Margie Jean Huber 88, of Melbourne, Fl. passed away Saturday, January 12, 2013. She was born October 24, 1924 in Ada Ohio and was a former resident of Bluffton, Ohio. Her parents were E.E. (Gene) & Alma Peterson and she graduated from Ada High School. Margie married C. Berdell Huber on January 1, 1943 in Bluffton, Ohio and they both were instrumental in founding The Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Association. She retired from R C A in Findlay, Ohio. Margie was preceded in death by her husband Berdell in 2000.
Joel William (Bill) Baehr, 83, died at his home at 5:15 a.m. January 6, 2013, Chandler, Arizona. Joel was born in Bluffton to John and Edna Boehr on September 18, 1929. He had one brother, Richard of Bluffton, Ohio. Bill was blessed with energy; wit, with gifts in art and music. He was baptized by Rev. J.N. Smucker in the First Mennonite Church. He graduated from Pandora High School and Bluffton College with a major in art. He then went on to graduate from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Birmingham, Michigan. He volunteered, and had 2 years in the Marines.
Pastor Allan Ray Tschiegg went home to be with his Lord on Saturday evening, January 5, 2013, in Dallas, Oregon. He was born at home on the farm in Columbus Grove, Ohio on September 27, 1930 to Eldon and Grace (Lora) Tschiegg. He worked on the farm and at Farmers Grain Co. in Bluffton, Ohio until he left for Grace Bible Institute in Omaha, Nebraska. There he met the love of his life, Adelia Marie Heinrichs. A year later they were married while he was attending Grace Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. During his seminary years he was pastor of Pleasant Valley Community Church, just south of Warsaw, Indiana. It was there that they started their family.
Princess Gladys Long Grismore, 98 died at 11:50 a.m. January 8, 2013 at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. She was born May 2, 1914 in Lima to the late Floyd and Louise (Lauck) Long. She also had a stepfather Omar Johnson who preceded her in death. On August 31, 1935 she married Fred L. Grismore and he died November 29, 1981.