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June 10th

Nick L. Secaur

June 10, 2013

    Nick L. Secaur, 75, of Decatur, passed away at 3:12 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2013, at his residence.
    Nick was born Monday, January 17, 1938, in Adams County, to the late Kenneth and Lucille (DeBolt) Secaur.
    He married Carla Snyder on July 11, 1959; she passed away March 13, 2001. He married Karen Heckert on November 23, 2002, at the New Life Fellowship Church in Decatur; she survives.

Billy L. Smith

June 10, 2013

    Billy L. "Bill" Smith, 54, Berne, passed away Friday, June 7, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    Among survivors are his mother, Barbara (Frederick) Sprunger; wife, Jodi Smith; and daughter, Cari Reiley,  all of Berne.
    Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
    Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Geneva.

James J. Voglewede

June 10, 2013

    James “Jim” Joseph Voglewede, 79, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Jim was born November 18, 1933, in Decatur to the late Raymond and Mary (Meyer) Voglewede.
    On May 3, 1958, he married Rowena Ellen Merriman; she survives in Decatur.

Helen L. Wellman

June 10, 2013

    Helen L. Wellman, 90, of Decatur, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Helen was born in Jay County on October 21, 1922, to the late Jerome and Agnus (Krieg) Wellman.
    She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, where she was in the Women of St. Mary’s. She was a member of Our Lady’s Rosary Makers of Holy Trinity Parish in Bryant, Ind., where she made 3,955 rosaries from 1994-2006. She retired from General Electric and was a member of the G.E. retirees.

June 7th

Ala N. Fuelling

June 7, 2013

    Ala Nova Fuelling, 76, of Grabill, Ind., passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    Born in Fort Wayne, Ala Nova "Novie" worked as a Registered Nurse with Parkview for 20 years, then at Fort Wayne Developmental Center for 15 years, retiring in 1994. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
    Among survivors are her spouse, Arlen L. Fuelling of Grabill; sister, Naza Vita Wright of Fort Wayne; and five nephews, Dennis, Steven, Douglas, Mark, and Michael Wright.

June 6th

Larry E. Hawkins

June 6, 2013

    Larry E. Hawkins, 51, of Decatur, passed away Wednesday morning.
    Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.

Donald P. Jeffrey

June 6, 2013

    Donald  P. Jeffrey, 90, of Decatur, passed away at 1:27 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, in the Adams Memorial Hospital Emergency Room.
    Donald was born Sunday, August 13, 1922, in East Grand Forks, Minn., to the late John Isaac and Alice Elive (Gauthier) Jeffrey.
    He married Olga Schueler on March 17, 1946, in Decatur; she passed away February 25, 2003.

Gerald A. Stefanek

June 6, 2013

    Gerald A. Stefanek, 67, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
    Born in Fort Wayne, Gerald worked as an engineer with Dana, retiring in 2008. He loved spending time with his family and friends and being on the water, especially Lake Michigan.

June 5th

Donald P. Jeffrey

June 5, 2013

    Donald P. Jeffrey, 90, of Decatur, died Tuesday morning.
    Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.

June 4th

Jerry L. Amweg

June 4, 2013

    Jerry Lee "Monk" Amweg, 65, of Ohio City, Ohio, went to be with his Lord at 6:55 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2013, at CHP Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert, Ohio.
    Jerry was born June 18, 1947, in Van Wert, to the late Daniel Hamilton and Louella Gwendolyn (Seger) Amweg.
    He married CarieAnn Jo Bellinger on June 3, 2003; she survives in Ohio City.

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