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Keiko Isaka Conquest

May 21, 2019

Keiko Isaka Conquest, 84, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully at home on May 21, 2019 surrounded by family. She was born in Yokosuka, Japan to the late Shigeru and Midori (Murata) Isaka. She worked on US Army and US Navy bases in Japan. In 1968 she married LCDR Donald D. Conquest. She became a Naturalized citizen in 1970 and was a Federal Employee in supportive services with the US Army and US...
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Evelyn Lucille Timme

May 19, 2019

Evelyn Lucille Timme, age 94, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away peacefully at home on Sunday May 19, 2019 surrounded by her family. Evelyn was born June 15, 1924 in Fort Wayne, to the late Theodore Gephart and Velma (Heath) Voght. She was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church for many years. Evelyn was very passionate about sewing, gardening, cooking, reading the bible and singing. She...
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Margaret I. Vaught

May 16, 2019

Margaret I. Vaught, 93, of Fort Wayne, went Home to the Lord on Thursday, May 16, 2019. She was born to the late Clell and Lucella (McBee) Jones on January 13, 1926 in Piqua, OH. On May 24, 1942 in Science Hill, KY she married the late Rev. Edward S. Vaught. Margaret was a devout Christian and was a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church, where her late husband was the pastor. She was the...
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David Earl Burton

May 11, 2019

David Earl Burton, 92, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019. He was born to late David Earl and Amy (Bass) Burton Sr. on October 14, 1926 in St. Louis, MO. David proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on LST 1053. He retired from International Harvester in 1987 after 39 years. He was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan. David was also a member of the Masonic Lodge,...
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Marlene (Kay) Dixon

May 11, 2019

Marlene "Kay" Dixon, 80, passed away on May 11, 2019. She was born on June 26, 1938, in Liberty, IN at home, the daughter of the late Virgil and Pauline Belden. Kay married James Dixon on June 15, 1957 and they spent 54 years together before his passing. Kay and Jim enjoyed attending Komet Hockey games and were season ticket holders for many years. She was a sports fan, especially of IU...
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Wayne L. Wever

May 5, 2019

Wayne L. Wever, 81, passed away on May 5, 2019. He was born on December 15, 1937 to the late George Robert Lee Wever and Nellie Riddle Wever. Wayne worked at Navistar for a number of years before his retirement and was a member of Blackhawk Ministries. He attended Dayton High School in Dayton, KY and went on to graduate from Pacific Western University with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer...
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Walter F. Stocker

May 4, 2019

Walter F. Stocker, 86, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Heritage Park Health Care. He was born on July 22, 1932 in New York City, NY the son of William Stocker. He married Claire W. (Wesche) Stocker who preceded him in death in 2014. Walter worked at GTE for over 25 years and retired in 1997. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America. He was a Marine veteran of the Korean War. Walter...
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Kathleen G. (Degitz) McDowell

May 3, 2019

Kathleen G. (Degitz) McDowell, 71, passed away peacefully Friday, May 3, 2019 at home, surrounded by her family. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Kathy graduated from South Side High School, Lutheran School of Nursing and obtained a BSN from St. Francis. Kathy worked at Lutheran Hospital for 45 years and upon her retirement in 2014, was given the distinguished title of Lutheran Legend. She enjoyed...
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Elizabeth (Beth) Rose Armstrong

May 3, 2019

Elizabeth "Beth" Rose Armstrong, 58, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019 at her home. She was born on July 27, 1960 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to the late Eugene and Marilyn (Larson) Pitra. Beth married Ronald Armstrong on October 25, 1985 in Fort Wayne where they made a home for 33 years. She worked at Blackhawk Ministries for over 20 years, serving the church as a Visual Arts...
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Caroline Josephine Demetroff

May 3, 2019

Caroline Josephine Demetroff, née Lewandowski was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on April 9, 1926. Her Polish parents had been subjects of the Russian Empire and its Czar. They came to America independently. In Fort Wayne they met, fell in love and married. Caroline was their second child. She grew up bilingual in English and Polish. She attended St. Hyacinth's church and elementary school and...
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Sally Ann Mondhank

April 29, 2019

Sally Ann Mondhank, 90, passed away Monday, April 29, 2019 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne to the late Lewis J. Sr. and Linda M. Bobilya. She was a 1947 graduate of Northside High School. She married Richard Mondhank and he preceded her in death. She worked for the Allen County Courthouse and Angola Courthouse for 32 years, retiring in 1982. She was a...
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John B. Pannkuk

April 28, 2019

Rev. John B. Pannkuk, 83, joined the Church Triumphant on April 28, 2019, while at his home in Fort Wayne, Indiana, surrounded by his family. John was born September 4, 1935, the son of Rev. John Sr. and Ruth (Janzig) Pannkuk, in Monticello, IA. John grew up in Iowa, along with four brothers, attending churches his father served. He graduated from Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, in 1958 then...
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Leah Elisabeth Golden

