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Esther L. Roth

May 2, 2015

Esther L. Roth, 93, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Castle Rock, CO, Esther was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was an avid Bridge player and enjoyed reading and gardening. She was a member of the Pi Chapter of Psi Iota Xi, the Fort Wayne Woman's Club, South Side Child Study Group, One-hundred Percent Club, and...
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William "Bill" H. Densmore

May 2, 2015

William (Bill) H. Densmore , 58, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Signature Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, he attended Northside Missionary Church. Surviving are his father, Harold Densmore of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Scott (Dawn) Densmore of Fort Wayne, IN; daughters, Michelle (Wesley) Ledbetter and Erika (Matthew) Densmore both of Fort Wayne, IN; brothers, Robert Densmore...
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William J. "Bill" Till

May 1, 2015

William J. "Bill" Till , 82, passed away Friday, May 1, 2015 at Park Place Senior Living in Ft. Wayne. Born in Allen County, IN, He was a graduate of Huntertown High School and Purdue University and served in the Indiana Air National Guard. William worked in Quality Assurance with the U.S. Government for 25 years, retiring in 2004. He was also employed at Magnavox and owned Till Carpet Service....
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Norma Jean Carroll

April 30, 2015

Norma Jean Carroll, 83, passed in peace April 30, 2015. Surviving are her children: Patrick (Nora) Carroll, Teri (Dietrich Jackson) Carroll, Shawn (LueAnn) Carroll, Marc (Michele) Carroll, and Jacqui (Ken Rupel) Carroll; grandchildren: Amber (Eric) Bradley, Erica (Steve Zakarias) Carroll, Michael Carroll, Kyle (Chelsea Ehrhardt) Carroll, Shelby Carroll, and Alexandra Carroll; and great...
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Jack L. Harvey, Jr.

April 29, 2015

Jack L. Harvey Jr., 70, went to be with The Lord Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Born in Huntington, IN, Jack was a US Navy Vietnam veteran who enjoyed fishing and had been an ordained minister and evangelist. He was a retired professional painter who never met a stranger and lived life to the fullest. Surviving are his wife, Mary Harvey of Fort Wayne; children, Rochelle (Jeff) Whitson of Temecula, CA...
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Jake Medina

April 29, 2015

Jake Medina, 34, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Jocelyn Medina; son, James Medina of Fort Wayne; father, Heriberto Medina of El Paso, TX; mother, Maria Medina of Fort Wayne; sister, Maricela (Scott) Stroud of Fort Wayne; nephew and niece, Ricky and Lilly Stroud; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph and Elena Shepherd, of Carson, CA. ...
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Kenneth Fensler

April 29, 2015

Rev. Kenneth Fensler, 87, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Born in McGuffey, OH, Kenneth was a minister for over 50 years, serving churches in Indiana, Ohio and Illinois. He was a member of the Foster Park Lions Club where he was District Chaplain for 25 B. Kenneth was a WWII Marine Corp. veteran that enjoyed motorcycle riding and woodworking. Surviving are his wife Linda Fensler of Fort...
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Lionel J. (Choo Choo) Repka

April 28, 2015

Lionel J. "Choo Choo" Repka , 80, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Vilna, Alberta, Canada, Lionel was the owner of Repka and Associates Insurance and Investments and also played hockey for 11 years with the Fort Wayne Komets, won 2 Turner Cups and had his #6 retired in 1991. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Helen Repka; son,...
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Ann E. Cline

April 27, 2015

Ann E. Cline, 36, passed away April 27, 2015. Born in Portland, OR, Ann was a lab technician with Quadrant. Surviving are her daughter, Kaitlinn E. Cline and son, Russell C. Hedlund, both of Fort Wayne; father, Wiliam R. Cline of Houston, TX; mother, Cynthia E. Chandler of Fort Wayne; sister, Stephane Cline and brother, David (Jessica) Cline, both of Fort Wayne. Service is 2:00 pm, May 2,...
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Robert S. Williams

April 27, 2015

Robert S. Williams , 84, passed away Monday, April 27, 2015 at in Woodburn. Born in Clinton, OH, Robert worked as a Engineer with International Harvester for 26 years, He also managed Meek Mack of Fort Wayne and the maintenance dept at Central Soya. Robert was a member of the Mizpah Shrine and was a volunteer firefighter and EMT at the Arcola Volunteer Fire Dept. He enjoyed working on motors,...
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Gregory (Greg) L. Marden

April 27, 2015

Gregory "Greg" L. Marden, 58, passed away peacefully Monday, April 27, 2015 at his home surrounded by his wife and children. Born in Marion, IN, Greg was a Vietnam Era Army Veteran serving in the Military Police. Greg proudly served as a Fort Wayne Police Officer and K/9 Officer as well as being involved in various departments during his 31.5 year career. He also worked at FWCS for 25 years as...
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Sherry F. Klotz

April 26, 2015

Sherry F. Klotz, 51, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015. Sherry was a very caring and loving mother, grandmother and friend. Surviving are her sons, Travis (Julia) Gumbert, and Wesley Klotz; daughter, Brooke Klotz; 3 grandchildren, and life friend, Cari Mader. Service is 10 a.m. Friday at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, with calling 1 hour prior. Calling also 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday...
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Lynda Cripe

