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Sylvia L. O'Connell

November 7, 1956 - July 15, 2019

Sylvia L. O'Connell, 62, passed Monday July 15, 2019, in Ft Wayne, Indiana. Sylvia was born November 7, 1956 in Ft Wayne, Indiana to the late Fredrick E. & Florence A. (Thomas) Hower. She married William O'Connell, who survives on October 10, 1998 at Trinity Lutheran Church Ft. Wayne, Indiana. She was Deli Manager for Kroger's on West State Blvd. for 30 plus years. Surviving with her husband...
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Russell Lee Neat

May 3, 1931 - June 20, 2019

Russell Lee Neat, 88, of Fort Wayne passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019. He was born on May 3, 1931 in Fort Wayne to the late William and Blanche (Miller) Neat. Russell served in the U.S. Airforce in Germany and Korea. He was a Deacon and member for many years at the New Beginnings Church. Enjoyed playing in his band Brand X., riding motorcycles, wood working and animals. Surviving him are his...
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Nathan Allen Sutton

June 9, 2019

Nathan Allen Sutton, 34, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019 in Gas City, IN. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN to John Sutton and Bonnie (Scott) Saylor. He attended Wawasee High School. He worked for Warner Electric and enjoyed river boat fishing and boating. Nate also loved music. Surviving are his children, Victoria Mahoney, Colton Sutton, Sidney Brooks, and Brandon Sutton; siblings, Nicole Sutton,...
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Wesley Gerig

June 9, 2019

Dr. Wesley Gerig, 88, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Ashton Creek Health & Rehabilitation Center. Wes graduated from South Side High School in 1948 and Fort Wayne Bible College in 1951. He received advanced degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary and the University of Iowa. From 1957 until 2008, Dr. Wes taught Bible, theology, and biblical languages at Fort Wayne Bible College, which...
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Deloris Jackson

November 18, 1950 - June 5, 2019

Deloris Jackson, 68, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at her home. Born November 18, 1950 in Marion, Ala., she was a daughter of the late James and Augusta (Boone) Jackson. She was a supervisor with Lincoln Life for nearly 10 years and later started her own daycare, Peach Palace, which she operated for 35 years and raised many children. She was a lifelong member of Jehovah's...
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Cheryl Ann Rethlake

May 13, 2019

Cheryl Ann Rethlake, 61 of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019. She was born on Tuesday, April 22, 1958 in Fort Wayne to the late Harold and Phyllis (Warfel) Rethlake. Cheryl received a Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Frances College, Majoring in Mental Retardation and learning disabilities k-12. A Master's degree in Emotional Handicapped k- 12 from Indiana University Southeast....
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Irwin Mallin

May 6, 2019

Irwin Mallin, 56, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away on Monday, May 6th, 2019 surrounded by friends, love, and laughter. He was born June 20th, 1962 in Syracuse, New York, the only child of his parents, Zurick Mallin and Evelyn Esther (Karlson) Mallin. Irwin spent most of his childhood and young adult life with his father, Zurick, and uncle, Towia, both born in Mlawa, Poland. Zurick and Towia...
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JoAnne Maxine Byrd Johnson

April 26, 2019

JoAnne Maxine Byrd Johnson 67, quietly and peacefully answered God's call on the afternoon of Saturday April 26, 2019, at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne Indiana. Born August 8, 1951 to the late George Joseph Byrd and Mary Rollins Byrd of Sparta, Virginia. At an early age JoAnne was baptized and joined St. Stephens Baptist Church in Central Point, Virginia. She attended the Caroline County...
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Ruth Helen Imler Langhinrichs

April 16, 2019

Ruth Helen Imler Langhinrichs died peacefully on April 16th, 2019. She was surrounded by her family and friends. Born on October 30th, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois, Ruth was the daughter of the late Susan Smith and Roy Imler. Her husband, Richard Alan Langhinrichs, former minister of the UU Congregation of Fort Wayne, passed away in 1990. Ruth was also preceded in death by her two younger sisters,...
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Jamara Denise Holley

April 15, 2019

Jamara Denise Holley was born on April 2, 2016 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Jaylin McLaughlin and Tamara Qunika Holley. Jamara was a helper, always doing something. If things didn't go her way, she would get upset and she would give you the puppy dog look, drop her head, poke out her lips and cross her arms. She would stand there until you felt sorry. She knew how to work a cell phone, and You Tube...
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Wanda Fernandis

April 8, 2019

Wanda Fernandis, 91, passed away Monday, April 8, 2019 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne to the late William and Ollie Durbin. She graduated from South Side High School and married her surviving husband, Manuel Fernandis, on August 15, 1947. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 296. She enjoyed playing cards, shopping, and being at...
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Rita E. McClellan

