Decatur Daily Democrat
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Saturday, September 11, 2021
Georgia J. Amstutz
Georgia J. Amstutz, 95, Berne, passed away Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at Swiss Village. She was born April 8, 1926, to the late William and Philippine Norr. Georgia loved quilting and made dozens of the bedspreads during her life, many of which were donated to the Michiana Relief Sale... Read More
Liechty Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Sep. 10 to Sep. 11, 2021.
Joseph E. Butler
Joseph E. Butler, 84, Decatur, passed away Tuesday morning, Sept. 7, 2021, at his residence. He was born in Decatur July 6, 1937, to Hubert E. and Luella A. (Kelley) Butler. On May 3, 1958, Joe married Judith A. Miller; she preceded him in death Oct. 10, 2003. Joe was a former member... Read More
Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Sep. 10 to Sep. 11, 2021.
Floyd E. Marshand
Floyd E. Marshand, 99, Decatur, passed away Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, at his residence. He was born at his family's farm Adams County Aug. 17, 1922, to the late Edward C. and Almeda (Stump) Marshand. He married Dolores C. Bentz; she preceded him in death Sept. 24, 1984. On July 12... Read More
Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Sep. 10 to Sep. 11, 2021.
Leah Thomas (Brandyberry)
Leah (Brandyberry) Thomas, 83, of Nuttman Avenue in Decatur, died suddenly Monday morning Aug. 30, 2021, at Majestic Care of Jefferson Pointe Nursing Home, where she was rehabilitating from an earlier illness. She was born in Decatur Jan. 29, 1938, the first child of the late Randolph... Read More
Midwest Funeral Home & Cremation Society - Newaygo Rd.
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Sep. 10 to Sep. 11, 2021.
Betty Joan Walters
Betty Joan Walters, 91, Berne, passed away Sunday evening, Aug. 29, 2021, at Swiss Village. She was born in Decatur Dec. 2, 1929, to John V. and Ruth S. (Martin) Walters. Betty was a 1947 graduate of Decatur High School. She was an active, lifetime member of Union Chapel United Methodist... Read More
Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Sep. 10 to Sep. 11, 2021.
Mary "Jane" Wilkin
Mary "Jane" K. Wilkin, 97, formerly of Bluffton, passed away Tuesday morning, Sept. 7, 2021, at Swiss Village Retirement Community. Jane was born in Plula, Pennsylvania, March 3, 1924, to the late Rev. Robert P. Miller and the late Anne (Meyers) Alverta. She married Russell L. Wilkin... Read More
Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Sep. 10 to Sep. 11, 2021.
Thursday, September 2, 2021
Alice Marie Beer
Alice Marie Beer, 81, Berne, passed away Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at Adams Woodcrest. She was born in Berne Feb. 11, 1940, to the late Waldo and Bertha (Gerber) Stauffer. She married DeWayne L. Beer July 4, 1957, in Berne; he preceded her in death Sept. 25, 2011. She was a member of... Read More
Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home Yager-Kirchhofer Chapel
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Sep. 1 to Sep. 2, 2021.
Deborah Sue Cox (Werling)
Deborah Sue Werling Cox, 61, of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, died Aug. 26, 2021. Debbie was born in Decatur. Debbie graduated from Bellmont High School and Ball State University. She was employed by McKesson Corporation. Debbie was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Hermitage... Read More
Bond Memorial Chapel
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Sep. 1 to Sep. 2, 2021.
Jo E. Reichert
Jo E. Reichert, 68, Wren, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, at her residence. Jo was born in Decatur Jan. 1, 1953, to the late Lester and Ethel (Bunner) Brunner. On Nov. 26, 1976, she married Joseph Reichert; he survives in Wren. Jo was a homemaker. She loved her family and... Read More
Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Sep. 1 to Sep. 2, 2021.
Betty Joan Walters
Betty Joan Walters, 91, Berne, passed away Sunday evening, Aug. 29, 2021, at Swiss Village. She was born in Decatur Dec. 2, 1929, to John V. and Ruth S. (Martin) Walters. Betty was a 1947 graduate of Decatur High School. She was an active, lifetime member of Union Chapel United Methodist... Read More
Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Sep. 1 to Sep. 2, 2021.