April 26, 2015

Lynda Cripe, 61, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015, at her residence in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, Colton Cripe of Fort Wayne; daughter, Jessica (Joe Fisher) Cripe of Avilla; grandson, Oliver Fisher; sisters, Shirley (John) McCain of Deland, FL and Marina (Gary) Lewison of Temecula, CA; brother, Graham (Stefanie Sada) Bennett of San Francisco, CA. Lynda was preceded in death by parents,...
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William C. (Bill) Stark

April 26, 2015

William C. "Bill" Stark, 75, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, He was a graduate of Northside High School in 1957. Bill worked as a machine operator with Zollner Pistons for 35 years, retiring in 1999. He was a member of the Ossian Conservation Club and the Southwest Conservation Club. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving are his ...
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Nancy Ellen (Huff) Sholl

April 26, 2015

Nancy Ellen (Huff) Sholl, went home to the Lord as the sun rose on a beautiful Sunday morning, on April 26, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Nancy was born on February 18, 1956 in Ft. Wayne, IN. She is survived by her best friend and loving husband of 37 years, David J. Sholl and their two children, Adam D. Sholl (Meaghan) and Emily L. Paris (Geoffry). Nancy's father, H. Stanley Huff and...
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Carolyn Stilley

April 25, 2015

Carolyn Stilley, 70, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015 at her home in Spencerville. Born in Connersville, IN, Carolyn worked with Sheller Globe/United Technology and Breed Technology for 27 years. Her and her husband Tom own and operate The Meteor Bar and Grill in Auburn which she loved. She enjoyed shopping and spending time with her family. Surviving are her husband of 25 years, Tom...
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Oma Lee Wallace

April 25, 2015

Oma Lee Wallace, 88, of Ligonier, IN passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015. Born in Hamilton, OH, Oma Lee loved serving her family as a homemaker and enjoyed being involved in all her children's activities. She was a member of the Ligonier United Methodist Church. Surviving are her 6 children, Ron (Jan) Wallace of Cincinnati, OH; Barbara (Jim) Weimer of Tampa, FL; Russell (Pam) Wallace of...
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Emily C. Reisinger

April 25, 2015

Emily G. Reisinger, 73, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne. Born in Allegheny County PA, Emily was the owner of Explorer Travel Agency for several years. Surviving are her daughters, Elizabeth Wichern of Denver, CO, and Elaine Anderson of Chicago, IL; son, Robert Anderson of Santa Fe, NM; brothers, Albert Pelino and John Pelino; sister, Judy Ball...
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Jacqueline (Jackie) Clair

April 25, 2015

Jacqueline "Jackie" Clair, 78, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Marion, Indiana Jackie graduated from Parkview Methodist School of Nursing in 1959. She worked as a RN with Parkview Hospital for 37 years, retiring on December 30, 1998. Jackie was preceded in death by her parents Wilbur and Mildred Clair. Memorials may be made to the Heritage Mission in...
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Marsha K. Gronauer

April 24, 2015

Marsha K Gronauer, 70, passed away April 24, 2015 at home. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Herbert Vernon Dillander, Sr.

April 24, 2015

Herbert Vernon Dillander, Sr., 90, passed away April 24, 2015. Surviving are his daughter, Anna M. (Rusty) Palmer, grandchildren; David (Sarah) Hess, Jennifer Brown, Melissa (Brian) Britten, Jason (Amber) Dillander, Thomas (Carrie) Dillander, Norman (Jessica) Dillander, Stephanie (Josh) Dillander, 20 great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law, Janice Dillander, and special friend, Gloria Matheny....
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Aloysius Burch, Jr.

April 24, 2015

Aloysius Burch Jr., 81, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015. Surviving are his wife, Carol Burch; daughter, Mary C. Burch; daughter, Diane L. Burch; brother, Carl Burch; sister, Marie Schulties; sister, Mary J. Braun; sister, Betty Colopietro; sister, Mary Jane Robinson; sister, Mary Pauline Bundrant. Aloysius was preceded in death by parents, Julian A. Burch and Ann C. (Wilkerson) Burch...
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John W. Goralczyk

April 24, 2015

John W. Goralczyk, 63, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015, at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Detroit, MI, John was a retired maintenance superintendent with General Motors. He was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church and a retired first sergeant of the United States Army. Surviving are his wife, Amy Goralczyk of Fort Wayne; daughter, Charlotte (Mike) Laviolette of Lake Orion...
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Tong Wan Kim

April 23, 2015

Tong Wan Kim, 77, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Tong Wan worked as a machinist with Foamex for over 30 years. He was a founding member of the First Presbyterian Church Korean congregation and served as an Elder. Tong Wan also enjoyed golfing and fishing. Surviving are his wife, Chun Hui Kim of Fort Wayne; daughter, Hyon Chu Diana (Jai Son )...
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Carol M. Irmscher

April 22, 2015

Carol M. Irmscher, passed away April 22, 2015 at . Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Steven Thomas Bradfield, Jr.

