Archive - 2014 - Obituary
Wilbert W.M. Thieme, 86, Decatur, passed away on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Adams County on Wednesday, April 18, 1928, to the late Charles E.W. and Flora L. (Gallmeier) Thieme. He married Ella L. Roehm on August 27, 1950 in the Zion Lutheran Church in Schumm, Ohio; she survives.
Jerry Dean Hardesty III entered eternal life at birth on Oct. 25, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital. Jerry was the son of Jerry Dean Hardesty Jr. and Kayln T. (Eyanson) Hardesty.
Among survivors are maternal grandparents, Christiana L. and Donald R. White; paternal grandmother, RaeJean Hardesty; maternal great-grandmother, Cheryl A. Eyanson; maternal great-great-grandmother, Shirley A. Clark, all of Decatur; and numerous aunts and uncles.
One of the greatest people we have ever known is now sitting next to Jesus in Heaven. Judy (Butler) Murray, 65, passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at the University of Michigan Medical Center. She battled cancer for many years, but instead it was a heart problem that took her from us.
Darrell W. Hendricks, 70, formerly of Decatur, died Saturday.
Lorraine J. McKean, 91, Berne, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Swiss Village.
Among survivors are two sons, Richard “Dick” (Janet) McKean of Berne; and William “Bill” (Linda) McKean of Berne; two daughters, Carol (James) Buckingham of Geneva; and Barb (Gregg) Sprunger of Berne; sister, Elmira Wulliman of Berne; 10 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
Maxine T. Jauregui, 79, Decatur, died on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Maxine was born in Littleton, Maine on Nov. 17, 1934, to the late Elbridge and Hazel (Wiley) Elliott. On September 15, 1954, she married Joseph R. Jauregui.
Maxine was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Women of St. Mary’s. She was also a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
Rosella Mae Rekeweg, 83, Decatur, passed away at 1:48 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Adams Woodcrest, where she had been a resident since September.
Rosella was born in Decatur Friday, Oct. 31, 1930, to the late Reinhard and Wilma (Wefel) Werling. She married her husband of 63 years, Edgar William Rekeweg, Oct. 6, 1951, in St. Paul Lutheran Church-Preble; he survives in Decatur.
Maxine T. Jauregui, 79, Decatur, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Christopher Douglas Copeland, 44, of Geneva, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Among survivors are his wife, Amanda (Vaughn) Copeland of Geneva; mother, Lola Irene Smith of Livingston, Tenn.; two sons, Mitchell Douglas and Christopher Jacob Copeland, both of Geneva; daughter, Evana Stella Copeland of Geneva; two brothers, Jeff Copeland and Jamie (Marsha) Vaughn, both of Livingston; and sister, Melanie Breeding of Livingston.
Carol Ann Timmons, 50, Monroe, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Bluffton on Oct. 4, 1964, to the late Bob and Martha (Heller) Walburn. Carol married Tim Timmons in Bluffton on Oct. 24, 1987; he survives.