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Obituaries March 2012

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RUTH SCHILB

ANTWERP – Ruth Elizabeth Schilb, 96, passed from her earthly home on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center.

She was the youngest daughter of George E. and Rose Clemmer. She married Thomas Schilb, who preceded her in death in 1990. Ruth and Tom lived most of their lives in Antwerp as owners and operators of Schilb Funeral Home, Schilb Furniture Store and Schilb Appliance Store. In Antwerp, she was active in the Methodist Church, Eastern Star, Fin-de-siecle Club and Band Mothers. She also enjoyed her time at the Auburn Country Club.

Ruth spent 30 retirement years in Sebring, Fla., where she became an avid golfer. She loved entertaining family and friends in her home there. In January 2000, she moved to Georgetown Place in Fort Wayne where she lived until 2003 when she went to live with her granddaughter, Karen (Tom) Fenker in Leo, Ind. In 2009, she moved to the Manor House in Antwerp. Ruth enjoyed attending Sunday evening services at the Manor House and being back to her “roots” in Antwerp where she was near her family.

Survivors include a son, Walter (Sue) Schilb; a daughter, Mary (Paul) Culler; nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Jane Lucille Schilb Poth in 1957, and siblings Wilbur Clemmer, George H. Clemmer, Madelyn Jump, Helen Jenkins and Carl Clemmer.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 3 at Dooley Funeral Home in Antwerp. Burial will be in Maumee Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 2 and one hour prior to services on Tuesday.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com.

 

TERRY “MIKE” OVERMYER

CECIL – Terry “Mike” Overmyer, 67, of Cecil, died suddenly March 29, 2012, while vacationing with his beloved wife, Darlene.

He was a retired millwright for Defiance GM.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14 at the Ney Church of God.

 

 

ALICE HENKE RAINWATER 1917-2012

PAULDING – Alice Louise Henke-Rainwater, 94, of Paulding, passed away peacefully at 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 28 at her home in the Country View Enhanced Living Center, Paulding.

She was born Aug. 7, 1917, in Chicago, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Bordes) Knarr. Her first husband, Erhard W. Henke, preceded her in death in 1962. Her second husband, Curtis Rainwater, preceded her in death in 1992. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She worked at Wrigley’s Gum Company in her early years and was a LPN-nurse for many years at Hinsdale Hospital, Hinsdale, Ill. She was a member of the Trinity Seventh-day Adventist Church, Defiance.

Surviving are three sons, Erhard “Bud” (Marsha) Henke, Oakwood, Edwin Henke, Mont Eagle, Tenn. and Elmer (Donna) Henke, Grand Haven, Mich.; one daughter, Marjorie (James) Stam, St. Charles, Mich,; one stepdaughter, June Brouch, Tinley Park, Ill.; 15 grandchildren, James (Bridgette) Stam, Larry (Julie) Stam, Eugene Stam, Nancy (Stam) Marietta, Jennifer Henke, Aaron, Adam, Whitney, Bruce (Ada) Henke, Brent Henke, Brooke (Greg) Wyant, Blake (Tim) Wade, Joy (Bruce) Rogers, Jan (Andre’) Scalzo, Jeanine (John) Keyes; 23 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; and six great-stepgrandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters and one son, Eugene Henke, in 1961.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1 at the Trinity Seventh-day Adventist Church, Defiance. Interment will be at a later date at Mount Greenwood Cemetery in Chicago. Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, is in charge of arrangements.

Preferred memorials are to Country View Enhanced Living Center or Trinity Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Online condolences may be left at www.hcsfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

JOHN KWASCIGROH 1930-2012

VAN WERT – John Paul Kwascigroh, 81, of Van Wert, died Tuesday morning, March 27 at his residence.

He was born July 10, 1930 in Paulding County, the son of John M. and Ada E. (Buchman) Kwascigroh. On Sept. 19, 1981, he married Shirley Mae Doner, who died May 23, 2000. He retired from Federal Mogul after more than 30 years of service and also farmed. He attended St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Van Wert.

