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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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George F. Woodard

May 4, 2018

George F. Woodard, 94, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018. Born in Garrett, Indiana, George was the son of the late Raymond and Mabel Woodard. George served our country in the US Army as a Tech Sgt. during WWII. During his working years, George owned Lakeside TV, served as a Pastor, and owned many rental properties. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, and Love Church. George enjoyed...
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Alexander Lopez, Jr.

May 2, 2018

Infant, Alexander Lopez Jr., passed away, May 2, 2018 at . He is survived by his parents Alexander and Amber Lopez. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Orval R. Shryock

May 1, 2018

Orval R. Shryock, 84, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Fort Wayne. Born in Willow Springs, MO, Orval worked as a teacher with Emmanuel Lutheran School and later with Fort Wayne Community Schools. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force. Orval was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. He and his wife, Ellen, volunteered at the church, Wellspring, and Community Corrections....
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Lavonne M. (Bonnie) DeRose

May 1, 2018

Lavonne M. "Bonnie" DeRose, 92, left her family for her place in heaven on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne she was the daughter of the late Charles and Tillie Bump. She retired from Supermarket Services Corp., where she met lifetime friends, and previously volunteered her time at Lutheran Hospital, where she rocked and cuddled newborn babies. On January 23, 1944, she married her...
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Abraham C. Thang

April 29, 2018

Reverend Abraham C. Thang, 67, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 29, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Abraham served as Shepherd to his flock until God called him home. He was the son of his late father, Hau Za Cin and mother, Niang Khaw No. Abraham will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and shepherd. He was the founder of Believer's Christian Fellowship, in Myanmar, Myanmar...
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Sara L. Myers

April 29, 2018

Sara L Myers, 39, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Sara worked as a supervisor with Easter Seals ARC for 12 year. She was a member of Waynedale United Methodist Church and a North Side High School graduate. Sara was a proud foster mom, very friendly and an avid Komets hockey fan. She will be greatly missed. Surviving are her...
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George (Dave) Mason, Sr.

April 29, 2018

George "Dave" Mason, Sr., 80, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018. Born in Columbia City, Indiana, Dave was the son of the late Henry and Ellen Mae Mason. Dave worked for GE for 35 years. He gave over 50 years of service to the community of New Haven as a Fireman. He served as Fire Chief for 23 years, prior to his retirement. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in New Haven FOE Aerie...
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Cindy Lu Adams

April 27, 2018

Cindy Lu Adams, 56, passed away April 27, 2018 after a long battle with lung cancer. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on October 19, 1961, the daughter of the late George and Janet Adams. Cindy had a passion for genealogy and was an avid photographer, taking many of her family members photos over the years. She was active with arts and crafts, even owning a small business with her sister called...
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Delmar V. Stalter

April 27, 2018

Delmar V. Stalter, 94, passed away on April 27, 2018. He was born in Peoria, IL on September 28, 1923 to the late Harry and Mabel Stalter. He served and retired after 19 years as a Nazarene Minister, and 16 years at Mutual Security Life. Surviving are, Dorothy Stalter wife of 70 years; 4 children, David (Peg) Stalter, Mary Davidson, Janice (Oscar) Whitelow, Linda (Randall) Drake; 13 grandchildren...
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Jackie Preston Nettles

April 26, 2018

Jackie Preston Nettles, age 84, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018. Jackie found her church home at Capri Christian Church and became involved in many ministries including Phillips (widows) ministry and grief support She Loved to walk up to someone at church who was sitting by themselves and say, "Are you alone today?" She would then sit next to them and say, "not anymore!" She loved to share...
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Frances J. Dunno

April 26, 2018

Frances J. Dunno, 79, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Heritage Park in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Frances worked as a teacher's aide with Fort Wayne Community Schools, retiring May 1, 2002. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. She loved to read and was a devout wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be greatly missed. Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Richard E....
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Donna L. Polcsak

April 25, 2018

Donna L. Polcsak, 69, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Donna was the daughter of the late Jesse Harter and Helen Egolf. Donna had been working as a manager with Dollar General. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and caring grandmother to her family. She enjoyed flowers, spending time in the sunshine and being with her family. Surviving are her husband...
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Ralph "Rock" Ray, Jr.

