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Ruth L. Teagarden

September 16, 2014

Ruth L. Teagarden , 95, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Miller's Merry Manor in Fort Wayne. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN, Ruth graduated from Northside HS in 1937. Ruth worked at GE during WWII and later in the ladies department at K-Mart until retirement. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, She was a former Girl and Boy Scout leader and loved spending time with her children...
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Norman Eugene Leas, Jr.

September 16, 2014

Norman Eugene Leas Jr., 75, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Ashley, IN, Norman worked as a truck driver with Weiss Trucking and Central Transport for 38 years, retiring in 1997. He was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church, and the Teamster's Union. Surviving are his wife, Carol Leas of Fort Wayne; brothers, David (Janeanne) Leas of Greensburg, IN; and...
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Agnes M. (Schuchmann) Fenchel

September 16, 2014

Agnes M. (Schuchmann) Fenchel, 94, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Surviving are her children, John (Ruth) Fenchel; Robert (Cathy) Fenchel; and Jeanne (Bill) Tyler; brother-in-law, Fred (Ila Mae) Fenchel; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Fenchel and Jean Fenchel; 8 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bernard; four brothers; four...
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Dorothy S. (Grandma) Huey Kleber

September 15, 2014

Dorothy S. Huey Kleber "Grandma", 87, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014 at her home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughter, Barbara Ulman; daughter, Sue (Woody) Shelburne; daughter, Sarah (Paul) Meier; daughter, Brenda (Tom) Bullerman; daughter, Sandy (Bill) Beard; 17 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild. Dorothy was preceded in death by husband, Ralph...
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Thomas J. Brita

September 15, 2014

Thomas J. Brita, 73, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Tom worked at Fort Wayne National Bank from 1965-1999, last serving as Senior Vice President of Retail Banking. He enjoyed golfing, boating, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and cheering for Notre Dame. Surviving are his wife, Sally Cox; daughter, Mary ...
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Donald (Don) E. Seeger

September 15, 2014

Donald "Don" E. Seeger, 88, passed away peacefully, Monday, September 15, 2014 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Donald was a lifelong musician, an organist for D O McComb and Sons for 22 years, a church organist and a Big Band organist and pianist. He played with his brother's "The Dick Seeger Band". He played in the Monte Bleu Band for 20 years...
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Joshua L. Davis

September 14, 2014

Joshua L. Davis , 35, passed away September 14, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Wayne L. Long

September 13, 2014

Wayne L. Long, 80, passed away September 13, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Wayne worked as a Packer with Wayne Fastener and worked for Tokheim for 25 years. Surviving are his brothers, Raymond (Carolyn) Long of Warsaw, IN and David Long of California; sister, Marilyn (Brian) Parish of Churubusco, IN. Wayne was preceded in death by his brother, George Brockerman. Graveside Service is 10:00 am...
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Helen Gerig

September 13, 2014

Helen Gerig, 76, passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014. Francis owned and operated Douglas Produce in New Haven for many years. Surviving are her children, Laura (Gary) Cook, Dana (Lonnie) Kolkman, Penny (Steve McKinley) Barrand, Charles (Cathy) Douglas, III, Mary Ann Schey, father of the children, Charles Douglas, Jr. 19 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren...
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James J. DeLeon

September 13, 2014

James J. DeLeon , 54, passed away September 13, 2014. Surviving are his companion, Alice Sanchez; children, James T. DeLeon; Angel Sanchez-DeLeon; Angie (Oscar) Lopez, Jackie (Will) Hastings; sisters, Lydia (Joe) Alvarez, Ester (Charlie) Gonzalez; Dora DeLeon Salas; brother, Arthur DeLeon; grandchildren James T. DeLeon, Jr. Reece Talbott; 16 nieces and nephews and his dog, Butch. He...
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Lois L. McNaughton

September 13, 2014

Lois L. McNaughton, passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Ridge Farm, IL, Lois worked as secretary-treasurer with All Rite Distributing for 33 years, retiring in 2004. Surviving are her sons, Gary M. (Billy) McNaughton of Fort Wayne; and John William (Judy) McNaughton of Lexington, MA; 8 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Scottish...
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Joan (Collins) Dobbins

