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Julie Anne Benkenstein

May 28, 2015

Julie Anne Benkenstein, 52, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Julie worked as a regional supervisor with AVI. Surviving are her father, Steven Newhard of Fort Wayne; sons, Tyler (Shannon) Benkenstein and Jason Benkenstein both of Fort Wayne; daughters, Kristen Benkenstein of Fort Wayne and Amy (Jeff) Poole of Des Moines, IA; 3 grandchildren; brothers, Steven Newhard,...
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Thomas A. Baker

May 28, 2015

Thomas A. Baker, 85, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Tom worked at Peter Eckrich & Sons for 43 years, retiring as a foreman in 1987. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, baseball (especially the New York Yankees), and umpiring at Don Ayers Little League. Tom loved watching and following his sons and grandkids activities, and spending time in Avon Park Florida at Crystal Lakes...
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Joseph E. Streets

May 27, 2015

Joseph E. Streets, 91, passed away in peace on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Genesis Healthcare in New Haven. Born on April 8, 1924 in Ohio, he worked as a union painter retiring in 1986. Joseph served his country as a member of the US Army during WWII. Joseph was an avid fisherman, loving husband, and father. Joseph is survived by his daughters, Vicki (Dan) Reno; Pam Mathias; and Linda (Rick)...
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Agnes Marie (Meek) Fryer

May 27, 2015

Agnes Marie (Meek) Fryer, 93, passed away May 27, 2015. Surviving are her daughter, Gloria (Roger) Hoevel; sons, Richard (Pam) Fryer and David (Deb) Fryer; 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; sister, Beatrice Myers. Agnes was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Beulah Meek, husband, William F. Fryer, great grandson, Rylee Houska, brothers, Leonard, Marlin, Robert,...
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Keely A. Spalla

May 26, 2015

Keely A. Spalla , 48, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Summit City Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her father, Donald A. Spalla of Traverse City, MI; mother, Gaynl Spalla of Fort Wayne, IN; sister, Kyle A. Spalla of Fort Wayne, IN; brother- Uncle, Lynn (Deb) Kessler of Winsted, CT; brother, Dan (Emilie) Spalla of Traverse City, MI; sister, Antette Bouharb. Memorials may be made to...
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Keely A. Spalla

May 26, 2015

Keely A. Spalla , 48, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Summit City Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her father, Donald A. Spalla of Traverse City, MI; mother, Gaynl Spalla of Fort Wayne, IN; sister, Kyle A. Spalla of Fort Wayne, IN; brother- Uncle, Lynn (Deb) Kessler of Winsted, CT; brother, Dan (Emilie) Spalla of Traverse City, MI; sister, Antette Bouharb.
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James W. (Jim) Trowbridge

May 26, 2015

James W. (Jim) Trowbridge, 83, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015. He was the eldest of twins, born at home November 14, 1931 in Noble County to David and Mildred (Griffith) Trowbridge. On October 12, 1951, he married Doris Biddle in Kendallville, IN. He retired after 27 years as a wire enameller at General Electric. He enjoyed fishing, hunting mushrooms, and gardening. Surviving are his twin...
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Paul C. Boggs, Jr.

May 26, 2015

Paul C. Boggs Jr., 72, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Paul was a maintenance and operations supervisor with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 26 years, retiring in 1999. He was stage manager of the Embassy Theatre of 9 years and a member of IATSE Local 146 for 45 years. Paul was a member of Harmony Lodge IOOF 19, Waynedale Masonic Lodge No. 39, and a Mizpah Shrine Hospital...
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Charles Robert Fawley

May 26, 2015

Charles Robert Fawley, 85, of Fort Wayne, passed peacefully into the presence of The Lord on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Parkview Hospital from complications of liver cancer. Born on August 16, 1929, Chuck was the son of the late Robert and Agnes (Miller) Fawley and the oldest of their four children. He graduated from South Side High School in 1948 and was a U S Army veteran, serving during the...
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Edwina (Eddy) Zielinski Snyder

May 26, 2015

Edwina Zielinski Snyder "Eddy" , 81 died surrounded by her children on May 26, 2015. Born November 10, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, she was the daughter of Dr. Joseph B. and Marie Zielinski. She graduated from Iowa State University in 1955 with her Bachelor of Science Degree. On July 7, 1956, she married James R. Snyder in Chicago, Illinois where they made their home until 1968. In 1968, they...
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Gloria M. Kimmel

May 26, 2015

Gloria M. Kimmel , 87, passed away May 26, 2015. Surviving are her daughter, Marlene (Jack) Shutt of Ft. Wayne,; brother, Lloyd (Hazel) Roberts of Van Wert, OH; 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter, son-in-law, Bob Hicks of KY, daughter-in-law, Kelly Kimmel of Huntington, IN and nieces and nephews to numerous to mention. Gloria was preceded in death by her...
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Anne Geroff Kostoff

May 26, 2015

Anne Geroff Kostoff, 87, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Parkview Hospice. Anne was born on Dec. 25, 1927 in Fort Wayne, to the late Panyotte "Peter" and Dina Ogneoff Geroff. She was a 1946 graduate of Concordia High School, a member of the church she loved so dearly, Zion Lutheran Church and retired as office manager from Shrex Office Supplies after 16 years service. Surviving are her...
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Arthur Willard Carmichael, Jr.

