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Tong Wan Kim

April 23, 2015

Tong Wan Kim, 77, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Tong Wan worked as a machinist with Foamex for over 30 years. He was a founding member of the First Presbyterian Church Korean congregation and served as an Elder. Tong Wan also enjoyed golfing and fishing. Surviving are his wife, Chun Hui Kim of Fort Wayne; daughter, Hyon Chu Diana (Jai Son )...
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Steven Thomas Bradfield, Jr.

April 22, 2015

Steven Thomas Bradfield Jr., 38, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Stevie was a machinist most of his life. He was a loving soul that had a golden heart. Stevie enjoyed fishing, grilling, lake time, and loved his family, kids and animals. Surviving are his wife, Crystal Bradfield; and daughter, Autumn Bradfield both of Fort Wayne;...
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Jane Marie Nelson

April 22, 2015

Jane Marie Nelson, 89, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Born in Chicago, IL, Jane was an accountant until she stayed home to raise her children. She was an avid reader, enjoyed cooking and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Surviving are her husband, Robert Nelson of Fort Wayne; brother, John Buckman of Alameda, CA; and grandsons, Erich and Kevin Hasselbusch both of Pittsburgh, PA....
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Janis P. Jensen

April 22, 2015

Janis P. Jensen, 88, passed away April 22, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughter, Jane (Greg) McConiga of Fort Wayne; son, Peter (Julie) Jensen of La Quinta, CA; son, Andrew (Kathryn) Jensen of Huntington Beach, CA; 5 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Janis was preceded in death by her parents, Otis and Minnie Brown; her grandson; and her brother and sister. A private...
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Lonny J.C. Blum

April 22, 2015

Lonny J.C. Blum, 56, passed away April 22, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his daughter, Halsey Blum of Fort Wayne; siblings, Renee Rast; Melody Gandy; Lita Hubert; and Howard (Lana) Blum. Lonny was preceded in death by his son, Nicholas Blum; parents, John and Dorothy Blum; and his brothers, Terry and Calvin Blum. Service is 3:00 pm, Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Mungovan & Sons Memorial...
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Deloras M. Lauterberg

April 22, 2015

Deloras M. Lauterberg, 92, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Deloras was a 1941 graduate of Northside High School and a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Surviving are her son, Stephen J. (Phillip Colglazier) Lauterberg of Fort Wayne; daughter, Susan (Ralph) Wetzel of Woodburn; daughter, Martha (George) Krestik of Fort...
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Frank Lombardo

April 21, 2015

Frank Lombardo, 74, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne on April 9, 1941, Frank graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1959. During his time at CCHS, he was an outstanding athlete and named "Football King" in 1958. Frank owned Lombardo's Lounge on Broadway for over 40 years. He enjoyed watching sports and spending time at his vacation...
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Marjorie H. Wall

April 21, 2015

Marjorie H. Wall 92, died peacefully at home, April 21, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Merriam Indiana on October 22, 1922, Marg was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grand-mother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and employer. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 56 years, James E. Wall (1993) whom she met while skating at the Lincolndale...
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Dennis A. Summers

April 20, 2015

Dennis A. Summers, 39, passed away Monday, April 20, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Dennis had been working with BF Goodrich for the past eight years. He was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church and USW 715 Union. Dennis was a very caring and passionate father and enjoyed buying cars and golf carts, fixing them up, and re-selling them. Surviving are his wife, Kelly Sturm-Summers of New...
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Frank Gomen

April 20, 2015

Frank Gomen, 63, passed away Monday, April 20, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Frank worked as a electrical engineer with Ultra Electronics. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Arcola. Surviving are his wife, Sandra Gomen of Fort Wayne; daughter, Amy (Tray) McGhee of Chattanooga, TN; daughter, Jenny (Andy) Koehl of Fort Wayne;...
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Arley G. Crum

August 24, 1951 - April 19, 2015

Arley G. Crum , 63, passed away April 19, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Debra Crum; mother, Mary Crum; daughters, Danielle M. (Jake) Ruch; Nichole (Matthew) Raddick; sister, Rita (Les) Marcum; and 3 grandchildren. Arley was preceded in death by father, Kenneth Crum. A family tribute will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 25, 2015 at East Haven Tavern, and...
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Vanessa Lynn Hann

April 19, 2015

Vanessa Lynn Hann, 44, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, April 19, 2015. Born in Bluffton, Vanessa had a passion for rescuing dogs and enjoyed raising her dogs. Surviving are her husband, John W. Hann of Fort Wayne, parents, Robert and Anni Betz of Bluffton; sisters, Barbara Castello of Indianapolis; and Manuela (Paul) Meeder of Orlando, FL; mother-in-law, Nancy D. Hann of Fort Wayne; sister-in...
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Joan E. (Joann) Fretz

April 19, 2015

Joan E. "Joann" Fretz, 81, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Joan worked as a Supervisor with K-Mart for 23 years, retiring in 1994. She was a longtime and active member of Risen Savior Lutheran Church. Joan enjoy bowling, camping, square dancing, traveling with her family and was an avid reader. She loved animals and always had furry...
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Gerald L. (Bud) Gerardot

