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Darvin E. Strader

December 1, 2016

Darvin E Strader , 82, passed away Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his loving wife, Dorceil Strader, of Fort Wayne; daughters, Beth (Chris) Garstka of New Haven, IN, Tina (Joseph) Kayne of Evanston, IL; sister-in-law, Wanda Jean Strader of Fort Wayne, IN; 4 grandchildren and a great grandson. Private services will be conducted at a later date...
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Allie Ovitt

December 1, 2016

Allie Ovitt, 91, passed away Thursday, December 1, 2016. Surviving are her loving husband of 70 years, Jeremiah Ovitt; children; Rod (Carolyn) Ovitt, Ron (Janine) Ovitt, Jeff (Cheryl) Ovitt , Keith (Vicki) Ovitt; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Allie was preceded in death by her grandson, Paul Ovitt, and her 6 brothers and sisters. Memorials may be made to the Dunning Park Bible...
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Kevin Harold Tesch

November 30, 2016

Kevin Harold Tesch, 63, passed away November 30, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his mother, Betty Hoida of South Bend, IN; step-mother, Norma Tesch of Mishawaka, IN; his three sisters, Deborah (Charles) McNagny of Fort Wayne; Janine (Larry Joe) Wood of South Bend, IN, and Lisa (Rusty Loran) Tesch of Fort Wayne; also several nieces and nephews. Kevin was preceded in death by his father,...
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Dolores (Dee) Pugh

November 29, 2016

Dolores "Dee" Pugh, 87, of McAllen, Texas, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Dee loved camping, the southern Texas lifestyle, and her family and friends with all her heart. Surviving are her daughters, Margo (James) Small of Fort Wayne, IN, Marta Pugh-Westlyn of Austin, TX, 5 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. Dolores was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Helen Bares,...
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Alvin L. Denney

November 29, 2016

Alvin L. Denney, 84, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Warsaw, Indiana, Alvin was the son of the late Cecil Denney and Leona Trushel. Alvin worked in the printing industry during his working career. During that time he owned and operated Al's Litho with his son Brian for 12 years. Alvin and his wife enjoyed dancing together...
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Robert (Bob) E. Bragg

November 28, 2016

Robert "Bob" E. Bragg, 90, passed away Monday, November 28, 2016 at Lutheran Life Villages at Pine Valley. Bob was born on February 28, 1926 in Upland, Indiana to the late Earl and Pearl Bragg. He lived in Van Buren for seven years before moving to Upland. Bob graduated from Jefferson Township in Upland in 1944, Ball State Teachers College in 1949, where he was a member of the Phi Sigma...
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Patty L. Price

November 27, 2016

Patty L. Price, 90, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016. She was born in Ft. Wayne, IN on May 21, 1926. Patty was the daughter of the late Thomas and Lavonia Hanthorne. Surviving are her children; John C. (Debera) Price and Robert A. (Lynnette) Price; and grandchildren, Jason Price, and Austin West. Patty was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Charles Price. Memorials may be made...
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Michael E. Lomont, MD

November 27, 2016

Dr. Michael E. Lomont MD , 56, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016. Surviving are his sister Dianne Dunfee; brother, Dan (Kathleen A.) Lomont; nieces, Danielle Madinski, Marcella (Scott) Caulfield, Adrienne (Michael ) Davenport, Angela (Joseph) Stratton, Sarah Lomont, nephews, Christopher (Anne) Lomont, Scott (Crystal) Dunfee, Benjamin Lomont, Andrew Lomont and10 great nieces and nephews....
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Hayward W. Ember

November 26, 2016

Hayward W. Ember, 64, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his son, Joshua W. (Nicole) Ember of Coleman, MI; daughter, Mashanna S. (Adam) Ellis of Midland, MI; companion, Carol Idle of Fort Wayne, IN; and her children Doug and Robert, sister, Paula Ember, brother, Ronnie Evans both of Fort Wayne, IN; 8 grandchildren. Hayward was preceded in death by his father,...
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Mary Doust

November 26, 2016

Mary E. Doust, 91, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016, at Saint Anne Randallia Place, Fort Wayne. Mary was born in Fort Wayne August 17, 1925, the fifth of nine children of Leo and Elizabeth (Hoock) Jehl. She attended St. Peter's school, and graduated with honors from Central Catholic High School in 1943. After graduation she worked at General Electric. On June 1, 1946, she married...
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Marvin "Marv" Gottlieb

May 5, 1929 - November 26, 2016

It is never easy to bid a final farewell to someone you love. My husband passed away Saturday November 26, 2016. I have a heavy heart as I write this and will try to remember some of his many accomplishments. His birthday May 5, 1929 was affectionately referred to by family and friends as Cinco De Marvo! He was the kind of guy who gave sales a good name. A dedicated husband, father of three and...
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Harriet Knutson

November 25, 2016

Harriet Knutson, 93, passed away Friday, November 25, 2016. Born in 1923 in Van Wert, Oh. Surviving is her daughter Jacqueline Grabill of Fort Wayne; and brother, Stanley Shotts of Van Wert, Oh. Celebration of life will be held at D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
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Marcus Method, SR.

