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Julia Mildred (Shaw) Nash

June 22, 2019

Julia Mildred (Shaw) Nash, 95, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Parkview Randallia. Mrs. Nash was born on August 22, 1923 in Elbert County, Georgia to John William and Essie Mildred (Mann) Shaw. On April 26, 1940, she married Charlie Nash in Georgia. Julia worked as a press operator for Coverall Rental for 40 years before retiring She enjoyed gardening, tending to...
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Rosanna J. (Stamm) Showalter

April 24, 1928 - June 22, 2019

Rosanna J (Stamm) Showalter, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away on June 22, 2019. Born on April 24, 1928, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Charles H and Kaythryn I (Carr) Stamm. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne, and sang in the choir for more than 50 years. Rosanna attended Olivet University, majoring in music, and was a featured soloist with the Tokheim...
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Lois Marie Bright

August 12, 1933 - June 20, 2019

Lois Marie Bright, 85, of Fort Wayne, passed away on June 20th. She was born on August 12th, 1933 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri to the late Albert and Marian Morrison. She was a faithful member of Shiloh Baptist Church for many years, serving on the trustee board. An avid sports fan, she enjoyed watching basketball, football and Tiger Woods. Having developed an affinity for fashion at a young age...
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Sharon E. (Shari) Cox

July 7, 1945 - June 20, 2019

Sharon E. "Shari" Cox, 73, passed away on June 20, 2019. She was born on July 7, 1945 in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of the late Elson and Virginia Erler. Shari graduated from North Side High School in 1963. She was an active member of The Red Hat Society for a number of years. Shari enjoyed being with her family, especially playing cards and the game liverpool. She is survived by her children,...
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Dorothy E. Nolan

December 11, 1924 - June 18, 2019

Dorothy E Nolan, 94, passed away on June 18, 2019. She was born December 11, 1924 in Johnstown, PA, the daughter of the late James and Gertrude Staman. She is survived by her children; Sandra Michael, Barbara (Charles) Cole, Terri Worth, R.Scott (Deb) Nolan, 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, S. Ted Nolan; brother,...
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Alexis deWeese

December 4, 1958 - June 16, 2019

Alexis deWeese, 60, passed away on June 16, 2019. He was born in Flora, IL on December 4, 1958, the son of the late Carmon and Dorothy deWeese. Alexis started working with ITT Aerospace (now known as Harris) for 34 years. Family, grandchildren, traveling with his beautiful wife, and St. Louis Cardinals baseball were among his favorite things. Alexis was well respected and loved by his family, co...
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Catherine (Kate) J. Luke

November 29, 1927 - June 16, 2019

Catherine "Kate" J. Luke, 91, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Kendallville, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019 with her husband, Bob, at her side. She was born to the late Alva and Elsie (Hills) Acker in Kendallville on November 29, 1927. Kate is survived by the love of her life of 71 years, Robert "Bob" D. Luke Sr.; children, Robert D. Luke Jr., Dennis E. Luke, Sarah A. (Jaime) Hanna, and...
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Doris A. Schmidt-Bradtmueller

June 15, 2019

Doris A Schmidt-Bradtmueller, 81, of Fort Wayne, passed away on June 15, 2019. Born on November 20, 1937, in Amberg, Wisconsin, she was a daughter of the late, Harvey and Henrietta (Beach) Bright. She is survived by her husband, Gilbert Bradtmueller; daughter, Sherrie (Doug) Reynolds; son, Steven (Deb) Schmidt; step-children, Gary (Christine) Bradtmueller, Beth (Mike) Saveio, and Carl (Carrie)...
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Russel R. Sorgen

June 13, 2019

Russel R. Sorgen, 87, A life long resident of Fort Wayne, Russell Sorgen passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning June 13, 2019. He was much beloved by all who were fortunate enough to know him. Born In 1931, He went to Precious Blood Church & School, then on to Catholic and Central Catholic High School, where he was a football and basketball star. At Central, some of his football...
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Joshua David Beck

March 23, 1978 - June 12, 2019

On Wednesday June 12, 2019, Joshua David Beck, loyal son and brother, suddenly passed away in his home at age 41. Joshua was born March 23, 1978 in Fort Wayne, Indiana and grew up in and around Fort Wayne. He graduated from South Side High School in 1996. He enjoyed working hard and spent most of his working career in service for the construction industry, and for local sports teams, the...
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Sally Puff

June 10, 2019

Fort Wayne, IN - Sally Puff, age 64, loving wife, mother, Nana, and sister, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019, surrounded by family. Sally graduated North Side High School and then earned a Bachelor's Degree in Ultrasound Technology from Butler University. In her later years, she enjoyed working as a teaching assistant at Price Elementary. She loved supporting her local Church, singing music...
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Wyatt Jensen Parrish

June 7, 2019

Wyatt Jensen Parrish, infant son of Brianna Norman and Daniel Parrish, passed away on June 7, 2019. Graveside service will be 1:30pm, Wednesday, June 12, at Highland Park Cemetery, 2403 East Wallen Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825. Arrangements by DO McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave, Fort Wayne.
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Betty L. Junior

