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Dorothy Woodruff Eidson

February 21, 2018

Dorothy Woodruff Eidson, 95, passed peacefully at Woodview Healthcare Center, Fort Wayne, IN on February 21, 2018. She was born on June 5, 1922 in St. Charles, Kentucky daughter of the late Dinsmore (Dee) Woodruff and the late Ruby (Stringfield) Woodruff. Dorothy was a homemaker and also worked at Shane Uniforms Co., in Evansville, Indiana and Wayne Home Equipment in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She...
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Mary Louise Kumfer

February 21, 2018

Mary Louise Kumfer, 94, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Edward Franklin and Minnie Delilah Taylor. Mary attended South Side HS with the class of 1939. She was blessed by a loving family, of four generations, which she absolutely loved, She was a longtime member of Most Precious Blood Catholic...
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Irma A. Idrogo

February 20, 2018

Irma A. Idrogo, 78, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Born in Laredo, TX, Irma was a very loving, happy mother and grandmother. Surviving are her son, Martin (Leticia) Idrogo of Grand Prairie, TX, son, Candido (Sara E. Sarabia) Idrogo III of Laredo, TX, daughter, Leticia (J. Bidal) Valenciano of Fort Wayne, IN, brother, Alfonzo (Janie) Arizola of Rockton, IL, sister, Celia A. Godina of...
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Alfred A. Billian

February 20, 2018

Alfred A. Billian, Jr., 97, of Fort Wayne passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. He joined his wife, Mickey, to whom he was married for 63 happy years. He was born in Bound Brook, N.J. to Elsie and Alfred Billian. During WWII he served 4 years with the Army Air Force Base unit in Bartow, FL as the crew chief for the P-51 mustang airplane. He started college at Rutgers University and following...
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Roy D. Crum

February 20, 2018

Roy D. Crum, 102, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, he was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church and served honorably in the U.S. Army in WWII. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, and Mizpah Shrine. Roy was an avid golfer, he will be greatly missed. Surviving are his son, Clayton (Pam) Crum of Fort...
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John W. Bendele

February 19, 2018

John W. Bendele, 66, passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, John was the founder and co-owner of AJ's Bar and Grille. He served his country as a member of the US Army 82nd Airborne Unit. Surviving are his son, John Bendele II of Fort Pierce, FL; daughters, Crystal (Jeremy) High of Fort Wayne; and Annalizia Alberson-Bendele of Fort Wayne; 3 grandchildren,...
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Alan R. Oser

February 19, 2018

Alan R Oser, 53, passed away peacefully, February 19, 2018 at his home in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Donald A. and Elizabeth J Oser. Alan graduated from Bishop Luers High School in 1985 and earned a degree in culinary arts from Vincennes University. He was the former owner of the Beacon Restaurant in Syracuse, IN. He enjoyed woodworking, music and was an avid...
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Aaron Bracken Hopkins

October 11, 1992 - February 19, 2018

Aaron Bracken Hopkins of Roanoke, IN, 25, passed away February 19, 2018. He was born October 11, 1992, the son of Terry and Gena Hopkins. A 2011 graduate of Huntington North High School, he obtained his Associates Degree from International Business College in 2017. Aaron loved the outdoors, the ocean, the mountains, the woods and foraging for mushrooms of many varieties. When he was younger he...
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Verna R. Kyle

February 19, 2018

Verna R. Kyle, 99, passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 at Ashton Creek Health and Rehab in Ft. Wayne. Born in Valparaiso, IN, Verna worked as a beauty operator in her home until she was 83 years old. She was a member and founding member of North Christian Church. She loved baking and gardening. She enjoyed helping her husband, Erwin, paint the black and white photos he took and developed. She...
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Barabra A. Wright

February 19, 2018

Barabra A. Wright, 78, passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Barabra was the daughter of the late Marion and Ruth Byall. She went to Jefferson Center Elementary School in Whitley County and graduated from North Side High School. She then graduated from Lutheran Hospital School of Radiology. She worked as a X-Ray Technician for...
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F. Joan Johnson

August 13, 1931 - February 18, 2018

F. Joan Johnson departed this world Sunday, February 18th, to once again be with her loving husband of 66 years, Richard whom she had buried only 5 weeks previously. One daughter commented, "It is sweet to imagine them dancing together again, as they loved to do for so many years." Born, August 13, 1931, in Danville, West Virginia, Joan had the strength, determination and perseverance that...
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F. Joan Johnson

February 18, 2018

F. Joan Johnson departed this world Sunday, February 18th, to once again be with her loving husband of 66 years, Richard whom she had buried only 5 weeks previously. One daughter commented, "It is sweet to imagine them dancing together again, as they loved to do for so many years." Born, August 13, 1931, in Danville, West Virginia, Joan had the strength, determination and perseverance that...
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Irmgard Charlotte Minna (Seele) Barnhart

