Jean C. Spade

Posted on Aug 9, 2013
Jean C. Spade

Jean C. Spade, 72, of Berne passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at Bluffton Regional Hospital. She was born on March 17, 1941 to Robert and Priscilla (Lehman) Gerber. She was married on September 2, 1960 to Donald W. Spade.
She was a member of the West Missionary Church. She worked for Dunbar Furniture, CTS Corp, and retired in 2005 from Berne Hi-Way Hatchery. She enjoyed crafts, including making butterflies out of plastic bottles, cooking, sewing, and collecting dolls.
She is survived by her husband; son, Tim (Laura) Spade of Decatur; two daughters, Karla (Bill) Gilson of Berne; and Lori (Mike) Dike of Terra Haute; two brothers, Joe Gerber of San Diego, California; and Dan Gerber of Fort Wayne; sister, Annette Koons of Linn Grove; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and daughter, Kimberly R. Spade
Visitation will be from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 11 at the Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne and one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. funeral service on Monday, August 12 at West Missionary Church in Berne. Officiating will be Pastor Keith Rupp. Burial will be at MRE Cemetery in Berne.
Memorials may be made to the West Missionary Church Building Fund.
Arrangements provided by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne. Sign the guest book online at