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Music sets the mood for Christmas season

December 15, 2010

The Blue River Big Band will entertain audiences with the Airmen of Note’s rendition of “The Little Drummer Boy” during their annual holiday concert Sunday.
Along with this new offering, the band will be playing lots of familiar Christmas tunes, and singer Dawn Ward will add to the festive concert with her vocal talents.
The concert is at 7 p.m. Sunday at the First Church of God.
“Even for us, this is one of the signs of Christmas,” said band member Todd Klingaman. “We really look forward to it.”

Eugene Deck

December 15, 2010

Eugene Deck, 57
July 18, 1953 — Dec. 11, 2010
Eugene Lyle Deck, age 57, of Rome City, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 at 8:10 a.m.
Born on July 18, 1953 in Wolf Lake, he was the son of Ralph and Vada I. (Smeltzer) Deck.

Blanche Bockelman

December 15, 2010

Blanche Bockelman, 89
Feb. 5, 1921 — Dec. 12, 2010
Blanche E. Bockelman, age 89, of Columbia City, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne.
She was born on Feb. 5, 1921 in Union Township, Whitley County to Benjamin and Ethel Marie (Beeching) Wigent.

Mary L. Barnes

December 15, 2010

Mary L. Barnes, 90
April 29. 1920 — Dec. 12, 2010
Mary L. Barnes, 90, formerly of rural Columbia City, died at 10:40 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 at Parkview Main, Fort Wayne.
She was born April 29, 1920 in Wheatland, a daughter of Daniel and Daisy (Perigo) Gallagher. She spent her formative years in Union Twp., Whitley County and graduated from Coesse High School.
From 1962-1972, she was employed by Sears, Fort Wayne and then L.S. Ayres until 1980 when she joined Hudson’s/Marshall Fields until her retirement in 1995.

Joseph Derheimer

December 15, 2010

Joseph Derheimer, 95
April 4, 1914 — Dec. 12, 2010
Joseph Carl Derheimer, 95, passed away Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 at his home.
Born on Easter Sunday, April 4, 1914 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Joseph and Flora Derheimer.
He worked at International Harvester Co. for 43 years. He worked on the team that established the VIN system for cars and trucks in the world.
He was an artist and loved painting. He volunteered and taught watercolor painting at the Senior Center and for the park board for many years.

Kathryn Pequignot

December 15, 2010

Kathryn Pequignot, 93
Feb. 9, 1917 — Dec. 12, 2010
Kathryn Margreat Pequignot, 93, of rural Fort Wayne, died at 10:55 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 at Renaissance Village where she had been a resident since 2004.
She was born Feb. 9, 1917 in Berne, a daughter of Peter and Della (Kuehm) Miller. Her formative years were spent in Aboite Township, Allen County where she completed her education.
On April 24, 1937 she was united in marriage to Lenord H. Pequignot. They made their home in Coesse, Dunfee and later rural Fort Wayne. Mr. Pequignot preceded her in death on April 2, 2003.

Stewart Trulock

December 15, 2010

Stewart Trulock, 92
Feb. 2, 1918 — Dec. 10, 2010
Stewart (Stu) Weldon Trulock, 92, passed away Friday, Dec. 10 in his home in Columbia City surrounded by family. He was born Feb. 2, 1918 in Austin. He graduated from South Side High School in 1936.
He worked his entire life in men’s retail, working for many noted companies, Wolf & Dessauer‘s, Richman Bros., Morrel’s Men’s Wear, and Patterson & Fletchers. He purchased Morrel’s Men’s Wear in 1962 and renamed it Trulock’s Men’s Wear and owned and operated it until 1974. He completed his retail career at L.S. Ayres & Co. in 1982.

Anna Jackson

December 15, 2010

Anna Jackson, 23
Oct. 22, 1987 — Dec. 9, 2010
Anna Nicole Jackson, 23, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:21 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born Oct. 22, 1987 in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Larry Lynn and Tawnya Lynn (Sexton) Jackson.

Emery Schilling

December 15, 2010

Emery Schilling, 103
June 15, 1907 — Dec. 9, 2010
Emery Harold Schilling, 103, of Columbia City, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 at Peabody Retirement Center, North Manchester.
Born June 15, 1907 in Chester Township, Wabash County, he was the son of Mathias and Ida (Leonhardt) Schilling.

Churubusco wrestler improving with every match

December 15, 2010

   LAGRANGE — Despite an 8-6 record for the season, Churubusco wrestling has had two seniors remain perfect.
   After a 58-24 win at Lakeland Tuesday night, the Eagle seniors improved to 28-0 for the season.
   Seniors Braxton Siddons and Zack Armstead both took pinfall wins against the Lakers proving their leadership this season, according to head coach Sam Riesen.

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