February 18, 2018

Irmgard Charlotte Minna Barnhart (Seele) joined her Lord and Savior on February 18, 2018, cared for by loving family at home. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the only daughter of Frederick and Sophie (Vogt) Seele. She was preceded to Heaven by her beloved husband, Ronald L. Barnhart and is survived by four children, Ronda (Don) Kissling, Lori (Kirk) Grable of Carmel, IN, Lisa (Tom) Patten, Fred ...
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Bernice A. Mock

February 18, 2018

Bernice A Mock, 79, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018. Born in Wells County on May 6, 1938, she was the daughter of the late William C. and Louise (Kammeyer) Rekeweg. Bernice graduated from South Side High School. She was a member of St. Michael Lutheran Church. She retired from GTE after many years of service. Bernice enjoyed reading, sewing and baking. Surviving are her children,...
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Patricia J. Chrzan

February 18, 2018

Patricia J. Chrzan, 90, passed away February 18, 2018 at Lutheran Life Villages - Pine Valley. She was born on May 11, 1927 in Ridgeville, IN, the daughter of the late Theodore and Wilmina Funk. Patricia was a volunteer for American Red Cross from 1981 to 2011. Surviving are her children, Casey Chrzan, and Barry (Linda) Chrzan; grandchildren, Jacob (Carissa), Bailey, Zachary, and Madeline Chrzan;...
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Norman L. Schatzman

February 16, 2018

Norman L. Schatzman , 78, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. He was born in Cincinnati, OH. Norman worked for Schaab Metals for 26 years retiring in 2005. He loved to use his hands in making anything out of wood, metal and was an all around handyman. He loved to be called "Stormin Norman." Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Schatzman, Ft Wayne; sons...
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Paul Eugene Underwood

September 15, 1931 - February 16, 2018

Paul Eugene Underwood, 86, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on September 15, 1931, the son of the late Harry and Blanche Underwood. Paul was a 1953 graduate of Indiana University where he played baseball. He was voted most valuable player for the 1953 season and was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds. Rather than playing MLB, Paul served in the US Air Force and...
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Paul Eugene Underwood

September 15, 1931 - February 16, 2018

Paul Eugene Underwood, 86, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on September 15, 1931, the son of the late Harry and Blanche Underwood. Paul was a 1953 graduate of Indiana University where he played baseball. He was voted most valuable player for the 1953 season and was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds. Rather than playing MLB, Paul served in the US Air Force and...
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John "Dave" Schultz

February 16, 2018

JOHN D. "DAVE" SCHULTZ, CW3 (Ret.), 82, passed away on Friday, Feb.16, 2018. Born in Decatur, IL, and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Dave was a 1953 graduate of Belmont High School. He enjoyed traveling the world for 22 ½ years with the United States Army during which time he earned an associate degree from Purdue University, Fort Wayne, in 1960, and a bachelor's degree from the University of...
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Harvey Cochren

February 15, 2018

Harvey Cochren, 63, passed away February 15, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. Arrangements by Mungovan Simple Cremations & Funerals, 2114 S. Calhoun St.
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Dorothy M. Crosbie

February 15, 2018

Dorothy M. Crosbie, 96, passed away on February 15, 2018. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on April 29, 1921, the daughter of the late Walter and Sophia Gerdom. Dorothy was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. She enjoyed volunteering at Lutheran Hospital in her spare time. Her hobbies included playing cards, knitting, gardening and reading. She is survived by her daughter, Jan (Rod) Peterson...
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Paula Louise Girdner

February 14, 2018

Paula Louise Girdner, 71, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018 in Fort Wayne. She graduated from South Side HS in 1965. Paula worked for Lutheran Hospital and FWCS for many years. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church. She is survived by her mother Mildred A Jewell, sisters, Dianna (Mike) Pape, Susan Jewell, A. Michelle Merchant and 9 nieces and nephews. Paula was preceded in...
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Dixie I. Gaudette

February 14, 2018

Dixie I. Gaudette, 91, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Heritage Park Health Care Center. Born in Saint Louis, Missouri, Dixie was the daughter of the late J. Herman and Inez Willis. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Dixie enjoyed to crochet and was an avid fan of the Tin Caps. Surviving are her children, Thomas (Peggy) Hall of Valrico, FL, Darlene (Donald) Mayes,...
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David P. Miller

February 14, 2018

David P Miller , 72, passed away February 14, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Rd.
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E. Auline Nyberg

February 13, 2018

E. Auline Nyberg, 84, passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at her home in Fort Wayne. She was born in Flushing, OH, to the late John and Ruth Marie Fisher. Auline graduated from Harlan HS in 1952 and earned her nursing degree at Parkview School of Nursing in 1955. She worked as a R.N. at Parkview Hospital for 20 years and the Townehouse Retirement Center for 32 years, retiring in 2008. She...
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Richard W. Hess

February 13, 2018

Richard W. Hess, 86, ended his long battle with Parkinson's, February 13, 2018 and is finally at peace in the fullness of God's grace. He was born on April 14, 1931 in Fort Wayne, IN, the son of the late Lawrence and Clara Hess. Dick served in the US Army from 1951 to 1953. Dick was the Founder and President of Indiana Fluid Power for 24 years until his retirement in 2000. Dick had many...
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Richard A. Hollinger

February 13, 2018

Richard A. Hollinger, passed away on February 13, 2018. He was born on July 16, 1925, in Butler, IN, the son of the late Ross and Ethel (Krontz) Hollinger. Richard served in the US Navy from 1943 to 1946 and served in the Navy Reserves from 1946 to 1959, and was a Naval Aviator. Richard worked as a production control manager at Magnavox for 43 years until his retirement in 1990. He was a member...
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Harry Allphin, Jr.

