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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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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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Barbara Jean (nee Harris) Larimer

April 18, 1931 - November 17, 2017

Barbara Jean Larimer nee Harris, 86, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 in Fort Wayne with her husband and daughters by her side. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Barbara worked with Parkview Hospital for 16 years. She was a member of First Wayne Street United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Jack Larimer of Fort Wayne; daughters, Claudia (William) Cappelli, and Laura (Doug...
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Manuel "Jungle JIm" Rivera

July 22, 1921 - November 14, 2017

Manuel Joseph "Jungle Jim" Rivera, 96, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Born in New York, NY, Jim was the son of the late Gregory and Mary (Veranco) Rivera. "Big Jim" or "Jungle Jim" were his nicknames given to him during his 10 year baseball career. He played for the Chicago White Sox from 52-61 and was a key part in the 1959 pennant winning team. He led the majors in triples in 1955...
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Pamela Kaye Smith

November 13, 2017

Pamela Kaye Smith, 62, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017. Born in Chillicothe, Ohio, Pamela is the daughter of Ronald and Evelyn Smith who survive. Pamela was in the banking industry throughout her career, which began while she was a senior in high school. She worked her way up to Senior Mortgage Underwriter. She attended Faith Baptist Church, and belong to Planet Fitness. She loved...
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Barbara A. Becker

November 12, 2017

Barbara A. Becker returned to her Heavenly Father November 12, 2017. She was born on October 26, 1934, in the living room of the home her grandfather built in Aboite Township. She was the daughter of Doris and Margaret (McMaken) VanHoozen, who preceded her in death. She grew up on a forty-acre family farm with her younger sister Joyce (Ken) Offord and brother Richard (Debbie) VanHoozen, who both...
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Iona Melchi

November 11, 2017

Iona Melchi , 92, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Berne, IN, Iona worked as a nurse with St. Joseph Hospital for 17 years. She was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. Surviving are her 4 sons, Ned (Vicki) Melchi of Fishers, IN, Rex (Lisa) Melchi of Fort Wayne, Jay (Kerry) Melchi of Fort Wayne, and Max (Beth) Melchi of Fishers, IN; 11...
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Terry O. Peden

November 7, 2017

Terry O. Peden, 48, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Terry was the son of David and Barbara (Anspach) who survive. He was part of the second set of surviving triplets born at Parkview Hospital. Terry was a loving son, brother and uncle to his family. He enjoyed fishing, cooking, rock music and spending time with his family. He worked for BF Goodrich for...
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Ronny J. Powers

November 6, 2017

Ronny J. Powers, 71, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017 at VA Northern IN Health Care System in Fort Wayne. Born in Carpenter, KY, Ronny was a Vietnam Veteran received a bronze star. Surviving are his sisters, Donna Crain, Sheila (Eric) Thompson, Phyllis Hoffmeyer, and Sandra Khalaf; brother, Robert Powers; children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Ronny was preceded in death by sister...
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Martha Giant

December 22, 1931 - November 3, 2017

Martha Elizabeth Giant, 85, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017. She was born in Decatur, IN, the daughter of Joseph and Florence (Bremerkamp) Laurent. She married Don Giant May 24th, 1952. She was a woman of faith, had the gift of hospitality, was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who cared endlessly for her loving family. Surviving are her children, Kevin (Suzy) Giant...
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James Mills

January 26, 1929 - November 3, 2017

James O. "Jim" Mills, 88, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, James was the son of the late Carl and Alma Mills. James was a farmer and worked with Dana for over 35 years prior to his retirement. Following his retirement from Dana he worked for Ivy Tech in their automotive field for 25 years. He was a member of St....
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Florence (Hadjieff) Spahiev

October 31, 2017

Florence (Hadjieff) Spahiev, 92, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Florence was the daughter of the late Damian and Maria Hadjieff. She was a teachers assistant with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 18 years, prior to her retirement. She was a member of St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church and their Women's...
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Scot Hays Corn

October 27, 2017

Scot Hays Corn, 51, passed away Friday, October 27, 2017 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Born in West Point, NY, Scot grew up in Deerfield, IL and fell in love with the outdoors on boyhood canoe trips in the Minnesota Boundary Waters. He graduated from the University of Colorado where he became passionate about hiking, snowboarding, and cycling, especially racing on his mountain bike. He was a loving...
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Marsena (Marcy) L. Bobay

