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Doris Jean Zwick

October 21, 2018

Doris Jean Zwick, 95, of Ft. Wayne began her heavenly journey, Sunday, Oct. 21st. She had been a resident at Lutheran Life Village, Pine Valley since 2015 receiving loving and gracious care from their staff. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Born August 23, 1923, she was the only daughter of the late Edward Killian and Bertha (Tonkel) Killian. Her love of school began at Franklin...
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Herold A. Tonak

October 20, 2018

Herold A. Tonak, age 67, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Tonak was born on January 5, 1951 in Minnesota to Calvin and Lois (Strahm) Tonak. He graduated from Northside High School. He served his country honorably during the Vietnam War with the United States Navy. Herold worked as a mechanic for Navastar for over 30 years before retiring. On...
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Joe I. Pee, Jr.

October 18, 2018

Joe I Pee Jr., 83, passed away peacefully at home early Thursday morning on October 18, 2018. He was born in Everett, PA on April 29, 1935, the son of the late Joe and Elinor Pee. Joe served in the Navy during the Korean conflict. He was a member of VFW Post 82, Navy Club Ship 245, St. Joe Athletic Club, and Crescent Avenue United Methodist. Joe was in the Automotive Sales Industry and worked as...
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Jacob Henry (Jake) Feichter , VIII

October 17, 2018

Jacob Henry Feichter VIII, "Jake", age 101 ½, passed away on October 17, 2018. An active Realtor® for over 70 years, Jake rehabbed 1,000+ area houses, working to help others have homes of their own. He served as president of the Upstate Alliance of Realtors®, and was a member of the local, state and national Associations of Realtors® and Associations of Home Builders. He was honored...
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Sarah Jane (McGrath) Carmona

October 15, 2018

Sarah Jane Carmona (McGrath), 78 years old, a resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana, died surrounded by family at her home on Monday, October 15, 2018. She was born to George and Collette McGrath (ne: Freistroffer). She grew up in Fort Wayne and attended St. Jude Elementary and Central Catholic High School. She earned an Associate Degree from Purdue University. She was Executive Secretary at Magnavox...
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Andrew (Drew) E. Ditton

October 13, 2018

Andrew "Drew" E. Ditton, 18 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away unexpectedly October 13, 2018. Drew was born May 3, 2000 in Warsaw, IN to Donald E. Ditton, Jr. and Katherine M. (Guetschow) Elias. He was a graduate of Snider High School and loved spending time with friends, playing the guitar and loved his four legged friends, Luna, Shilo, Chloe, Roxie and Rocky. He is survived by his mother,...
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Steven (Pookie) Godfrey

October 12, 2018

Steven "Pookie" Godfrey, 47, passed away Friday, October 12, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Pookie worked as an application analyst for AT&T for 11 years. Previously Pookie worked at Comcast. He taught early childhood development at Crescent Avenue Church. He enjoyed photography, music and being at the lake. Above all Pookie enjoyed spending time with his family, and friends. Surviving...
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Robert Dale Sowers, Sr.

October 10, 2018

Robert Dale Sowers Sr., 30, passed away on October 10, 2018. He is survived by his mother, Cheryl (Timothy) Kelly; devoted companion, Krystal Gramling-Sowers; son, Robert Sowers Jr.; sister, Amber (Nate) Sowers-Herd; step-sisters, Margo Kelly and Mary (Jarod) Kelly-Brown; and step-brother, Michael (Chriss) Kelly. Funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at D.O. McComb...
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Alice M. Schuhler

October 9, 2018 - October 9, 2018

Alice M Schuhler, died in Fort Wayne, IN on Oct 9, 2018 at 93. Born in Fort Wayne, IN on Feb.6, 1925. She graduated from South Side High School in 1943 and then worked as a machinist at GE till the end of WWII. She married William Schuhler in 1945, while he was in the navy, and were married 61 years until his death in 2006. They were preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Cerilda Fisher,...
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Bonnie J. Pappert

October 9, 2018

Bonnie J. Pappert, 95, died Tuesday at St Anne Retirement Home. Born in Akron, Ohio and was a member of St. Jude Catholic. Bonnie was a homemaker and a waitress for the Venice Restaurant and the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include; two sons, Tom of Fort Wayne and Kevin E. (Cindy) of New Haven; daughter, Jill A. (Rick) Stonebraker of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren;...
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Patricia S. Igney

