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Mary Ann Tynan

February 22, 2017

Mary Ann Tynan , 82, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017. She was born in Brooklyn, NY, and was the daughter of Thomas and Margaret Tynan. Surviving are her nephew, Joe (Sherry) Bogdon of Fort Wayne, IN; great-niece, Cassandra Bogdon of Fort Wayne, IN. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, sister Margaret Tynan, brothers, George, Joe and Thomas Tynan. Memorials may be made to the...
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Donald E. Kintz

February 22, 2017

Donald E. Kintz, 74, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his children, Rick (Karen) Kintz, Donna (Perry Gilliam) Harter, Laura (Mark) Schultheis, Tim (Jackie) Kintz, Pamela (Mike) Patterson, Mike Kile, Joe (Tarra) Kile, Lorie (Edward Prophet) Kintz, siblings, William Kintz, Cathy Dishong, John (Diane) Kintz, Janie (Dave) Tinney, Mary Nickelson, Linda Hughes,...
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Gilbert W. Foltz

February 22, 2017

Gilbert W. Foltz, 88, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Gilbert was the son of the late Glen and Mildred Foltz. Gilbert was a Korean War Air Force veteran. He worked with Perfection Biscuit Company for 43 years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of the American Legion #499. Gilbert loved to sing. He would...
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Harold A. McCard

February 20, 2017

Harold A. McCard , 66, passed away Monday, February 20, 2017. He was a native and lifetime resident of in Fort Wayne and New Haven, IN. Surviving are his nephews, Jeffrey (Sandy) McCard; John (Tara) McCard; Mark (Kristy) Terrell; nieces, Jodi Hess; Melissa (Rod) Surbaugh; brother-in-law, Gary Terrell; sister-in-law, Donna Hawthorne. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Henry J ...
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Helen Lee Ahlersmeyer

February 19, 2017

Helen Lee Ahlersmeyer, 89, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Helen was the daughter of the late William and Helen Barbara Wall. She graduated from Western High School in Detroit, Michigan class of 1945. Helen than began her nurses training in Detroit and later moved to Chicago where she received her BS in nursing in 1949. While in Chicago she worked as a RN at...
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Jean Marie (Kauffman) Wells

February 15, 2017

Jean Marie (Kauffman) Wells of Leo, quietly passed away at her home on Wednesday. Jean is survived by her children Rick (Karen) Wells, Beth Wells, Lisa (Walt) Thoms, and Brock (Gail) Wells, grandchildren Carrie (Peter) Rogaris, Andrew (Cortney) Collier, Samantha (Jon) Boyce, and Chelsea Thoms, and two great-grandchildren Christos Rogaris and Chloe Boyce. Jean was preceded in death by her husband...
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Katie Jo Richard

February 15, 2017

Katie Jo Richard, 31, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017.Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Katie Jo was a loving daughter and sister to her family. Surviving are her mother, Bonnie (Richard Niemeyer) Goede of Fort Wayne; step-father, Richard Goede of Fort Wayne; sister, Mindy (Randy) Omo of Fort Wayne; brother, Brad (Jenny) Richard of Indianapolis; nephew, Colten Omo; nieces, Reagan Richard and...
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Robert R. Berghoff

February 15, 2017

Robert R. Berghoff, 94, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Lutheran Life Villages at Pine Valley in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Robert was the son of the late Herman and Alice Berghoff. He graduated from Central Catholic High School and earned his bachelors degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University. Robert was a WWII Navy veteran. He worked at General...
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Betty Gagen

February 14, 2017

Betty Gagen, 90, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Golden Years Homestead in Fort Wayne. Born in Goshen, IN, Betty served at several Indianapolis churches as music director. Surviving are her children, Kathleen (Terrence) O'Donnell; Judith Gagen; Dan (Sheila) Gagen; and Deb (Jim) Wetzel; 7 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by husband,...
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David Gonzalez

February 13, 2017

David Gonzalez, 65, passed away Monday, February 13, 2017. David was born in Fort Wayne, IN on November 22, 1951, the son of the late Jose and Consuelo Gonzalez. David worked as an Assistant Manager with La Haicenda for 27 years, and also operated Mi Casa Restaraunt with Darryl for 4 years. Surviving are his companion of 31 years, Darryl Freeman; sister, Rebecca M. Kuehner; brother, Roberto...
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Elliot Osterman

