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Patricia J. Rittenhouse

September 20, 2019

Patricia J. Rittenhouse, 69, of Fort Wayne passed away Friday, September 20, 2019 at her home. Patricia was born February 7, 1950 in Fort Wayne to the late Gene E. and Betty H. (Gladieux) Place. She retired as an administrative assistant with Kroger. Surviving is her son, Michael S. (Susan) Bolla of Indianapolis; sister, Susan Norton of Huntertown; brother, Mike (Kim) Place of Elkhart; and her...
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Clairus M. Dew

September 19, 2019

CLAIRUS M. DEW, 103, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. By his own words, he'd had "a full measure of life" and had been active and independent until the last month of his life. Born Aug. 10, 1916, in Monmouth, Ill., he was the youngest son of Wilmer Dew and Mary Margaret (Giffin) Dew. Clairus spend his early years helping with the family dairy business. He graduated from Monmouth, Ill. High...
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Joseph N. Markiton

June 15, 1943 - September 19, 2019

Joseph (Nick) N. Markiton, 76, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019 at home. He served in the U.S. Navy at Guantanamo Bay. Nick was born in North Carolina to John Markiton, Jr. and Eva Maxine (Branch) Markiton. He was later raised by Robert and Fran Murphy of Fort Wayne. He is survived by his wife, Deborah (Harris) Markiton; three daughters, Amy (Ed) McCarthy; Carla (Tracey) Hughes; and...
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Rose Marie Freiburger

September 17, 2019

Rose Marie Freiburger, 87, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at The Hearth at Sycamore Village. Born July 3, 1932 in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Julie (Ueber) Freiburger. A graduate of Central Catholic High School, Rose continued her education at Indiana University. She was the head of operations with the Indiana Employment Security Division for...
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Marta R. Wilbert

September 17, 2019

Marta R. Wilbert, 62, of Fort Wayne, passed away September 17, 2019. Arrangements by D.O. McComb and Sons Foster Park Funeral Home.
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Beverly J. Welker

September 15, 2019

Beverly J. Welker, 82, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne to the late George J. and Edna M. (Butler) Bickel. She married Jerry L. Welker on May 9, 1964 and he survives. Beverly was an active member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She and Jerry would help count envelopes and helped with 45 funerals at St Vincent. She...
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Phyllis Theresa Brand

September 14, 2019

Phyllis Theresa Brand, 91, passed away on September 14, 2019. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on February 14, 1928, the daughter of the late Edward and Clara Ansberry. She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School. Phyllis retired from GTE/Verizon doing instrument repair. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. In her spare time, Phyllis was an avid reader, and she spent a lot of time...
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Nellie (Marie) Stalter-Clark

September 22, 1918 - September 13, 2019

Nellie "Marie" Stalter-Clark, 100, of Fort Wayne passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019. She was born on September 22, 1918 in Wells County, Indiana to the late Rosil and Nellie (Stahl) Valentine. She worked at GE retiring after 19 years. Marie was a lifetime member of the Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren, where she participated in numerous fellowship and volunteer opportunities, was a part...
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Kayla Nicole Bentley

September 12, 2019

Kayla Nicole Bentley, 34 of Berne, IN passed away unexpectedly September 12, 2019. She was born November 20, 1984 in Whitesburg, KY to Arnold and Shannon (Sergent) Bentley. Kayla loved by all and will be dearly missed. She is survived by her parents, Arnold and Shannon Bentley, daughter, Katelynn Sauerwine, sisters, Susan (Paul) Jackson, Samantha (John) Bradburn, brother, Adam (Kelly) Bentley...
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Gerald (Jerry) Hannah

September 12, 2019

Gerald "Jerry" Hannah, passed away on September 12, 2019 with his loved ones by his side. Born in Paterson, New Jersey in 1949, he was the son of the late Gavin and Mary Hannah. Jerry graduated from Villanova University and worked in Human Resources for many years. Jerry loved the outdoors, had a passion for college basketball (Go Nova!) and enjoyed reading in his spare time. Music was a big part...
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Sharon L. Shroyer Riley

September 12, 2019

Sharon L. Shroyer Riley (Mrs. Coach) was granted the desire of her heart and passed on to her heavenly home on September 12, 2019 at the age of 82. She was born on November 3, 1936 the daughter of Marion A. and Gwendolyn (Gindlesparger) Shroyer. She graduated from North Side High School in 1955. She was employed with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 20 years and was a member of Life Bridge...
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Larry Blair

September 12, 2019

Larry Blair, 78, loving Husband and Father passed away on September 12, 2019 at home surrounded by his family. He was born on March 2, 1941 in Eaton, IN, the son of the late William & Mardale Blair. Larry attended Northside High school. He served on the Fort Wayne Fire Department for 30 years and received several awards including the 2010 Retiree of the year award for unselfishly volunteering...
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Clarissa Martinez Stull

