September 19th, 2014
Howard F. Steiner, 90, Berne, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Swiss Village Retirement Community. He was born in Adams County Oct. 20, 1923, to the late Homer and Magealena (Zurcher) Steiner. On November 19, 1949, he married Roselle Haines and after 54 years together she passed away on Dec.12, 2003.
He was a self-employed farmer and worked at Berne Furniture for 25 years. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1945- 47.
A new group which has been operating under the proverbial radar for some two years stepped forward Tuesday night at the Decatur City Council meeting.
Connect to Careers is now hoping to be in operation in 2015, creating career opportunities for Adams County residents.
Adams County Building and Grounds Supervisor Dave Meyer approached the Adams County Commissioners Monday about replacing the gym ceiling in the Service Complex.
Meyers reported he purchased new lights to install in the gym as part of the energy-saving upgrades recently completed at the complex. "And then it came to my attention that they thought the ceiling should also be replaced, and that they would like for the Park Board to pay 60 percent and the county 40 percent on that project," he stated.
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Howard Steiner, 90, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Betty Bixler, 90, Geneva, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Woodcrest in Decatur.
She was born in Huntington, Oct. 26, 1923, to the late Marion O. and Mildred Smith. She married Herman J. Bixler on Nov. 30, 1947, in Geneva; he preceded her in death.
Thomas H. Carpenter, 70, Decatur, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital. He was born to Juanita (Hitchcock) Carpenter on July 19, 1944. He married his wife of 51 years, Diane F. (Black) Carpenter, March 29, 1963; she survives.
Thomas was a 1963 graduate of Decatur High School. He was employed by Decatur Casting and retired after 38 years of service.
Thaddeus Neunam DeWolf, 95, Berne, died Sept. 15, 2014, at Swiss Village.
Survivors include a son, Phillip P. (Mary Jo) DeWolf of Mt. Carmel, Ill.; daughter, Marcia (James) Bosek of Essex Junction, Vt.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law Elsie DeWolf of Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Cross Community Church, with Pastor Craig Yoder officiating. Burial is in MRE Cemetery, Berne.