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Karen L. Emrich 1943 – 2014

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Emrich, Karen_0001Karen L. Emrich, 71, a resident of rural Huntertown and wife of James A. Emrich, passed away at 4:10 a. m. on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Kingston Care Center. She had been in declining health for some time and had been a patient there for the past three months.

Mrs. Emrich was born on June 5, 1943 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Russell and Rose Elizabeth “Betty” (Beck) Gresley. She spent most of her formative years near Ossian and graduated from Ossian High School in 1961.

As a young woman she graduated from the x-ray technician program at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, and was married in Poe on August 31, 1963 to James A. Emrich of Huntertown. Early in her life she worked as an x-ray technician at International Harvester in Fort Wayne for three years.

One of her gifts was in working with children, and she was the founder and director of the Huntertown United Methodist Pre School, where she worked for 11 years. She was later employed in the cafeteria at Carroll High School. She was a member of the Daisy Maz’s Home Economics Club, and enjoyed painting, riding horses, and most especially loved and cherished her family.

The surviving relatives include her husband James A. Emrich, to whom she was married for over 51 years; her children Brian (Kim) Emrich and Beth (Daniel) Van Gerpen, both of Huntertown, Daniel Emrich of Fort Wayne, Steven (Lisa) Emrich of Pittsboro, N. C., David (Ginger) Emrich of Indianapolis, and Michael Emrich of Huntertown; her brother Ross Gresley of Catawba, S. C; and seven grandchildren.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. on Monday, December 1, 2014, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Dr. David D. Biberstein, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 to 5 p. m.

Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, northwest of Huntertown.

For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46814

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William A. “Bill” Sobasky: 1943 – 2014

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Sobasky, Wm_0001William A. “Bill” Sobasky, 71, a resident of rural LaOtto, passed away at 11:35 a. m. on Friday, November 21, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.  He had been in declining health since September and had entered the hospital on Wednesday.

Mr. Sobasky was born on October 8, 1943 in Fort Wayne, and son of Joseph and Mary (Hollis) Sobasky, and spent much of his formative years near Stroh in LaGrange County.

On September 4, 1971 he was married in Stroh to Jacque E. Boyer, and had been a resident of Swan Township since 1976.

He served with the U. S. Army National Guard for 18 years, and retired from construction work in 2004.

He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Ege, its Holy Name Society, and the Knights of Columbus in Garrett.  In his leisure time he enjoyed fishing, woodworking, playing cards, and most especially loved and cherished his family.

The surviving relatives include his wife Jacque; his children Kellie (Edward) Huelsenbeck of LaOtto, and Rusty (Nancy) Sobasky and Andrew (Jeanette) Sobasky, both of Churubusco; six grandchildren Taylor, Alyssa, Cole, and Mckenna Sobasky, and Bayleigh and Jack Huelsenbeck; two brothers and four sisters.  His parents preceded him in death.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a. m. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Ege with Father Danney Pinto, the celebrant.

The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco on Monday from 2 to 8 p. m.  The Holy Rosary will be recited at 8 p. m. Monday at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Ege Catholic Cemetery, Noble County.

For those who wish, memorials may be directed to the church cemetery fund, LaOtto Volunteer Fire Department, Swan Twp. 4-H or Green Twp. Aggies.

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Connie J. Miller: 1946 – 2014

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Miller, ConnieConnie J. Miller, 68, a resident of Churubusco and wife of Richard N. Miller, passed away at 8:15 a. m. on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at her residence.  Although she had been in declining health, her death was unexpected.

Mrs. Miller was born in Fort Wayne on August 11, 1946, a daughter of Phil and Betty (Garrison) Miller, and spent her formative years in the North Manchester-South Whitley areas.  She attended North Manchester Schools, and graduated from Rock Creek High School in 1964.  A homemaker, she spent most of her adult life in the Churubusco-area and had lived at her present home since 1970.

On September 3, 1965 she was married in Kimmell to Richard N. Miller.  He survives.

Also surviving is her daughter Susan (Jim) Crowell of Huntertown; a brother James (Cindy) Miller of Leesburg; and two grandchildren Katherine Crowell and Matthew Crowell.  Her parents preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Rev. Greg Hiatt, pastor of Huntertown United Methodist Church, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 3 to 7 p. m., or one hour prior to the service Wednesday morning.

Interment will be in the family plot at the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Jay County.

For those who wish, memorials may be directed to the Autism Society of Indiana, 3951 N. Meridian St., #220, Indianapolis, IN 46208

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Gerald A. “Jerry” Mascho: 1943 – 2014

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Mascho, GeraldGerald A. “Jerry” Mascho, 70, a resident of rural Churubusco, passed away at 6:25 p. m. on Monday, November 10, 2014 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, where he had been a patient for the past week.

Mr. Mascho was born on November 16, 1943 in Jackson, Michigan, and had lived in this area since 1987.  A truck driver for most of his life, he had retired in 2001 from Warner Trucking in Fort Wayne, and was a member of St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Churubusco and the American Legion..

On July 8, 1975 he was married in Kingsland, Georgia to Barbara E. Gentry.  She preceded him in death on March 14, 2008.

The surviving relatives include his children Jana Vachon of Churubusco, Brian (Jill) Gardner, Larry Mascho, and Martin Peacock, all of Fort Wayne, and Kayla Mascho and Destiny Mascho, both of Churubusco; his sisters Ann M. Clery of Mason, Mich., Mary Ellen Clery of Stanton, Mich., and Patricia K. (Gary) Clery-Monroe of Schoolcraft, Mich; two brothers Kevin M. (Kim) Clery of Mason, Mich. and Brian J. (Carrie) Clery of Stockbridge, Mich; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his parents Francis C. and Sara Ellen (Welch) Clery; a son Steven Mascho; two brothers Mark F. Clery and Larry F. Mascho; and a son-in-law Kenneth Vachon.

Services for Mr. Mascho will be held at the convenience of his family.

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

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Vera M. Lepper: 1933 – 2014

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Lepper, Vera_0001Vera M. Lepper, 81, of Kimmell, passed away at 12:20 p.m. on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at her home in Kimmell.

Mrs. Lepper was born on January 7, 1933 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Ralph C. and Mae (Dell) Walker. She spent her formative years in Fort Wayne.

On she was married in 1962 to Robert W. Lepper, and moved from Fort Wayne to Kimmell where she had lived for the last 30 years.

Her spouse preceded her in death on December 26, 2008.

The surviving relatives include seven sons, James W. (Marsha) Lepper of Butler, Charles Lepper of Fort Wayne, Keith A. (Darla) Lepper of GA, Carl W. (Cindy) Lepper of Marion, Randy L. Lepper of Churubusco, Gary L. Lepper and Curt A. Lepper both of Kimmell; a daughter, Shelley (John) Davies of Syracuse; three step-sisters, Carolyn Netterouer, Gloria Dixion, and Juaniya Phenis; three brothers; a sister; 24 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and spouse, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Jimmy Lepper, a great-granddaughter, Nicole Davies, two sister and a brother.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, with Pastor Rick Van Horn, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home from noon to 2:00 pm Saturday.

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