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Deborah J. Crooks

August 18, 2017

Deborah J. Crooks, 63, passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Deborah worked for Waterfield Mortgage Company and most recently as administrative assistant with SAC Finance for 15 years. She was an active volunteer with Parkview. Deborah enjoyed working in her flower garden, and most of all spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving are her husband, David...
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Miriam Elizabeth Stoner Mendenhall

August 18, 2017

Miriam Elizabeth Stoner Mendenhall passed away peacefully on Friday, August 18, 2017. She was born June 9, 1927, to Edward Norris and Florence Burkett Stoner in Ladoga, Indiana. She was the fifth of seven children who remained close for all their lives even though geographical distances kept them apart. Miriam graduated from Tipton High School, Tipton, IN, in 1945 and then graduated from...
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Franklin R. Miller

August 17, 2017

Franklin R. Miller, 84, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Georgetown, SC, Franklin worked as a software engineer in various positions working in aerospace. He also served as an instructor at Ivy Tech Community College. Franklin was a member of North Park Community Church. Surviving are his sons, Thomas (Debi) Miller, David Miller, Jonathan (Tammy) Miller, Paul ...
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Smaragtha (Mary) Hanewald

August 17, 2017

Smaragtha "Mary" Hanewald, 90, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in New York City, NY, Mary worked as a secretary with Jersey City State College for 25 years. She was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Surviving are her son, Thomas (Maria) Hanewald of Fort Wayne; and two grandsons Thomas and Christopher Hanewald. Mary was preceded in death by her husband,...
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T. Richard Eiler, Jr.

August 16, 2017

T. Richard Eiler, Jr., 88, passed away early Wednesday morning, August 16, 2017, at Park Place Senior Living in Ft Wayne, with his loving daughter at his bedside after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born Sep 8, 1928 in Ft Worth, Texas to the late T. Richard (Sr.) and Ruth E. (Harris) Eiler. When he was an infant his parents moved from Texas to Indiana. He spent his entire childhood in...
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Michael B. Bloom

August 16, 2017

Michael B. Bloom, 93, died on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Born in Noble County, Indiana, Michael was the son of the late Stephen J. and Margaret (Oakes) Bloom. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy, and he was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, and a lifetime member of the DAV. He is survived by his...
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Annette E. Jones

August 16, 2017

Annette E. Jones, 78, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Milwaukee, WI, Annette loved caring for her family as a homemaker and recently worked as a teacher's assistant with Fort Wayne Community Schools. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and was an active volunteer with various local organizations. Annette always enjoyed caring for the needs of...
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Chris Stayanoff

August 15, 2017

Chris Stayanoff, 87, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 in New Haven. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Chris worked as a member of Asbestos Workers Local Union #41 retiring in 1987. Surviving are his sons, John Stayanoff of Fort Wayne, Tom Stayanoff of Michigan City, IN, and Joe (Stacy) Stayanoff of Orlando, FL; daughters, Ann West of Orlando, FL and Suzanne (Michael) Prudlow of Fort Wayne; and sister,...
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John Redwanski, Sr.

August 15, 2017

John Redwanski Sr., 69, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017. John worked with International Harvester for 30 years. Surviving son, John (Merrie) Redwanski, Jr. of Scarborough, ME; and his significant other, Susan Frisch of Churubusco. Private family services will be held in Fort Wayne. Burial in Riverview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans. To sign the...
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Milton (Corky) Randolph Turner

August 15, 2017

Milton "Corky" Randolph Turner surrounded by family passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital on August 15, 2017. Corky was a graduate of the class of 1963 from Central High School. He joined the Air Force in 1963, after which he continued his job as a firefighter with FWFD where he retired in 2006 as Captain. He continued to work for FWCS for a few years after his retirement. Corky was well known for...
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Dixie M. Stouder

August 13, 2017

Dixie M. Stouder, 83, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Dixie worked with Seyferts and most recently with Plastics Composites Co. where she retired. She was a member of Community of Christ Church, and an active volunteer at Parkview Randallia. Surviving are her son, Jeff Laymon of Jacksonville, FL; step-son, David (Brenda) Stouder of Columbia City; step...
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Mary Katherine Kortum

August 13, 2017

Mary Katherine Kortum, nee Morgan, 91, a life-long resident of Fort Wayne, IN, died peacefully at her home on August 13, 2017. Born February 11, 1926 to the late William and Katherine Morgan, Mary attended James S. Smart elementary school, and graduated from South Side High School in 1944. Mary was the Secretary to the President of Bowser, Inc., a Fort Wayne based manufacturer of gasoline...
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Winifred (Freddie) Jorgensen