April 22, 2015

Steven Thomas Bradfield Jr., 38, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Stevie was a machinist most of his life. He was a loving soul that had a golden heart. Stevie enjoyed fishing, grilling, lake time, and loved his family, kids and animals. Surviving are his wife, Crystal Bradfield; and daughter, Autumn Bradfield both of Fort Wayne;...
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Jane Marie Nelson

April 22, 2015

Jane Marie Nelson, 89, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Born in Chicago, IL, Jane was an accountant until she stayed home to raise her children. She was an avid reader, enjoyed cooking and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Surviving are her husband, Robert Nelson of Fort Wayne; brother, John Buckman of Alameda, CA; and grandsons, Erich and Kevin Hasselbusch both of Pittsburgh, PA....
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Janis P. Jensen

April 22, 2015

Janis P. Jensen, 88, passed away April 22, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughter, Jane (Greg) McConiga of Fort Wayne; son, Peter (Julie) Jensen of La Quinta, CA; son, Andrew (Kathryn) Jensen of Huntington Beach, CA; 5 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Janis was preceded in death by her parents, Otis and Minnie Brown; her grandson; and her brother and sister. A private...
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Lonny J.C. Blum

April 22, 2015

Lonny J.C. Blum, 56, passed away April 22, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his daughter, Halsey Blum of Fort Wayne; siblings, Renee Rast; Melody Gandy; Lita Hubert; and Howard (Lana) Blum. Lonny was preceded in death by his son, Nicholas Blum; parents, John and Dorothy Blum; and his brothers, Terry and Calvin Blum. Service is 3:00 pm, Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Mungovan & Sons Memorial...
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Deloras M. Lauterberg

April 22, 2015

Deloras M. Lauterberg, 92, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Deloras was a 1941 graduate of Northside High School and a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Surviving are her son, Stephen J. (Phillip Colglazier) Lauterberg of Fort Wayne; daughter, Susan (Ralph) Wetzel of Woodburn; daughter, Martha (George) Krestik of Fort...
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Frank Lombardo

April 21, 2015

Frank Lombardo, 74, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne on April 9, 1941, Frank graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1959. During his time at CCHS, he was an outstanding athlete and named "Football King" in 1958. Frank owned Lombardo's Lounge on Broadway for over 40 years. He enjoyed watching sports and spending time at his vacation...
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Marjorie H. Wall

April 21, 2015

Marjorie H. Wall 92, died peacefully at home, April 21, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Merriam Indiana on October 22, 1922, Marg was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grand-mother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and employer. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 56 years, James E. Wall (1993) whom she met while skating at the Lincolndale...
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Dennis A. Summers

April 20, 2015

Dennis A. Summers, 39, passed away Monday, April 20, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Dennis had been working with BF Goodrich for the past eight years. He was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church and USW 715 Union. Dennis was a very caring and passionate father and enjoyed buying cars and golf carts, fixing them up, and re-selling them. Surviving are his wife, Kelly Sturm-Summers of New...
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Frank Gomen

April 20, 2015

Frank Gomen, 63, passed away Monday, April 20, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Frank worked as a electrical engineer with Ultra Electronics. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Arcola. Surviving are his wife, Sandra Gomen of Fort Wayne; daughter, Amy (Tray) McGhee of Chattanooga, TN; daughter, Jenny (Andy) Koehl of Fort Wayne;...
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Arley G. Crum

August 24, 1951 - April 19, 2015

Arley G. Crum , 63, passed away April 19, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Debra Crum; mother, Mary Crum; daughters, Danielle M. (Jake) Ruch; Nichole (Matthew) Raddick; sister, Rita (Les) Marcum; and 3 grandchildren. Arley was preceded in death by father, Kenneth Crum. A family tribute will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 25, 2015 at East Haven Tavern, and...
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Vanessa Lynn Hann

April 19, 2015

Vanessa Lynn Hann, 44, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, April 19, 2015. Born in Bluffton, Vanessa had a passion for rescuing dogs and enjoyed raising her dogs. Surviving are her husband, John W. Hann of Fort Wayne, parents, Robert and Anni Betz of Bluffton; sisters, Barbara Castello of Indianapolis; and Manuela (Paul) Meeder of Orlando, FL; mother-in-law, Nancy D. Hann of Fort Wayne; sister-in...
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Joan E. (Joann) Fretz

April 19, 2015

Joan E. "Joann" Fretz, 81, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Joan worked as a Supervisor with K-Mart for 23 years, retiring in 1994. She was a longtime and active member of Risen Savior Lutheran Church. Joan enjoy bowling, camping, square dancing, traveling with her family and was an avid reader. She loved animals and always had furry...
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Gerald L. (Bud) Gerardot

April 18, 2015

Gerald L. "Bud" Gerardot, 71, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Heritage Park Health Care Center. Born in Fort Wayne, Bud graduated from Central Catholic High School. He earned his masters degree in mathematics from Purdue University and his masters degree in education from St. Francis University. He was a math teacher with several school districts during his 25 year career before...
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John C. Rodriguez

April 18, 2015

John C. Rodriguez, 33, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015. Surviving are his parents, Ismael M. and Judith A. Rodriguez of Fort Wayne; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Angela Rodriguez of Zionsville, IN; nephews, Jackson and Tyler; and grandmothers, Rada M. Rodriguez and Betty Swindler, both of Fort Wayne, IN. John was preceded in death by his brother, David A. Rodriguez; and grandfathers...
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Garland D. Anderson, M.D.

