Archive - Obituary
July 5th, 2011
James W. Lough, 86, of Decatur, died on Thursday, June 30, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
James was born in Adams County on July 9, 1924, to Frank and Cora (White) Lough.
On October 16, 1948, he married Mary J. Garner.
James worked as a tool and die maker for Gilpin's Ironworks in Decatur.
He also served his country in the South Pacific during World War II with the United States Marines.
Willie E. Putteet, 64, of Alliance, Ohio, died on Thursday, June 30, 2011, in Alliance Community Hospital following a long illness.
He was born on November 16, 1946, in Richmond, Kentucky, to Roscoe and Cleo Chadwell Putteet. His father is deceased; his mother lives in Decatur. He was a retired truck driver and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Helen Ruth Schaffer, 81, a longtime resident of Decatur, died at 1:40 p.m. Saturday in Markle Health and Rehabilitation, where she had been a resident for 2.5 years.
She was born on October 19, 1929 in Chalmers, Indiana, to Earl and Virginia Bryant Plumb.
She married Charles S. Schaffer on March 25, 1950 in Decatur. He survives.
She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Decatur.
Mahlon I. Schwartz, 22, of rural Monroe, died Friday night in Parkview Hospital at Fort Wayne of injuries suffered that evening in a farming accident.
He was born in Adams County on December 7, 1988, to Elmer L. and Ida R. Yoder Schwartz of rural Monroe.
Susan J. Schwartz, 41, of rural Geneva, died Monday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
She was born in Adams County on January 6, 1970, to Menno M. and Barbara A. Eicher Schwartz. Her father is deceased; her mother lives in rural Geneva.
John E. Gillig, 81, of St. Anne Home in Fort Wayne, formerly of Decatur, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born in Decatur on June 29, 1929, to Leo T. and Florence L. (Kohne) Gillig.
Siera Bracamonte, 63, passed away on June 12, 2011.
Siera was born on January 2, 1948, in Indiana. She was one of four children born to the late Robert and Rosemary Bennett and was the beloved wife of Alfonso Bracamonte for more than 34 years.
Siera was the proud mother of Nicholas Bracamonte (and wife Alegra), devoted stepmother to Yolanda Bracamonte and Lenny Bracamonte (and wife Jamelle), and grandmother of Liselle, Aidan, Mikael, and Roman.
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 "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, 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.