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Helen C. (Griebel) Nahrwold

October 16, 2018

Helen C. (Griebel) Nahrwold passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. She was born October 6, 1923, the daughter of Martin W. Griebel and Amanda J. Saalfrank of rural Hoagland, IN. On September 8, 1943, she married John H. Nahrwold at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. She was a member of St. Peter's Ladies Aid and an honorary director of the Maumee...
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W. Dean Bercot

October 15, 2018

W. Dean Bercot, 89, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018 at Community Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Mr. Bercot was born on May 9, 1929 in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada to Earl and Virginia (Rudolph) Bercot. Dean graduated from High School in Gull Lake and then continued his education at International Business College in Fort Wayne where he received his Associates Degree. ...
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Edward (Ted) Gustin

October 13, 2018

Edward "Ted" Gustin of Fort Wayne, IN passed away October 13, 2018. He worked at Kroger's assisting customers with bagging and carrying groceries for 22 years. Ted was a member of the Harlan Lions Club where he enjoyed being the Lion Tamer. He is survived by his mother, Sharon E. (Thomas) Gustin, sister, Lenore (Mark) Schindler, brothers, Jonathan (Jess), Andrew (Amy) Gustin, aunts and uncles...
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Rosemary Ann Saleh

October 11, 2018

Rosemary Ann Saleh, age 78, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her family. Rosemary was born on August 21, 1940 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Raymond M. and LaMoille (Partee) O'Neill. She graduated from North Side High School in 1958 and later continued her education at Ivy Tech. Rosemary was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years,...
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Darrell O. (Pal) Watson

October 6, 2018

Darrell O. "Pal" Watson, 84, passed away on October 6, 2018. Born January 20, 1934 in Garrett, Indiana, he was the son of the late Elmer and Olive Watson. Darrell served in the Navy from 1952 and retired in 1971. After retiring from the Navy he worked at Dana, Harvester and Advanced Machine Works. He enjoyed genealogy and has a vast collection of information. Surviving are his sons, Darrell E....
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Margaret Ann Boerger

October 3, 2018

MARGARET ANN BOERGER, 76, passed away suddenly but peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, at Georgetown Place. Born Sept. 26, 1942 in Decatur, she was a daughter of Otto L. and Emma (Schumm) Boerger. She was valedictorian of her graduating class at Monmouth High School and completed an R.N. degree from Parkview Methodist School of Nursing and B.S in Nursing from Indiana University. She retired in...
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Terry Lee Vance

October 1, 2018

Terry Lee Vance, 72, was ushered into the arms of Jesus on October 1, 2018. He was born on March 12, 1946 in Freeborn, Kentucky, the son of the late Homer and Virginia Vance. Terry began playing music and singing at the age of 5 years old in the Pentecostal Church. He was raised by his Grandparents, and sharing music and church with them was one of his greatest memories. Terry served in the...
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Margareta (Gerstner) Wristpus

October 1, 2018

Margareta (Gerstner) Wristpus, 80, of Fort Wayne, passed away surrounded by her loving daughters and family on October 1, 2018 at Parkview Hospital. She was born in Forchheim, Germany on March 12, 1938. She was married to her beloved husband, JT Wristpus, for 48 years before he preceded her to Heaven, on October 20, 2002. She loved to read German novels, romance novels, crocheting, gardening,...
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Phillip D. Stackhouse

September 30, 2018

Phillip D. Stackhouse, 71, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital. Phil was born on June 30, 1947 in Kendallville, IN to the late Albert and Josephine (Fifer) Stackhouse. He was a graduate of North Side High School. Phil retired from GE/BAE after 49 years of service. He was a lifelong union member and longtime Trustee. He was a hot rod car...
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Fredric C. Mizner

September 24, 2018

Fredric C. Mizner, 71 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away September 24, 2018. He was a Train Dispatcher for the Norfolk Southern Railroad for 32 years retiring in 2007. Fredric served his country proudly in the U S Army 1967-1969. He was a member of Bellevue, Ohio Masonic Lodge #273 F & AM where he served as Master in 1986. Fredric was also a member of the VFW and enjoyed his family, golf and...
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Janet Marie Love

September 21, 2018

Janet Marie Love, 76, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, September 21, 2018 after a long illness. A lifelong resident of Fort Wayne, she was born March 18, 1942 to Leo and Esther (Roussey) Houser. She was a 1960 graduate of Central Catholic High School and worked in data processing at Peoples Trust Bank for 23 years. She married Richard Love on June 17, 1972. She enjoyed music, playing...
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Beulah G. Neff

September 20, 2018

Beulah G. Neff, 91, Shipshewana, formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away at 6:36 pm Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Life Care Center of LaGrange, IN. She was born September 24, 1926 near Shipshewana to John S. and Delcie Miller. She was married September 28, 1963 to Marvin J. Neff in Fort Wayne. He preceded her in death May 11, 2009. She graduated from Parkview Methodist School of Nursing in Fort...
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Doris (Dorie) L. Welch

