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Audrey L. Doster

February 22, 2017

Audrey L. Doster, 94, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Surviving are her husband, Neil L. Doster; son, Alan L. (Stacey) Milleman of Wolcottville, IN; daughter, Gloria K. Ostrowski; step-daughter, Kathy Doster; two grandchildren, three great grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter; and sister, Marjorie E. Kuckuck. Audrey was preceded in death by her parents G. Carl and...
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Lisa Duncan

February 21, 2017

Lisa Duncan, 57, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, on August 24, 1959. Lisa worked as a retail manager with Kroger. She loved camping, swimming, traveling, taking Caribbean vacations, and spending time with her beloved grandchildren, and her cats. Surviving are her husband, Thomas Duncan; father, Richard Lewis Evans III; mother, Michaelene Agnes Evans;...
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William (Neal) Sheehan

February 21, 2017

William "Neal" Sheehan, 81, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Monroeville, Indiana, Neal was the son of the late Irvin and Alberta (Geis) Sheehan. Neal served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army. He worked at International Harvester for 13 years prior to becoming an engineer with Norfolk Southern for 23 years before his retirement. Neal lived his...
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Kim Klinker

February 18, 2017

Kim Klinker, 59, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017. Kim was born in Fort Wayne IN on October 22, 1957. She worked as a server with Pizza Hut for 30 years. Kim loved her dogs, and hockey but especially the Chicago Blackhawks. Listening to her beloved Moody Blues, spending time with her family and friends, and being a grandma were some of her favorite things. Surviving are her children, Erin...
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Marjorie D. Revis

February 18, 2017

Marjorie D. Revis, 98, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017. Born in Sauk Rapids, MN, to her parents Erma and Edith Mowan. Marjorie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. She enjoyed gardening and working alongside her husband on the family farm in Columbia City, IN. Surviving are her daughter, JoEllen (Greg) Smith; 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Marjorie was...
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Scott Allen Schamberg

February 18, 2017

Scott Allen Schamberg, 51, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Scott graduated from Concordia High School. His wife and he were the owners and operators of Affordable Class Act, Inc where he worked as a plaster and drywall repairman. Scott was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. He enjoyed the outdoors and the time at his family's lake house where...
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Larry Eugene Sands

February 17, 2017

Larry Eugene Sands, 63, passed away Friday, February 17, 2017. Born in Jacksonville, FL., Larry was a US Navy Veteran, serving during Viet Nam. Surviving are his son, Shawn Sands of La Rue, OH; daughter, Jeannie Maust of Huntertown, IN: brothers, Mark Sands, Steve Sands and 5 grandchildren. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, James A and Mary Louise. Sands, brother, James, sister, Linda...
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Athanasios Pappas

February 17, 2017

Athanasios Pappas, 88, passed away Friday, February 17, 2017 at home in Fort Wayne. Born in Polikerasos Kastoria Greece, He was a barber, photographer and carpenter before he became the owner and founder of Pappas Furs. His greatest dream was to come to America seeking a better life for his family. He was a true artist with a sense of humor and lived a very full life. He was a member of the...
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P. Douglas Hamm

February 16, 2017

P. "Douglas" Hamm, 65, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017 at his Florida home. Born in Cedar Rapids, IA, He earned his Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America and was the Past President of the Nebraska Claims Association. Douglas was the CCO with K & K Insurance for 22 years, retiring in 2012. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and enjoyed fishing and spending...
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Priscilla (Pat) Parnin

February 16, 2017

Priscilla "Pat" Parnin, 94, passed away February 16, 2017. Pat will be remembered as one who loved and cared for her family, friends, and neighbors. Surviving are her son, David (Sharon) Parnin of Fort Wayne; and 3 grandchildren Alex, Ben, and Sam. Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Parnin; parents, William and Dessie Thrasher; brother, Thomas Thrasher; and sister, Leta...
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Martha L. (Slagg) Oechsle

February 13, 2017

Martha L. (Slagg) Oechsle, 89, passed away February 13, 2017. Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Harold Oechsle; children, Elaine (David) Stowell; Barbara Oechsle; Douglas Oechsle; Janis (Kevin) Davidson; daughter of the heart, Joyce Rinker; 11 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild due in August; several nieces and nephews. Martha was preceded in death by parents, Willliam and Anna...
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Ronald Scott Simpson

December 11, 1942 - February 11, 2017

Ronald "Scott" D. Simpson, 74, died Sat. Feb. 11, 2017 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born Dec. 11, 1942 in Wabash, IN, Scott was the son of Benny and the late Doris (Durnbaugh) Simpson. He did copy writing, photography, and media production for several companies, including Fort Wayne Newspapers, Lincoln National Life, Lincoln Museum, WFFT-TV, and Colburn Advertising. In 2006 he started...
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Samuel B. Armstrong

February 11, 2017

Samuel B. Armstrong, 81, passed away peacefully on the morning of Saturday, February 11, 2017 at his home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Sam was born on August 18, 1935 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to his birth parents, Leland Robertson and Helen White, then later adopted by his parents, Homer and Ramona Armstrong, of Kokomo, Indiana.Sam grew up in Kokomo and graduated from Kokomo High School in 1953.. After high...
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Patricia Ann (Shea) Elward

