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James A. Reynolds

April 16, 2014

James A. Reynolds passed away on Wednesday, April, 16, 2014. He was born in New Haven, Connecticut to Charles F. and Lucy V. (Graham) Reynolds on October 17, 1921. James served honorably in the United States Navy during World War II. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Indiana Tech in 1949. He married Marie C. Obringer in 1949; she preceded him in death on...
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Betty J. Fortuna

April 16, 2014

Betty J. Fortuna , 88, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Detroit, MI, Betty was the co-owner of Fortuna's Restaurant in Adrian, MI. Surviving are her daughter Margaret (Jerry) Novak of Dearborn, MI; daughter Judy (John) Torrice of Coldwater, MI; daughter Clarita (Robert) Beslack of Apopka, FL; son Marino (Nina) Fortuna of Novi, MI; daughter Nicolina (Robert)...
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Cheryl S. Lawrence

April 15, 2014

Cheryl S. Lawrence, 65, died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Fort Wayne, IN. Born in Kalamazoo, MI, Cheryl was a radiologic technologist. She was active with the Junior League of Westchester (NY) and had a passion for birds and gardening. Surviving are her son, Linwood Grant (Becky) Lawrence IV of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Linwood G. "Quint" Lawrence V and Sarah Lawrence; brother,...
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Glenn T. Leaming

April 15, 2014

Glenn T. Leaming, 81, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Glenn was a carpenter and mill foreman with Broadview Lumber for 41 years, retiring in 1996. He was a US Army Korean War veteran. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Barbara Leaming of Fort Wayne; children, Jeanne (Thomas) Hartman of Fort Wayne, Steven (Sandra) Leaming of Lansing, MI, and Laura Leaming of Indianapolis;...
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Betty J. Blackburn

April 13, 2014

Betty J. Blackburn, 91, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Betty worked at GE for 40 years, retiring in 1980. She enjoyed gardening, birds, butterflies, dogs and loved her grandkids. Surviving are her daughters, Jacque (Harvey) Meyer of Huntertown and Rita Goodwin of Wolcottville; sister, Evelyn Dennis of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Matt, Jason, Nichole and Stephanie; and...
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Lewis Lester Atkinson

April 12, 2014

Lewis Lester Atkinson, 94, died April 12 at home in Huntertown. He was born on June 15, 1919 in Oxford, Indiana. He was a proud graduate of Purdue University as a mechanical engineer. He married Jeanne Mahoney on October 18, 1941 and left soon after for Europe and World War II. He served in the army as captain in the 8th artillery division and was awarded both the bronze and silver stars. ...
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Jacqueline S. Tittle

April 12, 2014

Jacqueline S. Tittle , 75, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014. Surviving are her lifetime companion, Charles Angus of Fort Wayne, IN and his 4 children; daughter, Rhonda Smith of Fort Wayne, IN; sons, James (Michelle) Rieger of Oregon, OH and Steve Matzinger of Fort Wayne; 17 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Funeral Service is Thursday, 3:00 pm, April 17, 2014 at Mungovan and Sons...
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Karen S. Nagel

April 12, 2014

Karen S. Nagel, 62, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Fort Wayne, Karen earned her masters degree from Ball State University. She was a teacher with Fort Wayne Community Schools for the past 32 years. She was a board member on the Humane Society. She enjoyed antiques, gardening, camping, traveling, and spending time with her family. Surviving...
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Margaret J. Engle

April 12, 2014

Margaret J. Engle, 90, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014. Born in Garrett, IN, Margaret worked as an insurance associate with Lincoln Life for 29 years. Surviving are her son David (Linda) Hontz of Fort Wayne; daughter Patricia Persons of Fort Wayne; son John (Rinda) Hontz of Fort Wayne; 11 grandchildren, and 14 great-granchildren. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband of 23...
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James (Jim) Hawkins

December 22, 1932 - April 12, 2014

James "Jim" Hawkins, 81, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 12, 2014 at I.U. Methodist Hospital. Born in Lafayette, Jim served in the Army Airborne during the Korean War. He retired from International Harvester in 1982 after 30 years of service. He was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church and past member of the Mizpah Shrine. Jim enjoyed fishing, racing, Indiana Basketball,...
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Richard (Dick) Beard

July 31, 1924 - April 12, 2014

Richard "Dick" Beard, 89, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Buffalo, NY, Dick earned his bachelor degree in Electric Engineering from Cornell University. Upon graduation he was honored and privileged to be chosen as the engineer of the Freedom Train which traveled 33,000 miles on 52 tracks displaying more than 100 historical documents including the...
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Michael Forkert

April 12, 2014

Michael A. Forkert, 53, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN, Michael graduated from Elmhurst HS 1978. He worked as a Mechanical Engineer with XY Tool LaOtto IN and formerly worked at Glaze Tool and Engineering and AMT Tool and Die. He was a member of Ft. Wayne Inventors Club and held a patent on a golf ball retriever. He...
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James Joseph Miklos

April 11, 2014

James Joseph Miklos, 69, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Barberton, OH, James received his Master's degree in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. He was past president of the Tanbark Community Association and the National Purchasing Managers Association. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and tying fishing...
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Angelo (Andy) Ianucilli, Jr.

