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Gertrude (Gertie) Fink Jones

January 18, 2019

Gertrude "Gertie" Fink Jones, 91, died at home on January 18, 2019 after a losing battle with cancer. Before moving to Churubusco to be closer to her children, Gertie lived in her hometown of Fort Wayne. Gertie married Donald jones in 1947, they had four daughters during that marriage. Gertie was a member of Northside missionary church, a church her family helped to build, since the age of three....
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Revella M. Kolkman

January 14, 2019

Revella M. Kolkman, 86 passed away, Monday January 14, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, born to the late Clarence and Emma Young. Revella was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, James H. Kolkman of Fort Wayne, IN: children, Timothy (Karen) Harpel, Claudell (Steven)...
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Naomi E. Erb

January 8, 2019

Naomi E. Erb, 96 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away January 8, 2019 at Lutheran Life Village-Pine Valley. She was the daughter of Fred and Lydia (Bartels) Erb. Naomi is survived by her niece, Ellen Gill of Noblesville, IN, and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her siblings, Frederick Erb, Adeline Albro, Mary Louise Steinbauer, and her nephew Fred Albro. ...
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Max McKinley

January 8, 2019

Max McKinley, 14, passed away January 8th, 2019 peacefully at home. Max was the beloved pet of Bill McKinley and Matt Inlow. Max was a loyal companion who will be deeply missed. He was the office dog of American Heritage Trails and greeted everyone with a friendly welcome. Max made friends wherever he went and touched the hearts of everyone. Calling will be Monday January 14th, 2019 from 4-8 pm...
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Kathleen Sue Williams

January 7, 2019

Kathleen Sue Williams, known as Miss Sue to many, 84 of Fort Wayne, Indiana died on January 7, 2019. Sue was born July 6, 1934 in Lima, Ohio. She is the daughter of the late Harry Randall and late Lois Kephart Major. On February 25, 1956 she was united in marriage in Cincinnati, Ohio to Thomas J. Williams who preceded her in death. Raised in Lima, Ohio, she graduated from Lima High School in...
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Deborah Lynn Cruse Aune

January 5, 2019

Deborah Lynn Cruse Aune, 68, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away on January 5, 2019. She was born on March 24, 1950 in Cincinnati, OH, the daughter of the late Thomas and Shirley Cruse of Greenhills, OH. She was a graduate of Greenhills High School in Greenhills, OH. Debi got her start in the health care field as a LPN at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was one of the first paid...
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Shirley M. Cupa

January 5, 2019

Shirley M. Cupa, 89, passed away on January 5, 2019. She was born on September 7, 1929 in Philadelphia, PA. Surviving are her children, Judith Stickney, Ronald (Carol) Dierkes, and Janeen (Tom) Parrish; step-son, Rick (Cheri) Cupa; 12 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; siblings, Betty Davis; and half-sister, Arleen Patch. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Cupa; 4 grandchildren;...
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Brenda Lee Holt-Bergman

January 3, 2019

Brenda Lee Holt-Bergman, 60, passed away on January 3, 2019. She was stubbornly determined and fought a hard battle with COPD for several years. She was born on December 29, 1958 in Fort Wayne, IN. Brenda graduated from North Side High School class of 1977. Brenda worked at MCL, Lincoln Life for approximately ten years and went on to work at Waterfield, Kroger, WalMart. She loved her children,...
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Carolyn Richardson

January 1, 2019

Carolyn Richardson, 83, passed away peacefully in her New Haven home, surrounded by her family on New Years' Day, 2019. Carolyn was proudly a woman of God who led quite a life. She met Arthur Richardson at a picnic, married within a year, and were together for 43 years before he passed away. One night when they were out for dinner, Carolyn sang along with the piano player, who thought she was...
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Kenneth Leroy Schimtt

December 31, 2018

Kenneth Leroy Schmitt, 80, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 31, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. Ken was born and raised in Ft Wayne, Indiana to Roy and Helen Schmitt. Upon graduation from high school, Ken enlisted in the military and shortly after married Marlyn Jean Lothamer. He served 10 years in the Navy followed by 10 years in the Air Force retiring as MSGT...
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Russell S. Sunday

December 31, 2018

Russell S. Sunday, 94, passed away Monday, December 31, 2018 at St. Anne Home in Fort Wayne. He was born in Chicago, Illinois to the late Ralph and Opal Sunday. He was a graduate of South Side High School in 1943. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and was an interior designer, working with Maiers Inc. as a display manager for 36 years and for D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Homes as...
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Barbara Jean McLaughlin

December 28, 2018

Barbara Jean McLaughlin, 89, of Tomball Texas, Formerly of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on December 28, 2018 in Texas. She was born on May 29, 1929 in Fort Wayne, IN to John Bauman and Ella Marie Chapman. In 1947, she graduated from Elmhurst High School. After high school, she completed Nursing School at St. Joseph Nursing College in Fort Wayne. Barbara worked as a Registered Nurse for St....
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Floy Irene (Parr) Grimm

