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Margaret (Marge) Couch

November 12, 2018

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

November 11, 2018

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

November 11, 2018

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

November 10, 2018

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

November 10, 2018

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

November 10, 2018

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

November 10, 2018

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

November 10, 2018

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

November 9, 2018

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

November 9, 2018

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

November 8, 2018

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

November 8, 2018

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

November 8, 2018

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

November 7, 2018

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

November 7, 2018

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

November 7, 2018

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

November 6, 2018

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

November 5, 2018

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

November 5, 2018

James "Jim" Timothy Purvis, 55, of Fort Wayne passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018. Jim was born to John and Betty Purvis on May 5, 1963 in Bath County, Kentucky. He attended school in Fort Wayne. Jim worked many years in construction. He was known by family and friends affectionately as "Goober." Jim was a handy man who loved to tinker and work on various projects. He is survived by mother,...
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Dolores Jane Schaefer

November 4, 2018

Dolores Jane Schaefer, 92, passed away on November 4, 2018. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 25, 1925, the daughter of the late Henry and Bertha Kaiser. Dolores was a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church. During her working days she worked at Stein Advertising, National Automotive, and Montgomery Wards. She was a dedicated Mother and Grandmother. She loved making new friends and being...
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Rita Deutsch

November 3, 2018

Rita Deutsch, 68, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Illinois, Rita was a member of St. Charles Borromeo. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, playing hearts, and never missed an episode of Days of Our Lives. She was a woman of strong faith and a devoted wife and mother. Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Richard Deutsch; children, Heather (Vince) Spilotro, Allison...
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Theresa Lynn Rios

November 3, 2018

Theresa Lynn Rios, 52 of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away November 3, 2018. She was born November 22, 1965 to the late Jim and Kathy (Head) Marker. Prior to her illness she worked as a CNA. She will be missed by all who knew her. Theresa is survived by her loving husband, Hilario A. Rios, son, David Marker, 2 grandchildren and brothers, Bill (April) Marker, Mike Marker, and Christopher(Helen)...
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Jocelyn Ann (Schwartz) Blum

November 3, 2018

Jocelyn Ann (Schwartz) Blum, 76, of Fort Wayne, IN, went to her heavenly home on Saturday, November 3, 2018, after a brief illness. Born April 22, 1942, in Berne, IN, Jocelyn was a wife of godly character, a caring, loving, and encouraging mother and grandmother, a devoted sister and sister-in-law, and a loyal friend. Jocelyn graduated from Berne French High School in 1960 and Lutheran...
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Bobbie Ray Belcher

November 2, 2018

Bobbie Ray Belcher, 64, passed away on November 2, 2018. He was born on November 19, 1953 in Kentucky the son of the late William Belcher and Myrtle Farmer. Bobbie enjoyed the outdoors and enjoyed talking walks. He loved spending time with his great-nieces. Surviving are his brothers; Charles Belcher, Cornelius Belcher, and Edward Allen Belcher. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews...
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Robert (Bob) Wilson

November 2, 2018

Robert (Bob) Wilson, 62 of Fort Wayne, IN died at his home November 2, 2018. Bob worked the last twelve years at the Embassy Theatre, cleaning and maintaining the building with great pride for the place so dear to his heart. He enjoyed all sports, especially football, basketball and baseball and he played centerfield on his league. Bob enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He is...
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Lillian M. Gable Bail

November 2, 2018

Lillian M. Gable Bail, 100, passed away on November 2, 2018. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on August 5, 1918, the daughter of the late Frank and Blanche Gable. Lillian was a graduate of Southside High School. She is survived by children; John J (Joan) Bail Jr., Barbara A. (Mark) Bail-Levin, Phyllis K. (Jim) Bail-Still, Thomas E. (Anne) Bail; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. She was...
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Joyce Irene Cook

November 1, 2018

Joyce Irene Cook, 66 of Ft Wayne passed away Nov. 1, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Wesley J. Cook, children, Ed (Laurie), Randy Terry, Norman, Brad, Chad Topp, 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, brothers Mike, Billy, Dick, sisters, Catherine, Helen, and Rosie. The family will receive friends 12-2 PM Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Mungovan Simple Cremations and Funerals 2114 S. Calhoun...
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Beth A. Thomas

