Archive - Obituary
January 14th, 2014
Carol A. Selking, 68, Decatur, passed away at 2 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at her residence following a brief illness and surrounded by her family.
Carol was born Thursday, March 1, 1945, in Ashland, Ohio, the daughter of the late Arthur and Alma (Kinsey) Pipes. She married Ronald L. Selking Sept. 11, 1965, in St. Paul Lutheran Church- Preble; he survives.
Alice "Sally" Bittner, 98, Decatur, passed away Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.
L. Pearl Yoder, 95, Berne, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Swiss Village.
She was born Oct. 28, 1918, the daughter of Ray and Marie (Ritenour) Butcher. She married the late Marion Yoder April 1, 1939.
Pearl was a member of Cross Community Church. She worked for Naas Food Co., Geneva, as a lab technician for 30 years. She also was a waitress for the Coffee Shop and a clerk in the Swiss City Hardware. Pearl was an active member of the Berne Garden Club for many years.
Walter F. Baker, 97, Decatur, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Walter was born Dec. 27, 1916, in Adams County to the late Frank C. and Mary B. (Dorney) Baker.
He married Kathleen R. Heimann Nov. 24, 1945;she preceded him in death Jan. 29, 2009.
Bernadette L. Engle, 46, Decatur, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at her residence. Bernie had been battling cancer for nine years.
She married Tad E. Engle Dec. 31, 2000; he survives.
Bernadette is survived by by her mother, Thelma Bowles of Fort Wayne; one son, Joshua Engle, at home; a stepson, Jason Engle of Decatur; and four sisters, Yolanda VanRite of Seoul, Korea, Kimberly (E.J.) Williams of Rockford, Mich., Deborah Bowles of Landover, Md. and Christina (John) Elbers of Rockford, Ill.
Walter F. Baker, 97, Decatur, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Robert H. Boyle, 75, Decatur, died at Adams Memorial Hospital Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.
Robert was born Aug. 2, 1938, in Huntington, to the late Edwin J. and Helen L. (Cull) Boyle. He married Rosalie Owens June 3, 1961; she survives.
Marilyn B. Dafforn, 82, Fort Wayne, passed away Jan. 6, 2014.
She was born Aug. 2, 1931, in Fort Wayne, daughter of the late Andrew A. and Norma L. (Bandelier) Yoquelet.
Bernadette L. Engle, 46, Decatur, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.