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Carl Lebamoff

July 21, 2014

Carl C. Lebamoff, 88, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Carl was an army veteran of both WW II and Korea. He served in the Sixth Armored Calvary Regiment, earning two Combat Infantryman Badges and a battlefield commission. He was a 1950 graduate of Indiana University. He was a national sales representative with DQB...
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Ronald Hull

July 19, 2014

Ronald A. Hull, 78, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Rd.
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John M. (Mike) Dennis

December 25, 1940 - July 19, 2014

John M. "Mike" Dennis, 73, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Mike graduated from South Side High School in 1959. He served in the U.S. Navy with the helicopter antisubmarine squadron 7 (HS-7) aboard the USS Randolph (CVS-15). He participated in the recovery of astronauts Gus Grissom and John Glenn. Mike worked at International Harvester for 11 years and...
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Harry Lee Yarde

December 8, 1939 - July 18, 2014

Harry Lee Yarde, 74, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, at his residence in Fort Wayne. Lee was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife, Peggy; son, Gary; son, Bryan(Leslye); daughter, Amy (Thomas) Mason; daughter-in-law, Anne (Todd) Yarde; grandchildren, Aby, Beth, Mary, Josh, John, Dan and Annabelle; brother, Roy Yarde. Lee was preceded in death by parents,...
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Robert A. Tharp

October 17, 1922 - July 18, 2014

Robert A. Tharp, 91, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 at The Cedars in Leo-Cedarville. Surviving are his son Joe (Carol) Tharp of Fort Wayne; daughter Marcia (Randy) Poisel of Fishers, IN; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sister Barbara Hartigan of Fort Smith, AR; and his daughter-in-law Yolanda Zehr of Fort Wayne. Robert was preceded in death by his wife Jean Tharp; his son Michael...
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Deb Bates

August 26, 1955 - July 18, 2014

Deb Bates born August 26, 1955 passed away peacefully on Friday, July 18, 2014. Deb battled breast cancer for the past 22 years. Cancer never crippled her love and kindness. Surviving are her husband of 37 years, MIke; children Ben, Lisa (Jared) Haagen, and grandchildren Austin and Morgan. Many thanks, from the family to the caregivers who helped her for so many years. Donations to the Susan...
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Marilyn L. Havert

July 17, 2014

Marilyn L Havert, 89, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Marilyn graduated from South Side HS 1943. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and a long time volunteer. She also was a nursery school teacher at Taylor Chapel. Marilyn's hobbies included painting landscapes, knitting, making crafts, writing poetry and...
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Rose M. Ryan

July 17, 2014

Rose M. Ryan, 81, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014 at her home. Born in Fort Wayne, Rose retired from St. Joe Hospital and was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. She loved reading, the arts, and especially her children and grandchildren, who were her greatest treasure. Rose enjoyed Fort Wayne Arts, particularly the Ballet, the Philharmonic and the Art Museum where she was a volunteer...
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Marian Alice Oberg Begg

July 16, 2014

Marian Alice Oberg Bebb, 89, passed away July 16, 2014 at Kingston at Dupont. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Rd.
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Shannon N. Squire

December 23, 1975 - July 15, 2014

Shannon N. Squire, 38, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, she completed her Bachelor's degree from Tri-State University. Shannon worked in medical administration for 12 years, She loved life and enjoyed it with her family, friends, and animals. Surviving are her husband Michael Squire of Fort Wayne; son Triston Cohee of Fort Wayne, mother Debra Schneider of Fort Wayne...
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Alan (Al) Poe

July 15, 2014

Alan "Al" Poe, 72, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Surviving are his son, Andrew (Diane Aquino-Perez de Poe) Poe of Marquette, MI; daughter, Margaret (Neil Amos) Poe of London, England; daughter, Sarah (John) Hollingsworth of Tulsa, OK; grandchildren: Nathaniel and Simone Amos and Adam and Sophie Hollingsworth; and sisters, Mary M (Kenneth) Scrogham of Fort Wayne and Virginia A (Ray) Couch...
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Betty J. Beardsley

July 15, 2014

Betty J. Beardsley, 86, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Defiance, OH, and graduated from Defiance HS 1946. She married Ralph Beardsley in 1951 and moved to Ft. Wayne in 1955. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and was a volunteer at the church and helping with the church bulletin for years. She was a member of NAMI and Alliance...
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Carol M. (Clauss, Plank) Galbraith

July 14, 2014

Carol M. (Clauss, Plank) Galbraith, 77, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, she was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Carol grew up in a family of Restaurant people and worked at the Hobby House for many years. She opened "Family and Friends" Cafe with her daughter and was famous for her food and pies. She loved to garden and can, and...
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Bette Nussbaum Swanson

July 14, 2014

Bette Nussbaum Swanson, 97, passed away peacefully Monday, July 14, 2014 after a long stay at Saint Anne's Home. A life long resident of Fort Wayne, Bette married Bernard "Jiggs" Swanson Jr., who was a well known Chevy dealership owner for many years, Swanson Chevrolet. Bette was a long term member of the Fort Wayne Junior League, a lifetime member of the Fort Wayne Country Club, a volunteer at...
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Douglas Eliasson