May 25, 2015

Arthur Willard Carmichael Jr., 68, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Portland, ME, Arthur worked as a Hotel Manager for 39 years, retiring in 1993. He was a member of the Shriner's, Lions Club, Rotary Club, and was a 32nd Degree Mason. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who will be remembered for his great sense of humor and his...
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Carole G. Thompson

May 25, 2015

Carole G. Thompson, 87, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Carole worked for many years as an office manager for Kmart. Surviving are her husband, Stanford Thompson of Fort Wayne; daughters, Renee Dammeyer of Churubusco, IN; and Lorraine Thompson of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Kent Thompson of Fort Wayne; Nicholas (Stephanie) Shiriaev of Churubusco, IN;...
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Vera E. Toyias

May 25, 2015

Vera E. Toyias, 87, went to meet her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 25, 2015. Surviving are her daughters, Debra Hicks of Fort Wayne and Janice Richard of Grapevine, TX; three grandsons, SSGT Matthew Hicks of Hanover, MD; Nathaniel Richard and Joshua Richard, both of Grapevine, TX; brother, Donald Burtt; sisters, Maxine Walda; and Lynda Mihaljevic. Vera was preceded in death by William and...
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Shirley W. Brown

May 25, 2015

Shirley W Brown, 85, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Albia, IA, Shirley worked with Fort Wayne National Bank for 22 years, retiring in 1992. While at the bank she met and became friends with many co-workers and customers throughout her career. She enjoyed gardening, and spending time with her family and friends. She loved her...
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Joan E. Kleber

May 25, 2015

Joan E. Kleber, 94, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015, at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Joan was a homemaker and a member of Most Precious Blood Catholic Church; the Rosary Sodality; and VFW #857. Surviving are her daughters, Janet Mosshammer; Rose (Dan) Escobedo; and Kathy Petersen; sons, James (Marilyn) Kleber; and Joseph (Rebecca) Kleber; sister, Mary Ellen...
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Joanne D. Robertson

May 25, 2015

Joanne D. Robertson, 82, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015. Surviving are her daughter, Luray (Paul) Riggle of Leo; grandchildren, Patrick (Heather) Riggle and Allyson (Alexander) Lamb, both of Fort Wayne; and great-grandchildren, Kolin, Shelby, Ethan, and Lily. Joanne was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, William J. Robertson; parents, Charles and Lillian Higgins; and brother, James...
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Ann Smith

May 24, 2015

Ann Smith, 59, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015. Surviving are her husband of 35 years Thomas Smith of Dowagiac, MI, daughters, Nicole Smith, Veronica Smith both of Dowagiac, MI, step-daughters, Tammy (John) Sims of Fort Wayne, Gina (Brett) Browand of Auburn, grandchildren, Shelby, Jenna, Nick, Collin, and Elise, brothers, Dave (Sharon) Rothgeb of St. Joe, and Bill Berry of Spencerville. Ann...
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Rita S. Townsend

May 24, 2015

Rita S. Townsend, 76, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Rita was born on May 7, 1939 in Monroe, MI to the late Paul and Jennie Judy. She worked in the insurance field for 50 years as an underwriter before retiring in 2004. Rita enjoyed her Friday night bowling league for 37 years. Her other interests were playing cards, her pet dogs throughout the years,...
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Joanne Loew

May 23, 2015

Joanne Loew, 63, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015. Surviving are her daughter, Amanda (Michael Russo) Holland of Rockville, MD; sister, Rose Yeager of Rochester, NY; brother, Robert Loew of West Lafayette; brother, James Loew of Fishers; granddaughter, Violet "Vio" Russo. Joanne was preceded in death by parents, Carl Loew and Violet (Buchanan) Loew; brother, Edward Loew. Memorials may be made...
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Robert V. (Bob) Keplinger, Sr.

May 23, 2015

Robert V. "Bob" Keplinger Sr. 85, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully at home Saturday, 5/23/15. He was born in Fort Wayne 08/26/29 and was the son of the late E. B. and Lorinda Keplinger. He graduated from Central high school in 1947 and honorably served the United States Army as an MP in the Korean War. Bob married Shirley Keplinger on 10/08/55 and they were married for 47 years until her...
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Lorenzo M. Hernandez, Sr.

