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May 6th, 2014

Jeremy Stout, 38

May 6, 2014

Jeremy G. Stout, 38, of Indianapolis and a former resident of Whitley County was killed at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in a two vehicle accident on Ind. 37 and Southport Road in Marion County.
He was born March 20, 1976, in Columbia City, a son of Larry D. and Junell Maggert Stout.
His formative years were spent in the Churubusco area, where he graduated from high school in 1994, later receiving a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice with a minor in psychology from Taylor University Fort Wayne.

Richard Schuh, 81

May 6, 2014

Richard W. Schuh, 81, died at 7:03 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014, in the Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, following a heart attack Thursday evening at his home.
He was born in Columbia City Jan. 12, 1933, a son of Waldo E. and Sarah Ilene King Schuh.
He attended gradeschool in Columbia City, Thorncreek Township and graduated from the Larwill High School in 1953. After completing his education, he entered the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War.

May 1st

Steve W. Plew, 65

May 1, 2014

Steve W. Plew, 65, of Columbia City,passed away at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.
Born June 9, 1948, in Huntington, he was the son of William R. Plew and Phyllis V. (Shultz) Plew.
He graduated from Huntington County Community High School with the class of 1967 and from Nashville Auto Diesel College.

Carleen A. DeLeon, 79

May 1, 2014

Carleen A. DeLeon, 79, of Fort Wayne passed away at 11 p.m. Monday, April 28, 2014 at Life Care Nursing Home.
Born March 28, 1935, in Wolf Lake, she was the daughter of William M. Winebrenner and H. Jayne (Babb) Luther.
She has lived in the Fort Wayne area for 60 years. She graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1953.
On Nov. 24, 1965, she married Jerry. She worked at various places including Lincoln Life for three years, Central Soya for five years, Magnavox for seven years, Fort Wayne Community Schools for 14 years, and at K-Mart’s Glenbrook Store for 14 years.

April 30th

David Martin, 85

April 30, 2014

David F. Martin, 85, died Monday April 28, 2014.
He was born May 2, 1928, in Fort Wayne to the late Harold and Grace Martin. He retired after 20 years as owner and operator of Martin Laboratory, a T.V. business.
After that he was a projectionist. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the Waynedale United Methodist Church, past president of the Columbia City and Waynedale Golden K. Kiwanis.

April 28th

Gertrude Nicolet, 102

April 28, 2014

Gertrude M. “Gertie” (Shipman) Nicolet, 102, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Born Nov. 4, 1911, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of the late Harry and Ethel (Harmeyer) Shipman.
She attended North Side High School. On April 20, 1935, she married Howard G. Nicolet.
She worked at Fort Wayne Paper Box Co. from 1928 to 1943; and retired from Morrill Motors after 25 years. She was an active member of Calvary Temple for many years. In later years, she attended Tradition with Max and Dolly Eleiott. She loved the Lord and her family very much. Her favorite song was “Amazing Grace.”

Floyd Ferguson Jr., 44

April 28, 2014

Floyd Arthur Ferguson, Jr, 44, of Kendallville, died unexpectedly Friday, April 25, 2014. 
Floyd was born in Columbia City, July 5, 1969, to the late Floyd Arthur Ferguson, Sr. and Diane Susan (Young) Jordan. 
He was employed with Courier in Kendallville for many years and also worked for the News Sun and USA Today in the Virgin Islands. He was a sports fan and enjoyed watching the Minnesota Vikings, the Fighting Irish of Nortre Dame, and the Chicago Cubs. Floyd especially loved his two children and spending time with them.

Marianne Clark, 81

April 28, 2014

Marianne Demaree Wolf Clark, 81, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014, at Brookdale Senior Living, Indianapolis.
She was born in Fort Wayne, on April 11, 1933, the daughter of Mandel “Red” Winefer and Muriel “Peg” Beard.
She has spent most of her lifetime in the Fort Wayne and Columbia City areas,  graduating from Northside High School with the Class of 1950.

April 25th

Jack Hatfield, 78

April 25, 2014

Jack Albert Hatfield, 78, of Greenville, died Saturday evening, April 19, 2014, at Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus in Grand Rapids.
He was born Sept. 24, 1935, in Spokane, Wash., the son of Richard and Edna Hatfield.
Jack sold automobiles for most of his career, coming to Greenville to work for Barney Everett and later working at Vito’s and Jeff Branch motor sales.
He was an active volunteer, and especially liked volunteering for the food bank.
He served in the U.S. Army National Guard, and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

April 22nd

Sue Anderson, 74

April 22, 2014

Sue Carroll Anderson, 74, of Columbia City, died unexpectedly at Parkview Regional Medical Center Jan. 9, 2014, following a brief illness.
She was born July 9, 1939, in Kentucky, a daughter of Harold and Hazel (Durham) Earle.
Sue enjoyed going to the library, shopping at Goodwill and attending activities at the senior center. She was an artist who drew, and painted using both water colors and oils. Her church affiliation was Trinity Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

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