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Neil Allen McCoy

April 30, 1943 - October 17, 2019

Neil Allen McCoy, 76, of Englewood, FL, formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away October 17, 2019 at his home. He was born April 30, 1943 in Fort Wayne to the late Basil and Louise (Lavine) McCoy. He was married to Linda L. Buell for 53 wonderful years. Neil was a Fort Wayne fire fighter for 25 years before retiring. He then went on to retire from Holland Trucking. He served in the Air National...
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Marcella (Marcie) M. Sheets

October 16, 2019

Marcella "Marcie" M. Sheets 93, of Fort Wayne died Wed, Oct 16, 2019. Born 11/15/1925, she was the daughter of the late David D. & Louise (Bleich) Schwartz. A Fort Wayne native, Marcie worked for the Zollner Corporation as Secretary of Athletics Office before retiring in 1954. She also enjoyed working on the Mad Anthony Tournaments. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church where she...
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Martha R. Siela

March 15, 1932 - October 16, 2019

Martha R. Siela, 87, passed away on October 16, 2019. She was born on March 15, 1932 in Wells Co., IN the daughter of the late Rollie and Stella Deam. Martha was a member of Markle Church of Christ, she enjoyed reading the bible and was passionate about her faith. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing, crafts and singing. Martha enjoyed spending time with her husband and family, including spending...
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Norman A. Conklin

October 15, 2019

Rev. Norman A. Conklin, 87 passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019 in Fort Wayne, IN surrounded by his family. He was born in Tarrytown NY. Norman was a true shepherd as Pastor to churches in South Dakota, Kansas, and the Ft. Wayne area and his love for the Lord fueled his passion for ministry to people in ways too many to mention. Norman was an avid sports fan before Alzheimers stole his...
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Steven D. Shively

October 15, 2019

Steven D Shively, 71, of Fort Wayne, passed away on October 15, 2019. Born on August 20, 1948, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late C.N. and Adella (Ross) Shively. He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War as a Sergeant in the Air Force, and retired in 2002, from Dana Corp, after 30 years of service as a machinist. He was the head of the EAP, Recovery Program, for more than 20...
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Jerome (Jerry) Edward Fedorowicz

October 14, 2019

Jerome "Jerry" Edward Fedorowicz, 66, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home. Jerry was born on October 2, 1953 in Williamsport, PA to Leonard and Ella Frances (Davis) Fedorowicz. Jerry served his country honorably with the United States Army for 20 years as a Staff Sergeant and Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne. Jerry worked for the United...
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Kenneth E. Paige, Sr.

October 14, 2019

Kenneth E. Paige Sr., 81, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Johnstown, PA to the late August and Gertrude (Miller) Paige. Kenneth served honorably in the United States Marine Corps. He attended University of Pittsburgh receiving his bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. He married Barbara Paige in 1959 and she...
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Thomas W. Cartwright

March 11, 1942 - October 13, 2019

Thomas W. Cartwright, 77, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2019 in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Fort Wayne to the late Charles and Mary E. Cartwright. Tom served honorably in the United States Navy and worked as a driver for Resenberg Company, Waste Managements, and Norfolk Southern. Tom married Virginia M. Quirk on July 16, 1977 and she survives. Tom enjoyed trains and had a large collection....
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Terrie Kay Tschantz

October 13, 2019

TERRIE KAY TSCHANTZ, 73, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family. A native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, Terrie was the daughter of the late Thomas Dean and Betty Jane Haviland. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend, whom provided lifelong care for her special daughter Stacey. She will be truly missed...
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Julie Ann Bobay

October 13, 2019

JULIE ANN BOBAY, 59, of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born April 18, 1960, in Fort Wayne, Julie was a daughter of the late Wallace and June (Getts) Fritz. She loved being with her family and friends and especially enjoyed time at the lake or next to her pool. Surviving are her husband, Greg; sister, Candy Fritz; brother, Mark (Kathy Girardot...
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Betty Jo Gething

October 11, 2019

Betty Jo Gething, joined her Heavenly Father on, Friday October 11, 2019, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was born June 11, 1930 in Louisville, Kentucky, to the late Wilbur and Ada Gladys (Lile) Long. She Married John "Jack" Gething on March 27, 1949. She was a homemaker and worked for Lincoln Life, and was a sales clerk for Sears for 10 ½ years, retiring in 1987. She was a member of Good...
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Sara Lee Scheele