March 31, 1931 - June 3, 2019

Betty L. Junior, 88, passed away on June 3, 2019. She was born on March 31, 1931 in Fort Wayne, Indiana the daughter of the late Fred and Hazel Woods. Betty worked at G.E. and went on to retire from Power Wheels. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening and playing bingo. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Forkert; and grandchildren, Trevin Forkert, Kyla Forkert, and Shawn Junior. She was...
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Margueretta E. Coleman

June 2, 2019

Margueretta E Coleman, 95, of New Haven, passed away on June 2, 2019. Born on September 30, 1923, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Edith (Sarber) Porter; and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #432, of Fort Wayne, for 68 years. She is survived by her son, John A (Lois) Coleman; daughter-in-law, Shari Musgrave; grandson, Adam Coleman; and several nieces...
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Rande L. Church

May 30, 2019

Rande L. Church, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Arrangements by D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Scott William Simpson

May 30, 2019

Scott William Simpson, age 55 of Fort Wayne, IN, left this earth on May 31th, 2019. He was born on June 20th, 1963 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Scott moved to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico in 1978. He attended and graduated from the local high school. Scott enrolled at NMSU Las Cruces, New Mexico and earned his B.S. degree in Computer Science. He went on to earn his Masters Degree in Business...
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Marilyn L. Mueller-Rowley

May 29, 2019

Marilyn L. Mueller- Rowley, 80, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2019. She was born on June 27, 1938 in Wolf Lake, Indiana to the late Clyde and Laura Bell (Londt) Walker. She retired from Magnavox. She was a member of Good Shepard Church, Delta Sigma Capa, and The Red Hat Society. She was an avid gardener, liked to cook, and spend time with her grandchildren. Marilyn loved...
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Robert E. Karn

May 28, 2019

Robert E. Karn, 64, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Life Care Center in Rochester, Indiana. He was born in Fort Wayne and served honorably in the United States Marine Corps. He drove truck for a living and enjoyed playing billiards. Surviving are his children, Steven Baysinger, Annette (Charles) Noble, Robert Eugene Karn II, Clarence (Rachel) Baysinger, Elizabeth (Josh Rhodes) Karn,...
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Jean Ann (Brielmaier) Shipka

May 24, 2019

Jean Ann (Brielmaier) Shipka, 79, of Fort Wayne, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 24, 2019. Jean was born on July 27, 1939, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of late Fred and Lucille Brielmaier. Jean graduated from Central Catholic High school in 1957 then met and fell in love with John Marvin Shipka who she married on May 29, 1965. John preceded her in death in 1981. Jean worked for Lincoln...
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Sara Sally Brielmaier

May 19, 2019

Sara "Sally" Brielmaier, 77 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away Sunday, May 19th after a short battle with cancer. She was a loving mother, best friend and will be missed greatly. She will forever be loved and in our hearts. Sara was an aficionado and collector of snowmen and tablecloths and the family wishes to share their condolences to QVC for the loss of a valued Gold Member. She is survived by...
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Clarence William Figel

May 16, 2019

Clarence William Figel, Jr.94 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away May 16, 2019. He was born to the late Clarence W. and Melinda (Irmscher) Figel on December 25, 1924. He was the former owner of Figel Construction Co. Clarence proudly served his country during World War II. He was a 50 year member of the Summit City Lodge #170 F &AM. Clarence is survived by his children, Terry M. Figel, Patrick W....
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Terrence (Terry) Jack Gleave

May 15, 2019

Terrence "Terry" Jack Gleave, 72, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Buffalo, New York to the late Norman Hamilton Gleave and Alice Ethal Pixley. He was a 1964 graduate of Hutchinson Technical High School in Buffalo, New York. He then attended Indiana Institute of Technology in 1968 and graduated with a bachelor's in civil...
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Jackie Lee Ketron

May 11, 2019

Jackie Lee Ketron, 61, of New Haven, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019. He was born to the late Lloyd and Ines (Tabor) Ketron on September 8, 1957. Jackie is survived by his sons, Lee (Kelly) Ketron and Josh (Logan) Ketron; grandchildren, Peyton and Gideon Ketron; brother, Roger Ketron; and nieces, Amanda Ketron Allen and Daisy Harnish. Along with his parents, he was also preceded in...
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Ruth A. Malich

May 8, 2019

Ruth A. Malich, our dear mother, passed away at age 96 1/2, on May 8, 2019, at the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Born in San Benito, Texas in 1922 to Jakob and Elsie (Christensen) Schneider. She was the third of eight children. She was married in 1947 and blessed with four children. She will be met by her Heavenly Father, her husband of 56 years, H.I. "Irv" Malich, and her...
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William J. (Bill) Bieker

May 7, 2019

William J. "Bill" Bieker, 80, Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Logansport, Indiana, he was the son of the late Aloysius "Al" and Mary Elizabeth (Keller) Bieker. He graduated from Logansport High School, the Indiana College of Mortuary Science and was a US Army Veteran. Bill was a longtime member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic...
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Donna Jane (nee May) Phillips

