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Rosanna J. (Stamm) Showalter

June 22, 2019

Rosanna J (Stamm) Showalter, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away on June 22, 2019. Born on April 24, 1928, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Charles H and Kaythryn I (Carr) Stamm. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne, and sang in the choir for more than 50 years. Rosanna attended Olivet University, majoring in music, and was a featured soloist with the Tokheim...
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Mildred C. Koons

June 22, 2019

MILDRED C. KOONS, 93, Fort Wayne resident passed away Saturday, June 22 at 7:01 PM at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She now resides in Heaven with Jesus and is currently enjoying being reunited with loved ones who passed before. She was born on September 30, 1925 in Mt. Summit, Indiana, a daughter of the late Herman and Crystal Harry. She graduated from Mt. Summit High School and...
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Paul Repine

June 22, 2019

Paul Repine, 92, passed away on June 22, 2019 at The Cedars. He was born on February 9, 1927 in Fort Wayne, IN, the son of the late Melvin Earl and Edith Repine. Paul served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1946. He worked for Pennsylvania/Conrail as a rail car inspector for 43 years retiring in 1987. Paul was a member of Leo United Methodist Church, the VFW and...
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Stella Mae Capps Mason-Sgourakis

June 21, 2019

Stella Mae Capps Mason-Sgourakis, 78, passed away peacefully at her earthly home on June 21, 2019 and is now in her Heavenly home walking the streets of pure gold. Stella was born on July 17, 1940 in Middleboro Kentucky; she was a 1958 Graduate of Bell County High School in Pineville, Kentucky. She married Raymond Mason on July 9, 1959, and they moved to Fort Wayne, IN in 1966. Jesus has...
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Linda Lou (Nini) Frank

June 21, 2019

Linda Lou "Nini" Frank, 77, passed away on June 21, 2019. She was born on November 24, 1941 in Columbia City, IN, the daughter of the late Leroy and Dortha Putnam. Linda graduated with the first class from Columbia City High School. She raised her family, then went to work at the Yellow Pages for a time before retiring and continuing to care for her mother, husband, and son. She enjoyed spending...
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Kelly Christine (Knarr) Rich

June 21, 2019

Kelly Christine (Knarr) Rich, 44, went home to be with the Lord on June 21, 2019, after her 17 year battle with cancer. She was born in Lincoln, NE on January 20, 1975, the daughter of John and Bea Knarr. Kelly was a 1993 graduate of Manchester High School and obtained her Bachelor's Degree from Anderson University in 1997. She was active in sports, including cross country, track, softball, and...
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Lois Marie Bright

June 20, 2019

Lois Marie Bright, 85, of Fort Wayne, passed away on June 20th. She was born on August 12th, 1933 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri to the late Albert and Marian Morrison. She was a faithful member of Shiloh Baptist Church for many years, serving on the trustee board. An avid sports fan, she enjoyed watching basketball, football and Tiger Woods. Having developed an affinity for fashion at a young age...
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Russell Lee Neat

June 20, 2019

Russell Lee Neat, 88, of Fort Wayne passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019. He was born on May 3, 1931 in Fort Wayne to the late William and Blanche (Miller) Neat. Russell served in the U.S. Airforce in Germany and Korea. He was a Deacon and member for many years at the New Beginnings Church. Enjoyed playing in his band Brand X., riding motorcycles, wood working and animals. Surviving him are his...
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Sharon E. (Shari) Cox

July 7, 1945 - June 20, 2019

Sharon E. "Shari" Cox, 73, passed away on June 20, 2019. She was born on July 7, 1945 in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of the late Elson and Virginia Erler. Shari graduated from North Side High School in 1963. She was an active member of The Red Hat Society for a number of years. Shari enjoyed being with her family, especially playing cards and the game liverpool. She is survived by her children,...
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Elmer J. Evard

June 19, 2019

Elmer J. Evard, 95, of Fort Wayne, went home to the Lord and was reunited with the love of his life, Grace, on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. He was born on January 28, 1924 in Fort Wayne to the late Charles and Catherine (Zuber) Evard. Elmer went to Central Catholic High School. He proudly served during World War II and flew 51 missions. After the war, Elmer worked at Berghoff Brewery before joining...
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Everleigh Elizabeth Applegate

June 19, 2019

Everleigh Elizabeth Applegate, infant daughter of Cole M and Abby G (Henline) Applegate, passed away on June 19, 2019. She is also survived by her grandparents, Tammy and Darrell Henline, Kevin and Erin Applegate, and Andrea Applegate; great-grandparents, Howard and Janice Ridings, and Dennis and Jo Hostetter; aunts and uncles, Rachel and Richard Igney, Sydney, Preston, and Sophia Applegate,...
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Dorothy E. Nolan

December 11, 1924 - June 18, 2019

Dorothy E Nolan, 94, passed away on June 18, 2019. She was born December 11, 1924 in Johnstown, PA, the daughter of the late James and Gertrude Staman. She is survived by her children; Sandra Michael, Barbara (Charles) Cole, Terri Worth, R.Scott (Deb) Nolan, 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, S. Ted Nolan; brother,...
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Vernon A. (Papa) Hurley

