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November 28th

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.

November 25th

Nelson L. Billington

November 25, 2011

    Nelson L. Billington, 86, of Berne, died Thursday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
     Funeral arrangements are pending at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.

Grace L. Dubach

November 25, 2011

    Grace L. Dubach, 86, of Berne, passed away on Thursday morning, November 24, 2011, at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    She was born to Solomon and Velma Burley Mosser on December 19, 1924.
    Grace married Glen Dubach on May 24, 194; he survives.
    She was a member of Cross Community Church in Berne, a homemaker, and a former chairwoman of the Dorcas Circle.
    Her special interests were her family, quilting, and needlework.

Paul L. Harden

November 25, 2011

    Paul L. Harden, 92, of Decatur, passed away on Friday November 25, 2011, at the residence of his daughter, Nancy, and grandson, David Ireland, where he resided the past eight years.
    Paul was born on February 13, 1919, in Adams County to Clyde and Edna (Welty) Harden.
    On April 5, 1942, he married L. Catherine Sovine; she passed away on October 26, 2005.
    Paul attended Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren in rural Decatur.

Jack E. Schnepf

November 25, 2011

    Jack E. Schnepf, 89, of Louisville, Kentucky, a former Decatur resident, died Thursday.
     Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

Walter Wiegmann

November 25, 2011

    Walter Wiegmann, 85 years old, of Decatur, entered into eternal life at 1:50 p.m. on Thursday, November 24, 2011 at his residence.
    Walter was born on Tuesday, April 27, 1926, in Fort Wayne, the son of Henry Wiegmann and Minnie Oetting Wiegmann. 
    Walter was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church–Preble in rural Decatur.
    He was a graduate of the New Haven High School Class of 1944 and a graduate of Reppert Auction School in Decatur in 1945.

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