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December 9th

Margaret Graham, 92

December 9, 2014

Dec. 17, 1921 — Dec. 8, 2014
Margaret B. Graham, 92, of Columbia City, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2014.
She was born Dec. 17, 1921 a daughter of Elijah and Nellie H. (Schieferdecker) Osborne.
Surviving relatives include two sons, Charles (Linda) Graham of Fort Wayne and Rodney (Kathy) Graham of Columbia City; two grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a great great granddaughter; and a sister, Dorothy Eileen Neilson of Sterling Ill.
In addition to her husband, Darrell E. Graham, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Lee Osborne and Gene Osborne.

Tammy Horne, 51

December 9, 2014

Feb. 26, 1963 — Dec. 6, 2014
Tammy Lynn Horne, 51, of Columbia City passed away at 5:27 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born on Feb. 26, 1963 in Mount Sterling, Ky., she was the daughter of George and Rebecca (Banks) Crump.

December 8th

William Whittenberger, 69

December 8, 2014

Sept. 3, 1945 — Dec. 5, 2014
William R. “Bill” Whittenberger, age 69, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 6:07 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Born on Sept. 3, 1945 in Columbia City, he was the son of Arthur Leroy and Florence Marie Dorothy (Kerch) Whittenberger.
He attended Arcola schools and graduated from Arcola High School with the Class of 1963. Most of Bill’s working career was spent in various jobs that ended in troubleshooting after working his way up the ranks at International Harvester in Fort Wayne.

John “Bennie” Herr, 97

December 8, 2014

April. 17, 1917 — Dec. 6, 2014
John Benjamin “Bennie” Herr, Jr. age 97, of Columbia City, left for his heavenly home, surrounded by his loving family and caregivers at 7:42 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City. Born on April 17, 1917 in Whitley County he was the son of John Benjamin and Ada Florence (Trimmer) Herr, Sr.

December 5th

Joan M. Wilhelm, 75

December 6, 2014

Joan M. Wilhelm, 75
Jan. 6, 1939 - Dec. 3, 2014
Joan M. Wilhelm, 75, of Fort Wayne, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 with family by her side.
She was born to the late Gustave Aloysius and Agnes Strock Stoeckley on Jan. 6, 1939 in Fort Wayne. Joan graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1957 and married the late David J. Wilhelm in 1958.

Charles F. Wildey, 76

December 6, 2014

Charles F. Wildey, 76
Dec. 31, 1955 - Dec. 4, 2014
Charles F. Wildey, 76, passed away Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 at Dupont Hospital.
Born in Allen County, Ind., Charles worked with Zollner Pistons for over 30 years, before retiring. He also was a part- time security guard for several years. He enjoyed his Harley motorcycles, working on cars, as well as hunting and fishing.

Harold M. King, 85

December 5, 2014

Harold M. King, 85
March 10, 1929 — Dec. 5, 2014
Harold M. King, 85, a lifelong resident of South Whitley, died Friday morning, Dec. 5, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne where he was admitted on Nov. 25th.
He was born March 10, 1929 in South Whitley the son of Cecil M. and Florence E. (Bumgardner) King. He graduated from South Whitley High School.
On Oct. 6, 1950 he was united in marriage to Yvonne D. Overmyer.
During the Korean War he served in the United States Army.

Clarence Hinen, 78

December 5, 2014

Clarence Hinen, 78
May 6, 1936 — Dec. 4, 2014
Clarence Eugene “Blondie” Hinen, 78, of Jefferson Township, Whitley County passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 at his home with his son and daughter at his side. He had been in failing health.
He was born May 6, 1936 in Whitley County, a son of the late Henry and Irene (Pequignot) Hinen. He spent his formative years in Jefferson Township and graduated from Jefferson Center High School.

December 4th

Kody McQueen, 23

December 4, 2014

June 12, 1991 — Nov. 10, 2014
Kody Troylee McQueen, 23, of Huntington, W. Va., passed away on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014.
He was born June 12, 1991 in Winchester, W. Va., a son of Kevin McQueen, of Columbia City and Bobbie Neely of Huntington, W. Va.
He is also survived by one sister, Jessica Ashton McQueen; one brother, Dale Hunter McQueen; grandparents, Jim and Susan McQueen; great-grandparents, Alice McQueen and Norma Sheets, of Columbia City.
He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, James McQueen Sr. and Morris Sheets; uncles, Eddie Lee and Dale Lee of Indiana.

Derek Bridegam, 26

December 4, 2014

Jan. 5, 1988 — Dec. 1, 2014
Derek Bradley Bridegam, 26, of Columbia City, Ind. passed away at 11:24 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born on Jan. 5, 1988 in Columbia City, Derek was the son of Carl M. and Debbie (Leininger) Bridegam.

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