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Nelson Billington

November 28, 2011

    Nelson Billington, 86, of Berne, died November 24 in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
    He was born to William and Mabel Jackson Billington.
    Among survivors are a daughter, Debbie Billington of Allen County; three sons, Terry, Steve, and Jeff Billington, all of Bryant; three sisters; and four brothers, including Bill Billington of Decatur.
    There will be no funeral or visitation. Burial will be later in Westlawn Cemetery at Geneva.

Virginia L. Hower

November 28, 2011

    Virginia L. Hower, 85, of Bluffton, died Friday in Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
    She was born to John "Frank" and Mary C. Davis Helblig.
    Among survivors are one son, Brice Hower of Bluffton, and seven daughters, Loretta Drew and Brycella Roth of New Haven, Rosie Hower of Decatur, and Mrs. Pat (Connie) Durham Jr., Mrs. Rob (Karen) Trenten, Mrs. Steve (Lora) Esterhia, and Patti Hower, all of Bluffton.

Katharina Lehr

November 28, 2011

    Katharina Lehr, 87, a former rural Decatur resident, died Sunday in Saratoga Springs, New York.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.

Jack E. Schnepf

November 28, 2011

    Jack Edward Schnepf, 89, passed away on November 24, 2011, in Louisville, Kentucky.
    Jack was born on October 11, 1922, in Alvord, Iowa. He was one of 10 children born to William and Stella Schnepf.
    The family relocated to Decatur, where he remained until 2006. He then moved to Louisville, Kentucky, to be closer to family.
    Jack was a farmer, a General Electric worker, and a Central Soya employee, and eventually became an artist, weaving unique works of art.

Donald J. Sprunger

November 28, 2011

    Donald J. Sprunger, 96, of Berne, died today at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

Larry E. Spencer

November 28, 2011

    Larry Eugene Spencer, 68, of Springfield, Ohio, a former Portland resident, died on November 21 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.
    Larry was born on October 31, 1943, in Hartford City to Robert and Erta Stauffer Spencer.
    He graduated from Portland High School in 1961 and worked for International Harvester for 46 years, retiring on February 26, 2008.
    Larry married Marguerite Romer on September 27, 1963, and she survives.

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