April 2, 2019

Rita E. McClellan, 66, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at her residence in Kimmell, Indiana. She was born in Bremerhaven, Germany to the late Erik and Hilda Meier. She married Jerry McClellan January 23, 1969 and he survives. She was the gardening and canning queen and enjoyed bingo. Above all else she loved her family. Surviving are her children, Patrick (Lisa) McClellan, Brian McClellan,...
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David K. Parrott

February 15, 2019

David K. Parrott, 78, of Ossian, Ind., passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at the Kindred Hospital in Lima, Ohio. Born Sept. 22, 1940 in Fort Wayne, David was a son of the late Walter F. and Helen N. (Wright) Parrott. He married Helen Kokosa, who survives, on Oct. 29, 1960, in Fort Wayne. David was a respiratory Therapist/Perfusionist from 1959 to 1998 in Indiana, Michigan and Arkansas. He was a...
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Jane Louise Baker

June 14, 1932 - February 5, 2019

Jane Louise Baker, 86, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Coventry Meadows, where she was a resident for 4 years since the death of her husband, Gerald. She was born on Flag Day, June 14, 1932. She was a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne and graduated from South Side High School. She was a lifelong member of Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren. Jane and her...
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Mildred Colderbank Richter

February 5, 2019

Mildred Colderbank Richter, 94, of Fort Wayne passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019 at Adam's Heritage Nursing Home. A memorial service in June will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements by D.O McComb and Sons Funeral Home of Fort Wayne.
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Joseph (Joe) Lee Myers

February 4, 2019

Joseph "Joe" Lee Myers, 58, passed away Monday, February 4, 2019 at his residence in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne to Jerald and Rosemary Myers. He enjoyed fishing, watching sports and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. Surviving are his wife of 18 years, Kathy Myers; children, Shannon (Charles) Reavis, Tricia (Ryan) Mann, Nikki Gieske, and Joseph (Mikaila) Gieske;...
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William L. Haines

January 29, 2019

William L. Haines, 66, passed away on January 29, 2019. He was born in Fort Wayne on August 3, 1952, the son of the late Frederick and Lucille Haines. William graduated from Concordia High School. He was a member of the Old Fort Coin Club and a past member of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Chorus. William was an avid golfer and loved to read. Surviving are his siblings, Joe Haines and Mary (Rob)...
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Patricia A. Owens

January 24, 2019

Patricia A. Owens, 72, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Gulf Port, Mississippi to the late Oscar Eugene and Kathleen Josephine Radu. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church and VFW Kekionga Post 1421. Patricia enjoyed camping and loved being with her family. Surviving are her children, Michele (Woodrow) Pridgen; two grandchildren;...
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Nanette Teixeira

January 18, 2019

Nanette Teixeira My beloved wife of 44 years, Nanette Teixeira (Riggs) 76, passed away Friday, January 18 at Aperion Care Fort Wayne, in Fort Wayne. Nanette had a talent to style hair and gift to communicate with others no matter their age. Upon graduating in 1960 from Mishawaka High School in Mishawaka, IN, she entered Beauty College in South Bend, IN and started styling hair in 1961. Nanette...
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Maurice J. (Maury) Berg

January 16, 2019

Maurice J. "Maury" Berg, 92 of Hoagland, IN passed away January 16, 2019. He was born October 28, 1926 in Hoagland, IN to the late Anthony and Loretta (Wyss) Berg. Maury was retired from Phelps Dodge after 44 years. He loved the outdoors and his favorite hobby was cutting wood. Maury is survived by his children, Charlene (Vince) Karr, Karen (Jerry) Wylds, Pamela (Calvin) Thiele, Gary (Judy),...
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Roland Quintin (Ron) Hite

January 11, 2019

ROLAND QUINTIN "RON" HITE, 80 passed away Friday, January 11, 2019 at Saint Anne Home and Retirement Community of Fort Wayne, IN. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne and born to the late Max Q. and Marjorie Hite. Ron graduated from South Side High School in 1956. He served in the US Air Force and 122FW Air National Guard. Ron was a Firefighter with the City of Fort Wayne until his...
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Cynthia Elizabeth (Betty) Hart-Aulbach

December 28, 2018

Cynthia Elizabeth "Betty" Hart- Aulbach, 97 passed away, Friday December 28, 2018, at ProMedical Defiance Regional Hospital in Defiance Ohio. She was born in Ligionier IN to the late Earnest and Mabel Coy. She attended Syracuse HS until she had to help raise her eleven siblings. Cynthia worked at Essex Wire for 13 years and with Fort Wayne Community Schools in the dietary department, retiring in...
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Tori Lynn Andress

