Leonard A. Rieman, 90 of Columbus Grove died at 4:25 p.m. July 8, 2012 at Putnam Acres, Ottawa. He was born May 11, 1922 in Glandorf to Louis and Appolonia Maag Rieman. On April 14, 1948 he married Rosella F. Diemer and she preceded him in death on April 11, 2005. Mr. Rieman was a farmer and also retired from Phillips ECG, Ottawa. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bluffton where he had served on the parish council. He enjoyed playing euchre, spending time with his grandchildren and had just celebrated his 90th birthday with friends and family.
Frank V. Evilsizer Jr. of Ada died at 3:31 a.m. July 1, 2012 at Bluffton Hospital. He was born October 9, 1987 in Lima to Frank and Sandy Dunifon Evilsizer Sr. and they survive near Ada. He was married to Kaitlin Gossard and she survives. Frank was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish and hunt. He was a member of the Bluffton and Hog Creek Sportsmen’s Clubs. He was also a Michigan football fan.
Joyce N. Doty, 55 of Baltimore, Maryland and formerly of Bluffton died May 28, 2012 at her residence. She was born in Lima on November 19, 1956 and was adopted and raised by David and Magdalene (Geiger) Doty who preceded her in death. Joyce was a 1975 graduate of Bluffton High School. Following her graduation, she served active duty in the U.S. Army from 1976 to 1988 and was put on the Army reserves until 2000. During her active duty she served as the Army’s first female Warrant Officer with a specialty in arms repair and maintenance. In 1981 there were over 1200 warranties in the field and she was the only female on active duty that held a warrant officer’s appointment. Joyce served several years of service in Europe.
Cleora E. Schaller, 94, of rural Bluffton passed away at 7:15 a.m. on Friday, June 22, 2012 at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was born on November 3, 1917, to the late Monroe “Roy” and Lona (Winkler)Hoffer in Bluffton. She married Henry W. Schaller on March 22, 1941, and he preceded her in death on November 15, 1981. She is survived by daughter, Joyce Schaller of Bluffton. Cleora was also preceded in death by brothers: J. Frederick and Roy Hoffer and sister, Rachel Huser.