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Don E. Lahrman, DDS, MSD

March 12, 1932 - June 10, 2019

Dr. Don E. Lahrman, DDS, MSD, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019 surrounded by family at his residence in Fort Wayne, IN. Dr. Lahrman was 87 years old, born March 12, 1932 to the late Clarence and Orpha (Krauter) Lahrman. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Steinbacher) to whom he was married over 65 years. Dr. Lahrman practiced general dentistry for six years and orthodontics for 45 years,...
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Betty J. Shipman

December 29, 1921 - June 9, 2019

Betty J. Shipman, 97, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Towne House Retirement Community. Mrs. Shipman was born on December 29, 1921 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Joseph M. and Freda A. (Lubking) Totten. In 1940, she graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis. On December 29, 1945 she married Charles F. Shipman in Indianapolis. He preceded her in...
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Eleanor Louise Hiatt

September 9, 1928 - June 4, 2019

Eleanor Louise Hiatt, 90, passed away at home on June 4, 2019. She was born on September 9, 1928 in Ossian, Indiana, the daughter of the late Oscar and Amalie Werling. Eleanor was a 1946 graduate of Ossian High School. She played the accordion in the Zuercher Accordion Band in Berne, IN. Eleanor worked at International Harvester for five years before becoming a stay at home mom. In her retirement...
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Robert C. Nern

June 2, 2019

Robert C. Nern, 83, of Fort Wayne, died peacefully on Sunday, June 2, 2019. He was the son of the late William and Laura (Jamison) Nern. Bob was a proud "Southside Archer", class of 1953. After graduation, he attended Wabash College, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He later transferred to and graduated from Ball State University with a BA in English. Bob fulfilled his...
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Timothy J. Russell

June 1, 2019

Timothy J. Russell, age 61 passed away unexpectedly on Saturday June 1, 2019 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Timothy was born January 10, 1958 in Goshen, Indiana to the late Grover McKeel "Mack" and Marguerite "Geri" Russell. Tim grew up in Goshen and in Hinsdale, IL and lived most of his adult life in northern CA, moving to Fort Wayne in 2012. Tim was a graduate of University of...
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Shirley (Ash) Graham

May 23, 1932 - May 31, 2019

At the age of 87, Shirley (Ash) Graham went to be with the Lord and savior on the morning of May 31, 2019. Shirley was born to Homer and Mausaleme Ash on May 23, 1932. She was a graduate of Twelve Mile High School and received her BS and MA from Ball State University. She was a member of the Sigma, Sigma, Sigma Sorority. She taught school in Peru and Fort Wayne Community Schools. As a member of...
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Kimberly Bastian

May 31, 2019

Kimberly Bastian, 50, passed away Friday, May 31 at SSM Health DePaul Hospital in Bridgeton, MO. She was born in Huntington County to the late Tommy Rodgers and Karen Cook. She was a graduate of Huntington North High School. Kimberly worked for General Motors for ten years. She was a member of the American Legion in Roanoke and the UAW at General Motors. Kimberly was very social and enjoyed being...
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Hubert Harrison Ashcraft

May 29, 2019

Hubert Harrison Ashcraft, age 73, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on May 29, 2019. Hubie "Senior" as he was known, was born on May 13, 1946 and raised in Seymour, Indiana. He was the son of Hubert Kenneth Ashcraft and Daisy Bell (Collingsworth) Ashcraft. He earned his Master of Arts Degree in Business Education from Ball State University in 1975. He was a Secondary School Teacher at Garrett...
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Alice L. Gallmeyer

May 25, 2019

Alice L. Gallmeyer, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019. She was born on March 1, 1928 in Fort Wayne, IN. She and her late husband, Joseph, were founding members of Faith Lutheran Church. She enjoyed raising her family and being a homemaker. After Joe's retirement, they enjoyed every winter in Florida. Alice is survived by her children, Debbie (David) Hodges, Mark...
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Lula Jo DeFord

May 25, 2019

Lula Jo DeFord, 87, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord on May 25, 2019. Born to Curtis & Ola Anna (Craft-Hughes) Willen on April 18, 1932 in Albany, KY. An active member of Seminary United Methodist church, she served on the church board and co-founded the Children's Closet and Country Store ministries, and served as the wedding coordinator for many years. Jo held offices in the Order of the...
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Carolyn L. Hannah

May 25, 2019

Carolyn L. Hannah 97, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019. She was born on March, 24, 1922 in Fairmont, Indiana to the late Courtney and Ivy (Stephens) Crandall. She delivered newspapers for many years and taught Sunday School at the Calvary Temple Church. Carolyn liked listening to karaoke, watching her grandchildren's sporting events, and traveling. She is survived by her son,...
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Nancy Carol Rogers

May 20, 2019

NANCY CAROL ROGERS, of Saint James City, Fla., passed away peacefully on Monday, May 20, 2019, at her home. Born Oct. 16, 1931, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Wendell and Elsie Mae Keating Robinson. She graduated from South Side High School in 1949. She worked in administration at Wolf & Dessauer Department store in Fort Wayne until her marriage to John A. Rogers. Nancy was very active...
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Judith C. Detwiler

