Our Obituaries

Nancy Uhlenhaut Ashley

September 30, 2014

Nancy Uhlenhaut Ashley, 89, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Bourne, MA, she was a granddaughter to Eben S.S. Keith, railroad pioneer and owner of Keith Car Works and Manufacturing Co. of Sagamore, MA. Nancy was a world traveler who lived in Alaska, Spain, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Washington D.C., San Francisco, CA, Annapolis, MD, and Miami, FL. Nancy served her...
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Elbert Ray (Bert) Glover

September 29, 2014

Elbert Ray "Bert" Glover, 84, entered the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the early hours of September 29, 2014, from Harbor Assisted Living, Fort Wayne, IN. He leaves behind 5 children (no such thing as in-laws to Bert and Jessie), Richard E. (Mary) Glover, Sr., Kokomo; Shirley A..Glover, Fort Wayne; and Ronald R. (Tammy) Glover, Arlington, TX. He also leaves behind 8...
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Irene Sapko

September 27, 2014

Irene Sapko , 66, passed away September 27, 2014 at . Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Mary E. Monteith

September 27, 2014

Mary E. Monteith, 86, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Columbus, OH, Mary was co owner of Monty's Catering, with her husband for 41yrs years, retiring in 1988. She was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church, Life member and treasurer of the Marine Corps. League and the Navy Club Ship 48 Auxiliaries. In 2008 Mary was named Woman...
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Carl F. Haas

September 27, 2014

Carl F. Haas, 94, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014, at Bethlehem Woods Rehab Center. Surviving are his wife, Betty Haas of Fort Wayne, son, Earl Haas of Combia City, daughters, Sharon (Randy) Noakes, Carol (Roger) Minnich both of Fort Wayne, step-daughter, Jane Ann Jantzen of Leo, 20 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Carl was preceded in death by parents Charles and Cora Haas,...
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Kathy J. Furniss

September 27, 2014

Kathy J. Furniss, 65, passed away Saturday, September 27, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne; born in Decatur. Surviving are her husband of 41 years, John W. Furniss, Sr. of Fort Wayne; son, John W. (Carrie) Furniss, Jr. of Monroeville; siblings, David L. (Diana) Sovine, Sr. of Decatur, C. Wayne (Sarah) Sovine, Jr., Kevin L. (Jenny) Sovine, Jeffrey A. (Kay) Sovine, and Gary D. (Kathy) Sovine all...
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Patricia E. Hopson

September 26, 2014

Patricia E Hopson , 64, passed away Friday, September 26, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was a native and lifetime resident of Ft. Wayne, IN, Patricia graduated from Southside HS and St. Joseph School of Nursing. Patricia was the only African American Histologist in Ft. Wayne. Her 27 year career consisted of working at St. Joseph Hospital, Ft. Wayne Medical Lab and...
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William Howard Spence, Jr.

September 25, 2014

William Howard Spence, Jr., 48, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014. Surviving are his daughter, Leslie A. Spence; sisters, Gwen (Layne) Woodson; Cheri Spence; Sharon Hill; Curlie (Bruce) Young; Cecelia (James) Smith and Lorene (Derrick) Davenport of Chicago, IL. William was preceded in death by parents, William and Mary V. Spence and brother, Jimmie L. Smith. Service is 2:00 pm, Friday,...
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Marjorie (Marge Sheikh) Sheikh-El-Shabab

September 25, 2014

Sheikh-El-Shabab, Marjorie (Marge Sheikh) - 1/7/39 - 9/25/14. Our Margie shall be missed and always remembered by both friends and the family she left behind: husband Tom; kids Brian (Lindsey) and Sara (Paul) Busby; siblings Sharon (Joe) Pratt, Karen Zakhi, Don Evans; grandchildren Anitra Busby, Jade Jackson, Tanner Jackson. Several loved nieces and nephews also survive and will miss their Aunt...
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Mina May Ruchel

September 25, 2014

Mina May Ruchel, 95, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014, at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Hagerstown, IN, Mina worked as a cafeteria worker with FWCS for 17 years, retiring in 1979. She was a member of Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church. Surviving are her daughter, Kathleen R. Stocker of Naperville, IL; granddaughter, Alexandra A. Stocker of Naperville, IL. Mina...
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Marjorie L. Gable

September 25, 2014

Marjorie L. Gable, 98, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014. Marjorie worked as a hairdresser for 20 years, retiring in 1978. Surviving are her step-son, Robert (Sally) Gable of Comstock, MI; step-daughter, Vicki (Jeff) Schenher of Churubusco,IN; 7 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Gable; parents, Harvey and Mary Sipe, and...
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Elijah James Rogan

