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Patricia J. Webb

August 16, 1952 - October 19, 2017

Patricia J. Webb, 65, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Sendai, Japan, Patricia worked for the Xerox Corporation and most recently the Allen County Retinal Surgeons for 15 years. She was an active participant of the Fort Wayne Youth Hockey Association. Surviving are her husband, Michael Webb of Fort Wayne; sons, Neil (Crystal) Webb of Columbia City, IN; and Dan ...
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Edmund "Ed" Daniels

October 19, 2017

Edmund "Ed" Royce Daniels, 87, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at The Cedars in Leo. Born in Munising, MI, Ed worked as a supervisor with Nipsco for 36+ years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of the American Legion Post 499 Masonic Lodge, Huntertown, life member of Scottish Rite Free Masonry, USS Pittsburgh Association, and US Navy Cruiser Association. Ed was a Korean War Navy Veteran on...
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Ed Alberding

October 18, 2017

Edward Alberding, 81, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Ed worked as the Vice President/Sales Manager with National Oil and Gas for 55 years. Ed was a graduate of Central Catholic High School. He was a member of Knights of Columbus of Fort Wayne and St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church. Ed loved fishing and playing golf. He was an avid Chicago sports fan....
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Rose M. Wallace

October 18, 2017

Rose M. Wallace, 79, went to be with the Lord on October 18, 2017. Rose was born February 10, 1938 in Telluride, Colorado to John Sheldon and Ruth Chitwood Sheldon. Rose grew up in Columbus, KS and Miami, OK. She married James Newton in 1960 who preceded her in death in 2011. During her lifetime Rose was dedicated to the work of her church wherever she lived, recently serving many years as choir...
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Victor J. "Vic" Sockrider

November 23, 1949 - October 17, 2017

Victor J. "Vic" Sockrider, 67, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Born in Auburn, Indiana, Vic was the son of the late George and Margaret Sockrider. Vic graduated from DeKalb High School and attended Ball State University prior to getting drafted in the U.S. Army. Vic was the General Manager of Georgetown Bowl for 38 years, and was currently employed by Qubica AMF. During his career, he was...
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Frederick "Fred" H. Fritcha

October 17, 2017

Frederick "Fred" H. Fritcha, 64, passed away on October 17, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN of February 11, 1953, the son of the late Orville and Patricia Fritcha. Fred was a 1971 graduate of Concordia High School, and went on to serve in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged as a Sargent. He worked for the United States Postal Service for 22 years before retiring....
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Jeanne Webb Hooper

October 17, 2017

Jeanne Webb Hooper, 71, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Miller's at Oak Pointe in Columbia City. Born in Fort Wayne, Jeanne enjoyed knitting and making baby blankets. Surviving are her husband, Donald J. Hooper of Columbia City, IN; sisters, Velma J. Godsey and Rebecca S. (Randy) Owens of Rome City, IN. Jeanne was preceded in death by father, Leonard Webb; mother, Jeannette Webb; son,...
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Nancy L. Pommer

September 6, 1935 - October 16, 2017

Nancy L. Pommer, 82, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Edgerton, OH, to the late Chester A and Marie Metz.. Nancy attended Edgerton HS and later earn a nursing degree. She retired from Parkview Memorial Hospital with 20 years of service. Surviving are her sons, Randal E Pommer, Scott M Pommer, Todd M Pommer all of Fort Wayne, IN 8 grandchildren, 12 great...
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Bernadine (Beanie) Guebard

October 16, 2017

Bernadine "Beanie" Guebard, 94, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 at Coventry Meadows LLC in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Beanie worked as a secretary with The City of Fort Wayne for 34 years. She was a member of South Wayne United Methodist Church and Calvary United Methodist Church. She volunteered at Covington Manor for 25 years. Beanie enjoyed gardening and loved flowers. Surviving are...
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Mark Allen Linville

October 15, 2017

Mark Allen Linville, 58, of Fort Wayne slipped into the arms of Jesus Sunday, October 15, 2017, at St. Joseph Hospital. Mark was born May 10, 1959 in Indianapolis to the late Horace F. Linville and Imogene (Wood) Linville. He graduated from Carmel High School in 1977 where he was a very good athlete. He earned his bachelors degree in fine arts from Ball State University in 1982. On August 4,...
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Karen Davis

October 15, 2017

Karen Davis, 75, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Kingston at Dupont in Fort Wayne. Born in Rensselaer, IN, Karen worked as a secretary with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 25 years, retiring in 2006. She was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Society, through Our lady of Good Hope, and a volunteer and senior games coordinator with Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation. Karen was a passionate...
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Mary E. Jansen

October 15, 2017

Mary E. Jansen, 94, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born on September 1, 1923 in Fort Wayne, IN, Mary was the daughter to the late Bernard and Agnes Jansen. She was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church. She is survived by her 20 loving nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her siblings Geraldine Didier, Bernard Jansen, JoAnne Schimmele, and Jean Jansen...
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Robbie T. Holliday

