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October 4th, 2011

Johanna C. Buuck

October 4, 2011

    Johanna C. Rafert Buuck, 97, a former Decatur resident, died on Monday at Van Wert In-Patient Hospice Center of Van Wert. Ohio.
     Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.

October 3rd

Kenneth J. Brunsman

October 3, 2011

    Kenneth J. Brunsman, 48, of Wyoming, Ohio, died Wednesday in Hospice of Cincinnati.
    He was born to Dr. Tom and Betty S. Brunsman, who survive.
    Other survivors are his wife, the former Marla McSwain of Decatur; two children, Kelsey D. and Brady J. Brunsman; and a sister, Mrs. Jim (Susan) Owen.
    Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Wyoming Presbyterian Church, with visitation from 6-8 p.m. on Monday in Mueller Parker Funeral Home at Mason, Ohio.

Jacob K. Hilty

October 3, 2011

    Jacob K. Hilty, 87, of rural Berne, died Sunday at the James Hilty residence, rural Berne.
    He was born in Adams County on December 27,1923, to John K. and Katie Coblentz Hilty.
    Survivors include his wife, Lydiann; three daughters, Mrs. Marvin (Martha L.) Hilty of rural Berne, Mrs. Andy (Edna) Stutzman of rural Monroe, and Susan Hilty of rural Berne; and six sons, LaVerne L., David L., Jerry, and James Hilty, all of rural Berne; LeRoy Hilty of rural Monroe; and Paul Hilty of rural Decatur.

Manuel J. Lopez

October 3, 2011

    Manuel John Lopez, 56, of Decatur, died at 8:15 p.m. ON Thursday, September 29, 2011.
    He married Kathleen Kay Mendez and she survives.
    Other survivors are two sons, Daniel P. Lopez and Michael James Lopez of Decatur; one daughter, Nicole C. Lopez of Decatur; two sisters, Delores Lopez of Chicago and Mrs. Lupe (Carmen) DeLaRosa of Decatur; one brother, Francisco Lopez Jr. (and wife Pauline) of Fort Worth, Texas; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Joseph J. Schwartz

October 3, 2011

    Joseph J. Schwartz, 28, of rural Decatur, died Friday of injuries suffered in the collision of a van and a horse-drawn buggy in rural Decatur.
    He was born to Joe L.D. and Elizabeth Schwartz Schwartz, who survive.
    Other survivors are his wife, Ann; one son, Jonathan J.S. Schwartz, at home; and two daughters, Saraetta J.S. Schwartz and Dena J.S. Schwartz, both at home.

Randy L. Weiland

October 3, 2011

    Randy L. Weiland, 32, of Decatur, passed away at his residence on Thursday, September 29, 2011.
    Randy was born on August 15, 1979, in Adams County to Robert A. Weiland Jr. and Sandra K. (Johnson) Kolter.
    On September 18, 2011, Randy married Shaunna Flynn.
    Randy was presently working for Wayne Metals in Markle and was formerly employed at McBride and Son Welding and Fleetwood Motors, both in Decatur.

September 30th

Manuel J. Lopez

September 30, 2011

    Manuel J. Lopez, 56, of Berne, died Thursday in Chalet Village nursing home.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.

September 28th

Eileen J. Schumm

September 28, 2011

    Eileen J. Schumm, 74, of rural Willshire, Ohio, died at 10:15 p.m. Monday, September 26, 2011, in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne after having been stricken ill on Sunday.
    She was born on March 21, 1937, on Fort Wayne to Alfred and Emilie H. Haugk Saalfrank.
    She married Frederick J. Schumm on February 21, 1960; he survives.
    Eileen was employed by Celina Financial Corp. in Celina, Ohio, and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church (Schumm) in Ohio and its Ladies' Aid group.

September 27th

Kenneth P. Birch

September 27, 2011

    Kenneth P. Birch, 82, of Decatur, died on Sunday, September 25, 2011, at his residence.
    Kenneth was born on June 2, 1929, in Forest, Illinois, to Sylvester and Ethel (Knuckles) Birch.
    On March 16, 1970, he married Betty G. Arnold.
    Kenneth was a member of Decatur Church of God and a former member of the Pleasant Mills Lions Club.
    He was mechanic for Slater Stainless Steel for 40 years.

Richard W. Conrad

September 27, 2011

    Richard W. Conrad, 81, of Decatur, passed away onm Friday, September 23, 2011, at Select Specialty Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    He was born on May 4, 1930, in Adams County to Walter W. and Edna (Egly) Conrad.
    On January 20, 1951, he married Helen J. Bieberich.
    Richard was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, where he was a past deacon and elder.

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