Gerald D. Seem, 81, of Bluffton died February 18, 2014 at his residence. He was born November 29, 1932 in Bradner to the late Howard Samuel and Mae Swartz Seem Sr. On October 27, 1953 he married Ruth Hottenstein and she survives. Gerald retired from the Lima Ford Engine Plant. He was a member of the Gospel Fellowship Church, Rawson. He enjoyed reading and puttering around. He enjoyed watching the Cleveland Indians and the Green Bay Packers.
Reverend Lyle Francis Steiner, age 91, a resident of Royal Oak, MI since 1969, passed away February 14, 2014 at McLaren Macomb Medical Center in Mount Clemens, MI. Rev. Steiner resided at Medilodge Nursing Home of Richmond, MI since 2010. He was born September 18, 1922 in Lima, OH. A graduate of Ft. Wayne Bible College, Rev. Steiner was a pastor at missionary churches in Decatur, IN, Midland, MI, Cleveland, OH, Augusta, MI and Lima, OH. He worked for 19 years at the Ford Motor Company Utica Trim Plant and also volunteered as a chaplain with Ford Motor Company. Along with his love for reading, singing and listening to old time gospel music, Rev. Steiner was also a proud member of the Royal Oak Missionary Church.
Doris Kohli, 89, of Bluffton died February 17, 2014 at 5:30 a.m. at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. Doris was born November 9, 1924 in Allen County to the late Robert and Reva Shaffer Martz. On March 9, 1958 she married Francis Kohli and he preceded her in death on October 1, 1991. Doris retired from Triplett Corporation, Bluffton. She attended Bluffton Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing piano, sewing, reading, crossword puzzles, baking, playing games, and cooking.
Harold “Fuzz” Wright Crouse was born April 2, 1924, in North Baltimore to Leo (Edna) Crouse and Orpha (Wade) Bechtel, who both preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were four brothers: Clair, Kelly, John and Ray Crouse, three step-sisters: Caroline Felkner, Lorelia “Shorty” Crouse and Billie Griffith. Surviving is a sister, Darlene Hey of Bluffton. He married June I. Smith June 14, 1947 in Bluffton, she preceded him in death March 27, 2012, just shy of their 65th Wedding Anniversary.