Archive - Oct 2013 - Obituary
Joan F. Koos, 87, Decatur, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Joan was born in Berne on Jan. 30, 1926, to the late Werner and Florence (Teeter) Lehman. She married the late Guy L. Koos in May of 1946, he passed in 1976.
Joan was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church. She worked as children's librarian at the Decatur Public Library and was the manager of Nowak Hallmark store in Decatur before her retirement.
Charles E. “Chuck” Ripley, 81,Plymouth, passed away suddenly in his Elliot Avenue home of natural causes on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013.
Chuck was a native of Adams County and was born in Blue Creek Township near Decatur on April 12, 1932, to the late Leland A. and Midge C. (Davis) Ripley. He married Norma Louise Chattin on April 15, 1956, in Huntington, she survives.
Fern M. (Hisey) Daniel, 95, Berne, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
Among survivors are a son, Noel (Julia) Daniel of Indianapolis; and daughter, Brenda (Jerry) Price of Celina, Ohio.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Swiss Village Retirement Center.
Funeral services will follow, also at the retirement center.
Burial will be at West Lawn Cemetery, Geneva.
William L. Schumm, 84, Willshire, Ohio, passed away at 8:20 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at his daughter's home in Monroe.
Bill was born on Thursday, July 25, 1929, in Van Wert County, Ohio, to the late Theodore G. and Leona (Stetler) Schumm. He married the late Dorothy E. Ketrow on October 1, 1950, in Monroeville; she passed away on April 15, 2000.
Bill was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church-Schumm in rural Willshire, Ohio. Bill enjoyed his family, gardening, and eating out.
Corrine V. Lehman, 89, Berne, passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at her home.
She was born to the late Henry and Rosella (Beer) Nussbaum on Oct. 21, 1923, in Adams County. She married the late Emerson "Emie" Lehman on Oct. 21, 1944.
Charles J. Bransteter, 90, Fort Wayne, died Oct. 7, 2013, at Heritage Park in Fort Wayne. He was born in Adams County on Oct. 24, 1922, to the late Charles and Nelly (McGough) Branstetter.
He worked for Magnavox in Fort Wayne as a foreman, with 49 years of service. He enjoyed hunting and bowling.
Elizabeth Margaret K. Klug Jr. 31, of New Haven, passed away, Oct. 1, 2013. She was born on January 29, 1982 in Hartford, Conn., to Laszlo and Elizabeth Maria (Pasztorik) Klug Sr.
Elizabeth worked as a graphic designer at the Decatur Daily Democrat. She was to be married November 16 to her fiance Brian Frank, her best friend.
Along with her parents, she is survived by her brother, Laszlo Klug Jr.
Martha J. Hilty, 91, Berne, died on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. She was born to the late Jacob and AmandaHersberger Shelter on March 17, 1922 in Homes County, Ohio. She married the late Joseph A. Hilty on Jan. 16, 1947.
Among survivors are five daughters, Amanda Atlee) Hershberger of Wooster, Ohio, Annie (Johnny) Wickey and Martha (Emanuel) Schwartz both of Berne, Barbara (John) Graber and Elma (Elmer A.) Schwarts of Monroe; three sons, Henry A.M. (Verena) Hilty and Elmer M. (Esther) Hilty, both of Monroe and Daniel M. Hilty of Denver, Colo.
Louis "Jerry" Dubach, 82, Geneva, died on Friday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital. He was born in Adams County on Wednesday, April 29, 1931, to the late Elmer and Orrilla (Blocker) Dubach.
Darlene K. Johnson, 64, Decatur, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at Chalet Village in Berne.
She was born in Decatur on December 22, 1948, to the late Verlyn R. and Helen I. Geyer. She graduated from Adams Central High School in 1968 and Parisian Beauty College in 1976. She was an Avon Representative since 2011, had previously sold Mary Kay Cosmetics and was a beautician.