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November 29th, 2011

Charles G. Henkenius

November 29, 2011

    Charles G. “Hank” Henkenius, 77, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Charles was born on October 29, 1934, in Fort Wayne to Charles C. and Emma (Forsythe) Henkenius.
    He married Jean M. Kable on August 27, 1960. She preceded him in death on April 13, 2001.
    Charles was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur. He worked for Dana Corporation in Fort Wayne and was a member of Moose Lodge 1311 in Decatur.

Katharina Lehr

November 29, 2011

    Katharina Lehr, 87, of Saratoga Springs, New York, a former Decatur resident, died at 1:25 a.m. Sunday in Saratoga Springs, where she had moved from Decatur in 2003 to live with her son.
    She was born in Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union, on April 26, 1924 to Johann and Sara Goertz Wiebe.
    She married Waldemar Lehr in 1949 in Germany; he passed away in 1954.

Donald J. Sprunger

November 29, 2011

    Donald J. Sprunger, 96, of Berne, died on Monday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    He was born in Adams County on April 16, 1915, to Robert L. and Rhoda Liechty Sprunger.
    Among survivors are a daughter, Jane Bean of Berne; three sons, Reggie Steiner of Berne; Phillip Sprunger of Bluffton, Ohio; and Dennis Sprunger of Fort Wayne; and a stepdaughter, Mrs. James (Margo) Loguidice of Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

John H. Worley

November 29, 2011

    John H. Worley, 67, formerly of Geneva, died Saturday in Miller's Merry Manor at Hartford City.
    He was born to Claude and Maude Worley.
    Among survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Bob (Linda K.) Crandall of Three Rivers, Michigan, and two sons, Larry A. Worley of Geneva and John H. Worley Jr. of Portland.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, with burial in West Lawn Cemetery at Geneva. Visiting hours are until 2 p.m. today.

November 28th

Nelson Billington

November 28, 2011

    Nelson Billington, 86, of Berne, died November 24 in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
    He was born to William and Mabel Jackson Billington.
    Among survivors are a daughter, Debbie Billington of Allen County; three sons, Terry, Steve, and Jeff Billington, all of Bryant; three sisters; and four brothers, including Bill Billington of Decatur.
    There will be no funeral or visitation. Burial will be later in Westlawn Cemetery at Geneva.

Virginia L. Hower

November 28, 2011

    Virginia L. Hower, 85, of Bluffton, died Friday in Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
    She was born to John "Frank" and Mary C. Davis Helblig.
    Among survivors are one son, Brice Hower of Bluffton, and seven daughters, Loretta Drew and Brycella Roth of New Haven, Rosie Hower of Decatur, and Mrs. Pat (Connie) Durham Jr., Mrs. Rob (Karen) Trenten, Mrs. Steve (Lora) Esterhia, and Patti Hower, all of Bluffton.

Katharina Lehr

November 28, 2011

    Katharina Lehr, 87, a former rural Decatur resident, died Sunday in Saratoga Springs, New York.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.

Jack E. Schnepf

November 28, 2011

    Jack Edward Schnepf, 89, passed away on November 24, 2011, in Louisville, Kentucky.
    Jack was born on October 11, 1922, in Alvord, Iowa. He was one of 10 children born to William and Stella Schnepf.
    The family relocated to Decatur, where he remained until 2006. He then moved to Louisville, Kentucky, to be closer to family.
    Jack was a farmer, a General Electric worker, and a Central Soya employee, and eventually became an artist, weaving unique works of art.

Donald J. Sprunger

November 28, 2011

    Donald J. Sprunger, 96, of Berne, died today at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

Larry E. Spencer

November 28, 2011

    Larry Eugene Spencer, 68, of Springfield, Ohio, a former Portland resident, died on November 21 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.
    Larry was born on October 31, 1943, in Hartford City to Robert and Erta Stauffer Spencer.
    He graduated from Portland High School in 1961 and worked for International Harvester for 46 years, retiring on February 26, 2008.
    Larry married Marguerite Romer on September 27, 1963, and she survives.

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