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Albert (June) Tabron

May 22, 2016

Albert Tabron (June), 72, departed this life on May 22, 2016. Surviving are children: Nina (Paul) Caldwell; Chamessa (Virgil) Tharp; Brittney Tabron; Albert Christopher Tabron, Jr.; and Tony Williams; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters: Marie Dunston, Rose Franklin, Dora Eli, and Carolyn Braxton; and brother, Larry Tabron. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin...
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Bryan E. Todd

May 17, 2016

Bryan E. Todd, 66, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Surviving are his son, Patrick (Kim) Todd; daughter, Karen (Jason Sr.) Weikart; sister, Darlene (George) Marler; 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 3 step-daughters; 1 step-son; 8 step-grandchildren; 6 step great-grandchildren; and niece, Sandy Woosley. Bryan was preceded in death by his parents Clarence Elmer and Miriam Jean Todd....
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James P. Boschet

May 15, 2016

James P. Boschet, 81, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Lutheran Life Villages. Surviving are his wife, Helen C. Boschet; children, Susan Hull, David Boschet, Deborah (Karl) Bielan, Thomas Boschet, Linda Boschet, Diana Ervin; grandchildren, Jeremy Hardwick, Andre Hull, Dana Ervin, and Taylor Abdon; sisters, Glenda Remaklus, Roselyn (Jerry) Roth and Judy (Tom) Auer. Memorials may be made to St....
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Randall R. Sorg

May 3, 2016

Randall R. Sorg, 57, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fort Wayne surrounded by his family. Born in Fort Wayne, Randy retired in 2011 as a civilian contractor with the Air National Guard where he served for 24 years. He was a member of St Joseph Catholic Church, Hessen Cassel, a 4th degree Knight of Columbus, and a member of the Sons of the Legion Post #296. ...
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Betty Margaret (Kocher) Peters

March 23, 1924 - May 1, 2016

Betty Margaret (Kocher) Peters, was born on March 23rd, 1924 and passed away on May 1st, 2016. She was born to Oliver and Sophia (Roper) Kocher, in Huntington, IN. Betty was an active member and volunteer for the Waynedale United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She also volunteered at the Embassy Theater for over 24 years. Betty worked well into her 80's for the Fort Wayne Rehabilitation...
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Richard H. Osborn

April 27, 2016

Richard H. Osborn, 73, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016. He was a member of Fellowship Missionary Church for over 30 years. Surviving are his wife, Karen Sue Osborn; sisters, Mary Osborn and Charlotte Ratliff, 5 nephews and 1 niece. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Violet Osborn and brothers, Virgil and Kenneth Osborn. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Memorials may...
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Anita L. Weyer

April 26, 2016

Anita L. Weyer, 70, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Findlay, Ohio, Anita worked as an office manager with Ernst Truck Equipment for 12 years, retiring in 2006. She was a member of the BSA Troop 38. Anita was passionate and active with the Native American Nation and their customs. She loved her family and cherished her grandchildren. Surviving are her...
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Robert (Bobby) C. York

April 7, 2016

Robert "Bobby" C. York, 62, continued his life in Heaven on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at I.U. Medical Center in Indianapolis. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Bobby worked as a Telecommunication Specialist with ITT. He loved riding his Harley Davidson, and most of all he loved his family. Surviving are his wife, Theresa York; his children, Rosita York; Christa (Josh) Sullinger; Robert (Jill) York II; ...
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Don W. Wyneken

April 5, 2016

Don W. Wyneken, 87, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Don graduated from North Side High School and earned his JD from Valparaiso University. During his tenure at college he was loving known by his fraternity as "Roach." He was an attorney with Blume, Wyneken, Connelly, Jordan and Stucky for 35 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of...
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Nina B. Coleman

March 31, 2016

Nina B. Coleman, 101, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughters, Marsha A. (Dale) Baird of Hoagland, IN; Donna J. Evard of Doylestown, OH; Ruth E. (Kal) Kallio of Santee, SC; grandchildren, Ron (Jennifer) Wilson, Robyn (Jeffrey) Smith, Jason Baird, Susan McGrade, Jodi Baird, Seth Baird, Tracy (Charlotte) Evard, Trent ...
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Franklin (Dell) Jackson

March 27, 2016

Franklin "Dell" Jackson, 83, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016. Surviving are his daughters, Loretta Avila of Angola and Cynthia (William) Volk of Yoder, IN; sons, William P. (Pam) Jackson of Huntertown and David L. Jackson of Fort Wayne; step-children: Jack, Kathi, and Edward Scharringhausen; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. Franklin was preceded in death...
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Diana S. Tewell

March 22, 2016

Diana S. Tewell, 63, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Decatur, IN; Diana worked as a Q.M.A. with University Park Nursing Center for 33 years, retiring in 2014. She was passionate about helping others, cooking, and playing cards. Surviving are her father, William H. Kahn; husband, Michael Tewell of Fort Wayne; brothers, William H. Kahn of Fort Wayne, Larry T. Kahn of...
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Doris Muha Paurice

