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John W. Wiening

June 23, 2019

John W. Wiening, 82, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019. He was born to the late Edward and Kathleen (Waldron) Wiening in Hammond, IN on December 26, 1936. He was a Machinist for 30 years at LTV Steel and then went on as a Quality Control Manager at Production Tool. John enjoyed gardening, bowling, running, traveling, and the Chicago Cubs. The family would like to thank Kingston...
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Paul Repine

February 9, 1927 - June 22, 2019

Paul Repine, 92, passed away on June 22, 2019 at The Cedars. He was born on February 9, 1927 in Fort Wayne, IN, the son of the late Melvin Earl and Edith Repine. Paul served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1946. He worked for Pennsylvania/Conrail as a rail car inspector for 43 years retiring in 1987. Paul was a member of Leo United Methodist Church, the VFW and...
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Stella Mae Capps Mason-Sgourakis

June 21, 2019

Stella Mae Capps Mason-Sgourakis, 78, passed away peacefully at her earthly home on June 21, 2019 and is now in her Heavenly home walking the streets of pure gold. Stella was born on July 17, 1940 in Middleboro Kentucky; she was a 1958 Graduate of Bell County High School in Pineville, Kentucky. She married Raymond Mason on July 9, 1959, and they moved to Fort Wayne, IN in 1966. Jesus has...
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Ronald Wayne Stoller

June 8, 1934 - June 16, 2019

Ronald Wayne Stoller went home to be with his Lord on June 16. 2019. Ron was born in Fort Wayne, IN on June 8, 1934 and was married to Joanne Woerner in Tremont, IL on April 24, 1955. A man of deep faith and commitment, he was a long-time member of The Chapel. Ron was an entrepreneur and businessman throughout his adult life. He was both a commercial real estate developer as well as the founder...
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David L. Ruoff

June 30, 1930 - June 13, 2019

David L. Ruoff, 88 passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fort Wayne, IN. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN., born to the late Frederic L. and Gladys Ruoff. David graduated from North Side High School and earned his Bachelors from Indiana University. He proudly served his country in the US Army and was a 1st Lieutenant. David's memberships...
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Richard Lee Clauss

August 12, 1939 - June 12, 2019

Richard Lee Clauss, 79, of Garrett, IN, passed away at home on June 12, 2019. He was born on August 12, 1939 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Phil and Emma Clauss. He spent the majority of his younger years as owner of the Hobby House Inn before retirement in 1985. During his retirement, he fell in love with woodworking and gunsmithing and became a nationally recognized craftsman. He attended church...
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Walter (Tom) McMahon

June 10, 2019

Walter "Tom" McMahon 88, of Fort Wayne died June 10, 2019. Tom was born to the late Walter Thomas and Margaret Mary (McEvoy) McMahon. Tom proudly served in the United States Navy, and is a Korean War Veteran. Tom worked for Montgomery Wards for 25 years, and Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend for 20 years. He was a member of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, and Knights of Columbus #451. ...
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Gordon L. Klopfenstein

May 30, 2019

Gordon L. Klopfenstein, 86, died on May 30, 2019. He was born on Oct. 11, 1932, in Angola, Ind. to Rev. Joseph and Mary Klopfenstein. The majority of his childhood was spent in Michigan. He graduated from Manual High School in Peoria, Ill. in 1950, attained a Bachelor's degree from the Fort Wayne Bible College in 1954 and a Master's from IU in 1960. He was a teacher, school administrator and...
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LaDean Bennett Dick

May 30, 2019

LaDean Bennett Dick, 94, long-time resident of Fort Wayne departed this life on Thursday, May 30, 2019. He was the second of three children born to Ralph and Clelia Bennett Dick of Angola. He graduated as valedictorian from Flint High School. Two years later, he landed his airplane in John Brand's pasture south of Hudson, and asked Mary Alice Brand for a date. They were united in marriage in 1947...
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Charlotte Josefina Wiehe

May 29, 2019

Charlotte Josefina Wiehe was born into her Heavenly Father's arms on May 29, 2019. She is survived by her father and mother, Jeff and Ashley (Smith) Wiehe, her twin brother, Jacob, her grandparents, Phil and Cheryl (Knipstein) Wiehe and Jeff and Terri (Guillaume) Smith, great-grandfather, Dennis Guillaume, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12...
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Barbara (Barb) Jean Kroskie-Sembroski

May 29, 2019

Barbara "Barb" Jean Kroskie-Sembroski, 84, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. She was born to the late William Lloyd and Emma E. (Fields) Perry on December 30, 1934. Barb was a member of Wallen Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, puzzles, watching basketball, and playing Kings Corners. Barb worked for FWCS and several churches as a librarian. Barb is survived by her...
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J.J. (Jon Michael Jason) McCoy

May 27, 2019

J. (Jon Michael Jason) McCoy, 46, who resided in Lexington South Carolina passed away on Monday, May 27, 2019, with his family by his side. J.J. was born on August 4th, 1972, to the late, Jon McCoy and the living, Carol Warden McCoy Weick (Chuck), in Fort Wayne, Indiana. J.J. was a 1991 graduate of New Haven High School and graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor's degree in...
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Priscilla Jean Andrews

