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July 19th

Robert E. Meyer

July 19, 2013

    Robert E. Meyer, 85, of Decatur, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Robert was born December 20, 1927, in Adams County, to the late Arthur C. amd Beulah (Nichols) Meyer.
    On May 13, 1950, he married Helen J. Geimer; she preceded him in death on March 10, 2012.

Ilo M. Putman

July 19, 2013

    Ilo Mae Putman, 91, died Wednesday July 17, 2013, at her home in Decatur
    Ilo was born February 10, 1922, in Whitley County to the late Ralph and Glenna Clark.  Over the years Ilo worked at U.S. Rubber, Wayne Novelty, and was a waitress at the Pancake House. She was also secretary and treasurer of the Piqua Estates Mobile Home Court.
    She was an avid gardener and loved travelling.

Monabelle M. Thomas

July 19, 2013

    Monabelle M. Thomas, 94, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Heritage Park Assisted Living in Fort Wayne.
    Born in Fort Wayne, Monabelle worked in accounting with Russ Moore Transmission.  She was a member of Sweet Adelines Singing Group, attended church at First Assembly of God, and was one of the original mall walkers at Glenbrook Mall for over 40 years. She loved colorful flowers.

July 18th

Dean E. Hendricks

July 18, 2013

    Dean E. Hendricks, 75, of Berne, died Wednesday.
    Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

Benedict L. Jesionowski

July 18, 2013

    Benedict Leonard Jesionowski, 85, of Fort Wayne died on July 15, 2013, at St. Anne Home in Fort Wayne.
    As an industrial engineer, Ben Jesionowski held key positions for Magnavox and CTS of Berne before forming a consulting firm serving corporations in the Fort Wayne area. As a member of “The Greatest Generation,” his life was molded by major events of the 20th Century, the Great Depression and World War II.

Robert E. Meyer

July 18, 2013

    Robert E. Meyer, 85, of Decatur died Wednesday.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

July 17th

Ronald Goulet

July 17, 2013

    Ronald Goulet, 83, of Kokomo, died July 14, 2013, at his residence.
    Among survivors are his wife, Joan Goulet; son, Bob (Jayne) Goulet; grandchildren, Katie (Ben) Linder, Betsy (Nate) Thieme, John Goulet, and Amy Goulet; great-grandchildren, Alexis and Lucas Linder, and Colton Thieme.

Florence Shady

July 17, 2013

    Florence M. Shady, 85, of Decatur, died Monday, July 15, 2013, at her residence.
    Florence was born in Monroeville to the late Simon A. and Frances E. (Emenhiser) Lehrman.
    She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ and was very active in her church. She also volunteered with the American Red Cross blood drives and helped at local food pantries. She had worked for Decatur Industries and Walmart.

Larry A. Toole

July 17, 2013

    A Celebration of Life service will be held in honor of Larry A. Toole, late son of Jerry and Mary Jo Toole, at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at New Beginnings Family Center, 10th Street and Dayton Street.
    Larry died suddenly at his home in Maryland on May 22. Friends and acquaintances are invited to join the Toole family as they gather to celebrate Larry's life. A time of fellowship will follow the service.

July 16th

Benedict L. Jesionowski

July 16, 2013

    Benedict L. Jesionowski, 87, formerly of Decatur, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013, at St. Anne's Home in Fort Wayne.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

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