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May 9th, 2012

Karl Pesick, 80

May 9, 2012

Karl Richard Pesick, 80, of South Whitley, died at 5:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Peabody Retirement Center, North Manchester.
Born on March 27, 1932, in Chicago, he was the son of John and Blanche (Petrovic) Pesick.
On Oct. 21, 1974, he married Linda D. Hon in Chicago. He served in U.S. Navy from 1952-1956.

Joan Mitchell, 84

May 9, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Joan Marie Mitchell, 84, of Columbia City, died at 4:10 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
She was born February 27, 1928, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Roy Cuppy and Ruth (Besson) Stanley.
She graduated from Washington Center High School and Warner Beauty College.
On Nov. 1, 1952, she married Rolland W. Mitchell. They made their home in Indiana and California, returning to Whitley County in 1972. Mr. Mitchell died Oct. 2, 1989.

May 8th

Helen Fink, 85

May 8, 2012

Helen I. Fink, 85, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2012, at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne.
Born in Defiance, Ohio, Helen retired from L.S. Ayres and International Harvester where she had been a radio dispatcher. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.
Helen had a nurturing heart for raising Yorkshire terriers and enjoyed working in her yard.
Surviving are sister, Laura Craig of Auburn, goddaughters, June Keiser, Deanna Kissinger, and Tara Van Houten all of Columbia City, and several nieces and nephews.

May 4th

Maryrose Bunger, 68

May 4, 2012

Maryrose Bunger, 68, of Bradenton, Fla. and formerly of Columbia City, died Monday, April 30, 2012. Her family was present at time of death.
She was voted Woman of the Year in “Who’s Who” magazine, was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Oneco Post, Eagles, Vice President of H.O.A. at Winds of St. Armands, and she attended Oneco United Methodist Church.

Max Hile, 84

May 4, 2012

The trumpet of the Lord sounded during the breaking morning of April 26, 2012, eternal, bright, and fair, it being time to further enjoy the Lord’s ultimate gift of salvation, Max Eugene Hile, 84 answered the roll called up yonder.
He shone like the sun when he spoke of each of his children and his love of the Lord.
“And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.” — Rev 21: 6-7 (KJV)

May 2nd

Dorothy Wade, 89

May 2, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Dorothy A. Wade, 89, of Noble Township, Noble County, joined her Lord at 5:14 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at the home of her daughter, Linda, where she had been a resident for the past two years.
She was born Dec. 31, 1922, in Three Oaks, Mich., a daughter of Clarence and Zepha (Nicloy) Barnes.
After graduating from Three Oaks High School in 1940, she attended Spring Arber Junior College and graduated from Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in 1949.
She began her 37-year nursing career at Whitley County Memorial Hospital in 1950, retiring in 1987.

Nancy Heick, 73

May 2, 2012

LEBANON — Nancy C. (Steill) Heick, 73, died April 29, 2012, at her home in Lebanon.
She was born Aug. 10, 1938, to the late John and Edna (Schmidt) Steill.
On June 14, 1958, she was married to Earl J. “E.J.” Heick from Lafayette. He survives.

Gladys Bartling, 90

May 2, 2012

Gladys Mae (Londt) Clark Bartling, 90, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012, at Shell Pointe, Fort Myers, Fla.
Gladys was born July 10, 1921, in Columbia City.
She graduated from Larwill High School in 1939, and from Warsaw Beauty College. In 1943, she married Gale Clark of North Manchester while he was stationed in Miami.
They lived in Florida, California, New Mexico, Arkansas, and Indiana. Wherever he was stationed, she worked as a beautician.

April 30th

William McCoy, 75

April 30, 2012

ALBION — William G. McCoy, 75, of Albion, died at 1:55 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Avalon Village in Ligonier.
He was born Feb. 27, 1937, southwest of Albion, a son of James Ralph and Freida L. (Gaerte) McCoy.
On April 17, 1970, he was married to Daisy M. Clouse. She preceded him in death on June 7, 1998.

Jesse Gibson, 70

April 30, 2012

Jesse Leroy Gibson, 70, of Columbia City, died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Warsaw Meadows Care Center, Warsaw.
He was born Aug. 24, 1941, in Columbia City, the son of Clifford M. and Beulah M. (Zolman) Gibson.
He attended school in Whitley County and he owned and operated Gibson’s Body Shop, Columbia City.

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