July 14, 2014

Douglas Eliasson, 70, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Spencer, IA, Doug retired from Navistar in 2011 after 48 years of service. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served on the board of the National Auto and Truck Museum "NATMUS" in Auburn, and enjoyed being a troop leader in the Boy Scouts of...
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Helen C. Rodenbeck

July 14, 2014

Helen C. Rodenbeck , 85, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Carmel. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN. Helen graduated from Central Catholic HS 1946 a International Business College 1948. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and the Rosary Sodality. Helen was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Eighteen years ago she began her...
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Robert Tyrrell

July 13, 2014

Robert Tyrrell, 48, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014. Born in Springfield, VT, he lived most of his adult life in the Fort Wayne area. Surviving are his sisters Ruth Fisher, Maggie Brenner, Susan Ferguson, Christine Mason, brothers, Jerry and Clifton Tyrrell, children Kyle, Travis, Adrienne, and Stewart. Service is 10:00 am, Thursday, July 17, 2014 at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park...
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Larry E. Gerken

July 13, 2014

Larry E. Gerken, 76, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014 in Fort Wayne with his wife at his side. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN, and attended South Side HS and IPFW. He was a member of the Press club, Elks Lodge, Georgetown Lions Club and the Army National Guard. Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Sandra Gerken of Fort Wayne, IN; sister-in-law, Nancy (Jan) Etchison of Farmland, IN; nephews, Chip (Lisa)...
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Stephen C. Klerner

June 2, 1929 - July 13, 2014

Stephen C. Klerner, 85, passed onto his heavenly home on Sunday, July 13, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Stephen graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington. He worked as a realtor and was the founder of Klerner Realty and Klerner-O'Rourke Real Estate. Stephen served as a member of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of the Fort Wayne Board of Realtors, the YMCA, and was...
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Abby (Rapp) Ott

July 13, 2014

Abby (Rapp) Ott, 51, of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014. She is survived by her daughter, Brittany Rapp and her granddaughter, Liliana Butler. She is also survived by her sisters, Millie Beatty; Bonnie Wilson; Patti Mosel; Lucy Thomas; Ginny Elston; Nancy Rapp and their families.Service is 3:00 pm, July 17, 2014, at Mungovan and Sons Memorial Chapel, 2114 South Calhoun Street with...
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Philip E. Phovemire

July 13, 2014

Philip E. Phovemire, 68, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Albion, Philip worked as a Security Guard with Evans Toyota retiring in 2014. He liked hunting, fishing and camping. Surviving are his wife, Ann Phovemire; daughter, Jennifer R. (Jeff) MInnick; son, Jeremy M. Phovemire; grandchildren, Michaela Hoshour; Mitchell Minnick; Madelyn...
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Diane K. DeBolt

July 12, 2014

Diane K. DeBolt , 63, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Diane worked as a air hostess with Fort Wayne International Airport. Surviving are her husband, Lance DeBolt; son, Jeff Brisintine; sister, Cheryl Sroufe; brother, Dan Lothamer; half and brother, Billy Kahal. Diane was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Wilma Lothamer, and her brother, Greg Lothamer....
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Adam Berger

July 12, 2014

Adam Berger, 86, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014 at home in Fort Wayne. Born in Yugoslavia, Adam worked at Phelps Dodge for 22 years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and a 55 year member of the Fort Wayne Sports Club and enjoyed his garden. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth Berger; daughter, Erika (Walter) Scheffrahn of Algonquin, IL; sons...
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Marceil M. Genth Hughes Fletter

July 12, 2014

Marceil M. Genth Hughes Fletter, 88, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014. Surviving are her sister, Evelyn L. Beck of Fort Wayne; niece, Janet (William) Worrel of Ellenton, FL; nephew, Randy (Deborah) Beck of Fort Wayne; 5 step children; 13 step grandchildren; and 13 step great-grandchildren. Marceil was preceded in death by her parents Gary and Genevieve Genth; first husband, Robert Hughes;...
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David J. Pulver

July 12, 2014

David J. Pulver, 70, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, David graduated from North Side High School in 1961. After high school he served his country in the US Navy from 1961-1964. After serving in the military, he became a journeyman welder with Plumbers and Steamfitter Local #166. He worked for BF Goodrich and retired in January 2014 from Steel Dynamics. He...
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Stephen F. Pisula

July 11, 2014

Stephen F. Pisula, 63, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014. He loved his cars, music, and motorcycles. Surviving are his wife, Cristine Pisula of Fort Wayne; daughters, Jeri E. (Rick) Hunley and Jo E. Childers, both of Fort Wayne; sons, Jamie E. Childers of Larwill, IN and John S. Pisula of Guam; and 6 grandchildren. Steve was preceded in death by his parents J. Donald and Catherine Pisula....
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Curtis F. Creager