September 23, 2014

Elijah James Rogan, was stillborn, September 23, 2014 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. He is survived by his parents, James Rogan and Ellyn Cowles of Fort Wayne. Service is 2:00 pm, Monday September 29, 2014 at Lindenwood Cemetery, 2324 W. Main Street. Arrangements by D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home.
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Kenneth E. Collis

September 23, 2014

Kenneth E. Collis, 92, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Fort Wayne, Kenneth was a WWII Navy Veteran. He worked with Magnavox for 46 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of Knights of Columbus #451. Kenneth was an avid bicyclist. He and his son traveled 3200 miles on one trip. He also enjoyed playing cards, dancing, and spending time...
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David G. Krebs

September 22, 2014

David G. Krebs , 67, passed away Monday, September 22, 2014. Surviving are his wife, Jane M. Krebs of Fort Wayne, IN; sons, Michael (Dawn) Krebs of Acworth, GA;, Brian Krebs of Fort Wayne, IN; brothers, Marvin "Butch" (Mary) Krebs of Winchester, KY; Larry Krebs of Middletown, OH; grandchildren, Trevor, Austin, Jerry and Mariah . David was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Dorothy...
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Michael Vyain

September 21, 2014

Michael Vyain, 64, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014, at Summit City Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Muncie, Michael worked as a letter carrier with the US Post Office for 40 years, retiring in 2011. He was an avid musician who enjoyed wood working, gardening, fishing and photography. Surviving are his son, Sean (Amy) Vyain of Lebanon, IN; daughter, Alison Vyain of Fort Wayne; son,...
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Harry W. Grindley

September 21, 2014

Harry W. Grindley, 95, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014. Born in Champaign, IL, Harry was a WWII Army Veteran. Surviving are his daughter, Sharon (Larry) Rose of Fort Wayne, son, Leslie Jahn of Fort Wayne, grandchildren, Kimberly, Tamara, and Thomas, great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Branden, Jordan, Aaron, and Joshua. Harry was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary Grindley,...
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Jacqueline Levin

September 20, 2014

JACQUELINE LEVIN, 62, native of Fort Wayne, passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Surviving is her faithful husband of over 14 years, Stephen D. Martin, and brother, David (Rosemary) Levin of Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Born April 9, 1952, of the late Larry Levin and Norma (Stauffer) Levin, the North Side graduate received a B.A. from Indiana University. Jacqueline was preceded in death by her...
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Ella B. Wray

July 8, 1923 - September 20, 2014

Ella B. Wray, 91, passed away on Sept. 20, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyndle, and son, Larry Wray. She is survived by her girls, Sandra (Wayne) Watts; Linda (Ron) Shroyer; Ashley (Joshua) Meyers; and Amber (Ryan) Starkel. She is survived by her grandchildren, Kirk, Eric, Rici Shroyer; Abby Wray; Chad Watts, Jim Watts, and Melissa Davis; and Landon Wray; brother, Charles...
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Janet L. Gottfried

September 19, 2014

Janet L. Gottfried , 78, went to be with our Lord and Savior, Friday, September 19, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Janet worked at Fish of Stroh and also worked in the Memorial Coliseum ticket office. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and an avid Komet Hockey fan where she developed life long friendships. She enjoyed reading,...
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Betty Jane Lyrrell Smith

September 18, 2014

Betty Jane Lyrrell Smith, 94, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Betty Jane enjoyed serving her family as a homemaker. She was a member of Trinity Chapter 576 O.E.S. Surviving are her daughters, Roxanne (Robert) Burris of Columbus, OH; and Donna (Gayle) Belcher of Fort Wayne; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. ...
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Cornell Lee Hopkins, Sr.

September 16, 2014

Cornell Lee Hopkins Sr., 65, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Surviving are his son, Cornell Lee Hopkins II; stepson, Andrew Mitchell; stepdaughter Chynna A. Mitchell; bothers Edward (Brenda) Hopkins, III; Steven (Carolyn) Hopkins; Kevin Hopkins; Gary L. (Renita) Hopkins; sister, Brigitte (Reginald) Hill; and lifelong friend Sharon Hopkins Mitchell and her husband Fred. Cornell...
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Barbara B. Debolt

September 16, 2014

BARBARA B. DEBOLT, 77, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away peacefully 6:45pm Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Surviving are her sons; Rusty (Jackie) Shinabery of Mt. Vernon, OH; Randy Shinabery of Decatur; Robbie (Tina) Shinabery of Fort Wayne; Mike Shinabery of Fort Wayne; Scott McClurg of Bluffton; James (Jenny) McClurg of Decatur; daughter Julie (Mark) Shinabery of Fort Wayne; sister Sandra L. Hege of...
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David R. Daniel

