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Jeanne Webb Hooper

October 17, 2017

Jeanne Webb Hooper, 71, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Miller's at Oak Pointe in Columbia City. Born in Fort Wayne, Jeanne enjoyed knitting and making baby blankets. Surviving are her husband, Donald J. Hooper of Columbia City, IN; sisters, Velma J. Godsey and Rebecca S. (Randy) Owens of Rome City, IN. Jeanne was preceded in death by father, Leonard Webb; mother, Jeannette Webb; son,...
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Mark Allen Linville

October 15, 2017

Mark Allen Linville, 58, of Fort Wayne slipped into the arms of Jesus Sunday, October 15, 2017, at St. Joseph Hospital. Mark was born May 10, 1959 in Indianapolis to the late Horace F. Linville and Imogene (Wood) Linville. He graduated from Carmel High School in 1977 where he was a very good athlete. He earned his bachelors degree in fine arts from Ball State University in 1982. On August 4,...
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Robbie T. Holliday

October 14, 2017

Robbie T. Holliday, 89, passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017. Born in Como, MS, Robbie was the daughter of the late Willie and Bertha Townsend. Robbie was a nursing assistant with Courtland Rehabilitation Center for over 20 years prior to her retirement. She enjoyed being outdoors working in her yard. She also enjoyed knitting, sewing, cooking, but most of all spending time with her family....
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John (Jack) W. Pranger

October 13, 2017

John "Jack" W. Pranger, 84, passed away Friday, October 13 2017 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, IN. He was a Navy Veteran in the Korean War. Surviving are his son, James Edward Pranger of Budapest, Hungary; daughter, Jackie E. Pranger, son, John W. Pranger, Jr. both of Fort Wayne, IN; 7 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Private services were held. Arrangements by D.O McComb and Sons Funeral...
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Judith Gail Adams

October 12, 2017

Judith Gail Adams, 76, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017. She was born in Chicago, IL, on March 27, 1941, the daughter of the late George and Ruth Gossmann. Judith was a graduate of Homewood-Flosmoor High School in Illinois, and a member of Shoaff Park Baptist Church. She was passionate about calligraphy, and also enjoyed knitting and crocheting. More than anything she was a devoted wife and...
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Kathryn J. "Kathy" Smith

January 27, 1976 - October 10, 2017

Kathryn J. "Kathy" Smith, 41, passed into the arms of Jesus Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at home surrounded by her family and cats. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Kathy graduated from North Side High School and earned her bachelor's degree from Indiana University. She was a relationship manager with Lincoln Financial Group for several years. Kathy enjoyed adventures, gardening, her pets, and...
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Audra A. (Baeske) Maywhoor

October 10, 2017

Audra A. (Baeske) Maywhoor, 94, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017. She was born in Trimountain, MI, on April 22, 1923, the daughter of the late Paul and Myrtle Baeske. Audra worked with Lincoln National Life for 34 years, retiring 1983. Surviving are her brother, Melvyn D. (Patricia) Baeske of Fairview Heights, IL; sisters-in-law, Gloria Baeske of Woodburn, IN, and Clarice Baeske of Fort...
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Frank B. Wiedman

October 9, 2017

Frank B. Wiedman, 88, passed away Monday, October 9, 2017 at Genesis Healthcare in New Haven. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Benjamin B and Emily B Wiedman. Frank graduated from Central HS and was a Korean War Navy Veteran. He was a Letter Carrier with U.S. Postal Service for 22 years, retiring in 1989. His memberships included, Hope United Methodist Church, Community Harvest Food Bank....
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Lynne Doctor

October 7, 2017

Lynne Doctor, 70, passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017. Born in Elizabethton, Tennessee, Lynne was the daughter of the late Floyd and Josie Hardy. Lynne was a very motivated, caring, and creative woman that recently took on responsibilities as Event Coordinator for the Scottish Rite, and she founded Common Ground of Fort Wayne. She enjoyed quilting and sewing, having donated many of her items to...
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Elmer H. Johnson

October 6, 2017

Elmer H. Johnson, 75, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at Bethlehem Woods Rehab Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Harlan, KY, Elmer worked with Prairie Farms for 20 years, retiring in 2004. He was a 35 year member of Branches of Christ Ministries. Elmer had a strong faith and enjoyed reading his bible. He was a loving husband, dad, and grandfather and will be missed greatly. Surviving are his wife...
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Judith Dick

October 6, 2017

Judith "Judy" Dick, 78, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Milford, IN, Judy enjoyed baking and making candy. She was a loving wife, mother to her two sons, and grandmother, she will be greatly missed. Surviving are her sons, Thomas M. Dick of Warsaw, IN and William (Linda) Dick of Fort Wayne; and grandchildren, Allison, Christian, and Madelynn. Judy was preceded in death...
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William O. Wright

