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September 28th, 2010

Sherman Kneller, 91

September 28, 2010

Sherman W. Kneller, 91, of Columbia City, died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 at the Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.
He was born Oct. 6, 1918 in Washington Township, a son of Sherman L. and Bertha H. (Luecke) Kneller. After graduating from Washington Center High School in 1936, he farmed, worked at the Myers Creamery and also drove a taxi cab in Fort Wayne.

In 1940, he founded the Kneller State Farm Insurance Agency which he continued to operate until his retirement in 2000.

From 1942 until 1945, he served in the U.S. Army.

Margaret Mosher, 86

September 28, 2010

Margaret Mae Mosher, 86, of Columbia City, died at 5:50 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City where she had been a resident since Tuesday.

She was born June 15, 1924 in South Whitley, a daughter of Charles and Pearl (Fiegley) Bates. Her formative years were spent in South Whitley. She graduated from South Whitley High School in 1942 and continued her education at Warner Beauty College in Fort Wayne.

In July 1944 she married Ralph Webber. They made their home in Kosciusko and Whitley counties, moving to Barbee Lake in 1978. Mr. Webber died in May 1980.

Richard Burman, 66

September 28, 2010

Richard C. Burman, 66, of rural Columbia City, died at 7:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 24, 2010 at his home. He had been in failing health since June.

He was born Nov. 22, 1943 in Huntington, a son of William and Mary (Harper) Burman. His formative years were spent in Huntington and he was a graduate of Huntington High School.

He was honorably discharged from the Army National Guard.

William Jakubowski, 61

September 28, 2010

William “Jake” Frances Jakubowski, 61, of Columbia City, passed away at 9:56 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Born Oct. 2, 1948 in Berlin, Wis., he was a son of Frances and Delores “Dodie” (Schliepp) Jakubowski.

Survivors include his sons, Thomas W. Jakubowski and Charles C. Jakubowski; mother, Delores “Dodie” Jakubowski; sister, Connie Pribnow; and father, Frances Jakubowski.

September 24th

Duane A. Coe, 73

September 24, 2010

Duane A. Coe, 73, of Albion and formerly of Columbia City, died at 10:35 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 at Northridge Village Nursing and Rehab. He had been in failing health since January.

He was born Nov. 5, 1936 in Albion, a son of Orval and Mabel (Heltzel) Coe. He graduated from Albion Jefferson High School.

On May 23, 1955 he married Shirley A. Iden in Blue Ridge, Ga. They made their home in Kendallville, Columbia City and later Albion.

He was employed at Weatherhead for 18 years and retired in 1997 from Sea Nymph Boat Company in Syracuse with 15 years of service.

Rosealene Whaley, 74

September 24, 2010

Rosealene Whaley, 74, of South Whitley, died at 11:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. She was born Nov. 18, 1935 in Sidney, a daughter of Russell J. and Veva M. (Rickert) Farley.

She was a lifetime South Whitley resident except for three years in Wyoming (Big Piney). She graduated from Chester High School, North Manchester, with the Class of 1953 and completed one year at Fort Wayne Warner Beauty College. She married Lee H. Whaley on June 6, 1954 in
North Manchester, at the United Brethren Church.

September 23rd

Harriet E. Wiard, 98

September 23, 2010

Harriet E. Wiard, 98, a resident of Fort Wayne and widow of Donald D. Wiard, died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, at Hamilton House in Fort Wayne.

She was born in Charlevoix, Mich. Aug. 31, 1912, a daughter of Charles J. and Amelia (Schaffer) Cork.

The surviving relatives include a daughter, Phyllis Arvola and two sons, Robert C. Wiard and Richard Wiard.

Richard Clouse, 65

September 23, 2010

Richard “Rich” Lee Clouse, 65, of Columbia City, passed away at 3:33 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born July 6, 1945 in Kendallville, Noble County, he was the son of Wilber “Pete” Raymond and Bernice Eloise (Kitson) Clouse.

September 22nd

Lester Menzie, 79

September 22, 2010

Lester “Bud” E. Menzie, 79, of Pierceton, died at 8:40 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010 at Parkview Hospital of Fort Wayne.

He was born July 11, 1931 in Columbia City to John and Edith (Whiteleather) Menzie. He lived in Pierceton since 1976, living in Larwill previously. On May 15, 1959, he married Alice Eman in Olympia, Wash.

He worked for Kolbin Tool and Die as a machine operator and retired in 2002. He was a member of the American Legion Post 256. He was a Korean War Veteran; a sergeant in the U.S. Army.

Absalom Wilson, 99

September 22, 2010

Absalom Wilson, 99, of Rome City died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010 at 1:55 a.m. in Lakeland Nursing Center in Angola.

Mr. Wilson was a 1929 graduate of Chippewa High School in Wabash County and received his bachelor’s degree in 1933 from Indiana Central College.

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