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Maxine (Micky) K. (nee Vander Veen) Young

May 3, 2016

Maxine (Micky) K. Young (nee Vander Veen) passed away May 3, 2016 in Fort Wayne Indiana. She was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 11,1934. Graduated from Wyoming High School in Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Junior College and Indiana University, with a B.S. in Business degree. She also received a PHT (Putting Hubby Through) degree from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in...
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Stephen A. Clark

May 3, 2016

Stephen A. Clark, 70, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Stephen worked with General Electric for 37 years. He was a member of St. Joseph United Methodist Church, Three Rivers Visiting Dog Club, GE Apprentice Alumni, and a volunteer with GE talking books. Surviving are his wife, Sara Clark of Fort Wayne; daughter, Cyndi Clark of Fort Wayne; brother, David ...
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Gloria M. Kendrick

May 3, 2016

Gloria M. Kendrick, 90, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Surviving are her son, Robert "Dan" (Yong Cha) Kendrick; daughters: Sharon G. Kendrick; Margaret V. (Doug Buzzard) Barry; and Rebecca (Chris) Wilson; and grandchildren: Kelly L. Piepenbrink, Nikki Wilson, Nathan Wilson. Gloria was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Kendrick; parents, Samuel and Valeria Johnson; and grandson,...
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Phyllis R. Grieger

May 2, 2016

Phyllis R. Grieger, 89, passed away Monday, May 2, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, Phyllis graduated from North Side High School and then worked at Lincoln Life Insurance Company for several years. She was a lifetime member of Salem United Church of Christ and a 50 year charter member of the Cedar Creek Women's Club...
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Reuben Saturday, Jr.

May 2, 2016

Reuben Saturday Jr., 87, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 at home surrounded by his children. Born in Savannah, GA, Reuben was in good standing as a member of Sheetmetal Workers Union Local #20 for 53 years. Surviving are his son, Marion (Debbie) Saturday of Grabill, IN; daughters, Clara "Nell" Croteau of New Haven, IN; Victoria Christine (Jeff) Phelps of Kokomo, IN; Jean Saturday (Mike) Whitley...
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Robert G. Bryan

May 2, 2016

Robert G. Bryan, 82, passed away Monday, May 2, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Surviving are his sons, David N. Bryan, Glenn A. (Linda) Bryan, and Thomas S. (Donna) Bryan, all of Fort Wayne; 8 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and numerous extended family members. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Marcile Bryan; parents, David Elmer and Ruth Etta Bryan; 5 brothers; and 5...
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Jonathan Andualem Michael (Smiles) Mortensen

February 1, 2008 - May 2, 2016

Jonathan Andualem Michael "Smiles" Mortensen, 8, was taken Monday, May 2, by Batten Disease but is now walking with Jesus. He fought like Superman, but he suffered enough. He can now see, smile, and is seizure free. Originally from Ethiopia, Jonathan Smiles impacted thousands of lives through his spunk, smile, and spirit. Surviving are his parents, Michael and Christine (La Rue) Mortensen, Fort...
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Linda L. Fletcher

May 2, 2016

Linda L. Fletcher, 78, passed away Monday, May 2, 2016. Linda worked as a waitress and cook with Howard Johnson/Holiday Inn - Terrace Room for 40yrs years. Surviving are her sons, Robert (Brenda) Landis; Loren (Carolyn) Landis; Tim (Benita) Landis; 11 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; brother, James Roeback; and sister, Merris Reimschisel. Linda was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Merle L. (Red) Carter

May 1, 2016

Merle L. "Red" Carter, 90, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016, at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, FL. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Merle was owner of the ARCO gas station at Time Corners for over 20 years and C & C Salvage for 14 years, retiring in 1988. Red was a man who saw treasure in other people's trash. He attended Anthony Wayne First Church of God and was a 50+ year member of Summit City...
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Michael H. Wisniewski

May 1, 2016

Michael H. Wisniewski, 65, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 at his home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his "better half", Becky Beckman; daughters, Carissa Wisniewski and Sabrina Wisniewski; and step-son, Tug (Jackie Wilson) Beckman; grandchildren: Breesha, Desiree, Cainan, Jazmyn, Laythen and the Wilsons; great-granddaughter, Marriana; sisters, Joan Belchner; and Janet (Steve) Leiter; good...
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Betty Margaret (Kocher) Peters

March 23, 1924 - May 1, 2016

Betty Margaret (Kocher) Peters, was born on March 23rd, 1924 and passed away on May 1st, 2016. She was born to Oliver and Sophia (Roper) Kocher, in Huntington, IN. Betty was an active member and volunteer for the Waynedale United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She also volunteered at the Embassy Theater for over 24 years. Betty worked well into her 80's for the Fort Wayne Rehabilitation...
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Julia H. Nankervis

