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October 7th

Joseph M. Miller

October 7, 2014

    Joseph M. Miller, 90, passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Decatur.
    He was a World War II U.S. Army Air Corp Veteran and worked as a Technician with G.T.E. for 30 years, retiring in 1978. After retiring he owned and operated his own electrical company.
    He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and American Legion Post 296.

October 6th

Richard J. Schmit

October 6, 2014

    Richard J. “Smitty” Schmit, 65, Geneva, passed away at 6:58 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital. He was born in Decatur Tuesday, June 28, 1949.

Charlene M. Shoup

October 6, 2014

    Charlene M. Shoup, 80, Decatur, passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital. Charlene was born in Decatur Dec. 4, 1933, to the late Charles D. and Mabel (Ladd) Eyanson. She married Robert Shoup Oct. 31, 1953; he survives.

Magdalene E. Butcher

October 6, 2014

    Magdalene E. Butcher, 101, Decatur, died Friday, Oct.3, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center. She was born in Adams County Jan. 3, 1913, to the late John Henry and Ida (Egly) Borne. On Aug. 8, 1935, she married Robert C. Butcher; he preceded her in death Oct.7, 1998.
  She was a member a St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, the Faith Circle and the Historical Club.

Roderick Edwin Farmer

October 6, 2014

    Roderick Edwin Farmer, 72, Rockford, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at the Laurels of Shane Hill.
    Surviving are his second wife, Yvonne Beeks; one daughter and two step-sons: Anita Renee (Kevin) Morton of Rockford, Ohio; Dave (Kazumi) Grimm of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jon Grimm of Nampa, Idaho. A brother, John (Judy) Farmer of Rockford, also survives, along with five grandchildren.

October 3rd

Magdalene E. Butcher

October 3, 2014

    Magdalene E. Butcher, 101, Decatur, died Friday. Arrangements are pending Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Richard J. Schmit

October 3, 2014

    Richard J. “Smitty” Schmit, 65, Geneva, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home.

Dixie E. Hurst

October 3, 2014

    Dixie E. Hurst, 74, Decatur, passed away at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at her residence.
    She was born in Decatur Tuesday, May 14, 1940, to the late Joe and Mae (Blount) Garner. She married Robert L. Hurst May 16, 1958, in Pleasant Mills; he passed away Sept. 21, 2009.
    Dixie was a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur. She was a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

October 2nd

Dixie Hurst

October 2, 2014

    Dixie Hurst, 74, Pleasant Mills, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.

October 1st

Roger Bentz

October 1, 2014

    Roger Bentz, 93, Berne, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at Lutheran Life Villages, Fort Wayne.
    He was born March 10, 1921, in Adams County to the late Charles and Cora Yake Bentz. He married the late E. Jane Liechty on Dec. 17, 1943.

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