PFC James H. Amstutz
KILLED IN ACTION, FEBRUARY 9, 1945
Source: The Lima News, Lima, OH, Tuesday, December 9, 1947, p. 2, Col. 6, "Rites Arranged For War Victim, Services Saturday for Pfc. James H. Amstutz.
BLUFFTON, Dec. 9--Memorial services for Pfc. James H. Amstutz, 21, who was killed in action Feb. 9, 1945, in Germany, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Emmanuel Evangelical and Reformed church, south of here.
Rev. V.C. Opperman will officiate, assisted by Rev. Paul Cramer and reburial will be in the church cemetery. The Bluffton post of the American Legion will conduct military rites at the cemetery.
Pfc. Amstutz was born in Bluffton, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Amstutz, near Alger, both of whom survive. Besides his parents, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Rayon Boutwell, Bluffton Route 1.
Before entering service he was employed by the Bluffton Stone Co., City Market and the Triplett Electric Corp.
The body will arrive via the Nickel Plate railroad at 9:25 p.m. Tuesday and will be removed to the residence near Alger. The casket will be returned Thursday to the Diller funeral home to lie in state until 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The body then will be removed to the church to lie in state until time for service.