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Ronald L. Enfield

August 16, 2018

Ronald L. Enfield, 68 of Hamilton, IN passed away August 16, 2018. He was born to the late Herman and Vera F. (Jack) Enfield on October 13, 1949 in Elkhart, IN. He was joined in marriage to Jo D. Ulery on August 21, 1971 in Elkhart, IN. Ronald worked for Kroger's in the Elkhart and South Bend, IN area for over 30 Years retiring as a Manager in 1996. He enjoyed playing golf and traveling,...
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David W. Mauritzen

August 15, 2018

David W. Mauritzen 81 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away August 15, 2018. He was born on April 17, 1936 in Peoria, Illinois to the late Melvin and Ruth Mauritzen. David was an Associate Professor Emeritus at IPFW after retiring from there in 2009 after 31 years. He played the trumpet in the Fort Wayne Community Orchestra, was a member of AOPA and was a Licensed Amateur Radio Operator. David is...
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Richard (Dick) C. Michael

August 15, 2018

Richard "Dick" C. Michael, 81, stepped in to Heaven on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Born on February 28, 1937, Dick was the son of the late Gerald Michael and Violet Murray Michael. Dick loved basketball and was a member of the Central Catholic High School basketball team, earning a basketball scholarship to the University of Dayton, where he played for one year. He later attended Marian College...
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Terrence (Terry) Mommer

August 14, 2018

Terrence "Terry" Mommer, 61, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, He was a graduate of Bishop Dwenger High School. Surviving are his brother, Larry Mommer of Fort Wayne, IN,brother, Mark Mommer, Fort Wayne, sister, Iris Mommer of Waterloo, IN. Terrence was preceded in death by parents, Sumner and Celeste Mommer, brother Jerry Mommer. Mass of Christian Burial is ...
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Josephine M. Kesterke

August 10, 2018

Josephine M. Kesterke, 89, passed away Friday, August 10, 2018 at her home in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Creston, IA, to the late James and Thelma McCann. Josephine moved to Fort Wayne in 1959 and worked as a District Manager with Fort Wayne Newspaper for over 20 years. She was compassionate, kind, generous and a most forgiving person. Josephine was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and...
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Mary Jane Knapp

August 9, 2018

Mary Jane Knapp, 86, passed away August 9,2018. Born in Redfield, SD to Herman and Mary Kleer. She graduated from the University of Michigan as a Registered Nurse and worked in the surrounding communities. Mary Jane was heavily involved as a member of the Trinity Church of the Nazarene. She was a loving, caring and nurturing wife and mother who dedicated her life to her family and her church....
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Betty M. Selzer

August 5, 2018

Betty M. Selzer, 92, passed away August 5, 2018. She was born February 10, 1926 in Fort Wayne, IN, the daughter of the late Francis Reed and James Wert. Betty retired after 30 years of service with GTE. Surviving are her children; Cela (Ray) Guiff, and Ronald (Brenda) Selzer; 4 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; and 4 nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be...
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Betty M. Selzer

August 5, 2018

Betty M. Selzer, 92, of Ft. Wayne, passed away August 5, 2018. Funeral services to be held at a later date.
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John Paul Rader

August 4, 2018

John Paul Rader, passed away peacefully at home on August 4, 2018. He was born in Dekalb, Illinois on December 15, 1956, son of the late William Rader and Henrietta Storer. John attended Lakeland High School. John kept himself busy, mainly driving truck in his working days. John enjoyed fishing, and spending time with his beloved dogs. He was known as an animal lover and a great joke teller....
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Carma D. Williams Coil

August 2, 2018

Carma D. Williams Coil, 90, passed away on August 2, 2018. She was born in Smith Creek, KY on March 15, 1928, the daughter of the late Ernest Alward and Gertie Mae Williams. Carma was a member of First Wayne Street United Methodist Church. She was happy working with her hands to make home a beautiful place for her family. Those who knew her were touched by her vitality, friendly openness and...
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Victoria L. McMillen

August 2, 2018

Victoria L. McMillen , 48, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2018. She is survived by her father, Jimmy McMillen of Beaufort, SC, sisters, Karen (Michael) Didion of Huntington, WV, Melinda (Brian) Allfrey of Wexford, PA, Laurie (Kevin) Coggins of Kathleen, GA, brother, James (Mary) McMillen of FL, former spouse, Don Combess of Fort Wayne, IN, and sister at heart, Jennifer Lafferty of Auburn, IN,...
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Nicole E. Smith

August 1, 2018

Nicole E Smith, 28, passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at her home in Fort Wayne. She was a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, Nicole graduated from Elmhurst High School in 2008. She was a Loan Advisor with Ace Cash Express for 3 years, Nicole loved to spend time outdoors, hiking at Fox Island and being with her family and friends. Surviving are her father, Carlis "Pete" Smith, Jr. of...
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Dorothy E. Foltz

