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Gloria Suzanne Landers

November 11, 2019

Gloria Suzanne Landers, 67, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019 at Miller's Merry Manor. Gloria was born November 19, 1951 in Lakewood, CA. Surviving is her son, Jason Hoornaert of Fort Wayne and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, Grace Landers; and brothers, Bill Landers and Michael Landers.
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Catherine (Kate) E. Fetzer

November 11, 2019

Catherine (Kate) E Fetzer, 51 passed away at her home in Fort Wayne, IN on November 11, 2019. She was born May 15, 1968 to the late Steven L and Judith A (Widmer) Fetzer Sr. Catherine is an alumnus of Bisphop Luers HS and Ivy Tech. Kate worked in the dietary department at Parkview. She loved cooking and spending time with friends and family playing board and card games. She was a member of the...
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Anne Louise Young Lambert

August 26, 1926 - November 11, 2019

Anne Louise Young Lambert, born August 26, 1926, passed peacefully, in her sleep on November 11, 2019 in Fort Wayne, IN. She was an avid antique collector and held memberships with LTD and the Collectors Club. Anne was also a member of the Fort Wayne Easter Star Chapter 432. Survivors include children Paul Lambert, Karen Schatko, and Amy Lambert, Grandchildren Leslie (Clinton) Mason, Eric...
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Jean Deady

June 9, 1953 - November 7, 2019

Jean Deady, 66, died peacefully on November 7, 2019. She was a graduate of North Side High School in 1971. Jean was a US Navy Veteran serving during the Vietnam era and serving with the California national guard. She retired from S&V Liquor in 2015, and was formerly employed by the U.S. Postal Service, Centennial Wireless Call Center and Aon Insurance. Jean was preceded in death by her parents....
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Galen Dale (Gay) Lehman

November 3, 2019

Galen Dale (Gay) Lehman, 92, of Ft. Wayne passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 at home. He was born Dec. 3, 1926 in Willard, OH to the late Jesse Herman and Lillian Elizabeth (Risser) Lehman. Galen was the route director of Lehman's Bakery in New London, OH. He was a WWII veteran who served in the Philippines at Ft. McKinley, as a mess sergeant; and attained the rank of staff sergeant. He met his...
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Evelyn L. Schrimper

November 2, 2019

Evelyn L. Schrimper, 100, of Fort Wayne, passed away on November 2, 2019. She was born to the late Henry and Lilian (Reimer) Bohrns on May 10, 1919 in Calumet, Iowa. On D Day 1944 she married Robert Schrimper. Evelyn was an accomplished homemaker and seamstress. She worked for H&R Block for over 30 years. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, traveling, and game shows. Evelyn is survived by her sons,...
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William R. Kercheval

November 1, 2019

William R. Kercheval, 73, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, November 1, 2019. He was born on 07/31/1946 in Richmond, Indiana to the late Harry and Janet (Kienker) Kercheval. Bill worked for GTE doing data processing for 29 years. He enjoyed woodworking, theatre, photography and fishing. He really enjoyed time with his family especially his grandchildren. Bill is survived by his wife of 33...
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Helen Ann Runge

October 31, 2019

Helen Ann Runge, 86, died on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Born in Delaware, Ohio, on April 23 (Shakespeare's birthday), Helen was the daughter of Shad and Mary (Ferris) Hartsough. She graduated from Saint Mary's High School in Delaware and went on to work in the offices of Greif Brothers Cooperage with her future sister-in-law, Dorothy (Runge) Amato. In 1953 she married Robert H Runge, and moved...
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Paul D. Allen

October 29, 2019

Paul D. Allen, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Oct. 29, 2019, from Alzheimer's Disease. Born on July 13, 1928, in Fort Wayne. He was the son of the late Jessie and Anna Allen. After high school he proudly served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of American Legion Post 499 and had a lifetime membership with the VFW Post 2457, New Haven. He married the love of his life, Marie (Haag) on June 24,...
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Joan Marilyn Strong

October 28, 2019

Joan Marilyn Strong, 87, passed away Monday, October 28, 2019 at Saint Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Rock Island, IL to the late Francis August and Eva I. (Tobin) Schaefer. She was a graduate of Alleman Catholic High School in Rock Island, IL. Joan married William Strong on June 19, 1954 and he preceded her in death. She worked for BDK Brown as a dental...
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Jeffrey Wayne Armstead

October 27, 2019

Jeffrey Wayne Armstead, 52 of Ft. Wayne, IN passed away at home on October 27, 2019. He is survived by his brothers and sisters; Arthur Allen (Debbie) Armstead, Valery Francine Barret, Theda June Eifrid, Anita Fair Shaw, Terry Eugene Armstead, Velma Fay(Donald Johnson Sr.) Johnson, Katherin Louise Armstead, and Pamela Elaine Biesiada. He was preceded in death by Parents George Clarence Armstead...
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Terry Kent Morrolf

March 8, 1937 - October 27, 2019

Terry Kent Morrolf, 82, pased away Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Carl Morrolf and Genevieve Wickham. Terry married Laurel Deal and she preceded him in death on April 17, 2005. He worked for Harvester as a mechanic for 23 years and after retirement he owned Allied Welding Service. Terry enjoyed riding motorcycles and going go-kart racing with...
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Loren Joseph Gunkel

