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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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Nancy A. Brinker

March 6, 2018

Nancy A. Brinker, 83, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Brookstone Assisted Living in Fayetteville, AR. Born in Rockford, IL, she lived in Fort Wayne, IN for almost 45 years. Nancy attended University of Illinois where she was a member of Phi Mu sorority as well as the P.E.O. sisterhood. An avid music lover, she won the state championship in flute for the State of Illinois in 1950s. Nancy...
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Donald Pete Mohrman

September 7, 1926 - March 1, 2018

Donald "Pete" W. Mohrman, 91, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018. Born in Quincy, Illinois, Donald was the son of the late Wilbur and Florence Mohrman. He graduated from Quincy High School in Illinois and earned his bachelors degree in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois. He was a WWII Navy veteran. Donald worked with General Electric for 35 years, retiring in 1986. He was...
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Fannie Lengacher

February 28, 2018

Fannie Lengacher, 99, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Midland, MI, Fannie loved her family and enjoyed caring for them as a homemaker. She was formerly a member of Central Ministries of Fort Wayne, and currently a member of Bethel Mennonite Church of Sarasota, FL. Fannie enjoyed making cinnamon rolls and afghans. Surviving are her two daughters, Lois (Richard...
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Mercedes Marie Anglemyer

February 26, 2018

Mercedes Marie Anglemyer, 87, passed away Monday, February 26, 2018 at Cedars Nursing Home in Leo. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Mercedes worked as a Teacher's Assistant with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 22 years, retiring in 1996. She was a member of TOPS Club. Surviving are her sons Ken G. Wilder of Winter Park, FL, Frank G. (Dawn) Wilder of Fort Wayne, IN, Gerald J. (JoEllen) Anglemyer, Jr....
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Edna M. Gage

February 26, 2018

Edna M Gage, 96, passed away February 26, 2018. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on August 3, 1921 the daughter of the late Henry and Katherine Fritcha. Edna was married to Walter Gage in 1947 and they spent 57 years of marriage together before his passing. Edna and Walter were worldwide travelers after their children were out of the home. In her spare time she enjoyed crafting, needle point,...
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Wayne Lee Temple

April 20, 1950 - February 24, 2018

Wayne Lee Temple, 67, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Saturday, February 24, 2018. Born in Anderson, Indiana, Wayne was the son of the late Herman and Mary Temple. Wayne earned his associates degree in accounting from IVY Tech and his bachelors degree from Ball State in sales management and merchandising. He was a sales manager with Lance Snack Foods and Hostess for many years...
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Michael B. Haberkorn

February 23, 2018

Michael B. Haberkorn, 71, passed away Friday, February 23, 2018 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. He was born in Watseka, IL, to the late Robert John and Shirley Lou Haberkorn. Michael was a graduate of Watseka High School, class of 1965. He was in the grocery business for 35 years and was a unit manager with Kroger for 24 1/2 years retiring in 1999. Michael then worked as a warehouse manager...
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Dorothy Woodruff Eidson

February 21, 2018

Dorothy Woodruff Eidson, 95, passed peacefully at Woodview Healthcare Center, Fort Wayne, IN on February 21, 2018. She was born on June 5, 1922 in St. Charles, Kentucky daughter of the late Dinsmore (Dee) Woodruff and the late Ruby (Stringfield) Woodruff. Dorothy was a homemaker and also worked at Shane Uniforms Co., in Evansville, Indiana and Wayne Home Equipment in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She...
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Barabra A. Wright

February 19, 2018

Barabra A. Wright, 78, passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Barabra was the daughter of the late Marion and Ruth Byall. She went to Jefferson Center Elementary School in Whitley County and graduated from North Side High School. She then graduated from Lutheran Hospital School of Radiology. She worked as a X-Ray Technician for...
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Irmgard Charlotte Minna (Seele) Barnhart

