Archive - Obituary
October 17th, 2011
LIGONIER â€” Evelyn I. Fritz, 96, of Ligonier, died at 3:50 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Avalon Village, Ligonier where she had been a resident since 2009.
She was born Oct. 13, 1915, in Whitley County, a daughter of Joseph and Grace (Bennett) Cunningham.
Her formative years were spent in the Larwill area.
She completed her education at Larwill High School.
In 1947, she married A.A. â€śAquillaâ€ť Marker.
They made their home south of Etna. Mr. Marker died July 1, 1968.
She later married Ralph Fritz. They made their home in South Whitley.
Mr. Fritz died in 1983.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” David A. Heritier, 66, a Columbia City attorney, died at 6:22 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne where he was admitted Sept. 23 following a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 24, 1945, in Indianapolis, a son of Claude Jules and Laura Ann (Bridges) Heritier M.D.
He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1963, received his B.A. in Sociology and a masterâ€™s degree in American Studies from Purdue University, completing his education at the School of Law at Valparaiso University.
Barbara J. Shumm, 90, of Fort Wayne, passed away Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011.
Born July 23, 1921, in Decatur, Barb was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church. She also was a member of the Rosary Society and Beta Sigma Phi who enjoyed volunteering with different groups and organizations.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Steven) Smethers of Columbia City; sister, Mary Catherine Hain of Decatur; grandchildren, Mark (Kim) Gareiss, David (Jennifer) Gareiss and Kendra (Ehren) Siebert; and five great-grandchildren.
Gordon H. Anspach, 75, retired Columbia City police officer and former chief of police, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at Millers Merry Manor, Columbia City where he was admitted Oct. 3, 2011.
He was born Sept. 4, 1936, in Fort Wayne, a son of the late Harold and Marie (Weitfeldt) Anspach.
As a young boy, the family moved to Thorncreek Township in Whitley County where he attended Thorncreek Elementary School.
He graduated from Columbia City High School in 1955.
On Sept. 13, 1958 he was united in marriage to Martha L. Hinen. They made their home in Columbia City.
Lynn E. Pequignot, 75, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011.
He was born Aug. 2, 1936, in Fort Wayne.
Lynn retired from Magnavox as an engineer. He was a U.S Army veteran and member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church.
Surviving are his wife, Lourine of Fort Wayne; daughters, Michelle Judd and Marla Fahl both of Columbia City; brothers, Lowell of Arizona and Larry of Illinois; step-son, Edward Palmer of Columbia City; step-daughter, Debra Hamilton of Tuscon, Ariz., four grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren.
Ann R. Barrett, 94, a resident of Churubusco, passed away at 3:50 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne following a brief illness.
Mrs. Barrett was born Nov. 1, 1916 in Bedford, a daughter of John Owen and Ruth (Kindred) Roberts, and graduated from Shawswick High School.
A nurse all of her adult life, she graduated from St. Vincentâ€™s School of Nursing in Indianapolis, later earned her bachelorâ€™s degree in nursing from Indiana University, and also earned a masterâ€™s degree in public health administration from the University of Michigan.
Clarence Randel Worley, Sr., 55, a resident of Churubusco, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 at 10:46 a.m.
He was born Oct. 12, 1955 in Whitley City, Ky., a son of Garrett C. and Pearlie Ethel (Phillips) Worley.
He served in the U. S. Navy.
On June 6, 1994, he married Jacqueline Ann Guisinger who survives.
Catherine Beerman Avery, 88, a resident of Churubusco and widow of William J. Avery, Jr., passed away at 7:35 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at the Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla.
Mrs. Avery was born in Fort Wayne on April 21, 1923, a daughter of William H.F. and Margaret C. (Voetter) Beerman.
She spent her early years in Fort Wayne, graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1941, and during World War II worked in civil service.
On Feb. 25, 1943, she was married in Fort Wayne to William J. Avery, Jr.
LARWILL â€” Marjory A. Mathias, 95, of rural Larwill, died at 7:08 p.m. Friday Oct. 7, 2011 at her home.
She was born April 3, 1916 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Ray and Waneta (Rollins) Howenstine.
Her formative years were spent in Fort Wayne. She graduated from Columbia City High School.
On April 11, 1934, she was united in marriage to John R. Mathias.
They made their home on a farm in rural Larwill where she was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Larwill Wesleyan Church, a 55-year member of Eastern Star, Richland Township Homemakers and the Larwill Lions Club.
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.