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Sarah M. Wall

September 1, 2014

Sarah V. Morrical Wall, 75, passed away Monday, September 1, 2014, at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Morgantown, KY, Sarah moved to Fort Wayne when she was three years old and was primarily a homemaker. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, attended Trinity Nazarene Church and participated in Toastmasters. Sarah loved to talk and loved her friends and family....
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Marcia F. Packer-King

August 31, 2014

Marcia F. Packer-King, 88, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Marcia was preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Anna Adler, first husband; K Earl Packer; and 2nd husband, Harold J. King. Memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse c/o POA 6426 Langley Court, Fort Wayne, IN 46815. To view the online obituary, go to www.mccombandsons.com.
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Robert J. (Bob) Zuber

August 31, 2014

Robert J. "Bob" Zuber, 91, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Kingston at Dupont in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Bob was a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne, having graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1941. Bob started off working as a farmer, then like his father, a carpenter. He was the builder of many homes on his family's original homestead in what was later known as...
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Thomas A. Faulkner

August 31, 2014

Thomas A. Faulkner, 54, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014. Thomas was an avid Harley Motorcycle enthuseist. Surviving are his sons, Alan (Kaitlyn Harness) Faulkner; Eric (Vanessa) Faulkner; Ben Faulkner; grandchildren, Zane and Arianna Faulkner; sister, Jean Wilkinson; and his dogs Frankie and Spike. Thomas was preceded in death by parents Albert and Margie Faulkner, and brothers, John...
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Janetrose Demarino

August 31, 2014

Janetrose Demarino, 65, passed away August 31, 2014. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Abbie Dell Detraz

August 30, 2014

Abbie Dell Detraz, age 96, passed away 30 August 2014. Surviving Abbie are her two sons, George W. Detraz and wife Sharon, VA, and John E. Detraz and wife Bok M., OH, she is also survived by two grandchildren George W. Detraz Jr., WV and Cindy E. Detraz, OH. Abbie will be laid to rest beside her husband at Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Muncie, IN. Memorials may be made to the American Heart...
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Daniel L. Gephart

August 30, 2014

Daniel L. Gephart, 78, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014. Surviving are his daughters, Barbara (Steve) Lehman, Jane Gephart, Kathy (Steve Schilb) Blair and Mary (Rob) Hartley; brothers, Jim (Sherry) Gephart and Jerry Gephart; sisters, June Shaw and Ilene (Bud) Chapman; 14 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Daniel was preceded in death by his wife, Susan and son Daniel. Burial in...
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Dolores Mae Scheiman

August 30, 2014

Dolores Mae Scheiman, 80, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014 at her home in Fort Wayne. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, and graduated from Bishop Luers HS. Dolores worked at Wayne Home Equipment from August 1973 until retirement in November 1998. She enjoyed being outdoors, camping with her husband and sitting on her back porch watching the squirrels. Burial in...
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Romaine E. Smith

August 29, 2014

Romaine E. Smith, 91, of Springhill, TN, passed away peacefully August 29, 2014 at NHC of Columbia, TN. Surviving are her daughter, Joy (Joe) Spoto; son, Jack (Kathy) Smith; son, Randy (Tiffany) Smith; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Smith; 9 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Jean Lahrman of Fort Wayne; several nieces and nephews. Romaine was preceded in...
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Furman R. Steury

August 29, 2014

Furman R. Steury, 83, passed away Friday, August 29, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Leo, Furman founded Furman Steury Contractor Inc. in 1950 and worked as a general contractor for 53 years retiring in 2003. He was a member of Grabill Missionary Church and served on several boards throughout the years. Furman was a humble, selfless man of integrity who helped anyone in need. ...
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Jeffery L. Trahin

October 13, 1959 - August 29, 2014

Jeffery L. Trahin, 54, passed away Friday, August 29, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Jeffery graduated from Carroll HS in 1978. He worked as a Machine Operator with BF Goodrich for 36 years, retiring in July 2014. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church Arcola. Jeffery enjoyed helping others and was a very caring and giving man. He liked spending time in his barn, working on...
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Margaret (Marge) Rhoades

September 12, 1921 - August 28, 2014

Margaret "Marge" Rhoades, 92, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville. Born in Garrett, IN and attended Garrett High School. Margaret worked at General Electric for 15 years, and retired in 1973. She loved to work in her yard, care for pets, and enjoyed drawing, but her passion in life was spending time with he children, grandchildren and having fun....
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Betty C. Bridges

January 15, 1930 - August 28, 2014

Betty C. Bridges, 84, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Ashton Creek Health and Rehab. Born in Allentown, PA, Betty worked as a physical therapy aide with Rehabilitative Health Services for 17 years, retiring in 1991. She was a active member of Grace Point Church of the Nazarene. Betty was an avid collector of clocks, having collected 181 clocks. Betty loved her family and cherished all...
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Robert L. Edington

August 28, 2014

Robert L. Edington, 75, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014 at his residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Lafayette, IN, Robert worked for Dana Corporation for 28 years, retiring in 2003. He was a Vestry Member at St. Albans. He was passionate about fishing for striped bass in Arizona and salmon fishing in Michigan. Surviving are his wife, Dale E. Edington of Fort Wayne; sons, Walter (Louise)...
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Eugene Carl Roehm

