Archive - Obituary
April 23rd, 2012
Douglas Michael Smith, 47, Syracuse, (Dewart Lake), died at 11:40 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2012 in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
He was born Jan. 28, 1965, in Wabash to Darrell G. and Sharon K. (Flowers) Smith.
He is survived by his parents and a sister, Lynn Smith of South Whitley.
Services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester.
Visitation is Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the mortuary. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley Street, North Manchester.
Lois Janet Hoehn, 87, of Columbia City, formerly of Ossian, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2012, at The Oaks Living Center.
Born Nov. 1, 1924, in Culver, she was a daughter of the late Joseph A and Nellie (Anderson) Hathaway.
She married Duane Q. Hoehn on June 25, 1944. He passed away in 2007.
A 1943 graduate of New Haven High School, she was a lifelong homemaker, wife, and mother.
She is a member of the Waynedale United Methodist Church.
John Lee â€śThatchâ€ť Plunkett, 64, a resident of Churubusco and formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2012, at the family residence.
He had been battling cancer for the past seven years, and had been more seriously ill since 2010.
Mr. Plunkett was born in Fort Wayne Jan. 20, 1948, a son of John James and Alice Caroline (Christiansen) Plunkett.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Thelma Millie Pettigrew, 97, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at her home.
Born Jan. 24, 1915, in New Haven, she was the daughter of Harry J. and Bessie Artola (Bauserman) Smith.
She attended New Haven Elementary, Arcola High School and completed her education at Cass Tech in Detroit.
She also attended night school at Dency & Warren Community College. She lived in New Haven through grade school and, for a short time, in Michigan.
Verba Mae Wilson, 73, a resident of Eel River Township in Allen County died at 5:43 a.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
She was born in Seward, Neb. on March 9, 1939, a daughter of Earl W. and Esther E. (Eicher) Stutzman.
On Nov. 18, 1957, she married Lyle G. Wilson, who survives.
Greg Allen Howard, 43, of New Windsor, Ill., and formerly of South Whitley, recently passed away at his home.
Born July 31, 1968, in Wabash, he was the son of George A. and Janet L. (Brown) Howard.
He graduated from Whitko High School with the Class of 1986 and attended college in Defiance, Ohio and Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne.
He lived in South Whitley for 21 years prior to moving to Illinois where he lived for the past 23 years.
He worked at P.P.C. Plastics, Moline, Ill. in the injection mold set-up department.
In loving memory of our amazing wife, mother, sister, aunt, and Gummi, we announce the passing of Nancy Buesching Tucker, a resident of rural Churubusco, in Tucson, Ariz. on April 13, 2012.
Growing up on the family farm south of Churubusco with beloved siblings (and outlaws) Ken (Janne) Buesching, Arcola, Bonnie (Al) Gore, Warsaw, Marlene Augenstein, Fort Wayne and Don (Colleen)Buesching, Noblesville, a passion for gardening emerged with the only lingering question being which sibling threw her precious bride doll to the pigs.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Nancy J. Grissom, 61, of Richland Township died at 9:44 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital emergency room.
She was born Jan. 2, 1951, in Johnstown, Pa., a daughter of Richard D. and Jean L. (Baltzer) Wolfe.
She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School and Indiana University with a bachelorâ€™s degree in education.
On Sept. 7, 1974, she was united in marriage to Michael W. Grissom. They made their home in Albion until 1988, when they moved to their present home.
Jerry Lee Badskey, 74, of North Webster and North Manchester, died at 8:05 a.m. on Friday, April, 13, 2012, at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester.
He was born on March 30, 1938, in Huntington to Lorin Justin and Ruby Marie (Lepley) Badskey.
He served in the Air National Guard of Indiana and the Reserve of the U.S. Air Force during the Berlin Crisis.
Dennis Dewitt Blaugh, 61, of Loon Lake, died at 11:18 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Physicians Regional Hospital in Naples, Fla.
He was born Jan. 14, 1951, in Fort Wayne, a son of Ivan and Mary A. (Smith) Blaugh.
His formative years were spent in rural Columbia City.
Dennis graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1969.
On Nov. 23, 1985, he married Marsha Stier. They made their home in Columbia City and Naples, Fla.
He was employed at C&R Plating DBA KC Jones as CEO, making plans for his retirement in early June, 2012 with 43 years of service.