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Lois R. Raber

January 15, 2019

Lois R Raber, passed away on January 15, 2019. She was born in Chicago, Ill, the daughter of the late Martha and Harry Rasmussen. Lois worked as a registered nurse in Chicago during and after WWII. She married Paul Arthur Raber on September 4, 1948. Surviving are her children; Martha Alford, Mary Musson, and John Raber; 6 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her...
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Revella M. Kolkman

January 14, 2019

Revella M. Kolkman, 86 passed away, Monday January 14, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, born to the late Clarence and Emma Young. Revella was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, James H. Kolkman of Fort Wayne, IN: children, Timothy (Karen) Harpel, Claudell (Steven)...
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George L. Hess

January 14, 2019

George L. Hess, 84, of Huntertown, IN was welcomed home by his Savior on Monday, January 14, 2019. Mr. Hess was born on August 15, 1934 in Avilla, IN to George M. and Lenor S. (Mead) Hess. He graduated from Huntertown High School. George served his country honorably with the United States Army. On June 16, 1962, he married Doris Norden in Avilla, IN. George worked as a district manager for...
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Richard E. Troup

January 13, 2019

Richard E. Troup, 90, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019 at his home in Ft Wayne. He was born September 29, 1928 in Elkhart, Indiana to the late Clarence and Berneta (Wilhelm) Troup. He married Shirley A. (Ganger) Troup on August 5, 1950.He served in the US Marine Corp from 1946 to 1948. He was an insurance salesman for Western and Southern Life Insurance Company for 30 ½ years. He was a...
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Max G. Updike

January 13, 2019

Max G. Updike, 86, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born in Warren to the late Glenn H. and Isabel Nadine Updike. He worked as a teacher and administrator for Fort Wayne Community Schools until his retirement. After his retirement he volunteered as a tutor at Wolcott Mills Elementary School. He also worked for LaGrange County Parks and...
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Tom W. (TJ) Jenkins

January 13, 2019

Tom W. "TJ" Jenkins, 83, passed away peacefully January 13, 2019. Born in Wilkes Barre, PA to John and Alberta Jenkins. TJ served in the Air Force before continuing to serve in the AirNational Guard. He worked with GTE for 30 years before retiring in 1993. TJ then worked at Canterbury Green Apartments for 20 years. He enjoyed building bird houses and had a knack for fixing anything and everything...
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Robert R. Harkenrider

January 12, 2019

Robert R. Harkenrider, 84 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2019. Born February 20, 1934, he was the youngest son of the late Frank and Zula (Buchtel) Harkenrider. Robert served in the United States Army, and served as a Boiler Operator at the Embassy Theater, Falstaff Brewery and the V.A. Hospital of Northeast Indiana where he retired from in 1997. "Bobby" always had a...
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James B. Heimberger

January 12, 2019

James B. Heimberger, 74, passed away on January 12, 2019. He was born in Chicago, IIl on May 27, 1944, the son of the late William and Gertrude Heimberger. James was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. He was a Chicago Cubs fan and avid pool player. In his working days James was a salesman for various printing companies, Potlatch and Perry Printing Company to name a few. His last...
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Roland Quintin (Ron) Hite

January 11, 2019

ROLAND QUINTIN "RON" HITE, 80 passed away Friday, January 11, 2019 at Saint Anne Home and Retirement Community of Fort Wayne, IN. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne and born to the late Max Q. and Marjorie Hite. Ron graduated from South Side High School in 1956. He served in the US Air Force and 122FW Air National Guard. Ron was a Firefighter with the City of Fort Wayne until his...
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Doris (Dee) E. Kelly

January 11, 2019

Doris "Dee" E. Kelly, 87, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019 at Brookdale Senior Living in Fort Wayne. She was born in Ontario, Canada to the late, Thomas and Helen Banfield. She worked for Snelling and Bryant Bureau as an executive recruiter for 17 years and also for PSI for 8 years. She was a member of the Gideon's Society. She enjoyed fishing, painting, playing the organ, and loved music....
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Patsy R. Reese

January 10, 2019

Patsy R. Reese, 91, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne. Born in Centerville, Indiana to the late John Floyd and Annis Dynes, she later attended Ball State University where she met her husband Revere Reese, Jr. Patsy and Revere were married on August 17, 1947 and enjoyed 68 years of marriage before preceding her in death. She was an avid animal lover, enjoyed...
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Yvonne Delight Whitesides

January 9, 2019

Yvonne Delight Whitesides, 84, passed away January 9, 2019. She was born in Evansville, IN. Surviving are her children; Keith (Sylvia) Whitesides, Larry (Trish) Whitesides; 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Wm. Dean Whitesides. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN 46825....
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Naomi E. Erb

January 8, 2019

Naomi E. Erb, 96 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away January 8, 2019 at Lutheran Life Village-Pine Valley. She was the daughter of Fred and Lydia (Bartels) Erb. Naomi is survived by her niece, Ellen Gill of Noblesville, IN, and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her siblings, Frederick Erb, Adeline Albro, Mary Louise Steinbauer, and her nephew Fred Albro. ...
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Max McKinley