April 18, 2015

Gerald L. "Bud" Gerardot, 71, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Heritage Park Health Care Center. Born in Fort Wayne, Bud graduated from Central Catholic High School. He earned his masters degree in mathematics from Purdue University and his masters degree in education from St. Francis University. He was a math teacher with several school districts during his 25 year career before...
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John C. Rodriguez

April 18, 2015

John C. Rodriguez, 33, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015. Surviving are his parents, Ismael M. and Judith A. Rodriguez of Fort Wayne; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Angela Rodriguez of Zionsville, IN; nephews, Jackson and Tyler; and grandmothers, Rada M. Rodriguez and Betty Swindler, both of Fort Wayne, IN. John was preceded in death by his brother, David A. Rodriguez; and grandfathers...
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Garland D. Anderson, M.D.

April 18, 2015

Garland D. Anderson, M.D., 81 years old, passed away Saturday afternoon at Parkview Hospital. Born Oct. 14, 1933, in Columbia City, IN, he served in the United States Navy from 1952 to 1956 and then received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Indiana University. Dr. Anderson began practicing medicine in 1962 and actively practiced for 53 years planning to retire on May 1st, 2015 from...
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Alexander (Alex) Joseph Swanton

April 17, 2015

Alexander "Alex" Joseph Swanton, 28, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015. Alex was a surgical attendant with Lutheran Hospital. Surviving are father, Steve Swanton of Fort Wayne; mother, Deb (Warren) Stone of Fort Wayne; sister, Kasey (Jarrod) Sidoti of Fort Wayne; uncle, John Warren; aunt, Sharon (Wayne) Taddio; cousins, Leann Cummins; Mallory Riecke; Dalton Warren; Karlee Warren; Mitch Warren;...
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Stacy A. Langmeyer

April 17, 2015

Stacy A. Langmeyer, 33, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Born in Fort Wayne, Stacy graduated from Bishop Dwenger High School in 2000. Afterward, she graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a Master's Degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Later she worked as a...
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Mary Louise Kelley

April 17, 2015

Mary Louise Kelley, 90, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne, where she was a long time resident. Born April 18, 1924 in Fort Wayne to the late Charles C. and Minerva (Liechty) Kelley, Mary was a graduate of Spencerville High School. She lived in Auburn with her mother and sister and worked for Newberry 5 & Dime for many years. Mary lived a happy life and was a...
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Janice L. Ankenbruck

April 17, 2015

Janice L. Ankenbruck, 75, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at Saint Anne Home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her loving husband, Duane K. Ankenbruck of Fort Wayne, IN: sons, Michael (Emma) Ankenbruck of Fort Wayne, IN, and Dennis Ankenbruck of Fort Wayne, IN; Brother: Allen Study Warsaw In: Grandchildren, Amanda, Tucker, Mia and Alyssa: and 2 Great-grandchldren, Mariah and Isaiah. Memorials...
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Alice R. Bloomfield

December 29, 1919 - April 17, 2015

Alice R. Bloomfield, 95, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Alice was the daughter of Ralph and Alice Bowser. She attended St. Andrews School for many years and worked as a Assembler with G.E. for over 30 years. She also spent much of her time volunteering with R.S.V.P., St. Andrews Soup Kitchen for 32 years, St. Mary's Soup...
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James Lloyd Collins

April 17, 2015

James Lloyd Collins, 99, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at Golden Years Homestead in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his nephew, Wyman (Wilma) Collins of Fort Wayne; nieces: Jane Leas and Ruth (Louis) Aker, both of Kendallville. James was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Collins; parents, John and Martha Collins; brothers, Bill Allport and Asa Collins; sisters, Sarah Leighty and Mary Martz;...
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Richard P. Mory

April 17, 2015

Richard P. Mory, 83, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015. Surviving are his wife, Diane Mory of Fort Wayne; sons, Kevin (Cindy) Mory of Angola, IN; Eric Mory; and Daniel Mory both of Fort Wayne; granddaughters, Madilyn and Kaitlyn; and his sister, Marietta (Ron) Hite of Kendallville, IN. Richard was preceded in death by his parents John and Thelma Mory; and 2 brothers Gene and Robert. Memorials...
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Jeffrey A. Drummer

April 16, 2015

Jeffery A. Drummer, 54, of Fort Wayne, passed away April 16, 2015. Jeff was born in Findlay, Ohio, and grew up in Toledo, Ohio until the age of 14 when he moved to Fort Wayne. Surviving are his son, Jacob Roehling; brother, John (Kate) Drummer; niece, Kinley; and nephews, Nicholas and Nathan. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Jerry and Mary Drummer; and sister, Jennifer Evans. There...
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Sally A. (Amstutz) Heaston