October 5, 2018

Patricia S. Igney, age 77, died Friday October, 5, 2018 at Visiting Nurse of Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Paul and Elizabeth Igney. Patricia graduated from South Side High School in 1959. She work at GTE for 36 years and retired in 1995. After retirement she worked at Stuart Manufacturing for an additional six years. Patricia enjoyed watching movies, police shows,...
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Phyllis M. Barrand

October 4, 2018

Phyllis M. Barrand, 91, died peacefully in her home on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Phyllis was a 1945 North Side High School graduate and a member of Rho Zeta Chi Sorority. She worked at G.C. Murphy for 42 years, retiring in 1985. She was a life-time member of Forest Park Methodist Church and. She was a loving caregiver to her mother and a dog lover. She...
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Brenda G. Pence

October 3, 2018

Brenda G. Pence, 67, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Battletown, Kentucky, Brenda worked with Parkview Hospital for 30 years. She never met a person she did not see the good in. Brenda found her true purpose on November 15, 1996 and again on November 1, 2004 when she officially became NaNa to Jalen and Nia. They are her world and in...
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Mike St. John II

October 3, 2018

MIKE ST. JOHN II, 97, of Fort Wayne, Ind., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Born May 15, 1921 in New Orleans, La., he was a son of the late Edward M. and Eugenie (Markey) St. John. He served his country proudly in World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a pilot and over 20 years in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He was retired from Dana Corp. as the Assistant Plant Manager after 36 years of...
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Donald Eugene Ahr

October 1, 2018

Donald Eugene Ahr, 77, passed away on October 1, 2018. He was born in Decatur, IN on September 6, 1941, the son of the late Frederick and Marie Ahr. Don married Mary Lou Ahr on December 24, 1982. He was a charter member along with his wife of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Ft. Wayne, IN. Don used to enjoy bowling, golfing and model railroading, and currently model ship building. He worked as...
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Ruthie J. Groves

September 29, 2018

Ruthie J. Groves, 86 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away September 29, 2018. She was a Teacher for the Fort Wayne Community Schools for 42 years retiring in 2004. Ruthie was a graduate of Central High School and St. Francis College. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Ruthie is preceded in death by her parents, Vernon Ray and Ruth (Tigges) Castle, and her husband, James K. Groves....
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Barbara J. Mackey

September 28, 2018

Barbara J. Mackey, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 86, passed away Friday September 28, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. She was born in Lowell, Indiana to the late Leo and Ruth (Turner) Dierks. She retired from Lincoln Financial Group in 1992 after 37 years of service. She married James C. Mackey, August 6, 1955, who preceded her in death in 1991. Surviving are her sisters Dee Wagner, Columbus,...
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Doris G. Bailey

September 26, 2018

Doris G. Bailey, 98, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Ann Arbor, MI, Doris worked as a secretary with her family's milk delivery service for 21 years. She was a member of Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star, and Beta Sigma Phi. Surviving are her children Fred (Sonja) Bailey of Fort Wayne,...
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Carolyn A. Loshe

September 26, 2018

Carolyn A. Loshe, 84, passed away on September 26, 2018 at Ossian Health and Rehab. She was born on December 2, 1933 in Fort Wayne, IN. Carolyn attended South Side High School. She married the love of her life, Donald and spent 60 years together before his passing. Carolyn's favorite game was a dice game called "Shut the Box," she also loved playing board games with her husband while he was...
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David Stephenson

September 26, 2018

David Stephenson, 69, died quietly in his sleep at his home in West Central neighborhood on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 . He is survived by his 3 brothers; nieces and nephews. Memorial service to be determined at a later date. There are no services at this time per David's request. Arrangements entrusted to the care of D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home.
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Ronald L. Kaiser

September 25, 2018

Ronald L. Kaiser, 82, passed away on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at Heritage Park. Mr. Kaiser was born on July 20, 1936 in Columbus, OH and grew up in Springfield, OH and Fort Wayne, IN. Ron served his country honorably in Tokyo, Japan during the Korean War with the United States Air Force. He was an employee at Coliseum Montgomery Ward and Harris Kayot. Ron was also self-employed as an...
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Ernest (Ernie) Walter

