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“Jan, I remember running into you and your mom out and about sometimes and she would always be so smiling and friendly. Sorry we have lost touch and...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Pat Harter - New Haven, IN

“I have fond memories of your mom when I worked at Scott's N Clinton.She always had a smile and a hug. My condolences. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Roiann Smolinski - Fort Wayne, IN

“Jan and Lee Ann --- I will always think of your mom very fondly. She was so kind and so fair to all the neighborhood kids. Our times up at the...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Marilyn Derr - Family Friend

“Jan and Lee Ann - Remembering fondly your mom's kindness to all the kids in the neighborhood as we were growing up. My heartfelt sympathy. Barb Derr ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Barb Derr - Roanoke, IN

“My deepest sympathy. I hope happy memories will help you through the days ahead.I am so sorry for your loss! ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Brenda Himmelhaver - FL - Family

“Another Angel has gone to heaven... ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Beth and Larry Dawson - IN

“Jan I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. You and your family are in my prayers ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Mary Operschall - Coworker


Helen Lee Ahlersmeyer, 89, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Helen was the daughter of the late William and Helen Barbara Wall. She graduated from Western High School in Detroit, Michigan class of 1945. Helen than began her nurses training in Detroit and later moved to Chicago where she received her BS in nursing in 1949. While in Chicago she worked as a RN at the Women's and Children's Hospital. In July of 1949 she married the late Lt. Col. Kenneth W.G. Ahlersmeyer D.P.M. in Crown Point, Indiana. After moving to Fort Wayne, she worked as an Administrative Office Manager and later remained at home to care for her family. Helen will be remembered as a compassionate individual who loved and cared for family, friends, and neighbors. Helen had an infectious smile and a whitty sense of humor. Her children and grandchildren were the sparkle in her eyes. Helen spent her life giving to others. She always made sure everyone had a good time, good food and felt welcomed. Helen was a fantastic mother who will be missed by her family and all that knew her. She enjoyed the lake where she was often involved in "competitive fishing" with her family. She liked to play Bingo, watch IU Basketball, play cards and board games and do gardening. She also liked cooking, music, and pulling pranks but most importantly, she loved spending time with her family. Surviving are her daughters, Jan M. Shaffer, Lee Ann A. (Daniel) Jones both of Fort Wayne, granddaughters, Leslie M. Shaffer, Lisa A. Bledsoe; great-grandson, Braxton M.K. Bledsoe; and her cat Tiger Lily. Helen was preceded in death by her sons, Kenneth W. Ahlersmeyer, and son, Kurt W. Ahlersmeyer. Service is 11:00 am, Saturday, February 25, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with calling one hour prior, Chaplain John Rowlett officiating. Calling at the funeral home Friday, February 24, 2017, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the Allen County SPCA or Cancer Services of NE Indiana.