December 13, 2018

Tori Lynn Andress, 19, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018 in Huntington County. She was born in Fort Wayne, to Jonathan and Rona Andress. She was a 2018 graduate of Wayne High School and was involved in the marching band where she played the quads. She was ranked 4th in her class. She was very talented and her talent came natural to her. She was an avid Chicago Cubs and Tennessee Titans fan....
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David L. Ray

December 6, 2018

David L. Ray, 74, passed away on December 6, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on April 4, 1944, the son of the late Chester and Flossie Ray. David served in the US Navy for over three years and was honorably discharged in 1967. He worked at Prairie Farms formally known as Allen Dairy as a machine operator for a number of years. David was a lifetime member the Southwest Conservation Club where...
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Marilyn June Alvather

November 25, 2018

Marilyn June Alvather, 88, has ended her earthly walk and joined her Lord Jesus Christ in heaven for her eternal life. She was welcomed into Heaven on November. 25th 2018. Marilyn was born on June 30th 1930 to her parents Ellen and Royce Rider. She married the love of her life Donald Louis Alvather on Christmas Day 1951. Together they shared life and love for 66 years. They raised two...
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Marilyn L. Wilkins

November 25, 2018

Marilyn L. Wilkins, 89, passed away November 25, 2018. Born May 25, 1929 in Fort Wayne, IN to Leo Theodore and Elsie Louise Baker. She married James Donald Wilkins in Fort Wayne on June 10, 1950. Marilyn graduated from Elmhurst High School. Early in her career she worked at Sears. Later, she and Jim acquired Country House Draperies on US 27 South. They provided window treatments and draperies in...
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Arlene S. Leib

October 28, 2018

Arlene S. Leib passed away on October 28, 2018. She is survived by the love of her life, Jere, and her loving son, Brian (Maureen); and brother, Alan Siegle. She was preceded in death by her loving son, Michael. A celebration of life is Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at 11:00 am with calling one hour prior at D.O. McComb and Sons 6301 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne, IN. No flowers please. Donations to...
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Eligio (Eli) Gonzalez

October 27, 2018

Eligio "Eli" Gonzalez, 27, was called home by God, October 27, 2018. He graduated from Carroll High School in 2010 and continued his education at IPFW. Eli was a Halo tournament champion, music lover with an amazing sense of humor. He was a loving son, brother, grandson, uncle and nephew. Eli was loved by so many especially his family. He is survived by his parents Charley Gonzalez III and Angela...
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Shirley Ann (nee Spasoff) Goeglein

October 16, 2018

Shirley Ann Goeglein (nee Spasoff,) 81, of Fort Wayne, passed away on October 16, 2018. Her beloved husband of 61 years, Stanley J. Goeglein, was at her side. She was the loving mother of Thomas J. (Nicole) Goeglein, Tamara A. (Daniel Frick) Goeglein, Timothy S. (Jenny) Goeglein and Theodore M. (Laura) Goeglein. Shirley was the proud baba of Eleanor and Evelyn Frick, Tim and Paul Goeglein, and...
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Teresa M. Glosson

October 12, 2018

Teresa M. Glosson, née Clark 91, passed away Friday, October 12, 2018 at Northwoods Village Ft Wayne. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts to the late Henry E. and Elizabeth (Sowle) Clark. She married Gene Glosson April 26, 1947, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Roxbury, Massachusetts. He preceded her in death on February 13, 2014. Teresa was a member of St John the Baptist Catholic Church, Ft...
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Dale F. (Fred) Oetting

October 11, 2018

Dale F. "Fred" Oetting, 71 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away October 11, 2018. Fred was formerly a Dishwasher for Fish of Stroh. He was a member of Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren. He is survived by his wife, Becky A. (Casey) Oetting, daughter, Koula Oetting, grandchildren, Mason, Carson, mother, Esther N. (James) Hein, sister, Debbie Oetting, brother, Gary Oetting and step-brothers, Richard,...
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Deloris Maxine Walda

October 11, 2018

DELORIS MAXINE WALDA, 86, passed away October 11, 2018 at The Hearth of Windermere in Fishers Indiana. She was born in Sault Sainte Marie, MI to the late William and Mildred Burtt. Maxine graduated from Sault Sainte Marie High School. She worked at Physicians Exchange as a phone operator for seven years. Maxine enjoyed reading and was an avid sports fan. She enjoyed watching IU basketball, Colts...
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Scott L. Brewer

October 6, 2018

Scott L. Brewer, 60, passed away Saturday, October 6, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Marion, IN, Scott worked as a City Arborist with the City of Carmel, IN for 10 years, retiring in 2010. He was a member of Fellowship Missionary Church, past president of Indiana Arborist Association, member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, and was an alumni of Wabash College. He enjoyed poetry, photography, and...
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Dora Mae Allphin

