Obituaries

Pauline M. Lutz Hirschler

   Pauline M. Lutz Hirschler, 100 of Bluffton died August 2, 2012 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  She was born in Lima on December 20, 1911 to Alarta and Tymah Fay Roush Lutz.  She married Alfred E. Hirschler on June 30, 1940 and he preceded her in death in 1972.  They lived most of their married life in Springfield, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia.  Pauline returned to Ohio in 1998.

Arthur L. Hilty

   Arthur L. Hilty, 85, of Bluffton died at 3:25 p.m. July 26, 2012 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  He was born May 31, 1927 to Melvin and Helen Basinger Hilty who preceded him in death. In 1946 he graduated from Bluffton High School.  On October 26, 1947 he married Jo Ann Basinger who survives in Bluffton. 

Clyde W. Hartman

   Clyde W. Hartman, 88, of Bluffton died at 6:15 pm July 14, 2012 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. He was born January 17, 1924 in Orange Township to Wilbur and Alberta Basinger Hartman. On June 1, 1947 he married Mary Alice Ream and she survives.
   Mr. Hartman was a retired farmer and carpenter.  He was a wood carver and enjoyed making toys.  He was a member of the Bethel Church of Christ, Ada, where he served as an elder for many years and was also a Sunday school teacher, member of the choir and a men’s quartette.  Clyde was a member of the Blanchard Valley Farmers’ Co-op and a former member of the Farm Bureau.  He was a 1942 Mt. Cory High School graduate and a WWII Navy Veteran.

David A. Moser

   David A. Moser, 58, of Mt. Cory died at 2:56 pm July 13, 2012 at Bluffton Hospital.  He was born December 31, 1953 in Bluffton to James A. and Mary Jane Joseph Moser who preceded him in death.  On July 2, 1977 he married Linda Shepler and she survives.
   David retired from CSX after 38 years.  He was a member of the Findlay Moose, and the Eagles, American Legion and VFW, all of Columbus Grove.  He enjoyed NASCAR, fishing, Harley motorcycles, woodworking, Ohio State University sports, country music and playing pool.  He was a 1972 graduate of Bluffton High School.  He loved spending time with his family, especially his granddaughters.

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