January 8, 2019

Max McKinley, 14, passed away January 8th, 2019 peacefully at home. Max was the beloved pet of Bill McKinley and Matt Inlow. Max was a loyal companion who will be deeply missed. He was the office dog of American Heritage Trails and greeted everyone with a friendly welcome. Max made friends wherever he went and touched the hearts of everyone. Calling will be Monday January 14th, 2019 from 4-8 pm...
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Mary Ann Brown

January 8, 2019

Mary Ann Brown passed in peace on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 at the age of 84. Born to John and Martha Richter (deceased) on July 4th, 1934 in Winona, MN, Mary Ann was the beloved mother of five children, Matthew Brown, (Jill), Sharon Hallock (deceased), (Dave), Shelia Brown, Douglas Brown, (Denise) and Mark Brown, (Patricia), devoted wife of 14 years to John Brown (deceased), a loving sister to...
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Kristin Marie Stillman

January 7, 2019

Kristin Marie Stillman, 66, passed away January 7, 2019. Born in Millville, PA to Robert and Jean Arentz, she graduated from Snider High School in 1970. Kristin then went on to receive her Master's Degree in Education from Indiana University. She worked having many roles including Director of Human Resources for the American Red Cross for 32 years. Kristin loved fostering dogs and was very...
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Kathleen Sue Williams

January 7, 2019

Kathleen Sue Williams, known as Miss Sue to many, 84 of Fort Wayne, Indiana died on January 7, 2019. Sue was born July 6, 1934 in Lima, Ohio. She is the daughter of the late Harry Randall and late Lois Kephart Major. On February 25, 1956 she was united in marriage in Cincinnati, Ohio to Thomas J. Williams who preceded her in death. Raised in Lima, Ohio, she graduated from Lima High School in...
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Deborah Lynn Cruse Aune

January 5, 2019

Deborah Lynn Cruse Aune, 68, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away on January 5, 2019. She was born on March 24, 1950 in Cincinnati, OH, the daughter of the late Thomas and Shirley Cruse of Greenhills, OH. She was a graduate of Greenhills High School in Greenhills, OH. Debi got her start in the health care field as a LPN at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was one of the first paid...
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Shirley M. Cupa

January 5, 2019

Shirley M. Cupa, 89, passed away on January 5, 2019. She was born on September 7, 1929 in Philadelphia, PA. Surviving are her children, Judith Stickney, Ronald (Carol) Dierkes, and Janeen (Tom) Parrish; step-son, Rick (Cheri) Cupa; 12 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; siblings, Betty Davis; and half-sister, Arleen Patch. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Cupa; 4 grandchildren;...
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Betty Ann Neuhaus

January 4, 2019

Betty Ann Neuhaus, 77 passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fort Wayne. She was a native and lifelong resident of Fort Wayne, IN and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1959. On October 8, 1960, Betty married Terry Neuhaus with whom she raised 6 daughters. Betty was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and a previous member of the Fort...
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Martha F. Etzcorn

January 4, 2019

Martha F. Etzcorn, 89, passed away on January 4, 2019 at Celina Manor, Celina, OH. She was born July 3, 1929 in Bryant, WI, the daughter of the late Earl and Martha Scott. Surviving are her son, Michael (Sue) Etzcorn; daughter-in-law, Sheri Etzcorn; grandchildren, Bryan (Melissa) Etzcorn, Jennifer (Jeremy) Lawrence, Daniel (Katie) Etzcorn, Cory Etzcorn; great-grandchildren, Reid Etzcorn, Alex...
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Fred C. Blodgett

January 3, 2019

Fred C. Blodgett, 82, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Kingston Care. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 11am with calling one-hour prior from 10am-11am at D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home Pine Valley Park, 1320 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.domccombandsons.com
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Brenda Lee Holt-Bergman

January 3, 2019

Brenda Lee Holt-Bergman, 60, passed away on January 3, 2019. She was stubbornly determined and fought a hard battle with COPD for several years. She was born on December 29, 1958 in Fort Wayne, IN. Brenda graduated from North Side High School class of 1977. Brenda worked at MCL, Lincoln Life for approximately ten years and went on to work at Waterfield, Kroger, WalMart. She loved her children,...
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Thomas J. (Tommy) Franke, Jr.

January 2, 2019

THOMAS J."TOMMY" FRANKE JR, 64, passed away on January 2, 2019 at his home. Thomas was the son of Thomas J. Franke Sr, and Margaret E. Franke, who preceded him in death. He was an avid Cincinnati Reds and Bengals fan. Thomas spent most of his working career in the printing business in Fort Wayne, most notably at Instant Copy of Fort Wayne. He was considered one of the markets finest printers....
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Ronald F. Shady, Sr.

