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January 3rd

Vera Andress Dusseau

January 3, 2013

    Vera Andress Dusseau, 87, Berne, died Wednesday.
    Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer.

Berniece I. Frauhiger

January 3, 2013

    Berniece I. Frauhiger, 95, of Decatur, died January 1, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    She was born in Berne on June 24, 1917, to the late Alfred and Aldulla (Mathys) Hannie.
    On May 20, 1939, she married Harry R. Frauhiger. He preceded her in death on September 2, 1971.
    Berniece was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, the church choir, Martha Circle and Keenagers. She was a homemaker and also worked for J.J. Newberry’s and Val Corp for 15 years.

Dan R. Kirkendall

January 3, 2013

    Dan R. Kirkendall, 71, of Decatur, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at his residence.
    He was born on Monday, March 10, 1941, in Indianapolis.
    On July 8, 1978, he married Carolyn R. Ontrop in Portland; she survives in Decatur.
    Dan served his country in the United States Army from 1963-1965.
    He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Monroeville, where he was a former Eucharist minister.

Richard E. Lothridge

January 3, 2013

    Richard E. Lothridge, Jr., 59, of Geneva, died on Wednesday at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    Among survivors are his wife, Jackie (Bailey) Lothridge, Geneva; five sons, Richard T. Lothridge, Portland; Thomas Lothridge, Geneva;  Clayton (Casey) Lothridge, Decatur;  Chad Lothridge, and Jason Lothridge, both of Indianapolis; and daughter, Autumn Lothridge, Geneva.

Robert L. Teeple

January 3, 2013

    Robert L. Teeple, 83, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013.
    He was born in Decatur to the late Leo and Bessie (Martz) Teeple.
    Robert was owner and operator of Teeple Truck Lines. He was a member of New Haven's St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Eagles Lodge, Moose Lodge, American Legion Post 330, and Fort Wayne Traffic Club.

Duane O. Whisman

January 3, 2013

    Duane Orville Whisman, 79, passed away at his home in Decatur on December 20, 2012, after a short illness. He was with his family when he passed.
    A longtime Decatur resident, Duane was born May 20, 1933, to Bernard and Irene (Lightheart) Whisman of Harrison, Ill.
    Duane graduated from Hononegah High School, Rockton, Ill., where he lettered in football and track.

January 2nd

Leah M. Schwartz

January 2, 2013

    Leah M. Schwartz, 73, of Bryant, died on Monday at her residence.
    Among survivors are her husband, Dan H. Schwartz; three sons, Dan D.L. (Mary) Schwartz, Henry D.L. (Barbara Ann) Schwartz, and Chris D.L. (Barbara) Schwartz; and four daughters, Katie D.L. (Mervin) Cambright, Mary D.L. (John) Graber, Emma D.L. (Amos) Graber, Leah D.L. (Reuben) Hilty, and Barbara D.L. (John) Hilty.

Pollyanna M. Neuenschwander

January 2, 2013

    Pollyanna M. Neuenschwander, 96, of Berne, passed away on Friday, December 28, 2012, at Swiss Village.
    She was born in Adams County on August 21, 1916, to the late Peter B. and Elizabeth (Welty) Lehman.
    On November 11, 1939, she married Orval Neuenschwander; he passed away in June 2007.

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