May 1, 2016

Julia H. Nankervis, 72, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Anderson, IN, Julia worked as Controller at St. Joe Hospital until 1998. Most recently she was an Appeals Representative with Lutheran Hospital. She was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church and will be remembered for being a hard worker as well as a loving mother and grandmother. Surviving are her...
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Lillian L. Ladig

May 1, 2016

Lillian L. Ladig, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday May 1, 2016. She is survived by her daughter, Loretta (David) Lehman of Duncannon, PA; sons, Bernard (Cheryl) Ladig of Fort Wayne, IN and Richard (Michele) Ladig of Venice, FL; grandsons Tom Ladig and Forrest Lehman; and great grandchildren Jamie Aguirre and Harrison Lehman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Ladig and her...
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Madison Clark

April 30, 2016

Madison Clark, 20, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016. Surviving are her mother, Tina M. Clark of Fort Wayne, IN; father, Robert J. Clark of Fort Wayne, IN; sister, Megan M. Clark of Arcata, CA; grandfather, Ronald (Pennie Kelley) Clark, Sr. of Saint Joseph, MI; grandmother, Judith VonKoenig of Sarasota, FL; uncles, Jeff (Angi) Newkirk, Ronald (Anne Dailey) Clark, Jr., Steven (Margaret) Clark;...
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Chester M. Zeidler

April 30, 2016

Chester M. Zeidler, 70, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 at St Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in College Point, NY, Chester was a U S Navy Vietnam veteran and worked as an International Director with North American Van Lines for 30 years and Prudential Life Insurance for 8 years. He enjoyed traveling, history, and loved spending time with his family. Surviving are his wife of 48...
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Maureen Anne (nee Gallagher) Madden

February 21, 1937 - April 30, 2016

Maureen Anne Madden, (née Gallagher) 79, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family at her home in Fort Wayne on the evening of April 30. Maureen was born on February 21, 1937 in Jersey City, NJ to James and Mary Gallagher. Maureen grew up in Nutley, NJ, and attended Queen of Peace High School, where she met and fell in love with her husband, Clement Madden. They were married on May 11,...
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Sandra Marie Suter

April 29, 2016

Sandra Marie Suter , 59, passed away April 29, 2016 at . Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Rd.
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Jody G. Conley

April 29, 2016

Jody G. Conley, 60, passed away Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. Surviving are his wife, Debbie L. Conley (Edwards) of New Haven; mother, Wanda Phillips of New Haven; sons, Patrick Conley of Indianapolis and Adam (Melinda) Conley of Fort Wayne; grandsons, Jackson and Mason Conley; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, LuAnn and Mike McDonough of Van Wert; niece,...
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William R. Walker

April 28, 2016

William R. Walker, 93, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Lois "Jeanne" Walker of Fort Wayne; and nieces: Carolynne (David Langdon) McComb of Fort Wayne, Kristine (Wes) Bradley of Indianapolis, Cheryl (Doug) Potter of Fort Wayne, and April (Robert) Anderson of Decherd, TN. William was preceded in death by his parents,...
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Betty Jean King

April 28, 2016

Betty Jean King, 84, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Woodcrest Health Care in Decatur IN.
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Liana J. Brase

April 28, 2016

Gordon and Betty Hovarter and sister, Jana Becker. Surviving are her husband, Daniel Brase of Monroeville, IN; son, Jeremy (Mariana) Trogdon of New Haven, IN; grandchildren, Austin Goggans, David Trogdon, Daniel Trogdon, and Elizabeth Trogdon; sister, Vana Manz of FL; and brother, Len (Candie) Hovarter of MI. Liana was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Betty Hovarter and sister, Jana...
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Max Edward Hoeppner

April 28, 2016

Max Edward Hoeppner, 76, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016. Born in Woodburn, IN, Max worked for over 55 years in the construction field, with the last 25 years as an owner of Hoeppner Construction Corporation before retiring. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Woodburn, a past elder and served on various committees of the church. He was an active volunteer and past board member of...
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Keith L. Sanftner

April 27, 2016

Keith L Sanftner, 67, fell asleep in the Lord on April 27th after a lifelong battle with diabetes. Keith was a wonderful father, loving husband, and a brilliant educator whose encyclopedic knowledge was legendary among his family, friends, and students. Keith was an Eagle Scout and an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed photography, cycling, camping, hiking, and off-roading. While earning his bachelor's...
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Tammy S. Doss

April 27, 2016

Tammy S. Doss, 50, went to her permanent home in heaven on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her parents, Larry and Doris Dale; husband, Danny Doss; daughter, Shauna Doss; son, Dustin Doss; and grandson, Daulton Doss, all of Fort Wayne; brothers, Joe (Diana) Dale of Carmel, IN and Jeffrey (Chrissy) Dale of Houston, TX; nephews, Dane and Drew Dale; as...
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Donna R. Thompson

April 27, 2016

Donna R. Thompson, 59, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Bluffton, IN, Donna worked as a License Practical Nurse with several hospitals and nursing homes around Fort Wayne. Surviving are her brother, Barry Lee Thompson; sister, Sue Ann Schrader; nephew, Paul Schrader; niece, Christina Kay (Al) Wantroba; grand niece Olivia; and her adopted families, the Metzgers...
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Richard H. Osborn