January 2, 2019

Ronald F. Shady Sr., 96, passed away, Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at his residence in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne to the late Oscar and Josephine Shady. He was a graduate of Central High School and Purdue University where he received his degree in agriculture. He served honorably in the United States Army as Private First Class during WWII and was a member of the American Legion, post ...
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Carolyn Richardson

January 1, 2019

Carolyn Richardson, 83, passed away peacefully in her New Haven home, surrounded by her family on New Years' Day, 2019. Carolyn was proudly a woman of God who led quite a life. She met Arthur Richardson at a picnic, married within a year, and were together for 43 years before he passed away. One night when they were out for dinner, Carolyn sang along with the piano player, who thought she was...
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Terry E. Krinn

January 1, 2019

Terry E. Krinn, 77, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne. He was born in Wells County to the late Orest A. and Alice May Krinn. Terry served honorably in the United States Army and worked for GTE until his retirement. He proudly received the Indinapolis Star and Indianapolis News Military Achievement Award. He was a member of The Chapel. He enjoyed golfing,...
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Marilyn Jean Pierre LaRocque

January 1, 2019

Marilyn Jean Pierre LaRocque died peacefully in her sleep at Parkview Randallia the morning of January 1st. January 1st was also her 91st Birthday. She was born in 1928 and was the first baby born that year at St. Joe Hospital. She was the daughter of Hilda and Charles Pierre. She grew up in Ft. Wayne and attended St. Jude Elementary School and North Side High School. After graduation she worked...
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Kenneth Leroy Schimtt

December 31, 2018

Kenneth Leroy Schmitt, 80, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 31, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. Ken was born and raised in Ft Wayne, Indiana to Roy and Helen Schmitt. Upon graduation from high school, Ken enlisted in the military and shortly after married Marlyn Jean Lothamer. He served 10 years in the Navy followed by 10 years in the Air Force retiring as MSGT...
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Lillian N. Brown

December 31, 2018

Lillian N. Brown 88, Devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother, went home to be with the Lord December 31st. She was born in Churubusco but lived and worked most of her adult life in Fort Wayne. Family and church came first but in her free time she loved to take automobile trips to see the United States. Lillian retired as Church secretary from Fort Wayne Baptist Temple and in her later years kept...
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Russell S. Sunday

December 31, 2018

Russell S. Sunday, 94, passed away Monday, December 31, 2018 at St. Anne Home in Fort Wayne. He was born in Chicago, Illinois to the late Ralph and Opal Sunday. He was a graduate of South Side High School in 1943. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and was an interior designer, working with Maiers Inc. as a display manager for 36 years and for D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Homes as...
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John M. Bissontz

December 30, 2018

John M. Bissontz, 86, entered into Heaven December 30, 2018. He was born on July 26, 1932 in Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated from East Palestine High School then dutifully served as a Radioman, Petty Officer Second Class in the United States Navy on the USS Bushnell AS-15 during the Korean War. He studied Electrical Engineering at Valparaiso University. He worked at Farnsworth Electronics (later ITT...
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Joshua Matthew Nichols

December 29, 2018

Joshua Matthew Nichols, 45, passed away on December 29, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on June 2, 1973. Josh worked in sterile processing at various hospitals. He loved spending time with his daughters and being very involved in their lives. Josh was a very organized man, so much so that he would even organize his containers in to other containers. He is survived by his daughters, Alexis...
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Barbara (Barb) A. Lyons

December 29, 2018

Barbara "Barb" A. Lyons, 86, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Parkview Randallia. Barb was born on July 13, 1932 in Ossian, IN to Ross Gebert and Icel Bosserman. She graduated from Central High School in Fort Wayne, IN. On June 21, 1951, she married William Joseph Lyons in Fort Wayne, IN. Barb worked for Magnavox for many years until she became a loving mother...
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Barbara Jean McLaughlin

December 28, 2018

Barbara Jean McLaughlin, 89, of Tomball Texas, Formerly of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on December 28, 2018 in Texas. She was born on May 29, 1929 in Fort Wayne, IN to John Bauman and Ella Marie Chapman. In 1947, she graduated from Elmhurst High School. After high school, she completed Nursing School at St. Joseph Nursing College in Fort Wayne. Barbara worked as a Registered Nurse for St....
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Cynthia Elizabeth (Betty) Hart-Aulbach

December 28, 2018

Cynthia Elizabeth "Betty" Hart- Aulbach, 97 passed away, Friday December 28, 2018, at ProMedical Defiance Regional Hospital in Defiance Ohio. She was born in Ligionier IN to the late Earnest and Mabel Coy. She attended Syracuse HS until she had to help raise her eleven siblings. Cynthia worked at Essex Wire for 13 years and with Fort Wayne Community Schools in the dietary department, retiring in...
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Barbara Ann Naab Gilbert

December 28, 2018

Barbara Ann Naab Gilbert, 82, of Fort Wayne, Ind., passed away on December 28, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. Born Nov. 17, 1936, in Markle, Ind., she was the daughter of Clarence and Helen Naab. While attending Huntington College, she met Keith Gilbert in 1954 and was married on Feb 5, 1956. They moved to Natrona Heights, Penn. (a steel town outside of Pittsburgh). Barbara and Keith had an...
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Floy Irene (Parr) Grimm