October 14, 2017

Robbie T. Holliday, 89, passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017. Born in Como, MS, Robbie was the daughter of the late Willie and Bertha Townsend. Robbie was a nursing assistant with Courtland Rehabilitation Center for over 20 years prior to her retirement. She enjoyed being outdoors working in her yard. She also enjoyed knitting, sewing, cooking, but most of all spending time with her family....
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Jason A. Sekulovski

October 13, 2017

Jason A. Sekulovski, 35, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017 in Fort Wayne, IN. Born September 6, 1982 in Fort Wayne, Jason worked as a car salesman with several local car dealers. He was a member of St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church. Surviving are his parents, Risto and Gordana Sekulovski of Fort Wayne; brother, Richard Sekulovski of Chicago, IL; sister, Jennifer Sekulovski of Fort...
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Sharon Colbert

October 13, 2017

Sharon Colbert, 71, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Sharon was the daughter of the late Henry Verseput and Nelva Verseput who survives. She worked for Concordia Theological Seminary for several years prior to her retirement. Sharon enjoyed sewing, cross stitch, spending time with her family and going to their school activities. She also loved animals. ...
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John (Jack) W. Pranger

October 13, 2017

John "Jack" W. Pranger, 84, passed away Friday, October 13 2017 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, IN. He was a Navy Veteran in the Korean War. Surviving are his son, James Edward Pranger of Budapest, Hungary; daughter, Jackie E. Pranger, son, John W. Pranger, Jr. both of Fort Wayne, IN; 7 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Private services were held. Arrangements by D.O McComb and Sons Funeral...
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Virginia (Ginny) Jacobs

October 13, 2017

Virginia "Ginny" Jacobs, 92, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Virginia worked with Magnavox for18 years, retiring in 1983. She was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her three daughters, Judy (Leo) Herendeen of Fort Wayne; Janet (Martin Scott) Yager of Fort Wayne, and Joan Scott of Milford, IN; 7 grandchildren; and 13 great...
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Ronald (Ron) Bernard Walden

October 13, 2017

Ronald "Ron" Bernard Walden, 73, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, he was a graduate of Elmhurst High School class of 1962. Ron was a retiree from the Fort Wayne Fire Department having held many ranks throughout his career. He was a District Chief and Chief of the Fire Prevention Bureau. Ron also served as President of the Firefighters Union IAFF Local 124...
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R. Dean Hall

October 13, 2017

R. Dean Hall died late in the early morning of October 13th. He was 91. Dean was born in May of 1926, in Daleville, Indiana, a prototypical Hoosier small town very near Anderson. Dean was raised in Daleville, but moved to Anderson where he attended Anderson High School. His father was Linly Hall and mother Pansy Hall. He had two sisters, Delores and Wilmetta, both younger than he. Wilmetta is...
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Ronald L. Rhodes

October 13, 2017

Ronald L. Rhodes, 57, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017 after a long battle with progressive MS. He was born in Fort Wayne, on September 5, 1960, the son of Donald and Dorothy Rhodes. He was a 1978 graduate of Snider High School. Ron was a graduate of Tokheim apprentice program, and also had a degree from Purdue University and Indiana Wesleyan University. He worked with Tokheim for 24 years...
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Judith Gail Adams

October 12, 2017

Judith Gail Adams, 76, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017. She was born in Chicago, IL, on March 27, 1941, the daughter of the late George and Ruth Gossmann. Judith was a graduate of Homewood-Flosmoor High School in Illinois, and a member of Shoaff Park Baptist Church. She was passionate about calligraphy, and also enjoyed knitting and crocheting. More than anything she was a devoted wife and...
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Ira (Gene) Listenberger, Sr.

October 12, 2017

Ira "Gene" Listenberger Sr., 70, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Gene worked as a machinist with GE for 13 years and most recently with Bentler Automotive for 25 years. He was an avid fisherman who loved taking trips to Canada. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Betty Ann Listenberger of Fort Wayne; daughter, Martie (Pat) Simpkins of Columbia City,...
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Ortencia VanHorn

October 11, 2017

Ortencia VanHorn, 74, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Antwerp, OH, Ortencia worked at Zollner Pistons for 39 yrs years, retiring in 2008. She was a member St. Judes Catholic Church, Her hobbies included ceramics, music and dancing. Surviving are her children Roberto (Andrea) VanHorn of AZ; John VanHorn of Auburn, IN; Rachel ...
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Richard E. Roy

October 11, 2017

Richard E. Roy, 91, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN. Born in Fort Wayne, Richard worked as a tool and die maker with Slater Steel for 44 years. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Navy during WWII. He was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church of Fort Wayne and St. Malachy Catholic Church of Brownsburg, IN. Surviving are his son, Bryan ...
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Kathryn J. "Kathy" Smith

