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Ralph E. Snyder

August 31, 2015

Ralph E. Snyder, 87, passed away Monday, August 31, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Dublin, IN, Ralph graduated from Peru High School in 1943 and earned his bachelors in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 1950. He worked as an electrical engineer with American Electric Power for 40 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and served on their...
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Mon Saung

August 31, 2015

Mon Saung, 73, passed away Monday, August 31, 2015. Surviving are his wife, Taw Lin of Fort Wayne; sons: Thein Shwe, Cory Mon, Yeni Tun, Yemin Mon; daughter, Thine Hin Htaw; many grandchildren; and friend, Michael Mon. Mon was preceded in death by his parents, Nai Boat and Mi Ka. Funeral Service is at 12:30 pm, Friday, September 4, 2015 at Mungovan & Sons Memorial Chapel, 2114 South Calhoun...
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William H. Oberwitte

August 30, 2015

William H. Oberwitte, 89, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015 at Coventry Meadows LLC in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, William was a Korean War Army veteran. Surviving are his cousin, Carole (Bob) Wittman of Bellbrook, OH, along with several extended family members. William was preceded in death by his parents, Carl "Bill" and Florence Oberwitte, sisters, Catherine Minehart, and Mary Jane...
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Nellie Irene Tappmeyer

August 30, 2015

Nellie Irene Tappmeyer, 101, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015. She is survived by her daughter, Connie Wills; grandsons, Scott (Jamie) Wills; Glen (Lisa) Wills; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie; Miranda; and Macormick Wills; and Mason; Makala; and Malachi Wills. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenwood; her parents; and sisters, Alice Hoffman; Georgia Heidbrink; Ruby Buchholz; ...
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Donna May Antonides Schafer

August 29, 2015

Donna May Antonides Schafer , 64, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2015. Surviving are her husband, Mark Schafer of Fort Wayne, IN; daughters, Tammy (Michael) Antonides-Martinez of Valparaiso, IN and Barbara Antonides of Antioch, IL; granddaughter, Isabella McDaniel. Donna was preceded in death by her parents, George and Pasqualine Beecher, brother, Steve Beecher. Memorials may be made to...
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Fern K. Ray

August 29, 2015

Fern K. Ray , 89, passed away August 29, 2015 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home.
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Arden (Art) Oliver Miller

August 29, 2015

Arden "Art" Oliver Miller, 76, of Fort Wayne, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. In 2003 as a 63 year old bachelor he married Ellen Hargis and inherited five children; Tracy (Jim) Hosey, Todd (Stacy) Hargis, Tegan (Joe) Ferguson, Tom (Kim) Hargis, Tim (Celeste Sutter) Hargis, 13 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. He was a very gentle man who wore many...
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Francis (Frank) Edward Overton

August 29, 2015

Francis "Frank" Edward Overton, 82, passed away August 29, 2015 at his residence. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Rd.
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Dorothy F. Kite

August 29, 2015

Dorothy F. Kite, 97, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Dorothy owned and operated Kites Airview Cleaners for 50 years, retiring in 1995. Surviving are her step-son, Wiley D. (Patt) Kite; and grandsons, Wiley D. Kite, II and Jason Kite. Dorothy was preceded in death by parents, William and Cora Ambrose; husband, Wiley Kite; twin...
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Edward (Frank) Mosley

August 29, 2015

Edward "Frank" Mosley, 65, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2015 in Auburn, IN. Born in Fort Wayne, Edward worked as the director of purchasing with ConAgra for 32 years. He was an avid golfer, runner, and enjoyed traveling. Surviving are his daughter, Jennifer Mosley of Chicago, IL; sister, Renee (Ronald) Coakley of Fort Wayne; brother, Sam (Kathy) Mosley of Angola, IN; the mother of his...
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Ruth M. Hoham Weisman

August 28, 2015

Ruth M. Hoham Weisman, 84, passed away August 28, 2015 at her residence. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Rd.
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Donuel D. (Don) Grubbs, Jr.

August 28, 2015

Donuel D. "Don" Grubbs, Jr., age 80, passed peacefully on Friday, August 28, 2015 in Fort Wayne, IN. Don was born March 15, 1935 in Indianapolis, IN. His parents were Donuel D. Grubbs, Sr. and Dorothy Grubbs nee Sutt. Don graduated from Southport High School in 1953. After more than thirty years of service Don retired from Ford Motor Company in 1999. Don's wife of 54 years, Roberta L. Grubbs...
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Charles M. A. Frankhouser, Jr., M.D.

August 27, 2015

Charles M. A. Frankhouser Jr. M.D., 92, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015 at home. Born in West Reading, PA, Charles was a physician and owner of Fort Wayne Medical Lab Inc. He was a U S Army WW II veteran, a graduate of Kent State University, and interned and taught at Indiana University. Charles was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church and Ducks Unlimited, Sycamore Hills and...
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C. William Woods, Jr.