December 27, 2018

FLOY IRENE (PARR) GRIMM, 107, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. Born Dec. 15, 1911, in Salem Township, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Augustus and Ella (VanPelt) Parr. Floy was the owner of Floy Dee's Beauty Salon. She was a charter member of the Genealogy Society of Allen County and a past member of Carroll Road Christian Church. In her spare time she enjoyed oil painting and...
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Phyllis M. Klecka

December 27, 2018

Phyllis M. Klecka, 85, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on December 27, 2018 at Heritage Park Retirement Community. She was born on May 27, 1933 in Fort Wayne, IN to Carl E. and E. Loveta (Clouse) Van Horn. Phyllis graduated from South Side High School in 1951. After high school, she worked at GenTel for a short period of time. She then went to work at G.C. Murphy & Company where she met the...
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Floy Irene (Parr) Grimm

December 27, 2018

Floy Irene (Parr) Grimm, 107, passed away on December 27, 2018. She was born in Salem Township, Indiana on December 15, 1911, the daughter of the late Augustus and Ella (VanPelt) Parr. Floy was the owner of Floy Dee's Beauty Salon. She was a charter member of the Genealogy Society of Allen County and a past member of Carroll Road Christian Church. In her spare time she enjoyed oil painting and...
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Barbara Ann Bussen

December 27, 2018

Barbara Ann Bussen, 78, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ while at the Cedars Retirement Home on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Barbara was the daughter of Mary Jane (Eckert) and James Sztuk. She attended Central Catholic High School. For over 40 years, Barbara was very involved at Grabill Missionary Church along with her husband, Richard. Richard was...
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Virginia (Ginny) A. Gray

December 27, 2018

Virginia (Ginny) A. Gray, age 90, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at her home. Ginny was born on 4-18-1928 in Muskegon, MI to William H. and Hazel W. (Hillier) Dostert. She graduated from Muskegon Heights High School. On August 27, 1948, she married her husband of 70 years, Jack Gray in Muskegon, MI. Survivors include her husband, children; Kym (Kevin) Kaiser of...
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David H. Ellison

December 27, 2018

David H. Ellison, 82, passed away at home December 27, 2018. He was born to the late Clarence and Georgia Ellison. Dave loved woodworking, fishing, and most importantly,his family. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lucy McNagny Ellison, his children, Mark Ellison, Dave (Bettye) Ellison, and Lucy (Matt) Swartz, 9 grandchildren; Mark, Brandon, Luke, and Hank Ellison, Nick, Matthew, Will,...
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Dorothy M. Stroh

December 27, 2018

Dorothy M. Stroh, 97, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Parkview Randallia Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne to the late Perry and Mae Miller. Surviving is her son, Barry (Sharon) Stroh and granddaughter, Traci (Brad) Hiatt. Dorothy was also proceeded in death by her husband, Donald Stroh. Burial at Lakeside Cemetery in Fremont, Indiana at a later date. To sign the...
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Hilda J. Ramsey

December 26, 2018

Hilda J. Ramsey, 83, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at Kingston at Dupont in Fort Wayne. She was born in Lewisburg, TN to the late Herbert H. and Mazie W. Glenn. She was married to James L. Ramsey for 64 years, and he preceded her in death. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, restoring furniture, crocheting, and quilting. Surviving are her sons James E. (Dee), John L. (Judy), and...
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Golda Bernice Pierce

December 25, 2018

Golda Bernice Pierce, 83 passed away December 25, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Albany KY, to the late Robert C. and Vida H. Melton. Bernice graduated from Albany High School in 1955 and Fort Wayne Commercial College in 1961. She has been a resident of Fort Wayne for the past 67 years. Bernice was an avid gardener and loved tending to her flower garden....
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Shannon Morgan Burcham

December 24, 2018

Shannon Morgan Burcham, 46, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on December 24, 2018, surrounded by his family at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis as a result of complications from a multiple organ transplant. Shannon battled liver disease with courage and quiet dignity for the last fifteen years. Born in Huntington, West Virginia on June 13, 1972, he grew up in Chesapeake, Ohio. He...
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David Stetson May, Sr.

December 24, 2018

David Stetson May Sr., 88, passed away, Monday December 24, 2018. Born in Troy, Ohio to the late Margaret and Paul May. Prior to moving to Fort Wayne in 1972 he was a resident of Kirkwood, Missouri. He attended Kemper Military Academy for one year and graduated from Kirkwood High School. He then graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, majoring in business. David served in the Missouri...
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James Zehr

December 24, 2018

James Zehr, 49 passed away December 24, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, in Fort Wayne, IN. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne.He graduated from Carroll High School in 1988. James was a local painting contractor and owner of James Zehr Painting and Decorating, Inc. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. James is survived by his loving wife, Elena M....
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Shelly Ann Bins