February 13, 2018

Harry Allphin Jr., 89 passed away at home on February 13, 2018. He was born in Ryle, KY on December 25, 1928, the son of the late Harry and Daisy Allphin. Harry served in the Air Force from 1947 to 1973 and was honorably discharged as a Senior Master Sargent. Harry was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner. Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Dora Allphin; children Roxanne (John) Crabill and Allan ...
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Donald J Huhn

February 12, 2018

Donald J Huhn of Jackson, Wyoming died February 12, 2018 (age 90) of natural causes. Don was born on November 7, 1927 in Van Wert, Ohio to Joseph Huhn and Elizabeth Stein. After going to one semester of college, Don enlisted with the Navy in 1946. He served his two year enlistment in Chicago where he met his wife Lorraine Young. They were married February 19, 1949 and lived in Chicago for a...
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Eileen Rose Lee

February 12, 2018

Eileen Rose Lee, 74, flew away Monday, February 12, 2018. Born in Chicago, IL, Eileen worked as a data processor in public television and radio. She was a past board member of the Fort Wayne Dance Collective and Sophia's Portico. Eileen was a supporter of musicians and their music in and around Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Dale Bender, loved step- children, Jennifer (Simon LaBozetta)...
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George Kissell

February 12, 2018

George Kissell , 87, passed away Monday, February 12, 2018. Born in Erie, PA. George worked with Iron Workers Local 147. Surviving are his children, Dawn Fahlsing of Wawaka, IN, Tina Fahlsing of Fort Wayne, IN and Greg (Dawn) Kissell of Grove Hill, AL; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. George was preceded in death by parents, Floyd J and Fannie Belle Kissell, wife, Marlene J Kissell,...
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Kathleen D. Riley

February 11, 2018

Kathleen D. Riley, 87, of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018. Kathleen was born in rural Paulding County Ohio to the late Lewis and Susie Davis. She spent her childhood on a farm in Bryan, Ohio with her 4 siblings. Lorna Luegring, Willis, James and Lloyd. Kathleen was a bank-teller in Ft Wayne, until she met Allen Riley and married in 1961 and started their family and was blessed...
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Robert "Bob" Hogge

February 10, 2018

Robert F. "Bob" Hogge, 77, went home to his Lord and Savior and his wife, Mary, on February 10, 2018. He was born on October 15, 1940, in Wheelwright, KY, the son of the late, Mitchell and Maultie (Stacey) Hogge. Growing up in coal camps from Hazard Kentucky to Frog Alley West Virginia, Bob and his siblings lead an adventurous childhood. Through epic ball games, schoolyard "boxing", collecting...
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Jeff Dailey

February 10, 2018

Jeff Dailey, 53, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Van Wert, OH, Jeff worked as a service technician with Stanley Black and Decker for 24 years. He attended Grace Point Church of the Nazarene, and was a past coach with Georgetown Little League. Jeff will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, and a loyal friend. He loved his family and was his son's biggest...
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Barbara C. Gruettert

February 10, 2018

Barbara C. Gruettert, 84, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 at The Hearth at Sycamore Village in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Barbara worked for Lincoln Bank for 10 years, and the admitting office at Parkview Hospital for 18 years, retiring in 1994. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Arcola and the Irish Loners at the church. Surviving are two brothers, Carl ...
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Samuel D. Durnell

February 10, 2018

Samuel D Durnell, 32, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Sam worked as a fork lift operator with Autoliv and in his free time enjoyed art. Surviving are his mother, Rebecca Durnell; his siblings, Natalie (Doug) Sabanski, Madalyn (John) Bost, Amanda Finch, Charles (Deloris) Durnell, and Ty Durnell; and several nieces and nephews. Sam was preceded in...
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Cynthia L. Kaiser

February 10, 2018

Cynthia L. Kaiser, 61, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 in Fort Wayne surrounded by her loving family. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Cynthia worked as a teaching assistant with Fort Wayne Community Schools, retiring in 2011. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Flatrock. Cynthia loved her children and grandchildren. She, day in and day out, lived for her grandchildren. She will be...
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Peggy Jeanne Hughes

February 10, 2018

Peggy Jeanne Hughes, 89, passed away surrounded by her loving family Saturday, February 10, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Peggy was a member and former choir director of Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church. Peggy and her mother created the first preschool at Taylor Chapel. She graduated from North Side High School in 1947. She graduated in 1948 from Patricia Stephens Modeling School. Peggy was...
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James W. Sines

