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Angela M. Sell

November 21, 2014

Angela M. Sell, 79, passed away Friday, November 21, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Angela graduated from S. Philadelphia High School for girls in 1953, she completed her training as a Registered Nurse from Temple University in 1956, completed her B.S.H.A. from St. Francis College of Joliet, IL in 1979, and finally her Master's degree from Indiana University in 1985. Angela...
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Patricia A. (Pat) Hager

November 20, 2014

Patricia A. "Pat" Hager , 88, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014. Surviving are her son, Charles Hager; daughters, Cheryl (Doug) Johnson; Lynn (David) Knight; grandchildren, Joann (Jeff) Parrot; Jackie (Shawn) Bachelor; Jeremy (Lanessa) Didier; Jon Didier; Chad (Kelly) Middleton, Bryan (Crystal) Knight; Jeff Hager; Craig Hager; Jason (Beth) Hager; 21 great-grandchild, ; step...
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Sarah A. (Sally) Miller

November 20, 2014

Sarah A. "Sally" Miller, 76, went to be with the Lord Thursday, November 20, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Sarah worked with Lincoln Life for 20 years, retiring in 1992. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Sally was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Surviving are her sons, Stewart (Kathy) Miller of Fort Wayne, Scott Miller of Bedford, grandson, Kyle Miller, and great...
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Patricia K. Elliott

November 20, 2014

Patricia K. Elliott, 78, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014, at Golden Years Homestead in Fort Wayne. Born in Lincoln, NE, Patricia was a Language Speech Pathologist with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 25 years, retiring in 1998. She was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church, the American Association of University Women, Phi Delta Kappa, Delta Kappa Gamma, Beta Sigma Phi, past...
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Ronald E. Flohr

November 20, 2014

Ronald E. Flohr, 87, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Servia, IN, Ronald worked as a builder and realtor with Worthman Homes for 40 years and also served as company President, later he joined Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly and Graber as a realtor. He was a member of First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, while attending the Wesleyan Builders Sunday School Class. ...
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Howard F. Reincke

November 20, 2014

Howard F. Reincke, 86, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Lutheran Life Villages at Pine Valley in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he graduated from South Side High School Class 1946. He completed a Bachelor's Degree in Indiana University. He was married on January 28, 1950 to June Brownhill by June's uncle Rev. Henry Abram at St. Peters Lutheran Church. Howard was an Elder at Holy Cross...
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Jayden Javon Davis

November 19, 2014

Jayden Javon Davis, 2 months, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his mother, BreeAnna Hout; father, Javon Davis; brother, DaJour Jackson Jr.; sister, Bryleigh Davis; grandparents, Marsha and Bruce Riley; Joyce and Larry Hout and Rhonda Davis; great-grandmother, Beverly Davis; great-grandmother, Armella Uhrick;...
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Rodney J. Andrews

November 19, 2014

Rodney J. Andrews , 67, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Surviving are his son, Thomas (Crystal) Andrews of Ft. Wayne, IN; daughters, Kathy (Anthony) Selking of Grabill, IN; Christy (Mike) Hendrickson of Stevensville, MI sisters,; Sara Thomas of OH; brother, Kenny Andrews, Doug Andrews, sisters Betty Andrews, Alice Barksdale, all of Ft. Wayne, IN; 7 grandchildren. Rodney was...
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Phyllis C. Mitchell

November 19, 2014

Phyllis C. Mitchell, 89, died Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at home. Surviving are her daughter, Sharon (Thomas) Fox of Fort Wayne, sons, Rev. David (Barbara) Mitchell of Fort Wayne, Paul (Mary) Mitchell of Grand Rapids, MI, eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, sister Nancy Heeman, and cousin, Marjorie Johnson. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband Rev. M. Richard Mitchell in...
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Phyllis M. Schmidt

November 19, 2014

Phyllis M. Schmidt, 93, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, the city of her birth. Phyllis was a wife, mother, and grandmother with an extraordinary love for her children, grandchildren, and their families. Outgoing and generous, she brought friends, neighbors, and relatives into her ever-expanding circle of friendship and love. For over 30 years, the circle...
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Karolyn Griswold

November 17, 2014

Karolyn Griswold , 29, passed away November 17, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital. Arrangements by Mungovan & Sons Funeral Home, 2114 S. Calhoun St.
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Richard L. Brames

November 17, 2014

Richard L. Brames, 82, passed away Monday, November 17, 2014 at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, and graduated from Central Catholic HS in1950. Richard was a Korean War Army veteran and worked as a Paint Mixer with International Harvester for 30 years, retiring in 1980. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Richard enjoyed farming,...
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David W. Campbell

November 17, 2014

David W. Campbell, 66, passed away Monday, November 17, 2014 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, David was a Vietnam Army Veteran. David earned several bachelor degrees in his years of schooling. He most recently worked with FEMA for the past 10 years serving from Hurricane Katrina thru Hurricane Sandy before retiring. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. David was a...
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Donald G. Bennett