September 12, 2019

Clarissa Martinez Stull, 50, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN to Jesus and Natividad Martinez. She was a 1992 graduate of Ball State University. She then graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with her radiology certification. She married Darrin Stull on September 19, 2001 and he survives. She worked in...
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Kelly Shawn Fox

September 11, 2019

Kelly Shawn Fox, 58, passed away on September 11, 2019. He was born July 2, 1961 in Fort Wayne, IN, the youngest son of the late Ronald H. Fox, and surviving mother, Helen G. Fox. Kelly graduated from Paul Harding High School, the class of 1980.. Kelly had worked at Dana Corp, North American, Goodyear Tire and ITT to name a few. He enjoyed antique collecting, coins, model cars and others as well...
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Lee T. Myers

September 11, 2019

Lee T. Myers, age 85, passed peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, IN. Lee was born on April 10, 1934 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He served in the Air Force for four years and was stationed in Duluth, Minnesota, where he met his wife of 60 years, Gail (Miller) Myers. He is survived by his wife, Gail; son, Steve (Amy)...
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Ryan Scott Kelley

September 10, 2019

Ryan Scott Kelley, 40 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away unexpectedly on September 10, 2019. He was born, April 13, 1979 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Scott and Carol (Gloman) Kelley. Ryan was a Handyman and was loved by all and will be truly missed. He is survived by his children, Rachel, Carol and Ryan Kelley, Sister, Cassie Kelley, brothers, Austin (Catie) Kelley, Adam (Char) Kelley, Scott Kelley,...
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Karlita K. Hassig

September 10, 2019

Karlita K. Hassig, 79, passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. She was born on April 8, 1940 in Huntington, Indiana to the late Leland and Blanche (Hedrick) Bonewitz. Karlita worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Byron Health Center for many years. She belonged to the Huntertown United Methodist Church (Lifehouse Church) for 50 years. She enjoyed traveling, playing bunko, bingo, and word...
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Chester (Chet) Arthur Coy

September 10, 2019

Chester "Chet" Arthur Coy, 89, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. He was born to the late Ernest and Mable (Caskey) Coy in Noble County, IN on November 26, 1929. Chet spent many years driving truck across the country. He also owned several small business over the years. Chet loved watching any sport and was passionate about Big Ten Basketball and the Cincinnati Reds...
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Ann M. Matteson

April 6, 1930 - September 9, 2019

Ann M. Matteson, 89, of Fort Wayne passed away September 9, 2019 at Signature Care Nursing Home. Ann was born April 6, 1930 in Reynolds, IN to the late Stanley and Elsie (Wertin) Callahan. She worked for Magnavox for 30 years and Parker Hannifin for over 10 years before retiring. Surviving are her sons, Colby (Geri Jordan) Matteson and Doug (Gracie) Matteson, both of Fort Wayne; six...
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Karen F. Wild

September 8, 2019

Karen F. Wild, 80, of Fort Wayne, went Home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 8, 2019. She was born to the late Herbert H. and Edith (Cook) Fouts on May 25, 1939 in Rome, NY. On September 4, 1960, she married Harry E. Wild in Fort Wayne. Karen retired from Lutheran Hospital after 30 years of service as a RN. She was a member of Brookside Community Church. Karen enjoyed church choir, sewing...
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James T. Maley

September 8, 2019

James T. Maley, age 78, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at his residence. He was born on June 17, 1941 in Fort Wayne to Roy and Gleniveive (Langas) Maley. Jim attended North Side High School and then continued his education at IPFW in Fort Wayne where he studied anthropology. Jim served his country honorably with the United States Air Force. On August 18, 1970, he...
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Allan R. Straten

September 8, 2019

Allan R. Straten, 79, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019. He was born on July 13, 1940 in Jersey City, New Jersey to the late Thomas and Mary (Egan) Straten, and was raised in Hoboken, New Jersey. Allan was a graduate of Demarest H.S. in Hoboken, NJ and a graduate of Defiance College, in Defiance, Ohio with a bachelor's degree. Allan taught for 25 years in Hoboken, NJ and was...
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Janice B. Heller

September 8, 2019

Janice B. Heller, 69, of Fort Wayne, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus at her home on September 8, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Lyle and Rosemary Smith. She worked for a short time as a nurse at Lutheran Hospital but then chose to devote her life to raising her kids. She will live on in our hearts forever. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Richard Heller; son, Jeff...
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Carl Brian Brown

September 8, 2019

Carl Brian Brown, 56 of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on September 8, 2019. He was born March 20, 1963 in Robbins, Tennessee to the late Garfield Brown and Claudie "Ellen" (Lawson) Dunlap. Carl was a Fork Lift Operator for Greenstone. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary (Perkins) Brown, children, Kyle and Cassie Brown, sisters, June Sutton, Sheila Jennene Treadway, Delphine Barrett,...
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Silvestra M. Hernandez

