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August 9th

James A. Gilbert

August 9, 2013

    James A. “Jim” Gilbert, 63, of Decatur, passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center.
    Jim was born on October 23, 1949, in Decatur to the late Ermal and Ardis (Brintzenhofe) Gilbert.
    On June 13, 1970, he married Susan K. Wolfe.
    Jim worked as a HVAC Tech for Wells Heating and Cooling for over 20 years.

Rose E. Lichtenberger

August 9, 2013

    Rose E. Lichtenberger, 81, of Wren, Ohio, died Thursday at CHP Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert, Ohio.
    Among survivors are her husband, Charles Lichtenberger of Wren; son, Gary (Gayle) Lichtenberger of Decatur; and two daughters, Joanne (Allen) Shinnaberry and Lois (Tod) Waltz, both of Van Wert.
    Visitation will be from 1-7 p.m. Sunday and 10-11 a.m. Monday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday.

Jean C. Spade

August 9, 2013

    Jean C. Spade, 72, Berne, passed away August 8, 2013, at the Bluffton Regional Hospital.
    Jean was born to the late Robert and Priscilla (Lehman) Gerber on March 17, 1941.
    She married Donald W. Spade on September 2, 1960.
    She was a member of West Missionary Church. Jean worked for Dunbar Furniture, CTS Corp and retired from Berne Hi-Way Hatchery in 2005. Her special interests included crafts, such as making butterflies out of plastic bottles, cooking, sewing; and collecting dolls.

August 8th

Kent C. Geisler

August 8, 2013

    Kent C. Geisler, 89 years old, of Decatur, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at his residence.
    Kent was born on Saturday, December 1, 1923 in Willshire, Ohio to the late John C. and Bessie M. (Spaulding) Geisler.
    He married Mildred L. Rogers on February 5, 1949 in Covington, Ky.; she survives in Decatur.

Jeannine L. Wright

August 8, 2013

    Jeannine L. Wright, 80 years old, of Decatur, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    Jeannine was born Monday, December 19, 1932 in Huntington to the late Leo E. and C. Louise (Lynas) Simon-Steele.
    She married Herbert J. Pearson on August 4, 1989 in Fort Wayne; he passed away June 23, 2011.
    Jeannine was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Decatur.

August 7th

Solomon J. Wickey

August 7, 2013

    Solomon J. Wickey, 75, of Auburn, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday, August 5, 2013 at his home.
    He married Anna Mae Graber on January 29, 1959, and she survives in Auburn.

August 6th

Ruth Egan

August 6, 2013

    Ruth (Voglewede) Egan, 95, of Louisville, originally of Decatur, passed away peacefully Monday, August 5, 2013, after a long and fulfilling life.
    Ruth earned her first bachelor's degree from Mount St. Joseph College, majoring in chemistry and biology and graduating cum laude. Afterward, she earned her second bachelor's degree in medical technology from St. Louis University.

Chad Allan Everett

August 6, 2013

    Chad Allan Everett, 46, of Burlington, Ky., passed away August 3, 2013. Born September 20, 1966, Chad was the youngest son of Shirley and the late Glen Everett of Pleasant Mills.
    While attending Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Chad made a visit to Indiana University in Bloomington, where he met Kelly Mansfield. The couple married on August 24, 1991, and four adored sons soon followed.

Donna F. Rothgeb

August 6, 2013

    Donna F. (Venis) Rothgeb, 75, of Decatur, died Monday, August 5, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Donna was born June 15, 1938, in Decatur to the late Alva Raymond and Verona Verdella (McClymonds) Venis.
    Donna was a member of Hope United Methodist Church. Her favorite pastimes were watching for hummingbirds, collecting angels and playing cards with friends.

August 5th

Ellen L. Butcher

August 5, 2013

    Ellen L. Butcher, 81, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013.
    Ellen was born November 8, 1931, to the late Charles L. and Dorothy D. (Caves) Herman in Adams County.
    On February 25, 1951 she married Robert L. Butcher; he passed away January 25, 2006.
    Ellen was a lifelong resident of Adams County. She was a homemaker who retired in 1991 from C.T.S. Corporation in Berne, and was a member of the Decatur Church of God.

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