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Ellen W. Shifflett

August 20, 2014

Ellen W. Shifflett passed away August 20, 2014, at Parkview North Hospice in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, William; sons, Kevin of Fort Wayne, and Keith of New Haven; daughter, Keri Burford of New Haven; grandsons, Willyam Burford of New Haven and Trentyn (T.J.) Burford of the USMC stationed in Hawaii. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Chrissie Kurzen. Per Ellen's...
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C. Lockwood Marine

August 19, 2014

C. Lockwood Marine, 76 years old, died Tuesday morning at home. Retired from Central Soya as Senior Vice-President, he found much pleasure in his volunteer work for SCAN, and in hunting, fishing, gardening and being with his two daughters, wife and many friends. Lockwood also greatly enjoyed following the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball program. He was a former president of the...
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Robert R. Lohr

August 19, 2014

Robert R. Lohr, 76, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Bob worked for I & M 20 years, retiring in 2001. He was a member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church and a US Navy veteran. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Nancy Lohr of Fort Wayne; daughter, Pam (Bob) Flory of New Haven; son, Rod Lohr of Fort Wayne; brother, Paul (Elayne) Lohr of Riverside, CA; sister, Virginia...
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Mary Katherine Klaren (Streip)

August 19, 2014

Mary Katherine Klaren (Streip) 89, died August 19, 2014 at Community Health Partners Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance, OH. Mary was born to Earl and Esther (Ruess) Streip on February 12, 1925 in Defiance, Ohio. She was a graduate of Sherwood Delaware High School and Ohio Wesleyan University. She married Donald T. Klaren on July 6, 1962 at Sherwood Methodist Church, Sherwood, OH. ...
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Maximillian T. Stone

August 19, 2014

Maximillian T. Stone, 31, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Max graduated from Northrop High School in 2002. He loved his family and enjoyed being outdoors, especially fishing, skateboarding, and snowboarding. Surviving are his wife, Teresa Stone of Fort Wayne; son, Landon Stone; father, Thomas Stone (Jan Salway) of Harlan; mother,...
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Harold P. Toepfer

August 19, 2014

Harold P. Toepfer , 85, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Peru, IN, Harold was the owner of Mueller Vending for 40 years, retiring in 1991. Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Mitzi Toepfer of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Bill (Rhonda) Berg of Fort Wayne, IN; daughters, Jamie (Gary) Hall of South Bend, IN and Susan Matteson Thomas of Fort Wayne, IN;...
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James S. Fenker

September 9, 1935 - August 18, 2014

James S. Fenker, 78, passed away Monday, August 18, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, James was a retired sheet metal journeyman with Local 20. He was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and was a Korean War Navy veteran. James enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, archery, and carpentry. He was a devoted and prayerful man that loved God and family. James and his wife lead a...
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Mariana F. Mullen

August 18, 2014

Mariana F. Mullen, 90, passed away Monday, August 18, 2014. She was a native and long time resident of Ada, KS, and a resident of Ft. Wayne for over 15 years. Surviving are her son, Michael S. Mullen of Fort Wayne, IN daughter, Mitzi Mullen-Polly of Salina, KS grandchildren, Jason Mullen of North Hollywood, CA granddaughter, Rena Polly of Salina, KS; great-grandchildren, Jack and Rowen Mullen....
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Norma J. Mack

November 11, 1936 - August 18, 2014

Norma J. Mack, 77, passed away Monday, August 18, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Erie, PA, Norma has been a resident of Ft. Wayne for over 30 years. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, volunteered at the Embassy Theatre for over 20 years and also a member of the 3-5 Club. Norma was an animal lover and become the neighborhood dog sitter for...
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William Albert Kunkel III

August 17, 2014

William Albert Kunkel III DDS William Albert KUNKEL III, 89 of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Delray Beach, FL, died Sunday, August 17, 2014 in Delray Beach, FL. Dr. Kunkel was born in Bluffton, IN on May 7, 1925, attended Culver Military Academy and graduated from Bluffton High School. He continued his education at Indiana University where he played Varsity baseball and was a member of Beta Theta Pi...
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Arthur (Frontz) Hoffman

August 17, 2014

"Frontz" Arthur Hoffman, 52, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014 in Fort Wayne. His smile and humor were a light enjoyed by many. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Frontz graduated from Northrop High School in 1981. He worked as a Special Operations Process Tech with Fort Wayne Metals. His biggest passion was his family. He had a special love for his kids and grandchildren. He was a self-proclaimed expert...
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Ralph Levin

April 21, 1922 - August 17, 2014

Ralph Levin , 92, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014 at home in Sturgis MI. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Ralph was the founder of Sturgis Iron and Metal for 60 years, retiring in 2008. He was a member of B'Nai Jacob Synagogue, Rotary Club and was appointed "Citizen of the year" in Sturgis Michigan. He was a quarter horse enthusiast and an avid automobile collector. He loved spending time with...
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Blaine Edwin Sowers

