Ruth Ann (von Stein) Bormuth, 90, of Rawson passed away at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at the Arlington Good Samaritan Center, Arlington. She was born on April 2, 1923, to the late Ivan and Maude (Marquart) von Stein, Sr. in Eagle Twp., Hancock County. She married Herbert John Bormuth on January 11, 1942, and he preceded her in death on December 1, 2013. Ruth Ann is survived by her sons: Paul D. (Barbara) Bormuth of Findlay, David O. Bormuth of Jenera, and John R. (Lena) Bormuth of Rawson; daughter, Mary Ann (Clair) Gallant of Orange Twp., Hancock County; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Ivan von Stein, Jr. and sister, Helen von Stein.
James Russell Suter – beloved husband, father, grandfather, and role model, 97, died early Friday, January 24, 2014, at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton, Ohio. He is survived by two sons: Fred (Marlene) Suter of Westerville, OH, John (Ruth) Suter of Brisbane, CA, and a daughter, Barbara Suter of Traverse City, MI. His grandchildren include Christina Eddington (Brian Sheppard) of Madison, WI, Mary Lewis of Findlay, OH, Leah Suter of Minneapolis, MN, Daniel James Suter of Westerville, OH, and Adam and Adrian Suter of Brisbane, CA. Great-grandchildren are Tre and Taylah Lewis, both of Findlay, OH. In 1985 he married Treva Dillman and she survives. James was preceded in death by two wives: Elvira B. Niswander (1981) and Mabel Lora (1983), and two brothers: Wendell (1926) and Dwight Suter (1997).
James G. Alt, 90, of Bluffton died at 3:06 a.m. January 27, 2014 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. He was born February 15, 1923 in Putnam County to the late Arthur and Elizabeth Nadler Alt. On February 16, 1957 he married Ursula Nussbaum and she survives. James retired from the Ford Engine Plant, Lima. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bluffton, VFW Post 9381, Ada, and Putnam County DAV Chapter 77. He enjoyed farming, gardening and his family, especially his grandchildren.
Richard “Dick” Tschetter, 95, died January 23, 2014 at his residence. He was born to Peter P. and Carra (Dirks) Tschetter on December 17, 1918 in Canton, Kansas. He grew up at Bridgewater and Freeman, SD and graduated from Freeman High School. He also graduated from Grace Bible Institute (now Grace University) in Omaha, NE and from Bethel College in North Newton, KS. While at Grace, Dick met and married Ruth Garbers. He pastored St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church of Council Bluffs, IA, Mt. Olivet Mennonite Church of Huron, SD and First Mennonite Church of Pretty Prairie, KS and St. John Mennonite Church of Pandora, OH.