Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Ted W. Schwartz, 63, of Berne, passed away Monday, May 6, 2013, at his home.
Ted was born to the late Ernest and Ruth (Nussbaum) Schwartz on May 7, 1949, in Adams County.
He married Lana Sprunger on July 10, 1971; she survives in Berne.
Mary Lou Prater, 76, of Winona Lake, Ind., passed away at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, at her residence.
Mary Lou was born on July 15, 1936, in Decatur, to the late Herbert “Pete” and Cladie (Ramsey) Irwin.
She married George Prater on February 29, 2012, in Warsaw; he survives in Winona Lake.
Estina M. Veit, 86, of Fort Wayne, and a former longtime resident of Hoagland, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2013.
Estina married Paul C. Veit on June 6, 1948; he died November 26, 1993.
Estina was an accomplished musician and played the accordion for “Touch of Music” for 18 years.
Irena Sprunger, 94, Berne, died Thursday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Among survivors are two stepsons, Charles (Geraldine) Sprunger of Trappe, Penn., and Wilmer (Kenlyn) Sprunger of Berne; two stepdaughters, Jeannette (Thomas) Bechtel of Goshen, and Shirley (Vernon) King of Boiling Springs, Penn.; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Roy Lee Bisel, 68, of Roll, Indiana, died Friday at his residence.
Among survivors are two sons, John (Betty) Bisel of Bluffton and Mike (Cathy) Bisel of Roll, and two daughters, Jennifer Bisel and Stephanie Bisel, both of Bluffton.
Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in West Lawn Cemetery in Geneva.
Alvin T. "Ollie" Witte, 81, of Decatur, passed away Friday, May 3, 2013, at his residence.
Alvin was born on Wednesday, March 2, 1932, in Adams County to the late Wilhelm E. and Anna (Weber) Witte.
He married Shirley M. Schaper on May 29, 1960, in Zion Lutheran Church, Bull Rapids, in Woodburn, Ind; she survives in Decatur.
Marjorie E. Ulman, 87, Berne, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Swiss Village.
Marjorie was born November 4, 1925, to the late Chauncey and Lillian (Bohren) Yoder.
She married Ralph R. Ulman on May 8, 1954; he preceded her in death.
Lois A. Fegley, 93, of rural Van Wert County, passed away Thursday, May 2, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Lois was born January 1, 1920, in Craigville, Ind., to the late Clarence R. and Anna E. (Gahman) Abbott.
She married Chester Lloyd Fegley on May 11, 1941; he preceded her in death on May 7, 2003.
Berniece Lehmann, 96, of Berne, died Wednesday at Swiss Village.
Among survivors are four daughters, Shirley (Ed) Prentiss and Karen (Roy) Lehman, both of Berne; Wanda (Paul) Smith of Columbus Grove, Ohio; and Arlene (Beth) Lehmann of Goshen; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday at First Mennonite Church.
Irena I. Sprunger, 94, Berne, died Thursday.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.