Archive - Obituary
September 21st, 2011
Kenneth H. Liechty, 86, of Berne, died Tuesday at home.
He was born to Elmer and Leona Sprunger Liechty.
Among survivors are his wife, Rose Marie; one son, Lyle M. Liechty of Carmel; one daughter, Beth A. Walker of Berne; and one sister, Mrs. Bryce (Deloris) Christy of Berne.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Cross United Church of Christ at Berne, with burial in MRE Cemetery, rural Berne.
Earl M. Stucky, 91, of Berne, a former Monroe resident, died at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
He was born on October 13, 1919, in Berne to Erwin and Martha Liechty Stucky.
He married Marjorie M. Dotterer on October 12, 1940; she survives.
He was the former owner of Stucky Furniture in Monroe, a business that was in his family for 81 years.
Royce Robertson Lanson "Lanny" Woolfolk, 52, of Bumpass, Virginia, went to be with his Lord on Monday, September 12, 2011.
Lanny was a business owner in the timber industry and was recognized as Businessman of the Year for Louisa County in 1997.
He was active in various community and civic organizations and, as a conservationist, was a passionate steward and manager of wildlife and habitat.
Grace I. Green, a longtime resident of Decatur, died at 2:15 a.m. Monday in Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne.
She was born in Fort Wayne on November 17 to John R. and Mabel A. Hyde Savieo.
She married Richard D. Green on September 16, 1944, in Monroeville; he died on June 12, 2000.
Grace was a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Women of the Moose at Lodge 1311, both in Decatur.
Kenneth H. Liechty, 86, of Berne, died at home on Tuesday.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
Helen B. Schnitz, 88, of Decatur, died at noon on Sunday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
She was born on July 29, 1923, in Huntington County to Mahlon D. and Mildred G. Beal Brown.
She married Richard K. Schnitz on November 13, 1943, in Bluffton; he survives.
She was the owner of Schnitz Accounting Service in Decatur from 1945 until retirement in 2001 and was also a member of First Baptist Church in Decatur.
Wayne B. Stuckey, 85, of 34 Willow Run, Woodcrest, Decatur, and formerly of Berne, died on Friday afternoon, September 16, 2011, at Woodcrest Retirement Community’s Nursing Center.
He was born on May 19, 1926, in Berne to Leslie I. and Elma (Winteregg) Stuckey.
Sandra Sue “Sandy” Butcher, 71, of Decatur, passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at her residence.
She was born on July 7, 1940, in Adams County to Anthony and J. Edna (Miller) Gase.
She married Robert Eugene Butcher on October 27, 1956; he survives in Decatur.
Irene J. Lloyd, 60, of Decatur, died on Thursday, September 15, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Irene was born on October 24, 1950, in Decatur to Paul and Clara (High) Hindenlang, who are deceased.
She married James M. Lloyd on November 1, 1968.
Irene was a member of Mt. Zion United Brethren in Christ Church, was involved in its Women’s Missionary Fellowship, and was an assistant song leader.
Clifford Lee Hirschy, 77, of Kerrville, Texas, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2011, in Granbury, Texas.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at Cross Community Church, 315 W. Main St., Berne.
Mr. Hirschy was born on February 15, 1934, in Decatur to Amos and Rosalene Marsh Hirschy.
He married Vera Wogenstein on July 21, 1979, in Fort Wayne.
He was an engineer and a tool-and-die maker in the aerospace industry.