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January 27th, 2012

Vera L. Balsiger

January 27, 2012

    Vera L. Balsiger, 72, of Berne, duied Thursday.
    She was born to Harve and Fannie (Moser) Neuenschwander in Adams County.
    Among survivors are her husband, George Balsinger, and two daughters, Tamra S. Liechty and Teri (Shawn) Walsh, both of Berne.
    Visitation will be Saturday from 3-8 p.m. at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home Funeral. Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m., at the West Missionary with visitation one hour prior to services.    

James B. Roop

January 27, 2012

    James B. Roop, 83, of Decatur, died at 4:46 a.m. today at the Hospice on Homestead Road, Fort Wayne.
    Arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.

January 26th

Lena E. (Lengrich) Bennett

January 26, 2012

    Lena E. (Lengerich) Bennett, 85, of Decatur, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at Swiss Village, in Berne.
    Lena was born on November 8, 1926, in Portland to the late John and Louise (Schmidt) May.
    On April 27, 1946, she married Richard B. Lengerich. He preceded her in death.
    On July 26, 1995, she married her second husband, Winton J. Bennett. He also preceded her in death, on August 2, 1998.

January 25th

Lena E. Bennett

January 25, 2012

    Lena E. Bennett, 85, of Decatur, died Wednesday in  Swiss Village in Berne.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Alvin Dewayne Colbert

January 25, 2012

    Alvin Dewayne “Al” Colbert, 68, of Portland, died Monday in St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. 
    He was the son of Albert Vaughn and Mary Margaret (Banter) Colbert. 
    Among survivors are a son, Gary Colbert, of Decatur, and three daughters, Tonia Benge, of Wilshire, Ohio; Teresa Painter, of Decatur; and Melissa Hunter, of Decatur.
    Private family services will be held in Baird-Freeman Funeral Home in Portland. 

Darrell L. Gerig

January 25, 2012

    Darrell L. Gerig, 82, of Berne, passed away Tuesday January 24, 2012, at Swiss Village.
    He was born to Ralph A. and Sylvia Marie (Niswander) Gerig on September 9, 1929.
    He married Marilyn (Amstutz) on September 16, 1950; she survives.

David M. Singleton

January 25, 2012

    David M. Singleton, 67, Nokomis, Fla., formerly of Decatur, passed away Monday, January 23, 2012.
    Among survivors are his wife, Connie; sons, Tyler and Wesley, both of Nokomis; daughter, Kelsey, of Venice Chapel, Fla.; two brothers, James E. Singleton, of Decatur and Dean R. (Tammy) Singleton, of Decatur; and three grandchildren, Maggie and Vanessa Singleton and Christian Caldwell.
    Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Friday, at Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel, with funeral services immediately following.

January 24th

Marcella B. Merica

January 24, 2012

    Marcella B. Merica, 91, formerly of Decatur,  passed away at 8:10 a.m. on Monday, January 23, 2012, at Bethlehem Woods Nursing Home, Fort Wayne.
     She was born on February 16, 1920, in Warsaw, to the late Devon and Gladys (Dick) Emmons.
    She married George E. Smith, who passed away in September, 1963. She then married Lester A. Mercia, who passed away in October, 1992.

January 23rd

Deryl A. Bauman

January 23, 2012

    Deryl A. Bauman 67, of Decatur, passed away Saturday January 21, 2012, at his residence.
    He was born in Adams County on February 15, 1944, to the late Waldo C. and MaryEllen (Callihan) Bauman.
    On July 11, 1970, he married Joy (DeBolt) Bauman.
    Deryl was a member of High Street United Methodist Church (formerly E.U.B.) in Geneva, the F.O.P., Sons of the American Legion, and the Hoosier Carnival Glass Club.

James A. Downing

January 23, 2012

    James A. Downing, 75, of Berne, died Friday.
    He was born to James F. and Ruth (Devine) Downing.
    Among survivors are a son, James P. Downing, of Berne.
    A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 28, at 1:30 p.m., at Pease Lutheran Church, Pastor Donald Sauls officiating.

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