October 3, 1918 - August 28, 2014

Eugene Carl Roehm, 95, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014. Born October 3, 1918, in Convoy, Ohio, the third and youngest child of Edwin and Alma (Reidenbach) Roehm. He was the beloved husband of Lucille Densil Sudlow, who preceded him in death in 2001, and was her primary caregiver the last ten years of her life. They were married November 1, 1941. Mr. Roehm graduated in 1938 from Convoy High...
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Louise Lavengood-Barber

August 27, 2014

Louise Lavengood-Barber, 83, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014. She lived in Fort Wayne most of her life and taught music for almost 25 years, before and after staying home and raising her children. Memorials may be made to A Hope Center Pregnancy & Relationship Resources 3630 Hobson Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46815. Please go to the Louise Lavengood-Barber Memorial Group page to share thoughts...
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Jami Elizabeth Beale

August 27, 2014

Jami Elizabeth Beale, 24, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Jami was a cosmetologist at The Chop Shop. Surviving are her mother, Beth (Dennis) Tapp of Fort Wayne; father, James Beale of Albion; brothers, Austin Beale, Evan Beale and Christian Tapp all of Fort Wayne; grand-parents, Sharon (Berry Goldsmith) Moran of Fort Wayne, John Moran of Fort Wayne and...
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Sharon Jeanette Szekera

August 27, 2014

Sharon Jeanette Szekera, our dear mother, sister, grandmother and aunt, passed peacefully on August 27th, surrounded in love and comfort with her friends and family. Sharon was one of Jehovah's Witnesses who served her God Jehovah faithfully to the end for 75 years. With joy and steadfast faith, she followed Jesus Christ's footsteps, teaching people from door to door and in Bible studies about...
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Lindsay E. Stewart

August 27, 2014

Lindsay E. Stewart, 26, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis. Surviving are her mother, Joni Stewart of Fort Wayne, fiancee Andrew Sherwood of Fort Wayne, sisters, Julie (Dayton) Dobler of SD, Jamie Malloy of Fort Wayne, and nephews, Aiden and Collin . Lindsay was preceded in death by father, Richard Stewart, and grandmother, Billiette Busse. ...
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Cleo Mae (Poyser) Kolmerten-Merriman

August 26, 2014

Cleo Mae (Poyser) Kolmerten-Merriman, 80, of Fort Wayne, died August 26, 2014, at her residence. She was born March 2, 1934, in South Whitley the daughter of Owen and Clara (Schannep) Poyser, she married Stanley J. Kolmerten September 19, 1953. He preceded her in death October 26, 1965. She married her second husband, Paul E. Merriman April 22, 1967. He preceded her in death May 13, 2000. A...
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Joan B. (Worthman) Flohr

August 26, 2014

Joan B. (Worthman) Flohr, 87, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne. Joan was the daughter of the late John R. and Alice L. Worthman. She was active in Jr. Women's Club, Past Matron of the Star of the East Chapter #514 OES and Grand Representative, member of the Daughters of the Nile. She was also a member of First Wayne Street United Methodist Church,...
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Camp May

August 26, 2014

Camp May, 75, passed away August 26, 2014 at Life Care Center of Fort Wayne. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Suzanne Vallion

August 26, 2014

Suzanne Vallion, 70, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Surviving are her husband, Robert D. Vallion; daughter, Laura L. Isom (Todd) Gross; step-daughter, Michelle (Paul) Stamnes; step-daughter, Laura (Doug) McDonald; grandchildren; Payton Gross, Zachary and Jacob Riback, and Kelsey, Sabrina, and Ruby Stamnes; sister, Diana (John) Bryant; nephew, Rob (Susan) Bryant; and niece, Rachel ...
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Helen L. Sievers

August 25, 2014

Helen L. Sievers, 94, passed away Monday, August 25, 2014 at Emeritus in Fort Wayne. Born in VanWert, OH, Helen was a graduate of Northside High School Class of 1937. She loved golf, bowling and watching sporting events. Her grandchildren lit up her life. She was kind and generous to all who needed her help, and she will be missed by many. Surviving are her sons, Robert T. (Barb) Sievers of...
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Maxine E. Poinsatte

August 25, 2014

Maxine E. Poinsatte passed to eternal life on Monday, August 25, 2014,at the age of 89. Married to the late James A. Poinsatte for 66 years, her proudest vocation was that of motherhood. With unyielding faith, she lived "one day at a time trusting in God". She attended Most Precious Blood Catholic School, Central Catholic High School, and The University of St. Francis. Contributing to the...
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John Louis Kirkhoff, Jr.