May 20, 2019

Judith C. Detwiler passed away peacefully on May 20, 2019 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home. She was born on May 20, 1937 to Franklin and June Harris. She wed the love of her life Phillip Detwiler on May 16, 1957. Judith enjoyed many things in life including cooking for her family, a good cup of coffee, reading, bowling with her friends and most of all enjoying time with her family. "She was...
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M. Joan Brandt

May 16, 2019

M. Joan Brandt, 87, of Fort Wayne, went Home to the Lord on Thursday, May 16, 2019. She was born to the late Robert R. Smith and Mary Catherine (Grow) Smith in Versailles, OH on August 9, 1931. Joan started as an RN and became a caring mother to her four children. She was a gourmet cook and enjoyed her food and wine. She loved socializing with friends, traveling, Clear Lake, antique and gourmet...
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Kenneth John Gigli

May 4, 2019

Kenneth John Gigli, 78, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019 at his home in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Fort Wayne to the late John Gigli and Helen Neal. He was a 1958 graduate of Central Catholic High School. Ken then attended Indiana University and received his bachelor's degree in European History and his master's degree in Public Affairs. He married Carol (Simmons) Gigli in November of 1999...
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Dennis L. Haupert

May 2, 2019

Dennis L. Haupert, 78, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born in Urbana Indiana to the late Ralph and Violet Haupert. He is survived by his wife Beverly (George) Haupert whom he married on June 22, 1968. He served honorably in the Indiana National Guard. Dennis worked as a technical writer for ITT for 11 years, retiring in 2000. He...
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Dhanush Kurra

April 26, 2019

Dhanush Kurra, 4Y, of Chicago, IL, passed away on April 26, 2019 in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born on August 14, 2014 in Repalle, India, Son of Sreedhar and Aparna Kurra. If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane. We would walk right up to heaven and bring you back again. No farewell words were spoken, No time to say "Goodbye". You were gone before we knew it, and only god knows...
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Glenn A. Auer

April 21, 2019

Glenn A. Auer, 84, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born to the late Adolph and Elenora (Luecke) Auer in Fort Wayne on June 19, 1934. He was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church. Glenn proudly served in the U.S. Army. He retired from Dana Corp after over 34 years as a machinist. He loved spending his summers at the lake with his family...
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Sidney (Sid) Lee Veazey

April 18, 2019

Sidney "Sid" Lee Veazey, 63, passed away April 18, 2019. He was born in Memphis, TN on February 20, 1956, the son of Henry and Leora (Kizer) Veazey. Sid enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed fishing, gardening, cooking, motorcycles, shooting pool, and building computers. Surviving family members include four children, Yolawnda Veazey; Lakashia Sims (Sam);...
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Honor W. Bade

April 16, 2019

Honor W. Bade, 73 of Huntington, IN passed away April 16, 2019 in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born January 31, 1946 in Harlington, Texas to the late Tom and Emma (Tracy) Wells. Honor is the widow of Les Bade. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. Honor is survived by her children, Rocky Riley, Katie Elsten, Jim Riley, Diane Riley, 16 grandchildren, several great...
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Darwin J. Wright

April 15, 2019

Darwin J Wright, 75, passed away at home in Fort Wayne on April 15, 2019. He was born in Fort Wayne on March 4th 1944 to Ferrell and Valette Wright. Darwin was a graduate of Elmhurst High School. He worked as a communications technician at G.T.E for 33 years until his retirement in 1996. He was preceded in death by his parents Ferrell and Valette (Klopfenstein) Wright. He is survived by...
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Paul H. Floyd

April 14, 2019

Paul H. Floyd, 73, went home to the Lord on April 14, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital. He was born September 15, 1945 in Sioux City, Iowa to Herbert and Velma Floyd. He was a partner in Chicago with McGladrey and Pullen CPA firm. He enjoyed golf and sailing in the Chicago Yacht Club races. Paul is survived by his wife, Karen, son Mark (Nadine), daughter Dawn Novak (Michael) and five grandchildren. A...
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Grace Ella Jenkins

April 14, 2019

Grace Ella Jenkins, 85, of Fort Wayne, IN formerly of Michigan City, IN passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born on March 30, 1934 in Beatrice, Nebraska to the late Lebert L. and Dorothy P. (Clark) Littell. She graduated from Beatrice High School in Nebraska. On March 6, 1954, she married Darrell J. Jenkins in Beatrice, Nebraska. Grace was a...
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Pearl I. Sollberger

April 12, 2019

Pearl I Sollberger, 98, passed away on April 12, 2019. She was born in Mendon, Ohio on July 16, 1920, the daughter of the late Joseph Ickes and Gladene Royer. Pearl was a 1939 graduate of Ridge High School in Ridge Township, Ohio. Pearl and her husband, Don moved frequently to accommodate Don's career. Pearl enjoyed all of the places they lived, including New York and Alabama. They retired in...
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Dolores C. Schuhler

April 11, 2019

Dolores C. Schuhler, 76, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was born on April 13, 1942, the daughter of August and Teresa (Roberts) Uecker. She married Edward H. Schuhler on March 3, 1962, who preceded her in death in 2009. She graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1960. She worked for Lutheran Hospital for many years. She was a...
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Nancy F. Melvin