October 25, 2017

Marsena "Marcy" L. Bobay, 93, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Marion, IN, Marsena worked as an accountant with several local companies. She was a member of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church. Surviving are her daughter, Karen (Frank) Utsch of Canton, GA; step-son, Donald Bobay of Fort Wayne; 2 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren...
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Mona J. Chambers

October 25, 2017

Mona J. Chambers, 77, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Huntington Co., IN, Mona retired as a system analyst with Lincoln Life. She was an active member of Messiah Lutheran Church. Surviving are children, Randy Chambers, Lisa (Brandon) Brizendine, and Stacy Chambers; 2 grandchildren, Alaina Gulish and Alison Gulish; 3 great-grandchildren, Kalea, Kiri, and Isla; ...
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Richard C. Wick

October 21, 2017

Richard C. Wick, 94, passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Peoria, IL, Richard worked as an Optician with Dr. Maurice Rothberg & Dr. Samuel Thompson, retiring in 1986. He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, City Senior Men's Golf Association, Bethlehem's Men's Bowling League, and served on the maintenance and building board at...
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Richard L. Dolby

October 19, 2017

Richard L Dolby, 74, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at his home in New Haven. Born in Huntington, IN, to the late Charles E and Loretta K. Dolby. Richard was a US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He worked as an Electrician with General Electric, Local 305 IBEW and General Motors before retiring in 2000. He was a member of The Ridge Church, VFW, American Legion Post 330. He enjoyed...
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Victor J. "Vic" Sockrider

November 23, 1949 - October 17, 2017

Victor J. "Vic" Sockrider, 67, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Born in Auburn, Indiana, Vic was the son of the late George and Margaret Sockrider. Vic graduated from DeKalb High School and attended Ball State University prior to getting drafted in the U.S. Army. Vic was the General Manager of Georgetown Bowl for 38 years, and was currently employed by Qubica AMF. During his career, he was...
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Sharon Colbert

October 13, 2017

Sharon Colbert, 71, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Sharon was the daughter of the late Henry Verseput and Nelva Verseput who survives. She worked for Concordia Theological Seminary for several years prior to her retirement. Sharon enjoyed sewing, cross stitch, spending time with her family and going to their school activities. She also loved animals. ...
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R. Dean Hall

October 13, 2017

R. Dean Hall died late in the early morning of October 13th. He was 91. Dean was born in May of 1926, in Daleville, Indiana, a prototypical Hoosier small town very near Anderson. Dean was raised in Daleville, but moved to Anderson where he attended Anderson High School. His father was Linly Hall and mother Pansy Hall. He had two sisters, Delores and Wilmetta, both younger than he. Wilmetta is...
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Ronald L. Rhodes

October 13, 2017

Ronald L. Rhodes, 57, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017 after a long battle with progressive MS. He was born in Fort Wayne, on September 5, 1960, the son of Donald and Dorothy Rhodes. He was a 1978 graduate of Snider High School. Ron was a graduate of Tokheim apprentice program, and also had a degree from Purdue University and Indiana Wesleyan University. He worked with Tokheim for 24 years...
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Joan M. Early

September 30, 2017

Joan M. Early, 85, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017. She was born in Indianapolis, IN, on March 5, 1932. The daughter of the late Joseph and Alma Megel. Joan worked as a secretary for Eli Lilly in Indianapolis and owned her own business, Joan's Hallmark Card and Gift Center on East State Boulevard in Fort Wayne, IN, for a number of years. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing golf, poker...
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Emma Louise (Lou) Ahr

February 19, 1925 - September 27, 2017

Emma Louise "Lou" Ahr, 92, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. She was born in Berne, IN on February 19, 1925, the daughter of the late Robert and Zulpha (Allspaw) Riesen. Surviving are her children, Christine (Edmond) Schaefer of Tucson AZ; Sandra (Ronald) Willard of Fortville IN, and Steven (Sue) Ahr of Florence KY; 5 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 5...
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Nancy J. Potter

September 27, 2017

Nancy J. Potter, 85, of Fort Wayne IN passed away on Wednesday, September 27 at Visiting Nurse Hospice and Home. She was born October 4, 1931 in Lafayette, IN of Francis and Bernice (Sayers) Parker. She grew up in West Lafayette, IN. She graduated from West Lafayette High School in 1950 and married Walter Potter in 1952. Nancy worked for Indiana Bank for many years. During retirement Walt and...
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Richard R. Monn

