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May 22nd, 2014

Kaylin Pratt, 18

May 22, 2014

Oct. 13, 1995 — May 22, 2014
Kaylin Renee Pratt, 18, of South Whitley, passed away at 4:55 a.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her loving and caring family.
Born Oct. 13, 1995, in Gary, she was the daughter of Donald Mark Pratt and Michelle J. (Blewett) Pratt, who survive her.
She has spent most of her life in South Whitley and attended Pierceton Elementary School. Kaylin was a member of Turning Point Church in South Whitley.

May 21st

Phillip Meier

May 21, 2014

Phillip D. Meier, of Woodstock, passed away May 8, 2014, after a short stay at JourneyCare Hospice of Woodstock.
He was the last survivor of seven siblings, born to Henry and Doris Meier of Columbia City.
Phil was awarded an early high school diploma so that he could join the service in World War II. After the war, he attended business school. Coupled with a sharp mind, a will of iron, and a strict work ethic, he became a successful salesman and business manager for several water treatment companies.

May 20th

Tracey Tennant, 57

May 20, 2014

Tracey J. Tennant, 57, of Columbia City passed away Friday, May 16, 2014, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
He was a graduate of Columbia City Joint High School, and he was a talented landscaper, handyman and project manager.
He had a love for plants and all things green, making everything he touched beautiful. He loved spending time with his daughters and watching his grandchildren grow.
He also enjoyed mudding, bonzaing, and borin’ in his trucks, four wheelers, and beep beep jeep while giving the gristle ho sign.

May 19th

Catherine Croghan, 88

May 19, 2014

Catherine M. Croghan, 88, died Monday May 12, 2014, at the Homestead Assisted Living Center in Rice Lake.
She was born in Fort Wayne July 3, 1925, a daughter of Michael and Helen Romanowski Krantz.
Catherine married Robert T. Croghan in 1945 in Fort Wayne and he preceded her in death in 1985.
She moved to this area in 2002 after spending 50 years in the Laud area. She was a housewife and homemaker, loved her flower gardens, grandchildren and did travelling in foreign countries.

May 16th

Rosa N. Williamson, 89

May 16, 2014

Rosa N. Williamson, 89, of Columbia City, died Thursday morning, May 15, 2014, at the home of her daughter, Linda.
She was born November 3, 1924, in Bashi, Ala., a daughter of William and Alma (Snodgrass) Walker. Her formative years were spent in Bashi where she graduated from high school.
Dec. 23, 1944, she was united in marriage to Robert L. Williamson. They made their home in Bashi for a year before moving to Columbia City. Mr. Williamson died Aug. 18, 1983.

Melvin E. Kistler, 85

May 16, 2014

Melvin E. Kistler, 85, of Columbia City, died at 6:36 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Parkview Whitley Hospital where he was admitted on May 9.
He was born February 25, 1929, in Elkhart, a son of Ralph and Ruth (Patterson) Kistler. His formative years were spent in Whitley County. He completed his education at Larwill High School.

May 14th

Janeal Wilson, 63

May 14, 2014

Janeal Hollingsworth Wilson, 63, a native of Columbia City and more recently of Clearwater, Fla., passed away Sunday evening, May 11, 2014, at Brookside Hospice House in Palm Harbor, Fla. following a brief illness.
Ms. Wilson was born in Columbia City May 6, 1951, a daughter of Robert L. and Lucille Rose Hollingsworth, and spent her formative years there.
She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1969, and from St. Francis College in 1985. She had lived in Fort Wayne for several years before moving to Florida.

Lowell Davis

May 14, 2014

Lowell Davis was born in Warsaw Aug. 26, 1945, and died March 31, 2014, in Waxahachie, TX.
Lowell leaves behind his wife, Karla; one son and three daughters; seven brothers and one sister.
Lowell also honored his country by serving in the U.S. Army for 20 years including multiple tours in Vietnam.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one bother and two sisters.
There will be a celebration of life for Lowell Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Sidney Fire Station in Sidney.

Max H. Oswalt, 66

May 14, 2014

Max H. Oswalt, 66, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 12:28 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home.
Born Jan. 3, 1948, in Allen County, he was the son of Max D. and Frankie M. (Ross) Oswalt.
He attended South Side High School and took welding classes at Ivy Tech. Max was an avid animal lover. In his later years, he had been caring for horses on a ranch. He always had animals in his life, including exotic ones.

May 13th

Max H. Oswalt, 66

May 13, 2014

Max H. Oswalt, 66, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 12:28 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home. Maz was Born on Jan. 3, 1948, in Allen County. He was the son of Max D. and Frankie M. (Ross) Oswalt.
He attended South Side High School and took welding classes at Ivy Tech. Max was an avid animal lover. In his later years, he had been caring for horses on a ranch. He always had animals in his life, including exotic ones.

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