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January 10th

Lee Gerber

January 10, 2012

    Lee Gerber, 72, of rural Decatur, died at 8:32 p.m. Sunday at his residence.
    He was born in Adams County on October 19, 1939, to Obed and Leona (Bahler) Gerber, who are deceased.
    On April 13, 1963, he married Jennie Schultz in San Antonio, Texas; she survives.
    A 1957 graduate of Adams Central High School, he served in the US Army from 1962-64, with the 2nd division of the 35th Artillery Unit in Hamberg, Germany.

January 9th

Myron C. Brown

January 9, 2012

    Myron C. Brown, 59, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He was born on May 15, 1952, in Fort Wayne, to Charles E. and Ramona E. (Hine) Brown.

Charles Edward Dunno

January 9, 2012

    Charles Edward "Ed" Dunno, 85, of Van Wert, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2012, at his residence.
    He was born on June 25, 1926, to Charles and Pearle (Snyder) Dunno, in Elwood, Indiana.
    He married Lois Charlene (Stenger) on March 19, 1949, in Van Wert. She preceded him in death on September 4, 2007.
    Although born in Elwood, Ed moved with his family to Van Wert in 1935. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II in Germany from 1943-1946, as a Military Policeman.

Wilma M. Funk

January 9, 2012

    Wilma M. Funk, 88, of Lovington, Illinois, left this life surrounded by family on Friday, January 6, 2012, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Illinois.
    Mrs. Funk was born on June 4, 1923, in Craigville, the daughter of Orval and Edith Barger.
    She married Farrell B. Funk in November of 1945, in Noblesville, Ind. He preceded her in death on February 9, 1980.

Levi A. Hilty

January 9, 2012

    Levi A. Hilty, 52, of Monroe, passed away at 2:12 a.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
    He was born on Monday, December 7, 1959, in Adams County, to Andrew and Amanda Hilty, of Monroe.
    Mr. Hilty was a part owner of Hilty Home Sales in Monroe and suffered from Muscular Dystrophy.
    He was a member of the Old Order Amish community.

Elizabeth E. Kolter

January 9, 2012

    Elizabeth E. “Ebbie” Kolter, 80, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    She was born on November 30, 1931, in Chicago, to the late Clinton and Elizabeth (Mondhank) Hersh.
    She married Karl Kolter on November 18, 1951.

Evangeline L. Lehman

January 9, 2012

    Evangeline L. Lehman, 90, of Berne , passed away Saturday, January 7, 2012, at Swiss Village Community Center, Berne.
    She was born on February 3, 1921, in Adams County, to Oren and Louise (Kirchhofer) Moser.
    She married Ornell Lehman on September 30, 1955. Ornell preceded her in death on January 24, 1990.
    Evangeline was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church. In her earlier years she taught Sunday School and played in the Zuercher Accordion Band.

January 6th

Esther A. M. Graber

January 6, 2012

    Esther A. M. Graber, infant daughter of Alvin L. and Martha H.B. (Schwartz) Graber, of Geneva, diied Wednesday in Adams Memorial Hospital, Decatur.
    She was born at the hospital on Wednesday.
    She was a member of the Old Order Amish.

Mary Ann Narkter

January 6, 2012

    Mary Ann Narkter, 88, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2012.
    She was born in Decatur on November 14, 1923, to Raymond and Mary A. (Meyer) Voglewede.
    Mary Ann was an active member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church for many years, serving in the choir, and as a member of the Altar Rosary Society. She served four years as a stenographer for the Army-Navy Specification Branch at Wright Field during WWII.

January 5th

Duane (Dean) Ingmire

January 5, 2012

    Duane (Dean) Ingmire, 59, of Decatur, passed away Tuesday, January 3, at his residence following a house fire.
    He was born on July 2, 1952, in Fort Wayne to Chester and Gladys (Ohneck) Ingmire.
    Mr. Ingmire was a second-shift dispatcher for the Decatur Police Department for 16 years. He was also employed by Hitchcock Concrete in Decatur and a respected firearms, tactics, and self-defense instructor for multiple law enforcement agencies and individual civilians throughout the state of Indiana.

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