February 9, 2017

Patricia Ann (Shea) Elward 78, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, February 9th after a hard fought battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. She was born on August 6th, 1938 to the late Mary Jane and Robert Shea. Pat "Patty" was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Richard K. Elward and her twin brother Michael Shea. Survivors include her 7 children: John (Sherry) Elward, Deborah ...
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Willard R. York

February 9, 2017

Willard R. York, 82, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017. Born in Middlesboro, KY, Willard was the son of the late George and Delia York. He was a truck driver for Scotts Foods for 19 years prior to his retirement. Willard was an avid collector of model cars, coins and enjoyed watching westerns. He was blessed with the gift of music. He wrote, sang and played Bluegrass on his guitar. His...
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Joseph Chaney

February 8, 2017

Joseph Chaney, 65, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on November 15, 1951. Joseph joined the US Marines upon his graduation from High School. He was a trivia buff and a diehard Cleveland Browns fan. Surviving are his children; Justin (Amanda) Chaney, Alexis (Bryan) Murphy, Travis Chaney, and Tara Chaney; 4 grandchildren; siblings, Karen Snyder, Kathy (Steve)...
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Frederick O. Mackel, MD

February 8, 2017

Frederick O. Mackel, MD died peacefully after a brief illness on February 8, 2017. Fred is survived by his children, Jerry L. Mackel, MD (Diane), David F. Mackel, MD (Karin), Susan E. Mackel, MD (Douglas L. Nelson, MD) and Diane Arvin, MD; 12 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Fred was preceded in death by his parents Fleeta B. (Cunningham) Mackel and Fred J Mackel, his sister Irma Biggs,...
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Raymond C. Zuleger

February 6, 2017

Raymond C. Zuleger, 76, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017. Born in Iowa City, Iowa, Raymond was the son of the late Edward and Mary Ann Zuleger. Raymond served the country that he loved for 26 years in the U.S. Army, earning the rank of Master Sergeant. He met his wife to be Federica, while being stationed in Italy. They enjoyed 54 years of marriage together. He worked with Magnavox for...
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Albert L. Rainey

February 6, 2017

Albert L. Rainey, 78, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017 at his home in Fort Wayne. He is survived by his daughters, Annette (Steve) Carey, Susan (Steven) Shaikh both of Fort Wayne, IN; 4 grandchildren 7 great-grandchildren. Albert was preceded in death by his wife Linda K Rainey, son Daniel Rainey parents Oral and Jessie Rainey, and a brother, Phil Rainey. Memorials may be made to the Shepherd...
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Noah Anderson Williams

February 3, 2017

Infant Noah Anderson Williams, passed away February 3, 2017 in Fort Wayne. He is survived by his parents, George and Terra Williams. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Rd.
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Joan Hagerman

February 3, 2017

Joan Hope Hagerman, 87, passed away Friday, February 3, 2017 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Ralph and Grace Irving. Joan attended North Side High School, Stevens University and the University of Michigan. She was a member of the Fort Wayne Country Club, Junior League, Wilderness Country Club of Naples Florida, Clear Lake Yacht Club and...
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Anna Jean (Annie) (Gaskill) Gouloff

February 2, 2017

Anna Jean "Annie" (Gaskill) Gouloff, 87, passed away Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital surrounded by family members. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Annie was the daughter of the late Ellsworth and Garnet "Ilo" Gaskill. She worked at ITT Aerospace prior to her retirement in 1994. She was a longtime member of the International Order of Kingsdaughters and Sons and served as president for...
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Dottie D. Trout

February 2, 2017

Dottie D. Trout, 77, passed away Thursday, February 2, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her children, Donna (Gary) Smith; Trevor Trout; Mike (Carol) Silcott; David (Debra) Silcott; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and her brother, Frederick (Alice) Cordes. Dottie was preceded in death by husband, Don Trout; son, Richard Trout; and parents, Henry and Mildred Cordes. Memorials may...
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Patricia Ann (Rentschler) Fisher

January 30, 2017

Patricia Ann Fisher (Rentschler), 72, returned to her heavenly home on January 30, 2017. She married her best friend, the late James Lawrence Fisher, on June 21, 1969. . Patricia is survived by her son, James W. Fisher (Heidi Houser); daughter, Julie A. (Roger) Hubart; daughter, Lisa M. (Steve) Ramsey; daughter, Lori S. (David) MacArthur; son, Steven M. (Karen) Fisher; son, Jason L. Fisher; and...
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Karen C. Wright

January 30, 2017

Karen C. Wright, 74, a wonderful loving Angel was called home to heaven on Monday, January 30, 2017 at Ashton Creek Health and Rehab in Ft. Wayne. Born in Trempealeau, WI, Karen will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church. Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Thomas Wright of Fort Wayne; daughters, Becky (Brian)...
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Arlene Panyard

June 1, 1939 - January 28, 2017

ARLENE J. "HANNIE" PANYARD, 77, lost her fight with Alzhei mer's on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Esther Hannie. She graduated from North Side High School. Arlene worked at Peerless Cleaners for 18 years and was a receptionist at N.U. Insulation for seven years. Surviving are her beloved children, Becky (Greg) Ewing of Stanton, Mich.,...
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Arlene Panyard

