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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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Barbara Meyers

June 21, 2017

Barbara Meyers, 87, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 peacefully at home. She was born on August 1, 1929 to the late Eric and Doris Mitchell. Barbara was always a hard working woman; a majority of her working life consisted of being an office manager in typewriter sales. Toward the end of her career was an owner of a typewriter business. Her most important accomplishment was having a family...
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Arthur N. Flotow

June 21, 2017

Arthur N. Flotow, 86, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Philadelphia, PA , Arthur retired as a Master Sargent from the United States Air Force after 31 years of service. He served in both the Army and US Air Force and was a Korean War Veteran. After his retirement he worked as a truck driver for A.B.F. trucking Co. He was a member...
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Margery M. Miller

June 21, 2017

Margery M. Miller, 81, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in Columbia City. Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Donald Miller; her children, Lorraine (Michael) Leach; Cheryl (Rex) Junk; Tony Miller; Karen (Wade) Franke; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and her brother, Marvin Lahr. Margery was preceded in death by her great-grandson, Samuel Leach; parents, Samuel Lahr and...
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Ronald V. Mausser

June 20, 2017

Ronald V. Mausser, 69, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Ronald was the son of the late Rudolph and Florence Mausser. He earned his bachelors degree from the University of Dayton and his masters degree from Purdue University both in Electrical Engineering. Ronald was a electrical and systems engineer with Raytheon for 42 years, retiring in 2011. He was a member of...
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Jeffrey Wayne Masoner

June 18, 2017

Jeffrey Wayne Masoner , 52, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Los Angeles, CA, Jeffrey worked as a Concrete Finisher with Masoner & Sons Masonry Contractors. Jeff loved the outdoors and spending time with his step-children.. Surviving are a daughter,Natalie Taylor, Bluffton, IN; brother, Ken (Suzanne) Masoner of Fort Wayne, seven...
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Anthony Peter Pallone

June 16, 2017

Anthony Peter Pallone, 93, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Anthony graduated from Central Catholic HS in 1942. He was a WWII US Army Veteran. Anthony worked as a Milk Delivery Man with SK Dairy, Meadow Gold, and Pure Seal Dairy with a total of 30 years' service, retiring in 1985. He was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate...
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George C. Dely

January 17, 1930 - June 14, 2017

George C. Dely, 87, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Detroit, MI, George worked as manager with Pizza Hut for 15 years. He proudly served his country with the US Air Force for 20 years. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Surviving are his children Betsy Dely, Daniel Dely, and Julianna Sullivan; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and 3 sisters. ...
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Ronald Baber

June 12, 2017

Ronald Baber, 76, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017 at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Kokomo, IN, Ron owned Creditors Protection Service in Ft Wayne for many years. Ron met the love of his life, his wife of 53 years, while stationed in Germany. They enjoyed traveling the world together and raising their family. They were partners and best friends. He had a keen...
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Quinn Charlotte Sitcler

June 12, 2017

Just one week after coming into the world, Quinn Charlotte Sitcler passed away peacefully in the arms of her parents at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, IN. Although she was tiny, she was a fighter. Her spirit will live on in the hearts of her surviving triplet sisters. Quinn is survived by her parents Michael and Kristen Sitcler, sisters Zoey and Iris Sitcler. Grandparents Roy...
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Sheridan Vinson

June 11, 2017

Sheridan Vinson, 69, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Sheridan worked as a Phlebotomist Supervisor with Quest Diagnostic for 20 years. She loved the ocean and her family was her life. She enjoyed spending time with the ones she loved the most. Surviving are her daughters, Sonia Richmond and Lisa (Neal) Griffin both of Fort Wayne; son...
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Noriko Kimura

January 5, 1963 - June 10, 2017

Noriko Kimura, 54, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Tokyo, Japan, Noriko moved to the United States in 1994. She was a member of the Wildwood Racket Club and was an avid tennis player and enjoyed golf. Noriko taught Japanese studies at IPFW. Surviving are her husband Hiroshi Kimura of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Ryo Kimura of Pittsburgh, PA; Kento Kimura of Fort...
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Jerry Dean Gill

June 10, 2017

Jerry Dean Gill, 77, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Jerry worked as a contract hauler for Fort Wayne Newspapers and a machinist Royal Lace Paper Company from 1959-1982 and also as a Site Sargent with Allen Protective Agency for 3 years, before retiring. He was a member of , Creighton Neighborhood Association. Surviving are his wife...
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Scott Studinski

June 9, 2017

Scott Studinski, 47, passed away on June 9, 2017. He was born on July 28, 1969. Scott attended school at Zion Lutheran, and Concorida, and went on to graduate High School from Marion. Scott enjoyed spending time outdoors, and watersports and was an exceptional swimmer. He also enjoyed taking his daughter to play basketball. Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Tammy Studinski; daughter, Elizabeth...
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John R. Finton

