Norma F. Parker Curless

Norma F. Parker Curless, 94, Columbia City, died at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 15, at Miller’s Merry Manor where she had been a resident since March. She was born April 17, 1922, in Elwood, a daughter of John Alvia and Edna Ruth (Hartin) Hurst. Her formative years were … Read More


Eugene “Gene” Arthur Koch, 72, Rochester, passed away at 9:39 p.m., Thursday, April 13, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester. Gene was born in Rochester May 6, 1944. He was the treasured son of  James Russell “Ted” and Frances E. Martin Koch. Growing up he shared his childhood with … Read More

Burneida May Hodson-UPDATED

Burneida May Hodson, 95, Columbia City, passed away Wednesday, April 12, at Miller’s at Oak Pointe. Born Feb.17, 1922, in Jefferson Township, she was the daughter of Albert F. and Ruth (Gardner) Loutzenhiser. She graduated Jefferson Center High School class of 1940 and attended Warner’s Beauty College and … Read More

Everett E. Fought

Everett E. Fought, 79, Goshen, died Monday, April 10, at Goshen Hospital. He was born Oct. 30, 1937, in Noble County to Owen and Irene (Nelson) Fought. Surviving is a son: Kermit (Kelly) Fought, Goshen; three brothers: Ernest (Wilma) Fought, Warsaw; and Byron (Marilyn) Fought; and Harold (Sallie) … Read More