Our Obituaries

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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Evelyn L. Phillips

September 10, 2014

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

September 8, 2014

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

September 7, 2014

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

September 6, 2014

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

September 26, 1923 - September 6, 2014

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

September 5, 2014

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

September 4, 2014

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

September 2, 2014

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

September 1, 2014

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

August 31, 2014

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

August 31, 2014

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

August 30, 2014

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

January 15, 1930 - August 28, 2014

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

October 3, 1918 - August 28, 2014

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

August 27, 2014

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

August 26, 2014

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

August 25, 2014

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

August 25, 2014

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

August 23, 2014

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

August 20, 2014

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

August 20, 2014

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

November 27, 1968 - August 19, 2014

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

December 25, 1936 - August 19, 2014

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

June 29, 1929 - August 19, 2014

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

August 18, 2014

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

August 11, 2014

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

August 11, 2014

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

August 10, 2014

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

August 10, 2014

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

August 10, 2014

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

August 8, 2014

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

August 8, 2014

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

August 8, 2014

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

August 8, 2014

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

August 4, 2014

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

August 1, 2014

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

July 31, 2014

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

July 30, 2014

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

July 30, 2014

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

July 30, 2014

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

July 29, 2014

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

December 7, 1992 - July 29, 2014

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

July 26, 2014

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

May 3, 1921 - July 26, 2014

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

July 25, 2014

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

July 24, 2014

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

July 24, 2014

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

July 23, 2014

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

October 8, 1925 - July 23, 2014

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

July 21, 2014

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

July 21, 2014

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

July 20, 2014

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

December 25, 1940 - July 19, 2014

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

July 17, 2014

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

July 15, 2014

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

July 15, 2014

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

July 14, 2014

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

July 14, 2014

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

July 13, 2014

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

June 2, 1929 - July 13, 2014

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

July 13, 2014

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

July 11, 2014

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

July 10, 2014

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

July 8, 2014

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

July 6, 2014

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

March 14, 1922 - July 4, 2014

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

January 9, 1934 - July 3, 2014

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

July 1, 2014

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

July 1, 2014

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

June 30, 2014

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

June 30, 2014

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

June 30, 2014

Vicki J. Royal Ryckman "V.J.", 60, passed away June 30, 2014. Surviving are her husband, David P. Meyer; daughter, Pamela J. (Jeff) Lewman; sons, Tony L. (Stefanie) Stier; Mark A. (Patricia) Stier; Jason E. (Stacey) Stier; brothers, Carlos E. Royal; Rick L. Royal; Michael R. Royal; sisters, Judy A. Shil; Kathy E. Helmke; Tina L. Nicholson; Paula K. Dreifke; sixteen grandchildren and one great...
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Aubrey Rose Allgeier

June 28, 2014

Aubrey Rose Allgeier, 0, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her father, Michael Allgeier and mother, Elizabeth Winters, both of New Haven; siblings, Madysen and Patrich; grandparents, Michael and Paula Winters of New Haven; grandfather, Michael Allgeier of Orland, IN; great grandparents, Bill and Nancy Winters of New Haven; great grandmother, Carol...
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Kate Hayhow

June 26, 2014

Kate Hayhow , 41, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Kate worked as an Assistant Principal with Fort Wayne Community Schools. Surviving are her children, Ayshe and Maeve; sister, Amanda (Kip) Guinan of Cincinnati, OH; and brother, Matt Hayhow of Cincinnati, OH. Kate was preceded in death by her parents Stephen and Eileen Hayhow. Memorials may be made to the...
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Richard L. Pifer

November 12, 1930 - June 26, 2014

Richard L. Pifer, 83, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014 at his home. Born in Fort Wayne and a graduate of Central High School, Richard worked as a design engineer with the Dana Corp. Spicer Axle Division along with various other companies, and was a contributor to the design of NASA Apollo missions. Richard served with the Navy Reserves for two years during the Korean Conflict. He was a...
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George F. Walters

June 25, 2014

George F. Walters, 73, passed away June 25, 2014. Surviving are his son, Ed (Shannon) Walters; son, Kurt (Rochel) Walters; son, Mike Walters; son, Doug Walters; daughter, Cathy Walters; grandchildren, Grant; Brent; Gavin; Seth; Logan and Mike Walters Jr.; Jessica Boutin; sister, Helen Cooper; sister, Patsy Leffler; sister, Shirley Rugsegger; sister, Jane Clifford; sister, Mary Goble; ...
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Catherine (Katy) McKibben

December 17, 1923 - June 25, 2014

Catherine "Katy" McKibben, 90, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Born in Portland, Indiana, Katy owned several bars in Fort Wayne over 47 years--the last being Katy's Kapers. She was a member of American Legion Post 241 Auxiliary. Surviving are her partner in life, Harrison "Harry" Lane and daughter, Paulette Wright both of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Kim (Brian) Gaze and Tara Young both of...
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Cynthia A. Gaff

