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Rachel Marie Amstutz Obituary


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“Wayne and Carolyn, Uncle Bill, and family, John and I are so sorry for your terrible loss. Rachel's guestbook is a tremendous testimony to the...Read More »
1 of 43 | Posted by: John and Debra (Allen) Goddard - WV

“To the Allen and Amstutz family I was just shocked when I heard of Rachels passing. The Lord has a reason for everything and hopefully someday he...Read More »
2 of 43 | Posted by: Don, Tracy and Walker Sorg - IN

“Dear Scott, You and your children have been and will be in our prayers. In the days and monthes and years to come, we pray you KNOW the presence ...Read More »
3 of 43 | Posted by: David and Carol Prahl - Ft. Wayne, IN

“Just another in the body of Christ who shares in your loss. My prayers will continue for all the families involved. My sympathies for your loss but...Read More »
4 of 43 | Posted by: Judith Mynark - Winamac, IN

“I am so sorry for your loss. We only have been going to Pathways for about 2 mo. We still fill for you and the grief you must be going through. ...Read More »
5 of 43 | Posted by: Jeff & Elizabeth Storch - IN

“Dear Scott and family, I was deeply saddened to hear of Rachel's passing. She was a good friend to me in school, and I will miss her very much. I'm...Read More »
6 of 43 | Posted by: Sarah Wright - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dear Allen/Amstutz Families, Even though you probably do not know us, we remember of seeing Wayne at a missionary service. We are sorry for the loss...Read More »
7 of 43 | Posted by: Gordon & Rebecca Lilly - Branson, MO

“Scott,Aleah,Bruce,and Caynah, I went to SouthSide H.S. with Rachel and was very saddened this week when I saw of her passing. I do remember her in my...Read More »
8 of 43 | Posted by: Erin Hirsch - Fort Wayne, IN

“Scott and Family, Wayne and Carolyn and Family, There are many things we do not understand on this side of heaven. Our prayers are with you that...Read More »
9 of 43 | Posted by: Frank and Carol Sitcler - IN

“Scott and family, our hearts were deeply saddened when we heard the news of Rachel's passing. Know that we love you all and will keep each of you...Read More »
10 of 43 | Posted by: Chuck & Shirley Clark - Grabill, IN

“Scott, We are praying for you and your family. God will sustain you in your time of need. -Rob Hayworth Family and Northwestern Mutual Staff ”
11 of 43 | Posted by: Rob and Jenny Hayworth - IN

“Carolyn and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you peace. Sheila Kinsey ”
12 of 43 | Posted by: Sheila Kinsey - Harlan, IN

“Our prayers are with your family at this time. We pray that you will feel wrapped in God's comfort and that you remember that He will carry you...Read More »
13 of 43 | Posted by: Lauren & Eric Harmison - IN

“Scott, Aleah, Bruce and Caynah Grace: Rachel was in the Bible Study I teach for the past 3-4 years and I grew to dearly love her. Rachel was a...Read More »
14 of 43 | Posted by: Brenda Geiser - Auburn, IN

“My condolences to the family and loved ones of Rachel Amstutz. She will truly be missed by the members of the Fort Wayne Police Department. May God...Read More »
15 of 43 | Posted by: K. Corey - Fort Wayne, IN

“All of us are saddened at the loss of Rachel but we have our hope in the knowledge that she is with her Lord celebrating life in its fullest. Thanks...Read More »
16 of 43 | Posted by: Alan Bugg - Fort Wayne, IN

“Scott & Family, My deepest sympathies to all of you.Rachel will be missed by so many. Gail Hamm FPCCFCU Supervisory Committee ”
17 of 43 | Posted by: Gail Hamm - Fort Wayne, IN

“To the family of Rachel...I met Rachel through being a member of the Fire Police Credit Union. Rachel and I clicked right away, she was the most...Read More »
18 of 43 | Posted by: Marsha R. King - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dear family of Rachel Amstutz, What a wonderful Christian testimony you have been throughout this tradegy. May the God of all comfort truly hold...Read More »
19 of 43 | Posted by: Dave and Nancy Binkley - IN

“Rachel was more than our co-worker, she was our very dear friend! She was a spiritual person that deeply loved her faith and loved to share that...Read More »
20 of 43 | Posted by: Dianne Heidenreich - Fort Wayne, IN

“We are praying for the family of Rachel - and our prayers are mingled with tears for you. May God strengthen you above what we are able to ask or...Read More »
21 of 43 | Posted by: Rev. Bob & Vi Fansler - IN

“The entire staff of Elkhart Christian Academy, where Karla works, is praying for your families. So are many from our church family, Brenneman...Read More »
22 of 43 | Posted by: Rev. Bill & Karla Rieth & family, World Partners - IN

“My Prayers And Thougths Are With.You Carolyn.And Scott.The CEDARS ”
23 of 43 | Posted by: Anita Shaw - Fort Wanye, IN

“You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Carolyn I know that your faith will pull you through I love you and we miss you here at The Cedars. God Bless ”
24 of 43 | Posted by: Bobbie J. Huffman - Ft. Wayne, IN

