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April 25th, 2011

Merlin W. Sprunger

April 25, 2011

    Merlin W. Sprunger, 87, of Berne, died today.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

Donna Sweeny

April 25, 2011

    Donna Sweeny, 64, of Berne, a former resident of Geneva, died Saturday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    She was born in Decatur on June 26, 1946, to Gail and Elma E. Kraner Hodgin.
    Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Stan (Anita) Mosser of Geneva, Mrs. Noel (Julia) Daniel of Indianapolis; and Mrs. Jim (Marla) Suding of Muncie.

April 22nd

Fred Pickford

April 22, 2011

    Fred Pickford, 85, of Navarre, Florida, passed away on Sunday evening, April 17, 2011, in Florida.
    He was born on January 11, 1926, in Decatur to Fred A. and Lavina Pickford.
    Fred became a successful small business owner and an accomplished building contractor.
    He and his wife, Patsy, moved to Navarre in 1985, where be built their home.
    They also opened an interior decorating business in Navarre.

April 21st

Sandra G. McAdams

April 21, 2011

    Sandra Gay McAdams passed away on April 19, 2011.
    Mrs. McAdams was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and was a 1957 graduate of Northside High School. She attended Massey Business College, leading to various office management positions.
    She was most proud of supporting her husband’s distinguished military career by serving as an exemplary U.S. Army Military wife for 30 years.

April 20th

Roxie A. Michael

April 20, 2011

    Roxie A. Michael, 51, of Craigville, died Monday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
    She was born to Robert E. and Malvra A. Bailey Grimm. Her father and stepmother, Judy, live in Poneto while her mother and stepfather, William Grover, reside in Vera Cruz.
    Other survivors include her husband, William K. "Bill" Michael; two sons, Kelvin P. Michael of Craigville and William K. Michael of Bluffton; and two daughters, Randell Michael of Craigville and Hali Michael of Fort Wayne.

April 19th

Rachel R. Graber

April 19, 2011

    Rachel R. Graber, 91, of Berne, died Monday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    She was born in Adams County on November 2, 1919, to Jacob J. and Lena Habegger Schwartz.
    Among survivors are a son, Don Graber of Geneva; a daughter, Mrs. Bill (Eileen) Daugherty of Pennville; and a brother, Millard Schwartz of Berne.

Virginia G. Mauck

April 19, 2011

    Virginia G. Mauck, 96, of Muncie, passed away at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 18, 2011, at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton.
    She was born on October 1, 1914, in Jay County to Charles E. and Alpha Mae (Gray) Maitlen.
    She married Damon Mangus in 1934; he passed away in November 1945. She married Osa Mauck in 1947; he passed away in 1963.

Jerry L. Penrod

April 19, 2011

    Jerry L. Penrod, 67, of Bluffton, died at 10:15 a.m. Monday at his residence.
    He was born on November 7, 1943, in Bluffton, the only child of Claude and Verda Gordon Penrod, who are deceased.
    He married Joanna Jump on August 30, 1964, in Uniondale, Indiana, and she survives.

Steven B. Riley

April 19, 2011

    Steven B. Riley, 69, a lifelong resident of rural Monroe, died at 7:26 p.m. Sunday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne, where he had been a patient for six days.
    He was born to Merle and Ida Girod Riley, who are deceased.
    He married Pauline Schwartz on April 14, 1963; she passed away in 2002.
    He was a member of Salem Community Church, serving as chairman of the board of trustees for many years.

April 18th

Rachel R. Graber

April 18, 2011

    Rachel R. Graber, 91, of Berne, died today.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

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