Archive - Obituary
April 18th, 2011
April 15, 2011
Gregory Mapps, 58, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, April 15, 2011 at Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City.
Born in Fort Wayne, Gregory worked as a national chain manager with Gordon Food Services for 22 years.
He was an executive board member for The Lighthouse homeless shelter in Columbia City. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends on the lake and out on his boat. He loved to water ski, golf, and perform his own lawn maintenance.
He also participated in the Fire and Ice Carving Festival in Columbia City.
Bradley E. Scott, 55, formerly of Wolf Lake, died Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at IU Health Arnett, Lafayette. He was living at Milner Community Health Care in Rossville.
He was born Jan. 15, 1956 in Noble County, a son of the late John H. and Evelyn L. (Oliver) Scott.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Maria and a daughter, Angie Scott.
George R. Corkwell, 91, of Ellenton, Fla., and also of Albion, died Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Fla.
Mr. Corkwell was a die setter for General Electric in Fort Wayne for 18 years, retiring in 1982.
He was a World War II veteran of the United States Army serving as staff sergeant in the 38th Division, receiving three Purple Hearts.
He was a member of the Big Lake Church of God in Columbia City.
Danny Lee Bolinger, 56, of Columbia City, passed away at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born Dec. 11, 1954 in Huntington, he was a son of Bill D. and Marylyn J. (Geiger) Bolinger.
A lifetime Columbia City resident, he graduated with the Class of 1973 from Columbia City Joint High School. On May 21, 1977 he married Michelle Trimmer at First Church of God, Columbia City. For 28 years, he worked as a welder for Dana Corporation, Syracuse.
Frederick G.C. Gaff, 64, of Churubusco, passed away at 11:58 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at his residence. Born Oct. 31, 1946 in Wolf Lake, he was a son of Paul Joseph and Joyce N. (Newman) Gaff.
Donald J. â€śTodâ€ť Pressler, 81, a resident of Churubusco, passed away unexpectedly at 10:05 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at the family residence, from the results of an apparent heart attack.
Julia Mabel Snodgrass, 98, of Columbia City, died at 11:05 a.m. Monday, April 11, 2011 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor where she had been a resident since March 18.
She was born Feb. 11, 1913 in Columbia City, a daughter of Melvin and Alice (Lower) Schumaker. She graduated from Columbia City High School in 1930 and graduated from Indiana University in 1934.
She taught school at Beech Grove for six years. In 1954 she started teaching Latin and English at Columbia City High School, retiring in 1974 with 20 years of service.
Terry R. Miller, 53, a resident of Churubusco, passed away unexpectedly at 4:52 a.m. Thursday, April 7, 2011 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Gregory W. Suelzer, 54, of Fort Wayne, died Sunday evening, April 10, 2011 in the emergency room of St. Joe Hospital. He had been in failing health.
He was born April 25, 1956 in Quebec, Canada. A son of William F. and Esther J. (Walda) Suelzer, his formative years were spent in Fort Wayne. He graduated from Bishop Dwenger High School.
He was employed over 15 years at Doswell Kover Vault Company.
Surviving relatives include his sister, Julianne (Charles) Strack of Columbia City; a niece and a nephew, Jacqueline Butcher and Adam Strack.
Martha E. Kessler, 77, of Churubusco died at 12 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2011 at Heritage Park Nursing Home, Fort Wayne. Born May 19, 1933 in Noble County, she was a daughter of Ernest and Evelyn (Stewart) Graves.
She attended school in Wolf Lake. On July 4, 1953 she married Robert Lee Kessler in Churubusco. She was a homemaker and mother, raising their two daughters.