March 22, 1954 - July 11, 2014

Curtis F Creager, 60, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away on July 11, 2014, surrounded by family at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN, on March 22, 1954 to Curtis D & Gloria J Creager. Curt and Marge were married on September 24, 1977. Curt owned and operated Independent Refrigeration Service for 32 years. Many of his clients also called him friend and valued his ability to...
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Robert James Wagner

July 11, 2014

Robert James Wagner , 95, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014. Survivors include several nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews; several great-great nieces and nephews; several great-great-great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by wife, Mildred L "Millie" Wagner, parents Raymond and Bertha Wagner. Memorials may be made to the American Caribbean Experience 4014...
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Mary Rita Stump

July 10, 2014

Mary Rita Stump, 73, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014. Born July 2, 1941, in Fort Wayne to James and Margaret Huth (both deceased) and she attended North Side High School. Mary married Donald Stump on July 19, 1977. Strong-willed with a contagious laugh, Mary had a compassion for animals and a kind heart. She was generous and gave fervently to many charitable organizations. She loved nature,...
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P. Kenneth Dunsire

March 1, 1932 - July 10, 2014

P. Kenneth Dunsire, 82, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Born in Spearhill, Manitoba, Canada, Ken completed his career as an Executive Vice President with Lincoln National Corporation for 11 years, retiring in 1995. He began working at age 15 for Northern Construction in Vancouver, BC, Canada with his grandfather as his boss. After graduation from...
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Justin C. Seyfert

September 3, 1990 - July 10, 2014

Justin Charles Seyfert, 23, passed into the arms of God, July 10, 2014. Born September 3, 1990. He was a graduate of Northrop High School and Ball State School of Architecture in 2013. He was active in the construction trades while working towards his architectural masters degree. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. "May God guide his hand in heavenly architecture and the...
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Pat G. Franklin

July 10, 2014

Pat G. Franklin, 67, was called home Thursday, July 10, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Oakland, CA, Pat worked as an English and Social Studies teacher at Heritage Jr/Sr. High School for 17 years. He was an active member of St. Michael's Lutheran Church and Dad's of Heritage. Pat served as a member of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Pat loved reading, listening to music, traveling, and...
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John I. Brattain

July 10, 2014

John I. Brattain, 87, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014. Surviving are his wife Kathern Brattain, children; Greg (Debbie) Brattain, Lance (Geralyn) Brattain, Eric (Claudia) Brattain, April (Brian) Gray, step-children; William Tracey Jr., Eugene Tracey, Larry Tracey, Donavon (Twyla) Tracey, Vickie (Asam) Abid, Brenda (Steven) Anderson, Cynthia (Steven) Wolf, Kathy Rowminds, many grand, great,...
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Emma (Betty) Helmke

July 9, 2014

Emma "Betty" Helmke , 87, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Emma worked at Maloley's for 11 years. Surviving are son; John Henry (Sarah) Helmke of Roanoke, IN and James Robert (Debra) Helmke of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Rose Marie (Mike) Fultz of Fort Wayne, IN; five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; sister, Anna Emerich of Payne, OH. Emma was preceded in death by her parents...
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Donaldeen B. Casey Rucoi

July 9, 2014

Donaldeen B. Casey Rucoi, 88, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at the Kendallville Manor Health Care Center. Born in Fort Wayne, Donaldeen worked as a receptionist with Dr. Gentile. She was a member of St. Joseph United Methodist Church. Surviving are her daughter Patricia (Jerry) Gray of Wolcottville, IN; 3 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Donaldeen...
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Cynthia A. (Hall) Sterba

July 9, 2014

Cynthia A. (Hall) Sterba, 73, passed away at home Wednesday, July 9, 2014 after a long illness with family at her side. Born March 7, 1941 to Don D. and Dorothy R. Hall in Fort Wayne. Cynthia attended St. John the Baptist grade school, graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1959 where she was president of the Junior and Senior Classes. She graduated from the University of Saint Francis,...
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Paul M. Dominguez

July 8, 2014

Paul M. Dominguez, 58, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Paul worked as a painter and a tree remover with Steve Ransom. He enjoyed playing pool, handball, and music. He is survived by his father John Dominquez of Fort Wayne; son Justin (Glenda) White of Fort Wayne; 4 grandchildren; brother John M. Dominquez Jr.; sister Susie M. Dominguez; brother Jimmy M. Dominguez all of Fort Wayne; and...
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Helga Wickliffe

December 19, 1921 - July 8, 2014

Helga Wickliffe, 92, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Hamburg, Germany, She was a member of Emmaus Lutheran Church, and enjoyed reading, playing golf, bowling, gardening and taking care of her wildlife friends. Surviving are her daughter; Deborah (Ron) Dreyer of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren , Shannon (Justin) Hoffman of Fort Wayne and Shawn Dreyer of...
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Ernest G. Zala