September 24, 2018

Ernest "Ernie" Walter, 88 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away September 24, 2018. Ernie was born to the late Adolph and Anna (Muller) Walter in Fort Wayne, Indiana on February 23, 1930. Ernie graduated in 1948 from Central Catholic High School and joined the Marine Corp where he saw action in the Korean War. Upon Ernie's return from the war he married Marian Minnick February 16, 1952, whom she...
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Loretta Barnes

September 24, 2018

Loretta Barnes, 93, passed away on September 24, 2018. She was born on February 21, 1925 in Middlesboro Kentucky, the daughter of the late Thomas and Bessie Mae Gray. She was married to Leo A Barnes and worked as a Nurse's Aide at St. Anne's Nursing Home until her retirement in 1996. She was a collector of dolls and various keepsakes. She is survived by her son, Mike (Twila) Barnes; grandchildren...
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Frederick R. Dillon

September 20, 2018

Frederick R. Dillon, 72, passed away on September 20, 2018 in his home in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Gary, IN on September 15, 1946 to the late James and Effie Dillon. Frederick graduated from Gary Roosevelt High School. Before being drafted in to the US Army he was attending Miles College in Birmingham, Alabama. After serving he then returned to Gary Indiana and worked at U.S. Steele in Gary...
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Courtney Marie Ertel-Brown

September 20, 2018

Courtney Marie Ertel-Brown, 24, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2018 in New Haven, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN to Todd Ertel and Shawna Gunder. Courtney was a graduate of New Haven High School. Always being a hard worker, she worked through high school at Golden Years Nursing Home. Most recently, she worked with WaterFurnace International. Courtney was a devoted mother and loved...
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Deborah Jo Arnold Pickett

September 18, 2018

Deborah Jo Arnold Pickett, 69, of Fort Wayne died Tuesday at home. This Fort Wayne native was a graduate of North Side High School of 1966. She was former employee at Lincoln National Life Insurance Co. and ran a home day care service for over 30 years. She volunteered for the American Heart Association. She was a tireless homemaker, loving mother and grandmother, and support to all her family....
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Suzanne Klug

September 17, 2018

Suzanne Klug, 73, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018 at her residence. Mrs. Klug was born on June 28, 1945 in Fort Wayne, to the late Bernard and Virginia Franklin. Suzanne graduated from North Side High School in Fort Wayne. In May of 1978, she married the love of her life Robert G. Klug in Fort Wayne. Suzanne was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family,...
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April L. Fox-Hogle

September 14, 2018

April L. Fox-Hogle, 37, passed away Friday, September 14, 2018 in Whiting, IN. Born in Fort Wayne, April loved her four children and her family. Surviving are her children, Andrew (McKenna) Fox, Skyler (Courtney) Hogle, Elizabeth Hogle, and Isabelle Hogle; mother Christi Goble; grandchildren, Carson Fox and McKaylyn Fox; siblings, Leah (Adrian) Dennis, Faun Terry, and Clinton (Dolores) Goble....
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Linda Lu Patrick Hickox McCreary

September 13, 2018

Linda Lu Patrick Hickox McCreary passed on September 13, 2018. Known as Louie, she was born on November 5, 1937 to the late Delma Clarence Patrick and Hilda McCain Patrick, in Parker City, Indiana. The family moved to Auburn, Indiana shortly after. Louie was a 1955 graduate of Auburn High School. Louie started working in the Ft. Wayne Memorial Coliseum ticket sales office in 1982 and retired as...
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Marcella E. Ostman

September 12, 2018

Marcella E. Ostman, 95 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away September 12, 2018. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Fort Wayne, IN and worked many years with Catholic Charities. She is survived by her children, Mary (Gary) Thompson, Chuck (Wymema) Ostman, Jane (Ralph) Reppert, Anne (Chris) Watson, 17 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren. Marcella was preceded in death by her parents,...
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William (Bill) E. Cantrell

September 8, 2018

William "Bill" E. Cantrell, 71, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Covington Manor in Fort Wayne. Mr. Cantrell was born on May 31, 1947, in Long Island, New York to the late Lee and Dolores (Frazier) Cantrell. Bill attended North Side High School in Fort Wayne. He served his country honorably with the United States Navy and Marine Reserves. Bill worked at Value City...
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Alvie J. Hill