May 25, 2019

Priscilla Jean Andrews, 79, of Wolcottville, IN passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019. She was born on November 13, 1939 in Toledo, OH. Pricilla worked at the Ramble Inn in Churubusco, IN for 20 years. She also worked for Papa's Place in Churubusco, IN. She retired in 2012. Surviving relatives include her husband, James M. Andrews of Wolcottville, IN; son, Jerry Pence (Paula) of...
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James Daniel (JD) Pulver

May 23, 2019

James Daniel "JD" Pulver, 48, passed away unexpectedly May 23, 2019 at home. He was born May 31, 1970, in Fort Wayne, the only son of William and Ruth (Bledsoe) Pulver. He graduated from Woodlan HS and went on to receive a bachelor's degree in the arts from IPFW. He was previously employed at SDI and most recently owned Sterling Services. JD was a lifelong fan of the Purdue Boilermakers,...
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Carole Ann York-Schall

May 23, 2019

Carole Ann York-Schall, 82, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at St. Anne's Home. She was born on August 28, 1936 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Maurice and Ellen (Griswold) Lindeman. Carole graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1954. She retired from Peter Eckrich & Sons in 1985 after 16 years and also retired from Park Center in 1993 after 6 years. She was a...
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Donald P. Polley, Sr.

May 23, 2019

Donald P. Polley, Sr. 84, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday May 23, 2019. He had spent the days preceding his death surrounded by his loving family. Don was born to Wilbur and Lillian Polley in Fort Wayne, IN, on October 27, 1934. He attended Emmanuel Lutheran grade school and graduated from Central High School in 1953 and was also a veteran of the Naval Reserve. Don served the city...
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Rosalie Witucki

May 22, 2019

Rosalie Witucki (85) of Fort Wayne, IN passed peacefully on Wednesday, May 22,, 2019. Rosalie was born in South Bend, Indiana on November 19, 1933 to the late Lloyd and Frieda Robinson. Growing up in South Bend she attended St. Joe Academy where she was extremely social, as well as worked at Bendix. In 1956, Rosalie married the love of her life, Arthur Witucki, also of South Bend. Rosalie worked...
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Phyllis Mae Stoner

May 21, 2019

Phyllis Mae Stoner, 88 passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the Allisonville Meadows Assisted Living Center, Fishers, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne IN to the late Clyde McConnell and Matilda Dennis. Phyllis was a graduated of Central High School, Fort Wayne. She worked at Liberty Mutual Life Insurance Company for over ten years. She is survived by her husband Rev. Dwight F Stoner of Fishers, IN;...
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Janie Golden Hunt

May 21, 2019

Janie Golden Hunt, 87, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Golden Years Homestead/ Visiting Nurse Hospice Services in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Hunt was born on August 11, 1931, in Newbern, Alabama to the late Edward and Viola (Chapman) Pinkston. Janie graduated from Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne. She then continued her education at the University of St. Francis in Fort...
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Marilyn J. Brown-Baumgartner

May 16, 2019

Marilyn J. Brown-Baumgartner, 86, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Kingston Care in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Baumgartner was born on January 19, 1933, in Avilla, IN to the late Russell C. Hippenhammer and Ople M. Smith. She graduated from Avilla High School. After high school, she went to work for Lincoln Life in Fort Wayne. On June 22, 1952, she married Lowell Brown at...
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Elaine C. Drummond

May 11, 2019

Elaine C. Drummond, 92, passed peacefully Saturday, May 11, 2019 Fort Wayne. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack in 2015. They were married 66 years and loved to travel across the country, even in their 80's. They took many trips out west to National Parks, highlighted by Yellowstone, and visited all of the lower 48 states. All via car. Elaine was born to Oliver and Thelma ...
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Edward F. Kokosa

May 11, 2019

Edward F. Kokosa, 87, died Saturday, May 11, 2019 surrounded by the loving support of his family. Born in Fort Wayne to the late Peter and Stella Kokosa, he graduated from Central Catholic High School and worked as an inspector with Dana Corp. for 45 years, retiring in 1995. In his free time Ed enjoyed camping and fishing. The best catch of his life was finding Lois Ann Saalfrank, whom he married...
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Henry "Vic" V. Rigsby

May 8, 2019

Henry "Vic" V. Rigsby, 71, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. He was born on March 27, 1948 in Washington, DC to the late Henry Victor Rigsby Sr and Ruth (Schooler) Girdner. Vic was an electrician for several years retiring from the City of Fort Wayne after 25 years and then owned Rigsby Electric. He was a member of the Leo Masonic Lodge, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, Mizpah Shrine...
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Rodney (Scottie) Ferrell

May 7, 2019

Rodney "Scottie" Ferrell, 57, passed away on May 7, 2019. He was born on June 13, 1961, in Fort Wayne, IN. Scottie was a graduate of Southside High School where he excelled at basketball. He also attended South Plains College in Plainview, TX. Scottie worked as the Director of Network Operations at CRST Specialized Transportation for over 35 years. Scottie was an avid golfer and was a member...
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Louis Dean Geller

