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April 30th

David Martin, 85

April 30, 2014

David F. Martin, 85, died Monday April 28, 2014.
He was born May 2, 1928, in Fort Wayne to the late Harold and Grace Martin. He retired after 20 years as owner and operator of Martin Laboratory, a T.V. business.
After that he was a projectionist. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the Waynedale United Methodist Church, past president of the Columbia City and Waynedale Golden K. Kiwanis.

April 28th

Gertrude Nicolet, 102

April 28, 2014

Gertrude M. “Gertie” (Shipman) Nicolet, 102, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Born Nov. 4, 1911, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of the late Harry and Ethel (Harmeyer) Shipman.
She attended North Side High School. On April 20, 1935, she married Howard G. Nicolet.
She worked at Fort Wayne Paper Box Co. from 1928 to 1943; and retired from Morrill Motors after 25 years. She was an active member of Calvary Temple for many years. In later years, she attended Tradition with Max and Dolly Eleiott. She loved the Lord and her family very much. Her favorite song was “Amazing Grace.”

Floyd Ferguson Jr., 44

April 28, 2014

Floyd Arthur Ferguson, Jr, 44, of Kendallville, died unexpectedly Friday, April 25, 2014. 
Floyd was born in Columbia City, July 5, 1969, to the late Floyd Arthur Ferguson, Sr. and Diane Susan (Young) Jordan. 
He was employed with Courier in Kendallville for many years and also worked for the News Sun and USA Today in the Virgin Islands. He was a sports fan and enjoyed watching the Minnesota Vikings, the Fighting Irish of Nortre Dame, and the Chicago Cubs. Floyd especially loved his two children and spending time with them.

Marianne Clark, 81

April 28, 2014

Marianne Demaree Wolf Clark, 81, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014, at Brookdale Senior Living, Indianapolis.
She was born in Fort Wayne, on April 11, 1933, the daughter of Mandel “Red” Winefer and Muriel “Peg” Beard.
She has spent most of her lifetime in the Fort Wayne and Columbia City areas,  graduating from Northside High School with the Class of 1950.

April 25th

Jack Hatfield, 78

April 25, 2014

Jack Albert Hatfield, 78, of Greenville, died Saturday evening, April 19, 2014, at Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus in Grand Rapids.
He was born Sept. 24, 1935, in Spokane, Wash., the son of Richard and Edna Hatfield.
Jack sold automobiles for most of his career, coming to Greenville to work for Barney Everett and later working at Vito’s and Jeff Branch motor sales.
He was an active volunteer, and especially liked volunteering for the food bank.
He served in the U.S. Army National Guard, and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

April 22nd

Sue Anderson, 74

April 22, 2014

Sue Carroll Anderson, 74, of Columbia City, died unexpectedly at Parkview Regional Medical Center Jan. 9, 2014, following a brief illness.
She was born July 9, 1939, in Kentucky, a daughter of Harold and Hazel (Durham) Earle.
Sue enjoyed going to the library, shopping at Goodwill and attending activities at the senior center. She was an artist who drew, and painted using both water colors and oils. Her church affiliation was Trinity Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

M. Eleanor Boggs, 87

April 22, 2014

M. Eleanor Boggs, 87, of Columbia City, passed away at 10:33 a.m. Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Harbor Assisted Living, Fort Wayne.
Born Sept. 18, 1926, in Cleveland Township, she was the daughter of Milan Q. and Mildred Fern (Betzner) Sivits.
She has spent most of her life in Whitley County. She graduated as the valedictorian of South Whitley High School with the Class of 1944, and in 1947 graduated from International Business College.

Wayman Lee, 74

April 22, 2014

Wayman E. “Wayne” Lee, 74, a resident of South Whitley, died at 5:50 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2014, at Parkview Whitley Hospital.
He was born May 15, 1939, in Webster Springs, W.V.; the son of the late Charles and Vertie (Gregory) Lee.

Ray Mullins, 71

April 22, 2014

Ray Mullins, 71, of rural Columbia City, died at 10:10 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, where he was admitted April 3, 2014.
He was born June 28, 1942, in Gage, Ky., a son of Tom and Reva (Jackson) Mullins. His formative years were spent in Breathitt County. In 1962 he moved to Columbia City.
A retiree of Fibre Form, he was a member of New Hope Wesleyan Church.

April 21st

Jerry Zorger, 78

April 21, 2014

Jerry J Zorger, 78, of Columbia City, IN passed away at 12:20 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at his home.
Born Aug. 30, 1935, in Allen County, he was the son of Dewey Zorger and Bessie (Stouder) Zorger.
He has lived in Allen and Whitley Counties, and since 1959 at present farm in Thorncreek Township.


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