October 24, 2019

Loren Joseph Gunkel, 74, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019. He was born on September 8, 1945 the son of Joseph G. and Mary J. (Wetzel) Gunkel. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from Verizon. Surviving relatives include one brother, Mark Gunkel of Batavia, IL; brother-in-law, James Peters and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his...
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Kenneth M. Folk

June 8, 1950 - October 21, 2019

Kenneth M. Folk, 69 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away October 21, 2019. Kenneth was born in Auburn, IN June 8, 1950 to the late Donald G. and Virginia M. (Hasey) Folk. He served his country in the United States Air Force and retired as a House manager for the Freedom House for Drugs and Alcohol. Kenneth was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his sisters, Toni...
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Timothy (Tim) Linsky

October 20, 2019

Timothy (Tim) Linsky, 41, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019. Tim was born in Fort Wayne on September 19, 1978. He graduated from Columbia City High School in 1998 and completed some classes at Ivy Tech Community College. He worked for D&W Fine Pack for the past 6 years, currently as a maintenance supervisor. Tim loved spending time with his family, friends, and dog. His...
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Lavon A. Wasson

October 19, 2019

Lavon A. Wasson, 81, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Adams Heritage in Fort Wayne, In. She was born in Fort Wayne to the late Harry F. and Zola (Lyons) Shoppell. She married Richard Wasson and he preceded her in death in 2008. Lavon was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and loved spending time with her family. Surviving are her...
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Betty J. Richards

October 14, 2019

Betty J. Richards, 85 passed away Monday, October 14, 2019 at Parkview Hospital Randallia, Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne to the late James R and F Berdena Sproat. Betty graduated from Central High School in 1952. She worked of Cal Federal Bank, SE Division, Ft. Lauderdale FL for 17 years and retired in 1994. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and Parkview lunch...
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Betty Jo Gething

October 11, 2019

Betty Jo Gething, joined her Heavenly Father on, Friday October 11, 2019, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was born June 11, 1930 in Louisville, Kentucky, to the late Wilbur and Ada Gladys (Lile) Long. She Married John "Jack" Gething on March 27, 1949. She was a homemaker and worked for Lincoln Life, and was a sales clerk for Sears for 10 ½ years, retiring in 1987. She was a member of Good...
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Sara Lee Scheele

October 11, 2019

Sara Lee Scheele, 64, passed away on October 11, 2019. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on May 8, 1955, the daughter of the late Richard and Rosemary Scheele. She was a graduate of Bishop Luers High School. Sara was passionate about gardening and loved flowers. She also enjoyed working in wild life rehabilitation for a number of years. She is survived by her partner of 24 years, Jerry Willett; and...
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Marcelyn (Marcie) J. Ponder

October 8, 2019

Marcelyn "Marcie" J. Ponder, 69, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at her residence. She was born on November 13, 1949 in Maine to Leroy and Adah Parkhurst. Marcie graduated from Southside High School in Fort Wayne. She was a mother and homemaker. Marcie worked in retail for Hook's Drugstore, Dollar General, and Value City Department Store. She loved her family and...
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Katherine M. Lowden

October 6, 2019

Katherine M. Lowden, 96, of Ft. Wayne, IN born on August 24, 1923 and passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Lowden and her son, Robert G. Lowden. Surviving are her daughter, Sandra L. Bunn and son, James B. Lowden; grandchildren, Aaron Bunn, Courtney Roades, Kyle and Kody Lowden, and Jessica Underwood; great-grandchildren, Max, Oliver, Carter...
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Gerald Eugene Long

October 6, 2019

Gerald Eugene Long, 83, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019. He was born in Woodburn, Indiana on Feb. 14, 1936. He lived his entire adult life in Ft. Wayne and worked at Harvester for 29 years. Surviving are his children, Ron (Kim) Long and Judy (Gary) Gatton, both of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Lyndsey, Logan, Sophie, Whitney, and Heather; and one great-grandchild, Atty. He was preceded in death...
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William (Bill) F. Langmeyer

October 5, 2019

William "Bill" F. Langmeyer, 91, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Mr. Langmeyer was born on March 12, 1928 in Fort Wayne, IN to Franklin and Stephanie (Kortokrax) Langmeyer. He graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1946. On March 26, 1949, he married Ruth Holocher at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne. Bill served as a...
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Billy F Payne

August 12, 1928 - October 3, 2019

Billy E. Payne, 91, of Fort Wayne passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019 at St. Joseph Hospital. Billy was born August 12, 1928 in Fort Wayne to the late Melvin and Gladys (Ervin) Payne. He graduated from Central High School in 1946 and then served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Billy was a draftsman for Magnavox retiring in 1990. He was a member of the Marine Corps League and American Legion Post...
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Aloma Marion Moore

September 29, 2019

Aloma Marion Moore, 76, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019 surrounded by love and family at Parkview Randailla Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born on February 3, 1943 in Fort Wayne, IN. Aloma graduated from Central High School then continued her education receiving her QMA, Medical Assisting, and then her LPN at Ivy Tech where she graduated Nursing school in 1999. ...
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Edith (Edie) M. Lutz

