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January 3rd, 2013

Richard E. Lothridge

January 3, 2013

    Richard E. Lothridge, Jr., 59, of Geneva, died on Wednesday at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    Among survivors are his wife, Jackie (Bailey) Lothridge, Geneva; five sons, Richard T. Lothridge, Portland; Thomas Lothridge, Geneva;  Clayton (Casey) Lothridge, Decatur;  Chad Lothridge, and Jason Lothridge, both of Indianapolis; and daughter, Autumn Lothridge, Geneva.

Robert L. Teeple

January 3, 2013

    Robert L. Teeple, 83, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013.
    He was born in Decatur to the late Leo and Bessie (Martz) Teeple.
    Robert was owner and operator of Teeple Truck Lines. He was a member of New Haven's St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Eagles Lodge, Moose Lodge, American Legion Post 330, and Fort Wayne Traffic Club.

Duane O. Whisman

January 3, 2013

    Duane Orville Whisman, 79, passed away at his home in Decatur on December 20, 2012, after a short illness. He was with his family when he passed.
    A longtime Decatur resident, Duane was born May 20, 1933, to Bernard and Irene (Lightheart) Whisman of Harrison, Ill.
    Duane graduated from Hononegah High School, Rockton, Ill., where he lettered in football and track.

January 2nd

Leah M. Schwartz

January 2, 2013

    Leah M. Schwartz, 73, of Bryant, died on Monday at her residence.
    Among survivors are her husband, Dan H. Schwartz; three sons, Dan D.L. (Mary) Schwartz, Henry D.L. (Barbara Ann) Schwartz, and Chris D.L. (Barbara) Schwartz; and four daughters, Katie D.L. (Mervin) Cambright, Mary D.L. (John) Graber, Emma D.L. (Amos) Graber, Leah D.L. (Reuben) Hilty, and Barbara D.L. (John) Hilty.

Pollyanna M. Neuenschwander

January 2, 2013

    Pollyanna M. Neuenschwander, 96, of Berne, passed away on Friday, December 28, 2012, at Swiss Village.
    She was born in Adams County on August 21, 1916, to the late Peter B. and Elizabeth (Welty) Lehman.
    On November 11, 1939, she married Orval Neuenschwander; he passed away in June 2007.

December 28th, 2012

Kent R. Freeby

December 28, 2012

    Kent R. Freeby, 55, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, following a brief battle with cancer.
    He was born in Decatur on Saturday, September 7, 1957, to the late Daniel R. Freeby, who died on December 23, 1992, and Eileen (Bieberich) Freeby, who survives.
    He married Teri A. Chin on May 25, 1985, in Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur; she survives.

Carl J. Geimer

December 28, 2012

    Carl J. Geimer, 88, of Angola, died Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
    He was born on June 5, 1924, in Decatur to Herman F. and Matilda (Heiman) Geimer.
    Carl married Marceille E. Denny on July 8, 1972, in Fort Wayne; she preceded him in death on June 30, 2006.

Alta L. Lautzenheiser

December 28, 2012

    Alta L. Lautzenheiser, 94, of Decatur, passed away at 2:20 p.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    She was born on June 17, 1918, to the late Earl R. and Elsie M. (Harmon) Haines.
    Alta married Glen A. Lautzenheiser on February 12, 1944; he passed away on February 12, 1974.

Rita M. Vargas

December 28, 2012

    Rita M. Vargas, 73, Wren, Ohio, passed away on December 26, 2012.
    Rita was born to the late Isaac and Alejandra (Guerrero) Mendez.

December 27th

Max E. Colchin

December 27, 2012

    Max E. “Lightning” Colchin, 87, of Avilla, formerly of Fort Wayne, left this world on Tuesday, December 25, at Provena Sacred Heart Home.
    Max was born on December 26, 1924, in Adams County to the late Fredrick J. and Frances E. (Coffee) Colchin.
    On May 3, 1954, he married Margaret Weber; she passed away on August 27, 2012.

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