Archive - Obituary
April 27th, 2011
Betty J. Tinkham, 85, of Decatur, died Tuesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Esther Augsburger, 95, of Berne, died Monday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.
Wanda P. Neadstine Fugate, 100, who lived in the Monroeville area for more than 60 years, died at 10:32 a.m. Sunday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community of Decatur.
She was born on September 28, 1910, in Dixon, Ohio.
She married Howard J. Fugate on July 10, 1937, in Monroeville; he passed away on March 16, 1994.
Wanda was a homemaker who also operated Fugate's IGA Store in Dixon from 1937-48.
Carl Smith, 81, formerly of Decatur, died Sunday in The Village of Heritage nursing home at Monroeville.
He was born to Charles and Elizabeth Zueber Smith.
There are no survivors.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Decatur Cemetery. Visitation is 10-10:45 a.m. Wednesday in Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
Merlin W. Sprunger, 87, of Berne, died Monday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
He was born in Adams County on February 11, 192 to Joel and Clara Ellenberger Sprunger.
Among survivors are a son, Ryan Sprunger of Berne, and three daughters: Mrs. Fred (Charlotte) Linn of Berne, Nancy Smith of Berne, and Mrs. Tom (Sharon) Ninde of Bluffton.
Evelyn I. Andorfer, 92, of Columbia City, died Friday at home.
She was born to William and Minnie Longardner Doty.
Among survivors are two sons, Philip Andorfer of Columbia City, and Keith Andorfer of Fort Wayne, and four daughters, Cheryl Ball of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Brad (Christine) Whiteleather of Columbia City, Mrs. James (Charleen) McSwain of Decatur, and Mrs. David (Jacalyn) Lillich of Granger, Indiana.
Marion "Pud" Smith, 82, of Berne, a member of the Geneva Fire Department for 50 years, died Saturday in Chalet Village nursing home.
He was born in Adams County on November 29, 1928, to Harold and Mildred Sutter Smith.
Among survivors are his wife, Mary Jane; six children; six stepchildren; and a sister, Betty Bixler of Geneva.
Merlin W. Sprunger, 87, of Berne, died today.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
Donna Sweeny, 64, of Berne, a former resident of Geneva, died Saturday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
She was born in Decatur on June 26, 1946, to Gail and Elma E. Kraner Hodgin.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Stan (Anita) Mosser of Geneva, Mrs. Noel (Julia) Daniel of Indianapolis; and Mrs. Jim (Marla) Suding of Muncie.
Fred Pickford, 85, of Navarre, Florida, passed away on Sunday evening, April 17, 2011, in Florida.
He was born on January 11, 1926, in Decatur to Fred A. and Lavina Pickford.
Fred became a successful small business owner and an accomplished building contractor.
He and his wife, Patsy, moved to Navarre in 1985, where be built their home.
They also opened an interior decorating business in Navarre.