Archive - Obituary
September 6th, 2011
William S. "Billy" Gravens, 43, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, September 3, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born on April 5, 1968, to William S. and Ann E. McElman Gravens, who are deceased.
Billy was the former manager of the Clark Oil Co. station in Decatur and attended Decatur Church of God.
Rosemary Puterbaugh, 72, of Geneva, died Friday at Parkview Hospital in Ft. Wayne.
She was born November 13, 1938, in Portland, the daughter of Ivan and Hazel (Whitacre) Beals.
Surviving are two sons, Curt (Melissa) Puterbaugh of Portland and David (Carmen) Puterbaugh of Geneva; one brother Ralph Beals of Florida; and three grandchildren.
She had worked for NAPA in Portland and Berne for 35 years and most recently for the Town of Geneva as deputy clerk-treasurer.
William D. "Bill" Augsburger, 72, of Berne, owner of Bill's Ice Cream Waffle Trailer, died at home on Thursday.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
Berniece F. McBride, 91, of Decatur, died at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
She was born on February 28, 1920, in Adams County to Harley M. and Edna Gay Tumbleson.
She married Robert J. McBride on April 1, 1941; he passed away on August 9, 2000.
Berniece F. McBride, 91, of Decatur, died on Tuesday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Leonard (Lennie) R. Jaurigue, 60, of Fort Wayne, passed away on August 28, 2011.
He was born February 25, 1951 in Decatur. He was the son of Robert and Bernice Jaurigue of Decatur.
He was employed for 25 years at the Fort Wayne Foundry, enjoyed cooking and was an avid Notre Dame fan. Most important was spending time with his family, children and grandchildren.
Delbert D. Sprunger, 83, of Decatur, a longtime civic leader in Berne, passed away on Saturday, August 27, in Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born on September 1, 1927, in Adams County to Clarence and Lorine Habegger Sprunger.
He married Ida Irene Zuercher on September 22, 1946; she preceded him in death on April 11, 2009.
Delbert and his wife owned the Musik Haus in Berne for 30 years and he was widely known in a 50-mile area as piano-tuning technician.
Audley David Turner, 68, a longtime resident of Willshire, Ohio, died at 1:58 p.m. Monday in Community Health Center at Coldwater, Michigan.
Dave had been a member of several American Legion posts in the area.
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).
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.