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Eilene M. Schiffli

May 22, 2018

Eilene M. Schiffli, 92, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Eilene worked with Harvester for 8 years, then with Fort Wayne Community Schools until retirement. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Eilene loved being a mother and was very caring. She will be greatly missed. Surviving are her sons, Doug (Lana)...
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Phillip Allan Loe

May 21, 2018

Phillip Allan Loe, 76, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in South Whitley, IN, Phillip worked as a truck driver with Super Value for 30 years. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion. Phillip served honorably in the Marine Corp. He enjoyed golfing, playing cards, and being a father. He loved his children and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed....
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Larry L. Pemberton

May 21, 2018

Larry L. Pemberton, 83, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018 at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Formerly of Syracuse, IN he was born in Payne, OH. Larry graduated from Central High School. He graduated with an engineering degree from Indiana Tech. He was a veteran of the US Army. Larry worked as an engineer with GTE for 22 years. He enjoyed spending time with grandchildren and family....
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Patricia L. McKenzie

May 20, 2018

Patricia L. McKenzie, 77, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 at her home in Fort Wayne, IN with family. She was born to the late Frank F. and Edna Wentworth in Beverly, MA. Patricia worked at Dana Weatherhead Corp for 26 years in the accounting department and also as a home health aide for 15 years before retiring. She was a member of Fellowship Missionary Church. Surviving are her husband,...
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Justin Michael Geise

May 20, 2018

Justin Michael Geise, 37, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Huntertown. Born in Fort Wayne, Justin was a graduate of Carroll High School and Ball State University and worked with IASA group. He was a member of St. Vincent Catholic Church and music organization, Family Affiliated. Justin was a huge Detroit sports fan and loved crazy socks. He was a radio personality for Wild 96.3 and was known...
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Merlyn V. Crabill

May 20, 2018

Merlyn V. Crabill , 93, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. He was born in Hoagland, IN, to the late Roy and Bessie (Ainsworth) Crabill. Merlyn worked as a Welder/Manager with American Steel Supply for 41 years, retiring in April 20, 1990. He was a member of Leo United Methodist Church, Surviving are his wife of 72 years, Velma Crabill of Leo; sons, Larry ...
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Doris Leamon

May 19, 2018

Doris Leamon, 87, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Green Valley, Arizona. Born in Fort Wayne. Doris worked as a secretary for Peace Lutheran Church and various other churches. She served as PTA President for Abbott Elementary and taught Sunday School at South Side Church of the Nazarene. Doris was a homemaker, acrobat artist, an amazing seamstress, and most of all a loving and supportive...
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Julie Shields

May 19, 2018

Julie Shields, 60 died on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Sue and Tom Stock. Julie proudly graduated from Bishop Luers High School. She worked at Lincoln National Bank for many years and volunteered for the Christ Child organization. Her hobbies included sewing, cross stitching, and other crafts. She especially enjoyed making things for friends and...
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Mary Maxine Pritchett

May 18, 2018

Mary Maxine Pritchett , 95, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018 at Hamilton House in Fort Wayne. She was born in Potoka, IN to the late Otto and Esther Oursler. Maxine graduated from Princeton HS in and also from Vincennes University. Her hobbies included knitting, sewing, cooking and baking. Maxine was an outgoing woman that enjoyed spending time with her friends. Maxine will be remembered for...
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J. Robert "Bob" Shimer

May 18, 2018

J. Robert "Bob" Shimer, 93, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018. Bob was born on September 17, 1924 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana to the late Byrl Revere and Margaret (Knox) Shimer. One of his earliest claims to fame was that he was voted Ft. Wayne's most beautiful baby in 1926. His family moved to Toledo, Ohio where he had a wonderful childhood and told many stories about his adventures with his friends on...
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Marvetta G. Myers

May 17, 2018

Marvetta G. Myers, 78, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018. Born in Battle Creek, MI. Marvetta retired from United Express Systems. She received the Superior Public Service Medal from the Secretary of the Navy for her part in the 1990-1991 Yellow Ribbon Campaign. Surviving are her children; Jeanne D. Huddleston of Cincinnati, OH, M. Sue (Glenn) Becker of Fort Wayne, IN, Larry C. (Lisa) Myers of...
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Virginia Mae Wampler

May 17, 2018

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, Virgina Mae Wampler (99), mother, grandmother and sister passed away peacefully at her home in Ft. Wayne, IN. She was born to Ernest and Sylvia (Thatcher) Lantis on March 22, 1919. She was older sister to Jannette Hartman Caley of Brewster MA., Louise Buzzard (deceased) and Dorothy Stocksdale (deceased). She was married to Fredrick (Fritz) Guthier of Huntington, IN. and...
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Steven Lee Stroup, Sr.

