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“I first met Sammie (Mrs. Zelt to me) when I was privileged to teach two of her children. What a sweet and lovely woman she was, and she was part of...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Vicki Graft - FORT WAYNE, IN

“Sammy shared my love for family history and mementos, passing it along to her children. Her memory will stay in my heart. She was a lovely person who...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Nola Marquardt - Carlock, IL

“Graduated with Sammie. Only five girls in our class. So sorry to read of her passing. We are never quite ready to say good bye to a loved one. ...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Karen Tapp - Rome City, IN

“Sammie always will be one of those outstanding examples of the quiet woman who just makes her way serving, caring, and loving others. As Scripture...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Linda Harlow - Dearborn Heights, MI

“Sammie always had such a warm and happy smile for everyone. She always made you feel welcome. I will miss her at our gatherings and at church. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Barbara Knepple - Fort Wayne, IN

“To Brett and his family,We are saddened to hear of your mother-in-law's passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family.---Fort Wayne Metals...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Fort Wayne Metals

“To Greg, Laura, Doug and Mr. Zelt, My dearest sympathy for the loss of your mother and wife. Words cannot express how much Sammie will be missed. She...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Sharita Robinson - Lilburn, GA

“Dear Uncle Marv, Doug, Greg, Laura, and your families, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Sammie; my heart and prayers are with you all. ...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Susan Wisnieski - Mansfield, MA

“Sammie and I became a "team" on the day Angie and Greg were married.When the wedding ceremony began Sammie and I held hands and walked to the front...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Alice DiNovo - Ossian, IN

“Dear Greg and Angie and family,We're so sorry for your loss. We never met Sammie but it is clear that she leaves a rich and loving legacy. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Dianne and Tom May - Fort Wayne, IN

“We will forever remember Sammie's beautiful smile and gracious heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with Marv and the entire Zelt family. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Mike and Linda Grepke - IN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Zelt Family. Sammie was a wonderful person, especially devoted to her family. She was a woman of great faith...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Amy Hathaway

“I am truly saddened by your loss. Charleen always spoke so fondly of her cousin and we were truly grateful for her life. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Michael Martin - Memphis, TN


Sammie S. Zelt, 75, passed away on November 24, 2017. She was born on November 24, 1942, the daughter of the late DeCarroll and Nada Brown. She was born, raised, and married in Cromwell, IN., and has lived in Fort Wayne for 56 years. She worked for 25 years at Super Market Services in Fort Wayne before her retirement. Sammie enjoyed traveling, spending time with her family, watching sports, reading, and doing puzzles. She was a lover of lighthouses, and enjoyed visiting many of them, as well as collecting them. She was an IU fan, and a Packers fan. Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Marvin Zelt; children, Doug (Tina) Zelt, Greg (Angie) Zelt, and Laura (Brett) Helmkamp; 8 grandchildren, Jasmine (Jeff) Schible, Zachary Schible, Sarah (Andy) Zoda, Katie (Michael) Brown, Kyle Zelt, Abbey Zelt, Matthew (Hilary) Oswalt, and Kinsey Helmkamp; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and step-father, Robert Gaff. A funeral service will be held at 11am on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 6318 W. California Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46818, with calling 1 hour prior, and Pastors Alex Duff and Bill Mueller officiating. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls 8325 Covington Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46804. Burial will take place in Highland Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Building Fund or Cancer Services of North East Indiana.