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Eulalio (Eddie) H. Olvera

July 4, 2015

Eulalio "Eddie" H. Olvera, 82, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Kennedy, TX, Eddie was a truck driver for North American Van Lines for 42 years, retiring in 2003. He was a member of Templo Aposento Alto. Eddie loved music. He enjoyed playing guitar, piano, and singing. Eddie loved his family and cherished his grandchildren. Surviving are his wife, Rebeca...
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Phyllis Ann Schaadt

July 4, 2015

Phyllis Ann Schaadt, 81, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015, at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Van Wert, OH, Phyllis was a interior decorator. Surviving are her sons, Stephen (Kari) Schaadt of Fort Wayne and David Schaadt of Kendallville; and four grandchildren. Phyllis was preceded in death by husband, Doyt E. Schaadt; parents, Glen and Iva (Black) Steinmetz; three sisters; and one...
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Anne Magnuson

July 3, 2015

Anne Magnuson, 79, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015 in Coldwater, MI. Born in Fort Wayne, Anne worked at Central Soya for 22 years. Surviving are her daughters, Linda Cecil, Sandra Cooper, and Cynthia (Michael) Barton; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and sister, Marilyn Hayes of Austin, TX. Anne was preceded in death by her husband, Frederic Magnuson; daughter, Debora Schmidt; and...
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Dewayne Ryan

July 3, 2015

Dewayne Ryan, 66, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015, at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in East Liverpool, OH, Dewayne was Co-Owner of Ryan Dry Wall. He was a member of the Maumee Lodge 725 F & AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Fort Wayne, and Mizpah Shrine. He loved attending shrine functions, Northside Basketball and babysitting great nieces, Humaira, Na'Liah, and Nazli. Surviving are his sister,...
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Madelyn (Mattie) Pfister

July 2, 2015

Madelyn "Mattie" Pfister, 73, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in St. Marys, OH, Madelyn loved serving her family as a homemaker. She was a member of First Christian Church of Kendallville and had a love for singing in choirs. Surviving are her husband, Ed Pfister of Huntertown, IN; daughters, Helen Ann (Mike Rohrer) Taulbee of Fort Wayne; Pamela Sue (Ted) Roberts of...
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Donna B. Kite

July 2, 2015

Donna B. Kite, 92, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her sons, Glenn (Amy) Kite, Melvin Wilson, daughters, Marsha McCoy, Kay (John) Neat, Cheryl (Carl) Cook; and daughter Cindy (Lynn) Harp; 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren, and a sister, Dorothy Haag. Donna was preceded in death by Spouse, William Kite; parents, Thomas...
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Sandra L. Benz

July 1, 2015

Sandra L Benz , 72, passed away July 1, 2015 at Hospice Home. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Betty R. Glidewell

July 1, 2015

Betty R. Glidewell, 92, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Sycamore Village in Fort Wayne. Born in Vincennes, IN, Betty worked as a Secretary with General Electric for many years. She loved nature, all animals, and was a long time supporter of the ASPCA. Surviving are her children: Roger W. (Sondra) Glidewell, Dr. Hugh S. (Rhea) Glidewell, Marcia K. Glidewell, and Rita J. (Richard) Korn, all...
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Kendall M. Jost

June 30, 2015

Kendall M. Jost, 18, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Born in Bluffton, IN, Kendall loved to skateboard. She also enjoyed drawing, writing, being outdoors, go-karting, animals, and playing video games. Kendall was a loving daughter, sister, and granddaughter and will be deeply missed. Surviving are her father, David (Kelly) Jost of Fort Wayne, mother, Mechelle (Matt) Petrill of Fort Wayne,...
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Richard H. Fritz

June 29, 2015

Richard H. Fritz , 90, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015 at Grey Stone Rehab in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his sons, James W. (Jeanie) Fritz of Grandville, MI and Joseph R (Lana) Fritz of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Judy A. (Darwin) Ott of Fort Wayne, IN; 10 great-grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.. Richard was preceded in death by his parents Harry A. and Treva D. Fritz, wife, Alice L Fritz...
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Don E. Parker

June 29, 2015

Don E. Parker , 66, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Kendallville, IN, Don worked as a buyer and manager with ITT and also worked at International Harvester. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren's sports, and was their biggest fan. Don was always there to help others and will be deeply missed. Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Colette Parker of...
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Vernon H. Howard

June 28, 2015

Vernon H. Howard, 75, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015 at home in Fort Wayne. Calling will be Thursday, July 2, 2015, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
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Maria Mitsopoulos

June 28, 2015

Maria Mitsopoulos, 74, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Florina, Greece, Maria was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Maria enjoyed gardening, sewing, knitting, baking, and spending time with her family. She was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Surviving are her husband, Stavros Mitsopoulos of Fort Wayne,...
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Jesus Mosqueda

