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October 1st, 2014

Roger Bentz

October 1, 2014

    Roger Bentz, 93, Berne, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at Lutheran Life Villages, Fort Wayne.
    He was born March 10, 1921, in Adams County to the late Charles and Cora Yake Bentz. He married the late E. Jane Liechty on Dec. 17, 1943.

Barry Kent Ellis

October 1, 2014

    Barry Kent Ellis, 71, Fort Wayne, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family. He was born on Sept. 18, 1943, in Paulding, Ohio.
    Barry grew up in Decatur, where he fell in love with his wife, RuthAnn Soliday. He was a member of Sonrise United Methodist Church. Barry was passionate about the Eagle Marsh Preserve and owned his own financial planning and accounting company.
  He loved to fish and was an avid stamp collector.

September 29th

Henrietta H. Augsburger

September 29, 2014

    Henrietta H. Augsburger, 92, Berne, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 at Swiss Village.
    Among survivors are three daughters, Anita (Thomas) Wardell of Suffield, Conn.; Susan Augsburger of Fort Wayne; and Karen (Michael)Campbell of Mackinaw, Mich.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held Sunday at the Swiss Village Chapel, with Pastor Mike Wertenberger officiating. Burial is at a later date.
    Arrangements were made by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

Alice M. Baumgartner

September 29, 2014

    Alice M. Baumgartner, 96, Berne, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at Swiss Village. She was born on May 20, 1918, in Adams County to the late Joseph and Viola (Beitler) Baumgartner. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Otto Smith Jr., and her second husband, Merle E. Burkhead.
    Alice was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and Pleasant Dale Women’s Fellowship.  She was a waitress and homemaker.

John J. Bollenbacher

September 29, 2014

    John J. “Junior” Bollenbacher, 89, Willshire, Ohio, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at The Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford, Ohio. John was born in Mercer County Feb. 7, 1925, to the late Theodore F. and Minnie L. (Brehm) Bollenbacher.

Estella Canales

September 29, 2014

    Estella  Canales, 71, Decatur, passed away at noon Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at Adams  Memorial Hospital. She was born in Crystal City, Texas, Monday, Dec. 14, 1942, to the late Margarito “Margee” and Paula (Espinoza) Canales.

Stephan Tennis Crum

September 29, 2014

    Stephan “Steve” Tennis Crum, 68, Bluffton, died at 6:33 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at his home. Steve was born Aug. 19, 1946, to the late Tennis Jackson and Mabel Louise (Chaffin) Crum in Cookeville, Tenn. He was raised by his maternal grandparents, Hiram and Sarah Chaffin.

Richard H. Schieferstein

September 29, 2014

    Richard H. Schieferstein, 79, Decatur, died at 12 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at Adams Heritage retirement community in Monroeville.
    He was born on Friday, Oct. 12, 1934, in Adams County to the late Edward and Hulda L. (Rodenbeck) Schieferstein. He married the late Donna J. Minster Aug. 1, 1964, in Manistee, Mich..

September 24th

Stephen D. Cox

September 24, 2014

    Stephen D. Cox, 30, Decatur, formerly of Germantown, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at the University Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born Aug. 10, 1984, in Kettering, Ohio.
    Stephen was a pharmacist for Adams Memorial Hospital and attended the Germantown United Methodist Church.

Elna C. Fuhrmann

September 24, 2014

    Elna C. (Schaper) Fuhrmann, 88, Hoagland, died at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Woodview Healthcare in Fort Wayne.
    Elna was born on Friday, Feb. 26, 1926, in Allen County to the late Gerhardt and Lydia (Witte) Schaper.  She married her husband of 67 years, Gerald Fuhrmann, May 31, 1947, in New Haven; he survives in Fort Wayne.

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