Archive - Obituary
June 19th, 2012
Donald E. Light, 84, of Paynesville, Michigan, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012.
He was born in Decatur on March 6, 1928, to the late Grady and Nina (Swartz) Light.
He married Stella Nurkkala on September 15, 1962.
Among survivors are his wife, Stella, of Paynesville; a daughter, Gwen (Jeff) Young of Witchita, Kan.; a brother, Gerald (Winnie) Light of Decatur; and a sister, Irene Agler of Evansville.
He was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.
Helen M. Thieme, 83, of Decatur, passed away at 1:43 a.m. on Monday, June 18, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born on Tuesday, June 11, 1929, in Wells County, to the late Orval P. and Edith C. (Bowman) Barger.
Helen married Otto W. A. Thieme on February 11, 1950, in Immanuel Lutheran Church; he survives.
She was an active member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church as a Sunday School teacher and was involved with the Ladies Society.
Michael Jauregui, 92, of Ossian, passed away on Thursday June 14, 2012.
He was born on April 8, 1920, in Illinois, to the late Simon and Apalonia (Conde) Jauregui.
Roger L. Kelsey, 73, of Monroe, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Wednesday, June 22, 1938, in Adams County, to the late Clair and Mildred (Miller) Kelsey.
He married Glenna J. Bladen on April 26, 1975; she survives.
Roger served in the U.S. Army from 1961-1963 and was a member of the Salem Community Church, the American Legion Post No. 43, and the NRA.
Christian J. "Chris" Liechty, 83 , of Berne, died Sunday in Swiss Village.
Among survivors are his wife, Betty (Steiner) Liechty; son, Mike (Elaine) Liechty of Geneva; daughters, Audrey (Dan) Chapman of Carmel; and Lori (Jud) Myers of Berne.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at First Mennonite Church.
Burial will be in MRE Cemetery.
Richard K. Schnitz, 89, of Decatur, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
He was born in Decatur on Tuesday, November 21, 1922, the son of the late Merrill N. and Florence L. (Snyder) Schnitz.
He married Helen B. Brown on November 13, 1943, in Bluffton; she passed away on September 18, 2011.
Roger A. Stevens Sr., 69, of Decatur, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2012, at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation, Fort Wayne.
He was born in Adams County on Thursday, July 9, 1942 to the late Lloyd E. and Serena E. (Evans) Stevens.
Roger married Arlene K. Stetler on April 9, 1966; she survives.
He retired from Decatur Casting after 30 years of service.
Randy L. Wilson, 50, of Bryant, passed away at 12:23 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, in Raliegh, N.C.
He was born in Wells County on March 8, 1962, to the late Robert L. Wilson and Bessie L. (Vanover) Wilson; she survives in Quincy, Michigan.
Randy was a 1980 graduate of Southern Wells and was a self employed carpenter working with Clean Fuels of Indiana. He loved to do woodworking.
Teresa A. Keller, 48, of Decatur, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Decatur, on July 1, 1963, to Vernon W. and Judith K. (Thieme) Witte.
She married Matthew J. Keller on August 3, 2011; he survives.
Teresa was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church where she worked as a custodian and for St. Peter Immanuel School as well.
Ruth A. Gage, 73, of Decatur, died at her residence on Wednesday, June 13, 2012.
Ruth was born in Adams County on October 20, 1938, to the late Alfred and Rose (Faurote) Rauch.
On May 31, 1958, she married Theodore W. “Ted” Gage; he preceded her in death on April 7, 2006.