November 15th, 2011
Eileen Andrews, 94
March 15, 1917 â€” Oct. 18, 2011
Eileen A. Andrews, 94 a resident of Decatur, Ind. and a former 30-year resident of Columbia City, died at 6:05 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 at the Woodcrest Nursing Center, in Decatur.
She was born March 15, 1917, in Decatur to Lottie and Verda (Bigham) Jackson who are both deceased.
Eileen was united in marriage to John Andrews on Nov. 27, 1938, in Decatur he passed away in 1996.
Pamela Reece, 63
Dec. 2, 1947 â€” Nov. 8, 2011
Pamela J. Reece, 63, of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at her residence.
Born Dec. 2, 1947, in Fort Wayne, she had been the administrative assistant and a member of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church for over 13 years.
Margie Hollenbaugh, 68
Nov. 23, 1942 â€” Nov. 10, 2011
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Margie J. Hollenbaugh, 68, of Columbia City, died Thursday morning, Nov. 10, 2011, in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, following a brief illness.
She was born Nov. 23, 1942, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Robert and Lenore (Varner) Poffenberger.
She graduated from Columbia City High School and attended Hillsdale College in Michigan.
On Aug. 24, 1963, she was united in marriage to Jerald L. â€śJerryâ€ť Hollenbaugh.
She worked as a teacherâ€™s aide at Marshall Middle School for 15 years.
Sandra Peters, 51
June 24, 1960 â€” Nov. 10, 2011
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Sandra L. Peters, 51, of Columbia City, died at 12:44 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at Parkview Main Hospital, Fort Wayne where she was admitted Oct. 31.
She was born June 24, 1960, in Detroit, Mich., a daughter of Chester A. and Mildred M. (Mitchell) Sample.
In 1972, the family moved to Columbia City.
She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1978. She completed an associates degree in accounting at International Business College in Fort Wayne.
Brian Langmeier, 44
May 12, 1967 â€” Nov. 10, 2011
Brian Allen Langmeier, 44, of Columbia City, and formerly of Chillicothe, Ohio, passed away at 5:20 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born May 12, 1967, in Janesville, Wisc. he was the son of Albert Arthur and Garnet R. (Gavin) Langmeier.
He attended Parker Senior High School and completed his education at Madison Area Tech College.
His formative years were spent in Wisconsin.
Edward L. Miller, 69
Oct. 9, 1942 â€“ Nov. 11, 2011
ALBION â€“ Edward Lee Miller, age 69, of Albion, Ind., passed away at 5:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at IU Medical Center, Indianapolis.
Born on Oct, 9, 1942 in Peru, he was the son of Joseph Harold and Mary (Deeb) Miller.
He lived in Peru, moving to Fort Wayne in 1963 and then, in 1992, he moved to his present home near Albion.
Keith A. Rupert, 93
Dec. 31, 1917 â€“ Nov. 11, 2011
Keith Arispa Rupert, age 93, of Columbia City, passed away at 3:47 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Columbia City.
Born on Dec. 31, 1917 in Huntington County, he was the son of Daniel D. and Mary E. (Weigold) Rupert.
He was a lifelong resident of Whitley County, living over 50 years on Hanna Street and attended Columbia City High School.
On August 2, 1948 he married Chloris L. Rivet in Warsaw.
Mantie L. Ernst, 82
June 12, 1929 â€“ Nov. 11, 2011
Mantie Louise Ernst, age 82, of Columbia City, passed away at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at her home.
Born June 12, 1929 in Eolia, Ky., she was the daughter of J. Ballard and Hila (Branson) Collier.
She grew in Eolia and came to Columbia City in 1962. On Nov. 24, 1967 she married Howard A. Ernst in Columbia City.
She worked at Essex from 1976-79 and 1989-90, Addimeyers for three years and also was a homemaker.
She was a member of Cornerstone Fellowship Church for the past 20 years.
Cordelia Browning, 88
Feb. 7, 1923 â€“ Nov. 12, 2011
Cordelia May Browning, age 88, of Pierceton, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Columbia City.
Born Feb. 7, 1923, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of Drue Dresher and Forest Ethel (Denlinger) Funderburg.
She spent her childhood in Illinois, where she graduated from Elgin High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Ball State University.
Fred L. Nix, 60
Aug. 25, 1951 â€“ Nov. 13, 2011
Fred L. Nix, age 60, of Columbia City, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Born Aug. 25, 1951 in Quebec City, Canada, he was the son of Alfred J. and Marion E. (Trumbower) Nix.
He grew up in Columbia Township and in 1993 moved to his current residence.
He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1969 and worked at Weatherhead/Dana, Columbia City with 28 years of service. He was a member of St. Catherines Catholic Church and was an avid nature and dog lover.