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“Jim, Barbara, Peggy and John, I'm sorry I was unable to attend your father's services....my thoughts are with all of you..Having grown up next to...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Laura Benner Hartman - New Haven, IN

“Dear Pirrung Family, Although I didn't see Uncle Joe and Aunt Cathy much since I left Iron Mountain, I will always remember them as a happy couple...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Karen (Pesavento) Ritz - FL

“Dear Jim, John, Barbara, Peggy, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your father and my uncle Joe. The last time I...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Allen Pesavento - Franklin, TN

“Jim and Judy - We were all sorry to hear of your father's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will all see you soon. ALL YOUR...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Sue Shull - Fort Wayne,, IN

“So sorry to read of Mr. Pirrung's passing. He was always a such a gentleman. Please know we have you in our prayers. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Bernie & Lois Jozwiak - IN

“Kim (and family) -- I am sorry to hear of your loss. I hope the fond memories of speical moments shared will help you though this time of sadness. xo...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Karen Carissimi - fort wayne, IN

“Sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Lee and Judy Baatz ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Lee Baatz - Columbia City, IN

“Our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers -- take care. Michael & Martha Harding ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Michael & Martha Harding - Angola, IN

“Extending deepest sympathy for you in your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. God bless you. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Oscar Duran - Fort Wayne, IN

“I’m sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Joe Cowles - Co-worker of James

“Loss of fatherly love is beyond words to express our sadness for you. We pray to Lord Almighty to rest his soul in peace and give solace to all the...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Sachin Kharmale & Vincent Dsouza

“As I reflect back to every memory I have of Uncle Joe through my childhood, he was, without fail, always smiling. Even his eyes smiled! He had some...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Steve Madura - Aurora, IL

“What a wonderful picture of your Dad - looks like he is ready for conversation. I am thinking about you and praying for you and your family. Love...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Debra Griffith

“Extending deepest sympathy for you in your loss. And hoping, too, that comfort and peace may come to you. Our prayer are with you and your family...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Jaywant Phule - Woodridge, IL

“Our deepest sympathies to the Pirrung family. We will be praying for the Lord to give you strength and guidance through this time. God Bless The...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Robert Pope - Fort Wayne, IN


Joseph G. Pirrung, 85, passed away Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Tiffin, Ohio, Joe received his bachelor’s degree from Tri- State University in Angola in 1951. He was a Navy WWII Veteran and served in the South Pacific as a Motor Machinist Mate, 2nd Class. Joe worked as a Transmission Engineer with I & M for 40 years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and the American Legion, Post #47. He enjoyed woodworking, building projects, traveling, taking pictures and putting together slides for his family. Surviving are his sons, Jim (Judi) Pirrung and John (Kim) Pirrung, both of Fort Wayne; daughters, Barbara (Russ) Follis of Grapevine, Texas and Peggy (Ken) Eber of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Russell (Lorraine) and Christine Follis and Molly and Mary Eber; brothers, Rev. George Pirrung of Cottonwood, Ariz. and James (Donna) Pirrung of Massillon, Ohio; sisters, Frances Fleming of Norwalk, Ohio, and Florence Lucius of Tiffin, Ohio; and sister-in-law, Florence Pirrung of Huber Heights, Ohio. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Clara (Schwerzler) Pirrung; his wife of 62 years, Catherine Pirrung; daughter, Janice Marie Pirrung; and brother, Paul Pirrung. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30am Saturday, February 12, 2011 at St. Jude Catholic Church, 2130 Pemberton Dr. with calling an hour prior. Fr. Robert D'Souza officiating. Calling also from 2:00 to 5:00pm and 7:00 to 9:00pm Friday at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave with a Vigil and Rosary at 4:30pm. Burial in Catholic Cemetery with military honors performed by Post 47. In lieu of flowers memorials to St. Jude Tuition Fund or Masses. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.