April 23, 2018

Ralph "Rock" Ray, Jr., 85, passed away Monday,April 23, 2018. Born in Tipton, Indiana, Rock was the son of the late Ralph Sr. and Edna Ray. Rock graduated from Portland High School, and then served our country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Ball State University and was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. Rock began his career at...
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Gloria "Carna Markow

April 21, 2018

Gloria "Carna" which means, Beautiful Flower Markow, 92, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018. Born in Bronx, New York, Gloria was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Weiss. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and caring grandmother. She worked at Bert's Big & Tall for 22 years prior to her retirement. Gloria had a kind heart and was always willing to help those in need. She was...
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Lois A. Hoover

April 20, 2018

Lois A. Hoover, 83, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Peoria, IL, to the late Arthur and Anna Rains. Lois graduated from Geneva High School. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Lois enjoyed playing bingo, going to the casinos, shopping on QVC and HSN and spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving are her sons...
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Ines J. Ketron

April 19, 2018

Ines J Ketron, 84, passed away on April 19, 2018. She was born in West Virginia on June 6, 1933, the daughter of the late Leonard and Della Tabor. Ines worked as a CNA at St. Anne's Home until her retirement. She is survived by her sons, Jackie and Roger Ketron; grandchildren, Stephanie, Sherri, Amanda, Lee, Daisy, and Josh; great-grandchildren; Aaron, Trevor, Tyson, Autumn, Peyton, and...
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Leland E. Lynch

April 19, 2018

Leland E Lynch, 94, passed away April 19, 2018. He was born in Marvell, Arkansas on July 18, 1923, the son of the late William and Katherine Lynch. Leland worked as a diesel mechanic at Kenosha Auto Transport for 32 years before his retirement in 1983. Leland grew the very best sweet corn in Grabill, IN, which people always knew him for. He also enjoyed fishing in his spare time. Surviving are...
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Lois E. Coleman

April 18, 2018

Lois E. Coleman, 90, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in New Castle, IN, to the late Irvin and Dollie Joan Kuhn. Lois spent many years living in Fort Wayne and graduated from Central High School in 1946. She worked as a Manager with Wolf and Dessauer and LS Ayres for 20 years, then worked for Bailey, Banks, and Biddle Jewelry Store until...
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Daniel F. Linnemeier

April 16, 2018

On April 16, 2018, Daniel F. Linnemeier, of Fort Wayne, shed the shackles of pain and illness and ran into the arms of Jesus. Before this glorious reunion he was born on June 18, 1943. He was the son of the late Fred W. Linnemeier and Reba (Peterson) Linnemeier. He served with the 890th Transportation Co. serving from 1963 to 1970. He worked for B.F. Goodrich from 1962 to 1973 and then with Aunt...
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Gorden A. (Gordy) Paulsen

April 16, 2018

Gorden A. (Gordy) Paulsen, 54, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Keith and Biddy Paulsen. Gorden graduated from New Haven High School and was a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne and New Haven. He worked as a Lube Tech with Hire Auto Parts. Surviving are his dear friends Mary Kay and Dean Cook...
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Betty N. Swindler

April 15, 2018

Betty N. Swindler, 97, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018. Born in Potomac, Virginia, Betty was the daughter of the late Lewis and Cecilia Engel. She graduated from the Presbyterian School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduating, she enlisted and served in the US Army Medical Corps during WWII in North Africa and Europe. She met Bob Swindler while both were stationed in North...
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Samuel Germano

April 14, 2018

Samuel Germano, 93, passed away on April 14, 2018. He was born on September 8, 1924 in Harlan County, KY, the son of the late Joseph and Lucille Germano. Samuel served as a Corporal in the Air Force from 1943 to 1945 where he received a Good Conduct Medal, a World War II Victory Medal, a European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal, and 4 bronze stars. Samuel worked at Phelps Dodge Wire as a...
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Mary Ellen Yergens

April 12, 2018

Mary Ellen Yergens, 69, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Mary was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. She was a lifelong member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 47, the SPCA, and formerly in Big Sister Program for 11 years, Mary Ellen was a certified SHIP counselor and a Casa Volunteer. Surviving are her cousins, Sandra Faux of Fort Wayne, David Faux...
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Patricia J. Van Arsdol

April 11, 2018

Patricia J. Van Arsdol, 91, passed away on April 11, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Max and Opal Van Arsdol. She retired from Navistar. Patricia was a member of Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, and Trinity Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by cousins. Burial will take place at 1pm on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, Glenwood Cemetery...
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Rosamond J. Dehner

