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Warren Walter Loy

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Warren Walter Loy, 88, of Huntsville, formerly of Botkins, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Kettlersville on April 1, 1924, to the late Walter and Laura Sollman Loy. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Kay Kratt.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Ferguson Loy, whom he married Sept. 21, 1947, in the Sidney First Methodist Church; children, Mike (Ann) Loy and Anna (Paul) Nichols, both of Botkins, Cyndy (Bill) Decker of Columbus, Randy (Jackie) Loy of Bellefontaine and Annette (Lynn) Elsass of Wapakoneta; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ruth Braun of Botkins, Doris (Bob) Westerbeck of Shelbyville, Ind., and Marilyn (Jim) North of Montoursville, Pa.; brother-in-law George Kratt of North Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A veteran of the US Army Air Force, he served during World War II. A bookkeeper by trade, he worked at Provico, where he was president from 1969 to 1989, before becoming chairman of the board. He also was director of Sidney Bank One from 1971 to 1984, a member of the National Grain & Feed Board of Directors, the American Feed Manufacturers Association Board of Directors, and the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.

He was a member of the Indian Lake Community Church, and active in its Men’s Club. In his spare time, he enjoyed golfing, boating and traveling.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Myron Van Horn Chapel of Smith-Eichholtz Funeral Home, Lakeview. Pastors Jim Ellington and Karen Blackburn officiate a memorial service at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Indian Lake Community Church, Russells Point. Private family burial is in Loramie Valley Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Indian Lake Community Church Memorial Fund.

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