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December 16th

Deloris McCagg

December 16, 2011

    Deloris McCagg, 91, a former longtime resident of Decatur, died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in New Haven Care and Rehabilitation Center, where she had resided since 1999. 
    She was a former member of Decatur Missionary Church.
    Surviving are one son, Jerry Lee McCagg (and wife Carol) of Fort Wayne; one brother, Waynard Habegger of Decatur; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

December 15th

Herman C. Linnemeier

December 15, 2011

    Herman C. Linnemeier, 90, of rural Decatur, died Tuesday in Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home at Fort Wayne.
    He was born on October 17, 1921, to Edward and Nora Thiele Linnemeier.
    Among survivors are his wife, Ruth, to whom he was married for 70 years; a son, Eugene A. Linnemeier of Decatur; and a daughter, Mrs. Ken (Karen S.) Short of Fort Wayne.

Billie Wheeler

December 15, 2011

    Billie "Bill" Wheeler, 84, of rural Columbia City, died Tuesday in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    He was born to Melvin C. and Jessie Blondine Wheeler.
    Among survivors are his wife, Rosemary; two daughters, Mrs. Douglas (Sheryl) Schrader and Mrs. Michael (Marsha) Gradeless of Columbia City; and a son, Dane Wheeler of Decatur.

December 13th

Walter D. Case

December 13, 2011

    Walter D. “Kielbasa” Case, age 52, of Decatur, formerly of Adrian, Michigan, passed away on December 10, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He was born on June 26, 1959, in Adrian, the son of William and Rose (Martin) Case.
    Walter was a 1977 graduate of Adrian High School and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Adrian.

Thomas W. Dailey

December 13, 2011

    Thomas William Dailey, 66, of rural Berne, died at 1:26 a.m. Monday in Parkview Hospital at Fort Wayne.
    He was born on January 15, 1945, in Willshire, Ohio, to Stanton R. and Margaret Brandt Dailey.
    Thomas worked for Decatur Casting for 10 years and was a member of Grace Fellowship Church in Decatur.

December 9th

Nichole J. Summersett

December 9, 2011

    Nichole J. "Nikki" Summersett, 29, of Berne, died at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at her residence.
    She was born on September 17, 1982, in Adams County to Steven and Penny Liechty Haines, who live in Berne.
    She married Jeff Summersett on October 20, 2007; he survives.
    She was a graduate of South Adams High School and a magna cum laude graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University's School of Nursing at Marion, Indiana.

December 7th

Mildred R. Elliott

December 7, 2011

    Mildred R. Elliott, 94, of Decatur, died at her residence on Monday, December 5, 2011.
    She was a daughter of Edward L. and Maude M. Kurt Johnson, born in Decatur on June 27, 1917.
    On December 3, 1934, she married Carl W. Elliott, who preceded her in death on May 5, 1979.
    Mildred was a homemaker who also worked at the Bag Service company in Decatur and in a local laundramat. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Decatur.

December 6th

Mildred R. Elliott

December 6, 2011

    Mildred R. Elliott, 94, of Decatur, died at home on Monday.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

December 5th

Steven J. Geist

December 5, 2011

    Steven J. Geist, 60, of Fort Wayne, died December 1.
    He was born to John K. “Dick” and Edna B. (Cosby) Geist. 
    Survivors include two sisters, Sandy (Rodney) Funk of Roanoke and Susan (Larry) Smith of Elkhart; and two brothers, Larry (Judi) Geist of Fort Wayne and Ric (Bev) Geist (Bellmont choral director) of Fort Wayne. 

Ludella L. McDowell

December 5, 2011

    Ludella L. McDowell, 101, formerly of Decatur, passed away at 1:55 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2011, at Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne.
    She was born on November 27, 1910, in Berne to Benhardt and Dinah (Habegger) Lehman.
    She married John McDowell on March 23, 1979; he passed away on September 1, 1986.

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