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February 23rd, 2011

Treva M. Ruble

February 23, 2011

    Treva M. Ruble, 95, of Decatur, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
    She was born on July 25, 1915, in Monroeville to Ralph A. and Huldah F. Marquardt Barkley.
    She married Romey R. Ruble on July 23, 1932, in Decatur; he passed away on January 6, 1988, after 56 years of marriage.
    Treva was a homemaker and, at age 73, began employment at The Hope Chest and also at the Adams County Council on Aging, both in Decatur.

February 22nd

Ruth R. Riley

February 22, 2011

    Ruth R. Riley, 92, formerly of Willshire, Ohio, died at 1:35 p.m. Sunday in Van Crest Healthcare in Van Wert, Ohio.
    She married Norris R. "Shorty" Riley on November 11, 1939, in Wren, Ohio; he passed away on June 2, 1988.
    Surviving are one daughter, Janet Whitaker of Van Wert; one sister, Mrs. Floyd (Rosalie) Kirkland of Berne; one brother, Noel Thatcher (and wife Barbara) of Decatur; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

February 21st

Donald E. Kipfer

February 21, 2011

    Donald E. Kipfer, 84, of Bluffton, died at 3:55 p.m. Friday in Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
    He was born on August 10, 1926, in Adams County to David and Fannie Reinhart Kipfer.
    He married Norma Jean Lautenschleger in Decatur on March 25, 1950; she survives.
    He was a group leader at Franklin Electric Corp. in Bluffton for 30 years, until retiring in 1988. He also worked for Steve's Landscaping for 10 years.

Grace D. Kammeyer

February 21, 2011

    Grace Doreen Kammeyer was born on January 19, 1939 in Decatur, Indiana, the first child of Dorothy and Norval Fuhrman.
    She grew up in Decatur on her parents’ farm, with her brothers, John and Roy Fuhrman.
    After graduating from Decatur High School, she attended Parkview School of Nursing in Fort Wayne and graduated as a registered nurse.

Donald E. Kipfer

February 21, 2011

    Donald E. Kipfer, 84, of Bluffton, died at 3:55 p.m. Friday in Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
    He was born on August 10, 1926, in Adams County to David and Fannie Reinhart Kipfer.
    He married Norma Jean Lautenschleger in Decatur on March 25, 1950; she survives.
    He was a group leader at Franklin Electric Corp. in Bluffton for 30 years, until retiring in 1988. He also worked for Steve's Landscaping for 10 years.

Robert Junk

February 21, 2011

Robert Junk died on January 26 at Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville, Maryland.
    Mr. Robert Junk was born on September 2, 1920, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was the last surviving of the 14 children of John and Ellen (Kintz) Junk.
    He was a member of Precious Blood Parish and a 1939 graduate of Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne.

February 18th

John W. Friedt

February 18, 2011

    John W. Friedt, 56, of Decatur, passed away at 9:26 a.m. on Thursday, February 17, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    He was born on December 12, 1954, in Adams County to Kenneth W. and Ina Jane (Adams) Friedt.
    John married Mary C. Lindahl on June 29, 1974.

February 17th

Samuel M. Wickey

February 17, 2011

    Samuel M. "Sam" Wickey, 73, of Berne, died Wednesday at home.
    He was born on March 2, 1937, in Adams County to Dan S. and Mary C. Schwartz Wickey.
    Among survivors are his wife. Amanda; four sons, Sam Wickey of Denver, Colorado; Dan Wickey of Hutchinson, Kansas; and Henry and Paul Wickey of Linn Grove; and six daughters, Mrs. Tim (Ruth) Gage and Marie Bauman of Decatur; Susan Cummings of Alabama; Mrs. Stuart (Amanda) Bailey of Geneva; Mrs. Kenny (Kate) Lairson of Berne; and Mary Fryback of Fort Wayne.

February 16th

Samuel Wickey

February 16, 2011

    Samuel "Sam" Wickey, 73, of Berne, died today at home.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

February 14th

Kenneth L. Baumgartner

February 14, 2011

    Kenneth L. "Bummy" Baumgartner, 72, of Bluffton, died Friday in Parkview Hospital at Fort Wayne.
    He was born in Adams County to Russell L. and Pauline Clowser Baumgartner.
    Among survivors are his wife, Susie; three sons, Kevin Baumgartner of Decatur; Kerry Baumgartner of Garrett; and Greg Norris of Ossian; and two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Kendra) Mendez of Decatur and Angela Norris of Bluffton.

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