November 25, 2016

Marcus Method Sr., 69, passed away November 25, 2016. Marcus worked at ITT for over 20 years, upon retiring he went on to work at the Post office as an Electronic Technician. Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Sharon Method; children; Ralph (Erin) Method, Debbi (John) Method-Smith, Marcus (Amber) Method Jr; siblings, Steven (Sue) Method, and Kate Method; 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild....
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Madona Gaham

November 25, 2016

Madonna R. Gaham, 87, passed away Friday, November 25, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Madonna worked as a cook with Portage Jr. High for 15 years, and was a devoted mother and housewife. She was an avid bingo player. She also enjoyed fishing, and doing jigsaw puzzles. Madonna was a loving wife, mom, and grandmother.
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Janine A. (Jake) Higgins

November 24, 2016

Janine A. "Jake" Higgins, 85, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, Thursday, November 24, 2016. Born in North Manchester, IN, Janine was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. She loved her family, her many friends, card games, especially bridge and golf. Surviving are her children Molly O. (Bob) McNeice of Vancouver, BC, John T "Tim" Higgins and Patrick J. ...
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Bob Chase

November 24, 2016

Bob Chase, 90, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Negaunee, MI, Bob worked as the Sports Director with WOWO Radio for 63 years. He was a member of the Elk Lodge #155 and Northern Michigan University Alumni Club. Bob was the Voice of the Fort Wayne Komets since 1953. Surviving are his wife Muriel "Murph" D. Wallenstein of Fort Wayne,...
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Margaret F. Bridges

November 23, 2016

Margaret F. Bridges, 92, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 23, 2016. She is survived by her children; Barbara L. Parker, Donna L. (Steve) Riethmiller, Karen E. Schlatter, William F. (Anne) Bridges, Robert L. (Denise) Bridges, and Meribeth (Al) Figel; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and sister, Charlotte E. Walker. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, W....
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Lester L. Bone

November 23, 2016

Lt. Col. Lester L. Bone, 97, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Surviving are his daughter, Vicki Bone; sons, Charles (Lynda) Bone son, Robert (Vanessa) Bone; grandchildren, Bryan, Emilee and Sarah Bone; great grandson, Joshua all of Fort Wayne, IN Lester was preceded in death by wife, Joan O Bone, parents Charles M and Marguerite I Bone. Memorials may be made to the Anthony Wayne...
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Glen E. Faxon

November 23, 2016

Glen E. Faxon, 85, was called home by Jesus, November 23, 2016. Born in Palmyra, MO, Glen worked as a engineer with Magnavox for many years. Surviving are his wife, Vel I. Faxon of Fort Wayne, IN; sons, Gary (Mary) Faxon of Springfield, IL and Mark Faxon of Fort Wayne; daughter, Lisa (Dennis) Volkert of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Emily and Ben Faxon and Ryan, Kristoffer and Kelsey Volkert....
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Janet E. South

November 23, 2016

Janet E. South, 74, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Adams Heritage of Monroeville. Born in Muskegon, MI, Janet loved caring for her family as a homemaker. She also worked for Group Dekko of Kendallville and Target. Surviving are her children, Lori (Christine Dittmar) Lane of Union Mills, IN, Susan (James) Mabe of Fort Wayne, and Robert (Carrie) South of Boyne City, MI; ...
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Kent F. Detter

November 22, 2016

Kent F Detter, 60, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, November 22, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, on July 23, 1956. He loved blues music, and was an avid guitar player. Kent had a plethora of knowledge when it came to blues music and reptiles. He was a 1974 graduate of Leo High School. Surviving are his siblings; Claudia Detter, Denise Jones, and Trude (Bill) Myers-Eicher. Kent was preceded in...
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Virginia "Ginger" Carpenter

June 25, 1925 - November 21, 2016

Virginia "Ginger" Carpenter joined her beloved husband, David and her eldest son in glory on November 21, 2016. Ginger was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She loved to go to all the various sporting events in which her sons participated. She was an ardent Cubs and Peyton Manning fan. Ginger lived a life of servanthood to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She...
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Barbara A. Hontz

November 21, 2016

Barbara A. Hontz, 86, passed away November 21, 2016. Surviving are children, Holly (Kevin) Snyder, Janet (Bruce) Tiebert, and Joseph A. (Laura) Hontz, Jr.; Grandchildren, Nathan (Jennifer) Snyder, Aaron (Kelly) Snyder, Adam (Laura) Snyder, Samuel (Shelley) Snyder, Meghan Pitcher, Amanda (Brooks) Rohrs, Haley (Nick) Just, Amy (Shaun) Doan, Hilary (Ben) Armstrong, and Elizabeth Pitcher; 17 great...
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Loren K. Mosher

November 21, 2016

Loren K. Mosher, 54, passed away Monday, November 21, 2016 at Parkview Hospital. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Loren was a big I U basketball and Cub's baseball fan The family is requesting, all those in attendance to wear IU colors in honor of Loren. Surviving are his mother, Edith L. Mosher and brother, Gale (Stefanie Collins) Mosher of Churubusco, IN. Loren was preceded in death by his father,...
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Kenneth (Kenny) Jack Bredemeyer

November 21, 2016

"Kenny" Kenneth Jack Bredemeyer, 77, passed away peacefully Monday, November 21, 2016. Surviving are his children, the twins, Sallye S. (David Bruder) Uhen, and Sherrye L (Rick) Long, and Anita K (Randy) Werling; sister, Evelyn Messick; 6 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and former wife and mother of his children, Lou Brown. Kenny was preceded in death by his...
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Jeanne E. Derheimer

