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Sally J. Waters

September 30, 2014

Sally J. Waters, 70, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2014. Surviving are her daughter, Lorri (Jerry) Haber; son, Jon (Sheri) Waters; and daughter, Jill Waters-Skaggs, all of Auburn; grandchildren: Cayden Skaggs and Katie and Steven Waters; and sister-in-law, Jackie (John) Nicholls of SC. Sally was preceded in death by her husband, Steven C. Waters; parents Eugene J. and Marguerite Dahman; and...
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Paula A. Simmons

September 30, 2014

Paula A. Simmons, 55, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2014. Surviving are her husband, Robert Simmons of Fort Wayne; sons, Joe (Rachel) Wilhelm of Fort Wayne, and Quinn Simmons of San Diego, CA; and brother, Jeff Wilhelm of Las Vegas. A memorial gathering will be held Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Avenue. Memorials may be made to...
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Nancy Uhlenhaut Ashley

September 30, 2014

Nancy Uhlenhaut Ashley, 89, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Bourne, MA, she was a granddaughter to Eben S.S. Keith, railroad pioneer and owner of Keith Car Works and Manufacturing Co. of Sagamore, MA. Nancy was a world traveler who lived in Alaska, Spain, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Washington D.C., San Francisco, CA, Annapolis, MD, and Miami, FL. Nancy served her...
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Elbert Ray (Bert) Glover

September 29, 2014

Elbert Ray "Bert" Glover, 84, entered the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the early hours of September 29, 2014, from Harbor Assisted Living, Fort Wayne, IN. He leaves behind 5 children (no such thing as in-laws to Bert and Jessie), Richard E. (Mary) Glover, Sr., Kokomo; Shirley A..Glover, Fort Wayne; and Ronald R. (Tammy) Glover, Arlington, TX. He also leaves behind 8...
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Phyllis L. Sitko

September 29, 2014

Phyllis L. Sitko, 89, passed away Monday, September 29, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Hoagland, Phyllis worked with Viking Fire Protection for 17 years, retiring in 2000. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church. Throughout the years, Phyllis enjoyed crossword puzzles, shuffleboard and spending time with her family. Surviving are her sons, Michael (Linda) Sitko of...
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Sarah Williams

September 28, 2014

Sarah J. Williams, 24, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Sarah was a past member of the Fort Wayne Ballet; played volleyball and an avid fan of the movie "Gone with the Wind". Surviving are her husband, Damian Gregory; father, Scott L Williams of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Rosalyn Beltz; son, Dayton Christopher Williams; brother, Mark Williams of Fort Wayne;...
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Barry Kent Ellis

September 28, 2014

Barry Kent Ellis, 71, of Fort Wayne passed away September 28, 2014. Barry grew up in Decatur, IN where he fell in love with his wife RuthAnn Soliday. Barry is survived by his wife of 50 years, RuthAnn, Mother, Hazel Ellis, and sister Connie Bailey; children Jodi Erler and Stuart (Sherry) Ellis; five grandkids: Brooke (Daniel) Braun, Krista Erler, Kaitlyn Erler, Bronson Ellis, and Rylin Ellis;...
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Irene Sapko

September 27, 2014

Irene Sapko , 66, passed away September 27, 2014 at . Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Mary E. Monteith

September 27, 2014

Mary E. Monteith, 86, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Columbus, OH, Mary was co owner of Monty's Catering, with her husband for 41yrs years, retiring in 1988. She was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church, Life member and treasurer of the Marine Corps. League and the Navy Club Ship 48 Auxiliaries. In 2008 Mary was named Woman...
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Carl F. Haas

September 27, 2014

Carl F. Haas, 94, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014, at Bethlehem Woods Rehab Center. Surviving are his wife, Betty Haas of Fort Wayne, son, Earl Haas of Combia City, daughters, Sharon (Randy) Noakes, Carol (Roger) Minnich both of Fort Wayne, step-daughter, Jane Ann Jantzen of Leo, 20 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Carl was preceded in death by parents Charles and Cora Haas,...
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Mary F. (Luley) Herber

September 27, 2014

Mary F. (Luley) Herber, 89, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014, at her residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Mary was a homemaker and a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Rosary Society and the 50 Plus Group at Queen of Angels Catholic Church and the Central Catholic Alumni Club. She volunteered for RSVP; the Mustard Seed Furniture Bank; and 32...
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Kathy J. Furniss

September 27, 2014

Kathy J. Furniss, 65, passed away Saturday, September 27, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne; born in Decatur. Surviving are her husband of 41 years, John W. Furniss, Sr. of Fort Wayne; son, John W. (Carrie) Furniss, Jr. of Monroeville; siblings, David L. (Diana) Sovine, Sr. of Decatur, C. Wayne (Sarah) Sovine, Jr., Kevin L. (Jenny) Sovine, Jeffrey A. (Kay) Sovine, and Gary D. (Kathy) Sovine all...
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Jack W. Hoyer

September 27, 2014

Jack W. Hoyer, 73, passed away September 27, 2014 at his home. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Rd.
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Patricia E. Hopson