July 8, 2014

Ernest G. Zala, 89, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Breslau, Germany, Ernest was a violinist with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic 57 years retiring in 2011. He was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Fort Wayne. Over the years, Ernest taught privately and for parochial schools, as well as at Indiana University and Taylor University. ...
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Lorraine S. Mack

September 27, 1965 - July 7, 2014

Lorraine S. Mack , 48, passed away Monday, July 7, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Manchester England, , Lorraine worked as a nurses assistant with Renaissance Nursing Home and also volunteered with various charities in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Edward Mack of Fort Wayne; father, Jasper Clarke of Manchester England; brother, Dwight Clarke of...
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Samantha E. Miller

July 7, 2014

Samantha E. Miller , 49, passed away Monday, July 7, 2014. Surviving are her father, Samuel Miller of Fort Wayne; children, Daniel Richardson of Fort Wayne, Sienna Osterholt and Mark Osterholt both of MD; siblings, Matthew (Char) Miller of Wilshire, OH, Kevin Stone of Lubbock, TX, Amanda Corgan of Muskegon, MI, and companion, Bill Luhring of Fort Wayne. Memorial Mass will be at St. Joseph...
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Larkin Craig Keoun

July 7, 2014

Larkin Craig Keoun, 74, passed away Monday, July 7, 2014 at St. Joseph Hopsital in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Born in Gladewater, Tx, he had BBA from Baylor University and MBA from Indiana University. After college, he served the United States as a Captain in the Air Force. He began his career as a CPA at Price Waterhouse in Dallas. He later became Vice President and Controller of General Portland...
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Janet M. Fruehling

July 7, 2014

Janet M. Fruehling, 59, passed away Monday, July 7, 2014. Born in Anderson on Nov. 16, 1954, Janet was a speech and hearing therapist with Coventry Meadows. She enjoyed cake decorating and being Cupcake the Clown for children's parties. Janet was a devoted wife and mother and loved her family. Surviving are her husband, Todd Fruehling; and daughter, Megan Fruehling both of Fort Wayne; mother,...
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Evelyn M. Arnett

July 6, 2014

Evelyn M. Arnett, 83, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014. Born in Lucas County, Ohio, she was living at Heritage Park Health Care Center. Surviving are her daughter, Kathy Wiegand of Fort Wayne; 6 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and brother, Ray (Arlene) Baltzell of Lanesboro, MN. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Arnett, and brother Robert Baltzell. Burial in Highland Park...
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Ryan Lee Paul

July 5, 2014

Ryan Lee Paul, age 33, formerly of Woodburn, was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident on Saturday July 5, 2014 in El Paso, TX. Ryan graduated from Woodlan Jr/Sr. High School, Woodburn, IN and then proudly went on to serve his country in the United States Army. Ryan is survived by four sons, Lukas, Jackson, Coleman, and Mason, wife Hannah, parents Laurie Paul and Rick (Sandy) Paul, brother...
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Emilio W. Dusio

July 5, 2014

Emilio W. Dusio, 78, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in New York, NY, Emilio earned his bachelors and first masters degree in Electrical Engineering from NYU. He then earned his second masters degree in computer science from Monmouth College in N.J. and received a certificate from Wharton School of Business. He was in engineering management with RCA...
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Dorothy M. Tomko

July 5, 2014

Dorothy M. Tomko, 94, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her nieces, Sally (Randal) Wamsley of Anderson, IN and Martha Clay of Edmonds, WA; and 2 great nieces and 1 great nephew. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents John and Pauline Aldridge; husband, Edward Tomko; brothers, Paul and Robert Aldridge. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church or...
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Rosalyn (Rosie) Klein

July 5, 2014

Rosalyn "Rosie" Klein, 87, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Omaha, NE, Rosalyn retired as a draftsman with Johnson Controls after more than 25 years of service. Surviving are her son, Bill (Mary) Klein of Lakeland, FL; son, Kevin (Debbie) Klein of Fort Wayne; son, Don (Debbie) Klein of Carmel; son, Craig (Susan) Klein of Sacramento,...
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Paul (The Insurance Man) Teschke

April 7, 1951 - July 5, 2014

Paul "The Insurance Man" Teschke, went to be with his Lord Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Signature Care Center. Born in Ontario, Paul owned and operated Paul Teschke Insurance for 40 years before retiring in 2009. Surviving are his son, Tyler Paul Rice of Fort Wayne; parents, Carl and Marjorie Teschke; sisters, Penny Livang and Helen (Russell) Hetsler, both of Owen Sound, Ontario; and cousin,...
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Joe E. Williams

July 4, 2014

Joe E. Williams, 64, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014, at Cameron Memorial Hospital in Angola. Joe was born in Wynn , AR on Nov.14, 1949. He moved with his family to Fort Wayne in 1963 and graduated from Snider High School in 1968. He graduated from Purdue University with an Associates degree in 1982 and retired from Dana Weatherhead and Eaton Corp in 2010 as a Manufacturing Manager after a...
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Mary L. Hall Edmead

