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Alleen L. Kipfer

July 15, 1923 - February 28, 2015

Alleen L. Kipfer, 91, passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Ossian, IN, Alleen graduated from Ossian High School and was honored as valedictorian of her class. She worked as a secretary with Ron Shaw Insurance Agency for 25 years, retiring in 1994. Alleen also served as the City Clerk of Grabill for more than 20 years. She was a member of the Leo United Methodist Church,...
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Ava (Lucy) Mays

February 8, 1932 - February 27, 2015

Ava "Lucy" Mays, 83, passed away Friday, February 27, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Thayer, MO, Ava was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed cooking and gardening. Surviving are her husband, Scotty Mays of Fort Wayne; sons, Stephen Mays of Chicago, IL, and Christopher (Debra) Mays of Auburn; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and...
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Lawrence W. Kelly

February 27, 2015

Lawrence W. Kelly, 81, passed away Friday, February 27, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Chicago, IL, Lawrence was the CFO with General Truck Sales and M & R Truck Sales before retiring in 2000. He was a charter member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus #451. Since he was born in Chicago, Larry was a long suffering Cubs and Bears...
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Edwin E. Zimmerman

December 23, 1929 - February 26, 2015

Edwin E. Zimmerman, 85, of Grabill, went to the place the Lord had reserved for him, Feb. 26, at Canterbury Nursing Facility. He was the son of the late Jesse and Katie Zimmerman. He owned and operated the family business, Zimmerman Welding, until 1968. He then drove truck for Hipsking Asphalt and Wayne Asphalt and was a member of the Teamsters. He also was the chief of the Grabill Fire...
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Patricia L. McKinney

December 12, 1942 - February 26, 2015

Patricia L. McKinney, 72, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Fort Wayne, Patricia was a Teacher working her way to Assistant Principal at Portage Middle School for a total of 30 years before retiring in 2003. She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Angola. She was the past matron of F.W. Chapter OES #432, and former Queen of Red Hat Club,...
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Richard Eugene Ripley

February 26, 2015

Richard Eugene Ripley, 88, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Summit City Nursing Home. Born in Muncie, IN, Richard was a WWII and Korean War Veteran serving in both the Army and Air Force. He worked with GTE for 12 years, retiring in 1987. Richard was an avid gun collector. He enjoyed keeping busy working and spending time with his family. Surviving are his son, Patrick (Mary)...
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Barbara Ann (Poorman) Brown

February 26, 2015

Barbara Ann (Poorman) Brown, 73, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015. Born in Marshall, IL, to the late Henry and Reba Poorman, Barbara graduated from Marshall High School in 1959. She was married Jerry O. Brown in 1962, who preceded her in death in 1999. Barbara worked for Pribble Plastics, Sutherland Lumber, and finally retired from Office Depot. A loving mother, sister, and grandmother,...
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Ruth R. Hensley

February 26, 2015

Ruth R. Hensley, 91, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Ruth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Ruth enjoyed cooking, and spending time with her family. Surviving are her daughter, Chere (John) Heck of Fort Wayne, son, Harmon (Jennifer) Hensley of Scottsdale, AZ, 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and...
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Mary J. (Hall) Leis

February 25, 2015

Mary J. (Hall) Leis, 102, passed away February 25, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Mary was a salesperson with Tepes for 13 years, retiring in 1988. Surviving are her great-niece, Dawn (Michael) Nolan; Hall family members, Phyllis; Keith; Robert; Carolann; and Kay; step-daughter, Rita Keifer; step-son, David Pomroy; 6 step-grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by parents, Frank E. and Sara E. ...
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Thomas John Truemper

February 25, 2015

Thomas John Truemper, 57, passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at his residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Indianapolis, IN, Thomas worked as a Mail Sorter with Postmaster's and Benchmark for several years and was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. He attended Le-Mans Academy, attended and played hockey at Wawasee Prep, and graduated from Bishop Luers in 1976. He then went on to...
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Manuel E. Laguna

February 25, 2015

Manuel E. Laguna, 84, passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Josephine Laguna; daughters, Mary Irene Allen and Sally Cole-Osborne; brothers, Joseph Laguna; Ruben Laguna; Jimmy Laguna and Robert Laguna; sisters, Lupe Andguedi; Josephine Mata, Louise Smith, Esther Nunez, Theresa Eix and Dorothy VanHorne and Janie Graft, 4 grandchildren and 3 great...
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Milton M. Allmandinger

February 25, 2015

Milton M. Allmandinger, 96, of Fort Wayne went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, with family by his side. He was born June 19, 1918, to Jacob and Louise (Bollenbacher) Allmandinger. Milton married the love of his life, Mary, on February 19, 1944. He graduated from South Side High School in 1936 and General Electric Apprentice School in 1940. Milton was a member of Bethany...
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Mary Kunz Shively

February 24, 2015

Mary Kunz Shively, 76, went to be with God on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Seymour, IN, Mary was a 1956 graduate of Shields High School of Seymour. She later graduated from Hanover College where she was the Vice President of her Alpha Omicron Pi Chapter. Mary loved to serve those around her as a teacher, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren play...
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Taylor A. Elzey

