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February 18th, 2015

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.

Daniel C. Krider, 61

February 9, 2015

Jan. 13, 1954 — Feb. 6, 2015
Daniel C. Krider, 61, a lifelong resident of Collins, died at 5:14 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He had battled cancer for nine years.
He was born Jan. 13, 1954 in Luckey Hospital in Wolf Lake, one of 13 children of Clyde LeRoy and Juanita J. (Friend) Krider Sr. He graduated from Churubusco High School.
In addition to grain and hog farming, he retired from Local Laborers Union #213 and CCI.
On March 27, 1999 he was united in marriage to Stephanie D. (Arick) Moore.

February 6th

Pat Leon Bowman, 86

February 6, 2015

March 17, 1928 — Feb. 4, 2015
Pat Leon Bowman, 86, of Columbia City, passed away peacefully at his residence at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. Born March 17, 1928 in Noble County, he was the son of Don and Lottie Lucile (Smyser) Bowman.
Pat grew up on Smalley Lake, Washington Township, Noble County and attended Wolf Lake and graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1946. He played baseball in high school and was drafted by the St. Louis Brown Baseball team, but developed the “Tommy John Arm” a torn tendon in his elbow and had to resign.

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