May 23, 2015

Lorenzo M. Hernandez, Sr., 82, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015, at his home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his son, Wally Evans; daughter, Lisa Bryant; daughter, Eluteria Armour; daughter, Amy Hernandez; daughter, Angela Hernandez; son, Lorenzo M. Hernandez, Jr;. daughter, Theresa Hernandez; daughter, Mariana Hernandez; 9 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Lorenzo was preceded in...
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Kenneth L. Miller

May 23, 2015

Kenneth L. Miller, 73, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Evansville, IN, Kenneth earned his masters degree from Ball State University. He was a history teacher with Muncie Schools and FWCS for 35 years, retiring in 1997. Kenneth coached track and cross county for many years. He loved his family and cherished his grandchildren. ...
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Marilyn Ann Stump

May 23, 2015

Marilyn Ann Stump, 84 of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away peacefully with her family at her side, Friday, May 22, 2015, at Brookdale Fort Wayne Senior Living Solutions (Formerly Emeritus). She is survived by her sisters, Carol (Roland) Sumney, Barbara Nyikos, of Elgin, IL; eight nieces and nephews; and ten great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; infant brother, James...
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Jean M. Blair

May 22, 2015

Jean M. Blair, 86, passed away Friday, May 22, 2015 at ManorCare Health Services-Indy South in Indianapolis. She was also a member of the St. Luke Alter Guild and AAL Branch. Surviving are her daughter, Debra K. Obrien of Indianapolis; son, John L. Blair of Bloomington; four granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; and brother, Henry F. Gerdom of Carmel. Memorials may be made to Food for the...
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Delores Kathryn Tomlinson

May 21, 2015

Delores Kathryn Tomlinson, 80, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 at her home in New Haven. Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Jack Tomlinson of New Haven; son, James (Jim) E. Tomlinson of Las Vegas, NV; daughters, Deborah (Paul) Diehl of Harlingen, TX; Julie (Ron) Tomlinson of Woodburn; Diane (Scott) Marks of Chandler, AZ; Kelley Doyle of Fort Wayne; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren;...
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Harold L. Foelber

May 21, 2015

Harold L. Foelber, 96, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Hot Springs, SD, Harold was a WWII Army Air Corps veteran. He worked in the Training Department with the U.S. Postal Service for more than 30 years, before retiring in 1983. He was a member of First Assembly of God. Harold had strong faith in the Lord and was a student of God's Word. He enjoyed...
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Lisa and Lydia Schmucker

May 21, 2015

Lisa Marie Schmucker,13, and Lydia Rose Schmucker, 11, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015. Surviving are parents, Jerry and Ada Schmucker; brothers, Jerry Lynn (Mattie) Schmucker; Martin Lee Schmucker; Delmar Jay Schmucker; Josiah Japheth Schmucker; sisters, Linda (Lawayne) Graber; Lori Ann Schmucker; Sarah Grace Schmucker; Kayla Joy Schmucker; grandmother, Amanda Schmucker; grandparents,...
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Karen Shelton

May 21, 2015

Karen Shelton , 53, passed away May 21, 2015, at St. Joseph Hospital. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Beverly Ann Aughinbaugh

May 21, 2015

Beverly Ann Aughinbaugh, 84, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015. Surviving are her daughters, Vicki Higgins of Fort Wayne, and Krista Morrolf of New Haven; 2 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter; and brother, Bruce (Nancy) Worster of Saint Leonard, MD. Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Merle Aughinbaugh, and son-in-law, James Michael Higgins. Memorials may be made to the American Lung...
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John S. Premer

May 20, 2015

John S. Premer , 43, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN, John graduated from Snider H.S in 1991. He was a Maintenance Engineer with Mullinix for several years. His passion was playing his guitars and he enjoyed listening to all types of music. John also enjoyed watching horror movies and comedies and collecting movie memorabilia. Surviving are...
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Virginia M. (Till) Pulver

May 20, 2015

Virginia M. (Till) Pulver - 90, peacefully passed away at her home in Ft Wayne surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Surviving are her 6 sons - Steve (Theresa); John (Jackie); Ted (Shelley); Ron (Larene); Andy; Doug (Melissa); Also her 2 daughters - Carolyn (Joe) Baker; Becky Carter; And her sister-in-law Phyllis (Pulver) Fitch. She was preceded in death by her Husband...
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Ida H. Milledge

May 20, 2015

Ida H. Milledge, 86, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Born in Ostheim,Germany, Ida is survived by brother-in-laws, Frank Milledge of Fort Wayne and Wilbur (Phyllis) Milledge of Churubusco. Ida was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Selma Brueckner and her husband, Arvin Milledge. Calling at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 2:00 pm...
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Diane F. Maurer

May 20, 2015

Diane F. Maurer, 69, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Youngstown, OH, Diane enjoyed training dogs and raising German Shepherds. Surviving are her husband, Tim Maurer of Angola; daughter, Lori (Richard) Vandall of Fort Wayne; sister, Pat Hasley of Dallas, TX; 4 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Diane was preceded in death by her parents Charles...
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Franklin Delano Skees

May 20, 2015

Franklin Delano Skees, 78, of Fort Wayne, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Born December 21, 1936, he was the son of the late Emery and Edna Skees. Frank married Barbara Rae Ward on September 17, 1960. Frank loved his wife and family. He enjoyed talking and never knew a stranger. Frank was a kind man with a great sense of humor. He was a member of Trinity...
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Joseph (Joe) D. Kipfer, Sr.