August 4, 1925 - August 17, 2014

Blaine Edwin Sowers, 89, of Leo, IN passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at home. He was born on August 4, 1925 in Lapaz, IN to Victor O. and Dolly M. (Holland) Sowers. He was graduated in 1943 from Lapaz High School and then served as a Navy Radarman on a minesweeper in the South Pacific during WW II. Blaine earned many citations and medals including the Silver Star....
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Sonja Miranda Maria Van Buskirk

March 2, 1948 - August 16, 2014

Sonja Miranda Maria Van Buskirk, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. She was born in Wuerzburg, Germany on March, 2, 1948 to the late Edgar and Miranda Moelter. Sonja was active in sales with the Hilton Corporation for 20 years before retiring earlier this year. She attended St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church, Fortnightly Literary Club and International...
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Lewis Justin McCulloch

August 16, 2014

Lewis Justin McCulloch , 63, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Lewis worked at General Motors for 29 years. He was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses Waynedale Congregation. Surviving are his wife, Debbie McCulloch of Fort Wayne; children, Rachel (Michael Heastan) McCulloch, Crystal (Bob) Nicholson and Justin (Audrey Mast) McCulloch all of Fort Wayne; ...
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Tonya R. Lightner

February 2, 1978 - August 16, 2014

Tonya R. Lightner, 36, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Fort Wayne, Tonya graduated from Bluffton High School. She went on to earn two associate degrees in office management and nursing. She was a member of Parkwood Church of God in Fort Wayne and Union Chapel Church of God in Bryan, OH. Tonya enjoyed reading, cooking, and spending...
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Mary L. Derheimer

August 16, 2014

Mary L. Derheimer, 73, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital. Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Donald Derheimer of Fort Wayne, children, Karen (Geoffrey) Ash of High Point, NC, Kevin (Kathy) Derheimer of Fort Myers, FL, Mary (Donald Thomas) Derheimer of Dallas, TX, David Derheimer, Steven Derheimer, Christopher (Christine) Derheimer all of Fort Wayne, granddaughters,...
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Matt Kever

January 29, 1984 - August 15, 2014

Matt Kever, 30, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Matt was a 2002 graduate of Snider High School and a member of the Level 13 Church. Matt was an accomplished drummer who began his career at the age of five, played throughout high school and was currently with the Primal Urge Band. He also worked for Keystone R. V. Surviving are his wife, Alisha Diane Kever of Fort Wayne;...
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Delcia Nahrwold

August 14, 2014

Delcia R. Nahrwold, 99, passed away Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Rd.
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Rose Dudash

July 13, 1920 - August 14, 2014

Rose Dudash, 94, passed away Thursday, August 14, 2014. Born in New York, NY, Rose was a retired seamstress and homemaker. She was a member of Grace Point Church of the Nazarene. Rose enjoyed cooking, sewing, reading, and being a faithful and active church member. Surviving are her son, Stephen (Maria) Dudash of Denton, TX; daughter, Sharon (Mark) Winteregg of Fort Wayne; sister, Lydia ...
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William Stein

August 13, 2014

William Stein, 89, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Beverly Stein; son, William H. (Vicki) Stein; daughter, Lori A. (Mark) Roy; grandchildren: William Benjamin (Amanda) Stein; Mary K. Roy; Hannah F. Roy; Kristen (Joseph) Edmond; Ens. Jonathan (Rachel) Levins; and great granddaughter Olivia Levins. William was preceded in death by his parents...
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Bhagwati M. Mistry

August 13, 2014

Bhagwati M. Mistry, 61, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Born in Jinja, Uganda, Bhagwati was co-owner with Mistry Motors, Inc. Surviving are her husband, M.J. Mistry of Fort Wayne; children, Jayna (Niraj ) Toprani of San Jose, CA, Bhavika (Alex) Onulak of Fort Wayne, and Hitesh Mistry of Fort Wayne, and grandson, Soren. Visitation is 10 am to 1 pm Monday at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley...
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Eva E. Hall

August 12, 2014

Eva E. Hall, 95, passed away August 12, 2014. Surviving are her daughter, Kay Prewett; son, Joe Hall; grandchildren, Diann, Pamala, Jamie, Jeff, Jason, Pearl-Eve, Preston, great-grandchildren, Spencer, Ashleigh, Jalen, Sydney, McKenzie, Tana, Jorja, Juliana, and Pearl-Eve's four children. Eva was preceded in death by parents George and Roxella Cothrell, husband, Ward Hall, daughter, Janet...
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Glendora (Pete) P. Greulach

August 12, 2014

Glendora (Pete) P. Greulach, 89, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn. Born in Fort Wayne, She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, . Surviving are her sons, Steve Greulach and David (Sharon) Greulach both of Fort Wayne, IN; daughters, Mary (Bob) O'Connor of Fort Wayne, IN, Susan (Jim) Zimmerman of Auburn, IN and Diane (Doug) Nusbaum of Wolcottville,...
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Jerry (Pops) Bushey