May 4, 2019

Donna Jane (nee May) Phillips, 80 passed away peacefully, Saturday, May 4, 2019 at her home in Fort Wayne, IN. Mrs. Phillips was born October 23, 1938, to the late William P. and Isabelle T. May. She was a graduate of Biscayne Bay Private School, Miami Beach, Florida. Surviving are her husband of 61 years, William C. Phillips Sr., daughters Kincsem M. (Robert) Villers, Aimee E. Snyder, Jennifer...
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David S. Billingslea

May 2, 2019

David S. Billingslea, 80, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Parkview Randallia in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Marion, Alabama to the late Caleb and Mary Billingslea. He worked in dietary for the V.A. Hospital, retiring in 2001 and served honorably in the United States Army. He married Sandra Billingslea on February 4, 1994 and she survives. David was an avid Alabama Football fan and loved...
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Kyle W. Mathy

May 1, 2019

Kyle W. Mathy, 61, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Aperion Care Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. He attended Wayne High School and served honorably in the United States Army. Kyle owned his own contracting company, K & M Construction for 10 years, retiring in 1994. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and enjoyed spending time with family. Surviving is his mother, Janice Stanski;...
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Donnabelle Henry

April 27, 2019

Donnabelle Henry, 87, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Cornerstone Hospice in Orlando, Florida. She was born on March 19, 1932 in Muncie, IN to Cloyd G. and Doris (Wheeler) Dillmon. On April 10, 1954, she married Perry R. Henry in Angola, IN. Donnabelle worked for General Electric for 26 years before retiring in 1990. She enjoyed playing bingo, going to casinos,...
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Alice G. Beard

April 27, 2019

Alice G. Beard died Saturday, April 27, 2019 at visiting Nurse Hospice Home. Born on April 3, 1920 in Washington Grove, ILL. Alice was a longtime resident of Fort Wayne where she raised two sons and helped raise three grandchildren. She will be missed dearly and remembered for the love and creativity she shared with her family and community. Alice was an incredibly talented woman who enjoyed...
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Irene Roller

April 26, 2019

Irene Roller, 87, passed away Friday, April 26, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Sandusky, Michigan to the late Charles and Nellie Davis. She attended Marlette High School in Michigan. Irene was a member of Maranatha Church of God in Fort Wayne. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and making fish hooks. Above all, Irene was a devout wife and mother and loved...
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Claire A. Stepnitz

April 26, 2019

Claire A. Stepnitz, 95, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, April 26, 2019. Born, raised, and educated in Michigan; employed in Indiana and Massachusetts; retired in New Hampshire. Served WWII in the Army Air Corps. Travelled all of the USA, its National Parks and Europe. Loving family man, warm-hearted friend, lively story teller, smart, skilled, and talented. Survived by Claire (Kermit)...
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Beverly A. Stine

April 25, 2019

Beverly A. Stine, 86, of Fort Wayne died peacefully at home on April 25, 2019. She was born in Columbia City, the only child of John and Oneida (Jamison) Nern and graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1950. Beverly was an accomplished artist, a talented dancer, and an active member of the Fort Wayne Artist Guild, the Alley Kats, and the Red Hat Society. She expressed her artistic talent as a...
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Richard Hugo Sigmund

April 22, 2019

Richard Hugo Sigmund, 77, of Fort Wayne, In passed away on Monday, April 22, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Mr. Sigmund was born on July 14, 1941 in San Diego, CA to the late Hugo and Dorothy (Hoover) Sigmund. Richard served his country honorably with the United States Marines. He obtained his bachelor's degree from University of California, Berkeley in criminology. Richard worked...
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Nancy Marie Kloha

April 21, 2019

Nancy Marie Kloha, 81, of Ft. Wayne, IN passed away on April 21, 2019. She was born on March 23, 1938 the daughter of Larry and Thelma (Simmerman) Bueche. She married William Kloha in 1958 who preceded her in death. Nancy loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She worked as a secretary, and was a voracious reader of books and newspapers. She was an...
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Angelique Dawniel Gray

April 19, 2019

Angelique Dawniel Gray, 43, passed away on April 19, 2019. She was born in Danville, Ill on October 21, 1975. She loved to sing and participated in her church choir at Carter Metropolitan CME Church from 1980 to 1994. Angelique cheered for the Danville Lincoln Raiders from 1983 to 1990. She enjoyed running a daycare and caring for children since 2010. She had a big heart and was a very good...
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Mary Kierspe

April 19, 2019

Mary Kierspe passed away peacefully on Good Friday, April 19, 2019, at Golden Years Homestead, her loving home fort 20 years. Mary Marguerite Driver Kierspe was born September 23, 1911, to Hattie Cummins and William Washington Driver in Woodburn, IN. She attended Harlan High School and South Side High School and then worked at General Electric one year before marrying Raymond Louis Kierspe in...
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Joyce Jean Heller-Plummer

April 19, 2019

Joyce Jean Heller-Plummer of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Plummer was born on July 21, 1940 in Fort Wayne, IN to Forest Hodges and Ernestine (Weber) Jones. Joyce married John Plummer on May 13, 2005. She managed Fish of Stroh in Fort Wayne off State Street from 1972-2002 when she retired. After retirement, she and her...
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Rebecca J. Langlet

