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June 2nd, 2011

Violet L. Kreischer

June 2, 2011

    Violet L. Kreischer, 96, of Decatur, died at 9:50 a.m. Monday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
    She was born on March 5, 1915, in Adams County to Welker E. and Nora A. Hoffman Woodruff.
    She married H. Darrel Kreischer on August 24, 1935, in Covington, Kentucky; he passed away on July 10, 1980.
    Violet was a homemaker, a member of First United Methodist Church in Decatur, and a former member of the Ladies of the Moose.

Edwin D. Purk

June 2, 2011

    Edwin Dale "E.D." Purk, 83, of Van Wert, Ohio, died at 3:50 a.m. Sunday, May 29, 2011, in Van Wert County Hospital at Van Wert.
    He was born on May 5, 1928, in Allen County, Indiana, to Harley O. and Agnes C. Beauchot Purk.
    He married Ruth Heath on April 17, 1948 in Dixon, Ohio; she died on August 25, 1990.
    He worked for International Harvester Corp. in Fort Wayne for more than 33 years, retiring in 1981, and was a longtime member of Local 57 in Fort Wayne.

Dorothy M. Putman

June 2, 2011

    Dorothy Mae Putman, 85, of Panama City Beach, Florida, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2011, at her home in the arms of loving family members under the direction of Covenant Hospice.
    She was born on October 4, 1925, in Willshire, Ohio, Blackhawk Township, Mercer County, to William Glenn White and Glendola Fern Case White.
    She graduated from Pleasant Mills High School in Adams County and was a member of the Methodist faith.

Jonathan D. Brodbeck

June 2, 2011

    Jonathan D. Brodbeck, 54, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    Born in Decatur, Jonathan graduated from Adams Central High School and worked as a warehouse manager with R.E. Crosby & Sons Inc. for 29 years.
    He was a member of the South Central congregation of Jehovah's Witness and was a Komet hockey fan. Jonathan also enjoyed fishing, camping, and turkey hunting and was an avid card player and collector.

Dana E. James

June 2, 2011

    Dana E. James, 61, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    He was born on October 10, 1949, in Grant County, Indiana, to Lewis F. and Phyllis Ann (Heideman) James.
    He married Tami L. Brodbeck on June 24, 1978.

Anita M. Sprunger

June 2, 2011

    Anita M. Sprunger, 78, of Berne, died Monday at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    She was born in Adams County on April 12, 1933, to Alvin and Linda Lehman Kennel.
    Among survivors are one son, Scott Sprunger of Berne, and two daughters, Mrs. Joe (Jilaine) Graber of Geneva and Mrs. Floyd (Renee) Liechty of Berne.

Robert M. Teeple

June 2, 2011

    Robert M. Teeple, 91, of Decatur, died at 12:40 p.m. Friday at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
    He was born on January 15, 1920.
    He married Betty D. Zinsmaster on April 9, 1976; she passed away on January 17, 2003.

Walter E. Wheeler

June 2, 2011

    Walter E. Wheeler, 97, formerly of Monroe, died Saturday in Swiss Village Retirement Community at Berne.
    He was born to Charles and Nora Wheeler.
    Among survivors are a former wife, Edith I. Wheeler of Pleasant Mills; one son, Jim Wheeler of Terre Haute; two daughters, Judith King of Bluffton and Bonnie Cart of Monroe; one stepdaughter, Carol Hornaday of Mesa, Arizona; and two stepsons, Roger Call of Monroe and Robert Call of Summerville, South Carolina.

May 26th

Jessie E. Bowers

May 26, 2011

    Jessie E. Bowers, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2011, at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne.
    She was born on June 17, 1927 in Stigles, Oklahoma.
    Surviving relatives include her children, Roxanne Chilcote and Vicki Frances of Fort Wayne and Barbara Hirschy of Decatur; siblings Walter Holloway, Clare Hanthorne, and Gert Bowser; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Roe A. Lehman

May 26, 2011

    Roe A. Lehman, 77, of Berne, passed away on May 24, 2011 at 8 p.m. after suffering several years of Parkinson’s Disease and leukemia.
    Roe was born on April 4, 1934, in Adams County to Peter B. and Elizabeth (Welty) Lehman.
    He is survived by a son, Todd Lehman of rural Arcola, and two granddaughters, Emma and Tessa Lehman.
    His daughter, Tandy, was fatally injured in a hayride accident of October of 1978.

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