April 18, 2015

Garland D. Anderson, M.D., 81 years old, passed away Saturday afternoon at Parkview Hospital. Born Oct. 14, 1933, in Columbia City, IN, he served in the United States Navy from 1952 to 1956 and then received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Indiana University. Dr. Anderson began practicing medicine in 1962 and actively practiced for 53 years planning to retire on May 1st, 2015 from...
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Charlotte M. Kipling

April 17, 2015

Charlotte M. Kipling, 87, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville. Born in Carman, IL, Charlotte attended the University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana and moved to Fort Wayne in 1950 with Homer Kipling ("Kip"), where they remained until moving to Noblesville in 2013 to be closer to their family. Char was greatly loved as a wife, mother, and grandmother. For many...
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Alexander (Alex) Joseph Swanton

April 17, 2015

Alexander "Alex" Joseph Swanton, 28, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015. Alex was a surgical attendant with Lutheran Hospital. Surviving are father, Steve Swanton of Fort Wayne; mother, Deb (Warren) Stone of Fort Wayne; sister, Kasey (Jarrod) Sidoti of Fort Wayne; uncle, John Warren; aunt, Sharon (Wayne) Taddio; cousins, Leann Cummins; Mallory Riecke; Dalton Warren; Karlee Warren; Mitch Warren;...
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Stacy A. Langmeyer

April 17, 2015

Stacy A. Langmeyer, 33, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Born in Fort Wayne, Stacy graduated from Bishop Dwenger High School in 2000. Afterward, she graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a Master's Degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Later she worked as a...
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Mary Louise Kelley

April 17, 2015

Mary Louise Kelley, 90, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne, where she was a long time resident. Born April 18, 1924 in Fort Wayne to the late Charles C. and Minerva (Liechty) Kelley, Mary was a graduate of Spencerville High School. She lived in Auburn with her mother and sister and worked for Newberry 5 & Dime for many years. Mary lived a happy life and was a...
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Janice L. Ankenbruck

April 17, 2015

Janice L. Ankenbruck, 75, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at Saint Anne Home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her loving husband, Duane K. Ankenbruck of Fort Wayne, IN: sons, Michael (Emma) Ankenbruck of Fort Wayne, IN, and Dennis Ankenbruck of Fort Wayne, IN; Brother: Allen Study Warsaw In: Grandchildren, Amanda, Tucker, Mia and Alyssa: and 2 Great-grandchldren, Mariah and Isaiah. Memorials...
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Alice R. Bloomfield

December 29, 1919 - April 17, 2015

Alice R. Bloomfield, 95, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Alice was the daughter of Ralph and Alice Bowser. She attended St. Andrews School for many years and worked as a Assembler with G.E. for over 30 years. She also spent much of her time volunteering with R.S.V.P., St. Andrews Soup Kitchen for 32 years, St. Mary's Soup...
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James Lloyd Collins

April 17, 2015

James Lloyd Collins, 99, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at Golden Years Homestead in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his nephew, Wyman (Wilma) Collins of Fort Wayne; nieces: Jane Leas and Ruth (Louis) Aker, both of Kendallville. James was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Collins; parents, John and Martha Collins; brothers, Bill Allport and Asa Collins; sisters, Sarah Leighty and Mary Martz;...
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Richard P. Mory

April 17, 2015

Richard P. Mory, 83, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015. Surviving are his wife, Diane Mory of Fort Wayne; sons, Kevin (Cindy) Mory of Angola, IN; Eric Mory; and Daniel Mory both of Fort Wayne; granddaughters, Madilyn and Kaitlyn; and his sister, Marietta (Ron) Hite of Kendallville, IN. Richard was preceded in death by his parents John and Thelma Mory; and 2 brothers Gene and Robert. Memorials...
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Jeffrey A. Drummer

April 16, 2015

Jeffery A. Drummer, 54, of Fort Wayne, passed away April 16, 2015. Jeff was born in Findlay, Ohio, and grew up in Toledo, Ohio until the age of 14 when he moved to Fort Wayne. Surviving are his son, Jacob Roehling; brother, John (Kate) Drummer; niece, Kinley; and nephews, Nicholas and Nathan. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Jerry and Mary Drummer; and sister, Jennifer Evans. There...
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Sally A. (Amstutz) Heaston

April 16, 2015

Sally A (Amstutz) Heaston. OnThursday, April 16, 2015 we lost our beloved Sally to an ongoing battle against cancer. Sally was known for her sense of humor, which will be greatly missed. Surviving are her husband of 51 years, David W Heaston; daughter, Julianne Heaston; brother Stan Amstutz. Sally was preceded in death by her parents Edwin and Roberta (Taylor) Amstutz. Memorials may be made...
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Mary Jo (Lash) Franke