June 28, 2015

Jesus Mosqueda, 87, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Glenbrook Rehab Center in Ft. Wayne. Born in San Marcos, TX, Jesus was a Ft. Wayne resident for over 60 years. Surviving are his sons, Gilbert (Rebecca) Mosqueda of Austin, TX, Tony Mosqueda of Lockhart, TX, Arthur (Pam) Mosqueda of Ft. Wayne; a brother, of San Antonio, TX; 13 grandchildren; and a host of great and great-grandchildren. ...
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Albert E. (Bert) Hauge II

February 22, 1953 - June 28, 2015

Albert E. "Bert" Hauge II, 62, of Auburn, died Sunday June 28, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Bert was born in Yuba City, Calif. He was a long time employee and driver for Irving Gravel. Bert is survived by his loving wife, Melba; daughters, Allison (Jason) Lantz of Leo and Erin Hauge of Grand Junction, Colo.; as well as three grandchildren. Bert was preceded in death by his parents,...
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Janet B. (Glenn) Hoagburg

June 28, 2015

Janet B. (Glenn) Hoagburg, 78, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Janet worked as a Secretary for the Philosophy Department at IPFW for 33 years, retiring in 2002. She enjoyed spending time having lunch and dinner with friends and going on cruises with her husband. She also enjoyed her animals and bird watching. Surviving are her loving husband...
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Walter Lee Leininger

June 25, 2015

Walter Lee Leininger , 73, passed away June 25, 2015 at Genesis Healthcare. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Rd.
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Don Edwin Childs

June 25, 2015

Don Edwin Childs, 87, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015 at his home in Columbia City. Born in Colling, MI, Don served in the U.S. Navy during WWII from 1945 - 1949. Later he was a self employed contractor for 34 years, retiring in 1993. He was a life member of American Legion Post #241 and VFW 10006. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Jennie May Childs of Columbia City; son, Jeffrey ...
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Betty L. Zimmerman

January 10, 1932 - June 25, 2015

Betty L. Zimmerman, 83, went to be with the Lord and the love of her life on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Cedarville, IN, Betty was the last survivor of eight children. After high school, she worked in several departments, the most recent being Human Resources, at International Harvester. After Harvester, she went to work for New York Life...
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Del Wert

June 24, 2015

Del Wert, 67, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Kendallville, Delton worked as a truck driver with Kat. He was a member of the Three Rivers Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his daughters, Amanda Wert; Laura (Jeremy) Hurd; Kristyn (Timothy) McCarty; son, Andrew Wert; 7 grandchildren. Delton was preceded in death by sons, Delton Lynn Wert, Jr. and Rob Wert...
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Penny L. Rogers

June 24, 2015

Penny L. Rogers, 72, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Born in Robinson, IL, Penny loved serving her family as a homemaker. Surviving are her son, Mike (Lisa) Vance of Fort Wayne; 4 grandchildren, Reagan Vance; Kendall Vance; Colin Vance; A.J. Vance; and her brother, Phil (Becky) Pinkstaff of Greenfield, IN. Penny was preceded in death by her husbands, John Rogers; and Jim Vance; son,...
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Dean Gibson

June 23, 2015

Dean Gibson, 64, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at his residence in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Christine A. Gibson of Fort Wayne; daughter, Kim (Craig) Tumblesom of Convoy, OH; daughter, Cheryl Snyder of Manhattan Beach, CA; grandchildren, Lindsey; Brodie; and Dylan Tumbleson; sister, Brenda Gibson of Columbia City; and brother, Daniel Gibson, Jr. of Indianapolis. He was preceded...
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Denise Dana DeMarchis

June 23, 2015

Denise Dana DeMarchis, 41, of Fort Wayne, joined the angels in heaven on Tuesday, June 23 2015, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Denise was known for her kindness, her generosity, and her beautiful smile. She touched so many lives through the company she founded, Matilda Jane Clothing, and the charity she created, Mighty Acorn Foundation. Her greatest happiness came by making other people...
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Keith C. Everson

June 23, 2015

Keith C. Everson, 92, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at home. Born in Edgerton, IN, Keith worked as a Yard Conductor with Conrail for 44 years, retiring in 1985 and was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Surviving are his son, Keith L (Kathy) Everson of Noblesville, IN; granddaughter, Karla Bredemeyer; grandson, Karey (Debbie) Bredemeyer both of Noblesville, IN; granddaughter, Dr. Kelly ...
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Irene K. Greene

June 22, 2015

Irene K. Greene, 68, passed away Monday, June 22, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Irene worked for Wayne Manufacturing, Didier Meats, Fort Wayne Clutch, and Lincoln Life. She was a member of Fort Wayne Bowling Hall of Fame and American Quarterhorse Association. Irene was a champion bowler prior to acquiring her beloved horses Data and Jimmy. Her...
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Daniel R. Lay

June 22, 2015

Daniel R. Lay, 62, passed away June 22, 2015 at his home. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Dean G. Gillett

June 22, 2015

Dean G. Gillett died peacefully at the VA Hospital on June 22, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Karen, of 51 years, daughter, Kelly (Britt) Critser; son, Kyle Gillett; four grandchildren, James Akins, Josh (Heather) Akins, Danielle Akins, Lukas Gillett, and two great grandchildren, Dakota and Isabelle. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Bertha Gillett, and brother, Clifford. ...
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Eugene (Gene) C. Rose