February 9, 2018

James W. Sines, age 81, died February 9, 2018, at his home in Fort Wayne, IN. Jim's professional career spanned over 50 years as a financial executive in the banking, business appraisal and brokerage services in California, Utah and Fort Wayne. Jim was a Sr. Vice President and Trust Officer for Fort Wayne National Bank and President of Sines & Company. He was the son of the late Kenneth and...
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Ronald (Ron) Hensinger

February 9, 2018

Ronald (Ron) Hensinger, 65, peacefully passed away on February 9, 2018, at his home in Big Sandy, Texas. He was born on April 10, 1952 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana to Daniel J. and Dorothy M. (Litchfield) Hensinger. He married Cynthia (Cindy) S. Arnold in 1974. In 1983, Ron moved to Arlington, Texas with his wife and children. He later moved to Big Sandy, Texas in 2002. He was a member of St. Francis of...
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Lucille Lois Feichter

February 9, 2018

Lucille Lois Feichter, age 98, passed away on February 9th, 2018. Daughter of Berl and Marian (Spafford) Bauman, Lucille was born in Napoleon, Ohio and moved to Fort Wayne to study at International Business College. She later worked at the US Draft Board and Feichter, Realtors®. Lucille was known for her kind and loving disposition and often hosted gatherings of family and friends. She was...
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Nancy A. Steffens

February 9, 2018

Nancy A. Steffens, 90, passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Cedarville, Nancy worked as an obstetric technician, unit clerk, and time coder from 1966 to 1993 with Parkview Memorial Hospital. She was previously employed by Indiana Bank Money Order Division. Nancy was a 1945 graduate of Leo High School. She was a lifelong resident of Cedarville,...
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Elaine Sunny Helstrom

November 16, 1929 - February 9, 2018

Elaine "Sunny" Helstrom, 88, passed away peacefully Friday, February 9, 2018 at Visiting Nurses Hospice, Fort Wayne, with loving family and caretakers at her side. Sunny was born in Chicago Ill; the daughter of the late William and Sally Kerbs. She attended Northwestern University. She was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church, a past president of the Civic Theatre Guild and the Junior...
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Niang Nuam Mang

February 8, 2018

Niang Nuam Mang, 71, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018 on Fort Wayne. Born in Phai Tu, Burma, Niang enjoyed serving her family as a homemaker. Surviving are her children, Dimno Thang, Pau Pi, Pau Lun, Pau Thang, Cing Lun Niang, and Thang Hau; 23 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Niang was preceded in death by her son, Mang Tung Lian. Service is 1:00 pm, Saturday, February 17,...
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Richard E. Ostman

February 8, 2018

Richard E. Ostman, 93, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Golden Years Homestead in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Richard worked as an engineer with International Harvester for 35 years, retiring in 1982. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Marcella E Ostman of Fort Wayne; children, Charles (Wynema) Ostman of Garrett, IN, Jane (Ralph) Reppert...
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Mary L. Schneider

February 7, 2018

Mary L. Schneider, 66, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Mary was the daughter of the late Dave and Naomi Adkison. Mary worked for the Fort Wayne Newspapers for many years prior to her working for Sirva where she had been working. Mary was an avid reader, she enjoyed shopping, cherished her dog Katie, and loved her grandchildren. Surviving are her husband,...
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Charles Hood

February 7, 2018

Charles Hood , 58, passed away February 7, 2018. Arrangements by Mungovan Simple Cremations & Funerals, 2114 S. Calhoun St.
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Lawrence (Larry) Murphy

February 6, 2018

Lawrence "Larry" Murphy, 80, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Larry was the son of the late William and Marie Murphy. Larry was a truck driver for many years prior to working at Scotts as a merchandise stocker for ten years prior to retirement. Larry loved to be out in the public and being social. Surviving are his children, Mike (Lacy) Murphy of TX, Brian ...
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Richard Eugene Stoker

February 5, 2018

Richard Eugene Stoker, 60, passed away Monday, February 5, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne. Richard worked with Iron Workers Local 147 for 40 years. Surviving are his caregivers, Shari Love of Fort Wayne and Regina Rivas, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Richard was preceded in death by parents Eva JoAnn Stoker and Richard Albert Stoker, sister, Linda Sue Arthur, brother-in-law Ronnie Arthur....
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Marlene Gearhart Allison

February 5, 2018

Marlene (Gearhart) Allison, 80, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Marlene was born on September 25, 1937 in Huntington, Indiana to the late George C. Gearhart and Leah (Divelbiss) Gearhart. She was a graduate of the Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in 1958 and worked for several years at Lutheran Hospital. In 1971, she began work as a Public Health Nurse at the Allen...
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Mary E. Jones

February 4, 2018

Mary E. Jones, 89, passed away at Summit City Nursing Home, on February 4, 2018. She was born on May 7, 1928 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the daughter of the late Luther and Mary B. Hardy. Mary graduated from Central High School. She worked as at CNA at the VA hospital, where she retired from after over 20 years of service. Mary's hobbies included aquariums and aquatics and she enjoyed raising fish...
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Luella Clements