April 16, 2015

Mary Jo (Lash) Franke, 75, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015 at her residence in Fremont. Born in Fort Wayne, Mary Jo was passionate about painting, bird watching and nature. Surviving are her husband, Daniel Franke of Fremont; daughters, Monica (Jim) Bassett of Fort Wayne, and Christina (Jim) Bent of Denver, CO; grandchildren, Brad and Ashley; brother, Dick (Bev) Lash of New Haven; sister,...
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Sharon L. Arnett-Theye

April 16, 2015

Sharon L. Arnett-Theye, 63, passed away April 16, 2015. Surviving are her husband Tim Theye, daughter, Kim M. (Kenton) Miller, son, Kevin Arnett, brother, Walter (Tina) Carpenter all of Ft. Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Katie Arnett, Bailey Duke, Keegan Arnett, Madison Miller, and Kyler Arnett . Sharon was preceded in death by her first husband, James L Arnett and parents, Robert and Marjorie...
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Joan Willoughby

April 15, 2015

Joan Willoughby, 85, passed away April 15, 2015 at her home. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Wayne Gary Bly

April 15, 2015

Wayne Gary Bly, 66, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Troy Beaumont Hospital in Troy, MI. Born in Fort Wayne, IN., Wayne was an electrician with Deem, LLC and a member of St. Michael Lutheran Church. Survived by his wife of 37 years, Tammy Bly of Fort Wayne; sons, Christopher Bly and Tyler Bly, both of Fort Wayne; sisters, Rita (Richard) Lafferty of Fort Wayne; Myra (Dave) Atkinson of...
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Pauline Wiggin

April 15, 2015

The Homecoming of Pauline Wiggin was on April 15, 2015. She went home to heaven to be reunited with her husband Eric, sister Charlene Hilda and her parents along with a host of others with whom she was anxious to be reunited. In her last days on earth she said there were many waiting for her and she is now sharing a blessed reunion. As her family we grieve for OUR loss but not "as others who...
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Ruth E. Piepenbrink

April 14, 2015

Ruth E. Piepenbrink , 87, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Harbor Assisted Living. Born in Gloucester City, NJ, Ruth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, and served as a past board member for the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission. Ruth enjoyed writing, traveling, riding the train, and...
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(Mary) Janet (nee Holtmeyer) Weber

April 14, 2015

(Mary) Janet (nee Holtmeyer) Weber, 90, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Born in Lake Township, IN, Janet worked as a Teacher and Chairman of the Foreign Language Department at Northrop High School for 42 years. Surviving are her niece, Mary Sue (Fred) Thompson of Madison, IN and several cousins. Janet was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Weber, parents, Frederick and Mary...
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John E. Krueger, M.D.

April 14, 2015

Dr. John E. Krueger, M.D., 89, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Moline, IL, John served as a member of the U.S Marines in the South Pacific during WWII. John completed his Doctorate from the University of Iowa School of Medicine in 1953, he then moved to Fort Wayne with his wife and completed his residency at St. Joseph Hospital. John was in practice with Dr. John A...
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Martha C. Smith

April 13, 2015

Martha C. Smith, 65, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Martha was a bartender and a charter member of the New Haven VFW. Surviving are her soul mate, Don Crittendon of Spencerville; son, William (Cassie) Smith of New Haven; grandchildren, Abigail Smith; Jaelyn Nahrwold; and Madison Smith; sister, Judy (Roger) West of Fort...
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Terri P. Hull

April 13, 2015

Terri P. Hull , 64, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Kingston, RI, Terri was a member of First Assembly of God Church. She was a woman of faith and enjoyed gathering with family and friends for bible study, prayer groups and game nights. She was a loving wife and mother and loved her grandchildren. Surviving are her loving husband,...
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Dorotha M. (Dottie) Fisher

April 13, 2015

Dorotha M. "Dottie" Fisher, 93, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Dottie was a homemaker and worked at General Electric during WWII. Surviving are her sons, Steve Fisher of Bolingbrook, IL, and Glen Fisher of Fort Wayne; daughter, Billie Worley of Evansville, IN; 12 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Denver Fisher; and...
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Barbara J. Boyle

April 12, 2015

Barbara J. Boyle, 71, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Barbara was a clerk with Barbers and a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Surviving are her sisters, Janet S. (Norman) Grabe; Rose A. Boyle; Patricia M. (Robert) Melching; Sandra L. (James)Terry; Vivian K. Dreyer; several nieces and nephews. Barbara was preceded in death by parents, Melvin E. Boyle and Mary...
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Melrose Bryson

April 12, 2015

Melrose Bryson , 92, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015. She was a member of the Elks #155. Surviving are her grandsons, Jonathon (Jillian) Bryson of Fort Wayne, IN and Jeremy Bryson of Nashville TN; great grand daughter, Addison Bryson. Melrose was preceded in death by her parents, William Leo and May Catherine Dunlap Woolf, husband of 64 years, William "Ernie" Bryson, son, James Bryson....
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Ruth S. Franz