April 27, 2016

Richard H. Osborn, 73, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016. He was a member of Fellowship Missionary Church for over 30 years. Surviving are his wife, Karen Sue Osborn; sisters, Mary Osborn and Charlotte Ratliff, 5 nephews and 1 niece. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Violet Osborn and brothers, Virgil and Kenneth Osborn. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Memorials may...
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Donna Jean (VanDolah) Gammon

April 27, 2016

Pastor Donna Jean (VanDolah) Gammon, 77, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Donna served as pastor for 20 years with various local churches. She was a member of the Fort Wayne Chapter of the American Business Women. Surviving are her children Mark Gammon; and Jacqueline Melton; 4 grandchildren, Nicole, Natalie, Noelle, and Matthew; great-grandson Colt; ...
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Robert (Bob) L. Nichols, Sr.

April 27, 2016

Robert "Bob" L. Nichols, Sr., 85, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Robert was born in DeKalb County to the late Ira and Mildred Nichols. Robert was a Korean War Air Force veteran. He was the owner and operator of Advance Sewer Services for 53 years, retiring in 2015. He was a member of the American Legion #82, Summit City Lodge 170, F.&A.M. Scottish Rite, Shriner and part of the Mispah...
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Anita L. Weyer

April 26, 2016

Anita L. Weyer, 70, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Findlay, Ohio, Anita worked as an office manager with Ernst Truck Equipment for 12 years, retiring in 2006. She was a member of the BSA Troop 38. Anita was passionate and active with the Native American Nation and their customs. She loved her family and cherished her grandchildren. Surviving are her...
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James E. Daughtry

April 26, 2016

James E. Daughtry, 79, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, James was a U S Army Korean War veteran and worked as the business agent with Local 901 for years 25, retiring in 2000. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Margaret Daughtry of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Kelley (Richard) Stein of Grabill, IN; son, Jeff (Jennifer) Daughtry of Waterloo, IN; sister, Beverly...
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Iris Guethe

April 26, 2016

Iris Guethe, 93, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Lutheran Life Villages at Pine Valley in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, Steven (Sharon) Guethe; daughter, Marge (Lynn) Overman; grandchildren, Brandon (Meghan) Guethe, Aaron (Amy) Hoover, Danielle (Glenn) Hoover, Chris (Mimi) Guethe, Shannon (Kelley) Hoover, and Beth Guethe; and great-grandchildren: Bailey, Saxtibm Gabriella, Maxwell,...
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Kay Lynn Jaxtheimer

April 26, 2016

Kay Lynn Jaxtheimer, loving mother and grandmother, departed this world Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Born in Huntington, IN, to George and Edna (Hendry) Casper, she graduated with honors from South Side High School and married William Jaxtheimer in 1957. Kay worked many years in the Banking field before switching to Data Processing with Verizon. She retired in 1983 as a Data Operations Supervisor....
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Michael J. Vorndran

April 25, 2016

Michael J. Vorndran, 58, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Michael worked as a welder with ConRail and previously was the owner of Mike's Racing Collectibles. Michael served his country as a member of the U.S. Marine Corp. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson, fishing, and cheering for Alabama Football. Surviving are his wife, Jori Ann Vorndran of...
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Betty L. Dannells

April 25, 2016

Betty L. Dannells , 83, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 at Byron Health Center in Fort Wayne. Service is 11:00 am, April 29, 2016 at Byron Health Center Chapel, 12101 Lima Road with calling one hour prior. Burial in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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Rita B. Kendrick

April 25, 2016

Rita B. Kendrick, 95, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 at Lutheran Life Villages. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Rita was a graduate of Elmhurst High School and worked as a food server with Elco Tap for 25 years. She was a member of Risen Savior Lutheran Church and volunteered at Indian Village Elementary School. Surviving are her sons, John Max (Bobbie) Kendrick of Lagrange, IN, James (Paulette)...
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Kenneth S. Weaver

April 24, 2016

Kenneth S. Weaver, 84, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Lutheran Life Villages at Pine Valley in Fort Wayne. Born in Elkhart County, IN, Kenneth worked as a Engineer with Truck Engineering for 19 years and States Engineering Corp for 20 years, retiring in 1996. He was a member of Salem United Church of Christ and the American Legion Post #409, Three Rivers Masonic Lodge, Knights Templar /...
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Cecile G. Kirchner

April 24, 2016

Cecile G. Kirchner, 104, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne. Born in Adams County, IN on 11-11-11, she was the 11th of 14 children. Surviving are her children, Merlin Kirchner; Claire A. McMinn both of Roanoke, IN; and Shirley H. Bradbury of Parrish, FL; 12 grandchildren; numerous step-grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; and her...
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Norma Jean Hudson

April 23, 2016

Norma Jean Hudson, 88, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Norma was born on September 10, 1927 in Linton, IN. She was married to Rock Hudson for 62 years until his passing in 2014 and together they raised five children. Norma had a passion for reading and never stopped learning and sharing with others her interests in people, history, politics, and...
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James Joseph Goheen, Sr.