April 16, 2015

Sally A (Amstutz) Heaston. OnThursday, April 16, 2015 we lost our beloved Sally to an ongoing battle against cancer. Sally was known for her sense of humor, which will be greatly missed. Surviving are her husband of 51 years, David W Heaston; daughter, Julianne Heaston; brother Stan Amstutz. Sally was preceded in death by her parents Edwin and Roberta (Taylor) Amstutz. Memorials may be made...
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Mary Jo (Lash) Franke

April 16, 2015

Mary Jo (Lash) Franke, 75, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015 at her residence in Fremont. Born in Fort Wayne, Mary Jo was passionate about painting, bird watching and nature. Surviving are her husband, Daniel Franke of Fremont; daughters, Monica (Jim) Bassett of Fort Wayne, and Christina (Jim) Bent of Denver, CO; grandchildren, Brad and Ashley; brother, Dick (Bev) Lash of New Haven; sister,...
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Sharon L. Arnett-Theye

April 16, 2015

Sharon L. Arnett-Theye, 63, passed away April 16, 2015. Surviving are her husband Tim Theye, daughter, Kim M. (Kenton) Miller, son, Kevin Arnett, brother, Walter (Tina) Carpenter all of Ft. Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Katie Arnett, Bailey Duke, Keegan Arnett, Madison Miller, and Kyler Arnett . Sharon was preceded in death by her first husband, James L Arnett and parents, Robert and Marjorie...
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Joan Willoughby

April 15, 2015

Joan Willoughby, 85, passed away April 15, 2015 at her home. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Wayne Gary Bly

April 15, 2015

Wayne Gary Bly, 66, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Troy Beaumont Hospital in Troy, MI. Born in Fort Wayne, IN., Wayne was an electrician with Deem, LLC and a member of St. Michael Lutheran Church. Survived by his wife of 37 years, Tammy Bly of Fort Wayne; sons, Christopher Bly and Tyler Bly, both of Fort Wayne; sisters, Rita (Richard) Lafferty of Fort Wayne; Myra (Dave) Atkinson of...
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Pauline Wiggin

April 15, 2015

The Homecoming of Pauline Wiggin was on April 15, 2015. She went home to heaven to be reunited with her husband Eric, sister Charlene Hilda and her parents along with a host of others with whom she was anxious to be reunited. In her last days on earth she said there were many waiting for her and she is now sharing a blessed reunion. As her family we grieve for OUR loss but not "as others who...
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Ruth E. Piepenbrink

April 14, 2015

Ruth E. Piepenbrink , 87, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Harbor Assisted Living. Born in Gloucester City, NJ, Ruth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, and served as a past board member for the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission. Ruth enjoyed writing, traveling, riding the train, and...
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(Mary) Janet (nee Holtmeyer) Weber

April 14, 2015

(Mary) Janet (nee Holtmeyer) Weber, 90, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Born in Lake Township, IN, Janet worked as a Teacher and Chairman of the Foreign Language Department at Northrop High School for 42 years. Surviving are her niece, Mary Sue (Fred) Thompson of Madison, IN and several cousins. Janet was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Weber, parents, Frederick and Mary...
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John E. Krueger, M.D.

April 14, 2015

Dr. John E. Krueger, M.D., 89, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Moline, IL, John served as a member of the U.S Marines in the South Pacific during WWII. John completed his Doctorate from the University of Iowa School of Medicine in 1953, he then moved to Fort Wayne with his wife and completed his residency at St. Joseph Hospital. John was in practice with Dr. John A...
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Martha C. Smith

April 13, 2015

Martha C. Smith, 65, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Martha was a bartender and a charter member of the New Haven VFW. Surviving are her soul mate, Don Crittendon of Spencerville; son, William (Cassie) Smith of New Haven; grandchildren, Abigail Smith; Jaelyn Nahrwold; and Madison Smith; sister, Judy (Roger) West of Fort...
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Terri P. Hull

April 13, 2015

Terri P. Hull , 64, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Kingston, RI, Terri was a member of First Assembly of God Church. She was a woman of faith and enjoyed gathering with family and friends for bible study, prayer groups and game nights. She was a loving wife and mother and loved her grandchildren. Surviving are her loving husband,...
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Dorotha M. (Dottie) Fisher

April 13, 2015

Dorotha M. "Dottie" Fisher, 93, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Dottie was a homemaker and worked at General Electric during WWII. Surviving are her sons, Steve Fisher of Bolingbrook, IL, and Glen Fisher of Fort Wayne; daughter, Billie Worley of Evansville, IN; 12 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Denver Fisher; and...
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Barbara J. Boyle

April 12, 2015

Barbara J. Boyle, 71, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Barbara was a clerk with Barbers and a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Surviving are her sisters, Janet S. (Norman) Grabe; Rose A. Boyle; Patricia M. (Robert) Melching; Sandra L. (James)Terry; Vivian K. Dreyer; several nieces and nephews. Barbara was preceded in death by parents, Melvin E. Boyle and Mary...
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Melrose Bryson

April 12, 2015

Melrose Bryson , 92, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015. She was a member of the Elks #155. Surviving are her grandsons, Jonathon (Jillian) Bryson of Fort Wayne, IN and Jeremy Bryson of Nashville TN; great grand daughter, Addison Bryson. Melrose was preceded in death by her parents, William Leo and May Catherine Dunlap Woolf, husband of 64 years, William "Ernie" Bryson, son, James Bryson....
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Ruth S. Franz