February 24, 2015

Taylor A. Elzey , 20, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, A graduate of New Haven High School, Taylor worked as a crew member with McDonalds. She was a member of Tillman Road Church of God, The Roller Dome Speed Skating Club, and was number 1 in the nation in her age group, and the Fort Wayne Derby Girls. Surviving...
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Jean Noller Grindle

February 24, 2015

Jean Noller Grindle, 84, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Rockville, IN, Jean worked many years as a technical librarian and co-op coordinator for General Electric. She was a past volunteer for Parkview Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House. She also loved to oil paint. Surviving are her son, David (Sara) Schneider of Fort Wayne; son, Daniel (Shari) Schneider of...
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Jenny P. Van Olden

February 24, 2015

Jenny P. Van Olden, 85, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Bandung, Dutch East Indies, Jenny was a floral designer with Cottage Flowers for 15 years, retiring in 1997. Surviving are her son, Roy E. (Carol) Van Olden of Fort Wayne; daughter, Sharon V. (Mark) Nelson of Fort Wayne; daughter, Vanessa J. (Al) Martin of Fort...
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Betty F. Steinbacher

February 24, 2015

Betty F. Steinbacher, 89, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2015 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Betty graduated from Central HS in 1945. She spent many years in Gross Pointe, MI and worked as a Loan Underwriter with Advance Mortgage for 23 years, retiring in 1982. After retirement she sold real estate for several years in Michigan. She moved back to...
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Baby Girl Freese-Livschiz

February 23, 2015

Baby Girl Freese-Livschiz was stillborn Monday, February 23, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her parents, Daniel Freese and Ann Livschiz of Roanoke. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.
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William G. Heinsman

February 23, 2015

William G. Heinsman, 84, passed into his heavenly home Monday, February 23, 2015. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Melba J. "Jeannie" Heinsman; daughter, Kristen M. (Steve) Mante; son, Joseph L. (Lana) Heinsman; son, Ronald A. ( Julie) Heinsman; daughter, Susan J. ( Peter) Estell; son, Randal S. (Angela) Heinsman; sister, Josephine ( John) Roecker; and ten grandchildren. Bill was...
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Betty Ann (Mounsey) Saxton

February 23, 2015

Betty Ann (Mounsey) Saxton, 95, stepped into the presence of Jesus her Savior, early Monday morning, February 23, 2015 at St. Anne Home. Born April 11, 1919 at home in Poneto, IN. She was the daughter of the late Charles S. Mounsey and Anna M. (Crawford) Mounsey. Betty was a 85 year member of Trinity United Methodist Church and for many, many years a tireless worker. She had varied and...
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Donald Paul Stein

December 2, 1963 - February 22, 2015

Donald Paul Stein, 51, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, February 22, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Donald worked as a Quality Engineer with Exelis, formerly ITT, for over 30 years. Don was a loving family man who enjoyed spending time at the lake. He was a talented water skier, swimmer, wrestler, football player, avid Colts and Cubs fan, and was known as the "grill...
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Merry C. Hahnert

February 22, 2015

Merry C. Hahnert, 67, passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Summit City Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Merry retired from Insurance & Risk Management as an accountant and assistant controller. She was a1965 graduate of Concordia High School and 1981 graduate of Richmond Community College, past Auxiliary President of American Legion Post 241, Waynedale, where she was a member...
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Patrick J. Cronin

February 21, 2015

Patrick J. Cronin, 53, passed away Saturday, February 21,2015. Born in Cheektowaga, NY, Patrick graduated from Snider High School class of 1979. He was the owner and operator of Lawncare Management for the past 15 years. Patrick was a Boy Scout Master for 30 years. Having been a part of Boy Scout Troop 487. He loved camping, his three dogs, and spending time with his family. Surviving are...
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Catherine A. Mattes

February 21, 2015

Catherine A. Mattes, 87, went to be with the Lord February 21, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Catherine was a Nun with the Sisters of Providence for 25 years with having taught many children piano and the beauty of music. Surviving are her brother, James (Patricia) Mattes; and many nieces and nephews. Catherine was preceded in death by her parents James and Lela Mattes, and brother, Eugene Mattes....
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Angela D. Groh

December 22, 1960 - February 20, 2015

Angela D Groh , 54, passed away Friday, February 20, 2015 at Riverbend Health Care Center. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Angela worked as a CNA with Highland at Brighton Nursing Home. She enjoyed bowling, spending time at the lake and was an avid Colts fan. Surviving are her son, Steven P (Charisa) Groh of Fort Wayne, IN; sister, Audrey (Steven) Bair of Columbia City, IN; brothers, Tommy (Jane)...
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Mischa Tsetse Tanner

February 20, 2015

Mischa Tsetse Tanner, 35, peacefully passed away Friday, February 20, 2015. Surviving are his mother, Lisa (Sox Sperry) Tsetse of Ithaca, NY; maternal grandmother, Eileen Neuman of Fort Wayne; paternal step grandmother, Judy Stirling of Ithaca, NY; aunt, Pamela (Victor) Kaminski of Fort Wayne; uncle, Chris (Karin Suskin) Sperry of Ithaca, NY; uncle, Lincoln Sperry of Prescott, AZ; paternal aunts...
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Verna Marie Bodie

