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February 7th

Kenneth D. Reinking

February 7, 2011

    Kenneth D. Reinking, 44, of Decatur, died Friday at home after a long battle against cancer.
    He was born in Decatur on March 18, 1966, to Donald C. and Lorene E. Bohnke Reinking.
    Surviving are his mother, who lives in Decatur; two sisters, Mary Reinking and Mrs. Sam(Deborah) Schultz of Decatur; and two brothers, David and Mark Reinking of Decatur.
    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Paul Lutheran Church, near Preble, with burial in the church cemetery.

Ronald G. Seats

February 7, 2011

    Ronald G. Seats, 49, of Indianapolis, passed away on February 2, 2011.
    He was born on November 6, 1961, in Indianapolis to Nick W. and Patricia Love Seats.
    Ron graduated from T.C. Howe High School in Indianapolis in 1980 and attended Vincennes University at Vincennes, Indiana.
    He worked for 15 years as a skilled machinist for the Rolls-Royce Co. and was a member of Southside Knights of Columbus at Indianapolis.

February 4th

William F. Baker

February 4, 2011

    William F. “Bill” Baker, 86, of Decatur, a former Adams County Commissioner and Decatur City Councilman, died on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, in the extended care unit at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Bill was born on July 2, 1924, in Decatur to Fred E. and Amelia R. (Kohne) Baker.
    He married Mildred I. “Millie” Blythe on February 19, 1944; she died July 23, 2001. He married L. Marie Schwartz on October 7, 2006.

Roy H. Bleeke

February 4, 2011

    Roy H. Bleeke, 85, of Fort Wayne, died at 5:52 p.m. Tuesday in Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home.
    He was born on November 17, 1925, in Decatur to Fred and Lydia Ehlerding Bleeke.
    He married Pauline L. Hannie; she preceded him in death on March 23, 2002.
    Roy was the self-employed owner of Bleeke Oil Co., which conducted dust-control measures for gravel roads for more than 30 years.

Geraldine L. Douglas

February 4, 2011

    Geraldine L. Douglas, 73, of Decatur, died today in Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.

Julia B. McCullough

February 4, 2011

    Julia B. McCullough, 84, of Berne, a former Monroe and Geneva resident, passed away at 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, in Chalet Village Health Care Center.
    She was born on Thursday, June 24, 1926, in Berne to Irvin T. and Lillian Yoss Sprunger.
    Julia worked at General Electric in Decatur for 43 years.
    She was a member of the First Missionary Church in Berne and a 1944 graduate of the former Hartford Township School. 

Jerry L. Ray

February 4, 2011

    Jerry L. Ray, 62, Geneva, died at 2:10 a.m. today in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Funeral services are pending at the Downing and Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva.

Harold D. Smith

February 4, 2011

    Harold D. Smith, 79, formerly of Geneva, passed away at 4:56 p.m. on Wednesday, February  2, 2011, at Swiss Village Retirement Center in Berne.
    He was born on Saturday, October  3, 1931, in Adams County to Godfrey and Laura Opal McFarren Smith.
    Mr. Smith did construction and brick mason work for his company, Smith & Rodenbeck.
    He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Geneva for 60 years and was head trustee and Sunday School superintendent.

February 3rd

Patricia L. Mansfield

February 3, 2011

    Patricia L. Mansfield, 78, of Decatur, passed away at 10:38 a.m. on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at the nursing center of Swiss Village Retirement Community at Berne.
    Pat was born in Decatur on July 14, 1932, to Andrew B. and Alice (Kriegel) Appelman.
    She married William H. Mansfield on January 6, 1953.
    Pat was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur and its Rosary Society.

Kayden A. Miller

February 3, 2011

    Kayden Andrew Miller of Fort Wayne was stillborn at 9:35 p.m. Monday in Dupont Hospital at Fort Wayne.
    He was born to Mark A. and Deidre A. Keller Miller of Fort Wayne.

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