Archive - Obituary
January 7th, 2011
Wendell J. Seaman, 92, of Decatur, died Thursday, December 6, 2011, in Adams Memorial Hospital. His death was unexpected and followed a brief illness.
He was born on April 29, 1918 in Wells County to Luchus and Dora Hartup Seaman.
He married Harriet Ruth Clark on December 15, 1939 in Markle, Indiana and she survives.
Maxine J. Hakes, 80, of Decatur, died on January 4, 2011 at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Adams County on March 15, 1930 to Bernard and Frieda (Black) Keller.
On May 20, 1950, she married Paris Hakes. He preceded her in death on December 25, 2000.
Maxine attended Decatur Church of God and was a homemaker.
Ernest Roe, 83, of Decatur, died on Wednesday in Adams Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Margaret Scherer, 87, formerly of Decatur, died on Wednesday in The Village of Heritage nursing home at Monroeville. Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur.
Raymond L. Zurcher, 77, of Berne, died on Wednesday at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
He was born in Adams County on July 22, 1933 to Christian F. and Martha Ebnit Zurcher.
Among survivors are his wife, Marjorie; one son, Dwight Zurcher of Berne; and two daughters: Mrs. Brian (Susan) Culy of Linn Grove and Mrs. Mike (Elaine) Liechty of Berne.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in First Mennonite Church at Berne, with burial in MRE Cemetery, rural Berne.
Robert Boknecht, 81, of Highland Falls, NC, died unexpectedly on January 2, 2011, at his residence.
Born and raised in Decatur, he graduated from Valparaiso University in 1951 with a double major in psychology and geography.
He was Vice President of Employee Relations for Standard Oil until his retirement.
Survivors include his sons, Mark (Rita) and John, both of Atlanta, GA; four grandchildren; brother Ed (Dorothy) Boknecht of Fort Wayne; and niece Dianne (Steve) Koch.
Mary Diaz, 85, of New Lenox, Illinois, died Monday in a hospital at Joliet, Illinois.
She was born to Lewis and Julia Alonzo Flores.
Surviving are her husband, Edward Diaz; one son, Robert L. Diaz of South Holland, Illinois; two daughters, Gloria Tomchek and Dorothy F. Marnell of New Lenox; and one sister, Margie Solano of Berne.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne, with burial in MRE Cemetery, rural Berne.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home for Maxine J. Hakes, 80, of Decatur, who died Tuesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
John E. Isch, 71, of Decatur, passed away on January 4, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
John was born on January 26, 1939, in Adams County, Indiana, to Ralph Isch and Opal (Walters) Isch Lillich.
On October 26, 1958, he married Lois J. Archinal.
John was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in Decatur and served on many boards of the church. He was active in Big Brothers, was the community service supervisor for the Adams County Jail, and was an avid golfer.
Maxine J. Hakes, 80, of Decatur, died today in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.