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Florence Isaacs

December 17, 2018

Florence Isaacs, age 91, passed away surrounded by loved ones and loving care on December 17, 2018 at Parkview Hospice in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born October 12, 1927 to the late Earl and Dorothy Knight. Florence attended a secretarial school, where she was known for her skills with grammar and shorthand. She worked at General Electric before starting her own family with her husband, John. They...
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Anthony (Tony) Takacs

December 15, 2018

Anthony "Tony" Takacs, 78, passed away on December 15, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on June 4, 1940. He was the son of the late Joseph Takacs and Catherine Frye. Tony served our country's armed forces in the US Airforce and was honorably discharged in 1962. Outside of his military service, he started his career with International Harvester and quickly transitioned to being a...
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Kathryn A. Busche

December 15, 2018

Kathryn A. Busche, 90, passed away December 15, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Amos and Bertha Garrison of South Whitley, IN. She enjoyed baking, especially pies and cinnamon rolls, and also known for her fudge. She is survived by her son, David C. Busche of Fort Wayne, daughter, Rhonda (Timothy) Scott, of Huntertown, grandsons, Eric Scott of Midland, Texas, and Mitchell Scott of...
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Louise (Dewey) Gaunt

December 15, 2018

Louise "Dewey" Gaunt, 94, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Kingston Care in Fort Wayne. She was born to the late Carl and Esther Lotter. She was a 1942 graduate of North Side High School and was proud to be a North Side Redskin. Louise worked for L.S. Ayers for 30 years, retiring in 1997. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Above all, she was a devoted wife and mother....
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Richard Gene (Rich) Berndt

December 13, 2018

Richard Gene "Rich" Berndt, passed surrounded by family on December 13, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on September 5, 1971, the son of the late Albert and Rosa Berndt. Rich worked as a laborer at Tippmann Industrial Products. Rich was an Indianapolis Colts fan, and enjoyed taking fishing trips with the boys. In his spare time he worked on cars and guns. Surviving are his sons, Matthew...
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Tori Lynn Andress

December 13, 2018

Tori Lynn Andress, 19, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018 in Huntington County. She was born in Fort Wayne, to Jonathan and Rona Andress. She was a 2018 graduate of Wayne High School and was involved in the marching band where she played the quads. She was ranked 4th in her class. She was very talented and her talent came natural to her. She was an avid Chicago Cubs and Tennessee Titans fan....
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Martha D. Davenport

December 13, 2018

Martha D. Davenport, 92 passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the Lutheran Life Villages South Anthony. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Ray E. and Tressie F. Davenport and was a lifetime resident. She graduated from South Side High School in 1944 and attended Indiana University. Martha worked at GE for 16 years and at Lincoln Life for 12 years. She was a member of Simpson United...
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Stephanie B. Sienkiewicz

December 12, 2018

Stephanie B Sienkiewicz, 95, passed away on December 12, 2018 at St. Anne's Home. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on Februrary 3, 1923, the daughter of the late Alex and Stella Sienkiewicz. She worked at GTE for over 36 years as a telephone operator. She was a member of St. Jude's Catholic Church. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening. Surviving are her nieces and nephews; Mike (Jo) Sienk,...
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Jeanetta M. Wagner

December 12, 2018

Jeanetta M. Wagner, 102, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Bethlehem Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Wells County, IN to the late John and Altha Payne She was a member of Grace Brethren Church and worked for GTE for 26 years, retiring in 1978. After retirement, she sold Avon for 25 years. She enjoyed playing the organ at the Wawasee Lakeside Chapel...
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James F. Horgan

December 11, 2018

James F. Horgan, 92, resident of St. Pete Beach, Fla., and Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg, Fla. Born May 30, 1926 in St. Louis, Mich., he was a son of the late Daniel and Bernice (O'Melia) Horgan. James graduated from St. Louis High School in Michigan and served in the U.S. Army. He furthered his education at the University of...
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Harold P. (John) Fesler

December 11, 2018

Harold P. "John" Fesler, 77, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Parkview Hospice in Fort Wayne. He was born in Martinsville, IN to the late Harold M. and Wahneta E. Fesler. He was head of security at Ivy Tech Community College until his retirement. He proudly volunteered for the St. Joe Township Fire Department for 20 years and served as chief for 8 years. He was a member of Our Lady of...
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Adele C. Nelson

December 10, 2018

Adele C. Nelson, 84, of Fort Wayne, passed away December 10, 2018 at Dupont Hospital. Born in Chicago Heights, IL, Del was a proud graduate of Bloom High School and Grinnell College, where she made and kept close friends until this day. She met her husband, Kent, while a teacher in Hammond, IN, and they married in 1959. They had 3 children whom they adored, and moved to Fort Wayne in 1965...
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Elvira M. Bentley