September 8, 2019

Silvestra M. Hernandez, 93, of Fort Wayne, passed away on September 8,2019. She was born in Mabank, TX on September 15, 1925, the daughter of the late Jose and Julia Morones. Silvestra married Guadalupe Hernandez Sr. on June 10, 1945. She was an active member of First Assembly of God and loved the Lord dearly. She enjoyed traveling wide and far, including being able to visit Jerusalem. Silvestra...
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W. Patricia (Patty) Dean

September 8, 2019

W. Patricia "Patty" Dean, 80, of Fort Wayne passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019 at her home. Patricia was born on October 10, 1938 in Uhrichsville, OH to the late Tompkins and Alice (Craft) Anderson. She completed her Master's Degree and then spent her career in telecommunications working for Verizon and then Butler Communication. Upon retirement her favorite loves were her dog Boomer, her...
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F. Lee Bushong

September 8, 2019

F. Lee Bushong, 99, passed away on September 8, 2019. He was born on May 28, 1920 in Kendallville, Indiana. He served as Lieutenant (J.G) in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the South Pacific on the Cruiser. USS Nashville. After the war he started his career as a teacher at the Kendallville High School, where he taught industrial Arts and coached track. In 1953 he taught at the Central H.S. in Fort...
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John F. Snyder

September 8, 2019

John F. Snyder, 79, passed away at home surrounded by family on September 8, 2019. He was born in Crestline, Ohio on April 19, 1940 the son of the late Donald and Grace Snyder. John served in the United States Air Force from 1962 to 1966 when he was Honorably discharged. John retired from ITT after 38 years of employment. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Susan Snyder; children, Julie ...
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Holly A. Owens

September 6, 2019

Holly A. Owens, 37 of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away unexpectedly September 6, 2019. She was born to Danny Wayne and Bonnie (Larson) Owens on June 17, 1982 in Norton, Virginia. Holly worked as a Housekeeper for Town Place Suites in Fort Wayne, IN. She is survived by her children, Alicia and Leland Jen, father, Danny Wayne Owens, sister, Mela Trimble-Botello, and brothers, Tivercio and Jose...
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Ta De Po

September 6, 2019

Ta De Po, 42, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, September 6, 2019. Arrangements by Mungovan Simple, 2114 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802.
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James Kevin Roseberry

September 5, 2019

James Kevin Roseberry, 65, passed away while surrounded by loved ones on September 5, 2019. James was born on March 29, 1954 and graduated from New Haven High School. He lived most of his life in Fort Wayne, where he was employed by Applied Industrial Technologies for almost 38 years. Most recently serving as the branch manager, until he retired 5 years ago. James was lovingly known as Kevin,...
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Jerry M. Wynn

September 5, 2019

Jerry M. Wynn, 74, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Wabash, IN to the late John and Geraldine (Heider) Wynn. He married Sandra L. Hopper on November 15, 1988 and she survives. He worked as a forklift drive for General Mills for 16 years, retiring on June 2, 2019. Jerry enjoyed fishing, gambling, watching sports, and...
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Dorothy I. Lowery

September 5, 2019

Dorothy I Lowery, 97, of Fort Wayne, passed away on September 5, 2019, at St Anne's Retirement Community. Born on October 19, 1921, in Montpelier, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late John H and Claire I (Miller) Fenicle. She was a graduate of Montpelier High School, and moved to Fort Wayne to attend Beauty College, where she later met her husband Wayne. She was a member of Salem United Church...
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Susanne C Foote

July 1, 1933 - September 5, 2019

Suzanne C. Foote, 86, of Fort Wayne passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019 at her residence. Suzanne was born July 1, 1933 in Huntington, Indiana a daughter of the late Maurice Kitchcart and Adaline (Howley) Rammel. She was a homemaker who spent her life caring for her family. Surviving are her sons, Gregory A. Foote of Fort Wayne; Michael J. Foote of New Paris, IN; and Timothy R. Foote of...
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Brenda Kay Geiger

July 11, 1969 - September 5, 2019

Brenda Kay Geiger, 50, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home. She was born July 11, 1969 in Fort Wayne to Robert W. and Tymme Sue (Ramey) Hamilton. Brenda graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1987. She then graduated from Trine University where she obtained a Bachelor's in Applied Management. In 1994, she married Tim Allen Geiger at...
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Tim Koesters

September 4, 2019

Tim Koesters, 67, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Born on January 24, 1952 in Celina, Ohio to the late Albert and Vivian (Tekamp) Koesters. He managed and partially owned SKYTECH. Tim belonged to the St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church for 17 years, St. Vincent DePaul Society, and was an active member of the Carpenter Sons. Tim enjoyed carpenter work, volunteering with...
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Dawson (D-Thang) Edward Lothamer

September 3, 2019

Dawson "D-Thang" Edward Lothamer, 14, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at his residence. He was born on August 15, 2005 in Fort Wayne to Glen Edward and Elisabeth A. (Heingartner) Lothamer. Dawson attended Blackhawk Middle School. He was a sports enthusiast and excelled in all sports he attempted. Dawson played football, basketball, baseball, and one season did...
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Donald J. Moyer

