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Addilyn J. Wallace

May 24, 2016

Infant, Addilyn J. Wallace, was stillborn, May 24, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital. She is survived by her parents, Andrew and Michelle Wallace. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Gary L. (Mac) McMillen

May 23, 2016

Dr. Gary L. "Mac" McMillen, 76, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Monroe, IN, Mac was a lifelong educator and served as the Superintendent for Bluffton Harrison Metropolitan School District for 15 years, retiring in 2000. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from Manchester College, Master's Degree from Ball State University, and an...
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Lawrence J. Cochren

May 23, 2016

Lawrence J Cochren , 68, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016 at Lamplight Assisted Living in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Lawrence worked as a electronic technician with GTE/Verizon for 35 years, retiring in 2011. He was a member of the 3 D band and enjoyed spending time with the family, reading books and teaching guitar lessons. He was also involved with Soarin' Hawk Raptor Rehab....
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Richard Hossman

May 23, 2016

Richard Hossman, 86, passed away on May 23rd, 2016. Richard loved to golf, fish, wood carving, and especially traveling with his wife. He retired from Magnavox after 37 years of service. He was born to Richard and Bertha Hossman in Chicago, IL. Richard is survived by his loving wife, Betty; daughter, Kathy (Kurt) Vlot; son, William; and six grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be at St. Elizabeth...
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Henry C. Helton, Sr.

May 23, 2016

Henry C. Helton Sr., 77, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016. Surviving are his wife, Sharon Helton; daughter, Tammy (Dave) Bair; son, Henry (Angela) Helton, Jr. ;son, Paul (Delyse) Helton; daughter, Reva (Ben) Ellis; daughter, Rabina (Edward) Birmingham; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Vera Rositer and Nell Gwendolyn Ray; brother, Charles...
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Benny L. Gibson

May 23, 2016

Benny L. Gibson, 69, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016. Surviving are his wife, Joyce Gibson; children; Anthony (Jessica) Nichols; Jeremy Nichols, Joshua Nichols, Michelle Nichols; Kim Wells; John Michael Gibson, Lori; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; siblings, Kathy Gibson; , Clayton (Deb) Gibson; and Christopher Gibson. Benny was preceded in death by his parents Sylvester and...
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Albert (June) Tabron

May 22, 2016

Albert Tabron (June), 72, departed this life on May 22, 2016. Surviving are children: Nina (Paul) Caldwell; Chamessa (Virgil) Tharp; Brittney Tabron; Albert Christopher Tabron, Jr.; and Tony Williams; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters: Marie Dunston, Rose Franklin, Dora Eli, and Carolyn Braxton; and brother, Larry Tabron. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin...
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Dorothy L. Rios

May 21, 2016

Dorothy L. Rios, 80, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016. She was a native and lifetime resident of Ft. Wayne and was a homemaker. Surviving are her sons Eric A. (Christine) Tun, Hilario A. (Theresa) Rios, Jr. daughter, Teresa M. Despos, brother, James (Sally) Huhn all of Fort Wayne, IN; 9 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren . Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Pauline...
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H. Charlett Mann

May 21, 2016

H. Charlett Mann , 79, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Bismarck, ND, Charlett was a loving mother and grandmother who was an involved member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. She was passionate about her church, enjoyed her collections, served as a hospice caregiver, and also served as Eucharistic Minister to the home-bound. Surviving are her sons, Gary ...
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Jean V. Timmis-Junk

May 21, 2016

Jean V. Timmis-Junk, 92, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 at her home. Surviving are her sons, Steven (Cathie) Timmis, Michael (Judi) Timmis both of Fort Wayne, step-sons, William (Susan) Junk of South Bend, Robert Junk of Leland, TX, Donald Junk of New Haven, Richard (Shalon) Junk of Fort Wayne, step-daughter, Donna (Bruce) Barnett of New Haven, grandchildren, Nicholas (Jenna) Timmis,...
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Thomas F. Martin

May 21, 2016

Thomas F. Martin, 72, passed away May 21, 2016. Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Peggy Sue Martin; daughters, Brooke Logan and Shelly Martin; step daughter, Kelle Hartman; grandchildren, Jada Dominguez, Kaylee Hartman; Jazmyn Scott and Justine Martin; brothers, Jack (Pat) Martin; and Jay (Sharon) Ponchak; sisters Irene (Everett) Porter of Estero FL and Patricia (Charlie Hughes of...
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Leon E. Ritenour

May 21, 2016

Leon E. Ritenour, 83, of Fort Wayne, went to his heavenly home on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at PRMC. He was born May 27, 1932 in Lapaz, Indiana to the late Stanley and Dorcas Ritenour. Leon was past owner of Ritenour Blue Flame LP Gas in North Manchester. He was an entrepreneur and hardworking business man. He enjoyed traveling in his motor home and flying planes and helicopters. His passions were...
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Lee A. Knake

May 21, 2016

Lee A. Knake, 85, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Lee worked in real estate his entire life and was the owner and operator of Knake-Mahlan Associates. Lee served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church where he participated in the church choir. Lee enjoyed snow skiing, sailing,...
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Janet Twila Gaby

