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November 26th

Jo Ellen Biberstine

November 26, 2013

    Jo Ellen Biberstine, 63, rural Berne, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.
    She was born to the late Charles Wulliman and Lavon (Lehman) Wulliman May 4, 1950, in Adams County. She married Ted W. Biberstine Sept. 8, 1979.

Maurice A. Colchin

November 26, 2013

    Maurice A. 'Gabby' Colchin, 90, Decatur, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Visitation will be from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woodcrest Porter Auditorium and from 4-8 p.m.  at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home with a reciting of the Holy Rosary at 3:30 p.m. K of C 4th Degree Honor Guard will post from 6-8 p.m. A fireman's Memorial Service will be held at 8 p.m.

Wilfred D. Hoggatt

November 26, 2013

    Wilfred D. "Will" Hoggatt, 94, Decatur, passed away at 11:24 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Will was born Sunday, August 31, 1919, in Scottville, Ill. to the late Luey M. and Barbara E. (Reeve) Hoggatt. He married the late B. Evelyn Hoggatt Sept. 21, 1940, in Whiting; she passed away Oct.15, 2002.

Alvin E. Miller

November 26, 2013

    Alvin E. Miller, 85, Berne, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at Swiss Village Retirement Center in Berne. 
    He was born Saturday, Sept.15, 1928, in Union County.  
    Graveside services will take place at 3 p.m. Friday at Green Park Cemetery in Portland.                                      

Joseph H. Vogelwede

November 26, 2013

    Joseph H. Vogelwede, 99, Decatur, passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Woodcrest Extended Care.
    Joseph was born Sept.  21, 1914, in Adams County to the late Bernard L. and Edith (Green) Voglewede. He married the Helen Gay Sept. 11, 1939; she preceded him in death on Sept. 17, 1984.

November 25th

Kathleen J. Agler

November 25, 2013

    Kathleen J. Agler, 76, Berne, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at Swiss Village, Berne.
    She was born to the late Clinton and Silva (Stucky) Dubach March 16, 1937, in Adams County. She married Thomas E. Agler July 17, 1955; he survives.

Jo E. Biberstine

November 25, 2013

    Jo Ellen Biberstine, 63, Berne, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at her residence.
    Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

Maurice A. Colchin

November 25, 2013

    Maurice A. 'Gabby' Colchin, 90, Decatur, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    He was born Sept. 22, 1923, in Adams County to the late Fredrick and Frances (Coffee) Colchin. He married Alberta C. 'Bertie' Adams; she passed away in 2006.
    Gabby graduated from Decatur Catholic High School and served as a firefighter for the city of Decatur for 28 years. He serve his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a Special X mechanics mate submarine torpedo specialist.

Derek O. Franz

November 25, 2013

    Derek Ogden Franz, 21, Monroeville, passed away Saturday evening, Nov. 23, 2013. Derek was fatally injured following a traffic accident on Hoagland Road in Allen County.
    Derek was born Monday, Nov. 16, 1992, in Ft. Wayne, the son of Kent R. Franz and the late Sandra J. (Ogden) Franz. 
    Derek was a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church-Fuelling.  He was a 2011 graduate of Heritage High School. Derek was a self-employed farmer working with his father on the family farm known as Franz Farms.

Everly D. Kauffman

November 25, 2013

    Everlyn D. (Fetters) Kauffman, 96, Berne, passed away Nov. 24, 2013, at Swiss Village, Berne.
    She was born to the late Bryson C. and Iva (Foreman) Fetters March 12, 1917, in Adams County. She married the late Karl E. Kauffman June 21, 1936.

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