February 4, 2018

Luella Clements, 94, passed away on February 4, 2018. She was born on August 5, 1923 in Fort Wayne, IN the daughter of the late John and Ida (Freuchtenicht) Hartman. Luella kept herself busy by raising her children and being involved with their many activities. Luella was a member of Concordia Lutheran church, and an avid bridge player. She still enjoyed playing card games until the very end. In...
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Nicholas Naume Guretis

February 4, 2018

Nicholas Naume Guretis, 86, passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018 peacefully at home, surrounded by his family. Nicholas was born in Bapchor, Greece on September 7, 1931 to the late Louie and Sophia Guretis. Nick came to Fort Wayne in 1950, and served in the Army during the Korean War from 52-1954. He married his wife, Velma Mitsopoulos on July of 1957. He worked with Toscos Construction Co., till...
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Gregory S. Schmitt, M.D., F.A.C.S.

February 4, 2018

Gregory S. Schmitt M.D., F.A.C.S., 63, passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Woodstock, IL, Greg retired as a Cardiac Surgeon with Parkview Hospital. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Greg and his family moved to Fort Wayne in 1989 after completing his fellowship at St. Louis University. He attended Bradley University, Peoria,...
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Scott J. Peters

February 3, 2018

Scott J. Peters, 52, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Signature Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Media, PA. Scott has been a resident of Fort Wayne since 1976. He was an innocent soul with an amazing smile and now is at peace with his Lord and Savior. Surviving are his parents Fredus "Pete" III and Sally Peters, of Fort Wayne, IN; sister, Elizabeth Peters of Washington, DC; brothers...
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Dorothy L. Kissinger

February 3, 2018

Dorothy L Kissinger, 90, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018 in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne, to the late Clarence and Viola Anderson. Dorothy worked in customer service with JC Penney for 25 years, and later pursued a career at Lincoln Financial until she was 82 years old. After retirement she was passionate about volunteering at Lutheran Hospital. Dorothy was a member of the...
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Margaret Jehl

February 3, 2018

Margaret Bougher Jehl, 87 went home to be with Jesus on February 3, 2018. Loving wife and partner in business of the late Tom Jehl (2006), the couple was involved in the betterment of the Fort Wayne community, behind the scenes in such projects as the Lifetime Sports Academy, St Francis football, Memorial Baseball Stadium, and the Fort Wayne Parks Department. Margaret lived in the same house for...
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Mildred (Middy) (Clark, Link) Billman

February 2, 2018

MILDRED "MIDDY" (CLARK, LINK) BILLMAN, 98, of Fort Wayne, passed away on February 2, 2018. Middy was born on July 19, 1919 to Raymond S. and Blanche D. Jones Sisson, in Decker, Indiana. She attended both Indiana and Purdue Universities. Over the years, she worked as a nurse for Dr. Maurice Glock, and later at the U.S. Post Office. Middy was one of the "good ones", truly kind, caring, and...
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Nancy Rae Hickle Gaff

February 2, 2018

Nancy Rae Hickle Gaff , 68, passed away Friday, February 2, 2018. Born in Huntington, IN, Nancy enjoyed drinking Pepsi and loved living life to the fullest. Surviving are her children, Bob Hickle, Bill Hickle, and Kimberley Jacobs, 13 grandchildren brothers, Keith, Kenneth,Gary, Ronald, and Stephen Eller . Nancy was preceded in death by spouse, Robert Eugene Hickle Sr., parents, Hildegard...
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David R. (Dick) Hollingsworth

February 2, 2018

David R. "Dick" Hollingsworth, 91, passed away Friday, February 2, 2018, at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Mansfield, OH, on October 22, 1926, he graduated from Mansfield Sr. High School, earned his Bachelor's degree from Wooster College, and his Master's degree in Chemistry from The Ohio State University. Dick served in the US Army Air Corps from 1944-1945. He went...
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Sandra J. McAlkich

February 1, 2018

Sandra J. McAlkich, 73, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Houtzdale, PA, to the late Herman and Minty Smeal. Sandra graduated from Moshannon Valley HS in 1962 and earned her accounting degree from Indiana University. She was a self-employed accountant for several years. Sandra and her husband William had accomplished her bucket list of spending at least...
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Eileen V. Gross

February 1, 2018

Eileen V. Gross, 85, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Blue Island, IL, Eileen worked at National Acceptance Cooperation for several years where she served as Vice President. Surviving are her sister, Rosalie Barhydt of Huntertown, IN, and many nieces and nephews. Eileen was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Rose Gross; siblings, Frank Gross Jr., Marie...
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Arnold R. (Bob) Sprunger

February 1, 2018

Arnold R. "Bob" Sprunger, 87, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Bob worked for Harvester for over 20 years. He was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Bob served his country as a member of the US Army during the Korean War, and a member of the American Legion Post 241. Surviving are his brother, Jack Sprunger of Leesburg, IN; niece and...
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Glen O. Hamilton