June 4, 1932 - February 20, 2015

Verna Marie Bodie, 82, passed peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family, Friday, February 20, 2015. Surviving are her daughters, Christine Bodie of West Liberty, OH and Linda (Jim) Benjamin of Spencerville, IN; son, Jeffrey (Stepanie Barr) Bodie of Fort Wayne, IN; 5 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren . Verna was preceded in death by her parents Delbert A. and Dorothy V Buschbaum,...
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Linda Lou (McComb) Zirkle

September 19, 1944 - February 20, 2015

Linda L. (McComb) Zirkle, 70, passed away Friday, February 20, 2015 at her residence in Angola. Born in San Diego, CA, Linda graduated from Huntertown High School in 1962. Later she worked as an Administrative Assistant with Northeast Indiana Solid Waste Management District for 13 years, retiring in 2013. She was former member of Angola Women of the Elks and current member of Lady of the Moose in...
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Jane Lydia Smith

February 19, 2015

Jane Lydia Smith, 80, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015 in Columbia City. Born in Chicago, IL, Jane worked as a floral designer with Gassaffy Florist. Surviving are her son, Michael (Mary) Pickering of Fort Wayne; son, Mark Pickering of Waynedale; sister, Ann Warfield; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Kent Smith; daughter,...
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Henry (Hank) LaHurreau

February 19, 2015

Henry "Hank" LaHurreau, 69, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015. Surviving are his wife, Beverly LaHurreau; son, Brett (Tina) Halsey; son, Robert (Suzanne) Halsey; daughter, Amanda Goodman; daughter, Elizabeth "Betsy" Goodman; daughter, Karen LaHurreau;grandchildren: Elijah and Josiah Merz, Samuel and Maxwell Ahn, Izaak, Sydney, Ashley, Logan, Joshua, and Alex Halsey, and London Beard. ...
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Marvin Eugene Teegarden

February 19, 2015

Marvin Eugene Teegarden , 78, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015 at St. Anne Home. Born in Union City, IN, He was a self employed businessman. Surviving are his wife, Sally Hinkle-Teegarden; sons, Keith Teegarden, Kevin (Olga) Teegarden and Bruce (Sue) Teegarden; sisters, Betty Ellis and Doris Jane Fike. Marvin was preceded in death by father, Leroy Teegarden, mother, Annafae Teegarden,...
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Benjamin F. Keckler, Jr.

February 19, 2015

Rev. Benjamin F. Keckler Jr. was born in Enola, Pennsylvania in November 1927. He was the tenth child of thirteen in the household of Benjamin and Caroline Keckler. On February 19, 2015 he joined all the members of his childhood family in God's eternal realm. He served the country in the Army Air Force prior to entering Findlay College where he met his wife, Letha Maxine Fox. They married in...
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Nancy L. Bodie

May 17, 1931 - February 18, 2015

Nancy L. Bodie, 83, passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Surviving are her sons, Steven Bodie and Matthew Bodie both of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Michelle (Charles) Traina of Novato, CA; brother, Richard Ruble of TX; six grandchildren and one great grandchild and her beloved pets. . Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, John "Jack" Bodie, her parents Robert and Helen Ruble, son,...
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Brownie Hicks

February 18, 2015

Brownie Hicks, 74, passed away February 18, 2015 at Valparaiso Care & Rehabilitation Ctr.. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Michael Shawn Price

February 18, 2015

Michael Shawn Price, 45, passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in San Diego, CA, Michael worked as a radio communication tech with the Fort Wayne Police Department. He served his country as a member of the US Marine Corp, the US Army, and the National Guard. He was a very decorated solider that accomplished much during his time of service. He served in active duty...
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Phyllis J. Pelkington

February 18, 2015

Phyllis J. Pelkington, 90, passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Phyllis worked as a Receptionist and Medical Secretary with Herbert Acker for 21 years, retiring in 1990. Surviving is her nephew, Bob V. (Camilla) Pelkington of Huntertown, IN. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Robert B. Pelkington; parents, Roscoe and F. Helen Clark; and nephew, Jay Pelkington. Memorials may be...
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John D. Stearns

February 18, 2015

John D. Stearns, 86, passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Weston, OH, John was a Korean War Marine Veteran. He worked as a photographer with the News Sentinel of Fort Wayne for 39 years, retiring in 1993. John enjoyed fishing, playing cards, photography, bird watching and spending time with his family. Surviving are his wife, Janet...
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Gary W. Stephenson

February 18, 2015

Gary W. Stephenson, 64, was called home to be with the Lord Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Surviving are his wife, Vicki Stephenson of New Haven, daughters, Angela Stephenson of Springville, NY, Amanda (Bill) Laughton of Angola, grandchildren, Mathew, Alexis, Michael, Alex, and Mark, and brother, David (Miriam) Stephenson of Palmdale, CA. Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Wandell and...
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Ronald A. Scott

