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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, 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, 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, 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.
Gale L. Butcher, 101, of Rockford, Ohio, died Thursday in Colonial Nursing Center.
He was born in Jefferson Township of Adams County on May 26, 1909, to Elbridge and Stella Houser Butcher.
Among survivors are three sons, Dallas Butcher of Fernandino, Florida; Jack Butcher of Fort Wayne; and Jim Butcher of Dayton, Ohio, and two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Sheryl) Clay of Mendon, Ohio and Mrs. Mike (Debra) Schumm of Rockford.
Loretta Dunker, 71, of Berne, a resident of Swiss Village Retirement Community, died Thursday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
She was a former member of Peace Lutheran Church in Berne.
Graveside funeral services will be held later at St. Mark's Lutheran Cemetery at Winamac, Indiana.
Arrangements were by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
Velma L. Ehlerding, 95, formerly of Decatur and New Haven, passed away on Friday, December 24, 2010, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
Born in Willshire, Ohio, she was the daughter of Theodore and Amalia Hofmann.
She was a member of Martini Lutheran Church in New Haven. Previously, she belonged to Zion Lutheran Church (Friedheim) in rural Decatur and its sewing circle and Ladies' Aid group.
John R. Girard, 76, of Decatur, died Saturday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.
Paul M. Herman, 90, a former businessman in Berne, died Saturday in Duluth, Minnesota.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
David E. Lybarger, 90, of rural Bluffton, passed away at 12:16 p.m. on Saturday, December 25, 2010, at his residence. He died on his 90th birthday from injuries in an accident at his residence.
He was born on Saturday, December 25, 1920, in Geneva to Jesse and Jeanette Ineichen Lybarger.
He was a 1939 graduate of Hartford Township High School in Adams County.
He formally attended Old Salem United Methodist Church in Wells County.