September 26, 2014

Patricia E Hopson , 64, passed away Friday, September 26, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was a native and lifetime resident of Ft. Wayne, IN, Patricia graduated from Southside HS and St. Joseph School of Nursing. Patricia was the only African American Histologist in Ft. Wayne. Her 27 year career consisted of working at St. Joseph Hospital, Ft. Wayne Medical Lab and...
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Wylodene D. Mason

September 26, 2014

Wylodene D. Mason, 81, passed away Friday, September 26, 2014, at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fayette, AL, Wylodene was a 1949 graduate of Fayette High School and an office worker with Do It Best Corp. retiring in 1993. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church. Surviving are her Spouse, James A. Mason of Fort Wayne; grandson, Richard A. Warford, Jr. of Woodburn;...
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Elmer P. Myers

September 26, 2014

Elmer P. Myers died September 26, 2014. Born on October 25, 1935. He was the son of the late Lester and Helen Myers. He married Margie McCloud on June 9, 1962. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. He graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1953. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1958. He worked in mechanical engineering and then management. Elmer's hobbies included traveling,...
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Mary (LaVon) Pranger

September 26, 2014

Mary "LaVon" Pranger , 95, passed away Friday, September 26, 2014. LaVon was a native and lifetime resident in Fort Wayne, IN, She was employed at Magnavox for 15 years, and retired in 1981. Surviving are her sons, Michael (Mary) Pranger, Charles E. Pranger of Fort Wayne, IN grandchildren, Tony (Michelle) Pranger, Jennifer Pranger, great-grandchild Nicole Brown all of Ft. Wayne. LaVon was...
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William Howard Spence, Jr.

September 25, 2014

William Howard Spence, Jr., 48, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014. Surviving are his daughter, Leslie A. Spence; sisters, Gwen (Layne) Woodson; Cheri Spence; Sharon Hill; Curlie (Bruce) Young; Cecelia (James) Smith and Lorene (Derrick) Davenport of Chicago, IL. William was preceded in death by parents, William and Mary V. Spence and brother, Jimmie L. Smith. Service is 2:00 pm, Friday,...
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Marjorie (Marge Sheikh) Sheikh-El-Shabab

September 25, 2014

Sheikh-El-Shabab, Marjorie (Marge Sheikh) - 1/7/39 - 9/25/14. Our Margie shall be missed and always remembered by both friends and the family she left behind: husband Tom; kids Brian (Lindsey) and Sara (Paul) Busby; siblings Sharon (Joe) Pratt, Karen Zakhi, Don Evans; grandchildren Anitra Busby, Jade Jackson, Tanner Jackson. Several loved nieces and nephews also survive and will miss their Aunt...
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Doris P. Hersha

September 25, 2014

Doris P. Hersha, 96, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014. Born in Hillsdale Co., MI, Doris lived a life consistent with the faith she professed and leaves precious memories for family and friends. Surviving are her son, Richard (Jane) Hersha of Fort Wayne; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and brother-in-laws, Gordon Morris and Robert Anderson. Doris was preceded in death by daughters...
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Mina May Ruchel

September 25, 2014

Mina May Ruchel, 95, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014, at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Hagerstown, IN, Mina worked as a cafeteria worker with FWCS for 17 years, retiring in 1979. She was a member of Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church. Surviving are her daughter, Kathleen R. Stocker of Naperville, IL; granddaughter, Alexandra A. Stocker of Naperville, IL. Mina...
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Marjorie L. Gable

September 25, 2014

Marjorie L. Gable, 98, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014. Marjorie worked as a hairdresser for 20 years, retiring in 1978. Surviving are her step-son, Robert (Sally) Gable of Comstock, MI; step-daughter, Vicki (Jeff) Schenher of Churubusco,IN; 7 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Gable; parents, Harvey and Mary Sipe, and...
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Melvin W. Schrader

September 25, 2014

Melvin W. Schrader, 87, passed away September 25, 2014. Surviving are his daughter, Beth Schrader of Fort Wayne, sisters, Dorothy Parker of Fort Wayne, Thelma (Bob) Hamilton of Melbourne, FL, grandchildren, Kirstin (Josh) Taylor, Lae William Schrader, great-grandson, J.J. Taylor, foster-grandchildren, John and Caleb, many nieces and nephews and close friends and neighbors. Melvin was preceded...
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Anna Lee Fisher

September 24, 2014

Anna Lee Fisher, 77, passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne. Born in Celina, OH, Anna worked in the childcare industry for 35 years before retiring. She was a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi Preceptor Gamma Iota Chapter, and Red Hat Society. Anna had the privilege to sing with the Sweet Adelines. She enjoyed crochet, knitting, crossword puzzles and...
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Carolyn S. Vranich

September 24, 2014

Carolyn S. Vranich, 79, passed away September 24, 2014 in Fort Wayne. She loved cooking and baking from scratch. She enjoyed her road trips with her children and her coffee at Halls with her friends. She is survived by her daughter, Teresa (Fiancee, Matthew) Troup of Fort Wayne; son, Danny Vranich of Fort Wayne; twin brother, Carl (Joy) Frazee of NC; and brother, Maurice (Catherine) Frazee of...
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William G. Schnizer

