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October 15th

Russell T. Stanley

October 15, 2010

    Russell T. Stanley, 82 of rural Ossian, died on October 13, 2010 at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
    He was born on October 27, 1927, in Decatur to Ralph and Elsie (Schaefer) Stanley.
    Russell was a supervisor for Parker Hannifin.
    He is survived by three daughters, Joyce A. Stanley of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Anna Marie (Bob) Braeking of Santa Fe, Texas; and Cathy L. (Don) Crawford of Ossian; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

October 14th

Linda J. Dietzen

October 14, 2010

    The following is rerun to provide additional information:

    Linda J. Dietzen, 51, of Syracuse, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2010, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    Born in Regensburg, Germany, she grew up in Decatur, Indiana and worked as an au pair.
    She enjoyed cooking and music, but her passion was her family and her beloved grandson, with whom she shared a birthday.

Earl M. Saunders III

October 14, 2010

    Earl M. Saunders III, 71, of rural Decatur, died at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, at the Department of Veterans' Affairs Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    Born on July 1, 1939, in Christiansburg, Virginia, he was the son of Earl M. Saunders Jr. and Clara A. (Sowers) Saunders. His father preceded him in death.
    He married Judith D. Morlan on October 21, 1961, and she also preceded him in death, on September 28, 2007.

October 13th

Linda J. Dietzen

October 13, 2010

    Linda J. Dietzen, 51, of Syracuse, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2010, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    Born in Regensburg, Germany, she grew up in Decatur, Indiana, and worked as au pair.
    She enjoyed cooking and music, but her passion was her family and her beloved grandson, with whom she shared a birthday.

Marjorie R. Sprunger

October 13, 2010

    Marjorie R. “Marge” Sprunger, 75, of Berne, passed away at 11:20 a.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at Select Specialty Hospital, Fort Wayne.
    She was born in Berne on August 28, 1935, to Calvin A. and Lulu (Stuckey) Sprunger, both deceased.
    Marge graduated from Berne-French High School in 1953 and from Lutheran Nursing School in Fort Wayne 1956.
    She was married to Paul J. Sprunger on September 22, 1957, in Berne.

October 12th

Hazel Gerardot

October 12, 2010

    Hazel Gerardot, 89, a resident of Decatur for 65 years, died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday in The Village of Heritage nursing home at Monroeville.    
    She was born on December 12, 1920, in Salem, Illinois, to Etta Vaughn Beck.
    She married Lawrence E. Gerardot on January 18, 1939, in St. Louis Catholic Church (Besancon); he passed away on April 15, 1997.
    Hazel was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Monroeville, loved to play euchre, and was a homemaker.

R. Maxiene Lantz

October 12, 2010

    R. Maxiene Lantz, 90, of Berne, died Monday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    She was born to Alfred and Maybelle Hoover Hollinger.
    Among survivors a son, Richard Lantz of Holland, Ohio, and four daughters, Mrs. Dennie (Sarah) Baumgartner and Mrs. Sherman (Virginia) Lichtenberger, both of Berne; Sally Stuckey of Lafayette; and Janis Stover of New Philadelphia, Ohio.

Elma L. Selking

October 12, 2010

    Elma L. Selking, 81, of Decatur, died at 12:30 a.m. Monday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community, where she had resided since February of this year.
      She was born on January 11, 1929 in Adams County to Emil W. and Hilda V. Buechner Krueckeberg.
      She married Richard A. Selking on July 31, 1955, in St. John Lutheran Church at Convoy, Ohio; he passed away on April 26 of this year.

October 11th

Nancy L. Helm

October 11, 2010

    Nancy L. Helm, 68, of Decatur, died at 11:30 a.m. Friday at her sister's home in Osceola, Indiana.
    She was born on November 9, 1941, in Adams County to George D. and Kathryn L. Archbold Helm.
    She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Decatur and retired from North Adams Community Schools after many years as a kindergarten teacher at Monmouth Elementary School.

R. Maxiene Lantz

October 11, 2010

    R. Maxiene Lantz, 90, of Berne, died this morning at Swiss Village retirement center in Berne.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

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