Archive - 2014 - Obituary
Terry G. Hike II, 46, Fort Wayne, formerly of Decatur, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at his mother’s residence in Bluffton.
He was born Oct. 3, 1967, to Terry G. and Mary J. (Dyer) Hike.
Terry was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur and was a 1986 graduate of Bellmont High School. He worked as a medical dialysis consultant. He was also a manager for Ammolite Jewels in St. Thomas of the U.S. Virgin Islands and in Skagway, Alaska.
Ronda L. Cowans, 49, Decatur was fatally injured in an automobile accident north of Decatur Sunday, July 28, 2014.
Arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur.
Amos E. Miller, Jr., 75, Bluffton, passed away at 2:08 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2104, at River Terrace Estates.
He was born Aug. 19, 1938, in Bluffton to the late Amos E. and Olive L. Miller, Sr.
Amos worked at Fleetwood Industries, Decatur, from 1974-2009, retiring with 35 years of service. He was an avid gun collector, outdoorsman and hunter.
He graduated from Petroleum High School. Amos was a member of Petroleum Methodist Church and the Moose Lodge.
Betty J. (White) Roberts, 92, Decatur, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
She was born July 12, 1922, in Decatur, to the late Homer L. and Nellie Ethyln (Myers) White.
She married Rev. Charles Ellsworth Roberts in 1947, and they pastored and travelled doing evangelism until returning to Decatur in 1954; he passed away in 1969.
Grover W. Heckert, 58, Monroe, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
He was born Friday, Nov. 11, 1955, the son of the late James and Lillian (Lintemoot) Heckert.
Grover married Nancy M. Tinkham Brown June 7, 1987, in Monroe; she survives.
James E. “Barney” Schultz, 67, Decatur, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Jim was born Oct. 3, 1946, in Decatur, to the late Leo F. and Cordelia (Worthman) Schultz.
He married his wife of 45 years, Bonnie Jean Girard, Oct. 19, 1968; she survives.
Donald L. Riley, 72, Decatur, passed away at 10:52 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest, Decatur.
Don was born Sunday, Feb. 8, 1942, in Decatur, the son of the late V. Wayne and Berteline (Beer) Riley.
He was a member of Pleasant Mills United Methodist Church. Don was a graduate of Pleasant Mills High School Class of 1960. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from 1965-69.
Don had worked for Central Soya Bag Service and was a farmer.
Infant Schwartz, Berne, passed away July 19, 2014, in Fort Wayne.
The baby was born July 19, 2014, to Jacob D. and Rebecca D. Schwartz, rural Berne.
Survivors include the parents; grandparents Raymond J.R. and Delilah J.M. Schwartz, Berne, and Dan F. and Ann D. Schwartz of Bryant; and great-grandparents Raymond M.L. and Mary Schwartz of Geneva; Joe D.J. and Margaret B. Eicher of Berne; Elizabeth Wengerd of Berne; and Edith D.J. Schwartz of Berne.
Elmer L. Uhrick, 85, Bluffton, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
He was born Dec. 10, 1928, in Geneva to the late Vernon and Devota (Clark) Uhrick.
Elmer married Norma Jean Swygart Dec. 15, 1946, in Portland; she passed away July 19, 1979. He married his second wife, Madonna (DuBois) Bergdoll, July 26, 1980; she passed away Aug. 27, 2001.
He worked for Franklin Electric for 25 years, retiring in 1991.
James “Barney” E. Schultz, 67, Decatur, died Friday.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.