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August 29th, 2011

Russell K. Nilsen

August 29, 2011

    Russell K. Nilsen, 86, of Decatur, died on Saturday at his residence following an extended illness.
    He married Mary Alderson on July 25, 1953; she survives.
    He was plant manager at the Silberline Corp. facility in Decatur, owned and operated the Western Auto store in Decatur in the late 1970s, and started the Adams County branch of Love In the Name of Christ in 1997.
    He served in the southern Pacific Ocean in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Delbert Sprunger

August 29, 2011

    Delbert Sprunger, 83, of Decatur, a longtime resident of Berne and a former business owner there, died on Saturday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

Dale R. Workinger

August 29, 2011

    Dale R. Workinger, 76, of Berne, formerly of Monroe, died on Wednesday at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    He was born on November 26, 1934 in Adams County to Glenn and Mary Wechter Workinger.
    Surviving are a brother, Charles E. Workinger of Monroe, and several nieces and nephews.
    The funeral service will be on Sunday at 7 p.m. in Swiss Village, with calling from 5-7 p.m.
    Burial will be in Ray Cemetery, rural Monroe.

August 26th

Charles S. DeKoninck

August 26, 2011

    Charles S. DeKoninck, 76, of Monroeville, died at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday at The Village of Heritage nursing home.
    He married Shirley A. Sorg on August 31, 1957, in St. Joseph Catholic Church at Hessen Cassel; she passed away on September 14, 2001.
    He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church at Hessen Cassel, a lifelong farmer (including dairy cattle), and the previous co-owner of Sunshine Florist in Decatur for 23 years (1981 to 2004).

Dale R. Workinger

August 26, 2011

    Dale R. Workinger, 76, of Berne, formerly of Monroe, died on Wednesday at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    He was born on November 26, 1934, in Adams County to Glenn and Mary Wechter Workinger.
    Surviving are a brother, Charles E. Workinger of Monroe, and several nieces and nephews.
    The funeral service will be held Sunday at 7 p.m. in Swiss Village, with calling from 5-7 p.m. Burial will be in Ray Cemetery, rural Monroe.

August 25th

Dale R. Workinger

August 25, 2011

    Dale R. Workinger, 76, of Berne, a former resident of Portland, died on Thursday at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

Wendell L. Abbott

August 25, 2011

    Wendell Lloyd Abbott, 85, of Decatur, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday at home of Parkinson's Disease, following an extended illness.
    He was born on August 22, 1926, in Adams County to Clark C. and Lola L. Gerber Abbott.
    He married Imogene M. McFarland on November 7, 1953, in Decatur; she survives.

Micah L. Farmer

August 25, 2011

    Micah Louise Farmer, 34, of Decatur, died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Hospice Home on Homestead Rd. in Fort Wayne.
    She was born on September 4, 1976, in Terre Haute to Michael W. and Karen M. Reynolds Wing.
    Micah was a social worker for Meridian Services at Richmond. She attended the Indiana-Purdue campus in Fort Wayne, Ball State University in Muncie, and the Indiana-Purdue campus in Indianapolis and received a master's degree in social work.

Menno W. Schwartz

August 25, 2011

    Menno W. Schwartz, 82, of rural Monroe, died at home on Wednesday.
    He was born on August 21, 1929, in Adams County to Joe L. and Elizabeth Wickey Schwartz.

August 24th

Wendell L. Abbott

August 24, 2011

    Wendell L. Abbott, 85, of rural Decatur, died on Tuesday at home.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.

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