September 3, 2019

Donald J. Moyer, 85, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Born in Fort Wayne on June 23, 1934, he was the son of the late Homer and Helen Moyer. He is survived by sons, James Moyer, Arthur Moyer; daughter, Gayle Rigsby; grandsons, Chris Carpenter, and Casey Carpenter; and great-granddaughter, Kirin Carpenter. Arrangements entrusted to D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325...
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John C. Clevenger

September 3, 2019

John C. Clevenger, 67, passed away on September 3, 2019 in Fort Wayne, IN., with his loving family by his side after a two year battle with Leukemia. He was born May 27, 1952 in Fort Wayne, Indiana and graduated from Concordia High School. He enjoyed life spending time with his family in many ways, including shooting pool, playing ping-pong, softball, bowling, golf, and lake time at Crooked Lake...
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Kathryn O. Mills

February 11, 1932 - September 3, 2019

Kathryn O. Mills, 87, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Golden Years in Fort Wayne. She was born on February 11, 1932 to the late Herbert and Nora (Meitzler) Mueller. She graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School. On January 16, 1954, she married James O. Mills at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne. He preceded her in death in 2017. Kathryn was a...
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Greggory Scott Stout

September 2, 2019

Greggory Scott Stout, 54 of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on September 2, 2019. He was born in Bucyrus, Ohio to Jeffrey Stout and Vicki (Clayton) Blandzinski on December 20, 1964. Greggory was a Wallpaper Hanger, Painter, and Bartender for many years. He is survived by his loving wife, Maria (Haneline) Stout, children, Clayton and Brooke Stout, mother, Vicki Blandzinski, step-father, Roger...
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John Daniel Liechty

September 1, 2019

John Daniel Liechty, 71, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019. Originally named Juan Daniel Ortiz Santiago, he was born on March 21, 1948 in Puerto Rico. His first name became John and nickname "Danny" when he was adopted as an infant by the late Simon and Leah (Delagrange) Liechty of Spencerville, Indiana. Adopted together with his twin sister, Carmen Anna, his family left...
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Robert E. Hutmacher

September 1, 2019

Robert E. Hutmacher (91), died on September 1, 2019. He was born December 21, 1927, in Freeport , Illinois. He graduated from Tri-State University and was a WW II United States Navy veteran. He retired from Magnavox as Director of Materials after 29 years of service. He was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church and its Senior Mens' club. Surviving are his wife Jacqueline (Jackie)...
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Eileen L. Fisher

September 1, 2019

Eileen L. Fisher, 68 of Fort Wayne, passed away on September 1, 2019 at the Visiting Nurse Hospice Home after battling Cirrhosis of the liver. She was born on October 31, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Arthur Czarkowski and Corrine V. Hogue. Eileen worked at ITT Corp Exelis Inc- Harris Corp, for 20 years, retiring in 2013. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Steven W. Fisher of...
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Carroll Eugene Johnson

September 1, 2019

Carroll Eugene Johnson, 92, of Fort Wayne, went to his heavenly home on Sunday, September 1, 2019. He was born to the late Murray M. and Opal L. (Jenkins) Johnson in Fort Wayne on January 19, 1927. On July 30, 1950 in Fort Wayne he married his loving wife of 63 years, the late Nannie Fern (Bowling) Johnson. Carroll proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during WW II. He worked as Merchandise...
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Delbert Joseph Minnick

September 1, 2019

Delbert Joseph Minnick, 94, was called home to Heaven on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Parkview Randallia in patient hospice in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Hoagland, IN to the late John and Agnes (Diver) Minnich. He married Rita M. (Horstman) Minnick on May 17, 1947 and she preceded him in death in 2015. He attended Sacred Heart Crozier House Seminary and, at the age of 18, left the seminary to...
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Clem O. Moses

September 1, 2019

Clem O. Moses, 84, of Fort Wayne, IN and formerly of Ohio, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at his residence. He was born on June 13, 1935 in Rittman, OH to the late Clem O. and Icona Inez (Schell) Moses. On August 3, 1987, he married Linda Good in Van Wert, OH. Clem worked in agriculture sales for many years. He loved all animals, especially his little girls who have crossed the ...
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Georgienna (Georgie) Barge

August 31, 2019

Georgieanna "Georgie" Barge, 76, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2019. She was born to the late Richard Johnson and Nina (Bugert) Scherer on September 18, 1942 in Fort Wayne. On May 27, 1961 she married Donald Barge at St. Peter's Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on February 27, 2013. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Georgie enjoyed boating on...
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Cleo Elizabeth (Olerich) Harkenrider

August 30, 2019

Cleo Elizabeth (Olerich) Harkenrider, 92, known to all as "Aunt" Cleo, passed away peacefully on August 30, 2019 at St. Anne Home in Fort Wayne, where she had lived almost five years. Cleo was born in Carroll, Iowa and moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana as a young woman to work at General Electric. She spent most of her career working with her husband as VP of Harkenrider Concessions. She always...
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Soul Dvine Capers