April 11, 2014

Angelo " Andy" Ianucilli Jr, 82, of Fort Wayne Indiana passed away on Friday, April 11th 2014. Angelo was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on December 15th, 1931 to Angelo and Mary Ianucilli. He graduated from Central high school in 1950. Angelo joined the Air Force in October 1951 and served his country during the Korean War. He was Honorably discharged from the Air Force in October 1955 . Angelo...
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Mary (CeCe) Smith

September 24, 1927 - April 11, 2014

Mary C. "CeCe" Smith, 86, entered into Heaven peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, April 11, 2014. She was born to the late Theodore and Mary Ida (Walter) Essig. She dedicated her life to loving and caring for her family, teaching them to love the Lord. Many lives were enriched by her servant's heart and gentle, kind spirit. She ministered to others by serving in the United...
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Lee L. Kuhns

April 11, 2014

Lee L. Kuhns, 82, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014, at his residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Arthur, IL, Lee was Owner of Lee Kuhns & Associates for 14 years. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church, a Korean War Army veteran and a graduate of Eastern Illinois University. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Georgia L. Kuhns of Fort Wayne; sons, Brad (Lisa) Kuhns and Brian Kuhns, both of Fort...
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Steve Nelson

April 10, 2014

Steve Nelson met his Savior Thursday, April 10, 2014. He was born February 17, 1948, in Fort Wayne. He worked at Don Halls restaurant for 20 years. Steve had a love for God, his family, friends, and animals. He always had a smile on his face and loved to walk everywhere. Survivors include his sister, Sodonna Tuttle; John Poland; and several family and friends.He was preceded in death by his...
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Mary Lynn Kane

April 10, 2014

Mary Lynn Kane, 65, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014. Surviving are her loving husband of 25 years Larry Kane of Fort Wayne, son Joseph Brian (Maryanne) Dickinson, step-children Paul (Pamela) Kane, Leslie (John) Cooley, Daryl (Robert) Reid, son-in-law, Dennis Holiday, grandchildren Andrew Dickinson, Derek Holiday, Amber Holiday, step-grandchildren Jessica, Nicholas, Samuel Kane, Joshua,...
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Anthony (Tony) R. Silva

April 10, 2014

Anthony "Tony" R. Silva, 37, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Tony worked as a US postal worker for 19 years. He attended Pathway Community Church. Surviving are his parents Chris and Mary Silva of Fort Wayne; brother Brian Silva of New Haven, IN; grandfather Robert Silva of Avilla, IN; a niece, nephew, many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Memorials may...
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Bradley T. Shade

April 10, 2014

Bradley T. Shade, 27, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014. Born in Sioux City, IA, on August 2, 1986, Brad was a firefighter-paramedic for the City of Westfield and a real estate agent for F.C.Tucker. He was an avid Penn State football fan that enjoyed helping people. Surviving are his wife, Casey Shade of Fishers; parents, Mike and Mel Shade of Fort Wayne; siblings, Shay (Scott) Clamme of...
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Viola M. Grunwald

April 10, 2014

Viola M. Grunwald, 99, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Viola was a homemaker and a Charter Member of North Christian Church. She was also Past President of the Allen County Extension Homemakers Club. Surviving are her son, Ronald J. (Shirley) Grunwald of Fort Wayne; granddaughter, Pamela L. Grunwald of Chicago, IL; one...
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Roger J. Huber

April 10, 2014

Roger J. Huber, 89, passed away April 10, 2014. Surviving are his wife of 67 years Mary Huber; son Steven (Judy) Huber; son Ronald (Joan) Huber; son Dennis (Stephanie) Huber; daughter Linda (George Jr.) Peppas; 8 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren; brothers Thomas "Joe" Huber and Franklin Huber; and sisters Barbara Horstmeyer, Diana Halter, and Norma Jean Milliken. He was preceded...
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Shamiran (Odisho) Cramer

April 10, 2014

Shamiran (Odisho) Cramer, 59, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Thursday, April 10, 2014. She is now resting in peace in the arms of her heavenly Father.She was born in Habbaniyah, Iraq and moved to Fort Wayne, IN in 1979. She worked most recently in Nutritional Services at Lutheran Rehabilitation Hospital. She was a member of the St. John Chrysostom Church in Fort Wayne, IN and...
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Timothy P. Smith

April 9, 2014

Timothy P. Smith, 57, went home to be with Jesus Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Born in Bellefontaine, OH, Tim was an IT director with Sirva for 38 years. He was a member of First Assembly of God and was passionate about serving the Lord. Tim enjoyed camping, golfing and all outdoor activities and loved his family and grand babies. Surviving are his wife, Donna Smith of Arcola; children, David (Traci)...
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Sara L. Brantley

April 8, 2014

Sara L. Brantley, 87, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in Bradenton, FL. Born in Wadesboro, NC, she was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. Surviving are her daughter Beverly A. Reis of Portland, OR; son Gary D. Brantley of Bradenton, FL; 2 grandchildren Robynn Wearley and Adam Reis; sister Willie Nance of Harrisburg, NC; sister Eloise Coley of Wadesboro, NC; brother Charlie Horne of...
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Dorothy A. Lott

