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July 6th, 2012

Julia J. Wenger

July 6, 2012

    Julia J. "Judy" Wenger, 81, of Decatur, passed away at 3:15 a.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2012, at her residence, following a month-long illness.
    Judy was born on Thursday, November 13, 1930, in Denver, Colorado, to the late Calvin and Catherine (Case) Smith.
    She married Norman Wenger on June 18, 1949, in Bluffton; he survives in Decatur.

July 5th

Fern L. Lough

July 5, 2012

    Fern L. Lough, 65, of Decatur, passed away at 6:15 p.m. on July 3, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital.
    She was born on August 12, 1946, in Adams County, to the late Theodore and Treva (Rash) Mihm.
    Fern married John W. Lough on November 2, 1966; he died on November 1, 2007.

Ruth E. Schwartz

July 5, 2012

    Ruth E. Schwartz, 91, of Berne, died Wednesday at Swiss Village.
    Among survivors are daughters Jocelyn (James) Blum and Amy (Ken) Troutman, both of Fort Wayne, and a son, Ted (Lana) Schwartz of Berne.
    Visitation will be Sunday from 4-7 p.m. in Swiss Village Chapel, and one hour prior to services on Monday at 11 a.m., also in the chapel.
    Burial will be at MRE Cemetery, Berne.
    Arrangements were by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

July 3rd

Calvin E. Beitler

July 3, 2012

    Calvin E. Beitler, 86, of Berne, died Sunday in Fort Wayne.
    Among survivors are his wife, Alberta (Schenkel) Beitler; sons, David (Diane) Beitler of Berne and Thomas (Cindy) Beitler of Plymouth, Wisc.; and daughters, Rebecca (Joe) Liechty of Fort Wayne, and Jill (Tony) Miller of Richmond, Ind.
    Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, and one hour prior to services. Funeral services are Friday at 10:30 a.m.
    Burial will be in the MRE Cemetery.

Melvin G. Bixler

July 3, 2012

    Melvin G. Bixler, 86, a Berne businessman, passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, July 2, 2012, at his residence.
    He was born in Geneva to the late Benjamin and Iva Belle (Harden) Bixler on May 5, 1926.
    Melvin married Joan (Baumgartner) Bixler on June 16, 1946; the couple recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary.

July 2nd

Lois A. Ball

July 2, 2012

    Lois A. Ball, 69, of Decatur, passed away at 12:12 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at her residence.
    She was born on July 4, 1942, in Allen County, to the late Ralph I. and Esta B. (Trader) Otis.
    She married Jesse P. Ball on January 1, 1959; he died on February 14, 1988.
    She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur. Lois operated her own local cleaning service.

Calvin E. Beitler

July 2, 2012

    Calvin E. Beitler, 86, of Berne, died on Sunday. 
    Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

Melvin G. Bixler

July 2, 2012

    Melvin G. Bixler, 86, of Berne, died this morning. 
    Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

Betty J. Boggs

July 2, 2012

    Betty J. Boggs, 83, a resident of rural Churubusco and mother of Decatur resident Deena (Arthur) Sloffer, passed away at 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at the family residence in Green Township following an extended illness.
    Mrs. Boggs was born in Smith Township in Whitley County on May 14, 1929, the daughter of Orlando and Lela N. (Shlater) Geiger. She spent her formative years in the Churubusco-area and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1947.  

Herman E. Fosnaugh

July 2, 2012

    Herman E. Fosnaugh, 95, of Berne, died on Saturday at Swiss Village.
    Among survivors are two sons, Corwin (Ann) Fosnaugh of Berne and Jerry (Pat) Fosnaugh,  of Fort Wayne; and a daughter, Donna (Robert) Bockover of Riverside, California.
    Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. today in the Swiss Village Chapel. Funeral services are Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church.
    Burial will be in MRE Cemetery, Berne.

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