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Sally Jo Daugherty

May 25, 2017

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

May 25, 2017

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

May 23, 2017

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

May 23, 2017

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

May 23, 2017

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

May 23, 2017

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

May 22, 2017

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

May 22, 2017

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

May 22, 2017

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

May 21, 2017

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

May 21, 2017

Rex A. Winebrenner, 59, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Rex worked as a service manager with Bridgetone Firestone for 14 years. He was a member of Pathway Community Church and the Northeastern Indiana Sports Car Club. Surviving are his wife, Suzanne Winebrenner of Fort Wayne; brothers, Max (Sue) Winebrenner of Westfield, and Len (Kelly) Winebrenner of...
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Harley L. Kelly

May 21, 2017

Harley L. Kelly , 79, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 at The Cedars in Leo-Cedarville. Surviving are his wife, Doris Kelly of Grabill, IN; sons, Shawn Lawrence (Rachel) Kelly, and Jacob Darwin (Krista) Kelly both of Fort Wayne; step-daughter, Donna Boyko of Hamilton, Ontario; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Harley was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Grace Mae Kelly;...
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Earl R. Harkins

May 21, 2017

Earl R. Harkins, 89, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 at University Park Nursing Center in Fort Wayne. Earl was an inspector at New Haven Wire and Cable Co. retiring in 1986. Surviving are a daughter, Jan (Tom) Dague of Fort Wayne; sons Joe (Sherry) Harkins, Thomas (Trine) Harkins, Greenville, SC. Six grandchildren Chris and Josh Hogle, Nick (Mary) and Alex Harkins, Korbyn (Tawney) and...
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Lee Allen Nierman

May 20, 2017

Lee Allen Nierman, 46, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017. Surviving are his wife, Chandra Nierman of Angola, IN: his children, Loruel Nierman of Davison, MI, Jordyn Nierman, Emaley Nierman, Mark Nierman, Josie Nierman, Avarey Nierman, Bradley Nierman all of Angola, IN; father, Dale Nierman of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, Duane and Gary; and 3 sisters, Terri, Cathy, and Linda. Lee was preceded in...
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Larry L. Seiler

May 20, 2017

Larry L. Seiler, 79, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his son, Daniel (Shannon) Seiler of Concord, NC; daughter, Shari Seiler of Fort Wayne; grandson, Devin Seiler; brother, Jim (Cathy) Seiler of Omaha, NE; and sister, Sue A. (Ted) Schall of Fort Wayne. Larry was preceded in death by his wife, Jacqueline Seiler; and parents, Irvin and Virginia Seiler. Memorials...
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Naomi L. Boitet

May 20, 2017

Naomi L. Boitet, 92, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017. Naomi was the daughter of the late Ellsworth and Vilena Jones. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Rebekah Lodge #817- L.E.A., Ladies Aux. Patriarchs Militant, all branches of I.O.O.F. Surviving are her son, Ross Boitet of Fort Wayne. Naomi was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne F. Boitet. Memorials may be made to...
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Dale L Gerber

April 3, 1938 - May 20, 2017

Dale L. Gerber, 79, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Decatur, Indiana, Dale was the son of the late Fred and Kathryn Gerber. Dale served our country in the U.S. Army. He worked for Eckrich Meats and the Indiana State Developmental Center prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Living Church of God. He enjoyed riding his bike, exercising, playing...
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Richard F. Pulse

May 19, 2017

Richard F Pulse, 68, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017 in Fort Wayne. The first born of 6 to his parents in New Castle, IN, Richard was a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN. Richard was in the first graduating class at Bishop Dwenger High School in 1967. He served in the US Air Force and was a Vietnam combat veteran. Professionally, he was the president and CEO of several businesses, including...
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Harold R. (Rick) Childers

May 19, 2017

Harold R. "Rick" Childers, 71, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017. Surviving are his mother, Rita Childers of Fort Wayne, IN brother, Steven L (Belinda "Sissy") Childers of Fort Wayne, IN; sister, Linda (Roger) Childers-Hill of Columbus, OH; sister-in-law, Linda L Childers of Angola, IN; sister-in-law, Kathy Childers of Fort Wayne, IN and several nieces and nephews . Harold was preceded in death...
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Michal A. Tewell

May 19, 2017

Michael A Tewell, 74, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017. Born in Wabash, Indiana, Michael was the son of the late Howard Tewell and Betty Wham. Surviving are his half-sisters, Vicki Carlson, Sharon Bartholomew; half-brothers, Todd Wham; along with many extended family members. Michael was preceded in death by his wife, Diana Tewell; brother, William Tewell; uncle, Arthur Tewell; and aunt,...
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Donna Marie Eiffel

May 18, 2017

Donna Marie Eiffel , 60, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, John Eiffel of Fort Wayne. Funeral Service is 2:00 pm, Thursday, May 25, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with calling one hour prior. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery , Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Hospital for Children.
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James E. Williams, D.D.S., M.S.

