Archive - Obituary
November 21st, 2012
Virginia Madeline Dicke, 82, of Ohio City, Ohio, died at 9:33 a.m., Sunday at the Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert.
She was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio, on January 31, 1930, to the late Frank and Mary (Rinehart) Veit.
On June 5, 1948, she married Donald Willis Dicke; he preceded her in death on August 18, 2008.
Sandra J. Strickler, 77, of Willshire, Ohio, passed away at 6:51 a.m. on Monday, November 19, 2012, at Convoy Care Center in Convoy, Ohio.
Sandra was born in Chattanooga, Ohio, on Friday, April 5, 1935, to the late Kenneth and Gertrude (Baker) Hoblet.
She married Lester L. Strickler on October 24, 1953, in Chattanooga; he passed away on March 25, 1995.
Sandra was a homemaker and had been in nursing for 22 years for Dr. Merrill Osborn.
Sandra J. Strickler, 77, of Willshire, Ohio, died Monday morning in the Convoy Caren Center.
Arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.
Paul D. Switzer, 87, of Van Wert, Ohio, passed away at 3:10 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, 2012, at Hearth & Home Assisted Living, in Van Wert.
He was born in Ohio City, Ohio, on Thursday, May 28, 1925, to the late Dean and Esther (Putman) Switzer.
On July 31, 1953, he married Ella Franz in St. Peter Lutheran Church-Fuelling, rural Decatur; she survives in VanWert.
Orpha M. Young, 91, of Decatur, passed away at 8:35 p.m. on November 18, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born in Wells County on April 3, 1921.
Orpha married Marion Oliver Young on March 24, 1942; he passed away on November 27, 1977.
Among survivors are her son, Paul Eugene Young; son, Howard DeWayne Young; daughter, Amy (Dennis) Alberding; sister, Pauline Shaffer, all of Decatur; and two grandchildren.
James E. Bowyer, 76, Fort Wayne, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly after a brief battle with cancer on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center.
He served his country in the United States Army.
James married Arlene P. Nicklow on Oct. 12, 1960, in Republic, Pennsylvania. They celebrated 52 years of marriage this past October.
Marilyn Elizabeth Sailors, 85, of Walton, Ind., passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 15, 2012, in Bradenton, Florida.
Born July 30, 1927, in Walton, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Thelma (Barnett) Bishop.
She was married February 6, 1948, in the Ninth St. Christian Church parsonage in Logansport, Ind., to John T. "J.T." Sailors; he preceded her in death May 29, 2012.
Ellen L. Springer-Thieme, 92, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born in Adams County on Monday, May 31, 1920, to the late Fred E. and Elsie M. (Franz) Fuelling.
Ellen married Forrest A. Springer on November 10, 1945; he passed away on May 24, 1984. On January 26, 2002, she married Harold E. Thieme; he survives in Decatur.
Marilyn Sailors, 85, of Walton, Ind., mother of Julia (Larry) Grogg, Decatur, died Thursday in Bradenton, Fla.
Arrangements are pending at Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport.
Viola M. Ray, 95, of Muncie, passed away Monday, November 12, 2012, at Albany Health and Rehabilitation Center after a short illness.
She was born in BoBo, Ohio, on December 11, 1916, to the late Dennison and Daisy L. (Gause) Krick.
Viola moved to Muncie in 1944. She was a member of Southside Church of the Nazarene.