October 5, 2017

William O. "Bill" Wright, 77, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Bill was the son of the late Evan Wright and Mildred Russell. Bill graduated from North Side High School class of 1959. He worked with Tokheim Corp. for 41 years, prior to his retirement. Bill had a hilarious yet corny personality. He loved talking and joking with others on a daily basis. He was a...
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Pauline E. Hatfield

October 4, 2017

Pauline E. Hatfield, 91, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late father, Lawrence H Cochran, and mother, Florence M Hobbs. Pauline graduated from Central HS in 1944. She worked as a baker at Concordia Seminary for several years. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, and volunteered at Parkview Hospital for 18...
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Virgil Norman Potter

October 2, 2017

Virgil Norman Potter , 85, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 at his home in Fort Wayne. Service is 10:00 am, Monday October 9, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with calling one hour prior. Burial in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mungovansimple.com.
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Marilyn Kay Evans

October 1, 2017

Marilyn Kay Evans, 77, passed away at St. Anne's Home on Sunday, October 1, 2017. She was born in Burbank, California, on September 22, 1940. Marilyn graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel Academy in Dallas, Texas, in 1958. She worked for a year at the Burroughs Corporation in Dallas before moving to Fort Wayne with her family. She worked at Manavox/Raytheon in Accounts Payable from 1960...
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Betty Jean Miller

September 30, 2017

Betty Jean Miller , 92, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. She was a life long resident of Ft. Wayne Betty worked for the Allen County Assessor's office. She was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church, and Fraternal Order of the Eagles-New Haven Surviving are her sons, Michael J. (Elizabeth) Miller of Wakefield, Rhode Island, Daniel A. (Kathleen M.) Miller...
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Robert E. Harvey

September 30, 2017

Robert E. Harvey, 71, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his three sisters, Joyce (James) Mitchell, Norma (Warren) Kocher both of Lafayette, IN, and Lou Ann (Almonte) Alexander of Monticello, IN; many nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Laura Harvey; and brother, Alan Dean Harvey. ...
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Gerald (Jerry) Allen Smith

September 29, 2017

Gerald "Jerry" Allen Smith, 57, passed away Friday, September 29, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana Jerry is the son of John Smith and Linda Alles. Jerry graduated from North Side High School. He was an avid Harley Davidson rider and enthusiast. Surviving are his father, John Smith; mother, Linda Alles; daughter, Amiee (Seth) Rossiter; grandson, Felix Rossiter; brothers, Jeffery Smith, David ...
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B. Joan (Jo) Wildermuth

September 29, 2017

B. Joan "Jo" Wildermuth, 89, passed away Friday, September 29, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Jo was a graduate of North Side High School in 1946. She worked as a receptionist with Lincoln Life Insurance for 7 years, Lutheran Hospital for 17 years, and most recently at Trinity English Lutheran Church. She was an active member at Trinity English Lutheran Church where she was...
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John R. (Jack) Hile

September 26, 2017

John R. "Jack" Hile, 88, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, John worked with Indiana Michigan Power for 41 years, and most recently he worked with D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home. Jack served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, the Knights of Columbus...
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Jeannetta Ann Parker

September 26, 2017

Jeannetta Ann Parker, 71, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne, IN. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Jeannetta graduated from New Haven HS in 1964. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Jeanetta was a caring, compassionate woman and always put the needs of others first. She was a member of Leo United Methodist Church, prayer...
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Ernest Allen Stahl

September 26, 2017

Ernest Allen Stahl, 69, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017 after battling pancreatic cancer. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN, on March 7, 1948. He enjoyed competition shooting, fishing, spending time outdoors, and traveling out West. He was a Vietnam Veteran serving in the Army. Surviving are his spouse of 45 years, Linda Stahl; mother, Margaret Ann Stahl; sons, Kevin (LeAnne) Stahl, Jeffrey ...
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Richard H. (Dick) Merren, Jr.

September 25, 2017

Richard H. "Dick" Merren Jr., passed away September 25, 2017. Born in La Ceiba, Honduras, Central America on 29 July 1930 to Richard H. Merren Sr and Marina Saravia Merren. Richard graduated from Sam Miguel High School in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. After graduating he came to Fort Wayne, Indiana on September 1948 and attended Indiana Technical College. He served in the U.S. Army...
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Nadine B. Gardner

September 25, 2017

Nadine B. Gardner, 97, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 in Fort Wayne. She was born in Denver, CO, on July 15, 1920, and raised in Fort Wayne, IN. She was the daughter of the late Frank Doty and Hazel Whitenack. She was a 1938 graduate of South Side High School. She retired from the Kroger Company in 1981. Nadine was an extraordinary wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She enjoyed...
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Larry Lee Ryan

September 24, 2017

Larry Lee Ryan, 63, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Larry worked as a caregiver with several local medical providers in Fort Wayne. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army and was also a member of Dupree Memorial Church of God in Christ. Surviving are his siblings, Sharon Frane, Ronald (Wilma) Ryan, Ellis (Pat) Ryan, James (Peggy)...
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Kenneth E. Stout

