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Joan E. Kleber

May 25, 2015

Joan E. Kleber, 94, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015, at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Joan was a homemaker and a member of Most Precious Blood Catholic Church; the Rosary Sodality; and VFW #857. Surviving are her daughters, Janet Mosshammer; Rose (Dan) Escobedo; and Kathy Petersen; sons, James (Marilyn) Kleber; and Joseph (Rebecca) Kleber; sister, Mary Ellen...
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Kenneth L. Miller

May 23, 2015

Kenneth L. Miller, 73, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Evansville, IN, Kenneth earned his masters degree from Ball State University. He was a history teacher with Muncie Schools and FWCS for 35 years, retiring in 1997. Kenneth coached track and cross county for many years. He loved his family and cherished his grandchildren. ...
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Jean M. Blair

May 22, 2015

Jean M. Blair, 86, passed away Friday, May 22, 2015 at ManorCare Health Services-Indy South in Indianapolis. She was also a member of the St. Luke Alter Guild and AAL Branch. Surviving are her daughter, Debra K. Obrien of Indianapolis; son, John L. Blair of Bloomington; four granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; and brother, Henry F. Gerdom of Carmel. Memorials may be made to Food for the...
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Delores Kathryn Tomlinson

May 21, 2015

Delores Kathryn Tomlinson, 80, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 at her home in New Haven. Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Jack Tomlinson of New Haven; son, James (Jim) E. Tomlinson of Las Vegas, NV; daughters, Deborah (Paul) Diehl of Harlingen, TX; Julie (Ron) Tomlinson of Woodburn; Diane (Scott) Marks of Chandler, AZ; Kelley Doyle of Fort Wayne; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren;...
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Lisa and Lydia Schmucker

May 21, 2015

Lisa Marie Schmucker,13, and Lydia Rose Schmucker, 11, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015. Surviving are parents, Jerry and Ada Schmucker; brothers, Jerry Lynn (Mattie) Schmucker; Martin Lee Schmucker; Delmar Jay Schmucker; Josiah Japheth Schmucker; sisters, Linda (Lawayne) Graber; Lori Ann Schmucker; Sarah Grace Schmucker; Kayla Joy Schmucker; grandmother, Amanda Schmucker; grandparents,...
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Karen Shelton

May 21, 2015

Karen Shelton , 53, passed away May 21, 2015, at St. Joseph Hospital. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Beverly Ann Aughinbaugh

May 21, 2015

Beverly Ann Aughinbaugh, 84, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015. Surviving are her daughters, Vicki Higgins of Fort Wayne, and Krista Morrolf of New Haven; 2 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter; and brother, Bruce (Nancy) Worster of Saint Leonard, MD. Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Merle Aughinbaugh, and son-in-law, James Michael Higgins. Memorials may be made to the American Lung...
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John S. Premer

May 20, 2015

John S. Premer , 43, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN, John graduated from Snider H.S in 1991. He was a Maintenance Engineer with Mullinix for several years. His passion was playing his guitars and he enjoyed listening to all types of music. John also enjoyed watching horror movies and comedies and collecting movie memorabilia. Surviving are...
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Ida H. Milledge

May 20, 2015

Ida H. Milledge, 86, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Born in Ostheim,Germany, Ida is survived by brother-in-laws, Frank Milledge of Fort Wayne and Wilbur (Phyllis) Milledge of Churubusco. Ida was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Selma Brueckner and her husband, Arvin Milledge. Calling at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 2:00 pm...
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Luella M. Stabler

May 19, 2015

Luella M. Stabler, 92, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at her home with her family by her side. Born in Dixon, OH, Luella was a nursing assistant with Parkview Hospital for 14 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church and a Parkview Hospital volunteer. Surviving are her daughter, Rene D. (Bill) Purcell of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Vanessa (Gregg)...
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Sharon L. Parrot

May 18, 2015

Sharon L Parrot , 70, passed away Monday, May 18, 2015. Surviving are her son, Robert Joseph (Ronna) Parrot of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter in law, Dawn Parrot of Quincy, MI; grandchildren, Mackinzie and Meagan; step grandchildren, Kyle, Wade, Alyssa and Olivia, Kayla and Tyler. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents W Dale and Alice McBride, son, Robert Dale Parrot, brother, Mike McBride. ...
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Caleb Ryan Lewis

May 16, 2015

Our beloved child Caleb Ryan Lewis passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his parents, Jeremy and Angela Lewis; sisters, Faith and Allison Lewis; grandparents, Robert (Deborah) Sterling, Stephen Lewis and Nancy Lewis; great-grandfather, Dwight Lewis; and great-grandmother, Helen Stinnett. Cemetery Service is at 2:00 pm, Thursday, May 21, 2015 at...
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Mitchell J. (Mickey) Markow

