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Vicki Brubaker

October 7, 1952 - June 23, 2017

Vicki Lynn Brubaker, 64, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, June 23, 2017. She was born on October 7, 1952 in Fort Wayne, IN, the daughter of the late Joe and Carol Golembiewski. Vicki graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1971. During her senior year of High School she began working at Maloley's Deli, where she worked for several years. She then went on to work...
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JoAnn Marie Powers

March 2, 1962 - June 23, 2017

JoAnn Marie Powers, 55, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. Born in Kalamazoo, MI on March 2, 1962 she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret Crimmins Powers. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and very passionate about the Lord. JoAnn attended Easter Seals ARC for over 40 years and she enjoyed listening to music of all types. Surviving...
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Melissa Ann Henderson

June 22, 2017

Melissa Ann Henderson, 49, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Omaha, NE, Melissa worked as a manager in fine dining at several locations around Fort Wayne. She most recently worked as a teacher's assistant where she enjoyed working with children. Surviving are her daughters, Megan (Jeffe Sheppard) Henderson, Madison Clegg, and Mackenzie Clegg all of Fort Wayne; father,...
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Norma Jean Fincher

June 21, 2017

Norma Jean Fincher, 90, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. She was born in Peru, IN on March 30, 1927 to the late James H. and Ruby Fincher. She was a member of Indiana University Alumni, Purdue University Xi Nu at large, Sigma Theta International Nursing Honor Society, Northeast Region Nursing, ISNA, and ANA. She also volunteered at St. Charles school. Her hobbies included reading, playing...
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Barbara Meyers

June 21, 2017

Barbara Meyers, 87, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 peacefully at home. She was born on August 1, 1929 to the late Eric and Doris Mitchell. Barbara was always a hard working woman; a majority of her working life consisted of being an office manager in typewriter sales. Toward the end of her career was an owner of a typewriter business. Her most important accomplishment was having a family...
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Arthur N. Flotow

June 21, 2017

Arthur N. Flotow, 86, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Philadelphia, PA , Arthur retired as a Master Sargent from the United States Air Force after 31 years of service. He served in both the Army and US Air Force and was a Korean War Veteran. After his retirement he worked as a truck driver for A.B.F. trucking Co. He was a member...
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Margery M. Miller

June 21, 2017

Margery M. Miller, 81, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in Columbia City. Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Donald Miller; her children, Lorraine (Michael) Leach; Cheryl (Rex) Junk; Tony Miller; Karen (Wade) Franke; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and her brother, Marvin Lahr. Margery was preceded in death by her great-grandson, Samuel Leach; parents, Samuel Lahr and...
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Gus (Dennis) M. Trahin

June 20, 2017

Gus Dennis M. Trahin, 71, a faithful, loving, and giving servant for the Lord left this earth on Tuesday, June 20th 2017. Gus was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to his many loved ones. Gus attended grade school at St. Patrick's Arcola, and graduated from Arcola High School in 1965. Starting as a young boy he volunteered with his dad and family at St. Pat's, his...
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Kay B. McKenney

June 20, 2017

Kay B. McKenney, 78, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born August 15, 1938 in Pyrites, NY, she was the daughter of the late Neil and Irene Backus. Kay had a full scholarship to St. Lawrence University, NY. After college she worked at St. Lawrence County Lab for 2 years before starting at Bristol Meyer as a research scientist for 11 years. In 1979,...
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Lois J. Fisher

June 20, 2017

Lois J. Fisher, 89, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Born in Monroeville, Indiana, Lois was the daughter of the late Cleo and Alma Gilbert. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother to her family. During her working years she was a sales clerk for several company's before her retirement in 1980. Lois enjoyed bowling, fishing, going to fairs, festivals, concerts, being at the lakes,...
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Ronald V. Mausser

June 20, 2017

Ronald V. Mausser, 69, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Ronald was the son of the late Rudolph and Florence Mausser. He earned his bachelors degree from the University of Dayton and his masters degree from Purdue University both in Electrical Engineering. Ronald was a electrical and systems engineer with Raytheon for 42 years, retiring in 2011. He was a member of...
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Joan D. (Jo) Shoaff

June 20, 2017

Joan D. "Jo" Shoaff, 89, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. She was born on February 26, 1928 in Fort Wayne, IN, the daughter of the late Carl and Ruth Vorndran. She was a member of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. Joan graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1946. She began her working career as a Secretary at GE Winter Street where she met her future husband, Robert "Bob" Shoaff....
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Donald L. Stroup

June 19, 2017

Donald L. Stroup, 76, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at Fort Wayne. He proudly served his country member of the U.S. Air Force. Surviving are his wife, Rebecca "Becky" Stroup of Fort Wayne; daughter, Donna (John) Ferguson of Chicago, IL; 2 granddaughters, Jennifer and Natalie. Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Mabel Stroup. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Services...
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Donald L. Warnock

