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June 27th, 2011

Ralph E. Jackson

June 27, 2011

    Ralph E. Jackson, 81, of Decatur, died at 5:16 p.m. Thursday in Englewood Nursing Home at Fort Wayne.
    He was born to Rolla R. and Oda Gay Jackson.
    He retired in 1969 from General Electric Corp. after 40 years of service and was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-53.

Eulogia Serna

June 27, 2011

    Eulogia "Logie" Adalpe Serna, 78, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2011, at Woodcrest Retirement Community's Nursing Center in Decatur.
     Logie was born on March 11, 1933, in Pearsall Texas.
    She was married to Jesus Zavala Serna for 64 years, wedded on May 13, 1947, in Crystal City Texas.
    Logie was a homemaker and was very involved in the community.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Decatur and its Mothers' Study Club.

Herbert J. Pearson

June 27, 2011

    Herbert J. Pearson, 80, of Decatur, died at 8:10 p.m. Thursday at his residence.    He was born on November 12, 1930, on Huntington to Edward Cary and Ruby Josephine Bailey Pearson.
    He married Jeannine L. Simon Wright on August 4, 1989, in Fort Wayne and she survives.
    Herbert retired from the Erie Railroad with 35 years of service as a signalman. He was a member of American Legion Post 43 in Decatur and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6751 in Geneva.

June 24th

Ralph E. Jackson

June 24, 2011

    Ralph E. Jackson, 81, of Decatur, died Thursday in Englewood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.

June 23rd

Louneta Bixler

June 23, 2011

    Louneta Bixler, 90, formerly of Monroe, died Tuesday at Woodcrest Retirement Community in Decatur.
    She was born on October 25, 1920, in Adams County to Osia and Mathilda "Tillie" Von Gunten.
    Among survivors are two sons, Sheldon Bixler of Fort Wayne and Von Bixler of Decatur, and one daughter. Mrs. Rick (Raelene) Hirschy of Monroe.

Martha V. Eicher

June 23, 2011

    Martha V. Eicher, 102, of Berne, a member of the chorus for "Messiah" performances at First Mennonite Church in Berne for more than 65 years, died on Wednesday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    She was born in Adams County on April 21, 1909, to Emil and Pauline Leichty Eicher.
    Among survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Walter G. (Helen) Fox of Berne and Mrs. Syril (Mary) Bruns of Alexandria.

June 22nd

Lounita Bixler

June 22, 2011

    Lounita Bixler, 91, formerly of Berne, died today at Woodcrest Retirement Community in Decatur. Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

Martha V. Eicher

June 22, 2011

    Martha V. Eicher, 102, of Berne, died today at Swiss Village Retirement Community. Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

Chalmer W. Reinking

June 22, 2011

    Chalmer W. Reinking, 71, of Steilacoom, Washington, died on Friday, June 10, at his home.
    He was born on November 11, 1939, near Preble to Louis and Esther Merkle Reinking, who are deceased.
    He is survived by his wife, Sharon; two daughters, Kari and Dana; a granddaughter, Michelle; and a sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Joan) Roop of Decatur.
    One sister, Leota Braun, and one brother, Louis Reinking, are deceased.

Betty A. Rice

June 22, 2011

    Betty A. Rice, 74, of Decatur, died Tuesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    She was born to James I. and Della McGill Wilson.
    Among survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Pat (Madella A. "Ellie") Baker of New Corydon, and aa son, Donald E. Geiger of Port Charlotte, Florida.
    A service to celebrate her life will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, with visiting hours from 1-5 p.m. Thursday.

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