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Deborah Jo Arnold Pickett

September 18, 2018

Deborah Jo Arnold Pickett, 69, of Fort Wayne died Tuesday at home. This Fort Wayne native was a graduate of North Side High School of 1966. She was former employee at Lincoln National Life Insurance Co. and ran a home day care service for over 30 years. She volunteered for the American Heart Association. She was a tireless homemaker, loving mother and grandmother, and support to all her family....
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Rebecca (Becki) Skaggs

September 17, 2018

Rebecca "Becki" Skaggs, 27, passed away September 17, 2018. She was born in Naperville, IL. Becki loved music and writing poetry. She is survived by her father, Gregory Skaggs Sr., brothers, Gregory (Alissia) Skaggs Jr. and Jack Skaggs, nephews, William Skaggs and Gregory Skaggs III, niece, Aubrie Skaggs, lifelong friend, Kasey Hamilton as well as Kasey's children Eli and Ella. Funeral Service...
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Roselyn Reed (Fritzie) Westenfeld

September 17, 2018

Roselyn Reed "Fritzie" Westenfeld passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018 at Parkview Home Hospice. She was born in Milwaukee, WI on June 14th, 1931. Her grandfather, a German immigrant, felt that the name Roselyn was too long and nicknamed her Fritzie. She attended South Side High School, graduating with honors and on a snowy Easter Sunday, April 9, 1950, she married Garry Westenfeld. They...
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April L. Fox-Hogle

September 14, 2018

April L. Fox-Hogle, 37, passed away Friday, September 14, 2018 in Whiting, IN. Born in Fort Wayne, April loved her four children and her family. Surviving are her children, Andrew (McKenna) Fox, Skyler (Courtney) Hogle, Elizabeth Hogle, and Isabelle Hogle; mother Christi Goble; grandchildren, Carson Fox and McKaylyn Fox; siblings, Leah (Adrian) Dennis, Faun Terry, and Clinton (Dolores) Goble....
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Bernard Francis (Bernie) Szuhaj

September 14, 2018

Dr. Bernard Francis ("Bernie") Szuhaj passed away surrounded by his sons at Parkview Regional Hospital on September 14, 2018 in Fort Wayne, Indiana at the age of 75. Bernie is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carole Ann Szuhaj (née Brady), his brother and sister, Theodore Szuhaj, Jr. and Sylvia Reed (née Szuhaj), his sons, Matthew, Timothy and Bernard Szuhaj, his daughters-in-law, Suzanne...
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Linda Lu Patrick Hickox McCreary

September 13, 2018

Linda Lu Patrick Hickox McCreary passed on September 13, 2018. Known as Louie, she was born on November 5, 1937 to the late Delma Clarence Patrick and Hilda McCain Patrick, in Parker City, Indiana. The family moved to Auburn, Indiana shortly after. Louie was a 1955 graduate of Auburn High School. Louie started working in the Ft. Wayne Memorial Coliseum ticket sales office in 1982 and retired as...
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Edward B. (Eddie) Anderson, Jr.

September 13, 2018

Edward B. "Eddie" Anderson, Jr., 59 of Pleasant Lake, IN passed away September 13, 2018. Eddie was in Machine Maintenance for Nucor Fastener in St. Joe, IN for over 30 years. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Army Reserves during Desert Storm. Eddie loved spending time with his family and enjoyed the outdoors whether it was fishing, hunting or camping. He earned the highest rank of...
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Brenda D. Caprioni

September 13, 2018

Brenda D. Caprioni, 67, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at her residence. Unable to do surgery to remove her stomach with a leiomyosarocma cancer stomach mass. Because of compilations of blood clots in her aorta and both lungs. Mrs. Caprioni was born on December 7, 1950 in Marion, OH. She graduated from Harding High School in Marion, OH. She worked in assembly for...
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Myron R. Carrier

September 12, 2018

Myron R. Carrier, 92, of Fremont, IN passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Carrier was born on March 8, 1926 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Albert J. and Flossie I. (Bell) Carrier. He graduated from Central High School in Fort Wayne and later attended IPFW. Myron served his country honorably with the United States Indiana State Guard. On May 26, 1945, Myron married...
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Marcella E. Ostman

September 12, 2018

Marcella E. Ostman, 95 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away September 12, 2018. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Fort Wayne, IN and worked many years with Catholic Charities. She is survived by her children, Mary (Gary) Thompson, Chuck (Wymema) Ostman, Jane (Ralph) Reppert, Anne (Chris) Watson, 17 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren. Marcella was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Timothy W. Reed

September 10, 2018

Timothy W. Reed, 53, passed away Monday, September 10, 2018 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Tim worked with Triscape Lawn Maintenance as a crew leader for 15 years. Tim enjoyed billiards and loved to fish and game on his computer. He was the life of the party and liked to go dancing with his best friend Jenny. He also loved spending time with his family. Tim had a...
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Doris (Dorie) L. Welch