April 7, 2019

Nancy F. Melvin, 58, of Fort Wayne passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2019. She was born on December 11, 1960 in Jamaica, New York, a daughter of the late Chester and Marian (Hoagland) Mrozowski. She worked from home raising her family. She was a member at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Fort Wayne and will be remembered for her wonderful cooking. Surviving family include her husband of...
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Walter (Walry) Lee Mock

April 6, 2019

Walter "Walry" Lee Mock, 77, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at his residence. Mr. Mock was born on October 23, 1941 in Natchez, MS to Walter Logan Senior and Josephine (Bell) Dixon. In 1961, he graduated from Sadie D. Thompson High School. He served his country honorably with the United States Navy during the Vietnam War from 1961-1966. On July 22, 1967, he married...
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Ray Harris

April 5, 2019

Ray Harris Sr., 81, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019 at his residence in Fort Wayne. He was born in Elwood, TX to the late H. Ray and Pauline Harris. He married Judy Schulze and she survives. Ray served honorably in the United States Air Force, the U.S. Postal Service, was a contractor for the United States Army, and was a founding member of The Pointe Church. He was a Golden Gloves Boxing...
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Ray Harris, Sr.

April 4, 2019

Ray Harris Sr., 81, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019 at his residence in Fort Wayne. He was born in Elwood, TX to the late H. Ray and Pauline Harris. He married Judy Schulze and she survives. Ray served honorably in the United States Air Force, the U.S. Postal Service, was a contractor for the United States Army, and was a founding member of The Pointe Church. He was a Golden Gloves Boxing...
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Daniel Paul Squatrito

April 2, 2019

Daniel Paul Squatrito, 72, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne. He was born on August 13, 1946 in San Jose, CA to the late Salvatore and Bernice (Logston) Squatrito. Daniel served honorably in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He worked as a designer, engineer and department manager for ELS, Sunnyvale, CA; Magnavox, Navistar, Fort Wayne, IN; and...
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Edna L. Vaughn

April 2, 2019

Edna L. Vaughn, 79, of Fort Wayne, went Home to the Lord on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born to the late Sherman and Elthian Wise on July 13, 1939 in Fort Wayne. Edna was a member of Huntertown United Methodist Church. She retired from K-Mart after 17 years. Edna enjoyed her family, doll collecting, antique tractors, books, and her dogs, Molly and Coco. Edna is...
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Donald F. Wood

March 28, 2019

Donald F. Wood, 86, died peacefully March 28, 2019, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born November 15, 1932, to John R. and Anah F. (Heskett) Wood in Des Moines, IA. He attended college at Drake University and eventually received an Honorary Degree from Ivy Tech Community College. Don served as a Corporal during the Korean War, and upon honorable discharge, he felt a yearning to "get after it"...
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Majetta Jean Muhler

March 25, 2019

Majetta Jean Muhler, 94, passed away Monday March 25, 2019 at Covington Meadows Assisted Living, Ft Wayne. She was born March 8, 1925, in Lebanon, Indiana to the late Ernest and Margaret (Flaningham) Stewart. She graduated from Lebanon High School and received a Bachelor's Degree in business from Indiana University in 1947. She married Dr. Joseph C. Muhler I, on February 2, 1949, he preceded her...
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Richard H. (Dick) Shriner

March 23, 2019

Richard H. "Dick" Shriner, 93, of Fort Wayne went to heaven to be with his beloved wife, daughter, family and friends, on Saturday, March 23, 2019. He was born on April 4, 1925, a son of the late Richard E. and Erma (Harden) Shriner. He graduated from South Side High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army with the 254th Infantry Regiment during World War II. He later received a B.S. in...
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Alvin B. Berry

March 23, 2019

Alvin B. Berry, 99, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne to the late Rolland and Edith Berry. He married Rhea Elouise (Housel) Berry on June 29, 1946 and she preceded him in death in 1993. He served honorably in the United States Army, stationed in Europe, as a military policeman during World War II. Alvin worked as an...
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Gordon Richardson

March 21, 2019

Gordon Richardson, 69, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019 at his residence in Fort Wayne. He was born in Garden City, MI to the late Gordon Sr. and Dorothy Wilkins. He graduated from Wayne High in Michigan and then received his bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University. He married Debra Richardson on November 4, 1978 and she survives. He served honorably in the United States Marine...
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Joan Kathleen Whiting

March 20, 2019

Joan Kathleen Whiting, age 86, passed away peacefully on the evening of March 20, 2019. Joan was born April 27, 1932 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to John and Velma Hagan who preceded her in death. Joan attended St John the Baptist School, was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and Marymount College. A lifelong resident of Fort Wayne, she was active in the community with the Junior League of...
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Marcille H. Wible

March 18, 2019

Marcille H. Wible, 96, of Fort Wayne, went Home to the Lord on Monday, March 18, 2019. She was born to the late Arthur and Bernice (Peters) Friend on March 3, 1923 in Auburn, IN. Marcille was a faithful member of Westview Alliance Church and Gospel Temple where she taught Sunday School for 50 years. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Marcille was an avid IU...
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Jimmie E. Bennett