September 10, 2018

Doris "Dorie" L. Welch, 97, passed away September 10, 2018. She was born in Belle Fourche, SD on July 2, 1921, the daughter of the late David and Elsie Douglass. Dorie graduated from Southside High School. She worked as an Aide at St. Joe Central Elementary. She was married to Howard Welch on August 9, 1941 and spent 70 years of marriage until his passing on March 25, 2011. Dorie was an active...
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Stevan Lamley

September 8, 2018

Stevan Lamley, passed away at home on September 8, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne on September 21, 1948 the son of the late William Lamley and Gloria Nelson who survives. Stevan was a Vietnam Veteran having served in the US Army, Airborne Special Unit, and was a POW in the Vietnam War. He was a life time member of American Legion Post #223. Stevan was an avid hunter and fisherman, he loved...
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Mary Gertrude (Gertie) Wyss

September 6, 2018

Mary Gertrude 'Gertie' Wyss, 95, of Fort Wayne, IN went to be with the Lord Sept 6, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Gertie was born July 6, 1923, in Hoagland, IN, the daughter of Bernard and Agnes Hake. She was a graduate of Hoagland High School, worked at GE for 6 years, and married John F. Wyss on July 26, 1947. He preceded her in death in 1997. She devoted her life to raising their...
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Carl Edward Johnson, Jr.

September 4, 2018

Carl Edward Johnson, Jr., passed away on September 4, 2018 at Parkview Hospital on his 75th birthday. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Carl was the son of C. Edward Johnson and M. Madeline Johnson, who predeceased him. His hobbies included cooking, eating and visiting with friends and family. Surviving are his children, Tina L. Anderson; Carl (Shannon) Johnson, III; Ryan Reynolds, and Cody ...
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Stephen Allen (Steve) Harris

September 2, 2018

Stephen Allen "Steve" Harris, 78, long-time resident of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018. Born March 26, 1940 in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late John and Mary Elizabeth (Estes) Harris. Steve was a United States Marine Corps veteran and a retired Indiana State Police Officer of 34 years. Steve was a true fan of the Old West and was an avid reader of western novels. He...
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James (Jim) Rohrer

August 29, 2018

James "Jim" Rohrer, 65, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Jim worked as a Pharmacist in or around Fort Wayne. He was a proud graduate of Purdue University. Jim loved woodworking and enjoyed science fiction and baking bread. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Beth Rohrer, daughter, Katie (Paul) Nance of Indianapolis, IN, daughter, Kristi (Stephen) Law of...
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Patricia (Pat) E. Gregg

August 29, 2018

Patricia "Pat" E. Gregg, 89 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away August 29, 2018. She had been the Office Manager for Dental Office for 54 years. She was a life member of Isaac Knapp Society, Indiana State and American Dental Association, Eastern Star Chapter# 432, Past Member Shriners Widow Club and Daughter of the Nile. Pat was survived by her son, David Gregg, grandson, Tomas Gregg and sister, Judy...
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Robert Ervin Eugene McAfee

August 28, 2018

Robert Ervin Eugene McAfee was born in Poe, Indiana on March 17, 1925 and passed away peacefully in his home with his family on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. He leaves behind his wife, June; his son, Steven (Ani); three granddaughters - Jennifer, Sarah, and Lisa; two living grandsons - Shawn, and Justin (Miranda); two sisters - Audrey and MaryLynn; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great...
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Lydia Ankipans Peralta

August 25, 2018

Lydia Ankipans Peralta, passed away on August 25th at Heritage Park Nursing Home. Lydia was born in Rezekne, Latvia in 1932. She became a refugee during World War II and immigrated to the United States after several years in a refugee camp in Germany. Lydia graduated from St. Louis University in 1957. After many years as a homemaker, she became a research librarian at Magnavox, retiring form...
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Rosemary (Rosey) C. Rounds

August 23, 2018

Rosemary "Rosey" C. Rounds, 86, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Rosey was a 1950 graduate of Central Catholic High School. She worked as a correspondence clerk with North American Van Lines for 18 years, retiring in 1989. Rosey was a charter member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and was active in the Rosary Society and The...
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Phillip R. Smith

August 19, 2018

Phillip R Smith was born at Clear Lake, Indiana on October 9, 1937 and passed into God's arms with his sister by his side at his home on August 19, 2018, Huntington, IN. Predeceased by parents Herman Smith and Anna Belle (Isenhower) Smith, and brother-in-law Paul Rumohr. Phillip is survived by his sister Sharon Rumohr of Jonesville, MI, nephew Rick (Carol Ann) Cole of Los Gatos, CA and niece...
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Kaylene D. Wannemacher

August 19, 2018

Kaylene D. Wannemacher , 68, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Richard C and Margaret C Sebold. Kaylene graduated from Concordia High School in 1968 and earned her teaching degree from Ball State and her Masters from Indiana University Fort Wayne. She taught elementary education for several years and was the Pre...
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Anastasia Katsis

August 15, 2018

Anastasia Katsis, 91 of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away August 15, 2018. Born On March 15, 1927, in Nestorio, Kastoria, Greece, she was a seamstress for Bennet Manufacturing in New Haven, IN for over 24 years. Anastasia was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church where she was a member of Philoptochos. She was very social and loved to spend time with her family and friends. Her...
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Eula E. Howard

August 15, 2018

Eula E. Howard, 93, passed away on August 15, 2018. She was born in Antwerp, OH on July 17, 1925, the daughter of the late J. Weldon and Nola Powell. Eula married John W. Howard on May 30, 1943 and shared 53 years of marriage together before his passing. Eula was a Welcome Wagon Hostess for some time, and also worked for 7 years at the Colony Shop, a ladies clothing store. Surviving are her son,...
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Ernest E. Evans, Jr.