May 17, 2018

Steven Lee Stroup Sr., 79, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018 surrounded by family. Steve was a loving, caring, husband and father. Born in Sturgis, MI, to Walter and Mabel Stroup. Steve was the CEO of HVAC Machine Company. He was a member of Emmanuel Community Church. He was known for 36 patents he created for the HVAC industry. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Loretta Stroup, son, Steve ...
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Brenda K. Jackson

May 16, 2018

Brenda K Jackson, 62, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in Grabill. Born in Sherwood, MI was a member of American Legion Post 409 Auxiliary and Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawa Tomi. She enjoyed fishing and loved having her family together. She will be greatly missed. Surviving are her husband of 17 years, Steve Jackson; six children; and three brothers. Brenda was preceded in death by her...
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Dallas H. Christopher

May 16, 2018

Dallas H. Christopher, 86, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Dallas worked as a project coordinator with The City of Fort Wayne for 29 years, retiring in 1984. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and being outdoors. He loved being surrounded by his family. He will be greatly missed. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Bonnie Christopher of Fort Wayne; son, Michael R....
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Nick Minnick

May 16, 2018

Nick Minnick, 75, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Born in Columbia City, Indiana, Nick was the son of the late Clarence and Florence Minnick. He worked in the Heating and Cooling Industry until his retirement. Nick was an avid model airplane builder. He enjoyed flying his completed projects and belongs to Flying Circuits. Nick was a tinkerer around the house and was willing to give his...
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Jerry L. Norton

May 15, 2018

Jerry L. Norton, 83, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in Lecanto, FL. Born in Fort Wayne, Jerry worked with the City of Fort Wayne Filtration Plant for 42 years, retiring in 1994. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife, Elaine Norton of Fort Wayne; his children, Lisa Starks, Karen Miller both of Fort Wayne, Julie Rogers of Geneva, IN, and Scott Norton of Fort...
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Donald William Davis, Sr.

May 15, 2018

Chief Petty Officer Donald William Davis Sr., of Fort Wayne Indiana was born to the late Herman Davis and Dorothy (Hollopeter) Davis on December 6, 1946. He left his earthly home on May 15, 2018, surrounded by his family. He served twenty years in the United States Navy retiring on October 31, 1986 in Waianae Hawaii. Following his retirement Don enjoyed his family, camping and traveling. He is...
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Darleen Yvonne (Murphy) Schmidt

May 15, 2018

Darleen Yvonne (Murphy) Schmidt, 88, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at The Hearth at Windermere in Fishers, Indiana. Born in Muskegon, Michigan, Darleen was the daughter of the late Bernard and Lorraine Murphy. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and caring grandmother and great-grandmother to her family. She was a 50 year member of Plymouth Congregational Church, and a 25 year member of...
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Charlene M. Wenzel

May 14, 2018

Charlene M. Wenzel, 69, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Edward Peter and Evelyn Marie Derheimer. Charlene graduated from Bishop Dwenger High School in 1967 and earned her Associates from Ivy Tech. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and loved spending time with her family. Charlene was a librarian with...
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Donna Scott Calvin

May 13, 2018

Donna Scott Calvin, 82, passed away on May 13, 2018. Donna was born on October 12, 1935 to Vern and Etta Scott. Donna graduated from Bryan Ohio High School in 1953. She married Ned Calvin in 1954. Donna and Ned lived in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, New York, Missouri, and Illinois. She is survived by her husband of 64 years Ned Calvin; daughters, Cindy Murfield and Gina (Dean) Hanson; grandchildren,...
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Jean N. Wagner

May 13, 2018

Jean N Wagner, 94, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Saint Anne Home in Fort Wayne. She was born in Ray, IN, to the late Clayton James and Birdene Collins McNaughton. Jean worked at Summit Bank as a teller for 12 years, retiring in 1990. Previously she worked at the Wayne Metal Protection Company. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Surviving are her daughters, Ann L. ...
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Hubert John (Bud) Steinbacher

May 11, 2018

Hubert John "Bud" Steinbacher, 91, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, IL, Bud worked as a union electrician through Local 305 and with GE for 27 years. He served honorably in the United States Navy. He was a member of the Waynedale Masonic Lodge and Shriner. Bud enjoyed working on his small farm in Whitley County and was an avid golfer...
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William R. (Bill) Zion

May 11, 2018

William R. "Bill" Zion , 73, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018 in Fort Wayne. He was born in Ft Wayne to the late John and Helen (Maxson) Zion. Bill was the manager of the print shop at Raytheon for 48 years, he retired in December of 2010. He was a member of The Sons of American Legion Post 82 and the Quarter Century Club at Magnavox. He married Linda Jones on December 29, 1961, who survives...
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Ella Mae Lucas

