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James D. Hibbs 1960 – 2015

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Hibbs, JamesJames D. Hibbs, 55, of Churubusco, passed away at 6:32 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at his home in Churubusco.

Mr. Hibbs was born on January 27, 1960 in Auburn, a son of Devillo “Jack” and Donna (Froman) Hibbs. He spent his formative years in Churubusco.

He was self employed as a farmer and handy man.

The surviving relatives include his parents, Devillo “Jack” and Donna Hibbs of Churubusco; six sisters, Janet (Loyd) Flener of Chasnee, SC, Jackie (Dave) Folk of Tennyson, Joyce (Ed) Dauscher of Columbia City, Julia (Cliff) Gaff of Albion, Jeni Speidell of Fort Wayne, and Sandy (Jody) Simmons of Battle Ground; two brothers, John Hibbs of Churubusco and Jeff (Sandi) Hibbs of Cromwell; 32 nieces and nephews and 34 great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his niece Maria Flener.

Funeral services will be held at 8:00 p.m. Friday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday.

For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Cancer Services of N.E. Indiana or American Cancer Society.

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Jason D. Spurgeon: 1985 – 2015

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Spurgeon, Jason_0001 (2)Jason Daniel Spurgeon, 29, a resident of Fort Wayne and a native of rural Allen County, passed away unexpectedly early on Monday, June 29, 2015 at his home.

Jason was born in Fort Wayne on December 1, 1985, a son of Dan J. and Jane (Miller) Spurgeon.  He spent most of his formative years in Allen and Noble Counties, and had lived in and around Fort Wayne during most of his adult life.

He was previously employed at Busche Enterprise Division, Inc. in Albion, and had worked for the past several months at Reliable Tool & Machine Company in Kendallville.

The surviving relatives include his precious daughter Breonna Spurgeon of Huntertown; his parents Dan J. (Corliss) Spurgeon of Columbia City and Jane (Dave) Spurgeon-Geiger of Fort Wayne; six sisters Jennifer (Troy) Robinson of Avilla, Jessica (Adam Sauers) Spurgeon of Columbia City, Jodie (Keith) Barker of Fort Wayne, Julie (Audie Fontillas) Spurgeon of Columbia City, Jamie (Jonnie Faust) Spurgeon of Harlan, and Lina Spurgeon of Columbia City; a brother Justin Spurgeon of Fort Wayne; his grandparents Joanna Spurgeon of Churubusco, Janet Miller Killian of Huntertown, and Rex (Linda) Miller of Kendallville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. on Friday, July 3, 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 on Friday after 12 noon until the hour of the service.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be directed to the family.

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Morris H. Bracht 1927 – 2015

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Bracht, MorrisMorris H. Bracht, 87, a resident of of Huntertown, passed away at 9:50 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at his home.

Mr. Bracht was born on August 7, 1927 in Perry Twp., a son of August and Margaret (Kugler) Bracht.  He spent his formative years there and graduated from Huntertown High School in 1945, serving as the class president.

On August 15, 1948 he was married in Huntertown to Leona M Hatch, and lived all of his adult life in rural Huntertown.

He was engaged in farming in Perry Twp., drove school bus for 25 years for Northwest Allen County Schools, and also was a contractor for DarLeona Homes.

Mr.Bracht was a member of Huntertown United Methodist Church and served in a variety of administrative and volunteer capacities, including singing it its choir for 69 years. He served on the Huntertown Cemetery board of directors, and was its sexton  for 40 years.

The surviving relatives include his wife of 66 years, Leona M. Bracht of Huntertown; two sons, Timothy (Cheryl)  Bracht and John (Ruth) Bracht both of Huntertown; a daughter, Laura (Matt) Deckard of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Mary  Norford and Helen Gresham, both of Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents August and Margaret (Kugler) Bracht; a daughter Elaine Kay Bracht; two sisters, Ruth Grogg and Bernice Bryie; a great grandson Hezekiah Sewell

Funeral services will be held at  10 a. m. Saturday at Huntertown United Methodist Church, 16021 Lima Road, with Pastor Greg Hiatt and Gabrielle Ginder, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church from 2-4 and from 6-8 p. m. Friday, or one hour prior to the service Saturday morning.

Interment will be in the Huntertown Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Huntertown United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 426, Huntertown, IN  46748

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Dalton D. Brady: 2002 – 2015

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Dalton 2.1Dalton D. Brady, 13, of Collins, passed away at 4:02 p.m. on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

Dalton was born on June 20, 2002 in Columbia City, a son of David and Brandy (Rice) Brady.  He spent his formative years in Collins, and attended Churubusco Middle School.

He was a member of the Misfit Mudders in Churubusco for four years, he played football from 3rd grade thru 7th grade, and was on the Churubusco Middle School Wrestling Team this past year.

The surviving relatives include his parents, David and Brandy Brady of Collins; two brothers Dylan and Dominick Brady of Collins; two uncles, Dennis Brady of Churubusco and George Rice of Fort Wayne; an aunt Freedom (Dane) Keener of Churubusco; the paternal grandparents Dave and Sherrie Brady of Churubusco; the maternal grandparents  George and Lacina Rice of Fort Wayne; and his great-grandprents David B. Brady and Fern Baxter, both of Churubusco, and Joe and Jean Gadomski of Venice, Fla; numerous cousins; and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother Sueanna H. Brady

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, in the Jason Smith Auditorium at Churubusco High School, with Pastor Timothy Grable, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco  from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, or at the auditorium  one hour prior to the service.

For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Riley Children’s Hospital.

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Robert J. Eminger 1927 – 2015

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Eminger, Robert_0001 (2)Robert J. Eminger, 87, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 5:35 a.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Eminger was born on July 4, 1927 in South Milford, Indiana, a son of Hiram and Lura (Wentworth) Eminger. He spent his formative years in South Milford, and graduated from Kendallville High School in 1947.

He served his Country in the Untied States Marine Corps during World War II.

On January 16, 1949 he was married in South Milford to Doris Gard, and moved from Kendallville to Fort Wayne in 1961.

He was employed at Windamatic Systems, and retired as CEO after more than after 20years.

Mr. Eminger was a member of Churubusco Church of the Nazarene, Huntertown VFW, and American Legion Post 82 in Fort Wayne.

The surviving relatives include wife Doris; three sons Craig (Sharon) Eminger of LaOtto, Mark (Tina) Eminger of Cloverdale, and Kevin (Myrna) Eminger of Quincy, MI; a daughter DeAnn (Kirk) Mortorff of Roanoke; a sister Shirley Musselman of Kendallville; ten grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Hiram and Lura (Wentworth) Eminger; a son Robert W. Eminger, a grandson Nathaniel Eminger, a brother Gerald Eminger, and a sister Kathlyn Bak.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday 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 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, or one hour prior to the service.

Burial with military rites will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, in the South Milford Cemetery.

For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Churubusco Church of the Nazarene or Heartland Hospice.

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