March 18, 2016

Doris Muha Paurice, 89, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, IN. Doris was a graduate of Central High School and worked as an office manager with Hillman K. Company for 14 years, retiring in 1978. She was a loyal member of First Wayne Street United Methodist Church since 1936 and devoted her life to loving and caring for her family and friends. She also cherished the community...
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Milton Aschliman

March 13, 2016

Milton Aschliman, 97, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2016. Surviving are his wife, Helen Aschliman; son, Bob (Judy) Aschliman; daughter, Barbara Aschliman; granddaughter, Melissa (Chris) McGee; great-grandchildren, Thomas and Michael McGee; brothers, Carl Aschliman; and Donald Aschliman. Milton was preceded in death by his parents John and Margaret Aschliman; sisters, Dulla Schlaudraff, and...
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Rita D. Sheirbon

March 7, 2016

Rita D. Sheirbon, 70, passed away Monday, March 7, 2016 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Shanandoah, IA, She was a graduate of Indiana University, and was a social worker for Arc of Fort Wayne, The American Cancer Society, Catholic Charities, Job Works and Goodwill. She also volunteered at Erin's House and Study Elementary School. Rita collected antiques and enjoyed decorating. ...
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Merle R. Grimm

February 14, 1934 - February 23, 2016

Merle R. Grimm , 82, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Boone, IA, and graduated from Drake University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during Korean Conflict; Merle moved to Ft. Wayne, IN in 1968 and was a CPA with Ernst and Young for 30 years, retiring in 1988. He belonged to various civic, professional and charitable organizations...
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Henry C. 'Hank' Salge

February 19, 2016

Henry C. "Hank" Salge, 87, passed away surrounded by his children on Friday, February 19, 2016 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Hank worked as a Supervisor with Zollner Corp. for 46 years, retiring in 1990. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather and was a member of American Legion Post 241. Surviving are his son, Kevin R. (Karen) Salge...
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Denver C. Howard

February 17, 2016

Denver C. Howard, 88, passed away February 17, 2016. Surviving are his daughter, Jennifer Wilkinson of Warsaw, IN; grandsons, Dylan (Staci) Wilkinson, Damon (Lainey) Wilkinson; great-granddaughters, Addalyn and Dixie Wilkinson; and former son-in-law, Rod Wilkinson of Andrews, IN. Denver was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Bernice Howard, wife, Phyllis Penning, and sister, Lucile Card...
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Iona I. (Van Osdale) Bonnett

February 15, 2016

Iona I. (Van Osdale) Bonnett, 93, passed away Monday, February 15, 2016 at Ossian Health Care. Born in Scipio Township, IN, Iona worked as an Assembler with Bowmar Industries for 23 years, retiring in 1987. She was a member of United Faith Presbyterian Church and cherished her time with family, especially the holidays. Surviving are her son, Bernie A. (Cindy) Van Osdale of River Falls, WI; son,...
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Howard (Dutch) Emenhiser

February 13, 2016

Howard "Dutch" Emenhiser , 92, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Lutheran Life Villages, Anthony Blvd. in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his loving wife of 68 years, Doris V. Emenhiser of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Linda L. Ruhl of Bonita Springs, FL; son, David W. (Sharon) Emenhiser of Decatur, IN; daughter, Diann K. (David) Hines of Auburn, IN; 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren,...
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David L. Abbott

February 10, 2016

David L. Abbott , 81, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. David was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1952. He retired as the General Manager of the Flatbed Fleet with North American Van Lines after 44 years of service, He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church; past president of...
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Alan J. Cyr, CLU, LUTCF

February 3, 2016

Alan J. Cyr, CLU, LUTCF, 68, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. Born in Waterbury, CT, Alan served both in the Marines and the Air National Guard earning a rank of Staff Sergeant. He founded Cyr and Cyr Insurance Services and worked in the financial services industry from 1967 until his passing. He was a member of National Association of Insurance...
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Evelyn J. DeYoung

February 2, 2016

Evelyn J. DeYoung, 96, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Evelyn was a devoted and loving mother, and aunt. Surviving are her daughter, Sheri Mutch of Fort Wayne; siblings Harold (Ellen) Igney of Fort Wayne, Audis "Al" Igney of Auburn, Doyle (Rheta) Igney of Kendallville, Beverly Shreiner of Charlotte, NC, and many nieces and nephews. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Asal and...
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Clinton Doctor

January 31, 2016

Clinton Doctor , 93, passed away January 31, 2016. Surviving are his children, Allan (Carol) Doctor; Sharon (Alan) Thompson; Charlene (Don) Ferrell; Karen Koons; Arlene O'Keefe; 13 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren; sisters, Doris Rathert; and Julia (Ed) Shulz. Clinton was preceded in death by his parents, Karl Heinrich Oscar and Anna Lousie Doctor; wife of 66 years, Helen M....
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Mike Fry

January 30, 2016

Mike Fry, 59, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016. Mike's passion and true love was his family. He was a good and honest man that will be missed. Surviving are his wife, Mary "Angie" Fry, daughter, Bridget Fry, son, Cody Fry, mother, Karen Sue Fry all of Ft. Wayne, IN; sisters, Pam (Kenny) Arthur of Huntington, IN; Kim (Terry) Kemerley of Ft. Wayne, IN; several nieces and nephews . Mike was...
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Caroline F. Hille

