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Patricia Lou France

August 16, 2018

Patricia Lou France, 68 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away August 16, 2018. She was retired as a Technician for GE BAE Systems for over 40 years. Pat was a member of E-Lex and loved spending time with her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 12 years, Michael L. France, children, Jeramie, Edward (Kelly), Michael (Katie) Van Gessel, step-children, Todd (Sara) France, Traci (John Paul)...
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Charles S. Butcher

August 15, 2018

Charles S Butcher, 61, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at his home in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, and raised in Carmel, IN. Charly graduated from Carmel HS in 1975. He was a radio announcer and icon with WOWO and WMEE for over 30 yrs. He is known in Fort Wayne for his passion for broadcasting and the community, but to his family he will be remembered most for his...
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Anastasia Katsis

August 15, 2018

Anastasia Katsis, 91 of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away August 15, 2018. Born On March 15, 1927, in Nestorio, Kastoria, Greece, she was a seamstress for Bennet Manufacturing in New Haven, IN for over 24 years. Anastasia was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church where she was a member of Philoptochos. She was very social and loved to spend time with her family and friends. Her...
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Eula E. Howard

August 15, 2018

Eula E. Howard, 93, passed away on August 15, 2018. She was born in Antwerp, OH on July 17, 1925, the daughter of the late J. Weldon and Nola Powell. Eula married John W. Howard on May 30, 1943 and shared 53 years of marriage together before his passing. Eula was a Welcome Wagon Hostess for some time, and also worked for 7 years at the Colony Shop, a ladies clothing store. Surviving are her son,...
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Richard (Dick) C. Michael

August 15, 2018

Richard "Dick" C. Michael, 81, stepped in to Heaven on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Born on February 28, 1937, Dick was the son of the late Gerald Michael and Violet Murray Michael. Dick loved basketball and was a member of the Central Catholic High School basketball team, earning a basketball scholarship to the University of Dayton, where he played for one year. He later attended Marian College...
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Ernest E. Evans, Jr.

August 12, 2018

Ernest E. Evans Jr., 84, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2018 at his home in Fort Wayne, IN. surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Marion, IN, to the late Ernest E and Nellousie Evans Sr. Ernest graduated from Marion High School in 1951, Indiana University in 1955 and IU Law School in1961. He worked at Midwest United Life Insurance Company for 1970-1984 and retired in 1998 as V.P....
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Richard C. (Dick) Fisher

August 11, 2018

Richard C. (Dick) Fisher Nine Decades Young Richard C. (Dick) Fisher was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on May 23, 1928 to the late Clark and Gladys (Phillips) Fisher. He was a graduate of Central High School, a member of Waynedale United Methodist Church and a dedicated member of the Masons, Scottish Rite and Shrine. Dick passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and family on...
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Michael Patrick Kane, Jr.

August 11, 2018

Michael Patrick Kane Jr. 47 and Chrissy Marie (Campagna) Kane, 44, passed away suddenly, Saturday, August 11, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Michael was born in Philadelphia and was raised in Collingdale, PA. He worked in construction. He followed in his father's footsteps, as well as his five uncles, two in the Navy, two in the Army and two in the Marine Corps, and joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was a...
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Christina Marie (Campagna) Kane

August 11, 2018

Michael Patrick Kane Jr. 47 and Christina Marie (Campagna) Kane, 44, passed away suddenly, Saturday, August 11, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Michael was born in Philadelphia and was raised in Collingdale, PA. He worked in construction. He followed in his father's footsteps, as well as his five uncles, two in the Navy, two in the Army and two in the Marine Corps, and joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was...
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George H. Abels

August 11, 2018

George H. Abels, age 91, passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at his residence with his family by his side. He was born on September 24, 1926 in Evanston, Illinois. Mr. Abels served his country honorably with the United States Navy during World War II. In 1950, he graduated from The Ohio State University. The greatest day of his life was when he met Ruth Werling at Bledsoe's Beach Lake...
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Maureen Kearney

August 11, 2018

Maureen Kearney, 66, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, IN. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne. Maureen graduated from Bishop Luers High School and went on to graduate with a bachelor's degree from Indiana University. Maureen had a passion for creating beautiful stained glass pieces and also mastered every other creative art she...
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Josephine M. Kesterke

August 10, 2018

Josephine M. Kesterke, 89, passed away Friday, August 10, 2018 at her home in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Creston, IA, to the late James and Thelma McCann. Josephine moved to Fort Wayne in 1959 and worked as a District Manager with Fort Wayne Newspaper for over 20 years. She was compassionate, kind, generous and a most forgiving person. Josephine was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and...
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Mary Jane Knapp

August 9, 2018

Mary Jane Knapp, 86, passed away August 9,2018. Born in Redfield, SD to Herman and Mary Kleer. She graduated from the University of Michigan as a Registered Nurse and worked in the surrounding communities. Mary Jane was heavily involved as a member of the Trinity Church of the Nazarene. She was a loving, caring and nurturing wife and mother who dedicated her life to her family and her church....
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Brenda Skaggs