July 29, 2018

Dorothy E. Foltz, 100, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne. She was born in Lima, OH, to the late Ezra A and Dessie McKinley. Dorothy worked in the office at Bowmar Industries for 26.5 years, and also SW Allen County Schools. She was a member of, TeteSheri #60 and the Mizpah Shrine Horse Patrol. Surviving are her grandchildren, Scott (Kathy) Foltz of Fort...
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Anthony Richard Rossi IV

July 28, 2018

Anthony Richard Rossi IV born on July 28, 2018 and passed away a mere 2 hours and 44 minutes later. He is survived by his loving parents, Paige N. (Meriwether) & Anthony Richard Rossi III, his brothers, James Pickering, Preston Grush, sisters, Audriana Rossi, grandparents, Ernie Meriweather, Gail Jackson, Anthony & Shari Rossi, Jr., Christina Whiteley, great grandparents, Charlotte & Anthony...
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Jerry G. Forney

July 27, 2018

Jerry G. Forney, 71 of Northome, MN and formerly of Ft. Wayne, IN passed away unexpectedly on July 27, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on May 27, 1947 to Robert and Billye M. (Phillips) Forney. Jerry worked in Ft. Wayne as a Finance Manager for several automobile dealers. He proudly served his country in the U S Marine Corp. during the Viet Nam War. No matter who Jerry was around, be it...
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Larry Sizemore

July 27, 2018

Larry Sizemore, 83, passed away Friday, July 27, 2018 at Chapman Place in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Herrin, IL, to the late Neumion and Elsie Sizemore. Lawrence was an accountant and was the Secretary Treasurer with Wayne-Vaughn for 30 years. He enjoyed cooking, entertaining at home, spending time on the front porch and eating at Don Halls Restaurant Original Drive Inn. Lawrence is survived...
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Sandra G. Lambertson

July 24, 2018

Sandra G Lambertson , 60, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at her home in Fort Wayne. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, Sandra graduated from North Side High School in 1976 and was a lifetime alumni. She was an Administrative Assistant with Park Center for 25 years, Sandra was a member of The Journey Free Methodist Church of Fort Wayne, She was an avid reader and...
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Betty J. Failor

July 23, 2018

Betty J. Failor, 97, passed away July 23, 2018. She was the daughter of Ruth C. and Claude B. Jefferies. She was a resident of Heritage Park Nursing Home for the last 2 ½ years. Betty was a graduate from North Side High School, worked at GE and later, she and her husband owned Coliseum Service Center. Betty kept the books, and did the payroll. She was active in boating, water skiing, ballroom...
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Mary Lou Mefferd

July 21, 2018

Mary Lou Mefferd, 82, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Marion, OH, to the late Dale and Mildred Vanderhoff. Mary was a salesperson with The Advertising Company of Fort Wayne for several years, Surviving are her daughter, Michelle (Robert) Wendell of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Skylar Wendell, Lila Wendell; brother, Bob Vanderhoff,...
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Betty L. Foltz

July 21, 2018

Betty L Foltz, went to be with her Lord and savior Jesus on July 21, 2018. She was born in Jamestown, NY, to the late Robert and Velma Parsley. Betty worked at Allied Mills, Union Central, Parkview Hospital admitting and Haley Elementary School for 20 years. Betty and her husband Chuck, foster cared for 20 infants, and both were First Aid certified. She loved animals, murder mysteries and...
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Darlene S. Pelz

July 19, 2018

Darlene S. Pelz , 85, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018 at The Cedars in Leo-Cedarville. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, Darlene graduated from North Side HS in 1951 and earned her nursing degree from IPFW 1962. She was a Registered Nurse Practitioner with Dr. Donald S. Ladig for 27 years, and a private duty nurse for 15 years, retiring in 1998. She was a member of, Easter...
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Maxine R. Sorg

July 16, 2018

Maxine R. Sorg died peacefully on July 16, 2018 at Brookdale Senior Living in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born on November 6, 1922 to the late Wilma and Albert Sorg. She graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1940 as salutatorian, and worked most of her life at Phillipp's Church Supplies, first at its location on Broadway and later, on Washington Center Road. She enjoyed every day of her long...
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Erma M. Goyer

July 15, 2018

Erma M. Goyer, 95, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Erma worked as a teacher with Fort Wayne Community Schools, retiring in 1952. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. Erma was an avid Indiana University sports fan but above all, taking care of her home and family was her passion. She was very family oriented. Surviving are...
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Rebecca Ann Paulsen

July 14, 2018

Rebecca Ann Paulsen,69, mother, wife, Granny, friend, left us with heavy hearts, on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in Fort Wayne. She was born August 2, 1948, in Louisville, Kentucky and happily raised by the late Elmer and Doris Lankenau, with brothers Larry and Timothy. Her passion in life was being Granny, the beach, her gardens, music, parties, her animals and her family. She was a member and...
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Andrew J. Fedock

