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June M. (Phillips) Davis Hanauer

July 19, 2018

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

July 19, 2018

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

July 19, 2018

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

July 18, 2018

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

July 17, 2018

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

July 17, 2018

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

July 17, 2018

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

July 16, 2018

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

July 16, 2018

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

July 15, 2018

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

July 15, 2018

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

July 14, 2018

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

July 14, 2018

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

July 14, 2018

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

July 14, 2018

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

July 14, 2018

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

July 13, 2018

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

July 12, 2018

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

July 11, 2018

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

July 11, 2018

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

July 11, 2018

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

July 10, 2018

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

July 10, 2018

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

July 10, 2018

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

July 9, 2018

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

July 9, 2018

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

July 8, 2018

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

July 8, 2018

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

July 8, 2018

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

July 8, 2018

Archie J. James, 93, passed away July 8, 2018 at Kingston Residence. Funeral services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Rd.
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Mary Ruth Snyder

July 7, 2018

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

July 7, 2018

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

July 7, 2018

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

July 7, 2018

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

July 6, 2018

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

July 6, 2018

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

July 5, 2018

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

July 4, 2018

Amanda Martha "Marty" Koerner, 94, passed away on July 4th, 2018. She was born in Dandenong, Victoria, Australia. Marty was the second of 7 children born to Beatrice (Taylor) and Thomas Platt. She met an American servicemen, Ernest Koerner, while he was stationed in Australia and followed him to America to be wed on May 11th, 1947 in New Jersey. The family moved to Fort Wayne around 1952. Marty...
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Gary Allen Evans

July 4, 2018

Gary Allen Evans, 79, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Parkview Randallia. Mr. Evans was born on January 4, 1939 to Ishmael and Irene (Roy) Evans. Gary graduated from Central High School. He served his country honorably with the United States Air National Guard. On January 16, 1960, he married his wife of 58 years, Judith Braun in Fort Wayne. Gary worked for...
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Roberta L. Didion

July 3, 2018

Roberta L. Didion , 87, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne to the late Paul and Louise (Miller) Ladd. Roberta worked as a registered nurse with Parkview Hospital for 25yrs years, retiring in 1978. She was a member of St Judes Catholic Church and the Parkview Alumni. She married Louis "Mick" J. Didion on February 20,...
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John Groganz

July 3, 2018

John Groganz, 90, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018 in Fort Wayne. He was born in Jagodnjak, Yugoslavia to the late Josef and Anna (Potnek) Groganz. John co-owned B & G Electric for 23 years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of the Fort Wayne Sport Club for 66 years. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Betty (Baatz) Groganz; son, John M. (Caren) Groganz of Carmel; daughters, Linda C. ...
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Constance (Connie) (Keck) Shinabarger

July 3, 2018

Constance "Connie" (Keck) Shinabarger, 84, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Kingston at Dupont. Mrs. Shinabarger was born on October 2, 1933 in Alvordton, OH, to Ray and Claudine (Hershiser) Keck. In 1951, she graduated from Alvordton High School and then continued her education at Huntington University. On February 28, 1954, she married James Shinabarger at Olive Branch Church in...
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Debra K. Bashara

July 2, 2018

Debra K. Bashara, age 61, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Bashara was born on June 9, 1957, in Fort Wayne, to the late Lowell Hundley and Patricia (Mills) Sites. Debra was hard working and loved to work. She worked as a plant manager for Sunshine Dry Cleaning in Fort Wayne. Debra loved to shop and enjoyed garage sales. ...
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Jacee R. (Neff) Dauscher

July 1, 2018

Jacee R. (Neff) Dauscher passed away July 1, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ at age 43. She was a graduate Homestead High School. She also obtained a Bachelor's in Nursing from IPFW. Surviving are her husband, Robert Dauscher; children, Hannah Sharif, Anthony Dauscher, Andrew Dauscher, Rachel Daucher; father, Donald Neff; siblings, Amree Wilcox, Bracken Neff, and Cada White. She was preceded in death by her...
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Doris R. Watson

July 1, 2018

Doris R. Watson, 92 of Fort Wayne Indiana passed away July 1, 2018. She was born on October 16, 1926 to the late Eugene and Orpha (Murray) Voirol in Fort Wayne, IN. She was an Assistant Office Administrator for Peter Eckrich & Sons. Doris was a former member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. She is survived by her nephew, John Watson III of Port Orange, Florida, and a sister...
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Charles (Chuck) R. Meckley