March 17, 2019

Jimmie E. Bennett, 86, of Fort Wayne earned his wings on Sunday, March 17, 2019. He was born on July 14, 1932, a son of the late James and Katherine Bennett. He worked at American Hoist and Joslyn & Slater Steel as a maintenance welder. He enjoyed spending his time fishing, welding, and target shooting. He married Ruth (Walsh) Bennett on March 29, 1952, she survives. Also surviving are his...
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Keith A. Walda

March 15, 2019

Keith A WALDA, age 83, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on Friday March 15, 2019. Keith was born May 1, 1935 to the late Albert A and Madeline (Deitz) Walda. He had attended Central High School and Ohio State University. He was a Manufacturing Engineer; spending 28 years with General Electric in Tiffin, Ohio and Fort Wayne and 13 years with Franklin Electric in Bluffton, Indiana where he...
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Herbert A. Just

March 15, 2019

Herbert A. Just, age 89, passed away on March 15, 2019 in Carmel, Indiana. Herb was born in Solingen, Germany on December 15, 1929 to the late August and Freida Just. Growing up amongst the war-torn countryside of his native Deutschland, he later immigrated to the United States and promptly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Afterwards, he and his first wife (Mary Lou Just) settled in...
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Paula M. Lee

March 13, 2019

Paula M. Lee, 64, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. She was born to the late Lynn Foster and Margaret Madonna (Krauskopf) Kohn on October 16, 1954 in Fort Wayne. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Paula is survived by her children, Stacy (Barry) Pruser and Scott Lee; grandchildren, Madison, Brian and Andrew Pruser and Foster and Joseph Lee; siblings, Patrick...
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Donna Marie Evelyn Kazanjian

March 12, 2019

Donna Marie Evelyn Kazanjian, 76 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away March 12, 2019. She was born August 1, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Edward and Elsie (Tichy) Dohse. Donna is survived by her daughter, Michelle (Matthew) Sterk, grandchildren, Stephen, Thomas, great grandchildren, Kaydence, Landon and her sister, Deanne (Bill) Seibel. Services are pending at a later date at the Irving Park...
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Robert P. Lockwood

March 4, 2019

Robert P. Lockwood, 69, passed away Monday, March 4, 2019 at his home in Fort Wayne. He was born in Yonkers, New York to the late Albert Francis and Evelyn Lockwood. He graduated from Fairfield University in Connecticut with a bachelor's in History. He married Cindy (Nowels) Lockwood July 21, 1973 and she survives. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church and the Catholic Press...
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Barbara (Barb) Louise Hagy

March 2, 2019

Barbara "Barb" Louise Hagy, 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019. She was born to the late Frederick and Eva (Wagner) Schroeder in Defiance, OH on April 5, 1932, the third of six children. Barb is survived by her son, Michael, and her daughter, Sandra; her sister Dorothy "Dottie" Baker; her grandchildren Kristi, Nicole, Heather, Hannah and Harrison; great-grandchildren...
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Larry E. Johnson

February 23, 2019

Larry E. Johnson, 44, of Columbia City, passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2019. He was born on June 24, 1974 in Fort Wayne. He worked as a C&C Programming Technology Analyst for Paragon Medical Inc. since 2005. Surviving family include his wife of 23 years, Danielle Johnson; daughters, Ashley, Courtney, and Emily Johnson; granddaughters, Miyah Andrews and Olivia Tanner, and grandson on the...
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Maureen T. Kelly

February 23, 2019

Maureen T Kelly, 56, passed away February 23, 2019. She was born on July 19, 1962, the youngest of eight children born to the late Thomas and Joan (McArdle) Kelly. After graduating from Bishop Luers High School in 1980, Maureen obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree from Purdue University and a Post Bachelorette Certificate in accounting from Indiana University. She worked as a self-employed...
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Roberta A. Farmer

February 22, 2019

Roberta A. Farmer, 89, passed away Friday, February 22, 2019 at her residence in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Mosherville, MI to the late Bernard E. and Bessie M. Thompson. She married Arthur T. Farmer on April 22, 1955 in Pleasant Lake, Indiana and he preceded her in death in 2013. She graduated in 1951 from International College of Business as an executive secretary. Roberta was a devoted...
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Lucas Paul Merkler

February 15, 2019

Lucas Paul Merkler, 16 days old, passed away on February 15, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Survivors include his mother, Sara Merkler, sister, Emma Merkler, grandfather, David Merkler, uncles; John (Alycia), and Joseph (Melissa) Merkler, many cousins, Noah, Tyler, Ayden, Ella, Kerrington, Elijah, Ryan, and Grace. Lucas was preceded in death by his grandmother, Lou Ann Merkler,...
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Leon Edward Freimuth

February 15, 2019

Leon Edward Freimuth, 90, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday February 15th 2019. He was born in Warsaw, IN, July 26th, 1928, the son of the late Leo and Bertha (Clabaugh) Freimuth. His early life included starting for Leo High School at the Sectional Basketball Championship game and pursuits as an avid outdoorsman including hunting and fishing. Leon married Joyce Morgan in 1948, they were married...
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Cheryl S. Gfell