January 25, 2016

Caroline F. Hille, 85, passed away Monday, January 25, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Caroline was a 1948 graduate of Central High School. Later she worked as a Key Punch Operator with North American Van Lines for many years. She enjoyed gardening, watching horse races and crime shows, and loved her kitties. Surviving are her husband, Jerome Hille; daughter,...
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Trifon Joseph (Steve) Bickis

January 23, 2016

Trifon Joseph "Steve" Bickis, 91, joined his beloved wife Wilma in dance on Saturday, January 23, 2016 surrounded by his family. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Steve was a World War II veteran serving in the Navy and Merchant Marines. Steve then became a City of Fort Wayne Firefighter where he served his community for 22 years, retiring in 1978. Following retirement he took his love for plants and...
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Nancy L. (Cayot) Tegtmeyer

January 22, 2016

Nancy L. (Cayot) Tegtmeyer, a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, was born on June 19, 1942 and passed away on Friday, January 22, 2016, at Parkview Hospital Randallia surrounded by her loving family. She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School in 1960 and married the love of her life, Robert L. Tegtmeyer, in 1961. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great...
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Ruth Marie Suzanna Plummer

January 14, 2016

Ruth Marie Suzanna Plummer, 95, passed peacefully in the presence of her loved ones on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Renaissance Village in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son James Wesley Plummer; daughter, Janet Louise Brodie of Marietta; grandchildren Christopher Ryan (Jennifer) Brodie, Shawna Marie(Chris) Brodie-Butson, and Nicole Suzanne (Brad) Norman; five great-grandchildren, Alex, Aidan...
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John Kuras

December 28, 2015

John Kuras, 91, passed away Monday, December 28, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his sons, Peter (Paula) Kuras; John (Pam) Kuras, Jr.; Joseph (Tracey) Kuras, Paul (Martha) Kuras, Ben (Jessalynn) Kuras; daughter, Sonja (William Lillard) Kuras; 22 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-granddaughter, siblings, Joseph (Kristina) Kuras, Edward Kuras, and Mila Babic. ...
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Grant S. Conley

December 27, 2015

Grant S. Conley , 69, passed away December 27, 2015 at . Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Ave.
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Allen Gilbert Ostrognai

December 24, 2015

Allen G. Ostrognai, 96, died Thursday, December 24, 2015. Survivors include: sons James A. (Joann) Ostrognai; Thomas Ostrognai; daughter Nancy I. (Charles Frohman) Ostrognai; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; Brother Ernest (Patricia) Ostrognai; and sister Goldie Balogh. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ide Lillian Brodt Ostrognai who died in 2009 and parents Andrew and Rose ...
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Sandra S. Lee

December 22, 2015

Sandra S. Lee, 80, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2015. Surviving are her husband, James E. Lee of Fort Wayne; daughters, Melissa (Courval) Hopkins of Clearwater, FL, Lisa Hennings of Logansport, grandson, Mark Klein; great-grandchildren, Liam and Layne Klein. Sandra was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Margaret Rhodes, and brother, Jack Rhodes. A graveside service will be 1:00...
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Nicole Marie Zimmerman

December 17, 2015

Nicole Marie Zimmerman, 36, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 8:58 a.m. It's with great sadness that we mourn the loss of our dear daughter, sister, girlfriend, and friend Nicole. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on April 27, 1979, to Martha and Gary Zimmerman of Fort Wayne. After graduating Wayne High School, she attended Purdue University. She earned her Doctor of...
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Anna E. Harshman

December 14, 2015

Anna E. Harshman, 84, passed away Monday, December 14, 2015 in Payne, OH. Born in Fort Wayne, Anna loved serving and caring for her family as a homemaker. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Anna was very talented in crocheting, embroidering, and fishing especially with her cane pole, She will be remembered for her wonderful cooking and baking that she did for her family. ...
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David Duane Harmeyer

December 13, 2015

David Duane Harmeyer, 50, passed away unexpectedly at home, Sunday, December 13, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, IN and was a 1984 graduate of Wayne High School. David began his career as a water waste treatment operator at Universal Plated Plastics, Franke Plating and with Metal Plate Polishing for the last 12 years. He loved spending time with his family and was an avid Colts fan, spending his...
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Damon I. Kolkman

December 12, 2015

Damon I. Kolkman, 87, passed away December 12, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Damon worked as a Freight Car Repairman with Pennsylvania RR for 31 years, retiring in 1979. In his spare time he enjoyed bowling and golfing. Surviving are his son, Douglas Kolkman and daughters, Carol Best and Deborah Chaparro; grandchildren, Dustin Terry and Jamie Best; and 3 great grandchildren. Damon was preceded in...
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Christopher (Chris) Jeffery

December 7, 2015

Christopher "Chris" Jeffery, 56, was called to a better place, a place with no more pain, no more stress, and no more struggles on Monday, December 7, 2015. Surviving are his wife of 21 years, Barb Jeffery of Fort Wayne; sisters, Patricia (Greg) Bitler of Lancaster, Ohio and Judy Jeffery of Boulder, Colo. Chris has gone to be with his parents, Harold and Margaret Jeffery; and sister, Mary...
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Doris May Behrer