February 11, 2017

Infant Elliot Osterman, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN. Surviving are his parents, John and Paige Osterman of Fort Wayne; sister, Olivia Osterman; paternal grandparents, Michael and Sandra Osterman; maternal grandmother, Jennifer (Michael) Smith; and maternal grandfather, Peter (Lori) Manos. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 am, Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at St...
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Edilberto Colon-Ortiz

February 9, 2017

Edilberto "Eddie" Colon-Ortiz , 49, passed away February 9, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in San Juan , Edilberto worked as a Maintenance Supervisor with Burger King. Eddie was known for his humor and kindness. Surviving are his loving fiancee, Kimberly Mann; son, Christian Colon-Castro; brother Henry Colon; Edilberto was preceded in death by parents, Maria Emilia Ortiz and Sergio Colon. ...
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Darrell Knepper

February 7, 2017

Darrell Knepper, 74, passed away February 7, 2017. Surviving are his children Tina (Mike) Wait, Berniece (Don) Bearss, and Dean (Nikkee) Knepper; grandchildren, Matthew & Adam Gospodareck, Brandee (Joe) Porter, Corey & Cody Wait; and 7 great-grandchildren, Kyliana, Mark & Conner, Evelynn, Jayce, Eleanor, & Lilly; siblings, Judy (Tad) Chemelewski, Gary (Sue) Rayle, Deb Smith, Jim (Tammy) Rayle,...
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Alvio F. Tarajano

February 6, 2017

Alvio F. Tarajano , 71, passed away February 6, 2017 at Summit City Nursing Home. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Floyd Oakman

February 3, 2017

Floyd E. Oakman, 87, passed away Friday, February 3, 2017. He was born in Jerome, PA, on November 25, 1929. He was the son of the late James and Minnie Oakman, who unfortunately he lost at the young age of 5. Despite tragedy, he prevailed and was accepted in to Milton Hershey Industrial School of Boys and graduated in 1948. Floyd then joined the Army where he served in the Korean War. Floyd...
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William G. Beaver

February 1, 2017

William G. Beaver,92, passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Grey Stone Health and Rehabilitation. Born in Huntington County, IN, William worked in the shipping and receiving dept. with Sears Roebeck for 32 years. Surviving are his wife, Carol Beaver of Fort Wayne, IN: sons Mike Beaver of Fort Wayne, IN and Scott Beaver of New Haven, IN; daughter, Sheryl Gick of Fort Wayne, IN. William was...
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Richard H. Weick

January 31, 2017

Richard H. Weick, 88, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Richard was a teacher with East Allen County Schools for 34 years, retiring in 1988. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Mary L. Weick of Fort Wayne, IN; son, David M. Weick of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Rebecca Fischer of Timonium, MD; three grandchildren. Private...
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Frieda (Fritz) Longardner Moeller

January 31, 2017

Frieda "Fritz" Longardner Moeller, 99, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 31, 2017. Surviving are sons, Ronald (Judy) Moeller; John (Kathy) Moeller; Peter "Steve" (Delores) Moeller; and Gary (Barb) Moeller; 9 grandchildren;15 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Doris Stresser; and Marietta Sutton; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Fritz was...
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Daniel Raymond (Ray) Harrison

January 30, 2017

Daniel Raymond (Ray) Harrison, 80, entered his heavenly home on January 30, 2017 after a sudden illness claimed his life. Ray met his best friend and the love of his life, Arlene Harrison (Gerig) in Sierra Leone, West Africa and married her in 1965. Ray is survived by his wife, Arlene; his sons Daniel, Stephen, and David; grand children Lucas and Julian Harrison. He is preceded in death by his...
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Harvey R. Siegel

January 30, 2017

Harvey R. Siegel , 89, passed away Monday, January 30, 2017 at Wuesthoff Hospice in Rockledge, Florida. Harvey was born in Chicago, Illinois to Manny and Jean (Ochstein) Siegel. He was a member of Congregation Achduth Vesholom, Ft. Wayne and Temple Israel in Melbourne, Fl. He served in the US Army during WW II. He received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Illinois in Mechanical...
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Linda Sheets