September 7, 2018

Alvie J. Hill, 95, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018 at home with his family by his side. Mr. Hill was born on March 17, 1923, in Sycamore, Ohio to the late Harley E. and Della S. (Rose) Hill. He graduated from McCutchenville, Ohio High School. Alvie served his country honorably with the Unites States 8th Army Air Corp., San Antonio, TX as an instructor on heavy...
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Joseph H. Moser

September 7, 2018

Joseph H. Moser, 85, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 when the angels took him to be with the Lord that he loved, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Bluffton, IN, Joseph worked with Rogers Markets for 40 years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of the American Legion, Post #111, Bluffton, IN and served honorably in the U.S. Navy. Joseph was a kind and loving man who...
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Joan Elaine (Fruitt) Franklin

September 3, 2018

Joan Elaine (Fruitt) Franklin, 92, our dear mother, passed away on September 3, 2018 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home. Born May 10, 1926 in Kosciusko County, Indiana to the late Floyd and Josephine Fruitt. She enjoyed working at Sears for 26 years in the Hearing Aid Department and was a member First Christian Church where she was a choir member and food bank helper. She is survived by two...
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Floyd P. Affolder

September 2, 2018

Floyd P. Affolder, 75, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Floyd worked with BF Goodrich for 32 years, retiring in 1997. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed, fishing, water sports, being at the lake, and gardening. He was very active in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He will be dearly missed. Surviving are his wife...
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Cleve Lunsford

August 25, 2018

Cleve Lunsford, 67, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Mr. Lunsford was born on May 21, 1951, in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Buford Lunsford and Betty (Donavon) Lunsford. Cleve attended North Side High School in Fort Wayne. He served his country with the United States Navy as a medic. On June 16, 1977, he married Patricia Lunsford in...
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Leonard (Butch) A. Adams

August 23, 2018

Leonard "Butch" A. Adams, 73, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at his residence. Leonard was born on April 28, 1945, in Fort Wayne to the late Leonard and Mildred (Palmer) Adams. He attended Southside High School in Fort Wayne. Leonard was a welder for Custom Tube Form in Fort Wayne for many years before retiring in 2007. After retirement he helped at the local...
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Ronald L. Enfield

August 16, 2018

Ronald L. Enfield, 68 of Hamilton, IN passed away August 16, 2018. He was born to the late Herman and Vera F. (Jack) Enfield on October 13, 1949 in Elkhart, IN. He was joined in marriage to Jo D. Ulery on August 21, 1971 in Elkhart, IN. Ronald worked for Kroger's in the Elkhart and South Bend, IN area for over 30 Years retiring as a Manager in 1996. He enjoyed playing golf and traveling,...
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David W. Mauritzen

August 15, 2018

David W. Mauritzen 81 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away August 15, 2018. He was born on April 17, 1936 in Peoria, Illinois to the late Melvin and Ruth Mauritzen. David was an Associate Professor Emeritus at IPFW after retiring from there in 2009 after 31 years. He played the trumpet in the Fort Wayne Community Orchestra, was a member of AOPA and was a Licensed Amateur Radio Operator. David is...
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Richard (Dick) C. Michael

August 15, 2018

Richard "Dick" C. Michael, 81, stepped in to Heaven on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Born on February 28, 1937, Dick was the son of the late Gerald Michael and Violet Murray Michael. Dick loved basketball and was a member of the Central Catholic High School basketball team, earning a basketball scholarship to the University of Dayton, where he played for one year. He later attended Marian College...
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Terrence (Terry) Mommer

August 14, 2018

Terrence "Terry" Mommer, 61, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, He was a graduate of Bishop Dwenger High School. Surviving are his brother, Larry Mommer of Fort Wayne, IN,brother, Mark Mommer, Fort Wayne, sister, Iris Mommer of Waterloo, IN. Terrence was preceded in death by parents, Sumner and Celeste Mommer, brother Jerry Mommer. Mass of Christian Burial is ...
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Josephine M. Kesterke

August 10, 2018

Josephine M. Kesterke, 89, passed away Friday, August 10, 2018 at her home in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Creston, IA, to the late James and Thelma McCann. Josephine moved to Fort Wayne in 1959 and worked as a District Manager with Fort Wayne Newspaper for over 20 years. She was compassionate, kind, generous and a most forgiving person. Josephine was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and...
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Mary Jane Knapp