May 21, 2016

Janet Twila Gaby, 89 went home to be with the Lord on May 21, 2016. Janet was born in Middleport Ohio on February 5, 1927 to the late Jacob and Bernice Milliron. She was a coalminer's daughter and as a young girl she spent her days marveling at the beauty of God's creation as she explored the hills surrounding her. She was valedictorian of her class. She moved to Fort Wayne where she met Kenneth...
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Haley Diane Wetherill

May 20, 2016

Haley Diane Wetherill, age 19, went to her home in heaven on Friday, May 20, 2016 as a result of complications from pneumonia. Born on August 25, 1996 in Indianapolis, Indiana, Haley graduated from Homestead High School in 2015 and completed her freshman year at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Her heart was full of love, joy, and happiness displayed through her passion for young children,...
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Martha Ann Doster

May 20, 2016

Martha Ann Doster, 84, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016 at Wealshire Nursing Home in Bloomington, MN. Born in Huntertown, IN, Martha loved serving her family as a homemaker. She was known as her husband Don's helpmate with the family business, White Swan Supermarket. She was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church, and a former member of Cedar Creek Women's Club. Martha loved her family,...
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Freda M. Hyde

May 20, 2016

Freda M. Hyde, 95, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016 at her home. She is survived by her children, Darrel (Teresa) Hyde, Shirley McCormick, Vickie (Greg) McNeal; grandchildren: Tina, Lisa, Adam, Dawn, Michelle, Angie, Joshua, and Nathan; 27 great-grandchildren; and 42 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Elma L. Meyer and grandchildren Laurie, Corey, Rick and Tim....
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Heather M. Chernen

May 19, 2016

Heather M. Chernen , 63, passed away May 19, 2016 at Visiting Nurse. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Dontay DeWayne White

May 19, 2016

Dontay DeWayne White, 17, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Dontay was a junior at Snider High School. Surviving are his parents, DeWayne and Kandell White of Fort Wayne; his siblings, Shyanne Cox and Keenen White; best friends and his brothers, Brandin and Jerrad Newman; his grandparents, many cousins, and friends. Memorials may be made to the family.
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Justin James Hoffmaster

May 19, 2016

Justin James Hoffmaster, 37, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Janesville, WI, Justin was a graduate of Norwell High School and worked as an automotive electronics specialist with D & B Sales for 16 years. Most recently he began his own custom car business, Hot Headz Motorsports. Justin had a love for doing custom work on a variety of motor vehicles, and always enjoyed...
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Gayle L. Ort

May 19, 2016

Gayle L. Ort, 72, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Gayle graduated from New Haven High School. He was a Vietnam Army veteran. He was a commercial pilot, banker, and the Administrator of Allen Circuit Court. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed all the time spent with his loving family. ...
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Gregory A. Vachon

May 18, 2016

Gregory A.. Vachon, 57, passed away May 18, 2016. He lived the life of a young man and enjoyed spending time with his friends. His favorite past time was watching Colts football and was a "die hard fan" . Surviving are his parents, Jerome R. and Elizabeth Vachon; son Garrett Vachon; daughter Meagan Vachon; sisters Renee Williams; Lori Chaney; Lisa Gick; brothers David Vachon, and Shane...
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Heidi S. Anderson

May 18, 2016

Heidi S. Anderson, 42, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, Heidi worked as a waitress with Fort Wayne Country Club for several years. Surviving are her son, Brandon Martin of Fort Wayne, IN; father, Richard (Desiree) Anderson of Columbia City, IN; mother, Marlene Anderson of Fort Wayne; her siblings, Rick, Nicole, Derrick, Brian, Christon, Carley, and Christian. ...
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Orville (Gene) Fitzsimmons

May 17, 2016

Orville "Gene" Fitzsimmons, 43, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Orville worked as a painter with Shar Systems Inc. for 3 years. He enjoyed playing pool for James Miller P J's Entertainment and also working and tinkering around the house. Surviving are his mother, Kathern Romines of Fort Wayne, IN; brothers, Michael Clark of TN and...
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Bryan E. Todd

May 17, 2016

Bryan E. Todd, 66, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Surviving are his son, Patrick (Kim) Todd; daughter, Karen (Jason Sr.) Weikart; sister, Darlene (George) Marler; 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 3 step-daughters; 1 step-son; 8 step-grandchildren; 6 step great-grandchildren; and niece, Sandy Woosley. Bryan was preceded in death by his parents Clarence Elmer and Miriam Jean Todd....
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Eldon L. Bauer

August 24, 1918 - May 17, 2016

Eldon L. Bauer, 97, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016. He was born in Williams County, OH on August 24, 1918 to Harold and Hildreth Bauer. Eldon worked with the Dana Corporation for 31 years. He was a member of Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church. Surviving are his son, Roger Bauer of Lakeland, FL. Eldon was preceded in death by wife, Garnett Bauer; two daughters; and his parents....
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Clarence F. Stuart