May 18, 2017

James E. Williams, D.D.S., M.S., 69 died on Thursday, May 18, 2017. He was born on June 3, 1947 in Newport, AR and lived most of his childhood in Memphis, TN. In 1960 he moved with his family to the Chicago suburbs and then again in 1963 to Fort Wayne. He graduated from Northside High School in 1965 and then enrolled in a predental curriculum at IPFW. The following year he met Diane Simancek, a...
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Anastasia (Raptis) Hatzigeorgiou

May 18, 2017

Anastasia "Raptis" Hatzigeorgiou, 56 of Fort Wayne, died peacefully on May 18, 2017. Born on July 5, 1960 in Fort Wayne, she attended South Side High School and worked at Friends Restaurant alongside her husband. She was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Surviving are her husband, Nikolaos "Nikos" G. Hatzigeorgiou; a daughter, Marianthi Hatzigeorgiou; a son, George "Yorgo"...
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Donald L. Chappelear

May 18, 2017

Donald L. Chappelear, 59, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Don worked as a hotel manager and in communications at various locations around Fort Wayne and the state of Indiana. Surviving are his sister, Linda K. (Donald) Chappelear-Yount of Fort Wayne. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Eva Chappelear. Burial is 12:00 pm CST, Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Calumet...
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Iris Joann Sauder Griggs

May 18, 2017

Iris Joann Sauder Griggs, 88 yrs. old, former high school teacher and proud native of Grabill, Indiana left to be with the Lord, peacefully on the morning on May 18th . She was predeceased by her husband of 38 years, Robert Easton Griggs. She is survived by step-daughters Janet Yarberry (Robin); and Sussan Falge (Robert). Also, surviving her are five beloved siblings; 1 sister-in-law; three...
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Michael Dean Kranzman

May 17, 2017

Michael Dean Kranzman , 51, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Robert Henry Thomas and Martha Rose Kranzman. Surviving are his children, Justin (Esther Jah Johnson) Kranzman; Simone (Timothy) Patterson, Cheree Kranzman; sister, Laura (Mark) Lampe; brother, Robert (Sharon) Kranzman.; 4 grandchildren . Michael was also preceded in death by his...
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Carol L. Young

May 16, 2017

Carol Young, 70, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2017. Surviving are her daughters, Robbin (Bryant) Nunnery; April M Young; and Holly Young-Reese; special son and loving care giver, David Young, Jr. and son Austin C Young; 13 granchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; and childhood friend, Valentina Friar. Carol was preceded in death by her bestfriend, Sue Fitts, husband, David Young, Sr.;...
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Meredith D. Wamsley

May 16, 2017

Meredith D. Wamsley, 98, (three weeks short of reaching his 99th birthday,) passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 16, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in 1918 in Huntington, IN. He was the only child of Lloyd L. and May P. Wamsley. He served in WWII as a Motor Pool Mechanic. He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He spent his career in both...
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Helene L. Schwehn

May 16, 2017

Helene L. Schwehn, 94, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Helene was the daughter of the late John and Frances Lisius. Surviving are her daughter, Kathie Bader of Roanoke; son, David Schwehn of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Holly (Steve), Shawn (Kara), Lisa (James), and Adam; along with eight great-grandchildren. Helene was preceded in death by her husband Paul Schwehn and sister, Dorothy Franke. ...
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Beth Firestine

May 16, 2017

Beth Firestine, 92, went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior May 16, 2017. Surviving are her daughters, Amy Firestine and Susan L. Firestine; sons, Tom (Carolyn) Firestine; Dan A. Firestine; Mark A. (Denise) Firestine; and James P. Firestine; brother, Paul (Marie) Allen; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Beth was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, James G....
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Ralph Dwayne R.D. Baker

May 15, 2017

Ralph Dwayne "R.D." Baker, 85 of Fort Wayne, died on May 15, 2017, 6:40 p.m. He was the husband of the late Linda (Arnold) Baker and the son of the late Ralph and Grace (Sponhower) Baker. Surviving are his five children Phil (Janie) Baker; Andy (Tracy) Baker; Dan (Karen) Baker; Amy (Scott) Davis; and Annette Baker; and sister, Bette Way. He had many grand and great-grandchildren. Ralph...
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Tyler A. Travis

May 15, 2017

Tyler A. Travis, 37, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017 at his home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his mother, Lorita Travis, father, Gary L Travis, brother, Sam (Linda) Parker, maternal grandmother, Margie Guinn, aunt and uncle, Mary and Ron Roberts, cousins, Angie (Matt) Manes, Stacy Roberts. Tyler was preceded in death by his Grandfather Russell Guinn Jr, and Grandparents Mardell and Rupert...
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Hector Ochoa

