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October 8th, 2010

Catherine Norris, 89

October 8, 2010

Catherine Marie “Katie” Norris, 89, of South Whitley, died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 at the Peabody Home, North Manchester where she had been a resident since July.

She was born Dec. 14, 1920 in Collamer, a daughter of John and Maude (Poland) Tschantz. Her formative years were spent in the Collamer area where she attended Collamer grade school until 6th grade, then South Whitley schools. She graduated from South Whitley High School in 1940. She was the president of the student council.

Thomas Schinbeckler, 51

October 8, 2010

Thomas Edward Schinbeckler, DDS, 51, of Carmel, passed away at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 at his home. Born Dec. 17, 1958 in Fort Wayne, he was a son of Keith E. “Pickle” and JoAnne (Witte) Schinbeckler.

October 6th

LaVera Harshbarger, 87

October 6, 2010

LaVera M. Harshbarger, 87, of Fishers and a former Columbia City resident passed away at The Hearth at Windermere, Fishers at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. She was born Nov. 25, 1922 in Allen County, a daughter of William Roy and Ethel Nora (Smith) Harrison.

October 4th

Samuel T. Kreider, 89

October 4, 2010

Samuel T. Kreider, 89, of rural South Whitley, died at 3:35 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 at the Peabody Home, North Manchester where he had been a resident since April 7.

He was born March 30, 1921 in Cleveland Township, a son of Riley and Tressa (Roberts) Kreider. A lifelong resident of Cleveland Township, he graduated from South Whitley High School.

On May 31, 1941 he was united in marriage to Rosalie Wendel.

He was inducted into the United States Army Nov. 17, 1942, serving in France; Leumberg, Germany; and Austria. His honorable discharge was Dec. 1, 1945.

Albert D. Bowman, 72

October 4, 2010

Albert D. “Dave” Bowman, 72, of Columbia City, died at 6:55 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at the Hospice Home, Fort Wayne where he was admitted Friday. He had been in failing health for the past year.

He was born Dec. 30, 1937 in Hillsdale County, Mich., a son of Merrill and Carrie Inez (Brown) Bowman. He graduated from North Adams High School in 1955 and received an associates degree from Michigan State University.

October 1st

William Davis, 74

October 1, 2010

William H. Davis, 74, a resident of Garrett and formerly of Avilla, passed away at 10:42 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio April 22, 1936, a son of Henry William and Izola (Clark) Davis. He was a U. S. Navy veteran.

The surviving relatives include his partner, Barbara J. Kapelka of Garrett; six children, Terri Calderon, Kim White, Jackie Gullett, Dan Davis, Theresa Ford and Pam Tovar; and a brother, Ted Davis.

Cheryl Loughlin, 62

October 1, 2010

Cheryl Ann (Sheppard) Loughlin, 62, of Newport Beach, Calif. and formerly of Warsaw, passed away Monday, Sept. 27, 2010 in Newport Beach, of ovarian cancer which was diagnosed in 2007.

She was born Jan. 27, 1948 in Indianapolis to Eugene Gilbert Sheppard and Helen Faye (Bales) Sheppard, and was raised in South Whitley, Indiana. She was married to Michael B. Loughlin, who survives. They were divorced in 1979.

Joan M. Swing, 80

October 1, 2010

Joan N. Swing, 80, of South Whitley, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010 at Renaissance Village where she had been a resident since July 2008.

She was born March 9, 1930 in Huntington, a daughter of Russell and Pauline (Burman) Smith. She graduated from Huntington High School.

On April 24, 1949 she was united in marriage to Dick C. Swing. They made their home in Roanoke until 1952 when they moved to South Whitley.

Brayden Silvestre, five months

October 1, 2010

Brayden Carlos Silvestre, five months, died unexpectedly at 5:44 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne. He was a son of Carlos and Brandy (Platt) Silvestre.

September 29th

Rondo Miller, 84

September 29, 2010

Rondo Monerville “Monty” Miller, 84, of Huntington, died at 7:39 a.m. Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010 at the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

He was born April 27, 1926 in Peru, a son of Robert V., Sr. and Nellie C. (Hartleroad) Miller. He married Norma Jane Nichols.

Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Gard.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Bailey-Love Mortuary. Funeral services will then be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the mortuary with Rev. Elzie Spencer officiating. There will be no burial.

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