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“So sorry for your loss John and Dave. Your mother and father were always kind to me and we remained friends through the years. They both will remain...Read More »
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“I am so sorry for your loss Marie was a great neighbor I have fond memories of her ”
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“With our heartfelt sympathy on your Mothers passing, Remembering always her kindness, caring, and the love she imparted to us both. She was our ...Read More »
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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 1990. Surviving are her sons, David C. (Mary) Velten of Winston-Salem, NC, John E. Velten of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Michael (Claire) Velten, Sarah Velten; sister-in-law, Agnes Adwell of Sun City, AZ, sister-in-law, Mary Bessone of Pensacola, FL; and several nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by husband, James E. Velten, brothers, Andy and Frank Bessone, sister-in-law, Vivian Bessone. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 AM Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 4916 Trier Rd. with calling one hour prior to mass. Entombment Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be made to St. Mary's Soup Kitchen or St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School. To sign the online guest book, go to