December 27, 2018

FLOY IRENE (PARR) GRIMM, 107, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. Born Dec. 15, 1911, in Salem Township, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Augustus and Ella (VanPelt) Parr. Floy was the owner of Floy Dee's Beauty Salon. She was a charter member of the Genealogy Society of Allen County and a past member of Carroll Road Christian Church. In her spare time she enjoyed oil painting and...
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Phyllis M. Klecka

December 27, 2018

Phyllis M. Klecka, 85, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on December 27, 2018 at Heritage Park Retirement Community. She was born on May 27, 1933 in Fort Wayne, IN to Carl E. and E. Loveta (Clouse) Van Horn. Phyllis graduated from South Side High School in 1951. After high school, she worked at GenTel for a short period of time. She then went to work at G.C. Murphy & Company where she met the...
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Floy Irene (Parr) Grimm

December 27, 2018

Floy Irene (Parr) Grimm, 107, passed away on December 27, 2018. She was born in Salem Township, Indiana on December 15, 1911, the daughter of the late Augustus and Ella (VanPelt) Parr. Floy was the owner of Floy Dee's Beauty Salon. She was a charter member of the Genealogy Society of Allen County and a past member of Carroll Road Christian Church. In her spare time she enjoyed oil painting and...
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Virginia (Ginny) A. Gray

December 27, 2018

Virginia (Ginny) A. Gray, age 90, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at her home. Ginny was born on 4-18-1928 in Muskegon, MI to William H. and Hazel W. (Hillier) Dostert. She graduated from Muskegon Heights High School. On August 27, 1948, she married her husband of 70 years, Jack Gray in Muskegon, MI. Survivors include her husband, children; Kym (Kevin) Kaiser of...
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Dorothy M. Stroh

December 27, 2018

Dorothy M. Stroh, 97, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Parkview Randallia Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne to the late Perry and Mae Miller. Surviving is her son, Barry (Sharon) Stroh and granddaughter, Traci (Brad) Hiatt. Dorothy was also proceeded in death by her husband, Donald Stroh. Burial at Lakeside Cemetery in Fremont, Indiana at a later date. To sign the...
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Ka'Leena Amaria Harris Jackson

December 23, 2018

Ka'leena Amaria Harris Jackson (also known as Mumahs) was born September 21st in Fort Wayne, Indiana around 8:16 pm. She brought immense joy to every life she touched during her brief 3 months on Earth. Her life was a unique gift to us that will forever live on. Her smiles was what always melted our heart. Her transition of life is proceeded into death by her grandfather James Lee Clark, and...
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Janet G. Crunkleton

December 23, 2018

Janet G. Crunkleton, 84, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018, in Fairfax, Virginia. She was born in Butler, Pennsylvania to the late Leonard and Gretchen LeSueur. Janet and her husband John moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1961. Janet retired from St. Joseph's Hospital where she spent the majority of her 30 years in Human Resources. She was a member of Arianas, Jack and Jill, and The Lively Set...
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Miriam H. Clevenger

December 20, 2018

Miriam H. Clevenger, 103, passed away on December 20, 2018. She was born May 6, 1915 in Parker City, Indiana. She was the daughter of the late Beryl R. Hill and Paul R. Hill. She graduated from Parker High School as valedictorian of her class and from Ball State Teachers College with certifications in Economics, History, Mathematics, and Business Education where she was a member of Pi Gamma Nu...
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J. Gail Escosa

December 15, 2018

J. Gail Escosa, 63, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne, to John Briscoe and Dorothy Escosa. She graduated from Northrop High School in 1973 and worked at Cafe Johnell and CASA Restaurants and was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. She was a gifted artist and exuded natural talent. She enjoyed reading and needlework. Above all,...
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Louise (Dewey) Gaunt

December 15, 2018

Louise "Dewey" Gaunt, 94, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Kingston Care in Fort Wayne. She was born to the late Carl and Esther Lotter. She was a 1942 graduate of North Side High School and was proud to be a North Side Redskin. Louise worked for L.S. Ayers for 30 years, retiring in 1997. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Above all, she was a devoted wife and mother....
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Martha D. Davenport

December 13, 2018

Martha D. Davenport, 92 passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the Lutheran Life Villages South Anthony. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Ray E. and Tressie F. Davenport and was a lifetime resident. She graduated from South Side High School in 1944 and attended Indiana University. Martha worked at GE for 16 years and at Lincoln Life for 12 years. She was a member of Simpson United...
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Jeanetta M. Wagner

December 12, 2018

Jeanetta M. Wagner, 102, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Bethlehem Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Wells County, IN to the late John and Altha Payne She was a member of Grace Brethren Church and worked for GTE for 26 years, retiring in 1978. After retirement, she sold Avon for 25 years. She enjoyed playing the organ at the Wawasee Lakeside Chapel...
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Dale R. Foltz

December 11, 2018

Dale R. Foltz, 79, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away on December 11, 2018, at St. Anne's Home and Retirement Community. Mr. Foltz was born on March 19, 1939, in Fort Wayne, to the late Charles R. and Lucille A. (Branning) Foltz. Dale was preceded in death by his sister, Bonnie Foltz. Dale worked at the Fort Wayne Airport Restaurant and Clems Café. A man of few words, Dale expressed how...
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Elvira M. Bentley