December 24, 2018

Shelly Ann Bins, 58 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away December 24, 2018. She was born February 20, 1960 in St. Louis, MO to the late George and Joan Zimmerly. She is survived by her loving daughters, Kelly and Lea Bins, her fiancée, John Finch her sister, Culleen Zimmerly, her brother, Patrick (Chris) Zimmerly, and her niece, Angela (Neale) Glass. The family invites you to come and share your...
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Ka'Leena Amaria Harris Jackson

December 23, 2018

Ka'leena Amaria Harris Jackson (also known as Mumahs) was born September 21st in Fort Wayne, Indiana around 8:16 pm. She brought immense joy to every life she touched during her brief 3 months on Earth. Her life was a unique gift to us that will forever live on. Her smiles was what always melted our heart. Her transition of life is proceeded into death by her grandfather James Lee Clark, and...
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Marjorie (Marge) A. Krutsch

December 23, 2018

Marjorie "Marge" A. Krutsch, 84, passed away December 23, 2018 at Saint Anne Communities. Marjorie was born in Paulding County, Ohio to Fred and Marie Dunderman. She graduated from Antwerp High School. Marge worked as a bank teller at the Anthony Wayne Bank in Fort Wayne for 40 years. She was an avid sports fans with a special interest in Notre Dame and the Cubs. After moving to Fort Wayne she...
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Janet G. Crunkleton

December 23, 2018

Janet G. Crunkleton, 84, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018, in Fairfax, Virginia. She was born in Butler, Pennsylvania to the late Leonard and Gretchen LeSueur. Janet and her husband John moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1961. Janet retired from St. Joseph's Hospital where she spent the majority of her 30 years in Human Resources. She was a member of Arianas, Jack and Jill, and The Lively Set...
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Brian Lister Bates

December 23, 2018

Brian Lister Bates, of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Boyne City, Michigan died at his Fort Wayne home, surrounded by his loving family, December 23, 2018 after courageously battling ALS. A graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Brian started his career at Stanford University in a Cardiovascular Research Lab. From there, he joined Cook, Inc. His career at Cook Medical spanned forty one years. At...
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John B. Rufner

May 11, 1949 - December 22, 2018

John B. Rufner, age 69, of Auburn, IN passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Rufner was born on May 11, 1949 in Auburn, IN to Max and Rebecca (Fee) Rufner. John graduated from Waterloo High School in 1967. In 1971, he graduated from Tri-State University earning a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He served his country honorably with the United States Army. On...
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Mary Ann Drees

December 21, 2018

Mary Ann Drees, 83, passed away on December 21, 2018. She was born in Churubusco, IN on August 9, 1935 the daughter of the Alva and Marjorie Harrold. Mary Ann enjoyed ball room dancing. In her working years she worked as a beautician and a waitress. Surviving are her children; Christine Davis, Terry Inlow, and Rick Inlow; grandchildren, Danyelle Stein, Dominique Wick, Desiree Bullins, Jillian...
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Jack E. Emrick

December 21, 2018

Jack E. Emrick, 77, passed Friday December 21, 2018 at Parkview Regional Hospital. Jack was born to the Late Orval and Ruby (Hawk) Emrick. He is survived by sisters, Carole (Ed) Huntine, Patricia (Tom) Druley. Funeral services 11:00 Am Friday December 28, 2018 D O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home 8325 Covington Rd Ft Wayne with calling one hour prior to the service. Burial...
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Mary Ann Drees

December 21, 2018

Mary Ann Drees, 83, passed away on December 21, 2018. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park.
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Robert B. Diffenderfer

December 20, 2018

Robert B. Diffenderfer, age 75, of Auburn, IN, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Auburn Village. Robert was born on February 2, 1943 in Indiana to Bruce and Bethel (Miner) Diffenderfer. He graduated from Petroleum High School. Robert served his country honorably with the United States Marines during the Vietnam War. On August 19, 1966, he married Irene Cummins in Burnettsville, IN...
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Miriam H. Clevenger

December 20, 2018

Miriam H. Clevenger, 103, passed away on December 20, 2018. She was born May 6, 1915 in Parker City, Indiana. She was the daughter of the late Beryl R. Hill and Paul R. Hill. She graduated from Parker High School as valedictorian of her class and from Ball State Teachers College with certifications in Economics, History, Mathematics, and Business Education where she was a member of Pi Gamma Nu...
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Martha L. Vorndran

December 20, 2018

Martha L. Vorndran, 90, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Kingston Care Center. Mrs. Vorndran was born on August 31, 1928, in Fort Wayne, IN to Albert and Wilhelmina (Schricker) Dietel. She attended Central High School in Fort Wayne. On August 12, 1950, she married Bernard E. Vorndran at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. She was a member of St. Peters...
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Richard (Rick) Kaylor

December 20, 2018

Richard "Rick" Kaylor, 61, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne to the late Donald and Rosemary (Caccamo) Kaylor. He was a graduate of Paul Harding High School and served honorably in the United States Army and Reserves as drill sergeant. Rick worked for the Allen County Highway Department for 34 years as a mechanic...
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Ward Allen Rinehold