September 24, 2014

William G. Schnizer, 89, passed away Wednesday September 24, 2014. William was born on August 23rd, 1925 in Oberhausen, Germany to Johanna and William Schnizer. He came to the United States in 1930 where his family settled in Cincinnati, OH. William served in the US Navy during World War II. He met and married the love of his life, Frances Meyer in 1946. William graduated from International...
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Elijah James Rogan

September 23, 2014

Elijah James Rogan, was stillborn, September 23, 2014 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. He is survived by his parents, James Rogan and Ellyn Cowles of Fort Wayne. Service is 2:00 pm, Monday September 29, 2014 at Lindenwood Cemetery, 2324 W. Main Street. Arrangements by D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home.
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Addison (Addy) E. Hartman

September 23, 2014

Addison "Addy" E. Hartman, age 3, went to be in heaven on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Addison's contagious laughter will be forever etched on the hearts of those who love her. Addison was the beloved daughter of Jerry Jr. and Brooke Hartman of Yoder, IN, and loving sister to Riley Hartman. She is also survived by her grandparents, Jerry Sr. and Deb Hartman; and Larry and Penni Zent; also...
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Kenneth E. Collis

September 23, 2014

Kenneth E. Collis, 92, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Fort Wayne, Kenneth was a WWII Navy Veteran. He worked with Magnavox for 46 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of Knights of Columbus #451. Kenneth was an avid bicyclist. He and his son traveled 3200 miles on one trip. He also enjoyed playing cards, dancing, and spending time...
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Marna Jo Neuhouser Worman

September 22, 2014

Marna Jo Neuhouser Worman, 81, of Leo, IN, went to be with the Lord on September 22, 2014 at The Cedars in Leo. Marna Jo, a 1951 Leo graduate, was a member of the United Methodist Women, Park Center Mental Health Board, Lion's Club, Eastern Star, Gideons, and ESGR. She played church organ and taught more than one generation of music students in her home. She was elected State Representative in...
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Patricia A. (Ellet) Novak

September 22, 2014

Patricia A. (Ellet) Novak, 63, of Churubusco passed away at her home surrounded by her family and friends on Monday September 22, 2014. Patricia is survived by her husband Daryl; mother, Martha Ellet; daughters, Kristen (Josh) White, Michelle Novak and grandson Harrison Novak. Also survived by 7 siblings. She was preceded in death by her father John J. Ellet.
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Virginia (Ginny) DiFilippo

September 22, 2014

Virginia "Ginny" DiFilippo, 64, passed away Monday, September 22, 2014 at Signature Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Virginia worked as a Dietary Manager with Various Nursing Homes for 35 years, retiring in 2005. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and a former member of the Dietary Managers Association. Surviving are her brothers, John E. (Karla)...
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David G. Krebs

September 22, 2014

David G. Krebs , 67, passed away Monday, September 22, 2014. Surviving are his wife, Jane M. Krebs of Fort Wayne, IN; sons, Michael (Dawn) Krebs of Acworth, GA;, Brian Krebs of Fort Wayne, IN; brothers, Marvin "Butch" (Mary) Krebs of Winchester, KY; Larry Krebs of Middletown, OH; grandchildren, Trevor, Austin, Jerry and Mariah . David was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Dorothy...
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Mason G. McCulloch

September 22, 2014

Mason G. McCulloch, 82, passed away Monday, September 22, 2014, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne after a courageous battle with Melanoma. Born in Fort Wayne, Mason was a parts analyst with Navistar for 36 years, retiring February 28, 1999. He was a U. S. Navy veteran. Surviving are his sons, Steven R. McCulloch; Scott A. McCulloch and Jeffrey L. McCulloch, all of Fort Wayne;...
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Alan J. (AJ) Puff

September 21, 2014

Alan J "AJ" Puff , 21, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his parents, John and Connie Puff of Fort Wayne, IN; sisters, Karen (Chad) Weeks; April (Allen) Zent; and Rose Puff all of Fort Wayne, IN; brother, Gerald (Tracie) Niederholtmeyer of Fort Wayne. Alan was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Edgar Puff and Raymond McIntyre,...
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Thomas E. Dyer

September 21, 2014

Thomas E. Dyer, 77, died Sunday, September 21, 2014. He is survived by his son, Thomas E. (Cathy) Dyer, grandchildren, Rebeccah Dyer and John Dyer; sisters, Maryann T. Quinn and Suzann M. (Steve) Armstrong; sister-in-law, Marita Dyer, plus several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his brothers Donald L. Dyer and John F. Dyer. No Services. Memorials may be made to Cancer...
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Michael Vyain

September 21, 2014

Michael Vyain, 64, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014, at Summit City Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Muncie, Michael worked as a letter carrier with the US Post Office for 40 years, retiring in 2011. He was an avid musician who enjoyed wood working, gardening, fishing and photography. Surviving are his son, Sean (Amy) Vyain of Lebanon, IN; daughter, Alison Vyain of Fort Wayne; son,...
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Carol L. Thompson