December 4, 2015

Doris May Behrer, 91, went to be with her Lord early December 4, 2015 at Ossian Health Care in Ossian. Surviving are her sons, Jim and Jerry Behrer both of Fort Wayne, and half brother, John (Helen) Richmond of TX. Doris was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Richard Behrer. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
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Ruth E. Goeglein

December 3, 2015

Ruth E. Goeglein, 89, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Edgerton, IN, Ruth worked as a credit analyst with Superior Essex for over 30 years, retiring in 2004. Ruth was a member of Avalon Missionary Church, an avid bowler and loved to watch IU basketball. She is survived by her son, Randy (Mary) Goeglein of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Rhonda Ware of Fort Wayne, IN; ...
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Deborah S. Clark

November 29, 2015

Deborah S. Clark, 62, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Deborah was a loving mother, and grandmother. Deborah loved to color as well as do cross-word puzzles, and watch her tv shows. Surviving are her daughters, Sylvia Clark, Demetria Clark both of Fort Wayne, grandchildren, Anthony and Alyssa Wallace, Shantel, Devin, and Tanisha Clark. Deborah was preceded in...
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Phyllis J. (Wyatt) Hite

November 16, 2015

Phyllis J. (Wyatt) Hite , 88, died at Parkview Regional Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Ellis E. Hite. Surviving are her children, Mary Ellen Garman of Granger, IN; John Hite of Bartlett, TN; Deborah Gallegos, and Gregory Hite both of Fort Wayne; sister, Doris Jacoby, of Wisconsin; her 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Memorials may be...
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Tha Kyaw Maung

November 7, 2015

Tha Kyaw Maung, 46, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital of Fort Wayne. Born in Rangoon, Burma, Tha worked as a mechanical engineer with Miller Poultry, and since 1988 he served as the Information Director for the All Burma Federation of Student Union. Tha was the President and owner of Little Burma Asian Grocery and Gifts. He was a member of Myanmar Indigenous...
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Irene A. Acenas

October 30, 2015

Irene A. Acenas, 81, passed away Friday, October 30, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Alaminos, Pangasinan, Philippines, Irene worked as a seamstress with Nobbson and Fishman. Surviving are her daughter, Connie L. (Geoffrey) Grinols of Redding, CA. Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Francisco Acenas; and mother, Esperanga Aquino. Memorials may be made to the St. Patrick's Catholic Church...
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Velma M. Williams

October 18, 2015

Velma M. Williams, 92, passed away October 18, 2015. Surviving are her step-daughter, Linda J. Montoya; granddaughter, Lenaya Montoya and grandson, Diego E. Montoya ; 17 nieces and nephews. Velma was preceded in death by first husband, Marion J. Rice, Second husband, James Williams; Parents Herbert and Leah (Laukhuf) Stoller, step-daughter, Ann L. Williams, sisters, Pauline R. Wieland, Ruth...
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Jose (Carlos) Espinosa

October 12, 2015

Dr. Jose "Carlos" Espinosa, 75, passed away Monday October 12, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Jose Carlos graduated from the University of Madrid School of Medicine in 1964. He spent the next 5 years completing his internship and residency at Mt Sinai Hospital in Cleveland, OH. In 1969 he began the practice of general Surgery and peripheral vascular...
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Rosemary Westrick

October 9, 2015

Rosemary Westrick, 99, passed away Friday, October 9, 2015, at Kingston at Dupont in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughters Elizabeth W. Newman; Nancy W. (Carlton) Waite; grandchildren, Erik (Christa ) Buchenbeger; Christopher (Erin) Newman; Ashley (Michael) Winnen; 4 great-grandchildren; sisters, Jeanette (James) McGill; and Marjorie King. Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents...
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Sandra Sue Anderson

October 4, 2015

Sandra Sue Anderson , 64, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2015. Surviving are her husband, Steve Anderson; son, Lloyd Schaper, Jr.; daughters, Angela (Mark Mongold) Schaper; Michelle Antrim; Jennifer (Anthony) Flanagan and Melissa (William) Masura; grandchildren, Travis Kolkman, Rory, Riley and Joshua Antrim, Emma Flanagan, Annastasia Zepke, Kaylyn and Nathan Masura; brothers, Bill ...
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Winston C. Summerville

September 19, 2015

Winston C. Summerville , 86, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Coventry Meadows LLC in Fort Wayne. Born in Columbus, MS, August 6, 1929 Retired Air Force. He is survived by thirteen children, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister, Mary Colvin of Columbus, MS; special niece, Hilda Williams of Fort Wayne, IN and a host of other nieces and nephews. Winston was preceded...
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Terri L. Klein

September 13, 2015

Terri L. Klein, 56, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2015, at I.U. Medical Center in Indianapolis. Surviving are her parents, Robert H. and Shirley A. (Chadwick) Johnson; son, Matthew J. Bolden; daughter, Jaime L. Klein; son, Justin J. Klein; granddaughter, Alexis Tomlinson; brother, Randy J. (Candy) Johnson; sister, Pam (Todd) Franke of Aiken, SC; many nieces and nephew. Memorial Service...
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James R. (Dick) Barfell