November 11, 1941 - September 13, 2014

Joan (Collins) Dobbins, 72, passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Withers, WV, Joan and her husband have lived in Ft. Wayne for over 50 years. She worked as a House Keeper for several years and helped care for her close friends. She was a member of Trinity Church of the Nazarene, Joan's hobbies included gardening and...
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Ruth Mae (Boylan) Nusbaum

September 12, 2014

Ruth Mae (Boylan) Nusbaum, 91, died on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at home. She was born on Jan. 1, 1923 near Antwerp in Paulding Co., OH, the daughter of Guy and Ethel (Seslar) Boylan. She graduated from Spencerville High School in 1941 and married Homer L. Nusbaum on June 29, 1941 at the Gospel Tabernacle, Hicksville, OH where she was a member for 68 years. Their first home was on Fairmount Place...
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Terry J. Stabler

September 12, 2014

Terry J. Stabler , 74, passed away Friday, September 12, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Ft. Wayne and lived in Huntertown for many years. Terry graduated from Northside HS in 1958 and then joined the US Air Force to serve his country. He was an insurance adjuster with Meridian Mutual for 6 years and an insurance adjuster with Cincinnati Insurance Co. and...
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Marjorie Jane Garman

September 12, 2014

Marjorie Jane Garman, 90, passed away Friday, September 12, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Marjorie loved caring for her family, and will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandma. Surviving are her husband for 67 years, Austin Garman of Fort Wayne; sons, Eric (Janice) Garman of Fort Wayne; Gary Garman of Fort Wayne; and Gregg (Carol) Garman of Grabill, IN; grandsons, Brandon...
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Tina M. McCoy

September 12, 2014

Tina M. McCoy, 53, passed away Friday, September 12, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Kris McCoy; daughter, Marybeth (Mark) Scherer; son, Chris (Jamie) McCoy; brother, Edward C. (Teresa) Davis, all of Fort Wayne; and seven grandchildren. Tina was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Mary Davis. Memorials may be made to the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research.
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M. Dennis Graham, D.V.M.

September 11, 2014

M. Dennis Graham, D.V.M., 67, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 11, 2014, in West Lafayette. Born in Fort Wayne, Dr. Graham graduated from Elmhurst High School and Purdue University, earning his doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1971. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force prior to his honorable discharge in 1974. Dr. Graham founded the Pine Valley Veterinary Clinic in 1979,...
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Ruth D. Modezjewski

September 10, 2014

Ruth D. Modezjewski, 89, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014, in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, Steven E. (Marsha) Modezjewski; daughter, Karon K. (Michael) Sheehan; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brothers, David Stephans; Tommy Stephans; and George A. Stephans; Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Stephen A. Modezjewski; her parents; 1 sister; and 2 brothers. ...
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Benjamin F. Harris

September 10, 2014

Benjamin F. Harris, 79, passed away Wednesday September 10, 2014 at his residence in Churubusco, IN. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Rd
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Evelyn L. Phillips

September 10, 2014

Evelyn L. Phillips , 95, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in rural Allen County, IN to her parents Alba L. and Marie Greek. Evelyn graduated from Lafayette Center High School as the Salutatorian and Indiana Central College, currently University of Indianapolis. She was as a Teacher in the English Department for 35 years with East...
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Michael L. VanRyn

September 10, 2014

Michael L. VanRyn, 66, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Michael graduated from North Side High School. He served overseas in the Army during Vietnam. Michael was a devoted Fort Wayne Police Officer and served for 32 years, retiring in 2004. He was a member, past president and commander of the American Veterans #33. We also was a past president of...
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Timothy S. Patterson

September 9, 2014

Timothy S. Patterson, 25, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Huntington, IN, Tim attended Homestead High School. Later he worked for Master's Heating and Air. He had a passion for motorcycles and enjoyed playing sports. Surviving are his mother, Rose M. Lunn and step-father Steven L. Lunn, of Fort Wayne; sisters, Michelle C. Patterson of Roanoke and Sara M. Patterson of...
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Jose G. Santos

