Archive - Obituary
April 27th, 2012
George Lacatis, 83, of Decatur, passed away at 9 a.m.Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
He was born September 20, 1928, in Dearborn, Michigan, to the late Flore and Catherine (Cosma) Lacatis.
George retired from General Motors in 1989 after 30 years of service in Ypsilanti, Mich.
Catherine K. Schwartz, 77, of Monroe, passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on Wednesday, September 12, 1934, in Adams County, to the late Sam K. and Sylvia (Springer) Schwartz.
She married Atlee M. Schwartz on Thursday, March 21, 1957.
Mrs. Schwartz was a member of the Old Order Amish.
Patsy R. Hawkins, 78, of Decatur, passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, in Lutheran Hospital.
She was born on Wednesday, June 14, 1933, in Decatur, the daughter of the late Jesse and Elta (Hawk) Case.
She married Virgil L. Hawkins on April 14, 1951, in the United Brethren in Christ Church, in Decatur; he passed away on January 16, 2010.
Patsy was a homemaker.
Ivan M. Walters, 84, of Decatur, passed away at 10:20 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital.
He was born December 28,1927, in Van Wert, Ohio, to the late Stanley and Freida (Schaadt) Walters.
He married Mary Bess Weyant on November 7,1948; she survives.
He retired after being self-employed, a member of the Portland Elks, and served as a past-president for the Portland Chamber.
Patsy R. Hawkins, 78, of Decatur, died at 2:49 p.m. Tuesday in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home Decatur.
Zachary Wendell McKee, 27, of Ossian, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2012.
He was born on January 7, 1985, to Mark and Julie (Hammond) McKee.
He was a recent graduate of IPFW after studying Political Science. He served in Iraq and Afghanistan with the U.S. Marine Corps.
Surviving family include his parents; siblings Luke McKee of Ossian and Megan (Alex) Schantz of Bluffton; and grandmothers Betty McKee of Ossian and Vera Hammond of Decatur.
Wilbur F. Selking, 91, of Decatur, passed away at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at Ossian Health Care.
He was born January 25, 1921, in Adams County, to the late Martin and Maria (Ehlerding) Selking.
He married Martha C. Franke, from Wells County, on January 31, 1942, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church rural Ossian; she passed away on February 2, 2001.
Larry David Starlin, 69, of Marion, died April 19 at the Veteran Administration Medical Center in Marion.
He married Gedda (Runyon) Starlin. Among survivors are his mother, Ruth E. Starlin of Dunkirk; son, John Paul (Marvella) Starlin of Las Vegas; daughter, Rachel Ann Starlin of Punta Gorda, Fla.; son, Coulter Quinn (Delilah) Starlin of Portland; and daughter, Gail Elizabeth Starlin of Indianapolis.
Lester W. Mitchel, 93 of Roanoke passed away early Saturday morning, April 21, 2012 at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Mr. Mitchel worked at City Light & Power in Decatur and then retired from Indiana/Michigan Power Co. in 1983 after 49 years.
In Friday's edition, the names of two surviving sons, and one deceased daughter, were inadvertently omitted from the obituary of Wanda J. Eyanson.
Not listed were Edward A. Eyanson of Columbus, Ga.; James R. Eyanson of Celina, Ohio; and Janet Rhodes.