January 29, 2017

Linda Sheets, 67, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Charles Sheets; sister, Sharon Frane, brothers; Ron (Wilma) Ryan, Ellis (Pat) Ryan, Jim (Peggy) Ryan, Gary (Mary) Ryan, Larry Ryan all of Fort Wayne, John (Thelma) Ryan of New Haven, IN, aunt, Edith Lutz of Fort Wayne and many nieces and nephews. Linda was preceded in death by parents, Ellis and...
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Rosemary Leis

January 29, 2017

Rosemary Leis, 88, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Dupont, OH, Rosemary attended North Side High School. She enjoyed caring for her family as a homemaker. Rosemary was a member of Covenant Christian Center, and always enjoyed bowling with her friends. Surviving are her children, Roger (Georgia) Leis of Hamilton, IN, Terry (Linda) Leis of Fort Wayne, Gary (Annette...
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Joann Gage

January 28, 2017

Joann VanderBoll Gage, 78, passed away Saturday, January 28, 2017. She was born in Muskegon, MI, on July 10, 1938, the daughter of the late Theodore and Johanna VanderBoll. Joann worked as a Commercial Interior Designer with SandPoint Living Interiors for 18 years, retiring in 2012. Joann was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace E. Gage. No public services to be held. Arrangements by D.O....
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Laura Elizabeth Bice

January 28, 2017

Laura Elizabeth Bice , 66, passed away January 28, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Annabelle Hewett

January 27, 2017

Annabelle Hewett , 82, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 27, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Belle Vernon, OH, Annabelle graduated from Sycamore HS in 1952. She worked as a Home Health Aid with Medical Personal Pool for many years, She loved spending time with her family and friends and believed in the power of prayer. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140...
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Margery Moga

January 26, 2017

Margery M. Moga, 88, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Miller's Merry Manor in Fort Wayne. She was born in Mansfield, OH, and graduated from Mansfield Sr High School in 1945. Margery worked as a bookkeeper with Auto Workers Credit Union for 25 years, retiring in September 1, 1993. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park, 1140 Lake Avenue.
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Arlene Rae Downes

January 26, 2017

Arlene Rae Downes, 76, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Kingston Care Center. Arlene was the daughter of the late Arthur and Florence Huddleston. She worked with Lincoln Life for many years before working with Parkview Hospital for over 25 years prior to retiring. Arlene had a passion for counted cross stitch. Arlene was preceded in death by her husband Duane G. Downes. Memorials may...
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Thomas Cameron

January 22, 2017

Thomas Cameron, 57, passed away January 22, 2017 at home. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Vernon Graham

January 20, 2017

The Reverend Vernon R. Graham, 71, entered the church triumphant to be with his Lord Jesus on January 20, 2017, while at his home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was surrounded by his family at his bedside. Vernon loved his family dearly, to the full-extent of his being, and they in turn loved him. Vernon is survived by his loving wife of fifty-two years, Ellen. His daughter and son-in-law Dawn and...
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Elijah Gimenes

January 19, 2017

Elijah James Gimenes drifted peacefully into the arms of our Lord on January 19, 2017. Born just three months ago in Ft. Bragg, NC, he brought joy and laughter into the lives of everyone who was blessed to know him. Eli is deeply loved and cherished by his parents: SPC Charllys and Marissa Gimenes; grandparents, Regiane (Nathan) Clipperton of Las Vegas NV; Paul (Kim) Ashley, Michelle Ashley of...
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Deanne Landes

January 19, 2017

Deanne Rochelle Landes, 28, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017. She was born in Warsaw, IN, on January 16, 1989. Deanne attended IU and graduated with a Bachelor's in Journalism. She worked at the radio station, Star 88.3 for about a year and really enjoyed working there and all of her colleagues. She had dreams of being a missionary, and enjoyed volunteering with her mom and brothers at Dare...
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Sandra L. Litten

January 18, 2017

Sandra L. Litten, 75, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Surviving are her daughters, Debbie S. (Brian) Jenks of Fort Wayne, IN; Kimberly K. (Jim) Machamer of Fort Wayne, IN; Marsha L. (Jim) Johnson of Warsaw, IN; sister, Gloria Matthews, 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren . Sandra was preceded in death by her father, Forrest Glenn McCutcheon, mother, Evelyn Marie Barnes, husband,...
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Rosa Gonzalez

January 16, 2017

Rosa Gonzalez , 63, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Martindale, TX, Surviving are her husband, Andres Gonzalez; sons, Andres Gonzalez, Jr.; Gabriel (Marissa) Gonzalez; Christopher Gonzalez; Edward Gonzalez; daughter, Irma Noemi (Ronnie) Gonzalez-Jones; 5 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, sisters, Margarita (David) Pena; Lina Mendoza; brothers, Frank Salazar;...
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Eric Shane Trout