January 28, 2017

ARLENE J. "HANNIE" PANYARD, 77, lost her fight with Alzheimer's on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Esther Hannie. She graduated from North Side High School. Arlene worked at Peerless Cleaners for 18 years and was a receptionist at N.U. Insulation for seven years. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East...
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Rosie Geroff Breeden

January 27, 2017

Rosie Geroff Breeden, 86, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 at Doctors Hospice in Fayetteville, Georgia. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Rosie was the daughter of the late Panyotte "Peter" and Dina Ognenoff Geroff. She was a 1948 graduate of Concordia High School and, a member of the church she loved so dearly, Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church. Rosie was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother...
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Marvin Jacob Deeg

January 27, 2017

Marvin Jacob Deeg, 59, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017. Surviving are his father Walter Deeg; brothers, Mike J Deeg; Melvin J Deeg; and Mark J Deeg; companion of 40 years, Gordon Douglas; niece, April Schrock; nephews, Jeremy and Mark Deeg; step-sisters Margaret Eloph; and Janet Offutt; step-brother Donnie Garrison. Marvin was preceded in death by mother, Ida Ruth Deeg, step-mother...
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Frank P. (Bucky) Harris

January 23, 2017

Frank P. Harris, 94, passed away Monday, January 23, 2017. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA, on April 27, 1922, the son of the late Joseph and Rose Harris. Surviving are his children, Kenneth G. (Karen) Harris, Patricia A. (Carl) Hemmer, Mary Lou (Sid) Tuesley; 7 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren. Frank was preceded in death by his wife of , Eleanor T. Harris. Memorials may be made to the...
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Frank P. (Bucky) Harris

January 23, 2017

Frank P. Harris, 94, passed away Monday, January 23, 2017. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA, on April 27, 1922, the son of the late Joseph and Rose Harris. Surviving are his children, Kenneth G. (Karen) Harris, Patricia A. (Carl) Hemmer, Mary Lou (Sid) Tuesley; 7 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren. Frank was preceded in death by his wife of , Eleanor T. Harris. Memorials may be made to the...
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Emma K.M. Mildred

April 9, 1955 - January 21, 2017

Early on the morning of January 21st, 2017, Emma Katherine Marie Mildred (nee Straub), 61, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, aunt, sister, cousin, niece, and church lady, traded in her broken and scarred body for a crown of life. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, she graduated from North Side High School and Indiana University. Early in her career, she worked at Wayne Home Equipment,...
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Frankie Drummond

January 21, 2017

"Big Frank" Frankie Drummond, 68, went to heaven to kneel at the feet of his Lord, Saturday, January 21, 2017. He was born in Mayfield, KY on October 22, 1948 the son of the late Elza Franklin and Mabel Drummond. Frank attended and graduated from Columbia City High School. Frank worked at Big Rigs for several years before retiring. Prior to becoming the assistant manager at Big Rigs, he was...
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Charles W. Humphries

January 18, 2017

Charles W. Humphries, 85, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Oak Grove, AL, Charles worked as the Director of Engineering Electronic Warfare with Magnavox for 40 years. While at Magnavox he made significant contributions to progressing the company in areas of threat recognition to the United States and how to destroy the threats. Some systems are still in service...
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Jams G. Gibson

January 16, 2017

James G. Gibson, 59, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday January 16, 2017 at his home. Jim was the father of Kristin Gibson and Dustin Gibson. Also surviving are his brothers, William Gibson, Robert (Annie) Gibson, John (Lisa) Gibson, Timothy (Matthew Helms) Gibson, Thomas (Karen) Gibson, sister Deborah (Joseph) Farmer, brother-in-law Richard Beeler, and four nephews and six nieces. He was...
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Eugene R. Lowden

January 16, 2017

Eugene R. Lowden, 96, passed away Jan. 16, 2017. Surviving is loving wife Anna (Lahrman) Lowden of 68 years; children Robert (Dorene) Lowden, Stephen (Barbara) Lowden, Sharon (David) White; grandchildren Michelle (Mark) Ross, Laura (Chris) Harrington, Susan (Jason) Kaiser, Stephen (Melissa) Lowden; step grandchildren John (Sherry) Mattingly, Laura Anglin, Beth (Gary) Toth; 6 great grandchildren ...
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Joan M. Bingley

January 16, 2017

Joan M. Bingley, 83, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Charles Bingley of Fort Wayne; daughters, Lorrie Smith, Diana Bruns; Vickie Gordon all of Fort Wayne; step-daughters, Charlotte Fletcher of New Haven, IN; and Shawn (Darin) Moore of Auburn, IN; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and sister, Gail Jackson of Fort Wayne. Joan was preceded...
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Charlotte A. (Webster) Rusher

January 16, 2017

Charlotte A. (Webster) Rusher, 92 Fort Wayne, formally of Connersville, passed away January 16, 2017. Charlotte was born Sept. 6, 1924, in Connersville, to Isabelle (Eddy) and Charles Webster. After graduating from high school, she was employed at Roots Blower in Connersville where she met Ernest E. "Bud" Rusher, whom she married July 28, 1950. They celebrated 59 years of marriage, prior to Bud's...
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Gloria A. Branning

