Archive - Obituary
January 18th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Marjorie M. Judd, 79, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:13 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born March 15, 1932, in Noble County, she was the daughter of Chris H. and Dorothy B. (Ringler) Lehman.
She lived in Noble County until the age of nine, moving with her family to Whitley County where she attended Columbia City High School.
On July 16, 1949, she married Dale E. Judd in Columbia City.
Lawrence Richard â€śDickâ€ť Schwartz, 85, of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Riverbend Health Care.
He was born March 5, 1926, in Fort Wayne to the late James and Estella (Myer) Schwartz.
Mr. Schwartz retired from Phelps Dodge as superintendent of maintenance in 1985.
He was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, American Legion #241, and the VFW after serving in the Army during World War II.
Nellie R. Boyer, 95, of Little Cedar Lake, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at her home.
She was born July 26, 1916, in Huntington County, a daughter of Frank and Grace (Plasterer) Pasko.
Her formative years were spent in Union Township, Huntington County. She graduated from Union Township High School.
On Nov. 9, 1935, she was united in marriage to Roger B. Boyer. They made their home on the Eckman Farm in Rock Creek Township, Huntington County until 1945 when they moved to a farm in Lancaster Township.
Richard D. â€śDickâ€ť Mitchell, 81, of Warsaw, died at 8:10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 8, 1930, in El Paso, Texas to Oda E. & Zola Iva (Reeg) Mitchell.
He was a U.S. Marine veteran and was married Feb. 14, 1981, in Warsaw to Sue Ann (Donnelly) Ray who survives.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Richard K. Bishop, 74, of Columbia City, died at 10:22 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at The Oaks Living Center.
He was born Sept. 5, 1937, in Chicago, a son of William and Helen (Blain) Bishop.
On July 22, 1962, he was united in marriage to Sondra Kay Simpson.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Mary E. Leazier, 84, formerly of Big Lake, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 10, 2012, at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor where she had been a resident since June 2008.
She was born July 16, 1927, in Huntington, a daughter of John L. and Louise K. (Stark) Slusser Sr.
In 1944, her family moved to Big Lake from Huntington. She completed her education at Wolf Lake High School.
During World War II, she worked at General Electric. She was also employed at South Whitley Products, Wolf Lake Products and Knapp Lake Products.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Carol â€śDarleneâ€ť Kneller, age 83, of Columbia City, IN passed away at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Parkview Oaks Nursing Home, Columbia City.
Born Dec. 14, 1928, in Syracuse, she was the daughter of Chester and Margaret (Poscharscky) Miller.
She graduated from Syracuse High School with the class of 1947.
She has been a resident of Whitley County since her marriage to Jack L. Kneller on Feb. 14, 1948, in Syracuse. She retired from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Columbia City, as a clerk.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Daniel Rosas Torres, 85, of Columbia City, passed away at 11 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Born on March 20, 1926, in Hondo, Texas, he was the son of Frutoso and Maria Rita (Rosas) Torres.
He was raised in Texas and in 1948 moved to Columbia City.
His first marriage was to Celia â€śSallyâ€ť Martinez in 1948 in Eagle Pass, Texas and his second marriage was to Anna Marie Karolina Pohl on June 7, 1984 in North Carolina.
Hazel Eloise Kemery Kotrba, 80, passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at the Golden Living Center, Lansing, Kan.
Mrs. Kotrba was born Aug. 26, 1931, in Columbia City to parents Chauncey and Susie Kemery.
She traveled extensively in the United States and later resided in West Germany. She moved to Leavenworth, Kan., where she lived with her daughterâ€™s family since December, 1983.
Mrs. Kotrba worked and volunteered at various places and church organizations. She is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Leavenworth, Kan.
Angelo L. Marcano, 48, of Fort Wayne, died at 5:22 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, in Cleveland.
He was born in Southbridge, Mass. Dec. 27, 1963, a son of Carlos and Felicita (Cruz) Marcano. On Oct. 15, 2006, he was married in Fort Wayne to Rebecca â€śBeckyâ€ť Marcano. She survives.