August 16, 1930 - September 24, 2019

Edith "Edie" M. Lutz, 89, passed away on September 24, 2019. She was born in E. Liverpool, Ohio on August 16, 1930, the daughter of the late Alvy and Laura Fowler. Edith worked at ITT for 42 years, retiring in 1992. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Edie enjoyed cooking and loved spending time with her family. She is survived by her children, and Carolyn Lutz, Donald (Catherine) Lutz...
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Nicole D. Cummins

September 22, 2019

Nicole D. Cummins, 95, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019. She was born to the late Rene and Louise (Thomas) Boutard in Paris, France on May 29, 1924. Nicole was a loving wife, mom, and grandma. Nicole is survived by her children, William and Cathy Cummins; daughter-in-law, Kristeen Schroeder-Cummins; grandchildren, Danielle (Daniel) Rigsby, Matthew (Tamara), Troy ...
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Patricia J. Rittenhouse

September 20, 2019

Patricia J. Rittenhouse, 69, of Fort Wayne passed away Friday, September 20, 2019 at her home. Patricia was born February 7, 1950 in Fort Wayne to the late Gene E. and Betty H. (Gladieux) Place. She retired as an administrative assistant with Kroger. Surviving is her son, Michael S. (Susan) Bolla of Indianapolis; sister, Susan Norton of Huntertown; brother, Mike (Kim) Place of Elkhart; and her...
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Michael Lorenza Austin

September 19, 2019

Michael Lorenza Austin age 24, passed away September 19, 2019. Michael was born Oct 2 1994 in Fort Wayne Indiana to Leo Austin and Pam (Sarazen) Jones. Michael is survived by his loving wife Julia DeNae (Edmondson) Austin and children Michael Lee Austin Jr, step children Jamihya DeNae Wash, Jahmere De'onte Edmondson, Jalayha DeeNae Edmondson, that he loved very much. Michael was a loving husband...
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Phyllis Theresa Brand

September 14, 2019

Phyllis Theresa Brand, 91, passed away on September 14, 2019. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on February 14, 1928, the daughter of the late Edward and Clara Ansberry. She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School. Phyllis retired from GTE/Verizon doing instrument repair. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. In her spare time, Phyllis was an avid reader, and she spent a lot of time...
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Kelly Shawn Fox

September 11, 2019

Kelly Shawn Fox, 58, passed away on September 11, 2019. He was born July 2, 1961 in Fort Wayne, IN, the youngest son of the late Ronald H. Fox, and surviving mother, Helen G. Fox. Kelly graduated from Paul Harding High School, the class of 1980.. Kelly had worked at Dana Corp, North American, Goodyear Tire and ITT to name a few. He enjoyed antique collecting, coins, model cars and others as well...
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Silvestra M. Hernandez

September 8, 2019

Silvestra M. Hernandez, 93, of Fort Wayne, passed away on September 8,2019. She was born in Mabank, TX on September 15, 1925, the daughter of the late Jose and Julia Morones. Silvestra married Guadalupe Hernandez Sr. on June 10, 1945. She was an active member of First Assembly of God and loved the Lord dearly. She enjoyed traveling wide and far, including being able to visit Jerusalem. Silvestra...
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Jerry M. Wynn

September 5, 2019

Jerry M. Wynn, 74, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Wabash, IN to the late John and Geraldine (Heider) Wynn. He married Sandra L. Hopper on November 15, 1988 and she survives. He worked as a forklift drive for General Mills for 16 years, retiring on June 2, 2019. Jerry enjoyed fishing, gambling, watching sports, and...
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Susanne C Foote

July 1, 1933 - September 5, 2019

Suzanne C. Foote, 86, of Fort Wayne passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019 at her residence. Suzanne was born July 1, 1933 in Huntington, Indiana a daughter of the late Maurice Kitchcart and Adaline (Howley) Rammel. She was a homemaker who spent her life caring for her family. Surviving are her sons, Gregory A. Foote of Fort Wayne; Michael J. Foote of New Paris, IN; and Timothy R. Foote of...
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Philip (Phil) A. Taylor

August 29, 2019

Philip "Phil" A. Taylor, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019. He was born to the late Ralph and Grace (Osborn) Taylor in Fort Wayne on September 28, 1935. Phil is survived by his children, Rick (Kathie) Taylor, Paula (Carl) Engle-Nichols, and Barb Taylor; son-in-law, Steve Pepple; grandchildren, Stevie (Rosie) Pepple, Chad Pepple, Sarah (Peter) Taylor-Adams, Bob ...
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Vicki J. Schultz

August 28, 2019

Vicki J. Schultz, 68, passed away on August 28, 2019. She was born on January 23, 1951 in Paducah, KY, the daughter of the late James "Cotton" Wallace and Jessie (Brant) Hill. Vicki worked at Lincoln Life as a computer programmer, latter known as IBM. She then attended Indiana University and obtained an Associates Degree. She was a long time member of Concordia Lutheran Church. Vicki enjoyed...
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James M. Fry

August 28, 2019

James M. Fry, 74, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday at his home with his wife, Barb, at his side. He was born March 24, 1945 in Fort Wayne, son of the late Orville and Frances (Mattingly) Fry. James retired as a fork lift operator from Food Marketing (SuperValu) in 2005 after 38 years of service. He was known by the nickname " Duke" by all his family and friends because of his admiration for...
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Bertha L. Talarico

