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Dennis L. Berlin

May 4, 2016

Dennis L. Berlin , 51, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Glen Ridge, NJ, Dennis worked as a custodian with Whitley County Hospital. Dennis enjoyed watching Nascar and loved animals. He was a member of Arcola United Methodist Church. Surviving are his mother, Alys Mae Berlin; brothers, Roger A. Berlin of Fort Wayne, Steve (Catherine) Berlin of New...
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Jonathan Andualem Michael (Smiles) Mortensen

February 1, 2008 - May 2, 2016

Jonathan Andualem Michael "Smiles" Mortensen, 8, was taken Monday, May 2, by Batten Disease but is now walking with Jesus. He fought like Superman, but he suffered enough. He can now see, smile, and is seizure free. Originally from Ethiopia, Jonathan Smiles impacted thousands of lives through his spunk, smile, and spirit. Surviving are his parents, Michael and Christine (La Rue) Mortensen, Fort...
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Linda L. Fletcher

May 2, 2016

Linda L. Fletcher, 78, passed away Monday, May 2, 2016. Linda worked as a waitress and cook with Howard Johnson/Holiday Inn - Terrace Room for 40yrs years. Surviving are her sons, Robert (Brenda) Landis; Loren (Carolyn) Landis; Tim (Benita) Landis; 11 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; brother, James Roeback; and sister, Merris Reimschisel. Linda was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Reuben B. Saturday, Jr.

August 10, 1928 - May 1, 2016

Reuben Saturday Jr., 87, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 at home surrounded by his children. Born in Savannah, GA, Reuben was in good standing as a member of Sheetmetal Workers Union Local #20 for 53 years. Surviving are his son, Marion (Debbie) Saturday of Grabill, IN; daughters, Clara "Nell" Croteau of New Haven, IN; Victoria Christine (Jeff) Phelps of Kokomo, IN; Jean Saturday (Mike) Whitley...
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Michael H. Wisniewski

May 1, 2016

Michael H. Wisniewski, 65, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 at his home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his "better half", Becky Beckman; daughters, Carissa Wisniewski and Sabrina Wisniewski; and step-son, Tug (Jackie Wilson) Beckman; grandchildren: Breesha, Desiree, Cainan, Jazmyn, Laythen and the Wilsons; great-granddaughter, Marriana; sisters, Joan Belchner; and Janet (Steve) Leiter; good...
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Lillian L. Ladig

May 1, 2016

Lillian L. Ladig, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday May 1, 2016. She is survived by her daughter, Loretta (David) Lehman of Duncannon, PA; sons, Bernard (Cheryl) Ladig of Fort Wayne, IN and Richard (Michele) Ladig of Venice, FL; grandsons Tom Ladig and Forrest Lehman; and great grandchildren Jamie Aguirre and Harrison Lehman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Ladig and her...
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Jody G. Conley

April 29, 2016

Jody G. Conley, 60, passed away Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. Surviving are his wife, Debbie L. Conley (Edwards) of New Haven; mother, Wanda Phillips of New Haven; sons, Patrick Conley of Indianapolis and Adam (Melinda) Conley of Fort Wayne; grandsons, Jackson and Mason Conley; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, LuAnn and Mike McDonough of Van Wert; niece,...
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William R. Walker

April 28, 2016

William R. Walker, 93, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Lois "Jeanne" Walker of Fort Wayne; and nieces: Carolynne (David Langdon) McComb of Fort Wayne, Kristine (Wes) Bradley of Indianapolis, Cheryl (Doug) Potter of Fort Wayne, and April (Robert) Anderson of Decherd, TN. William was preceded in death by his parents,...
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Betty Jean King

April 28, 2016

Betty Jean King, 84, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Woodcrest Health Care in Decatur IN.
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Liana J. Brase

April 28, 2016

Gordon and Betty Hovarter and sister, Jana Becker. Surviving are her husband, Daniel Brase of Monroeville, IN; son, Jeremy (Mariana) Trogdon of New Haven, IN; grandchildren, Austin Goggans, David Trogdon, Daniel Trogdon, and Elizabeth Trogdon; sister, Vana Manz of FL; and brother, Len (Candie) Hovarter of MI. Liana was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Betty Hovarter and sister, Jana...
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Keith L. Sanftner

April 27, 2016

Keith L Sanftner, 67, fell asleep in the Lord on April 27th after a lifelong battle with diabetes. Keith was a wonderful father, loving husband, and a brilliant educator whose encyclopedic knowledge was legendary among his family, friends, and students. Keith was an Eagle Scout and an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed photography, cycling, camping, hiking, and off-roading. While earning his bachelor's...
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Donna R. Thompson

April 27, 2016

Donna R. Thompson, 59, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Bluffton, IN, Donna worked as a License Practical Nurse with several hospitals and nursing homes around Fort Wayne. Surviving are her brother, Barry Lee Thompson; sister, Sue Ann Schrader; nephew, Paul Schrader; niece, Christina Kay (Al) Wantroba; grand niece Olivia; and her adopted families, the Metzgers...
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Donna Jean (VanDolah) Gammon

April 27, 2016

Pastor Donna Jean (VanDolah) Gammon, 77, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Donna served as pastor for 20 years with various local churches. She was a member of the Fort Wayne Chapter of the American Business Women. Surviving are her children Mark Gammon; and Jacqueline Melton; 4 grandchildren, Nicole, Natalie, Noelle, and Matthew; great-grandson Colt; ...
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Robert (Bob) L. Nichols, Sr.

April 27, 2016

Robert "Bob" L. Nichols, Sr., 85, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Robert was born in DeKalb County to the late Ira and Mildred Nichols. Robert was a Korean War Air Force veteran. He was the owner and operator of Advance Sewer Services for 53 years, retiring in 2015. He was a member of the American Legion #82, Summit City Lodge 170, F.&A.M. Scottish Rite, Shriner and part of the Mispah...
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James E. Daughtry

April 26, 2016

James E. Daughtry, 79, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, James was a U S Army Korean War veteran and worked as the business agent with Local 901 for years 25, retiring in 2000. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Margaret Daughtry of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Kelley (Richard) Stein of Grabill, IN; son, Jeff (Jennifer) Daughtry of Waterloo, IN; sister, Beverly...
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Kay Lynn Jaxtheimer

April 26, 2016

Kay Lynn Jaxtheimer, loving mother and grandmother, departed this world Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Born in Huntington, IN, to George and Edna (Hendry) Casper, she graduated with honors from South Side High School and married William Jaxtheimer in 1957. Kay worked many years in the Banking field before switching to Data Processing with Verizon. She retired in 1983 as a Data Operations Supervisor....
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Michael J. Vorndran

April 25, 2016

Michael J. Vorndran, 58, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Michael worked as a welder with ConRail and previously was the owner of Mike's Racing Collectibles. Michael served his country as a member of the U.S. Marine Corp. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson, fishing, and cheering for Alabama Football. Surviving are his wife, Jori Ann Vorndran of...
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Betty L. Dannells

April 25, 2016

Betty L. Dannells , 83, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 at Byron Health Center in Fort Wayne. Service is 11:00 am, April 29, 2016 at Byron Health Center Chapel, 12101 Lima Road with calling one hour prior. Burial in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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Rita B. Kendrick

April 25, 2016

Rita B. Kendrick, 95, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 at Lutheran Life Villages. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Rita was a graduate of Elmhurst High School and worked as a food server with Elco Tap for 25 years. She was a member of Risen Savior Lutheran Church and volunteered at Indian Village Elementary School. Surviving are her sons, John Max (Bobbie) Kendrick of Lagrange, IN, James (Paulette)...
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James Joseph Goheen, Sr.

April 23, 2016

James Joseph Goheen, Sr., 88, passed away April 23 ,2016 in Coventry Meadows Nursing Home, Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born the third child of fifteen children of Esther and Harry Goheen, Sr. in Huntington, West Virginia on February 21, 1928. "Jimmy" or "Mr. Goheen, Sir", was an active member of the Fort Wayne community contributing his time and manner for over 60 years, often seen wearing his...
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Bernard F. Lothamer

April 22, 2016

Bernard F. Lothamer, 81, passed away at his home on Friday, April 22, 2016 surrounded by his wife of 55 years and daughters. Born on June 1, 1934, Bernard worked with the Dana Corporation for 45 years. Surviving are his wife, Ruthanne Lothamer; his daughters, Brenda (Michael) Eifrid, Joyce (David) Reynolds, Judy (Rick) Goshert, and Amy (Jean-Paul) Carter of Fort Wayne; 11 grandchildren; and...
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Gary R. Gilliom

April 21, 2016

Gary R. Gilliom, 62, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Gary worked as a software engineer, and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Gary was an avid golfer, loved volunteering at the Dupont Ambulatory Surgical Center, and enjoyed neighborhood walks with his dog Rose. Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Christina Gilliom of Fort Wayne; mother, Shirley...
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Gaynetta J. (Pooch) Everson

April 20, 2016

Gaynetta J. "Pooch" Everson, 81, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Gaynetta was a graduate of New Haven High School and also attended Central Catholic High School. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be greatly missed by her family. Surviving are her husband, Kimsey Everson of Fort Wayne;...
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Bree Michelle LaBuda

April 20, 2016

Bree Michelle LaBuda, 40, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born September 1, 1975 in South Bend, IN. Bree graduated from Plymouth High School in 1993. Surviving are her father, Timothy LaBuda of South Bend, IN; mother, Virginia (Daryl) Holycross of Plymouth, IN; her children, Collyn Slough; Dru Conley; Perry Carter; Garrett Carter; and...
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Dale A. Kinsey

April 19, 2016

Dale A. Kinsey , 53, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN, Dale had worked as a painter and flooring installer. Surviving are his father, Lewis S. Kinsey; brother, Richard (Jennifer) Kinsey, sister, Virda Kinsey. Dale was preceded in death by mother, Gladys Kinsey, siblings Carloyn Sue Mabe, Irene Mabe, Lawrence Kinsey. Service is 11:00 am, Monday, April 25, 2016 at...
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George Phillip Ripple

April 19, 2016

George Phillip Ripple, 96, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the Captain James A Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago IL. Surviving are his son, David A. (Sheri) Ripple of Newburgh, IN; daughter, Linda K (George J) Jackson of Lake Forest, IL; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren and several cousins, nieces and nephews . George was preceded in death by his parents...
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Clifford Gaze

April 18, 2016

Clifford Gaze, 57, passed away Monday, April 18, 2016 in Leo. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Clifford worked as a Truck Driver for many years. Surviving are his mother, Rosemary (Raymond) Grivett; brothers, Jeffery Gaze of Fort Wayne, and Brian (Kimberly) Gaze of Hamilton, IN; step-mother, Janie Gaze; 4 nieces, 2 nephews, 4 great-nieces and 1 great-nephew. Clifford was preceded in death by his father,...
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Michael Sheehan

April 17, 2016

Michael Sheehan , 54, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his mother, Carole Sheehan, father, Harold "Bruce" Sheehan, brothers, Eric (Jamie) Sheehan, Matthew (Kristina) Sheehan; sisters Lisa M. (Roger) Hormann; Kelly (Robert) Mouch; step-sister, Jennifer (Keith) Pranger, half- brother, Harold "Brucie" Sheehan, Jr. 4 nephews, a niece and a great niece. Michael was...
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Louis R. Steinbacher

April 16, 2016

Louis R. Steinbacher, 80, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his son, Joseph E. (Jan) Steinbacher of Fort Wayne, IN; grandson, Joshua Emberlin; 2 great-grandchildren; brothers, William and Stephen Steinbacher; sisters, Sharon and Rose Ann; beloved niece, Marilyn Reidenbach and several other nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers,...
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Norman Andre Richards

March 11, 1928 - April 15, 2016

Norman Andre Richards, 88, died on April 15, 2016. He was born March 11, 1928 at Saint Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. Lived in Roanoke until 1955. His parents were the late Ansel and Jeanne Richards, and his late sister, Emilie Gadient, who passed September 5, 2008 at age 86. He has one nephew, Jim Gadient of Dallas, Texas, cousin Alan Richards of Fort Wayne, and his long time friend,...
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Jamie S. Martin

April 13, 2016

Jamie S. Martin , 40, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Survivors include her husband, Michael Taing; daughter, Alexis Martin; brother, Troy Ditaway, all of Fort Wayne; sister, Charity Martin; grandmother, Mildred Foor; and uncle, Terry (Kay) Foor. Jamie was preceded in death by father, Jerry Martin; and mother, Tamara Ditaway. Memorials may be made to the Education fund to...
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Brenda Lee Beasley

April 12, 2016

Brenda Lee Beasley, 54, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in Fort Wayne. A memorial gathering will be held Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 4-8 pm at 2224 Oliver Street.
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Gloria Pranger

April 12, 2016

Gloria Pranger , 66, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Service is 1:00 pm, April 18, 2016 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave with calling 1hr prior. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the AWS Foundation. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.
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Clarke Craig

April 10, 2016

Clarke Craig, 4 months old, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2016 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, IN. Surviving are his parents, Heather L and Quentin J Craig of Garrett, IN; twin-brother, Quentin J Craig, Jr.; sisters, Ava'Mae and Nevaeh Craig; brothers, Alexzander and Matthew Craig and Christian London; grandparents, Tony and Maureen Miller of Fort Wayne, IN; grandfather, Johnny Craig of...
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Terry A. Schultz

April 10, 2016

Terry A. Schultz , 70, passed away April 10, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Jeffery Neal

April 6, 2016

Jeffery Neal, 55, passed away April 6, 2016. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue.
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Thomas Paul Klee

November 20, 1933 - April 6, 2016

Thomas Paul Klee, 82, of Fort Wayne, died peacefully on April 6, 2016. Born November 20, 1933, in Bloomington, Tom was the youngest of 6 children born to Joseph and Cecilia (Kluemper) Klee. After serving in Wiesbaden, Germany, with the US Army, Tom and the former Mary Ellen Voisard married and relocated to Ft. Wayne. Tom worked 35 years for the Lincoln National Life Ins. Co., retiring in 1996....
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Theodore (Ted) E. Jones

April 4, 2016

Theodore "Ted" E. Jones, 79, passed away Monday, April 4, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Rosemary Jones; and 3 sons, Gary (Sue); Thomas (Sandy); Andy (Amanda); 7 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Private family services will be held at a later date. To view online obituary, go to www.mccombandsons.com.
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Shirlee A. Geise

April 3, 2016

Shirlee A. Geise, 88, passed away April 3, 2016. Surviving are sons, Michael (Debbie) Geise; Patrick Geise; daughter, Linda Jackson; son, James Geise; daughter, Sandra Smith; son, Todd Geise; daughter, Christine Whitaker; brother, James Heiniger; sister, Jeanne Dagler; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death father, Albert...
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Elizabeth A. Aubrey

April 3, 2016

Elizabeth A. Aubrey, 92, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016 at New Haven Care & Rehabilitation. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Elizabeth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, baking, crochet, and playing games with the children. Surviving are her children, Richard (Louise) Aubrey, Gary (Margaret) Aubrey, Chris (Robert) Mulligan;...
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Joe Kyler

April 1, 2016

Joe Kyler , 65, passed away Friday, April 1, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are nephew, Kenneth White and nieces, Kathleen (Jason) Dunfee and Kerry White of Fort Wayne, IN. Joe was preceded in death by parents, Rudolph R. and Lillie E. Kyler, and sister, Martha White. Memorial service to be held by family at a later date.
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Jerald A. Myers

March 31, 2016

Jerald A. Myers, 78, passed away March 31, 2016 at St Joseph Hospital. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Hugh Martin

March 31, 2016

Infant Hugh Martin, was stillborn, March 31, 2016 at Dupont Hospital. He is survived by his parents Kurt Martin and Rachel Heun. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Mildred J. (Moe) McQueen

March 30, 2016

Mildred J. McQueen "Moe", was lovingly embraced by Jesus Christ and granted his promise on March 30, 2016. She is survived by Michael and Abigail McQueen; Dr. Randall and Jacquelyn McQueen; Cynthia and Steven Martin; Erin and Christopher Fekete; grandchildren: Adrian and Jennifer McQueen; Devin McQueen; Micah and Michelle McQueen; Jennifer Hobbs; Adam and Marie Martin; Stephanie Martin; ...
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Gerald (Jay) Reynolds

March 29, 2016

Gerald "Jay" Reynolds, 55, passed away March 29, 2016. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Bessie (Betty Booker) Smith

March 29, 2016

Bessie "Betty Booker" Smith, 76, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at her home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughters: Gwendolyn (Carl) Woods and Kimberly (Ed Underwood) Smith, both of Fort Wayne; grandchildren: Jaivfis (Cortney Didion) Smith, Cormelia Smith, Lea Smith, Damaree Smith, Carlsen Woods, and Marcus Underwood; 7 great grandchildren; brother, Nathaniel (Rosie) Key of Fort Wayne...
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Brenda R. McLemore

March 29, 2016

Brenda R. McLemore, 69, passed away March 29, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in East McDowell, KY, Brenda worked as a certified nurses aide at various locations around Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, John McLemore; son, Dale Ricketts; daughter, Belinda (Steve) Bullers; step-daughter, Connie Robinson all of Fort Wayne; 5 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. Brenda was preceded in death by...
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H. Glenn Bogel

March 29, 2016

H. Glenn Bogel, 84, long time Ft Wayne Resident and former host of WBNI "Afternoon Classics",passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Surviving are his Son, Steven H Bogel of Chico, CA,,daughter, Elizabeth A (Steven) Frank of Tulsa, OK. His special family from the Visiting Angels, Jillian Short, Dorothy Felger, Suzanne Osborne, Karen Gompf, and Deb Lauer. He was preceded in death by Wife, Patricia...
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Brian Cole

March 28, 2016

Brian Cole, 47, found peace with the Lord Monday, March 28, 2016 Service is 1:30 pm, April 4, 2016 at - D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with calling one hour prior. Burial in Covington Memorial Gardens.
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Ne'riah A. Washington

March 28, 2016

Ne'riah A Washington, 3 months old, died March 28, 2016 at home, surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her mother, Ashley Washington and father, De'Ontae White. Funeral Service will be 1:30 pm Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave with calling one hour prior. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery.
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William Thomas Hayes

September 25, 1922 - March 28, 2016

Bill was born on September 25, 1922, in Markle, IN. On March 28, 2016, he met his Lord and Savior and died at his home where he lived for over 60 years. He is survived by his son, John P. (Karen) Hayes of Wawaka; daughter, Heather Hayes of Fort Wayne; grandson, William P Hayes. Bill was preceded in death by his loving, devoted wife, Olga Tsetse Hayes, parents, John P. II and Calverna (Nelson)...
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K'Lonie Howard-Merriweather

March 27, 2016

Infant, K' Lonie Howard- Merriweather , passed away, March 27, 2016. She is survived by her mother, Kyesha Merriweather, father, Xavion Howard, and brother Ky' Mere Merriweather. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Lois Joann Culmann

March 26, 2016

Lois Joann Culmann, 81, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Lutheran Life Villages, Fort Wayne. Born in Indianapolis, IN. She was a member of A.R.C. Surviving are her guardian and friend, Mariah Holmes of Fort Wayne, IN. Lois was preceded in death by her parents John and Lela Culmann and her precious cat Isabella. Funeral Service is 2:00 pm, Friday, April 1, 2016 at D.O. McComb & Sons...
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Neil A. Burd

March 26, 2016

Neil A. Burd, 39, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016 in New Haven. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, he graduated from Woodlan High School. Currently Neil served as an assistant wresting coach at Woodlan High School. Surviving are his father, Philip Burd of Oswego, NY; mother, Diann Burd of New Haven, IN; sisters, Samena Khan of Lawrenceville, GA; and Michelle Hettinger of New Haven, IN; grandmother,...
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Donald D. Reinders

March 25, 2016

Donald D. Reinders, 85, passed away Friday, March 25, 2016 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his children, Bruce (Mary) Reinders of Fort Wayne, Terry Reinders of Janesville, WI, Bradley (Tammy) Reinders of New Haven, Nancy (Darrell) Jenkins, Patricia (Jesus) Martinez both of Fort Wayne; 15 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; brother, Jay (Kathleen) Reinders of MN;...
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James Carl Furge

January 12, 1935 - March 25, 2016

JAMES CARL FURGE, 81, passed away Good Friday, March 25, 2016 after a long battle with cancer in Leo/Cedarville. Born in Fort Wayne on January 12, 1935 to Carl and Luella Furge. He went to the Most Precious Blood grade school and Central Catholic High School before enlisting in the Navy and becoming an Electricians Mate. After an honorable discharge, he met, fell in love with and married the love...
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Helen B. Cole

March 25, 2016

Helen B. Cole, 89, passed away Friday, March 25, 2016 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her sons, Tom (Dawn) Cole, Tim Cole both of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Linda Walsh of Mount Holly, NJ; three grandchildren eight great grandchildren . Helen was preceded in death by her parents John and Vivian Bonner, husband, LeRoy E. Cole in 2012 and sisters, Elaine Litzenberg,...
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Michael A. Miller

March 24, 2016

Michael A. Miller, 64, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his daughter, Jennifer (J.R.) Urban, Jr. of Mason, MI; brother, Anthony (Katherine) Miller of Middleburg, FL; sisters, Michelle (Jon) Gray of Muskegon, MI and Cyndy (John) Gubricky of Woodridge, IL. Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford "Bud" and Helen Miller; and his brother, Jeffrey Miller....
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Warren L. Furnish

March 23, 2016

Warren L. Furnish, 80, passed away March 23, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Geneva M. Gilbert

March 22, 2016

Geneva M. Gilbert, 97, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her children, Allen (Loraine) Gilbert; Sandra Lopshire; Sierra (Dale) Fifer; Sharry Lane; Cheryl (Richard) Smith; 12 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. Geneva was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin F. Gilbert, Sr.; parents, Harry and Anna Naylor; son, Alvin Gilbert,, Jr.,; and 3 sisters. ...
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Teresa (Teri) Marie Sauer

March 22, 2016

Teresa "Teri" Marie Sauer , 64, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Vitas Inpatient Unit in Winter Garden, Florida. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, on December 16, 1951 to Robert E and Dorothy M Sauer. She was an honor student at St. Henry Grade School for 7 1/2 years after which she attended school in Miami Shores, Florida where she swam for her former coach. She won many trophies and took third...
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Deborah Denise Jones

June 8, 1958 - March 21, 2016

Deborah D. Jones, 57, passed away Monday, March 21, 2016 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. Born in Seattle, WA, Deborah enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cooking, reading, and spending time with her family. Surviving are her mother, Audrey Trice; children, Philomena Trice, Angelique Trice, LaQuandra Jones; grandchildren and her "Best Friends" LaMarcus, Bryant, Ameenah, La'Rahyia, Kiaundra,...
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Patricia L. Bredemeyer Green

February 23, 1932 - March 21, 2016

Patricia L. Bredemeyer Green, 84, passed away Monday, March 21, 2016 in Fort Wayne. She was born February 23,1932 in Fort Wayne to Ralph P. and Lauretta L. Hershberger. Pat graduated from Central High School in 1950. On June 25, 1950, she married William Robert Bredemeyer. They both helped Bill's mother run Bredemeyer's Lunch until the city bought the land in 1970 and built Waynewood Inn of...
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Avaiah Renae Lawrence

March 19, 2016

Infant, Avaiah Renae Lawrence passed away March 19, 2016. She is survived by her mother, Lisa C. Soto and father, Charles Lawrence. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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James McCorkle

March 19, 2016

James McCorkle, 45, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2016 at his home. James served in the US Navy. Surviving are his wife Dawn McCorkle; mother, Deloris Patterson; children; Crystal (Brian Clifford) McCorkle, Aireal McCorkle, James McCorkle; four grandchildren, and six siblings. Memorial Service is 6:00 pm, Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 2305 Goshen Rd with...
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Karen K. Parker

March 19, 2016

Karen K. Parker, 57, died Saturday March 19, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving friends. Born in Huntington, IN, Karen was the office manager for Daltile for 19 years. She was an avid reader, had a strong faith, and loved animals. Surviving are friend and partner in life, Mary Potthoff, of Fort Wayne; brother, Alan (Cindy) Parker of Waunakee, WI; niece, Laura (Steven) Fabick, of Madison, WI...
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Vincent Andrew Petit

March 18, 2016

Vincent Andrew Petit passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Born in Fort Wayne, Vincent is survived by his father, John Petit; mother, Krystal Krocker; sister, Zoey Petit; and grandparents, Brian and Judith Krocker and Steven and Cynthia Petit, all of Fort Wayne. Vincent was preceded in death by his brother, Cooper Malone-Petit. Funeral Service is at 2...
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Daniel J. Houser

March 18, 2016

Daniel J. Houser, 83, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Daniel was a graduate of Elmhurst High School and served his country in the U.S. Army. During his tour in the military, he rode the mail train for 17 months all over Korea. Later he worked for many years as a fork lift operator for Falstaff Brewery until his retirement. He was a member of St....
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Rosella M. Wynn

March 18, 2016

Rosella M. Wynn, 86, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016. Surviving are her children, Lynn (Lee Johnson) Kane; Kim (Rita) Wynn; Paula (Duane) Murphy; Melissa (Tracy) Sarrazin; 13 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and her sister, Violet Bischoff. Rosella was preceded in death by her husband, Darrell Wynn; daughter, Sherri Thompson; son, Denny Wynn; and...
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Patricia R. Pequignot

March 17, 2016

Patricia R. Pequignot, passed away March 17, 2016 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Carolyn Sue Sorenson

March 16, 2016

Carolyn Sue Sorenson,65, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are, daughter, Dawn Sorenson and long time companion Bruce Wheeler. A Celebration of Life will held at 11:00 am Saturday March 26, 2016, at Concordia High School Chapel. The location of potluck dinner will be announced at the ceremony. Memorials may be made to support the Dream Foundation. D.O....
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Kenneth (Kenny) W. Brockmeyer

March 15, 2016

Kenneth "Kenny" W. Brockmeyer, 89, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester, IN. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, and attended Central HS. Kenneth was a Purchasing Agent with Dana Corporation for 45 years, retiring in 1992 and then was a full time consultant with Dana Corp from 1992-2007. Kenneth was a member of Emmanuel...
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Patricia (Pat) Reichard

March 6, 1940 - March 15, 2016

Patricia E. "Pat" Reichard, 76, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in West Unity, OH, Pat was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She enjoyed reading, crochet, watching her shows and taking care of her family. Surviving are her children Mike (Melissa) Reichard, Tamara (Yasser Gamal) Reichard, Jeffrey (Christina) Reichard all...
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Velma Rose (Littlefield) Clark

March 14, 2016

Velma Rose (Littlefield) Clark, 85 passed away peacefully Monday, March 14, 2016 after a brief illness. Born in Jonesville, Michigan she was the daughter of the late George and Martha Littlefield. She had a special bond with her father and loved to mow the yard or roof houses taking on the role of the "son" her dad never had. She met Howard Clark through her sister Mabel Swager (who survives...
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Robert L. Searles

March 13, 2016

Robert L. Searles, 83, passed away March 13, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Huntington, IN, Robert worked as a maintenance technician with East Allen School Corporation for 34 years. He loved camping, was an avid fisherman, and a skilled woodworker. Surviving are his daughters, Vanessa Deermer; and Tracie Purifoy; 5 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Robert was preceded in death by his...
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Andrew James Broyles

March 13, 2016

Andrew James Broyles, 35 passed away peacefully at home on March 13th after an extended illness. He was born October 19th, 1980 in Muncie, the son of James and Lynn (Horstmeyer) Broyles. He attended Delta High school in Muncie and graduated in 1999, where he was a member of the swim team. He then attended Washington University in St Louis majoring in History. After graduation in 2003 he spent...
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Kristina Jane Alderdice

March 11, 2016

Kristina Jane Alderdice, a woman of amazing faith, went home to Heaven to be with her Lord Jesus on Friday, March 11, 2016. She had suffered with breast cancer for 10 years. She was a proud employee of Ash Brokerage and was so thankful for all the kindness that the company and employees showed to her during her sickness. She was also thankful to all of her family and friends who were...
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Charles W. Hagan

March 11, 2016

Charles W. Hagan, 90, passed away Friday, March 11, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Liz Hagan; son, Michael (Ellen) Hagan; daughter, Ilene (Stan) Hill; step-son, Wayne (Marilyn) Erexson; 7 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and sister, Betty Weiler. Charlie was preceded in death by his first wife, Blanche Hagan; parents, Charles F. Hagan and Annabelle Jordan; sisters, Delores...
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Rose K. Renninger

March 10, 2016

Rose K. Renninger, 82, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 10, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Rose loved caring for her family as a homemaker. She was a member of St. Henry's Catholic Church. Surviving are her children, Karen (Steven) Ybarra of Fort Wayne; Steven (Kathleen) Renninger of Fort Wayne; Cindy (Patrick) Quinn of New Haven, IN; Kathy (Lester) Sorgen of Fort Wayne; ...
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Esther E. Weeks

March 9, 2016

Esther E. Weeks, 87, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Esther attended from North Side High School. She worked with General Electric for 38 years, retiring in 1988. She was a member of the Elex Club and Quarter Century Club at General Electric. Esther enjoyed playing bingo, fishing, sewing, and animals. Esther had a great sense of...
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Ernesto (Diego) Resendez

March 9, 2016

Ernesto "Diego" Resendez, 90, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Surviving are his children; Diego Resendez; Candelario Resendez; Hector Resendez, Ernest Resendez, Robert Resendez, Jose Resendez, Carlos Resendez; Irene (Rex) Rothgeb; 18 grandchildren; and18 great-grandchildren. Diego was preceded in death by his wife, Eliza Resendez, son, Eddie Resendez, daughters, Diane Resendez, Olga...
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Robinn J. Palmer

March 7, 2016

Robinn J. Palmer, 51, passed away Monday, March 7, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Wabash, IN, Robinn worked as a customer service representative with Frontier Communication for 5 years. She enjoyed reading, was an advocate for the Paying It Forward movement, and most of all she loved her grandchildren. Surviving are her husband, Thomas Palmer of Fort Wayne; her children, Jennifer Clark; ...
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Alice P. Habig

March 7, 2016

Alice P. Habig, 85, passed away peacefully Monday, March 7, 2016 at Sage Bluff Nursing and Rehab in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Alice graduated from North Side High School in 1949. She married Robert Habig in 1953 and they were married for 49 years until his passing in 2003. She worked at Lincoln Financial Bank until her retirement in 1992. She was a past member of St. Jude...
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Ruth V. Sims

March 6, 2016

Ruth V. Sims, 88, passed away March 6, 2016. Surviving are her son, Robert (Karen) Sims; daughters, Vickie (Dan) Grimes; daughter, Debra (Phil) Clark; grandchildren, Kimmy, Laura, Kelly, Jason, Gary and Kevin, great-grandchildren, Chelesa, Andrew, Piper Ann, Gaige, Arianna and Parker, great great grandchildren, Knox, Anna, Alice. Ruth was preceded in death by husband, Sherman T. Sims,...
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Deborah L. Talarico

March 5, 2016

Deborah L. Talarico, 62, passed away March 5, 2016 at Englewood Health and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Charlotte Welch

March 4, 2016

Charlotte Welch, 95, passed away Friday, March 4, 2016 at home. Born in Geoppinger, Germany, Charlotte worked as an inspector with Coverall Rental for 15 years, retiring in 1986. Surviving are her sons, Howard R. (Rose) Welch of Panama City Beach, FL and Thomas W. (Sandy) Welch of Chadron, NE; daughters, Connie C. (Wilbur) Ake and Karen A. (Michael) Lyttle both of Fort Wayne, IN;14...
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Sandra L. Brown

March 4, 2016

Sandra L Brown , 72, passed away Friday, March 4, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Springfield, OH, Sandra worked as a RN for many years. She loved spending time with her family. Surviving are her husband, Norman K Brown of Fort Wayne, IN; daughters, Julie Mowell of Sarasota, FL and Becky (Vincent) Spicer of Stafford, VA; step daughters, Laura Brown of Bryan, OH...
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Bruce A. Belschner

March 4, 2016

Bruce A. Belschner, 68, passed away Friday, March 4, 2016 at Saint Anne Home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Joan Belschner of Fort Wayne; , Alice (Peter) DeFour and their children, Daniel and Christopher, all of Avon, IN; son, Alan (Beth) Belschner of Hoagland, IN; daughter, Holly Sexton and her children, Jordyn and Jacob, all of Fort Wayne; daughter, Joy (David) Rittmeyer and their...
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Dolores M. Jehl, SSND

March 3, 2016

Sr. Dolores M. Jehl, SSND, 89, passed away at 4:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at Our Lady of the Angels Convent, Greenfield, WI. She passed peacefully, surrounded by songs and prayers from her School Sisters of Notre Dame family. Sr. Dolores was born in Fort Wayne November 26, 1926, the sixth of nine children of Leo and Elizabeth (Hoock) Jehl. She attended St. Peter's school, and...
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Stella L. Baskin