August 12, 2017

Winifred "Freddie" Jorgensen died peacefully at her Maravilla home in Santa Barbara, California on August 12, 2017. She was 103 years, 8 months, and 19 days old. Born on November 24, 1913 in Minot, North Dakota, her birth name was Winifred Mae Bakeman. Freddie's family had long roots in North America. Her great, great, great, great grandfather, Daniel Frederick Bakeman, was the last surviving...
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Patricia A. Moulin

August 11, 2017

Patricia A. Moulin, 84, went to be with the Lord Friday, August 11, 2017 at Visiting Nurse Hospice in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Patricia worked as a Driver Counselor with North American Van Lines until her retirement. She was a member of Central Catholic class of 1951 and Allen County Genealogy Society. Patricia loved the lakes and beaches and was an expert genealogist and was very tech...
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Loretta K Gayer

November 16, 1936 - August 10, 2017

Loretta K. Gayer, 80, entered the arms of her Loving Savior on Thursday, August 10, 2017 in Fort Wayne, IN, in the presence of her loving daughter in a peaceful, quiet ending to a life full of generosity of love, and caring compassion for others. Loving wife, mother, grandmother, friend, musician, artist, committed volunteer, incredible hostess and humorist, she lived her life in service to...
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Jeanette Joan Biberstine

August 10, 2017

Jeanette J. Biberstine, 91, passed away peacefully on Aug. 10, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne Indiana on May 24, 1926 and was a life long resident. She was the daughter of the late Elmer and Blanch Amstutz. Jean attended Central Catholic High School and was a member of St. Andrews, St. Charles and St. Jude parishes. Her faith sustained her always. She enjoyed dancing, entertaining and spending...
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Diana R. Jordan

August 10, 2017

Diana R. Jordan, 80, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017. Born in Saint Louis, MO, Diana was the daughter of the late William and Viola Rebscher. Diana met her husband Edward while she was studying at Washington University. Diana and Edward moved many times over the years and in each community Diana took a leadership role and was active in many organizations. With that in mind, Diana was...
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Cleo F. Miller

August 10, 2017

Cleo F. Miller, 84, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 at in Fort Wayne. He grew up in Pennville, IN, graduating from Pennville High School in 1950. He later graduated from Purdue University in 1954. Cleo taught high school for one year at Bluffton High School then he served two years in the US Army going to Germany. He then returned and taught biology at Garrett High School along with...
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Raymond C. Buescher

August 9, 2017

Raymond C. Buescher, 95, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Born in Poe, Indiana, Raymond was the son of the late Fred and Anna Buescher. He graduated from Central Catholic High School. Raymond was a WWII Navy veteran. Raymond owned and operated his own farm for many years. He had a strong faith in God, loved his family, and enjoyed playing euchre, and dominoes. He was a member of St....
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Julie A. Gard

August 9, 2017

Julie A Gard, 51, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Julie worked as a nurse with a variety of local nursing homes. Surviving are her husband, Darren Gard; parents, George and Renee Surine; brothers, Larry Surine, and Donald (Michelle) Surine; uncle, Bruce Bogner all of Fort Wayne. Service is 10:30 am, Monday, August 14, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons...
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Keith D. Davis

August 8, 2017

Keith D. Davis, 48, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at his home, in Ft Wayne. He was born to the late Charles William and Bobbie Jean Davis, and was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN. Keith graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1988. He worked in marketing and retail displays with Premier Concepts of Bentonville, AR. Keith enjoyed going to concerts, hiking and spending time...
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James K. Boomer

August 8, 2017

James K. Boomer, 86, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, James was the son of the late Lowell and Gladys Boomer. James graduated from Lincoln High School and earned his bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska. James served our country as a First Lt. in the U.S. Air Force. He worked as a product manager with the Raytheon...
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Connie Borland

August 8, 2017

Connie Borland, 70, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Connie began her life journey on August 24, 1946. Connie graduated from Franklin High School on June 10, 1964. Connie worked at Joy Manufacturing until she got married to Walter Gregory Borland. They were married on April 8, 1967 and stayed happily married for these past 50 years. Connie was a fantastic mother, wife,...
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Guianna Bogard

August 8, 2017

Guianna Bogard, 92, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, August 8, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on August 31, 1924. She was the daughter of the late Guy and Mary Longardner. Guianna enjoyed keeping busy; she was a hard worker, and enjoyed spending time with friends and family. She was a devoted member of the Northside Missionary Church, and gave her life to God....
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Vallie Viola Brouwer

August 8, 2017

Vallie Viola Brouwer, 89, died Tuesday, August 8, 2017 in Fort Wayne after a 13 year battle with Alzheimer's. She was born on October 7, 1928 in Edwardsburg, Michigan to the late Emma (Peckinowsky) and Fletcher Smith. She lived a full life, always loving and willing to help. She loved her family and grandchildren. Val was an excellent dancer, loved throwing parties, and many will attest, was...
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Mildred J. Oswalt