Carl W. Whitaker
Carl W. Whitaker, 89, passed away Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at the Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born in Ossian June 21, 1932, to the late Orval P. and Esta Pearl (Brittsan) Whitaker. On Feb. 9, 1952, he married Lola M. (Eibling) Whitaker; she survives. Carl was a 1950... Read More
Cowan & Son Funeral Home - Van Wert
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Sep. 1 to Sep. 2, 2021.
Thursday, August 26, 2021
Clyde "Junior" Baker
Clyde "Junior" Baker, 91, Decatur, went home to be with his Lord Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. He was born in Newell, West Virginia, Aug. 19, 1930, to the late Clyde and Nettie (Freeland) Baker. Clyde was united in marriage to Joyce M. Pugh in 1957, at Church of Nazarene in Chester, West... Read More
Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Aug. 25 to Aug. 26, 2021.
Martha L. Pimental
Martha L. Pimentel, 65, Decatur, passed away Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. She was born in Decatur Aug. 28, 1955, to the late Thomas and Guadalupe (Serna) Salazar. On Sept. 7, 1996, she married Francisco Pimentel. She was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and graduated... Read More
Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Aug. 25 to Aug. 26, 2021.
Gregory R. Townsend
Gregory R. Townsend, 73, Decatur, passed away early Friday morning, Aug. 20, 2021, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Greg was born in Mars Hill, Maine, April 5, 1948, to Estle V. Townsend Sr. and the late Geraldine R. (McKay) Townsend. On Feb. 4, 1967, Greg was united... Read More
Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Aug. 25 to Aug. 26, 2021.
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Laura L. Beitler
Laura L. Beitler, 65, Decatur, passed away Sunday, August 15, 2021, the Assumption of Mary, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Laura was born in Decatur Feb. 23, 1956, to the late Robert and Kathryn (Hower) Mendez. On May 26, 1979, she married Ronald K. Beitler. Laura was a parishioner... Read More
Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Aug. 20 to Aug. 21, 2021.
Roberta D. Isch
Roberta D. Isch, 84, Decatur, passed away Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, at Adams Woodcrest. She was born in rural Geneva Jan. 29, 1937, to the late Clinton and Jessie (Runkel) Mathys. Roberta was united in marriage to Hubert D. Isch Jan. 29, 1956. Roberta was a member of Zion United Church... Read More
Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Aug. 20 to Aug. 21, 2021.
Anita J. Kahn
Anita J. Kahn, 66, Ossian, passed away Aug. 13, 2021, at DuPont Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne Jan. 24, 1955, to the late Jerome C. "Jerry" and Olive M (Zurbrugg) Miller. Anita was united in marriage to Terry D. Kahn Feb. 14, 1976; he survives in Ossian. Anita... Read More
Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Aug. 20 to Aug. 21, 2021.
Neil A. Kegerreis
Neil A. Kegerreis, 67, Pennville, Indiana, passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 17, 2021, as the result of a motor vehicle accident. He was born Aug. 10, 1954, in Hartford City, Indiana, to the late Herbert Eugene and Joanna C. (Matlien) Kegerreis. On Sept. 13, 1980, Neil married Wauneta... Read More
Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Aug. 20 to Aug. 21, 2021.
Carolyn S. Marbaugh
Carolyn S. Marbaugh, 81, Decatur, passed away Saturday evening, Aug. 14, 2021, at Adams Woodcrest. She was born Aug. 7, 1940, to the late Chalmer and Melvina (Smitley) Sheets. She was united in marriage to Richard L. Marbaugh Feb. 11, 1969; he survives in Decatur. Carolyn was a member... Read More
Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Aug. 20 to Aug. 21, 2021.
Lawrence "Albert" Mattingly
Lawrence "Albert" Mattingly, 73, Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, at Grey Stone Health & Rehabilitation. Al was born in Fort Wayne March 28, 1948, to the late Lawrence J. and Freda (Hitt) Mattingly. Al was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church... Read More
Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Aug. 20 to Aug. 21, 2021.
