Archive - Obituary
Betty J. Patrick, 84, formerly of Monroe, died Thursday in Swiss Village Retirement Community at Berne.
She married George H. Patrick on January 21, 1945, in Van Wert, Ohio; he survives.
Betty was a homemaker who also worked as an aide at Crows Haven Nursing Home in Flint, Michigan.
She was a member of Friends Church at Monroe, of which she was the clerk for 27 years, and also had attended Park United Brethren Church in Bluffton.
Harold E. Myers, 86, of Berne, died Thursday, December 1, 2011, at Chalet Village in Berne.
He was the son of Floyd and Wilma (Tinkham) Myers. Harold was the owner of Myers Furniture in Willshire, Ohio, and had also worked for Sheets Furniture in Decatur. Later, while living in Florida, he was associated with Sambo's and Clock Restaurants.
Eunice Suman, 65, of Fairland, Indiana, a native of Berne, died on Thursday in Greenwood, Indiana.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
Clara L. Scherer, 91, of Decatur, died at 9 a.m. Thursday in The Village of Heritage Nursing Home at Monroeville.
She was born on March 19, 1920,m in Wells County to Karl and Anna Werling Nahrwold.
She married Lloyd Scherer on April 10, 1948, in Fort Wayne; he passed away on February 4, 1985.
Clara was a homemaker and a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church (Fuelling), rural Decatur.
Betty Jane Miller, 83, of Berne, formerly of Decatur, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2011, at Chalet Village in Berne.
Betty was born on December 30, 1927, in Shoon, Kentucky, and was the daughter of Ammi and Urcel (Roudenbush) Miller.
On March 1, 1957, she married Homer L. Miller. He preceded her in death on October 29, 2001.
Betty was a member of Union Chapel United Methodist Church, rural Decatur, and the United Methodist Women.
Merle L. Drake, 90, of Decatur, died on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Merle was born on August 18, 1921, in Peebles, Ohio to Willie G. and Lillie (Tolle) Shelton.
On August 23, 1939, she married Clyde E. Drake. He preceded her in death on January 9, 2009.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur.
Sandra Joan Schuller Gaskill, 75, of Celina, Ohio, passed away at 6:50 a.m. on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
She was born on Thursday, October 29, 1936, in Montpelier, Indiana, to William Simon and Elizabeth Minniear Schuller.
Mrs. Gaskill was formerly employed by Magnavox Corp, in Fort Wayne.
She was a 1954 graduate of Montpelier High School and a former resident of Montpelier and Decatur.
Walter H. Biedermann, 80, of Palm Coast, Florida, formerly of Decatur, died on November 12, 2011, at his residence.
Walter was born in Mannheim, Germany on August 22, 1931, to Heinrich and Hermine Konig Biedermann.
He married Helen Joan Johnson, who survives.
Walter lived in Decatur for 43 years and lived in Florida the past 10 years.
Walter attended St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Decatur and was a member of the Lutheran Church in Mannheim.
Charles G. “Hank” Henkenius, 77, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Charles was born on October 29, 1934, in Fort Wayne to Charles C. and Emma (Forsythe) Henkenius.
He married Jean M. Kable on August 27, 1960. She preceded him in death on April 13, 2001.
Charles was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur. He worked for Dana Corporation in Fort Wayne and was a member of Moose Lodge 1311 in Decatur.
Katharina Lehr, 87, of Saratoga Springs, New York, a former Decatur resident, died at 1:25 a.m. Sunday in Saratoga Springs, where she had moved from Decatur in 2003 to live with her son.
She was born in Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union, on April 26, 1924 to Johann and Sara Goertz Wiebe.
She married Waldemar Lehr in 1949 in Germany; he passed away in 1954.