March 14, 1922 - July 4, 2014

Mary Lois Hall Edmead, 92, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014, at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Washington D.C., Mary worked as a Cryptographer with the United State Government for 25 years. Surviving are her son, Wayne (Kathryn) Hall of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Anne Hall and Christopher (Leslie) Hall; great-grandson, Peter; brother, William (Rosalie) Butler of Silver Spring,...
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Barbara Ann Ponder

January 9, 1934 - July 3, 2014

Barbara Ann Ponder, 80, passed away peacefully July 3, 2014 at Kingston Care Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Terrance P. McCaffrey

July 3, 2014

Terrance P. McCaffrey, 55, died Thursday, July 3, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Terry was a graduate of South Side High School and Indiana University, Bloomington. Terry worked as the Executive Director of the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana for 5 years. Terry was the president of the Arena Dinner Theatre board of directors, and a founding member of the Southside Garden...
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Joann Lee Rice (Oetting)

February 11, 1948 - July 2, 2014

Joann L. Rice (Oetting) passed away on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 at Parkview Hospital. At her side were her husband of 41 years, Danny Rice and four sisters. She worked at Shamban Plastics and Lincoln National Bank before starting a family. Joann enjoyed helping her family and was always there when she was needed. She made almost monthly trips to Livonia, MI to support and help her daughter...
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Richard (Dick) Bearman

July 2, 2014

Richard "Dick" Bearman, 77, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Richard worked as a Buyer with General Electric for 37 years, retiring in 1992. He was a graduate of Concordia Lutheran High School and General Electric Apprentiship School and was a U S Air Force veteran. Dick was a member of St. Michael's Lutheran Church and enjoyed...
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Clara M. Davis

July 2, 2014

Clara M. Davis, 88, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Tampico, MT, Clara retired from Dana Corp. after 20 years. Surviving are her daughters, Jo Anna Holm of Fort Wayne, Teresa (Rev. Garry) Steffe of Margate, FL, Emily (Jack) Springer of Fort Wayne; son, Jeffrey (Ann) Davis of Fort Wayne; 7 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren....
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Christopher B. Porter, Jr.

July 1, 2014

Infant Christopher B. Porter, Jr., was stillborn, July 1, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his mother, Tonia Sue Smith and father, Christopher Bernard Porter Sr. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Rd.
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Florence L. Redding

July 1, 2014

Florence L. Redding, 97, passed away July 1, 2014. Surviving are her daughter Nancy R. (Edgar) Ethier; daughter-in-law Cathy Ferrera; 3 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, and 4 great-grandsons; niece and nephew and their families Sandra (Max) Robison and Richard (Linda) Schlatter. She was preceded in death by her husband Lowell F. Redding; her son Stanley L. Redding; parents Cleveland...
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C. Sue Wilson

July 1, 2014

C. Sue Wilson , 66, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Born in Goshen, IN Sue worked as a stay at home mother for many years. As the kids got older she was an energetic aerobic instructor for Sport Gallery. Sue then transitioned to a successful relocation director/realtor with Caldwell Bank Graber Realtors, finally finishing her career with Mike Thomas and Associates before her battle with...
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Mary R. Steigmeyer Federspiel

July 1, 2014

Mary R. Steigmeyer Federspiel, 89, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at the Golden Years Homestead. She was the daughter of the late Clem and Helen Steigmeyer, a Fort Wayne native and a graduate of Central Catholic High School in 1942. She attended the St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing and earned her RN degree in 1945. Mary worked as a Registered Nurse and was the Resident Service Director...
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David M. Clawson

July 1, 2014

David M. Clawson, 58, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne David worked for Anthony Wayne Services for 35 years. He was an avid fan of the Cubs, Celtics, and Komets. Surviving are his brother, Dennis (Rachel Love) Clawson; sister, Diana (Steven) Brunkhart; and brother, Greg (Cheryl) Clawson, all of Fort Wayne; numerous extended family members, and a wealth of friends. David was...
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Vrina L. Stebbins

June 30, 2014

Vrina L. Stebbins, 74, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Columbus, OH, Vrina received her MS in education from St. Francis College 1971 and her MS in counseling from Indiana-Purdue University Ft. Wayne 1988. Vrina was an educator with the East Allen County Schools from 1969-1984 and elementary counselor from 1984 until retirement in 1998. ...
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Dinah L. Thomas

June 30, 2014

Dinah L. Thomas, 70, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Fort Wayne, Dinah did soldering and was a quality control lead with Magnavox, ITT, and Bowmar. Dinah owned and operated her own cleaning business for many years along with being a Realtor. She enjoyed going to auctions, garage sales, and watching college basketball especially Purdue. Surviving...
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Sue A. Ross

June 9, 1949 - June 30, 2014

Sue A. Ross, 65, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Wabash, Sue had been working for Travel Leaders for the past 31 years. Sue was a High School Volleyball and Basketball Referee in the Fort Wayne area for over 20 years with having the opportunity to do so at the championship level. Sue was an avid Womens Basketball fan, especially women's WNBA. Her favorite...
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Vicki (V.J.) J. Royal Ryckman

