Archive - Obituary
February 4th, 2011
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.
Harold D. Smith, 79, formerly of Geneva, passed away at 4:56 p.m. on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, at Swiss Village Retirement Center in Berne.
He was born on Saturday, October 3, 1931, in Adams County to Godfrey and Laura Opal McFarren Smith.
Mr. Smith did construction and brick mason work for his company, Smith & Rodenbeck.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Geneva for 60 years and was head trustee and Sunday School superintendent.
Patricia L. Mansfield, 78, of Decatur, passed away at 10:38 a.m. on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at the nursing center of Swiss Village Retirement Community at Berne.
Pat was born in Decatur on July 14, 1932, to Andrew B. and Alice (Kriegel) Appelman.
She married William H. Mansfield on January 6, 1953.
Pat was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur and its Rosary Society.
Kayden Andrew Miller of Fort Wayne was stillborn at 9:35 p.m. Monday in Dupont Hospital at Fort Wayne.
He was born to Mark A. and Deidre A. Keller Miller of Fort Wayne.
Harold D. Smith, 79, formerly of Geneva, died Wednesday in Swiss Village Retirement Community at Berne.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.
Barbara J. Thomas, 79, of Decatur, passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, at Woodcrest Retirement Community's Nursing Center in Decatur.
She was born on March 18, 1931, in Barren County, Kentucky, to Sanford and Ethel (Mansfield) Gravens.
She married George R. Thomas on October 16, 1948; he passed away on September 21, 1984.