April 1st, 2014
Thomas F. Eichhorn Jr., 62, Fort Wayne, passed away at 2:28 a.m. Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. His death was unexpected and followed a brief illness.
Tom was born Monday, Dec. 17, 1951, in Decatur, the son of the late Thomas F. and Leota Madge (Waldron) Eichhorn Jr.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge 1311 and the Eagles Lodge 2653, both in Decatur. Tom was a graduate of Bellmont High School and attended ITT, studying automotive mechanics.
Richard F. Linn, 89, Decatur, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
He was born Aug. 5, 1924, in Decatur, son of the late Joseph S. and Mildred Cleo (Roop) Linn.
He married Colleen Miller Aug. 1, 1947.
Adams County Commission Chairman Doug Bauman, acting as a member of the county’s Judicial Needs Committee, informed his fellow commissioners Monday the six-member committee had met several times over the past two and a half months to nail down the location of the planned jail/superior court building.
It was one small step for man, one giant leap for Gideon Hower, 3, of Monroe, as he begins his ascent of the rock climb at Legion Park Monday afternoon. The city's parks were a buzz of activity as sunshine and temperatures which reached 64 degrees made for a pleasant day outdoors.
Photo by Jannaya Andrews
Spring break ended abruptly for members of the Bellmont track team Monday as it was back to training in a big way. The student-athletes were forced to scale the large hill — used for sledding in the winter — as part of their conditioning.
Photo by Jannaya Andrews
Nola M. Ellenberger, 86, Geneva, passed away at 1:40 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Swiss Village in Berne.
She was born Friday, Feb. 03, 1928, in Jefferson Township, Adams County to the late Eugene Clinton and Iva May (Irwin) Charleston.
She married the late Kenneth W Ellenberger Sunday, May 05, 1946, in Geneva.
Nola was a homemaker and a charter member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxillary in Geneva. She loved flowers.
Lonnie D Fravel Sr., 63, Geneva, passed away at 12:32 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
He was born Thursday, Dec. 14, 1950, in Decatur to Charles Fravel of Geneva and the late Rosella Fravel.
Lonnie was a 1969 graduate of Geneva High School. He was a carpenter who ran a remodeling and construction business in Geneva.
William (Bill) Emerson Gamble, 82, Willshire, Ohio, was called home to be with the Lord at 5:58 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center.
Bill was born in Van Wert County, Ohio Feb. 7, 1932, to the late Neil E. and Ruth (Michael) Gamble.
He married Margaret (Craine) Gamble June 9, 1951; she survives.
Richard F. Linn, 89, Decatur, died Saturday at Woodcrest Nursing Center. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Aileen H. (Bradtmueller) Witte, 91, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2014, at Lutheran Life Villages Pine Valley.
She was born in Fort Wayne to the late Adolph and Viola (Nuoffer) Bradtmueller.
Aileen was a graduate of Concordia Lutheran High School and Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing.
She married Norman H. Witte in 1947. The couple lived in Decatur for 16 years before returning to Fort Wayne.