Archive - Obituary
November 21st, 2011
Kerry R. Smith, 59, of Poe, died at 3:10 p.m. Friday at his residence.
Kerry has been an inspiration to many for having been an 18-year survivor with brain cancer.
He was born on June 2, 1952, in Fort Wayne to Ross W. Smith and Doris J. Elzey Smith. His father is deceased; his mother, now Doris Schlaudraff, lives in Hoagland.
He married Karla Myers on April 11, 1980, in Poe United Methodist Church and she also survives.
Robert W. Cook, 95, of Decatur, died peacefully at Swiss Village in Berne on November 17, 2011.
He will be remembered as a thinker, tinkerer, inventor, and businessman.
Bob was born in Osgood. Indiana, and moved to Adams County when he was six years old. He was the fifth of six children of Adolph and Dora Cook.
Anita L. Sovine, 89, a former longtime resident of Pleasant Mills, died at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community, her residence the past three and one-half years.
She was born on January 18, 1922, in Van Wert County, Ohio, to Walter G. and Daisy P. August Stetler.
She married Luther A. "Buzz" Sovine on July 26, 1941 in Purvis, Mississippi. He passed away on November 2, 1991.
Howard O. Wolf, 75, of Decatur, passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Howard was born on May 23, 1936, in Fort Wayne to Otto and Velma (Bevelhymer) Wolf.
He married Carol A. Welty on December 14, 1963. She preceded him in death on February 11, 2001.
Howard was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church in Fort Wayne.
He retired in 1997 from Navistar.
Walter H. Biedermann, 80, of Palm Coast, Florida, a former Decatur resident, died November 11 at home.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
Crystal M. Masterson, 83, formerly of Bluffton, died Wednesday in Ossian Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born to Leander and Mary E. McCullier Tuttle.
Among survivors are a son, Keith Masterson of Bluffton, and three daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Paula) Deininger of Bluffton, Mrs. Stephen (Joyce) Johnson of Berne, and Mrs. William (Vickie) Osborn of Bluffton.
Howard O. Wolf, 75, of Decatur, died on Wednesday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
Lois J. Lehman, 87, of Berne, passed away on Monday, November 14, at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
She was born on August 14, 1924, in Berne to Werner B. and Florence Teeters Lehman.
She was a retired teacher and librarian who graduated from Berne-French High School and Wheaton College in Illinois. She held master's degrees in English and in library and information science from Indiana University.
Olive F. Miller, 92, of Berne, died on Tuesday at her daughter's home in Berne.
She was born to Fred D. and Esther E. Fowles Greenwood.
Among survivors is a daughter, Mrs. Dean (Marilyn) Bahre of Berne.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne, with burial in MRE Cemetery, rural Berne. Visiting hours are 1-3 p.m. Thursday.
Karen Schieferstein, 62, of Decatur, died Tuesday at home.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.