July 14, 2018

Andrew J. Fedock Sr., 80, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018 at his home in Fort Wayne. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, to the late Joseph and Francis Fedock. Andrew graduated from Charles Evan Hughes HS Brooklyn NY 1955. He was a US Army Veteran during the Korean War. Andrew worked as a Custodian with South West Allen County Schools for 18 years, retiring in 2002. He was a member of St....
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Eric Joseph Frye

July 11, 2018

Eric Joseph Frye, 63, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Eric was a graduate of Northside High School. He then attended Fort Wayne Regional Vocational Center. He enjoyed rummaging. He had a fun sense of humor and liked corny movies. Surviving are his half-sisters, Dianna Newport of Warsaw, IN and Shelly Hayes of Fort Wayne;...
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Edleen Elizabeth Gunn Marczak

July 10, 2018

Edleen Elizabeth Gunn Marczak Died July 10, 2018 in Fort Wayne, IN. Daughter of Bernard and Catherine Ware Gunn born Jan. 29,1924 in Starkville, MS. She lived most of her life in Gilbert, LA where she was a teacher, counselor and life time member of the First Baptist Church. She graduated from Louisiana State Normal College with an A.B. degree in music and from Louisiana State University with...
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Harry F. Byers

July 9, 2018

Harry F. Byers, 64, passed away July 9, 2018. He was born in Huntington, Mass on July 21, 1953, the son of the late Robert and Lucille Avery. Harry served in the Army and was a member of The Gloria Di Lutheran Church. He worked at Essex for some time where he met his wife Sue who he spent 24 wonderful years of marriage with. Harry and Sue had the pleasure of driving truck together for several...
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Georjean Marie Benecke

July 7, 2018

Georjean Marie Benecke , 88, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018 at her residence. Mrs. Benecke was born on November 7, 1929 in Fort Wayne, IN to George and Marie (Schieferstein) Roos. She graduated from Central High School. On July 31, 1948, she married Arnold Benecke in Fort Wayne. Georjean worked as an accountant for Zolner Piston and Lincoln Life. She also was a manager at Memory Lane and...
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Amanda Martha (Marty) Koerner

July 4, 2018

Amanda Martha "Marty" Koerner, 94, passed away on July 4th, 2018. She was born in Dandenong, Victoria, Australia. Marty was the second of 7 children born to Beatrice (Taylor) and Thomas Platt. She met an American servicemen, Ernest Koerner, while he was stationed in Australia and followed him to America to be wed on May 11th, 1947 in New Jersey. The family moved to Fort Wayne around 1952. Marty...
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Debra K. Bashara

July 2, 2018

Debra K. Bashara, age 61, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Bashara was born on June 9, 1957, in Fort Wayne, to the late Lowell Hundley and Patricia (Mills) Sites. Debra was hard working and loved to work. She worked as a plant manager for Sunshine Dry Cleaning in Fort Wayne. Debra loved to shop and enjoyed garage sales. ...
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Jacee R. (Neff) Dauscher

July 1, 2018

Jacee R. (Neff) Dauscher passed away July 1, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ at age 43. She was a graduate Homestead High School. She also obtained a Bachelor's in Nursing from IPFW. Surviving are her husband, Robert Dauscher; children, Hannah Sharif, Anthony Dauscher, Andrew Dauscher, Rachel Daucher; father, Donald Neff; siblings, Amree Wilcox, Bracken Neff, and Cada White. She was preceded in death by her...
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Doris R. Watson

July 1, 2018

Doris R. Watson, 92 of Fort Wayne Indiana passed away July 1, 2018. She was born on October 16, 1926 to the late Eugene and Orpha (Murray) Voirol in Fort Wayne, IN. She was an Assistant Office Administrator for Peter Eckrich & Sons. Doris was a former member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. She is survived by her nephew, John Watson III of Port Orange, Florida, and a sister...
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Charles (Chuck) R. Meckley

July 1, 2018

Charles "Chuck" R. Meckley, 52, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Chuck worked as an automotive service technician with Hire's Auto Parts for 31 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 296, where he was a SAL Sergeant at Arms. Chuck was the best dad and husband in the world. He could fix anything and was a master on the grill. He was very proud to be...
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Winifred Arlene Stantz

June 26, 2018

Winifred Arlene Stantz , 75, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Born in Dayton, OH, Winifred worked as a healthcare provider. Surviving are her children; Sue Ann (Michael) Woodward. Arthur (Di) Schmidt, Larry (Catherine) Schmidt, Geneva (Matthew) Baker, Roy (Lana) Stantz Jr., Sandra (Kevin) Dlabay , Teresa (Jr.) Joseph, Dwayne (Dawn) Stantz, Ronald (Katrina) Stantz, siblings; Deb (Brad) Morris...
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Arlene A. (Neuman) Chronister