November 20, 2016

Jeanne E. Derheimer, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother died November 20, 2016. She is survived by her children, Fred (Terri) Derheimer,; Mark (Mary GiaQuinta) Derheimer,; Mary Anne Derheimer (Glenn Teschendorf); Peter Derheimer (Clare Applewhite); Dan (Carol); Nancy (Jeff) Washburn; Teresa (Rick) Johnson; and sister Patricia (Pat) Meehan; and numerous nieces and nephews. ...
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Estella M. Kerr

November 20, 2016

Estella M. Kerr, 90, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Estella worked with General Electric for 27 years. She was a member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Surviving are her husband of 46 years, Roland Kerr of Fort Wayne. Estella was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Antoinette Welling. Entombment in Catholic Cemetery. ...
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Merl (Butch) Everette Smith

November 18, 2016

Merl "Butch" Everette Smith, 78, passed away Friday, November 18, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, He enjoyed watching racing at Baer Field. Surviving are his sister, Caroline Hart of Monroeville, niece, Vicki Garrett of Harlan, great-niece, Jennifer Garrett of Harlan, nephews, Robert Hart Jr., Clifford, Shannon, & Jeremy Smith. Merle was preceded in death by mother, Pauline Barid, and father,...
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Thomas P. Kohrman, Sr.

August 19, 1932 - November 18, 2016

Thomas Kohrman, Sr., 84, passed away Friday, November 18, 2016 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Thomas was the son of the late Jerome and Marie Kohrman. Thomas worked with Navistar for 32 years, retiring in 1996. He was past member of Most Precious Blood Catholic Church. He was a current member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, St. Vincent de Paul...
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Mabel Zehr

November 17, 2016

Mabel "Mert" May Zehr, age 95, passed away at Ashton Creek Health and Rehab in Ft. Wayne. She was a member of Carroll Community Church. Mert loved gardening and baking, but most of all spending time with family. She was born on March 31, 1921 in Wauseon Ohio. She was reunited with her loving husband, Michael Monroe Zehr, on November 17, 2016.
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John Foelber

November 17, 2016

John F. Foelber, 77, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Byron Health Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, John was the owner and operator of Euro Auto Body for 35 years. He was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous and enjoyed restoring cars. Surviving are his son, Darin (Christina) Foelber of Fort Wayne; 3 grandchildren, Alex, Andrew and Pamela; brother, Tom (Jackie) Foelber of Fort...
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Betty L. Kantzer

November 17, 2016

Betty L. Kantzer, 93, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016. Surviving are her sons, Michael (Beverly) Kantzer of Fort Wayne IN; Mark (Vilma) Kantzer of Holiday, FL: step grand-children Andre, Antonio, Cristina, Angelica, step great-grandchild Liam, sister in law Patricia Adams of Miami, IN; nephew Rick Gasaway Bunker Hill, IN; and niece Laura Handy of Wabash, IN. Betty was preceded in death...
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Nancy G. Kassing

November 17, 2016

Nancy G. Kassing, 83, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Nancy was the daughter of the late Carl and Caroline Pedersen. She graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School and IPFW's first graduating class for Physician Assistant. She worked as a nurse and physician assistant throughout her career. She was a...
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Thomas R. Stanford

November 17, 2016

Thomas R. Stanford, 83, passed away November 17, 2016 at DeKalb Health in Auburn, Indiana. Private Services. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Homer M. Kennedy

November 17, 2016

Homer M. Kennedy, 92, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016. Born in Lagrange, IN, Homer worked as a printer with Fort Wayne Newspapers for 44 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the International Typographical Union and for many years, he loved woodworking and dedicated his life helping others. Surviving are many wonderful nieces & nephews. Homer was preceded in death by wife,...
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Charles R. Fischer

November 16, 2016

Charles R. Fischer ,77, passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016. Surviving are his wife, Donna M. (Waldvogel) Fischer; Robert (Patty) Fischer; son, Richard (Kim) Fischer; daughter, LeAnne (John) Shupe; sisters, Carol Germond and Lisa Bennett; grandchildren, Michael (Kelly), Amanda, Taylor & Alexa Fischer, Tony, Kristen, & Sierra Shupe, and great grandsons, Collin & Ethan Fischer. Charles...
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John H. Rash

August 7, 1934 - November 16, 2016

John H Rash, 82, passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home. John retired from Fort Wayne National Bank in 1988. Surviving are his wife, Mildred Rash of Huntington; daughters, Melinda (Mark) DeArmond of Monroe, Nikki (Jeff) Turner of Huntington, Kathi Rash of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Jared, Meagan, Joel, Tyler, Michael; sisters, Leah Teeple of Bluffton, Marie...
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Ricky Dale Reisinger

November 15, 2016

Ricky Dale Reisinger , 62, passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Surviving are his wife, Lorri Reisinger; daughter, Vanessa (Randy) Sheckler; son, Richard Reinger; brother, Ron (Bernie) Reisinger; brother, Randy (Betty) Reisinger; half sisters, Terry Dee Reisinger and Wendy Reisinger- Tipton; half brother, Ralph Stone; 4 grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and his little dog, Buddy ....
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Alejandro Cabrera Perez