August 12, 2018

Ernest E. Evans Jr., 84, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2018 at his home in Fort Wayne, IN. surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Marion, IN, to the late Ernest E and Nellousie Evans Sr. Ernest graduated from Marion High School in 1951, Indiana University in 1955 and IU Law School in1961. He worked at Midwest United Life Insurance Company for 1970-1984 and retired in 1998 as V.P....
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George H. Abels

August 11, 2018

George H. Abels, age 91, passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at his residence with his family by his side. He was born on September 24, 1926 in Evanston, Illinois. Mr. Abels served his country honorably with the United States Navy during World War II. In 1950, he graduated from The Ohio State University. The greatest day of his life was when he met Ruth Werling at Bledsoe's Beach Lake...
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A. Michael (Mike) Stedge

August 1, 2018

A. Michael "Mike" Stedge, 73 of Fort Wayne, IN went to be with the Lord on August 1, 2018. Mike was Co-Owner of Stedge Plumbing & Heating, Inc. since 1972. He was previously employed by the Trane Corp in Chicago, IL. Mike is survived by his loving wife, Barbara L. (Spierse) Stedge, children, Steven Stedge, Jeffrey (Kari) Stedge, Jonathan (Sarah Endris) Stedge, grandchildren, Brayden, Zachariah,...
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James Ackmann

August 1, 2018

James Ackmann, 87, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Greystone Health and Rehabilitation. Mr. Ackmann was born on April 4, 1931 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to William and Eleanor (Luplow) Ackmann. He graduated from Concordia High School in Wisconsin and continued his education at Concordia Jr. College, Wisconsin and Concordia College River Forest, Illinois. He...
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Elsie Mae (Grimes) Harshman

July 31, 2018

Obituary for Elsie Mae (Grimes) Harshman Elsie Harshman went peacefully to heaven on July 31, 2018 @ Diversicare Providence Retirement Community in Clarksville, IN. She was born in Paulding County, Ohio on February 9, 1923 to the late Frank and Myrta (Adams) Grimes. She was also preceded in death by her husband William Charles Harshman, her brothers Verlin, Robert, Donald, John Grimes and her...
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Mary Jo Baughman

July 29, 2018

Mary Jo Baughman, 94, passed away on July 29, 2018. She was born in Benton County, Indiana on April 3, 1924, the daughter of the late Edward and Maggie Nichols. She attended International Business College, and spent 43 years of marriage with her late husband, Arthur Baughman. Mary Jo worked at the Charter Place as a bookkeeper for 20 years until her retirement. Mary Jo enjoyed volunteering at...
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Rosemary A. Smith

July 27, 2018

Rosemary A. Smith, 90, of Fort Wayne, slipped quietly into the arms of Jesus at her granddaughter Angie's house, surrounded by her loving family on July 27, 2018. She was the daughter of Fred and Rose Seiler. She was married to her husband, Lyle, for 61 years. He preceded her in death in 2009. Rosemary worked at Hutiners Paris and later for FWCS food service at South Side High School and...
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Howard L. McEwen

July 25, 2018

Howard L. McEwen, 72, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Detroit, MI, Howard worked as an X-Ray Technician with GE Medical Systems. He was a graduate from Cody High School and served honorably in the U.S Navy. Howard was a member of the Huntertown Woodworking Club. He enjoyed woodworking and being outdoors kayaking. He was an avid reader and liked mystery novels. He loved...
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Frederick (Fred) W. Domrow

July 23, 2018

Frederick (Fred) W. Domrow , 92, Ft. Wayne, passed away Monday, July 23, 2018 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Minonk, Illinois to the late Paul and Minnie (Durre) Domrow, Sr. and grew up in Blue Island, Illinois. Fred served his country during WW II and received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Fred received his Bachelor's degree from Capital University,...
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William Francis Edwards

July 17, 2018

William Francis Edwards, 94 of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away July 17, 2018. He was born on February 26, 1924 to the late Alfred James and Elizabeth (Fields) Edwards in Fort Wayne, IN. William served his country proudly in the U S Navy. He served the Fort Wayne community from 1951-1972 with the Fort Wayne Police Department retiring as a Captain with the Vice and Narcotics Division. He loved...
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Thelma Lorene Gillenwater

July 12, 2018

Thelma Lorene Gillenwater of Fort Wayne, passed away July 12, 2018 at the age of 89. She was born January 4, 1929 to the late Everett and Rosella Harvey. On June 28, 1947, she married Walter Wayne Gillenwater, who preceded her in death in 1995. She is survived by her loving sons, Doug (April) Gillenwater and Mark (Jackie) Gillenwater, both of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren, Shelly (Steve) Bower,...
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Daniel Bruce Mayfield