January 15, 2017

Gloria A. Branning, 84, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017. Gloria is survived by her sister, Joyce (Louis) Lohrman; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Frieda and Rudolph Branning, and her siblings, Edna Doster, Jean Patterson, Larry Branning, and Wayne Branning. Memorials may be made to the World Wide Work of Jehovah's...
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Roy Andrew Eaton

January 14, 2017

Roy Andrew Eaton passed away peacefully on Saturday January 14, 2017 at his home in Ft. Wayne, IN. He was 85. Roy was born on March 1, 1931 in Port Gibson, MS to Andrew Henry Eaton and Winnie Greer Eaton. He graduated from Port Gibson High School and Millsaps College in Mississippi, received his Divinity Degree from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta GA, and a Master...
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Paul (Buddy) D. Ladd

January 14, 2017

Paul "Buddy" D. Ladd, 84, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Allen County, IN, Paul began auto racing at the age of fifteen at various race tracks around Allen County. He began his career as an auto mechanic and later retired from Don R. Fruchey INC where he worked as an iron worker. He was a member of Michigan Antique Phonograph Society and devoted his time after...
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Anna Heidenreich

January 14, 2017

Anna Sue (Passino) Heidenreich, 85, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN, Anna was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and worked at Fort Wayne Community Schools for 20 years. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her family and her faith in God were the...
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Lauana I. Humbrecht

January 12, 2017

Lauana I. Humbrecht, 94, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, January 12, 2017. In addition to Jack, Lu's husband of 71 years, she is survived by two sons Kurt (Kathy) Humbrecht; and Brent (Phyllis) Humbrecht; grandchildren, Carrie (Troy) Pogue; Amanda, Becky, Meredith, and Joe Humbrecht,; great-grandchildren, Kyle and Marissa Pogue; as well as many nieces and nephews. Also...
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Robert Lechleidner

January 11, 2017

Robert E. Lechleidner, 60, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Angola, IN, Robert served in the U.S. Marines for four years. Robert was a lifelong trucker. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road.
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Erika Renae Sell

January 10, 2017

Erika Renae Sell , 17, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Surviving are her parents, Candice Sell and Amy Kupcik; Brian and April Sell; brothers; Devin Sell; Jedd Kupcik; sisters, Chrystal Carey; Anna Rhoten; Izabelle Kupcik; grandmother, Jeanette Ritenour; grandparents, Debbie and Cary Sell; Millie and Cash Cook; James and Judy Carey; Cheryl and Gary Liston; niece, Jadelynn...
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Charlene (Cricket) C. Lochner

January 10, 2017

Charlene "Cricket" C. Lochner, 86, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Surviving are her daughters, Sandy Klopfenstein; and Carol (Paul) Havers; 8 grandchildren, Laurie Springer, Amy Albert, Becky Stamper, Meagan Butcher, BilliJo Harris, Abby Buis, Ty Steury, and Jason Steury; 17 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren. Charlene was preceded in death by her husband, Irwin...
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Richard A. Bussen

January 10, 2017

Richard A. Bussen, 74, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Barbara Bussen, sons Timothy (Pamela) Bussen, Terry (Joyce) Bussen, Tom (Beth) Bussen, Ted (Jennifer) Bussen, Todd (companion Dona) Bussen, Troy (Mindy) Bussen, Trent Bussen. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and father...
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Helen L. Rash

January 9, 1936 - January 8, 2017

Helen L. Rash, 80, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Helen was the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Kathryn Rudolph Sr. Helen was a comptroller with the Allen County Police Department for 22 years, retiring in 2002. She and her husband enjoyed square dancing for many years together. Helen also had a talent for woodworking...
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Victoria Lee (Hillenburg) Woehnker

January 7, 2017

Victoria Lee (Hillenburg) Woehnker, 58, passed away January 7, 2017. Surviving are her husband; Richard; her beloved dogs Lexi and Laine; parents Richard and Arlene Hillenburg; siblings Lynn (Steve) Zahorik and David (Ashley) Hillenburg and Cheryl (Stan) Hillenburg; mother-in-law, Elaine Woehnker; brothers-in-law, Joe (Shelley) Woehnker and David Woehnker; sisters-in-law, Diane (Joe)...
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Logan Robert Blaising

January 7, 2017

Logan Robert Blaising, 23, went to his heavenly home on Saturday, January, 7, 2017. Logan was born in Fort Wayne and graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School in 2011. He was currently enrolled full time at Ivy Tech, pursuing a degree in animal science. Since his recent illness and amputation, he had been spending time mentoring Holy Cross Confirmands and learning new workout routines at AWP....
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MIchael Arnold Collins

January 6, 2017

Michael Arnold Collins, 69, passed away peacefully and unexpectedly at home Friday, January 6, 2017. Mike is survived by his half-sister and caregiver Donna (Jim) Geary of Fort Wayne, his niece Stacy (Kevin) Haskins of Fishers and family, his nephew Cory (Jessica) Lawson of Lafayette and family, plus his newly found half-brother Michael W. Turner of Connecticut. Memorials may be made to the...
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Helen W. Krisher

