Hubert Truman
Hubert Truman
Dec. 21, 1921

Feb. 24, 2018

DELPHOS — Hubert W. Truman, 96, of Delphos passed away on Saturday at St. Rita’s Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on Dec. 21, 1921, in Athens, Alabama, to Lyman and Leila (Zehner) Truman, who preceded him in death. On June 26, 1943, he was united in marriage to Marjorie Wollet. They were married 71 years when Marjorie passed in 2014.

He is survived by four daughters, Sandra (Maurice) Miller of Delphos, Nancy (Jerry) Mericle of Delphos, Pamela (James) Raabe of Bluffton and Carol (Roy) Cross of Delphos; one son, William (Roseann “Cook”) Truman of Delphos; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren.

Hubert is also preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Lana Salazar; two brothers, Leon and James Truman; and a sister, Clara Lou Courtad.

He served in the Army from 1942-1947 as an Army airborne engineer with the 874th and 875th in the Pacific Theater (New Guinea and the Philippines). Hubert was a life-time member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church along with being a life-time member of the VFW. He retired from Lima Locomotive/Clark Equipment in Lima.

His favorite pastimes included gardening (especially tomatoes), doing handyman jobs for many people in town, watching football, visiting with family and friends and mowing his large yard.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, with viewing one hour prior. Pastor Rich Rakay and Pastor Lamb will officiate. Full military burial rites will be given by the Delphos Veterans Council. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Friends may also call from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be directed to the Trinity United Methodist Church to help pay on the Family Life Center or Disabled American Veterans.

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