May 16, 2015

Mitchell J. "Mickey" Markow, 89, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Surviving are his wife, Gloria C. Markow of Fort Wayne; daughter, Leona (Alan) Ross of American Canyon, CA; son, Raymond Markow of Venice, CA; daughter, Audrey (Armando) Perezselsky of Mesa, AZ; daughter, Amy (Jim) Luther of Fort Wayne; and son, Franklin (Gina) Markow of Rancho...
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Ann E. Sands

May 15, 2015

Ann E. Sands, 66, passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, IN. Surviving are her husband of 45 years, James Sands and her loving dogs Lucy, Maice and Otis . Ann was preceded in death by her parents Floyd and Jennie Morrical, son, Derek Sands, sister in law, Linda Stine.
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Bobby R. Atkinson

May 14, 2015

Bobby R. Atkinson, 61, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in New Castle, IN, Bobby served our country as a US Marine. He was a member of the PAL. Bobby enjoyed crafts, gardening, and his flowers. Surviving are his brother, Bill (LeAnn) Atkinson of Las Vegas, NV, sister, Debbie (Jim) Fraizer of Fort Wayne, longtime companion, Ann Krock of...
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Antonio Rico (Baby Rico) Morales, Jr.

May 12, 2015

Antonio Rico Morales Jr., "Baby Rico", passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Baby Rico did not have a long life, but it was a life lived to the fullest. He was a perfect soul born into an imperfect body. He was the best son, brother, grandson, nephew, and cousin that a family could ask for. He traveled to many states including Florida and Arizona. He put his feet in the sand and ocean. He...
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Robert (Bob) W. Herr

May 10, 2015

Robert (Bob) W. Herr, 87, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Bob was a WWII Navy veteran and earned his mechanical engineering degree from Tri-State University. He worked for Bowmar Instrument Corporation for 34 years, retiring in 1988. He was an extraordinary engineer with 23 patents. He was a member of the American...
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Betty J. Haas

May 10, 2015

Betty J. Haas, 90, died Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Roanoke, IN, Betty worked as an order filler with Fort Wayne Drug for 20 years. Surviving are her daughter, Jane Ann Jantzen of Leo, IN; step-son, Earl O. Haas of Fort Wayne, IN; step-daughters, Sharon M. (Randy) Noakes and Carol L. (Roger) Minnich both of Fort Wayne, IN; 20 grandchildren and 6 great...
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Karen Ann Hancock

May 10, 2015

Karen Ann Hancock, 61, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 in Fort Wayne. She was born in Denver, CO, on November 3, 1953. She married Bruce Hancock in 1975. The family moved to Fort Wayne in 1986, where she pursued her love for all creatures great and small. She is survived by her husband Bruce Hancock; son, Luke (Kristen) Hancock of Pittsburgh; grandson, Wyatt Bruce Hancock; sister, Diane Lynn;...
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Marilyn J. Hart

May 9, 2015

Marilyn J. Hart, "Aunt Meo", 79, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. Born in Fort Wayne, Marilyn was a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne but spent her summers on Adams Lake of Wolcottville since she was 12 years old. She graduated from North Side High School in 1954. She then attended Ball State Teacher's College and earned a Bachelor's degree in education in...
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Lois B. Tannehill

May 8, 2015

Lois B.Tannehill, 89, passed away Friday, May 8, 2015, at home. She was born in Green Bay, WI, on July 10, 1925, and raised in Escanaba, MI. She married James E. Tannehill on Feb 23, 1952, in Chicago, IL. Lois is survived by daughters, Vicki and Carol; son, Steven; step-daughter, Karen Sue (Jim) Procaccino of Osceola, IN; grandsons, Brian Tannehill of Fort Wayne and Jeffrey (Katie Savio)...
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Ramiza Miljkovic

May 8, 2015

Ramiza Miljkovic , 63, passed away May 8, 2015 at her residence in Fort Wayne. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Patrick Joseph Bruggeman

May 7, 2015

Patrick Joseph Bruggeman, 66, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Friends are invited to celebrate his life and legacy at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Rd on Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm with a prayer service at 8:30 pm. Memorials may be made to the International Justice Mission. To sign the online guest book,...
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Stephen (Steve) A. Gaskill

May 7, 2015

Stephen "Steve" A. Gaskill, 73, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Steve graduated from South Side High School in 1959. While at South Side, he was active in their basketball, football, and tennis programs. Steve served in the Army from 1962 to 1965. He was a dedicated Police Officer with the Fort Wayne Police Department for 32 years before...
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Michael J. Brita

May 6, 2015

Michael J. Brita, 62, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Mike was a Realtor with North Eastern Group Realty. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family. Surviving are his daughter, Jessica (John-Michael) Brita-Segyde; son, Matthew (Kaity Dull) Brita; fiancee, Janine Cole; brother, Joseph "Junie" (Pam) Brita; grandchildren, Anthony and Mary all of Fort Wayne; and his...
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Melvin J. Lyttle