August 25, 2014

John Louis Kirkhoff Jr., 50, passed away Monday, August 25, 2014, in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his sisters, Lori (Jesse) Kirkhoff of Grand Rapids, MI, and Kathy (Edward) Aboufadel of Ada, MI; nieces and nephews, Joseph, Zachary, Nicholas, and Jacklynn. John was preceded in death by his parents, John "Jack" Sr. and Linda Kirkhoff. Memorials may be made to the Junior Diabetes Research...
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Susanna Belle Bowers Ellinwood

August 23, 2014

Susie met Chuck and fell in love. She married Charles R. Ellinwood, also a DePauw University graduate, in 1951. They have four children: Cynthia Ellinwood-Boyer (Leland) of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Philip K Ellinwood (Gunita) of Campbell, California, Steven P. Ellinwood (Laura) of Fort Wayne and Jill Ellinwood(Steven) of Baraboo Wisconsin. She had ten grandchildren: Lesilyn (Joe), Paul (Abby),...
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Elizabeth M. Kalina Clark

August 23, 2014

Elizabeth M. Kalina Clark , 49, passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN, Elizabeth graduated from Bishop Luers HS and Purdue University and was a licensed professional engineer. She worked as an Environmental Engineer with Cooper Standard of Auburn. She was a member and longtime volunteer at St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church. Her hobbies included cooking,...
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John Louis Stump

August 23, 2014

John Louis Stump, 71 of Grabill, IN passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Saturday, August 23, 2014 with family by his side. At the time of his passing he was a patient of the Cleveland Clinic, as a result of a brain aneurysm. Prior to being taken to the clinic John and Denise were vacationing in Wooster, OH with friends. John was born January 15, 1943, the second son of Clarence Elgain Stump ...
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Alfred M. Rodriguez

August 23, 2014

Alfred "Al" M. Rodriguez Jr , 63, passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014 at home. Born in Defiance, OH, Alfred was the owner of A-R Specialty Advertising. He was a member of Praise Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Rodriguez; mother, Rada Rodriguez of Fort Wayne; daughter, Erin LeShore of Palm City, FL; grandchildren, David, Daniel, Jayden and Alivia LeShore; brothers, Ismael ...
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Eladio Sandi

August 23, 2014

Eladio Sandi , 43, passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his Wife, Karin Sandi; parents Gerardo E. and Karen S. Sandi of Frederick, MD; son, Mateo E. Sandi and daughter, Maya K. Sandi of Ft Wayne, IN. Memorial Service is 6:00 pm, Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3085 E. Lincolnway Columbia City, with calling 1 hour prior to...
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William G. Jenkins

August 23, 2014

William G. Jenkins, 60, passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014 at his home in Fort Wayne.Surviving are his wife, Teri Jenkins and daughter, Shanna Jenkins, both of Fort Wayne; mother, Barbara Jenkins of Vassar, MI; brother, Tracy (Rebecca) Jenkins of Flint, MI; and in-laws, James (Betty) Wilson of Roanoke, IN. William was preceded in death by father, William Jenkins. Calling at D.O. McComb &...
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Harikiran Vasu

August 22, 2014

Harikiran Vasu, 25, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014. He was the son of Vasu Ramiah and Suseela Doravari. Born in Westwood, New Jersey, on July 5, 1989, he was raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Harikiran was an Internal Medicine Resident Physician Intern with Cornell at the New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center. Harikiran graduated from Homestead High...
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Michael W. Thiele

August 22, 2014

Michael W. Thiele , 63, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Michael was an Independent Insurance Agent for 10 yrs years, retiring in 2013. He was a member of Aboite Lutheran Church and enjoyed fishing and spending time with friends and family. Surviving are his wife of 27 years, Paula D. Thiele of Columbia City, IN; son, Scott M. Thiele...
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Genevieve (Jenny) M. Cauley

August 22, 2014

Genevieve "Jenny" M. Cauley, 88, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014, at home. Surviving are her sons, Robert (Debbie) Cauley; Dr. James (Shelia) Cauley; and Mark Cauley; grandchildren, Peter (Jennifer) Cauley; Jessica (Steven) Tieman; Shawn Cauley; Nicholas Cauley and Kristin (Matt) Raiche; great-grandchildren, Alex, Kaydence and Kylee; brothers, Richard (Pat) Sefton; and Dr. Sam ...
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Gordon W. Gilbert

August 22, 2014

Gordon W. Gilbert , 74, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014 at in Fort Wayne. Born in Oneida, NY, Gordon attended Indiana University where he was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity. While attending I. U. , he met Carol Szink, whom he married in Fort Wayne. He served his country in the Air Force and was stationed in France. Gordon worked in data processing at Magnavox for 25 years, He was a...
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Gilmore Smith Haynie, Jr.

August 21, 2014

Gilmore Smith Haynie Jr. passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Fort Wayne's Visiting Nurse Hospice Home. He was 67. Born in Bluffton, IN, Gilmore was an attorney with Hawk, Haynie, Kammeyer & Smith, a firm which he founded in the late 1980s. As a civic leader, Haynie was involved in many efforts to help the city he loved. He sat on the Fort Wayne Allen County Capital Improvement board, as well...
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Violet A. Manes

August 21, 2014

Violet A. Manes, 92, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014 at home. Born in English, IN. Violet was a volunteer grandmother for at risk children, a member of the Allen County League for the Blind, and was a foster parent for many years. She loved her family and friends and was always just a phone call away with a sympathetic ear and a loving heart. Surviving are her son, William K. (Susan)...
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Brian K. Johnson, Sr.