June 19, 2017

Donald L. Warnock, 70, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at his home in Fort Wayne surrounded by his family. Born in Portland, IN, Donald worked as a Molding Engineer with Teleflex for 38 years. He was a member of St. Joseph United Methodist Church. Donald served his country as a member of the US Army. He was an avid Sprint Car race fan and golfer. Surviving are his wife of 42 years,...
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Jeffrey Wayne Masoner

June 18, 2017

Jeffrey Wayne Masoner , 52, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Los Angeles, CA, Jeffrey worked as a Concrete Finisher with Masoner & Sons Masonry Contractors. Jeff loved the outdoors and spending time with his step-children.. Surviving are a daughter,Natalie Taylor, Bluffton, IN; brother, Ken (Suzanne) Masoner of Fort Wayne, seven...
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Nancy L. Cornett

June 18, 2017

Nancy L. Cornett, 74, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Born in Albion, Indiana, Nancy was the daughter of the late Bishop J. Claude and Dora Lawson. Nancy worked with Parkview Hospital for 30 years, retiring in 2005. She was an active member of First Pentecostal Church, Warsaw United Pentecostal Church, and most recently of Victory Life Church. Nancy was faithful, giving,...
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Dorothy (Dottie) L. Tyler

June 17, 2017

Dorothy "Dottie" L. Tyler, 90, passed away on June 17, 2017. She was born August 30, 1926 in Pioneer, Ohio to the late James and Ruth King. Dottie retired from Sears after 27 years of service in 1988. She was a devoted wife and mother. A very social woman, that enjoyed friends and family. Surviving are her children, Beverly Raymer, and Steven (Diane) Tyler; grandchildren, Laurie (Stan) McCall,...
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Anthony Peter Pallone

June 16, 2017

Anthony Peter Pallone, 93, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Anthony graduated from Central Catholic HS in 1942. He was a WWII US Army Veteran. Anthony worked as a Milk Delivery Man with SK Dairy, Meadow Gold, and Pure Seal Dairy with a total of 30 years' service, retiring in 1985. He was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate...
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Richard Francis Piekarski

June 15, 2017

Richard Francis Piekarski, 80, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017. He was born in South Bend, IN on October 5, 1936, son of the late Stanley and Helen (Kitkowski) Piekarski. Richard was a tireless worker, and retired from Rochester Midland, in Rochester, NY. His hobbies included golfing, fishing, traveling, attending sporting events, concerts and the Philharmonic. Musical talent is ...
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Suzanne Spindler

June 15, 2017

Suzanne Spindler, 79, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Suzanne was the daughter of the late Emmett and Helen Spindler. She graduated from South Side High School class of 1956. Suzanne was an accountant with Wayne Chemical Company and Gelco Trucking during her working career, retiring in 1997. She was a member of the National Association for...
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Marjorie A. Henschen

June 15, 2017

Marjorie A. Henschen, 93, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Tipton Place in Huntington. Born in Napoleon, OH, Marjorie worked as a Sales Clerk with House of Golden for 15yrs years, retiring in 1962. She was a talented seamstress and business woman most of her life. Surviving are her son, Kent (Lisa) Henschen of Big Bend, WI; brother, James (Sharon) Bruns of Angola; sisters, Jean Krinn of...
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Kristi Ann (Ward) Wahl

April 27, 1964 - June 14, 2017

Kristi Ann "Ward" Wahl, 53 years old, passed on peacefully, Wednesday June 14th at 1:40 a.m., surrounded by her loved ones, after a valiant battle with cancer. Born on April 27, 1964 in Terre Haute, Indiana, she moved to Woodburn, Indiana in 1968, graduated from Woodlan High School in 1982 and attended Indiana Tech, obtaining a Certificate in Computer Programming. Kristi worked as an office...
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Karin E. Trocchio

June 14, 2017

Karin E. Trocchio, 63, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Born in Gary, Indiana Karin was the daughter of the late Henry and Edna Mattson. Karin loved her job as an executive secretary with US Steel for 29 years and with Parkview Health for 4 years prior to her retirement. She was a member of the Parkview Seniors Club. Karin enjoyed photography and spending time with her family. Surviving...
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George C. Dely

January 17, 1930 - June 14, 2017

George C. Dely, 87, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Detroit, MI, George worked as manager with Pizza Hut for 15 years. He proudly served his country with the US Air Force for 20 years. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Surviving are his children Betsy Dely, Daniel Dely, and Julianna Sullivan; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and 3 sisters. ...
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Joseph Dayberry

June 13, 2017

Joseph Dayberry, 60, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Joseph was born in Montgomery, AL, Surviving are his Spouse, Leawna Dayberry; of Fort Wayne; mother, Betty Dayberry; brothers, John (Linda) Dayberry of Logansport and Gene (Shirley) Dayberry of Wichita Falls, TX; sister, Loraine Dayberry of Logansport, IN; and many nieces and nephews . Joseph was preceded in death by father,...
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Thomas Charles Merkler