September 10, 2018

Doris "Dorie" L. Welch, 97, passed away September 10, 2018. She was born in Belle Fourche, SD on July 2, 1921, the daughter of the late David and Elsie Douglass. Dorie graduated from Southside High School. She worked as an Aide at St. Joe Central Elementary. She was married to Howard Welch on August 9, 1941 and spent 70 years of marriage until his passing on March 25, 2011. Dorie was an active...
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John T. Anderson

September 9, 2018

John T. Anderson, 77 passed away at his home in Fort Wayne, IN. Sunday, September 9, 2018. He was born in South Berwick, ME to the late Irving Anderson and Helen Tracey (Shaw). John retired after several years of service from Wing Foot Goodyear in 2008. He is survived by his children David C. Anderson of Milton NH and Wendy Goodfield of Rochester NH: siblings Clayton Anderson of Rochester, NH:...
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Jack L. McAfee

September 9, 2018

Jack L. McAfee, 83 of Coldwater, MI passed away September 9, 2018. Jack was a Heavy Equipment Operator for Dehner, Shambaugh, and Fox Construction companies. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Loyal Order of Moose, American Legion and Operating Engineers Local #103. Jack is survived by his wife, Marlene J. (Campbell) McAfee, children, Bruce (Carol) McAfee, Nancy (Mike) Rush,...
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Michael Allen Hoeppner

September 8, 2018

Michael Allen Hoeppner, 71 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away September 8, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne on October 7, 1946 to the late Gilbert C. and Mitzi Hoeppner. Michael was the co-owner, along with his wife Linda, of Hoosier Pride Plastics, Inc. founded in 1988. He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran, the Elks, Free Mason's, Scottish Rite, Shriners and American Legion Post #499. Michael...
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Stevan Lamley

September 8, 2018

Stevan Lamley, passed away at home on September 8, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne on September 21, 1948 the son of the late William Lamley and Gloria Nelson who survives. Stevan was a Vietnam Veteran having served in the US Army, Airborne Special Unit, and was a POW in the Vietnam War. He was a life time member of American Legion Post #223. Stevan was an avid hunter and fisherman, he loved...
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Elaine (Meyer) Schuchhardt

September 8, 2018

Elaine (Meyer) Schuchhardt passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, September 8,2018. Born on February 12, 1933, Elaine was the youngest child of Wilhelm and Minnie Meyer who preceded her in death. She was a graduate of the former Central High School. Upon graduation, she worked for Lincoln Life then after raising her family, she earned her real estate license. Elaine...
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William (Bill) E. Cantrell

September 8, 2018

William "Bill" E. Cantrell, 71, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Covington Manor in Fort Wayne. Mr. Cantrell was born on May 31, 1947, in Long Island, New York to the late Lee and Dolores (Frazier) Cantrell. Bill attended North Side High School in Fort Wayne. He served his country honorably with the United States Navy and Marine Reserves. Bill worked at Value City...
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Shyann R. Bates

September 7, 2018

Shyann R. Bates, 16, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018 at her residence with her family by her side. She was born in Fort Wayne, on September 2, 2002 to David Bates and Kathy Kuehner. She attended Wayne High School. Shyann had a smile that lit the room. She had a heart of gold and loved her family. She enjoyed playing soccer and pulling pranks. Shyann loved frogs and...
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Alvie J. Hill

September 7, 2018

Alvie J. Hill, 95, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018 at home with his family by his side. Mr. Hill was born on March 17, 1923, in Sycamore, Ohio to the late Harley E. and Della S. (Rose) Hill. He graduated from McCutchenville, Ohio High School. Alvie served his country honorably with the Unites States 8th Army Air Corp., San Antonio, TX as an instructor on heavy...
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Joseph H. Moser

September 7, 2018

Joseph H. Moser, 85, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 when the angels took him to be with the Lord that he loved, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Bluffton, IN, Joseph worked with Rogers Markets for 40 years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of the American Legion, Post #111, Bluffton, IN and served honorably in the U.S. Navy. Joseph was a kind and loving man who...
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Frances "B" Haines

September 7, 2018

Frances "B" Haines, 93, died peacefully September 7, 2018 with her loved ones by her side. Her only wish is to be remembered for the tremendous love she had for her children and grandchildren. Surviving are her children; Christopher Haines of Honolulu, HI, Pamela (Robert) Burnham of Henderson, NV, Patricia Douglass of Savannah, GA, Shellie (Rick Sowell) Haines of Tempe, AZ, Anita (Tom) O'Reilly...
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Sandra Rose (Sandy) Schricker McClain

September 6, 2018

Sandra Rose (Schricker) McClain "Sandy" 63 passed away on Thursday September 6, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital. She was born on January 11, 1955 in Fort Wayne, IN, daughter of the late David and Janis Schricker. She graduated from South Side High School. She married Earl Jerome McClain on December 23, 1972. She loved the holidays and watching NASCAR. Sandy loved her family very much and will be missed...
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Leslie (Les) L. Henriksen

September 6, 2018

Leslie "Les" L. Henriksen, 86, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2018. Les was an Electrical Engineer for ITT from 1967 to 1995 when he retired. He graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1958 and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Les grew up in Beechwood, MI, a place he always called "home." He was an active member of Messiah Lutheran Church...
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Mary Gertrude (Gertie) Wyss