June 26, 2018

Arlene A. (Neuman) Chronister, 84, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. She was born in Geneva, OH, to the late Karl and Elsie A Neuman. She graduated from Hoagland High School in 1952. Arlene was as a Secretary with ITT for 32 years, retiring in 1999. She was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church, Arlene was an avid IU basketball fan and enjoyed traveling and...
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Patrick Burns

June 25, 2018

Patrick Burns, 41, passed away Monday, June 25, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Patrick graduated from North Side High School. He proudly served several years in the U.S. Army where he received many medals and commendations including a Purple Heart. Patrick was an avid outdoorsman where he loved to hike and fish. He enjoyed animals, especially his dog, Star. His family said he never met a stranger...
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Bernadine Ramsey

June 24, 2018

Bernadine Ramsey, 64, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018 in Indianapolis. Born in St. Louis, MO, Bernadine worked as a contractor with Boeing for 30 years and retired from the county of Los Angeles after 15 years of service. She was a member of KRST Community Center in Los Angeles, CA. She enjoyed reading and was an accomplished writer. She loved to be with her family. She was a loving mother and...
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Darryl L. Cargo, Jr.

June 17, 2018

Darryl L. Cargo Jr. age 56, peacefully passed away on June 17, 2018 at Parkview Randallia Hospital. Darryl was born in Jeannette, Pennsylvania on September 27, 1961 to Carol Cargo and the late Darryl Cargo Sr. He excelled in school and received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from The University of Pittsburgh in 1983. For 31 years, Darryl was employed at ITT Industries ...
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Bertal E. (Gene) Nickell

June 16, 2018

Bertal E. "Gene" Nickell, 75, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. He was born in West Liberty, KY, to the late Bertal Jay and Clara Hazel Nickell. Gene was a Vietnam Army Veteran and served from 1962-1968. He worked in the warehouse at Midwest Air Filter for 20 years, retiring in 2015. Gene was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed watching action...
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Harry McLain

June 16, 2018

Harry E. McLain, 95, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Louisville, KY, Harry worked as an engineer with Magnavox for many years, until his retirements. He was a member of Waynedale Church of Christ and served honorably in the United States Army. Harry loved to tinker and fix anything around the house. He had a big heart and enjoyed making others smile....
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Patricia L. Lovellette

June 15, 2018

Patricia L. Lovellette age 71, peacefully passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018. She is survived by her children, Brenda Collette, John Smith, Rick Smith and Monte Hopper; 8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and 5 siblings. Patricia was born May 3, 1947 in Monroeville, IN to the late Harry and Pearl Lovellette. She retired from the City County Building with over 20 years of service. Pat was a...
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Gary W. Zingler

June 14, 2018

Gary W. Zingler, 74, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Milwaukee, WI, Gary worked as a Plant Manager with Briggs and Stratton for 41 years. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Zingler of Fort Wayne, IN, sister, Barbara Zingler of Green Bay, WI, sister, Sandra Zingler of Ixonia, WI, brother, Robert (Sharon) Zingler of Oconomowoc, WI, grandsons, Brett and Zachary Zingler,...
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William (Bill) Wunderlin

June 14, 2018

William "Bill" Wunderlin, 81, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, He graduated from St. Francis University with a Bachelor's in Art and a Master's in Elementary Education. Bill worked as a teacher with St. Jude and then St. Therese for 20 years. He was passionate about theatre and worked for several years with Arena and...
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Frank D. Frary

June 12, 2018

Frank D. Frary, 83, a former Fort Wayne resident, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton, where he had resided since 2015. Born and raised in Fort Wayne, son of the late Ruth R. (Duncan) Frary and Harold Calvin Frary, Frank attended South Side High School, Indiana University and the University of Saint Francis . He met Dorothy Neff-Smith at the Democratic Luncheon...
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Maxine M. Hoppel

June 6, 2018

Maxine M. Hoppel, 93, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Sycamore Village in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Maxine worked as a secretary with Forest Park School for 40 years, retiring in 2007. She was a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church and volunteered at St. Joseph Hospital for many years. She enjoyed reading and knitting and liked to play bridge. Surviving are her children Barb...
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Jeanne M. Hammen

June 5, 2018

Jeanne M. Hammen, 91, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Jeanne was the daughter to the late Paul and Marie Freistroffer. She worked for Wayne Pharmaceutical for many years until her retirement. She was a faithful member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Jeanne was very intellectual and was the happiest person you would ever meet. She will be greatly...
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Nancy (Joan) Cummings

May 30, 2018

Nancy "Joan" Cummings, 86, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at her home in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne IN to the late Blanchard Day, Sr.and Lelia Owen Day. Nancy was a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne and graduated from South Side High School in 1950. Nancy worked as a clerk with General Telephone for 42 years, retiring in 1993. She enjoyed gardening and tending to her...
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Donnie L. Snyder