November 14, 2016

Alejandro Cabrera Perez, 71, passed away Monday, November 14, 2016 in Fort Wayne. He was born in Saucillo, Jalpan de Serra, Queretaro, Mexico. Surviving are his daughter, Jessica (Shaun) Miller of Fort Wayne; 2 grandsons Shadrick and Jasper Miller; 4 brothers; 3 sisters; and many nieces and nephews in Mexico. Alejandro was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Hermelinda Cabrera Perez; and...
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John H. Timmerman

November 14, 2016

John H. Timmerman, 72, passed away Monday, November 14, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Cincinnati, OH, John worked as a Tax Preparer with H&R Block for 10 years. He was a wood turner and volunteered at V.A. and Lincoln Museum. Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Kristie (Taulbee) Timmerman of Fort Wayne, daughter, Kelley (Robert) Gick of Fort Wayne, daughter, Dr. Michelle (Benjamin Conaway)...
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Bernice M. (Harchelrode) Norris

November 14, 2016

Bernice M. (Harchelrode) Norris, 101, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 14, 2016 surrounded by her family. She is survived by her daughter Carol (John) Glass; daughter-in-law, Patricia Norris; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a niece and nephew and their families. She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest Norris; son, Richard...
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Scott Reuille

November 13, 2016

FORMERLY of Fort Wayne - Scott M. Reuille, of Rolling Meadows, Illinois, was born on November 6, 1964 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Michael and Pamella (nee Schwartz) Reuille. He passed away at home on Sunday, November 13, 2016, surrounded by family. Scott was employed with HSBC of America for 19 years. Scott was an avid sports fan who embraced life, family, and friends. Scott is survived by his high...
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Doris Ann Bracht

November 13, 2016

Doris Ann Bracht, 88, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016. Surviving are her daughters, Cheryl (David) Casebere of Edgerton, OH, Margaret (Jeff) Grindle of Fort Wayne, IN and Janice (Ernie) Bradley of N. Manchester, IN; 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Neil E. Bracht and brother, Harold Cayton and one grandchild. Memorials may be made St...
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Thomas G. Baysinger

November 13, 2016

Thomas G. Baysinger, 75, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, November 13, 2016 with his family by his side. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Shirley (Jump) Baysinger; son, Dean (Dawn) Baysinger; daughters, Dawn (Chuck) Richeal, and Deb (Steve) Miller; 6 grandchildren, Daniel, Chad, Brian, Jeremy, Jessica, and Brandon; 12 great-grandchildren; siblings, Bernie, Marcielle, Marilyn,...
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Ashley Marie Senters

November 13, 2016

Ashley Marie Senters, 36, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Fort Wayne, IN. Surviving are her mother, Susan Wright; daughter Amara Mary Ellen Senters; step son, Traejen Senters; half brother, Jeff (Leigh) Weisenauer; nephews, Jordan and Tyler Weisenauer . Ashley was preceded in death by her father, Jack Weisenauer. Memorials may be made to: Masses at Our...
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Catherine Patton

November 13, 2016

CATHERINE PATTON, 95, of Fort Wayne, peacefully passed away Sunday Nov 13, 2016. Born Oct 25, 1921 in Ft Wayne, she was an active member of St Jude Catholic Church, enjoyed playing golf, cards, spending time with family, helping in volunteer activities and socializing with friends. Cathy was a librarian at the Journal Gazette before retiring as a secretary from Phelps Dodge. Surviving are her...
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Donald Weikel

November 13, 2016

Donald Weikel , 75, passed away to be with our great God, Sunday, November 13, 2016. Surviving are his loving wife of 57 years, Marsha Weikel of Fort Wayne, daughter, Cathy Opperman of Lake Geneva, WI, daughter, Carol (Scott) Glassley of Fort Wayne, daughter, Connie (Denny) Middleton of Huntington, 5 wonderful grandchildren, 5 adorable great grandchildren, brother, Robert Weikel of Fort Wayne,...
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John (Jack) J. Bollier

November 13, 2016

John "Jack" J. Bollier, 93, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016 in Leo, IN. Surviving are his five sons, Steven (Pam) Bollier; Gary (Christy) Bollier; Ronald (Edie) Bollier; Philip (Stephanie) Bollier; James (Rhonda) Bollier; 20 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Jeanne Smith. Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Bollier; parents John and Lydia Bollier; ...
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Richard "Willie" Williams

April 5, 1937 - November 12, 2016

Richard "Willie" Williams, 79, passed away Monday, November 14, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Hartford City, Indiana, Willie was the son of the late Robert and Dorothy Williams. Surviving are his wife Greta Chapman, son Gary Williams and many extended family members and friends. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at St. Joseph Hospital Intensive Care...
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Harold W. (Slim) Han

November 12, 2016

Harold W. "Slim" Hans, 82, passed away November 12, 2016. He was born on August 18, 1934 and was the son of the late Erwin and Magdalina Hans. Slim was a County Monty for the Sheriff's Department Reserves in 1965. Surviving are his sister, Marjorie Erhardt. Slim was preceded in death by his four siblings. A Wake in honor of Slim will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the Eagles #248...
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Samantha Mariann Dillman

