Archive - Obituary
November 28th, 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, 96, of Berne, died today at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
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.
Nelson L. Billington, 86, of Berne, died Thursday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.
Grace L. Dubach, 86, of Berne, passed away on Thursday morning, November 24, 2011, at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
She was born to Solomon and Velma Burley Mosser on December 19, 1924.
Grace married Glen Dubach on May 24, 194; he survives.
She was a member of Cross Community Church in Berne, a homemaker, and a former chairwoman of the Dorcas Circle.
Her special interests were her family, quilting, and needlework.
Paul L. Harden, 92, of Decatur, passed away on Friday November 25, 2011, at the residence of his daughter, Nancy, and grandson, David Ireland, where he resided the past eight years.
Paul was born on February 13, 1919, in Adams County to Clyde and Edna (Welty) Harden.
On April 5, 1942, he married L. Catherine Sovine; she passed away on October 26, 2005.
Paul attended Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren in rural Decatur.
Jack E. Schnepf, 89, of Louisville, Kentucky, a former Decatur resident, died Thursday.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
Walter Wiegmann, 85 years old, of Decatur, entered into eternal life at 1:50 p.m. on Thursday, November 24, 2011 at his residence.
Walter was born on Tuesday, April 27, 1926, in Fort Wayne, the son of Henry Wiegmann and Minnie Oetting Wiegmann.
Walter was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church–Preble in rural Decatur.
He was a graduate of the New Haven High School Class of 1944 and a graduate of Reppert Auction School in Decatur in 1945.
Mabel M. Stoneburner Hoover, 94, of Richmond, formerly of New Paris, Ohio, died on Monday, November 21, 2011, at Golden Rule Living Center in Richmond.
She was born on October 7, 1917, in Kirkland Township of Adams County, the youngest of four children born to Amos K. and Mary Leona Stoutenberry Stoneburner.
Mabel was a loving and devoted wife and mother.
LaVerne L. Hilty, 60, rural Berne, died on Sunday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born on May 14, 1951, in Adams County to Jacob K. and Lydiann Schwartz Hilty.
Among survivors are his mother; his wife, Rachel; three sons, Lonnie Hilty of rural Monroe, Timothy Hilty of rural Monroe, and Jonathan Hilty of rural Berne; and three daughters, Mrs. Henry D.L. (Barbara Ann) Schwartz of rural Monroe; Mrs. Alvin L. (Naomi) Miller of rural Berne, and Kristine L. Hilty of rural Berne.