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December 24th

Sue Ann Gallaway

December 24, 2014

    Sue Ann Gallaway, 68, Van Wert, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at her residence. She was born in Van Wert Aug. 29, 1946, to the late Marjorie E. and Lloyd Oechsle. Sue married James Gallaway Feb. 28, 1965. He survives.
    Sue worked at Central Insurance Company for 43 years. She was a member of St. Pauls Reformed Church. She enjoyed spending her time with family and friends.

Joshua D. Garnett

December 24, 2014

    Joshua D. Garnett, 39, Decatur, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, as a result of a traffic accident. Joshua was born in Adams County Jan. 1, 1975, to the late Robert and Sharon (Fisher) Garnett.
    Joshua was employed by Don Ray Drive Away.

William Lester Habegger

December 24, 2014

    William Lester Habegger, 95, Berne, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at his Swiss Village home. He was born near Berne Nov. 19, 1919, to the late Joseph and Mary (Nussbaum) Habegger, and grew up on a farm south of Monroe. He married Agnes Sprunger on Apil 16, 1941. Together they lived a beautiful love story of 73 years.

Elwin S. VanEmon

December 24, 2014

    Elwin S. VanEmon, 79, Fort Wayne, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2014.
    Among survivors are his brother, Kenneth (Eula) VanEmon of Berne; sister, Janice (Jim) Hubert of St. Louis, Mo.; 19 nieces and nephews and numerous great-nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne, with Rev. Mike Wakeland officiating. Internment will follow in the Six Mile Cemetery in Bluffton.
    Visitation is from 2-3 p.m. Monday at Lutheran Life Villages.

December 23rd

Ned R. Knape

December 23, 2014

    Ned R. Knape, 84, Decatur, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.

December 22nd

Winifred R. Conn

December 22, 2014

    Winifred R. “Winnie” Conn, 88, Van Wert, died at 3:20 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at Hearth & Home of Van Wert. She was born in Decatur Dec. 25, 1925, to the late Martha (Hainey) Shoaf and Roy Shoaf.
    Winnie, a homemaker, was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She and Frank enjoyed many retirement winters together in Florida.
    Her husband, Frank H. Conn, survives in Van Wert. They were married Nov. 26, 1953.

William L. Habegger

December 22, 2014

    William L. Habegger, 95, Berne died Sunday. Arrangements Pending at Yager Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

Rose Ann Steinbrunner-Smitley

December 22, 2014

    Rose Ann Steinbrunner-Smitley, 83, Geneva, passed away at 11:25 p.m., Dec. 17, 2014, at Chalet Village Nursing Home, Berne, IN.
    She was born in Washington Township in Mercer, Ohio Sept. 12, 1931, to John and Zita (King) Steinbrunner. On Oct. 8, 1949, in Bedford, Ky. she married Joyce V. Smitley; they were married for 65 years.
    She worked at General Electric in Decatur, IN., for 35 years before she retired.

December 19th

Cameron Allen Barnes (additional information)

December 19, 2014

    (The following notice is being rerun with additional information.)
    Cameron Allen Barnes, 25, of Decatur, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    He was born on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 1989, in Decatur, the son of  Debra (Rauch) Barnes and Brian Barnes.
    Cam was employed in the die cast department at FCC in Berne and had previously worked as a supervisor at Prestress Services Industries in Decatur.

R. Scott Biedermann

December 19, 2014

    R. Scott Biedermann, 55, of Wolcottville, passed away Monday, Dec. 15, at his home.
    He was born Aug. 21, 1959, in Decatur to Walter and Helen (Johnson) Biedermann.
    He graduated from Bellmont High School in 1977, followed by a career of over 30 years in the lamination field at both Fleetwood and Dutchmen Manufacturing.

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