December 10, 2018

Elvira M. Bentley, 92, of Lake of the woods, Hudson, IN passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018 at her residence. Mrs. Bentley was born on September 30, 1926 in Fort Wayne, IN to Edward F. and Velma D. (Fiegel) Romary. She graduated from Northside High School in Fort Wayne. On November 14, 1952, she married Hubert Charles Bentley at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Angola, IN. Elvira retired...
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Helen J. Shady

December 10, 2018

Helen J. Shady, 94, passed away Monday, December 10, 2018 in her residence. She was born in Fort Wayne to the late Charles and Margaret Metzler. She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and was a member of The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception. She worked for Oster Manufacturing for 25 years. She was a faithful wife and mother. Surviving are her husband of 71 and a half years, Ronald F...
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Wanda Jacobson

December 10, 2018

Wanda Jacobson, 90, passed away peacefully December 10, 2018. Wanda Louise (Pearson) Jacobson was born on April 20, 1928 in Marion, Indiana to the late Theodore and Pauline Pearson. She was a graduate of Marion High School. During her life she lived in Wabash, Warsaw, and Fort Wayne, Indiana. Wanda was a very active person in social and civic organizations, including the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority...
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Paul E. Steele

December 10, 2018

Rev. Dr. Paul E. Steele, 85 passed away Monday December 10, 2018 at the Heritage Pointe of Fort Wayne. He was born in South Bend, Indiana to the late Floyd and Bertha Steele. He was a Pastor with the United Methodist Church for 39 years, serving various towns in northern Indiana, including Bethany United Methodist Church of Fort Wayne, and retiring in 1995. He is survived by his daughter Jennifer...
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Edith Ann Dickerhoof

December 10, 2018

Edith Ann Dickerhoof, 82 passed away December 10, 2018 at Heritage Pointe Communities of Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on May 16, 1936 to the late Elmer and Virginia Gutman, and has been a lifetime resident. Edith graduated from North Side High School in 1954. Edith was a devoted member of Brookside Community Church for many years and also volunteered at Hope Alive. She enjoyed...
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Markeis Lamar Leslie

December 9, 2018

Markeis Lamar Leslie was born July 30, 1989 in Milwaukee, WI. He was the loving son of LaRhonda Bryant and Walter Leslie Jr. Markeis graduated from Northrop High School.He had a strong steady church upbringing at True Love Missionary Baptist Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was faithfully involved in the youth choir, Junior Deacons, youth usher board, and other church curriculum. Markeis...
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Kenneth Wayne Atteberry

December 9, 2018

Kenneth Wayne Atteberry, 67, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on December 9, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 14, 1950, the son of the late William Atteberry and Phyllis Reeves. Ken served in the US Army from 1970 to 1972 having been given a national defense service medal as well as sharpshooter. He worked as a lineman for Verizon/GTE until his retirement in...
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Nancy L. Krauskopf

December 9, 2018

Nancy L. Krauskopf, 75, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne to Noah and Bernice Humbarger. She graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School and was a 1965 graduate of Ball State University where she earned her associates degree from the Miller College of Business. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church and the...
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Kenneth Wayne Atteberry

December 9, 2018

Kenneth Wayne Atteberry, 67, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on December 9, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 14, 1950, the son of the late William Atteberry and Phyllis Reeves. Ken served in the US Army from 1970 to 1972 having been given a national defense service medal as well as sharpshooter. He worked as a lineman for Verizon/GTE until his retirement in...
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Samuel Tubbs

December 7, 2018

Samuel Tubbs, 79, passed away on December 7, 2018. Born November 29, 1939 in Newbern, Ala., He is survived by his children; Ronald Tubbs, Bernita Tubbs, Janice (Ken)Tubbs Lewis; siblings, Mary Fields, Roosevelt Tubbs, David Tubbs, and Albert Tubbs; 3 grandchildren; He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister. Funeral service will be held Friday, December 14, 2018 at 11...
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Dwight E. Siela

December 7, 2018

Dwight E. Siela, 89, passed away on December 7, 2018. He was born in Wells County, IN on December 18, 1928, the son of the late Leo and Emma Siela. Dwight was a member of Markle Church of Christ and always very active in his church community. He worked at Nipsco for 36 years, and retired as a supervisor. Dwight was a sports fan of many varieties, basketball, baseball, softball and golf. He loved...
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Kathy Ann Dunkin

December 6, 2018

KATHY ANN DUNKIN, 66, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at her home. Born on Sept. 28, 1952 in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Anna Dilley. Kathy loved spending time with her family and grandchildren and finding great deals at garage sales. Kathy is survived by her daughter, Sara (Brian) Gerig; sons, Brian (Lisa) Dunkin and Tim (Sarah) Dunkin; and four...
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David L. Ray

December 6, 2018

David L. Ray, 74, passed away on December 6, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on April 4, 1944, the son of the late Chester and Flossie Ray. David served in the US Navy for over three years and was honorably discharged in 1967. He worked at Prairie Farms formally known as Allen Dairy as a machine operator for a number of years. David was a lifetime member the Southwest Conservation Club where...
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Betty Marie Welch

