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May 28th, 2014

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.

Gloria M. Kuhn

May 22, 2014

    Gloria M. Kuhn, 81, Berne, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Woodcrest of Decatur.
    Survivors are a daughter, Nancy Kuhn of Berne; two sons, Gene (Tricia) Kuhn and Kurt Kuhn, both of Berne; a sister, Rosemary (Garth) Wiederkehr of Berne; a granddaughter, Carla (Joel) Miller of Decatur; and a great-grandson, Hudson Miller.
    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Bethel Brethern Church, with Pastor Joe Nass officiating.
    Burial will be in MRE Cemetery, Berne.

May 21st

Michael J. Magsamen

May 21, 2014

    Michael J. Magsamen, 62, Decatur, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital.
    Mike was born July 7, 1951, in Decatur, to the late Victor F. and Evelyn (Shaw) Magsamen.
    He married Vicki S. Zurcher March 19, 1977; she survives.
  Mike worked as a lineman, line crew supervisor and dispatcher for American Electric Power Co. He was a member of the Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. 993 and Moose Lodge 1311.

Josephine A. Jackson

May 21, 2014

    Josephine A. Jackson, 91, Decatur, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.    
    Josephine was born Aug. 22, 1922, in Christian County, Ill., to the late E. Guy and Teresa (Richardson) McBride.
    She married Richard L. Jackson June 23, 1945; he preceded her in death Sept. 19, 1991.

Joyce L. Heckman

May 21, 2014

    Joyce L. Heckman, 84, Decatur, passed away at 11:25 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    She was born Saturday, Oct. 12, 1929, in Wells County, the daughter of the late Herman H. and  Esther E. (Graft) Werling. 
    She married Delmar Heckman June 5, 1949, at Zion Lutheran Church-Friedheim; he survives.
  Joyce was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church-Friedheim, the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and the Altar Guild of the church. Joyce was a homemaker.

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