August 30, 2019

Soul Dvine Capers, infant daughter of Herchelle Capers, died on August 30, 2019. Arrangements by DO McComb and Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Ave, Fort Wayne.
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Judith (Judy) Marie (Rockey) Boyce

August 29, 2019

Judith "Judy" Marie (Rockey) Boyce, 79, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on August 29, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Harvey and Henrietta Rockey. She graduated from Central Catholic in 1958 and married the late Timothy J Boyce in 1961. She had an infectious kindness and caring for all. Her beautiful song on earth has ended, but the recording will play in our hearts and minds...
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Melvin R. (Mel) Arnold

August 29, 2019

Melvin R. (Mel) Arnold, 94 years old, passed away on August 29, 2019 in Fort Wayne with his loving family by his side. He was born in Allen County and graduated from Huntertown High School and International Business College. He served 2 1/2 years in the United States Navy, serving in the Pacific during World War II. He was employed by Detmer & Co. CPA firm, retired as Vice President from Inland...
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Philip (Phil) A. Taylor

August 29, 2019

Philip "Phil" A. Taylor, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019. He was born to the late Ralph and Grace (Osborn) Taylor in Fort Wayne on September 28, 1935. Phil is survived by his children, Rick (Kathie) Taylor, Paula (Carl) Engle-Nichols, and Barb Taylor; son-in-law, Steve Pepple; grandchildren, Stevie (Rosie) Pepple, Chad Pepple, Sarah (Peter) Taylor-Adams, Bob ...
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Vicki J. Schultz

August 28, 2019

Vicki J. Schultz, 68, passed away on August 28, 2019. She was born on January 23, 1951 in Paducah, KY, the daughter of the late James "Cotton" Wallace and Jessie (Brant) Hill. Vicki worked at Lincoln Life as a computer programmer, latter known as IBM. She then attended Indiana University and obtained an Associates Degree. She was a long time member of Concordia Lutheran Church. Vicki enjoyed...
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Gary H. Billings

February 18, 1958 - August 28, 2019

Gary H. Billings, 61, of Angola, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Saint Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis on August 28, 2019. Gary is survived by his loving wife, Sherry Billings and his children and grandchildren. Gary enjoyed living his life to the fullest, spending time with his wife and family. He was an avid fisherman, boater and cubs fan. Gary had a passion for his...
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James M. Fry

August 28, 2019

James M. Fry, 74, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday at his home with his wife, Barb, at his side. He was born March 24, 1945 in Fort Wayne, son of the late Orville and Frances (Mattingly) Fry. James retired as a fork lift operator from Food Marketing (SuperValu) in 2005 after 38 years of service. He was known by the nickname " Duke" by all his family and friends because of his admiration for...
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Marilynn (Roth) Fliotsos

August 28, 2019

Marilynn (Roth) Fliotsos, 85, passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2019, in West Lafayette, IN. She was born and raised in Fort Wayne, IN, and graduated from South Side High School. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Bill Fliotsos and wife Debra of Fort Wayne; her daughter, Anne Fliotsos and husband Eric Felix of West Lafayette; her sister, Margaret (Peg) Robson; and her 3 grandchildren and 2...
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Joel Swart

August 27, 2019

Joel Swart, 41, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Born on February 11, 1978 in Kettering, Ohio. He received an Associate's degree, later working as an engineer. Joel was one of the founders of the Pour Misfits brew crew. He loved to attend many concerts and watching the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks. He also loved his dogs Tank, Zombie, and Bruce. He is survived by his...
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Bertha L. Talarico

August 27, 2019

Bertha L. Talarico, 96, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. She was born on October 30, 1922 in Fort Wayne, to the late William and Henrietta (Brinkman) Thieme. Bertha was a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church. She was the president of the Women's Catholic Orphans Guild for many years. Bertha loved to play bingo, cook, and spend time with her family, She was an...
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Dorothy Lee (Dottie) Parrish

August 27, 2019

Dorothy Lee "Dottie" Parrish, 92, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne. She was born in Montgomery County, North Carolina to the late George B. and Carrie (Tysinger) Coggin. She married Arthur T. Parrish on December 21, 1945 in Troy, NC and he preceded her in death. Dottie enjoyed quilting, knitting, and crafts of any kind. She and Arthur were members of...
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Robert (Bob) A. Boesch

August 26, 2019

Robert "Bob" A. Boesch, 77, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019. He was born to the late Robert Devon and Rosetta (Guysinger) Boesch on March 31, 1942 in Fort Wayne. Bob graduated from Antwerp High School. He married Susan Bieber on July 29, 1972 at Lake Ave Church of the Nazarene. Bob retired from GE as a QC Inspector. He attended church at The Chapel. Bob enjoyed painting,...
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Kaye Frances Lobsiger

August 26, 2019

Kaye Frances Lobsiger, 80, passed away Monday, August 26, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Decatur, Indiana to the late Charles I. and Frances E. (Schlickman) Heare. Survived by James Lobsiger, married on June 9, 1956 and sharing a blessed 63 years. Kaye worked for Citizen Telephone Co., East Allen County Schools, and was an administrative assistant for...
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James Joseph Nash

