Archive - Jan 16, 2013
Anna M. Anspaugh, 80, Decatur, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at her residence.
She was born in Adams County on April 10, 1932, to the late Ernest C. and Mary L. (Glendening) Anspaugh.
Anna attended Decatur Light House Assembly of God Church and was a homemaker.
Among survivors is a relative, Helen M. Sexton of Celina, Ohio.
Clyde B. Augsburger, 86, Berne, died Tuesday.
Arrangements pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Rella M. Baker, 87, of Tipp City and New Carlisle, Ohio, formerly of Wells County, passed away Monday, January 14, 2013.
She was born on August 29, 1925, in Sullivan, Ohio, to the late Marvin E. and Violet E. (Baker) Bennett.
Rella worked as a homemaker. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in New Carlisle, Fort Wayne St. Therese Catholic Church, VFW 1421 Auxiliary and sponsored Jr. Girls Auxiliary of the VFW for a number of years.
Rev. Donald Walter Biester, 77, Crown Point, Ind., passed away on Friday, January 4, 2013.
Donald graduated from Trinity Lutheran School in May 1949. He attended Crown Point High School for one year before transferring to Concordia Lutheran High School in Fort Wayne, where he graduated in 1953. He entered Concordia College in Fort Wayne and received his Associate of Arts in 1955. He entered Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo., where he received his Bachelor of Arts in 1957.
Donna Kay Knoblauch, 66, of Decatur, passed away at 4:15 p.m. at her daughter's residence in Fort Wayne, following an extended battle with cancer.
She was born in Fort Wayne on Saturday, September 28, 1946, to the late Donald and Geraldine (Welker) Brudi.
Donna formerly attended Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne.
She was a Registered Nurse, employed most recently by Adams Memorial Hospital and prior to that she was employed at Parkview Hospital.
Violet “Vi” Lucille Arnold Smith, 94, Decatur, died Thursday, January 10, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Vi was born in Adams County on May 21, 1918, to the late Earl and Gladys (Kline) Arnold.
On June 15, 1941, she married David R. Smith in Kentland, Ind.; he died in 2006.
Virginia A. Swygart, 89, of Decatur, passed away at 11:10 a.m. on Monday, January 14, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Virginia was born in Dixon, Ind., on Thursday, September 20, 1923, to the late Charles and Samantha (Murchland) Waterman.
She married Robert L. Swygart Sr. on March 21, 1942, in Fort Wayne; he passed away on May 23, 1985.
She was a homemaker, as well as the owner and operator of High Street Bar in Montpelier for 33 years.
The St. Marys River is dropping, E. Monroe St. is open, and US 224 was likely to be reopened later today as Decatur's latest flooding problems continue to recede.
The St. Marys stood at 21.37 feet at 7 a.m. today, a fall of some two feet from its Monday-night crest of 23.3 feet, weather station officials said. The river was at 22.99 feet at 7 a.m. Tuesday.
The Decatur Chamber announced on Tuesday that Decatur Mayor John Schultz has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Stephen Decatur Award. The award, named after naval hero Commodore Stephen Decatur, is given for outstanding service to the community. It was first given in 1988.
Schultz, who just started his sixth year as mayor of Decatur, will receive the award at the Chamber's annual dinner on Thursday, February 7, at the Mirage Banquet Hall in Decatur.
The family of Spc. Nicholas Taylor, killed last year in Afghanistan while serving as a member of the Indiana National Guard, on Tuesday evening accepted on their son's behalf the 2012 Citizen of the Year award from the Berne Chamber of Commerce.
Taylor's parents, Tim and Stephania, his brother Drew and sisters Holly Morgan and Sophia Aiwen, made no public comment in accepting the award, and told a chamber representative only that "there aren't many words that can be said" at receiving such an honor.