August 20, 2014

Brian K. Johnson Sr., 44, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Brian retired as a police detective with the Ft. Wayne Police Dept. He was a member of FOP in Ft. Wayne, past president of PBA, Summit City Lodge #170, and Defiance Co. Law Enforcement Assoc. Surviving are his mother, Margaret Johnson, fiancée, Heather (Scranton) Hall, and sons Brian K. Jr. and Jordan Johnson, 1 grandson and 8...
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Sharon Kay Buckel

August 20, 2014

Sharon Kay Buckel , 59, passed away August 20, 2014 at Byron Health Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Holly Turner

August 20, 2014

Holly Turner, 50, passed away August 20, 2014. Surviving are her husband for 31 years, Clifford Turner; son, Adam (Kelly) Dawson; son, Steven Turner; daughter, Summer Turner; mother, Trudy Reynolds; mother-in-law Donna Turner; brother, Eric (Tracey) Reynolds; sister, Tina Mendoza; 5 grandchildren; her loving sister-in-laws, Faun, Tami, Stephanie, and Darlene all of Fort Wayne; ...
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Verna (Erma) Dunn

August 20, 2014

Verna "Erma" Dunn, 94, passed away August 20, 2014. She enjoyed crafts, sewing, teaching Sunday School, and spending time with her family. Surviving are her son, George (Lela) Dunn of Fort Wayne, 5 grandchildren ,12 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Erma was preceded in death by her husband, George "Raymond" Dunn, and several brothers and sisters. Private Family Services....
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Ellen W. Shifflett

August 20, 2014

Ellen W. Shifflett passed away August 20, 2014, at Parkview North Hospice in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, William; sons, Kevin of Fort Wayne, and Keith of New Haven; daughter, Keri Burford of New Haven; grandsons, Willyam Burford of New Haven and Trentyn (T.J.) Burford of the USMC stationed in Hawaii. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Chrissie Kurzen. Per Ellen's...
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Gregory B. Feichter

November 27, 1968 - August 19, 2014

Gregory B. Feichter, 45, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Greg attended St Jude Catholic Elementary School and graduated from Bishop Dwenger High School, class of 1987. Greg worked as a small business owner in Fort Wayne and the surrounding area for 20 years. Surviving are his wife, Angelin Feichter of Fort Wayne; son, Joshua (Cassidy)...
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Kristi Ann Lipka

August 19, 2014

Kristi Ann Lipka , 48, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Surviving are her husband, Scott J. Lipka of Warren, IN; son, Kyle Jay Lipka of Warren father, James and step-mother Judy Steinbacher of Churubusco, IN; sisters, Julie Fox of Roswell, GA; Leisa Sanders of Ft. Wayne, IN; brother, Greg (Terri) Steinbacher of Ft. Wayne, IN . Kristin was preceded in death by mother, Pamela M Felts....
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William (Bill) Leist

August 19, 2014

William "Bill" Leist, 53, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at his home. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Bill graduted from Northrop High School. He was currently working in sales with Ideal Office Source for the past 12 years. Bill enjoyed golfing, bowling, and watching sports especially Pittsburgh sports teams. Surviving are his brother, Ed (Susan) Leist of New Haven, half brother, Michael ...
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C. Lockwood Marine

December 25, 1936 - August 19, 2014

C. Lockwood Marine, 76 years old, died Tuesday morning at home. Retired from Central Soya as Senior Vice-President, he found much pleasure in his volunteer work for SCAN, and in hunting, fishing, gardening and being with his two daughters, wife and many friends. Lockwood also greatly enjoyed following the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball program. He was a former president of the...
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Robert R. Lohr

August 19, 2014

Robert R. Lohr, 76, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Bob worked for I & M 20 years, retiring in 2001. He was a member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church and a US Navy veteran. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Nancy Lohr of Fort Wayne; daughter, Pam (Bob) Flory of New Haven; son, Rod Lohr of Fort Wayne; brother, Paul (Elayne) Lohr of Riverside, CA; sister, Virginia...
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Mary Katherine Klaren (Streip)

August 19, 2014

Mary Katherine Klaren (Streip) 89, died August 19, 2014 at Community Health Partners Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance, OH. Mary was born to Earl and Esther (Ruess) Streip on February 12, 1925 in Defiance, Ohio. She was a graduate of Sherwood Delaware High School and Ohio Wesleyan University. She married Donald T. Klaren on July 6, 1962 at Sherwood Methodist Church, Sherwood, OH. ...
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Maximillian T. Stone

January 21, 1983 - August 19, 2014

Maximillian T. Stone, 31, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Max graduated from Northrop High School in 2002. He loved his family and enjoyed being outdoors, especially fishing, skateboarding, and snowboarding. Surviving are his wife, Teresa Stone of Fort Wayne; son, Landon Stone; father, Thomas Stone (Jan Salway) of Harlan; mother,...
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Harold P. Toepfer

