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January 23rd, 2015

Bertha Haywood, 84

January 23, 2015

Aug. 27, 1930 — Jan. 21, 2015
Bertha (Richardson) Haywood, 84, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 at 1:52 a.m. in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. She was born Aug. 27, 1930 in London, Ohio, the sixth child of Elza and Lillie (Whitaker) Richardson.
On Sept. 28, 1947 she was united in marriage to Calvin Haywood, the son of Jobe and Grace Haywood, of Prestonsburg, Ky. Calvin preceded Bertha June 24, 1997 after serving as a Baptist Deacon for over 20 years.

January 22nd

Robert A. Zabel, 86

January 22, 2015

Aug. 27, 1928 - Jan. 21, 2015
Robert A. Zabel, age 86, of Sturgis, Mich. passed away early Wednesday morning Jan. 21, 2015 at Matthew 7:7 Adult Foster Care Home in White Pigeon.
He was born April 27, 1928 in Sturgis, son of the late Herman and Inez (Reamer) Zabel.
Bob was a lifelong Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1945.
On June 30, 1952 he married the love of his life, Norma Englarth, in Sturgis. She died Nov. 18, 2014.

Robert L. ‘Bud’ Rousseau, 85

January 22, 2015

June 4, 1929 - Jan. 20, 2015
Robert L. “Bud” Rousseau, 85, of Wolf Lake, died at 11:10 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
He was born June 4, 1929 in Fort Wayne, Indiana a son of Robert D. and Florence Vivian (Caywood) Rousseau. He began his schooling in Fort Wayne and completed his education at New Haven High School.
On May 17, 1951 he enlisted in the United States Army National Guard. He was honorably discharged May 16, 1954.

January 21st

Darlene K. Peppler, 69

January 21, 2015

Darlene K. Peppler, 69
Sept. 24, 1945 - Jan. 19, 2015

Darlene K. Peppler, 69, of Columbia City, Ind., passed away at 12:40 p.m. Monday, January 19, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born September 24, 1945 in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of William G. and DeLaures B. (Ables) Peppler.
Darlene graduated from Arcola High School in 1964 and Ball State University in 1968. For over 20 years, she had been a teacher and girls athletic coach at Muncie Central High School in Muncie.

Richard L. "Dick" Miller, 79

January 21, 2015

Richard L. Miller, 79
Nov. 14, 1935 - Jan. 19, 2015

Richard L. “Dick” Miller, 79, of rural Columbia City, died at 4:40 p.m. Monday, January 19, 2015 at Miller’s Merry Manor at Oak Pointe.
He was born November 14, 1935 in Huntington County, Indiana a son of Herbert O. and Thyra M. (Williams) Miller. His formative years were spent in Washington Township, Whitley County. He graduated from Washington Center High School.
On March 3, 1958 he enlisted in the United States Army. He was honorably discharged December 4, 1959.

Miles Machlan, 78

January 21, 2015

Miles Machlan, 78
Sept. 24, 1936 — Jan. 15, 2015

Memorial reception will be held at the Columbia City V.F.W. Post, 415 E. Chicago St., Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at 1 p.m.

Alice H. McQueen, 88

January 21, 2015

Alice H. McQueen, 88
Sept. 10, 1926 - Jan. 15, 2015

Alice H. McQueen, 88, of South Whitley, passed away at 5:06 p.m. Thursday, January 15, 2015 at her residence. Born on September 10, 1926 in Cambria, Wis., she was the daughter of William Hayden and Margaret (Jones) Hughes.
Alice attended Fall River High School in Fall River, Wis. and graduated with the Class of 1943. She married James E. McQueen, Sr. on March 10, 1945 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
She was a homemaker for most of her life, but did work for a short time at the Blue Bell Jean Factory as an administrative assistant.

Cody Austin Brommer, 21

January 21, 2015

Cody A. Brommer, 21
Aug. 13, 1993 - Jan. 16, 2015

Cody Austin Brommer, 21, of Columbia City, Ind. passed away at 7:37 p.m. on Friday, January 16, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He was born several weeks early, but weighed over eight pounds on August 13, 1993 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, the son of Randall Joseph and Julie LuAnn (Pelfrey) Brommer.

January 20th

Richard E. Gage, 87

January 20, 2015

Sept. 27, 1927 — Jan. 19, 2015
Richard E. Gage, 87, of Kendallville, died on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 at his home. Mr. Gage was born in Cosperville, Sept. 27, 1927 to the late Frank and Alice (Caldwell) Gage.
He graduated from Albion High School in 1945 and entered the United States Navy during World War II.
He married Joanna Helen Randol May 24, 1952 and she preceded him in death in January of 1995.
In 1985, Richard founded Metalcraft in Wawaka and was part owner. He enjoyed working, spending time with his family, traveling, and playing golf.

January 19th

Betty L. Mogensen, 83

January 19, 2015

Oct. 4, 1931 — Jan. 15, 2015
Betty L. Mogensen, 83, formerly of Columbia City and Pierceton, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 in Salt Springs, Fla.
She was born Oct. 4, 1931 in Lagrange, a daughter of Harold and Goldie Mae (Anspaugh) Waldeck. As a young girl, her family moved to a farm in Thorncreek Township, later into Columbia City and then Richland Township. She graduated from Larwill High School.

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