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Cecelia (Mary) Wickliffe

July 27, 2016

Cecelia "Mary" Wickliffe, 94, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Dupree, SD, Mary worked as a cook with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 25 years. She was a member of the American Legion Post 499, VFW Post 857 and the Eagles 3512. She enjoyed cooking, collecting recipes and shopping and devoted her life to loving and caring...
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Daniel O. Ochoa

July 25, 2016

Daniel O. Ochoa, 58, passed away July 25, 2016. Surviving are his wife of 18 years, Trina R. Ochoa. Also surviving are sons, John L. (Amy) Snyder, Daniel (Marie) Reyes, Vance A. Reyes, Emilio A. Ochoa, Daniel E. Ochoa; daughters, Cristina M. (Carl Hyden) Ochoa, Angela M. (Brad) Rearick, and Paulita G. (Tony) Flores; 19 Grandchildren; brothers, Joseph L. Ochoa, Alfredo C. Ochoa, Hector O. Ochoa,...
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Collin Jacob McEntee

July 25, 2016

Collin Jacob McEntee, 18, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN. Anyone who knew Collin, knew him for his witty personality, his contagious laugh and smile, big heart, and immense love for his family. Surviving are his parents Troy A. and Jeanne J. McEntee and sister, Macy McEntee all of Huntertown, IN; grandparents, Martie (George Heil) Johnson and Johnny (Paula)...
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Thor Halldorsson

July 25, 2016

Thor Halldorsson, 63, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Reykjavik, Iceland, Thor worked as an electrical engineer with numerous companies in product support. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church - Decatur Road. Surviving are his wife, Sue Halldorsson of Fort Wayne. Thor was preceded in death by his daughter, Heidi Halldorsson; and parents, Halldor Thorhallson and...
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Laura Williams

June 26, 1964 - July 24, 2016

Laura Rae Williams, 52, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, went home to be with her Savior and finished well the race marked out for her with her profound faith, trust, and love for the Lord on July 24, 2016. She was born on June 26, 1964 in Fort Wayne to Franklin and Barbara Skees. Laura has a sister, Holly Roth, and a brother, John Skees, and several nieces and nephews who love her dearly and saw her...
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Jorene Heiny

July 23, 2016

Jorene Heiny, 82, of Fort Wayne, Indiana died peacefully on Saturday, July 23rd. Jorene was born in Wichita, Kansas on August 21, 1933 to Mae and Gerald Boyles. She attended Wichita East High School and Wichita State University. She lived in a number of states throughout her life, but called Fort Wayne, Indiana home. It was there she married Thomas R. Heiny and created a blended family with 5...
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Norman W. Bradley

July 23, 2016

NORMAN W. BRADLEY, 80, Associate Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts at IPFW passed from our midst on July 23, 2016. Bradley was a painter all his life and a teacher of painting, art history, and design. He was one of seven children of Marguerite (Ayres) Bradley of Redkey, IN and Gordon E. Bradley of Port Perry, Ontario, Canada. Born on Christmas Day, 1935, Norman grew up in Fort Wayne and, upon...
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Beverly J. (Sampson) Gebert

July 23, 2016

Beverly J. (Sampson) Gebert, 81, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Indianapolis, IN, Beverly worked as a greeter at Meijer, a bartender with the Fountain Bleu and the Ye Olde Inn, a claims adjuster for Insurance Risk Management and an event planner at the Ramada Inn and Elks Club. Surviving are her sons, Tracy A. Gebert, Jeffrey O. Gebert, Darcy E....
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Vicki Lynn Maddux

July 22, 2016

Vicki Lynn Maddux, age 63, went home to be wit the Lord on July 22, 2016 at Parkview Hospital surrounded by loved ones. Vicki married her best friend and love of her life in 1980. They were blessed with a son, Brandon, born December 1985. She loved the Lord, her family, her friends and the light of her life were her grandsons and her car. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband,...
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Marguerite McCabe Jennings

July 22, 2016

Marguerite McCabe Jennings, 94, passed away Friday, July 22, 2016 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Surviving are her daughter-in-law, Kathe McCabe; step-sons, Garry (Sandy) Jennings and Robert (DeAnna) Jennings, Jr.; step daughters, Janet (Roger) Fisher and Ann (David) Prosser; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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Sandy Guzman

July 22, 2016

Sandy Guzman , 28, passed away July 22, 2016 at home . Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Shirley Adam

July 22, 2016

Shirley Adam , 81, passed away Friday, July 22, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, IN on June 12, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Marford and Gladys Woods. Surviving are her son, Scott (Teresa) Adam; grandson, Daniel Adam; brother, Stephen (Jeanne) Woods. Service is 7:00 pm, July 26, 2016 at - D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with Rev. Matthias Snodderly...
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April Trosclair

July 21, 2016

April Trosclair, 35, passed away July 21, 2016. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Laura June Lowen

