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January 3rd, 2011

Paul E. Strickler

January 3, 2011

    Paul E. Strickler, 94, of Decatur, passed away at 10:24 a.m. on Friday, December 31, 2010, at his residence.
    He was born on April 23, 1916, in Adams County to Clarence G. and Goldie G. (Shoaf) Strickler.
    Paul married Kathryn R. Pyle on September 2, 1939.

December 30th, 2010

Herman E. Fox

December 30, 2010

    Herman E. Fox, 74, of Fort Wayne, died on Monday, December 27, 2010, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    Born on August 24, 1936, in Berne, he was the son of Milo and Mary Fuchs.
    He was a registered certified public accountant and owned and operated the Dairy Queen at Clinton St. and Washington Center Rd. in Fort Wayne, retiring in 2004.  He was previously head controller at Industra Products and had been an accountant at Peter Eckrich and Sons, both in Fort Wayne.

Joan F. Fuhrman

December 30, 2010

    Joan F. Fuhrman, 74, of Payne, Ohio and formerly of Decatur, died on Monday at Dallas Lamb Nursing Home in Payne, where she had resided for the past year.
    She was born on September 6, 1936, in Monroeville to Noble and Cecil Burkhead Comment.
    She is survived by two sons, Mike Fuhrman of Monroeville and Frank Fuhrman of Decatur.
     Graveside services will be held at a later date.
    Arrangements are by Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.

Clayton A. Shuck

December 30, 2010

    Clayton A. Shuck, 4, of Geneva, died Wednesday at home.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.

December 29th

Charles H. Edgar

December 29, 2010

    Charles H. “Chuck” Edgar, 83, of Decatur, died Tuesday in Woodcrest Retirement Community's nursing center.
    He was born to Roy and Lillian Whitacre Edgar.
    Survivors include a son, Doug Edgar of Monroe, and a daughter, Mrs. Dan (Fay) Schwartz of Middlebury, Indiana.
    A memorial visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home in Decatur, followed by a 6 p.m. funeral service.

December 28th

Charles H. Edgar

December 28, 2010

    Charles H. Edgar, 83, of Decatur, died Tuesday at Woodcrest Retirement Community's nursing center.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.

John E. Girard

December 28, 2010

    John R. Girard, 76, of Decatur, died on Saturday, December 25, 2010, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    John was born on July 16, 1934, in Paulding, Ohio, to Adrien J. and Genevieve (Artz) Girard.
    On September 11, 1954, he married Rita C. Rumschlag. She preceded him in death on November 12, 2007.
    John was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur and the Holy Name Society and was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 864 in Decatur.

Edith L. Hicks

December 28, 2010

    Edith L. Hicks, 71, of Berne, died at home on December 23..
    She was born to Sylvester and Margaret Hensley Hicks.
    Among survivors are a daughter, Debra Gibson of Berne; and six sons: Hubert Curtis of Geneva; Thurman Curtis of Montpelier; Hobart Curtis of Redkey; Kenneth Curtis of Bryant; Robert Curtis of Dunkirk,; and Joe M. Curtis of Bluffton; and a stepson, Robert Vredeveld.

Sylvia M. Hoevel

December 28, 2010

    Sylvia M. Hoevel, 98, passed away on December 25, 2010, at Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne.
    She was born on March 18, 1912, in Fort Wayne to Henry L. and Hattie Louisa Treu Lee.
    She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and was an avid bridge player.
    She is survived by her children, Phyllis (Robert) Rife, Mary (Rene) Vansteelandt, Helen (Eugene) Bulmahn and David (Barbara) Hoevel; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Russell C. Jones

December 28, 2010

    Russell C. Jones, 100, formerly of Hoagland, died at 6:18 p.m. Saturday, December 25, in The Village of Heritage nursing home at Monroeville.
    He was born on December 17, 1910, near Dixon, Ohio, to James and Annie Lauri Stephenson Jones.
    Russell was the owner of Jones Skyriders Balloon Company and was also a tool-and-die maker and a farmer.
    Russell was a member of Antioch Lutheran Church in Hoagland and a volunteer worker at The Christmas Bureau and at Big Brother.

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