October 1, 2018

Dora Mae Allphin, 87, passed away Monday, October 1, 2018 at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne. She was born in DeMossville, KY, to the late William F. and Clara Mae Kidwell. Dora was a loving wife mother, grand and great grandmother. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, and needlework. Dora was a member of the Eastern Star. Surviving are her children, Allan A. (Lisa) Allphin of Fort Wayne, IN; Roxanne ...
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Timothy W. Reed

September 10, 2018

Timothy W. Reed, 53, passed away Monday, September 10, 2018 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Tim worked with Triscape Lawn Maintenance as a crew leader for 15 years. Tim enjoyed billiards and loved to fish and game on his computer. He was the life of the party and liked to go dancing with his best friend Jenny. He also loved spending time with his family. Tim had a...
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Judith A. Seligman Wall

September 8, 2018

Judith A Seligman Wall of Indianapolis, IN, passed away on September 8, 2018. She was born in Robinson, Ill on September 18, 1939 to the late Robert and Harriette Wilson. She graduated from Robinson High School and received her RN from Union Hospital in Terra Haute, IN. She received a BS degree in Counseling from St. Frances University in Fort Wayne, IN. Judy spent 20 years working for St. Joseph...
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Frances "B" Haines

September 7, 2018

Frances "B" Haines, 93, died peacefully September 7, 2018 with her loved ones by her side. Her only wish is to be remembered for the tremendous love she had for her children and grandchildren. Surviving are her children; Christopher Haines of Honolulu, HI, Pamela (Robert) Burnham of Henderson, NV, Patricia Douglass of Savannah, GA, Shellie (Rick Sowell) Haines of Tempe, AZ, Anita (Tom) O'Reilly...
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Michael Anthony Cozzi

August 15, 2018

Dr. Michael A. Cozzi, 54, passed away on August 15, 2018. He was born January 28, 1964 in Chicago, IL. He attended Drake University and graduated with a Pharmacology degree, and then attended the University of Illinois and obtained a Doctorate's degree in Anesthesiology. He continued in his medical field to further his education in medicine. Michael loved to hunt and fish, and enjoyed the...
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Willis (Bill) Colburn, Maj., USAF Ret.

August 7, 2018

Willis "Bill" C. Colburn, Major, USAF Retired, 96, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Born in Addison, NY he graduated from Cornell University and spent 25 years in the Air Force before retiring from General Telephone. He served in the Phillipines during World War II and also served in Korea and Vietnam during the war. He ended his service to our country at the Pentagon. He is survived by his...
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Emaline R. Suder

July 29, 2018

Emaline R. Suder, 97, passed away on July 29, 2018. She was born in Meyersdale, PA on December 9, 1920, the daughter of the late Charles and Lydia Saylor. Emaline worked 26 years for Joslyn Stainless Steel/ Slate Steel until her retirement in 1985. Surviving are her children, Frank (Verna) Suder, Mark Suder; Sharon (Stephen) Menefee; 3 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great...
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Charles W. Bristow

July 21, 2018

Charles W. Bristow, 90, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, Florida. Mr. Bristow was born on July 16, 1928, in Bedford, Iowa to Donald and Clara (Maring) Bristow. Mr. Bristow served his country honorably with the United States Navy during World War II. On January 10, 1950, he married his wife of over 50 years, Barbara J. Martin in Fort Wayne. Charles worked in...
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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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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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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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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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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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Luba J. Evans

May 31, 2018

Luba J. Evans, 94, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Neret, Macedonia, Luba owned and operated Southtown Inn with her family for 48 years. She was a member of St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church. Luba loved to cook and loved seeing others happy. She was very gracious and always had a smile on her face. Surviving are her children, Bill J. Evans and Cathy (Paul) Carteaux,...
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Mary Jo Stoffer

May 28, 2018

Mary Jo Stoffer, 91, passed away Monday, May 28, 2018 at Miller's Merry Manor-Fort Wayne. Born in La Porte, IN, Mary Jo graduated from South Side High School. She worked with Lincoln National Life Insurance Company for many years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church and the Lincolnshire Community Association. She volunteered many years at the Shawnee Library after...
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J. Robert "Bob" Shimer

May 18, 2018

J. Robert "Bob" Shimer, 93, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018. Bob was born on September 17, 1924 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana to the late Byrl Revere and Margaret (Knox) Shimer. One of his earliest claims to fame was that he was voted Ft. Wayne's most beautiful baby in 1926. His family moved to Toledo, Ohio where he had a wonderful childhood and told many stories about his adventures with his friends on...
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Barbara M. Aschliman