April 25, 2019

Leah Elisabeth Golden, 34, of Ft. Wayne, IN, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019. She was born on May 9, 1984, the daughter of Thomas and Sandra Lynn Golden. Leah was always so cheerful. She was a positive light in this world despite her many physical hardships. She loved listening to music, shopping and reading. Surviving family members include her parents of Fort Wayne, IN; brother, Noah...
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Carl Baker

April 24, 2019

Carl Baker, 80, of Fort Wayne passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was born on February 20, 1939 in Verda, Kentucky, a son of the late George Matt and Lucy (Rice) Baker. He earned his certification from Rhema Bible College and served as the pastor at Gospel Lighthouse Church of God. He was also the owner of Baker's Plumbing and Heating. He...
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Richard Henry Berghoff

April 22, 2019

Richard Henry Berghoff, 95, died on Monday, April 22, 2019. He graduated from Central Catholic High School, charter class of 1942. He served during World War II in Europe as a member of the infantry, 95th division. On September 25, 1948, he married Rita Ann Zurbuch. He served with the Saint Vincent DePaul Society at Saint Henry's Parish. He also volunteered at Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Mary...
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Evelyn D. Hoham

April 22, 2019

Evelyn D. Hoham, 88. Of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2019 at Kingston at Dupont. Born June 14, 1930 in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late John and Wilma Dunker. A graduate of Elmhurst High School, class of 1948, she was member of the National Honor Society. She was a secretary with Central Soya until 1956. She married the late Philip G. Hoham on May 24, 1952. In 1956, she...
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Felice Ellka Witmer

April 19, 2019

Felice Ellka Witmer, 72, passed away April 19, 2019 at her home. She was born in San Angelo, Texas to the late Herman "Tommy" Monroe and Edith Althea Starer. Felice married the love of her life, Heman "Harry" John Witmer on October 17, 1970. She worked as a Medical Practice Manager for 35 years in the Chicago area. Felice was a dedicated worker and had received commendations from the state of...
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Evelyn Jean Leprie Wylie King

April 13, 2019

Evelyn Jean Leprie Wylie King, 89, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019. She was born to the late Adolf and Mary (Alford) Leprie in Fort Wayne on May 31, 1920. Evelyn loved playing Bingo. Evelyn is survived by her children, Janet Blair, Theresa (Robert) Fisher, Robert Wylie, Charles Wylie, and Barbara Powers; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great...
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Paul C. Feichter

April 10, 2019

Paul C. Feichter, 91, passed away on April 10, 2019. He was born in Bryan, Ohio on July 16, 1927, the son of the late Charles and Sadie Feichter. Paul served in the U.S. Army and worked as a banker for 37 years at Lincoln National Bank, retiring in 1989. He was a member of St. Joseph United Methodist Church. Surviving are his loving wife of 64 years, Carolyn Feichter; children, Beth Feichter,...
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David James Young

April 10, 2019

David James Young, 82, of Fort Wayne, IN went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. He was born on February 2, 1937 in Fort Wayne, IN the son of William M. and Anna (Patterson) Young. He married Rosemary Klemm-Young on April 25, 2002 who survives. David graduated from Concordia High School. He was a veteran of the Airforce Reserve. After 35 years working at GTE he retired in...
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Roger J. Bruck

April 10, 2019

Roger J. Bruck, 79, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Roger graduated from South Side High School. He continued his education by earning degrees in Natural Healing, Reiki Natural Healing, and Herbology. He founded Professional Office System Inc., supplying front office material and computer systems to doctors and dentists in the Tri-State area. After 36 successful years, he...
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Jerold L. (Jerry) Witte

April 8, 2019

Jerold L. "Jerry" Witte, 70, of Fort Wayne passed away on Monday, April 8, 2019. He was born on December 11, 1948, a son of the late Ferdinand and Georgia (Roemke) Witte. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked at John Deere in Woodburn and later at Dana Corporation as a machine operator for 31 years before retiring. He was a member at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church...
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Lenora (Lee) Wolfe Eastes Roos

April 7, 2019

Lenora "Lee" Wolfe-Eastes-Roos, 89, passed away on April 7, 2019. She was born on September 17, 1929, the daughter of the late Daniel and Selma Wolfe. Lenora worked for ITT for 28 years before retiring in 1999. Surviving are her children, Diane (Jon) Havert, Abby Walls, April (Dee) Skinner, Jan Whitaker, Barry Roos, and Brenda (Kent) Holse; 10 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was...
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Marilyn L. Launer

April 6, 2019

Marilyn L. Launer, 80, of Auburn, IN passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Parkview Randallia in Fort Wayne, IN. Mrs. Launer was born on May 26, 1938 in Columbus, IN to August and Florence Hoeltke. She graduated from Columbus High School. On September 20, 1959 she married Gerald R. Launer in Columbus, IN. Marilyn was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of...
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Alice Marie Huth

April 2, 2019

Alice Marie Huth, 83, passed away on April 2, 2019. She was born on October 16, 1935, the daughter of the late William and Victoria (Case) Fischer. Alice graduated from Avilla High School in 1953. Alice married Donald R. Huth on May 12, 1963 and spent 48 years of marriage with him until his passing in 2012. She retired from Don Ayers Pontiac Honda. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo...
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Nicholas James Hursh