May 7, 2019

Louis Dean Geller, 85, of Ft. Wayne, IN passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2019. He was born on August 9, 1933 the son of Clifford and Viola Geller. Louis was a very caring person. He enjoyed being around others and spending time with family and friends. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, fisherman, conservationist, counselor, father, "Grandpa Lou", great-grandfather and friend to many. He started...
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Robert Joseph Kosiarek

May 6, 2019

ROBERT JOSEPH KOSIAREK, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 6, 2019, surrounded by his family. "Bob" or "G Bob", as his grandkids called him, was born July 2, 1935 in Chicago, Ill. along with his identical twin brother and closest friend Dick, who preceded him in death. An Air Force veteran of the Korean War, Bob graduated from Indiana Institute of Technology where he made...
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Mary (Peggy) Margaret Armstrong

May 5, 2019

Mary "Peggy" Margaret Armstrong, 91, of Ft. Wayne, IN, passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 5th, 2019. Peggy, as she was known by her family and friends, was a sweet and caring person who always had a friendly smile for everyone. She was born on May 13, 1927 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Ida May (Strohm) and Dr. Lawrence Shinabery. She was the younger sister to Sarah (Sally) and older sister to...
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Waneta Resor

April 29, 2019

Waneta Resor, 95, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on April 29, 2019 at Ashton Creek Health and Rehabilitation. She was born on May 30, 1923 in Fort Wayne, IN to George B and Violet M (Nickolson) Rice. On September 25, 1945, she married Warren A. Resor in Fort Wayne. Waneta was a mother and homemaker. She enjoyed playing bingo and fishing. Survivors include her daughters; Sandra (Robert)...
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Richard (Dick) Gordon DeMato

April 27, 2019

RICHARD "DICK" GORDON DeMATO, 74, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. following a period of failing health. Born on May 31, 1944 in Rochester, N.Y., he was the son of the late Samuel N. DeMato and Ellen M. (Brewerton) DeMato. Dick attended State University of New York at Morrisville where he graduated with an Associate Degree in Electronics, and then...
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Lucille C. (Shively) Reynolds

April 27, 2019

LUCILLE C. (SHIVELY) REYNOLDS, 89, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019, 11:10 a.m., at Ashton Creek Health & Rehab. Born June 5, 1929, in Decatur, Ind., she was a daughter of the late Ralph D. and Ruth M. (Cable) Shively. She was a high school graduate and homemaker. She was an avid gardner who loved to sew, her greatest joy was her family. Surviving are her sister, Patsy J....
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Verna R. Gasper

April 24, 2019

Verna R. Gasper, 92, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on April 24, 2019. She was born on September 16, 1926, the daughter of Virgil C. and Evelyn (Morgan) Besser. She married Kenneth E. Gasper on May 11, 1945 who preceded her in death. Verna enjoyed family activities, camping, Bunco, and crafting, especially stamping. She was active with Boy and Girl Scouts. She was a member of the Calvary UMC...
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Charles B. (Bing) Bingley

April 22, 2019

Charles B. "Bing" Bingley, 86, of Fort Wayne passed away on Monday, April 22, 2019. He was born on July 11, 1932 in Dekalb, Illinois, a son of the late Charles K. and Sara (Garner) Bingley. He served in the U.S. Navy. He worked in the paint shop at International Harvester for 30 years before retiring. He enjoyed photography and spending time with his family. Surviving family include his...
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Joan Marie Lehman

April 1, 2019

JOAN MARIE LEHMAN, 79 passed away Monday, April 1, 2019 at her home in Fort Wayne, IN. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN and born to the late John E. and Helene G. Schaab. Joan graduated from Central Catholic HS in 1957. She worked at Parkview in Physical Therapy and in the gift shop, then retired from D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home. She was a member of St. Mary's...
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Janet Ann Fisher

March 31, 2019

Janet Ann Fisher, 81, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2019. She was born on November 22, 1937 in Fort Wayne, IN. She was the daughter of Raymond Nommay and Elsie (Gerardot) Nommay. Janet enjoyed shopping and her pets. She was a very independent woman always keeping busy. She also enjoyed spending time around her family. Surviving relatives include two nieces,...
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Evalyn Arnold Davis

March 30, 2019

Evalyn Arnold Davis, 96, passed away March 30, 2019. She was born in Payne, Ohio on February 15, 1923, the daughter of the late William and Esther Copsey. Evalyn worked at Driebelbiss Title Company and Magnavox before her retirement. She was a member of American Legion Post 409 Auxiliary and attended many churches. She enjoyed making lap blankets, baby blankets, and even made blankets and sent...
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Thomas G. (Tom) York

March 29, 2019

Thomas G. (Tom) York of Columbia City (formerly Fort Wayne) died on Friday March 29, 2019. He was born in Fort Wayne on July 7, 1941 to the late George and Helen York. Tom was a dedicated man of the community that he served as a pharmacist, a reserve police officer, a Freemason, a man of faith, a conversationalist, and an active community volunteer. After graduating from Purdue University, Tom...
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H. Stanley Huff