November 17, 2014

Donald G. Bennett, 77, passed away Monday, November 17, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Mishawaka, IN, Donald served his country as a staff sergeant with the US Army for 23 years, retiring in May 1, 1975. He attended Holy Scripture Evangelical Lutheran Church, and was a member of the American Legion Post #47 of Decatur. Surviving are his wife, Sandra Bennett of Fort Wayne; ...
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Kay Baker

November 17, 2014

Kay Baker , 71, passed away Monday, November 17, 2014 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Swindon, England, Kay had lived in Ft. Wayne for over 50 years. She was employed at Smurfit-Stone for 34 years and retired in 2008. Kay was a member of First Mennonite Church, She was an avid novel reader and enjoyed watching the Hallmark channel, but spending time with her family was her true passion. ...
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William J. Taylor

November 16, 2014

William J. Taylor, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. Born January 15, 1930 in Spiceland, Indiana to William H. and Hazel (Ratliff) Taylor, Bill was a Pharmaceutical graduate of Purdue University in 1953. He was proud to have served in the U.S. Army at the Walter Reed Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC. Bill enjoyed 40+ years of employment with...
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Wilma M. Hollopeter

November 16, 2014

Wilma M. Hollopeter, 91, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014. She was a secretary with Bethel United Methodist Church and North American Van Lines before retiring in 1986. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, and the Rebecca Lodge. Wilma enjoyed golfing, painting, needle work, sewing, and quilting. Surviving are her daughters, Sue Hiller, and Diana Ainslie, five grandchildren...
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Helen Patricia Roggy

November 16, 2014

Helen Patricia Roggy, 95, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Golden Years Homestead in Fort Wayne. Born in Duluth, MN, Helen worked as a Dietary Worker with Towne House Retirement Community for 18 years, retiring in 1983. She was a member of American Legion Auxillary Post #82. Surviving are her daughters, Janis Greene of Fort Wayne, IN and Judith (Mike) Fech of NH; grandchildren, Josh ...
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Evonne H. Valentic

November 14, 2014

Evonne H. Valentic , 58, passed away Friday, November 14, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Camp Lejeune, NC, and most recently residing in Lake Oconee, GA, Evonne was a member of the Fore! Fun ladies golf group and the "Growing in Faith" community. She enjoyed bunco, book clubs, euchre, spending time on the lake, family, and especially her grandkids. Surviving are her husband of 36 years Louis...
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Jay A. Klingler

November 13, 2014

Jay A. Klingler , 78, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014. Surviving are his wife of 55 years Sandra Klingler; children, Timothy Klingler and Robert Klingler; Sara Klingler, Jamie Witte and Steve (Anna) Aichele; grandchildren, Michael, Mary Kathryn, Jackson, and Natalie Klingler, Christian and Elizabeth Aichele; brother, Terry Klingler; nieces and nephews, Linda Pedigo, Eric Klingler, ...
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Ellen Sitianus

November 13, 2014

Ellen Sitianus, 66, passed away November 13, 2014, at Parkview Hospital Randallia. Arrangements by Mungovan & Sons Funeral Home, 2114 S. Calhoun St.
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Michael E. Reckeweg

November 13, 2014

Michael E. Reckeweg, 68, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Michael was a supervisor with the Indiana Dept. of Transportation for 25 years. He was a Vietnam Army Veteran and had graduated from St. Francis University. Michael was an avid ND fan who was easy going and enjoyed the simple things. Surviving are his wife, Katie O'Hara of Fort Wayne; step-children, Michelle ...
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Phyllis Geroff

September 8, 1933 - November 13, 2014

Phyllis Geroff , 81, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Community Hospice of NE FL in Jacksonville. Born in Decatur, IN, Phyllis worked as a Repair Operator with Magnavox for 25 years, retiring in 1988. She enjoyed puzzles, crochet, knitting, and was an avid card player. Surviving are her daughters: Shirley (Jose) Toucet of Orange Park, FL, Nancy (Bob) Randall of Fort Wayne, and Rosie...
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William (Will) C. Miller

November 12, 2014

William "Will" C. Miller, 59, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014. Born May 4, 1955 in Fort Wayne, Will was a salesman with NAPA Auto Parts, in Defiance, OH. He enjoyed camping, casino gambling, boats, cars, and collecting Beatles memorabilia. Surviving are his wife, Sandy (Lulfs) Miller of Defiance, OH; daughters, Rachel (Adam) Bancroft of Carmel, IN, and Laura (Carson) Tucker of West...
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Dean E. Johnson

November 11, 2014

Dean E. Johnson passed away November 11, 2014. Surviving are his son Ross Johnson; Parents Max (Sharon) Johnson; Brother Chris Johnson; Sister Dawn Solis; and several nieces and nephews.
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Jerome A. Ruich

