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Jack Douglass Spindler

March 23, 2017

Jack Douglass Spindler, 84, passed March 23, 2017. Born in Harlan, IN, he was the son of the late Douglass K. and Vivian (Roller) Spindler. Jack loved learning; he graduated valedictorian from Harlan High School in 1951, completed his BA at Indiana University in Bloomington, and went on to earn a Master's Degree in Education & Administration. As a result of conscription in the late 1950's, Jack...
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Chase Maxwell Warner

March 22, 2017

Chase Maxwell Warner, 21, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Chase was the son of Jeff and Jenifer Warner. Chase graduated from Carroll High School class of 2014, where he was active in the schools Hockey Team. Since the age of three, Chase had played travel Hockey, until he joined the High School team in 2012. Chase always had a smile on his face, and was kind to...
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Willem De Villiers

March 21, 2017

Willem De Villiers, 29, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in South Africa, Willem worked as a crane lift operator with Paragon Steel Enterprises. He was a master at aquarium building and enjoyed painting. Surviving are his sons, Payton and Maddox; and his father, Willem A. De Villiers of Fort Wayne. Willem was preceded in death by his mother, Miriam du Plooy Selby. ...
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Betty J. Leamon

March 21, 2017

Betty J Leamon, 97, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Surviving are daughters, Susan (James) Perl and Linda S. Schenkel; son, J Mark (Marcy) Leamon; brothers, Paul (Ann) Easley and Charles (Reta) Easley; sister, Ruth Ann Hyndman; 11 grandchildren;19 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by father, Erwin Easley, mother, Gladys Easley Shutt,...
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John T. Harbes

March 21, 2017

John T. Harbes, 66, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Surviving are his children Suann (Justin Alyn) Walters of Churubusco, IN; Rachael Jean Harbes of Springfield, VA; Michael David Harbes of North Webster, IN; sisters, Diane (Edward) Harbes-Tedtmann of Boynton Beach, FL; Marianne (Scott) Matthews of Gainesboro, TN; sister, Eileen (David) Goodwin of Vincennes, IN; and 5 grandchildren . John...
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Marion Duane Hicks

March 21, 2017

Marion Duane Hicks, 86, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on July 7, 1930, the son of the late Marion and Thelma Hicks. Duane served in the Army, and during his service earned 3 purple hearts. At one time, he was also a member of The Masons, Eastern Star, Shiner's, Scottish Rite, and Moose Lodge. Duane was an outdoorsman, and enjoyed spending time with his...
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Kathleen B. Angel

March 21, 2017

Kathleen B. Angel, 85, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Kathleen graduated from Central Catholic HS in 1949. She worked at Lake End Sales of New Haven, IN, Eckrich Meats and Kraft Foods in Kendallville, IN. She enjoyed playing the slot machines and going to casinos and shopping. Kathleen's passion was her family and...
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Neil L. Doster

March 21, 2017

Neil L. Doster, 89, passed away on March 21, 2017 in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fremont, Indiana to Leslie A. and Ruth (George) on June 15, 1927. He was involved in several entrepreneurial projects in the Fremont area including a Pure Oil Service Station, a truck stop, and a bulk oil delivery service. He had been employed at Dana Weatherhead Corporation for 35 years before his retirement. He was...
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Richard (Dick) W. Shull

March 21, 2017

Richard "Dick" W. Shull, 79, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana Dick was the son of the late Arthur and Martha Shull Sr. Dick served our Fort Wayne Community while on the Allen County Sheriffs Department for five years prior to him becoming a Fort Wayne Police Officer for 28 and a half years before retiring in 1993. During his...
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William (Uncle Bill) E. Fahlsing

March 20, 2017

William "Uncle Bill" E. Fahlsing, 74, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017. Uncle Bill was the son of the late Emil and Elsie Fahlsing. Surviving are his sons, Ryan (Kendra) Fahlsing, Brant Fahlsing, Blayn Fahlsing; granddaughters, Hannah and Sarah; siblings, Richard (Shirley) Fahlsing, Patricia Stigall, Mary Lou Thur, Elaine Welty, and Raymond (Francie) Fahlsing. Uncle Bill was preceded in...
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Sylvia Christon

March 20, 2017

Sylvia Christon , 90, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017.Surviving are 3 sons, Andy (Mary) Christon of Saint Augustine, FL, Ron (Leslie) Christon of Smyrna, GA, Kim Christon of Fort Wayne, Grandchildren Laura (Craig) VanHorn, Marla (Jason,)Hawk ,Jill Christon, Andy (Erica) Christon, Kevin (Shawn) Christon, Alex Christon ; great-grand children, Roxanne VanHorn, Lexi VanHorn, Macie, Ansley and...
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Charles W. Ingram

March 19, 2017

Charles W. Ingram, 88, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. Charles is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carol Ingram; children, Vernon W. (Pam) Ingram, Karen L. Burnside, Steven R. (Patti) Ingram, and Brenda S. (Randy) Mershon; 3 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren; siblings, Fredrick (Helen) Ingram, Larry (Peggy) G. Ingram, and Carlos (Darlene) O. Ingram. He was preceded in death by his...
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Fred J. Schroeder