June 29, 1929 - August 19, 2014

Harold P. Toepfer , 85, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Peru, IN, Harold was the owner of Mueller Vending for 40 years, retiring in 1991. Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Mitzi Toepfer of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Bill (Rhonda) Berg of Fort Wayne, IN; daughters, Jamie (Gary) Hall of South Bend, IN and Susan Matteson Thomas of Fort Wayne, IN;...
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James S. Fenker

September 9, 1935 - August 18, 2014

James S. Fenker, 78, passed away Monday, August 18, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, James was a retired sheet metal journeyman with Local 20. He was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and was a Korean War Navy veteran. James enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, archery, and carpentry. He was a devoted and prayerful man that loved God and family. James and his wife lead a...
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Mariana F. Mullen

August 18, 2014

Mariana F. Mullen, 90, passed away Monday, August 18, 2014. She was a native and long time resident of Ada, KS, and a resident of Ft. Wayne for over 15 years. Surviving are her son, Michael S. Mullen of Fort Wayne, IN daughter, Mitzi Mullen-Polly of Salina, KS grandchildren, Jason Mullen of North Hollywood, CA granddaughter, Rena Polly of Salina, KS; great-grandchildren, Jack and Rowen Mullen....
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Norma J. Mack

November 11, 1936 - August 18, 2014

Norma J. Mack, 77, passed away Monday, August 18, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Erie, PA, Norma has been a resident of Ft. Wayne for over 30 years. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, volunteered at the Embassy Theatre for over 20 years and also a member of the 3-5 Club. Norma was an animal lover and become the neighborhood dog sitter for...
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William Albert Kunkel III

August 17, 2014

William Albert Kunkel III DDS William Albert KUNKEL III, 89 of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Delray Beach, FL, died Sunday, August 17, 2014 in Delray Beach, FL. Dr. Kunkel was born in Bluffton, IN on May 7, 1925, attended Culver Military Academy and graduated from Bluffton High School. He continued his education at Indiana University where he played Varsity baseball and was a member of Beta Theta Pi...
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Arthur (Frontz) Hoffman

August 17, 2014

"Frontz" Arthur Hoffman, 52, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014 in Fort Wayne. His smile and humor were a light enjoyed by many. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Frontz graduated from Northrop High School in 1981. He worked as a Special Operations Process Tech with Fort Wayne Metals. His biggest passion was his family. He had a special love for his kids and grandchildren. He was a self-proclaimed expert...
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Ralph Levin

April 21, 1922 - August 17, 2014

Ralph Levin , 92, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014 at home in Sturgis MI. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Ralph was the founder of Sturgis Iron and Metal for 60 years, retiring in 2008. He was a member of B'Nai Jacob Synagogue, Rotary Club and was appointed "Citizen of the year" in Sturgis Michigan. He was a quarter horse enthusiast and an avid automobile collector. He loved spending time with...
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Blaine Edwin Sowers

August 4, 1925 - August 17, 2014

Blaine Edwin Sowers, 89, of Leo, IN passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at home. He was born on August 4, 1925 in Lapaz, IN to Victor O. and Dolly M. (Holland) Sowers. He was graduated in 1943 from Lapaz High School and then served as a Navy Radarman on a minesweeper in the South Pacific during WW II. Blaine earned many citations and medals including the Silver Star....
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Sonja Miranda Maria Van Buskirk

March 2, 1948 - August 16, 2014

Sonja Miranda Maria Van Buskirk, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. She was born in Wuerzburg, Germany on March, 2, 1948 to the late Edgar and Miranda Moelter. Sonja was active in sales with the Hilton Corporation for 20 years before retiring earlier this year. She attended St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church, Fortnightly Literary Club and International...
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Lewis Justin McCulloch

August 16, 2014

Lewis Justin McCulloch , 63, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Lewis worked at General Motors for 29 years. He was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses Waynedale Congregation. Surviving are his wife, Debbie McCulloch of Fort Wayne; children, Rachel (Michael Heastan) McCulloch, Crystal (Bob) Nicholson and Justin (Audrey Mast) McCulloch all of Fort Wayne; ...
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Tonya R. Lightner

February 2, 1978 - August 16, 2014

Tonya R. Lightner, 36, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Fort Wayne, Tonya graduated from Bluffton High School. She went on to earn two associate degrees in office management and nursing. She was a member of Parkwood Church of God in Fort Wayne and Union Chapel Church of God in Bryan, OH. Tonya enjoyed reading, cooking, and spending...
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Mary L. Derheimer

August 16, 2014

Mary L. Derheimer, 73, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital. Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Donald Derheimer of Fort Wayne, children, Karen (Geoffrey) Ash of High Point, NC, Kevin (Kathy) Derheimer of Fort Myers, FL, Mary (Donald Thomas) Derheimer of Dallas, TX, David Derheimer, Steven Derheimer, Christopher (Christine) Derheimer all of Fort Wayne, granddaughters,...
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Matt Kever