November 11, 2014

Jerome A. Ruich , 82, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014, surrounded by his loving family at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fargo, ND, Jerome worked as a Engineer with GTE, retiring in 1987. He was a talented artist who participated and won many awards at various art shows. He was also the featured artist of a private exhibit, at a gallery in Demming New Mexico....
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Ann M. Walsh

November 11, 2014

Ann M. Walsh, 66, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Born in Decatur, Ann was a homemaker and loved her family. Surviving are her husband, Brian Walsh of New Haven; children, Craig (Lisa) Edgar of Indianapolis, Kimberly (Von) Walker of Churubusco, and Eric (Shelly Goodman) Edgar of Auburn; brothers, Larry (Connie) Eicher of Newport News, VA, and Danny Eicher of Fort Wayne; and grandchildren...
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Claude W. Sparks

November 11, 2014

Claude W. Sparks 67, passed away November 11, 2014 in Fort Wayne, IN. He was a devoted husband and father, a decorated Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a man of great faith. He walked in the way of the good; and kept to the path of the righteous. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jill Sparks of Fort Wayne, daughters, Tracy (Mike) Day of Cedarburg, WI, Caroline (Chris) Dunsmore...
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Larry S. Pitts

November 11, 2014

Larry S. Pitts, 76, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Wichita, KS, Larry served in the Navy aboard the USS Saratoga. He was a salesman for 3M for over 20 years before retiring. He was an active member of The Chapel, serving as an usher for years. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, traveling, and spending time with his beloved family. He was also a...
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Candice L. Dart-McCormick

November 10, 2014

Candice L. Dart-McCormick, 46, passed away Monday, November 10, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Candice will be remembered for loving her family and always having a good time. Surviving are her sons, Nicholas (Jennifer) Dart and Levi Brand; father, Stanley Dart of Oblong, IL; sisters, Cathy (Louis) Roembke and Cindy Harden; brother, Bruce (Kim) Dart of Logansport, IN; and 4 grandchildren. Candice was...
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Barbara X. (Hanson) Cromer

November 10, 2014

Barbara X. (Hanson) Cromer, 48, passed away Monday, November 10, 2014 at her residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Marion, Barbara was a loving mother who's world revolved around her family and taking care of others. She was an active member of Sonrise Church where she was involved with the children's ministry. She also volunteered for the Homestead marching band. Barbara worked as a registered nurse...
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Harriet G. Petro

November 9, 2014

Harriet G Petro, 83, of Fort Wayne, devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away on Sunday, November 9, 2014, at Canterbury Nursing Center in Fort Wayne. Born February 26, 1931 in Decatur, IL, she was the daughter of William K. and Mary (Jonethis) Goller. She was raised in Jamestown, New York, and was a 1949 Honor Society graduate of Jamestown High School. She...
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Delores (Dee) Kitchen

November 9, 2014

Delores "Dee" Kitchen, 84, passed away Sunday, November 9, 2014, at Emeritus in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, Nicholas F. Kitchen, III of Rome City; daughter,Terri Kitchen of Fort Wayne; 3 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband, Nick Kitchen, Jr.; parents, Frank and Sophia (Blechinger) Wistl; sisters, Isabell Beach; Helen Wistl; Anne Lein and Mary...
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Marjorie L. (Rankin) Perry

November 9, 2014

Marjorie L. (Rankin) Perry, 98, passed away Sunday, November 9, 2014. Surviving are her nephew, James R. Collins of Denver, CO; niece, Mary Atkinson of Nashville, TN; nephews, Steve and David Lloyd of Ft. Wayne, IN; niece, Janet Markley; several great nieces and nephews; and several great-great nieces and nephews. Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Perry in 1986; parents,...
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Sandie Bush

November 8, 2014

Sandie Bush (47) passed away Saturday, November 8, 2014 at her home in Carmel, IN. She was born in Ft. Wayne, IN, graduated from Noblesville HS, and attended Ball State University. Sandie worked at Macys in Ft. Wayne for 15 years and recently transferred to Indianapolis. Surviving are her parents John and Mary Ann Bush of Fort Wayne, IN, brothers, Jeff Bush of Atlanta, GA, Kevin (Leandra Lee)...
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Barbara L. (Porter) Miller

November 8, 2014

Barbara L. (Porter) Miller, 86, passed away November 8, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, William (Valarie) Porter; sister, Margaret Armstrong; grandchildren, Cassandra, Jeremy, and Jillian Porter; step-grandchildren, Holly (Scott) Uetrecht, Kelly (Don) Crago, Heather (Patrick) Lonsbury, Clinton (Kayla) Lawrence; great-granddaughter, Savannah...
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Sabra Rose Tinsley

November 7, 2014

Sabra Rose Tinsley, 14, passed away November 7, 2014. Sabra was an amazing person with big dreams. She attended Wayne High School where her teachers and friends adored her. Surviving are her mother, Deanna (Robert Dennis) Crumb; father, Barnaby Tinsley; siblings, Kayla Burget, Logan McCue, and Jacob McCue; nephews, Jax and Nathan; niece, Alexandra; grandparents, uncles, and aunts, Sabra was...
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Gloria Y. Chen

