Archive - Obituary
Kathleen “Kathy” Bauman, 58, Geneva, passed away at 9:09 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Kathy was born Oct. 12, 1955, in Bluffton to the late Ralph J. and Harriet “Betty” (Stogdill) McFarren.
She graduated from Bluffton High School with the class of 1974.
Lena Paula Emelia (Sauer) Fleming, 97, Decatur, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Home.
Lena was born Aug. 22, 1916, to the late Henry and Anna (Pflueger) Sauer. She married Russell E. Fleming Nov. 18, 1933; he died Aug. 8, 1980.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. She loved to garden and make quilts.
Jerilyn “Jeri” (Deming) Sheets, 70, went to be with the Lord at 4:06 p.m., Monday, Dec. 16, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 6, 1943, in Minneapolis, Minn., to the late Gerald and Iva Hanson Deming. She married her best friend, Larry Sheets, March 7, 1964; he survives in Lima, Ohio.
Jeri retired in June after 33 years of teaching in the Elida School System. She was an active member at Shawnee Alliance Church and taught the junior high Sunday school class.
Lena E. Fleming, 97, Decatur, died Dec. 15, 2013. Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Eulalia M. Augsburger, 95, Decatur, passed away Saturday, Dec.14, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born Oct. 20, 1918, in Adams County, daughter of the late Christian and Katherine (Korte) Borne.
She married Walter J. Augsburger June 20, 1943; he died Feb. 9, 2001.
Eulalia was a member of Zion United Church of Christ where she was in the Women’s Guild and Friendship Circle. She worked as an administrative clerk for the Agriculture Stabilization Conservation Service.
Mildred Loretta Brillinger, 80, Noblesville, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 in Noblesville.
She was the wife of Pastor Otto A. Brillinger, former Pastor at Zion Lutheran Church, Friedheim and Immanuel Lutheran Church in Union Township. Visitation was Sunday at Christ Lutheran Church in Noblesville.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, also in the church.
Burial will follow at Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville.
Robert Dale Morrissey, 91, Bluffton, passed away at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Markle Health and Rehab Center.
He was born July 11, 1922, in Wells County, the son of the late Thomas Michael and Hattie Marie (Pruitt) Morrissey. He married Evelyn Haflich Feb.14, 1952, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bluffton. They shared in 61 years of marriage.
Ruth M. Bolinger, 90, of Fort Wayne, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center.
Ruth was born in Decatur Feb. 9, 1923, to the late Harmon M. and Leona (Harting) Gillig. On Aug. 17, 1946, she married Arthur T. Bolinger.
Ruth was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. She was a homemaker.
Sarah Marie (Squeeky) Mendez, 81, of Decatur, died Dec. 8, 2013, at Adams Heritage Nursing Center in Monroeville.
Sarah was born Aug. 18, 1932, in Adams County to the late J. Carl and Ada (Hakes) Hower. On Sept. 6, 1947, she married Blas G. Mendez.
Sarah was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. She was a member of the Daughters of American Revolution and V.F.W. Women’s Auxiliary. She worked for Thunderbird Products for 37 years.
Sheila Y. Nevsimal, 78, Berne, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at her home.
She was born to Norman and Frances (West) Harris Oct. 14, 1935, in Losantville.
Sheila was a nurse and practiced many years at Chalet Village in Berne. Her special interests included crocheting, quilting, reading, traveling and teaching children crocheting at the Berne Public Library.