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June 26th, 2014

Kenneth A. Byerley

June 26, 2014

    Kenneth A. Byerley, 80, passed away, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. 
    He was born July 20, 1933, in Allen County to the late Lester and Gertrude (Rapp) Byerley. 
    He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked and retired from Dana in 1996 as plant superintendent. He was a member at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Thiele Road. Kenneth enjoyed spending his time fishing and farming. 

Fred J. Filips

June 26, 2014

    Fred J. Filips, 54, Decatur, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at his residence.
    He was born Jan. 14, 1960, in South Bend, to Nicholas Filips and the late Lucy N. (Baker) Filips.
    He married Marie D. Brunner April 28, 1990; she survives.
    Fred was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 864. He was a Registered Nurse with Adams Memorial Hospital and previously had worked for Carter Lumber for 28 years.

Hazel M. Hammons

June 26, 2014

    Hazel M. Hammons, 93, Bluffton, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Ossian Health and Rehabilitation.
    She was born Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1920, in Union City, the daughter of the late Francis M. and Daisy M. (Blankley) Birum. 
    She married Dale Hammons July 5, 1939; he passed away Dec. 25, 2000.

June 25th

Dora J. Beery

June 25, 2014

    Dora J. Beery 92, Decatur, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014, at Ossian Health and Rehabilitation.
    She was born March 16, 1922, in Portland to the late Walter and Berniece (Burger) Wilkinson.
    Due to the death of her parents at an early age, Dora and her three siblings were raised at Mooseheart Home for Children.
    She married Donald W. Beery July 5, 1946; he passed away Jan. 8, 2013.
  Dora was a homemaker and a member of the Moose Lodge 1311 in Decatur.

Dahlia C. Wilferling

June 25, 2014

    Dahlia C. Wilferling, 88, Decatur, passed away at 7:50 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest Nursing Center, where she had resided since April 2013.
    She was born Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1925, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of the late Paul and Francis (Bork) Sonntag. She married the late Carl H. Wilferling Nov. 19, 1949, in Chicago; he passed away June 1972.
    Dahlia was a homemaker.

Michael E. Sommer

June 25, 2014

    Michael (Mike) Sommer, 63, Yorktown, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. 
    He was born June 16, 1951, in Adams County to the late Rufus Sommer and Martha (Zimmerman) Sommer. He married Pam Lambert Nov. 20, 1977; she survives.
    Mike was a 1969 graduate of Adams Central High School and graduated from Ball State University with a degree in landscape architecture. 

June 24th

Dora J. Beery

June 24, 2014

    Dora J. Beery, 92, Decatur, died Monday.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton at Hirschy Funeral Home.

Jack Andrews

June 24, 2014

    Jack Andrews, 88, rural Decatur, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at his residence.
    He was born Aug. 8, 1925, in Adams County, to the late Harrison and Hattie Mae (Hoffman) Andrews.
    On Sept. 23, 1950, he married Patricia A. Myers; she preceded him in death June 5, 2006.
    Jack was a member of St. Luke Church. He was a farmer and bus driver for Adams Central Schools. He was a lifetime member of Moose Lodge 1311 and a member of the Indiana Bus Driver Association.

Dahlia C. Wilferling

June 24, 2014

    Dahlia C. Wilferling, 88, Decatur, passed away at 7:50 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest Nursing Center, where she had resided since April 2013.
    She was born Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1925, in Chicago, the daughter of the late Paul and Francis (Bork) Sonntag. She married the late Carl H. Wilferling Nov. 19, 1949, in Chicago; he passed away June 1972.
    Dahlia was a homemaker.

June 23rd

Jack Andrews

June 23, 2014

    Jack Andrews, 88, rural Decatur, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Haggard, Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

 

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