July 21, 2016

Laura June Lowen , 68, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016. Surviving are her husband of 50 years, William Lowen, Sr. of Fort Wayne, son, Bill Lowen of Fort Wayne, daughter, Michelle McCarel, 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, brother, Bill Hobbs, brother-in-laws , Howard Lowen of Columbia City, and Jim (Annette) Lowen of Seattle, WA, and sister-in-law, Ruth Nicholson of Fort Wayne. Laura...
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Alice C. Ryan

July 21, 2016

Alice C. Ryan, 88 of Fort Wayne passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Gary, Indiana on July 13, 1928, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who shared her love of literacy and literature, with everyone she met. A graduate of South Side High School, class of 1947, she held an Associates degree from Stephens...
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Peter Smith

July 20, 2016

Peter Smith, 86, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in South Bend, Indiana, Peter was the son of the late Peter and Ethel Smith. He graduated from South Bend Washington High School and earned his bachelors degree from South Bend College of Commerce Business School. Peter was a Korean War Army veteran. He worked with Prudential Insurance Company for 26 years, retiring in...
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Raymond J. Mudd

July 19, 2016

Raymond J. Mudd , 88, passed away July 19, 2016. He was a native and life time resident of Fort Wayne, IN, Ray loved to work in his vegetable garden, hunt and fish. Surviving are his daughter, A. Gwen Earley of Fort Wayne, IN: several children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, James and Loretta Mudd and 5 siblings. Memorials may be made...
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George Franklin (Frank) Lerch

July 19, 2016

George Franklin "Frank" Lerch, 95, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at home, in Fort Wayne. Born in Kokomo, IN, George worked as a Truck Part Supply Manager with Harvester and Navistar for many years, retiring in 1982. Frank was a member of Knights of Columbus #451 and the American Legion Post 47. He served in the Army during WWII as a Staff Sergeant. Surviving are his sons, Jeffrey F. Lerch...
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James (Jay) Farkas

July 19, 2016

James "Jay" Farkas, 53, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at the Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in South Bend, Indiana, Jay graduated from Penn High School and earned his bachelors degree from Indiana University. Jay was in the automotive industry spanning more than 20 years. A majority of that time was spent working with his father James at Tuffy Automotive Service Center. Jay had been a...
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Cordella Marie Lantz

July 19, 2016

Cordella Marie Lantz, 94, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. She was born April 30, 1922 in Paul, MN the daughter of Arnold and Bernice (Pasiuk) Hoppenstedt. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in New Haven and the American Legion Auxiliary #330. She was a Eucharistic Minister and a volunteer at St. Joseph Hospital. ...
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Nelson L. Eckelbarger

July 19, 2016

Nelson L. Eckelbarger , 79, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at his home in New Haven. He was born in Olean, NY, and attended Clarion State College. Nelson was a U.S Army Veteran. He was the owner of Kimball Industrial sales and service for 20 years, retiring on September 1, 1995. Nelson was an active and longtime member of Grace Gathering Fellowship Church, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite,...
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Avary Safeyah Pogue

July 18, 2016

Avary Safeyah Pogue passed away Monday, July 18, 2016. She is survived by her mother, Brittney Wolf, Father, Aaron Pogue, grandmother, Cheryl Wolf, grandmother, Brenda Mattox, her twin brother, Sylas Pogue, brothers; Ean, Jaron, Caiden; sisters, Hayle, Allyson, Becca; and nephew, Ezra. Funeral service is 2:00 pm, July 22, 2016 at - D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue...
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Mrithyum Jaya RaoTatavarthy

July 18, 2016

Mrithyum Jaya RaoTatavarthy, 83, passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his sons, Bhupathy Rao Tatavarthy, Chandrasekhar Rao Tatavarthy, Yugender Rao Tatavarthy and Madan Mohan Rao Tatavarthy: daughter, Jyothsna V Cass and several grandchildren. Mrithyum was preceded in death by his parents Ranga Rao and Ratnamma Tatavarthy, wife,...
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Karen D. Emerick

July 18, 2016

Karen D. Emerick, 73, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, July 18, 2016. Born in Lima, OH, Karen was a Registered Nurse with Lutheran Hospital for 35 years, retiring in 2009. Karen had a heart for serving the Lord through many missions trips around the world. Karen and her husband were active with High School Youth Groups for decades. She was a founding member of The Pointe Church...
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Max L. Olinger

July 18, 2016

Max L. Olinger, 87, passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, July 18, 2016. Born in Wabash, IN, Max was a wonderful and loving father that enjoyed raising his children and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Max was the owner of Fort Wayne Air Conditioning, loved spending time at the lake, fishing, woodworking,...
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Mary Lou Imbody-Robinson

July 18, 2016

Mary Lou Imbody-Robinson, 74, passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Mary graduated from Central High School. She worked for General Electric and Lockheed Martin for 33 years, retiring in 1999. Mary enjoyed gardening, and traveling. She loved her family and cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving are her daughters,...
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Susan Hammen