September 15, 2014

David R. Daniel, 88, passed away September 15, 2014. Surviving are his wife, Charline Rehrer Daniel; son, David L. (Debra) Daniel; son, Jack E. (Lorrie) Daniel; daughter, Carolyn D. (Hal) Wilmot; grandchildren, Brant and Lauren Wilmot, Drew Daniel, Erin (Jeff) Pipas, Ian Daniel, and John and Adam Daniel; and great-grandchildren, Isaac and Mae Pipas. David was preceded in death by his first...
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Dorothy S. (Grandma) Huey Kleber

September 15, 2014

Dorothy S. Huey Kleber "Grandma", 87, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014 at her home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughter, Barbara Ulman; daughter, Sue (Woody) Shelburne; daughter, Sarah (Paul) Meier; daughter, Brenda (Tom) Bullerman; daughter, Sandy (Bill) Beard; 17 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild. Dorothy was preceded in death by husband, Ralph...
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Donald (Don) E. Seeger

September 15, 2014

Donald "Don" E. Seeger, 88, passed away peacefully, Monday, September 15, 2014 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Donald was a lifelong musician, an organist for D O McComb and Sons for 22 years, a church organist and a Big Band organist and pianist. He played with his brother's "The Dick Seeger Band". He played in the Monte Bleu Band for 20 years...
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Joshua L. Davis

September 14, 2014

Joshua L. Davis , 35, passed away September 14, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Ruth Mae (Boylan) Nusbaum

September 12, 2014

Ruth Mae (Boylan) Nusbaum, 91, died on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at home. She was born on Jan. 1, 1923 near Antwerp in Paulding Co., OH, the daughter of Guy and Ethel (Seslar) Boylan. She graduated from Spencerville High School in 1941 and married Homer L. Nusbaum on June 29, 1941 at the Gospel Tabernacle, Hicksville, OH where she was a member for 68 years. Their first home was on Fairmount Place...
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Tina M. McCoy

September 12, 2014

Tina M. McCoy, 53, passed away Friday, September 12, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Kris McCoy; daughter, Marybeth (Mark) Scherer; son, Chris (Jamie) McCoy; brother, Edward C. (Teresa) Davis, all of Fort Wayne; and seven grandchildren. Tina was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Mary Davis. Memorials may be made to the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research.
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Demitri Valenti

September 11, 2014

Infant Demitri Valenti passed away September 11, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Evelyn L. Phillips

September 10, 2014

Evelyn L. Phillips , 95, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in rural Allen County, IN to her parents Alba L. and Marie Greek. Evelyn graduated from Lafayette Center High School as the Salutatorian and Indiana Central College, currently University of Indianapolis. She was as a Teacher in the English Department for 35 years with East...
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Xavier Cortez Sewell

September 8, 2014

Infant, Xavier Cortez Sewell , passed away September 8, 2014 at Dupont Hospital. He is survived by his mother, Lashonda Sewell and father, Walter Mims. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Marcia D. Andrews

September 7, 2014

Marcia D. Andrews, 88, passed away Sunday, September 7, 2014 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Indianapolis, IN, Marcia was a homemaker and worked many ventures throughout her life. Surviving are her daughter, Jenny (Daniel) Dispennett of Fort Wayne; sister, Billie (Ralph) Hazelbaker of Naples, FL; brother, David (Barbara) Ettinger of Dallas, TX; seven grandchildren,...
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Laura Levine

September 6, 2014

Laura Levine, 85, passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014. Born in New York, NY, Laura worked as a Administrative Assistant to the CEO of the Exquisite Form Company for 20 years, retiring in 1995. Surviving are her sons Marshall (Megan) Levine, Grand Junction CO, Scott Levine New York, NY; daughter, Marla (Frank) Wiesehan of Bryan, OH; sister Sylvia Bernstein ,New York, NY. Laura was...
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Frederick (Bud) Wilkens, Jr.

September 26, 1923 - September 6, 2014

Frederick "Bud" Wilkens Jr., 90, passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Heritage Park Health Care in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Wilkens; son, Kenneth (Julie) Wilkens; daughter, Dianne Wilkens; daughter, Laura (Randy) Nordyke; daughter, Linda (Paul) Spurgeon; grandchildren: Alyssa and Eric Wilkens, Michelle (Jeremy) Burlison, Stacy (Steve) King, Josh (Julie) Nordyke, and...
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Joyce L. Johnson

September 5, 2014

Joyce L. Johnson, 87, passed away Friday, September 5, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Edmund Johnson and a loving Aunt. Surviving are nieces Mauna (Gene) Cowan of Grabill, and Renee (Rob) Ely of Harlan; sister-in-law Marylin Rogers of Harlan. Several Great and Great-Great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husband Edmund J. Johnson; brother Dean M. Rogers. Memorials may...
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Albert W. LaVorgna