March 19, 2017

Fred J. Schroeder, 89, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 at his home in Columbia City. Surviving are his wife, Donna Lee Schroeder; children, Bonnie Barrand; Christina F. (Ashley) Dedmon; Barbara Haynes; 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren . Fred was preceded in death by his parents/ Fred and Martha Schroeder, sons, Michael and Richard A. Schroeder, sisters,...
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John N. Green

March 19, 2017

John N. Green , 54, was called home to be with the Lord, March 19, 2017. Surviving are his; father, Neil "Skip" Green, son Nick (Ashly) Mullins, sisters, Cindy (Sam) Leto, Georgianna (Weldon) Adkins, Sandra Biller-Wright, Paulette (Gene) Smith, Judy (Robert) Chinn, Vicki (Jerry) Ruiz, Linda Boyd, Pamela Porter, grandson, Jeffrey Mullins, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews,...
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William E. Lowen, Sr.

March 19, 2017

William E Lowen Sr., 69, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. Surviving are his son, William Lowen, Jr. of Fort Wayne, daughter, Michelle McCarel, 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, brother, Jim (Annette) Lowen of Seattle, WA, sister, Ruth Nickelson of Fort Wayne, IN. William was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 50 years, Laura Lowen, brother, Howard Lowen, and parents Eugene and...
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Leta M. Strong

March 19, 2017

Leta M. Strong, 86, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Leta was the daughter of the late John and Eva Sanford. During her working career Leta worked for several companies including; General Telephone, NAPA, American Thread, Fort Myers Restaurant, and the Four Winds. Leta loved being outdoors. She enjoyed taking care of her...
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Sharon Barnum

March 18, 2017

Sharon Barnum , 75, passed away March 18, 2017 in Brandon, Florida. Surviving are her daughters; Vickie (Ted) Miller; Deb (Steve) Schmidt; Christie (Tim) Schild of Auburn, brothers; Ron (Jennifer) Cummings, Mike (Sandy) Cummings; Bruce (Deb) Cummings; grandchildren; Michael (Lesley) Douglass; Jenna (Travis Buller) Schmidt; Tayler Schmidt; Jourdan Schaefer; great-grandchildren, Jacob...
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Martha H. Kendjerski

March 18, 2017

Martha H. Kendjerski, 93, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Martha worked as a secretary with Lupke-Rice for 6 years, retiring in 1985. Surviving are her companion and caretaker, Richard Thornton of Fort Wayne; 1 niece and 4 nephews. Martha was preceded in death by her husband Leo Kendjerski; mother, Ruth Garrard; 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Memorials may be made to Parkview...
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Edwin Earl Bicknese

March 18, 2017

Edwin Earl Bicknese, 83, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne, the son of the late Earl and Thelma Bicknese. Ed attended South Side High School, graduating in 1952. He served the Fort Wayne community as a firefighter for 26 years, retiring in 1986. He enjoyed going to antique shows, and worked at a local antique shop after his retirement. Ed enjoyed...
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Geraldine (Jerry) M. Walters

March 18, 2017

Geraldine "Jerry" M. Walters, 96, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, James (Sue) Marker; and daughter, Terry Putman both of Fort Wayne; 6 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-granddaughter. Jerry was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Walters; parents, Ernest and Norene Gollnick; and sister, Evelyn Gollnick. Memorials may be made...
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Richard E. Hill

March 17, 2017

Dr. Richard E. Hill, 87, passed away on March 17, 2017 following a long struggle with Parkinson's Disease. Dick was born on February 6, 1930, the only child of the late Emmett and Ruth (Bergman) Hill. Raised on a farm near Bargersville, Indiana, Dick won many 4-H awards, was president of the Junior Leaders, and was a 4-year starter and co-captain of the Union Township High School basketball...
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Mary Paul

March 17, 2017

Mary J. Paul, 76, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017. She was born in, OH, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Audrey Stafford. Mary worked as a teacher with Fort Wayne Community Schools, before going on to work for the Census Bureau where she retired from. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls, 8325 Covington Road.
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William (Ed) Kimbel

March 17, 2017

William "Ed" Kimbel, 67, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Van Wert, Ohio, Ed was the son of the late Kenneth and Mary Jane (Dixon) Kimbel. Ed was a Vietnam War Army veteran. He was an electrician and journeyman with General Motors for 30 years prior to retirement in 2016. He was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church, American Legion...
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John F. Gaughan

March 16, 2017

John F. Gaughan, 89, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017, at his home in Fort Wayne, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Evanston, IL, he graduated from St. Bede Academy in Peru, IL. John enlisted in the Marine Corp during WWII, directly out of high school, and served for 5 1/2 years -- 16 months in North China and 9 months on Guam. After serving our country, John graduated from Quincy...
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Phyllis Lorene Langston