April 8, 2018

Rosamond J. Dehner, 94, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018, surrounded by her family at her home in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Richard Joseph and Georgia Blackwell, and grew up in New Haven, IN. Rosamond graduated from Central Catholic High School. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and the Holy Rosary Sodality. Surviving are her children: Gregory C. ...
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Marjorie "Marge" C. (Hoevel) Rosswurm

April 6, 2018

Marjorie "Marge" C. (Hoevel) Rosswurm, 90, passed away Friday, April 6, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, she was the daughter of Cletus and Adelaide Hoevel, Marge married her high school sweetheart, Kenny, now deceased, and led a life devoted to God, her husband, and five children. Marge enjoyed family gatherings, a good euchre game, and traveling. Surviving are her children, Christine Coenen of...
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David Anglin Bower

April 2, 2018

David Anglin Bower, 75, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Dave was the son of the late Wilbur and Jennie Anglin Bower. He graduated from North Side High School, Indiana Business College, and the University of Evansville. Dave was an accountant and business owner and a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church. He is survived by his sister, Susan (Reuben) Herndon of...
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Tamela Sue (Tammy) (Caskey) Franciso

April 2, 2018

Tamela Sue "Tammy" (Caskey) Francisco, 43, departed this life on April 2, 2018 surrounded by her loved ones. Born on August 2, 1974 in Fort Wayne, Tammy was the daughter of the late Denzil and Patti Caskey. Tammy attended Fort Wayne Community School and graduated from North Side High School class of 1992. She was employed at Parkview for 15 years until her health failed. Tammy as she was...
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Marilyn Martell McDougle

April 2, 2018

Marilyn Martell McDougle, 85, passed away on Monday April 2, 2018. She was born in Leipsic, Ohio and raised there by her parents John Morris and Opal (Powell) Morris. Marilyn received her bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University, where she was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority. She attained graduate degrees from Indiana University and the University of Saint Francis. She...
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Doris Sprunger

April 1, 2018

Doris Sprunger, 96, of Berne and formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away at Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne, on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. Born on March 5, 1922 in Monroe Township near Berne, Doris was a daughter of Jonas and Zilla (Gilliom) Sprunger. Doris attended her neighborhood No. 8 Sprunger Country School for eight years, before graduating from Monroe, Indiana High School in...
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M. Joann Amstutz

April 1, 2018

M. Joann Amstutz, 79, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Adams County Memorial Hospital in Decatur. Born in Muncie, Indiana Joann was the daughter of the late John Cox and Dorothy Geller. Joann worked as a phlebotomists with St. Joseph Hospital until her retirement. She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, St Joseph Medical Auxillary, American Society of Pathologist. Joann enjoyed...
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Betty L. Wynn

March 31, 2018

Betty L. Wynn, 86, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Betty worked with Wayne Home Equipment for 14yrs years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. She enjoyed making cards and knitting. Surviving are her son, Michael J. (Lynda) Wynn of Fort Wayne; daughter, Tanya M. (Chris Detrick) Dennis of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren, Alisha...
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Debra L. Bloemker

March 30, 2018

Debra L. Bloemker, 57, passed away March 30, 2018. She was born April 11, 1960 in Fort Wayne, IN the daughter of the late Ted and Linda Bloemker. Debra worked at Dana Corporation for a number of years. In her free time she enjoyed shopping, and spending time with her grandson, who she loved tremendously. She is survived by her daughter Breanna (Eric) Tumbleson; siblings, Vickie Allison, and Mark...
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Patrick E. Blackburn

March 28, 2018

Patrick E. Blackburn, 73, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Kokomo, IN, Patrick worked as an independent stock trader. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Surviving are his step-children, Martin Miller, Amy Rose, and Laura Smith; sister, Shirley Waldschmidt, brother, Michael Blackburn both of Fort Wayne; brother, James (JoAnn) Blackburn of Columbia City, IN...
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May G. Chapman

March 28, 2018

May G. Chapman, 72, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Uniontown, AL, May was the owner and operator of May's Pest Control Service and worked for Fort Wayne State Development Center for over 40 years. She was a member of the Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce and the Indiana Pest Control Association. Surviving are her daughter, Rosalynn Kolagbodi of Fort Wayne; 5...
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Julie Hoskins

March 18, 2018

Julie Hoskins, 59, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Julie was the daughter of the late John Ealing and Marilyn Ealing who survives. Julie graduated from North Side High School and earned a bachelors degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. She worked as the financial controller for Cap n' Cork for the past 25 years. She loved reading, watching old movies, running,...
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Jennie May Childs