January 16, 2017

Eric Shane Trout, 58, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017. Eric was the son of the late Gene and Lila Trout. Surviving are his brother, Michael Trout of San Francisco, CA; sister, Marcia (Patrick) Kohn of Fort Wayne; nephew, Nicholas Trout of Fort Wayne; niece, Lisa (Tony) Suelzer of Fort Wayne; great-nephew, Issiah Hissong of Fort Wayne; and great-niece, Lila K. Trout of Fort Wayne. Memorials...
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James B. Garmire

January 15, 2017

James B. Garmire, 81, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 15, 2017. James was a professional and private driver for JJR for 16 years. He had a divine love for cars, especially Cadillac's, along with a heart for animals. Surviving are his close friends Charles Miller, Tom Cook, Kelly (James) Bulmahn, and Barbara Bonfield-DeLong. James was preceded in death by his parents Willard and Wilma ...
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Roy L. Demetre

January 15, 2017

ROY L. DEMETRE, passed peacefully from this life on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. Roy Louie Demetre was born April 30, 1922 near Valparaiso, Ind. He was the second of four children born to Constantine Demetre and Katherine (Serbinoff) Demetre. Early in Roy's childhood, the family moved to Fort Wayne where Roy grew up on Bar St. He was a proud member of the South Side High School class of 1940, and until...
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Mary Helen Dollarhite

January 15, 2017

Mary Helen Dollarhite , 94, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, David (Sharon) L. Dollarhite of Columbia City, daughter, Carol S. (Edward) Reader of Fort Wayne, daughter, Beth A (Douglas) Rodenberg of Cromwell, 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by parents, William Milton and Mary Redding Maack and husband, Gerald Dollarhite....
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Helen Buschey

January 12, 2017

Helen Buschey, 88, of Fort Wayne died Thursday, January 12, 2017. Surviving are her children, Valerie (Catherine Knight) Buschey of Chicago, IL; Brent Buschey of Fort Wayne; and Lauren (Jeffrey) Widmann of Fort Wayne; 3 grandchildren, Clinton Jackson, Carrie (Brent) Svitak, and Audra Widmann; and nephew, Richard (Mitchell Untch) Lancaster. Helen was preceded in death by husband, Gilbert...
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Randy Lee King

January 11, 2017

Randy Lee King , 37, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017, in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Penny King, father, Randy Leon (Joann) King, children, Kylee M. King, Gabrielle King; Gavin Merryman, Bailey Merryman; step-son, Gage Workman, sister, Angela Kissinger; .brother, Travis Lepper; step-brothers, Darren Diaz, Glen Monday and lifetime friend and like a brother, Kurt Lehman. Randy...
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Duane M. Eby

February 1, 1951 - January 10, 2017

Duane M. Eby, 65, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, he graduated from Northside HS in 1969 and earned his BFA from the John Herron School of Art. Duane's first artistic talent came in the form of drawing. He spent many years working as a graphic designer but retired from Sweetwater Sound as a guitar technician. As much...
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Madison Rose Gase

January 10, 2017

Infant, Madison Rose Gase , passed away, January 10, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her parents, Nicole and Scott Gase; and brother, Noah Gase. Private family services will be held. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Michael L. Frane

January 8, 2017

Michael L. Frane , 73, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017. Michael had a heart of gold and loved spending time with his family. Surviving are his loving wife, Sharon K. Frane; children, Mike Frane Jr, Cindy L. (John) Eastman, Michelle A Frane, Kristine K. Alkhuzaie Frane, Julie K. (Jeff) Harris, Joan D (Tommy) Smith, sister-in-law, Sue Frane, 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
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Matthew Preston Lambert

January 6, 2017

Matthew Preston Lambert, 34, passed away Friday, January 6, 2017. Surviving are his children James and Amanda Lambert of Fort Wayne; parents, Gary and Cathy Lambert of Fort Wayne; biological father, Benny Caudil of New Haven; brother, Andy (Crista Gordon) Lambert of Golden, CO; sister, Janice Capps of IN, and a couple of nieces and nephews. Matthew was preceded in death by his best K-9 friend...
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Albert (Grumpy) Franklin Robinson

