November 26th, 2013
Alvin E. Miller, 85, Berne, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at Swiss Village Retirement Center in Berne.
He was born Saturday, Sept.15, 1928, in Union County.
Graveside services will take place at 3 p.m. Friday at Green Park Cemetery in Portland.
Joseph H. Vogelwede, 99, Decatur, passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Woodcrest Extended Care.
Joseph was born Sept. 21, 1914, in Adams County to the late Bernard L. and Edith (Green) Voglewede. He married the Helen Gay Sept. 11, 1939; she preceded him in death on Sept. 17, 1984.
MUNCIE—Former Bellmont High School volleyball standout Alex Fuelling was honored recently as she was named to the Mid-American Conference first team in a vote of MAC coaches.
Kathleen J. Agler, 76, Berne, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at Swiss Village, Berne.
She was born to the late Clinton and Silva (Stucky) Dubach March 16, 1937, in Adams County. She married Thomas E. Agler July 17, 1955; he survives.
Jo Ellen Biberstine, 63, Berne, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at her residence.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Maurice A. 'Gabby' Colchin, 90, Decatur, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
He was born Sept. 22, 1923, in Adams County to the late Fredrick and Frances (Coffee) Colchin. He married Alberta C. 'Bertie' Adams; she passed away in 2006.
Gabby graduated from Decatur Catholic High School and served as a firefighter for the city of Decatur for 28 years. He serve his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a Special X mechanics mate submarine torpedo specialist.
Derek Ogden Franz, 21, Monroeville, passed away Saturday evening, Nov. 23, 2013. Derek was fatally injured following a traffic accident on Hoagland Road in Allen County.
Derek was born Monday, Nov. 16, 1992, in Ft. Wayne, the son of Kent R. Franz and the late Sandra J. (Ogden) Franz.
Derek was a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church-Fuelling. He was a 2011 graduate of Heritage High School. Derek was a self-employed farmer working with his father on the family farm known as Franz Farms.
Everlyn D. (Fetters) Kauffman, 96, Berne, passed away Nov. 24, 2013, at Swiss Village, Berne.
She was born to the late Bryson C. and Iva (Foreman) Fetters March 12, 1917, in Adams County. She married the late Karl E. Kauffman June 21, 1936.
The holiday season kicked off over the just-completed weekend during the Decatur Small Business Association’s sixth annual Christmas Open House.
Above, Kaden Hurst, 5, gives his wish list to Santa.
The Allen County Sheriff’s Department reported that Derek Franz, 21, Monroeville, was killed Saturday evening around 11 p.m. when the pick-up truck he was driving left the roadway and then hit a guard rail and concrete barrier. The impact of the initial collision caused his truck to roll over several times.
Franz was pronounced dead at the scene by the Allen County Coroner’s Office with blunt force trauma being ruled as the cause of death.
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