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August 25th, 2011

Dale R. Workinger

August 25, 2011

    Dale R. Workinger, 76, of Berne, a former resident of Portland, died on Thursday at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

Wendell L. Abbott

August 25, 2011

    Wendell Lloyd Abbott, 85, of Decatur, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday at home of Parkinson's Disease, following an extended illness.
    He was born on August 22, 1926, in Adams County to Clark C. and Lola L. Gerber Abbott.
    He married Imogene M. McFarland on November 7, 1953, in Decatur; she survives.

Micah L. Farmer

August 25, 2011

    Micah Louise Farmer, 34, of Decatur, died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Hospice Home on Homestead Rd. in Fort Wayne.
    She was born on September 4, 1976, in Terre Haute to Michael W. and Karen M. Reynolds Wing.
    Micah was a social worker for Meridian Services at Richmond. She attended the Indiana-Purdue campus in Fort Wayne, Ball State University in Muncie, and the Indiana-Purdue campus in Indianapolis and received a master's degree in social work.

Menno W. Schwartz

August 25, 2011

    Menno W. Schwartz, 82, of rural Monroe, died at home on Wednesday.
    He was born on August 21, 1929, in Adams County to Joe L. and Elizabeth Wickey Schwartz.

August 24th

Wendell L. Abbott

August 24, 2011

    Wendell L. Abbott, 85, of rural Decatur, died on Tuesday at home.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.

Helen F. Nahrwold

August 24, 2011

    Helen F. Nahrwold passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, at the age of, 91, in Ossian Health and Rehabilitation Center.
    She was born on April 5, 1920, in Adams County to John and Amanda (Bleeke) Heuer.
    She attended Monmouth High School and graduated in 1938.
    Her marriage on June 22, 1946, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (Fuelling) in Adams County was to Carl W. Nahrwold, who died on April 9, 1994.

August 23rd

Doreen Walters Frecker

August 23, 2011

    Doreen H. Walters Frecker, 85, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2011, at Ossian Health and Rehabilitation.
    She was born on December 30, 1925, in Manchester, England, to George and Annie (Smith) Thomason.
    She married John J. Walters; he died in 1990. She married Larry M. Fecker on July 16, 2004.
    Doreen was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church at Hessen Cassel. She was a homemaker and worked for the United States government.

Dorothy B. Springer

August 23, 2011

    Dorothy B. Springer, 96, of Decatur, died on Wednesday, August 17, 2011, at Woodcrest Retirement Community's Nursing Center.
    Dorothy was born on December 13, 1914, in Ashtabula, Ohio, to Emanuel and Sylvia (Brentlinger) Miller.
    Dorothy was a member of Decatur Church of Christ and was the seamstress for Macklin's clothing store in Decatur.

August 22nd

Wanda S. Sprunger

August 22, 2011

    Wanda S. Sprunger, 63, of Berne, died at home on Thursday.
    She was born to Cecil and Juanita Harrison Griffin, who are deceased.
    Among survivors are her husband, Randy L. Sprunger; two brothers, Bill Griffin of Malverne, Arkansas, and Larry Griffin of Salem, Illinois; and one sister, Clara Taylor of Salem, Illinois.
    A memorial funeral service at 2 p.m. Monday in Bethel Brethren Church at Berne, with visiting hours from 2-6 p.m. Sunday and from 1-2 p.m. Monday.

August 19th

Mary K. Lehman

August 19, 2011

    Mary Kay Lehman, 65, of Decatur, died on August 19, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    Mary was born in Adams County on January 29, 1946, to Joyce and Dolores L. (Omlor) Ellenberger.
    On May 28, 1966, she married Don L. Lehman.
    Mary was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur and worked for CTS Corp. in Berne for 26 years.

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