July 8, 2018

Daniel Bruce Mayfield, 70, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 at his home in Fort Wayne. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN. He was born to the late Fay and Angelina Mayfield. Daniel graduated from North Side High School in 1967 and was a US Army Veteran. He worked at the VA Hospital for 30 years in the dietary department and also for 10 years at St. Anne Retirement Home. ...
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Phyllis Grace Bruick

July 7, 2018

Phyllis Grace Bruick, 88, passed away on July 7, 2018. She was born in a farm house in Scalp Level, PA near Johnstown, PA on November 18, 1929, the daughter of the late Harry and Maude Meese. She moved with her mother and sister at the age of 10 to Fort Wayne. She met her husband, Bob Bruick at Bells Skating Rink in New Haven, IN. She was a roller skate dancer. Phyllis was a long time member of...
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Roberta L. Didion

July 3, 2018

Roberta L. Didion , 87, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne to the late Paul and Louise (Miller) Ladd. Roberta worked as a registered nurse with Parkview Hospital for 25yrs years, retiring in 1978. She was a member of St Judes Catholic Church and the Parkview Alumni. She married Louis "Mick" J. Didion on February 20,...
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Carsten Emmet Retrum

June 29, 2018

Carsten Emmet Retrum, just three weeks short of his one 100th birthday, died peacefully on Friday, June 29, 2018, at home. Born in Peterson, Minnesota, Carsten enjoyed a happy childhood with his two brothers, Rowland and Fergus, under the watchful eyes of their parents Flora and Obert Retrum. In 1944 Carsten married Anna Jean Davis, the love of his life. They were a loving and caring team for...
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Dorothy R. Gatchell

June 27, 2018

Dorothy R. Gatchell, 88, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Payne, OH, Dorothy was a 1948 high school graduate of Central High School. She was an avid euchre and card game player. She enjoyed going to Wrigley Field in Georgetown to play Texas Hold em'. Surviving are her children, David J. Gatchell of Kokomo, IN, Ronald D. (Tina) Gatchell of Columbia City, IN, Jane L (Mark...
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Marion P. "Pete" Clark

June 24, 2018

Marion P. "Pete" Clark , 92, passed away Sunday, June 24, in Gainesville, GA. Born in Dunkirk, IN, to George A. and Stella H. Clark. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Navy Seabee's. Pete graduated from Indiana University in 1950 and married Iona Fisher from Toronto, Ontario, Canada in January 1964. He was employed at Zollner Piston until his retirement in 1989. After his...
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Marion P. (Pete) Clark

June 24, 2018

Marion P. "Pete" Clark , 92, passed away Sunday, June 24, in Gainesville, GA. Born in Dunkirk, IN, to George A. and Stella H. Clark. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Navy Seabee's. Pete graduated from Indiana University in 1950 and married Iona Fisher from Toronto, Ontario, Canada in January 1964. He was employed at Zollner Piston for 20 until his retirement in 1989. After his...
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Ivah M. Longardner

November 15, 1922 - June 21, 2018

Longardner, Ivah M. passed away on Thursday, June 21st, 2018. She was born in Chariton, Iowa on November 15, 1922 to John and Paschal Parry. Soon after, the family moved to Ottumwa, Iowa where she attended schools graduating from Ottumwa High School in 1940. She was employed by the telephone company until moving to Fort Wayne in 1943 where she worked for the Indiana State Highway Division. She...
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Wayne C. Whisler

June 17, 2018

Wayne C. Whisler, 93, of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018. Born June 21, 1924 in Fort Wayne, IN, he was the son of the late Cassius and Ann (Bender) Whisler. He served in US Navy Seabees in World War II, worked at Fruehauf Trailers as a welder, and was President of Fruehauf and Phelps Dodge Credit Union. Wayne will be remembered for his infectious charm and sense of humor, sharp...
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Virginia L. Vernard

June 14, 2018

Virginia L. Vernard, 89, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. She was born in Indianapolis, IN. Virginia enjoyed cooking, sewing, cake decorating and teaching Sunday School. Surviving are her children, Linda (Brett) Erb of Anchorage, AK; Jane (John) Bennett of Signal Mountain, TN; William (Ann) Vernard of Olmsted Falls, OH; grandchildren, Angela,...
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James D. Waffle

June 13, 2018

James D. Waffle, 89, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Toledo, OH, Jim earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Toledo. Jim worked as a building contractor for many years, retiring in 1999. He was a member of Brookside Church, Three Rivers Visiting Dogs, Building Contractors Association, and Pi Kappa Alpha. He served honorably in the United States Army. He was...
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Dana Alice Zumbaugh

June 12, 2018

Dana Alice Zumbaugh, 76, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on June 12, 2018. She had recently moved back to Fort Wayne after living in Apopka, FL for 30 years. Dana was born in Windsor, MO on March 3, 1942. She attended a one room schoolhouse until high school and used to ride a horse to school with her brother Jerry. After graduating from Central Missouri State College in 1964, Dana began a...
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Mary A. Leuenberger

