Archive - Obituary
November 16th, 2010
Palmer L. Schwartz, 82, of Decatur, died at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday at his residence.
He was born on January 6, 1928, in Adams County to Ora and Cora Cook Stopher and was adopted by Noah D. and Catherina Nussbaum Schwartz.
He married Helen E. Roehm on June 21, 1953; she survives.
Palmer was a carpenter since 1945 and was also employed by Adams County as the building maintenance supervisor.
Sharon Y. Gangwer, 68, of Rockford, Ohio, died Friday at home after a long illness.
She was born to Robert L. and Victoria A. Springer Gephart.
Among survivors are her husband, Carl Gangwer; a son, Michael D. Gangwer of Rockford; three brothers; and three sisters, including Mrs. Roger (Norma Jean) Hawkins of Decatur.
Graydon E. Rodman, 54, of Antwerp, Ohio, a former Decatur-area resident, died November 11 in Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born to Rex and Kay Jerome Rodman, who live in Van Wert, Ohio.
Among survivors are his wife, Wanda, and two sons: Allen Rodman of St. Louis, Missouri and Burton Rodman of St. Joe, Indiana.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in Wesley United Methodist Church at Van Wert, with burial in Woodland Cemetery at Van Wert. Visitation is 1-2 p.m.
Brian K. Shaneyfelt, 46, of Portland, died Saturday in Indiana University Medical Center at Indianapolis after a long illness.
He was born to Fred Shaneyfelt Sr. and Lena M. Neff Shaneyfelt.
Among survivors are his fiancee, Tammy Goodman of Winchester two daughters, Amanda Shaneyfelt of Greenville, Ohio, and Abigail Shaneyfelt of Portland; and two brothers, including Dwight Shaneyfelt of Berne.
Chalmer L. “Charlie” Reber, 98, of Grundy Center, Iowa, formerly of Decatur, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 7, 2010 at his home of natural causes.
Charlie was born on September 23, 1912, in Decatur to Marion and Von (Baltzell) Reber.
He grew up and graduated from high school in Decatur.
Bonnie J. Urick, 68, of Decatur, died on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Bonnie was born on June 11, 1942, in Bluffton, Indiana, to Oral Fulton and Mary Ann (Nash) Fulton.
On November 23, 1961, she married Palmer D. Urick. He preceded her in death on January 30, 2008.
Bonnie attended The Bridge Community Church in Decatur.
She retired as an accountant.
In regard to the death of Kenneth Dwight Crane Sr., 74, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, last Sunday, online condolences are being accepted at www.minnichfh.com.
Florence R. Bulmahn, 90, of Decatur, died Sunday in Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
She was born on May 6, 1920, in Adams County to Adolph and Viola Grote Marbach.
She married Hugo Bulmahn on June 21, 1942, in Immanuel Lutheran Church; he passed away on February 13, 2007.
Kenneth Dwight Crane Sr., 74, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, died Sunday, November 7, 2010, at Chambersburg Hospital.
Born on May 4, 1936, in Akron, Ohio, he was the son of the late Dwight and Margaret Crosby Crane.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U. S. Marine Corps.
He was employed as a corporate pilot with DuPont, Inc. for 15 years. While working at DuPont, he acquired his ATR rating and accumulated 15 million miles of accident-free flying.
Gaynel I. Lankenau, 75, of Castle Rock, Colorado, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday November 2, 2010.
Gaynel was born on August 2, 1935, in Decatur. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She attended Indiana University and graduated from the University of Northern Colorado. Gaynel began her music teaching career in 1959 with the Douglas County Schools. She was still teaching at Arapahoe Community College at the time of her death.