May 11, 2018

Ella Mae Lucas, 84, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Halls, TN, Ella was a member of Sandpoint Congregation Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Surviving are her children, Evelyn Randale of Dowagiac, MI, Bertha (Lee) Nickens of South Bend, IN, Donald (Brenda) Lucas of Dowagiac, MI, Christopher (Donna) Lucas of Indianapolis, IN, Robin M. (Edward) Crawford of Fort Wayne,...
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Lois Murphy Devine

May 11, 2018

Lois Murphy Devine, age 85, passed away May 11, 2018 at her residence in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne October 7, 1932 to the late Vincent and Iantha Murphy. She was a member of the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception and was coordinator for the Eucharistic Ministries for many years as well as an usher. Lois was employed at the IBM Corporation for 21 years, retiring as senior secretary...
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Zina Ida Haaff

May 10, 2018

Zina Ida Haaff, 92, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Zina was born on September 3, 1925 to a family of seven children in the country of Poland. She and her older sister, Bronia survived World War II, having been taken into forced labor by the Germans. After the war, Zina came to the United States in 1949, sponsered by the Catholic Relief Organization. Zina became an...
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Beth E. Richardson

May 10, 2018

Beth E. Richardson, 67, received her wings and went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 10, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Beth worked with St. Joe Hospital for 40 years. She was an active member of Brookside Community Church and formerly Christ Church at Georgetown, and a former Girls Scout Troop Leader. Beth enjoyed music, sewing, flower design, and most of all she enjoyed spending...
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Barbara M. Aschliman

May 9, 2018

Barbara M. Aschliman, 60, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her brother, Bob (Judy) Aschliman of Westfield, IN. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Milton and Helen Aschliman. Service is 1:00 pm, Monday, May 14, 2018 at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Ave with calling one hour prior. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. To sign the...
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Jayne E. Hull

May 9, 2018

Jayne E Hull, 61, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jayne was the daughter of the late Harry and Rita Hull. She worked with Universal Tool for 20 years, prior to retirement. Jayne loved gardening, mowing her lawn, dancing, and country music. Surviving are her daughters, Christina "Kristy" Ludwig, Angelique Hull both of Fort Wayne; grandson, Deacon Ludwig, with a...
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Wanda L. Saalfrank

May 9, 2018

Wanda L. Saalfrank, 90, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Born in Harco, Illinois, Wanda was the daughter of the late George and Letha Arthur. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and caring grandmother to her family. She enjoyed bowling, and shopping daily. Wanda was an avid animal lover and any animal that made it in to her home, "Had it Made." She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran...
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Marjorie (Margie) E. Himes

May 9, 2018

Marjorie "Margie" E. Himes, 96, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Born in Evansville, Indiana, Margie was the daughter of the late Charles Kuester and Meta Double. She worked as a sales clerk with S & H Greenstamp Store for 20 years, retiring in 1984. She was an active member at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. Margie volunteered for Lutheran Hospital and St Matthews Food Bank for many years....
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Harold P. Mowery

May 9, 2018

Harold P. Mowery, 77, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in Fort Wayne. He is survived by his wife, Judith Mowery of Fort Wayne; and three daughters. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com.
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Mary Lou Gigli

September 10, 1935 - May 9, 2018

Mary Lou Gigli, 82, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Martha Monnier. She was preceded in death in 1996 by her husband of 40 years, Louis P. Gigli, Jr. Mary Lou worked as a Receptionist at Southwest Hair and Day Spa for 16 years. Mary Lou enjoyed cooking, caring for, and spending time with her family and many lifelong...
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Thomas W. Roy

May 8, 2018

Thomas W. Roy , 63, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN, Thomas worked at White Swan Grocery and Taco Bell for several years and was a member of St Vincent Catholic Church, Surviving are his mother, Connie L. Shaw of Fort Wayne; brothers, Dave (Elise) Roy, Peoria, AZ, Phil (Robin) Roy and Daniel J. Roy of Ft. Wayne; sisters...
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Alice J. Veiga

May 8, 2018

Alice J. Veiga, 83, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Alice was the daughter of the late Caeser and Carmen Veiga. She worked in sales at Koehlinger for many years, prior to her retirement. Alice loved traveling around the world and did so with her best friend of over 68 years, Diane Humphries. Surviving are her siblings, Robert (Donna) Veiga, Patricia Hardisty...
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Annabelle (Ann) C. Dykhuizen

May 8, 2018

Annabelle "Ann" C. Dykhuizen, 99, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Lafayette, IN, Ann enjoyed caring for her family as a homemaker. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Ann was involved in many Catholic organizations including serving as former president of the Marians, Theresians, and she and her husband, Horace were the former president couple of...
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Donna Dobbins