May 17, 2016

Clarence Stuart, 78 at the age of passing, graduated from high school in the American Zone of the Panama Canal in 1957, he received three important gifts. One was a partial scholarship to Taylor University in Marion, arranged by one of his teachers, an American missionary. From his father, he received $100. Then his father gave him a second gift: a one-way ticket to the United States. ...
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Jolene Welch

May 17, 2016

Jolene Welch, 87, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Schaal, AR, Jolene was a member of Southwest Church of Christ who's primary passions in life were her church and family. Surviving are her daughter, Cindy (Mark) Deister of Fort Wayne; and granddaughters, Jessica, Sonya and Kara Deister. Jolene was preceded in death by her husband, George...
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Gloria A. Sterns

May 16, 2016

Gloria A. Sterns, 78, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 at Ashton Creek Health and Rehab in Ft. Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Gloria was a quality control supervisor for Blue Bell, Indiana Knitwear, and Knights Leather for many years. Gloria also was worked for Vera Bradley. She was also a seamstress and beautician for over 50 years. She was a member of Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church...
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Shirlee Mai Smith

May 16, 2016

Shirlee Mai Smith, 92, of Fort Wayne left us on May 16, 2016. Shirlee was a force of nature and will be dearly missed by those who survive her including her daughter, Dia Felice Smith Salogga; her son, Jason Smith; her grandchildren, Piper Salogga; Jack Smith; Hannah Smith; and a great granddaughter, Amelia Salogga Worthington. Shirlee was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Roger...
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Bonnie A. Lantz

May 15, 2016

Bonnie A. Lantz, 92, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home in Kendallville. Born in Royalton, KY, Bonnie was a long time member of Faith Baptist Church. Bonnie loved to dance and was always the "life of the party". She enjoyed being with her family and took pleasure in telling stories about her life to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was called "Grandma Ish...
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Lee A. Winkle

May 15, 2016

Lee A. Winkle, 59, passed away Sunday morning, May 15th, 2016. Lee moved to Story Lake, the place he loved most. He enjoyed fishing and being in the company of his friends. Surviving are his brother, Kim (Teresa) Winkle of Fort Wayne; sister, Lynn (Randy) Adams of Fort Wayne; best friend and soul mate, Linda Baker of Angola; IN and nieces and nephews. Lee was preceded in death by his father, Jack...
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Elizabeth R. Ackmann

June 17, 1931 - May 15, 2016

Elizabeth 'Liz' R. Ackmann, 84, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on the afternoon of Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born on June 17, 1931 to Louis and Helen (Schroeder) Mueller in Chicago, IL. Liz married James Ackmann in the summer of 1954, and they settled in Fort Wayne. Elizabeth attended Kent State University and was a graduate of...
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James P. Boschet

May 15, 2016

James P. Boschet, 81, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Lutheran Life Villages. Surviving are his wife, Helen C. Boschet; children, Susan Hull, David Boschet, Deborah (Karl) Bielan, Thomas Boschet, Linda Boschet, Diana Ervin; grandchildren, Jeremy Hardwick, Andre Hull, Dana Ervin, and Taylor Abdon; sisters, Glenda Remaklus, Roselyn (Jerry) Roth and Judy (Tom) Auer. Memorials may be made to St....
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Kathryn J. Miller

May 15, 2016

Kathryn J. Miller, 81, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016. Surviving are her husband of nearly 60 years, Kenneth G. Miller; children: Deborah K. (Randy) Stout; Michael G. Miller; Brenda A. Miller; and Lisa M. (Gary) Standiford; grandchildren: Megan K. (Mark) Perkins; Jeff Schnepp; and Kristin Standiford; great-grandchildren: Riley Myers and Kelsey Burnham; brothers, Richard R. (Betty)...
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Beverly J. Gzybowski

May 14, 2016

Beverly J. Gzybowski, 89, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016. Surviving are her son, Michael Stanley Gzybowski of Ann Arbor, MI; daughter, Jean Ann Gzybowski of Lansing, MI; sister, Veriene Nonneman of Fort Wayne, IN; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren and "Emmy" the cat. Beverly was preceded in death by her parents William C. and Lyda Wiedelman, husband, John Richard Gzybowski, son,...
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Rex McClurg

May 14, 2016

Rex McClurg was 44 when he went to be with the lord on May 14th. Surviving are his father, Charles (Belle) McClurg mother, Karen Ohning, sister, Teresa (Brandon) Johnson, brother, Brian (Carlene) McClurg, son, Charles McClurg, step-brother, Benjamin Hamilton, step-sisters, Cammie Reed , and Neva Stouder, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins ....
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Victor Koshurin

May 14, 2016

Victor Koshurin , 57, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Victor worked as a Producer and Director with Channel 55 TV for 19 years.. He was a member of the former Holy Trinity (Russian) Eastern Orthodox Church of Ft. Wayne, IN. Victor enjoyed music and movies and collected records and CD's. He was a great brother and loved spending time...
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Barbara R. Schumm

