Archive - Obituary
October 24th, 2013
Ervin C. Christner, 71, Berne, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on May 25, 1942, in Adams County to the late Alvin S. and Caroline (Schwartz) Christner. He married Elizabeth M. Girod; she survives.
Ervin was an Old Order Amish and a retired carpenter.
Bradley A. Combs, 52, New Haven, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
He is survived by his mother, Judith Dowell, Decatur; two sons, Dakota and Hunter Combs, Decatur; a brother, Larry Combs, Janesville, Wis.; and a sister, Kathleen (Kirk) Smith, Decatur.
No service will be held.
Memorials may be made to Haggard Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home for final funeral expenses.
Anselm B. (Jack) Hackman Jr., 85, Decatur, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center. Jack was born Dec. 9, 1927, in Decatur, to the late Anselm B. and Christina (Ulman) Hackman. He married Berniece Agnes Kintz on May 28, 1949.
Jack was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He retired from Teeple Truck Line in Decatur after 30 years of service. Jack was an avid hunter and card player.
Mary L. Lepper, 99, Fort Wayne, passed away at 4 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne.
Mary was born Tuesday, April 7, 1914, in Allen County, to the late Joseph Russel and Nettie F. (Sites) Bergdall. She married the late Theodore H. Lepper on May 10, 1942, in Hoagland; he passed away on Aug. 22, 1996.
Mary was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church-Soest on Wayne Trace in Fort Wayne, Concordia Seminary Guild and Ladies Aid of the church.
David N. Schirack, 59, Decatur, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Saginaw, Mich. He was born Nov. 21, 1953 to the late Cornelius L. "Shorty" and Mary E. (Wolpert) Schirack.
Alverna E. Reinking
Alverna E. Reinking, 88, Decatur, passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1925, in Adams County, to the late Theodore K. and Clara (Macke) Ewell. She married Louis W. "Bud" Reinking Jr. on June 11, 1944; he passed away on July 11, 1995.
Alverna was a homemaker and a member homemaker and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Preble.
Kathryn Sanders, 85, Grapeland,Texas, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. She was born on March 9, 1928, in Decatur to the late William Henry and Ina Mae (Finkhousen) Lichtenberger.
She was a homemaker and a member of Grace Bible Church. She was also a board member of Guiceland Cemetery for many years.
Walter I. "Ike" Brodbeck, 91, Decatur, passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
He was born on March 18, 1922, in Adams County to the late Clarence and Cora (Shell) Brodbeck.
Walter worked for the city of Decatur for 10 years before retiring in 1987. He also drove a truck for Farm Bureau for 18 years. Ike was a member of Cornerstone Community Church.
Bradley A. Combs, 52, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Funeral Arrangements are pending at Haggard Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Thomas A. Craig, 77, Decatur, passed away Oct. 17, 2013, at Bluffton Regional Hospital.
He was born to the late Thurman and Frances (Allen) Craig on Jan. 30, 1936, in Richmond. He married Dixie Swan on June 20, 1954; she survives.