Archive - Obituary
March 21st, 2011
Chalmer R. Sorgen, 90, of Berne, died Sunday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born to Carl and Firsta Feasby Sorgen.
Surviving are a sister, Arleda M. Sorgen of Berne, and two nieces, Sally Stucky of Fort Wayne and Mari J. Muselman of Phoenix, Arizona.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne, with burial in MRE Cemetery, rural Berne. Visiting hours are 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Mary Alice Whitright, 88, of Decatur, passed away at 8:08 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born November 29, 1922, in Adams County to John A. and Mary (Bernard) Kintz.
She married Harold E. “Beany” Whitright on July 12, 1943; he passed away on October 1, 1991.
Donald C. Barkley, 81, of Decatur, died at 9:24 a.m. Wednesday in Adams Memorial Hospital after an illness lasting one year.
He was born on January 14, 1930, in Allen County to Alpha M. and Florence A. Foust Barkley.
He married Linda L. Smalley on October 24, 1958, in rural Berne; she survives.
He retired as an auto salesman for Morningstar Auto Sales in Decatur following many years of service. He was a member of Mt. Zion United Brethren Church.
Ivan Nevil, 72, of Geneva, who once served as Indiana's State Fire Marshall, passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born on Friday, March 3, 1939, in Geneva to Roy and Emma Jane Jack Nevil.
Mr. Nevil was a 1957 Geneva High School graduate and attended Ball State University at Muncie.
Donald Barkley, 81, of Decatur, died Wednesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Tony R. “Moss” Beery, 58, of Decatur, died at his residence on March 15, 2011.
Tony was born on September 22, 1952, in Decatur to the late Marvin L. and Leona L. (Boley) Beery.
Tony retired on January 3, 2011, from Bunge North America.
He was a member of American Legion Post 43 and Moose 1311, both in Decatur, and served in the United States Army Reserve.
Margaret O. Kuhn, 103, formerly of Decatur, died at 9:05 a.m. Wednesday in Christian Care Center at Bluffton.
She was born on October 28, 1907, in Willshire, Ohio to John M. and Jennie F. Hileman Byer.
She married Carl J. Kuhn on June 16, 1935 in Huntington, Indiana; he passed away on August 20, 1993.
Ivan L. Nevil, 72, of Geneva, who served as Indiana's State Fire Marshall and was a member of the Geneva Fire Department for more than 50 years, died Wednesday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.
Evelyn E. Roth, 93, of Hudson, Indiana, died Tuesday.
She was born in Berne on August 29, 1917, to John and Gladys Farlow Ludy.
Among survivors are a son, Alan R. Roth of Auburn.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Backesto Cemetery of rural Berne. There is no visitation. Funeral arrangements were by Johnson Funeral Home at Hudson.
William Howard Michaels, 73, of rural Decatur, passed away on Sunday, March 13, in the intensive care unit of Parkview Hospital at Fort Wayne.
He was born in Decatur on November 12, 1937, to Marion Michaels and Alice Gerber Michaels.