August 8, 2017

Mildred J. Oswalt, 89, passed away peacefully on August 8, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. She was born on June 24, 1928 in Fort Wayne, IN, the daughter of the late George and Maud Bingham. She retired from Rea Magnet Wire in 2002. Mildred was a long-time member of North Highlands Church of Christ. Among her hobbies were ceramics, gardening, visiting her son in Michigan, and enjoying...
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Ramona O. Sherbondy

August 7, 2017

Ramona O. Sherbondy , 81, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in New Braunfels, TX, Surviving are her daughters, Delores Lopez of New Braunfels, TX; Sanjuana Nervares of Bowling Green, KY; sons, Martin Galvan and Raul Delgado both of Fort Wayne, IN and several grandchildren . Ramona was preceded in death by her parents Felix and Maria Ortiz, sons...
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Noah J. Swartz, Jr.

August 7, 2017

Noah J. Swartz Jr., 92, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at Sage Bluff Nursing and Rehab in Fort Wayne. Born in Springfield, OH, Noah worked as a Industrial Engineer with International Harvester until his retirement. He was a member of Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church and was a WWII Army Veteran. Noah loved to fly small planes and enjoyed hot rods. He had a great sense of humor. Noah loved...
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Marian L. Thompson

August 7, 2017

Marian L. Thompson, 95, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at her home in Fort Wayne. She was born in Walla Walla, WA, to the late Alfred and Hazel Shaw. Marian had been a resident of Fort Wayne for 30 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a great grandmother. She was a longtime member of Covenant United Methodist Church, Marian volunteered along with her husband at Homebound...
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Eugene (Gene) Welch

August 7, 2017

Eugene "Gene" Welch, 66, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Gene graduated from North Side High School. Gene had been working in the grocery industry since 1968 with Kroger, Rogers, and Scotts. The number one priority in his life was his family. He also enjoyed going on Disney Castaway Cay Cruises with his wife, and woodworking. Surviving are his loving wife of...
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Antonio (Tony) Cuellar

August 7, 2017

Antonio (Tony) Cuellar, 93, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Texas on August 6, 1924, son of the late Raul T. and Carmen Cuellar. The family moved to Indiana in 1942 when the coal mines closed. The family moved to Fort Wayne later and Tony was hired by International Harvester and retired in 1973. He was a World War II Veteran. After the war he...
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Andrew J. Picco

August 6, 2017

Andrew J. Picco, 70, passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Spring Valley, IL, Andy began his college education at the University of Arizona and then graduated from Bradley University with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He worked as a sales engineer for General Electric and most recently was the owner of Fort Wayne Newcomer Services for the past 25 years. Andy was a...
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Kristina L. Smith

August 5, 2017

Kristina L Smith , 42, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Pensacola, FL, Kristina was a 1993 graduate from Snider HS and earned her associates degree from Ivy Tech and her bachelors from Indiana Tech. She worked from home as a Medical Coder with Nicka and Associates of TX for many years. She was a craft enthusiast and loved scrap booking, making detailed...
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Donald C. Peters

August 5, 2017

Donald C. Peters, 70, passed away on August 5, 2017. He was born on September 26, 1946 in Fort Wayne, IN, the son of the late Carlton and Evelyn Peters. Don graduated from North Side High School in 1964. He worked for Tetra Pak for 37 years before his retirement. He married Barbara Little on June 3, 1972 in Fort Wayne, IN. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, going to Canada, camping at the...
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Dorothy Ellen Kinzer

August 4, 2017

Dorothy Ellen Kinzer, 66, passed away on August 4, 2017. Dorothy was born on August 21, 1950, a Fort Wayne Native. She had a green thumb, and many house plants to prove it. Dorothy enjoyed going on walks, and spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving are her children; John (Alisa) Kinzer, Shannon Kinzer; grandchildren Caitlyn, Grace, Reese, and John; siblings, Neil (Pat) Hayes, Becky Edar,...
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Jesus "Jesse' Morales, Jr.

July 11, 1964 - August 3, 2017

Jesus "Jesse" Morales, Jr., 53, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Apple Valley, CA, Jesse worked as a Surgical Tech with Parkview Hospital. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and an avid Cowboys fan. He enjoyed watching boxing, adored his nieces and nephews and loved to joke around and make other's laugh. He was a gentle giant and defended...
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Jesus "Jesse" Morales Jr.

July 11, 1964 - August 3, 2017

Jesus "Jesse" Morales, Jr., 53, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Apple Valley, CA, Jesse worked as a Surgical Tech with Parkview Hospital. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and an avid Cowboys fan. He enjoyed watching boxing, adored his nieces and nephews and loved to joke around and make other's laugh. He was a gentle giant and defended...
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Charles K. Crowder

August 3, 2017

Charles K. Crowder, 83, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Wabash, IN, Charley worked in car sales and management, and later with D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home. He was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Marlene Crowder of Fort Wayne; his children, Charles (Tana) Crowder of Upland, IN, Ernest (Beth) Crowder of Fort...
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James A. Ringswald, Jr.