June 7, 2017

John R. Finton, 66, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, John was the son of the late John "Jack" Finton and Joan Finton who survives. He attended Central Catholic High School and graduated from South Side High School. He was a proud Vietnam War Marine veteran. He worked as a welder Diester Machine Shop for many years prior to...
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Gwendolyn Davis

June 6, 2017

Gwendolyn Davis , 63, beloved mother passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Sylvania, GA, Gwendolyn worked as an Assistant Manager with Family Dollar for several years. Surviving are her daughter, Angela (James) Posey of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren Shiniqua, Samuel Davis and Ajia Van Buren, great granddaughter Dymin Lynn La'nyie Johnson, 4 sisters, 5...
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Jonathan Nungester

June 4, 2017

Jonathon Hamdie Nungester passed this life Sunday June 4, 2017. Born in Circleville, OH. Jon loved to work with his hands, and could make anyone smile. His jokes, and positivity touched so many. Jon was a family man. Protector and provider for his mother (Nadia) and sister (Candy). He had a hunger for life, and a fear of nothing. In his last day Jon became a righteous man, and a spokesman for...
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Robert Masbaum

June 4, 2017

Robert J. Masbaum, 91, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 in, Indianapolis. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, and attended St. Jude School and graduated from Central Catholic High School. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue.
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Diana A. Updike

June 3, 2017

Diana A. Updike, 68, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Golden Years Homestead. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Diana was the daughter of the late Charles Arnett and Edith Gardlik who survives. Diana earned two master degrees from the University of St. Francis. She was an Associate Professor at IPFW for 20 years prior to her retirement. Diana enjoyed gardening, reading, and spending time with...
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Lois A. Novachcoff

June 3, 2017

Lois A. Novachcoff, 84, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Decatur, IN, Lois worked with ITT Aerospace Optical Division for 33 years. Surviving are her sons, Michael Novachcoff, Nick Novachcoff, Tony Novachcoff, and Peter Novachcoff all of Fort Wayne. Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Novachcoff; and parents, Gaylord and Beulah Ainsworth. Private family...
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Patsy Fritz

June 2, 2017

Patsy Ann Fritz, 64, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017 in Fort Wayne. She was born in St. Louis, MO. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue.
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Priscilla June Fortmeyer Kreamelmeyer

June 1, 2017

PRISCILLA JUNE FORTMEYER KREAMELMEYER is now with our dear Lord and Savior. Priscilla was born on June 20, 1926, in Fort Wayne; the daughter of the late Paul Carl F. and Thelma A. Racine Fortmeyer, and was the widow of Fred Kreamelmeyer, Jr. who died in 1989. She was the proud mother of two children, Dr. Fred D. (Dr. Kathleen) Kreamelmeyer; and Mrs. Susan J. Kreamelmeyer (Jim) Steele. She...
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Michael Robert Landstoffer

May 31, 2017

Michael Robert Landstoffer, 57, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Mike was a North Side Redskin's graduate of 1978. He enjoyed working on cars. He owned and operated Mike's Repair for over 25 years. Surviving are his daughters; Christine Landstoffer, and Jenna (Blake) Brown; grandchildren, Lily Landstoffer, Landon Brown; parents, Robert and Rita Landstoffer; siblings, Juli (Greg) Didier,...
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William P. Garrett

May 30, 2017

William P. Garrett , 52, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Vicki L. Garrett; daughters Christina Service and Lisa May Garrett, step-daughter, Jennifer L. Garrett; sisters, Linda Ray of IN; Laura Rutherford; Kelly (Mark) Lancaster. William was preceded in death by his parents Jesse and Doris Garrett, and a brother,...
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Cheryl Adams

May 28, 2017

Cheryl Adams, 54, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Cheryl was the daughter of the late Jackie and Ethel Williams. Surviving are her husband, Earl Adams of Fort Wayne; daughters, Nancy (Jamie) Zywicki, Cassandra (Marcus) Croy both of Fort Wayne; step-children, Melissa Wolf of Fort Wayne, Pepper Storer of St. Marys, OH, Jayson (Julee) Brothers, Billiejoe (Kristen)...
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Barbara Hershberger

May 28, 2017

Barbara Hershberger passed away, May 28, 2017 with her children at her side. Barbara is survived by her brother Will Babcock; daughters Cindy Scmidt (Al); Ann Hershberger; Mary Whitehouse; Jean Hershberger (Kristi Harkenrider); and son Joseph Hershberger (Gregg Gelman). She also had numerous grandchildren; Emily (Eric Gage) and Andrew Schmidt, Joan (Casey Boyadjieff) and Lily (Cirrus...
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Ronald E. Metzger

May 28, 2017

Ronald E. Metzger, 86, of New Haven, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Wanda Metzger nee Taylor; son, Randall Metzger; son, Dennis (Cinda) Metzger; son, Jay (Jill) Metzger; daughter, Babette (Rob) Record-Evans; "adopted" daughter, Kate (Tom) Burroughs; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Marilyn Broyles of Terre Haute; sister,...
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Sharon L. Jandron

May 26, 2017

Sharon L. Jandron, 70, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017. Surviving are her children; Carrie Jandron, Cedric Jandron; grandchildren, Frances and Christina Benson; and her honorary grandchildren, Jeremiah Thomas Napier, Anicia Benson, Amanda Hanger, Shanelle Benson. She was preceded in death by her six siblings. Memorial contributions may be made to Allen County SPCA. Sharon was an avid Nascar...
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Antonio Braganza Donesa, M.D.

