Archive - Obituary
May 7th, 2014
Daniel Michael â€śMikeâ€ť McGrath, 73, Angola, died at 9:45 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Center for Hospice Care in Elkhart after an extended illness.
A longtime resident of northeast Indiana, he had lived in Columbia City for a number of years.
He was born Aug. 29, 1940, to Daniel W. and Mabel H. (Shook) McGrath in Fort Wayne.
He was a 1959 graduate of Fort Wayneâ€™s Central Catholic High School and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
Mary Elizabeth (Buckles) Young Schrader, 84, of Fort Wayne and formerly of Columbia City, died Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Hospice Home, Fort Wayne, with her family at her side.
She moved to Whitley County as a teenager from Indianapolis.
Mary began her career working as an x-ray technician at the Luckey Hospital in Wolf Lake.
Joann Geneva Bays, 83, of South Whitley, passed away at 7:13 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.
She was born on June 19, 1930, in Round Head, Ohio, to Lester and Nora (Whitaker) Nichols.
Joann always had a very strong faith and was a member of Lighthouse Pentecostal Church, Warsaw.
Jeremy G. Stout, 38, of Indianapolis and a former resident of Whitley County was killed at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in a two vehicle accident on Ind. 37 and Southport Road in Marion County.
He was born March 20, 1976, in Columbia City, a son of Larry D. and Junell Maggert Stout.
His formative years were spent in the Churubusco area, where he graduated from high school in 1994, later receiving a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice with a minor in psychology from Taylor University Fort Wayne.
Richard W. Schuh, 81, died at 7:03 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014, in the Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, following a heart attack Thursday evening at his home.
He was born in Columbia City Jan. 12, 1933, a son of Waldo E. and Sarah Ilene King Schuh.
He attended gradeschool in Columbia City, Thorncreek Township and graduated from the Larwill High School in 1953. After completing his education, he entered the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War.
Steve W. Plew, 65, of Columbia City,passed away at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.
Born June 9, 1948, in Huntington, he was the son of William R. Plew and Phyllis V. (Shultz) Plew.
He graduated from Huntington County Community High School with the class of 1967 and from Nashville Auto Diesel College.
Carleen A. DeLeon, 79, of Fort Wayne passed away at 11 p.m. Monday, April 28, 2014 at Life Care Nursing Home.
Born March 28, 1935, in Wolf Lake, she was the daughter of William M. Winebrenner and H. Jayne (Babb) Luther.
She has lived in the Fort Wayne area for 60 years. She graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1953.
On Nov. 24, 1965, she married Jerry. She worked at various places including Lincoln Life for three years, Central Soya for five years, Magnavox for seven years, Fort Wayne Community Schools for 14 years, and at K-Martâ€™s Glenbrook Store for 14 years.
David F. Martin, 85, died Monday April 28, 2014.
He was born May 2, 1928, in Fort Wayne to the late Harold and Grace Martin. He retired after 20 years as owner and operator of Martin Laboratory, a T.V. business.
After that he was a projectionist. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the Waynedale United Methodist Church, past president of the Columbia City and Waynedale Golden K. Kiwanis.
Gertrude M. â€śGertieâ€ť (Shipman) Nicolet, 102, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Born Nov. 4, 1911, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of the late Harry and Ethel (Harmeyer) Shipman.
She attended North Side High School. On April 20, 1935, she married Howard G. Nicolet.
She worked at Fort Wayne Paper Box Co. from 1928 to 1943; and retired from Morrill Motors after 25 years. She was an active member of Calvary Temple for many years. In later years, she attended Tradition with Max and Dolly Eleiott. She loved the Lord and her family very much. Her favorite song was â€śAmazing Grace.â€ť
Floyd Arthur Ferguson, Jr, 44, of Kendallville, died unexpectedly Friday, April 25, 2014.Â
Floyd was born in Columbia City, July 5, 1969, to the late Floyd Arthur Ferguson, Sr. and Diane Susan (Young) Jordan.Â
He was employed with Courier in Kendallville for many years and also worked for the News Sun and USA Today in the Virgin Islands. He was a sports fan and enjoyed watching the Minnesota Vikings, the Fighting Irish of Nortre Dame, and the Chicago Cubs. Floyd especially loved his two children and spending time with them.