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February 9th

Neva Writesel, 92

February 9, 2011

Neva B. Writesel, 92, a native of Noble County and a former resident of Fort Wayne, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, Colo.
Born June 1, 1918 in Swan Township in Noble County, she was a daughter of Lodie and Eva Ellen (Richards) Freeman.
She was the widow of Richard C. Writesel
The surviving relatives include a daughter, Brenda Combs; two sisters, Mary Gerber and Laura Shank; and a brother, Wilbur Freeman.

Robert Derosett, 54

February 9, 2011

Robert K. “Bird” Derosett, 54, of Columbia City, died at 6:19 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 at his home.
He was born March 19, 1956 in Marion, a son of Atwell and Hazel Josephine (Todd) Derosett. His formative years were spent in Bluffton, Churubusco and Blue Lake areas. He completed his education at Churubusco High School.
Surviving relatives include his mother, Hazel Josephine “Jo” Hurt of Columbia City; two children, Sarah Derosett of Fort Wayne and Jeffrey Schutt of Indianapolis.
He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Priscilla Klingaman.

February 7th

Rose Fry, 73

February 7, 2011

Rose Marie Fry, 73, of Columbia City, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born Jan. 4, 1938 in Huntington, she was the daughter of James W. and Christina E. (Baker) Lindsey.

Mildred Burns, 93

February 7, 2011

Mildred D. Burns, 93, of Columbia City, died at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 at The Oaks Living Center where she had been a resident since Feb. 17, 2010.
She was born Oct. 27, 1917 in Noble County, a daughter of Charles and Nora (Stover) Rigel. She was educated in the Green Center School and later Columbia Township School after her family moved to Whitley County.

Louis Wuellner, 82

February 7, 2011

Louis E. Wuellner, 82, of Tri-Lakes, died Saturday, Feb 5, 2011 at Lutheran Hospital.
Born to Edgar and Gertrude (Lichtsinn) Wuellner in Indianapolis, he graduated from Butler University in 1951, and served in the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant JG. He worked at RCA in Pennsauken, N.J. and Marion. He retired from ITT in Fort Wayne after 29 years of service.

Harold Morgan, Sr., 82

February 7, 2011

Harold James Morgan, Sr., 82, of Columbia City, went to walk with his Lord Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. Born Dec. 6, 1928 in Green Bay, Wis., he was a son of the late Raymond and Clara Meyers Morgan.

February 4th

Bryce Fitch, 83

February 4, 2011

Bryce G. Fitch, 83, a former resident of Huntertown, passed away at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 at Life Care Center in Fort Wayne.
Mr. Fitch was born in Huntertown March 27, 1927, a son of Maurice Keith and Lois Marie (Byerley) Fitch.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Huntertown Cemetery with Rev. Greg Hiatt, pastor of Huntertown United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow.
Friends may call at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco after 9 a.m. Monday. The cortege will depart the funeral home for the cemetery at 9:30 a.m.

Rosalie Hartman, 70

February 4, 2011

Rosalie Hartman, 70, of Sterling, Colo. passed away Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 in Sterling. Born Aug. 23, 1940 in Pierceton, she was a daughter of Russell and Mary (Merideth) Barnhart.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Ginger Kay Work and a son, Clayton A. Hartman.
A memorial service was held Tuesday at Tennant Funeral Home in Sterling.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Logan County Humane Society c/o Tennant Funeral Home, PO Box 1547, Sterling, CO 80751. Sign and view the online guestbook at http://www.tennantfuneralhomes.com.

Carl Montz, 89

February 4, 2011

Carl Fred Montz, 89, of Fort Wayne died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 at Lutheran Hospital.
Born March 13, 1921 in Washington Township, he was a son of the late Floyd J. and Anna E. (Schneider) Montz.
He served in the Navy during World War II with his twin brother, the late Clark Montz, on board the Hermitage.
Survivors include his wife, Ina M. (Sheets) Montz.

January 31st

Martha Londt, 80

January 31, 2011

Martha Lois Londt, 80, of Columbia City passed away Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 at 6:35 a.m. at Golden Years Retirement Home, Fort Wayne. Born June 22, 1930 in Albion, she was a daughter of Ernest Cramer and Nora Mae (Richards) Ray.
As a young girl, she attended Larwill School and completed her GED. On Dec. 16, 1978, she married Homer R. Londt in Columbia City. She was a lifetime Whitley County resident until she moved to Allen County in 2008. She worked as an inspector at Dana Weatherhead, Columbia City, where she retired with over 33 years service.

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