Monday, January 17, 2022 2:50 PM
Douglas Alan Belcher, 85, of Bluffton, IN, and with ties to Markle, IN, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.Mr. Belcher was a 1954 graduate of Markle High School. He served in the U.S. Navy. He worked in manufacturing as a tool and die maker. He was born on June 4, 1936, in Whittier, CA, to Ira M. and Evelyn LaTurner Belcher. He married Janet L. Line on Aug. 2, 1963, in Markle. She survives in Bluffton. Additonal surviviors include a daughter, Nanette L. (James) Meekin, of Markle; a son, Keith E. Belcher, of Zanesville; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Alicia G. Meekin. A memorial service will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, at 2 p.m., at the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home, 308 W. Washington St., Bluffton. Calling will take place two hours prior to the service. Burial will take place at a later date at Markle Cemetery in Markle. Online condolences may be made at thomarich.com.