March 21, 1938 - June 18, 2019

Vernon A "Papa" Hurley, 81, passed away on June 18, 2019 surrounded by family. He was born on March 21, 1938 in Fort Wayne, IN, the son of the late Ross and Lucille Hurley. Vern served the greater Indiana community in the construction industry for over 60 years. He found joy spending time with family, enjoying morning donuts with the gang, and strolling the beach in Fort Myers, Florida. He dealt...
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Ann (Stengren) Alcenius

December 15, 1928 - June 16, 2019

Ann (Stengren) Alcenius of Hartford Dr, Fort Wayne, IN, entered her heavenly home on June 16, 2019. She was greeted with open arms by her husband, Richard Alcenius, and her parents Sten & Marie (Grauer) Stengren. Ann was born on December 15, 1928 and enjoyed a long life. Her love of dogs kept her busy in between her activities with the Gad About Club, Encore, and the Hummel Club. Her son Tim...
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Alexis deWeese

December 4, 1958 - June 16, 2019

Alexis deWeese, 60, passed away on June 16, 2019. He was born in Flora, IL on December 4, 1958, the son of the late Carmon and Dorothy deWeese. Alexis started working with ITT Aerospace (now known as Harris) for 34 years. Family, grandchildren, traveling with his beautiful wife, and St. Louis Cardinals baseball were among his favorite things. Alexis was well respected and loved by his family, co...
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Catherine (Kate) J. Luke

November 29, 1927 - June 16, 2019

Catherine "Kate" J. Luke, 91, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Kendallville, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019 with her husband, Bob, at her side. She was born to the late Alva and Elsie (Hills) Acker in Kendallville on November 29, 1927. Kate is survived by the love of her life of 71 years, Robert "Bob" D. Luke Sr.; children, Robert D. Luke Jr., Dennis E. Luke, Sarah A. (Jaime) Hanna, and...
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Ronald Wayne Stoller

June 8, 1934 - June 16, 2019

Ronald Wayne Stoller went home to be with his Lord on June 16. 2019. Ron was born in Fort Wayne, IN on June 8, 1934 and was married to Joanne Woerner in Tremont, IL on April 24, 1955. A man of deep faith and commitment, he was a long-time member of The Chapel. Ron was an entrepreneur and businessman throughout his adult life. He was both a commercial real estate developer as well as the founder...
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Doris A. Schmidt-Bradtmueller

June 15, 2019

Doris A Schmidt-Bradtmueller, 81, of Fort Wayne, passed away on June 15, 2019. Born on November 20, 1937, in Amberg, Wisconsin, she was a daughter of the late, Harvey and Henrietta (Beach) Bright. She is survived by her husband, Gilbert Bradtmueller; daughter, Sherrie (Doug) Reynolds; son, Steven (Deb) Schmidt; step-children, Gary (Christine) Bradtmueller, Beth (Mike) Saveio, and Carl (Carrie)...
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Crystal Lynn Nicholson

July 16, 1987 - June 15, 2019

Crystal Lynn Nicholson, 31, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born July 16, 1987 in Auburn, Ind., she attended Woodlan Jr. /Sr. High School and was previously employed with R3 Composites. A fun-loving girl, she loved her family and children and enjoyed spending time with them. She is survived by her father, William Carl (Rita) Nicholson of...
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David L. Ruoff

June 30, 1930 - June 13, 2019

David L. Ruoff, 88 passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fort Wayne, IN. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN., born to the late Frederic L. and Gladys Ruoff. David graduated from North Side High School and earned his Bachelors from Indiana University. He proudly served his country in the US Army and was a 1st Lieutenant. David's memberships...
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Russel R. Sorgen

June 13, 2019

Russel R. Sorgen, 87, A life long resident of Fort Wayne, Russell Sorgen passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning June 13, 2019. He was much beloved by all who were fortunate enough to know him. Born In 1931, He went to Precious Blood Church & School, then on to Catholic and Central Catholic High School, where he was a football and basketball star. At Central, some of his football...
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Joshua David Beck

March 23, 1978 - June 12, 2019

On Wednesday June 12, 2019, Joshua David Beck, loyal son and brother, suddenly passed away in his home at age 41. Joshua was born March 23, 1978 in Fort Wayne, Indiana and grew up in and around Fort Wayne. He graduated from South Side High School in 1996. He enjoyed working hard and spent most of his working career in service for the construction industry, and for local sports teams, the...
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Maria M. Renteria

March 16, 1929 - June 12, 2019

Maria M. Renteria, 90, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2019. She was born to the late Jose C. and Lorenza Martinez Mendoza on March 16, 1929 in Eagle Pass, TX. Maria loved to dance with her late husband, Nick. She enjoyed cooking, needlepoint, sewing, and her family. Maria is survived by her sons, Rodolfo "Rudy", Ricardo "Rick", and Reynaldo "Rey" Renteria; 6 grandchildren; 10...
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Joseph Robinson

July 27, 1927 - June 12, 2019

Joseph Robinson, 91, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Mr. Robinson was born on July 27, 1927 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Edgar and Mary (Denner) Robinson. He graduated from Central High School in Fort Wayne. Joe served his country honorably with the United States Marines during World War II. On September 21, 1947, he married the...
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Richard Lee Clauss