January 8, 1956 - May 7, 2018

Donna Dobbins, 62, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 surrounded by loving family. Born in St. Joseph, MI, to Norman and Bonnie Payne. She graduated from Lake Shore High School. In 1976 Donna married her loving husband Jim and had two children, Amy and Jimmy. Donna followed her husband all over the country till they settled down in Fort Wayne. She loved to read, watch game shows, enjoy Cubs game...
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Teresa Janel Geise Mason

May 7, 2018

Teresa Janel Geise Mason, 44, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne on March 6, 1974, she worked as an RN employed by Lutheran Life Village. She enjoyed spending time with her family especially her daughters, Brianna and Madison Lynch who survive. Also surviving are her husband, David Mason; parents, David and Barbara Geise; and sister, Leanne (David) Tijerina. ...
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Sandra (Sandy) S. Ferry

May 7, 2018

Sandra "Sandy" S. Ferry, 66, passed away at home surrounded by family, Monday, May 7, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Sandy worked with Anchor Room Bookstore for 18 years. She was a member of The Chapel. Sandy loved being with her family and having them all together. She will be greatly missed. Surviving are her husband of 48 years, Michael Ferry of Fort Wayne; daughters, Lisa (Brian)...
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Vivian M. Pierce

May 7, 2018

Vivian M. Pierce, 99, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 in New Haven. Born in Fort Wayne, Vivian worked as a supervisor with Square D for many years. Surviving are her children, Richard Pierce, James Pierce, and Rosemary Dinius all of Fort Wayne; 9 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Vivian was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Pierce; grandson, Jim...
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Elva Mae (Jackson) Liechty

May 6, 2018

ELVA MAE (JACKSON) LIECHTY JUNE 5, 1925 - MAY 6, 2018 Elva Mae (Jackson) Liechty, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the age of 92. She was born in Decatur, IN to the late Rolla and Oda Gay Jackson on June 5, 1925. She spent her childhood in Decatur and was a graduate of Decatur High School, where she was a member of the school band and the basketball team. After...
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Peter Eugene (Gene) Rutsey

May 6, 2018

Peter Eugene "Gene" Rutsey of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on May 6, 2018. Gene was born to Peter John and Lucy (Russo) Rutsey on January 7, 1933 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He served his country during the Korean War and graduated from the University of Detroit. He owned a successful painting company and had a 25 year career as a real estate appraiser. He is survived by his loving wife of 58...
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Gerald C. (Goodie) (Gerry) Goodwin

May 6, 2018

Gerald C."Goodie" "Gerry" Goodwin, 88, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Goodie was the son of the late Charles and Stella Goodwin. He graduated from South Side High School and was on its basketball and track teams. He earned his bachelors degree from Ball State University. While at Ball State, Goodie was on its basketball and track teams. He served as past...
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Albert Lawson

May 5, 2018

Albert Lawson, 55, passed away May 5, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Eldon (Al) Charles Weikart

May 5, 2018

Eldon "Al" Charles Weikart, 103, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Al worked with The City of Fort Wayne, retiring in 1976. He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. Al was an avid golfer, having serveral holes in one. In addition he enjoyed watching the Chicago Cubs and Notre Dame...
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George F. Woodard

May 4, 2018

George F. Woodard, 94, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018. Born in Garrett, Indiana, George was the son of the late Raymond and Mabel Woodard. George served our country in the US Army as a Tech Sgt. during WWII. During his working years, George owned Lakeside TV, served as a Pastor, and owned many rental properties. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, and Love Church. George enjoyed...
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Mae Frances Ganaway

May 4, 2018

Mae Frances Ganaway, 77, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Houston, TX, and graduated from Phyllis Wheatley High School in Houston and earned her Bacheolors from Houston Tillltson College in 1962. Mae worked for the City of Fort Wayne in Human Resources several years. She was a member of The Chapel. Mae was the former Chairman for the League of the...
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Robert G. Halter

May 4, 2018

Robert G. Halter, 89, died Friday, May 4, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Robert was the son of the late Charles and Blanche Halter. Robert graduated from North Side High School. He served our country as a Korean War Army veteran. Robert worked for Dana Corporation for 30 years, retiring in 1993. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. Robert had a great interest in...
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Gerald (Jerry) Riedel

May 3, 2018

Gerald "Jerry" Riedel, 90, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus, one day after his 90th birthday on Thursday, May 3, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Algona, Iowa, Jerry was the son of the late Louis and Edna Riedel. Jerry served as a District Manager with NCR for 33 years, retiring in 1987. Jerry had a strong faith in the Lord. He was an active member at St. Michael...
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Francis C. (Hank) Thissen

