BLUFFTON — Glenn D. “Butch” Aschliman, 80, passed away at 5 p.m. Wednesday at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Butch was born in Wells County Aug. 25, 1933, to Noah and Naomi (Gillum) Aschliman.
He married Shirley Hare Sept. 8, 1957 in Bluffton. Shirley preceded him in death Jan. 20, 1997.
Butch attended Lancaster High School and was a lifelong resident of Wells County. He worked as a truck driver at Renner’s Truck Line for 24 years, retiring from there in 1985. He was employed at Old First National Bank from 1985 to 1995 and with the Bluffton Parks Department in the years after 1995.
Butch was a veteran of the U.S. Army who served our country during the Korean War. He was a member of American Legion Post 111 and the First Baptist Church.
Butch is survived by his three daughters, Tammy (James) Wright of Coldwater, Mich., Terri (Chris) Ulmer of Goshen, Lisa (Timothy) McCormick of Bluffton; companion, Karen Smarsh of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Dorothy Moser and Sara Jane Meyer, both of Bluffton; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, Butch was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers, Evelyn Ely, Dolores King, Mahilda Dubach, Kenneth Aschliman, Harold Aschliman and Robert Aschliman.
Calling hours will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Thoma/Rich, Chaney & Lemler Funeral Home, 308 W. Washington St., Bluffton.
There will be one hour of calling prior to the celebration of life service Monday at 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Bluffton. The Rev. Les Cantrell will officiate.
Burial with military honors conducted by American Legion Post 111 and the U.S. Army Honor Guard will take place at Elm Grove Cemetery in Bluffton.
Preferred memorials are to the First Baptist Church, Visiting Nurse and Hospice and the Steve Kelly Cancer Relief Foundation.
Online condolences may be made at www.thomarich.com.