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Friday, May 23, 2014 8:00 PM

Jan. 21, 1921-May 22, 2014

LIMA — Eugene H. Augsburger age 93, passed away at 1 a.m. Thursday at the Lima Convalescent Nursing Home.

Eugene was born Jan. 21, 1921, in Beaverdam to Reuben and Leah (Tscheigg) Augsburger, who preceded him in death.

On Sept. 20, 1947, he married Virginia Neuenschwander Augsburger, who preceded him in death on April 23, 2013.

Survivors include a daughter, Joan M. (Dennis) Wilhelm of Delphos; two grandsons, Lynn (Margie) Wilhelm of Hanford, California, and Rob (Alisa) Wilhelm of Ohio City; and three great-grandsons, two great-granddaughters, one great-great-grandson and one on the way.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Crawford and Dorothy Williams.

Gene was a 1939 graduate of the Beaverdam High School. After high school, he joined the U.S. Army and served during World War II, where he received a Purple Heart, five Bronze Stars and one Bronze Arrowhead. After returning home from his time in the military, he took a sales position and eventually became sales manager with Klay Supply and stayed for more than 40 years until he retired in 1990. After retiring, he then also worked in sales with Steve Meyers Service until he retired in 2000.

Gene was a member of the Forest Park United Methodist Church since 1981. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 96, VFW Post 1275 and a life-member of the BPOE 54.

There will be a funeral service held at the Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services, Shawnee Chapel, Lima, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, the Rev. Tim Benjamin officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Pandora following the service.

Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the funeral home. Military Rites are being provided by the U.S. Army and the VFW Post 1275.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Forest Park UMC. Condolences may be expressed at


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