Wade E. Huber, Bluffton native and Westerville resident, died on Feb. 21, 2010, in a Columbus area nursing home following a fall a few weeks earlier. He was born June 29, 1922, in Bluffton, the son of Waldo & Metta (Hochstettler) Huber.
He graduated from Bluffton-Richland High School. A graduate of Ohio Northern University, Ada, class of 1943, he was, except for US Army service during World War II, employed his entire career by the Ohio Inspection Bureau and its successor Insurance Services Office of Ohio. He worked in its Lima and later Mansfield, and Columbus offices, as a fire protection engineer, inspecting and then calculating fire insurance rates on commercial buildings.
He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret"Peggy" Tarr, whom he wed on May 10, 1949, and their four children, Pamela S. (Wayne) Andrews, of Mentor; Ronald A. Huber, of Westerville, Randall W. (Linda) Huber of Peoria, IL, and Larry E. Huber of Sunbury. Also suriving him are seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Patricia Herr, of Vaughnsville, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were held Feb. 25, 2010, at Hill Funeral Home, Westerville with interment at Northlawn Memory Gardens, Westerville.
When living in Bluffton, he was active in St. John's United Church of Christ, and a member of its Consistory. In retirement, he was a member of Grace Brethren Church,Westerville.
Alice L. Cross, 95, passed away at 12:42 p.m. Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton. She was born October 5, 1914 in Allen County to Francis and Ruth (Swick) Lewis. On August 25, 1956 she married William Harold Cross and he died July 17, 1967.
Mrs. Cross was a nurse at Bluffton Hospital and had also worked at Parkview Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. She was a member of Beaverdam Church of Christ and Bluffton Senior Citizens. She graduated from Beaverdam High School and obtained her nurses training at Bluffton Hospital.
Survivors include two nieces, Peg (Bob) Amstutz, of Columbus Grove and Kim (Larry) Lambert, of Knoxville, Tennessee; a nephew, Jim (Betty) Lewis, of Ada; a stepdaughter Bev Houser, of Roanoke, Indiana; a step-son Lenny (Chris) Cross, of Roanoke, Indiana and “Little Sis” Jane Schwaller of Ottoville, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by a stepson, Robert Cross; brothers, Charles and Morris Lewis; sisters-in-law, Martha and Lavaun Lewis; a niece, Pat Lewis; and nephews, Kenny and Michael Lewis.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 26, 2010 at Chiles-Laman Funeral Home, Bluffton. Rev. David Thompson and Chaplain William Herr officiating. Interment will be held in Rockport Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Beaverdam Church of Christ or the Mennonite Memorial Home.
Dorothy Mae Schutz, 82, of Pandora died February 16, 2010 at her residence.
Dorothy was born December 20, 1927 to Dwight and Rozella French Knepper in Benton Ridge She married Paul S. Schutz on March 27, 1948 and he survives.
Dorothy worked at Suter’s Produce, Pandora. She retired from the Findlay Courier, had worked at First National Bank, Pandora, and helped her husband on the farm. She was a member of Pandora United Methodist Church. She enjoyed bowling, golfing, and even had two holes in one. She loved to play cards at the Findlay Senior Citizen Center and dominos at the Pandora Missionary Church. She was a graduate of Liberty Benton High School.
Survivors include her husband, Paul Schutz, of Pandora; daughter, Paulette (Bud) Smith, of Pandora; granddaughter, Cricket Smith, of Celina; step-grandsons, Dave Smith, of Estes Park, Colo., Craig Smith, of Pocahontas, Ill., Matthew Smith, of Solomon, Md.; step-granddaughters, Gretchen Kiefer, of New Knoxville, Ohio, Shelley Smith, of Portland, Ore.; sisters, Loretta Resse, of Hernando, Fla., Margaret (Bill) Wells, of Ottawa, Doris (Roger) Saums, of Findlay.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Charles, Gerald, and Dean Knepper; sisters, Marry Kerry and Olive Chapman; step-grandson, Todd Smith.
A funeral service was held Friday, February 19, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Pandora United Methodist Church in Pandora. Rev. Mark Hollinger officiated. Visitation was held Thursday, February 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Chiles-Laman Funeral Home, Bluffton.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice or Pandora United Methodist Church.
Nellie M. Detwiler, age 74, of Findlay, Ohio passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2010 surrounded by her family.
Nellie was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-five years, Randy Detwiler. She is survived by her oldest daughter Sue Tackett and her husband, Garrol, of Miamisburg, Ohio, and their daughters Caitlin, of Athens, Ohio and Megan, of Aspen, Colorado; youngest daughter Vickie Gillen and her husband, Jim, of Lima, Ohio and Vicki's daughter Julie Thaxton and her husband, Ben, and their children. Also surviving are Nellie's great-grandchildren Jacob and Joshua, of Lafayette, Ohio. Nellie will also leave behind three sisters, Bonnie Stultz, Judy Wineland and Barb Thompson (Findlay) and two brothers, Lester Honse, of Bluffton, Ohio and David Honse, of Findlay. She is also preceded in death by sister, Rose Rettig (Findlay).
Born in Findlay on September 29, 1935, to parents Lester and May (Walker) Honse, now deceased, Nellie spent her later childhood years living in Jenera, Ohio and graduated from Cory-Rawson High School. She married Randy on August 8, 1953, and then returned to Findlay to raise a family together. Over the years Nellie worked in the office of Sani-Pur Dairy, Werk-Brau Corp., Great Scot and retired from Marathon Oil Company. She was a member of Howard United Methodist Church. Nellie lived her life dedicated to and surrounded by family and friends.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, February 23, 2010, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay. The funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2010, at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, with Pastor David Clark officiating. Burial followed in Knollcrest Gardens, Arcadia. The family would like to thank Dr. Rick Watson and his staff, and the staff of Bridge Home Health and Hospice for their kindness and support. Condolences can be sent via www.coldrencrates.com.