Archive - Obituary
September 13th, 2013
Robert E. Braden, 82, formerly of Burr Oak, died at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, September 12, 2013, at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Columbia City, where he had been a resident since August 2006.
He was born April 16, 1931, in Noble County, a son of Robert S. and Eldora V. (Coverstone) Braden. His formative years were spent in Noble County. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School.
On June 11, 1952, he was inducted in the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War until his honorable discharge May 26, 1954.
Kaitlyn â€śKatieâ€ť Rose Burlage, 20, of Columbia City, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at her home.
Born June 20, 1993, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of James D. and Renee L. (Eichler) Burlage.
She attended Columbia City High School graduating with the Class of 2012 and attended IPFW University, Fort Wayne.
She was a member of St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church and was a volunteer at Erinâ€™s House, Fort Wayne.
Oct. 28, 1947 â€” Aug. 29, 2013
A memorial service to remember our dad, brother and friend John Gamble will be held Sunday, Sept. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Super 8 Hotel, formerly Executive Inn, located at 235 Frontage Rd., Columbia City.
Mr. Gamble, 65, of Fort Wayne, and formerly of Churubusco, passed away at his home Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.
He served in U.S. Marine Corps.
Lois A. Sheets, 71, of Columbia City, died at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 at Peabody Home, North Manchester, where she had been a resident since October 2012.
She was born April 11, 1942, in Sullivan County, a daughter of Cisco R. and Jeanette I. (White) May.
Her formative years were spent in Sullivan County. She graduated from Sullivan High School in 1960.
On June 10, 1961, she was united in marriage to Paul V. Sheets. They made their home in Larwill for a short time before moving to Columbia City. Mr. Sheets died Sept. 26, 2011.
Minnie Alice Farris, 92, of Fort Wayne, died at 6:34 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home where she was admitted last Friday.
She was born Oct. 17, 1920, in Harveysburg, Ohio, a daughter of Adam B. and Maude (Haines) Campbell. Her formative years were spent in Harveysburg.
On April 9, 1942, she was united in marriage to Raymon D. Farris. During Raymonâ€™s enlistment in the U.S. Army Air Corps they lived in Kentucky, California, New Mexico, New Jersey, Wisconsin and Utah.
Donald E. Crawford, 80, of Larwill, passed away at 3 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.
Born Feb. 27, 1933, in Boone County, he was the son of Charles R. Crawford and Ruby F. (Kinkade) Crawford.
On June 16, 1970, he married Carolyn J. Darr in Lebanon. He was a custodian at Whitko Community Schools, retiring in 1995. He enjoyed spending time with his family, being outdoors, camping, hunting and fishing.
Walter Ray Harvey, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, joined his Heavenly Father Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at his home in Denton, Texas.
Walter was born to Paul Dexter and Ruby Mae (Downing) Harvey Dec. 30, 1944, in Ft. Wayne.
He lived in Columbia City and graduated from Columbia City High School in 1963, where he competed in track, basketball and football, and played trombone in band.
He graduated from Taylor University in 1967 and joined the U.S. Navy, where he served as a member of the Underwater Demolitions Team and a Navy SEAL.
Mary Lou Pelfrey, born June 27, 1942 in Miami, Fla., died Sept. 1, 2013, at her home in Lake City, Fla. following a lengthy illness.
She had lived in Bridgewater, N.Y., Columbia City, and West Palm Beach, Fla.
James â€śJayâ€ť Stanley Couch Jr., 46, of Columbia City, died at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
He was born Sept. 9, 1966, in Harlan, Ky., a son of James S. and Yolanda J. (Hedrick) Couch Sr. As a young boy, his family moved to Thorncreek Township.
He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1985.
In 1985, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged in 1993.
He worked at Contects in Larwill, Reelcraft and later Dana PTG for 16 years.
James A. Borcherding, 88, died Saturday Aug. 31, 2013.
James was born Jan. 13, 1925, in Fort Wayne, to the late James F. and Marie Borcherding.
He worked at the Veterans Affair Hospital for 25 years in the maintenance and engineering. He was an Army veteran of World War II serving in the 775th Field Artillery and was a member of the Oak Grove Church.