Archive - Obituary
May 26th, 2011
Joel A. Neuenschwander, 82, of Berne, died Wednesday at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
He was born to Amos and Lovina Amstutz Neuenschwander.
Among survivors are three sons, Michael and Roger Neuenschwander of Berne and Allen Neuenschwander of Willshire, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Berne Evangelical Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Visiting hours are 2-8 p.m. Friday in Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne, and one hour prior to services.
Carolyn J. Schmitt, 76, of Decatur, died today at home.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeeral Home, Decatur.
Delores M. Gerber, 87, of Decatur, died on Monday, May 23, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Delores was born on July 15, 1923, in Adams County to Harry and Emily (Bracht) Worden.
Delores was united in marriage to Robert M. Moser of Bluffton in the fall of 1941. On December 13, 1944, Second Lieutenant Moser was killed during an aircraft training mission in southeastern Missouri.
On August 23, 1947, she married Richard C. Gerber Sr. He preceded her in death on June 16, 2010.
Dolores M. Gerber, 87, of Decatur, died Monday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
Marie H. Hegemier, 69, of Sidney, Ohio, died at home on Saturday.
She was born in Decatur on August 11, 1941, to Kenneth and Ruth Holle Ohler.
Among survivors are her four children, Mrs. Steve (Kimberly) Fortney of Yukon, Oklahoma; Mrs. Theodore (Ruth) Henry of Wapakoneta, Ohio; Mrs. Jerry (Danielle) Tangeman of Sidney; and Janice Hegemier (and Marco Diaz) of New York, New York.
Berdella M. Liechty, 73, of Berne, died Monday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Adams County on June 16, 1937, to Orval and Marie Biberstein Alt.
She married Ernest R. Liechty on April 5, 1958; he survives.
She was active with her husband in a diversified livestock and grain farm, was very supportive of her church (First Mennonite Church at Berne), and was active in 4-H and FFA.
Mary Millington Pratt, 87, of Decatur, died on Friday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
She married George W. Millington on December 23, 1939 in Decatur and he passed away on January 29, 1967. In 1975, she married Walter E. Pratt and he passed away in 1998.
She worked for 20 years with the Adams-Wells Association for the Retarded and Handicapped and attended Cornerstone Church, formerly known as Decatur Missionary Church.
Evelyn Justine Johnson, 87, of Shelby County, Indiana, died on Sunday, May 15, 2011, in Franklin United Methodist Community at Franklin.
Born on June 18, 1923, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Guy and Gladys McClure Strickler.
She married Joseph Meredith Johnson on November 30,1939; he preceded her in death in 2002.
Ted Swoveland, 74, of Berne, died Thursday in Chalet Village Nursing Home.
He was born to Robert and Gertrude Swoveland.
Among survivors are his wife, Shirley; a son, Bradley Swoveland of Sturgis, Michigan; a daughter, Marsha Swoveland of Pleasant Mills; three brothers, including Charles Swoveland of rural Decatur; and three sisters, including Linda Anderson of Decatur.
Edward Hockemeyer, 89, of Monroeville, died at 3:35 p.m. Saturday in The Village of Heritage nursing home in Monroeville.
He was born on August 15, 1921, in Allen County to William F. and Clara Thieme Hockemeyer.
He married Catherine M. Springer on September 17, 1944; she passed away on March 4, 2010.
He was a lifelong farmer and a member of St. John Lutheran Church (Flatrock).