December 10, 2018

Elvira M. Bentley, 92, of Lake of the woods, Hudson, IN passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018 at her residence. Mrs. Bentley was born on September 30, 1926 in Fort Wayne, IN to Edward F. and Velma D. (Fiegel) Romary. She graduated from Northside High School in Fort Wayne. On November 14, 1952, she married Hubert Charles Bentley at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Angola, IN. Elvira retired...
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Kenneth Wayne Atteberry

December 9, 2018

Kenneth Wayne Atteberry, 67, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on December 9, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 14, 1950, the son of the late William Atteberry and Phyllis Reeves. Ken served in the US Army from 1970 to 1972 having been given a national defense service medal as well as sharpshooter. He worked as a lineman for Verizon/GTE until his retirement in...
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Nancy L. Krauskopf

December 9, 2018

Nancy L. Krauskopf, 75, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne to Noah and Bernice Humbarger. She graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School and was a 1965 graduate of Ball State University where she earned her associates degree from the Miller College of Business. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church and the...
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Kenneth Wayne Atteberry

December 9, 2018

Kenneth Wayne Atteberry, 67, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on December 9, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 14, 1950, the son of the late William Atteberry and Phyllis Reeves. Ken served in the US Army from 1970 to 1972 having been given a national defense service medal as well as sharpshooter. He worked as a lineman for Verizon/GTE until his retirement in...
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Gaylord Roland Gaines

December 4, 2018

Gaylord Roland Moore Gaines, age 71, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at his residence. He was born on August 22, 1947 in Fort Wayne, IN to Frederick S. and Reola C. (Williams) Moore. Gaylord graduated from Central High School and then continued his education at Ivy tech Community College where he earned multiple Associate degrees to include Computer Programming...
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Robert Charles "Bob" Ross

December 2, 2018

My hero's journey is over on earth and a new one begin. I'm forever grateful I got to walk by his side along the way. Robert Charles "Bob" Ross, 75 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away December 2, 2018. He was born February 3, 1943 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Roy and Marguerite (Williams) Ross. Bob was a Fort Wayne South Side High School graduate in 1961 where he participated in football and track. He...
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Leroy Frederick Hettinger, Jr.

December 1, 2018

Leroy Frederick Hettinger, Jr.61, passed on from this world on December 1, 2018. He was born in Ft. Wayne to the Late Leroy F. and Lois Joan (Mitten) Hettinger, Sr. Leroy loved his family, loved to roller skate and was very good at it. He was our "Santa" and he had a great sense of humor. He leaves behind his loving partner Dora Curry; son Bradley S. Hettinger; daughter, Melissa Hettinger and...
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Cornelius Dewayne Patterson

December 1, 2018

Infant Cornelius Dewayne Patterson passed away December 1, 2018. He is survived by his parents Amber Sims and Cardell Patterson Sr. Services handled by D.O. McComb and Sons.
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Joan Retha (Snyder) Klenke

December 1, 2018

Joan Retha (Snyder) Klenke age 88 of Fort Wayne was called home by her Savior on Saturday December 1st. She was the eldest daughter of James and Alma (Vanhorn) Snyder. She graduated with the class of 1948 from Central High School. She worked for Fort Wayne Paint and Wallpaper Company, then Lincoln National Life Insurance Company. In 1991 she retired from the office of Dr. Gregory Stouder...
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Lynn Barva

November 30, 2018

Lynn Barva, age 59, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Barva was born on September 5, 1959 in Fort Wayne, son of Edward Joseph Barva and Ollie Mae (Kessinger) Vought. On September 4, 1981, Lynn married Mary Jordan in Fort Wayne. Lynn loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Mary Barva, sons; Jeremy...
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Patricia Ann House

November 29, 2018

Patricia Ann House, 82 passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Golden Years Nursing Home in Fort Wayne, IN. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne. Patricia graduated from Central Catholic High School. She was a faithful member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Patricia worked at F.H Landsenkamp Refrigeration and Heating, Anthony Wayne Bank and 22 years a Lincoln Life Insurance...
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Hilda G. Kimmel

November 25, 2018

Hilda G. Kimmel, 99, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 25, 2018. She was born in Allen County to the late Logan and Vida Chester. She worked United Farm Bureau Insurance Company and was a life-long member of Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church. She enjoyed dancing and playing cards. Surviving are her children, Trudy A. Feasel and Gwen E. Stickler; three grandchildren; four great...
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Colleen E. Fleck

November 25, 2018

Colleen E. Fleck, 90, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 25, 2018 in her residence. She was born in Toledo, OH to the late Ernest and Ruth Shank. She enjoyed cross-word puzzles and gardening. She was a devout wife and mother and cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving are her children, David (Linda) Fleck, Tom Fleck, Jim (Willa) Fleck, Cheryl (Tim) Gaskill, and Sandra ...
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Curtis T. Barker