August 27, 2019

Bertha L. Talarico, 96, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. She was born on October 30, 1922 in Fort Wayne, to the late William and Henrietta (Brinkman) Thieme. Bertha was a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church. She was the president of the Women's Catholic Orphans Guild for many years. Bertha loved to play bingo, cook, and spend time with her family, She was an...
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Sharon K. Weaver

February 25, 1947 - August 25, 2019

Sharon K. Weaver, 72, passed away on August 25, 2019. She was born on February 25, 1947, the daughter of the late Guy and Eva Louise Stookey. She graduated from South Side High School and went on to retire from the Allen County Public Library. Her passion was studying genealogy and she was lucky enough to work in that field at the ACPL. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Larry Weaver;...
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Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Turnley

August 21, 2019

ELIZABETH ANN "BETTY" TURNLEY, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away peacefully at her home August 21, 2019 at the age of 94. Born August 19, 1925 in Gary, Indiana she was the daughter of Roscoe Protsman and Gladys Protsman, both life-long school teachers. A precocious musical talent from an early age, Betty won a scholarship to the Indiana University School of Music where she studied with Ernst...
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Mona L. Mettert

August 21, 2019

Mona L Mettert, 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away on August 21, 2019. Born on January 8, 1933, in Kokomo, she was a daughter of the late Dallas O and Mary Francis (Merrell) Watters. She was a member of Simpson United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne, and retired in 1998 from Essex Group, after 28 years of service, after retirement, she worked as a "Sample Lady" at Sam's Club, in Fort Wayne. She is...
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Keith Spiker

August 20, 2019

Keith Spiker passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, in Phoenix, Arizona. Born on Christmas Day in 1921, he was a son of the late Earl and Lillian (Shirbroun) Spiker. Graduating in 1940, he attended South Side High School where he played forward on the basketball team that went to state finals and was a member of the National Honor Society. He attended Iowa State University where he was a member...
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Noah J. Carr

August 17, 2019

.Noah J. Carr, 82 of Fort Wayne passed away Saturday at Bethlehem Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation. Noah was born August 24, 1936 in Ray, Indiana to the late Dale and Mary (Slinker) Carr. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia E. Carr. Burial in Prairie Grove Cemetery.
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Donald Raymond VanOsdale, Sr.

November 22, 1927 - August 15, 2019

Donald Raymond VanOsdale, Sr., 91, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on August 15, 2019. He was born on November 22, 1927 in Fort Wayne, IN, the third son of Ralph W. and Ruth (Brudy) VanOsdale. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a business owner and retired mechanic. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge, VFW, American Legion, and Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Surviving...
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Lorelee K. Sensibaugh

August 14, 2019

Lorelee K. Sensibaugh, 52, passed away on August 14, 2019. She was born April 10, 1967, the daughter of the late Alan and Diane Vegell. She was a graduate of Purdue University and worked as a Human Resources person for many years. Surviving is her loving husband of ten and a half years, Jerry "Scoop" Sensibaugh. They were married December 8, 2008. In her spare time, she enjoyed the ocean and...
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Lisa Ann Kizer

August 14, 2019

Lisa Ann Kizer, 58, passed away on August 14, 2019 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Coldwater, Michigan to Wanda Halte. She married Dale Kizer in 1986 and he survives. She enjoyed fixing things, her dogs, and Winnie the Pooh. Above all else, she loved spending time with her grandchildren. Lisa is survived by her children, Cassandra (Tyler) Burdette and Jessica Kizer; three...
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Ralph R. Moon

February 27, 1927 - August 13, 2019

Ralph R. Moon, 92, passed away on August 13, 2019 in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born on February 27, 1927 in Elwood County, Indiana, the son of the late Joseph and Margaret Moon. Ralph served in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1945 to 1949. He worked in HVAC for a number of years. Ralph was passionate about woodworking, including making small crosses for missions in Haiti. Surviving are his children,...
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Donald Griffith

August 12, 2019

Donald Griffith, 94, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019. Born June 6, 1925 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Lauren C. and Theresa O'Neil Griffith. At age 16, Don soloed at Smith Field and earned his pilot's license. He graduated from Central Catholic High School. He was a World War II U.S. Army Veteran and served in the First Cavalry Division Artillery. He saw action...
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Mary E. Widmer

August 6, 2019

Mary E. Widmer, 77, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Salisbury, Missouri to the late George J. and Mildred (Striegel) Widmer. Mary was a 1960 graduate of Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne. She worked for Lincoln Life for several years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Surviving are her brother,...
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Tony Allen Hinrichs

August 6, 2019

Tony Allen Hinrichs, 54, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at his residence. Mr. Hinrichs was born on February 28, 1965 in Fort Wayne to Vondale and Elnora (Meyers) Hinrichs. Tony attended Northrop High School. In 1986, he married Linda Overman at Lakeside Rose Gardens in Fort Wayne. He worked for Indiana Stamp for the past 8 years. He loved sporting and watching the...
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Roberta (Robin) E. Miller

August 5, 2019

Roberta "Robin" E. Miller, 76, passed away Monday, August 5, 2019 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Wabash, IN to the late Robert and Bessie (Benson) Speicher. She married Gary L. Miller on September 15, 1979 and he survives. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Robin enjoyed sewing and music. Above all she was a devoted mother and grandmother and will be...
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Nancy L. Bieber

August 5, 2019

Nancy L. Bieber, 73, passed away on August 5, 2019. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on August 6, 1945, the daughter of the late Rupert and Flossie Olinger. Nancy was 1963 graduate of North Side High School. Nancy was very involved with local school activities and the local PTA. In her spare time she enjoyed crafting, pottery, and making memories with her beloved family. Surviving are her loving...
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Albert E. Schmid, Jr.

