Archive - Obituary
October 10th, 2011
Donald J. Dick, 76, a former longtime resident of rural Decatur, died Friday at 6:50 p.m. in The Laurels of Shane Hill at Rockford, Ohio. He had resided there for two and a half years.
He was born on August 1, 1935, in Adams County to Albert and Virgil L. Andrews Dick.
He married Mary M. Thatcher on February 16, 1957, in Willshire, Ohio; she survives.
He was a graduate of Adams Central High School and retired from International Harvester (now Navistar) after 30 years.
Leslie W. Janes, 61, of rural Howe, died October 6 at home.
He was born to Leslie D. and Virginia Bryant Janes.
Among survivors are his wife, Charlotte; a son, Kelly Janes of Sturgis, Michigan; a daughter, Michelle Janes of Sturgis; and a sister, Mrs. Jim (Pam) Clem of Decatur.
A graveside funeral service was held on Sunday at Brushy Chapel Cemetery of Wolcottville, Indiana.
Arrangements were by Carney-Frost Funeral Home of LaGrange.
Nora A. Parker, 76, of Fort Wayne, died at 9:40 a.m. on September 28 at her residence.
She was born on December 29, 1934, in Decatur.
She married Robert N. Parker, who survives.
She was a homemaker and a faithful servant of Jehovah God.
Juanita V. (Walters) Wells, 89, of Decatur, died on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, in her villa at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
Juanita was born in Ohio City, Ohio, on August 31, 1922 to Stanley D. and Frieda C. (Schaadt) Walters.
On August 2, 1947, she married Carlton R. Wells. He preceded her in death.
Juanita retired in March of 1982 with 39 years of service as a clerk for International Harvester in Fort Wayne.
Johanna C. Rafert Buuck, 97, a former resident of the Decatur area, died at 12:04 p.m. Monday in Van Wert In-Patient Hospice Center at Van Wert, Ohio.
She was born on February 11, 1914, in New Haven to Rev. H.B. and Lydia Boettcher Kohlmeier.
She was married twice: first to Wilfred Rafert on December 25, 1936, who died on November 18, 1963, and then to Erwin Buuck on February 12, 1972, who died on January 3, 1982.
Annabelle Fralick, 90, of Convoy, Ohio, died at 2:02 p.m. on Monday, October 3, 2011, in CHP In-Patient Hospice Center at Van Wert, Ohio.
Annabelle was the daughter of Home Franklin and Violet Addie Engle Rummel. She was born on October 31, 1920, at the family's farm on Wolfcale Rd., rural Convoy.
Juanita V. Wells, 89, of Decatur, died today at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
Johanna C. Rafert Buuck, 97, a former Decatur resident, died on Monday at Van Wert In-Patient Hospice Center of Van Wert. Ohio.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Kenneth J. Brunsman, 48, of Wyoming, Ohio, died Wednesday in Hospice of Cincinnati.
He was born to Dr. Tom and Betty S. Brunsman, who survive.
Other survivors are his wife, the former Marla McSwain of Decatur; two children, Kelsey D. and Brady J. Brunsman; and a sister, Mrs. Jim (Susan) Owen.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Wyoming Presbyterian Church, with visitation from 6-8 p.m. on Monday in Mueller Parker Funeral Home at Mason, Ohio.
Jacob K. Hilty, 87, of rural Berne, died Sunday at the James Hilty residence, rural Berne.
He was born in Adams County on December 27,1923, to John K. and Katie Coblentz Hilty.
Survivors include his wife, Lydiann; three daughters, Mrs. Marvin (Martha L.) Hilty of rural Berne, Mrs. Andy (Edna) Stutzman of rural Monroe, and Susan Hilty of rural Berne; and six sons, LaVerne L., David L., Jerry, and James Hilty, all of rural Berne; LeRoy Hilty of rural Monroe; and Paul Hilty of rural Decatur.