August 27, 2015

C. William Woods Jr., 81, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Monongah, WV, Clarence was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a graduate of West Virginia University. He was a Manufacturing Manager with General Electric until his retirement in 1995. He was a regular attendee of The Chapel and was a Talking Book Repair Volunteer from 1998 to 2014. Surviving are his...
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James D. Howey

August 26, 2015

James D. Howey, 83, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015. Surviving are his wife, Wanda Howey of Fort Wayne; son, Bob (Mary) Howey of Fort Wayne; son, Tom (Kathy) Howey of Murphy, TX; daughter, Patricia Koshurin of Fort Wayne; son, Steve Howey; 7 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Ann Chadwick; and his brother, Bud Howey. James was preceded in death by his parents, Charles...
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Harriet E. Modezjewski

August 26, 2015

Harriet E. Modezjewski, 90, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Harriet was a title clerk with Indiana Auto Auction for 21 years, retiring in 1985. Surviving are her children; John Modezjewski, Mary (Scott Dickmeyer) Modezjewski both of Fort Wayne, and two grandchildren. Harriet was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Ruth Trego, brother, Robert Trego, and sister...
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Caroline Ann Hart

August 25, 2015

Caroline Ann Hart, 71, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Goshen, IN, Caroline worked in food service with East Allen County Schools for 28.5 years. Surviving are her husband, Robert Hart; daughter, Brenda (Christopher) Anderson; and son, Andrew (Kory) Hart, all of Fort Wayne; grandchildren: Adam, Onea, Holden, Caleb, Tyler, Lauryn, and...
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Gary R. Gill

August 24, 2015

Gary R. Gill, 74, passed away Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 after a three year illness. Born December 7, 1940 in LaPorte, IN, he was a purchasing agent for Graybar, then Shambaugh and Son until 1989. He was the owner/operator of SS&E Engraving for forty years, retiring in 2011. Gary always had a joke to tell. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and spending time with his friends at the cabin. Gary is...
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Dorothy (Dottie) F. Askren

August 23, 2015

Dorothy "Dottie" F. Askren, 91, passed away August 23, 2015. She is survived by nieces, Betty Welch, Cheryl Sheperd, Karen Askren, Marcia Jennings, Debbie Askren, Cynde Davis, and Sharon Jackson; nephews Robert Smith, Bill Smith, Marion Perkins, David Askren, Terry Askren, Charles Askren, and Alan Askren and many close friends, including Dawn Wiley, Shirley Mowry, Karen Martin and many others...
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Aiden Richard Ables

August 23, 2015

Infant, Aiden Richard Ables, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2015 in Paulding, OH. Surviving are his parents, Austin Ables, and Britnee Ballard both of Paulding, OH; sister, Kaylyn Cameron; and his brother, Bentlee Ables. Service is 3:00 pm, Monday, August 31, 2015 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave with calling beginning at 1pm until time of service. Memorials may...
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Ruth E. Bowser

August 23, 2015

Ruth E. Bowser, 86, passed away August 23, 2015, in Fort Wayne. Ruth received a BA degree from Indiana University and a MA degree from the University of Saint Francis. She taught school in Hamilton and in Harlan and was involved in teaching and managing pre-school programs. Ruth is survived by her husband of 55 years, Donald, daughter Ellen (Mark) Frazier, son Mark, Sr. (Giselle),...
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Leonard E. (Len) Luginbill

August 23, 2015

Leonard E. "Len" Luginbill, 87, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Len graduated from South Side High School. He served in the Air National Guard during the 1950's. He earned his way to becoming the Director of Corporate Facilities with North American Van Lines during his 30 plus year career, retiring in 1987. He was an active...
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Cleo (Bobbie) Moreland

August 23, 2015

Cleo "Bobbie" Moreland, 92, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2015. Surviving are her daughters, D'Jarline (John) Parvin of Jackson Beach, FL; Charlene (Ben) Walker of Albion; Francine (Aaron) Petersen of Squire, MO; sons, Joe Moreland of Tyler, TX; Roger Moreland of Anderson; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Cleo was preceded in death by parents, James A. and Roberta (St. Cyre)...
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Kirstin Marie Shragal Burton

August 22, 2015

Kirstin Marie Shragal Burton, 22, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015, in Dayton, OH, as a result of an auto accident. Born in Indianapolis, IN, Kirstin spent most of her life in Ft. Wayne, IN, and graduated as a homeschool student. She and her husband married July 10, 2014, and moved to southern Indiana and, most recently, Medway, Ohio as part of a job transfer. She was a consultant for...
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Twilla Sue Tracey

August 22, 2015

Twilla Sue Tracey , 48, passed away August 22, 2015. Surviving are her loving husband, Donovan Tracey; children, Jamie Deshawn Shannon, Joseph (Julie) Perkins, Spencer (Bre) Perkins, Telishia (Brad) Sroufe and Felishia Tracey; grandchildren, Chase, Nicholas, Mike, Jessica, Joseph, Madalyn, Mason, Kallie, Jamie, Emma, Zander, Lexis and Ruby; mother, Marylou Zimmerman; step mother, Janet M...
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Thomas J. Jennings, Jr.

