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Cheryl Targgart, 63

January 31, 2013

Cheryl Marie Targgart, 63, a resident of Churubusco and wife of Dan Targgart, passed away at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.
Mrs. Targgart was born April 11, 1949, in Beech Grove, a daughter of the late Rev. Richard E. and Mabel V. (Morehead) Kistler.
Surviving relatives include her husband, three children, two brothers, three sisters and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Blue River Church of the Brethren with Pastor Craig Alan Myers officiating.

January 30th

William May, 92

January 30, 2013

William Wayne “Bill” May, 92, owner of Spring Creek Market, died at 8:24 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City.
He was born on Jan. 24, 1921, in Monroe County, a son of Ernest and Rose (Smiley) May.  
Bill served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in southern Indiana during the late 1930s and early 1940s.
He joined the U.S. Army in 1942, and served in Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines. He was honorably discharged from active service in 1945, and went to work for Phelps Dodge Corporation in Fort Wayne.  

Agustin Fuentes, 49

January 30, 2013

Agustin “Gus” Fuentes, 49, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.
Born in Hicksville, OH, Agustin worked as a painter and was a member of The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
He was a loving father and grandfather. Surviving relatives include his wife, Regina Villanueva of Columbia City; children, Krystal Fuentes of Ohio, Juan Villanueva, Angela Villanueva, Lupe Villanueva, Juana Calan, Kristy Villanueva and Victor Villanueva all of Fort Wayne; siblings, Hope, Anna, Linda, Corinna, Victor, David, Raul Jr.; father, Raul Sr. and 20 grandchildren.

January 28th

Lois Scott, 74

January 28, 2013

Lois Suzanne “Suzy” Scott, 74, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born on Dec. 10, 1938, in Gary, she was the daughter of Lyman Walter and Mary Lucile (Rockenstein) Scott.
Lois spent her childhood in Columbia City and graduated from Columbia City Joint High with the Class of 1956. She attended St. Francis University and then moved to Las Vegas in 1971, returning to Columbia City in 1996. She was homemaker and a member of St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church, Columbia City.

Doris Brandenburg, 85

January 28, 2013

Doris L. Brandenburg, 85, of South Whitley died at 10:58 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at the Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester where she had been a resident since October.
She was born Aug. 22, 1927, in Whitley County, a daughter of the late Clair C. and Georgia Doris (Rubrake) Bishop.
Her formative years were spent in South Whitley. She graduated from South Whitley High School with the Class of 1945.
On March 7, 1947, she was united in marriage to Floyd R. Brandenburg. They made their home in South Whitley. Mr. Brandenburg died Aug. 29, 2009.

Ruth Wilson, 96

January 28, 2013

Ruth A. Wilson, 96, formerly of South Whitley died at 1:55 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Covington Manor, Fort Wayne where she had been a resident for the past several years.
She was born Oct. 22, 1916, in South Whitley, a daughter of Arthur and Ellen (Enos) Swank. Her formative years were spent in South Whitley. She graduated from South Whitley High School.
On April 16, 1936, she was united in marriage to Cranston “Cack” Wilson. With the exception of one year in Fort Wayne, they have always lived in South Whitley. Mr. Wilson died Sept. 13, 1963.

January 25th

Harold L. Brower, 87

January 26, 2013

Harold L. Brower, 87, of Columbia City, passed away at 11 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at his home. Born May 5, 1925, in South Whitley, he was the son of Reed and Ida Irene(Rivet) Brower.
His early life was spent in Collamer. On Feb. 17, 1946, he married Grace L. Gaff in Huntington.
Following their marriage he and Grace established their first home in Larwill, before moving back to South Whitley in August 2000.

Stanley Kistler, 77

January 26, 2013

Stanley Ford Kistler, 77, of Pierceton, passed away at 10:55 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Warsaw Meadows Care Center, Warsaw. Born Aug. 25, 1935, in Warsaw, he was the son of Floyd and Evelyn (Kilgore) Kistler.
He was a lifetime resident of Pierceton and he graduated from Pierceton High School. On April 4, 1970, he married Pamala Sue Krom at Zion Lutheran Church, Columbia City. He retired after 34 years of service in 2000 from Viking Inc., Columbia City as a supervisor. He was a member of Pierceton Presbyterian Church.

January 24th

John Walter, 59

January 24, 2013

John G. Walter, 59, a Columbia City native, died at 3:21 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
He was born Dec. 19, 1953 in Columbia City a son of John M. “Jack” and Betty Jean (Strouse) Walter.
A lifelong resident of Columbia City until 2009, he graduated from Columbia City Joint High School.
He was employed at Harvester, Essex, Don Ayres Trucking and Wal Mart.

January 23rd

Max Kauffman, 93

January 23, 2013

Max Gerald Kaufman, 93, passed away on Jan. 16, 2013, in Bluffton.
Max was born to John Easton and Edna Kaufman May 22, 1919, in Whitley County.
After spending two years in the Army Air Corp he was honorably discharged in August of 1945 with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.
He returned to Whitley County to operate the family farm and also started his career at Dana Corporation retiring as a toolmaker in 1981.

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