May 28, 2018

Donnie L. Snyder, 67, passed away Monday, May 28, 2018. Born in Bryan, OH. Surviving are his son, Michael (Angela Hash) Snyder of Fort Wayne, daughter Kristy Ochoa of Fort Wayne, grandchildren, Elijah Snyder and Alicia Snyder of Fort Wayne, sister, Linda Hanson of WV, sister, Cheryl Bulmer of Bluffton, sister, Barbara Dinius of Markel, brother, John Snyder of Fort Wayne, sister, Gladys Tinney...
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Donald P. Stump

September 15, 1938 - May 27, 2018

Donald P Stump, 79, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Hartford City, IN to the late Paul V. and Esther Stump. Donald graduated from Muncie Central High School and was a US Air Force Veteran. He worked for IBM for many years as a Computer Repair Specialist. Donald was a volunteer driver for the Matthew 25 Dental Clinic for several...
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David Bob Ables

October 21, 1939 - May 25, 2018

David "Bob" Ables , 78, passed away Friday, May 25, 2018 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Bob worked currently at the Shepherd's House in maintenance and was an electrician with Laux Arnold Electric for 10 years, retiring in 2007. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy as a SeaBee, stationed in the Virgin Islands. He was a proud Purple Heart recipient. Bob was a...
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Dorothy Juanita Stuart

May 23, 2018

Dorothy Juanita Stuart, 90, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Baskets, KY in Henderson County to the late George Bowlds and Odessa Dunn, Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was considered as a gourmet cook and loved making meals for the family and friends. She was a faithful and longtime member of...
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Patricia L. McKenzie

May 20, 2018

Patricia L. McKenzie, 77, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 at her home in Fort Wayne, IN with family. She was born to the late Frank F. and Edna Wentworth in Beverly, MA. Patricia worked at Dana Weatherhead Corp for 26 years in the accounting department and also as a home health aide for 15 years before retiring. She was a member of Fellowship Missionary Church. Surviving are her husband,...
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Mary Maxine Pritchett

May 18, 2018

Mary Maxine Pritchett , 95, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018 at Hamilton House in Fort Wayne. She was born in Potoka, IN to the late Otto and Esther Oursler. Maxine graduated from Princeton HS in and also from Vincennes University. Her hobbies included knitting, sewing, cooking and baking. Maxine was an outgoing woman that enjoyed spending time with her friends. Maxine will be remembered for...
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Brenda K. Jackson

May 16, 2018

Brenda K Jackson, 62, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in Grabill. Born in Sherwood, MI was a member of American Legion Post 409 Auxiliary and Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawa Tomi. She enjoyed fishing and loved having her family together. She will be greatly missed. Surviving are her husband of 17 years, Steve Jackson; six children; and three brothers. Brenda was preceded in death by her...
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Donald William Davis, Sr.

May 15, 2018

Chief Petty Officer Donald William Davis Sr., of Fort Wayne Indiana was born to the late Herman Davis and Dorothy (Hollopeter) Davis on December 6, 1946. He left his earthly home on May 15, 2018, surrounded by his family. He served twenty years in the United States Navy retiring on October 31, 1986 in Waianae Hawaii. Following his retirement Don enjoyed his family, camping and traveling. He is...
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Darleen Yvonne (Murphy) Schmidt

May 15, 2018

Darleen Yvonne (Murphy) Schmidt, 88, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at The Hearth at Windermere in Fishers, Indiana. Born in Muskegon, Michigan, Darleen was the daughter of the late Bernard and Lorraine Murphy. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and caring grandmother and great-grandmother to her family. She was a 50 year member of Plymouth Congregational Church, and a 25 year member of...
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Ella Mae Lucas

May 11, 2018

Ella Mae Lucas, 84, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Halls, TN, Ella was a member of Sandpoint Congregation Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Surviving are her children, Evelyn Randale of Dowagiac, MI, Bertha (Lee) Nickens of South Bend, IN, Donald (Brenda) Lucas of Dowagiac, MI, Christopher (Donna) Lucas of Indianapolis, IN, Robin M. (Edward) Crawford of Fort Wayne,...
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Wanda L. Saalfrank

May 9, 2018

Wanda L. Saalfrank, 90, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Born in Harco, Illinois, Wanda was the daughter of the late George and Letha Arthur. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and caring grandmother to her family. She enjoyed bowling, and shopping daily. Wanda was an avid animal lover and any animal that made it in to her home, "Had it Made." She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran...
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Donna Dobbins

January 8, 1956 - May 7, 2018

Donna Dobbins, 62, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 surrounded by loving family. Born in St. Joseph, MI, to Norman and Bonnie Payne. She graduated from Lake Shore High School. In 1976 Donna married her loving husband Jim and had two children, Amy and Jimmy. Donna followed her husband all over the country till they settled down in Fort Wayne. She loved to read, watch game shows, enjoy Cubs game...
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Vivian M. Pierce