January 6, 2017

Albert "Grumpy" Franklin Robinson, 73, passed away Friday, January 6, 2017. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Robinson; daughter, Sherie (Tim) Humphrey; son, Tim (Julie) Robinson; 9 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; brother, Wayne (Kathy) Robinson and several nieces and nephews . Albert was preceded in death by his parents Vernon A. and Hattie Mae Robinson,...
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Dorothy J. Frary

January 6, 2017

Dorothy J. Frary, 95, died January 6, 2017, at River Terrace Retirement Community, Bluffton. Dorothy was born January 24, 1921, in Fort Wayne, daughter of Jesse and Nellie (Muhl) Neff, and retired in 1983 after working as a long distance telephone operator with GTE and Bell. Dorothy is survived by her husband, Frank D. Frary, Bluffton, and a grand nephew, James McOmber, Arlington, Virginia....
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Dorothy S. Scott

January 6, 2017

Dorothy S. Scott, 92, passed away Friday, January 6, 2017. Surviving are her daughter, Sandra K. Parker of Hamilton, daughter, Pamela S. Diedrich of Fort Wayne, son, Rick L. (Melrose) Scott of Oak Harbor, WA, 5 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Dorothy was preceded in death by husband, Ervin E. Scott, parents, Charles and Elizabeth Schoenemann, 1 brother, 3 sisters, a son-in-law and a...
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James Ryder

January 5, 2017

. James Ryder, 84, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne, Ind. on September 12 1932, the son of the late George and Mary Ryder. James graduated from South Side High School. Upon graduating he joined the US Air Force and served as a Jet Mechanic. James worked as a Firefighter with Fort Wayne Fire Department for 27 years, retiring in 1987. James enjoyed spending time with...
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Kenneth M. Zimmerman

January 2, 2017

Kenneth M. Zimmerman, 81, passed away Monday, January 2, 2017. Born in Fairberry, IL, Kenneth was the son of the late Michael Zimmerman and Ida Gerber. Kenneth was a U.S. Army veteran. He owned and operated Village Pools, Inc. for over 30 years, prior to retirement. Kenneth enjoyed fishing, basketball, hockey and being at the Lakes. He loved his family and cherished his grandchildren. ...
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Sharon L. Perkins

January 2, 2017

Sharon L. Perkins, 80, passed away Monday, January 2, 2017. Surviving are her children, Frank (Laura) Perkins, Tammy (Ken) Harrold and Tara Ault ; 8 grandchildren; siblings Joyce (Dick) Apple; Kent (Marilyn) Burkhead; Janet (Joe) Goff; Becky Fischer; Randy (Debra) Frederick; and Doug (Claudia) Frederick. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents Vern E. and Wanda E. Frederick,...
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Alma M. Bahde

January 1, 2017

Alma M. Bahde, 96, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017 at in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, Richard (Elaine) Bahde, daughter, Roselyn (Richard) Crewse, daughter, Elizabeth (Steve) Pomeroy, sister, Ruth Neuman, 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren & 2 great great grandchildren. Alma was preceded in death by parents, Clarence and Helen "Nellie" Brown, husband, Donald R. Bahde, brothers,...
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Dorothy E. Franks

January 1, 2017

Dorothy E. Franks, 85, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband Paul C. Franks; step daughter, Judy Pohler; step daughter-in-law, Marsha Franks; 3 step grandchildren and 4 step great grandchildren. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents Alexander and Dorothy Moody, step son, Perry Franks, a step grandson, Sister, Evelyn Kim....
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Richard West

December 31, 2016

Richard West, 59, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016. Surviving are his wife of 31 years, Kathy West; children, Jessica Bauman, Angela Gast, and Robert (Amber) West; step-children, Vicki Mabee, and Kevin Hardesty; 12 grandchildren; sister, Carol (Jay) McPherson. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Robert C and Margaret West; brother, Joe West; sister, Linda Mosley; and...
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Nelson G. Crider

December 31, 2016

Nelson G. Crider, of Fort Wayne passed away on December 31st . Survived by brothers Stan and Robert (La Rhue) Crider. Nelson was preceded in death by brothers William and Terry Crider. Nelson was an Army Veteran. He attended Grace Point Church of the Nazarene. Arrangemets handled by D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park.
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Lowell E. Madden

December 30, 2016

Dr. Lowell E. Madden was called to eternal life with his Triune God on Friday, December 30, 2016. He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church and a resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was a graduate of South Side High School from which he received the Distinguished Alumni Award. He earned the B.A. and M.S. degrees from Indiana University Bloomington and the doctoral degree from...
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Gerald (Rocky) Roberts

December 29, 2016

Gerald "Rocky" Roberts , 59, passed away Thursday, December 29, 2016. Surviving are his wife, Julie Roberts; daughter, Lindsay (Roberts) Gardiner son, Nic Roberts; son, Philip Roberts; son, Tyler Roberts; grandchildren; William and Addison Gardiner, brother, Kevin (Cynthia) Roberts; brother, Randy (Hettie) Roberts; and sister, Joan DiSaboto. Gerald was preceded in death by parents, Robert...
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Steven J. Brumbaugh

December 26, 2016

Steven J. Brumbaugh, 35, passed away Monday, December 26, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, Steven graduated from North Side High School and earned his bachelors degree from IPFW. He had been working with Shambaugh and Son. Steven loved to remodel homes, and spend time with his nephew Austin Bangert. Surviving are his father, Steven D. Brumbaugh of Ruskin, FL; mother, Dawn Lee of Fort Wayne;...
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Larry A. McCague

December 26, 2016

Larry A. McCague, 64, passed away Monday, December 26, 2016 at his home in Fort Wayne. A lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, he graduated from Central High School in 1971. He was with the Indiana Air National Guard for 35 years, enjoyed working at Walmart in the Toy Department. Surviving are his sons, Larry (Anita) McCague, Jr., Philip (Shannon) McCague both of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Mandy ...
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Patricia Ann (Cotter) Chichester

December 25, 2016

Patricia Ann (Jack) Cotter Chichester,R.N.,B.S. went to her rest in God's arms on Sunday, December 25, 2016. She married Jack Richard Chichester in Chicago, IL May 28, 1960. He preceded her in death on November 18, 2008. She is survived by her nephew Joseph Dan (Cheryl) Astroski and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Helen Marie Cotter...
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Phyllus J. Miser

December 25, 2016

Phyllus J. Miser, 84, passed away Sunday, December 25, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Phyllus retired from General Electric. Surviving are her daughter, Debbie (Dallas) Stansbery, son, Melvin (Kimberly) Miser, Jr., son, Kevin Miser, son, Kirk Miser, 8 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Phyllus was preceded in death by husband Melvin Miser Sr., son, Michael Miser, parents Arthur and...
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Charles E. Foltz

December 24, 2016

Charles E. Foltz, 86, went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, December 24, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Charles worked as an Assembler with Kunkle Valve Industries for 35 years, retiring in 1992. Surviving are his wife, Betty L. (Parsley) Foltz; children; Brian Foltz and Darcie Foltz; and 1 grandson. Charles was preceded in death by his parents; Ray and Augusta S. Foltz; and son, Larry...
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Ronnie Baker

December 23, 2016

Ronnie Baker, 65, passed away Friday, December 23, 2016. Surviving are his wife, Raelene Baker; children, Ronnie Allen (Amy Merz) Baker, and Christina (Jeff) Lengrich; step-daughter, Kelly Mayhew; 6 grandchildren; brothers, Carl, Bob, David, and Vernon Baker; and sister, Carolyn Deckard . Ronnie was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley Watson; and sisters, Zella Phlipot, and Dorothy Payne...
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Chadrick James Davis

December 23, 2016

Infant Chadrick James Davis passed away Friday, December 23, 2016. Chadrick loved to hear the voices of his favorite people. Surviving are his mother, Jackie Davis; siblings Victoria and Audio Deutsch, Dakota Jane, Elias Alexander, Arya Rose; grandparents, Anthony (Diann) Deutsch, Tara (Jose) Ruiz; grandmother, Linda (John) Heeter; great-grandparents, Vernon and Delores Deutsch, and great...
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Samuel James Snyder

December 22, 2016

Samuel James Snyder , 36, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016. Surviving are his wife Kathryn Snyder; Parents Judith (William A. Snyder) Panoch; son, Casimir Snyder at home, sisters, Sarah (Andy) Doctor; Stella (Matthew Snodgrass) Snyder; brother, Scott Snyder; Father/Mother In Law, John (Rachel) Uryga; brother-in-law, Michael (Jade) Uryga; Nieces, Sierra, Calli, Alli, Sammi. A...
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Edward M. Dahm

March 21, 1930 - December 22, 2016

Edward M. Dahm, 86, Co-Founder of Mike's Carwash, died December 22, 2016. He was born in Fort Wayne, March 21, 1930, the son of Albert ("Bert") and Catherine (Michel) Dahm. "Ed was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather. A man of simple, unwavering faith in God and others." Ed graduated from St. Jude Catholic School in 1944, attended two years at St. Joseph's High School in...
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Andrew Russell Butler

March 13, 1927 - December 22, 2016

Andrew Russell Butler, age 89, died peacefully on December 22, 2016. Andy began life in Owensboro, KY on March 13, 1927, born to parents Grace Thomas (Renfrow) Butler, a school teacher, and Charles Kelly Butler, a railroad engineer. An only child, he grew up on a farm in Central Kentucky and eventually Evansville, IN where he graduated from Reitz High School. Immediately after graduation, he...
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Joan Marquette Haefling

December 21, 2016

Joan (Marquette) Haefling, 93, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Surviving are her sister, Julane (Marquette) Achenbach of Fort Wayne, along with many nieces and nephews. Joan was preceded in death by her husband Richard Haefling. Mass of Christian Burial is 11 am, Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with calling one hour prior, Fr. Daniel Durkin officiating. ...
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Joyce Staller

December 17, 2016

Joyce A. Staller , 77, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Byron Health Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825.
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Halina Sinchenko

December 17, 2016

Halina Sinchenko, 93, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016. She was born in Ukraine, Russia on September 9, 1923. She was a seamstress, and made her own clothing, she also loved her flowers. Halina enjoyed entertaining her friends at her home that her and her husband built. She retired from Supermarket service in 1988. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake...
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James Elston

December 16, 2016

James Elston , 71, passed away December 16, 2016 at Englewood Health and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave. Pending locating his family
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William "Bill" Woods

January 17, 1956 - December 16, 2016

William "Bill" J. Woods, 60, passed away Friday, December 16, 2016. Surviving are his children Jessica Cannon, Jacob and James Woods, Rebekah Blizzard, Nathaniel Woods, siblings, Georgiana Whitesel, Timothy, Mary Bianski, Woodrow, Jody Gibson, 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, Bill was preceded in death by his parents William Junior and Mary Ruth Woods. Service is 1 pm Tuesday, December...
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Mary Ann Bangert

December 19, 1935 - December 15, 2016

Mary A. Bangert, 80, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Mary was the daughter of the late Leo and Dorothy Beckman. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother to her family. Mary has a special love for children and enjoyed watching her many grandchildren as they grew up. Her other hobbies were dancing, singing, and...
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Leonard E. Roe

December 14, 2016

Leonard E. Roe, 89, passed away December 14, 2016. Surviving are his children; Keith (Jana) Roe, Cindy (Russ) Doty, Sandy Roe, Bill (Treva) Paris, Dan Paris, Mike Paris, Joe (Pam) Paris, Dave (Jenny) Paris, Nancy Paris; 14 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren; brothers, Don Roe, Norman Roe, Harry Roe; sister, Rose Mary Lehman. Leonard was preceded in death by his first wife of 22 years,...
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Kimberley (Kim) Moor

December 13, 2016

Kimberley "Kim" Moor, 58, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Arlington, Virginia, Kim graduated as Valedictorian from Warren Central High School in Indianapolis. She earned her undergraduate in Theology from Georgetown University, her masters from Union Theological, and her doctorate from Pacific School of Religion in California. Kim was an ordained...
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Scott Earl Anderson

December 12, 2016

Scott Earl Anderson , 50, passed away December 12, 2016. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Audrey L. Foote

December 8, 2016

Audrey L. Foote, 88, passed away Thursday, December 8, 2016. Surviving are her son, James (Norma) Foote; daughter, Joann (Ed) Glick; grandsons, Jason (Leah) Foote; Jeff (Gretchen) Waikel and Jonathan Waikel; granddaughters, Jennifer Foote; Paula Harrington; and Julie (Don) Fortner; 11 great grandchildren, and sister, Ronda Morimanno. Audrey was preceded in death by her husband, Neville ...
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Reginold Coman

December 7, 2016

Reginold Coman, 58, passed away December 7, 2016 at . Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Maxine R. Hedges