February 18, 2015

Ronald A. Scott, 61, passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Ronald worked for Hall's Restaurant. Surviving are his brother, Robert (Mary) Scott of Fort Wayne; nieces and nephews. Ronald was preceded in death by parents, Robert U. and Ruth V. (Nelson) Scott. Service is 1:30 pm, February 23, 2015, at Mungovan & Sons Memorial Chapel , 2114 South Calhoun Street with calling one hour prior. ...
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Ronald R. Paisley

February 17, 2015

Ronald R. Paisley, 72, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Ronald was a Vietnam War Air Force Veteran. He worked with Navistar for 34.5 years, retiring in 2005. He was a member of the American Legion Post 47. Ronald enjoyed fishing, music, and collecting eagles. He loved life and loved spending time with his family. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Paisley of...
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Sharon K. Radu

February 17, 2015

Sharon K. Radu, 65, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015 in Fort Wayne. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, and graduated from South Side HS in 1967. Sharon was a receptionist and book keeper with Schaefer's Answering Service for 25yrs years, retiring in 1996. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Sharon enjoyed reading Danielle Steele novels, crocheting, and...
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Michael D. Bourne

February 17, 2015

Michael D. Bourne, 72, passed away February 17, 2015. Surviving are his mother, Marjorie A. Bourne of Fort Wayne; sister, Nancy (Terrance) Kimbel of Leo; brother, Daniel H. (Stephany L.) Bourne, Jr. of Fort Wayne; nephew, Jeffery S Kimbel; niece, Jamie R. Kimbel; nephew, Daniel N. Bourne; nephew, Andrew M. Bourne; great-nephew, Aaron S. Kimbel; great-nephew, Bryce Bourne; great-niece, Bailey...
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Wanda M. Ross

February 17, 2015

Wanda M. Ross, 83, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Wanda worked as a administrative assistant with General Electric for 22 years, and later as a realtor in Fort Wayne for 20 years. She was a member of Aboite Lutheran Church, and formerly a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church. Wanda also served as the past president of the American Business Women's...
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Mia Monroe Eicher

February 16, 2015

Infant Mia Monroe Eicher passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her parents, Darrin and Kelly Eicher of Harlan, IN; grandparents, Steven (Marilyn) Eicher of Hicksville, OH and Richard (Rebecca) Lay of Fort Wayne; God-mother, Jennifer (Brian Noland) Hurley of Stevensville, MI; uncle, Shawn (Nadia) Eicher of Flint, MI; aunt, Angela ...
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Dale A. Estepp

February 16, 2015

Dale A. Estepp , 53, passed away Monday, February 16, 2015. Born in Anderson, IN, Dale was a graduate of South Side High School, and U S Marine Corps veteran. He worked at Lincoln Food Services for 20 years. Surviving are his mother, Margery A. (John) Hodges of Fort Wayne, IN; brother, Greg (Janet) Estepp of Noblesville, IN; nephews, Chris and Casey Estepp of Noblesville, IN. Dale was preceded...
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Sharon Kay Smith

February 16, 2015

Sharon Kay Smith, 75, passed away Monday, February 16, 2015. Sharon worked as a Cashier with Rogers Market for 22 years, retiring in 1998. Surviving are her husband or 56 years, Richard Smith; son, Richard "Dan" (Joyce) Smith; daughter, Carolyn Smith; and granddaughters, Emily and Lauren Smith, all of Fort Wayne. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Maynard and Ora Patterson; and sister,...
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Miriam E. Satterthwaite

February 16, 2015

Miriam E. Satterthwaite , 92, passed away February 16, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Rd.
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Debra A. Dobias

February 16, 2015

Debra A. Dobias , 63, passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Chicago, IL, Debra was in sales with Ryerson Steel in Chicago before working with Midwest Pipe and Steel in Fort Wayne for 10 years, retiring in 2014. Debra had a passion for collecting fashion dolls. She was an avid reader and Chicago Cubs fan. Surviving are her husband of 40 years,...
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Martha M. Fleck

February 16, 2015

Martha M. Fleck, 93, went to be with the Lord Monday, February 16, 2015 at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Hartford City, IN, Martha worked with Blue Cross-Blue Shield of NW Ohio for 15 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of First Alliance Church in Toledo OH. Martha had a heart to serve others. She was a volunteer with the Super 60's at Blackhawk. She enjoyed...
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Mac McArdle

February 15, 2015

Mac McArdle, 21, of Fort Wayne, died Saturday, February 14, 2015. He graduated from Homestead High School in 2012. Mac was an accomplished guitarist with a passion for music. He was truly blessed with an incredible sense of humor and an outstanding ability to communicate through both music, words, and emotions. His smile could warm a room. He will be missed by those who knew him and the many who...
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Dorothea Lee Lebrecht

February 15, 2015

Dorothea Lee Lebrecht, 93, passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Albion, IL, Dorothea was the owner of Glazed Owl Ceramic Shop and Studio along with Monarch Porcelain for 34 years before retiring in 1999. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Dorothea was an avid reader and writer. She enjoyed writing many short stories and bird watching....
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Mayrani Veliz