April 12, 2015

Ruth S. Franz, 89, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Ruth was a homemaker and secretary. Surviving are her daughter, Wendy Pircher of Dayton, NJ; son, Christopher (Nancy) Franz of Roanoke, IN; grandchildren, Melinda, Emily and CJ; and 2 great-grandchildren. Ruth was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, Clifford C. Franz. A memorial service will be held at a...
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Kyle M. Knerr

April 11, 2015

Kyle M. Knerr, 29, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015 in Breinigsville, PA. Born in Fort Wayne, Kyle was 2004 graduate of Northrop High School, completed his Bachelor's degree from IPFW, and later completed his MBA from Krannert School of Management. Kyle worked as a financial analyst with Air Products and Chemicals Inc of Allentown, PA. He grew up loving to attend Franke Park Day Camp, was...
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Judith A. Mahan

April 11, 2015

Judith A. Mahan, 69, was called home by God on April 11, 2015. Judith is survived by her son, Phillip; sisters, Jacqueline Mitchell of Angola, Regina Stellhorn of Fort Wayne; brothers, Steven and Anthony Mahan of Fort Wayne; special friend Sephora Lortie, and faithful caregiver Sherrie Haswell. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Regina Mahan. Memorials may be made to the Humane...
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Marvin E. McGraw

August 26, 1952 - April 9, 2015

Marvin E. McGraw, 62, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015 at his residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Steubenville, OH, Marvin was a U. S. Army veteran and truck driver. Surviving are his son, Jason McGraw and daughter, Jennifer McGraw, both of Zanesville, OH; sons, Chad Jackson and Michael Motter; daughter, Jasmine McGraw, all of IN; granddaughters, Kyleigh & Myleigh McGraw . Marvin was preceded...
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Willie Bernard Mosley

April 9, 2015

Willie Bernard Mosley , 51, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015. Surviving are his son, Damarcus Coker of Fort Wayne; mother and step father, Cleo and John Chapman of Fort Wayne, IN; brothers, John Mosley of Kansas City, MO, Steven (Gloria) Mosley of Fort Wayne and Robert Mosley of Hartford City, IN; sisters, Karen (Anthony) Easley of Fort Wayne IN and Penny (LaMont) Grant of Virginia Beach, VA....
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Dale W. Masel

April 9, 2015

Dale W. Masel, 98, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, KY. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Dale graduated from South Side HS 1934. He was a WWII Army veteran serving from 1938-1946. Surviving are his sons, Joseph (Pam) Masel of Bronston, KY; David Larry (Carole) Masel of IN; brother, Charles W. Masel of FL; grandchildren, Angel (Josh) Mink, Missy (Rob) Wisner,...
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Jane C. Coak

April 9, 2015

Jane C. Coak, 79, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Jane worked for Ivy Tech State College for 15 years, retiring in 2000. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed traveling with her husband through the years and spending time with her family,...
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Elmer F. Maucher

April 9, 2015

Elmer F. Maucher, 88, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Harrison, OH, Elmer was President and owner of Allen Business Machines. He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church; former member of West Creighton Ave. Christian Church; Past District Governor and member of McMillen Park Lions Club. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of...
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Rhonda Kay Bork

April 9, 2015

Rhonda Kay Bork, 59, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015 at home in Fort Wayne. Born in Coshocton, OH, Rhonda worked in human resources with Century Labs II Corporation for 4 years. She was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She enjoyed singing and gardening and loved spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving are her husband, Robin James Bork; sons, Brandon ...
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John F. Engelhaupt

April 8, 2015

John F. Engelhaupt, 85, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Born July 10, 1929 in Defiance, OH, John was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, American Legion Post 296 and served in the US Navy. His parents came over from Bavaria Germany in 1927 and settled in Defiance. John came to Fort Wayne in 1956 and started in the tavern business. He married Barbara Schieferstein in 1959. After owning...
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Elsie D. Reynolds

April 8, 2015

Elsie D. Reynolds, 90, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her children, George (Wanda) Hoskins; Chuck Moore; Tilden Frye; Ruth (Dallas) Boatwright; Danny Woods; William (Cathy) Woods; Mary (Marvin) Griffon; Robert Woods; Cecie Woods; Cresie Richards; and Sue (Gary) Gill; brother, Jim (Kathy) Rose; 32 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great...
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Susan Kay (Sutton) Reams

April 8, 2015

Susan Kay (Sutton) Reams, 63 went to live with Jesus on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Sue was married to Jim Reams on July 17, 1970 at New Haven United Methodist Church. They welcome their only child, Angela in 1971 and Sue dedicated those early years to their daughter being a stay at home mom. In 1983, Sue returned to school receiving her Dental Assisting Certification with honors. She quickly found...
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Norma R. Budenz

