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December 19th

Harry P. Chalk, 84

December 19, 2014

Harry P. Chalk, 84
Aug. 1, 1930 — Dec. 18, 2014

Harry P. Chalk, 84, of Columbia City, died at 5:50 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 at his home.
He was born Aug. 1, 1930 in Champaign, Ill., a son of Joseph and Lena (McLaughlin) Chalk. As a young boy, his family moved to Sidney where he completed his education.
On Aug. 9, 1948 he enlisted in the United States Army, serving during the Korean War from which he received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was honorably discharged Aug. 10, 1954

December 18th

Carolyn Ann Stidham, 65

December 18, 2014

Jan. 12, 1949 — Dec. 17, 2014
Carolyn Ann Stidham, 65, of Columbia City, died unexpectedly of natural causes at 3:55 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.
She was born Jan. 12, 1949 in Warsaw, Ind., a daughter of Roy Elmer and Ruth Joan (Brower) Combs. She graduated from South Whitley High School and Patricia Stevens Air Career College in Chicago.
On May 7, 1971 she was united in marriage to David B. Stidham. They have always made their home in Richland Township, Whitley County.
After 34 years of service, Carolyn retired from Zimmer this year.

Rozella ‘Rosie’ Wolfe, 92

December 18, 2014

April 7, 1922 — Dec. 16, 2014
Rozella A. “Rosie” Wolfe, 92, of Columbia City, died at 4:37 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne where she was admitted that Monday.
She was born April 7, 1922 in Huntington County, a daughter of Edward J. and Isabella A. (Scher) Scheiber. Her formative years were spent in the Huntington-Whitley County Line area. She was educated in the Clear Creek Township High School.
On Aug. 4, 1962 she was united in marriage to William H. Wolfe. They made their home on a farm west of Columbia City. Mr. Wolfe died Oct. 12, 1990.

Frank Boggs, 84

December 18, 2014

Dec. 22, 1929 — Dec. 13, 2014
Frank D. Boggs, 84, of Columbia City, passed away from injuries sustained in a two car accident Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born Dec. 22, 1929 in Thorncreek Township of Whitley County, he was the son of Thomas and Mary J. (Widup) Boggs.

December 17th

Evelyn Shafter, 92

December 17, 2014

June 19, 1922 — Dec. 16, 2014
Evelyn Alice Shafter, 92, of Warren, passed away at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 at Heritage Pointe Retirement Home, Warren. Born June 19, 1922 in Ellingson, S.D., she was the daughter of Celia M. and Beatrice I. (Gooding) Smith.
She moved in 1938 to Indiana, and lived briefly in Fort Wayne, Tri Lakes from 1946 until 1982 then moving to Columbia City. In 1993 she moved to Warren. She graduated from Lincolnville High School with the Class of 1940. She attended Wayne University Cosmetology School.

December 16th

Annabelle Brower, 86

December 16, 2014

April 28, 1928 — Dec. 14, 2014
Annabelle B. Brower, 86, formerly of Columbia City, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 at Bronson Commons, Mattawan, Mich. where she had been a resident since August 2012.
She was born April 28, 1928 in Whitley County, a daughter of the late Evan and Goldie (Walter) Sheets. Her formative years were spent in Marathon, N.Y. She graduated from Marathon High School. She completed her formal education at Ithaca Junior College.

Betty Harrison, 91

December 16, 2014

May 11, 1923 — Dec. 12, 2014
Betty Louise Harrison, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 11:44 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born May 11, 1923 in Goshen, she was the daughter of Theodore and Velma (Daisey) Trimmer.
She grew up in the Wolf Lake area and in 1942 moved to Jefferson Township, Whitley County. She graduated from Wolf Lake High School with the Class of 1940.

December 12th

Mildred Collier, 80

December 12, 2014

Aug. 11, 1934 — Dec. 10, 2014
Mildred “Midge” Collier, 80, of Larwill, passed away at 6:55 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City. Born Aug. 11, 1934 in Cumberland, Ky., she was the daughter of James and Lillie (Estep) Bush.
She grew up in Kentucky and married Roy Howard Collier July 6, 1950 in Clintwood, Va. After he was discharged from military service they moved to Detroit, Mich.

Dale Goings, 82

December 12, 2014

Dale “Richard” Goings, 82, of Fort Wayne, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born in Columbia City, he was the son of the late Ivan and Dorothy Goings. Goings was a member of Grace Gathering, New Haven. He retired in 1997 from Schneider National Carriers after 10 years. He was also a member of Scottish Rite and Masonic Lodge 189, Columbia City.

December 10th

Margaret Workman, 82

December 10, 2014

Jan. 27, 1932 — Dec. 8, 2014
Margaret Louise Workman, 82, of Columbia City, passed away at 12:08 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City. Born on Jan. 27, 1932 in Churubusco, she was the daughter of William Stewart and Josie Fern (Truman) Craig.
She had lived in Churubusco, Kendallville, Kalamazoo, Mich. and Columbia City. She graduated from Churubusco High School with the Class of 1950. On May 11, 1958, she married Robert Eugene Workman in Whitley County and had been a waitress at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo.

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