March 27, 2019

H. STANLEY HUFF, 93, of Fort Wayne, Ind., died peacefully on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, with his loving family at his side. Born on Oct. 29, 1925 in Muncie, Ind., Stan was a son of Dora (Robinson) and Henry Stanley Huff. Stan married Alda Jane (Tibbitts) on Feb. 25, 1949. They celebrated 49 wonderful years of marriage prior to her passing in 1998. Together they had three children. At age 18,...
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Jane Cowan

March 26, 2019

Jane Cowan, 88, passed away on March 26, 2019. She was born in Roanoke, IN on June 24, 1930, the daughter of late Ernest and Opal Shideler. Jane worked at East Allen County Schools as a secretary retiring in 1985 and then went on to work at Grabill Bank during retirement. She was a long time member of Leo United Methodist Church, and American Legion Women's Auxiliary Post 409. Surviving are her...
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Phyllis J. Miller

March 23, 2019

Phyllis J. Miller, 88, of Fort Wayne, passed away on March 23, 2019. Born on March 29, 1930, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Donald C. and Elizabeth M. (Clauser) Miller. She was a 1948 graduate of South Side High School and won the Fort Wayne City Junior Championship in tennis. She married Carl G. Miller Jr. in 1953, and graduated Taylor University as a PE major that same year. At...
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Annette Hixon-Meyers

March 18, 2019

Annette Hixson-Meyers, 48 passed away March 18, 2019 in Fort Wayne, IN. Annette was employed at Automotive Color. She was an active member of Leadership Discovery 221. She loved spending time with her fur babies, but her passion in life was her son. Annette is survived by her husband James Meyers, son Brandon, mother, Charlotte Hixson all of Fort Wayne, IN and her sister Susanne (CJ) Ruggiero of...
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Norma (Geerken) Eshcoff

March 18, 2019

Norma (Geerken) Eshcoff, 91 passed away in Fort Wayne, IN and joined her husband, Bill and son, John in heaven on Monday March 18, 2019. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN born September 19, 1927 to the late Robert and Lydia (Berning) Geerken. Norma most recently was a resident of Lincolnshire Village. Norma was a graduate of Central High School and she was employed for...
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Bonnie L. Bollman

March 17, 2019

Bonnie L. Bollman, 84, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away March 17, 2019. She was born on April 16, 1934 the daughter of Ira L. & Beulah B. (Bird) Swearengin. She married Kenneth Bollman who preceded her in death. Surviving relatives include son, Kevin Bollman (Terri); daughter, Kathy S. Workman both of Fort Wayne, IN; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death...
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Carole Marie (Kryder) Sauder

March 16, 2019

Carole Marie (Kryder) Sauder, 85 of Leo, IN passed away March 16, 2019. She was born April 15, 1933 to the late Russel and Naomi (Schnepp) Kryder. Carole was a graduate of New Haven High School where she was a member of the High Honor Society. She owned and operated Sauder Realty for over 44 years serving as a Realtor, Broker and Appraiser as well as being a member of the Fort Wayne Board of...
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Margie Bienz-Smiley

March 13, 2019

Margie Bienz-Smiley, 90, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in the arms of her loving daughters. She was born in Fort Wayne to the late Lawrence and Julia Blessing. She married Paul Bienz and he preceded her in death in 1994. She married Robert Smiley and he preceded her in death in 2002. She graduated from Central High School and then attended Indiana Business College. She worked for Fort...
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Evelyn Jane Pelz

March 12, 2019

Evelyn Jane Pelz, 96, of Fort Wayne, IN, went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 12, 2019. She was born, to the late Harold and Elzina (Deppen) Pulschen, in Port Clinton, OH. Evelyn met her future husband at Camp Perry, in Port Clinton, OH, on New Year's Eve and she married Harold Pelz in 1945, who preceded her in death. She was a secretary, for more than 25 years for the Fort Wayne...
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Tomalyn Mickelson

March 12, 2019

Tomalyn Mickelson, 98, passed away March 12, 2019. She was born in Warsaw, IN on November 9, 1920 the daughter of the late Clarence and Golden Quine. Tomalyn was a charter member of Messiah Lutheran Church and DAR. She enjoyed volunteering at a number of places, and square dancing. Tomayln worked at Rogers Market. She is survived by her sons, Stephen (Kathy) Mickelson, and John (Sharon)...
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Timothy Richard Woolums, Sr.

March 12, 2019

Timothy Richard Woolums Sr., 74, passed away March 12, 2019. He was born on March 30, 1944, in New Castle, IN, the son of the late Red and Margaret Woolums. Timothy retired from the US Navy in 1982 after 21 years of distinguished and honorable service. Timothy served on the USS White River, USS Norfolk, USS Kinkaid, and taught Gas Turbine Tech School at Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill. He also...
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James (Jim) Johnson

March 9, 2019

James "Jim" W. Johnson, 74, passed away March 9, 2019. He was born on July 4, 1944 in Fort Wayne, IN, the son of the late Earl and Elizabeth Johnson. Jim was a 1962 graduate of Arcola High School and attended Purdue University for one year. He went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force/Air National Guard until he was honorably discharged in 1970. He was a member of Grabill Missionary Church. Over the...
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Teddy Eugene Bryan

