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May 29th, 2012

William Hullinger, 81

May 29, 2012

William F. Hullinger, 81, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at the V.A. Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Born July 10, 1930, in Decatur, he worked as a Tool & Die Maker for Zollner Piston 34 years retiring in 1988.
He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of American Legion Post 82, VFW #2457 New Haven, the Marine Corps League, Devil Dogs, and Korean War Veterans.

Stephen Abshire, 65

May 29, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Stephen J. Abshire, 65, a resident of Columbia City and formerly of Churubusco, died at 3:14 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
He was born March 28, 1947, in Bloomington, a son of Roy E. and Dorthea L. (Stagg) Abshire.
Survivors include his wife Bonita (Romine) Abshire; two daughters Corina Fletcher of Hartford City and Linda Law of Washington, W.Va.; a step-son, Jamey Abshire of Westfield; his mother-in-law, Edith M. Romine of Knapp Lake; a sister-in-law, Linda Barrett of Churubusco; a nephew and seven grandchildren.

Kay Boardman, 67

May 29, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Kay C. Boardman, 67, formerly of Waco, Ky., died at 1:50 a.m. Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Renaissance Village.
She was born Dec. 31, 1944, in Lafayette, a daughter of Wayne and Ada (Schuman) Griffin.
On June 11, 1966, she married Bobby V. Boardman.
Survivors include her husband, Bobby; three children, Rob Boardman of Richmond, Ky., Rhonda Stover of North Manchester, Rod Boardman of Fort Wayne; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Adele Murdick of Franklin and Dianne Stout of Trafalgar.

Lonzo Howard, 74

May 29, 2012

PIERCETON — Lonzo Howard, 74, Pierceton, died at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in his residence.
He was born Sept. 10, 1937, in Salyersville, Ky. to Bass and Dollie (Allen) Howard.
On June 27, 1959, he married Alice J. Herendeen.
He is survived by his wife, Alice J. Howard, Pierceton; one son, Michael W. Howard, South Whitley; one grandson; two brothers, Rosco Howard, Pierceton and Monroe Howard, Printer, Ky. and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Sammy Howard and Cisco Howard, and two sisters, Arizona Mullins and Betty Allen.

Rosalee Bernhard, 73

May 29, 2012

WARSAW — Rosalee A. “Rosie” Bernhard, 73, formerly of South Whitley, died at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Warsaw where she had been a resident since July, 2011.
She was born Sept. 25, 1938, in Kokomo, a daughter of Howard E. and Nina M. (Norman) Murphy.
Her formative years were spent in Warsaw and she graduated from Warsaw High School in 1956.
On Dec. 3, 1958, she was united in marriage to Robert D. Bernhard. They always made their home in South Whitley. Mr. Bernhard died March 26, 2003.

Richard Murphy, 61

May 29, 2012

Richard Murphy, 61, of Churubusco, died at 11:07 a.m. Friday, May 25, 2012, at I.U. Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born June 17, 1950, in Fort Wayne, a son of Richard Wells and Ruth (Parker) Murphy.
He served in the U.S. Army, spending one year in Vietnam.
On July 31, 1971, he married Cheryl Dray. She survives.

Willard Gilbert, 69

May 29, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Willard J. Gilbert, 69, of Churubusco, passed away at 12:41 p.m. on Friday, May 25, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Mr. Gilbert was born Dec. 6, 1942, in Churubusco, a son of Oscar E. and Icellee (Winebrenner) Gilbert. He spent his formative years in Churubusco, and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1960.
On April 3, 1964, he was married in Albion to Carol Sue Winebrenner.
His spouse preceded him in death on March 9, 1986.

Gary Brubaker, 64

May 29, 2012

Gary E. Brubaker, 64, of Pierceton, passed away at 6:24 a.m. on Saturday May 26, 2012, in Lutheran Hospital Fort Wayne.
He was born Oct. 8, 1947, in Wabash to Wayne B. and Betty J. (Duhamell) Brubaker
Gary married Gloria England in Wabash on April 26, 1970.
He had resided in Pierceton for the past 35 years, where he was a member of the Pierceton United Methodist Church.
He was previously employed by Pierceton Foods and was currently working for Wabash Electric in Warsaw.
He was a Volunteer for the Pierceton Fire Department, retiring with 30 years of service.

RELAY FOR LIFE: ‘Carnival’ relays to find a cure

May 29, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — “Carnival” and “cancer” are not words traditionally linked together in the same sentence, but when it comes to Whitley County’s Relay for Life, a carnival is exactly what participants will experience.
This year’s relay theme is “Carnival for a Cure.”
Complete with celebrations and theme laps, the 24-hour event raises funds for the American Cancer Society (ACS). It will be at Indiana Springs Middle School this Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3.

DATES ANNOUNCED FOR COL. CITY'S ANNUAL FIREWORKS, FIRECRACKER 5K

May 29, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — At the Columbia City’s Common Council meeting last week, Mark Green, parks and recreation director, reported the fireworks/4th of July celebration will be held Tuesday, July 3 this year at Morsches Park.
“I think the thought behind it was when the fireworks go later, because it gets darker later, people can sleep in the next day,” said Mayor Ryan Daniel.
There will be vendors again this year, starting approximately 5 p.m.
“It’s going to be a pretty neat day,” said Daniel.
Daniel asked Parks and Recreation director Mark Green if there would be a band playing as well.

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