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  • ELVA LOUISE NOLT, 91, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Elva Louise Nolt, 91, North Manchester, IN died at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN. She was born July 9, 1922 in New Philadelphia, OH to Enos Dale & Edna Lucille (Thompson) Nolt. Louise was a teacher and a member of the Church of the Brethren.  One brother is deceased.  There will be no calling or services.  Burial will be at a later date at Black River Church of the Brethren, Spencer, OH.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Louise Nolt, memorial contributions may be made to Manchester Church of the Brethren, 1306 N. Beckley Street, North Manchester, IN 46962.  Arrangements entrusted to  McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  To send a private condolence to the Nolt family, use the Condolence link on the Homepage.

  • CLARK R. NICCUM, 69, FORT WAYNE, IN

     

    Clark Ross Niccum, 69, Fort Wayne, IN died Sunday, August 4, 2013 in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, IN.  He was born January 24, 1944 in Wabash, IN to Edward R. & Esther (Merrick) Niccum.  He graduated from Manchester High School, North Manchester, IN class of 1963. Clark was a machinist in Ft. Wayne, IN and most recently he was a student at Ivy Tech, Fort Wayne, IN studying CAD design until his illness.  He was a member of Harvester Missionary Church, Fort Wayne, IN. He was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening and working with his hands. He is survived by two brothers, Rexford (Mary Ethel) Niccum, Combes, TX and Ronald (Barbara) Niccum, Stafford Springs, CT and one sister, Patsy (William) Wimmer, Columbia City, IN. One brother, Donald Niccum, is deceased. A graveside service will be Monday, August 26, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the North Manchester Old German Baptist Brethren Cemetery, State Road 13 N, North Manchester, IN.  A memorial service will be Monday, August 26, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Harvester Avenue Missionary Church, 3331 Harvester Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN. Pastor Dave Binkley will officiate.  Arrangements entrusted to McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, IN. For those who wish to honor the memory of Clark R. Niccum, memorial contributions may be made to Harvester Avenue Missionary Church, 3331 Harvester Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46803 To send a private condolence to the Niccum family, use the Condolence link on the Homepage.

  • DONALD L. NICCUM, 62, BREMEN, AL

     

    Donald L. Niccum, 62, Bremen, AL and formerly of North Manchester, IN died 8:22 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2013 in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Ft. Wayne, IN.  He was born at Wabash, IN on August 19, 1950 to Edward R. & Esther (Merrick) Niccum.  He graduated from Manchester High School in 1969, served his country in the United States Navy, and was a heavy equipment operator.  He married Judy D. Hall and she preceded him in death on June 17, 2011.  Surviving are four sons, Nico (Karen) Figueroa, Aurora, CO; Jonathon E. Niccum, Bremen, AL; Frank Anthony (Anna) Niccum, Santa Cruz, CA; James (Shanna) Hays, Bremen, AL.  Two daughters, Kimberly M. Niccum, Las Vegas, NV and Christina Hays, Hanceville, AL.  Eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Three brothers, Rexford (Mary Ethel) Niccum, Combes, TX; Clark Niccum, Ft. Wayne, IN; Ronald (Barbara) Niccum, Stafford Springs, CT.  A sister, Patsy (William) Wimmer, Columbia City, IN.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  Donald attended Bethany Baptist Church (Church on the Lake) at Bremen, AL and enjoyed his grandchildren and fishing.   Friends and family may call on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  A graveside service with military honors will be held at Gold Cemetery, Scottsboro, AL on Friday, July 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.  To send a private condolence to the Niccum family, use the Condolence link on the Homepage.

  • MAJOR H. NITZSCHKE, 92, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Major H. Nitzschke, 92, North Manchester, IN died Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 7:50 p.m. in Brookside Haven Healthcare, Muncie, IN.  He was born June 29, 1920 in Pulaski County, IN to Clyde & Jane (Stitz) Nitzschke.  On September 27, 1942 he married Mary C. Hurley.  She died July 1, 1980.  He then married Barbara J. Day on April 15, 1983.  She died August 23, 2002.  Major served in the US Army during WWII.  He retired from the Manchester Foundry in 1983 and was a life member of the VFW Post #286, Wabash, IN and a life member of the American Legion Post #286, North Manchester, IN. He is survived by two step-sons, Rick Day, Mexico, IN and Rodney Day, North Manchester, IN.  Three brothers and four sisters are deceased.  Services and burial are at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2012 in Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley Street, North Manchester, IN.  Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating.  Arrangements entrusted to McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 W, North Manchester, IN 46962. To send a private condolence to the Nitzxchke family, use the Condolence link on the Homepage.