March 8, 2019

Teddy Eugene Bryan, 86, of Fort Wayne, IN was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, March 8, 2019 at Hope Health Care in Fort Myers, FL. Mr. Bryan was born on September 14, 1932 in Huntington, IN to William H. and Mary (Rogers) Bryan. In 1950, he graduated from Huntington High School and then continued his education as an industrial electrician apprentice. He served in the Air...
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Harold W. Zook

March 6, 2019

Harold W. Zook, 102, of Leo, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. He was born on April 16, 1916 in Woodburn, Indiana to the late Elmer and Mary (McCullough) Zook. He was a founding member at Pine Hills Church. He retired in 1978 after working as a Housewares buyer at the Wayne Hardware Company for over 30 years. He is survived by his daughter, Ruth (Michael) Brescia of Arlington, MA;...
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Ronald E. Furr

March 5, 2019

Ronald E. Furr, 83, passed away on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn, IN. He was born in Lincoln Park, MI to the late Hubert D. and Pansy Louise Furr. He married Carol J. Martin on February 19, 1955 and she proceeded him in death in 2016. Ron was a sales manager for Arrow Fence Company for 25 years, retiring in 2001. He was also the former owner of Ron's Chain Link Fence and...
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Margaret G. Baur

March 3, 2019

Margaret G. Baur, 95, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Saint Anne Randallia Place in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in rural Hicksville, OH to the late Glenn B and Carrie (Stotz) Sinn. She graduated from Farmer High School in 1941 and then National Businees College in 1943. She married Donald Baur on June 29, 1947 in Michigan and he proceeded her in death October 15, 2001. She worked as an...
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Jocelyn F. Lautzenhiser

March 2, 2019

Jocelyn F. Lautzenhiser, 30, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Fort Wayne. Arrangements have been entrusted to D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Homes.
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Robert (Bob) (Big Dad) Marion VanCleave

March 1, 2019

Robert "Bob" "Big Dad" Marion VanCleave, 85, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019 at his residence. He was born on June 22, 1933 in Dayton, Ohio to Robert Boden VanCleave and Ramona V. (Roberts) Bond. He was a very successful business owner. On November 9, 1990, he married Mary Rich in Fort Wayne. Bob was a larger than life kind of guy and loved cars, fishing, wood carvings,...
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Melanie G. Cole

February 28, 2019

Melania G. Cole, 106, passed away on February 28, 2019, surrounded by loving family. She was born June 22, 1912 in Detroit, MI, the daughter of the late Boleslaw and Honorata (Macijewsha) Satkiewicz. Melania was employed by Chrysler Corporation in Detroit, MI for 12 years. She Retired from Fruehauf Corporation after 32 years of service as the Supervisor of Records in 1974. Melania married...
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Joyce A. Cole

February 28, 2019

Joyce A. Cole 75, of Fort Wayne went home to be with the lord on February 28, 2019. She was born on September 21, 1943 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to the late Bernard and Ella (Erdley) Clay. She was a bookkeeper for Chen's for many years. Joyce was an avid reader, who loved spending time with her family, especially the grandchildren. She was a member at the St. Joseph United Methodist Church, were she...
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Virginia (Ginny) C. (Ormiston) Lough

February 27, 2019

VIRGINIA "GINNY" C. (ORMISTON) LOUGH, 94 ½, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at Park Place Senior Living. Born May 19, 1924, in Fort Wayne where she was raised, Virginia was a daughter of Carl and Ruth (Riley) Ormiston. Virginia spent her life working at General Electric retiring after 24 years in 1988. She was married to Donald T. Lough for 58 wonderful years. They loved spending time...
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Doris D. Conklin

February 25, 2019

Doris D. Conklin, 86 passed away at her home in Fort Wayne, IN surrounded by her family. She was born in Louisville, KY. Her parents were the late Charles M. and Elsie M. Daniel and late Foster Mother Alma M Grundy. Doris graduated from Shawnee HS in Louisville, KY and Nyack Bible College, Nyack, NY. Doris was a word processing coordinator for Central Soya for 26 years and retired in 1998. She...
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Catherine E. Justice

February 22, 2019

Catherine E. Justice 94, passed away Friday February 22, 2019 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne, IN. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN. and graduated from Central Catholic High School. She was an avid artist and love oil painting, ink drawing and taught oil painting at the YMCA and Solomon Farms, sponsored by the Fort Wayne Parks Department. Catherine's...
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Steven Berghoff

February 22, 2019

Steven "Bergie" Berghoff, 77, passed away Friday, February 22, 2019 at Prairie Lakes Health Campus in Noblesville, Indiana. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN, the only child, to the late Edward H. and Leanna May Berghoff. He was a proud North Side Redskin and always enjoyed being a team manager for basketball and track. Steve married Barbara Berghoff after being set-up by mutual friends on a blind...
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Earl Gene Hickman

February 20, 2019

Earl Gene Hickman, 70, passed away peacefully at home February 20, 2019 with family by his side. He was born August 26, 1948 in Mount Moriah, Missouri to Forrest and Viola Hickman and was the oldest of 5 children. He served honorably in the United States Army and worked as an engineer for 30 years. He enjoyed good conversation, spending time with his grandchildren and dogs, Heidi and Abbie, and...
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Margaret M. (McGrath) Goodman