May 15, 2017

Hector Ochoa, 60, passed away May 15, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his daughters, Emily (Colton Adams) Ochoa and Jessica (Brandon Briggs) Ochoa; son, Chad (Jeanna) Osborn; grandchildren, Charles, Benjamin, Hadley, Sarah, and Kendall; brothers, Freddy Ochoa, Simon (Maria) Ochoa, Joseph Leo Ochoa, Anthony (Dawn) Ochoa, and Pantaleon Louie Ochoa; sister, Norma Linda ...
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Ruby N. Shoemaker

May 15, 2017

Ruby N. Shoemaker, 77, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017. Ruby was born on August 17, 1939, the daughter of the late Cecil Gerald "Johnny" and Edna Johnson. A graduate of the class of 1957 from Portland H.S. Ruby was the co-owner of Shoemaker Inc. where she worked actively with her husband for 30 years. She was always very involved with numerous church organizations, including the Women's...
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Jeanette Donovan

May 14, 2017

Jeanette Donovan, 53, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017 in Fort Wayne. She was passionate about family, her faith, teaching and her students, and Purdue University. Born in Indianapolis, Ind., Jeanette was a 1981 graduate of Bishop Dwenger High School, completed her Bachelor's degree from Purdue University, and two Master's degrees from IPFW. She was a proud educator in the Fort Wayne South...
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Anthony (Tony) Scatena III

May 14, 2017

Anthony "Tony" Scatena III, 53, passed away May 14, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Anthony "Tony" worked as a Police Officer with Fort Wayne Police Department for 13 years. He adored his family and friends, loved fishing and hunting. Surviving are his Spouse, Sofia Scatena; mother, Katharine Scatena; son, Anthony Scatena, IV; daughter, Cheyennea; sisters, Laura and Angela Scatena; nieces and...
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William Albert Keim

September 24, 1939 - May 14, 2017

William "Bill" Albert Keim, 77, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Bill was the son of the late Raymond and Margaret Keim. He graduated from Central High School in 1957. He graduated in 1961 from Wabash College with a degree in Chemistry and a minor in Mathematics. While there, he was a member of the Lambda Chi...
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Paul (Sonnie Buck) G. Woods

May 12, 2017

Paul "Sonnie Buck" G. Woods, 75, passed away May 12, 2017 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Wilmore, KY, Paul worked as a truck driver for 25 years. Surviving are his son, Paul S. Woods of Fort Wayne; daughter, Paula Woods of Glenwood, AR; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; sisters, Mae Sexton of North Port, FL, Nancy Monhollen of New Haven, IN, and Barb (Ronald) McDaniels of Fort...
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Edna M. Coe

May 12, 2017

Edna M. Coe, 93, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017. Born in Napoleon, Ohio, Edna was the daughter of the late Herman and Frieda Schuette. She was a faithful wife, dedicated mother, and loving friend to many. Surviving are her sons, James Coe of Fort Wayne, Michael (Linda) Coe of Eaton, OH; and sister, Laura (Richard) Meyer. Edna was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Coe; siblings, Paul,...
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Jerry D. Barton, Jr., PhD

May 11, 2017

Jerry D. Barton,Jr. PHD, 72, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017 in Ft Wayne, IN, . Surviving are daughters, Amy (Craig) Whonsetler, Brooke (Timothy) Waikel both of Fort Wayne; sister, Karyl Gil of Oklahoma City, OK; mother Kathryn Barton, Independence, KS ; 6 Grandchildren . Jerry was preceded in death by son Todd Barton and father, Jerry Barton. Memorials may be made to Hope for Animals 1333...
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Ida E. Lemmel

May 11, 2017

Ida E. Lemmel, 93, passed away May 11, 2017. Born in St. Paul, MN, to Chris and Ida Belz. She was a U.S Navy Veteran, serving during WWII. Surviving are her son, James A. (Debby) Lemmel; daughter, Sandra J. (Jerry) McKenzie; brothers, Chris Belz; John (Linda) Belz; sister, Hattie Sorensen; sister in law, Millie Belz; Nieces, and nephews, grandson, Matt, (Briskellth) McPeek great- grandsons,...
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Michele Lee McCulloch Gaskill

May 11, 2017

Michele Lee McCulloch Gaskill, 47, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, May 11, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on February 6, 1970. Michele worked as a nurse for the past 20 years, and most recently acted as a traveling nurse. While traveling, her dog, Thor would always accompany her. In her spare time she enjoyed knitting, and crocheting. She was a loving daughter,...
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Rick (Rickie) N. Smith