November 24, 2018

Curtis T. Barker, 97 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away November 24, 2018. He was born June 22, 1921 in Cove, Arkansas to the late Corwin C. and Pearl (Hadaway) Barker. Curtis was a retired Truck Driver for J.A.T. He married the love of his life April 11, 1945 Gladys and he now joins her as she preceded him in death. He proudly served in the U S Army Air Corp during WWII and the Korean War. His...
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Diana J. Fark

November 27, 1940 - November 23, 2018

Diana J. Fark, 77, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. She was born on November 27, 1940, in Portland, IN to Mike J. and Elnora M. (Hannon) Hart. Diana married William C. Fark on December 30, 1957 in Angola, IN. She worked for Fort Wayne Wire and Die for many years in the repair department. Diana was a member of Risen Savior Church...
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Evan F. Pauly

November 18, 2018

Evan Pauly, 60, of Fort Wayne, passed Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Townehouse nursing facility, after many months of suffering the effects of a stroke that occurred during a routine cardiac catheterization procedure at Lutheran Hospital. Evan is survived by his mother Evelyn, brothers Thomas of CA and George of NC, nephews and a grandniece. His father Leonard passed in 1967 and sister Florence...
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Ellen M. VanAuken

November 18, 2018

Ellen M. VanAuken, 88, passed away Sunday November 18, in Auburn, Indiana. She was born in Auburn, Indiana to the late Howard L. and Mina P. (Mitchell) Carper. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church Ft Wayne and the manager of Nobbson's Clothing store in 1983. She loved her family and many friends; was active at the church, an avid quilter and eager to help anyone with a sewing project. ...
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David L. Smith

November 16, 2018

David L. Smith, 54, passed away on November 16, 2018. He was born on October 10, 1964. He worked as an auto mechanic for most of his working career. David enjoyed camping and spending time outdoors. Surviving are his spouse of 29 years, Jeff Kimmel; siblings, Kenneth Smith, Roger Smith, Paula Work, Mark Smith; honorary daughter, Dawn Arnett; grandson, Devan Arnett; mother, Mary "Ann" Smith; and...
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Thomas A. Hetrick

November 10, 2018

Thomas A. Hetrick, age 66, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Mr. Hetrick was born on September 26, 1952 in Fort Wayne, IN to Clayton and Roberta (Guethe) Hetrick. Tom attended North Side High School. He served his country honorably with the United States Army National Guard. On August 30, 1975, he married Judy...
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Jane Kipling

November 10, 2018

Jane Kipling, 55, passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2018 in Westfield, IN. A kind and gentle soul, she was the beloved daughter of Homer and Charlotte Kipling and was happiest when surrounded by family. She was an avid fan of anything created by Disney and most enjoyed working with puzzles, coloring, or Legos. A native and longtime resident of Fort Wayne, Jane moved to central Indiana in...
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Judie M. Howell

November 9, 2018

Judie M. Howell, 81 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away November 9, 2018. She was born November 24, 1936 in Kouts, IN to the late Lambert and Pearl (Pullins) Kneifel. Judie worked in the Accounting Department for Verizon/GTE for 21 years retiring in 1986. She is survived by her loving daughters, Barbara Pagliaro, Paula Hise, Vicki Howell, 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and her sister, Betty...
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Roy Peters, Jr.

November 8, 2018

Roy Peters Jr, Dad to his daughters, Papa to his grandchildren, and Bud to everyone else passed away peacefully at his home November 8. He celebrated his 93rd birthday with his family on August 18, 2018. He was a 1943 graduate of North Side High School and joined the Marines that year. He returned to work at GTE and Verizon retiring in 1990. He was a member for over 50 years of the Huntertown...
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Rita J. Bubb

November 8, 2018

Rita J Bubb, 76, died Thursday November 8, 2018 in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Ivo and Mary G. Bubb and was a lifetime resident. She graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1961. Rita worked in the dietary department at St. Joseph Hospital for 39 years and retired in 2005. She enjoyed working in the yard and tending to her flowers and was an avid animal lover...
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Jean M. Halberg

November 7, 2018

It is with deep sadness that the family of Mrs. Jean M. Halberg announces her passing. Jean died peacefully in her sleep on November 7th, 2018, at the age of 82, of complications from cancer. Jean was born on October 12, 1936 in Utica, NY, to Herbert and Sara Alsheimer. She attended Whitesboro High School followed by Bouve-Boston College at Tufts University and graduated in 1958 with a degree...
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Reyes Antonio Ibarra Zamora

November 5, 2018

Reyes Antonio Ibarra Zamora, 66, passed away November 5, 2018. Born in Agioita Coahuila, Mexico to Pedro and Maria Zamora. He retired from General Motors after 33 years. Reyes enjoyed bingo and fishing. He is survived by his wife of 46 years Maria Zamora, children, Reyes A. Zamora Jr., IN, Alfredo (Irene) Zamora, daughter Devora Zamora all of Fort Wayne, IN, 9 grandchildren, brother, Pedro Zamora...
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James (Jim) Timothy Purvis

November 5, 2018

James "Jim" Timothy Purvis, 55, of Fort Wayne passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018. Jim was born to John and Betty Purvis on May 5, 1963 in Bath County, Kentucky. He attended school in Fort Wayne. Jim worked many years in construction. He was known by family and friends affectionately as "Goober." Jim was a handy man who loved to tinker and work on various projects. He is survived by mother,...
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Robert Sides, Jr.