February 18, 2018

Irmgard Charlotte Minna Barnhart (Seele) joined her Lord and Savior on February 18, 2018, cared for by loving family at home. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the only daughter of Frederick and Sophie (Vogt) Seele. She was preceded to Heaven by her beloved husband, Ronald L. Barnhart and is survived by four children, Ronda (Don) Kissling, Lori (Kirk) Grable of Carmel, IN, Lisa (Tom) Patten, Fred ...
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Zackery (Rick) Rod Ormiston

February 16, 2018

Zackery (Rick) Rod Ormiston, 63, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Zackery was the son of the late Rodney Earl and Shirley Hope Ormiston. Rick was a dedicated husband, father, papaw, brother, uncle and friend. He shared his passion for quality, fantasy sports, wisecracks, and all things "geek" with anyone with an ear to bend. Rick graduated from Northrop High...
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Dorothy M. Crosbie

February 15, 2018

Dorothy M. Crosbie, 96, passed away on February 15, 2018. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on April 29, 1921, the daughter of the late Walter and Sophia Gerdom. Dorothy was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. She enjoyed volunteering at Lutheran Hospital in her spare time. Her hobbies included playing cards, knitting, gardening and reading. She is survived by her daughter, Jan (Rod) Peterson...
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David P. Miller

February 14, 2018

David P Miller, 72, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN, and graduated from Concordia HS in 1963 and earned his Bachelor's Degree from Valparaiso University. David was a US Army Veteran and served as a Chaplin's assistant in England. His hobbies included golf, and watching all types of sporting events and an...
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Dixie I. Gaudette

February 14, 2018

Dixie I. Gaudette, 91, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Heritage Park Health Care Center. Born in Saint Louis, Missouri, Dixie was the daughter of the late J. Herman and Inez Willis. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Dixie enjoyed to crochet and was an avid fan of the Tin Caps. Surviving are her children, Thomas (Peggy) Hall of Valrico, FL, Darlene (Donald) Mayes,...
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David P. Miller

February 14, 2018

David P Miller , 72, passed away February 14, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Rd.
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E. Auline Nyberg

February 13, 2018

E. Auline Nyberg, 84, passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at her home in Fort Wayne. She was born in Flushing, OH, to the late John and Ruth Marie Fisher. Auline graduated from Harlan HS in 1952 and earned her nursing degree at Parkview School of Nursing in 1955. She worked as a R.N. at Parkview Hospital for 20 years and the Townehouse Retirement Center for 32 years, retiring in 2008. She...
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Richard A. Hollinger

February 13, 2018

Richard A. Hollinger, passed away on February 13, 2018. He was born on July 16, 1925, in Butler, IN, the son of the late Ross and Ethel (Krontz) Hollinger. Richard served in the US Navy from 1943 to 1946 and served in the Navy Reserves from 1946 to 1959, and was a Naval Aviator. Richard worked as a production control manager at Magnavox for 43 years until his retirement in 1990. He was a member...
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George Kissell

February 12, 2018

George Kissell , 87, passed away Monday, February 12, 2018. Born in Erie, PA. George worked with Iron Workers Local 147. Surviving are his children, Dawn Fahlsing of Wawaka, IN, Tina Fahlsing of Fort Wayne, IN and Greg (Dawn) Kissell of Grove Hill, AL; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. George was preceded in death by parents, Floyd J and Fannie Belle Kissell, wife, Marlene J Kissell,...
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Peggy Jeanne Hughes

February 10, 2018

Peggy Jeanne Hughes, 89, passed away surrounded by her loving family Saturday, February 10, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Peggy was a member and former choir director of Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church. Peggy and her mother created the first preschool at Taylor Chapel. She graduated from North Side High School in 1947. She graduated in 1948 from Patricia Stephens Modeling School. Peggy was...
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Mary L. Schneider