June 30, 2014

Vicki J. Royal Ryckman "V.J.", 60, passed away June 30, 2014. Surviving are her husband, David P. Meyer; daughter, Pamela J. (Jeff) Lewman; sons, Tony L. (Stefanie) Stier; Mark A. (Patricia) Stier; Jason E. (Stacey) Stier; brothers, Carlos E. Royal; Rick L. Royal; Michael R. Royal; sisters, Judy A. Shil; Kathy E. Helmke; Tina L. Nicholson; Paula K. Dreifke; sixteen grandchildren and one great...
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Jarrico Lee Wilms-Ridley

June 29, 2014

Infant, Jarrico Lee Wilms-Ridley, passed away June 29, 2014, at St Joseph Hospital. He is survived by his mother, Ja'Shell Wilms and father, Brandon Ridley. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Ave.
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Jerry Lee Hegerfeld

November 13, 1945 - June 29, 2014

Jerry Lee Hegerfeld, 68, was called to his heavenly home Sunday, June 29, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Jerry was a well-respected restaurateur for 45 years and was an inspiration to his employees. He was co-owner of the Hobby Ranch House in Fort Wayne and Captain's Cabin in Angola and had owned Jerry's Restaurant in Fort Wayne and the Village Cafe in Monroeville. Jerry had also worked for KFC, Chens...
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Mary T. Scully

June 28, 2014

Mary T. Scully, 85, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, IL, Mary was a RN with Lutheran Hospital for 10 years before retiring. She was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church, and volunteered for the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Mary enjoyed golfing, and playing bridge. Surviving are her daughter Dr. Mary Ellen DDS (Dr. William M.D.)...
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Aubrey Rose Allgeier

June 28, 2014

Aubrey Rose Allgeier, 0, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her father, Michael Allgeier and mother, Elizabeth Winters, both of New Haven; siblings, Madysen and Patrich; grandparents, Michael and Paula Winters of New Haven; grandfather, Michael Allgeier of Orland, IN; great grandparents, Bill and Nancy Winters of New Haven; great grandmother, Carol...
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Enos S. Burkhart

June 28, 2014

Enos S. Burkhart, 63, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014. Born in Battle Creek, MI, Enos was graduated by Boyle County High School in Danville, KY in 1968. He was president of nearly everything you could be throughout school. Later he was graduated by University of Kentucky with a Master's of Science Degree as an Electrical Engineer. He worked with Magnavox/Raytheon for 42 years, retiring in...
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James Donald Edyvean

December 5, 1953 - June 27, 2014

James Donald Edyvean, 60, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Calling at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road, Tuesday, July 01, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Cemetery Service is at 10:00 am, Wednesday, July 1, 2014 at Concordia Cemetery Gardens, Fort Wayne.
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Kate Hayhow

June 26, 2014

Kate Hayhow , 41, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Kate worked as an Assistant Principal with Fort Wayne Community Schools. Surviving are her children, Ayshe and Maeve; sister, Amanda (Kip) Guinan of Cincinnati, OH; and brother, Matt Hayhow of Cincinnati, OH. Kate was preceded in death by her parents Stephen and Eileen Hayhow. Memorials may be made to the...
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Richard L. Pifer

November 12, 1930 - June 26, 2014

Richard L. Pifer, 83, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014 at his home. Born in Fort Wayne and a graduate of Central High School, Richard worked as a design engineer with the Dana Corp. Spicer Axle Division along with various other companies, and was a contributor to the design of NASA Apollo missions. Richard served with the Navy Reserves for two years during the Korean Conflict. He was a...
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George F. Walters

June 25, 2014

George F. Walters, 73, passed away June 25, 2014. Surviving are his son, Ed (Shannon) Walters; son, Kurt (Rochel) Walters; son, Mike Walters; son, Doug Walters; daughter, Cathy Walters; grandchildren, Grant; Brent; Gavin; Seth; Logan and Mike Walters Jr.; Jessica Boutin; sister, Helen Cooper; sister, Patsy Leffler; sister, Shirley Rugsegger; sister, Jane Clifford; sister, Mary Goble; ...
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James (Jim) R., Baker

June 25, 2014

James "Jim" R. Baker, 87, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Surviving are his children Karen (Vincent) Beck-Whitmore Fort Wayne, Kathie (Kirby) Klopfenstein of South Whitley, Jeanne (Clyde) Shields of Fort Wayne, David (Suzanne) Baker of Columbia City, Dennis (Rosa) Baker of Fort Wayne,10 grandchildren, and 32 great-grandchildren. Jim was preceded in death by parents John and Laura Baker,...
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Catherine (Katy) McKibben

