George Agler

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SPENCERVILLE — George William "Bill" Agler, 83, died at 11:51 a.m. May 30, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

He was born April 26, 1931, in Van Wert to Albert W. "Boots" and Olive May Partin Agler, who preceded him in death. On Nov. 24, 1951, he married Betty L. Strayer, who died May 21, 2007. On Jan. 13, 2009, he married Margaret L. Kline Strawn, who survives in Spencerville.

Mr. Agler was a 1949 graduate of Van Wert High School. He was a longtime member of 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 the 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 was loved and good at billiards. He had worked on the Penn Central Railroad for several years, as well as the Allen County Engineer's Office. He retired in 1986 as superintendent of the Ohio Department of Transportation, Lima.

Survivors also include 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, of Celina; four grandchildren, Tom A. (Stacey) Agler Jr., of Lima, Amy S. (Ron) Reineke, of St. Marys, and 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; and 13 stepgrandchildren and 12 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Services will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville. The Rev. Gary Hohman will officiate. Burial will be in Hartford Cemetery north of Spencerville.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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Bayliff Funeral Home - Spencerville
728 E. Fourth Street (State Route 117 East)  Spencerville, OH 45887
(419) 647-4205
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Published in The Lima News from May 31 to June 1, 2014