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June 18th, 2012

Richard K. Schnitz

June 18, 2012


    Richard K. Schnitz, 89, of Decatur, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    He was born in Decatur on Tuesday, November 21, 1922, the son of the late Merrill N. and Florence L. (Snyder) Schnitz.
    He married Helen B. Brown on November 13, 1943, in Bluffton; she passed away on September 18, 2011.

Roger A. Stevens Sr.

June 18, 2012

    Roger A. Stevens Sr., 69, of Decatur, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2012, at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation, Fort Wayne.
    He was born  in Adams County on Thursday, July 9, 1942 to the late Lloyd E. and  Serena E. (Evans) Stevens.
    Roger married Arlene K. Stetler on April 9, 1966; she survives.
    He retired from Decatur Casting after 30 years of service.

Randy L. Wilson

June 18, 2012

    Randy L. Wilson, 50, of Bryant, passed away at 12:23 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, in Raliegh, N.C.
    He was born in Wells County on March 8, 1962, to the late Robert L. Wilson and Bessie L. (Vanover) Wilson; she survives in Quincy, Michigan.
    Randy was a 1980 graduate of Southern Wells and was a self employed carpenter working with Clean Fuels of Indiana. He loved to do woodworking.

June 15th

Teresa A. Keller

June 15, 2012

    Teresa A. Keller, 48, of Decatur, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    She was born in Decatur, on July 1, 1963, to Vernon W. and Judith K. (Thieme) Witte.
    She married Matthew J. Keller on August 3, 2011; he survives.
    Teresa was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church where she worked as a custodian and for St. Peter Immanuel School as well.

June 14th

Ruth A. Gage

June 14, 2012

    Ruth A. Gage, 73, of Decatur, died at her residence on Wednesday, June 13, 2012.
    Ruth was born in Adams County on October 20, 1938, to the late Alfred and Rose (Faurote) Rauch.
    On May 31, 1958, she married Theodore W. “Ted” Gage; he preceded her in death on April 7, 2006.

Holly B. Gerber

June 14, 2012

    Holly B. Gerber, 67, of Bluffton, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at her residence.
    She was born in Chicago on December 5, 1944, to the late G. Ralph and Dorothy (Rhoades) Martin.
    On June 30, 1990, she married Cary J. Gerber in Bluffton; he survives.
    Holly was a homemaker and a 1963 graduate of Morton High School.

Irene L. Gresley

June 14, 2012

    Irene L. Gresley, 91, of Monroeville, passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at the Village of Heritage.
    She was born July 29, 1920, in Allen County, to the late Martin F. and Ida L. (Boerger) Fuelling.
    On July 12, 1946, she married Emmet M. Gresley in St. Peter Lutheran Church; he passed away November 11, 1994.
    Irene was a homemaker and a lifelong member of St. Peter Lutheran Church.

June 13th

Betty A. Peck

June 13, 2012

    Betty A. Peck, 76, of Woodburn, passed away at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, in the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne after having been ill since March.
    Betty was born on Tuesday, June 9, 1936, in Elizabeth, Indiana, the daughter of the late Lyle L. Liebert and Anna (McCollum) Liebert.
    She married Wayne R. Peck on April 6, 1962, in St. Paul Lutheran Church-Gar Creek; he passed away on May 24, 2000.

June 12th

Anthony Jon Liechty

June 12, 2012

    Anthony Jon "Tony" Liechty, 73, of Berne, died Sunday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Among survivors are his wife, Stephanie Liechty; and daughter, Kelly Liechty of Madison, Wisconsin.
    A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, with visitation prior to the service beginning at 10 a.m.

Jerry K. Price

June 12, 2012

    Jerry K. Price, 76, passed away Friday, June 8, 2012, with family by his side at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston after a nearly five-month battle with leukemia.
    He was born on October 10, 1935, to Roy and Margaret (Hudson) Price, in Decatur, where he remained a connected member of the community long after moving to New Orleans and later Houston.

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