December 6, 2018

Betty Marie Welch, 97, passed away on December 6, 2018. She was born in Fort Wayne on June 24, 1921, the daughter of the late Ed and Anna Minneker. She attended South Side High School and was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church. Betty was a long time member of the Dorcas Quilting Circle at Trinity English Lutheran Church. She was a passionate follower of golf, avid reader, and loved...
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Kimberly Kay McCagg

December 5, 2018

Kimberly Kay McCagg, age 47, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on December 5, 2018. Kim was born on April 16, 1971 in Fort Wayne, IN to Jerry L. and Patricia (Hendricks) McCagg. She worked as a server in the food industry. Kim loved spending time with her grandchildren and family. She enjoyed cooking, shopping, and holiday festivities. Survivors include her son, David (Trisha Jean Caras Floresca...
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Anne E. Foelber

December 5, 2018

Anne E Foelber, 91, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. She was born in Sharon, PA on March 10, 1927, the daughter of the late Rev. Andrew and Anna Hvizdak. Anne last worked as Executive Secretary to the President of ITT Co., Aerospace Division in Fort Wayne. Anne was a member of First Assembly of God in Fort Wayne, Hope of Israel Congregation in Valparaiso, IN and the Valparaiso...
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Gaylord Roland Gaines

December 4, 2018

Gaylord Roland Moore Gaines, age 71, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at his residence. He was born on August 22, 1947 in Fort Wayne, IN to Frederick S. and Reola C. (Williams) Moore. Gaylord graduated from Central High School and then continued his education at Ivy tech Community College where he earned multiple Associate degrees to include Computer Programming...
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Richard (Dick) Smith

December 4, 2018

Richard "Dick" Smith, 81, peacefully joined his heavenly father on Tuesday, Dec. 4 2018, surrounded by his family. He was the loving and devoted husband of Joyce Smith and father of 4 children. Born on March 30, 1937 in Iron Mountain, MI. Dick was the son of Clarence and Agnes Smith and brother of Gene. Raised in Fort Wayne, IN, he graduated from Central High School in 1955. Dick toured the...
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J. Michael O'Hara

December 2, 2018

J. Michael O'Hara, 90, passed away peacefully, Sunday, December 2, 2018, at the hour of Divine Mercy. He was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan on October 25, 1928, the son of the late Dr.Martin Patrick and Fern (Smith) O'Hara. He married Sally Ann Berghoff on November 5, 1955, she preceded him in death on December 25, 2017. Mike received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame in...
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Gary L. Gumbert

December 2, 2018

Gary L. Gumbert peacefully passed on Sunday, December 2, 2018, Gary L. Gumbert, loving husband to Karen Gumbert and father of five children, passed away at the age of 72. He was surrounded by his family and childhood friend John McLaughlin at Parkview Regional Hospital. Gary was born on March 10, 1946 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Paul and Emma (Baron) Gumbert. Born and raised in Fort Wayne,...
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Robert Charles "Bob" Ross

December 2, 2018

My hero's journey is over on earth and a new one begin. I'm forever grateful I got to walk by his side along the way. Robert Charles "Bob" Ross, 75 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away December 2, 2018. He was born February 3, 1943 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Roy and Marguerite (Williams) Ross. Bob was a Fort Wayne South Side High School graduate in 1961 where he participated in football and track. He...
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John C. Stabler, Jr.

December 2, 2018

John C. Stabler Jr., age 71, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Stabler was born on July 23, 1947 in Lansing, MI to the late John C. Sr., and Dorothy Dean (Krepps) Stabler. He graduated from Sexton High School in Lansing, MI. John served his country honorably with the United States Army during the Vietnam War era. John worked in manufacturing for...
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Kathleen (Kathy) Donley

December 2, 2018

Kathleen "Kathy" Donley, 64, passed away on December 2, 2018 after suffering from diabetes and kidney failure. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on September 7, 1954, the daughter of the late John and Marion Kloer. Kathy was a graduate of North Side high school. She then went to work for Dana Corporation until 1988 when she purchased the River Tavern. Kathy met her husband, Mike in 1988 and spent a...
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Leroy Frederick Hettinger, Jr.