May 7, 2018

Vivian M. Pierce, 99, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 in New Haven. Born in Fort Wayne, Vivian worked as a supervisor with Square D for many years. Surviving are her children, Richard Pierce, James Pierce, and Rosemary Dinius all of Fort Wayne; 9 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Vivian was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Pierce; grandson, Jim...
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Albert Lawson

May 5, 2018

Albert Lawson, 55, passed away May 5, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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George F. Woodard

May 4, 2018

George F. Woodard, 94, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018. Born in Garrett, Indiana, George was the son of the late Raymond and Mabel Woodard. George served our country in the US Army as a Tech Sgt. during WWII. During his working years, George owned Lakeside TV, served as a Pastor, and owned many rental properties. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, and Love Church. George...
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Alexander Lopez, Jr.

May 2, 2018

Infant, Alexander Lopez Jr., passed away, May 2, 2018 at . He is survived by his parents Alexander and Amber Lopez. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Orval R. Shryock

May 1, 2018

Orval R. Shryock, 84, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Fort Wayne. Born in Willow Springs, MO, Orval worked as a teacher with Emmanuel Lutheran School and later with Fort Wayne Community Schools. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force. Orval was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. He and his wife, Ellen, volunteered at the church, Wellspring, and Community Corrections....
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Lavonne M. (Bonnie) DeRose

May 1, 2018

Lavonne M. "Bonnie" DeRose, 92, left her family for her place in heaven on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne she was the daughter of the late Charles and Tillie Bump. She retired from Supermarket Services Corp., where she met lifetime friends, and previously volunteered her time at Lutheran Hospital, where she rocked and cuddled newborn babies. On January 23, 1944, she married her...
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Abraham C. Thang

April 29, 2018

Reverend Abraham C. Thang, 67, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 29, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Abraham served as Shepherd to his flock until God called him home. He was the son of his late father, Hau Za Cin and mother, Niang Khaw No. Abraham will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and shepherd. He was the founder of Believer's Christian Fellowship, in Myanmar, Myanmar...
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Sara L. Myers

April 29, 2018

Sara L Myers, 39, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Sara worked as a supervisor with Easter Seals ARC for 12 year. She was a member of Waynedale United Methodist Church and a North Side High School graduate. Sara was a proud foster mom, very friendly and an avid Komets hockey fan. She will be greatly missed. Surviving are her...
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George (Dave) Mason, Sr.

April 29, 2018

George "Dave" Mason, Sr., 80, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018. Born in Columbia City, Indiana, Dave was the son of the late Henry and Ellen Mae Mason. Dave worked for GE for 35 years. He gave over 50 years of service to the community of New Haven as a Fireman. He served as Fire Chief for 23 years, prior to his retirement. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in New Haven FOE Aerie...
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Cindy Lu Adams

April 27, 2018

Cindy Lu Adams, 56, passed away April 27, 2018 after a long battle with lung cancer. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on October 19, 1961, the daughter of the late George and Janet Adams. Cindy had a passion for genealogy and was an avid photographer, taking many of her family members photos over the years. She was active with arts and crafts, even owning a small business with her sister called...
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Delmar V. Stalter

April 27, 2018

Delmar V. Stalter, 94, passed away on April 27, 2018. He was born in Peoria, IL on September 28, 1923 to the late Harry and Mabel Stalter. He served and retired after 19 years as a Nazarene Minister, and 16 years at Mutual Security Life. Surviving are, Dorothy Stalter wife of 70 years; 4 children, David (Peg) Stalter, Mary Davidson, Janice (Oscar) Whitelow, Linda (Randall) Drake; 13 grandchildren...
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Jackie Preston Nettles

April 26, 2018

Jackie Preston Nettles, age 84, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018. Jackie found her church home at Capri Christian Church and became involved in many ministries including Phillips (widows) ministry and grief support She Loved to walk up to someone at church who was sitting by themselves and say, "Are you alone today?" She would then sit next to them and say, "not anymore!" She loved to share...
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Frances J. Dunno

April 26, 2018

Frances J. Dunno, 79, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Heritage Park in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Frances worked as a teacher's aide with Fort Wayne Community Schools, retiring May 1, 2002. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. She loved to read and was a devout wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be greatly missed. Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Richard E....
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Donna L. Polcsak

April 25, 2018

Donna L. Polcsak, 69, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Donna was the daughter of the late Jesse Harter and Helen Egolf. Donna had been working as a manager with Dollar General. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and caring grandmother to her family. She enjoyed flowers, spending time in the sunshine and being with her family. Surviving are her husband...
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Ralph "Rock" Ray, Jr.