March 18, 2018

Jennie May Childs, 89, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018 in Columbia City, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, and graduated from Central High School in 1947. She spent most of her life in Fort Wayne and recently moving to Columbia City. She worked at Foamex for 15 years and was as a Receptionist with Chamber of Commerce for 10 years, retiring in 2007. She was an active member of Zion Lutheran...
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Dorothy Wetzel

March 18, 2018

Dorothy Wetzel, 85, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018. Born in Newark, New Jersey, Dorothy was the daughter of the late Peter and Helen Schmitz. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother to her family. She worked as a lunch lady for FWCS for 30 years prior to retirement. Surviving are her husband of 65 years, John Wetzel of Fort Wayne; children, Linda (Brian) Derbyshire of Lyman, SC,...
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Trent L. Macon

March 16, 2018

Infant Trent L Macon, passed away March 16, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave. Fort Wayne, IN
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Harry W. Francies II

March 16, 2018

Harry W. Francies II, 66, passed away Friday, March 16, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Harry worked as a mechanic with 3 Rivers Barricade for over 20 years. Harry proudly served his country as a member of the US Army retiring as a CWO3 after 20 years of service. He was a member of the Adams County Horseshoe League for 20 years. Surviving are his wife, Lucy Francies; daughter,...
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James (Jim) Brian Coleman

March 16, 2018

James "Jim" Brian Coleman 61 passed away March 16, 2018 at Parkview Hospice. Jim was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on May 16, 1956. He was born to the late Edward Arthur Coleman and Margueretta E. Coleman (Porter) His formative years were spent in Fort Wayne, later moving with his family to New Haven, Indiana where he graduated from New Haven High School. He also attended Indiana University in...
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Janice V. Luckadoo

March 12, 2018

Janice V. Luckadoo, 78, passed away Monday, March 12, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Cecil, OH, Janice worked as a nurse with Turtle Creek Nursing Home and most recently she worked as a distributor with Supermarket Services for over10 years. Surviving are her children, Nathan Luckadoo, Marla (David) Linnemeier, Duane (Marlene) Luckadoo, Brock Luckadoo, and Leslie Luckadoo all of Fort Wayne; 6...
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Theodore (Ted) Huff, Jr.

March 11, 2018

MSgt. Theodore "Ted" Huff, Jr. (91), of Fort Wayne passed away this Sunday March 11, 2018. Ted was a wonderful father and loyal husband who devoted his life to both his family and the military. Ted was born August 2, 1926 to Teddy and Wrella Huff of Hamilton, OH. He attended Fairfield High School until joining the U.S. Navy in 1944 during World War II and continued serving in the U.S. Air Force...
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Mary L. Welch

March 10, 2018

Mary L. Welch, 84, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, and born to the late Acy and Viola Conner. Mary was an employee at JC Penney for 17yrs years. She was a member of United Faith Presbyterian Church. Mary loved to travel whether on family excursions to Disney World or going Camping with her husband....
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Sally Ann (Wilson) Moulin

March 8, 2018

Sally Ann (Wilson) Moulin passed away peacefully March 8th, 2018, after a long battle with lung disease. She was born May 5th, 1935 and graduated from Northside High School in 1954. She retired from General Telephone after 22 years of service. Sally was a lifetime member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Sally is preceded in death by her loving companion, Charles Netterfield. The two of them loved...
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Keith Jones

March 8, 2018

Keith Jones, 47, passed away after struggling with on-going health issues, Thursday, March 8, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Keith was born in Cincinnati, OH, to Morris and Katherine Jones and they survive. He was a graduate of Wayne High School. Keith absolutely adored his dogs Willow and Louie. He was an avid Cincinnati Bengals and Indianapolis Colts fan. Keith was a very talented musician and was a...
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Phouthone Phangsri

March 7, 2018

Phouthone Phangsri, 60, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Vientiane, Laos, Phouthone enjoyed caring for her family as a homemaker. Surviving are her husband, Savay Phangsri of Fort Wayne; daughter, Victoria Khamvongsa of Fort Wayne; daughter, Susan (Inphanh) Thongkoth of Fairborn, OH; son, William (Jennifer) Phangsri of Fort Wayne; 7 grandchildren; sister, Dome ...
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Roy Arthur Smith