August 12, 2014

Jerry "Pops" Bushey, 78, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Denver, CO, Jerry was a flooring specialist with Contract Interiors for 30 years. He was a U. S. Army veteran and an avid bass fisherman. Surviving are his son, Stacey S. (Laura) Bushey of Fort Wayne; son, Lonnie J. (Allison) Bushey of Fort Wayne; daughter, Susan L. (Keith)...
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Marilyn R. Cole

June 11, 1933 - August 11, 2014

Marilyn R. Cole, 81, passed away Monday, August 11, 2014 at home in Fort Wayne. Born in Muncie, IN, Marilyn worked as an Office Manager/Bookkeeper with F & G Foods and also was the evening receptionist at Lutheran Home and retired in 2009. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, word searches, and loved her family and grandchildren.
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Heinz J. Rhodes

August 11, 2014

Heinz J. Rhodes, 63, passed away Monday, August 11, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Diann Rhodes of Fort Wayne. Heinz was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Johanna Rhodes. Service is 10:30 am, Monday, August 18, 2014 at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with calling 1hr prior. Calling also Sunday, August...
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Lorraine H. Firestone

August 11, 2014

Lorraine H. Firestone, 87, passed away Monday, August 11, 2014. Surviving are her daughter, Susan (Paul O'Malley) Firestone of Fort Wayne, IN and their children, Mark, Peter and Tatiana O'Malley, son, Gary (Kris) Firestone of Amelia, OH and their children, Matthew (Christine) Firestone, and Rebecca Firestone . Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence C. and Ida Horn, son, David...
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G. Pauline Chapman Obringer

February 6, 1922 - August 11, 2014

G. Pauline Chapman Obringer, 92, passed away Monday, August 11, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Pauline worked as a Group Leader with Lincoln Life for 25 years, retiring in 1983. She was a member of Waynedale United Methodist Church, R.S.V.P. Retired Volunteers at the Embassy, church choir and Adoration Singers at Waynedale UMC, and also the UMW at Waynedale UMC. She loved her family...
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Kevin L. Walda

August 10, 2014

Kevin L Walda, 27, passed away August 10, 2014. Surviving are his wife, Naketta Walda; parents, Nevin and Carol Walda; sons, Braiden and Kevin Walda Jr.; brother, Nevin Walda Jr.; grandmothers, Kathryn Wasson, Maxine Shaw; sister-in-law, Kalie Albertson; and nephew, Nevin Walda III. Kevin was preceded in death by grandfather, Norman Wasson, uncle, Vernon Dillinger, and aunt, Charlene...
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Kenneth A. Spangle

August 10, 2014

KENNETH A. SPANGLE, 70, passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. Born Nov. 8, 1943, in Fort Wayne, he was the second son of the late Philip H. and Juanita B. Spangle. He was a US Army Veteran and spent much of his life here in Fort Wayne. Surviving are daughter, Kristin Spangle; grandsons, Jager and Ethan; brother, Ray (Pat); and sisters, Sharon Dunton and Cheryl (Paul) Johnson. He was also preceded...
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Connie A. Reuille

August 10, 2014

Connie A. Reuille, 62, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 10, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Connie worked with Lincoln Life for 30 years, retiring in 2002 and later worked for Home Depot and Goodwill. She was a member of Grace Point Church of the Nazarene. Surviving are her husband, Steven Reuille of Fort Wayne; son, Jason (Stephanie) Reuille of Fort Wayne; grandson, Wyatt...
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Betty L. Cox

August 10, 2014

Betty L. Cox, 72, passed away August 10, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Anna M. Craig

August 10, 2014

Anna M. Craig, 64, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014, at her residence in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughter, Bobbie Jo Craig of Fort Wayne; sons, Timothy Allen Calhoun, and James Lee Calhoun; one daughter of KY; 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; sister, Theresa Webb of Prestonsburg, KY; brother, Terry Calhoun of Columbia City. Anna was preceded in death by husband, Robert...
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Lucy Morgan Mason

August 10, 2014

Lucy Morgan Mason, 85, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014, at Life Care Center of Fort Wayne. Surviving are her brother, John M. (Bonnie) Stanford Sr.; many nieces and nephews including great and great-great. Lucy was preceded in death by first husband, William Morgan; second husband, Robert E. Mason; parents, John L. and Florentine R. (Didion) Stanford; brothers, Joseph W. Stanford and brother...
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Ruth A. Langmeyer

August 10, 2014

Ruth A. Langmeyer , 85, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Ruth was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and was the secretary for the church for over 10 years. She loved spending time with her family. Surviving are her husband for 65 years, William Langmeyer of Fort Wayne, IN; daughters, Vicki (Wayne Ward) Arthur of Fort Wayne, IN...
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Lynn Baker

August 10, 2014

Lynn Baker, 65, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014. Born in Michigan City, Lynn worked as a paralegal with Rothberg, Logan & Warsco for 30 years. She enjoyed cooking and cross stitching. Surviving are her sons, Steve Livingston of Noblesville, Mark Livingston of Denver, CO, and Scott Baker of Fort Wayne; sister, Shela Plank of Gaithersburg, MA; and grandchildren, Alexander and Elizabeth...
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John Porter

