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October 17th, 2011

Dorothy M. Erxleben Droege

October 17, 2011

    Dorothy M. (Erxleben) Droege, 91, of Decatur, passed away at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, October 14, 2011, in her residence.
    She was born on February 16, 1920, in Adams County to Henry C. and Alma (Eickhoff) Miller, who are both deceased.
    She was baptized on February 22, 1920, at Zion Lutheran Church - Friedheim by Rev. C.B. Preuss. She was confirmed on March 25, 1934, at Friedheim, also by Rev. C.B. Preuss.

Doris B. Koomler

October 17, 2011

    Doris B. Koomler, 86, of Decatur, died today in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

Genevieve A. (Light) Meshberger

October 17, 2011

    Genevieve A. "Jenny" Meshberger passed away peacefully during the early morning of Monday, Oct. 10, in her daughter’s home at Fairfield, Ohio.
    Jenny had been lovingly cared for during the past eight years by her daughter, Triana (Meshberger) Adlon. Jenny was the wife of previously deceased Roger Meshberger Sr. Jenny, 94, suffered from no illnesses.
    She was born in Decatur on January  30, 1917.

Salome E. Schwartz

October 17, 2011

    Salome E. Schwartz, 46, of rural Geneva, died on Sunday at home.    She was born in Adams County on January 16, 1965, to Solomon N. and Salome A. Wengerd. Her father is deceased; her mother is a rural Geneva resident.
    Other survivors include her husband, Benjamin J. Schwartz; a daughter, Mrs. Joe (Rachel) Wickey of rural Geneva; and two sons, Solomon B. and Ruben B. Schwartz of rural Geneva.

October 14th

Robert R. Malone

October 14, 2011

    Robert R. Malone, 86, of Decatur, passed away at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at his son’s residence.
    Bob was born on October 12, 1925, in Sullivan, Indiana, to William and Fayola (Grimes) Malone.
    On January 30, 1949, he married Sarah L. Downs. She preceded him in death on December 7, 2002.
    Bob was a life insurance salesman for Western Southern Insurance.
    He served in World War II in the United States Army.

Lawrence R. Smith

October 14, 2011

    Lawrence R. “Pete” Smith, 97, of Decatur, passed away at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He was born on May 26, 1914, in Decatur to Daniel Ray and Grace (Zerkel) Smith.
    On May 30, 1936, he married Veda V. Smith. She preceded him in death on April 4, 2003.
    Pete was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Decatur.

Barbara J. Shumm

October 14, 2011

    Barbara J. Shumm, 90, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2011, in Fort Wayne.
    Born July 23, 1921 in Decatur, Barb was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. She also had been a member of the Rosary Society and Beta Sigma Phi and enjoyed volunteering with different groups and organizations.

October 13th

Lydia C. Kalthoff

October 13, 2011

    Lydia C. Kalthoff, 103, formerly of Decatur, died at 3 a.m. on Sunday in The Village of Heritage nursing home at Monroeville.
    She was married to Ernest H. Kalthoff, who is deceased.

Frederick H. Blazer

October 13, 2011

    Frederick H. Blazer, 96, of Decatur, died on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at Woodcrest Retirement Community's Nursing Center.
    Fred was born on May 14, 1915, in Fort Wayne to Frederick E. and Lena M. (Harshman) Blazer.
    On January 6, 1968, he married Ruby V. (Ladd) Rambo.
    Fred worked for American Hoist and also worked as a janitor for North Adams Community Schools.

MaryAnn Holthouse

October 13, 2011

    MaryAnn (Fulton) Holthouse, 89, of Decatur, died on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    MaryAnn was born on October 2, 1922, in Wells County to Thomas and Goldine (Gossard) Nash.
    MaryAnn married her first husband, Oral E. Fulton, on October 26, 1939; he preceded her in death on May 24, 1982. She then married Robert J. Holthouse on July 7, 1990; he preceded her in death on December 26, 2001.
    MaryAnn moved to Decatur in 1947 from Wells County.

 

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