September 4, 2014

Albert W. LaVorgna, 67, passed away Thursday, September 4, 2014. Born in New Haven, CT, Albert worked construction for many years. Surviving are his brother, James A (Cheryl) LaVorgna of Fort Wayne and daughter, Sarah LaVorgna of Indianapolis. Albert was preceded in death by his parents Anthony and Sarah LaVorgna. Funeral Service is at 5:00 pm, Friday, September 12, 2014 at D.O. McComb & Sons...
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Alice A. Kearnes

September 2, 2014

Alice A. Kearnes, 92, passed away September 2, 2014 at Visiting Nurse. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Sarah M. Wall

September 1, 2014

Sarah V. Morrical Wall, 75, passed away Monday, September 1, 2014, at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Morgantown, KY, Sarah moved to Fort Wayne when she was three years old and was primarily a homemaker. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, attended Trinity Nazarene Church and participated in Toastmasters. Sarah loved to talk and loved her friends and family....
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Marcia F. Packer-King

August 31, 2014

Marcia F. Packer-King, 88, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Marcia was preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Anna Adler, first husband; K Earl Packer; and 2nd husband, Harold J. King. Memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse c/o POA 6426 Langley Court, Fort Wayne, IN 46815. To view the online obituary, go to www.mccombandsons.com.
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Janetrose Demarino

August 31, 2014

Janetrose Demarino, 65, passed away August 31, 2014. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Abbie Dell Detraz

August 30, 2014

Abbie Dell Detraz, age 96, passed away 30 August 2014. Surviving Abbie are her two sons, George W. Detraz and wife Sharon, VA, and John E. Detraz and wife Bok M., OH, she is also survived by two grandchildren George W. Detraz Jr., WV and Cindy E. Detraz, OH. Abbie will be laid to rest beside her husband at Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Muncie, IN. Memorials may be made to the American Heart...
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Betty C. Bridges

January 15, 1930 - August 28, 2014

Betty C. Bridges, 84, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Ashton Creek Health and Rehab. Born in Allentown, PA, Betty worked as a physical therapy aide with Rehabilitative Health Services for 17 years, retiring in 1991. She was a active member of Grace Point Church of the Nazarene. Betty was an avid collector of clocks, having collected 181 clocks. Betty loved her family and cherished all...
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Eugene Carl Roehm

October 3, 1918 - August 28, 2014

Eugene Carl Roehm, 95, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014. Born October 3, 1918, in Convoy, Ohio, the third and youngest child of Edwin and Alma (Reidenbach) Roehm. He was the beloved husband of Lucille Densil Sudlow, who preceded him in death in 2001, and was her primary caregiver the last ten years of her life. They were married November 1, 1941. Mr. Roehm graduated in 1938 from Convoy High...
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Lindsay E. Stewart

August 27, 2014

Lindsay E. Stewart, 26, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis. Surviving are her mother, Joni Stewart of Fort Wayne, fiancee Andrew Sherwood of Fort Wayne, sisters, Julie (Dayton) Dobler of SD, Jamie Malloy of Fort Wayne, and nephews, Aiden and Collin . Lindsay was preceded in death by father, Richard Stewart, and grandmother, Billiette Busse. ...
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Camp May

August 26, 2014

Camp May, 75, passed away August 26, 2014 at Life Care Center of Fort Wayne. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Maxine E. Poinsatte

August 25, 2014

Maxine E. Poinsatte passed to eternal life on Monday, August 25, 2014,at the age of 89. Married to the late James A. Poinsatte for 66 years, her proudest vocation was that of motherhood. With unyielding faith, she lived "one day at a time trusting in God". She attended Most Precious Blood Catholic School, Central Catholic High School, and The University of St. Francis. Contributing to the...
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John Louis Kirkhoff, Jr.

August 25, 2014

John Louis Kirkhoff Jr., 50, passed away Monday, August 25, 2014, in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his sisters, Lori (Jesse) Kirkhoff of Grand Rapids, MI, and Kathy (Edward) Aboufadel of Ada, MI; nieces and nephews, Joseph, Zachary, Nicholas, and Jacklynn. John was preceded in death by his parents, John "Jack" Sr. and Linda Kirkhoff. Memorials may be made to the Junior Diabetes Research...
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Susanna Belle Bowers Ellinwood

August 23, 2014

Susie met Chuck and fell in love. She married Charles R. Ellinwood, also a DePauw University graduate, in 1951. They have four children: Cynthia Ellinwood-Boyer (Leland) of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Philip K Ellinwood (Gunita) of Campbell, California, Steven P. Ellinwood (Laura) of Fort Wayne and Jill Ellinwood(Steven) of Baraboo Wisconsin. She had ten grandchildren: Lesilyn (Joe), Paul (Abby),...
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Sharon Kay Buckel

August 20, 2014

Sharon Kay Buckel , 59, passed away August 20, 2014 at Byron Health Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Ellen W. Shifflett

