January 23rd, 2013
Irene B. Hilty, 50, of Shipshewana, died Monday at Parkview LaGrange Hospital in LaGrange.
Among survivors are her husband, Willis R. Hilty; daughter, Emily Hilty of Shipshewana; son, Lyle Ray Hilty of Shipshewana; her mother (not named), of Berne; sister, Martha (Sam J.) Hilty; two brothers, Larry (Irene) Hilty of Monroe, and Leroy (Barbara) Hilty of Berne.
Rev. Randall P. Luther, 68, of Berne, died on Monday at his residence.
Among survivors are his wife, Carol (King) Luther; son, Randall (Patty) Luther of Marysville, Ohio; daughter, Elizabeth (Shawn) McGue of Lima, Ohio; two stepsons, Chris (Maureen) Norton of Hudsonville, Mich., and Kenneth (Carla) Norton of Madison, Wis.;
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday and 10-11 a.m. on Friday at Cross Community Church. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. at the church on Friday,.
Simon S. Schwartz, 39, of Monroe, passed away at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on Friday, March 23, 1973, in Adams County to John N. and Suzanne E. (Troyer) Schwartz; they survive in Monroe.
Mr. Schwartz was a member of the Old Order Amish.
KENDALLVILLE—The Bellmont boys’ swimming and diving team won its second meet in a row on Tuesday to improve to 6-3 with a 115-64 win against East Noble at the Cole YMCA in Kendallville.
Senior Trey Schisler was a double winner for Bellmont in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly, as was senior Zac Torrey in the 50 and 100 freestyle races. Junior Harrison Jacobson won the 100 backstroke and senior Austin Jones won the 100 breaststroke. Sophomore Dakota Massman won the 1 meter diving event.
Jumper cables were a key piece of equipment today in Decatur and Adams County as the coldest temperatures of the season settled in.
The Decatur weather station recorded a low of 4 above this morning, but continued brisk winds made it feel much colder, with wind-chill readings dropping to as much as 16 below.
John A. Burgin, 59, of Decatur, died at his residence on January 20, 2013.
He was born in Decatur on November 27, 1953, to James P. and Patty (Whitehead) Burgin.
John was a cook for Casa D’Angelo in Fort Wayne.
Among survivors are his four sons, Dan (Sarah) Burgin, Sam (Shanna) Burgin, Tim (Carrie) Burgin, all of Decatur, and Matt (Samantha) Burgin of Pleasant Mills; two brothers, Mike Burgin of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jim Burgin of Fort Wayne; and 14 grandchildren.
Nikki C. Daniels, 50, of Monroe, died Monday at Chalet Village in Berne.
Among survivors are her mother, Donna M. Brock of Monroe, and two daughters, Holly N. Daniels and Heather M. Daniels, both of Decatur.
Visitation will be from noon-2 p.m. on Thursday at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, also at the funeral home.
Burial will follow in Ray Cemetery in Monroe.
Janine Thieme of Decatur recently was selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities, and the Adams County Relay for Life as well as St. Peter-Immanuel School (SPI) will benefit.
Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, Grow Communities was launched in 2010 and gives farmers the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to direct to their favorite local nonprofit organizations, according to a news release.
Lucile C. Foor, 99, of Decatur, died Monday.
Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
(Editor’s Note: The following story was written by Heather Zadra for the Herald Times, which serves the Rio Blanco County area of Colorado. Paul Conrad is a native of Decatur and a graduate of Decatur High School. Colorado Northwestern was originally Rangely College and one of Conrad’s basketball players there was Charlie Cook of Decatur, a city councilman and member of the Adams County Sheriff’s Department.)