January 6, 2017

HELEN W KRISHER, 88, passed away Friday, January 6, 2017, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Helen retired from Lincoln Life after 25 years as an Administrator. Helen married Gaylord L. Krisher on May 25, 1946, and enjoyed 68 years of marriage. Gaylord passed away on Sept 5, 2014. Helen enjoyed her home, tending her flowers, gardening, breakfast out at Joanna's and...
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Thomas Max Johnson

January 4, 2017

Thomas Max Johnson, 71, passed away unexpectedly January 4, 2017 while visiting in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born October 10, 1945 in Evansville, Indiana and attended grade schools in Indianapolis, Indiana and Brigantine, New Jersey. He graduated from Atlantic City High School, New Jersey. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a machinist. After his service he moved to Gratz, Pennsylvania where...
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Michael J. Huhn

January 4, 2017

Michael J. Huhn, 66, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017. He was born in Chicago, IL, on May 30, 1950. Michael was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Surviving are his father, Donald J. Huhn; brothers, Chris J. (Peggy) Huhn, Larry J. (Barb) Huhn, Tony J. (Cindy) Huhn, Dan J. (Sandy) Huhn, and Randy J. (Mindy) Huhn. Michael was preceded in death by mother, Lorraine M. Huhn. ...
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Blakely Rains Jones

January 3, 2017

Blakely Rains Jones, born, Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her parents Raymond II and Holly L Jones of Fort Wayne, IN; brother, Trey Jones; grandparents Raymond (Gina) Jones of New Haven, IN and Michael (Tara) Vogel of North Manchester, IN.
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Richard Edward Finefrock

January 3, 2017

Richard Edward Finefrock 2nd, 68, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, January 3, 2017. He was born in York, PA, on September 25, 1948, son to the late Richard and Myrtle Finefrock. Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Elizabeth (Craig) Finefrock; sons, Michael (Angela) Finefrock, and Ryan (Melissa) Finefrock; grandchildren, Kayne Forrest, Meagan Finefrock, Hayden Finefrock, Elayna Finefrock,...
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Jeremy J. Hartman

January 1, 2017

Jeremy J. Hartman, 25, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017. Surviving are father, Ron Hartman of Fort Wayne; mother, Michelle Demayo of Huntertown, IN; grandmother, Reva Hartman of Fort Wayne; grandmother, Marlene March of Zephyr Hills, FL; grandfather, Frank (Gloria) Demayo of Fort Wayne, IN; aunt, Debbie (Steve); uncles, Matt (Sandy), Rod, Dan, Mark (Debbie), Bob (Lori), Mark Demayo, Mike ...
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David L. Boon

January 1, 2017

David L. Boon, 59, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 1, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, David was the founder of Vision Lighting Corporation. Surviving are his son, Adam Boon, daughter, Sarah (Jonathon) Gonzalez, daughter, Marissa Boon, all of Fort Wayne 3 grandchildren; Alexis, Malik, and Callie, mother, Beverly York of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, brother, Michael (Kristine) Boon of Fort Wayne,...
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Milton L. Gerber

January 14, 1929 - December 30, 2016

Milton L. Gerber, 87, of Fort Wayne, peacefully was placed in the arms of his savior for his final journey home, on December 30, 2016. He was a former resident of Craigville and Ossian, Indiana and Cedarville, Michigan. He was born on January 14, 1929 in Adams County to Reuben and Dulla (Aschliman) Gerber. He married Patricia Titus on October 1, 1950, in Bluffton, Indiana. He attended...
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Teresa M. Welsh

December 29, 2016

Teresa M. Welsh, 60, passed away Thursday, December 29, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Warner Robins, GA, Teresa enjoyed the outdoors, hiking, and photography. She was a longtime supporter of Child Fund International. Surviving are her husband, Gregory Welsh; daughter, Carol Dailey; step-daughter, Julie (Brian) Worthing; parents Vance and Myrna Pyle; granddaughter, Rebekah Miller; and sister,...
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Janet Klas Eggleston

December 29, 2016

Janet Klas Eggleston, 92, passed away Thursday, December 29, 2016 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Janet and her husband Don Klas were founding members of Covenant United Methodist Church. She enjoyed participating in the church choir, golfing, and traveling. Surviving are her daughter, Katherine (Ted) Rolf of Angola, IN; daughter, Ann (Gary) Forsyth of Cave Creek, AZ; 5...
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Edna (Patrick) Thacker

December 25, 2016

Edna (Patrick) Thacker, 91, passed away December 25, 2016 at Lutheran Life Villages at Pine Valley. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Rd.
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Dale Erwin

December 23, 2016

Dale Erwin, 61, passed away Friday, December 23, 2016. Surviving are his wife of 11 years, Kathleen (Freiburger) Erwin; children; Angela (Timothy) Stickler, Melissa Erwin, and Jessica (Blake) Pond; grandchildren; Paige Kiser, Bailey Kiser, Gunnar Psurny, Madison Erwin, and Bryson Pond; mother, Dorothy Erwin; siblings, Tamy Persons, and Tim (Karen) Erwin. Dale was preceded in death by his father...
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Carol L. Varney

December 23, 2016

Carol L. Varney, 77, passed away December 23, 2016. She was born in Varney, WV on July 8, 1939, the daughter of the late Arthur and Arizona Varney. Carol was a hard worker. In her spare time she enjoyed reading, and watching the hallmark channel. Surviving are her daughter, Jennifer (Cal Halsey Jr.) Varney; grandchildren, Ivy Catalan, Stacey Hendryx, and Annette Halsey; sisters, Betty Maynard,...
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Melissa F. (Barnhouse) Veldman

