Archive - 2014 - Obituary
Oct. 17, 2014
Viola J. DeHabey, 95, went to be with the Lord, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.
Viola had been a resident at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community since 2005. Born in Toledo, OH, Viola was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed hosting family and friends at her house where she could cook for them.
She also enjoyed going to the Barr Street and South Side Markets for years. She was a lifetime member of Faith Missionary Church.
Oct. 21, 1951 â€” Oct. 20, 2014
Diana L. Hull, 62, a resident of rural Larwill, died at 10:48 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She had been in failing health.
She was born Oct. 21, 1951, in Whitley County, a daughter of Anthony Hill and Betty (Sheckler) Hill. Her formative years were spent in Etna-Troy Township. She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1970.
On July 31, 1970, she was united in marriage to Arden E. Hull. They made their home in Virginia until her husband completed his military service. They then moved back to the Larwill area.
July 15, 1919 â€” Oct. 17, 2014
Roger Stuckman, 95, a well known Noble County dairy and grain farmer, died at 1:50 a.m. Friday Oct. 17, 2014, in the North Ridge Village in Albion.
He was born July 15, 1919, in Noble County, a son of Jay and Drusilla (Wysong) Stuckman. He completed his education at Wolf Lake High School.
Roger was never married and spent his entire life on the family farm near Big Lake where he specialized in Holstein dairy cattle.
He was a member of the American Holstein Association and world renowned authority on the genealogy of Holsteins.
Nov. 3, 1912 â€” Oct. 16, 2014
Buthene Wineland Sampuda, 89, of Millington, Tenn., died Oct. 16, 2014.
She was born Nov. 3, 1924, in Columbia City, the daughter of Clair and Grace N. (Braddock) Wineland.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Sampuda, Jr.; infant twins, Thomas and Ann Sampuda, and sister, Darlene Wineland Goodrich.
She is survived by a son, George C. Sampuda (Carla); three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Donald C. Wineland.
Aug. 18, 1922 â€” Oct. 18, 2014
Cora Barney, 92, of Columbia City, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Renaissance Village, Fort Wayne.
Born Aug. 18, 1922, in Kosciusko County, she was the daughter of Ralph J. and Pearl C. (Goppert) Bailey.
She was a Kosciusko County resident until her marriage to William C. Barney on May 22, 1984. She then moved to Columbia City. She graduated from Pierceton High School with the Class of 1941.
Oct. 18, 1938 â€” Oct. 17, 2014
Joe A Kreider, 75, a Columbia City native, died at 2:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville, where he was admitted on Sunday after suffering a stroke.
He was born Oct. 18, 1938, in Washington Township, a son of Howard D. and Opale S. (Salesman) Kreider. His formative years were spent in Washington Township where he started high school, transferring to Columbia City Joint High School his junior year, graduating with the Class of 1957.
March. 2, 1917 â€” Oct. 13, 2014
Thelma Curry, 97, from Ruskin, Fla. passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family Oct. 13, 2014.
She was born March 2, 1917, in Leesburg. She was the town clerk for Columbia City for over 25 years. She was the bookkeeper at the same feed store in Columbia City which her husband, the late Harold Curry managed.
Mr. Earl Allen Shaw Jr., 59, of Columbia City, passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2014.
He is survived by wife Barbara Shaw; and children, Donna and Robert Shaw.
Service will be held at the Shaw residence Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.
For more family service information email email@example.com.
Arrangements will be made by Midwest Funeral Home and Cremation Society located at 4602 Newaygo Rd., Fort Wayne.
May 12, 1928 - Oct. 15, 2014
Barbara L. Pearson, 86, a resident of rural Churubusco and widow of Melvin B. Pearson, passed away unexpectedly at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at the Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. She had been a patient there for one and one half years.
Mrs. Pearson was born in Smith Township May 12, 1928, a daughter of Murray and Lois (Geiger) Harrold. She graduated from Churubusco High School in 1947, and was a lifelong resident of Churubusco.
On Sept. 14, 1957 she was married in Churubusco to Melvin B. Pearson.
Sept. 27, 1959 - Oct. 14, 2014
Jon A. Fulton, 55, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born Sept. 27, 1959 in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of Buddy Doyle and Anna Gail (Cox) Fulton.
He lived in the Detroit metropolitan area before moving to Whitley County in 1991. He graduated from East Detroit High School with the Class of 1977, and attended Rochester College, Rochester Hills, Mich. where he pursued a bachelorâ€™s of religious education degree.