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Obituaries

Allen E. Brune

November 28, 2014

    Allen E. Brune, 85, of Decatur died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.

Clinton L. Mankey

November 28, 2014

    Clinton L. Mankey, 68, Decatur, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Bernhard P. Kahlert

November 26, 2014

    Bernhard P. Kahlert, 87, Berne, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest. Bernhard was born in Jauer, Germany July 4, 1927, to the late Bernhard and Anna (Brier) Kahlert. He married Doris A. Nevil Dec. 28, 1991.
    Bernhard was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. He worked for M.W. Habegger Construction from 1954-1961 and Hardware Wholesalers from 1961-1981. He retired in 1981. He served during World War II in the German Army.

Richard F. Thompson

November 26, 2014

    Richard F. Thompson, 71, Geneva, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at Ossian Health & Rehab Center in Ossian. He was born in Fort Wayne Tuesday, April 27, 1943.

Ellen Marie Suman

November 25, 2014

    Ellen Marie Suman, 85, Ashland, Ky, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at Kingsbrook Life Care Center in Ashland.    
    Ellen was born in Willshire, Ohio, June 22, 1929, to the late Harold and Ethel Bebout.
    She will be remembered by all that knew her as a fun-loving person, a devoted mother and friend to many. Ellen was a great part of her husband’s pastoral ministry.

Elaine E. Lehrman

November 24, 2014

    Elaine E. (Evans) Lehrman, 75, Decatur, passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center in Decatur. She was born in Adams County May 16, 1939, to the late Fred Evans Sr. and Alice Evans Klepper. A graduate of Decatur High School, she later married Carl A. Lehrman on June 29, 1957. He preceded her in death on May 4, 2004. Elaine was a member of East Liberty United Methodist Church in Monroeville.

William L. Alberding

November 24, 2014

    William L. Alberding 59, Decatur, passed away Friday Nov. 21, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Decatur June 1, 1955, to the late Leo W. and Mary L. (Geimer) Alberding. He married Jackie L.(Eckhart) Feb. 2, 1993.
    He worked for Decatur G.E. and then Alberding Woodworking.

Dianna R. Parris

November 20, 2014

    Dianna R. Parris, 65, Berne, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.
    Among survivors are a son, Matthew (Jennifer) Parris of Dayton, Ohio; daughter, Shawna (Phillip) Parris-Mckee of Eaton, Ohio; four grandchildren, Leanna, Alexis and Likas Parris; and Devon McKee; five great-granchildren, Alexander and Rayeanna Kissinger; Zuri Placke; and Maralyn and Kellin O'Dell.
    Funeral service is at 5 p.m. Friday at Memorial Baptist Church in Eaton, with pastor Dave Souers officiating.

Sister Ancilla Lengerich

November 18, 2014

    Sister Ancilla Lengerich, CSA, (Teresa Mary Lengerich) died peacefully Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at St. Francis Home, Fond du Lac, Wis.
    Teresa Mary was born in Decatur June 11, 1920, to Clement Lengerich and Catherine Gase Lengerich. She was one of five children, one boy and four girls.     Two of her sisters also entered religious life, becoming Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters, and one sister married; her brother was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.

James Karl Lough

November 18, 2014

    James Karl Lough, 79, Decatur, passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Adams Woodcrest.
    He was born on Sunday, Aug.11, 1935, in Decatur, to the late Frank and Katheryn Shell.
    James was a member of the V.F.W. Post 6236 in Decatur. He was a mechanic for Paul Reidenbach for more than 40 years, and served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict.
    Surviving are his sisters, Donna (Gary) Heckert and Maxine Brickley, both of Decatur.

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