August 12, 1939 - June 12, 2019

Richard Lee Clauss, 79, of Garrett, IN, passed away at home on June 12, 2019. He was born on August 12, 1939 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Phil and Emma Clauss. He spent the majority of his younger years as owner of the Hobby House Inn before retirement in 1985. During his retirement, he fell in love with woodworking and gunsmithing and became a nationally recognized craftsman. He attended church...
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Vivian (Maxine) Nelson

June 12, 2019

Vivian "Maxine" Nelson, 95, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Colonial Oaks Health & Rehabilitation Center in Marion, IN. Maxine was born in Portland, Indiana to the late Holmes and Veda (Ickes) Warnock. She married Paul Nelson in 1948 and he preceded her in death in 1984. She was an active member of New Hope Baptist Church and was a woman strong in her faith. Maxine enjoyed knitting and...
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Thomas A. Watt

March 26, 1948 - June 11, 2019

Thomas A Watt, 71, passed away on June 11, 2019. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on March 26, 1948, the son of the late Richard and Gwendolyn Cavinder. Tom graduated from North Side High School and went on to obtain a Bachelor's degree from Indiana Wesleyan University, and a Master's degree from Associate Mennonite Seminary and also attended IPFW for a short time. Tom served in the U.S. Army...
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Walter (Tom) McMahon

June 10, 2019

Walter "Tom" McMahon 88, of Fort Wayne died June 10, 2019. Tom was born to the late Walter Thomas and Margaret Mary (McEvoy) McMahon. Tom proudly served in the United States Navy, and is a Korean War Veteran. Tom worked for Montgomery Wards for 25 years, and Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend for 20 years. He was a member of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, and Knights of Columbus #451. ...
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Don E. Lahrman, DDS, MSD

March 12, 1932 - June 10, 2019

Dr. Don E. Lahrman, DDS, MSD, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019 surrounded by family at his residence in Fort Wayne, IN. Dr. Lahrman was 87 years old, born March 12, 1932 to the late Clarence and Orpha (Krauter) Lahrman. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Steinbacher) to whom he was married over 65 years. Dr. Lahrman practiced general dentistry for six years and orthodontics for 45 years,...
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Sally Puff

June 10, 2019

Fort Wayne, IN - Sally Puff, age 64, loving wife, mother, Nana, and sister, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019, surrounded by family. Sally graduated North Side High School and then earned a Bachelor's Degree in Ultrasound Technology from Butler University. In her later years, she enjoyed working as a teaching assistant at Price Elementary. She loved supporting her local Church, singing music...
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Mary Joan Allen

June 9, 2019

Mary Joan Allen, 89, passed away in Fort Wayne, Indiana surrounded by her family, on June 9, 2019. She was born in Bedford, Indiana on March 29, 1930, the daughter of the late David and Fannie (Cezar) Allen. She is survived by her brother, Donald Allen of Butler, Indiana; nieces, Sara Allen of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Jennifer (John) Sargent of New Haven, Indiana; nephew, David (Bobbi Jo) Allen,...
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F. Ruth (Osborn) Priest

June 9, 2019

F. Ruth Osborn Priest, 74, of Fort Wayne, IN, formerly of Archbold, OH, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019. She was born to the late F. Lyle and Catherine (Dorsheimer) Osborn on July 31, 1944 in Wauseon, OH. Ruth worked for the Allen County Sherriff Department then retired from the Allen County Government. Her greatest joy was in caring and giving to others. Ruth leaves behind many beloved...
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Nathan Allen Sutton

June 9, 2019

Nathan Allen Sutton, 34, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019 in Gas City, IN. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN to John Sutton and Bonnie (Scott) Saylor. He attended Wawasee High School. He worked for Warner Electric and enjoyed river boat fishing and boating. Nate also loved music. Surviving are his children, Victoria Mahoney, Colton Sutton, Sidney Brooks, and Brandon Sutton; siblings, Nicole Sutton,...
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Wesley Gerig

June 9, 2019

Dr. Wesley Gerig, 88, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Ashton Creek Health & Rehabilitation Center. Wes graduated from South Side High School in 1948 and Fort Wayne Bible College in 1951. He received advanced degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary and the University of Iowa. From 1957 until 2008, Dr. Wes taught Bible, theology, and biblical languages at Fort Wayne Bible College, which...
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Betty J. Shipman

December 29, 1921 - June 9, 2019

Betty J. Shipman, 97, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Towne House Retirement Community. Mrs. Shipman was born on December 29, 1921 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Joseph M. and Freda A. (Lubking) Totten. In 1940, she graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis. On December 29, 1945 she married Charles F. Shipman in Indianapolis. He preceded her in...
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Katie Ann Bennett

June 8, 2019

Katie Ann Bennett, 77 of New Haven, Indiana passed away on June 8, 2019. She was born to the late Charles L. & Anna R. (McElroy) Whitlock in Johnson County, Indiana on December 5, 1941. Katie served as a Caregiver for many years and many people. She enjoyed sitting in her chair and watching TV, especially wrestling, cooking, going to church, her family, shopping at Goodwill, loved her animals,...
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Wyatt Jensen Parrish