September 6, 2018

Mary Gertrude 'Gertie' Wyss, 95, of Fort Wayne, IN went to be with the Lord Sept 6, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Gertie was born July 6, 1923, in Hoagland, IN, the daughter of Bernard and Agnes Hake. She was a graduate of Hoagland High School, worked at GE for 6 years, and married John F. Wyss on July 26, 1947. He preceded her in death in 1997. She devoted her life to raising their...
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Michael R. (Mike) Thomas

September 6, 2018

Michael R. "Mike" Thomas, passed away September 6, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born in Fort Wayne, on December 10, 1947, the son of the late Earl and Angie Thomas. Mike worked as a union griever at GE/BAE systems for over 45 years until his retirement. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Surviving are his wife of 12 years Mary Etta...
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Ann Carolyn Moody

September 4, 2018

Ann Carolyn Moody, 80, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Canterbury Nursing Home. She was born on September 15, 1937 in Old Town, Maine, to the late Ellery Davis and Helen Pauline (Rose) Moody. She graduated from Ivy Tech Community College and worked for Crescent Avenue Nursery School. Ann enjoyed knitting and her beloved pets. Ann is survived by her brother,...
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Charisse Del Rosario

September 4, 2018

Charisse Del Rosario, 39, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Fort Wayne. Born in Augsburg, Germany, Charisse graduated from Homestead High School in 1997. Charisse was very social and loved hanging out with her friends and family at dance, the beach and camping. Charisse was a wonderful daughter and friend to all and will be dearly missed. Surviving are her mother, Luz (Maria) Marks, and...
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Dorothy M. Jernigan

September 4, 2018

Dorothy M Jernigan, 100, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Coventry Meadows LLC in Fort Wayne. She was born in Terre Haute, IN, to the late Leslie and Daisy Kearshner. Dorothy graduated from Union Hospital School of Nursing. She was a Navy Veteran and Nurse during WWII. Later she worked at Parkview Hospital for several years and retired as the Assistant Director at Visiting Nurse Hospice...
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Mark John Nebro

September 3, 2018

Mark John Nebro, 59, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018 at Life Care Center. Mr. Nebro was born on June 9, 1959 in Columbia City, Indiana to the late John B. and Phylliss L. (Spaulding) Nebro. Mark graduated from Paul Harding High School in Fort Wayne. He served his country honorably with the United States Army. Mark worked as a welder and machinist for many...
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Joan Elaine (Fruitt) Franklin

September 3, 2018

Joan Elaine (Fruitt) Franklin, 92, our dear mother, passed away on September 3, 2018 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home. Born May 10, 1926 in Kosciusko County, Indiana to the late Floyd and Josephine Fruitt. She enjoyed working at Sears for 26 years in the Hearing Aid Department and was a member First Christian Church where she was a choir member and food bank helper. She is survived by two...
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Stephen Allen (Steve) Harris

September 2, 2018

Stephen Allen "Steve" Harris, 78, long-time resident of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018. Born March 26, 1940 in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late John and Mary Elizabeth (Estes) Harris. Steve was a United States Marine Corps veteran and a retired Indiana State Police Officer of 34 years. Steve was a true fan of the Old West and was an avid reader of western novels. He...
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Floyd P. Affolder

September 2, 2018

Floyd P. Affolder, 75, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Floyd worked with BF Goodrich for 32 years, retiring in 1997. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed, fishing, water sports, being at the lake, and gardening. He was very active in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He will be dearly missed. Surviving are his wife...
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Lorraine L. Tew

September 1, 2018

Lorraine L. Tew, 90 of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away September 1, 2018. She was born August 03, 1928 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Robert and Hazel (Siples) McLain. Lorraine was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and La Sertoma Club. She worked for various jewelry stores in Fort Wayne for over 50 years. Lorraine is survived by her loving children, Nevin A. Tew- Huntertown, IN, Dr....
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Gerald O. Fox

July 9, 1927 - August 31, 2018

Gerald O. "Jerry" Fox, 91 of Churubusco, IN passed away August 31, 2018. Jerry was born July 9, 1927 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Walter R. and Frances M. (Siefer) Fox. He was the Founder and Co-Owner of Fox & Fox Frame Service and previously with Body and Fender from 1946-1963. Jerry was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, member of St. Vincent DePaul Society and Holy Name Society...
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James (Jim) Rohrer

August 29, 2018

James "Jim" Rohrer, 65, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Jim worked as a Pharmacist in or around Fort Wayne. He was a proud graduate of Purdue University. Jim loved woodworking and enjoyed science fiction and baking bread. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Beth Rohrer, daughter, Katie (Paul) Nance of Indianapolis, IN, daughter, Kristi (Stephen) Law of...
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Patricia (Pat) E. Gregg

August 29, 2018

Patricia "Pat" E. Gregg, 89 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away August 29, 2018. She had been the Office Manager for Dental Office for 54 years. She was a life member of Isaac Knapp Society, Indiana State and American Dental Association, Eastern Star Chapter# 432, Past Member Shriners Widow Club and Daughter of the Nile. Pat was survived by her son, David Gregg, grandson, Tomas Gregg and sister, Judy...
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Reagan C. Swinford