April 23, 2016

James Joseph Goheen, Sr., 88, passed away April 23 ,2016 in Coventry Meadows Nursing Home, Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born the third child of fifteen children of Esther and Harry Goheen, Sr. in Huntington, West Virginia on February 21, 1928. "Jimmy" or "Mr. Goheen, Sir", was an active member of the Fort Wayne community contributing his time and manner for over 60 years, often seen wearing his...
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Bernard F. Lothamer

April 22, 2016

Bernard F. Lothamer, 81, passed away at his home on Friday, April 22, 2016 surrounded by his wife of 55 years and daughters. Born on June 1, 1934, Bernard worked with the Dana Corporation for 45 years. Surviving are his wife, Ruthanne Lothamer; his daughters, Brenda (Michael) Eifrid, Joyce (David) Reynolds, Judy (Rick) Goshert, and Amy (Jean-Paul) Carter of Fort Wayne; 11 grandchildren; and...
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Gary R. Gilliom

April 21, 2016

Gary R. Gilliom, 62, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Gary worked as a software engineer, and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Gary was an avid golfer, loved volunteering at the Dupont Ambulatory Surgical Center, and enjoyed neighborhood walks with his dog Rose. Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Christina Gilliom of Fort Wayne; mother, Shirley...
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Robin R. Piercy

April 21, 2016

Robin R. Piercy, 51, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Marty Piercy; daughters, Ashley (James) Piercy, Shelby Piercy, and Megan Piercy; 4 grandchildren; sister, Chana (Michael) French; father, David Roop; and step-mother, Carolyn Roop all of Fort Wayne. Robin was preceded in death by her parents, Jay Adams and Carolyn Simpson. Memorials may be made...
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Douglas S. (Rocky) Pelz

April 21, 2016

Douglas S. "Rocky" Pelz, 57, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016 at IU Health LaPorte Hospital in LaPorte, Indiana. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana Doug graduated from Elmhurst High School. He worked at the family business, Pelz Wrecking prior to working at BF Goodrich for 26 years, retiring in 2004. He was a member of Coventry Baptist Church. Doug was an officer and very active and passionate...
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Margaret L. Bracht

April 20, 2016

Margaret L. Bracht, 85, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Coventry Meadows LLC in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her nephews, David (Carolyn) Buckmaster, Rick (Judy) Buckmaster, Mike (Lynn) Shidler, Tom (Sheila) Shidler, Kenny Shidler, nieces, Martha (Henry) Pichla, Ruth (Mike) Gemi, Laura Spuller. Margaret was preceded in death by her son Gregory R. Bracht, parents, Frederick B. and Pauline L....
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Robert (Bob) A. Overmyer

April 20, 2016

Robert "Bob" A. Overmyer, 63, passed away on April, 20, 2016. Bob was a resident of Morganton, NC. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana to the late Jack and Ruth Overmyer. Bob graduated from Huntington High School and attended Tri State University. Bob was a loving husband, father, and brother. He was the owner and president of Metaltech Inc. He enjoyed motoring, traveling, and hiking. ...
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Dale A. Augspurger

April 20, 2016

Dale A. Augspurger, 85, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Dale worked withTri-City Automotive Warehouse for many years. He was a member of Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church and enjoyed gardening. Surviving are his sons, Art (Lynette) Augspurger of Fort Wayne, IN and Paul (Jill) Augspurger of Huntington, IN; grandchildren, Seth,...
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Gaynetta J. (Pooch) Everson

April 20, 2016

Gaynetta J. "Pooch" Everson, 81, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Gaynetta was a graduate of New Haven High School and also attended Central Catholic High School. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be greatly missed by her family. Surviving are her husband, Kimsey Everson of Fort Wayne;...
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Roger W. McKinney

April 20, 2016

Roger W. McKinney, 74, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in Fremont, IN. Born in Bluffton, IN, Roger worked as a motor coach tour director with Encore Tours & Travel and also as a school bus driver with FWCS. He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church of Angola, IN. Roger was a member of the Maumee Masons Lodge #725 F & AM; Shriners, Scottish Rite, past patron of Eastern Star #432 F.W....
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Betty Grimes

December 23, 1942 - April 20, 2016

Betty Grimes, 73, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Des Arc, AR, Betty loved her family dearly and will be remembered for her giving heart. Surviving are her son, Michael Evans of Fort Wayne, IN; granddaughter, Miranda (Frank) Sams of Fort Wayne, IN; grandson, Tristan Evans of Huntington, IN; great-grandchildren, Abagail and Brooklyn Sams; sister,...
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Priscilla Jean Ball

