Archive - Obituary
August 12th, 2011
Judy L. Brown, 72, of Decatur, died at her residence on Friday, August 12, 2011.
Judy was born on November 21, 1938, in Pisgah, Iowa, to Leslie J. and Myrtle L. (Hanson) Nuzum.
On August 20, 1977, she married Robert L. Brown.
Judy was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Berne. She also drove buses for the South Adams Schools district and worked at Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne in Central Service.
Claude E. West, 74, and Donna K. West, 71, of Decatur, died at home on Thursday, August 11.
Claude West was born on December 28, 1936, in Bonnieblue, Kentucky, to Walter and Rose Parks West.
He married Donna K. Mountz McSwain on August 5, 1989, in Decatur.
Claude was employed at Decatur Casting from 1972 to 1998 and was a member of the Pentecostal Way Church in Van Wert, Ohio.
Ermil Shifferly, 89, of Decatur, died on Thursday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Joan Catherine Davis, 80 years old, of Decatur, Indiana, passed away at 11:35 p.m. on Sunday, August 7, 2011, in Lutheran Hospital, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
She was born on Sunday, May 3, 1931, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Joseph Dixon and the former Mary Krick.
Linda L. Ross, 64, of Fort Wayne, died at 10:15 a.m. Thursday in Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home of Fort Wayne after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
She was born on June 19, 1947, in Shelbyville, Indiana, to Charles and Martha Miller Glackman, who are deceased.
She married Larry A. Ross on September 11, 1972 in Fairland, Indiana; he survives.
She and her husband were the owners of Kentucky Fried Chicken franchises, including the one in Decatur, for more than 25 years.
Herbert Eugene "Herb" Fruchte, 81, of Monroe, died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at home of natural causes.
He was born on December 2, 1929, in Decatur to Albert and Elma Christman Fruchte.
He married Clisty Rich on August 6, 1950; she survives.
He graduated from Decatur High School in 1947 and was the second person hired at the CTS Corp. plant in Berne, where he had a long career as an engineer from 1959 until retirement.
J. Ann McDougal, 71, formerly of rural Decatur, died on Sunday at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
She was born to Joseph F. and Lena M. Savieo Bowyer.
Among survivors are three sons, Gil R. McDougal of Martinsville; Gregory A. McDougal of Fort Wayne; and Geoffrey J. McDougal of Greenwood; and one brother, James Bowyer of Fort Wayne.
Michael C. Schwartz, seven days old, of rural Decatur, died Monday in Dupont Hospital at Fort Wayne.
He was born on August 1 to Joseph S. and Rebecca S. Christner Schwartz.
Aside from his parents, survivors include six brothers, Paul, Neal, Nathan, Merlin, Matthew, and Sam Schwartz, all at home.
Rex E. Bovine, 75, of Decatur, died at his residence on Thursday, August 4, 2011.
Rex was the son of William E. and Jeanette (Hunt) Bovine. He was born on March 24, 1936, in Adams County.
Rex worked for Zollner Piston Co. in Fort Wayne for 38 years and retired in 1998. He served his country in the United States Army from 1954-1956 and was a member of American Legion Post 43, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6236, and Elks Lodge 993, all of Decatur.
Larry L. Couch, 68, of Union City, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2011, in Union City Care Center after a short illness.
He was born on November 25, 1942, in Bainbridge, Ohio, to Grant and Vivian Elliott Couch, who are deceased.
He worked for Applegate Steel and Fence Co. and was also a carpenter.