• Auburn,  Waterloo

    Brenda Rickman

    Brenda Rickman Garrett Brenda Sue Rickman, 59, died on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at her home in Garrett. She was born on Aug. 19, 1960, in Columbia City, Indiana. She married Dennis Rickman on Aug. 16, 1994, in Albion, Indiana, and he survives in Garrett. Mrs. Rickman was a homemaker. She also worked at Magnavox in Auburn for 13 years. Also surviving are four children and their spouses, Shane Campbell, of Garrett, Amanda (Martin) Garrett, of Garrett, Brittney and Jesse Cason, of Garrett, and Tr…

  • Auburn,  Waterloo

    ConLei Walworth

    ConLei Walworth LaGrange ConLei Nadine Walworth, age 13, of LaGrange, Indiana passed away surrounded by her loving family after a courageous 9 month battle with cancer (diffuse midline glioma) on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at her Big Turkey Lake home. ConLei was born on December 1, 2006 in Fort Wayne to Christopher and Jill (Engel) Walworth.  She was a 7th grade student at Prairie Heights Middle School.  She was an avid fisherman, golfer, and she played volleyball, baske…

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    Maurice McPheeters

    Maurice McPheeters Garrett GARRETT — Maurice “Moe” McPheeters Jr., died Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at the age of 64, in Garrett, Indiana. He was born April 3, 1955, to Maurice and Mary Lou (Abram) McPheeters, in Garrett, Indiana. He graduated from Garrett High School in 1973. Moe was a talented musician who played bass guitar for several local bands. He was a band member in the Buzzard Band, Story, Sircus, At Last, Cry Wolf, Red Hots, Dux Deluxe, Silver Dollar and Moe Tones. Surviving are his… …

  • Auburn,  Waterloo

    Mildred Hansen

    Mildred Hansen St. Joe ST. JOE – Mildred L. “Millie” Hansen, 100, of St. Joe, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Garrett. She was born December 12, 1919, in Roanoke to the late Ovid and Iva (Sink) Young. Millie was a graduate of Roanoke High School. She went on to get a bachelor’s degree in art from Manchester University and a master’s degree in music from University of St. Francis. She married Omer L. Hansen in 1941, in Baltimore, Maryland, and… ST. JOE – Mild…

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    Chester Campbell

    Chester Campbell Angola ANGOLA – Chester C. Campbell, 89, died Monday, February 10, 2020, at his home in Angola. He was born in Churubusco on December 3, 1930 to the late Clayton W. and Goldie May (Sindel) Campbell. He was a veteran of the United States Army where he served in the Korean War. Chester married Mabel A. Hensinger on December 24, 1968, in Auburn, and she passed away on March 28, 2010. Chester was a truck driver for over 25 years. He was a member of the Angola American Legion Post…

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    Clara Cox

    Clara Cox Corunna – Clara Marie Cox, 78 of Corunna died Friday February 7, 2020 at her home in Corunna. She was born in Auburn on December 24, 1941 to Oscar and Gladys (Curtland) Wells and they have both passed away. Clara married John Cox on November 19, 1960 in Auburn. She retired from Campbells Mushroom Farm in Orland in 1988. After her retirement she went on to being a homemaker and caring for her husband (John) and grandchildren. She also was a crafter and enjoyed participating in making…

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    Clyde Dohner

    Clyde Dohner Auburn Clyde G. Dohner, age 79, of Auburn passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 in Leesburg, Florida. Mr. Dohner was born on February 3, 1941 in Butler to Howard and Jennibell (Whitman) Dohner.  He married Phyllis M. Zimmerman on August 25, 1978 in Butler.  She resides in Auburn. Clyde worked for Universal Tool in Butler for 44 years retiring in 2004.  He was also a DeKalb County farmer for many years.  He loved pony pulling and he was a member of se…

