June 11th, 2012
Monica Koldyke Miller can pinpoint the exact moment when she knew she wanted to become a writer.
The longtime Decatur resident, whose historical romance novel, "Threads of Betrayal," has just been published, recently recalled a time when she was 11 years old and just entering the sixth grade at a new school.
Irene Halikowski, 89, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Decatur, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2012, at her daughter’s residence.
She was born on March 5, 1923, in Poland, to the late Andrew and Zofia Zdrada.
She married Stanislaw Halikowski; he preceded her in death in March of 1984.
She immigrated to the United States from Poland in 1951 with her husband and three of their five children. She became an American citizen on October 21, 1994.
Homer L. Inniger, 97, of Berne, died Friday in Swiss Village.
Among survivors are a daughter, Catharine (Max) Haines of Berne, and a son, Pastor Stan (Rebecca) Inniger of Fort Wayne.
Visitation will be today from 3-8 p.m. in the Swiss Village Chapel. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the chapel, with visitation one hour prior to services. Burial will be in MRE Cemetery.
Tony J. Liechty, 73, of Berne, died Sunday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-KirchhoferFuneral Home.
Omer Sprunger, 73, of Berne, died Sunday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
INDIANAPOLIS—The storybook ending would have been seeing the Adams Central Lady Jets pull off the unlikely and win their first state championship on Saturday afternoon at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis.
Unfortunately, sometimes the better team wins and AC came up short against South Putnam, a team who went 31-0 to finish off a perfect season and their second straight 2A title with a 3-1 win over the upstart Lady Jets.
After the contest, the deflated Jets had mixed emotions on their run.
KOKOMO—Perhaps it was just a foretelling of things to come in the class 3A baseball semi-state game won 11-6 by Western High School over Bellmont at Highland Park Saturday when the start of the game was delayed for several minutes.
Richard C. Sweeney, 77, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday in Fort Wayne
He was born in Berne.
Survivors include a son, Michael Charles Sweeney, Fort Wayne, and a sister, Jean Cabral of Toledo, Ohio.
Private graveside services will be held Monday at the Westlawn Cemetery in Geneva.
Bonnie Lou (Phillips) Walters, 63, of West Liberty, Ohio, passed away at 11:40 a.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2012, at her residence.
She was born in Columbus, Ohio, on April 11, 1949, to the late Frank and Thelma Myers Phillips-Seimet.
Mary H. Miller, 87, of Decatur, passed away at 3:58 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2012, at her residence.
Mary was born on Tuesday, May 16, 1925, in Adams County, the daughter of the late John F. and Lola C. (Wherry) Helm.
She married Donald J. Miller on May 23, 1942; he passed away on August 25, 2010.
Mary was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ and the Women's Guild of the church. She retired in 1983 from Central Soya Credit Union after 28 years of service.