March 16, 2017

Phyllis Lorene Langston, 83, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on February 19, 1934, the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Lee. Phyllis enjoyed playing bingo, and was a member of the Delta Rho Chapter of the Sigma Beta sorority. She was a very loving and caring person. Spending time with her family, having family...
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Felipa Ramos

March 15, 2017

Felipa Ramos, 95, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Miquel Rivera and Baleria Lopez. Surviving are her children, John (Lucy) Rivera; Mary Mauricio; Clara (Robert) Harris; Martha (Rick) Ramos-Sweeney; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Felipa was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Ramos,, Sr., sons, David Ramos...
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L. Kathryn Moore

March 14, 2017

After a friendship of many years, L. Kathryn Moore, 92, met Jesus in person Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Surviving are her husband, E. Keith Moore; her children, Kay Ostrander; Kristine (Steven) Holladay; Kent (Jodi) Moore; Konnie (Joseph) Barbieri; Kosette Evans; Kevin (Amy) Moore; and Kandus (Paul) Thompson. The Moores were married for 67 years and have 27 grandchildren and 15great...
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Vernell (Nell) Williams

March 13, 2017

Vernell"Nell" Williams, 82, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, March 13, 2017. She was born in Boaz,Alabama on June 24, 1934, the daughter of the late Homer and Minnie Maroney. She loved to travel abroad to a variety of places including Jamaica, Hawaii, Alaska and Canada. Nell worked as a waitress at Halls Hollywood for 47 years closely with her friends and coworkers. She loved...
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Patricia (Pat) A. Johnson

March 12, 2017

Patricia "Pat" A. Johnson, 86, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her children, Teresa Eckler of Fort Wayne, Thomas (Karen) Johnson of Flowery Branch, GA, and Susan Johnson of Fort Wayne; 3 grandchildren, Jeff (Andrea) Shreve, Molly (Cory) Bennet, and Stephanie (Adam) Rudnik; and 6 great-grandchildren. Pat was preceded in death by her husband, H. Keith Johnson;...
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Veda Densmore

March 12, 2017

Veda Densmore, 62, passed away on March 12, 2017. She was born on October 10, 1954, daughter of the late Marion and Mona Homes. Veda is survived by her children; Michelle (Wes) Ledbetter, Erika (Matthew Huston) Densmore, Scott (Dawn) Densmore; grandchildren, Kennedy Ledbetter, Jordan, Jaxson, and Jakob Huston, Kaylee Densmore; siblings, Tom Holmes, Roger Holmes, Barb Clevenger, Renee Hodges,...
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Aaron Michael Stone

March 12, 2017

Aaron Michael Stone, 18, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 after living fully and joyfully in spite of a relentless cancer. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN, on October 9, 1998. He began drumming as soon as he could toddle, first on the family pots and pans, later on drum sets with his band. He learned the values of teamwork and respect in his younger years playing baseball. He had a quick wit, a...
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Jonathon Quintana

March 12, 2017

Jonathon Quintana, 25, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, IL, Jonathon enjoyed working in his family's restaurant business. Surviving are his parents, Efren and Maria Quintana; sisters, Brenda (Leonel Ugalde) Quintana, and Samantha Quintana; brothers, Alexander Quintana, and Efren Quintana, Jr.. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the...
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Denise M. (Groh) Harmeyer

March 12, 2017

Denise M. (Groh) Harmeyer, 58, passed away March 12, 2017. Denise was the daughter of the late Fredrick and Coleen Groh. Surviving are her sons, Christopher (Amanda) Hinen; Matthew (Victoria) Hinen; daughter, Chelsea (Michael Gunderson ) Harmeyer; grandchildren, Zoe, Hunter, Levi, Breyden, Caelyn and Addison Hinen; siblings, William (Toni Heiney) Groh; Kevin (Anita) Groh; Susan (Jerry)...
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Dick M. Kryder

March 11, 2017

Dick M. Kryder, 86, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017. Surviving are his wife, Marceil J. Kryder; sons, Scott A. Kryder; Todd A. (Mary) Kryder; step-daughters, Deanna R. (Jeffrey) Gilbert; Brenda L. (Billy) Britton; step-sons, David M. (Denice) Zehr; Daniel M. (Ashley) Zehr; 24 grandchildren, 4 great grandchild. Dick was preceded in death by his first wife Marjorie, parents, Walter M....
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Michael Henson

March 10, 2017

Michael Henson , 48, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, he is the son of Billy David Henson and the late Theresa Henson. He is survived by his sister, Lisa Salisbury; brothers, David and Eric Henson; and his father, Billy David Henson, all of Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother,...
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Patricia Maureen (Mo) (Pat) Murtaugh

March 10, 2017

Patricia Maureen, "Mo", "Pat" Murtaugh, 81, passed away March 10, 2017. She was the daughter of Joseph and Pauline (Andrews) Murtaugh. She is survived by her dog Mickey, sister Karen Junk and nephew Kenton Drake; niece Dawn (Kenneth) Parnin, great nephew, Kody Parnin, great nieces Michelle (Joshua) Henry, Kristina Gaze, Alesha Parnin, and five great-great-nieces, Sophia, Piper, Delilah, Aurora...
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Bonnie Alice Stout