December 1, 2018

Leroy Frederick Hettinger, Jr.61, passed on from this world on December 1, 2018. He was born in Ft. Wayne to the Late Leroy F. and Lois Joan (Mitten) Hettinger, Sr. Leroy loved his family, loved to roller skate and was very good at it. He was our "Santa" and he had a great sense of humor. He leaves behind his loving partner Dora Curry; son Bradley S. Hettinger; daughter, Melissa Hettinger and...
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Cornelius Dewayne Patterson

December 1, 2018

Infant Cornelius Dewayne Patterson passed away December 1, 2018. He is survived by his parents Amber Sims and Cardell Patterson Sr. Services handled by D.O. McComb and Sons.
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Joan Retha (Snyder) Klenke

December 1, 2018

Joan Retha (Snyder) Klenke age 88 of Fort Wayne was called home by her Savior on Saturday December 1st. She was the eldest daughter of James and Alma (Vanhorn) Snyder. She graduated with the class of 1948 from Central High School. She worked for Fort Wayne Paint and Wallpaper Company, then Lincoln National Life Insurance Company. In 1991 she retired from the office of Dr. Gregory Stouder...
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Sharon G. Ellis

November 30, 2018

Sharon G. Ellis, 79, passed away 30 November 2018, with her daughter by her side. She was born to the late William and Lillian Greek in Kunkle, OH. Sharon will be remembered for her sense of humor, smile, and her laugh. She loved to have fun and never met a stray that she didn't want to rescue. She is survived by her daughter Jessica (Lawrence); sisters, Christine and Victoria and niece,...
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Josephine J. Romano

November 30, 2018

Josephine J. Romano, 100, passed away Friday, November 30, 2018 at Greystone Health and Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne. Arrangements entrusted to D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Homes.
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William (Bill) Peter Zabel

November 30, 2018

William "Bill" Peter Zabel (Garbini), 74 of Fort Wayne, Ind., went to the great theater organ in heaven on Friday November 30, 2018. Bill worked for Tokheim and was the founder of Z-Tronics, Inc., inventing, manufacturing and selling electronic relays for pipe organs. He was a long-time board member of the Manor Park Association. He was a charter member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. ...
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Lynn Barva

November 30, 2018

Lynn Barva, age 59, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Barva was born on September 5, 1959 in Fort Wayne, son of Edward Joseph Barva and Ollie Mae (Kessinger) Vought. On September 4, 1981, Lynn married Mary Jordan in Fort Wayne. Lynn loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Mary Barva, sons; Jeremy...
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William (Bill) Zabel

November 30, 2018

William "Bill" Peter Zabel (Garbini), 74 of Fort Wayne, Ind., went to the great theater organ in heaven on Friday November 30, 2018. Bill worked for Tokheim and was the founder of Z-Tronics, Inc., inventing, manufacturing and selling electronic relays for pipe organs. He was a long-time board member of the Manor Park Association. He was a charter member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. ...
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Daniel Nelson

November 30, 2018

Daniel J. Nelson, 61, passed away November 30, 2018 at home. He was born June 21, 1957 to George Nelson and Helenanne (Nelson) Jefferson in Marion, IN. Dan went to Marion High School graduating in 1975. He then moved to Fort Wayne to go to Interstate Technical Institute. Dan worked at Shambaugh as a service manager and Regional Safety Manager for 23 years. He was a member of Plumbers and...
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Thomas P. (Tom) Burlage

November 29, 2018

Thomas P. "Tom" Burlage, 87, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Presence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla, IN. He was born in Kenton, OH to the late Edmund W. and Ina C Burlage. He was a 1949 graduate of Central Catholic High School and served honorably in the United States Navy. Tom worked for the Fort Wayne Parks Department until his retirement then worked for Dentech Dental for 15 years. He...
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Patricia Ann House

November 29, 2018

Patricia Ann House, 82 passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Golden Years Nursing Home in Fort Wayne, IN. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne. Patricia graduated from Central Catholic High School. She was a faithful member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Patricia worked at F.H Landsenkamp Refrigeration and Heating, Anthony Wayne Bank and 22 years a Lincoln Life Insurance...
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Rose M. Watson

November 29, 2018

Rose M. Watson, 78, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Presence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla, Indiana. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Russell Leo and Cathern H. Stockert. She loved spending time with her dog. She loved her children and was very hard-working. She had a giving spirit and gave what she had. Surviving are her children, Donald (Beth) Watson, Ronald Watson, Cathern...
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Nancy L. Carney

November 29, 2018

Nancy L. Carney, 72, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late William A.M. and Lucile M. Carney. She graduated from Brentwood and received her Bachelor's in general studies from IPFW. She was a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church and was an avid reader. Nancy was very outgoing and was all around a happy...
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Margaret D. Coleman

November 28, 2018

Margaret D. Coleman, 85 of New Haven, IN passed away November 28, 2018. She was born June 3, 1933 in Passaic, NJ to the late Max and G. Dora (Walther) Bahr. She was graduate of Fort Wayne Northside High School. Margaret was a Secretary for the Fort Wayne Community Schools 21 years, retiring in 1987. She was a former member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, a lifelong member of the Fort Wayne...
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Ronald L. Gilbert

November 27, 2018

Ronald L. Gilbert, age 69, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Mr. Gilbert was born on June 26, 1949, in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Lawrence and Hildred (Hanes) Gilbert. He graduated from Northside High School in Fort Wayne. Ron served his country honorably with the United States Navy as a corpsman. He obtained a bachelor's degree...
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Laura Elizabeth Larkin