June 22, 2015

Eugene "Gene" C. Rose, 87, passed away Monday, June 22, 2015 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Agra, KS, Gene attended St Benedict's College, served in the Army during WW II and graduated from Creighton University after the war with a degree in finance. Gene then entered the insurance industry retiring from Midwestern United Life Insurance Company in Fort Wayne, as...
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Betty J. Wilson

June 22, 2015

Betty J. Wilson , 93, passed away June 22, 2015 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Rd.
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David H. Lauer

June 21, 2015

David H. Lauer, 83, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Fort Wayne, David retired from the Indiana Air National Guard after 36 years of service in 1986 earning the rank of Master Sergeant. He was activated and sent to France for 10 months during the Berlin Crisis. David was a classic car and air plane enthusiast. He enjoyed playing piano, listening...
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Jerry L. Williams

June 21, 2015

Jerry L. Williams , 67, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. He was Born in Dougherty , CA, and graduated HS in Engle wood Co. He was a US Navy Veteran and served during the Viet Nam War. Jerry was General Contractor for many years. He enjoyed boating on the Ohio River and was a 10 year member of the Cincinnati Four Seasons Yacht Club and also enjoyed riding his Harley....
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Nancy L. Hatfield

June 21, 2015

Nancy L. Hatfield , 81, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Harbor Assisted Living in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Nancy worked as a Bank Teller with Grabill Bank for 15 years. Surviving are sons, Robert (Denise) Hatfield and Jim (Lynn) Hatfield both of Fort Wayne, IN,\; daughter, Jody (Alan) Steury of Auburn, IN; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild . Nancy was preceded in death...
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Ronald R. Slone

June 20, 2015

Ronald R. Slone, 66, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015, at his residence in Fort Wayne. Survived by wife, Suzanne (Ybarra) Slone. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by D. O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home 1320 E. Dupont Rd.
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Frank J. Schneider

June 20, 2015

Frank J. Schneider, 86, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015. Surviving are his wife, Ermajean Schneider; children, John F. (Judi) Schneider; Daniel J. (Linda) Schneider; Tom E. (Janet) Schneider; Karen Schneider; Lynn (Jose) Hernandez; step-son, Lane (Alice) Smous; sisters, Joan (Raymond) Mooney and Elaine (Charles) Baumgartner; 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren...
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Wayne R. Aquino

June 19, 2015

Wayne R. Aquino, 62, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Framingham, MA, Wayne worked with General Motors for 30 years. Wayne served his country as a member of the US Army during the Vietnam War. Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Kathleen Aquino of Fort Wayne; daughter, Linda (Oz) Alvarez of Tucker, GA; daughter, April (Brian) Bell of Knoxville, TN; son, Anthony...
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Betty Maxine Olson

June 19, 2015

Betty Maxine Olson, 92, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015, at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Betty was a homemaker and member of St. Michael Lutheran Church. Surviving are her daughter, Vicki Vaughn of Fort Wayne; son, Harry Arnold of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, James K. Vaughn of Fort Wayne; Angie B. Vaughn of Fort Wayne; Todd Stevens of Houston, TX; brother, Jack Griebel of Fort...
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Stephen L. DeWald

June 19, 2015

On June 19th, at the age of 93, Stephen L. DeWald finished the course of his life dying at home surrounded by family and loved ones. He left a legacy of love, kindness, and success as he touched so many along his way. A native of Fort Wayne, he was born to Stephen F. DeWald and Eileen Loos DeWald. He proved himself at an early age to be an outstanding student, athlete, and outdoorsman. He was...
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Jane S. (Westrick) Chapman

June 18, 2015

Jane S. (Westrick) Chapman, 62, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015, at St Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Jane was a registered nurse. She was a 1971 graduate of New Haven High School and a graduate of St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing. She loved to talk, paint, sing and play piano. Surviving are her husband, John Chapman of Fort Wayne; daughter, Suzanne (Damian) Roebel...
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Mary Hernandez

June 18, 2015

Mary Hernandez, 88, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Taylor, TX, Mary loved serving her family as homemaker. She will be remembered by her children as one who loved to give to many people and organizations throughout her life. Mary loved attending her church Most Precious Blood Catholic Church where she was a member. She loved traveling with her husband, gardening,...
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Michael Bryan Winship

June 18, 2015

Michael Bryan Winship, 37, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015. Michael had a fun loving personality and enjoyed being around his family and friends. He enjoyed watching the Chicago Cubs play. He also enjoyed watching the birds, squirrels, cats, and SpongeBob SquarePants. Surviving are his father, David A. Winship, III, mother, Carolyn Sue Winship of Fort Wayne, IN sister, Victoria (Chad) Fox...
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Marilyn B. Tellman

June 18, 2015

Marilyn B. Tellman, 87, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015. Surviving are her son, David (Virginia) Tellman; daughter, Linda (Don) McAbee; son, Michael (Sue) Tellman; daughter, Anne (Pat) Blaising; daughter, Carol (Tim) Hagan; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Marilyn was preceded in death by husband, James Tellman. Private Graveside Service at a later date. Memorials may be...
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Rebecca Ann Evans

