Ralf Bronnenmeier, 47, of Findlay, Ohio, passed away Sunday morning, July 27, 2014. He was born on April 7, 1967 in Mindelheim, Germany. Ralf was the son of Arnulf and Cilli Bronnenmeier, who mourn the loss of their son. Ralf went to the University of Munich and completed his studies with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He started working at Grob Werke GmbH & Co KG in Mindelheim, Bavaria, Germany in March 1994. In 2003 he moved to the United States and became the CEO of Grob Systems, Inc. in Bluffton, Ohio. He had a passion for engineering. His hobbies included working on his motorcycle, car and airplane. He was always an enthusiast for Porsche cars.
Clyde L. Sellers, age 93, of Lima, died at 5:15 p.m., Saturday, July 26 at Lima Convalescent Home. He was born May 30, 1921 to the late Grover C. ‘Buzz’ and Addie Myrtle Sellers. He married Dorothy Dell Huffers April 13, 1941 and she preceded him in death June 25, 2003. Mr. Sellers retired from Standard Oil in 1983 where he had been a part of the Maintenance Department. He had served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a member of VFW Post 1275 and American Legion Post 96.
Joan Sommer, 87, of Archbold, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, July 26, 2014 with family at her side. She was born in Bluffton, Ohio on March 29, 1927 to Roy Hauenstein and Azelda (Keifer) Hauenstein. She was a 1945 graduate of Pandora High School, Pandora, Ohio. On November 3, 1946 she married Clyde Sommer at St. John’s Evangelical & Reformed Church in Bluffton, Ohio. Joan’s two passions were gardening and spending time with her family. She was an ardent supporter of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Joan worked as a teacher’s aide and secretary in the Archbold Area School system. Joan also worked for the Village of Archbold for several years. She was an active member of St.
Maxine J. McCafferty, 90, passed away July 24, 2014 at 9:31 p.m. at her daughter’s residence in Lima. Maxine was born March 26, 1924 in Riley Township-Pandora to the late Clarence and Eddyth (West) Fridley. On November 20, 1942 she married William J. “Bill” McCafferty who preceded her in death on October 16, 2002. Maxine had worked in the cafeteria at Bluffton Elementary School and had previously worked at Triplett Corp., Bluffton. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and Bluffton Senior Citizens. Maxine enjoyed farming, her flower gardens, playing cards and adored her cat, Snickers. She was a 1942 graduate of Pandora High School.