August 18th, 2014
Wanita Cable, 85, Decatur, died Saturday at Adams Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.
Mary Lucille (Mary Lou) Birdsall, 85, Berne, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.
Among survivors are four children, Connie (Neil) Potter of Berne; Douglas (Jeanie) Birdsall of South Hamilton, Mass.; Brent (Sadie) Birdsall of Burnsville, Minn.; and Brian (Cathy) Birdsall of New York City.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Swiss Village Chapel, with her sons officiating. Burial will be at the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Huntington, with graveside services at 1:30 p.m.
Marie L. Bradtmueller, 81, Hoagland, passed away at 2:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Ossian Health Care Center.
She married the late Wilbert Bradtmueller Oct. 10, 1953, in Zion Lutheran Church-Friedheim; he passed away on Oct. 27, 2004.
Keith Hofstetter, 88, Berne, passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Swiss Village.
Among survivors are his wife, Jane Hofstetter of Berne; daughter, Karen Burke of Bluffton; sons, Kevin (Rhonda) Hofstetter of Melbourne, Fla. and Rod (Tammi) Hofstetter of Tipton; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Swiss Village Retirement Center, with Pastor Chris Thurow officiating. Internment will follow in West Lawn Cemetery, Geneva.
Jessica A. Lehman, 29, Berne, passed away Aug. 15, 2014, at her residence.
Survivors include her parents, Jim and Bertie Lehman; sisters, Krista M. (Keith) Brunstrup of Monroe and Melissa R. (Justin) Gillette of Goshen; and brother, Hunter J. Lehman at home.
Funeral services were held this morning at First Mennonite Church, Berne. Officiating were Rev. Jerry Flueckiger and Rev. Anita Rediger. Burial was in MRE Cemetery.
Preferred memorials to the Agape Respite Care, Berne
Steven N. Schwartz, infant son of Noah M.R. and Adeline E.L. Schwartz of Monroe, was stillborn Friday.
Surviving in addition to the parents are four brothers, Mervin, David, Kenneth and Matthew; and two sisters, Miriam and Lorene, all at home. Also surviving are grandparents Elmer D. and Emma Schwartz of Monroe and Melvin F. and Rebecca Schwartz of Geneva.
Burial was in Winchester Cemetery.
Decatur’s Kekionga Festival, the annual celebraton of the heratige of Decatur and Adams County, will begin Wednesday evening with a praise and worship service at 7 p.m. and will continue throughout the upcoming weekend.
Taste of Decatur
This year’s Taste of Decatur event will be held from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Riverside Center in conjunction with the festival.
Food and fun was on the agenda at the Summer’s End Street Festival held Saturday in Geneva. Heaven Elder, enjoyed some corn on the cob during her visit. A beer garden, kid’s zone and live music were also part of the festival.
The 23rd annual Wiffleball tournament was held over the weekend in Wren, with MKS Siding pulling off a three-peat victory as they edged out The Eager Beavers to take the championship. Shown is the junior championship game between Am Fam and The Metal Heads, with Am Fam taking the junior championship.
Mary Lou Birdsall, 85, Berne, died Thursday at Swiss Village Retirement Community. Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.