May 9, 2018

Barbara M. Aschliman, 60, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her brother, Bob (Judy) Aschliman of Westfield, IN. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Milton and Helen Aschliman. Service is 1:00 pm, Monday, May 14, 2018 at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Ave with calling one hour prior. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. To sign the...
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Mae Frances Ganaway

May 4, 2018

Mae Frances Ganaway, 77, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Houston, TX, and graduated from Phyllis Wheatley High School in Houston and earned her Bacheolors from Houston Tillltson College in 1962. Mae worked for the City of Fort Wayne in Human Resources several years. She was a member of The Chapel. Mae was the former Chairman for the League of the...
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Jerome L. Hille

May 1, 2018

Jerome L. Hille, 87, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jerome was the son of the late Eugene and Helen Hille. He worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad for 60 years, retiring in 2001. He served our country as a Korean War Army veteran. Jerome enjoyed gardening, his pet cats, and watching sports. He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and lived long enough to see them win...
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Jennie Baggott-VanGorder

May 1, 2018

Jennie Baggott-VanGorder, 66, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jennie was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Harber. She worked as a manager in the restaurant business for 40 years, prior to working part time at the Flower Gallery. She had a creative mind and enjoyed arranging flowers. She was a loving mother, and caring grandmother to her family. ...
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Sharon L. McCrory

April 24, 2018

Sharon L. McCrory, 74, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, she was a member of First Assembly of God, where she was an elder and involved in the Kids Rap Sunday Worship Ministry. She loved her church and had a strong faith. Sharon was a devout mother, grandmother, and aunt. She will be greatly missed. Surviving are her husband of 48 years, John M. McCrory of...
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Leonard M. Goldstein

April 20, 2018

Leonard M. Goldstein passed away April 20 in Carmel, Indiana at the age of 97. Len was born in Cleveland, Ohio, September 27, 1920, to Rose and Mitchell Goldstein. He graduated from Ohio State University, and soon moved to Fort Wayne, where he lived with his wife Rikki for the next 71 years. He worked in export management, spending the bulk of his career with the company he founded, Midland, Inc....
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Michael L. Serrani

April 15, 2018

Michael L. Serrani, 82, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Poughkeepsie, NY, Michael was the son of the late Frank and Isabel Serrani. He graduated from St. Francis De Sales High School of Utica NY. Michael worked for Catholic Charitees in Fort Wayne with the Peter Pan project for Cuban High School refugees. He later retired from his own wood manufacturing business,...
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Russell T. "Russ" Mumma

April 7, 2018

Russell T. "Russ" Mumma, 83, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Russ was the son of the late Harry and Gertrude Mumma. Russ served our country as a US Army veteran. Russ married the love of his life, Elaine on August 30, 1958 in Fort Wayne. He was a Registered Sanitarian with the Allen County Board of Health from 1959 to...
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Joanne K. Nelson

April 6, 2018

Joanne Kay Nelson (Hodges) was born in Beaver Falls, PA, November 16, 1930, and passed peacefully in Fort Wayne, IN, on April 6, 2018. Born the youngest of three, she lost her mother at an early age, creating a lifelong bond with her two older brothers, especially Jack. While at Aliquippa High School, she met Don Nelson, the love of her life. They married, moved to Fort Wayne, IN for Don's...
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Rachel Magdelina Htoo

April 3, 2018

Rachel Magdelina Htoo, 25, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Tavoy, Burma, Rachel was a member of Fort Wayne Baptist Church. Rachel attended and graduate beauty college in 2016. She enjoyed singing and had a beautiful voice. She also enjoyed dancing. She was the youth leader at her church and was passionate about being involved. She is...
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Eugene O. Neaville

March 16, 2018

Eugene O. Neaville, 84, passed away Friday, March 16, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fairfield, IL, Eugene worked with BF Goodrich for 17 years, retiring in 1994. He was a member of the Falcon Car Club of America. Surviving are his wife, Wilma Neaville; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his brother, Arlie (Judy) Neaville. Eugene was preceded in death by his first wife, Gertrude...
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Arthur (Steve) Kimmel

March 14, 2018

Arthur "Steve" Kimmel, 58, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Steve was the son of the late Robert and Betty Kimmel. Steve served our great country as a US Army veteran for 24 years. He loved working on cars, welding, watching NASCAR, and deer hunting. Surviving are his daughter, Melody Kimmel of New Haven; son, Steven Kimmel of Kendallville; three...
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Harold E. Apt

March 14, 2018

Harold E. Apt, 75, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Logansport, IN, to the late Paul and Helen Apt. Harold was a Rates Specialist with USF/Holland Motor Express for 25 years, retiring in April 15, 2009 with over 40 total years in the trucking industry. He was a member and former trustee for Eagles #248; and a volunteer at the Allen County...
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Bernard (Grumpy) James Stuller, Jr.

