Nelson D. Schumacher, 92, of Bluffton, died on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. He was born in Pandora, OH on December 30, 1918 to the late Menno and Lena (Diller) Schumacher. He married Betty Habegger on October 9, 1949. She died on April 9, 1981. He married Jean Basinger on December 27, 1985 and she survives.
Florence “Flo” Herrmann, 84 died at 5:02 p.m. December 18, 2011 at her residence. She was born May 14, 1927 in Belmont, Ohio to Andrew and Elizabeth (Callahan) McLaughlin. On November 20, 1954 she married Fred Herrmann and he died September 13, 2003.
She had retired as a bookkeeper at the Bluffton Stone Company. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bluffton. She was a volunteer at Bluffton Hospital and enjoyed reading and traveling. She was a 1945 graduate of Senecaville High School.
Robert F. Bender, 84, of Bluffton died at 3:10 pm December 14, 2011 at his residence. He was born September 24, 1927 in Wapakoneta to Frederick Ferdinand and Florence Elizabeth Lamley Bender. On August 24, 1948 he married Jo Ann Brunn and she survives.
Robert and Jo Ann owned A-Z Portion Control Meats of Bluffton. He was a member of Bethel Church of Christ, Ada, and a former board member of the Lima Senior Citizens. He enjoyed sailing, ballroom dancing, carving rocking horses, scuba diving and traveling in his Airstream. He played the organ and piano. He attended Lima Central High School and was a WWII Navy veteran.
Harley D. Augsburger, 91 of Bluffton died at 2:20 AM December 9, 2011 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. He was born February 7, 1920 in Bluffton to Walter and Leona Burkholder Augsburger. He was married to Estelle Bogart and she preceeded him in death in 1953. On May 29, 1954 he married Glenna Mae Reiter and she died September 13, 2006.
Harley had worked at Triplett Corporation, Bluffton for 30 years. He was a member of the First Missionary Church, Bluffton. He enjoyed watching football and graduated from Bluffton High School.