Surviving are a son, John F., of Kimmell, Ind.; a daughter, Sharon Flint, Paulding; a daughter-in-law, Deb Kwascigroh, Grover Hill; four stepchildren, Rickey (Suzanne) Thatcher of Ottoville, Terry (Kathy) Thatcher and Dennis (Joyce) Thatcher, both of Van Wert, and Gina Stutz of Scott; two sisters, Anna Blanchard of Paulding County and Ruth Frankurt of Leipsic; a sister-in-law, Pearl Kwascigroh; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many extended family members.

He also was preceded in death by a son, Paul W., in 2001; and a brother, Frank.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31 at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert with the Rev. Paul W. Miller officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.

Visitation is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 30 at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at www.cowanfuneralhome.com.

 

 

IRENE BAKER 1918-2012

PAULDING – Former Elk Rapids and Traverse City, Mich. resident, Irene E.M. (Parrish) Baker, age 93, died Wednesday, March 21 at Paulding County Hospital.

She was born April 22, 1918 in Paulding County, the daughter of James C. and Iva I. (Corbin) Parrish. She married Virgil I. Baker, who preceded her in death in 1977. She devoted over 30 years researching and writing the histories of her ancestors. Her books, A Portrait of our Ancestors - Jury, Troxell, Shisler, Parrish, may be found in the Paulding County Carnegie Library.

She is survived by a son, William (Julia) Baker, Indianapolis; two grandchildren, Christopher Baker of Indiana and Kelly Kwolek of Virginia; five great-grandchildren; nephews, David Parrish of Michigan and William Bashore, Paulding; and a special niece, Janet K. La Valley, Traverse City, Mich.

She also was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Colleen Baker; three brothers, Ernest, James and George Parrish; five sisters, Opal Parrish, Ethel Pierce, Audrey Bashore, Mary Rhodes and Marjorie Parrish; and friend and sister-in-law, Gretchen (Connin) Parrish.

Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 31 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Graveside funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at the Bowholtz Cemetery, Paulding.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Country Inn Enhanced Living, 12651 Road 82, Paulding OH 45879.

Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.

 

ELAINE ESCHBACH 1950-2012

DEFIANCE – Elaine R Eschbach, 61, Defiance, passed away Wednesday, March 21 at Brookview Heathcare Center, Defiance.

She was born on April 14, 1930 in Youngstown, the daughter of Walter K. and Betsy (Hamlen) Bura. She taught school at Paulding Exempted Village Schools, retiring in 2003. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Defiance and its Altar Guild, where she served as director.

She is survived by a son, Nate A. Eschbach, Defiance; four grandchildren, Quintin Fleming, Ashlin Smart, Catilin Eschbach and Andrew Eschbach; and a brother, Peter Bura of Westlake.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Christine “Tina” Schnuth; and a sister-in-law, Peggy Bura.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31 at Grace Episcopal Church with Father Gene Pearson officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 30 at Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance.

Preferred memorials are to Grace Episcopal Church or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Online condolences can be given at www.HCSFuneralHome.com.

 

JOHN SHEEHAN 1917-2012

PAYNE – John J. Sheehan, 94, of Payne, passed away Sunday, March 25 at Twin Rivers Care Center, Defiance.

He was born May 7, 1917 in Verona, Ill., the son of Benjamin and Mamie (O’Hern) Sheehan. He was a 1936 graduate of Latty High School and was a repairman at International Harvester in Fort Wayne for 35 years. On July 16, 1941, he married Alice Adeline Line, who died March 18, 1987. On Dec. 31, 1997, he married Mary Jane Hyland, who died Nov. 10, 2002.

Surviving are four children, Rita (Tony) Lamb of Angola, Ind., Steve (Becky) of Defiance, Stan (Chris) of Van Wert and Patricia (Jeff) Kroncke of Whitehouse; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He also was preceded in death by eight siblings.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 29 at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Payne. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 and 9-9:30 a.m. Thursday at Dooley Funeral Home, Payne.

Preferred memorials are to St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery or Divine Mercy Catholic School.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com.