November 7, 2014

Gloria Y. Chen, 94, went home to her Lord and Savior on Friday, November 7, 2014. Born in Hong Kong, China, Gloria enjoyed traveling, gardening and being with her family. She will be remembered for her deep faith in God and spirit of determination. She retired from Harris Trust Bank of Chicago. Survivors are her son, David (Jacqueline) Chen of Fort Wayne; son Luke (Ruth) Chen of San Diego, CA;...
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Carl E. Dever

November 7, 2014

Carl E. Dever, 74, passed away Friday, November 7, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Carl served his country for 27 years in the Air Force, earning the rank of Master Sergeant. He also worked with Roush Racing, International Harvester and Magnavox for several years. He was a active member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church serving as and usher throughout the...
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Sabra Rose Tinsley

November 7, 2014

Sabra Rose Tinsley, 14, passed away Friday November 7, 2014. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Ave.
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Robert (Bob) Wine

November 7, 2014

Robert "Bob" Wine, 76, went home to join his Savior while surrounded by his loving family on November 7. Born in Marion, IN, Robert was a US Navy Veteran. He retired from Dana Corp. Bob had many hobbies, those included; fishing, hunting, bird watching, gardening, and reading his bible. During the 1950's he was stock car driver in Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to the Chapel of Praise Holiness...
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Dorothy J. VanGorder

November 7, 2014

Dorothy J. VanGorder , 85, passed away Friday, November 7, 2014 surrounded by her loving family in Fort Wayne. Born in Avilla, IN, and graduated from Avilla HS in 1947. Dorothy was bookkeeper and worked with her husband Paul in the family business at Allen County Tractor Sales. She was a longtime member of St. Joseph United Methodist Church. She loved to be surrounded by family and her home was...
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Lois M. Wass

November 7, 2014

Lois M. Wass, 88, passed away Friday, November 7, 2014 at her home in New Haven. Born in Payne, OH, Lois was a loving wife, mom, grandma, and great-grandma. Service is 2:00 pm, Monday, November 10, 2014 at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road with calling from 11:00 am until the service, Pastor Michael Smith officiating. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's...
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Steven Patrick Donahue

November 6, 2014

Steven Patrick Donahue , 49, passed away November 6, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Rd.
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Beatrice V. Kokovay-Minnick

November 6, 2014

Beatrice V. Kokovay-Minnick, 93, passed away Thursday, November 6, 2014 at here home in Fort Wayne. Born in Kokomo, IN, Beatrice worked at Indiana Bell until her retirement in 1961. She was a member of American Legion Auxillary, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Beatrice loved being outdoors cutting grass and gardening. Her other hobbies included traveling, being with her family and volunteering at...
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Donna J. Breitenbach

November 6, 2014

Donna J. Breitenbach, 90, passed away Thursday, November 6, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Donna worked in the banking industry for many years before her retirement. She enjoyed going to local plays and out to eat with her group of lady friends. Surviving are her brother, John Breitenbach of Fort Wayne, and several cousins. Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Dominic and Mayme...
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Jerry Grossman, Sr.

January 8, 1949 - November 5, 2014

Jerry Grossman Sr., 65, passed away Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at home in Ft. Wayne doing what he loved, working in his yard. He was a native and lifetime resident of Ft. Wayne, IN, He attended Central Lutheran School and graduated from Concordia HS. Jerry worked at his father's business, Auto Bumper Exchange starting in 1969 and became the President and Owner in 1977 until the close of...
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Manford L. Adams

November 5, 2014

Manford L. Adams, 96, passed away Wednesday, November 5, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his sons, Ralph Adams; Jamey (Cheryl) Adams; daughters, Patricia (Orval) Burgess; Ann Adams; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; step-sons, John (Sue) Drummond; step-son, Rob (Nancy) Drummond; step-daughter, Marcia Miller; step son-in-law, Ed Ramsdell; and his brother, Wendell (Ruth)...
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Stephen (Steve) Dean

November 5, 2014

Stephen "Steve" Dean, 51, passed away Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Steve graduated from Elmhurst High School. Later he worked as an Outside Sales Rep. with Bostwick Braun Co. for several years. He was a Board member of the Christmas Bureau. Steve was a family man that was especially fond of his grandchildren. He also enjoyed fishing, camping, and telling stories. Surviving...
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Marilyn Delight Swathwood

November 5, 2014

Marilyn Delight Swathwood, 86, passed away November 5, 2014. Marilyn is survived by her daughters, Sharen Swathwood (Dr. Jim Green); Linda (Anthony) Vergara; sister, Gloria McGill; 5 grandchildren, Jennifer (Judson) Padgett; Julie Stasko (Matt Toler); Lisa Stasko; Adam Stasko; and Michael Swathwood; 5 great grandchildren, Kaitlynn, Ryan, Brody, Kellan, and Ella; and several nieces and...
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N. Elaine Hopple