April 12, 2015

Ruth S. Franz, 89, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Ruth was a homemaker and secretary. Surviving are her daughter, Wendy Pircher of Dayton, NJ; son, Christopher (Nancy) Franz of Roanoke, IN; grandchildren, Melinda, Emily and CJ; and 2 great-grandchildren. Ruth was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, Clifford C. Franz. A memorial service will be held at a...
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Kyle M. Knerr

April 11, 2015

Kyle M. Knerr, 29, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015 in Breinigsville, PA. Born in Fort Wayne, Kyle was 2004 graduate of Northrop High School, completed his Bachelor's degree from IPFW, and later completed his MBA from Krannert School of Management. Kyle worked as a financial analyst with Air Products and Chemicals Inc of Allentown, PA. He grew up loving to attend Franke Park Day Camp, was...
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Judith A. Mahan

April 11, 2015

Judith A. Mahan, 69, was called home by God on April 11, 2015. Judith is survived by her son, Phillip; sisters, Jacqueline Mitchell of Angola, Regina Stellhorn of Fort Wayne; brothers, Steven and Anthony Mahan of Fort Wayne; special friend Sephora Lortie, and faithful caregiver Sherrie Haswell. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Regina Mahan. Memorials may be made to the Humane...
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Marvin E. McGraw

August 26, 1952 - April 9, 2015

Marvin E. McGraw, 62, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015 at his residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Steubenville, OH, Marvin was a U. S. Army veteran and truck driver. Surviving are his son, Jason McGraw and daughter, Jennifer McGraw, both of Zanesville, OH; sons, Chad Jackson and Michael Motter; daughter, Jasmine McGraw, all of IN; granddaughters, Kyleigh & Myleigh McGraw . Marvin was preceded...
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Willie Bernard Mosley

April 9, 2015

Willie Bernard Mosley , 51, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015. Surviving are his son, Damarcus Coker of Fort Wayne; mother and step father, Cleo and John Chapman of Fort Wayne, IN; brothers, John Mosley of Kansas City, MO, Steven (Gloria) Mosley of Fort Wayne and Robert Mosley of Hartford City, IN; sisters, Karen (Anthony) Easley of Fort Wayne IN and Penny (LaMont) Grant of Virginia Beach, VA....
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Dale W. Masel

April 9, 2015

Dale W. Masel, 98, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, KY. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Dale graduated from South Side HS 1934. He was a WWII Army veteran serving from 1938-1946. Surviving are his sons, Joseph (Pam) Masel of Bronston, KY; David Larry (Carole) Masel of IN; brother, Charles W. Masel of FL; grandchildren, Angel (Josh) Mink, Missy (Rob) Wisner,...
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Jane C. Coak

April 9, 2015

Jane C. Coak, 79, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Jane worked for Ivy Tech State College for 15 years, retiring in 2000. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed traveling with her husband through the years and spending time with her family,...
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Elmer F. Maucher

April 9, 2015

Elmer F. Maucher, 88, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Harrison, OH, Elmer was President and owner of Allen Business Machines. He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church; former member of West Creighton Ave. Christian Church; Past District Governor and member of McMillen Park Lions Club. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of...
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Rhonda Kay Bork

April 9, 2015

Rhonda Kay Bork, 59, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015 at home in Fort Wayne. Born in Coshocton, OH, Rhonda worked in human resources with Century Labs II Corporation for 4 years. She was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She enjoyed singing and gardening and loved spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving are her husband, Robin James Bork; sons, Brandon ...
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John F. Engelhaupt

April 8, 2015

John F. Engelhaupt, 85, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Born July 10, 1929 in Defiance, OH, John was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, American Legion Post 296 and served in the US Navy. His parents came over from Bavaria Germany in 1927 and settled in Defiance. John came to Fort Wayne in 1956 and started in the tavern business. He married Barbara Schieferstein in 1959. After owning...
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Elsie D. Reynolds

April 8, 2015

Elsie D. Reynolds, 90, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her children, George (Wanda) Hoskins; Chuck Moore; Tilden Frye; Ruth (Dallas) Boatwright; Danny Woods; William (Cathy) Woods; Mary (Marvin) Griffon; Robert Woods; Cecie Woods; Cresie Richards; and Sue (Gary) Gill; brother, Jim (Kathy) Rose; 32 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great...
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Susan Kay (Sutton) Reams

April 8, 2015

Susan Kay (Sutton) Reams, 63 went to live with Jesus on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Sue was married to Jim Reams on July 17, 1970 at New Haven United Methodist Church. They welcome their only child, Angela in 1971 and Sue dedicated those early years to their daughter being a stay at home mom. In 1983, Sue returned to school receiving her Dental Assisting Certification with honors. She quickly found...
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Norma R. Budenz

April 8, 2015

Norma R. Budenz, 87, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Terre Haute, IN, Norma was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and was a teacher at Fort Wayne Community Schools for 23 years, retiring in 1987. She was passionate about life and her family. Surviving are her sons, Michael (Lisa Chiddister) Budenz of Fort Wayne...
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Marcia J. Hans

