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January 16th

Donna K. Knoblauch

January 16, 2013

    Donna Kay Knoblauch, 66, of Decatur, passed away at 4:15 p.m. at her daughter's residence in Fort Wayne, following an extended battle with cancer.
    She was born in Fort Wayne on Saturday, September 28, 1946, to the late Donald and Geraldine (Welker) Brudi.
    Donna formerly attended Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne.
    She was a Registered Nurse, employed most recently by Adams Memorial Hospital and prior to that she was employed at Parkview Hospital.

Violet L. Smith

January 16, 2013

    Violet “Vi” Lucille Arnold Smith, 94, Decatur, died Thursday, January 10, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Vi was born in Adams County on May 21, 1918, to the late Earl and Gladys (Kline) Arnold.
    On June 15, 1941, she married David R. Smith in Kentland, Ind.; he died in 2006.

Virginia A. Swygart

January 16, 2013

    Virginia A. Swygart, 89, of Decatur, passed away at 11:10 a.m. on Monday, January 14, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Virginia was born in Dixon, Ind., on Thursday, September 20, 1923, to the late Charles and Samantha (Murchland) Waterman.
    She married Robert L. Swygart Sr. on March 21, 1942, in Fort Wayne; he passed away on May 23, 1985.
    She was a homemaker, as well as the owner and operator of High Street Bar in Montpelier for 33 years.

January 15th

Allen W. Duffey

January 15, 2013

    Allen W. Duffey, 43, of New Haven, passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2013, in the Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
    He was born in Fort Wayne on Friday, December 5, 1969, to Richard and Marlene (Bultemeyer) Duffey. They survive in Fort Wayne.
    Allen was honorably discharged from the Indiana Army National Guard.

January 14th

Gregory A. Shaneyfelt

January 14, 2013

    Gregory Alan Shaneyfelt, 55, of Geneva, passed away resting comfortably with friends and family by his side at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at his residence.
    Greg was born in Portland on September 19, 1957.
    He married Wanda (Overla) Shaneyfelt on Saturday, June 27, 2009; she survives in Geneva.

January 11th

Mark A. Kaehr

January 11, 2013

    Mark A. Kaehr, 57, of Bluffton, passed away at 4:05 a.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Mayo Hospital, in Jacksonville, Fla., while awaiting a heart transplant.
    Mark was born in Wells County on June 20, 1955, to the late Phillip G. and Gloria S. (Timmons) Kaehr. His mother survives in Bluffton.
    He married Renee A. Bebout on November 12, 1977, in Bluffton; she survives.

Aldine Moser

January 11, 2013

    Aldine Moser, 101, of Bluffton, died Thursday, January 10, 2013, at the Christian Care Retirement Community.
    She was born in Adams County on September 12, 1911, to the late Jacob Kaehr and Fannie Reinhard.
    Aldine married Harold A. Moser on September 12, 1936, in Bluffton; he passed away on December 15, 1976.
    She was a homemaker and a member of the Apostolic Christian Church.

Chris L. Eicher

January 11, 2013

    Due to incorrect information provided to the newspaper, the wife of Chris L. Eicher was mistakenly named as Esther (Ruben) Eicher instead of Esther (Raber) Eicher in Thursday's edition.

Mary E. Howe

January 11, 2013

    Mary E. Howe, 87, of New Haven, died on January 9, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center.
    Born in Columbia City, she retired from General Electric.    Among survivors are her daughter, Maxine (Jim) Bailey of Gobles, Mich.; three sons, Gaylord (Kay) Howe of Bluffton, Marvin (Juanita) Howe of Colorado Springs, Colo., Ivan (Sandra) Howe of Decatur; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Violet L. Smith

January 11, 2013

    Violet L. Smith, 94, Decatur, died Thursday night at Woodcrest Nursing Home.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy.

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