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May 14th, 2012

Cal M. Peterson

May 14, 2012

    Cal M. Peterson, 86, of New Haven, passed away at 10:25 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2012, in the Kingston Residence, Fort Wayne.
    Cal was born on Wednesday, May 20, 1925, in Decatur, the son of the late Cal F. and Edna L. (Neukom) Peterson.    He married the late Magdelene K. Hilgeman on July 24, 1948, in Magley; she passed away on November 5, 2010.
    Cal served in the United States Navy during World War II.

Roger Davis Ripley

May 14, 2012

    Roger Davis Ripley, 77, of Decatur, died at 10:14 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2012, at his residence.
    Roger was born on Saturday, February 16, 1935, in Adams County, the son of the late Leland and Midge (Davis) Ripley.
    He married Betty M. Roe on December 4, 1954, in Decatur; she survives.
    Roger was a member of the Willshire Union United Methodist Church, served on the Decatur Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and coached Little League and Pony League for Monmouth from 1967-1973.

Richard Wellman

May 14, 2012

    Richard Wellman, 84, of Bryant, died Friday, May 11, 2012, in Kindred Hospital, Lima, Ohio. 
    He was born in Bryant on July 5, 1927, the son of Jerome and Agnes (Krieg) Wellman Sr.
    He was married June 30, 1951, to Ruth C. Weigel; she passed away June 5, 2010. 

May 11th

Robert L. Hegnauer

May 11, 2012

    Robert L. Hegnauer, 96, of Berne, died
Friday morning at Swiss Village. 
    Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

Maryann Root

May 11, 2012

    Maryann Root, 93, of Berne, died Thursday morning at Swiss Village.
    Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home. 

May 10th

Amos H. Schwartz

May 10, 2012

    Amos H. Schwartz, 75, of Monroe, died at 4:23 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Parkview Regional Center.
    He was born January 25, 1937, in Adams County, to Chris C. and Susan (Hilty) Schwartz.
    A lifelong resident of Adams County, he was a carpenter and a member of the Old Order Amish.

May 9th

Lester H. Burkhart Jr

May 9, 2012

    Lester H. Burkhart Jr, 89, of Decatur, died Monday, May 7, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Lester was born on August 23, 1922, in Dexter, Kansas, to the late Lester H. Burkhart Sr and Hazel (Fornshell) Burkhart.    On April 6, 1947, he married Emma Kathleen Fennig.    Lester was a member of Zion United Church of Christ and served as a trustee for 3½ years. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 43 and the Moose Lodge 1311 both in Decatur.

May 8th

Johnnie Martinez

May 8, 2012

    Johnnie Martinez, 87, of Huntington, formerly of Decatur, died Sunday in Huntington.
    He was born on January 19, 1925, in San Antonio, Texas,to the late Arthur and Ada (Harrison) Martinez.
    He is survived by two brothers and two sisters, including Bernice Jaurigue of Decatur.
    There will be no visitation or services.
    Arrangements were by Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Cheryl E. Pietosi

May 8, 2012

    Due to incorrect information from the funeral home, the funeral service for Cheryl E. Pietosi was listed as Friday, May 11.
    Services will be held on Wednesday, May 9, at 11 a.m., at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.

Mary K. Schwartz

May 8, 2012

    Mary K. Schwartz, 63, of Sarasota, Florida, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the Hospice House in Sarasota.
    She was born August 24, 1948, in Berne, to Dan O. and Martha K. Schwartz.
    Among survivors are her brother and sister-in-law, Levi L. and Ruthie (Mullet) Schwartz; four nephews, Lucas, Marc, Eddie Ray, and ZacharyScwartz; and two nieces, Lily and Abigail Schwartz, all of Nappanee, Ind.
    Visitation, funeral and burial will all be held in Sarasota.

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