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April 12th

Terry Pritchard, 64

April 12, 2013

Terry L. Pritchard, 64, of Columbia City, died at 2:40 a.m. Friday, April 12, 2013, at his home after a two-week-long battle with cancer.
He was born April 12, 1949, in Wolf Lake, the only child of Harry R. and Betty I. (Thompson) Pritchard.
His formative years were spent in Richland Township. He graduated from Larwill High School.
He was employed at Weatherhead, North American Van Lines for more than 24 years and Auto Zone.
His memberships included Sons of the American Legion, Eagles #1906 and ABATE of Indiana.

Elbert Richard, 92

April 12, 2013

Elbert Verlin “Rich” Richard, 92, passed into his Heavenly rest Monday, April 8, 2013, at his home in Phoenix, Ariz. He was born May 12, 1920, on a farm in Cleveland Township, the second son of Robert Douglas and Rose Ellen (Trout) Richard. He graduated from Columbia City High School in 1938.
Rich married his high school sweetheart, Anna Marie Walter in 1940. Together they have a son, Marc, and a daughter, Rozanne.

Frank Rice, 82

April 12, 2013

Frank M. Rice, 82, of Upland, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Marion General Hospital in Marion.
He was the son of the late Elijah Rice and the late Georgia (Jones) Rice. He was born in Jonesboro, Oct. 26, 1930. He attended Jonesboro High School. Frank was an inspector for Indiana Gas Company for 40 years retiring in 1991. Frank and Pauline McRoberts were married Dec. 26, 1999. Pauline survives in Upland. Frank loved horses and enjoyed shows and racing.

Robert Stevens, 48

April 12, 2013

Robert Wayne Stevens, 48, of Columbia City, died at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at his home.
He was born Feb. 7, 1965, in Galesburg, Ill., a son of Jack L. and Carole Anne (Pittman) Stevens. His formative years were spent in Elmore. He graduated from Williamsfield High School in 1983. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard in Illinois and South Bend.
A bass guitar player for several bands, he also worked for Godfrey Marine in Syracuse for more than 17 years.

Clifford Stockamp, 49

April 12, 2013

Clifford L. Stockamp, 49, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Indianapolis.
He is survived by his children, Brant and Sophia; parents, Laurel and Tom; sister, Cassie and her children, Sydney and Audrey; brother, Kurt (Tommi) and his children, Megan and Chandler, and his brother, Christopher.
Cliff was a mortgage broker for Royal United, a life coach with Total Success Institute, athletic competitor, passionate father, and an amazing poet.
His poetry website is called Project Inspire the World, which has more than 33, 000 subscribers.

April 11th

Eric Woodham, 52

April 11, 2013

Eric Todd Woodham, 52, of Bradenton, Fla., passed away unexpectedly in his sleep Saturday, March 30, 2012. He was born July 20, 1960, in Columbia City, to Dr. Gregory and Ruth Ann (Staley) Woodham.
He is survived by both parents, former long-time residents of Indianapolis who currently reside in Sanibel, Fla., and two sisters, Kathryn (Woodham) Theobald of Fort Mitchell, Ky. and Audrey Woodham Raycroft of Sherborn, Mass.
Eric lived the majority of his years in Indianapolis. 

Robert Baker, 89

April 11, 2013

Robert Jay Baker, 89, of Roanoke, passed away at 9:20 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2013 at his home with his family by his side. Born July 7, 1923 in Huntington, Bob was the son of Ira J. and Gertrude J. (Shaefer) Baker.

April 10th

Susan Kauffman, 67

April 10, 2013

Susan Kauffman, 67, died April 6, 2013, after four years of living with cancer. Susan was born Jan. 13, 1946, in Indianapolis to Donald Alberty and Betty Robison Alberty. As an infant, she moved with her parents to Columbia City.
She married her high school boyfriend, Robert Kauffman, Aug. 31, 1968, in Goshen. Following their graduation from Purdue University in 1969, Susan and Bob moved to Columbia, Mo. where Bob had a job as a parole officer with the Missouri State Board of Probation and Parole.

Delores Harber, 80

April 10, 2013

Delores Wilhelmina Harber, 80, of Columbia City, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Monday, April 8, 2013, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Born November 17, 1932, in Jefferson Township, she was the daughter of Marion Joseph and Mary Regina (Hinen) Harber.
She lived her entire lifetime in Jefferson Township. She worked at Classic Products, Fort Wayne, and Embroidery Products. She was baptized at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Roanoke, but attended St. Patrick Catholic Church, Arcola, her entire life.

April 8th

Nadean Lange, 90

April 8, 2013

Nadean Juanita Lange, 90, Columbia City, formerly of Huntington, passed away peacefully at 5:37 p.m. April 5, 2013, at Parkview Hospital, Columbia City.
Mrs. Lange was born Nov. 30, 1922, in Huntington to John G. and Thalya Griffith Ross. Her parents preceded her in death. Mrs. Lange’s first marriage was to John Woodrow, who was killed during World War II. She married Dwain Lange Aug. 9, 1947, and he survives in Columbia City.

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