Archive - Obituary
September 15th, 2014
Bonita “Bonnie” Heare, 80, of Decatur, formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest in Decatur. Bonnie was born in Berne, July 28, 1934, to the late Chester and Esther (Bollenbacher) Heare.
She was a nurse in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and in Arizona. She also was involved in various volunteer efforts.
Bonnie is survived by one brother, John Heare of Stockton, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Wallace E. “Wally” Hertel, 91, Decatur, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest Retirement Community.
Wally was born in Burlington, Wis., Friday, April 13, 1923, to the late Frederick W. and Anna (Schroeder) Hertel. He married Wanda M. Busse Dec. 13, 1947, in Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur; she survives.
Wally served his country in the United States Navy during World War II, where he served in the Western Pacific.
Nolan Dean Koons, 76, Linn Grove, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Fort Wayne.
Survivors include his wife, Annette Nona (Gerber) Koons; three sons, James (Marsha) Koons of Ossian, Jeffrey (Sondra) Koons of Berne, Jason (Lisa) Koons of Huntington; two daughters, Jeralynn (Stanley) Reiber of Minneola, Fla. and Jolene (Mark) Letanosky of Avon Lake, Ohio; brother, Norman (Liz) Koons of Decatur; and 13 grandchildren.
John A. Kintz, 79, Decatur, died this morning. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Steven S. Sprunger, 75, Berne passed away Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at Chalet Village.
Survivors include three sons, Carl D. Sprunger of Pennville, Daniel J. Sprunger of Stuart, Fla. and Steven (Stephenie) Sprunger of Berne; sister, Jane Mann of Berne; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, with Pastor Larry Eads officiating. Burial will be in MRE Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Steven S. Sprunger, 75, Berne, died Thursday evening. Arrangements pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Mary Jane West, 86, Decatur, passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2014, at Swiss Village in Berne. She was born in Corn, Okla., Dec. 28, 1927, to the late Aaron and Mary Wiens.
She retired from General Electric.
Among survivors are four sons, Jim Berry of Sparks, Nev., Don West, Tony West and Jeff West of Decatur; two daughters, Jean (Troy) Roberts of Fort Wayne and Bev Berry of Decatur; 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchidren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Berneice A. Mailloux, 80, Monroe, passed away Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at her residence. She was born in Elliot, N.D., May 13, 1934, to the late Melvin and Noma (Imboden) Strahm. On Oct. 20, 1953, she married her husband of 60 years, Neil Mailloux; he survives.
She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and its Rosary Society. She was a homemaker and worked at C.T.S. for 17 years.
Susan Emma (Young) Miller, 67, Decatur and formerly of Huntington and Fort Wayne, passed away Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest Retirement Community.
She was born in Huntington Friday, Aug. 15, 1947, to the late Harry Frederick and Lorene May (Williams) Young.
Noel Thomas Miller Jr., our dearly loved son, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away into the arms of Jesus his Savior after a valiant battle with cancer. He was 58 years young.
He was born in Van Wert Aug. 3, 1956, to Nancy Jane (Carson) Miller of Van Wert and the late Dr. Noel Thomas Miller.