Archive - Dec 2013 - Obituary
Robert L. Doan passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.
Funeral and burial service will begin 12 p.m. Monday at Serenity Memorial Gardens in Theodore, Ala.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday also at the Memorial Gardens.
James C. "Bodey" Hanson, 65, Decatur, passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at his residence.
James was born July 9, 1947, in Alabama.
He was employed for 30 years at Dolco Packaging. Bodey served during Vietnam with the United States Airforce for three years and with the United States Marines for three years. He was a member of American Legion Post 43, Moose Lodge 1311, Eagles Lodge 2653 and Elks Lodge 993.
Janet S. (Elzey) Ellis, 60, Decatur, went to be with the Lord Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at her residence.
She was born April 20, 1953, in Fort Wayne to the late Vilas Elzey Jr. and Norma (Keller) Elzey.
Janet worked as a homemaker. She was a member of the women’s auxiliaries of the Eagles, American Legion and the MS Foundation.
Dorothy P. "Polly" Odle, 93, Decatur, passed away 3 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, in the Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Dorothy was born Friday, Oct. 22,1920, in Pennville, the daughter of the late John L. and Lottie M. (Bugh) Melick. She married Max E. Odle July 26, 1947; he passed away March 8, 2007.
Dorothy was a homemaker.
Surviving are two daughters, Karen (Ted) Braun of Decatur and Brenda (Phil) Rumschlag of Loatto; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Eugene George Schlemmer, 81, Decatur, passed away at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, 2013, in the Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Gene was born Saturday, April 23, 1932, in Van Wert County, Ohio, the son of the late George and Lillian (Lehrman) Schlemmer. He married Rose Marie Scaer Oct. 5, 1952, at St. John's / Redeemer Lutheran Church in Convoy, Ohio; she survives.
Gene was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Decatur where he served in many different offices within the church.
Stephen R. Wood, 63, Berne, died Tuesday, Dec.24, 2013, at his residence.
Arrangements pending at Haggard, Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
David J. Graber, 71, Bryant, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Sunday, Oct. 18, 1942, in Adams County to the late Jonas and Margaret (Schwartz) Graber.
Paul V. Eicher, 72, Bryant, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Friday, Sept. 5, 1941, to the late Menno E. and Veronica (Schwartz) Eicher.
Christina M. Roeder, 37, Decatur, died Dec. 19, 2013, at her residence.
She was born March 24, 1976, in Fort Wayne. Christina married Matthew C. Roeder July 27, 2005; he survives.
Christina was a homemaker.
Dorothy F. Jauregui, 89, Ossian, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital.
She was born Nov. 1, 1924, in Fort Wayne, to the late George and Henrietta (Gleich) Williams.
She retired from General Electric after 15 years of service. She was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church.