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November 18th

Howard O. Wolf

November 18, 2011

    Howard O. Wolf, 75, of Decatur, passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    Howard was born on May 23, 1936, in Fort Wayne to Otto and Velma (Bevelhymer) Wolf.
    He married Carol A. Welty on December 14, 1963. She preceded him in death on February 11, 2001.
    Howard was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church in Fort Wayne.
    He retired in 1997 from Navistar.

November 17th

Walter H. Biedermann

November 17, 2011

    Walter H. Biedermann, 80, of Palm Coast, Florida, a former Decatur resident, died November 11 at home.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

Crystal M. Masterson

November 17, 2011

    Crystal M. Masterson, 83, formerly of Bluffton, died Wednesday in Ossian Health and Rehabilitation Center.
    She was born to Leander and Mary E. McCullier Tuttle.
    Among survivors are a son, Keith Masterson of Bluffton, and three daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Paula) Deininger of Bluffton, Mrs. Stephen (Joyce) Johnson of Berne, and Mrs. William (Vickie) Osborn of Bluffton.

Howard O. Wolf

November 17, 2011

    Howard O. Wolf, 75, of Decatur, died on Wednesday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

November 16th

Lois J. Lehman

November 16, 2011

    Lois J. Lehman, 87, of Berne, passed away on Monday, November 14, at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    She was born on August 14, 1924, in Berne to Werner B. and Florence Teeters Lehman.
    She was a retired teacher and librarian who graduated from Berne-French High School and Wheaton College in Illinois. She held master's degrees in English and in library and information science from Indiana University.

Olive F. Miller

November 16, 2011

    Olive F. Miller, 92, of Berne, died on Tuesday at her daughter's home in Berne.
    She was born to Fred D. and Esther E. Fowles Greenwood.
    Among survivors is a daughter, Mrs. Dean (Marilyn) Bahre of Berne.
    Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne, with burial in MRE Cemetery, rural Berne. Visiting hours are 1-3 p.m. Thursday.

Karen Schieferstein

November 16, 2011

    Karen Schieferstein, 62, of Decatur, died Tuesday at home.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.

Lois C. Wheeler

November 16, 2011

    Lois C. Wheeler, 96, of Berne, died November 11 at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    She was born to Russell O. and Verna G. Ashley McLaughlin.
    Among survivors are three daughters, Mary M. Scott of Berne; Mrs. LeRoy (Joanna C.) Adams of West Lafayette; and Mrs. Paul (Eunice L.) Barner of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, and four sons:,Ashley D. Wheeler of Fort Wayne; J. Ladd Wheeler of Crofton, Maryland; D. Lee Wheeler of Decatur; and H. Wheeler of Butler.

November 15th

Lois J. Lehman

November 15, 2011

    Lois J. Lehman, 87, of Berne, died on Monday at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

Ella Jane Schauss

November 15, 2011

    Ella Jane Schauss, age 86, passed away at 10:33 a.m. on Friday, November 11, 2011, at Estelle's House of Marion County Hospice in Ocala, Florida.
    She had moved to Ocala in June of 2004 after having lived in Decatur.
    She loved her family. She also enjoyed reading, watching sports, spending hours at the beach, and watching and identifying birds and butterflies in her Florida garden.

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