March 6, 2018

Roy Arthur Smith, 74, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Roy was the son of the late Florn Smith and Arydth Herbst. Roy was a Vietnam Army veteran. He was a truck driver for Yellow Freight for 30 years, prior to retiring in 2000. He was a member of the American Legion. Roy enjoyed being outdoors and loved woodworking. Surviving are his wife, Kathe Smith of Fort...
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Christopher Ray Roberson

March 5, 2018

March 5, 2018, Christopher Ray Roberson of Houston, TX passed away at 46, a life short in years but full of love. Chris, born October 2, 1971 in Bluffton, IN to Raymond and Judith Roberson, had called Indiana, Utah, and Texas home thru different stages of of his life. A graduate of Eisenhower High School and an Eagle Scout, he loved scouting and was an example of its tenets: duty to others thru...
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Jean A. Keel

February 28, 2018

JEAN A. KEEL, 74, of Denver, Colo., passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. She was born Sept. 25, 1943, in Wabash County, Ind., a daughter of Clyde and Irene Little field. In 1972, she married William R. Keel after they met in the Navy. Their children Michelle and Walter followed. After both retired from the Navy, the family moved cross-country several times before returning...
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Kenneth E. Niebel

February 27, 2018

Kenneth E. Niebel, 76, passed away February 27, 2018. He was the son of the late Raymond and Martha Niebel. Kenneth worked at Jefferson Smurfit for 40 years before his retirement in 2003. He married Colleen in 1962 and they have shared 55 years of marriage together. Kenneth was a member of the Sons of the Legion Post 42. His hobbies included golfing, playing pool, and IU basketball. Surviving are...
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Kathleen (Kathy) Ternet

February 25, 2018

Kathleen "Kathy" Ternet, 71, passed away February 25, 2018 at her home in Cape Coral, FL. Kathy was a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne, IN and a graduate of Central Catholic High School in 1965. She worked at McJons and Seyfert's Foods prior to moving to Cape Coral, FL in 1997 where she worked at Hess Corp for 10 years before retiring. Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Dennis Ternet of...
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Karen "Renee" Waller

February 24, 2018

Karen "Renee" Waller, 56, passed away Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. She was born Oct. 4, 1961, in Fort Wayne. Celebration of Life is from 1 to 9 p.m., Saturday, March 3, 2018, at North Side Park Pavillion Two.
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Mary Louise Kumfer

February 21, 2018

Mary Louise Kumfer, 94, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Edward Franklin and Minnie Delilah Taylor. Mary attended South Side HS with the class of 1939. She was blessed by a loving family, of four generations, which she absolutely loved, She was a longtime member of Most Precious Blood Catholic...
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Irma A. Idrogo

February 20, 2018

Irma A. Idrogo, 78, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Born in Laredo, TX, Irma was a very loving, happy mother and grandmother. Surviving are her son, Martin (Leticia) Idrogo of Grand Prairie, TX, son, Candido (Sara E. Sarabia) Idrogo III of Laredo, TX, daughter, Leticia (J. Bidal) Valenciano of Fort Wayne, IN, brother, Alfonzo (Janie) Arizola of Rockton, IL, sister, Celia A. Godina of...
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John W. Bendele

February 19, 2018

John W. Bendele, 66, passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, John was the founder and co-owner of AJ's Bar and Grille. He served his country as a member of the US Army 82nd Airborne Unit. Surviving are his son, John Bendele II of Fort Pierce, FL; daughters, Crystal (Jeremy) High of Fort Wayne; and Annalizia Alberson-Bendele of Fort Wayne; 3 grandchildren,...
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F. Joan Johnson

August 13, 1931 - February 18, 2018

F. Joan Johnson departed this world Sunday, February 18th, to once again be with her loving husband of 66 years, Richard whom she had buried only 5 weeks previously. One daughter commented, "It is sweet to imagine them dancing together again, as they loved to do for so many years." Born, August 13, 1931, in Danville, West Virginia, Joan had the strength, determination and perseverance that...
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F. Joan Johnson

February 18, 2018

F. Joan Johnson departed this world Sunday, February 18th, to once again be with her loving husband of 66 years, Richard whom she had buried only 5 weeks previously. One daughter commented, "It is sweet to imagine them dancing together again, as they loved to do for so many years." Born, August 13, 1931, in Danville, West Virginia, Joan had the strength, determination and perseverance that...
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Patricia J. Chrzan