July 17, 2016

Susan Hammen , 58, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016. Susan worked at KMart for 10 years until they closed, and then she went on to work as a Salesperson with prudential for 11 years. Some of her achievements where receiving The Prudential Fort Wayne south District 1992 New agent of the Year as well as The Prudential 1992 P&C Silver Award. She is survived by her father and mother Joseph...
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Traianos G. Kaplanis

July 17, 2016

Traianos G. Kaplanis , 86, passed away July 17, 2016. Surviving are his loving wife of 66 years, Polixeni Kaplanis, son, Dr. Paul T. (Diane) Kaplanis, daughter, Maria Kaplanis, son, John (Laura) Kaplanis all of Fort Wayne, IN; siblings Pandelis, Christos, Athina, Katarina, grandchildren, Elizabeth, Alex, Matthew Kaplanis . Traianos was preceded in death by his parents, Gregorios and Christina...
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Franklin G. Fite

July 17, 2016

Franklin G. Fite , 78, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016. Surviving are his Spouse, Jeanne Fite. Service is 10:00 am, Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at - D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road with Rev. David Mitchell officiating. Visitation also at the funeral home, Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Burial to take place in Highland Park Cemetery. In...
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Brayden Terrell

July 16, 2016

Brayden Terrell, was born,July 16, 2016 at IU Health Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his mother, Melba Terrell and father, Asa Terrell. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Angel Sheets

July 16, 2016

Angel Sheets , 40, passed away July 16, 2016 at Sage Bluff Nursing and Rehab. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Ramona F. Durfee

July 16, 2016

Ramona F. Durfee, 74, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her children, Eddie Reamer; Rene Kelly; Bobby (Delores) Palmer; and Arnold Ray (Shawn) Palmer; 18 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; siblings, Dallas Durfee; Gary Durfee; and Ruth Lesperance. Ramona was preceded in death by her son, David Reamer; daughter, Lorraine Reamer; and parents, Dewitt Durfee and...
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Richard (Dick) Keith Elward

July 16, 2016

Richard "Dick" Keith Elward, 83 passed away on Saturday, July 16,2016. Dick graduated from Central Catholic HS in 1951. He joined the Navy where he served during the Korean War. Upon discharge, he attended Indiana University earning a degree in Accounting. While at IU, he raced for the Men's Quad in the "Little 500". Dick worked at Rea Magnet Wire for 38 years retiring as their Treasurer. ...
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James Paul Eagle

July 15, 2016

James Paul Eagle, 58, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 15, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Auburn, IN, Jim worked for 30 years in aluminum sales. Surviving are his wife, Lynn Eagle of Fort Wayne; daughter, Molly (Abby) Hartup; son, Michael (Theresa) Eagle; son, Alain "Al" (Shannon) Calixte all of Fort Wayne; step-son, Joe (Nicole) Galbraith of Fort Wayne; step-daughter, Jamie Galbraith of...
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Dennis Leonard Newman

July 15, 2016

Dennis Leonard Newman, 58, passed away Friday, July 15, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Service is 2 p.m., July 20, 2016 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with calling an hour prior. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the to the family.
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Dorothy J. Ferguson

July 14, 2016

Dorothy J. Ferguson , 90, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in New Kensington, PA, Dorothy graduated from Parnassus High School in New Kensington PA. and Ohio Wesleyan University. She was a secretary with East Allen County Community Schools for many years. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, and a volunteer at the church theater....
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John Lee Chester

July 14, 2016

John Lee Chester, 68, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016. Born in Wolf Lake, Indiana, John graduated from Central High School. He was a Vietnam Era Navy Veteran. He worked with Phelps Dodge and Rae Magnet Wire for a total of 42 years before retiring. John enjoyed being at the lake, traveling, driving, and collecting Pepsi and train memorabilia. He loved his family and the time spent with...
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Lola Melvena Stenger

July 13, 2016

Lola Melvena Stenger, 95, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Melvena was a loving Wife, Mother and Nana. She will be missed dearly by her children John(Judy) Stenger of Fort Wayne, IN, M. Scott(Joy) Stenger of Fishers, IN, Andrew Stenger of Lexington, KY and Maribeth(David) Brown of Kaufman, TX, 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Melvena was preceded in death by her...
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Shari Jeanne Hartman

July 13, 2016

Shari Jeanne Hartman, 66, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, Robert Enders of New Haven, IN; daughter, Rebecca (David) Jones of Indianapolis, IN; siblings, Beverly Genaro of Fort Wayne; Harold James (Dorothy) Hartman, Jr. of Kendalleville, IN; B. Jo (Terry) Growcock of St. Petersburg, FL; John Mike (Kathy) Hartman of Fenton, MO; and Cindy Niles of...
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Wanda M. Chamberlain

July 13, 2016

Wanda M. Chamberlain, 89, entered Heaven on Tuesday July 13, 2016. She is survived by sons, Paul (Lin), Rick (Leslie), David (Julie); daughter-in-law, Glenda Chamberlain; 11 grandchildren and 14 Great grandchildren; and brother George Strong. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul, son Brian, sister Virginia Sunderland and parents George & Stella (Manning) Strong. In lieu of flowers,...
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Steven M. Hill

