Archive - Obituary
September 8th, 2014
Mary J. West, 86, Berne, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & HIrschy Funeral Home
Joseph A. Fleming IV, 77, Decatur, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Myrtle Esther Seffernick, 91, Delphos, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at Vancrest Healthcare Center in Delphos.
She was born in Delphos Jan. 30, 1923, to the late Elvin and Lena (Carder) Allemeier. On May 25, 1940, she was united in marriage to Alfred B. Seffernick; he preceded her in death in 1988.
Myrtle retired from the Bending Company after 17 years. She was a housewife, mother of 10 and volunteered at the Thrift Shop. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Phyllis A. (Rauch) DeKoninck, Fort Wayne and formerly of Decatur, died at 11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 2014, with all of her family by her side.
Howard D. “Howdy” Nussbaum, 86, Monroe, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Swiss Village in Berne.
He was born in Adams County March 24, 1928, to the late Edwin and Ora (Baumgartner) Nussbaum. On Jan. 10, 1953, Howdy married Eloise L. (Smith) Nussbaum. The couple enjoyed 61 years of marriage; she survives.
Ferdinand Selking, 83, Decatur, passed away at 3:40 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Ferd was born in Adams County Tuesday, May 5, 1931, to the late Henry and Sene (Thieme) Selking. He married Carol Kurtz Aug. 31, 1958, in St. John Lutheran Church, Lake Township, in Allen County.
Ferd was a lifelong farmer and was employed for 24 years at Navistar in Fort Wayne. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church-Preble.
Thomas Dean Titus, 76, Decatur, passed away at 8:40 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest.
Tom was born in Decatur Thursday, Sept. 16, 1937, the son of the late Thomas Wesley and Margaret Rose (Thomas) Titus. He married Hazel Roberts on June 6, 1959; she passed away Nov. 29, 1965. He married Mary (Woebbeking) Titus Aug. 9, 1969, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne; she survives.
Gloria L. Lydy, 91, Decatur, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Ardella Hormann.
She was a member of Hope United Methodist Church, Marion Homemakers Club and was a Sunday school teacher for 30 years. She loved to read, crochet and travel with her husband.
Gwendolyn Burroughs Clay, 88, Palm Coast, Fla. and formerly of Decatur, passed away Aug. 20, 2014.
Born to the late Emma Burroughs Mallone, Gwendolyn retired from the Fort Wayne Township Trustees office in Allen County. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Tracy Bowman Earhart, 44, Bluffton, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at her residence. She was a graduate of South Adams High School.
Among survivors are her brothers, Michael R. Bowman of Bluffton, Anthony L. Bowman of Portland and Brian Bowman of Bremen, Ky.; and sisters, Blanda Bowman and Kelli Bowman, both of Angola, Lacy Cruz of Toledo, Ohio and Emily Bowman of Bremen.