July 28, 1948 - August 9, 2014

John Porter, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on August 9, 2014, at his home in St. Cloud, Florida surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Barbara Porter; his two daughters, Michelle (Doug) Glosson of Huntington, Indiana and Patricia Campbell of St. Cloud, Florida; his eight grandchildren whom adored him; and his three siblings, Elliott (Lottie)...
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Ralph Kenneth (Ken) Laughlin

August 9, 2014

Ralph Kenneth "Ken" Laughlin , 93, passed away August 9, 2014. Ralph was a Pilot during WWII with the Army Air Corp. He retired as the Manager of Materials with General Electric n Linton, IN after 25 years of service. Surviving are his daughter, Kristina Laughlin, grandchildren, Adrian Laughlin and Kate Laughlin, all of Ft. Wayne, IN. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph A. and...
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Marie D. (Dee) Bentz

August 8, 2014

MARIE D. "Dee" BENTZ, 88, passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014. Surviving are her daughters Frances (Kent) Hamilton and Susan (Robert) Sublett; grandchildren, Lauren (David) Zahrn, Melissa (Eric) Rogers, Katherine Sublett, and Harrison Sublett, great-grandson Leighton Zahrn; sister Mary Agatha Hennessey, and brothers John Williams and Francis Williams. She was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Daniel J. Christman

August 8, 2014

Daniel J. Christman, age 59, of Fort Wayne, IN, died on August 7th, 2014. It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of their beloved son, husband, father, and brother. Daniel was a co-owner of Christman Milk Transport for 30+ years. He was a man of great strength, a tremendous sense of humor and loved spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed hunting with his favorite...
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Wayne P. Simerman

April 25, 1937 - August 8, 2014

Wayne P. Simerman, 77, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 at in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Wayne was the President of Simerman Construction Company for 20 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Punta Gorda Florida. He enjoyed fishing and sailing and driving his corvette. Surviving are his wife, Gloria J. Simerman of Punta Gorda, FL; son, Andrew ...
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Toby M. Boitet

August 8, 2014

Toby M Boitet, 43, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014. Toby was an avid Detroit Lions fan. Surviving are his mother; Nancy K Raines; father, David (Melissa) Boitet; companion, Linda Maiden; sisters, Amanda Boitet-Ball; Joy Boitet and Kristine Butler; brother, Robert (Carol) Raines; grandparents, Carl and Mary Lou Banks and Richard and Norma Jean Schmidt; son, Tyler Seelig. Toby was...
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Donald W. Bender

August 8, 2014

Donald W. Bender, 86, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Donald quit high school to serve his country in the U.S. Navy at the last stages of WWII. After the Navy he served in the U.S. Army. After his military service he entered law enforcement and served 5 years with the Allen County Sheriff's Department and 20 years with the Fort...
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Brenda L. Frisch

August 8, 2014

Brenda L. Frisch, 62, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014, after a 27 year battle with Crohns disease. Born in Decatur, Brenda was a district manager with Fort Wayne Newspapers. She enjoyed sewing for her family, making blankets for the needy and loved spending time with her grandkids. Surviving are her husband of 42 years, Mark Frisch of Fort Wayne; children, Matt McBride of Huntertown, Carl ...
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Sounthone (Sonny) Kenchanh

January 11, 1945 - August 7, 2014

Sounthone "Sonny" Kenchanh as he was known to many, passed away peacefully at home on August 7, 2014. He was born in Vientiane, Laos on January 11, 1945. Dangerously escaping communist oppression in Laos, and fleeing across the Mekong River to Thailand with his wife and three young boys is what eventually lead them to settle in Fort Wayne during the blizzard of 1978. He and his family became US...
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Veronica Claire Brown

August 7, 2014

Veronica Claire Brown, 84, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Coventry Meadows Nursing Facility. Born in Decatur, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Naomi (Teeple) Mowery. She worked at the Sun Times in Chicago for a short time then moved to Fort Wayne and worked at Thompson Tool & Die where she met Robert W. Brown who passed away August 7, 2002. She then became a homemaker and...
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Gerald E. Rocke

August 7, 2014

GERALD E. ROCKE, 75, was welcomed into God's loving arms on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, surrounded by his family. Born March 1, 1939, in Pekin, IL, he was the son of the Rev. Emanuel and Rosa Hochstettler Rocke. He attended Purdue University and graduated valedictorian of his class in the School of Engineering. He founded Landmark Construction Company, Inc., where he designed and engineered 48 Pizza...
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Jeffrey L. Bartlett

September 30, 1947 - August 6, 2014

Jeffrey L. Bartlett , 66, beloved husband and father passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne surrounded by his family. Born in Rice Lake, WI, Jeffrey was a Air Force Vietnam Veteran. He was a Territory Manager with John Deere Company for 36 years, retiring in 2008. He was a member of the Fort Wayne Corvette Club, and was also a former board member...
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Idolina Aleman