November 2, 1948 - September 22, 2017

Kenneth E. Stout , 68, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Kenneth graduated from South Side HS in 1966. He worked as a Truck Driver and Security officer with Several local companies before retiring. He was a member of Three Rivers Baptist Church, and the Fort Wayne Community Fishing Club. Kenneth enjoyed the outdoors and loved to...
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John (Johnny) Phillips Craighead III

September 21, 2017

John "Johnny" Phillips Craighead III, 27, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017. Born in Oregon, OH, Johnny worked as a machinist with Busche Industries. He loved sports and watching football. He was very intelligent, he knew a lot about politics and worldly news and cared much for our earth. He adored his sisters and his nieces. Johnny had a very giving heart and was very generous with...
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Steven Charles Redding

September 19, 2017

Steven Charles Redding, 64, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Steven was the son of the late Forest and Jane Redding Sr. He graduated from North Side High School and was on their swim team. Steven was a dynamic salesman that would do anything for his clients. He owned Redding Grocery for many years and most recently was a car salesman with Kelley Chevrolet...
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Eileen R. (Tootie) Shuster

September 18, 2017

Eileen R. "Tootie" Shuster, 96, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 at Coventry Meadows LLC in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, April 18, 1921 to the late John and Helen Vorndran. Eileen retired from General Electric after 40 years of service. She was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and GE Elex Club. Eileen was never afraid of hard work and helped build her own home and...
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Laurence (Larry) W. Codding

September 17, 2017

Laurence "Larry" W. Codding, 85, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Signature Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Newark, NJ, Laurence worked as a Real Estate Investor. He was a member of John Chapman Kiwanis. Larry was a graduate of Colgate University, where he received his bachelor's degree in political science. He then served as a captain in the Marines, attended Indiana University and...
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Therese L. (Olry) Huttsell

September 15, 2017

Therese L. Huttsell nee Olry, 91, passed away peacefully Friday, September 15, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Faith, SD, Therese worked as a administrative assistant with Orchard Ridge Country Club for 15 years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Her family and friends remember her as the most tender-hearted creation God ever made. She was an elegant, strong,...
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Janet M. Meyers

September 14, 2017

Janet M. Meyers, 83, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017 at her home in Fort Wayne. She was born in Girard, OH February 25. 1934, to the late Herbert and Agnes (McCall) Campbell, Janet graduated from Girard HS and started her career at Ohio Bell Phone Company. She was the Advertising Manager for many years at the Weekly Mail newspaper in Chardon, OH. She was a member of Concordia Lutheran...
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Shirley A. Davis

September 13, 2017

Shirley A. Davis, 82, passed away at her home on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 surrounded by her family in New Haven. Born in Fort Wayne, Shirley enjoyed serving her family as a homemaker. Surviving are her husband, Herbert Davis of New Haven; children, Stephen Davis of Fort Wayne, Scott (Angie) Davis of Leo, IN, and Kimberley (Mark) Shultz of Hoagland, IN; grandchildren, Zachary Shultz,...
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Andrew (Bob) Alder

September 11, 2017

Andrew "Bob" Alder, 83, passed away on September 11, 2017 at Parkview Regional Hospital. He was born on September 9, 1934 in Fort Wayne, IN, the son of the late Sara and Robert Bland, and Andrew Alder. Andrew was a graduate of Central High School. He owned Alder Landscaping and retired from International Harvester/Navistar. In his spare time he enjoyed family time, wood working, metal detecting,...
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Robert Edward Martin

September 10, 2017

Robert Edward Martin, 41, passed away at home on Sunday, September 10, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Bradenton, FL, Robert was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of New Haven. He was a blue belt in karate from the Bowles Karate Academy, an avid Pittsburgh Penguin and Notre Dame football fan. Surviving are the loves of his life; wife, Janice Martin nee Nunn of Fort Wayne; and his...
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Mary Louise Thomas

September 8, 2017

Mary Louise Thomas, 92, passed away at Parkview Hospital Randallia on Friday, September 8, 2017. She was born on November 6, 1924, in Richmond, Indiana to the late Harvey and Vera (Fields) Green. She married James "Otis" Thomas on November 26, 1965. She went to school in Richmond, Indiana. Mary was a member of the Women's Bowling Association, and bowled until the age of 90. She loved...
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Monica L. Fair

September 7, 2017

Monica L. Fair, 62, passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, Monica was the daughter of Dorrell Millican who survives and the late Katie Millican. Monica was a surgical and lab tech with Parkview Hospital for 31 years prior to her retirement. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Monica simply put was a lover of life. She enjoyed cross stitch, horseback...
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Thanongsack (Johnny) Phomsoupha

September 6, 2017

Thanongsack "Johnny" Phomsoupha, 36, passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Johnny worked as a tire builder with BF Goodrich. He was a very intelligent man with a great sense of humor, He was always wanting to make others smile. Johnny enjoyed racing cars, was an avid Honda owner. loved his salt water fish tank and apple...
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Debra Recchia