May 14, 2016

Barbara R. Schumm, 94, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016. Barbara worked at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles for 27 years. Surviving are her daughters, Donna Jean (Drex) Fugate; Pamela S. Van; Judith A. (Ronald) Acks; son, Donald Kurt (Kim) Schumm; brother, Roland Dean "Jake" Baker; grandchildren: Christian and Trevor Van, Jeffrey (Holly) Reader, Shannon (Misty) Parisot, Shane (Jodi) Parisot,...
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Charlotte M. Brase

May 14, 2016

Charlotte M. Brase, 100, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Charlotte worked at G.E. during WWII. Charlotte loved to fish and was an incredible baker. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara K. (Mark) Comparet of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Patrick W. (Deb) Brase of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Daniel C. Brase of Monroeville, IN; daughter-in...
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Marsha J. Hettinger

May 13, 2016

Marsha J. Hettinger, 45, passed away Friday, May 13, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Bradley S. Hettinger; parents, Roy and Joyce Edwards; sons: Jessie (Hillary Harter) Steger, Gerald "Jr." Steger, Jr., Joseph (Bobbi) Bruner, and Zachary (Nijia Bryant) Steger; daughter, Nicole (Jeremiah) Kelley; 5 grandchildren; sister, Sarah Edwards; brother, Roy (Krissy) Edwards, Jr.; and 5...
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Judy E. Stephey

May 13, 2016

Judy E. Stephey, 73, departed this life, surrounded by her loving family, Friday, May 13, 2016 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Kosciusko County, IN, Judy worked as a bank teller and a certified nursing assistant for many years. She was a 50 year member of the Eastern Star. She had an adventurous spirit, enjoyed traveling, and loved spending time with her family. Surviving are her loving...
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Marvin J. Kever

May 13, 2016

Marvin J. Kever, 76, passed away May 13, 2016. Surviving are son, Timothy J. Kever; daughter, Tamara M. (John) Moore; 2 grandchildren; brothers: Jerome F. (Mary Ann) Kever; and Robert A. (Sue) Kever; sisters: Mary C. Gonya and Theresa M. (Aaron) McCoy; and sister-in-law, Mary (Patrick Fraizer) Colone-Fraizer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Marie Kever; parents, Gustav J. and...
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Gaynl M. (Kessler) Spalla

May 12, 2016

Gaynl M. (Kessler) Spalla, 75, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, IN. Born in Churubusco, IN, She was a graduate of Huntertown High School, University of Michigan, a past "Miss Laotto" and a past cheerleader for the Detroit Lions. Gaynl worked as a case work supervisor for the Indiana Social Service Administration and later as a marketing rep...
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Ronald E. Venderly

October 3, 1928 - May 12, 2016

Ronald E. Venderly, 87, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016 at his home. Born October 3, 1928, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Celestin and Emma Venderly nee Hawkins. He graduated from Elmhurst High School in Fort Wayne. He began his career in the U.S. Army, later joining the Army Reserves and the Army National Guard. He served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. ...
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Lynnette J. Lengacher

May 11, 2016

Lynnette J. Lengacher, 60, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016. She was a LPN with Parkview Hospital for 30 years, retiring in 2009. Surviving are her children, Ahnnah (Sebastian Macris) Lengacher, Claneice (Josh) Rybolt; and Clarence Lengacher; grandchildren, Austin, Jonathan, Bryan, Laila, and Isabella; sisters, Marge Potts; and Jeri Bartles; and companion, Charles Stroud. Lynnette was...
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Alex Matteson

May 11, 2016

Alex Matteson, 29, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Alex will be remembered for his desire to help others in need. He grew up attending Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Surviving are his mother, Julie (Jeff) Johnson of Fort Wayne; sister, Melanie Matteson of Fort Wayne; brother, Ryan Matteson of Fort Wayne; and brother, Kyle (Amy) Johnson of Indianapolis,...
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Ri-lyn Myluv McDowell

May 11, 2016

Infant, Ri-lyn Myluv McDowell, was stillborn, May 11, 2016 at Dupont Hospital. She is survived by her mother, Katie Sutton and father, Contreal McDowell. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Joseph (Joe) Barva

May 10, 2016

Joseph "Joe" Barva, 62, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Surviving are his mother, Ollie (Robert) Voght of Fort Wayne, significant other, Linda Main of Hamilton, IN; siblings, Mary Jo (Jimmy) Warren, Debra Barva, Ronda (Kelvin) Murphy, Bobbi (Brian) Brokaw, Gerald Barva, Lynn (Mary) Barva, and Ralph Barva; step-children, Brian Main and Lori Shephard; and 2 grandchildren. Joe was preceded in...
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Ronald Carney

May 9, 2016

Ronald Carney , 76, passed away Monday, May 9, 2016. Ronald worked as a machine Operator with Dana Corporation in Ft. Wayne, IN for 42 years. Surviving are his brother Robert (Barbara) Carney Jr. of New Alexandria PA; nephew Robert Carney, III of Fort Wayne, IN; nieces, Missy (Brian) Gee of Ft. Wayne, IN: Amy (Jon) Solaro-Geraghty of Pleasant Lake, IN: Ronald was preceded in death by his...
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Michael A. Nelson