September 26, 2017

Richard R. Monn, 88, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Richard worked at Fort Wayne National Bank 45 years serving in many different roles, most recently as a Vice President. He was an active member of Concordia Lutheran Church. Richard was a Delegate to the Lutheran Social Services and the Lutheran Foundation, a Salvation Army Board Member, a chairman...
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Betty G. Campbell

September 25, 2017

Betty G. Campbell, 92, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Betty was a resident of both Fort Wayne and Fremont, IN, where she lived on Long Beach Lake. She worked with General Electric for over 30 years. She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church and Messiah Lutheran Church. Betty was a recipient of the G.E. Quarter Century Club. Surviving are...
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Margaret Sue (Wheeler) Adams

September 22, 2017

Margaret Sue (Wheeler) Adams, 67, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Margaret was the daughter of the late Ollie Wheeler and Minnie Poore. She was a graduate of Central High School. She was a loving wife, mom, and grandma to her family. Margaret worked at GFS for over ten years prior to her retirement. She enjoyed working in her yard gardening, and cooking. ...
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Thomas E. Bolton

September 22, 2017

Thomas E. Bolton, 82, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in East Chicago, IN, Thomas worked as a engineer with Inland Steel of Gary, IN. He was a member of the local Elks Club. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, bowling, and playing bridge. Surviving are his nephew, Thomas (Ann) Havens of Fort Wayne; niece, Jan (Paul) Farber of Fishers, IN; niece, Susi (Dave) Bezaire of...
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Estelle C. Widenhoefer Wick

September 20, 2017

Estelle C. Widenhoefer Wick, 93, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Crookston, MN, Estelle worked as a secretary with Lincoln Life. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 8th Grade Club, Shoaff Park golf league, where she earned her hole in one on the18th hole. Estelle was a golf enthusiast, enjoyed playing board games...
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Bernard D. (Barney) Kimes

September 16, 2017

Bernard D. "Barney" Kimes, 96, of Fort Wayne, passed away on September 16, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. He was born March 31, 1921 in Zanesville, Ohio, the son of the late Charles L. and Viola (Hay) Kimes. He lived most of his life in Spencerville, Indiana prior to joining the Army. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII as a Staff Sergeant from 1942 to 1945 as a...
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Adele M. Koontz

September 14, 2017

Adele M. Koontz, 78, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Columbia City, IN, Adele was an executive secretary for various companies and the Veterans Administration for 26 years, along with being co-owner, with her husband Robert, of the Washboard Coin Laundry for 30 years, She also worked at Meijers as a Starbucks Barista for 5 years. She was an avid reader and an...
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Richard T. Wiley

September 12, 2017

Richard T. Wiley, 89, peacefully passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne IN, the son of the late John and Rose Wiley. After graduating from high school, Richard proudly served with the U.S. Marine Corp. He worked in sales and engineering and retired from Whitley Products in 1990. Surviving are his wife, Jo Ellen Wiley; children Mike (Kathy) Wiley, Janet (Tom)...
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Norman R. Myers

September 11, 2017

Norman R. Myers, 71, passed away Monday, September 11, 2017. He was born in Decatur, IN on February 20, 1946, the son of the late William and E. Lucile Myers. Norman attended the Ohio State University where he graduated from with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. Norman was the owner of Myers CPA Group in Fort Wayne for over 30 years. He was very involved at the County Line Church of God and was...
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Demaris (Dee) L. Schebig

September 9, 2017

Demaris "Dee" L. Schebig, 96, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in North Webster, IN, Dee was a professional hairdresser for many years. She was proud to be a WWII Veteran. During WWII she was a chauffeur for the four star general, General White. She was a member of Grace Point Church of the Nazarene and was a prayer warrior and strong in her faith. She was also a member...
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Thomas (Bogie) E. Bogenschutz

September 5, 2017

Thomas "Bogie" E. Bogenschutz, 92, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Thomas was a 1943 graduate of Central Catholic High School. He worked for Fruehauf Trailer Corp for 39 years, retiring in 1985. Thomas proudly served his country as a member of Army Air Corp during World War II in the China, Burma, and India theater of operations and also served in the...
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Jason G. (Jay) Blaker

September 4, 2017

Jason G. "Jay" Blaker, 43, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jay graduated from Snider High School and earned his associates degree in criminal justice from Vincennes University. Jay had a brilliant mind and enjoyed reading, learning all he could, and spending time with his family and friends. Surviving are his mother, Vicki Blaker of Fort Wayne, grandmother,...
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