Archive - Obituary
April 26th, 2011
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.
Sandra Gay McAdams passed away on April 19, 2011.
Mrs. McAdams was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and was a 1957 graduate of Northside High School. She attended Massey Business College, leading to various office management positions.
She was most proud of supporting her husband’s distinguished military career by serving as an exemplary U.S. Army Military wife for 30 years.
Roxie A. Michael, 51, of Craigville, died Monday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
She was born to Robert E. and Malvra A. Bailey Grimm. Her father and stepmother, Judy, live in Poneto while her mother and stepfather, William Grover, reside in Vera Cruz.
Other survivors include her husband, William K. "Bill" Michael; two sons, Kelvin P. Michael of Craigville and William K. Michael of Bluffton; and two daughters, Randell Michael of Craigville and Hali Michael of Fort Wayne.
Rachel R. Graber, 91, of Berne, died Monday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
She was born in Adams County on November 2, 1919, to Jacob J. and Lena Habegger Schwartz.
Among survivors are a son, Don Graber of Geneva; a daughter, Mrs. Bill (Eileen) Daugherty of Pennville; and a brother, Millard Schwartz of Berne.
Virginia G. Mauck, 96, of Muncie, passed away at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 18, 2011, at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton.
She was born on October 1, 1914, in Jay County to Charles E. and Alpha Mae (Gray) Maitlen.
She married Damon Mangus in 1934; he passed away in November 1945. She married Osa Mauck in 1947; he passed away in 1963.