September 5, 2017

Debra Recchia, 57, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Debra worked as an LPN for 33 years. Surviving are her spouse, Michele Recchia of Wilmington, DE; daughters, Shauneille Fordham and Crystal Nelson both of Fort Wayne; son, Randall (Danielle) Tubbs of Fort Wayne; father, Roosevelt Tubbs, Sr. of Fort Wayne; mother, Marjorie Tubbs of Fort Wayne; sisters, Denise (Frederick...
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Jeffrey Allen Richardson

September 5, 2017

Jeffrey Allen Richardson, 45, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at his home in Fort Wayne, IN. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, Jeffrey worked as a roofer for various companies in the community. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, enjoyed fishing and will be remembered for his great sense of humor. Surviving are his daughter Faith Richardson, mother, Margaret Joan...
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Barbara L. Olinger

September 5, 2017

Barbara L. Olinger, 85, passed away on September 5, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 18, 1931. She was the daughter of the late David and Ireta (Cutler) Gillie. Barbara was a 1950 graduate of Central High School. She enjoyed painting, bowling and playing euchre. She was a member of the Lion's Club. Known as the "Sucker Lady" at Fort Wayne Turner's, Barbara would give all the kids...
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Brenda Syndram

September 2, 2017

Brenda Syndram , 48, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017 Surviving are her daughter, Tiffany Syndram, siblings, Carmen (Larry) Hayden, Doreen Syndram and Rodney Scott . Brenda was preceded in death by parents, Robert and Martha Kay Syndram. Service is 1:00 pm, September 15, 2017 at - D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with calling an hour prior. Burial in ...
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Andrew Clem

September 2, 2017

Andrew Clem, 29, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017 in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his brothers, Keith (Sarah) Rowe and , Dalton Anspach of both Fort Wayne; sisters, Ashley Clem and Destinee Clem both of Fort Wayne;several nieces and nephews and several aunts and uncles; and grandmother, Jewell (Marvin) Clem of TN. Andrew was preceded in death by mother, Linda Clem;...
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Sherry A. Johnson

September 2, 2017

Sherry A. Johnson, 52, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Sherry worked as a manager with Wal-Mart for 24 years. Sherry loved to travel, enjoyed NASCAR and was an avid sports fan. She loved taking care of her family and she had a passion for elephants. Most importantly, Sherry had a strong faith and loved the Lord....
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Lee Darrell Jones

September 1, 2017

Lee "Darrell" Jones, 71, passed away on September 1, 2017. He was born on February 23, 1946, in Keavy, KY. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Ruth Jones; children, Teral (Sherri Theberge) Jones, Teresa (Lonnie) McMillan, Sandy Valentine; 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.B. and Mabel Jones; his grandson, Eric Valentine; and several brothers and sisters. Service...
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Gillea Mae Emrah

August 31, 2017

Gillea Mae Emrah, 90, passed away on August 31, 2017. She was born in Logansport, Indiana on December 4, 1926, the daughter of the late Merle and Hazel Edwards. Gillea worked at Dana Corporation in Churubusco, IN as a packager for 21 years until her retirement in 1990. She enjoyed trips to get ice-cream and going to the YWCA to go swimming. She enjoyed meeting at the Magic Wand for lunch with her...
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Shirley I. Holliday

August 31, 2017

Shirley I. Holliday, 72, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her children, Tina Millete, Jackie (Craig) Osterhaus, Chris Osborne, and Brian Osborne; 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Betty Kelling, Mary Scofield, and Jean Reifschneider. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Emil Paul Holliday; and her parents, Edward and Mildred...
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Earl L. Torrence

August 30, 2017

Earl L. Torrence, 89, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Peru, IN, Earl worked with the Fort Wayne Country Club for 35 years. He was a member of Broadway Christian Church. Surviving are his brother, Gene (Deloris) Torrence of Greencastle, IN; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Earl was preceded in death by his parents, David and Grace Torrence...
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Richard L. Albaugh

August 29, 2017

Richard L. Albaugh, 70, passed away August 29, 2017. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Kooper Jaxon Rennels

August 29, 2017

Not long after coming into the world, Kooper Jaxon Rennels passed away peacefully in his parents arms at Parkview North Hospital. During that fleeting time he touched many and was loved by all who met him. Born 18 weeks early and weighing 13.1 ounces and was 11inches long. He was born on aug. 29, 2017 & gained passed away 2:33pm Aug. 29, 2017. Kooper joins some great grandparents, a cousin in...
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Christopher James Gebert

August 29, 2017

Christopher James "Jamie" Gebert, 37, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jamie grew up in New Haven and was the eldest son of Jeffrey Gebert Sr., and Lisa and Richard Bush. Growing up he was known by "Jamie" to family, and later in his adult, military life as "Chris." After high school graduation, Chris joined the Army where he graduated from Fort Benning, Georgia...
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Bonnie G. Burk