July 1, 2018

Charles "Chuck" R. Meckley, 52, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Chuck worked as an automotive service technician with Hire's Auto Parts for 31 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 296, where he was a SAL Sergeant at Arms. Chuck was the best dad and husband in the world. He could fix anything and was a master on the grill. He was very proud to be...
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Kathy F. Burget

July 1, 2018

Kathy F. Burget, 57, went to Heaven on July 1, 2018 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born to the late Irving Davis and Rena Lee on December 16, 1960. She loved to cook. Her favorite thing to bake was cookies. Kathy spent her free time with her family. She loved people and had a heart of gold. Her biggest accomplishment in life was getting her GED when...
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Roanne R. Drerup

June 30, 2018

Roanne R. Drerup, 68, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018 at her home in Roanoke, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Clell G. and Margaret I. Boerger. Roanne graduated from New Haven High School in 1968 and earned her LPN and worked at Parkview Hospital for six years. She later became a teacher's aide at Croninger Elementary School for 19 years, retiring in 2004. She was a member...
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James Donald Wilkins

June 30, 2018

James Donald Wilkins passed away Saturday June 30th in Fort Wayne, IN at the age of 90. James was born in 1927 in Markle Indiana to the late John George Washington Wilkins and Avis Lenor (Householder) Wilkins. He married Marilyn Louise (Baker) Wilkins in Fort Wayne on June 10, 1950. James graduated from Fort Wayne North Side High School in 1945. He joined the U.S Navy later that year as WWII...
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Linda Lou "Luby" (Raquet) Goodman

June 29, 2018

Linda Lou "Luby" (Raquet) Goodman, 74, passed away Friday, June 29, 2018 at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Clayton and Elma "Sissy" Raquet. Linda worked at Von Maur for 13 years, retiring in 2014. Linda was a former member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Linda loved spending time with her family, grandchildren and friends. She was a compassionate and...
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Carsten Emmet Retrum

June 29, 2018

Carsten Emmet Retrum, just three weeks short of his one 100th birthday, died peacefully on Friday, June 29, 2018, at home. Born in Peterson, Minnesota, Carsten enjoyed a happy childhood with his two brothers, Rowland and Fergus, under the watchful eyes of their parents Flora and Obert Retrum. In 1944 Carsten married Anna Jean Davis, the love of his life. They were a loving and caring team for...
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Dorothy R. Gatchell

June 27, 2018

Dorothy R. Gatchell, 88, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Payne, OH, Dorothy was a 1948 high school graduate of Central High School. She was an avid euchre and card game player. She enjoyed going to Wrigley Field in Georgetown to play Texas Hold em'. Surviving are her children, David J. Gatchell of Kokomo, IN, Ronald D. (Tina) Gatchell of Columbia City, IN, Jane L (Mark...
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Winifred Arlene Stantz

June 26, 2018

Winifred Arlene Stantz , 75, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Born in Dayton, OH, Winifred worked as a healthcare provider. Surviving are her children; Sue Ann (Michael) Woodward. Arthur (Di) Schmidt, Larry (Catherine) Schmidt, Geneva (Matthew) Baker, Roy (Lana) Stantz Jr., Sandra (Kevin) Dlabay , Teresa (Jr.) Joseph, Dwayne (Dawn) Stantz, Ronald (Katrina) Stantz, siblings; Deb (Brad) Morris...
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Arlene A. (Neuman) Chronister

June 26, 2018

Arlene A. (Neuman) Chronister, 84, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. She was born in Geneva, OH, to the late Karl and Elsie A Neuman. She graduated from Hoagland High School in 1952. Arlene was as a Secretary with ITT for 32 years, retiring in 1999. She was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church, Arlene was an avid IU basketball fan and enjoyed traveling and...
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Patrick Burns

June 25, 2018

Patrick Burns, 41, passed away Monday, June 25, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Patrick graduated from North Side High School. He proudly served several years in the U.S. Army where he received many medals and commendations including a Purple Heart. Patrick was an avid outdoorsman where he loved to hike and fish. He enjoyed animals, especially his dog, Star. His family said he never met a stranger...
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Marion P. "Pete" Clark

June 24, 2018

Marion P. "Pete" Clark , 92, passed away Sunday, June 24, in Gainesville, GA. Born in Dunkirk, IN, to George A. and Stella H. Clark. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Navy Seabee's. Pete graduated from Indiana University in 1950 and married Iona Fisher from Toronto, Ontario, Canada in January 1964. He was employed at Zollner Piston until his retirement in 1989. After his...
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Marion P. (Pete) Clark

June 24, 2018

Marion P. "Pete" Clark , 92, passed away Sunday, June 24, in Gainesville, GA. Born in Dunkirk, IN, to George A. and Stella H. Clark. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Navy Seabee's. Pete graduated from Indiana University in 1950 and married Iona Fisher from Toronto, Ontario, Canada in January 1964. He was employed at Zollner Piston for 20 until his retirement in 1989. After his...
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Bernadine Ramsey

June 24, 2018

Bernadine Ramsey, 64, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018 in Indianapolis. Born in St. Louis, MO, Bernadine worked as a contractor with Boeing for 30 years and retired from the county of Los Angeles after 15 years of service. She was a member of KRST Community Center in Los Angeles, CA. She enjoyed reading and was an accomplished writer. She loved to be with her family. She was a loving mother and...
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Richard Sutter

June 24, 2018

Richard Sutter, 88, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, IN. Surviving are his extended family Sharon Anderson of Fort Wayne, Aimee Jump of Fort Wayne, IN, Barb Reynolds of New Haven, IN. Service is 10:30 am, June 29, 2018 at - Mungovan Simple with calling an hour prior. Memorials may be made to the Allen County SPCA. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mungovansimple...
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David E. White

June 24, 2018

David E. White, 83, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Covington Manor in Fort Wayne. He was born in Connersville, IN, to the late Richard and Verna White. David worked as a wire drawer with Rea Magnet Wire for 38 years. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching IU basketball, Colts, and attending Tin Caps baseball, where he was honored by throwing out the first pitch of the game. David...
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Michael Allen Lemaster

June 23, 2018

Michael Allen Lemaster, 64, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2018 at his residence in Fort Wayne. Born on March 21, 1954 in Mansfied, Ohio, to the late Elias and Estella (Long) Lemaster. Michael worked as an auto mechanic with Fort Wayne Spring Service for 18 years. Mr. Lemaster served his country with the United States Marines. He loved watching Western films. Michael enjoyed listening to...
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William (Bill) M. Preston

June 23, 2018

William "Bill" M. Preston, 90, went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 23, 2018. He was the son of the late Ray and Fern Preston. He retired from Perfection Biscuit Company after 33 years. Previously he had worked for General Tire in Wabash, IN for ten years. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and served honorably in the U.S. Army. Bill was an avid IU basketball fan and enjoyed...
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Merle W. Long

June 23, 2018

Merle W. Long, 96, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Englewood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Noble County, Indiana on December 24, 1921 to Charles and Emma (Beers) Long. Merle graduated from Cromwell High School in 1940. He then continued his education at International Business College in Fort Wayne where he achieved a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. On...
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Edgar A. Poppy Pelfrey

February 20, 1939 - June 23, 2018

Edgar A. Pelfrey age 79, peacefully passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Carol (Cramer) Pelfrey; daughter, Amy Misner; sons, Brad (Ellen) Pelfrey, Joe (Margaret) Hammons and Jeffrey (Tiffany) Hammons; grandchildren, Paige and Emily Misner, Evan and Grace Hammons, Logan and Prewitt Pelfrey and Megan and Kyle Spray. Ed was...
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Lawrence D. Wehnert

June 22, 2018

Lawrence D. Wehnert, 69, passed away Friday, June 22, 2018 at Coventry Meadows Nursing Facility. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Ralph and Betty (Lauer) Wehnert. Lawrence graduated from Bishop Luers High School and earned a degree from St. Francis University. He worked at International Harvester/Navistar for 40 years, retiring in 2012. He was a member of the McMillen Park Lions Club....
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Ivah M. Longardner

November 15, 1922 - June 21, 2018

Longardner, Ivah M. passed away on Thursday, June 21st, 2018. She was born in Chariton, Iowa on November 15, 1922 to John and Paschal Parry. Soon after, the family moved to Ottumwa, Iowa where she attended schools graduating from Ottumwa High School in 1940. She was employed by the telephone company until moving to Fort Wayne in 1943 where she worked for the Indiana State Highway Division. She...
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Margaret E. Anderson

June 21, 2018

Margaret E Anderson, 70, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Huntington, IN. Margaret retired from Verizon after 12 years. She was a Union Steward for IBEW Local 723. Surviving are her daughter, Missy (Randall) May of Knoxville, TN, daughter, Shawn Anderson of Upland, IN, son, Jason (Amanda) Anderson of Roanoke, IN, siblings, Dave (Karin) Wyatt of Montpelier, IN, Ray (Jo)...
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Mary E. Mauricio-Morris

June 20, 2018

Mary E. Mauricio-Morris, 60, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, on June 29, 1957 to Leon and Mary (Rivera) Mauricio. Mary worked as a factory worker in assemby with various temp agencies. She loved going to the casinos. Mary would give the shirt off her back to anyone in need. She loved caring for others and...
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Virginia "Ginny" (Shank) Harrod

June 20, 2018

Virginia "Ginny" (Shank) Harrod , 84, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Presence Sacred Heart Assisted Living in Avilla. She was born in Ohio to the late Glenn and Velma (Tooman) Shank. She received both of her Bachelors and Master's degree from St. Francis University Ft Wayne, Indiana. She married Lawrence Harrod on December 27, 1952, he preceded her in death on December 25, 2009. ...
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Jeannine M. Brunkhart

May 25, 1930 - June 20, 2018

Jeannine M. Brunkhart, 88, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Jeannine worked as a data processing supervisor with Lincoln Life for 32 years, retiring in 1985. She attended Nine Mile United Methodist Church and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 241 and F.O.P Retirements Association. Jeannine loved NASCAR Racing. Surviving are her son,...
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Stanley L. Guenin

January 4, 1943 - June 17, 2018

Stanley L. Guenin, 75, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Metron of LaMont in LaMont, MI. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Stan served honorably in the United States Army. Stan loved to fish and enjoyed following baseball statistics. Surviving are his daughter Teresa (William) Layman of Fort Wayne; siblings, Rosemary (James) Clark of Hoagland, IN, Walter E (Elenore) Guenin of Topeka, IN, Sandra Bennett...
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Wayne C. Whisler

June 17, 2018

Wayne C. Whisler, 93, of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018. Born June 21, 1924 in Fort Wayne, IN, he was the son of the late Cassius and Ann (Bender) Whisler. He served in US Navy Seabees in World War II, worked at Fruehauf Trailers as a welder, and was President of Fruehauf and Phelps Dodge Credit Union. Wayne will be remembered for his infectious charm and sense of humor, sharp...
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Darryl L. Cargo, Jr.

June 17, 2018

Darryl L. Cargo Jr. age 56, peacefully passed away on June 17, 2018 at Parkview Randallia Hospital. Darryl was born in Jeannette, Pennsylvania on September 27, 1961 to Carol Cargo and the late Darryl Cargo Sr. He excelled in school and received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from The University of Pittsburgh in 1983. For 31 years, Darryl was employed at ITT Industries ...
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Bertal E. (Gene) Nickell

June 16, 2018

Bertal E. "Gene" Nickell, 75, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. He was born in West Liberty, KY, to the late Bertal Jay and Clara Hazel Nickell. Gene was a Vietnam Army Veteran and served from 1962-1968. He worked in the warehouse at Midwest Air Filter for 20 years, retiring in 2015. Gene was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed watching action...
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Harry McLain

June 16, 2018

Harry E. McLain, 95, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Louisville, KY, Harry worked as an engineer with Magnavox for many years, until his retirements. He was a member of Waynedale Church of Christ and served honorably in the United States Army. Harry loved to tinker and fix anything around the house. He had a big heart and enjoyed making others smile....
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Patricia L. Lovellette

June 15, 2018

Patricia L. Lovellette age 71, peacefully passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018. She is survived by her children, Brenda Collette, John Smith, Rick Smith and Monte Hopper; 8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and 5 siblings. Patricia was born May 3, 1947 in Monroeville, IN to the late Harry and Pearl Lovellette. She retired from the City County Building with over 20 years of service. Pat was a...
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Richard L. Walls

June 15, 2018

Richard L Walls, 80, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018 at his home in Fort Wayne, IN surrounded by his family. Surviving are his loving wife of 61 years, Doreatha F Walls. A memorial service will be held 2pm Saturday June 23, 2018 at Faith Baptist Church 6600 Trier Road, Fort Wayne, IN with a gathering one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Pre-School Academy...
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Mary C. Davison

June 15, 2018

Mary C. Davison, 80, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in St. Johns, MI, Mary worked as a salesperson for WAJI, WGL, and WOWO for 25 years, retiring in 1988. She enjoyed decorating, flower gardening, and shopping. Surviving are her husband Jack Davison of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Ronda (Paul) VanCamp of Fort Wayne; sons, Matthew "Scott" (Song) Popplewell of Phoenix, AZ and...
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Gary W. Zingler

June 14, 2018

Gary W. Zingler, 74, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Milwaukee, WI, Gary worked as a Plant Manager with Briggs and Stratton for 41 years. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Zingler of Fort Wayne, IN, sister, Barbara Zingler of Green Bay, WI, sister, Sandra Zingler of Ixonia, WI, brother, Robert (Sharon) Zingler of Oconomowoc, WI, grandsons, Brett and Zachary Zingler,...
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William (Bill) Wunderlin

June 14, 2018

William "Bill" Wunderlin, 81, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, He graduated from St. Francis University with a Bachelor's in Art and a Master's in Elementary Education. Bill worked as a teacher with St. Jude and then St. Therese for 20 years. He was passionate about theatre and worked for several years with Arena and...
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Virginia L. Vernard

June 14, 2018

Virginia L. Vernard, 89, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. She was born in Indianapolis, IN. Virginia enjoyed cooking, sewing, cake decorating and teaching Sunday School. Surviving are her children, Linda (Brett) Erb of Anchorage, AK; Jane (John) Bennett of Signal Mountain, TN; William (Ann) Vernard of Olmsted Falls, OH; grandchildren, Angela,...
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Mathis (Moose) Gunner Michael

June 13, 2018

Mathis "Moose" Gunner Michael, 3, was born on July, 26, 2014 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The third of three sons. He loved playing with his brothers and animals. He was full of love and brought joy to any one he came in contact with. Mathis "Moose" Gunner Michael was pronounced at 10:27am on June 13, 2018 due to a sudden brain aneurysm. As tragic as it is for the family, they find comfort knowing...
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James D. Waffle

June 13, 2018

James D. Waffle, 89, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Toledo, OH, Jim earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Toledo. Jim worked as a building contractor for many years, retiring in 1999. He was a member of Brookside Church, Three Rivers Visiting Dogs, Building Contractors Association, and Pi Kappa Alpha. He served honorably in the United States Army. He was...
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Dana Alice Zumbaugh

June 12, 2018

Dana Alice Zumbaugh, 76, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on June 12, 2018. She had recently moved back to Fort Wayne after living in Apopka, FL for 30 years. Dana was born in Windsor, MO on March 3, 1942. She attended a one room schoolhouse until high school and used to ride a horse to school with her brother Jerry. After graduating from Central Missouri State College in 1964, Dana began a...
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James Henry Crandal

June 12, 2018

James Henry Crandal, 93, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Lutheran Life Villages - Anthony Blvd. in Fort Wayne. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, James was a local farmer from 1946-1958 and then worked in the maintenance department, with SWAC Schools for 28 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of Risen Savior Lutheran Church, James was a volunteer at Lutheran...
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Mary Elizabeth Stant

June 12, 2018

Mary Elizabeth Stant, 96, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne. Born in London Bridge, VA, Mary worked for Bank of Virginia for many years, retiring in 1972. She was a member of Park Place Methodist Church, Norfolk Garden Club, WWII Women's Auxiliary, Bridge Club, and Young at Hearts Club. She enjoyed dancing and gardening. She was a gracious lady, a true "southern...
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Jacqueline (Jackie) Rhea Mossburg

June 12, 2018

Jacqueline "Jackie" Rhea Mossburg, 81, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Neon, KY, she was a 1953 graduate of Fleming Neon High School and in 1959 she graduated from University of Kentucky with her bachelor's degree. She then earned her master's degree from the University of Saint Francis and in 1965 earned her doctorates degree in 1981 from Ball State University. She...
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Thomas G. Bastress

June 12, 2018

Thomas G. Bastress, 91, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 surrounded by family and loved ones in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Thomas owned and operated Automotive and Industrial Supply for 63 years, operating as NAPA Autoparts. He was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church, Rotary Club of Fort Wayne, North Side Alumni Association, Fort Wayne Historical Society, Fort Wayne Aviation...
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Mary A. Leuenberger

June 12, 2018

Mary A. Leuenberger age 96, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. She is survived by her children, Stephen (Annamarie) Leuenberger, Ted (Gretchen) Leuenberger, Janice (Allen) Forni and Chuck (Sharon) Leuenberger; 10 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 1 great-great granddaughter and brother, Jerry Schaab. Preceded in death by her husbands, Tony Westrick and Charles Leuenberger. ...
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Frank D. Frary

