Lyman Powers, 91

Lyman Alfred Powers, age 91 of Wauseon, Ohio passed away April 18, 2015 surrounded by his loving family in the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. Born in 1924, Lyman is survived by his devoted wife Martha (Holman) Powers; loving children Kathleen (Fred) Burkhart of East Grand Rapids, Michigan; Mark (Janet) Powers of Wauseon, Ohio; and Dan (Julie) Powers of Bellbrook, Ohio; his beloved grandchildren Sarah and Jacob Powers, Andrew and Eric Burkhart, and Mitchell and Shelby Powers; and cherished great-grandchild Christian Powers as well as many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly. He is preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Zelma (Bachman) Powers and his siblings Lowell, Lynn and Lyle Powers, Maxine Hartman, Clark Powers, Mary Ann Leffingwell and Betty Lou Funk.

Born and raised in Morenci, Michigan, Lyman was a 1942 graduate of Morenci High School and went on to join the Army Air Corps during WWII. Lyman was stationed on the island of Tinian in the Pacific Theater where he was a radio technician for the B-29 bombers as he proudly served his country in the 505th Bomb Group. He was a sergeant in the 483rd Squadron of the 313th Bomb Wing in the 20th Army Air Force. After his time in the service, Lyman worked as an electrician out of Adrian, Michigan and on July 12, 1947 he married the love of his life, Martha and they made their home in Oakshade, Ohio before moving to Wauseon. In addition to his membership in the American Legion Post 265, Lyman was an active member and Elder Emeritus at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Wauseon where services will be held.

Memorial gifts may be made either to the First Christian Church or to Community Health Professionals Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.

Visitors may call on the family Saturday, April 25th beginning at 1pm with Celebration of Life service at 3pm and meal to follow all at the First Christian Church, 129 E. Elm St., Wauseon, Ohio.The Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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