April 1, 2019

Nicholas James Hursh, 20 passed away April 1, 2019 at his home in Fort Wayne, IN. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN. He graduated from Leo High School in 2017 and was attending Business Classes at Indiana University Fort Wayne. Nicholas loved life and loved spending time with his family and friends and could light up the room with his smile. He enjoyed listening to music,...
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Margaret A. Donovan

March 27, 2019

Margaret A. Donovan, 59, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2019 in Fort Wayne. She was passionate about family, her friends, Purdue University, Butler University Basketball, and the Seattle Mariners. Born in Indianapolis, Ind., Margy was a 1978 graduate of Bishop Dwenger High School and completed her Bachelor's degree from Purdue University. She enjoyed over 30 years of work in the...
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Michelle C. Hittie

March 27, 2019

Michelle C. Hittie, age 78, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2019 peacefully at her home surrounded by family. Michelle was born in Pittsburgh, PA, the daughter of the late Dr. James and Rita Corrigan. Michelle graduated from Elizabeth Seton High School in Pittsburgh, PA in 1958 followed by Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA in 1962 with a Bachelor of Education where she forged a...
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Gail Susan Ward

March 27, 2019

Gail Susan Ward, 40, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Dupont Hospital. She was born on July 14, 1978 in Kendallville, IN to Bruce Ira and Mary Lou (Sutton) Edwards. Gail graduated from East Noble High School. Since 2005, she owned and operated Glo on the Go Tanning Salon in Fort Wayne. Gail was creative and a jack-of-all trades, with a little help from YouTube,...
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Virginia Kay (Chamberlin) Ackerman

March 25, 2019

Virginia Kay (Chamberlin) Ackerman, age 86, of Fort Wayne passed on March 25, 2019. Kay was born in Wheeling, WV to the late James Chamberlin and Katharine (Clauss). Kay graduated from Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne. She married Clement J. "Hans" Ackerman in 1953. She will be remembered for her love of her family and great sense of humor. She retired from North American Van Lines...
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Lila Bordens

March 23, 2019

Lila Bordens, 92, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on March 23, 2019. She was born on October 26, 1926 in Newark, NJ. She was the daughter of Max Gundfast and Leah (Kaplan) Gundfast. Lila enjoyed spending time with her all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed spending time at the casino and often found herself to be very lucky at the casino. She worked...
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Barbara L. Baatz

March 23, 2019

Barbara L Baatz, 89 passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Visiting Nurse of Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in New Castle, IN October 3, 1929 to the late Oscar A. and Joyce E. Tucker and was a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN. Barbara was a longtime member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Barbara was an avid reader and enjoyed playing cards for the past 25 years with her ladies group. She was a...
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Pamela Kay Simerman

March 22, 2019

Pamela Kay Simerman, 63, passed away Friday, March 22, 2019 at her residence in Fort Wayne. She was born in Mt. Carmel, IL to Vern and Dee Deutsch and they survive. She worked for Image Dental Arts as a dental lab technician. Surviving are her husband, Kurt Simerman, her children Josh (Leara) Simerman and their son, Lucas, Suzi (Pervis) Bearden and their children, Hayden, Parker, Paxson, and...
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Wesley Burns

March 21, 2019

Wesley Burns, 76, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019 at his residence in Fort Wayne. He was born in Auburn, Indiana to the late Christopher and Charlotte Burns. He was a graduate of Leo High School and worked for BAE Systems for many years, retiring in 2002. Wesley enjoyed woodcarving, being outdoors, and fishing. Surviving are his son, Matthew (Juana) Burns; five grandchildren; one nephew; two...
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Clifford Porter

March 21, 2019

Clifford Porter, 72, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019 surrounded by his family at Parkview Randallia in Fort Wayne, IN. Clifford was born in Pittsburgh, PA., to the late Claude and Catherine Porter. He married Donna Porter and she preceded him in death in 2018. He worked for North American Van Lines until his retirement. Clifford enjoyed spending time with his family and traveling to Florida...
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Imogene Lee Glass

March 17, 2019

Imogene Lee Glass, 90, passed away on March 17, 2019. She was born in Wolcott, IN on September 7, 1928, the daughter of the late Edward and Anna Gudeman. She graduated from International Business College and worked for Magnavox and Phelps Dodge in their accounting departments. She married Arthur Glass, adopting two children together and stayed at home to rear her family, working during the tax...
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Alilyanna Jane Owens

March 16, 2019

Alilyanna Jane Owens, infant daughter of Joseph and Jennifer (Morse) Owens, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home of Fort Wayne. She was born on October 17, 2018, in Fort Wayne. Alilyanna is also survived by her siblings, Kaili Ryan, Aliyah Owens, Kaleb Owens, Alexi Ryan, Chris Owens, Amare Owens, and Davion Owens; maternal grandparents, Kevin and Kathy Morse...
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Darlene Roberts