August 2, 2019

Albert E. Schmid Jr., 96, passed away on August 2, 2019 in Pinellas Park, Florida. He was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on July 5, 1923.He was the son of the late Albert Sr. and Bertha Schmid. Albert served in the US. Navy during WWII and was Honorably discharged in 1946. He worked at Magnavox for 33 years, initially as an engineer, and progressed to Vice President, in Torrance, California. He is...
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Tina Wormcastle

May 25, 1956 - August 2, 2019

Tina Wormcastle, 63, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on August 2, 2019. She was born on May 25, 1956, in Fort Wayne, IN, the daughter of the late David and Anna Wormcastle. She is survived by her sisters, Brenda Wormcastle, Patricia (James) Hawthorne, Margaret Wormcastle; and two nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Mike Wormcastle. A Mass of...
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Robert (Bob) D. Luke

August 2, 2019

Robert "Bob" D. Luke, 92, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019. He was born on July 4, 1927 in Angola, Indiana to the late Harold L. and Audra (Gurtner) Luke. He was a very crafty gentleman who made many things and attended many craft shows to sell what he had made. At one time he and his wife opened CNR Ceramics. Bob is survived his, children, Robert D. Luke Jr., Dennis E. Luke,...
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Anna Mae Wichern

August 1, 2019

Anna Mae Wichern, 90, went to her heavenly home on Thursday, August 1st, 2019. She was born in Canton, Ohio on December 8, 1928 to the late Fred and Frances Jones. She was faithfully committed to Zion Lutheran Church and School in Ft. Wayne serving as a Girl Scout leader and giving numerous hours volunteering. Anna worked over 30 years at Kmart, retiring in 1994. She enjoyed bowling, "let's go,...
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David Martin Schaab

July 31, 2019

DAVID MARTIN SCHAAB, 78, of Swansboro, NC, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019. He was a native and long-time resident of Fort Wayne, and spent the last 15 years in Swansboro, NC. Dave was the son of the late John E. and Helene G. Schaab. Dave graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1959. He was a member of St. Mildred's Catholic Church in Swansboro, NC. He enjoyed weekly beers with the...
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Suzanne Mary Schaab

July 31, 2019

SUZANNE MARY SCHAAB, 77, of Swansboro, NC, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019. She grew up in Fort Wayne, and spent the last 15 years in Swansboro, NC. Suzanne was the daughter of the late Arthur Jacob and Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Smith. Sue graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1960. She was a member of St. Mildred's Catholic Church in Swansboro, NC, a smashing tile player and was an...
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Donna (Pat) Jean (Werst) Gulker

July 31, 2019

Donna "Pat" Jean (Werst) Gulker, 86, of Ft. Wayne, IN passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019. She was born on September 7, 1932 the daughter of Harold and Junia (Trowbridge) Werst. She married Ferdinand Gulker, III on May 13, 1964. Surviving children include Cynthia Harden; Richard Werst; Ferdinand Gulker, IV; Rolana Brown; Sandra (Tom) Hutchinson; Susan (Roy) Puckett; Kari (Bruce Abrams)...
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Norman W. Lay

July 24, 2019

NORMAN W. LAY, 74, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at St. Joseph Hospital. Born July 10, 1945, in Yeovil-Somerset, England, he was the son of the late Joseph (Joe) Lay and Winifred (Wynne) Kerzan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the 82nd Airborne Division from 1963 to 1966. He was a member of American Legion Post 499. He retired in 2011 as an independent...
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Carl Daniel Gable

March 10, 1927 - July 23, 2019

Carl Daniel Gable Jr, 92, of Fort Wayne, passed away on July 23, 2019, at Heritage Park Retirement Community. Born on March 10, 1927, in Rockford, Ohio, he was the son of the late, Carl D Gable, and Neola E Bermes. He graduated from South Side High School, Fort Wayne, and immediately enlisted into the Navy to go and fight in WWII, where he served on the Petrof Bay as Secretary to the Captain....
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Carroll W. (Pip) Farrier

July 21, 2019

Carroll W. "Pip" Farrier, 90, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on July 21, 2019 at Townehouse Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Carroll was born on July 3, 1929 in Brighton, IA to Illoah and Margaret (Thompson) Farrier. He graduated from Brighton High School in Brighton, IA. On August 16, 1950, he married Mary Lynn Bland in Huntington, WV. Pip retired from Franklin Electric as an electronic...
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William John Sibert

