Archive - Obituary
September 25th, 2012
William G. Strait Sr, 93, Portland, died Monday.
Among survivors are his wife, Betty J. Wagner; two sons, Bill Strait Jr of Monroe, and Phillip Strait of Portland; and two daughters, Donna (Gerald) Manor of Portland, and Donna Strait of Portland.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday at Baird-Freeman Funeral Home in Portland.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday.
Burial will follow in Bluff Point Cemetery.
Janet K. McAlhaney, 63, of Monroe, passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2012, in the Extended Care Unit of Woodcrest.
She was born in Decatur on March 16, 1949, to the late Denver Jack and Bernice (Fennel) Gray.
On August 29, 1969, she married Leland McAlhaney; he survives in Monroe.
Janet was a member of The Bridge Community Church in Decatur and had retired from Woodcrest.
Rufine C. Neuenschwander, 92, of Berne, died Saturday in Adams Memorial Hosptial.
Among survivors are two sons, James A. (Louise) Neuenschwnder and Mark (Jeanene) Neuenschwander, both of Berne; daughers, Rebecca (William) Lehman, Kingman, Ind.; Susan (Frank) Lehman of Berne; Martha Jane (Larry) Uhrick of Wolcottville; and Sandra (Gene) Bradley of Evansville.
Mary Jeanette Speece, 88, of Poneto, passed away at 10:24 a.m. on Friday, September 21, 2012, at her residence.
She was born in Wells County on March 11, 1924, to the late Benjamin Franklin “Frank” and Veda G. (Masterson) Conner.
On November 21, 1962, she married Kenneth G. Speece in Bluffton; he preceded her in death on November 29, 1973.
Marian A. (Ringger) Meyer Hedrick, 75, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2012.
Raised in Grover Hill, Ohio, Marian attended Grover Hill High School where she graduated as salutatorian; she then graduated with honors from Defiance College in 1958.
David G. MacLean, 81, of Decatur died on September 16, 2012, in Lutheran Hospital. David served in the United States Air Force. He was self-employed selling Americana Books.
He is survived by a brother, Don MacLean, of Springfield, IL.
Graveside services were held Thursday at Decatur Cemetery. Arrangements were by Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Edward Diaz, 87, of New Lenox, Ill., died Wednesday in Hazel Crest, Ill.
Among survivors are two daughters, Gloria J. Tomchek of New Lenox,Ill., and Dorothy F. Marnell of Mattsen, Ill., and a son Robert L. Diaz of South Holland, Ill.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at Yager-Kirchhofer F. Home, Berne, with visitation one hour prior to services.
Burial will be in the MRE Cemetery, Berne.
Rosemary Holthouse, 92, formerly of Decatur, died on January 23, 2012 in Joliet, Illinois.
She was born in Decatur on July 8, 1920, to the late Fredrick (Frickle) Fullenkamp and Esther Corbett Fullenkamp.
Rosemary married Louis A (Jack) Holthouse; he died September 24, 1998.
Rita A. Moore, 81, of Bluffton, passed away at 9 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at River Terrace Estates.
Rita was born May 4, 1931, in Decatur to Robert L. Osterman and Virginia R. (Keller) Osterman. She married David E. Moore on June 5, 1954 in Decatur; he survives.
Wayne E. Frock, 56, of rural Monroe, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Allen County on October 23, 1955, to Robert (Sara) D. Frock, New Haven, and the late Betty Ann (Liebert) Peck.
He married Sherrill A. Myers on June 28, 1975; she survives in rural Monroe.