August 5, 2014

Idolina Aleman, 67, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Victoria, Mexico, Idolina was a member and worked as pastor with Trinity United Methodist Church for 1.5 years. Surviving are her sons, Isai (Jessica) Aleman; and Ivan (Gabriela) Aleman both of Fort Wayne; and 5 grandchildren. Idolina was preceded in death by her husband Ramon Aleman and her...
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Leland (Dubb) Coak

January 24, 1931 - August 5, 2014

Leland "Dubb" Coak, 83, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Kingston Care Center. Born in Fort Wayne, was a Korean War Navy Veteran. He was the owner of Dubb's Shell Service and Dubb's Small Engine Repair for 18 years until 1998. He was also the owner of Coak's Tanning & Fitness before retiring in 2002. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. Dubb enjoyed boat and snowmobiling...
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Kathryn M. Sommers

May 24, 1932 - August 5, 2014

Kathryn M. Sommers, 82, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at Heritage Pointe in Warren. Born in Ogden Center, MI, Kathryn was a teacher and a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Ray Sommers of Fort Wayne; daughter, Judy (Richard) Brooner of Jeffersonville; son, Kent Sommers of Fort Wayne; son, Daniel (Marsha) Sommers of Skaneateles, NY; seven...
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Mary A. Gering

December 3, 1930 - August 4, 2014

Mary A. Gering , 83, passed away Monday, August 4, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in New York City, Mary worked in Customer Service with International Harvester Truck Mfg. for 35 years, retiring in 1986. She was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Past President and lifetime member of Daughters of Penelope, serving for 66 years in many capacities, past...
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Miles C. Bleke

August 4, 2014

Miles C. Bleke, 21, passed away Monday, August 4, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Miles worked as a Freight Logistics Manager with Office Depot. He loved his family and enjoyed technology, being outdoors, and working out. He was a hard worker in the classroom, maintaining a 4.0 GPA at Ivy Tech, which earned him a spot on the Dean's List. Surviving...
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James E. Hayes

August 4, 2014

James E. Hayes, 90, passed away Monday, August 4, 2014, at Parkview Hospital Randallia. Surviving are his wife, Helen Hayes; sons Neil (Pat) Hayes; Bill (Ronni) Hayes; James Hayes; daughters, Dorothy Kinzer; Becky Eder; sister, Marcie Morgan; 10 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. James was preceded in death by parents, Burgess and Ellen Hayes, sons, Michael and Mark Hayes. ...
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Kathryn M. Eggeman

August 3, 2014

Kathryn M. Eggeman, 86, passed away Sunday, August 3, 2014. Born in Ashland, KY, Kathryn was a homemaker. Surviving are her son, Michael J. Eggeman of Alexandria, LA; daughter, Diane (David) Braun of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. . Kathryn was preceded in death by husband, Harold W. Eggeman; parents, Samuel and Mary ( Carpenter) Copley; two brothers and one sister. ...
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Norma J. (Macy) Bennett

August 3, 2014

Norma J. (Macy) Bennett passed on peacefully Sunday, August 3, 2014, at age 88. Born in Adrian, MI, July 3, 1926 to Taylor and Mildred McKimmy, she moved to Fort Wayne in 1934. She graduated from Most Precious Blood Catholic School in 1940, the year she won the Fort Wayne-Allen County Spelling Contest. She was also a graduate of Central Catholic High School and subsequently worked in the...
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Jimmy B. Williams

August 18, 1942 - August 3, 2014

Jimmy B. Williams , 71, passed away un expectantly Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Laporte, IN, Jimmy was a U S Army veteran serving in Korea and worked as a conductor with Nickel Plate and Norfolk and Southern Railroad for 39 years, retiring in 2003. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne Turners, Colonial Oaks Golf Club and was...
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Norbert C. Cowan

August 3, 2014

Norbert C. Cowan, 85, peacefully passed away on August 3. He was a 1947 graduate of North Side High School, and starred on the football, basketball, and track teams. He was a member of the 1946 and 1947 All-City basketball teams. He attended and graduated from Bowling Green State University, where he also played football. Norb played many years on the Spears Dehner fast pitch softball team. ...
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Guy E. Musice

August 3, 2014

Guy E Musice , 49, passed away Sunday, August 3, 2014 at home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Musice; father, Guy E Musice; step father, Bill Miller; son, Anthony Musice; step daughter, Amber Buuck; step son, Michael Christopher Butler Jr.; brothers, Louis G Sarazen; Rich Sarazen, Shawn Musice and Tracy Musice; grandchildren, Joscelyn and Delilah Butler. Guy was preceded in...
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Rosmary A. (Cross) Gable

August 2, 2014

Rosmary A. (Cross) Gable, 79, passed away Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Rosmary graduated from Roanoke High School. She worked in medical records with Lutheran Hospital for 20 years, before retiring. She was a 50 year member of Calvary United Methodist Church. Rosmary enjoyed IU Basketball, jigsaw puzzles, crochet, going to the lake and NASCAR. ...
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Esther A. Bresler