January 27, 1976 - October 10, 2017

Kathryn J. "Kathy" Smith, 41, passed into the arms of Jesus Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at home surrounded by her family and cats. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Kathy graduated from North Side High School and earned her bachelor's degree from Indiana University. She was a relationship manager with Lincoln Financial Group for several years. Kathy enjoyed adventures, gardening, her pets, and...
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Audra A. (Baeske) Maywhoor

October 10, 2017

Audra A. (Baeske) Maywhoor, 94, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017. She was born in Trimountain, MI, on April 22, 1923, the daughter of the late Paul and Myrtle Baeske. Audra worked with Lincoln National Life for 34 years, retiring 1983. Surviving are her brother, Melvyn D. (Patricia) Baeske of Fairview Heights, IL; sisters-in-law, Gloria Baeske of Woodburn, IN, and Clarice Baeske of Fort...
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Frank B. Wiedman

October 9, 2017

Frank B. Wiedman, 88, passed away Monday, October 9, 2017 at Genesis Healthcare in New Haven. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Benjamin B and Emily B Wiedman. Frank graduated from Central HS and was a Korean War Navy Veteran. He was a Letter Carrier with U.S. Postal Service for 22 years, retiring in 1989. His memberships included, Hope United Methodist Church, Community Harvest Food Bank....
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Carolyn (Pam) Kille

October 8, 2017

Carolyn "Pam" Kille Fort Wayne, IN – Carolyn "Pam" R. Kille, age 86, passed away surrounded by family on Sunday, October 8, 2017. Carolyn was born in Spencerville, OH on October 23, 1930 and was the daughter of Raymond Ramsey and Bernice (Rapp) Ramsey Jacobs, and the step-daughter of Charles Jacobs. Carolyn graduated from Spencerville High School and attended Ohio Northern University in...
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Carolyn Jones-Browning

October 8, 2017

Carolyn Jones-Browning, 79, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017 in Decatur, IN. Born in Van Wert, OH she was a longtime resident of Fort Wayne. Carolyn worked as a beautician for 50 years and was the owner and operator of Carolyn's Beauty Corner in Rockford, OH and most recently she worked for Fantasy Beauty Salon in Fort Wayne. Carolyn had a love for animals, and enjoyed going to the casino. ...
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Charles A. Wilson, SCB

October 8, 2017

Dr. Charles A. Wilson, SCB, 79, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Bronx, NY, Charles completed his undergraduate work at Long Island University and later earned his Doctorate from the London School of Business. His early experience as a management consultant led him to relocate the family to Fort Wayne, where he owned and operated several small...
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Lynne Doctor

October 7, 2017

Lynne Doctor, 70, passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017. Born in Elizabethton, Tennessee, Lynne was the daughter of the late Floyd and Josie Hardy. Lynne was a very motivated, caring, and creative woman that recently took on responsibilities as Event Coordinator for the Scottish Rite, and she founded Common Ground of Fort Wayne. She enjoyed quilting and sewing, having donated many of her items to...
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Sharon Rose Walden

October 6, 2017

Surrounded by her family, Sharon Rose Walden (Gra), entered eternal life on Friday, October 6, 2017. Her spirit is carried on by her husband of 53 years, Ronald B. Walden, her three children Scott (Shelly) Walden, Gregory Walden, Michelle (Anthony) David; her grandchildren Ashley, Zachary, Alexa and Xavier Walden; Joel, Anthony, Nathaniel and Rylan David. Brothers Robert (Georgeann) Minnick,...
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Aubrey M. Williams

October 6, 2017

Aubrey M. Williams, 86, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, October 6, 2017. Born in Boaz, Alabama, Aubrey was the son of the late Andrew and Elizabeth Williams. Aubrey was a welder and mechanic for International Harvester, American Hoist, Truck Transport Equipment and Lincoln Way International until his retirement. In his youth, Aubrey enjoyed camping, fishing, riding...
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Elmer H. Johnson

October 6, 2017

Elmer H. Johnson, 75, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at Bethlehem Woods Rehab Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Harlan, KY, Elmer worked with Prairie Farms for 20 years, retiring in 2004. He was a 35 year member of Branches of Christ Ministries. Elmer had a strong faith and enjoyed reading his bible. He was a loving husband, dad, and grandfather and will be missed greatly. Surviving are his wife...
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Judith Dick

October 6, 2017

Judith "Judy" Dick, 78, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Milford, IN, Judy enjoyed baking and making candy. She was a loving wife, mother to her two sons, and grandmother, she will be greatly missed. Surviving are her sons, Thomas M. Dick of Warsaw, IN and William (Linda) Dick of Fort Wayne; and grandchildren, Allison, Christian, and Madelynn. Judy was preceded in death...
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William O. Wright

October 5, 2017

William O. "Bill" Wright, 77, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Bill was the son of the late Evan Wright and Mildred Russell. Bill graduated from North Side High School class of 1959. He worked with Tokheim Corp. for 41 years, prior to his retirement. Bill had a hilarious yet corny personality. He loved talking and joking with others on a daily basis. He was a...
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Paul L. Yoquelet