May 26, 2017

Antonio Braganza Donesa M.D., 81, peacefully passed away on May 26, 2017. He was born in Manila, Philippines on July 27, 1935, the son of the late Judge Alfonso P. and Flora Donesa. Surviving are his loving wife of 54 years, Barbara Q. Donesa; children, Carmen Donesa, and Christopher Donesa. He was preceded in death by his siblings; Dr. Amelia Braganza Donesa, 1st Lt. Alfonso Braganza Donesa Jr....
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Patricia Scheil

May 23, 2017

Patricia Scheil, 67, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughter, Heather Rowden; granddaughters, Oliva (Johnathan Niemeyer) Rowden and Jasmine (Shawn Niemyer) Hatch; grandson, Demarcus Bennett; twin brother, James L (Deborah) Scheil; great-grandchildren, Johnathan Jr, Cameron, and JaNarion; and bestfriend, dog, and companion Snarl. Patricia was preceded in...
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Marinell Fry

May 23, 2017

Marinell Fry , 89, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Celebrating Marinell 7:00 pm, Friday May 26, 2017 at - D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue. Calling at - D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home,Friday, May 26, 2017, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Private burial in Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to the Visiting Nurse and...
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Jerome Paul Voltz

May 22, 2017

Jerome Paul Voltz , 73, passed away May 22, 2017 in Fort Wayne, IN. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Arlynne (Susie) LaFontaine

May 22, 2017

Arlynne "Susie" LaFontaine, 82, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017. Surviving are her sons, Dennis LaFontaine and Bruce (Angie) LaFontaine,10 grandchildren & 5 great grandchildren. Susie was preceded in death by husband, Eugene P. LaFontaine and daughters, Donna Spillers and Suzanne Boyce. Service is 4:00 pm, Thursday, May 25, 2017 at - D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake...
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Casey J. Chowning

May 21, 2017

Casey J. Chowning, 25, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN. Born in Fort Wayne, Casey proudly served as a member of the Army National Guard for United States of America. Surviving are his son, Caleb Bruning of Fort Wayne; mother, Kimberly (Michael) Perry of Fort Wayne; his brothers, Eric (Dana) Chowning of Woodbridge, VA, Jason Bloomfield of Fort Wayne, Chris Bloomfield of...
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Harley L. Kelly

May 21, 2017

Harley L. Kelly , 79, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 at The Cedars in Leo-Cedarville. Surviving are his wife, Doris Kelly of Grabill, IN; sons, Shawn Lawrence (Rachel) Kelly, and Jacob Darwin (Krista) Kelly both of Fort Wayne; step-daughter, Donna Boyko of Hamilton, Ontario; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Harley was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Grace Mae Kelly;...
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Earl R. Harkins

May 21, 2017

Earl R. Harkins, 89, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 at University Park Nursing Center in Fort Wayne. Earl was an inspector at New Haven Wire and Cable Co. retiring in 1986. Surviving are a daughter, Jan (Tom) Dague of Fort Wayne; sons Joe (Sherry) Harkins, Thomas (Trine) Harkins, Greenville, SC. Six grandchildren Chris and Josh Hogle, Nick (Mary) and Alex Harkins, Korbyn (Tawney) and...
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Larry L. Seiler

May 20, 2017

Larry L. Seiler, 79, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his son, Daniel (Shannon) Seiler of Concord, NC; daughter, Shari Seiler of Fort Wayne; grandson, Devin Seiler; brother, Jim (Cathy) Seiler of Omaha, NE; and sister, Sue A. (Ted) Schall of Fort Wayne. Larry was preceded in death by his wife, Jacqueline Seiler; and parents, Irvin and Virginia Seiler. Memorials...
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Naomi L. Boitet

May 20, 2017

Naomi L. Boitet, 92, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017. Naomi was the daughter of the late Ellsworth and Vilena Jones. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Rebekah Lodge #817- L.E.A., Ladies Aux. Patriarchs Militant, all branches of I.O.O.F. Surviving are her son, Ross Boitet of Fort Wayne. Naomi was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne F. Boitet. Memorials may be made to...
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Donna Marie Eiffel

May 18, 2017

Donna Marie Eiffel , 60, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, John Eiffel of Fort Wayne. Funeral Service is 2:00 pm, Thursday, May 25, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with calling one hour prior. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery , Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Hospital for Children.
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Donald L. Chappelear

May 18, 2017

Donald L. Chappelear, 59, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Don worked as a hotel manager and in communications at various locations around Fort Wayne and the state of Indiana. Surviving are his sister, Linda K. (Donald) Chappelear-Yount of Fort Wayne. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Eva Chappelear. Burial is 12:00 pm CST, Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Calumet...
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Carol L. Young

