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June 29th

Ruth Zollinger, 89

June 29, 2012

Ruth M. Zollinger, 89, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Hamilton House.
Born June 25, 1923, in Ft. Wayne, Ruth worked at L. S. Ayres’ Tea Room. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ft. Wayne and loved baking Christmas cookies.

Marquis Reid, 87

June 29, 2012

Marquis Jr. Reid, of Columbia City, died at 2:56 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Parkview Oaks where he had been a resident since April.
He was born Nov. 29, 1924, in Richland Township, a son of Mark H. and Lena M. (Hoffert) Reid.
He attended Larwill High School.
He entered into the U.S. Army on Aug. 8, 1944, serving in the European Theater.
He was honorably discharge on Sept. 30, 1945. He returned to the area.
On Dec. 29, 1944, he married Ruth C. Fosnaugh. They made their home in Richland Township.

Betty Boggs, 83

June 29, 2012

Betty J. Boggs, 83, a resident of rural Churubusco in Noble County, died at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at the family residence in Green Township following an extended illness.
Mrs. Boggs was born in Smith Township on May 14, 1929, the daughter of Orlando and Lela N. (Shlater) Geiger. She spent her formative years in the Churubusco area and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1947.

Barbara Wilt, 76

June 29, 2012

Barbara S. Wilt, 76, of Fort Wayne, died at 11:01 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at Life Care Nursing Home, Fort Wayne.
Born April 27, 1936, in Noble County, she was the daughter of Chester J. and Jennie (Smith) Boggs.
She graduated from Wolf Lake High School with the class of 1954. On July 3, 1963, she married Lanny K. Wilt in Fort Wayne, and they have always lived in Noble County.
For 31 years she worked for Dana Corporation, Churubusco, where she retired in 1994. She was a member of the Cornerstone Wesleyan Church, Merriam.

Mildred Ellison, 89

June 29, 2012

Mildred “Millie” Evelyn Penn Ellison, 89, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at the Mason Healthcare Center in Warsaw.
She was born Nov. 25, 1922, the daughter of Charles and Mary (Emerick) Penn in Huntington County.
Surviving relatives include her husband, Richard Ellison, four daughters, two sons, 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

June 28th

Jenna Stampe, 66

June 28, 2012

Jenna M. Stampe, 66, of Reinbeck, Iowa died Sunday, June 24, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn.
Mrs. Stampe was born March 8, 1946, in Garrett, the daughter of Virgil and Ruth (Campbell) Gustin. She grew up in Fort Wayne and attended there as well as in Churubusco
She met the love of her life, Richard Stampe, in 1963, while cruising in her English Ford through Churubusco. They were married on June 13, 1964, and added quickly to their family.

Herman Stuersel, 91

June 28, 2012

Herman P. Stuersel, 91, of Bradenton, Fla., died June 16, 2012. Born Jan. 16, 1921, in Adams, Mass., he was the son of the late William and Augusta (Zimmerman) Stuersel.
On April 18, 1942, he was united in marriage to Mary M. Marrs. He was a member of Troy Presbyterian Church. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.
Mr. Stuersel was a Mason of Due Guard Lodge 278 F.A.M. Larwill and a lifetime member of Post 98 American Legion in Columbia City.

June 27th

David Sible, 58

June 27, 2012

David Lee Sible 58, a resident of Wolf Lake, was fatally injured at 6:15 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2012, when the motorcycle he was operating ran into the back of sport utility vehicle north of Churubusco on U.S. 33.
He was born in Fort Wayne on Dec. 30, 1953, a son of Robert and Elsie (Bacon) Sible.
His formative years were spent on a farm in the Huntertown area. He was educated in Huntertown and Carroll High School and completed his education in a diesel mechanics trade school.

June 25th

Ashley Storm, 19

June 25, 2012

Ashley Morgan Storm, 19, of Columbia City, died at 1:05 p.m. as the result of a motorcycle accident Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born March 16, 1993, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Todd Alan and Kimberly Ann (Kruse) Storm.
She attended Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran School through sixth grade, Carroll Middle School and recently graduated from Columbia City High School with the class of 2012.

Zovelda Andris, 93

June 25, 2012

Zovelda M. Andris, 93, of Bloomington formerly of Saybrook and Gibson City, died at 4:15 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2012, at the Martin Health Center in Bloomington, Ill.
Mrs. Andris was born Feb. 9, 1919, in Ormas, Ind. A daughter of Harry Leroy Price and Ruth (Ramsey) Goodrich, she married Russell Andris on Feb. 9, 1946, in Chicago. He died Feb. 5, 2002.

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