November 4, 2018

Robert Sides, Jr. 85 of New Haven, Indiana passed away November 4, 2018. He was born February 25, 1933 in Tullahoma, TN to the late Robert Sr. and Sara Pearl (Wisdom) Sides. Robert worked for the Parks and Recreation for the City of Fort Wayne, IN retiring in 1998 after 42 years. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 3 PM on Monday, November 19, 2018 at Concordia Cemetery 5300...
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Bobbie Ray Belcher

November 2, 2018

Bobbie Ray Belcher, 64, passed away on November 2, 2018. He was born on November 19, 1953 in Kentucky the son of the late William Belcher and Myrtle Farmer. Bobbie enjoyed the outdoors and enjoyed talking walks. He loved spending time with his great-nieces. Surviving are his brothers; Charles Belcher, Cornelius Belcher, and Edward Allen Belcher. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews...
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Lillian M. Gable Bail

November 2, 2018

Lillian M. Gable Bail, 100, passed away on November 2, 2018. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on August 5, 1918, the daughter of the late Frank and Blanche Gable. Lillian was a graduate of Southside High School. She is survived by children; John J (Joan) Bail Jr., Barbara A. (Mark) Bail-Levin, Phyllis K. (Jim) Bail-Still, Thomas E. (Anne) Bail; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. She was...
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Beth A. Thomas

October 30, 2018

Beth A. Thomas, 59 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away October 30, 2018. She was a faithful and active member of Harvester Missionary Church where she was a Greeter and worked in the Food Pantry. Beth is survived by her loving husband, Ben Thomas, children, A J Piatt, Nicole Martinez, Kelly Piatt, stepchildren, Khrishna Hale, Danica Thomas, Alyssa Thomas, 15 grandchildren, mother, Shirley Lyons, and...
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Pamela D. Keller

October 30, 2018

Pamela D. Keller, 73, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Pamela was a graduate of North Side High School and worked at Sears Service Center as a young adult. Later in life she worked at Atz for about 10 years. Surviving are her children, Jeff (Michelle) Keller, Erinn Keller, Kim Keller, and Denise Keller; siblings, Maureen (Tim) York, Doug Swain, Barrie Drew,...
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Ernest E. Young

October 30, 2018

Ernest E. Young, 77, passed away on October 30, 2018. He was born in Kendallville, IN on October 14, 1941, the son of the late Preston and Eva (Snyder) Young. Ernest served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1967 as a Medical Lab Assistant. He also obtained his bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Indiana Tech. His hobbies included playing Table Tennis at the community center. He also enjoyed playing...
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Carol Ann Dunn

October 28, 2018

Carol Ann Dunn, age 74, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at her residence. She was born on December 18, 1943, in Fort Wayne, IN to Frederick Winicker and Margaret E. Corbat. Carol graduated from high school then continued her education at International Business College in Fort Wayne. On January 8, 1966, she married Ronald D. Dunn Sr. at the Cathedral in Fort Wayne. ...
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Jo Van Collins

October 27, 2018

Joe Van Collins, 73, went home to be with the Lord on October 27, 2018. He was born in Kenver, Kentucky on March 2, 1945, the son of the late Henry and Mattie Collins. Joe served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged as a Sargent. Joe retired from the State Developmental Center as a Supervisor in 2007. Joe served as a volunteer chaplain at Lutheran Hospital for many...
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Kathleen M. Merritt

October 27, 2018

Kathleen M. Merritt, 73 of Wolcottville, IN passed away October 27, 2018. She was the Director of IT Services at Starcraft RV for numerous years. Kathleen is survived by her son Frederick J. (Nancy) Merritt, grandson, Lucas F. Merritt, her brother, James (Linda) Lacey, and brother-in-law, Jack Buskey. She is preceded in death by her husband, Fred B. Merritt, parents, James L. and Mary K. ...
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Olga Yurkova

October 25, 2018

Olga Yurkova, age 55, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. She was born on October 1, 1963 in Chisinau, Capital of the Republic of Moldova, to the late Gregory Yurkov and Nina Yurkova, and was a musical gift to the community of Fort Wayne as Principal Second Violinist of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. She dedicated her life to...
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Melissa Thomson

October 24, 2018

Melissa Thomson, 61, unexpectedly passed away on October 24, 2018. She was born July 4, 1957 in Bowling Green, KY. Melissa was a Northrop High school Graduate. She obtained a Fine Arts Degree from IPFW. She was an artist, seamstress and milliner with a passion for all things with class, beauty and elegance. Surviving are her daughter, Michaela (Rob) Weir; grandchildren, Penelope Null and Veda...
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Joan Mary (Obergfell) Couch