May 16, 2017

Carol Young, 70, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2017. Surviving are her daughters, Robbin (Bryant) Nunnery; April M Young; and Holly Young-Reese; special son and loving care giver, David Young, Jr. and son Austin C Young; 13 granchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; and childhood friend, Valentina Friar. Carol was preceded in death by her bestfriend, Sue Fitts, husband, David Young, Sr.;...
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Beth Firestine

May 16, 2017

Beth Firestine, 92, went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior May 16, 2017. Surviving are her daughters, Amy Firestine and Susan L. Firestine; sons, Tom (Carolyn) Firestine; Dan A. Firestine; Mark A. (Denise) Firestine; and James P. Firestine; brother, Paul (Marie) Allen; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Beth was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, James G....
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Hector Ochoa

May 15, 2017

Hector Ochoa, 60, passed away May 15, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his daughters, Emily (Colton Adams) Ochoa and Jessica (Brandon Briggs) Ochoa; son, Chad (Jeanna) Osborn; grandchildren, Charles, Benjamin, Hadley, Sarah, and Kendall; brothers, Freddy Ochoa, Simon (Maria) Ochoa, Joseph Leo Ochoa, Anthony (Dawn) Ochoa, and Pantaleon Louie Ochoa; sister, Norma Linda ...
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Paul (Sonnie Buck) G. Woods

May 12, 2017

Paul "Sonnie Buck" G. Woods, 75, passed away May 12, 2017 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Wilmore, KY, Paul worked as a truck driver for 25 years. Surviving are his son, Paul S. Woods of Fort Wayne; daughter, Paula Woods of Glenwood, AR; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; sisters, Mae Sexton of North Port, FL, Nancy Monhollen of New Haven, IN, and Barb (Ronald) McDaniels of Fort...
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Jerry D. Barton, Jr., PhD

May 11, 2017

Jerry D. Barton,Jr. PHD, 72, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017 in Ft Wayne, IN, . Surviving are daughters, Amy (Craig) Whonsetler, Brooke (Timothy) Waikel both of Fort Wayne; sister, Karyl Gil of Oklahoma City, OK; mother Kathryn Barton, Independence, KS ; 6 Grandchildren . Jerry was preceded in death by son Todd Barton and father, Jerry Barton. Memorials may be made to Hope for Animals 1333...
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Ida E. Lemmel

May 11, 2017

Ida E. Lemmel, 93, passed away May 11, 2017. Born in St. Paul, MN, to Chris and Ida Belz. She was a U.S Navy Veteran, serving during WWII. Surviving are her son, James A. (Debby) Lemmel; daughter, Sandra J. (Jerry) McKenzie; brothers, Chris Belz; John (Linda) Belz; sister, Hattie Sorensen; sister in law, Millie Belz; Nieces, and nephews, grandson, Matt, (Briskellth) McPeek great- grandsons,...
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Florence Mae (Firecracker Flo) Smith

May 6, 2017

Florence Mae "Firecracker Flo" Smith, 83, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017. Surviving are her grandchildren, Mark Smith, Jason (Bethany) Smith, Keven (Shanan) Smith, Amanda Smith; nine great-grandchildren; brother, George (Barbara) Mason of Fort Wayne; sister, Ruth Rose Cotterman of Fort Wayne; niece, Florence (Ed) Woodward; nephews, Jackie (Sharon) Monk, and Robert (Jill) Swygart. Florence was...
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Pamela Ann Sorrell

May 6, 2017

Pamela Ann Sorrell, 72, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017 at her home in Fort Wayne. She enjoyed quilting, bingo, her flower gardens, and being outside in the sunshine. Pamela was the daughter of the late Ralph and Ellen Foust. Surviving are her husband, David R. Sorrell; children, Kathleen (Russell) Moore; Larry "Gene" (Sonja) Croy; April Croy; step-children, Jonathan (Amy) Sorrell; Cassie...
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Janice F. (Amstutz) Maggert

May 3, 2017

Janice F. (Amstutz) Maggert, 91, passed away into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Born in Leo, Indiana, Janice was the daughter of the late Merl and Laura Amstutz. She was a devoted wife, and mother to her family. She was a longtime member of Robinson Chapel United Methodist Church, and was part of her ladies card club for over 60 years. Surviving are her children, David Maggert...
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John M. Sunderland

May 3, 2017

John M. Sunderland, 74, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Life Care Center of Fort Wayne in Fort Wayne. Born in Bryan, OH, John worked as a janitor with Busak and Shamban Seals Divisions for 30 years, He was a member of Third Street Church of God, Surviving are his cousins and friends. John was preceded in death by his parents Raymond H. and Mabel I Sunderland. Memorials may be made to the...
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Edward H. Toney