February 7, 2018

Mary L. Schneider, 66, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Mary was the daughter of the late Dave and Naomi Adkison. Mary worked for the Fort Wayne Newspapers for many years prior to her working for Sirva where she had been working. Mary was an avid reader, she enjoyed shopping, cherished her dog Katie, and loved her grandchildren. Surviving are her husband,...
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Richard Eugene Stoker

February 5, 2018

Richard Eugene Stoker, 60, passed away Monday, February 5, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne. Richard worked with Iron Workers Local 147 for 40 years. Surviving are his caregivers, Shari Love of Fort Wayne and Regina Rivas, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Richard was preceded in death by parents Eva JoAnn Stoker and Richard Albert Stoker, sister, Linda Sue Arthur, brother-in-law Ronnie Arthur....
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Luella Clements

February 4, 2018

Luella Clements, 94, passed away on February 4, 2018. She was born on August 5, 1923 in Fort Wayne, IN the daughter of the late John and Ida (Freuchtenicht) Hartman. Luella kept herself busy by raising her children and being involved with their many activities. Luella was a member of Concordia Lutheran church, and an avid bridge player. She still enjoyed playing card games until the very end. In...
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David R. (Dick) Hollingsworth

February 2, 2018

David R. "Dick" Hollingsworth, 91, passed away Friday, February 2, 2018, at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Mansfield, OH, on October 22, 1926, he graduated from Mansfield Sr. High School, earned his Bachelor's degree from Wooster College, and his Master's degree in Chemistry from The Ohio State University. Dick served in the US Army Air Corps from 1944-1945. He went...
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Glen O. Hamilton

February 1, 2018

Glen O. Hamilton, 89, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Glen was the son of the late Merle and Edna Hamilton. Glen attended Ben Davis High School but was forced to drop out to support his family after his father was injured and unable to work. Many folks told him that he would never amount to anything if he did not graduate. Those words were motivation for...
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Rita D. Sundstrom

January 30, 2018

Rita D. Sundstrom, 65, passed away January 30, 2018. She was born on September 5, 1952 in Auburn, IN, the daughter of the late Willis and Diana Engle. She married Leon Sundstrom on May 12, 1980 and shared 35 years of marriage together before his passing. Rita attended Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing and was a practicing nurse for over 25 years. She enjoyed collecting stamps, studying...
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Iris Mae Knapp

January 27, 2018

Iris Mae Knapp, 92, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Signature Care Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Charley and Mary Kees. Iris graduated from Harlan HS in 1944 and was a lifetime resident of Harlan and Woodburn, IN. She was the secretary for the VP at General Electric from 1944-1948. Iris was a loving and dedicated mother and grandmother and loved to...
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Jack C. Neidrauer

January 27, 2018

JACK C. NEIDRAUER, 84, passed away Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, in Fort Wayne. Born in Buffalo, NY, Jack was a graduate of Silver Creek, NY, High School and Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. He served in the U.S. Army, and worked as an insurance adjuster for Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. for 30 years, then 6 years with K&K Insurance, retiring in 1995. He was a member of Good Shepherd...
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Anna E. Music

January 24, 2018

Anna E. Music, 82, passed away January 24, 2018. She was born on November 16, 1935 in Poneto, IN, the daughter of the late Robert Davis and Helen Jackson. Surviving are her sons; Kevin (Rebecca) Oliver and Robert Oliver, Michael (Mary) Peden, Shawn (Tammy) Peden; daughters, Valerie (Wayne) Terhune, Beth (Kevin) King; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Irene Sue Goodman. She was...
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V. Mack Goeglein

January 22, 2018

The Rev. Dr. V. Mack Goeglein passed away on January 22nd, 2018 at the age of 85. Mack will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 43 years, Judy Goeglein, and his children and step-children, Catharine (Mark), Ann (Paul), Joseph (Polly), Magdalena (Jason), Christiana (Josh), Julie, Martha, Carrie, and Tina, as well as his 27 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his...
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Barbara Ellen Belote