August 22, 2015

Thomas J. Jennings, Jr., 61, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015. Born in Green Bay, WI, Thomas was a entrepreneur. Surviving are his daughter, Margaret (Joel Firestein) Jennings of Fort Wayne; son, Thomas J. (Abby) Jennings, III of Fort Wayne; 6 grandchildren. Thomas was preceded in death by parents, Thomas J. and Maggie (James) Jennings. Memorial Service is 3:00 pm, August 26, 2015, at D.O....
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Judythe L. (Poppele) High

August 22, 2015

Judythe L.(Poppele) High, 82, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Auburn, IN, Judythe worked as a Recruiter with the Red Cross for 9 years. Surviving are her daughter, Hope High of Fort Wayne; special extended family: Sarah, Justin, and Sydney; nephew, Scott (Debbie) High of Leo; nephew, David (Bonnie) High of Raleigh, NC; nephew, Steve (Cathy) High of...
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Leon Marlin Dolby

August 21, 2015

Leon Marlin Dolby, 87, passed away Friday, August 21, 2015 at Covington Manor Nursing Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Roann, IN, Leon served in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve for a total of 23 1/2 years, 5 years of it being active duty and 18 1/2 being Reserve. He was also a teacher for 32 years, 26 of those years being at South Side High School as Chairman of the Business Department, retiring in...
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Douglas R. Miller

August 21, 2015

Douglas R Miller, 78, passed away Friday, August 21, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his daughters, Debbie (Jim) Bauermeister of Columbia City, IN and Sandra (Kevin) Stephey of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Michael (Molly) Miller of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Mike (Rhonda) Bauermeister, Melissa (Ryan) Finefrock, Jayme (Pat) Krouse, Nick (Mandy) Hartman and...
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Karen Lucille Malott

August 20, 2015

Karen Lucille Malott, 70, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015 at University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, MI. Surviving are her daughter, Karen Catherine (William) Asburry of Ortonville, MI, three granddaughters, Karen Cassidy (Zachary) Engle of Fort Wayne, IN, Elizabeth Ciley (Justin) Lilly of Columbia City, IN, Eileen Cady Asburry, one grandson, William Chase Asburry, two great...
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Margaret L. Fleck

August 20, 2015

Margaret L. Fleck, 95, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015 at The Cedars in Leo-Cedarville. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Margaret worked as a server at the Grabill Inn for 27 years. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church of Fort Wayne. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed her flowers, the Garden Club, and playing Rummikub at the Cedars. Surviving are her daughters,...
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Mary R. Lantz

August 19, 2015

Mary R. Lantz, 87, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2015, after her courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Wilmington, OH, Mary graduated from St. Joe School of Nursing in Fort Wayne in 1949, where she worked as a nurse. She was also co-business owner of Lantz Lithograph and Maude and Claude Antiques with her late husband. She and...
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Stephanie (Stevie) Price

August 19, 2015

Stephanie "Stevie" Price, 33, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2015. Born in Mesa, AZ, Stephanie graduated from Elmhurst High School Class of 2000. While at Elmhurst she was a four year member of their girls soccer team having been selected as an All-State Second Team Member. She had been working with Aunt Millie's Bakery. Stephanie enjoyed riding her motorcycle, hanging out with friends,...
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Clayton (Kerm) Welch

August 19, 2015

Clayton (Kerm) Welch, 89, died August 19, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Helen Beatrice Welch; two daughters, Sue E. (Jeffrey) Stone and Dianna K. (Dennis) Thelen; and three sons, David L. Welch; Gregory A. Welch; and Patrick C. Welch. He is also survived by two brothers, Roger L. Welch and Cletus N. Welch; fourteen grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. Kerm was preceded...
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Marie (Beeching) Reyburn

August 19, 2015

MARIE (BEECHING) REYBURN, 95, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. She was a longtime resident of Fort Wayne, born in Whitley County, daughter of the late John and Ona Mae Beeching. She is survived by one daughter Pamela (Kathleen) Reyburn-Michael. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Theodore M. "Ted" Reyburn and her brother, J. Alton Beeching. Memorials to Trinity...
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Ova Clarice Albrecht

August 19, 2015

Ova Clarice Albrecht, 78, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Elijah, MO, Ova worked as a medical secretary with VA Northern Indiana Health Care for many years. She was a member of Blackhawk Ministries, and will be remembered as a dedicated wife and loving mother. Growing up Ova also helped care for her siblings, while both of her parents worked outside the home. ...
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Lisa R. Barnett

August 18, 2015

Lisa R. Barnett, 52, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Lisa worked as a clerk with CheckSmart. Surviving are her daughter, Shelby Casey of Fort Wayne; brothers, Paul Barnett; and Richard Barnett. Lisa was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Helen Barnett. Service is 7:00 pm, Thursday, August 27, 2015 at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, with calling...
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Karen Sue (Shopoff) Malone Foltz