November 5, 2014

N. Elaine Hopple, 77, passed away Wednesday, November 5, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Los Angeles, CA, Elaine worked as a court reporter and legal secretary for 25 years, retiring in1988. Surviving are her husband, James Hopple of Fort Wayne; daughter, Charlotte (Ron) Shafer of Corruna, IN; son, CJ Skinner of SC; son, Russell Skinner of Terre Haute, IN; son, David Suter of Pickerington, OH; ...
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Reginald H. McMahan

November 4, 2014

Reginald H. McMahan, 82, passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at his home. Reginald was a devoted and loving husband and father. Surviving are his loving wife of 61 years Joan McMahan, children, Dave (Maureen) McMahan of Fort Wayne, Richard McMahan of Woodburn, Deborah (Bruce Aulick) McMahan of Fort Wayne, grandchildren, Devon, Rhea, and Caitlyn McMahan, and three great-grandchildren....
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Nina (Jo) Heck

November 4, 2014

Nina "Jo" Heck, 72, passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her sons, Jeff (Christine) Heck; and Scott (Carrie) Heck; daughter, Kelly (Paul) Martin; 5 grandchildren Deric, Nic, Zac, Abbie, and Jack; 1 great-grandson, Bo; and brother, Dennis Parker. Jo was preceded in death by her husband Ted Heck, 2 grandchildren Joey and Dailie; father, Paul Jones; and her mother...
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Marilyn Rose Jensen

November 4, 2014

Marilyn Rose Jensen, 78, passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Marilyn loved to serve her family as a homemaker and care giver. She was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Nils Jensen of Fort Wayne; children, Franklin (Bernice) Reavis of Port Deposit, MD; Michael Reavis of Mesa, AZ; Ellen (Gary) Kaufman of Goshen...
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Najee S. Slade

November 3, 2014

Najee S. Slade of Indiana departed this life on November 3, 2014. Calling will be held Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 5pm-7pm at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave. Mr. Slade will rest in peace in New jersey.
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E. Oliver (Al) Fitzwater, Jr.

November 3, 2014

E. Oliver "Al" Fitzwater Jr, 73, passed away Monday, November 3, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Oliver was the owner of Fitzwater and Sons Hauling. He was a US Army Vietnam veteran and a Purple Heart recipient. Oliver was a member of the Golden Knights, the 101st and 82nd Airborne Associations -- Michigan Chapter as well as the American Legion Post 82 and...
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Cheri L. Dinnen

November 3, 2014

Cheri L. Dinnen, 67, passed away Monday, November 3, 2014, at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Cheri was a retired salesperson with Fred Toenges Shoes & Pedorthics. Surviving are her son, Christopher Weaver of Fort Wayne; sister, Carol Dinnen of Fort Wayne; aunt, Maureen Dinnen of Ft. Lauderdale; aunt, Mary Dinnen of Ft. Lauderdale; many cousins and friends. Cheri was preceded in...
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Suzanne Calkins

November 3, 2014

Suzanne Calkins , 81, passed away Monday, November 3, 2014 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Suzanne was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed making crafts, knitting, and gardening, but her love was her family and grandchildren. Surviving are her children, Greg (Katie) Calkins of Fort Wayne, Ken Calkins of Jeffersonville, Theresa Ladig, Sherry ...
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Donna J. (Coon) Ellis

November 3, 2014

Donna J. (Coon) Ellis, 83, passed away Monday, November 3, 2014. Surviving are her sons, Steven G. (Barb) Ramsey and Terry D. (Lisa) Ellis; daughters, Sandra R. Ramsey and Tanna L. (Dan) Gillig; 6 grandchildren; and nieces, Patricia McDonaugh and Carmen McKeehan. Donna was preceded in death by her husband, D. Norman Ellis; parents, Guy D. Coon and Guytanna Omspaugh; and sister, Virginia...
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Robert "Bob" Bryson

February 17, 1917 - November 1, 2014

Robert C. Bryson, born Eccles, WV, Feb. 12, 1917; died Nov. 1, 2014 after a long illness. Veteran, World War II, and graduate, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, lived in Ft. Wayne, 1954 until death. Predeceased by wife, Anamae Ballard, and son, the Rev. James Lawson. Survived by son, Neil (Nancee), daughter, Elaine Siegel (Ted Yasuda), daughter-in-law Rebecca Lawson; grandsons Peter, Scott,...
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Joan Stoller

November 1, 2014

Longtime Ft. Wayne resident, Joan Stoller, passed away on November 1, 2014. She is survived by her sons, Steven and Neil Stoller; daughter-in-law, Margie Stoller; grandchildren, David Stoller, Laura Wonsik, and Brian Stoller; great-grandchild, Ellie Grace Wonsik; sisters, Maxine Koester and Imogene Glass; and brother Alan Gudeman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Stoller; her...
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Iris (Jackie) Wylie

