Archive - Obituary
September 12th, 2012
Beatrice Lavaughn Johnson, 107, of Decatur, passed away on Monday, September 10, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born in Adams County on April 16, 1905, to the late Harvey and Cora (Lee) Stetzel.
Lavaughn married Teddy J. Sudduth; he died December, 1960. She then married Lester Johnson; he died August, 1980.
She was a member of the former Decatur Nazarene Church and was a homemaker.
D. Joseph Wilder, 75, of rural Decatur, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, September 11, 2012.
Joe was born in Adams County on April 3, 1937, to the late Arthur B. and Helen I. (Tricker) Wilder.
On August 9, 1958, he married Ruth A. Lengerich; she survives in rural Decatur.
Joe was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society. He worked for Central Soya (Bunge) for 46 years, retiring in 2002; he also retired from farming.
V. Marcille (Davis) Dear, 77, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Adams County, passed away at 1:40 a.m. on Monday, September 10, 2012, at her residence, after a battle with leukemia.
She was born on Wednesday, May 29, 1935, in Geneva.
Mrs. Dear was an extreme gardener and she enjoyed sketching, gourmet cooking and sewing.
Beatrice Lavaugn Johnson, 107, died Monday at Woodcrest Nursing Center. Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Betty L. Moser, 83, of Berne, passed away September 10, 2012, in Berne.
She was born to the late Earl E. and Alma L. (Raudenbush) Sipe on December 28, 1928, in Adams County.
Betty married Nelson A. Moser on February 28, 1953.
James R. Borchers, 91, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2012, at Christian Care Center in Bluffton.
Jim was born on November 17, 1920, in Rockford, Ohio, to the late Glenn D. and Sophia M. (Schiller) Borchers.
On August 28, 1947, he married Wanda G. (Priddy) Borchers; she survives in Decatur.
Jim was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church and a lifelong spiritual leader. He served the local Christian community in various capacities throughout his life.
Candido V. Castro Jr., 83, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday at his residence.
Among survivors are his wife, Margot M. Castro of Fort Wayne; and two stepdaughters, Eva M. Torres and Aurea E. Hachett, both of Fort Wayne.
Visitation will be from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home. A mass of Christian burial will be held at noon on Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2213 Brooklyn Ave., Fort Wayne, with visitation from 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Betty L. Moser, 83, Berne, died today.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Gretchen I. (Garwood) Pasternak, 54 of Decatur, died Friday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Among survivors are her husband, Martin Pasternak of Decatur; three sons, Chris (Diane) Sutton and Leonard Sutton, both of Decatur; and Martin Pasternak Jr. of Gwinnett County, Ga.; and one daughter, Jinger Sandy Ann Pasternak of Gwinnett, Ga.
A memorial visitation will be held from 2-3 p.m. today at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
(No funeral services were listed.)
Mary O. Razo, 83, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born on September 9, 1929, in Paulding, Ohio, to the late Floyd and Carmen (Morales) Ortiz.
On October 17, 1947, she married Genaro Razo; he died on October 11, 1996.
Mary was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Hispanic Society and the Rosary Society. She worked as a homemaker.