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Everett C. Targgart, 80, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor Inc., Columbia City. Born July 13, 1930 in Noble County, he was a son of Dewey and Myrta (Winebrenner) Targgart.
He was raised in Noble County near Burr Oak and Merriam. After his marriage to Donna Holbrook June 25, 1954 they moved to Columbia City for two years. In 1956 they moved to Noble County and lived there until 1969 when they moved back to Columbia City and have lived there since. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School with the Class of 1948.
He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and he received a Bronze Star for heroism in the Battle of Old Baldy. He worked for Dana Weatherhead in Columbia City from 1951-1966, then at Sinclair Oil Distribution for four years with his father-in-law. From 1970-1992 he worked at Dana Distribution in Churubusco and after his retirement in 1992 he worked for Columbia City High School, drove the Senior Citizen Van, worked as a janitor for Columbia City United Methodist Church, and at Shindigz in South Whitley. He was a member of the Columbia City United Methodist Church, American Legion, AARP and former member of the Eagles and Moose.
Survivors include his wife, Donna J. Targgart of Columbia City; daughter, Sharon (Kelly) Taulbee of Columbia City; son, Daniel (Anita) Targgart of Columbia City; three grandsons, Stephan (Tiffany) Taulbee, Jason Taulbee and Joel Targgart, all of Columbia City; and one great-granddaughter, Mackenzie Taulbee.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Herschel Targgart.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor David Arnold of Columbia City United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Christian Chapel Cemetery, 4115 South U.S. 33, Merriam.
Memorials may be given in Mr. Targgartâ€™s memory to Columbia City United Methodist Church Prayer Room. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.