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Daniel W. Huffer

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Daniel W. Huffer, 95, of Lebanon, formerly of Fort Wayne, Ind., passed away at 11:55 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at Otterbein Retirement Living, Lebanon.

He was born in Gomer on April 17, 1917, to the late Walter P. and Lenore Arthur Huffer.

On April 21, 1940, he married Ruby Ruth Goble, who passed away on June 15, 2003. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Burton Huffer; two half-brothers, Winston Huffer and Milo Huffer; and a half-sister, Pauline Cox.

Survivors include two sons, James (Joanna) Huffer of Columbus and Michael (Marcie) Huffer of Amelia; a granddaughter, Christina Marie (Rusty) Thomas of Blacklick; two grandsons, Brandon (Kim) Huffer of Batavia and Gregory (Cathy) Huffer of Montgomery; six great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Luke, Mark, Shelly, Tori and Mia; two half-brothers, Walter LaVerne Huffer of Findlay and Herbert Huffer of Toledo; and a half-sister, Annetta Clevenger of Wapakoneta.

A 1936 graduate of Gomer High School, Daniel worked as a personnel and labor relations manager for over 40 years with various companies, including Westinghouse, Lima  and Union City, Ind., Rockwell, Bellefontaine, Permaglass Co., Millbury, and Lincoln Mfg. Co., Fort Wayne, Ind., from which he retired in 1984.

He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Lima and a former member of the First UMC in Bellefontaine and the First Wayne Street UMC in Fort Wayne.

Daniel was involved in many civic organizations including the Exchange Club, where he was a past president; the United Way, where he had served as chairman in 1962; Lions Club; and the Kiwanis Club, all of Bellefontaine. Daniel was a member of the Garrett Wykoff Lodge 585, Lima, where he had received a 50-year membership award.

He also was a member of the Gomer Congregational Church and the Welsh Society of Northwest Ohio.

Daniel was an avid golfer and continued to play well into his eighties. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

The Rev. David Harris officiates a service at noon Tuesday at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Shawnee Chapel, Lima, followed by a Masonic service. Interment is in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima. Visitation is two hours prior to the funeral service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Benevolence Assistance Fund at the Otterbein of Lebanon, 585 N. S.R. 741; Lebanon 45306.

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