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August 15th

Kristopher Shepherd, 25

August 15, 2013

Kristopher Corridan Shepherd, 25, of South Whitley, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at his home.
He was born October 23, 1987 in Warsaw a son of Christopher W. and Kelly L. (Earl) Shepherd. He has always lived in South Whitley. He graduated from Whitko High School in 2006.
He then earned an associate degree in general studies from Ivy Tech.
Since January of 2012, he was employed by Instrumental Machine and Development (IMD) of Warsaw.
An avid Philadelphia Eagles football fan, he also enjoyed picking and playing his fantasy team with his fellow football sports fans.

August 9th

Robert Lysaght, 80

August 9, 2013

Robert D. Lysaght, 80, passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.
He was born July 8, 1933, in St. Joseph, Mo.
He worked as a plant manager at Essex and United Technologies. He served in the U.S. Airforce and was a member of the local American Legion, VFW, and Am Vets.

Penny Linn, 50

August 9, 2013

Penny R. Linn, 50 of Pierceton, passed away at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
On Aug. 4, 1963, she was born to Paul and Pat (Lightfoot) Johnston in Warsaw. She was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County.
Penny was employed at DePuy until 2010 and then she was currently employed with Zimmer Inc. as an Assistant of Regulatory Affairs.

Richard Taylor, 69

August 9, 2013

Richard “ Rich” F. Taylor, 69, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at the Atwood Campground in Wolcottville.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Richard worked in the OEM aftermarket business department with Dana Corp for 43 years.
He was a member of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church. A Graduate of Parma Ohio High School and Kent State University. He enjoyed square dancing, the Saturday morning PBS TV shows, and loved spending time at the lake.

August 1st

Barbara Bloemker nee Denzel, 82

August 1, 2013

Barbara J. Bloemker nee Denzel, 82, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Born in Fort Wayne, Barbara served more than 30 years as a volunteer and past president of the Parkview White Cross Auxiliary,
She enjoyed crafts, making candy and baked goods to share with others.

July 31st

M. Irene Smith, 91

July 31, 2013

M. Irene Smith, 91, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday July 30, 2013, at Millers Merry Manor.
Born Aug. 28, 1921, in Whitley County, she was the daughter of Avery M. and Florence (Kiser) George.
She attended Grace Elementary School and graduated from Jefferson Center High School with the Class of 1940.
Irene was a lifelong Whitley County resident, worked on the family farm and was also a homemaker. She was a member of the Oak Grove Church of God in Columbia City.

Milford-Joann Huber, 89

July 31, 2013

Milford-Joann A. Huber, 89, formerly of Goshen, passed away Monday evening at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare, where she had been since January 2010.
She was born in Goshen March 24, 1924, to Ellis and Joella (Mishler) Detwiler.
She married Melvin G. Huber Nov. 21, 1942, at the First Brethren Church parsonage. He died Sept. 7, 2010.

Martha Meier, 91

July 31, 2013

Martha Virginia Meier, 91, went to be with her Lord at 2:15 am, Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at her home at Round Lake. She was born Nov. 16, 1921, in Gastonia, N.C., a daughter of James Andrew and Mary Myrtle Gladden Cobb. Her formative years were spent in North Carolina where she graduated from the Lowell High School in 1939.

July 26th

Roland Grable, 64

July 26, 2013

Roland Glen Grable, 64, of Anderson, passed away Monday, July 22, 2013.
He is the son of the late Robert Gene and Shirlely Martha Grable.
He was formerly of Columbia City, and was employed at Dana Weatherhead for 23 years.
He served in the U.S. Army for three years, stationed in Germany and Vietnam.

July 25th

Bernard Trombley, 79

July 25, 2013

Bernard H. Trombley, 79, of Columbia City, died Tuesday evening, July 23, 2013 at his home. He had been in failing health.
He was born June 27, 1934, in Sault Ste Marie, Mich., a son of Orville and Helena (McGuire) Trombley. His formative years were spent in Sault Ste Marie.
On June 26, 1954, he was united in marriage to Augustina J. Vigneaux. They made their home in Sault Ste Marie for two years then they moved to Fort Wayne.
In 1957, they moved to Bear Lake, Noble County and in 1995 to Columbia City.

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