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Herbert Dale Sickafoose, 89, of The Towne House Retirement Center, 2209 St. Joe Center Road, Fort Wayne, IN and a former Columbia City resident died at 4:15 am Sunday, January 20, 2002 in the Health Care Center of the home. He had been in failing health for the past several months.

He was born on January 11, 1913 in South Whitley, Whitley County, IN to Milton M. and Ida Bell (Gable) Sickafoose. Mr. Sicksfoose graduated from the Washington Center High School with the Class of 1932. He then served 3 years as SeeBees with United States Navy.

He married Helen Enola Grant on  February 11, 1939 in the Grace Lutheran Church, Columbia City, IN by the late Pastor Graham L. Kleespie. He spent his lifetime in the following locations including Columbia City, IN during his formative years and then again from 1939-1959, Hart, Michigan 1957-78, Fort Wayne, IN 1978-1993, Angola, IN 1993-1996 and then he and his wife returned to Fort Wayne.

While a resident of Hart, Michigan he and his wife, Helen, did aspargus farming. The two of them also represented and were in management with Drake Investments of Dayton, OH for 14 years with apartment complexes in Ohio and Fort Wayne, IN. From September 1978 to 1993 he was employed by Superior Powder Coaters of Fort Wayne, IN.

He was a life member of the Fremont Michigan Loyal Order of Moose Lodge and over a 50 year member of the Columbia City American Legion Post 98.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Enola Sickafoose of the Town House Retirement Center, Fort Wayne, IN and one son, James T. (Sally) Sickafoose, Fremont, IN. 3 grandsons including, Tab Roehers of South Bend, IN, Mark and Sean Sickafoose of Fort Wayne, IN. One sister, Jeanette Cox of Columbia City, IN. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother Harold Sickafoose and one sister Mildred Ray.  

Graveside services will be conducted on Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. the Nolt Cemetery, 1500 South Washington Road, Columbia City, IN with Pastor Virgil Juillerat, of the Sugar Creek Church of the Brethren officiating along with the Columbia City American Legion Post #98 conducting graveside military rites. The funeral arrangements are by the DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, IN.  Memorial services will be held at the Towne House Retirement Center, Fort Wayne, IN at a later date. For additonal obituary information about Mr. Sickafoose and to sign the family register book you may log onto www.demoneygrimes. com.


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