May 19, 2015

Joseph (Joe) D. Kipfer, Sr. departed this life Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at Parkview Hospital. He married his high school sweetheart, Ramona Carol Miller, November 18, 1950. Three children ensued: Andrea Joe (Bruce) Farnsworth, Joseph D. Kipfer, Jr. and Scott D. (Pam) Kipfer. He was ordained to ministry in the United Methodist Church in 1964 and served churches in Indiana and Rhode Island. To...
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Luella M. Stabler

May 19, 2015

Luella M. Stabler, 92, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at her home with her family by her side. Born in Dixon, OH, Luella was a nursing assistant with Parkview Hospital for 14 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church and a Parkview Hospital volunteer. Surviving are her daughter, Rene D. (Bill) Purcell of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Vanessa (Gregg)...
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Frank J. McNamara

May 19, 2015

Frank J. McNamara, 82, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Riverbend Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Sunman, IN, Frank was a U S Army Korean War veteran and was the owner of McNamara Auto Repair for 24 years, He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church, Fort Wayne Ski Club, Southwest Conservation Club, Olive Club American Legion, #241, and the Back 40 Flying Club. Surviving are...
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Dolores M. Mitchell

May 19, 2015

Dolores M. Mitchell, 81, went to her eternal home on May 19, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of Edward Green and Nellie (Miller) Green. She graduated from Central High School in 1954. She married the love of her life, Roland Mitchell, on April 3, 1954. Dolores worked at Croninger Elementary School as an aide. She was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church where she...
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Cynthia Jane Luther

May 19, 2015

Cynthia Jane Luther, 64, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Payne, OH, Cynthia graduated from Payne High School in 1969, later attended Ohio State University, and finished her degree in nursing from St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as a nurse in the Fort Wayne area for 35 years primarily at Lutheran Hospital. Cynthia loved to fish and golf. Surviving...
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Marilyn Sue Gagnon Johns

May 18, 2015

Marilyn Sue Gagnon Johns, 71, died suddenly Monday, May 18, 2015. Marilyn was described as continuously " happy, bubbly, smiley and upbeat". Surviving are her loving husband of 44 years, David Johns of Fort Wayne, IN; nephew Gary Gagnon; niece Diane Swihart; sister in law Mary (Glynn) Rinne Barnhart and her children John, David and Melissa. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents Walter...
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Jean A. White

May 18, 2015

Jean A. White, 85, passed away Monday, May 18, 2015. Surviving are her sons, Timothy (Susan) Michael; Scott (Jan) Michael; daughters, Ann Michael; Chrys Houser; step-son, William R. (Jan) White., Jr.; step-daughter, Deborah (Ken) Oyler; nine grandchild, five step-grandchildren ten great grandchildren; brother, Alan (Marsha) Chaney; sisters, Joan Amstutz; Norma Butler; special care...
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Carolyn (Sue) Hambrock

May 18, 2015

Carolyn "Sue" Hambrock, 83, passed away Monday, May 18, 2015 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Decatur, IN, Carolyn worked with Concordia Schools and Concordia Seminary for many years. Sue taught piano and music theory at Castle Music Studio from 1949-1959. She enjoyed playing the piano all her life. Her other hobbies were woodworking, cycling, basket weaving,...
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Sharon L. Parrot

May 18, 2015

Sharon L Parrot , 70, passed away Monday, May 18, 2015. Surviving are her son, Robert Joseph (Ronna) Parrot of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter in law, Dawn Parrot of Quincy, MI; grandchildren, Mackinzie and Meagan; step grandchildren, Kyle, Wade, Alyssa and Olivia, Kayla and Tyler. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents W Dale and Alice McBride, son, Robert Dale Parrot, brother, Mike McBride. ...
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Austin J. Garman

May 17, 2015

Austin J. Garman, 91, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015. Austin was a firefighter with the City of Fort Wayne for 30 years, retiring in 1984. Surviving are his son, Eric (Janice) Garman of Fort Wayne; son, Gary Garman of Fort Wayne; son, Gregg (Carol) Garman of Grabill; grandsons, Brandon and Shawn Garman of Fort Wayne; Austin was preceded in death by wife, Marjorie Jane Garman; parents, Raymond...
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Brandon A G Bennett

May 16, 2015

Brandon A G Bennett , 22, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Brandon worked as a mover with Guardians Relocation. He enjoyed drawing, fishing, hanging out with his friends and playing with his son Braxton. Surviving are his father, Jeffery Bennett, special friends, April Rodriguez and Nicole Shiriaev son, Braxton Bennett;...
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Caleb Ryan Lewis

May 16, 2015

Our beloved child Caleb Ryan Lewis passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his parents, Jeremy and Angela Lewis; sisters, Faith and Allison Lewis; grandparents, Robert (Deborah) Sterling, Stephen Lewis and Nancy Lewis; great-grandfather, Dwight Lewis; and great-grandmother, Helen Stinnett. Cemetery Service is at 2:00 pm, Thursday, May 21, 2015 at...
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Patricia L. Nelson

May 16, 2015

Patricia L. Nelson, 65, passed away May 16, 2015 at Heritage Park Health Care Center. Arrangements by Mungovan & Sons Funeral Home, 2114 S. Calhoun St.
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Marvin C. Bland

