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September 5th

Robert M. Roberts

September 5, 2013

    Robert M. "Mack" Roberts, 72, of Decatur, died Saturday, August 24, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    Among survivors are two daughters, Brenda (Robert) Roberts-Nolan of Auburn and Carolyn (Richard) Roberts-Craddock of Hendersonville, Tenn.; a son, Robert M. (Misty) Roberts II of Greenbrier, Tenn.; and a sister, Ruth Roberts of Sneedville, Tenn.;
    Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. this Saturday at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur.
 

September 4th

Jerry L. Smith

September 4, 2013

    Jerry L. Smith, 74, Berne, died Tuesday at Swiss Village in Berne.
    Survivors include his wife, Janet; daughter, Kim (Mike) Minneci of Cary, Ill.; brother, Robert Smith of Richmond; sisters, Gloria Armstrong of Dayton and Carolyn Race of New Paris, Ohio.
    Visitation will be from 10 to 1 p.m on Thursday with funeral services to follow at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home. Burial will be in MRE Cemetery, Berne.

John F. McConnell

September 4, 2013

    John F.  "Mac" McConnell, 93, of Worthington, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, August 31, 2013.
    John was born May 26, 1920, in Decatur to Joseph and Ercie (Dull) McConnell.
    John graduated from Decatur High School and attended Depauw University where he played on the football team. He was a World War II veteran. He retired was a V.P. for Motorist Mutual Insurance Company with 35 years of service.

September 3rd

Marsha Hirschy

September 3, 2013

    Marsha Hirschy, 66 of Geneva, died Sunday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
        Among survivors are her husband, David A. Hirschy of Geneva; two sons, Chad (Carylyn) Hirschy of Geneva and Eric (Rachel) Hirschy of Berne; one daughter, Amy Landers of Berne; two brothers, Terry L. Jones of Bryant and Von A. Jones of Geneva; and a sister, Sue Gilkison of Middletown.

Jackie Lee McDonald

September 3, 2013

    Jackie Lee McDonald, 80, of Decatur, died Friday at  Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. 
    Among survivors are his daughter, Cathy McDonald of Decatur; son, Randy L. McDonald of Decatur; and sister, Carolyn Kocher of Lansing, Mich.    Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday.
    Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery.
 

Emily S. Schwartz

September 3, 2013

    Emily S. Schwartz, 15, of Monroe, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Bluffton.
    Emily was born November 11, 1997, to Simon E.T. Schwartz and Ruth E. (Schwartz) Schwartz in Bluffton.

Karen Virgina (Brown) Vieth

September 3, 2013

    Karen Virgina (Brown) Vieth, 67 of Ossian, went to sing in heaven's choir on Thursday, August 29, 2013.
    Eileene was born April 17, 1946, in Flint, Mich. to Manley (Mike) and Glynita (Nita) Brown.
    She was a gifted athlete and singer from early childhood. Karen shared in music ministries through solos, duets, tiros and choirs.

August 30th

'Mack' Roberts

August 30, 2013

    "Mack" Roberts, 70, of Decatur died Saturday, August 24, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur.

August 28th

Patricia L. Ross

August 28, 2013

    Patricia L. Ross, 82, of Decatur, and a longtime resident of the Magley area, passed away at 7:35 a.m. on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at the Woodcrest nursing Center in Decatur.
    Patricia was born Wednesday, July 29, 1931, in Van Wert County, Ohio, to the late Harry E. Lee and the late May F. (Burk) Lee.
    She married Ralph W. Ross on July 19, 1953, and he survives.
    Patricia was a member of the Salem United Church of Christ-Magley, American Legion Auxiliary, and Women of the Moose.

August 27th

Richard E. Barger

August 27, 2013

    Richard E. Barger, 80, of Wells County, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2013, at Ossian Health Care.
    Richard was born August 1, 1933, in Wells County to the late Orville Barger and Edith C. Bauman.
    He married Marjorie M. (Bower) Wine on July 24, 1976, in Bluffton.
    Richard was a member of Sonlight Wesleyan Church in Bluffton. He was a farmer and worked at Wayne Metal Company for 26 years.

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