Archive - Obituary
November 4th, 2011
COLUMBIA CITY â Jerry E. Schaper, 68, of rural Columbia City, died at 1:52 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at Parkview Whitley Hospital where he was admitted Saturday.
He was born Jan. 11, 1943, in Columbia City, a son of Harry J. and Bessie M. (Moore) Schaper.
His formative years were spent in Columbia City. He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School.
From 1962 until 1966 he served in the U.S. Army and later the Air National Guard.
While in the Philippines, he was united in marriage to Carmela Bastian on March 20, 1967.
FORT WAYNE â Alexander Dale Measley, 12, of Fort Wayne, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 at 12:45 a.m., at Riley Childrenâs Hospital.
He was born in Fort Wayne Dec. 30, 1998, a son of Shelia Hauk-Measley.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his maternal grandparents Ted and Chris Hauk; a great-grandmother Rudy Anklem; and an uncle Thomas Hauk.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the St Johnâs Lutheran Church, Lake Township with Pastor Ralph Easterhaus officiating.
Gene V. Williams, 71, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, in Columbia City.
Born in Allentown, Pa. March 13, 1940, Gene worked as an engineer with GTE.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed Ham radio, (W9JBD), fishing, restoring antique automobiles and was a former president of the Fort Wayne Historical Automobile Association.
COLUMBIA CITY â Sandra Joan Rarick, 70, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at Millerâs Merry Manor, Inc., Columbia City.
Born Jan. 21, 1941, in Whitley County, she was the daughter of George A. and Opal (Snyder) Fahl.
She was a lifetime Whitley County resident and graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1958.
She worked at Dana Weatherhead, Columbia City as a production worker for 17 years. On March 12, 1991, she married Richard Herman Rarick in Columbia City.
Kenneth E. Sherbahn, 94, of South Whitley, passed away Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 at the Peabody Home, North Manchester.
He was born Nov. 19, 1916, in Whitley County, a son of Edgar and Nellie (Ward) Sherbahn.
He graduated from South Whitley High School in 1934. He attended Repperts Auction School in 1938 and started his lifelong career in the auction business in 1947.
On Oct. 18, 1941 he married Vera Penrod. They always made their home in the South Whitley area. Mrs. Sherbahn died Dec. 2, 1994. In 1997 he married Marie Trump, an excellent friend and companion.
FORT WAYNE â Richard H. Horstmeyer, 83, died at Parkview Hospital, Oct. 26, 2011.
He is a son of the late Paul and Helen Horstmeyer, born April 1, 1928, in Fort Wayne.
He is survived by his wife of over 61 years, Barbara Ann (Huber) Horstmeyer; four sons Rick (Kathleen), Gregg (Joyce), Kirk, and Markus (Judy); a brother Robert Horstmeyer (Ann); nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sisters Joyce Meyers and Carol Bair.
The funeral will be held Saturday, at 10 a.m. at Our Hope Lutheran Church, Huntertown.
Rex Charles Humbarger, 82, of Tavares, Fla., died, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 at Florida Hospital Waterman, Tavares, Fla.
Born Nov. 21, 1928, in Celina, Ohio, he was the son of the late Noah and Hazel Humbarger.
The U.S. Army veteran was a member of Holiday Mobile Park Boat Club.
He retired in 1994 as the owner/operator of King Foods after 34 years.
Richard M. Coleman, 54, of Richmond, died at 6:37 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at Reid Memorial Hospital in Richmond.
Born Dec. 7, 1956, in Allen County, he was the son of Richard A. and Ilene M. (Vaught) Coleman.
He graduated from Columbia City High School with the class of 1975. He was in the military.
Eddie Eugene Lee, 58, of Columbia City, passed away at 7:59 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at his home.
Born March 4, 1953, in Iaeger, W.Va., he was the son of Robert E. and Maxine (England) Lee.
At age five, he moved from West Virginia to Columbia City and graduated from Columbia City High School with the class of 1971.
Eddie first began his career at International Harvester, Fort Wayne and then was drafted into the U.S. Marines.
Upon his discharge, he returned to International Harvester where he worked for five years.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Thomas J. Stump, 62, a South Whitley resident, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, following a fall from the balcony of a large barn near Harrisburg, Ill.
He was born June 14, 1949, in Kimmell, a son of Samuel Lewis and Betty Jean (Palmer) Stump.
His formative years were spent in Syracuse and North Webster. He graduated from Columbia City High School.
On September 13, 1980 he married Sandra Sue âSamâ Gaff.
They always lived in Kosciusko County, living in North Webster until 1997 when they moved to Mentone. Mrs. Stump died Sept. 1, 2002.