March 3, 2018

Bernard "Grumpy" James Stuller Sr., 63, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Kendallville, IN, Grumpy owned Grumpy Towing for many years. He was a member of the Baer Field Motor Sports Park Hall of Fame and loved racing and enjoyed riding his motorcycle. He was a devoted husband and father. He will be missed greatly. Surviving are his spouse of 34 years,...
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LInda J. Dunlap

March 2, 2018

Linda J. Dunlap, 78, passed away Friday, March 2, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Linda loved caring for her family as a homemaker. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church. Surviving are her 4 children, Robert (Jennifer Perrington) Dunlap, Jr., Brian Dunlap, Lori (James) Durbin, and Lisa Dunlap; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings, Jerry Bobay and Cheryl ...
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Linda J. Dunlap

March 2, 2018

Linda J. Dunlap, 78, passed away Friday, March 2, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Linda loved caring for her family as a homemaker. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church. Surviving are her 4 children, Robert (Jennifer Perrington) Dunlap, Jr., Brian Dunlap, Lori (James) Durbin, and Lisa Dunlap; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings, Jerry Bobay and Cheryl (William)...
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Harry Allphin, Jr.

February 13, 2018

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

January 31, 2018

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

January 23, 2018

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

January 18, 2018

Gregory Alan Marcus, of Fort Wayne died peacefully in his home on January 18th, 2018. Greg was born to Charles and Wilda Gene (Garman) Marcus on April 22nd, 1956. He was a lifelong musician and patron of the arts. He played the cello with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic for nearly forty years. Over the last eleven years he also held numerous board positions, such as chair of the investment...
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Dorothy M. Reust

January 11, 2018

Dorothy M. Reust, 89, passed away on January 11, 2018. She was born in Adams County, Indiana on November 4, 1928, the daughter of the late Ezra and Arminda Meshberger. Dorothy worked as a Financial Representative at Lutheran Hospital for 16 years before she retired in 1993. After she retired she continued to work part-time for several years. She was a member of St. John the Baptist, and very...
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Mary (Haycock) Passineau

January 10, 2018

Passineau, Mary (Haycock), age 87, passed away 01/10/2018 at Kettering Memorial Hospital in Kettering, Ohio. Mary was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on May 18, 1930 to the late George & Dorothy (Jones) Haycock. After graduation from South Side High School in Fort Wayne, Mary attended Albion College in Michigan where she became a member of Delta Gamma Sorority. At Albion she met and married her...
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Suzanne C. Armstrong

January 8, 2018

Suzanne C. Armstrong, 74, passed away on January 8, 2018. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on January 18, 1943, the daughter of the late Edward and Neva Hunsaker. Suzanne graduated from Northside High School in 1959. She went on to become a school librarian for FWCS, before moving to Indianapolis, where she worked at Indianapolis Public Schools as a librarian until her retirement. Suzanne started...
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Marie Flora Speith

January 7, 2018

Marie Flora Speith, 86, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Urban and Loretta Sorg. Marie had worked at Wayne Candies, Fort Wayne Wire and Die, Kmart, and Z-brick / ChemRex for several years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hessen Cassel. Surviving are her children Linda Marie Speith, Michael Joseph ...
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Mark A. Boner

January 6, 2018

Sergeant 1st Class Mark A. Boner age 43, passed away Saturday January 6th 2018 at Fort Hood Texas. He was born in Fort Wayne In. and was the son of Robert Boner and the late Patricia Habegger Boner. After graduating from Elmhurst High school in 1993 he served in the US army before joining the Indiana National Guard's 38th Sustainment Brigade based in Kokomo where he was a Battalion...
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William (Bill) P. Ryan

December 27, 2017

William "Bill" P. Ryan, 58, of Fort Wayne passed away after a short illness on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. He was born September 6, 1959 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late John H Ryan Sr. and Ruth M. Ryan. Bill worked at Alliance Tool Equipment in Fort Wayne for 23 years. He was a graduate of Northrop High School Class of 1977. Bill is survived by two brothers, John H. Ryan Jr. (Kim) and P. Brad...
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Mildred E. Hair

December 11, 2017

Mildred E. Hair, 70, passed away on December 11, 2017. She was born in Battle Creek, Michigan on December 27, 1946, the daughter of the late Stewart and Audrey (Cavinder) Spindlow. When Mildred was working she worked at the Hilton, downtown Fort Wayne. Mildred loved flowers, nature, and wind chimes. She was a member of Broadway Christian Church. Surviving; Melissa (Mark) Miller, Robert (Stephanie...
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Joan Veronica Mostes