August 29, 2018

Reagan C. Swinford, 17, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at Lutheran Children's Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Reagan was a member of Sonrise at Aboite United Methodist Church. She attended Wayne New Tech High School and was active in the Olympic Committee, Canstruction, Women in Engineering Club, Key Club, Interact (Rotary), and New Tech Academy Culture Club. She was a member...
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Robert Ervin Eugene McAfee

August 28, 2018

Robert Ervin Eugene McAfee was born in Poe, Indiana on March 17, 1925 and passed away peacefully in his home with his family on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. He leaves behind his wife, June; his son, Steven (Ani); three granddaughters - Jennifer, Sarah, and Lisa; two living grandsons - Shawn, and Justin (Miranda); two sisters - Audrey and MaryLynn; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great...
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Nancy Coolman

August 26, 2018

After battling leukemia for 12 years, Nancy Coolman died in her home on August 26, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Born Nancy Jean Ostroot in Gary, IN on April 10, 1943, to Boyd (d. 2005) and Velma (d. 1998), she grew up in Portage, IN, graduated from Portage High School (1961) and from Purdue University (1965). On August 25, 1963, she married Roy Arland Coolman, with whom she celebrated...
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Cleve Lunsford

August 25, 2018

Cleve Lunsford, 67, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Mr. Lunsford was born on May 21, 1951, in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Buford Lunsford and Betty (Donavon) Lunsford. Cleve attended North Side High School in Fort Wayne. He served his country with the United States Navy as a medic. On June 16, 1977, he married Patricia Lunsford in...
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Lydia Ankipans Peralta

August 25, 2018

Lydia Ankipans Peralta, passed away on August 25th at Heritage Park Nursing Home. Lydia was born in Rezekne, Latvia in 1932. She became a refugee during World War II and immigrated to the United States after several years in a refugee camp in Germany. Lydia graduated from St. Louis University in 1957. After many years as a homemaker, she became a research librarian at Magnavox, retiring form...
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Donald (Don) Gene Crago

August 25, 2018

Donald "Don" Gene Crago, 46, passed away peacefully in his sleep, Saturday, August 25, 2018 in Fort Wayne, IN. Born in Huntington, IN Don was a 1990 Huntington North High School Graduate and served honorably in the U.S. Navy. Don started his career at Deister and then Hanson Stone Quarry. Currently, he was employed as a heavy equipment operator for the International Union of Operating Engineers ...
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Virginia T. Wulpi

August 24, 2018

Virginia T. Wulpi, 92, of Ft. Wayne, IN passed away peacefully on Friday, August 24th at Park Place Senior Living in Ft. Wayne. Born in Oak Park, IL, she was a long time member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. She was a devoted wife and mother. She was also an avid volunteer at Good Shepherd, the Embassy Theatre, and Parkview Hospital. Surviving are her four children, Susan (Jeff)...
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Leonard (Butch) A. Adams

August 23, 2018

Leonard "Butch" A. Adams, 73, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at his residence. Leonard was born on April 28, 1945, in Fort Wayne to the late Leonard and Mildred (Palmer) Adams. He attended Southside High School in Fort Wayne. Leonard was a welder for Custom Tube Form in Fort Wayne for many years before retiring in 2007. After retirement he helped at the local...
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Rosemarie M. Long

August 23, 2018

Rosemarie M. Long, 91, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Michigan City, IN, Rosemarie was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and past president of Monday Musicale. She was a devoted wife and mother. She was a woman of strong faith and had a great passion for music. Surviving are her children, Mary Kathryn (David) Skinnon of Meriden,...
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Rosemary (Rosey) C. Rounds

August 23, 2018

Rosemary "Rosey" C. Rounds, 86, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Rosey was a 1950 graduate of Central Catholic High School. She worked as a correspondence clerk with North American Van Lines for 18 years, retiring in 1989. Rosey was a charter member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and was active in the Rosary Society and The...
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Keith W. Bisig

August 20, 2018

Keith W. Bisig, 70, passed away Monday, August 20, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois and was raised in Glenwood, Illinois. He moved to Fort Wayne in 1973. Keith was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. He worked as a heavy duty mechanic with Parrish Truck Leasing. Keith enjoyed fishing, nature, and lighthouses. He liked traveling, especially...
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Phillip R. Smith

August 19, 2018

Phillip R Smith was born at Clear Lake, Indiana on October 9, 1937 and passed into God's arms with his sister by his side at his home on August 19, 2018, Huntington, IN. Predeceased by parents Herman Smith and Anna Belle (Isenhower) Smith, and brother-in-law Paul Rumohr. Phillip is survived by his sister Sharon Rumohr of Jonesville, MI, nephew Rick (Carol Ann) Cole of Los Gatos, CA and niece...
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Kaylene D. Wannemacher