February 1, 2018

Glen O. Hamilton, 89, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Glen was the son of the late Merle and Edna Hamilton. Glen attended Ben Davis High School but was forced to drop out to support his family after his father was injured and unable to work. Many folks told him that he would never amount to anything if he did not graduate. Those words were motivation for...
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Jacob D. Sanders

January 31, 2018

Jacob D. Sanders, 23, passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Jacob attended Wayne High School and worked as a tire tech with Tire Barn Warehouse. Jacob enjoyed racing go-karts at Baerfield Speedway and loved his animals. Surviving are his father, Darryl Sanders of KY; mother, Krista Omspaugh and father Randy Omspaugh; siblings, Danielle (Josh) Tracey, Joshua (Jessica)...
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James L. Williams

January 31, 2018

James L. Williams, 71, passed away on January 31, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on March 28, 1946, the son of the late Porter and Frances Williams. James was in the US Navy from 1963 to 1969. He worked at General Electric as a Specialty Transformer Coil Winder for 32 years until his retirement in 1997. Upon his retirement he became quite the cook and enjoyed having dinner ready and on the...
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Sally Ann Libey

January 30, 2018

Sally Ann Libey, 86, passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018 in Portage, MI. Born in Buffalo, NY, Sally worked as a teacher prior to marrying her husband, John Libey who preceded her death. Sally was proud of her role as a Navy wife and caring for her family as a homemaker. She enjoyed arts and crafts, playing and watching tennis, and spending time at her home in Florida each winter. Surviving...
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Michelle Anne Snyder

January 30, 2018

Michelle Anne Snyder, 41, passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Born in Flushing , New York, Michelle enjoyed watching television, listening to music, coloring books, walking, and photography. Surviving are her mother, Sandra Kay Bennett of Indianapolis; fiancee, Brian Humphrey of Fort Wayne; children, Jason Snyder, Zoe Shanks both of Fort Wayne; siblings April (Donny Sanders) Gray, Dawn...
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Jacob Marc Irven

January 30, 2018

Jacob Marc Irven, 16, passed away January 30, 2018. He was born on December 10, 2001. Jacob attended Northrop High School, and enjoyed music. Jacob is survived by his mom and dad, Jeff and Julie Harper; grandparents, Curt and Rhonda Irven, and John and Judy Harper. Jacob was loved by his many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral service will be held at 10:30AM on Saturday, February 3,...
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Mary Ann Sheets

January 30, 2018

Mary Ann Sheets, 85, of Roanoke died Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at 6:25 a.m. at The Heritage of Huntington. She was born on April 22, 1932 to the late Henry and Marie Rose. Mrs. Sheets was a graduate of Union City High School, Union City, Michigan. She retired from Royal Lace Packaging in 1982. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 160 in Roanoke, IN. She attended The Chapel in...
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Rita D. Sundstrom

January 30, 2018

Rita D. Sundstrom, 65, passed away January 30, 2018. She was born on September 5, 1952 in Auburn, IN, the daughter of the late Willis and Diana Engle. She married Leon Sundstrom on May 12, 1980 and shared 35 years of marriage together before his passing. Rita attended Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing and was a practicing nurse for over 25 years. She enjoyed collecting stamps, studying...
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Julie C. Hosler

January 29, 2018

Julie C. Hosler, 50, passed away Monday, January 29, 2018 at the IU Medical Center in Indianapolis. Born in the United Kingdom, Julie has been a resident of Fort Wayne for 18 years. Julie loved playing bingo, collecting ink pens and spending time with her family. Surviving are children, Gary ( Heather) Apps, Jade Heather, Krystal Heather, Gemma Apps, brothers, Andrew, Paul and David Fitzer....
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Scott A. Price

January 29, 2018

Scott A. Price, 58, passed away Monday, January 29, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, he was a graduate of Snyder High School. Scott worked as a painter with several local companies. Surviving are his mother, Judith (Stephen) Glassley of Fort Wayne. Scott was preceded in death by his father, William Price. Memorials may be made to the Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control. To sign the online...
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Arlene K. Smith

January 29, 2018

Arlene K Smith, age 51, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on Monday January 29, 2018. Arlene was born February 20, 1966 in Fort Wayne, IN to Marclyn "Tootie" Filler and Arlin Filler. Arlene enjoyed gardening and roaming flea markets. She took great joy in spoiling her numerous nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed. Arlene is survived by her husband of 27 years, Kevin Smith; mother...
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Karla Kay May

January 28, 2018

Karla Kay May, 58, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Karla completed her Bachelor's degree from Milligan College. She began her career as a teacher with Beardstown Christian Academy in Beardstown, IL, later becoming the principal. In 1998, she moved back to Fort Wayne and served as the Director of Children's Ministry at Christ's Church Fort Wayne. Most...
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Maxine S. Krantz

January 28, 2018

Maxine S. Krantz, 88, passed away on January 28, 2018. She was born in Allenwood, PA on March 21, 1929, the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Sherwood. Maxine's beloved dog, Ricky was her very best friend. Surviving are her children; Cynthia Clevenger, and Sandra (Tom) Scott; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; siblings, Eleanor (Carson) Wagner, Ed (Thelma) Sherwood, and Jason (Renee)...
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Oren B. Huffer

January 27, 2018

Oren B. Huffer, 93, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. He was born in Muncie, IN to the late Claude and Ellen (Holmes) Huffer and has been a Ft Wayne resident since the 1950's. Oren worked as a registrar with Indiana Tech, retiring in 1986. He was a member of First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 296, Ball State...
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Norman R. Schnabel, Sr.

