Tony L. Gerber, 50, Berne, passed away Dec. 16, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born to James and Jeannine (Schultz) Gerber on April 1, 1964 in Adams County.
Survivors include; his mother, Jeannine of Berne; brother, Michael (Jamie) Gerber of Berne; sister, Teresa Ponder of Tampa Bay, Fla.; nephews Kadin and Jerrad Gerber; nieces Mara Myers, Caylin Ponder and Aubri Gerber; and great-nephew, Emmett Myers.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Herbert H. M. Goelz, 88, of Hoagland, passed away on Wednesday, Dec, 17, 2014, in the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
He was born on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1926, in Decatur, the son of the late William Goelz and Alma (Tewers) Goelz. He married Dorothy C. Knipstein on Nov. 4, 1951, in St. John Lutheran Church, Flatrock; she preceded him in death on Aug.9, 2014.
Homes in the Lake Shore addition on Decatur’s easternmost edge are in full holiday mode, with decorative Christmas lights strung at several of the homes there.
The South Adams Music Department staged its annual Christmas band and choir concert Tuesday evening in Burkhalter Auditorium. Featured were the middle school and high school bands and choirs. Above, Director Curt Amstutz leads the seventh- and eighth-grade band through its performance.
Photo by J Swygart
City officials are moving quickly to get in place a new-hire communications coordinator, and there is a chance the person chosen could be on the job sometime in February.
Larry Wittwer, 80, of Angola and longtime resident and business owner from Bluffton, passed away Monday, Dec. 8, near Walnut Creek, Calif., while on vacation visiting his son, Jerry.
Larry died from complications following emergency surgery the prior week.
Myles R. Anderson, 64, of Monroe, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital.
Myles was born on March 15, 1950, in Monroe to the late Dr. Ernest Anderson Jr. and Gertrude L. (Brandyberry) Anderson.
Myles was a 1968 graduate of Adams Central High School and a member of the Bridge Community Church in Decatur. He was employed by U.S. Postal Service as a rural route mail carrier. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp.
Mary Louise Pusey, 86, a resident of Geneva, died Dec. 10 at Chalet Village in Berne.
Her parents and four sisters are deceased. She is survived by two nieces.
Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery in Geneva. A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church in Geneva in the spring.
Arrangements were handled by Downing and Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva.
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