May 8, 2016

Michael A. Nelson, 27, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Michael had been working as a team leader with General Motors for the past four years. He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Michael loved the outdoors and nature. He also enjoyed fishing and doing outdoor landscape. Surviving are his parents Jay and Debra Nelson; son, Logan Alexander...
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Claudia L. Medsker

May 8, 2016

Claudia L. Medsker , 71, passed away May 8, 2016 at Summit City Nursing Home. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Vonola M. Myers

May 8, 2016

Vonola M. Myers, 88, passed away after her battle with cancer Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Convoy, OH, Vonola graduated from Ossian High School as well as International Business College. She was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an active member of Nine Mile United Methodist Church. She enjoyed sewing, reading, and...
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Peggy Ann Weaver

May 8, 2016

Peggy Ann Weaver, 76, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Kilsyth, West Virginia, Peggy lived most of her adult life in Fort Wayne, IN and worked as a Certified Pharmacy Technician with Hooks, Revco, and CVS for 35 years, retiring in 2005. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church and the American Legion. Peggy was an avid reader. She also enjoyed...
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Beverly J. (Baker) Meyer

May 8, 2016

Beverly J (Baker) Meyer, 85, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016 at home. Surviving are her husband of 44 years, Robert Meyer of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Debra (Thomas) Schneider of Fort Wayne, IN; sons, Mark Shively of Fort Wayne, IN and Kelly (Cheryl) Shively of Garrett, IN; 7 grandchildren and18 great-grandchildren . Beverly was preceded in death by her parents Alrick and Maycel Baker, 2...
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Mary E. Mickelini

May 8, 2016

Mary E. Mickelini, 85, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Woodview Health Care Center. Born in Clinton, Indiana, Mary graduated from Central Catholic High School. Surviving are her sister, Clara Bloom of Fort Wayne, and several nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Oliva Michelini, brother, Lamberto Mickelini, and sister, Gelsomina Mickelini. Private...
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Brad Lee Brennan

May 7, 2016

Brad Lee Brennan, 42, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016. Brad worked as a welder and enjoyed fishing and bowling and was a member of the Car Tunes Club. Surviving are his wife Wendy Brennan; sons, Kodey Brennan and Kollyn Brennan; daughter, Kierstann Brennan; parents, David L. and Joyce A. Brennan; grandmother, Ruth Brennan; brothers, Kevin Brennan and Gregory Marchal; sisters, Kimberly...
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Coleen Wilcoxson

May 7, 2016

Coleen Wilcoxson, 92, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born November 1. 1923 in Fort Wayne, Coleen graduated from South Side High School. Surviving are her daughter, Diane Rose (Ralph) Freimuth of Fort Wayne; and many cousins, nieces, nephews & friends. Coleen was preceded in death by her husband Paul Richard Wilcoxson; and parents, Orville Earnest and Orda Dawn Glentzer nee...
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Barbara L. Greene

May 6, 2016

Barbara L. Greene, 63, passed away May 6, 2016 surrounded by her family and best friend. Barb worked for Community Cancer Care in Indianapolis before moving to Dallas. She is survived by her sisters Linda Maynard of Churubusco, Sandra Johnston of Fort Wayne, brother Paul Greene of Zelienople, PA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Warren and Maxine (Hampshire) Greene. Private Family...
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Merle E. Brown

May 6, 2016

Merle E. Brown , 75, passed away Friday, May 6, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Flora, IL, Merle joined the US Navy immediately after high school. He served in active duty from 1958 to 1961. He and his family lived in Illinois, Virginia and Florida, although they spent most of their lives in Ft. Wayne, IN. Merle retired in 2007 as the Quality Assurance Manager...
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Harold W. Stoops

May 6, 2016

Harold W. Stoops, 93, passed away Friday, May 6, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Mary Stoops of Fort Wayne; sons, Gary (Joyce) Stoops of Fort Wayne, James (Patricia) Stoops of Fort Wayne, David (Debra) Stoops of Fort Wayne, and William (Kimberly) Stoops of Detroit, MI; 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and his sister, Barbara Braun of Fort Wayne. Harold was preceded in death...
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Mary Lou Dillon

May 6, 2016

Mary Lou Dillon, 80 passed away Friday, May 6, 2016, at home with her children by her side. She enjoyed being with her family and time with her friends, and especially playing cards and traveling together. Surviving are her children: Kathyrn Dillon, Daniel (Cathy) Dillon, Tricia (Thomas) Crepeau, Timothy (Julie) Dillon, Christine (Wayne) Ouimette, sister Joanne Maggard. Her ten grandchildren...
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Randy (Rockstar) (Guitar) A. Miller

May 6, 2016

Randy "Rockstar" "Guitar" A. Miller, 60, passed away Friday, May 6, 2016 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Bellvue, NE, Randy worked with several local companies including North American, Exhaust World, Slater Steel, and Fort Wayne Metals. He was a member of St. Joseph United Methodist Church, and played in the Thorty Hockey League. Randy played guitar in several bands including Ayre Ryde,...
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Richard P. (Dick) Quillin