May 3, 2018

Francis C. "Hank" Thissen , 79, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Kingman, KS, to the late Cornelius and Clara Thissen. Hank worked as an Actuary at Lincoln Life for 21 years and a Consulting Actuary with Buck Consultants for 12.5 years, retiring in 1995. At time of retirement, he was a member of the American Academy of Actuaries,...
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Luella M. Bryant

May 3, 2018

Luella M. Bryant, 92, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Hoagland, IN, Luella enjoyed caring for her family as a homemaker. She will be remembered for her generosity and ability to make others feel welcomed. Surviving are her three daughters, Sharon Patterson of New Haven, IN, Susan Baumgardner, and Sandra Davis both of Fort Wayne; 8 grandchildren; 13 great...
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Alexander Lopez, Jr.

May 2, 2018

Infant, Alexander Lopez Jr., passed away, May 2, 2018 at . He is survived by his parents Alexander and Amber Lopez. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Paul Louis Bandelier

May 2, 2018

Paul Louis Bandelier, 96, passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Fort Wayne IN to the late Emil and Lillian Bandelier. Paul graduated from Northside High School and attended Notre Dame University and earned his Bachelor's from Indiana University. Paul was a WWII Navy vet; worked as controller at WKJG TV & Radio for 26 years; & enjoyed 30 years residing in Florida....
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Orval R. Shryock

May 1, 2018

Orval R. Shryock, 84, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Fort Wayne. Born in Willow Springs, MO, Orval worked as a teacher with Emmanuel Lutheran School and later with Fort Wayne Community Schools. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force. Orval was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. He and his wife, Ellen, volunteered at the church, Wellspring, and Community Corrections....
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Lavonne M. (Bonnie) DeRose

May 1, 2018

Lavonne M. "Bonnie" DeRose, 92, left her family for her place in heaven on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne she was the daughter of the late Charles and Tillie Bump. She retired from Supermarket Services Corp., where she met lifetime friends, and previously volunteered her time at Lutheran Hospital, where she rocked and cuddled newborn babies. On January 23, 1944, she married her...
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James Arden McCoy

May 1, 2018

James Arden McCoy, 74, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Jim was a 1961 Elmhurst High School Graduate and a 1965 Purdue University Graduate. Jim worked as a quality manager with Cooper Industrial Products (Cooper Standards) in Auburn and El Dorado, AR for 33 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne, First...
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Jerome L. Hille

May 1, 2018

Jerome L. Hille, 87, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jerome was the son of the late Eugene and Helen Hille. He worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad for 60 years, retiring in 2001. He served our country as a Korean War Army veteran. Jerome enjoyed gardening, his pet cats, and watching sports. He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and lived long enough to see them win...
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Jennie Baggott-VanGorder

May 1, 2018

Jennie Baggott-VanGorder, 66, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jennie was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Harber. She worked as a manager in the restaurant business for 40 years, prior to working part time at the Flower Gallery. She had a creative mind and enjoyed arranging flowers. She was a loving mother, and caring grandmother to her family. ...
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David Lee Thieme

April 30, 2018

David Lee Thieme 62, of Fort Wayne passed away peacefully at his home Monday April 30, 2018. Born December 16, 1955 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Richard and Theresa (Ripberger) Thieme. He attended North Side High School. During his early years, David traveled, spending time in Italy and eventually establishing a home in Hawaii. He was a talented self-employed carpenter and his hobbies were...
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Abraham C. Thang

April 29, 2018

Reverend Abraham C. Thang, 67, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 29, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Abraham served as Shepherd to his flock until God called him home. He was the son of his late father, Hau Za Cin and mother, Niang Khaw No. Abraham will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and shepherd. He was the founder of Believer's Christian Fellowship, in Myanmar, Myanmar...
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Lester (Andy) Anderson

April 29, 2018

Lester "Andy" Anderson, 52, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in, IL, Andy worked as a mechanic. He was an avid Baltimore Ravens fan. Surviving are his wife, Tina Anderson of Fort Wayne; daughters, Katelynn Anderson of Bel Air, Maryland, Lindsey Butler of Woodland Hills, CA, and Chelsea Butler of Fairfax, VA; son, Chad Butler of Indianpolis, IN; three granddaughters;...
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Sara L. Myers

April 29, 2018

Sara L Myers, 39, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Sara worked as a supervisor with Easter Seals ARC for 12 year. She was a member of Waynedale United Methodist Church and a North Side High School graduate. Sara was a proud foster mom, very friendly and an avid Komets hockey fan. She will be greatly missed. Surviving are her...
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Shirley M. Domeier

April 29, 2018

Shirley M. Domeier age 78, passed away Sunday April 29, 2018 at the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born and raised in Big Beaver, MI to the late Harold Floyd and Freida Caulk. Shirley attended Oakland Community College in MI. She was an apartment manager and worked at the local bank. She attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Roanake, IN. American Legion Post 160, and...
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George (Dave) Mason, Sr.