May 5, 2015

Melvin J. Lyttle, 95, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Somers Hospice House in Sebring. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Melvin worked as a Set-up Operator with General Electric for 42 years, retiring in 1983. He enjoyed fishing, golf, playing pool. Enjoyed winters in Florida and summers at the lake. Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Diane Lyttle of Lake Wales, FL; sons, Michael (Karen) Lyttle of...
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June L. Kissinger

May 5, 2015

June L. Kissinger, 92, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Auburn, IN, June graduated from North Side High School in 1940. Later she worked as a Secretary with Fruehauf for 20 years. She was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church, North Side High School Alumni Association, and the Red Hat Society. June was an avid golfer and...
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Barbara Hall

May 4, 2015

Barbara Hall , 86, passed away May 4, 2015. Barbara was an avid reader and also enjoyed sewing, needlepoint and playing golf with her husband at Deer Track golf course. Surviving are her husband, John R. Hall, of Fort Wayne, IN sons, Dan (Lisa) Hall of Fishers, IN; John W. (Susan) Hall of Liberty Twp, OH; Tim J. Hall of Lafayette, CO; three grandchildren, Zoe, Jessika and James Hall. Barbara...
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Fred John Eggleston

May 2, 2015

Fred John Eggleston, 91, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Brown County Health & Living Community in Nashville, IN. Born in Branch County, MI, Fred served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1965. Surviving are his wife, Regina Eggleston of Columbus; sons, Michael (Leslie) Eggleston of New Haven & James (Diann) Eggleston of Carmel; daughters, Denise (Andrew) Pajakowski & Sharon (James) Helm, both of...
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Dorothy Walsh

May 2, 2015

Dorothy Walsh left this life on May 2, 2015 at St Anne Home in Fort Wayne, Indiana, surrounded by her family. She was born on September 21, 1929, on the family farm in rural Loves Park, Illinois, to Gust and Edith (Salen) Kindberg. She was active in school and Rural Youth where she made life long friends. Her family moved to Rockford, Illinois, where she graduated from East High School in 1947....
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Laurel L. Shepler

May 1, 2015

Laurel L. Shepler , 60, passed away May 1, 2015. Surviving are her sister, Paula (Garry) Elliott of Fort Wayne, IN; brother, Kenneth (Barbara) Roe of Fort Wayne, IN and several nieces and nephews. Laurel was preceded in death by her parents Laurel A and Pauline Shepler, brother, Bill Shepler, sister, Dawn Dennis. Funeral Service is Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at 2:00 pm at D O McComb Lakeside...
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William J. (Bill) Till

May 1, 2015

William J. "Bill" Till , 82, passed away Friday, May 1, 2015 at Park Place Senior Living in Ft. Wayne. Born in Allen County, IN, He was a graduate of Huntertown High School and Purdue University and served in the Indiana Air National Guard. William worked in Quality Assurance with the U.S. Government for 25 years, retiring in 2004. He was also employed at Magnavox and owned Till Carpet Service....
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Norma Jean Carroll

April 30, 2015

Norma Jean Carroll, 83, passed in peace April 30, 2015. Surviving are her children: Patrick (Nora) Carroll, Teri (Dietrich Jackson) Carroll, Shawn (LueAnn) Carroll, Marc (Michele) Carroll, and Jacqui (Ken Rupel) Carroll; grandchildren: Amber (Eric) Bradley, Erica (Steve Zakarias) Carroll, Michael Carroll, Kyle (Chelsea Ehrhardt) Carroll, Shelby Carroll, and Alexandra Carroll; and great...
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Ann E. Cline

April 27, 2015

Ann E. Cline, 36, passed away April 27, 2015. Born in Portland, OR, Ann was a lab technician with Quadrant. Surviving are her daughter, Kaitlinn E. Cline and son, Russell C. Hedlund, both of Fort Wayne; father, Wiliam R. Cline of Houston, TX; mother, Cynthia E. Chandler of Fort Wayne; sister, Stephane Cline and brother, David (Jessica) Cline, both of Fort Wayne. Service is 2:00 pm, May 2,...
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Sherry F. Klotz

April 26, 2015

Sherry F. Klotz, 51, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015. Sherry was a very caring and loving mother, grandmother and friend. Surviving are her sons, Travis (Julia) Gumbert, and Wesley Klotz; daughter, Brooke Klotz; 3 grandchildren, and life friend, Cari Mader. Service is 10 a.m. Friday at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, with calling 1 hour prior. Calling also 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday...
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William C. (Bill) Stark

April 26, 2015

William C. "Bill" Stark, 75, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, He was a graduate of Northside High School in 1957. Bill worked as a machine operator with Zollner Pistons for 35 years, retiring in 1999. He was a member of the Ossian Conservation Club and the Southwest Conservation Club. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving are his ...
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Jacqueline (Jackie) Clair

April 25, 2015

Jacqueline "Jackie" Clair, 78, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Marion, Indiana Jackie graduated from Parkview Methodist School of Nursing in 1959. She worked as a RN with Parkview Hospital for 37 years, retiring on December 30, 1998. Jackie was preceded in death by her parents Wilbur and Mildred Clair. Memorials may be made to the Heritage Mission in...
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Alyce McMinn

April 24, 2015

Alyce McMinn, 59, passed away April 24, 2015. Arrangements by D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home 1140 Lake Avenue
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Marsha K. Gronauer

April 24, 2015

Marsha K Gronauer, 70, passed away April 24, 2015 at home. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Carol M. Irmscher

April 22, 2015

Carol M. Irmscher, passed away April 22, 2015 at . Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Frank Lombardo

April 21, 2015

Frank Lombardo, 74, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne on April 9, 1941, Frank graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1959. During his time at CCHS, he was an outstanding athlete and named "Football King" in 1958. Frank owned Lombardo's Lounge on Broadway for over 40 years. He enjoyed watching sports and spending time at his vacation...
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Arley G. Crum

August 24, 1951 - April 19, 2015

Arley G. Crum , 63, passed away April 19, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Debra Crum; mother, Mary Crum; daughters, Danielle M. (Jake) Ruch; Nichole (Matthew) Raddick; sister, Rita (Les) Marcum; and 3 grandchildren. Arley was preceded in death by father, Kenneth Crum. A family tribute will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 25, 2015 at East Haven Tavern, and...
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John C. Rodriguez

April 18, 2015

John C. Rodriguez, 33, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015. Surviving are his parents, Ismael M. and Judith A. Rodriguez of Fort Wayne; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Angela Rodriguez of Zionsville, IN; nephews, Jackson and Tyler; and grandmothers, Rada M. Rodriguez and Betty Swindler, both of Fort Wayne, IN. John was preceded in death by his brother, David A. Rodriguez; and grandfathers...
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Charlotte M. Kipling

April 17, 2015

Charlotte M. Kipling, 87, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville. Born in Carman, IL, Charlotte attended the University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana and moved to Fort Wayne in 1950 with Homer Kipling ("Kip"), where they remained until moving to Noblesville in 2013 to be closer to their family. Char was greatly loved as a wife, mother, and grandmother. For many...
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Janice L. Ankenbruck

April 17, 2015

Janice L. Ankenbruck, 75, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at Saint Anne Home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her loving husband, Duane K. Ankenbruck of Fort Wayne, IN: sons, Michael (Emma) Ankenbruck of Fort Wayne, IN, and Dennis Ankenbruck of Fort Wayne, IN; Brother: Allen Study Warsaw In: Grandchildren, Amanda, Tucker, Mia and Alyssa: and 2 Great-grandchldren, Mariah and Isaiah. Memorials...
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Alice R. Bloomfield

December 29, 1919 - April 17, 2015

Alice R. Bloomfield, 95, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Alice was the daughter of Ralph and Alice Bowser. She attended St. Andrews School for many years and worked as a Assembler with G.E. for over 30 years. She also spent much of her time volunteering with R.S.V.P., St. Andrews Soup Kitchen for 32 years, St. Mary's Soup...
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Jeffrey A. Drummer

April 16, 2015

Jeffery A. Drummer, 54, of Fort Wayne, passed away April 16, 2015. Jeff was born in Findlay, Ohio, and grew up in Toledo, Ohio until the age of 14 when he moved to Fort Wayne. Surviving are his son, Jacob Roehling; brother, John (Kate) Drummer; niece, Kinley; and nephews, Nicholas and Nathan. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Jerry and Mary Drummer; and sister, Jennifer Evans. There...
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Sharon L. Arnett-Theye

April 16, 2015

Sharon L. Arnett-Theye, 63, passed away April 16, 2015. Surviving are her husband Tim Theye, daughter, Kim M. (Kenton) Miller, son, Kevin Arnett, brother, Walter (Tina) Carpenter all of Ft. Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Katie Arnett, Bailey Duke, Keegan Arnett, Madison Miller, and Kyler Arnett . Sharon was preceded in death by her first husband, James L Arnett and parents, Robert and Marjorie...
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Joan Willoughby

April 15, 2015

Joan Willoughby, 85, passed away April 15, 2015 at her home. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Pauline Wiggin

April 15, 2015

The Homecoming of Pauline Wiggin was on April 15, 2015. She went home to heaven to be reunited with her husband Eric, sister Charlene Hilda and her parents along with a host of others with whom she was anxious to be reunited. In her last days on earth she said there were many waiting for her and she is now sharing a blessed reunion. As her family we grieve for OUR loss but not "as others who...
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Ruth E. Piepenbrink

April 14, 2015

Ruth E. Piepenbrink , 87, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Harbor Assisted Living. Born in Gloucester City, NJ, Ruth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, and served as a past board member for the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission. Ruth enjoyed writing, traveling, riding the train, and...
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Martha C. Smith

April 13, 2015

Martha C. Smith, 65, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Martha was a bartender and a charter member of the New Haven VFW. Surviving are her soul mate, Don Crittendon of Spencerville; son, William (Cassie) Smith of New Haven; grandchildren, Abigail Smith; Jaelyn Nahrwold; and Madison Smith; sister, Judy (Roger) West of Fort...
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Terri P. Hull

April 13, 2015

Terri P. Hull , 64, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Kingston, RI, Terri was a member of First Assembly of God Church. She was a woman of faith and enjoyed gathering with family and friends for bible study, prayer groups and game nights. She was a loving wife and mother and loved her grandchildren. Surviving are her loving husband,...
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Melrose Bryson

April 12, 2015

Melrose Bryson , 92, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015. She was a member of the Elks #155. Surviving are her grandsons, Jonathon (Jillian) Bryson of Fort Wayne, IN and Jeremy Bryson of Nashville TN; great grand daughter, Addison Bryson. Melrose was preceded in death by her parents, William Leo and May Catherine Dunlap Woolf, husband of 64 years, William "Ernie" Bryson, son, James Bryson....
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Judith A. Mahan

April 11, 2015

Judith A. Mahan, 69, was called home by God on April 11, 2015. Judith is survived by her son, Phillip; sisters, Jacqueline Mitchell of Angola, Regina Stellhorn of Fort Wayne; brothers, Steven and Anthony Mahan of Fort Wayne; special friend Sephora Lortie, and faithful caregiver Sherrie Haswell. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Regina Mahan. Memorials may be made to the Humane...
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Marvin E. McGraw

August 26, 1952 - April 9, 2015

Marvin E. McGraw, 62, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015 at his residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Steubenville, OH, Marvin was a U. S. Army veteran and truck driver. Surviving are his son, Jason McGraw and daughter, Jennifer McGraw, both of Zanesville, OH; sons, Chad Jackson and Michael Motter; daughter, Jasmine McGraw, all of IN; granddaughters, Kyleigh & Myleigh McGraw . Marvin was preceded...
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Willie Bernard Mosley

April 9, 2015

Willie Bernard Mosley , 51, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015. Surviving are his son, Damarcus Coker of Fort Wayne; mother and step father, Cleo and John Chapman of Fort Wayne, IN; brothers, John Mosley of Kansas City, MO, Steven (Gloria) Mosley of Fort Wayne and Robert Mosley of Hartford City, IN; sisters, Karen (Anthony) Easley of Fort Wayne IN and Penny (LaMont) Grant of Virginia Beach, VA....
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Susan Kay (Sutton) Reams

April 8, 2015

Susan Kay (Sutton) Reams, 63 went to live with Jesus on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Sue was married to Jim Reams on July 17, 1970 at New Haven United Methodist Church. They welcome their only child, Angela in 1971 and Sue dedicated those early years to their daughter being a stay at home mom. In 1983, Sue returned to school receiving her Dental Assisting Certification with honors. She quickly found...
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Norma R. Budenz

April 8, 2015

Norma R. Budenz, 87, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Terre Haute, IN, Norma was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and was a teacher at Fort Wayne Community Schools for 23 years, retiring in 1987. She was passionate about life and her family. Surviving are her sons, Michael (Lisa Chiddister) Budenz of Fort Wayne...
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Marcia J. Hans

April 7, 2015

Marcia J. Hans, 72, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Marcia loved to serve her family as a homemaker. Surviving are her 3 daughters, Nancy (Kenneth) Snyder; Penny (Joel) Nord; and Amanda Hans; 17 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; brother, Park (Dude) Hedges, Jr; and sister, Betty Fortier. Marcia was preceded in death by her parents, Park, Sr and...
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Violet O. Floyd

April 6, 2015

Violet O. Floyd, 93, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 in Indianapolis. Surviving are her son, Eric W. (Terri) Peterson; daughter, Carla F. (Bud) Brown; sisters, Rosaland Regenold and Dorothy (Mel) Raker; grandchildren, Ames, Stefanie, Melissa, Carissa and Ashley; great-grandchildren, Sydni and Makenzi; sisters in law, Pearl and Florence Sollberger. Violet was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Donald L. Dawson

April 5, 2015

Donald L. Dawson, 89, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Anderson, Donald was a WWII Army Air Corp veteran. He worked with G.T.E. for 35 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the American Legion Post #82. Donald enjoyed bowling, golfing, fishing and woodworking. Surviving are his children; Michael (Shirley) Dawson of Hurst, TX,...
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Margaret (Peggy) Snyder

April 4, 2015

Margaret (Peggy) Snyder, 84, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015. Surviving are her son, James Snyder (Denise) of Churubusco, Ind.; and grandchildren, Abigail, Nathan, Joshua, and Hannah Snyder. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Harry E. Snyder. Graveside service is 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Grove City Cemetery, 3605 Grove City Road, Grove City, Ohio 43123. Memorials...
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Terry Morrison

April 4, 2015

Terry Morrison, 64, was called to God Saturday, April 4, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Terry was a graduate of Concordia Lutheran High School and Concordia Teachers College in River Forest, IL, where he was proud of his athletic career. He worked as a service technician for Pepsi and as a teacher at Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran School. Terry loved circle track racing when he was driving. He will be...
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Helen J. Howell

April 4, 2015

Helen J. Howell, 91, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Englewood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, and graduated from Central HS in 1942. She was a longtime member of United Faith Presbyterian Church formerly Westfield Church, Helen worked as a Executive Secretary with Magnavox for 21 years, retiring in 1990. She was...
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Violet Audrey Wiedeman

March 31, 2015

Violet Audrey Wiedeman , 102, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Violet retired from Eckrich Meats. Surviving are a sister, Mary Ann Clowser of Ossian IN and a host nieces & nephews . Violet was preceded in death by husband, Edwin J. Wiedeman, Parents, Ora and Edna (Lamie) Hoffman; sisters, Fern Bobay, Eldeana Baron, Billy Jean Bovio and Cleora Kniss . Memorials may be made to the...
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Catherine (Kay) J. (Long) Hockensmith

March 30, 2015

Catherine "Kay" J. (Long) Hockensmith passed away March 30, 2015. She was 88 years of age. Catherine was born in Sturgis, Mich. on April 30, 1926. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Earl Painter of Sturgis, Mich. Catherine held several Executive Assistant positions throughout her business career, the most recent with OmniSource. She has been a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church...
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Gary L. (6-Pack) Porter

March 28, 2015

Gary L. "6-Pack" Porter, 61, passed away March 28, 2015 at Kingston Care Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Jon Yoho

March 27, 2015

Jon Yoho, 22, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Jon was a manager with Pizza Hut. Surviving are his parents, Stephen and Beverly Yoho of Fort Wayne; sister, Heather Woodall of Catlin, IL; brothers, Christopher (Katie Garber) Yoho; Alexander Yoho; and Joshua Yoho. Service is 4:30 pm, Monday, March 30, 2015, at Elmhurst Church of the...
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Ronald G. Miller

March 27, 2015

Ronald G. Miller , 69, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born July 21, 1945 in Fort Wayne, IN. He worked in sales all of his life. He was a member of Congregation B'nai Jacob Past President B'Nai Jacob Men's Club, Past member and officer of B'nai Jacob, B'nai Brith youth advisor 5 years for A.Z.A. and Indiana State Umpires Association for 17 years. Ron loved all...
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Warren E. Shannon, Sr.

March 25, 2015

Warren E. Shannon Sr., 69, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at his residence in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Janet Shannon; son, Warren (Delores) Shannon, II.; daughter, Wanda Mae Shannon; daughter, Twilla Sue (Donavon) Tracey; son, Donald Russell (Letha) Shannon-Patterson; son, Steven Edward Shannon; son, Charles James (Asosha) Shannon; son, Michael Allen Shannon; 17...
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Mark Kenchanh

March 25, 2015

Mark Kenchanh, 47, passed away tragically in Fort Wayne on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Surviving are his daughters Ashley Kenchanh, Caroline Kenchanh, and Maggie Kenchanh; and 1 granddaughter, Kyla Solesky all of Fort Wayne; mother Somvang Kenchanh of Fort Wayne; brothers, Max Kenchanh of Terra Bella, CA; and Matthew Kenchanh of Fort Wayne. Also, grandmother Pan Homsab, and many uncles, aunts and...
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David (Pete) A. Loeffler, Jr

March 24, 2015

David "Pete" A. Loeffler Jr., 30, passed away March 24, 2015. David worked as a licensed practical nurse formerly with Byron Health Care. He was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church. Surviving are his daughter, Alexis Jean Loeffler; mother, Donna (Tom Boyd) Loeffler; sisters, Nicole Turner; and Natalie Turner; nieces, Tia Walthour; Teran Walthour; and Jahmiya Turner; nephews,...
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Martha S. Brinkman

March 23, 2015

Martha S. Brinkman, 91, passed away March 23, 2015. Surviving are her daughters, Iris L. Stinson and Phyllis A. Hoagland; grandchildren: Troy Lee, Tammy King-Deems, Tony (Phyllis) Lee, Scott (Amanda) Hoagland, Carla Smith, and Travis Stinson; 17 great-grandchildren, 23 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Martha was preceded in death by her husband, George H. Brinkman;...
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Jon Robert Didier

March 23, 2015

Jon Robert Didier, 72, passed away Monday, March 23, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Connersville, IN, Jon was a graduate of Northside High School and the past owner of Our Place, Mile Corner in Garrett IN and Clark in Butler IN. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Didier of Angola, IN; sons, Adam (April) Schueler of Fremont, IN, Jon Allen Didier of Fort Wayne and...
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Leona M. Anspach

March 22, 2015

Leona M. Anspach, 95, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. , Surviving are her sons, Dennis A. (Shelly) Anspach of Hudson, IN; Larry (Fran) Anspach of Fort Wayne, IN; brother, Edward Dager of New Haven, IN; 7 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.
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Sandra K. Myers

March 21, 2015

Sandra K. Myers , 66, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Parkview Hospital. Born in Van Wert, OH, Sandra was a graduate International Business College and worked as a credit analyst with Essex Wire for 37 years, and Easter Seals Arc of Fort Wayne. She was a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, David L. Myers of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Sara L Myers...
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Charles W. Pollick

March 21, 2015

Charles W. Pollick , 80, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was a native and lifetime resident of Ft. Wayne, IN, and attended Central HS. Charles worked as a truck driver for over 30 years and work several years for CW Transport. and retired in 1988. He and his wife owned Chuck and Dee's Winning Circle Bar in New Haven, In for 8 years. He...
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Larry E. Kellaris

January 1, 1932 - March 21, 2015

Larry E. Kellaris, 83 years old of Fort Wayne, Ind. and Clearwater, Fla., passed away March 21, 2015, with his family at his bedside. He was the son of William and Imogene Kellaris. He was born January 1, 1932 and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1950. He served in the US Navy on the USS Roberts from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean Conflict. He worked for City Light & Power as a...
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Hazel Jeanette Josephine Carl Enochs

March 21, 2015

Hazel Jeanette Josephine Carl Enochs, 102 and 1 month, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015 at her apartment at Bell Trace Health and Living in Bloomington, IN. Hazel was born in Fort Wayne, IN on February 21, 1913. She lived the first 99 years of her life in Fort Wayne before moving to Bloomington to be closer to her beloved son and his family. In Fort Wayne, Hazel was a member of St. John...
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Laurie M. Carto

March 21, 2015

Laurie M. Carto, 60, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Laurie was the daughter of the late David and Marjorie Carto. She was a nurse for 30 years, retiring in 2008. Surviving are her daughters, Molly (James Cochran) Rao, Katharine Rao, Marjorie Rao all of Fort Wayne, grandchildren, Cameron and Savannah Rao, niece, Carrie (Matt) Reilly, great-nephews, David...
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Armando Perez

March 19, 2015

Armando Perez, 75, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne. Born in Cienega de Flores, Mexico, Armando worked as a Terrazo Finisher with F & M Tile for over 38 years. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and played with the Fort Wayne traveling baseball team Los Indios in the 1970s, which was part of the Federation League. Surviving are his wife, Gloria...
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Geraldine (Gerry) R. Burns Lytle

March 19, 2015

Geraldine "Gerry" R. Burns Lytle , 93, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Signature Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, She graduated from Central High School in 1939, and worked at Essex where she met her husband Robert who preceded her in death in 1960. Gerry also was a manager with Peerless Dry Cleaners for 23 years, retiring in 1985. Surviving are her daughter, Nancy J....
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Evelyn Muriel Bemis Duff Phinney

March 17, 2015

Evelyn Muriel Bemis Duff Phinney , age 101of Fort Wayne, Ind. passed away peaceably with her grandaughter, Jennifer Niemann, and Son, Don Duff, by her side as she took her last breath on March 17 ,2015 at 1:28pm. She was born on January 20, 1914 in Rock County, Wisconsin to Jervis Kiron Bemis and Alpha Grace Bemis.She grew up on her Father's farm west of Janesville and east of Footville with...
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Rose Ann Hite

March 17, 2015

Rose Ann Hite, 71, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughter, Paula (Dave) Peterson of North Vernon, IN; daughter, Amy M. Hite of Fort Wayne; son, Steven A. Hite of Fort Wayne; grandson, Cody Peterson; brothers, Ernest Pierce; and Ken (Donna) Pierce of Grand Rapids, MI. Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Hite; and her parents, Newton and...
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Rex G. (Rick) Beard

March 13, 2015

Rex G "Rick" Beard, 49, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015. Rex enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping and canoeing and hanging out with his buddies. Surviving are his sisters, Sara Lendman, Beth Olson both of Fort Wayne, IN; two nephews and a niece and many close friends. Rex was preceded in death by his parents Max and Carol Beard. Private Family Service at later date. Memorials may...
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Nick Kiefer

March 12, 2015

Nick Kiefer, 51, of Lansing Michigan, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015. Born on December 6, 1963, in Indianapolis, Indiana, he was the son of the late Edward and Ruth (Harmon) Kiefer. He worked most of his life with the American Red Cross. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and his bicycle, playing darts, and time with his many friends and family. He is survived by his daughters Mariah and...
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James E. Berger

March 12, 2015

James E. Berger, 80, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015, at his residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Waynedale, James worked for Falstaff Brewery 32 years. He then retired from Bridge Logistics. He was a Korean Era U.S. Army veteran. Surviving are his son, Jeffrey (Christie) Berger of Fort Wayne; son, Gregory (Toye) Berger of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Mandi Goller-Sanders; Clint Davis; Katherne...
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Edwin (Eddie) Middaugh

March 12, 2015

Edwin "Eddie" Middaugh, 75, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015. Eddie was born in Huntington, Nov. 7, 1939 to the late Ruth and Al Middaugh. He was an electrician and owner of E.J. Services for 40 years and retired in 2000. Eddie was a pilot and scuba diver that loved fishing, boating, dogs, and the outdoors. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 53 years Patricia; and son, Scott both of...
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Kathryn A. Cross

March 12, 2015

Kathryn A. Cross, 70, passed away March 12, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Kathryn worked as an assembler with ITT for 22 years, and formerly worked with Cap Tech for 15 years. Surviving are her sons, Doug (Sally) Cross; and Scott Cross; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother, Jim Nichols; and several nieces and nephews. Service is 3pm, Monday at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park...
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Arvin B. Milledge

March 11, 2015

Arvin B. Milledge, 87, passed away March 11, 2015 at home . Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Carole Jane Cronkhite

March 11, 2015

Carole Jane Cronkhite, 78, passed away March 11, 2015. Surviving are her daughter, Charlotte (Michael) Vance; son, Christopher (Lisa) Cronkhite; son, Randy (Laura) Cronkhite; daughter, Renee (Brooks) Beatty; 9 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; brother, Larry (Sue) Snyder; sister, Nancy Ort; brother, Ronald Snyder; and sister-in-law, Tomme Snyder. Carole was preceded in death by her...
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Zurri Ellen Matiya

March 10, 2015

Infant, Zurri Ellen Matiya, was stillborn, March 10, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital. She is survived by her mother, Teanna Benbow and father, Matthew Matiya. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Mary Alice Karnes

March 10, 2015

Mary Alice Karnes, 96, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in South Whitley, Mary Alice was a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her daughter, Donna C. Slone; and grandchildren, Janna M. Slone; and Beau A. Slone. Mary Alice was preceded in death by her husband, August C. Karnes; and parents, Charles C. and Edna (Knapp)...
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Sharon J. Fromm

March 10, 2015

Sharon J. Fromm, 74, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Sharon worked as an accountant with Sweetwater Sound for 15 years. She was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Sharon loved classic car shows and was a member the Canal Cruizers and Curbside Cruisers. Surviving are her husband, Richard Morry Fromm of Fort Wayne; daughter, Shari Tucker of Ft....
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Linda L. Ruffolo

March 10, 2015

Linda Lee (Parisi) Ruffolo , 73, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago Heights, IL, Linda received her Bachelors Degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1963 and her Masters from the Illinois State University 1966. She and her late husband, Joseph D. Ruffolo moved to Fort Wayne in 1973 when he started his career at North American Van Lines....
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Edward W. Bodkin

March 8, 2015

Edward W. Bodkin, 91, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015 at The Harbours of Ft. Wayne.. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Edward was a WWII Army Veteran serving in the 147 Engineering Corp. He was in stationed in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe during the War. He worked with Rea Magnet Wire for many years before retiring in 1964. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion and...
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Terry D. Spiller, Sr.

March 8, 2015

Terry D. Spiller Sr., 59, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015. Born in Chicago, IL, Terry retired from Allen County Government. He was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church. Terry was an avid Chicago Bears fan who enjoyed fishing and loved his family. He and his wife were Foster Parents for 14 years. Surviving are his wife, Diane Spiller of Fort Wayne; children, Justin (Brenda) Krause, and Jaime ...
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James D. Lindsey, Jr.

March 7, 2015

James D. Lindsey Jr., 65, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015 at his residence in Fort Wayne. Born in New York, NY, James was a talented model car builder and enjoyed traveling and watching sports, especially the New York Yankees. He worked as a Journeyman Millwright with General Motors for 25 years. He was a member of the Northeast Indiana Model Car Club and United Auto Workers. Surviving are...
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Samuel E. Franklin

March 6, 2015

Samuel E. Franklin , 58, passed away Friday, March 6, 2015. Sam worked as a welder for many years, most recently at Allied Fabricators, Inc. He is survived by two uncles, Robert (Helen) Franklin of Payne, Ohio and John Market of Sidney, Ohio, several cousins and close friend, Gregg Owens. Samuel was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Earl and Helen Franklin of Paulding, Ohio. Private...
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