August 3, 2017

James (Jim) A. Ringswald, Jr., 93 Son of James Adair Ringswald, Sr. and Nannie (Nettie) Ella (Lay) Ringswald, Jim was born on 7-25-1924 in Louisville, Kentucky and he passed away surrounded by family on 8-3-2017 in Fort Wayne, IN after a lengthy struggle with Parkinson's disease. He was fortunate to be able to live in his own home until just this past spring and he celebrated his 93rd...
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Joyce Firestine

August 3, 2017

Joyce Carol (Carr) Firestine, 88, died Thursday, August 3, 2017 at St. Anne Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Joyce was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary Carr, Sr. Joyce modeled for Wolf and Dessauer's junior shop as a teen. Along with raising her seven children, Joyce loved Elvis, music, and watching movies. Surviving are her children; Linda Boschet, Karen (Ron) Rice both of Fort...
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Alice L. Thrun

August 3, 2017

Alice L. Thrun, 84, went peacefully to heaven to be with her husband, Melvin, and brothers and sisters on August 3, 2017. Alice was a teacher for all of her working life until her retirement. She enjoyed crafts, fishing, spending time with people, and playing and listening to music. She is survived by her daughter, Kim (Dave) Kaverman; grandchildren, Steve (Rebecca) Kaverman and Kristen Kaverman;...
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Odetta A. Bender

August 2, 2017

Odetta A. Bender, 85, passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at her residence, the Hearth of Sycamore Village in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Odetta worked both as an office manager and bookkeeper with St. Joe Center Vet Hospital for 29 years and later for several other local animal clinics. She served as past-President of Concord Place Community Association, and was a Precinct...
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Ray F. Zell

December 14, 1919 - August 2, 2017

Ray F. Zell, 97, passed away Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Ray served as store manager for G.C. Murphy Co. in Galion, OH, Owosso, MI, Indianapolis, and Fort Wayne. He was past president of the Rotary Club in Galion and the Chamber of Commerce in Owosso. Ray was a member of Christ's Church at Georgetowne, started the Voyagers...
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Louisa W. Hartman

August 2, 2017

Louisa W. Hartman, 93, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Louisa was the daughter of the late Elmer and Elfreda Haugk. Louisa was the secretary and treasurer of H.W. Hartman Dry Wall Company for many years. She was also head of the cash office for Montgomery Ward where she worked for 14 years. She was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and their...
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Barbara Ann Odier

August 2, 2017

Barbara Ann (Willen) Odier passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. She was born in Albany, KY, the daughter of the late Curtis and Ola Anna (Craft) Willen. Raised in Ft Wayne, IN, she was a graduate of Central High in 1957. Two years later Barbara married Lynn Odier, her husband of 58 years. After several years in Fort Wayne, they moved to Bloomington, IN, where they lived for nearly...
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Peyton Timothy Philpot

August 1, 2017

Peyton Timothy Philpot, age 21, from Dayton, Ohio and growing up for the last five years in Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away August 1, 2017. Peyton was a student at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, studying psychology and was active in the drama club. He graduated from Bishop Dwenger High School in 2015 where he was a star football player. He loved movies and loved Batman from the...
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James Redmond Shields

August 1, 2017

James Redmond Shields was born in Buffalo, New York, on August 13, 1923 to William and Mary Shields. He grew up in Fostoria, Ohio. James attended St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana, on football and track scholarships, before deploying to serve his country during World War II. Returning from serving as an officer in the Merchant Marine in World War II, James married his wife of nearly...
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Charlene Carla Dyman

July 31, 2017

Charlene Carla Dyman, 70, passed away at 11:30 am on Monday, July 31, 2017 in New Haven. Charlene was born on February 25, 1947 in Gary, IN, the daughter of the late Charles C. and Irene M. (Baydowicz) Costo. She was united in marriage to Dr. Daniel J. Dyman on August 26, 1967. She was a retired registered nurse and was a member of Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church in New Haven. Surviving...
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Marian D. Yaggy

July 31, 2017

Marian D. Yaggy, 98, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017 at Adams Heritage in Monroeville. Born in, OH, Marian worked as a teacher for many years. Surviving are her brother-in-law, Leon Yaggy; niece, Nina (Eric) Boe; one great niece; and two great-nephews; many cousins-in-law which include Tom and Norma Yaggy, Ruth Ann Sprunger, and Dave and Barb Eicher. Marian was preceded in death by husband,...
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Robert Pentino

