Archive - Obituary
January 3rd, 2011
G. David Gerth, 82, of Laguna Beach, California, died in a nursing home there on Wednesday.
Among survivors is a daughter, Mrs. David (Deborah) Miller of Hoagland, and a son, Douglas Gerth of Anaheim, California.
Arrangements are pending in California.
Robert T. Helm, 92, of Decatur, died at 1:40 a.m. Friday in Parkview Hospital at Fort Wayne.
He married Rosali P. Miller; she passed away on May 25, 2003.
He was a member of Zion United Church of Christ and American Legion Post 43, both in Decatur, and was an avid golfer.
During World War II, he served in the United States Army Air Corps.
Paul M. "Plug" Herman, 90, of Cloquet, Minnesota, a former resident of and business owner in Berne, died Friday in Duluth, Minnesota.
He was born to Mentor and Ramola Herman.
Among survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Jim (Connie) Allen of Naples, Florida, and two sons, Mike Herman of Friendswood, Texas, and Ken Herman of Cloquet.
Dorothy L. “Dottie” Lynn, 68, St. Marys, Ohio, died Friday at home.
She was born in Decatur to Arthur and Faye (Martin) Scheiderer. She married Charles Lynn, who survives.
She is also survived by four children, Amy (David) Winner of Defiance, Ohio; Douglas (Melissa) Lynn of Fort Wayne; Betsy (Eric) Schurg of Woodburn; Brian Lynn of Marion, Indiana. Also surviving are two sisters.
Ann Mankey, 84, of Decatur, died at 2:58 a.m. Thursday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
She was born on April 26, 1926, in Munich, Germany to Klements Wechs and Anna Maria Greindl Burger Wechs.
She married Glen E. Mankey on August 3, 1948; he died on February 2, 1983. Ann was a World War II bride.
She was a homemaker and also worked for Dr. Harold Zwick and wife Helen and for Dr. H.S. Lee and wife Antoinette.
Thelma M. Ritchie, 89, of Geneva, passed away at 3:20 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29, 2010, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
She was born on Sunday, February 13, 1921, in Fairmount to Murl and Minnie Reiman Nelson
Mrs. Ritchie was a homemaker and a farmer. She also retired from Kerr Glass at Dunkirk.
She formally attended Church Of Christ South Side at Portland.
Clayton Anthony Shuck, 4, of Geneva, entered into eternal life on December 29, 2010.
He was born on November 14, 2006, to his loving parents. He is the oldest son of Jason A. and Theresa L. (Smith) Shuck.
Visitation will be on Sunday, January 2, 2011, from 1-5 p.m. at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home in Decatur, with calling one hour prior to services at Trinity Episcopal Church, 611 W. Berry St. in Fort Wayne.
Paul E. Strickler, 94, of Decatur, passed away at 10:24 a.m. on Friday, December 31, 2010, at his residence.
He was born on April 23, 1916, in Adams County to Clarence G. and Goldie G. (Shoaf) Strickler.
Paul married Kathryn R. Pyle on September 2, 1939.
December 30th, 2010
Herman E. Fox, 74, of Fort Wayne, died on Monday, December 27, 2010, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Born on August 24, 1936, in Berne, he was the son of Milo and Mary Fuchs.
He was a registered certified public accountant and owned and operated the Dairy Queen at Clinton St. and Washington Center Rd. in Fort Wayne, retiring in 2004. He was previously head controller at Industra Products and had been an accountant at Peter Eckrich and Sons, both in Fort Wayne.
Joan F. Fuhrman, 74, of Payne, Ohio and formerly of Decatur, died on Monday at Dallas Lamb Nursing Home in Payne, where she had resided for the past year.
She was born on September 6, 1936, in Monroeville to Noble and Cecil Burkhead Comment.
She is survived by two sons, Mike Fuhrman of Monroeville and Frank Fuhrman of Decatur.
Graveside services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are by Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.