May 16, 2015

Marvin C. Bland , 88, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Home. Born in Marvell, AR, Marvin worked in the maintenance department of B F Goodrich for over 20 years and also was a greeter at Meijer for 20 years. He was a member of the Harvester Ave Missionary Church and served our country in the U S Navy during WW II and the Korean War. Marvin enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening, and...
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Mitchell J. (Mickey) Markow

May 16, 2015

Mitchell J. "Mickey" Markow, 89, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Surviving are his wife, Gloria C. Markow of Fort Wayne; daughter, Leona (Alan) Ross of American Canyon, CA; son, Raymond Markow of Venice, CA; daughter, Audrey (Armando) Perezselsky of Mesa, AZ; daughter, Amy (Jim) Luther of Fort Wayne; and son, Franklin (Gina) Markow of Rancho...
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Ann E. Sands

May 15, 2015

Ann E. Sands, 66, passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, IN. Surviving are her husband of 45 years, James Sands and her loving dogs Lucy, Maice and Otis . Ann was preceded in death by her parents Floyd and Jennie Morrical, son, Derek Sands, sister in law, Linda Stine.
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Edward D. Chambers

May 15, 2015

Edward D Chambers, 81, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, Friday, May 15, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Logansport, IN, He was a U S Army veteran and served during the Korean War. He married his high school sweetheart a year after his discharge in 1956. Edward worked in the car business his whole life. He was a member of St Vincent dePaul Catholic Church and was an...
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Douglas K. Sebring

May 15, 2015

Douglas K. Sebring, 73, passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Douglas graduated from Concordia High School in 1960. He was a lifelong service member of the auto industry, working as a Manager and Recruit Trainer with Auto Zone for the last 20 years, retiring in 2010. He was a lifelong member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and enjoyed reading and IU...
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Linda D. Moore

May 14, 2015

Linda D. Moore, 57, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at home. Surviving are her husband of 40 years, Robert E Moore; son, Robert E (Vilaychit) Moore Jr.; daughter, Olivia (Michael) Van De Grift; grandchildren, Joshua and Zachary Milowski and Mia and Maxton Moore; brother, Dennis (Janean) Werling; sister, Glenda (Grover) Belcher. Linda was preceded in death by her parents Jean and Patricia...
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Joyce J. Shuler

May 14, 2015

Joyce J. Shuler, 84, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015. She married Robert J. Shuler in 1947 and had three children. She is survived by her husband Robert; and sons, Scott Shuler; and Jim (Jan Easley) Todd; grandchildren; Cort (Lori) Shuler, Jr.; Brett Shuler; Jeremy Todd; Jarod Todd; Brittney Shuler; Brandon Shuler; and 5 great-grandchildren. Joyce was preceded in death by her son,...
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Elaine E. Fremion

May 14, 2015

Elaine E. Fremion, 87, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015. Elaine was a office secretary with the Diocese of Fort Wayne South Bend for 27 years, retiring in 2013. Surviving are her son, Mark (Deborah) Fremion; daughter, Anne (Ronald) Davies; daughter, Constance (Scott) Sims; son, Michael P. (Pamela) Fremion; 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Elaine was preceded in death by husband...
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Bobby R. Atkinson

May 14, 2015

Bobby R. Atkinson, 61, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in New Castle, IN, Bobby served our country as a US Marine. He was a member of the PAL. Bobby enjoyed crafts, gardening, and his flowers. Surviving are his brother, Bill (LeAnn) Atkinson of Las Vegas, NV, sister, Debbie (Jim) Fraizer of Fort Wayne, longtime companion, Ann Krock of...
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Dorothy G. (Dolly) Harttman

May 13, 2015

Dorothy G. "Dolly" Hartman, 99, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015 in Saginaw, MI. Surviving are her daughter Judy Ellen Davis of Bay City, MI, daughter-in-law Ellie Hartman, Wilmington, NC; 5 grandchildren: David Davis. Raleigh, NC, Paul Davis, Marlboro, MA, Liz Davis-Chaffin, Lincoln, MA; Sheila Smith and Brian Hartman, both of Wilmington, NC; 7 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Phyllis...
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Jenny Elizabeth Emenhiser

May 13, 2015

Jenny Elizabeth Emenhiser, 79, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Surviving are her husband, Edward C. Emenhiser of Fort Wayne; daughters, Joni (Victor) Russell of KY and Kimberly Ruby; step-daughter, Deborah Howard; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; brother, J.R. Lidster; sister, Myra Howard and very special friend, Pam. Jenny was preceded in death by parents, John and Pearl (Hayes...
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Joseph (Joey) Holler

May 13, 2015

Joseph "Joey" Holler, 34, went to be with his savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 in Kendallville. Born in Fort Wayne, Joseph enjoyed working as a construction worker with GeoCon Professional Services. Joey had a love for animals especially his dogs "Lady" and "Tinkerbell". Joey loved his family and family gatherings. He had a giving heart, with a great smile. He was an avid Colts...
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Antonio Rico (Baby Rico) Morales, Jr.