March 16, 2019

Darlene Roberts, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019. She was born to the late Samuel and Elsie (McLaughlin) Buckmaster in Geneva, IN on April 1, 1935. She was a member of St. Joe United Methodist Church. She enjoyed the company of her family and many friends. Darlene is survived by her daughters, Cathy J. (Jack) Hyndman of Columbia City, Ramona R. (Alan) Gilford of...
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Margaret (Peg) L. Guthrie

March 16, 2019

Margaret "Peg" L. Guthrie, 93, of Fort Wayne, went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, March 16, 2019. She was born on April 5, 1925 in Youngstown, OH. She went to Oberlin College where she majored in math and went on to teach at Penn State University. She then worked at Goodyear Aircraft in Akron, OH as a mathematician. It was at Goodyear that she met her husband of 58 years,...
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Steven William Lichtsinn

March 13, 2019

STEVEN WILLIAM LICHTSINN, 38, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019, surrounded by family. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the son of William and Chanda Lichtsinn. He was a Systems Coordinator and Shop Floor Administrator at Brunswick Boat Group. He was an avid gamer, devoted New Jersey Devils and Minnesota Vikings fan, and loved Formula One racing. Steven enjoyed running 5ks and playing golf with his...
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Rometta M. (Matt) Perry Thomas

March 8, 2019

Rometta M. "Matt" Perry Thomas, 84, passed away Friday, March 8, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Wayne, West Virginia to the late George R. and Carmen Marie Dean. She married Dean L. Thomas on June 20, 1981 in Fort Wayne and he survives. She worked for Stellhorn Veterinary Hospital as a veterinary surgical assistant for 26 years retiring June 1, 2001....
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Anna Faye (Ashe) Combs

March 6, 2019

Anna Faye (Ashe) Combs, 74, of Lakeland Florida, formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away on March 6, 2019, in New Port Richey, Florida. Born on April 29, 1944 in Vicco, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Cillar (Pennington) Ashe. She lived a majority of her life in Fort Wayne, and Woodburn, Indiana, and spent her working career at General Electric, Sheller Globe, and the Fort Wayne...
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Ann P. Murphy

March 3, 2019

Ann P. Murphy, 87, passed away March 3, 2019. She was born in Rochester, NY, on May 18, 1931, the daughter of the late Sidney J. and Eloise Wilkin. Ann graduated from St. Michael's College of the University of Toronto, married, and raised a family for many years. She went back to school in 1987 and earned a degree in nursing from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. She worked as a...
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Eugene Clayton Schultz

February 28, 2019

Eugene Clayton Schultz, 93 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2019. He was born in Corry, PA on September 15, 1925 and raised in Jamestown, NY by the late Ernest and Marjorie (Chaffee) Schultz. Eugene at age 17 enlisted in the U S Navy and served during WWII in the South Pacific. After the war, he returned to Jamestown where he met and married the former Ethel Isaacson,...
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Ruth M. Austin

February 25, 2019

Ruth M. Austin, 94, passed away Monday, February 25, 2019. "She was a devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. She taught us what a Mother was supposed to be. She loved unconditionally, supported us in all our endeavors and laughed and cried with us. She had an infectious laugh and made everyone around her feel better. The world is a much better place because she was a part of...
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Barbara M. Smith

February 25, 2019

Barbara M. Smith, 65 of Sacred Heart Home and LaVerna Terrace Assisted Living, Avilla, IN went to be with the Lord on February 25, 2019. She was born June 28, 1953 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Lloyd M. & Viola M. (Bumpus) Smith. She previously served various healthcare facilities as the Environmental Services Director including Byron Health Center, Harborside Nursing Home, and the...
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Brian William Coburn

February 24, 2019

Brian William Coburn, 36, passed away on February 24, 2019. He was born in Auburn, IN on February 17, 1983, the son of Patti Barger and William Coburn. Brian attended Carroll High School. He enjoyed life in Florida for the beginning of his adult life before returning home to Fort Wayne to be with his family and friends. Brian was an elite socialite in many establishments in the Fort Wayne...
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Dennis (Pete) Peterschmidt

February 23, 2019

Dennis "Pete" Peterschmidt, 89, passed away at Parkview Hospice on Saturday, Feb.23, 2019. He was the son of Al and Emma Peterschmidt of West Point, IA where he lived on the family farm. He earned a BS in mechanical engineering from Marquette University. His mechanical engineering background allowed that he could fix anything! He then enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War, attended...
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Perrin (Pete) Durling

February 18, 2019

Perrin (Pete) Durling, 77, passed away at home on February 18, 2019 after a long, valiant struggle with cancer. He was born and raised in Michigan, the son of the late Howard and Marion Durling. In his younger days, he enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting, and in his retirement he loved golf. Pete was a graduate of Michigan State University, and obtained a Master's Degree from Indiana...
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Margaret L. Roth

February 16, 2019

Margaret L. Roth, better known as Peggy, 96, died on February 16th at the Towne House Health Center in Fort Wayne, IN. Peggy was born in 1923 and was a life-long resident of Fort Wayne. She attended Smart Elementary School and graduated in 1941 from South Side High School, where she met her future husband, David M. Roth. She attended Ohio Wesleyan University for two years and worked as a...
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David William (Dave) Lassus

February 13, 2019

David William "Dave" Lassus, 82 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away February 13, 2019. He was born on August 17, 1936 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late William F. Lassus, one of the original founders of Lassus Brothers, and Marion C. (Neiber) Lassus. Dave served his country proudly in the U S Army, and he received a Bachelor Degree in Business from the International College of Fort Wayne, IN on March 13...
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Dallas L. Weibel, Jr.

