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January 10th

Doris Craig, 79

January 10, 2013

Doris W. Craig, 79, a resident of rural Churubusco and widow of Donald E. Craig, passed away at 4:09 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. Mrs. Craig was born on July 21, 1933, in Allen County, a daughter of Charles and Vera (Bair) Dafforn.
The surviving relatives include a daughter, two sons, a sister, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Pastor Dwayne Berna of the Merriam Christian Chapel, officiating.

Robert Strupp, 83

January 10, 2013

Robert F. Strupp , 83, of Columbia City, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Renaissance Village in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he worked as a communications installer with General Telephone for 22 years, retiring in 1991.
He had been a resident of Woodburn for 15 years. He was a member of American Legion post 377 of Woodburn.
Surviving relatives include his son, John (Melinda) Strupp of Columbia City, grandchildren, Joshua Eby, Sonya Eby, James Eby and Jarrod Eby and a great-granddaughter, Cassey Woods.

Mary Campbell, 79

January 10, 2013

Mary Lee Campbell, 79, formerly of Columbia City, died at 1:58 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. She was born Oct. 3, 1933, in Kent City, Mich. a daughter of Harry B. and Leona May (Riddle) Kelly. She graduated from Kent City High School.

James Bennett, 64

January 10, 2013

James E. Bennett, 64, of Watson Drive, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at the William W. Backus Hospital with his family at his side.
On June 30, 1948, he was born in Columbia City, the son of Charles E. Bennett and the late Dorothy (Rock) Bennett.
James grew up in Indiana, graduated from Columbia City Joint High School and attended Purdue University for two years before enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1968, serving as a machinist’s mate aboard the USS Archerfish.

January 9th

Ralph Huett, 90

January 9, 2013

Ralph “Whitie” Paul Huett, 90, of West Lafayette and formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away at 10:19 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the Indiana Veteran’s Home.
Born Nov. 4, 1922, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Frederick and Irmgard (Stephan) Huett.
Survivors include his two daughters, a son and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City.

January 8th

Arthur Keister, 88

January 8, 2013

Arthur L. Keister, 88, of Burr Oak, died at 5:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at his home. He was born April 21, 1924 in Noble County, a son of Thurlo and Venis (Winebrenner) Keister. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1942 and was a member of the ’42 basketball team.
After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army for three years during World War II with tours in Alaska and India. A farmer, he worked for International Harvestor in Fort Wayne, retiring in 1978. He loved farming and his wonderful family.

Verlin Bentz, 96

January 8, 2013

Verlin Bentz, 96, formerly of rural Columbia City, died at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at University Park Nursing and Rehabilitation, Fort Wayne where he had been a resident since 2010.
He was born May 15, 1916, in South Whitley, a son of the late Oliver P. and Winnie (Walgamuth) Bentz. His formative years were spent in South Whitley.
On Oct. 24, 1942, he was united in marriage to Wathina Ilene Coy. They made their home in Allen County later moving to the lake areas in Whitley County.

James Bennett, 64

January 8, 2013

James E. Bennett, 64, of Watson Drive, died Thursday evening at the William W. Backus Hospital with his family at his side.
On June 30, 1948, he was born in Columbia City, the son of Charles E. Bennett and the late Dorothy (Rock) Bennett.
James grew up in Indiana, graduated from Columbia City Joint High School and attended Purdue University for two years before enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1968, serving as a machinist’s mate aboard the USS Archerfish.

January 7th

Mary Campbell, 79

January 7, 2013

Mary Lee Campbell, 79, formerly of Columbia City, died at 1:58 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. She was born Oct. 3, 1933, in Kent City, Mich. a daughter of Harry B. and Leona May (Riddle) Kelly. She graduated from Kent City High School.

Dorothy Day, 79

January 7, 2013

Dorothy Ann Day, 79, of Columbia City, passed away at 12:13 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at IU Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette.
Born July 26, 1933, in Boston, she was the daughter of Joseph J. and Catherine (Gately) Lynch.
A former resident of Boston and Amite, La., she moved to Whitley County in 1984.
She graduated from Mission Church High School with the Class of 1950 and attended Boston University for two years.

 

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