April 8, 2015

Norma R. Budenz, 87, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Terre Haute, IN, Norma was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and was a teacher at Fort Wayne Community Schools for 23 years, retiring in 1987. She was passionate about life and her family. Surviving are her sons, Michael (Lisa Chiddister) Budenz of Fort Wayne...
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Marcia J. Hans

April 7, 2015

Marcia J. Hans, 72, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Marcia loved to serve her family as a homemaker. Surviving are her 3 daughters, Nancy (Kenneth) Snyder; Penny (Joel) Nord; and Amanda Hans; 17 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; brother, Park (Dude) Hedges, Jr; and sister, Betty Fortier. Marcia was preceded in death by her parents, Park, Sr and...
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Mary C. Huber

April 7, 2015

Mary C. Huber, 90, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Surviving are her children, Steven (Judy) Huber of Fort Wayne, Ronald (Joan) Huber of Ossian, Dennis (Stephanie) Huber of Arcadia, CA, Linda (George Jr.) Peppas of Fort Wayne, eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and brother, Leo Roy. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, James and Lela Roy, husband, Roger Huber, brother, Paul...
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Roberto (Bob) Gonzales

April 6, 2015

Roberto "Bob" Gonzales, 64, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his loving wife, Christine Gonzales; daughters, Jennifer (Kurt) Washler, Amy (Andy) Boxberger, four beloved grandchildren, father, Secundino Gonzales, sisters, Aurora Rodela, Carmen Martinez, Juanita Thomas, Beatrice Hein, Irene Rauch, and Grace Barnes. Bob was preceded in death by his mother...
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Violet O. Floyd

April 6, 2015

Violet O. Floyd, 93, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 in Indianapolis. Surviving are her son, Eric W. (Terri) Peterson; daughter, Carla F. (Bud) Brown; sisters, Rosaland Regenold and Dorothy (Mel) Raker; grandchildren, Ames, Stefanie, Melissa, Carissa and Ashley; great-grandchildren, Sydni and Makenzi; sisters in law, Pearl and Florence Sollberger. Violet was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Lawrence Alfred Oswald

April 6, 2015

Lawrence Alfred Oswald, 91, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his sons, John (Chris) Oswald; and Michael (JoAnne) Oswald; daughters, Beverly (Chuck) Tippmann; Barbara (Bill) Tippmann; and Cynthia (Tom) Wolfe; 15 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Lawrence was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann C. Oswald. Private family services will be held at a...
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Patrick (Lee) Davis

April 6, 2015

Patrick "Lee" Davis, 84, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015. Born in Springfield, OH, Patrick was a store manager and pharmacist with Walgreens for 35 years, retiring in 1992. He was an avid golfer and member of Brookwood Golf Club for over 55 years. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Joan R. Davis of Fort Wayne; daughter, Patty (Tony) Landon of Fort Wayne; brothers, Tom Davis of Turkey Lake, and...
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Donald L. Dawson

April 5, 2015

Donald L. Dawson, 89, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Anderson, Donald was a WWII Army Air Corp veteran. He worked with G.T.E. for 35 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the American Legion Post #82. Donald enjoyed bowling, golfing, fishing and woodworking. Surviving are his children; Michael (Shirley) Dawson of Hurst, TX,...
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Jackie (Jack) Rey Quaintance

April 5, 2015

Jackie "Jack" Rey Quaintance, 79, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Antwerp, OH, Jack worked for AEP, Langsenkamp Company, and King-Weyler for a total of 36 years before retiring. He was a member of T.P.A.; Masonic Lodge Maumee; Scottish Rite; Eagles BPOE Aerie #3164 in New Haven; and Elks Lodge #2731 in Zephyr Hills, FL. Jack enjoyed golfing, bowling, being...
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Daniel D. Geary, Jr.

April 5, 2015

Daniel D. Geary, Jr., 77, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis (Ellis) Geary; children: Tim (Christine) Geary and Pamela Wong, and Jennifer (Todd) Ruble; grandchildren: Joshua Geary, Taylor Wong, Corbin Wong, Kacie (Bobby) Fleming, Haley (Zack Kelley) Ruble, and Trina Allcock; great-grandchild, Eli Daniel Ruble; brothers, Patrick (Jane) Geary and Bob Geary, and...
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Margaret (Peggy) Snyder

April 4, 2015

Margaret (Peggy) Snyder, 84, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015. Surviving are her son, James Snyder (Denise) of Churubusco, Ind.; and grandchildren, Abigail, Nathan, Joshua, and Hannah Snyder. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Harry E. Snyder. Graveside service is 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Grove City Cemetery, 3605 Grove City Road, Grove City, Ohio 43123. Memorials...
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Terry Morrison

April 4, 2015

Terry Morrison, 64, was called to God Saturday, April 4, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Terry was a graduate of Concordia Lutheran High School and Concordia Teachers College in River Forest, IL, where he was proud of his athletic career. He worked as a service technician for Pepsi and as a teacher at Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran School. Terry loved circle track racing when he was driving. He will be...
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Helen J. Howell

