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July 3rd, 2012

Calvin E. Beitler

July 3, 2012

    Calvin E. Beitler, 86, of Berne, died Sunday in Fort Wayne.
    Among survivors are his wife, Alberta (Schenkel) Beitler; sons, David (Diane) Beitler of Berne and Thomas (Cindy) Beitler of Plymouth, Wisc.; and daughters, Rebecca (Joe) Liechty of Fort Wayne, and Jill (Tony) Miller of Richmond, Ind.
    Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, and one hour prior to services. Funeral services are Friday at 10:30 a.m.
    Burial will be in the MRE Cemetery.

Melvin G. Bixler

July 3, 2012

    Melvin G. Bixler, 86, a Berne businessman, passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, July 2, 2012, at his residence.
    He was born in Geneva to the late Benjamin and Iva Belle (Harden) Bixler on May 5, 1926.
    Melvin married Joan (Baumgartner) Bixler on June 16, 1946; the couple recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary.

July 2nd

Lois A. Ball

July 2, 2012

    Lois A. Ball, 69, of Decatur, passed away at 12:12 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at her residence.
    She was born on July 4, 1942, in Allen County, to the late Ralph I. and Esta B. (Trader) Otis.
    She married Jesse P. Ball on January 1, 1959; he died on February 14, 1988.
    She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur. Lois operated her own local cleaning service.

Calvin E. Beitler

July 2, 2012

    Calvin E. Beitler, 86, of Berne, died on Sunday. 
    Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

Melvin G. Bixler

July 2, 2012

    Melvin G. Bixler, 86, of Berne, died this morning. 
    Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

Betty J. Boggs

July 2, 2012

    Betty J. Boggs, 83, a resident of rural Churubusco and mother of Decatur resident Deena (Arthur) Sloffer, passed away at 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at the family residence in Green Township following an extended illness.
    Mrs. Boggs was born in Smith Township in Whitley County on May 14, 1929, the daughter of Orlando and Lela N. (Shlater) Geiger. She spent her formative years in the Churubusco-area and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1947.  

Herman E. Fosnaugh

July 2, 2012

    Herman E. Fosnaugh, 95, of Berne, died on Saturday at Swiss Village.
    Among survivors are two sons, Corwin (Ann) Fosnaugh of Berne and Jerry (Pat) Fosnaugh,  of Fort Wayne; and a daughter, Donna (Robert) Bockover of Riverside, California.
    Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. today in the Swiss Village Chapel. Funeral services are Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church.
    Burial will be in MRE Cemetery, Berne.

June 29th

Vernon W. Luginbill

June 29, 2012

    Vernon W. Luginbill, 80, of Decatur, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He was born on October 30, 1931, in Mercer County, Ohio, to the late Roy and Goldie (Bollenbacher) Luginbill.
    On December 12, 1954, he married Martha Jane Bollenbacher; she preceded him in death on September 12, 2004.

Clinton D. Steury

June 29, 2012

    Clinton D. Steury, 88, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday.
    He is survived by his wife, Ruth J. Steury of Fort Wayne; son, Wesley (Cindy) Steury of Fort Wayne; daughters, Ann (Allen) Tomlinson of Merrimack, N.H., and Rhonda (Barry) Culbertson of Fort Wayne.
    Visitation is 3-7 p.m. on Saturday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne, and from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, at First Missionary Church, 701 W. Rudisill Blvd, Fort Wayne.

Larry L. Thieme

June 29, 2012

    Larry L. Thieme, 49, of Decatur, was found deceased in his semi-truck in Kilgore, Texas, apparently from natural causes, on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. His death was unexpected.
    He was born on Wednesday, September 19, 1962, in Decatur, to the late Raymond and Esther (Werling) Thieme.
    Larry was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur.

 

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