July 15, 2019

William John Sibert, 64, of Fort Wayne, passed away on July 15, 2019. Born on 7/06/1955 in Fort Wayne to the late Howard Sibert and Lela (Bartaway) Sibert-Rosser. He is survived by his sisters Jolinda (Kevin) Turner and Bettina (Paul) Christensen and 13 nieces and nephews. He graduated from North Side High School in 1973. A Memorial gathering will be held at 12:30 pm on July 31, 2019 at the...
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Maureen Alexandra Arata

July 15, 2019

Maureen Alexandra Arata, age 65, passed away of natural causes on July 15, 2019, at her home in North Hollywood, California. An Indiana native, Maureen graduated from Indiana University with a double major in Music-Piano Performance, and English. Her love of foreign films (and freely acknowledged fear of performing) led her to Los Angeles where she worked throughout her career as a Casting...
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Mildred Ruth (Benninghoff) Nash

July 14, 2019

Mildred Ruth Nash (Benninghoff), age 102, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019. She is survived by sons; Charles, David, and Michael; and daughters; Janis, Karen, Jeanne and Sue. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 21, 2019 from 1-4pm at D.O McComb and Sons Funeral Home Lakeside Park, 1140 Lake...
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Patricia K. Thwaites

July 12, 2019

Patricia K Thwaites, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed away on July 12, 2019. Born on May 18, 1936, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, she was a daughter of the late Raymond C and Theressa D Brown. She is survived by her daughter, Tracey S Thwaites; son, Gregory L Dhaene; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John A Thwaites; and four siblings. There...
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Richard Lee (Dick) Zeigler

July 29, 1931 - July 9, 2019

Richard Lee "Dick" Zeigler passed away on July 9, 2019 at the Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born on July 29, 1931 to Alonzo and Edith (Crissler) Zeigler in rural Jay County. He was their third child and had one sister and one brother. He graduated from Gov. I P Gray High School in 1949 and married Loretta "Larry" Price in 1952. They were very happily married for...
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Samuel A. Hyde

July 9, 2019

Samuel A. Hyde, 71 passed away on July 09, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital. He was the son of the late Raymond and Francis Hyde. He was the owner of Hyde Brothers Books. He is survived by his wife: Marilyn, son: Jacob (Ciara) Hyde 0f Huntington, daughter: Victoria L. Jauregui Wysong of Ft. Wayne, brother: Joel H. Hyde of Ft. Wayne, 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death...
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Eleanor Eichenauer

July 9, 2019

Eleanor Eichenauer, 62, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN to Guadalupe and Sylvestra Hernandez. She was a 1978 graduate of Wayne High School. Eleanor married Keith Eichenauer on May 10, 1980 and he survives. She worked at CK Products for 20 years. Eleanor enjoyed cooking and gardening. Above all she was a devoted wife and...
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Phyllis J. Blaugh

April 29, 1926 - July 8, 2019

Phyllis J Blaugh, 93, of Fort Wayne, passed away on July 8, 2019. Born on April 29, 1926, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Elsie (Hoke) Thompson; and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She is survived by her sons, Rick (Cheryl) Blaugh, Greg (Suz) Blaugh, and Mike (Terri) Blaugh; daughter-in-law, Susan Blaugh; grandchildren, Andrew, T.J., Zac, Nikki,...
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Adeline Lavera Coe

November 25, 1926 - July 4, 2019

Adeline Lavera Coe, 92 of Bradenton, Florida, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019. She was born on November 25, 1926, in Fort Wayne, Indiana to the late Claude and Sadie (Steele) Corts. She was a Captain in the Army National Guard. Adeline went to Ball State University, where she received her Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Education, Followed by attending Butler University getting her Media...
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Judith Anne (Bash) Lee

July 4, 2019

Judith Anne (Bash) Lee passed away at home on July 4, 2019 after a long illness, surrounded by her loving family. Judy was born in Fort Wayne on June 2, 1937. Her parents were David W. and Florence (Kendrick) Bash. She lived almost all of her life on the north side of Fort Wayne. She attended the Franklin School and North Side High School where she graduated in 1955 and was an honors student....
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Ruby W. Walker

July 3, 2019

Ruby W. Walker, 79, passed away on July 3, 2019. She was born in Columbia, Miss. on July 13, 1939, the daughter of the late Willey and Gaylushia Womack. Ruby was a teacher for 30 plus years before her retirement. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Oscar Walker; children, Debbie and Rosalind Walker; grandchildren, Miles and Maegan Walker and Alicea Pulinairo; sisters, Mary, Martha,...
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Charlene E. Bauman

June 26, 2019

Charlene E. Bauman, 91 of Fort Wayne passed away Wednesday June 26, 2019 She was the daughter of the late Charles and Carrie (Foss) Rondot. She retired from Troy Laundry as a shirt presser. She is survived by three daughters. Services will be Friday July 5, 2019 at 2:00 p.m with visitation from 1-2. At D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home 1140 Lake Ave. Ft. Wayne, IN She was preceded...
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Marcine B. Gatchell

January 9, 1928 - June 25, 2019

Marcine B. Gatchell, 91, passed away quietly in her home on June 25, 2019. She was born on January 9, 1928, in Garrett, IN, the daughter of the late Germaine and Ruth Weaver. She worked at Lincoln National Corporation retiring in 1990 as the Director of Investment Accounts. She was also a member of Lincoln National Social Club. Marcine enjoyed being outdoors, flowers, cooking holiday meals, and...
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Harold F. Williams, Sr.