June 18, 2015

Rebecca Ann Evans, 67, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Indianapolis. Born in Fort Wayne, Rebecca graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor's degree in special education for the blind. She worked for The League for the Blind & Disabled of Fort Wayne, and later as a cashier for Meijer. Rebecca was a longtime member of Angola United Methodist Church and most recently...
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Stacie L. McCammon

June 17, 2015

Stacie L. McCammon, 51, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughter, Jessica (Mark Manes) Heseman; son, Joel (Julie) Heseman; granddaughter, Graclynn Rose; companion, Robert Rickord; father, Stephen G. McCammon; step-father, Steve Harris; and sister, Stephanie (Donald) Owens. Stacie was preceded in death by her mother, Charlotte C. McCammon; step...
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Eileen H. (Staley) Benner

June 17, 2015

Eileen H. (Staley) Benner, 86, passed away June 17, 2015. Surviving are son, David Benner; daughters, Kathleen Benner and Laura (Rick) Hartman; grandchildren, Mike (Talitha) Benner; Sarah Benner; Brittany (Mark) Gerber and Ashley (Justin) Sarrazin; great-grandchild, Wyatt Gerber; lifelong friends, Lois (Joe) Potts; Joanne (Don) Adams; and sister-in-law, Terri Benner. She was preceded in...
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Alice M. Starnes

June 16, 2015

Alice M. Starnes, 93, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Surviving are her children, Cheryl (Larry) Bayless of Springfield, OH, Danny (Linda) Starnes of Fort Wayne, Ned (Deborah) Starnes of Goshen, Lana Sorlie of Fort Wayne, brother, Frank (Berniece) Dahman of Fort Wayne, 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and sister-in-law, Carolyene Emerick of Fort Wayne. Alice was preceded in death by...
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Gladys M. Hilger

June 16, 2015

Gladys M. Hilger, 94, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Surviving are her daughter, Carole Henschen; daughter, Pat (Paul) Sorg; son, Steve (Dianne) Hilger; son, Don (Connie) Hilger; son, Gary (Natalie) Hilger; and daughter, Janet (Jon) Syfert; 12 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 1 step grandchild; and 1 step great grandchild. Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard...
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Joyce Anne Williams

June 15, 2015

Joyce Anne Williams, 76, passed away Monday, June 15, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughter, Renee Hein of Fort Wayne; daughter, Karen (Kevin) Keifrider of Douglassville, PA; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; mother, Mary Jane Reuille of Fort Wayne; and brother, Mike Reuille of Cottage Grove, MN. Joyce was preceded in death by her father, Francis Reuille. Memorials may be...
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Evelyn A. Ragan

June 14, 2015

Evelyn A. Ragan , 76, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2015. Born in Middlesex, England. Evelyn moved to Ft. Wayne in 1963. Surviving are her husband, Duane Ragan of Fort Wayne, IN son, Vernon (Deborah) Leffler of OH son, Shaun Leffler of Andrews, IN daughter, Karen (Mike) Marchbanks of Flint, MI daughter, Michelle Couch of MI. sister Irene (Reginald W.) Denny and 10 grandchildren. Evelyn was...
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Stephanie (Steph) Marie Kelble

June 14, 2015

Stephanie "Steph" Marie Kelble went to be with the Lord Sunday, June 14, 2015 at Parkview Cardiac Care Unit in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was born in Paulding, Ohio on July 28, 1973 the daughter of Thomas (Kimberly) Kelble of Fort Wayne, and Dorothy (Paul) Treece of Hamiliton. She loved cheerleading and was part of Wayne Trace High School Competition Cheerleading. Steph also coached and judged...
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Michael K. McBride

June 14, 2015

Michael K. McBride, 52, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2015 at Ashton Creek Health and Rehab in Ft. Wayne after a courageous two and a half year battle with cancer. Born in Fort Wayne, Michael was an automotive technician with Gouty's Service Center for 27 years, retiring in 2013. He is a 1980 graduate of Maconaquah High School. Surviving are his daughter, Leslie (Bryce) Cline of Fort Wayne; son...
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Jacqueline J. Dettmer

June 14, 2015

Jacqueline "Jackie" Joan Dettmer (Lindemann), went to her heavenly home on June 14, 2015 at the age of 88. Born August 18, 1926 in Decatur, Indiana, Jackie was the daughter of the late William and Alvena (Dibble) Lindemann. She married her childhood sweetheart on May 18, 1946. A graduate of Ossian High School class of 1944, she went on to study cosmetology at the Warner Beauty College. Upon...
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Edgar (Ed) Garman

June 13, 2015

Edgar "Ed" Garman, 55, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Ed attended Concordia High School. He had been employed at Conway Trucking for the last six years. During his time at Conway he made many lifelong friends. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post #330. Ed loved the outdoors. He enjoyed numerous hunting trips with his...
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Davon Marquall Williams