April 30, 2017

Edward H. Toney, 86, passed away April 30, 2017. Surviving are daughters, Rebecca Murphy; Theresa Garr and Tami Eliason; and Terrie Esterline ; sons, Gary Grider; and Kevin Grider; sisters, Kathryn Rains and Martha Liford; Truletta (Billy) Jones; and Elsie Bennett; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild. Edward was preceded in death by father, Tilman...
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Michael (Mike) Andrew Frank

April 30, 2017

Michael "Mike" Andrew Frank, 62, passed away at his Fort Wayne home on April 30, 2017. Born on December 2, 1954 in Fort Wayne, IN., Mike grew up in the most loving of homes to parents Andrew and Mary Frank. He worked as the CFO at Rothberg Logan & Warsco.. He was a loving husband and father, and a dedicated member of St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church. Mike loved nothing more than spending time...
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Richard D. (Dick) Kirk

April 30, 2017

Richard D. (Dick) Kirk, 89, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, IN, with his family at his side. Born January 19, 1928 in Indianapolis, Dick was the son of John and Margaret (Sullivan) Kirk. He graduated from Cathedral High School in Indianapolis and the University of Notre Dame School of Engineering. He retired from General Electric in 1988 after...
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Heavenly Diaz

April 27, 2017

Infant, Heavenly Diaz , was stillborn, April 27, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her mother, Jasmin Diaz and 2 sisters. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Brad Young

April 26, 2017

Bradley Scott Young, 38, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. He was born August 29, 1978 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He attended North Side High School. He enjoyed Detroit Red Wings hockey, Chicago Cubs baseball and online gaming. He worked at the Corner Pocket Pub. Brad is survived by his mother Rebecca (Sean) Bailer, sister Melissa Mulvane and uncles Tom (Penny) Young, Tim (Jettie) Young...
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William S. Wiser

April 25, 2017

William S. Wiser , 64, passed away April 25, 2017 at . Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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David (Chief) H. Williams

April 25, 2017

David "Chief" H. Williams, 55, passed away April 25, 2017 in Fort Wayne. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Army. David was proud of his Native American heritage. Surviving are his biological mother, Lylith Lanigan; daughters, Tia Cook-Robinson and Whisper Cook; 7 grandchildren; siblings, Victoria Herrera, Robert Nose, Terry Capshaw, William Lanigan, Juanita Black, Anita...
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Phyllis A. Tracey

April 25, 2017

Phyllis A. Tracey, 80, passed away April 25, 2017. Surviving are sons, Kim Allen (Teresa) Tracey; Timothy P. (Violet) Tracey; daughter, Lori Anne (Kirk) Cerny; 10 grandchildren, Robert, Morgan, Courtney, Parker Chad Tracey, Austin (Jenny) Tracey, Allyson (Chad) Fortman Jaclyn (Ian) Wuest; Ryan and Shawn Cerny; sisters, Marie Heath; Martha J. (Ron) Blaine. She was preceded in death by her...
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Lester T. Sorgen

April 25, 2017

Lester T. Sorgen, 60, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital. Born January 12, 1957 in Fort Wayne. Les graduated from Elmhurst HS and previously worked as a welder for Teco before becoming a Firefighter for the city of Fort Wayne for 24 years. He was a member of St Joseph Hessen Cassel Catholic Church , IAFF Local 124, American Legion Post # 241 and former member of the Red...
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Jonathan Alexander Francis

April 25, 2017

Jonathan Alexander Francis, 34, passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. He was born in Indianapolis, IN on August 10, 1982. He graduated from Leo High School in 2001. Alex was social, and loved life. He enjoyed the simple things, like taking his children to the park, and spending time with his family and friends. He was a loving devoted father to his three children, and will be missed by all that...
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Martha J. Avis

April 25, 2017

Martha J. Avis, 81, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her children, Richard (Carolyn) Hockenberry, Jr.; Brenda Gahl; William (Tina) Hockenberry; David (Laura) Hockenberry; Martha (Melvin) DeFord; Betty (Terry) Davis; 30 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and 11 siblings. Martha was preceded in death by her parents, Robert...
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Neil (Skip) Green

April 25, 2017

Neil "Skip" Green, 89, was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Wakarusa, IN, Neil started work at Levin and Sons in 1945, and later retired from OmniSource in December 2008. He was a gold member of Fort Wayne Turners Club. Surviving are his daughters, Cindy (Sam) Leto, Linda Boyd, Georgianna (Weldon) Adkins, Sandra Wright-Biller, Paulette (Gene)...
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Joyce Ann Porter

April 24, 2017

Joyce Ann Porter, 57, died peacefully in her Fort Wayne home on Monday, April 24th. She was born in Kansas City, MO, on October 2nd, 1959. She leaves behind her loving husband of 27 years, Keith Porter; two sons, Landon and Jason; mother, Mary Greer; sister, Nina Hickok (Paul); two brothers, Mel Cooper (Mandy) and Ken Cooper (Pattie); step mother, Beth Cooper; many nieces, nephews, and close...
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Gene R. McDonald