October 11, 2019

Sara Lee Scheele, 64, passed away on October 11, 2019. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on May 8, 1955, the daughter of the late Richard and Rosemary Scheele. She was a graduate of Bishop Luers High School. Sara was passionate about gardening and loved flowers. She also enjoyed working in wild life rehabilitation for a number of years. She is survived by her partner of 24 years, Jerry Willett; and...
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Beverly Miller

October 9, 2019

BEVERLY MILLER, 76, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. Born in Pontiac, Mich. on Nov. 30, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Garland Wells Sr. Beverly worked as a teacher for over 40 years and retired from Blackhawk Middle School. She was a member at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church where she was active in the choirs and musical programs. She is survived by her children,...
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Brett Frederick Gemlick

October 9, 2019

Dr. Brett Frederick Gemlick, age 50, of Fort Wayne passed away on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 9, 2019. He was a graduate of Snider High School, where he played football and later became one of the team doctors. He received his Bachelors Degree in Bio-Chem from Purdue University and was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Later he received his Doctorate of Medicine degree from...
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David S. Seligman

October 8, 2019

David S. Seligman, 84 passed away October 8, 2019 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. He was born January 8, 1935 in St. Louis, MO to the late Leslie and Lorna Seligman. He graduated from Robinson High School and received a BS Degree in Business from Millikan University. Dave lived in Fort Wayne for 51 years. He was a member of the Congregation Achduth Vesholom of Fort Wayne, IN. Dave worked for the...
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Marcelyn (Marcie) J. Ponder

October 8, 2019

Marcelyn "Marcie" J. Ponder, 69, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at her residence. She was born on November 13, 1949 in Maine to Leroy and Adah Parkhurst. Marcie graduated from Southside High School in Fort Wayne. She was a mother and homemaker. Marcie worked in retail for Hook's Drugstore, Dollar General, and Value City Department Store. She loved her family and...
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Agnes (Tracey) Louise Williams

October 8, 2019

Agnes "Tracey" Louise Williams, 73, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. She was born on November 28, 1945 to the late Willie and Ruby (Lynn) Lyons in Fayette, AL. A mother's love stretches far and wide. This mom's as far as across the seas and bloodlines. Forever will be missed and admired for the seeds planted and the ones she loved. Her passions included garaging for the...
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Agnes "Tracy" Louise Williams

October 8, 2019

Agnes "Tracey" Louise Williams, 73, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. She was born on November 28, 1945 to the late Willie and Ruby (Lynn) Lyons in Fayette, AL. A mother's love stretches far and wide. This mom's as far as across the seas and bloodlines. Forever will be missed and admired for the seeds planted and the ones she loved. Her passions included garaging for the...
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Marcelyn "Marcie" J. Ponder

November 13, 1949 - October 8, 2019

Marcelyn "Marcie" J. Ponder, 69, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at her residence. She was born on November 13, 1949 in Maine to Leroy and Adah Parkhurst. Marcie graduated from Southside High School in Fort Wayne. She was a mother and homemaker. Marcie worked in retail for Hook's Drugstore, Dollar General, and Value City Department Store. She loved her family and...
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Mary Lou (Harris) Jones

October 6, 2019

Mary Lou (Harris)Jones, 85, of Fort Wayne, died on Sunday October 6, 2019 at Ashton Creek surrounded by her loving family. Born in Coudersport, PA In 1934. Her family moved to St. Petersburg , FL in 1944. She received her RN Degree in 1955, from Mound Park School of Nursing. While doing her pediatric affiliation in Birmingham, Al, she met the love of her life, Robert Jones. They married on August...
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James C. Fisher

October 6, 2019

James C. Fisher, 87, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019. He was born to the late Carl and Goldie (Sprain) Fisher on October 22, 1931 in Decatur, IN. On February 25, 1951 he married Phyllis J. Morrison, who preceded him in death. James attended Trinity Church of the Nazarene. He owned and operated Fisher Electric Motor Services along with his brother, Jack T. Fisher, who...
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Katherine M. Lowden