January 27, 2018

Norman R. Schnabel, Sr., 83, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital. Born in Appleton, WI, Norman was the son of the late Leo and Edith Schnabel. He worked for Baker Manufacturing and was a Police Officer in Evansville, Wisconsin prior to working as an auditor for General Motors for 37 years, until his retirement in 2004. He was a member of Risen Savior Lutheran Church,...
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Virginia Ruth Goodman Roesler

January 27, 2018

Virginia Ruth Goodman Roesler followed the universal path into the next adventure surrounded by family, friends, and cats on January 27, 2018 due to breast cancer in her Fort Wayne Home. The Ishad Upanishads offers "…From fullness, fullness comes, when fullness is taken away from fullness, fullness still remains." Her life was full. She was the daughter of Victor and Maude Pritchard Goodman...
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Iris Mae Knapp

January 27, 2018

Iris Mae Knapp, 92, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Signature Care Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Charley and Mary Kees. Iris graduated from Harlan HS in 1944 and was a lifetime resident of Harlan and Woodburn, IN. She was the secretary for the VP at General Electric from 1944-1948. Iris was a loving and dedicated mother and grandmother and loved to...
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Jack C. Neidrauer

January 27, 2018

JACK C. NEIDRAUER, 84, passed away Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, in Fort Wayne. Born in Buffalo, NY, Jack was a graduate of Silver Creek, NY, High School and Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. He served in the U.S. Army, and worked as an insurance adjuster for Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. for 30 years, then 6 years with K&K Insurance, retiring in 1995. He was a member of Good Shepherd...
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Gloria Esposito

January 26, 2018

Gloria Esposito, 86, passed away Friday, January 26th, 2018 at Park Place Senior Living in Fort Wayne. Born in Norwalk CT, Gloria worked at The Norwalk Hat Co, Norwalk School Cafeteria and MBI (Danbury Mint), retiring in 1992. She enjoyed family, children, her dogs, water/boating, happy hour and her collectables. Gloria had good words of wisdom. Surviving are her daughter, Karen (Tom) Cappadona...
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Randall Havens

January 26, 2018

Randall Havens, 65, passed away Friday, January 26, 2018. Born in Portland, IN. Surviving are the staff of caregivers who so deeply cared and loved Randall. Service is 11:00 am, February 8, 2018 at - Mungovan Simple Memorial Chapel , 2114 South Calhoun Street with calling an hour prior. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. To sign the online guest book, go to www...
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Kirk J. Phillips

January 26, 2018

Kirk J. Phillips, 54, passed away Friday, January 26, 2018 at his home in Fort Wayne, IN. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Kirk gradurated from Snider HS in 1981. He was a member of St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church, Surviving are his daughter, Maria C. Phillips of Tulsa, OK; parents, David and Millie Phillips of Fort Wayne, IN; sisters, Milissa (Robert) Bohlender and Milinda (Rob) Abel both of...
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Michael Gonsior

January 28, 1988 - January 25, 2018

Michael Charles Gonsior, 29, passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 25, 2018. Michael was born on January 28, 1988 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was the second child, and first son of Susan Charlene Kirkpatrick and Marc Kenneth Gonsior. Michael started out early in life with a very caring personality. One of his first loves in life was NASCAR. It was followed by anything to do with NASA and...
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Jack Davis

January 25, 2018

Jack Davis, 91, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 in Rome City, IN. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Jack was a machine tool repairman and an engineer with Harvester for 39 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of Rome City United Methodist Church and served honorably in the United States Army. He loved the lake and fishing. He and his wife Colleen traveled from Newfoundland, Canada to Alaska and...
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Anna E. Music

January 24, 2018

Anna E. Music, 82, passed away January 24, 2018. She was born on November 16, 1935 in Poneto, IN, the daughter of the late Robert Davis and Helen Jackson. Surviving are her sons; Kevin (Rebecca) Oliver and Robert Oliver, Michael (Mary) Peden, Shawn (Tammy) Peden; daughters, Valerie (Wayne) Terhune, Beth (Kevin) King; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Irene Sue Goodman. She was...
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Barbara "Meemo" Wells