August 9, 2018

Mary Jane Knapp, 86, passed away August 9,2018. Born in Redfield, SD to Herman and Mary Kleer. She graduated from the University of Michigan as a Registered Nurse and worked in the surrounding communities. Mary Jane was heavily involved as a member of the Trinity Church of the Nazarene. She was a loving, caring and nurturing wife and mother who dedicated her life to her family and her church....
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Betty M. Selzer

August 5, 2018

Betty M. Selzer, 92, passed away August 5, 2018. She was born February 10, 1926 in Fort Wayne, IN, the daughter of the late Francis Reed and James Wert. Betty retired after 30 years of service with GTE. Surviving are her children; Cela (Ray) Guiff, and Ronald (Brenda) Selzer; 4 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; and 4 nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be...
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Betty M. Selzer

August 5, 2018

Betty M. Selzer, 92, of Ft. Wayne, passed away August 5, 2018. Funeral services to be held at a later date.
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John Paul Rader

August 4, 2018

John Paul Rader, passed away peacefully at home on August 4, 2018. He was born in Dekalb, Illinois on December 15, 1956, son of the late William Rader and Henrietta Storer. John attended Lakeland High School. John kept himself busy, mainly driving truck in his working days. John enjoyed fishing, and spending time with his beloved dogs. He was known as an animal lover and a great joke teller....
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Carma D. Williams Coil

August 2, 2018

Carma D. Williams Coil, 90, passed away on August 2, 2018. She was born in Smith Creek, KY on March 15, 1928, the daughter of the late Ernest Alward and Gertie Mae Williams. Carma was a member of First Wayne Street United Methodist Church. She was happy working with her hands to make home a beautiful place for her family. Those who knew her were touched by her vitality, friendly openness and...
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Victoria L. McMillen

August 2, 2018

Victoria L. McMillen , 48, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2018. She is survived by her father, Jimmy McMillen of Beaufort, SC, sisters, Karen (Michael) Didion of Huntington, WV, Melinda (Brian) Allfrey of Wexford, PA, Laurie (Kevin) Coggins of Kathleen, GA, brother, James (Mary) McMillen of FL, former spouse, Don Combess of Fort Wayne, IN, and sister at heart, Jennifer Lafferty of Auburn, IN, 11...
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Nicole E. Smith

August 1, 2018

Nicole E Smith, 28, passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at her home in Fort Wayne. She was a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, Nicole graduated from Elmhurst High School in 2008. She was a Loan Advisor with Ace Cash Express for 3 years, Nicole loved to spend time outdoors, hiking at Fox Island and being with her family and friends. Surviving are her father, Carlis "Pete" Smith, Jr. of...
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Dorothy E. Foltz

July 29, 2018

Dorothy E. Foltz, 100, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne. She was born in Lima, OH, to the late Ezra A and Dessie McKinley. Dorothy worked in the office at Bowmar Industries for 26.5 years, and also SW Allen County Schools. She was a member of, TeteSheri #60 and the Mizpah Shrine Horse Patrol. Surviving are her grandchildren, Scott (Kathy) Foltz of Fort...
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Anthony Richard Rossi IV

July 28, 2018

Anthony Richard Rossi IV born on July 28, 2018 and passed away a mere 2 hours and 44 minutes later. He is survived by his loving parents, Paige N. (Meriwether) & Anthony Richard Rossi III, his brothers, James Pickering, Preston Grush, sisters, Audriana Rossi, grandparents, Ernie Meriweather, Gail Jackson, Anthony & Shari Rossi, Jr., Christina Whiteley, great grandparents, Charlotte & Anthony...
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Alicia Rodriguez Bower

July 27, 2018

Alicia Rodriguez Bower, age 67, passed away Friday, July 27, 2018, in Tampa, Florida. She was born in Havana, Cuba, to Federico and Sofia Rodriguez. She and her family came to the United States as political refugees in 1962. The family was sponsored by Epworth United Methodist Church in Bluffton, Indiana, where Alicia spent her formative years. She then moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana where she...
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Jerry G. Forney

July 27, 2018

Jerry G. Forney, 71 of Northome, MN and formerly of Ft. Wayne, IN passed away unexpectedly on July 27, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on May 27, 1947 to Robert and Billye M. (Phillips) Forney. Jerry worked in Ft. Wayne as a Finance Manager for several automobile dealers. He proudly served his country in the U S Marine Corp. during the Viet Nam War. No matter who Jerry was around, be it...
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Larry Sizemore