January 29, 1984 - August 15, 2014

Matt Kever, 30, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Matt was a 2002 graduate of Snider High School and a member of the Level 13 Church. Matt was an accomplished drummer who began his career at the age of five, played throughout high school and was currently with the Primal Urge Band. He also worked for Keystone R. V. Surviving are his wife, Alisha Diane Kever of Fort Wayne;...
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Delcia Nahrwold

August 14, 2014

Delcia R. Nahrwold, 99, passed away Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Rd.
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Rose Dudash

July 13, 1920 - August 14, 2014

Rose Dudash, 94, passed away Thursday, August 14, 2014. Born in New York, NY, Rose was a retired seamstress and homemaker. She was a member of Grace Point Church of the Nazarene. Rose enjoyed cooking, sewing, reading, and being a faithful and active church member. Surviving are her son, Stephen (Maria) Dudash of Denton, TX; daughter, Sharon (Mark) Winteregg of Fort Wayne; sister, Lydia ...
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William Stein

August 13, 2014

William Stein, 89, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Beverly Stein; son, William H. (Vicki) Stein; daughter, Lori A. (Mark) Roy; grandchildren: William Benjamin (Amanda) Stein; Mary K. Roy; Hannah F. Roy; Kristen (Joseph) Edmond; Ens. Jonathan (Rachel) Levins; and great granddaughter Olivia Levins. William was preceded in death by his parents...
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Bhagwati M. Mistry

August 13, 2014

Bhagwati M. Mistry, 61, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Born in Jinja, Uganda, Bhagwati was co-owner with Mistry Motors, Inc. Surviving are her husband, M.J. Mistry of Fort Wayne; children, Jayna (Niraj ) Toprani of San Jose, CA, Bhavika (Alex) Onulak of Fort Wayne, and Hitesh Mistry of Fort Wayne, and grandson, Soren. Visitation is 10 am to 1 pm Monday at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley...
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Eva E. Hall

August 12, 2014

Eva E. Hall, 95, passed away August 12, 2014. Surviving are her daughter, Kay Prewett; son, Joe Hall; grandchildren, Diann, Pamala, Jamie, Jeff, Jason, Pearl-Eve, Preston, great-grandchildren, Spencer, Ashleigh, Jalen, Sydney, McKenzie, Tana, Jorja, Juliana, and Pearl-Eve's four children. Eva was preceded in death by parents George and Roxella Cothrell, husband, Ward Hall, daughter, Janet...
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Glendora (Pete) P. Greulach

August 12, 2014

Glendora (Pete) P. Greulach, 89, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn. Born in Fort Wayne, She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, . Surviving are her sons, Steve Greulach and David (Sharon) Greulach both of Fort Wayne, IN; daughters, Mary (Bob) O'Connor of Fort Wayne, IN, Susan (Jim) Zimmerman of Auburn, IN and Diane (Doug) Nusbaum of Wolcottville,...
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Jerry (Pops) Bushey

August 12, 2014

Jerry "Pops" Bushey, 78, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Denver, CO, Jerry was a flooring specialist with Contract Interiors for 30 years. He was a U. S. Army veteran and an avid bass fisherman. Surviving are his son, Stacey S. (Laura) Bushey of Fort Wayne; son, Lonnie J. (Allison) Bushey of Fort Wayne; daughter, Susan L. (Keith)...
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Marilyn R. Cole

June 11, 1933 - August 11, 2014

Marilyn R. Cole, 81, passed away Monday, August 11, 2014 at home in Fort Wayne. Born in Muncie, IN, Marilyn worked as an Office Manager/Bookkeeper with F & G Foods and also was the evening receptionist at Lutheran Home and retired in 2009. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, word searches, and loved her family and grandchildren.
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Heinz J. Rhodes

August 11, 2014

Heinz J. Rhodes, 63, passed away Monday, August 11, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Diann Rhodes of Fort Wayne. Heinz was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Johanna Rhodes. Service is 10:30 am, Monday, August 18, 2014 at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with calling 1hr prior. Calling also Sunday, August...
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Lorraine H. Firestone

August 11, 2014

Lorraine H. Firestone, 87, passed away Monday, August 11, 2014. Surviving are her daughter, Susan (Paul O'Malley) Firestone of Fort Wayne, IN and their children, Mark, Peter and Tatiana O'Malley, son, Gary (Kris) Firestone of Amelia, OH and their children, Matthew (Christine) Firestone, and Rebecca Firestone . Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence C. and Ida Horn, son, David...
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G. Pauline Chapman Obringer

February 6, 1922 - August 11, 2014

G. Pauline Chapman Obringer, 92, passed away Monday, August 11, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Pauline worked as a Group Leader with Lincoln Life for 25 years, retiring in 1983. She was a member of Waynedale United Methodist Church, R.S.V.P. Retired Volunteers at the Embassy, church choir and Adoration Singers at Waynedale UMC, and also the UMW at Waynedale UMC. She loved her family...
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Kevin L. Walda

August 10, 2014

Kevin L Walda, 27, passed away August 10, 2014. Surviving are his wife, Naketta Walda; parents, Nevin and Carol Walda; sons, Braiden and Kevin Walda Jr.; brother, Nevin Walda Jr.; grandmothers, Kathryn Wasson, Maxine Shaw; sister-in-law, Kalie Albertson; and nephew, Nevin Walda III. Kevin was preceded in death by grandfather, Norman Wasson, uncle, Vernon Dillinger, and aunt, Charlene...
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Kenneth A. Spangle