August 20, 2014

Ellen W. Shifflett passed away August 20, 2014, at Parkview North Hospice in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, William; sons, Kevin of Fort Wayne, and Keith of New Haven; daughter, Keri Burford of New Haven; grandsons, Willyam Burford of New Haven and Trentyn (T.J.) Burford of the USMC stationed in Hawaii. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Chrissie Kurzen. Per Ellen's...
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Gregory B. Feichter

November 27, 1968 - August 19, 2014

Gregory B. Feichter, 45, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Greg attended St Jude Catholic Elementary School and graduated from Bishop Dwenger High School, class of 1987. Greg worked as a small business owner in Fort Wayne and the surrounding area for 20 years. Surviving are his wife, Angelin Feichter of Fort Wayne; son, Joshua (Cassidy)...
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C. Lockwood Marine

December 25, 1936 - August 19, 2014

C. Lockwood Marine, 76 years old, died Tuesday morning at home. Retired from Central Soya as Senior Vice-President, he found much pleasure in his volunteer work for SCAN, and in hunting, fishing, gardening and being with his two daughters, wife and many friends. Lockwood also greatly enjoyed following the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball program. He was a former president of the...
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Harold P. Toepfer

June 29, 1929 - August 19, 2014

Harold P. Toepfer , 85, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Peru, IN, Harold was the owner of Mueller Vending for 40 years, retiring in 1991. Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Mitzi Toepfer of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Bill (Rhonda) Berg of Fort Wayne, IN; daughters, Jamie (Gary) Hall of South Bend, IN and Susan Matteson Thomas of Fort Wayne, IN;...
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Mariana F. Mullen

August 18, 2014

Mariana F. Mullen, 90, passed away Monday, August 18, 2014. She was a native and long time resident of Ada, KS, and a resident of Ft. Wayne for over 15 years. Surviving are her son, Michael S. Mullen of Fort Wayne, IN daughter, Mitzi Mullen-Polly of Salina, KS grandchildren, Jason Mullen of North Hollywood, CA granddaughter, Rena Polly of Salina, KS; great-grandchildren, Jack and Rowen Mullen....
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Heinz J. Rhodes

August 11, 2014

Heinz J. Rhodes, 63, passed away Monday, August 11, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Diann Rhodes of Fort Wayne. Heinz was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Johanna Rhodes. Service is 10:30 am, Monday, August 18, 2014 at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with calling 1hr prior. Calling also Sunday, August...
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Lorraine H. Firestone

August 11, 2014

Lorraine H. Firestone, 87, passed away Monday, August 11, 2014. Surviving are her daughter, Susan (Paul O'Malley) Firestone of Fort Wayne, IN and their children, Mark, Peter and Tatiana O'Malley, son, Gary (Kris) Firestone of Amelia, OH and their children, Matthew (Christine) Firestone, and Rebecca Firestone . Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence C. and Ida Horn, son, David...
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Betty L. Cox

August 10, 2014

Betty L. Cox, 72, passed away August 10, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Ruth A. Langmeyer

August 10, 2014

Ruth A. Langmeyer , 85, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Ruth was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and was the secretary for the church for over 10 years. She loved spending time with her family. Surviving are her husband for 65 years, William Langmeyer of Fort Wayne, IN; daughters, Vicki (Wayne Ward) Arthur of Fort Wayne, IN...
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Lynn Baker

August 10, 2014

Lynn Baker, 65, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014. Born in Michigan City, Lynn worked as a paralegal with Rothberg, Logan & Warsco for 30 years. She enjoyed cooking and cross stitching. Surviving are her sons, Steve Livingston of Noblesville, Mark Livingston of Denver, CO, and Scott Baker of Fort Wayne; sister, Shela Plank of Gaithersburg, MA; and grandchildren, Alexander and Elizabeth...
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Daniel J. Christman

August 8, 2014

Daniel J. Christman, age 59, of Fort Wayne, IN, died on August 7th, 2014. It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of their beloved son, husband, father, and brother. Daniel was a co-owner of Christman Milk Transport for 30+ years. He was a man of great strength, a tremendous sense of humor and loved spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed hunting with his favorite...
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Toby M. Boitet

August 8, 2014

Toby M Boitet, 43, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014. Toby was an avid Detroit Lions fan. Surviving are his mother; Nancy K Raines; father, David (Melissa) Boitet; companion, Linda Maiden; sisters, Amanda Boitet-Ball; Joy Boitet and Kristine Butler; brother, Robert (Carol) Raines; grandparents, Carl and Mary Lou Banks and Richard and Norma Jean Schmidt; son, Tyler Seelig. Toby was...
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Donald W. Bender

August 8, 2014

Donald W. Bender, 86, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Donald quit high school to serve his country in the U.S. Navy at the last stages of WWII. After the Navy he served in the U.S. Army. After his military service he entered law enforcement and served 5 years with the Allen County Sheriff's Department and 20 years with the Fort...
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Brenda L. Frisch