October 24, 2018

Joan Mary (Obergfell) Couch, 91, finished a life well-lived to join "Her EverLoving" husband Howard in heaven on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, she grew up on Hanna Street across from Weisser Park where she learned to play tennis with her sisters and other neighborhood children inspiring a life-long love of the game. Joan was a multiple city tennis tournament champion,...
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Elizabeth (Libby) Ann Owens

October 22, 2018

Elizabeth "Libby" Ann Owens, 69, passed away in Indianapolis on October 22, 2018. She was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas on November 18, 1948, the daughter of the late Mike and Mary Kacala. Libby followed her parents to France, and many states throughout the US while her father served in the Army. She obtained a Bachelor's Degree from Indiana University. Libby worked at Lutheran Social Services and...
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Elizabeth (Libby) Ann Owens

October 22, 2018

Elizabeth "Libby" Ann Owens, 69, passed away in Indianapolis on October 22, 2018. She was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas on November 18, 1948, the daughter of the late Mike and Mary Kacala. Libby followed her parents to France, and many states throughout the US while her father served in the Army. She obtained a Bachelor's Degree from Indiana University. Libby worked at Lutheran Social Services and...
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Doris Jean Zwick

October 21, 2018

Doris Jean Zwick, 95, of Ft. Wayne began her heavenly journey, Sunday, Oct. 21st. She had been a resident at Lutheran Life Village, Pine Valley since 2015 receiving loving and gracious care from their staff. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Born August 23, 1923, she was the only daughter of the late Edward Killian and Bertha (Tonkel) Killian. Her love of school began at Franklin...
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Herold A. Tonak

October 20, 2018

Herold A. Tonak, age 67, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Tonak was born on January 5, 1951 in Minnesota to Calvin and Lois (Strahm) Tonak. He graduated from Northside High School. He served his country honorably during the Vietnam War with the United States Navy. Herold worked as a mechanic for Navastar for over 30 years before retiring. On...
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Joe I. Pee, Jr.

October 18, 2018

Joe I Pee Jr., 83, passed away peacefully at home early Thursday morning on October 18, 2018. He was born in Everett, PA on April 29, 1935, the son of the late Joe and Elinor Pee. Joe served in the Navy during the Korean conflict. He was a member of VFW Post 82, Navy Club Ship 245, St. Joe Athletic Club, and Crescent Avenue United Methodist. Joe was in the Automotive Sales Industry and worked as...
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Jacob Henry (Jake) Feichter , VIII

October 17, 2018

Jacob Henry Feichter VIII, "Jake", age 101 ½, passed away on October 17, 2018. An active Realtor® for over 70 years, Jake rehabbed 1,000+ area houses, working to help others have homes of their own. He served as president of the Upstate Alliance of Realtors®, and was a member of the local, state and national Associations of Realtors® and Associations of Home Builders. He was honored...
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Sarah Jane (McGrath) Carmona

October 15, 2018

Sarah Jane Carmona (McGrath), 78 years old, a resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana, died surrounded by family at her home on Monday, October 15, 2018. She was born to George and Collette McGrath (ne: Freistroffer). She grew up in Fort Wayne and attended St. Jude Elementary and Central Catholic High School. She earned an Associate Degree from Purdue University. She was Executive Secretary at Magnavox...
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Andrew (Drew) E. Ditton

October 13, 2018

Andrew "Drew" E. Ditton, 18 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away unexpectedly October 13, 2018. Drew was born May 3, 2000 in Warsaw, IN to Donald E. Ditton, Jr. and Katherine M. (Guetschow) Elias. He was a graduate of Snider High School and loved spending time with friends, playing the guitar and loved his four legged friends, Luna, Shilo, Chloe, Roxie and Rocky. He is survived by his mother,...
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Steven (Pookie) Godfrey

October 12, 2018

Steven "Pookie" Godfrey, 47, passed away Friday, October 12, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Pookie worked as an application analyst for AT&T for 11 years. Previously Pookie worked at Comcast. He taught early childhood development at Crescent Avenue Church. He enjoyed photography, music and being at the lake. Above all Pookie enjoyed spending time with his family, and friends. Surviving...
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Robert Dale Sowers, Sr.

October 10, 2018

Robert Dale Sowers Sr., 30, passed away on October 10, 2018. He is survived by his mother, Cheryl (Timothy) Kelly; devoted companion, Krystal Gramling-Sowers; son, Robert Sowers Jr.; sister, Amber (Nate) Sowers-Herd; step-sisters, Margo Kelly and Mary (Jarod) Kelly-Brown; and step-brother, Michael (Chriss) Kelly. Funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at D.O. McComb...
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Alice M. Schuhler

October 9, 2018 - October 9, 2018

Alice M Schuhler, died in Fort Wayne, IN on Oct 9, 2018 at 93. Born in Fort Wayne, IN on Feb.6, 1925. She graduated from South Side High School in 1943 and then worked as a machinist at GE till the end of WWII. She married William Schuhler in 1945, while he was in the navy, and were married 61 years until his death in 2006. They were preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Cerilda Fisher,...
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Bonnie J. Pappert

