April 6th, 2011
Howard E. Harnish, 58, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2011 at Lutheran Hospital. He was born July 13, 1952 in Fort Wayne to the late Kenneth and Martha (Gerard) Harnish.
He worked as a machinist for numerous companies and then later took over the operations of K & M Upholstery in Roanoke. He was a member of Columbia City Church of Christ, the N.R.A. and was a ham radio operator. Mr. Harnish enjoyed racing, tractor pulls and was a true outdoorsman.
Betty M. Pence, 88, a resident of rural Churubusco and widow of Roger L. Pence, passed away at 12:04 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2011, at the Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla following a lengthy illness.
Mathew A. Neukam, 83, of Larwill passed away at 10:06 a.m. Sunday, April 3, 2011 at his daughterâ€™s home. Born Nov. 18, 1927 in Allen County, he was a son of Otto F. and Mabel M. (Noe) Neukam.
If there is such a thing as a good problem to have in the softball season, Columbia City has a big one.
Unlike in baseball, softball relies on the arm of one, maybe two, at the mound during the season.
From 2010 alone, the Lady Eagles return two from a 6-1 share of the Northeast Hoosier Conference championship.
The depth of Columbia City’s pitching staff grew to three with incoming freshman Allie Vodde.
Floyd A.R. Bolinger, 89, a resident of South Whitley, died at 3:20 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2011 at The Oaks where he had been a resident since February.
He was born March 22, 1922 in Huntington County, a son of the late Noah E. and Iva Dove (Pence) Bolinger. As a young boy the family moved to North Manchester where his father entered the sheet metal trade. As a junior in high school, the family moved to a farm south of South Whitley. He graduated from South Whitley High School with the Class of 1940.
Jack D. Schrader, 61, died Thursday, March 31, 2010 of Oregon City, Ore. He was born May 21, 1949 in Columbia City, a son of Dewitt and Phyllis Schrader.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Schrader; children, Erica Streeton, Sara Schrader and Isaac Schrader; and sister, Ann Akpabio.
A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Hillside Chapel, 1306 7th Street, Oregon City, OR 97045.
Noah Richard Mallane, infant son, of Ian Michael and Victoria Lynne (Parris) Mallane of Columbia City, was stillborn at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at Dupont Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Deborah Ann Halsey, 40, of Columbia City, died Monday, April 4, 2011 at her parentsâ€™ home. She had been battling cancer.
She was born March 2, 1971, in Columbia City, a daughter of Lonnie and Barbara (Wade) Halsey. As the daughter of a United States Air Force member, her formative years were spent in Germany, California and Nebraska before returning to Indiana. She completed her GED in 1985 and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in general studies from IPFW.
She was formerly employed by Precision Plastics and the New China Restaurant, Columbia City.
Rosaline May DeTurk, 83, a resident of Columbia City, died at 9:53 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2011 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
She was born Sept. 21, 1927 in Kokomo, a daughter of Clarence and Amanda Christine Miller Gunter. Her formative years were spent in Kokomo, where she graduated from high school.
On June 16, 1948, she was united in marriage to Richard Walter DeTurk. They made their home in Wabash, Peru and North Manchester. Mr. DeTurk died Oct. 26, 2008 and she later moved to Columbia City.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by a son, Paul (Rita) DeTurk of Columbia City.
Ted Lamar Ramsey, 74, of Columbia City, died at 4:20 a.m., Monday, April 4, 2010 at The Oaks, Columbia City. Born July 29, 1936 in Kosciusko County, he was a son of Frank and Geraldine (Jellison) Ramsey.
He graduated from South Whitley High School with the Class of 1955. He served in the United States Air Force for four years. For 30 years he worked for Safeway Grocery Stores in California before retiring. He moved to Columbia City in 2006 to be close to family. His memberships included Grace Brethren Church in Sidney.