August 29, 2017

Bonnie G. Burk, 71, passed away on August 29, 2017. She was born on October 28, 1945 in Kendallville, IN, the daughter of the late Carl "Joe" and Vivian Barger. Bonnie worked as an office manager and cashier at Roger's Market for 19 years, and a bookkeeper for Kroger/Scott grocery stores for 20 years before her retirement. She was a member of Robinson Chapel United Methodist Church for 10...
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Donna Middleton

August 27, 2017

Donna J. Middleton, 84, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Michael Middleton; granddaughters, Shannon Egnor; Mariya Tun; and Raven Grecco; and 7 great-grandchildren. Donna was preceded in death by her sons, Scott Bell and Craig Bell; and her parents, Homer and Bernice Phillips. Service is 1:00 pm, Friday, September 8, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside...
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Zoia (Sonja) Machmut

August 27, 2017

Zoia "Sonja" Machmut, 89, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Kepenskia, Russia, Sonja served her family as a homemaker. She was also employed by Orchard Ridge Country Club for 8 years. Sonja was a former member of Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church. Surviving are her sons, David (Deborah) Machmut, Roman (Kathe) Machmut both of Fort Wayne; daughter, Tamara (Vaja)...
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Roy L. Brokaw

August 24, 2017

Roy L Brokaw, 92, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away on August 24, 2017. He was born in Colona, IL on November 19, 1924, the son of the late Roy and Cleora Brokaw. He worked at General Electric company as a sales engineer for 35 years. Roy was also a part-time engineering professor at Purdue University from 1960 to 1973. He served in WWII from 1943 to 1945 in the Army Air Force in India and Burma...
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Mark S. Scholte

August 23, 2017

Mark S. Scholte, 57, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017 in Fort Wayne Born in Fort Wayne, Mark graduated from North Side HIgh School and later graduated from Midwestern. He worked as a operations manager with Anixter Fasteners for 24 years, retiring in 2016. Surviving are his mother, M. Fern Scholte of Fort Wayne; sister, Nancy (Kent) Jordan of Fort Wayne; nieces, Jamie (Matt) Cook,...
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Travis H. Freeman

May 28, 1941 - August 22, 2017

Travis H. Freeman, 76, passed away on August 22, 2017. He was born May 28, 1941 in Pontiac, MI, the son of the late Andrew and Ottie Freeman. He served in the Army during Vietnam War as a Staff Sargent. Travis was a member of the VFW in Fenton, MI, the American Legion in Indianapolis, IN, UAW Local #2209, as well as Liberty Mills Church of the Nazarene. He worked as a Material Relief Operator at...
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Jerome (Jerry) R. Vachon

August 22, 2017

Jerome "Jerry" R. Vachon, 87, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jerome was the son of the late Alvy and Mary Vachon. Jerry graduated from Central Catholic High School. He was a Korean War Army veteran. He worked as an Industrial Engineer with International Harvester for 20 years, retiring in 1985. Jerry was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, American...
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Antonia "Toni" Angelia Faso

August 21, 2017

Antonia "Toni" Angelia Faso, 35, was received by her Lord and Father with open arms the morning of Monday, August 21st, 2017. Toni graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School with the Class of 2000. Mother, sister, daughter, niece and best friend are all ways to describe this kind-hearted and intelligent woman that was taken far too soon. Her family and close friends will always remember her as...
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Stephen Samuel (Big Daddy) Vaice

August 20, 2017

Stephen Samuel Vaice "Big Daddy" 70, passed August 20, 2017. He loved hunting, fishing, guns, and knives. Stephen was preceded in death by his brother Stanley J. Duckworth; parents Samuel Vaice and Virginia (Gibson) Barnett; and stepfather, Walter C. Barnett. Surviving are his son, Guy Stephen Vaice; grandson, Austin Jay; siblings, Sandra Kline, Suzanne Mullen, Sheeri Roy, Terrie Barnett, Tonda...
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Tonya K. King

August 20, 2017

Tonya K. King, 51, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Tonya worked as a social worker with Scan Inc. Surviving are mother, Iris Beatrice King of Fort Wayne; daughters, Leslie (Mark) Malone, and Tiffany Hartman both of Fort Wayne; grandson, Ethan Malone; her siblings, Mark King of Fort Wayne, Patricia Marsee of Fort Wayne, and Michael (Linda) King of Fort...
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Franklin R. Miller

August 17, 2017

Franklin R. Miller, 84, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Georgetown, SC, Franklin worked as a software engineer in various positions working in aerospace. He also served as an instructor at Ivy Tech Community College. Franklin was a member of North Park Community Church. Surviving are his sons, Thomas (Debi) Miller, David Miller, Jonathan (Tammy) Miller, Paul ...
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T. Richard Eiler, Jr.