March 9, 2017

Bonnie Alice Stout, 91, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, Larry (Amanda) Stout of Baraboo, WI; son, Tom (Chris) Stout of Napanee, IN; daughter, Elaine (Gary) LeFever of Fort Wayne; step-son, Jerry Stout of Clermont, FL; 6 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Stout; and parents Edward and Mary...
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Gene D. Robertson

March 8, 2017

Gene D. Robertson, 92, ended an extraordinary life on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Born in Overland, Missouri, he was the son of the late Watson Robertson and Lucille Cotton. Gene's unquenchable curiosity and lively intelligence led his favorite uncle to give him the fond nickname of "Little Doc" and drove a 45 year career spanning the US...
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Albert A. Oetting

March 8, 2017

Albert A. Oetting, 91, passed away March 8, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Albert worked with the Pennsylvania Railroad. He served his country as member of the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean War. Surviving are his children, Ted, Nancy, and Judy; step-children, Lynda, Rhonda, and Barbara; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Albert was preceded in death by his first wife...
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Sharon L. Norris

March 8, 2017

Sharon L. Norris, 68, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Sharon the daughter of the late Robert and Catherine Hixon was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on June 28, 1948. She graduated from North Side High School. Sharon had been working with Sirva for the past 16 years. Being a loving wife, mother, grandma, and great-grandma to her family describes Sharon...
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Thomas V. Koehl

March 7, 2017

Thomas V. Koehl , 88, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Bethlehem Woods Nursing and Rehb. Thomas was born in Fort Wayne and worked as a machinist at Harvester and General Electric, and owned his own business at the "Green Barn". Most recently he worked 20 years, as a truck driver for North American Van Lines retiring in 2000. He was a member of St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and...
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Ellen J. Crow

March 7, 2017

Ellen J. Crow, 81, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Richard Crow; children; Steve (Teresa) Crow, Brenda (Danny) Trahin, Kevin (SoYong) Crow, and Beth (Robert) Smead; 5 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and sister, Dorothy (Dale) Glecker . Ellen was preceded in death by parents, Lawrence and Pearlie Schaadt; and brothers, Donald Schaadt, and Harold...
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Douglas Libey

March 6, 2017

Douglas J. "Doug" Libey, 57, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Brockton, MA, Doug graduated from Homestead High School and earned his bachelors degree from IPFW in mechanical engineering. He worked for several companies including Boeing during his career. Doug enjoyed family genealogy, military history, going to the library to research, and working on...
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Gregory Scott Zirkle

March 6, 2017

Gregory Scott Zirkle, 53, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Gregory worked as a Project Engineer with American Structure Point for 6 years. He served our country in United States Marine Corps. Greg was actively involved in the community, he played in the Senior Hockey League at the Icehouse and started the Men's group of Celebrate Recovery in Angola. He...
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Daniel E. Stewart

March 5, 2017

Daniel E. Stewart, 96, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 in Palm Harbor, FL. Surviving are his daughters, Diane (Tom) McShane of Ocala, FL, and Mary (Mark) Stewart-Wong of Safety Harbor, FL; son, Daniel Stewart, Jr. of St. Petersburg, FL; 4 granddaughters, Megan Hender, Hannah Wong, Amelia Wong, and Moriah Wong; and sister, Dene (Joe) Dahm of Fort Wayne. Daniel was preceded in death by his...
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Roger Justin Reuille

March 5, 2017

Roger Justin Reuille, 69, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN, on December 27, 1947, the son of the late Lawrence and Edna Reuille. Roger most recently worked at the Fort Wayne Turners, where he also enjoyed spending a lot of his downtime, and was also a member. Other joys in his life were golfing, and attending his children's and grandchildren's sporting activities. ...
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Francis James (Kelly the Clown) Kelly

March 5, 2017

Francis James Kelly "Kelly the Clown", 90, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born on March 26, 1926 in Yonkers, NY, Frank was the son of the late Harry and Catherine Kelly. He was a WWII Army veteran. Frank was a wonderful man, dad, grandfather, and great-grandfather to his family. Frank worked with Lincoln National Life for 38 years and was a professional...
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Charles L. Poulson

March 4, 2017

Charles L. Poulson, 73, passed peacefully away Saturday, March 4, 2017. Calling at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park 1140 Lake Ave, Saturday, March18, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
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Randy McGlaughn

March 4, 2017

Randy McGlaughn , 56, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 in Ft Wayne. Survivors are 2 sons Cory and Jacob; companion, Hayley Ford. Funeral service is 2:00 pm, Monday, March 13, 2017, with calling one hour prior. at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home 1140 Lake Ave, Burial Lindenwood Cemetery.
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Robert O. Rowlett