May 11, 2017

Rick (Rickie) N. Smith , 63, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017 at IU Med Center in Indianapolis. Born in Fort Wayne, Rick worked at Steel Dynamics, Korte Paper, and Eagle Picher Plastics for many years. He graduated North Side High School in 1972 and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church - St. Joe Center Road and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan, Rick loved to travel and adored his children, Bandit...
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A. Jeanette (Gee) Caccamo

May 10, 2017

A. Jeanette "Gee" Caccamo, 83, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Park Place Senior Living. Jeanette was the daughter of the late Harold and Marie Redman. Surviving are her children, Michael (Kay) Caccamo; Kevin Caccamo; Karen (Bart) Brown, Debra Wills; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Jeanette was preceded in death by her husband John Caccamo; great-grandson, Blayne...
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Ned P. Osborn

May 9, 2017

Ned P. Osborn, 74, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at his home in Fort Wayne after a brief illness. Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Kathy J. Osborn; daughter, Katie (John) Osborn-Horne; 2 granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Kilie Horne; sister-in-law, Becky Osborn; and nieces, Chris Cuffle and Kimberly Osborn. Ned was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Susie Osborn; and his brother,...
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Thomas R. Townsend

May 9, 2017

Thomas R. Townsend, 77, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in Fort Wayne. He worked at the Zollner Corporation and later he was the co-owner and operator of Townsend & Pratt Auto Sales for 25 years. Surviving are his daughter, Diane Townsend; son, Brian Townsend; brother, William (Carolyn) Townsend all of Fort Wayne; brother-in-law, Mike (Debbie) Judy of New Haven, IN; and many nieces and...
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Lucile R. Maher

May 9, 2017

Lucile R. Maher, 93, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Lucile worked with Lincoln Life for 7 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church; Legion of Mary. Surviving are, son, David Maher of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Alex, Robert, and Adrian Maher; and great-grandson, Lucas. Lucile was preceded in death by, husband, John F. Maher; father,...
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Joseph Stemen

May 8, 2017

Joseph Stemen, age 72, passed away on Monday, May 8, 2017. He was born on January 28, 1945 in Van Wert, OH the son of the late Clayton and Grace Stemen. Joe enjoyed archery, cars, and biking. Being with his family was the most important thing in his life. He will always be remembered as a good man compassionate man. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Carolyn Stemen; step-daughter, Aimee ...
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Willem A. De Villiers

May 8, 2017

Willem A. De Villiers, 68, passed away Monday, May 8, 2017 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Harrysmith, South Africa, Willem moved to the United States where he attended Southern Baptist University earning his Master's degree. He was an ordained pastor serving at several churches in Campbellsburg, IN and Kendallville, IN. Willem also worked as a communications attache at the National Press...
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Gabrielle AnnNicole Patterson

May 8, 2017

Gabrielle AnnNicole Patterson, age 10, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Monday, May 8, 2017. Gabrielle was born on June 2, 2006 in Fort Wayne, IN. The Backyardigans, Disney Princesses, singing along with movies, and listening to her cousin, Miles play the piano were some of Gabrielle's favorite things. She was a fun loving, energetic little girl who was full of courage...
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Mary Ann Braun

May 8, 2017

Mary Ann Braun, 81, passed away Monday, May 8, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Bryant, IN, Mary Ann worked for Pro Bowl West for 15 years, and later retired from Spangle Fasteners. She enjoyed bowling on numerous teams and participating in several local leagues. Surviving are her daughter, Hope Harris of Fort Wayne; son, Bruce Braun of Huntertown, IN; 2 grandchildren,...
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Jean Louise Gonzales

May 7, 2017

Jean Louise Gonzales, 92, of Auburn, IN, died peacefully in her sleep Sunday, May 7, 2017. Jean was born in Waterloo, IN, to Guy and Mildred Zerkle. She will be buried near them in Lindenwood Cemetery, next to her beloved husband, Jesse M. Gonzales and a son Mark Steven Gonzales. Jean is survived by six children: Lisa (Ron) Jordan; Jesse (Lola) Gonzales; Maria (Steve) Gardner; Sandra (Joe)...
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Waldo P. Dick

May 6, 2017

Waldo P Dick passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the age of 99. He married Doris Beller in 1947, they raised four children, James (Becky) Van Dyke, Susan (Terry) Unruh, John (Shirley) Dick and Charles (Judith) Dick. With Doris, Waldo had six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Following Doris's death in 2007, Waldo married Hazel Cummins in 2008, becoming a part of her family of three...
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Eunice J. (Nunee) Westrich