April 4, 2015

Helen J. Howell, 91, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Englewood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, and graduated from Central HS in 1942. She was a longtime member of United Faith Presbyterian Church formerly Westfield Church, Helen worked as a Executive Secretary with Magnavox for 21 years, retiring in 1990. She was...
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Dwight W. Jellison

April 3, 2015

Dwight W. Jellison , 85, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Sydney, IN, Dwight worked for International Harvester. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War. Surviving are a son, Kevin Jellison of Fort Wayne, and daughter, Kim Lincoln of South Whitley, 4 Grandchildren 8 Great-Grandchildren . Dwight was preceded in death by parents, 1 sister and 3 brothers. Private...
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Steven Anthony Yanner

April 3, 2015

Steven Anthony Yanner , 60, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015. Surviving are his companion of 27 years, Mary Novachcoff and his faithful dog and buddy, Cheetos. A brother, Michael (Vicki) Yanner; niece, Leslie Yanner; Daughter, Lori (Jeff) Petro; grandchildren, Cera and Nate Petro; grand dog Butkus and Xerxes,Daughter, MIshelle (Jim) Coldren; grand dogs, Rogue and Rockie; Daughter, Chanel ...
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Elizabeth (Betty) Purviance

April 3, 2015

Elizabeth "Betty" Purviance, 84, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015, at Kingston at Dupont in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband of 55 years, James Purviance, Sr.; sons, James (Meg) Purviance, Jr.; Dwight (Karen) Wagner; Douglas (Pam) Wagner; David (Pam) Wagner; Dennis (Shelly) Wagner; 8 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by parents, Zach and Jenny...
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Daniel (Benny) Benedict

April 3, 2015

Daniel "Benny" Benedict, 56, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015. Benny was a senior designer with Ratheon/Magnavox for 25 years. Surviving are his wife Sandie Benedict; mother, Mildred Dawson; children, Nicholas (Janet) Benedict, Hailey Benedict; Heidi Benedict; grandchildren, Athalayah and Lennon Benedict, sisters, Barb (Mike) McBride, Pat (Rich) King. Benny was preceded in death by father...
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Joyce E. Bivens

April 3, 2015

Joyce E. Bivens, 78, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015 at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her grandsons, Michael Wittekind and Justin Bivens; brothers, Bob (Carolyn) Coder of Snow Lake, IN and Bruce (Martha) Coder of Fort Wayne; sister, Shirley (Paul) Casterline of New Haven; and good friend, Sandy Williams of Fort Wayne, IN. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne....
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Russell H. Sordelet

April 3, 2015

Russell H. Sordelet, 85, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday morning, April 3, 2015, at home. Born in Huntertown, IN, Russell was the son of the late Alfred and Hilda Sordelet. He is remembered as a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He retired from Gladieux Refinery in 1975 and was the former owner of Master Cleaners. He was a charter member of St. Charles...
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Ruth M. Wyatt

April 3, 2015

Ruth M. Wyatt , 86, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Huntington, IN, Ruth worked as a Computer Clerk with General Telephone for 21 years, retiring in 1989. She was a member of St Jude Catholic Church. Surviving are her husband, Scott R. Wyatt of Fort Wayne, IN; Son, Ronald E. (Julia) Wyatt of Fort Wayne, IN: Son, Robert S. (Joana)...
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Tina Hardesty

April 2, 2015

Tina Hardesty, 53, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015, at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Goshen, IN, Tina was a certified forklift driver. Surviving are her husband, Larry Hardesty of Fort Wayne; brother, Jerry Cramer; brother, Terry Cramer; sister, Lori Cramer. Service is 1:00 pm, April 13, 2015, at Mungovan & Sons Memorial Chapel, 2114 South Calhoun Street with calling one hour...
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Lorraine L. Martens

April 2, 2015

Lorraine L. Martens, 93, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Otterbein in Cridersville Ohio. Lorraine was born Jan. 8, 1922 in Dorchester, NE, to the late Edward and Libby Rezabek., On Oct. 6, 1946 she married Victor W. Martens who died June 6, 1993. Lorraine had retired from NB Knapke in Ft. Wayne, IN and also had worked several years for First National Bank in Lima, Ohio. She had a wonderful...
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Rebecca Gallmeyer-Hatton

April 1, 2015

Rebecca Gallmeyer-Hatton, 40, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Surviving are her mother, Bonita (Larry) Moody; daughters, Sierra and Savannah Gallmeyer; brother, Del Hatton; sister, Charity Szabo; and grandmother, Faye Surfus; step-brothers, Robert Moody and Larry Moody, Jr.; and step-sisters, Jennifer Henderson and Naomi Reed. Rebecca was preceded in death by her father, William A. Hatton;...
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Carole Marie Johnson

April 1, 2015

Carole Marie Johnson, 55, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Carole is survived by 2 brothers, Terry (Linda) Johnson; and Craig (Sally) Johnson; sister, Joanne Henline; nieces and nephews, Heather (Andy) Quartaro; Nathan (Laurel) Johnson; George Henline; Anna Henline; Travis Johnson; and Zachary Johnson; 6 great-nephews and a great-niece; aunt, Irene Harma, many cousins...
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Sandra J. Weaver