August 9, 2018

Brenda Skaggs, 53, passed away on August 9, 2018. She was born in Pensylvania on December 27, 1964, the daughter of the late William and Pauline Harr. Brenda had many passions in life including dolphins, gambling, and her beloved dog, Bear. More than anything Brenda loved her family and friends. Surviving are her children, Gregory (Alissia) Skaggs, and Rebecca Skaggs; and grandchildren, William...
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Thomas Edward Christlieb

August 9, 2018

Thomas Edward Christlieb, of Huntertown passed away on Thursday, August 9, at the age of 84 from cancer. Born in Lapel, Indiana in 1933, He was preceded in death by his father Harry L. Christlieb, mother Rosella Nichols, and two brothers, Larry and Danny Christlieb. A graduate of Northside High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1952 and served in the Korean War. Upon entering...
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Roger K. Gorsuch

August 7, 2018

Roger K. Gorsuch, 81, courageously passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at OSU's Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, due to surgical complications. Roger was born in Churubusco, Indiana. After serving in the Navy Reserves and beginning his career as a GE apprentice, he received an Associate's degree in Business Management. He was a supervisor at Plant Instrument for 10+ years. Roger...
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Willis (Bill) Colburn, Maj., USAF Ret.

August 7, 2018

Willis"Bill" C. Colburn, Major, USAF Retired, 96, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Born in Addison, NY he graduated from Cornell University and spent 25 years in the Air Force before retiring from General Telephone. He served in the Phillipines during World War II and also served in Korea and Vietnam during the war. He ended his service to our country at the Pentagon. He is survived by his...
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Joseph R. Stelmack

August 7, 2018

Joseph R. Stelmack, 56, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Portsmouth, VA, Joseph worked as a software engineer with Raytheon. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a kind and loving person and will be greatly missed. Surviving are his father, John Stelmack of Littleton, NC; mother, Connie (Rick) Kumer of Virginia Beach, VA;...
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Paul D. Waites

August 6, 2018

Paul D. Waites, 72, passed away on August 6, 2018. He was born in Kingsport, TN, on April 18, 1946 the son of the late James Paul and Laura Waites of Warsaw IN. Paul served in the Army until he was honorably discharged in 1968. He worked at Zimmer INC in Quality Control for 28 years until his retirement. Paul was married to Marion E. Poling for 18 years until her passing in 1999. Paul was very...
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Marianne Howard

August 6, 2018

Marianne Howard, 88, entered her heavenly home on Monday, August 6, 2018. Marianne was born to the late Clarence and Lillian Rossell. Marianne married her high school sweetheart, Dean Howard, of Fort Wayne, IN and together they had one daughter, Susan (Mutton). Marianne will be fondly remembered as a loving mother and grandmother. She was always interested in the activities of Susie's family and...
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Betty M. Selzer

August 5, 2018

Betty M. Selzer, 92, of Ft. Wayne, passed away August 5, 2018. Funeral services to be held at a later date.
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John Paul Rader

August 4, 2018

John Paul Rader, passed away peacefully at home on August 4, 2018. He was born in Dekalb, Illinois on December 15, 1956, son of the late William Rader and Henrietta Storer. John attended Lakeland High School. John kept himself busy, mainly driving truck in his working days. John enjoyed fishing, and spending time with his beloved dogs. He was known as an animal lover and a great joke teller....
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Victoria L. McMillen

August 2, 2018

Victoria L. McMillen , 48, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2018. She is survived by her father, Jimmy McMillen of Beaufort, SC, sisters, Karen (Michael) Didion of Huntington, WV, Melinda (Brian) Allfrey of Wexford, PA, Laurie (Kevin) Coggins of Kathleen, GA, brother, James (Mary) McMillen of FL, former spouse, Don Combess of Fort Wayne, IN, and sister at heart, Jennifer Lafferty of Auburn, IN,...
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A. Michael (Mike) Stedge

August 1, 2018

A. Michael "Mike" Stedge, 73 of Fort Wayne, IN went to be with the Lord on August 1, 2018. Mike was Co-Owner of Stedge Plumbing & Heating, Inc. since 1972. He was previously employed by the Trane Corp in Chicago, IL. Mike is survived by his loving wife, Barbara L. (Spierse) Stedge, children, Steven Stedge, Jeffrey (Kari) Stedge, Jonathan (Sarah Endris) Stedge, grandchildren, Brayden, Zachariah,...
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Nicole E. Smith

August 1, 2018

Nicole E Smith, 28, passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at her home in Fort Wayne. She was a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, Nicole graduated from Elmhurst High School in 2008. She was a Loan Advisor with Ace Cash Express for 3 years, Nicole loved to spend time outdoors, hiking at Fox Island and being with her family and friends. Surviving are her father, Carlis "Pete" Smith, Jr. of...
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Franz-Martin (Marty) Peters

