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Virginia Rose Wiseman, 82, of Columbia City, passed away at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born May 9, 1928 in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of Roland â€śVictorâ€ť Phend and Hazlette (Brubaker) Ferguson.
She lived in Columbia City and Larwill, until her marriage, then moved to Tippecanoe Township, Kosciusko County, then moving to Noble County and later in life moving back to Columbia City. She graduated from Larwill High School with the Class of 1946. She worked with her mother at the â€śDairy Barâ€ť in North Webster and then worked for Group Dekko for 28 years at different locations. She was a member of the American Legion Auxilary Post 253 in North Webster.
Survivors include a son, Charles Douglas (Vicky) Wiseman of Apple Valley, Minn.; one daughter, Rebeckah R. Wiseman of Pierceton and a son, Jack L. (Beesa) Wiseman of Pierceton; 10 grandchildren including Tami Miller, who was reared by her grandmother and in return Tami became her caregiver late in life; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two sisters, Patricia Reiff of Warsaw and Shirley Webber of Rockville, Md.; one brother, Bill (Connie) Phend of Fort Wayne.
She is preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Teresa J. Plybon, sister, Phyllis Mitchell and great-grandson, Logan Wiseman.
Visitation is from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Reverend Marilyn Gebert officating. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Larwill.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given of Mrs. Wisemanâ€™s to The Beamon Home and Passages. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.