December 20, 2016

Melissa F. (Barnhouse) Veldman, 36, of Huntertown, IN died peacefully at home on December 20, 2016 after battling cancer for 5 years. Melissa was born on December 26, 1979 in Fort Wayne, IN to parents Roberta (Thompson) and William Barnhouse. Melissa often shared stories of growing up with her two brothers, Shawn Thompson and Steve Barnhouse, and her oldest friends John and Beth Worthman....
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Lowell D. Dusseau

September 11, 1936 - December 17, 2016

Lowell D. Dusseau, 80, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. Born in Dayton, Ohio, Lowell was the son of the late Aloysius and Edna (Ravery) Dusseau. He graduated from Holy Cross High School in Lansing, Michigan and earned his bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Dayton. Lowell served in the United States Air Force from 1961 to...
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Mary Lou Bodeker

April 6, 1934 - December 15, 2016

Mary Lou Bodeker, 82, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Golden Years Homestead. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Mary worked at City Utilities of Fort Wayne for 15 years, retiring in 1992. She was a charter member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Donald E....
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James (Jim) Gilbert Mills

December 12, 2016

James "Jim" Gilbert Mills, 72, passed away Monday, December 12, 2016. Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Kay Mills; Children, Brandon (Stephanie) Mills Fort Wayne, IN, Heather (Tom) Noyes Avon, IN; grandchildren, Taylor, Bryson & Lynnon Mills; sister, Delores Eskridge; and twin sister, Judy Trail. James was preceded in death by his brother, Glenn Mills, and sisters, Peggy Maden, and Audrey...
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Allen V. Ceresa, Sr.

December 11, 2016

Allen V. Ceresa Sr, 66, passed away Sunday, December 11, 2016. He enjoyed fishing and the outdoors. Surviving are his wife, Rhonda Marie Ceresa of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Allen (Biljana) Ceresa, Jr. of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Chloe and Cylvie Ceresa; brother, Jeff (Barb) Ceresa of Fort Wayne; sister, Cindy (Mark) Chappius of Fort Wayne, IN. Allen was preceded in death by his parents Victor...
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Beverly S Ahlersmeyer

October 31, 1936 - December 11, 2016

Beverly S. Ahlersmeyer, 80, passed away Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Bethlehem Woods Rehab Center. Born in Decatur, Indiana, Beverly was the daughter of the late Elisha and Gertrude Gause. Beverly was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother to her family. She enjoyed spending time outdoors. Beverly had a special love for horses. Surviving are her children; Kenneth (Mary Ann) Baker of Fort...
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Milton Winthrop Wong

December 10, 2016

Milton Winthrop Wong, 86 passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Glenna E (Egly); children, Kurt (Marilyn) Wong, Keith (Susan) Wong, and Kris Wong; sister, Dr. Laverne B. Wong; grandchildren, E. Shane and Sarah K. Wong, and Taylor A. and Corbin S. Wong; and daughter-in-law, Robbie B. Wong. He was preceded in death by his son, Kenton D. Wong; and sister,...
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Donna K. Wininger

December 8, 2016

Donna K. Wininger , 77, passed away Thursday, December 8, 2016. Surviving are her children Kimberly (Tom) Carter; Bobbi (Jim) Joseph; Michael Ray Johnson; grandchildren, Joshua (Sonya) Borton, Cristi (Adam Bollinger) Joseph, David Wilkie; great grandchildren, Kierstin, Marissa, Mason, Kinley, Ashlyn, siblings, Raymond "Sonny" (Joellen) Wininger; Loretta (Steven) Kaufman; William (Sue)...
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Nancy L. Cox

April 23, 1937 - December 5, 2016

Nancy L. Cox, 79, passed away Monday, December 5, 2016 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Nancy was the daughter of the late Robert and Bernice Lichtsinn. Along with being a wonderful wife, and mother, Nancy worked in the Northrop High School Cafeteria for 15 years. She was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church. Nancy's number one priority was...
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Nancy J. Schweigert

December 2, 2016

Nancy J. Schweigert, 68, was called home by Jesus on Friday, December 2, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Jeffersonville, IN, Nancy graduated with her Bachelor's degree in the inaugural class from the Indiana State University School of Nursing. Nancy was a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Sorority of Nursing. She worked as a registered nurse with Fort Wayne Medical Education Program for 27 years...
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Doris E. Rhonemus

November 28, 2016

Doris E. Rhonemus, 89, passed away Monday, November 28, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughter, Ann (Ric-Floyd) Bostic of Gainesville, FL; grandson, Spec-4 Alex Bradfield; brother, Edward K. Wolfe; sister, Wilma Martin; and cousin, Donald Stuckey. Doris was preceded in death by her husband Ronald Rhonemus; parents, Edward and Flossie Wolfe; and her brother, Jack Wolfe. Burial in...
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Robert (Bob) E. Bragg