July 12, 2016

Steven M. Hill, 46, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Steve worked as a mechanical engineer with PHD Inc for 21 years. He was an avid fisherman and golfer. Surviving are his wife, Patti Hill; father, Archie (Mary) HIll of Huntertown, IN; mother, Maryanne Stevenson of Fort Wayne; step-sons, Tyler Moser and Ryan Michels; grandson, Tyler James "TJ" Knepper; ...
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Elizabeth Ann Nickel

July 12, 2016

Elizabeth Ann Nickel, 74, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Batesville, IN, Elizabeth served as a pastor for 15 years at various churches around Fort Wayne. Most recently she ministered at St. Peter's Lutheran Church of Spencerville. Prior to her time as a pastor she worked as an oncology nurse in South Bend. Elizabeth was a member of a local quilting guild and her...
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Gloria D. Farlow

July 12, 2016

Gloria D. Farlow, 83, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Surviving are her sons; Ben (Julie) Farlow; Ken (Laura) Farlow and Doug (Cindy) Farlow; daughters Beth (Larry) Smith and Kay Waters; 13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren; sisters, Sue Murphy; Mary (Glen) Hiss; and Lee Ann (David) Wolfe. Gloria was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce W....
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Jeanne A. Hershberger

July 11, 2016

Jeanne A. Hershberger, 57, passed away Monday, July 11, 2016. She will always be remembered as a great mom. Surviving are her husband, Philip W. Hershberger of Fort Wayne, IN; sons, Philip K. Hershberger and Andrew B. Hershberger, both of Fort Wayne; and brother, John (Chris) Hutchins. Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Dorothy Hutchins. Memorials may be made to the...
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Mary D. Mauch

July 11, 2016

Mary D. Mauch, 85, passed away Monday, July 11, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her 3 sons, Milo (Donna) Patterson of Osceola, IN; Marion (Candace) Patterson of Seattle, WA; and Rory (Julie) Mauch of South Bend, IN; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 5 sisters and 2 brothers . Mary was preceded in death by her parents, and 2 brothers. Private family services will be held at a later date....
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Loretta Warren

July 11, 2016

Loretta Warren , 71, passed away Monday, July 11, 2016 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Bell County, KY, Loretta had been a resident of Fort Wayne for the past 52 years. She started her work career at General Electric and retired in 2009 from Container Corp of America after 22 years of service. She was a member of First Pentecostal Church and a door greeter for many years. Surviving are her...
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William (Bill) P. Rowland

July 10, 2016

William " Bill" P. Rowland , 46, passed away July 10, 2016 at his home in New Haven. Born in New Brunswick, NJ, Bill had been a resident of New Haven, IN. since the age of five. Surviving are his loving wife Robin Rowland and daughter Amy of New Haven, IN; father, William C. Rowland, of Columbia City, IN; mother, Janet Rowland of Fort Wayne, IN; sister, Jennifer (Damon) Muzzy of Columbia City,...
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John L. Spuller

July 10, 2016

John L. Spuller, 91, passed away July 10, 2016. Surviving are his daughter, Sharon (Timothy) Bishop; sons, Jerry (AeSun) Brock; Michael Brock and Steve (Janice) Brock; grandchildren, Andrea (Joe) Corona; Amanda (Michael) Locke and Ashley and Marcia Brock and eight other grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren; brother, Paul (Ellen) Spuller. John...
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Naomi (Nicki) Tazian

July 10, 2016

Naomi "Nicki" Tazian, 80, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016. Nicki was the daughter of the late Bernard and Golda (Mann) Kramer and lived in Fort Wayne her entire life. Surviving is her husband, Zohrab; they were married on September 16,1959 at St. Hagop Armenian Apostolic Church in Beirut, Lebanon. Also surviving are her children, Tina (Marc Schwartz) Tazian, Sona (Frank Catalano) Tazian, Ara...
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Angel Lee

July 9, 2016

Infant, Angel Lee, passed July 9, 2016. She is survived by her mother, Nicole Lee and father, Montrail Moore. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Ave.
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David Mericle

July 9, 2016

David Mericle , 63, passed away July 9, 2016. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Wilma D. Born

July 9, 2016

Wilma D. Born, 93, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Summit City Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Keystone, IN, Wilma was the owner of Wilma's Beauty Den for 40 years, She enjoyed crochet and knitting and an avid reader. Surviving are her son Don Geschwell of Springfield, OH; daughter, Jan (Bill) Forth of Leo, IN; and sister, Midge Hankins, of Bluffton, IN. Wilma was preceded in death...
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Marjorie A. Bauer

July 8, 2016

Marjorie A. Bauer, 77, passed away Friday, July 8, 2016. She worked as a Registrar with Parkview Hospital for 34 years, retiring in 2007. Surviving are her loving husband of 56 years, Harold D. Bauer, Sr. of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Harold "Hal" (Candy) Bauer, Jr. of Leo, IN; daughter, Marla (Joe) Rumschlag of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Kara (Ron) Straessle of Fort Wayne, IN; 14 grandchildren. ...
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Phyllis M. Harrier

July 8, 2016

Phyllis M. Harrier, 90, passed away Friday, July 8, 2016 at Woodview Assisted Living. Surviving are her daughters, Meredith A. Harrier of Pittsburg, PA, Joelyn S. Furr and Laura D. Harrier both of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren Rachel Herrera and Andrew Harrier; great-grandchildren Jacob, Mason, Acayo and Ethan Herrera; sister, Delores J. Frech of Georgia. Phyllis was preceded in death by her...
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Joseph Jereb, Jr.

