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Michael E. Lomont, MD

November 27, 2016

Dr. Michael E. Lomont MD , 56, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016. Surviving are his sister Dianne Dunfee; brother, Dan (Kathleen A.) Lomont; nieces, Danielle Madinski, Marcella (Scott) Caulfield, Adrienne (Michael ) Davenport, Angela (Joseph) Stratton, Sarah Lomont, nephews, Christopher (Anne) Lomont, Scott (Crystal) Dunfee, Benjamin Lomont, Andrew Lomont and10 great nieces and nephews....
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Hayward W. Ember

November 26, 2016

Hayward W. Ember, 64, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his son, Joshua W. (Nicole) Ember of Coleman, MI; daughter, Mashanna S. (Adam) Ellis of Midland, MI; companion, Carol Idle of Fort Wayne, IN; and her children Doug and Robert, sister, Paula Ember, brother, Ronnie Evans both of Fort Wayne, IN; 8 grandchildren. Hayward was preceded in death by his father,...
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Mary Doust

November 26, 2016

Mary E. Doust, 91, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016, at Saint Anne Randallia Place, Fort Wayne. Mary was born in Fort Wayne August 17, 1925, the fifth of nine children of Leo and Elizabeth (Hoock) Jehl. She attended St. Peter's school, and graduated with honors from Central Catholic High School in 1943. After graduation she worked at General Electric. On June 1, 1946, she married...
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Marvin "Marv" Gottlieb

May 5, 1929 - November 26, 2016

It is never easy to bid a final farewell to someone you love. My husband passed away Saturday November 26, 2016. I have a heavy heart as I write this and will try to remember some of his many accomplishments. His birthday May 5, 1929 was affectionately referred to by family and friends as Cinco De Marvo! He was the kind of guy who gave sales a good name. A dedicated husband, father of three and...
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Marcus Method, SR.

November 25, 2016

Marcus Method Sr., 69, passed away November 25, 2016. Marcus worked at ITT for over 20 years, upon retiring he went on to work at the Post office as an Electronic Technician. Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Sharon Method; children; Ralph (Erin) Method, Debbi (John) Method-Smith, Marcus (Amber) Method Jr; siblings, Steven (Sue) Method, and Kate Method; 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild....
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Janine A. (Jake) Higgins

November 24, 2016

Janine A. "Jake" Higgins, 85, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, Thursday, November 24, 2016. Born in North Manchester, IN, Janine was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. She loved her family, her many friends, card games, especially bridge and golf. Surviving are her children Molly O. (Bob) McNeice of Vancouver, BC, John T "Tim" Higgins and Patrick J. ...
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Bob Chase

November 24, 2016

Bob Chase, 90, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Negaunee, MI, Bob worked as the Sports Director with WOWO Radio for 63 years. He was a member of the Elk Lodge #155 and Northern Michigan University Alumni Club. Bob was the Voice of the Fort Wayne Komets since 1953. Surviving are his wife Muriel "Murph" D. Wallenstein of Fort Wayne,...
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Margaret F. Bridges

November 23, 2016

Margaret F. Bridges, 92, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 23, 2016. She is survived by her children; Barbara L. Parker, Donna L. (Steve) Riethmiller, Karen E. Schlatter, William F. (Anne) Bridges, Robert L. (Denise) Bridges, and Meribeth (Al) Figel; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and sister, Charlotte E. Walker. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, W....
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Kenneth (Kenny) Jack Bredemeyer

November 21, 2016

"Kenny" Kenneth Jack Bredemeyer, 77, passed away peacefully Monday, November 21, 2016. Surviving are his children, the twins, Sallye S. (David Bruder) Uhen, and Sherrye L (Rick) Long, and Anita K (Randy) Werling; sister, Evelyn Messick; 6 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and former wife and mother of his children, Lou Brown. Kenny was preceded in death by his...
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Estella M. Kerr

November 20, 2016

Estella M. Kerr, 90, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Estella worked with General Electric for 27 years. She was a member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Surviving are her husband of 46 years, Roland Kerr of Fort Wayne. Estella was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Antoinette Welling. Entombment in Catholic Cemetery. ...
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Merl (Butch) Everette Smith

November 18, 2016

Merl "Butch" Everette Smith, 78, passed away Friday, November 18, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, He enjoyed watching racing at Baer Field. Surviving are his sister, Caroline Hart of Monroeville, niece, Vicki Garrett of Harlan, great-niece, Jennifer Garrett of Harlan, nephews, Robert Hart Jr., Clifford, Shannon, & Jeremy Smith. Merle was preceded in death by mother, Pauline Barid, and father,...
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John Foelber

November 17, 2016

John F. Foelber, 77, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Byron Health Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, John was the owner and operator of Euro Auto Body for 35 years. He was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous and enjoyed restoring cars. Surviving are his son, Darin (Christina) Foelber of Fort Wayne; 3 grandchildren, Alex, Andrew and Pamela; brother, Tom (Jackie) Foelber of Fort...
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Betty L. Kantzer