December 8, 2017

Joan Veronica Wilde Mostes, 86 of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on December 8, 2017 at Covington Manor Health Center. Joan was born October 20, 1931, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she spent her formative years in the Olney neighborhood of the city with parents Carl Wilde and Veronica (Dagney) Wilde. As a young woman, Joan worked at the Philadelphia Naval Depot, where she met Ettore...
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Grace J. Favory

November 22, 2017

Grace J. Favory, 84, passed away on November 22, 2017. She was born on June 25, 1933, in Fort Wayne, IN, the daughter of the late Harry and Erma Nitz. Grace was always caring of other people, and her unwavering faith in God will not be forgotten. Grace is survived by her son; Charles (Cyndi) A. Favory; grandsons, Matthew (Amanda) Favory, Kyle Favory; an 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in...
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Robert E. Simmons

November 17, 2017

Robert E. Simmons, 78, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Robert worked as a warehouse operator with Ridge Napa for 45 years. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Army. Surviving are his 3 sons, Quinn Simmons, Joseph (Rachel) Wilhelm both of Fort Wayne, and Tae Murphy of Kihei, HI; brothers, Dave (Rita) Simmons of Auburn, IN, and Steve ...
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Norbert A. Minick

November 14, 2017

Norbert A. Minick, 74, returned to his heavenly Father Tuesday, November 14, 2017. He was born April 17, 1943 to the late Leo and Catherine Minick. He attended St. Henry's Catholic Church where he was a Mass server and Lector. Norbert served his country as a member of the US Army as a SP4 - E4. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1961. Norbert worked for North American Van...
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David B. Martz

November 13, 2017

David B. Martz , 61, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his daughter, Deanna Robertson of Pollock, LA, and his significant other, Diana Ervin of Fort Wayne. Service is 2:00 pm, Monday, November 27, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Ave with calling one hour prior. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsonscom.
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Donald R. Marlowe

November 9, 2017

Rev. Donald R. Marlowe, 70, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Harlan County, KY, Donald was a devoted pastor with Bluffton Church of God for over 25 years, he and his wife, Alma were the founders of the Bluffton Church of God Food Pantry. Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Alma Marlowe of Fort Wayne; son, Donnie (Beth) Marlowe; daughter, Christina (Jeff) Reichard...
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Jonathan B. Dalton

November 7, 2017

Jonathan B. Dalton, 39, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Jonathan worked in construction and landscaping for several local companies. He had a special skill of making custom pool cues. Surviving are his daughter, Isabella Dalton; parents, Steven and Katharine Dalton of Fort Wayne; sister, Jennifer (Kevin) Davis of Phoenix, AZ; brother, James Dalton of...
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Scott Alan Tindall

October 22, 2017

Scott Alan Tindall, 56, passed away October 22, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on September 10, 1961, the son of the late Stanley and Alma Tindall. Surviving are his daughters; Chrystal King and Holly King; and his brother Craig (Angela) Tindall. Funeral service will be held at 2pm on Friday, November 3, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park, 6301 Fairfield Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46807....
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Jesusita (Susie) DeLuna Guzman

October 20, 2017

Jesusita "Susie" (DeLuna) Guzman, 75, went to rest peacefully at her home surrounded by her family, on Friday, October 20, 2017. Born in Nixon, Texas, Susie was the daughter of Ramon and Maria DeLuna, who preceded her in death. She was a certified nursing assistant and took great care of her patients in the Alzheimer's unit. She was a caring and loving mother, grandmother, and great...
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Stanley Freet

September 27, 2017

Stanley Freet, 97, passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Grovertown, IN, Stanley worked as an instrument polisher and inspector with G.C. Conns Instrument Manufacturing Company and with 2 other instrument companies in Elkhart, IN. He joined the Army July 1, 1942 and served along with General Patton during WWII at one time in one of the 5 countries...
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James (Jim) Davis

September 22, 2017

James (Jim) Davis, 78, died Friday, September 22, 2017 at Parkview Heart Institute in Fort Wayne, Indiana after heart bypass surgery. Jim was born in Little Rock, Arkansas October 7, 1938 to the late George and Betty Davis. Jim served in the Army for 3 years as a Traffic Analyst in Germany. He will be buried with Military Honors. Jim worked in the Hotel and Restaurant business in Alabama,...
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Marguerite (Calkins) Horstmeyer

September 18, 2017

Marguerite (Calkins) Horstmeyer, 93, passed away peacefully, Monday, September 18, 2017, at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. She was born October 1, 1923 in Woodburn, Indiana to the late John and Helen Calkins. She graduated from South Side High School. Following graduation she attended business school. She married the late Arnold H. Horstmeyer on March 8, 1947. Most of her career was spent...
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Gottfred (Fritz) Kurzweg

