Archive - Obituary
October 28th, 2011
Phyllis Martin, 83, of Leo-Cedarville, a former Decatur resident, died on Wednesday at The Cedars, a nursing home.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
Kenneth L. Pyle, 64, of Delphi, Indiana, passed away at 11:28 a.m. on Friday, October 21, 2011, at his home after a year-long battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
He was born on March 24, 1947, in Warsaw, Indiana, to Everette and Agnes Norr Pyle, who are deceased.
Ken was a 1965 graduate of Adams Central High School at Monroe.
On November 30, 1968, he married Irene Flora at her parents' home near Delphi. She survives.
Janet M. Roughia, 83, of Decatur, died at 8:17 a.m. Wednesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born on September 9, 1928, in Fort Wayne to Chester and Blanche Byer Bryan.
She was married to Arnold R. Roughia for more than 50 years; he passed away on April 29, 2004.
Alan Lee Hendricks, 59, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2011, in Fort Wayne.
Born in Decatur, Alan was an Indiana Air National Guard veteran who retired from B.F. Goodrich after 37 years.
He loved his family and grandchildren and enjoyed fishing and being outdoors.
Lucile M. Gelzleichter, 91, of Fort Wayne, a former Decatur resident, died on Sunday in Fort Wayne.
She was born in Decatur on November 27, 1919, to Lawrence and Matilda Rumschlag Braun.
Among survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Kevin (Kathy) Ethier of Mishawaka, and four sons, Ken Gelzleichter of Lewisville, Texas; Jim Gelzleichter of New Haven; Dave Gelzleichter of Poe; and Tom Gelzleichter of Brisbane, California.
Carol Ann Gresley, 56, of Hoagland, died at 1:02 p.m. Sunday in Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home of Fort Wayne, following an illness that lasted seven years.
She was born on September 30, 1955, in Fort Wayne to Donald F. and Violet M. Poehler Bohnke. Her father is deceased; her mother lives in Monroeville.
She married Don C. Gresley on September 22, 1984, in St. John Lutheran Church (Flatrock); he also survives.
Raymond C. "Bing" Johnson, 88, of Decatur, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2011, in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
He was born on September 30, 1923, in Decatur to Edward and Maude Kurtz Johnson.
He married Helen M. Ward on December 1, 1956; she died in September of 2000.
"Bing" was a member of Decatur Church of Christ and American Legion Post 43 in Decatur. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II.
Richard H. "Dick" Allspaw, 78, of Monroe, passed away on Saturday morning, October 22, 2011, at home.
He was born on June 28, 1933, to Robert and Harriet (Humphries) Allspaw in Berne.
He married Sharon Walker on June 8, 1969.
He graduated from Berne-French High School and Taylor University at Upland, Indiana. and earned a masters degree from Ball State University at Muncie.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 -57.
Denise R. Brite, 50, of Bluffton, died on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Denise was born in Decatur on February 14, 1961, to Joseph J. and Shirley N. (Hirschy) Brite.
Dolores M. Harshman, 89, of Kendallville, Indiana, formerly of Decatur, passed away at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2011, at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville.
She was born on October 1, 1922, in Decatur to Frank J. and Mary Geimer Bentz, one of her 11 children.
She married Dale R. Harshman on August 22, 1942, and he passed away in 1996.
After starting out in a tiny apartment, they purchased a 40-acre farm east of Decatur.