April 17, 2019

Rebecca J. Langlet, 77, passed away on April 17, 2019. She was born in Bucyrus, Ohio on March 18, 1942, the daughter of the late James and Bernice Sebenoler. Rebecca was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and retired from Parkview Hospital. She is survived by her daughter, Lee Ann Kern (Jeffrey), her son James J. Langlet and granddaughters, Mercedes L. Robinson (Gerald) and Emerald...
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Paula Sue Hinkle

April 16, 2019

Paula Sue Hinkle, died on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. She was born in Oak Park, IL and moved with her family to Bloomington, IN where she grew up. She had lived in Fort Wayne for over 36 years. She was a daughter of the late Paul Leo and Mary Leatta Hankins. She is survived by her daughter, Pamela (Ernie) Bojrab; her grandchildren, Nicholas Bojrab and Abigail Bojrab. She is also survived by her...
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Diane Suttle

April 15, 2019

Diane Suttle, 62, of Fort Wayne, IN transitioned to be with her Lord on Monday, April 15th, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Suttle was born on May 1st, 1956 in Chicago, IL to the late Willie Mae Hardin and James Hargrett. She graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School in Fort Wayne. Diane continued her education at Purdue University Fort Wayne, where she received her RN in...
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Aniyah Woods

April 14, 2019

Aniyah Woods, 13, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019. She was born to Qutanya Woods and the late Sheldon Dobson Sr. on August 11, 2005 in Fort Wayne. Aniyah was a very sweet person who loved helping others. She always had a smile on her face. Aniyah attended Lane Middle School. Along with her mother, Aniyah is survived by her sister, Jasmine Stewart; brothers, Sheldon Dobson...
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Margaret M. Lemish

April 14, 2019

Margaret M. Lemish, 98 passed away Sunday April 14, 2019 at Ashton Creek Health Care in Fort Wayne, IN. She was a native of Grand Rapid, MI, born to the late George and Mary Koder. She was a member of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church and worked the Knights of Columbus fish fries and St. Andrew's bingo nights. Margaret was a fun loving person and always the life of the party. She is survived...
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Mary (Jeannette) Ford

April 14, 2019

Mary "Jeannette" Ford, 81, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Kingston Care in Fort Wayne, In. Jeannette was born in Troy, New York to the late Harold S. and Rosa W. Ford. She was a 1955 graduate of Berlin Central School. In 1960 Jeannette was called into the ministry and preached in New York/New England, Pennsylvania, and Indiana for a total of 50 years. In the early 1990's she discovered she...
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Margaret (Marge) L. (Lengacher) Potts

April 14, 2019

Margaret "Marge" L. (Lengacher) Potts, 78, died peacefully at home on April 14, 2019. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Marge was the daughter of Henry "Curly" and Ila Lengacher. For forty years she worked as a nurse on the orthopedic floor at Parkview, where coincidentally, she met the love of her life, Clifford Potts. If you knew Marge, you knew her faith was of utmost importance and she spent Sundays...
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Robert (Bob) L. Hetherington

April 14, 2019

Robert "Bob" L. Hetherington, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019. He was born July 19, 1927 in Grand Junction, Colorado to the late Warren and Mabel (White) Hetherington. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. Bob retired from Indiana Michigan Power Fort Wayne, IN. In his retirement years, he enjoyed driving cars for Kelley Chevrolet and was an active member of...
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Lois J. Markoff

April 9, 2019

Lois J. Markoff, 91, passed away April 9, 2019 at Parkview Hospital. She was born to the late Gilbert and Hazel Wiles in Wabash, IN. Lois served as a secretary for many school corporations. She and her late husband of 63 years, Nicholas, lived in Pennsylvania for a number of years. She is survived by her son, Gregory A. Markoff, sister, Anna (William) M. Welsheimer, nephews, William (Mary)...
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Chance Christopher Newsom

April 8, 2019

Chance Christopher Newsom, 26, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2019. A 2011 graduate of Heritage High School, he was currently employed at Val Bruna Slayter Steel. Chance is survived by his mother, Anne (Ken) Clymer; Father, Michael Newsom; Sister, Amber Martin (Fiancé Bryce Fox); Brother, Joshua (Missy) Newsom; six nieces and nephews; and countless friends. Funeral service 3:00...
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Fred B. Stolte

April 8, 2019

Fred B. Stolte, 70, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away peacefully on April 8, 2019. He was born on June 19, 1948 the son of Fred O. and Ann (Brooks) Stolte. Fred worked at ESARC workshop from 1973 until he retired in 2008. He then attended Easter Seals ARC day programs and volunteered in the community at The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo and Kingston Care where he is loved by many. Fred is known for...
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Donnie Lou (Buckley) Foellinger

April 6, 2019

Donnie Lou Foellinger (Buckley), 86, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Kingston Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. She was born on April 13, 1932 the daughter of Wilbert Clayburn and Ruth Helen (Deuter) Etter. Donnie established her family in Philadelphia and Lansdale, PA. She returned to Fort Wayne and was employed by Fishman's Clothing Store, Maloley's Grocery, North...
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R. Dale Romey

