Archive - 2012 - Obituary
Viola I. Miller, 85, of Goshen, formerly of Monroe, died Sunday in Goshen.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne.
Julia E. Rash, 55, of Decatur, passed away Friday, November 30, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital.
She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on August 22, 1957, to the late Bobby Gene and Iva Bernice (Hughes) Drennen.
On September 9, 1978, she married David L. Rash; he survives in Decatur.
Julia attended Pleasant Mills Baptist Church, was a homemaker, and a former employee of West End Restaurant in Decatur.
Theodore “Ted” Wayne Perry, 86, of Fort Wayne, died Monday, November 19, 2012, at home.
Born in Kalamazoo, Mich., he was the son of the late Harrison and Marie (VanAvery) Perry.
The World War II Navy veteran was a member of the V.F.W. 10006 and the Eagles in New Haven. He retired from ITT after 48 years of service.
Vera L. Rauch, 87, of Decatur, passed away at 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Adams County on June 25, 1925, to the late Julius C. and Anna I. (Bernard) Schultz.
On June 21, 1950, she married Homer F. Rauch; he died on August 30, 1999.
Frederick W. "Fritz" Berning, 90, of Hoagland, passed away on Monday, November 26, 2012, at New Haven Care & Rehabilitation.
He was born in Allen County on Tuesday, February 21, 1922, to the late Fred C. and Marie M. (Grote) Berning.
He married Florence M. Siebert on September 16, 1951.
Zanta M. Butorac, 94, of Decatur, died Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born in Wells County on June 15, 1918, to the late Ellis and Mae (Comer) Squier.
Zanta married Phil P. Butorac on October 28, 1976; he preceded her in death on February 3, 2002.
Zanta was a homemaker and also worked for Lincoln Life Insurance Company.
Johanna Strahammer, 89, of Bluffton, passed away at 7:10 p.m. Monday, November 26, 2012, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
She was born on October 17, 1923, in Furth im Wald, Germany, to John and Matilda Wurz.
On May 3, 1948, in Chicago, she married Josef V. Strahammer. They shared 54 years of marriage before he preceded her in death in June of 2002.
James M. Everett, 65, of Decatur, died on Sunday, November 25, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
James was born in Decatur on November 22, 1947, to Clyde and Treva (Biberstine) Everett.
On July 14, 2008, he married Rebecca L. Hurst.
James was a 1966 graduate of Adams Central. He retired in 2009 from Ruan Trucking after 15 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Post 43, the V.F.W. and the local Teamsters Union. He served in the United States Air Force from 1967-1969.
Kathryn K. Knefelkamp, 70, of Monroeville, died Sunday at Ossian Healthcare.
Among survivors are two daughters, Sherri Emenhiser and Vicki Chrisman, and one son, Jay Knefelkamp.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 29, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Monroeville Memorial Cemetery, Monroeville.
Mary Lee Luginbill, 68, of Ohio City, Ohio, passed away at 2:16 p.m. on Sunday, November 25, 2012, in the Van Wert County Hospital Emergency Room.
Mary was born in Indianapolis on Thursday, February 24, 1944, to the late Ralph "Jack" and Mary M. (Stetler) Longenberger.
She married Marvin L. Luginbill on October 19, 1963, in Pleasant Mills; he survives in Ohio City.
Mary was a member of the American Legion Auxillary No. 207 in Willshire, Ohio. She was also a homemaker.