April 29, 2018

George "Dave" Mason, Sr., 80, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018. Born in Columbia City, Indiana, Dave was the son of the late Henry and Ellen Mae Mason. Dave worked for GE for 35 years. He gave over 50 years of service to the community of New Haven as a Fireman. He served as Fire Chief for 23 years, prior to his retirement. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in New Haven FOE Aerie...
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Roma June (RJ) (Meyer) Minton

April 27, 2018

Roma June "RJ" (Meyer) Minton 93, died Friday, April 27 in Fort Thomas, KY after a brave and defiant battle against cancer. A lifelong resident of Fort Wayne and New Haven, she recently relocated to Kentucky. RJ graduated in 1942 from Central High School, retired in 1979 from VA Hospital, and then worked at several Fort Wayne businesses until 2008. She was a long-time member of Emanuel Lutheran...
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Cindy Lu Adams

April 27, 2018

Cindy Lu Adams, 56, passed away April 27, 2018 after a long battle with lung cancer. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on October 19, 1961, the daughter of the late George and Janet Adams. Cindy had a passion for genealogy and was an avid photographer, taking many of her family members photos over the years. She was active with arts and crafts, even owning a small business with her sister called...
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Mary J. Schimmele

April 27, 2018

Mary J. Schimmele, 98, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 27, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Mary will be remembered as a wonderful loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a charter member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Surviving are her children, David (Sheila) Schimmele of Fremont, IN, Sharon (Stephen) Hensler of Fort Wayne, and Sheila (Stephen)...
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Delmar V. Stalter

April 27, 2018

Delmar V. Stalter, 94, passed away on April 27, 2018. He was born in Peoria, IL on September 28, 1923 to the late Harry and Mabel Stalter. He served and retired after 19 years as a Nazarene Minister, and 16 years at Mutual Security Life. Surviving are, Dorothy Stalter wife of 70 years; 4 children, David (Peg) Stalter, Mary Davidson, Janice (Oscar) Whitelow, Linda (Randall) Drake; 13 grandchildren...
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Lois Mae Brubaker

April 26, 2018

Lois Mae Brubaker, 95, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Lois enjoyed caring for her family as a homemaker. She was a member of Grace St. John's United Church of Christ where she served as an elder. Lois also served as the past Unit and 4th District President of American Legion Post #47 Auxiliary; 8 & 40 Air Courant 176; and a volunteer at the VA Hospital....
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Jackie Preston Nettles

April 26, 2018

Jackie Preston Nettles, age 84, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018. Jackie found her church home at Capri Christian Church and became involved in many ministries including Phillips (widows) ministry and grief support She Loved to walk up to someone at church who was sitting by themselves and say, "Are you alone today?" She would then sit next to them and say, "not anymore!" She loved to share...
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Frances J. Dunno

April 26, 2018

Frances J. Dunno, 79, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Heritage Park in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Frances worked as a teacher's aide with Fort Wayne Community Schools, retiring May 1, 2002. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. She loved to read and was a devout wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be greatly missed. Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Richard E....
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Donna L. Polcsak

April 25, 2018

Donna L. Polcsak, 69, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Donna was the daughter of the late Jesse Harter and Helen Egolf. Donna had been working as a manager with Dollar General. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and caring grandmother to her family. She enjoyed flowers, spending time in the sunshine and being with her family. Surviving are her husband...
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Patrick Kemp

April 25, 2018

Patrick Kemp, 68, of Fort Wayne, passed away on April 25, 2018 at home. A native son of Fort Wayne, Pat was born to the late Gratia Kemp and survived by William Kemp. An avid golfer Pat loved the outdoors and traveling and more than anything he loved playing with his grandchildren. He was a member of both the Sycamore Hills Country Club and the Fort Wayne Country Club where he spent many holidays...
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Patti Lou Hutchins

April 25, 2018

Patti Lou Hutchins, 60, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Patti graduated from Wayne High School and received her Bachelor's degree from IPFW in both geology and education. She also received her Master of Science from the University of Southern Illinois. Patti worked as a teacher with Gary School District for 30 years. Surviving are her parents,...
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Jane White-Rowlas

April 24, 2018

Jane White-Rowlas, 75, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018 after a fearless, quiet, and graceful battle with illness. Born in Gary, Indiana. Jane worked with countless families in Allen County as a realtor for 40 years, most recently with the North Eastern Group. Jane enjoyed spending time with her family and keeping up with her grandkids' busy lives and activities. She also enjoyed her big...
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Sharon L. McCrory

April 24, 2018

Sharon L. McCrory, 74, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, she was a member of First Assembly of God, where she was an elder and involved in the Kids Rap Sunday Worship Ministry. She loved her church and had a strong faith. Sharon was a devout mother, grandmother, and aunt. She will be greatly missed. Surviving are her husband of 48 years, John M. McCrory of...
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Jo Ellen Carpenter

April 23, 2018

Jo Ellen Carpenter, 65, passed away April 23, 2018 in Fort Wayne, IN. Arrangements are being handled by Mungovan Simple. Memorial contributions may be made to Allen County SPCA.
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Ralph "Rock" Ray, Jr.