April 20, 2016

Priscilla Jean Ball , 70, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Harry Ball; son, Harry (Carla) Ball, Jr.; daughter, Stacy (Kenneth) Bennett; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sister, Yvonne Frank; brothers, Bill Marshall; Babe Marshall; Dave Marshall; Joe Marshall; and Raymond Marshall. Priscilla was preceded in death by son, Gary Ball;...
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Bree Michelle LaBuda

April 20, 2016

Bree Michelle LaBuda, 40, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born September 1, 1975 in South Bend, IN. Bree graduated from Plymouth High School in 1993. Surviving are her father, Timothy LaBuda of South Bend, IN; mother, Virginia (Daryl) Holycross of Plymouth, IN; her children, Collyn Slough; Dru Conley; Perry Carter; Garrett Carter; and...
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Diana L. Simmons

April 19, 2016

Diana L. Simmons, 61, passed away, April 19, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Diana worked as a waitress. Surviving are her husband, Gene Simmons of Fort Wayne; several children, siblings and grandchildren. Funeral Service is 2 p.m. Friday April 29, 2016, with calling one hour prior at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Rd. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana...
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Dale A. Kinsey

April 19, 2016

Dale A. Kinsey , 53, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN, Dale had worked as a painter and flooring installer. Surviving are his father, Lewis S. Kinsey; brother, Richard (Jennifer) Kinsey, sister, Virda Kinsey. Dale was preceded in death by mother, Gladys Kinsey, siblings Carloyn Sue Mabe, Irene Mabe, Lawrence Kinsey. Service is 11:00 am, Monday, April 25, 2016 at...
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George Phillip Ripple

April 19, 2016

George Phillip Ripple, 96, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the Captain James A Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago IL. Surviving are his son, David A. (Sheri) Ripple of Newburgh, IN; daughter, Linda K (George J) Jackson of Lake Forest, IL; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren and several cousins, nieces and nephews . George was preceded in death by his parents...
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Don Fremion

March 4, 1956 - April 19, 2016

Don Fremion died at home on April 19, 2016, from complication of diabetes. Don was born on March 4, 1956 to the late Paul and Marian Fremion. Don was also preceded in death by Sharon Fremion. Don is survived by his son Andrew, brother Joel (Nancy), sisters Amy (Greg) Chappell and Beth (Tony) Wolf. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, especially Pamela and Pat...
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Eleanor R. Strahm

April 19, 2016

Eleanor R. Strahm, 94, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at The Cedars in Leo-Cedarville. Born in Gridley, IL, Eleanor was a teacher with East Allen County Schools for 16 years, retiring in 1977. She was a past member of the Bluffton Apostolic Church and a current member of the Leo Apostolic Christian Church. She was also a member of Pi Lamda Theta, and AARP, National Retired Teacher's...
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Gwendolyn Maxine Smith

April 19, 2016

Gwendolyn Maxine Smith, 92, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016 surrounded by her family. Born in Fort Wayne, Gwendolyn graduated from South Side High School. She worked for Fort Wayne Pump where she met her husband of 48 years. Gwendolyn loved being a wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Surviving are her son, Kevin (Jeanne) Smith of...
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Paul E. Shannon

April 18, 2016

Paul E. Shannon, 85, passed away Monday, April 18, 2016 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife, Ealnor E. Shannon; daughter, Ronda S. (Steve) Souers; son, David L. (Sherry) Shannon; and granddaughter, Mechelle Schebig. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Ruth Shannon; son, Donald Shannon; and 1 brother. No services to be held at this time. Our...
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Clifford Gaze

April 18, 2016

Clifford Gaze, 57, passed away Monday, April 18, 2016 in Leo. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Clifford worked as a Truck Driver for many years. Surviving are his mother, Rosemary (Raymond) Grivett; brothers, Jeffery Gaze of Fort Wayne, and Brian (Kimberly) Gaze of Hamilton, IN; step-mother, Janie Gaze; 4 nieces, 2 nephews, 4 great-nieces and 1 great-nephew. Clifford was preceded in death by his father,...
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Michael Sheehan

April 17, 2016

Michael Sheehan , 54, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his mother, Carole Sheehan, father, Harold "Bruce" Sheehan, brothers, Eric (Jamie) Sheehan, Matthew (Kristina) Sheehan; sisters Lisa M. (Roger) Hormann; Kelly (Robert) Mouch; step-sister, Jennifer (Keith) Pranger, half- brother, Harold "Brucie" Sheehan, Jr. 4 nephews, a niece and a great niece. Michael was...
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Marcella M. Bordner

April 16, 2016

Marcella M. Bordner, 79, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Golden Years Homestead. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Marcella worked in the media processing dept. with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 35 years, retiring in 2015. She was a graduate of Elmhurst High School, an avid IU Football and Basketball fan and a very proud grandma of her two grandsons. Surviving are her sons, Mark (Michelle...
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Gregory W. Filloff