October 30, 2018

Beth A. Thomas, 59 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away October 30, 2018. She was a faithful and active member of Harvester Missionary Church where she was a Greeter and worked in the Food Pantry. Beth is survived by her loving husband, Ben Thomas, children, A J Piatt, Nicole Martinez, Kelly Piatt, stepchildren, Khrishna Hale, Danica Thomas, Alyssa Thomas, 15 grandchildren, mother, Shirley Lyons, and...
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Pamela D. Keller

October 30, 2018

Pamela D. Keller, 73, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Pamela was a graduate of North Side High School and worked at Sears Service Center as a young adult. Later in life she worked at Atz for about 10 years. Surviving are her children, Jeff (Michelle) Keller, Erinn Keller, Kim Keller, and Denise Keller; siblings, Maureen (Tim) York, Doug Swain, Barrie Drew,...
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Joseph W. Owens, Jr.

October 30, 2018

Joseph W. Owens Jr., 74 passed away on October 30, 2018 surrounded by his loving family, following his long battle with cancer. He was born on July 21, 1944 in Fort Wayne, IN, the son of the late Joseph Owens and Helen (Owens) Sgro. Joseph was a graduate of Concordia Lutheran High School, Huntington University and Indiana University. He served in the Air National Guard. He worked at Navistar for...
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Ernest E. Young

October 30, 2018

Ernest E. Young, 77, passed away on October 30, 2018. He was born in Kendallville, IN on October 14, 1941, the son of the late Preston and Eva (Snyder) Young. Ernest served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1967 as a Medical Lab Assistant. He also obtained his bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Indiana Tech. His hobbies included playing Table Tennis at the community center. He also enjoyed playing...
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Marilynn (Beeta) L. Klopfenstein

October 29, 2018

Marilynn "Beeta" L. Klopfenstein, age 92, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018 at Kingston Care in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Klopfenstein was born on December 1, 1925 in Fort Wayne, IN to Ira M. and Nettie N. Myers. She graduated from South Side High School in Fort Wayne. She worked for Lincoln Financial as a secretary. In 1950, she married Richard L. Klopfenstein in Fort Wayne. ...
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Carol Ann Dunn

October 28, 2018

Carol Ann Dunn, age 74, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at her residence. She was born on December 18, 1943, in Fort Wayne, IN to Frederick Winicker and Margaret E. Corbat. Carol graduated from high school then continued her education at International Business College in Fort Wayne. On January 8, 1966, she married Ronald D. Dunn Sr. at the Cathedral in Fort Wayne. ...
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Arlene S. Leib

October 28, 2018

Arlene S. Leib passed away on October 28, 2018. She is survived by the love of her life, Jere, and her loving son, Brian (Maureen); and brother, Alan Siegle. She was preceded in death by her loving son, Michael. A celebration of life is Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at 11:00 am with calling one hour prior at D.O. McComb and Sons 6301 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne, IN. No flowers please. Donations to...
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Eligio (Eli) Gonzalez

October 27, 2018

Eligio "Eli" Gonzalez, 27, was called home by God, October 27, 2018. He graduated from Carroll High School in 2010 and continued his education at IPFW. Eli was a Halo tournament champion, music lover with an amazing sense of humor. He was a loving son, brother, grandson, uncle and nephew. Eli was loved by so many especially his family. He is survived by his parents Charley Gonzalez III and Angela...
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Ean McKinzie Luker

October 27, 2018

Ean McKinzie Luker, 21, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, October 27, 2018 in Woodburn at home. Born in Fort Wayne, Ean was a graduate of Woodlan High School and worked at McDonald's in Woodburn. He enjoyed music, playing video games, and spending time with his friends. Above all, he loved being with his family and adored his nieces and nephews. Surviving are his parents Jeffrey Luker and Tammy...
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Jo Van Collins

October 27, 2018

Joe Van Collins, 73, went home to be with the Lord on October 27, 2018. He was born in Kenver, Kentucky on March 2, 1945, the son of the late Henry and Mattie Collins. Joe served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged as a Sargent. Joe retired from the State Developmental Center as a Supervisor in 2007. Joe served as a volunteer chaplain at Lutheran Hospital for many...
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Kathleen M. Merritt

October 27, 2018

Kathleen M. Merritt, 73 of Wolcottville, IN passed away October 27, 2018. She was the Director of IT Services at Starcraft RV for numerous years. Kathleen is survived by her son Frederick J. (Nancy) Merritt, grandson, Lucas F. Merritt, her brother, James (Linda) Lacey, and brother-in-law, Jack Buskey. She is preceded in death by her husband, Fred B. Merritt, parents, James L. and Mary K. ...
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Lorayne D. Saunders

