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Obituaries

Betty J. Roberts

July 25, 2014

    Betty J. (White) Roberts, 92, Decatur, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
    She was born July 12, 1922, in Decatur, to the late Homer L. and Nellie Ethyln (Myers) White.
    She married Rev. Charles Ellsworth Roberts in 1947, and they pastored and travelled doing evangelism until returning to Decatur in 1954; he passed away in 1969.

Grover W. Heckert

July 23, 2014

    Grover W. Heckert, 58, Monroe, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
    He was born Friday, Nov. 11, 1955, the son of the late James and Lillian (Lintemoot) Heckert. 
    Grover married Nancy M. Tinkham Brown June 7, 1987, in Monroe; she survives.

James ‘Barney’ Schultz

July 22, 2014

    James E. “Barney” Schultz, 67, Decatur, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Jim was born Oct. 3, 1946, in Decatur, to the late Leo F. and Cordelia (Worthman) Schultz.
    He married his wife of 45 years, Bonnie Jean Girard, Oct. 19, 1968; she survives.

Donald L. Riley

July 22, 2014

    Donald L. Riley, 72, Decatur, passed away at 10:52 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest, Decatur.
    Don was born Sunday, Feb. 8, 1942, in Decatur, the son of the late V. Wayne and Berteline (Beer) Riley.
    He was a member of Pleasant Mills United Methodist Church. Don was a graduate of Pleasant Mills High School Class of 1960. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from 1965-69.
    Don had worked for Central Soya Bag Service and was a farmer.

Infant Schwartz

July 21, 2014

     Infant Schwartz, Berne, passed away July 19, 2014, in Fort Wayne.
     The baby was born July 19, 2014, to Jacob D. and Rebecca D. Schwartz, rural Berne.
     Survivors include the parents; grandparents Raymond J.R. and Delilah J.M. Schwartz, Berne, and Dan F. and Ann D. Schwartz of Bryant; and great-grandparents Raymond M.L. and Mary Schwartz of Geneva; Joe D.J. and Margaret B. Eicher of Berne; Elizabeth Wengerd of Berne; and Edith D.J. Schwartz of Berne.

Elmer L. Uhrick

July 21, 2014

     Elmer L. Uhrick, 85, Bluffton, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
     He was born Dec. 10, 1928, in Geneva to the late Vernon and Devota (Clark) Uhrick.
Elmer married Norma Jean Swygart Dec. 15, 1946, in Portland; she passed away July 19, 1979. He married his second wife, Madonna (DuBois) Bergdoll, July 26, 1980; she passed away Aug. 27, 2001.
He worked for Franklin Electric for 25 years, retiring in 1991.

James ‘Barney’ Schultz

July 18, 2014

    James “Barney” E. Schultz, 67, Decatur, died Friday.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

Bill Forehand

July 15, 2014

    Bill Forehand, Sun City, Ariz., died May 31, 2014.
    He was married to Evelyn Bollinger-Forehand, former Decatur resident; she survives in Sun City.

David L. Paddock

July 15, 2014

    David L. Paddock, 55, Decatur, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in Houston, Texas.
    He was born March 29, 1959, to the late Louis (Jim) Paddock and Joyce (Drake) Paddock.
    David was a long time truck driver. A few of his employers include Werner Enterprises, Martins in Fort Wayne and Raun in Decatur. He had his own business, Dave Pilot Car, where he escorted long and wide loads.
  His children and his long-time companion, Leslie, were all at his side when he passed.

Patricia S. Boltz

July 14, 2014

    Patricia S. Boltz, 84, Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Parkview Regional Medical Center.
    She was born Saturday, Feb. 15, 1930, in Fort Wayne, the daughter of the late John W. and Luella (Branning) Sauer. 
    She married Dean E. Boltz Oct. 19, 1950, in the Wayne Street Methodist Church in Fort Wayne; he survives.

 

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