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October 19th, 2012

Louis A. Wolpert

October 19, 2012

     Louis A. Wolpert, 91, of Decatur, died Friday, October 19, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    He was born in Adams County on December 13, 1920, to the late Joseph L. and Veronica E. (Sheeter) Wolpert.
    On April 17, 1948, he married Vera C. Lengerich; she preceded him in death on November 30, 2006.

Ralph E. Smith Jr.

October 19, 2012

    Ralph E. Smith Jr., 81, of Decatur, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at a hospital in Texas.
    He was born in Paoli, Ind., on April 21, 1931, to the late Ralph E. Smith Sr. and Charlotte F. Smith.
    Ralph married Nella R. (Potter) Smith on June 13, 1953; she died on October 28, 2007.
    He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a Korean War veteran and a member of the Adams County Board of Elections. Ralph retired from E & L Transport.

William Herbert Lewis

October 19, 2012

    William Herbert Lewis, 76, of White House, Tenn., died Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at his home.
    Bill was born on February 25, 1936 in Crawfordsville, Indiana, to the late Gerald Lewis and Frances Minnick.
    Bill was known as Papu.

Louis A. Wolpert

October 19, 2012

    Louis A. Wolpert, 91, of Decatur died today at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

October 18th

Randall F. Culver

October 18, 2012

    Randall F. Culver, 73, of Berne, died Wednesday at Chalet Village.
    Among survivors are his mother, Rev. Dortha Culver of Tempe of Ariz.; wife, Janice (Hay) Culver of Berne; daughters, Carolyn (Gary) Livengood of New Haven; Catherine L. (David) Ziegenfuss of Walnutport, Pa.; Carin Riley of LaPort, Ind.; and Barbara L. (Edwin) Welch of Upland, Ind.
    Visitation will be from 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at Mt. Hope Church.

William H. Lewis

October 18, 2012

    William H. Lewis, 76, of White House, Tenn., died at his residence on Tuesday, October 16, 2012.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy.
 

October 17th

Eric Richard Mies

October 17, 2012

    Eric Richard Mies, 41, from Chicago, Ill., formerly of Decatur, died Thursday, October 11, 2012, in a tragic accident in Cancun, Mexico.
    He was the youngest son of Dick and Gwen Mies, born in Decatur, on September 28, 1971.
    On June 19, 2010, he married Katie Elizabeth Czelatdko, of Cederburg, Wis., whom he had met in Chicago, shortly before his father died in 2008.

Frederick W. Kukelhan

October 17, 2012

    Frederick  W. Kukelhan, 81, of Decatur, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2012, at his residence.
    He was born in Adams County on Tuesday, June 9, 1931, to the late Fred W. and Marie (Schueler) Kukelhan.
    Frederick was married to Carol Ann Adam; she passed away on February 13, 1978.

Ralph Smith

October 17, 2012

    Ralph Smith, of Monmouth, died Tuesday in Mission, Texas.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

October 16th

Stephen C. Omlor

October 16, 2012

    Stephen C. “Steve” Omlor, 70, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital.
    He was born in Adams County on February 13, 1942, to the late Charles A. Omlor and M. Leona (Folck) Lose.
    Steve married Paula L. Kahn on January 17, 1976.
    He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Msgr. J.J. Semeitz Council 864, where he served as Past Grand Knight.

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