April 8, 2014

Dorothy A. Lott, 83, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Surviving are her daughters Cherrie (Robert) Ryan and Merrie (Curtis) Voltz; sons John Payton, James Payton, Robert (Suzi) Payton, George Payton, and Richard Payton; 19 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren; sisters Rose (Tony) Cotterman and Florence Smith; and brother George (Barb) Mason. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Mary Alice Cline

April 8, 2014

Mary Alice Cline, 89, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at her residence in Chesterton. Born in Fort Wayne, Mary worked as a Register Nurse for 32 years, retiring in 1978. She was a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church and a graduate of St. Joesph Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1946. Surviving are her son, Steven D. Cline of Lakeville; son, Stanley (Carolyn) Cline of Fort Wayne...
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Dorothy E. Hartzog

April 8, 2014

Dorothy E. Hartzog, 83, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at her home in Fort Wayne. Dorothy was a native and lifetime resident of Ft. Wayne and graduated from Central Catholic HS 1947. Dorothy worked at GE Aerospace for over 30 years, She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and General Electric Elex Club. Surviving are her sons Richard Sterling (Sherri) Hartzog II of Mongo, IN...
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Anthony (Tony) S. Martone

April 8, 2014

Anthony "Tony" S. Martone , 81, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born December, 13, 1932 in Fort Wayne, IN, He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School Class of 1951. Anthony worked as a switchman, supervisor, and director of safety with GTE for 37 1/2 years, retiring in 1990. He was the Commissioner of the PAL Football League...
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Bonnie J. Deermer

April 8, 2014

Bonnie J. Deermer, 66, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Born in Columbus, OH, Bonnie retired from Parkview Hospital and had worked for ONE. She was an avid Komets fan and enjoyed playing cards. Bonnie loved life and lived it compassionately. She loved her family and friends. Bonnie was a kind, caring, supportive, and gracious woman who was joyful, prayful and thankful. She was a...
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Richard W. Stang

April 8, 2014

Richard W. Stang , 73, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Bethlehem Woods Rehab Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Elyria, OH, Richard worked as a union carpenter with Local 232 for 20 years, and was a U S Navy veteran. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and fishing. Surviving are his wife, Theresa Landis Stang of Fort Wayne, IN; daughters, Kim (Tom) Krueck of Miamisburg, OH, Kellie Miller of...
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Antonio L. Nino

April 7, 2014

Antonio L. Nino, 44, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital. Service is 10:30 am, Thursday, April 10, 2014 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 2120 S. Harrison with calling one hour prior. Calling at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue Wednesday from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
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Ralph R. Kugler, Sr.

April 7, 2014

Ralph R. Kugler Sr., 86, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014. Surviving are his loving wife of 59 years, Freda Kugler; sons Malen (Marie) Kugler, Ralph (Kim) Kugler Jr.; James (Betty) Biggs, Thomas "Art" (JoAnn) Biggs; 17 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Ralph was preceded in death by parents Jay and Mary Kugler, sons Jack and Larry Biggs, his two sisters,...
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John C. Wauchek

April 7, 2014

John C. Wauchek, 85, passed away on April 7, 2014. Surviving are his loving wife of 26 years, Sherry D. Wauchek; children John D. Wauchek; Debbie (Terry) Argerbright, Diana (Danny) Fitch, Michael Knowles; Dori (Michael ) Westrick; Darlene (Jim) Boukal of NE, Donna (John) Jones; Brad (Joan) Bradley; and Karl Knowles; his former spouse, Liboria (Bobby) Lawson; 13 grandchildren; and 11...
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Raymond Daniel Spencer

April 6, 2014

Raymond (Dan) Spencer , 66, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014. Surviving are his cousin, Kristine Brubaker of Fort Wayne; cousin, Lori (David) Brubaker Thornton of Logansport; cousin, Tracy Brubaker Matus of Crown Point. Raymond was preceded in death by parents, Raymond and Jeanne Spencer. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society.
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Jerry Wayne Hudson

April 6, 2014

Jerry Wayne Hudson, 66, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014. Born in Auburn, Jerry was a retired machinist. Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Suzanne "Sonnie" Hudson of Leo; children, Tammy (Tom) Cheviron of Huntertown, Kelly Harter of Harlan, James (Kimberly) of Harlan and Jason (Melissa) of Leo; brothers, Ford of Butler, James (Cheryl) of Leo and Jeff (Sara) of Leo; sisters, Jeanenne (Norm)...
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Larry J. White

April 6, 2014

Rev. Larry J. White, 64, entered heaven rejoicing, Sunday, April 6, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Elwood, IN, He received his masters degree in theology and family counseling. He was an evangelist for several years and became the Pastor of the First Pentecostal Church, and served there for 28 years. He was a member of The Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ. Surviving are his wife, Nadine of...
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Jeanette (Jean) Palmer

April 5, 2014

Jeanette (Jean) Palmer died Saturday, April 5, at St. Anne Home. Born Jeanette Lopshire July 7, 1923, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jean was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was educated at St. Jude School and Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne. She married William (Bill) Palmer June 22, 1946 at St. Andrew's parish and remained an active supporter of St. Andrew's...
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Diane Babich Wolf