February 18, 2019

Margaret M. Goodman (née McGrath) 83, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday February 18, 2019. She had spent the days preceding her death surrounded by her loving family. Margaret was born to George and Collette McGrath in Fort Wayne, IN on March 4, 1935. She attended St. Jude's grade school and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1952. Margaret married her husband of 64 years...
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Betty Mast

February 14, 2019

Betty Mast, 94, passed away on February 14, 2019. She was born on March 17, 1924 in Fort Wayne, IN, the daughter of the late George and Mary Doehla. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, the National Honor Society, and the Daughters of Isabella. She worked at GE during WWII for over 60 hours a week. She was a loving Aunt who helped care for everybody, and was a caregiver and power of...
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Nicolas J. Stein

February 14, 2019

Nicolas J. Stein, 10, passed away on February 14, 2019. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on February 19, 2008. Nicolas had a life where he never spoke a word, but said a lot. He touched many lives, and was loved by all. His life had purpose, was a gift from God, and his reunion with him will be celebrated. He is survived by his loving parents, Jake and Felisa Stein; siblings, Garrett, Sophia and...
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Miguel P. Valle Caballero

February 10, 2019

Miguel P. Valle Caballero, 49, passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019 in Fremont, Indiana. He was born in Mexico to Miguel Valle Rodriquez and Maria Isabel Caballero Cruz. He worked at Children's Factory for three years and also at Bon Appetite at Trine University in Angola. He enjoyed working outside, riding bikes, and taking care of the chickens. He also liked dancing and music and loved his...
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Doris M. Parriott

February 10, 2019

Doris M. Parriott, 84 of Fort Wayne, IN went to be with the Lord on February 10, 2019. She was born on May 11, 1934 in Evanston, Illinois to the late Peter and Josephine (Timborn) Didier. Doris worked for Sears and Roebuck for 17 years retiring in 1991. She loved to garden and enjoyed golfing with her husband and was very loving and will be missed by all who knew her. She married Jack Parriott...
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Donna Rae Ionni

February 8, 2019

Donna Rae Ionni, 78, passed away February 8, 2019 after a brief illness. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was the daughter of Wendell and Helen Munger. She graduated from South Side High School in 1958 and attended IPFW studying sociology, which she thoroughly enjoyed. Donna worked for many years at Fort Wayne National Bank. She was a dedicated member at Trinity English Lutheran Church and...
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Thomas L. Bosserman

February 8, 2019

Thomas L. Bosserman, 77, passed away Friday, February 8, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born on September 28, 1941. He was a retired chemist for the City of Fort Wayne and a veteran of the United States Army. He was an Eagle Scout and then Scout Master for more than forty years. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hiking and camping. He was also an amateur...
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Marie A. Nowlan

February 7, 2019

Marie A. Nowlan 83, of Fort Wayne, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019. She was born August 1, 1935, in Chicago, IL. Marie graduated from Chicago Teacher's College and taught in Chicago. She met her beloved husband John in Chicago and they were married October 26, 1957. She also taught in Virginia while her husband served in the U.S. Army. They were happily married for over 61 years. ...
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Jane Ann Scott

February 7, 2019

Jane Ann Scott, age 71, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly on February 7, 2019. She was born March 15, 1947, in Warsaw, Indiana, to MJ and Ruby Kimes. Jane married her high school sweetheart, George, in Claypool, Indiana, on August 21, 1966. Jane is survived by her husband, George, daughter Alicia (David) Lundal of Madison, Wisconsin; son Chad (Carolyn) Scott of Carmel, IN, and...
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Virginia Christ Tsuleff

February 5, 2019

Virginia Christ Tsuleff went home to Jesus on Wednesday, February 5th at the age of 88. She was a graduate of South Side High School and employed by Lincoln National Bank, GTE and Verizon. Her loves included family, cooking, art, the Four Freshmen, the Detroit Tigers, throwing a party and her husband Nick, who she's now spending eternity with. We'll miss her laughter and orneriness, along...
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Inez L. Swangin

February 5, 2019

Inez L. Swangin, 84, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at Kingston Care Center. Born April 12, 1934 in Knoxville, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late Horace Capps and Dezeary (Widby) Capps. She was employed with Magnavox for over 27 years, from which she retired in 1993. Inez never knew a stranger and was always very sociable and sweet. She is survived by her children,...
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Jane M. Bloebaum

February 5, 2019

Jane M. Bloebaum, 83 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away February 5, 2019. She was retired as the Office Manager for Wayne Asphalt Co. for many years. Jane was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, wife and friend who will truly be missed. Jane is survived by her husband, John Bloebaum, children, Chris (Brenda) Williams, Amy (Griffith) Williams, Jeff (Patty) Widau, 9 grandchildren, several great...
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Richard (Dick) Diller

February 5, 2019

Richard "Dick" Diller, 89, passed away, Tuesday, February 05, 2019 at Park Place Senior Living in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Born in Churubusco, In on March 11, 1929. He was married to Arlene Haney, who preceded him in death. He served in the Korean War and then pursued his passion in woodworking by establishing, with two partners, Aristoline, Inc. He retired from Aristoline in 1991. He enjoyed making...
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Edward S. Merin