October 27, 2018

Lorayne D. Saunders, age 96, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Miller's Merry Manor in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Saunders was born on May 29, 1922 in San Francisco, CA to Harry Thomas and Mildred Julia (Dahmke) Darr. Lorayne graduated from Mission High School in San Francisco. She then continued her education where she earned a degree from a business college in San...
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Randall (Randy) S. Burns

October 26, 2018

Randall "Randy" S. Burns, 58, passed away Friday, October 26, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Randy worked in housing maintenance and received the maintenance technician of the year award. He enjoyed working on his cars and having coffee with friends. Above all, Randy loved spending time with his family. Surviving are his wife of 14 years, Michelle L. Burns; children, Angela Burns and...
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Mary I. Rietdorf

October 26, 2018

Mary I Rietdorf, 94, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 26, 2018 at Lutheran Life Villages Pine Valley, where she had been a resident for a little over a year. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on August 18, 1924, the daughter of the late William and Ola Altekruse. She married Kenneth Rietdorf on February 23, 1952 and spent 56 years of marriage together until his passing in 2008. Mary...
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Stanley G. Ice, Sr.

October 26, 2018

Stanley G. Ice, Sr. 71, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away October 26, 2018. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on July 22, 1947 to the late Ralph and Almeda (Volsburg) Ice. Stanley worked for General Motors for over 14 years retiring in 1991. He is survived by his loving wife, Effie (Roark) Ice, children, Billie Jo Knapp, Stanley (Mary) Ice II, Lisa Rizzo, Sirena (Rusty) Waugh, Darlene (Mark) Bishop...
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Olga Yurkova

October 25, 2018

Olga Yurkova, age 55, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. She was born on October 1, 1963 in Chisinau, Capital of the Republic of Moldova, to the late Gregory Yurkov and Nina Yurkova, and was a musical gift to the community of Fort Wayne as Principal Second Violinist of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. She dedicated her life to...
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Maxine Geraldine McBride

October 25, 2018

Maxine Geraldine McBride, 90 of Fort Wayne, IN was released from this life into everlasting life with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 25, 2018. Friends and family called her beautiful as she had a wonderful smile and often a humorous quip that many time caught them off guard. Although she was small in stature she was mighty in her faith and was always ready to share the gospel to...
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Patricia (Pat) A. Lawlor

October 25, 2018

Patricia "Pat" A. Lawlor passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018 surrounded by her children in her home where she lived independently at the age of 88. She graduated from James Whitcomb Riley High School. She became a registered nurse and graduated from Fort Wayne Saint Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in 1952. She worked on the IV team at Saint Joseph Hospital from where she retired....
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Maria Mercedes Nieves-Ramirez

October 24, 2018

Maria Mercedes Nieves-Ramirez, 54 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away October 24, 2018 at Auburn Village. She was born in Penuelas, Puerto Rico on January 4, 1964. To the late Ventura Nieves and Eusebia Ramirez Ramos. She is survived by her daughter, Mercedes (Joshua) Nieves-Troop, grandsons, Landon Boggs, Bryten Auker-Troop, brothers, Ventura Nieves, Luis Adulfo Nieves, sisters, Terresa Nieves,...
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Gracelynn Rose Wolford

October 24, 2018

Gracelynn Rose Wolford, 1, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at her home and was greeted by her grandparents in her heavenly home. She was born on November 16, 2016 in Fort Wayne, IN to Timothy James and Nichole L. (Raber) Wolford. Survivors include her parents, sister, Ashley Miller, brothers; Jadon and Collin Wolford, grandparents; Gary and Deb LoPresti, Tim Wolford,...
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Joy Steiss

October 24, 2018

Joy Steiss, 64, passed away October 24, 2018. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 19, 1953, the daughter of the late Richard and Ethel Silvers. Joy was a graduate of Carroll High School. She enjoyed knitting and spending time with her grandchildren, who she loved dearly. Surviving are children; Aaron Steiss, Jason Steiss, Alissa (Justin) Sklenar; grandchildren, Makenzie, Addison, and...
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Melissa Thomson

October 24, 2018

Melissa Thomson, 61, unexpectedly passed away on October 24, 2018. She was born July 4, 1957 in Bowling Green, KY. Melissa was a Northrop High school Graduate. She obtained a Fine Arts Degree from IPFW. She was an artist, seamstress and milliner with a passion for all things with class, beauty and elegance. Surviving are her daughter, Michaela (Rob) Weir; grandchildren, Penelope Null and Veda...
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Jesus Morales, Sr.

