Archive - Obituary
March 26th, 2012
Pamela Smith, 60, of Albion, passed away at 6:05 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012, at Wesley Healthcare in Auburn.
Mrs. Smith was born April 8, 1951, in Gary, a daughter of Leroy and Isabell (Zigler) Mason.
She spent her formative years in Gary.
On Aug. 28, 1999, she was married in the yard of their Albion home to Curtis Lee Smith.
Kit Redman, 63, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2012 at his home.
He was born in Fort Wayne to Paul and Kathlene Redman.
He was a graduate of Columbia City Joint High School.
He was captain of the football team and received a football scholarship to Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisc. where he earned his bachelorâ€™s degree.
Later, he married the love of his life, Carmen, and he embarked upon his 33-year career as a chemical salesman with Univar, Inc.
CHURUBSCO â€” Eric F. Bruot, 53, a resident of Churubusco, was received into the arms of his Lord at 9:25 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He had been in failing health for the past year.
Mr. Bruot was born Feb. 21, 1959, in Fort Wayne, a son of Roger and Delores (Frank) Bruot.
He spent his formative years there and graduated from Northrop High School in 1977.
On March 21, 1981, he was married in Fort Wayne to Debra Kay Sanderson. The couple lived in New Haven for a period before moving to Churubusco in 1988.
Gladys Loretta Reimer, 85, of Columbia City, passed away at 9:49 a.m. Sunday, March 18, 2012 at Oak Pointe, Columbia City.
Born May 16, 1926, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Harry and Nora Luella (Nelson) Johnson.
Raised in Fort Wayne, she attended Central High School.
She moved to Columbia City following her marriage in 1943 to John Stidham. After Mr. Stidhamâ€™s death, she moved to South Whitley in 1966 and later bought a home in Columbia City.
Ailsa L. â€śBillieâ€ť Schuman, 93, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:55 a.m. Monday, March 19, 2012, at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Inc., Columbia City.
Born March 27, 1918, in Ormas, she was the daughter of Donald C. and Goldie B. (Adair)Goodrich.
She graduated from Ligonier High School with the class of 1936.
For 22 years, she lived in the Pierceton and North Webster areas before moving to Columbia City in 1990.
She worked at the Pennsylvania Railroad for six years prior to working as a secretary for Columbia City Freight Lines for 22 years.
Nina Grant, 87, of Columbia City, passed away at 6:40 a.m. Monday, March 19, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born March 26, 1924, in Whitley County, she was the daughter of Wilbur and Lucille (Weeks) Pressler.
A lifetime Whitley County resident, she graduated from Columbia City High School with the class of 1942.
On Dec. 20, 1943, she married Jack Grant. For 40 years, she worked at Gates Law Office, Columbia City, retiring in November, 2004.
Lorraine A. Willyard, 82, of Columbia City, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 2012, at her home.
Born Aug. 6, 1929, in Churchville, Md., she was the daughter of B.W. and Ada (Blackburn) Parlier.
When she was an infant, she moved with her family to Bedford, Ohio, where she graduated from Bedford High School with the class of 1947. She completed her education when she graduated from Cleveland Bible College, Cleveland, Ohio.
Dorothy O. Lamb, 94, died at Covington Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne on Sunday, March 18, 2012.
She was born July 19, 1917, in Adams County to David and Fannie (Huser) Habegger.
Her husband, John W. Lamb passed away in March of 2010.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan Brunson of Fort Wayne; three grandsons; four great-grandchildren; and her sister, Juanita Munson of Craigville.
A funeral service is 11 a.m. Thursday with calling one hour prior, at Elzey Patterson Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Robert Foster McLaughlin, 98, formerly of Union Township, died Monday, March 19, 2012, at Rose Arbor Hospice Residence in Kalamazoo, Mich. where he was admitted Wednesday.
He was born July 29, 1913, in Sac City, Iowa, a son of John Walter and Mary Elizabeth (Foster) McLaughlin.
As a young boy, his family moved to Ohio.
He graduated from Antwerp High School and continued his education at Bowling Green College.
On Dec. 9, 1936, he was united in marriage to Mary Jane Price.
They made their home in Antwerp, Ohio until the early 1940s when they moved to Fort Wayne.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Wilma A. Simon, 99, of Jefferson Township, died at 1 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, at Renaissance Village where she was admitted Thursday.
She was born July 9, 1912, in Huntington County, a daughter of William E. and Zelma (Bolinger) Blaugh.
Her formative years were spent in Washington Township, where she attended the first eight years of school at 9 & 14.
Her family then moved to Roanoke and she graduated from Roanoke High School in 1930.
On Dec. 30, 1933, she was united in marriage to Russel M. Simon.