Margaret A. Colchin

    Margaret A. Colchin, 85, of Avilla and formerly of Fort Wayne, left this world on Monday, August 27, 2012, at Provena Sacred Heart Home, in Avilla.
    She was born on August 30, 1926, in Adams County to the late Leo J. and Ada A. (Lafferty) Weber.
    On May 3, 1954, she married Max E. Colchin.
    Margaret was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church-Hessen Cassel, in Fort Wayne, and a 1944 graduate of Central Catholic High School. She was a buyer for Wolf & Dessauer, a consultant for The Bridal Shop, and worked as a teller for Standard Federal Bank. She also volunteered in the dental clinic at Matthew 25.
    “Her wit & wisdom will live on in her children, grandchildren, and all those she met on her journey through life.”
    Among survivors are her husband of 58 years, Max E. “Lightning” Colchin of Avilla; three sons, Larry E. (Patricia) Colchin of Fort Wayne, Patrick J. (Nellie Landeros) Colchin of Bonita, Calif., and Neil T. (Lynn) Colchin of Fort Wayne; three daughters, Ellen K. (Thomas) White, Eve M. Colchin and Anne E. (Dennis) Ulman, all of Fort Wayne; a sister, Patricia A. Baker of Forest Grove, Ore.; and 12 grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by a grandchild, Benjamin Ulman; and two sisters, Harriet Bouillon and Elizabeth Faurote Smith.
    Visitation will be on Friday, August 31, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church-Hessen Cassel, followed by an 11:30 a.m. mass of Christian burial at the church. The Rev. Fr. Stephen Colchin will be officiating.
    Burial will be in St. Joseph Church Cemetery.
    Preferred memorials are to St. Joseph Catholic Church-Hessen Cassel Improvement Fund.
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