Joseph B. Longardner

  • Died: December 23, 2017
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Maplewood Park

4017 Maplecrest Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family


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 discharged at the rank of Corporal in 1945. Joseph worked at Indiana and Michigan Electric Power for 40 years before his retirement. He was an IBEW lifetime member, a Free Mason, and a member of First Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his sons, Scott J. (Vickie) Longardner, and Craig T. Longardner both of Fort Wayne, grandsons, Brian S. (Sara) Longardner, Kent S. (Jennifer) Longardner, Joseph S. Longardner, and Jacob K. Longardner; great-grandchildren, Drew A. and Tessa C., and Leena M. Longardner. He was preceded in death by his wife Dolores on January 12, 2013; and brother, Harold A. Longardner. Service is 10 a.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017 at D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road with calling 1 hour prior. Calling also 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of gifts or flowers memorials may be made to The Towne House Employee Gift Fund. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com