August 2, 2014

Esther A. Bresler, 99, passed away Saturday, August 2, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her sons, Fred (Sue) Bresler of Lakeland, FL; John Bresler of Columbia City, IN; George (Janet) Bresler of Groton, SD; daughter, Ann (Jerry) Smith of Columbia City, IN; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Clara Stone of Louisville, KY. Esther was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Betty Boissenet

June 13, 1925 - August 2, 2014

Betty Boissenet, 89, passed away Saturday, August 2, 2014, at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. Born in Fort Wayne, Betty was a homemaker and a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Surviving are her daughter, Tammie (Chris) Fike of Hudson; son, Jim (Jan) Boissenet of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Jeff (Katrina) Moyer; James Moyer; Brooke Boissenet; Courtney (Mike) Walker; Jessica (James) Reilly;...
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Ralph Leroy Franks

August 1, 2014

Ralph Leroy Franks, 94, died August 1, 2014. Ralph's deep faith in God, and a love of serving others, will continue to be a role model for his family. Surviving are his daughter Karen Ann (Dr. Roy) Goethe; grandchildren, Rodney William (Mary) Walker and Rev. Justin James (Rev. Jessica Rivera) Walker; great-grandchildren Ben Mallett and Mason Elizabeth Walker. Ralph was preceded in death by...
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Stephen H. Shumaker

August 1, 2014

Stephen H. Shumaker, 72, passed away Friday, August 1, 2014. Born in Kendallville, Stephen worked at Dana Corp. for 33 years, retiring in 1994. In his retirement he enjoyed Sprint Car racing # 57, traveling, reading and keeping up with family and friends. Surviving are his wife, Kelly Shumaker of Saint Joe; son, Scott (Lisa) Shumaker of Kendallville; daughter, Brenda (Jeff) Harmon of Fort Wayne;...
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Judith I. (Lena) Herman

August 1, 2014

Judith I. "Lena" Herman, 61, went peacefully surrounded with her family to be with her Lord and Savior on August 1, 2014 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Judy graduated from New Haven High School. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Judy had a passion for the water. Spending time at the ocean or at Crooked Lake was a love of hers. She enjoyed...
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Shirley A. Wilhelm

August 1, 2014

Shirley A. Wilhelm, 81, passed away Friday, August 1, 2014. Born in Columbus, OH, Shirley was a Manager with N&W Credit Union for 32 years, retiring in 2004. Surviving are her daughter, Paula (Robert) Simmons of Fort Wayne; son, Jeffrey Wilhelm of Las Vegas, NV; ten grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. Shirley was preceded in death by husband, Paul J. Wilhelm; daughter, Sheryl...
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Cecil Reid Hopper

July 31, 2014

Cecil Reid Hopper, 84, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014. He was the husband of the late Jean Hopper for 62 years and retired from Ft. Wayne Community Schools in 1985. Surviving is son Doug (Tina) Hopper of The Villages, FL, daughters Sandy (Jerry) Wynn of Fort Wayne, Sheila (Dave) Ramsey of Broomfield, CO, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers...
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Carolyn F. (Fox) Miller

August 27, 1934 - July 31, 2014

Carolyn F. ( Fox) Miller, 79, died on Thursday, July 31st at The Towne House Nursing Home, Fort Wayne, IN from complications due to ALS. Carolyn was born August 27, 1934 in Kalamazoo, MI to the late Gould and Rhea Fox. Carolyn loved growing up in Kalamazoo and it was there she developed her lifelong love affair with ballet. She graduated from State High and then attended Northwestern University...
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Dorothy L. Rydell

July 30, 2014

Dorothy L. Rydell, 97, passed away July 30, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Stanley M. Magda

July 30, 2014

Stanley M. Magda, 79, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Born in Larksville, PA, Stanley worked as a quality control manager with several steel forging companies for over 45 years. Surviving are his daughter, Karen Magda and her partner Karen Vetrano of Cotuit, MA; son, Joseph Magda of Fort Wayne; and his sister, Eleanor Yosh of Hackettstown, NJ. Stanley was preceded in death by his wife,...
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Landin Alexander Rasnake

July 30, 2014

Infant, Landin Alexander Rasnake , passed away July 30, 2014, at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. He is survived by his mother, Amanda Jewell and father, Tyler Rasnake. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Gladys D. Mickols

July 30, 2014

Gladys D. Mickols, 89, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Gladys was a supervising case worker with the Illinois Department of Public Aid. Surviving are her daughter, Kathleen Bromley of Fort Wayne; son, William (Arlene) Mickols of Tenino, WA; grandchildren, Maijaliisa and Eric Mickols and Anna Bennett. Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Justin Mickols; sisters,...
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Linda L. Bresler

July 24, 1947 - July 30, 2014

Linda L Bresler, 67, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Linda worked as a teachers aid with Whitley County Schools for 22 years, retiring in 2005. She enjoyed traveling and most of all, spending time with, and taking care of her family. Surviving are her husband John Bresler; father, Herb (Lavada) Thornburg of Haddix,...
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John P. Musto