October 6, 2019

Katherine M. Lowden, 96, of Ft. Wayne, IN born on August 24, 1923 and passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Lowden and her son, Robert G. Lowden. Surviving are her daughter, Sandra L. Bunn and son, James B. Lowden; grandchildren, Aaron Bunn, Courtney Roades, Kyle and Kody Lowden, and Jessica Underwood; great-grandchildren, Max, Oliver, Carter...
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Gerald Eugene Long

October 6, 2019

Gerald Eugene Long, 83, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019. He was born in Woodburn, Indiana on Feb. 14, 1936. He lived his entire adult life in Ft. Wayne and worked at Harvester for 29 years. Surviving are his children, Ron (Kim) Long and Judy (Gary) Gatton, both of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Lyndsey, Logan, Sophie, Whitney, and Heather; and one great-grandchild, Atty. He was preceded in death...
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William (Bill) F. Langmeyer

October 5, 2019

William "Bill" F. Langmeyer, 91, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Mr. Langmeyer was born on March 12, 1928 in Fort Wayne, IN to Franklin and Stephanie (Kortokrax) Langmeyer. He graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1946. On March 26, 1949, he married Ruth Holocher at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne. Bill served as a...
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Frank Smola

October 5, 2019

Frank Smola, 98, of Fort Wayne passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the VA Medical Center. Frank was born October 9, 1920 in Fort Wayne to the late Albert and Mary (Kucia) Smola. Frank was a World War II Army veteran. He retired in 1985 as the plant manager with France Stone Company. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Surviving is his daughter, Deborah (Stephen) Zeigler; son...
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Lucinda (Cindy) Kay (Pratt) Shook

October 4, 2019

Lucinda "Cindy" Kay (Pratt) Shook, 62, resident of Angola, born in Gas City, passed away in her home Friday, October 4th, 2019. Cindy was born March 5, 1957 in Gas City, the daughter of Jack & Shirley Pratt. She married James Shook on June 13, 2009. Cindy worked for Lutheran Hospital for 20 years, and she was recently working for Home Sweet Home and helping her daughter run Tillies Boutique....
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Jessica J. Line

October 4, 2019

Jessica J. Line, 36, passed away Friday, October 4, 2019 in Fort Wayne, In. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN to Larry L. and Joyce Line. Jessica loved to crochet and absolutely loved animals, especially horses, her dogs, and her cats. Surviving is her mother, Joyce Line; siblings, Eric (Soila) Line, John (Jennifer) Mann, and Curtis Mann; uncle, Mike (Teresa) Fox; and cousins, Tracy (Steve) Kring,...
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Jessica J. Line

February 17, 1983 - October 4, 2019

Jessica J. Line, 36, passed away Friday, October 4, 2019 in Fort Wayne, In. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN to Larry L. and Joyce Line. Jessica loved to crochet and absolutely loved animals, especially horses, her dogs, and her cats. Surviving is her mother, Joyce Line; siblings, Eric (Soila) Line, John (Jennifer) Mann, and Curtis Mann; uncle, Mike (Teresa) Fox; and cousins, Tracy (Steve) Kring,...
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Billy F Payne

August 12, 1928 - October 3, 2019

Billy E. Payne, 91, of Fort Wayne passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019 at St. Joseph Hospital. Billy was born August 12, 1928 in Fort Wayne to the late Melvin and Gladys (Ervin) Payne. He graduated from Central High School in 1946 and then served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Billy was a draftsman for Magnavox retiring in 1990. He was a member of the Marine Corps League and American Legion Post...
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John M. Stanford, Sr.

October 1, 2019

John M. Stanford Sr., 81, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Bethlehem Woods in Fort Wayne, In. He was born in Allen County, Indiana to the late John Leo and Florentine Stanford. He married Bonnie (Martin) Stanford on July 18, 1957 and she preceded him in death. He worked for the Allen County Highway Department and International Harvester, until his retirement. He was a member of St. Vincent...
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Nicholas (Nick) Frank Kitchen III

October 1, 2019

Nicholas "Nick" Frank Kitchen III, 70, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at his residence in Rome City, IN. He was born in Fort Wayne to the late Nicholas F. and Delores T. Kitchen. He was a 1967 graduate of Concordia High School. Nick worked for Schambaugh and Sons for 30 years until his retirement. He was a member and trustee of The Fraternal Oder of Eagles in Kendallville, IN. Nick enjoyed...
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Daniel T. Harber