June 7, 2019

Wyatt Jensen Parrish, infant son of Brianna Norman and Daniel Parrish, passed away on June 7, 2019. Graveside service will be 1:30pm, Wednesday, June 12, at Highland Park Cemetery, 2403 East Wallen Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825. Arrangements by DO McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave, Fort Wayne.
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Jim (Lavon James) Miller

June 6, 2019

Jim Miller (Lavon James Miller), 74, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, previously of Leo, Indiana passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at home. Surviving are his son, Ryan Miller and (Kaci, Josiah, Avya & Linda Miller) of Leo; sister, Debra Miller of Fort Wayne; wife, Lu Miller from China & Lu's son, Tony (Michelle & Terry) from Los Angeles, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Amos and Irene...
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Deloris Jackson

November 18, 1950 - June 5, 2019

Deloris Jackson, 68, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at her home. Born November 18, 1950 in Marion, Ala., she was a daughter of the late James and Augusta (Boone) Jackson. She was a supervisor with Lincoln Life for nearly 10 years and later started her own daycare, Peach Palace, which she operated for 35 years and raised many children. She was a lifelong member of Jehovah's...
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Heather E. Bender

June 4, 2019

Heather E. Bender, 43 of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away June 4, 2019. She worked for many years as a telemarketer. She is survived by her two sons. Services will be held on Friday, June 14, 2019 2 PM at Mungovan Simple Cremations and Funerals 2114 S. Calhoun Street Fort Wayne, IN .
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Eleanor Louise Hiatt

September 9, 1928 - June 4, 2019

Eleanor Louise Hiatt, 90, passed away at home on June 4, 2019. She was born on September 9, 1928 in Ossian, Indiana, the daughter of the late Oscar and Amalie Werling. Eleanor was a 1946 graduate of Ossian High School. She played the accordion in the Zuercher Accordion Band in Berne, IN. Eleanor worked at International Harvester for five years before becoming a stay at home mom. In her retirement...
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Betty L. Junior

March 31, 1931 - June 3, 2019

Betty L. Junior, 88, passed away on June 3, 2019. She was born on March 31, 1931 in Fort Wayne, Indiana the daughter of the late Fred and Hazel Woods. Betty worked at G.E. and went on to retire from Power Wheels. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening and playing bingo. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Forkert; and grandchildren, Trevin Forkert, Kyla Forkert, and Shawn Junior. She was...
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Robert C. Nern

June 2, 2019

Robert C. Nern, 83, of Fort Wayne, died peacefully on Sunday, June 2, 2019. He was the son of the late William and Laura (Jamison) Nern. Bob was a proud "Southside Archer", class of 1953. After graduation, he attended Wabash College, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He later transferred to and graduated from Ball State University with a BA in English. Bob fulfilled his...
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Margueretta E. Coleman

June 2, 2019

Margueretta E Coleman, 95, of New Haven, passed away on June 2, 2019. Born on September 30, 1923, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Edith (Sarber) Porter; and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #432, of Fort Wayne, for 68 years. She is survived by her son, John A (Lois) Coleman; daughter-in-law, Shari Musgrave; grandson, Adam Coleman; and several nieces...
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Timothy J. Russell

June 1, 2019

Timothy J. Russell, age 61 passed away unexpectedly on Saturday June 1, 2019 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Timothy was born January 10, 1958 in Goshen, Indiana to the late Grover McKeel "Mack" and Marguerite "Geri" Russell. Tim grew up in Goshen and in Hinsdale, IL and lived most of his adult life in northern CA, moving to Fort Wayne in 2012. Tim was a graduate of University of...
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Shirley (Ash) Graham

May 23, 1932 - May 31, 2019

At the age of 87, Shirley (Ash) Graham went to be with the Lord and savior on the morning of May 31, 2019. Shirley was born to Homer and Mausaleme Ash on May 23, 1932. She was a graduate of Twelve Mile High School and received her BS and MA from Ball State University. She was a member of the Sigma, Sigma, Sigma Sorority. She taught school in Peru and Fort Wayne Community Schools. As a member of...
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Kimberly Bastian

May 31, 2019

Kimberly Bastian, 50, passed away Friday, May 31 at SSM Health DePaul Hospital in Bridgeton, MO. She was born in Huntington County to the late Tommy Rodgers and Karen Cook. She was a graduate of Huntington North High School. Kimberly worked for General Motors for ten years. She was a member of the American Legion in Roanoke and the UAW at General Motors. Kimberly was very social and enjoyed being...
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Rande L. Church

May 30, 2019

Rande L. Church, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Arrangements by D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Scott William Simpson

May 30, 2019

Scott William Simpson, age 55 of Fort Wayne, IN, left this earth on May 31th, 2019. He was born on June 20th, 1963 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Scott moved to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico in 1978. He attended and graduated from the local high school. Scott enrolled at NMSU Las Cruces, New Mexico and earned his B.S. degree in Computer Science. He went on to earn his Masters Degree in Business...
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Gordon L. Klopfenstein

May 30, 2019

Gordon L. Klopfenstein, 86, died on May 30, 2019. He was born on Oct. 11, 1932, in Angola, Ind. to Rev. Joseph and Mary Klopfenstein. The majority of his childhood was spent in Michigan. He graduated from Manual High School in Peoria, Ill. in 1950, attained a Bachelor's degree from the Fort Wayne Bible College in 1954 and a Master's from IU in 1960. He was a teacher, school administrator and...
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LaDean Bennett Dick

