Archive - Aug 6, 2012 - Obituary
Edwin J. Bear, 90, of Columbia City, died at 5:11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at his residence.
Born June 1, 1922 in Allen County, he was the son of Cassius Elmer and Cecil Lucille (Grayless) Bear.
He graduated from Huntertown High School with the class of 1940. After graduation, he served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946.
On July 31, 1946, he married Phyllis Ilene Walker at Coesse United Methodist Church.
Mary L. Slagal, 89, of Fort Wayne and formerly of Columbia City, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at her home.
Born July 19, 1923, in South Bend, she was the daughter of Rollie J. and Alberta J. (Anderberg) Howe.
She attended Riley High School in South Bend. On Aug. 13, 1938, she married Russell D. Slagal in Elkhart.
A former resident of Tri-Lakes, she moved to California in 1977, where she worked for Singer-Kerfott, St. Marcos, retiring in 1988. In 1990, she returned to Whitley County and since 2009, she lived with her daughter in Fort Wayne.
Jack L. Moore, 86, of Columbia City, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at his home.
He was born June 23, 1926, a son of Claude L. and Gladys V. (Burnworth) Moore. He completed his education at Pierceton High School.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.
On Feb. 5, 1949, he was united in marriage to Eileen E. Judd. They always made their home in Columbia City, moving to their present home in 1959. Mrs. Moore died Nov. 26, 1988.
He was employed at L. M. & L. and lastly Whitley Equipment.
Theda E. â€śTedâ€ť Hollenbaugh, 90, of rural Columbia City, died at 5:25 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at Timbercrest Health Care Center where he had been a resident for the past three years.
He was born Dec. 3, 1921, in Jefferson Township, a son of the late Chester and Essie (Gillam) Hollenbaugh. His formative years were spent in Jefferson Township. He graduated from Jefferson Center High School in 1939.