  • Auburn,  Waterloo

    James Lane

    James Lane James Monroe Lane (Jim) after a long battle with Multi Myeloma & Lymphoma Cancer went home to God on the 4th day of February 2020, at the age of 77. In his early years Jim was active in the DeKalb County Indiana community with a Real Estate and Home Building Company founded by his parents. After attending Purdue, Jim returned home to sell Real Estate, build homes and develop subdivisions. In 1985 Jim and Ann decided to relocate to Texas where Jim was employed by a large Interna…

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    Robert Bowman

    Robert Bowman Waterloo Waterloo – Robert Wayne Bowman, 85, passed away Wednesday February 5, 2020 at Parkview DeKalb Hospital in Auburn. Bob was born on October 14, 1934, in DeKalb County to Wayne and Opal Knott Bowman. He started school in a one-room school house in Hamilton, where his mother was his teacher. He then attended school in Ashley and graduated in 1953. He served his country in the U.S. Navy reserves, class of 1953. On August 8, 1957, he married his high school sweetheart, Jean B…

  • Auburn,  Waterloo

    Janice Hartman

    Janice Hartman Ashley-Hudson Janice L. Hartman, age 80, of Ashley-Hudson passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Northern Lakes Nursing Home in Angola.  Mrs. Hartman was born on November 24, 1939 in Saginaw, Michigan to Evert and Jennie (Rosetti) Stevens.  She was a 1957 graduate of St. Charles High School. She met and fell in love with John E. Hartman, they later were married on August 8, 1964 at the Pleasant Chapel Church in Ashley. Jan moved to …

  • Auburn,  Waterloo

    Kenneth “Ken” Kern

    Kenneth “Ken” Kern St. Joe   Kenneth “Ken” Charles Kern, age 88, of St.Joe, Indiana passed away peacefully at home on February 4, 2020.  Ken was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 2, 1931 to Norman and Mildred (Miller) Kern. He moved with his family to Ft. Wayne, Indiana in 1948 to complete his senior year in high school at South Side High School and graduated in 1950.  It was there he met his future wife of 68 years, Patricia J. Pritchett, who preceded him in death in July 30,…

  • Auburn,  Waterloo

    Christian Emenhiser

    Christian Emenhiser Auburn Auburn – Christian Lealan Emenhiser was stillborn Saturday February 1, 2020 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Tabatha (Herold) Emenhiser of Auburn; his grandparents, Gene and Sandy Emenhiser of St. Joe, Barbara Ridge of Fort Wayne, Timothy Herold of Fort Wayne; brothers and sisters, Paige Emenhiser, Noah Emenhiser, and Bella Emenhiser all of Waterloo, Dakota Emenhiser, Kaleb Emenhiser, Savannah Habegger and …

  • Auburn,  Waterloo

    Timothy Shine

    Timothy Shine Garrett Garrett – Timothy J Shine, 75 passed away Wednesday January 29, 2020 at Parkview Randallia Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born December 9, 1944 in Dallas, Texas to Michael Joseph and Eileen (Sheehan) Shine. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran serving in Vietnam from November of 1965 to September of 1967. He was a manager at Brass Boot Company in Houston, Texas retiring in June of 2010. Tim was a member of the First Church of Christ in Garrett and the Garrett American Legi…

  • Auburn,  Waterloo

    Marie Bowerman

    Marie Bowerman Auburn Auburn – Marie Bowerman, passed away Thursday January 30, 2020 at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn. She married Loyal Bowerman in 1940 and he passed away in 2010. Marie and her husband operated Bowerman’s Market for thirty years in downtown Auburn. After retiring she became Executive Director of the DeKalb County American Red Cross for six years. She also organized the blood drives for Indiana Blood Center out of Indianapolis for three years. She organized the first Strawberr…

  • Auburn,  Waterloo

    Florence Traster

    Florence Traster Auburn Auburn – Florence B Traster, 89 of Auburn went home to be with her Lord, Thursday January 30, 2020 at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn. She was born in Kosciusko County in Indiana to Ervin “Perry” and Georgie (Noble) Fender. She worked for the Auburn Rubber Company for 15 years, Rieke Corporation for 20 years and Walmart for 7 years before retiring on April 5, 2010. She was a member of the Ladies of the Moose in Auburn and the Butler Church of Christ. She attended Agape Ass…