July 8, 2016

Joseph Jereb Jr, 75, passed away Friday, July 8, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Kane, PA, raised in Bradford PA, he moved to Fort Wayne in 1959 where he met his wife Mary Ann (Rose) who preceded him in death in 2007. Joseph worked at Eckrich meats for 18 years and later retired from Dana Corp. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and was a U S Army...
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Dawn M. Batchelder

July 7, 2016

Dawn M. Batchelder, 48, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016. Surviving are her husband, James Batchelder of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Heather (Nick) Rupley of Fort Wayne, IN; sister, Deb (Lane) Jacquay of Spencerville, IN; brothers, Dennis (Patti) Boyle of Lakeview, AL; Dean Boyle of Richmond, MI; Douglas (Rhonda) Boyle of Fort Wayne, IN; and Shawn (Michele) Boyle of Huntertown, IN. Dawn was...
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Ella (Hartwig) Kart

July 7, 2016

Ella (Hartwig) Kart, 98, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016 at home. Born in Clarence Center, NY, Ella worked as a nurse for many years, retiring in 1969. She was a member of the Agape Church of the Brethren, the Fort Wayne Duplicate Bridge Club and ACBL with rank of Life Master. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling with her husband in Canada and throughout the United States and the...
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Robert (Bob) Morton Foote

July 7, 2016

Robert "Bob" Morton Foote, 89, passed away July 7, 2016. Surviving are his wife Suzanne Colleen Foote of Fort Wayne, IN; sons, Gregory A. (Lois) Foote of Fort Wayne, IN, Michael J. (Janell) Foote of New Paris, IN, Timothy R. (Robin) Foote of New Haven, IN, daughter, Laura S. (Antony) Foote-Leedy of Huntington, IN, and 7 grandchildren . Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and...
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Bruce Shady

July 7, 2016

Bruce Shady, 66, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016. Surviving are his daughter, Adriene (Brian) Johnston of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Layla & Julian Jones; sister, Kathy Shady of Huntertown, IN; brother, Greg (Tita) Shady of Churubusco, IN; sister, Lisa (David) Wright of Fort Wayne, IN; brother, Lenny (Dawn) Shady of Churubusco, IN; lifetime friends, Pierre Longardner and Kenny Pepin;...
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Robert G. Klug

July 7, 2016

Robert G. Klug, 85, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Stroh, IN, Robert worked as a plant manager with Magnavox for 25 years. In recent years, he enjoyed playing bingo with the seniors at Golden Corral. Surviving are his children, Joe (Pam) Klug, James (Raquel) Klug, and Tammy Lombard all of Fort Wayne; 9 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; step-children, Joseph...
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Richard L. Kitchen

July 6, 2016

Richard L. Kitchen, 84, of Springfield, MO, passed away peacefully at home on July 6 ,2016, after 16 years of living with cancer. Richard was united in marriage to Lucille Hubbart on July 12, 1952. In addition to his wife of 64 years, he was blessed with and survived by 4 children; Linda (Joe) Eccher; Richard (Susan) Kitchen, Jr.,; Michael (Linda) Kitchen; and Kathryn Kitchen. He is survived...
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Robert E. Liner

July 6, 2016

Robert E. Liner, 85, passed away Tuesday July, 5, 2016 at 5:10 pm in North Augusta, SC. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Marie Liner, Maineville, OH; a son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Christine Liner, North Augusta, SC; four grandchildren, Tom Covert (Sara), Jeff Covert, C.J. Liner and Paul Liner. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Marie D. Liner...
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Corita M. Brown

July 6, 2016

Corita M. Brown, 88, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at home in Malabar, Florida. Born in Cullom, IL, Corita worked as an administrative assistant with Central Soya for 14 years, retiring in 1993. She enjoyed bowling and golf. Surviving are her sons, David M (Linda) Pierce of Coal City, IL, Daniel E. (Rebecca) Pierce of Decatur, IN and Douglas W. (Wanema) Pierce of Montpelier, IN;...
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Evelyn M. Marks

July 6, 2016

Evelyn M. Marks, known as Susie to many, passed away on July 6, 2016. Surviving are her sons, Rick A. (Joyce) Marks of Big Long Lake, Ind.; daughters, Karen Sue (Dave) Norden of Kendallville, IN. and Tina M. (Robert) Zedaker of Cincinnati, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren. Evelyn was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, James I. Marks Sr.; son, James I. Marks Jr...
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Francis (Lee) Romano