June 12, 2015

Davon Marquall Williams, 17, passed away Friday, June 12, 2015 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Fort Wayne, Davon was former student and basketball manager at Northrop High School and currently an honor student at Cornerstone Christian Preparatory College. Davon was a member of Cathedral of Praise Church. He loved writing and listening to music and playing video games...
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Albert J. Zimmerman

June 12, 2015

Albert J. Zimmerman, 91, passed away Friday, June 12, 2015 at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne. Born in Elkhart, IN. Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Marjorie Zimmerman of Fort Wayne; sons: Taylor C. (Carol) Zimmerman of Fort Wayne, Stanley A. (Arleen) Zimmerman of Cedar Grove, NJ, Allen L. Zimmerman of Fort Wayne, Dwight D. (Krista) Zimmerman of Fort Wayne, and John W. (Faith)...
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Barbara Ann Church

June 12, 2015

Barbara Ann Church, 83, passed away Friday, June 12, 2015 at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne. Born in Decatur, IN, Barbara worked for Southwest Allen County Schools in the food department for many years. She volunteered at Lutheran Hospital for over 20 years and was active in her Forest Ridge Ladies Group. She was also a member of Psi Iota Psi Sorority and Aldersgate United Methodist Church....
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Eva Kelley Fry

June 12, 2015

Eva Kelley Fry, 86, passed away Friday, June 12, 2015 at Golden Years Homestead in Fort Wayne. Born in Fayette County, AL, Eva worked as a tester with General Electric for 25 years, retiring in 1989. She was a member of the G. E, Elex Club, Eastern Star and was a volunteer for the Trinity Methodist Church Food Bank. Surviving are her son; Eugene (Marivil) Kelley Jr of Fort Wayne, IN;...
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Richard J. Fehling

June 12, 2015

Richard J. Fehling, 91, passed away Friday, June 12, 2015 at Heritage of Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Richard retired from Uniroyal in 1976 and then worked for Whitley County hospital and St. Joseph hospital in Fort Wayne as a purchaser from 1976 to 1984. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne. He enjoyed his hobbies, flying his Cessna 172 and was a member of the EAA and...
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Robert E. (Bob) Steward

June 12, 2015

Robert E. (Bob) Steward , 68, passed away Friday, June 12, 2015 at home in Fort Wayne. Bob was born in Huntington, IN, on June 13, 1946 to Marvin and Helen (Rochelle) Steward. He graduated from Huntington Catholic High School in 1964. He Married Sheron Turner on June 26,1965 at St. Peter & Paul's Catholic Church in Huntington. Bob worked as a tool and die machinist with Merkler Machine and...
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Arlene Weirauch

June 11, 2015

Arlene Weirauch, 74, entered into her heavenly home, now safe in arms of Jesus, Thursday, June 11, 2015. Surviving are sister, Marsha (Fred) Grotrian; Cousins Patty (Paul) Agema; Debby Finnegan; step-son, Scott Weirauch; mother-in-law, Nancy Biscardi; sister-in-law, Doris Allen; 2 Grandsons, long time friend Mary Goble, and her very special pal, her dog "Bubba". She was preceded in...
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John J. (Junie) Doswell

June 11, 2015

John J. 'Junie' Doswell, 92, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2015. He is survived by his sister Phyllis (John), and nineteen loving nieces and nephews, who will miss his magic tricks and home movies. In addition to his wife, Marjorie, he was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Dave and two sisters, Bonnie and Doris. Preferred memorials may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Boy Scout...
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Sumako Bannister

June 11, 2015

Sumako Okubo Bannister, 85, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2015 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Sapporo, Japan, Sumako was a talented dress maker at Macy's for 31 years. Surviving are her husband, James Bannister of Fort Wayne; son, Kazuo (Mariko) Okubo of Gifu City, Japan; 3 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.
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Erma M. Chisholm

June 11, 2015

Erma M. Chisholm , 91, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2015. Born in Bridgman, MI, she was a graduate of New Troy HS. New, Troy MI class of 1941 and South Bend College of Commerce in 1942. Erma worked as a Secretary-Bookkeeper with Fab-Weld, Inc and Kelmar Corp for 17 years, retiring in 2001. She was a past member of the Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority, American Business Women and volunteered at...
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William B. Wallace

June 11, 2015

William B. Wallace, 72, passed away surrounded by his family on Thursday, June 11, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Charleston, WV, he graduated from the Kentucky Military Institute and later received his Bachelor's degree from the Marietta/West Virginia Institute of Technology. William worked as an electrical engineer with AEP for 26 years, retiring in 1999. Surviving are his son, Christopher...
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Lannette S. Howard

June 10, 2015

Lannette S. Jones-Howard, 47, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Surviving are her mother, Peggy (Daniel) LaTurner; biological father, Thomas Parker; daughters: Sarah Ann Jones; Bobbie Jo (Horia) Jones-Malutan, Megan McBain, Jessica Jones, and Rebecca (Zachary) Jones-Hall; 9 grandchildren; brother, Kevin Frazier-Jones; and sister, Alena Laggner. Lannette was preceded in death by her father,...
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Bessie Mae (Hartman) Curler