December 18, 2018

Ward Allen Rinehold, 70, passed away on December 18, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on March 14, 1948 the son of the late Ralph Rinehold and Elma Hively. He was a graduate of Concordia High School. Al enjoyed spending time on Lake Jimmerson, fishing, and boating. In his younger years he also enjoyed water skiing. Al worked for the Plumber and Steamfitters Local Union 166 until his retirement...
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Jean L. Gibson

December 17, 2018

Jean L. Gibson, 94, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018 at Park Place Senior Living in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Gibson was born on June 1, 1924 in Payne, OH to Harl and Estelle (Myers) Sitcler. Jean graduated from Payne High School. On November 17, 1944, she married Elmo Gibson in Ohio. Jean was a homemaker and loved to cook. She and her husband together were members of the...
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Cloyce M. Steiss

December 17, 2018

Cloyce M. Steiss was born on April 5, 1926 to Gustav and Cecil Steiss. He lived his early years in Ft. Wayne and moved to a 40 acre farm in Huntertown in 1971. Cloyce was a man of many talents. He was an auto mechanic having worked for Collins Motor Company, Ford, and Fox & Fox Frame. Cloyce was a member of the Allen County Sheriff Reserves for 25 years. He rode with the Mounted Posse for...
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Florence Isaacs

December 17, 2018

Florence Isaacs, age 91, passed away surrounded by loved ones and loving care on December 17, 2018 at Parkview Hospice in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born October 12, 1927 to the late Earl and Dorothy Knight. Florence attended a secretarial school, where she was known for her skills with grammar and shorthand. She worked at General Electric before starting her own family with her husband, John. They...
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Marie (Nassif) Bojrab

December 16, 2018

Marie (Nassif) Bojrab, 93, passed away on Sunday morning December 16th, 2018. Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Marie attended Cedar Rapids Business College, worked at the Cedar Rapids Auto Supply and was the choir director for St. John's Orthodox Church until she met the love of her life, Isaac, and moved to Fort Wayne. Marie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a...
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Allen George Robert Raber

December 15, 2018

Allen George Robert Raber, 45, tragically passed away on December 15, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on March 18, 1973. Allen attended South Side High School. He was a sports fanatic, but mostly a football fan. Allen lived life to the fullest and loved his family, but especially his niece and nephew. And his beloved cat, General Wayne. He is survived by his mother, Margaret McClellan;...
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J. Gail Escosa

December 15, 2018

J. Gail Escosa, 63, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne, to John Briscoe and Dorothy Escosa. She graduated from Northrop High School in 1973 and worked at Cafe Johnell and CASA Restaurants and was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. She was a gifted artist and exuded natural talent. She enjoyed reading and needlework. Above all,...
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Anthony (Tony) Takacs

December 15, 2018

Anthony "Tony" Takacs, 78, passed away on December 15, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on June 4, 1940. He was the son of the late Joseph Takacs and Catherine Frye. Tony served our country's armed forces in the US Airforce and was honorably discharged in 1962. Outside of his military service, he started his career with International Harvester and quickly transitioned to being a...
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Kathryn A. Busche

December 15, 2018

Kathryn A. Busche, 90, passed away December 15, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Amos and Bertha Garrison of South Whitley, IN. She enjoyed baking, especially pies and cinnamon rolls, and also known for her fudge. She is survived by her son, David C. Busche of Fort Wayne, daughter, Rhonda (Timothy) Scott, of Huntertown, grandsons, Eric Scott of Midland, Texas, and Mitchell Scott of...
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Louise (Dewey) Gaunt

December 15, 2018

Louise "Dewey" Gaunt, 94, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Kingston Care in Fort Wayne. She was born to the late Carl and Esther Lotter. She was a 1942 graduate of North Side High School and was proud to be a North Side Redskin. Louise worked for L.S. Ayers for 30 years, retiring in 1997. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Above all, she was a devoted wife and mother....
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Philip K. Cole

December 13, 2018

Philip K. Cole. 61 passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way, WA. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Harold Wendell and Phyllis Beatrice (Cole) Cooper. Philip was a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, until moving to Auburn WA. after retirement. He graduated from Oakland Community College. Philip was an Engineer and Quality Control Manager for DANA in...
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Philip K. Cole

December 13, 2018

Philip K. Cole. 61 passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way, WA. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Harold Wendell and Phyllis Beatrice (Cole) Cooper. Philip was a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, until moving to Auburn WA. after retirement. He graduated from Oakland Community College. Philip was an Engineer and Quality Control Manager for DANA...
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Richard Gene (Rich) Berndt

December 13, 2018

Richard Gene "Rich" Berndt, passed surrounded by family on December 13, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on September 5, 1971, the son of the late Albert and Rosa Berndt. Rich worked as a laborer at Tippmann Industrial Products. Rich was an Indianapolis Colts fan, and enjoyed taking fishing trips with the boys. In his spare time he worked on cars and guns. Surviving are his sons, Matthew...
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Tori Lynn Andress

