Archive - 2013
Lisa Case, 55, of Decatur, died on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at her residence surrounded by family and friends. Lisa was born on March 4, 1958 in Decatur to Bud E. Case and the late Carolyn S. (Meyer) Case.
Lisa wasa member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Women of St. Mary. She graduated from Bellmont High School in 1976. She worked for Fleetwood Service as a Tech for over 30 years.
Gregory L. Drake, 62, Berne, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at his home. Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Jonas J. Graber, Sr., 69, of rural Geneva passed away in his home at 11:05 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. He was born on Feb. 26, 1944, in Adams County to the late Jonas and Margaret (Schwartz) Graber. He married Mattie Lambright on March 31, 1966. She survives.
Jonas was an Old Order Amish and was Bishop of the East Church. He was a carpenter.
John Paul McAhren, 72, Bakersfield, Calif., entered Heaven's gates to be with his Savior on Sept. 20, 2013.
John was born in Fort Wayne on Dec. 28, 1940 to the late Paul and Geraldine (Parrish) McAhren. John married Joyce (Daniels) on Oct. 19, 1961 and she survives.
John graduated from Decatur High School in 1959 and continued on to receive an undergraduate from Fort Wayne Bible College and a masters degree from Huntington University.
Tonight's home volleyball broadcast between the Bluffton Tigers and the Bellmont Squaws will begin with a pre-game at 6:15 p.m. The gamecast will continue with a varsity contest around 7-7:15 p.m. To view the contest click on the link below, then log in with a username and password. Enjoy the free service. Tomorrow's game against Norwell (senior night) will also be seen on the broadcast.
Alice Jeanne McClure, 92, of Decatur, died Sept. 27, 2013 in the Woodcrest Nursing Center located in Decatur.
Alice was born on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 1921 in Des Moines, Iowa to the late Henry and Catherine (Toohey) Weichman. She married the late John H. McClure on May 9, 1942 in Des Moines and he passed away on Oct. 11, 2006.
Roger Dean Miller, 71, of Berne, passed away on Sept. 27, 2013 at Swiss Village. He was born May 6, 1942 to Maurice and Edith (Habegger) Miller.
He graduated from Berne-French High School and was in a computer programmer training program established for disabled individuals by IBM in Indianapolis. He retired from IBM at Lincoln Life as an Information Technology Specialist. Roger also worked for Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, Mutual Security Life Company and E.P. Graphics in Berne.
Although formal re-dedication ceremonies marking the 100th anniversary of the Adams County Peace Monument were held last month during the annual Kekionga Festival, the true century mark from the monument’s initial dedication will not take place for another month, on Oct. 30.
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Read One Program promotes literacy
The Decatur Daily Democrat has joined forces with the Van Wert (Ohio) Times-Bulletin and other newspapers in the region to promote the Read One program as part of National Book Month in October.
Sailors take warning. And that proved to be an accurate prediction on Sunday as a colorful sunrise was followed immediately by rain.
Photo by J Swygart