August 1, 2018

Franz-Martin (Marty) Peters, 68yrs. old, passed away Wednesday 8/1/18 at Lutheran hospital.Marty was born in Oberbauer, Germany on March 23, 1950. He is the son of Franz-Joseph and Charlotte Peters of Tecklenburg, Germany.Left to honor & remember his love are his wife, Jeanie, of 45yrs. of Westfield, N.Y., his children, grandchildren, Edda Peters Bryant with her husband, Wayne and kids, Madelyn...
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James Ackmann

August 1, 2018

James Ackmann, 87, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Greystone Health and Rehabilitation. Mr. Ackmann was born on April 4, 1931 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to William and Eleanor (Luplow) Ackmann. He graduated from Concordia High School in Wisconsin and continued his education at Concordia Jr. College, Wisconsin and Concordia College River Forest, Illinois. He...
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Elsie Mae (Grimes) Harshman

July 31, 2018

Obituary for Elsie Mae (Grimes) Harshman Elsie Harshman went peacefully to heaven on July 31, 2018 @ Diversicare Providence Retirement Community in Clarksville, IN. She was born in Paulding County, Ohio on February 9, 1923 to the late Frank and Myrta (Adams) Grimes. She was also preceded in death by her husband William Charles Harshman, her brothers Verlin, Robert, Donald, John Grimes and her...
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Pauline Caylor

July 29, 2018

Pauline Caylor, 83, passed away on July 29, 2018 at Ossian Health Care. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 11:00am at Ossian United Methodist Church, 201 West Mill Street, Ossian, Indiana 46777. Memorial donations may be directed to Ossian United Methodist Church or American Cancer Society. To sign the online guest book please visit www.mungovansimple.com
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Dorothy E. Foltz

July 29, 2018

Dorothy E. Foltz, 100, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne. She was born in Lima, OH, to the late Ezra A and Dessie McKinley. Dorothy worked in the office at Bowmar Industries for 26.5 years, and also SW Allen County Schools. She was a member of, TeteSheri #60 and the Mizpah Shrine Horse Patrol. Surviving are her grandchildren, Scott (Kathy) Foltz of Fort...
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Mary Jo Baughman

July 29, 2018

Mary Jo Baughman, 94, passed away on July 29, 2018. She was born in Benton County, Indiana on April 3, 1924, the daughter of the late Edward and Maggie Nichols. She attended International Business College, and spent 43 years of marriage with her late husband, Arthur Baughman. Mary Jo worked at the Charter Place as a bookkeeper for 20 years until her retirement. Mary Jo enjoyed volunteering at...
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Emaline R. Suder

July 29, 2018

Emaline R. Suder, 97, passed away on July 29, 2018. She was born in Meyersdale, PA on December 9, 1920, the daughter of the late Charles and Lydia Saylor. Emaline worked 26 years for Joslyn Stainless Steel/ Slate Steel until her retirement in 1985. Surviving are her children, Frank (Verna) Suder, Mark Suder; Sharon (Stephen) Menefee; 3 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great...
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Anthony Richard Rossi IV

July 28, 2018

Anthony Richard Rossi IV born on July 28, 2018 and passed away a mere 2 hours and 44 minutes later. He is survived by his loving parents, Paige N. (Meriwether) & Anthony Richard Rossi III, his brothers, James Pickering, Preston Grush, sisters, Audriana Rossi, grandparents, Ernie Meriweather, Gail Jackson, Anthony & Shari Rossi, Jr., Christina Whiteley, great grandparents, Charlotte & Anthony...
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James Lester "Jim" Scheil

July 28, 2018

James Lester "Jim" Scheil, age 69, of Fort Wayne passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a graduate of Northside High School in 1967. Jim began a career in mechanical contracting and founded Summit Mechanical, Inc. in 1984. Jim's talents and accomplishments were many, he was a beloved husband, father and grandfather as well as a steadfast and loyal friend...
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Robert L. Coplen

July 27, 2018

Robert L. Coplen, 88, passed away Friday, July 27, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Mr. Coplen was born on August 14, 1929 in Akron, Indiana to Lee V. and Cora (Zimmerman) Coplen. He graduated from Gilead High School in Macy, Indiana. Mr. Coplen served his country honorably during the Korean War with the United States Army. He then continued his education at Tri-State University, where he obtained a...
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Jerry G. Forney

July 27, 2018

Jerry G. Forney, 71 of Northome, MN and formerly of Ft. Wayne, IN passed away unexpectedly on July 27, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on May 27, 1947 to Robert and Billye M. (Phillips) Forney. Jerry worked in Ft. Wayne as a Finance Manager for several automobile dealers. He proudly served his country in the U S Marine Corp. during the Viet Nam War. No matter who Jerry was around, be it...
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Rosemary A. Smith

July 27, 2018

Rosemary A. Smith, 90, of Fort Wayne, slipped quietly into the arms of Jesus at her granddaughter Angie's house, surrounded by her loving family on July 27, 2018. She was the daughter of Fred and Rose Seiler. She was married to her husband, Lyle, for 61 years. He preceded her in death in 2009. Rosemary worked at Hutiners Paris and later for FWCS food service at South Side High School and...
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Dwight E. Kuntz