April 6, 2019

R. Dale Romey, 98, of Fort Wayne, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on April 6, 2019. He was born in Wells County, Indiana on December 27, 1920 to the late Orville and Naomi Opal Romey. He married Doris Pritchard on April 24, 1943 and they shared over 75 years of love together. He was Vice-President of CTS Tool, Die, and Machine Co. before he retired. He was a member of Life Bridge Church,...
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Lucille H. Gilliom

April 5, 2019

Lucille H. Gilliom, 105, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2019. She was born on November 22, 1913 in Ottoville, OH to the late Charles and Lulu (Wannamacher) Bentley. Lucille was a devout Catholic and led a faithful Christian life. She was a devoted wife to her late husband, Wayne Gilliom, who preceded her in death in 1998. Lucille is survived by numerous nieces and nephews along...
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Margaret (Peggy) S. Bergendahl

April 3, 2019

Margaret "Peggy" S. Bergendahl, 96, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. She was born to the late James and Josephine (Marvin) Alberg on October 25, 1922 in Milwaukee, WI. Peggy graduated from the Marquette University School of Nursing. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church as well as she was part of the BenEzra Senior Program and P.E.O. She enjoyed playing bridge,...
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Corliss B. Hess

April 3, 2019

CORLISS B. HESS, 95, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 18, 1923, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Elmer E. and Edna A. (Boegli) Hess. Corliss graduated from Central High School and attended Indiana Tech. He served his country honorably with the United States Army during World War II. On Nov. 27, 1943, he married Betty...
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Alejandra Ortiz Rodriguez

March 26, 2019

Alejandra Ortiz Rodriguez, infant daughter of Jaime Ortiz Jr and Juana Rodriguez de Ortiz, passed away on March 26, 2019. Arrangements by DO McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave, Fort Wayne.
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Budd D. Olinger

March 26, 2019

Budd D. Olinger, 88 passed away March 26, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in April 1, 1930 in North Manchester, IN to the late Rupert Wayne and Flossie Ozerna Olinger. Budd met and began dating his wife, Barbara in the seventh grade and they graduated together from Central High School in 1950. They married in 1950, then Budd was deployed with the Army to Korea. He served...
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Mary Jane France

March 25, 2019

Mary Jane France, 95, asked to go to her Heavenly Home on March 25, 2019. She was born on December 19, 1923, the daughter of the late George and Vern Corville. She was a graduate of Hoagland High School. Mary was employed for 43 years at International Telephone and Telegraph retiring in 1992. She was an active member with the New Haven Eagles Auxiliary for over 38 years. She is survived by her...
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Lynn Joseph Jacquay

March 22, 2019

Lynn Joseph Jacquay, 73 passed away March 22, 2019 at Hamilton Place in Fort Wayne, IN. He was a native of New Haven, IN and a lifetime resident of the community. Lynn was born to the late Bernon and Agnes Jacquay. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1965. He worked at Magnavox-Raytheon for 30 years and also at Georgetown Place for 13 before retiring in 2007. Lynn was a member of...
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Kevin Lane Hubbard

March 19, 2019

Kevin Lane Hubbard, 57, died Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at his home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born July 18, 1961 in Norfolk, Virginia, the son of Henry Lane and Helene Patricia (Ryan) Hubbard. He graduated high school from Corpus Christi Minor Seminary in 1979 and attended Texas A&M University in College Station. Kevin worked as a supervisor in charge of fire protection at General Motors Fort...
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William (Bill) Griggs

March 19, 2019

William "Bill" Griggs, 72, died Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Parkview Randallia in Fort Wayne. He was born in Paulding, Ohio to the late Lloyd and Lois Griggs. He graduated from New Haven High School and then received his bachelor's degree from Ball State University in 1968. He married Estelle Haring on July 4, 1970 and she survives. He worked for Dreibelbiss Title Company and Three Rivers Title...
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Martin T. Potts

March 17, 2019

Martin T. Potts, 61, of New Haven, IN passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at his residence. He was born on July, 20, 1957, in Oregon to the late Robert and Ellen (Bjurke) Potts. Martin loved Alaskan life, fishing, hunting, bullet making, guns, and math. He will be missed. There are no services at this time. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.domccombandsons.com
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Rosie Houser

March 15, 2019

Rosie Houser, 86, of Fort Wayne passed peacefully on Friday evening, March 15, 2019 at Saint Anne Home, Fort Wayne. Rosie was born in Ege, Indiana to the late Clarence and Mildred Konger on July 16, 1932. She graduated from Churubusco High School and went on to work at Catholic Charities in Fort Wayne where she met Milt Houser through his sister, Maxine. Rosalie and Milt were married September...
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Dorotha (Dot) Webster

March 15, 2019

Dorotha "Dot" Webster, 95, left this world to join the love of her life on the dance floor in Heaven on March 15, 2019. She was born on August 5, 1923 in Atwater, OH, the daughter of the late Chester and Inez Kyler. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother who lovingly reared her family before working at General Electric for 20 years. She retired in 1983 and belonged to the Elex Club. ...
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Rosaland (Rosie) Regenold