September 21, 2014

Carol L. Thompson 90, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014. Surviving are her daughters, Mary Thompson, Patricia Thompson, Judith (John) Post all of Fort Wayne, granddaughters, Holly and Robyn, great-grandsons, Tyler and Nathan, and niece, Jennifer Kelly. Carol was preceded in death by her parents Elmar and Delphina Petersen, husband, Arthur Thompson, brothers, Robert and Elmar Petersen, and...
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Joan M. Kimbrough

September 21, 2014

Joan M. Kimbrough 89, of Fort Wayne passed away September 21, 2014. She is survived by her sons Steve (Barbara) Kimbrough; Bill (Julie) Kimbrough; Tom (Debbie) Kimbrough and a daughter Barbara (Jim) Laura. Grandchildren, Erik (Jillian) Kimbrough; Erin Kimbrough; Robbie Kimbrough; Kelly Kimbrough Williams (Rusty); Adam Kimbrough; Stefanie Kimbrough; Anna-Marie Laura; and James Laura...
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Harry W. Grindley

September 21, 2014

Harry W. Grindley, 95, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014. Born in Champaign, IL, Harry was a WWII Army Veteran. Surviving are his daughter, Sharon (Larry) Rose of Fort Wayne, son, Leslie Jahn of Fort Wayne, grandchildren, Kimberly, Tamara, and Thomas, great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Branden, Jordan, Aaron, and Joshua. Harry was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary Grindley,...
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Joyce E. Scott

September 21, 2014

Joyce E. Scott, 78, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, died September 21, 2014. She was an elementary school teacher for 38 years, the last 33 years for East Allen County Schools. She is survived by her husband, Clifford H. Scott; a daughter, Kimberly Scott; a son, Christopher Scott and Jean; and two grandchildren, Michelle and Mitchell Scott, and a sister, Joan Van Horn. She loved her family,...
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James Boyd

September 20, 2014

James Boyd, 56, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, James worked as a machinist with Lincoln Manufacturing for over 18 years, He was a U S Navy veteran. Surviving are his sisters, Lola Lemon and Rose Roberts both of Fort Wayne, IN. James was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Josephine Boyd, brother, Ron Walker....
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Guillermo Diaz

September 20, 2014

Guillermo Diaz , 81, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in San Salvador, Guillermo has lived in Ft. Wayne for over 14 years. He was self employed General Contractor for many years. He enjoyed music and playing the guitar, reading and bible studies and being outdoors. His hobbies included, hunting, fishing, horse back riding and caring for stray pets. ...
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Jacqueline Levin

September 20, 2014

JACQUELINE LEVIN, 62, native of Fort Wayne, passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Surviving is her faithful husband of over 14 years, Stephen D. Martin, and brother, David (Rosemary) Levin of Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Born April 9, 1952, of the late Larry Levin and Norma (Stauffer) Levin, the North Side graduate received a B.A. from Indiana University. Jacqueline was preceded in death by her...
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Faye A. Bojrab

September 20, 2014

Faye A Bojrab, 83, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Faye worked as a cashier with Target Stores for 34 years, retiring in May 2014. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Surviving are her children, Imen Bojrab,, Jr. Ernie (Pam) Bojrab, both of Ft. Wayne, IN: Greg Bojrab of Indianapolis, IN; Ronnie (Jessica) Bojrab, Jeanette (Mike)...
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Darlene K. Amstutz

September 20, 2014

Darlene K. Amstutz , 60, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014 at home. Born in Elkhart, IN, Darlene worked as a Funds Coordinator with Parkview Lagrange Hospital and also as a realtor with Century 21. She was very proud of her key affiliation with "Project Assist" . Darlene enjoyed her log home in the country, loved the lake life and family, especially her grandchildren. Surviving are her...
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Darrel C. Dunn

May 14, 1946 - September 20, 2014

Darrel C Dunn , 68, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Cedar Rapids, IA, Darrel worked as a Machinist with Dana for over 30 years, retiring in 2004. He worked for Century Labs for 9 years, retiring in 2013. He was an avid artist and enjoyed playing golf around the many golf courses in the area. Darrel was a warm, kind, generous...
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Ella B. Wray

July 8, 1923 - September 20, 2014

Ella B. Wray, 91, passed away on Sept. 20, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyndle, and son, Larry Wray. She is survived by her girls, Sandra (Wayne) Watts; Linda (Ron) Shroyer; Ashley (Joshua) Meyers; and Amber (Ryan) Starkel. She is survived by her grandchildren, Kirk, Eric, Rici Shroyer; Abby Wray; Chad Watts, Jim Watts, and Melissa Davis; and Landon Wray; brother, Charles...
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Janet L. Gottfried

September 19, 2014

Janet L. Gottfried , 78, went to be with our Lord and Savior, Friday, September 19, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Janet worked at Fish of Stroh and also worked in the Memorial Coliseum ticket office. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and an avid Komet Hockey fan where she developed life long friendships. She enjoyed reading,...
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Jeffrey T. Dunbar