June 24, 2019

Harold F. Williams Sr. 90 of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday June 24, 2019 at Parkview Hospital. He was an U.S. Army Veteran and retired from Franklin Electric. He is survived by two sons, Harold F. (Judith) William Jr of Ft. Wayne , Hila E. Williams of Huntington, IN, two daughters, Florence Morgan of Huntington, IN, Laura Williams of Tulsa, OK, a brother James Williams and six Grandchildren...
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Julia Mildred (Shaw) Nash

August 22, 1923 - June 22, 2019

Julia Mildred (Shaw) Nash, 95, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Parkview Randallia. Mrs. Nash was born on August 22, 1923 in Elbert County, Georgia to John William and Essie Mildred (Mann) Shaw. On April 26, 1940, she married Charlie Nash in Georgia. Julia worked as a press operator for Coverall Rental for 40 years before retiring She enjoyed gardening, tending to...
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Rosanna J. (Stamm) Showalter

April 24, 1928 - June 22, 2019

Rosanna J (Stamm) Showalter, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away on June 22, 2019. Born on April 24, 1928, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Charles H and Kaythryn I (Carr) Stamm. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne, and sang in the choir for more than 50 years. Rosanna attended Olivet University, majoring in music, and was a featured soloist with the Tokheim...
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Lois Marie Bright

August 12, 1933 - June 20, 2019

Lois Marie Bright, 85, of Fort Wayne, passed away on June 20th. She was born on August 12th, 1933 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri to the late Albert and Marian Morrison. She was a faithful member of Shiloh Baptist Church for many years, serving on the trustee board. An avid sports fan, she enjoyed watching basketball, football and Tiger Woods. Having developed an affinity for fashion at a young age...
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Sharon E. (Shari) Cox

July 7, 1945 - June 20, 2019

Sharon E. "Shari" Cox, 73, passed away on June 20, 2019. She was born on July 7, 1945 in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of the late Elson and Virginia Erler. Shari graduated from North Side High School in 1963. She was an active member of The Red Hat Society for a number of years. Shari enjoyed being with her family, especially playing cards and the game liverpool. She is survived by her children,...
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Dorothy E. Nolan

December 11, 1924 - June 18, 2019

Dorothy E Nolan, 94, passed away on June 18, 2019. She was born December 11, 1924 in Johnstown, PA, the daughter of the late James and Gertrude Staman. She is survived by her children; Sandra Michael, Barbara (Charles) Cole, Terri Worth, R.Scott (Deb) Nolan, 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, S. Ted Nolan; brother,...
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Alexis deWeese

December 4, 1958 - June 16, 2019

Alexis deWeese, 60, passed away on June 16, 2019. He was born in Flora, IL on December 4, 1958, the son of the late Carmon and Dorothy deWeese. Alexis started working with ITT Aerospace (now known as Harris) for 34 years. Family, grandchildren, traveling with his beautiful wife, and St. Louis Cardinals baseball were among his favorite things. Alexis was well respected and loved by his family, co...
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Catherine (Kate) J. Luke

November 29, 1927 - June 16, 2019

Catherine "Kate" J. Luke, 91, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Kendallville, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019 with her husband, Bob, at her side. She was born to the late Alva and Elsie (Hills) Acker in Kendallville on November 29, 1927. Kate is survived by the love of her life of 71 years, Robert "Bob" D. Luke Sr.; children, Robert D. Luke Jr., Dennis E. Luke, Sarah A. (Jaime) Hanna, and...
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Doris A. Schmidt-Bradtmueller

June 15, 2019

Doris A Schmidt-Bradtmueller, 81, of Fort Wayne, passed away on June 15, 2019. Born on November 20, 1937, in Amberg, Wisconsin, she was a daughter of the late, Harvey and Henrietta (Beach) Bright. She is survived by her husband, Gilbert Bradtmueller; daughter, Sherrie (Doug) Reynolds; son, Steven (Deb) Schmidt; step-children, Gary (Christine) Bradtmueller, Beth (Mike) Saveio, and Carl (Carrie)...
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Russel R. Sorgen

June 13, 2019

Russel R. Sorgen, 87, A life long resident of Fort Wayne, Russell Sorgen passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning June 13, 2019. He was much beloved by all who were fortunate enough to know him. Born In 1931, He went to Precious Blood Church & School, then on to Catholic and Central Catholic High School, where he was a football and basketball star. At Central, some of his football...
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Joshua David Beck

March 23, 1978 - June 12, 2019

On Wednesday June 12, 2019, Joshua David Beck, loyal son and brother, suddenly passed away in his home at age 41. Joshua was born March 23, 1978 in Fort Wayne, Indiana and grew up in and around Fort Wayne. He graduated from South Side High School in 1996. He enjoyed working hard and spent most of his working career in service for the construction industry, and for local sports teams, the...
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Sally Puff