June 13, 2017

Thomas Charles Merkler, 68, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Thomas worked with Merkler Machine Works for 40 years. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Army. Thomas loved working on cars, watching Nascar, woodworking, and making his yard look beautiful. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Shelley Merkler of Fort Wayne; son, Thomas George...
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Donald F. Didier

June 13, 2017

Donald F. Didier, 93, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Saint Anne Home in Fort Wayne, IN. Born in Fort Wayne November 18, 1923, Don was the son of Clem and Edith Didier. Don was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and met friends from the Class of '41 monthly for lunch. Enlisting in 1942, Don served his country in the Air Force at Baer Field in Fort Wayne. In the years immediately...
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Ronald Baber

June 12, 2017

Ronald Baber, 76, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017 at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Kokomo, IN, Ron owned Creditors Protection Service in Ft Wayne for many years. Ron met the love of his life, his wife of 53 years, while stationed in Germany. They enjoyed traveling the world together and raising their family. They were partners and best friends. He had a keen...
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Quinn Charlotte Sitcler

June 12, 2017

Just one week after coming into the world, Quinn Charlotte Sitcler passed away peacefully in the arms of her parents at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, IN. Although she was tiny, she was a fighter. Her spirit will live on in the hearts of her surviving triplet sisters. Quinn is survived by her parents Michael and Kristen Sitcler, sisters Zoey and Iris Sitcler. Grandparents Roy...
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Frank Robinson, Sr.

June 12, 2017

Frank Robinson, Sr., 82, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017 in Bluffton. Born in Middlesboro, KY, Frank worked with General Electric for 34 years, retiring in 1996. He was a steadfast and devout caretaker of his wife for10 years who battled Alzheimer's. Surviving are his son, Frank (Amy) Robinson, Jr.of Ossian, IN; 3 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchild; brothers, Carl Robinson of Corbin, KY, Jim...
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Helen Joan Saxton

June 11, 2017

Helen Joan Saxton, 91, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Renaissance Village in Fort Wayne. Born in Portland, IN, Helen worked as a Legal Assistant for several law firms, for over 48 years, retiring in 1997. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church, Legal Secretary's Association and past president, American Legion Post 296, VFW Aux 10006, and Mississinewa Chapter of D.A.R. She was...
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Sheridan Vinson

June 11, 2017

Sheridan Vinson, 69, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Sheridan worked as a Phlebotomist Supervisor with Quest Diagnostic for 20 years. She loved the ocean and her family was her life. She enjoyed spending time with the ones she loved the most. Surviving are her daughters, Sonia Richmond and Lisa (Neal) Griffin both of Fort Wayne; son...
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Donald F Kline, Jr.

April 6, 1937 - June 11, 2017

Donald F. "Don" Kline Jr., 80, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, June 11, 2017. Born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Don was the son of the late Donald F. and Mabel Kline Sr. Don worked for Tokheim for over 40 years prior to his retirement. During his working years, Don had multiple jobs. Whether it was painting, or running Don's Root Beer Stand he loved to stay busy. One thing was...
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Carroll Corky Runnion

March 5, 1937 - June 11, 2017

Carroll "Corky" L. Runnion, 80, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Corky was the son of the late Harry Runnion and Maxine Korn. Corky served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1958. He worked as an electrician with City Lights for 16 years and I&M for 22 years prior to his retirement in 1997. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Corky enjoyed euchre, camping,...
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James Momper

June 11, 2017

James M. Momper, 84, passed away Sunday, June 11th at Parkview Regional Medical Center. He was a son of the late John George and Ruth (Kuyoth) Momper. He graduated from Central Catholic High School and Arizona State University. James worked for Saga Foods in California before moving back to Fort Wayne. He then retired from Burkhart Advertising. He was a Qtr Master 2nd Class in the U.S. Navy and...
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Noriko Kimura

January 5, 1963 - June 10, 2017

Noriko Kimura, 54, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Tokyo, Japan, Noriko moved to the United States in 1994. She was a member of the Wildwood Racket Club and was an avid tennis player and enjoyed golf. Noriko taught Japanese studies at IPFW. Surviving are her husband Hiroshi Kimura of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Ryo Kimura of Pittsburgh, PA; Kento Kimura of Fort...
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Donald Bowers

June 10, 2017

Donald P. Bowers, 89, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Delaware County, Donald worked with the Dana Corporation for 51 years where he retired as Supervisor of the Sample Dept. He was a member of the Dana Quarter Century Club. Donald enjoyed farming, playing cards, golfing, and most of all spending time with his grandchildren. Surviving are his wife, Peggy Dey Bowers...
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Easter Radford Lunney

June 10, 2017

Easter Radford Lunney , 94, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017. Born in Ellison, WV, Easter worked with Eagle Pitcher for 23 years. Surviving are her children, Jerry (Gloria) Meadows of Shelbyville, TN, Joyce (Don) Kring of New Haven, Joseph (Deborah) Radford of Fort Wayne, Jaunita (John) Overmyer of Payne, OH, James (Dori) Radford of Woodburn, IN, half siblings, Fred Meadows, Ray Meadows,...
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Jerry Dean Gill

