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January 16th

Anna M. Anspaugh

January 16, 2013

    Anna M. Anspaugh, 80, Decatur, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at her residence.
    She was born in Adams County on April 10, 1932, to the late Ernest C. and Mary L. (Glendening) Anspaugh.
    Anna attended Decatur Light House Assembly of God Church and was a homemaker.
    Among survivors is a relative, Helen M. Sexton of Celina, Ohio.

Clyde B. Augsburger

January 16, 2013

    Clyde B. Augsburger, 86, Berne, died Tuesday.
    Arrangements pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

Rella M. Baker

January 16, 2013

    Rella M. Baker, 87, of Tipp City and New Carlisle, Ohio, formerly of Wells County, passed away Monday, January 14, 2013.
    She was born on August 29, 1925, in Sullivan, Ohio, to the late Marvin E. and Violet E. (Baker) Bennett.
    Rella worked as a homemaker. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in New Carlisle, Fort Wayne St. Therese Catholic Church, VFW 1421 Auxiliary and sponsored Jr. Girls Auxiliary of the VFW for a number of years.

Donald W. Biester

January 16, 2013

    Rev. Donald Walter Biester, 77, Crown Point, Ind., passed away on Friday, January 4, 2013.
    Donald graduated from Trinity Lutheran School in May 1949. He attended Crown Point High School for one year before transferring to Concordia Lutheran High School in Fort Wayne, where he graduated in 1953.    He entered Concordia College in Fort Wayne and received his Associate of Arts in 1955. He entered Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo., where he received his Bachelor of Arts in 1957.

Donna K. Knoblauch

January 16, 2013

    Donna Kay Knoblauch, 66, of Decatur, passed away at 4:15 p.m. at her daughter's residence in Fort Wayne, following an extended battle with cancer.
    She was born in Fort Wayne on Saturday, September 28, 1946, to the late Donald and Geraldine (Welker) Brudi.
    Donna formerly attended Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne.
    She was a Registered Nurse, employed most recently by Adams Memorial Hospital and prior to that she was employed at Parkview Hospital.

Violet L. Smith

January 16, 2013

    Violet “Vi” Lucille Arnold Smith, 94, Decatur, died Thursday, January 10, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Vi was born in Adams County on May 21, 1918, to the late Earl and Gladys (Kline) Arnold.
    On June 15, 1941, she married David R. Smith in Kentland, Ind.; he died in 2006.

Virginia A. Swygart

January 16, 2013

    Virginia A. Swygart, 89, of Decatur, passed away at 11:10 a.m. on Monday, January 14, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Virginia was born in Dixon, Ind., on Thursday, September 20, 1923, to the late Charles and Samantha (Murchland) Waterman.
    She married Robert L. Swygart Sr. on March 21, 1942, in Fort Wayne; he passed away on May 23, 1985.
    She was a homemaker, as well as the owner and operator of High Street Bar in Montpelier for 33 years.

January 15th

Allen W. Duffey

January 15, 2013

    Allen W. Duffey, 43, of New Haven, passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2013, in the Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
    He was born in Fort Wayne on Friday, December 5, 1969, to Richard and Marlene (Bultemeyer) Duffey. They survive in Fort Wayne.
    Allen was honorably discharged from the Indiana Army National Guard.

January 14th

Gregory A. Shaneyfelt

January 14, 2013

    Gregory Alan Shaneyfelt, 55, of Geneva, passed away resting comfortably with friends and family by his side at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at his residence.
    Greg was born in Portland on September 19, 1957.
    He married Wanda (Overla) Shaneyfelt on Saturday, June 27, 2009; she survives in Geneva.

January 11th

Mark A. Kaehr

January 11, 2013

    Mark A. Kaehr, 57, of Bluffton, passed away at 4:05 a.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Mayo Hospital, in Jacksonville, Fla., while awaiting a heart transplant.
    Mark was born in Wells County on June 20, 1955, to the late Phillip G. and Gloria S. (Timmons) Kaehr. His mother survives in Bluffton.
    He married Renee A. Bebout on November 12, 1977, in Bluffton; she survives.

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