March 4, 2017

Robert O. Rowlett, 88, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his son, Doug (Mallie) Rowlett of Fort Wayne; daughter, Deborah (Larry) Wender of Spring, TX; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 siblings, Nancy and Jimmy; and his former wife Colleen Rowlett. Robert was preceded in death by his son, Robert M. Rowlett; parents, Oliver and Anna Rowlett; and 4...
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Marie Korte

March 4, 2017

Marie Delagrange Korte, 86, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017. She was born in Grabill, IN, on December 31, 1930. Marie was a member of Maplewood Mennonite Church, for some time she worked as the Food Service Director at Towne House Retirement Village. In her early life she was an excellent seamstress, and taught sewing and tailoring classes. She was a woman of strong Christian faith. Her main...
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Helen Sauer

March 3, 2017

Helen Sauer, 73, peacefully passed away in her beloved home surrounded by those who loved her, on March 3, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Ukraine on April 5, 1943, she was the daughter of John and Nancy Sahaidachny. In 1950, her parents fled the war to start a new life in Peru, IN. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue.
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Viola Lewis

March 3, 2017

Viola P. Lewis, 82, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away peacefully on March 3rd, 2017. Surviving family include her husband of 53 years, Olivent Lewis, three sons, James (Gretchen) Lowery, Gary Lowery, and Kenneth Lewis; Two Aunts, Janie (Herbert) Hunt and Florene Goodson; four brothers, Joseph, Richard (Cynthia), William C (Sarah), And James Edward (Mary) Lowery; four sisters Fannie Mitchell,...
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Nancy Jean Highley

March 3, 2017

Nancy Jean Highley passed away peacefully after a long struggle with multiple illnesses on Friday March 3rd in Columbia City IN. Nancy was born in Marion IN on January 27, 1952 and graduated from Warsaw HS, but always felt herself to be a Fort Wayne South Side High School Alumnae. Nancy graduated from Butler University Pharmacy School and spent her pharmacy career in various health care...
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Verdonna J. Shuler

March 3, 2017

Verdonna J. Shuler, 85, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017. Verdonna was the daughter of the late William and Mildred (Fark) Hieber. Verdonna was united in marriage to the late Jack Shuler. Surviving are her sister-in-laws Nancy and Diann Fark, ex sister-in-law Pat Fark; half brothers, David (Carolyn) Hieber, Jerry (Irene) Hieber, Michael (Rita) Hieber, half sister Geraldine (James) Grover, and...
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Norma Jean Francis

March 2, 2017

Norma Jean Francis, 87, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017. Surviving are her loving husband of 67 years, James Francis; sons, James E. Francis; Frank Francis; daughter, Jill M. (Chris Bates) Diedring; grandchildren, Samuel Francis, Adam Slen, Benjamin Diedring; Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Charles C. and Minnie M. Bolinger, 6 sisters and 5 brothers. Memorials may be made...
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Colter Elijah Schlatter

May 25, 1999 - March 2, 2017

Colter Elijah Schlatter, 17, passed away on March 2, 2017. Colter was born on May 25, 1999, a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne. Colter was a senior at Northrop High School. He was academically outstanding and was active in orchestra, jazz band, concert band, and wind ensemble, primarily playing the alto and "bari" saxophone, but also the viola. Spending time outdoors, reading, studying history and...
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James Trentadue

March 1, 2017

James R. Trentadue, 67, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, he graduated from Monroeville High School and later earned his Bachelor's degree from Ball State University. James worked with Irmscher Suppliers, Inc for 40 years and most recently with Mrs. International, LLC. James was known in Fort Wayne as an avid golfer who loved to play in local...
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Joan Robel

March 1, 2017

Joan M. Robel, 86, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Elwood, Indiana, Joan was the daughter of the late Edward and Eleanor Ley. She graduated from Huntington Catholic High School class of 1949. Joan graduated Cum Laude from Memphis State University with a bachelors degree in sociology and psychology. In her youth, Joan was a runway model in...
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Mary Ann Ginder

March 1, 2017

Mary Ann Ginder, 75, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Covington, KY, Mary worked as an LPN with various locations in Fort Wayne. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of New Haven, and the American Legion Auxiliary Post 330. She will be remembered by her husband as the best pit crew a person could ever have. Surviving are her husband, Phillip Ginder...
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Mary Ellen Hampshire

August 16, 1931 - March 1, 2017

Mary Ellen Hampshire, 85, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Miller's at Oak Pointe in Columbia City. Born in Adams County, Indiana, Mary was the daughter of the late John and Laura Boice. She graduated from Geneva High School class of 1949. In her teenage years, Mary worked for her local veterinarian in Geneva. She would often reminisce over her time there. Mary worked for US Rubber for...
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Nora Shirk-Kauder

December 29, 1925 - February 28, 2017

Nora Shirk-Kauder, 91, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's. She was born in Farmersville, PA, on December 29, 1925, the daughter of the late Ammon and Elsie White. Nora shared a lake home in Albion, IN on Lake Williams with her first husband of 25 years, G. Ernest Shirk. She enjoyed spending time there and fishing. Nora remarried her second husband...
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Mary Lou Clinton