June 10, 2017

Jerry Dean Gill, 77, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Jerry worked as a contract hauler for Fort Wayne Newspapers and a machinist Royal Lace Paper Company from 1959-1982 and also as a Site Sargent with Allen Protective Agency for 3 years, before retiring. He was a member of , Creighton Neighborhood Association. Surviving are his wife...
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Christopher A. vanAttenhoven

June 10, 2017

Christopher A. vanAttenhoven, 30, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017 in Albion, IN. Born in Augsburg, Germany, Christopher worked as a pipe fitter with Shambaugh and Sons and was a member of the Local Union #166. Surviving are his four children, Ayden, Gabrielle, Ava, and Vincent; mother, Jacquelene (Jeffrey) Finton of New Haven, IN; father, Anthony (Melody) vanAttenhoven of Auburn, IN; ...
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Philip D. Kuhn

June 10, 2017

Philip D Kuhn, 84, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Phillip worked for Carson- Perry-Scott for several years, retiring in 1992. He loved camping, in the Smokey Mountains especially, going at least 3 times a year. Philip adored his cat Susie, Surviving are his son, Scott (Debby) Kuhn of New Haven; sisters, Sharon, Kathy...
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Stanley W. Miller

June 10, 2017

Stanley W. Miller, 86, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, June 10, 2017 in Fort Wayne with his loving wife by his side. Born in Fort Wayne, Stanley was the founder of CMS Roofing. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Joanne Miller of Fort Wayne; daughter, Catherine (Frederick) Peterson of Fort Wayne; sons, Scott (Kevin Heck) Miller of...
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Scott Studinski

June 9, 2017

Scott Studinski, 47, passed away on June 9, 2017. He was born on July 28, 1969. Scott attended school at Zion Lutheran, and Concorida, and went on to graduate High School from Marion. Scott enjoyed spending time outdoors, and watersports and was an exceptional swimmer. He also enjoyed taking his daughter to play basketball. Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Tammy Studinski; daughter, Elizabeth...
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Marjorie F. Schuhler Belcher

June 9, 2017

Marjorie F. Schuhler Belcher, 77, passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017. She was born on January 18, 1940 in Fort Wayne, IN. She was the daughter of the late John and Marie Schuhler. Marjorie was a devoted mother, and loving grandmother, that loved God with all her heart. Surviving are her children; Paul (Laura) Belcher, Karen (Larry) Love, Kathy (Arlie) Ritchie, Louise (Frank) LeMay, Roy Belcher,...
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Jack A. Fox

June 9, 2017

Jack A. Fox, 88, passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017. He was born on January 14, 1929 in South Whitley, IN, the son of the late Harold and Imogene Fox. Jack retired from the Post Office after 42 years, he always loved his job. He loved his woodworking shop, making and finishing such beautiful furniture, which fills his home today. Jack loved his family and the many trips to the beach in Florida...
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Joseph Andrew Tweedy

June 9, 2017

Joseph Andrew Tweedy,53, went home to our Lord on June 9, 2017 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home Ft. Wayne, IN after a long battle with cancer. Joseph was a 1987 Graduate of the University of Iowa. He served ten years in the U.S. Navy as a Supply Corp Officer. He worked for nearly twenty years in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, most recently for Dometic Corp in LaGrange, IN. He was a...
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Dennis C. Hipskind

June 8, 2017

Dennis C. Hipskind, 66, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Dennis graduated from the University of Dayton with his Bachelor's degree in business management. He was the founder and CEO of Three Rivers Barricade and Equipment Co., Inc. where "Excellence in Traffic Control" was continually practiced for 37 years. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church where...
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Thoburn (Toby) D. Hatch

June 7, 2017

Thoburn "Toby" D. Hatch, 73, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Toby was the son of the late William and Jeanette Hatch. He graduated from North Side High School class of 1962. Toby was in the printing industry throughout his working career which included being president of Indigo Printing and Graphics. Toby was an active member of...
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Phillip (Phil) Shultz

June 7, 2017

Phillip "Phil" Shultz, 56, was called home on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 8, 1960. Phil graduated with the class of 1979 from Paul Harding High School. He worked with BAE Systems for 19 years, he previously worked at Magnavox for 10 years. Phil loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. Spending time at the lake was one of his favorite activities...
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John R. Finton

June 7, 2017

John R. Finton, 66, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, John was the son of the late John "Jack" Finton and Joan Finton who survives. He attended Central Catholic High School and graduated from South Side High School. He was a proud Vietnam War Marine veteran. He worked as a welder Diester Machine Shop for many years prior to...
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Gwendolyn Davis

June 6, 2017

Gwendolyn Davis , 63, beloved mother passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Sylvania, GA, Gwendolyn worked as an Assistant Manager with Family Dollar for several years. Surviving are her daughter, Angela (James) Posey of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren Shiniqua, Samuel Davis and Ajia Van Buren, great granddaughter Dymin Lynn La'nyie Johnson, 4 sisters, 5...
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Frederick M. Schmidt

