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.
Tim E. Kahle, 56, passed away at 8:48 a.m., Jan.11, at his residence, following a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Tim was born June 4, 1958, in Lima to Herman and Imogene Kahle. His mother survives in Kalida. On May 29, 1982, he married Lois Wischmeyer, who survives in Pandora, along with their three children, Travis, Matt, and Rachel.
John E. “Jack” Adair, 76, of Estero, Fla., a former resident of Bluffton, Ohio, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Joanne’s House at Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs, Fla. Jack was born on Jan. 2, 1939, in Continental, Ohio, son of the late Gayland E. and Pauline (née Kohn) Adair. He became a Florida resident in 1991. In 1957, he graduated from Spencerville High School and attended the University of Evansville. After moving to Jackson, Miss., he attended the Belhaven College and the Reformed Seminary. He married his wife Kathy on Nov. 23, 1958, in Beaverdam, Ohio.
Anita L. (Augsburger) Topp, 66, Delphos, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 4, at the Cleveland Clinic. She was born July 3, 1948, in Bluffton to Denver and Pauline (Showalter) Augsburger. Both preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to John Vogt on Jan. 17, 1970. He preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 1988; she then married Larry Topp on Nov. 26, 1994, and he survives in Delphos.