Archive - Obituary
October 11th, 2011
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.
James A. Caupp, 74, a former resident of Churubusco, died at 1:05 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, 2011 at the Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne.
He was born in Union City on Oct. 21, 1936, a son of Kenneth Lloyd and Ava (Frazier) Caupp.
He graduated from Churubusco High School in 1954, and as a young man served with the U. S. Army.
On Nov. 1, 1958, he married M. Fay Wilson.
Mrs. Caupp preceded him in death July 18, 1998.
Clarence â€śAlâ€ť Hamman, 79, of Warsaw, passed away Oct. 07, 2011 at 3:54 a.m. in his residence.
He was born Dec. 12, 1931, in Kosciusko County to Clarence F. and Ruth (Garrison) Hamman.
On June 11, 1982, he married Deloris â€śJeanâ€ť Geyer in Warsaw.
Clarence served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years, retiring in 1973, then he worked for United for 17 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post #49, Warsaw. He also was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Warsaw.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Marian L. Corbin, 82, formerly of rural Columbia City, went to Heaven at 8:35 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011.
God has shown her the path and is awaiting her arrival in Heaven.
She had been a resident at Englewood Nursing Home, Fort Wayne since Dec. 29, 2010.
She was born March 16, 1929 in Missouri Valley, Iowa a daughter of William Henry and Inez L. (Filkins) Miller.
Her formative years were spent in Eddyville, Iowa. She graduated with the Class of 1947 from Eddyville High School.
Tracey Anne Headrick, 44, Kokomo, was called home to Heaven Oct. 1, 2011 from the Emergency Room at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
She was born Aug. 10, 1967 in Ft. Wayne, the daughter of Billy R.â€ťBillâ€ť and Patricia L. (Busche) Shanks.
On June 10, 1995 in the Zion Lutheran Church, Ft. Wayne, she married Ralph E. Headrick who survives.
She was a 1985 graduate of Columbia City Joint High School, Columbia City and attended William Penn University, Oskaloosa, Iowa.
Vivian Sikma, formerly of Columbia City, passed away Sept. 28, 2011 at Brighton Gardens, Port St. Lucie, Fla.
She was born Jan. 18, 1915, in Union Township, to George and Nora (Campbell) Miller.
She graduated from Washington Township High School in 1932.
On April 6, 1934 she married Robert Hendrickson and they made their home in Columbia City. He passed away July 7, 1968.
She married William Sikma Oct. 20, 1973 and they lived in Columbia City until 1999 when they moved to Stuart, Fla. Mr. Silma preceded her in death Oct. 2007.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Dale A. Grigsby, 91, of Columbia City, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 at his home.
He was born Nov. 7, 1919 in Allegan, Mich., a son of Gerald and Norma (Emmons) Grigsby.
He graduated from Otsego High School in Michigan and received his bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering from Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne.
In 1941, he began his employment at General Electric. He retired in 1985 as a Transformer Process Specialist.
Shelly L. Cramer, 58, of Columbia City, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 at 11:35 p.m. at Parkview Oaks, Columbia City.
Born June 10, 1953 in Wolf Lake, she was the daughter of Teddy R. Hare and DeVona J. Myers-Berg.
She attended Columbia City High School.
A lifetime Whitley County resident, she worked as a waitress for Jimmieâ€™s Pizza and Pizza Hut, Columbia City.
She also worked as a dispatcher for the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department for 12 years prior to working as a department manager for more than six years at Wal-Mart, Columbia City.