Archive - Obituary
November 8th, 2010
Reginald Thomas Welch, 67, of Decatur, passed away at 7:10 a.m. Friday, November 5, 2010, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born on July 6, 1943, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to Rev. Robert Welch and Helen (Wittwer) Welch.
A graduate of Adams Central High School, he received his bachelor's degree in 1965 from Manchester College in North Manchester.
Shirley N. Brite, 71 of Decatur, died on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Shirley was born on August 28, 1939, in Adams County to Carl D. and May (Kaehr) Hirschy.
On August 23, 1958, she married Joseph J. Brite, who survives.
Shirley was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur and the Rosary Society. She worked at Davenport School of the Arts in Florida for 12 years, then retired from Central Soya in Decatur in 1990 as an operator.
Brian K. Buroker, 53, of Swayzee, Indiana, a former Indiana State Police trooper and investigator who lived in Decatur for 11 years, died suddenly at 4:57 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2, in Decatur.
He was born in Marion, Indiana, to Robert and M. Teil Wilson Buroker, who still reside there.
He married Brenda J. Wilson on July 21, 1979, and she also survives. The Buroker family lived in Swayzee the past 19 years.
Willodean M. Grace Foster, 84, a former Monroeville resident, died at 9:54 p.m. Monday in Hospice Home of Fort Wayne.
She was born to Martin L. Gladys Beerbower Lehman.
She married Richard L, Grace, who passed away on October 14, 1961. She married John W. Foster, who passed away on November 28, 2005.
Willodean was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Monroeville and enjoyed sewing, quilting, and knitting.
Neal L. Hart, 46, of rural Decatur, died Thursday in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Adams County on February 17, 1964, to Robert and Janice Bailey Hart. His father is deceased; his mother, now Janice Barr, lives in Monroeville.
Other survivors include a daughter, Tessa M. Hart of Monroeville and two sons, Tyler L. Hart of Decatur and Tanner L. Hart of Monroeville.
Gertrude M. Heine, 82, left her earthly home on Thursday, November 4, 2010, and now rests in the arms of her Savior in Heaven.
Born on September 14, 1928, in Decatur, she was the daughter of Gustav and Selma Krueckeberg.
She married Gaylord Heine on April 16, 1950, and resided in New Haven.
She was a dedicated member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, New Haven, and an active member and past president of the Ladies Society and various circles.
Gaynel Irene Lankenau, 75, of Castle Rock, Colorado, died Tuesday in Sky Ridge Medical Center at Lonetree, Colorado.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur, following services in Colorado.
David Edward Tricker of Indianapolis, 60 years of age, passed away in the early hours of November 2 in the company of his loving family.
He is survived by his wife, Janet; five children, Nate [Rachel], Jason [Sara], Matt [Robin], Ben [Eleigh], and Jenny [Pete]; and nine grandchildren, Sam, Hannah, Owen, Max, Isaiah, Ian, Eli, Tad, and Asher.
Patricia M. Morgan Carpenter, 83, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, October 30, 2010, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Adams County on April 30, 1927, to Ivan B. and Marie V. (Dager) Barkley.
On November 27, 1947, Pat married Paul E. Morgan; he passed away on May 8, 2005. In May of 2008, she married Wayne R. Carpenter and he survives.
Grace McBride, 91, of Portland, passed away on Monday morning at her residence.
She was born in Chattanooga, Ohio, on November 14, 1918, the daughter of William and Minna Baumgartner Andress.
She was married on March 18, 1939, to Glen McBride; he died on May 21, 2008.
She had worked for Schafer Glove Co, in Decatur and for Jay Carment Co. in Portland.
She was a member of the auxiliary organization at American Legion Post 43 in Decatur.