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May 8th

John D. Pyle

May 8, 2013

    John D. Pyle, 61, of Geneva, died Tuesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Among survivors are his wife, Cynthia M. (Zuercher) Pyle of Geneva, and  two daughters, Sara M. Haines of Geneva and Deanna S. Hackman of Berne;.
    Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Saturday at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva. Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
    Burial will follow at a later date in the Daugherty Cemetery in Bryant.

Ted W. Schwartz

May 8, 2013

    Ted W. Schwartz, 63, of Berne, passed away Monday, May 6, 2013, at his home.
    Ted was born to the late Ernest and Ruth (Nussbaum) Schwartz on May 7, 1949, in Adams County.
    He married Lana Sprunger on July 10, 1971; she survives in Berne.

May 7th

Mary Lou Prater

May 7, 2013

    Mary Lou Prater, 76, of Winona Lake, Ind., passed away at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, at her residence.
    Mary Lou was born on July 15, 1936, in Decatur, to the late Herbert “Pete” and Cladie (Ramsey) Irwin.
    She married George Prater on February 29, 2012, in Warsaw; he survives in Winona Lake.

Estina Veit

May 7, 2013

    Estina M. Veit, 86, of Fort Wayne, and a former longtime resident of Hoagland,  passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2013.
    Estina married Paul C. Veit on June 6, 1948; he died November 26, 1993.
    Estina was an accomplished musician and played the accordion for “Touch of Music” for 18 years.

May 6th

Irena Sprunger

May 6, 2013

    Irena Sprunger, 94, Berne, died Thursday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Among survivors are two stepsons, Charles (Geraldine) Sprunger of Trappe, Penn., and Wilmer (Kenlyn) Sprunger of Berne; two stepdaughters, Jeannette (Thomas) Bechtel of Goshen, and Shirley (Vernon) King of Boiling Springs, Penn.; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Roy L. Bisel

May 6, 2013

    Roy Lee Bisel, 68, of Roll, Indiana, died Friday at his residence.
    Among survivors are two sons, John (Betty) Bisel of Bluffton and Mike (Cathy) Bisel of Roll, and two daughters, Jennifer Bisel and Stephanie Bisel, both of Bluffton.
    Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in West Lawn Cemetery in Geneva.

Alvin T. Witte

May 6, 2013

    Alvin T. "Ollie" Witte, 81, of Decatur, passed away Friday, May 3, 2013, at his residence.
    Alvin was born on Wednesday, March 2, 1932, in Adams County to the late Wilhelm E. and Anna (Weber) Witte.
    He married Shirley M. Schaper on May 29, 1960, in Zion Lutheran Church, Bull Rapids, in Woodburn, Ind; she survives in Decatur.

Marjorie E. Ulman

May 6, 2013

    Marjorie E. Ulman, 87, Berne, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Swiss Village.
    Marjorie was born November 4, 1925, to the late Chauncey and Lillian (Bohren) Yoder.
    She married Ralph R. Ulman on May 8, 1954; he preceded her in death.

May 3rd

Lois A. Fegley

May 3, 2013

    Lois A. Fegley, 93, of rural Van Wert County, passed away Thursday, May 2, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
    Lois was born January 1, 1920, in Craigville, Ind., to the late Clarence R. and Anna E. (Gahman) Abbott.
    She married Chester Lloyd Fegley on May 11, 1941; he preceded her in death on May 7, 2003.

Berniece Lehmann

May 3, 2013

    Berniece Lehmann, 96, of Berne, died Wednesday at Swiss Village.
    Among survivors are four daughters, Shirley (Ed) Prentiss and Karen (Roy) Lehman, both of Berne; Wanda (Paul) Smith of Columbus Grove, Ohio; and Arlene (Beth) Lehmann of Goshen; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
    Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday at First Mennonite Church.

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