December 17, 1923 - June 25, 2014

Catherine "Katy" McKibben, 90, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Born in Portland, Indiana, Katy owned several bars in Fort Wayne over 47 years--the last being Katy's Kapers. She was a member of American Legion Post 241 Auxiliary. Surviving are her partner in life, Harrison "Harry" Lane and daughter, Paulette Wright both of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Kim (Brian) Gaze and Tara Young both of...
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Debra L. Mowery Speith

November 14, 1957 - June 24, 2014

Debra L. Mowery Speith, 56, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Surviving are her husband Anthony Speith; father Donal Mowery; sons Shawn (John Mercurio) Guin, Starsky (Lela) Guin, and Kamron (Natasha) Guin; daughters Savannah Guin and Kari (Allen) Parks; 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers and 4 sisters. Debra was preceded in death by mother Elmarie Mowery; brothers Stevan...
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D. Helen Bradley

June 24, 2014

D. Helen Bradley, 88, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Payne, OH, Helen was a registered nurse with St. Joe Hospital. She was a member of Maplewood Mennonite Church for over 50 years. Helen was a 1947 graduate of the Old Methodist Hosptial School of Nursing and an Alumnus of Parkview School of Nursing. Surviving are her son, Forrest...
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Betty L. McKissick

October 12, 1941 - June 23, 2014

Betty L. McKissick, 72, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014 at her home. Born in Calhoun, KY, Betty was an active member and greeter at First Assembly of God. Betty enjoyed creating crafts, floral arrangements and painting. She loved her family and cherished her grandchildren. Surviving are her daughters Kim (Roger) Sumner, Vicki (Gary) Everett both of Fort Wayne, six grandchildren, ten great...
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Tony E. Hudson

December 8, 1958 - June 23, 2014

Tony E. Hudson, 55, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014. Born in Champaign, IL, Tony worked as a Accountant/IT Specialist with Raytheon for 32 years. He had a passion for golf. He also enjoyed playing the cello and photography. Surviving are his wife, Sheila Hudson of Fort Wayne; father, Phillip Hudson of Leo; mother, Pat Hudson of Fort Wayne; son, Michael Nedberg of Saint Croix, Virgin Islands;...
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Roger A. Ploughe

October 16, 1931 - June 22, 2014

Roger A. Ploughe, 82, joined God on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Roger was an office supervisor with Stratoflex, Inc./ Parker Hannifin for 39 years, retiring in 1997. He was a member of The Chapel and lay leader for United Methodist Church Northern Indiana District, where he served as an advisor on the missions committee. While wintering...
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Wanda A. Cochran

June 22, 2014

Wanda A. Cochran, 86, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014, at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Odell, NE, Wanda graduated from Beatrice HS and the University of Nebraska. She was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church, P.E.O., Holland Junior Welfare League, Garden Club, Art League, and the Orchard Ridge 18 hole league. Wanda was a loving mother and grandmother and she...
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Cynthia A. Gaff

October 19, 1951 - June 21, 2014

Cynthia A. Gaff, 62, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Parkview Hospital. Born in Muncie, Cynthia had been working as a secretary and treasurer with Portage Middle School for the past 15 years. She was a member of Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church, Teacher's Union, Eagles #248. Cynthia was an avid Komets Fan. She also enjoyed quilting, sewing, and playing bingo. Surviving are her...
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Clarence Eugene (Gene) Meeks

March 31, 1925 - June 21, 2014

Clarence Eugene "Gene" Meeks, 89, passed away Saturday June 21, 2014 at Kingston at Dupont in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Clarence graduated from Southside HS 1943 and was a WWII Army veteran. He was the Owner ofCraftsman Litho Corp for 38 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church, and Past President of Fort Wayne Printing House Craftsmen. Surviving are...
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Dorothy L. Windsor

January 2, 1925 - June 20, 2014

Dorothy L. Windsor, 89, passed away Friday, June 20, 2014 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born on January 2, 1925 in Grover Hill, OH, she was the daughter of the late Rolland and Faye Jones. She was part of the Parkview Super Sixties, was a bus rider in Fort Wayne for 51 years. Dorothy collected well over 250 stuffed teddy bears. Her hobbies included crocheting and traveling. She enjoyed getting...
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Marguerite A. Blair

January 11, 1925 - June 20, 2014

Marguerite A. Blair, 89, passed away June 20, 2014 in Tucson, AZ. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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H. Suzanne Armstrong

August 27, 1934 - June 20, 2014

H. Suzanne Armstrong, 79, passed away Friday, June 20, 2014 at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Richmond, Suzanne worked in accounts receivables with H.W.I for 15 years. She was a member of the Eastern Star. Suzanne enjoyed playing cards, crochet, and word searches. Surviving are her children Larry Armstrong, Linda Daughtry both of Fort Wayne, Lynette Hambrock of...
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Sharry Lepper

December 31, 1955 - June 19, 2014

Sharry Lepper, 58, passed away June 19, 2014, at Byron Health Center. Arrangements by Mungovan & Sons Funeral Home, 2114 S. Calhoun St.
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Sarah Irene Mellott

