Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Victor Henry Laux, 97, Geneva, passed away at 12:55 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 01, 2013, at Chalet Village Health and Rehabilitation in Berne.
He was born Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1915, in Bryant to the late Joseph and Frances (Wellman) Laux. He married Fay Weaver Oct. 11, 1940; she passed away Dec. 5, 1999.
Victor was an United States Army Veteran, serving during WWII in the European Theater of Operations. Victor was a member of the Decatur American Legion Post 43.
William L. (Bill) Morris, 81, Geneva, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Swiss Village in Berne.
Bill was born Oct. 8, 1932, to the late Keith and Hattie (Howell) Morris in Lynn. He married Eleanor (Miller) Morris in 1967 and they resided in Geneva; she survives.
Jack E. Harker, 85, Decatur, passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born Wednesday, May 2, 1928, in Decatur, the son of the late Ira A. and the Wanda L. (Elzey) Harker. He married Dolores M. Steele May 8, 1955, in Roxana, Ill.; she passed away August 8, 1984.
Jack served in the United States Army from 1952-1954.
He retired in 1989 from General Electric in Decatur with over 21 years of service.
Donald Menter, 74, Decatur, passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his four daughters.
He was born Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1936, in Adams County to the late Carl W. and Edna (Kirchner) Menter. He married Gertrude Taylor March 29, 1959, in Adams County; she passed away August 7, 2004.
Michael Glen Rose, 63, Hoagland, passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 in Huntington.
He was born Tuesday, July 18, 1950, in Des Moines, Iowa the son of the late Glen Joseph Rose and the late Frances Mae (Fisher) Shady. He married Denise Ann Sorg Sept. 6, 1986, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hessen Cassel; she survives.
Mike was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hessen Cassel, Southwest Conservation Club, Wells County Gun Club and Hillside Gun Club.
Amanda Wickey, Geneva, died Nov. 29, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
She was born Sept. 6, 2013, the daughter of Solomon S. and Mary A.R. Wickey of Geneva.
Amanda was a member of the Old Order Amish.
Jo Ellen Biberstine, 63, rural Berne, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.
She was born to the late Charles Wulliman and Lavon (Lehman) Wulliman May 4, 1950, in Adams County. She married Ted W. Biberstine Sept. 8, 1979.
Maurice A. 'Gabby' Colchin, 90, Decatur, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Visitation will be from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woodcrest Porter Auditorium and from 4-8 p.m. at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home with a reciting of the Holy Rosary at 3:30 p.m. K of C 4th Degree Honor Guard will post from 6-8 p.m. A fireman's Memorial Service will be held at 8 p.m.
Wilfred D. "Will" Hoggatt, 94, Decatur, passed away at 11:24 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Will was born Sunday, August 31, 1919, in Scottville, Ill. to the late Luey M. and Barbara E. (Reeve) Hoggatt. He married the late B. Evelyn Hoggatt Sept. 21, 1940, in Whiting; she passed away Oct.15, 2002.