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Obituaries

Henrietta H. Augsburger

September 29, 2014

    Henrietta H. Augsburger, 92, Berne, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 at Swiss Village.
    Among survivors are three daughters, Anita (Thomas) Wardell of Suffield, Conn.; Susan Augsburger of Fort Wayne; and Karen (Michael)Campbell of Mackinaw, Mich.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held Sunday at the Swiss Village Chapel, with Pastor Mike Wertenberger officiating. Burial is at a later date.
    Arrangements were made by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

Alice M. Baumgartner

September 29, 2014

    Alice M. Baumgartner, 96, Berne, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at Swiss Village. She was born on May 20, 1918, in Adams County to the late Joseph and Viola (Beitler) Baumgartner. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Otto Smith Jr., and her second husband, Merle E. Burkhead.
    Alice was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and Pleasant Dale Women’s Fellowship.  She was a waitress and homemaker.

John J. Bollenbacher

September 29, 2014

    John J. “Junior” Bollenbacher, 89, Willshire, Ohio, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at The Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford, Ohio. John was born in Mercer County Feb. 7, 1925, to the late Theodore F. and Minnie L. (Brehm) Bollenbacher.

Estella Canales

September 29, 2014

    Estella  Canales, 71, Decatur, passed away at noon Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at Adams  Memorial Hospital. She was born in Crystal City, Texas, Monday, Dec. 14, 1942, to the late Margarito “Margee” and Paula (Espinoza) Canales.

Stephan Tennis Crum

September 29, 2014

    Stephan “Steve” Tennis Crum, 68, Bluffton, died at 6:33 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at his home. Steve was born Aug. 19, 1946, to the late Tennis Jackson and Mabel Louise (Chaffin) Crum in Cookeville, Tenn. He was raised by his maternal grandparents, Hiram and Sarah Chaffin.

Richard H. Schieferstein

September 29, 2014

    Richard H. Schieferstein, 79, Decatur, died at 12 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at Adams Heritage retirement community in Monroeville.
    He was born on Friday, Oct. 12, 1934, in Adams County to the late Edward and Hulda L. (Rodenbeck) Schieferstein. He married the late Donna J. Minster Aug. 1, 1964, in Manistee, Mich..

Stephen D. Cox

September 24, 2014

    Stephen D. Cox, 30, Decatur, formerly of Germantown, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at the University Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born Aug. 10, 1984, in Kettering, Ohio.
    Stephen was a pharmacist for Adams Memorial Hospital and attended the Germantown United Methodist Church.

Elna C. Fuhrmann

September 24, 2014

    Elna C. (Schaper) Fuhrmann, 88, Hoagland, died at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Woodview Healthcare in Fort Wayne.
    Elna was born on Friday, Feb. 26, 1926, in Allen County to the late Gerhardt and Lydia (Witte) Schaper.  She married her husband of 67 years, Gerald Fuhrmann, May 31, 1947, in New Haven; he survives in Fort Wayne.

John ‘Randy’ Everett

September 23, 2014

    John “Randy” Everett, 64, Decatur, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Lexington, Ky. Jan. 8, 1950, to the late Donald C. and Wilma (Bailey) Everett. On Nov. 15, 1975, he married Nan K. Mankey.
    He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Decatur. He was a graduate of Sam’s Electrical Institute. Randy was the systems engineering manager for 27 years at Thunderbird Products before retiring in June of 2014.

Irene Kay Myers

September 23, 2014

    Irene Kay Myers, 87, Monroeville, died at 7:40 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
    She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Saturday, April 23, 1927, to the late Roy H. and Catherine T. (Marquart) Andress. She married Ralph J. “Buck” Myers June 20, 1948; he preceded her in death Oct. 12, 2012.

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