February 2, 2019

Dallas L. Weibel, Jr., passed away Saturday, February 2, 2019, at the Danville Regional Rehabilitation Center. Dallas was born February 4, 1925 in Ft Wayne, Indiana to the late Dallas and Adel (Leamley) Weibel, Sr. He lived most of his life in Ft Wayne, but lived in Danville, Indiana the past five years, and prior to Danville the Cataract Lake area. He was a facility engineer for International...
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John Ellenwood

February 1, 2019

John Ellenwood, 89 of Fort Wayne, In passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019. He was born May 18, 1929 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Horace B. and Lydia (Stein) Ellenwood. John was a graduate of South Side High School and proudly served in the U S Navy during the Korean War. He retired in 1992 from Tokheim Corp after over 30 years. John married Marcella J. Lee, in 1956 and she preceded him in...
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Gene R. Wilkinson

February 1, 2019

Gene R. Wilkinson, 90, passed away, Friday, February 01, 2019 at his residence in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana to the late Joseph F. and Veronica A. Wilkinson. He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Gene was a long-time horseman and avid sailor. He was also a life-long member of the downtown YMCA, and loved his...
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Clifford A. (Cliff) Fraser

January 30, 2019

Clifford A. "Cliff" Fraser, 89, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away January 30, 2019, at Parkview Regional Medical Center following an unexpected illness. Born in Canfield, OH, Cliff served in the US Air Force for over 20 years obtaining the rank of Master Sergeant, and was awarded the Bronze Star and Air Medal for his service in Vietnam. He was a member of the Air Force Sergeant's Association. After...
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William J. (Bill) Welch

January 30, 2019

William J "Bill" Welch, 83, passed peacefully Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Heritage Park in Fort Wayne. Born in Springfield, OH, he worked at International Harvester for 42 years, retiring in 1995. Preceded in death are his first wife, Phyllis "Joan" Welch, brother, Raymond "Cork" Welch, and great-grand son Daniel Gavin Long. Survivors include wife, Peggy of Fort Wayne; daughters, Deborah J. ...
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Benjamin James Lane

January 20, 2019

Benjamin James Lane, age 35, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away surrounded by his family and friends on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Ben was born on August 26, 1983 in Fort Wayne, IN to Mark Lane and Cindy Bastress. In 2001, he graduated from Snider High School in Fort Wayne and then continued his education at IPFW and IUPUI. Ben loved his work and staff at Chapman...
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E. Kenneth Federspiel

January 18, 2019

E. Kenneth Federspiel, 95, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away January 18, 2019. He was born February 3, 1923 in New Haven, IN to the late John and Theresa (Blaising) Federspiel. Ken was a carpenter owning Ken Federspiel, Inc. and previously a foreman for John Worthman Homes. He served as the past Executive Officer of the Home Builder's Association. Ken proudly served his country in the United...
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Ned Wickliffe Brenizer

January 18, 2019

Ned Wickliffe Brenizer, 88, of Fort Wayne passed away 1/18/2019. Ned was a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne. He attended Central High School where he was a member of the 1946 State Champion Runner-Up basketball team, the 1948 Basketball City Champions, and the All-City Basketball Team. He was a Central Blanket award winner and a member of the National Honor Society. He continued his education at...
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Jack E. Robinson

January 16, 2019

Jack E. Robinson, 74, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 surrounded by his family and friends. He was born in Muskegon, Michigan to the late Rodney and Inez Robinson. Jack proudly served in the United States Air Force. He retired from GTE after 32 years of service. Jack enjoyed golf, being outdoors, and spending time with his family. He was a member of Grace Point Church of...
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Richard E. Troup

January 13, 2019

Richard E. Troup, 90, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019 at his home in Ft Wayne. He was born September 29, 1928 in Elkhart, Indiana to the late Clarence and Berneta (Wilhelm) Troup. He married Shirley A. (Ganger) Troup on August 5, 1950.He served in the US Marine Corp from 1946 to 1948. He was an insurance salesman for Western and Southern Life Insurance Company for 30 ½ years. He was a...
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Max G. Updike

January 13, 2019

Max G. Updike, 86, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born in Warren to the late Glenn H. and Isabel Nadine Updike. He worked as a teacher and administrator for Fort Wayne Community Schools until his retirement. After his retirement he volunteered as a tutor at Wolcott Mills Elementary School. He also worked for LaGrange County Parks and...
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Tom W. (TJ) Jenkins