August 26, 2019

James Joseph Nash 69, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019. Born on May 28, 1950 in Kansas. He served for 8 years as a proud United States Marine. He was in the car business for years, prior to turning his passion of photography into a career. Loved to watch Westerns, play golf, hunt, and collect and sell guns. Enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and his many...
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Sharon K. Weaver

February 25, 1947 - August 25, 2019

Sharon K. Weaver, 72, passed away on August 25, 2019. She was born on February 25, 1947, the daughter of the late Guy and Eva Louise Stookey. She graduated from South Side High School and went on to retire from the Allen County Public Library. Her passion was studying genealogy and she was lucky enough to work in that field at the ACPL. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Larry Weaver;...
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Nellie (Kuceyeski) Wood

August 25, 2019

NELLIE (KUCEYESKI) WOOD, 89, passed peacefully at Parkview Regional Medical Center on August 25, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Nellie was born in Alliance, Ohio on November 3, 1929, the daughter of the late Julius and Stella Kuceyeski. She was the daughter of Polish immigrants and the youngest of six children. She graduated from Alliance High School in 1947 and was immediately employed as...
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Paul D. Hook

August 24, 2019

Paul D. Hook, 63 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away August 24, 2019. He was born January 20, 1956 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to the late Wayne and Joan (Horsley) Hook. Paul served his country in the U S Marine Corp. He served as a Hotel Clerk at the Travel Inn. Paul is survived by his daughters, Jessica Hubart, April Hook, grandchildren, Frederick Allen, Jr. A'Niyah Allen, Na'Lasia Ford, Ka'Myrah...
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Brody Mitchell McMillan

August 22, 2019

BRODY MITCHELL McMILLAN, 5 weeks and 1 day, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019. Born July 17, 2019, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of loving parents, Jason and Sarah (Walters) McMillan. Along with his parents, Brody is survived by his siblings, Jocelyn, Camden and Aliza. A celebration of sweet baby Brody's life is noon Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at The Chapel, 2505 W....
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Anthony Joseph Perugini

August 22, 2019

Anthony Joseph Perugini, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, August 22, 2019. He was born on May 21, 1931, in Fort Wayne the son of Joseph Perugini and Mary Vendemia. Tony proudly served in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He earned a B.S.C. degree in accounting from The International College Indiana and obtained a CPA. A consummate...
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Carol A Parker

December 24, 1963 - August 21, 2019

Carol A. Packer, 55 of Fort Wayne died peacefully Wednesday. Carol was born December 24, 1963 in Fort Wayne to the late K Earl and Marcia (Adler) Packer. She was dearly loved by her guardian Teri Stangle and advocate James Stangle; sister, Mary K. Packer; brother, Jim Packer; and many loyal and caring care givers from Bethesda Lutheran Communities. We will miss our dear Carol's contagious...
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Jane Elizabeth Minick

February 13, 1949 - August 21, 2019

Jane Elizabeth Minick, faithful to her Lord, to her life's end, died in peace August 21, 2019 at her home in Fort Wayne, IN. Cancer consumed her body, but never touched her tender soul. Jane's spontaneous love for her family and friends is her legacy. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne and was the oldest child of the late CL and Dorothy "Stier" Oury. Jane mothered two...
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Carol A. Packer

December 24, 1963 - August 21, 2019

Carol A. Packer, 55 of Fort Wayne died peacefully Wednesday evening. Carol was born December 24, 1963 in Fort Wayne to the late K Earl and Marcia (Adler) Packer. She was dearly loved by her guardian Teri Stangle and advocate James Stangle; sister, Mary K. Packer; brother, Jim Packer; and many loyal and caring care givers from Bethesda Lutheran Communities. We will miss our dear Carol's...
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Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Turnley

August 21, 2019

ELIZABETH ANN "BETTY" TURNLEY, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away peacefully at her home August 21, 2019 at the age of 94. Born August 19, 1925 in Gary, Indiana she was the daughter of Roscoe Protsman and Gladys Protsman, both life-long school teachers. A precocious musical talent from an early age, Betty won a scholarship to the Indiana University School of Music where she studied with Ernst...
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Mark Stuart Putt

August 21, 2019

DR. MARK STUART PUTT, 68, of Fort Wayne passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 after a valiant, 16-month battle with cancer. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the second oldest of eleven siblings. Mark graduated from Snider High School and IPFW with a degree in chemistry where he played 4 years of collegiate basketball. He received a master's degree from the IU School of Dentistry and a Ph.D. in...
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Mona L. Mettert

August 21, 2019

Mona L Mettert, 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away on August 21, 2019. Born on January 8, 1933, in Kokomo, she was a daughter of the late Dallas O and Mary Francis (Merrell) Watters. She was a member of Simpson United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne, and retired in 1998 from Essex Group, after 28 years of service, after retirement, she worked as a "Sample Lady" at Sam's Club, in Fort Wayne. She is...
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William Mark Russell

