Archive - Obituary
February 21st, 2011
Donald E. Kipfer, 84, of Bluffton, died at 3:55 p.m. Friday in Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
He was born on August 10, 1926, in Adams County to David and Fannie Reinhart Kipfer.
He married Norma Jean Lautenschleger in Decatur on March 25, 1950; she survives.
He was a group leader at Franklin Electric Corp. in Bluffton for 30 years, until retiring in 1988. He also worked for Steve's Landscaping for 10 years.
Robert Junk died on January 26 at Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville, Maryland.
Mr. Robert Junk was born on September 2, 1920, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was the last surviving of the 14 children of John and Ellen (Kintz) Junk.
He was a member of Precious Blood Parish and a 1939 graduate of Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne.
John W. Friedt, 56, of Decatur, passed away at 9:26 a.m. on Thursday, February 17, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born on December 12, 1954, in Adams County to Kenneth W. and Ina Jane (Adams) Friedt.
John married Mary C. Lindahl on June 29, 1974.
Samuel M. "Sam" Wickey, 73, of Berne, died Wednesday at home.
He was born on March 2, 1937, in Adams County to Dan S. and Mary C. Schwartz Wickey.
Among survivors are his wife. Amanda; four sons, Sam Wickey of Denver, Colorado; Dan Wickey of Hutchinson, Kansas; and Henry and Paul Wickey of Linn Grove; and six daughters, Mrs. Tim (Ruth) Gage and Marie Bauman of Decatur; Susan Cummings of Alabama; Mrs. Stuart (Amanda) Bailey of Geneva; Mrs. Kenny (Kate) Lairson of Berne; and Mary Fryback of Fort Wayne.
Samuel "Sam" Wickey, 73, of Berne, died today at home.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
Kenneth L. "Bummy" Baumgartner, 72, of Bluffton, died Friday in Parkview Hospital at Fort Wayne.
He was born in Adams County to Russell L. and Pauline Clowser Baumgartner.
Among survivors are his wife, Susie; three sons, Kevin Baumgartner of Decatur; Kerry Baumgartner of Garrett; and Greg Norris of Ossian; and two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Kendra) Mendez of Decatur and Angela Norris of Bluffton.
Raymond L. Berry Sr., 68, of Geneva, died Friday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born to Willian D. and Mary H. Taylor Berry.
Among survivors are his wife, Julia; two daughters, Annette Berry of Berne and Mrs. Murlin (Kelly) Criner of Decatur; one son, Raymond L. Berry Jr. of Bluffton; and three sisters, Mary Scott and Janet Evans of Berne and Bonnie Reusser of Celina, Ohio.
Lillian M. Bertsch, 80, of Bluffton, died on Friday in Christian Care Center.
She was born to John J. and Lydia Gerber Fiechter.
Among survivors are her husband, Walter W. Bertsch; two sons, Lonnie Bertsch of Decatur and Tom Bertsch of Bluffton; and two daughters: Mrs. Jeff (Jodi) Towle of Ossian and Mrs. Wayne (Jeanne) Steffen of Decatur.
Amanda E. Schwartz, 2, of rural Berne, died Sunday in St. Vincent Hospital at Indianapolis.
She was born on October 24, 2008, in rural Berne to Enos E.S. and Wilma M. Schwartz Schwartz.
Among survivors are her parents; five sisters, Katherine, Wilma, Sylvia, Ester, and Bertha Schwartz, all at home; and four brothers, Jonathon, Menno, Enos, and Jacob Schwartz, all at home.
Raymond L. Berry Sr., 68, of Geneva, died today in Adams Memorial Hospital
Funeral arrangements are pending at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.