Raymond K. Schumacher, 86, a resident of Severna Park, Maryland, died on January 8, 2012. The son of Cyrus and Olivia Schumacher, he was born in 1925 in Payne, Ohio and grew up in Bluffton. A World War II Veteran, Ray served in Europe in the US Army, Company G, 242nd Regiment, 42nd Rainbow Infantry Division. His unit suffered 80% killed, wounded, or captured during Hitler’s final offensive operation in Alsace-Lorraine. They finally gained the upper hand and were lead elements in offensive operations in Germany and the liberation of the Nazi death Camp in Dachau.
Vidella May Schey, 93, of Leipsic died at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at The Meadows of Leipsic. She was born June 9, 1918 near Columbus Grove on Bucher Road to the late Ezra and Elvina (Hilty) Bucher. On September 28, 1946 she married Leon Schey who died December 30, 2007.
Marcile Suter, 97, of Bluffton died at 6:40 am January 1, 2012 at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was born September 5, 1914 in Bucyrus, to Robert and Ida Auch Rindfuss. On June 30, 1940 she married Winford Suter and he preceded her in death on February 18, 1997.
Elvina Mae Wilkins, 76 died at 6:00 a.m. December 25, 2011 at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay from complications of a fall in her home. She was born November 6, 1935 in Bluffton to Waldo and Blanche (Criblez) Wilkins.
Elvina lived her entire life in Orange Township, Hancock County, Ohio. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Bluffton. During her working years Elvina was employed by the Boss Glove Factory, Bluffton until the company closed and then worked for 25 years at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.