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March 21st, 2014

Dr. Daniel Cummiskey, 52

March 21, 2014

Dr. Daniel J. Cummiskey, 52, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014, at his home in Fort Wayne.
Daniel was born in Ann Arbor, Mich., Daniel was orthopedic surgeon with Parkview Physcians Group for four years.
Daniel served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity; the Fort Wayne Track Club, and the Starbucks Coffee Club with all of his friends.

Richard Klopfenstein, 85

March 21, 2014

Richard A. Klopfenstein, 85, of Columbia City, died at 6:27 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Parkview Whitley Hospital where he was admitted Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
He was born Nov. 25, 1928, in Fort Wayne, a son of Lester and Elizabeth (Schneider) Klopfenstein.
As a young boy, his family moved to Thorncreek Township from Leo. He completed his education at Columbia City High School.
On June 24, 1950, he was united in marriage to Ruth J. Geyer.
They made their home in Thorncreek Township until 1954 when they moved into Columbia City.

March 19th

Luella Myers, 83

March 19, 2014

Luella Louise Myers, 83, of Columbia City, died at 8:23 a.m. Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Parkview Oaks where she had been a resident since July 2011.
She was born May 2, 1930 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Wilbert M. and Louise F. (Heinig) Luderman.
Her formative years were spent in Thorncreek Township, Whitley County and she graduated from Columbia City High School in 1948.
On October 28, 1961, she was united in marriage to Claude Vloris “Bud” Myers.

March 18th

Kimberly Nussbaum, 57

March 18, 2014

Kimberly Lynn Nussbaum, 57, Columbia City, Ind., passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne.
She was born on Jan 9, 1957 in Nelsonville, Ohio to Don and Tresa (Morrison) Burris, who preceded her in death. She married Roger Gross, who died on July 4, 1993. On March 4, 1994, she married Steve Nussbaum, who died on April 26, 2004. She is survived by her companion, Dan Chivington.

Luella Myers, 83

March 18, 2014

Luella Louise Myers, 83, of Columbia City, died at 8:23 a.m. Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Parkview Oaks where she had been a resident since July 2011.
She was born May 2, 1930 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Wilbert M. and Louis F. (Heinig) Luderman.
Her formative years were spent in Thorncreek Township, Whitley County and she graduated from Columbia City High School in 1948.
On October 28, 1961, she was united in marriage to Claude Vloris “Bud” Myers.

Gary King, 58

March 18, 2014

Gary King, age 58, of Columbia City passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born July 4, 1955 in Columbia City, he was the son of Roderick A. and Dorothy A. (Coffelt) King.
Gary enjoyed nature in general and loved being outdoors. He loved all animals and always had a dog nearby. To Gary every dog was Cocoa. He was a connoisseur of watches and also of piggybanks to collect all of his change.
Gary was an organ donor and gave the gift of life to others.

March 17th

Karen Sangillo, 72

March 17, 2014

Karen Estlick Sangillo, 72, died Thursday, March 13 at her home in Columbia City.
She was born on Sept. 19, 1941 in Columbia City to Robert and Natalie (Hoover) Estlick. She was baptized at Columbia City United Methodist Church. Her formative years were spent in Columbia City, where she graduated in 1959 from Columbia City High School. She attended Ball State College and Indiana University and graduated from International Business College in Fort Wayne.

March 14th

Ernest Coy Jr., 63

March 14, 2014

Ernest Jay Coy Jr., 63, of Leesburg, passed away at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at his home at Tippecanoe Lake.
Born April 11, 1950, in Wolf Lake, Ernie was the son of Ernest Jay Sr. and Ruth Maxine (Gaff) Coy.
He grew up in the Columbia City and Tri-Lakes area. He attended Columbia City High School graduating with the Class of 1968. He earned his associates degree from IPFW and a bachelor’s degree from Goshen College.

March 13th

Roger Anderson

March 13, 2014

Roger Alan Anderson, retired SMSgt. for the U.S. Air Force, passed away March 6, 2014, in Omaha, Neb., due to complications from a short-term illness.
He was born Nov. 21, 1939, in Auburn, the son of Earl and Catharine (Blain) Anderson.
Roger was raised in Columbia City, and graduated Class of 1957 from Columbia City High School.

March 11th

Theron “Gale” Dafforn, 92

March 11, 2014

Theron “Gale” Dafforn, 92, of Columbia City passed away at 1 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the Parkview Oaks, Columbia City.
Gale was born March 25, 1921, and was the son of Clarence “Ted” and Nola (Gross) Dafforn.
Gale spent his childhood in Noble, Whitley and Allen Counties spending his adult years in Columbia City area.
As a young person he was involved with 4-H Clubs. He attended Albion High School.
Gale met and fell in love with Margaret E. Ferrell at the Happy Valley Roller Skating Rink in 1942, and was married on June 19, 1943, in Columbia City by Rev. Arthur Gillespie.

 

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