“Scott and extended family, Brent and I and our family want to express our deepest sympathies on Rachel's going home. You are and will be in our...Read More »
25 of 43 | Posted by: aileen mullett - Fort Wayne, IN

“There are no words to describe how sadden we are about Rachel's loss. We may be far from Fort Wayne, but you and your family are close in our hearts...Read More »
26 of 43 | Posted by: Niccole & Brent - Lafayette, IN

“Scott,Aleah,Bruce,& Caynah, my heart goes out to you all. Rachel and I were in choir together at SSHS. She was and still is one of the nicest people...Read More »
27 of 43 | Posted by: Erika (Spencer) Corson - Elkhart, IN

“Scott & Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Rachel was a great friend and a wonderful co...Read More »
28 of 43 | Posted by: Nikki Healy - Fort Wayne, IN

“Scott, For you and your extended families, I thank God that you have relationship with the Only One who can anchor us in our time of need. May God...Read More »
29 of 43 | Posted by: Cindy Kimm - Leo, IN

“We are very sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and the Allen family. ”
30 of 43 | Posted by: Tim & Jennifer Miller - IN

“Scott& family, Wayne & Carolyn our dear friends, Our hearts are heavy and saddened to hear of your loss. We remember when Rachel was born and how...Read More »
31 of 43 | Posted by: Bruce & Joyce Linhart - Sebring, FL

“Scott and family, We heard of your loss through our church. Even though we have not met, we are all a part of God's family and when one hurts, we...Read More »
32 of 43 | Posted by: Jennifer Burkey - Fort Wayne, IN

“Scott and family, Rachel was a gift from God and I was blessed to have known her as a friend, co-worker, and fellow reality tv addict. I'm going...Read More »
33 of 43 | Posted by: Angie Felger - Fort Wayne, IN

“Scott, our hearts are broken and ache for you and your family. Times such as these are not easy to accept outside of knowing that God has a plan and...Read More »
34 of 43 | Posted by: Ron & Elaine Hackett - Fort Wayne, IN

“Scott & Family, I can't express how deeply sorry I am to hear about your loss. Rachel was a dear friend and co-worker. She was an inspiration to...Read More »
35 of 43 | Posted by: Holly Brune - Fort Wayne, IN

“Scott and family: My parents, Steve and Diane Amstutz of Berne, shared with me your loss. I felt compelled to extend my deepest condolences. Scott,...Read More »
36 of 43 | Posted by: Jeff Amstutz - Appleton, WI

“Scott, I am truly sorry for your loss. Rachel was a wonderful person and I feel lucky and blessed to have called her my co-worker and my friend....Read More »
37 of 43 | Posted by: Anna Mason - Fort Wayne, IN

“Scott, my heart goes out to you and your children with the loss of your spouse, your children's mother, and your best friend. I pray to our GOD that...Read More »
38 of 43 | Posted by: Rick Rivera - Fort Wayne, IN

“Scott, You and your children are lifted up in our prayers daily. Praying especially for strength and peace as you raise those precious children. ...Read More »
39 of 43 | Posted by: Jill Helfrich - Fort Wayne, IN

“Bev Andrews forwarded the news to me. We have never met but please know our prayers are with you. ”
40 of 43 | Posted by: Dave Crookshank - Reynoldsburg, OH

“What an beautiful and touching testimony of God's gift of life, and how to live it, for all ages to read. It is obvious that she lived radiating God...Read More »
41 of 43 | Posted by: Janelle - IN

“Praying that God's peace that passes all of our understanding is with you all. ”
42 of 43 | Posted by: Shelley Brown - Fort Wayne, IN

“Words can't express the heaviness I feel for you and your family during this time. Praise God that Rachel knew her purpose here on earth and lived...Read More »
43 of 43 | Posted by: Michel Mellady - Leo, IN


Rachel Marie (Allen) Amstutz, 31, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, April 18, 2009. Left behind was her husband, Scott of 10 1/2 years of marriage, Aleah 6, Bruce 4 and Caynah 2 weeks. Rachel's parents are Wayne and Carolyn Allen. Her brothers are Josh, married to Lisa (Paul) Allen and Caleb Allen all of Fort Wayne. Rachel grew up in Indonesia for 13 years serving with her family as missionaries. She graduated from South Side High School in 1995. Rachel was a member at Pathway, serving in KidCity and leading worship in the Tree House Theatre. She worked at Fire Police City County Federal Credit Union at several positions for 7 years, ending up as Human Resource Assistant. She also was a Mary Kay Consultant for 4 years. Rachel's hobbies were raising her three wonderful miracles, updating our family blog and going to her ladies Bible study in Leo. Rachel most of all enjoyed her relationship with Christ. Our hearts are broken, but our hope is in Christ. First Thessalonians 4:13-18 says, "Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord's own work, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage each other with these words." We will miss you. Memorial Service is 6:30 PM, Friday April 24, 2009 at Pathway Community Church, 11910 Shearwater Run, (east of Lima Rd on the corner of Carroll Rd. & Shearwater Run) with calling 1 hour prior. Pastor Ron Williams officiating. Calling also Thursday, April 23, 2009, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the church. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 E. Dupont Rd. Memorials may be made to the The Children's Trust c/o Pathway Community Church. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.

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