Archive - Obituary
Larry Wittwer, 80, of Angola and longtime resident and business owner from Bluffton, passed away Monday, Dec. 8, near Walnut Creek, Calif., while on vacation visiting his son, Jerry.
Larry died from complications following emergency surgery the prior week.
Myles R. Anderson, 64, of Monroe, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital.
Myles was born on March 15, 1950, in Monroe to the late Dr. Ernest Anderson Jr. and Gertrude L. (Brandyberry) Anderson.
Myles was a 1968 graduate of Adams Central High School and a member of the Bridge Community Church in Decatur. He was employed by U.S. Postal Service as a rural route mail carrier. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp.
Mary Louise Pusey, 86, a resident of Geneva, died Dec. 10 at Chalet Village in Berne.
Her parents and four sisters are deceased. She is survived by two nieces.
Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery in Geneva. A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church in Geneva in the spring.
Arrangements were handled by Downing and Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva.
Ronald “Scott” Smith, 41, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 in the Adams Memorial Hospital.
Scott was born on Friday, Nov. 16, 1973 in Elkhart, the son of the late Ronald L. Smith and Donna J. (Bowers) Smith.
He attended The Bridge Community Church in Decatur.
He was employed at Keystone RV in Goshen for eight years.
Peter J. Minnich, 64, Berne, passed away Saturday, Dec. 13,2014, at his home.
He was born to Urban and Helena(Welsch) Minnich on Oct. 14, 1950 in Portland.
Peter was a member of the St. Marys of the Presentation Church, Geneva, and a graduate of Purdue University. He was owner of the Edelweiss Floral & Gift Shop in Berne for 35 years. Peter was a very talented and creative florist as he displayed his floral arrangements. His interests included his love for animals, gardening, and traveling.
Edward F. “Ed” Sprunger, 89, of Decatur, met his Heavenly Father, on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Ed was born on March 20, 1925, in Adams County to the late Martin F. and Cora (Mertz) Sprunger. On May 6, 1953. he married Marilyn R. Norton.
Ed was a member of Union Chapel United Methodist Church and was chairman of the trustees and held many offices at the church.
Karel Louise (Thieme) Dailey, 74, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. She was born in Decatur to Harold and Alma Thieme.
She was a lifelong Lutheran and a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne.
Diagnosed with lung cancer in 2010 she stayed strong in her faith and drew strength from the knowledge that God was always there for her and never left her side.
Doris D. Hart, 89, of Decatur, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital. She was born in Adams County May 9, 1925, to the late Arthur M. and Olive P. (Wagers) DeArmond. On Nov. 15, 1946, she married Gerald H. Hart; he preceded her in death Sept. 7, 2002.
She attended Cornerstone Community Church and worked as a homemaker.
Charles E. Wendel, 61, Decatur, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital. Charles was born in Decatur Sept. 1, 1953, to the late John L. and Leah M. (Richard) Wendel.
Charles formerly attended St. Paul United Church of Christ in Rockford, Ohio. He was engaged in farming and enjoyed truck driving and transporting Amish. He also enjoyed playing cards, hunting and spending time with family and friends.
Doris D. Hart, 89, Decatur, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.