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Dallas and Ingrid Coyle PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 15:14

Dallas and Ingrid Coyle

Saturday, July 7, 2012 marked 50 years of marriage for Dallas Roy and Ingrid Vivian Coyle of Columbia City. Sons Tim (Michelle and Ted (Kristin) along with grandchildren honored them that afternoon with a heartwarming celebration at their home.
On a Friday in autumn 1961, Ingrid Carlson walked home from work as a physician’s assistant in Portland, Maine. She was ready for a quiet evening when her friend across the hall of the stately old apartment house announced she had a date with a sailor from Brunswick Naval Air Station. “Maybe he’ll bring a friend and we can all go to the movies tonight!”
That evening Dallas Roy Coyle drove his friend and teammate the 20 miles from Brunswick Naval Air Station to Portland to see his girlfriend who lived on State Street. With barely two dollars to his name, Dallas had no plans. The couple persisted and the foursome went to the movies.
On July 7, 1962 the Coyles were wed in Portland and their reception was that afternoon near the bride’s hometown in Connecticut. A cozy countryside loft near the base became their home. Following deployments including Mildenhall, England, Dallas was transferred to Charleston, South Carolina. They lived there until his discharge in November 1964 when they came to Columbia City.
Mrs. Coyle retired in 1997 after 30 years with Dana Corporation, Churubusco, where she worked several years in customer service and then as administrative assistant to three plant managers. Mr. Coyle had closed his automotive repair shop and the couple’s mobile vehicle inspection service. A Ford technician, engine builder and competitor since high school, in Columbia City, Dallas also built replicars and a competition two-wheel drive pulling truck. In the late 1960s, he built DOHC Ford racing engines for Louis Meyer in Indianapolis until A.J. Foyt moved the business to Houston.
Most vacations until 2001 had been to visit Mrs. Coyle’s parents at the Bay of Fundy coast near Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. Avid RV’ers and members of Lost Dutchman’s Mining Association, they enjoyed remote properties where they camped for several months each year. For two summers they worked on staff at Thermal City Gold Mine in Union Mills, North Carolina. The last five years of travel were to winter in Brenda, Arizona where they often met friends and fellow recreational prospectors on four-wheelers to explore remote desert trails, canyons and volcanic outcroppings.
Now in their 70s, the Coyles look back in amazement at how years have flown as they recall adventures and adversities, grateful for time, a loving family and friendships along the way.

Saturday, July 7, 2012 marked 50 years of marriage for Dallas Roy and Ingrid Vivian Coyle of Columbia City. Sons Tim (Michelle and Ted (Kristin) along with grandchildren honored them that afternoon with a heartwarming celebration at their home.

On a Friday in autumn 1961, Ingrid Carlson walked home from work as a physician’s assistant in Portland, Maine. She was ready for a quiet evening when her friend across the hall of the stately old apartment house announced she had a date with a sailor from Brunswick Naval Air Station. “Maybe he’ll bring a friend and we can all go to the movies tonight!”

That evening Dallas Roy Coyle drove his friend and teammate the 20 miles from Brunswick Naval Air Station to Portland to see his girlfriend who lived on State Street. With barely two dollars to his name, Dallas had no plans. The couple persisted and the foursome went to the movies.

On July 7, 1962 the Coyles were wed in Portland and their reception was that afternoon near the bride’s hometown in Connecticut. A cozy countryside loft near the base became their home. Following deployments including Mildenhall, England, Dallas was transferred to Charleston, South Carolina. They lived there until his discharge in November 1964 when they came to Columbia City.

Mrs. Coyle retired in 1997 after 30 years with Dana Corporation, Churubusco, where she worked several years in customer service and then as administrative assistant to three plant managers. Mr. Coyle had closed his automotive repair shop and the couple’s mobile vehicle inspection service. A Ford technician, engine builder and competitor since high school, in Columbia City, Dallas also built replicars and a competition two-wheel drive pulling truck. In the late 1960s, he built DOHC Ford racing engines for Louis Meyer in Indianapolis until A.J. Foyt moved the business to Houston.

Most vacations until 2001 had been to visit Mrs. Coyle’s parents at the Bay of Fundy coast near Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. Avid RV’ers and members of Lost Dutchman’s Mining Association, they enjoyed remote properties where they camped for several months each year. For two summers they worked on staff at Thermal City Gold Mine in Union Mills, North Carolina. The last five years of travel were to winter in Brenda, Arizona where they often met friends and fellow recreational prospectors on four-wheelers to explore remote desert trails, canyons and volcanic outcroppings.

Now in their 70s, the Coyles look back in amazement at how years have flown as they recall adventures and adversities, grateful for time, a loving family and friendships along the way.

 
Dailey and Alverda Fogle PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 July 2012 15:00

Alverda and Dailey FogleDailey and Alverda Fogle, on July 4, 2012, will celebrate 66 years of a wonderful marriage. They were married July, 4, 1946. Rev. Robert Beck at the First Christian Church, Fort Wayne, officiated at the wedding. Lavelda Zurzolo, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. George Heare, Dailey's cousin, was best man. The couple spent their honeymoon in Aurora, Ill. Dailey, a photographer, retired from the Journal Gazette after 33 years of service. Alverda worked at Smith-Green School Corporation for 14 years.

 
Donald and Marjorie Clouse PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 14:41

Donald and Marjorie ClouseDonald and Marjorie Clouse of Fort Mead, Florida, and Jimmerson Lake, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house on Sunday, June 24, from 1-3 p.m. at the American Legion Post in Angola. They ask that your presence be your gift. The couple was married April 20, 1962, in New Haven. Mr. Clouse retired from ITT in 1984 after 35 years of service. Mrs. Clouse retired from Rea Magnet Wire in 1984 after 20 years of service. The Clouses are the parents of six children, Shirley and Bill Thomas of Wolcottville, Michael and Rebecca Clouse, Sharon and Gale Hendricks, Stephen and Pamela Clouse, all of Fort Wayne, Juanita and Gene Gray of Angola and the late Steven A. Clouse. They also have 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

 
Milan and Helen Blessing PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 14:44

Helen and Bob BlessingMilan “Bob” and Helen (Busche) Blessing, Fort Wayne, are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. The Blessings were married on June 14, 1947 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne by Rev. Henry Abram. Bob is retired from Blessing Milk Transport. The couple has five children, Sandra (Bill) Werling, Steven (Rosalie) Blessing, Sheryl (Steven) Baker, Shirley (Lonnie) Caffee and Stanton (Brenda) Blessing. They also have 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Bob and Helen celebrated with a family church service and dinner, hosted by their children, on May 27, 2012 at St. John’s Lutheran Church Lake Township.

 
Gene and Martha Bohnstedt PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 14:43

Martha and Gene BohnstedtGene and Martha Bohnstedt, Churubusco, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at the Ideal Fish & Game Club in Churubusco. They were married on June 30, 1952 in Georgia. They are the parents of six children (one deceased), 20 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. They request no gifts.

 
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