Archive - 2014 - Obituary
John B. Lange, Jr., 82, Huntsville, Ohio, passed away, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at Logan Acres Care Center in Bellefontaine, Ohio.
John was born in Decatur April 3, 1932 to the late John B. “Ben” Lange, Sr. and Anna Mary “Mayme” Braun Lange. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Harold, and two grandsons, Rodney Tinsley, Jr., and Jasen Lange.
On Dec. 26, 1953, he married the former Erma Jane Meyers at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Russells Point, Ohio and she survives.
Joe Serna, 58, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, in his home in Groveland, Calif. He was born in Carrizo Springs, Texas March 9, 1956, to Dionisio and Felicitas Serna.
Homer Junior Arnold, 83, Berne, passed away Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at Swiss Village. He was born in Kirkland Township in Adams County Aug. 25, 1931, to the late Homer W. and Lulu (Byerly) Arnold. On April 6, 1952 he married his wife of 62 years, Edith M. (Steury) Arnold; she survives in Berne.
JoAnne Prowant, 87, Dupont, Ohio, died peacefully at her daughter's home in Decatur at 8:48 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.
Born and raised in Dupont, the daughter of Warren and Aura Myers, she was lifelong resident of Dupont.
Elizabeth Angalene "Angie" Amstutz, 95, Berne, passed away Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, at Swiss Village where she was a resident. She was born in Adams County March 20, 1919, to the late Paul and Frieda Zurcher Habegger. She married Ray Sharp Feb. 11, 1940, and he passed away on April 22, 1950. She later married Ernie Amstutz August 15, 1951, and he passed away on Oct. 10, 1984.
Nelma Jean Christener, 74, Decatur, died Wednesday. Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Ned R. Knape, 84, Walkerton, passed away at 12:33 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at Morning View Nursing Home in South Bend.
Ned was born in Ridgeville Corners, Ohio Monday, April 7, 1930, to the late Franklin A. and Nellie M. (Miller) Knape. He married M. Jeanne Wright June 20, 1953, and she passed away on June 16, 1995. He married Orpha Thomas on November 6, 2004 and she survives.
Gaye Forrest McAdams Peterson, 56, Decatur, passed away unexpectedly at home on Dec. 23, 2014.
Gaye was born in Atlanta, Ga. Nov. 21, 1958. This was the beginning of her journey as an "Army Brat" traveling across the United States and abroad. She was a proud graduate of Nurnberg High School, Nurnberg, Germany Class of 1977. She attended Queens College in Charlotte, N.C.
Thomas J. Shaffer, 63, Willshire, Ohio, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital. Tom was born in Decatur Jan. 12, 1951, to the late Cecil (Red) and Phyllis (Bonifas) Shaffer.
Tom was a former member of Zion United Church of Christ. He was a 1969 Bellmont High school graduate. He was a member of the Decatur Masonic Lodge 571 F&A.M., American Legion Post 207 in Willshire, Moose Lodge 1311, Redman Lodge and Eagles Lodge 2653. He worked in maintenance, was an electrician and welder. He was in the Army National Guard.