August 8, 2014

Brenda L. Frisch, 62, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014, after a 27 year battle with Crohns disease. Born in Decatur, Brenda was a district manager with Fort Wayne Newspapers. She enjoyed sewing for her family, making blankets for the needy and loved spending time with her grandkids. Surviving are her husband of 42 years, Mark Frisch of Fort Wayne; children, Matt McBride of Huntertown, Carl ...
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Miles C. Bleke

August 4, 2014

Miles C. Bleke, 21, passed away Monday, August 4, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Miles worked as a Freight Logistics Manager with Office Depot. He loved his family and enjoyed technology, being outdoors, and working out. He was a hard worker in the classroom, maintaining a 4.0 GPA at Ivy Tech, which earned him a spot on the Dean's List. Surviving...
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Judith I. (Lena) Herman

August 1, 2014

Judith I. "Lena" Herman, 61, went peacefully surrounded with her family to be with her Lord and Savior on August 1, 2014 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Judy graduated from New Haven High School. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Judy had a passion for the water. Spending time at the ocean or at Crooked Lake was a love of hers. She enjoyed...
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Cecil Reid Hopper

July 31, 2014

Cecil Reid Hopper, 84, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014. He was the husband of the late Jean Hopper for 62 years and retired from Ft. Wayne Community Schools in 1985. Surviving is son Doug (Tina) Hopper of The Villages, FL, daughters Sandy (Jerry) Wynn of Fort Wayne, Sheila (Dave) Ramsey of Broomfield, CO, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers...
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Dorothy L. Rydell

July 30, 2014

Dorothy L. Rydell, 97, passed away July 30, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Landin Alexander Rasnake

July 30, 2014

Infant, Landin Alexander Rasnake , passed away July 30, 2014, at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. He is survived by his mother, Amanda Jewell and father, Tyler Rasnake. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Gladys D. Mickols

July 30, 2014

Gladys D. Mickols, 89, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Gladys was a supervising case worker with the Illinois Department of Public Aid. Surviving are her daughter, Kathleen Bromley of Fort Wayne; son, William (Arlene) Mickols of Tenino, WA; grandchildren, Maijaliisa and Eric Mickols and Anna Bennett. Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Justin Mickols; sisters,...
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John P. Musto

July 29, 2014

John P. Musto, 92, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Surviving are his wife, Jean Musto; son & daughter-in-law, Mike and Vikki Musto; daughter, Tina Musto; three grandchildren, Tracy, Todd and Rhonda and six great-grandchildren; Paula, McKenna, Kian, Lyle, Lexy and Lacy. John was preceded in death by his parents, John Musto Sr. and Carmella Della Musto; three brothers, Sam, Pat and Paul, and...
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Christopher Eugene Burcham (Nickell)

December 7, 1992 - July 29, 2014

Christopher Eugene Burcham (Nickell), 21, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Chris graduated from North Side High School in 2011. He was currently working at Hires as a mechanic. Chris always knew how to brighten a room. His loving, light hearted, funny sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him. He had a passion for riding his motorcycle, diesel...
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Velvet Ann Newborn

July 26, 2014

Velvet Ann Newborn, 60, passed away July 26, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Service is 1:00 pm, Monday, August 4, 2014 at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with calling 2hrs prior beginning at 11:00 am . Memorials may be made to the family. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery.
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Lorraine Schubert

May 3, 1921 - July 26, 2014

Lorraine Schubert, 93, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Bethlehem Woods in Fort Wayne. Born in Kokomo, IN, Lorraine worked as a Cook with Hobby Ranch House for 29 years, retiring in 1988. She was a member of Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church, Survivors Include,her daughter, Peggy S. (Rex) McClellan of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Jessica Simpson, Amanda Jones, Robert Schubert, and...
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Denise M. Cornelius

July 25, 2014

Denise M. Cornelius, 64, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Gregory A. Cornelius of Fort Wayne; son, Gregory K. Cornelius of Fort Wayne; father, Anthony Pallone of Fort Wayne; sisters Deborah (Dave) Arnold and Danina (Wes) Downing, both of Fort Wayne. Denise was preceded in death by mother, June Pallone, sister, Ruth Pallone, and...
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Gayle (Beezley) Kyle

July 24, 2014

Gayle (Beezley) Kyle, 88, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014. Gayle "Helen" worked as an administrative assistant for Rea Magnet Wire for 34 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of Saint Joseph United Methodist Church. Her hobbies included gardening, playing cards, and attending church. She is survived by nieces; great-nieces and nephews; great-great nieces and nephews; and great-great...
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Gayle (Beezley) Kyle

July 24, 2014

Gayle (Beezley) Kyle, 88, passed away July 24, 2014 at Golden Years Homestead. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Shirley Mae (Carmichael) Zuber

