John A. Schmidt, resident of Los Gatos, California. June 14, 1925 – December 4, 2011 After watching his 49ers defeat the Rams and eating a healthy meal, John passed away peacefully in his favorite chair on the evening of December 4, 2011. He enjoyed life and good health to the end.
Born in Reinfeld, Russia, in 1925 in a “Dutch” Mennonite farming community, John and his courageous parents along with brothers Abe, Pete and Neil escaped the tyranny of Russia to Harbin, China, in 1928. They lived there for a year and sister, Alice, was born before immigrating to the United States and moving to a Mennonite farm in Bluffton, Ohio, where sister, Mary was born.
Edith Donna Dee Meyer, 82, of Bluffton died at 9:20 a.m. on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at The Heritage. She was born May 10, 1929, in Spencerville to Pearl Daniel and Olga Wyona (Robey) Harter, who preceded her in death. On April 30,1947, she married Donald Joseph Meyer, who died on February 1, 2000.
Edith served for many years as a bus driver for Cory-Rawson Schools. She then was a Rural Mail Carrier and eventually retired from the Postal Service. Edith was proud of her farming heritage. She was born and raised on a farm and lived her adult life as the loving wife of a farmer.
Edith was also a loving mother. She was a "Second Mom" to many of her
Virginia L. Geiger, 80 died at 6:40 AM November 23, 2011 at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was born December 19, 1930 in Orange Township, Hancock County to Amos E. and Bernice Ewing Klingler. On November 17, 1950 she married Kenneth E.