April 16, 2016

Gregory W Filloff , 59, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Summerfield Nursing Home in Cloverdale, IN. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Gregory was the owner of Filloff Decorating Inc. and was very devoted to his family. He was an avid fan of Larry Bird, Coach Bobby Knight and IU basketball. He enjoyed playing basketball and received scholarships to St. John the Baptist, Bishop Luers and a...
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Louis R. Steinbacher

April 16, 2016

Louis R. Steinbacher, 80, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his son, Joseph E. (Jan) Steinbacher of Fort Wayne, IN; grandson, Joshua Emberlin; 2 great-grandchildren; brothers, William and Stephen Steinbacher; sisters, Sharon and Rose Ann; beloved niece, Marilyn Reidenbach and several other nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers,...
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Norman Andre Richards

March 11, 1928 - April 15, 2016

Norman Andre Richards, 88, died on April 15, 2016. He was born March 11, 1928 at Saint Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. Lived in Roanoke until 1955. His parents were the late Ansel and Jeanne Richards, and his late sister, Emilie Gadient, who passed September 5, 2008 at age 86. He has one nephew, Jim Gadient of Dallas, Texas, cousin Alan Richards of Fort Wayne, and his long time friend,...
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Lois Ann Schenkel Yergens

April 14, 2016

Lois Ann Schenkel Yergens passed away April 14, 2016 after a 10-year journey with Dementia. The disease took away her memories, but not her ability to find humor and enjoyment every day, even through the last weeks of her life. Lois was the adored and devoted daughter of Everett & Thelma Crilly. She was a proud South Side Archer and earned her Registered Nursing degree at St. Joseph School Of...
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Wallace (Lynn) Kimes

April 14, 2016

Wallace "Lynn" Kimes, 78, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Dearborn, MI, Lynn worked as a general contractor with Graham and Lantz General Contractors for 30 years. He was a member of the "Leo High School Breakfast Club". Surviving are his wife, Susan Kimes of Fort Wayne, IN; sons, Theodore "Ted" (Betty) Kimes of San Diego, CA,...
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Ellen J. Burnett

April 13, 2016

Ellen J. Burnett, 76, passed away April 13, 2016. Surviving are her daughter, Sheila (Floyd) Davis ; 4 grandchildren, Tahitia, DeShawn, Marquay, and Kiara; 8 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great granddaughter; siblings, George (Deborah) Ricketts; Carolyn (Samuel) Ellington; and Michelle (Gregory Sr.) Johnson; and her special love, Lawana Cooper-Walker. Ellen was preceded in death by her...
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Jamie S. Martin

April 13, 2016

Jamie S. Martin , 40, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Survivors include her husband, Michael Taing; daughter, Alexis Martin; brother, Troy Ditaway, all of Fort Wayne; sister, Charity Martin; grandmother, Mildred Foor; and uncle, Terry (Kay) Foor. Jamie was preceded in death by father, Jerry Martin; and mother, Tamara Ditaway. Memorials may be made to the Education fund to...
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Kenneth L. Walker

March 20, 1938 - April 13, 2016

Kenneth "Ken" Walker, 78, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Sebring, OH, Ken graduated from Sebring High School. He earned his bachelors degree in business from Bowling Green University and was a member of their Sigma Nu Fraternity. He went on to earn his MBA from Case Western Reserve University. He served our country in the Army Reserves. Ken...
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Margaret W. Lawhun

April 13, 2016

Margaret W. Lawhun, 92, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughter, Janis Lackey of Fort Wayne; grandson, Brett Lackey of Ft. Wayne, Blake (Betsy) Lackey of Fishers, Ind.; great-grandchildren, Emily, Dylan, Broc, Olivia, Meredith, Laura Lackey; sister, Helen Tackett of Ashtabula, Ohio; and a granddaughter-in-law, Aimee Lackey....
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Brenda Lee Beasley

April 12, 2016

Brenda Lee Beasley, 54, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in Fort Wayne. A memorial gathering will be held Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 4-8 pm at 2224 Oliver Street.
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Gloria Pranger

April 12, 2016

Gloria Pranger , 66, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Service is 1:00 pm, April 18, 2016 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave with calling 1hr prior. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the AWS Foundation. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.
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Sandra K. Rose

April 12, 2016

Sandra K. Rose, 71, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Sandra worked as a Optician with Longe Optical for 18 years, retiring in 1986, and also worked at Dollar General for 12 years. Surviving are her daughter Heather R. (Scott) Foster of Clearwater Beach, FL; step-father John R. Pontius of Fort Wayne, IN;...
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Chad A. Middleton

April 11, 2016

Chad A. Middleton, 44, "kept his faith and finished his race" on Monday, April 11, 2016 surrounded by his family and Christian brothers and sisters at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Bluffton, IN, Chad was currently attending Ohio Christian University and was a member of Elevate City Church. He was an avid Cubs, Steelers, and IU basketball fan and enjoyed thrift shopping....
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Anita C. Schroer

April 11, 2016

Anita C. Schroer, 86, passed away Monday, April 11, 2016, at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN, Anita graduated from North Side HS and had worked as a beautician and then remained at home to care for her family. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Her hobbies included gardening, puzzle building, reading murder mysteries, collecting teddy bears and...
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Becky Jo Reed

April 11, 2016

Becky Jo Reed, 56, passed away Monday, April 11, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Huntington, IN, Becky was the owner of Insurance Designs for16 years, She attended St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church and was active in the Building Contractors Association. She was a graduate of Columbia City Joint High School, a varsity cheerleader and had three school records...
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Wilbert B. Brownlee, Jr.

