Archive - Obituary
January 21st, 2013
Helen K. Bovine, 73, Decatur, died Friday, January 18, 2013, at Swiss Village Retirement Center.
Helen was born in Decatur on May 30, 1939, to the late Herbert T. and Cladie E. (Ramsey) Irwin.
She retired after 40 years with Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
Among survivors are her daughter, Theresa (Jerry) Kock of Decatur; three brothers; two sisters; two grandsons, Brandon J. and John W. Kock; and great-grandson, Alexander G. Hall.
John A. Burgin, 59, Decatur, died January 20, 2013.
Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
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.
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, 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.
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, 86, Berne, died Tuesday.
Arrangements pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
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.
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 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.