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October 10th

Megan Lee, 33

October 10, 2012

Megan Renee Lee, 33, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 4:10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at her home. Born June 5, 1979, in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Michael Kent and Linda Lou (McClure) Coulter.
A lifetime resident of Columbia City and Fort Wayne, she graduated with the class of 1997 from Columbia City High School.
She completed her education graduating from Indiana University and Indiana Purdue University earning a Master’s degree in social work.

Megan Lee, 33

October 10, 2012

Megan Renee Lee, 33, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 4:10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at her home. Born June 5, 1979, in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Michael Kent and Linda Lou (McClure) Coulter.
A lifetime resident of Columbia City and Fort Wayne, she graduated with the class of 1997 from Columbia City High School.
She completed her education graduating from Indiana University and Indiana Purdue University earning a Master’s degree in social work.

October 8th

Billy Ottinger, 80

October 8, 2012

Billy L. Ottinger, 80, of Columbia City, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. He was a farmer and worked at GE for 25 years.
Billy was born May 27, 1932 in Whitley County, the son of Haven and Fay (Fairchild) Ottinger.
On Oct. 24, 1953, he married Shirley Ann Hyser at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Columbia City. She passed away June 4, 2009.

Patricia Sievers, 74

October 8, 2012

Patricia Lee Sievers, 74, of Columbia City, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at her home.
Born July 10, 1938, in Whitley County, she was the daughter of Glenn and Izetta “Sis” (Coy) Cearbaugh.
A lifelong resident of Columbia City, she graduated with the class of 1956 from Columbia City High School.
On March 3, 1956, she married Donald E. Sievers in Columbia City. For 30 years, she worked at Weatherhead Corporation (DANA) of Columbia City. She was a member of Graceland Ministries, Columbia City.

October 5th

John Bucher, 69

October 5, 2012

John C. Bucher, 69, of Columbia City died at 7:08 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City, where he had been a resident for the past week and a half.
He was born June 22, 1943, in Rochester, a son of Daniel M. and Barbara J. (Ferverda) Bucher.
His formative years were spent in Silver Lake. He graduated from Silver Lake High School.
On Sept. 2, 1962, he was united in marriage to Karen S. Heckaman. They made there home at Diamond Lake and later Roann before moving to Whitley County where they have resided for the past 44 years.

David McCullough, 74

October 5, 2012

David Isaac McCullough, 74, of Columbia City, passed away at 2:07 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Born July 3, 1938, in Churubusco, he was the son of John Thomas and Marion Etta (Rosenogle) McCullough.
He graduated from Churubusco High School with the class of 1956 and earned an Associate’s Degree from Indiana Technology.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 until he was honorably discharged in 1959.

Donald Phend, 76

October 5, 2012

Donald Dean Phend, 76, of Tippecanoe Lake, passed away at 7:45 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in his residence.
On March 21, 1936, he was born in Columbia City to Donald and Henrietta (Nelson) Phend. He married Shirley World on Aug. 31, 1956, in Forest Park, Ill.
Donald lived in Columbia City until he got married, then moved to Illinois, eventually moving back to the area 32 years ago.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corp. from 1954-56 with the military police. He graduated with honors from Ivy Tech, Fort Wayne, receiving a degree in electronics.

Jessica Fields, 30

October 5, 2012

Jessica Irene Fields, 30, of Pierceton, passed away at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at her home. Born Feb. 22, 1982 in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Charley and Brenda Gail (Collier) Duty.
A lifetime Pierceton resident, she attended Whitko High School, South Whitley. She was a homemaker and attended New Hope Wesleyan Church, Columbia City.

October 3rd

Elizabeth Hatcher, 74

October 3, 2012

Elizabeth Ann Hatcher, 74, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 10:54 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at her home. Born March 9, 1938, in Churubusco, she was the daughter of Herbert Theodore and Bethel Marie (Pennington) Harroff.
She graduated with the class of 1956 from Wolf Lake High School. On April 29, 1963, she married Ruben Dillard Hatcher in Columbia City.
A homemaker, she also worked at Chamberlin Products as a line worker for four years. Prior to moving to Fort Wayne, she lived in Wolf Lake, Albion, Churubusco, Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana.

October 1st

Majorie Knafel, 69

October 1, 2012

Marjorie L. Knafel, 69, of rural Columbia City, died at 6:25 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Vibra Hospital, Fort Wayne. She had been battling lung cancer for the past few months.
She was born July 23, 1943, in VanWert, Ohio, a daughter of Charles R. and Georgia Victoria (Fronefield) Mason. Her formative years were spent in Van Wert. She graduated from Lincolnview High School.

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