February 18, 2018

Patricia J. Chrzan, 90, passed away February 18, 2018 at Lutheran Life Villages - Pine Valley. She was born on May 11, 1927 in Ridgeville, IN, the daughter of the late Theodore and Wilmina Funk. Patricia was a volunteer for American Red Cross from 1981 to 2011. Surviving are her children, Casey Chrzan, and Barry (Linda) Chrzan; grandchildren, Jacob (Carissa), Bailey, Zachary, and Madeline Chrzan;...
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Paul Eugene Underwood

September 15, 1931 - February 16, 2018

Paul Eugene Underwood, 86, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on September 15, 1931, the son of the late Harry and Blanche Underwood. Paul was a 1953 graduate of Indiana University where he played baseball. He was voted most valuable player for the 1953 season and was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds. Rather than playing MLB, Paul served in the US Air Force and...
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John "Dave" Schultz

February 16, 2018

JOHN D. "DAVE" SCHULTZ, CW3 (Ret.), 82, passed away on Friday, Feb.16, 2018. Born in Decatur, IL, and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Dave was a 1953 graduate of Belmont High School. He enjoyed traveling the world for 22 ½ years with the United States Army during which time he earned an associate degree from Purdue University, Fort Wayne, in 1960, and a bachelor's degree from the University of...
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Samuel D. Durnell

February 10, 2018

Samuel D Durnell, 32, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Sam worked as a fork lift operator with Autoliv and in his free time enjoyed art. Surviving are his mother, Rebecca Durnell; his siblings, Natalie (Doug) Sabanski, Madalyn (John) Bost, Amanda Finch, Charles (Deloris) Durnell, and Ty Durnell; and several nieces and nephews. Sam was preceded in...
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James W. Sines

February 9, 2018

James W. Sines, age 81, died February 9, 2018, at his home in Fort Wayne, IN. Jim's professional career spanned over 50 years as a financial executive in the banking, business appraisal and brokerage services in California, Utah and Fort Wayne. Jim was a Sr. Vice President and Trust Officer for Fort Wayne National Bank and President of Sines & Company. He was the son of the late Kenneth and...
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Lucille Lois Feichter

February 9, 2018

Lucille Lois Feichter, age 98, passed away on February 9th, 2018. Daughter of Berl and Marian (Spafford) Bauman, Lucille was born in Napoleon, Ohio and moved to Fort Wayne to study at International Business College. She later worked at the US Draft Board and Feichter, Realtors®. Lucille was known for her kind and loving disposition and often hosted gatherings of family and friends. She was...
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Niang Nuam Mang

February 8, 2018

Niang Nuam Mang, 71, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018 on Fort Wayne. Born in Phai Tu, Burma, Niang enjoyed serving her family as a homemaker. Surviving are her children, Dimno Thang, Pau Pi, Pau Lun, Pau Thang, Cing Lun Niang, and Thang Hau; 23 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Niang was preceded in death by her son, Mang Tung Lian. Service is 1:00 pm, Saturday, February 17,...
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Richard E. Ostman

February 8, 2018

Richard E. Ostman, 93, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Golden Years Homestead in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Richard worked as an engineer with International Harvester for 35 years, retiring in 1982. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Marcella E Ostman of Fort Wayne; children, Charles (Wynema) Ostman of Garrett, IN, Jane (Ralph) Reppert...
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Mary E. Jones

February 4, 2018

Mary E. Jones, 89, passed away at Summit City Nursing Home, on February 4, 2018. She was born on May 7, 1928 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the daughter of the late Luther and Mary B. Hardy. Mary graduated from Central High School. She worked as at CNA at the VA hospital, where she retired from after over 20 years of service. Mary's hobbies included aquariums and aquatics and she enjoyed raising fish...
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Scott J. Peters

February 3, 2018

Scott J. Peters, 52, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Signature Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Media, PA. Scott has been a resident of Fort Wayne since 1976. He was an innocent soul with an amazing smile and now is at peace with his Lord and Savior. Surviving are his parents Fredus "Pete" III and Sally Peters, of Fort Wayne, IN; sister, Elizabeth Peters of Washington, DC; brothers...
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Margaret Jehl

February 3, 2018

Margaret Bougher Jehl, 87 went home to be with Jesus on February 3, 2018. Loving wife and partner in business of the late Tom Jehl (2006), the couple was involved in the betterment of the Fort Wayne community, behind the scenes in such projects as the Lifetime Sports Academy, St Francis football, Memorial Baseball Stadium, and the Fort Wayne Parks Department. Margaret lived in the same house for...
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Mildred (Middy) (Clark, Link) Billman