January 24, 2018

Barbara "Meemo" Wells, 89, passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018 in Fort Wayne surrounded by the family she adored. Born in Mount Kisco, NY, she graduated from John Jay High School in Katonah, NY. Later she received her degree from the Washington School for Secretaries. Barb worked as an executive assistant with Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation and as a records clerk with the Fort Wayne Police...
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Mary "Patricia" (Kilkelly) Kiester

January 23, 2018

Mary "Patricia" (Kilkelly) Kiester, 93, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Lutheran Life Villages, in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late James J and Mary M. Kilkelly. Mary graduated from Central Catholic HS in 1942. She was the co-owner and office manager of Kiester Plumbing for over 30 years, retiring in 1987. Her memberships included, the American Legion Post ...
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Cleta M. Bowlin

August 26, 1920 - January 23, 2018

Cleta M. Bowlin, 97, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at The Towne House Retirement Center where she had been living in the independent housing for many years. Born in Appleton City, MO, Cleta was the daughter of the late Robert and Essie Bellomy. Cleta was a loving wife, wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and a devoted friend. She married her husband Richard on February...
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Janice A. "Jan" Keller

January 22, 2018

Janice A. "Jan" Keller, 82, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Jan attended Central High School, graduating in 1954. After High School, she worked as an administrative assistant with Livingston, Dildine, & Haynie Law Firm, retiring in 1965 to raise a family. Jan was a lifetime member of the YWCA and founding member of the International Friends Group. Jan...
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Anna Sue Didion

January 22, 2018

Anna Sue Didion, 75, passed away January 22, 2018. She was born in Livingston, TN March 30, 1942 the daughter of the late Terry and Zilpha Buck. Ann worked at Bob Evans for over 20 years. More than anything she loved her grandchildren like they were her own children. In her spare time she enjoyed working out in the yard, growing flowers, traveling, and loved cooking for others. Ann was also known...
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V. Mack Goeglein

January 22, 2018

The Rev. Dr. V. Mack Goeglein passed away on January 22nd, 2018 at the age of 85. Mack will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 43 years, Judy Goeglein, and his children and step-children, Catharine (Mark), Ann (Paul), Joseph (Polly), Magdalena (Jason), Christiana (Josh), Julie, Martha, Carrie, and Tina, as well as his 27 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his...
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Clint Charles McGuire

January 21, 2018

Clint Charles McGuire, 41, passed away on January 21, 2018. He was born on January 10, 1977 in Englewood, Colorado. Clint was a Broncos fan who loved being on the lake and the boat, and taking road trips to various places in the US. Surviving are his wife of 3 years, Abigail McGuire; children, Layne McGuire, Cayleb McGuire, Madilyn McGuire; mother, Jan (Steve) Brady; father Dallas Christlieb Jr.;...
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Heath Ault

January 20, 2018

Heath Ault, 41, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Heath worked as a truck driver for 15 years. Heath enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling. Surviving are his three children, Heath II, Dakota, and Amber all of Fort Wayne; spouse of 10 years, Annette; two fur children, Tank and Buddy; father, Al (Joanne) Springer of Lake Everett,...
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Barbara Ellen Belote

January 20, 2018

Barbara Ellen Belote, 92, went to meet her Lord on the morning of January 20, 2018. She was born on June 3, 1925 in Desloge, MO, to Hubert and Nora Doud. Barbara was a long-time faithful member of Harvester Missionary Church where she served as Missions Board Chairman for many years. She enjoyed arranging flowers making sure the church was decorated appropriately for each season. Barbara stated...
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Nicole M. Hill

January 20, 2018

Nicole M. Hill, 38, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018 at her home in Fort Wayne. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, Nicole graduated from North Side HS in 1998. Surviving are her husband, Rory Hill; mother, Patricia Gilsig, father Donald Rowbotham step-father, Michael Tilbury step-father, Allan Gilsig siblings, Beverly (Adam) Brewster, Marlana (Charles) Jewell,...
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Delores Webb

January 20, 2018

Delores Webb, 87, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Delores worked with Hall's Hollywood Restaurant for over 40 years. Surviving are her children, Kenneth Webb of Cedar Rapids, IA, Charlette Bontempo of Fort Wayne, Clifford Webb of Fort Wayne, and step-son, Edward Webb of Columbia City, IN; 7 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; and 5 great...
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Juliene Spade

January 19, 2018

Juliene Spade, 29, passed away Friday, January 19, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Iloilo City, Philippines, Juliene worked as a nurse with St. Joseph Hospital for 6 years. Juliene brought joy to people, just by entering a room. She was a loving wife who enjoyed adventures with her husband, seafoods, and white sand beaches. She was passionate about Jesus, nutrition, and creative cooking. Surviving...
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Terry L. Kindsvatter

January 19, 2018

Terry L. Kindsvatter, 68, passed away January 19, 2018. He was born in Steubenville, OH on March 22, 1949, the son of the late George and Helen Kindsvatter. Terry attended Ohio University for some time before joining the Air Force where he served for 6 years. Upon his return from the Air Force, Terry began to work at the Air National Guard in Fort Wayne as an Airplane Mechanic. In his spare time,...
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