July 6, 2016

Francis "Lee" Romano, 69, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana Lee was the son of the late Vincent and Rosella Romano. He graduated from North Side High School and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from Purdue University. Lee was a Vietnam War Air Force veteran. He worked as a quality engineer with several companies throughout his career. Lee served as...
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Barbara L. Marqueling

July 5, 2016

Barbara L. Marqueling, 58, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Muncie, IN, Barbara was a devoted wife and mother as she enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a member of Northridge Baptist Church. Her greatest passion was her faith and service to the Lord. Surviving are her husband of 32 years, Jack Marqueling of Fort Wayne; her mother, Frances Hughes of Fort...
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Strother Gene Maddox

July 5, 2016

Strother Gene Maddox, 91, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in McHenry, KY, Strother worked as a contract inspector with the Defense Contract Administration for 35 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of St. Joseph United Methodist Church, a U S Air Force Air Traffic Controller during WW II, American Legion Post 47, Southgate/Waynedale Masonic...
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Carlos H. Tiernon

July 4, 2016

Carlos H. Tiernon was born December 15, 1930. Surrounded by his family, he went home to be with the Lord on July 4, 2016. He was respected and dearly loved. He is survived by his wife Joan (Mercer) of nearly 63 years; four sons Ted (Anne), Tim, Tom (Joy) of Fort Wayne, and Terry (Anne Marie) of Fishers, IN; nine grandchildren Todd, Troy (Kelsey), Taylor, Tracey, Emma, Grace, Mikayla, Kyle and...
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Barry L. Heemsoth

July 4, 2016

Barry L. Heemsoth died on Monday, July 4, 2016. Surviving are his children Kirk Heemsoth and Dawn (William) Schwehn; grandchildren Kelsey Schwehn and Kendra (Jordan) Crosby; and sisters Gloria Meyer, Cheryl (Terry) Arney, and Jill Lawson. He was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Naomi Heemsoth and sister Colette Albersmeyer. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that any memorial...
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Mary Jo Juday

July 3, 2016

Mary Jo Juday, 69, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Wolf Lake, IN, Mary worked in the Real Estate industry for many years. Surviving are her sons, Patrick (Amy Schindler) May and Robert (Julie) Pelikan both of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Charity Schindler, Loryn May, Justice Schindler, and Sheena Van Auken. Mary was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Paul E. Dell

July 3, 2016

Paul E. Dell, 75, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Dorothy Dell of New Haven, IN; and son, David Dell of Saint Petersburg, FL. Paul was preceded in death by his son, Steven Dell; and parents, John and Evelyn Dell. Cemetery service is 11:00 am, Monday, July 11, 2016 at Concordia Cemetery Gardens, 5365 Lake Ave. Memorials may be made to Visiting...
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Willie Pearl Hughes

July 3, 2016

Willie Pearl Hughes, 92, passed away July 3, 2016. Born in Sylacauga, AL, she was the daughter of the late John and Mamie King. She is survived by son, James D. Brown; grandchildren, Lea (Steve) Siddall, Ethan Barkley, and Jason (Clarissa) Barkley; great-grandchildren, Tiffany (Josh), Cassie, Dustin, Ronnie, Dylan, Noel, Christian, Thomas, and Shyahna; and 7 great-great-grandchildren, She was...
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Ann Peterson

July 3, 2016

Ann Peterson , 89, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016. She is survived by her sons; Douglas Michael Peterson; David Keith Peterson; daughters, Lora Lynn Sales; Bonnie Jean Scherer; and Susan Ann Stafford; sister, Juanita Calvert; 14 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 7 step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A Peterson; son, Marvin...
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David J. Nusbaum

July 3, 2016

David J. Nusbaum , 76, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, David graduated from Columbia City HS and attended Morehead State and IPFW. He was a salesman with Tokheim, Franklin Electric, IBM, Xerox, D&L Communications, XL Specialty Percussion. David's passion was music and he was an accomplished percussionist. He taught private lessons in his home and mentored and worked...
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Isabella Marie White

July 3, 2016

Isabella Marie White, age 3 years, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. She was born to parents ,Alysa N. Leininger and Bryan White, who survive, on December 3, 2012 in Indianapolis, IN, Also surviving is a sister, Elanna L White, at home and a soon to be future sister; grandparents Michelle (Tim) Lauer, Walter Leininger, Dona White and Michael ...
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Lola M. Pearson

July 3, 2016

Lola M. Pearson , 74, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Christian Care Retirement in Bluffton. Surviving are her sons, Ronnie Cline, James Cline, William Pearson, Adam (Melissa) Pearson; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren with one on the way; sisters, Sandra Ormsby, Mary (Don) Rochefort, Candy (Don) Moringstar; brother, Tom Blair, and Roger (Cindy) Blair. Lola was preceded in death...
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Darell D. Park

