Archive - Obituary
November 18th, 2011
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Robert E. Teusch, 81, of rural Columbia City, died at 7:35 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne where he was admitted Nov. 9.
He was born Dec. 20, 1929, in Huntington County, a son of Edward J. and Odelia (Ness) Teusch.
His formative years were spent in Jefferson Township and Union Township. He graduated from Jefferson Center School.
From Feb. 7, 1951, until Jan. 8, 1953, he served in the U.S. Army.
On Jan. 21, 1956, he was united in marriage to Marilee J. Miller.
Lena E. Runkle, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away Nov. 16, 2011, at Coventry Meadows.
She was born on Thursday, Dec. 18, 1919, in Montpelier.
She was the daughter of the late John Andrew Fitch and the late Julia (Weinrich) Fitch.
She married Nelson D. (Pete) Runkle on Nov. 13, 1937.
He preceded her in death in 2007.
She attended First Missionary Chuch. Mrs. Runkle worked a number of years at W.T. Grant and K-Mart .
She especially enjoyed her family, pets and flowers.
Dorothy E. Cunningham, 84, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 at 2:03 a.m. at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Born April 25, 1927 in Allen County, she was the daughter of Edgar L. and Leona R. â€ťMaryâ€ť (Pike) Heinkel.
On June 29, 1957, she married James L. Cunningham.
Survivors include her daughters, Debbie R. Minich and Carolyn Cunningham both of Fort Wayne; Theresa L. Luke of Altha, Fla.; sisters and brother, Celeste Saalfrank of Fort Wayne; Edgar L. Heinkel, Jr. of Fort Wayne; Cecile Dills of Mississippi; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Catherine C. Gilbert, 68, of South Whitley, died at 2:29 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at Sycamore Village, Fort Wayne where she had been a resident for the past three years.
She was born Feb. 4, 1943, in Wabash County, a daughter of Victor and Ruth (Tschantz) Walter.
Her formative years were spent in North Manchester. She graduated from North Manchester High School in 1961.
On Aug. 29, 1965, she was united in marriage to Donald D. Gilbert. They have always made their home in Whitley County moving to their farm in 1972.
Rose McClain, 88
Dec. 3, 1922 â€” Nov. 15, 2011
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Rose E. â€śRosieâ€ť McClain, 88, of Columbia City, died at 9:13 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 at her home.
She was born Dec. 3, 1922 in Terre Haute, a daughter of Floyd and Pearl (Stultz) King.
She graduated from Otter Creek High School in North Terre Haute and completed her education at Ravenscroft Beauty College.
On June 5, 1941 she married William Woodruff Collyear.
They made their home in Indianapolis before moving to Columbia City in 1942. In 1943, they moved to a farm in Columbia Township.
Mr. Collyear died July 19, 1957.
Eileen Andrews, 94
March 15, 1917 â€” Oct. 18, 2011
Eileen A. Andrews, 94 a resident of Decatur, Ind. and a former 30-year resident of Columbia City, died at 6:05 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 at the Woodcrest Nursing Center, in Decatur.
She was born March 15, 1917, in Decatur to Lottie and Verda (Bigham) Jackson who are both deceased.
Eileen was united in marriage to John Andrews on Nov. 27, 1938, in Decatur he passed away in 1996.
Pamela Reece, 63
Dec. 2, 1947 â€” Nov. 8, 2011
Pamela J. Reece, 63, of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at her residence.
Born Dec. 2, 1947, in Fort Wayne, she had been the administrative assistant and a member of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church for over 13 years.
Margie Hollenbaugh, 68
Nov. 23, 1942 â€” Nov. 10, 2011
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Margie J. Hollenbaugh, 68, of Columbia City, died Thursday morning, Nov. 10, 2011, in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, following a brief illness.
She was born Nov. 23, 1942, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Robert and Lenore (Varner) Poffenberger.
She graduated from Columbia City High School and attended Hillsdale College in Michigan.
On Aug. 24, 1963, she was united in marriage to Jerald L. â€śJerryâ€ť Hollenbaugh.
She worked as a teacherâ€™s aide at Marshall Middle School for 15 years.
Sandra Peters, 51
June 24, 1960 â€” Nov. 10, 2011
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Sandra L. Peters, 51, of Columbia City, died at 12:44 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at Parkview Main Hospital, Fort Wayne where she was admitted Oct. 31.
She was born June 24, 1960, in Detroit, Mich., a daughter of Chester A. and Mildred M. (Mitchell) Sample.
In 1972, the family moved to Columbia City.
She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1978. She completed an associates degree in accounting at International Business College in Fort Wayne.
Brian Langmeier, 44
May 12, 1967 â€” Nov. 10, 2011
Brian Allen Langmeier, 44, of Columbia City, and formerly of Chillicothe, Ohio, passed away at 5:20 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born May 12, 1967, in Janesville, Wisc. he was the son of Albert Arthur and Garnet R. (Gavin) Langmeier.
He attended Parker Senior High School and completed his education at Madison Area Tech College.
His formative years were spent in Wisconsin.