May 6, 2016

Richard P. "Dick" Quillin of Fort Wayne, Ind., 82, passed away on May 6, 2016. Born in Chicago in 1934, Dick graduated from Notre Dame University in 1956. He lived in Fort Wayne for most of his adult life, working in sales first at IBM for over 30 years followed by 25+ years at Harding Dahm. Dick was a member and volunteer of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church for over 50 years. Dick was a...
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Mary Lou Fisher

May 6, 2016

Mary Lou Fisher, 86, passed away Friday, May 6, 2016 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her sisters, Loretta (Harvey) Berg of Payson, AZ; Carol J. (Byron) Hoover of Fort Wayne, IN; M. Marie Fisher of Ft. Wayne, IN. Mary Lou was preceded in death by her parents Chester E. and Georgianna Fisher, brothers, John T. and Robert. Private burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne...
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Clayton Matthew Warren Thompson

May 4, 2016

Infant, Clayton Matthew WarrenThompson , was stillborn, May 4, 2016 at Dupont Hospital. He is survived by his parents, Ariana and Jordan Thompson. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Rd.
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Neva C. Nill

May 4, 2016

Neva C. Nill, 97, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at home surrounded by her family. Neva was highly regarded as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She dedicated her life to serving others as demonstrated by her volunteerism and devout faith. As an active member of St. John the Baptist Church, she visited parishioners in nursing homes for over 40 years. She also delivered Meals on Wheels...
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Debra Bailey

May 4, 2016

Debra Bailey, 60, passed away May 4, 2016 at in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her father, Earl D. Richards; daughter, Janelle Bailey; sons, Jamie Richards, S.E. Richards, Kameron Bailey; brothers, Randall Stiegerwald, Sr., Russell (Robin) King,Delbert Thorn, Jr., John Richards; sisters, Carolyn (Roy) Stocksdale, Sue Richards, and Jeannie Richards; and grandchildren, Paige, Mercedes, Trey,...
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Dennis L. Berlin

May 4, 2016

Dennis L. Berlin , 51, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Glen Ridge, NJ, Dennis worked as a custodian with Whitley County Hospital. Dennis enjoyed watching Nascar and loved animals. He was a member of Arcola United Methodist Church. Surviving are his mother, Alys Mae Berlin; brothers, Roger A. Berlin of Fort Wayne, Steve (Catherine) Berlin of New...
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Randall R. Sorg

May 3, 2016

Randall R. Sorg, 57, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fort Wayne surrounded by his family. Born in Fort Wayne, Randy retired in 2011 as a civilian contractor with the Air National Guard where he served for 24 years. He was a member of St Joseph Catholic Church, Hessen Cassel, a 4th degree Knight of Columbus, and a member of the Sons of the Legion Post #296. ...
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Maxine (Micky) K. (nee Vander Veen) Young

May 3, 2016

Maxine (Micky) K. Young (nee Vander Veen) passed away May 3, 2016 in Fort Wayne Indiana. She was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 11,1934. Graduated from Wyoming High School in Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Junior College and Indiana University, with a B.S. in Business degree. She also received a PHT (Putting Hubby Through) degree from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in...
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Stephen A. Clark

May 3, 2016

Stephen A. Clark, 70, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Stephen worked with General Electric for 37 years. He was a member of St. Joseph United Methodist Church, Three Rivers Visiting Dog Club, GE Apprentice Alumni, and a volunteer with GE talking books. Surviving are his wife, Sara Clark of Fort Wayne; daughter, Cyndi Clark of Fort Wayne; brother, David ...
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Gloria M. Kendrick

May 3, 2016

Gloria M. Kendrick, 90, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Surviving are her son, Robert "Dan" (Yong Cha) Kendrick; daughters: Sharon G. Kendrick; Margaret V. (Doug Buzzard) Barry; and Rebecca (Chris) Wilson; and grandchildren: Kelly L. Piepenbrink, Nikki Wilson, Nathan Wilson. Gloria was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Kendrick; parents, Samuel and Valeria Johnson; and grandson,...
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Phyllis R. Grieger

May 2, 2016

Phyllis R. Grieger, 89, passed away Monday, May 2, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, Phyllis graduated from North Side High School and then worked at Lincoln Life Insurance Company for several years. She was a lifetime member of Salem United Church of Christ and a 50 year charter member of the Cedar Creek Women's Club...
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Robert G. Bryan

May 2, 2016

Robert G. Bryan, 82, passed away Monday, May 2, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Surviving are his sons, David N. Bryan, Glenn A. (Linda) Bryan, and Thomas S. (Donna) Bryan, all of Fort Wayne; 8 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and numerous extended family members. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Marcile Bryan; parents, David Elmer and Ruth Etta Bryan; 5 brothers; and 5...
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Jonathan Andualem Michael (Smiles) Mortensen