September 8, 2013 - February 15, 2015

Mayrani Veliz , 1 year old, passed away February 15, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital. She is survived by her mother, Emily Munoz and father, Arnoldo Veliz. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Mya Marie White

February 13, 2015

Mya Marie White, 5, passed away Friday, February 13, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Mya was always happy and brought joy to everyone's life. She was loved by her parents, Toney and Amanda; siblings, Desman, Alicia, and Peyton White; grandparents, Patty Teague, and Toney and Carolyn White; and many other family members. Calling is Sunday 4 to 6 p.m. at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home,...
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Chris Kevin Richards

February 13, 2015

Chris Kevin Richards, 62, passed away February 13, 2015. Chris was an avid sailor and skier with a daredevil spirit. His quick wit, winning charm, and readiness to help his friends will be missed. As a remembrance of his love for animals, donations may be made to the Allen County SPCA in his name. Surviving are his sister, Debra Altenbernd of Tampa, FL. Chris was preceded in death by parents...
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Harold D. Pelz

February 13, 2015

Harold D. Pelz, 95, passed away Friday, February 13, 2015, at The Cedars in Leo-Cedarville. Born in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Evelyn J. Pelz of Leo; daughter, Mary Ann (Dan) Logan of Fort Wayne; daughter, Jane Elizabeth (Brian) Sickafoose of Fort Wayne; 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson's Foundation, Visiting Nurse &...
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Clarence (CJ) Miller

February 13, 2015

Clarence "CJ" Miller, 77, passed away Friday, February 13, 2015. Born in Lagrange, IN, Clarence was a master carpenter with Leo Builder's Supply for 48 years, retiring in 2012. He was a member of Grabill Missionary Church and the Leo-Cedarville Zoning Board. CJ enjoyed NASCAR, photographing for American Motor Sports Racing, and Leo High School sports. He enjoyed baseball and served many years for...
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Edith O'Morrow

February 12, 2015

Edith O'Morrow, 84, passed away Thursday, February 12, 2015, at her residence surrounded by her family. Born in Emmetsburg, IA, Edith was a registered nurse with Auto Light of Owasa, MI; Lutheran Hospital; Turtle Creek Nursing Home; and Parkview Hospital retiring in 1995. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, the Rosary Society, DAR. Surviving are her husband of 61 years,...
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Aileen N. (Dotty) McComb

February 12, 2015

Aileen N. "Dotty" McComb , 92, passed away Thursday, February 12, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Aileen was the secretary-treasurer and bookkeeper of Harold McComb and Son, Inc. for many years, retiring in 1981. She was survived by her six children, sons, Terry, Alan, Dean (Amy ) and Tom (Teresa) McComb all of Fort Wayne; daughters, Sheri McComb of Fort Wayne,...
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Dennis J. Rainey

February 11, 2015

Dennis J. Rainey, 59, passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Ft. Wayne, IN, and attended Snider HS and Ivy Tech. Dennis had been a resident of Huntington IN since 1998. He was an Assistant Store Manager in Gas City IN and had worked for Kmart for 40 years, Dennis was an avid Yankees baseball fan and loved to spend time with his...
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Irma L. (Fahling) Souder

February 11, 2015

Irma L. (Fahling) Souder, 87, passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at her home in Grabill. Born in Fort Wayne, Irma was a graduate of Central High School and attended Fort Wayne Art School. She was an interior decorator for many years. Irma always put others needs before her own. She enjoyed horseback riding, reading, flowers, swimming, hiking and art. She was an avid card and letter...
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John J. Fredericks

February 11, 2015

John J. Fredericks, 61, passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Born in New York, NY, John worked as a Maintenance Man with SuperValue for 26 years. Surviving are his daughter, Dawn Fredericks (Plummer) of Fort Wayne; son, John Geyer of Butler, IN; 8 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and 4 cats. John was preceded in death by the love of his life, Rhonda Smith in 2012. There will be no...
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Jack S. Drummond

February 11, 2015

Jack S. Drummond, 88, passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Jack worked with International Harvester for 23 years. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Marine Corp during WWII. Jack was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church, Three Rivers Masonic Lodge; Scottish Rite; and American Legion Post #409. Surviving are his wife, Elaine...
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Hollis O. Mahathy

February 10, 2015

Hollis O. Mahathy, 56, passed away February 10, 2015. Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Kimberly D Mahathy; daughters, Holly Mahathy-Boneff, Brandy Mahathy-Vaughn and Diana Mahathy; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Brianna, Corbin, Zachery, Brooklyn; brothers, Randal Moles, Butch (Debbie), Jamie and Mitch Mahathy; sisters, Sue Eddington, Patsy Mahathy and Kathy (Rob) Clark. Hollis was preceded in...
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Anna M. Ellenwood