May 12, 2015

Antonio Rico Morales Jr., "Baby Rico", passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Baby Rico did not have a long life, but it was a life lived to the fullest. He was a perfect soul born into an imperfect body. He was the best son, brother, grandson, nephew, and cousin that a family could ask for. He traveled to many states including Florida and Arizona. He put his feet in the sand and ocean. He...
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Janet Elaine Grogg

May 11, 2015

Janet Elaine Grogg, 86, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Janet was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church, and their Southwest Circle; life member of Lutheran Health Services Society; Lutheran Hospital Volunteer Staff for 25 years, and East Wayne Street Center and served as its fiscal officer. Janet enjoyed life, which is why she fought so hard to overcome several health...
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Gerald L. Eifrid

May 11, 2015

Gerald L. Eifrid, 74, passed away Monday, May 11, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Gerald worked as a Tool Crib Supervisor with General Electric for 39 years, retiring in 2000. Surviving are his wife, Alice "Joy" Eifrid; son, Adam (Stephanie) Eifrid; daughter, Yvette (Gregory) Brown; grandchildren, Elizabeth L. Brown and Nathan H., Claudia J., Rebecca L....
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Barbara M. Stryjewski

May 11, 2015

Barbara M. Stryjewski, 77, passed away Monday, May 11, 2015 at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette. Born in Chicago, IL, Barb was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Surviving are her children; Jane Lemler of Fowler, Thomas Stryjewski, Jr. of Laporte, Joan (Jerry) Ludwig of Knox, Jill (Bob) Baughman of Laporte, Tim (Marjorie) Stryjewski of Fort Wayne, 16 grandchildren, 15 great...
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Horace M. (Dyk) Dykhuizen

May 11, 2015

Horace M. "Dyk" Dykhuizen, age 99 years, died May 11, 2015. Mr. Dykhuizen was born July 30, 1915 in Lafayette, Indiana to George and Alberta Dykhuizen. He married Annabelle Butz on June 4, 1941. Horace graduated from Purdue University with degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduation, he was employed by General Electric in Schenectady, New York and later in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 1948 he...
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Robert (Bob) W. Herr

May 10, 2015

Robert (Bob) W. Herr, 87, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Bob was a WWII Navy veteran and earned his mechanical engineering degree from Tri-State University. He worked for Bowmar Instrument Corporation for 34 years, retiring in 1988. He was an extraordinary engineer with 23 patents. He was a member of the American...
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Betty J. Haas

May 10, 2015

Betty J. Haas, 90, died Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Roanoke, IN, Betty worked as an order filler with Fort Wayne Drug for 20 years. Surviving are her daughter, Jane Ann Jantzen of Leo, IN; step-son, Earl O. Haas of Fort Wayne, IN; step-daughters, Sharon M. (Randy) Noakes and Carol L. (Roger) Minnich both of Fort Wayne, IN; 20 grandchildren and 6 great...
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Patricia (Pat) A. Furry

May 10, 2015

Patricia "Pat" A. Furry, 80, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015. Born in Indianapolis, Pat was a receptionist with Waterfield Mortgage for 29 years, retiring in 2000. She enjoyed bowling, crafts, reading, cooking, cross stitch and loved her family. Surviving are her husband of 60 years, James Furry of Fort Wayne; daughters, Debbie (Steve) Knight of Wolcottville, Jill (Mike) Davis of Fort Wayne,...
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Karen Ann Hancock

May 10, 2015

Karen Ann Hancock, 61, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 in Fort Wayne. She was born in Denver, CO, on November 3, 1953. She married Bruce Hancock in 1975. The family moved to Fort Wayne in 1986, where she pursued her love for all creatures great and small. She is survived by her husband Bruce Hancock; son, Luke (Kristen) Hancock of Pittsburgh; grandson, Wyatt Bruce Hancock; sister, Diane Lynn;...
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Marilyn J. Hart

May 9, 2015

Marilyn J. Hart, "Aunt Meo", 79, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. Born in Fort Wayne, Marilyn was a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne but spent her summers on Adams Lake of Wolcottville since she was 12 years old. She graduated from North Side High School in 1954. She then attended Ball State Teacher's College and earned a Bachelor's degree in education in...
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Virginia M. Runser

May 9, 2015

Virginia M. Runser, 74, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015. Born in Saginaw, MI, Jenny was a homemaker who loved spending time with her many grandchildren. She enjoyed fishing, bingo, garage saling, painting and many arts and crafts. Surviving are her son, David Runser of Fort Wayne; daughters, Christina (Jeff) Johnson; Linda Neuhaus, Anna Runser, Jenny Knight of Cheboygan, MI; 10...
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Lois B. Tannehill

May 8, 2015

Lois B.Tannehill, 89, passed away Friday, May 8, 2015, at home. She was born in Green Bay, WI, on July 10, 1925, and raised in Escanaba, MI. She married James E. Tannehill on Feb 23, 1952, in Chicago, IL. Lois is survived by daughters, Vicki and Carol; son, Steven; step-daughter, Karen Sue (Jim) Procaccino of Osceola, IN; grandsons, Brian Tannehill of Fort Wayne and Jeffrey (Katie Savio)...
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Ramiza Miljkovic