January 20, 2018

Barbara Ellen Belote, 92, went to meet her Lord on the morning of January 20, 2018. She was born on June 3, 1925 in Desloge, MO, to Hubert and Nora Doud. Barbara was a long-time faithful member of Harvester Missionary Church where she served as Missions Board Chairman for many years. She enjoyed arranging flowers making sure the church was decorated appropriately for each season. Barbara stated...
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Terry L. Kindsvatter

March 22, 1949 - January 19, 2018

Terry L. Kindsvatter, 68, passed away January 19, 2018. He was born in Steubenville, OH on March 22, 1949, the son of the late George and Helen Kindsvatter. Terry attended Ohio University for some time before joining the Air Force where he served for 6 years. Upon his return from the Air Force, Terry began to work at the Air National Guard in Fort Wayne as an Airplane Mechanic. In his spare time,...
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Edna Babcock

March 30, 1921 - January 18, 2018

Edna S. Babcock, passed away peacefully January 19, 2018. She was born in Decatur, IN on March 30, 1921, the daughter of the late Jacob and Suzanne (Schwartz) Liechty. Edna worked for T&T tailoring, General Electric, and 20 years at Roger's Market before her retirement in 1988. She enjoyed flowers, sewing, and crafts. Edna was a member of the Delta Sigma Kappa Sorority, and the Crescent Avenue...
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Cathleen Joy Harris

January 13, 2018

CATHLEEN JOY HARRIS, 89, passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Hickory Creek at Hicksville. Born in Paulding County, Ohio on April 11, 1928 to Orvel and Florence (Manson) Keck, Joy was a homemaker and had been active in many community organizations, including Milan Homemakers, Woodlan Band Parents, and the March of Dimes. She held many leadership positions in the local, county, and state...
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Mary A. (Marie) Velten

January 13, 2018

Mary A. (Marie) Velten, 89, passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Parkview Hospice Randallia in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born on March 17, 1928 in Three Rivers, MI, to the late Charles A. and Marion Bessone. Mary spent a year in vocational school at Vogue Fashion in Chicago, IL and worked as a buyer for several years. She also worked as a teller with Norwest Bank for 17 years, retiring in...
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Mary Sue (Lassen) Baldwin

January 12, 2018

Mary Sue (Lassen) Baldwin, 71, passed away Friday, January 12, 2018. Mary was the daughter of the late Erwin and Alma Lassen. Surviving are her siblings, Cathy (David) Overholt of Fort Wayne, Stan (Marge) Lassen of Springfield, MO, Linda (Jack) Florent of Coldwater, MI, Matt Lassen of Coppell, TX, Joe (Caryn) Lassen of Largo, FL; sister-in-law, Myra Lassen of Fort Wayne; step-daughter, Wendi (Ken...
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Millicent (Lee) (Bender) Watson

January 12, 2018

Millicent "Lee" (Bender) Watson, 80, passed away on, January 12, 2018. She was born on September 23, 1937 in Fort Wayne, Indiana; the daughter of the late Frank and Arvada Bender. Lee enjoyed collecting tea pots, porcelain dolls and Victorian doll houses. She was very involved with her family and enjoyed spending time and making memories together. Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Darrell O....
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Jesse Farias

January 10, 2018

Jesse Farias, 50, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Bluffton, IN, Jesse worked as a bartender with State Bar and Grill. He was an avid Cubs fan and enjoyed golfing. Surviving are his daughters, Alyssa Farias and Salina Farias both of Fort Wayne; mother, Juanita Farias of Fort Wayne; sister, Lisa (Darrell) Sanchez of Fort Wayne; brothers, Arnulfo (Janet) Farias...
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James D. Reimschisel

January 8, 2018

James D. Reimschisel, 78, passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Bluffton, IN, James graduated from Ossian High School in 1958. He worked with Goodrich for 44 years, retiring in 2005 and also worked as a mechanic. He was a member of Fellowship Missionary Church. Surviving are his wife, Merris Reimschisel of Fort Wayne; children, David (Amy) Reimschisel of Leo, IN,...
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Carolyn K. Young Deck