November 12, 2016

Samantha Mariann Dillman , 15, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Clinton Twp, MI, Samantha was a sophomore at Northrop High School where she loved to dance and sing in the Allure Show Choir and performed in Annie the musical. Samantha loved to play the violin and ukulele for her family. Sam's favorite day would be going to the...
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Pearl Louis Waldron Huett

November 12, 2016

Pearl Louis Waldron Huett, 94, entered into the gates of heaven on Saturday, November 12th. Pearl married the boy next door and love of her life, Red Huett, on June 14, 1941. They went on to have 70 wonderful years together. They had many adventures together, starting with living thru WWII. Pearl worked at GE during the war years. Their first daughter was born while Red was at war so...
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Diane Lucile Compton

November 11, 2016

Diane Lucile Compton, 77, passed away Friday, November 11, 2016 at home. Surviving are her daughter, Mary (Dan) Quigley; grandchildren, Katie (Matt) Krause; Colleen Quigley and Megan Quigley; great grandchildren, Dylan and Kenzie Krause; brother, Mike (Barb) Lauer. She also has many cherished nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Diane was preceded in death by her parents William and Lucile...
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David R. Childers

November 11, 2016

David R. Childers, 62, passed away Friday, November 11, 2016 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, David worked at Target for 25 years, retiring in 2012. He loved hanging around the house and spending time with his family. Surviving are his wife, Kathy M. Childers of Fort Wayne, IN; mother, Rita Childers; children Angela (Manuel) Flores, Melissa (Jeff) Wilson, Jason (Amy) Childers, Wesley...
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Donald J. Karolewcz

November 11, 2016

Donald J. Karolewicz, 72, passed away on Veteran's Day, Friday, November 11, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his nephew, Chris (Julie) Beck of Fort Wayne; niece, Jennifer (Paul) Wecker of Batavia, IL; great-nephews and great-nieces, Miranda, Jeremy, Marissa, Grace, Kate, and Emma . Donald was preceded in death by his parents, George and Cecilia A. Karolewicz; 2 sisters, Patricia Beck and...
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Joan Hook

November 10, 2016

Joan Hook, 83, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016. She was born in Laporte, IN, on December 1, 1932. The daughter of the late Edward and Lillie Horsley. Surviving are her children; Paul D. Hook, Catherine L. Hook-Wheaton, Edward A. Hook, and Karen (Dean) Park; 9 grandchildren; and11 great-grandchildren. Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Hook; sister and best friend, Addie...
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Tammy (Toot) Harrison

November 9, 2016

Tammy "Toot" Harrison, 56, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her sons, Rick Pitman of Fort Wayne, IN and Shane Ehrhart; brother, Jim Ehrhart; favorite granddaughter, Briana Ehrhart; grandson, Matthew Schmuck and many other family and friends. Tamara was preceded in death by her parents Wallace and Sue Ehrhart, and brother, Paul...
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Leonard Albert Swihart

November 9, 2016

Leonard Albert Swihart, age 87, passed away November 9, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Audrey Swihart nee Stephens; 3 children, Steven (Louise) Swihart, Teresa (Greg) Kitson, and Kevin (Deb) Swihart; 4 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and his sister-in-law, Lois Swihart. Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Francis Swihart; 2 brothers, Harold Swihart;...
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Marilyn Payton

November 9, 2016

Marilyn Payton, 64, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Marilyn worked as a Home Health Aid with New Horizons for 18 years. She was the backbone of the family, loved her grandkids, and caregiver to all. Surviving are her husband, William Payton, daughter, Pearley (Adam) Hahn, son, Kevin Smitley, sister, Anna Moyers, brother,...
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Ialean M. Redmerski

November 9, 2016

Ialean M. Redmerski, 91, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Harbor Assisted Living. Surviving are her sons, Steven (Linda) Hamrick, Thomas(Terri) Hamrick both of Fort Wayne, daughter, Larraine (Tom) Boyd of London, OH; five grandchildren; and one step-grandson. Ialean was preceded in death by her parents Jacob and Pauline Guenther, and husband, Paul Redmerski. Burial in Catholic...
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Albert M. DeWispelaere

November 8, 2016

Albert M. DeWispelaere , 83, passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Surviving are his daughters, Kelly Ann Smith, Debbie DeWispelaere, Teresa DeWispelaere, Patty Geerken Kathleen Clouse; son, Michael Allen (Kathy) DeWispelaere; brother, Bill (Joyce) Needham; sister, Sister Mary Ann Burkhart; sister Nancy Davis; 9 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. Albert was preceded in...
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Edmone Maloley

November 7, 2016

Edmone Maloley, 91, passed away Monday, November 7, 2016. Surviving are his son, Michael Maloley; nieces Nellie and Ginny Maloley all of Fort Wayne, IN. Edmone was preceded in death by wife, Colleen Maloley, brothers, Alfred and Michael B. Maloley, sisters Rose Joseph and Evelyn Newell and niece Marion Bedree. No calling or service. Memorials may be made to the St. John Chrysostom...
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Ruth V. Evard

