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Nettie Ellen Ullstrom

Sunday, August 5, 2012
2:00 PM until 5:00 PM
Smith & Sons Funeral Home
207 North Main Street
Columbia City, IN 46725

Monday, August 6, 2012
10:30 AM
Smith & Sons Funeral Home
207 North Main Street
Columbia City, IN 46725

Nettie Ellen Ullstrom, 90, of Fort Wayne, died at 5:40 a.m. Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at the home of her son, Jimmie, where she had been residing since April.

She was born July 5, 1922 in Myland Center, Indiana a daughter of Frank C. and Caroline (Federspiel) Chester. Her formative years were spent in Allen County.

In 1961 she was united in marriage to Leslie V. Ullstrom. They always made their home in Allen County. Mr. Ullstrom died in 1990. In 2001, Nettie moved to Deland, Florida for eight months, then returning to Fort Wayne.

She was a cook at various restaurants and last employed at Cintas.

Surviving relatives include four children, Jerry Lee Babcock of Waynedale, Jimmie J. (Marcia) Babcock of Columbia City, Judith Ann Meredith of New Haven and Richard Leroy (Janice) Babcock of Fort Wayne; eleven grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; a great great granddaughter; and a sister, Irene Kitzmiller of Waynedale.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter; five brothers, Albert Chester, Ervin Chester, Donald Chester, Charles Chester and Morris Chester; and three sisters, Bernice Niedert, Wilma Schaper and Violet Mann.

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. The burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne. The visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to American Cancer Society.


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