May 8, 2015

Ramiza Miljkovic , 63, passed away May 8, 2015 at her residence in Fort Wayne. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Patrick Joseph Bruggeman

May 7, 2015

Patrick Joseph Bruggeman, 66, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Friends are invited to celebrate his life and legacy at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Rd on Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm with a prayer service at 8:30 pm. Memorials may be made to the International Justice Mission. To sign the online guest book,...
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Claude Moreno

May 7, 2015

Claude Moreno, 67, passed away May 7, 2015. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Stephen (Steve) A. Gaskill

May 7, 2015

Stephen "Steve" A. Gaskill, 73, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Steve graduated from South Side High School in 1959. While at South Side, he was active in their basketball, football, and tennis programs. Steve served in the Army from 1962 to 1965. He was a dedicated Police Officer with the Fort Wayne Police Department for 32 years before...
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Michael J. Brita

May 6, 2015

Michael J. Brita, 62, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Mike was a Realtor with North Eastern Group Realty. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family. Surviving are his daughter, Jessica (John-Michael) Brita-Segyde; son, Matthew (Kaity Dull) Brita; fiancee, Janine Cole; brother, Joseph "Junie" (Pam) Brita; grandchildren, Anthony and Mary all of Fort Wayne; and his...
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Melvin J. Lyttle

May 5, 2015

Melvin J. Lyttle, 95, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Somers Hospice House in Sebring. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Melvin worked as a Set-up Operator with General Electric for 42 years, retiring in 1983. He enjoyed fishing, golf, playing pool. Enjoyed winters in Florida and summers at the lake. Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Diane Lyttle of Lake Wales, FL; sons, Michael (Karen) Lyttle of...
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Mikey Gonzalez

May 5, 2015

Mikey Gonzalez, 24, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Michigan. Born in Chicago, IL, Mikey was a laborer. Surviving are his father, Pedro Gonzalez of Chicago, IL; mother, Julia Vergara De Gonzalez of Fort Wayne; brother, Juan Figueroa of Mexico; sister, Ana Maria Figueroa of Fort Wayne; sister, Miriam Figueroa of Chicago; sister, Tania Julia Gonzalez of Fort Wayne; fiancee, Racheal Jeffrey...
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Thomas (Tom) Bobay

May 5, 2015

Thomas "Tom" Bobay, 71, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Tom graduated from Central Catholic High School. He worked with BF Goodrich for 32 years before joining Nob Sales where he worked for 10 years before retiring. He was on the Executive Board for United Steel Workers Local 715 for 38 years, member of the United Way of Allen County...
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Troy Allen Creek

May 5, 2015

Troy Allen Creek , 51, passed away May 5, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital. Arrangements by Mungovan & Sons Funeral Home, 2114 S. Calhoun St.
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Ricky Edward Epple

May 5, 2015

Ricky Edward Epple, 52, passed away May 5, 2015. Ricky was a graduate of South Side High School and later worked as a Master Journeyman Electrician for many years. Surviving are his mother, Dorthy Epple; children: Brittany, Nicholas, and Matthew Epple; grandchildren: Kennedy Longberry and Reagan Woodward; brother, Clifford H. (Sarah) Epple; nieces and nephew, Penny, Anna, and Alex Epple; and...
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Phyllis M. Berggoetz

May 5, 2015

Phyllis M. Berggoetz, 91, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Lutheran Life Villages at Pine Valley in Fort Wayne. Born in Egg Harbor City, NJ, Phyllis was her husband Carl's office manager for 20 years while he was an agent with New York Life. She was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church. Phyllis enjoyed being a volunteer at Parkview Hospice for many years. Her other interests were...
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June L. Kissinger

May 5, 2015

June L. Kissinger, 92, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Auburn, IN, June graduated from North Side High School in 1940. Later she worked as a Secretary with Fruehauf for 20 years. She was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church, North Side High School Alumni Association, and the Red Hat Society. June was an avid golfer and...
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Alexandra J. Stavretis

May 4, 2015

Alexandra J. Stavretis, 77, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015. Born in Armenohori, Greece, Alexandra was a loving and caring, wife, mother, Yiayia, and sister. She was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Alexandra enjoyed cooking and baking for her family, gardening, sewing, and Greek Dancing. Alexandra's favorite Greek song was Opo Po Maria Sagapo. Her children and grandchildren were...
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Barbara Hall

May 4, 2015

Barbara Hall , 86, passed away May 4, 2015. Barbara was an avid reader and also enjoyed sewing, needlepoint and playing golf with her husband at Deer Track golf course. Surviving are her husband, John R. Hall, of Fort Wayne, IN sons, Dan (Lisa) Hall of Fishers, IN; John W. (Susan) Hall of Liberty Twp, OH; Tim J. Hall of Lafayette, CO; three grandchildren, Zoe, Jessika and James Hall. Barbara...
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William (Bill) Fugate