April 19, 2017

Gene R. McDonald , 61, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN and graduated from Homestead HS. Surviving are his father, Clarence E McDonald of Houghton, MI brothers, Mark (Susan) McDonald, Scott Lee McDonald, Rick Allen (Virginia) McDonald, James Wade McDonald, all of Fort Wayne, IN; 5 nieces and nephews . Gene was preceded in death by...
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Beatrice D. Barrera

April 19, 2017

Beatrice D. Barrera, 86, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her sons, James (Brianna) Barrera and Ricardo Barrera; daughters, Juanita (Rex) Plasterer; Victoria Barrera -Byer; Nikki (Jorge) Toledo; Linda (Gerry) Dean; LeeAndra (Richard) Camos; Jamie Barrera-Cour; Sheila (Eric) Myers; 30 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; ...
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Margeret I. Harris

April 18, 2017

Margeret I. Harris, 94, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Born in Huntington, Indiana she was the daughter of the late Esta and Leafy Horrell. She worked with Magnavox for 19 years prior to her retirement in 1987. Surviving are her daughter, Sandra (Roger) Hamilton of Fort Wayne along with several nieces and nephews. Margeret was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Harris, and her...
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Duke Alan Bertsch

April 17, 2017

Infant, Duke Alan Bertsch, was stillborn, April 17, 2017 at Dupont Hospital Fort Wayne. He is survived by his mother, Michelle Bertsch and father, Andrew Bertsch. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Judith A. Fetzer

April 17, 2017

Judith A Fetzer, 70, passed away April 17, 2017. Surviving are her loving spouse of 50 years, Steven Fetzer; daughters Catherine Fetzer and Julia (Michael) Csuhta; son, Steven Fetzer Jr.; siblings, Mary E. Widmer; George T Widmer; Dolores (Mark) Bickel; Richard J (Rebecca) Widmer; and Martha Widmer; grandchildren, Christopher, Darryin, Zane, and Kaden . Judith was preceded in death by...
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Dorothy I. Murphy

April 16, 2017

Dorothy I. Murphy, 92, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017. Surviving are her nephews, Jerry D. Brickley of Fort Wayne, IN and David Brickley of Glendale, AZ. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Carl W. and Elva D Murphy, sisters, Evelyn Brickley, Marjorie Murphy and Virginia Barton. Dorothy graduated from Chester HS in 1942 and also from International Business College, of Fort Wayne....
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Kenneth (Kenny) R. Neumeister

April 15, 2017

Kenneth "Kenny" R. Neumeister, 66, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Indianapolis, IN, Kenny was the owner of Liberty Construction for 25 years, more recently he was the owner of Freedom Consulting and the Executive Director of the Allen County Regional Water and Sewer District. He was a member of The Chapel where he loved to serve as an usher. Kenny was also a past...
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Sharon A. (Cricket) Tonak

April 12, 2017

Sharon A. "Cricket" Tonak, 67, passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. She was born on June 4, 1949 to the late Calvin and Lois Tonak. Cricket was employed at Magnavox for 28 years and BAE Systems for 15 years. She loved spending her weekends watching sports, including the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins, the Cubs, and NASCAR, specifically Kyle Petty. In her spare time she enjoyed bowling...
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Carolyn Sue Kreischer

April 11, 2017

Carolyn Sue Kreischer, 77, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Carolyn loved children and poured her self into loving her nieces and nephews and other children in the neighborhood. Surviving are her nieces, Linda Baldridge; Denise Stetler; and Lorna (David) Bluestein; nephew, Doug Stetler; and several great-nieces and great-nephews . Carolyn was preceded in death by sisters, Ruth Stetler,...
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Jerry Jerome Barbre

April 10, 2017

Jerry Jerome Barbre, 28, was called Home, Monday April 10th, 2017. Born in San Antonio, Texas, Jerry worked bridge construction for Primco in Fort Wayne, IN. He was a family man, who kept everyone laughing and smiling. Surviving are his children Jaidyn, Julian, Carter, and Camille (Loni); Mother, Laurie; Sisters, Megan (Jermaine), Nicole, and Alexis; 4 nieces, 3 nephews and an abundance of...
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Sharon M. Minnick) Brown

April 9, 2017

Sharon M. (Minnick) Brown, 78, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017. She was born September 1, 1938 in Fort Wayne, IN, the daughter of the late Arnold and Olivia Minnick. Sharon worked as a Nurse for 40 plus years and was also a member of the Nurses Association. She is survived by many cousins. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Brown. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph...
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Bridget M. Puckett

April 8, 2017

Bridget M Puckett , 32, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at her home in Fort Wayne, IN. Surviving are her parents Dan A. and Rita J. Puckett; brother, Ryan (Beth) Puckett; two nieces Madison and Peyton, grandmother, Lavon Squier; several aunt and uncles. Bridget was preceded in death by grandparents, Johnnie and Gracie Puckett, and Walter Savieo. Memorials may be made to NAMI, Ft. Wayne,...
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Barbara Engelhaupt