December 13, 2018

Tori Lynn Andress, 19, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018 in Huntington County. She was born in Fort Wayne, to Jonathan and Rona Andress. She was a 2018 graduate of Wayne High School and was involved in the marching band where she played the quads. She was ranked 4th in her class. She was very talented and her talent came natural to her. She was an avid Chicago Cubs and Tennessee Titans fan....
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Martha D. Davenport

December 13, 2018

Martha D. Davenport, 92 passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the Lutheran Life Villages South Anthony. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Ray E. and Tressie F. Davenport and was a lifetime resident. She graduated from South Side High School in 1944 and attended Indiana University. Martha worked at GE for 16 years and at Lincoln Life for 12 years. She was a member of Simpson United...
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Stephanie B. Sienkiewicz

December 12, 2018

Stephanie B Sienkiewicz, 95, passed away on December 12, 2018 at St. Anne's Home. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on Februrary 3, 1923, the daughter of the late Alex and Stella Sienkiewicz. She worked at GTE for over 36 years as a telephone operator. She was a member of St. Jude's Catholic Church. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening. Surviving are her nieces and nephews; Mike (Jo) Sienk,...
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Jeanetta M. Wagner

December 12, 2018

Jeanetta M. Wagner, 102, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Bethlehem Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Wells County, IN to the late John and Altha Payne She was a member of Grace Brethren Church and worked for GTE for 26 years, retiring in 1978. After retirement, she sold Avon for 25 years. She enjoyed playing the organ at the Wawasee Lakeside Chapel...
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Dale R. Foltz

December 11, 2018

Dale R. Foltz, 79, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away on December 11, 2018, at St. Anne's Home and Retirement Community. Mr. Foltz was born on March 19, 1939, in Fort Wayne, to the late Charles R. and Lucille A. (Branning) Foltz. Dale was preceded in death by his sister, Bonnie Foltz. Dale worked at the Fort Wayne Airport Restaurant and Clems Café. A man of few words, Dale expressed how...
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James F. Horgan

December 11, 2018

James F. Horgan, 92, resident of St. Pete Beach, Fla., and Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg, Fla. Born May 30, 1926 in St. Louis, Mich., he was a son of the late Daniel and Bernice (O'Melia) Horgan. James graduated from St. Louis High School in Michigan and served in the U.S. Army. He furthered his education at the University of...
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Harold P. (John) Fesler

December 11, 2018

Harold P. "John" Fesler, 77, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Parkview Hospice in Fort Wayne. He was born in Martinsville, IN to the late Harold M. and Wahneta E. Fesler. He was head of security at Ivy Tech Community College until his retirement. He proudly volunteered for the St. Joe Township Fire Department for 20 years and served as chief for 8 years. He was a member of Our Lady of...
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Adele C. Nelson

December 10, 2018

Adele C. Nelson, 84, of Fort Wayne, passed away December 10, 2018 at Dupont Hospital. Born in Chicago Heights, IL, Del was a proud graduate of Bloom High School and Grinnell College, where she made and kept close friends until this day. She met her husband, Kent, while a teacher in Hammond, IN, and they married in 1959. They had 3 children whom they adored, and moved to Fort Wayne in 1965...
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Elvira M. Bentley

December 10, 2018

Elvira M. Bentley, 92, of Lake of the woods, Hudson, IN passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018 at her residence. Mrs. Bentley was born on September 30, 1926 in Fort Wayne, IN to Edward F. and Velma D. (Fiegel) Romary. She graduated from Northside High School in Fort Wayne. On November 14, 1952, she married Hubert Charles Bentley at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Angola, IN. Elvira retired...
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Helen J. Shady

December 10, 2018

Helen J. Shady, 94, passed away Monday, December 10, 2018 in her residence. She was born in Fort Wayne to the late Charles and Margaret Metzler. She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and was a member of The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception. She worked for Oster Manufacturing for 25 years. She was a faithful wife and mother. Surviving are her husband of 71 and a half years, Ronald F...
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Wanda Jacobson

December 10, 2018

Wanda Jacobson, 90, passed away peacefully December 10, 2018. Wanda Louise (Pearson) Jacobson was born on April 20, 1928 in Marion, Indiana to the late Theodore and Pauline Pearson. She was a graduate of Marion High School. During her life she lived in Wabash, Warsaw, and Fort Wayne, Indiana. Wanda was a very active person in social and civic organizations, including the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority...
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Paul E. Steele

December 10, 2018

Rev. Dr. Paul E. Steele, 85 passed away Monday December 10, 2018 at the Heritage Pointe of Fort Wayne. He was born in South Bend, Indiana to the late Floyd and Bertha Steele. He was a Pastor with the United Methodist Church for 39 years, serving various towns in northern Indiana, including Bethany United Methodist Church of Fort Wayne, and retiring in 1995. He is survived by his daughter Jennifer...
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Edith Ann Dickerhoof