April 10, 2016

Wilbert B. Brownlee Jr., 55, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Glenbrook Rehab Center. Born in Chicago, IL, Wilbert was the oldest child of his late father Wilbert Dale Brownlee, and his surviving mother Claudine Brownlee-Woodberry. He graduated from Bishop Luers High School. Wilbert was active in sports during high school. He played football, hockey, Taekwondo, and had a gift for...
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Clarke Craig

April 10, 2016

Clarke Craig, 4 months old, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2016 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, IN. Surviving are his parents, Heather L and Quentin J Craig of Garrett, IN; twin-brother, Quentin J Craig, Jr.; sisters, Ava'Mae and Nevaeh Craig; brothers, Alexzander and Matthew Craig and Christian London; grandparents, Tony and Maureen Miller of Fort Wayne, IN; grandfather, Johnny Craig of...
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Rita M. Jackson

April 10, 2016

Rita M. Jackson, 91, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital. Born in Edgerton, OH, Rita was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Rita worked with Magnavox for several years before retiring in 1981. She was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church and their Rosary Sodality. Rita enjoyed her flower beds, being a peacekeeper, gardening, dancing, and...
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Lewis Delagrange

April 10, 2016

Lewis Delagrange, 94, passed away April 10, 2016. Surviving are his wife, Amanda Delagrange; daughters, Joan (Richard) Phillips; Jan (Kevin) Klee; Beth Mix; grandchildren, David and Katherine Phillips, Margaret (Brandon) Ruling, Karen (Tyler) Shawgo. Lewis was preceded in death by his parents, John and Salome Delagrange, brothers, Amos, Henry, Julius Delagrange, sisters, Amanda Yoder and...
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Walter A. Shady, Jr.

April 10, 2016

Walter A. Shady Jr., 78, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Walter worked as a truck driver with Seyfert's for 42 years. Surviving are his wife, Gloria J. Shady; son, Brian (Angela) Shady; daughter, Doreene Biggins all of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Gwen Batdorf of New Haven, IN. Walter was preceded in death by...
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Terry A. Schultz

April 10, 2016

Terry A. Schultz , 70, passed away April 10, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Richard J. Sorgel

April 10, 2016

Richard J. Sorgel, 92, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his 3 sons, Stephen (Makiko) Sorgel of Albuquerque, NM; John (Sylvia) Sorgel of Chicago, IL; and Andrew (Karen) Sorgel of Louisville, KY; step-son, Steve (Aggie) Silberg of Hamilton Lake, IN; and grandson, Eric Sorgel of Louisville, KY. Richard was preceded in death by his wife Dola Sorgel; and his parents...
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Louis E. Tagtmeyer

April 9, 2016

Louis E. Tagtmeyer, 96, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Louis attended St. Mary's Commercial High School and graduated valedictorian of his class in 1936. Louis was in the Army during WWII from 1942 to 1945 and was in the 87th division of Patten's 3rd Army known as the "Golden Acorns", earning the rank of Staff Sergeant. His...
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Kevin F. Cagnet

April 9, 2016

Kevin F. Cagnet, 50, passed away Friday, April 8, 2016 at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Decatur, Indiana, Kevin graduated from Bishop Dwenger High School. During his time there he was on the 1983 Championship Football Team and went to State in Shot Put. Kevin was the production supervisor at Multimatic where he had been working for the past 17 years. He was an avid...
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Lawrence (Larry) Graves

April 7, 2016

Lawrence "Larry" Graves, 90, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2016. Larry worked for Walker Stainless Equipment, Fort Wayne Vehicle Auction and O'Daniel Auto Mart before retiring. He enjoyed bingo, fishing, and spending time with his grandsons. Surviving are his daughter, Cindy (Bob) Jones of Fort Wayne, grandsons, Travis, Sean, Blake; and great-grandson, Ayden. Larry was preceded in death by...
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James Allen Kugler

April 7, 2016

Infant, James Allen Kugler , passed away, April 7, 2016. He is survived by his parents, Christina and Daniel Kugler. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Rd.
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Robert (Bobby) C. York

April 7, 2016

Robert "Bobby" C. York, 62, continued his life in Heaven on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at I.U. Medical Center in Indianapolis. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Bobby worked as a Telecommunication Specialist with ITT. He loved riding his Harley Davidson, and most of all he loved his family. Surviving are his wife, Theresa York; his children, Rosita York; Christa (Josh) Sullinger; Robert (Jill) York II; ...
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Jeffery Neal