April 23, 2018

Ralph "Rock" Ray, Jr., 85, passed away Monday,April 23, 2018. Born in Tipton, Indiana, Rock was the son of the late Ralph Sr. and Edna Ray. Rock graduated from Portland High School, and then served our country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Ball State University and was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. Rock began his career at...
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Gloria "Carna Markow

April 21, 2018

Gloria "Carna" which means, Beautiful Flower Markow, 92, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018. Born in Bronx, New York, Gloria was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Weiss. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and caring grandmother. She worked at Bert's Big & Tall for 22 years prior to her retirement. Gloria had a kind heart and was always willing to help those in need. She was...
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Lois A. Hoover

April 20, 2018

Lois A. Hoover, 83, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Peoria, IL, to the late Arthur and Anna Rains. Lois graduated from Geneva High School. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Lois enjoyed playing bingo, going to the casinos, shopping on QVC and HSN and spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving are her sons...
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Ines J. Ketron

April 19, 2018

Ines J Ketron, 84, passed away on April 19, 2018. She was born in West Virginia on June 6, 1933, the daughter of the late Leonard and Della Tabor. Ines worked as a CNA at St. Anne's Home until her retirement. She is survived by her sons, Jackie and Roger Ketron; grandchildren, Stephanie, Sherri, Amanda, Lee, Daisy, and Josh; great-grandchildren; Aaron, Trevor, Tyson, Autumn, Peyton, and...
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Leland E. Lynch

April 19, 2018

Leland E Lynch, 94, passed away April 19, 2018. He was born in Marvell, Arkansas on July 18, 1923, the son of the late William and Katherine Lynch. Leland worked as a diesel mechanic at Kenosha Auto Transport for 32 years before his retirement in 1983. Leland grew the very best sweet corn in Grabill, IN, which people always knew him for. He also enjoyed fishing in his spare time. Surviving are...
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Lois E. Coleman

April 18, 2018

Lois E. Coleman, 90, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in New Castle, IN, to the late Irvin and Dollie Joan Kuhn. Lois spent many years living in Fort Wayne and graduated from Central High School in 1946. She worked as a Manager with Wolf and Dessauer and LS Ayres for 20 years, then worked for Bailey, Banks, and Biddle Jewelry Store until...
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Daniel F. Linnemeier

April 16, 2018

On April 16, 2018, Daniel F. Linnemeier, of Fort Wayne, shed the shackles of pain and illness and ran into the arms of Jesus. Before this glorious reunion he was born on June 18, 1943. He was the son of the late Fred W. Linnemeier and Reba (Peterson) Linnemeier. He served with the 890th Transportation Co. serving from 1963 to 1970. He worked for B.F. Goodrich from 1962 to 1973 and then with Aunt...
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Gorden A. (Gordy) Paulsen

April 16, 2018

Gorden A. (Gordy) Paulsen, 54, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Keith and Biddy Paulsen. Gorden graduated from New Haven High School and was a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne and New Haven. He worked as a Lube Tech with Hire Auto Parts. Surviving are his dear friends Mary Kay and Dean Cook...
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Betty N. Swindler

April 15, 2018

Betty N. Swindler, 97, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018. Born in Potomac, Virginia, Betty was the daughter of the late Lewis and Cecilia Engel. She graduated from the Presbyterian School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduating, she enlisted and served in the US Army Medical Corps during WWII in North Africa and Europe. She met Bob Swindler while both were stationed in North...
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Samuel Germano

April 14, 2018

Samuel Germano, 93, passed away on April 14, 2018. He was born on September 8, 1924 in Harlan County, KY, the son of the late Joseph and Lucille Germano. Samuel served as a Corporal in the Air Force from 1943 to 1945 where he received a Good Conduct Medal, a World War II Victory Medal, a European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal, and 4 bronze stars. Samuel worked at Phelps Dodge Wire as a...
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Mary Ellen Yergens

April 12, 2018

Mary Ellen Yergens, 69, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Mary was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. She was a lifelong member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 47, the SPCA, and formerly in Big Sister Program for 11 years, Mary Ellen was a certified SHIP counselor and a Casa Volunteer. Surviving are her cousins, Sandra Faux of Fort Wayne, David Faux...
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Patricia J. Van Arsdol

April 11, 2018

Patricia J. Van Arsdol, 91, passed away on April 11, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Max and Opal Van Arsdol. She retired from Navistar. Patricia was a member of Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, and Trinity Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by cousins. Burial will take place at 1pm on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, Glenwood Cemetery...
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Rosamond J. Dehner

April 8, 2018

Rosamond J. Dehner, 94, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018, surrounded by her family at her home in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Richard Joseph and Georgia Blackwell, and grew up in New Haven, IN. Rosamond graduated from Central Catholic High School. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and the Holy Rosary Sodality. Surviving are her children: Gregory C. ...
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Marjorie "Marge" C. (Hoevel) Rosswurm