October 5, 2017

Paul L. Yoquelet, 85, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 quietly at his home with family by his side in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Paul worked as a director/treasurer with Cellular 2000 Telephone Company for 15 years and was the owner of Yoquelet's Tavern. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, Paul was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing cards. Surviving are his wife of 60 years,...
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Pauline E. Hatfield

October 4, 2017

Pauline E. Hatfield, 91, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late father, Lawrence H Cochran, and mother, Florence M Hobbs. Pauline graduated from Central HS in 1944. She worked as a baker at Concordia Seminary for several years. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, and volunteered at Parkview Hospital for 18...
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Lisa L. (Riebersal) Moore

October 3, 2017

Lisa L. (Riebersal) Moore, 31, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at her home in South Bend. Born in Fort Wayne, Lisa worked as a nurse at Elkhart General Hospital and Southfield Village Nursing Home in South Bend. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church - West Jefferson. Lisa loved her husband, family, friends, and puppy. She enjoyed quilting and all things Alice in Wonderland. Lisa loved...
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Virgil Norman Potter

October 2, 2017

Virgil Norman Potter , 85, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 at his home in Fort Wayne. Service is 10:00 am, Monday October 9, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with calling one hour prior. Burial in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mungovansimple.com.
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James (Jim) Hall

October 2, 2017

James "Jim" Hall, 85, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Evansport , OH, Jim worked as a design engineer with Dana for 28 years, retiring in 1991. He was a long time member of St. Therese Catholic Church and presently a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Having been born on April 1, Jim had a great sense of humor and was a jokester. He was great at telling...
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Mary Kay Doepker

October 2, 2017

Mary Kay Doepker, 73, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Mary Kay was a member of the fist graduating class of Bishop Luers High School. She worked as a teacher in Fort Wayne for many years, until her retirement. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Mary Kay taught at St. Joseph Hessen Castle, St. Vincent DePaul,...
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Marilyn Kay Evans

October 1, 2017

Marilyn Kay Evans, 77, passed away at St. Anne's Home on Sunday, October 1, 2017. She was born in Burbank, California, on September 22, 1940. Marilyn graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel Academy in Dallas, Texas, in 1958. She worked for a year at the Burroughs Corporation in Dallas before moving to Fort Wayne with her family. She worked at Manavox/Raytheon in Accounts Payable from 1960...
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Paul A. Staller, Jr.

September 30, 2017

Paul A. Staller Jr, 80, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Auburn, PA, August 6, 1937 to the late Paul Adam and Ruth Jasmina Staller. Paul retired as a Project Engineer with Cooper Tire with 30 years of service. He was a member of Parkwood Church of God and served in many capacities with a passion for helping and learning. His hobbies included traveling,...
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Betty Jean Miller

September 30, 2017

Betty Jean Miller , 92, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. She was a life long resident of Ft. Wayne Betty worked for the Allen County Assessor's office. She was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church, and Fraternal Order of the Eagles-New Haven Surviving are her sons, Michael J. (Elizabeth) Miller of Wakefield, Rhode Island, Daniel A. (Kathleen M.) Miller...
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Robert E. Harvey

September 30, 2017

Robert E. Harvey, 71, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his three sisters, Joyce (James) Mitchell, Norma (Warren) Kocher both of Lafayette, IN, and Lou Ann (Almonte) Alexander of Monticello, IN; many nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Laura Harvey; and brother, Alan Dean Harvey. ...
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Douglas (Doug) Ohnesorge

September 30, 2017

Douglas "Doug" Ohnesorge, 54, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017. Born on November 21, 1962 in Fort Wayne, Doug was the son of Dolores M. (Caston) and the late Richard H. Ohnesorge. Doug was a graduate of Paul Harding High School class of 1981, and spent much of his career as a body and fender repairman. Doug enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys, NASCAR, and cooking. Surviving are his...
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Joan M. Early

September 30, 2017

Joan M. Early, 85, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017. She was born in Indianapolis, IN, on March 5, 1932. The daughter of the late Joseph and Alma Megel. Joan worked as a secretary for Eli Lilly in Indianapolis and owned her own business, Joan's Hallmark Card and Gift Center on East State Boulevard in Fort Wayne, IN, for a number of years. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing golf, poker...
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Samuel Allen Richhart

February 4, 2009 - September 29, 2017

Samuel Allen Richhart, 8, was carried to heaven on Friday, September 29, 2017 after a 3 year battle with a rare and aggressive form of leukemia. Samuel's story will be carried on by his loving parents, Barry and Patricia Richhart; siblings, Elizabeth, Anna, Patrick, Abigail, Rachel, Micah and Rose; grandparents, Robert and Mary Richhart; and Richard and Patricia Perko; uncle and aunt, Mark and...
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Gerald (Jerry) Allen Smith