September 19, 2014

Jeffrey T. Dunbar , 63, passed away Friday, September 19, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center after a long illness with lymphoma. Born in Wauseon, Ohio, he proudly served six years in the U S Air Force where he met his wife, Jean, Jeffrey worked in the Aviation industry for over 30 years, most recently as Executive Director of Holstein Aviation. He really enjoyed spending time with his...
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Michelle Davis

September 18, 2014

Michelle "Shelly" Davis, 47, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014. Surviving are her mother, Eloise Davis, children, Andrew Davis, daughter, Samantha Jo Davis, sister, Pamela (Jimmy) Cobb, six additional siblings. She was preceded in death by father, Larry McCauley, step-father, Richard Davis, and infant brother, Michael Davis. Service is 11am, Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Mungovan and...
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Suzy Boyer

September 18, 2014

Suzy Boyer, 62, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014. Born in Veszprem, Hungary. Suzy attended the Leo Apostolic Christian Church when her health permitted. Surviving are her son, Victor Boyer of Fort Wayne, IN. Suzy was preceded in death by her father, Imre Komaromi, and her mother, Rozalia Kispal. Service is 4:00 pm, Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Leo Apostolic Christian Church, 11714...
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John Walker Carroll

September 18, 2014

John Walker Carroll died peacefully surrounded by family members Thursday, Sept.18, 2014, at the age of 80. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Sharlene (nee Hartman) Carroll. He took tremendous pride in his four children and their families, Tara Carroll McKee and her husband Patrick of Chicago, IL, Laura Carroll of Manhattan Beach , CA, Sara Stauder and her husband Dan of Lake...
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Carl H. Harz

September 18, 2014

Carl H. Harz, 49, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Carl worked as a Electronic Tech with the City of Fort Wayne for 26 years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, US Army veteran, American Legion Post 241, and a Sgt. in the Field Services Division for Allen County Sheriff Reserve. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, and being with his family and friends. ...
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Martha J. (Shaffer) Stolte

September 18, 2014

Martha J. (Shaffer) Stolte, 95, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Martha worked as a Public School Secretary with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 25 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of Waynedale United Methodist Church, Waynedale UMC Women's Group and Elmhurst Garden Club. She had a passion for gardening and volunteering with...
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Betty Jane Lyrrell Smith

September 18, 2014

Betty Jane Lyrrell Smith, 94, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Betty Jane enjoyed serving her family as a homemaker. She was a member of Trinity Chapter 576 O.E.S. Surviving are her daughters, Roxanne (Robert) Burris of Columbus, OH; and Donna (Gayle) Belcher of Fort Wayne; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. ...
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Catherine V. Smith

February 7, 1921 - September 18, 2014

Catherine V. Smith, 93, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Renaissance Village in Fort Wayne. Born in Mohawk, MI, She was a graduate of Calumet High School, Calumet Michigan, Class of 1939. During WW II, she was employed by Michigan Unemployment Compensation in Detroit. Catherine married her husband Arthur in 1945. In 1948 they moved to Fort Wayne and she worked as a Secretary with...
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Joy Sink

September 17, 2014

Joy Sink, 78, passed away Wednesday, September17, 2014 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Opelousas, LA, Joy worked as an account manager with Grabill Bank for 27 years before retiring. She was a dedicated and active member at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Joy lived for her church and her family. Joy and her family enjoyed long camping trips throughout their lives. Joy was very active in...
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Frederick J. Baker

September 17, 2014

Frederick J. Baker. Born February 2, 1918. Passed away September 17, 2014. Born and raised in Jackson, Michigan, Fred helped in his father's shop while growing up and later worked as a soda jerk in a local drug store. Fred attended Tri State University in Angola, Indiana, graduating in 1940 with a degree in Radio Engineering. Always a hard worker, he helped to defray his education costs by...
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Moise Candea

September 17, 2014

MOISE CANDEA, 77, passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Born in Calbor, Romania, Moise worked at Diversified Pattern & Engineering Co Inc from 1985-2000. Surviving are his wife, Aurelia; daughter, Dorina Feher, son, Dorin (Adriana) Cindea, grandson, Sebastian Feher, and brother, Ioan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Moise and Ioana Candea, sisters Ana and Elena. Memorials may...
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Waldrene (Wally) R., Fritz

September 17, 2014

Waldrene "Wally" R. Fritz , 96, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Wally worked with Lincoln National Bank in the trust department, also as a legal secretary with various attorneys in Fort Wayne, and later as an executive secretary with Medical Protective. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. ...
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Cornell Lee Hopkins, Sr.

