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November 19th

Donald Lewis, 99

November 19, 2014

April 12, 1915 - Nov. 17, 2014
Donald F. Lewis, 99, of Columbia City, died at 2:55 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center where he was admitted on Tuesday.
He was born April 12, 1915 in Clarence, Ill., a son of the late Freeman and Rose (Lewis) Lewis. His formative years were spent in Illinois. He graduated from Paxton High School, Paxton, Ill.
On Aug. 3, 1936 he was united in marriage to Edith P. Rollins, who died Dec. 21, 2006.
He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Russell Mahlon Miller, 67

November 19, 2014

Dec. 12, 1946 - Nov. 16, 2014
Russell Mahlon Miller, 67, died at his Columbia City home Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014.

Sharon Reid, 64

November 19, 2014

Feb. 4, 1950 — Nov. 16, 2014
Sharon Kay Reid, 64, passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 in Fort Wayne.
She was born Feb. 4, 1950 in Huntington. She was married to husband Terry Reid of Columbia City. Sharons parents are Earl and Tura (Forst) Poehler.
A funeral service will be held at a later date and no calling.

Jeanette Myers, 85

November 19, 2014

Sept. 10, 1929 — Nov. 17, 2014
Jeanette A. Myers, 85, a resident of Columbia City, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 at her home. She had been in failing health.
She was born Sept. 10, 1929 in Whitley County, a daughter of Earl and Nellie (Black) Chapman. Her formative years were spent in Thorncreek Township. She graduated from Columbia City High School in 1947.
On August 5, 1950 she was united in marriage to James H. Myers. They made their home in Columbia City, Oklahoma, Huntington and Gary before returning to Columbia City in 1957. James died Aug. 12, 2000.

Randall Bechtold, 63

November 19, 2014

Jan. 8, 1951 — Nov. 14, 2014
Randall Eugene Bechtold, 63, of Churubusco, passed away at 12:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 at his home.
Born Jan. 8, 1951 in Wabash, he was the son of Melvin E. and Doris I. (Ulrey) Bechtold.

November 17th

Ervin Geiger, 93

November 17, 2014

Sept. 28, 1921 — Nov. 14, 2014
Ervin D. Geiger, 93, of rural Albion, formerly of Columbia City, died at 8:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 at his home.
He was born Sept. 28, 1921 in Whitley County a son of Forrest and Hazel (Pippenger) Geiger.
On April 9, 1942 he was united in marriage to Francis Ruth Jackson. Mrs. Geiger died Oct. 29, 2009.

Margaret Geiger, 93

November 17, 2014

April 15, 1921 — Nov. 15, 2014
Margaret E. Geiger, 93, of Columbia City, passed away at 4:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at The Oaks.
Born April 15, 1921 in Whitley County, she was the daughter of John F. and Mabel A. (Jagger) Hazen.
She was a lifetime resident of Whitley County. She graduated from Churubusco High School with the Class of 1939. On April 5, 1941, she married Russell J. Geiger in South Whitley.

Emmett Anderson, 83

November 17, 2014

Dec. 15, 1930 — Nov. 13, 2014
Reverend Emmett Loyd Anderson, of Grace Village Retirement Community, of Winona Lake, Indiana passed away at 7:05 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 at Grace Village Health Care at the age of 83.
He was a resident of Kosciusko County for the past 14 years where he was a member of the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church, and Warsaw Kiwanis Club member for many years.

November 14th

Beverly Ruse, 63

November 14, 2014

May. 9, 1951 — Nov. 12, 2014
Beverly Elaine Ruse, 63, of rural South Whitley, died at 9:25 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 at Peabody Home in North Manchester where she had been a resident since July.
She was born May 9, 1951 in Muncie, a daughter of Orville and Opal (Howell) Breedlove. As a little girl, her family moved to North Webster. She attended North Webster High School.
On April 4, 1968, she was united in marriage to Walter A. Ruse. They made their home in Pierceton until 1972 when they moved to their home southwest of South Whitley.

Roger Hill, 66

November 14, 2014

Aug. 4, 1948 — Nov. 9, 2014
Roger L. Hill, 66, of Columbia City, died at 12:20 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 at Bethlehem Woods Nursing, Fort Wayne where he had been a resident since June.
He was born Aug. 4, 1948 in Noble County, a son of Donald E. and Fay Esther (Osborn) Hill. He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School.
A U.S. Marine veteran of the Vietnam War, he retired from Dana Weatherhead with 30 years of service.
He was a member of the Leatherneck Coffee Club.

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