Archive - Obituary
January 27th, 2014
Michael P. Rapp 61, Decatur, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born in Springfield, Ohio, Oct. 15, 1952, to the late Clarence and Phyllis (Pollock) Rapp. He married Carla J. Smitley Aug. 17, 1978; she survives.
Mike attended Grace Fellowship Church and was a member of the American Legion Post 43. Mike was employed at E.P.C. in Geneva. He served his country in the United States Army.
Sister Irene Lengerich, CSA, formerly, Sister Mary Theodore, died peacefully Jan. 24, 2014, at St. Francis Home in Fond du Lac, Wis.
Irene was born June 30, 1917, in Decatur, to the late Theodore and Josephine Bentz Lengerich. Irene had three brothers and seven sisters, two of whom were also Sisters of St. Agnes.
Dwight L. Hirschy, 76, Decatur, passed away Jan. 25, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born July 28, 1937, to the late Amos and Rosalene (Marsh) Hirschy. He married Doris Coon Aug. 1, 1959; she survives.
Eileen R. Stauffer, 91, Berne, died Monday.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Shirley Hawkins, 71, Fort Wayne and a former longtime resident of Decatur, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in the Summit City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne.
Shirley was born Wednesday, April 22, 1942, in Hutchinson, Kans., the daughter of the late Earl and Dolly (Jennings) Green. She married the late Charles Hawkins April 1, 1972, in Great Bend, Kans.; he passed away Dec. 4, 2000.
Mary Joan (Leitz) Edington, 84, Fort Wayne, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home.
She was born Sept. 24, 1929, the daughter of the late Raymond P. and Estella (Parks) Leitz.
When Mary was 10 years old, the family moved to Decatur and she graduated from Decatur High School in 1947. She married James Robert Edington in 1949; they lived in Bluffton until the family moved to Fort Wayne in 1960.
As a mother, Mary Lou Jesionowski, 84, made extraordinary sacrifices to give her children life, love and inspiration. She passed away at 12:30 a.m. January 21, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Home.
V. W. “Bun” Affolder, 94, Decatur, passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at his residence with family present.
He was born Friday, Feb. 21, 1919, in Van Wert County, Ohio, the son of the late William and Lovina (Egger) Affolder. Bun married Phyllis R. Houk Oct. 19, 1941, in Hoagland; she passed away Nov. 22, 1993. He then married Alice C. (Holle) Moses, April 8, 1995, in Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur; she survives.
Patricia Bienz, 79, Washington Court House, Ohio, passed away Jan. 19, 2014, at Fayette County Memorial Hospital, Washington Court House.
She was born Oct. 10, 1934, in Decatur, to the late Cecil and Vera Draper Gause.
Patricia had worked for Washington City Schools as a library aide for 25 years. Patricia was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, and loved to play bridge and watch basketball, especially the Indiana Hoosiers.
Marcyle A. Gibson, 90, Monroeville, passed away at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in the St. Anne Home and Retirement Center in Fort Wayne.
Marcyle was born Monday, Aug. 27, 1923, in Decatur, the daughter of the late Martin and Margaret (Kriegel) Braun. She married the late Robert L. Gibson May 21, 1949; he passed away on Dec. 18, 2004.
Marcyle was a member of the St. Rose Catholic Church in Monroeville. She was a homemaker and a nurse.