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April 26th, 2012

Patsy R. Hawkins

April 26, 2012

    Patsy R. Hawkins, 78, of Decatur, passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, in Lutheran Hospital.
    She was born on Wednesday, June 14, 1933, in Decatur, the daughter of the late Jesse and  Elta (Hawk) Case.
    She married Virgil L. Hawkins on April 14, 1951, in the United Brethren in Christ Church, in Decatur; he passed away on January 16, 2010.
    Patsy was a homemaker.

Ivan M. Walters

April 26, 2012

    Ivan M. Walters, 84, of Decatur, passed away at 10:20 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital.
    He was born December 28,1927, in Van Wert, Ohio, to the late Stanley and Freida (Schaadt) Walters.
    He married Mary Bess Weyant on November 7,1948; she survives.
    He retired after being self-employed, a member of the Portland Elks, and served as a past-president for the Portland Chamber.

April 25th

Patsy R. Hawkins

April 25, 2012

    Patsy R. Hawkins, 78, of Decatur, died at 2:49 p.m. Tuesday in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. 
    Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home Decatur.

Zachary Wendell McKee

April 25, 2012

    Zachary Wendell McKee, 27, of Ossian, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2012. 
    He was born on January 7, 1985, to Mark and Julie (Hammond) McKee. 
    He was a recent graduate of IPFW after studying Political Science. He served in Iraq and Afghanistan with the U.S. Marine Corps. 
    Surviving family include his parents; siblings Luke McKee of Ossian and Megan (Alex) Schantz of Bluffton; and grandmothers Betty McKee of Ossian and Vera Hammond of Decatur. 

Wilbur F. Selking

April 25, 2012

    Wilbur F. Selking, 91, of Decatur, passed away at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at Ossian Health Care.
    He was born January 25, 1921, in Adams County, to the late Martin and Maria (Ehlerding) Selking.
    He married Martha C. Franke, from Wells County, on January 31, 1942, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church rural Ossian; she passed away on February 2, 2001.

Larry David Starlin

April 25, 2012

    Larry David Starlin, 69, of Marion,  died April 19 at the Veteran Administration Medical Center in Marion. 
    He married Gedda (Runyon) Starlin. Among survivors are his mother, Ruth E. Starlin of  Dunkirk; son, John Paul (Marvella) Starlin of Las Vegas; daughter, Rachel Ann Starlin of Punta Gorda, Fla.; son, Coulter Quinn (Delilah) Starlin of Portland; and daughter, Gail Elizabeth Starlin of Indianapolis.

April 24th

Lester W. Mitchel

April 24, 2012

    Lester W. Mitchel, 93 of Roanoke passed away early Saturday morning, April 21, 2012 at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    Mr. Mitchel worked at City Light & Power in Decatur and then retired from Indiana/Michigan Power Co. in 1983 after 49 years.

Wanda J. Eyanson

April 24, 2012

    In Friday's edition, the names of two surviving sons, and one deceased daughter, were inadvertently omitted from the obituary of Wanda J. Eyanson.
    Not listed were Edward A. Eyanson of Columbus, Ga.; James R. Eyanson of Celina, Ohio; and Janet Rhodes.

Zachary Wendell McKee

April 24, 2012

    Zachary Wendell McKee, 27, of Ossian, died Sunday.
    Arrangements are pending at Elzy-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, Ossian.

April 23rd

Herbert M. Miller

April 23, 2012

    Herbert M. Miller, 86, of Chattanooga, Ohio, died on Saturday at Lutheran Hospital.
    Among survivors are his wife, Florence Schumm; and a brother, Carl Laverne (Martha) Miller of Monroe.
    Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford, and one hour prior to services at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

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