SPENCERVILLE, Ohio — George William “Bill” Agler, 84, of rural
Spencerville, died at 11:51 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at the Lutheran
Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana, following a short illness.
He was born April 26, 1931, in Van Wert, Ohio, the son of Albert W. “Boots” and Olive May Partin Agler, who are deceased.
Nov. 24, 1951, he married Betty J. Strayer, who died May 21, 2007. Then
on Jan. 13, 2009, he married Margaret L. Kline Strawn, who survives in
Also surviving are two children: Tom A. (Sharon) Agler and Kimberly
J. “Kim” Wood, both of Spencerville; five stepchildren: Cheryl (Mike)
Zumberge, Dennis (Betty) Strawn and Rhonda (Mick) Stose, all of Celina,
John (Denise) Strawn of Mendon and Christina (Brad Hull) Strawn, also of
Celina; four grandchildren: Tom A. (Stacey) Agler, Jr. of Lima, Amy S.
(Ron) Reineke of St. Marys, Megan E. Herold and Brian E. Wood II, both
of Spencerville; six great-grandchildren: Koby, Gavin and Audrey
Reineke, Chloe Agler and Bryce and Blaine Belcher; 13 stepgrandchildren,
and 12 stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was a 1949 graduate of the Van Wert High School.
was a long-time member of the Hartford Christian Church where he had
been Sunday School superintendent and deacon. He enjoyed his Florida
winters and camping. For 44 years he and his family owned and operated
their lemonade stand at the Allen County and Van Wert County Fairs.
He had been a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge in Van Wert where he loved and was good at billiards.
had worked on the Penn Central Railroad several years and the Allen
County Engineers of Office and retired in 1986 as Superintendent of the
Ohio Dept. of Transportation, Lima.
Funeral services will
be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in
Spencerville. The Rev. Gary Hohman will officiate.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday.
Memorials are to the donors choice.
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