January 7, 2018

Carolyn K Young Deck, age 92, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on Sunday January 7, 2018. Carolyn was born December 12, 1925 the daughter of the late Russell and Wilda Young. Carolyn attended St. Joseph United Methodist Church for some time before she began attending Brookside Church. She worked as a ladies' clothing manager at Huntner's and LS Ayers, she then worked as an assistant for...
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Marlene Jane Kitsos

January 7, 2018

Marlene Jane Kitsos, 64, of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018. Born July 23, 1953 in Bryan, OH, she was the daughter of the late Harlan and Donnabelle Culbertson. Marlene loved being in nature and appreciated the beauty of flowers, birds and animals. She could often be found tending to her flower beds during the summer. She was a dog lover, especially of her beloved Boston...
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Raymond Hilaire

January 4, 2018

Raymond Hilaire, 86, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Jeremie, Haiti, Raymond moved his family to Fort Wayne in 1969. He began his career with Ford Motors as a truck mechanic and most recently was the owner and operator of Raymond's Garage for 25 years, retiring in 2005. Raymond was a member St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, the Skeet Shooting Club, and the...
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Robert D. Serovey

January 4, 2018

Robert D. Serovey, 85, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018. Born in Algoma, Wisconsin, Robert was the son of the late Frank and Amelia Serovey. Robert was a Korean War Navy veteran. He was a Journeyman with Global Tool for many years prior to retiring. He was a lifetime member of the Korean War Veterans Association. Surviving are his wife, Loretta Serovey of Fort Wayne; children, Michael...
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Carmela T. Saggese

January 3, 2018

Carmela T. Saggese, 68, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Boston, MA, Carmela worked as a administrative assistant with MedPro Group for over 16 years. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Surviving are her husband, Joseph Saggese of Fort Wayne; step-children, Stephanie (Carmen) Sacramone of Everett, MA and Adam Saggese of Melrose, MA; ...
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G. Ruth (Scott) Adams

January 2, 2018

G. Ruth (Scott) Adams, passed away on January 2, 2018 at Lutheran Life Villages. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on February 4, 1934, the daughter of the late John and Margaret Scott. Ruth attended North Side High School and graduated with the class of 1952, she went on to obtain an Associate's Degree in Mental Health Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from IU/PU in Fort Wayne. Ruth...
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James L. Anderson

January 2, 2018

James L. Anderson, 83, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, James worked as an electrician with Fort Wayne State Development Center and previously for Boston University. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Navy. James was a member of the American Legion Post #330. Surviving are his children, Marie (Chuck Jennison) Cappa of Wichita, KS, Carol...
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RuthAlice Wehrenberg Carey

January 1, 2018

RuthAlice Wehrenberg Carey, 100, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, RuthAlice graduated from North Side High School in 1936 and later completed her associates degree from Valparaiso University. She worked as a secretary with Fort Wayne State Development Center for 23 years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where she participated in the...
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Ronnie Lewis Wilson

December 30, 2017

Ronnie Lewis Wilson, 62, passed away on December 30, 2017. He was born in Chicago, IL on July 2 1955, the son of the late Lewis and Bertha Wilson. Ronnie graduated from John F. Kennedy High School. He enjoyed hockey, baseball, basketball, and bowling. He was inducted in to the Bowlers Hall of Fame in Missouri, having bowled two 300 games. Ronnie was an avid Chicago sports fan, and also enjoyed...
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Eric W. Garman

October 11, 1951 - December 30, 2017

Eric W. "Rick" Garman, 66, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Eric was the son of the late Austin and Marjorie Garman. Eric graduated from North Side High School, class of 1970. Eric faithfully served as a Fort Wayne Firefighter for over 20 years prior to retiring. He enjoyed spending time at the Lake. Eric loved to hang out with his family and friends. ...
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Leon M. Jones