August 18, 2015

Karen Sue (Shopoff) Malone Foltz, 66, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Karen was born May 16, 1949 in Fort Wayne, IN, to Benny N. and Neva Louise (Lovely) Shopoff. Graduate of South Side High School class of 1967. She worked at Longe Optical for almost 20 years, and retired from the Federal Government Defense Logistics Agency in 1992. Her...
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Lynn M. Knight

August 18, 2015

Lynn M. Knight , 65, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Lynn worked as a RN, in the surgical admission unit with Parkview Hospital for 35 years. She was an avid doll collector and thrift shopper. Surviving are her husband of 40 years, David Knight; sons, Chad (Kelly) Middleton of Fort Wayne and Bryan (Crystal) Knight of New Haven, IN; step-sons, Jeff Knight of...
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Jasmine N. Smeltzer

August 17, 2015

Jasmine N. Smeltzer, 32, passed away Monday, August 17, 2015 at her home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her children; Justice Hicks, Alexander, Kaydence, and Skylynn Smeltzer, and father James Neuenschwander. Jasmine was preceded in death by mother, Jeralynn Kinsey, and her daughter, Providence Shultz. Service is 2:00 pm, Friday, August 21, 2015, at D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home...
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Rosalee (Ro) Levy

August 17, 2015

Rosalee "Ro" Levy, 85, passed away Monday, August 17, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Walton, Indiana, Rosalee was a loving wife, mother, grandma, and great-grandma. She was a talented tailor and had her own business Clothes FixR for eight years. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. She enjoyed sewing, playing cards, dancing, gardening, and spending...
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Robert F. Tapp

August 16, 2015

Robert F. Tapp, 73, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2015. Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Tapp; daughter, Rebekah (Quinten) McClain; son, Darrell (Sandra) Cates; all of Fort Wayne; grandchildren: Tre and William; and sister, Helen Miller of CA. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Howard C. and Katherine Tapp; brothers: Charlie, Phil, and Jim; and grandchild, Madison. Memorials may be...
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Vicki Lynn Rowe

August 16, 2015

Vicki Lynn Rowe, 60, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Vicki loved serving her family as a homemaker. Vicki enjoyed camping and fishing with her husband. Surviving are her husband, David Rowe of Fort Wayne; parents, Walter and June Hansen of Fort Wayne; her children, Shawn (Crystal) Dehaven; Tonya Rowe; and Corey (Bryan) Sexton all of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren;...
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Scott A. Edwards

August 15, 2015

Scott A. Edwards, 51, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015 in Keller, TX. Surviving are his wife, Rachelle Edwards; daughters, Rachel (Robert) Luker; and Mari Edwards; mother, Gloria Edwards; sisters, Teri (Charles) Fear; and Lisa (Chad) Kohli. Scott was preceded in death by his father, Donald Edwards. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the...
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Bruce Anthony Westrick

August 14, 2015

Bruce Anthony Westrick, 64, passed away peacefully Friday, August 14, 2015 at his home in Ft. Wayne, surrounded by his loving family. He was a native and lifetime resident of Ft. Wayne, IN. Bruce attended Bishop Dwenger HS for three years and graduated from Whitko HS in 1968. Bruce earned an engineering degree from Purdue University. He was the owner and president of Gen II Marketing for 25 years...
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Robert Leroy Williams

August 14, 2015

Robert Leroy Williams , 51, passed away Friday, August 14, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Surviving are his sister, Cheryl (Earl) Adams of Fort Wayne, IN; nieces Nancy Williams of Decatur, IN Cassandra Croy . Robert was preceded in death by father, Jack Williams, mother, Ethel L Williams. Funeral service is Thursday, 2:00 pm, August 20, 2015 at D O McComb Lakeside Park...
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Randall Kirkendall

August 13, 2015

Randall Kirkendall, 63, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015. Surviving are his Partner, Amanda Washington of Fort Wayne, IN, son, Randall Williams, Jr., a step-son, Glenn (Liz) Cherry , granddaughter, Olivia Cherry, 2 sisters, Geraldine Jones, Ginger Harris, and several nieces and nephews. Randall was preceded in death by his parents, Granville and Margaret Kirkendall, 2 sisters, Bernice...
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Wanda Kriner

August 13, 2015

Wanda Kriner, 74, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015 at her daughter's residence in Huntertown. Born in Glenmont, OH, Wanda worked as an Assembly worker with General Electric for 20 years, retiring in 1979. Surviving are her daughter, Camilla (John) Haas of Huntertown; son, Roger D (Christine) Kriner, Jr. of Fort Wayne; daughter, Carla R (Frank) Rafferty of Emmalena, KY; 11 Grandchildren; 19...
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Christopher E. Dodane

