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December 14th

Robert E. Gavin

December 14, 2012

    Robert E. Gavin, 76, of Decatur, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2012, at 2:43 a.m. in the Lutheran Hospital.
    He married Barbara J. (Burdg) Gavin on February 6, 1982 in Decatur; she survives in Decatur.
    Bob served his country in the United States Army and was a member of the American Legion Post 43, Moose 1311, and VFW all in Decatur. He had worked for Yost Prestress, Automatic Sprinkler Corporation, and drove truck for ATL, until retiring in 2008.

December 13th

David B. Alderman

December 13, 2012

    David B. Alderman, 50, Decatur, died Wednesday.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Harold E. Gray III

December 13, 2012

    Harold E. Gray III, 60, of Decatur, died at his residence on Wednesday, December 12, 2012.
    He was born in Teaneck, N.J., on September 16, 1952, to Harold E. and Estelle (Torterella) Gray II.
    On January 17, 1981 he married Jane Reinhart; she survives in Decatur.
    Harold retired from Sprint with 31 years of service and had been working presently as a manager at Moble King.

Gladys M. Kukelhan

December 13, 2012

    Gladys M. Kukelhan, 85, of Decatur, passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    She was born in Allen County on Thursday, September 1, 1927, to the late Herman E. and Hortense (Flaharty) Fiedler.
    She married Albert Kukelhan on April 12, 1947; he passed away on February 9, 2001.

Brother Norbert Lengerich

December 13, 2012

    Brother Norbert Lengerich, 84, of Austin, Texas, passed away on December 1, 2012,  at St. David’s Rehabilitation, Austin.
    He was born on June 9, 1928, the youngest of 13 children of Anthony and Gertrude (Kintz) Lengerich of Decatur. The family had a farm in the area.
    Norbert was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Church in Decatur, and he attended St. Joseph Elementary School and St. Joseph High School in Decatur as well, graduating from high school in1946.

December 12th

Thomas William Adler

December 12, 2012

    Thomas William Adler, 96, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He was born in Adams County on November 21, 1916, to the late Carl and Theresa (Baltzell) Adler.
    On May 3, 1941, he married Dorothy H. (Howard) Adler; she preceded him in death on July 2, 2009.

Georgianna C. Converset - Bowers

December 12, 2012

    Georgianna C. (Engle) Converset - Bowers, 95, of Fort Wayne, died Tuesday morning.
    Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.

Marilyn A. Kirchner

December 12, 2012

    Marilyn A. Kirchner, 62, of Decatur, died on Monday, December 10, 2012, at her daughter’s residence.
    She was born in Decatur on August 8, 1950, to the late John and Lucille (Lengerich) Brite.
    Marilyn was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Women of St. Mary. She was also a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge 1311 and Eagles Lodge. She was a nurse at Village of Heritage and Comfort Keepers.

December 11th

M. Judy Hebble

December 11, 2012

    M. Judy Hebble, 73, of Decatur, died Monday, December 10, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Judy was born in Adams County on September 23, 1939, to the late Cecil A. and Margaret L. (Ashbaucher) Melchi.
    On June 1, 1958, she married Harry H. Hebble Jr.; he preceded her in death on February 14, 2003.
    Judy was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She retired in 1986 from United Telephone Company as a telephone operator. She was also a homemaker.

Marilyn A. Kirchner

December 11, 2012

    Marilyn A. Kirchner, 62, of Decatur, died Monday.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

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