April 23, 2018

Ralph "Rock" Ray, Jr., 85, passed away Monday,April 23, 2018. Born in Tipton, Indiana, Rock was the son of the late Ralph Sr. and Edna Ray. Rock graduated from Portland High School, and then served our country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Ball State University and was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. Rock began his career at...
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Virginia R. Bokern

April 23, 2018

Virginia R. Bokern nee Juergens, 85, was given to God April 23, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, IN. Born in St. Louis, MO a few minutes after her identical twin, she was the executive assistant at the Fort Wayne Philharmonic for 20 years until her retirement in 1997. Virginia was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Fort Wayne since 1975 where she also served as Deacon...
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Phillip R. Herrick

April 23, 2018

Phillip R. Herrick, 91, passed away April 23, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Cleveland, OH he served in the Army during WWII and in the Army Medical Corps in the occupation of Korea following the war. Phillip received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Case Institute of Technology where he earned his letter in wrestling. He was employed as an electrical engineer at General Electric Lamp Division...
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Richard Louis "Dick" Gillman

April 21, 2018

Richard Louis "Dick" Gillman, 85, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018. Born in Indianapolis, IN, son of the late Wade and Helen (Findley) Gillman. He attended PS #54 and Arsenal Tech HS, graduating in 1951. Dick earned a Bachelors' Degree in Electrical Engineering at Purdue University (1955) and started his professional career with Naval Avionics (NAFI) Indianapolis working in applied research,...
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Steven L. Fetzer

April 21, 2018

Steven L. Fetzer, 72, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Lima, OH, Steven worked as an electrical engineer with Bowmar, Inc for many years, retiring in 2011. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, VFW Post 10006 and the American Legion. Steven was an avid camper. Surviving are his son, Steven Fetzer, Jr. of Fort Wayne;...
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Gloria "Carna Markow

April 21, 2018

Gloria "Carna" which means, Beautiful Flower Markow, 92, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018. Born in Bronx, New York, Gloria was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Weiss. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and caring grandmother. She worked at Bert's Big & Tall for 22 years prior to her retirement. Gloria had a kind heart and was always willing to help those in need. She was...
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Leonard M. Goldstein

April 20, 2018

Leonard M. Goldstein passed away April 20 in Carmel, Indiana at the age of 97. Len was born in Cleveland, Ohio, September 27, 1920, to Rose and Mitchell Goldstein. He graduated from Ohio State University, and soon moved to Fort Wayne, where he lived with his wife Rikki for the next 71 years. He worked in export management, spending the bulk of his career with the company he founded, Midland, Inc....
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Lois A. Hoover

April 20, 2018

Lois A. Hoover, 83, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Peoria, IL, to the late Arthur and Anna Rains. Lois graduated from Geneva High School. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Lois enjoyed playing bingo, going to the casinos, shopping on QVC and HSN and spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving are her sons...
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Daphne E. Mildred

February 9, 1929 - April 20, 2018

Daphne E. Mildred, 89, died on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Park Place Senior Living in Ft. Wayne. Born in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, England, Daphne worked as a registered nurse in London, England; Toronto, Canada; and Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was an avid potter and gardener and enjoyed sewing and knitting. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 68 years, Peter J. Mildred of Fort Wayne; her...
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Ines J. Ketron

April 19, 2018

Ines J Ketron, 84, passed away on April 19, 2018. She was born in West Virginia on June 6, 1933, the daughter of the late Leonard and Della Tabor. Ines worked as a CNA at St. Anne's Home until her retirement. She is survived by her sons, Jackie and Roger Ketron; grandchildren, Stephanie, Sherri, Amanda, Lee, Daisy, and Josh; great-grandchildren; Aaron, Trevor, Tyson, Autumn, Peyton, and...
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Leland E. Lynch

April 19, 2018

Leland E Lynch, 94, passed away April 19, 2018. He was born in Marvell, Arkansas on July 18, 1923, the son of the late William and Katherine Lynch. Leland worked as a diesel mechanic at Kenosha Auto Transport for 32 years before his retirement in 1983. Leland grew the very best sweet corn in Grabill, IN, which people always knew him for. He also enjoyed fishing in his spare time. Surviving are...
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Dorothy M. Frewer

