Marcene Gwenda (Garmatter) Traucht, 92, of West Liberty, went home to be with Christ, her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 in Green Hills Care Center. She was born March 17, 1922 in Allen County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Calvin and Huldah (Badertscher) Garmatter. On October 16, 1942, she married Herbert A. Traucht in Bluffton, Ohio and he preceded her in death on March 26, 2005. She is also preceded in death by a son, Kevin Traucht, a brother, Calvin Lynn Garmatter, and a sister JuLee Amstutz Chidester. Her children; Kathy (Jay) King, Al (Kathy) Traucht of West Liberty, and Greg (Ellen) Traucht of Marysville, eight grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren will miss their mom, grandma, and great grandma. Two sisters; Doris (Robert) Hamman and Darlyn (Dean) Sommers, both are living in Bluffton, Ohio.
Robert “Bob” L. Reichenbach, 84, passed away January 19 at 7:15 a.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. Bob was born April 8, 1930, in Marion, Ohio, to the late William and Sibyl (Cooley) Reichenbach. On January 14, 1955, he married Carrol Goodwin Reichenbach who survives.
Verena “Renie” Holcomb, age 94, Delaware, passed away Sunday, Jan. 18. She was born September 12, 1920, in Pandora, Ohio, and was a graduate of Bluffton High School. Renie was a member of the Living Hope Free Methodist Church in Westerville where she had many friends. Renie was the quintessential lady. She was a loving wife, loved her family and was proud of her Swiss heritage. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gideon and Elizabeth Augsburger and brothers and sisters.
Donna Jean Lutz, 87, died at 5:58 a.m., Friday, Jan. 16, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton, Ohio. She was born Sept. 10, 1927, in Columbus Grove, Ohio, to James Logan and Cora May (Taylor) Fruchey. They both preceded her in death. On June 24, 1951, she married Dwight Irwin Lutz, and he survives in Bluffton, Ohio. Mrs. Lutz was a member of the Columbus Grove Christian Church. She had worked at Steele’s of Lima and Beaverdam School cafeteria, and retired in 1993 from Triplett Corporation, Bluffton, after 25 years. She had served as President of the PTA, was a Girl Scout Leader and served as President of the Ladies Methodist Group.