September 8, 2015

James R. "Dick" Barfell, 82, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Dick was a teacher with Southwest Allen County Schools for 38 years, retiring in 1995. He then worked for the University of St. Francis Football for 10 years. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church Roanoke; a life long member of the St. Joe A. C. Club and a long...
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Phyllis N. Hill

September 7, 2015

Phyllis N. Hill, 99, passed away Monday, September 7, 2015. Surviving are her sons, James (Marge) Hill of Westchester, PA: Steven (Ann) Hill of Richmond, VA; 4 granddaughters and 6 great-grandchildren. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, James E. and Millicent Burton, and her husband, Alfred N. Hill, in 1999. Private services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the...
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Iona R. Straub

September 6, 2015

Iona R. Straub, 70, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Gary, Indiana, Iona was number 10 out of 14 children. She came into life like a lamb and went out like a lady. Iona worked as a LPN Nurse with Lutheran Home for 36 years, retiring in 2008. She was a member of New Life Fellowship Church. She showed her love through her cooking. She loved to play...
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Leonard E. (Len) Luginbill

August 23, 2015

Leonard E. "Len" Luginbill, 87, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Len graduated from South Side High School. He served in the Air National Guard during the 1950's. He earned his way to becoming the Director of Corporate Facilities with North American Van Lines during his 30 plus year career, retiring in 1987. He was an active...
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Marie (Beeching) Reyburn

August 19, 2015

MARIE (BEECHING) REYBURN, 95, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. She was a longtime resident of Fort Wayne, born in Whitley County, daughter of the late John and Ona Mae Beeching. She is survived by one daughter Pamela (Kathleen) Reyburn-Michael. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Theodore M. "Ted" Reyburn and her brother, J. Alton Beeching. Memorials to Trinity...
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Robert F. Tapp

August 16, 2015

Robert F. Tapp, 73, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2015. Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Tapp; daughter, Rebekah (Quinten) McClain; son, Darrell (Sandra) Cates; all of Fort Wayne; grandchildren: Tre and William; and sister, Helen Miller of CA. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Howard C. and Katherine Tapp; brothers: Charlie, Phil, and Jim; and grandchild, Madison. Memorials may be...
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Christopher E. Dodane

August 12, 2015

Christopher E. Dodane, 43, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Washington, IN, Christopher dedicated 20 years of his life to teaching. He will be remembered for the way he cared for his students and the positive impact he had on their lives. He was a devoted husband, a loving father, and a wonderful son. His strong Christian faith appeared in all he did. Christopher...
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Dorothy S. Wilson

July 25, 2015

Dorothy S. Wilson, 99, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015. She was born in Wheaton, IL, on January 6, 1916 o the late Ernest and Petra (Jacobson) Selander. Surviving are her son, David C. Wilson of Fort Wayne and daughter, Kristi L. (Ron) McGarrigle of Fenton, MO; Grandson Daniel (Mary) Schonfeldt, Oakville, MO; two great granddaughters, Peyton and Oliva Schoenfeldt. Dorothy was preceded in...
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Gerald R. Baker

July 23, 2015

Gerald R. Baker, 86, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Lutheran Life Villages where he remained living independently. He remained optimistic about life to the end. Gerald was a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne having grown up near the General Electric plant. As a young man, he set pins at the GE Athletic Club in their bowling alley. He played basketball for...
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Jerald E. (Jerry) Smith

July 17, 2015

Jerald E. "Jerry" Smith, 77. We said goodbye to a special husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather Friday, July 17, 2015, at his home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Betty Smith; sons, Thomas (Dawn) Smith; John (Shelly) Smith; David (Lynn) Smith; daughter, Sheila (Rick) Lepird; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley (Max) Masten. Special thanks to...
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Suzanne Michelle Nagel

July 14, 2015

Suzanne Michelle Nagel, 44, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at her residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Suzanne was a assembly line worker with General Motors. Surviving are her sons, Jared Nagel; Cody Nagel; and Colton Nagel, all of Fort Wayne; father, Norbert (Elizabeth) Nagel of Fort Wayne; step-father, Charles Richardson of Fort Wayne; grandsons, Cooper Nagel and Darrick Nagel;...
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Sylvia I. Musser

July 14, 2015

Sylvia I. Musser, 100 passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Surviving is her son, John E. (Ginny) Musser of Port Angeles, WA, daughter, Gaynel R (Edward) Murphy of Fort Wayne, IN step-daughter, Mary Katherine (Chuck) Dulaney of Miamisburg, OH, and several grandchildren. Sylvia was preceded in death by husband, Edward Musser. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Acres Land Trust and or...
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Betty R. Glidewell

July 1, 2015

Betty R. Glidewell, 92, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Sycamore Village in Fort Wayne. Born in Vincennes, IN, Betty worked as a Secretary with General Electric for many years. She loved nature, all animals, and was a long time supporter of the ASPCA. Surviving are her children: Roger W. (Sondra) Glidewell, Dr. Hugh S. (Rhea) Glidewell, Marcia K. Glidewell, and Rita J. (Richard) Korn, all...
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Denise Dana DeMarchis

