Archive - Obituary
February 7th, 2011
Carolyn J. Gerber, 71, formerly of rural Craigville, died at 11:50 p.m. Thursday in Christian Care Retirement Community at Bluffton.
She was born on December 25, 1939, in Decatur to Harry and Berniece Hanni Frauhiger.
She married William "Bill" Gerber on March 19, 1961, in Wells County; he survives.
William C. Johnloz, 96, passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton.
Mr. Johnloz was born on October 26, 1914, in Adams County to Charles and Lillian (Diehl) Johnloz.
He worked as an electrician at General Electric for 35 years and was a farmer for over 50 years. Mr. Johnloz was a member of Murry Missionary Church and a graduate of Lancaster High School in Wells County in 1932.
Jerry J. Ray, 62, of Geneva, died Friday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born to Paul W. and Grace D. Ray.
Among survivors are his mother, Grace Anderson of Hartford City, and three daughters, Mrs. Levi (Rheannon "Dee Jay") Barker of Monroe, Sherry Clark-Aguirre of Geneva, and Jana Stapleton-Hunter of Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Kenneth D. Reinking, 44, of Decatur, died Friday at home after a long battle against cancer.
He was born in Decatur on March 18, 1966, to Donald C. and Lorene E. Bohnke Reinking.
Surviving are his mother, who lives in Decatur; two sisters, Mary Reinking and Mrs. Sam(Deborah) Schultz of Decatur; and two brothers, David and Mark Reinking of Decatur.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Paul Lutheran Church, near Preble, with burial in the church cemetery.
Ronald G. Seats, 49, of Indianapolis, passed away on February 2, 2011.
He was born on November 6, 1961, in Indianapolis to Nick W. and Patricia Love Seats.
Ron graduated from T.C. Howe High School in Indianapolis in 1980 and attended Vincennes University at Vincennes, Indiana.
He worked for 15 years as a skilled machinist for the Rolls-Royce Co. and was a member of Southside Knights of Columbus at Indianapolis.
William F. “Bill” Baker, 86, of Decatur, a former Adams County Commissioner and Decatur City Councilman, died on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, in the extended care unit at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Bill was born on July 2, 1924, in Decatur to Fred E. and Amelia R. (Kohne) Baker.
He married Mildred I. “Millie” Blythe on February 19, 1944; she died July 23, 2001. He married L. Marie Schwartz on October 7, 2006.
Roy H. Bleeke, 85, of Fort Wayne, died at 5:52 p.m. Tuesday in Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home.
He was born on November 17, 1925, in Decatur to Fred and Lydia Ehlerding Bleeke.
He married Pauline L. Hannie; she preceded him in death on March 23, 2002.
Roy was the self-employed owner of Bleeke Oil Co., which conducted dust-control measures for gravel roads for more than 30 years.
Geraldine L. Douglas, 73, of Decatur, died today in Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.
Julia B. McCullough, 84, of Berne, a former Monroe and Geneva resident, passed away at 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, in Chalet Village Health Care Center.
She was born on Thursday, June 24, 1926, in Berne to Irvin T. and Lillian Yoss Sprunger.
Julia worked at General Electric in Decatur for 43 years.
She was a member of the First Missionary Church in Berne and a 1944 graduate of the former Hartford Township School.
Jerry L. Ray, 62, Geneva, died at 2:10 a.m. today in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services are pending at the Downing and Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva.