Dwight I. Lutz, age 90, died at 9:55 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at Mennonite Home, Bluffton, Ohio. He was born on Sept. 20, 1926, in Lima, Ohio, to Irwin Henry and Ethel (McClure) Lutz. They both preceded him in death. On June 24, 1951, he married Donna Jean Fruchey, who preceded him in death, Jan. 16, 2015.
Mary Ann Kooker, 86, passed away Nov. 27, 2016, at 2:52 p.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. Mary Ann was born June 1, 1930, in Mishawaka, Indiana, to the late Harvey and Alma (Hostetler) Nunnemaker. On June 30, 1951, she married Clarence Kooker who preceded her in death on May 11, 2016. Mary Ann graduated from Tiskelwa High School and obtained her master’s degree from Bluffton College. She was a music teacher at various public schools and taught private lessons. Mary Ann was a concert pianist and once played at Carnegie Hall. She was a member of First Mennonite Church, Bluffton and the Bluffton Garden Club.
Leonard Lee Peterman, age 58, returned home to Heaven at 4:00 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, at his home. Leonard was born Dec. 21, 1957, in Columbia, South Carolina, to the late William Harold and Betty Jean (Bruce) Peterman. On Aug. 2, 2003, he married Cheryl Lynn (Cramer) Peterman who survives in Lima. Leonard was a 1976 graduate of Cory-Rawson High School. He worked as an HVAC Technician and Service Manager for R. A. Flynn and Son. Leonard had previously worked for Coca Cola and Pepsi. He was a member of the Lima Scubanauts, was an avid fan of the Minnesota Vikings and loved music and camping. Most of all he loved spending time with family and friends.
Charles “Chuck” W. Montgomery, 94, passed away Nov. 23, 2016, at Bluffton Hospital. Charles was born March 11, 1922, in Bluffton to the late Charles and Lenore (Stouffer) Montgomery. On Jan. 26, 1943, he married Marjorie Reams Montgomery who survives. After graduating from Bluffton High School, Charles became a life-long farmer. He enjoyed hunting arrowheads, bird watching, gardening, nature, reading and studying the universe. Charles was a veteran of the Army Air Corps serving in World War II.