  • Auburn,  Waterloo

    Edwin Thomas

    Edwin Thomas Fort Wayne Edwin O’Neal Thomas, age 84, of Fort Wayne and formerly of Garrett passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020 at his Fort Wayne home. He was born on September 18, 1935 in Anniston, Alabama.  Mr. Thomas honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corps from September of 1956 until September of 1958.  He married Judith M. Dwyer on September 18, 1959 in Auburn.  She preceded him in death on January 27, 2019.  Judy was the love of his lif…

  • Auburn,  Waterloo

    Justin Miller

    Justin Miller Ashley Ashley – Justin D Miller, 33 of Ashley died Monday January 27, 2020 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born June 17, 1986 in Auburn. His father is Daniel Sumner of Garrett and his mother is Bonnie Miller and her partner Tom Williford of Waterloo. Justin was a shift Leader at Strategic Material in Ashley. Surviving are his parents, 2 daughters, Joselyn Miller of Butler and Alessia Miller of Ashley; a son Justin D.K. Miller of Butler; 2 step daughters…

  • Auburn,  Waterloo

    Maxine Adkison

    Maxine Adkison Fort Wayne Fort Wayne – Maxine J Adkison, 85 of Fort Wayne died Tuesday January 28, 2020 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born December 5, 1934 in Wilmington Township in DeKalb County to Ora and Bonnie (Cooley) White. Maxine was a Homemaker and was a member of the American Legion Post 47 Ladies Auxiliary in Fort Wayne. She married David L Adkison on March 22, 1980 in Fort Wayne and he survives. She is also survived by 3 sons, Ronald J (Diana) Bookmiller of Fort Wayne…

  • Auburn,  Waterloo

    Steven Wasson

    Steven Wasson Avilla Avilla – Steven J Wasson, 55 passed away Sunday January 26, 2020 at his home in Avilla. He was born November 7, 1964 in Auburn to the late Jean and Hilda (McNamara) Wasson. He was a former employee of Lance’s Supermarket in Garrett where he worked as a Butcher in the meat Department. Steve was an avid Bears Fan and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors. He married Sharon Gingery on October 11, 1986 in Garrett and she preceded him in death on November 20, 200…

  • Auburn,  Waterloo

    Ginger Fifield

    Ginger Fifield Fremont Fremont – Ginger A. Fifield, 59, of Fremont, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born February 2, 1960, in Flint, Michigan to Gordon S. and Nancy E. (Kolloff) Bowen. Ginger worked in production for Hudson Industries for 14 years and then for Bunch’s ShopRite as a cashier for 15 years, retiring in 2006. She was a member of the Sonlight Community Church. She also was a member of the American Legion Post 257 of…

  • Auburn,  Waterloo

    Andrea Perkowski

    Andrea Perkowski Garrett Andrea D. Perkowski, age 48, of Garrett passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at her Garrett home with her family by her side. Andrea was born on April 14, 1971 in Garrett to Herbert and Judith (Muzzillo) Fields.  She was a 1989 graduate of Garrett High School.      She married Darrin Perkowski on May 7, 2016 in Huntertown.  He resides in Garrett. Andrea has worked as a mortgage banker financing people’s dreams for the last 25 ye…

  • Auburn,  Waterloo

    Jonathan Houser

    Jonathan Houser Garrett Jonathan D. Houser, 32, of Garrett, passed away Friday, January 24, 2020, at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. He was born May 12, 1987, in Auburn. Jonathan was a 2005 graduate of Garrett High School. He worked at Rent-A-Center in Kendallville as a credit manager. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garrett. Jonathan was a gamer. He loved music and loved singing. He also loved art, holidays, family time and his dog, Zeus. He had a very kind he…