June 6, 2017

Frederick M. Schmidt, 87, passed away on June 6, 2017 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home. Born August 1, 1929 in Clay City, Indiana he was the son of the late Fred and Barbara Schmidt. He was a sales representative for Dilgard Foods for over two decades and after his retirement from Dilgard he worked at Connolly's Do It Best (Southgate) for several years. He was quick witted & loved to laugh and...
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Marlene (Bean) F. Douglas

June 5, 2017

Marlene "Bean" F. Douglas, 48, of Fort Wayne, passed away Monday June 5, 2017. She was born June 12, 1968 in Anderson, IN. She was selfless by nature and loved with her whole heart. She was an amazing grandmother, not only to her own, but to the few (nonbiological) grand babies she loved just the same. She was many people's personal advisor on life's ups and downs, but never judged. Marlene will...
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Terri L. Taylor

June 5, 2017

Terri L. Taylor, 58, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne on May 26, 1959. Terri graduated from Northrop High School. She worked at Patriot Group Inc. for 20 years, and most recently has been working at Shambaugh and Sons. Terri loved to cook and entertain, and certainly loved her book club friends. She was an avid reader and animal lover, and a bee keeper. She also...
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Jonathan Nungester

June 4, 2017

Jonathon Hamdie Nungester passed this life Sunday June 4, 2017. Born in Circleville, OH. Jon loved to work with his hands, and could make anyone smile. His jokes, and positivity touched so many. Jon was a family man. Protector and provider for his mother (Nadia) and sister (Candy). He had a hunger for life, and a fear of nothing. In his last day Jon became a righteous man, and a spokesman for...
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Virginia Witmer

June 4, 2017

Virginia E. Witmer, 89, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, Lance R. (Angela Graham) Hauth; daughter, Constance Hauth-Overly; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; brother, Gaius C. Steiner; and sister, Christine Gerig. Virginia was preceded in death by husband, Winston J. Witmer; father, Armin C. Steiner; mother, Martha E....
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Sharon Redders

June 4, 2017

Sharon Redders, 62, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Madison, WI, Sharon worked as a secretary with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 20 years. She was a member of Risen Savior Lutheran Church. Sharon enjoyed playing euchre, making her own greeting cards, cheering on the Green Bay Packers, and most of all spending time with family. Surviving are her husband of 43 years,...
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John P. Berger, DDS

October 18, 1927 - June 4, 2017

John P. Berger, D.D.S. passed away on June 4, 20017 at Lutheran Life Village, Fort Wayne. He was 89 years old. He was born on October 18, 1927 in Mishawaka, Indiana. He was preceded by his parents Paul S. Berger, Hazel F. Berger and his sister, Betty Hans (Dean). John enjoyed music, playing the saxophone and was active in school events at Mishawaka High School. John loved Lake Wawasee where he...
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Larry G. Waggoner

June 4, 2017

Larry G. Waggoner, 85, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 at The Cedars in Leo-Cedarville. Born in Decatur, IN, Larry worked with International Harvester and General Electric. Most recently he worked as a courtesy van driver for Bob Thomas Ford. Larry proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of North Highlands Church of Christ for 57 years...
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Kathleen Hyndman

June 4, 2017

Kathleen Hyndman, 66, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. She was born on May 3, 1951 in Fort Wayne, IN. Kathy was the baker in Bishop Dwenger's kitchen for 28 years and was famous for Kathy's cookies and rolls. Kathy was a kind person who was always giving of her time and treasure to make someone's day better. Surviving are her husband of 44 years, Steven...
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Elizabeth "Bette" M. Fuess

July 19, 1925 - June 4, 2017

Elizabeth "Bette" M. Fuess, 91, passed away on Sunday June 4, 2017. She was born on July 19, 1925 in Theresa, NY, the daughter of the late Forest and Elizabeth Bellinger. Bette was married to Robert Fuess for 52 years until his passing in 1998. Bette owned The Wig Shop, in Fort Wayne, for 10 years, and worked in various floral shops throughout her career. Her hobbies included writing poetry,...
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Robert Masbaum

June 4, 2017

Robert J. Masbaum, 91, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 in, Indianapolis. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, and attended St. Jude School and graduated from Central Catholic High School. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue.
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Diana A. Updike

June 3, 2017

Diana A. Updike, 68, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Golden Years Homestead. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Diana was the daughter of the late Charles Arnett and Edith Gardlik who survives. Diana earned two master degrees from the University of St. Francis. She was an Associate Professor at IPFW for 20 years prior to her retirement. Diana enjoyed gardening, reading, and spending time with...
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Lois A. Novachcoff

