Archive - Obituary
June 24th, 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.
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, 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.
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, 102, of Berne, died today at Swiss Village Retirement Community. Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
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, 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.
Helen "Jeane" Swisher, 63, formerly of Bluffton, died Monday in Ossian Health Care and Rehabilitation.
She was born to Paul T. and Kathryn Kohls Heller.
Among survivors are two sons, Doug Swisher of Decatur and Rob Swisher of Bluffton; a brother; and two sisters, Janelee Yoquelet of Decatur and Paula Heller of Bluffton.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in Goodwin Memorial Chapel at Bluffton, with visitation from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Joseph E. Adams was born on March 19, 1932, in Decatur and died on June 12, 2011, in Rochester, Minnesota.
He was the loving husband of 57 years to Janet S. Adams, who passed in March.
He was also the devoted father of Kathleen L. (Scott) Wickman and the dear grandfather of Lauren, Brennan, and Sean.
Hillis M. Colchin, 91, of Decatur, passed away at 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, in Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born on October 6, 1919, in Lake Township of Allen County to Louis A. and Gertrude M. (Van Meter) Wisel.
She married Mark D. Colchin Sr. on September 14, 1942; he passed away on July 27, 1982.