Germaine M. Straub
Germaine M. Straub, 98, Decatur, passed away Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, at North Woods Village Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. Germaine was born in Decatur Nov. 30, 1922 to the late August and Ellen (Rumschlag) Lengerich. She married Glenn A. "Straubie" Straub Jr. Oct. 6, 1945. Germaine... Read More
Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Aug. 20 to Aug. 21, 2021.
Saturday, August 14, 2021
Sister Rose Andre Miller
Sister Rose Andre Miller, CSA, baptized Mary Theresa, died peacefully Aug. 5, 2021, at St. Francis Home, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Mary was born in Decatur July 4, 1936, to the late Otto Andrew and Rose J. (Spangler) Miller. She grew up in Decatur with her three brothers and two sisters... Read More
Zacherl Funeral Home, Inc.
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Aug. 13 to Aug. 14, 2021.
Donna Ruth Nidlinger
Donna Ruth Nidlinger, 94, Berne, passed away early Sunday morning, Aug. 8, 2021, at Swiss Village. She was born in Detroit, Michigan, Sept. 7, 1926, to the late Charles H. and Floretta Adelia (Lathrop) Branch Jr. On April 8, 1944, Donna was united in marriage to Gale Harvey Nidlinger... Read More
Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Aug. 13 to Aug. 14, 2021.
Jacob B. Schwartz
Jacob B. Schwartz, 48, Burr Oak, Michigan, passed away Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, at Ascension Borgess Hospital. He was born in Decatur Nov. 1, 1972, to Jake and Mattie (Wickey) Schwartz. Among survivors are his wife, Emma (Coblentz) Schwartz of Burr Oak; five children, Elizabeth (Manuel)... Read More
Schipper Funeral Home Ltd
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Aug. 13 to Aug. 14, 2021.
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Linn A. Fore
Linn A. Fore, 64, Decatur, passed away late Sunday evening, Aug. 8, 2021, at her residence. She was born in Decatur Aug. 31, 1956, to Floyd I. McBride and Sandra L. (Fisher) McBride Hein. Linn married Carl L. Fore Jr. Oct. 23, 1974, at First United Methodist Church in Decatur; he... Read More
Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Aug. 10 to Aug. 11, 2021.
Joey Allen Kelley
Joey Allen Kelley, 67, Gainesville, Georgia, loving husband of April, father of Violet and Joey, and grandfather, passed away Tuesday, August 3, 2021. He was born in Anderson, Indiana, May 22, 1954, to the late David Kelley and Phyllis Jean (Hancock) Kelley Hymer. He served in the... Read More
Little-Davenport Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Aug. 10 to Aug. 11, 2021.
Joan M. Laurent
Joan M. Laurent, 97, Decatur, passed away Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, at Adams Woodcrest. She was born in Indianapolis Nov. 15, 1923, to the late Cyril S. and Mary (Kipley) DesJean. After the passing of her mother, she was adopted and raised by her aunt and uncle, John and Clara Neering... Read More
Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Aug. 10 to Aug. 11, 2021.
Saturday, August 7, 2021
Nancy L. Neuenschwander
Nancy L. Neuenschwander, 74, Berne, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, at Lutheran Hospital. She was born in Decatur Nov. 19, 1946, to the late Paul and Katherine (Becher) Longsworth. On Jan. 18, 1964, Nancy married Howard D. Neuenschwander in Chattanooga, Ohio. She was a member... Read More
Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home Yager-Kirchhofer Chapel
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Aug. 6 to Aug. 7, 2021.
Friday, August 6, 2021
Stephen Allen Huffine
Stephen Allen Huffine, 59, Decatur, passed away early Tuesday morning, Aug. 3, 2021, at Parkview-Randallia. He was born in Decatur April 25, 1962, to Monica (Badenhop) Huffine and the late Richard Huffine. On Nov. 28, 1986, Steve married Lisa J. (King) Huffine in Decatur; she survives... Read More
Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Aug. 5 to Aug. 6, 2021.
John B. Rauch
John B. Rauch, 89, Monroe, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, at Adams Woodcrest. He was born in Decatur May 21, 1932, to the late Alfred and Rose (Faurote) Rauch. On Dec. 26, 1953, John married Jean (Braun) Rauch; she preceded him in death in 1992. On July 19, 1997, he married... Read More
Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Aug. 5 to Aug. 6, 2021.
