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February 19th, 2015

Benjamin Beerwert, 91

February 19, 2015

Feb. 24, 1923 — Feb. 17, 2015
Benjamin Burton Beerwert, 91, of Columbia City, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Columbia City. Born Feb. 24, 1923 in Thorncreek Township, he was the son of August and Lula (Beeching) Beerwert.

February 18th

Terry L. Goodrich, 74

February 18, 2015

Feb. 10, 1941 — Feb. 16, 2015
Terry L. Goodrich, 74, of South Whitley, died at 2:08 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 at his home.
He was born Feb. 10, 1941 in Granville, Ohio a son of the late Robert and Dorothy (Bonnett) Goodrich. His formative years were spent in Granville. The family later moved to Columbia City where he graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1959. He then earned his associates degree in accounting from International Business College in Fort Wayne.

Marcia Carter, 54

February 18, 2015

Feb. 14, 1961 — Feb. 16, 2015
Marcia Carter, 54, of Columbia City, passed away at 12:35 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born Feb. 14, 1961 in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Paul T. Hile and Martha J. (Fosnaugh) Streby.
She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1979.

February 16th

Betty J. Gaylord, 86

February 16, 2015

Jan. 13, 1929 — Feb. 13, 2015
Betty J. Gaylord, 86, of Bause Lake, Noble County, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 at her home.
She was born Jan. 13, 1929 in Whitley County, a daughter of Robert F. and Tacy B. (Hill) Baker. She graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1948.
On May 31, 1941 she was united in marriage to Robert E. “Bud” Gaylord. They made their home in Ormas. Mr. Gaylord died Feb. 16, 1992.
She is survived by her son, James Leroy Gaylord, of Cromwell; and a sister, Ellen (Robert) Kellogg, of Greensboro, N.C.
There will be no visitation or service.

February 12th

Rosalie Kreider, 91

February 12, 2015

Sept. 1, 1923 — Feb. 9, 2015
Rosalie Kreider, 91, formerly of Cleveland Township, died at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 at Peabody Home in North Manchester where she became a resident in June 2012.
She was born Sept. 1, 1923 in Wabash County, a daughter of Carl and Gladys (Bentz) Wendel. Her formative years were spent in South Whitley. She graduated from South Whitley High School in 1941.
On May 31, 1941 she was united in marriage to Samuel T. Kreider. They made their home for a brief period of time south of Liberty Mills then to a farm in Cleveland Township. Mr. Kreider died Oct. 4, 2010.

February 11th

Rose Mary Koldewey, 94

February 11, 2015

Dec. 7, 1920 — Feb. 8, 2015
Rose Mary Louise Koldewey, 94, of Columbia City, passed away Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015.
Born Dec. 7, 1920, in Allen County, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Louise Schoppman and was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne.
She is survived by her children, Kenneth Koldewey and Sharon (Steve) Hostetler; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her husband Paul H. Koldewey in 1996.

Roger Don Snyder, 74

February 11, 2015

Sept. 15, 1940 — Feb. 5, 2015
Roger Don Snyder of Steelville, Mo. was born Sunday, Sept. 15, 1940 in Pontiac, Mich. to George William Snyder and Alma Alice Simpson Snyder. He passed away Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 at the age of 74.
Roger attended school in Columbia City, then entered the United States Navy where he served our country in the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged from Sasebo, Japan. He spoke fluent Japanese.

February 10th

Gary L. Kirkman, 61

February 10, 2015

March 5, 1953 — Feb. 9, 2015
Gary L. Kirkman, 61, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:38 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 at his home. Born March 5, 1953 in Des Moines, Iowa, he was the son of Gerald L. and Ruby E. (Gerhart) Kirkman.
He graduated from Des Moines Tech High School with the Class of 1972. Gary worked at Des Moines General Hospital for 28 years and Babes Restaurant in Des Moines. He enjoyed collecting Coca-Cola items and watching Soaps and wrestling.

February 9th

Carolyn Olinger, 81

February 9, 2015

April 3, 1933 — Feb. 7, 2015
Carolyn Olinger, 81, of North Webster passed away on Feb. 7, 2015. She was born April 3, 1933 in Fort Wayne to Albert and Irene (Kelley) Loshe.
She grew up in Fort Wayne and attended Catholic Public Schools. She retired from ITT Corporation in Fort Wayne after 42 years of service. She also formerly served as the president for the union and moved to the North Webster area over 20 years ago.
She was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Church in Pierceton, and formerly attended the St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Fort Wayne.

Harold L. Schauber, 82

February 9, 2015

Oct. 5, 1932 — Feb. 5, 2015
Harold L. Schauber, 82, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 at his home. Born Oct. 5, 1932 in Clay City, he was the son of Herschel and Alberta (Schafer) Schauber.
He spent his childhood in Clay City from 1932-1948 and also spent time in Terre Haute and Fort Wayne before moving to a family farm in rural Whitley County. Harold graduated from Fort Wayne North Side with the Class of 1950 and from International Business College with the Class of 1952.

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