Family Login:


Pause One True Love by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
Share This Obituary
Resources

Send Flowers
 Click Here to Order Flowers, Sympathy Cards & Unique Gifts


Memories & Candles

“To all of my old Till neighbors ...Your Dad and Mom were great people...many fond memories. My thoughts are with you. Sue Smith/Lash ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Sue Lash - Fremont, IN

“Our deepest sympathies to the family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Connie & Tom Hunsader - CO

“To Mary BerryWith Deepest Sympathy,Your Lowe's Family ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Ida Anderson - Indianapolis, IN

“To The Family Of My Friend Sam Till. I had the privilege to work with Sam for many years. There was not a finer man than he. He dearly loved his...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Sam, Jr and SueAnn, we are so sorry for the loss of your dad/father-in-law. We didn't know him personally but from reading about him and from the...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Bill and Paula Bentley - IN

“I am very sorry for your loss. I work at Meijer and he i would always scan his items for him at the self checkouts. I always looked forward to seeing...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Laura Lauer - Fort Wayne, IN

“My mother, Doris Ellen Miller Lehman, is Doris Jean Hullinger Till's cousin.I think my parents bought every car we ever had from Sam at Collins...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Doug Lehman - Fort Wayne, IN

“My condolences to the families of Samuel A. Till Sr. for the loss of their loved one. May he rest in peace and in Heaven and may God bless the family...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Acie Chapman - Fort Wayne,, IN

“Great neighbor. Great memories. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Martin - IN

“Anne, girls, and Till family - You are in my thoughts!Barb ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Barbara Browning - Bloomington, IN

“You and your family are in our prayers. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Nelson and Jeannie Evans - WY

“May God bless your family in this time of sorrow. Our Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Laura Blevins - Lilburn, GA

“Another Collins Olds ledgen gone. Sam was one of a kind. We had a couple differences but I still thought the world of him. He as a strong family man....Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Lou Mowan - Nampa, ID


Samuel A. Till Sr., 89, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born April 28,1927 in Fort Wayne, IN, to Ora and Irene (Hinsey) Till. Samuel worked as a new car sales manager with Collins Oldsmobile for over 30 years. He started in the parts dept. and worked his way up. He had little formal schooling but had great "street smarts". He was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church and the VFW. Samuel proudly served his country as a member of the US Navy in World War 2. He had an incredible work ethic many days leaving home at 7:00 am and returning at 9:00pm. He was never late and would arrive early and wait in the car until it was the appointed time. Sam played golf at the Elks CC for many years with his usual foursome, always teed off at the first tee time, four guys, one cart, two rode, two walked, total time to play 2hrs.30 min. Nobody could keep up with them even into their seventies. Sam had a story or a saying for every occasion and could drink a cold beer and sit in the sunshine all day. He was a one of a kind guy with a bigger than life personality. Sam was married to Doris Jean (Hullinger) Till on Aug. 23,1947. She proceeded him in death. They had nine children and this year would have been their 70th Wedding Anniversary. Surviving are his Sons: Larry (Kathy) Till of Orlando, FL, Samuel (Sue Ann) Till, Jr. of Fort Wayne, James (Betsy) Till of Fort Wayne, IN, Christopher Till of Fort Collins, CO, Matthew E. (Lori) Till, of Bloomington, In. Daughters: Mary Lynn Berry of Indianapolis, Anne Snook of Fort Wayne, Jane (Martin) Secrest of Fort Wayne.18 grandchildren; Sonya (Brandt) Jewell of Nashville, Tn. Jonathan Till of Zephyrhills, FL. Andrew (Jennifer) Berry of Indianapolis, Sara (James) Preston of Grand Rapids, MI. Jessica (Dominick) Paonessa of Boca Raton, Fl. Samuel (Samantha) Till III, of Nashville, Tn. Hillary (Daniel) McCoy of Fort Wayne. Henry Till of Indianapolis, Trelene (Tyler) Keegan of Fort Collins, Co. Aaron Till of Fort Collins, Co. Kathleen (Storm) Boardman of Dallas, TX. Nathan and Leah Till of Bloomington, IN. Rachel and Emily Snook of Fort Wayne, Joseph (Melissa) Secrest of Fort Wayne, Laine Mello and Olivia (Seth) Isch of Fort Wayne. 15 great-grandchildren: Weylan Jewell, Brynn, Bethany and Bennett Berry, Luke, Will, Kelsey and Tommy Preston, Juliet Paonessa, Brayden Till, Brantley and Cara Jean Secrest, Sutton, Jase, and Weston McCoy. Samuel was preceded in death by son, Thomas Till. His extended family included David and Lita Mello. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 am, Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 1500 W. State Blvd, with calling one hour prior. Calling also at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave, on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Military Honors at 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Queen of Angels Catholic Church. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com