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February 9th, 2012

Elizabeth L. Macke

February 9, 2012

    Elizabeth L. "Betty" Macke, 100, of Decatur, passed away at 4:45 a.m. on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at the Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Betty was born May 31, 1911, to Charles and Bertha (Bleeke) Kirchner, in Adams County.
    She married William Macke on May 3, 1931; he passed away on January 5, 1990.
    Betty was a lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Preble, and was a longtime active member in the church choir.

Frederick A. Mann

February 9, 2012

    Frederick A. Mann, 70, of Angola, died Wednesday, in Parkview Hospital, in Fort Wayne.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
 

John L. Fries

February 9, 2012

    John L. Fries, 83, of Columbia City, died on Sunday.
    Among survivors are his daughter, Mary Catherine (Gregg) Palmer of Decatur.    
    A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at St. Paul of the Cross, 315 S. Line Street, Columbia City, with visitation after 9:30 a.m. Thursday, at the church. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery.
  

Marlene Wilson

February 9, 2012

    Marlene Wilson, 73, of Homossassa, Florida, formerly of Decatur,died Monday.
    Along with her husband James L. Wilson, survivors include three brothers, Otto, Leo, and Norvin Thieme, all of Decatur.
    A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 12, at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Decatur.

 

February 8th

Betty Lee Roe

February 8, 2012

    Betty Lee Roe, 82, of rural Decatur, passed away at 5:50 a.m., on Monday, February 6, 2012, in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
    Betty was born on Wednesday, June 26, 1929, in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Raymond M. and Arberdeen (Snyder) Fickert.
    She married the late Ernest Roe on September 28, 1957, in Ohio City, Ohio.  He passed away on January 5, 2011.
    Betty was a member of the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church and WELCA in Ohio City.

Emily Y. Hart

February 8, 2012

    Emily Y. Hart, 70, of Decatur, died Tuesday.
    Among survivors are her husband, John Hart of Decatur; son John Kiser Jr.; sister Mary (Lester) Sheets of Monroe; brother Jerry (Sharon) Knittle, of Decatur; brother Lloyd (Susan) Knittle of Portland; and brother Allen (Belle) Knittle of Decatur.
    Calling is one hour prior to services in the Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held there Thursday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Decatur Cemetery.
 

February 7th

Betty Lee Roe

February 7, 2012

    Betty Lee Roe, 82, of Decatur, passed away Monday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
    Arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.

February 6th

Larry L. Urick

February 6, 2012

    Larry L. Uhick, 62, of Wolcottville, Ind., a former Berne resident, passed away on February 4, 2012, at his home.
    He was born to Elmer and the late Norma Jean (Swygart) Uhrick on June 14, 1949, in Adams County.
    He is survived by his wife, Jane (Neuenschwander), whom he married on August 15, 1970.

Wilma Louise Brown

February 6, 2012

    Wilma Louise Brown, 81, of Rockford, Ohio, for the past 2 1/2 years, passed away at 2 a.m. on Sunday, February 5, 2012, in the Colonial Nursing Home in Rockford.
    Louise was a longtime resident of Willshire, Ohio.
    Louise was born on Friday, January 30, 1931, in Adams County, the daughter of the late Oscar and Hila May (Slusser) Miller.

Mary Ann Ewell

February 6, 2012

Mary Ann Ewell, 83, of Preble, passed away at 7:14 a.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2012, in St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Her death resulted from injuries sustained in a kitchen fire two weeks before.
    Mary was born on Tuesday, February 28, 1928, in Salmonier, Newfoundland, Canada, the daughter of the late Patrick and Gertrude (Snow) Bennett.

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