Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Carolyn Poling, 63, Decatur, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center. She was born Nov. 1, 1949, to the late Curtis and Mary (Speakman) Hill in Blackford County.
Carolyn was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church and the knitting club at the church. She was also a member of the former Eastern Star.
Herbert B. Boukater, 80, Portland, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Celina Manor in Celina, Ohio.
Among survivors are his wife, Joyce Brotherton; two sons, Kenny Boukater of Fort Myers, Fla. and Eddie Boukater of Fla.; two daughters, Debbie Oberlies of Fla. and Laura Kelly of Miami, Fla.; two step-sons, Robert Brotherton of Portland and Mark Brotherton of Dunkirk; four step-daughters, Julie Furby of Winchester, Teresa Affolder of Portland, Shelley Heaps of Fort Worth, Texas and Diana Burkhart of Monroe.
Janet Lloyd Dague, 67, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 2, 2013. She was born in Grant County on Sept. 13, 1946, to Earl and Mary (Cunningham) Lloyd.
She attended Berne Elementary and high school, graduating in 1964. She married Larry Dague on Sept. 4, 1965, and he survives.
Harold B. Miller, former Mayor, 83, Decatur, passed away on Oct. 2, 2013, at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
Mildred C. Wendel, 84, Decatur, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital.
Among survivors are her son, Don E. Wendel of Decatur; and daughter, Joyce M. (Glenn) Leach of Angola.
Visitation is from 9 - 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 at St. Mary's Parish Hall. Mass of Christian Burial will follow, also at the church.
Burial will be at a later date in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Gregory L. Drake, 62, Berne, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at his home after a year-long battle with cancer.
Gregg was born in Adams County on June 20, 1951, to Max and the late Virginia (Heller) Drake. He married Kathi Rich on June 2, 1973 and she survives.
John Paul McAhren, 72, Bakersfield, Calif., entered Heaven's gates to be with his Savior on Sept. 20, 2013.
John was born in Fort Wayne on Dec. 28, 1940 to the late Paul and Geraldine (Parrish) McAhren. John married Joyce (Daniels) on Oct. 19, 1961 and she survives.
John graduated from Decatur High School in 1959 and continued on to receive an undergraduate from Fort Wayne Bible College and a masters degree from Huntington University.
Mildred C. Wendel, 84, Decatur, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Lisa Case, 55, of Decatur, died on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at her residence surrounded by family and friends. Lisa was born on March 4, 1958 in Decatur to Bud E. Case and the late Carolyn S. (Meyer) Case.
Lisa wasa member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Women of St. Mary. She graduated from Bellmont High School in 1976. She worked for Fleetwood Service as a Tech for over 30 years.
Gregory L. Drake, 62, Berne, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at his home. Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.