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Larry M. Teague: 1956 – 2015

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Teague, Larry_0001 (2)Larry M. Teague, 59, a resident of Churubusco, passed away early Friday morning, March 20, 2015, at his home.  Although he had been in declining health for the past two years, his death was unexpected.

Mr. Teague was born in Fort Wayne on March 5, 1956, a son of Ben L. and Victoria (Partin) Teague.  He attended Smith-Green Community Schools and was a lifelong resident of Churubusco.  He had formerly worked at Teague Welding in Churubusco and had last worked as a plating operator at Ternet Metal Finishing in Avilla.

Surviving are eight children James, Isaiah, Shanah, Crystal, Heather, Matthew, Jessica, and Courtney; his mother Vickie Teague of Churubusco; his siblings Delores (Charles) Markham of Jellico, Tenn., Jerry Partin of Goshen, Kevin (Susie) Teague of Churubusco, Douglas (Sabrina) Teague of Fort Wayne, and Sheila Teague of Churubusco; and numerous grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Ben L. Teague; three brothers Roy Teague, John Teague, and David Partin; and by two sisters Linda Hamby and Lorraine Caddell.

Funeral services will be held at 8 p. m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Rev. Rick Van Horn, pastor of Christ Community Church, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 p. m. until the time of the service.

Private family interment will be held Wednesday morning at Eel River Cemetery, south of Churubusco.

It is requested that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to the family to assist with final expenses.

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Bernadine Alice Gutierrez 1931 – 2015

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Gutierrez, Bernadine_0001Bernadine Alice Gutierrez, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 11:42 am on Monday, March 16, 2015 at Covington Manor in Fort Wayne.

She was born on November 22, 1931 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Alton and Virginia (Fritz) Malone. She spent her formative years in Fort Wayne.

She was a homemaker, she dedicated her life to her family, and time spent at Lake Story.

The surviving relatives include a daughter, Carolyn (Doug) Dallas; sons, Joseph H. (Sherri Plemons) Gutierrez and Alton G. (Brenda) Gutierrez; sisters, Clarice Baeske and Phyllis (Carl) Saylor; brother, Keith (Dawn) Malone; daughter-in-law, Michele Gutierrez; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Malone.

There are no services planned at this time.


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David L. Bratten 1937 – 2015

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

David L. Bratten, 77, of Francesville, passed away at 4:10 a.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Parkview Haven in Franceville, Indiana.
Mr. Bratten was born on April 29, 1937 in, Fort Wayne, a son of Isham and Pauline (Case) Bratten.

He spent his formative years in Daleville and Graduated from Daleville High School.

He was employed at Kraft Foods in Kendallville.

Mr. Bratten enjoyed the Chicago Bears and Nascar, among other sports.

The surviving relatives include son, Ron (Ruby Shepherd) Bratten of Churubusco; a daughter, Robin (Everett) Shonk of Francesville, IN; 18 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 1 great great granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his two sons David L. Bratten, II and Chris Bratten.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, with Pastor Randy Gudeman, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home one hour prior to the service.

For those who wish, memorials may be directed to the family to defray funeral expenses, C/O Sheets & Childs Funeral Home.

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Pauline F. Dorman: 1919 – 2015

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Dorman, Pauline_0001Pauline F. Dorman, 95, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 9:10 am on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Canterbury Nursing and Rehab in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Dorman was born on May 2, 1919 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Earl and Eva (Truman) Shoda.
On June 11, 1937 she was married in to Raymond Dorman, and the couple made their home in Fort Wayne where they raised their family.

She was employed at Food Marketing, and retired in 1982.

She was a very Loving mother and loved her grandchildren as well. She also had a green thumb and loved her flowers. She will be deeply missed by all.

Her spouse preceded her in death on February 11, 1973.

The surviving relatives include two sons, Raymond Dorman and Ronald (Susie) Dorman of Fort Wayne; a sister, Virginia Fletter of Naples, FL; ten grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and spouse, she was preceded in death by her son Terry Dorman in 2007; three brothers, Henry, Leroy, and Thomas Shoda.

A private funeral service will be held at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco.

Burial will be in the Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne.

For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.

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James D. Egolf 1930 – 2015

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

James D. Egolf, 84, of Kimmell, passed away on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 4:10 p.m. at Presence Sacred Heart, Avillia where he had resided since November of 2014.

Jim was born on April 15, 1930 in Allen County, Indiana and was the son of Milo and Lois (Deem) Egolf. He spent his formative years in Smith Township and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1948.

He worked as salesperson for the former Bob Amber Chevrolet in Churubusco for 25 years. He owned and operated the Little County Store in Merriam, later moving it to Wolf Lake. He retired from the store in July of 2014.

From the early 1950’s to the mid 1980’s Jim coached some of the premier men’s fast pitch softball and independent basketball teams in the Northeast Indiana. He was an Avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed country music. He promoted country music though his company, Backstage Promotions and was editor of his county music newspaper, Backstage County Style.

The surviving relatives include a son Monte L. (Nancy) Egolf of Albion; a daughter Brenda Harper of Cromwell; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Per Jim’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral services. A burial of ashes will take place with a private ceremony at a later date.

Memorial may be directed to the Noble County Human Society.

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