July 29, 2017

Robert Pentino, 76, passed away on July 29, 2017. He was born on September 30, 1940. He was an avid motorcyclist visiting 49 states with his wife. Bob also enjoyed watching old movies, reading, and fine dining. Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Toni Pentino; step-son, David (Jennifer) Schusterman; and brother-in-law, Edward McIntyre. He was preceded in death by his sister Loretta McIntyre...
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Barbara Jean Carpino Williams

December 9, 1935 - July 29, 2017

Barbara Jean Carpino Williams, 81, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 29, 2017 in Battle Creek. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Barbara worked at Magnavox for 20 years and as a nurse with Parkview Hospital retiring in 2002. She also worked at Macy's and Kohl's, after retirement. She enjoyed jazz music, gardening, cooking and going to the casinos. Barbara was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching...
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Karen Jean Ohneck

July 29, 2017

Karen Jean Ohneck, 72, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Miller's Merry Manor. Karen was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on September 30, 1944 to the late Gerald Ohneck and Joyce Stabler who survives. Karen had a contagious laugh and giggle. She enjoyed listening to music, and being around her family and friends. Surviving are her mother, Joyce Stabler of Fort Wayne; brother, John (Kristy)...
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Mary Theresa Lebrato Newman

July 28, 2017

Mary Theresa Lebrato Newman, 80, passed away peacefully, Friday, July 28, 2017 in her Fort Wayne home surrounded by family. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, Theresa enjoyed being at the lake, cooking, and adored her grandchildren. She loved traveling to southern Italy to visit her family. Surviving are her Spouse, Richard Newman of Fort Wayne; daughter, Lisa (Shawn) Patterson of Fort Wayne;...
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Lawrence W. Zehrung

July 28, 2017

Lawrence W. Zehrung, 87, went home to be with his Lord and Savior July 28, 2017. Lawrence graduated from New Haven High School in 1948. He worked in the accounting and computer departments of Phelps Dodge Magnet Wire for 36 years, except for two years when he served in the Korean War in Seoul, Korea, achieving the rank of sergeant. He was also the president of the Phelps Dodge Magnet Wire...
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Ronald W. Brand

July 27, 2017

Ronald W. Brand, 65, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Calling is Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Rd. To view the online obituary, go to www.domccombandsons.com.
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Rnald W. Brand

July 27, 2017

Ronald W. Brand, 65, passed away July 27, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Rd.
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Donna Elizabeth Maxwell

July 27, 2017

Donna Elizabeth Maxwell , 90, passed away peacefully, Thursday, July 27, 2017 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Manton, MI, Donna worked at Three Rivers Federal Credit Union for several years, retiring in 1985. She was a devoted and longtime member of Messiah Lutheran Church, and belonged to Towns of Harmony Chapter, Sweet Adelines International Inc. for 50 years. Surviving are her children,...
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David Mike Belfry

July 26, 2017

David "Mike" Belfry, 75, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Born in Munising, MI, Mike was a graduate of North Side High School and later completed his undergraduate degree and Law School from the University of Michigan. He served his country as a Captain in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Surviving are his mother, Muriel Wallenstein of Fort Wayne; siblings, Kurt (Jennifer) Wallenstein of...
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Harriet F. Robinson

July 25, 2017

Harriet F. Robinson, 91, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. Born in Harlan, Indiana, Harriet was the daughter of the late Jake and Irene Gonser. During her youth, Harriet managed her family's business Robbie's Western Store and her families apartments. Harriet's number one priority in her life was her family. She loved taking care of them and spending time with...
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Loree E. (Stanski) Sutto Clevenger

July 25, 2017

Loree E. (Stanski) Sutto Clevenger, 79 - not 80 yet, she informed you, in case you made that mistake - died July 25, 2017 surrounded by family after a brief decline and a long fought battle with her twin nemesis, arthritis and anxiety. She was preceded in death by her brother, Loren (Barbara) Stanski and parents; Stanley and Wanda (Hooker) Stanski. She grew up in Fort Wayne, IN, graduating from...
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Larry J. Neely

July 24, 2017

Larry J. Neely, 70, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Larry worked as a welder/fabricator with Wayne Metals, retiring in 2009. He was a 1965 North Webster High graduate. He was a member of Elmhurst Church of the Nazarene. Larry enjoyed fishing and camping. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a story-teller and kept...
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Louis H. Bowman

July 23, 2017

Louis H. Bowman, 97, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017. He was born in Lawrenceville, IL on July 20, 1920, the son of the late Lewis and Edith Bowman. After graduating from Hammond Tech High School in 1938 he worked for the Chicago and Eastern Railroad as a Gandy Dancer, and then International Harvester before he was drafted in to the U.S. Navy in 1943. He served in World War II, stationed...
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James A. Smith, Jr.