December 5, 2016

Maxine R. Hedges, 90, passed away Monday, December 5, 2016. Surviving are her son, Harry J. (Debbie) Hedges of Cottage Grove, MN, grandchildren; Edward and Andrew Zelt, Sarah Cameron, Rebecca Kamsin, and Michael Hedges, 6 great granchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. Maxine was preceded in death by her son, Carl "Louie" Zelt; husband, Hubert Hedges; mother, Hilda Zelt; and brother, Robert...
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Marceil Norden

December 4, 2016

Marceil Norden, 88, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Lamplight Assisted Living in Fort Wayne. Born in Woodburn, IN, Surviving are her siblings; Henry, Walter Lee, Sandra Marie, David Allen Norden, Marceil was preceded in death by her parents Ernest F. and Emma Norden, siblings James Ray Norden, and Deloris Allen. Private burial in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. ...
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Ruth A. Knight

December 4, 2016

Ruth A. Knight, 88, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Parkview Hospital Randallia surrounded by her family. Surviving are her children; Tom (Debbie) Brown, Karen (Jim Nahrwold) Yoquelet, Terry (Marge) Brown, Cheryl (Bill) Bandor, Jan (Paulina) Butler, Jay Johnson, Debbie (Troy) Holgren, Kerri (Curt Magnus) Adamson, Kevin Knight; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great...
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Chester (Max) Everson

December 4, 2016

Chester "Max" Everson, 90, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016. Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Madonna Everson; children, Linda Everson; Diana (Brad) Goss; Kenneth Everson; Carrie (David) Ohnesorge; Lisa (Alan) Duff; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brother, Kimsey Everson; and sister-in-law, Gilda Everson; Max was preceded in death by his sister, Gwen Saalfrank, brothers,...
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Christopher Levy

December 3, 2016

Christopher Levy, 26, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2016 after a two year strong battle with Leukemia. Throughout his battle, he stayed strong in his faith and kept a positive attitude. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN, on December 25, 1989. Christopher attended Bishop Dwenger High School graduating in 2008. He went on to attend IPFW, obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Business. He worked with...
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Mary Louise Norwalt

December 2, 2016

Mary Louise Norwalt , 79, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016. Surviving are her sons, James (Judy) Norwalt; Wallace A (Josette) Norwalt, Jr.; Chris A. (Jamie) Norwalt, Eric (Tamara) Norwalt, Derek (Rachel) Norwalt; brother, Kenneth (Joyce) Watters; and sister Judy (Rocky) Vaughn; . 19 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren . Mary was preceded in death by her parents Leon and Pauline...
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Carmen L. Gamboa

February 22, 1966 - December 2, 2016

Carmen L. Gamboa, (TIA) 50, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, Carmen was the daughter of the late Santana G. Flores and Josefina Medina. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. Carmen had a heart for others. She was a loving wife, sister, Tia, and a tremendous role model for her family. She was a foster parent to many...
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Cindy M. Henley

November 30, 2016

Cindy M. Henley, 53, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, Robert (Patrick) Henley; parents, Donald and Dianna Hamilton; sisters, Sally (Bill) Bell, Becky (Joe) Daugherty, and Sherry (Gary) Mix. Cindy was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Ray Henley. Service is 4:00 pm, Thursday, December 8, 2016 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside...
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Jack Randolph Kirby, PhD

November 29, 2016

Jack Randolph Kirby, Ph. D., died on November 29, 2016, at the age of 87. Born in Chicago on April 16, 1929, he was the son of Harry W. and Virginia L. (Harrell) Kirby. Jack graduated from the Chicago Public School System in 1947 and from Chicago Teacher's College in 1951. Drafted by the U.S. Army in August of 1952, Jack completed his basic training at the South Eastern Signal School at Camp...
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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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James (Roger) Brackeen, Jr.

November 25, 2016

James "Roger" Brackeen, Jr., 74, passed away Friday, November 25, 2016. Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Judy Brackeen of Fort Wayne; daughter, Heather (Jeff Moore) Brackeen of Fort Wayne; granddaughters Hannah, Zoe, Ren, and Ella; brother, Ronald (Shirley) Brackeen of Mesa, AZ; sister, Kathy (John) Kubler of Apachee Junction, AZ; and brother-in-law, Sam Smith of Moscow Mills, MO. The family...
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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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