June 12, 2018

Mary A. Leuenberger age 96, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. She is survived by her children, Stephen (Annamarie) Leuenberger, Ted (Gretchen) Leuenberger, Janice (Allen) Forni and Chuck (Sharon) Leuenberger; 10 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 1 great-great granddaughter and brother, Jerry Schaab. Preceded in death by her husbands, Tony Westrick and Charles Leuenberger. ...
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Wanda M. Beggs

June 10, 2018

Wanda M Beggs, 89, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville. She was born in Cincinnati, OH, to the late Bearl and Birdie Graybeal. Wanda worked as a Secretary with Local 305 IBEW for 21 years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, She was a determined and outgoing lady that had a passion for life. She loved spending...
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Shawn L. Stiver

June 9, 2018

Shawn L. Stiver, 68, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Garrett, IN, Shawn was a 1968 graduate of Eastside High School, graduated Indiana University and received her Master's degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. Shawn and John were married at Butler Church of Christ on March 21,1970. She worked as a contact representative with the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board for 25...
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Nancy Jean Stump

June 7, 2018

Nancy Jean Stump , 73, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Nancy was born in Fort Wayne, to the late Frank and Helen (Miller) Baron. She married John Stump on August 28, 1965, was divorced, never remarried. Nancy retired from the Wayne Township Trustees Office as a Employment Specialist in 2011. Surviving are sons, Louis F. (Darla) Stump and Charles...
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Geraldine (Lady) Bostic

June 2, 2018

Geraldine (Lady) Bostic, 63, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018 at her daughter's home in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Detroit, MI, and graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1974. Geraldine dedicated her life to helping people through her work in various positions in the medical field. She had an amazing sense of humor and liked to make people laugh. Geraldine enjoyed going to the casino,...
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Vernon A. Fawley, Jr.

June 2, 2018

Vernon A. Fawley Jr., 80, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Warsaw, IN, to the late Vernon A. Sr. and Pauline Fawley. He graduated from North Webster High School in 1957. Vernon worked several years on passenger trains for the railroad and also as an Expeditor with US Post Office of Fort Wayne, IN for 43yrs years, retiring on January 1, 2001. ...
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Richard R. Nicevski

June 1, 2018

Richard R. Nicevski , 43, passed away Friday, June 1, 2018 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Detroit, MI, Richard worked as an independent truck driver. He was a member of St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church, Survivors include his parents Vasil and Joann (Novachkov) Nicevski of Fort Wayne; children Vasil, Philip and Simona Nicevski, all of Ft Wayne; brother, Krstin Nicevski;...
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Maurice G. "Mo" Stucky

December 30, 1928 - May 25, 2018

Maurice G. "Mo" Stucky age 89, peacefully passed away on Friday, May 25, 2018. He is survived by his daughters, Beth (late Rob) Shaw of Fort Wayne, IN, Debbie (Eric) Mansfield and Vicki (Mel) Budreau both of Fremont, IN; 8 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; sister, Claralou Stucky; sister in law, Dee Van Horn; many beloved nieces and nephews. Preceded in death...
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Maurice G. Stucky

May 25, 2018

Maurice G. Stucky age 89, peacefully passed away on Friday, May 25, 2018. He is survived by his daughters, Beth (late Rob) Shaw of Fort Wayne, IN, Debbie (Eric) Mansfield and Vicki (Mel) Budreau both of Fremont, IN; 8 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; sister, Claralou Stucky; sister in law, Dee Van Horn; many beloved nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his...
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Sherman Butch Love

June 7, 1952 - May 24, 2018

Sherman "Butch" Love, 65, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Bryan, OH, Butch worked as a Journeyman Maintenance Man with Sheller Globe for 28 years. He then worked for Vee Engineering until his retirement. He was former co-owner of Final Score and enjoyed collecting Hopalong Cassidy memorabilia and sports cards. Butch loved fishing and coaching PAL and St. Joe Little...
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Larry L. Pemberton

May 21, 2018

Larry L. Pemberton, 83, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018 at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Formerly of Syracuse, IN he was born in Payne, OH. Larry graduated from Central High School. He graduated with an engineering degree from Indiana Tech. He was a veteran of the US Army. Larry worked as an engineer with GTE for 22 years. He enjoyed spending time with grandchildren and family....
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Doris Leamon

May 19, 2018

Doris Leamon, 87, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Green Valley, Arizona. Born in Fort Wayne. Doris worked as a secretary for Peace Lutheran Church and various other churches. She served as PTA President for Abbott Elementary and taught Sunday School at South Side Church of the Nazarene. Doris was a homemaker, acrobat artist, an amazing seamstress, and most of all a loving and supportive...
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Joan I. Sterling

May 18, 2018

Joan I. Sterling, 92, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018 at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Lima, OH, to the late Walter Scott and Iva Marie Dodge. She moved to Fort Wayne as a young girl and graduated from South Side High School in 1943. Joan worked for General Telephone for several years and retired as a Secretary with Fort Wayne Community Schools. Joan...
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Marvetta G. Myers