April 5, 2014

Diane Babich Wolf, 85, exited a life well lived & well-loved on Saturday, April 5, 2014. She was born in Elyria, OH, the youngest and 11th child of Mendel & Leah Babich. She had been a Ft. Wayne Resident for over 50 years. She was an active member of Binai Jacob Synagogue & a Board member for well over a decade. Survivors include her sons Ed (Judy) Wolf; Jeffrey Wolf & daughter Loni Wolf....
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Richard Barkley

April 3, 2014

Richard E. Barkley, 84, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Consulate Health Care in Port Charlotte,FL. Richard retired as a salesman from Wise International and was the past Masonic Worshipful Master of Home Lodge. Richard was a long time member of Salem United Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Jacqueline Barkley; children: Scott (Brenda) Barkley, Patricia Wiegman, Steven ...
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Lois W. Dial

September 5, 1925 - April 3, 2014

Lois W. Dial, 88, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Golden Years Homestead in Ft. Wayne. A lifelong resident of Ft. Wayne, her passion for gardening and warm summer days was second only to being 'Grandma'. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she will be dearly missed by her daughter, Janet (Michael) Bultemeier of Ft. Wayne, granddaughters, Lisa (Tim) Scheurich and Cindy ...
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Kathleen Hanke

April 3, 2014

Kathleen I. Hanke, 57, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Indianapolis, IN, Kathleen worked as a Social Worker and also worked at Peace Montessori. She was a loving mother and grandmother and loved animals, animal rescue, and skiing. She was a hard worker and took her education seriously; she was very close to attaining her Master's Degree. Surviving are...
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Helen A. Doehrman-Schmieman

April 3, 2014

Helen A. Doehrman-Schmieman, 91, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Helen worked as a Secretary with Northeast Indiana Urology for 20 years, retiring in 1992. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church and their Rosary Society, The Marions, Daughters of Isabella, American Legion Auxillary #296, Red Hat Society, and RSVP. ...
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Lois Jean Kawiecki

April 3, 2014

Lois Jean Kawiecki, 92, went home to the Lord on Thursday, April 3, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Lois was a 1939 graduate of Central High School and retired from Sears after 40 years. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Lois was a faithful wife, loving mother, grandmother and friend to all. She had a smile for everyone and was generous to all. Surviving are her children, Sue ...
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Carl (Ted) Scheimann

April 3, 2014

Carl "Ted" Scheimann, 82, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014. Surviving are his daughter, Lee (John) Nine of Hudson, IN; daughter Carla Weiss of Fort Lauderdale, FL; and his granddaughter Martha (Ryne) Dye of Fishers, IN. Carl was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn Scheimann; parents Carl and Martha Scheimann; brother Max Scheimann; and his sister Emily Scheimann. Memorials may be made...
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Marie B. (Baxter) Ward

April 1, 2014

Marie B. (Baxter) Ward, 75, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Surviving are her husband, David Ward; daughter, Nicole Baxter; daughter, Tamra Baxter; son, Ronald Baxter; grandchildren, Corey Baxter; Kayla Baxter; Kassandra Deandra; Jamie Baxter; Lilly Marie Baxter; one great-grandchild; sister, Gloria Matthews; sister, Sandra Litten. was preceded in death by parents, Forest McCutcheon and...
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Lila Lee Stalf

April 1, 2014

Lila Lee Stalf, 85, of Fremont, IN, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Lila retired from Sears. She enjoyed spending time with her family, painting, playing games, working jigsaw puzzles and camping. Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Richard Stalf of Fremont; sons, David Stalf of Gary, Larry (Gail) Stalf of Farwell, MI, and Dan (Janet) Stalf of Angola; brother, William...
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William Dean Bryan

March 31, 2014

William Dean Bryan, 50, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014. Calling is 2:00 pm. - 4 pm. Friday, April 4, 2014, at Mungovan and Sons Memorial Chapel 2114 South Calhoun Street. Memorials may be made to the family.
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Janelle R. (Zurcher) Fosnaugh

March 31, 2014

Janelle R. (Zurcher) Fosnaugh, 52, went to her heavenly home on Monday, March 31, 2014. Born in Krugersdorp, South Africa, she was the daughter of missionaries Rev. Norman and Carol Zurcher. Janelle earned her Bachelor's degree from Olivet Nazarene University. Janelle was a woman of God. She loved to worship the Lord and share His love with others. That passion for the Lord led her and her...
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Maria Rodriguez

March 31, 2014

Maria Rodriguez, 59, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in San Benito, TX, Maria worked with H.J. Heinz for 37 years, retiring in 2004. She enjoyed music, dancing, reading, playing games on her tablet, and spending time with her family. Surviving are her sisters Gloria Rodriguez of Raymondville, TX, Raquel Pena of Fremont, OH,brother Salvador (Vicki)...
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Joan L. Erickson

March 30, 2014

Joan L. Erickson, 78, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014. Born in Boonville, IN, Joan received her master's degree in education from Indiana University and retired from Fort Wayne Community Schools. She was active with the Arlington Retired Teachers Bunch and was an avid IU basketball fan who enjoyed making crafts and selling them at craft shows. Surviving are her sons; Rick (Cheri) Erickson,...
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Johnnie M. (Bonnie) Williams