April 19, 2018

Dorothy M Frewer, 87, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018. Born in Huntington, Indiana, Dorothy was the daughter of the late Kyle and Melba Funderburg. Dorothy was a devoted wife, loving mother, and caring grandmother to her family. In her youth, Dorothy enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and spending time with her family. Surviving are her children, Terry (Rene) Frewer, Tonya Frewer, Brenda Frewer...
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Marcella M. Stine

December 19, 1925 - April 19, 2018

Marcella M. Stine, 92, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018 at The Cedars in Leo-Cedarville. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, the VFW Post 857, American Legion Auxiliary, and DAV Auxiliary. Surviving are her children, Donna Stine of Spencerville, IN, and Carla (John) Cass of Roanoke, IN, Julie Baker of Leo, IN, and Mark (Karen) Stine of Spencerville, IN; 5 grandchildren; 5...
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Lois E. Coleman

April 18, 2018

Lois E. Coleman, 90, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in New Castle, IN, to the late Irvin and Dollie Joan Kuhn. Lois spent many years living in Fort Wayne and graduated from Central High School in 1946. She worked as a Manager with Wolf and Dessauer and LS Ayres for 20 years, then worked for Bailey, Banks, and Biddle Jewelry Store until...
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Greg D. "Yogi" Hale

April 16, 2018

Greg D. "Yogi" Hale, 63, passed away on April 16, 2018. He was born on August 27, 1954 in Fort Wayne, IN, the son of the late Casto and Phyllis Hale. Yogi served as the President of Complete Drives INC for several years. He was a Mason and Shriner, and served as the past President of Wallen Ball Park. Yogi also coached baseball for many years. He was a kind hearted, thoughtful, generous man. His...
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Daniel F. Linnemeier

April 16, 2018

On April 16, 2018, Daniel F. Linnemeier, of Fort Wayne, shed the shackles of pain and illness and ran into the arms of Jesus. Before this glorious reunion he was born on June 18, 1943. He was the son of the late Fred W. Linnemeier and Reba (Peterson) Linnemeier. He served with the 890th Transportation Co. serving from 1963 to 1970. He worked for B.F. Goodrich from 1962 to 1973 and then with Aunt...
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Gorden A. (Gordy) Paulsen

April 16, 2018

Gorden A. (Gordy) Paulsen, 54, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Keith and Biddy Paulsen. Gorden graduated from New Haven High School and was a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne and New Haven. He worked as a Lube Tech with Hire Auto Parts. Surviving are his dear friends Mary Kay and Dean Cook...
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Betty N. Swindler

April 15, 2018

Betty N. Swindler, 97, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018. Born in Potomac, Virginia, Betty was the daughter of the late Lewis and Cecilia Engel. She graduated from the Presbyterian School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduating, she enlisted and served in the US Army Medical Corps during WWII in North Africa and Europe. She met Bob Swindler while both were stationed in North...
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Michael L. Serrani

April 15, 2018

Michael L. Serrani, 82, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Poughkeepsie, NY, Michael was the son of the late Frank and Isabel Serrani. He graduated from St. Francis De Sales High School of Utica NY. Michael worked for Catholic Charitees in Fort Wayne with the Peter Pan project for Cuban High School refugees. He later retired from his own wood manufacturing business,...
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Samuel Germano

April 14, 2018

Samuel Germano, 93, passed away on April 14, 2018. He was born on September 8, 1924 in Harlan County, KY, the son of the late Joseph and Lucille Germano. Samuel served as a Corporal in the Air Force from 1943 to 1945 where he received a Good Conduct Medal, a World War II Victory Medal, a European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal, and 4 bronze stars. Samuel worked at Phelps Dodge Wire as a...
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Vicki Antoinette (LoSoya) Ward

April 13, 2018

Vicki Antoinette (LoSoya) Ward, 58, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago South Side Bridgeport, IL, Vicki worked as a teacher with Head Start for 25 years and for the past five years at Ward Corporation with her husband. She was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Surviving are her husband, Chris Ward of Fort Wayne; son, Marcus Daniel of Fort Wayne;...
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Dorothy J. Whisler

July 3, 1926 - April 13, 2018

Dorothy J. Whisler, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away April 13, 2018. Born July 3, 1926 in Fort Wayne, IN., she was the daughter of the late Victor and Naomi (Kuhn) Leininger. She taught at Forest Park Elementary School, enjoyed traveling and playing bridge, and dedicated her retirement to volunteering at several organizations. Dorothy will be remembered for her enduring wisdom, honesty and...
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