June 23, 2015

Denise Dana DeMarchis, 41, of Fort Wayne, joined the angels in heaven on Tuesday, June 23 2015, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Denise was known for her kindness, her generosity, and her beautiful smile. She touched so many lives through the company she founded, Matilda Jane Clothing, and the charity she created, Mighty Acorn Foundation. Her greatest happiness came by making other people...
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David H. Lauer

June 21, 2015

David H. Lauer, 83, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Fort Wayne, David retired from the Indiana Air National Guard after 36 years of service in 1986 earning the rank of Master Sergeant. He was activated and sent to France for 10 months during the Berlin Crisis. David was a classic car and air plane enthusiast. He enjoyed playing piano, listening...
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Michael K. McBride

June 14, 2015

Michael K. McBride, 52, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2015 at Ashton Creek Health and Rehab in Ft. Wayne after a courageous two and a half year battle with cancer. Born in Fort Wayne, Michael was an automotive technician with Gouty's Service Center for 27 years, retiring in 2013. He is a 1980 graduate of Maconaquah High School. Surviving are his daughter, Leslie (Bryce) Cline of Fort Wayne; son...
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Mary M. (Kibiloski) Linkhart

June 8, 2015

Mary M. (Kibiloski) Linkhart, 94, passed away Monday, June 8, 2015. Surviving are her daughter, Carol A. (A. Joel) Klein; 2 grandchildren, Brian (Kari) Klein and Katie Klein; 3 great-grandchildren, Taylor, Lillian & Carter; sisters, Alberta H. Barkowski and Rose Marie Skandis. Mary was preceded in death by husband, Wayne J. Linkhart; daughter, Kathy L. Linkhart; parents, George and Helen...
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Frank J. McNamara

May 19, 2015

Frank J. McNamara, 82, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Riverbend Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Sunman, IN, Frank was a U S Army Korean War veteran and was the owner of McNamara Auto Repair for 24 years, He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church, Fort Wayne Ski Club, Southwest Conservation Club, Olive Club American Legion, #241, and the Back 40 Flying Club. Surviving are...
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Marilyn Sue Gagnon Johns

May 18, 2015

Marilyn Sue Gagnon Johns, 71, died suddenly Monday, May 18, 2015. Marilyn was described as continuously " happy, bubbly, smiley and upbeat". Surviving are her loving husband of 44 years, David Johns of Fort Wayne, IN; nephew Gary Gagnon; niece Diane Swihart; sister in law Mary (Glynn) Rinne Barnhart and her children John, David and Melissa. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents Walter...
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Steven Anthony Yanner

April 3, 2015

Steven Anthony Yanner , 60, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015. Surviving are his companion of 27 years, Mary Novachcoff and his faithful dog and buddy, Cheetos. A brother, Michael (Vicki) Yanner; niece, Leslie Yanner; Daughter, Lori (Jeff) Petro; grandchildren, Cera and Nate Petro; grand dog Butkus and Xerxes,Daughter, MIshelle (Jim) Coldren; grand dogs, Rogue and Rockie; Daughter, Chanel ...
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Eloise M. Harmeyer

February 4, 2015

Eloise M. Harmeyer, 88, passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Eloise worked for Sears for 40 years before retiring. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church. Eloise enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her family. Surviving are her sons, Richard (Sally) Harmeyer of Stephenville, TX, Randy Harmeyer, Timothy Harmeyer both of...
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Augusta (Money) Boone Jackson

February 1, 2015

Augusta "Money" Boone Jackson, 80, passed away February 1, 2015. Surviving are her husband of 65 years, James Jackson; daughter, Deloris Jackson; step-daughter, Tina Linnie (Joe) Jackson; daughter, Georgiann (Larry) Miller; daughter, Carolyn (Chester) Jackson-Ware; son, Bobby R. Jackson; daughter, Conella (Dean) Menefee; daughters-in-law, Gwen Jackson and Theresa Jackson; 21 grandchildren; 61...
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Keith E. (Gene) Hosler

January 22, 2015

Keith E. "Gene" Hosler , 83, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015 at home. Born in Jefferson Township, Whitley County IN, Gene worked as a letter carrier with United States Postal Service for 30 years. Surviving are his wife, Joyce Hosler; daughters, Helen "Lucy" Lucille (Chuck) Meeks of Hudson, Alice (John) Bremer of Howe and Cathleen (David) Meyer of Decatur; 7 grandchildren and one great...
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Katherine M. Bair

March 4, 1937 - January 22, 2015

Katherine M. Bair , 77, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015 at home. Born in Willshire, OH, Katherine worked as a clerk with Lincoln Life Insurance for 45 years and also was an Avon Rep for 48 years. Katherine was a member of Mount Calvary Ev. Lutheran Church, the American Legion Post 241 Auxiliary and the Business and Professional Women's Club. Surviving are her brother, Charles (Ilene)...
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Jeanette Lewis

January 19, 2015

Jeanette Lewis , 91, passed away Monday, January 19, 2015. She is survived by; four sons, Sidney and his wife Yvonne, Kim and his wife, Shelly, Michael and his wife, Rita, and Mooch and his wife, Barbara. She also enjoyed her grandchildren, Justin and his wife, Marie, Tyler and his wife Michelle, Paige and her husband, Aaron Martin, Abby and her husband, Jason Tomcsi, Michael and his wife,...
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Sara J. (Endorf) Osbun

