John D. Harris of Elm Grove, Wis., and Naples, Fla., died Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, at the age of 71 years. He was born in Bluffton, Ohio, on Jan. 12, 1944, and was formerly a resident of Indianapolis, Ind. He is survived by his loving wife Lilly Harris (nee Stjarnstrom) and sister Linda (Chuck) Sullivan. He will be sadly missed by daughters Beth Harris of Indianapolis, Kristena (Brad) Schotanus of Chicago, Britt (Steve) Gosenheimer of Milwaukee and son Scott Engstrom of Montana. He was the beloved grandfather of eight - Chad, Emily, Joe, Drew, Allie, Frank, Anna, Vivian. He was the proud uncle to nieces Kim (Joe) Kussmaul, Kelly (Jim) Kauffman and nephew Scott (Jodi) Sullivan and grand-nephews Garrett, Spencer, Parker, and Lance.
Frank Paul Stawowy, 67, passed away Sept. 14, 2015, at Bluffton Hospital. Frank was born July 28, 1948, in Detroit, Mich., to the late Frank and Sophie (Tront) Stawowy. He married Susan Thomas who survives. Frank retired as a controls engineer. Frank was a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors also include two brothers Donald (Nancy) Stawowy of Mich., David (Joan) Stawowy of Ariz.; and two sisters Phyllis (John) Mondro of Mich., and Carol (Duane) Clark of Mich. A Celebration of Frank’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.
Donald Lee Schweingruber, 75, of Bluffton, died Saturday, Sept. 12. Don had been living with multiple myeloma for the past 15 years and was in hospice care when he died. Don was born April 4, 1940, in Ellwood City, Pa., to Russell and Dorothy Schweingruber and grew up on a farm in Butler County. He graduated from Zelienople High School in 1958 and Thiel College in 1963. He continued his education at Miami University, where he met Nancy Hoeltje. They married in 1965. Don earned a master’s degree from Miami in 1965 and a Ph.D. in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education from Michigan State University in 1971.