October 24, 2018

Jesus Morales, Sr. 84 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away October 24, 2018. He was born May 26, 1934 in Laredo, Texas to the late Dionicio and Carmen (Botello) Morales. He worked for Masolite Concrete for over 5 years. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Aurora (Vasquez) Morales, his sons, Mario U. (Jackie) Morales, Javier Morales, Oscar (Morgan) Morales, Juan Morales, Zaragosa (Nakiea)...
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Joan Mary (Obergfell) Couch

October 24, 2018

Joan Mary (Obergfell) Couch, 91, finished a life well-lived to join "Her EverLoving" husband Howard in heaven on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, she grew up on Hanna Street across from Weisser Park where she learned to play tennis with her sisters and other neighborhood children inspiring a life-long love of the game. Joan was a multiple city tennis tournament champion,...
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Faye A. Phipps

October 23, 2018

Faye A Phipps, 86, passed away on October 23, 2018. A native of Fort Wayne, Faye also lived on both coasts of Florida and Southern California. While living in California, she attended classes in candy making, cake decorating and floral design. She loved reading and shared many books with her family and friends. Surviving are brothers, Thomas R. Perl and Donald J. (Barbara) Perl; nieces and...
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Elizabeth (Libby) Ann Owens

October 22, 2018

Elizabeth "Libby" Ann Owens, 69, passed away in Indianapolis on October 22, 2018. She was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas on November 18, 1948, the daughter of the late Mike and Mary Kacala. Libby followed her parents to France, and many states throughout the US while her father served in the Army. She obtained a Bachelor's Degree from Indiana University. Libby worked at Lutheran Social Services and...
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Elizabeth (Libby) Ann Owens

October 22, 2018

Elizabeth "Libby" Ann Owens, 69, passed away in Indianapolis on October 22, 2018. She was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas on November 18, 1948, the daughter of the late Mike and Mary Kacala. Libby followed her parents to France, and many states throughout the US while her father served in the Army. She obtained a Bachelor's Degree from Indiana University. Libby worked at Lutheran Social Services and...
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Kenneth J Johnson

October 13, 1947 - October 22, 2018

Kenneth J. Johnson, 71, passed away on Monday, October 22, 2018 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born in Kimmell, Indiana on October 13, 1947 to the late Howard Johnson and Emma Laverne (Bailey) Johnson King. Kenneth is survived by his son Erick L. Johnson of Franklin, Tennessee. Per family wishes, no services will be held. Arrangements are entrusted to Mungovan Simple Cremations and Funerals, 2114...
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H. Carolyn (Hardy) Darnell

October 22, 2018

H. Carolyn (Hardy) Darnell, age 87, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on October 22, 2018 at Parkview Randallia Hospice. She was born on September 26, 1931 in Dallas, GA. She spent much of her youth in Oviedo, Florida where she graduated from Oviedo High School and attended Orlando business school. On December 11, 1952, she married William "Bill" Darnell in Florida. Over the years, she worked...
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James C. (Jim) McArdle II

October 21, 2018

James C. "Jim" McArdle, II, 64 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away October 21, 2018. He was born December 25, 1953 in Fort Wayne, IN. Jim was a graduate of Florida Atlantic University with a degree in Theater Arts and traveled extensively throughout Europe performing Shakespeare in numerous theaters. At one time Jim resided in Delray Beach, Florida and was known as "The Kite Man" as he was a stunt...
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Doris Jean Zwick

October 21, 2018

Doris Jean Zwick, 95, of Ft. Wayne began her heavenly journey, Sunday, Oct. 21st. She had been a resident at Lutheran Life Village, Pine Valley since 2015 receiving loving and gracious care from their staff. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Born August 23, 1923, she was the only daughter of the late Edward Killian and Bertha (Tonkel) Killian. Her love of school began at Franklin...
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Mary Ella Emenhiser Geesaman

