Archive - Obituary
October 11th, 2012
Berniece M. Brittsan, 92, of Wren, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born in Monroeville on Sunday, March 28, 1920, to the late Frank H. and Ethel M. (Van Buskirk) Laudahn.
Berniece married Russell D. "Pete" Brittsan on November 19, 1939, in Monroeville; he passed away on September 24, 1994.
Robert L. Clark Sr., 79, passed away on Friday, October 5, 2012, in the comfort of his home.
He left behind a wife, brother, seven children, 17 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by us all.
In loving memory of Robert L. Clark Sr., the family and Midwest Funeral Home and Cremation Society of Fort Wayne will conduct a memorial on Saturday, October 13, from 10 a.m.-noon, at the Church of Decatur Lighthouse, 8727 US 27, with a luncheon after the service.
Trae Scott Findley, 27, of Decatur died at his residence on Sunday, October 7, 2012.
He was born in Lakeview, Mich., on November 25, 1984. to the late Richard G. Garcia Sr. and Sherry R. Kamps.
Trae formerly worked for Dean’s.
Ruth Freed, 84, of Decatur, died at her residence on Monday, October 8, 2012.
She was born in Youngstown, Ohio, to Naomi and Hugh Easton on March 15, 1928.
Ruth married Russell E. Freed on June 11, 1954, at Pleasant Grove United Presbyterian Church in Youngstown. Russell preceded her in death on November 5, 1971.
On Sunday, October 7, 2012 , Marguerite L. "Kitty" Von Gunten, 92, of Berne, went to be with her heavenly father on her 92nd birthday.
She was born to the late Frank and Joanna (Suman) Kitson on October 7, 1920.
Kitty married Paul Von Gunten on September 12, 1941; he survives.
She was a member of the First Mennonite Church where she taught Sunday school, was a member of Women in Mission, and was on the charter committee that started children's church.
Marjorie L. (Gase) Sardella, 82, a resident of Woodcrest Nursing Home, went to be with the Lord this 6th day of October, 2012.
She was the daughter of Anthony P. and J. Edna (Miller) Gase.
Marjorie was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and she retired from United Telephone Company in 1978 after 30 years of service.
Marguerite L. “Kitty” Von Gunten, 92, of Berne, died Sunday at Swiss Village.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Mildred H. Reber
Mildred H. Reber, 86 of Decatur, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, October 5, 2012.
She was born in Adams County on June 22, 1926, to the late Robert and Fannie (Pence) Wemhoff.
Mildred was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Women of St. Marys. She was a formerly employee of the Adams County Park & Recreation Department.
Thomas L. Schell, 66, of Decatur, died at Adams Memorial Hospital on Thursday, October 4, 2012.
Tom was born in Decatur on July 8, 1946, to the late James Schell and Harriet (Moser) Schell Williamson.
On August 27, 1966 he married Barbara K. Reed.
Tom was a member of St Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 864. He retired from McIntosh in Berne with 25 years of service, and from the City of Decatur with 20 years of service.
Harlow Ray Fletcher, 73, of Berne, peacefully passed away Thursday, October 4, 2012, at his home while surrounded by his family.
He was born on September 12, 1939, in New London, Wis., to Ray and Eilene Fox Fletcher.
Harlow married Carolyn Shoemaker on June 3, 1963.