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December 27th

Gregory Ranly, 65

December 27, 2012

Gregory W. Ranly , 65, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Gregory worked as a Advanced Planning Coordinator with Dana for 38 years.
He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and Purdue University, a U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam veteran, and a member of the American Legion and Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Bryan Culp, 31

December 27, 2012

Bryan R. Culp, 31, of Columbia City, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at his home. He was born Oct. 26, 1981, in Fort Wayne, a son of Daniel R. and Vickie S. (Swonger) Culp. His formative years were spent in Laud, Fort Wayne and Columbia City. He graduated from Columbia City High School.
He worked two years at Super Market Services in Fort Wayne, seven years at the Wal Mart Distribution Center in Garrett and since August 2011 at Reelcraft in Columbia City.

December 21st

Oneta Bader, 101

December 21, 2012

Oneta V. Bader, 101, of Columbia City, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City where she was admitted on Friday, Dec. 14.
She was born Sept. 2, 1911 in Allen County, a daughter of Albert and Rebecca E. Grover. As a child, the family lived in Canada before moving back to New Haven. She graduated from New Haven High School with the Class of 1928.
On March 27, 1929, she was united in marriage to Gaylord H. Lake. They made their home in New Haven. In 1939, they moved to Washington Township.

December 19th

Lois Dunfee, 72

December 19, 2012

Lois A. Dunfee, 72, of rural Columbia City, died at 7:26 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne where she was admitted on Tuesday.
She was born April 25, 1940, in Tunker, a daughter of Russell C. and Dorothy E. (Wright) Hawn.
The family lived in Tunker until 1944 when they moved to Columbia City. She attended Columbia City High School and completed her GED.

December 18th

David Riker, 70

December 18, 2012

David J. Riker, 70, formerly of Columbia City, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Wabash County Hospital where he had been taken following a seizure.
He was born Nov. 5, 1942, in Columbia City, a son of the late Rubim B. and Marie Elizabeth (Jones) Riker.
There are no surviving relatives.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City with visitation from noon until 2 p.m. prior to the service. The burial will be in the Eberhard cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to ARC of Wabash.
Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.

Garold Geisleman, 86

December 18, 2012

Garold E. Geisleman, 86, of Columbia City, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Millers Merry Manor in Columbia City.
Born in Plymouth, he was the son of the late Everette and Artabel Geisleman.
The World War II Army veteran retired from Slater Steel after 43 years of service. He was also a farmer.

December 17th

Garold Geisleman, 86

December 17, 2012

Garold E. Geisleman, 86, of Columbia City, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Millers Merry Manor in Columbia City.
Born in Plymouth, he was the son of the late Everette and Artabel Geisleman.
The World War II Army veteran retired from Slater Steel after 43 years of service. He was also a farmer.

Melvin Fouts Jr., 59

December 17, 2012

Melvin L. Fouts Jr., 59, of Columbia City, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at his home. He had been in failing health.
He was born June 6, 1953, in Huntington, a son of Melvin Leon and Lena Jane (Waters) Fouts.
In 1964, his family moved to Pierceton, where he completed his education. In the 1980s he moved to Columbia City.
Melvin worked part time at the YMCA.
His church membership was with Columbia City United Methodist Church.

Arnold Souder, Jr.

December 17, 2012

Arnold Souder, Jr., originally of Columbia City, died Dec. 10, 2012, at his residence in Sante Fe, N.M.
He was born on Aug. 15, 1923, to Edna (Baker) and Arnold Souder, Sr. in Columbia City.
He grew up in Columbia City, graduating high school in 1941 and attending nearby Manchester College that fall.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in 1943, enrolling in the Army Specialized Training Program in medicine at Indiana University.

December 13th

Sondra Bishop 69

December 13, 2012

Sondra Kay Bishop, 69, of Columbia City, died at 5 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Parkview Oaks where she had been a resident since July 2008.
She was born Jan. 24, 1943, in Marion, a daughter of Cecil and Mary (Counterman) Simpson. On July 22, 1962, she was united in marriage to Richard K. Bishop.
Surviving relatives include four children, five grandchildren,a sister and three brothers.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Helen Bishop.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City.

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