July 27, 2018

Reverend Dwight E. Kuntz, 72, passed away Friday, July 27, 2018 at Parkview Randallia Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Abilene, KS, Dwight was a Minister in the Church of the United Brethren in Christ for 30 years and retired from the work force in 2007. He was a member of Living Grace Community Church formerly known as Union Chapel United Brethren Church. Dwight's greatest passion was serving the...
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Larry Sizemore

July 27, 2018

Larry Sizemore, 83, passed away Friday, July 27, 2018 at Chapman Place in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Herrin, IL, to the late Neumion and Elsie Sizemore. Lawrence was an accountant and was the Secretary Treasurer with Wayne-Vaughn for 30 years. He enjoyed cooking, entertaining at home, spending time on the front porch and eating at Don Halls Restaurant Original Drive Inn. Lawrence is survived...
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Dorothy "Dotti" Sauer

July 27, 2018

Dorothy "Dotti" Sauer, 93, stopped making new memories Friday, July 27, 2018. Born in Richmond, IN, the daughter of the late Albert Wesley and Georgianna (Doyle) Leavell, Dotti was valedictorian of her 1942 class of Poling High School. Ever ambitious, she ventured to Fort Wayne and attended International Business College. She worked in the accounting departments at Essex Wire and Magnavox before...
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Dennis J. McFeters

July 26, 2018

Dennis J. McFeters, 56 passed away July 26, 2018. Funeral service will be held on Friday, August 17, 2018 at Mungovan Simple 2114 South Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, with calling 1 hour prior.
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Robyn Sue Sheefel

July 26, 2018

Robyn Sue Sheefel, 61, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Atlanta, GA, to the late Gerald and Betty Sheefel. Robyn was a CNA with Lutheran Home and Genesis Nursing Home for 25 years. She enjoyed gardening, working in her yard, drawing and writing poetry. Robyn also was an avid collector of dolphin and owl figurines. Surviving...
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Virginia "Ginne" Christoff

July 26, 2018

Virginia "Ginne" Christoff, age 88, passed away at North Woods Village Thursday, July 26, after a several year experience with dementia. Ginne was a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne. She was a graduate of North Side High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society. She attended Indiana University in Bloomington where she joined the Delta Gamma sorority and obtained her Bachelor's...
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Joan Katherine McKee

July 26, 2018

Joan Katherine McKee, 80, of Fort Wayne, IN & Naples, FL, passed away on July 26, 2018 at 7:34 p.m and will be deeply missed. Joan was born in LaPorte, IN on Dec 20th, 1937 to Clarence & Rosa (Loy) Devereaux. She earned her Masters in Science in Education degree at Indiana State University and retired from teaching Home Ec at Northrop High School. Joan was an avid crafter, reader and red hat...
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Julie M. Young

July 26, 2018

Julie M. Young, age 60, passed away peacefully at her home in Fort Wayne, surrounded by family, on Thursday July 26. Since the day she was born Julie brought people around her together. She had a passion for family, parties, and vacation adventures. She was known by all around her as the one who would organize and plan any function. An avid animal lover, she worked for nearly 30 years at the Fort...
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Beverly Haag-Parkison

July 25, 2018

Beverly Haag-Parkison, 83, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Born in Taunton, MA, Beverly worked at State School for 7 years. Surviving are her son, Richard (Linda) Haag of Leitchfield, KY, daughter, Debra Luttman of Butler, IN, daughter, Tina Rutledge of Fort Wayne, IN, daughter, Beverly (Denver ) Tackett of Avilla, IN, daughter, Teri (Bruce) Butler of Avilla, IN, 11 grandchildren, 20...
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Howard L. McEwen

July 25, 2018

Howard L. McEwen, 72, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Detroit, MI, Howard worked as an X-Ray Technician with GE Medical Systems. He was a graduate from Cody High School and served honorably in the U.S Navy. Howard was a member of the Huntertown Woodworking Club. He enjoyed woodworking and being outdoors kayaking. He was an avid reader and liked mystery novels. He loved...
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James J. (Jim) Harris

July 24, 2018

Dr. James J. (Jim) Harris, 80, long-time resident of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, July 24th at his summer home at Coldwater Lake, Michigan. Jim was born February 18, 1938 in Fort Wayne to John and Mary Elizabeth (Estes) Harris. Jim was a family medicine physician in Fort Wayne for over 40 years with First Care Family Physicians and later Parkview Physicians Group. Jim attended Central High...
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Sandra G. Lambertson

July 24, 2018

Sandra G Lambertson , 60, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at her home in Fort Wayne. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, Sandra graduated from North Side High School in 1976 and was a lifetime alumni. She was an Administrative Assistant with Park Center for 25 years, Sandra was a member of The Journey Free Methodist Church of Fort Wayne, She was an avid reader and...
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Cristobal (Chris) Vasquez

July 24, 2018

Cristobal "Chris" Vasquez, 71, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2018 in his home in Fort Wayne surrounded by his family. Born in Laredo, TX, Chris worked as a manager with Henry's for 38 years. He was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He enjoyed cooking, being outside enjoying a glass of wine, and spending time with family. Surviving are his brothers, Jorge, Juan ...
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Judith A. Mowery