April 8, 2017

Barbara A. Engelhaupt, 88, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Barbara was the daughter of the late George Jackson and Agnes Lee. She graduated from Central Catholic High School class of 1947. Barbara was a volunteer secretary at St. Joseph Catholic School for eight years. She also worked for the Fort Wayne South Bend Diocese for...
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Dorothy Putt Scott

April 7, 2017

Dorothy Putt Scott, 95, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017. Dorothy was the daughter of Chancy and Hasel Putt. Surviving are her children, William T. Scott; Kerry D. Scott; daughter, Pricilla A. Miller; Patricia D. Solano; Jacqueline L. Brewer; 15 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren 2 great-great grandchildren, and brother, Wayne L. Putt; and sister, Louise L. McComb. Dorothy was...
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David Stephans

April 7, 2017

David P. Stephans, 88, a life-long resident of Fort Wayne passed away Friday, April 7, 2017, at St. Anne Home and Retirement Communities, Fort Wayne. Born on March 17, 1929, he was the son of Anastas (Stephanoff) Stephans and Cleo (Smith) Stephans. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue.
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Gavina P. Salud

April 4, 2017

Gavina P. Salud, 94, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Gavina was the daughter of the late Angel and Donata Pagela. Gavina was a loving wife, mom, and grandma to her family. Surviving are her daughter, Conchita (Gerald) Brady of Kendallville, son, Roger Salud of Wesley Chapel, FL; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Gavina was preceded in death by her husband Juan Salud, and...
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Samuel H. Newnam, Jr.

April 3, 2017

Samuel H. Newnam Jr, 91, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017. Surviving are his loving wife of 67 years, Kathleen Newnam; children, David Newnam, Carolyn (Joseph) Stemen, Sue Ann Newnam; grandchildren, Aimee (Carlie) Tuttle; and Taylor Newnam; great-grandsons, Samuel and Daniel Tuttle and a brother, John (Regina) Newnam of Hong Kong. Samuel was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel H. Sr....
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Doris M. Mills

April 1, 2017

Doris M. Mills, age 99, of Wallace, NC and formerly of Fort Wayne, IN left this earthly life for her eternal rest on Saturday, April 1, 2017. She was born June 17, 1917 in Cairo, OH and was the daughter of the late John D. and Norma Miller Jones. Surviving are her children, Douglas S. Mills (Elisa); Cheryl L. Faulkner; and Candace M. Knowles (Harvey); four grandchildren; three great...
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William D. (Bill) Treace

April 1, 2017

William D Treace "Bill", 46, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017. Surviving are his, father, Edgar (Vonda) Treace; mother, Jo (Mike) Buffalino; sisters, Connie (Mike) Lubbehusen; and Erin (Andrew) Waggoner; brother, Christopher (Special friend Carol Maymon) Treace; step-brothers, Andrew (Kate) Buffalino; and Blain (Dianna) Jackson; step-sisters, Anna (Jason) Fowler; Misti (Scott)...
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Norma Jean Geels

April 1, 2017

Norma Jean Geels, 84, passed away peacefully at her home on April 1, 2017. Norma was married 18 years to the love of her life, square dance caller, Carl Geels who preceded her in death in 2004. Surviving are her daughter, Sandra Minich Brockman (Morings Flowers and Gifts), and Sharon McKnight (Corner Garage Sale); 2 grandchildren, Daniel (Jordan) Brockman, and Loren McKnight; 9 step-children;...
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Timothy J. Stoddard

March 31, 2017

Timothy J. Stoddard, 64, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Traverse City, MI, Timothy enjoyed working as a volunteer with Carriage House. He was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church. Surviving are his brothers, William (Shannon) Stoddard and Scott (Darlene) Stoddard both of Fort Wayne. Timothy was preceded in death by his parents, George Stoddard and Phyllis...
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Joseph (Bill) William Hammen

March 31, 2017

Joseph "Bill" William Hammen, 89, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017. He was born on December 17, 1927 in Dayton, OH, the son of the late Joseph and Alma Hammen. Bill was active in the Boys Scouts and advanced to an Eagle Scout. During High School he boxed in the Fort Wayne Golden Gloves until 1945. After graduating Central Catholic High School, Bill served in the US Navy Reserve on the USN TADC...
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Marilee (Midge) Bickel

March 31, 2017

Marilee "Midge" Bickel , 81, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017. Surviving are her husband of 46 years, Kyle K. Bickel of Fort Wayne, IN, children Dean A. Bickel , Doug S. Bickel, Cindy R. Bickel all of Fort Wayne, IN and several grandchildren . Marilee was preceded in death by parents, Charles and Vera Coles, sons, Chris K. Bickel and Greg K. Bickel. Private services at a later date. ...
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Betty V. Prevatil

March 28, 2017

Betty V. Prevatil, 76, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her 8 siblings, Wanda (Marlin) Medaugh; Carl Wayne (Enona) Brewington; Edna (John) Lobsiger; Jean Brewington; Connie Brewington; Lynn (Larry) Gunkel; Bonnie Irving; and Sonya Saraya. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Prevatil; parents, Dennis and Alene Brewington. Private family...
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Erlene J. Covault