April 6, 2018

Marjorie "Marge" C. (Hoevel) Rosswurm, 90, passed away Friday, April 6, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, she was the daughter of Cletus and Adelaide Hoevel, Marge married her high school sweetheart, Kenny, now deceased, and led a life devoted to God, her husband, and five children. Marge enjoyed family gatherings, a good euchre game, and traveling. Surviving are her children, Christine Coenen of...
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David Anglin Bower

April 2, 2018

David Anglin Bower, 75, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Dave was the son of the late Wilbur and Jennie Anglin Bower. He graduated from North Side High School, Indiana Business College, and the University of Evansville. Dave was an accountant and business owner and a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church. He is survived by his sister, Susan (Reuben) Herndon of...
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Tamela Sue (Tammy) (Caskey) Franciso

April 2, 2018

Tamela Sue "Tammy" (Caskey) Francisco, 43, departed this life on April 2, 2018 surrounded by her loved ones. Born on August 2, 1974 in Fort Wayne, Tammy was the daughter of the late Denzil and Patti Caskey. Tammy attended Fort Wayne Community School and graduated from North Side High School class of 1992. She was employed at Parkview for 15 years until her health failed. Tammy as she was...
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Marilyn Martell McDougle

April 2, 2018

Marilyn Martell McDougle, 85, passed away on Monday April 2, 2018. She was born in Leipsic, Ohio and raised there by her parents John Morris and Opal (Powell) Morris. Marilyn received her bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University, where she was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority. She attained graduate degrees from Indiana University and the University of Saint Francis. She...
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Doris Sprunger

April 1, 2018

Doris Sprunger, 96, of Berne and formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away at Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne, on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. Born on March 5, 1922 in Monroe Township near Berne, Doris was a daughter of Jonas and Zilla (Gilliom) Sprunger. Doris attended her neighborhood No. 8 Sprunger Country School for eight years, before graduating from Monroe, Indiana High School in...
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M. Joann Amstutz

April 1, 2018

M. Joann Amstutz, 79, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Adams County Memorial Hospital in Decatur. Born in Muncie, Indiana Joann was the daughter of the late John Cox and Dorothy Geller. Joann worked as a phlebotomists with St. Joseph Hospital until her retirement. She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, St Joseph Medical Auxillary, American Society of Pathologist. Joann enjoyed...
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Betty L. Wynn

March 31, 2018

Betty L. Wynn, 86, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Betty worked with Wayne Home Equipment for 14yrs years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. She enjoyed making cards and knitting. Surviving are her son, Michael J. (Lynda) Wynn of Fort Wayne; daughter, Tanya M. (Chris Detrick) Dennis of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren, Alisha...
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Debra L. Bloemker

March 30, 2018

Debra L. Bloemker, 57, passed away March 30, 2018. She was born April 11, 1960 in Fort Wayne, IN the daughter of the late Ted and Linda Bloemker. Debra worked at Dana Corporation for a number of years. In her free time she enjoyed shopping, and spending time with her grandson, who she loved tremendously. She is survived by her daughter Breanna (Eric) Tumbleson; siblings, Vickie Allison, and Mark...
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Patrick E. Blackburn

March 28, 2018

Patrick E. Blackburn, 73, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Kokomo, IN, Patrick worked as an independent stock trader. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Surviving are his step-children, Martin Miller, Amy Rose, and Laura Smith; sister, Shirley Waldschmidt, brother, Michael Blackburn both of Fort Wayne; brother, James (JoAnn) Blackburn of Columbia City, IN...
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May G. Chapman

March 28, 2018

May G. Chapman, 72, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Uniontown, AL, May was the owner and operator of May's Pest Control Service and worked for Fort Wayne State Development Center for over 40 years. She was a member of the Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce and the Indiana Pest Control Association. Surviving are her daughter, Rosalynn Kolagbodi of Fort Wayne; 5...
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Julie Hoskins

March 18, 2018

Julie Hoskins, 59, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Julie was the daughter of the late John Ealing and Marilyn Ealing who survives. Julie graduated from North Side High School and earned a bachelors degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. She worked as the financial controller for Cap n' Cork for the past 25 years. She loved reading, watching old movies, running,...
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Jennie May Childs

March 18, 2018

Jennie May Childs, 89, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018 in Columbia City, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, and graduated from Central High School in 1947. She spent most of her life in Fort Wayne and recently moving to Columbia City. She worked at Foamex for 15 years and was as a Receptionist with Chamber of Commerce for 10 years, retiring in 2007. She was an active member of Zion Lutheran...
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Dorothy Wetzel

March 18, 2018

Dorothy Wetzel, 85, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018. Born in Newark, New Jersey, Dorothy was the daughter of the late Peter and Helen Schmitz. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother to her family. She worked as a lunch lady for FWCS for 30 years prior to retirement. Surviving are her husband of 65 years, John Wetzel of Fort Wayne; children, Linda (Brian) Derbyshire of Lyman, SC,...
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