October 20, 2018

Mary Ella Emenhiser Geesaman, 92, died on October 20, 2018. Before that occurred, I chose to write my obituary. I made that choice because I want to share with my family and friends one of God's greatest blessings for me – a life filled with joy. I experienced the joy of hard work and love of family early as I was one of 15 children growing up on a farm outside of Harlan, Indiana during the...
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Herold A. Tonak

October 20, 2018

Herold A. Tonak, age 67, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Tonak was born on January 5, 1951 in Minnesota to Calvin and Lois (Strahm) Tonak. He graduated from Northside High School. He served his country honorably during the Vietnam War with the United States Navy. Herold worked as a mechanic for Navastar for over 30 years before retiring. On...
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Katherine Jean Molargik

October 19, 2018

Katherine Jean Molargik, 54 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away unexpectedly on October 19, 2018. She was born September 11, 1964 to the late Donald J. and Dorothy J. (Geradot) Molargik in Fort Wayne, IN. Katherine cared for people in in a Group Home giving of her time, energy and her love to those she was caring for. She is survived by her children, Chasity Molargik, Travis Molargik, LaShay...
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Leroy Lynn Cook

October 19, 2018

LEROY LYNN COOK, 96, lifetime resident of Allen County, Indiana passed away on October 19, 2018, at Ashton Creek. Born June 18, 1922, son of Oscar & Chloe Cook. He attended South Side High School and excelled in sports playing football, basketball and track, awarded nine sports letters. He won the Kenworthy Trophy in years 1938 – 1940 as the best all-around athlete and in 1976 was inducted...
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Joe I. Pee, Jr.

October 18, 2018

Joe I Pee Jr., 83, passed away peacefully at home early Thursday morning on October 18, 2018. He was born in Everett, PA on April 29, 1935, the son of the late Joe and Elinor Pee. Joe served in the Navy during the Korean conflict. He was a member of VFW Post 82, Navy Club Ship 245, St. Joe Athletic Club, and Crescent Avenue United Methodist. Joe was in the Automotive Sales Industry and worked as...
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Jacob Henry (Jake) Feichter , VIII

October 17, 2018

Jacob Henry Feichter VIII, "Jake", age 101 ½, passed away on October 17, 2018. An active Realtor® for over 70 years, Jake rehabbed 1,000+ area houses, working to help others have homes of their own. He served as president of the Upstate Alliance of Realtors®, and was a member of the local, state and national Associations of Realtors® and Associations of Home Builders. He was honored...
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Charlene Ann Pettit-Didier

October 17, 2018

Charlene Ann Pettit-Didier, 91, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in St. John's, MI, Charlene worked as an executive secretary to the Chancellor and Vicar General Diocese of Fort Wayne and South Bend for 20 years, retiring in 1996. She was also active in the choir at The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She...
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Craig E. Ball

October 16, 2018

Craig E. Ball, 47, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Craig was a 1989 graduate of Northrop High School and earned two degrees from IPFW. He was a manager at Kroger and had previously worked at FedEx. He attended Brookside Church and served honorably in the United States Air Force and Air National Guard for 24 years. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed camping,...
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Jacob Thomas Miller III

October 16, 2018

Jacob Thomas Miller III, 56, passed away on October 16, 2018 in Chicago, Ill after a battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his sister, brother-in-law and several friends at his bedside at Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital. Jacob was born in Lansing, MI. He received his Bachelors of Science from Alma College, and a Master's Degree of Public Health from St. Louis University. He began his career...
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Helen C. (Griebel) Nahrwold

October 16, 2018

Helen C. (Griebel) Nahrwold passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. She was born October 6, 1923, the daughter of Martin W. Griebel and Amanda J. Saalfrank of rural Hoagland, IN. On September 8, 1943, she married John H. Nahrwold at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. She was a member of St. Peter's Ladies Aid and an honorary director of the Maumee...
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Shirley Ann (nee Spasoff) Goeglein

October 16, 2018

Shirley Ann Goeglein (nee Spasoff,) 81, of Fort Wayne, passed away on October 16, 2018. Her beloved husband of 61 years, Stanley J. Goeglein, was at her side. She was the loving mother of Thomas J. (Nicole) Goeglein, Tamara A. (Daniel Frick) Goeglein, Timothy S. (Jenny) Goeglein and Theodore M. (Laura) Goeglein. Shirley was the proud baba of Eleanor and Evelyn Frick, Tim and Paul Goeglein, and...
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Mary L. Marks