March 30, 2014

Johnnie M. "Bonnie" Williams, 66, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Surviving are her sons Rufus Carswell, Lawrence Awaiyi, Robby Carswell, four grandchildren, sisters Katie "Penny" (Larry) Craig, Minnie Smith, Mary Griffin, and brother Willie C. Williams. Bonnie was preceded in death by parents Ed and Viola Williams and son Johnny E. Williams. No Service...
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George D. Artoux

March 30, 2014

George D. Artoux, 71, went to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Born in San Francisco, CA, on September 9, 1942, George was a truck driver with United Parcel Freight for 25 years. He was an active member of Harvester Avenue Missionary Church where he enjoyed being involved with the bus ministry and loved helping people. Surviving are his wife...
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Lois C. Dillman

March 30, 2014

Lois C. Dillman, 85, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014 at her home in Columbia City. Born in Warsaw, Lois earned her associated degree in nursing and was an RN with The Townhouse for 17 years, retiring in 1988. She was an active member of Beacon Light Chapel. Lois enjoyed knitting, crochet, but most of all spending time with her family. She loved her family and cherished her grandchildren. ...
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Jewell Tomey

March 30, 2014

Jewell Tomey, 89, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Monon, IN, Jewell worked as a Cashier with First Stop for 4yrs years, retiring in 2007. She also worked at Montgomery Wards for 10 years, Belmont as department manager for 10 years and Keltsch Pharmacy for 10 yrs. She loved the outdoors, playing golf, and spending time with her friends. Surviving are...
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Bonnie L. Kinney

March 30, 2014

Bonnie L. Kinney, 62, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 30, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Bonnie was a full time mother, relative, and friend. She also worked as a group leader with Lake End Sales for 16 years and was a merchandiser with Kohl's. Bonnie attended Central Church and was an active volunteer with the Kohl's A-Team program. She lived by the motto, "God is...
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Martha L. Grimes

January 12, 1934 - March 30, 2014

Martha L. Grimes, 80, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Fort Wayne. Born in New Bremen, OH, Martha worked as a Merchandising Assistant with J. C. Penney for 24 years, retiring in 1994. She was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church. Surviving are her son, Michael C. Grimes of Fort Wayne; daughter, Kathy S. (Chris) Porch of Fayetteville, GA; daughter, Kristina K. Grimes of Galloway, OH;...
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Oscar E. Lasley

January 6, 1917 - March 30, 2014

Oscar E. Lasley, 97, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Lutheran Life Villages at Pine Valley in Fort Wayne. Born in Middlesboro, KY, Oscar was a WWII Army Veteran. He worked for Peter Eckrich and Sons for 29 years, retiring in 1981. He was a member of Blackhawk Ministries. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and woodworking. He loved his family and cherished his grandchildren. Surviving are his...
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Lilliana Nikole Preston

March 29, 2014

Lilliana Nikole Preston, was stillborn Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her mother, Kayla Marie Preston; grandfather, James Preston; grandmother, Dawn Bair; great-grandparents, James and Betty Biggs; great-great-grandparents, Ralph And Freda Kugler; uncle, James Preston; aunt, Kevonna Biggs; aunt, Tayler-Kaye Park. Graveside Service is...
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Geneva G. Morrow-Motz

March 29, 2014

Geneva G. Morrow-Motz, 96, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Independent Village in White Lake, MI. Born in Wabash, IN, Geneva worked as an Underwriter with Brotherhood Mutual for 23 years, retiring in 1982. She was a member of First Missionary Church. Surviving are her son, LaMoine L. (Sandra) Motz of White Lake, MI; daughter, Karen K. (James) Heck of Sun Lakes, AZ; 4 grandchildren, 8...
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Shirley J. (Reade) Black

April 15, 1937 - March 29, 2014

Shirley J. (Reade) Black passed away in her home on Saturday March 29, 2014 in Ossian, Indiana. Born on April 15, 1937 in Plato, Indiana. She was a devoted daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. She served as a pastor's wife for 54 years and 36 of them were spent ministering and serving at Tillman Road Church of God in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Of those 54 years, she was a Sunday school teacher and...
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Haley M. Nellum

December 9, 1996 - March 29, 2014

Haley M. Nellum age17 passed away Saturday March 29, 2014 in Ft Wayne, IN She was a native and lifetime resident of Ft. Wayne, IN, Haley was a sophomore at Bishop Dwenger High School and a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Haley was always very devoted to her interests and passions in her life. The most important, was being with her family and friends. She was a very happy girl and...
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Betty L. Gilbert

August 4, 1926 - March 29, 2014

Betty L. Gilbert, passed away Saturday at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, and graduated from South Side HS. Betty retired in 1983 after 31 years of employment with Lincoln Life. Surviving are her sons, Dennis, Ronald (Amy), and Jeffrey (Judy); sister, Helen; grandchildren, David, John, Jillian, Andrew, Jeana, Ashley, and 9 great...
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Cort Evans Shuler

