Archive - Obituary
April 10th, 2012
Delores E. Rickord, 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012, at University Park Nursing Center, in Fort Wayne.
Born in the Belgian Congo, in Africa, Delores worked in the plastics industry for 12 years before retiring in 1988. She was a member of Super Sixties at Blackhawk Baptist Church and the Fifty Plus group at First Assembly of God. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.
Phylis J. Fisher, 82, Fort Wayne, died Thursday in Florida.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Charlotte E. Vera, 101, of Decatur, passed away Friday, April 6, 2012.
She was born to Walter L. and Lulu (Triplett) Vera on October 1, 1910, in Dunkirk, Indiana.
Dorothy Elizabeth White, 97, of Willshire, Ohio, died Saturday in Van Wert County Hospital.
Among survivors are her son, Robert White of Decatur, and daughter, Karen (Ronald) Heiser of Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold D. White, and one daughter.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford, Ohio, and one hour prior to the services there on Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Joan T. Heimann, 84, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne.
Born in Decatur, Joan worked with Southwick Cafeteria for 16 years before retiring in 1991.
Lew E. Heiser, 70, of Decatur, passed away Monday, April 2, 2012, at his residence.
He was born in Allen County on July 20, 1941, to the late Ray E. and Pansey (Biggs) Heiser.
Lew worked for Schwartz Ford and McDonald's.
Among survivors are his brother, Howard D. (Patricia) Heiser; brother-in-law Ted Douglas; several nieces and nephews; and friend Mike Harmon of Decatur.
Jane Ann Zander, 88, of Decatur, died Wednesdayin Lutheran Life Villages, Fort Wayne.
Among survivors are her son, Ralph Zander of Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard G. Zander.
Visitation will be Monday, April 9, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, and one hour prior to services Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Decatur.
Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery.
Phillis M. Hunter, 87, Bluffton, died Wednesday in Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
Among survivors are her husband, John “Jack” Hunter.
Phillis was a beautician in Decatur and Bluffton for 55 years.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Thoma/Rich, Chaney & Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Burial will follow in Six Mile Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to services.
Donna Y. Lloyd, 75, of Berne, formerly of Geneva, died Wednesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Among survivors are her son, John B. (Rose) Lloyd of Berne; and daughter, Theresa Vance of Bryant.
A memorial service will be held at a later date .
Arrangements were made by Walker and Glancy Funeral Home, Montpelier.
Carole A. Waltmire, 71, of Decatur, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born on Tuesday, June 18, 1940, in Monroeville, the daughter of the late Olen A. and Ruth M. (Johnson) Murchland.
She married Russell E. Waltmire on August 9, 1958, in Monroeville; he survives.
Carole retired in 1984 from Central Soya.