Leon Burrey Jr.

Leon Burrey Jr., 89, of Fort Wayne, IN, and a former resident of Huntington County, IN, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

He was born April 22, 1927, in Marion, OH, to Leon and Gladys Burrey. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Burrey.

Additional survivors include two sons, Paul (Cindy) Burrey and Douglas (Lois) Burrey; a daughter, Cindi (Bill) Richhart; a stepdaughter, Sherry Morgan; a sister, Arlene Henry; five grandchildren, Jillian (Mike) DePew, Julie (Scott) Boyd, Jason Crismore, Jennifer Hobrock and Erin Morgan; and three great-grandchildren.

Vike soccerboys make lone goal stand up

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team made Tyler Christle's first-half goal stand up for a 1-0 win over host Fort Wayne Bishop Luers on Thursday, Sept. 29.

Christle's second career goal was set up by junior Jacob Foster, and that proved all goalie Sam Poling and the Huntington North defense would need. Poling turned away all four shots sent on net to earn the shutout and help HNHS improve to 6-7-2 on the season.

Lady Vike spikers lose to Leo

The streaking Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team was brought back to earth in a four-set loss to visiting Leo on Thursday, Sept. 29, falling 1-3.

The Lady Vikes dropped an exciting first contest, 25-27, then fell 16-25. They came back to avoid the sweep with a 25-15 win in the third contest, but Leo sent them home with their sixth loss against 19 wins by winning the fourth game 25-16.

Mackenzi Cannici and Kaitlyn Stephan led the Huntington North offense with 16 kills and 21 assists, respectively. Morgan Richison added three aces.

Lady Vike soccergirls batter Wayne

Hannah Tillett scored four goals and Karmen Koch and Taylor Conley notched two apiece as the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team battered visiting Fort Wayne Wayne, 11-2, on Thursday, Sept. 29.

The Lady Vikings, 14-1-1, scored five of their goals in the opening half on the way to a 5-0 lead. They came back with six more scores in the second frame while Wayne at least managed to get on the board twice, scoring once each off of starter Brooke Trice and reserve Veronica Russell.

Tough doubles losses sting Viking netboys in sectional loss

Huntington North’s Brent Kreiger lays a good hit on the ball during action at No. 2 doubles vs. Adams Central in the first round of the Norwell Boys’ Tennis Sectional on Thursday, Sept. 29. Kreiger and partner Dane Eherenman lost 4-6, 7-6, 4-6 and the Vikings fell 2-3, ending their season.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Tough losses in both doubles matches stung the Huntington North High School varsity tennis team as it lost to Adams Central, 2-3, in opening round action at the Norwell Boys' tennis Sectional on Thursday, Sept. 29.

Irma J. Springer

Irma J. Springer, 81, of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at 5:40 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Springer had worked in assembly at Utah American and Pyle industries. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies’ Auxiliary, in Elkhart.

She was born May 10, 1935, in Calhoun, MI, to Charles and Henrietta Crees Pillars. She married Otis William Springer, and he preceded her in death in 1999.

Jean A. Denton

Jean A. Denton, 83, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at 9:36 a.m. at her home.

Mrs. Denton was a 1950 graduate of Albion High School. She retired from Memcor after 20 years of service and had also worked part time as a bartender at Young’s Café, in Huntington. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 Ladies’ Auxiliary, in Huntington.

She was born Oct. 18, 1932, in Huntington to Curtis G. and Edna Weist Lung. She married LeRoy J. Denton on May 17, 1952, in Huntington, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 19, 1983.

Jay A. Boester

Jay A. Boester, 55, of Hudson, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at his home.

Mr. Boester was a graduate of Purdue University and earned an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. He had been employed as regional sales manager at Tuthill Transportation Systems for 10 years.

He was born March 7, 1961, in Fort Wayne to Eugene and Dona Wiles Boester. His mother survives in Fort Wayne.

Roberta M. Runkel

Roberta M. Runkel, 89, of North Manchester, IN, and having ties to Bippus, IN, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at 3:10 a.m. at Timbercrest Senior Living Community, North Manchester.

Mrs. Runkel graduated from Burket (IN) High School in 1945. She was a homemaker and a farm wife and was involved in the operation of Runkel Farms. She was also a substitute bus driver for Manchester Community Schools for 21 years and was a 50-year member of the Chester Charmers Home Economics Club.

A. Eileen Meyer

A. Eileen Meyer, 97, of North Manchester, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at 12:10 p.m. at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.

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