Robert C. Thompson, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 1:10 p.m. on Sunday, December 23, 2012, in the Parkview Hospital-Randallia Drive Campus, Fort Wayne.
Robert was born in Allen County on Wednesday, July 31, 1929, to the late Elmer J. Thompson and Adella W. (Scheumann) Thomspon.
He married Joan L. Fuelling on April 25, 1945, in St. Peter Lutheran Church (Fuelling) in rural Decatur.
Rita Vargas, 73, of Wren, Ohio, died Wednesday.
Arrangements pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.
Decatur and Adams County were returning to normalcy today after the season's first major snowstorm hit the area in the first week of winter.
Officials at the Decatur weather station reported measuring three and one-half inches of snow
The Daily Democrat is taking its annual look at the year's top stories, as chosen by employees of the newspaper. This year, we've decided to stretch out the usual Top 10 to a Top 12 — or 12 in '12.
Bill Borne attended his last official meeting as Adams County Auditor on Wednesday, after serving two four-year terms in that office.
Chairman Doug Bauman began the weekly county commissioners meeting by recognizing this, thanking Borne for his contribution, and adding, "In my opinion, Bill Borne is a very, very knowledgeable person when it comes to county government."
As of 12:30 p.m., Adams County is now at a WATCH Travel Alert Level. According to the Adams County Emergency Management, this status means that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public.
To keep up with current codes and conditions, listen to WZBD 92.7 FM, or call (260) 692-6370; Emergency Management at (260) 724-5320; or the Adams County Sheriff's Department at (260) 724-5345.
Juanita E. Campos, 72, of Decatur, died Friday, December 21, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Kentucky on December 13, 1940, to the late Ballard B. and Fannie Elizabeth (Hodge) Combs.
Juanita had worked for Automatic Sprinkler as a pipe fitter.
Max E. Colchin, 87, Avilla, formerly of Decatur, died Tuesday.
Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Barbara A. (Lewton) Haynes, 75, of Auburn, passed away Friday, December 21, 2012, at DeKalb Health in Auburn.
She was born in Decatur on September 14, 1937, to the late Richard D. and Frieda T. (Amstutz) Lewton.
Barbara married Richard L. Haynes on Aug. 10, 1958, at the Fifth Street United Methodist Church in Decatur; he passed away June 3, 1980.
Gertrude I. Hendricks, 86, of Decatur, died Saturday, December 22, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Adams County on April 8, 1926, to the late Lawrence and Marie (Andrews) Banning.
On August 21, 1943, she married Richard E. Hendricks; he preceded her in death on June 3, 1985.
Gertrude was a homemaker.