July 23, 2017

James A. Smith, Jr., 91, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, James was the son of the late James and Agnes Smith Sr. James was a WWII Marine veteran. He was a lineman and installer for GTE/Verizon for 40 years before his retirement in 1990. He was a member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, American Legion, Post 499 COF, IBEW #723. James enjoyed...
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George Perry

July 23, 2017

George Perry , 39, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017 at his home in Fort Wayne. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, George enjoyed bike riding, organic gardening, He was sensitive and compassionate to the under served in our community. George was dedicated to his family. Surviving are his mother, Karen Perry of Fort Wayne, IN father, George K (Barbara) Perry, III of...
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Rose (Kovach) Davis

July 22, 2017

Rose (Kovach) Davis, passed away July 22, 2017. She was born on September 11, 1930 in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of the late John and Kate Kovach. She was a beloved Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother. She is survived by three children; Keith "Hank" Davis, of Scottsdale, AZ; Kathy Winter, of Fort Wayne, IN; Charles "Chuck" William Davis III, of Piketon, OH; and one sister, (twin) Barbara...
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Tyon Jerell Woods

July 22, 2017

Tyon Jerell Woods, 19, passed away Saturday July 22, 2017. He was born on February 6, 1998 in Fort Wayne, IN. Tyon attended Northrop High School for 3 years, and graduated from New Haven High School in 2016. He always had a smile on his face, he was jolly, respectful, sensitive, caring, loving, well liked, had a lot of friends, was giving, sweet, and easy to like and get along with. He was very...
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Amiya Goldsby

July 21, 2017

Amiya Goldsby, 5, earned her wings Friday, July 21, 2017 at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in Indianapolis. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Amiya loved playing with shopkins. She was a little princess and loved wearing dresses and twirling in them. She was so smart. Surviving are her mother, Rashaunda (Robert Wade) Wallace; father, Aaron Goldsby; grandmothers, Coretta Harris of FL and Betty...
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Lana J. Bauch

July 21, 2017

Lana J. Bauch, 63, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017. Surviving are her sister, Roberta (Dan) Hitzeman; brother, David Bauch; and sister, Myrtle Bauch all of Fort Wayne, IN. Lana was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Daisy Bauch; sister, Alice Landis; and brother, Larry Bauch. Service is 3:00 pm, Wednesday July 26, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake...
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Steven G. Love

July 21, 2017

Steven G. Love , 67, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, July 21, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Steven graduated from New Haven High School in 1968 and Sam's Technical Institute. He worked as a systems engineer with Raytheon for 39 years, retiring in 2013. Steven was a member of Aboite Lutheran Church. He was a past chairman of the Emmanuel Lutheran School Board and...
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Karen Elizabeth Leffers

July 21, 2017

Karen Elizabeth Leffers, 54, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 4, 1962, the daughter of Leroy and Marcia Leffers. Karen worked at Easter Seals ARC for 35 years, and was a life long member of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. She had a great love of dogs, and watching movies from the 50's and 60's era, especially Grease. She enjoyed spending...
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LaMarcus Erritt Jenkins

October 11, 2012 - July 20, 2017

LaMarcus Erritt Jenkins, 4, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017. LaMarcus was born on October 11, 2012 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Erritt "Lamar" Jenkins and Preondra Shane McGee. LaMarcus was only four years old, but he was a leader. He enjoyed playing basketball, dancing, riding his bicycle and loved the color red. He was a very compassionate little man and loved his mommy and daddy. Service...
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Steven Weddle

July 20, 2017

Steven Weddle, 53, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, IN on Dec. 18, 1963, he was the son of Floyd and Arlene Weddle who survive. He had worked with Rescom Construction for a number of years, and in 2006 opened his own business, Weddle Lawn Care. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife of 34 years, Cindy Weddle; children, Melissa (Nathan) Rusher, Brandon (Megan)...
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Barbara Ann Brock Buell

July 20, 2017

BARBARA ANN BROCK BUELL, 66, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Born Feb. 11, 1951 in Pineville, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Golden Brock and Chesney Brock, who survives. She graduated from Bell County High School in 1969 and was a graduate of I.T.T. in Fort Wayne. She retired from Phelps Dodge Magnet Wire after 27 years of service and retired from Vera Bradley...
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Katelyn M. Pulley

July 20, 2017

Katelyn M. Pulley, 25, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Katelyn graduated from Churubusco High School in 2011 and was currently attending Ivy Tech Community College. She worked for Wise Business Forms. Surviving are her father, Kevin (Rhonda) Pulley of Columbia City; mother, Kelly Pulley of Fort Wayne; fiancé, Aaron Heaton of Fort Wayne; brother, Eric Pulley of...
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Charlene (Hauber) Miller

July 20, 2017

Charlene (Hauber) Miller, 92 passed away on July 20, 2017 into the presence of Jesus, from a stroke. She and Richard J. Miller were married for 71 years; he will deeply miss her. Charlene was born on July 26, 1924 in Cresco, Iowa, the only child of Ray and Emma Hauber. "Shar and Dick" lived in his hometown, Fort Wayne, Indiana, where she was a mother, home-maker and worked as bookkeeper for her...
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Sharon E. Wiegman