September 16, 2014

Cornell Lee Hopkins Sr., 65, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Surviving are his son, Cornell Lee Hopkins II; stepson, Andrew Mitchell; stepdaughter Chynna A. Mitchell; bothers Edward (Brenda) Hopkins, III; Steven (Carolyn) Hopkins; Kevin Hopkins; Gary L. (Renita) Hopkins; sister, Brigitte (Reginald) Hill; and lifelong friend Sharon Hopkins Mitchell and her husband Fred. Cornell...
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Barbara B. Debolt

September 16, 2014

BARBARA B. DEBOLT, 77, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away peacefully 6:45pm Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Surviving are her sons; Rusty (Jackie) Shinabery of Mt. Vernon, OH; Randy Shinabery of Decatur; Robbie (Tina) Shinabery of Fort Wayne; Mike Shinabery of Fort Wayne; Scott McClurg of Bluffton; James (Jenny) McClurg of Decatur; daughter Julie (Mark) Shinabery of Fort Wayne; sister Sandra L. Hege of...
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Ruth L. Teagarden

September 16, 2014

Ruth L. Teagarden , 95, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Miller's Merry Manor in Fort Wayne. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN, Ruth graduated from Northside HS in 1937. Ruth worked at GE during WWII and later in the ladies department at K-Mart until retirement. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, She was a former Girl and Boy Scout leader and loved spending time with her children...
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Norman Eugene Leas, Jr.

September 16, 2014

Norman Eugene Leas Jr., 75, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Ashley, IN, Norman worked as a truck driver with Weiss Trucking and Central Transport for 38 years, retiring in 1997. He was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church, and the Teamster's Union. Surviving are his wife, Carol Leas of Fort Wayne; brothers, David (Janeanne) Leas of Greensburg, IN; and...
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Agnes M. (Schuchmann) Fenchel

September 16, 2014

Agnes M. (Schuchmann) Fenchel, 94, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Surviving are her children, John (Ruth) Fenchel; Robert (Cathy) Fenchel; and Jeanne (Bill) Tyler; brother-in-law, Fred (Ila Mae) Fenchel; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Fenchel and Jean Fenchel; 8 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bernard; four brothers; four...
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Vicki A. LaFever

September 15, 2014

Vicki A. LaFever , 61, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014. Surviving are her siblings, Tom (Vickie L.) LaFever; Janet (David) Niedermeyer; Linda K. (John Stockbridge) Slane; her companion of almost 20 years, Donald Stephenson, II; his children Shane and Adam Stephenson, nephews, Chukk Wood , Don Slane, Jr. Matthew and Darrin LaFever. Vicki was preceded in death by her father, Russell...
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David R. Daniel

September 15, 2014

David R. Daniel, 88, passed away September 15, 2014. Surviving are his wife, Charline Rehrer Daniel; son, David L. (Debra) Daniel; son, Jack E. (Lorrie) Daniel; daughter, Carolyn D. (Hal) Wilmot; grandchildren, Brant and Lauren Wilmot, Drew Daniel, Erin (Jeff) Pipas, Ian Daniel, and John and Adam Daniel; and great-grandchildren, Isaac and Mae Pipas. David was preceded in death by his first...
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Dorothy S. (Grandma) Huey Kleber

September 15, 2014

Dorothy S. Huey Kleber "Grandma", 87, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014 at her home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughter, Barbara Ulman; daughter, Sue (Woody) Shelburne; daughter, Sarah (Paul) Meier; daughter, Brenda (Tom) Bullerman; daughter, Sandy (Bill) Beard; 17 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild. Dorothy was preceded in death by husband, Ralph...
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Thomas J. Brita

September 15, 2014

Thomas J. Brita, 73, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Tom worked at Fort Wayne National Bank from 1965-1999, last serving as Senior Vice President of Retail Banking. He enjoyed golfing, boating, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and cheering for Notre Dame. Surviving are his wife, Sally Cox; daughter, Mary ...
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Donald (Don) E. Seeger

September 15, 2014

Donald "Don" E. Seeger, 88, passed away peacefully, Monday, September 15, 2014 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Donald was a lifelong musician, an organist for D O McComb and Sons for 22 years, a church organist and a Big Band organist and pianist. He played with his brother's "The Dick Seeger Band". He played in the Monte Bleu Band for 20 years...
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Joshua L. Davis

September 14, 2014

Joshua L. Davis , 35, passed away September 14, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Wayne L. Long

September 13, 2014

Wayne L. Long, 80, passed away September 13, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Wayne worked as a Packer with Wayne Fastener and worked for Tokheim for 25 years. Surviving are his brothers, Raymond (Carolyn) Long of Warsaw, IN and David Long of California; sister, Marilyn (Brian) Parish of Churubusco, IN. Wayne was preceded in death by his brother, George Brockerman. Graveside Service is 10:00 am...
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Helen Gerig

September 13, 2014

Helen Gerig, 76, passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014. Francis owned and operated Douglas Produce in New Haven for many years. Surviving are her children, Laura (Gary) Cook, Dana (Lonnie) Kolkman, Penny (Steve McKinley) Barrand, Charles (Cathy) Douglas, III, Mary Ann Schey, father of the children, Charles Douglas, Jr. 19 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren...
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James J. DeLeon