October 19, 1951 - June 21, 2014

Cynthia A. Gaff, 62, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Parkview Hospital. Born in Muncie, Cynthia had been working as a secretary and treasurer with Portage Middle School for the past 15 years. She was a member of Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church, Teacher's Union, Eagles #248. Cynthia was an avid Komets Fan. She also enjoyed quilting, sewing, and playing bingo. Surviving are her...
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Marguerite A. Blair

January 11, 1925 - June 20, 2014

Marguerite A. Blair, 89, passed away June 20, 2014 in Tucson, AZ. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Sarah Irene Mellott

June 19, 2014

Sarah Irene Mellott, 89, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014. Born in Bowling Green, OH, Sarah retired from Magnavox. Surviving are her son, Paul (Dora) Mellott of Decatur, IL; special friends, Marge Closson, Ann Baldwin, and Rev. Larry Maddox. Sarah was preceded in death by husband, Richard. Committal service is 2 pm Friday, June 27, 2014 at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
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Kay C. Trygg

June 17, 2014

Kay C. Trygg nee Russell, of Fort Wayne, died on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Ashton Creek Health and Rehab. She was born in Muncie, Indiana on December 18, 1941 and shortly moved to Fort Wayne with a long family history. She graduated from North Side High School, class of 1960; attended Indiana University (Bloomington); and then was employed by the Allen County Sheriffs Department. She then...
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Marilyn J. Weaver

June 14, 2014

Marilyn J. Weaver, 84, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014. Surviving are her children David (Lucinda) Weaver of Pierceton, Debra (Joe) Perry of Columbia City, five grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren, and sister Virginia Buck of SC. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents Floyd and Winifred Miller, husband Bryan Weaver, and...
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Linda A. Dahm

March 6, 1932 - June 13, 2014

Linda A. Dahm, 82, peacefully died Friday, June 13, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on March 6, 1932, she was a cherished daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. The daughter of James and Dorothy (Blaising) Leonard, Linda is survived by her devoted husband of nearly 62 years, Edward Dahm, her sisters Rosalie Westropp and Kathy (Doug) Bailey, brother Jim (Sarah) Leonard, and her five...
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Mildred M. Ulrey

January 3, 1924 - June 12, 2014

Mildred M. Ulrey, 90, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, MIldred was a homemaker. Surviving are her son, Larry P. (Leigh Kimmel) Ulrey of Indianapolis; daughter, Susan Ann (Brian) Horton of Fort Wayne; son, Timothy G. Ulrey of New Haven; daughter, Lisa K. (Mike) Estep of Fort Wayne; 8 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren;...
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Ronald J. (Jukeman) Schimes

June 10, 2014

Ronald J "Jukeman" Schimes , 67, passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at Glenbrook Rehab Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Cleveland, OH, Ronald was the owner of R & J Amusement for 35 years. He enjoyed traveling and being outdoors. Surviving are his wife, Donna; two sons, Jeremy (Heidi) Bercot of Fort Wayne, Jeff Schimes of Mishawaka, IN; three daughters, Jennifer (Jeff) Stutesman of Mishawaka,...
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Mary Lou Hartzler

June 10, 2014

Mary Lou Hartzler, 85, passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Sullivan, IN, Mary Lou was a School Teacher with Ft. Wayne Community Schools for 20 years, retiring in 1978. She was a member of North Christian Church. Surviving are her son, Theodore W. (Sharon) Hartzler of Saint Louis, MO; son, Robert G. (Darla) Hartzler of Ames, IA; five...
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Theodore (Ted) Meyer

June 9, 2014

Theodore "Ted" Meyer passed away June 9th. He taught at Lutheran Schools in Chester, IL and New Orleans, LA, then at Emmaus Lutheran Church, Ft Wayne, IN, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Danville, IL and Central Lutheran School, New Haven, IN, where he retired in 1988. Surviving are his wife, Genevieve; his sister, Lois Ann; his daughters, Lenore Loos and Beth (Dan) Burt, and grandchildren: Cory and...
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Mary D. Dull

June 9, 2014

Mary D. Dull, 79, passed away Monday, June 9, 2014. Surviving are her daughter Carol Perl; step-sons Thomas (Shirley) Dull; Terry Dull, step-daughter Kandi (Jeff) Harvey; sister Shirley Teeple; granddaughters Kimberly Burns, Heather (Shane) Stahl, great-grandchildren Renee, Tyler, Shalee, Ava, and great-great-grandson Conor. Mary was preceded in death by parents Benton and Olive Jarvis,...
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Jesus Lee Nickolson

