Archive - Obituary
February 14th, 2014
Annie A. Eicher, 86, Berne, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 12, 2014, at her residence.
Robert L. Sipe, 87, Willshire, Ohio, passed away at 7:53 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
Robert was born Monday, June 14, 1926, in Adams County, the son of the late Harvey L. and Mary M. (Kelly) Sipe. He married Alice L. Gilpin April 9, 1944, in Decatur; she survives.
Robert was a member of the Eureka Lodge 592, Ohio City Free and Accepted Masons and a member of the Adams County Amateur Radio Club.
Charles “Chuck” L. Ritter, 55, Ossian, passed away at 4:46 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Chuck was born Aug. 26, 1958, in Chicago, Ill., to the late Robert S. and Beverly D. (Hientzelman) Ritter.
He married Nancy S. Sutorius in Yoder June 12, 1993; she survives.
Chuck worked at Fleetwood in Decatur for 15 years, and later worked for Trusted Manufacturing in Ossian.
Wilma Louisa Smith, 87, Berne, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She married the late Carl E. Smith Nov. 14, 1945.
Survivors include a son, Wayne (Dawn) Smith of Berne; a daughter, Margaret (Dr. Merle) Gibson of Vandalia, Ohio; and a granddaughter, Elizabeth Smith.
Per her request, there will be no visitation or graveside service.
Burial is in Ehrstine Cemetery in Trotwood, Ohio.
Harry Martin Bowers, 94, Decatur, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Harry was born Sept. 17, 1919, in Kirkland Township, to the late Charles R. and Frieda (Ehlerding) Bowers.
He married Virgene L. Bieberich March 18, 1941; she preceded him in death Nov. 23, 2008.
Gregory J. Rumschlag, 47, Decatur, died at his residence Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.
Greg was born in March 25, 1966, in Decatur, to James M. and the late Patricia A. Rumschlag. He married Billie Jo Burkhart Sept. 1, 1990; she survives.
He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society. He worked for Bunge and was a member of the Steel Workers Union 15173.
Karen Kay Neuenschwander, 53, Bluffton, passed away at 5:36 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
She was born April 15, 1960, in Huntington to the late Mary E. (Douglas) Heck.
Karen married Kenneth W. Neuenschwander in Warren, April 30, 1988; he survives.
John “Johnny” R. Barger, 86, was called home to heaven on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 10:20 p.m. Johnny passed away peacefully at home, in the arms of his loving wife, and surrounded by his children. He suffered from end-stage heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease and was receiving hospice care at home since mid-January.
Edward F. Marbach, 81, Berne, passed away at 10:54 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in the Swiss Village Nursing Center.
He was born Sunday, June 19, 1932, in Adams County, the son of the late Adolph F. and Viola C. (Grote) Marbach.
He married Joyce Colleen Lobsiger Dec. 19, 1954; she passed away March 1, 2009.
Norma Jayne Markley, 81, Decatur, passed away at 3 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at her residence.
Norma was born Wednesday, Sept. 14, 1932, in Grant County the daughter of the late Forrest E. and Gainess (Baker) Brown. She married James N. Markley Feb. 24, 1951, in First United Methodist Church, Decatur; he survives.