August 16, 2017

T. Richard Eiler, Jr., 88, passed away early Wednesday morning, August 16, 2017, at Park Place Senior Living in Ft Wayne, with his loving daughter at his bedside after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born Sep 8, 1928 in Ft Worth, Texas to the late T. Richard (Sr.) and Ruth E. (Harris) Eiler. When he was an infant his parents moved from Texas to Indiana. He spent his entire childhood in...
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Milton (Corky) Randolph Turner

August 15, 2017

Milton "Corky" Randolph Turner surrounded by family passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital on August 15, 2017. Corky was a graduate of the class of 1963 from Central High School. He joined the Air Force in 1963, after which he continued his job as a firefighter with FWFD where he retired in 2006 as Captain. He continued to work for FWCS for a few years after his retirement. Corky was well known for...
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Mary Katherine Kortum

August 13, 2017

Mary Katherine Kortum, nee Morgan, 91, a life-long resident of Fort Wayne, IN, died peacefully at her home on August 13, 2017. Born February 11, 1926 to the late William and Katherine Morgan, Mary attended James S. Smart elementary school, and graduated from South Side High School in 1944. Mary was the Secretary to the President of Bowser, Inc., a Fort Wayne based manufacturer of gasoline...
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Patricia A. Moulin

August 11, 2017

Patricia A. Moulin, 84, went to be with the Lord Friday, August 11, 2017 at Visiting Nurse Hospice in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Patricia worked as a Driver Counselor with North American Van Lines until her retirement. She was a member of Central Catholic class of 1951 and Allen County Genealogy Society. Patricia loved the lakes and beaches and was an expert genealogist and was very tech...
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Jeanette Joan Biberstine

August 10, 2017

Jeanette J. Biberstine, 91, passed away peacefully on Aug. 10, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne Indiana on May 24, 1926 and was a life long resident. She was the daughter of the late Elmer and Blanch Amstutz. Jean attended Central Catholic High School and was a member of St. Andrews, St. Charles and St. Jude parishes. Her faith sustained her always. She enjoyed dancing, entertaining and spending...
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Guianna Bogard

August 8, 2017

Guianna Bogard, 92, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, August 8, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on August 31, 1924. She was the daughter of the late Guy and Mary Longardner. Guianna enjoyed keeping busy; she was a hard worker, and enjoyed spending time with friends and family. She was a devoted member of the Northside Missionary Church, and gave her life to God....
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Mildred J. Oswalt

August 8, 2017

Mildred J. Oswalt, 89, passed away peacefully on August 8, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. She was born on June 24, 1928 in Fort Wayne, IN, the daughter of the late George and Maud Bingham. She retired from Rea Magnet Wire in 2002. Mildred was a long-time member of North Highlands Church of Christ. Among her hobbies were ceramics, gardening, visiting her son in Michigan, and enjoying...
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Ramona O. Sherbondy

August 7, 2017

Ramona O. Sherbondy , 81, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in New Braunfels, TX, Surviving are her daughters, Delores Lopez of New Braunfels, TX; Sanjuana Nervares of Bowling Green, KY; sons, Martin Galvan and Raul Delgado both of Fort Wayne, IN and several grandchildren . Ramona was preceded in death by her parents Felix and Maria Ortiz, sons...
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Antonio (Tony) Cuellar

August 7, 2017

Antonio (Tony) Cuellar, 93, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Texas on August 6, 1924, son of the late Raul T. and Carmen Cuellar. The family moved to Indiana in 1942 when the coal mines closed. The family moved to Fort Wayne later and Tony was hired by International Harvester and retired in 1973. He was a World War II Veteran. After the war he...
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Kristina L. Smith

August 5, 2017

Kristina L Smith , 42, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Pensacola, FL, Kristina was a 1993 graduate from Snider HS and earned her associates degree from Ivy Tech and her bachelors from Indiana Tech. She worked from home as a Medical Coder with Nicka and Associates of TX for many years. She was a craft enthusiast and loved scrap booking, making detailed...
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Dorothy Ellen Kinzer

August 4, 2017

Dorothy Ellen Kinzer, 66, passed away on August 4, 2017. Dorothy was born on August 21, 1950, a Fort Wayne Native. She had a green thumb, and many house plants to prove it. Dorothy enjoyed going on walks, and spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving are her children; John (Alisa) Kinzer, Shannon Kinzer; grandchildren Caitlyn, Grace, Reese, and John; siblings, Neil (Pat) Hayes, Becky Edar,...
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James A. Ringswald, Jr.