June 7, 2014

Infant, Jesus Lee Nickolson , passed away June 7, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Raymond C. Alter

January 30, 1917 - June 5, 2014

Raymond C. Alter, 97, passed away Thursday, June 5 at Kingston Care Center. He was the son of Frank E. and Eleanora (Schone) Alter, he married Ursula J. Giere on January 3, 1946. He worked for the Wayne Pump Co. for eleven years, the last six as office manager for the Air Scale Division, Delta, OH. He worked for the Parrot Meat Packing Co. for 36 years in various positions including Purchasing...
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Michael J. Higi

June 5, 2014

Michael J. Higi, 60, went to Heaven on Thursday, June 5, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife Kathy Higi; daughter Michelle Higi; brother, Kenny (Mary Beth) Truman; and his brother Chuck (Ruby) Landess. Michael was preceded in death by his son Michael J. Higi, Jr.; his parents Kenneth and Jackie Truman; sister Virginia; and his brother James. Service is 3:00 pm, Saturday, June 7, 2014...
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Greg Culver

April 23, 1968 - June 2, 2014

Greg Culver, 46, passed away Monday, June 2, 2014 at Parkview Medical Center in Ft. Wayne, IN. Born in Kansas City, MO, Greg had been with Norfolk Southern for over 20 years, and was currently an Assistant Division Superintendent. He served in the US Marine Reserves as Sergeant, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in MO, including being a volunteer firefighter. Greg enjoyed riding his Harley,...
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Joseph F. Geiger

June 2, 2014

Joseph F. Geiger, 51, passed away Monday, June 2, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Boston, MA, Joseph worked as a self employed painter. He was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. Surviving are his wife, Shelia Geiger; daughters, Amanda (Chad) Hildenbrand; Erica (Sam Fuentes) Geiger; Amber (Oscar) Olivarez; son, Joseph F. Geiger, II; ten grandchildren; four brothers...
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Gale Dean Pace

May 30, 2014

Gale Dean Pace, 89, passed away Friday, May 30, 2014. Surviving are his sons, Steven D. (Carin) Pace; Thomas S. Pace; daughter, Susan (Don) Bernard; daughter-in-law, Pat Blum; his grandchildren, Nicholas, Amanda, Sarah, Alyse, Jacob, and Scott, 9 great grandchildren; brothers, Don A. (Garnet) Pace; Jerry D. (Kay) Pace. Gale was preceded in death by his parents, Ronald D. Leona G. Pace, wife...
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Marilyn J. Johnston

May 30, 2014

Marilyn J. Johnston, 81, passed away Friday, May 30, 2014. Surviving are her husband, Larry W. Johnston; sons, Terry (Mary) Holmes and Gregg Holmes; daughter, Susan (Randy Warner) Dickmeyer; step-son, Rick (Cindy) Johnston; step-daughter, Cherie (Doug) Bader; 7 grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; 8 step great-grandchildren; sister, Sallie (Lee) Bosler; and brother, John (Margo) Morgan; ...
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Mary T. Dugger

May 29, 2014

Mary T. Dugger, 53, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Glenbrook Rehab Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Montpelier, OH, Mary worked as a Cafateria Assistant with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 13 years, retiring in 2010. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and spending time with her family. Surviving are her partner in life, John E. Barrand of Fort Wayne, IN; two daughters, Sarah (Brad Brown)...
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Kathleen A. Knepler

August 28, 1944 - May 28, 2014

Kathleen A. Knepler, 69, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Kathleen worked at KMart for many years. Surviving are her three sons, Michael Marker of Fort Wayne, IN, William (April) Marker of Monroeville, IN, Christopher Marker of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Theresa (Hilario) Rios of Fort Wayne, IN; sister, Marilyn Bender of Waynesboro, PA;...
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Everette E. Smith, Jr.

May 27, 2014

Everette E. Smith Jr., 63, passed away May 27, 2014. He loved music, especially the Beatles and collected records. Surviving are his wife, Nicolette T. Petrarca-Smith; mother, Florence Mae Smith; son, Mark Smith; son, Jason (Betheny) Smith; son, Keven (Shannon) Smith; daughter, Amanda Smith; eight grandchildren; his beloved cats, Peaches, Trixie, Dutchess, Princess and Muffy. Everett was...
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Gabriella Faith Lepper

May 27, 2014 - May 27, 2014

Gabriella Faith Lepper was stillborn Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her parents, Thomas and Brittni Lepper of Hoagland; sister, Skyleigh Lepper; grandparents, Tony and Shawn DeVido of Hoagland; grandparents, Greg and Carmin Lepper of Hoagland; great-grandparents, Chuck and Shirley Shidler of Rossville, GA; great-grandmother, Norma Lepper...
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