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December 6th

Robert Estlick, 94

December 6, 2010

Robert Briggs Estlick, 94, a former resident of Columbia City, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010 in Edina, Minn.
He was born April 1, 1916 in Troy Township, a son of Neil T. and Blanche M. Estlick. His formative years were spent in Troy Township. He was educated in the Etna Troy School, graduated from Columbia City High School in 1934 and from Indiana University in 1939 with a degree in business.

Donald Reed, 91

December 6, 2010

Donald Laurel “Smiley” Reed, 91, of Columbia City, passed away at 12:20 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at The Oaks, Columbia City. Born Aug. 27, 1919 in Logansport, he was a son of Homer L. and Ruth (Twells) Reed.

Alecia Stine, 24

December 6, 2010

Alecia Louise Stine, 24, of rural Columbia City died at 12:07 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at her home.
She was born Aug. 25, 1986 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Shannon and Tammy (Stine) Leazier. Her formative years were spent in Washington Township. She attended Columbia City High School and later completed her G.E.D. She then completed a Certified Nurses Assistant program.
In addition to her CNA, she worked for various fast-food franchises in the area.

Augusta Carner, 85

December 6, 2010

Augusta Dujardin Carner, 85, passed away and now rests in the loving arms of our Lord Jesus. She was a daughter of Alberic and Irene Dujardin of Mishawaka. She married Gerald Edward Carner Sept. 17, 1949.
A lifelong Mishawaka resident before moving to Columbia City, she spent the past six years with her daughter, Denise (David) Heckman.
She was a loving and dedicated mother and there are no words to describe the love she had towards her family and all she knew.

December 3rd

Michael Gingher, 67

December 3, 2010

Michael D. Gingher, 67, of Thorncreek Township, Whitley County, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at Glencrest Nursing & Rehab Center in Chicago where he was admitted Oct. 5 after an extended illness.
He was born March 23, 1943 in Fort Wayne, a son of Harold R. and Sarah A. (Arnold) Gingher. He lived throughout the United States while his father was stationed in the United States Marine Corps. He graduated from Quantico High School.
He served in the United States Marine Corps for 31 years, retiring in 1991.
He also retired from General Electric with 31 years of service.

Joe Krider, 94

December 3, 2010

Joe W. Krider, 94, a resident of rural Churubusco in Allen County, passed away at 7:40 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at his residence in Eel River Township following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Krider was born April 25, 1916 in Smith Township, south of Collins, a son of Ralph and Vida (Smith) Krider, and was a lifelong resident of this area. On June 6, 1937 he was married in Eel River Township to Grace Chapman, and had lived at his current address since 1949.

Cameron Amber, 20

December 3, 2010

Cameron Robert Amber, 20, a resident of Churubusco, passed away at 6:35 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, from the results of a two-vehicle accident on U. S. 33, south of Churubusco.
Amber was born Feb. 5, 1990 in Columbia City, a son of Robert C. and Marna (Friskney) Amber and was a lifelong resident of Churubusco. He graduated from Churubusco High School in 2009, and was the school’s quarterback for its semistate football team in 2007. He had served with the U. S. Air Force, coached Churubusco Youth Football and enjoyed his diesel truck.

Madeline Bordine, 86

December 3, 2010

Madeline Mary Bordine, 86, a resident of Miller’s Merry Manor in Columbia City, died at 2:05 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010. She was born May 5, 1924 in Detroit, Mich., a daughter of the late Paul William and Celia (Kowalski) Bloom. She was married to Max Zaler, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include a son, Douglas Zaler and a daughter, Barbara Meyer; a brother, David Bloom; and a sister, Rita Ramage.
Honoring Madeline’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or services.
Entombment will be at a later date in the Glen Eden Lutheran Memorial Park Cemetery in Lavonia, Michigan.

Hilda Wood, 84

December 3, 2010

Hilda V. Wood, 84, of Tekonsha, Mich. passed away Nov. 30, 2010 at Borgess Medical Center. She was born Jan. 27, 1926 in Churubusco to Harry and Florence (Campbell) Shroyer.
She lived in Tekonsha since 1973 after living in Pennsylvania and Indiana.
Hilda is survived by her children; Max (Janette) Wood, Patricia (Richard) Troxel, Russell (Sue) Wood, Linda Barnes, Sharon (Rich) Karn and David Wood; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Kay (Ted) Sutorious; a brother, Larry (Sue) Shroyer; and many nieces and nephews.

December 2nd

Samuel Watkins, 77

December 2, 2010

Samuel I. Watkins, 77, of rural South Whitley died at 11:43 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne where he was transported earlier in the evening.
He was born Feb. 6, 1933 in Breathitt County, Vancleve, Ky. a son of Ballard and Lida (Smith) Watkins. He completed his education in the Perry County Schools.
A United States Army Veteran, he served in Europe during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged Aug. 31, 1961.

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