February 1, 2008 - May 2, 2016

Jonathan Andualem Michael "Smiles" Mortensen, 8, was taken Monday, May 2, by Batten Disease but is now walking with Jesus. He fought like Superman, but he suffered enough. He can now see, smile, and is seizure free. Originally from Ethiopia, Jonathan Smiles impacted thousands of lives through his spunk, smile, and spirit. Surviving are his parents, Michael and Christine (La Rue) Mortensen, Fort...
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Linda L. Fletcher

May 2, 2016

Linda L. Fletcher, 78, passed away Monday, May 2, 2016. Linda worked as a waitress and cook with Howard Johnson/Holiday Inn - Terrace Room for 40yrs years. Surviving are her sons, Robert (Brenda) Landis; Loren (Carolyn) Landis; Tim (Benita) Landis; 11 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; brother, James Roeback; and sister, Merris Reimschisel. Linda was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Reuben B. Saturday, Jr.

August 10, 1928 - May 1, 2016

Reuben Saturday Jr., 87, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 at home surrounded by his children. Born in Savannah, GA, Reuben was in good standing as a member of Sheetmetal Workers Union Local #20 for 53 years. Surviving are his son, Marion (Debbie) Saturday of Grabill, IN; daughters, Clara "Nell" Croteau of New Haven, IN; Victoria Christine (Jeff) Phelps of Kokomo, IN; Jean Saturday (Mike) Whitley...
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Merle L. (Red) Carter

May 1, 2016

Merle L. "Red" Carter, 90, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016, at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, FL. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Merle was owner of the ARCO gas station at Time Corners for over 20 years and C & C Salvage for 14 years, retiring in 1988. Red was a man who saw treasure in other people's trash. He attended Anthony Wayne First Church of God and was a 50+ year member of Summit City...
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Michael H. Wisniewski

May 1, 2016

Michael H. Wisniewski, 65, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 at his home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his "better half", Becky Beckman; daughters, Carissa Wisniewski and Sabrina Wisniewski; and step-son, Tug (Jackie Wilson) Beckman; grandchildren: Breesha, Desiree, Cainan, Jazmyn, Laythen and the Wilsons; great-granddaughter, Marriana; sisters, Joan Belchner; and Janet (Steve) Leiter; good...
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Betty Margaret (Kocher) Peters

March 23, 1924 - May 1, 2016

Betty Margaret (Kocher) Peters, was born on March 23rd, 1924 and passed away on May 1st, 2016. She was born to Oliver and Sophia (Roper) Kocher, in Huntington, IN. Betty was an active member and volunteer for the Waynedale United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She also volunteered at the Embassy Theater for over 24 years. Betty worked well into her 80's for the Fort Wayne Rehabilitation...
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Julia H. Nankervis

May 1, 2016

Julia H. Nankervis, 72, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Anderson, IN, Julia worked as Controller at St. Joe Hospital until 1998. Most recently she was an Appeals Representative with Lutheran Hospital. She was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church and will be remembered for being a hard worker as well as a loving mother and grandmother. Surviving are her...
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Lillian L. Ladig

May 1, 2016

Lillian L. Ladig, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday May 1, 2016. She is survived by her daughter, Loretta (David) Lehman of Duncannon, PA; sons, Bernard (Cheryl) Ladig of Fort Wayne, IN and Richard (Michele) Ladig of Venice, FL; grandsons Tom Ladig and Forrest Lehman; and great grandchildren Jamie Aguirre and Harrison Lehman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Ladig and her...
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Sally M. Rivers

April 30, 2016

Sally M. Rivers, 82, passed away April 30, 2016. Surviving are her sons; Starling McLain; Chronicle (Sharon) McLain; Dale (Joy) Cox; Kenneth (LaTanya) Cox; and Wendell (Teresa) Rivers; daughters, Cynthia Brown; and Alice F. Rivers. 14 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; brother, Moses Pope; Robert (Liz) Pope; sisters, Carrie Moody and Mary Nell Smith. Sally was preceded in death...
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Madison Clark

April 30, 2016

Madison Clark, 20, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016. Surviving are her mother, Tina M. Clark of Fort Wayne, IN; father, Robert J. Clark of Fort Wayne, IN; sister, Megan M. Clark of Arcata, CA; grandfather, Ronald (Pennie Kelley) Clark, Sr. of Saint Joseph, MI; grandmother, Judith VonKoenig of Sarasota, FL; uncles, Jeff (Angi) Newkirk, Ronald (Anne Dailey) Clark, Jr., Steven (Margaret) Clark;...
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Chester M. Zeidler

April 30, 2016

Chester M. Zeidler, 70, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 at St Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in College Point, NY, Chester was a U S Navy Vietnam veteran and worked as an International Director with North American Van Lines for 30 years and Prudential Life Insurance for 8 years. He enjoyed traveling, history, and loved spending time with his family. Surviving are his wife of 48...
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Maureen Anne (nee Gallagher) Madden