August 12, 2015

Christopher E. Dodane, 43, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Washington, IN, Christopher dedicated 20 years of his life to teaching. He will be remembered for the way he cared for his students and the positive impact he had on their lives. He was a devoted husband, a loving father, and a wonderful son. His strong Christian faith appeared in all he did. Christopher...
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Gerald J. (Jerry) Schenkel

August 12, 2015

Gerald J "Jerry" Schenkel , 76, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at Hospice Home. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, He was a graduate of Marmion Military Academy and was a member of the Indiana Air National Guard. Jerry worked as a superintendent with Schenkel and Sons, Summit Construction and also at the Fort Wayne Parks Dept. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, and an active...
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Jack I. Brunson

August 12, 2015

Jack I. Brunson, 82, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Jack worked as a Insurance Agent with State Farm for 40 years, retiring in 2000. He was a member of New Haven United Methodist Church, a 50 year member of Summit City Lodge #170 F & AM where he served as a Past Master in 1969, and also a 50 year member of the Mizpah Shrine, Jack was also a member of...
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Gerald Stephen Lopshire

August 10, 2015

Gerald Stephen Lopshire, 79, died peacefully early last Monday morning, surrounded by his wife, children and oldest grandson. He had just received a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer a month earlier. Gerry is survived by his soul mate, wife of 55 years, Judith Ann, his four children, Dawn (Rhett Bratt), of Walnut Creek, California; Katheryn, Dr. John (Therese), and Sara Reifenberg (Dr. Rick) all...
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Carl D. (Donny) Corder, Jr.

August 10, 2015

Carl D. "Donny" Corder Jr., 57, passed away Monday, August 10, 2015. Surviving are his brothers, Larry Reinking. Tom Reinking both of Fort Wayne, IN; sister, Ellen (Henry) Mandelsburg of Bluff City, TN. Carl was preceded in death by parents Carl and Velma Corder, Sr. Service is 3 pm Saturday, August 22, 2015, at Our Hope Lutheran Church, 1826 Trinity Dr with calling one hour prior. Memorials...
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Mary J. Leitch

August 10, 2015

Mary J. Leitch, 92, passed away August 10, 2015 at The Cedars. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Rd.
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Chad E. Williams

August 9, 2015

Chad E. Williams , 45, passed away peacefully at home, Sunday, August 9, 2015 with his loving family at his side, after being diagnosed in 2004 with Multiple Sclerosis. He was a native and lifetime resident of Ft. Wayne, IN. Chad had worked at Tippman Pneumatics for several years. He was a member of Northridge Baptist Church, He faced every day with a positive attitude and was an inspiration...
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Marjorie A. Roach

August 9, 2015

Marjorie A. Roach, 93, passed away August 9, 2015 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who's first passion was her family. Surviving are her son, Michael Roach; son, Patrick (Julie) Roach; daughter, Linda (James) Inlow; 9 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren. Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Clement Roach;...
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Charles Tad Stucky

August 9, 2015

Charles Tad Stucky , 78, passed away Sunday, August 9, 2015 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Charles worked as a Accountant with Wolf Corporation for 36 years, retiring in 1999. He was a member of Our Hope Lutheran Church Huntertown, IN and Sons of the American Legion. He enjoyed playing cards, traveling and spending winters in Arizona. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Betty Stucky;...
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Kenneth D. Woodis

August 8, 2015

Kenneth D. Woodis, 81, passed away Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Corinth, MS, Kenneth worked as a technical writer with Magnavox retiring in 1989. He was a member and served as a Deacon of Northridge Baptist Church, a Korean War Air Force Veteran and enjoyed fishing. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Betty N. Woodis of Fort Wayne, IN; son,...
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Betty J. Beaman

August 8, 2015

Betty J. Beaman , 91, passed away Saturday, August 8, 2015 at her residence. Surviving are her son, Scott Beaman of New Haven, IN, 5 Grandchildren, Nathan Beaman of Fort Wayne, IN, Amy Leech of Fort Wayne, IN, Leslie Pavan of Sherwood Park, Canada, Matthew Beavers of Indianapolis, IN, Eric Beavers of Carmel, IN, and 7 Great-Grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Harland...
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Arlene J. Diller

August 8, 2015

Arlene J. Haney Diller, 83, was welcomed into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 8, 2015. She was born January 3, 1932 and grew up on a farm in Whitley County. After graduation from Churubusco High School, she married Richard Diller and made their home in Fort Wayne. Arlene worked at General Electric and Lincoln National Bank for 25 years, retiring in 1988. In retirement, she...
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Alice A. Armstrong

August 7, 2015

Alice A. Armstrong, 88, passed away Friday, August 7, 2015 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born December 1, 1926, in South Whitley, Indiana, Alice graduated from South Whitley High School in 1944 and went on to graduate from the Saint Joseph School of Nursing in 1948. She advanced her study in Pediatric Nursing at Children's National Hospital in Washington D.C. She working for...
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Alberta Eloise Weisenauer

