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Bruce L. Deck: 1954 -2014

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Deck, BruceBruce Leo Deck, 59, of Wolf Lake, passed away at 5:18 pm on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at his home.

Mr. Deck was born on November 9, 1954 in Wolf Lake, a son of Ralph E and Vada Ilene Deck. He spent his formative years in Wolf Lake.

He was employed at Dana Weatherhead for 28 years.

Mr. Deck was a member of UAW 1404.

The surviving relatives include his parents Ralph and Vada Ilene Deck of Albion; two daughters, Terri Platt of Albion and Tracy (Damien) Stafford of Big Lake; a son, Keith (Richelle) Deck of Fort Wayne; a brother, Ralph E Deck Jr. of Albion; four sisters, Tina M Deck of Albion, Shari A (Rocky) Taylor of Ligonier, Linda A (Randy) Kuhn of Cromwell, and Wanda S Hines of Corunna; seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his infant son Bruce Deck, Jr. and a brother Eugene Deck.

Graveside services will be held at Wolf Lake Cemetery Friday, September 5, 2014 at 1:00 p. m. with Rev.  Dan Carlson, pastor of Wolf Lake Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will follow.

Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco is in charge of the arrangements.

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Betty D. Hall: 1929 – 2014

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

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Betty D. Hall, 85, a resident of New Haven and formerly of Woodburn, passed away at 7:57 a. m.on Sunday, August 31, 2014, at Parkview Randallia Hospital in Fort Wayne.  Although she had been in declining health, she had been active until the past week.

Mrs. Hall was born on January 23, 1929 in Milan Twp. in Allen County, a daughter of Asa and Anna (Rediger) Ehresman.  She spent her formative years in Woodburn and graduated from Woodburn High School in 1947.

On November 10, 1951 she was married in Woodburn to Wendell D. Hall, and had lived all of her adult life in Woodburn until moving to New Haven ten years ago.    She was a lifelong member of Westwood Fellowship Church in Woodburn, and was active in its ladies aid society, kitchen committee, and the church choir.

Employed as a bus driver for East Allen County Schools, Betty retired from there in 1990 after 26 years.

Mrs. Hall  enjoyed all sorts of travel, and especially family vacations.  She was an expert at quilting and designing comforters, as well as being a talented and experienced cook.  Christmas was always an “event” in her home planned months in advance.  Betty will long be remembered for her quick sense of humor, and love of church, friends, and especially her family.

Mr. Hall preceded her in death on November 6, 2013.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.

Surviving are her two children Dr. Connie (Paul) Lightfoot of Upland and Kenton (Judy Wojcik) Hall of Richmond; a brother Melvin Ehresman of Leo; two sisters Willodean Klopfenstein of Leo and Mary Ann (James) Thompson of Atlanta, Ga; five granddaughters  Hilary (Mark) Ludema of Portland, Mich., Kendra (Jason) Beutler of Carmel, Megan (Chris) Anderson of Fishers, Kyle (Silas) Stange of Lyst, Germany, and Bailey (Rhett) Schroeder of Richmond; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at Westwood Fellowship Church, 4100 Becker Rd., Woodburn, with Pastor Dave Souers, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday from 3-5 and from 6-8 p. m., or after 9:30 a. m. Thursday prior to the service.

Interment will be in the Woodburn Evangelical Mennonite Cemetery.

The family requests that memorials be directed to Westwood Fellowship Church, 4100 Becker Rd., Woodburn, IN  46797

Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco is in charge of the arrangements.

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Mary Ann Warstler 1934 – 2014

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Mary Ann Warstler, 80, of Churubusco, passed away at 1:05 pm on Monday, August 25, 2014 at Byron Health Center in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Warstler was born on April 23, 1934 in Garrett, a daughter of Edward and Charlotte (Woodcock) Shutt. She spent her formative years in Garrett, and graduated from Garrett High School in 1954.

On January 5, 1958 she was married in Garrett to Billy E. Warstler, and moved from Garrett to Churubusco where she had lived until moving to Byron Health Center in 2002.

She was employed at Byron Health Center, and retired in 1996 after 20 years.

Mrs. Warstler attended the Merriam Christian Chapel.

The surviving relatives include her husband Billy E. Warstler; two daughters, Jennifer Jennings of Muncie, Laura Warstler of Columbia City; son, Robert (Angela) Warstler of Fort Wayne; three brothers, Louis Shutt, Robert (Barb) Shutt, James (Mary Kay) Shutt; sister, Martha Freed; five grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, LeRoy Shutt and a sister, Beverly Macrae.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Friday at Merriam Christian Chapel  with Pastor Steven Pulley, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Thursday, or one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in the Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne.

For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association 6324 Constitution Drive Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804.

Fredrick E. Ringler: 1951 – 2014

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Ringler, fredrick_0001Fredrick E. Ringler, 62, of Kendallville and formerly of Tri-Lakes, passed away at 11:30 p. m.  on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Ringler was born on October 5, 1951 in Fort Wayne, son of Ryan and Thelma (Lapp) Ringler.  He spent his formative years in Huntertown, and graduated from Carroll High School in 1970.

On March 24, 1971 he was married in Fort Wayne to Cynthia Crance. The couple lived in Huntertown for a period of time but spent most of their marriage at Tri-Lakes.  They had lived in Kendallville since 2006.

He was employed at Sheperd’s Automotive in Kendallville as a auto painter, and retired in 2007.  In his free time he enjoyed fishing in Wisconsin, playing guitar, and spending time with his family.

The surviving relatives include wife Cynthia Ringler of Kendallville; two daughters Karli (Robert) Hendry and Kassandra (Jeremy Pequignot) Ringler, both of Columbia City; six sisters, Ellen Clair of Churubusco, Suzanne (Gary) Seagers of Wintergarden, Fla., Margaret Jackson, Cindy (Steven) Getty both of Fort Wayne, Carolyn (Ron) Gephart of Decatur, and Jeanette (Clifford) Crance of Tri-Lakes; two grandsons Brandon Hendry and Sidney Severit; and four granddaughters Ashley Ringler, Mackenzie Hendry, Lucy Severit, and Elizabeth Severit.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ryan and Thelma (Lapp) Ringler.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Monday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Rev. Corinne Boruff-Stucker, pastor of Churubusco United Methodist Church, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 6 p. m.  Sunday, or one hour prior to the service Monday morning.

For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Cancer Cervices of Northeast Indiana.

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Virginia Truitt 1922 – 2014

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Truitt,Virginia_0001Virginia Truitt, 92, of Albion, passed away at 9:23 am on Monday, August 4, 2014 at North Ridge Village in Albion.

Mrs. Truitt was born on June 20, 1922 in Kegley, West Virginia, a daughter of Frank and Drucie (Privette) Sizemore.

She was married in Princeton, WV to Ray William Truitt, and moved from Princeton, WV to Marion, where she had lived since 1957.

She was retired from Foster Forbes as a selector.

Mrs. Truitt was a member of the Calvary Worship Center in Marion, and was a part of the Ministry of Helpers.

The surviving relatives include daughter, Drucilla (Richard) Biddle of Albion; a sister, Jerry (Tom) Priest of Florida; four grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and spouse, she was preceded in death by her four brothers Harold, Glenn, Ben, and Jack Sizemore; two sisters, Madeline Tucker and Beatrice Clark.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 pm Thursday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, with Pastor Rick Van Horn, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Thursday.

Burial will be in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion.

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