May 6, 2017

Eunice J. Westrich "Nunee", passed away peacefully Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Parkview Hospital. Surviving are her children, Max (Vicki) Westrich, and Vickie Keaney; grandson, Jonah Westrich; step-granddaugther, Karen Trentham; cousin, Elizabeth (Betty) Miller; special nieces & nephew, Tom (MaryEllen) Bruskotter, Kathy (Steve) Lommatzsch, Julie Fuerst, Janet Heck and Sandy Weaver; nieces and...
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Florence Mae (Firecracker Flo) Smith

May 6, 2017

Florence Mae "Firecracker Flo" Smith, 83, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017. Surviving are her grandchildren, Mark Smith, Jason (Bethany) Smith, Keven (Shanan) Smith, Amanda Smith; nine great-grandchildren; brother, George (Barbara) Mason of Fort Wayne; sister, Ruth Rose Cotterman of Fort Wayne; niece, Florence (Ed) Woodward; nephews, Jackie (Sharon) Monk, and Robert (Jill) Swygart. Florence was...
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Pamela Ann Sorrell

May 6, 2017

Pamela Ann Sorrell, 72, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017 at her home in Fort Wayne. She enjoyed quilting, bingo, her flower gardens, and being outside in the sunshine. Pamela was the daughter of the late Ralph and Ellen Foust. Surviving are her husband, David R. Sorrell; children, Kathleen (Russell) Moore; Larry "Gene" (Sonja) Croy; April Croy; step-children, Jonathan (Amy) Sorrell; Cassie...
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Esther Roberts Sichanis

January 14, 1940 - May 4, 2017

Esther Sichanis, 77, went home to meet her Savior on May 4th, 2017. Born in New Haven, Indiana, on January 14, 1940, her full maiden name was Miriam Esther Roberts, and she was the devoted daughter of Herman and Cebe Roberts. The only girl of 3 older brothers, Gene, Edwin and Paul, Esther is the last of her siblings to pass away. She had such grace and class. To know her was to love her. She...
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Madeleine D. Thompson

May 4, 2017

Madeleine D. Thompson, 98, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Grand River, IA, Madeleine attended St. Mary's College from 1936 to 1940, worked as a teacher with Fort Wayne Community Schools. Surviving are her sons, John Thompson and Joseph Mark (Amie) Thompson; and daughter, Cora Marie Thompson. Madeleine was preceded in death by husband, John Lewis Thompson; brother,...
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Larry Tracey

May 4, 2017

Larry Tracey , 58, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017.Surviving are his mother, Kathern Brattain, brothers, Bill Jr., Gene, Donovan "Dave" (Charlotte Craig) sisters, Kathy, Vicki and Cindy. Larry was preceded in death by father, William Sr., brothers, Eddie, Donald,Terri, Jason, sisters, Brenda Anderson, Angela Tracey. Service is 4:00 pm, May 8, 2017 at - D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral...
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Dolores May (Gault) Lawson

May 3, 2017

Dolores May (Gault) Lawson passed peacefully from this earth on May 3, 2017 surrounded by her family. Her 103 years, seven months and 14 days were an example of indomitable will, determination, and faith in a loving God. Her formula for a long life and keeping a sharp mind was simple. "Keep busy and stay on your feet." Dolores was born September 19, 1913 to William Abraham and Ethyl Amber ...
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Martha (Ruth) Murphy

May 3, 2017

Martha "Ruth" Murphy, 102, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Surviving are her three sons, Michael (Susan) Murphy of Cicero, IN, Dennis (Connie) Murphy of Fort Wayne, and Jeff (Maureen) Murphy of Fairhope, AL; 6 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren . Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Murphy; parents, Grover and Nellie Montgomery; and her sister, Betty Montgomery....
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Jerry W. Bailey

May 3, 2017

Jerry W. Bailey, 66, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jerry was the son of the late Ivan and Harriet Bailey. Jerry graduated from Elmhurst High School. Jerry founded Jerry W. Bailey Trucking Inc. in 1976 and expanded his small two truck operation to over 60 trucks in operation today. Jerry was very passionate about his job and...
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John M. Sunderland

May 3, 2017

John M. Sunderland, 74, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Life Care Center of Fort Wayne in Fort Wayne. Born in Bryan, OH, John worked as a janitor with Busak and Shamban Seals Divisions for 30 years, He was a member of Third Street Church of God, Surviving are his cousins and friends. John was preceded in death by his parents Raymond H. and Mabel I Sunderland. Memorials may be made to the...
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Harold D. Sprunger

May 3, 2017

Harold D. Sprunger, 91, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at The Towne House Retirement Center of Fort Wayne. Born in Berne, IN, Harold completed his Bachelor's degree and Master's degree from the University of Michigan. He worked with Dunbar Furniture where he served as President. Most recently he worked as a Plant Manager with Batesville Casket Company for 12 years, retiring in 1987. He...
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Donald Mark Hutchins