April 7, 2015

Marcia J. Hans, 72, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Marcia loved to serve her family as a homemaker. Surviving are her 3 daughters, Nancy (Kenneth) Snyder; Penny (Joel) Nord; and Amanda Hans; 17 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; brother, Park (Dude) Hedges, Jr; and sister, Betty Fortier. Marcia was preceded in death by her parents, Park, Sr and...
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Mary C. Huber

April 7, 2015

Mary C. Huber, 90, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Surviving are her children, Steven (Judy) Huber of Fort Wayne, Ronald (Joan) Huber of Ossian, Dennis (Stephanie) Huber of Arcadia, CA, Linda (George Jr.) Peppas of Fort Wayne, eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and brother, Leo Roy. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, James and Lela Roy, husband, Roger Huber, brother, Paul...
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Roberto (Bob) Gonzales

April 6, 2015

Roberto "Bob" Gonzales, 64, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his loving wife, Christine Gonzales; daughters, Jennifer (Kurt) Washler, Amy (Andy) Boxberger, four beloved grandchildren, father, Secundino Gonzales, sisters, Aurora Rodela, Carmen Martinez, Juanita Thomas, Beatrice Hein, Irene Rauch, and Grace Barnes. Bob was preceded in death by his mother...
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Violet O. Floyd

April 6, 2015

Violet O. Floyd, 93, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 in Indianapolis. Surviving are her son, Eric W. (Terri) Peterson; daughter, Carla F. (Bud) Brown; sisters, Rosaland Regenold and Dorothy (Mel) Raker; grandchildren, Ames, Stefanie, Melissa, Carissa and Ashley; great-grandchildren, Sydni and Makenzi; sisters in law, Pearl and Florence Sollberger. Violet was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Lawrence Alfred Oswald

April 6, 2015

Lawrence Alfred Oswald, 91, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his sons, John (Chris) Oswald; and Michael (JoAnne) Oswald; daughters, Beverly (Chuck) Tippmann; Barbara (Bill) Tippmann; and Cynthia (Tom) Wolfe; 15 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Lawrence was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann C. Oswald. Private family services will be held at a...
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Patrick (Lee) Davis

April 6, 2015

Patrick "Lee" Davis, 84, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015. Born in Springfield, OH, Patrick was a store manager and pharmacist with Walgreens for 35 years, retiring in 1992. He was an avid golfer and member of Brookwood Golf Club for over 55 years. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Joan R. Davis of Fort Wayne; daughter, Patty (Tony) Landon of Fort Wayne; brothers, Tom Davis of Turkey Lake, and...
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Donald L. Dawson

April 5, 2015

Donald L. Dawson, 89, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Anderson, Donald was a WWII Army Air Corp veteran. He worked with G.T.E. for 35 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the American Legion Post #82. Donald enjoyed bowling, golfing, fishing and woodworking. Surviving are his children; Michael (Shirley) Dawson of Hurst, TX,...
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Jackie (Jack) Rey Quaintance

April 5, 2015

Jackie "Jack" Rey Quaintance, 79, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Antwerp, OH, Jack worked for AEP, Langsenkamp Company, and King-Weyler for a total of 36 years before retiring. He was a member of T.P.A.; Masonic Lodge Maumee; Scottish Rite; Eagles BPOE Aerie #3164 in New Haven; and Elks Lodge #2731 in Zephyr Hills, FL. Jack enjoyed golfing, bowling, being...
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Daniel D. Geary, Jr.

April 5, 2015

Daniel D. Geary, Jr., 77, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis (Ellis) Geary; children: Tim (Christine) Geary and Pamela Wong, and Jennifer (Todd) Ruble; grandchildren: Joshua Geary, Taylor Wong, Corbin Wong, Kacie (Bobby) Fleming, Haley (Zack Kelley) Ruble, and Trina Allcock; great-grandchild, Eli Daniel Ruble; brothers, Patrick (Jane) Geary and Bob Geary, and...
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Margaret (Peggy) Snyder

April 4, 2015

Margaret (Peggy) Snyder, 84, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015. Surviving are her son, James Snyder (Denise) of Churubusco, Ind.; and grandchildren, Abigail, Nathan, Joshua, and Hannah Snyder. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Harry E. Snyder. Graveside service is 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Grove City Cemetery, 3605 Grove City Road, Grove City, Ohio 43123. Memorials...
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Terry Morrison

April 4, 2015

Terry Morrison, 64, was called to God Saturday, April 4, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Terry was a graduate of Concordia Lutheran High School and Concordia Teachers College in River Forest, IL, where he was proud of his athletic career. He worked as a service technician for Pepsi and as a teacher at Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran School. Terry loved circle track racing when he was driving. He will be...
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Helen J. Howell

April 4, 2015

Helen J. Howell, 91, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Englewood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, and graduated from Central HS in 1942. She was a longtime member of United Faith Presbyterian Church formerly Westfield Church, Helen worked as a Executive Secretary with Magnavox for 21 years, retiring in 1990. She was...
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Dwight W. Jellison

