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March 28th, 2011

Francis X. Miller

March 28, 2011

    Francis Xavier “Frank” Miller, 78, of Decatur, passed away from pancreatic cancer in his residence at 10:40 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2011, surrounded by his loving family.
    He was born on February 22, 1933 in Fort Wayne, the son of Carl and Minnie (Fuller) Miller.
    He married Madeleine M. Kelsey on June 15, 1957.

Robert G. Miller

March 28, 2011

    Robert G. Miller, 89, of Berne, died Friday at home.
    He was born to Charles O. and Della Ehrsam Miller.
    Among survivors are his wife, Louise; three sons, David Miller of Wellsville, New York; Phillip Miller of Summers, Arkansas; and John Miller of Berne; and three daughters, Janet Miller, Mrs. Jack (Sue) Shoaf, and Mrs. Bob (Sara) Sprunger, all of Berne.

Florence L. O'Shaughnessey

March 28, 2011

    Florence L. O'Shaughnessey, 85, of Decatur, died Sunday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
     Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

John H. Poorman

March 28, 2011

    John H. Poorman, 84, a resident of Berne, passed away at 8:40 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2011, at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    John was born on January 10, 1927, in Coles, Illinois, the son of Charles L. and Grayce (Kruger) Poorman. 
    He married Norma Schindler on February 14, 1947, in the parsonage of West Missionary Church in rural Berne. 

Doris L. Ulery

March 28, 2011

    Doris L. Ulery, 81, of Lake Jackson, Texas, died March 20 in Texas.
    Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Norm (Susan) Pollock of Decatur, and two sons, Dan Ulery of Pinnacle, North Carolina, and John Ulery of Lake Jackson.    A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, in the Church of the Brethren at Logansport, where Mrs. Ulery formerly lived.
    Local arrangements were by Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

March 25th

Leona M. Amburgey

March 25, 2011

    Leona M. Amburgey, 81, formerly of Willshire, Ohio, died Thursday in Colonial Nursing Center at Rockford, Ohio.
    She was born to Roy and Goldie Bollenbacher Luginbill.
    Among survivors are two daughters, Rita Amburgey and Mrs. Randy (Nina) Habegger of Willshire.

Patricia A. Gerber

March 25, 2011

    Patricia Ann Gerber, 81, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2011, at her home in Fort Wayne following an extended illness.
    She was born in Decatur and was a former resident of Ossian and Cedarville, Michigan.
    She was a member of Woodburn Missionary Church.

Katie S. Schwartz

March 25, 2011

    Katie S. Schwartz, one day old, of rural Berne, died Thursday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
    She was born on Wednesday in Decatur to Samuel J. and Mandy J.E. Girod Schwartz of rural Berne.
    The family belongs to the Old Order Amish.

March 24th

Grace E. Heemstra

March 24, 2011

    Grace E. Heemstra, 91, Berne, died Wednesday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    She was born to Ira C. and Nina Burgess Hinkle.
    Surviving are a stepson, Ted Heemstra of Fort Wayne, and a stepdaughter, Nancy Yeager of Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the chapel at Swiss Village, with graveside services at 2 p.m. in Maplewood Cemetery at Reading, Michigan. Visitation is 9-10 a.m. Friday in the Swiss Village chapel.

March 23rd

Faye L. Fritzinger

March 23, 2011

    Faye Lois Fritzinger, 83, formerly of rural Decatur, died at 10:07 a.m. Tuesday in Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home at Fort Wayne.
    She was born on August 5, 1927, in Paulding County, Ohio, to Charles E. and Emma M. Lehman Vance.
    She married Arthur N. Fritzinger on April 28, 1951; he survives.
    She retired in 1989 from Automatic Sprinkler at Monroe with 20 years of service and previously worked for seven years at General Electric in Fort Wayne.

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