Archive - Jul 2012 - Obituary
Larry Lee Raichart, 69, of rural Roanoke, died at 3 a.m. Thursday, July 5, 2012, at his home. He had been in failing health.
He was born April 1, 1943, in Fort Wayne, a son of Clarence and Altha (Simons) Raichart.
His formative years were spent in Whitley County. He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1961.
He began working for Connerâ€™s Chevrolet in Roanoke and then Dana Spicer Axle in Fort Wayne where he retired after 30 years of service.
1965, he married Gloria J. Utterback. They have always made their home in Whitley County. She died June 12, 1978.
Lois Marie Pulley, 87, of Columbia City, died at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at her residence. Born April 15, 1925, in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Clarence David and Hulda M. (Anderson) Leininger.
She graduated from Columbia City High School with the class of 1943. On Dec. 24, 1946, she married Homer LeRoy Pulley in Columbia City.
She lived most of her lifetime in the Columbia City area where she served as the secretary of the Whitley County Welfare Department for 35 years. She was an avid reader and attended all sporting events for all her children.
William R. Mathias, 76, of Columbia City, died at 7:01 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, at his home.
He was born Jan. 10, 1936, in Columbia City a son of John R. and Marjory A. (Howenstine) Mathias.
His formative years were spent in Larwill. He graduated from Larwill High School.
On Oct. 31, 2002, he married Deborah K. Monnier. They have always made their home in Columbia City.
He was employed at Precision Plastics, retiring in the late 1980s.
His memberships include Eagles #1906.
Marian Emelyn Bollinger, 99, retired South Whitley librarian, died at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Timbercrest Healthcare in North Manchester where she had been a resident since 2007.
She was born Jan. 1, 1913, in South Whitley, a daughter of Clarence O. and Leola B. (Faudree) Enos. Her formative years were spent in South Whitley. She graduated from South Whitley High School in 1930.
On June 23, 1934, she was united in marriage to William B. Bollinger. They made their home in South Whitley. Mr. Bollinger died Feb. 4, 1961.
Sharon Klingenstein, 79, devoted wife and best friend of Fred for 59 years, died June 24, 2012.
Her parents were the late Andy and Selma Lowe, former Columbia City residents.
She graduated from Columbia City High School with the class of 1950.
Sharonâ€™s volunteer leadership benefited many of Mt. Sinai Hospitalâ€™s programs. A former member of the Board of Central Park Conservancy, she was also actively involved in the U.S. Hospital in Port Chester, New York and the Buick Open Golf Tournament at Westchester Country Club.
Vance Cary Holloway, 61, of South Bend, died July 2, 2012.Â Mr. Holloway was born on July 7, 1950, in Fort Wayne.Â
He was the son of the late Max C. and Mary V. (Herwick) Holloway and resided for many years in Columbia City with his parents.
Mr. Holloway enjoyed listening to all types of music, but he was especially fond of piano music.Â He enjoyed strolling on the beaches in Florida.Â He brought joy, love, and laughter to his family.
Robert A. â€śBobâ€ť Sandager, 73, of Goose Lake, died at 11:14 a.m. Sunday, July 1, 2012, in the emergency room of Parkview Whitley Hospital. He had been in failing health.
He was born Sept. 25, 1938, in Minneapolis, Minn., a son of Jerome Walter and Ethel Edna (Hodgman) Sandager. His formative years were spent in the Minneapolis area where he graduated from high school.
At the age of 18, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in Alaska and two tours in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in 1969.
Norman E. Johnson, 77, also lovingly known by family and friends as â€śGene,â€ť â€śStrawberry,â€ť and â€śBoz,â€ť of Fort Wayne, died from heart failure after back surgery at 1:53 a.m. Sunday, July 1, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born March 18, 1935, in Richland Township, he was the son of Leonard and Mary (Barr) Johnson.
He grew up in Noble County where he graduated from Albion High School with the class of 1953. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army Reserves.
DeWayne E. â€śDeeâ€ť Jackson, 80, of rural Larwill, died at 1:50 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2012, at I.U.-Goshen Hospital while surrounded by family members.
He was born July 20, 1931, in Monroe County, Mich. He was raised by Florence (Smith) Elston in Bluffton. He graduated from Bluffton High School in 1950.
He worked at Magnavox. For nearly 50 years, he was a member of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 103, working as an asphalt plant operator with Daily Asphalt, Reith & Reilly. He retired in 1993 from S.E. Johnson.
Mary Elizabeth Sannan, 87, of Fort Wayne, died on Friday, June 29, 2012, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Mrs. Sannan was born in Liberty Center on Sept. 7, 1924, to the late Harry Bennett and Carrie Elizabeth (Murray) Hubbard.
She married Charles R. Sannan and he preceded her in death.
Mary was a waitress for many years at Alâ€™s Restaurant in Waynedale and Bill Caradoneâ€™s Italian Restaurant in Fort Wayne. She also worked at Magnavox in Fort Wayne.
She attended the Waynedale United Methodist Church and loved playing bingo, going camping, cooking and flower gardening.