July 27, 2018

Larry Sizemore, 83, passed away Friday, July 27, 2018 at Chapman Place in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Herrin, IL, to the late Neumion and Elsie Sizemore. Lawrence was an accountant and was the Secretary Treasurer with Wayne-Vaughn for 30 years. He enjoyed cooking, entertaining at home, spending time on the front porch and eating at Don Halls Restaurant Original Drive Inn. Lawrence is survived...
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Sandra G. Lambertson

July 24, 2018

Sandra G Lambertson , 60, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at her home in Fort Wayne. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, Sandra graduated from North Side High School in 1976 and was a lifetime alumni. She was an Administrative Assistant with Park Center for 25 years, Sandra was a member of The Journey Free Methodist Church of Fort Wayne, She was an avid reader and...
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Betty J. Failor

July 23, 2018

Betty J. Failor, 97, passed away July 23, 2018. She was the daughter of Ruth C. and Claude B. Jefferies. She was a resident of Heritage Park Nursing Home for the last 2 ½ years. Betty was a graduate from North Side High School, worked at GE and later, she and her husband owned Coliseum Service Center. Betty kept the books, and did the payroll. She was active in boating, water skiing, ballroom...
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Mary Lou Mefferd

July 21, 2018

Mary Lou Mefferd, 82, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Marion, OH, to the late Dale and Mildred Vanderhoff. Mary was a salesperson with The Advertising Company of Fort Wayne for several years, Surviving are her daughter, Michelle (Robert) Wendell of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Skylar Wendell, Lila Wendell; brother, Bob Vanderhoff,...
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Betty L. Foltz

July 21, 2018

Betty L Foltz, went to be with her Lord and savior Jesus on July 21, 2018. She was born in Jamestown, NY, to the late Robert and Velma Parsley. Betty worked at Allied Mills, Union Central, Parkview Hospital admitting and Haley Elementary School for 20 years. Betty and her husband Chuck, foster cared for 20 infants, and both were First Aid certified. She loved animals, murder mysteries and...
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Darlene S. Pelz

July 19, 2018

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

July 16, 2018

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

July 15, 2018

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

July 14, 2018

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

July 14, 2018

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

July 11, 2018

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

July 10, 2018

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

July 9, 2018

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

July 7, 2018

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

July 4, 2018

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

July 2, 2018

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

July 1, 2018

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

July 1, 2018

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

July 1, 2018

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

June 26, 2018

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

June 26, 2018

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

June 25, 2018

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

June 24, 2018

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

June 17, 2018

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

June 16, 2018

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

June 16, 2018

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

June 15, 2018

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

June 14, 2018

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

June 14, 2018

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

June 12, 2018

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

June 6, 2018

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

June 5, 2018

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

May 30, 2018

Nancy "Joan" Cummings, 86, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at her home in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne IN to the late Blanchard Day, Sr.and Lelia Owen Day. Nancy was a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne and graduated from South Side High School in 1950. Nancy worked as a clerk with General Telephone for 42 years, retiring in 1993. She enjoyed gardening and tending to her...
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Donnie L. Snyder

May 28, 2018

Donnie L. Snyder, 67, passed away Monday, May 28, 2018. Born in Bryan, OH. Surviving are his son, Michael (Angela Hash) Snyder of Fort Wayne, daughter Kristy Ochoa of Fort Wayne, grandchildren, Elijah Snyder and Alicia Snyder of Fort Wayne, sister, Linda Hanson of WV, sister, Cheryl Bulmer of Bluffton, sister, Barbara Dinius of Markel, brother, John Snyder of Fort Wayne, sister, Gladys Tinney...
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Donald P. Stump

September 15, 1938 - May 27, 2018

Donald P Stump, 79, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Hartford City, IN to the late Paul V. and Esther Stump. Donald graduated from Muncie Central High School and was a US Air Force Veteran. He worked for IBM for many years as a Computer Repair Specialist. Donald was a volunteer driver for the Matthew 25 Dental Clinic for several...
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David Bob Ables