November 26, 2018

Laura Elizabeth Larkin, 33 passed away at her home in Fort Wayne, IN. Monday November 26, 2018. She was born in Denver Colorado and moved to Fort Wayne in 2000. Laura graduated from Homestead HS in 2003 and earn her Bachelors in Creative Writing for Taylor University of Fort Wayne In. She was a project manager with JH Specialty of Fort Wayne. She is survived by her twin daughters Cora and Lucy...
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Marilyn June Alvather

November 25, 2018

Marilyn June Alvather, 88, has ended her earthly walk and joined her Lord Jesus Christ in heaven for her eternal life. She was welcomed into Heaven on November. 25th 2018. Marilyn was born on June 30th 1930 to her parents Ellen and Royce Rider. She married the love of her life Donald Louis Alvather on Christmas Day 1951. Together they shared life and love for 66 years. They raised two...
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Marilyn L. Wilkins

November 25, 2018

Marilyn L. Wilkins, 89, passed away November 25, 2018. Born May 25, 1929 in Fort Wayne, IN to Leo Theodore and Elsie Louise Baker. She married James Donald Wilkins in Fort Wayne on June 10, 1950. Marilyn graduated from Elmhurst High School. Early in her career she worked at Sears. Later, she and Jim acquired Country House Draperies on US 27 South. They provided window treatments and draperies in...
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Hilda G. Kimmel

November 25, 2018

Hilda G. Kimmel, 99, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 25, 2018. She was born in Allen County to the late Logan and Vida Chester. She worked United Farm Bureau Insurance Company and was a life-long member of Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church. She enjoyed dancing and playing cards. Surviving are her children, Trudy A. Feasel and Gwen E. Stickler; three grandchildren; four great...
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Colleen E. Fleck

November 25, 2018

Colleen E. Fleck, 90, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 25, 2018 in her residence. She was born in Toledo, OH to the late Ernest and Ruth Shank. She enjoyed cross-word puzzles and gardening. She was a devout wife and mother and cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving are her children, David (Linda) Fleck, Tom Fleck, Jim (Willa) Fleck, Cheryl (Tim) Gaskill, and Sandra ...
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Donna Porter

November 25, 2018

Donna Porter, 73, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018 surrounded by her family at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in New Kensington, PA, Donna worked for Fort Wayne Community Schools until her retirement. She was a devout wife and mother and cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Clifford Porter; children, Jennifer (Scott...
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Douglas Martin

November 24, 2018

Douglas Martin, 41, passed away November 24, 2018. He is survived by 2 daughters, 7 siblings, his mother, Jacqueline King, many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. Funeral Service will be 2:00pm Friday, December 7, 2018 with visitation one hour prior at Mungovan Simple.
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Curtis T. Barker

November 24, 2018

Curtis T. Barker, 97 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away November 24, 2018. He was born June 22, 1921 in Cove, Arkansas to the late Corwin C. and Pearl (Hadaway) Barker. Curtis was a retired Truck Driver for J.A.T. He married the love of his life April 11, 1945 Gladys and he now joins her as she preceded him in death. He proudly served in the U S Army Air Corp during WWII and the Korean War. His...
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Vivian J. Albert

January 24, 1930 - November 23, 2018

Vivian J. Albert, 88, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018 at home. Born in Culver, IN, Vivian was the daughter of the late Arthur and Velma (nee Zechiel) Hatten. She married the late Vaughn Albert on October 16, 1949. Together they were dedicated members of churches wherever they lived, singing in and supporting the choirs. Vivian worked 20 years at Lincoln National Life Insurance Co.,...
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Diana J. Fark

November 27, 1940 - November 23, 2018

Diana J. Fark, 77, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. She was born on November 27, 1940, in Portland, IN to Mike J. and Elnora M. (Hannon) Hart. Diana married William C. Fark on December 30, 1957 in Angola, IN. She worked for Fort Wayne Wire and Die for many years in the repair department. Diana was a member of Risen Savior Church...
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Brenda Jean (BJ) Otis

November 22, 2018

Brenda Jean "BJ" Otis, 78 of Hoagland, IN passed away November 22, 2018. She was the Manager for Sycamore Hills Turning Point for a number of years. BJ loved to sew, cook, loved barbeque, her dogs, the Kansas City Chiefs and Rock Music. She is survived by her children, Carol (Jim) Cleek, Kelley (Steve) Sobell, Shannon (Paul) Gregory, Morgan (Jeremey) Sims, Wes (Michelle) Otis, she was a...
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Ryan David Millhouse

April 5, 1990 - November 20, 2018

Ryan David Millhouse, 28, passed away on November 20, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne IN on April 5, 1990. Ryan was a 2008 graduate of Carroll High School. He went on to obtain his Associate's Degree in Fire Science from Vincennes University. Ryan enjoyed being around people and had a servant's heart. He served as a volunteer fire fighter, had his EMT certificate, and loved working security jobs....
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Domonique D. Pollard