January 13, 2019

Tom W. "TJ" Jenkins, 83, passed away peacefully January 13, 2019. Born in Wilkes Barre, PA to John and Alberta Jenkins. TJ served in the Air Force before continuing to serve in the AirNational Guard. He worked with GTE for 30 years before retiring in 1993. TJ then worked at Canterbury Green Apartments for 20 years. He enjoyed building bird houses and had a knack for fixing anything and everything...
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James B. Heimberger

January 12, 2019

James B. Heimberger, 74, passed away on January 12, 2019. He was born in Chicago, IIl on May 27, 1944, the son of the late William and Gertrude Heimberger. James was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. He was a Chicago Cubs fan and avid pool player. In his working days James was a salesman for various printing companies, Potlatch and Perry Printing Company to name a few. His last...
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Yvonne Delight Whitesides

January 9, 2019

Yvonne Delight Whitesides, 84, passed away January 9, 2019. She was born in Evansville, IN. Surviving are her children; Keith (Sylvia) Whitesides, Larry (Trish) Whitesides; 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Wm. Dean Whitesides. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN 46825....
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Ronald F. Shady, Sr.

January 2, 2019

Ronald F. Shady Sr., 96, passed away, Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at his residence in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne to the late Oscar and Josephine Shady. He was a graduate of Central High School and Purdue University where he received his degree in agriculture. He served honorably in the United States Army as Private First Class during WWII and was a member of the American Legion, post ...
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Marilyn Jean Pierre LaRocque

January 1, 2019

Marilyn Jean Pierre LaRocque died peacefully in her sleep at Parkview Randallia the morning of January 1st. January 1st was also her 91st Birthday. She was born in 1928 and was the first baby born that year at St. Joe Hospital. She was the daughter of Hilda and Charles Pierre. She grew up in Ft. Wayne and attended St. Jude Elementary School and North Side High School. After graduation she worked...
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Joshua Matthew Nichols

December 29, 2018

Joshua Matthew Nichols, 45, passed away on December 29, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on June 2, 1973. Josh worked in sterile processing at various hospitals. He loved spending time with his daughters and being very involved in their lives. Josh was a very organized man, so much so that he would even organize his containers in to other containers. He is survived by his daughters, Alexis...
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Barbara (Barb) A. Lyons

December 29, 2018

Barbara "Barb" A. Lyons, 86, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Parkview Randallia. Barb was born on July 13, 1932 in Ossian, IN to Ross Gebert and Icel Bosserman. She graduated from Central High School in Fort Wayne, IN. On June 21, 1951, she married William Joseph Lyons in Fort Wayne, IN. Barb worked for Magnavox for many years until she became a loving mother...
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David H. Ellison

December 27, 2018

David H. Ellison, 82, passed away at home December 27, 2018. He was born to the late Clarence and Georgia Ellison. Dave loved woodworking, fishing, and most importantly,his family. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lucy McNagny Ellison, his children, Mark Ellison, Dave (Bettye) Ellison, and Lucy (Matt) Swartz, 9 grandchildren; Mark, Brandon, Luke, and Hank Ellison, Nick, Matthew, Will,...
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Shannon Morgan Burcham

December 24, 2018

Shannon Morgan Burcham, 46, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on December 24, 2018, surrounded by his family at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis as a result of complications from a multiple organ transplant. Shannon battled liver disease with courage and quiet dignity for the last fifteen years. Born in Huntington, West Virginia on June 13, 1972, he grew up in Chesapeake, Ohio. He...
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David Stetson May, Sr.

December 24, 2018

David Stetson May Sr., 88, passed away, Monday December 24, 2018. Born in Troy, Ohio to the late Margaret and Paul May. Prior to moving to Fort Wayne in 1972 he was a resident of Kirkwood, Missouri. He attended Kemper Military Academy for one year and graduated from Kirkwood High School. He then graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, majoring in business. David served in the Missouri...
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Marjorie (Marge) A. Krutsch

December 23, 2018

Marjorie "Marge" A. Krutsch, 84, passed away December 23, 2018 at Saint Anne Communities. Marjorie was born in Paulding County, Ohio to Fred and Marie Dunderman. She graduated from Antwerp High School. Marge worked as a bank teller at the Anthony Wayne Bank in Fort Wayne for 40 years. She was an avid sports fans with a special interest in Notre Dame and the Cubs. After moving to Fort Wayne she...
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Mary Ann Drees

December 21, 2018

Mary Ann Drees, 83, passed away on December 21, 2018. She was born in Churubusco, IN on August 9, 1935 the daughter of the Alva and Marjorie Harrold. Mary Ann enjoyed ball room dancing. In her working years she worked as a beautician and a waitress. Surviving are her children; Christine Davis, Terry Inlow, and Rick Inlow; grandchildren, Danyelle Stein, Dominique Wick, Desiree Bullins, Jillian...
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Jean L. Gibson