November 1, 2014

Iris "Jackie" Wylie, 93, passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in London, England, Jackie served as one of the first female officers in the Royal Air Force during WWII as a Radio Operator. She was a member of the British Commonwealth Club. Later she retired from Hardware Wholesalers, (Do It Best Corp.). She was an avid reader, singer, and a...
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Olga S. Baloski

November 1, 2014

Olga S. Baloski , 84, passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014 at in Fort Wayne; born in V. Leskoec, Macedona. Surviving are her sons, Lupcho Baloski and Vangel (Lupka) Baloski both of Ft Wayne, and Boro (Lubinka) Baloski of Crown Point, IN; 5 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church.
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Lorinda (Lorin) Sheppard

October 31, 2014

Lorinda "Lorin" Sheppard, 49, passed away Friday, October 31, 2014, at her residence in Fort Wayne, IN. Lorin graduated from Clawson High School and Adrian College. She earned her Masters and Ph.D. degrees from Michigan State University. Lorin was Director of Instructional Design and Clincal Assistant Professor at Manchester University School of Pharmacy for 3 years. Prior to that, she was...
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Eugene A. Conrad, Jr.

October 31, 2014

Eugene A Conrad Jr., 92, passed away Friday, October 31, 2014 at the Hospice Home of Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Eugene worked as a carpenter for many years, retiring in 1987 . He was a U S Army WW II veteran and Purple Heart Recipient, wounded at the Battle of the Bulge. Surviving are his nephews, Steve (Linda) Conrad and Kevin (Linda) Conrad both of Fort Wayne; nieces, Lisa Conrad...
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David Ralph Courtsal

October 31, 2014

David Ralph Courtsal left this life peaceably in his sleep on the morning of October 31, 2014. David was the son of Fred R. Courtsal and Elaine Anne (Custer) Courtsal, who predeceased him. His siblings include Ruth A. Hall of Union, New Hampshire; Peter D. Courtsal of Los Angeles, California; Paula J. Hill of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; and Lois E. Gibson of Peru, Indiana. Other...
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John Patrick Nolan

March 17, 1938 - October 31, 2014

John Patrick Nolan, 76, passed away Friday, October 31, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Corning, NY, John worked as a Grinder with Wayne Home Equipment for 15 years. He then went on to retire from Meijer in 2003. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church-Fairfield and the Elks and Eagles in Elmira, NY. He was an avid Notre Dame fan, loved nature and...
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Emma Jane Seelig

April 14, 1931 - October 30, 2014

Emma Jane Seelig, 83, passed away Thursday, October 30, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Emma worked as a grinder with Wayne Burners for 18 years. She attended Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church. Emma will be remembered as a "good and faithful servent" Surviving are her husband, William Seelig of Fort Wayne; sons, John (Dawn) Seelig of Fort Wayne; Joe (Cheryl) Seelig of Greenfield...
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Jack F. Bishop, Jr.

October 29, 2014

Jack F. Bishop Jr., 58, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Born in Chattanooga, TN, Jack was a foreman with R & C Fence. He was a member of Laborers International Union. Jack enjoyed classic cars and trucks, country music, playing his guitar, and loved his family. Surviving are his wife, Pamela Bishop; son, Shawn Bishop; daughter, Dawn Hooten; children by marriage, Richard (Danielle)...
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Margaret M. Evans

October 29, 2014

Margaret M. Evans, 89, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Bluffton, IN, Margaret worked for GE as a payroll secretary for 28 years before retiring. She was a member of the GE Elex and Quarter Century Club. Some of her hobbies included, gardening and bowling. She was a non stop worker and took passion in her work. Surviving are her sons,...
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Marjorie L. (Nicodemus) Keesler

October 28, 2014

Marjorie L. (Nicodemus) Keesler, 64, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Decatur, IN, Marjorie worked as a cook with Waffle House for many years. She loved her birds, flowers, cooking and had a real passion for her animals. Surviving are her son, Michael Nicodemus; daughter, Michelle Fey of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Daysha,...
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Jett E. Monnier

October 28, 2014

Jett E. Monnier, 89, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at her residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Jett worked as a mail clerk with Midwestern United Life Insurance Company for 25 years, retiring in 1988. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Surviving are her daughter, Ann A. (Jim) Wilson of Decatur; son, Gregory A. (Liz) Monnier of South Bend; son, Cary L. Monnier of...
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James J. Houlihan, Sr.

