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April 7th, 2014

Raymond A. Saalfrank

April 7, 2014

    Raymond A. Saalfrank, 86, Hoagland, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014, at Lutheran Life Villages at Pine Valley. 
    He was born Thursday, March 22, 1928, in Allen County, son of the late Carl and Carla M. (Judt) Saalfrank.

April 3rd

Lena P.E. Fleming

April 3, 2014

    Lena Paula Emelia (Sauer) Fleming, 97, Decatur, passed away in December 2013, and was interred in Decatur Cemetery.
    Due to a family illness services were delayed until this time.
    A memorial visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, with a Celebration of Life Remembrance beginning at 3 p.m.
    Preferred memorials are to Zion Lutheran Church or Family Life Care.

April 2nd

Ann A. Bieberich

April 2, 2014

    Ann A. Bieberich, 75, Decatur, passed away Monday afternoon at her residence unexpectedly.
    Ann was born Thursday, Aug. 4, 1938, in Allen County, the daughter of the late Romey and Treva (Barkley) Ruble. 
    She married Donald L. Bieberich July 6, 1957, at Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur; he passed away April 6, 2009.
    Ann was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Decatur.

Joanne M. Cole

April 2, 2014

    Joanne M. Cole, 76, (Joanne Marie Margaret Warren Cole — you’re here now!), Decatur, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Joanne was born April 29, 1937, in Holyoke, Mass., to Arthur and Madalyn (Howe) Warren.
    She was formerly married to Roger Cole for 25 years.

Bonnie E. Frantz

April 2, 2014

    Bonnie E. Frantz, 78, Eloy, Ariz. and Bluffton, died March 15, 2014, at Hospice Family Care in Casa Grande, Ariz.
    A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Poneto Baptist Church with Pastor Alan Crull officiating. Visitation hours are 10-11 a.m., with services at 11 a.m.
    Mrs. Frantz was born March 17, 1935, in Berne, to Beryl and Florence Harman. On Sept. 3, 1969, she married the love of her life, Larry Frantz Sr., who passed away January 25, 2012.

Marjorie J. Grove

April 2, 2014

    Marjorie June Grove, 87, Bluffton, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at her residence.
    June was born June 13, 1926, in Sulphur Springs, to George and Virginia (DeHart) Hunt.
    She graduated from Peru High School in 1944 and from Ball State Teachers College in 1948 with a Bachelor of Science degree in English. She graduated with a double major in English and history.
  June married Donald Jean Grove Dec. 31, 1949, in Peru. He preceded her in death in October of 1995.

April 1st

Joanne M. Cole

April 1, 2014

    Joanne M. Cole, 76, Decatur, died Monday.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
 

Thomas F. Eichhorn

April 1, 2014

    Thomas F. Eichhorn Jr., 62, Fort Wayne, passed away at 2:28 a.m. Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. His death was unexpected and followed a brief illness.
    Tom was born Monday, Dec. 17, 1951, in Decatur, the son of the late Thomas F. and Leota Madge (Waldron) Eichhorn Jr.  
    He was a member of the Moose Lodge 1311 and the Eagles Lodge 2653, both in Decatur. Tom was a graduate of Bellmont High School and attended ITT, studying automotive mechanics.

Richard F. Linn

April 1, 2014

    Richard F. Linn, 89, Decatur, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    He was born Aug. 5, 1924, in Decatur, son of  the late Joseph S. and Mildred Cleo (Roop) Linn.
    He married Colleen Miller Aug. 1, 1947.

March 31st

Nola M. Ellenberger

March 31, 2014

    Nola M. Ellenberger, 86, Geneva, passed away at 1:40 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Swiss Village in Berne. 
    She was born Friday, Feb. 03, 1928, in Jefferson Township, Adams County to the late Eugene Clinton and Iva May (Irwin) Charleston. 
    She married the late Kenneth W Ellenberger Sunday, May 05, 1946, in Geneva. 
    Nola was a homemaker and a charter member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxillary in Geneva. She loved flowers.  

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