December 17, 2018

Jean L. Gibson, 94, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018 at Park Place Senior Living in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Gibson was born on June 1, 1924 in Payne, OH to Harl and Estelle (Myers) Sitcler. Jean graduated from Payne High School. On November 17, 1944, she married Elmo Gibson in Ohio. Jean was a homemaker and loved to cook. She and her husband together were members of the...
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Kathryn A. Busche

December 15, 2018

Kathryn A. Busche, 90, passed away December 15, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Amos and Bertha Garrison of South Whitley, IN. She enjoyed baking, especially pies and cinnamon rolls, and also known for her fudge. She is survived by her son, David C. Busche of Fort Wayne, daughter, Rhonda (Timothy) Scott, of Huntertown, grandsons, Eric Scott of Midland, Texas, and Mitchell Scott of...
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Philip K. Cole

December 13, 2018

Philip K. Cole. 61 passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way, WA. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Harold Wendell and Phyllis Beatrice (Cole) Cooper. Philip was a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, until moving to Auburn WA. after retirement. He graduated from Oakland Community College. Philip was an Engineer and Quality Control Manager for DANA in...
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Philip K. Cole

December 13, 2018

Philip K. Cole. 61 passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way, WA. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Harold Wendell and Phyllis Beatrice (Cole) Cooper. Philip was a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, until moving to Auburn WA. after retirement. He graduated from Oakland Community College. Philip was an Engineer and Quality Control Manager for DANA...
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Harold P. (John) Fesler

December 11, 2018

Harold P. "John" Fesler, 77, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Parkview Hospice in Fort Wayne. He was born in Martinsville, IN to the late Harold M. and Wahneta E. Fesler. He was head of security at Ivy Tech Community College until his retirement. He proudly volunteered for the St. Joe Township Fire Department for 20 years and served as chief for 8 years. He was a member of Our Lady of...
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Helen J. Shady

December 10, 2018

Helen J. Shady, 94, passed away Monday, December 10, 2018 in her residence. She was born in Fort Wayne to the late Charles and Margaret Metzler. She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and was a member of The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception. She worked for Oster Manufacturing for 25 years. She was a faithful wife and mother. Surviving are her husband of 71 and a half years, Ronald F...
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Wanda Jacobson

December 10, 2018

Wanda Jacobson, 90, passed away peacefully December 10, 2018. Wanda Louise (Pearson) Jacobson was born on April 20, 1928 in Marion, Indiana to the late Theodore and Pauline Pearson. She was a graduate of Marion High School. During her life she lived in Wabash, Warsaw, and Fort Wayne, Indiana. Wanda was a very active person in social and civic organizations, including the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority...
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Paul E. Steele

December 10, 2018

Rev. Dr. Paul E. Steele, 85 passed away Monday December 10, 2018 at the Heritage Pointe of Fort Wayne. He was born in South Bend, Indiana to the late Floyd and Bertha Steele. He was a Pastor with the United Methodist Church for 39 years, serving various towns in northern Indiana, including Bethany United Methodist Church of Fort Wayne, and retiring in 1995. He is survived by his daughter Jennifer...
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Gary L. Gumbert

December 2, 2018

Gary L. Gumbert peacefully passed on Sunday, December 2, 2018, Gary L. Gumbert, loving husband to Karen Gumbert and father of five children, passed away at the age of 72. He was surrounded by his family and childhood friend John McLaughlin at Parkview Regional Hospital. Gary was born on March 10, 1946 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Paul and Emma (Baron) Gumbert. Born and raised in Fort Wayne,...
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Margaret D. Coleman

November 28, 2018

Margaret D. Coleman, 85 of New Haven, IN passed away November 28, 2018. She was born June 3, 1933 in Passaic, NJ to the late Max and G. Dora (Walther) Bahr. She was graduate of Fort Wayne Northside High School. Margaret was a Secretary for the Fort Wayne Community Schools 21 years, retiring in 1987. She was a former member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, a lifelong member of the Fort Wayne...
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Donna Porter

November 25, 2018

Donna Porter, 73, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018 surrounded by her family at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in New Kensington, PA, Donna worked for Fort Wayne Community Schools until her retirement. She was a devout wife and mother and cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Clifford Porter; children, Jennifer (Scott...
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Brenda Jean (BJ) Otis

November 22, 2018

Brenda Jean "BJ" Otis, 78 of Hoagland, IN passed away November 22, 2018. She was the Manager for Sycamore Hills Turning Point for a number of years. BJ loved to sew, cook, loved barbeque, her dogs, the Kansas City Chiefs and Rock Music. She is survived by her children, Carol (Jim) Cleek, Kelley (Steve) Sobell, Shannon (Paul) Gregory, Morgan (Jeremey) Sims, Wes (Michelle) Otis, she was a...
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Nancy E. Chamberlin Hoffman

November 19, 2018

Nancy E. Chamberlin Hoffman, 82, passed away November 19, 2018. She was born in Wheeling, West Virginia on January 26, 1936, the daughter of the late James and Kathryn Chamberlin. Nancy moved with her family as a young child from West Virginia to Indiana. Nancy worked in real estate for over 40 years, beginning at Century 21/Bradley and eventually owned her own appraisal company. Nancy was a...
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Paul Stephen (Steve) Miller

