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“We send our sympathy to your entire family. We have many fond memories of fun times spent with Jean and John.Ed and Rosie Duehmig ”
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Jean Ann (Brielmaier) Shipka, 79, of Fort Wayne, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 24, 2019. Jean was born on July 27, 1939, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of late Fred and Lucille Brielmaier. Jean graduated from Central Catholic High school in 1957 then met and fell in love with John Marvin Shipka who she married on May 29, 1965. John preceded her in death in 1981. Jean worked for Lincoln National Life Insurance for 18 years before retiring in 1998 to help care for her mother. Jean loved so many things in life including spending her summers at Crooked Lake with her sister, Margaret and her mother, Lucille who proceeded her in death in 2003. The most important thing in life to Jean were her children and grandchildren in Texas. She always looked forward to their summer visits and when she and Margaret would go to Texas every year for the holidays. Jean was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Q of A Over 50s Club and Q of A Widows Club. Jean is survived by two sons, Mike (Linda) Shipka of Fort Worth, Texas, Tony (Fiancé – Rebecca Coryea) Shipka of Bedford, Texas; one daughter, Ann (Geoffrey) Clark of North Richland Hills, Texas; one sister, Margaret Brielmaier of Fort Wayne; one brother, John Brielmaier of Edwardsburg, Michigan, two grandsons, John and Jamie; two granddaughters, Ryan and Jennifer; one great grandson, Jacob; six nieces, two nephews, numerous cousins, and many friends in Indiana and Texas. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 1500 W. State Blvd., Fort Wayne with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be from 3-7 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019 at D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Lakeside Park, 1140 Lake Ave, Fort Wayne with a rosary at 5 p.m. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to the church or Masses. Condolences may be left online at