  • DR. R. EMERSON NISWANDER, 97, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Dr. R. Emerson Niswander, 97, North Manchester, IN died at 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2011 in Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester, IN.  He was born April 2, 1914 at Bluffton, Ohio to Noah & Kate (Stetler) Niswander.  On June 8, 1941 he married Evelyn Mullett.  She survives.  Also surviving are two sons; Ray Niswander Jr., Worthington, OH and Mark Niswander, Mahomet, IL.  Two daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Sue) Myers, Hershey, PA and Mrs. Phillip (Jan) Will, Romeoville, IL.  Seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  His parents and two brothers are decaesed.  From 1941-1945 he served his country in the United States Army.  He was a professor of biology at Manchester College from 1950-1982.  Prior to teaching at Manchester College, he taught at Eden Central High School, Upper Sandusky, OH.  Dr. Niswander graduated from Bluffton (OH) High School in 1932 and from Bluffton (OH) University in 1938.  He received his Master's Degree and Ph.D. from Ohio State University.  Recognized with a citation from Indiana Family Pratice Physicians for the education of medical students and he received a citation for Responsible Philanthropy from Manchester College.  He was a member of the North Manchester Historical Society and was instrumental in the establishment of the Center for History, North Manchester, IN.  He was a member of the Indiana Academy of Science and the Ohio Academy of Science.  He served on the Wabash County Hospital Board and was a member of the Wabash County Economic Development Committee.  He was a member of Entomology Society of America and the Sigma Zi fraternity at Ohio State University.  He was the co-owner, with his wife, of Old Orchard Antiques at North Manchester.  With a recent endowment received, Manchester College dedicated the Dr. R. Emerson & Evelyn Niswander Biology Department.  He was highly regarded as a scholar and teacher and was deeply committed to his students, many of whom became teachers, scientists, lab technicinas, physicians and dentists.  He was a member of Manchester Church of the Brethren.  Services for Dr. R. Emerson Niswander will be held August 27, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in Manchester Church of the Brethren, 1306 Beckley Street, North Manchester, IN.  Pastor Kurt Borgmann and Pastor Karen Eberly will officiate.  His family will receive friends following the service.  Arrangements have been entrusted to McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Dr. R. Emerson Niswander, memorial contributions may been made to Manchester College, 604 E. College Ave., North Manchester, IN 46962 or Manchester Church of the Brethren, 1306 Beckley Street, North Manchester, IN 46962 or Timbercrest Senior Living Community, PO Box 501, North Manchester, IN 46962.  To send a private condolence to the Niswander family, use the Condolence link on the Homepage.

  • NORMA E. KING NOVAKOWSKI, 91, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Norma E. King Novakowski, 91, North Manchester, IN died at 9:25 a.m. Sunday, September 26, 2010 in Peabody Healthcare Center.  She was born at Beecher, Illinois on July 19, 1919 to Frank & Emma (Schutte) Ziems.  On July 14, 1940 she married Thomas George King.  He died July 15, 1973.  On September 9, 1979 she married Edward Novakowski.  He died January 2, 1989.  A son, Thomas E. King died January 17, 2006.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Albert (Barbara) Williams, North Manchester, IN and Mrs. Kenneth (Judy) Yambor, Plainfield, IL.  Four grandchildren, Gary (Julie) Yambor, Homer Glen, IL; Mrs. Jeff (Lynne) Schwartz, West Chicago, IL; David (Janette) Williams, Ft. Wayne, IN; Mrs. Vernon (Jennifer) Martin, North Manchester, IN.  Also surviving are seven great-grandchildren.  One brother, one sister and one great-granddaughter are deceased.  Norma was an avid bingo player, devoted to family and friends and a "mother" to many.  Services will be held Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. at North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 E. 2nd Street, North Manchester, IN.  Friends and family may call on Wednesday from 3 - 5 p.m. at the church.  Rev. Kevin DeKoninck will officiate and burial will be in Crete Cemetery, Crete, Illinois.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Norma Novakowski, memorials may be made to Sycamore Pre-School, 306 E. 2nd Street, North Manchester, IN 46962.  Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.