March 31, 2015

Sandra J. Weaver, 73, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Ravenna, OH, Sandra was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church. She was a counselor for the YWCA Women's Shelter and Hope Alive/Washington House. She was also a member of the Business & Professional Women's Organization and served as President of M.A.D.D. Fort Wayne Chapter. Sandra enjoyed...
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Violet Audrey Wiedeman

March 31, 2015

Violet Audrey Wiedeman , 102, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Violet retired from Eckrich Meats. Surviving are a sister, Mary Ann Clowser of Ossian IN and a host nieces & nephews . Violet was preceded in death by husband, Edwin J. Wiedeman, Parents, Ora and Edna (Lamie) Hoffman; sisters, Fern Bobay, Eldeana Baron, Billy Jean Bovio and Cleora Kniss . Memorials may be made to the...
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Joshua J. Nevala

March 30, 2015

Joshua J. Nevala, 25, passed away Monday, March 30, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Josh graduated from Carroll High School in 2008. Later he graduated from Hobart Institute of Welding in Troy, OH and Ivy Tech Community College in Fort Wayne. Josh was a Journeyman Millwright and proud member of Carpenter/Millwright Local Union 1076 in Warsaw, IN. He was an avid fisherman and life long Green Bay Packers...
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Ross B. Elwell

March 30, 2015

Ross B. Elwell, 76, passed away Monday, March 30, 2015 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Ross graduated from South Side High School in 1956. Later he served in the US Navy for over 22 years, retiring in 1978. He served during the Cuban conflict and later the Vietnam War. Ross was a very kind, giving and loyal husband, father, grandpa and friend. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church and was...
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Robert K. Brown

March 30, 2015

Robert K. Brown, 74, passed away Monday, March 30, 2015. Born in Woodstock, IL, Bob was a machinist with Zollner Corporation for 38 years, retiring in 1997. He also worked at Indiana Auto Auction and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Sharon (Zakhi) Brown of Huntertown; daughter, Jill (Dan) Johnson of Huntertown; son, Matt (Shelly) Brown of Leo; grandchildren,...
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Charles W. Puff

March 30, 2015

Charles W. Puff, 93, passed away Monday, March 30, 2015 at Sage Bluff Nursing and Rehab in Fort Wayne. Born in Knightsville, IN, Charles was a superintendent with Garrett Kieser Butler Community School for over 10 years. He was a past member of the Rotary Club and was an avid reader. Surviving are his daughter, Sue Puff of Fort Wayne; grandchild, Abigail (Chris) Barnett of Wichita, KS; great...
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Catherine (Kay) J. (Long) Hockensmith

March 30, 2015

Catherine "Kay" J. (Long) Hockensmith passed away March 30, 2015. She was 88 years of age. Catherine was born in Sturgis, Mich. on April 30, 1926. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Earl Painter of Sturgis, Mich. Catherine held several Executive Assistant positions throughout her business career, the most recent with OmniSource. She has been a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church...
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Margarette J. Bashore

March 30, 2015

Margarette J. Bashore, 97, passed away Monday, March 30, 2015. Surviving are her son, David (Donna) Bashore of Hebron, IN; nieces, Janise Griggs and Barbara Maynard; nephew, Michael Bonham; great-nephews, James Bonham; Robert Bonham; and Jeffrey Bonham. Margarette was preceded in death by parents, Chester and Lena (Hammer) Jackson; husband, Donald S. Bashore; sister, Beulah Tustison; brother,...
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Betty Ann Neumann

March 29, 2015

Betty Ann Neumann, 75, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Bucyrus, OH, Betty's first passion was her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was also an avid gardener and loved being outside. She was a member of Roanoke Baptist Church where she taught art and was involved in many aspects. She also volunteered at...
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Gary L. (6-Pack) Porter

March 28, 2015

Gary L. "6-Pack" Porter, 61, passed away March 28, 2015 at Kingston Care Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Verna McFadden Keever

March 28, 2015

Verna McFadden Keever , 93, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015 at The Cedars in Leo-Cedarville. Born in rural Allen County, IN, Verna graduated as Valedictorian from Ossian HS in 1939. She worked as a Secretary with Coe Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. for 16 years, retiring in 1978. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Her hobbies included sewing, quilting, making ceramics and...
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Joan R. Kuchar

March 27, 2015

Joan R. Kuchar, 91, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Chicago, IL, Joan was an administrative assistant with Mutual Security for many years, retiring in 1983. Joan was preceded in death by parent, Arthur and Nora Gleissner, husband, Lawrence Kuchar. Memorials may be made to Wallen Baptist Church.
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Jon Yoho

March 27, 2015

Jon Yoho, 22, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Jon was a manager with Pizza Hut. Surviving are his parents, Stephen and Beverly Yoho of Fort Wayne; sister, Heather Woodall of Catlin, IL; brothers, Christopher (Katie Garber) Yoho; Alexander Yoho; and Joshua Yoho. Service is 4:30 pm, Monday, March 30, 2015, at Elmhurst Church of the...
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Pauline Baker