December 29, 2017

Leon M. Jones, 84, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Manchester, TN, to the late,Joseph and Luella Jones. Leon was an Iron Worker with Iron Workers Local 147 for 40 years, retiring in 1995. He was a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, and was a Boy Scout Troop leader for with troop #3456, sponsored by the Iron Workers union...
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Carol A. Thompson

December 29, 2017

Carol A. Thompson, 74, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 at Ashton Creek Health and Rehab in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, IL, Carol worked as a Registered Nurse, BSN with Parkview Hospital for many years and retired from St. Joe Hospital after 35 years. She was a member of St. Joe United Methodist Church. Carol was a wonderful mom. She enjoyed painting and crafts. She and Gary traveled...
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Donald Spillner

December 29, 2017

Donald Spillner , 85, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Donald served in the Navy during the Korean war. He retired after 37 years from Rea Magnet Wire. As an avid gardener, his Japanese garden and Koi pond were his pride. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Yukiko Spillner of Fort Wayne, son, Mike (Jeanette) Spillner of Fort Wayne, 5 grandchildren, and 2 great...
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John Overholt

December 28, 2017

Johnny Overholt, 83, went home to be with the Lord. He never turned down an invitation and the final, ultimate invitation from his God was accepted on December 28. John was the son of the late Joseph and Verna Overholt. Johnny was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, coach, and friend to many. Over the course of his life, he was a milkman, basketball...
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Jean Ledbetter

December 28, 2017

Jean Ledbetter, 90, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Jean worked for NIPSCO for 26 years as a bookkeeper, and served as President of the United Steel Workers Union of America for NIPSCO. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Surviving are her two daughters, Linda Wirtzer of Northridge, CA and Mary (James) Brown of Hammond, IN; grandsons, Matthew (Hazel)...
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Robert (Bob) John Jacoby

December 26, 2017

Robert (Bob) John Jacoby, 86, of Angola, IN passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017, Parkview Randallia. He was born June 21, 1931 to the late LeRoy & Marguerite Jacoby in Ft. Wayne. After graduating from Central High School in 1949 he married his high school sweetheart, Kathryn (Katy) Towns. He worked for Sun Heating, Treaty Co. and Schwab Metals. In May of 1990, Bob and Katy moved to Crooked...
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Jean Harlan

December 26, 2017

Jean Harlan, 83, went into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at PRMC in Fort Wayne. Born in Bloomfield, IN, Jean completed her undergraduate work from Findlay College and later graduated with her Master's degree from Clarion University. She worked as a teacher for over 40 years in five different states while serving alongside her husband as a Pastor's wife. She...
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Karen A. Morgan

December 23, 2017

Karen A. Morgan, 60, was taken to heaven on Saturday, December 23, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Karen and her husband were the owners and operators of Blue Eagle Towing. She was a former member of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church. Surviving are her husband, Larry Morgan; step-sons, James (Rhonda) Morgan, Tony (Lisa) Morgan, and Chris (Natalie) Morgan; 10 grandchildren; her siblings, Bob ...
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Joseph B. Longardner

December 23, 2017

Joseph B. Longardner, 94, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017. He was born October 15, 1923 in Fort Wayne, IN, the son of the late Joseph E. and Flora M. (Koch) Longardner. Joseph was a WWII veteran and a recipient of Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Silver Star awards. During his service he fought in the European Theatre, the Battle of the Bulge, and served as a paratrooper. He was honorably...
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Patricia A. Meyer

December 21, 2017

Patricia A. Meyer, 79 of Fort Wayne, Indiana went to be with the Lord December 21, 2017. Pat was the daughter of the late Lavire and Inez Patterson. She loved to garden, tend to her flowers, and spend time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pat worked as a food service supervisor for many years. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Pat was a member of Grabill Missionary...
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Judith Ann Bieker

