Archive - Obituary
June 11th, 2014
Keith L. Brandt, 74, Fort Wayne, died Tuesday.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Anthony (Tony) J. McBride, born May 11, 1953, died at home at 2 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2014, after an extended illness.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosie (Baker) McBride (9-1-1998), father, James A. McBride (12-12-2001), and brother, Michael J. McBride (8-5-1995).
Surviving are five sisters, Patricia, Peggy, Phyllis, Teresa and Betty, and two brothers, Jim and Richard.
Jeanne K. Kelley, 87, Decatur, died Monday, June 9, 2014, at Chalet Village in Berne.
She was born April 14, 1927, in Wyandotte, Mich., to the late Jesse and Birdie (Hoffman) Schug.
Jeanne married Richard L. Kelley March 8, 1947; he preceded her in death July 13, 2001.
Jeanne retired from Decatur Industries after 24 years of service. She was a former member of the Women of the Moose.
Robert L. "Bob" Chandler, 84, Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Coventry Meadows.
He was born Tuesday, August 13, 1929, in Washington, Ind., the son of the late Loran M. and Vonda (Holsapple) Chandler-Smith.
He married Ann (Lehrman) Schinnerer Sept. 24, 1983, in Fort Wayne; she survives. Bob served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict.
Cash Steven Walker was stillborn June 8, 2014.
Arrangements are by Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Vera M. (Bauer) Doty, 90, former of Decatur and Fort Wayne, died Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Allentown, Pa.
She was born in Union Township, Adams County, the daughter of the late Edwin and Clara (Lehrman) Bauer.
She was the wife of the late Nelson G. Doty.
Vera lived in Indiana until 2012. She worked as an educational secretary for Decatur High School, Bellmont High School and Fort Wayne North Side High School. Vera was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
William Russell Burk, 68, Ohio City and formerly Van Wert, Ohio, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center following a battle with cancer.
He was born May 5, 1946, in Van Wert to the late Russell A. and Minnie E. (Wooderson) Burk.
William had been employed at Decatur Casting for 27 yeras and later at Securitas.
He graduated in 1965 from Van Wert High School. William was an advid CB’er with the handle “Swamp Fox.”
Ruth Ann Maldeney, 75, Decatur, passed away at 6 a.m. Sunday, June 8, 2014, at her residence.
She was born Thursday, Dec. 29, 1938, in Allen County, the daughter of the late Henry S. and Cecilia (Hoffman) Renninger. Ruth Ann married her husband of 54 years, Richard E. Maldeney, April 30, 1960, in St. Joseph Catholic Church-Hessen Cassel; he survives.
Mildred E. Bird, 87, Decatur, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at her residence. â€¨
She was born Sunday, Oct. 17, 1926, in South Norwalk, Conn. the daughter of the late Henry J. and Hazel M. (Arnold) Deysenroth.
She married John W. “Bill” Bird Sr. Dec. 15, 1945; he passed away Jan. 21, 1993. â€¨
Infant David Schwartz, Berne, was stillborn at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday.
Survivors include his parents, Henry B. and Emma A. Schwartz; four brothers and two sisters, all of Berne.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Blue Creek Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by Downing and Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva.