Our Obituaries

Patricia A. (Pat) Hager

November 20, 2014

Patricia A. "Pat" Hager , 88, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014. Surviving are her son, Charles Hager; daughters, Cheryl (Doug) Johnson; Lynn (David) Knight; grandchildren, Joann (Jeff) Parrot; Jackie (Shawn) Bachelor; Jeremy (Lanessa) Didier; Jon Didier; Chad (Kelly) Middleton, Bryan (Crystal) Knight; Jeff Hager; Craig Hager; Jason (Beth) Hager; 21 great-grandchild, ; step...
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Jayden Javon Davis

November 19, 2014

Jayden Javon Davis, two months of age, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his mother, BreeAnna Hout; father, Javon Davis; brother, DaJour Jackson Jr.; sister, Bryleigh Davis; grandparents, Marsha and Bruce Riley; Joyce and Larry Hout and Rhonda Davis; great-grandmother, Beverly Davis; great-grandmother, Armella...
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Jayden Javon Davis

November 19, 2014

Jayden Javon Davis, 2 months, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his mother, BreeAnna Hout; father, Javon Davis; brother, DaJour Jackson Jr.; sister, Bryleigh Davis; grandparents, Marsha and Bruce Riley; Joyce and Larry Hout and Rhonda Davis; great-grandmother, Beverly Davis; great-grandmother, Armella Uhrick;...
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Rodney J. Andrews

November 19, 2014

Rodney J. Andrews , 67, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Surviving are his son, Thomas (Crystal) Andrews of Ft. Wayne, IN; daughters, Kathy (Anthony) Selking of Grabill, IN; Christy (Mike) Hendrickson of Stevensville, MI sisters,; Sara Thomas of OH; brother, Kenny Andrews, Doug Andrews, sisters Betty Andrews, Alice Barksdale, all of Ft. Wayne, IN; 7 grandchildren. Rodney was...
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Phyllis C. Mitchell

November 19, 2014

Phyllis C. Mitchell, 89, died Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at home. Surviving are her daughter, Sharon (Thomas) Fox of Fort Wayne, sons, Rev. David (Barbara) Mitchell of Fort Wayne, Paul (Mary) Mitchell of Grand Rapids, MI, eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, sister Nancy Heeman, and cousin, Marjorie Johnson. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband Rev. M. Richard Mitchell in...
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Kay Baker

November 17, 2014

Kay Baker , 71, passed away Monday, November 17, 2014 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Swindon, England, Kay had lived in Ft. Wayne for over 50 years. She was employed at Smurfit-Stone for 34 years and retired in 2008. Kay was a member of First Mennonite Church, She was an avid novel reader and enjoyed watching the Hallmark channel, but spending time with her family was her true passion. ...
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Jay A. Klingler

November 13, 2014

Jay A. Klingler , 78, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014. Surviving are his wife of 55 years Sandra Klingler; children, Timothy Klingler, Sara Klingler, Robert Klingler, Jamie Witte, and Steve (Anna) Aichele; grandchildren, Michael, Mary Kathryn, Jackson, and Natalie Klingler, Christian and Elizabeth Aichele; brother, Terry Klingler; nieces and nephews, Linda Pedigo, Eric Klingler, Mark...
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Candice L. Dart-McCormick

November 10, 2014

Candice L. Dart-McCormick, 46, passed away Monday, November 10, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Candice will be remembered for loving her family and always having a good time. Surviving are her sons, Nicholas (Jennifer) Dart and Levi Brand; father, Stanley Dart of Oblong, IL; sisters, Cathy (Louis) Roembke and Cindy Harden; brother, Bruce (Kim) Dart of Logansport, IN; and 4 grandchildren. Candice was...
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Delores (Dee) Kitchen

November 9, 2014

Delores "Dee" Kitchen, 84, passed away Sunday, November 9, 2014, at Emeritus in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, Nicholas F. Kitchen, III of Rome City; daughter,Terri Kitchen of Fort Wayne; 3 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband, Nick Kitchen, Jr.; parents, Frank and Sophia (Blechinger) Wistl; sisters, Isabell Beach; Helen Wistl; Anne Lein and Mary...
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Marjorie L. (Rankin) Perry