July 23, 2014

Shirley Mae "Carmichael" Zuber, 82, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Lima, OH, Shirley graduated from Huntington Catholic HS and St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing. She was the Director of Nursing with Woodview Health Care for 15 years, retiring in 1994, but continued to volunteer for many years. She was a member of St. Peter Catholic...
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Gladys Marie Alleger

October 8, 1925 - July 23, 2014

GLADYS MARIE ALLEGER, 88 died, July 23, 2014, at University Park Nursing Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana where she was a resident since 2011. She was born in Pierceton, Indiana on October 8, 1925 to the late Gladys and Marvin Pate. She was active in 4H while growing up in Union City, Indiana and was a graduate of P. R. Allen High School, Bluffton, Indiana in 1942 with General Studies and Speech...
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Carolyn J. Axe

July 21, 2014

Carolyn J. Axe, 77, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014, at her daughter's home in Carmel, IN. She is survived by her daughters, Debora Lynn Wolf of Huntington Beach, CA, Linda Marie Axe of Maui, HI, and Pamela Axe of Carmel, IN; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; and brothers, Richard Logan of Fort Wayne and Ted Logan of Cincinnati, OH. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and...
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Eleanor A. (Sawdon) Engle

July 21, 2014

Eleanor A. (Sawdon) Engle, 104, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014. Born in Dearborn Co., IN, Eleanor was a member of the American Association of University Women, Phi Beta Kappa, University Women's Association IPFW, and U.M.W. of Forest Park United Methodist Church. Surviving are her sons, Charles Frank (Susan) Engle of Ann Arbor, MI, John Thelburn (Nancy) Engle of Brentwood, CA, and William...
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George Collins III

July 20, 2014

George Collins III, 54, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014. He was born in New Orleans, LA, to George and Dorothy (Mikell) Collins who preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife, Rhonda Collins of Fort Wayne; daughters, Janel (Wilbert Monroe) Adams; L'Nee' (Ken) Collins-Jones; La'Toyya (JaMarcus) Johnson; son, George (Brandee Middlebrook) Collins IV; eight grandchildren; brother, Roosevelt ...
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John M. (Mike) Dennis

December 25, 1940 - July 19, 2014

John M. "Mike" Dennis, 73, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Mike graduated from South Side High School in 1959. He served in the U.S. Navy with the helicopter antisubmarine squadron 7 (HS-7) aboard the USS Randolph (CVS-15). He participated in the recovery of astronauts Gus Grissom and John Glenn. Mike worked at International Harvester for 11 years and...
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Marilyn L. Havert

July 17, 2014

Marilyn L Havert, 89, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Marilyn graduated from South Side HS 1943. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and a long time volunteer. She also was a nursery school teacher at Taylor Chapel. Marilyn's hobbies included painting landscapes, knitting, making crafts, writing poetry and...
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Alan (Al) Poe

July 15, 2014

Alan "Al" Poe, 72, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Surviving are his son, Andrew (Diane Aquino-Perez de Poe) Poe of Marquette, MI; daughter, Margaret (Neil Amos) Poe of London, England; daughter, Sarah (John) Hollingsworth of Tulsa, OK; grandchildren: Nathaniel and Simone Amos and Adam and Sophie Hollingsworth; and sisters, Mary M (Kenneth) Scrogham of Fort Wayne and Virginia A (Ray) Couch...
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Betty J. Beardsley

July 15, 2014

Betty J. Beardsley, 86, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Defiance, OH, and graduated from Defiance HS 1946. She married Ralph Beardsley in 1951 and moved to Ft. Wayne in 1955. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and was a volunteer at the church and helping with the church bulletin for years. She was a member of NAMI and Alliance...
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Bette Nussbaum Swanson

July 14, 2014

Bette Nussbaum Swanson, 97, passed away peacefully Monday, July 14, 2014 after a long stay at Saint Anne's Home. A life long resident of Fort Wayne, Bette married Bernard "Jiggs" Swanson Jr., who was a well known Chevy dealership owner for many years, Swanson Chevrolet. Bette was a long term member of the Fort Wayne Junior League, a lifetime member of the Fort Wayne Country Club, a volunteer at...
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Helen C. Rodenbeck

July 14, 2014

Helen C. Rodenbeck , 85, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Carmel. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN. Helen graduated from Central Catholic HS 1946 a International Business College 1948. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and the Rosary Sodality. Helen was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Eighteen years ago she began her...
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Robert Tyrrell

July 13, 2014

Robert Tyrrell, 48, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014. Born in Springfield, VT, he lived most of his adult life in the Fort Wayne area. Surviving are his sisters Ruth Fisher, Maggie Brenner, Susan Ferguson, Christine Mason, brothers, Jerry and Clifton Tyrrell, children Kyle, Travis, Adrienne, and Stewart. Service is 10:00 am, Thursday, July 17, 2014 at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park...
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Stephen C. Klerner