November 7, 2016

Ruth V. Evard, 87 of Leo, IN, passed away Monday, November 7, 2016 at home. Surviving are her daughter, Cheri L. Baker; grandchildren, Jeffery L Baker; Heather L Baker; and Darcy L (Cameron J) Schwartz; 4 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter; brother Denzel Robert Widner . Ruth was preceded in death by her parents William Ulysses Zeputy Widner and Mary Angeline Widner,...
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Arthur "Paul" Hartman

March 31, 1938 - November 7, 2016

Arthur "Paul" Hartman, 78, passed away Monday, November 7, 2016 at Heritage Park Health Care Center. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Paul was the son of the late Louis and Elizabeth Hartman. He worked with Midwestern Life Insurance Company for 25 years before finding his true calling as a salesman where he worked for Janitor Supply for 27 years before retiring in 2008. Paul loved to play and...
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Larry Ray Marlow

November 5, 2016

Larry Ray Marlow, 66, passed away Saturday, November 5, 2016 in Fort Wayne. He is survived by his wife, Helen Marlow; his children, Carlena (Mark) Goddard; William Marlow; Kimberly (Caylie) Houlihan; 2 grandchildren Taylor and Addison; 1 great-granddaughter, Avery; sisters, Patricia Smith and Sheila (Dennis) Donaldson. Services are 2:00 pm, Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at D.O. McComb and Sons...
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Angelina Estrella Gonzalez

November 5, 2016

Infant, Angelina Estrella Gonzalez , passed away, November 5, 2016 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. She is survived by her mother, Perla Ramon and father, Noe Gonzalez. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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George "Bill" Parrot

September 3, 1928 - November 5, 2016

George "Bill" Parrot, 88 passed away Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Golden Years Homestead in Fort Wayne. Born September 3, 1928 in Jackson, Michigan, George worked as a steel fabricator for PWC Fabrication retiring in 1993. He served in the US Army 29th Infantry during the Korean War. He was a charter member of the Heritage Lions Club, a member of the American Legion and the Southwest...
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Marguerite Haner

November 4, 2016

Marguerite Ellen Hafner, 92, passed away November 4, 2016 at Woodview Health Care Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Frank C. Haughey

November 3, 2016

Frank C. Haughey, 72, passed away Thursday, November 3, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Frank the son of the late Hugh and Pauline Haughey. He loved animals, his family, and enjoyed going fishing with his friends. Surviving are his son, Chris Haughey of Columbia City; step-daughter, Amy (Chris) Hancher-Bible of Auburn; and ten grandchildren. Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Sue E...
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Joan Black

November 3, 2016

Joan C. Black, 76, passed away Thursday, November 3, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Joan enjoyed cooking and spoiling her grandchildren. Surviving are her daughters, Pattie DeCara, and Vicki (Michael) Grabowski both of Fort Wayne; son, John (Cristi) Black of Pipersville, PA; 9 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Joan was preceded in death by husband of 55 years, William...
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James Felts

November 3, 2016

James E. Felts, 88, died Thursday, November 3, 2016 in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne at St. Joseph Hospital on February 16.1928 to Edward J. and Margaret Felts nee Wilkinson. Jim graduated from Saint Meinrad College and the School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. He retired in 1993 as Vice President of Summit Bank after 40 years of service. Jim was a member of St. Patrick...
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Isaac E. Jones, Jr.

November 3, 2016

Isaac E. Jones Jr., 78, passed away Thursday, November 3, 2016. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Eva Jones; his children, Carmen (Derrick) DeBruce; Eric I. Jones; Stephan M. Jones; Lorri L. Long; and Lisa L. Martin; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Clossie Jean Jones; brother, Garner Lee (Rose) Jones Sr.; and sister, Johnnie Mae Banks-Dawkins. Isaac was...
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Linda S. Babcock

November 2, 2016

Linda S. Babcock, 63, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Garrett, IN, Linda worked with the Do It Best Corp for17 years, retiring in 2010. Surviving are her husband, Wilbur "Wil" Babcock of Fort Wayne; her siblings, Georganna Bickley, David (Wendy) Marti, Mike (Kari) Marti, and Todd Marti all of Garrett, IN. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and...
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Mary Berning

November 1, 2016

Mary Elizabeth Berning, 96 of Oxnard, CA passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 1, 2016. She was born in Lafayette, IN to Karl and Elizabeth Held. Early in her life the family moved to Fort Wayne,IN. She graduated in 1939 from South Side High School.On June 6, 1942, Mary married Arnold Berning. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. They had two children,Ronald and Sharon. After her husband passed...
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Viola M. McKee

November 1, 2016

Viola M. McKee, 96, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Surviving are her daughter, Patricia "Patti" (Joe) Ottinger, son, Steven (Robbie) McKee, brothers; Gerald Moore, Russell (Joan) Moore, and William (Becky) Moore, sister, Janice Ianucilli. Viola was preceded in death by her parents, William and Frances Moore, husband, Edward McKee, son, Roger McKee, brothers; Edwin Moore and Robert Moore...
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Stephen Poswinski

November 1, 2016

Stephen Poswinski , 68, passed away November 1, 2016 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in New York, NY. He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. Surviving are his son, Chris (Courtney) Poswinski of Fort Wayne, 3 grandchildren sister, Alice Benner of Long Island, NY brothers, Paul Poswinski of Derby, CT, and Alexander Poswinski of Rochester, NY. Stephen was preceded in death...
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Frederick William Busch

