Archive - Obituary
November 22nd, 2011
Cletus F. Hart, 91 of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011.
He was born March 14, 1920, to the late John E. and Anna G. (Armand) Hart.
Mr. Hart retired from Fort Wayne Community Schools in 1982 and from Kingston Retirement Center after 10 years.
He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 3846, a member of American Legion #157 and was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.
Donald Ralph Bowling, Jr., 47, of Titusville, Fla. died Oct. 7, 2011.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Ralph Bowling, and his mother, Mary Jeanette Kilgore Bowling.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Wheeler of Titusville; his daughter, Selina Bowling of Jacksonville, his granddaughter, Nataly Gilbert of Jacksonville; and his sister, Leslie Giese.
A memorial service will be held at Great Commission Fellowship, 211 S. Hopkins Ave, Titusville, Fla. on Saturday at 6 p.m..
COLUMBIA CITY â Betty Jean Walter, 85, of Columbia City, died at 2 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at Parkview Whitley Hospital where she had been a patient since Nov. 14.
She was born June 4, 1926, in Noble County, a daughter of Guy and Veneita (Earmick) Strouse.
Her formative years were spent on a farm off Ind. 9 near Chain-O-Lakes State Park.
She graduated from Wolf Lake High School.
On May 3, 1945, she was united in marriage to John M. âJackâ Walter. They always made their home in Columbia City.
Her memberships include Tri-Lakes Baptist Church.
Cindy C. Crawford, 39, a resident of Churubusco, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
She was born in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Nov. 25, 1971, a daughter of George Edward and Cindy Charmaine Palecki.
Mildred Wagner, 99
Dec. 9, 1911 â Nov. 18, 2011
Mildred E. Wagner, 99, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, Nov. 18, 2011.
Born Dec. 9, 1911 in Fort Wayne, Mildred worked at Magnavox for 32 years, retiring in 1975.
She was a member of Anthony Wayne First Church of God, Pythian Sisters, and Loyal Service Club.
Mildred is survived by her son, David (Patricia) Wagner of La Center, Wash.; daughter, E. Maxine (Henry) Kolb of Albion; 10 grandchildren; many great and great-great-grandchildren; and her cat, Roxy.
Rylie Ann Powell, 4, of Larwill, passed away at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at Riley Childrenâs Hospital, Indianapolis.
Born Dec. 14, 2006 in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Paul Powell, Jr. and Amber Waybright. She lived her entire lifetime in Larwill.
COLUMBIA CITY â Robert E. Teusch, 81, of rural Columbia City, died at 7:35 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne where he was admitted Nov. 9.
He was born Dec. 20, 1929, in Huntington County, a son of Edward J. and Odelia (Ness) Teusch.
His formative years were spent in Jefferson Township and Union Township. He graduated from Jefferson Center School.
From Feb. 7, 1951, until Jan. 8, 1953, he served in the U.S. Army.
On Jan. 21, 1956, he was united in marriage to Marilee J. Miller.
Lena E. Runkle, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away Nov. 16, 2011, at Coventry Meadows.
She was born on Thursday, Dec. 18, 1919, in Montpelier.
She was the daughter of the late John Andrew Fitch and the late Julia (Weinrich) Fitch.
She married Nelson D. (Pete) Runkle on Nov. 13, 1937.
He preceded her in death in 2007.
She attended First Missionary Chuch. Mrs. Runkle worked a number of years at W.T. Grant and K-Mart .
She especially enjoyed her family, pets and flowers.
Dorothy E. Cunningham, 84, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 at 2:03 a.m. at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Born April 25, 1927 in Allen County, she was the daughter of Edgar L. and Leona R. âMaryâ (Pike) Heinkel.
On June 29, 1957, she married James L. Cunningham.
Survivors include her daughters, Debbie R. Minich and Carolyn Cunningham both of Fort Wayne; Theresa L. Luke of Altha, Fla.; sisters and brother, Celeste Saalfrank of Fort Wayne; Edgar L. Heinkel, Jr. of Fort Wayne; Cecile Dills of Mississippi; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Catherine C. Gilbert, 68, of South Whitley, died at 2:29 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at Sycamore Village, Fort Wayne where she had been a resident for the past three years.
She was born Feb. 4, 1943, in Wabash County, a daughter of Victor and Ruth (Tschantz) Walter.
Her formative years were spent in North Manchester. She graduated from North Manchester High School in 1961.
On Aug. 29, 1965, she was united in marriage to Donald D. Gilbert. They have always made their home in Whitley County moving to their farm in 1972.