January 10th, 2011
A new Indiana law making it illegal to discard televisions, computers and certain other electronics for regular trash pickups will have an effect on Decatur's twice-annual heavy trash pickups.
Referring to an article published in the Daily Democrat on Tuesday, Councilman Charlie Cook asked at this week's city council meeting if there would be an effect felt here.
"There sure will be," Street/Sanitation Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert replied.
A meeting lasting just over two hours on Saturday morning kicked off this year's Girl Scout cookie sales campaign in Adams County.
Ricky L. Bergman Sr., 61, of Berne, died last Friday at home.
He was born in Geneva on April 14, 1949 to Robert A. and Joyce L. Booher Bergman, who are deceased.
He was formerly employed as a steelworker at the former Decatur Casting plant.
Among survivors are three sons: Ricky L. Bergman (and wife Melissa K.) of Keystone, Indiana; Norman G. Bergman (and wife Melissa A.) of Geneva; and Doug W. Bergman of Monroeville, and one sister, Deloris Hofstetter of Berne.
Martha K. Girod, one, of rural Berne, died on Sunday at home. She was born on December 22, 2009 in Adams County to Matthew K. and Katie Beachey Girod.
Aside from her parents, surviving are two brothers, Menno K. and Jacob K. Girod, at home; one sister, Ann K. Girod, at home; her paternal grandparents, Ben and Esther Girod of rural Berne; and her maternal grandparents, Josiah and Rebecca Beachey of rural Berne.
Sharon Ruth Tonner, four, of Decatur, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday January 8, 2011, at her residence.
Her beautiful smile and wonderful laugh will be missed, but she can finally run and play like she always wanted to.
Sharon was born on September 6, 2006 to Jacob A. and Natalie (Winans) Tonner.
Solomon N. Wengerd, 75, of rural Berne, died on Sunday at home.
He was born in Geneva on August 31, 1935 to Noah and Christina Wickey Wengerd.
Kevin A. Brantly, 52, of Decatur died on Tuesday at home. Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.
Walter E. “Wally” Henkel, 80, of Berne, died Thursday, December 6, 2011, at home.
He was born to Edward and Margaret Schroeder Henkel.
Among survivors are his wife, Kathleen; one son, Kurt Henkel of Fremont, Ohio; and two daughters: Mrs. Kenneth (Denise) Nedimyer of Tavernier, Florida and Elise Schrock of Decatur.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
Ernest Roe, 83, of Decatur, died Wednesday. January 5, 2011, in Adams Memorial Hospital. He was born on August 23, 1927 in Adams County to Fred J, and Daisy Galloway Roe.
He married Betty Lee Fickert on September 28, 1957 in Ohio City, Ohio and she survives.
He retired in 1992 after 49 years at Central Soya Co.
He also served in the United States Army from 1950-54, during the Korean Conflict.
Margaret Scherer, 87, formerly of Decatur, died Wednesday, December 5, 2011, at The Village of Heritage nursing home in Monroeville.
She was born on June 13, 1923 in Allen County to Charles F. and Caroline Droege Schroeder.
She married Wilfred C. “Wiff” Scherer on April 25, 1942 in St. John Lutheran Church at Bingen, but he passed away on June 2, 1992.
Margaret was a member of St. John Lutheran Church at Bingen.