August 7, 2015

Alberta Eloise Weisenauer, 99, passed away Friday, August 7, 2015 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Clay County, IN, Alberta worked as a Secretary with Adams School for 27 years, retiring in 1982. She was a member of St. Joseph United Methodist Church and was an avid card player. Surviving are her son, Dan (Jeanne) Weisenauer of Fort Wayne; grandchildren: Brent, Jeff, Ashley,...
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Rita A. Liby

August 6, 2015

Rita A. Liby, 65, was called to her heavenly home on Thursday, August 6, 2015, in Fort Wayne. She is survived by her loving husband, Jerry Liby; mother, Donna Morrow; children, Dawn (Stan) Smith, Kim Tinsley, Todd Gong, Adam (Vanessa) Liby II, and Angie Gong-Lebrecht; grandchildren, Haley, Noah (fiancée Aubrie), Patriot, Nick, and Torie; and great-grandchild Adelynn. Also surviving are her...
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Sally K. Peterson

August 6, 2015

Sally K. Peterson, 61, passed away Thursday, August 6, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Angola, IN, Sally graduated from Lakeland High School of LaGrange, IN, then completed her Bachelor's degree from Ball State University, and later completed her Master's degree from Indiana University. She worked as an elementary school music teacher with East Noble School Corporation for 30 years, She was a...
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Susan Clare Hoaglund

August 5, 2015

Susan Clare Hoaglund, 62, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2015, at UCSD Medical Center in San Diego, CA, after suffering a brain aneurysm. Born in Amboy, IL, Sue graduated from high school in Ottawa, IL, and went on to graduate with honors from Eastern Illinois University where she was a member of the Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority. She settled in New Lenox, IL, with her husband, Bob, where they...
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Zachary J. Renshaw

August 5, 2015

Zachary J. Renshaw, 32, died suddenly on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 following a long battle with addiction. He adored his two daughters, loved to travel, and was a creative chef. He enjoyed movies, music, reading, and trained in improvisational comedy at the Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis, MN. Zach is survived by his father and mother, Mark and Cynthia, Ft. Wayne, IN; his daughter Ella, Ft....
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Gale Lee Fansler

August 5, 2015

Gale Lee Fansler, 63, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2015. Gale worked as a self employed Land Surveyor for many years. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited and past President of the ISPLS. Surviving are his son, Aleks Fansler; niece, Holli Miller; brother, Bruce Fansler and family. Gale was preceded in death by his wife, Kay Fansler. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday,...
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Ida E. McFarland

August 5, 2015

Ida E. McFarland, 107, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at Golden Years Homestead of Fort Wayne. Born in Decatur, IN, Ida worked as a unit clerk with Lutheran Hospital for 21 years, retiring in 1978. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Ida will be remembered as being strong in her Christian faith. She always set a good example and was an inspiration to many around her. ...
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Richard (Rick) Bowman Juergens III

August 4, 2015

Richard "Rick" Bowman Juergens III, 25, has joined his family in heaven. The son of Richard "Bo" Juergens Jr. and Kimberly Campbell Juergens, Rick was a 2008 graduate of Northrop H.S. He attended Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. In addition to his loving parents, Rick is survived by his two brothers, Robert Juergens and...
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Denise J. Roy

August 4, 2015

Denise J Roy , 59, passed away August 4, 2015 at home. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Rd.
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Robert A. Chambers

August 4, 2015

Robert A. Chambers, 85, passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Toledo, OH, Robert was a mechanical engineer with Kunkle Vale Company for 35 years, retiring in 1993. He attended First Wayne Street United Methodist Church,and was a Past President of varying engineering societies and the Irvington Park Neighborhood Association. He was a graduate...
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Brian E. Dykes

August 3, 2015

Brian E. Dykes, 50, passed away Monday, August 3, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Ind., Brian was self employed as a landscaper. He enjoyed riding his Harley and helping other people. Surviving are his wife, Tamara Dykes; two daughters, Cori Dykes and Abbey Dykes; grandson, Lukas Cox, all of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and his mother, Sharon E. Kline of New Haven, Ind. Also surviving are 12 Siblings. Brian...
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Flora J. Bertholf

August 2, 2015

Flora J. Bertholf, 91, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015, at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Preston, MO, Flora worked with GTE as a long line operator for many years before her retirement in 1985. Surviving are her grandchildren, Chris and Kendall Bertholf, and a great-granddaughter is on the way. Flora was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver and Josie Jordan, husband,...
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Frank D. Erwood

August 2, 2015

Frank D. Erwood, 80, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015, at his home in Leo. Born in Morganton, N.C., Frank earned his associates degree in mechanical engineering from Warren Wilson College. He was a sales associate with Materials Handling Equipment in New Haven for 27 years before working with Sippel Equipment Corp. for 3 years before his retirement in 1999. He attended County Line Church of God...
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Max P. Shambaugh