July 23, 2018

Judith A. Mowery, 77, passed away Monday, July 23, 2018 at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Mowery was born on July 14, 1941 in Huntington, IN to Harold and Evelyn (Neuer) Simon. Judith graduated from Huntington Catholic High School. On November 29, 1964, she married Harold P. Mowery. Judith worked as a Factory Worker with General Electric in Decatur, Indiana. She loved her pets and to...
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Frederick (Fred) W. Domrow

July 23, 2018

Frederick (Fred) W. Domrow , 92, Ft. Wayne, passed away Monday, July 23, 2018 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Minonk, Illinois to the late Paul and Minnie (Durre) Domrow, Sr. and grew up in Blue Island, Illinois. Fred served his country during WW II and received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Fred received his Bachelor's degree from Capital University,...
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Rose Marie Cooley

July 23, 2018

Rose Marie Cooley, 89, passed away Monday, July 23, 2018 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Logansport, IN, Rose was a member of the Lutheran church. She enjoyed knitting and loved her dog. She was most passionate about caring and being with her family. She was mom to many and will be greatly missed. Surviving are her children, Dennis L. (Cindy) Cooley of New Haven, Thomas J. (Lea Ann...
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Bonnie B. Guysinger Barton

July 23, 2018

Bonnie B. Guysinger Barton, 94, passed away Monday, July 23, 2018 at her home in Fort Wayne. She was born in Payne, OH to the late Lester and Virginia Guysinger. Bonnie was a loving wife, mother and dedicated home maker. She enjoyed sewing and made most of the clothes for her family. Bonnie also enjoyed bird watching. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed having fun and was an avid...
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Betty J. Failor

July 23, 2018

Betty J. Failor, 97, passed away July 23, 2018. She was the daughter of Ruth C. and Claude B. Jefferies. She was a resident of Heritage Park Nursing Home for the last 2 ½ years. Betty was a graduate from North Side High School, worked at GE and later, she and her husband owned Coliseum Service Center. Betty kept the books, and did the payroll. She was active in boating, water skiing, ballroom...
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Mary Lou Mefferd

July 21, 2018

Mary Lou Mefferd, 82, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Marion, OH, to the late Dale and Mildred Vanderhoff. Mary was a salesperson with The Advertising Company of Fort Wayne for several years, Surviving are her daughter, Michelle (Robert) Wendell of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Skylar Wendell, Lila Wendell; brother, Bob Vanderhoff,...
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Betty L. Foltz

July 21, 2018

Betty L Foltz, went to be with her Lord and savior Jesus on July 21, 2018. She was born in Jamestown, NY, to the late Robert and Velma Parsley. Betty worked at Allied Mills, Union Central, Parkview Hospital admitting and Haley Elementary School for 20 years. Betty and her husband Chuck, foster cared for 20 infants, and both were First Aid certified. She loved animals, murder mysteries and...
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Janet A. Leonard

July 21, 2018

Janet A. Leonard, 98, passed away on July 21, 2018. She was born in Rudolph, OH on November 14, 1919, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Helen Leonard. Janet obtained her Associates Degree from Giffen Junior College in Van Wert, OH. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and worked as a secretary for the Fort Wayne Police Department until her retirement in 1985. Janet was a member...
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Josephine Gieschen

July 21, 2018

Josephine Gieschen, 88, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2018. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Josephine retired from the Fort Wayne Post Office. She was preceded in death by parents, Joseph Stells Wrublewski, husband, Richard G. Gieschen, and son, Richard Gieschen. Entombment at Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to Community Harvest Food Bank and the Fort Wayne Rescue...
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Rory A. Hill

July 21, 2018

Rory A. Hill, 49, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Rory was a graduate of New Haven High School. He enjoyed being outdoors and playing cards. He was an avid Chicago Bears fan and liked to watch NASCAR and WWE Wrestling. Surviving are his father and mother-in-law, Allan and Patricia Gilsig of Fort Wayne; sisters-in-law,...
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Charles W. Bristow

July 21, 2018

Charles W. Bristow, 90, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, Florida. Mr. Bristow was born on July 16, 1928, in Bedford, Iowa to Donald and Clara (Maring) Bristow. Mr. Bristow served his country honorably with the United States Navy during World War II. On January 10, 1950, he married his wife of over 50 years, Barbara J. Martin in Fort Wayne. Charles worked in...
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June M. (Phillips) Davis Hanauer

July 19, 2018

June M. (Phillips) Davis Hanauer, 91, peacefully passed away at home after a hard fought battle with Alzheimer's on July 19, 2018. She was born in Oneida, TN on April 30, 1927, the daughter of the late George and Carrie Phillips. June worked at GenTel until her retirement in 1989. She was a member of Wallen Baptist Church for over 60 years. In her spare time she enjoyed bowling, and collecting...
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Darlene S. Pelz

