Archive - May 14, 2012
Rev. Robert L. Hegnauer, 95, of Berne, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012, at Swiss Village.
He served 42 years in the ministry and retired from the Berne Cross United Church of Christ with nine years of service. He was a WW II and Korean Conflict U.S. Army Chaplain.
Survivors include two sons, one daughter, one sister, and two grandchildren.
Edna Louise Hoffman, 81, of Elkhart, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012, at Golden Living Center in Elkhart.
She was born February 11, 1931, in Berne, to Hugh J. and Hope V. (Hart) Moyer.
On July 30, 1977, she married Dale E. Hoffman in Decatur.
Edna worked as a CNA for more than 30 years prior to her retirement at Elkhart General Hospital.
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Evelyn Louise Miller, 81, died Friday, May 11, 2012, at Swiss Village in Berne.
Evelyn was born November 12, 1930, in Berne, to the late Ralph and Bertha (Spichiger) Miller.
Cal M. Peterson, 86, of New Haven, passed away at 10:25 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2012, in the Kingston Residence, Fort Wayne.
Cal was born on Wednesday, May 20, 1925, in Decatur, the son of the late Cal F. and Edna L. (Neukom) Peterson. He married the late Magdelene K. Hilgeman on July 24, 1948, in Magley; she passed away on November 5, 2010.
Cal served in the United States Navy during World War II.
Roger Davis Ripley, 77, of Decatur, died at 10:14 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2012, at his residence.
Roger was born on Saturday, February 16, 1935, in Adams County, the son of the late Leland and Midge (Davis) Ripley.
He married Betty M. Roe on December 4, 1954, in Decatur; she survives.
Roger was a member of the Willshire Union United Methodist Church, served on the Decatur Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and coached Little League and Pony League for Monmouth from 1967-1973.
Richard Wellman, 84, of Bryant, died Friday, May 11, 2012, in Kindred Hospital, Lima, Ohio.
He was born in Bryant on July 5, 1927, the son of Jerome and Agnes (Krieg) Wellman Sr.
He was married June 30, 1951, to Ruth C. Weigel; she passed away June 5, 2010.
For over 60 years, the Back 40 Junction, with it's museum-quality antiques and railroad memorabilia, has been a hotspot for dining and a topic of conversation for area residents and travelers alike.
Bellmont High School held a pink prom at the Botanical Gardens in Fort Wayne on Saturday night — with a special guest.
In honor of a classmate's mother who is fighting breast cancer, numerous students were sporting pink, the boys wearing pink vests and, in some cases, pink ties.
Six weeks into her position job as Indiana's Secretary of State, Connie Lawson is fully aware of the public relations job that lies ahead of her. There are fences to be mended and public relationships and trust to be restored in the office she now holds.
Lawson was appointed to her new position by Gov. Mitch Daniels on March 16 to succeed fellow Republican Charlie White, who was removed for office after his conviction on a charge of voter fraud.