November 9, 2014

Marjorie L. (Rankin) Perry, 98, passed away Sunday, November 9, 2014. Surviving are her nephew, James R. Collins of Denver, CO; niece, Mary Atkinson of Nashville, TN; nephews, Steve and David Lloyd of Ft. Wayne, IN; niece, Janet Markley; several great nieces and nephews; and several great-great nieces and nephews. Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Perry in 1986; parents,...
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Robert (Bob) Wine

November 7, 2014

Robert "Bob" Wine, 76, went home to join his Savior while surrounded by his loving family on November 7. Born in Marion, IN, Robert was a US Navy Veteran. He retired from Dana Corp. Bob had many hobbies, those included; fishing, hunting, bird watching, gardening, and reading his bible. During the 1950's he was stock car driver in Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to the Chapel of Praise Holiness...
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Beatrice V. Kokovay-Minnick

November 6, 2014

Beatrice V. Kokovay-Minnick, 93, passed away Thursday, November 6, 2014 at here home in Fort Wayne. Born in Kokomo, IN, Beatrice worked at Indiana Bell until her retirement in 1961. She was a member of American Legion Auxillary, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Beatrice loved being outdoors cutting grass and gardening. Her other hobbies included traveling, being with her family and volunteering at...
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Donna J. Breitenbach

November 6, 2014

Donna J. Breitenbach, 90, passed away Thursday, November 6, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Donna worked in the banking industry for many years before her retirement. She enjoyed going to local plays and out to eat with her group of lady friends. Surviving are her brother, John Breitenbach of Fort Wayne, and several cousins. Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Dominic and Mayme...
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Manford L. Adams

November 5, 2014

Manford L. Adams, 96, passed away Wednesday, November 5, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his sons, Ralph Adams; Jamey (Cheryl) Adams; daughters, Patricia (Orval) Burgess; Ann Adams; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; step-sons, John (Sue) Drummond; step-son, Rob (Nancy) Drummond; step-daughter, Marcia Miller; step son-in-law, Ed Ramsdell; and his brother, Wendell (Ruth)...
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Nina (Jo) Heck

November 4, 2014

Nina "Jo" Heck, 72, passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her sons, Jeff (Christine) Heck; and Scott (Carrie) Heck; daughter, Kelly (Paul) Martin; 5 grandchildren Deric, Nic, Zac, Abbie, and Jack; 1 great-grandson, Bo; and brother, Dennis Parker. Jo was preceded in death by her husband Ted Heck, 2 grandchildren Joey and Dailie; father, Paul Jones; and her mother...
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Najee S. Slade

November 3, 2014

Najee S. Slade of Indiana departed this life on November 3, 2014. Calling will be held Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 5pm-7pm at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave. Mr. Slade will rest in peace in New jersey.
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Robert "Bob" Bryson

February 17, 1917 - November 1, 2014

Robert C. Bryson, born Eccles, WV, Feb. 12, 1917; died Nov. 1, 2014 after a long illness. Veteran, World War II, and graduate, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, lived in Ft. Wayne, 1954 until death. Predeceased by wife, Anamae Ballard, and son, the Rev. James Lawson. Survived by son, Neil (Nancee), daughter, Elaine Siegel (Ted Yasuda), daughter-in-law Rebecca Lawson; grandsons Peter, Scott,...
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Iris (Jackie) Wylie

November 1, 2014

Iris "Jackie" Wylie, 93, passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in London, England, Jackie served as one of the first female officers in the Royal Air Force during WWII as a Radio Operator. She was a member of the British Commonwealth Club. Later she retired from Hardware Wholesalers, (Do It Best Corp.). She was an avid reader, singer, and a...
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David Ralph Courtsal

October 31, 2014

David Ralph Courtsal left this life peaceably in his sleep on the morning of October 31, 2014. David was the son of Fred R. Courtsal and Elaine Anne (Custer) Courtsal, who predeceased him. His siblings include Ruth A. Hall of Union, New Hampshire; Peter D. Courtsal of Los Angeles, California; Paula J. Hill of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; and Lois E. Gibson of Peru, Indiana. Other...
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Emma Jane Seelig

April 14, 1931 - October 30, 2014

Emma Jane Seelig, 83, passed away Thursday, October 30, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Emma worked as a grinder with Wayne Burners for 18 years. She attended Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church. Emma will be remembered as a "good and faithful servent" Surviving are her husband, William Seelig of Fort Wayne; sons, John (Dawn) Seelig of Fort Wayne; Joe (Cheryl) Seelig of Greenfield...
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Margaret M. Evans

October 29, 2014

Margaret M. Evans, 89, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Bluffton, IN, Margaret worked for GE as a payroll secretary for 28 years before retiring. She was a member of the GE Elex and Quarter Century Club. Some of her hobbies included, gardening and bowling. She was a non stop worker and took passion in her work. Surviving are her sons,...
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Marjorie L. (Nicodemus) Keesler

October 28, 2014

Marjorie L. (Nicodemus) Keesler, 64, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Decatur, IN, Marjorie worked as a cook with Waffle House for many years. She loved her birds, flowers, cooking and had a real passion for her animals. Surviving are her son, Michael Nicodemus; daughter, Michelle Fey of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Daysha,...
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Jesse R. Martin

October 28, 2014

Jesse R. Martin, 62, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Centerville, AL, Jesse honorably served his country as a member of the US Marines. Surviving are his son, Marcus Martin, Jr. of Fort Wayne; sister, Lorene Martin-Carr of Fort Wayne; brother, Howard F. (Estella) Martin, Sr. of South Bend, IN; brother, Charles A. (Robin) Martin of Fort Wayne; sister, Ethel D. Martin...
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Evan Jordan McMillen

October 27, 2014

Infant Evan Jordan McMillen, was born in heaven, Monday, October 27, 2014 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. Evan is survived by his proud parents, Brandi and Sean McMillen, maternal grandparents, Gary and Lisa Knepper, paternal grandparents, Mike and Beth McMillen, uncles, Patrick (Jill), Kevin (Jennifer), Marc (Adaline) McMillen and seven cousins, great-grandparents Patricia Knepper, Helen...
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Elaine Davidson

October 24, 2014

Elaine Davidson, 67, passed away Friday, October 24, 2014, at her residence in Fort Wayne. Born in New Castle, PA, Elaine was a account specialist with NAVL/Sirva for 29 years. Surviving are her husband, Jim Davidson; son, Ty (Vanessa) Davidson; daughter, Erica Davidson; granddaughter, Sloane Davidson, all of Fort Wayne; brother, David (Cindy) Fleeger of Warren; sister, Beth Anderson of Hillard...
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Thelma M. Croteau

October 23, 2014

Thelma M. Croteau , 90, passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014 at St. Anne Home, Fort Wayne, where she had resided for the past five years. Born in Columbus, Ohio, to Willard and Bertha Lerch Browning, Thelma moved to Ft. Wayne in 1945, on her marriage . She had worked at LS Ayers and the Ft. Wayne Credit Bureau. Thelma was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Memorials may be made...
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Mary M. Dillon

October 22, 2014

Mary M. Dillon , 79, passed away October 22, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Dorothy A. Michaels

October 21, 2014

Dorothy A. Michaels , 73, passed away October 21, 2014 at Genesis Healthcare. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Boun Neneoudone

October 21, 2014

Boun Neneoudone, 95, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Born in Thailand, Boun was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her son, Phaytoune Neneoudone of Laos; daughter, Thonegphoun Neneoudone of Laos; daughters, Dawn Neneoudone and Louney Sepasert, both of Fort Wayne; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. Boun was preceded in death by her husband, Bounchanh...
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David Warrick

October 21, 2014

David L. Warrick, 62, went to his heavenly home Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at his residence. Born in Fort Wayne, David was a painter. Surviving are his brother, William Warrick of New Haven; uncle & aunt, Dale & Gloria Rigdon of Warsaw; aunt, LaDonna Warrick; cousins, Becky Chemerenko of Yoder and Ted Cameron of Fort Wayne. David was preceded in death by parents, Billie and Ruth (Cameron)...
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Kathleen Moore