March 14, 2019

Rosaland "Rosie" Regenold, 92, passed away on March 14, 2019. She was born on December 19, 1926 in Fort Wayne, IN the daughter of the late Walter and Willow Sollberger. Rosie was a homemaker and lovingly raised her seven children and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed making memories with her family that they will continue to cherish. In her spare time she enjoyed...
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Salim Rae Lane

March 13, 2019

Salim Rae Lane, infant daughter of Ra'shaaun and Sarah (Starcher) Lane, went from her mom's womb to Jesus' arms on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana at 5:07 pm. Though we never heard her laugh, she touched many of our lives. Salim is survived by her parents; her sisters, Amari and Isla Lane; grandparents, Wayne and Christole Lane (Cincinnati, OH);...
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Sandy R. Crebb

March 11, 2019

Sandy R. Crebb, 52, passed away March 11, 2019. Sandy worked at CWC Warehouse for 5 years. He was born in Fort Wayne to Roberta Wallace and the late David Crebb. He was a dedicated fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Yankees, and Nascar. Sandy enjoyed shooting pool at his favorite place the Corner Pocket and various pool leagues. He is survived by his mother, Roberta Wallace, siblings,...
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Loretta Ann Spring

March 11, 2019

Loretta Ann Spring, 86 of Fort Wayne, passed away on March 11, 2019. She was born on February 28, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Ervin and Ann (Kalte) Licht. She worked for Insurance & Risk Management Company for years and retired. She was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church. Loretta was involved in the Women's Guild at the Civic Theater Follies. She was very passionate about her...
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Jerome A. Welch

March 10, 2019

Jerome A. Welch of Fort Wayne died on Sunday, March 10, 2019. He was born on October 27, 1933, the fourth son of Mary Florence Giant and John J. Welch and had attended St. Peter's and St. Patrick's Grade Schools, Central Catholic High School and Indiana University. He attended Our Lady of the Lake Seminary, Lake Wawasee, IN, in 1955 and graduated from the School of Philosophy of St. Mary's...
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Albert L. Lapp

March 10, 2019

Albert L. Lapp, 83, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Aperion Care in Fort Wayne. He was born on November 3, 1935 in Fort Wayne, IN to Russell Lapp and Emma Saveio. Albert graduated from Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne. Mr. Lapp served his country honorably with the United States Navy. He worked as a firefighter for 25 years with the Fort Wayne Fire...
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Justin G. Gatton

March 10, 2019

Justin G. Gatton, 30, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019 in Fort Wayne. He was born in Edina, MN to Judy R. (Long) Gatton and Gary R. Gatton and they survive. He attended University of Kentucky. Justin loved life and enjoyed sports, especially UK basketball. Justin is survived by his sisters, Whitney and Heather Gatton; paternal grandparents Dick and Judy Gatton; maternal grandfather, Gerald Long...
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Ashley Marie Mitchell

March 9, 2019

Ashley Marie Mitchell, 33, of Angola, IN, passed away peacefully to join our Lord Jesus on Saturday, March 9th, 2019. Leaving behind her devoted mother, Cynthia DiAnne Mitchell of Angola, and her father, Mohammad Rafi of Columbus, Ohio and her beloved dog, Bruiser. She was born if Fort Wayne. Ashley moved with her family a lot. She spent most of her life in Cincinnati, Ohio and Grandville,...
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Arthur Joseph DeLeon

March 6, 2019

Arthur Joseph DeLeon, 64, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on March 6, 2019 at his residence. He was born on May 3, 1954 in Decatur, IN to John Y and Manuela (Roman) DeLeon. Survivors include his sons; Arthur Octavios (Rebakka) DeLeon and Isaiah DeLeon both of Lafayette, Louisiana, step-daughters; Amanda and Katie Lapham of Fort Wayne, 2 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, siblings; Dora Deleon-...
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Dorothy E. Stalter

March 2, 2019

DOROTHY E. STALTER, 95, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Born on July 31, 1923, in Alma, Mich., she was a daughter of the late Harry S. and Nellie Bell (Sharlow) Markham. Surviving are her four children, David (Peg) Stalter, Mary Davidson, Janice (Oscar) Whitelow, Linda (Randall) Drake; 13 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was also...
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Carol E. Doak

February 28, 2019

Carol E. Doak, 92 of St. Anne's Home died on February 28, 2019. She was born on January 15, 1927 to the late Ralph and Marie Heminger. Carol was married to Richard J. Doak on November 25, 1948 and he precedes her in death. She touched the lives of 140 infants and small children by being a Foster Parent all while raising her own family of 13 children. Carol is survived by her daughters, Kate,...
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Margaret Carolyn Cicero

February 23, 2019

Margaret Carolyn Cicero, 68, of Fort Wayne, was received by the Lord Saturday 23, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Allan and Florence Dewey. She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by her son Peter (Shondra); grandchildren, Kayla, Nichole, and Andrew; great-grandchildren, Zadrian and Leighton; brothers, Doug and Dick; and several nieces and...
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Marlene A. Kill