June 19, 2014

Sarah Irene Mellott, 89, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014. Born in Bowling Green, OH, Sarah retired from Magnavox. Surviving are her son, Paul (Dora) Mellott of Decatur, IL; special friends, Marge Closson, Ann Baldwin, and Rev. Larry Maddox. Sarah was preceded in death by husband, Richard. Committal service is 2 pm Friday, June 27, 2014 at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
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Perry R. Harter

June 18, 2014

Perry R. Harter, 81, passed away on June 18, 2014. He was a life long, die hard Chicago Cubs fan and a loyal Chicago Bears fan. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sharon; son Ty (Laura); daughter; Stacy (Jason); four grandchildren, Miranda, Casey, Adam, and Hendrix; five brothers: Larry, Jerry, Gordon, Keith, and Gary. There will be social gathering for family, friends, and acquaintances...
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Steven B. Smethers

June 18, 2014

Steven B. Smethers, 67, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at his home in Columbia City. Born in Fort Wayne, Steven was a minister and founder of United Christian Ministries International. Previously he was a contractor-carpenter and member of the Fort Wayne Fire Department. He enjoyed cooking, woodworking, and spending time at Loon Lake. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Smethers of Columbia...
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Lulu Dray

June 24, 1916 - June 18, 2014

Lulu Dray, 97, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014 in Columbia City. Born in Lynn Grove, Indiana, Lulu worked in the Fort Wayne Community Schools for eight years in the school lunch room. She was also worked as a secretary with Bowser's and with Gardner's as a waitress. Surviving are her son Gary Dray of Columbia City, Indiana. Lulu was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Dray; daughter...
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Kay C. Trygg

June 17, 2014

Kay C. Trygg nee Russell, of Fort Wayne, died on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Ashton Creek Health and Rehab. She was born in Muncie, Indiana on December 18, 1941 and shortly moved to Fort Wayne with a long family history. She graduated from North Side High School, class of 1960; attended Indiana University (Bloomington); and then was employed by the Allen County Sheriffs Department. She then...
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Vinnie A. Stanley

June 16, 2014

Vinnie A. Stanley, 25, passed away June 16, 2014. Surviving are his father Mark Stanley; mother Bessie Stanley; brothers Anthony Stanley and Mark Stanley; sister Natalie Stanley; and many uncles, aunts, and cousins. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:00 am, Monday, June 23, 2014 at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, with calling beginning at 9:00 am. Calling also Saturday, June 21, 2014...
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Paul Eugene Swaim

June 16, 2014

Paul Eugene Swaim, 88, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014 at Woodview Assisted Living in Ft. Wayne. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN, Paul graduated from South Side HS and was a Korean War Army Veteran. He retired from Vorndran Sales. He was a member of Parkwood Chruch of God and a Sol D. Bayless Masonic Lodge member for over 50 years. Paul was a master bridge player and enjoyed fishing, cooking and...
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Fredrick Schwartz

June 16, 2014

Fredrick Schwartz , 79, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014. Surviving are his son, Michael (Shelley) Schwartz of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Julie Poulin of Potterville, MI; grandchildren, Cheryl Krantz and Marie Poulin of Potterville, MI; Olivia, Alyssa and Clark Schwartz of Ft. Wayne, IN. and a sister-in-law, Arlene Schwartz. Fredrick was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy T. Schwartz ...
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Theo Freeland

June 15, 2014

Theo Freeland, 91, went home to heaven on June 15, 2014. He was born June 26, 1922 to Arlina and William Freeland. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, an electronic engineer and member of Grace Point (Lake Ave) Church of the Nazarene. He is survived by six children-Ann (David) Atkinson of Bourbonnais, IL, Larry (Marcia) Freeland of Fort Wayne, David (Diane)...
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Marilyn J. Weaver

June 14, 2014

Marilyn J. Weaver, 84, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014. Surviving are her children David (Lucinda) Weaver of Pierceton, Debra (Joe) Perry of Columbia City, five grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren, and sister Virginia Buck of SC. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents Floyd and Winifred Miller, husband Bryan Weaver, and...
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Janice M. (Shultz) Pugh

June 14, 2014

Janice M. (Shultz) Pugh, 83, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014. Surviving are her children, Lynn (Sandy) Pugh, James (Judy) Pugh, Daniel (Debi) Pugh, Laurie (Alvin) Miller; sisters, Helen (Bob) Webster, and Betty Jackson; 9 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Janice was preceded in death by her husband, John Pugh, daughter, Nancy Pugh, grandson, Chandler, granddaughters, Jennifer...
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Linda A. Dahm

March 6, 1932 - June 13, 2014

Linda A. Dahm, 82, peacefully died Friday, June 13, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on March 6, 1932, she was a cherished daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. The daughter of James and Dorothy (Blaising) Leonard, Linda is survived by her devoted husband of nearly 62 years, Edward Dahm, her sisters Rosalie Westropp and Kathy (Doug) Bailey, brother Jim (Sarah) Leonard, and her five...
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