Archive - Obituary
March 25th, 2011
Patricia Ann Gerber, 81, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2011, at her home in Fort Wayne following an extended illness.
She was born in Decatur and was a former resident of Ossian and Cedarville, Michigan.
She was a member of Woodburn Missionary Church.
Katie S. Schwartz, one day old, of rural Berne, died Thursday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
She was born on Wednesday in Decatur to Samuel J. and Mandy J.E. Girod Schwartz of rural Berne.
The family belongs to the Old Order Amish.
Grace E. Heemstra, 91, Berne, died Wednesday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
She was born to Ira C. and Nina Burgess Hinkle.
Surviving are a stepson, Ted Heemstra of Fort Wayne, and a stepdaughter, Nancy Yeager of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the chapel at Swiss Village, with graveside services at 2 p.m. in Maplewood Cemetery at Reading, Michigan. Visitation is 9-10 a.m. Friday in the Swiss Village chapel.
Faye Lois Fritzinger, 83, formerly of rural Decatur, died at 10:07 a.m. Tuesday in Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home at Fort Wayne.
She was born on August 5, 1927, in Paulding County, Ohio, to Charles E. and Emma M. Lehman Vance.
She married Arthur N. Fritzinger on April 28, 1951; he survives.
She retired in 1989 from Automatic Sprinkler at Monroe with 20 years of service and previously worked for seven years at General Electric in Fort Wayne.
Louise G. Johns, 100, of Van Wert, Ohio, died at 4 a.m. Monday in the Van Wert In-Patient Hospice Center.
She was born in Adams County on September 30, 1910, to William Thomas and Charlotte Ruth Voltz Johns.
She was a 1928 graduate of Pleasant Mills High School and retired from Continental Can Co. (Grief Brothers) in Van Wert. She was a member of St. Paul's Reformed Church in America.
Celeste C. "Babe" Wannemacher, 90, of Cloverdale, Ohio, died at home on Monday.
She was born in Decatur on October 5, 1920, to Peter and Amelia Bentz Heimann.
Among survivors are three sons, Robert "Bob" Wannemacher of Lima, Ohio, and Kenneth and Tom Wannemacher of Cloverdale, and three daughters: Mrs. John (Charlene) Willey of Mogadore, Ohio, and Mrs. Stan (Bonnie) Mansfield and Mrs. Tom (Mary Ann) Clementz of Cloverdale.
A memorial service for Max E. Andrews, 78, of Placentia, California, a former Decatur resident who died on February 27, will be held at 1 p.m. this Saturday at New Beginnings Faith Center in Decatur, with Pastor Floyd Vieth officiating.
Visitation will be from noon-1 p.m. Burial will be in MRE Cemetery, rural Berne.
Preferred memorials are to the color guard at American Legion Post 43 in Decatur.
Elizabeth M. "Beth" Reiners, 80, of Berne, died Monday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
She was born to Alfred and Ellanora Graf Oesau.
Among survivors are her husband, Harry R. Reiners; two sons, Michael Reiners of Berne and Dr. Andrew Reiners of Indianapolis; and two daughters, Amy West and Mrs. Tony (Maria) Anderson of Berne.
Roger T. Storey, 91, formerly of Michigan City, Indiana, died on Sunday, March 20, at Hamilton Communities in New Carlisle, Indiana.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Paul Lutheran Church at Michigan City, with Pastor Mark Reshan officiating.
The family will receive relatives and friends today from 4-8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.
Max E. Elzey, 72, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2011, at his residence.
He was born on May 27, 1938, to Vilas and Florine (Bunner) Elzey.
He married Dianne K. Fulton on November 27, 1958.