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July 8th

Robert R. Toland

July 8, 2013

    Robert R. "Bob" Toland, 66, of Geneva, died at his home on Sunday.
    Among survivors are his wife, Jan Toland of Geneva; a daughter, Cathy (Jeff) Trausch of Geneva, and a son, Mike (Erin) Toland of Geneva.
    Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, and 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, at West Missionary Church. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
    Burial will follow in Studebaker Cemetery in rural Geneva.

Judy K. Williamson

July 8, 2013

    Judy K. Williamson, 74, of Decatur, passed away at her residence on July 5, 2013.
    Judy was born July 17, 1938, to Franklin C. and Mary I. (Kohls) Keller in Adams County.
    On July 11, 1958, she married Jerry Williamson; he survives in Decatur.
    Judy worked for 19 years at C.T.S. in Berne and was also a homemaker. She attended Antioch Lutheran Church in Hoagland and was a former member of the Tri Kappa Sorority.

July 5th

Ronnie L. Gephart

July 5, 2013

    Ronnie L. Gephart, 75, Decatur, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Chalet Village in Berne.
    Ronnie was born Friday, August 27, 1937, in rural Wren, Ohio, to the late Basil and Lolo (Drake) Gephart.
    He married Ramona K. Gattshall on June 30, 1957, in Chattanooga, Ohio; she survives in Decatur.
    Ronnie was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Decatur. He was a farmer and had worked at Phelps Dodge Magnet Wire Company for 46 years, retiring in 2002.

Geraldine Townsend

July 5, 2013

    Geraldine "Gerry" McKay Townsend, age 88, passed away July 2, 2013, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
    Gerry was born April 18, 1925, in Florenceville, New Brunswick, Canada, to Charles R. and Helen Orchard McKay.
    Gerry was a member of Brookside Church in Fort Wayne and had worked as a dental assistant for many years. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmorther, whose life revolved around her family, whom she loved dearly.

July 1st

Milton H. Brown

July 1, 2013

    Milton H. Brown, 74, of Decatur, passed away at his residence on Sunday, June 30, 2013.
    Milton was born on January 14, 1939, in Indianapolis to the late Arthur A. and Mildred R. (Miller) Brown.
    On December 29, 1990, he married Linda K. Litchfield; she survives in Decatur.
    Milton worked as an electronic repair man and was the owner/operator of L & M Communications. He was a member of the Eagles R/C Club, where he served as past president.

Kenneth R. Curtis

July 1, 2013

    Kenneth R. Curtis, 53, of rural Bryant, died Thursday at his residence.
    Among survivors are his wife, Tonya E. (Hirschy) Curtis of Bryant; son, Chris R. (Laura) Curtis of Portland.; daughter, Jackie P. Curtis of Bryant; and sister, Debbie Gibson of Berne.
    Visitation is 2-8 p.m.  today and 2-3 p.m. Tuesday at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva. Funeral Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in West Lawn Cemetery in Geneva.

Todd K. Hockemeyer

July 1, 2013

    Todd K. Hockemeyer, 51, of Hoagland, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne following an apparent heart attack at his residence.
    Todd was born Monday, May 28, 1962, in Decatur, to the late Kenneth W. Hockemeyer, who passed away October 1, 2003, and Marjorie (Bultemeier) Price.
    He married Carla Spieth on September 14, 1985, in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in New Haven; she survives in Hoagland.

Donald F. Snow

July 1, 2013

    Donald Fredrick Snow, 84, of Geneva, died Sunday at Chalet Village Health & Rehabilitation in Berne.
    Among survivors are his wife, Margaret (Cook) Snow of Geneva and two daughters, Lisa (Ed) Neuenschwander of Fort Wayne and Julie Snow of Geneva..
    Visitation will be from 6-9:30 p.m. Tuesday at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva and 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary Bible Church in Berne. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will follow in West Lawn Cemetery in Geneva.

June 28th

Violet I. LaBrun

June 28, 2013

    Violet I. LaBrun, 92, of Chattanooga, Ohio, died Thursday.
    Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

June 26th

Dennis M. Atkinson

June 26, 2013

    Dennis "Denny" Michael Atkinson, 64, of Montpelier, died Monday at Markle Health Care in Markle.
    Among survivors are his mother, Norma “Joan” Lodge of Marion; wife, Martha Atkinson of Montpelier; son, Dennis Wygant of Berne; two daughters, Julie Wygant and Favor Stanford, both of Berne; and stepson, Shawn Uptgraft of Fort Wayne.
    Per his request, there will be no viewing or services.
    Arrangements are being handled by Walker & Glancy Funeral Home in Montpelier.

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