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May 30th

Lois J. Franz

May 30, 2013

    Lois J. Franz, 87, of Decatur, passed away at 4:03 p.m. onSaturday, May 25, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Lois was born Tuesday, February 9, 1926, in Adams County to the late Simon A. and Frances E. (Emenhiser) Lehrman.
    She married Arthur E. Franz on June 4, 1949, at East Liberty United Methodist Church in rural Monroeville; he passed away on March 29, 1989.

Maxine Grimm

May 30, 2013

    Maxine (Girard) Grimm, 94, of Decatur, died Monday, May 27, 2013.
    Maxine was born April 5, 1919, in Paulding, Ohio, to the late Adrien J. and Genevieve Girard.
    She was a 1942 graduate of St. Joseph Hospital of Nursing; she retired from nursing after 35 years. Her proudest achievement was in establishing the Berne Nursing Home.
    Among survivors are a son; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a great-grandson (expected in July); and a host of cherished nieces and nephews.

Leo F. Miller

May 30, 2013

    Leo F. Miller, 90, of Decatur, died Monday, May 27, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Leo was born on April 27, 1923, in Decatur to the late Casper and Margaret (Omlor) Miller.
    He married Elizabeth M. “Betty” Koors on June 18, 1955; she preceded him in death on February 12, 2012.

May 28th

Waldo Conrad

May 28, 2013

    Waldo Conrad, 87, of Decatur, passed away at 8:25 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Waldo was born Friday, January 8, 1926, in Adams County, to the late Martin and Frieda (Bauermeister) Conrad.
    He married Aldine Meyer, on June 5, 1948, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church-Ossian; she passed away on November 20, 1979.
    He married Doris (Buuck) Walther, on February 24, 1990, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church-Fort Wayne; she survives.

Lois J. Franz

May 28, 2013

    Lois J. Franz, 87, of Decatur, died Saturday at Woodcrest Nursing Home.
    Arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.

May 24th

Virginia L. Braun

May 24, 2013

    Virginia L. “Ginny” Braun, 83, of Decatur, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.
    Ginny was born February 14, 1930, in Monroeville, to the late Frank and Frances (Vizard) Cagnet.
    On November 4, 1950, she married Eugene A. Braun; he survives in Decatur.

Larry A. Toole

May 24, 2013

    Larry A. Toole, 47, passed away May 22, 2013, at his residence in Chestertown, Md.,
    Larry graduated from Bellmont HIgh School in 1983. He served seven years in the Army.
    Among survivors are his parents, Gerald (Jerry) and Mary Jo Toole of Decatur; companion, Georgia Picard of Chestertown, Md.; brother, Gary (Diana) Toole of Bellville, Mich.; sister, Lori (Mark) Einfalt of Pflugerville, Texas; and four nieces and nephews, Riley, Kelsey, and Connor Einfalt, and Roland Toole.

Velma S. Zelt

May 24, 2013

    Velma S. Zelt, 98, of Fort Wayne, formerly of rural Decatur, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home.
    Velma was born on August 22, 1914, in New Haven to the late John D. and Julia L. (Bradtmiller) Hemsoth.
    On May 22, 1937, she married Alfred H. Zelt; he tragically died on November 17, 1952.

Velma S. Zelt

May 24, 2013

    Velma S. Zelt, 98, of Fort Wayne, formerly of rural Decatur, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home.
    Velma was born on August 22, 1914, in New Haven to the late John D. and Julia L. (Bradtmiller) Hemsoth.
    On May 22, 1937, she married Alfred H. Zelt; he tragically died on November 17, 1952.

May 23rd

Marie I. Rupp

May 23, 2013

    Marie I. Rupp, 95, Berne, died Tuesday at Swiss Village.
    Among survivors are four daughters, Nancy (Don) Sharp of Berne, Lois (Terry) Guerin of Van Buren, Sarah (Ron) Luginbill of Peru, and Rebecca (Benny) Sgaggero of Mapletown, R.I.; and two sons, David "Larry" (Jean) Rupp of Berne and Peter (Colleen) Rupp of Berne.
    Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Springhill Church, rural Berne.

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