Archive - Obituary
June 18th, 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.
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.
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, 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, 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.
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.
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, 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.
Omer W. Sprunger, 76, of Berne, died Sunday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Among survivors are a daughter, Suzette (Ralph) Lammlein of New Haven; stepdaughters, Gloria Thornton of Berne; Beth (Steve) Koehler of Linn Grove; and a stepson, Doug (Kim) Bauman of Monroe.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2-7 p.m. at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Berne, with visitation one hour prior to services.
Irene Halikowski, 89, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Decatur, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2012, at her daughter’s residence.
She was born on March 5, 1923, in Poland, to the late Andrew and Zofia Zdrada.
She married Stanislaw Halikowski; he preceded her in death in March of 1984.
She immigrated to the United States from Poland in 1951 with her husband and three of their five children. She became an American citizen on October 21, 1994.