November 19, 2018

DOMONIQUE D. POLLARD, 36, passed away on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, joining her brother Lawrence Crenshaw in Paradise. Surviving are her sons, Dominic and Donovyn Pollard; mother Ruthe Crenshaw; father, Ramone Beasley; sisters, Jasmine Crenshaw, Erica Gabet, and Tee Cook. Service is 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at Mungovan Simple Funeral Home, 2114 S. Calhoun St., 46802, with viewing beginning at 1...
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John C. Barnes

November 5, 2018 - November 19, 2018

John C. Barnes, 88, of Hudson, IN passed away on Monday, November 19, 2018 at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn, IN. Mr. Barnes was born on July 27, 1930 in Fort Wayne, IN to Harold Simon and Ruth Lucille (Thain) Barnes. John graduated from Southside High School in Fort Wayne. He served his country honorably with the United States Army. On October 15, 1960, he married Mary Jo at St. Lukes Lutheran...
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Nancy E. Chamberlin Hoffman

November 19, 2018

Nancy E. Chamberlin Hoffman, 82, passed away November 19, 2018. She was born in Wheeling, West Virginia on January 26, 1936, the daughter of the late James and Kathryn Chamberlin. Nancy moved with her family as a young child from West Virginia to Indiana. Nancy worked in real estate for over 40 years, beginning at Century 21/Bradley and eventually owned her own appraisal company. Nancy was a...
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Evan F. Pauly

November 18, 2018

Evan Pauly, 60, of Fort Wayne, passed Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Townehouse nursing facility, after many months of suffering the effects of a stroke that occurred during a routine cardiac catheterization procedure at Lutheran Hospital. Evan is survived by his mother Evelyn, brothers Thomas of CA and George of NC, nephews and a grandniece. His father Leonard passed in 1967 and sister Florence...
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Ellen M. VanAuken

November 18, 2018

Ellen M. VanAuken, 88, passed away Sunday November 18, in Auburn, Indiana. She was born in Auburn, Indiana to the late Howard L. and Mina P. (Mitchell) Carper. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church Ft Wayne and the manager of Nobbson's Clothing store in 1983. She loved her family and many friends; was active at the church, an avid quilter and eager to help anyone with a sewing project. ...
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Paul Stephen (Steve) Miller

November 18, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Paul Stephen ("Steve") Miller announces his sudden passing after complications to cancer, early Sunday, November 18, 2018, in Fort Wayne at the age of 71. Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Steve attended Most Precious Blood grade school and Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne. He earned his bachelor's degree in economics and philosophy at Marian...
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David E. Sitcler

November 17, 2018

David E. Sitcler passed away November 17, 2018 at the age of 55. He is survived by his son Steven, grandson Coltyn, daughter-in-law Shantel Capps, and brother Dennis.
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David L. Smith

November 16, 2018

David L. Smith, 54, passed away on November 16, 2018. He was born on October 10, 1964. He worked as an auto mechanic for most of his working career. David enjoyed camping and spending time outdoors. Surviving are his spouse of 29 years, Jeff Kimmel; siblings, Kenneth Smith, Roger Smith, Paula Work, Mark Smith; honorary daughter, Dawn Arnett; grandson, Devan Arnett; mother, Mary "Ann" Smith; and...
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Joshua Lynn Parsons

November 16, 2018

Joshua Lynn Parsons, 29, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018 at his residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Josh was a 2007 graduate of Homestead High School and received his associate's degree from Sinclair Community College in Automotive Training. He enjoyed auto cross racing and fishing and loved spending time with his pets. He is survived by his mother, Karen (Stroud)...
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Anne M. Crew

November 15, 2018

Anne M. Crew, 59, passed away on November 15, 2018 after a long battle with MS and cancer. Anne worked as a phlebotomist for many years at Lutheran Hospital, and also worked as a daycare provider. She is survived by her husband, David Crew; daughters, Krysten and Brittany Crew; grandchildren, Kenyon, Grayson, and Allee West; siblings, Mike (Loretta) Huston, Jim Huston, John Huston, and Susan ...
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Carmen Amelia Liechty

October 16, 1941 - November 15, 2018

On Thursday, November 15, 2018, Carmen Amelia Liechty, loving wife and mother of three children, passed away at home at the age of 77. Carmen was born in 1941 in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico to Jesús and Leonor (Santiago) Colón. She received her practical nursing diploma in 1964 and worked as a licensed practical nurse in Aibonito, Puerto Rico. On June 6, 1970, she married John Daniel Liechty...
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Jack E Kling

November 15, 2018

JACK E. KLING, 86 passed away at his home in Fort Wayne, IN surrounded by his family, on Thursday, November, 15, 2018. He was born in Warsaw IN to the late Dewey I and Leona Kling. Jack was a US Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War. He worked a General Electric for over 30 years. Jack was a member of the I.U.E 901 and former Assistant Steward and a former member of the Southside Church of...
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Robert Elmo (Bob) Stalcup