February 23, 2019

Marlene A. Kill, 81, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Parkview Randallia Hospital. She was born in Fort Wayne to the late Kenneth and Gladys Buckmaster. She married Dennis M. Kill on September 15, 1979 and he survives. She loved Notre Dame Football and chocolate. She also liked gardening and Christmas. Surviving are her children, Tom (Randee) Salisbury and Monica K. Johnson; six...
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Janice C. Doehrmann

February 23, 2019

Janice C. Doehrmann, 77 passed away Saturday February 23, 2019 at Visiting Nurse of Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late John Worline and Elizabeth Saaf Lee. Janice graduated from North Side High School in 1960 and Parkview School of Nursing in 1963. She lived in Wolcottville, IN for several years, before returning to Fort Wayne to be near her family. She worked at Parkview...
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Richard E. Crickmore

February 22, 2019

Richard E. Crickmore, age 94, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019 at his residence. Mr. Crickmore was born on February 15, 1925 in Fort Wayne, IN to Frederick and Martha (Worley) Crickmore. Richard graduated from Southside High School. He served his country honorably with the United States Navy during the World War II. He married Georgene Francis Marx. He worked for...
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Gloria D. Salamone

February 20, 2019

Gloria D. Salamone, 83, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was born in Eastport, Maine to the late Albert L. and Ruth B. Fountain. She married Orazio S. Salamone on March 5, 1955 and he preceded in her in death. Gloria was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. She enjoyed writing poetry, reading, playing piano and was the best cook...
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Leona V. Woodruff

February 20, 2019

Leona V. Woodruff, 82 passed away February 20, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Huntington, IN to the late Louis LaVine and Evaleen Dahman. Leona was a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1954. She worked at General Electric for 29 years and retired in 1991. Leona was a member of Am Vets Post #33. She loved spending time...
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Randy Scott Dinius

February 15, 2019

Randy Scott Dinius, 57 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away February 15, 2019. Randy was born March 15, 1961 in Fort Wayne, IN to Allen and Rosemary (Pierce) Dinius. He was a Heavy Equipment Mechanic for Liberty Developing. Randy loved spending time with his family, enjoyed riding and racing dirt bikes, his Corvette, Purdue sports and spending time with friends. He will be dearly missed by all who...
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Robert H. (Bob) Runge

February 13, 2019

Robert H. "Bob" Runge, 90, passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born February 1, 1929 in rural Allen County to Herman and Helen (Fortmeyer) Runge, Bob attended Fort Wayne's North Side High School and then earned his bachelor's degree from International Business College. He served with distinction in the US Army during the Korean conflict. On December 26, 1953...
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Dorathe Mae Waggoner

February 13, 2019

Dorathe Mae Waggoner, 80, passed away February 13, 2019 at Goshen Hospital. She was born in Fort Wayne to the late Clare and Dorathe Imbody. Dorathe transported students with special needs for 30 years with JJR Corporation and Fort Wayne Community Schools. She was married to the love of her life, Charles, in 1959 and they were together for 44 years before his passing. She was known as the most...
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Mary Evangeline Gregory Devine

February 12, 2019

Mary Evangeline Gregory Devine, 85 passed away February 12, 2019 at Kingston Residence Care in Fort Wayne. Mary was born in Rockingham County, NC to the late John and Mary Lou Gregory on March 2, 1933. She went to school in Draper. She married Robert Devine on September 11, 1956. She worked at General Electric most of her life. She enjoyed family, vacationing, reading, and bingo. Surviving are...
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Dorothy Elaine (Dottie) (Carrier) Shinn

February 9, 2019

Dorothy Elaine "Dottie" (Carrier) Shinn, 98 passed away February 9, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN. Dottie was born in Dixon, Ohio May 12, 1920, the daughter of Floyd and Florence (Clem) Carrier. After graduating from Convoy High School she moved with her family to Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1940. She married Richard K. "Dick" Shinn, son of Mr. & Mrs. Russell Shinn. While Dick served in WWII, Dottie...
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Debra S. King

February 7, 2019

Debra S King, 52, went to be with her Mother and Father Thursday, Feb. 7th, 2019. She was born August 27th, 1966, in Fort Wayne. She is survived by her daughter, Danielle Favory of Fort Wayne; son, Adam King of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Grayson Favory, Amya and Emma Tapp; brothers, Darryl Freeman, Samuel Freeman and Bobby Freeman (Diane) of Fort Wayne. The funeral service is 1:00 pm...
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Gloria Ann Koorsen

February 5, 2019

Gloria Ann Koorsen, 83, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne to the late Edmund E. and Ethel Mae Richter. She was a graduate of North Side High School. Gloria lived for her children and grandchildren. She was a devout wife and mother and will be greatly missed. Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Bill Koorsen;...
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Barbara Louise Hower

February 4, 2019

Barbara Louise Hower, 68, of Fort Wayne passed away February 4, 2019. She was born to the late Irwin "Max" Maxwell Hower and Ruth Agnes Altman Hower. Barbara attended Bishop Luers High School, received a Bachelor's degree in Spanish from Purdue University, and a Master's degree in Business from Ione College. She was a member of Phi Mu Sorority and an avid doll collector. Barbara's IRS and private...
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Barbara Louise Hower

