Archive for December, 2011

Ernest J. Remaklus 1936 – 2011

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Remaklus, Ernest_0001Ernest J. Remaklus, 75, a resident of Churubusco, passed away at 1:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2011, at Provena Sacred Heart, Avilla, after a brief illness.  

 Ernest was born in Fort Wayne on October 16, 1936, a son of Paul and Alvira (Schmit) Remaklus. He spent his formative years in Fort Wayne graduating from Central Catholic High School in 1954. After high school he served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, stationed three years in Germany.

 On October 2, 1983 he was married in Fort Wayne to Glenda Boschet. The couple moved to their current residence in 1996.

 Mr. Remaklus retired as an inspector from Dana Corporation April 30, 1999, after 44 years of service.

 The surviving relatives include his wife Glenda; three children Dan Remaklus and Sarah Quinn, both of Fort Wayne, and Jennifer (Randy) Barrow of Spencerville; three step–children Doug (Laurie) Specht of Huntertown, Sheryl (Bill) Roe of Houston, TX., and Laura (Jack) Lahrman of Fort Wayne; three sisters Beverly Hevel of New Haven, Jean of Van Wert, OH., Anita of Van Wert, OH.; 12 grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

 Mr. Remaklus was preceded in death by a brother Kenneth Remaklus; a sister Gloria Remaklus; and an infant brother.

  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a. m. on Monday, December 19, 2011, at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Churubusco with Father Danney Pinto, the celebrant.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 to 6 p. m., and one hour prior to the funeral mass Monday morning at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco.

Interment will be in the Ege Catholic Cemetery, Noble County

For those who wish, memorials may be directed to the Provena Sacred Heart Home, Avilla

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Rev. Terry L. Zolman: 1947 – 2011

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Zolman, Terry L._0001Rev. Terry L. Zolman, 64, a resident of rural Albion and senior pastor of the Merriam Christian Chapel, passed away at 10:05 p. m. on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.  He had suffered a serious fall on Friday, and had been hospitalized since that time.

Pastor Zolman was born in Fort Wayne on July 31, 1947, a son of Clyde D. and Beulah Ella (Shaffer) Zolman.  He spent his formative years in Smith Township, and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1965.  As a young man he attended Appalachian Bible College, the Moody Bible Institute, and later graduated from Fort Wayne Bible College.

On August 12, 1967 he was married in Merriam to Julie A. Herron.  The couple have lived most of their adult lives in rural Noble County.

He had worked at Bonar Construction, served for four years as a missionary to New Zealand, and had been the senior pastor of the Merriam Christian Chapel since 1979.  Known as a gifted counselor and teacher, he loved and cherished his family, and most importantly had a lifelong passion for sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  He was a member of the Merriam Christian Chapel, and served as president of the Spanish World Gospel Mission in Winona Lake.

The surviving relatives include his wife Julie; three children Chad (Christine) Zolman of Fort Wayne and Tera (Tim) Andrews and Bryce (Cori) Zolman, both of rural Albion; four siblings Barbara Lou (Donald) Bonar of Columbia City, Dean E. (Sharon) Zolman of Churubusco, and Nick L. (Elaine) Zolman and DeLara (Larry) Miller, both of Columbia City; and 15 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. on Saturday, December 17, 2011, in the Merriam Christian Chapel, 3985 South U. S. 33, with Pastors Steve Pulley and Dwayne Berna, officiating.

The family will receive friends in the church multi-purpose room on Friday from 2 to 8 p. m., or one hour prior to the service Saturday morning.

Interment will be in the Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.

For those who wish, memorials may be directed to the Merriam Christian Chapel Missions Fund, 3985 South U. S. 33, Albion, IN  46701

Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco is in charge of the arrangements.

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Martha L. Osbun: 1928 – 2011

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Osbun, Martha_0001Martha L. Osbun, 83, a resident of rural Churubusco in Noble County and wife of Everett W. Osbun, passed away at 2:40 a. m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at her home in Green Township.  She had been in declining health for some time, and had been seriously ill for the past week.

Mrs. Osbun was born in Green Township on April 2, 1928, a daughter of Earlin R. and Mary N. (McClain) Budd.  She spent her formative years north of Churubusco in Noble County, and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1946.

On September 19, 1948 she was married in Green Township to Everett W. Osbun, and lived all of her adult life there.  She had been employed in the collections department at Fort Wayne National Bank, and later worked in the claims department at Mutual Security Life Insurance Company in Fort Wayne.

