CHRISTIAN JAMES YAHR, infant son of Vicar Karl and Andrea Pfleghaar Yahr of Columbia City, died on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. Christian was born on Oct. 11, 2012, in Kansas City. He is also survived by his sisters, Theresa, Melissa and Samantha, all of Columbia City. He was preceded in death by his sister, Kaydence. Graveside service is noon Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Columbia City. Local arrangements by Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Online condolences may be made at


Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Dec. 28, 2012