November 28, 2016

Robert "Bob" E. Bragg, 90, passed away Monday, November 28, 2016 at Lutheran Life Villages at Pine Valley. Bob was born on February 28, 1926 in Upland, Indiana to the late Earl and Pearl Bragg. He lived in Van Buren for seven years before moving to Upland. Bob graduated from Jefferson Township in Upland in 1944, Ball State Teachers College in 1949, where he was a member of the Phi Sigma...
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Madona Gaham

November 25, 2016

Madonna R. Gaham, 87, passed away Friday, November 25, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Madonna worked as a cook with Portage Jr. High for 15 years, and was a devoted mother and housewife. She was an avid bingo player. She also enjoyed fishing, and doing jigsaw puzzles. Madonna was a loving wife, mom, and grandmother.
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Lester L. Bone

November 23, 2016

Lt. Col. Lester L. Bone, 97, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Surviving are his daughter, Vicki Bone; sons, Charles (Lynda) Bone son, Robert (Vanessa) Bone; grandchildren, Bryan, Emilee and Sarah Bone; great grandson, Joshua all of Fort Wayne, IN Lester was preceded in death by wife, Joan O Bone, parents Charles M and Marguerite I Bone. Memorials may be made to the Anthony Wayne...
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Glen E. Faxon

November 23, 2016

Glen E. Faxon, 85, was called home by Jesus, November 23, 2016. Born in Palmyra, MO, Glen worked as a engineer with Magnavox for many years. Surviving are his wife, Vel I. Faxon of Fort Wayne, IN; sons, Gary (Mary) Faxon of Springfield, IL and Mark Faxon of Fort Wayne; daughter, Lisa (Dennis) Volkert of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Emily and Ben Faxon and Ryan, Kristoffer and Kelsey Volkert....
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Janet E. South

November 23, 2016

Janet E. South, 74, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Adams Heritage of Monroeville. Born in Muskegon, MI, Janet loved caring for her family as a homemaker. She also worked for Group Dekko of Kendallville and Target. Surviving are her children, Lori (Christine Dittmar) Lane of Union Mills, IN, Susan (James) Mabe of Fort Wayne, and Robert (Carrie) South of Boyne City, MI; ...
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Virginia "Ginger" Carpenter

June 25, 1925 - November 21, 2016

Virginia "Ginger" Carpenter joined her beloved husband, David and her eldest son in glory on November 21, 2016. Ginger was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She loved to go to all the various sporting events in which her sons participated. She was an ardent Cubs and Peyton Manning fan. Ginger lived a life of servanthood to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She...
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Barbara A. Hontz

November 21, 2016

Barbara A. Hontz, 86, passed away November 21, 2016. Surviving are children, Holly (Kevin) Snyder, Janet (Bruce) Tiebert, and Joseph A. (Laura) Hontz, Jr.; Grandchildren, Nathan (Jennifer) Snyder, Aaron (Kelly) Snyder, Adam (Laura) Snyder, Samuel (Shelley) Snyder, Meghan Pitcher, Amanda (Brooks) Rohrs, Haley (Nick) Just, Amy (Shaun) Doan, Hilary (Ben) Armstrong, and Elizabeth Pitcher; 17 great...
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Loren K. Mosher

November 21, 2016

Loren K. Mosher, 54, passed away Monday, November 21, 2016 at Parkview Hospital. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Loren was a big I U basketball and Cub's baseball fan The family is requesting, all those in attendance to wear IU colors in honor of Loren. Surviving are his mother, Edith L. Mosher and brother, Gale (Stefanie Collins) Mosher of Churubusco, IN. Loren was preceded in death by his father,...
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Thomas P. Kohrman, Sr.

August 19, 1932 - November 18, 2016

Thomas Kohrman, Sr., 84, passed away Friday, November 18, 2016 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Thomas was the son of the late Jerome and Marie Kohrman. Thomas worked with Navistar for 32 years, retiring in 1996. He was past member of Most Precious Blood Catholic Church. He was a current member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, St. Vincent de Paul...
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Mabel Zehr

November 17, 2016

Mabel "Mert" May Zehr, age 95, passed away at Ashton Creek Health and Rehab in Ft. Wayne. She was a member of Carroll Community Church. Mert loved gardening and baking, but most of all spending time with family. She was born on March 31, 1921 in Wauseon Ohio. She was reunited with her loving husband, Michael Monroe Zehr, on November 17, 2016.
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Nancy G. Kassing

November 17, 2016

Nancy G. Kassing, 83, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Nancy was the daughter of the late Carl and Caroline Pedersen. She graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School and IPFW's first graduating class for Physician Assistant. She worked as a nurse and physician assistant throughout her career. She was a...
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Scott Reuille

November 13, 2016

FORMERLY of Fort Wayne - Scott M. Reuille, of Rolling Meadows, Illinois, was born on November 6, 1964 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Michael and Pamella (nee Schwartz) Reuille. He passed away at home on Sunday, November 13, 2016, surrounded by family. Scott was employed with HSBC of America for 19 years. Scott was an avid sports fan who embraced life, family, and friends. Scott is survived by his high...
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John (Jack) J. Bollier

November 13, 2016

John "Jack" J. Bollier, 93, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016 in Leo, IN. Surviving are his five sons, Steven (Pam) Bollier; Gary (Christy) Bollier; Ronald (Edie) Bollier; Philip (Stephanie) Bollier; James (Rhonda) Bollier; 20 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Jeanne Smith. Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Bollier; parents John and Lydia Bollier; ...
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Samantha Mariann Dillman

