Clarence Resler

Clarence Resler

CHURUBUSCO — Clarence L. Resler, 85, a resident of Churubusco, passed away on January 18, 2017, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.

He was born on October 10, 1931 in Green Township, to Kenneth and Fannie (Roberson) Resler. He spent his formative years in Green Township and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1950.

He was married on October 17, 1952, to Ruth Shipe in Wolcottville.

Clarence spent his life farming and drove school bus for Smith-Green Community Schools for 40 years.

He was a member of the Churubusco United Methodist Church, the Faithful Followers Sunday School, 515 Churubusco Masonic Lodge, Shriner Mizpah, Scottish Rite, 136 Churubusco Eastern Star, a past Smith-Green Community Schools board member, a past member of the Churubusco Rotary Club, Smiling Sam’s Camping Club and at the age of 10 he was put in charge of maintaining the fire in the stove at the Charter Oak One Room School House.

In addition to his many memberships he enjoyed being a Ham Radio Operator using his call sign N9VSR.

Clarence is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Ruth Resler of Churubusco; his two sons, David (Laramie) Resler and Darrell (Vickie) Resler, both of Churubusco; a sister-in-law, Carol Resler of Churubusco; six grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Arthur Resler.

Services took place Saturday at 10 a.m. at Churubusco United Methodist Church with officiant Pastor Corrine Boruff-Stucker.

Burial followed at Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Churubusco United Methodist Church.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at

Bettye Bortner

ALBION — Bettye Ann (Siegel) Bortner, 87, of Albion, died Jan. 20, 2017, at North Ridge Village Nursing Home.

Graveside services were Monday at Sweet Cemetery, rural Albion.

Memorials are to the Noble County Humane Shelter.

Arrangements are by Harper Funeral Homes, Albion Chapel, 771 Trail Ridge Rd., Albion.

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