February 15, 2019

Cheryl S. Gfell, 62 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away February 15, 2019. She was born June 12, 1956 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Richard L. and Betty J. (Gildea) Gfell. Cheryl was retired and formerly worked at Atz Ice Cream Shoppe, KinderCare Child Care, Coventry Meadows and was a Nanny to three wonderful boys. Her dream job was at Stuckey's Greenhouse on Tyler Ave. She loved being with...
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Valerie A. (Jones) Wilkinson

February 15, 2019

Valerie A. (Jones) Wilkinson, 79, passed away, February 15, 2019, peacefully in her sleep, after a long struggle with dementia. Valerie was born August 15, 1939 to the late T. Wayne and Ethel (Rainey) Jones. Valerie worked for many years as the Sales and Marketing Director for Ft Wayne Marriott Hotel. She was an active member in the community volunteering at events such as the Mad Anthony Golf...
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Babette W. Siegel

February 13, 2019

Babette W. Siegel, 91, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at The Brennity Assisted Living in Melbourne, Florida. She was born in St Louis, Missouri to the Late Abraham and Helen (Appleman) Wax. She was a member of Congregation Achduth Vesholom, Ft. Wayne and Temple Israel in Melbourne, Fl. She retired as office manager from Coldwell Banker Reality in Elkhart, Indiana. She was...
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Larry S. Hanshew

February 11, 2019

Larry S. Hanshew, 80, passed away Monday February 11, 2019, at Woodview Health Care, Ft Wayne. He was born in F.t Wayne to the late Samuel and Katherine (Painter) Hanshew. Survivors include daughter Christine (Tim) Sweet-Geary, Ft Wayne; 2 sons Jeffrey (Von) Hanshew, Mississippi and Timothy (Cindi) Hanshew of Ft Wayne. Six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a...
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Esther Ruby Steffens

February 10, 2019

Esther Ruby Steffens, 95, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Parkview Hospice in Fort Wayne. Esther was born in Crookston, MN to the late Oscar and Amanda Wermager. She worked for Magnavox as a payroll clerk for 31 years, retiring in 1987. She was a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church and enjoyed four seasons, puzzles, and garage sales. She also liked to be involved in the church...
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Kevin James Slane

February 8, 2019

Kevin James Slane passed away on February 8, 2019 at the age of 59 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was a tool and die journeyman by trade, but in the evenings he also helped keep the swimming pools of many sparkling. When he wasn't working or watching the stock market, Kevin enjoyed riding his ATV, rolling craps at the casino, and spending time with his family. He loved a good seafood...
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Anthony John Lavka

February 14, 1929 - February 8, 2019

Anthony J. Lavka, 89 passed away February 8, 2019 at his home in Fort Wayne, IN surrounded by his loving family just a week short of his 90th birthday. He was born in Franklin, NJ to the late Anton Hlavka and Julia Kermes. Anthony earned his Bachelors from Rutgers University. He served in the US Marine Corp during WWII. Anthony's career was in sales and marketing in the plastics and polymer...
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Jay A. Sivits

February 3, 2019

Jay A. Sivits, 66, slipped peacefully away from us and into the loving arms of Jesus at 7:29 am on Sunday, February 3, 2019. She passed painlessly and peacefully with her family holding her hands. Jay was born July 3rd, 1952 to the late Doris and Bill Sivits. She grew up in Fort Wayne, graduating from R. Nelson Snider High School in 1970. She then went on to graduate from Ball State University in...
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Dallas L. Weibel, Jr.

February 4, 1925 - February 2, 2019

Dallas L. Weibel Jr., passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at the Danville Regional Rehabilitation Center. Born Feb. 4, 1925 in Fort Wayne, Ind., Dallas was a son of the late Dallas and Adel (Leamley) Weibel Sr. He lived most of his life in Fort Wayne, but lived in Danville, Ind. the past five years, and prior to Danville the Cataract Lake area. He was a facility engineer for International...
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Jeannie S. Lougheed

February 1, 2019

On February 1, 2019, just three months shy of her 97th Birthday, Jeannie S. Lougheed walked toward the Light, holding her Savior's Hand, into the arms of her beloved husband, Cook. After 65 years of marriage, Cook had waited patiently 11 years for this glorious heavenly reunion! Born on May 1st, 1922, into a musically gifted family, Jeannie was the middle child of Larry Guy Sibbitt and Glyde...
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Robert (Bob) Glenn Fansler

January 30, 2019

Robert "Bob" Glenn Fansler, received a big promotion on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. After running the race for 91 years he finally gets to kick up his heels in heaven. Following a fall on the ice in the bitter cold, he peacefully went to be with his Lord surrounded by prayers, singing, scripture and encouragement voiced by his loving family. The love of his life was his wife Violet (Vi) who...
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Raymond Hayes

January 29, 2019

Raymond Hayes, 83, passed away, Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in South Bend, IN, to the late Herman and Julia Hayes. He married Deborah Neal in 1970 and she survives. He enjoyed selling, building, and designing radio control sail space planes and owned Sky Bench, a company that sold Sailplane Kits. He also had a long career in automobile sales....
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Robert W. Lohman