June 3, 2017

Lois A. Novachcoff, 84, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Decatur, IN, Lois worked with ITT Aerospace Optical Division for 33 years. Surviving are her sons, Michael Novachcoff, Nick Novachcoff, Tony Novachcoff, and Peter Novachcoff all of Fort Wayne. Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Novachcoff; and parents, Gaylord and Beulah Ainsworth. Private family...
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MaryEllen Dolby

June 3, 2017

MaryEllen Dolby, 76, passed away on June 3, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on March 9, 1941, the daughter of the late Charles and Genevieve Fritz. She was married to Leon Dolby in 1972 and they spent 43 years of wonderful marriage together, until his passing in 2015. MaryEllen worked as a secretary for Dolby Insurance until her retirement in 1998. MaryEllen and Leon spent 15 years in...
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Roberto "Vic" Villajuan

January 29, 1930 - June 3, 2017

Roberto "Vic" Villajuan, 87, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017 surrounded by his family. Born in Pantabangan, Philippines, Vic was the son of the late Pedro and Andrea Villajuan. Vic was a teacher in the Philippines for over 20 years prior to his retirement in 1985. Vic was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He was a loving husband, tatay, and lolo...
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Patsy Fritz

June 2, 2017

Patsy Ann Fritz, 64, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017 in Fort Wayne. She was born in St. Louis, MO. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue.
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Claudia Harnish

June 2, 2017

Claudia J. Harnish, 79, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road.
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Ruth J York

October 26, 1939 - June 2, 2017

Ruth J. York, 77, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, June 2, 2017. Born in Georgetown, Illinois, Ruth was the daughter of the late James and Naomi Bixby. She earned her bachelors degree from Olivet Nazarene University and her masters degree from St. Francis University. Ruth was a teacher with EACS for over 30 years prior to her retirement. She was an active member of Grace Point...
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Mary Ellen Wisniewski

June 2, 2017

Mary Ellen Wisniewski, 99, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017. Surviving are her daughter, Joellen (Lynn) Gross of Churubusco and son, Paul D Wisniewski of Morristown, TN; 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, Mary Ellen was preceded in death by father, Edward G Clemmer; mother Louise Clemmer; husband, John P. Wisniewski; daughter, Mary C Didion; brothers, John E Clemmer, Donald D Clemmer, and...
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Priscilla June Fortmeyer Kreamelmeyer

June 1, 2017

PRISCILLA JUNE FORTMEYER KREAMELMEYER is now with our dear Lord and Savior. Priscilla was born on June 20, 1926, in Fort Wayne; the daughter of the late Paul Carl F. and Thelma A. Racine Fortmeyer, and was the widow of Fred Kreamelmeyer, Jr. who died in 1989. She was the proud mother of two children, Dr. Fred D. (Dr. Kathleen) Kreamelmeyer; and Mrs. Susan J. Kreamelmeyer (Jim) Steele. She...
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Michael Robert Landstoffer

May 31, 2017

Michael Robert Landstoffer, 57, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Mike was a North Side Redskin's graduate of 1978. He enjoyed working on cars. He owned and operated Mike's Repair for over 25 years. Surviving are his daughters; Christine Landstoffer, and Jenna (Blake) Brown; grandchildren, Lily Landstoffer, Landon Brown; parents, Robert and Rita Landstoffer; siblings, Juli (Greg) Didier,...
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William P. Garrett

May 30, 2017

William P. Garrett , 52, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Vicki L. Garrett; daughters Christina Service and Lisa May Garrett, step-daughter, Jennifer L. Garrett; sisters, Linda Ray of IN; Laura Rutherford; Kelly (Mark) Lancaster. William was preceded in death by his parents Jesse and Doris Garrett, and a brother,...
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Marilyn Elaine Grile

May 30, 2017

Marilyn Elaine Grile, 86, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. She was born in Marion, IN on April 26, 1931, the daughter of the late William and Bertha Stewart. Marilyn was married to Gerald Grile on April 25, 1952, and they shared 56 years of marriage together before his passing in 2008. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Marilyn dedicated her whole life to...
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Jack W. McGinnis

May 29, 2017

Jack W. McGinnis, 68, passed away on Memorial Day Monday, May 29, 2017 at his home in Leo. Born on February 22, 1949, Jack was the son of the late Robert and Mary McGinnis. He graduated from South Side High School. Jack was a US Marine Vietnam veteran. He worked for General Electric for many years prior to his retirement in 1991. Very simply put, Jack was a Home Project Engineer. He was...
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Robert E. Faulkner, Sr.