May 30, 2019

LaDean Bennett Dick, 94, long-time resident of Fort Wayne departed this life on Thursday, May 30, 2019. He was the second of three children born to Ralph and Clelia Bennett Dick of Angola. He graduated as valedictorian from Flint High School. Two years later, he landed his airplane in John Brand's pasture south of Hudson, and asked Mary Alice Brand for a date. They were united in marriage in 1947...
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Charlotte Josefina Wiehe

May 29, 2019

Charlotte Josefina Wiehe was born into her Heavenly Father's arms on May 29, 2019. She is survived by her father and mother, Jeff and Ashley (Smith) Wiehe, her twin brother, Jacob, her grandparents, Phil and Cheryl (Knipstein) Wiehe and Jeff and Terri (Guillaume) Smith, great-grandfather, Dennis Guillaume, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12...
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Donna Lee Bowling

May 29, 2019

Donna Lee Bowling, 79, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. She was born to the late Frank Anthony Tschaenn and Irene Tschaenn McElfresh on October 2, 1939 in Lawrenceburg, IN. Donna enjoyed shopping and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an avid collector of Tiffany Lights, Barbies, and Indian memorabilia. She loved spending time outside on...
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Donna Lee Bowling

October 2, 1939 - May 29, 2019

Donna Lee Bowling, 79, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. She was born to the late Frank Anthony Tschaenn and Irene Tschaenn McElfresh on October 2, 1939 in Lawrenceburg, IN. Donna enjoyed shopping and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an avid collector of Tiffany Lights, Barbies, and Indian memorabilia. She loved spending time outside on...
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Marilyn L. Mueller-Rowley

May 29, 2019

Marilyn L. Mueller- Rowley, 80, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2019. She was born on June 27, 1938 in Wolf Lake, Indiana to the late Clyde and Laura Bell (Londt) Walker. She retired from Magnavox. She was a member of Good Shepard Church, Delta Sigma Capa, and The Red Hat Society. She was an avid gardener, liked to cook, and spend time with her grandchildren. Marilyn loved...
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Barbara (Barb) Jean Kroskie-Sembroski

May 29, 2019

Barbara "Barb" Jean Kroskie-Sembroski, 84, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. She was born to the late William Lloyd and Emma E. (Fields) Perry on December 30, 1934. Barb was a member of Wallen Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, puzzles, watching basketball, and playing Kings Corners. Barb worked for FWCS and several churches as a librarian. Barb is survived by her...
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Hubert Harrison Ashcraft

May 29, 2019

Hubert Harrison Ashcraft, age 73, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on May 29, 2019. Hubie "Senior" as he was known, was born on May 13, 1946 and raised in Seymour, Indiana. He was the son of Hubert Kenneth Ashcraft and Daisy Bell (Collingsworth) Ashcraft. He earned his Master of Arts Degree in Business Education from Ball State University in 1975. He was a Secondary School Teacher at Garrett...
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Robert E. Karn

May 28, 2019

Robert E. Karn, 64, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Life Care Center in Rochester, Indiana. He was born in Fort Wayne and served honorably in the United States Marine Corps. He drove truck for a living and enjoyed playing billiards. Surviving are his children, Steven Baysinger, Annette (Charles) Noble, Robert Eugene Karn II, Clarence (Rachel) Baysinger, Elizabeth (Josh Rhodes) Karn,...
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J.J. (Jon Michael Jason) McCoy

May 27, 2019

J. (Jon Michael Jason) McCoy, 46, who resided in Lexington South Carolina passed away on Monday, May 27, 2019, with his family by his side. J.J. was born on August 4th, 1972, to the late, Jon McCoy and the living, Carol Warden McCoy Weick (Chuck), in Fort Wayne, Indiana. J.J. was a 1991 graduate of New Haven High School and graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor's degree in...
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Priscilla Jean Andrews

May 25, 2019

Priscilla Jean Andrews, 79, of Wolcottville, IN passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019. She was born on November 13, 1939 in Toledo, OH. Pricilla worked at the Ramble Inn in Churubusco, IN for 20 years. She also worked for Papa's Place in Churubusco, IN. She retired in 2012. Surviving relatives include her husband, James M. Andrews of Wolcottville, IN; son, Jerry Pence (Paula) of...
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Alice L. Gallmeyer

May 25, 2019

Alice L. Gallmeyer, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019. She was born on March 1, 1928 in Fort Wayne, IN. She and her late husband, Joseph, were founding members of Faith Lutheran Church. She enjoyed raising her family and being a homemaker. After Joe's retirement, they enjoyed every winter in Florida. Alice is survived by her children, Debbie (David) Hodges, Mark...
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Lula Jo DeFord

May 25, 2019

Lula Jo DeFord, 87, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord on May 25, 2019. Born to Curtis & Ola Anna (Craft-Hughes) Willen on April 18, 1932 in Albany, KY. An active member of Seminary United Methodist church, she served on the church board and co-founded the Children's Closet and Country Store ministries, and served as the wedding coordinator for many years. Jo held offices in the Order of the...
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Carolyn L. Hannah