July 19, 2018

Darlene S. Pelz , 85, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018 at The Cedars in Leo-Cedarville. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, Darlene graduated from North Side HS in 1951 and earned her nursing degree from IPFW 1962. She was a Registered Nurse Practitioner with Dr. Donald S. Ladig for 27 years, and a private duty nurse for 15 years, retiring in 1998. She was a member of, Easter...
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Calvin A. Wolff

July 19, 2018

Calvin A. Wolff, 75, passed away July 19, 2018. He was born on July 25, 1942 in Fort Wayne, IN, the son of the late William and Anita Wolff. Calvin retired from Uniroyal Goodrich after 34 years of employment. He went on to work at Wayne Fasteners for 22 years as a customer service representative. He was a charter member of Praise Lutheran Church, where he served as a church elder and...
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Audrey Renee Gilby

July 18, 2018

Audrey Renee Gilby, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center with her Fiancé, Larry Milton Sr. and Mother, Marsha Gilby at her side. She leaves to cherish her memory, brothers; Anthony Ogunsuji and William Johnson, daughters; Desaray Bradley, DaShyia Gilby, and Willow Ayers, sons; DaShaun Gilby and Darnell Gilby, along with many more family and friends. She...
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Barbara Jane Scrogham

July 18, 2018

Barbara Jane Scrogham, 71, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late W. Robert and Leah Peters Fleming. Barbara graduated from North Side High School in 1964. She was a sales associate in the fabric department at Wal-mart for 29 years. She was a longtime avid member of the Fort Wayne Running Club. Barbara completed 86...
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William Francis Edwards

July 17, 2018

William Francis Edwards, 94 of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away July 17, 2018. He was born on February 26, 1924 to the late Alfred James and Elizabeth (Fields) Edwards in Fort Wayne, IN. William served his country proudly in the U S Navy. He served the Fort Wayne community from 1951-1972 with the Fort Wayne Police Department retiring as a Captain with the Vice and Narcotics Division. He loved...
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Pamela R. Hicks

July 17, 2018

Pamela R. Hicks, 50, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. Pam was born in Kendallville, IN. She's the daughter of Constance E. (Becker) and R. Ray Hicks who survive. Pam was a 1986 graduate of Northrop High School and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church. Pam spent her career in food service. Most recently she worked at McDonald's on Dupont Road. The team she...
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Esther Corbat

July 17, 2018

Esther Corbat, 85, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Winamac, IN, Esther worked as a registered nurse for 50 years, retiring in 2008. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Arcola. She was a graduate of St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing and enjoyed gardening and quilting. Surviving are her children, Steven (Beth) Corbat of...
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Maxine R. Sorg

July 16, 2018

Maxine R. Sorg died peacefully on July 16, 2018 at Brookdale Senior Living in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born on November 6, 1922 to the late Wilma and Albert Sorg. She graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1940 as salutatorian, and worked most of her life at Phillipp's Church Supplies, first at its location on Broadway and later, on Washington Center Road. She enjoyed every day of her long...
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Elsie Mabel Burch

July 16, 2018

Elsie Mabel Burch was called to Heaven on July 16th at 1:38 am. Elsie joined our beautiful world far earlier than expected but quickly showed all those that knew her how strong and full of life and love she was. Elsie was a warrior princess always doing more than the nurses and doctors thought she should. In her short lifetime of 47 days Elsie Mabel brought more love and happiness to her friends...
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Martha (Marty) H. Cohee

July 15, 2018

Martha "Marty" H. Cohee, 87, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Covington Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late William C and Mildred L Berning-Whitacre. She graduated from North Side High School. Martha was a Receptionist at Parkview Hospital for 39 years. She was a long time and faithful member of Faith Lutheran Church in Churubusco...
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Erma M. Goyer

July 15, 2018

Erma M. Goyer, 95, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Erma worked as a teacher with Fort Wayne Community Schools, retiring in 1952. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. Erma was an avid Indiana University sports fan but above all, taking care of her home and family was her passion. She was very family oriented. Surviving are...
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Ronald C. Gaze

July 15, 2018

Ronald C. Gaze, 70, passed away on July 15, 2018. He was born on November 8, 1947 in New Jersey, the son of the late Clifford and Eva Gaze. Ron served in the US Navy. He also attended college through Calvary Temple Church and obtained a pastoral degree. If you ever needed to know anything about the bible, Ron was very knowledgeable about all things relating to God. He loved fishing, golfing,...
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Rose Ann M. (Troolin) Nickel

July 14, 2018

Rose Ann M. (Troolin) Nickel, 92, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Stanchfield, MN, Rose Ann worked as a librarian with Fort Wayne Bible College for 33 years, retiring in 1995. Ted and Rose Ann had also worked in Christian high schools in Elbing, Meade, and Hutchinson, Kansas. She was a loving and devoted homemaker. She was a member of First...
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Rebecca Ann Paulsen

July 14, 2018

Rebecca Ann Paulsen,69, mother, wife, Granny, friend, left us with heavy hearts, on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in Fort Wayne. She was born August 2, 1948, in Louisville, Kentucky and happily raised by the late Elmer and Doris Lankenau, with brothers Larry and Timothy. Her passion in life was being Granny, the beach, her gardens, music, parties, her animals and her family. She was a member and...
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William Wild, Jr.

