Archive - Obituary
June 2nd, 2014
Mary C. Weber, 91, Decatur, died Thursday, May 29, 2014, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 8, 1922, in Adams County, to the late Groce W. and Artis M. (Welker) Tope.
She married her husband of 48 years, Joseph "Joe" A. Weber Nov. 25, 1965.
Mary was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Elks Lodge Ladies Auxiliary.
Survivors are a daughter, Kristina M. (Tim) Adams of Decatur; and four grandchildren.
Mary C. Weber, 91 Decatur, died Thursday.
Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Robert Gene Christener, 71, Monroe, passed away at 6:34 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Robert was born Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1942, in Decatur, the son of the late John and Evelyn Maxine (Bovine) Christener Jr.
He married Carolyn Sue Amstutz April 15, 1989, in Adams County; she survives.
DeWayne “Ken” Dawson, 71, Geneva, passed away at 9:43 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at his residence.
He was born Monday, Feb. 3, 1943, in Decatur to the late Arthur “Pete” Dawson and Katherine Wolfe.
Ken married Marjorie Dawson Saturday, Nov. 3, 1984, in Berne; she survives.
Dolores M. Schumm, 94, Fort Wayne, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Woodview Healthcare in Fort Wayne.
She is survived by two sisters, Lola Schumm of Fort Wayne and Ellen Black of Willshire; two nieces, Jane Black of Fort Wayne and Susan (Randall) Duly of Monroeville; a great-niece, Anna Duly, and great nephew, Matthew Duly.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church–Schumm, with calling one hour prior to the services. Officiating will be Pastor Jeff Patterson.
Stephen L. Smith, 63, Decatur, died at his residence Friday, May 23, 2014.
Steve was born March 1, 1951, in Decatur, to the late Lewis L. and Esther M. (Swenson) Smith. He married Patricia M. Lengerich Aug. 28, 1976; she survives.
Steve was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society. He was a member of the Local 414 Teamsters Union, the Decatur Masonic Lodge 571 F. & A.M., Scottish Rite Valley of Fort Wayne and the Mizpah Shrine in Fort Wayne.
Sister Irene Kohne, CSA, (baptized Helen Kohne), 93, died peacefully May 27, 2014, at Nazareth Center in Fond du Lac, Wisc.
Helen was born July 10, 1920, in Decatur, to the late Julius and Mary (Miller) Kohne. She was one of six children; four boys and two girls.
Judy M. Studebaker, 65, Berne, passed away Friday, May 23, 2014, at Genesis Healthcare in New Haven.
She was born Feb. 9, 1949, in Decatur to the late Kenneth and Janice (Sprunger) Hoffman.
She had worked as a secretary for the Adams County Health Department. Judy served on the Election Board in Adams County. She enjoyed baking and cross stitching and was an avid Cubs fan.
Arnold “Arnie” Ostermeyer, 93, Decatur, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014, at his residence. Arnie was born Friday, Oct. 22, 1920, in Wells County, the son of the late Martin and Sophie (Thieme) Ostermeyer.
He married Evelyn Schroeder Jan. 18, 1942, at Zion Lutheran Church- Friedheim; she passed away Sept. 18, 2004.
Stephen L. Smith, 63, Decatur, died Friday morning.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.