Archive - Obituary
November 22nd, 2011
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. â€śJackâ€ť 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 Childrenâ€™s 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. â€ťMaryâ€ť (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.
Rose McClain, 88
Dec. 3, 1922 â€” Nov. 15, 2011
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Rose E. â€śRosieâ€ť McClain, 88, of Columbia City, died at 9:13 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 at her home.
She was born Dec. 3, 1922 in Terre Haute, a daughter of Floyd and Pearl (Stultz) King.
She graduated from Otter Creek High School in North Terre Haute and completed her education at Ravenscroft Beauty College.
On June 5, 1941 she married William Woodruff Collyear.
They made their home in Indianapolis before moving to Columbia City in 1942. In 1943, they moved to a farm in Columbia Township.
Mr. Collyear died July 19, 1957.
Eileen Andrews, 94
March 15, 1917 â€” Oct. 18, 2011
Eileen A. Andrews, 94 a resident of Decatur, Ind. and a former 30-year resident of Columbia City, died at 6:05 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 at the Woodcrest Nursing Center, in Decatur.
She was born March 15, 1917, in Decatur to Lottie and Verda (Bigham) Jackson who are both deceased.
Eileen was united in marriage to John Andrews on Nov. 27, 1938, in Decatur he passed away in 1996.