Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Jeff Huffman, 54, of Geneva, passed away at 12:02 a.m. Monday, February 18, 2013, at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis.
He was born on Sunday, March 16, 1958, in Jay County to the late Francis F. and Margaret Jane (Farlow) Huffman.
Jeff graduated with the South Adams High School Class of 1976. He worked at Franklin Electric and Strick in Monroe for 28 years. Jeff enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, mushroom hunting and the outdoors.
Robert A. Pilkington, 81, of Decatur, died Monday.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
L. M. “Bud” Poyser Jr., 67, of New Haven, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 13, 2013.
Among survivors are his wife of over 45 years, Barbara (Werling) Poyser; sons, Mark (Shanon) Poyser and Rick (Liz) Poyser, both of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Riley, Madison, Ethan, and Brianna; mother, Josephine Halter of Fort Wayne; and siblings, Jerry (Patty) Poyser of Angola and Sharron (Jim) Spangle of Fort Wayne.
Peggy Ann Newsome, 58, of Dunkirk, Ind., passed away at 8:45 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2013, in the company of family members at her residence.
Peggy was born in Decatur on March 7, 1954, to Mary E. (Brewster) Robinson, of Geneva, and the late Eugene E. Robinson.
Amos B. Schwartz, 81, of Geneva, died Sunday.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Dorothea Thieme, 94, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 8:32 a.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Dorothea was born on Friday, September 27, 1918, in Allen County, to the late Carl and Mary (Heine) Boese.
She married Herman F. Thieme at Emmanuel Lutheran Church-Soest; he passed away in June of 1989.
Dorothea was a homemaker and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Decatur.
Estella L. "Bonnie" Vorhees, 76, of rural Silver Springs, Fla., died on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at her residence.
She was born on August 3, 1936, in Bryant, Ind., to the late Lyle and Dorothy Vorhees.
Among survivors are a brother and sister.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Booher; and brother, E. Harold Vorhees.
There will be no viewing or services.
Margaret H. Buuck, 91, of Decatur, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2013, at her residence.
She was born on Friday, May 20, 1921, in Decatur to the late Jacob and Minnie (Borne) Hoffman.
Margaret married Richard Buuck on May 8, 1943, in the Zion Reformed Church in Decatur; he survives.
Ruth Ellen Wiggins Edwards, 86, of Warren, Ind., passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at Heritage Pointe Home.
She was born in Dixon, Ill., to the late Frank Davis Sr. and Frances Irene Taylor Wiggins.
Ruth married Herbert LeRoy Edwards of Lanark, Ill. in 1945; he survives.
Reverend Paul A. Amstutz, 85, Mt. Morris, Michigan, formerly of Berne, died Tuesday.
Among survivors are his wife, M. Jean (Andrews) Amstutz; two sons, David (Carrie) Amstutz of Gladwin and Dan (Barbara) Amstutz of Grand Island, Fla.; and daughter, Helyn (Craig) Smith of Flint.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on February 9 at Calvary United Methodist Church in Flint, Mich. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery in New Lothrop, Mich.