October 9, 2018

Bonnie J. Pappert, 95, died Tuesday at St Anne Retirement Home. Born in Akron, Ohio and was a member of St. Jude Catholic. Bonnie was a homemaker and a waitress for the Venice Restaurant and the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include; two sons, Tom of Fort Wayne and Kevin E. (Cindy) of New Haven; daughter, Jill A. (Rick) Stonebraker of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren;...
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Patricia S. Igney

October 5, 2018

Patricia S. Igney, age 77, died Friday October, 5, 2018 at Visiting Nurse of Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Paul and Elizabeth Igney. Patricia graduated from South Side High School in 1959. She work at GTE for 36 years and retired in 1995. After retirement she worked at Stuart Manufacturing for an additional six years. Patricia enjoyed watching movies, police shows,...
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Phyllis M. Barrand

October 4, 2018

Phyllis M. Barrand, 91, died peacefully in her home on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Phyllis was a 1945 North Side High School graduate and a member of Rho Zeta Chi Sorority. She worked at G.C. Murphy for 42 years, retiring in 1985. She was a life-time member of Forest Park Methodist Church and. She was a loving caregiver to her mother and a dog lover. She...
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Brenda G. Pence

October 3, 2018

Brenda G. Pence, 67, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Battletown, Kentucky, Brenda worked with Parkview Hospital for 30 years. She never met a person she did not see the good in. Brenda found her true purpose on November 15, 1996 and again on November 1, 2004 when she officially became NaNa to Jalen and Nia. They are her world and in...
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Mike St. John II

October 3, 2018

MIKE ST. JOHN II, 97, of Fort Wayne, Ind., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Born May 15, 1921 in New Orleans, La., he was a son of the late Edward M. and Eugenie (Markey) St. John. He served his country proudly in World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a pilot and over 20 years in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He was retired from Dana Corp. as the Assistant Plant Manager after 36 years of...
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Donald Eugene Ahr

October 1, 2018

Donald Eugene Ahr, 77, passed away on October 1, 2018. He was born in Decatur, IN on September 6, 1941, the son of the late Frederick and Marie Ahr. Don married Mary Lou Ahr on December 24, 1982. He was a charter member along with his wife of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Ft. Wayne, IN. Don used to enjoy bowling, golfing and model railroading, and currently model ship building. He worked as...
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Ruthie J. Groves

September 29, 2018

Ruthie J. Groves, 86 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away September 29, 2018. She was a Teacher for the Fort Wayne Community Schools for 42 years retiring in 2004. Ruthie was a graduate of Central High School and St. Francis College. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Ruthie is preceded in death by her parents, Vernon Ray and Ruth (Tigges) Castle, and her husband, James K. Groves....
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Barbara J. Mackey

September 28, 2018

Barbara J. Mackey, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 86, passed away Friday September 28, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. She was born in Lowell, Indiana to the late Leo and Ruth (Turner) Dierks. She retired from Lincoln Financial Group in 1992 after 37 years of service. She married James C. Mackey, August 6, 1955, who preceded her in death in 1991. Surviving are her sisters Dee Wagner, Columbus,...
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Doris G. Bailey

September 26, 2018

Doris G. Bailey, 98, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Ann Arbor, MI, Doris worked as a secretary with her family's milk delivery service for 21 years. She was a member of Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star, and Beta Sigma Phi. Surviving are her children Fred (Sonja) Bailey of Fort Wayne,...
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Carolyn A. Loshe

September 26, 2018

Carolyn A. Loshe, 84, passed away on September 26, 2018 at Ossian Health and Rehab. She was born on December 2, 1933 in Fort Wayne, IN. Carolyn attended South Side High School. She married the love of her life, Donald and spent 60 years together before his passing. Carolyn's favorite game was a dice game called "Shut the Box," she also loved playing board games with her husband while he was...
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David Stephenson

September 26, 2018

David Stephenson, 69, died quietly in his sleep at his home in West Central neighborhood on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 . He is survived by his 3 brothers; nieces and nephews. Memorial service to be determined at a later date. There are no services at this time per David's request. Arrangements entrusted to the care of D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home.
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Ronald L. Kaiser

September 25, 2018

Ronald L. Kaiser, 82, passed away on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at Heritage Park. Mr. Kaiser was born on July 20, 1936 in Columbus, OH and grew up in Springfield, OH and Fort Wayne, IN. Ron served his country honorably in Tokyo, Japan during the Korean War with the United States Air Force. He was an employee at Coliseum Montgomery Ward and Harris Kayot. Ron was also self-employed as an...
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Ernest (Ernie) Walter

September 24, 2018

Ernest "Ernie" Walter, 88 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away September 24, 2018. Ernie was born to the late Adolph and Anna (Muller) Walter in Fort Wayne, Indiana on February 23, 1930. Ernie graduated in 1948 from Central Catholic High School and joined the Marine Corp where he saw action in the Korean War. Upon Ernie's return from the war he married Marian Minnick February 16, 1952, whom she...
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Loretta Barnes

