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January 7th

Ernest Roe

January 7, 2011

    Ernest Roe, 83, of Decatur, died Wednesday. January 5, 2011, in Adams Memorial Hospital. He was born on August 23, 1927 in Adams County to Fred J, and Daisy Galloway Roe.
    He married Betty Lee Fickert on September 28, 1957 in Ohio City, Ohio and she survives.
    He retired in 1992 after 49 years at Central Soya Co.
    He also served in the United States Army from 1950-54, during the Korean Conflict.

Margaret Scherer

January 7, 2011

    Margaret Scherer, 87, formerly of Decatur, died Wednesday, December 5, 2011, at The Village of Heritage nursing home in Monroeville.
    She was born on June 13, 1923 in Allen County to Charles F. and Caroline Droege Schroeder.
    She married Wilfred C. “Wiff” Scherer on April 25, 1942 in St. John Lutheran Church at Bingen, but he passed away on June 2, 1992.
  Margaret was a member of St. John Lutheran Church at Bingen.

Wendell J. Seaman

January 7, 2011

    Wendell J. Seaman, 92, of Decatur, died Thursday, December 6, 2011, in Adams Memorial Hospital. His death was unexpected and followed a brief illness.
    He was born on April 29, 1918 in Wells County to Luchus and Dora Hartup Seaman.
  He married Harriet Ruth Clark on December 15, 1939 in Markle, Indiana and she survives.

January 6th

Maxine J. Hakes

January 6, 2011

    Maxine J. Hakes, 80, of Decatur, died on January 4, 2011 at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    She was born in Adams County on March 15, 1930 to Bernard and Frieda (Black) Keller.
    On May 20, 1950, she married Paris Hakes. He preceded her in death on December 25, 2000.
    Maxine attended Decatur Church of God and was a homemaker.

Ernest Roe

January 6, 2011

    Ernest Roe, 83, of Decatur, died on Wednesday in Adams Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.

Margaret Scherer

January 6, 2011

    Margaret Scherer, 87, formerly of Decatur, died on Wednesday in The Village of Heritage nursing home at Monroeville. Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur.

Raymond L. Zurcher

January 6, 2011

    Raymond L. Zurcher, 77, of Berne, died on Wednesday at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    He was born in Adams County on July 22, 1933 to Christian F. and Martha Ebnit Zurcher.
    Among survivors are his wife, Marjorie; one son, Dwight Zurcher of Berne; and two daughters: Mrs. Brian (Susan) Culy of Linn Grove and Mrs. Mike (Elaine) Liechty of Berne.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in First Mennonite Church at Berne, with burial in MRE Cemetery, rural Berne.

January 5th

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.

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