December 16, 2017

Judith Ann Bieker, 73, Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Logansport, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Merl H. and Helen L. Homburg. She graduated from Logansport High School. Judy was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and retired in March 2017 from her position as Bereavement and Volunteer Coordinator...
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Ralph J. Obringer

December 14, 2017

Ralph J. Obringer, 96, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017 at his home in Wolcottville, IN where he lived with his daughter for the last year. He was born May 12, 1921 to the late Frank F and Verna M Obringer in Fort Wayne, IN. He lived fpr seven years in Springfield, MO. He graduated from South Side HS 1939. He served in World War II on a naval ship in the South Pacific and participated in...
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Robert K. Pfundstein

December 12, 2017

Robert K. Pfundstein, 75, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, IL, Robert worked as a Hearing Aid Specialist with Hearcare Audiology and several other local businesses in Fort Wayne. He was a member of First Assembly of God, a volunteer with the outreach program for Hearcare and Fort Wayne Rescue Mission. He enjoyed singing and ministering at local nursing...
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Jerome J. (Jerry) Minnich

December 12, 2017

Jerome J. "Jerry" Minnich, 84, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Golden Years Homestead in Fort Wayne. Born in Bryant, IN, Jerry worked as a Printer/Technician with Fort Wayne Newspaper for many years, retiring in 1996. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church from 1964 to 1992 and coached CYO basketball at the school from 1971 to 1979. Presently, Jerry was a member of St. Charles...
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Michael Earl Pollock

December 11, 2017

Michael Earl Pollock , 65, passed away Monday, December 11, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Michael was born in Ft. Wayne, IN to the late William and Betty (Fisher) Pollock. Michael retired as a dispatcher from the New Haven police department. Michael was an avid fisherman and competed in Bass Fishing tournaments. He also loved NASCAR and Dale Eranhardt, Sr. ...
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Carla S. Parnin

December 9, 2017

Carla S. Parnin, 66, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Blackwell, OK, Carla worked as a business analyst with Quadrant for over 20 years. She loved her 2 dogs, Tia and Annie; she enjoyed traveling, singing, reading, gardening, and listening to music. Surviving are her husband, Jeffrey Parnin of New Haven, IN; mother, Wanda Robinson of Lawton, OK; sisters, Kristy...
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Norma Jean Brunson

December 6, 2017

Norma Jean Brunson, 96, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Miller's Merry Manor in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Garrett, IN, to the late Walter Arthur Sr, and Martha Catherine Smith, Norma graduated from Garrett HS in 1939. She was the owner and operated the Silhouette Beauty Salon in Kendallville for many years. Surviving are her son, Michael Brent (Debbie) Brunson of Plano, TX;...
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Eugene F. Curran

December 5, 2017

Eugene F. Curran, 74, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, IL, Eugene worked as a Senior Claim Consultant with GE Medical Protective Company for 30 years, retiring in 2007. He served his country as a member of the US Army. Eugene was an active member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church where he sang in the church choir and served in the youth ministry. He...
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Walter A. Werner

December 5, 2017

Walter A. Werner , 94, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017.Born in Waterloo, IN, Walter worked as a designer with Magnavox and ITT for 25 years, while building a rental real estate business. He was an avid harmonica player. Surviving are his daughter, Nancy (Mervyn) Faris of Sarasota, FL, grandchild, Benjamin Faris of Sarasota, FL, partner, Marilyn Caprioni of Fort Wayne, IN. Walter was...
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Harold (Babe) L. Gerardot

December 5, 2017

Harold "Babe" L. Gerardot, 92, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Harold worked at Navistar for 38 years, retiring in 1982. He attended Alliance Community Church, and enjoyed his cottage at Lake George during the summer. Surviving are his daughters, Linda (Paul) Lutz, and Carol (Robert) Fahrenbach both of Fort Wayne; 4 grandchildren, 7 great...
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Mitchell R. Kurtz

