Archive - Obituary
September 27th, 2011
Kenneth P. Birch, 82, of Decatur, died on Sunday, September 25, 2011, at his residence.
Kenneth was born on June 2, 1929, in Forest, Illinois, to Sylvester and Ethel (Knuckles) Birch.
On March 16, 1970, he married Betty G. Arnold.
Kenneth was a member of Decatur Church of God and a former member of the Pleasant Mills Lions Club.
He was mechanic for Slater Stainless Steel for 40 years.
Richard W. Conrad, 81, of Decatur, passed away onm Friday, September 23, 2011, at Select Specialty Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born on May 4, 1930, in Adams County to Walter W. and Edna (Egly) Conrad.
On January 20, 1951, he married Helen J. Bieberich.
Richard was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, where he was a past deacon and elder.
Jack F. Whitacre Jr., 59, of Berne, passed away at 1:50 a.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2011, at Chalet Village Health Care Center in Berne.
He was born on Tuesday, October 2, 1951, in Bryant to Jack and Mildred Whitacre. His father is deceased; his mother lives in Berne.
He married Patsy Phillips, who preceded him in death in December of 2008.
Mr. Whitacre graduated from Bryant High School in the Class of 1970.
DeWayne L. Beer, 74, of rural Berne, a former superintendent of the Adams County Highway Department, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born on June 22, 1937, in Adams County. His parents were the late Marcella Beer Meshberger and his stepfather, the late Chris Meshberger.
He married Alice Stauffer on July 4, 1957, in Berne; she survives.
Kenneth P. Birch, 82, of Decatur, died at home on Sunday.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
Carl D. Hofstetter, 77, of Geneva, died at home on Sunday.
He was born in Adams County on May 14, 1934, to Ernest and Twila Hofstetter.
Among survivors are two sons, John E. Hofstetter of Bluffton and DeWayne Hofstetter of Geneva, and two brothers, Calvin Hofstetter of Geneva and Jerry L. Hofstetter.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, with burial in West Lawn Cemetery, Geneva. Visiting hours are 2-8 p.m. Wednesday.
Ann Marie Mawhorr, 70, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, September 23, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Born in Fort Wayne, she graduated from Central Catholic High School and Marquette University at Milwaukee.
She married James K. Mawhorr on October 3, 1964.
Jack F. Whitacre Jr., 59, of Berne, died on Saturday in Chalet Village Health Care Center.
He was born to Jack F. Whitacre Sr., who is deceased, and Mildred Whitacre, who lives in Berne.
Other survivors include two sons, Aaron Whitacre of Decatur and Ernie Whitacre of Bryant, and two sisters, Mrs. Bill (Carol) Schabacker of Ossian and Mrs. Cliff (Jo) Moser of Portland.
David L. Bailey, 66, of rural Decatur, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
David was born in Decatur on May 1, 1945, to Robert L. and Donna B. (Landrum) Bailey, who are deceased.
On August 11, 1988, he married Carol A. (Rumschlag) Brandenburg.
David attended St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur.
He retired from Bunge North America, formerly Central Soya, in 2007 after 37 years.
Karry Lee Bowman, 60, of Decatur, died Sunday at home.
He was born on March 26, 1951, in Decatur to Robert W. and Beulah M. Biberstine Bowman, who are deceased.
Among survivors are a daughter, Heidi Bowman of Decatur; a brother, Larry R. "Bodie" Bowman of Woodburn; and three sisters, Elaine Harmon, Mrs. Kevin (Sandra) Adams, and Patricia Oetting, all of Decatur.
Aa memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Damascus Road Church at 1040 S. 11th St.