Dr. Duane A. 'Doc' Nodine

Dr. Duane  A. “Doc” Nodine, 72, of Hamilton Lake, IN, and having ties to Markle, IN, died Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Parkview North Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

Dr. Nodine graduated in 1966 from Waterloo High School. Following high school, he attended Manchester College. He was accepted into IU School of Dentistry, graduating in 1973. He joined Dr. James McPheeters in Bluffton following his graduation. By 1977, he had established his own private dental practice, Nodine’s Gentle Dental. He also had a satellite dental office in Markle for many years. He sold his dental practice in 2015 and continued to work for Hott Family Dental on a part-time basis until June 2019.

Dr. Nodine was a life member of the American Dental Association as well as the Isaac Knapp Dental Society. He was also a member of the Xi Psi Phi Dental fraternity. He also was a member of the Bluffton Lions Club as well as the Elks. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bluffton, where he had served as an elder.

He and his wife moved to Hamilton Lake full time a year ago.

He was born Jan. 16, 1948, to Silas H. and Mabel Goe Nodine in Waterloo. He married his wife, Fritzi, on Dec. 20, 1974, at St. John the Baptist Church in Payne, OH, and she survives.

Additional survivors include three children and three sisters, Merriel Myers, of Waterloo; Patricia (Don) Korff, of Greenfield; and Sally (Ike) Bonecutter, of Celina, TN; and four grandchildren. 

Calling is Saturday, May 30, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home, 308 W. Washington St., Bluffton. The funeral home asks that callers practice social distancing while at the facility and the wearing of masks is optional. A limited number of callers will be allowed in the facility at a time. A funeral service will be held immediately following calling at 4 p.m., with Rev. Lyle Ewing officiating. Private interment will be held at a later date.

Memorials are to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46814.

Online condolences may be made at  www.thomarich.com.