August 10, 2014

KENNETH A. SPANGLE, 70, passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. Born Nov. 8, 1943, in Fort Wayne, he was the second son of the late Philip H. and Juanita B. Spangle. He was a US Army Veteran and spent much of his life here in Fort Wayne. Surviving are daughter, Kristin Spangle; grandsons, Jager and Ethan; brother, Ray (Pat); and sisters, Sharon Dunton and Cheryl (Paul) Johnson. He was also preceded...
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Connie A. Reuille

August 10, 2014

Connie A. Reuille, 62, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 10, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Connie worked with Lincoln Life for 30 years, retiring in 2002 and later worked for Home Depot and Goodwill. She was a member of Grace Point Church of the Nazarene. Surviving are her husband, Steven Reuille of Fort Wayne; son, Jason (Stephanie) Reuille of Fort Wayne; grandson, Wyatt...
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Betty L. Cox

August 10, 2014

Betty L. Cox, 72, passed away August 10, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Anna M. Craig

August 10, 2014

Anna M. Craig, 64, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014, at her residence in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughter, Bobbie Jo Craig of Fort Wayne; sons, Timothy Allen Calhoun, and James Lee Calhoun; one daughter of KY; 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; sister, Theresa Webb of Prestonsburg, KY; brother, Terry Calhoun of Columbia City. Anna was preceded in death by husband, Robert...
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Lucy Morgan Mason

August 10, 2014

Lucy Morgan Mason, 85, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014, at Life Care Center of Fort Wayne. Surviving are her brother, John M. (Bonnie) Stanford Sr.; many nieces and nephews including great and great-great. Lucy was preceded in death by first husband, William Morgan; second husband, Robert E. Mason; parents, John L. and Florentine R. (Didion) Stanford; brothers, Joseph W. Stanford and brother...
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Ruth A. Langmeyer

August 10, 2014

Ruth A. Langmeyer , 85, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Ruth was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and was the secretary for the church for over 10 years. She loved spending time with her family. Surviving are her husband for 65 years, William Langmeyer of Fort Wayne, IN; daughters, Vicki (Wayne Ward) Arthur of Fort Wayne, IN...
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Lynn Baker

August 10, 2014

Lynn Baker, 65, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014. Born in Michigan City, Lynn worked as a paralegal with Rothberg, Logan & Warsco for 30 years. She enjoyed cooking and cross stitching. Surviving are her sons, Steve Livingston of Noblesville, Mark Livingston of Denver, CO, and Scott Baker of Fort Wayne; sister, Shela Plank of Gaithersburg, MA; and grandchildren, Alexander and Elizabeth...
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John Porter

July 28, 1948 - August 9, 2014

John Porter, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on August 9, 2014, at his home in St. Cloud, Florida surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Barbara Porter; his two daughters, Michelle (Doug) Glosson of Huntington, Indiana and Patricia Campbell of St. Cloud, Florida; his eight grandchildren whom adored him; and his three siblings, Elliott (Lottie)...
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Ralph Kenneth (Ken) Laughlin

August 9, 2014

Ralph Kenneth "Ken" Laughlin , 93, passed away August 9, 2014. Ralph was a Pilot during WWII with the Army Air Corp. He retired as the Manager of Materials with General Electric n Linton, IN after 25 years of service. Surviving are his daughter, Kristina Laughlin, grandchildren, Adrian Laughlin and Kate Laughlin, all of Ft. Wayne, IN. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph A. and...
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Marie D. (Dee) Bentz

August 8, 2014

MARIE D. "Dee" BENTZ, 88, passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014. Surviving are her daughters Frances (Kent) Hamilton and Susan (Robert) Sublett; grandchildren, Lauren (David) Zahrn, Melissa (Eric) Rogers, Katherine Sublett, and Harrison Sublett, great-grandson Leighton Zahrn; sister Mary Agatha Hennessey, and brothers John Williams and Francis Williams. She was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Daniel J. Christman

August 8, 2014

Daniel J. Christman, age 59, of Fort Wayne, IN, died on August 7th, 2014. It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of their beloved son, husband, father, and brother. Daniel was a co-owner of Christman Milk Transport for 30+ years. He was a man of great strength, a tremendous sense of humor and loved spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed hunting with his favorite...
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Wayne P. Simerman

April 25, 1937 - August 8, 2014

Wayne P. Simerman, 77, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 at in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Wayne was the President of Simerman Construction Company for 20 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Punta Gorda Florida. He enjoyed fishing and sailing and driving his corvette. Surviving are his wife, Gloria J. Simerman of Punta Gorda, FL; son, Andrew ...
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Toby M. Boitet

August 8, 2014

Toby M Boitet, 43, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014. Toby was an avid Detroit Lions fan. Surviving are his mother; Nancy K Raines; father, David (Melissa) Boitet; companion, Linda Maiden; sisters, Amanda Boitet-Ball; Joy Boitet and Kristine Butler; brother, Robert (Carol) Raines; grandparents, Carl and Mary Lou Banks and Richard and Norma Jean Schmidt; son, Tyler Seelig. Toby was...
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Donald W. Bender