September 24, 2018

Loretta Barnes, 93, passed away on September 24, 2018. She was born on February 21, 1925 in Middlesboro Kentucky, the daughter of the late Thomas and Bessie Mae Gray. She was married to Leo A Barnes and worked as a Nurse's Aide at St. Anne's Nursing Home until her retirement in 1996. She was a collector of dolls and various keepsakes. She is survived by her son, Mike (Twila) Barnes; grandchildren...
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Frederick R. Dillon

September 20, 2018

Frederick R. Dillon, 72, passed away on September 20, 2018 in his home in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Gary, IN on September 15, 1946 to the late James and Effie Dillon. Frederick graduated from Gary Roosevelt High School. Before being drafted in to the US Army he was attending Miles College in Birmingham, Alabama. After serving he then returned to Gary Indiana and worked at U.S. Steele in Gary...
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Courtney Marie Ertel-Brown

September 20, 2018

Courtney Marie Ertel-Brown, 24, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2018 in New Haven, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN to Todd Ertel and Shawna Gunder. Courtney was a graduate of New Haven High School. Always being a hard worker, she worked through high school at Golden Years Nursing Home. Most recently, she worked with WaterFurnace International. Courtney was a devoted mother and loved...
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Deborah Jo Arnold Pickett

September 18, 2018

Deborah Jo Arnold Pickett, 69, of Fort Wayne died Tuesday at home. This Fort Wayne native was a graduate of North Side High School of 1966. She was former employee at Lincoln National Life Insurance Co. and ran a home day care service for over 30 years. She volunteered for the American Heart Association. She was a tireless homemaker, loving mother and grandmother, and support to all her family....
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Suzanne Klug

September 17, 2018

Suzanne Klug, 73, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018 at her residence. Mrs. Klug was born on June 28, 1945 in Fort Wayne, to the late Bernard and Virginia Franklin. Suzanne graduated from North Side High School in Fort Wayne. In May of 1978, she married the love of her life Robert G. Klug in Fort Wayne. Suzanne was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family,...
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April L. Fox-Hogle

September 14, 2018

April L. Fox-Hogle, 37, passed away Friday, September 14, 2018 in Whiting, IN. Born in Fort Wayne, April loved her four children and her family. Surviving are her children, Andrew (McKenna) Fox, Skyler (Courtney) Hogle, Elizabeth Hogle, and Isabelle Hogle; mother Christi Goble; grandchildren, Carson Fox and McKaylyn Fox; siblings, Leah (Adrian) Dennis, Faun Terry, and Clinton (Dolores) Goble....
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Linda Lu Patrick Hickox McCreary

September 13, 2018

Linda Lu Patrick Hickox McCreary passed on September 13, 2018. Known as Louie, she was born on November 5, 1937 to the late Delma Clarence Patrick and Hilda McCain Patrick, in Parker City, Indiana. The family moved to Auburn, Indiana shortly after. Louie was a 1955 graduate of Auburn High School. Louie started working in the Ft. Wayne Memorial Coliseum ticket sales office in 1982 and retired as...
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Marcella E. Ostman

September 12, 2018

Marcella E. Ostman, 95 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away September 12, 2018. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Fort Wayne, IN and worked many years with Catholic Charities. She is survived by her children, Mary (Gary) Thompson, Chuck (Wymema) Ostman, Jane (Ralph) Reppert, Anne (Chris) Watson, 17 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren. Marcella was preceded in death by her parents,...
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William (Bill) E. Cantrell

September 8, 2018

William "Bill" E. Cantrell, 71, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Covington Manor in Fort Wayne. Mr. Cantrell was born on May 31, 1947, in Long Island, New York to the late Lee and Dolores (Frazier) Cantrell. Bill attended North Side High School in Fort Wayne. He served his country honorably with the United States Navy and Marine Reserves. Bill worked at Value City...
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Alvie J. Hill

September 7, 2018

Alvie J. Hill, 95, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018 at home with his family by his side. Mr. Hill was born on March 17, 1923, in Sycamore, Ohio to the late Harley E. and Della S. (Rose) Hill. He graduated from McCutchenville, Ohio High School. Alvie served his country honorably with the Unites States 8th Army Air Corp., San Antonio, TX as an instructor on heavy...
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Joseph H. Moser

September 7, 2018

Joseph H. Moser, 85, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 when the angels took him to be with the Lord that he loved, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Bluffton, IN, Joseph worked with Rogers Markets for 40 years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of the American Legion, Post #111, Bluffton, IN and served honorably in the U.S. Navy. Joseph was a kind and loving man who...
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Joan Elaine (Fruitt) Franklin

September 3, 2018

Joan Elaine (Fruitt) Franklin, 92, our dear mother, passed away on September 3, 2018 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home. Born May 10, 1926 in Kosciusko County, Indiana to the late Floyd and Josephine Fruitt. She enjoyed working at Sears for 26 years in the Hearing Aid Department and was a member First Christian Church where she was a choir member and food bank helper. She is survived by two...
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Floyd P. Affolder

September 2, 2018

Floyd P. Affolder, 75, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Floyd worked with BF Goodrich for 32 years, retiring in 1997. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed, fishing, water sports, being at the lake, and gardening. He was very active in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He will be dearly missed. Surviving are his wife...
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