October 15, 2018

Mary L. Marks, 69, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018 at her home. Mrs. Marks was born on January 12, 1949 in Lafayette, IN to Thomas and Betty (Squires) Howat. She graduated from Francisville High School and then obtained an Associate's Degree from International Business College in Fort Wayne. On August 2, 1969, she married Michael Marks. She worked in customer service...
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Sarah Jane (McGrath) Carmona

October 15, 2018

Sarah Jane Carmona (McGrath), 78 years old, a resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana, died surrounded by family at her home on Monday, October 15, 2018. She was born to George and Collette McGrath (ne: Freistroffer). She grew up in Fort Wayne and attended St. Jude Elementary and Central Catholic High School. She earned an Associate Degree from Purdue University. She was Executive Secretary at Magnavox...
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W. Dean Bercot

October 15, 2018

W. Dean Bercot, 89, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018 at Community Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Mr. Bercot was born on May 9, 1929 in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada to Earl and Virginia (Rudolph) Bercot. Dean graduated from High School in Gull Lake and then continued his education at International Business College in Fort Wayne where he received his Associates Degree. ...
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Judith Holzinger

October 14, 2018

Judith Holzinger, 75, passed away peacefully, Sunday October 14th 2018. Judy was born 8-12-1943 to Joseph and Pearl Mudrack in Fort Wayne. Judy worked with General Electric for 37 years. She will be fondly remembered by friends and family as a loving wife, mother, and also a distinguished bowler, fisherman, an awesome cook with a great sense of humor, and an avid scrabble player. Surviving are...
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Andrew (Drew) E. Ditton

October 13, 2018

Andrew "Drew" E. Ditton, 18 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away unexpectedly October 13, 2018. Drew was born May 3, 2000 in Warsaw, IN to Donald E. Ditton, Jr. and Katherine M. (Guetschow) Elias. He was a graduate of Snider High School and loved spending time with friends, playing the guitar and loved his four legged friends, Luna, Shilo, Chloe, Roxie and Rocky. He is survived by his mother,...
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Alan Wayne Godsey

October 13, 2018

Alan Wayne Godsey, 66, passed on to eternal life on Saturday evening, October 13, 2018 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Alan was born July 8, 1952 to Ernest Elbert Godsey and Christine (Upchurch) Godsey who preceded him in death. Alan was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and moved to Fort Wayne as a teenager. Alan founded The Northmen, and the Northern Gospel Singing Convention. His desire was to share...
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Edward (Ted) Gustin

October 13, 2018

Edward "Ted" Gustin of Fort Wayne, IN passed away October 13, 2018. He worked at Kroger's assisting customers with bagging and carrying groceries for 22 years. Ted was a member of the Harlan Lions Club where he enjoyed being the Lion Tamer. He is survived by his mother, Sharon E. (Thomas) Gustin, sister, Lenore (Mark) Schindler, brothers, Jonathan (Jess), Andrew (Amy) Gustin, aunts and uncles...
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Elma Jean Hively

October 12, 2018

Elma Jean Hively, 95, passed away October 12, 2018. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 3, 1922, the daughter of the late Frank and Gertrude Fogwell. Elma worked as a receptionist at Parkview for 18 years before her retirement. Most recently she attended Pine Hills Church, and use to be a very active member at Calvary Temple Church. Being with her family was her greatest joy. Surviving...
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Judy Edwards Conner

October 12, 2018

December 6, 1947 – October 12, 2018 Judy Edwards Conner was the mother we all wanted to be when we grow up. She was also the mother we all wish we had; I was lucky enough to have her as mine. Mom loved many things in this life: her husband Merle ("I didn't know what love was until I met your father"), her three children, their spouses and eight grandchildren, her dear friends, any...
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Steven (Pookie) Godfrey

October 12, 2018

Steven "Pookie" Godfrey, 47, passed away Friday, October 12, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Pookie worked as an application analyst for AT&T for 11 years. Previously Pookie worked at Comcast. He taught early childhood development at Crescent Avenue Church. He enjoyed photography, music and being at the lake. Above all Pookie enjoyed spending time with his family, and friends. Surviving...
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Dale L. (Curly) Collins

October 12, 2018

Dale L. "Curly" Collins, 67 passed away Friday October. 12, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Fort Wayne to the late George B and Rachel E. "Peg" Collins and has been a lifetime resident. He was an exchange tech at Cornerstone Pharmacy for several years. Curly was an avid and accomplished bowler and rolled many games at Georgetown Lanes. He also enjoyed spending time on...
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Rita A. Snoke

