AVILLA — Grover Eugene Bohnenberger, 83, of Avilla, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017, at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville.
He was born on August 10, 1934, in Green Township to the late Karl Jacob Anton and Erma Lucille (Brown) Bohnenberger. Grover Eugene, as he was known by many, was a 1952 graduate of Churubusco High School and a U.S. Army veteran. He worked at McCray, International Harvester, and retired from Philips/Magnavox. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla, Avilla American Legion Post 240, VFW Post 2749, D.A.V, and the N.R.A. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and gardening. He especially loved his dogs.
Surviving are a sister, Norma Jean Pippenger of Albion; sister-in-law Myrtle Bohnenberger of Avilla; and brother-in-law, Paul Miller of Defiance, Ohio. Also surviving are nieces Barb (Denny) Weber, Debra (Mike) Corns, Cheryl (Jonathan) Hill, Sharon (Tony) Rosswurm, Cindy (Andy) Krider and Sandra (Derek) Lough; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by sister Evelyn Lorene Miller; and brothers George Arnold Bohnenberger and Glen Ervin Bohnenberger.
Funeral services were Thursday, December 21, 2017, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 113 W. Albion St,. Avilla. Pastor Patrick Kuhlman officiated. Burial with military honors was in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Avilla.
Memorial contributions in Grover Eugene’s name may be directed to a charity of the donor’s choosing.
To leave online condolences, visit www.harperfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements were by Harper Funeral Homes, Avilla Chapel, 530 N. Main St., Avilla.
CHURUBUSCO — Timmy Zeigler, 57, of rural Churubusco, passed away at 3:33 a.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at his home.
Born on May 12, 1960, in Columbia City, Timmy was the only son of Allen and Marilyn “Jeanie” Zeigler. He spent his formative years on the family farm and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1979.
He worked at Smith-Green Community Schools for 28 ½ years.
Timmy enjoyed tractor pulls and even pulled his own tractors. He enjoyed going to the Whitley County 4-H fair to support his nieces and nephews.
Timmy is survived by his parents, Allen and Jeanie Zeigler of Churubusco; three sisters, Vickie (Roger) Hadley II of Woodburn, Pamela (Jerry) Ott of Churubusco and Brenda (Steve) Cormany of Columbia City; two nieces and five nephews.
Services were Friday, December 22, 2017, at Sugar Grove Church of God, with Rev. Timothy Grable officiating.
Burial followed in Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.
In lieu of flowers please make memorials to the Whitley County 4-H or Sugar Grove Church of God.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sheetsandchilds.com.
Arrangements were by Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco.