“Howard you were nothing but kind to me and my family. I will remember you coming into a room and filling it with your presence. I will remember that...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Julie Lopez - Camarillo, CA
“Howard, say hello to Edith and Betty for me. I figure they're both there sharing a cocktail with you by now. thanks for all the help when i was...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Bryan Gideon - Ramona, CA
“Mary, Roger, Phil, and the the family - my thoughts and heart are with you. I always loved Howard, his humor, his smile. The best memories I have -...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Ola DeGabriele - Melbourne
“We did talk when May and I visited Wayne and Dorthy. I had a very good talk with Phil at Wayne's service.
4 of 9 | Posted by: Herman and May Sinemus - FL
“Mary, We have fond memories of your father. He was a very fine man. Our thoughts and prayer are with you. Peace and Love, David and Carol
5 of 9 | Posted by: David and Carol McGinley
“Howard was a very good friend to me when i worked at the truck stop. He helped me out a couple of times and i sure apprecited it. he will be missed...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Brice Overman - Albion , IN
“My thoughts are with the Fortmeyer family in this rough time. I remember growing up at the truck stop. My mom and dad both drove trucks and we spent...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Judy - Ft. Wayne, IN - customer
“We have known Howard through the truck stop for many years! I don't think I ever saw him come in that there was not a smile on his face and hugs for...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Skip and Lori Lamb
“Howard and Wayne were the only Fortmeyers brothers I was blessed to have met in my adult life. I had probably met them as a child too since my father...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Brian Greulach - Silver City, NM
HowardH. Fortmeyer, 88, with a smile on his face, pranks and jokes in his heart, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2012 to meet his beloved Betty "Elizabeth" in Heaven. He was the owner of Fortmeyer's Truck Stop and Tire Center of Fort Wayne until he sold the station and retired in 1994. He served as a deputy sheriff for 17 years before he retired. He was a life member of the Scottish Rite Northern Masonic and Shriners where he loved to play the drums. A veteran of World War II, Navy LCI and a member of the American Legion Post 499. He graduated from Northside High School in 1944. He was preceded in death by his parents; Fred and Laura (Blessing) Fortmeyer; brother, Wayne; and his beloved wife of 66 years, Elizabeth (Gideon) Fortmeyer. Surviving are; daughter, Mary K. Carbaugh (Paul) of Fort Wayne, sons; Rodger Fortmeyer (Sheri) of Delray Beach FL, and Dr. Phillip Fortmeyer of Birmingham, AL; beloved grandchildren, Eric, Jennifer, Ingrid, Steve, Kevin, Sandy and Laura; 15 great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren; nephew, Steve Fortmeyer; and nieces, Becky and Carol. A Celebration of Life Party will be held on Sunday, May 27th, 2012 from 1 to 5pm at the Sheriff's Reserve Center on Easterday Road. In keeping with his love of the Shrine and Sheriff's, memorials are to the Shrine Children's Hospital or The Allen County Sheriff's Riffle Range. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.
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