August 19, 2018

Kaylene D. Wannemacher , 68, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Richard C and Margaret C Sebold. Kaylene graduated from Concordia High School in 1968 and earned her teaching degree from Ball State and her Masters from Indiana University Fort Wayne. She taught elementary education for several years and was the Pre...
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Thomas P. (Tom) Carter

August 18, 2018

Thomas P. "Tom" Carter, 78, passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Tom served honorably and retired after 20 years from the U.S. Navy. He was very proud of his military service. He also worked as a maintenance engineer with Essex for 18 years, retiring in 2010. Tom was an avid bowler and enjoyed being outdoors. He loved to camp, fish and be by the fire. In his...
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Ronald L. Enfield

August 16, 2018

Ronald L. Enfield, 68 of Hamilton, IN passed away August 16, 2018. He was born to the late Herman and Vera F. (Jack) Enfield on October 13, 1949 in Elkhart, IN. He was joined in marriage to Jo D. Ulery on August 21, 1971 in Elkhart, IN. Ronald worked for Kroger's in the Elkhart and South Bend, IN area for over 30 Years retiring as a Manager in 1996. He enjoyed playing golf and traveling,...
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Richard Raymond Krick

August 16, 2018

Richard Raymond Krick, 81, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Ashton Creek Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. Arrangements by Mungovan Simple.
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James W. Martin

August 16, 2018

James W. Martin, 88, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. Jim was born on January 24, 1930 in Fort Wayne to the late Oscar and Vera Martin. He was a graduate of South Side High School and an Army veteran in the Korean War. He married Corrine Stotlar on June 7, 1952 at South Side Church of the Nazarene in Fort Wayne. Jim deeply loved his family...
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Emily Rada Jovevski

August 16, 2018

Emily Rada Jovevski, 20, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Emily was born on July 31, 1998, in Fort Wayne, IN to Dragan and Jodi Lynn (Fitzgerald) Jovevski. She graduated from Carroll High school. Emily was a member at St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church in Fort Wayne. She enjoyed spending time with her family and...
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Patricia Lou France

August 16, 2018

Patricia Lou France, 68 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away August 16, 2018. She was retired as a Technician for GE BAE Systems for over 40 years. Pat was a member of E-Lex and loved spending time with her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 12 years, Michael L. France, children, Jeramie, Edward (Kelly), Michael (Katie) Van Gessel, step-children, Todd (Sara) France, Traci (John Paul)...
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Michael Anthony Cozzi

August 15, 2018

Dr. Michael A. Cozzi, 54, passed away on August 15, 2018. He was born January 28, 1964 in Chicago, IL. He attended Drake University and graduated with a Pharmacology degree, and then attended the University of Illinois and obtained a Doctorate's degree in Anesthesiology. He continued in his medical field to further his education in medicine. Michael loved to hunt and fish, and enjoyed the...
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David W. Mauritzen

August 15, 2018

David W. Mauritzen 81 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away August 15, 2018. He was born on April 17, 1936 in Peoria, Illinois to the late Melvin and Ruth Mauritzen. David was an Associate Professor Emeritus at IPFW after retiring from there in 2009 after 31 years. He played the trumpet in the Fort Wayne Community Orchestra, was a member of AOPA and was a Licensed Amateur Radio Operator. David is...
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Charles S. Butcher

August 15, 2018

Charles S Butcher, 61, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at his home in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, and raised in Carmel, IN. Charly graduated from Carmel HS in 1975. He was a radio announcer and icon with WOWO and WMEE for over 30 yrs. He is known in Fort Wayne for his passion for broadcasting and the community, but to his family he will be remembered most for his...
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Anastasia Katsis

August 15, 2018

Anastasia Katsis, 91 of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away August 15, 2018. Born On March 15, 1927, in Nestorio, Kastoria, Greece, she was a seamstress for Bennet Manufacturing in New Haven, IN for over 24 years. Anastasia was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church where she was a member of Philoptochos. She was very social and loved to spend time with her family and friends. Her...
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Eula E. Howard

August 15, 2018

Eula E. Howard, 93, passed away on August 15, 2018. She was born in Antwerp, OH on July 17, 1925, the daughter of the late J. Weldon and Nola Powell. Eula married John W. Howard on May 30, 1943 and shared 53 years of marriage together before his passing. Eula was a Welcome Wagon Hostess for some time, and also worked for 7 years at the Colony Shop, a ladies clothing store. Surviving are her son,...
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Richard (Dick) C. Michael

August 15, 2018

Richard "Dick" C. Michael, 81, stepped in to Heaven on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Born on February 28, 1937, Dick was the son of the late Gerald Michael and Violet Murray Michael. Dick loved basketball and was a member of the Central Catholic High School basketball team, earning a basketball scholarship to the University of Dayton, where he played for one year. He later attended Marian College...
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Terrence (Terry) Mommer

August 14, 2018

Terrence "Terry" Mommer, 61, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, He was a graduate of Bishop Dwenger High School. Surviving are his brother, Larry Mommer of Fort Wayne, IN,brother, Mark Mommer, Fort Wayne, sister, Iris Mommer of Waterloo, IN. Terrence was preceded in death by parents, Sumner and Celeste Mommer, brother Jerry Mommer. Mass of Christian Burial is ...
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Charles E. Sheets

August 13, 2018

Charles E. Sheets, age 63, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away on August 13, 2018 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Mr. Sheets was born on August 14, 1954 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Junior Worth and Dorothy Ruth (Martin) Sheets. Charles worked as a truck driver. He enjoyed playing cards and fishing. Survivors include his sisters; Mary Lou Graham and Sandy Cunningham, several nieces,...
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Ernest E. Evans, Jr.

