BERNICE L. COLGROVE, 98, of Garrett, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at her daughter's home. Born Feb. 17, 1914, in Pontiac, Kansas, she was the daughter of the late Hans P. and Hattie R. (Heideman) Johnson. She was a Statistician at North American Van Lines until her retirement in 1982. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Fort Wayne and loved to line and western square dance. She is survived by daughter, Carol A. Baer of Garrett; son, David L. Gardner of Highland, Calif.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her son, Hubert Gardner; and three sisters, Audine E. Booth, Helen M. Gill and Eve Johnson. Mass of Christian Burial is noon Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garrett with calling from 10 a.m. until time of service. Fr. Bob D'Souza officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Auburn. Memorials are to the donor's choice. To send a condolence or to sign the online guestbook visit www.thomasfuneralhome.org
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 6, 2013