October 12, 2018

Rita A. Snoke of Fort Wayne passed away peacefully on October 12th in Brownsburg, IN after recently celebrating her 100th birthday. Rita is survived by her daughter Janice (Greg) Roach-Conwell, grandchildren, Jodi (Bruce) Pfeifer, Jeff (Stephanie) Roach, Julie (Chris) Maury and great grandchildren, Emilee and Olivia Pfeifer, Carter and Logan Roach and Kendal and Samuel Maury. She was preceded in...
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Teresa M. Glosson

October 12, 2018

Teresa M. Glosson, née Clark 91, passed away Friday, October 12, 2018 at Northwoods Village Ft Wayne. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts to the late Henry E. and Elizabeth (Sowle) Clark. She married Gene Glosson April 26, 1947, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Roxbury, Massachusetts. He preceded her in death on February 13, 2014. Teresa was a member of St John the Baptist Catholic Church, Ft...
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Richard L. Arend

October 12, 2018

Richard L. Arend, 87, passed away on October 12, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on January 16, 1931, the son of the late Leo and Catherine Arend. Richard served in the U.S. Army, and was a member of Eagles #248 and American Legion Post #296, where he served as a former officer. He worked at Peter Eckrich and Sons for 37 years until his retirement. On March 31, 1951 he married Eileen Arend...
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Dale F. (Fred) Oetting

October 11, 2018

Dale F. "Fred" Oetting, 71 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away October 11, 2018. Fred was formerly a Dishwasher for Fish of Stroh. He was a member of Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren. He is survived by his wife, Becky A. (Casey) Oetting, daughter, Koula Oetting, grandchildren, Mason, Carson, mother, Esther N. (James) Hein, sister, Debbie Oetting, brother, Gary Oetting and step-brothers, Richard,...
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Rosemary Ann Saleh

October 11, 2018

Rosemary Ann Saleh, age 78, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her family. Rosemary was born on August 21, 1940 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Raymond M. and LaMoille (Partee) O'Neill. She graduated from North Side High School in 1958 and later continued her education at Ivy Tech. Rosemary was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years,...
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Deloris Maxine Walda

October 11, 2018

DELORIS MAXINE WALDA, 86, passed away October 11, 2018 at The Hearth of Windermere in Fishers Indiana. She was born in Sault Sainte Marie, MI to the late William and Mildred Burtt. Maxine graduated from Sault Sainte Marie High School. She worked at Physicians Exchange as a phone operator for seven years. Maxine enjoyed reading and was an avid sports fan. She enjoyed watching IU basketball, Colts...
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Robert Dale Sowers, Sr.

October 10, 2018

Robert Dale Sowers Sr., 30, passed away on October 10, 2018. He is survived by his mother, Cheryl (Timothy) Kelly; devoted companion, Krystal Gramling-Sowers; son, Robert Sowers Jr.; sister, Amber (Nate) Sowers-Herd; step-sisters, Margo Kelly and Mary (Jarod) Kelly-Brown; and step-brother, Michael (Chriss) Kelly. Funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at D.O. McComb...
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Esmelita Villajuan

October 10, 2018

Esmelita Villajuan, 86, passed away October 10, 2018. She was born on June 8, 1932 in the Philippines. She was married to Roberto Villajuan for 63 years until his passing on June 3, 2017. Esmelita was a teacher in the Philippines for 34 years. When she and her husband moved to New Jersey, she also taught Elementary school. Esmelita enjoyed crocheting, and watching sports, including Tennis, Golf,...
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Alice M. Schuhler

October 9, 2018 - October 9, 2018

Alice M Schuhler, died in Fort Wayne, IN on Oct 9, 2018 at 93. Born in Fort Wayne, IN on Feb.6, 1925. She graduated from South Side High School in 1943 and then worked as a machinist at GE till the end of WWII. She married William Schuhler in 1945, while he was in the navy, and were married 61 years until his death in 2006. They were preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Cerilda Fisher,...
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Bonnie J. Pappert

October 9, 2018

Bonnie J. Pappert, 95, died Tuesday at St Anne Retirement Home. Born in Akron, Ohio and was a member of St. Jude Catholic. Bonnie was a homemaker and a waitress for the Venice Restaurant and the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include; two sons, Tom of Fort Wayne and Kevin E. (Cindy) of New Haven; daughter, Jill A. (Rick) Stonebraker of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren;...
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Judith (Judy) A. Niezer

