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October 3rd, 2011

Joseph J. Schwartz

October 3, 2011

    Joseph J. Schwartz, 28, of rural Decatur, died Friday of injuries suffered in the collision of a van and a horse-drawn buggy in rural Decatur.
    He was born to Joe L.D. and Elizabeth Schwartz Schwartz, who survive.
    Other survivors are his wife, Ann; one son, Jonathan J.S. Schwartz, at home; and two daughters, Saraetta J.S. Schwartz and Dena J.S. Schwartz, both at home.

Randy L. Weiland

October 3, 2011

    Randy L. Weiland, 32, of Decatur, passed away at his residence on Thursday, September 29, 2011.
    Randy was born on August 15, 1979, in Adams County to Robert A. Weiland Jr. and Sandra K. (Johnson) Kolter.
    On September 18, 2011, Randy married Shaunna Flynn.
    Randy was presently working for Wayne Metals in Markle and was formerly employed at McBride and Son Welding and Fleetwood Motors, both in Decatur.

September 30th

Manuel J. Lopez

September 30, 2011

    Manuel J. Lopez, 56, of Berne, died Thursday in Chalet Village nursing home.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.

September 28th

Eileen J. Schumm

September 28, 2011

    Eileen J. Schumm, 74, of rural Willshire, Ohio, died at 10:15 p.m. Monday, September 26, 2011, in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne after having been stricken ill on Sunday.
    She was born on March 21, 1937, on Fort Wayne to Alfred and Emilie H. Haugk Saalfrank.
    She married Frederick J. Schumm on February 21, 1960; he survives.
    Eileen was employed by Celina Financial Corp. in Celina, Ohio, and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church (Schumm) in Ohio and its Ladies' Aid group.

September 27th

Kenneth P. Birch

September 27, 2011

    Kenneth P. Birch, 82, of Decatur, died on Sunday, September 25, 2011, at his residence.
    Kenneth was born on June 2, 1929, in Forest, Illinois, to Sylvester and Ethel (Knuckles) Birch.
    On March 16, 1970, he married Betty G. Arnold.
    Kenneth was a member of Decatur Church of God and a former member of the Pleasant Mills Lions Club.
    He was mechanic for Slater Stainless Steel for 40 years.

Richard W. Conrad

September 27, 2011

    Richard W. Conrad, 81, of Decatur, passed away onm Friday, September 23, 2011, at Select Specialty Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    He was born on May 4, 1930, in Adams County to Walter W. and Edna (Egly) Conrad.
    On January 20, 1951, he married Helen J. Bieberich.
    Richard was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, where he was a past deacon and elder.

Jack F. Whitacre Jr.

September 27, 2011

    Jack F. Whitacre Jr., 59, of Berne, passed away at 1:50 a.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2011, at Chalet Village Health Care Center in Berne.
    He was born on Tuesday, October 2, 1951, in Bryant to Jack and Mildred Whitacre. His father is deceased; his mother lives in Berne.
    He married Patsy Phillips, who preceded him in death in December of 2008.
    Mr. Whitacre graduated from Bryant High School in the Class of 1970.

September 26th

DeWayne L. Beer

September 26, 2011

    DeWayne L. Beer, 74, of rural Berne, a former superintendent of the Adams County Highway Department, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He was born on June 22, 1937, in Adams County. His parents were the late Marcella Beer Meshberger and his stepfather, the late Chris Meshberger.
    He married Alice Stauffer on July 4, 1957, in Berne; she survives.

Kenneth P. Birch

September 26, 2011

    Kenneth P. Birch, 82, of Decatur, died at home on Sunday.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

Carl D. Hofstetter

September 26, 2011

    Carl D. Hofstetter, 77, of Geneva, died at home on Sunday.
    He was born in Adams County on May 14, 1934, to Ernest and Twila Hofstetter.
    Among survivors are two sons, John E. Hofstetter of Bluffton and DeWayne Hofstetter of Geneva, and two brothers, Calvin Hofstetter of Geneva and Jerry L. Hofstetter.
    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, with burial in West Lawn Cemetery, Geneva. Visiting hours are 2-8 p.m. Wednesday.

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