She was a member of the Churubusco Church of the Nazarene, and the “Smiling Sams.”  In her leisure time she enjoyed fishing, camping, and outdoor activities.  She was known as an excellent cook, and also enjoyed wintering in both Texas and Florida during her retirement years.

The surviving relatives include her husband Everett W. Osbun, to whom she was married for over 63 years; her two children Terrell W. (Cathy) Osbun of Columbia City and Marla (Phillip) Wall of Fort Wayne; two sisters Evelyn (Ross) Clouse of Churubusco and Lavon Renkenberger of Kendallville; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister Lucille W. Bricker.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. on Thursday, December 8, 2011, at Churubusco Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Paul D. White, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco on Wednesday from 2-4 and from 6-8 p. m., or at the church one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be in the Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.

For those who wish, memorials may be directed to the Churubusco Church of the Nazarene, 1000 W. Whitley Street, Churubusco, IN  46723

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Regina M. Frazier: 1922 – 2011

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Frazier, Regina M._0001Regina Mary Frazier, 89, a resident of rural Fort Wayne and wife of prominent Lake Township farmer George W. Frazier, passed away at 10:03 a. m. on Friday, December 2, 2011, at her home following a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Frazier was born in Green Township in Noble County on December 1, 1922, a daughter of Joseph and Anna (Molargik) Konger, and spent her formative years in Noble County.  As a young woman she worked for the Hutner family in Fort Wayne, and was later employed and General Electric during World War II.

On April 22, 1944 she was married at Ege to George W. Frazier of rural Allen County.  She and her husband lived all of their married lives on the Frazier family farm in Lake Township.  An accomplished homemaker, she always shared her grace of hospitality, was an avid gardener, and was a cherry pie “specialist.”

She was a member of St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Churubusco, its Rosary Society, and had also served as the chairperson of the church’s social committee.  In addition to her church activities, she had been a member of the Allen County Porkettes.

The surviving relatives include her husband George W. Frazier, to whom she was married for over 67 years; her children Lee (Lynne) Frazier of Fort Wayne, Rita (John) Griffith of Churubusco, Tom (Debbie) Frazier of Fort Wayne, Patricia (Charles) Martin of Kenosha, Wis., and Laureen Watt of Fort Wayne; two sisters Laura (Charles) Nicodemus of Indianapolis and Wanda (Jack) Walcutt of Huntertown; three brothers Robert (Barbara) Konger of Winterhaven, Fla., Bernard (Margaret) Konger and Raymond (Mary Ann) Konger, both of Fort Wayne; two sisters-in-law Rosemary “Rosie” Konger of Churubusco and Mary Ann Konger of Tarpon Springs, Fla; 14 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers Lawrence Konger, James Konger, Anthony “Tony” Konger, and Donald Konger; and two sons-in-law Larry Sible and Jeff Watt.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a. m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Churubusco with Father Danney Pinto, the celebrant.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 2 to 8 p. m., and one hour prior to the funeral mass Tuesday morning at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco.

Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery, south of Churubusco.

For those who wish, memorials may be directed to the Regina M. Frazier Memorial Fund c/o George W. Frazier.

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Ray B. Knox: 1915 – 2011

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Knox, Ray1Ray B. Knox, 96, a resident of Fort Wayne and a retired missionary, passed away at 3:00 p. m. on Thursday, December 1, 2011, at the Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne.  He had been a resident of the nursing home since 2005.

Mr. Knox was born on August 28, 1915 in Charlevoix, Michigan, a son of Ernest and Nellie (Hatmaker) Knox, and spent his formative years in Michigan.  As a young man he served with the U. S. Navy during World War II, and later attended Bible College.

On September 30, 1939 he was married in Brunson, Michigan to DeVere L. Long.  The couple lived in Oregon for a period, and worked as Christian missionaries in both Mexico and South American from 1957 until their retirement in 1980.  The then lived in Arkansas before moving to this area.

He was a member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, east of Churubusco.

The surviving relatives include the widow DeVere Knox, to whom he was married for over 72 years; two daughters Louise (David) Linnemeier of rural Fort Wayne and Lucy (Dan) Wallace of Berryville, Ark; a sister Ruth Meade of Three Rivers Mich; eight grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Emily Knox.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. on Monday, December 5, 2011, in the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church with Pastor Larry Smith, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church after 12 noon on Monday until the time of the service.

Interment will be in the Eel River Cemetery, south of Churubusco.

For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 13733 Wesley Chapel Road, Churubusco, IN  46723

Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco is in charge of the arrangements.

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