We remember these members who had contributed so much to our organization
Timothy Braun, 73 (52 year member)
PLEASANT LAKE - Timothy "Tim" L. Braun, 73, of Pleasant Lake, Indiana, passed away on June 18, 2019.
Tim was born on March 21, 1946, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
He was a member of Plumbers & Steamfitters Local Union #166 for 52 years.
He loved NASCAR, fishing and spending time with friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy A Braun, who he married on Oct. 31, 1981, as well as his parents, Eldon and Betty.
He is survived by daughters, Michelle (Todd) LeVeque, Monique (Mahlon) Washington, Bridgette (Brent) Silvers Hey, Gretchen (Brandon) Greene, and Danielle Braun; 13 grandkids; seven great-grandkids; brothers, Mike (Mary Jo) Braun, Dan (Marlene) Braun, and Dave (Janet) Braun; sister, Chris (Tim) Ivy; and many more family and friends.
A celebration of Tim's lfe will be held at Pleasant Lake Fire Department, 1445 W. Main St., Pleasant Lake, IN 46779, on July 13, 2019, from 4-7 p.m.
Roy Starkey, 79 (57 year member)
Roy A. "Bud" Starkey, 79, of rural Wolf Lake died at 2:52 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Parkview Whitley Hospital where he had been a patient since May 15.
He was born Aug. 16, 1939 at Luckey Hospital, Wolf Lake, Ind., a son of the late Roy W. and Alice "Leona" (Egolf) Starkey. His formative years were spent in the Wolf Lake area where he graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1957. He became a union pipefitter.
On Dec. 19, 1960 he was united in marriage to Jean E. Guy. The made their home Fort Wayne. In 1973, they moved to the Wolf Lake area.
He had 57 years of service with Plumbers/Pipefitters local 166, Fort Wayne. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge – Cromwell and the Mizpah Shrine – Fort Wayne. He enjoyed NASCAR and watching motorcycle races especially when his grandchildren are racing. Over the years, he collected guns, knives, and Griswold cast iron cookware.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jean; children, Thomas E. Starkey, Churubusco, Donald L. (Lisa) Starkey, Churubusco, Robert A. (Brenda) Starkey, Albion, Susan A. Starkey, Fort Wayne, and Ronald L. (Angie) Starkey, Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Ashley, Taylor, Alexis and Daniel Starkey; six sisters, Shirley Beard, Syracuse, Sharon Fear, Wolf Lake, Melba (John) Moorhouse, Albion, Lois Starkey, Wolf Lake, Lana (Jerry) Jacobs, Albion, and June Treble, Albion; two brothers, John Starkey, Wolf Lake, and Russell (Mollie) Starkey, Wolf Lake, and a sister-in-law, Pat Starkey, Columbia City.
Additionally, he was preceded in death by a brother, David Starkey.
The funeral service is 3 p.m. Friday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial is in the Thorn Cemetery at Ormas. Visitation is 1 p.m. until the service Friday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to the Noble County Council on Aging.