September 13, 2014

James J. DeLeon , 54, passed away September 13, 2014. Surviving are his companion, Alice Sanchez; children, James T. DeLeon; Angel Sanchez-DeLeon; Angie (Oscar) Lopez, Jackie (Will) Hastings; sisters, Lydia (Joe) Alvarez, Ester (Charlie) Gonzalez; Dora DeLeon Salas; brother, Arthur DeLeon; grandchildren James T. DeLeon, Jr. Reece Talbott; 16 nieces and nephews and his dog, Butch. He...
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Lois L. McNaughton

September 13, 2014

Lois L. McNaughton, passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Ridge Farm, IL, Lois worked as secretary-treasurer with All Rite Distributing for 33 years, retiring in 2004. Surviving are her sons, Gary M. (Billy) McNaughton of Fort Wayne; and John William (Judy) McNaughton of Lexington, MA; 8 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Scottish...
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Joan (Collins) Dobbins

November 11, 1941 - September 13, 2014

Joan (Collins) Dobbins, 72, passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Withers, WV, Joan and her husband have lived in Ft. Wayne for over 50 years. She worked as a House Keeper for several years and helped care for her close friends. She was a member of Trinity Church of the Nazarene, Joan's hobbies included gardening and...
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Ruth Mae (Boylan) Nusbaum

September 12, 2014

Ruth Mae (Boylan) Nusbaum, 91, died on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at home. She was born on Jan. 1, 1923 near Antwerp in Paulding Co., OH, the daughter of Guy and Ethel (Seslar) Boylan. She graduated from Spencerville High School in 1941 and married Homer L. Nusbaum on June 29, 1941 at the Gospel Tabernacle, Hicksville, OH where she was a member for 68 years. Their first home was on Fairmount Place...
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Terry J. Stabler

September 12, 2014

Terry J. Stabler , 74, passed away Friday, September 12, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Ft. Wayne and lived in Huntertown for many years. Terry graduated from Northside HS in 1958 and then joined the US Air Force to serve his country. He was an insurance adjuster with Meridian Mutual for 6 years and an insurance adjuster with Cincinnati Insurance Co. and...
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Marjorie Jane Garman

September 12, 2014

Marjorie Jane Garman, 90, passed away Friday, September 12, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Marjorie loved caring for her family, and will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandma. Surviving are her husband for 67 years, Austin Garman of Fort Wayne; sons, Eric (Janice) Garman of Fort Wayne; Gary Garman of Fort Wayne; and Gregg (Carol) Garman of Grabill, IN; grandsons, Brandon...
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Tina M. McCoy

September 12, 2014

Tina M. McCoy, 53, passed away Friday, September 12, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Kris McCoy; daughter, Marybeth (Mark) Scherer; son, Chris (Jamie) McCoy; brother, Edward C. (Teresa) Davis, all of Fort Wayne; and seven grandchildren. Tina was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Mary Davis. Memorials may be made to the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research.
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Demitri Valenti

September 11, 2014

Infant Demitri Valenti passed away September 11, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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M. Dennis Graham, D.V.M.

September 11, 2014

M. Dennis Graham, D.V.M., 67, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 11, 2014, in West Lafayette. Born in Fort Wayne, Dr. Graham graduated from Elmhurst High School and Purdue University, earning his doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1971. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force prior to his honorable discharge in 1974. Dr. Graham founded the Pine Valley Veterinary Clinic in 1979,...
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Benjamin F. Harris

September 10, 2014

Benjamin F. Harris, 79, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Ben was a carpenter with Local #232 for 44 years, retiring in 1997. Surviving are his wife, Marilyn Harris; sons, Kelly Harris and Mark (Sherrie) Harris; Daughter, Rebecca (William) Klotz; step-sons, Rick (Barb) McMullen and Scott McMullen; step-daughter, Terrie McMullen; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren...
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Ruth D. Modezjewski

September 10, 2014

Ruth D. Modezjewski, 89, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014, in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, Steven E. (Marsha) Modezjewski; daughter, Karon K. (Michael) Sheehan; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brothers, David Stephans; Tommy Stephans; and George A. Stephans; Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Stephen A. Modezjewski; her parents; 1 sister; and 2 brothers. ...
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Evelyn L. Phillips

September 10, 2014

Evelyn L. Phillips , 95, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in rural Allen County, IN to her parents Alba L. and Marie Greek. Evelyn graduated from Lafayette Center High School as the Salutatorian and Indiana Central College, currently University of Indianapolis. She was as a Teacher in the English Department for 35 years with East...
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Michael L. VanRyn

September 10, 2014

Michael L. VanRyn, 66, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Michael graduated from North Side High School. He served overseas in the Army during Vietnam. Michael was a devoted Fort Wayne Police Officer and served for 32 years, retiring in 2004. He was a member, past president and commander of the American Veterans #33. We also was a past president of...
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Timothy S. Patterson

September 9, 2014

Timothy S. Patterson, 25, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Huntington, IN, Tim attended Homestead High School. Later he worked for Master's Heating and Air. He had a passion for motorcycles and enjoyed playing sports. Surviving are his mother, Rose M. Lunn and step-father Steven L. Lunn, of Fort Wayne; sisters, Michelle C. Patterson of Roanoke and Sara M. Patterson of...
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Jose G. Santos

