Theodore "Ted" Marvin Diller - Putnam Sentinel

BLUFFTON — Theodore "Ted" Marvin Diller, 88, passed away May 8, 2018 at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay. Ted was born November 17, 1929 in Allen County, Ohio to the late Archie and Velma (Miller) Diller. On February 19, 1954, he married Joan VanMeter Diller who survives in Bluffton.

Ted was a graduate of Pandora High School, attended Bluffton College and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Ted was a member of Grace Mennonite Church in Pandora and past member of the Rufus Putnam Masonic Lodge in Columbus Grove. He was a proud tomato farmer and was heavily involved and known world-wide in restoring antique vehicles, was a member of several automobile clubs, was an avid hunter, accomplished athlete in high school, college and played semi-pro football. Ted passed on many admirable traits to his family that he took great pride in.

Survivors also include four children, Cynthia Mueller of Bluffton, Rachel (Rick) Schleucher of Celina, Ohio, Teddy H. (Beth) Diller of Pandora, Sarah Diller-Steiner of Saranac Lake, New York; ten grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Peter H. (Marilu) Diller of Gilboa, Darrell L. Diller of Santa Barbara, California; and two sisters, Clarabeth Bixel and JoAnna (Bill) Croft both of Bluffton.

Ted was preceded in death by a grandson, Peter Mueller; a son-in-law, Bart Steiner and three sisters, Jean Suter, Cathryn "Cassie" Kiene and Rachel Rosette Diller.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Grace Mennonite Church in Pandora. Pastor Matthew Yoder officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Pandora. Visitation will be Friday from 2 - 8 p.m. at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bluffton Sportsmen's Club.

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