September 9, 2014

Jose G. Santos, 71, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Born in Poteet, TX, Jose worked as a millwright / welder with GM for 43 years, retiring in 2007. He enjoyed traveling, drumming, Tejano Music, grilling and cooking for his beloved family and friends and was an avid Cleveland Indians and Browns fan. Jose will be greatly missed by his large family and friends. He touched so many lives in...
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Donovan L. Niccum

September 9, 2014

Donovan L. Niccum, 89, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Green Twp, IN, Donovan worked as a Welder for 32 years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church, and the American Legion Post #0330. Donovan served as a member of the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean War. Surviving are his sons, Bradley (Debby) Niccum of Colcord, OK;...
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William (Bill) H. Stevens

September 9, 2014

William "Bill" H. Stevens, 90, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Surviving are his wife, Marie Stevens; daughters, Joyce (Jane Richhart) Stevens; Sandra (Steven) Skees; Karen (Paul) Falk; Donna (William) Volz; Lisa (Bryan) Gamulkiewicz; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and his brother, Lloyd Stevens. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Alta Stevens; three...
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Xavier Cortez Sewell

September 8, 2014

Infant, Xavier Cortez Sewell , passed away September 8, 2014 at Dupont Hospital. He is survived by his mother, Lashonda Sewell and father, Walter Mims. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Charles (Chuck) E. Flaugh

September 8, 2014

Charles "Chuck" E. Flaugh, 74, passed away Monday, September 8, 2014 at his residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Chuck worked on his family dairy farm, Flaugh Dairy, for many years. Later he worked for Eckrich, Fort Wayne Auto Parts, and Omni Source. He also worked for HWI Hardware & Paint for 7 years, retiring in 2001. He was a member of Duck's Unlimited. He was a loving husband, father,...
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Patsy L. (Overman) Platt

September 7, 2014

Patsy L. (Overman) Platt, 80, passed away Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Sterling House in Kokomo. Born in Logansport, IN, Patsy graduated from North Side High School in 1952. She went on to earn her bachelor's degree from Indiana University and her master's degree from IPFW, both in Education. She was a teacher with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 31 years, retiring in 1999. She was an active...
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Venetta M. Van Hoozen

September 7, 2014

Venetta M. Van Hoozen, 85, passed away Sunday, September 7, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Venetta graduated from North Side High School. She went on to earn her associates degree in nursing. She worked for Pancner Psychiatric Associates for many years before retiring. She enjoyed studying history, going to different historical events and traveling. She was preceded in death by her parents George...
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Marcia D. Andrews

September 7, 2014

Marcia D. Andrews, 88, passed away Sunday, September 7, 2014 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Indianapolis, IN, Marcia was a homemaker and worked many ventures throughout her life. Surviving are her daughter, Jenny (Daniel) Dispennett of Fort Wayne; sister, Billie (Ralph) Hazelbaker of Naples, FL; brother, David (Barbara) Ettinger of Dallas, TX; seven grandchildren,...
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Douglas Paul Holliday

September 6, 2014

Douglas Paul Holliday , 60, passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014. Surviving are his; daughter, Gina Holliday son, Jason Holliday, sisters, Cathy Holliday of TX; Lynne Holliday of CO; step-mother Shirley Holliday, grandchildren, Jason Holliday, Elijah Cole, Princeton Holliday. Visitation will be Thursday, September 11, 2014, from 4:00-5:00pm at Mungovan & Sons Memorial Chapel , 2114 South...
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Laura Levine

September 6, 2014

Laura Levine, 85, passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014. Born in New York, NY, Laura worked as a Administrative Assistant to the CEO of the Exquisite Form Company for 20 years, retiring in 1995. Surviving are her sons Marshall (Megan) Levine, Grand Junction CO, Scott Levine New York, NY; daughter, Marla (Frank) Wiesehan of Bryan, OH; sister Sylvia Bernstein ,New York, NY. Laura was...
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Frederick (Bud) Wilkens, Jr.