March 28, 2014

Cort Evans Shuler, 66, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, March 28th 2014. A life- long resident of Fort Wayne, he graduated from North Side High School in 1966. Cort spent 47 years in retail trade. He worked in management at various jewelers including co-owner of Cousins Jewelers, retiring in 2005. He loved family, friends, golf and woodworking. He leaves behind...
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Evelyn Dawson

March 28, 2014

Evelyn F. Dawson, 92, passed away Friday, March 28, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Evelyn worked as a traffic engineer for 37 years with AT&T, retiring in 1977. She served as a volunteer at Parkview Hospital Randallia for over 10 years. Surviving are her devoted friend Betty Steinbacher of Fort Wayne; cousins Judy (Louis) Zhitomi and Lois VanWagner both of Prospect, CT; family Pamela Groves and...
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Robert F. Bercot

November 24, 1927 - March 28, 2014

Robert F. Bercot, 86, passed away Friday, March 28, 2014, at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Robert was a self employed farmer. He was a member of Most Precious Blood Catholic Church and he was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Sonia Bercot of Fort Wayne; granddaughter, Jennifer Navarro of Fort Wayne; granddaughter, Jami Toussaint of Rowlett,...
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Edward E. Helmke

March 28, 2014

Edward E. Helmke, 88, went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, March 28, 2014. Surviving are his sons Gary Helmke of Fort Wayne, Larry Helmke of Portland, OR, granddaughters, Alex Ann and Kylee Lee Helmke, brothers Robert Helmke of Fort Wayne, Howard Helmke of Columbia City, and sister Trudy Freeman of Fort Wayne. Ed was preceded in death by parents Otto and Alvina Helmke and wife Phyllis ...
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Nicole Johnson Mosley

July 19, 1977 - March 27, 2014

Nicole R. (Franklin) Johnson-Mosley, 36, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in fort Wayne, Nicole was a graduate of Homestead High School. She was currently working for Safety Wear. Nicole enjoyed reading, swimming, playing board games and corn hole, but most of all spending time at the park with her boys. She had a very competitive and loving personality and...
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Victoria A. Ryan

March 27, 2014

Victoria A. Ryan, 85, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014. Surviving are her daughter, Stephanie A. (Green) Brown; daughter, Pamela K. (Thomas) (Green) Hansen; daughter, Lynn Jones; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two nephews and three nieces. Victoria was preceded in death by first husband, William L. Green; second husband, Clarence A. Jones; third...
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Josef E. Onz

March 27, 2014

Josef E. Onz, 86, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014. Born in Znaim, Czech Republic, Josef was a self employed electronics repairman that enjoyed the challenge of fixing anything. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Maria Onz; son, Gary Onz; daughter, Elisabeth Onz all of Fort Wayne; sister, Maria Henke of Germany; granddaughter, Tina (Matt) Willis; and great grandchildren, Alexis, Austin and...
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Hilda I. Schroeder

March 27, 2014

Hilda I Schroeder , 104, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her sons, Greg Schroeder and Thomas (Pam) Schroeder both of Fort Wayne; grandson, Todd S Schroeder of Fort Wayne. Hilda was preceded in death by parents, Elmer and Goldie Volkert, husband, Wayne E Schroeder, sisters, Melba Yinger and Freida Guilford; brothers, Harold and Earl...
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Chase Javon Marsh

March 26, 2014

Intant Chase Javon Marsh passed away March 25, 2014 in Fort Wayne . Chase is survived by parents Marquel Marsh and Maxine Newson. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Marie Thornburg

March 26, 2014

Marie Thornburg, 89, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in New Haven, Marie worked with Magnavox for 8 years, retiring in 1988. She was a member of St. Michael Lutheran Church and the Adams and Allen County Geneology Society. Surviving are her daughter Linda (John) Bresler of Columbia City, IN; daughter Diana McKinney of Tampa, FL; daughter Paula (Michael) Thiele of...
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Linda J. Rice

March 25, 2014

. Linda J. Rice, 66, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at her home in Ft. Wayne, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Kendallville, IN, Linda graduated from Kendallville HS 1965. She was a child care provider in her home for many years and later worked in customer service with Tower Advertising for 9 years. She was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Linda was very active with...
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Frank P. Bell

April 22, 1921 - March 25, 2014

Frank P. Bell, 92, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Frank was the owner of the National Cigar Store for 57 years, retiring in 2008. He was a U S Coast Guard WW II veteran and a member of American Legion Post #82. . Surviving are son, John (Cheryl) Bell of Fort Wayne, IN, daughters, Roseann Bell and Tammy Bell...
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Thomas Henry Berghoff

August 29, 1934 - March 25, 2014

Thomas Henry Berghoff, of Avon, IN died Tuesday, March 25 in Indianapolis, IN from Plasma Cell Leukemia His family was with him in the hospital during his short battle with the disease. He was born in Ft. Wayne August 29, 1934 and is the son of Kathryn and Dr. Raymond J. Berghoff of Ft. Wayne. Survived by his former wife Rhonda P. Berghoff (Clemens) his sister Margaret Tate, his favorite...
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Ruth I. Stone