August 12, 2018

Ernest E. Evans Jr., 84, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2018 at his home in Fort Wayne, IN. surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Marion, IN, to the late Ernest E and Nellousie Evans Sr. Ernest graduated from Marion High School in 1951, Indiana University in 1955 and IU Law School in1961. He worked at Midwest United Life Insurance Company for 1970-1984 and retired in 1998 as V.P....
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Richard C. (Dick) Fisher

August 11, 2018

Richard C. (Dick) Fisher Nine Decades Young Richard C. (Dick) Fisher was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on May 23, 1928 to the late Clark and Gladys (Phillips) Fisher. He was a graduate of Central High School, a member of Waynedale United Methodist Church and a dedicated member of the Masons, Scottish Rite and Shrine. Dick passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and family on...
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Michael Patrick Kane, Jr.

August 11, 2018

Michael Patrick Kane Jr. 47 and Chrissy Marie (Campagna) Kane, 44, passed away suddenly, Saturday, August 11, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Michael was born in Philadelphia and was raised in Collingdale, PA. He worked in construction. He followed in his father's footsteps, as well as his five uncles, two in the Navy, two in the Army and two in the Marine Corps, and joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was a...
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Christina Marie (Campagna) Kane

August 11, 2018

Michael Patrick Kane Jr. 47 and Christina Marie (Campagna) Kane, 44, passed away suddenly, Saturday, August 11, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Michael was born in Philadelphia and was raised in Collingdale, PA. He worked in construction. He followed in his father's footsteps, as well as his five uncles, two in the Navy, two in the Army and two in the Marine Corps, and joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was...
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George H. Abels

August 11, 2018

George H. Abels, age 91, passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at his residence with his family by his side. He was born on September 24, 1926 in Evanston, Illinois. Mr. Abels served his country honorably with the United States Navy during World War II. In 1950, he graduated from The Ohio State University. The greatest day of his life was when he met Ruth Werling at Bledsoe's Beach Lake...
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Maureen Kearney

August 11, 2018

Maureen Kearney, 66, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, IN. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne. Maureen graduated from Bishop Luers High School and went on to graduate with a bachelor's degree from Indiana University. Maureen had a passion for creating beautiful stained glass pieces and also mastered every other creative art she...
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Josephine M. Kesterke

August 10, 2018

Josephine M. Kesterke, 89, passed away Friday, August 10, 2018 at her home in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Creston, IA, to the late James and Thelma McCann. Josephine moved to Fort Wayne in 1959 and worked as a District Manager with Fort Wayne Newspaper for over 20 years. She was compassionate, kind, generous and a most forgiving person. Josephine was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and...
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Mary Jane Knapp

August 9, 2018

Mary Jane Knapp, 86, passed away August 9,2018. Born in Redfield, SD to Herman and Mary Kleer. She graduated from the University of Michigan as a Registered Nurse and worked in the surrounding communities. Mary Jane was heavily involved as a member of the Trinity Church of the Nazarene. She was a loving, caring and nurturing wife and mother who dedicated her life to her family and her church....
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Brenda Skaggs

August 9, 2018

Brenda Skaggs, 53, passed away on August 9, 2018. She was born in Pensylvania on December 27, 1964, the daughter of the late William and Pauline Harr. Brenda had many passions in life including dolphins, gambling, and her beloved dog, Bear. More than anything Brenda loved her family and friends. Surviving are her children, Gregory (Alissia) Skaggs, and Rebecca Skaggs; and grandchildren, William...
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Thomas Edward Christlieb

August 9, 2018

Thomas Edward Christlieb, of Huntertown passed away on Thursday, August 9, at the age of 84 from cancer. Born in Lapel, Indiana in 1933, He was preceded in death by his father Harry L. Christlieb, mother Rosella Nichols, and two brothers, Larry and Danny Christlieb. A graduate of Northside High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1952 and served in the Korean War. Upon entering...
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Roger K. Gorsuch

August 7, 2018

Roger K. Gorsuch, 81, courageously passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at OSU's Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, due to surgical complications. Roger was born in Churubusco, Indiana. After serving in the Navy Reserves and beginning his career as a GE apprentice, he received an Associate's degree in Business Management. He was a supervisor at Plant Instrument for 10+ years. Roger...
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Willis (Bill) Colburn, Maj., USAF Ret.