May 17, 2018

Marvetta G. Myers, 78, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018. Born in Battle Creek, MI. Marvetta retired from United Express Systems. She received the Superior Public Service Medal from the Secretary of the Navy for her part in the 1990-1991 Yellow Ribbon Campaign. Surviving are her children; Jeanne D. Huddleston of Cincinnati, OH, M. Sue (Glenn) Becker of Fort Wayne, IN, Larry C. (Lisa) Myers of...
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Jerry L. Norton

May 15, 2018

Jerry L. Norton, 83, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in Lecanto, FL. Born in Fort Wayne, Jerry worked with the City of Fort Wayne Filtration Plant for 42 years, retiring in 1994. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife, Elaine Norton of Fort Wayne; his children, Lisa Starks, Karen Miller both of Fort Wayne, Julie Rogers of Geneva, IN, and Scott Norton of Fort...
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Donna Scott Calvin

May 13, 2018

Donna Scott Calvin, 82, passed away on May 13, 2018. Donna was born on October 12, 1935 to Vern and Etta Scott. Donna graduated from Bryan Ohio High School in 1953. She married Ned Calvin in 1954. Donna and Ned lived in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, New York, Missouri, and Illinois. She is survived by her husband of 64 years Ned Calvin; daughters, Cindy Murfield and Gina (Dean) Hanson; grandchildren,...
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Zina Ida Haaff

May 10, 2018

Zina Ida Haaff, 92, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Zina was born on September 3, 1925 to a family of seven children in the country of Poland. She and her older sister, Bronia survived World War II, having been taken into forced labor by the Germans. After the war, Zina came to the United States in 1949, sponsered by the Catholic Relief Organization. Zina became an...
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Beth E. Richardson

May 10, 2018

Beth E. Richardson, 67, received her wings and went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 10, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Beth worked with St. Joe Hospital for 40 years. She was an active member of Brookside Community Church and formerly Christ Church at Georgetown, and a former Girls Scout Troop Leader. Beth enjoyed music, sewing, flower design, and most of all she enjoyed spending...
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Teresa Janel Geise Mason

May 7, 2018

Teresa Janel Geise Mason, 44, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne on March 6, 1974, she worked as an RN employed by Lutheran Life Village. She enjoyed spending time with her family especially her daughters, Brianna and Madison Lynch who survive. Also surviving are her husband, David Mason; parents, David and Barbara Geise; and sister, Leanne (David) Tijerina. ...
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Sandra (Sandy) S. Ferry

May 7, 2018

Sandra "Sandy" S. Ferry, 66, passed away at home surrounded by family, Monday, May 7, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Sandy worked with Anchor Room Bookstore for 18 years. She was a member of The Chapel. Sandy loved being with her family and having them all together. She will be greatly missed. Surviving are her husband of 48 years, Michael Ferry of Fort Wayne; daughters, Lisa (Brian)...
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Elva Mae (Jackson) Liechty

May 6, 2018

ELVA MAE (JACKSON) LIECHTY JUNE 5, 1925 - MAY 6, 2018 Elva Mae (Jackson) Liechty, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the age of 92. She was born in Decatur, IN to the late Rolla and Oda Gay Jackson on June 5, 1925. She spent her childhood in Decatur and was a graduate of Decatur High School, where she was a member of the school band and the basketball team. After...
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Gerald C. (Goodie) (Gerry) Goodwin

May 6, 2018

Gerald C."Goodie" "Gerry" Goodwin, 88, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Goodie was the son of the late Charles and Stella Goodwin. He graduated from South Side High School and was on its basketball and track teams. He earned his bachelors degree from Ball State University. While at Ball State, Goodie was on its basketball and track teams. He served as past...
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Eldon (Al) Charles Weikart

May 5, 2018

Eldon "Al" Charles Weikart, 103, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Al worked with The City of Fort Wayne, retiring in 1976. He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. Al was an avid golfer, having serveral holes in one. In addition he enjoyed watching the Chicago Cubs and Notre Dame...
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Francis C. (Hank) Thissen

May 3, 2018

Francis C. "Hank" Thissen , 79, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Kingman, KS, to the late Cornelius and Clara Thissen. Hank worked as an Actuary at Lincoln Life for 21 years and a Consulting Actuary with Buck Consultants for 12.5 years, retiring in 1995. At time of retirement, he was a member of the American Academy of Actuaries,...
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Paul Louis Bandelier

May 2, 2018

Paul Louis Bandelier, 96, passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Fort Wayne IN to the late Emil and Lillian Bandelier. Paul graduated from Northside High School and attended Notre Dame University and earned his Bachelor's from Indiana University. Paul was a WWII Navy vet; worked as controller at WKJG TV & Radio for 26 years; & enjoyed 30 years residing in Florida....
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Lester (Andy) Anderson

