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April 1st, 2014

Thomas F. Eichhorn

April 1, 2014

    Thomas F. Eichhorn Jr., 62, Fort Wayne, passed away at 2:28 a.m. Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. His death was unexpected and followed a brief illness.
    Tom was born Monday, Dec. 17, 1951, in Decatur, the son of the late Thomas F. and Leota Madge (Waldron) Eichhorn Jr.  
    He was a member of the Moose Lodge 1311 and the Eagles Lodge 2653, both in Decatur. Tom was a graduate of Bellmont High School and attended ITT, studying automotive mechanics.

Richard F. Linn

April 1, 2014

    Richard F. Linn, 89, Decatur, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    He was born Aug. 5, 1924, in Decatur, son of  the late Joseph S. and Mildred Cleo (Roop) Linn.
    He married Colleen Miller Aug. 1, 1947.

March 31st

Nola M. Ellenberger

March 31, 2014

    Nola M. Ellenberger, 86, Geneva, passed away at 1:40 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Swiss Village in Berne. 
    She was born Friday, Feb. 03, 1928, in Jefferson Township, Adams County to the late Eugene Clinton and Iva May (Irwin) Charleston. 
    She married the late Kenneth W Ellenberger Sunday, May 05, 1946, in Geneva. 
    Nola was a homemaker and a charter member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxillary in Geneva. She loved flowers.  

Lonnie D. Fravel Sr.

March 31, 2014

    Lonnie D Fravel Sr., 63, Geneva, passed away at 12:32 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur. 
    He was born Thursday, Dec. 14, 1950, in Decatur to Charles Fravel of Geneva and the late Rosella Fravel.
    Lonnie was a 1969 graduate of Geneva High School.  He was a carpenter who ran a remodeling and construction business in Geneva.

William E. Gamble

March 31, 2014

    William (Bill) Emerson Gamble, 82, Willshire, Ohio, was called home to be with the Lord at 5:58 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center.
    Bill was born in Van Wert County, Ohio Feb. 7, 1932, to the late Neil E. and Ruth (Michael) Gamble.
    He married Margaret (Craine) Gamble June 9, 1951; she survives.

Richard F. Linn

March 31, 2014

Richard F. Linn, 89, Decatur, died Saturday at Woodcrest Nursing Center. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

Aileen H. Witte

March 31, 2014

    Aileen H. (Bradtmueller) Witte, 91, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2014, at Lutheran Life Villages Pine Valley.
    She was born in Fort Wayne to the late Adolph and Viola (Nuoffer) Bradtmueller.
    Aileen was a graduate of Concordia Lutheran High School and Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing.
    She married Norman H. Witte in 1947. The couple lived in Decatur for 16 years before returning to Fort Wayne.

March 27th

Richard Buuck

March 27, 2014

    Richard Buuck, 101, Decatur, passed away at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center. He lived in the same home his entire life.
    He was born on Sunday, September 1, 1912, in Adams County, to the late Otto and Maria (Decker) Buuck.
    Richard married Margaret S. Hoffman on May 8, 1943, in the Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur; she passed away on February 14, 2013.
    Richard was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church-Friedheim.

Esther J. Henrey

March 27, 2014

    Esther Jane Henrey, 91, rural Wren, Ohio, went to the arms of her savior at 12:55 p.m. March 25, 2014, at CHP Inpatient Hospice Center, Van Wert.
    She was born May 22, 1922, to Anna E. (Gahman) and Clarence R. Abbott in Craigville. 
    She graduated from Tully Convoy High School in 1940. She married James Paul Henrey April 9, 1944. 

James W. King Sr.

March 27, 2014

    James W. “Barney / Jimmy” King Sr., 70, Uniondale, passed away at 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
    He was born on May 29, 1943, in Bluffton, to Gerald and Anna Louise (Bennett) King.

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