January 18, 2015

Sara J. (Endorf) Osbun, 65, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Sara was a RN with Lutheran Hospital for 28 years and Hospice Home for 6 years, retiring in 2014. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church and The 46807 Steering Committee. Surviving are her husband, Mark Osbun; daughters, Heather Smith and Emily Bermes all of Fort Wayne; 5...
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Charles L. Caley

January 16, 2015

Charles L. Caley, 64, passed away Friday, January 16, 2015. Charles was a devoted Catholic and Football fan. Surviving are his mother, Delores Caley, son, Daniel Gonzalez, daughter Holly, 3 grandchildren and two brothers.
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Virginia E. Christman

January 12, 2015

Virginia E. Christman, 80, passed away Monday, January 12, 2015. Surviving are her son, George (Lynn) Christman; son, Steven (Ann) Christman; daughter, Kathleen (Richard) Shaffer; 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Nancy (Richard) Shull. Virginia was preceded in death by husband, Paul Christman; parents, Raymond and Signe (Spiece) Miller. Memorials may be made to the St....
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Judy A. (Klages) Bauer

January 7, 2015

Judy A. (Klages) Bauer, 77, went to be with The Lord Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Judy was known for her great sense of humor, storytelling abilities and her love of cooking. She enjoyed her time with family and friends and all children. Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Clarence Bauer of Fort Wayne; son, Jeff (Beth) Bauer of...
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Carol Jean Buckley Brown

January 6, 2015

Carol Jean Buckley Brown, age 81, passed away January 6, 2015. Carol is survived by her sister-in-law, Carol Wright; her nieces Elizabeth Till; Sue Spitler; and Nancy McGraw; nephews, James (Deborah) Buckley; Dr. Steven (Siobhain) Buckley; and William Buckley; as well as extended family, friends, and students who were touched by Carol's teaching. Carol was preceded in death by her...
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Bobby J. Bellis

January 6, 2015

Bobby J. Bellis, 66, passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Bobby retired as a machine operator with General Electric after 45 years service. Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Rosemarie "Rosie" Bellis; daughters, Karen (Don) Hastings, and Michelle (Tim) Lauer, all of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Amanda Ferguson, Kyle McDaniel, Alysa Leininger, and Aaron Hastings; and great...
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Lorraine M. (Jerrie) Neat

January 2, 2015

Lorraine M. "Jerrie" Neat, 87, passed away Friday, January 2, 2015, at her residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Ewen, Michigan, Jerrie was a homemaker and a member of World Wide Church of God and VFW Auxiliary. Surviving are her loving husband of 53 years, Russell L. Neat; daughter, Caroll J. (Wilbur) Fowler, both of Fort Wayne; daughter, Bonnie R. (Bruce) Terry of Green Valley, AZ; son, George E. ...
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Carol V. Brant

December 31, 2014

Carol V. Brant, 78, passed away December 31, 2014. Surviving are her son, Rex (Reba) Bardsley of Kendallville, daughter, Della Westrick of Bloomington, MN, sister, Mary (Joseph) Bleakney of Zephyr, FL, nephew, David (Addie) Croghan, Sr. of Fort Wayne, 10 loving step-children, grandchildren; Sabrina, Stacy, Sandra, Rex Jr., Stephen, James, Michael, Victoria and numerous great-grandchildren. ...
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Judy E. Books

December 24, 2014

Judy E. Books, 75, to heaven Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at her residence in Ossian. Born in Bloomington, Judy was a cashier with MCL Cafeteria. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and enjoyed reading, her pets and helping others. Surviving are her brother, Ronald Weddle of Patricksburg; brother, Stan (Joyce) Weddle of Huntertown; niece, Judy (Scott) Fiely of Crawfordsville; 2...
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Charles Edward Lampel

December 15, 2014

Charles Edward Lampel, 73, a local artist, left this life on December 15, 2014. Surviving are his loving and devoted wife of 22 years, Marianne Lampel; devoted and loving son and daughter, Justin (Laura McGuire) Lampel and Carey (Ryan Miller) Lampel; stepdaughter, Jessica (William) Krause; stepson, Stanley (Meghan) Jarosz; brother, Allen (Patricia) Lampel; sister, Margie; three adored...
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Virginia M. Bogner

December 2, 2014

Virginia M. Bogner, 83, passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Virginia was a master gardener, growing lots of food and donating much of it to the Fort Wayne Food Bank for many years. Surviving are her nephews, Bill (Becky) Bogner; Dave (Sherri) Bogner; niece, Shari Vanderford; along with many extended family members. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin, and Editha...
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Dennis A. (Kool-Aid) Girardot

November 25, 2014

Dennis A "Kool-Aid" Girardot, 73, passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Dennis worked as a Manager with Ream Steckbeck for 45 years, retiring in 2008. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church Hessen Cassel and an Honorary member of the Knights of Columbus Council 12379. He enjoyed restoring antique tractors and spending time with...
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Ronald E. Flohr

