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April 27th, 2012

Betty M. Beitler

April 27, 2012

    Betty M. (Leimenstoll) Beitler, 87, of Decatur, died Friday, April 27, 2012, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
    Betty was born in Adams County, on July 17, 1924, to the late John and Irene (Denny) Myers.
    On November 8, 1953, she married Lloyd Leimenstoll; he died March 10, 1975.
    She married Harry Beitler on August 5, 1981; he died May, 1991.

George Lacatis

April 27, 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

April 27, 2012

    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.

April 26th

Patsy R. Hawkins

April 26, 2012

    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

April 26, 2012

    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.

April 25th

Patsy R. Hawkins

April 25, 2012

    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

April 25, 2012

    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

April 25, 2012

    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

April 25, 2012

    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.

April 24th

Lester W. Mitchel

April 24, 2012

    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.

 

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