January 27, 2019

Robert W. Lohman, 81, passed away on January 27, 2019. He was born on September 5, 1937 in Lawrence, KS, the son of the late William and Nadine Lohman. Robert worked at Raytheon/Magnavox for 35 years until his retirement. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Johna Lohman; children, John (Torri) Lohman, Janet Potts, James (Anne) Lohman, Jill (Chris) Stewart; grandchildren, Ashley Potts,...
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Sandra Lynn Nicholson

January 26, 2019

Sandra Lynn Nicholson, 68, passed away at home on January 26, 2019. She was born on August 18, 1950 in Fort Wayne, IN, the daughter of the late Clyde and Alice Nicholson. She was a 1968 graduate of Elmhurst High School and attended Indiana University for a year after graduation. She was an active member of The River Christian Church and helped with children ministries. Sandra was also very...
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Mary Lu Durham

January 25, 2019

Mary Lu (Sherman) (Meeks) Durham, 84 died on Friday, January 25, 2019 at her residence in Fort Wayne. She was born in Portland, IN on 3/3/1934 to Warren and Merle Sherman. She married the love of her life, Donald Meeks in 1953, he passed away at age 31 in 1961. Mary Lu was an incredible woman, who at age 27 was widowed left to raise her only daughter alone. She enrolled in St. Francis College and...
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Pauline Flaugh

January 24, 2019

Pauline Flaugh, 99, passed away January 24, 2019. She was born in Okolona, OH on June 19, 1919, the daughter of the late Henry and Dora Panning. Pauline was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and many hand crafts. She is survived by her children, Edward Flaugh, Richard Flaugh, and Dianne Flaugh; and her sister Ida Jenkins. She was preceded in...
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Kenneth (Ken) Miller

January 21, 2019

Kenneth "Ken" Miller, 87, passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus on January 21, 2019. Ken was born in North Manchester, IN, to Glen and Ruth Miller. Ken served for 4 years in the Air Force during the Korean War. He then worked for Lincoln National Life for 31 years before retiring in 1993. Ken was a dedicated fan of the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and IU Hoosier Basketball. He loved spending time...
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Stanley J. Podzielinski

January 20, 2019

Stanley J. Podzielinski, 93, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 20, 2019, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born in Utica, NY to the late Adolph and Aniela Podzielinski. He married Eugenia A. Scatko on April 24, 1954 and she survives having enjoyed 65 years of marriage. He served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corp during the invasion of Japan. Earning his degree from the Univ. of Washington, he...
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Tommy Lee Hutchings

January 19, 2019

Tommy Lee Hutchings, 73, passed away Saturday January 19, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital. He was born May 28, 1945 in Battle Creek Michigan to the late Edward and Ila Mae (Garrett) Hutchings. He married Millie Duvelius on June 20, 1970 at St Joseph Catholic Church Shelbyville, Indiana. Tommy retired from General Electric and after retiring from General Electric he work security for the Brinks...
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Peter Marino Saya

January 18, 2019

Peter Marino Saya, 65, passed away Friday, January 18, 2019 at his residence in Roanoke. He was born in Syracuse, NY to the late Peter and Jane Saya. He was a graduate of Henninger High School in Syracuse, NY. He married Christine on November 7, 1992 in New York and she survives. He worked for GM as a process engineer for 36 years until his retirement in 2008. He also worked for EFC for 7 years....
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Opal Mae Hamrick

January 16, 2019

Opal Mae Hamrick, 94, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Fairview Living Center in Centreville, Michigan. She was born in Wabash, IN to the late Nathan and Mabel Marie Bricker. Opal graduated from Central High School in 1943. She married James Leon Hamrick Sr. on April 3, 1948 in Columbia City, IN and he preceded her in death. She was a life-long member of the Order of Easter Star and...
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Robert R. Harkenrider

January 12, 2019

Robert R. Harkenrider, 84 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2019. Born February 20, 1934, he was the youngest son of the late Frank and Zula (Buchtel) Harkenrider. Robert served in the United States Army, and served as a Boiler Operator at the Embassy Theater, Falstaff Brewery and the V.A. Hospital of Northeast Indiana where he retired from in 1997. "Bobby" always had a...
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Patsy R. Reese

January 10, 2019

Patsy R. Reese, 91, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne. Born in Centerville, Indiana to the late John Floyd and Annis Dynes, she later attended Ball State University where she met her husband Revere Reese, Jr. Patsy and Revere were married on August 17, 1947 and enjoyed 68 years of marriage before preceding her in death. She was an avid animal lover, enjoyed...
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Mary Ann Brown

January 8, 2019

Mary Ann Brown passed in peace on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 at the age of 84. Born to John and Martha Richter (deceased) on July 4th, 1934 in Winona, MN, Mary Ann was the beloved mother of five children, Matthew Brown, (Jill), Sharon Hallock (deceased), (Dave), Shelia Brown, Douglas Brown, (Denise) and Mark Brown, (Patricia), devoted wife of 14 years to John Brown (deceased), a loving sister to...
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Martha F. Etzcorn

