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August 26th, 2011

Charles S. DeKoninck

August 26, 2011

    Charles S. DeKoninck, 76, of Monroeville, died at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday at The Village of Heritage nursing home.
    He married Shirley A. Sorg on August 31, 1957, in St. Joseph Catholic Church at Hessen Cassel; she passed away on September 14, 2001.
    He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church at Hessen Cassel, a lifelong farmer (including dairy cattle), and the previous co-owner of Sunshine Florist in Decatur for 23 years (1981 to 2004).

Dale R. Workinger

August 26, 2011

    Dale R. Workinger, 76, of Berne, formerly of Monroe, died on Wednesday at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    He was born on November 26, 1934, in Adams County to Glenn and Mary Wechter Workinger.
    Surviving are a brother, Charles E. Workinger of Monroe, and several nieces and nephews.
    The funeral service will be held Sunday at 7 p.m. in Swiss Village, with calling from 5-7 p.m. Burial will be in Ray Cemetery, rural Monroe.

August 25th

Dale R. Workinger

August 25, 2011

    Dale R. Workinger, 76, of Berne, a former resident of Portland, died on Thursday at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

Wendell L. Abbott

August 25, 2011

    Wendell Lloyd Abbott, 85, of Decatur, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday at home of Parkinson's Disease, following an extended illness.
    He was born on August 22, 1926, in Adams County to Clark C. and Lola L. Gerber Abbott.
    He married Imogene M. McFarland on November 7, 1953, in Decatur; she survives.

Micah L. Farmer

August 25, 2011

    Micah Louise Farmer, 34, of Decatur, died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Hospice Home on Homestead Rd. in Fort Wayne.
    She was born on September 4, 1976, in Terre Haute to Michael W. and Karen M. Reynolds Wing.
    Micah was a social worker for Meridian Services at Richmond. She attended the Indiana-Purdue campus in Fort Wayne, Ball State University in Muncie, and the Indiana-Purdue campus in Indianapolis and received a master's degree in social work.

Menno W. Schwartz

August 25, 2011

    Menno W. Schwartz, 82, of rural Monroe, died at home on Wednesday.
    He was born on August 21, 1929, in Adams County to Joe L. and Elizabeth Wickey Schwartz.

August 24th

Wendell L. Abbott

August 24, 2011

    Wendell L. Abbott, 85, of rural Decatur, died on Tuesday at home.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.

Helen F. Nahrwold

August 24, 2011

    Helen F. Nahrwold passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, at the age of, 91, in Ossian Health and Rehabilitation Center.
    She was born on April 5, 1920, in Adams County to John and Amanda (Bleeke) Heuer.
    She attended Monmouth High School and graduated in 1938.
    Her marriage on June 22, 1946, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (Fuelling) in Adams County was to Carl W. Nahrwold, who died on April 9, 1994.

August 23rd

Doreen Walters Frecker

August 23, 2011

    Doreen H. Walters Frecker, 85, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2011, at Ossian Health and Rehabilitation.
    She was born on December 30, 1925, in Manchester, England, to George and Annie (Smith) Thomason.
    She married John J. Walters; he died in 1990. She married Larry M. Fecker on July 16, 2004.
    Doreen was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church at Hessen Cassel. She was a homemaker and worked for the United States government.

Dorothy B. Springer

August 23, 2011

    Dorothy B. Springer, 96, of Decatur, died on Wednesday, August 17, 2011, at Woodcrest Retirement Community's Nursing Center.
    Dorothy was born on December 13, 1914, in Ashtabula, Ohio, to Emanuel and Sylvia (Brentlinger) Miller.
    Dorothy was a member of Decatur Church of Christ and was the seamstress for Macklin's clothing store in Decatur.

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