Archive - Obituary
June 6th, 2011
Joy R. Jackson, 66, of Berne, died Saturday at home.
She was born to Ray and Florence Lea Lorton.
Among survivors are her husband, James Jackson of Berne; her mother, Florence Lorton of Berne; one son, James Jackson of Lafayette; and two daughters, Mrs. Randy (Jackie) Lipps of Union City, Ohio, and Connie J. Smith of Fort Wayne.
There will be no funeral or visitation.
The announcement was made by Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.
Chelsey Calvin "Cal" Miller, 85, of Monroe, died Thursday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
He was born to Benjamin H. and Alma Halberstadt Miller.
Surviving are his wife, Helen, and two daughters, Mrs. Tim (Janet) Vogleman of Huntington and Mrs. David (Debra) Bowers of Walkerton, Indiana.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, rural Decatur, with burial in Spring Hill Cemetery of Adams County.
Paul W. Reidenbach, 89, of rural Decatur, died on June 2, 2011 at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton.
Paul was born on December 2, 1921, in Decatur to Wilbur and Adeline (Bischoff) Reidenbach.
Paul married Bonnie M. Scott on December 28, 1965.
Paul was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Decatur. He was one of the founders of Peace Lutheran Church at Berne, where he served as president and vice-president and was a 41-year charter member.
Paul Reidenbach, 89, a former rural Decatur resident and a longtime businessman here, died this morning at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
Violet L. Kreischer, 96, of Decatur, died at 9:50 a.m. Monday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
She was born on March 5, 1915, in Adams County to Welker E. and Nora A. Hoffman Woodruff.
She married H. Darrel Kreischer on August 24, 1935, in Covington, Kentucky; he passed away on July 10, 1980.
Violet was a homemaker, a member of First United Methodist Church in Decatur, and a former member of the Ladies of the Moose.
Edwin Dale "E.D." Purk, 83, of Van Wert, Ohio, died at 3:50 a.m. Sunday, May 29, 2011, in Van Wert County Hospital at Van Wert.
He was born on May 5, 1928, in Allen County, Indiana, to Harley O. and Agnes C. Beauchot Purk.
He married Ruth Heath on April 17, 1948 in Dixon, Ohio; she died on August 25, 1990.
He worked for International Harvester Corp. in Fort Wayne for more than 33 years, retiring in 1981, and was a longtime member of Local 57 in Fort Wayne.
Dorothy Mae Putman, 85, of Panama City Beach, Florida, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2011, at her home in the arms of loving family members under the direction of Covenant Hospice.
She was born on October 4, 1925, in Willshire, Ohio, Blackhawk Township, Mercer County, to William Glenn White and Glendola Fern Case White.
She graduated from Pleasant Mills High School in Adams County and was a member of the Methodist faith.
Jonathan D. Brodbeck, 54, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Born in Decatur, Jonathan graduated from Adams Central High School and worked as a warehouse manager with R.E. Crosby & Sons Inc. for 29 years.
He was a member of the South Central congregation of Jehovah's Witness and was a Komet hockey fan. Jonathan also enjoyed fishing, camping, and turkey hunting and was an avid card player and collector.
Dana E. James, 61, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born on October 10, 1949, in Grant County, Indiana, to Lewis F. and Phyllis Ann (Heideman) James.
He married Tami L. Brodbeck on June 24, 1978.
Anita M. Sprunger, 78, of Berne, died Monday at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
She was born in Adams County on April 12, 1933, to Alvin and Linda Lehman Kennel.
Among survivors are one son, Scott Sprunger of Berne, and two daughters, Mrs. Joe (Jilaine) Graber of Geneva and Mrs. Floyd (Renee) Liechty of Berne.