July 29, 2014

John P. Musto, 92, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Surviving are his wife, Jean Musto; son & daughter-in-law, Mike and Vikki Musto; daughter, Tina Musto; three grandchildren, Tracy, Todd and Rhonda and six great-grandchildren; Paula, McKenna, Kian, Lyle, Lexy and Lacy. John was preceded in death by his parents, John Musto Sr. and Carmella Della Musto; three brothers, Sam, Pat and Paul, and...
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Christopher Eugene Burcham (Nickell)

December 7, 1992 - July 29, 2014

Christopher Eugene Burcham (Nickell), 21, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Chris graduated from North Side High School in 2011. He was currently working at Hires as a mechanic. Chris always knew how to brighten a room. His loving, light hearted, funny sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him. He had a passion for riding his motorcycle, diesel...
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E. Arleen Hill

July 29, 2014

E. Arleen Hill, 92, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014. at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne after an extended illness. Surviving are her sons, Gary Lee Hill and Larry Alan Hill, both of Fort Wayne, and many nieces and nephews in Chicago and Kansas. Arleen was preceded in death by her husband, B. LeRoy Hill; parents Oscar and Naomi Stewart; brothers, Guy A. and Lloyd A. Stewart; and sister,...
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Phyllis Gaylord Coomer

July 29, 2014

Phyllis Gaylord Coomer, 98, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014. She was a devoted mother and grandmother that cherished her time spent with family. Surviving are her daughter, Heidi Rye of Woodburn, and grandson James Rye of Woodburn. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Olive Nieman, first husband, Ellis "Bud" Gaylord, second husband, Hollis Coomer, and brother, Harold...
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Sharon L. (Raquet) Johnston

October 11, 1938 - July 28, 2014

Sharon L. (Raquet) Johnston, 75, passed away after a three year battle with cancer, on Monday, July 28, 2014 in the comfort of her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Sharon was a graduate of Central High School class of 1956 and worked at Preferred Tax Consultants for 17 years, retiring in 1989. She was a life long member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. Through her life she enjoyed...
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John Burdette Charles, Sr.

July 28, 2014

John Burdette Charles, Sr., 95, a former public school teacher and minister, passed away on July 28, 2014. A graduate of Orland HS and Butler and Yale universities, he was a minister in Disciples of Christ and Unitarian churches in the Northeast. Later he taught in several schools in Fort Wayne. He also was a recreation director for many summers in Fort Wayne parks. No funeral or...
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Velvet Ann Newborn

July 26, 2014

Velvet Ann Newborn, 60, passed away July 26, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Service is 1:00 pm, Monday, August 4, 2014 at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with calling 2hrs prior beginning at 11:00 am . Memorials may be made to the family. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery.
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Mazlie (Mazie) J. Leist

July 26, 2014

Mazlia J. Leist , 66, passed away July 26, 2014 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. Arrangements by Mungovan & Sons Funeral Home, 2114 S. Calhoun St.
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James (Chip) Dale Acheson

July 26, 2014

James "Chip" Dale Acheson , 55, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014. James earned his Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts and became a self employed carpenter for many years. Surviving are his father, James E. Acheson of Elkhart, IN, sisters, Pamela (Al) Heims of Middlebury IN, Christine (David) Marshall of Birmingham, AL and Melissa Ryan of Cary, IL; brother, Douglas (Lingma) Acheson of Plainfield,...
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Jim (Mac) McCullough

July 26, 2014

Jim "Mac" McCullough, 47, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Jim was a salesman with American Steel. He enjoyed playing billiards, cooking, fishing, cornhole, being with his friends, and loved his family more then anything. Surviving are his wife, Nickie McCullough; daughter, Lauren McCullough; step-daughters, Paige Hart, Marissa Barber, and Chloe Barber all of Fort Wayne;...
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Madonna M. Davis

July 26, 2014

Madonna M. Davis , 89, passed away July 26, 2014 at Miller's Merry Manor-Fort Wayne. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Rd.
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Geraldine Fredrick

November 12, 1925 - July 26, 2014

Geraldine Fredrick , 88, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her nephew, Dennis (Kathy) Fredrick, (her caretakers for the last seven years) of Fort Wayne, IN; sister in law, Doris Fredrick of Fort Wayne IN. and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents Arley and Ada Fredrick, brothers,...
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Lorraine Schubert

May 3, 1921 - July 26, 2014

Lorraine Schubert, 93, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Bethlehem Woods in Fort Wayne. Born in Kokomo, IN, Lorraine worked as a Cook with Hobby Ranch House for 29 years, retiring in 1988. She was a member of Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church, Survivors Include,her daughter, Peggy S. (Rex) McClellan of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Jessica Simpson, Amanda Jones, Robert Schubert, and...
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Pamela Ann Puls