October 7, 2018

Judith "Judy" A. Niezer, 72, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Judy volunteered at Bishop Luers High School, St. Joe Hospital, and the Northeast Indiana Radio Reading for the visually impaired. She was a woman of strong faith who enjoyed spending time with her family especially her three beloved grandchildren. She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed...
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Paul (Tony) A. Briner

October 6, 2018

Paul "Tony" A. Briner, 48, passed away Saturday, October 6, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Greenfield, IN, Tony worked as a diesel mechanic for Bell Equipment Services in Garrett, IN. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy and was a member of American Legion Post #330 New Haven being the Sergeant at Arms for the Legion Riders and Mad Anthony Hog Chapter. He enjoyed farming and riding his motorcycle....
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Mildred P. Yeoman

October 6, 2018

Mildred P. Yeoman, 89, went to be with the Lord, October 6, 2018 at Kingston Care of Fort Wayne. She was born October 17, 1928 in Denver, Indiana. Mildred was the daughter of the late Vern and Mary Hudson. She married Donald I. Yeoman on July 2, 1946. She worked at Yeoman's Service Center as the Secretary for many years and was a Homemaker. Mildred was a member of Trier Ridge Community Church of...
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Scott L. Brewer

October 6, 2018

Scott L. Brewer, 60, passed away Saturday, October 6, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Marion, IN, Scott worked as a City Arborist with the City of Carmel, IN for 10 years, retiring in 2010. He was a member of Fellowship Missionary Church, past president of Indiana Arborist Association, member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, and was an alumni of Wabash College. He enjoyed poetry, photography, and...
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Darrell O. (Pal) Watson

October 6, 2018

Darrell O. "Pal" Watson, 84, passed away on October 6, 2018. Born January 20, 1934 in Garrett, Indiana, he was the son of the late Elmer and Olive Watson. Darrell served in the Navy from 1952 and retired in 1971. After retiring from the Navy he worked at Dana, Harvester and Advanced Machine Works. He enjoyed genealogy and has a vast collection of information. Surviving are his sons, Darrell E....
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John (Jack) W. Hayes III

October 6, 2018

John "Jack" W. Hayes III, age 80, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Jack was born on October 5, 1938 in Roanoke, VA to the late John W. Hayes Jr. and Esther Grace (Root) McClain. Jack graduated from Jefferson High School in Roanoke and then continued his education graduating from Virginia Tech majoring in Business. On September 3, 1960,...
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Harry D. Meads

October 6, 2018

Harry D. Meads, 95, passed away Saturday October 6, 2018 at his home in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Monroeville, IN to the late Ira and Alma Meads. He graduated from Central high school in 1941. Harry was a pilot US Army Air Corp veteran during WWII and retired as Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force reserves in 1972. Harry worked at General Electric for 44 years, until his retirement in...
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Brenda Lee Hockenberry Gahl

October 5, 2018

Brenda Lee Hockenberry Gahl, 61, passed away October 5, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Brenda had a strong love for her family. She is survived by her siblings; Richard (Sue) Hockenberry, Bill (Tina) Hockenberry, David (Laura) Hockenberry, Martha (Mel) DeFord, Betty (Terry) Davis, and Nathan (Sara) Hockenberry Sr., Nicole Hockenberry, aunt, Barbara Turner, uncle James Warner, and boyfriend, James Adams....
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Joann Paden

October 5, 2018

Joann Paden, 78 of Fort Wayne, IN passed October 5, 2018. She was born August 17, 1940 in Rushville, IN to the late Jean and Nellie (McDaniel) Reddick. Joann was a member of the Montpelier Church of Christ. She will be missed by her family and friends. Joann is survived by her sons, Tim (Sandra), Bob (Lori) Paden, grandchildren, James (Meghan), Jonathan (Calea), Joshua (Becca), Joseph (Katie)...
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Tom Biesiada

October 5, 2018

Born on February 25, 1925 in Washington Township, Allen County, Indiana, Tom was the son of Thomas and Ella (Bacon) Biesiada. He grew up in Fort Wayne and attended Central Catholic High School. In his senior year (1944) at the end of the football season and having been crowned "football king" at Central Catholic, Tom enlisted in the U.S. Navy. During the remainder of WWII, Tom served...
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