October 28, 2014

James J. Houlihan, Sr., 91, of Ft. Wayne, died peacefully at home in the early morning October 28 with his bride of 64 years holding his hand. He was born on the Fourth of July, 1923 to Joseph E. & Margaret (Palmer) Houlihan. A graduate of St. Patrick's then Central Catholic HS he later served our country as an Army Air Corp Sergeant in WWII. Upon discharge, he graduated from IU Bloomington ...
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William J. McCray

October 28, 2014

William J. McCray , 63, passed away October 28, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Rd.
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Jesse R. Martin

October 28, 2014

Jesse R. Martin, 62, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Centerville, AL, Jesse honorably served his country as a member of the US Marines. Surviving are his son, Marcus Martin, Jr. of Fort Wayne; sister, Lorene Martin-Carr of Fort Wayne; brother, Howard F. (Estella) Martin, Sr. of South Bend, IN; brother, Charles A. (Robin) Martin of Fort Wayne; sister, Ethel D. Martin...
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Martha Denise Wilson

October 27, 2014

Martha Denise Wilson, 60, passed away Monday, October 27, 2014. Surviving are her daughter, Rhonda Horton of Indianapolis, IN; son, Lavon Riley, Jr. of Cincinnati, OH; son, Sean (Tina) Riley of Fort Wayne; son, Marlon Riley of Fort Wayne; son, Forrest Willson of Louisville, KY; 13 grandchildren; 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Martha was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar Mason and Carolyn...
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Joseph (Joe) Rivas

October 27, 2014

Joseph "Joe" Rivas, 56, passed away Monday, October 27, 2014, at his home in Fort Wayne. Joe was born on September 25, 1958 in Chippewa Falls, WI. Joe served his country in the Navy from 1977 thru 1981 and again from 1985 thru 1989. He met his wife Florina in California and married her on May 21, 1988. He had been working at Diester as a welder for the past 7 years. He had a great passion...
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Evan Jordan McMillen

October 27, 2014

Infant Evan Jordan McMillen, was born in heaven, Monday, October 27, 2014 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. Evan is survived by his proud parents, Brandi and Sean McMillen, maternal grandparents, Gary and Lisa Knepper, paternal grandparents, Mike and Beth McMillen, uncles, Patrick (Jill), Kevin (Jennifer), Marc (Adaline) McMillen and seven cousins, great-grandparents Patricia Knepper, Helen...
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Roderick B. Dillon

October 27, 2014

Roderick B. Dillon , 66, passed away at home, Monday, October 27, 2014. Born in Lebanon, IN, Roderick worked as a tool designer with Dana for 38 years, retiring in 2013 and was an inventor with 5 patents. He was a member of the Dana golf league and enjoyed playing golf, working in the yard and driving his corvette. Surviving are his wife of 39 years, Susan M Dillon; sons, Dr. Todd (Chassity)...
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Richard O. Saxton

October 27, 2014

Richard O. Saxton , 90, passed away October 27, 2014 at University Park Nursing Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Rd.
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Cammie Sue Walburn

October 26, 2014

Cammie Sue Walburn, 39, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014 at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Fort Wayne, Cammie graduated from Homestead High School and Indiana University. Later she worked as an Accountant and Controller for several companies including Envelope Service Company and Progressive Design. She loved to cook and travel and was also a talented artist. Surviving...
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Norman L. (Stormin Norman) Mundt

October 26, 2014

Norman L. "Stormin Norman" Mundt, 70, went to be with Jesus on Sunday, October 26, 2014. Surviving are his wife, Judy Morrisson Mundt; and daughter, Dawn Underhile; sister, Darlene Wallace; kitties, Beamer, Smokey, and Putt Putt; grand fur babies, Hailey Rose, Hannah, Heidi, Cody, Cassidy, Candy, and Carter; and Nancy Maly, who he thought of as a daughter. Norman was preceded in death by his...
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Carl N. Edwards

November 11, 1929 - October 26, 2014

Carl N. Edwards, 84, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014, at Coventry Meadows LLC in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Carl was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Greyhound Bus Lines and then went to work for Summit Coach/Excellent Adventures. He was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and the Lions Club. He was an avid guitar player. Surviving are his son, Brady J. ...
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Harry Waggoner, Jr.

October 26, 2014

Harry Waggoner Jr., 91, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014 at his home in Grabill. Born in Indianapolis, IN, Harry served as a 2nd Lieutenant and B-17 pilot in World War II as a member of the 490th bomber group in the USAF. After returning to the states, Harry worked at General Electric as a systems programmer before retiring in 1985. He was a member of Leo United Methodist Church, and...
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Judith Ann Ternet

October 25, 2014

Judith Ann Ternet, 72, passed away Saturday, October 25, 2014 at her home. Born in Fort Wayne, Judith was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She held many jobs throughout her life, but being a full time mom was her favorite. She was a member of VFW Post 857 and American Legion Post 157. Judith was an avid bowler, and enjoyed sewing. Surviving are her children, Sandra Bailey, Marcus Ternet,...
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Elaine Davidson

October 24, 2014

Elaine Davidson, 67, passed away Friday, October 24, 2014, at her residence in Fort Wayne. Born in New Castle, PA, Elaine was a account specialist with NAVL/Sirva for 29 years. Surviving are her husband, Jim Davidson; son, Ty (Vanessa) Davidson; daughter, Erica Davidson; granddaughter, Sloane Davidson, all of Fort Wayne; brother, David (Cindy) Fleeger of Warren; sister, Beth Anderson of Hillard...
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Thelma M. Croteau