May 25, 2019

Carolyn L. Hannah 97, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019. She was born on March, 24, 1922 in Fairmont, Indiana to the late Courtney and Ivy (Stephens) Crandall. She delivered newspapers for many years and taught Sunday School at the Calvary Temple Church. Carolyn liked listening to karaoke, watching her grandchildren's sporting events, and traveling. She is survived by her son,...
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Jean Ann (Brielmaier) Shipka

May 24, 2019

Jean Ann (Brielmaier) Shipka, 79, of Fort Wayne, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 24, 2019. Jean was born on July 27, 1939, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of late Fred and Lucille Brielmaier. Jean graduated from Central Catholic High school in 1957 then met and fell in love with John Marvin Shipka who she married on May 29, 1965. John preceded her in death in 1981. Jean worked for Lincoln...
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James Daniel (JD) Pulver

May 23, 2019

James Daniel "JD" Pulver, 48, passed away unexpectedly May 23, 2019 at home. He was born May 31, 1970, in Fort Wayne, the only son of William and Ruth (Bledsoe) Pulver. He graduated from Woodlan HS and went on to receive a bachelor's degree in the arts from IPFW. He was previously employed at SDI and most recently owned Sterling Services. JD was a lifelong fan of the Purdue Boilermakers,...
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Carole Ann York-Schall

May 23, 2019

Carole Ann York-Schall, 82, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at St. Anne's Home. She was born on August 28, 1936 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Maurice and Ellen (Griswold) Lindeman. Carole graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1954. She retired from Peter Eckrich & Sons in 1985 after 16 years and also retired from Park Center in 1993 after 6 years. She was a...
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Donald P. Polley, Sr.

May 23, 2019

Donald P. Polley, Sr. 84, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday May 23, 2019. He had spent the days preceding his death surrounded by his loving family. Don was born to Wilbur and Lillian Polley in Fort Wayne, IN, on October 27, 1934. He attended Emmanuel Lutheran grade school and graduated from Central High School in 1953 and was also a veteran of the Naval Reserve. Don served the city...
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Rosalie Witucki

May 22, 2019

Rosalie Witucki (85) of Fort Wayne, IN passed peacefully on Wednesday, May 22,, 2019. Rosalie was born in South Bend, Indiana on November 19, 1933 to the late Lloyd and Frieda Robinson. Growing up in South Bend she attended St. Joe Academy where she was extremely social, as well as worked at Bendix. In 1956, Rosalie married the love of her life, Arthur Witucki, also of South Bend. Rosalie worked...
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Keiko Isaka Conquest

May 21, 2019

Keiko Isaka Conquest, 84, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully at home on May 21, 2019 surrounded by family. She was born in Yokosuka, Japan to the late Shigeru and Midori (Murata) Isaka. She worked on US Army and US Navy bases in Japan. In 1968 she married LCDR Donald D. Conquest. She became a Naturalized citizen in 1970 and was a Federal Employee in supportive services with the US Army and US...
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Phyllis Mae Stoner

May 21, 2019

Phyllis Mae Stoner, 88 passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the Allisonville Meadows Assisted Living Center, Fishers, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne IN to the late Clyde McConnell and Matilda Dennis. Phyllis was a graduated of Central High School, Fort Wayne. She worked at Liberty Mutual Life Insurance Company for over ten years. She is survived by her husband Rev. Dwight F Stoner of Fishers, IN;...
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Janie Golden Hunt

May 21, 2019

Janie Golden Hunt, 87, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Golden Years Homestead/ Visiting Nurse Hospice Services in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Hunt was born on August 11, 1931, in Newbern, Alabama to the late Edward and Viola (Chapman) Pinkston. Janie graduated from Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne. She then continued her education at the University of St. Francis in Fort...
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Nancy Carol Rogers

May 20, 2019

NANCY CAROL ROGERS, of Saint James City, Fla., passed away peacefully on Monday, May 20, 2019, at her home. Born Oct. 16, 1931, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Wendell and Elsie Mae Keating Robinson. She graduated from South Side High School in 1949. She worked in administration at Wolf & Dessauer Department store in Fort Wayne until her marriage to John A. Rogers. Nancy was very active...
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Judith C. Detwiler

May 20, 2019

Judith C. Detwiler passed away peacefully on May 20, 2019 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home. She was born on May 20, 1937 to Franklin and June Harris. She wed the love of her life Phillip Detwiler on May 16, 1957. Judith enjoyed many things in life including cooking for her family, a good cup of coffee, reading, bowling with her friends and most of all enjoying time with her family. "She was...
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Evelyn Lucille Timme

May 19, 2019

Evelyn Lucille Timme, age 94, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away peacefully at home on Sunday May 19, 2019 surrounded by her family. Evelyn was born June 15, 1924 in Fort Wayne, to the late Theodore Gephart and Velma (Heath) Voght. She was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church for many years. Evelyn was very passionate about sewing, gardening, cooking, reading the bible and singing. She...
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Sara Sally Brielmaier

May 19, 2019

Sara "Sally" Brielmaier, 77 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away Sunday, May 19th after a short battle with cancer. She was a loving mother, best friend and will be missed greatly. She will forever be loved and in our hearts. Sara was an aficionado and collector of snowmen and tablecloths and the family wishes to share their condolences to QVC for the loss of a valued Gold Member. She is survived by...
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Margaret I. Vaught