February 21, 1937 - April 30, 2016

Maureen Anne Madden, (née Gallagher) 79, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family at her home in Fort Wayne on the evening of April 30. Maureen was born on February 21, 1937 in Jersey City, NJ to James and Mary Gallagher. Maureen grew up in Nutley, NJ, and attended Queen of Peace High School, where she met and fell in love with her husband, Clement Madden. They were married on May 11,...
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Sandra Marie Suter

April 29, 2016

Sandra Marie Suter , 59, passed away April 29, 2016 at . Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Rd.
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Jody G. Conley

April 29, 2016

Jody G. Conley, 60, passed away Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. Surviving are his wife, Debbie L. Conley (Edwards) of New Haven; mother, Wanda Phillips of New Haven; sons, Patrick Conley of Indianapolis and Adam (Melinda) Conley of Fort Wayne; grandsons, Jackson and Mason Conley; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, LuAnn and Mike McDonough of Van Wert; niece,...
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William R. Walker

April 28, 2016

William R. Walker, 93, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Lois "Jeanne" Walker of Fort Wayne; and nieces: Carolynne (David Langdon) McComb of Fort Wayne, Kristine (Wes) Bradley of Indianapolis, Cheryl (Doug) Potter of Fort Wayne, and April (Robert) Anderson of Decherd, TN. William was preceded in death by his parents,...
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Betty Jean King

April 28, 2016

Betty Jean King, 84, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Woodcrest Health Care in Decatur IN.
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Liana J. Brase

April 28, 2016

Gordon and Betty Hovarter and sister, Jana Becker. Surviving are her husband, Daniel Brase of Monroeville, IN; son, Jeremy (Mariana) Trogdon of New Haven, IN; grandchildren, Austin Goggans, David Trogdon, Daniel Trogdon, and Elizabeth Trogdon; sister, Vana Manz of FL; and brother, Len (Candie) Hovarter of MI. Liana was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Betty Hovarter and sister, Jana...
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Max Edward Hoeppner

April 28, 2016

Max Edward Hoeppner, 76, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016. Born in Woodburn, IN, Max worked for over 55 years in the construction field, with the last 25 years as an owner of Hoeppner Construction Corporation before retiring. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Woodburn, a past elder and served on various committees of the church. He was an active volunteer and past board member of...
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Keith L. Sanftner

April 27, 2016

Keith L Sanftner, 67, fell asleep in the Lord on April 27th after a lifelong battle with diabetes. Keith was a wonderful father, loving husband, and a brilliant educator whose encyclopedic knowledge was legendary among his family, friends, and students. Keith was an Eagle Scout and an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed photography, cycling, camping, hiking, and off-roading. While earning his bachelor's...
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Tammy S. Doss

April 27, 2016

Tammy S. Doss, 50, went to her permanent home in heaven on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her parents, Larry and Doris Dale; husband, Danny Doss; daughter, Shauna Doss; son, Dustin Doss; and grandson, Daulton Doss, all of Fort Wayne; brothers, Joe (Diana) Dale of Carmel, IN and Jeffrey (Chrissy) Dale of Houston, TX; nephews, Dane and Drew Dale; as...
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Donna R. Thompson

April 27, 2016

Donna R. Thompson, 59, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Bluffton, IN, Donna worked as a License Practical Nurse with several hospitals and nursing homes around Fort Wayne. Surviving are her brother, Barry Lee Thompson; sister, Sue Ann Schrader; nephew, Paul Schrader; niece, Christina Kay (Al) Wantroba; grand niece Olivia; and her adopted families, the Metzgers...
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Richard H. Osborn

April 27, 2016

Richard H. Osborn, 73, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016. He was a member of Fellowship Missionary Church for over 30 years. Surviving are his wife, Karen Sue Osborn; sisters, Mary Osborn and Charlotte Ratliff, 5 nephews and 1 niece. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Violet Osborn and brothers, Virgil and Kenneth Osborn. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Memorials may...
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Donna Jean (VanDolah) Gammon

April 27, 2016

Pastor Donna Jean (VanDolah) Gammon, 77, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Donna served as pastor for 20 years with various local churches. She was a member of the Fort Wayne Chapter of the American Business Women. Surviving are her children Mark Gammon; and Jacqueline Melton; 4 grandchildren, Nicole, Natalie, Noelle, and Matthew; great-grandson Colt; ...
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Robert (Bob) L. Nichols, Sr.

April 27, 2016

Robert "Bob" L. Nichols, Sr., 85, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Robert was born in DeKalb County to the late Ira and Mildred Nichols. Robert was a Korean War Air Force veteran. He was the owner and operator of Advance Sewer Services for 53 years, retiring in 2015. He was a member of the American Legion #82, Summit City Lodge 170, F.&A.M. Scottish Rite, Shriner and part of the Mispah...
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Anita L. Weyer

April 26, 2016

Anita L. Weyer, 70, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Findlay, Ohio, Anita worked as an office manager with Ernst Truck Equipment for 12 years, retiring in 2006. She was a member of the BSA Troop 38. Anita was passionate and active with the Native American Nation and their customs. She loved her family and cherished her grandchildren. Surviving are her...
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