November 15, 2018

Robert Elmo "Bob" Stalcup, beloved husband and father, passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at the age of 91 years, 8 months, and 27 days. He was born on February 19, 1927, in Greene County, Indiana, to Charles B. and Zelda M. (Blaker) Stalcup Osburn. Bob attended Purdue University, where he received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1950 and his master's degree some...
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Glenn Albert Wolff

November 14, 2018

Glenn Albert Wolff, 81, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 in his residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Glenn served honorably in the United States Army. He worked as an electrician and could do just about anything. He was a member of the Lyons Club and St. Peter's Lutheran Church. He truly enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family. He is survived by his...
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Tammy Jo Brecht

November 14, 2018

Tammy Jo Brecht, 55, passed away November 14, 2018. She was born in Angola, IN on August 21, 1963. Tammy graduated from IVY Tech as an LPN. She worked in Home Health care for several years and enjoyed working with the elderly, retiring from Bright Star. Tammy voluntarily worked for the VFW and American Legion and was an active member of both. She was passionate about helping veterans and their...
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Richard L. Henry

November 14, 2018

Richard L. Henry, 65, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Parkview Randallia in Fort Wayne. He is survived by his mother, Donna Henry; daughters, Jamie (Kyle) Kindell and Jennifer Henry; son Jonathan Henry; four grandchildren; and sister, Pam (Joe) Piepenbrink. He was also preceded in death by his father, Perry Henry. There will be no services. To sign the online...
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Richard Eugene Haire, Jr.

November 14, 2018

Richard Eugene Haire Jr., age 58, of Avilla, IN, died on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Lutheran Life Villages due to a long battle of cancer. He was born March 24, 1960, to Richard Eugene Haire SR. and P. Joann (Nickolson) Haire in Fort Wayne, IN. Richard graduated from Carroll High School in 1978. He went to Ravens Croft Beauty College to obtain his Cosmetology License. He loved to take...
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Kjell Pedersen

November 14, 2018

Kjell Pedersen, 84, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully and entered eternal life on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Kingston of Dupont, surrounded by friends and family and his beloved sweetheart, Nancy, of 62 years. Kjell retired from International Navistar after 38 years as a Sr. Project Development Engineer. He was born February 11, 1934 in Oslo, Norway and was the son of the late Erling and...
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Joyce R. Wheeler

November 13, 2018

Joyce R. Wheeler, 76 of Ft. Wayne passed away November 13, 2018. She was the daughter of Henry Mowery and Beatrice (Thurman) Spicer and was born on August 2, 1942 in Cleveland, TN. Joyce served as a CNA for most of her working career. She is survived by her mother, Beatrice Spicer, children, Dale Hoover, Frank Beery, Dawn Kolbe, James Wheeler, Brett Wheeler, 14 grandchildren, 7 great...
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Margaret (Marge) Couch

November 12, 2018

Margaret (Marge) Couch, 96, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away peacefully on November 12, 2018. She was born on October 18, 1922 to the late Henry and Catherine (Reicher) Debald in Michigan City, IN. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Fort Wayne. She was past president of the St. Vincent Rosary Society and involved with church and school activities. She also volunteered for 23 years...
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Sally L. (Schummer) Pierce

November 11, 2018

Sally L. (Schummer) Pierce, 87, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Ashton Creek Health and Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Sally worked at Fort Wayne State Developmental Center for 27 years as an executive secretary. She was very kind hearted and gracious and was passionate about reading. Above all she was a devoted wife and mother and loved spending time with her...
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Donald R. Ferguson

November 11, 2018

Donald R. Ferguson, 80 of Fort Wayne passed away following a long illness on Sunday, 11 November 2018 on Veterans Day at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home. Born – January 10, 1938, in Fort Wayne, Don was the son of the late Robert & Leila (Gordon) Ferguson. Don graduated Central High School in 1956. Served in the U.S. Army at Fort Knox, KY, from 1961 to 1963. Earned a B.S. degree in Math and...
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Harper Sue-Ann Gamble

November 10, 2018

Infant Harper Sue-Ann Gamble, passed away November 10, 2018. She is survived by parents Kevin and Allison Gamble.
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Thomas A. Hetrick

November 10, 2018

Thomas A. Hetrick, age 66, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Mr. Hetrick was born on September 26, 1952 in Fort Wayne, IN to Clayton and Roberta (Guethe) Hetrick. Tom attended North Side High School. He served his country honorably with the United States Army National Guard. On August 30, 1975, he married Judy...
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Jane Kipling

November 10, 2018

Jane Kipling, 55, passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2018 in Westfield, IN. A kind and gentle soul, she was the beloved daughter of Homer and Charlotte Kipling and was happiest when surrounded by family. She was an avid fan of anything created by Disney and most enjoyed working with puzzles, coloring, or Legos. A native and longtime resident of Fort Wayne, Jane moved to central Indiana in...
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Kathy Kalinichenko