May 16, 2019

Margaret I. Vaught, 93, of Fort Wayne, went Home to the Lord on Thursday, May 16, 2019. She was born to the late Clell and Lucella (McBee) Jones on January 13, 1926 in Piqua, OH. On May 24, 1942 in Science Hill, KY she married the late Rev. Edward S. Vaught. Margaret was a devout Christian and was a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church, where her late husband was the pastor. She was the...
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M. Joan Brandt

May 16, 2019

M. Joan Brandt, 87, of Fort Wayne, went Home to the Lord on Thursday, May 16, 2019. She was born to the late Robert R. Smith and Mary Catherine (Grow) Smith in Versailles, OH on August 9, 1931. Joan started as an RN and became a caring mother to her four children. She was a gourmet cook and enjoyed her food and wine. She loved socializing with friends, traveling, Clear Lake, antique and gourmet...
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Marilyn J. Brown-Baumgartner

May 16, 2019

Marilyn J. Brown-Baumgartner, 86, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Kingston Care in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Baumgartner was born on January 19, 1933, in Avilla, IN to the late Russell C. Hippenhammer and Ople M. Smith. She graduated from Avilla High School. After high school, she went to work for Lincoln Life in Fort Wayne. On June 22, 1952, she married Lowell Brown at...
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Clarence William Figel

May 16, 2019

Clarence William Figel, Jr.94 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away May 16, 2019. He was born to the late Clarence W. and Melinda (Irmscher) Figel on December 25, 1924. He was the former owner of Figel Construction Co. Clarence proudly served his country during World War II. He was a 50 year member of the Summit City Lodge #170 F &AM. Clarence is survived by his children, Terry M. Figel, Patrick W....
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Terrence (Terry) Jack Gleave

May 15, 2019

Terrence "Terry" Jack Gleave, 72, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Buffalo, New York to the late Norman Hamilton Gleave and Alice Ethal Pixley. He was a 1964 graduate of Hutchinson Technical High School in Buffalo, New York. He then attended Indiana Institute of Technology in 1968 and graduated with a bachelor's in civil...
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Donna M. Foust

May 14, 2019

Donna M. Foust, 77, passed away on May 14, 2019. She was born in Van Wert, OH on November 14, 1941, the daughter of the late Lester and Velma Foust. In her spare time she enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning, sewing, and was an animal lover. She was one of ten children; Fern Green, Mary Hadley, Doris Foust, Dorothy Foust, Wayne Foust, Dale Foust, Ronald Foust, David Foust and Allen Foust. ...
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Cheryl Ann Rethlake

May 13, 2019

Cheryl Ann Rethlake, 61 of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019. She was born on Tuesday, April 22, 1958 in Fort Wayne to the late Harold and Phyllis (Warfel) Rethlake. Cheryl received a Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Frances College, Majoring in Mental Retardation and learning disabilities k-12. A Master's degree in Emotional Handicapped k- 12 from Indiana University Southeast....
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Linda Ann Sharp

May 13, 2019

Linda Ann Sharp, age 53, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Nuermberg, Bavaria, Germany on Oct.12, 1965 to Jimmie Ray Sharp, Sr. and Judith Elaine (Musser) Sharp. She was raised with a military background which included traveling all over the world. Linda graduated from Brown Mackie College with a degree in the medical field as an LPN. Linda...
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Elaine C. Drummond

May 11, 2019

Elaine C. Drummond, 92, passed peacefully Saturday, May 11, 2019 Fort Wayne. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack in 2015. They were married 66 years and loved to travel across the country, even in their 80's. They took many trips out west to National Parks, highlighted by Yellowstone, and visited all of the lower 48 states. All via car. Elaine was born to Oliver and Thelma ...
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Jackie Lee Ketron

May 11, 2019

Jackie Lee Ketron, 61, of New Haven, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019. He was born to the late Lloyd and Ines (Tabor) Ketron on September 8, 1957. Jackie is survived by his sons, Lee (Kelly) Ketron and Josh (Logan) Ketron; grandchildren, Peyton and Gideon Ketron; brother, Roger Ketron; and nieces, Amanda Ketron Allen and Daisy Harnish. Along with his parents, he was also preceded in...
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David Earl Burton

May 11, 2019

David Earl Burton, 92, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019. He was born to late David Earl and Amy (Bass) Burton Sr. on October 14, 1926 in St. Louis, MO. David proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on LST 1053. He retired from International Harvester in 1987 after 39 years. He was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan. David was also a member of the Masonic Lodge,...
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Edward F. Kokosa

May 11, 2019

Edward F. Kokosa, 87, died Saturday, May 11, 2019 surrounded by the loving support of his family. Born in Fort Wayne to the late Peter and Stella Kokosa, he graduated from Central Catholic High School and worked as an inspector with Dana Corp. for 45 years, retiring in 1995. In his free time Ed enjoyed camping and fishing. The best catch of his life was finding Lois Ann Saalfrank, whom he married...
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Marlene (Kay) Dixon

