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January 21st, 2013

Maxine N. Gephart

January 21, 2013

    Maxine N. Gephart, 91, of Lagrange, formerly of Decatur, died January 19, 2013, at Miller Merry Manor in Lagrange.
    Maxine was born in Adams County on September 28, 1921, to the late William M. and Aletha Florence (Roop) Noll.
    On November 30, 1963, she married Glen E. Gephart; he survives in Howe.
    Maxine was a homemaker and a member of the Women of the Moose.

January 17th

Clyde B. Augsburger

January 17, 2013

    Clyde B. Augsburger, 86, of Berne, died Tuesday at Swiss Village in Berne.
    Among survivors are his wife, Shirley; three daughters, Sue (David) Collins of Cincinnati, Ohio, Sally (Roland) DeRenzo of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Pamela (Lonnie) Evans of Alpharetta, Ga.
    Visitation will be from 12:30-2 p.m. on Saturday at the Swiss Village Chapel. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. at the chapel. Burial will be in MRECemetery in Berne.
  

Doris A. (Affolder) Zinn

January 17, 2013

    Doris A. (Affolder) Zinn, 89, Bluffton, formerly of Decatur, died on January 14, 2013, at Christian Care Retirement Community in Bluffton.
    Doris was born March 29, 1923, in Adams County to the late Lawrence and Goldie E. (Graham) Diehl.
    Her first husband was former Adams County sheriff Merle Affolder, who preceded her in death on September 10, 1992. She then married James Howard Zinn, who preceded her in death on June 22, 2000.
    Doris worked for CTS in Berne in Quality Control.

January 16th

Anna M. Anspaugh

January 16, 2013

    Anna M. Anspaugh, 80, Decatur, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at her residence.
    She was born in Adams County on April 10, 1932, to the late Ernest C. and Mary L. (Glendening) Anspaugh.
    Anna attended Decatur Light House Assembly of God Church and was a homemaker.
    Among survivors is a relative, Helen M. Sexton of Celina, Ohio.

Clyde B. Augsburger

January 16, 2013

    Clyde B. Augsburger, 86, Berne, died Tuesday.
    Arrangements pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

Rella M. Baker

January 16, 2013

    Rella M. Baker, 87, of Tipp City and New Carlisle, Ohio, formerly of Wells County, passed away Monday, January 14, 2013.
    She was born on August 29, 1925, in Sullivan, Ohio, to the late Marvin E. and Violet E. (Baker) Bennett.
    Rella worked as a homemaker. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in New Carlisle, Fort Wayne St. Therese Catholic Church, VFW 1421 Auxiliary and sponsored Jr. Girls Auxiliary of the VFW for a number of years.

Donald W. Biester

January 16, 2013

    Rev. Donald Walter Biester, 77, Crown Point, Ind., passed away on Friday, January 4, 2013.
    Donald graduated from Trinity Lutheran School in May 1949. He attended Crown Point High School for one year before transferring to Concordia Lutheran High School in Fort Wayne, where he graduated in 1953.    He entered Concordia College in Fort Wayne and received his Associate of Arts in 1955. He entered Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo., where he received his Bachelor of Arts in 1957.

Donna K. Knoblauch

January 16, 2013

    Donna Kay Knoblauch, 66, of Decatur, passed away at 4:15 p.m. at her daughter's residence in Fort Wayne, following an extended battle with cancer.
    She was born in Fort Wayne on Saturday, September 28, 1946, to the late Donald and Geraldine (Welker) Brudi.
    Donna formerly attended Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne.
    She was a Registered Nurse, employed most recently by Adams Memorial Hospital and prior to that she was employed at Parkview Hospital.

Violet L. Smith

January 16, 2013

    Violet “Vi” Lucille Arnold Smith, 94, Decatur, died Thursday, January 10, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Vi was born in Adams County on May 21, 1918, to the late Earl and Gladys (Kline) Arnold.
    On June 15, 1941, she married David R. Smith in Kentland, Ind.; he died in 2006.

Virginia A. Swygart

January 16, 2013

    Virginia A. Swygart, 89, of Decatur, passed away at 11:10 a.m. on Monday, January 14, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Virginia was born in Dixon, Ind., on Thursday, September 20, 1923, to the late Charles and Samantha (Murchland) Waterman.
    She married Robert L. Swygart Sr. on March 21, 1942, in Fort Wayne; he passed away on May 23, 1985.
    She was a homemaker, as well as the owner and operator of High Street Bar in Montpelier for 33 years.

 

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