May 2, 2017

Donald Mark Hutchins, 49, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in Huntertown. Surviving are his adoring children, Alexandra Hutchins and twin sons, Kurt Hutchins, and Sean Hutchins all of New Haven; high school sweetheart and wife for 19 years, Rebecca (Nussbaum) Hutchins; sister, Tammy Jo (Michael) Ritz of Piqua, OH; beloved mother-in-law, Carolyn Nussbaum; 5 nieces and nephews and many aunts and...
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Sandra Kay Goeglein

May 1, 2017

Sandra Kay Goeglein, 76, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Sandra was the daughter of the late Stanley and Daisy Hartzell. Surviving are her daughter, Christine (Stephen) Gulizia of Largo, FL; son, Stanley Goeglein of Fort Wayne; granddaughters, Stephanie and Nicole Gulizia; and sister, Carol (Will) Ford. Sandra was...
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Carol Castor Brooks

April 10, 1955 - May 1, 2017

Carol Castor Brooks, 62, died Monday, May 1, 2017, surrounded by her family after a long battle with breast cancer. Born April 10, 1955, in Fort Wayne, IN, Carol was the youngest daughter of Ken and Frieda Castor. With lifelong friends Vicki and Julie and her sister, Honey, Carol's spirit started getting her into mischief at an early age, continuing to find fun and joy for all throughout her...
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Faythe M. Outcalt

May 1, 2017

Faythe M. Outcalt, 88, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017. Faythe was a member of First Missionary Church and an active member of Parents and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled. Surviving are her sons, Dennis J. Outcalt of Fort Wayne, and Mark A. Outcalt of Fort Wayne; brother, Rev. Virgil Bixler of Fort Wayne. Faythe was preceded in death by mother, Melvina R. Bixler, Spouse, Willis Outcalt,...
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Edward H. Toney

April 30, 2017

Edward H. Toney, 86, passed away April 30, 2017. Surviving are daughters, Rebecca Murphy; Theresa Garr and Tami Eliason; and Terrie Esterline ; sons, Gary Grider; and Kevin Grider; sisters, Kathryn Rains and Martha Liford; Truletta (Billy) Jones; and Elsie Bennett; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild. Edward was preceded in death by father, Tilman...
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Clement Charles Madden

August 24, 1934 - April 30, 2017

CLEMENT CHARLES MADDEN, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on the evening of Sunday, April 30, 2017, with family by his side. He was born August 24,1934 in Chicago, IL. He was the son of James and Gertrude Madden. Clem grew up in Chicago, Boston and Nutley, NJ, where he attended Queen of Peace High School. There, he met the love of his life and future wife, Maureen. After high school, Clem...
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James A. (Jim) Shuler

April 30, 2017

James A. "Jim" Shuler, 69, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jim was the son of the late Arthur and Betty Shuler. Jim attended North Side High School and was active in their sports programs. He served our country in the 101st Airborne Division as a paratrooper during the Vietnam War. Jim worked with Dana for 30 years, retiring in 2000. ...
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Michael (Mike) Andrew Frank

April 30, 2017

Michael "Mike" Andrew Frank, 62, passed away at his Fort Wayne home on April 30, 2017. Born on December 2, 1954 in Fort Wayne, IN., Mike grew up in the most loving of homes to parents Andrew and Mary Frank. He worked as the CFO at Rothberg Logan & Warsco.. He was a loving husband and father, and a dedicated member of St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church. Mike loved nothing more than spending time...
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Judith (Judy) A. Kirn

April 30, 2017

Judith "Judy" A. Kirn, 74, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, William Kirn; son, Kirk (Mylin) Fisher; daughters, Rhonda Kujawa; and Melissa (Scott) Yorko; 6 grandchildren; and her 7 siblings, Rita Caston, Leon Caston, Ruth Overholt, Danny (Cora) Caston, Dean (Sherry) Caston, Richard (Jan) Caston, and Jill (Doug) Worden. Judy was preceded in death ...
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Richard D. (Dick) Kirk

April 30, 2017

Richard D. (Dick) Kirk, 89, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, IN, with his family at his side. Born January 19, 1928 in Indianapolis, Dick was the son of John and Margaret (Sullivan) Kirk. He graduated from Cathedral High School in Indianapolis and the University of Notre Dame School of Engineering. He retired from General Electric in 1988 after...
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Heavenly Diaz

April 27, 2017

Infant, Heavenly Diaz , was stillborn, April 27, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her mother, Jasmin Diaz and 2 sisters. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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George T. Mangos

April 27, 2017

George T. Mangos, 87, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Born in 1930 in Polikerasos, Greece to Thoma and Maria Mangos, George was the youngest of four boys. He immigrated to the United States in 1951 and settled in Fort Wayne. One of his favorite stories to tell, was that he "came to this country with only five dollars in his pocket." George was...
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Brad Young

