Merl K. Lugar, Jr.

Merl Kenneth Lugar, Jr., 75, of Bluffton passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Signature Healthcare in Bluffton.

He was born on July 30, 1941 in Wells County to Merl K. and Margie J. (Todd) Lugar, Sr. He was married on March 21, 1998 to Barbara N. Miller.

He retired from Franklin Electric in Bluffton and owned Merl's Produce for many years. He also worked part-time at Cowboy's Restaurant in Bluffton. He enjoyed IU basketball, collecting John Deere items, attending truck and tractor pulls, and attending Gospel Barn music events. He was a member of the Hickory Grove Church of the Brethren in Dunkirk.

He is survived by his son, Micky Lugar of Warren; two daughters, Joyce Coleman of Petroleum; and Dee (Shawn) McClain of Bluffton; sister, Sharon Barr of Bluffton; brother, Frank (Connie) Lugar of Interlachen, Florida; five grandchildren, Mikel, Chris, and Zach McClain; and Derek and Amanda Coleman; and four great-grandchildren, Zaiden McClain; and Delia, Alysa and Danika McClain.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife in September 2016; two brothers, Bobby J. and George E. Lugar; sister, Beverly A. Baker; and brother-in-law, Thomas Barr.

Visitation will be four hours prior to the 2:00 p.m. funeral service on Thursday, March 30 at Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel in Bluffton. Officiating will be Rev. Ferrell Long. Burial will be at RedMen Cemetery in Warren.

Memorials may be made to Hickory Grove Church of the Brethren in Dunkirk.

Arrangements provided by Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel in Bluffton. Sign the online guestbook at