November 21, 1947 - July 25, 2014

Pamela Ann Puls , 66, received her angel wings Friday, July 25, 2014 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Warsaw, IN, Pamela worked as an instructional assistant with Southwest Allen County Schools for 22 years. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Surviving are her husband, Larry Puls of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Gregory (Stacy) Puls of Fishers, IN; daughter, Kari (Greg) Mullan of...
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Denise M. Cornelius

July 25, 2014

Denise M. Cornelius, 64, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Gregory A. Cornelius of Fort Wayne; son, Gregory K. Cornelius of Fort Wayne; father, Anthony Pallone of Fort Wayne; sisters Deborah (Dave) Arnold and Danina (Wes) Downing, both of Fort Wayne. Denise was preceded in death by mother, June Pallone, sister, Ruth Pallone, and...
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Gayle (Beezley) Kyle

July 24, 2014

Gayle (Beezley) Kyle, 88, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014. Gayle "Helen" worked as an administrative assistant for Rea Magnet Wire for 34 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of Saint Joseph United Methodist Church. Her hobbies included gardening, playing cards, and attending church. She is survived by nieces; great-nieces and nephews; great-great nieces and nephews; and great-great...
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Gayle (Beezley) Kyle

July 24, 2014

Gayle (Beezley) Kyle, 88, passed away July 24, 2014 at Golden Years Homestead. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Richard D. Steigerwald, Sr.

July 24, 2014

Richard D. Steigerwald Sr., 83, passed away July 24, 2014. Surviving are his children: Skip Steigerwald of Longmont, CO, Debra Blomberg of Fort Wayne, Donna (Joe) Windsor of Fort Wayne, Diann (Gary) Bernard of Leo, Richard (Brenda) Steigerwald Jr. of New Haven, and Denise (Andy) Shaw of Fort Wayne; 14 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and close friends, Frank Conner and family. He was...
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Beverly E. Nordyke

January 26, 1927 - July 24, 2014

Beverly E. Nordyke , 87, a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to many, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 11:30 pm at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born January 26, 1927 to Clarence and Lucile Crowell in Fort Wayne, IN, She graduated Northside High School and while working at Lincoln Life, met her husband Robert (Bob) Nordyke She was...
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Greg P. Hill

July 24, 2014

Greg P. Hill, 52, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 with his family in Fort Wayne. He fought a courageous battle against ALS. Born in Fort Wayne, he worked as a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of Sons of the American Legion Post 409. He loved spending time at the lake with friends and family. He is survived by his parents, Philip A. Jr. and Lou Ann Hill of Leo; daughter, Lindsay R. ...
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Lani S. Niblack

July 23, 2014

Lani S. Niblack, 62, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Surviving are her children, Sheri (Corey) Heffron, Sandy (Chad) Pattee, and Timothy (Kristy) Niblack; 8 grandchildren; sister, Melodie Botteron; and brother Shane (Lynn) Stark. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Vivian Stark. Memorial service is 2 pm Friday, August 29, 2014 at Mungovan and Sons Memorial Chapel, 2114 S....
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Shirley Mae (Carmichael) Zuber

July 23, 2014

Shirley Mae "Carmichael" Zuber, 82, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Lima, OH, Shirley graduated from Huntington Catholic HS and St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing. She was the Director of Nursing with Woodview Health Care for 15 years, retiring in 1994, but continued to volunteer for many years. She was a member of St. Peter Catholic...
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Susan D. (Babcock) Rathbun

July 23, 2014

Susan D (Babcock) Rathbun , 74, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Warsaw, IN, Susan was the assistant manager at L S Ayers for 21 years, retiring in 1988, and later did childcare at home for 11yrs years, retiring in 2003. Surviving are her husband, Jerry L. Rathbun of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Jennifer (Jeffery) Judy of Fort Wayne,...
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Jean Denise Haudenschild

July 23, 2014

Jean Denise Haudenschild, 49, passed away on Wednesday July 23, 2014 at Center for Hope Hospice in Scotch Plains. She is survived by her daughter Angela Haudenschild (Patrick Mueller); her son, Casey D. Morgan; her daughter-in-law, Janet Haudenschild; and her two beloved grandchildren, Mark and Kyra Haudenschild. Jean was predeceased by her parents, John and Geraldine Hall. She is also...
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Gladys Marie Alleger

October 8, 1925 - July 23, 2014

GLADYS MARIE ALLEGER, 88 died, July 23, 2014, at University Park Nursing Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana where she was a resident since 2011. She was born in Pierceton, Indiana on October 8, 1925 to the late Gladys and Marvin Pate. She was active in 4H while growing up in Union City, Indiana and was a graduate of P. R. Allen High School, Bluffton, Indiana in 1942 with General Studies and Speech...
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Rex E. Surber, Sr.

July 22, 2014

Rex E. Surber, Sr. entered his eternal heavenly home on July 22, 2014. Born in Des Moines, Iowa to Vergil and Jennie (Ewing) Surber. Rex had 1 sibling, Paul, who passed away at the age of 20. Graduated from Lincoln High School in Des Moines, IA. He then enlisted in the army and served 3 years with the intent to fly aircraft. After starting flight school, it was discovered that he had an inner ear...
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