Archive - Obituary
January 30th, 2012
James B. Roop, 83, of Decatur, and a past resident of Naples, Fla., for 21 years, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2012, in the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home located in Fort Wayne.
He was born on Monday, April 30, 1928, in Decatur, the son of the late Ralph J. Roop and the late Etheldreda (Parent) Roop.
He married Marilyn G. Teeple on April 26, 1952, in Decatur.
Edith Elizabeth Miller, 89, of Berne, passed away on Friday, January 28, 2012, at Swiss Village in Berne.
She was born on March 1, 1922, to John J. and Eltie LaVerne Rose Habegger, in Adams County.
She married Maurice Edward Miller on April 20, 1941.
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, 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.
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.
Lena E. Bennett, 85, of Decatur, died Wednesday in Swiss Village in Berne.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
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, 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, 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.
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.