Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Inez Sickafoose, 94, a lifelong resident of Cleveland Township, Whitley County, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester where she had been a resident since March 2011.
She was born May 2, 1918 in Cleveland Township, a daughter of the late Clarence and Vada (Pence) Plattner. She attended Krider Grade School and then graduated from South Whitley High School in 1936.
She was united in marriage to Gale C. Sickafoose Sept. 9, 1939. They made their home on a farm south of South Whitley. Mr. Sickafoose died Dec. 30, 2007.
Wayne E. Doty, 88, formerly of Woodburn, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Columbia City. Born in Allen County, he was the son of the late William and Minnie Doty.
He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Payne, Ohio. Wayne was a lifelong farmer who enjoyed fishing, playing cards and winters in Florida with his late wife, Doris.
Lena L. Dorman, 95, of Marion, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013. She was born May 31, 1917, to George Walter and Mary Eldora (Van Dolsen) Fulkerson.
Surviving relatives include four children, nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
The funeral was 10:30 a.m. today at Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion, with Pastor Matthew Trexler officiating. Mrs. Dorman was interred in Gardens of Memory Cemetery.
Roger Allen Diemer, 50, of Columbia City, passed away at 12:16 p.m. Sunday, March 31, 2013. Born December 22, 1962, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Robert Ray and Sharon Annette (Keller) Diemer.
He graduated from Leo High School with the Class of 1980. Roger lived in Fort Wayne and Columbia City areas his entire life and worked in general construction as a plasterer. In his free time, he enjoyed Harley Davidson motorcycles, fishing and camping.
Bobby Ray Turner, 67, of Oklahoma City, Okla., passed away at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Warr Acres, Oklahoma City. Born April 30, 1945, in Wolf Lake, he was the son of Robert Turner and Mildred Elizabeth (Fletcher) Turner.
He graduated from Wolf Lake High School with the Class of 1963 and served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1966. After moving away from Columbia City, he lived in Georgia and Oklahoma. He was a diesel mechanic in Georgia and Oklahoma for more than 40 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Gregory W. Dahms, 65, a resident of rural Churubusco, passed away at 5:43 a.m. Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He had been in declining health for some time and had been a patient at the hospital for the past week.
Mr. Dahms was born in Fort Wayne Dec. 12, 1947, a son of Bernard and Agnes (Campbell) Dahms. He spent his formative years at Loon Lake and in Thorncreek Township, and graduated from Columbia City High School in 1966. He retired after more than 40 years with NIPSCO, and had lived most of his adult life at Tri-Lakes and in Smith Township.
Ruth C. Reid, of rural Columbia City, died at 3:54 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, where she had been admitted Thursday evening.
She was born June 16, 1927, in Huntington, a daughter of the late Cecil and Jessamine (Tobin) Fosnaugh. Her formative years were spent in the Roanoke area. She attended Roanoke High School.
On Dec. 29, 1944, she married Marquis Junior Reid. They made their home in Richland Township, Whitley County. Mr. Reid died June 28, 2012.
She was a full-time homemaker and assisted on the farm.
Doris Elaine Van Houten, 83, a resident of rural Columbia City, went to be with the Lord at 12:46 p.m. Thursday March 28, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne where she was admitted Saturday. She was born September 8, 1929 in Ari, Allen County, Indiana, a daughter of the late Wyland and Iva (Gump) Zumbrun. Her formative years were spent in Union Twp., Whitley County. She graduated from Coesse High School in 1947.
On Feb. 18, 1949, she was united in marriage to Dale Obert Van Houten. They have always made their home in Whitley County. Dale died Oct. 9, 1994.
Born in Larwill, Sept. 6, 1931, Janet Martin Gustafson went home to be with the Lord March 2, 2013.
Her loved ones that preceded her in death include her father, Therman Martin; her mother, Edna Yoqulet Martin and her son, Jay Calvin Gustafson.
Janet is survived by her husband, Clyde; her children, Lee (Martha), Penny (John) Gallagher and Eric (Maria); her sisters, Violet Martin and Joan Ulrich; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Rick Tulley, 60, a resident of Tri-Lakes, passed away at 6:20 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2013.
Mr. Tulley was born in Wolf Lake on Sept. 19, 1952, a son of Gloyd and Edna (Fisher) Tulley.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Cathy, three children, a brother, three sisters and a granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Rev. Brad Fredrickson, pastor of Tri Lakes Baptist Church, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m.