February 28, 2017

Mary Lou Clinton, 72, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at in Fort Wayne. Born in Kalamazoo, MI, Mary worked with the Fort Wayne Community Schools for 29 years. Service is 10:30 am, Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Ave with calling one hour prior. Calling also Monday, March 6, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the...
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Viola June Brown

February 28, 2017

Viola June Brown, 95, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her sister, Margaret (Gerry) Owens of Leavenworth, KS; two step-daughters, Joanne Grueb of Fort Wayne and Barbara (Jim) Delventhal of Auburn, IN; many step-grandchildren; great-step grandchildren, cousins, nieces, and nephews; and special caretakers, Jean (Brad) Rogers of Fort Wayne. Viola was preceded in...
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Robert Forth

February 27, 2017

Robert L. Forth, 79, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Service is 1:00 pm, Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave with calling two hours prior beginning at 11:00 am . Burial in Leo Memorial Cemetery. To view the online obituary, go to www.mccombandsons.com.
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George W. Wiggin

February 27, 2017

George W. Wiggin, 76, passed away, Monday, February 27, 2017. He was born in Albion, Maine on November 1, 1940, the son of the late Eric and Pauline Wiggin. George was an honor student as well as captain of his high school Basketball and Baseball teams, earning letters in both sports. He also played on the Fort Wayne Bible College basketball team. George was a Teamster, driving semi-truck for 33...
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Carl Kostoff

February 27, 2017

Carl Kostoff, 78, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Olga Kostoff of Fort Wayne; daughter, Christina (Luke) Mast of Ossian, IN; son, Chris Kostoff of Fort Wayne; and 2 grandchildren, Ethan and Samantha. Carl was preceded in death by his parens Tanas and Luba Kostoff; siblings, Boris Kostoff, Vesta Hoffman, Jim Kostoff, and George Kostoff....
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William (Billy) (Batman) E. Gibson

February 27, 2017

William "Billy" "Batman" E. Gibson, 67, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017. He was, born on October 28, 1949, and was the son of the late Willard and Agatha Gibson. Billy didn't just like Batman, he believed he was Batman. Being Batman is a busy job, but Billy still had time to work at Easter Seals ARC with his friends. Billy was a social guy, he loved coffee, ice cream, watching old TV...
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Donald H. Gowen

February 27, 2017

Donald H. Gowen, 66, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his son, Eric (Gina) Gowen of South Whitley, IN; grandchildren, Zachary, Austin & Brittaney; brother, Douglas Gowen of Columbia City, IN; sister, Donna Crutchfield of Columbia City, IN; and sister, Dorothy (James) Gause of Columbia City, IN. Donald was preceded in death by his sons, Adam Gowen, and Marcus...
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Jo'siah Markee Jeanty

February 26, 2017

Infant, Jo'siah Markee Jeanty, passed away, February 26, 2017. He is survived by his mother, Fermeshe Geiger and father, Jacquise Jeanty. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Paul (Jay) T. Demaree

February 26, 2017

Paul "Jay" T. Demaree, 64, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017. Surviving are his loving wife of 36 years, Deborah A Demaree of Fort Wayne, IN: daughters, Erin Demaree of Fort Wayne, Megan (Matt) Clark of Roanoke, IN; Nicole Demaree of Fort Wayne, IN; sisters, Gail (Mike) Firks, Beverly Swank, Lorraine Demaree, Dawn Demaree and grandchildren, Mason, Gabrielle, Ariel, Romen, Gage, Piper, Ryder...
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Helen J. (Dillmann) Duskin

February 26, 2017

Helen J. (Dillmann) Duskin, 92, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Bethlehem Woods Rehab Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Helen was the daughter of the late Robert and Helen Dillman. Helen married her high school sweetheart Bernard Duskin on November 6, 1943 in Pollocksville, North Carolina. They enjoyed 73 years of marriage together. Helen aspired to be an opera singer....
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Paul Joseph Haughan

February 25, 2017

Paul Joseph Haughan, 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at his home. He was the son of the late Peter and Josephine Haughan. Paul was a beloved brother to Rosemary and was preceded in death by his brothers, James, Donald, Richard, Robert and Thomas. He is survived by his 10 nieces and nephews as well as many great nieces and great nephews whom he loved to tell his...
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Ramalinga Reddy Vedira

February 25, 2017

Ramalinga Reddy Vedira, 84, passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017 at his residence in Fort Wayne,IN. He was born in Hyderabad, India to Gopal Vedira Reddy and Lakshmi Narsamma Reddy. He received his law degree from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India. He was an attorney practicing in civil law. He also served as a police public prosecuting officer for several years and later became an...
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April Marie Larry

February 25, 2017

April Marie Larry, 42 passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Paul Larry. Funeral service Monday, March 6, 2017 at 1:30pm with calling 1 hour prior at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., Ft. Wayne. Burial to take place at Lindenwood Cemetery.
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Helen K. Bosserman

