Archive - Obituary
August 15th, 2014
Mary Lou Birdsall, 85, Berne, died Thursday at Swiss Village Retirement Community. Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Berniece A. Hackman, 86, Decatur, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born in Decatur Jan. 8, 1928, to the late John A. and Mary A. (Bernard) Kintz.
On May 28, 1949 she married Anselm B. (Jack) Hackman; he preceded her in death Oct. 20, 2013.
Berniece was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Rosary Society. She had worked for Monmouth Elementary as a teacher’s aide.
Dale Richard Wagner, 66, Geneva, passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at his residence.
He was born in Celina, Ohio, July 28, 1948, to the late Dorman “Curly” and Edna Wagner.
A 1967 graduate of South Adams High School, Dale was a member of the American Legion Post 468 in Berne and VFW Post 6751 in Geneva. He was a retired machinist and former owner of Chip and Dales in Geneva.
Janelle Riley, 68, Monroe, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest in Decatur.
She was born in Decatur Monday, Oct. 22, 1945, to the late Floyd M. and Mildred (Henschen) Roth.
Janelle married Gale Riley Oct. 17, 1964, in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren; he survives.
Elizabeth J. “Betty” Zerkel, 94, Wakarusa, formerly of Decatur, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Wakarusa.
Betty was born Jan. 17, 1920, in Livingston Manor, N.Y., to the late Harry and Pearl (Roosa) Stewart.
She married Hubert Zerkel Jr. Nov. 24, 1943; he survives.
Elizabeth J. "Betty" Zerkel, 94 of Wakarusa, formerly of Decatur, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Brenda L. Frisch, 62, passed away Aug. 8, 2014, after a 27-year battle with Crohns disease.
Born in Decatur, Brenda was a district manager with Fort Wayne Newspapers.
She enjoyed sewing for her family, making blankets for the needy and loved spending time with her grandkids.
Dorothy C. Goelz, 86, Hoagland, passed away Aug. 9, 2014, in the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
She was born April 21, 1928, in Allen County, the daughter of the late Carl “Charles” Knipstein and the late Anna (Molthan) Knipstein.
She married Herbert M. Goelz on Nov. 4, 1951, in St. John Lutheran Church-Flatrock.
Dorothy was a homemaker and a member of St. John Lutheran Church-Flatrock and the Ladies Aid of the church.
John M. Zuber, 62, Decatur, passed away Aug. 9, 2014, in Decatur.
He was born Dec. 29, 1951, in Fort Wayne, the son of the late James Zuber and Florine (Stoeckly) Zuber. He married Sandy Peveler June 10, 2001, in Brown County.
John was a member of New Beginnings Family Center in Decatur.
He was employed for 43 years with American Electric Power as a serviceman.
Dr. Hyung Soo Lee
Dr. Hyung Soo "Terry" Lee, 74, a surgeon in Decatur for almost 40 years, passed away Aug. 7, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born July 21, 1940, to the late Chang Ho Lee and Bok Soon (Hong) Lee.
He was married to Antoinette (Kim) Lee in June 1971 in New York City. The ceremony was presided by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. She survives in Decatur.