May 4, 2015

William "Bill" Fugate, 45, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, IL, Bill worked for BF Goodrich for 5 years. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Army. Bill was also a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife, Angie Fugate; his children, Amber Fugate; and John Fugate both of Fremont, IN; father, William Fugate Sr. of Dyersburg,...
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Ann (Elizabeth) Baird

May 4, 2015

Ann (Elizabeth) Baird, born July 18,1920, died peacefully on May 4. She was a member of Junior League, Saturday Club, and past member of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art Alliance. For many years she was an active volunteer supporting the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and the Christmas Mart. Ann was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church for more than 50 years. She loved spending time with family...
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Larry E. Brososky

May 3, 2015

Larry E. Brososky, 77, transitioned peacefully from the earthly confines of a tired and sick body into a joyous and pain free eternal life with God on Sunday, May 3, 2015 while surrounded by his loving family at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Ypsilanti, MI, Larry last worked as an Electrician with Eaton Corp, retiring in 2010. He was a US Navy Veteran, and a member of the...
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Fred John Eggleston

May 2, 2015

Fred John Eggleston, 91, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Brown County Health & Living Community in Nashville, IN. Born in Branch County, MI, Fred served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1965. Surviving are his wife, Regina Eggleston of Columbus; sons, Michael (Leslie) Eggleston of New Haven & James (Diann) Eggleston of Carmel; daughters, Denise (Andrew) Pajakowski & Sharon (James) Helm, both of...
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Dorothy Walsh

May 2, 2015

Dorothy Walsh left this life on May 2, 2015 at St Anne Home in Fort Wayne, Indiana, surrounded by her family. She was born on September 21, 1929, on the family farm in rural Loves Park, Illinois, to Gust and Edith (Salen) Kindberg. She was active in school and Rural Youth where she made life long friends. Her family moved to Rockford, Illinois, where she graduated from East High School in 1947....
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R. Harold Wells II

May 2, 2015

R. Harold Wells II, 70, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015. Born in New Castle, IN, Ralph was a salesman most of his life and served in the US Army during Vietnam. He enjoyed model-building, photography, art, drafting and astronomy. Surviving are his son, Hal Wells of Minneapolis, MN; and brother, Mike Wells of Fort Wayne. A gathering of family and friends will be 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 6,...
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Fred E. Burley

May 2, 2015

Fred E. Burley, 69, passed away May 2, 2015. Surviving are his wife Molly Burley; son Todd E. (Gina) Burley; son Tobey L. Burley; daughter Tanda R. (Raj) Tavlocky; step-son Christopher L. (Wende) Beedle; 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; sister Arlette Lopshire; sister, Karen (Jim) Stephenson; sister, Linda Garman; brother Jerry (Janice) Burley; brother-in-law, Charles Countryman....
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Dick E. Messer

May 2, 2015

Dick E. Messer, 73, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Dick served in the Indiana Air National Guard 122nd Tactical Fighter Group from 1963 to 1969 as a jet engine mechanic and staff sergeant. He was a firefighter with the Fort Wayne Fire Dept. from 1968 to 1988 and received honors and commendations as Captain. He was an active member of American Legion Post 409 in Leo serving...
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Esther L. Roth

May 2, 2015

Esther L. Roth, 93, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Castle Rock, CO, Esther was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was an avid Bridge player and enjoyed reading and gardening. She was a member of the Pi Chapter of Psi Iota Xi, the Fort Wayne Woman's Club, South Side Child Study Group, One-hundred Percent Club, and...
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William (Bill) H. Densmore

May 2, 2015

William (Bill) H. Densmore , 58, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Signature Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, he attended Northside Missionary Church. Surviving are his father, Harold Densmore of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Scott (Dawn) Densmore of Fort Wayne, IN; daughters, Michelle (Wesley) Ledbetter and Erika (Matthew) Densmore both of Fort Wayne, IN; brothers, Robert Densmore...
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Mary A. Paino

May 1, 2015

To the Dear Friends of Mary Paino, Friday, May the 1st, our precious mother had her Coronation Day. The Savior, whom she loved dearly and served faithfully for nearly 75 years, welcomed her into His Eternal Presence. The outpouring of love and gracious memories of our mother along with our father, who touched so many lives, have been overwhelming. Our family would be honored to...
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Mary Louise (Scheele) Russell

May 1, 2015

Mary Louise Scheele Russell, 61, passed away May 1, 2015 at . Arrangements by Mungovan & Sons Funeral Home, 2114 S. Calhoun St.
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Laurel L. Shepler

May 1, 2015

Laurel L. Shepler , 60, passed away May 1, 2015. Surviving are her sister, Paula (Garry) Elliott of Fort Wayne, IN; brother, Kenneth (Barbara) Roe of Fort Wayne, IN and several nieces and nephews. Laurel was preceded in death by her parents Laurel A and Pauline Shepler, brother, Bill Shepler, sister, Dawn Dennis. Funeral Service is Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at 2:00 pm at D O McComb Lakeside...
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