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Robert Boknecht

January 5, 2011

    Robert Boknecht, 81, of Highland Falls, NC, died unexpectedly on January 2, 2011, at his residence.
    Born and raised in Decatur, he graduated from Valparaiso University in 1951 with a double major in psychology and geography.
    He was Vice President of Employee Relations for Standard Oil until his retirement.
    Survivors include his sons, Mark (Rita) and John, both of Atlanta, GA; four grandchildren; brother Ed (Dorothy) Boknecht of Fort Wayne; and niece Dianne (Steve) Koch.

Mary Diaz

January 5, 2011

    Mary Diaz, 85, of New Lenox, Illinois, died Monday in a hospital at Joliet, Illinois.
    She was born to Lewis and Julia Alonzo Flores.
    Surviving are her husband, Edward Diaz; one son, Robert L. Diaz of South Holland, Illinois; two daughters, Gloria Tomchek and Dorothy F. Marnell of New Lenox; and one sister, Margie Solano of Berne.
    A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne, with burial in MRE Cemetery, rural Berne.

Maxine J. Hakes

January 5, 2011

    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home for Maxine J. Hakes, 80, of Decatur, who died Tuesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.

John E. Isch

January 5, 2011

    John E. Isch, 71, of Decatur, passed away on January 4, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    John was born on January 26, 1939, in Adams County, Indiana, to Ralph Isch and Opal (Walters) Isch Lillich.
    On October 26, 1958, he married Lois J. Archinal.
    John was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in Decatur and served on many boards of the church. He was active in Big Brothers, was the community service supervisor for the Adams County Jail, and was an avid golfer.

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