July 3, 2016

Darell D. Park, 70, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016 at VA Medical Center. Born in Fort Wayne, Darell was the son of the late Keith and Francis Park. Surviving are his children, Dean (Karen) Park, Patrick (Lila) Park both of Fort Wayne, Denise (Chad) Holloway of Churubusco, grandchildren, Anthony, Blaise, and Dlyan Park, siblings, Joyce (Charlie), Ruth (Harold), Marty, Judy, and Curtis (Sharon)...
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William R. Mefferd

July 3, 2016

William R. Mefferd, 79, passed away July 3, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital. William worked as a Insurance Claims Manager with Cincinnati Insurance Company for 32 years, retiring in 1998. Surviving are his daughter, Michelle L. (Robert) Wendell of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Skylar and Lila Wendell . William was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Marjorie Mefferd, son, Michael D....
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Donald (Don) T. Paden

July 3, 2016

Donald "Don" T. Paden, 75, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 3, 2016. Born on May 25, 1941 in Stilwell, OK, Don was the son of the late Taylor A and Daisy Paden. He graduated from Ozark Bible College where he met his wife Joann Reddick. He was a minister for the Lord for over 50 years. His last church was Montpelier Church of Christ. He loved to preach, teach, and spend time with his...
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Onalee Collins

July 2, 2016

Onalee Collins, 88, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Signature Care Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughter, Ellena (Glen) Stump of Grabill, IN; grandchildren David W. (Kara) Beers, Matthew D. (Betsy) Beers, Michelle L. (Arron) Andreson, Shelly Stump, Sara (Todd) Cozad, 8 great grandchildren. Onalee was preceded in death by her parents Pryor and Armelda Lay, husband, Claude Collins,...
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William J. Martin

July 2, 2016

William J. Martin, 82, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016 in Indianapolis. Surviving are his wife, Patricia A. Martin; daughters, Theresa S. Martin, Brenda L. (Ross) Williams, and Deborah L. Ogden; five grandchildren, Kira Gaskill, Julie Ogden, Nicole, Danielle, and Graham Williams; brother, Harold (Betty) Martin; sisters, Janet (Bill) Swift and Gayle (George) Decker. Bill was preceded in death...
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Robin G. Hooten

July 2, 2016

ROBIN G. HOOTEN, 62, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Indianapolis, Ind., Rob worked as a skilled trades technician with General Motors for 30 years. In his leisure time, Rob enjoyed repairing and restoring classic cars, dreaming up and completing big projects, and enjoying time on his farm in southern Indiana. He will be remembered as a good neighbor, and enjoying the...
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Eloise C. Gonzalez

July 1, 2016

Eloise C. Gonzalez, 79, passed away Friday, July 1, 2016 at Lutheran Life Villages. Surviving are her great-nieces, Christina (Cesar) Becerril, Virginia (Ron) Krick, great-nephew Antonio (Paula) Gonzales Jr., and sister-in-law, Ann Gonzalez. Eloise was preceded in death by her brothers, Felipe and Jose Gonzalez Jr. Memorials may be made to Lutheran Life Villages or National Kidney Foundation...
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Dorothy L. Lucas

July 1, 2016

DOROTHY L. LUCAS, 91, passed away Friday, July 1, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Hunter town, Ind., she was a daughter of the late Vernie and Cecile McComb. Dorothy worked at Byron Health Center for 25 years before her retirement. She attended Huntertown United Methodist Church. She was part of two card clubs (euchre and bridge), quilt clubs, and a home ec club. She had a...
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Peggy L. Fishburn

July 1, 2016

Peggy L. Fishburn, 67, passed away Friday, July 1, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Rochester, IN, Peggy worked as a certified medical assistant with Northeast Ophthalmology, Dr. Al Wick and Dr. Barbara Shroeder. Most recently she worked with Coram Home Infusion. She was a member of First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, and always enjoyed golfing with her husband and friends. Surviving are...
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Gerald (Jerry) Charles Kramer, Jr.

July 1, 2016

Gerald "Jerry" Charles Kramer, Jr. 77, died Friday, July 1, 2016 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born on January 8, 1939 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida he was the son of the late Gerald and Martha Kramer. Gerald graduated from Central Catholic High School, attended Xavier University and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Indiana University. He...
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Patricia Ann Miller

July 1, 2016

Patricia Ann Miller, 76, passed away Friday, July 1, 2016 at her home in Fort Wayne surrounded by her family. Surviving are her husband, Paul "Ed" Miller of Fort Wayne; son, Michael (Susan) Miller of Fort Wayne; daughter, Lori Miller; three grandchildren, Megan, Mark, Amanda; and one brother. Patricia was preceded in death by her daughter, Sherry Ann Miller; and parents, Everett and Lucille Greer...
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Mary Honekamp

June 30, 2016

Mary Honekamp, 75, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Cincinnati, OH, Mary graduated from Seton High School. She was a devoted wife and homemaker. Mary was an active member of St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Mary also enjoyed volunteering for many organizations around the community. Surviving are her husband, Curtis Honekamp of Fort Wayne; son, Ken (Barb)...
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Alvin A. Kosiak