August 2, 2015

Max P Shambaugh, 93, passed away at 12 AM Sunday in his home in Fort Wayne Indiana. Max had a truly incredible journey. Born on June 16, 1922, he played in the marching band and graduated from Northside High School in 1940 and Purdue University in Mechanical Engineering in 1947. While at Purdue he was a member of the All American marching band and left to serve in the Army Air Corps for two...
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Marjorie V. Channell

August 2, 2015

Marjorie V. Channell, 97, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015 in New Haven. Born in Fort Wayne, Marjorie worked as an office associate for several different companies and most recently in accounts receivable for Lake End Sales where she retired in 1988. She was a lifetime member of Trinity English Lutheran Church. She was an avid golfer, bowler, and a Jimmie Johnson fan. Surviving are her...
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Barbara A. Uecker

August 2, 2015

Barbara A. Uecker, 77, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015. Surviving are her children, Don (Julie) Uecker; Bob Uecker; Jim (Jamie) Uecker; Tom Uecker; Bill (Sara) Uecker; Jon (Megan) Uecker; Dani (Mike) Hardy; grandchildren, Jake; Louie; Maggie; Bella; Maya; Joshy; Warren; and Nora . Barbara was preceded in death by husband, Richard Uecker; parents, John and Emma (Shilling) Brendel. Memorials...
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Bernard (Bunny) C. Blumenthal

August 2, 2015

Bernard "Bunny" C. Blumenthal, 87, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, IL, he was a graduate of the University of Illinois. Bunny was the owner and operator of C and H Shoes for 40 years. Bunny proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Achduth Vesholom Congregation, Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity, Downtown Businessmen's Association,...
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Lorraine Kay Marshall

July 31, 2015

Lorraine Kay Marshall, 53, passed away July 31, 2015 at her residence in Fort Wayne. Our beloved Lori, filled with kindness and love, closed her eyes and took God's hand and walked with God into heaven. Born in Fort Wayne, Lorraine graduated from IUPUI with a degree in nursing. Surviving are her parents, Larry H. and Patricia Marshall, sister, Jacquelyn Willett; fiancee, Eugene Marshall; and...
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Sarah A. Trumbull

July 31, 2015

Sarah A. Trumbull, 20, passed away Friday, July 31, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Sarah had a heart for caring for children. She had been working at Teeter Toddlers Child Care. Sarah spent much of her time with her daughter, Nala, and her family. Her other interest were swimming, softball, and hanging with her friends while listening to music. ...
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Mary Anne Rogers

July 30, 2015

Mary Anne Rogers, 53 of Fort Wayne passed away Thursday, July 30th at Lutheran Hospital. She was born and raised in Monroeville, Indiana, and attended Heritage High School. She received her nursing degree from Purdue University, and served others in their time of need throughout her life with kindness and generosity. She was employed at Lutheran Hospital where she worked as a radiology and...
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Mary Arbutus Zimmerman

July 29, 2015

Mary Arbutus Zimmerman passed away into her Savior's arms at 10am on Wednesday July 29, 2015 at Woodview WC, Born June 21, 1913 in Adams County Indiana. She graduated from Hartford High as Valedictorian in 1931, and from International Business College in 1932. In 1935 she married Irvin D.O. Zimmerman and they moved to Fort Wayne. He passed away on February 11, 1995. They joined the church on...
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Linda May Steinbacher

July 28, 2015

Linda May Steinbacher, 55, went to be with her Heavenly Father Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her Parents, John H. Sr. and Dolores I. Nine; husband, Edward Steinbacher. Also surviving are son, Peter J (Brianne N.) Steinbacher; son, Jesse A Steinbacher; daughter, Emily A Steinbacher; son, Joel A Steinbacher; and 2 brothers, John Nine, Jr.; and Dale...
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Mary-Margaret (Peg) Grannan

July 28, 2015

Mary-Margaret "Peg" Grannan, 91, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Columbus, OH, Peg worked as a medical tech for over 40 years, most recently at Lutheran Hospital where she retired. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Surviving are children, John (Cheryl) Grannan of Fort Wayne; Michael (Cherrie) Grannan of Dallas, TX; Kathleen (George) Widmer...
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Anthony Moore, Jr.

July 27, 2015

Infant, Anthony Moore Jr., was stillborn, July 27, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his mother, Alexis M. Boothman and father, Anthony Moore. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Faith M. Moss

July 27, 2015

Faith M. Moss, 74, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015, at her home with her loving family by her side. Born in Fort Wayne, on April 4, 1941, the daughter of T. Glen and Mildred Crews. Faith was a faithful member of First Assembly of God church participating in the Stephen's Ministry, and she also assisted in establishing a grief share class at the church for those who lost loved ones. Besides...
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Mark Alden Fox

July 27, 2015

Mark Alden Fox, 50, son of Sandra and Ronald Amundson, peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, July 27, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital. Born in Fort Wayne, Mark attended South Side High School. Mark loved the Chicago Bears, Cubs, and his family. He adored his grandchildren, Cameron, 5, and Eden, 3, and absolutely loved to spend time fishing at his parent's lake. He is...
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Kathleen Chapla