June 20, 1957 - August 20, 2019

William Mark Russell, 62 of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away August 20, 2019. He was born June 20, 1957 to the late James and Margaret Russell. William was a Crane Operator for Omi Source for many years. Services will be held 2:00 PM on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Mungovan Simple Cremations & Funerals 2114 South Calhoun St. Fort Wayne, Indiana with visitation there from 1:00 PM. You are...
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Keith Spiker

August 20, 2019

Keith Spiker passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, in Phoenix, Arizona. Born on Christmas Day in 1921, he was a son of the late Earl and Lillian (Shirbroun) Spiker. Graduating in 1940, he attended South Side High School where he played forward on the basketball team that went to state finals and was a member of the National Honor Society. He attended Iowa State University where he was a member...
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Kathleen Elaine Hayes

August 20, 2019

KATHLEEN ELAINE HAYES, 71, of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Leavenworth, Kan., she was a daughter of the late Louis Henry and Mary Helen Parr. Kathleen enjoyed playing tennis, cards, going to the movies, having barbecue cookouts with family and friends, but her true life's passion was just spending time with her loving family. She...
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Pauline (Nahrwold) Baatz

August 20, 2019

Pauline (Nahrwold) Baatz, 93, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in New Haven, IN to the late John and Anna (Hartmann) Nahrwold. Pauline married Herman Baatz on July 29, 1962 and he preceded her in death on October 4, 2004. She was a faithful and lifelong member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. She was an active member of Allen County...
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Muriel L. Zisk

August 19, 2019

Muriel L. Zisk, 90, passed away on August 19, 2019 in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Port Aux Basques, Newfoundland to the late Victor and Gladys (Billard) Meade. She worked as a switch board operator at the Harman U.S. Air Force base in Newfoundland and at Tilcon in Connecticut. After retiring and moving to Fort Wayne she volunteered extensively in the Lutheran Cancer Center. Muriel was a...
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Michael C. Ester

August 19, 2019

Michael Curtis Ester, 45, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019. He was born in Van Wert, OH, on April 27, 1974. Mike graduated from Snider High School in 1992 and from Manchester College in 1997, and received a Master's Degree from Olivet Nazarene University. He was a teacher with Fort Wayne Community Schools, and coached wrestling for 22 years. His love of wrestling...
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Don B. McClure

August 18, 2019

Don B. McClure, 86, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Aperion Care Nursing Home in Fort Wayne, In. He was born in Canada and served honorably in the United States Airforce. He married Yvonne Lamar McClure and she preceded him in death on Monday, July 22, 2019. Surviving are his children, Robyn (Larry) Ross and Ronna Coates; grandchildren, Fawn (Jason) Scherenchel, Amber (Jeremy) Sinke, and...
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Mary Lou Rethlake

August 17, 2019

Mary Lou Rethlake 64, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Born on June 27, 1955 in Limestone, Maine to the late Jim and Marge (Blackstone) Shelton. She was a teacher's aide at Waynedale Elementary School for many years. Was a member of the Colony Heights Church of Christ for over 40 year's and she was a faithful singer there for many years as well. Mary Lou enjoyed family...
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Noah J. Carr

August 17, 2019

.Noah J. Carr, 82 of Fort Wayne passed away Saturday at Bethlehem Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation. Noah was born August 24, 1936 in Ray, Indiana to the late Dale and Mary (Slinker) Carr. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia E. Carr. Burial in Prairie Grove Cemetery.
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Virginia E. Clark

August 17, 2019

Virginia E. Clark, 95, of Churubusco, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born to the late Joseph D. and Goldia A. (Baker) Williams in Huntington, IN on November 2, 1923. She graduated from Huntington Township High School in 1941, Huntington College in 1945, and received her Master's Degree from the University of Saint Francis. She was a Teacher and...
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Jettie Mae (Diltz) Evans

August 17, 2019

Jettie Mae (Diltz) Evans Born March 21, 1936 entered into Eternity on August 17, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband Enoch Evans Sr. and her son Gene Earl Diltz Sr. She leaves behind 7 children, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
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Herbert Lewis Fuller

January 17, 1929 - August 16, 2019

Herbert Lewis Fuller, 90, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Friday, August 16, 2019 at his residence. Arrangements by D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Homes of Fort Wayne.
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Richard Lewis Dye

August 15, 2019

Richard Lewis Dye, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2019. Born on September 8, 1935 in Fostoria, Ohio to the late Lewis Butler and Fern (Dye) Bradford. He served in the United States Navy for six years. Was a diehard Ohio State Buckeye football fan, enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. Richard is survived by his daughter, Pamela (Tod) Grabbe; sons, Richard ...
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Tony Lee Rumpel

May 13, 1956 - August 15, 2019

Tony Lee Rumpel, 63, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019. He was born on May 13, 1956 the son of Manfred and Hedwig (Piekarski) Rumpel. He married his wife Barbara (Finkhousen) Rumpel on March 18, 1989. Tony was an avid Cubs fan. He enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, fishing, biking and antique cars. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He enjoyed...
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Enoch Evans, Sr.