September 29, 2017

Gerald "Jerry" Allen Smith, 57, passed away Friday, September 29, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana Jerry is the son of John Smith and Linda Alles. Jerry graduated from North Side High School. He was an avid Harley Davidson rider and enthusiast. Surviving are his father, John Smith; mother, Linda Alles; daughter, Amiee (Seth) Rossiter; grandson, Felix Rossiter; brothers, Jeffery Smith, David ...
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B. Joan (Jo) Wildermuth

September 29, 2017

B. Joan "Jo" Wildermuth, 89, passed away Friday, September 29, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Jo was a graduate of North Side High School in 1946. She worked as a receptionist with Lincoln Life Insurance for 7 years, Lutheran Hospital for 17 years, and most recently at Trinity English Lutheran Church. She was an active member at Trinity English Lutheran Church where she was...
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Jean Ellis

September 29, 2017

Jean Ellis, 86, passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 6, 1930, the daughter of the late Irven and Esther Harnish. Jean was a 1948 graduate of North Side Highschool. Surviving are her husband of 68 years, William Ellis; children, David (Sue) Ellis and Thomas (Susan) Ellis; 5 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Janice Standiford...
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Joan A. Harris

September 28, 2017

Joan A. Harris, 90, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in South Bend, Joan worked in customer service with K & K Insurance for10 years, and most recently with American Specialty Insurance for 4yrs years, retiring in 1993. Surviving are her son, David (Shirley) Harris of Carmel, IN; daughter, Dr. Brenda (Brian) O'Hara of Fort Wayne; 6 grandchildren, Robert...
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Stanley Freet

September 27, 2017

Stanley Freet, 97, passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Grovertown, IN, Stanley worked as an instrument polisher and inspector with G.C. Conns Instrument Manufacturing Company and with 2 other instrument companies in Elkhart, IN. He joined the Army July 1, 1942 and served along with General Patton during WWII at one time in one of the 5 countries...
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Eric J. Balliet

September 27, 2017

Captain Eric J. Balliet, 41, passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017 during a training session with the Fort Wayne Fire Department. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne. Ericgraduated from Northop High School in 1994 and earned his associates degree from Ivy Tech. Eric was a 19 year veteran with the Fort Wayne Fire Department; a paramedic with Three Rivers Ambulance...
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Emma Louise (Lou) Ahr

February 19, 1925 - September 27, 2017

Emma Louise "Lou" Ahr, 92, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. She was born in Berne, IN on February 19, 1925, the daughter of the late Robert and Zulpha (Allspaw) Riesen. Surviving are her children, Christine (Edmond) Schaefer of Tucson AZ; Sandra (Ronald) Willard of Fortville IN, and Steven (Sue) Ahr of Florence KY; 5 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 5...
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Nancy J. Potter

September 27, 2017

Nancy J. Potter, 85, of Fort Wayne IN passed away on Wednesday, September 27 at Visiting Nurse Hospice and Home. She was born October 4, 1931 in Lafayette, IN of Francis and Bernice (Sayers) Parker. She grew up in West Lafayette, IN. She graduated from West Lafayette High School in 1950 and married Walter Potter in 1952. Nancy worked for Indiana Bank for many years. During retirement Walt and...
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Betty Marie McKinney

September 27, 2017

Betty Marie McKinney nee Hughes, 82, passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Born in Stroh, IN, on July 4, 1935 to Bill and Frankie Hughes, Betty was always a "firecracker". She met the love of her life at the age of 14, "Billy", while working at Millers Ice Cream. They were married April 22, 1955. Betty enjoyed genealogy and her doll collection, but what she loved most was her family,...
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Norma Lavern Routhier

September 27, 2017

Norma Lavern Routhier passed away peacefully on the morning of Wednesday September 27th, 2017. Norma was born in Columbia City, Indiana on March 31st 1929 to Estella and Harry Slater. She grew up around Coesse and Fort Wayne, Indiana. Upon graduating from Coesse High School she worked for many years at Lincoln Life Insurance Company. Soon after WWII she met Ron Routhier and they were married on...
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John R. (Jack) Hile

September 26, 2017

John R. "Jack" Hile, 88, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, John worked with Indiana Michigan Power for 41 years, and most recently he worked with D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home. Jack served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, the Knights of Columbus...
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Richard R. Monn

September 26, 2017

Richard R. Monn, 88, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Richard worked at Fort Wayne National Bank 45 years serving in many different roles, most recently as a Vice President. He was an active member of Concordia Lutheran Church. Richard was a Delegate to the Lutheran Social Services and the Lutheran Foundation, a Salvation Army Board Member, a chairman...
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Jeannetta Ann Parker

September 26, 2017

Jeannetta Ann Parker, 71, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne, IN. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Jeannetta graduated from New Haven HS in 1964. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Jeanetta was a caring, compassionate woman and always put the needs of others first. She was a member of Leo United Methodist Church, prayer...
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Ernest Allen Stahl

September 26, 2017

Ernest Allen Stahl, 69, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017 after battling pancreatic cancer. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN, on March 7, 1948. He enjoyed competition shooting, fishing, spending time outdoors, and traveling out West. He was a Vietnam Veteran serving in the Army. Surviving are his spouse of 45 years, Linda Stahl; mother, Margaret Ann Stahl; sons, Kevin (LeAnne) Stahl, Jeffrey ...
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Richard H. (Dick) Merren, Jr.