June 10, 2015

Bessie Mae (Hartman) Curler, 88, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Bessie is survived by her son-in-law, Dale Yurt of Auburn; 2 grandsons, Dale and Kip Yurt; 3 great grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Otto Hartman of Riverside, CA and David Hartman of Aikens, SC. Bessie was preceded in death by husband, Fred Merl Curler; parents, Gretto Hartman and Verland Mundy; son,...
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Arthur J. Suever

June 9, 2015

Arthur J. Suever 80, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 22, 1934 in Delphos, Ohio to the late Frank A. and Rosemary (DeWort) Suever of Delphos, Ohio. He graduated from Delphos St. John's High School in 1952 and moved to Fort Wayne to attend International Business College where he graduated in 1955. He proudly served...
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Lindy G. Moss

June 8, 2015

Lindy G. MOSS, 88, passed into the arms of the Lord on Monday, June 8, 2015, at Woodview. Born in Hobart, IN. on July 21, 1926, he was the son of the late Glenn Moss and Gladys Pleake. Raised in Hobart, he attended and graduated from Hobart High School. Lindy served in the United States Army Air Corps during WWII.Lindy earned three degrees from Indiana University; a BS in business in 1949, an AB...
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Ellan Jean (Brewer) Holmes

June 8, 2015

Ellan Jean (Brewer) Holmes, 85, passed away June 8, 2015. Surviving are her loving husband of 62 years, R. Charles Holmes; son, Scott Holmes; daughter, Lori Jean Holmes; grandson, Derek Yager-Holmes; five siblings; two sisters-in-law. Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Forace M. and Jennie E. Brewer; and eight siblings. Celebration of Life Gathering will be held Saturday, June 13,...
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Mary M. (Kibiloski) Linkhart

June 8, 2015

Mary M. (Kibiloski) Linkhart, 94, passed away Monday, June 8, 2015. Surviving are her daughter, Carol A. (A. Joel) Klein; 2 grandchildren, Brian (Kari) Klein and Katie Klein; 3 great-grandchildren, Taylor, Lillian & Carter; sisters, Alberta H. Barkowski and Rose Marie Skandis. Mary was preceded in death by husband, Wayne J. Linkhart; daughter, Kathy L. Linkhart; parents, George and Helen...
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Ida Therese (Reimers) Day

June 8, 2015

Ida Therese (Reimers) Day, 97, went to be with the Lord on Monday June 8th. 2015. She was born January 11, 1918 in Denison, Iowa to Albert & Alma (Rehmke) Reimers. At the tender age of 12 she became the woman of the farm household, on the untimely death of her mother. She remained in Denison until moving to Seattle during WWII, where she worked for the US Army at both the Port of Embarkation and...
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Layla Jane Kruyer-Kitchen

June 7, 2015

Infant, Layla Jane Kruyer-Kitchen, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Riley's Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind. Surviving are her parents, Phil Kruyer and Lindsay Kitchen of Fort Wayne; sister, Aiyana Kitchen; paternal grandfather, Joe Kruyer of Fort Wayne; paternal grandmother, Michelle (Rob) Hatfield of Roanoke, Ind.; maternal grandmother, Lisa Ballenger of Huntington, Ind.; and...
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Marcella Eva Carosella

June 6, 2015

Marcella Eva Carosella, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the age of 97. Born in Kenosha, WI on October 25,1917, and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Following her marriage, she lived in Bishop, CA, Niagara Falls, NY and Valley Center, CA. Following the deaths of her husband and daughter in California, she moved to Fort Wayne to be near her son. Marcella was a devote Roman Catholic. In Niagara...
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Betty J. Baker

June 6, 2015

Betty J. Baker, 77, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2015. Surviving are her daughters, Lora (Joe) Sepkovich of Fort Wayne, IN and Barbara King of Phoenix, AZ; son, Rick (Katie) Ullman, Sr. and James (Tina) Ullman, II both of Muncie, IN, 17 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren; sisters, Barbara Osborn, Linda Thompson, Joan Johnson and Janet Hobbs. Betty was preceded in death by her parents...
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Calvin (Cal) Marker

June 5, 2015

Calvin "Cal" Marker, 58, passed away June 5, 2015. Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Laura Marker; daughter, Olivia (Thomas) Slattery; 2 grandchildren, Aiden and Brody; brother, Steve (Deb) Marker; sisters, Julia Marker; sister, Rose (Mike) Murphy; sister, Sally (Jay) Brandon; and many nieces and nephews. Calvin was preceded in death by his parents, Lowell and Mary Marker. Memorials...
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Mary (Polly) Lipscomb

June 4, 2015

Mary "Polly" Lipscomb, 101, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Ann Arbor, MI, Polly worked as a registered nurse for many years in the Fort Wayne area. Polly served her country as a member of the US Army Nurse Corp during WWII. She recently was honored on May 20, 2015 by traveling on the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. with her son. Polly was also a member of...
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Geraldine Wells Burke Wobler