July 14, 2018

William Wild Jr., 87, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018, peacefully at home in Fort Wayne, IN, surrounded by his family. Born March 24, 1931 in Newark, NJ, he was the son of William and Lina (Weingartner) Wild and grew up in Newark, Irvington and Springfield with his brother Anton and Sister Anna Marie who all preceded him in death. He was married to the love of his life, Christine (Appel),...
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James "Jim" W. Slate

July 14, 2018

James "Jim" W. Slate, 90, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Marshalltown, IA, Jim was a salesman with A.F. Schuermann in Cincinnati, retiring in 1992. He was a member of The Chapel and served honorably in the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Japan in 1947 as part of the Occupation Force and 1st Calvary Division Rifle Team. Jim was also a past Shriner. He...
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Andrew J. Fedock

July 14, 2018

Andrew J. Fedock Sr., 80, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018 at his home in Fort Wayne. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, to the late Joseph and Francis Fedock. Andrew graduated from Charles Evan Hughes HS Brooklyn NY 1955. He was a US Army Veteran during the Korean War. Andrew worked as a Custodian with South West Allen County Schools for 18 years, retiring in 2002. He was a member of St....
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Misty Renee Woltman

July 13, 2018

MISTY RENEE WOLTMAN, 45, of Fort Wayne, Ind. passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 13, 2018. Born on Aug. 13, 1972 in Goshen, Ind., she was a daughter of Marilyn (Caskey) Grant of Fort Wayne and Bernie (Linda) Mullins of Ligonier, Ind., who survive. Misty loved her family and friends, especially her children, Sam and Abbey, being their biggest supporter and life coordinator. Misty loved being...
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Thelma Lorene Gillenwater

July 12, 2018

Thelma Lorene Gillenwater of Fort Wayne, passed away July 12, 2018 at the age of 89. She was born January 4, 1929 to the late Everett and Rosella Harvey. On June 28, 1947, she married Walter Wayne Gillenwater, who preceded her in death in 1995. She is survived by her loving sons, Doug (April) Gillenwater and Mark (Jackie) Gillenwater, both of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren, Shelly (Steve) Bower,...
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Eric Joseph Frye

July 11, 2018

Eric Joseph Frye, 63, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Eric was a graduate of Northside High School. He then attended Fort Wayne Regional Vocational Center. He enjoyed rummaging. He had a fun sense of humor and liked corny movies. Surviving are his half-sisters, Dianna Newport of Warsaw, IN and Shelly Hayes of Fort Wayne;...
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Sandra K. James

July 11, 2018

Sandra K. James, 73, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Parkview Home Health & Hospice in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Sandra owned James Medical for 30 years, retiring in 2007. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Sandra enjoyed watching the Yankees, puzzles, and fishing. She also loved to watch her grandchildren play sports. Sandra liked be surrounded by family and feeding...
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Raymond L. Christ, Jr.

July 11, 2018

Raymond L. Christ Jr., 75, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Huntington, IN, Raymond worked as an outside plant engineer with GTE/Verizon for 39 years. He enjoyed camping, fishing, and being outdoors. Surviving are his wife of 28 years, Shari Christ of Roanoke, IN; daughters, Ann (Frank) Williams of Jacksonville, NC and Amy (Steve) Carney of Fort...
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Edleen Elizabeth Gunn Marczak

July 10, 2018

Edleen Elizabeth Gunn Marczak Died July 10, 2018 in Fort Wayne, IN. Daughter of Bernard and Catherine Ware Gunn born Jan. 29,1924 in Starkville, MS. She lived most of her life in Gilbert, LA where she was a teacher, counselor and life time member of the First Baptist Church. She graduated from Louisiana State Normal College with an A.B. degree in music and from Louisiana State University with...
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Ruth E. Martin

July 10, 2018

Ruth E. Martin, 79, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne,IN surrounded by her family. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late William Herman and Ethel Gottfried. Ruth was an Insurance Agent with AFLAC for 10 years, and also worked at the Scotts Bakery. Surviving are her children, Robin (Scott) Riley of Huntertown, IN; Ronald (Amy) Martin, Jr. of...
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Paul A. Parker

July 10, 2018

Paul A. Parker, 74, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Paul worked at Volkswagen of America for five years until he left to start his own business, Paul's Service Center. He retired from Paul's Service Center in 1988 and then from Tom Kelly in 2007. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Paul loved watching his grandchildren play ball. Cheryl and Paul...
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Dorothy Hutcheson Hogan

July 9, 2018

Dorothy Hutcheson Hogan, age 76, passed away on July 9, 2018. She was born November 14, 1941 in Visalia, Ca. the daughter of the late Arthur and Frances Hutcheson. Dorothy attended St. Mary's College, South Bend, IN earning her degree in Education. She thoroughly enjoyed being a teacher, and especially enjoyed teaching 5th grade at St. Vincent's de Paul Catholic School towards the end of her...
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Harry F. Byers

July 9, 2018

Harry F. Byers, 64, passed away July 9, 2018. He was born in Huntington, Mass on July 21, 1953, the son of the late Robert and Lucille Avery. Harry served in the Army and was a member of The Gloria Di Lutheran Church. He worked at Essex for some time where he met his wife Sue who he spent 24 wonderful years of marriage with. Harry and Sue had the pleasure of driving truck together for several...
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Fred John Huston, Jr.

