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June 7th, 2011

June S. Hough

June 7, 2011

    (The following is being rerun to correct the newspaper's error.)

    June S. Hough, 70, of Big Turkey Lake, rural LaGrange, passed away at 10:35 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2011, at her residence.
    She was born on Friday, May 30, 1941, in Portland to Donald Salmon Jr. and Helen Crawmer Pyle, who are deceased.
    June attended First Christian Church in Albany, Indiana, and New Corydon Grade School and Bryant High School.

June 6th

June S. Hough

June 6, 2011

    June S. Hough, 70, of Big Turkey Lake, rural LaGrange, passed away at 10:35 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2011, at her residence.
    She was born on Friday, May 30, 1941, in Portland to Donald Salmon Jr. and Helen Crawmer Pyle, who are deceased.
    June attended First Christian Church in Albany, Indiana, and New Corydon Grade School and Bryant High School.
    She was employed by General Electric Co. in Decatur for 10 years.

Joy R. Jackson

June 6, 2011

    Joy R. Jackson, 66, of Berne, died Saturday at home.
    She was born to Ray and Florence Lea Lorton.
    Among survivors are her husband, James Jackson of Berne; her mother, Florence Lorton of Berne; one son, James Jackson of Lafayette; and two daughters, Mrs. Randy (Jackie) Lipps of Union City, Ohio, and Connie J. Smith of Fort Wayne.
    There will be no funeral or visitation.
    The announcement was made by Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.

June 3rd

Chelsey Calvin Miller

June 3, 2011

Chelsey Calvin "Cal" Miller, 85, of Monroe, died Thursday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
    He was born to Benjamin H. and Alma Halberstadt Miller.
    Surviving are his wife, Helen, and two daughters, Mrs. Tim (Janet) Vogleman of Huntington and Mrs. David (Debra) Bowers of Walkerton, Indiana.
    Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, rural Decatur, with burial in Spring Hill Cemetery of Adams County.

Paul W. Reidenbach

June 3, 2011

    Paul W. Reidenbach, 89, of rural Decatur, died on June 2, 2011 at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton.
    Paul was born on December 2, 1921, in Decatur to Wilbur and Adeline (Bischoff) Reidenbach.
    Paul married Bonnie M. Scott on December 28, 1965. 
    Paul was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Decatur. He was one of the founders of Peace Lutheran Church at Berne, where he served as president and vice-president and was a 41-year charter member.

June 2nd

Paul Reidenbach

June 2, 2011

    Paul Reidenbach, 89, a former rural Decatur resident and a longtime businessman here, died this morning at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

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.

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