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April 10th, 2014

Joy Worrick, 93

April 10, 2014

Joy M. Worrick, 93, of Columbia City, died at 9:12 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Parkview Oaks, Columbia City, where she had been a resident since April 3.
She was born April 19, 1920, in Whitley County, a daughter of the late Everett “Bud” and Dessie (Traster) Taylor.
Her formative years were spent in Union Township. She graduated from Union Township High School.
On April 9, 1944, she was united in marriage to Lester B. Worrick. They made their home in Union Township. In 1997, the couple moved to Westgate, Columbia City, and 2005 to their present home.

April 9th

Richard Stang, 73

April 9, 2014

Richard W. Stang , 73, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Bethlehem Woods Rehab Center in Fort Wayne.
Born in Elyria, Ohio, Richard worked as a union carpenter with Local 232 for 20 years, and was a U.S. Navy veteran.
He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and fishing.

April 7th

Richard Kiester, 91

April 7, 2014

Richard D. “Rick” Kiester, 91, a resident of Columbia City, died at 9:17 p.m., Friday, April 4, 2014, at Parkview Oaks where he had been a resident since April 2013.
He was born Jan. 10, 1923, in Noble County, a son of the late Merle and Leah (Reed) Kiester. His formative years were spent in the Wolf Lake area where he graduated from high school in 1941.
An accomplished basketball player, he was a member of the Wolf Lake basketball team that made it to the semi-state finals in 1941.

Linda Hollenbaugh, 75

April 7, 2014

Linda E. Hollenbaugh, 75, of rural Roanoke, died at noon Saturday, April 6, 2014 at Country Meadows Nursing Home, Fort Wayne, where she had been a resident for the past two weeks.
She was born July 15, 1938, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of the late Clarence and Altha (Simons) Raichart.
Her formative years were spent in Jefferson Township, Whitley County. She graduated from Jefferson Center High School as valedictorian of her class of 1956. She then earned her bachelor of science in elementary education at Manchester College in 1960.

Walter Craig, 48

April 7, 2014

Walter L. Craig, 48, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:38 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born Dec. 14, 1965, in Columbia City, he was the son of Bennie D. and Wanda (Johnson) Craig.
He was a lifetime resident of Whitley County and attended Whitko High School, graduating with the Class of 1984. He attended Ball State University and received his Associates degree from Ivy Tech.

April 3rd

Elizabeth Shelmadine, 77

April 3, 2014

Elizabeth Carolyn Shelmadine, 77, a resident of Churubusco and widow of Max R. Shelmadine, passed away at 10:05 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
She had been in failing health for the past three years and had been more seriously ill since January.
Mrs. Shelmadine was born in Churubusco Oct. 29, 1936, a daughter of Marvin and Florence (Deck) Rollins.
She spent her formative years in Churubusco and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1954.

Jack Pettigrew, 87

April 3, 2014

Jack M. Pettigrew, 87, of Columbia City and for the past year and half of Auburn, passed away at 10:27 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born Jan. 8, 1927, in Union Township, he was the son of Thomas Earl and Ella H. (Mossman) Pettigrew.
He graduated from Coesse High School with the Class of 1945. Two weeks after he graduated he was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving during World War II.

Douglas Haigwood, 43

April 3, 2014

Douglas Wayne Haigwood, 43, of Kimmell, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 31, 2014 at Chain-O-Lakes State Park where he had been fishing on Mudd Lake.
Born on Jan. 24, 1971, in Kenneth, Mo., he was the son of Leland Wayne Haigwood and Ruth Elizabeth “Ruthie” (Gargus) McKeever.

April 2nd

Lois Dillman, 85

April 2, 2014

Lois C. Dillman, 85, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014, at her home in Columbia City.
Born in Warsaw, Lois earned her associated degree in nursing and was an RN with The Townhouse for 17 years, retiring in 1988.
She was an active member of Beacon Light Chapel. Lois enjoyed knitting, crochet, but most of all spending time with her family.
She loved her family and cherished her grandchildren.
Surviving are her children, Ted Dillman of Hanover, Robin (Lance) Brauchla of LaOtto; grandchildren, Mace, Spencer, Joel, Mitchell, Keaton and Krista.

Daniel Steiner, 87

April 2, 2014

Daniel David Steiner, 87, of Columbia City, died Monday afternoon, March 31, 2014, at his home.
He was born March 30, 1927, in Wayne County, Ohio, a son of Earl Vincent and Clara (Zimmerman) Steiner.
He graduated from Marshallville High School, received his bachelors degree from Taylor University in 1949 and masters in social services from Indiana University in 1951.
His career began as a court liaison supervisor for Marion County Department of Public Welfare in 1951 until 1953 when he was the superintendent of Marion County Children’s Guardian Home.

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