September 26, 1923 - September 6, 2014

Frederick "Bud" Wilkens Jr., 90, passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Heritage Park Health Care in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Wilkens; son, Kenneth (Julie) Wilkens; daughter, Dianne Wilkens; daughter, Laura (Randy) Nordyke; daughter, Linda (Paul) Spurgeon; grandchildren: Alyssa and Eric Wilkens, Michelle (Jeremy) Burlison, Stacy (Steve) King, Josh (Julie) Nordyke, and...
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M. Gaylord L. Krisher

September 5, 2014

Gaylord L. Krisher , 95, passed away Friday, September 5, 2014 at Kingston at Dupont in Fort Wayne. Born in Peru, IN, Gaylord worked as a Supervisor with Magnavox for 43 years, retiring in 1980. He was a US Army WW II veteran and a Purple Heart recipient. He enjoyed gardening, bowling, boating on Lake James and maintained an apple orchard Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Helen Krisher of...
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Joyce L. Johnson

September 5, 2014

Joyce L. Johnson, 87, passed away Friday, September 5, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Edmund Johnson and a loving Aunt. Surviving are nieces Mauna (Gene) Cowan of Grabill, and Renee (Rob) Ely of Harlan; sister-in-law Marylin Rogers of Harlan. Several Great and Great-Great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husband Edmund J. Johnson; brother Dean M. Rogers. Memorials may...
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Sally A. Seigman

September 4, 2014

Sally A. Seigman , 68, passed away September 4, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Sally worked for the Fort Wayne Newspapers for several years. Surviving are her daughter, Trudi (Terry) Briggs of Fort Wayne, son, Dustin Bly of Fort Wayne, 15 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Sally was preceded in death by her parents Jerry and Zelda Seigman, and daughter April Schenk. Service is 3:00 pm,...
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Albert W. LaVorgna

September 4, 2014

Albert W. LaVorgna, 67, passed away Thursday, September 4, 2014. Born in New Haven, CT, Albert worked construction for many years. Surviving are his brother, James A (Cheryl) LaVorgna of Fort Wayne and daughter, Sarah LaVorgna of Indianapolis. Albert was preceded in death by his parents Anthony and Sarah LaVorgna. Funeral Service is at 5:00 pm, Friday, September 12, 2014 at D.O. McComb & Sons...
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Moses Solomon Safirstein

December 22, 1933 - September 4, 2014

Moses Salomon Safirstein, 80, passed away Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Millers Merry Manor in Columbia City. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Kay Safirstein; son, Sam M. (Josephine) Safirstein; daughters, Evelyn Carpenter, Beth (Samir) Daksa, Janette (Jerry) Altes; step-son, Daniel (Flora) Ervin, and Scott (Glenda) Ervin; 8 grandchildren; and brother, Aaron Safirstein. Moses was preceded in...
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Alice A. Kearnes

September 2, 2014

Alice A. Kearnes, 92, passed away September 2, 2014 at Visiting Nurse. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Janet L. Merriman

September 1, 2014

Janet L. Merriman, 90, passed away Monday, September 1, 2014. Janet enjoyed knitting, traveling around the country, and spending time at her lake home. Janet is survived by several nieces and nephews. Janet was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Mildred Merriman, brothers, Mark, Eugene, Joseph and Max Merriman, along with her best friend Valera Savieo. Memorials may be made to...
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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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Ruth A. Maloney

August 31, 2014

Ruth A. Maloney, 100, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014. Surviving are her three grandchildren, Holly (Jeff) Pauley; Phillip Weisman; Jane (Sebastian) Gressier; and 4 great grandchildren. A wonderful daughter-in-law, Karen Maloney; a good son-in-law, Tom Weisman and a much appreciated niece, Judy McGuire. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, James R. Maloney in 2002,...
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Mary C. Miller

August 31, 2014

Mary C. Miller, 51, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Evansville, Mary earned her RN degree from IPFW. She had been a nursing supervisor with the Allen County Sheriff's Department and the Allen County Jail for the past several years. Mary had a fun loving personality that would light up any room she was in. She had a heart for helping anyone in need....
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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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Herman Ray Bouwkamp

August 23, 2014

Herman Ray Bouwkamp, 80, passed away surrounded by his family at home in Port Charlotte, Florida on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Born in Lafayette, Indiana on March 24,1934, the son of Anna and George Bouwkamp, Herm grew up on the family farm with his brothers Roger and Richard. His love of the outdoors, including hunting and fishing, remained life-long passions. He raised three children David,...
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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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