Robert Fessenden, 62

Robert Eugene Fessenden, 62, of Columbia City, passed away at 2:33 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.Born June 1, 1949 in Oceanport, N.J., he was the son of Bradley Merton and Loella Blanche (Pressler) Fessenden.He lived in the Larwill and Columbia City areas. He graduated from Larwill High School with the Class of 1967 and attended college for one year. On May 27, 1969 he began working at Dana Corporation, Fort Wayne retiring as a group leader June 1, 2000. He was a member of the VROC-Motorcycle Club.Survivors include his son, Mark S. (Carol) Hicks of Columbia City; daughters, Rebecca G. Boggs and Beth D. (Bobby) Lang, both of Columbia City; step-sons, Jeff and Larry (Meg) Hicks both of Columbia City; 13 grandchildren. His parents preceded him in death.Visitation is noon to 2 p.m. Sunday with the funeral service immediately following calling at 2 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City with Pastor Russell Riley officiating.Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Larwill. Memorial gifts may be given in memory of Mr. Fessenden to the American Cancer Society.Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Please visit to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.