January 4, 2019

Martha F. Etzcorn, 89, passed away on January 4, 2019 at Celina Manor, Celina, OH. She was born July 3, 1929 in Bryant, WI, the daughter of the late Earl and Martha Scott. Surviving are her son, Michael (Sue) Etzcorn; daughter-in-law, Sheri Etzcorn; grandchildren, Bryan (Melissa) Etzcorn, Jennifer (Jeremy) Lawrence, Daniel (Katie) Etzcorn, Cory Etzcorn; great-grandchildren, Reid Etzcorn, Alex...
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Terry E. Krinn

January 1, 2019

Terry E. Krinn, 77, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne. He was born in Wells County to the late Orest A. and Alice May Krinn. Terry served honorably in the United States Army and worked for GTE until his retirement. He proudly received the Indinapolis Star and Indianapolis News Military Achievement Award. He was a member of The Chapel. He enjoyed golfing,...
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Lillian N. Brown

December 31, 2018

Lillian N. Brown 88, Devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother, went home to be with the Lord December 31st. She was born in Churubusco but lived and worked most of her adult life in Fort Wayne. Family and church came first but in her free time she loved to take automobile trips to see the United States. Lillian retired as Church secretary from Fort Wayne Baptist Temple and in her later years kept...
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Brian Lister Bates

December 23, 2018

Brian Lister Bates, of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Boyne City, Michigan died at his Fort Wayne home, surrounded by his loving family, December 23, 2018 after courageously battling ALS. A graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Brian started his career at Stanford University in a Cardiovascular Research Lab. From there, he joined Cook, Inc. His career at Cook Medical spanned forty one years. At...
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Jack E. Emrick

December 21, 2018

Jack E. Emrick, 77, passed Friday December 21, 2018 at Parkview Regional Hospital. Jack was born to the Late Orval and Ruby (Hawk) Emrick. He is survived by sisters, Carole (Ed) Huntine, Patricia (Tom) Druley. Funeral services 11:00 Am Friday December 28, 2018 D O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home 8325 Covington Rd Ft Wayne with calling one hour prior to the service. Burial...
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Mary Ann Drees

December 21, 2018

Mary Ann Drees, 83, passed away on December 21, 2018. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park.
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Richard (Rick) Kaylor

December 20, 2018

Richard "Rick" Kaylor, 61, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne to the late Donald and Rosemary (Caccamo) Kaylor. He was a graduate of Paul Harding High School and served honorably in the United States Army and Reserves as drill sergeant. Rick worked for the Allen County Highway Department for 34 years as a mechanic...
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Anthony (Tony) Takacs

December 15, 2018

Anthony "Tony" Takacs, 78, passed away on December 15, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on June 4, 1940. He was the son of the late Joseph Takacs and Catherine Frye. Tony served our country's armed forces in the US Airforce and was honorably discharged in 1962. Outside of his military service, he started his career with International Harvester and quickly transitioned to being a...
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James F. Horgan

December 11, 2018

James F. Horgan, 92, resident of St. Pete Beach, Fla., and Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg, Fla. Born May 30, 1926 in St. Louis, Mich., he was a son of the late Daniel and Bernice (O'Melia) Horgan. James graduated from St. Louis High School in Michigan and served in the U.S. Army. He furthered his education at the University of...
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Edith Ann Dickerhoof

December 10, 2018

Edith Ann Dickerhoof, 82 passed away December 10, 2018 at Heritage Pointe Communities of Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on May 16, 1936 to the late Elmer and Virginia Gutman, and has been a lifetime resident. Edith graduated from North Side High School in 1954. Edith was a devoted member of Brookside Community Church for many years and also volunteered at Hope Alive. She enjoyed...
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Dwight E. Siela

December 7, 2018

Dwight E. Siela, 89, passed away on December 7, 2018. He was born in Wells County, IN on December 18, 1928, the son of the late Leo and Emma Siela. Dwight was a member of Markle Church of Christ and always very active in his church community. He worked at Nipsco for 36 years, and retired as a supervisor. Dwight was a sports fan of many varieties, basketball, baseball, softball and golf. He loved...
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Betty Marie Welch

December 6, 2018

Betty Marie Welch, 97, passed away on December 6, 2018. She was born in Fort Wayne on June 24, 1921, the daughter of the late Ed and Anna Minneker. She attended South Side High School and was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church. Betty was a long time member of the Dorcas Quilting Circle at Trinity English Lutheran Church. She was a passionate follower of golf, avid reader, and loved...
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J. Michael O'Hara

December 2, 2018

J. Michael O'Hara, 90, passed away peacefully, Sunday, December 2, 2018, at the hour of Divine Mercy. He was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan on October 25, 1928, the son of the late Dr.Martin Patrick and Fern (Smith) O'Hara. He married Sally Ann Berghoff on November 5, 1955, she preceded him in death on December 25, 2017. Mike received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame in...
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Laura Elizabeth Larkin