June 30, 2016

Alvin A. Kosiak , 84, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016. He was born in Hazelton, PA, on February 25, 1932. Alvin was the son of the late Andrew and Katryn Kosiak. Surviving are his Spouse, Patricia "Pat" A. Kosiak; son, Austin (Donnia) Kosiak daughters; Jennifer Simonetti, and Margaret (Martyn Blundall) Kosiak; 6 grandchildren, and brother, Stephen Kosiak. Alvin was preceded in death by son...
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Doris M. Leiter

June 30, 2016

Doris M. Leiter, 88, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her sons, Collin Leiter of Fort Wayne, David (Peggy) Leiter of Cardington, OH; sisters, Martha Long of Lexington, SC, and Evelyn (Orvis) Wyman of Chicora, PA. Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Leiter, daughter, Nancy Grubb, sister, Dorothy Sharlow, and brother, John Harr. ...
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Zandra J. Dickmeyer

June 30, 2016

Zandra J. Dickmeyer, 85, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, Scott (Mary) Dickmeyer of Fort Wayne, daughter, Dana (Jeff) Velez of Fort Wayne, grandchildren, Emily Modezjewski and Carson Velez. Zandra was preceded in death by parents Paul and Fleda Scotton, husband, Daniel Dickmeyer, sons, Dennis and Mark Dickmeyer. Private Family Services...
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Revere F. Reese, Jr.

June 28, 2016

Revere F. Reese, Jr., 88, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Revere was a man of strong faith for the Lord. Surviving are his wife, Patsy Reese of Fort Wayne, son, Craig (Deborah) Reese of Roanoke, and grandson, Cale (Lauren) Reese of Fort Wayne. Revere was preceded in death by father, Revere F. Reese, Sr., mother, Guinevere Bauer, and sister, Jane Riley. Memorials may be made to the Allen...
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Jill Hodges

June 28, 2016

Jill Hodges , 45, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at her home in Fort Wayne, Born in Lansing, MI, Jill graduated from Eastern High School and received her Bachelors from Michigan State University. She was an active member of Wallen Baptist Church and enjoyed her time in Bible studies. Jill enjoyed being outdoors, hiking, biking and jogging. Her true passion was her family and caring for her...
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Len Broadnax

June 27, 2016

Len Broadnax , 64, passed away Monday, June 27, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Union Town, AL, Leonard worked as a foreman at Nucor Steel for 34 years, retiring in 2011. He was a member of the Quinn AME Church Union Town AL. He enjoyed gardening, canning and fishing, but his passion was spending time with his family. Surviving are his children Alanda Hood,...
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Grigorios Mangos

June 27, 2016

Grigorios Mangos, 83, passed away Monday, June 27, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Polikerasos, Kastoria, Greece, Grigorios was a master cabinet maker and through the years was employed at Roethele Lumber, Waynedale Lumber, and retired from Key Millwork. Grigorios loved spending time with his family and enjoyed gardening and fishing. He especially cherished time on the soccer field sidelines watching...
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William (Bill) O. Gotschall

June 27, 2016

William "Bill" O. Gotschall, 83, passed away Monday, June 27, 2016 at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Bill graduated from North Side High School and earned his bachelors in electrical engineering from Purdue University. He was a Vietnam War Era Army Veteran. Bill worked with Magnavox for 25 years, retiring in 1993. He was a member of Mount Calvary Lutheran...
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Tom F. Jackson

June 27, 2016

Tom F. Jackson, 81, passed away Monday, June 27, 2016 at Heritage Park Health Care Center. Tom was a salesman in the Automotive Dept of Sears for 25 years. Surviving are his daughters, Judith and Amy Jackson. Tom was preceded in death by his parents Warren W. and Margaret E. Jackson, wife, Lois A. Smith, brother, Ned Jackson, half brother, Robert Jackson. Memorials may be made to the Heart...
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Elizabeth (Betty) Mitchell

June 26, 2016

Elizabeth "Betty" Mitchell , 96, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016. Surviving are several neices and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis "George" Mitchell; brothers, Clarence Jr., William, Jack, and Richard Flory; sisters, Geraldine VOlz, Bernadette Patton, Rita Chapman, and Maxine Welklin.
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Eleanor Zook

June 26, 2016

Eleanor R. Zook, 94, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016. She is survived by her husband of 75 years, Harold, daughter Ruth (Michael) Brescia of Arlington, MA, son Vaughn (Carol) Zook of Fort Wayne, and granddaughter Barbara Brescia of Arlington, MA. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter Catherine Brescia.
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Kenneth R. White, Jr.

June 25, 2016

Kenneth R. White Jr., 40, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital. Surviving are his sisters, Kathleen (Jason) Dunfee and Kerry White both of Fort Wayne, IN. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents Kenneth Sr. and Martha White. Funeral Service is 10:00 am, Friday, July 1, 2016 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with calling one hour...
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