May 29, 2017

Robert E. Faulkner Sr., 87, passed away Monday, May 29, 2017. Surviving are his children, Robert (Marguerite) Faulkner, Jr.; James (Cara) Faulkner; Peggy Brown, David (Ann) Faulkner; sister, Beverly Mraz; 10 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Faulkner; siblings Ada Marks, Roseman Numbers, Harry Faulkner, Diane Faulkner, William...
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Cheryl Adams

May 28, 2017

Cheryl Adams, 54, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Cheryl was the daughter of the late Jackie and Ethel Williams. Surviving are her husband, Earl Adams of Fort Wayne; daughters, Nancy (Jamie) Zywicki, Cassandra (Marcus) Croy both of Fort Wayne; step-children, Melissa Wolf of Fort Wayne, Pepper Storer of St. Marys, OH, Jayson (Julee) Brothers, Billiejoe (Kristen)...
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Barbara Hershberger

May 28, 2017

Barbara Hershberger passed away, May 28, 2017 with her children at her side. Barbara is survived by her brother Will Babcock; daughters Cindy Scmidt (Al); Ann Hershberger; Mary Whitehouse; Jean Hershberger (Kristi Harkenrider); and son Joseph Hershberger (Gregg Gelman). She also had numerous grandchildren; Emily (Eric Gage) and Andrew Schmidt, Joan (Casey Boyadjieff) and Lily (Cirrus...
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Maxwell M. Baker

May 28, 2017

Maxwell M. Baker, 83, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Maxwell managed the truck garage and was head mechanic with General Electric for 31 years, retiring in 1996. He was a founding member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church and served on the Vicars' committee. Maxwell was a musician, playing several instruments, and he loved to...
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Ronald E. Metzger

May 28, 2017

Ronald E. Metzger, 86, of New Haven, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Wanda Metzger nee Taylor; son, Randall Metzger; son, Dennis (Cinda) Metzger; son, Jay (Jill) Metzger; daughter, Babette (Rob) Record-Evans; "adopted" daughter, Kate (Tom) Burroughs; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Marilyn Broyles of Terre Haute; sister,...
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Doris Ann (Danny) Latz

May 27, 2017

Doris Ann "Danny" Latz (nee Wertheimer) died restfully in her sleep on Saturday, May 27, 2017 in Fort Wayne, IN, at the home of her daughter Jan Latz. Danny always believed that "things have a way of working out." She was 94 years old. Danny was born on April 30, 1923 in Ligonier, IN, in the same home that her parents Leon R. and Ruth E. Schloss Wertheimer had lived in all of their married...
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Lauralynn M. Frane

May 27, 2017

Lauralynn M. Frane, 76, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017. Surviving are her sons, Jeffrey (Joyce) Frane; Chris (Jackie) Frane; and Scott (Kim) Frane; daughter, Jessica D. Hernandez; daughter-in-law, Mary Jo (Mike) Bair;14 grandchildren & 3 great grandchildren; sister, Carolynn E Werline. Lauralynn was preceded in death by father, Virgil A Scherrer; mother, Helen Scherrer; husband,...
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Sharon L. Jandron

May 26, 2017

Sharon L. Jandron, 70, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017. Surviving are her children; Carrie Jandron, Cedric Jandron; grandchildren, Frances and Christina Benson; and her honorary grandchildren, Jeremiah Thomas Napier, Anicia Benson, Amanda Hanger, Shanelle Benson. She was preceded in death by her six siblings. Memorial contributions may be made to Allen County SPCA. Sharon was an avid Nascar...
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Antonio Braganza Donesa, M.D.

May 26, 2017

Antonio Braganza Donesa M.D., 81, peacefully passed away on May 26, 2017. He was born in Manila, Philippines on July 27, 1935, the son of the late Judge Alfonso P. and Flora Donesa. Surviving are his loving wife of 54 years, Barbara Q. Donesa; children, Carmen Donesa, and Christopher Donesa. He was preceded in death by his siblings; Dr. Amelia Braganza Donesa, 1st Lt. Alfonso Braganza Donesa Jr....
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Michael Jack Scheerer

May 26, 2017

Michael Jack Scheerer, 71, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017 in Kokomo, IN. Michael worked with Zollner Pistons for 25 years retiring in 2000. Surviving are his brother, Todd (Bonnie) Scheerer of Fort Wayne; Norma (Larry) Richeson of Russiaville, IN; many nieces and nephews . Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Scheerer and Lora Rose; and his brother, James Scheerer. Memorials...
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Craig Brase

May 25, 2017

Craig Brase, 59, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital. Craig enjoyed spending time at Snow Lake with family and friends, sketching, and cooking. Throughout his life he worked in customer service. Craig is survived by his siblings; Shayne (Greg) Albright, Lisa Brase, Geary (Alison) Brase, Corrine Brase, and Pamela (Jeff) Adams; daughter, Alexis Brase;...
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Joseph Michael Green

May 25, 2017

Joseph Michael Green, 28, passed away May 25, 2017. Surviving are his parents, Michael and Kathleen Green of Fort Wayne; sisters, Cara Green, and Katie Green both of Fort Wayne; and his brother Matt Green of New Haven, IN; grandfather, Fred Hemsath of St. Joseph, MI; nieces, Mylee Green, Allie Green, and Ashlynn Green; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. In lieu of flowers memorials may be...
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Marjorie E. Kauffman

