James Laughlin Johnston

James Laughlin Johnston, 93, Columbia City, died at 5:10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 at Miller’s Oak Pointe, after a brief illness. He was born March 22, 1923 in Whitley County, son of the late Homer P. and Ethel (Hill) Johnston. His formative years were spent in Thorncreek … Read More

Vivian L. Keirn

Vivian L. Keirn, 89, Columbia City, died at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 at Miller’s Merry Manor where she had been a resident since October 2016. She was born Oct. 7, 1927 near Pierceton in Kosciusko County, Indiana a daughter of Elmer Marion and Jessie D. (Circle) … Read More

Phyllis A. Myers

Phyllis A. Myers, 88, Columbia City, died at 2 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 at Miller’s at Oak Pointe where she was admitted on Friday. She was born Feb. 13, 1928 in Washington Township, Porter County, a daughter of Asa and Marie A. (Blue) Ross. Her formative years … Read More

Alverda ‘Alvi’ I. Arnold-Swanson

Alverda “Alvie” I. Arnold-Swanson, 89, rural Columbia City, died at 1:34 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne where she was admitted on Thursday. She was born Feb. 5, 1927 in Jefferson Township, Whitley County, a daughter of the late Edward L. … Read More

Betty A. Simon

Betty A. Simon, 84, Larwill, died at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 at Miller’s Merry Manor where she had been a resident since June 2016. She was born Nov. 11, 1932 in Noble County, a daughter of Carroll Franklin and Goldie Arlene (Wood) Goldwood. Her formative years … Read More

Shirley M. Miller

Shirley M. Miller, 79, of Columbia City, died at 11:32 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. She was born Sept. 13, 1937 in Stroh, Ind. a daughter of William M. and Frankie L. (Caskey) Hughes. As a young girl, her family moved … Read More

Marcella Travelbee

Marcella Travelbee, Columbia City, died Wednesday evening, Dec. 14, 2016 at her home. She was born March 28, 1923 in South Bend, a daughter of Glen Aaron and Mary Helen (Shaffer) Arnold. Her formative years were spent in Kosciusko County and South Whitley. She graduated from South Whitley … Read More

George V. Kilgore

George V. Kilgore, Columbia City, died at 3:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 at his home. He was born April 24, 1948 in Millstone, Ky. to  Charles K. and Lula (Baker) Kilgore. As a young boy, his family moved to Columbia City from Kentucky. He completed his education … 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

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