December 10, 2018

Edith Ann Dickerhoof, 82 passed away December 10, 2018 at Heritage Pointe Communities of Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on May 16, 1936 to the late Elmer and Virginia Gutman, and has been a lifetime resident. Edith graduated from North Side High School in 1954. Edith was a devoted member of Brookside Community Church for many years and also volunteered at Hope Alive. She enjoyed...
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Markeis Lamar Leslie

December 9, 2018

Markeis Lamar Leslie was born July 30, 1989 in Milwaukee, WI. He was the loving son of LaRhonda Bryant and Walter Leslie Jr. Markeis graduated from Northrop High School.He had a strong steady church upbringing at True Love Missionary Baptist Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was faithfully involved in the youth choir, Junior Deacons, youth usher board, and other church curriculum. Markeis...
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Kenneth Wayne Atteberry

December 9, 2018

Kenneth Wayne Atteberry, 67, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on December 9, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 14, 1950, the son of the late William Atteberry and Phyllis Reeves. Ken served in the US Army from 1970 to 1972 having been given a national defense service medal as well as sharpshooter. He worked as a lineman for Verizon/GTE until his retirement in...
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Nancy L. Krauskopf

December 9, 2018

Nancy L. Krauskopf, 75, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne to Noah and Bernice Humbarger. She graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School and was a 1965 graduate of Ball State University where she earned her associates degree from the Miller College of Business. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church and the...
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Kenneth Wayne Atteberry

December 9, 2018

Kenneth Wayne Atteberry, 67, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on December 9, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 14, 1950, the son of the late William Atteberry and Phyllis Reeves. Ken served in the US Army from 1970 to 1972 having been given a national defense service medal as well as sharpshooter. He worked as a lineman for Verizon/GTE until his retirement in...
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Samuel Tubbs

December 7, 2018

Samuel Tubbs, 79, passed away on December 7, 2018. Born November 29, 1939 in Newbern, Ala., He is survived by his children; Ronald Tubbs, Bernita Tubbs, Janice (Ken)Tubbs Lewis; siblings, Mary Fields, Roosevelt Tubbs, David Tubbs, and Albert Tubbs; 3 grandchildren; He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister. Funeral service will be held Friday, December 14, 2018 at 11...
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Dwight E. Siela

December 7, 2018

Dwight E. Siela, 89, passed away on December 7, 2018. He was born in Wells County, IN on December 18, 1928, the son of the late Leo and Emma Siela. Dwight was a member of Markle Church of Christ and always very active in his church community. He worked at Nipsco for 36 years, and retired as a supervisor. Dwight was a sports fan of many varieties, basketball, baseball, softball and golf. He loved...
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Kathy Ann Dunkin

December 6, 2018

KATHY ANN DUNKIN, 66, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at her home. Born on Sept. 28, 1952 in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Anna Dilley. Kathy loved spending time with her family and grandchildren and finding great deals at garage sales. Kathy is survived by her daughter, Sara (Brian) Gerig; sons, Brian (Lisa) Dunkin and Tim (Sarah) Dunkin; and four...
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David L. Ray

December 6, 2018

David L. Ray, 74, passed away on December 6, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on April 4, 1944, the son of the late Chester and Flossie Ray. David served in the US Navy for over three years and was honorably discharged in 1967. He worked at Prairie Farms formally known as Allen Dairy as a machine operator for a number of years. David was a lifetime member the Southwest Conservation Club where...
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Betty Marie Welch

December 6, 2018

Betty Marie Welch, 97, passed away on December 6, 2018. She was born in Fort Wayne on June 24, 1921, the daughter of the late Ed and Anna Minneker. She attended South Side High School and was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church. Betty was a long time member of the Dorcas Quilting Circle at Trinity English Lutheran Church. She was a passionate follower of golf, avid reader, and loved...
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Kimberly Kay McCagg

December 5, 2018

Kimberly Kay McCagg, age 47, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on December 5, 2018. Kim was born on April 16, 1971 in Fort Wayne, IN to Jerry L. and Patricia (Hendricks) McCagg. She worked as a server in the food industry. Kim loved spending time with her grandchildren and family. She enjoyed cooking, shopping, and holiday festivities. Survivors include her son, David (Trisha Jean Caras Floresca...
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Anne E. Foelber

December 5, 2018

Anne E Foelber, 91, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. She was born in Sharon, PA on March 10, 1927, the daughter of the late Rev. Andrew and Anna Hvizdak. Anne last worked as Executive Secretary to the President of ITT Co., Aerospace Division in Fort Wayne. Anne was a member of First Assembly of God in Fort Wayne, Hope of Israel Congregation in Valparaiso, IN and the Valparaiso...
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Gaylord Roland Gaines

December 4, 2018

Gaylord Roland Moore Gaines, age 71, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at his residence. He was born on August 22, 1947 in Fort Wayne, IN to Frederick S. and Reola C. (Williams) Moore. Gaylord graduated from Central High School and then continued his education at Ivy tech Community College where he earned multiple Associate degrees to include Computer Programming...
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