November 12, 2016

Samantha Mariann Dillman , 15, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Clinton Twp, MI, Samantha was a sophomore at Northrop High School where she loved to dance and sing in the Allure Show Choir and performed in Annie the musical. Samantha loved to play the violin and ukulele for her family. Sam's favorite day would be going to the...
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Donald J. Karolewcz

November 11, 2016

Donald J. Karolewicz, 72, passed away on Veteran's Day, Friday, November 11, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his nephew, Chris (Julie) Beck of Fort Wayne; niece, Jennifer (Paul) Wecker of Batavia, IL; great-nephews and great-nieces, Miranda, Jeremy, Marissa, Grace, Kate, and Emma . Donald was preceded in death by his parents, George and Cecilia A. Karolewicz; 2 sisters, Patricia Beck and...
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Ruth V. Evard

November 7, 2016

Ruth V. Evard, 87 of Leo, IN, passed away Monday, November 7, 2016 at home. Surviving are her daughter, Cheri L. Baker; grandchildren, Jeffery L Baker; Heather L Baker; and Darcy L (Cameron J) Schwartz; 4 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter; brother Denzel Robert Widner . Ruth was preceded in death by her parents William Ulysses Zeputy Widner and Mary Angeline Widner,...
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Nicholas (Nick) J. Mruk

October 31, 2016

Nicholas "Nick" J. Mruk, 24, passed away Monday, October 31, 2016 in Huntertown. Born in New Jersey, Nick enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially cycling. He enjoyed listening to music and watching movies. He was always thoughtful and had real understanding for the meaning of life. Above all, Nick loved spending time with his brothers. He was known by all as "LB". Surviving are his...
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Elizabeth Jean Beck

October 31, 2016

Elizabeth Jean Beck, 90, passed away surrounded by her loving family October 31, 2016. Surviving are her daughters, Nannette (Clarence) Campbell; Barbara (Alan) McFeters; Terry (Scott) Whitford and Sandra (John) Seyfert; 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren . Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents W.Frederick and Clara Masanz, husband A. Harold Beck, son Michael Beck, grandson...
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Esther Marie Wilson Schellenberger

October 30, 2016

Esther Marie Wilson Schellenberger, 80, of Lake George, IN, passed away at 4:54 pm on Sunday, October 30, 2016. She married Leon E. Wilson on September 3, 1955, who preceded her in death. Esther is survived by: sister, Mattie Duffel; son, Kenneth W. (Patricia) Wilson; two daughters: Sandy (Mike) Hayes, Bloomington and Sharon (Jeff) Sallot,; husband, James Schellenberger; step-daughters:...
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Rickey (Rick) Eby

October 29, 2016

Rickey "Rick" Eby, 65, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, was the son of the late Gene Eby and M. Louise Miller. Rick graduated from Snyder High School class of 1969. He owned and operated Alliance Bankcard Processing which he founded in 1994. He was a member of the Avilla Masonic Lodge #460, honorary member of...
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Margaret Louise Terrell

October 28, 2016

Margaret Louise Terrell, 93, passed away Friday, October 28, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Hudson, MI, she was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. During the war, she worked as a "Rosie the Riveter" where she met her husband at the Willow Run B-24 "Liberator" Bomber factory in Michigan. Surviving are her daughter, Anita L (Tom) Jalbert of Belvidere, IL; sons,...
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Anna J. Messina

October 23, 2016

Anna J. Messina, 92, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2016. Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Joseph P Messina of Harlingen TX; daughters, Sandra (Jonathan) Hall of Fort Wayne, IN and Joanna P (Robert) Ayling of Oklahoma City, OK; sons, Stephen A (Barbara) Messina of Oklahoma City, OK and Anthony (Kathie) Messina of Clarksville, TN; grand daughters, Gina Quinn, Angela Hervig and Cassie Ann...
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Tanya S. Sparks

October 23, 2016

Tanya S. Sparks nee Herbst, 61, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2016, at I.U. Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis. Surviving are her husband of 41 years, Larry Sparks of Fort Wayne; her children, Tawny (Brad) May and Aaron Sparks both of Fort Wayne; sister, Sandy (Dan) Witte of Auburn, IN; and her brother, Rand (Stacey) Herbst of Fort Wayne. Tanya was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and...
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Marwan Elias Koudsia

May 18, 1947 - October 22, 2016

Marwan Elias Koudsia, born on May 18, 1947 fell asleep in the Lord on October 22, 2016. Born in Ishtabghou, Lattakia, Syria, Marwan immigrated to the United States in 1999 and recently became a United States citizen. He was a member of Saint John Chrysostom Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church. Marwan is survived by his wife of 42 years, Najwa; his son, Samer (Rula); his daughter, Dima (Andre);...
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Robert J. Rectanus

August 7, 1924 - October 22, 2016

Robert J. Rectanus, 92, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Robert was the son of the late William and Alma Rectanus. He graduated from Central Catholic High School and earned his bachelors degree from Indiana University in Bloomington. He was a WWII Army Air Corp Veteran. Robert worked with Lincoln Life for 41 years, retiring in 1990. He was a longtime...
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