March 27, 2015

Pauline Baker, 83, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015 at Sycamore Village in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Pauline was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed playing cards, and spending time with her family. Surviving are her children; David (Ann) Baker of Fort Wayne, Karen (Mark) Hill of Carmel, Dan (Linda) Baker of Renton, WA, Kathy (Richard) Longmeier of...
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Ann Wibel

March 27, 2015

Ann Wibel, 81, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Vicksburg, MI, Ann was a dept. manager with Kmart for 20 years, retiring in 1999. Surviving are her son, Scott (Bubpha) Wibel of Auburn; grandson, Michael "Alex" Wibel; granddaughter, Christie Ann (Thomas) Fisher; great-grandson, Noah Fisher; great-granddaughter, Alexis Marie Fisher;...
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Ronald G. Miller

March 27, 2015

Ronald G. Miller , 69, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born July 21, 1945 in Fort Wayne, IN. He worked in sales all of his life. He was a member of Congregation B'nai Jacob Past President B'Nai Jacob Men's Club, Past member and officer of B'nai Jacob, B'nai Brith youth advisor 5 years for A.Z.A. and Indiana State Umpires Association for 17 years. Ron loved all...
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Juanita R. Lytle

March 27, 2015

Juanita R. Lytle, 85, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015. Surviving are her sons, Donald (Lucy) Lytle and Jerry Lytle; daughters, Joyce Ensley; Shirley Finigan; Carolyn (Marvin) Beady; and Sandra (Robert) Leslie; 45 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Juanita was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Lytle and son, Walter A. Lytle. Memorials may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church or...
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Robert Allen Wilson

March 26, 2015

Robert Allen Wilson, 47, passed away March 26, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Rita M. Minnick

March 26, 2015

Rita M. Minnick, 93, was called home to heaven on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Rita was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who especially enjoyed watching her grandkids sporting events. She also enjoyed playing dominos. She loved birds, cats, flowers, being outdoors, and was an avid Notre Dame fan. Rita had strong devotion...
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Warren E. Shannon, Sr.

March 25, 2015

Warren E. Shannon Sr., 69, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at his residence in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Janet Shannon; son, Warren (Delores) Shannon, II.; daughter, Wanda Mae Shannon; daughter, Twilla Sue (Donavon) Tracey; son, Donald Russell (Letha) Shannon-Patterson; son, Steven Edward Shannon; son, Charles James (Asosha) Shannon; son, Michael Allen Shannon; 17...
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Mark Kenchanh

March 25, 2015

Mark Kenchanh, 47, passed away tragically in Fort Wayne on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Surviving are his daughters Ashley Kenchanh, Caroline Kenchanh, and Maggie Kenchanh; and 1 granddaughter, Kyla Solesky all of Fort Wayne; mother Somvang Kenchanh of Fort Wayne; brothers, Max Kenchanh of Terra Bella, CA; and Matthew Kenchanh of Fort Wayne. Also, grandmother Pan Homsab, and many uncles, aunts and...
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David (Pete) A. Loeffler, Jr

March 24, 2015

David "Pete" A. Loeffler Jr., 30, passed away March 24, 2015. David worked as a licensed practical nurse formerly with Byron Health Care. He was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church. Surviving are his daughter, Alexis Jean Loeffler; mother, Donna (Tom Boyd) Loeffler; sisters, Nicole Turner; and Natalie Turner; nieces, Tia Walthour; Teran Walthour; and Jahmiya Turner; nephews,...
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Gregory Stephen Dietrich II

March 24, 2015

Gregory Stephen Dietrich II, 24, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Born in Charlotte, NC, Gregory worked as a server/trainer with Red Robin. He loved to dance. Surviving are his parents Gregory Stephen and Terry Dietrich of Fort Wayne, IN; grand mother, Betty Dietrich of Beaufort, SC; grand mother, Winnie Reed of Fort Wayne; great grand mother, Katherine Terry of Louisville, KY; uncle,...
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Douglas (Doug) Geller

September 9, 1941 - March 24, 2015

Douglas "Doug" Geller, 73, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Indianapolis, Doug was a senior production planner with Lincoln Food Service Products Inc. for 35 years, retiring in 2007. He was an Eagle Scout with Palms and Silver Explorer, served as a Cub and Boy Scout Leader, and earned the Scouter's training award. He served as VP of...
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Frank J. Potosky

March 24, 2015

Frank J. Potosky, 86, died on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born February 16, 1929 in Fort Wayne, IN, Frank was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and attended the U. S. Merchant Marine Cadet School in Pass Christian, MS. He was a Salesman with Fisher Brothers Paper Company for 42 years, retiring in 1991. Frank was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic...
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Betty J. Goodspeed

March 24, 2015

Betty J. Goodspeed, 88, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born on April 24, 1926 in Hartford City, IN, she was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church and the Seton Society. She enjoyed spending time with family and many close friends, traveling and playing euchre. Surviving are her daughters, Teresa Wedler of Fort Wayne and...
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