January 6, 1954 - October 1, 2019

Daniel T. Harber, 65, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at his residence in Columbia City, IN. Born January 6, 1954 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Norbert and Charlotte (Sally) Harber. Dan was a graduate of Homestead High School, class of 1972. He worked at BF Goodrich in Woodburn for 42 years, before retiring in 2015. He was a life-long member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in...
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June A. Jones-Lake

September 30, 2019

JUNE A. JONES-LAKE, 98, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. She was born May 12, 1921. She retired as a clothing buyer. June enjoyed fashion, gardening, and was an avid reader. Surviving are her daughter, Linda M. Zion; grandsons, Randall (Kathy) Zion, Rex (Linda) Zion, Jeff (Julie) Uetrecht, Matt (Nancy) Uetrecht, and Rob (Stephanie) Uetrecht; 10 great-grandchildren; nine...
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Aloma Marion Moore

September 29, 2019

Aloma Marion Moore, 76, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019 surrounded by love and family at Parkview Randailla Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born on February 3, 1943 in Fort Wayne, IN. Aloma graduated from Central High School then continued her education receiving her QMA, Medical Assisting, and then her LPN at Ivy Tech where she graduated Nursing school in 1999. ...
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Timothy L. Woods

September 28, 2019

Timothy L. Woods, 65, passed from this life at 6: 26 am Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. He was born on September 9, 1954 in Fort Wayne, to the late Leonard R. Woods an Holly (Breece) Woods. Tim was a graduate of the North Side High School class of 1972 and was a proud Redskin supporting both the Alumni Association and the Athletic Hall of Fame. He...
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Beatrice "Bea" Dove

June 27, 1933 - September 28, 2019

Beatrice "Bea" Dove, 86, passed away on September 28, 2019. She was born on June 27, 1933. Bea retired from Magnavox after 35 years of employment. She was also a server at Hall's Hollywood and she enjoyed all the people she got to meet. She is survived by her son, Jeffrey Burlage; grandchildren, Jeffrey Shoemaker and Jachobea Burlage; and dear friends, Tami (Bill) Corn and Bruce Helton. A...
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Margaret A. Faull

September 28, 2019

Margaret A. Faull, 93, of Fort Wayne, went home to the Lord on Saturday, September 28, 2019. She was born to the late Alfred and Frieda Biggs on January 1, 1926 in Fort Wayne. Margaret graduated from South Side High School in 1944. She retired from Fort Wayne Community Schools and enjoyed boating on the Great Lakes and in Florida during her retirement years. She is survived by her children,...
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Regina G. Ricketts

June 24, 1945 - September 27, 2019

Regina G. Ricketts, 74, of Fort Wayne, passed away on September 27, 2019. She was born on June 24, 2019 in Bristol, Pennsylvania to the late George and Margaret Gleason. She is survived by her daughter, Regina (Gifford) Grobien; son, Lawrence, Jr. (Neilly) Ricketts; grandchildren, Alena (Andrew) Casey, Julianna, Kimberley, Brigitta, Amelia, Cillian, Makrina, and Felicity Grobien, Lawrence III,...
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Carol A. Balazs

September 25, 2019

Carol A. Balazs, 65, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. She was born to the late Joseph and Mary McAfee on January 13, 1954. Carol selflessly dedicated her life to being a mother, grandmother, and foster parent. She worked as an accountant at Lincoln Financial Group, and enjoyed simple pleasures while spending time with family. Carol is survived by her children, Emily...
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Edith (Edie) M. Lutz

August 16, 1930 - September 24, 2019

Edith "Edie" M. Lutz, 89, passed away on September 24, 2019. She was born in E. Liverpool, Ohio on August 16, 1930, the daughter of the late Alvy and Laura Fowler. Edith worked at ITT for 42 years, retiring in 1992. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Edie enjoyed cooking and loved spending time with her family. She is survived by her children, and Carolyn Lutz, Donald (Catherine) Lutz...
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Promise Channtele Wattley

November 3, 2018 - September 23, 2019

Promise Channtele Wattley, 10 months old, passed away surrounded by her loving family on September 23, 2019. She was born in Fort Wayne on November 3, 2019, the daughter of Jamere Wattley and Precious Beal. Promise loved her brother, Preston and loved to watch him play. He always kept her entertained. She loved to bounce and be held and rocked and enjoyed listening to people talk to her....
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Robert Staley