October 23, 2014

Thelma M. Croteau , 90, passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014 at St. Anne Home, Fort Wayne, where she had resided for the past five years. Born in Columbus, Ohio, to Willard and Bertha Lerch Browning, Thelma moved to Ft. Wayne in 1945, on her marriage . She had worked at LS Ayers and the Ft. Wayne Credit Bureau. Thelma was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Memorials may be made...
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Mary M. Dillon

October 22, 2014

Mary M. Dillon , 79, passed away October 22, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Charles E. Didion

October 22, 2014

Charles E. Didion, 77, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Surviving are his wife, Anna S. Didion; daughter, Vicki Jo Didion; son, Charles E. Didion, Jr.; son, Michael E. Cravens; son, Michael E. (Karen) Didion; daughter, Teresa D. (Ritt) Poling; daughter, Sandra S. (Greg) Hege; daughter, Lisa A. (Tim) Carpenter; 25 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; brother, James D. (Pat)...
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Phyllis Ann Peters

October 22, 2014

Phyllis Ann Peters, 77, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Lafayette, IN, Phyllis worked as a Truck Driver with Magnavox for 19 years and ITT Aerospace, retiring in 2011. She enjoyed ceramics, crocheting, traveling, bird watching, and camping on motorcycles and was a member of the Goldwing Roadriders Association "GWRRA". Surviving are her son,...
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Doris F. Kumfer

October 22, 2014

Doris F. Kumfer, 90, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Paulding County, OH, Doris worked as a inspector with GTE for 25 years, retiring in 1986. Surviving are her daughter, Jan (Tom) Jones of Fort Wayne; step-son, Dan (Cheryl) Kumfer of Fort Wayne; step-daughters, Konnie (George) Lutz of Columbia City, IN; and Debby (Rich) Buhr of Leo, IN; and many grandchildren...
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Dorothy A. Michaels

October 21, 2014

Dorothy A. Michaels , 73, passed away October 21, 2014 at Genesis Healthcare. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Boun Neneoudone

October 21, 2014

Boun Neneoudone, 95, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Born in Thailand, Boun was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her son, Phaytoune Neneoudone of Laos; daughter, Thonegphoun Neneoudone of Laos; daughters, Dawn Neneoudone and Louney Sepasert, both of Fort Wayne; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. Boun was preceded in death by her husband, Bounchanh...
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David Warrick

October 21, 2014

David L. Warrick, 62, went to his heavenly home Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at his residence. Born in Fort Wayne, David was a painter. Surviving are his brother, William Warrick of New Haven; uncle & aunt, Dale & Gloria Rigdon of Warsaw; aunt, LaDonna Warrick; cousins, Becky Chemerenko of Yoder and Ted Cameron of Fort Wayne. David was preceded in death by parents, Billie and Ruth (Cameron)...
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Kathleen Moore

October 21, 2014

Kathleen "Kay" R. Moore, 90, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Manhattan, NY, Kay worked as an accounting clerk with Indiana Bank for 30 years, retiring in 1993. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, the American Institute of Banking, and a past president of the Towne House resident council. She was very proud of her...
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Erma Caley

October 21, 2014

Erma L. (Spear) Eagleson Caley, 90, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville. Born in Columbia City, IN, Erma was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was the owner of Caley Canvas for six years. Erma loved music, playing the organ, fishing, golfing, photography, and genealogy. She loved her family and cherished her grandchildren. She was a member...
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Patricia J. Jenkins

October 20, 2014

Patricia J Jenkins , 65, passed away Monday, October 20, 2014 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Toledo, OH, Patricia was the Chief Operating Officer with Lutheran Medical Group for the past 3 years, and was with AFMC for 18 years prior. She was the Past President of the Indiana Medical Group Managers Association, and was certified with the American College of Medical Practice Executives,...
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Rose Ann Leffers

October 20, 2014

Rose Ann Leffers, 86, passed away Monday, October 20, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Spencerville, Rose was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and it's Rosary Society. Surviving are her son, Stephen (Karen Lou) Leffers of Fort Wayne; daughter, Robin (Stuart) Berning of Mason, OH; son, John (Lita) Leffers of Indianapolis; son, Kurt (Karen Sue) Leffers of Fort Wayne; son,...
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Thomas (Ted) Brase

October 20, 2014

Thomas "Ted" Brase , 85, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2014 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN, Thomas worked as a Mill Hand for several years and retired from Slater Steel formerly Joslen Steel. He served in the US Army, was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church, American Legion Post 499 and United Steel Workers Union. He enjoyed rebuilding tractors, ...
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Dyle Lee Hughes

October 19, 2014

Dyle Lee Hughes, 71, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 at his home. He had many accomplishments including retiring from Zollners after 30 years, the longest running Union Steward in Zollner history, an Auctioneer for 40 years, used car dealer with multiple car lots for 28 years, board of directors for Salvation Army, served in the Army, member of ABATE for 29 years. He loved being a...
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