June 10, 2019

Fort Wayne, IN - Sally Puff, age 64, loving wife, mother, Nana, and sister, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019, surrounded by family. Sally graduated North Side High School and then earned a Bachelor's Degree in Ultrasound Technology from Butler University. In her later years, she enjoyed working as a teaching assistant at Price Elementary. She loved supporting her local Church, singing music...
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Wyatt Jensen Parrish

June 7, 2019

Wyatt Jensen Parrish, infant son of Brianna Norman and Daniel Parrish, passed away on June 7, 2019. Graveside service will be 1:30pm, Wednesday, June 12, at Highland Park Cemetery, 2403 East Wallen Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825. Arrangements by DO McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave, Fort Wayne.
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Betty L. Junior

March 31, 1931 - June 3, 2019

Betty L. Junior, 88, passed away on June 3, 2019. She was born on March 31, 1931 in Fort Wayne, Indiana the daughter of the late Fred and Hazel Woods. Betty worked at G.E. and went on to retire from Power Wheels. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening and playing bingo. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Forkert; and grandchildren, Trevin Forkert, Kyla Forkert, and Shawn Junior. She was...
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Margueretta E. Coleman

June 2, 2019

Margueretta E Coleman, 95, of New Haven, passed away on June 2, 2019. Born on September 30, 1923, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Edith (Sarber) Porter; and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #432, of Fort Wayne, for 68 years. She is survived by her son, John A (Lois) Coleman; daughter-in-law, Shari Musgrave; grandson, Adam Coleman; and several nieces...
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Rande L. Church

May 30, 2019

Rande L. Church, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Arrangements by D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Scott William Simpson

May 30, 2019

Scott William Simpson, age 55 of Fort Wayne, IN, left this earth on May 31th, 2019. He was born on June 20th, 1963 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Scott moved to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico in 1978. He attended and graduated from the local high school. Scott enrolled at NMSU Las Cruces, New Mexico and earned his B.S. degree in Computer Science. He went on to earn his Masters Degree in Business...
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Marilyn L. Mueller-Rowley

May 29, 2019

Marilyn L. Mueller- Rowley, 80, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2019. She was born on June 27, 1938 in Wolf Lake, Indiana to the late Clyde and Laura Bell (Londt) Walker. She retired from Magnavox. She was a member of Good Shepard Church, Delta Sigma Capa, and The Red Hat Society. She was an avid gardener, liked to cook, and spend time with her grandchildren. Marilyn loved...
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Robert E. Karn

May 28, 2019

Robert E. Karn, 64, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Life Care Center in Rochester, Indiana. He was born in Fort Wayne and served honorably in the United States Marine Corps. He drove truck for a living and enjoyed playing billiards. Surviving are his children, Steven Baysinger, Annette (Charles) Noble, Robert Eugene Karn II, Clarence (Rachel) Baysinger, Elizabeth (Josh Rhodes) Karn,...
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Jean Ann (Brielmaier) Shipka

May 24, 2019

Jean Ann (Brielmaier) Shipka, 79, of Fort Wayne, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 24, 2019. Jean was born on July 27, 1939, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of late Fred and Lucille Brielmaier. Jean graduated from Central Catholic High school in 1957 then met and fell in love with John Marvin Shipka who she married on May 29, 1965. John preceded her in death in 1981. Jean worked for Lincoln...
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Sara Sally Brielmaier

May 19, 2019

Sara "Sally" Brielmaier, 77 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away Sunday, May 19th after a short battle with cancer. She was a loving mother, best friend and will be missed greatly. She will forever be loved and in our hearts. Sara was an aficionado and collector of snowmen and tablecloths and the family wishes to share their condolences to QVC for the loss of a valued Gold Member. She is survived by...
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Clarence William Figel

May 16, 2019

Clarence William Figel, Jr.94 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away May 16, 2019. He was born to the late Clarence W. and Melinda (Irmscher) Figel on December 25, 1924. He was the former owner of Figel Construction Co. Clarence proudly served his country during World War II. He was a 50 year member of the Summit City Lodge #170 F &AM. Clarence is survived by his children, Terry M. Figel, Patrick W....
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Terrence (Terry) Jack Gleave

May 15, 2019

Terrence "Terry" Jack Gleave, 72, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Buffalo, New York to the late Norman Hamilton Gleave and Alice Ethal Pixley. He was a 1964 graduate of Hutchinson Technical High School in Buffalo, New York. He then attended Indiana Institute of Technology in 1968 and graduated with a bachelor's in civil...
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Jackie Lee Ketron

May 11, 2019

Jackie Lee Ketron, 61, of New Haven, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019. He was born to the late Lloyd and Ines (Tabor) Ketron on September 8, 1957. Jackie is survived by his sons, Lee (Kelly) Ketron and Josh (Logan) Ketron; grandchildren, Peyton and Gideon Ketron; brother, Roger Ketron; and nieces, Amanda Ketron Allen and Daisy Harnish. Along with his parents, he was also preceded in...
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Ruth A. Malich

May 8, 2019

Ruth A. Malich, our dear mother, passed away at age 96 1/2, on May 8, 2019, at the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Born in San Benito, Texas in 1922 to Jakob and Elsie (Christensen) Schneider. She was the third of eight children. She was married in 1947 and blessed with four children. She will be met by her Heavenly Father, her husband of 56 years, H.I. "Irv" Malich, and her...
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