Archive - Obituary
March 9th, 2011
Robert D. Marquardt, 85, of rural Monroeville, died at 6:25 p.m. Monday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
He was born on April 25, 1925, in Monroeville to Edward and Bertha Salway Marquardt.
He married Opal P. Feasby on July 28, 1945, in Monroeville; she passed away on November 9, 1999.
Mary Ann T. Harvey, 76, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, went with the Lord on Monday morning at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, with her family at her bedside.
Mary Ann was born in Allen County, Indiana, on January 29, 1935, to Leslie and Viola Voirol Coonrod.
She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur and the American Legion Auxiliary in Decatur and a life member of the Geneva Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
Winifred L. Spaulding, 90, Decatur, died Monday, March 7, at the Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born on April 30, 1920, in Mandan, North Dakota, to the late Walter G. and Isabelle Rowe-Black. She was married on June 15, 1946, to Dr. John B. Spaulding; he survives.
James Urick, 57, of Fort Wayne, died March 4 in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
Thelma E. Bell, 83, of Willshire, Ohio, died at home on Thursday.
She was born to Tom and Edna Thornburg White.
Among survivors are two sons, Steven Riesen of Wolcottville, Indiana, and Rev. Eric Riesen of Pittsburgh, and one daughter, Mrs. David (Tonya) Fenstermaker of Rockford, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne, with burial in MRE Cemetery, rural Berne. Visiting hours are 9-11 a.m. Monday.
Rosella M. Mills, 85, of Craigville passed away at 5 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2011, at Swiss Village in Berne, Indiana.
Rosie Mills was born on September 17, 1925, in Wells County, Indiana, to Scott Michael “Mick” Biddle and Mary Marguite (Shady) Biddle. She graduated with the class of 1943 from P.A. Allen High School in Bluffton.
Thelma E. Bell, 83, of Willshire, Ohio, died Thursday at home.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
Frances "Betty" Sprunger, 90, of Berne, died Wednesday at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
She was born to Fred and Mary Teeple Myers.
Among survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Marion (Alice) Krehbiel of Pretty Prairie, Kansas, and five sons: Judson, Jay, and Clifton Sprunger of Berne; Arnie Sprunger of St. Louis, Missouri; and Douglas Sprunger of Muncie.
Esther Erxleben, 89, of Decatur, died at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born on August 6, 1921, in Adams County to Fred and Lizzie Meier Bulmahn.
She married Lorenz Erxleben on May 2, 1943, in St. John Lutheran Church at Bingen; he passed away on August 17, 1986.
Lucille K. Sprunger, 96, of Berne, died Tuesday at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
She was born to Henry and Cassie Schindler Winteregg.
Surviving are two daughters: Roxanne Leichty of Newport News, Virginia and Mrs. Ted (Lana) Schwartz of Berne; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.