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May 29th, 2014

DeWayne Dawson

May 29, 2014

    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

May 29, 2014

    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

May 29, 2014

    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.

May 28th

Sister Irene Kohne

May 28, 2014

    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

May 28, 2014

    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.

May 27th

Arnold Ostermeyer

May 27, 2014

     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.

May 23rd

Stephen L. Smith

May 23, 2014

    Stephen L. Smith, 63, Decatur, died Friday morning.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

Charlotte I. Miller

May 23, 2014

    Charlotte I. Miller, Decatur, died Thursday, May 22, 2014.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

Beth A. Walker

May 23, 2014

    Beth A. (Liechty) Walker, 52, Berne, died Thursday May 22, 2014.    Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

May 22nd

Shirley A. Frey

May 22, 2014

    Shirley A. Frey, 75, Decatur, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Kingston at DuPont in Fort Wayne.
    She was born Wednesday, July 6, 1938, in Adams County, the daughter of the late Emerson Dwight and Valera Genevieve (Hart) Wass. 
    She married Keith L. Frey Aug. 9, 1959, at East Liberty United Methodist Church in rural Monroeville; he survives.

 

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