November 1, 2016

Frederick "Fritz" Busch Frederick William Busch, 82, Fort Wayne, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. He was born December 18, 1933 in Rochester, MN, to Frederick and Margaret (Stowell) Busch. He graduated from Cretin High School and the University of Minnesota. He served in the United States Air Force as an F-89 pilot and later in the Minnesota Air National Guard as a...
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Nicholas (Nick) J. Mruk

October 31, 2016

Nicholas "Nick" J. Mruk, 24, passed away Monday, October 31, 2016 in Huntertown. Born in New Jersey, Nick enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially cycling. He enjoyed listening to music and watching movies. He was always thoughtful and had real understanding for the meaning of life. Above all, Nick loved spending time with his brothers. He was known by all as "LB". Surviving are his...
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Jakob Berger

October 31, 2016

Jakob Berger, 88, passed away Monday, October 31, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Klenak, Yugoslavia Jakob and his wife have been residents of Fort Wayne, IN since 1951. Jakob was a carpenter and mason with Fort Wayne Parks Department for 32 years, retiring in 1994. He was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and the Fort Wayne Sports Club. Jakob was an avid Notre...
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Ruth G. Sitton

October 31, 2016

Ruth G. Sitton, 94, passed away Monday, October 31, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, IN on October 12, 1922. She was the daughter of the late Ralph and Sylvia Bieber. Surviving are her daughters, Carol A. (Marvin) Alwine, and Tina M. (Joseph) Marchand; 13 Grandchildren, and 21 Great-Grandchildren. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Max L. Sitton, daughter, Barbara E. Evans; and...
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Elizabeth Jean Beck

October 31, 2016

Elizabeth Jean Beck, 90, passed away surrounded by her loving family October 31, 2016. Surviving are her daughters, Nannette (Clarence) Campbell; Barbara (Alan) McFeters; Terry (Scott) Whitford and Sandra (John) Seyfert; 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren . Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents W.Frederick and Clara Masanz, husband A. Harold Beck, son Michael Beck, grandson...
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William (Bill) M. Terry

October 31, 2016

William "Bill" M.Terry , 91, passed away Monday, October 31, 2016. Surviving are his son, Richard W. (Sylvia) Terry, granddaughter, Dawn and Robyn Terry, great-grandchildren, Jordan and Tyler Reining; sisters, Martha Jean (Bob) Thomas; JoAnn Baker; brother, Tim (Karen) Terry. William was preceded in death by his parents William H. and Flora Jo Terry, wife, Marjorie "Margie" K Terry, two...
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Cynthia Ann Brown

March 19, 1945 - October 30, 2016

Cynthia A. Brown, 71, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Amboy, IL, Cynthia was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Nina Pfoutz. Cynthia earned her bachelors degree in education from Manchester College and her masters degree in education from Indiana University. She was a fourth grade school teacher with SWACS for 37 years, retiring in...
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Esther Marie Wilson Schellenberger

October 30, 2016

Esther Marie Wilson Schellenberger, 80, of Lake George, IN, passed away at 4:54 pm on Sunday, October 30, 2016. She married Leon E. Wilson on September 3, 1955, who preceded her in death. Esther is survived by: sister, Mattie Duffel; son, Kenneth W. (Patricia) Wilson; two daughters: Sandy (Mike) Hayes, Bloomington and Sharon (Jeff) Sallot,; husband, James Schellenberger; step-daughters:...
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Renfred (Ren) Lightning

October 30, 2016

Renfred "Ren" Lightning, 66, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, October 30, 2016 surrounded by his family and friends in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne on May 29, 1950, Ren worked as a BZT Technician beginning in 1971 with GTE, then with Verizon, and most recently with Frontier where he retired in 2009. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. He served with...
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Marie (McLaughlin) Graves

October 30, 2016

Marie (McLaughlin) Graves, 79 passed away on Sunday, October 30th, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. A lifelong resident of Fort Wayne, she was the current owner and President of Statewide Trucking, and past Vice-President and owner of Graves Trucking, a company founded by her and her husband, Chuck. She spent the majority of her lifetime building a company and raising five children. In her...
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John G. Jedinak

October 30, 2016

John G. Jedinak, 83, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2016. Surviving are his wife, Sandra S. Jedinak of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Todd (Dawndi) Jedinak; daughter Tamara "Tami" Jedinak; step-son, Scott (Julie) Stark; step-daughters, Debra Stark Moser and Laura (Tom) Leeuw both of Fort Wayne, IN and 5 grandchildren. John was preceded in death by his parents John Jedinak and Helen R. Rucinski. ...
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Shirley Roe

October 30, 2016

Shirley Roe, 88, passed away October 30, 2016. She is survived by her husband, Leonard Roe and their children, Nancy Paris, William (Treva) Paris, Michael Paris, Joseph (Pam) Paris, Cindy (Russ) Doty, Sandy Roe, David (Jenny) Paris, Daniel Paris, Keith (Jana) Roe, as well as many grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Private services to be held at a later date. Arrangements by D.O. McComb &...
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Miriah Herport