March 24, 2014

Ruth I. Stone, 91, passed away Monday, March 24, 2014, at Kingston at Dupont in Fort Wayne. Born in Auburn, IN, Ruth was a 1940 graduate of Auburn High School and worked as an assembler with General Electric for 10 years. She was a member of First Christian Church South and Fort Wayne Chapter No. 432,OES; her hobbies included playing cards and fishing. Surviving are her son, Michael A Stone...
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Marvin D. Geeting

March 24, 2014

Marvin D. Geeting, 82, passed away Monday, March 24, 2014. Surviving are his wife Lillian Geeting, of Fort Wayne, children Bruce Geeting of Noblesville, Brian (Diane) Geeting, Cathea (Walter) Langley both of Fort Wayne, Ginger (Daniel) Lawrence of Huntertown, seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Marvin was preceded in death by parents Edison and Flossie Geeting Sr., first wife...
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Evea (Evie) M. Arnold

March 23, 2014

Evea "Evie" M. Arnold, 31, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014. Evea is survived by her loving parents and step parents; children: Christopher, Sabrina, Maddy, and Ress; and siblings, Joseph Arnold of New Haven, Angela and Andrew Fultz of Angola, and Matthew and Cory Luke, of Redford, MI. Service is at 2:00 pm, Friday, March 28, 2014 at - D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. ...
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Elsie V. Valestin

March 23, 2014

Elsie V. Valestin, 85, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014. Born in Chicago, IL, Elsie was a member of Parkview Seniors Club, Red Hat Society and Lifebridge Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother. Surviving are her daughter, Cathleen Davis; grandson, Shane Wyant; granddaughter, Kimberly Wilson; great-granddaughters, Adeline Wyant and Kelsey Wilson. Elsie was preceded in death by her...
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Stephen L. Reighter

March 22, 2014

Stephen L. Reighter, 67, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Steve was a plumber and steamfitter with Local 166 for 36 years, retiring in 2006. He was a member of Praise Lutheran Church, American Legion Post 499 and was a Vietnam Air Force Veteran. Steve enjoyed golfing, fishing, hockey and most of all IU basketball. He was an easygoing kindhearted man that always had a...
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Elizabeth Kristen Stanland

March 22, 2014

Elizabeth Kristen Stanland, 42, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014, at her residence in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her mother, Gretchen Stanland of Old Lyme, CT; daughters, Brianna and Noelle Stanland; son, Jordan Baio; son, Kolyn Cambell and his father, Kevin; brothers, David and Eric Stanland; two nieces and two nephews.
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John (Jay) Pelkington III

March 22, 2014

John "Jay" F. Pelkington III, 74, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014. Born in New York, NY, Jay attended St. Jude's Catholic School and was a '58 graduate from CC. A past President of the Homebuilder's Association he also belonged to the Coldwater Lake Sailing Club, Pine Valley Country Club, and was the honorary president of the GOOFS. He enjoyed sailing, golfing, sports, playing with his dogs,...
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Marian Jeanne (Young) Johnson

March 21, 2014

Marian Jeanne (Young) Johnson, 89, passed away March 21, 2014. Surviving are her daughters, Ramona (George "Corky") Berg, Janet (James) Stevenson and Sue (Len) Conley; grandchildren, Kristi (Mitchell) Eischens, Jeff Thorn, Aimee (Dan) Ritchie, Scott (Jennifer) Stevenson and Matthew (Katie) Stevenson; great-grandchildren, Cole and Connor Eischens, Katelyn Thorn, Catherine, Claire, Drew...
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Donald E. Ryan

March 21, 2014

Donald E. Ryan, 86, passed away peacefully Friday, March 21, 2014 in Fort Wayne. He reunites with Rita, his wife of 65 years, who passed away just three months ago. Don is survived by his children, Kent (Kim) of Noblesville, IN, Kevin (Amy) of Chicago, IL, Kerry (Brigid) of Hingham, MA, Tom (Colleen) of Omaha, NE, Rhonda (Rob) Winkeljohn of Fort Wayne, and Coleen (Jared) Parcell of Fort Wayne;...
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Raymond R. Sanfrey, Jr.

October 7, 1965 - March 21, 2014

Raymond R. Sanfrey Jr., 48, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014. Born in Warren, OH, Raymond worked as the CFO for UT Electronic Controls for over 8 years. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. He was devoted to his family and his work. He had a special love for his children and spent all of his time making sure his family was taken care of. He cherished spending time with his family above...
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Hubert (Rock) Hudson

March 21, 2014

Hubert "Rock" Hudson, age 91, went to live with The Lord on March 20, 2014. Rock is survived by his 5 children: Stephen Hudson (Jan), Cold Springs, KY; Susie Beer Ft. Wayne, IN; Clifton Hudson (Kelly), Ft. Wayne, IN; Jane Toor (Dan), Greenville, NC; Thomas Hudson (Sarah), Churubusco, IN. Rock had 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren whom he loved dearly. Ed and Terry Merry and Sam Beer are...
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Daniel J. Cummiskey

March 21, 2014

Dr. Daniel J. Cummiskey, 52, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014 at his home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife Charity Leist Cummiskey of Fort Wayne; father Patrick James Cummiskey of Savannah, GA; son Brian Cummiskey of West Lafayette, IN; daughters Carrie and Catherine Cummiskey of Fort Wayne; step-son Spencer Hummer of Fort Wayne; brothers Keith Cummiskey of Dallas, TX, and Kevin ...
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Steven Reeves