October 21, 2014

Kathleen "Kay" R. Moore, 90, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Manhattan, NY, Kay worked as an accounting clerk with Indiana Bank for 30 years, retiring in 1993. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, the American Institute of Banking, and a past president of the Towne House resident council. She was very proud of her...
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Dyle Lee Hughes

October 19, 2014

Dyle Lee Hughes, 71, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 at his home. He had many accomplishments including retiring from Zollners after 30 years, the longest running Union Steward in Zollner history, an Auctioneer for 40 years, used car dealer with multiple car lots for 28 years, board of directors for Salvation Army, served in the Army, member of ABATE for 29 years. He loved being a...
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Evelyn M. France

October 19, 2014

Evelyn M. France , 89, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014. Surviving are her son, Jack. (Connie) France; daughter, Jill (Roger) Gick; son, Ricky (Sandy) France; sisters, Dorothy Ecenbarger, Rosaline Sorg,, Phyllis (Henry) Sorg, Donna Jean (Tom) Hunkler, 8 grandchildren , 23 great grandchildren and12 great great grandchildren. Evelyn was preceded in death by her father, Leo Maley; mother...
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Sharon M. (Hogle) Parnin

October 18, 2014

Sharon M. (Hogle) Parnin, 75, passed away October 18, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Sharon was a waitress at Hall's for many years. Surviving are her children, Dave Parnin, Shelly (Mike) Darby, and Sherry (Kenny) Christie; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 8 brothers; and 2 sisters. Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, Gene, and son, Dennis. Service is 9:30 a.m. Thursday at D.O. McComb...
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Joan C. Detter

October 17, 2014

Joan C. Detter, 89, put her hands in God's hands Friday, October 17, 2014 at Hickory Creek Health Care in Hicksville OH. Funeral Service is Wednesday, 1:00 pm, October 22, 2014 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 18330 St Rd 37 with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be at Tuesday, October 21, 2014, from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm - 9:00 at D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home,...
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Alice L. Martin

October 17, 2014

Alice L. Martin , 63, passed away Friday, October 17, 2014 at Life Care Center Nursing Home in Fort Wayne where she resided. Funeral Service is 10:00 am, October 22, 2014, with calling one hour prior at - D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with Pastor Wanda Carter officiating. Calling also at Tuesday, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm . Burial in Leo Memorial Cemetery, Leo,...
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Marjorie N. Harader

October 17, 2014

Marjorie N. Harader, 97, passed away Friday, October 17, 2014 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Marjorie worked as a teacher with Union City Indiana and Fort Wayne Community Schools for 27 years, retiring in 1976. She was a member of Simpson United Methodist Church, the Last Supper Drama Group and Toastmasters. She also volunteered for the American Red Cross....
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Herman K. Koehler

October 15, 2014

Herman K. Koehler, 86, passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Herman worked with Slater Steel for 35 years, retiring in 1990. Herman served as a member of the US Army at the end of WWII during the Occupation of Japan. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #330. Surviving are his son, Christopher (Linda) Koehler of Fort Wayne; daughter, Shawn ...
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Rhylan Dakhi Hart

October 14, 2014

Infant, Rhylan Dakhi Hart, passed away, October 14, 2014 in Fort Wayne. He is survived by his mother, Trisha Webb and father, Ronald Dean Hart. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Kathreen Boleyn

October 13, 2014

Kathreen Boleyn, 67, went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 13, 2014. Born February 8, 1947 in Fort Wayne, to the late Estill and Allie Rash, she was a homemaker and caregiver to all, especially her family. Kathreen retired from Value City Department Store and was a member of Jesus Name Church. She loved, and was loved by many and will be forever missed and loved. Kathreen enjoyed giving...
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William Walter (Wild Bill) Hagerman

October 10, 2014

William Walter "Wild Bill" Hagerman, 74, passed away Friday, October 10, 2014 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN, William graduated from Riverside Military Academy and IPFW. He worked for many years with his father at Hagerman Construction and was the owner of WW Iron and Don Quijote. William was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Church, American Legion Riders...
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Betty M. Ramsey

