Archive - Obituary
August 10th, 2011
Herbert Eugene "Herb" Fruchte, 81, of Monroe, died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at home of natural causes.
He was born on December 2, 1929, in Decatur to Albert and Elma Christman Fruchte.
He married Clisty Rich on August 6, 1950; she survives.
He graduated from Decatur High School in 1947 and was the second person hired at the CTS Corp. plant in Berne, where he had a long career as an engineer from 1959 until retirement.
J. Ann McDougal, 71, formerly of rural Decatur, died on Sunday at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
She was born to Joseph F. and Lena M. Savieo Bowyer.
Among survivors are three sons, Gil R. McDougal of Martinsville; Gregory A. McDougal of Fort Wayne; and Geoffrey J. McDougal of Greenwood; and one brother, James Bowyer of Fort Wayne.
Michael C. Schwartz, seven days old, of rural Decatur, died Monday in Dupont Hospital at Fort Wayne.
He was born on August 1 to Joseph S. and Rebecca S. Christner Schwartz.
Aside from his parents, survivors include six brothers, Paul, Neal, Nathan, Merlin, Matthew, and Sam Schwartz, all at home.
Rex E. Bovine, 75, of Decatur, died at his residence on Thursday, August 4, 2011.
Rex was the son of William E. and Jeanette (Hunt) Bovine. He was born on March 24, 1936, in Adams County.
Rex worked for Zollner Piston Co. in Fort Wayne for 38 years and retired in 1998. He served his country in the United States Army from 1954-1956 and was a member of American Legion Post 43, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6236, and Elks Lodge 993, all of Decatur.
Larry L. Couch, 68, of Union City, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2011, in Union City Care Center after a short illness.
He was born on November 25, 1942, in Bainbridge, Ohio, to Grant and Vivian Elliott Couch, who are deceased.
He worked for Applegate Steel and Fence Co. and was also a carpenter.
William H. Via, 90, of Portland, died on Thursday in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare.
He was born to Walter and Ruth Collier Via.
Among survivors are his wife, Pauline; a daughter, Mrs. Bill (Linda) Zimmerman of Portland; and two sons, Dennis Via of Decatur and Danny Via of Monticello, Kentucky.
A private family funeral service will be held, with burial in Salamonia Cemetery. Visiting hours are 1-3 p.m. Sunday in Baird-Freeman Funeral Home, Portland.
Brock Steven Walker of Decatur was stillborn at 5:44 a.m. Friday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
He was born on August 5 in Fort Wayne to Kyle and Mercy Klarke Walker, who live in Decatur.
Other survivors are two brothers, Jack and Holt Walker, at home; the maternal grandmother, Angela R. Klarke of Bluffton; and the paternal grandparents, Rev. Steven and Nancy Walker of Fort Wayne.
A private family service will be held at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Rose Ann H. Wengerd, 46, of rural Geneva, died on Sunday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
She was born on September 18, 1964, in Adams County to Ben and Lovina Hilty Schwartz, who live in rural Monroe.
Rex E. Bovine, 75, of Decatur, died at home on Thursday.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
Olive M. Taylor, 85, formerly of Decatur, died on August 3, 2011, at Convoy Care Center in Convoy, Ohio.
She was born on July 26, 1926 in Granite City, Illinois, to William C. and Ruth E. (Lewis) Bilyeu.
She married B. Lee Taylor on January 29, 1944. He preceded her in death on January 31, 2002.
Olive was a graduate of the University of Louisville and a homemaker and had attended Crossroad Church in Decatur.