March 3, 2016

Stella L. Baskin passed from this life the night of March 3rd, 2016. She was surrounded and supported by her loving family during the last days of her life. Stella is survived by three children; Rapheld Baskin, Jason Baskin, AnNora Baskin; two grandchildren: Breyden Baskin and Bryson Baskin. Stella is also survived by her sister Flora Newman; three nieces and one nephew: LeNora Newman,...
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Roy Elkins

March 3, 2016

Roy Elkins, 68, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2016. Born in Winchester, KY, Roy served in the U.S. Marine Corps during Vietnam. Surviving are his daughters, Nicole (Jeffrey) Bedree of New Haven and Kimberly Elkins of Auburn; son, Jacob (Audrey) Elkins of Noblesville; and 7 grandchildren. Roy was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Ruth Elkins.
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Charles (Chuck) Ray Raugh

March 3, 2016

Charles "Chuck" Ray Raugh, 78, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2016 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Chuck was a Firefighter with the Fort Wayne Fire Department for over 21 years, retiring in 1984. He also worked for 38 years for Power Plant Services and will be missed by all of his friends at Powers Hamburgers. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and attending auctions. Surviving are...
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Wilma A. (Billie) Rose

March 3, 2016

Wilma A. "Billie" Rose, 95, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2016. Surviving are her son, Larry J. (Sharon) Rose; daughters, Jane M. Krebs and Mary R. (Chris) Needler all of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Kimberly Weaver, Tamara Widley, Thomas Rose, Michael and Brian Krebs, Monica Montiel, Mike and Catherine Needler; 8 great-grandchildren . Wilma was preceded in death by her parents Richard and...
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Kaliyah Rose Worman

February 29, 2016

Kaliyah Rose Worman entered our life on Dec. 8th, 2016 and left us Feb. 29th, 2016. She is a beautiful baby and loved by so many. She is survived by her parents Corey Worman and Nakia Keller, her sister Brooklyn Worman and her grandparents, Erinn Keller, Tempest Rhone, Rickey Burnett and Cynthia Sanders. She was proceeded in death by her sister Samiyah Worman. Her service will be Friday 4th, 2:15...
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Linda Ann Buesching

February 29, 2016

Linda Ann Buesching, 71, passed away Monday, February 29, 2016 at her home in Fort Wayne. Surviving is her husband, Stephen Henry Buesching of Fort Wayne. Funeral Service is at 10:30 am, Friday, March 4, 2016 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with visitation 1 hour prior. Visitation also on Thursday, March 3, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the...
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Cletious Mae Ricketts

February 28, 2016

Cletious Mae Ricketts , 77, passed away February 28, 2016. Surviving are children Veda Lynn Cotton, Patricia Ann Ricketts, George H. Ricketts, Anthony Wine Ricketts, Robert Ricketts, Marie Ricketts, Bernard Stanley Ricketts, Earina Rickets, Nicholas Grady; sister, Phyllis Elliott brother, Tyrone Hamilton, Pete Graines; 27 grandchildren, several great grandchildren . Preceded in death by ...
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William R. E. Clark

February 28, 2016

William R. E. Clark, 44, passed away Sunday, February 28, 2016 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, he enjoyed fishing, campfires and spending time with family and friends. Surviving are his wife, Theresa L Clark; mother, Kathern Romines of Fort Wayne, IN; brothers, Gene Fitzsimmons Jr. of Fort Wayne, IN, Michael Clark of TN and Raymond Mote of Fort Wayne, IN; sisters, Sherri Fitzsimmons of...
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Phyllis (Jean) (Parrett) Dietel

February 28, 2016

Phyllis "Jean" (Parrett) Dietel, 93, passed away Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Whitley County, IN, Phyllis was a 1940 graduate of South Whitley High School. After high school she worked as a Diamond Die Driller with Hoosier Wire Die for 32 years, retiring in 1984. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and enjoyed sewing and knitting....
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Virginia J. Griebel

February 28, 2016

Virginia J. Griebel, 88, passed away Sunday, February 28, 2016. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. Surviving are her daughter, Karen (Ron) Harter of Fort Wayne, son, John Gray of FL; eight grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. Virginia was preceded in death by her birth father, John Myers, parents Arthur and Isabelle Henricks, husband, Harold Griebel, daughter,...
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Rosie Nelson

February 25, 2016

Rosie Nelson, 88, passed away February 25, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Anderson, IN, Rosie worked at Holiday Inn for 21 years, retiring in 1992. Surviving are her three children, Peggy Loveless; and Sandra Hull; and Earl Nelson; 4 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and 2 brothers. Rosie was preceded in death by her husband Harry Nelson; and parents, George and Laura Shattuck. Memorials may...
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