February 24, 2017

Helen K. Bosserman, 91, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017. Surviving are her daughter, Darlene (Ted) Tomkinson of Fort Wayne; son, Jan A. (Janet) Bosserman D.D.S. of Toledo, OH; grandchildren, Todd (Karyn) Tomkinson; granddaughter, Abby (Tom) Terwiel, Andrew Bosserman, Timothy Bosserman; eight great-grandchildren, and two twin great-great-grandchildren. Helen was preceded in death by her...
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William King

February 24, 2017

William "Howard" King, 96, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017. Born in Randolph County, Indiana, Howard was the son of the late Chester and Ina King. Howard was a WWII Army veteran. He worked with Charles Hilker and Sons as a supervisor prior to going to Aristoline Cabinet Company for the next 32 years, retiring in 1993. Arrangements by D.O McComb & Sons PIne Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320...
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Pamela Sauter

February 24, 2017

Pamela Joyce Reese Sauter, RDH, 67, Beloved daughter, sister, aunt, wife, and mother lost her courageous battle with mantle cell lymphoma on Friday, February 24, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Pam was born in Fort Wayne, September 23, 1949 to the late Ralph and Dorothea Wells Reese. She was a graduate of South Side High School and Indiana University School of Dental Hygiene. Pam was a...
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Randall Hawkins

February 23, 2017

Randall L. Hawkins, 63, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, February 23, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Kendallville, IN, Randall worked with Maloley's Grocery for 15 years where he served as manager. Most recently he worked for both Sales Force and Ceiling Solutions. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral, 1140 Lake Avenue.
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Kathern Noble

August 16, 1935 - February 23, 2017

Kathern M. Noble , 81, passed away February 23, 2017 at . Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Mary Ann Tynan

February 22, 2017

Mary Ann Tynan , 82, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017. She was born in Brooklyn, NY, and was the daughter of Thomas and Margaret Tynan. Surviving are her nephew, Joe (Sherry) Bogdon of Fort Wayne, IN; great-niece, Cassandra Bogdon of Fort Wayne, IN. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, sister Margaret Tynan, brothers, George, Joe and Thomas Tynan. Memorials may be made to the...
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Donald E. Kintz

February 22, 2017

Donald E. Kintz, 74, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his children, Rick (Karen) Kintz, Donna (Perry Gilliam) Harter, Laura (Mark) Schultheis, Tim (Jackie) Kintz, Pamela (Mike) Patterson, Mike Kile, Joe (Tarra) Kile, Lorie (Edward Prophet) Kintz, siblings, William Kintz, Cathy Dishong, John (Diane) Kintz, Janie (Dave) Tinney, Mary Nickelson, Linda Hughes,...
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Irene A. Ferrier

February 22, 2017

Irene A. Ferrier, 85, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Born in New Haven, Indiana, Irene was the daughter of the late Walter and Helen Schrader. During her working career she worked alongside the chefs at several restaurants until her retirement in 1993. The term "Prayer Warrior" describes Irene perfectly. Her unwavering faith in God, graceful personality which always carried a...
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Audrey L. Doster

February 22, 2017

Audrey L. Doster, 94, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Surviving are her husband, Neil L. Doster; son, Alan L. (Stacey) Milleman of Wolcottville, IN; daughter, Gloria K. Ostrowski; step-daughter, Kathy Doster; two grandchildren, three great grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter; and sister, Marjorie E. Kuckuck. Audrey was preceded in death by her parents G. Carl and...
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Gilbert W. Foltz

February 22, 2017

Gilbert W. Foltz, 88, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Gilbert was the son of the late Glen and Mildred Foltz. Gilbert was a Korean War Air Force veteran. He worked with Perfection Biscuit Company for 43 years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of the American Legion #499. Gilbert loved to sing. He would...
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Hannah Frankenstein Zacher

February 22, 2017

Hannah Frankenstein Zacher passed away peacefully February 22. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on September 12, 1929. Hannah was the daughter of Solly K. and Julia Frankenstein. She was a graduate of North Side High School, earned an undergraduate degree from Rippon College and received her Master's Degree in Social Work from Columbia University. Hannah also received a graduate certificate in...
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Lisa Duncan

February 21, 2017

Lisa Duncan, 57, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, on August 24, 1959. Lisa worked as a retail manager with Kroger. She loved camping, swimming, traveling, taking Caribbean vacations, and spending time with her beloved grandchildren, and her cats. Surviving are her husband, Thomas Duncan; father, Richard Lewis Evans III; mother, Michaelene Agnes Evans;...
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William (Neal) Sheehan

February 21, 2017

William "Neal" Sheehan, 81, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Monroeville, Indiana, Neal was the son of the late Irvin and Alberta (Geis) Sheehan. Neal served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army. He worked at International Harvester for 13 years prior to becoming an engineer with Norfolk Southern for 23 years before his retirement. Neal lived his...
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Robert L. Frost