September 9, 2014

Jose G. Santos, 71, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Born in Poteet, TX, Jose worked as a millwright / welder with GM for 43 years, retiring in 2007. He enjoyed traveling, drumming, Tejano Music, grilling and cooking for his beloved family and friends and was an avid Cleveland Indians and Browns fan. Jose will be greatly missed by his large family and friends. He touched so many lives in...
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Donovan L. Niccum

September 9, 2014

Donovan L. Niccum, 89, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Green Twp, IN, Donovan worked as a Welder for 32 years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church, and the American Legion Post #0330. Donovan served as a member of the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean War. Surviving are his sons, Bradley (Debby) Niccum of Colcord, OK;...
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William (Bill) H. Stevens

September 9, 2014

William "Bill" H. Stevens, 90, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Surviving are his wife, Marie Stevens; daughters, Joyce (Jane Richhart) Stevens; Sandra (Steven) Skees; Karen (Paul) Falk; Donna (William) Volz; Lisa (Bryan) Gamulkiewicz; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and his brother, Lloyd Stevens. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Alta Stevens; three...
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Xavier Cortez Sewell

September 8, 2014

Infant, Xavier Cortez Sewell , passed away September 8, 2014 at Dupont Hospital. He is survived by his mother, Lashonda Sewell and father, Walter Mims. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Charles (Chuck) E. Flaugh

September 8, 2014

Charles "Chuck" E. Flaugh, 74, passed away Monday, September 8, 2014 at his residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Chuck worked on his family dairy farm, Flaugh Dairy, for many years. Later he worked for Eckrich, Fort Wayne Auto Parts, and Omni Source. He also worked for HWI Hardware & Paint for 7 years, retiring in 2001. He was a member of Duck's Unlimited. He was a loving husband, father,...
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Patsy L. (Overman) Platt

September 7, 2014

Patsy L. (Overman) Platt, 80, passed away Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Sterling House in Kokomo. Born in Logansport, IN, Patsy graduated from North Side High School in 1952. She went on to earn her bachelor's degree from Indiana University and her master's degree from IPFW, both in Education. She was a teacher with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 31 years, retiring in 1999. She was an active...
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Venetta M. Van Hoozen

September 7, 2014

Venetta M. Van Hoozen, 85, passed away Sunday, September 7, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Venetta graduated from North Side High School. She went on to earn her associates degree in nursing. She worked for Pancner Psychiatric Associates for many years before retiring. She enjoyed studying history, going to different historical events and traveling. She was preceded in death by her parents George...
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Marcia D. Andrews

September 7, 2014

Marcia D. Andrews, 88, passed away Sunday, September 7, 2014 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Indianapolis, IN, Marcia was a homemaker and worked many ventures throughout her life. Surviving are her daughter, Jenny (Daniel) Dispennett of Fort Wayne; sister, Billie (Ralph) Hazelbaker of Naples, FL; brother, David (Barbara) Ettinger of Dallas, TX; seven grandchildren,...
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Douglas Paul Holliday

September 6, 2014

Douglas Paul Holliday , 60, passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014. Surviving are his; daughter, Gina Holliday son, Jason Holliday, sisters, Cathy Holliday of TX; Lynne Holliday of CO; step-mother Shirley Holliday, grandchildren, Jason Holliday, Elijah Cole, Princeton Holliday. Visitation will be Thursday, September 11, 2014, from 4:00-5:00pm at Mungovan & Sons Memorial Chapel , 2114 South...
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Laura Levine

September 6, 2014

Laura Levine, 85, passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014. Born in New York, NY, Laura worked as a Administrative Assistant to the CEO of the Exquisite Form Company for 20 years, retiring in 1995. Surviving are her sons Marshall (Megan) Levine, Grand Junction CO, Scott Levine New York, NY; daughter, Marla (Frank) Wiesehan of Bryan, OH; sister Sylvia Bernstein ,New York, NY. Laura was...
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Frederick (Bud) Wilkens, Jr.

September 26, 1923 - September 6, 2014

Frederick "Bud" Wilkens Jr., 90, passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Heritage Park Health Care in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Wilkens; son, Kenneth (Julie) Wilkens; daughter, Dianne Wilkens; daughter, Laura (Randy) Nordyke; daughter, Linda (Paul) Spurgeon; grandchildren: Alyssa and Eric Wilkens, Michelle (Jeremy) Burlison, Stacy (Steve) King, Josh (Julie) Nordyke, and...
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M. Gaylord L. Krisher

September 5, 2014

Gaylord L. Krisher , 95, passed away Friday, September 5, 2014 at Kingston at Dupont in Fort Wayne. Born in Peru, IN, Gaylord worked as a Supervisor with Magnavox for 43 years, retiring in 1980. He was a US Army WW II veteran and a Purple Heart recipient. He enjoyed gardening, bowling, boating on Lake James and maintained an apple orchard Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Helen Krisher of...
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