February 2, 2018

MILDRED "MIDDY" (CLARK, LINK) BILLMAN, 98, of Fort Wayne, passed away on February 2, 2018. Middy was born on July 19, 1919 to Raymond S. and Blanche D. Jones Sisson, in Decker, Indiana. She attended both Indiana and Purdue Universities. Over the years, she worked as a nurse for Dr. Maurice Glock, and later at the U.S. Post Office. Middy was one of the "good ones", truly kind, caring, and...
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Sandra J. McAlkich

February 1, 2018

Sandra J. McAlkich, 73, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Houtzdale, PA, to the late Herman and Minty Smeal. Sandra graduated from Moshannon Valley HS in 1962 and earned her accounting degree from Indiana University. She was a self-employed accountant for several years. Sandra and her husband William had accomplished her bucket list of spending at least...
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Arnold R. (Bob) Sprunger

February 1, 2018

Arnold R. "Bob" Sprunger, 87, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Bob worked for Harvester for over 20 years. He was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Bob served his country as a member of the US Army during the Korean War, and a member of the American Legion Post 241. Surviving are his brother, Jack Sprunger of Leesburg, IN; niece and...
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James L. Williams

January 31, 2018

James L. Williams, 71, passed away on January 31, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on March 28, 1946, the son of the late Porter and Frances Williams. James was in the US Navy from 1963 to 1969. He worked at General Electric as a Specialty Transformer Coil Winder for 32 years until his retirement in 1997. Upon his retirement he became quite the cook and enjoyed having dinner ready and on the...
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Scott A. Price

January 29, 2018

Scott A. Price, 58, passed away Monday, January 29, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, he was a graduate of Snyder High School. Scott worked as a painter with several local companies. Surviving are his mother, Judith (Stephen) Glassley of Fort Wayne. Scott was preceded in death by his father, William Price. Memorials may be made to the Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control. To sign the online...
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Maxine S. Krantz

January 28, 2018

Maxine S. Krantz, 88, passed away on January 28, 2018. She was born in Allenwood, PA on March 21, 1929, the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Sherwood. Maxine's beloved dog, Ricky was her very best friend. Surviving are her children; Cynthia Clevenger, and Sandra (Tom) Scott; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; siblings, Eleanor (Carson) Wagner, Ed (Thelma) Sherwood, and Jason (Renee)...
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Oren B. Huffer

January 27, 2018

Oren B. Huffer, 93, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. He was born in Muncie, IN to the late Claude and Ellen (Holmes) Huffer and has been a Ft Wayne resident since the 1950's. Oren worked as a registrar with Indiana Tech, retiring in 1986. He was a member of First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 296, Ball State...
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Virginia Ruth Goodman Roesler

January 27, 2018

Virginia Ruth Goodman Roesler followed the universal path into the next adventure surrounded by family, friends, and cats on January 27, 2018 due to breast cancer in her Fort Wayne Home. The Ishad Upanishads offers "…From fullness, fullness comes, when fullness is taken away from fullness, fullness still remains." Her life was full. She was the daughter of Victor and Maude Pritchard Goodman...
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Kirk J. Phillips

January 26, 2018

Kirk J. Phillips, 54, passed away Friday, January 26, 2018 at his home in Fort Wayne, IN. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Kirk gradurated from Snider HS in 1981. He was a member of St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church, Surviving are his daughter, Maria C. Phillips of Tulsa, OK; parents, David and Millie Phillips of Fort Wayne, IN; sisters, Milissa (Robert) Bohlender and Milinda (Rob) Abel both of...
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Michael Gonsior

January 28, 1988 - January 25, 2018

Michael Charles Gonsior, 29, passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 25, 2018. Michael was born on January 28, 1988 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was the second child, and first son of Susan Charlene Kirkpatrick and Marc Kenneth Gonsior. Michael started out early in life with a very caring personality. One of his first loves in life was NASCAR. It was followed by anything to do with NASA and...
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Heath Ault

January 20, 2018

Heath Ault, 41, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Heath worked as a truck driver for 15 years. Heath enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling. Surviving are his three children, Heath II, Dakota, and Amber all of Fort Wayne; spouse of 10 years, Annette; two fur children, Tank and Buddy; father, Al (Joanne) Springer of Lake Everett,...
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Delores Webb