May 25, 2017

Marjorie E. Kauffman, 96, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Golden Years Homestead in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Marjorie graduated from South Side High School in 1940. She worked as an accounting clerk with GTE for 20 years, retiring in 1983. Marjorie was a member of Christ's Church at Georgetown, former past President of the Jane Adams Society, the GTE Retirement Club, Voyagers,...
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Sally Jo Daugherty

May 25, 2017

Sally Jo Daugherty, 60, passed away May 25, 2017. Surviving are her children, Heather (John) Smith of Avilla, IN, Laura (Jerry) Coblentz of Leo, IN, and Christopher Harden of Kendallville, IN,; 4 grandchildren, Joshua, Jacob, Ian, and Jae; 8 siblings, Ronnie, Myra, Christina, Jackie, Ronda, Michael, Timothy, and William; and companion, Marty Gause of Leo, IN. Sally was preceded in death by...
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Helen Beatrice (Beatie) Welch

May 25, 2017

Helen Beatrice "Beatie" Welch, 91 died May 25, 2017, in Fort Wayne. Beatie was a native of Payne, Ohio. She worked at Wayne Pump, Bishop Luers Cafeteria and as a homemaker. Beatie was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. She enjoyed family life and playing cards. She is survived by two daughters, Sue E. (Jeffrey) Stone and Dianna K. (Dennis) Thelen; and three sons, David L. Welch; Gregory A....
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Glenn E. Pettit

May 24, 2017

Glenn E. Pettit, 82, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Glenn was the son of the late Ralph and Lucinda Pettit (Burry). He was a Police Officer of Fort Wayne for 37 years prior to his retirement. Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann Pettit of Fort Wayne; son, Dennis Pettit (Judy) of Morris, IL; daughter, Barbara Pettit of Fort Wayne; and daughter, Susan Budzon (Dan) of Fort Wayne. Glenn was...
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Pamela Rose (Dirrim) Jordan

May 23, 2017

Pamela Rose (Dirrim) Jordan returned her soul to her loving Heavenly Father from Parkview Randallia's Supportive Care Hospice Unit early in the morning on Tuesday, May 23rd when, surrounded by her loving husband, Fred, their children, and her sister, Margaret, she took her last breath and returned home completing her earthly journey quietly and at complete peace.In lieu of flowers, preferred...
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Patricia Scheil

May 23, 2017

Patricia Scheil, 67, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughter, Heather Rowden; granddaughters, Oliva (Johnathan Niemeyer) Rowden and Jasmine (Shawn Niemyer) Hatch; grandson, Demarcus Bennett; twin brother, James L (Deborah) Scheil; great-grandchildren, Johnathan Jr, Cameron, and JaNarion; and bestfriend, dog, and companion Snarl. Patricia was preceded in...
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Robert F. Brinker

May 23, 2017

Robert F. Brinker, 83, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017. He is survived by his wife Nancy, oldest son Scott, youngest son Ron and daughter-in-law Bonita, Boston, Massachusetts; daughters Linda Brinker, Chicago. Illinois, Laura Kent, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Lisa Maxwell and David Almire, Atlanta, Georgia; grandchildren Phillip Kent and Jackson Brinker; sister Margaret...
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Robert G. Claypool

May 23, 2017

Robert G. Claypool, 91, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Bethlehem Woods Rehab Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Whitesville, KY, Robert had a deep faith and unwavering integrity. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, and retired as a Postmaster following his military career. He was a member of Northridge Baptist Church and enjoyed woodworking and gardening. Surviving are his son, Stephen...
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Marinell Fry

May 23, 2017

Marinell Fry , 89, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Celebrating Marinell 7:00 pm, Friday May 26, 2017 at - D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue. Calling at - D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home,Friday, May 26, 2017, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Private burial in Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to the Visiting Nurse and...
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Jerome Paul Voltz

May 22, 2017

Jerome Paul Voltz , 73, passed away May 22, 2017 in Fort Wayne, IN. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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G. Douglas McConnell

May 22, 2017

G. Douglas McConnell, 78, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Doug graduated from Chase High School in Chase, KS, then completed his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Evansville. Later he completed his Master's degree in Business Administration from Indiana University. Doug began his career as an electrical engineer with Magnavox where he worked on...
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Arlynne (Susie) LaFontaine

May 22, 2017

Arlynne "Susie" LaFontaine, 82, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017. Surviving are her sons, Dennis LaFontaine and Bruce (Angie) LaFontaine,10 grandchildren & 5 great grandchildren. Susie was preceded in death by husband, Eugene P. LaFontaine and daughters, Donna Spillers and Suzanne Boyce. Service is 4:00 pm, Thursday, May 25, 2017 at - D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake...
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Casey J. Chowning

May 21, 2017

Casey J. Chowning, 25, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN. Born in Fort Wayne, Casey proudly served as a member of the Army National Guard for United States of America. Surviving are his son, Caleb Bruning of Fort Wayne; mother, Kimberly (Michael) Perry of Fort Wayne; his brothers, Eric (Dana) Chowning of Woodbridge, VA, Jason Bloomfield of Fort Wayne, Chris Bloomfield of...
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