April 29, 2018

Lester "Andy" Anderson, 52, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in, IL, Andy worked as a mechanic. He was an avid Baltimore Ravens fan. Surviving are his wife, Tina Anderson of Fort Wayne; daughters, Katelynn Anderson of Bel Air, Maryland, Lindsey Butler of Woodland Hills, CA, and Chelsea Butler of Fairfax, VA; son, Chad Butler of Indianpolis, IN; three granddaughters;...
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Roma June (RJ) (Meyer) Minton

April 27, 2018

Roma June "RJ" (Meyer) Minton 93, died Friday, April 27 in Fort Thomas, KY after a brave and defiant battle against cancer. A lifelong resident of Fort Wayne and New Haven, she recently relocated to Kentucky. RJ graduated in 1942 from Central High School, retired in 1979 from VA Hospital, and then worked at several Fort Wayne businesses until 2008. She was a long-time member of Emanuel Lutheran...
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Virginia R. Bokern

April 23, 2018

Virginia R. Bokern nee Juergens, 85, was given to God April 23, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, IN. Born in St. Louis, MO a few minutes after her identical twin, she was the executive assistant at the Fort Wayne Philharmonic for 20 years until her retirement in 1997. Virginia was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Fort Wayne since 1975 where she also served as Deacon...
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Phillip R. Herrick

April 23, 2018

Phillip R. Herrick, 91, passed away April 23, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Cleveland, OH he served in the Army during WWII and in the Army Medical Corps in the occupation of Korea following the war. Phillip received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Case Institute of Technology where he earned his letter in wrestling. He was employed as an electrical engineer at General Electric Lamp Division...
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Dorothy J. Whisler

July 3, 1926 - April 13, 2018

Dorothy J. Whisler, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away April 13, 2018. Born July 3, 1926 in Fort Wayne, IN., she was the daughter of the late Victor and Naomi (Kuhn) Leininger. She taught at Forest Park Elementary School, enjoyed traveling and playing bridge, and dedicated her retirement to volunteering at several organizations. Dorothy will be remembered for her enduring wisdom, honesty and...
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Yukiko Spillner

April 12, 2018

Yukiko Spillner, 86, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018 in Fort Wayne. She was born in Ochiai, Okayama, Japan and in 1955 married her husband, Donald and moved to Fort Wayne. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, and sharing stories of her life in Japan with her family. She is survived by her son Mike (Jeanette) Spillner, 5 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her...
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Judith E. Shore

April 10, 2018

Judith E. Shore, 76, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Born May 17, 1941 in Lagrange, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Lacey and Delores Shore. Judy was a 1960 graduate of Southside High School in Fort Wayne, IN. She spent most of her career as an accountant, working at Weigand Construction for 15 years and Tile Interior for more than 25 years. Judith was...
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George O. "Ace" or "Fuzz" Houser

April 6, 2018

George O. "Ace" or "Fuzz" Houser, 87, passed away Friday, April 6, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, George was the son of the late George and Dorothy Houser. George graduated from Elmhurst High School and earned his bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University. George was a Korean War Marine veteran. He worked as a Design Engineer with Navistar for 30 years, retiring in...
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Eleanor M. Ochoa

April 4, 2018

Eleanor M. Ochoa, 85, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Born in Pasadena, California, Eleanor was the daughter of the late Anthony and Virginia Torres. She was a loving wife, devoted mother, and caring grandmother to her family. Surviving are her son, Billy Ochoa of Fort Wayne; daughter, Ginni (Steve) Whitlock of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, David, Aaron, Matthew, Zachary, Katelyn...
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Robert F. Gray, Jr.

April 1, 2018

Robert F Gray Jr, 72, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne following a long illness. He was born in Hazleton, IN, to the late Robert and Bettie Gray. Bob was a 1963 graduate of old Central High School in Evansville, In. He earned a baseball scholarship to the University of Evansville, and was a member of the TKE fraternity. He joined the Army...
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Phyllis Timm

March 31, 2018

Phyllis Timm, (87), went home to be with her Lord on March 31, 2018. She resided the last 2 1/2 years at Golden Years Homestead. She was born to Lester and Marie Van Winkle in Monon, Indiana, on July 9, 1930. The family moved multiple times during her childhood, as Lester worked for a construction company in western Indiana and eastern Illinois. The family eventually settled in Tuscola, Illinois....
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Mary Ann (McCurdy) Goldsmith

March 31, 2018

Mary Ann (McCurdy) Goldsmith, 86, born in Liberty Center, Ohio, to Victor and Frances McCurdy, met her Savior on March 31, 2018 at home. Mary was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and professional. She was employed as a bookkeeper for over 30 years at Harlan Cabinets before retiring. Mary enjoyed studying her bible, reading, traveling with friends and family, and fishing in Canada. A pastor...
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Margie A. Hege

March 29, 2018

Margie A. Hege, 91, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018 at East Lake Terrace Senior Living in Elkhart, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne, to the late Herbert S. and Anna Dornte. Margie worked in the accounting department at Sears Roebuck for 20 years, retiring in 1988. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. Margie enjoyed playing euchre and dominos with friends. Surviving are her children...
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Duane R. Adams

