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Wilbur Hager

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WILBUR HAGER

WAPAKONETA — Wilbur Lee Hager, 81, of Wapakoneta, died 10:05 a.m., Mon. June 16, 2014, at the scene of an auto-golf cart accident at the corner of Monroe & Conant Rds. in Auglaize Co. He was born Aug. 23, 1932, in Logan Twp., Auglaize Co., the son of Earl & Elma (Walther) Hager, who preceded him in death. On Dec. 18, 1955, he married Merlene J. Louth, and she survives in Wapakoneta.

Other survivors include, 2 children, Melanie (Scott) Hutcherson, Winona Lake, IN, Jeffrey (Karen) Hager, Wapakoneta, 7 grandchildren, Kayla, Danielle & Jacob Hutcherson, Chris (Jeanette) Hager, Nick Hager, Nate Hager, & Cori Hager, a great granddaughter, Jane Hager, 2 siblings, Don (Claudette) Hager & Dorothy (Jim) Morgan, both of Lima, Sisters-in-law & brothers-in-law, Ruthela Hager, St. Marys, OH; Sandy (Jay) Koenig, Wapakoneta; & Larry (Joan) Louth, Dallas, TX.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Curtiss Hager.

A lifelong farmer, Wilbur retired as an engineer in 1994 from Ford Motor Co., Lima Engine Plant, after 39 years service. He was a member of the Bethlehem Christian Union Church, Buckland, where he served as an elder for 38 years and taught Sunday school. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Buckland Telephone Service Co. A 1950 graduate of Buckland High School, he was also a veteran of the U.S. Army. His first love was to his Lord, but he most especially enjoyed spending time with his children & grandchildren and farming.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Fri. June 20, 2014, at Bethlehem Christian Union Church, near Buckland, with Pastors Kent Place, Bill Meyers, Joe Wenger & Daniel Messner officiating. Burial will follow in the Ft. Amanda Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by the Wapakoneta V.F.W., Post #8445. The family will receive friends at Bethlehem Christian Union Church from 2-8 p.m., Thurs. and 1 hr prior to the service, Fri. Memorial contributions may be directed to the church. Funeral arrangements are being conducted by the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville.


Funeral Home
Bayliff Funeral Home - Spencerville
728 E. Fourth Street (State Route 117 East)  Spencerville, OH 45887
(419) 647-4205
Funeral Home Details
Published in The Lima News from June 17 to June 18, 2014
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