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Harold R. Feighner: 1925 – 2015

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Feighner, Harold_0001 (2)Harold R. Feighner, 89, a former resident of Thorncreek Township and rural Fort Wayne, passed away at 10:20 a. m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Miller’s at Oak Pointe in Columbia City.  He had been a patient there since July.

Mr. Feighner was born on November 16, 1925 in Roanoke, a son of Russell A. and Mary E. (Shatzer) Feighner, and spent his formative years in both Huntington and Allen Counties.  He graduated from Lafayette Central High School in 1943 and served with the U. S. Navy during World War II.

On December 14, 1946 he was married in Fort Wayne to Edwina Dawkins, and lived most of his adult life in Thorncreek Township until moving to rural Fort Wayne near Dunfee  in 2000.

Employed as a wire enameller at Rea Magnet Wire in Fort Wayne, he had worked there for 33 years, retiring in 1984.  Following his retirement he worked as a driver for the Indiana Auto Auction in Fort Wayne and also for the Whitley County Council on Aging.

Mrs. Feighner preceded him in death on February 25, 2011.

The surviving relatives include his children Allan R. Feighner of Eagle Point, Oregon, Ronald Feighner of Las Vegas, Shirley (Dennis) Teders of Colorado Springs, and Susan Stallard of Fort Wayne; a sister Tricia Roberson of Fort Wayne; a brother Ray Feighner of Lafayette; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother Guy Feighner; a sister Doris Hall; and by an infant daughter Sherry Feighner.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. on Monday, April 27, 2015, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Pastor Jamie Hart of Harvest Bible Chapel, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 5 p. m. on Sunday, or one hour prior to the service Monday morning.

Interment with military graveside rites will be in the Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.

For those who wish, the family requests memorials be directed to Parkview Home Health & Hospice, 2270 Lake Ave., suite 200, Fort Wayne, IN  46805

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Phylis M. Zolman: 1927 – 2015

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Zolman, Phylis_0001 (2)Phylis M. Zolman, 87, a former resident of Churubusco and wife of Robert Zolman, passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015, at 4:20 a. m. at the Presence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla, with her family by her side.

Mrs. Zolman was born in Churubusco on July 29, 1927, a daughter of Merl and Fanny (Hossinger) Leitch.  She spent her formative years in Churubusco and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1945.

On October 6, 1946, she was married in Churubusco to Robert Zolman, and was always a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother.  The couple spent all of their adult lives in Churubusco except for a seven year period living in Dallas, Texas.  Employed by Smith-Green Community Schools for 28 years, she had worked as the office manager for Churubusco High School and as the secretary-treasurer for the school corporation.

The surviving relatives include her husband Robert, to whom she was married for over 68 years; her children Sherry (Ronald) Johnson of Columbia City and Randy (Diane) Zolman of Churubusco; four grandchildren Tim (Janelle) Johnson and Melissa (Roy) Stuckey, both of Churubusco, Amy (Matt) Weyer of Ferdinand, Ind., and Andrew Zolman, serving with the U. S. Army; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Everett Leitch and Paul Leitch; and by her sister Virginia Watson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with her niece Pastor Nikki Marker, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 3 to 8 p. m., or one hour prior to the service Thursday morning.

Interment will be in the Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.

For those who wish, the family requests that memorials be directed to Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana, P. O. Box 5, Huntertown, IN  46748.

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John R. Geese: 1942 – 2015

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Geese, John_0001 (2)John R. Geese, 72, a resident of Churubusco, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 11:21 a. m. at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.  He had been taken there earlier in the day after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home.

Mr. Geese was born in Hilliard, Ohio on August 30, 1942, a son of James Milton and Maryetta (Hyland) Geese.  He grew up on a farm near Tri-Lakes in Whitley County, and was a lifelong resident of this area.

A cabinet maker by trade, he had worked at J. Miller Cabinet at Tri Lakes and retired 2004 from Jensen Cabinet in Fort Wayne.

The surviving relatives include his children Charlene (Mike) Sheets of Columbia City, Stanley (Kimberly) Geese of Milford, David (Ann) Geese of Ossian, Jennifer (Andrew. Jr.) Fedock of Fort Wayne, and Christopher (Denise) Geese of South Bend; his mother Maryetta Patton of Coldwater, Mich; a twin brother James Geese, Jr. of Fort Wayne; two sisters Cora (Charles) Foupht of Coldwater, Mich., and Mary Lou Hamilton of Columbus, Oh; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister Arlene Anderson; and by a grandson Ian Geese.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Rev. Brad Fredrickson, pastor of Tri-Lakes Baptist Church, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p. m. on Tuesday, or one hour prior to the service Wednesday morning.

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

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Hilma L. Tackett: 1926 – 2015

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Tackett, Hilma PortraitHilma L. Tackett, 88, a former resident of rural LaOtto and widow of Edmund “Ed” Tackett, passed away at 2:15 a. m. on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Garrett.  She had been a patient there for over six years.

Mrs. Tackett was born in Fredericktown, Missouri on July 21, 1926, a daughter of John and Grace (Pippins) Miller, spent her formative years there, and completed her high school education.  In 1949 she moved to Fort Wayne and had lived in rural LaOtto for much of her adult life.  She had also spent a period of time in Lakeland, Florida during her retirement years before returning to this area.

She was employed as an assembly worker at Coverall Rental in Fort Wayne for several years.  It was there that she met her husband Edmund “Ed” Tackett, and was married to him in 1979.

Mr. Tackett preceded her in death on November 12, 2013.

The surviving relatives include her daughter Connie (Robert) Codling of Fort Wayne; three step-daughters Susan Tackett of Churubusco, Linda (Steen) Gronlund of Longmont, Col., and Veronica May of LaOtto; a step-son Arlen Tackett of Fort Wayne; three grandchildren Amy (Jason) Francis-Baugher, Alex Francis, and Zach Francis, all of Fort Wayne; ten step-grandchildren; numerous great and step-great grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son John Wayne Francis.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Rev. Corinne Boruff-Stucker, pastor of Churubusco United Methodist Church, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p. m. on Monday.

Interment will be in the Swan Cemetery, north of LaOtto.

For those who wish, the family requests that memorials be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. 6324 Constitution Drive, Fort Wayne, Indiana  46804

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Eva Elizabeth Ramsey: 1934 – 2015

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Ramsey, Eva_0001Eva Elizabeth Ramsey, 80, of Churubusco, passed away at 1:08 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at her home in Churubusco.

Ms. Ramsey was born on May 27, 1934 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Andrew and Ilo (Davis) Ramsey. She spent her formative years in Fort Wayne, and graduated from Central Catholic.

On July 5, 1953 she was married in Fort Wayne to Emmett Ramsey.

She was formerly employed at General Electric on Taylor Street in Fort Wayne, Tokheim in Albion, and retired as a bank teller from United Bank.

Ms. Ramsey attended St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Churubusco.

The surviving relatives include three daughters, Vicki Ley of Kissimmiee, FL, Monica Ramsey of Churubusco, and Cathy (Dale) Davis of Cardington, OH; son, Mike (Sheila) Ramsey of Vermontville, MI; eight grandchildren and five great-grandsons.

In addition to her parents and spouse, she was preceded in death by her brother, Andrew Weisbord; and a daughter, Janette Lowery.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 p. m. Monday at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Churubusco, with Father Danney Pinto, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home Monday, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Burial will be in the Glendale Cemetery, Cardington, Ohio.

For those who wish, memorials may be directed to St. John Bosco Catholic Church Food Bank.

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