Archive - Obituary
February 11th, 2011
Ronald Thornton, 71, of Decatur, died on Wednesday, February 9, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Ron was born on August 16, 1939 in Xenia, Ohio, to Edward and Maxine (Elliott) Thornton Sr.
He married Sharon L. Thompson on January 14, 1967.
Ron was a lifetime member of Moose Lodge 1311 in Decatur and a longtime volunteer for the Adams County Emergency Management Agency.
Noemi Carrasquillo, 93, formerly of Decatur, died Tuesday in Lutheran Life Villages at Fort Wayne, where she had lived since 2005.
She was born in Puerto Rico to Jesus M. and Maria Mayoral Carrasquillo.
Among survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Jacob (Illis) Perez of Decatur; one son, Ithiel Torres of New Jersey; and one sister, Elizabeth C. Borges of Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
Lena B. Moore, 83, of Berne, died Tuesday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
She was born in Adams County in July 13, 1927, to Daniel and Irene Badertscher Morand.
Among survivors are her husband, Daniel Moore; one son, John Moore of Bryant; and one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Ginette) Tielke of Richmond, Texas.
Ronald L. Thornton, 71, of Decatur, died Tuesday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.
Maurice J. Goebel, 88, of Decatur, died on February 7, 2011, at Woodcrest Retirement Community's Nursing Center.
He was born on October 25, 1921, to Norbert and Victoria (Stark) Goebel in Edgerton, Ohio.
He married Cecilia E. Noonan on November 26, 1949. She preceded him in death on December 12, 2008.
Maurice was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur.
Maurice J. Goebel, 88, of Decatur, died on Monday at Woodcrest Retirement Community. Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.
Robert A. Bombka, 71, of Decatur, passed away on Friday, February 4, 2011, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
He was born on July 29, 1939, in Fort Wayne to Boyce and Barbara (Sewart) Bombka.
He married Judith A. Mahlan on August 8, 1959.
Geraldine Lucille Douglas, 73, of Decatur, died Friday at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
She was born in Hoagland on April 14, 1937, to Ray and Pansy Biggs Heiser.
Geraldine married Theodore E. Douglas on March 22, 1958; he survives.
Geraldine from from General Electric Corp.
Carolyn J. Gerber, 71, formerly of rural Craigville, died at 11:50 p.m. Thursday in Christian Care Retirement Community at Bluffton.
She was born on December 25, 1939, in Decatur to Harry and Berniece Hanni Frauhiger.
She married William "Bill" Gerber on March 19, 1961, in Wells County; he survives.
William C. Johnloz, 96, passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton.
Mr. Johnloz was born on October 26, 1914, in Adams County to Charles and Lillian (Diehl) Johnloz.
He worked as an electrician at General Electric for 35 years and was a farmer for over 50 years. Mr. Johnloz was a member of Murry Missionary Church and a graduate of Lancaster High School in Wells County in 1932.