August 3, 2017

James (Jim) A. Ringswald, Jr., 93 Son of James Adair Ringswald, Sr. and Nannie (Nettie) Ella (Lay) Ringswald, Jim was born on 7-25-1924 in Louisville, Kentucky and he passed away surrounded by family on 8-3-2017 in Fort Wayne, IN after a lengthy struggle with Parkinson's disease. He was fortunate to be able to live in his own home until just this past spring and he celebrated his 93rd...
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Joyce Firestine

August 3, 2017

Joyce Carol (Carr) Firestine, 88, died Thursday, August 3, 2017 at St. Anne Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Joyce was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary Carr, Sr. Joyce modeled for Wolf and Dessauer's junior shop as a teen. Along with raising her seven children, Joyce loved Elvis, music, and watching movies. Surviving are her children; Linda Boschet, Karen (Ron) Rice both of Fort...
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Charlene Carla Dyman

July 31, 2017

Charlene Carla Dyman, 70, passed away at 11:30 am on Monday, July 31, 2017 in New Haven. Charlene was born on February 25, 1947 in Gary, IN, the daughter of the late Charles C. and Irene M. (Baydowicz) Costo. She was united in marriage to Dr. Daniel J. Dyman on August 26, 1967. She was a retired registered nurse and was a member of Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church in New Haven. Surviving...
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Barbara Jean Carpino Williams

December 9, 1935 - July 29, 2017

Barbara Jean Carpino Williams, 81, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 29, 2017 in Battle Creek. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Barbara worked at Magnavox for 20 years and as a nurse with Parkview Hospital retiring in 2002. She also worked at Macy's and Kohl's, after retirement. She enjoyed jazz music, gardening, cooking and going to the casinos. Barbara was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching...
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Karen Jean Ohneck

July 29, 2017

Karen Jean Ohneck, 72, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Miller's Merry Manor. Karen was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on September 30, 1944 to the late Gerald Ohneck and Joyce Stabler who survives. Karen had a contagious laugh and giggle. She enjoyed listening to music, and being around her family and friends. Surviving are her mother, Joyce Stabler of Fort Wayne; brother, John (Kristy)...
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Donna Elizabeth Maxwell

July 27, 2017

Donna Elizabeth Maxwell , 90, passed away peacefully, Thursday, July 27, 2017 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Manton, MI, Donna worked at Three Rivers Federal Credit Union for several years, retiring in 1985. She was a devoted and longtime member of Messiah Lutheran Church, and belonged to Towns of Harmony Chapter, Sweet Adelines International Inc. for 50 years. Surviving are her children,...
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Loree E. (Stanski) Sutto Clevenger

July 25, 2017

Loree E. (Stanski) Sutto Clevenger, 79 - not 80 yet, she informed you, in case you made that mistake - died July 25, 2017 surrounded by family after a brief decline and a long fought battle with her twin nemesis, arthritis and anxiety. She was preceded in death by her brother, Loren (Barbara) Stanski and parents; Stanley and Wanda (Hooker) Stanski. She grew up in Fort Wayne, IN, graduating from...
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Louis H. Bowman

July 23, 2017

Louis H. Bowman, 97, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017. He was born in Lawrenceville, IL on July 20, 1920, the son of the late Lewis and Edith Bowman. After graduating from Hammond Tech High School in 1938 he worked for the Chicago and Eastern Railroad as a Gandy Dancer, and then International Harvester before he was drafted in to the U.S. Navy in 1943. He served in World War II, stationed...
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George Perry

July 23, 2017

George Perry , 39, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017 at his home in Fort Wayne. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, George enjoyed bike riding, organic gardening, He was sensitive and compassionate to the under served in our community. George was dedicated to his family. Surviving are his mother, Karen Perry of Fort Wayne, IN father, George K (Barbara) Perry, III of...
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Rose (Kovach) Davis

July 22, 2017

Rose (Kovach) Davis, passed away July 22, 2017. She was born on September 11, 1930 in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of the late John and Kate Kovach. She was a beloved Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother. She is survived by three children; Keith "Hank" Davis, of Scottsdale, AZ; Kathy Winter, of Fort Wayne, IN; Charles "Chuck" William Davis III, of Piketon, OH; and one sister, (twin) Barbara...
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Tyon Jerell Woods

July 22, 2017

Tyon Jerell Woods, 19, passed away Saturday July 22, 2017. He was born on February 6, 1998 in Fort Wayne, IN. Tyon attended Northrop High School for 3 years, and graduated from New Haven High School in 2016. He always had a smile on his face, he was jolly, respectful, sensitive, caring, loving, well liked, had a lot of friends, was giving, sweet, and easy to like and get along with. He was very...
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Lana J. Bauch

July 21, 2017

Lana J. Bauch, 63, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017. Surviving are her sister, Roberta (Dan) Hitzeman; brother, David Bauch; and sister, Myrtle Bauch all of Fort Wayne, IN. Lana was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Daisy Bauch; sister, Alice Landis; and brother, Larry Bauch. Service is 3:00 pm, Wednesday July 26, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake...
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LaMarcus Erritt Jenkins

October 11, 2012 - July 20, 2017

LaMarcus Erritt Jenkins, 4, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017. LaMarcus was born on October 11, 2012 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Erritt "Lamar" Jenkins and Preondra Shane McGee. LaMarcus was only four years old, but he was a leader. He enjoyed playing basketball, dancing, riding his bicycle and loved the color red. He was a very compassionate little man and loved his mommy and daddy. Service...
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Charlene (Hauber) Miller