July 8, 2018

Fred John Huston Jr., 89, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 in Bowling Green, KY. Born in Muskegon, MI, Fred graduated from Michigan Tech. University with his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He worked as a mechanical engineer with International Harvester for 30 years until his retirement. He then moved to North Carolina to work with M.A.N. Truck and Bus Company and Thomas Built...
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Daniel Bruce Mayfield

July 8, 2018

Daniel Bruce Mayfield, 70, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 at his home in Fort Wayne. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN. He was born to the late Fay and Angelina Mayfield. Daniel graduated from North Side High School in 1967 and was a US Army Veteran. He worked at the VA Hospital for 30 years in the dietary department and also for 10 years at St. Anne Retirement Home. ...
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Jill Ranee Kroskie

July 8, 2018

Jill Ranee Kroskie, 49, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at her residence. Ms. Kroskie was born on August 17, 1968, in Fort Wayne, to Ronnie and Helen (Meredith) McCave. She attended Wayne High School. Jill worked for Macy's Napa Auto Parts as a delivery driver. Jill had a great love for animals. She loved to collect hot wheels cars and watch drag races. Jill enjoyed...
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Archie Jackson James

July 8, 2018

Archie Jackson James, 93, of Kingston Residence of Fort Wayne passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord on July 8th 2018. He has joined his beloved wife Imogene, his parents and siblings. He was born April 9, 1925 in Hazel Green Kentucky to Benjamin F. James and Cora Alice (Russell) James. He was the third of ten children including Andy, Everett, Jesse, Rose Patrick, Sarah Rockwell, Dewey, and...
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Mary Ruth Snyder

July 7, 2018

Mary Ruth Snyder, 87, of Indianapolis passed away suddenly and peacefully July 7, 2018 while visiting with family in northern Indiana. She is survived by her brother Arthur Hadley (Jane), her children, Betsy Kachmar (Jeff), Olivia Snyder (Bill Harting), Emily Laugesen (Richard), and Jay Snyder. Also, four grandchildren; Mariah Laugesen, Martin Laugesen, Reverie Snyder, and Jackson Snyder. Mary...
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Georjean Marie Benecke

July 7, 2018

Georjean Marie Benecke , 88, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018 at her residence. Mrs. Benecke was born on November 7, 1929 in Fort Wayne, IN to George and Marie (Schieferstein) Roos. She graduated from Central High School. On July 31, 1948, she married Arnold Benecke in Fort Wayne. Georjean worked as an accountant for Zolner Piston and Lincoln Life. She also was a manager at Memory Lane and...
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Patricia (Thoma) Mallers

July 7, 2018

Patricia (Thoma) Mallers, 79, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Bluffton, IN, Patricia worked as a teacher with Crescent Avenue Weekday School for 20 years, retiring in 1997. She was a graduate of DePauw University where she received her B.A. and Indiana University where she received her M.S. in early childhood education. She was a...
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Phyllis Grace Bruick

July 7, 2018

Phyllis Grace Bruick, 88, passed away on July 7, 2018. She was born in a farm house in Scalp Level, PA near Johnstown, PA on November 18, 1929, the daughter of the late Harry and Maude Meese. She moved with her mother and sister at the age of 10 to Fort Wayne. She met her husband, Bob Bruick at Bells Skating Rink in New Haven, IN. She was a roller skate dancer. Phyllis was a long time member of...
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Carol Ann Logan

July 6, 2018

Carol Ann Logan, 84, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018. The daughter of Mary Lucille Mancini of Connersville, and J. Norbert Cusick of Harrison, Ohio, Carol was part of a happy, extended family residing at 1204 Central, Connersville, an uptown, two-story, grand enough to accommodate Carol's many aunts, uncles and cousins. Carol attended St. Gabriel Catholic School, Connersville High School...
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Josh J. Gentry

July 6, 2018

Josh J. Gentry, 34, passed away peacefully, Friday, July 6, 2018 at his residence surrounded by family. Mr. Gentry was born on September 30, 1983 in Kokomo, IN to John and Susan (Crippes) Gentry. Josh graduated from Homestead High School. He then continued his education as a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and obtained a bachelor degree at Indiana University as well as a Master's degree...
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Donald I. Yeoman

July 5, 2018

Donald I. Yeoman, 92, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fargo, ND, Don was the owner of Don Yeoman Service Center and retired in 1989. He was a member of Trier Ridge Community Church of God. Mildred and Don enjoyed their many years in Florida. Surviving are his beloved wife of 72 years, Mildred P. Yeoman of Fort Wayne; children, Stephen I. (Linda) Yeoman of Fort Wayne,...
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