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April 17, 2018 • Obituaries
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Daniel E. Wilson

Daniel E. Wilson, age 77 of Greensburg, died Friday, April 13, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his family. Born March 5, 1941, in Ripley County, he was the son of Everett and Margaret (Abplanalp) Wilson. He married Sarajane Weber August 31, 1960, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Crossroads.

Dan was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Crossroads, a 1959 graduate of Batesville High School, and a 1963 graduate of Purdue University. While at Purdue, Dan worked for the Purdue Agronomy Department and Indiana Crop Improvement. Following graduation, he was the Agriculture teacher at Jackson Township School in Decatur County. He had also been a manager at Lowe’s Pellets and Grain and was County Executive Director at Decatur County ASCS (now FSA Office), and finally full-time farmer.

Dan started farming at the age of 13, riding his bike up to work at Narwold’s Dairy Farm. He cleared five acres on his dad’s property so he could grow corn. Dan always had a passion for farming, John Deere tractors especially antiques, and music, but what he loved most was spending time with his family. Also important was his faith in God giving the sun and rain to turn one grain into millions. His voice was well-known for announcing tractor pulls, horse pulls, and the Napoleon Fireman’s Annual Picnic.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son William (Bill) Wilson, and two infant grandsons, Arthur and John Rempe. Survivors include his wife of 57+ years; son Ben (Melinda) Wilson of Batesville; and four daughters Beth (Clint) Miller, Beverly Wilson, Bonnie (Joe) Weisenbach, all from Greensburg and Rebecca (Doug) Bohman from Enochsburg. Grandchildren include Jason (Kierstyn) Miller of West Lafayette, Michelle Miller of Minneapolis Minnesota, Megan (Joe) Wiggins of Lafayette, Lindsay (Aaron) Krieger of Fort Wayne, Addison Rempe of Greensburg, Taylor (Aaron) Schroder of Greensburg, Derek (Ali) Wilson of Hamburg, Evan Wilson of Hamburg, Erica Wilson of New Point, Justin Weisenbach of Greensburg, Sarah, Olivia, and Madelyn Bohman, all of Enochsburg. Also surviving are great grandchildren, Luella Miller Holden and Elliott Krieger, Everett William Wilson, and Hensley Schroder.

Visitation will be held at Gilliland Howe Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 18 from 2 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Smyrna Lutheran Church, 3815 S CR 550 E, Greensburg, on Thursday, April 19 at 10:30 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Burial will follow at the Smyrna Lutheran Cemetery. Pastor Creighton Leptak, Jr. of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Crossroads will be officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to the perpetual care of Salem Cemetery, Napoleon Fire Department, or donor’s choice in care of the funeral home. Online condolences can be made to the family at

Ruth E. Hunger

Ruth E. Hunger, 85, of Versailles, passed away at 4:15 p.m., Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Thornton Terrace in Hanover. She was born near Versailles on December 18, 1932, the daughter of Edward and Norma Lomatsch Swingle.

Ruth spent her entire life near her birthplace and on May 12, 1956 she was united in marriage to Willard Keith Hunger and he preceded her in death on October 26, 2012.

Survivors include two sons Kenny (Timothy Moore) Hunger of Columbus, Ohio, and Gary (Annette) Hunger of Greensburg; two daughters Brenda Goerlitz of Hanover, and Ellen (Larry) Siebert of Batesville; five grandchildren Emily (Corey) McDarment of Madison, Philip (Erin) Baker of Greensburg, Clare Siebert of Batesville, and Madelyn and Clay Hunger of Greensburg, and also four great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her brother Howard Swingle.

Mrs. Hunger was a 1951 graduate of Versailles High School. She was a homemaker and was a former employee of the Jefferson Proving Ground. She was a lifetime member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean where she played the church organ for 70 years. She also participated in the WELC at church and served in other various capacities.

Ruth’s greatest love besides her family was music and she served her community by playing for numerous weddings and funerals over the years. Ruth was also a member of the Ripley County Harmonettes.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 17 at 11 a.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean with Pastor Curtis Black officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may be given to the St. Paul Lutheran Church or cemetery in care of the funeral home.

Norman Whaley

Funeral arrangements are pending for Norman Whaley, who passed away early Monday, April 16, 2018. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home, Dillsboro, is in charge of arrangements.

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