September 23, 2019

Robert Staley, 78, passed away on September 23, 2019. He was born on December 25, 1940, the son of the late Randall and LeMoile Staley. Robert attended Ball State for a short time and went on to work at American Greetings. Robert spent most of his adult life living in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a sports fan, particularly of the Cleveland Browns, Indians, and Cavaliers. Surviving are his brother John...
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Nicole D. Cummins

September 22, 2019

Nicole D. Cummins, 95, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019. She was born to the late Rene and Louise (Thomas) Boutard in Paris, France on May 29, 1924. Nicole was a loving wife, mom, and grandma. Nicole is survived by her children, William and Cathy Cummins; daughter-in-law, Kristeen Schroeder-Cummins; grandchildren, Danielle (Daniel) Rigsby, Matthew (Tamara), Troy ...
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Anne Carol Stout

September 22, 2019

Anne Carol Stout, 82, passed away peacefully on September 22, 2019. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on February 19, 1937, the daughter of the late Paul and Helen Dickmeyer. Anne attended Lutheran Schools in Fort Wayne and graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School. She attended Valparaiso University where she met her husband, James E. Stout and raised a family with three children. She is...
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Esther Ruth (Perkins) Sowers

September 21, 2019

Esther Ruth (Perkins) Sowers, age 91, of Fort Wayne, IN (formerly of Leo, IN) passed away on September 21, 2019. She was born on May 21, 1928 in Warsaw, IN to Percy K. and Florence M. (Cozens) Perkins. She was graduated from Warsaw High School and attended the State Normal and Industrial School in Allendale, North Dakota. She served as a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse in Oakes, North...
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Robert (Bob) Louis Berger

September 21, 2019

Robert "Bob" Louis Berger, 76 of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, September 21, 2019. He was born on October 1, 1942 in Elkhart, Indiana to the late Louis and Mary (Robbins) Berger. Bob Served in the United States Navy on the USS Randolph in Newfoundland for 3 years. He worked for Lincoln Financial, later retiring in 2003. Bob enjoyed collecting stamps, playing various instruments, especially...
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Rebecca M. Kuehner

September 21, 2019

Rebecca M. Kuehner, 71, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at her home. Born December 5, 1947 in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Jose Jr. and Consuelo (Torrez) Gonzalez. A graduate of Central Catholic High School, Rebecca was employed with Coverall Rental for over 10 years and later Zollner Piston for 15 years. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and...
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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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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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Michael Lorenza Austin

September 19, 2019

Michael Lorenza Austin age 24, passed away September 19, 2019. Michael was born Oct 2 1994 in Fort Wayne Indiana to Leo Austin and Pam (Sarazen) Jones. Michael is survived by his loving wife Julia DeNae (Edmondson) Austin and children Michael Lee Austin Jr, step children Jamihya DeNae Wash, Jahmere De'onte Edmondson, Jalayha DeeNae Edmondson, that he loved very much. Michael was a loving husband...
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Joanna Mae Bradford

September 19, 2019

Joanna Mae Bradford, 85, of Fort Wayne passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Joanna was born September 3, 1934 in Lansing, MI to the late Elton and Evelyn Wortmon. During her working life, she was a Certified Nursing Assistant. Joanna is survived by daughter, Rebecca McCartney; sons, James Bradford; and Billie Bradford; grandsons, Daniel...
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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 spent 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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Belinda Hogan

July 25, 1953 - September 18, 2019

Belinda Hogan, 66, passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019 in St. Paul, MN. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the Kenneth Ray Hogan and Willowdean Bates. She attended New Hope Baptist Church and enjoyed singing, dancing, reading, and had a great sense of humor. Above all else, she loved being with her family and friends. Surviving are her children, Antoinette Hogan, Gregory Hogan, April Hogan,...
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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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Lucille Edna Hetherington

September 16, 2019

Lucille Edna Hetherington, 89, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Monday, September 16, 2019 at her residence. She was born on February 10, 1930 in Kendallville, IN to Clifford B. and Edna E. (Browand) Hampshire. Lucille graduated from Avilla High School. On November 27, 1948, she married Robert Hetherington in Kendallville. Lucille worked for Eckrich for nearly 30 years as a meat processor...
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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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