October 7, 2014

Betty M. Ramsey, 92, passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Born in Findlay, OH, Betty was one of five children. She was an artist and member of Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church and the Ft. Wayne Garden Club. Betty enjoyed gardening and loved her family. Surviving are her sons, Neal (Marti) Ramsey of Collierville, TN, David (Sheila) Ramsey of Broomfield, CO, Ronald (Maurane) Ramsey, II of...
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Brent Alan Auer

October 7, 2014

Brent Alan Auer, 35, passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Memorial Service is 5:30 pm Monday, October 13, 2014, at American Legion Post 499, 4830 Hillegas Rd. Surviving are his mother, Dianna Auer of Port Saint Lucie, FL; brother, Bradley D. (Karri) Auer of Fort Wayne; nieces, Emma and Sarah; companion, Raina (Haley) Warner of Fort Wayne. Brent was preceded in death by father, Daniel G. Auer...
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Brenda K. Goodwin

October 5, 2014

Brenda K Goodwin, 54, passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014. She is survived by her mother, Mary Dillon; sons, Brad (Starla) Elkins and Joshua Kirkland; grandchildren Dylan and Zaelea Elkins; brother, Paul Elkins; sisters, Cathey (Sherman) Bowers and Linda Demaree. Brenda was preceded in death by brother, Gary Elkins. Funeral Service is Friday, 3:00 pm, October 10, 2014 at - D.O. McComb ...
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Max Eugene Smith, Sr.

October 4, 2014

Max Eugene Smith Sr., 100, passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in South Whitley, IN, Max worked as a Mechanic with Kimble Garage for over 27 years. He was a Charter member and Deacon of North Christian Church for many years and was also a 32nd Degree Mason. He was an avid sports fan, especially baseball. He was a long time fan of the...
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Betty J. Enos

October 4, 2014

Betty J. Enos, 82, passed peacefully on October 4, 2014. She leaves behind to mourn her loss and be comforted by treasured memories three children, Rex (Cristine) Enos, Dianna (Leahman) Newsome, and Craig Enos; a brother, Leonard Wintrow; her beloved grandchildren, Rebecca (David) Straub; Ronnie Enos and her great-grandson, Zackery Armstead ( who always brought a smile to Betty's face and...
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Esther M. Smith

October 4, 2014

Esther M. Griner Smith, 94, passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Englewood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughters, Linda Shannon and Glenda (Ronald) Lytle both of Fort Wayne, IN; 12 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren; Sisters, Mary Lou Peters and Betty Jane Arnos both of New Haven, IN.
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Ruby R. McKee

November 24, 1927 - October 2, 2014

Ruby R McKee, 86, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Loudon, PA, Ruby graduated from Fort Wayne Bible College with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Later, she spent most of her time caring for her family. In her spare time she enjoyed quilting, reading, and cooking. Surviving are her son, Jim (Hazel Blumberg) McKee of...
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Maria T. Doust

October 2, 2014

Maria T. Doust, 49, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, she was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. Surviving are her mother, Mary E. Doust of Fort Wayne, IN; brothers, Michael A. (Shannon) Doust, Thomas J. (Roberta) Doust, Richard J. (Joyce) Doust, Joseph F. (Deborah) Doust Jr, David P. (Lynette) Doust, John C...
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Mary Lou Dickerson

October 2, 2014

Mary Lou Dickerson, 86, died peacefully on Thursday, October 2, 2014. She is survived by her nephew John (Bev) Dickerson of Johns Creek, GA; nieces, Sandy (Lee) Hedin and Cheryl (Steve) Gilliom, both of Fort Wayne; additional nephews and niece include Joseph and Nathan Dickerson and Connie Plummer of Kentucky; and many great nieces and nephews. Mary Lou was preceded in death by her parents...
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Catherine A. Freimuth

October 1, 2014

Catherine A. Freimuth, 79, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Washington, DC, Catherine was a Dental Hygenist for 40 years, retiring in 2000 from the practice of Michael Sturm, DDS. She was a member of Grace Christian Church. Surviving are her daughter, Cindy Ann (Steve) Carr of Spring, TX; daughter, Amy Schioldager of Orinda, CA; daughter,...
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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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