September 25, 2017

Richard H. "Dick" Merren Jr., passed away September 25, 2017. Born in La Ceiba, Honduras, Central America on 29 July 1930 to Richard H. Merren Sr and Marina Saravia Merren. Richard graduated from Sam Miguel High School in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. After graduating he came to Fort Wayne, Indiana on September 1948 and attended Indiana Technical College. He served in the U.S. Army...
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Betty G. Campbell

September 25, 2017

Betty G. Campbell, 92, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Betty was a resident of both Fort Wayne and Fremont, IN, where she lived on Long Beach Lake. She worked with General Electric for over 30 years. She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church and Messiah Lutheran Church. Betty was a recipient of the G.E. Quarter Century Club. Surviving are...
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Judith (Judy) A. Evans

September 25, 2017

Judith "Judy" A. Evans, 77, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Judy enjoyed caring for her family as a homemaker. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. Surviving are her husband, Gary Evans of Fort Wayne; son, Thomas (Robbi) Evans of Garrett, IN; 3 grandchildren, Daniel, Elizabeth, and Brittany; and 4 great-grandchildren. Judy was...
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Nadine B. Gardner

September 25, 2017

Nadine B. Gardner, 97, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 in Fort Wayne. She was born in Denver, CO, on July 15, 1920, and raised in Fort Wayne, IN. She was the daughter of the late Frank Doty and Hazel Whitenack. She was a 1938 graduate of South Side High School. She retired from the Kroger Company in 1981. Nadine was an extraordinary wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She enjoyed...
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Larry Lee Ryan

September 24, 2017

Larry Lee Ryan, 63, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Larry worked as a caregiver with several local medical providers in Fort Wayne. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army and was also a member of Dupree Memorial Church of God in Christ. Surviving are his siblings, Sharon Frane, Ronald (Wilma) Ryan, Ellis (Pat) Ryan, James (Peggy)...
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Cynthia Cande Vaughn

April 24, 1953 - September 23, 2017

Cynthia "Cande" Vaughn, 64, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017. Born in Winchester, Indiana, Cande was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Ellen Thomas. Cande earned her bachelors degree in human resources from Harrison College. She was the owner of Hartford City Medical Transportation for many years. Cande loved making beautiful crochet items. Her greatest joy in life was the adoption...
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Judith Ann Hansen

May 22, 1943 - September 22, 2017

JUDITH ANN HANSEN 74, of Ft Wayne, Indiana, passed away peacefully on September 22, 2017. Born in Toledo, Ohio Judith was the daughter of the late Jean and Ralph Mason. Judith was a hairdresser for 30 years in the Toledo area and owner of Curl and Flair beauty salon on Sylvania Avenue. She loved to travel, play golf and go boating and fishing with her loving husband of 45 years, Niels Hansen. ...
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Margaret Sue (Wheeler) Adams

September 22, 2017

Margaret Sue (Wheeler) Adams, 67, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Margaret was the daughter of the late Ollie Wheeler and Minnie Poore. She was a graduate of Central High School. She was a loving wife, mom, and grandma to her family. Margaret worked at GFS for over ten years prior to her retirement. She enjoyed working in her yard gardening, and cooking. ...
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James (Jim) Davis

September 22, 2017

James (Jim) Davis, 78, died Friday, September 22, 2017 at Parkview Heart Institute in Fort Wayne, Indiana after heart bypass surgery. Jim was born in Little Rock, Arkansas October 7, 1938 to the late George and Betty Davis. Jim served in the Army for 3 years as a Traffic Analyst in Germany. He will be buried with Military Honors. Jim worked in the Hotel and Restaurant business in Alabama,...
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Janet M. Long

September 22, 2017

Janet M. Long, 86, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Janet was the daughter of the late George Long and Marguerite Tarr. She was a legal secretary for 20 years, prior to her becoming an elderly care provider which she loved. She faithfully attended church at Roanoke Baptist Church. Janet was an avid walker, and loved her cats. Surviving are her sister-in-law,...
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Kenneth E. Stout

November 2, 1948 - September 22, 2017

Kenneth E. Stout , 68, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Kenneth graduated from South Side HS in 1966. He worked as a Truck Driver and Security officer with Several local companies before retiring. He was a member of Three Rivers Baptist Church, and the Fort Wayne Community Fishing Club. Kenneth enjoyed the outdoors and loved to...
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Nathan W Boothby

March 9, 1979 - September 22, 2017

Nathan "Nate" W. Boothby, 38, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 after a four year battle with cancer. Born in Kokomo, Indiana, Nate was the son of Jack and Ruthanne Boothby. He graduated from Western High School and earned his bachelors degree in Electrical Engineer Technology from Purdue University and his MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. He worked with Navistar for 11 years prior to...
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Thomas E. Bolton