June 3, 2015

Geraldine Wells Burke Wobler, 77, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Surviving are her daughters, Sue Dimpfl and Katherine (David Sr.) Hoot; grandchildren: Jennifer (Adam) Racine; Matthew Berger; Wendy Hoot; and David Hoot, Jr.; great-grandchildren: Alexander and Addison Racine; sisters, Linda (Bill) Klinker and Deb Hembree; brothers, Jim (Carol) Bowling; and Carlos (Anna) Bowling;...
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Garnett V. (Washler) Bauer

June 3, 2015

Garnett V. (Washler) Bauer, 94, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2015. She married Eldon Bauer May 11, 1941. Garnett was a Secretary with Norfolk & Southern for 18 years and a member of Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband of 74 years, Eldon Bauer of Fort Wayne and son, Roger Bauer of Lakeland, FL. She was preceded in death by two daughters and one sister, Helen...
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Lenley (Roy) Barton III

June 3, 2015

Lenley "Roy" Barton III, 19, was reunited with his sister, Olivia on June 3, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Roy graduated from Four County Career Center. Surviving are his parents, Lenley II and Debria (nee Deck) Barton of Hicksville, OH; paternal grandmother, Fannie Valley of Euestis, FL; paternal grandfather, Lenley Barton I of Durham/Raliegh, NC; maternal grandmother, Louise (nee Tonkel)...
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Sarah J. Roemke

June 3, 2015

Sarah J. Roemke, 85, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Born in Dekalb County, IN, Sarah was a member of UCT and the Red Hat Group of Heritage Park. She was a giver at heart and enjoyed playing Bingo and spending time with her family. Surviving are her children, Jane Hansen of Fort Wayne, Jo A. (Mike) Robertson of Columbia City, and Garry (Jan) Roemke, Jr. of Fort Wayne; 13 grandchildren; and...
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Marie T. deVega

June 3, 2015

Marie T. deVega, 93, passed away June 3, 2015 at Kingston Care Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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C. Philip Andorfer

June 3, 2015

C. Philip Andorfer, 80, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Phil was a partner at Leonard J. Andorfer & Co. for 58 years. Phil was an R.O.T.C graduate from Loyola University and was active duty in the army at Fort Benning, GA and Fort Leonard Wood, MO. He was also a past member of the Fort Wayne Park Board from 1978...
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Saundra Wilson

June 2, 2015

Saundra Wilson, 69, passed away June 2, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital. Arrangements by Mungovan and Sons Memorial Chapel, 2114 South Calhoun Street, Ft. Wayne, IN
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Myrna Elizabeth Igney

June 2, 2015

Myrna Elizabeth Igney, 86, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Harlan, IN, Myrna graduated from Harlan High School and was honored as class valedictorian. She worked as a church secretary with Memorial Baptist Church. Myrna was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, and previously was a member St. Luke Lutheran Church where she was active in Sunday School. Surviving are her...
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Clara A. Friedrich

June 2, 2015

Clara A. Friedrich , 90, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at The Cedars in Leo. Born in Jay County, IN, Clara worked as a Salesperson with L S Ayres, Macy's and Hudsons. She was a charter member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. She enjoyed cooking, baking and gardening. Surviving are her Husband Richard Friedrich of Leo IN; sons, Mark A (Susan) Friedrich of Loxahatchee Fl, Richard ...
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Martha M. Krueger

June 2, 2015

Martha M. Krueger, 95, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughter, Linda (Max) Simanton of Auburn, IN; granddaughters, Jennifer (John Trostle) Simanton of Fremont, NH; and Sara Simanton of Phoenix, AZ. Martha was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Bertha Krueger; sister, Helen Gramling; and her brother, George Krueger. ...
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Randy Anderson

June 1, 2015

Randy Anderson, 50, passed away Monday, June 1, 2015, at his residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Randy was a carpenter. Surviving are his wife, Haley Elizabeth Clark of Fort Wayne; mother, Dorothy Bernice Anderson of Fort Wayne; and siblings. Randy was preceded in death by father, Clarence James Anderson.
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Matthew (Mutt) Joseph Vorich

June 1, 2015

Matthew "Mutt" Joseph Vorich, 97 of Fort Wayne, Indiana died peacefully at his home on June 1st, 2015. Born in Markle, Indiana and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was the son of Croatian immigrants, Magdelena Tandaric Vorich and Frank Vorich. One of eleven children, he attended St. Peter's Catholic School and Central High School in Fort Wayne. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Sea-bee during WW...
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Phyllis J. McClain

May 21, 1934 - June 1, 2015

Phyllis J. McClain, 81, passed away Monday, June 1, 2015 at home in Fort Wayne. Born in Gibson County, IN, Phyllis sold antiques sales for over 30 years. She was a charter member of St. Joseph United Methodist Church, a past leader and board member of the Girl Scouts for over 20 years. She was an intrepid world traveler and was a chapel organist at Parkview Hospital for over 20 years. ...
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Melvin (Butch) Doan