September 12, 2017

Gottfred "Fritz" Kurzweg, 98, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Anamoose, North Dakota, Gottfred worked as an electrician with Lockheed for 50 years. He loved music and his family. He sang bass in many quartets and musical groups. Gottfred was a devout husband and father. Surviving are his daughter, Karleen (Bob) Martin of Fort Wayne; son, Kevin...
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Doris V. (Cummins) Emenhiser

September 9, 2017

Doris V. (Cummins) Emenhiser , 92, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Montpelier, OH, January 8 1925 to the late Carson N. and Flossie P. Cummins. Doris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and crafts and spending her winters in Naples, FL. Doris was a former member of ST.Luke Lutheran...
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Eileen Lageer Warner

August 30, 2017

Eileen Lageer Warner, 93, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Born in Owen Sound, Ontario Canada, Eileen was the daughter of the late Wilmot and Winnifred Lageer. Eileen lived her life for God. She was a missionary in Nigeria for 25 years, having taught in teacher training and theological schools while there. She also taught for twelve years at Emmanuel Bible...
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Arlene H. Mack

August 28, 2017

Arlene H. Mack, 94, passed away on August 28, 2017 at Lutheran Life Villages. She was born on December 20, 1922 in Allentown, PA, the daughter of the late Frank and Bertha Beischl. Arlene was a volunteer Librarian at St. Joseph Hospital for 31 years. While not spending time raising her three children, she volunteered a lot of her time with her church St. Joseph Hessen Cassel of which she was a...
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Betty Jean Forker Brumbaugh

August 27, 2017

Betty Jean Forker Brumbaugh, 89, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017. Born June 8, 1928 in Albion, IN she was the daughter of the late Oliver Forker and Faye Forker-Olinger. She graduated from Albion High School and International Business College. After marrying Paul Brumbaugh she became active in the Arcola community where they owned a grocery store. She later worked for Higgins and Swift...
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Leo Stronczek

August 25, 2017

LEO STRONCZEK, 83, passed away Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, peacefully with his family after a battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. Born in Fort Wayne, Leo attended Central Catholic High School and graduated in 1952. He was employed by the United States Postal Service for 43 years retiring in 1996. Leo is best known for his love of family and community. Throughout his life he was an active member of his...
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Mary Lou Hettinger

August 23, 2017

Mary Lou Hettinger, 85, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Born in Monterey, Indiana, Mary was the daughter of the late Ernest and Erma Hettinger. She worked at Don Halls Factory for 25 years, retiring in 1999. She was a member of Westview Alliance Church, and Easter Seals Arc. Mary enjoyed bowling, participating in the Special Olympics, going to the local festivals, and traveling. ...
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Mary Jane Millikan

August 23, 2017

Mary Jane Millikan, 73, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017 surrounded by her family after her battle with breast cancer for 4 and half years. Born in Fort Wayne, she owned Thinking of You Balloons. After retiring from her balloon business, she joined her husband at Tri R Services. She was a lifetime member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and St. Paul's Chapel at Clear Lake during the...
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Dianna M. Hamilton

August 21, 2017

Dianna M. Hamilton, 76, went to be with the Lord Monday, August 21, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Dianna was the family rock and cared for others before herself. Dianna is survived by her husband, Donald Hamilton; daughters, Sally (Bill) Bell, Becky (Joe) Daugherty, and Sherry (Gary) Mix; 5 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild. Dianna was preceded in death...
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Chris Stayanoff

August 15, 2017

Chris Stayanoff, 87, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 in New Haven. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Chris worked as a member of Asbestos Workers Local Union #41 retiring in 1987. Surviving are his sons, John Stayanoff of Fort Wayne, Tom Stayanoff of Michigan City, IN, and Joe (Stacy) Stayanoff of Orlando, FL; daughters, Ann West of Orlando, FL and Suzanne (Michael) Prudlow of Fort Wayne; and sister,...
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Julie A. Gard

August 9, 2017

Julie A Gard, 51, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Julie worked as a nurse with a variety of local nursing homes. Surviving are her husband, Darren Gard; parents, George and Renee Surine; brothers, Larry Surine, and Donald (Michelle) Surine; uncle, Bruce Bogner all of Fort Wayne. Service is 10:30 am, Monday, August 14, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons...
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Vallie Viola Brouwer

August 8, 2017

Vallie Viola Brouwer, 89, died Tuesday, August 8, 2017 in Fort Wayne after a 13 year battle with Alzheimer's. She was born on October 7, 1928 in Edwardsburg, Michigan to the late Emma (Peckinowsky) and Fletcher Smith. She lived a full life, always loving and willing to help. She loved her family and grandchildren. Val was an excellent dancer, loved throwing parties, and many will attest, was...
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