November 18, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Paul Stephen ("Steve") Miller announces his sudden passing after complications to cancer, early Sunday, November 18, 2018, in Fort Wayne at the age of 71. Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Steve attended Most Precious Blood grade school and Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne. He earned his bachelor's degree in economics and philosophy at Marian...
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Carmen Amelia Liechty

October 16, 1941 - November 15, 2018

On Thursday, November 15, 2018, Carmen Amelia Liechty, loving wife and mother of three children, passed away at home at the age of 77. Carmen was born in 1941 in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico to Jesús and Leonor (Santiago) Colón. She received her practical nursing diploma in 1964 and worked as a licensed practical nurse in Aibonito, Puerto Rico. On June 6, 1970, she married John Daniel Liechty...
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Jack E Kling

November 15, 2018

JACK E. KLING, 86 passed away at his home in Fort Wayne, IN surrounded by his family, on Thursday, November, 15, 2018. He was born in Warsaw IN to the late Dewey I and Leona Kling. Jack was a US Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War. He worked a General Electric for over 30 years. Jack was a member of the I.U.E 901 and former Assistant Steward and a former member of the Southside Church of...
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Robert Elmo (Bob) Stalcup

November 15, 2018

Robert Elmo "Bob" Stalcup, beloved husband and father, passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at the age of 91 years, 8 months, and 27 days. He was born on February 19, 1927, in Greene County, Indiana, to Charles B. and Zelda M. (Blaker) Stalcup Osburn. Bob attended Purdue University, where he received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1950 and his master's degree some...
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Glenn Albert Wolff

November 14, 2018

Glenn Albert Wolff, 81, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 in his residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Glenn served honorably in the United States Army. He worked as an electrician and could do just about anything. He was a member of the Lyons Club and St. Peter's Lutheran Church. He truly enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family. He is survived by his...
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Tammy Jo Brecht

November 14, 2018

Tammy Jo Brecht, 55, passed away November 14, 2018. She was born in Angola, IN on August 21, 1963. Tammy graduated from IVY Tech as an LPN. She worked in Home Health care for several years and enjoyed working with the elderly, retiring from Bright Star. Tammy voluntarily worked for the VFW and American Legion and was an active member of both. She was passionate about helping veterans and their...
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Kjell Pedersen

November 14, 2018

Kjell Pedersen, 84, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully and entered eternal life on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Kingston of Dupont, surrounded by friends and family and his beloved sweetheart, Nancy, of 62 years. Kjell retired from International Navistar after 38 years as a Sr. Project Development Engineer. He was born February 11, 1934 in Oslo, Norway and was the son of the late Erling and...
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Kathy Kalinichenko

November 10, 2018

Kathy Kalinichenko, 96, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Arrangements entrusted to D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Homes.
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Joann Ruth Kelley

November 8, 2018

Joann Ruth Kelley, age 70, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at her residence. Mrs. Kelley was born on January 30, 1948 in Pennington Gap, VA. Joann married Harold W, Kelley in Richmond, IN. She worked in assembly at Accutech in Dayton, Oh for many years. She also was a homemaker. Joann loved fishing. She enjoyed tending to her garden, flowers, and yard work. She...
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Joseph W. Owens, Jr.

October 30, 2018

Joseph W. Owens Jr., 74 passed away on October 30, 2018 surrounded by his loving family, following his long battle with cancer. He was born on July 21, 1944 in Fort Wayne, IN, the son of the late Joseph Owens and Helen (Owens) Sgro. Joseph was a graduate of Concordia Lutheran High School, Huntington University and Indiana University. He served in the Air National Guard. He worked at Navistar for...
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Ean McKinzie Luker

October 27, 2018

Ean McKinzie Luker, 21, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, October 27, 2018 in Woodburn at home. Born in Fort Wayne, Ean was a graduate of Woodlan High School and worked at McDonald's in Woodburn. He enjoyed music, playing video games, and spending time with his friends. Above all, he loved being with his family and adored his nieces and nephews. Surviving are his parents Jeffrey Luker and Tammy...
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Lorayne D. Saunders

October 27, 2018

Lorayne D. Saunders, age 96, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Miller's Merry Manor in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Saunders was born on May 29, 1922 in San Francisco, CA to Harry Thomas and Mildred Julia (Dahmke) Darr. Lorayne graduated from Mission High School in San Francisco. She then continued her education where she earned a degree from a business college in San...
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Gracelynn Rose Wolford

October 24, 2018

Gracelynn Rose Wolford, 1, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at her home and was greeted by her grandparents in her heavenly home. She was born on November 16, 2016 in Fort Wayne, IN to Timothy James and Nichole L. (Raber) Wolford. Survivors include her parents, sister, Ashley Miller, brothers; Jadon and Collin Wolford, grandparents; Gary and Deb LoPresti, Tim Wolford,...
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