July 20, 2017

Sharon E. Wiegman, 85, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Lutheran Life Villages at Pine Valley in Fort Wayne. Born in Decatur, Indiana, Sharon was the daughter of the late Charles and Edna Hite. Sharon was a lifetime member of the Fort Wayne Civic Theater. The Arts and Theater were a true passion of hers. She also enjoyed making crafts and was an avid animal lover. Sharon's exuberant...
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Bonnie Lou Stanford

July 20, 2017

Bonnie Lou Stanford, 76, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late W. Charles and Violet Martin. Bonnie was a compassionate and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother that will be remembered for her humor and unconditional love. Surviving are her husband, of 60 years John M Stanford, Sr. children,...
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Julia M. Lemons

July 19, 2017

Julia M. Lemons, 74, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her children, David (Elizabeth) Perkins of San Diego, CA; daughter, Stephanie (Ken) Houchin of Fort Wayne; son, Jason (Stacey) Lemons of New Haven, IN; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers; and 5 sisters. Julia was preceded in death her parents, Homer and Lyda Marshall. Memorials may be made...
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Helen B. Juricak

July 19, 2017

Helen B. Juricak, 90, passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. She was born on July 26, 1926 in Ithaca, MI, the daughter of the late Frank and Annastasia Chvojka. Helen worked at Magnavox for 26 years until her retirement in 1987. She is survived by her son, David (Cathy) Juricak; and 5 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Frank Juricak; son, James "Jim" Juricak;...
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James R. Keeney

July 18, 2017

James R. Keeney, 88, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Lexington, OK, James worked as a Corrosion Engineer with Panhandle Eastern for 38 years. He was a member of the Texas Masonic Lodge. James enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved to ski. Surviving are his Spouse of 67 years, Betty Keeney; daughters, Debbie (Richie) Clark of Loveland, CO, Terri Ecenbarger of Fort Wayne,...
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Clara R. Dison

July 18, 2017

Clara R Dison, 79, passed away peacefully in her home, Tuesday, July 18, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Lake City, TN, Clara enjoyed fishing and being outdoors. She enjoyed sewing, adored her children, and liked to cook. Surviving are her daughter, Chanie (Don) Organ of Fort Wayne and son, Stephen (Cheryl) Dison of Franklin, OH; granddaughters, Andrea Lindsey and Stephanie (Christopher) McCoy;...
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Benjamin L. Grose

July 18, 2017

Benjamin L. Grose, 82, passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. He was raised in Paint Creek, WV, the son of the late Haymond and Jessie Grose. Ben was a member of Victory Life Church in New Haven, IN. He worked as a pipefitter and welder for Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 166 for 30 years before his retirement in 1997. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Janis C. Grose; children, Benjamin R....
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Sharon (Shari) L. Closson

July 18, 2017

Sharon "Shari" L Closson, 67, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 18, 2017 surrounded by her family. Born in Sturgis, MI, Shari completed her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Ball State University. She worked as a Registered Nurse with Parkview Randallia for 38 years. Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Joseph Closson of Kimmell, IN; mother, Mary Ann Miller of Sturgis, MI; daughter,...
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Sam Filippou

July 18, 2017

Sam Filippou died peacefully July 18, 2017 at Parkview Supportive Care Unit. Born December 14, 1941 in Polipotamos, Florina, Greece, he migrated to America in 1955. He joined the US Army and was a Green Beret, which was one of his proudest accomplishments. He graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor Degree in Microbiology. He went to work with his father Von at The Rib Room and he was...
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Wilma Secaur

July 17, 2017

Wilma Secaur, 90, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017. She was born on September 21, 1926 in Morgan Co., IN, the daughter of the late Gordon and Winnie Brown. She graduated from Chili High School, and was a member of Eastern Star. Wilma loved spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Surviving her children; Carol (Larry) Minns, and James Fouts; 4...
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Donald E. Bodeker

July 21, 1932 - July 17, 2017

Donald E Bodeker,84, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Donald worked with the Fort Wayne Engineering Department for 45 years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Surviving are his daughters, Linda L. (Les) Buttles of Fort Wayne and Terri A (Eddie) Newhard of Fort Wayne; sons, Rick L (Nancy) Bodeker of Avilla...
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Brian Kennedy

July 16, 2017

Brian Kennedy, 60, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 16, 2017 surrounded by his family. A resident of Fort Wayne, Brian was employed as a real estate agent, and later was the president of Kennedy Rayl Homes and owner of Kennedy Building Corporation. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Brian was a bright star in the lives of many people. "Dance with the Angels, Brian." Surviving are...
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Noel R. Wells

