January 18th, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana University fan is pressing the ‘‘Cream and Crimson’’ school to dump its team uniforms’ traditional deep red color and return to the brighter shade of red the Hoosiers sported for decades after adopting that hue in the 1970s.
Luella Amstutz, 92, of Berne, died Monday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
She was born to Ralph and Martha Cordier Monroe.
Among survivors are a son, John M. Amstutz of Geneva, and two sisters, Luetta Hill and Mrs. Rudy (Marjorie) Brehm of Celina, Ohio.
Edward E. Dick, 83, formerly of Decatur, died today at Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.
Ralph R. Grote, 89, of Decatur, died at 5 a.m. Monday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
He married Irene C. Conrad on March 28, 1943, in Immanuel Lutheran Church; she survives.
He was an auto mechanic for 49 years, a charter member of the Union Township Lions Club, and a member of American Legion Post 43 in Decatur, of which he had served as commander.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
Ralph R. Grote, 89, of Decatur, died today at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Catherine J. "Katy" Fosnaugh, 91, a longtime resident of Linn Grove, died Thursday in Hospice Home at Fort Wayne.
She was born in Adams County on September 30, 1919, to John and Clara Chrisman Pearson.
Among survivors are three daughters,,Mrs. Bruce (Carole) Mann of Monroe, Mrs. Robert (Peggy) Diek of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Richard (Sandra) Courson of Warsaw.
Lorinda F. Koeneman, 94, of Monroeville, died Saturday at The Village of Heritage nursing home in Monroeville.
She was born to William F. and Clara Thieme Hockemeyer.
She married Oscar W. Koeneman; he passed away in 1993.
R. Rolando “Roli” Rangel, 33, of Noblesville, Indiana, formerly of Decatur, died unexpectedly at his residence on Thursday, January 13, 2011.
He was the son of Roberto M. and Irma O. (Serna) Rangel of Decatur. Roli was born on December 10, 1977 in Decatur.
He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur and its Hispanic Society.
D. Florine Thatcher, 88, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2011, in Vancrest Nursing Home at Convoy, Ohio.
She was born on June 17, 1922, to Lester V. and Grace C. (Cully) Everett in Wren, Ohio.
On October 1, 1960, she married Joseph W. Thatcher; he passed away on May 8, 2005.
Leland "Gene" Welker, 84, of Bemidji, Minnesota, died on Monday, January 10, 2011, at North Country Regional Hospital in Bemidji.
Leland Eugene Welker was born on December 5, 1926, in Monmouth to Harley "Chip" Welker and Christena (Rumschlag) Welker. His mother died when he was an infant and he was raised by an uncle and an aunt, Frank and Rose Loshe.
He grew up and attended school in Decatur.