November 10, 2018

Kathy Kalinichenko, 96, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Arrangements entrusted to D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Homes.
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Stella M. Overbay

November 10, 2018

Stella M. Overbay, 87, passed away on November 10, 2018 at Grey Stone Health and Rehab. She was born in Bell County, Kentucky on May 20, 1931, the daughter of the late Dexter and Maggie Lloyd. Stella retired from Magnavox after 17 years of employment. Stella and her husband, Roosevelt "Rose" retired to Tennessee for 16 years prior Stella's return to Fort Wayne after her husband's passing. ...
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Micheline (Mimi) MacMillan

November 9, 2018

MICHELINE "MIMI" MacMILLAN, passed away on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Born and raised in New Jersey, she was a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University and worked at Bendix Aviation in Teter boro, N.J. After marriage, she moved with her family to Fort Wayne. Her work career included Canterbury School, Maritz Motivation, the Pizza Hut corporate office and Travel Leaders. She is survived by her...
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Judie M. Howell

November 9, 2018

Judie M. Howell, 81 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away November 9, 2018. She was born November 24, 1936 in Kouts, IN to the late Lambert and Pearl (Pullins) Kneifel. Judie worked in the Accounting Department for Verizon/GTE for 21 years retiring in 1986. She is survived by her loving daughters, Barbara Pagliaro, Paula Hise, Vicki Howell, 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and her sister, Betty...
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Roy Peters, Jr.

November 8, 2018

Roy Peters Jr, Dad to his daughters, Papa to his grandchildren, and Bud to everyone else passed away peacefully at his home November 8. He celebrated his 93rd birthday with his family on August 18, 2018. He was a 1943 graduate of North Side High School and joined the Marines that year. He returned to work at GTE and Verizon retiring in 1990. He was a member for over 50 years of the Huntertown...
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Rita J. Bubb

November 8, 2018

Rita J Bubb, 76, died Thursday November 8, 2018 in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Ivo and Mary G. Bubb and was a lifetime resident. She graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1961. Rita worked in the dietary department at St. Joseph Hospital for 39 years and retired in 2005. She enjoyed working in the yard and tending to her flowers and was an avid animal lover...
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Joann Ruth Kelley

November 8, 2018

Joann Ruth Kelley, age 70, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at her residence. Mrs. Kelley was born on January 30, 1948 in Pennington Gap, VA. Joann married Harold W, Kelley in Richmond, IN. She worked in assembly at Accutech in Dayton, Oh for many years. She also was a homemaker. Joann loved fishing. She enjoyed tending to her garden, flowers, and yard work. She...
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Kenneth R. Groves

November 8, 2018

Kenneth R. Groves, 68, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Kenneth was a 1969 graduate of Elmhurst High School and received a basketball scholarship. Kenneth started out in the car business working for Heffner's, then sold real estate with Mike Thomas. He then later moved to Sarasota Florida where he managed a hotel for 13...
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Larry L. Baker

November 7, 2018

Larry L. Baker, 88 of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away November 7, 2018. He was born on April 21, 1930 in Wabash, IN to the late Bryan B. and Mable M. (Miller) Baker. Larry was the former owner of Baker's Marathon and Standard Service Stations for many years. He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Larry is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Miriam (Van Kirk) Baker, sons,...
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Jean M. Halberg

November 7, 2018

It is with deep sadness that the family of Mrs. Jean M. Halberg announces her passing. Jean died peacefully in her sleep on November 7th, 2018, at the age of 82, of complications from cancer. Jean was born on October 12, 1936 in Utica, NY, to Herbert and Sara Alsheimer. She attended Whitesboro High School followed by Bouve-Boston College at Tufts University and graduated in 1958 with a degree...
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Arlene C. Saull

November 7, 2018

Arlene C. Saull, 78, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in La Porte, Arlene was the director of regulatory affairs for DePuy until her retirement. She enjoyed music, reading and cooking. Surviving are her husband of 37 years, Gary Saull; children, Melody, David (Martha), and Tina; five grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Pam (Mike); and three nephews. She was...
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Steven Ray Steiger

November 6, 2018

Steven Ray Steiger, age 57, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Steve was born on June 27, 1961 in Bucyrus, OH to Otto Richard and Jeanne (Sharrock) Steiger. Steve graduated from Wynford High School 1981 and then continued his education at Findlay University where he obtained a bachelor's degree in finance. While in college, he...
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Reyes Antonio Ibarra Zamora

November 5, 2018

Reyes Antonio Ibarra Zamora, 66, passed away November 5, 2018. Born in Agioita Coahuila, Mexico to Pedro and Maria Zamora. He retired from General Motors after 33 years. Reyes enjoyed bingo and fishing. He is survived by his wife of 46 years Maria Zamora, children, Reyes A. Zamora Jr., IN, Alfredo (Irene) Zamora, daughter Devora Zamora all of Fort Wayne, IN, 9 grandchildren, brother, Pedro Zamora...
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