November 20, 2014

Ronald E. Flohr, 87, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Servia, IN, Ronald worked as a builder and realtor with Worthman Homes for 40 years and also served as company President, later he joined Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly and Graber as a realtor. He was a member of First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, while attending the Wesleyan Builders Sunday School Class. ...
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William (Will) C. Miller

November 12, 2014

William "Will" C. Miller, 59, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014. Born May 4, 1955 in Fort Wayne, Will was a salesman with NAPA Auto Parts, in Defiance, OH. He enjoyed camping, casino gambling, boats, cars, and collecting Beatles memorabilia. Surviving are his wife, Sandy (Lulfs) Miller of Defiance, OH; daughters, Rachel (Adam) Bancroft of Carmel, IN, and Laura (Carson) Tucker of West...
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Sabra Rose Tinsley

November 7, 2014

Sabra Rose Tinsley, 14, passed away November 7, 2014. Sabra was an amazing person with big dreams. She attended Wayne High School where her teachers and friends adored her. Surviving are her mother, Deanna (Robert Dennis) Crumb; father, Barnaby Tinsley; siblings, Kayla Burget, Logan McCue, and Jacob McCue; nephews, Jax and Nathan; niece, Alexandra; grandparents, uncles, and aunts, Sabra was...
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Sabra Rose Tinsley

November 7, 2014

Sabra Rose Tinsley, 14, passed away Friday November 7, 2014. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Ave.
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John Patrick Nolan

March 17, 1938 - October 31, 2014

John Patrick Nolan, 76, passed away Friday, October 31, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Corning, NY, John worked as a Grinder with Wayne Home Equipment for 15 years. He then went on to retire from Meijer in 2003. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church-Fairfield and the Elks and Eagles in Elmira, NY. He was an avid Notre Dame fan, loved nature and...
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Martha Denise Wilson

October 27, 2014

Martha Denise Wilson, 60, passed away Monday, October 27, 2014. Surviving are her daughter, Rhonda Horton of Indianapolis, IN; son, Lavon Riley, Jr. of Cincinnati, OH; son, Sean (Tina) Riley of Fort Wayne; son, Marlon Riley of Fort Wayne; son, Forrest Willson of Louisville, KY; 13 grandchildren; 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Martha was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar Mason and Carolyn...
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Ollie Reeves

October 17, 2014

Ollie Reeves, 74, passed away October 17, 2014. Born in Cruger, MS, Ollie served his country in the United States Navy. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Reeves; mother, Rosie Cooper; sons, Anthony (Angie) Reeves and Adrial Lyons; daughters: Alisha Reeves, Anjonette Reeves, Khamia Lyons, and Ollie Denise Lyons; 12 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; 10 siblings; and one aunt. Ollie was...
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Jean Howard White

October 14, 2014

Jean Howard White, 91, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Lutheran Life Villages. Born in Brazil, IN, Jean was an engineer with ITT Aerospace for 30 years, retiring in 1986. He had been a member of Calvary Third Presbyterian Church and currently United Faith Presbyterian Church. Jean was a WWII Army veteran. Surviving are his sons, Michael (Donna) of Phoenix, AZ, Greg, Jeff (Carolyn), Brian...
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Anna Graner Colburn

October 13, 2014

Anna Graner Colburn, 94, passed away Monday, October 13, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Bill, sons Chriss of Avilla, Lance of Union, OR, Wayne (Karie) of Bossier City, LA, Glenn of Fort Wayne, and daughter Claire (Richard) White of Fort Wayne, 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother Charles Graner, sister Betty Christensen, son...
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Gary D. Clinton

October 12, 2014

Gary D. Clinton, 71, passed away October 12, 2014. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Mary Lou Clinton of Fort Wayne, brother, Scott (Robin) Clinton of Hendersonville, NC, sisters, Sharon (Paul) Koehlinger, Sue (Victor Stringer) Clinton both of Livonia, MI, sister-in-laws, Catherine Lubking, Nancy Lubking, many nieces and nephews. Gary was preceded in death by his parents Donald and Shirley...
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Helen Louise VanCuren Blackledge

October 11, 2014

Helen Louise VanCuren Blackledge was born August 23, 1907, in Ft. Wayne, IN to the late Estella E. Shinabarger VanCuren and the late Leroy E. VanCuren. She died peacefully on October 11, 2014, at the age of 107 at Kingston Residence of Fort Wayne. Helen is survived by her two sons and their spouses, David William Blackledge (Diana Wiley) and Robert Donald Blackledge (Sally McCollum), seven...
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Matthew Alan Williams

August 16, 1985 - October 9, 2014

Matthew Alan Williams, 29, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Matthew was a student with Lada and a member of Bible Baptist Church. Matthew had a big heart, loved Jesus, enjoyed coloring and singing and had a special ministry of sending cards. If you were a recipient, you know what joy the card brought you; always signed Matt W. ...
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Percy E. Davies

September 30, 2014

Percy E. Davies, 95, was called home by his heavenly Father,Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at in Fort Wayne. Born in Franklin, IL, Percy was a US Air Force Veteran during WWII. He was a resident of Ft. Wayne most of his adult life. Percy worked as a Bottler with Old Crown Brewery for 29 years and Phelps Dodge , retiring in 1984. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, and the American...
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