Archive - 2013 - Obituary
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, 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, 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 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Matilda Meyer Leatherman, 95, of Berne, died Tuesday.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
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.