February 4, 2019

Barbara Louise Hower, 68, of Fort Wayne passed away February 4, 2019. She was born to the late Irwin "Max" Maxwell Hower and Ruth Agnes Altman Hower. Barbara attended Bishop Luers High School, received a Bachelor's degree in Spanish from Purdue University, and a Master's degree in Business from Ione College. She was a member of Phi Mu Sorority and an avid doll collector. Barbara's IRS and private...
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Charlotte E. Knott Christman

February 4, 2019

Charlotte E. Knott Christman, 92, passed away February 4, 2019. She was born in Newbury, New Hampshire to the late Clifford and Dorothy Sawyer. Charlotte worked as a home healthcare aid for 10 years. She enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles, gardening, and traveling. She is survived by sons, Gordon (Ursula) Knott of Fort Wayne, IN, Gregg (Holly) Knott of Leo, IN, step-daughter-in-law, Coleen (Jack)...
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Jeanette M. Pease

February 1, 2019

Jeanette M. Pease, 73, passed away on February 1, 2019. She was born in Washington DC on March 18, 1945 the daughter of the late Bradford and Willie Mae Edwards. Jeanette worked as a Teacher's Assistant at Fort Wayne Community Schools for 21 years. In her spare time she enjoyed going to garage sales. More than anything, she dearly loved her family and was an excellent wife, mother, and...
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Sharla Ann Camos

January 31, 2019

Sharla Ann Camos, 75 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away unexpectedly on January 31, 2019. She was born on May 10, 1943 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Eldon M. & Esther M. (Logsdon) Robb. Sharla worked as a Dock Auditor for Indiana Die Molding, LLC and formerly worked at International Harvester. She dearly loved her family, was a hard worker and will truly be missed by all who knew her. Sharla is...
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Chris Roger Lee Eldridge

January 28, 2019

Chris Roger Lee Eldridge, 65, passed away on January 28, 2019. He was born on June 2, 1953 in Fort Wayne, IN, the son of the late Chester Eldridge and Marlene Keesler. Chris graduated from North Side High School and joined the Navy. He was a Navy Seal and two time Vietnam Veteran. After eleven years he was honorably discharged. He went on to work for the Veterans Administration and most recently...
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Carol Jean Raugh

January 27, 2019

Carol Jean Raugh, 82 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away January 27, 2019. She was born December 19, 1936 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Ernest and Berthelda (Winn) Sollberger. Carol is preceded in death by her husband Charles Ray Raugh. Carol is survived by her children, Scott (Cindy) Raugh, Greg (Shelly) Raugh, Marty (Suzi) Raugh, seven grandchildren, Alysa (Bryce) Reuille, Regan Raugh, Naomi Trent...
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Jacquelin Ann Walborn

January 26, 2019

Jacquelin Ann Walborn, age 93, passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Fair Oaks Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in South Beloit, Wisconsin. Jacquelin was born April 21, 1925 in Portsmouth, Ohio to Alvin G. Morris and Thelma Stone Morris. She graduated from Huntington High School in Huntington, West Virginia in 1943. She then enlisted in the United States Cadet Nurse Corps during...
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Guy Bates Ferry

January 20, 2019

Guy Bates Ferry, 75, passed away January 20, 2019. He was born in Detroit, the second child of Seneca and Audrey Ferry, and moved to Fort Wayne with his family in 1950. At a very young age while in Detroit, Guy developed measles, brain swelling followed, then fever and convulsions during one anxious night at home. Medicine was different then, and his condition was not treated as an extreme...
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Debra L. Ward Hill

January 20, 2019

Debra L. Ward Hill, 60, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Selma, Alabama to the late Lloyd Cleveland and Dorothy Mae Ward. She was a graduate of Snider High School. She worked for Magnavox and ITT. She was a member of Indiana Democratic African American Caucus. She enjoyed watching cooking shows and westerns. She also enjoyed...
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Jacqueline S. Welch

January 18, 2019

Jacqueline S. Welch, 82 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away January 18, 2019. She was born in Muncie, IN on May 13, 1936 to the late Vernon and Ruth (Huffman) Hamilton. Jacqueline was formerly a manufacturing associate at Magnavox. She is survived by her loving children, Michael Welch, Phillip Welch, Rhonda Miles, Gayla Fett, Kenda Wade, 12 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. Jacqueline is...
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Gertrude (Gertie) Fink Jones

January 18, 2019

Gertrude "Gertie" Fink Jones, 91, died at home on January 18, 2019 after a losing battle with cancer. Before moving to Churubusco to be closer to her children, Gertie lived in her hometown of Fort Wayne. Gertie married Donald jones in 1947, they had four daughters during that marriage. Gertie was a member of Northside missionary church, a church her family helped to build, since the age of three....
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Laquita Ann Underwood

January 14, 2019

Laquita Ann Underwood, 37, passed away January 14, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving wife and family. Laquita worked as an LPN and traveling nurse all around Fort Wayne and the country. To know her was to love her, she treated everyone as her family. Laquita cared for everyone deeply and lovingly. She was always there to help anyone who needed it. Laquita was a...
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