 

 

EDITH “MADGE” BURNOS 1919-2012

FORT WAYNE – Former Payne resident Edith Madalene “Madge” Burnos, 92, died Wednesday, March 21 at Parkview Regional Medical Center.

She was born July 15, 1919 in Convoy, and was a longtime resident of Payne. She later moved to Fort Wayne where she worked at and retired from North American Van Lines after 16 years of service. She was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church. She loved dancing, country music, word puzzles and spending time with her family and friends, who will all miss her sharp wit.

She is survived by two daughters, Rose Kreft of Fort Wayne and LaDonna Wright of Dania, Fla.; a son, Robert (Joan) Burnos of Wexford, Pa.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four nieces and one nephew.

She was preceded in death a by a brother, Lorenz; sisters Irene and Isabelle; and her beloved husband, Frank.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 24 at St. Jude Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, with Fr. Thomas Shoemaker officiating. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Cemetery, Payne.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 23 at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1520 East Dupont Road, and one hour prior to Mass on Saturday.

Preferred memorials are to The American Red Cross for disaster relief in Indiana or to St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church.

To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.

 

JAMES GARY 1946-2012

DEFIANCE – James F. “Jim” Gary, age 66, of Defiance, went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, March 21 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Maumee.

He was born March 19, 1946 in Paulding County, the son of Florien and E. Irene (Money) Gary. On March 20, 1965, he married Brenda Retcher, who survives. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in Vietnam. He worked as a maintenance supervisor for GM Powertrain 44 years, retiring in 2010. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, serving as an elder and doing volunteer work. He also volunteered with Gideons International, the American Heart Association and the American Foundry Society. He also was a member of AMVETS Post #1991.

Also surviving are a daughter, Michele (Stan) Schmidt of Kendallville, Ind.; a son, James Gary III of Bardstown, Ky.; six grandchildren; and a sister, Nan Unruh-Fox, Michigan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ruth Leach; and a brother, John Unruh.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24 at St. John Lutheran Church in Defiance with Pastors Donald L. Luhring and Joshua Schmidt officiating. Burial will follow in Sherman Cemetery, Paulding County, where military graveside rites will be accorded by VFW Post 3360.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Friday, March 23 at Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

Preferred memorials are to the Stephen Ministries, Gideons International or Defiance County Humane Society.

Online condolences can be left at www.HCSFuneralHome.com.

 

SHARON NORDEN 1937-2012

FINDLAY – Sharon Beth Norden, 74, of Findlay passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 21 at the Blanchard Valley Medical Center Hospice Unit.

She was born on May 20, 1937, the daughter of Roy and Grace (Martin) Griffis of Payne, who both preceded her in death. On Aug. 31, 1957, she married Frederick Henry Norden, who survives in Findlay. Early in her career she served as executive secretary for the Campbell Soup Company in Napoleon.

Also surviving are two sons, Jeff Norden and Greg (Patty) Norden, all of Findlay; a daughter, Heather (T.J.) Routson of McComb; and five grandchildren, Logan, Winefred, Tucker, Eli and Sophie.

She also was preceded in death by a brother, Art Griffis.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at the Lehtomaa Funeral Home, 201 Osborn Ave. in Findlay, with Pastor Rick Broughton officiating.

Her family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Cancer Patient Services Hancock County or Bridge Home Health and Hospice Blanchard Valley Health System.

On-line condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.lehtomaafh.com.

 

GARY GOLLIVER 1942-2012

GROVER HILL – Gary A. Golliver, 70, of Grover Hill, died at 5:45 a.m. Thursday, March 22 at his residence.

He was born Feb. 18, 1942 in Van Wert County, the son of the late Alonzo and Bernita Ruth (Adams) Golliver. On May 17, 1969, he married Kathryn Doster, who survives in Grover Hill. He retired after 40 years from General Motors in Defiance. He was a Grover Hill firefighter for 26 years and a Grover Hill councilman for 24 years.

He is also survived by a daughter, LeAnn (Ernie) Lester of Limestone, Tenn.; a son: Lonnie (Felicia) Golliver of Grover Hill; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Diane (Banner) Meade of Napoleon and Ruth (Tom) Adams of Florida, Ohio.

