Robert L. Shoda

Robert L. Shoda, 78, Columbia City, passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 13, 2016 at his home. Born Feb. 14, 1938 in Whitley County, he was the son of Robert Lewis and Rowena (Wolfe) Shoda. Bob played basketball for Coesse High School and graduated in 1957. On Jan. 5, … Read More

Stephen B. ‘Diff’ Diffendarfer— UPDATED

Stephen B. “Diff” Diffendarfer, 69, Leesburg, passed away at 1:10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at Mason Health & Rehab in Warsaw. He was born May 11, 1947 in Wolf Lake to David B. and Garnet E. (Walker) Diffendarfer. He grew up in Columbia City, graduated in 1965 … Read More

Elaine J. Hochstetler

Elaine J. Hochstetler, 68, rural Columbia City, died at 4:27 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born March 9, 1948 in Wolf Lake, a daughter of Malcolm and Elizabeth (Randall) Baker. Her formative years were spent in Kimmell and Wolf Lake areas. … Read More

Haley Centers

Haley Centers, 88, formerly of Columbia City, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2016 at Cridersville Healthcare Center outside of Lima, Ohio. She was born March 8, 1928 in Johnson County, Ky. a daughter of the late Lee and Cassie (Jackson) Gibson. Her formative years were spent in Johnson County. … Read More

Scott L. Wasilewski

Scott L. Wasilewski, 69, Columbia City, died at 1:22 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 at Miller’s Merry Manor where he had been a resident since March 2015. He was born Oct. 11, 1947 in Havannah, Ill., a son of James Seth and Beverly (Pottorf) Wasilewski. His formative years … Read More

Jonathan Shepler

Jonathan Shepler, 16, Churubusco, passed away at 2:48 p.m. Dec. 6, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. He was born July 21, 2000 in Fort Wayne, the son of Mark Shepler and Jodi (Gump) Shepler. Jon spent his formative years in Churubusco, and was a Sophomore at Churubusco … Read More

Roger E. Kelley — UPDATED

Roger E. Kelley, 84, Columbia City, passed away at 2:08 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City. Born Aug. 16, 1932 in Churubusco, he was the son of Harry A and Lillie (Phillips) Kelley. He graduated from Churubusco High School with the Class of … Read More

Eloise S. Juillerat

Eloise S. Juillerat, 95, formerly of Churubusco, died at 10:25 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 at Sacred Heart Home in Avilla where she had been a resident since October 2011. She was born Sept. 21, 1921 in Whitley County, a daughter of Ratio “Ted” and Callie (Herstel) Smith. … Read More

Edna Helen ‘Etta’ Heininger

Edna Helen “Etta” Heininger, 91, Columbia City, died at 10:06 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at Miller’s Merry Manor where she had been a resident since March 22, 2013. She was born March 21, 1925 in Philadelphia, Penn., a daughter of John and Helen (Stanley) Knowles. She graduated … Read More

Helen Ryverse Arnston

Helen Ryerse Arntson, 102, formerly of Columbia City, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 in Traverse City, Mich. where she lived the past eleven years. She was born Jan. 12, 1914 in St. Ignace, Mich., a daughter of Fred Graeme and Edna (Martin) Ryerse. She graduated from LaSalle High … Read More

Judy C. Hill-Boocher

Judy C. Hill-Boocher, 67, passed away on Nov. 30, 2016, at 9:07 p.m. in Bloomington. She was born on July 26, 1949 in Fort Wayne, to Carl and Hazel (Christman) Oliver. Judy spent her formative years in Columbia City and graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in … Read More

Evelyn D. Sheets

Evelyn D. Sheets, 98 of Columbia City, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Huntington When reflecting on the life of Evelyn D. Sheets, it is easy to see that she was all about family. She was a hardworking woman in everything she … Read More

Harlan E. Hull

Harlan E. Hull, 62, a lifelong Columbia Township resident, died at 5:03 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne following a surgical heart procedure. He was born Jan. 13, 1954 in Columbia City, a son of Treverse W.J. and Lela R. (Culp) Hull. He … Read More