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October 11th, 2011

Louis Harmeyer, 87

October 11, 2011

Louis C. Harmeyer, 87, well-known Lake Township farmer in Allen County and more recently a resident of Fort Wayne, passed away at 3:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne following a brief illness.
Mr. Harmeyer was born July 26, 1924 in Lake Township, a son of Louis C. and Anna (Thiele) Harmeyer.
He spent his formative years on the farm that had been in his family since 1879, and graduated from Arcola High School in 1942.
On March 20, 1948, he was married to Edna Kathryn Easterday.

James Caupp, 74

October 11, 2011

James A. Caupp, 74, a former resident of Churubusco, died at 1:05 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, 2011 at the Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne.
He was born in Union City on Oct. 21, 1936, a son of Kenneth Lloyd and Ava (Frazier) Caupp.
He graduated from Churubusco High School in 1954, and as a young man served with the U. S. Army.
On Nov. 1, 1958, he married M. Fay Wilson.
Mrs. Caupp preceded him in death July 18, 1998.

Clarence Hamman, 79

October 11, 2011

Clarence “Al” Hamman, 79, of Warsaw, passed away Oct. 07, 2011 at 3:54 a.m. in his residence.
He was born Dec. 12, 1931, in Kosciusko County to Clarence F. and Ruth (Garrison) Hamman.
On June 11, 1982, he married Deloris “Jean” Geyer in Warsaw.
Clarence served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years, retiring in 1973, then he worked for United for 17 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post #49, Warsaw. He also was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Warsaw.

Marian Corbin, 82

October 11, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Marian L. Corbin, 82, formerly of rural Columbia City, went to Heaven at 8:35 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011.
God has shown her the path and is awaiting her arrival in Heaven.
She had been a resident at Englewood Nursing Home, Fort Wayne since Dec. 29, 2010.
She was born March 16, 1929 in Missouri Valley, Iowa a daughter of William Henry and Inez L. (Filkins) Miller.
Her formative years were spent in Eddyville, Iowa. She graduated with the Class of 1947 from Eddyville High School.

October 4th

Tracey Headrick, 44

October 4, 2011

Tracey Anne Headrick, 44, Kokomo, was called home to Heaven Oct. 1, 2011 from the Emergency Room at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
She was born Aug. 10, 1967 in Ft. Wayne, the daughter of Billy R.”Bill” and Patricia L. (Busche) Shanks.
On June 10, 1995 in the Zion Lutheran Church, Ft. Wayne, she married Ralph E. Headrick who survives.
She was a 1985 graduate of Columbia City Joint High School, Columbia City and attended William Penn University, Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Vivian Sikma, 96

October 4, 2011

Vivian Sikma, formerly of Columbia City, passed away Sept. 28, 2011 at Brighton Gardens, Port St. Lucie, Fla.
She was born Jan. 18, 1915, in Union Township, to George and Nora (Campbell) Miller.
She graduated from Washington Township High School in 1932.
On April 6, 1934 she married Robert Hendrickson and they made their home in Columbia City. He passed away July 7, 1968.
She married William Sikma Oct. 20, 1973 and they lived in Columbia City until 1999 when they moved to Stuart, Fla. Mr. Silma preceded her in death Oct. 2007.

Dale Grigsby, 91

October 4, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Dale A. Grigsby, 91, of Columbia City, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 at his home.
He was born Nov. 7, 1919 in Allegan, Mich., a son of Gerald and Norma (Emmons) Grigsby.
He graduated from Otsego High School in Michigan and received his bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering from Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne.
In 1941, he began his employment at General Electric. He retired in 1985 as a Transformer Process Specialist.

Shelly Cramer, 58

October 4, 2011

Shelly L. Cramer, 58, of Columbia City, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 at 11:35 p.m. at Parkview Oaks, Columbia City.
Born June 10, 1953 in Wolf Lake, she was the daughter of Teddy R. Hare and DeVona J. Myers-Berg.
She attended Columbia City High School.
A lifetime Whitley County resident, she worked as a waitress for Jimmie’s Pizza and Pizza Hut, Columbia City.
She also worked as a dispatcher for the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department for 12 years prior to working as a department manager for more than six years at Wal-Mart, Columbia City.

Christopher Hook, 45

October 4, 2011

Christopher Lee Hook, 45, of Churubusco, passed away at 6:44 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 at his home.
Born April 29, 1966 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Thomas Albert and Barbara (Fuller) Hook.
He graduated with the Class of 1985 from Carroll High School.
A former resident of Columbia City and Fort Wayne, he worked for Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne in the Dietary Department and as a custodian.
He was employed at BRC and Dana-PTG, Columbia City, as a laborer, and at U.S. 30 & 69 Rest Area through Passages as a custodian.

September 29th

Holly Curtis, 54

September 29, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Holly J. Curtis, 54, of Columbia City, died at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 at Parkview Whitley Hospital where she had been admitted Monday.
She was born Jan. 10, 1957 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Harley L. and Mary Jane (Twitchell) Greeno.
On Dec. 29, 1981, she married to Steven M. Curtis.
She is survived by her husband, Steven; a daughter, Heather Kay Curtis, Pierceton; a son Mikal Curtis, Charlotte, N.C.; a grandson, Jadon Patterson; her mother, Mary Jane (John) Noe, Mooresville, N.C. and a brother, Jeffrey L. Greeno, Mooresville, N.C.

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