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Darlene S. Pelz , 85, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018 at The Cedars in Leo-Cedarville. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, Darlene graduated from North Side HS in 1951 and earned her nursing degree from IPFW 1962. She was a Registered Nurse Practitioner with Dr. Donald S. Ladig for 27 years, and a private duty nurse for 15 years, retiring in 1998. She was a member of, Easter Star and Daughters of the American Revolution. Surviving are her cousins, Sharon Jump, Diana Haifley, Teresa Blasius, Tina Barr, nephews, Michael T (Carol) Pelz, Dan J (Millie) Pelz, Pat Pelz, Andy (Linda) Pelz, niece, Judith Karrell, longtime friends, Bob and Sue Arnold and Jen Cleveland and Mark Leykauf of Fort Wayne, IN; 9 great nieces and nephews and 8 great nieces and nephews . Darlene was preceded in death by her father and her beloved mother, Sylvia M Pelz, brother, B Theodore Pelz, cousin, Sharon Little. Service is 10:00 am, Thursday July 26, 2018 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with calling one hour prior. Visitation also Wednesday, July 25, 2018, from 5 - 7 pm at the funeral home. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. To sign the online guest book, go to