Thursday, August 5, 2021
Mara Dee Baker
Mara Dee Baker, passed away on June 27, 2021 at Memorial Hospital. She was 83. Mara Dee was born April 17, 1938, in Muncie, Indiana to the late Fredrick DeLoss and Mabel Dean (Stewart) Striker. Mara Dee is survived by her children, Stacey Vetter, Susan Miles, and Steven Vetter; grandchildren... Read More
McGann Hay, University Area Chapel
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Aug. 1 to Aug. 5, 2021.
Anthony "Tony" Pancake
Anthony "Tony" Pancake, 56, passed away July 31, 2021, in the comfort of his home following a long battle with an illness. Tony was born in Decatur June 9, 1965, to Barbara (Borror) Nelson and the late Kenneth Pancake. He married Kathy (Horst) Pancake Dec. 31, 1988; she survives. A... Read More
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Aug. 4 to Aug. 5, 2021.
Lisa Marie Tinkham
Lisa Marie Tinkham, 59, Monroe, passed away July 30, 2021, at Lutheran Hospital. She was born in Celina, Ohio, April 11, 1962, to the late Fredrick Waugh and Elsie (Slone) Lykins. She was united in marriage to David E. Tinkham Oct. 19, 2013; he survives in Monroe. Lisa was a graduate... Read More
Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Aug. 4 to Aug. 5, 2021.
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
John E. Cochran
John E. Cochran, 91, Bluffton, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born in Bluffton Nov. 4, 1929, to the late Edson and Alta (Clause) Cochran. He married Wilda B. (Rockwell) in Swayzee, Indiana, Dec. 31, 1952; she preceded him... Read More
Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Aug. 2 to Aug. 3, 2021.
Keith N. Hiester
Keith N. Hiester, 69, Decatur, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2021, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. He was born in Bluffton June 1, 1952, to the late George A. and Marcella (Ladig) Hiester. On June 15, 1972, Keith married Jo Girard. Keith was a woodworker for Alberding Woodworking... Read More
Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Aug. 2 to Aug. 3, 2021.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Theodore E. "Ted" Douglas
Theodore E. "Ted" Douglas, 85, Decatur, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at his residence. He was born in Adams County Oct. 20, 1935, to the late Thurman and Sarah (Bebout) Douglas. He married Geraldine Lucille Heiser March 22, 1958; she preceded him in death Feb. 4, 2011. Ted... Read More
Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Jul. 27 to Jul. 28, 2021.
Kent L. Girod
? Kent Leroy Girod, 79, Decatur, passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Decatur July 1, 1942, to the late Glen E. and Irene M. (Peck) Girod. Kent was united in marriage to Charlsie M. (Clark) Girod May 29, 1965, at Salem Magley Church... Read More
Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Jul. 27 to Jul. 28, 2021.
Joyce A. Gresley
Joyce A. (Combess) Gresley, 71, Decatur, passed away Sunday morning, July 25, 2021, at her residence. She was born in Winchester, Ohio, Feb. 28, 1950, to the late Charles and Marjorie (Simms) Holbrook. Joyce was married to Donald R. Combess Sr. March 4, 1968; he preceded her in death... Read More
Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home Jacobs Chapel
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Jul. 27 to Jul. 28, 2021.
Marvin Schroeder
Marvin Schroeder, 100, Decatur, passed away Thursday, July 22, 2021, at Adams Woodcrest Assisted Living. He was born in Hoagland April 28, 1921, to the late Herman and Lydia (Scheumann) Schroeder. Marvin was united in marriage to Arnita Hockemeyer July 8, 1945, at St. John Lutheran... Read More
Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Jul. 27 to Jul. 28, 2021.