September 22, 2017

Thomas E. Bolton, 82, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in East Chicago, IN, Thomas worked as a engineer with Inland Steel of Gary, IN. He was a member of the local Elks Club. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, bowling, and playing bridge. Surviving are his nephew, Thomas (Ann) Havens of Fort Wayne; niece, Jan (Paul) Farber of Fishers, IN; niece, Susi (Dave) Bezaire of...
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John (Johnny) Phillips Craighead III

September 21, 2017

John "Johnny" Phillips Craighead III, 27, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017. Born in Oregon, OH, Johnny worked as a machinist with Busche Industries. He loved sports and watching football. He was very intelligent, he knew a lot about politics and worldly news and cared much for our earth. He adored his sisters and his nieces. Johnny had a very giving heart and was very generous with...
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Estelle C. Widenhoefer Wick

September 20, 2017

Estelle C. Widenhoefer Wick, 93, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Crookston, MN, Estelle worked as a secretary with Lincoln Life. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 8th Grade Club, Shoaff Park golf league, where she earned her hole in one on the18th hole. Estelle was a golf enthusiast, enjoyed playing board games...
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Steven Charles Redding

September 19, 2017

Steven Charles Redding, 64, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Steven was the son of the late Forest and Jane Redding Sr. He graduated from North Side High School and was on their swim team. Steven was a dynamic salesman that would do anything for his clients. He owned Redding Grocery for many years and most recently was a car salesman with Kelley Chevrolet...
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Eileen R. (Tootie) Shuster

September 18, 2017

Eileen R. "Tootie" Shuster, 96, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 at Coventry Meadows LLC in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, April 18, 1921 to the late John and Helen Vorndran. Eileen retired from General Electric after 40 years of service. She was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and GE Elex Club. Eileen was never afraid of hard work and helped build her own home and...
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Jack V. Bridges

September 18, 2017

Jack V. Bridges, 90, passed away on September 18, 2017 at home. He was born on June 5, 1927 in Dayton, Ohio, the son of the late William and Leona Bridges. Jack served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was recalled for the Korean Conflict as a specialist in communications. His journey in the Navy took him to Northern Ireland where he met and married Annie "Fay" Bridges nee Orr. After the Korean...
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Marguerite (Calkins) Horstmeyer

September 18, 2017

Marguerite (Calkins) Horstmeyer, 93, passed away peacefully, Monday, September 18, 2017, at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. She was born October 1, 1923 in Woodburn, Indiana to the late John and Helen Calkins. She graduated from South Side High School. Following graduation she attended business school. She married the late Arnold H. Horstmeyer on March 8, 1947. Most of her career was spent...
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Laurence (Larry) W. Codding

September 17, 2017

Laurence "Larry" W. Codding, 85, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Signature Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Newark, NJ, Laurence worked as a Real Estate Investor. He was a member of John Chapman Kiwanis. Larry was a graduate of Colgate University, where he received his bachelor's degree in political science. He then served as a captain in the Marines, attended Indiana University and...
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Shawn D. Ambrose, Ph.D.

September 16, 2017

Shawn D. Ambrose, PhD, age 52, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, September 16, 2017 at La Porte Hospital in La Porte, IN. Born and raised in Rochester, PA, Shawn graduated from Rochester High School. He married Melinda LaFollette in 1990, and raised seven children with his sweetheart. He earned 9 years restaurant and retail management experience. Shawn earned a BA in Communications and...
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Bernard D. (Barney) Kimes

September 16, 2017

Bernard D. "Barney" Kimes, 96, of Fort Wayne, passed away on September 16, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. He was born March 31, 1921 in Zanesville, Ohio, the son of the late Charles L. and Viola (Hay) Kimes. He lived most of his life in Spencerville, Indiana prior to joining the Army. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII as a Staff Sergeant from 1942 to 1945 as a...
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Freda M. Shull

September 16, 2017

Freda M. Shull, 96, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Middle Point, OH, Freda worked as a clerk with International Harvester for 30 years, retiring in 1981. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Surviving are her children, Reginald (Diana) Shull, Jr. of Woodburn, IN, Cassandra Hebermehl, and Regina Hahn both of Fort Wayne; daughter-in-law, Laura Shull of...
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Therese L. (Olry) Huttsell

September 15, 2017

Therese L. Huttsell nee Olry, 91, passed away peacefully Friday, September 15, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Faith, SD, Therese worked as a administrative assistant with Orchard Ridge Country Club for 15 years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Her family and friends remember her as the most tender-hearted creation God ever made. She was an elegant, strong,...
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Frank Anthony Palermo

September 15, 2017

Fort Wayne - Beloved brother, uncle, godfather Frank Anthony Palermo, 84, of Fort Wayne, died on September 15, 2017. Mr. Palermo was born February 14, 1933, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to the late Alessandro and Venera (Vastano) Palermo. He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Palermo worked at...
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Adele M. Koontz

