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October 9th

Trae Scott Findley

October 9, 2012

    Trae Scott Findley, 27, of Decatur died at his residence on Sunday, October 7, 2012.
    He was born in Lakeview, Mich., on November 25, 1984. to the late Richard G. Garcia Sr. and Sherry R. Kamps.
    Trae formerly worked for Dean’s.

Ruth Freed

October 9, 2012

    Ruth Freed, 84, of Decatur, died at her residence on Monday, October 8, 2012.
    She was born in Youngstown, Ohio, to Naomi and Hugh Easton on March 15, 1928.
    Ruth married Russell E. Freed on June 11, 1954, at Pleasant Grove United Presbyterian Church in Youngstown. Russell preceded her in death on November 5, 1971.

Marguerite L. Von Gunten

October 9, 2012

    On Sunday, October 7, 2012 , Marguerite L. "Kitty" Von Gunten, 92, of Berne, went to be with her heavenly father on her 92nd birthday.
    She was born to the late Frank and Joanna (Suman) Kitson on October 7, 1920.
    Kitty married Paul Von Gunten on September 12, 1941; he survives.
    She was a member of the First Mennonite Church where she taught Sunday school, was a member of Women in Mission, and was on the charter committee that started children's church.

October 8th

Marjorie L. (Gase) Sardella

October 8, 2012

    Marjorie L. (Gase) Sardella, 82, a resident of Woodcrest Nursing Home, went to be with the Lord this 6th day of October, 2012.
    She was the daughter of Anthony P. and J. Edna (Miller) Gase.
    Marjorie was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and she retired from United Telephone Company in 1978 after 30 years of service.

Marguerite L. Von Gunten

October 8, 2012

    Marguerite  L. “Kitty” Von Gunten, 92, of Berne, died Sunday at Swiss Village.
    Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

October 5th

Mildred H. Reber

October 5, 2012

Mildred H. Reber
    Mildred H. Reber, 86 of Decatur, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, October 5, 2012.
    She was born in Adams County on June 22, 1926, to the late Robert and Fannie (Pence) Wemhoff.
    Mildred was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Women of St. Marys. She was a formerly employee of the Adams County Park & Recreation Department.

Thomas L. Schell

October 5, 2012

     Thomas L. Schell, 66, of Decatur, died at Adams Memorial Hospital on Thursday, October 4, 2012.
    Tom was born in Decatur on July 8, 1946, to the late James Schell and Harriet (Moser) Schell Williamson.
    On August 27, 1966 he married Barbara K. Reed.
    Tom was a member of St Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 864. He retired from McIntosh in Berne with 25 years of service, and from the City of Decatur with 20 years of service.

Harlow Ray Fletcher

October 5, 2012

    Harlow Ray Fletcher, 73, of Berne, peacefully passed away Thursday, October 4, 2012, at his home while surrounded by his family.
    He was born on September 12, 1939, in New London, Wis., to Ray and Eilene Fox Fletcher.
    Harlow married Carolyn Shoemaker on June 3, 1963.

Kathleen M. Henkel

October 5, 2012

    Kathleen M. Henkel, 81, of Berne, passed away October 3, 2012, at Swiss Village.
    She was born to the late Ralph and Marie (Niswander) Gerig on May 2, 1931.
    Kathleen married Walter "Wally" Henkel on August 16, 1952.
    She graduated from Auburn High School and from St. Francis College in 1971. She attended Fort Wayne Bible College and Oberlin College, and taught elementary music in the Fort Wayne Community Schools.

Mildred W. Reber

October 5, 2012

    Mildred W. Reber, 86, of Decatur, died on Friday at Woodcrest.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

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