June 2, 1929 - July 13, 2014

Stephen C. Klerner, 85, passed onto his heavenly home on Sunday, July 13, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Stephen graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington. He worked as a realtor and was the founder of Klerner Realty and Klerner-O'Rourke Real Estate. Stephen served as a member of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of the Fort Wayne Board of Realtors, the YMCA, and was...
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Philip E. Phovemire

July 13, 2014

Philip E. Phovemire, 68, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Albion, Philip worked as a Security Guard with Evans Toyota retiring in 2014. He liked hunting, fishing and camping. Surviving are his wife, Ann Phovemire; daughter, Jennifer R. (Jeff) MInnick; son, Jeremy M. Phovemire; grandchildren, Michaela Hoshour; Mitchell Minnick; Madelyn...
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Stephen F. Pisula

July 11, 2014

Stephen F. Pisula, 63, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014. He loved his cars, music, and motorcycles. Surviving are his wife, Cristine Pisula of Fort Wayne; daughters, Jeri E. (Rick) Hunley and Jo E. Childers, both of Fort Wayne; sons, Jamie E. Childers of Larwill, IN and John S. Pisula of Guam; and 6 grandchildren. Steve was preceded in death by his parents J. Donald and Catherine Pisula....
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Mary Rita Stump

July 10, 2014

Mary Rita Stump, 73, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014. Born July 2, 1941, in Fort Wayne to James and Margaret Huth (both deceased) and she attended North Side High School. Mary married Donald Stump on July 19, 1977. Strong-willed with a contagious laugh, Mary had a compassion for animals and a kind heart. She was generous and gave fervently to many charitable organizations. She loved nature,...
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Paul M. Dominguez

July 8, 2014

Paul M. Dominguez, 58, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Paul worked as a painter and a tree remover with Steve Ransom. He enjoyed playing pool, handball, and music. He is survived by his father John Dominquez of Fort Wayne; son Justin (Glenda) White of Fort Wayne; 4 grandchildren; brother John M. Dominquez Jr.; sister Susie M. Dominguez; brother Jimmy M. Dominguez all of Fort Wayne; and...
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Evelyn M. Arnett

July 6, 2014

Evelyn M. Arnett, 83, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014. Born in Lucas County, Ohio, she was living at Heritage Park Health Care Center. Surviving are her daughter, Kathy Wiegand of Fort Wayne; 6 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and brother, Ray (Arlene) Baltzell of Lanesboro, MN. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Arnett, and brother Robert Baltzell. Burial in Highland Park...
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Mary L. Hall Edmead

March 14, 1922 - July 4, 2014

Mary Lois Hall Edmead, 92, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014, at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Washington D.C., Mary worked as a Cryptographer with the United State Government for 25 years. Surviving are her son, Wayne (Kathryn) Hall of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Anne Hall and Christopher (Leslie) Hall; great-grandson, Peter; brother, William (Rosalie) Butler of Silver Spring,...
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Barbara Ann Ponder

January 9, 1934 - July 3, 2014

Barbara Ann Ponder, 80, passed away peacefully July 3, 2014 at Kingston Care Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Florence L. Redding

July 1, 2014

Florence L. Redding, 97, passed away July 1, 2014. Surviving are her daughter Nancy R. (Edgar) Ethier; daughter-in-law Cathy Ferrera; 3 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, and 4 great-grandsons; niece and nephew and their families Sandra (Max) Robison and Richard (Linda) Schlatter. She was preceded in death by her husband Lowell F. Redding; her son Stanley L. Redding; parents Cleveland...
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David M. Clawson

July 1, 2014

David M. Clawson, 58, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne David worked for Anthony Wayne Services for 35 years. He was an avid fan of the Cubs, Celtics, and Komets. Surviving are his brother, Dennis (Rachel Love) Clawson; sister, Diana (Steven) Brunkhart; and brother, Greg (Cheryl) Clawson, all of Fort Wayne; numerous extended family members, and a wealth of friends. David was...
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Vrina L. Stebbins

June 30, 2014

Vrina L. Stebbins, 74, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Columbus, OH, Vrina received her MS in education from St. Francis College 1971 and her MS in counseling from Indiana-Purdue University Ft. Wayne 1988. Vrina was an educator with the East Allen County Schools from 1969-1984 and elementary counselor from 1984 until retirement in 1998. ...
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Dinah L. Thomas

June 30, 2014

Dinah L. Thomas, 70, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Fort Wayne, Dinah did soldering and was a quality control lead with Magnavox, ITT, and Bowmar. Dinah owned and operated her own cleaning business for many years along with being a Realtor. She enjoyed going to auctions, garage sales, and watching college basketball especially Purdue. Surviving...
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