February 10, 2015

Anna M. Ellenwood, 71, passed away Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Surviving are her husband, Michael L. Ellenwood; son, Shane R. Lane; brother, John F. Weller; brother, Raymond J. Weller; brother, Lawrence E. Weller; brother, Gerald S. Weller; sister, Rosalie L. Etter; sister, Mary H. Pitstick. Anna was preceded in death by parents, Philip J. and Florence C. (Funk) Weller; step-son, Chad...
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Dolores M. Wolinski-Gilliam

February 9, 2015

Dolores M. Wolinski-Gilliam, 77, passed away Monday, February 9, 2015. Surviving are her children, John; Kenneth; David; Michelle (Jeffrey); James; Timothy; and Mark (Amanda) Gilliam; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Davis; and Bernadine Burnham. Dolores was preceded in death by her parents; her sister; and a great-granddaughter. Memorials may be made to the St....
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Myrna (Biji) Betsui

February 9, 2015

Myrna "Biji" Betsui, 95, passed away Monday, February 9, 2015. Born in Kauai, HI, Myrna loved The Lord and her family and was a mighty prayer warrior. Surviving are her daughter, Aimee Betsui; granddaughter, Donna (Philip) Reaser both of Fort Wayne; great-granddaughters, Joy and Faith; sisters, Margie Oyama, and Dorothy Santos both of Honolulu, HI. Myrna was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Nelson H. Ottenweller

February 9, 2015

Nelson H. Ottenweller, 98, passed away peacefully at home February 9th. His death comes two weeks after Janet, his beloved wife of 73 years, passed away. Nelson was a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne. Born 12/16/1916 to Edward and Edith Ottenweller, he graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1935. He later worked in the General Electric engineering apprenticeship program prior to earning a...
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Christine E. (Lambert) Niemi

February 9, 2015

Christine E. (Lambert) Niemi, 55, passed away Monday, February 9, 2015. Surviving are her sisters, Connie (Jett Bork) Fleischman of Bettendorf, IA, and Cheryl (Steve) White of Fort Wayne; niece, Kati (Jay) Freiburger of Davenport, IA; nephew, Tim (Abby) Fleischman of Indianapolis, four great-nephews, and three great-nieces. Christine was preceded in death by her husband, John Niemi, parents,...
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Nancy A. Gorsuch

February 9, 2015

Nancy A. Gorsuch, 77, passed away February 9th at her home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was born on September 3, 1937 in South Bend, Indiana to Russel and Harriet Dumont. On August 22, 1959, she married Dean Gorsuch who survives. Nancy attended South Bend Central High School and earned her Bachelor and Masters degree from Ball State in Muncie, Indiana. She taught for 23 1/2 years starting at...
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Ruth M. Huntington

February 8, 2015

Ruth M. Huntington, 93, passed away Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Harbour Assisted Living in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Ruth was a homemaker and had a home daycare. After their retirement, Glen and Ruth spent their winters for 25 years in Harlingen, Texas. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church for 93 years. Surviving are her son, John (Sandy) Huntington of Fort Wayne, IN;...
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Maynard J. Mansfield

February 8, 2015

Maynard J. Mansfield, 85, died peacefully on Sunday, February 8, 2015. He was born in Marietta, OH, to Walter O. and Lessie Ullmann Mansfield. He married Sharon K. Slack in 1975. Maynard received his Ph. D. in mathematics from Purdue University in 1956. He served as a math professor at Washington and Jefferson College before joining the faculty of Purdue University in Fort Wayne in 1963. A...
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Matthew (Eddie) Fabina

February 8, 2015

Matthew "Eddie" Fabina, 89, passed away Sunday, February 8, 2015. Born in Sharon, PA, Matthew was a mechanical engineer in the wire manufacturing industry for many years. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and served in the US Marines during WWII. Matthew enjoyed gardening, working in the yard and loved his family. Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Constance Fabina; children, Jayne...
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Calvin E. Hedges, Jr.

October 3, 1958 - February 8, 2015

Calvin E. Hedges Jr., 56, passed away Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN, Calvin attended North Side HS. He worked as a painter with Preferred Painting for several years, Calvin enjoyed riding his Harley and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Surviving are his companion, Vicki Moser; daughter, Stacey (Jay)...
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Larry Kenneth Feichter

February 7, 2015

Larry Kenneth Feichter was born April 24, 1948, to the late LeVerne and Esther Feichter. Mr. Feichter died February 7, 2015, peacefully at his home in New Haven. He is survived by his sister Rev. Margaret Moser and her husband Joseph D. Moser, Esq., their two sons Joseph D. Moser, Jr, and Norman Joel Moser, Esq., Joel's wife Katherine Theriault, and numerous aunts, uncle, cousins, and friends. An...
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June Louise Reincke

February 7, 2015

June Louise Reincke , 86, passed away Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Naples Community Hospital in Naples Florida. Born in Kansas City, MO, June was the co-owner, with her husband of Interior's by June. She was a member of St Peter's Lutheran Church, Psi Iota Psi Sorority, PI Chapter, Fort Wayne Women's League, and dearly loved playing bridge and duplicate bridge. Surviving are her son, Anthony...
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Clara B. Rensberger

