Archive - Oct 2013 - Obituary
Leroy A. Kolter, 80, of Bluffton and a longtime resident of rural Decatur, went to his eternal home on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.
He was born in Adams County on January 22, 1933, to the late Rudolph H. and Adella R. (Kruetzman) Kolter. He married his wife of 62 years, Pauline Rupert on August 25, 1951, in the Monroe United Methodist Church, and she survives.
Lorenz E. Steele, 93, Decatur, passed away Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at the Adams Memorial Hospital Emergency Room following a sudden illness.
He was born on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1919, in Harrison Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, to the late Edwin and Bertha (Krueckeberg) Steele. He married Irene M. Aumann on July 27, 1947, at St John Lutheran Church, Bingen, and she survives.
Erma Lucille "Lucy" Blair, 82, passed away at 2:38 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Lucy was born on April 20, 1931, in Wells County to Arnold and Gladys (Haughton) Ivins. She married Carl L. Blair on May 12, 1956, in Fountain City. He preceded her in death on July 31, 1993.
Harold B. Miller, 83, former mayor of Decatur, died at Woodcrest Nursing Center on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.
Harold was born on Dec. 30, 1929, in Jay County to the late Perry S. and Fern (Huey) Miller. He married Mary Lou Hofstetter on Oct. 28, 1950. She preceded him in death on Oct. 1, 1995. On March 7, 1998, he married Nancy Pommer, and she survives.
Peggy Robinette, 73, Berne, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
She was born in Portland to Evelyn and Ruby (Zeigler) Updike.
Survivors are her husband, Jack F. Robinette; and a son, Charles Robinette, of Decatur.
Visitation will be before the service.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Pennville.
Carolyn Poling, 63, Decatur, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center. She was born Nov. 1, 1949, to the late Curtis and Mary (Speakman) Hill in Blackford County.
Carolyn was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church and the knitting club at the church. She was also a member of the former Eastern Star.
Herbert B. Boukater, 80, Portland, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Celina Manor in Celina, Ohio.
Among survivors are his wife, Joyce Brotherton; two sons, Kenny Boukater of Fort Myers, Fla. and Eddie Boukater of Fla.; two daughters, Debbie Oberlies of Fla. and Laura Kelly of Miami, Fla.; two step-sons, Robert Brotherton of Portland and Mark Brotherton of Dunkirk; four step-daughters, Julie Furby of Winchester, Teresa Affolder of Portland, Shelley Heaps of Fort Worth, Texas and Diana Burkhart of Monroe.
Janet Lloyd Dague, 67, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 2, 2013. She was born in Grant County on Sept. 13, 1946, to Earl and Mary (Cunningham) Lloyd.
She attended Berne Elementary and high school, graduating in 1964. She married Larry Dague on Sept. 4, 1965, and he survives.
Harold B. Miller, former Mayor, 83, Decatur, passed away on Oct. 2, 2013, at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
Mildred C. Wendel, 84, Decatur, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital.
Among survivors are her son, Don E. Wendel of Decatur; and daughter, Joyce M. (Glenn) Leach of Angola.
Visitation is from 9 - 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 at St. Mary's Parish Hall. Mass of Christian Burial will follow, also at the church.
Burial will be at a later date in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.