Mabel A. Hunteman

Mabel A. Hunteman, 94, formerly of Ossian, IN, and with family in Markle, IN, died during a candlelight vigil early Saturday morning, Sept. 19, 2020, surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Hunteman, along with her husband, was part of the following Lutheran congregations: St. Paul’s, in Frankfort; Second English, in Richmond; Our Saviour, in Princeton; St. Mark’s, in Uniondale; St. Paul’s, in Bluffton; St. Matthew’s, in Paducah, KY; and Eberhard, in Columbia City.

She was born on Feb. 14, 1926, to Otto and Bertha Jager Fruchtnicht. She was married to Rev. Paul R. Hunteman for 68 years. He preceded her in death in 2014.

Survivors include one son, Rev. Paul Barry (Kay) Hunteman, of The Villages, FL; six daughters, Linda (Mark) Pillar, of Columbus, Jane (Tim) Kunkel, of Bluffton, Christine (Dan) Hunt, of Craigville, Karen (Tim) Krinn, of Uniondale, Mary (Mike) Blair, of Bluffton, and Lisa (Jerry) Kumfer, of Markle; 16 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Hunteman, a daughter, Vickie Hunteman, and a grandson, Chase Blair.

A drive-through calling will be held on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and again from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  at Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home. The funeral home staff will assist those in attendance when they arrive in greeting the family from the safety of their car. Guests must remain in their vehicles while at the funeral home.

A private family service will be held Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home with a Zoom option open to the public. Those who are interested may view the service using Zoom ID Meeting # 862 4067 0880. A public graveside service will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Horeb Cemetery. Guests are reminded to socially distance and wear a mask for the committal service.

Memorials may be made to Ossian Health and Rehabilitation Center, to be used to purchase items to enrich the lives of the residents of the memory care unit or to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Uniondale.

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