April 26, 2017

Bradley Scott Young, 38, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. He was born August 29, 1978 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He attended North Side High School. He enjoyed Detroit Red Wings hockey, Chicago Cubs baseball and online gaming. He worked at the Corner Pocket Pub. Brad is survived by his mother Rebecca (Sean) Bailer, sister Melissa Mulvane and uncles Tom (Penny) Young, Tim (Jettie) Young...
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William S. Wiser

April 25, 2017

William S. Wiser , 64, passed away April 25, 2017 at . Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Frank K. Helmsing

April 25, 2017

Frank K. Helmsing, 88, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Frank was the son of the late Lawrence and Elise Helmsing. Frank graduated from Central Catholic High School class of 1946 He worked as a cost analyst with International Harvester 37 years, retiring in 1982. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, and was part of the Got...
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David (Chief) H. Williams

April 25, 2017

David "Chief" H. Williams, 55, passed away April 25, 2017 in Fort Wayne. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Army. David was proud of his Native American heritage. Surviving are his biological mother, Lylith Lanigan; daughters, Tia Cook-Robinson and Whisper Cook; 7 grandchildren; siblings, Victoria Herrera, Robert Nose, Terry Capshaw, William Lanigan, Juanita Black, Anita...
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Phyllis A. Tracey

April 25, 2017

Phyllis A. Tracey, 80, passed away April 25, 2017. Surviving are sons, Kim Allen (Teresa) Tracey; Timothy P. (Violet) Tracey; daughter, Lori Anne (Kirk) Cerny; 10 grandchildren, Robert, Morgan, Courtney, Parker Chad Tracey, Austin (Jenny) Tracey, Allyson (Chad) Fortman Jaclyn (Ian) Wuest; Ryan and Shawn Cerny; sisters, Marie Heath; Martha J. (Ron) Blaine. She was preceded in death by her...
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Marilyn J. Ryan

April 25, 2017

Marilyn J. Ryan, 51, of Fort Wayne passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 after a long struggle with Lung Cancer. Marilyn was employed at Big G's in Columbia City, Indiana for 12 years. She loved her job and all the people. She often talked about their kindness and how much she missed everyone. Her family was her life and she loved them unconditionally. She had such a fun loving, kind and...
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Lester T. Sorgen

April 25, 2017

Lester T. Sorgen, 60, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital. Born January 12, 1957 in Fort Wayne. Les graduated from Elmhurst HS and previously worked as a welder for Teco before becoming a Firefighter for the city of Fort Wayne for 24 years. He was a member of St Joseph Hessen Cassel Catholic Church , IAFF Local 124, American Legion Post # 241 and former member of the Red...
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Jonathan Alexander Francis

April 25, 2017

Jonathan Alexander Francis, 34, passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. He was born in Indianapolis, IN on August 10, 1982. He graduated from Leo High School in 2001. Alex was social, and loved life. He enjoyed the simple things, like taking his children to the park, and spending time with his family and friends. He was a loving devoted father to his three children, and will be missed by all that...
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Martha J. Avis

April 25, 2017

Martha J. Avis, 81, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her children, Richard (Carolyn) Hockenberry, Jr.; Brenda Gahl; William (Tina) Hockenberry; David (Laura) Hockenberry; Martha (Melvin) DeFord; Betty (Terry) Davis; 30 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and 11 siblings. Martha was preceded in death by her parents, Robert...
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Neil (Skip) Green

April 25, 2017

Neil "Skip" Green, 89, was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Wakarusa, IN, Neil started work at Levin and Sons in 1945, and later retired from OmniSource in December 2008. He was a gold member of Fort Wayne Turners Club. Surviving are his daughters, Cindy (Sam) Leto, Linda Boyd, Georgianna (Weldon) Adkins, Sandra Wright-Biller, Paulette (Gene)...
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Barbara R. Erb

April 24, 2017

Barbara R. Erb, 84, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on July 8, 1932 the daughter of the late Emmett and Julia Rauner. Barb graduated from Central Catholic High School. She was an executive secretary at I&M for 25 years where she eventually retired from. In Barb's spare time she loved playing bridge, listening to music, and enjoying a glass of wine. She...
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Matthew Anthony Nyman

April 24, 2017

Matthew Anthony Nyman, 40, passed away on April 24, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on January 15, 1977. Matt graduated from Bishop Luers High School and Indiana University - Bloomington where he obtained his bachelor's degree. Matt worked as Distribution Center Manager at Venture Logistics in Indianapolis. He was a loyal IU basketball, Colts football and Chicago Cubs...
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Evelyn Joyce Felger