March 28, 2017

Erlene J. Covault, 82, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Surviving are her Spouse, Earl J. Covault, Jr. of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Kathryn (Scott) Foltz of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Amanda and Joseph Foltz; great-granddaughter, Chloe Foltz. Erlene was preceded in death by father, Joseph H. Jensen, mother, Edna M. Jensen. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Erlene worked as a Court Reporter with...
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Jonathan H. Nusbaum

March 28, 2017

Jonathan H Nusbaum , 46, passed away March 28, 2017. Jonathan worked as an Attorney with Beers, Mallers, Backs & Salin for 12 years. Surviving are his Spouse, Kelly Crick Nusbaum; father, Jonathan W (Judy) Nusbaum; mother, Lana M Nusbaum; son, Oliver Nusbaum; daughters, Abigail Nusbaum, Mallory Nusbaum, and Allison Nusbaum; sisters, Emily Nusbaum; and Laura (Rob) Nusbaum; step-sister,...
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Jenna Elyce Leakey

March 27, 2017

Jenna Elyce Leakey, 18, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Jenna was a loving free spirited individual. She had an avid love of any animal. Surviving are her mother, Robin Bragg of Bellville, Ohio, father, Thomas Leakey, FT Wayne, maternal grandmother, Patricia Biancaniello-Ft Wayne and sister, Kennedy Leakey of Fort Wayne. She was engaged to the love her life, fiancée,...
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Patricia A. Mischo

March 27, 2017

Patricia A. Mischo, 83, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017. Patricia was born in Akron, Ohio and worked for North American Van Lines, retiring in 1990. Surviving are daughters, Marianne Mischo; and Pamela Mischo; son Scott Mischo; Brother, Walter Gresham; three grandchildren Joshua Shelton, Joseph Mischo, Michael Mischo, and Two great-grandchildren. Patricia was preceded in death by her...
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Samuel A. Till, Sr.

March 26, 2017

Samuel A. Till Sr., 89, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born April 28,1927 in Fort Wayne, IN, to Ora and Irene (Hinsey) Till. Samuel worked as a new car sales manager with Collins Oldsmobile for over 30 years. He started in the parts dept. and worked his way up. He had little formal schooling but had great "street smarts". He was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church and...
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Margelane Ayers-Kennedy

March 26, 2017

Margelane Ayers-Kennedy, 92, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017. She was born on July 17, 1924 in Boynton, OK, the daughter of the late Ernest and Nell Butcher. She is survived by her children; Carolyn Sickmiller; 5 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Orval Carl Ayers; second husband, Kelsey Thomas Kennedy;...
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David J. Buckmaster

March 24, 2017

David J. Buckmaster, 60, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017. David was the son of Kenneth E. Buckmaster and the late Carolyn Buckmaster. He was a loving son, brother and uncle and dedicated his time to care for his father. Surviving are his father, Kenneth E. Buckmaster; siblings, Cheryl (Gary) Trout; Susan (Robert) Bowman; Thomas E. (Jenneane) Buckmaster; Mary (Mark) McCoy; Judith (Thomas...
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Teri Wiehe

March 24, 2017

Teri E. (Butler) Wiehe, 72, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017 at Coventry Meadows LLC in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Teri was the daughter of the late Fred and Virginia Butler. She worked for Lincoln National Bank, Dana Mixed Bowling League, and D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home during her working career. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake...
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Jack Douglass Spindler

March 23, 2017

Jack Douglass Spindler, 84, passed March 23, 2017. Born in Harlan, IN, he was the son of the late Douglass K. and Vivian (Roller) Spindler. Jack loved learning; he graduated valedictorian from Harlan High School in 1951, completed his BA at Indiana University in Bloomington, and went on to earn a Master's Degree in Education & Administration. As a result of conscription in the late 1950's, Jack...
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Mary A. Greve

March 22, 2017

Mary A. Greve, 96, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Canal Fulton, OH, Mary has been a resident of Fort Wayne since 1929. She worked as a cashier with K Mart at Northcrest in Fort Wayne and retired in 1971. She was a member St. Andrews Catholic Church. Surviving are her son, Aaron E. (Jeri) Greve of Farmersburg, IN; son,...
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Richard (Dick) W. Shull

March 21, 2017

Richard "Dick" W. Shull, 79, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana Dick was the son of the late Arthur and Martha Shull Sr. Dick served our Fort Wayne Community while on the Allen County Sheriffs Department for five years prior to him becoming a Fort Wayne Police Officer for 28 and a half years before retiring in 1993. During his...
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Charles W. Ingram

March 19, 2017

Charles W. Ingram, 88, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. Charles is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carol Ingram; children, Vernon W. (Pam) Ingram, Karen L. Burnside, Steven R. (Patti) Ingram, and Brenda S. (Randy) Mershon; 3 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren; siblings, Fredrick (Helen) Ingram, Larry (Peggy) G. Ingram, and Carlos (Darlene) O. Ingram. He was preceded in death by his...
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