May 11, 2019

Marlene "Kay" Dixon, 80, passed away on May 11, 2019. She was born on June 26, 1938, in Liberty, IN at home, the daughter of the late Virgil and Pauline Belden. Kay married James Dixon on June 15, 1957 and they spent 54 years together before his passing. Kay and Jim enjoyed attending Komet Hockey games and were season ticket holders for many years. She was a sports fan, especially of IU...
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Henry "Vic" V. Rigsby

May 8, 2019

Henry "Vic" V. Rigsby, 71, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. He was born on March 27, 1948 in Washington, DC to the late Henry Victor Rigsby Sr and Ruth (Schooler) Girdner. Vic was an electrician for several years retiring from the City of Fort Wayne after 25 years and then owned Rigsby Electric. He was a member of the Leo Masonic Lodge, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, Mizpah Shrine...
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Ruth A. Malich

May 8, 2019

Ruth A. Malich, our dear mother, passed away at age 96 1/2, on May 8, 2019, at the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Born in San Benito, Texas in 1922 to Jakob and Elsie (Christensen) Schneider. She was the third of eight children. She was married in 1947 and blessed with four children. She will be met by her Heavenly Father, her husband of 56 years, H.I. "Irv" Malich, and her...
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Rodney (Scottie) Ferrell

May 7, 2019

Rodney "Scottie" Ferrell, 57, passed away on May 7, 2019. He was born on June 13, 1961, in Fort Wayne, IN. Scottie was a graduate of Southside High School where he excelled at basketball. He also attended South Plains College in Plainview, TX. Scottie worked as the Director of Network Operations at CRST Specialized Transportation for over 35 years. Scottie was an avid golfer and was a member...
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William J. (Bill) Bieker

May 7, 2019

William J. "Bill" Bieker, 80, Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Logansport, Indiana, he was the son of the late Aloysius "Al" and Mary Elizabeth (Keller) Bieker. He graduated from Logansport High School, the Indiana College of Mortuary Science and was a US Army Veteran. Bill was a longtime member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic...
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Louis Dean Geller

May 7, 2019

Louis Dean Geller, 85, of Ft. Wayne, IN passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2019. He was born on August 9, 1933 the son of Clifford and Viola Geller. Louis was a very caring person. He enjoyed being around others and spending time with family and friends. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, fisherman, conservationist, counselor, father, "Grandpa Lou", great-grandfather and friend to many. He started...
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Robert Joseph Kosiarek

May 6, 2019

ROBERT JOSEPH KOSIAREK, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 6, 2019, surrounded by his family. "Bob" or "G Bob", as his grandkids called him, was born July 2, 1935 in Chicago, Ill. along with his identical twin brother and closest friend Dick, who preceded him in death. An Air Force veteran of the Korean War, Bob graduated from Indiana Institute of Technology where he made...
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Irwin Mallin

May 6, 2019

Irwin Mallin, 56, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away on Monday, May 6th, 2019 surrounded by friends, love, and laughter. He was born June 20th, 1962 in Syracuse, New York, the only child of his parents, Zurick Mallin and Evelyn Esther (Karlson) Mallin. Irwin spent most of his childhood and young adult life with his father, Zurick, and uncle, Towia, both born in Mlawa, Poland. Zurick and Towia...
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Mary (Peggy) Margaret Armstrong

May 5, 2019

Mary "Peggy" Margaret Armstrong, 91, of Ft. Wayne, IN, passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 5th, 2019. Peggy, as she was known by her family and friends, was a sweet and caring person who always had a friendly smile for everyone. She was born on May 13, 1927 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Ida May (Strohm) and Dr. Lawrence Shinabery. She was the younger sister to Sarah (Sally) and older sister to...
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Wayne L. Wever

May 5, 2019

Wayne L. Wever, 81, passed away on May 5, 2019. He was born on December 15, 1937 to the late George Robert Lee Wever and Nellie Riddle Wever. Wayne worked at Navistar for a number of years before his retirement and was a member of Blackhawk Ministries. He attended Dayton High School in Dayton, KY and went on to graduate from Pacific Western University with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer...
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Donna Jane (nee May) Phillips

May 4, 2019

Donna Jane (nee May) Phillips, 80 passed away peacefully, Saturday, May 4, 2019 at her home in Fort Wayne, IN. Mrs. Phillips was born October 23, 1938, to the late William P. and Isabelle T. May. She was a graduate of Biscayne Bay Private School, Miami Beach, Florida. Surviving are her husband of 61 years, William C. Phillips Sr., daughters Kincsem M. (Robert) Villers, Aimee E. Snyder, Jennifer...
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Walter F. Stocker

May 4, 2019

Walter F. Stocker, 86, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Heritage Park Health Care. He was born on July 22, 1932 in New York City, NY the son of William Stocker. He married Claire W. (Wesche) Stocker who preceded him in death in 2014. Walter worked at GTE for over 25 years and retired in 1997. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America. He was a Marine veteran of the Korean War. Walter...
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Kenneth John Gigli

May 4, 2019

Kenneth John Gigli, 78, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019 at his home in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Fort Wayne to the late John Gigli and Helen Neal. He was a 1958 graduate of Central Catholic High School. Ken then attended Indiana University and received his bachelor's degree in European History and his master's degree in Public Affairs. He married Carol (Simmons) Gigli in November of 1999...
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