April 3, 2015

Dwight W. Jellison , 85, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Sydney, IN, Dwight worked for International Harvester. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War. Surviving are a son, Kevin Jellison of Fort Wayne, and daughter, Kim Lincoln of South Whitley, 4 Grandchildren 8 Great-Grandchildren . Dwight was preceded in death by parents, 1 sister and 3 brothers. Private...
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Steven Anthony Yanner

April 3, 2015

Steven Anthony Yanner , 60, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015. Surviving are his companion of 27 years, Mary Novachcoff and his faithful dog and buddy, Cheetos. A brother, Michael (Vicki) Yanner; niece, Leslie Yanner; Daughter, Lori (Jeff) Petro; grandchildren, Cera and Nate Petro; grand dog Butkus and Xerxes,Daughter, MIshelle (Jim) Coldren; grand dogs, Rogue and Rockie; Daughter, Chanel ...
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Elizabeth (Betty) Purviance

April 3, 2015

Elizabeth "Betty" Purviance, 84, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015, at Kingston at Dupont in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband of 55 years, James Purviance, Sr.; sons, James (Meg) Purviance, Jr.; Dwight (Karen) Wagner; Douglas (Pam) Wagner; David (Pam) Wagner; Dennis (Shelly) Wagner; 8 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by parents, Zach and Jenny...
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Daniel (Benny) Benedict

April 3, 2015

Daniel "Benny" Benedict, 56, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015. Benny was a senior designer with Ratheon/Magnavox for 25 years. Surviving are his wife Sandie Benedict; mother, Mildred Dawson; children, Nicholas (Janet) Benedict, Hailey Benedict; Heidi Benedict; grandchildren, Athalayah and Lennon Benedict, sisters, Barb (Mike) McBride, Pat (Rich) King. Benny was preceded in death by father...
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Joyce E. Bivens

April 3, 2015

Joyce E. Bivens, 78, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015 at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her grandsons, Michael Wittekind and Justin Bivens; brothers, Bob (Carolyn) Coder of Snow Lake, IN and Bruce (Martha) Coder of Fort Wayne; sister, Shirley (Paul) Casterline of New Haven; and good friend, Sandy Williams of Fort Wayne, IN. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne....
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Russell H. Sordelet

April 3, 2015

Russell H. Sordelet, 85, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday morning, April 3, 2015, at home. Born in Huntertown, IN, Russell was the son of the late Alfred and Hilda Sordelet. He is remembered as a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He retired from Gladieux Refinery in 1975 and was the former owner of Master Cleaners. He was a charter member of St. Charles...
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Ruth M. Wyatt

April 3, 2015

Ruth M. Wyatt , 86, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Huntington, IN, Ruth worked as a Computer Clerk with General Telephone for 21 years, retiring in 1989. She was a member of St Jude Catholic Church. Surviving are her husband, Scott R. Wyatt of Fort Wayne, IN; Son, Ronald E. (Julia) Wyatt of Fort Wayne, IN: Son, Robert S. (Joana)...
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Tina Hardesty

April 2, 2015

Tina Hardesty, 53, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015, at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Goshen, IN, Tina was a certified forklift driver. Surviving are her husband, Larry Hardesty of Fort Wayne; brother, Jerry Cramer; brother, Terry Cramer; sister, Lori Cramer. Service is 1:00 pm, April 13, 2015, at Mungovan & Sons Memorial Chapel, 2114 South Calhoun Street with calling one hour...
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Lorraine L. Martens

April 2, 2015

Lorraine L. Martens, 93, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Otterbein in Cridersville Ohio. Lorraine was born Jan. 8, 1922 in Dorchester, NE, to the late Edward and Libby Rezabek., On Oct. 6, 1946 she married Victor W. Martens who died June 6, 1993. Lorraine had retired from NB Knapke in Ft. Wayne, IN and also had worked several years for First National Bank in Lima, Ohio. She had a wonderful...
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Rebecca Gallmeyer-Hatton

April 1, 2015

Rebecca Gallmeyer-Hatton, 40, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Surviving are her mother, Bonita (Larry) Moody; daughters, Sierra and Savannah Gallmeyer; brother, Del Hatton; sister, Charity Szabo; and grandmother, Faye Surfus; step-brothers, Robert Moody and Larry Moody, Jr.; and step-sisters, Jennifer Henderson and Naomi Reed. Rebecca was preceded in death by her father, William A. Hatton;...
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Carole Marie Johnson

April 1, 2015

Carole Marie Johnson, 55, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Carole is survived by 2 brothers, Terry (Linda) Johnson; and Craig (Sally) Johnson; sister, Joanne Henline; nieces and nephews, Heather (Andy) Quartaro; Nathan (Laurel) Johnson; George Henline; Anna Henline; Travis Johnson; and Zachary Johnson; 6 great-nephews and a great-niece; aunt, Irene Harma, many cousins...
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Sandra J. Weaver

March 31, 2015

Sandra J. Weaver, 73, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Ravenna, OH, Sandra was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church. She was a counselor for the YWCA Women's Shelter and Hope Alive/Washington House. She was also a member of the Business & Professional Women's Organization and served as President of M.A.D.D. Fort Wayne Chapter. Sandra enjoyed...
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