November 17, 2016

Betty L. Kantzer, 93, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016. Surviving are her sons, Michael (Beverly) Kantzer of Fort Wayne IN; Mark (Vilma) Kantzer of Holiday, FL: step grand-children Andre, Antonio, Cristina, Angelica, step great-grandchild Liam, sister in law Patricia Adams of Miami, IN; nephew Rick Gasaway Bunker Hill, IN; and niece Laura Handy of Wabash, IN. Betty was preceded in death...
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Thomas R. Stanford

November 17, 2016

Thomas R. Stanford, 83, passed away November 17, 2016 at DeKalb Health in Auburn, Indiana. Private Services. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Homer M. Kennedy

November 17, 2016

Homer M. Kennedy, 92, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016. Born in Lagrange, IN, Homer worked as a printer with Fort Wayne Newspapers for 44 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the International Typographical Union and for many years, he loved woodworking and dedicated his life helping others. Surviving are many wonderful nieces & nephews. Homer was preceded in death by wife,...
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Alejandro Cabrera Perez

November 14, 2016

Alejandro Cabrera Perez, 71, passed away Monday, November 14, 2016 in Fort Wayne. He was born in Saucillo, Jalpan de Serra, Queretaro, Mexico. Surviving are his daughter, Jessica (Shaun) Miller of Fort Wayne; 2 grandsons Shadrick and Jasper Miller; 4 brothers; 3 sisters; and many nieces and nephews in Mexico. Alejandro was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Hermelinda Cabrera Perez; and...
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Thomas G. Baysinger

November 13, 2016

Thomas G. Baysinger, 75, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, November 13, 2016 with his family by his side. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Shirley (Jump) Baysinger; son, Dean (Dawn) Baysinger; daughters, Dawn (Chuck) Richeal, and Deb (Steve) Miller; 6 grandchildren, Daniel, Chad, Brian, Jeremy, Jessica, and Brandon; 12 great-grandchildren; siblings, Bernie, Marcielle, Marilyn,...
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Catherine Patton

November 13, 2016

CATHERINE PATTON, 95, of Fort Wayne, peacefully passed away Sunday Nov 13, 2016. Born Oct 25, 1921 in Ft Wayne, she was an active member of St Jude Catholic Church, enjoyed playing golf, cards, spending time with family, helping in volunteer activities and socializing with friends. Cathy was a librarian at the Journal Gazette before retiring as a secretary from Phelps Dodge. Surviving are her...
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Harold W. (Slim) Han

November 12, 2016

Harold W. "Slim" Hans, 82, passed away November 12, 2016. He was born on August 18, 1934 and was the son of the late Erwin and Magdalina Hans. Slim was a County Monty for the Sheriff's Department Reserves in 1965. Surviving are his sister, Marjorie Erhardt. Slim was preceded in death by his four siblings. A Wake in honor of Slim will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the Eagles #248...
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Pearl Louis Waldron Huett

November 12, 2016

Pearl Louis Waldron Huett, 94, entered into the gates of heaven on Saturday, November 12th. Pearl married the boy next door and love of her life, Red Huett, on June 14, 1941. They went on to have 70 wonderful years together. They had many adventures together, starting with living thru WWII. Pearl worked at GE during the war years. Their first daughter was born while Red was at war so...
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Joan Hook

November 10, 2016

Joan Hook, 83, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016. She was born in Laporte, IN, on December 1, 1932. The daughter of the late Edward and Lillie Horsley. Surviving are her children; Paul D. Hook, Catherine L. Hook-Wheaton, Edward A. Hook, and Karen (Dean) Park; 9 grandchildren; and11 great-grandchildren. Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Hook; sister and best friend, Addie...
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Tammy (Toot) Harrison

November 9, 2016

Tammy "Toot" Harrison, 56, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her sons, Rick Pitman of Fort Wayne, IN and Shane Ehrhart; brother, Jim Ehrhart; favorite granddaughter, Briana Ehrhart; grandson, Matthew Schmuck and many other family and friends. Tamara was preceded in death by her parents Wallace and Sue Ehrhart, and brother, Paul...
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Marilyn Payton

November 9, 2016

Marilyn Payton, 64, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Marilyn worked as a Home Health Aid with New Horizons for 18 years. She was the backbone of the family, loved her grandkids, and caregiver to all. Surviving are her husband, William Payton, daughter, Pearley (Adam) Hahn, son, Kevin Smitley, sister, Anna Moyers, brother,...
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Ialean M. Redmerski

November 9, 2016

Ialean M. Redmerski, 91, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Harbor Assisted Living. Surviving are her sons, Steven (Linda) Hamrick, Thomas(Terri) Hamrick both of Fort Wayne, daughter, Larraine (Tom) Boyd of London, OH; five grandchildren; and one step-grandson. Ialean was preceded in death by her parents Jacob and Pauline Guenther, and husband, Paul Redmerski. Burial in Catholic...
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Edmone Maloley

November 7, 2016

Edmone Maloley, 91, passed away Monday, November 7, 2016. Surviving are his son, Michael Maloley; nieces Nellie and Ginny Maloley all of Fort Wayne, IN. Edmone was preceded in death by wife, Colleen Maloley, brothers, Alfred and Michael B. Maloley, sisters Rose Joseph and Evelyn Newell and niece Marion Bedree. No calling or service. Memorials may be made to the St. John Chrysostom...
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Larry Ray Marlow

November 5, 2016

Larry Ray Marlow, 66, passed away Saturday, November 5, 2016 in Fort Wayne. He is survived by his wife, Helen Marlow; his children, Carlena (Mark) Goddard; William Marlow; Kimberly (Caylie) Houlihan; 2 grandchildren Taylor and Addison; 1 great-granddaughter, Avery; sisters, Patricia Smith and Sheila (Dennis) Donaldson. Services are 2:00 pm, Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at D.O. McComb and Sons...
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Angelina Estrella Gonzalez

November 5, 2016

Infant, Angelina Estrella Gonzalez , passed away, November 5, 2016 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. She is survived by her mother, Perla Ramon and father, Noe Gonzalez. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Marguerite Haner

November 4, 2016

Marguerite Ellen Hafner, 92, passed away November 4, 2016 at Woodview Health Care Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Linda S. Babcock

November 2, 2016

Linda S. Babcock, 63, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Garrett, IN, Linda worked with the Do It Best Corp for17 years, retiring in 2010. Surviving are her husband, Wilbur "Wil" Babcock of Fort Wayne; her siblings, Georganna Bickley, David (Wendy) Marti, Mike (Kari) Marti, and Todd Marti all of Garrett, IN. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and...
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Mary Berning

November 1, 2016

Mary Elizabeth Berning, 96 of Oxnard, CA passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 1, 2016. She was born in Lafayette, IN to Karl and Elizabeth Held. Early in her life the family moved to Fort Wayne,IN. She graduated in 1939 from South Side High School.On June 6, 1942, Mary married Arnold Berning. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. They had two children,Ronald and Sharon. After her husband passed...
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Jakob Berger

October 31, 2016

Jakob Berger, 88, passed away Monday, October 31, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Klenak, Yugoslavia Jakob and his wife have been residents of Fort Wayne, IN since 1951. Jakob was a carpenter and mason with Fort Wayne Parks Department for 32 years, retiring in 1994. He was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and the Fort Wayne Sports Club. Jakob was an avid Notre...
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William (Bill) M. Terry

October 31, 2016

William "Bill" M.Terry , 91, passed away Monday, October 31, 2016. Surviving are his son, Richard W. (Sylvia) Terry, granddaughter, Dawn and Robyn Terry, great-grandchildren, Jordan and Tyler Reining; sisters, Martha Jean (Bob) Thomas; JoAnn Baker; brother, Tim (Karen) Terry. William was preceded in death by his parents William H. and Flora Jo Terry, wife, Marjorie "Margie" K Terry, two...
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Renfred (Ren) Lightning

October 30, 2016

Renfred "Ren" Lightning, 66, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, October 30, 2016 surrounded by his family and friends in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne on May 29, 1950, Ren worked as a BZT Technician beginning in 1971 with GTE, then with Verizon, and most recently with Frontier where he retired in 2009. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. He served with...
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Shirley Roe

October 30, 2016

Shirley Roe, 88, passed away October 30, 2016. She is survived by her husband, Leonard Roe and their children, Nancy Paris, William (Treva) Paris, Michael Paris, Joseph (Pam) Paris, Cindy (Russ) Doty, Sandy Roe, David (Jenny) Paris, Daniel Paris, Keith (Jana) Roe, as well as many grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Private services to be held at a later date. Arrangements by D.O. McComb &...
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Deborah K. Hartnett Moles Miller

October 29, 2016

Deborah K. Hartnett Moles Miller, 67, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016. Surviving daughters, Lisa (Kevin) Martin and Angela (David Frederick) Moles and Teresa (Danny) Stannard; nephew, Shawn Mahathy; grandchildren, Joshua P. Moles, Jennifer K. (Andrew Rodriguez) Moles, Kristy Martin, Dallas Mahathy; great grandchild, Aiden Martin. Deborah was preceded in death by her parents William...
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Antoinette (Toni) Dare Bibb

October 28, 2016

Antoinette "Toni" Dare Bibb, 65, passed away October 28, 2016 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Toni worked for Walgreens for 19 years. She loved gardening and animals. Surviving are her mother, Odetta Bender of Fort Wayne, IN; sister, Jennifer Mullin of Amelia Island, FL; brother, John (Renee) Bender of Fort Wayne, IN; nephew, Sean Bender of Bremerton, WA; nieces, Joey and Amelia Bender...
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Vincent E. Turner

October 28, 2016

Vincent E. Turner, 48, passed away Friday, October 28, 2016. Vincent had many passions in life, his friends and family being his most prized possession. Surviving are his children, Tiffany (Quaide Pryor) Turner, Jacob (Brittany) Turner, Trevor, Zacharie, and Alexander; fiancé, Lisa Royer; mother, Ann E. Turner; siblings, Theresa (Ken) Thomas and Jason (Missy) Turner; and 6 grandchildren. He was...
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Harold D. Peconge

October 26, 2016

Harold D Peconge, 79, called to rest Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Harold Peconge awiila Myaamia. iihkipihsinonki eeminooteeci, neehi kiihkayonki weekimaaci Karen K. Peconge. Niiyaaha neešwiikicki, neehi Neekalaaciki yaalanwi piloohsahi. Harold Peconge is a Miami Indian. He is from Peru, Indiana and married Karen K. Peconge in Fort Wayne. Together they lived there and had 5...
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Yvonne Alberta Hargrave

October 26, 2016

Yvonne Alberta Hargrave, 97, passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Surviving are her sons, Michael (Tamara) Hargrave of Fort Wayne, IN and Jeffrey (Evelyn) Hargrave of Denver, CO; grandchildren: Beth Hargrave, Joshua Hargrave, Dawn Main, and Colin Lukas. Yvonne was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Hargrave, parents, James R. and Mabel V. Wiltshire, brother, Loren Wiltshire, sister,...
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Herbert J. Rodermund

October 23, 2016

Herbert J. Rodermund, 97, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2016. Surviving are his daughter, Linda A. (Patirck J.) McCoy of Dallas, TX; granddaughter Lindsey McCoy of San Antonio, TX; and several nieces and nephews . Herbert was preceded in death by his parents Jacob C. and Esther V. Rodermund, wife, Frances M. Rodermund, and a son, John Allen Rodermund. Memorials may be made to the Masses...
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Kaleah Noel Fincher

October 23, 2016

Kaleah Noel Fincher, 6, was granted her angel wings on Sunday October, 23, 2016. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 22, 2009. Kaleah had an infectious smile that could light up a room. She was a 1st grader at Aboite Elementary. She loved to dance, sing, and loved spending time at the lake with her family. Surviving are her mother, Michelle Dold; father, Yohansen Fincher; sisters, Mariah...
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Donald C. Clapsaddle

October 21, 2016

Donald C. Clapsaddle, formerly of 833 Londonderry Road, Schenectady NY, passed away quietly at his home in Fort Wayne IN on October 21, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Marion E. (Fuerst) Clapsaddle of Fort Wayne; their daughters Jan-Marie Zimmerman (Donald Mathis) of Fort Wayne, Susan Campbell (Robert Campbell) of Malta NY, and Bobbi Clapsaddle (Edward Patnode) of East Amherst NY;...
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Dean White

October 21, 2016

Dean White, 88, passed away Friday, October 21, 2016. Surviving are his children, Eddie White, Kenneth (Karen) White, Debbie White; Stanley White; Gary (Cheri ) White; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; siblings, Carl White; Max (Ruth) White; Phyllis Storhl; Peggy Tucker; and Mary Jane Goodwin. Dean was preceded in death by his siblings, Jess, Roy, John,...
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Shelly Zachary Hile

October 21, 2016

Shelly Zachary Hile passed away on October 21, 2016. Shelly was born to Howard and Dardanella Jornod on August 30, 1963, in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. An avid and accomplished equestrienne, Shelly began showing American Saddlebred horses at age six. She excelled in the fields of dressage and hunter/jumper competitions, often riding horses she raised and trained herself. Shelly's fearlessness developed...
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Eugene (Gene) R. Headrick

October 18, 2016

Eugene "Gene" R. Headrick, 68, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his brother, Ralph Headrick, Jr. of Dunnellon, FL; sister, Alice Brown of Fort Wayne, IN; sister, Pat (Arun "Art") Pandya of Palmdale, CA; Ron (Jill) Headrick of Fort Wayne, IN; numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Gene was preceded...
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John J. Klecka, Jr.

October 18, 2016

John J. Klecka Jr., 86, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Klecka; son, Michael Klecka; daughter, Cheryl (David) Jennings all of Fort Wayne; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and half-brother, Jay Atkinson of Uncasville, CT. John was preceded in death by daughter, Catherine Klecka; parents, John J. Sr. and Gertrude Klecka; and his half-sister, Ann...
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Renee Levin

October 17, 2016

Renée Levin , 85, passed away Monday, October 17, 2016 at home in Sturgis, MI surrounded by her family. She was born in Chicago, IL on October 19, 1930. Renée loved dancing and worked as a dance instructor before dedicating her life and time towards raising her family. She was an equestrian enthusiast and traveled frequently to horse shows with the whole family. She enjoyed cooking, aqua...
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Marian Wieser

October 15, 2016

Marian Wieser, 87, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Nashua, NH, Marian worked as a public school music teacher in Kendallville, Elkhart, Muncie, Marion, and Decatur. She also worked as an administrative assistant with Family and Children's Services in Fort Wayne for many years. Marian taught piano and organ at home and at Fred Myers Piano Studio.
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Roy Duff

October 12, 2016

Roy Allen Duff, 52, a resident of Cape Coral Florida for the past two years, formerly of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away at his home, Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Roy worked in the car industry as a salesman/manager, primarily at Evans Toyota and Fort Wayne Toyota. He was also an entrepreneur in the sports bar industry, owning and operating Strazlos, Gio's and Duffy's...
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James Andrew Jacobs

October 10, 2016

James Andrew Jacobs, 58, passed away Monday, October 10, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jim attended North Side High School. He served his country in the National Guard. Jim owned and operated his own general contracting company, Jacobs Ladder for 20 years. He was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and the NRA. Jim enjoyed deer...
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Audrey M. Rahn

October 10, 2016

Audrey M. Rahn, 87, passed away Monday, October 10, 2016. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Audrey was the daughter of the late Ted and Ione Wilgus. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Surviving are her sons, Steve (Cindy) Rahn of Fort Wayne, Keith (Dawn) Rahn of Auburn, AL; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and brother, Richard (Betty) Wilgus of Indianapolis. Audrey was...
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Leonid Isaakovich Kyner

October 9, 2016

Leonid Isaakovich Kyner, 84, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016 at in Fort Wayne. Born in Booki, Ukrane, Leonid worked as a machinist for many years. Surviving are his wife, Eda Kyner; daughter, Marina (Tawfiq Alshemmari) Kyner; son-in-law, Victor Kutsenok; grandchildren, Alex and Anya Kutsenok, and Nicholas and Zachary Kyner . Leonid was preceded in death by his daughter, Irina Kutsenok.
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Carlene (Cathy) J. Girardot

October 9, 2016

Carlene "Cathy" J. Girardot, 79, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016 in Fort Wayne, IN. Surviving are her children Carl (Roberta) Moore of Rome City, IN; Carla (Robert) King of Charlotte, NC; Theresa Roach of Fort Wayne, IN; Kimsey (Jim Dooley) Girardot of Trenton, OH; Kimberly (Richard) Topp of Fort Wayne, IN; brother, Don (Sue) Mossburg of Fort Wayne, IN; 10 grandchildren,13 great...
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Ann M. Hull

October 7, 2016

Ann M. Hull, 98, passed away October 7, 2016 at Heritage Park Health Care Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Allan Thomas Pattee

October 7, 2016

Allan Thomas Pattee, 70, passed away October 7, 2016. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home.
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Barbara Elizabeth Kinder

March 17, 1928 - October 7, 2016

Barbara Elizabeth Kinder, 88 of Bloomington, Indiana, formerly of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away Friday, October 7, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Oscar and Mildred Smith. While raising her four children, she successfully owned and operated a neighborhood beauty salon. Due to her loving nature she was nicknamed "Ma Kinder" by all the neighborhood children. Throughout her life she...
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Teresa M. Skevington

October 5, 2016

Teresa M. Skevington, 92, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Teresa was a 1941 graduate of Central Catholic High School, a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, the St. Charles Rosary Sodality, and a long time volunteer at St. Anne Home. Most of all, she was a loving wife and mother who enjoyed being a homemaker. Surviving are her children...
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Sandra Ruth Niles

October 5, 2016

Sandra Ruth Niles, loving mother, 68, passed away October 5, 2016. She was born November 4, 1947, the daughter of the late Richard and Laura Niles. Sandra was very proud of her Scottish heritage. When she was younger, Sandra enjoyed working with her father Richard in his dental office in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, Todd (Marie) Burris. Preceded in death by her sister, Penny Niles. Burial...
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Eileen M. (Crapser) Firestine

October 5, 2016

Eileen M. (Crapser) Firestine, 97, passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Eileen worked as an Underwriting Data Specialist in Research Development with Lincoln National Life Insurance Co and retired in 1987. She was a faithful member of Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, Catholic Charismatic Prayer Group; 50+ years...
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Patricia J. Kelker

October 4, 2016

Patricia J Kelker, 92 of New Haven, Indiana died on Tuesday October 4, 2016. She celebrated her 92nd birthday on September 19. Born in Fort Wayne, Pat was the daughter of the late Clement M and Clare M Schneiders. Pat was a registered nursing graduate of St Joseph Nursing School and worked for over 35 years for St Joseph Hospital; working and managing the maternity floor. (Anyone who had a baby...
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Linda Cooper

October 3, 2016

Linda Cooper , 59, passed away Monday, October 3, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, IN. Surviving are her husband, Klint Cooper, daughter, Demetria Jones, son, Kent Cooper, daughter, Shannon Cooper, son, Thomas Cooper, son, Jamarcus Cooper, son, Klint Cooper, Jr., 24 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren all of Fort Wayne, IN. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Huddie Jones,...
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Barbara Ann Baldi

October 2, 2016

Barbara Ann Baldi, 82, passed away October 2, 2016. Surviving are sisters, Francis Ingebo; Geraldine Murphy; grandchildren, Kenneth (Sharon) Baldi, Heather (David) Dowty, Robert (Jennifer Smith) Baldi III, Tara (Jeremiah Johnson) Yarian, Harmonie (CJ Nadeau) Baldi; great-grandchildren, Jericho and Megan Baldi; Kaleb, Makenna and Micah Dowty; Robert IV, Zachary, and Dominic Baldi; Brenden,...
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Eugene (Gene) Laughlin

October 2, 2016

Eugene "Gene" Laughlin, 83, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in South Bend, IN, Eugene graduated from South Bend Central and Ball State University. He was a Tax Specialist with Lincoln Life for 34 years, retiring in 1988 and also worked at LS Ayers for 38 years as a sales associate. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and very active in the choir...
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Percy Deon Hackner

September 30, 2016

Percy Deon Hackner, passed away September 30, 2016. He is survived by his mother, Yoshida Drew and father, Anthony Hackner. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Donna J. Drudge

September 29, 2016

Donna J. Drudge, 87, passed away Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in New Castle, IN. Donna is survived by her son, Patrick (Brenda) Drudge, grandson, Casey Drudge, granddaughter, Ashley (David) Magner and great-granddaughter, Sophia Magner all of Fort Wayne. Donna was preceded in death by parents, Thomas Jefferson and Lucy May Akers, husband, P.W. "Woody"...
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Keith Stuart Beltz

September 24, 2016

Keith Stuart Beltz, 58, passed away Saturday September 24, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Ft Wayne, IN. Surviving are sister Judith Beltz of LaPorte, IN, brothers Glen Beltz of Las Vegas NV, David (Susan Clayton)Beltz of Waco, GA,and niece Lauren (Zane) Bitter of Asheville, NC. Keith was preceded in death by his parents LeRoy Duane Beltz and Glenda Marie Beltz. Per Keith's request no public...
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Frank Dlug

September 21, 2016

Frank Dlug, 90, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2016. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and retired from Dana, after 24 years of employment. He will be dearly missed Surviving are his longtime companion, Janean Phillips and her daughter, Kathryn (Jeffrey) Marshall, and her grandchildren, Bailey and Mackenize. He is also survived by his daughter, Kim Mott; son Mark (Beth) Dlug; half-sister,...
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Rodney Wayne Resac

September 21, 2016

Rodney Wayne Resac, 62, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in Huntington County. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Rodney worked at Fleetwood Homes for many years, retiring in 2014. He was a member of the American Motorcycle Association. He loved to ride and enjoyed motorcycle drag racing. Rodney especially loved spending time with his nieces and nephews. Surviving are his brothers, Richard ...
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James Joseph (JJ) Fast

September 17, 2016

James Joseph "JJ" Fast , 41, departed Saturday, September 17, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, James "JJ" worked as a Roofer with Dahm Brothers. Surviving are his children; Diana, Joe, Jazlyn, Jersie, and Brooklyn Fast all of Fort Wayne; brothers, Robin Porter and Rick Fast Jr. of Fort Wayne. James "JJ" was preceded in death by parents, Rick and Diane (Sparkman) Fast. Service is 6:00 pm, Thursday...
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Effie M. Fox

September 17, 2016

Effie M. Fox, 90, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2016 at her home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughters, Paula Linman of Albion, IN; Marsha (Don) Thornburg of Aberdeen, WA; granddaughter, Amanda (Cory) Traxler of Elkhart, IN; grandson, Jacob Linman of Fort Wayne, IN; 3 great-grandchildren, Paige, Mason and Savanna Traxler . Effie was preceded in death by husband, Olos Fox; Father, E.C...
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Stephen Carroll

September 16, 2016

Stephen Carroll, 69, passed away September 19, 2016. He was the son of the late Sanford and Mattie Carroll. Stephen was born in Chattanooga, TN on December 4, 1946. He graduated high school from Chattanooga Central and went on to play football at the University of Tennessee. While he was there they won the SEC championship twice as well as the National Championship. After his college career he...
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Darrius Marshawn Washington

September 14, 2016

Infant, Darrius Marshawn Washington, was stillborn, September 14, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital. He is survived by his mother, Latoya Shannon and father, Darrius Washington. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Joan Desmonds Houser

September 14, 2016

Joan Desmonds Houser, 85, died peacefully on Wednesday September 14, 2016. Surviving are her two daughters, Sue (Mike) Moorhead and Diane Phillips (Tony Christensen); two sons, Steve (Kacy) Desmonds; and Dave (Dawn) Desmonds; grandchildren, Lisa Voss, Lori (Bobby) Wilson, Joleen (Phillip) Maxwell, Bobby (Nikki) Phillips, Shelley (Jason) Ulmer, Caren (Kyle) Dudgeon, Connor (Abby) Desmonds,...
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James Jackson

September 13, 2016

James Jackson, 86, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016 in Fort Wayne. James was married to Augusta Boone-Jackson, his lifelong companion and beloved wife of 65 years who preceded him in death in 2015. Surviving are his children, Tina Louise (Joe) Jackson, Deloris Jackson, Georgiann (Larry) Miller, Carolyn (Chester) Jackson-Ware, Bobby Randall Jackson, Conella (Dean) Menefee; 21 grandchildren...
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Gregg L. Jackson

September 12, 2016

Gregg L. Jackson, 62, passed away Monday, September 12, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Gregg was a very talented carpenter. ** Surviving are his daughters, Alexandra (Betty) Polasky; and Lauren Watts; brother, Dennis (Wu Jian) Jackson; and sister, Janis (Todd) Grov.e. Gregg was preceded in death by his mother, Rita Jackson and father, Jesse Jackson. A private memorial service will be held at...
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Janet E. Glenwith

September 9, 2016

Janet E. Glenwith, 81, passed away Friday, September 9, 2016 at Lutheran Life Villages. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Janet was the daughter of the late Edward and Florence Glenwith. She graduated from Central Catholic High School and attended International Business College for 2 years. She is survived by her friends and extended family members. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Services of...
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Zander Elijah Haines

September 9, 2016

Infant, Zander Elijah Haines, passed away , September 9, 2016. He is survived by his mother, Jessica Baysinger and father, Colin Haines. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Reginald (Reggie) Berry Doyle III

September 9, 2016

Reginald "Reggie" Berry Doyle III., 55, passed away Friday, September 9, 2016. Surviving are his mother, Justine Doyle of Fort Wayne, sister, Tiffany (Scott) Winling, brothers, David (Amanda) Doyle both of Fort Wayne, Mark (Shelley) Doyle of Golden, CO and several nieces and nephews. Reggie was preceded in death by his father, Reginald Berry Doyle, Jr., and his half brother, Edward H. Doyle. ...
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Charles A. Cardwell

April 25, 1935 - September 9, 2016

Charles A. Cardwell, 81, passed away Friday, September 9, 2016 at University Park Nursing Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, IL, Charles graduated from Central High School in 1953 and was a US Army Veteran. Charles worked at Dana Corporation for 33yrs years, retiring in 1994. Charles enjoyed his work and his friends he made during his lifetime. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed...
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Frank Simon

September 8, 2016

Frank Simon, 91, passed away Sept. 8, 2016. Frank was a WWII veteran serving in the Army as a Private First Class in the 8th ordinance 818th military police company. Frank is survived by his grandson, Josh Simon; brother, Alex Simon; sister, Eleanor Walters; and former daughter-in-law, Jane Simon Yoder. He was preceded in death by his wife JoAnn Simon; son Steven Miles Simon; and brothers John...
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Mary Jane Hubler

September 8, 2016

Mary Jane Hubler, 96, passed away Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her brother, John Henry (Jean) Bux of Fort Wayne, IN; nieces, Jan (Randy) Rediger of Leo, IN; Jacqueline (Bill) Boyle of Rome City, IN; Cathy Bux of Fort Wayne, IN; Cheri (Rob) Wiley of Auburn, IN; nephew, John (Theresa) Bux of Denver, CO.. Mary was preceded in death by her parents...
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Patricia Ann Carr

September 6, 2016

Patricia Ann Carr, 60, passed away September 6, 2016 at her home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Robert Carr, Jr.; children, Tia (Mike) Seidmeyer; Paul B. (Sheryl) Chapman; Doris J. (Justin) McElroy; Robert F. (Michelle) Carr III; Frank J. (Desirea) Carr; step-father, Richard Neumann; brothers, Mark L. Jones; Roger O. (Sharon) Jones; Charles E. (Marilyn) Jones; 14 grandchildren...
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David P. (Dave) Kelker, Sr.

December 14, 1922 - September 5, 2016

David P. "Dave" Kelker Sr. 93 of New Haven, Indiana died on Monday September 5, 2016. He was born on December 14, 1922 in Fort Wayne, a son of the late Arthur D and Clara M (Kukuk) Kelker. Dave was a veteran of the US Army. He was a 44-year employee of General Electric Company retiring in 1984. Upon Retirement Dave and his wife Pat became Florida "snow birds" when they purchased a home in...
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Joseph Raymond (Sensei Joe) Higi III

September 5, 2016

Joseph Raymond Higi III "Sensei Joe", 68, passed away Monday, September 5, 2016. Surviving are his wife, Deborah Higi of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Joshua (Laurie) Higi of South Whitley, IN; son, Christopher Higi of Alba, MI; daughter, Allison Higi of Knoxville, IA; step-daughter, Angela Klemm; step-son, Brian Klemm; son/grandson, Ethan Higi; 9 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; siblings, Twink (Larry...
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Kathleen M. Hatton

September 4, 2016

Kathleen M. Hatton, 51, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Fort Wayne, She is Survived by her daughter, Tanner M Hatton; son, Christopher McKinley; father, Raymond Jenkins and fiance, Jon Griffin all of Fort Wayne. Kathleen was preceded in death by her mother, Delores Jenkins. Funeral Service is 2:00 pm, Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at D.O. McComb & Sons...
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Charles Neil Garriott

September 4, 2016

Charles Neil Garriott, 84, passed away September 4, 2016. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Donald J. Wulpi

September 4, 2016

Donald J. Wulpi, 92, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016. Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Virginia Wulpi; sons, James (Marsha) Wulpi and Thomas (Laura) Wulpi all of Fort Wayne, IN; daughters, Barb (Frank) Nesbitt of Huntertown, IN and Sue (Jefferey) Mills of Sarasota, FL; grandchildren, Ryan (Jennifer), Ben (Stephanie), Alex and Logan Wulpi, Ryan, Adam (Megan) Nesbitt, Brittany (James)...
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Betty J. (Herber) Landin

