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Dolores V. Trammel, 95, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:45 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born May 3, 1917, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Roudolph J. and Gertrude A. (Jordan) Harpel.
She attended the Fort Wayne School system. She married Lauren Trammel in Fort Wayne. An Allen County resident until the 1960s, she moved to Noble County, and recently moved to Whitley County to live with her children.
She retired from Tokheim Corp., Albion. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Albion.
Surviving relatives include her daughters, Donna (Carl) Robinson of Decatur and Gloria (Clarence â€śBudâ€ť) Dean of Columbia City; sons, Duane (Bev) Trammel of Rome City and Larry (Karen) Trammel of Oregon: 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren and former daughter-in-law, Sharon Trammel of Fort Wayne.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lauren Trammel and brothers, Raymond, Jack and Wayne Harpel.
Visitation will be held Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City. The funeral service will be held Saturday, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. The burial will follow the service at St. Maryâ€™s Cemetery, Avilla.
Memorials may be given in memory of Mrs. Trammel to the family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book