He also was preceded in death by a son, Larry Golliver; a granddaughter, Tori Lynn Golliver; a brother, Larry D. Golliver; and two sisters, Vicki Golliver and Nancy Minnich.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 26 at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Oakwood, with Pastor Terry Porter officiating. Burial will follow in Middle Creek Cemetery, Grover Hill.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Saturday, March 24 and 10-11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the Grover Hill Fire Department.

Condolences may be expressed at www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

EVELYN THOMPSON 1924-2012

PAULDING – Evelyn I. Thompson, age 87, died Monday, March 19 at the Paulding County Hospital.

She was born Oct. 27, 1924 in Paulding County, the daughter of Samuel and Bernice (Fisher) Buerkley. On Nov. 15, 1946, she married Donald E. “Lefty” Thompson, who preceded her in death on March 17, 1998. She was employed by the Paulding County Clerk of Courts as a bookkeeper, retiring in 1986. She also was employed as a secretary by the former Grizzly Manufacturing of Paulding for 32 years. She was a member and the secretary of the First Christian Church of Christ, Paulding, and a member of the VFW Post #587 Auxiliary.

She is survived by a son, Dennis (JoAnn) Thompson, Breckenridge, Texas; a daughter, Lori (Dave) Clark, Paulding; a sister, Zella Buerkley, Fort Wayne, six grandchildren, Charles (Robin) Thompson, Connie (Jonathan) Giardina, Mike (Angie) Thompson, Leslie (Brent) Townley, Lindsey (Matt) Hormann and Heather Clark; 10 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Eugene Vance, Paulding.

She also was preceded in death by three brothers, Marion, Sam and Jim Buerkley; three sisters, Jane Miller, Donna Pancake and Dorothy Duvall; and a grandson, Mark Thompson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 23 at First Christian Church, Paulding, with the Rev. Greg Bibler officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Paulding.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, March 22 at Den Herdfer Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to First Christian Church.

Online condolences may sent to www.denherderfh.com.

 

 

CARL SHAW 1928-2012

GROVER HILL – Carl F. Shaw, 84, of Grover Hill, died at 9:25 a.m. Sunday, March 18, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.

He was born Jan. 22, 1928, in Van Wert County, the son of Llewellyn and Grace (Gardner) Shaw. He married Eloise (Miller) Shaw at the parsonage in Wetzel, and she survives. He was a graduate of Hoaglin Jackson High School, a part-time farmer and he had retired from Continental Can Company following 43 years of service. He was a member of the Trinity Friends Church in Van Wert.

Also surviving are two daughters, Carla (Jim) Foster of Van Wert and Deena (Dale) Coppes of Grover Hill; a brother, Gene (Evelyn) Shaw of Hillsdale, Mich.; three granddaughters; a grandson; a great-granddaughter and four great-grandsons.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home in Van Wert with the Revs. Steve Savage and Neil Hammons officiating. Burial will be in the Middle Creek Cemetery, Grover Hill.

Hours of visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials may be directed to the Grover Hill EMS, Trinity Friends Church or the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.

 

JOANNE PUTMAN BURK 1930-2012

PAYNE – J. Joanne Putman Burk, age 81, of Payne, died at 12:28 p.m. Thursday, March 15 at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.

She was born Oct. 31, 1930 in Paulding County, the daughter of Harold Joel Clear and Mildred Marie (Grady) Slaugenhoupt. On Nov. 29, 1947, she married Herbert E. Putman, who died March 22, 1978. On June 30, 1979, she married Arlen “Dub” Burk, who survives. She retired after 43 years of service as a production employee at National Seal (Federal Mogul). She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Payne and the Silver Seals of Federal Mogul, and was an avid sports fan of OSU.

Surviving are a daughter, Cheryl A. Putman Matthews of Van Wert; two sons, Alan (Sue) Putman of Valrico, Fla. and Kevin Putman of Dublin; a sister, Lorraine (Paul W.) Miller of Van Wert; a half-sister, Nancy (Dwight) Palmetto of Lima; stepchildren, Terry (Le) Burk of Little Rock, Ark., Gary (Pam) Burk of Oxford and Cindy (Ed) Amstutz of Columbus; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 13 stepgrandchildren; 20 great-stepgrandchildren; and her dog, Sadie.

