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June 16th, 2014

Erna Bultemeier Tuttle

June 16, 2014

    Erna Bultemeier Tuttle, born Sept 30,1924, near Decatur, passed away quietly May 27, 2014, in Las Vegas.
    Her family meant everything to her. She moved from Snow Lake to Las Vegas after the passing of husband, Richard, in 1989 to be near “her beautiful family." She was loved by so many and will be dearly missed by all.

June 12th

Keith Brandt

June 12, 2014

    Keith Brandt, 74, Fort Wayne, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital.
    He was born Nov. 27, 1939, in Decatur, to the late Dale L. and Alvina P. (Butler) Brandt Sr.
    Keith had worked for G.E. in Decatur for 25 years. He served his country in the US Army, being stationed in Germany from 1960-1963.

Cash S. Walker

June 12, 2014

    Cash Steven Walker was stillborn June 8, 2014. 
    Surviving are his parents Kyle and Mercy (Klarke) Walker of Bluffton. 
    Arrangements were handled by Zwick and Jahn Funeral  Home, Decatur.

June 11th

Keith L. Brandt

June 11, 2014

    Keith L. Brandt, 74, Fort Wayne, died Tuesday.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

Anthony J. McBride

June 11, 2014

    Anthony (Tony) J. McBride, born May 11, 1953, died at home at 2 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2014, after an extended illness.
    He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosie (Baker) McBride (9-1-1998), father, James A. McBride (12-12-2001), and brother, Michael J. McBride (8-5-1995).
    Surviving are five sisters, Patricia, Peggy, Phyllis, Teresa and Betty, and two brothers, Jim and Richard.

Jeanne K. Kelley

June 11, 2014

    Jeanne K. Kelley, 87, Decatur, died Monday, June 9, 2014, at Chalet Village in Berne.    
    She was born April 14, 1927, in Wyandotte, Mich., to the late Jesse and Birdie (Hoffman) Schug.
    Jeanne married Richard L. Kelley March 8, 1947; he preceded her in death July 13, 2001.
    Jeanne retired from Decatur Industries after 24 years of service. She was a former member of the Women of the Moose.

Robert L. Chandler

June 11, 2014

    Robert L. "Bob" Chandler, 84, Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Coventry Meadows.
    He was born Tuesday, August 13, 1929, in Washington, Ind., the son of the late Loran M. and Vonda (Holsapple) Chandler-Smith. 
    He married Ann (Lehrman) Schinnerer Sept. 24, 1983, in Fort Wayne; she survives.    Bob served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict.

Cash S. Walker

June 11, 2014

    Cash Steven Walker was stillborn June 8, 2014. 
    Arrangements are by Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.

 

June 9th

Vera M. Doty

June 9, 2014

    Vera M. (Bauer) Doty, 90, former of Decatur and Fort Wayne, died Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Allentown, Pa.
    She was born in Union Township, Adams County, the daughter of the late Edwin and Clara (Lehrman) Bauer.
    She was the wife of the late Nelson G. Doty.
    Vera lived in Indiana until 2012. She worked as an educational secretary for Decatur High School, Bellmont High School and Fort Wayne North Side High School. Vera was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

William R. Burk

June 9, 2014

    William Russell Burk, 68, Ohio City and formerly Van Wert, Ohio, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center following a battle with cancer.
    He was born May 5, 1946, in Van Wert to the late Russell A. and Minnie E. (Wooderson) Burk.
    William had been employed at Decatur Casting for 27 yeras and later at Securitas.
    He graduated in 1965 from Van Wert High School. William was an advid CB’er with the handle “Swamp Fox.”

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