December 2, 2017

Mitchell R. Kurtz, 58, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Mitchell worked as a factory worker with several local companies. Surviving are his mother, Carol Packard; brothers, Michael Kurtz and Matthew Kurtz all of Fort Wayne. Mitchell was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Robert Kurtz, and step-father, Arthur Packard. Service is 10:30 am,...
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John C. Suelzer

December 1, 2017

John C. Suelzer, 71, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, John worked for Carpet One Floor and Home for over 33 years. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, and the Knights of Columbus. Surviving are his wife of over 50 years, Judith Suelzer; son, Anthony (Lisa) Suelzer; daughter, Michelle (Greg) Pollick all of Fort Wayne; 2 grandchildren...
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James Herbert Mennewisch

November 29, 2017

James Herbert Mennewisch, 92, passed away on November 29, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on October 17, 1925, the son of the late Herbert and Minnie Mennewisch. James was honorably discharged from the US Navy as a Pharmacist's Mate Second Class in 1946. He was a member of the American Legion, and the Navy Club in New Haven, IN. He retired as the cost control manager of the government...
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Barbara A. Vonderhaar

November 28, 2017

Barbara A. Vonderhaar, 86, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at St. Anne's Nursing Home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Born in Fort Wayne, she graduated from Central Catholic High School and married her husband of 62 years, Arthur J. Vonderhaar. She worked briefly for Lincoln Nation Life Insurance Company before leaving to raise their six children. Barbara was a dedicated caregiver as a wife,...
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Janet Lois Jauch

November 24, 2017

Janet Lois Jauch, 83, passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on September 14, 1934, the daughter of the late Severt and Louise Winje. Janet was a graduate of North Side High School, and a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. She enjoyed playing tennis, bowling, and was an avid bridge player. Janet was a devoted Catholic, and enjoyed volunteering her...
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Dorothy P. Fyock

November 24, 2017

Dorothy P. Fyock, 93, of Fort Wayne entered into the arms of her savior Jesus Christ, Friday morning after a brief battle with cancer. Dorothy was born September 13, 1924 to the late Eugene and Dorothy (Adamski) Palmer. Dorothy worked as a secretary for Allied Industrial Supply, Taylor Martin Paper, and Allen County Rehabilitation Center. Dorothy leaves behind her sons; David (Luanna), Douglas ...
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Ronald L. Barnhart

November 23, 2017

Ronald L. Barnhart, age 90, was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 surrounded by his loving family in his home. Born and raised in Churubusco, IN, he went to Huntertown H.S. and later served with the Merchant Marines in WW II and the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. After returning from war he began work at Home Telephone (GTE) where he remained for 36 years...
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Georgia Johnson Hicks

November 22, 2017

Georgia Johnson Hicks, 94, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017 in Fort Wayne. She was born on August, 3, 1923. She was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Surviving are her sons, David A. (Janice) Johnson, Eric G. (JoAnn) Johnson, and Eugene C. (Laura) Johnson all of Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren. Georgia was preceded in...
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Grace A. Colburn

March 28, 1910 - November 21, 2017

GRACE A. COLBURN, 107, passed peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, at Saint Anne Home. Born March 28, 1910, in Indianapolis, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Dr. Frank Abbett and Kathleen Bannon Abbett. Grace graduated from Tudor Hall, Indianapolis, Ind., and married Harry H. Colburn in 1938. In 1955, they moved to Fort Wayne where she managed the millinery department at Wolf & Dessauer,...
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Rita C. Childers

November 18, 2017

Rita C. Childers, 96, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Woodview Assisted Living in Fort Wayne. She was a native and liftetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN and born to the late Maurice and Eleanor Murchland. She graduated from South Side HS in 1939. She enjoyed music, playing the organ, tending to her flowers and house plants and caring for her pets. Rita was a devoted mother, grandmother...
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