February 6, 2015

Clara B. Rensberger, 104, passed away Friday, February 6, 2015. Surviving are her niece, Judith K (Fred Kissinger) Eaton; nephew, Ralph Edward (Barbara) Smith; great nieces, Suzanne L McConahay and Jodi (Doug) Gardner. Clara was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Cora Smith, husband, Carl A. Rensberger, 8 brothers and 2 sisters. A graveside committal service will be at 1:00 pm,...
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Carol L. DeVore

February 6, 2015

Carol L. DeVore, 81, passed away Friday, February 6, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Metamora, OH, Carol worked as a flight attendant for American Airlines from 1954 to 1956 and taught Elementary School in South Bend, IN. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Church of Christ, Longboat Key, FL, past member of Tri Kappa Sorority, the Fort Wayne Country Club, and was a...
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Beulah L. Egly

February 5, 2015

Beulah L. Egly, 95, passed away Thursday, February 5, 2015. Surviving are her daughter, Marjorie Eisenacher of Warrenville, IL; 4 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Erma M. Goyer of Fort Wayne; nephew, John (Bernice) Augsburger; 3 great nieces and nephews and 4 great-great-nieces and nephews. Beulah was preceded in death by husband, Carl Egly; son, Keith Egly; parents; Harry and...
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Joe B. Dickerson

February 5, 2015

Dr. Joe B. Dickerson, 63, With the Lord, Thursday, February 5, 2015. Born in Marburg, Germany, Joe served Lutheran Schools in Australia and the United States. Surviving are his wife, Joylyne B Dickerson; daughter, Alia (Nicholas) Osborn; son, Aaron M Dickerson; sisters, Sonja (Christian) Dickerson Faust and Heidi Wright. Joe is preceded in death by his brother, Lamar Dickerson. A private...
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Larene Marie Heilman

February 5, 2015

Larene Marie Heilman, 66, passed away February 5, 2015. Larene enjoyed planting and taking care of different plants in her greenhouses. Surviving are her husband, Dennis Heilman of Fort Wayne; mother, Maida Vandissell of Spokane, WA; sister, Janet (Donald) Bessey of Spokane, WA; and brother, David (Marjorie) Hawkins of Vancouver, WA. Larene was preceded in death by her father, Norman Hawkins. ...
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Robert M. Steller

February 4, 2015

Robert M. Steller, 82, passed away, February 4, 2015. Robert was a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne and graduated from North Side High School. He served in the Army and received an accounting degree at Indiana Business College. He married Suzanne Marks on January 26, 1957, and she preceded him in death in 2011. Robert was the treasurer with North American Van Lines for over 25 years. He was a...
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David R. (Whitey) White

February 4, 2015

David R. "Whitey" White , 60, passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Parkview Hospital. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Dave worked as a Project Manager with Lawrence Building Corp. for 20 years. He attended Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Indiana and Purdue Universities. Whitey was a member of Fort Wayne Turners and Riverbend Monday Night Golf League. He enjoyed spending time with his...
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Eloise M. Harmeyer

February 4, 2015

Eloise M. Harmeyer, 88, passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Eloise worked for Sears for 40 years before retiring. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church. Eloise enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her family. Surviving are her sons, Richard (Sally) Harmeyer of Stephenville, TX, Randy Harmeyer, Timothy Harmeyer both of...
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Katherine (Kay) E. McComb

February 4, 2015

Katherine "Kay" E. McComb, 79, passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Bethlehem Woods Rehab Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Newark, OH, Kay worked in the Allen County Treasurer 's Office for 4.5 years and the Perry Township Assessor's Office for 12 years, retiring in 1997. She enjoyed spending time with family. Surviving are her daughters, Sandy (John) Huntington of Fort Wayne and Joyce ...
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Keegan John Suelzer

February 3, 2015

Infant Keegan John Suelzer went to be with Jesus Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Surviving are his parents Anthony "Tony" and Lisa Suelzer of Fort Wayne, sisters, Kathleen and Sydney Suelzer, Keegan's grandparents, and aunts and uncles. Service is 11:00 am, Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road with...
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Marie D. Liner

February 3, 2015

Marie D. Liner, 80, passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Homestead, PA, Marie was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed gardening and reading. Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Robert Liner of Fort Wayne; daughter, Linda Marie Liner of Maineville, OH; son, Keith Robert (Christine) Liner of North Augusta, SC; grandchildren: Tom, Jeff, C...
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Norman Don Miller

February 3, 2015

Norman Don Miller , 73, passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Surviving are his wife, Clara M. Haught-Miller; children Dawn (John) Drittler; Amy (Alger) VanHoey; Jason (Connie) Haught; Andrew Haught; brothers Richard (Marianna) Miller, Robert (Trinidad) Miller, sister Margaret Wright, grandchildren, Autumn and Nicholas Drittler, Chloe' VanHoey, Joella Haught, Keller and Kirby Romer,...
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Sharon L. Main

February 3, 2015

Sharon L. Main, 79, passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughter; Judy (Bruce) Bennett of Fort Wayne; son, John M. (Staci) Main of Dallas, TX; daughter, Jackie (Randy) Morrison of Fort Wayne; 5 grandchildren, Matthew Bennett, Michael Morrison, Amy Morrison, Rhonda Roberts, and Lauren Roberts. Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Main, Jr.;...
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Elizabeth C. Kempf Schlatter