March 28, 2018

Duane R. Adams, age 78, died of End Stages of Parkinson's on March 28, 2018, in The Cedars Nursing Home, Leo, IN. He was born on January 5, 1940, in the St. Francis Hospital, Beech Grove, IN, to Marvin and Mable (McCrary) Adams. He is preceded in death by a daughter, Dawn Lyn Adams. He graduated from Pittsboro Indiana High School with the Class of 1958. He farmed and worked as a...
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Vivian V. Allan

December 10, 1919 - March 25, 2018

Vivian V. Allan, 98, went to meet our Lord on March 25, 2018. Vivian is survived by her husband of 52 years, Rev. William J. Allan. She was a loving mother to her 4 children, Gary (Jean) Vail, Donna (Terry) Rine, Billie Parker and Tom (Nina) Allan. Vivian was proud of her 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren. She will be remembered for her loving and caring...
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Carole A. Schneider

December 5, 1936 - March 25, 2018

Carole A. Schneider, 81, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Prior to marriage she attended St. Mary of the Woods College in West Terre Haute, IN. Carole worked with Today's Catholic Newspaper for 8 years, retiring in 1996. Previously she worked as a seamstress for JC Penney and several other local fabric stores in Fort Wayne. Carole was an active member of St. Jude Catholic Church...
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Lewis H. Mallett

March 24, 2018

Lewis H. Mallett, 97, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2018. Born in Summerfield, Ohio, Lewis was the son of the late Homer and Emily Mallett. Lewis was a WWII Army veteran. He worked with Roger Markets for 33 years, retiring in 1982. Lewis was a true "Do It Your Selfer." He enjoyed going to estate and garage sales, reading, gardening, and fishing in his youth. Surviving are his son, Larry ...
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John M. Bentz

March 23, 2018

John M. Bentz M.D., 75, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Friday, March 23, 2018. Born in North Manchester, Indiana, John was the son of the late Gail and E. Pauline Bentz. John graduated from North Side High in 1960. North Side is where John met his future wife Ellen. On June 13, 1964 John married the love of his life, Ellen. He earned his undergraduate degree in 1965 and his...
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Jeannine R. DiFilippo

March 21, 2018

Jeannine R. DiFilippo, 89, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2018 peacefully in her home. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Erwin and Olive Firestine. Jeannine was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved spending time with her family and was a generous and compassionate friend. She enjoyed reading and was very talented at knitting, sewing and craft making....
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James C. Morton

March 21, 2018

James C. Morton, 83, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2018 in Fort Wayne surrounded by his family. "JC" was born in Mansfield, OH to the late Maurice and Mary Morton. He was a Notre Dame graduate, class of 1957, and later owned his own business, J.C. Morton & Associates. J.C. will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and most importantly great-grandfather. He will be...
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Phyllis L. Long

March 20, 2018

Phyllis L. Long, 97, passed away March 20, 2018 at St. Anne's Home. She was born in Roann, IN on May 11, 1920, the daughter of the late Abraham and Nellie Miller. She was a dedicated member of Grace St. John's United Church of Christ. She is survived by her children, Douglas R. (Susan) Long, and Deborah E. (Frank) Ladd; grandchildren; Melissa (Jeremy) Lessing, Molly (Andrew) Beachy, Adam ...
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David J. Rhodus

March 15, 2018

David J. Rhodus, 57, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, David was the son of the late Donald and Rose Rhodus. David had been a lifelong mechanic. He worked with Wiese USA for the past 15 years. David served our country as a US Army veteran. He enjoyed fishing, being outdoors grilling and taking care of his yard. David loved spending time with his family and...
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June A. Kneller

March 11, 2018

June A. Kneller, 70, passed away on March 11, 2018. She was born on January 14, 1948, the daughter of the late Wilbur and Juanita Kinsey. In her earlier years June worked as a hairdresser, and then went on to work for GTE/Verizon for some time until her retirement. June enjoyed watching IU basketball, and of course spending time with grandchildren. Surviving are her daughter, Dawn Schubert;...
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Ruth (Stires) Mattis

March 10, 2018

Ruth (Stires) Mattis, 91, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Golden Years Homestead in Fort Wayne. Born in Union Township, New Jersey, Ruth was the daughter of the late Willard and Essie (Sutton) Stires. Ruth was a school bus driver for Fleming Transportation in West Portal, NJ prior to driving school bus for North Hunterdon Regional High School in Annandale, N.J. for 35 years prior to her...
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Bryan Ray Sterling

March 9, 2018

Bryan Ray Sterling, 61, passed away Friday, March 9, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born on January 15, 1957 in Evansville, Indiana, he was a son of the late Victor H. Sterling and Norma (Chapin) Sterling who survives. He was a 1975 Homestead High School graduate and a 1990 Purdue University of Fort Wayne graduate. He retired in 2017 as a Little Debbie Distributor. Bryan...
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Jeremiah E. Ovitt

March 8, 2018

Jeremiah E. Ovitt, 92, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Jeremiah was the son of the late Harry and Harietta Ovitt. Jeremiah was a WWII Army veteran. He was a foreman with Banner Lumber Company for 42 years, prior to his retirement. Jeremiah loved attending church and being a greeter which he was for 50 years at Dunning Park...
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