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December 27th

Max L. Egley

December 27, 2011

  Max L. Egley, 70, of Wolcottville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 25, 2011.
    Born in Decatur, he graduated from Adams Central High School, Manchester College, and the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, from which he received a master's degree.
    Max was a mathematics teacher and a basketball coach for a span of 34 years at Harrison Hill, Snider High School, and Woodlan High School before retiring in 1997.

Morris S. 'Rosey' Krueckeberg

December 27, 2011

    Morris S. "Rosey" Krueckeberg, 86, Decatur, passed away at 6:50 a.m. on Monday, December 26, 2011, at Woodcrest Retirement Community, Decatur.
    He was born on December 20, 1925, in Adams County, to the late Gustav and Selma Krueckeberg.
    He married Naomi Harvey on September 25, 1949. She survives.
    He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur; the American Legion Post 43; and the Decatur Elks Lodge.

December 23rd

Norman K. Ellenberger

December 23, 2011

    Norman K. Ellenberger, 64, of Berne, died on Thursday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

Helen M. Morgan

December 23, 2011

    Helen M. Morgan, 102, went to meet the Heavenly Father on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at Park Place Living in Fort Wayne, IN.
    Born in Gomer, Ohio, she moved to Fort Wayne in 1928 and worked for Indiana Bell. In 1950, she and her family moved to Hoagland to run the switchboard.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd.

Walter E. Bienz

December 23, 2011

    Walter E. "Gene" Bienz, 79, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died on December 21, 2011, in Ohio State University's Medical Center at Columbus.
    He was born on July 8, 1932, in Willshire, Ohio, to Kermit and Irene Spitler Bienz.
    Mr. Bienz was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, a former member of the Vestry, and a past Junior Warden and Senior Warden.
    He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.

Billy D. Harrold

December 23, 2011

    Billy D. Harrold, 32, Montpelier, died Wednesday in Fort Wayne.
    He was married to Amber (Ramsey) Harrold on December 15, 2009, in Decatur.  She survives.
    Among survivors are his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Duane (Melissa) Smitley of Decatur.
    Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Walker and Glancy Funeral Home in Montpelier, with burial in Brookside Memorial Park, Montpelier.

James S. Hook

December 23, 2011

    The name of one of Rev. James S. Hook's sons, Matthew (Jody) Hook, was inadvertently left out of the obituary notice in Thursday's edition.

December 22nd

James S. Hook

December 22, 2011

    Rev. James S. Hook, 82, formerly of Decatur, passed away on Monday, December 19, 2011, in Indianapolis.
    Rev. Hook was born on December 18, 1929, in Wells County to the late Ralph and Caroll (Schlagenhauf) Hook.
    He served the Indiana United Methodist North Conference for 39 years before retiring from St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Decatur.

December 21st

Helen Morgan

December 21, 2011

    Helen Morgan, 102, formerly of Hoagland, died Wednesday morning at Park Place Senior Community in Fort Wayne.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

December 20th

Dora S. Fleming

December 20, 2011

    Dora S. Fleming, 97, of Decatur, died on Monday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
    She was born on May 24, 1914, in Adams County to Ernest and Minnie Fuhrman Doehrman.
    Among survivors are two sons, Allen L. Fleming of Grove City, Florida, and James W. Fleming of Angola, and one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Kathleen) Bergdall of Decatur.
    No funeral service will be held. Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery at a later date.

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