February 2, 2015

Elizabeth C. Kempf Schlatter, 91, passed away Monday, February 2, 2015 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Elizabeth worked with ITT Aero Space for 37 years, retiring in 1986. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church and Moose Lodge #261. She volunteered for Parkview Hospital for eight years. Surviving are her sons, Richard Kempf of Fort Wayne, Douglas...
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Augusta (Money) Boone Jackson

February 1, 2015

Augusta "Money" Boone Jackson, 80, passed away February 1, 2015. Surviving are her husband of 65 years, James Jackson; daughter, Deloris Jackson; step-daughter, Tina Linnie (Joe) Jackson; daughter, Georgiann (Larry) Miller; daughter, Carolyn (Chester) Jackson-Ware; son, Bobby R. Jackson; daughter, Conella (Dean) Menefee; daughters-in-law, Gwen Jackson and Theresa Jackson; 21 grandchildren; 61...
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Edward (Ed) Anthony Morris

June 13, 1942 - February 1, 2015

Edward "Ed" Anthony Morris passed from this life, Sunday, February 1, 2015 at the age of 72. He was born on June 13, 1942, in Chicago, IL. Ed retired from a career as an educator, administrator and coach in 2002. A caring person who always lived life to the fullest, he had a great passion for family, travel, education, and the outdoors. Ed graduated from Notre Dame High School College Prep ...
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Beverly A. Lester

February 1, 2015

Beverly A. Lester , 62, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, February 1, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, she was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and enjoyed time with grandchildren, cooking, fishing and gardening. Surviving are her husband, Matthew R. Lester of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Jason (Renee Masel) Lester and Jacob (Mindi) Lester both of Fort Wayne, IN;...
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Judith E. Throm

February 1, 2015

Judith E. Throm, 75, passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Rushville, IN, Judith earned her bachelor degree from Butler University. She was the music director for several Catholic Churches in Fort Wayne including the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception for 24 years, retiring in 2009. She was an avid reader, enjoyed traveling, and spending...
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Judy Witham

January 31, 2015

Judy Witham, 70, passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015. Judy was a machine operator with Bohn Engine & Foundry for 24 years. Surviving are her daughter, Susan Webb of Hamilton; son, Chuck (Joyce Hostetler) Wank of Kendallville; grandsons, Joshua Webb and Brandon Webb; brothers, Kenneth (Wynell) Dirrim and Rick Dirrim; sister, Vicky Harvenson. Judy was preceded in death by husband, Chuck Witham;...
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Howard (HR) Miller, Jr.

January 31, 2015

Howard "HR" Miller Jr., 84, passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015. Surviving are his sons, Ron Carney of Derry, PA and Bob (Barb) Carney of New Alexandria, PA; grandson, Rob Carney of Fort Wayne; granddaughters, Amy (Jon) Solaro-Geraghty of Pleasant Lake, IN and Missy (Brian) Gee of Fort Wayne; and great grandchildren: Rob, Catie, Erin, Allie, J.D., Brandon, and Brody. Howard was preceded in...
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Jean Fehling

January 8, 1922 - January 31, 2015

Jean Fehling, 93, passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Jean worked with Uniroyal for 10 years, retiring in 1975, prior to that she also worked with Lincoln Life Insurance Company. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and will be remembered for the love she demonstrated to her family. Surviving are her husband, Richard Fehling of Fort Wayne; ...
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Phyllis Jean Statler

January 31, 2015

Phyllis Jean Statler, 87, passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015 in Fort Wayne. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN. Surviving are her son, Daune E. Ragan of Fort Wayne, IN; granddaughter, Rheannon Kammerer, 3 great-grandchild, companion, Kenneth Ringer of Fort Wayne, IN; brother, Thoms E. Mackin,, Sr. of Hudson, IN. Memorials may be made to the First Assembly of God or...
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Beo Thi Dam

January 30, 2015

Beo Thi Dam , 93, passed away January 30, 2015 at Grey Stone Health and Rehabilitation. Arrangements by Mungovan & Sons Funeral Home, 2114 S. Calhoun St.
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Joseph (Loren) Stevens, Jr.

January 30, 2015

Joseph "Loren" Stevens Jr., 79, passed away Friday, January 30, 2015 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Leedey, OK, Loren honorably served in the Army National Guard for 34 years before retiring. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Barbara Stevens of Fort Wayne, children, Drusilla (Rod) Cox of Leavenworth, KS, James Stevens, Donnita (Keith) Bernard both of Fort Wayne, grandchildren,...
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M. Louise Daugherty

January 30, 2015

M. Louise Daugherty , 97, passed away Friday, January 30, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Portsmouth, OH, Louise was a cook and baker at Lincoln Bank, Ft. Wayne community Schools, Abbott elementary and Central HS for many years, She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven; Past member of Rosary Sodality at Sacred Heart. Louise enjoyed...
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