June 1, 2015

Melvin "Butch" Doan, 80, passed away Monday, June 1, 2015. Born in Grand Island, NE, Butch worked in maintenance at Perfection Biscuit for 20 years, retiring in 1996. He enjoyed woodworking, working in the garage, and loved spending time with his family. Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Mary Doan; daughters, Brenda (Pat) Ruprecht and Lynda (Randy) Auker all of Fort Wayne; sons, Dan (Lisa)...
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Marilyn M. Ostrander

May 31, 2015

Marilyn M. Ostrander, 79, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015. Born in Ottawa Lake, MI, Marilyn was an Executive Secretary with Raytheon for 25 years, retiring in 2006. She was a very active member of Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church and St. John's Lutheran Church, where she enjoyed being music director. Marilyn had been involved in music for 62 years. Surviving are her sons, Michael Ostrander of...
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Wilbur (Bill) Wayne Shaffer

May 31, 2015

Wilbur "Bill" Wayne Shaffer, 93, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015. Surviving are his daughter, Cheryl (Mike) Kammeyer of Woodburn, granddaughter, Meagan (Calvin Jr.) Kammeyer-Yates grandson, Eric (Whitney Wiley) Kammeyer, great-grandchildren, Malakai, Gunner, and Delaney. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Bessie Shaffer, wife, Mildred Shaffer, siblings, Raymond, Dean, and...
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La'Mari Nathaniel Williams

May 30, 2015

Infant, La' Mari Nathaniel Williams, was stillborn, May 30, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his mother, Kiaira Monique Pratcher and father, Lionell Cordellro Williams, Sr. Arrangements by Mungovan & Sons Funeral Home, 2114 S. Calhoun St.
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Vadie Mae Frane

May 29, 2015

Vadie Mae Frane, 92 of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully Friday, May 29, 2015. Vadie is survived by her sister, Katie Daniels of Fort Wayne, her special niece and namesake, Vadie (Darrell) Strozier of Detroit, four generations of sixty other adoring nieces and nephews, and extended family. Vadie was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, Jerome Frane, and her brother, James...
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Robert Maraldo

August 30, 1938 - May 29, 2015

Roberto Maraldo, 76, passed away Friday, May 29, 2015. Born in Cavasso Nuovo, Italy, Roberto worked as a Tile and Terazzo Layer with F&M Tile and Terazzo for many years and was a member of the Bricklayers Union for 50 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was an avid gardener. Surviving are his wife, Maria Maraldo; daughters: Ines (Shannon) Adams-Maraldo and Lisa (Michael) Kelly,...
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Robert F. Long

May 29, 2015

Robert F. Long, 55, passed away Friday, May 29, 2015 at his residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Robert worked with ADM for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed spending time with his family, camping, fishing, hunting, and late night sitting by the fire. He also enjoyed country music, Nascar, and college sports. Surviving are his father, James Long of Ravenna, OH;...
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Joyce Madora Collins

May 28, 2015

Joyce Madora Collins, 82, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015. Surviving are her sons, Dennis P (Sherry) Collins and Kevin R Collins; grandchildren, Jason (Tracy); Tyler; Joshua; and Erin (Miles) McKerracher; 4 great-grandchildren and brother, Bruce P (Patricia) Davenport; along with several nieces, nephews and friends. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Lois Davenport,...
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Henry Mcintire Garrison

May 28, 2015

Henry Mcintire Garrison, 101, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015. Surviving are his daughter, Alice (Fieldy) Dize of Fort Wayne, IN; son, David (Audrey) Garrison of Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren, David (Karen) Dize of Leo, IN, Kathy (Bob) Jones of Dagsboro, DE, Mike (Denise) Dize of Charlotte, NC, Jon (Stacy) Dize of Fort Wayne and Jacob Garrison of Albuquerque, NM; and sisters, Grace Helmes...
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Julie Anne Benkenstein

May 28, 2015

Julie Anne Benkenstein, 52, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Julie worked as a regional supervisor with AVI. Surviving are her father, Steven Newhard of Fort Wayne; sons, Tyler (Shannon) Benkenstein and Jason Benkenstein both of Fort Wayne; daughters, Kristen Benkenstein of Fort Wayne and Amy (Jeff) Poole of Des Moines, IA; 3 grandchildren; brothers, Steven Newhard,...
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Thomas A. Baker

May 28, 2015

Thomas A. Baker, 85, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Tom worked at Peter Eckrich & Sons for 43 years, retiring as a foreman in 1987. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, baseball (especially the New York Yankees), and umpiring at Don Ayers Little League. Tom loved watching and following his sons and grandkids activities, and spending time in Avon Park Florida at Crystal Lakes...
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Joseph E. Streets

May 27, 2015

Joseph E. Streets, 91, passed away in peace on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Genesis Healthcare in New Haven. Born on April 8, 1924 in Ohio, he worked as a union painter retiring in 1986. Joseph served his country as a member of the US Army during WWII. Joseph was an avid fisherman, loving husband, and father. Joseph is survived by his daughters, Vicki (Dan) Reno; Pam Mathias; and Linda (Rick)...
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