September 14, 2017

Adele M. Koontz, 78, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Columbia City, IN, Adele was an executive secretary for various companies and the Veterans Administration for 26 years, along with being co-owner, with her husband Robert, of the Washboard Coin Laundry for 30 years, She also worked at Meijers as a Starbucks Barista for 5 years. She was an avid reader and an...
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Janet M. Meyers

September 14, 2017

Janet M. Meyers, 83, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017 at her home in Fort Wayne. She was born in Girard, OH February 25. 1934, to the late Herbert and Agnes (McCall) Campbell, Janet graduated from Girard HS and started her career at Ohio Bell Phone Company. She was the Advertising Manager for many years at the Weekly Mail newspaper in Chardon, OH. She was a member of Concordia Lutheran...
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Laura F. Smith

September 14, 2017

Laura F. Smith, 95, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017. Born in Pinehurst, GA, Laura was the daughter of the late Major Franklin and Mary McCormick. She worked for Parkview Hospital as an Employment Manager during her 44 year career, retiring in 1999. She was a 61 year charter member of Forest Park United Methodist Church where she was active in many church groups including the Rebecca...
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Diane Kaye (Pelz) Waldrop

September 13, 2017

Diane Kaye (Pelz) Waldrop, 73, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Diane was gifted to this world by her Lord on December 26, 1943. She lived out her faithful service among the people of God at Southwest Lutheran and St. Michael Lutheran churches. The Lord strengthened her trust in His promise through Bible Study fellowship and her service in various small...
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Maxine Troutner Evans

September 13, 2017

Maxine Troutner Evans died September 13, 2017 in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born June 21, 1913 in Blue Creek Township, Adams County, Indiana to Will & Edra Dellinger, and lived to be 104 years old. Maxine was a homemaker until her children were in school. She then returned to work, eventually retiring from the Allen County Clerk's office. Maxine enjoyed dancing at the Senior Dance Club, where she...
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Shirley A. Davis

September 13, 2017

Shirley A. Davis, 82, passed away at her home on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 surrounded by her family in New Haven. Born in Fort Wayne, Shirley enjoyed serving her family as a homemaker. Surviving are her husband, Herbert Davis of New Haven; children, Stephen Davis of Fort Wayne, Scott (Angie) Davis of Leo, IN, and Kimberley (Mark) Shultz of Hoagland, IN; grandchildren, Zachary Shultz,...
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Richard T. Wiley

September 12, 2017

Richard T. Wiley, 89, peacefully passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne IN, the son of the late John and Rose Wiley. After graduating from high school, Richard proudly served with the U.S. Marine Corp. He worked in sales and engineering and retired from Whitley Products in 1990. Surviving are his wife, Jo Ellen Wiley; children Mike (Kathy) Wiley, Janet (Tom)...
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Gottfred (Fritz) Kurzweg

September 12, 2017

Gottfred "Fritz" Kurzweg, 98, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Anamoose, North Dakota, Gottfred worked as an electrician with Lockheed for 50 years. He loved music and his family. He sang bass in many quartets and musical groups. Gottfred was a devout husband and father. Surviving are his daughter, Karleen (Bob) Martin of Fort Wayne; son, Kevin...
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Stephen H. Leacock

September 11, 2017

Stephen H. Leacock , 74, passed away Monday, September 11, 2017 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in St. Paul, MN, Stephen worked as a Systems Engineer with Magnavox which later became Raytheon for 40 years. He retired from Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, AZ. Stephen served his country as a member of the US Navy. Stephen enjoyed animals, fishing, canoeing, gardening, photography, and...
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Norman R. Myers

September 11, 2017

Norman R. Myers, 71, passed away Monday, September 11, 2017. He was born in Decatur, IN on February 20, 1946, the son of the late William and E. Lucile Myers. Norman attended the Ohio State University where he graduated from with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. Norman was the owner of Myers CPA Group in Fort Wayne for over 30 years. He was very involved at the County Line Church of God and was...
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James J. (Jim) Glaser

September 11, 2017

James J. "Jim" Glaser, 78, passed away Monday, September 11, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Jim worked as a firefighter with the City of Fort Wayne for 25 years, retiring in 1988. He was a 1958 graduate of Central Catholic High School. He was a member of St. Joe Athletic Club and 20 year club member - Fort Wayne Firefighters. Jim loved to hunt, fish, golf, play cards, and cook. He...
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Andrew (Bob) Alder

September 11, 2017

Andrew "Bob" Alder, 83, passed away on September 11, 2017 at Parkview Regional Hospital. He was born on September 9, 1934 in Fort Wayne, IN, the son of the late Sara and Robert Bland, and Andrew Alder. Andrew was a graduate of Central High School. He owned Alder Landscaping and retired from International Harvester/Navistar. In his spare time he enjoyed family time, wood working, metal detecting,...
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