August 7, 2018

Willis "Bill" C. Colburn, Major, USAF Retired, 96, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Born in Addison, NY he graduated from Cornell University and spent 25 years in the Air Force before retiring from General Telephone. He served in the Phillipines during World War II and also served in Korea and Vietnam during the war. He ended his service to our country at the Pentagon. He is survived by his...
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Joseph R. Stelmack

August 7, 2018

Joseph R. Stelmack, 56, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Portsmouth, VA, Joseph worked as a software engineer with Raytheon. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a kind and loving person and will be greatly missed. Surviving are his father, John Stelmack of Littleton, NC; mother, Connie (Rick) Kumer of Virginia Beach, VA;...
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Paul D. Waites

August 6, 2018

Paul D. Waites, 72, passed away on August 6, 2018. He was born in Kingsport, TN, on April 18, 1946 the son of the late James Paul and Laura Waites of Warsaw IN. Paul served in the Army until he was honorably discharged in 1968. He worked at Zimmer INC in Quality Control for 28 years until his retirement. Paul was married to Marion E. Poling for 18 years until her passing in 1999. Paul was very...
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Marianne Howard

August 6, 2018

Marianne Howard, 88, entered her heavenly home on Monday, August 6, 2018. Marianne was born to the late Clarence and Lillian Rossell. Marianne married her high school sweetheart, Dean Howard, of Fort Wayne, IN and together they had one daughter, Susan (Mutton). Marianne will be fondly remembered as a loving mother and grandmother. She was always interested in the activities of Susie's family and...
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Betty M. Selzer

August 5, 2018

Betty M. Selzer, 92, passed away August 5, 2018. She was born February 10, 1926 in Fort Wayne, IN, the daughter of the late Francis Reed and James Wert. Betty retired after 30 years of service with GTE. Surviving are her children; Cela (Ray) Guiff, and Ronald (Brenda) Selzer; 4 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; and 4 nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be...
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Betty M. Selzer

August 5, 2018

Betty M. Selzer, 92, of Ft. Wayne, passed away August 5, 2018. Funeral services to be held at a later date.
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John Paul Rader

August 4, 2018

John Paul Rader, passed away peacefully at home on August 4, 2018. He was born in Dekalb, Illinois on December 15, 1956, son of the late William Rader and Henrietta Storer. John attended Lakeland High School. John kept himself busy, mainly driving truck in his working days. John enjoyed fishing, and spending time with his beloved dogs. He was known as an animal lover and a great joke teller....
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Carma D. Williams Coil

August 2, 2018

Carma D. Williams Coil, 90, passed away on August 2, 2018. She was born in Smith Creek, KY on March 15, 1928, the daughter of the late Ernest Alward and Gertie Mae Williams. Carma was a member of First Wayne Street United Methodist Church. She was happy working with her hands to make home a beautiful place for her family. Those who knew her were touched by her vitality, friendly openness and...
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Victoria L. McMillen

August 2, 2018

Victoria L. McMillen , 48, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2018. She is survived by her father, Jimmy McMillen of Beaufort, SC, sisters, Karen (Michael) Didion of Huntington, WV, Melinda (Brian) Allfrey of Wexford, PA, Laurie (Kevin) Coggins of Kathleen, GA, brother, James (Mary) McMillen of FL, former spouse, Don Combess of Fort Wayne, IN, and sister at heart, Jennifer Lafferty of Auburn, IN, 11...
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A. Michael (Mike) Stedge

August 1, 2018

A. Michael "Mike" Stedge, 73 of Fort Wayne, IN went to be with the Lord on August 1, 2018. Mike was Co-Owner of Stedge Plumbing & Heating, Inc. since 1972. He was previously employed by the Trane Corp in Chicago, IL. Mike is survived by his loving wife, Barbara L. (Spierse) Stedge, children, Steven Stedge, Jeffrey (Kari) Stedge, Jonathan (Sarah Endris) Stedge, grandchildren, Brayden, Zachariah,...
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Nicole E. Smith

August 1, 2018

Nicole E Smith, 28, passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at her home in Fort Wayne. She was a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, Nicole graduated from Elmhurst High School in 2008. She was a Loan Advisor with Ace Cash Express for 3 years, Nicole loved to spend time outdoors, hiking at Fox Island and being with her family and friends. Surviving are her father, Carlis "Pete" Smith, Jr. of...
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Franz-Martin (Marty) Peters

August 1, 2018

Franz-Martin (Marty) Peters, 68yrs. old, passed away Wednesday 8/1/18 at Lutheran hospital.Marty was born in Oberbauer, Germany on March 23, 1950. He is the son of Franz-Joseph and Charlotte Peters of Tecklenburg, Germany.Left to honor & remember his love are his wife, Jeanie, of 45yrs. of Westfield, N.Y., his children, grandchildren, Edda Peters Bryant with her husband, Wayne and kids, Madelyn...
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James Ackmann

August 1, 2018

James Ackmann, 87, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Greystone Health and Rehabilitation. Mr. Ackmann was born on April 4, 1931 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to William and Eleanor (Luplow) Ackmann. He graduated from Concordia High School in Wisconsin and continued his education at Concordia Jr. College, Wisconsin and Concordia College River Forest, Illinois. He...
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Elsie Mae (Grimes) Harshman