July 27, 2015

Kathleen Chapla, 68, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Kathleen graduated from Bishop Luers High School and worked as a nurse with St. Joseph Hospital for 30 years. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Kathleen will be remembered as one who always gave of herself and never gave up on those around her. She was a loving and caring...
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Maxine Earley

July 26, 2015

Maxine Earley , 85, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015. Born in Cherryvale, KS, Maxine worked as a secretary with Stuckey Brothers and also Magnavox from 1965 to 1973. Surviving are son, Steven (Shirley) Earley of Fort Wayne, IN; grandsons, Scott Earley and Michael Taylor . Maxine was preceded in death by her parents James and Myrtle Wooldridge, husband, Hubert Earley, daughter, Sandra Lynn...
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Richard L. Phillips

June 29, 1925 - July 26, 2015

Richard L. Phillips , 90, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Hicksville, OH, Dick graduated from North Side HS in1943 and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indiana Tech. He was an Eagle Scout and an Air Force Veteran of WWII. Dick was an insurance agent with Lincoln Life for 50 years and was honored as Agent of the Year in 1968....
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Myron K. Warner

July 25, 2015

Myron K. Warner, 86, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015. Born in Huntertown, Myron graduated from Huntertown High School and Indiana University. Surviving are his wife, Rose Marie Warner of Rome City; step-son, Mickey Doyle Smith; step-daughter, Iris Lou Heath; and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren. Myron was preceded in death by his parents, Erman and Rowene Warner....
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Russell H. Siples

July 25, 2015

Russell H. Siples, 89, died Saturday, July 25, 2015, one day before his 90th birthday. Born in Fort Wayne, and graduated from South Side High School in 1943. He served in the U. S. Navy during WW II aboard the USS Lexington (CV16) as a radioman 3rd class. The Lexington entered Tokyo Bay on September 6, 1945 with Russ aboard. After being discharged, he attended the Fort Wayne School of Art and...
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Dorothy S. Wilson

July 25, 2015

Dorothy S. Wilson, 99, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015. She was born in Wheaton, IL, on January 6, 1916 o the late Ernest and Petra (Jacobson) Selander. Surviving are her son, David C. Wilson of Fort Wayne and daughter, Kristi L. (Ron) McGarrigle of Fenton, MO; Grandson Daniel (Mary) Schonfeldt, Oakville, MO; two great granddaughters, Peyton and Oliva Schoenfeldt. Dorothy was preceded in...
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(Alta) Rae M. Kirk

July 25, 2015

(Alta) Rae M. Kirk, 89, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Oakwood, OH, Rae was a proud farm girl who worked for GE and S&H Green Stamp Store retiring in 1984. Rae was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church who enjoyed walking & gardening. Surviving are her sons, Thomas M. Kirk and Kevin M. (Anne) Kirk, both of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren,...
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Phyllis M. Shawgo

July 25, 2015

Phyllis M. Shawgo , 85, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015. Surviving are her husband of 68 years, Elmer L. Shawgo of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Ron (Frederika) Shawgo of Fort Wayne, IN; grandsons, Christopher and Graham Wood granddaughters, Amanda K. and Kaitlin E. Shawgo and 4 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert (Bob) Taylor of Fort Wayne, IN; sisters, Karen Dunaway of Arkansas and Beverly Jean...
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Sonia A. Schmidt

July 25, 2015

Sonia A. Schmidt, 87, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, Richard A. (Cynthia) Schmidt of Ossian, IN; daughters, Rebecca L. Bultemeier of Bloomington, IN, Janet E. (John Bernero) Meyers of Culver, IN; 8 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren, Several step-grandchildren . Sonia was preceded in death by parents, George C.and Anna Marie ...
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David D. DeBaillie

July 24, 2015

David D. DeBaillie , 61, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Ft. Wayne, IN and was a lifetime resident. David graduated from Carroll HS in 1971 and was a member of the FFA. He worked as a Machinist with C & A Tool for 40 years. David was a Nascar enthusiast and enjoyed photography, cycling, hiking, spending time outdoors, astronomy,...
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Monte Gene Handschy, Jr.

July 24, 2015

Monte Gene Handschy Jr., 31, passed away July 24, 2015 at . Arrangements by Mungovan & Sons Funeral Home, 2114 S. Calhoun St.
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Robert L. Pearman

July 24, 2015

Robert L. Pearman , 85, passed away July 24, 2015 at Kingston Care Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Rd.
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Ruth Anna Eva McNamara

July 24, 2015

Ruth Anna Eva McNamara, 100, went to be with our Lord, because "Heaven is my home," Friday, July 24, 2015 at Lutheran Life Villages. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Ruth worked as a Secretary with the City of Gastonia North Carolina and retired. She was also a nurses aid at Gaston Memorial Hospital. In her earlier years, she was a member of the Ladies Aid at St. Paul Lutheran Church and Holy Cross....
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