Whitley County

Freida Irene Nichols

Freida Irene Nichols, 98, Columbia City, passed away at 10:45 a.m. Friday, May 12 at her home. Born January 22, 1919 in Huntington, she was the daughter of Clarence Harrison and Ethel Mae  (Reiger) Miller. Irene graduated from Huntington High School with the Class of 1937. During the … Read More

Mason Phonsavanh

Mason Phonsavanh, 31, Fort Wayne and formerly of Columbia City, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017 on the trails of Winona Lake. Born Oct. 30, 1985 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Deng “Dan” and Lorraine (Moog) Phonsavanh. He grew up in Fort … Read More

Betty Mardel Meehan

Betty Mardel Meehan, 90, of Columbia City, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Miller’s Merry Manor where she had been a resident since July 2016. She was born November 24, 1926 in Fort Wayne, Ind. a daughter of Ralph Henry and Rosa Belle (Thurber) Work … Read More

David B. Diffendarfer

David B. Diffendarfer, 94, died at 8:10 a.m. Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City. He was born on May 18, 1922 in Columbia City a son of the late Verne, Sr. and Anne (Carter) Diffendarfer. He grew up in Columbia City and graduated from … Read More

Lloyd E. Montz

Lloyd E. Montz, 100, died at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Community Northview Care Center, Anderson. He was born on Dec. 22, 1916 in Whitley County a son of the late Clarence and Susie (Bentz) Montz. He grew up in Washington Township and graduated from Washington … Read More

Mary Cathaleen Hemminger

Mary Cathaleen “Cathie” Hemminger, 92, went to be with the Lord on April 26, 2017 at her home in Bremen. Cathie was born Oct. 18, 1924 in Columbia City to the late Lewis and Viola (Bechtold) Rouch. On June 29, 1947, she married Howell “Holly” Hemminger. She and … Read More