July 20, 2017

Charlene (Hauber) Miller, 92 passed away on July 20, 2017 into the presence of Jesus, from a stroke. She and Richard J. Miller were married for 71 years; he will deeply miss her. Charlene was born on July 26, 1924 in Cresco, Iowa, the only child of Ray and Emma Hauber. "Shar and Dick" lived in his hometown, Fort Wayne, Indiana, where she was a mother, home-maker and worked as bookkeeper for her...
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Julia M. Lemons

July 19, 2017

Julia M. Lemons, 74, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her children, David (Elizabeth) Perkins of San Diego, CA; daughter, Stephanie (Ken) Houchin of Fort Wayne; son, Jason (Stacey) Lemons of New Haven, IN; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers; and 5 sisters. Julia was preceded in death her parents, Homer and Lyda Marshall. Memorials may be made...
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Robert (Bob) Schweppe

July 15, 2017

Robert "Bob" Schweppe, 85, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Bob was the son of the late Carl and Clara Schweppe. He graduated from Elmhurst High School. He served our country in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in the187th Infantry Regiment known as the Rakkasan. Bob retired from the Fort Wayne Fire Department in 1987 after 30 years of service. Following his...
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Darrell L. Jeffrey

July 14, 2017

Darrell L. Jeffrey, 55, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Darrell worked as a audio control tech with Wise-TV NBC 33 for 21 years, and most recently at Fort Wayne Auto Truck Auction. Surviving are his sister, Deloris (David) Carpenter; step-brother, Bob Bolenbaugh; brother, Daniel (Elizabeth) Jeffrey; brother, Robert (Michelle) Jeffrey; sister, Lisa Jeffrey; and...
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Dennis W. Norris

July 13, 2017

Dennis W Norris, 66, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Denny was born in Wolf Lake, Indiana and was self-employed. He served our country and is a United States Army Veteran. He loves spending time with family and adores his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Denny always puts others before himself. He is truly a devoted family man and enjoys the...
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Helene (Noleff) Avery

July 9, 2017

Helene (Noleff) Avery, 93, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017. Born in Johnsonburg, PA, Helene was the daughter of the late Nume and Stonia Noleff. She graduated from Central High School. Helene worked for GE as a quality control inspector for 42.5 years before her retirement. She was a member of St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church along with their women's guild, GE 25th Century Club, Elex...
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Robert (Bob) James Didier

July 8, 2017

Robert "Bob" James Didier, 89, of Columbia City passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on April 2, 1928, the son of the late Arthur and Eleanor (Woenker) Didier. Bob was involved in sports including, basketball, football and track. He went to state and got 1st place in track during his high school career at Central Catholic High School. Bob was involved in Boy Scouts...
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David Moreno

July 2, 2017

David Moreno, 67, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Paulding, OH, David worked both as a Cement Mason for 19 years and as a business agent for 14 years with OPCMIA Local 692. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church. David enjoyed riding motorcycles, he was a brown belt in Sho Ryn Ryu Karate, and most of all enjoyed being with family. Surviving are his wife, Belinda...
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Ian MacKenzie Rolland

July 1, 2017

Ian MacKenzie Rolland, 84, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on June 3, 1933, Ian was the son of the late David and Florence Rolland. Ian graduated from North Side High School in 1951. He earned his bachelors from DePauw University in 1955 and his masters in Actuarial Science from the University of Michigan in 1956. He began his...
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Allen Schmitz

June 29, 2017

Allen L. Schmitz, 81, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Allen was the son of the late Lester Schmitz and Edith Young. Allen graduated from Central High School class of 1954. He was a supervisor draftsman with Tokheim for 37 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of Parents without Partners. Allen enjoyed golfing, antique cars, and being Mr. Fix-It. Allen was a...
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Gabriel Buendia

June 29, 2017

Gabriel Buendia, 22, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, IL, Gabriel worked in sales with Metro PCS. Surviving are his parents, Regino and Rita Buendia of Fort Wayne; his siblings, Adriana Buendia, Oscar Buendia, Alejandro Buendia, and Daniel Buendia all of Fort Wayne; and his niece and nephew, Sofia and Matthew Buendia. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 am, Monday...
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Dennis L. (Stroker) Kolkman

June 25, 2017

Dennis L. "Stroker" Kolkman , 63, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017 at his sister's home in Fort Wayne. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, Dennis worked in the construction trades as a roofer for several years. He was a member of the Navy Club, Ship #245, and Moose, Lodge 1480, both of New Haven, IN. Dennis was a drag race enthusiast, enjoyed riding his motorcycle and...
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Robert F. Rose

June 23, 2017

Robert F. Rose, 94, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Robert worked with Indiana Michigan Power for 43 years, where he began as a meter reader and retired as a manager. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Robert proudly served as a member of the US Army during WWII. He was a member of the Fort Wayne Radio Club, the Parkview Senior Club, and the...
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