Lewis Fredrick Alspaugh

Lewis Fredrick Alspaugh

December 12, 1923 – September 26, 2013

Lewis Fredrick Alspaugh, 89, of Bellefontaine, Ohio, passed away Thursday morning, September 26, 2013 at Logan Acres Care Center in Bellefontaine with his daughter Melody at his side.

He was born in Lakeview, Ohio December 12, 1923, to the late Hollis Kenneth and Opal Marie (Reed) Alspaugh. He married Barbara L. Achor in Lakeview July 19, 1947, and she preceded him in death June 11, 2013. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Bernice Miller McGee, Shirley Eastom and Patricia “Shug” Mille and his brothers, Ed Shoffner, Ronald “Buck” Shoffner and Glenn Shoffner.

Lewis is survived by his children, Melody Sue (Sonny) Mallory of Martinsville, Indiana and Lewis Brandon “Lou Ball” Alspaugh of Bellefontaine; three grandchildren, Angela Leann (Jerold) Stiegman, Lewis (Lisa) Mallory and Hillis Alfred “Al” Mallory III; three great-grandchildren, Codi Hancock, Justin Stiegman and Austin Stiegman; a brother, Melvin “Gene” (Delores) Shoffner of Rancho Cordova, California and numerous nieces and nephews including Debra (Alvin) Warner, who provided care and assistance prior to Uncle Lew’s passing.

Lewis was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II, where he survived the Battle of the Bulge. He was a longtime barber in New Hampshire and Lakeview and retired in 1987 from Porters. Lewis enjoyed painting, jewelry making, mushroom hunting and he loved fishing.

A private ceremony will be held at a later date at the Harrod Cemetery in Huntsville, Ohio.

The staff of the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine assisted the family with the arrangements.lewis alspaugh

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Chester A Alspaugh

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Saturday, 13 February 2010

Chester A. Alspaugh, 92, of Rushsylvania, passed away at 4:05 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at his home surrounded by family.

He was born in Fairfield County, Rushcreek Township, near Lancaster, on May 5, 1917, a son of the late Alta L. and Loretta Milligan Alspaugh.

On Aug. 23, 1937, he married the former Helen L. Harshbarger in Winchester, Ind., and she preceded him in death Nov. 9, 2004. Also preceding him in death were his brothers, Raymond, Loren “Larry” and Anson “Bud”; sisters, Ruby Cummins and Charlotte Grant; granddaughter, Mollie Shields; and son-in-law, Richard Shoffner.

Survivors include his daughters, Loretta Ann (Dan) LeVan, Carol Darlene Shields and Sandra Lee Shoffner, all of Bellefontaine; sister, Marcella Neeld; sisters-in-law, Ruth Alspaugh and Juanita “Dolly” Harshbarger, all of Bellefontaine; 16 grandchildren and their spouses; 42 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was a lifetime farmer, and had worked for the railroad and was also a crane operator. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren, Bellefontaine. He always said “I’m a wealthy man, I’m rich in family.” He enjoyed fishing, tractor pulling, coon hunting and his “toys.” He was known around town as the “Candy Man”.

Pastor Fred Clogg and the Rev. A.W. Purdin conduct a funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where calling is from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Burial is in Rushsylvania Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Brethren Building Fund. Express condolences at http://www.eichholtzfuneralhome.com.


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James Lynn Alspaugh

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Thursday, 19 February 2009
James Lynn Alspaugh, 45, of Huntsville, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at home. 

He was born in Bellefontaine on Jan. 15, 1964, a son of the late Richard M. and Bonita Monroe Alspaugh.

Survivors include a daughter, Amanda “Mandy” S. Alspaugh of Waynesfield; a son, James M. Alspaugh of Waynesfield; a sister, Katherine M. Alspaugh of Houston; and four brothers, Richard L. (Sue) Alspaugh of Kettering, Daniel E. (Julie) Alspaugh of Hilliard, Robert M. (Bonnie) Alspaugh of Anna and Thomas S. (Carla) Alspaugh of Wapakoneta; and 11 nieces and nephews.

He was a former salesman for Lacal Equipment, Jackson Center.

A 1982 Indian Lake High School graduate, he loved the game of baseball and coached summer baseball in New Hampshire.

Pastor Bryan Meadows conducts a funeral at 11 a.m. Monday in Huntsville United Methodist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to his children to help with their college educations.

Sanford-Eichholtz Funeral Home handled arrangements, where condolences may be expressed at sefh@charterinternet.com.

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