November 26, 2018

Laura Elizabeth Larkin, 33 passed away at her home in Fort Wayne, IN. Monday November 26, 2018. She was born in Denver Colorado and moved to Fort Wayne in 2000. Laura graduated from Homestead HS in 2003 and earn her Bachelors in Creative Writing for Taylor University of Fort Wayne In. She was a project manager with JH Specialty of Fort Wayne. She is survived by her twin daughters Cora and Lucy...
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Vivian J. Albert

January 24, 1930 - November 23, 2018

Vivian J. Albert, 88, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018 at home. Born in Culver, IN, Vivian was the daughter of the late Arthur and Velma (nee Zechiel) Hatten. She married the late Vaughn Albert on October 16, 1949. Together they were dedicated members of churches wherever they lived, singing in and supporting the choirs. Vivian worked 20 years at Lincoln National Life Insurance Co.,...
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Joshua Lynn Parsons

November 16, 2018

Joshua Lynn Parsons, 29, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018 at his residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Josh was a 2007 graduate of Homestead High School and received his associate's degree from Sinclair Community College in Automotive Training. He enjoyed auto cross racing and fishing and loved spending time with his pets. He is survived by his mother, Karen (Stroud)...
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Donald R. Ferguson

November 11, 2018

Donald R. Ferguson, 80 of Fort Wayne passed away following a long illness on Sunday, 11 November 2018 on Veterans Day at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home. Born – January 10, 1938, in Fort Wayne, Don was the son of the late Robert & Leila (Gordon) Ferguson. Don graduated Central High School in 1956. Served in the U.S. Army at Fort Knox, KY, from 1961 to 1963. Earned a B.S. degree in Math and...
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Micheline (Mimi) MacMillan

November 9, 2018

MICHELINE "MIMI" MacMILLAN, passed away on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Born and raised in New Jersey, she was a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University and worked at Bendix Aviation in Teter boro, N.J. After marriage, she moved with her family to Fort Wayne. Her work career included Canterbury School, Maritz Motivation, the Pizza Hut corporate office and Travel Leaders. She is survived by her...
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Dolores Jane Schaefer

November 4, 2018

Dolores Jane Schaefer, 92, passed away on November 4, 2018. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 25, 1925, the daughter of the late Henry and Bertha Kaiser. Dolores was a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church. During her working days she worked at Stein Advertising, National Automotive, and Montgomery Wards. She was a dedicated Mother and Grandmother. She loved making new friends and being...
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Patricia (Pat) A. Lawlor

October 25, 2018

Patricia "Pat" A. Lawlor passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018 surrounded by her children in her home where she lived independently at the age of 88. She graduated from James Whitcomb Riley High School. She became a registered nurse and graduated from Fort Wayne Saint Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in 1952. She worked on the IV team at Saint Joseph Hospital from where she retired....
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James C. (Jim) McArdle II

October 21, 2018

James C. "Jim" McArdle, II, 64 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away October 21, 2018. He was born December 25, 1953 in Fort Wayne, IN. Jim was a graduate of Florida Atlantic University with a degree in Theater Arts and traveled extensively throughout Europe performing Shakespeare in numerous theaters. At one time Jim resided in Delray Beach, Florida and was known as "The Kite Man" as he was a stunt...
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Leroy Lynn Cook

October 19, 2018

LEROY LYNN COOK, 96, lifetime resident of Allen County, Indiana passed away on October 19, 2018, at Ashton Creek. Born June 18, 1922, son of Oscar & Chloe Cook. He attended South Side High School and excelled in sports playing football, basketball and track, awarded nine sports letters. He won the Kenworthy Trophy in years 1938 – 1940 as the best all-around athlete and in 1976 was inducted...
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Mary L. Marks

October 15, 2018

Mary L. Marks, 69, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018 at her home. Mrs. Marks was born on January 12, 1949 in Lafayette, IN to Thomas and Betty (Squires) Howat. She graduated from Francisville High School and then obtained an Associate's Degree from International Business College in Fort Wayne. On August 2, 1969, she married Michael Marks. She worked in customer service...
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Rita A. Snoke

October 12, 2018

Rita A. Snoke of Fort Wayne passed away peacefully on October 12th in Brownsburg, IN after recently celebrating her 100th birthday. Rita is survived by her daughter Janice (Greg) Roach-Conwell, grandchildren, Jodi (Bruce) Pfeifer, Jeff (Stephanie) Roach, Julie (Chris) Maury and great grandchildren, Emilee and Olivia Pfeifer, Carter and Logan Roach and Kendal and Samuel Maury. She was preceded in...
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Esmelita Villajuan

October 10, 2018

Esmelita Villajuan, 86, passed away October 10, 2018. She was born on June 8, 1932 in the Philippines. She was married to Roberto Villajuan for 63 years until his passing on June 3, 2017. Esmelita was a teacher in the Philippines for 34 years. When she and her husband moved to New Jersey, she also taught Elementary school. Esmelita enjoyed crocheting, and watching sports, including Tennis, Golf,...
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Judith (Judy) A. Niezer

October 7, 2018

Judith "Judy" A. Niezer, 72, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Judy volunteered at Bishop Luers High School, St. Joe Hospital, and the Northeast Indiana Radio Reading for the visually impaired. She was a woman of strong faith who enjoyed spending time with her family especially her three beloved grandchildren. She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed...
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