July 31, 2018

Obituary for Elsie Mae (Grimes) Harshman Elsie Harshman went peacefully to heaven on July 31, 2018 @ Diversicare Providence Retirement Community in Clarksville, IN. She was born in Paulding County, Ohio on February 9, 1923 to the late Frank and Myrta (Adams) Grimes. She was also preceded in death by her husband William Charles Harshman, her brothers Verlin, Robert, Donald, John Grimes and her...
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Pauline Caylor

July 29, 2018

Pauline Caylor, 83, passed away on July 29, 2018 at Ossian Health Care. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 11:00am at Ossian United Methodist Church, 201 West Mill Street, Ossian, Indiana 46777. Memorial donations may be directed to Ossian United Methodist Church or American Cancer Society. To sign the online guest book please visit www.mungovansimple.com
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Dorothy E. Foltz

July 29, 2018

Dorothy E. Foltz, 100, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne. She was born in Lima, OH, to the late Ezra A and Dessie McKinley. Dorothy worked in the office at Bowmar Industries for 26.5 years, and also SW Allen County Schools. She was a member of, TeteSheri #60 and the Mizpah Shrine Horse Patrol. Surviving are her grandchildren, Scott (Kathy) Foltz of Fort...
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Mary Jo Baughman

July 29, 2018

Mary Jo Baughman, 94, passed away on July 29, 2018. She was born in Benton County, Indiana on April 3, 1924, the daughter of the late Edward and Maggie Nichols. She attended International Business College, and spent 43 years of marriage with her late husband, Arthur Baughman. Mary Jo worked at the Charter Place as a bookkeeper for 20 years until her retirement. Mary Jo enjoyed volunteering at...
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Emaline R. Suder

July 29, 2018

Emaline R. Suder, 97, passed away on July 29, 2018. She was born in Meyersdale, PA on December 9, 1920, the daughter of the late Charles and Lydia Saylor. Emaline worked 26 years for Joslyn Stainless Steel/ Slate Steel until her retirement in 1985. Surviving are her children, Frank (Verna) Suder, Mark Suder; Sharon (Stephen) Menefee; 3 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great...
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Anthony Richard Rossi IV

July 28, 2018

Anthony Richard Rossi IV born on July 28, 2018 and passed away a mere 2 hours and 44 minutes later. He is survived by his loving parents, Paige N. (Meriwether) & Anthony Richard Rossi III, his brothers, James Pickering, Preston Grush, sisters, Audriana Rossi, grandparents, Ernie Meriweather, Gail Jackson, Anthony & Shari Rossi, Jr., Christina Whiteley, great grandparents, Charlotte & Anthony...
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James Lester "Jim" Scheil

July 28, 2018

James Lester "Jim" Scheil, age 69, of Fort Wayne passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a graduate of Northside High School in 1967. Jim began a career in mechanical contracting and founded Summit Mechanical, Inc. in 1984. Jim's talents and accomplishments were many, he was a beloved husband, father and grandfather as well as a steadfast and loyal friend...
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Alicia Rodriguez Bower

July 27, 2018

Alicia Rodriguez Bower, age 67, passed away Friday, July 27, 2018, in Tampa, Florida. She was born in Havana, Cuba, to Federico and Sofia Rodriguez. She and her family came to the United States as political refugees in 1962. The family was sponsored by Epworth United Methodist Church in Bluffton, Indiana, where Alicia spent her formative years. She then moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana where she...
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Robert L. Coplen

July 27, 2018

Robert L. Coplen, 88, passed away Friday, July 27, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Mr. Coplen was born on August 14, 1929 in Akron, Indiana to Lee V. and Cora (Zimmerman) Coplen. He graduated from Gilead High School in Macy, Indiana. Mr. Coplen served his country honorably during the Korean War with the United States Army. He then continued his education at Tri-State University, where he obtained a...
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Jerry G. Forney

July 27, 2018

Jerry G. Forney, 71 of Northome, MN and formerly of Ft. Wayne, IN passed away unexpectedly on July 27, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on May 27, 1947 to Robert and Billye M. (Phillips) Forney. Jerry worked in Ft. Wayne as a Finance Manager for several automobile dealers. He proudly served his country in the U S Marine Corp. during the Viet Nam War. No matter who Jerry was around, be it...
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Rosemary A. Smith

July 27, 2018

Rosemary A. Smith, 90, of Fort Wayne, slipped quietly into the arms of Jesus at her granddaughter Angie's house, surrounded by her loving family on July 27, 2018. She was the daughter of Fred and Rose Seiler. She was married to her husband, Lyle, for 61 years. He preceded her in death in 2009. Rosemary worked at Hutiners Paris and later for FWCS food service at South Side High School and...
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Dwight E. Kuntz

July 27, 2018

Reverend Dwight E. Kuntz, 72, passed away Friday, July 27, 2018 at Parkview Randallia Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Abilene, KS, Dwight was a Minister in the Church of the United Brethren in Christ for 30 years and retired from the work force in 2007. He was a member of Living Grace Community Church formerly known as Union Chapel United Brethren Church. Dwight's greatest passion was serving the...
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