Berniece I. Frauhiger

    Berniece I. Frauhiger, 95, of Decatur, died January 1, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    She was born in Berne on June 24, 1917, to the late Alfred and Aldulla (Mathys) Hannie.
    On May 20, 1939, she married Harry R. Frauhiger. He preceded her in death on September 2, 1971.
    Berniece was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, the church choir, Martha Circle and Keenagers. She was a homemaker and also worked for J.J. Newberry’s and Val Corp for 15 years.
    Among survivors are six sons, Robert Frauhiger of Hilton Head, SC.; Fred (Nancy) Frauhiger of Carmel, Ind.; Stanley (Loui) Frauhiger of Decatur; Gary (Carol) Frauhiger, Phillip (Linda) Frauhiger, and Bill Frauhiger, all of Fort Wayne; 2 daughters, Barbara Weiss of Carmel, Ind., and Mary Jo Frauhiger of Decatur; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by two daughters, Carolyn Gerber, and Judy Frauhiger; son, James Frauhiger; grandson, Richard Gerber; and two great-grandchildren, Luke Gerber and Gabrielle Frauhiger.
    Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-1p.m. on Saturday, January 5, at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held immediately following visitation. Rev. Michael Heinbaugh will be officiating.
    Burial will take place at Apostolic Cemetery, Bluffton.
    Preferred memorials are to St. Mark’s UMC, Woodcrest Activity Fund or Apostolic Church.
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