Charlotte Joyce Willson, 88, Columbia City passed away suddenly at 12:24 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017 at her home. She was born on July 17, 1928 in Auburn, the daughter of Wilbur W. and Genevieve (Gloy) Hamman. She graduated from Ossian High School with the Class of 1946. … Read More


Maria L. Perez, 75, Columbia City, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born on July 20, 1941 in Coahuila, Mexico, she was the daughter of Rafael and Julia (Escalera) Martinez. On November 8, 1987 Maria married Lorenzo Perez in Columbia City. She was … Read More

Infant Everett Rhys Brineman

Infant Everett Rhys Brineman, was delivered weighing 3 pounds, 10 ounces at 16 ½” tall at 10:20 a.m., on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City. He is survived by a loving family including his parents, Roger Brineman, of Fort Wayne and Cameron Garza, … Read More

Alice Marie Davis

Alice Marie Davis, 85, Columbia City, passed away at 8:11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 at her home. Born July 21, 1931 in Corydon, she was the daughter of William R. and Frances (Froman) Pease. She attended New Amsterdam School in Corydon and moved to Ohio and on … Read More

Doris Ann Goldner — UPDATED

Doris Ann Goldner, Columbia City, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 with her children by her side. Survivors include her children, Katrina Tendziegloski of Warsaw; Melissa Tendziegloski of Columbia City; John Goldner of Pierceton; Misty Reynolds of Columbia City; and Troy Goldner of Columbia City; sisters: Deawanna … Read More

Mary E. Thomas

Mary E. Thomas, 85, South Whitley, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home. Born Nov. 12, 1931 in Whitley County, she was the daughter of Harry R., Sr. and W. Joyce (Reed) Bollinger. While attending Washington Center High School, she worked as an … 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

Wyatt Arthur Loe

Wyatt Arthur Loe, infant son of Victoria Loe, was stillborn at 4:38 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, at Parkview Whitley Hospital. Additional survivors include his sisters: Arianna; and Ellianna; grandparents: Janice Zammetti; and Bobby Hersha; great-grandmother: Mary Lou Loe.  He was preceded in death by a great-grandfather: Arthur … Read More

William ‘Bill’ L. Gipe

William “Bill” L. Gipe, 83, Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at his home. Born June 24, 1932, in Bluffton, he was the only son of Earl E. and Zora (Shock) Gipe. He grew up alongside his older sisters, Evelyn, Eileen, Helen, Bonita and Dortha and … Read More

Robert ‘Bob’ Dunn

In many respects, Robert “Bob” Dunn defined the meaning of devoted husband and family man. His dedication to his family was without end, and his passions and various interests exemplified Bob’s one of a kind nature. Ever loyal and trustworthy, Bob was someone with whom others could rely … Read More

Wayne F. Phillips

Wayne F. Phillips, 74, Larwill, passed away at 5:55 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2016, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City. Born July 15, 1941, at the family’s home in Pierceton, he was the son of Frank and Hazel (Elder) Phillips. He attended Pierceton High School and married Judy … Read More

Julie J. Kissinger

Julie J. Kissinger, Columbia City, passed away at 5:39 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2016, at her home. All who knew Julie Kissinger would agree that she was truly beautiful on the inside and out. She was hardworking but she knew how to play just as hard and she … Read More

Shawn E. Gibson

Shawn E. Gibson, 56, Larwill, passed away at 1:17 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at his home. Born Nov. 28, 1959, in Columbia City, he was the son of Jesse L. Gibson and Diana S. (Wood) Bagley. Shawn attended Columbia City Joint High School before moving to Florida. … Read More

Terry Lynn Frye

Terry Lynn Frye, 65, of Columbia City, passed away at 7:37 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at Parkview Whitley Hospital. When reflecting on the life of Terry Frye, words such as hardworking, compassionate, and fun-loving come to mind, however, perhaps the word that most accurately paints the picture of … Read More