She also was preceded in death by a son, Terry Joe Putman; a great-grandson, Brandon Heath; a stepdaughter, Cathy Banks; and a sister, Carol Priest.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 20 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Payne with the Revs. Julia Ronngren and Paul W. Miller officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City.

Visitation is from 2-8 p.m. Monday, March 19 at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.

Preferred memorials are to the church.

Expressions of sympathy may be emailed to cowanfh@yahoo.com.

 

 

DONNA RILEY

Donna E. Riley, 74, passed away Monday, March 12, 2012.

Born in Fort Wayne, she had been an R.N. with Lutheran Hospital.

She is survived by her sons, David Riley of Fort Wayne and Steve (Sally) Riley of Richmond, Ind.; a brother, Don Martin of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Joyce Miller of Antwerp; and grandchildren, Ian and Claire Riley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cliff; parents, Claude and Margaret Martin; and a brother, Harold Martin.

Visitation is from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, March 16 at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road, Fort Wayne. Graveside service to follow visitation in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Preferred memorials are to the American Diabetes Association.

 

FERD BURDEN JR. 1923-2012

PAYNE – Ferd Burden Jr., 89, of Payne, passed away Tuesday, March 13 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

He was born Feb. 19, 1923 in Wapakoneta, the son of Ferd Ellsworth and Hazel (Fry) Burden. He served his country during World War II with the U.S. Coast Guard/Merchant Marine 1941-45 and then served in the U.S. Army 1948-49. In 1962, he married Laura Cobb, who preceded him in death Aug. 20, 2011. He retired after 25 years from BF Goodrich and was a faithful member of Payne Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are his children, Holly Jones of Payne, Ty John (Marcella) of Tooele, Utah, and David (Suzanne) and Jay Paul (Shellie), both of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren; and three siblings, Alice Waterman of New Bremen, Bill of Spencerville and Mark of Lima.

He also was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Rachel Belle, and eight siblings.

His funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, March 16 at Payne Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Mike Harper officiating. Burial will be in Wiltsie Cemetery. Visitation will be held two hours prior to services. Dooley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Preferred memorials are to American Bible Society (Bibles for the troops) or Payne Church of the Nazarene.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com.

 

 

MICHAEL MOORE 1944-2012


ANTWERP – Michael “Detroit” Moore, 67, of Antwerp, passed away Saturday, March 10 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

 

He was born May 22, 1944 in Fort Wayne, the son of the late Edward and Josephine (Noble) Moore. He served in the Army National Guard. He farmed most of his life and worked nearly 20 years at General Electric.

 

Surviving are a brother, Edward, of Antwerp; a niece, Kelly (Jeff) of Antwerp; and two nephews, Scott of Fort Wayne and Chris (Whitney) of Nashville.

 

He also was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 16 at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp. Burial will be in Maumee Cemetery.

Viewing is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 15 and one hour prior to services on Friday.

 

Preferred memorials are to Paulding County Dog Shelter.

 

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

 

NORMA PHLIPOT 1940-2012

 

PAULDING – Norma Jean Phlipot, age 72, died Friday, March 9 at her residence.

 

She was born Jan. 7, 1940 in Defiance County, the daughter of Russell D. and Flora M. (Doyle) Butler. On Jan. 31, 1959, she married Earl E. “Zeb” Phlipot, who preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 2007. She was a member of the Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Paulding, and the VFW Post #587 Auxiliary.

 

She is survived by two sons, Everett (Jil) Phlipot of Stuart, Fla., and Alan Phlipot, Paulding; two daughters, Deborah (Mike) Farquhar of Paulding, and Diane (Graeg Beber) Fogle of Auburn, Ind.; three brothers, Clyde “Bud” (Jeannie) Butler of Ayersville and Russell “Punk” (Judy) Butler and Merlin “Joe” (Susan) Butler, both of Defiance; a s

 

 

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