February 3, 2019

In loving memory of Edward S. Merin, 58, who passed away Sunday February 3, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, son of the late Mark and Margaret Merin. Ed graduated from South Side High School and worked at Merin Custom Draperies and Fabrics for several years. Edward is survived by his sons Markus of New York City, Kennie of Anderson...
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Arthur David (Art) Kinane

January 31, 2019

Arthur David "Art" Kinane passed from this life on Thursday, January 31st, aged 90 years. Art was born in Lynn, MA on Dec. 20, 1928. Art grew up in both Lynn and New York City, and entered the Navy at age 16, where he served in both World War II and in the Korean War. During his career Art owned a bicycle shop, sold women's formal wear, drilled for oil in West Virginia, planted wheat in...
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Jeanne Marguerite Ellingson

January 29, 2019

Jeanne Marguerite Ellingson, 87, recently of Huntertown, Indiana died January 29, 2019. Jeanne was born October 27, 1931 in Albert Lea, MN to Anton Peter and Minna J. (Schatterer) Axelson. Jeanne was retired as a Bank Officer and Vice President of Marketing for Western State Bank in Sioux Falls, SD. Throughout her life she was active in her community, theater and her church. She often said her...
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Richard W. Friedrich

January 29, 2019

Richard W Friedrich, 92, of Leo, passed away on January 29, 2019, at The Cedars of Leo. Born on November 25, 1926, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late Walter and Alice Friedrich. He was a charter member of St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Fort Wayne. He worked as a draftsman at Magnavox and at the St. Anne Home. He enjoyed gardening, photography, and historical research of...
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Sharon S. Hendricks

January 29, 2019

Sharon S. Hendricks, 66, of Fort Wayne, passed away on January 29, 2019. She was born on July 4, 1952 to Donald Clouse and the late Mildred (Williams) Tester in Fort Wayne. She worked as an administrator for Kohl's for 30 plus years. Sharon like watching college and professional football, IU basketball games and other college teams. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, visiting Coco...
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Linda Rhue Cramer

January 27, 2019

Linda Rhue Cramer, 76 of Wolcottville, IN passed away on January 27, 2019. She was born on June 25, 1942 in Defiance, OH to the late John A. Grant and Marjorie J. (Bidlack) Winner. Linda was an Accounting Clerk for the Aqua Indiana Utility Co. She was a member of Parkview Senior Circle, Lutheran Hospital Senior Group, Kingston Care Water Aquatics Group and a faithful member of Agape Church of the...
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Carol Ann Massey

January 27, 2019

Carol Ann Massey nee Sellers, age 76, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully into the Lord's hands on January 27, 2019, following hip replacement surgery. She was born to the late Paul and Ruth Sellers in Bourbon, IN in 1942. She and her brothers, Ron and Allan grew up on a farm before moving to Sweetser, IN. Carol knew and loved the Lord from an early age. She related all of her life to her...
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Orby Lee Hurless, Jr.

January 25, 2019

Orby Lee Hurless Jr, 92 passed away Friday January 25, 2019 at Heritage Pointe of Fort Wayne. He was born in Rockford, Ohio to Orby Lee and Ireda Fae Hurless Sr. Orby graduated from Rockford High School in 1944. He served his country honorably with the United States Navy during WWII. On Decmeber 24, 1948, he married Lucille Owens at Emmanual Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne. He worked at an auto...
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Dennis Duly

January 21, 2019

Dennis Duly, 78, passed away on January 21, 2019. He was born on July 11, 1940, the son of the late Russell and Lucile Duly. Dennis was a graduate of Central High School and a member of Ascension Lutheran Church. He met his wife, Diane in kindergarten and had the pleasure of spending 60 wonderful years together. Dennis worked as a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 33 years before...
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Lois R. Raber

January 15, 2019

Lois R Raber, passed away on January 15, 2019. She was born in Chicago, Ill, the daughter of the late Martha and Harry Rasmussen. Lois worked as a registered nurse in Chicago during and after WWII. She married Paul Arthur Raber on September 4, 1948. Surviving are her children; Martha Alford, Mary Musson, and John Raber; 6 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her...
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George L. Hess

January 14, 2019

George L. Hess, 84, of Huntertown, IN was welcomed home by his Savior on Monday, January 14, 2019. Mr. Hess was born on August 15, 1934 in Avilla, IN to George M. and Lenor S. (Mead) Hess. He graduated from Huntertown High School. George served his country honorably with the United States Army. On June 16, 1962, he married Doris Norden in Avilla, IN. George worked as a district manager for...
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Doris (Dee) E. Kelly

January 11, 2019

Doris "Dee" E. Kelly, 87, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019 at Brookdale Senior Living in Fort Wayne. She was born in Ontario, Canada to the late, Thomas and Helen Banfield. She worked for Snelling and Bryant Bureau as an executive recruiter for 17 years and also for PSI for 8 years. She was a member of the Gideon's Society. She enjoyed fishing, painting, playing the organ, and loved music....
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Kristin Marie Stillman

