Archive - Apr 2013 - Obituary
Eileen Dunbar Burk McMillen Trask, 97, died April 27, 2013, with her family by her side in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Eileen was born October 30, 1915, in Decatur to Avon and Frances (Merryman) Burk.
She married Walter E. Trask in 1947; he preceded her in death.
Owen C. "Rob" Wemhoff, 85, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Allisonville Meadows in Fishers, Ind.
Born in Decatur, Owen was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. He worked as an executive director with Child Care of Allen County for 23 years, retiring in 1992.
Thomas L. "Tom" Hockenberry, 79, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Bluffton, died Thursday in Fort Wayne.
Among survivors are his wife, Rosalee Hockenberry of Fort Wayne; three sons, Randy Hockenberry of Fort Wayne, Steve (Sharon) Hockenberry of Hoagland, and Tom (Angie) Hockenberry of Monroeville; and three daughters, Linda (Jim) Minch of Geneva, Karen (Jim) Burgin of Fort Wayne, and Sheryl (John) Slagle of Bluffton.
Donald L. Gase, 75, of Bluffton, died at his residence on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
Don was born on May 7, 1937 in Decatur, to the late Eugene and Frances (Koenig) Gase.
On February 12, 1960, he married Carol J. Schuller; she survives in Bluffton.
Don was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. He worked at Central Soya for 40 years, Hagerman Construction for three years, and Gillig & Doan Funeral Home for two years.
Helen A. Newton, 87, Berne, formerly of Worthington, Mass., passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at the Visiting Nurse and Hospice in Fort Wayne.
Loren U. Sprunger, 84, Berne, passed away Monday, April 22, 2013, at Swiss Village.
Loren was born in Adams County on July 2, 1928, to the late Menno and Mae (Stauffer) Sprunger.
He married Doris Dick on July 4, 1950; she preceded him in death.
Loren was a member of the West Missionary Church. Over the years he taught Sunday School and served as superintendent. He retired from Franklin Electric after 25 years of service.
John Norval Fuhrman, 72, of New Brighton, Minn., formerly of the Decatur area, passed away April 21, 2013.
John graduated in 1959 from Monmouth High School.
Among survivors are his wife, Joyce Fuhrman, of New Brighton; five children; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Roy (Maryann) Fuhrman, of Denver, Colo.; brother-in-law, Robert Mernin; and many loving family and friends.
Donald David Grabner, 90, of Monroeville, passed away at 9:45 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2013, at his residence.
Don was born on Friday, May 5, 1922, in Monroeville, to the late Grover C. and Leona (Leonard) Grabner.
He married Mary Kathryn Beauchot on July 28, 1945, in Fredericksburg, Va.; she passed away December 15, 2011.
Loren U. Sprunger, 84, Berne, died Monday at Swiss Village.
Among survivors are two daughters, Wanda (Steven) Roush of Indianapolis and Patti (Jeff) Kiel of Raleigh, N.C., and a son, Fred Sprunger of Berne.
Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. Saturday and 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sunday at Swiss Village. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Swiss Village.
Burial will follow in St. Luke's Cemetery, rural Decatur.
Alvera Eady, 86, of Decatur, died on Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Alvera was born on June 28, 1926, in Wren, Ohio, to the late Alva and Dora (Mathewson) Cully.
On November 15, 1946, she married Theodore D. Eady; he passed away on November 6, 1989.