Archive - Obituary
January 3rd, 2014
Earl B. Keiser, 86, of Whitley County, died at 10:55 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at Parkview Oaks where he had been a resident since December 2012.
He was born Oct. 7, 1927, in Fort Wayne, a son of Benjamin and Mable (Hepner) Keiser. His formative years were spent in Fort Wayne. He graduated from Elmhurst High School.
In 1945, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1948.
In 1950 he was united in marriage to Marilyn Barrand. They made their home in Fort Wayne until 1968 when they moved to Salt Lake City, Utah.
Stanley D. Morgan, 52, of Bluffton, passed away Dec. 22, 2013, at his residence.
He was born March 28, 1961, in Fort Wayne to Harold James Morgan Sr. and Donna Jean Blessing Morgan. They preceded him in death.
Stanley graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1979, and received an associates degree in diesel mechanics.
He was a heavy truck diesel mechanic and a truck driver with Teamsters 716, retiring in 2011.
Stanley enjoyed cooking and barbecuing. He was a great story teller and the family prankster. He loved spending time with his nieces and nephews.
Jerry L. Campbell, 71, a former resident of the Churubusco area and more recently of Columbia City, passed away at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City.
He had been in failing health for some time and had entered the hospital last Thursday.
Mr. Campbell was born in Rome City Jan. 8, 1942, a son of Joseph G. and Marie L. (Herendeen) Campbell.
His marriage took place July 3, 1959, to Karen G. Whittaker, and he spent most of his adult life in Noble County before moving to his present home in Columbia City in 2012.
December 23rd, 2013
Douglas Scott Radke passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.
Born Feb. 7, 1959, he was the son of Michael G. and Shirley M. (Middleton) Radke.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Debbie Radke of Hot Springs, Mont.; siblings, Todd Radkle of Columbia City, Amy Jo Hoffmeier of Ossian, Michael E. Radke of Florence, Al. and Chad Radke of Columbia City; children, Tara Hodges of Columbia City, Josh Radke of Wilson Creek, Wash. and Wakie Ulman of Moses Lake, Wash.; and seven grandchildren.
A family memorial service will be held in the spring.
David Michael Hockgeiger, 63, of Columbia City, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at his home.
He was born May 18, 1950, in Mt. Carmel, Ill., a son of George and Betty (Woods) Hockgeiger. His formative years were spent in Mt. Carmel. He completed his education at Mt. Carmel High School.
He loved his job as a grounds superintendent of golf courses, working throughout Illinois and Indiana, lastly at Eagle Glen Golf Course since 2006.
His enjoyment came spending time with grand babies, playing guitar and driving his car.
Dennis Ross Londt, 60, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, after a lengthy illness at the IU Medical Center in Indianapolis.
He was a graduate of Central Noble High School and Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne with a bachelorâ€™s degree in Medicine.
He was a medical technologist MT/ASCP and worked in laboratories in Indiana, Ohio and Texas.
He was born in Wolf Lake, to the Howard E. Londt and Dorothy Walker Londt who both preceded him in death.
His brother, Edward (Jane) Londt lives in Huntertown and sister Peggy (Chris) Wegenka lives in Fort Wayne.
Earl Strickland, 60, of Columbia City, went home to be with the Lord at 4:52 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at his residence. Born on April 7, 1953, in Loris, S.C., he was the son of Lester Hampton and Flauda (Todd) Strickland.
In 1972, he married Vickie Fletcher in Columbia City. From 1984-2003 Earl worked as a property manager in Stuart, Fla.
North Carolina was then home until 2006, when he returned to Columbia City. He loved to deer hunt in addition to fishing at Big Lake, Gilbert Lake, and the ocean.
Larry A. Heeter, 69, of South Whitley, died at 2:38 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, where he was admitted the Friday before.
He was born Sept. 24, 1944, in Huntington, a son of Max and Geneva (Stetzel) Heeter. As a young boy his family moved to Wisconsin. As a teenager, he moved to North Manchester and graduated from Manchester High School.
He was employed at Farmerâ€™s Grain Elevator, Whitley Manufacturing for nearly 15 years and Wabash Valley.
He was a former volunteer fireman for South Whitleyâ€“Cleveland Township Fire Department.
Rista Jane MacDonald, 72, of Warsaw, died at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at the home of her mother, Juanita Krider, where she had been staying for the last two years due to failing health.
She was born Oct. 7, 1941, in Wolf Lake, a daughter of Clyde LeRoy and Juanita J. (Friend) Krider Sr.
Her formative years were spent in Collins. She graduated from Churubusco High School.
In 1953, she began working at Rogers as a meat cutter, retiring from Kroger in 2003.
Sue Rose Grossman Marker, 74, formerly of South Whitley, died at 1:53 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Huntington, where she had been a resident since April 2003.
In 2000, she became a resident at Peabody Home in North Manchester.
She was born March 18, 1939, in Allen County, a daughter of William Byron and Marian Emelyn (Enos) Bollinger.
A lifelong resident of South Whitley until 2000, she graduated from South Whitley High School and Manchester College.
On Sept. 27, 1958, she was united in marriage to David E. Grossman. Mr. Grossman died Aug. 11, 1989.