August 31, 2016

Betty J.(Herber) Landin , 88, passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at St Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, In, Born November 19, 1927 to the late Rheinhart and Claudine Herber. Betty was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and enjoyed caring for her family. She was a active member and a volunteer at St. Henry...
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Lisa Mae Rutledge

August 30, 2016

Lisa Mae Rutledge, 52, passed away Tuesday August 30, 2016. She is survived by her life partner-girlfriend Cheryl Mosqueda, estranged husband Rick Rutledge, three daughters; Hope (Brian) Scribner, Elizabeth (Daniel) Aldridge, and Stephanie Rutledge, two sons; Travis (Kelsey) Rutledge and Daniel Rutledge, nine loving grandchildren, brothers Jeffrey Laymon and David (Brenda) Stouder, sister Susan ...
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Nancy (Maxine) Ford

August 29, 2016

Nancy "Maxine" Ford, 90, passed away Monday, August 29, 2016 at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Rowley, Iowa, Maxine was the daughter of the late John and Annabelle Bishop. Maxine graduated from Rowley High School in Iowa and earned her bachelors degree from the University of Northern Iowa and her masters degree from Saint Francis University. She was a second and third grade school...
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Constance (Connie) E. Olry

August 28, 2016

Constance "Connie" E. Olry, 85, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Constance worked as a deli clerk with Meijer. Surviving are her husband, Vincent Olry; her children, David Olry, Karen (Vic) Meisner, Richard (Becky) Olry, Randy Olry, Joy Forester, Jeff (Robin) Olry; 11 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; sisters, Norma (Hayden) Ankney and Judith...
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Pete Yarger

August 27, 2016

Pete Yarger, age 74, of Hamilton, passed away early Saturday, August 27, 2016 at his home with family holding his hands. EAA member 37387 has now gone west and is flying in the Wild Blue Yonder. Pete was born April 10, 1942 in Wauseon, Ohio to Archiel A. and Kathryn M. Coy Yarger. He attended Scott Center School, Angola Schools, and IVY Tech. In 1984 he married Peggy (Mansfield) Yarger who...
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Leonardo Colin

August 27, 2016

Infant, Leonardo Colin , passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 He is survived by his mother, Maria Rivera and father, Jose G Colin. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Raymond Phillip Blombach

August 25, 2016

Raymond Phillip Blombach, 65, passed away Thursday, August 25, 2016 in Wolcottville. He enjoyed a career in music. Raymond served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, Surviving are his mother Marian Blombach; and his brother, Michael (Anne Marie) Blombach both of Fort Wayne. Raymond was preceded in death by father, Herbert Blombach. Memorials may be made to the K9's...
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Melvin H. Rodenbeck

December 25, 1928 - August 25, 2016

Melvin H. Rodenbeck, 87, of Fort Wayne passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2016, at Sunrise Assisted Living, Carmel, IN. He moved there in 2010 to be with his wife Helen Rodenbeck who suffered from Alzheimer's disease and passed away in July of 2014. He courageously battled dementia during his time there. During his journey, he never lost the love of people and was one of the facilities...
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Jack R. Witham

August 23, 2016

Jack R. Witham, 78, passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Bethlehem Woods Rehab Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Allen County, IN, Jack worked at International Harvester/ Navistar for 31 years, retiring in 1989. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and the Poe Conservation Club. . Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Patricia; sons, John A. (Margaret) Witham of New Haven, IN and Homer...
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Imogean M. Duncan

August 22, 2016

Imogean M. Duncan , 89, passed away August 22, 2016 . Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Rodney Elliott

August 22, 2016

Rodney Elliott , 62, passed away unexpectedly Monday, August 22, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Hartford City, IN. Rodney loved the arts, visiting the library and showing dogs. Rodney will truly be missed. Surviving are his sisters, Rebecca (Eugene) Zagorski of Daleville, IN and Ramona Coonce of Montpelier, IN and several nieces and nephews. Rodney was preceded in death by his parents, Walter...
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Dennis Dean Kiser

August 20, 2016

Dennis Dean Kiser, 44, went fishing for the last time, Saturday, August 20, 2016 in Fort Wayne. . Surviving are his mother, Sandra (Kevin) Kolb; brother, Todd (Lee) Goodwin; sister, Marcy (Frank) Lysee; and sister, Dylan (Dennis ) Jeffrey; aunts Kathy Kiser Houtz and Lorrie Kiser Brames; and significant other, Kim Peyton. Dennis was preceded in death by his father, Dennis Kiser Sr.;...
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Marcella J. Peppler

August 20, 2016

Marcella J. Peppler, 86, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016. Jesus sent his angels for our beloved Mom, Grandmother & Great-Grandmother. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on January 19, 1930. At a very young age her parents moved to a farm near Edon, OH, where she grew up and graduated at the age of 18. She then moved back to Fort Wayne, and acquired a job at General Electric. On April 30, 1949...
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