November 8th, 2010
Magdelene K. Peterson, 81, of Fort Wayne, died at 4:45 p.m. last Friday in Kingston Residence at Fort Wayne.
She was born on September 10, 1929 in Adams County to John and Lena Worthman Hilgeman.
She married Cal M. Peterson more than 62 years ago, on July 24, 1948 in Magley, and he survives.
She was a cafeteria worker in East Allen County Schools Corp. for 15 years and a member of New Haven United Methodist Church.
Jacob D.J. Schwartz, 78, of rural Berne, passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2010, at Greenville Hospital in Greenville, Pennsylvania.
He was born on Sunday, February 21, 1932, in Hartville, Ohio.
Reginald Thomas Welch, 67, of Decatur, passed away at 7:10 a.m. Friday, November 5, 2010, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born on July 6, 1943, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to Rev. Robert Welch and Helen (Wittwer) Welch.
A graduate of Adams Central High School, he received his bachelor's degree in 1965 from Manchester College in North Manchester.
Bellmont volleyball coach Craig Krull feels that the outcome of Bellmont's 3A State Volleyball Finals match with No. 1 Brebeuf will likely not be decided by the major players for both squads.
"I believe that this is going to come down to which team's role players are better," said Krull, whose Squaws will be seeking a second state title in four years when they line up opposite the Jesuit Braves at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at Ball State's Worthen Arena.
Shirley N. Brite, 71 of Decatur, died on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Shirley was born on August 28, 1939, in Adams County to Carl D. and May (Kaehr) Hirschy.
On August 23, 1958, she married Joseph J. Brite, who survives.
Shirley was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur and the Rosary Society. She worked at Davenport School of the Arts in Florida for 12 years, then retired from Central Soya in Decatur in 1990 as an operator.
Brian K. Buroker, 53, of Swayzee, Indiana, a former Indiana State Police trooper and investigator who lived in Decatur for 11 years, died suddenly at 4:57 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2, in Decatur.
He was born in Marion, Indiana, to Robert and M. Teil Wilson Buroker, who still reside there.
He married Brenda J. Wilson on July 21, 1979, and she also survives. The Buroker family lived in Swayzee the past 19 years.
Willodean M. Grace Foster, 84, a former Monroeville resident, died at 9:54 p.m. Monday in Hospice Home of Fort Wayne.
She was born to Martin L. Gladys Beerbower Lehman.
She married Richard L, Grace, who passed away on October 14, 1961. She married John W. Foster, who passed away on November 28, 2005.
Willodean was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Monroeville and enjoyed sewing, quilting, and knitting.
Neal L. Hart, 46, of rural Decatur, died Thursday in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Adams County on February 17, 1964, to Robert and Janice Bailey Hart. His father is deceased; his mother, now Janice Barr, lives in Monroeville.
Other survivors include a daughter, Tessa M. Hart of Monroeville and two sons, Tyler L. Hart of Decatur and Tanner L. Hart of Monroeville.
Gertrude M. Heine, 82, left her earthly home on Thursday, November 4, 2010, and now rests in the arms of her Savior in Heaven.
Born on September 14, 1928, in Decatur, she was the daughter of Gustav and Selma Krueckeberg.
She married Gaylord Heine on April 16, 1950, and resided in New Haven.
She was a dedicated member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, New Haven, and an active member and past president of the Ladies Society and various circles.
Gaynel Irene Lankenau, 75, of Castle Rock, Colorado, died Tuesday in Sky Ridge Medical Center at Lonetree, Colorado.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur, following services in Colorado.