July 16, 2017

Noel R Wells, 83, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017 at his home in Leo. He was born in Auburn, Indiana to the late John W and Arlene H Wells. Noel graduated from Leo High School and was a lifetime resident of the community. He was a car salesman and worked at Allen County Motors, Bobilya Ford in Lagrange, IN and retired from Max Platt in Kendallville, IN. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul...
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Frederick A. Beckman

February 23, 1923 - July 16, 2017

FREDERICK A. BECKMAN, 94, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017, at St. Anne Home. Born on February 23, 1923, in Fort Wayne, Ind., Fred was the son of the late Adam and Cornelia (Schnitker) Beckman. After graduating from Central Catholic High School in 1941, he worked for General Electric, the News-Sentinel and the IRS until he entered St. Joseph College, Rensselaer, Ind., the fall of 1942. He left...
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Addilynn Grace Binns

July 15, 2017

Infant, Addilynn Grace Binns , was stillborn, July 15, 2017 at Dupont Hospital. She is survived by her mother, Marissa Pearson and father, Joshua Binns. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Rd.
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Robert (Bob) Schweppe

July 15, 2017

Robert "Bob" Schweppe, 85, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Bob was the son of the late Carl and Clara Schweppe. He graduated from Elmhurst High School. He served our country in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in the187th Infantry Regiment known as the Rakkasan. Bob retired from the Fort Wayne Fire Department in 1987 after 30 years of service. Following his...
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David Dean Thompson

December 19, 1941 - July 15, 2017

David Dean Thompson, 75, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Dave was the son of the late Harold and Mary Thompson. Dave graduated from Central High School class of 1960. He was an inspector with General Electric for 39 years prior to his retirement. He was a member of the GE Quarter Century and Elex Club and got together with friends that grew up in the East End...
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Juan (Johnny) Brown-Rodriguez

July 14, 2017

Juan "Johnny" Brown -Rodriguez, 75 went home to Jesus on Friday, July 14, 2017. He was born in San Juan Puerto Rico October 8, 1941. Juan was the only son of the late Juan and Angela Brown. As a child, he was brilliant skipping several grades at a time and learned to speak four languages along the way. He was an entrepreneur. From the beginning making money building chicken cages, repairing...
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Darrell L. Jeffrey

July 14, 2017

Darrell L. Jeffrey, 55, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Darrell worked as a audio control tech with Wise-TV NBC 33 for 21 years, and most recently at Fort Wayne Auto Truck Auction. Surviving are his sister, Deloris (David) Carpenter; step-brother, Bob Bolenbaugh; brother, Daniel (Elizabeth) Jeffrey; brother, Robert (Michelle) Jeffrey; sister, Lisa Jeffrey; and...
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Joan Detwiler

July 14, 2017

Joan L Detwiler. 86, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017 and is now reunited with a lifetime of precious family and friends. She was born in Three Rivers, MI, to the late Arthur and Odessa Pickens. Joan lived in Fort Wayne, IN most of her life. She worked as the Director of Day Care with North Christian Church for many years and taught nursery school at Crescent Ave Church. Joan had lived and...
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Dennis W. Norris

July 13, 2017

Dennis W Norris, 66, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Denny was born in Wolf Lake, Indiana and was self-employed. He served our country and is a United States Army Veteran. He loves spending time with family and adores his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Denny always puts others before himself. He is truly a devoted family man and enjoys the...
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David L. Paul

July 12, 2017

David L. Paul, 78, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, David was the son of the late Lawrence and Leone (Kortokrax) Paul. David graduated from Central Catholic High School. He served our country in the Army National Guard. David worked in the automotive industry as a service manager and sales associate for Hefner Chevrolet and Collins Oldsmobile. He was also a...
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Norma J. Gick

July 12, 2017

Norma J. Gick, 70, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at her home in Fort Wayne surrounded by her family. Born in Detroit, MI, to the late Carmelo and Belva Liuzzo. Norma was a homemaker, loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church. Surviving are her husband of 47 years , Robert Alan Gick of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Robert C (Kelley) Gick of Fort Wayne, IN;...
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Helene (Noleff) Avery

July 9, 2017

Helene (Noleff) Avery, 93, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017. Born in Johnsonburg, PA, Helene was the daughter of the late Nume and Stonia Noleff. She graduated from Central High School. Helene worked for GE as a quality control inspector for 42.5 years before her retirement. She was a member of St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church along with their women's guild, GE 25th Century Club, Elex...
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Jerome (Jerry) Relue

July 9, 2017

Jerome "Jerry" Relue, 71, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 at his home. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jerry was the son of the late Gilbert and Bernice Relue. Jerry was a Vietnam War Army veteran. He was a computer consultant with several organizations during his career before his retirement in 2014. He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church where he served as an usher. Jerry...
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