June 12, 2018

Frank D. Frary, 83, a former Fort Wayne resident, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton, where he had resided since 2015. Born and raised in Fort Wayne, son of the late Ruth R. (Duncan) Frary and Harold Calvin Frary, Frank attended South Side High School, Indiana University and the University of Saint Francis . He met Dorothy Neff-Smith at the Democratic Luncheon...
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Carol Ann (Hatina) Gemlick

June 10, 2018

Carol Ann (Hatina) Gemlick, 76, of Fort Wayne, IN formerly of Greenville, SC passed away June10, 2018 at the Supportive Care Unit at Parkview Randalia, Fort Wayne, IN. Born November 30, 1941 in Cleveland, OH, she is preceded in death by her parents Frank Otto and Edith Elsie (Benes) of Cleveland, OH, her late husband Frederick Daniel Gemlick, sister Sharon Elizabeth (Hatina) Taylor of Crosby, TX...
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Wanda M. Beggs

June 10, 2018

Wanda M Beggs, 89, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville. She was born in Cincinnati, OH, to the late Bearl and Birdie Graybeal. Wanda worked as a Secretary with Local 305 IBEW for 21 years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, She was a determined and outgoing lady that had a passion for life. She loved spending...
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Shawn L. Stiver

June 9, 2018

Shawn L. Stiver, 68, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Garrett, IN, Shawn was a 1968 graduate of Eastside High School, graduated Indiana University and received her Master's degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. Shawn and John were married at Butler Church of Christ on March 21,1970. She worked as a contact representative with the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board for 25...
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Mark Steven Allen

June 9, 2018

MARK STEVEN ALLEN, 59, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Fort Wayne, Ind. Born Jan. 12, 1959, in Batavia, NY., he was a son of the late Roland and Virginia (O'Grady) Allen. Mark grew up raising onions on the family farm and graduated from Elba Central High School in 1977. Together with his brother Dan, he built a successful business in Fort Wayne, Ind., where he spent the last 33 years of...
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Lila L. Landram

June 8, 2018

Lila L. Landram Fort Wayne, IN Lila L. Landram age 95, peacefully passed away on Friday. June 8, 2018. Lila is survived by her son, Michael (Linda) Landram; grandchildren, Megan Landram and Nathan Landram; great grandchildren, Audrey, Gabrielle and Jackson and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard C. Landram and 4 sisters and 4 brothers. Lila was born...
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Nancy Jean Stump

June 7, 2018

Nancy Jean Stump , 73, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Nancy was born in Fort Wayne, to the late Frank and Helen (Miller) Baron. She married John Stump on August 28, 1965, was divorced, never remarried. Nancy retired from the Wayne Township Trustees Office as a Employment Specialist in 2011. Surviving are sons, Louis F. (Darla) Stump and Charles...
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Betty A. Sowers

June 7, 2018

Betty A Sowers, 89, of Churubusco passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018. Born and raised in Fort Wayne. Betty graduated from North Side High School. She was the supervisor of the Information Office at IPFW for many years, retiring at age 65. She loved her beagles, Christmas, and country living. Surviving are her daughter, Joyce Sowers of Fort Wayne, IN, son, Mike (Beth) Sowers of Saint James City,...
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Judith A. Cooper

June 7, 2018

Judith A. Cooper, 71, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018 surrounded by her family at home in Fort Wayne. Judith was the daughter of the late James and Mary Hughes. She was a wonderful and loving mother. She will be greatly missed. Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Jackson D. Cooper; daughter, Heather (Daniel R.) Carroll; son, Jackson Cooper; brothers, Gregory (Shari) Hughes, Jim "Nick" (Jan)...
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Maxine M. Hoppel

June 6, 2018

Maxine M. Hoppel, 93, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Sycamore Village in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Maxine worked as a secretary with Forest Park School for 40 years, retiring in 2007. She was a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church and volunteered at St. Joseph Hospital for many years. She enjoyed reading and knitting and liked to play bridge. Surviving are her children Barb...
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Jeanne M. Hammen

June 5, 2018

Jeanne M. Hammen, 91, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Jeanne was the daughter to the late Paul and Marie Freistroffer. She worked for Wayne Pharmaceutical for many years until her retirement. She was a faithful member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Jeanne was very intellectual and was the happiest person you would ever meet. She will be greatly...
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