April 24, 2017

Evelyn Joyce Felger, 85, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Bluffton, IN, Evelyn worked at the front desk and interoffice as an administrative assistant with Lutheran Homes for 26 years, retiring in 1996. She was a member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. Evelyn enjoyed working in the yard with flowers, bowling, square dancing and playing...
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Joyce Ann Porter

April 24, 2017

Joyce Ann Porter, 57, died peacefully in her Fort Wayne home on Monday, April 24th. She was born in Kansas City, MO, on October 2nd, 1959. She leaves behind her loving husband of 27 years, Keith Porter; two sons, Landon and Jason; mother, Mary Greer; sister, Nina Hickok (Paul); two brothers, Mel Cooper (Mandy) and Ken Cooper (Pattie); step mother, Beth Cooper; many nieces, nephews, and close...
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James Deleon

April 23, 2017

James Deleon, 37, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on August 11, 1979, the son of the late James Deleon and Carola Torrez. Surviving are his children; James T. Deleon Jr., Reece Talbot, and Aleana Branigan; brother, Angel Sanchez-Deleon; step-mother; Alice Sanchez; Aunt Lyd and Uncle Joe; several aunts and uncles; and many other loving friends and family...
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Billie J. Stephens

April 23, 2017

Billie J. Stephens, 76, passed away April 23, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Carol Stephens; sons, David (Linda) Stephens; Billy S. Stephens, Roger Stephens, Eric (Lori) Stephens, daughter, Lori Anthony; daughter, Melissa (Eric) Fearnow; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Sam Stephens of Fort Wayne; and his canine companion, Willie. Billie was preceded in death by...
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Eugene Edward Cummins

April 23, 2017

Eugene Edward Cummins died at his home in Fort Wayne surrounded by his loving family early Sunday morning, April 23, 2017. He is survived by his wife Carol Ann, brothers Galen, Perry, Homer, sisters Rovene Rhinearson, Judy Syferd, sons, Phillip (Patty), Gary (Christy), Richard (Kathy), stepson Jeffrey Durnell (special friend Pat) step daughters Jennifer (Paul) Alexander, and Patricia Johnston ...
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William Howard Quackenbush

April 21, 2017

William Howard Quackenbush, 73, of Ft. Wayne, passed away on April 21, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne. Born November 5, 1943, he was the oldest of five children born to the late Harley and Mary (Hofer) Quackenbush. He was a 1961 graduate of Central Catholic High School and a graduate of Midwestern College, with degrees in engineering and tool and die design. Employed by States...
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Christine A Ohler

October 17, 1951 - April 21, 2017

Christine A. Ohler, 65, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Christine was the daughter of Harold and Patricia Ohler who survive. Christine graduated from North Side High School. She was the owner of Tasty Pizza in North Manchester for many years. She was a chef at Oakwood Inn in Syracuse, and the head cook with Warsaw Community Schools during...
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Don E Miller, MD

February 13, 1930 - April 20, 2017

Don E. Miller, M.D., 87, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Spencerville, Ohio, Don was the son of the late Arthur and Fern Miller. Don graduated from Spencerville High School class of 1948. He earned his bachelors degree from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1952 and was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Don went on to earn his Medical Degree from...
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Gene R. McDonald

April 19, 2017

Gene R. McDonald , 61, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN and graduated from Homestead HS. Surviving are his father, Clarence E McDonald of Houghton, MI brothers, Mark (Susan) McDonald, Scott Lee McDonald, Rick Allen (Virginia) McDonald, James Wade McDonald, all of Fort Wayne, IN; 5 nieces and nephews . Gene was preceded in death by...
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Beatrice D. Barrera

April 19, 2017

Beatrice D. Barrera, 86, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her sons, James (Brianna) Barrera and Ricardo Barrera; daughters, Juanita (Rex) Plasterer; Victoria Barrera -Byer; Nikki (Jorge) Toledo; Linda (Gerry) Dean; LeeAndra (Richard) Camos; Jamie Barrera-Cour; Sheila (Eric) Myers; 30 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; ...
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Donald K. Gayer

April 19, 2017

Donald K. Gayer, 77, entered the arms of his Loving Savior on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia, Fort Wayne, IN, surrounded by his wife and all of his children, in a peaceful, sweet and joyful ending to an incredibly well lived life of grace, equanimity, compassion and dedication to serving God. He was born in 1939 in St. Louis, MO, to Andrew and Laura Gayer. Donald...
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John Mason Howard

April 19, 2017

John Mason Howard, 90, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017. He was the son of Charles W. and Elizabeth Emma Howard. Surviving are his wife Pauline Jeanette Howard; children, Sandra Niezer; Susan (Dennis) Taylor; Linda (Bruce) Menshy; Deborah (Mike) Mullen; Michael (Pat)Howard; brother, Phil (Sharon) Howard; 13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. John was...
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