August 15, 2019

Enoch Evans Sr. Born April 24, 1932 Entered into Eternity on August 15, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Jettie (Diltz) Evans, seven children, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements entrusted to D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home.
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Donald Raymond VanOsdale, Sr.

November 22, 1927 - August 15, 2019

Donald Raymond VanOsdale, Sr., 91, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on August 15, 2019. He was born on November 22, 1927 in Fort Wayne, IN, the third son of Ralph W. and Ruth (Brudy) VanOsdale. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a business owner and retired mechanic. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge, VFW, American Legion, and Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Surviving...
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Lorelee K. Sensibaugh

August 14, 2019

Lorelee K. Sensibaugh, 52, passed away on August 14, 2019. She was born April 10, 1967, the daughter of the late Alan and Diane Vegell. She was a graduate of Purdue University and worked as a Human Resources person for many years. Surviving is her loving husband of ten and a half years, Jerry "Scoop" Sensibaugh. They were married December 8, 2008. In her spare time, she enjoyed the ocean and...
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Steven Paul Riethmiller

August 14, 2019

Steven Paul Riethmiller, 71, of Fort Wayne, passed away at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Born on April 21, 1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late William Paul and Jean (Oldach) Riethmiller. Steve earned an Undergraduate degree from Manchester College and a Master's degree from the University of Saint Francis. He then began his teaching career at Woodside...
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Elizabeth (Betsy) Waterfield Chapman

August 14, 2019

Elizabeth "Betsy" Waterfield Chapman. Betsy was the music and the flowers of life. On August 14, 2019, she departed this life and passed into the arms of God. Heaven has always had music and flowers; today, it has more. She was eighty four years old. She was born and grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, attended South Side High School, graduating with honors, and was elected to National Honor...
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Carmelita Morrison

August 14, 2019

Carmelita Morrison's heartfelt and oft repeated desire to go "home to be with Jesus" was granted on August 14, 2019, when our LORD removed her from her earthly trial of pain at Lutheran Life Villages. Carmelita was born in Grover Hill, OH, on July 12, 1926 to John J. and Minnie (Leiter) Sheely and lived to be 93 years old. Carmelita loved serving the LORD-- she sang in the choir, taught Sunday...
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Lisa Ann Kizer

August 14, 2019

Lisa Ann Kizer, 58, passed away on August 14, 2019 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Coldwater, Michigan to Wanda Halte. She married Dale Kizer in 1986 and he survives. She enjoyed fixing things, her dogs, and Winnie the Pooh. Above all else, she loved spending time with her grandchildren. Lisa is survived by her children, Cassandra (Tyler) Burdette and Jessica Kizer; three...
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Ralph R. Moon

February 27, 1927 - August 13, 2019

Ralph R. Moon, 92, passed away on August 13, 2019 in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born on February 27, 1927 in Elwood County, Indiana, the son of the late Joseph and Margaret Moon. Ralph served in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1945 to 1949. He worked in HVAC for a number of years. Ralph was passionate about woodworking, including making small crosses for missions in Haiti. Surviving are his children,...
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Scott F. Russell

August 12, 2019

Scott F. Russell, 45, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019. He was born on January 23, 1974 in Fort Wayne to Richard Russell and Phyllis (Croaff) Russell. Scott graduated from Snider High School in 1993. He enjoyed watching sports with his dad and playing with his parent's cats, Scratches, Buddy, Adeline, and Clementine. He was previously employed by Best Buy and McDonald's. ...
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Donald Griffith

August 12, 2019

Donald Griffith, 94, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019. Born June 6, 1925 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Lauren C. and Theresa O'Neil Griffith. At age 16, Don soloed at Smith Field and earned his pilot's license. He graduated from Central Catholic High School. He was a World War II U.S. Army Veteran and served in the First Cavalry Division Artillery. He saw action...
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Bonnie J. (Briggs) Stuelpe

August 12, 2019

Dr. Bonnie J. (Briggs) Stuelpe, 78, passed away Monday, August 12, 2019 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was a lifelong educator who spent 30 years working for Fort Wayne Community Schools. In retirement, she was an avid quilter, reader, and card enthusiast. Surviving are her husband, Dr. Herbert E. Stuelpe of 55 years, son, Joe (Rebecca) Stuelpe, daughter, Jenifer S. (Jeremiah) Gibbs, and 4...
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Patricia A. Miller

August 12, 2019

Patricia A. Miller, 80, passed away on August 12, 2019. She was born in Warsaw, Indiana on June 7, 1939, the daughter of the late Orville and Madelyn Long. Patricia was a graduate of New Haven High School and went on to graduate from Ball State with a Bachelor's Degree as a Registered Nurse in 1960. She went on to work as an RN for 46 years for the mentally handicapped. She was also a Director of...
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