January 20, 2018

Delores Webb, 87, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Delores worked with Hall's Hollywood Restaurant for over 40 years. Surviving are her children, Kenneth Webb of Cedar Rapids, IA, Charlette Bontempo of Fort Wayne, Clifford Webb of Fort Wayne, and step-son, Edward Webb of Columbia City, IN; 7 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; and 5 great...
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Terry L. Kindsvatter

January 19, 2018

Terry L. Kindsvatter, 68, passed away January 19, 2018. He was born in Steubenville, OH on March 22, 1949, the son of the late George and Helen Kindsvatter. Terry attended Ohio University for some time before joining the Air Force where he served for 6 years. Upon his return from the Air Force, Terry began to work at the Air National Guard in Fort Wayne as an Airplane Mechanic. In his spare time,...
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Bonnie L. Isenbarger

January 18, 2018

Bonnie L. Isenbarger, 85, passed away on January 18, 2018. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on January 27, 1932, the daughter of the late Orval and Vera Brubaker. Bonnie was a member of the Junior Bowling Association and was inducted in to the Women's Bowling Hall of Fame. She was involved with Little League Baseball and enjoyed woodworking and gardening. In her later years she enjoyed...
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Bonnie L.

January 18, 2018

Bonnie L. Isenbarger, 85, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Born Jan. 27, 1932, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Orval and Vera Brubaker. Bonnie was a member of the Junior Bowling Association and was inducted in to the Women's Bowling Hall of Fame. She was involved with Little League Baseball and enjoyed woodworking and gardening. In her later years she enjoyed volunteering...
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Sharon Kay Carsrud

January 16, 2018

Sharon Kay Carsrud, 75, passed away on January 16, 2018. She was born in Muncie, IN on January 24, 1942. Sharon worked as a Licensed Practicing Nurse at various nursing homes before her retirement. Her hobbies included playing bingo, poker, and slot machines. Sharon also enjoyed attending hockey games, and would travel to various cities to watch games live. She was an avid Blackhawks and Chicago...
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Evelyn Marie Heinfeld

January 15, 2018

Evelyn Marie Heinfeld of Fort Wayne, Indiana, formally of New Bremen, Ohio, and Leesburg, Florida, died on January 15, 2018, at home. She was born in St. Marys Township, Ohio, February 2, 1925, the daughter of Raleigh and Flora (Lutterbein) Warner. On February 6, 1949, she married Warren W. Heinfeld who died October 26, 1997. Survivors include a son, Blaine W. (Connie) Heinfeld and a grandson,...
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Yenna D. Nelson

January 13, 2018

Yenna D. Nelson, 57, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away January 13, 2018. Arrangements by D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park.
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Willie Edward Jones, Jr.

June 10, 1928 - January 12, 2018

Willie Edward Jones Jr., 89 passed away on January 12, 2018. He was born in Marion, Alabama on June 10, 1928. Surviving are his son; Willie Jones III; daughters, Pecola (Byram) Trice, Denise Jones-Black, and Linda Stephens, all of Fort Wayne, IN, and Nerissa Jones, of Atlanta, GA; adopted daughter, Sonja Jones of Atlanta, GA; step-daughter, Carmen Glover; and a Host of Grandkids and Great...
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Richard Carl "Dick" Johnson

January 12, 2018

RICHARD CARL "DICK" JOHNSON, was released from the hands of his loving wife and family on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 to go and be with Jesus. Born Sept. 29, 1926 in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of the late Ethel (Kovatch) Rybicki of Toledo, Ohio and Carl Corbbett Johnson of Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Ball State University with a BS in accounting and received his MBA from St. Francis...
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Keith Walters

January 11, 2018

KEITH WALTERS, 43, passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. He kissed the same woman he swept off her feet at Leo High School (class of 1993), his wife, Amy Walters, one final time before taking his final breath on Earth. Family surrounded Keith to the very end of his valiant fight for 73 days cheering him on to come back to the life he was undeniably amazing at living so well. The love Keith exuded...
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Donald L. Krueckeberg

January 11, 2018

Donald L. Krueckeberg, 81, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Kendallville, IN, Donald worked with Morrill Motors for 12 years then with USPS for 25 years, retiring in 2002. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. Donald served honorably in the U.S Army for 5 years. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Joan Krueckeberg of Fort Wayne;...
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Gary E. York

January 10, 2018

Gary E. York, 78, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Avilla, IN, Gary worked as a electrician with several local companies. Surviving are his wife, Ruthann York of Fort Wayne; daughter, Kelly (Charlie) Bandelier of New Haven, IN; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Riley Hospital for Children or...
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