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July 9th, 2012

Edward L. Summers

July 9, 2012

    Edward L. Summers, 98, of Decatur, passed away at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2012, at his residence.
    He was born on Saturday, June 20, 1914, in Decatur, to the late Lloyd E. and Rose E. (Hoffman) Summers.
    Ed married Kathryn L. Reef on August 4, 1948; she passed away on July 27, 1992.

Doris J. Terveer

July 9, 2012

    Doris J. Terveer, 87, of Upland, California, formerly of Decatur, passed away on July 1, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family.
    She was born on October 28, 1924, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late William P. and Rose A. (Bialkowski) Derichs.
    She married John B. Terveer, M.D., on October 30, 1948; he died on October 7, 1997. 

July 6th

Harriett Maxine Perry

July 6, 2012

    Harriett Maxine Perry, 84, of Fort Wayne, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at New Haven Health & Rehab.
    Born in Harlan, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Mabel Loucks.
    She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Theodore “Ted” Perry; daughters, Linda (Charles) Ellis of Fort Wayne, and Connie (Bill) Landrum and Wendy (Paul) Miller, both of Decatur, and Roxana (Warren) Imbody of Churubusco.

Timothy P. Reidenbach

July 6, 2012

    Timothy P. Reidenbach, 58, of Bluffton, passed away suddenly on Thursday morning, July 5, 2012, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
     Tim was born on May 25, 1954, to Paul W. Reidenbach & Bonnie L. (Nash) Reidenbach.  He graduated from Bluffton High School with the class of 1972, where he played football, basketball and ran track.  He was the owner/operator of T.P.R. Enterprises for the last 30 years.

Doris J. Terveer

July 6, 2012

    Doris J. Terveer, 87, of Upland, California, formerly of Decatur, died on July 1.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Julia J. Wenger

July 6, 2012

    Julia J. "Judy" Wenger, 81, of Decatur, passed away at 3:15 a.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2012, at her residence, following a month-long illness.
    Judy was born on Thursday, November 13, 1930, in Denver, Colorado, to the late Calvin and Catherine (Case) Smith.
    She married Norman Wenger on June 18, 1949, in Bluffton; he survives in Decatur.

July 5th

Fern L. Lough

July 5, 2012

    Fern L. Lough, 65, of Decatur, passed away at 6:15 p.m. on July 3, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital.
    She was born on August 12, 1946, in Adams County, to the late Theodore and Treva (Rash) Mihm.
    Fern married John W. Lough on November 2, 1966; he died on November 1, 2007.

Ruth E. Schwartz

July 5, 2012

    Ruth E. Schwartz, 91, of Berne, died Wednesday at Swiss Village.
    Among survivors are daughters Jocelyn (James) Blum and Amy (Ken) Troutman, both of Fort Wayne, and a son, Ted (Lana) Schwartz of Berne.
    Visitation will be Sunday from 4-7 p.m. in Swiss Village Chapel, and one hour prior to services on Monday at 11 a.m., also in the chapel.
    Burial will be at MRE Cemetery, Berne.
    Arrangements were by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

July 3rd

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.

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