August 20, 1954 - March 20, 2014

Steven Reeves, 59, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in St. Louis, MO, Steven worked as a Custodian with Stewart Manufacturing. He was U.S. Air Force Veteran. Survivors include son Steven Conley of Fort Wayne; brother David Reeves of Huntington, IN. and and mother Patricia Reeves of Ft. Wayne. Burial in Marion National Cemetery , Marion,...
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Betty Funck

March 20, 2014

Betty L. (Good) Funck, 88, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Marion, IN, Betty worked as a Associate Professor with IPFW Nursing Department for 18 years, retiring in 1987 as professor emeritus. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and the IPFW Nursing Retirees Group. Surviving are her son, Bernard R. (Elizabeth)...
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Richard Cripe

March 20, 2014

Richard Cripe, 70, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife Lois "Jeanie" Cripe of Fort Wayne; son Greg (Angie) Cripe of Churubusco, IN; 2 step-grandchildren Lexy and Natalie; and brother Terry (Sally) Cripe of North Webster, IN. Richard was preceded in death by his parents Ernie and Gladys Cripe; sister Connie Smith and brother Butch Cripe. Memorials may be...
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William (Bill) A. Davis, Jr.

March 20, 2014

William "Bill" A. Davis Jr., 69, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, March 20, 2014. Born in Morris, MN, Bill graduated from Northside High School and Purdue University. He retired from GTE Data Services- Verizon and was a substitute teacher with Fort Wayne Community Schools. Bill was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church and a US Air Force veteran. Surviving are his wife, Jean Ryder Davis;...
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Alfred Maloley

March 20, 2014

Alfred Maloley, 100, died at his home on March 20. Born in Fort Wayne on May 24, 1913 to Lebanese immigrant parents, he remained a resident throughout his life. He was best known as the owner of the Maloley Grocery Stores of the greater Fort Wayne area and was a significant community leader. Coming from humble beginnings, Maloley earned a track scholarship to the University of Illinois in 1931...
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Gerald (Jerry) D. Musgrave

March 19, 2014

Gerald "Jerry" D. Musgrave, 81, died peacefully in his Fort Wayne home on March 19, 2014. He was a loving husband to his wife Kay Dennison Musgrave for nearly 60 years. He was born on May 5, 1932 in Hammond, IN. He was a polio survivor and orphaned while in his teens. While serving during the Korean War; he met his wife while stationed in Washington, D.C. They moved to Highland in 1958. He...
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Larry R. Dean

March 19, 2014

Larry R. Dean, 77, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at his home. Born in Goshen, IN, Larry was a CPA and retired from Heckman Bindery. He was a US Army Korean War veteran. Surviving are his daughter, Debra (Jack) Doyle; and son, David (Tamara) Dean, both of Fort Wayne; brothers, Ronald (Chris) Dean of Elkhart, and Thomas (Chieko Chambers) Dean of Hayward, CA; sisters, Susan (Donald)...
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Stephen Elick

March 18, 2014

Stephen Thomas Elick, 27, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Stephen was a student at Life Adult Day Academy. He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and volunteered at Kate's Kart and Vera Bradley Foundation. Stephen enjoyed cars, trains, cooking, crafts, ceramics, fishing and swimming and was an avid Brewers and Packers fan. Surviving...
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Sharon Herron

March 11, 1957 - March 18, 2014

Sharon Kay Herron, 57, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 2:30am, at home surrounded by her children and husband. Born March 11, 1957 in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Robert and Barbara Huebner. She graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School in 1975. Sharon was an entrepreneur who started both Any Occasion Balloons and French Ice Café. Surviving are her husband Kenneth Herron;...
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Rick Oliphant

May 27, 1948 - March 17, 2014

Rick Oliphant, 65, died on March 17, after a long battle with cancer. He was born on May 27, 1948 in Waterloo, Iowa. He began working at the Waterloo Pizza Hut in 1966 and served in the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam in 1968. After completing his tour of duty in Vietnam, he moved to Australia to open the first Pizza Hut in that country in 1970. He returned to Iowa in 1972 and met Dick...
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Thelma Ring

July 12, 1932 - March 17, 2014

Thelma Ring, 81, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014 at Emeritus of Fort Wayne. Born in Warsaw, Thelma earned a Masters Degree from St. Francis University. She was an RN for 50 years with multiple hospitals before retiring in 1990. She was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church and the Critical Care Nursing Association. Thelma enjoyed her Pepsi, shopping, crocheting, reading, playing...
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Chad Weaver

March 16, 2014

Chad Daniel Weaver, 27, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Dayton, OH. Chad was born in Fort Wayne, Surviving are his mother, Cheri Dinnen of Fort Wayne; brother, Christopher D. Weaver of Fort Wayne; aunt, Carol Dinnen of Fort Wayne; step-mother, Nancy Weaver of Fort Wayne; 2 great aunts and 1 great uncle and many cousins of FL. Chad was preceded in death by father, Carl D. Weaver, and...
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