Archive - Obituary
October 4th, 2010
Albert D. â€śDaveâ€ť 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.
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 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 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 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.
Rondo Monerville â€śMontyâ€ť 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.
Nelson R. Arnold, 76, of rural Churubusco, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2010.
He was born May 12, 1934 in Allen County, a son of Nelson H. and Sarah Pauline (Bowlby) Arnold. His formative years were spent in the Churubusco area. He graduated from Huntertown High School.
He engaged in general farming and was employed at Viking in Columbia City for many years and H & H Equipment in Huntertown for 22 years, retiring in 1999.
Surviving relatives include his companion, Nellene K. Miller and a sister, Marilyn (Brian) Parish, both of Churubusco.
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 Mae Mosher, 86, of Columbia City, died at 5:50 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 at Millerâ€™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 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.