April 6, 2016

Jeffery Neal, 55, passed away April 6, 2016. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue.
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Thomas Paul Klee

November 20, 1933 - April 6, 2016

Thomas Paul Klee, 82, of Fort Wayne, died peacefully on April 6, 2016. Born November 20, 1933, in Bloomington, Tom was the youngest of 6 children born to Joseph and Cecilia (Kluemper) Klee. After serving in Wiesbaden, Germany, with the US Army, Tom and the former Mary Ellen Voisard married and relocated to Ft. Wayne. Tom worked 35 years for the Lincoln National Life Ins. Co., retiring in 1996....
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Erma Jean (Sorensen) Fouts

April 6, 2016

Our Beloved Erma Jean (Sorensen) Fouts, 84yrs, passed away on April 6th 2016. Her life was her family; devoted to her husband, Gordan and his music, and her kids and grandkids (who she took care and spoiled of after school). She is survived by Lucia A. Fouts (daughter) and her husband Robert Grubbs (their children Andrew, Benjamin and Katherine), Jonathan A. Fouts (son) and his wife Jerishia ...
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Barbara Ellen Caton

April 5, 2016

Barbara Ellen Caton, 83, passed away April 5, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are son, Robert E. Trout II; daughter, Rhonda (Rick) Memmer; step-son, Bobby Joe (Tammy ) Caton; grandchildren, Matthew (Amy) and Andrew (Beth) Memmer; Lindsey (Joshua) Westhoff; Brianna & Jamie Trout; and Bobbi Coleman; 29 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her...
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Julie Ann Louraine

April 5, 2016

Julie Ann Louraine, 66, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 in Fort Wayne after her battle with cancer. Born in Fort Wayne, Julie loved serving her family as a homemaker. She was an active member of Blackhawk Ministries where she served on the prayer team, help ministries, bible studies. and enjoyed counseling others. She loved beach vacations in Florida...
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Don W. Wyneken

April 5, 2016

Don W. Wyneken, 87, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Don graduated from North Side High School and earned his JD from Valparaiso University. During his tenure at college he was loving known by his fraternity as "Roach." He was an attorney with Blume, Wyneken, Connelly, Jordan and Stucky for 35 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of...
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Theodore (Ted) E. Jones

April 4, 2016

Theodore "Ted" E. Jones, 79, passed away Monday, April 4, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Rosemary Jones; and 3 sons, Gary (Sue); Thomas (Sandy); Andy (Amanda); 7 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Private family services will be held at a later date. To view online obituary, go to www.mccombandsons.com.
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Irene F. VaChon

April 4, 2016

Irene F. VaChon, 95, passed away Monday, April 4, 2016. Born in Oklahoma, Irene traveled to Indiana in a covered wagon as a child. After her retirement from Dana, Irene spent several years volunteering at New Creations and Unto Others. She was a talented seamstress, quilter, crafter, gardener, and cook. Surviving are her daughter, Rose (Herb) Brotherwood; five grandchildren; 13 great...
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Wayne Eugene Evans

December 5, 1939 - April 4, 2016

. Wayne Eugene Evans, 76, passed away Monday, April 4, 2016, at Vibra Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born on Dec. 15, 1939, in Middle Point, Ohio, he graduated from Hoaglin Jackson High School in Van Wert County, Ohio. Wayne worked as a data processor with Dana Corp. for over 20 years, retiring in 2007. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where he met his wife in 1964. Wayne will be...
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Jason A. Urhausen

April 4, 2016

Jason A. Urhausen, 36, died unexpectedly on April 4, 2016. Jason believed in God. He loved life and would always say things to make you laugh or put a smile on your face. He will be missed so much by his mother Karen Covey, step-father Charles Covey, Sister Jodie (Eric) Schwarzer, nephew Joshua, brother Jack (Terri) Urhausen, nephew David. Best and true friends Vince and Lynell, Daphne, Sepphora...
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Bonnie J. Kinnison

April 4, 2016

Bonnie J. Kinnison, 71, passed away Monday, April 4, 2016 at her home in Auburn. Born in Fort Wayne, Bonnie worked as a Medical Assistant with RediMed for over 10 years. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, bird watching, and enjoyed NASCAR. Surviving are her daughters: Tracy (Kenneth) Graber of Grabill, Tammy (Steven) Fisher of Fort Wayne, and Tonya (Earl) Farr of Auburn; 7...
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Shirlee A. Geise

April 3, 2016

Shirlee A. Geise, 88, passed away April 3, 2016. Surviving are sons, Michael (Debbie) Geise; Patrick Geise; daughter, Linda Jackson; son, James Geise; daughter, Sandra Smith; son, Todd Geise; daughter, Christine Whitaker; brother, James Heiniger; sister, Jeanne Dagler; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death father, Albert...
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