Pauline M. Siefring
Pauline M. Siefring, 89, Decatur, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at Lutheran Hospital. She was born in Versailles, Ohio, June 11, 1932, to the late Henry and Lena (Frances) Phlipot. On Aug. 23, 1950, Pauline married Harold J. "Lucky" Siefring; he preceded her in death Nov.... Read More
Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Jul. 27 to Jul. 28, 2021.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Glyndon R. Combs
Glyndon R. Combs, 68, Decatur, passed away Monday, June 14, 2021, at his residence. He was born in Richmond, Kentucky, July 29, 1952, to the late Winford and Ann Marie (Sewel) Combs. He was a life-long member of the VFW and American Legion Post 43. Glyndon was a Building Technician... Read More
Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Jun. 15 to Jun. 16, 2021.
Saturday, June 12, 2021
Ashley Michelle Call
Ashley Michelle Call, 35, Decatur, passed away Thursday, June 10, 2021, at her residence. She was born in Decatur Sept. 27, 1985, to Roger and Brenda (Sheets) Osterman; they survive in Monroe. Ashley was united in marriage to Jonathan Call May 22, 2010, at Decatur Church of God; he... Read More
Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Jun. 11 to Jun. 12, 2021.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Dawn P. Bailey
Dawn P. Bailey, 51, Peoria, Arizona, died May 9,2021, following a long battle with cancer. She was born in Decatur Jan. 25, 1970, to Steven L. Bailey of Reno, Nevada, and Connie J. (Ellis) Bailey, of Sun City West, Arizona. A sister, Amy Ray, also lives in Reno. A 1988 graduate of... Read More
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from May 24 to May 25, 2021.
James A. Smith
James A. Smith, 83, Decatur, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2021, at Adams Woodcrest. He was born in Decatur Nov. 13, 1937, to the late James G. and E. Celesta (Shaffer) Smith. He was united in marriage to Suzanne Kuhn Dec. 24, 1958, in Willshire, Ohio; she survives in Decatur. He... Read More
Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from May 24 to May 25, 2021.
Friday, May 21, 2021
Mary Laverne Gilbert
Mary Laverne Gilbert, 69, Decatur, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2021, at Parkview Randallia. She was born in Fort Wayne May 6, 1952, and lived with her adopted parents, Vernon and Josephine Jahn. She married Jesse V. Gilbert Aug. 23, 1996; he preceded her in death. She was a longtime... Read More
Siler Funeral Service
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from May 20 to May 21, 2021.
Barbara JC Graber
Barbara JC Graber, 4, Berne, died Friday afternoon, May 14, 2021, due to injuries sustained from an auto pedestrian accident at the intersection of U.S. 27 and C.R. 350S. She was born June 16, 2016, to Jonas J and Carolyn J (Hilty) Graber in Adams County; they survive. Among survivors... Read More
Downing & Glancy Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from May 20 to May 21, 2021.
Norman J. Reilly
Norman J. Reilly, 83, Decatur, passed away Sunday, May 16, 2021, at his residence. He was born in New Albany, Indiana, July 9, 1937, to the late Vernon J. and Bertha G. (Ayers) Reilly. He was united in marriage to Kimberly (Cowans) Reilly Aug. 5, 2000; she survives in Decatur. Norman... Read More
Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from May 20 to May 21, 2021.
Joy E. Steele
Joy E. Steele, 93, Ossian, passed away Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Ossian Health Care. She grew up in Willshire, Ohio, and she and her late husband, Clyde, eventually moved to Decatur. Joy was a Jehovah's Witness and worked as a homemaker. Among survivors are two children and three... Read More
Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from May 20 to May 21, 2021.
Saturday, May 15, 2021
John C. Geels Jr.
John C. Geels Jr., 85, Decatur, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2021, at his residence. He was born in Decatur Jan. 14, 1936, to the late John C. and Dorothy (Steigmeyer) Geels Sr. On Jan. 16, 1978, he married Carol Durbin. John was a lifelong farmer and actively farmed until last... Read More
Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from May 14 to May 15, 2021.
Kenneth R. Ross
Kenneth R. Ross, 96, Willshire, Ohio, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2021, in the Adams Memorial emergency room. He was born in Mercer County, Ohio, Jan. 16, 1925, to the late Bruce Lee and Beatrice L. (Krugh) Ross. Kenneth was united in marriage to Donna L. Tope March 1, 1947, at... Read More
Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from May 14 to May 15, 2021.
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