August 8, 2014

Donald W. Bender, 86, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Donald quit high school to serve his country in the U.S. Navy at the last stages of WWII. After the Navy he served in the U.S. Army. After his military service he entered law enforcement and served 5 years with the Allen County Sheriff's Department and 20 years with the Fort...
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Brenda L. Frisch

August 8, 2014

Brenda L. Frisch, 62, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014, after a 27 year battle with Crohns disease. Born in Decatur, Brenda was a district manager with Fort Wayne Newspapers. She enjoyed sewing for her family, making blankets for the needy and loved spending time with her grandkids. Surviving are her husband of 42 years, Mark Frisch of Fort Wayne; children, Matt McBride of Huntertown, Carl ...
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Sounthone (Sonny) Kenchanh

January 11, 1945 - August 7, 2014

Sounthone "Sonny" Kenchanh as he was known to many, passed away peacefully at home on August 7, 2014. He was born in Vientiane, Laos on January 11, 1945. Dangerously escaping communist oppression in Laos, and fleeing across the Mekong River to Thailand with his wife and three young boys is what eventually lead them to settle in Fort Wayne during the blizzard of 1978. He and his family became US...
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Veronica Claire Brown

August 7, 2014

Veronica Claire Brown, 84, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Coventry Meadows Nursing Facility. Born in Decatur, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Naomi (Teeple) Mowery. She worked at the Sun Times in Chicago for a short time then moved to Fort Wayne and worked at Thompson Tool & Die where she met Robert W. Brown who passed away August 7, 2002. She then became a homemaker and...
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Gerald E. Rocke

August 7, 2014

GERALD E. ROCKE, 75, was welcomed into God's loving arms on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, surrounded by his family. Born March 1, 1939, in Pekin, IL, he was the son of the Rev. Emanuel and Rosa Hochstettler Rocke. He attended Purdue University and graduated valedictorian of his class in the School of Engineering. He founded Landmark Construction Company, Inc., where he designed and engineered 48 Pizza...
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Jeffrey L. Bartlett

September 30, 1947 - August 6, 2014

Jeffrey L. Bartlett , 66, beloved husband and father passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne surrounded by his family. Born in Rice Lake, WI, Jeffrey was a Air Force Vietnam Veteran. He was a Territory Manager with John Deere Company for 36 years, retiring in 2008. He was a member of the Fort Wayne Corvette Club, and was also a former board member...
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Idolina Aleman

August 5, 2014

Idolina Aleman, 67, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Victoria, Mexico, Idolina was a member and worked as pastor with Trinity United Methodist Church for 1.5 years. Surviving are her sons, Isai (Jessica) Aleman; and Ivan (Gabriela) Aleman both of Fort Wayne; and 5 grandchildren. Idolina was preceded in death by her husband Ramon Aleman and her...
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Leland (Dubb) Coak

January 24, 1931 - August 5, 2014

Leland "Dubb" Coak, 83, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Kingston Care Center. Born in Fort Wayne, was a Korean War Navy Veteran. He was the owner of Dubb's Shell Service and Dubb's Small Engine Repair for 18 years until 1998. He was also the owner of Coak's Tanning & Fitness before retiring in 2002. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. Dubb enjoyed boat and snowmobiling...
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Kathryn M. Sommers

May 24, 1932 - August 5, 2014

Kathryn M. Sommers, 82, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at Heritage Pointe in Warren. Born in Ogden Center, MI, Kathryn was a teacher and a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Ray Sommers of Fort Wayne; daughter, Judy (Richard) Brooner of Jeffersonville; son, Kent Sommers of Fort Wayne; son, Daniel (Marsha) Sommers of Skaneateles, NY; seven...
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Mary A. Gering

December 3, 1930 - August 4, 2014

Mary A. Gering , 83, passed away Monday, August 4, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in New York City, Mary worked in Customer Service with International Harvester Truck Mfg. for 35 years, retiring in 1986. She was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Past President and lifetime member of Daughters of Penelope, serving for 66 years in many capacities, past...
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Miles C. Bleke

August 4, 2014

Miles C. Bleke, 21, passed away Monday, August 4, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Miles worked as a Freight Logistics Manager with Office Depot. He loved his family and enjoyed technology, being outdoors, and working out. He was a hard worker in the classroom, maintaining a 4.0 GPA at Ivy Tech, which earned him a spot on the Dean's List. Surviving...
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James E. Hayes

August 4, 2014

James E. Hayes, 90, passed away Monday, August 4, 2014, at Parkview Hospital Randallia. Surviving are his wife, Helen Hayes; sons Neil (Pat) Hayes; Bill (Ronni) Hayes; James Hayes; daughters, Dorothy Kinzer; Becky Eder; sister, Marcie Morgan; 10 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. James was preceded in death by parents, Burgess and Ellen Hayes, sons, Michael and Mark Hayes. ...
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