Archive - Obituary
November 7th, 2011
Jerry L. "J.T." Tharp Sr., 72, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2011, at Englewood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne.
He was born on March 22, 1939, in Ridgeville, Indiana, to Roe and Frances Wooters Tharp.
He married Mariana M. Jauregui on June 29, 1957.
Vera C. Heimann Ahne, 86, of Scranton, Arkansas, passed away in Clarksville, Arkansas, on October 21, 2011.
She was born in Decatur on May 6, 1925 to Henry and Rose Geels Heimann.
She is survived by nine children, 24 grandchildren, and 34 great-grandchildren.
Local survivors are a brother, Cletus Heimann (and wife Dorothy) of Monroeville; a sister, Marjorie Shell of rural Decatur; a sister-in-law, Rita Heimann of rural Decatur; and several nieces and nephews.
Dr. Otto Arnold Spiegel, 87, of Sebring, Florida, a former chiropractor in Decatur and known as "Dr. O.A." in Sebring, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Lake Placid Nursing Home.
He was born to Otto and Stella Spiegel in Indiana on February 4, 1924, and the family moved shortly after to Wisconsin, where he grew up.
He joined the U.S. Navy in 1941 and was a radio operator at a secret military radio station overlooking Pearl Harbor during World War II.
Mary E. Bauman, 93, formerly of Geneva, died Wednesday at Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne.
She was born in Geneva on November 25, 1917, to Jesse O. and Mary E. Campbell Callihan.
Among survivors are a daughter, Mrs. DeWayne (Cheryl) Lehmann of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and three sons, Jay Bauman of North Webster, Indiana; Deryl Bauman of Decatur; and Brian "Rudy" Bauman of Geneva.
Alyce A. Haugk, 65 years old, of Decatur, passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, in Adams Memorial Hospital's emergency room. Her death was unexpected and followed a brief illness.
She was born on Tuesday, October 1, 1946, in Decatur, the daughter of the late Chalmer H. DeBolt and the late Ruth I. "Toots" (Macklin) DeBolt.
She married Elroy Haugk on June 5, 1966, at First Presbyterian Church in Decatur.
Leland W. Sprunger, 69, of Berne, died Tuesday in South Haven, Michigan.
He was born in Adams County on May 11, 1942, to Arley and Emma I. Cline Sprunger.
Among survivors are his mother, of Berne, and three sons, Toby and Jeff Sprunger of Berne and Aaron Sprunger of Fort Wayne.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in MRE Cemetery, rural Berne, and a funeral service at 3 p.m. Sunday in First Missionary Church at Berne.
Diana A. Flueckiger, 54, Berne, died Tuesday at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
She was the daughter of Donald and Yukiko Spillner of Fort Wayne.
She was married on October 17, 1980, to Kent Flueckiger, who survives. Other survivors, in addition to her parents, include a son, Landon, of Decatur; a daughter, Ashley Flueckiger of Huntington; and a brother, Michael Spillner of Fort Wayne.
Leland "Lee" Sprunger, 69, Berne, died Tuesday in South Haven, Michigan.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne.
Teresa Annette Fisher, 59, of Liberty Center, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at Canterbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne .
She was born on August 31, 1952, in Wabash County Hospital to Roger J. and Maxine (Lewis) Noble. On March 13, 1973, in Huntington, she married Terry L. Fisher. They shared 34 years of marriage together before he preceded her in death on November 4, 2007.
Andy J. Hilty, 64, of rural Monroe, died Saturday in a traffic accident in Adams County.
He was born to Jacob J. and Emma J. Troyer Hilty.
Among survivors are his wife, Martha; three sons, Andrew and Levi Hilty of rural Monroe and James Hilty of rural Bryant; and four daughters, Mrs. Jonas (Rosann) Schwartz of rural Winchester, Ohio and Mrs. Devon (Marietta) Stutzman, Miriam Hilty, and Mrs. Chris (Kathryn) Graber, all of rural Monroe.