October 21, 1939 - May 25, 2018

David "Bob" Ables , 78, passed away Friday, May 25, 2018 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Bob worked currently at the Shepherd's House in maintenance and was an electrician with Laux Arnold Electric for 10 years, retiring in 2007. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy as a SeaBee, stationed in the Virgin Islands. He was a proud Purple Heart recipient. Bob was a...
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Dorothy Juanita Stuart

May 23, 2018

Dorothy Juanita Stuart, 90, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Baskets, KY in Henderson County to the late George Bowlds and Odessa Dunn, Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was considered as a gourmet cook and loved making meals for the family and friends. She was a faithful and longtime member of...
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Patricia L. McKenzie

May 20, 2018

Patricia L. McKenzie, 77, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 at her home in Fort Wayne, IN with family. She was born to the late Frank F. and Edna Wentworth in Beverly, MA. Patricia worked at Dana Weatherhead Corp for 26 years in the accounting department and also as a home health aide for 15 years before retiring. She was a member of Fellowship Missionary Church. Surviving are her husband,...
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Mary Maxine Pritchett

May 18, 2018

Mary Maxine Pritchett , 95, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018 at Hamilton House in Fort Wayne. She was born in Potoka, IN to the late Otto and Esther Oursler. Maxine graduated from Princeton HS in and also from Vincennes University. Her hobbies included knitting, sewing, cooking and baking. Maxine was an outgoing woman that enjoyed spending time with her friends. Maxine will be remembered for...
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Brenda K. Jackson

May 16, 2018

Brenda K Jackson, 62, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in Grabill. Born in Sherwood, MI was a member of American Legion Post 409 Auxiliary and Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawa Tomi. She enjoyed fishing and loved having her family together. She will be greatly missed. Surviving are her husband of 17 years, Steve Jackson; six children; and three brothers. Brenda was preceded in death by her...
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Donald William Davis, Sr.

May 15, 2018

Chief Petty Officer Donald William Davis Sr., of Fort Wayne Indiana was born to the late Herman Davis and Dorothy (Hollopeter) Davis on December 6, 1946. He left his earthly home on May 15, 2018, surrounded by his family. He served twenty years in the United States Navy retiring on October 31, 1986 in Waianae Hawaii. Following his retirement Don enjoyed his family, camping and traveling. He is...
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Darleen Yvonne (Murphy) Schmidt

May 15, 2018

Darleen Yvonne (Murphy) Schmidt, 88, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at The Hearth at Windermere in Fishers, Indiana. Born in Muskegon, Michigan, Darleen was the daughter of the late Bernard and Lorraine Murphy. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and caring grandmother and great-grandmother to her family. She was a 50 year member of Plymouth Congregational Church, and a 25 year member of...
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Ella Mae Lucas

May 11, 2018

Ella Mae Lucas, 84, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Halls, TN, Ella was a member of Sandpoint Congregation Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Surviving are her children, Evelyn Randale of Dowagiac, MI, Bertha (Lee) Nickens of South Bend, IN, Donald (Brenda) Lucas of Dowagiac, MI, Christopher (Donna) Lucas of Indianapolis, IN, Robin M. (Edward) Crawford of Fort Wayne,...
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Wanda L. Saalfrank

May 9, 2018

Wanda L. Saalfrank, 90, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Born in Harco, Illinois, Wanda was the daughter of the late George and Letha Arthur. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and caring grandmother to her family. She enjoyed bowling, and shopping daily. Wanda was an avid animal lover and any animal that made it in to her home, "Had it Made." She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran...
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Donna Dobbins

January 8, 1956 - May 7, 2018

Donna Dobbins, 62, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 surrounded by loving family. Born in St. Joseph, MI, to Norman and Bonnie Payne. She graduated from Lake Shore High School. In 1976 Donna married her loving husband Jim and had two children, Amy and Jimmy. Donna followed her husband all over the country till they settled down in Fort Wayne. She loved to read, watch game shows, enjoy Cubs game...
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Vivian M. Pierce

May 7, 2018

Vivian M. Pierce, 99, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 in New Haven. Born in Fort Wayne, Vivian worked as a supervisor with Square D for many years. Surviving are her children, Richard Pierce, James Pierce, and Rosemary Dinius all of Fort Wayne; 9 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Vivian was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Pierce; grandson, Jim...
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Albert Lawson

May 5, 2018

Albert Lawson, 55, passed away May 5, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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