February 21, 2017

Robert L. Frost, died on Tuesday at Towne House Retirement Community. Robert served in the U.S. Navy Seabees while in the South Pacific Theater during WWII. Born in Coldwater, MI. and raised in Avilla, IN. Robert worked at International Harvester as an engineer for 35 years, retiring in 1982. He was a Captain in the Foot Patrol of the Mizpah Shrine, then later Colonel of the Units. Robert was an...
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Victor D. Counterman

February 21, 2017

Victor D. Counterman, 85, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Surviving are wife, Marjorie Counterman; daughters, Susan (Timothy Farber) Zwierko and Karen (Charles Freeman) Hill; sons, Steven (Christine) Counterman, James (Devan) Counterman and Christopher Counterman; brothers, Earl (Esther) Counterman; Robert (Kathryn) Counterman; sister, Elaine Lough; ,sister-in-law, Ruth Counterman;...
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Belinda Sue Crooks

February 21, 2017

Belinda Sue Crooks, 38, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Kentucky, Belinda worked as the office manager with X-Treme Automotive Detailing. She was a very loving and giving person and loved the beach and sitting by the camp fire with family and friends. Surviving are her husband Jason Crooks; children Kylie Beth Crooks and Jacob Joel Crooks...
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David E. Martin, Sr.

February 20, 2017

David E. Martin, Sr., 73, passed away Monday, February 20, 2017. He was born in LaPorte, IN, on September 23, 1943, the son of the late Edward and Pauline Martin. David was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He was an avid Notre Dame Fan and season ticket holder, in his spare time he enjoyed fishing. Surviving are his children, David E. Martin, Jr., Daniel (Christine) Martin,...
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Rose Marie Graft

February 20, 2017

Rose Marie Graft, 88, passed away Monday, February 20, 2017. She was born in Leigh Nebraska on June 5, 1928, the daughter of the late Emil and Rosalind Grotelueschen. Rose Marie was an RN and graduated from Lutheran Hospital in 1950. Gardening, working in the yard, and cooking were the things she enjoyed most. She always had a smile on her face and never said an unkind word about anybody....
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Harold A. McCard

February 20, 2017

Harold A. McCard , 66, passed away Monday, February 20, 2017. He was a native and lifetime resident of in Fort Wayne and New Haven, IN. Surviving are his nephews, Jeffrey (Sandy) McCard; John (Tara) McCard; Mark (Kristy) Terrell; nieces, Jodi Hess; Melissa (Rod) Surbaugh; brother-in-law, Gary Terrell; sister-in-law, Donna Hawthorne. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Henry J ...
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Helen Lee Ahlersmeyer

February 19, 2017

Helen Lee Ahlersmeyer, 89, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Helen was the daughter of the late William and Helen Barbara Wall. She graduated from Western High School in Detroit, Michigan class of 1945. Helen than began her nurses training in Detroit and later moved to Chicago where she received her BS in nursing in 1949. While in Chicago she worked as a RN at...
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Maxine Melching

February 19, 2017

Maxine Melching, 96, passed away February 19, 2017. Surviving are daughters, Diane Melching, Marcia (Philip) Rodenbeck; grandchildren, Lisa (Ken) Weaver, John (Stacy) Rodenbeck; great-grandchildren, Katelynn, Brooke, Trevor, Alex, and Nicole; great-great-grandchildren, Isaiah, and Isla; brother, Hubert Pensinger; along with many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her...
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Jeffrey A. Clore

February 18, 2017

Jeffrey A. Clore, 52, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jeff was the son of the late James Clore and Carolyn Conger. Surviving are his children, Daniel (Stacy) Clore II; Tracy (Calvin) Wynne; Alexander (Britney) Clore; grandchildren, Harleigh Wynne, Kinsley Clore, Hudson Wynne, Caroline Clore; companion, Virginia Boots; and his dog Dixie. Jeff was preceded...
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Christi Lane

November 9, 1984 - February 18, 2017

At 10pm Saturday, February 18th, Christi Mae, peacefully and without pain completed her transition to the other side where she is continuing her journey in the heavens beyond. She was born in Elkhart, Indiana @ 9:20pm November 9, 1984 weighing 1lb 7oz. Spending her first 18 months in the hospital, she developed a determination and fighting spirit of a warrior that only grew stronger and inspired...
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Kim Klinker

February 18, 2017

Kim Klinker, 59, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017. Kim was born in Fort Wayne IN on October 22, 1957. She worked as a server with Pizza Hut for 30 years. Kim loved her dogs, and hockey but especially the Chicago Blackhawks. Listening to her beloved Moody Blues, spending time with her family and friends, and being a grandma were some of her favorite things. Surviving are her children, Erin...
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Kurt Fischer

February 18, 2017

Former Indiana resident, Kurt Fischer, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017 in Vista, CA. Mr. Fischer was born June 11, 1932 in Deizisau, Germany to Johannes & Martha Fischer and grew up in Plochingen, Germany. He came to America in 1952 and lived in Ft. Wayne, IN. A year later he joined the U.S. Army and was eventually stationed in Germany. He graduated from IIT with a B.S. in...
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