January 7, 2019

Kristin Marie Stillman, 66, passed away January 7, 2019. Born in Millville, PA to Robert and Jean Arentz, she graduated from Snider High School in 1970. Kristin then went on to receive her Master's Degree in Education from Indiana University. She worked having many roles including Director of Human Resources for the American Red Cross for 32 years. Kristin loved fostering dogs and was very...
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Betty Ann Neuhaus

January 4, 2019

Betty Ann Neuhaus, 77 passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fort Wayne. She was a native and lifelong resident of Fort Wayne, IN and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1959. On October 8, 1960, Betty married Terry Neuhaus with whom she raised 6 daughters. Betty was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and a previous member of the Fort...
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Fred C. Blodgett

January 3, 2019

Fred C. Blodgett, 82, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Kingston Care. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 11am with calling one-hour prior from 10am-11am at D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home Pine Valley Park, 1320 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.domccombandsons.com
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John M. Bissontz

December 30, 2018

John M. Bissontz, 86, entered into Heaven December 30, 2018. He was born on July 26, 1932 in Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated from East Palestine High School then dutifully served as a Radioman, Petty Officer Second Class in the United States Navy on the USS Bushnell AS-15 during the Korean War. He studied Electrical Engineering at Valparaiso University. He worked at Farnsworth Electronics (later ITT...
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Barbara Ann Naab Gilbert

December 28, 2018

Barbara Ann Naab Gilbert, 82, of Fort Wayne, Ind., passed away on December 28, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. Born Nov. 17, 1936, in Markle, Ind., she was the daughter of Clarence and Helen Naab. While attending Huntington College, she met Keith Gilbert in 1954 and was married on Feb 5, 1956. They moved to Natrona Heights, Penn. (a steel town outside of Pittsburgh). Barbara and Keith had an...
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Barbara Ann Bussen

December 27, 2018

Barbara Ann Bussen, 78, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ while at the Cedars Retirement Home on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Barbara was the daughter of Mary Jane (Eckert) and James Sztuk. She attended Central Catholic High School. For over 40 years, Barbara was very involved at Grabill Missionary Church along with her husband, Richard. Richard was...
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Hilda J. Ramsey

December 26, 2018

Hilda J. Ramsey, 83, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at Kingston at Dupont in Fort Wayne. She was born in Lewisburg, TN to the late Herbert H. and Mazie W. Glenn. She was married to James L. Ramsey for 64 years, and he preceded her in death. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, restoring furniture, crocheting, and quilting. Surviving are her sons James E. (Dee), John L. (Judy), and...
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James Zehr

December 24, 2018

James Zehr, 49 passed away December 24, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, in Fort Wayne, IN. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne.He graduated from Carroll High School in 1988. James was a local painting contractor and owner of James Zehr Painting and Decorating, Inc. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. James is survived by his loving wife, Elena M....
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John B. Rufner

May 11, 1949 - December 22, 2018

John B. Rufner, age 69, of Auburn, IN passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Rufner was born on May 11, 1949 in Auburn, IN to Max and Rebecca (Fee) Rufner. John graduated from Waterloo High School in 1967. In 1971, he graduated from Tri-State University earning a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He served his country honorably with the United States Army. On...
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Robert B. Diffenderfer

December 20, 2018

Robert B. Diffenderfer, age 75, of Auburn, IN, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Auburn Village. Robert was born on February 2, 1943 in Indiana to Bruce and Bethel (Miner) Diffenderfer. He graduated from Petroleum High School. Robert served his country honorably with the United States Marines during the Vietnam War. On August 19, 1966, he married Irene Cummins in Burnettsville, IN...
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Martha L. Vorndran

December 20, 2018

Martha L. Vorndran, 90, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Kingston Care Center. Mrs. Vorndran was born on August 31, 1928, in Fort Wayne, IN to Albert and Wilhelmina (Schricker) Dietel. She attended Central High School in Fort Wayne. On August 12, 1950, she married Bernard E. Vorndran at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. She was a member of St. Peters...
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Ward Allen Rinehold

December 18, 2018

Ward Allen Rinehold, 70, passed away on December 18, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on March 14, 1948 the son of the late Ralph Rinehold and Elma Hively. He was a graduate of Concordia High School. Al enjoyed spending time on Lake Jimmerson, fishing, and boating. In his younger years he also enjoyed water skiing. Al worked for the Plumber and Steamfitters Local Union 166 until his retirement...
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Cloyce M. Steiss

December 17, 2018

Cloyce M. Steiss was born on April 5, 1926 to Gustav and Cecil Steiss. He lived his early years in Ft. Wayne and moved to a 40 acre farm in Huntertown in 1971. Cloyce was a man of many talents. He was an auto mechanic having worked for Collins Motor Company, Ford, and Fox & Fox Frame. Cloyce was a member of the Allen County Sheriff Reserves for 25 years. He rode with the Mounted Posse for...
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Florence Isaacs

December 17, 2018

Florence Isaacs, age 91, passed away surrounded by loved ones and loving care on December 17, 2018 at Parkview Hospice in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born October 12, 1927 to the late Earl and Dorothy Knight. Florence attended a secretarial school, where she was known for her skills with grammar and shorthand. She worked at General Electric before starting her own family with her husband, John. They...
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