October 17, 1989 - October 29, 2016

Miriah Herport, 27, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016. Riah was a great story teller, and the people's life's she touched will never forget her. Surviving are her girls; Aleeyah Herport, Ava Herport and Hannah Harman; dad, David Herport; mom, Andrea (Mark) Schroeder; siblings, Taylor Herport, Sadie Schroeder, Brandon Schroeder; grandma, Katie (Bruce) Korn; grandma, Patricia Herport...
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Philip L. Kemp

October 29, 2016

Philip L. Kemp, 73, returned to his heavenly home on October 29, 2016. His devotion to his family and friends, and his firm belief in God, supported him in his health struggles and ultimately gave him peace. Phil is survived wife, Patti; daughters Rebekah (Matt) Elder and Jackie (Darrick) Engelman; grandchildren Cameron & Micah Elder and Drew & Preston Engelman; and sister, Ann (Bud) Herron...
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Deborah K. Hartnett Moles Miller

October 29, 2016

Deborah K. Hartnett Moles Miller, 67, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016. Surviving daughters, Lisa (Kevin) Martin and Angela (David Frederick) Moles and Teresa (Danny) Stannard; nephew, Shawn Mahathy; grandchildren, Joshua P. Moles, Jennifer K. (Andrew Rodriguez) Moles, Kristy Martin, Dallas Mahathy; great grandchild, Aiden Martin. Deborah was preceded in death by her parents William...
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Rickey (Rick) Eby

October 29, 2016

Rickey "Rick" Eby, 65, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, was the son of the late Gene Eby and M. Louise Miller. Rick graduated from Snyder High School class of 1969. He owned and operated Alliance Bankcard Processing which he founded in 1994. He was a member of the Avilla Masonic Lodge #460, honorary member of...
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Carol L. Aderholt

October 29, 2016

Carol L. Aderholt, 81, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016. Surviving are her spouse of 61 years, Richard J. Aderholt; children, Cindy (Doug) Schroeder, Gloria (Jim) Baals, and Susan (Mike) Newville of Fort Wayne, 7 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and brother, Delbert (Jeanne) Hall of Pandora, OH. Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Edna Hall; and sister, Dorothy...
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David Whitfield

October 28, 2016

David Whitfield , 56, passed away Friday, October 28, 2016 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Paris, TN, Surviving are his wife, Debbie Whitfield of Bluffton, IN: step son, Andrew Stock daughters, Stacey and Christine Whitfield, step-daughter, Dakota Haus, step-sons, Carl Haus, Michael Haus brothers, Terry, Mark, James, and Joey Whitfield, sisters, Marie Blanchard, JoAnn Whitfield, 13...
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Antoinette (Toni) Dare Bibb

October 28, 2016

Antoinette "Toni" Dare Bibb, 65, passed away October 28, 2016 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Toni worked for Walgreens for 19 years. She loved gardening and animals. Surviving are her mother, Odetta Bender of Fort Wayne, IN; sister, Jennifer Mullin of Amelia Island, FL; brother, John (Renee) Bender of Fort Wayne, IN; nephew, Sean Bender of Bremerton, WA; nieces, Joey and Amelia Bender...
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Vincent E. Turner

October 28, 2016

Vincent E. Turner, 48, passed away Friday, October 28, 2016. Vincent had many passions in life, his friends and family being his most prized possession. Surviving are his children, Tiffany (Quaide Pryor) Turner, Jacob (Brittany) Turner, Trevor, Zacharie, and Alexander; fiancé, Lisa Royer; mother, Ann E. Turner; siblings, Theresa (Ken) Thomas and Jason (Missy) Turner; and 6 grandchildren. He was...
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Miguel Moreno, Sr.

October 28, 2016

Miguel Moreno Sr., 69, passed away Friday, October 28, 2016. Surviving are his wife, Alba Moreno of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Miguel (Mirna) Moreno, Jr. of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Alejandro Moreno of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Merida (Alfredo) Palacios of Hammond, IN; sister, Maria (Luis) Ortiz of Azusa, CA; brother, Felipe Moreno of Azusa, CA; sister, Martha Moreno; and 11 grandchildren. Miguel was...
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Margaret Louise Terrell

October 28, 2016

Margaret Louise Terrell, 93, passed away Friday, October 28, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Hudson, MI, she was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. During the war, she worked as a "Rosie the Riveter" where she met her husband at the Willow Run B-24 "Liberator" Bomber factory in Michigan. Surviving are her daughter, Anita L (Tom) Jalbert of Belvidere, IL; sons,...
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Susan Ashley

October 28, 2016

Susan Ashley, 67, passed away Friday, October 28, 2016. Susan worked as a Surgical Technologist with Parkview for 10 years, retiring in 2012. She was an avid shopper and collector. Surviving are her Spouse, Patrick Peeper; mother, Mary Stanley; children, Michelle Ashley Greer, Shannon Ashley Hetzel, and Amanda Ashley Sinnes; 2 grandchildren; and brother, Josiah A. Stanley, III. Susan was...
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Marie E Ditmer

October 28, 2016

Marie E. Ditmer, 97, passed away Friday, October 28, 2016. Surviving are her children, Harold (Bev) Ditmer, Sharon M. (Dale) Folkert, and Wanda Tyler; 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Marie was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mabel Yoder; husband, Arthur Ditmer; grandsons, Joe and James Tyler; great-grandchild, Adam Scott DeLacy; and son-in-law, Jerry Tyler. Memorial...
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