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June 26th

James F. Klenk

June 26, 2013

    James F. “Jim” Klenk, 74, of Decatur, passed away Monday, June 25, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center.
    Jim was born on April 19, 1939, in Decatur to the late Ferdinand and Frances Josephine “Jo” (Hall) Klenk.
    On September 5, 1981, he married Sandra L. Dewells; she survives in Decatur.

Thomas E. Levy

June 26, 2013

    Thomas E. Levy, 60, Fort Wayne, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center in Bluffton.
    Born in Logansport, Ind., Tom was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. When he was in school, he ran track and was very involved in sports. Tom graduated from Snider in 1971 and was accepted into the pharmaceutical program at Purdue upon graduating. He loved to play cards and fish. Tom absolutely loved celebrating every holiday on the calendar.

Ruben M. Schwartz

June 26, 2013

    Ruben M. Schwartz, 70, of Berne, died Tuesday at his residence.
    Among survivors are his wife, Ada E.(Wickey) Schwartz of Berne; son, Leander A.R. (Mandy E.) Schwartz of Berne; six daughters, Mary A.R. (Solomn S.) Wickey of Auburn; Lucy A.R. (Jacob E.R.) Girod and Judy A.R. (James N.) Girod, both of Berne; Ruth A.R. (Reuben E.J.) Schwartz, Elma A.R. (Enos E.J.) Schwartz, and Ada A.R. (William L.) Christner, all of Bryant; 74 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Carmen J. Wilks

June 26, 2013

    Carmen Justice Wilks, 79, of Warren, Ind., passed away on June 24, 2013, at her residence.
    Carmen was born in Marion, Ind., on November 12, 1933, to the late Enos and Olive (Heal) Justice.

John W. Wittwer

June 26, 2013

    John W. Wittwer, 57, of Monroe, died Monday, June 24, 2013, at Bluffton Regional Hospital.
    John was born on August 24, 1955, in Decatur, to the late Wayne T. and Dolores M. (Beard) Wittwer.
    On May 31, 1974 he married Janice R. Ross; she survives in Monroe.

June 25th

Judy A. Heller

June 25, 2013

    Judy A. Heller, 67, of Decatur, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013, in her home.
    Born in Fort Wayne on October 5, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Dick and Elizabeth (Rider) Clay.
    A 1963 graduate of Monroeville High School, Judy retired from the State of Indiana Welfare Department in 2003 as a case worker. Prior to working for the state, she started and ran her own ceramic business called The Clay Corner. She started her thriving business in her home and eventually moved it to downtown Decatur.

June 21st

Matilda Leatherman

June 21, 2013

    Matilda "Til" Meyer Leatherman, 95, Berne, died Tuesday at Swiss Village, Berne.
    Among survivors is a sister, Maxine Nussbaum of Berne.
    Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Swiss Village. Funeral services will be there at 2 p.m. Saturday, Burial will follow in MRE Cemetery in Berne.
    Arrangements are by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

June 20th

Roger D. Lehrman

June 20, 2013

    Roger Dan Lehrman, 65, of Argyle, Minn., died June 13, 2013 at his home.
    The son of the late Dan and Lola Lehrman of Monroeville, Ind., he moved to Minnesota in 1970.
    Among survivors are his stepmother, Phyllis J. Lehrman of Decatur; two brothers, Ron (Marcia) Lehrman of Brownsburg, Ind., and Tom (Barb) Lehrman of Decatur; sister, Mary Ann (Randy) Steiner of Fort Wayne; two nieces; three nephews; and many friends and customers of Roger's Greenhouse in Warren, Minn.

June 19th

Matilda Leatherman

June 19, 2013

    Matilda Meyer Leatherman, 95, of Berne, died Tuesday.
    Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

June 18th

Kathleen A. Gross

June 18, 2013

    Kathleen A. Gross, 72, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Kathy was born on December 21, 1940, in St. Marys, Ohio to the late David and Mary (Harris) Baker.
    On September 29, 1962, she married Paul E. Gross; he survives in Decatur.

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