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Gary Hauenstein worked at JM Sealts for 30 years

Gary Eugene Hauenstein, 69, died Jan. 21, 2020, at Lima Memorial Health System, Emergency Room.  

Gary was born Nov. 21, 1950, in Allen County, Ohio to the late Kenneth and Lucille (Klingler) Hauenstein. On June 26, 1976, he married Joyce Michel Hauenstein who survives.

Gary served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict where he received numerous medals. He worked at JM Sealts for 30 years, Eley Excavating for a few years and since 2008 has been a millwright at High'sWelding, Inc. Gary was a lifetime farmer, starting as a child working on the family farm and instilled the love of farming into his son, Matthew.  

Jack Luhta 1941 - 2020

Jack H. Luhta, 78, of Frostproof, Florida passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at Advent Health, Sebring, Florida.

He was born on July 16, 1941, in Painesville, Ohio, to the late Arvid and Julia (Keeskis) Luhta and raised by Oscar Pitts. He has been a resident of the area for 13 years coming from Ohio. He was employed by Rockwell International as a welder and a member of the Frostproof Church of Christ. He was previously a member of McGuffey Church of Christ in Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Thomas Luhta.

Ruth Anne Frankhauser Lewis 1941-2020

Ruth Anne (Frankhauser) Lewis, 78, of Ohio City, died Jan. 12, 2020, at her residence.

Mrs. Lewis was born July 13, 1941, in Bluffton, to the late Levi and Mildred (Cotant) Frankhauser.

On Dec. 23, 1961, she married Kenneth L. Lewis, who preceded her in death.

She was an honor graduate of Bluffton High School and Bluffton College.  She was a head start teacher. She retired from the Farm Bureau and Nationwide Insurance, both in Van Wert.

Thursday memorial service for Greg Dysert

Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home

 Greg L. Dysert,  61, died on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at 11:11 p.m. at his residence in Ada, surrounded by his family and friends.

He was born on March 10, 1958, in Lima, Ohio to the late Calvin L. and Priscilla June (Gullett) Dysert. On Aug. 26, 1977 Greg married Carla M. Nazor and she preceded him in death on Nov. 17, 2014. 

Greg loved spending time with his family and friends, also enjoyed sports and cooking.  

Steve Castle was a retired school superintendent

Steven D. Castle,  57, died on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, at Mount Carmel Emergency Room Franklinton, Columbus. 

He was born on Sept. 10, 1962, in Lima, Ohio, to Charles R. and Barbara F. (Newland) Castle, Sr., and they survive in Ada.  On Nov. 18, 1990, Steven married Beth A. Burklo and she survives in Dublin.

Steven was a retired school superintendant. 

He is also survived by a step daughter, Georgiana Quigley of Gahanna; a grandson, Joseph Quigley; a brother, Charles R. (Jill) Castle, Jr of Ada; and a sister, Cathy (Tom) Coburn of Ada.

A private family service will be held at a later date. It was his wish to be cremated.   

Sonna McPherson 1956 - 2020

 Sonna L. McPheron,  63, died on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at 12:01 p.m. at her residence in Dola, Ohio.

She was born on Feb. 16, 1956, in Marion, Ohio to the late James and Ethel (Martin) Wright.  On Sept. 27, 1991 Sonna married Calvin D. McPheron and he survives in Dola.

Sonna was a homemaker.

Sonna is also survived by her two sons: John McPheron of Dola and William McPheron of Ada; two brothers: Clement Wright of Marion and Bobby Joe (Amy) Page of Maryville, Tenn.; and two sisters: Wanlu (Robert) Neeld of Galliton, Tenn., and Natuta (Frank) Castle of Rushylvania.