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Archive - Apr 2012 - Obituary

April 4th

Carole A. Waltmire

April 4, 2012

    Carole A. Waltmire, 71, of Decatur, died at 4:29 p.m. Tuesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.

April 3rd

Dorothy P. Bacon

April 3, 2012

    Dorothy P. Bacon, 90, of Decatur, passed away Monday, April 2, 2012, at 9 a.m., at the Ossian Health and Rehabilitation Center.
    Dorothy was born October 29, 1921, in Adams County, to the late Fredrick and Sarah (Michel) Wenger.
    She married Samuel A. Bacon on January 19, 1941, in Fort Wayne; he passed away April 22, 2009.
    She was a 1939 graduate of P.A. Allen High School and was a homemaker.

Jerry R. Brandt

April 3, 2012

    Jerry R. Brandt, 68, of rural Decatur, died on Monday, April 2, 2012, in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Jerry was born on August 28, 1943, in Decatur, to Dale L. and Alvina P. (Butler) Brandt, Sr. 
    On February 25, 1967, he married Barbara J. Miller.

Rickie L. Elzey

April 3, 2012

    Rickie L. Elzey, 64, of Fort Wayne, passed away on April 1, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital.
    He was born on October 18, 1947, to Norma C. (Keller) Elzey and the late Vilas Elzey Jr. 
    Rick graduated from Bishop Luers High School and earned an associate's degree in accounting from Saint Francis College. He served his country in the United States Army and retired from General Electric with over 30 years of service.

Lew E. Heiser

April 3, 2012

    Lew E. Heiser, 70, of rural Decatur, died Mondayat his residence.
    He was born to Ray E. Heiser and Pansey L. (Biggs) Heiser.
    He is survived by his friend, Mike Harmon, of Decatur.
    There will be no services.
    Arrangements by Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

April 2nd

Barbara Leistner

April 2, 2012

    Barbara Leistner, 85, of Rockford, Ohio, passed away Friday, March 30, at Woodcrest of Decatur.     She was born to Homer and Nellie (Myers) Leistner on April 16, 1926. 
    She married Paul Leistner on September 22, 1946; he is deceased.
    Barbara was a member of the Bethel Brethren Church in Berne. She was a member of the church choir, a deaconess, served on the building committee, was director of the Girls Youth Club, and a member of the Senior Citizen Club.

Martha R. Speicher

April 2, 2012

    Martha R. Speicher, 93, passed away Saturday morning, March 31, at Swiss Village where she was a resident. 
    She was born to Edwin and Leah (Nyffler) Speicher on December 14, 1918.
    She was a member of the Cross Community Church and the Dorcas Circle. She retired from Eastern Indiana Oil and Supply Company in Geneva where she was employed from 1947-1983. She volunteered at Et Cetera Ecke, in Berne.

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