Our Obituaries

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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Christopher Eugene Burcham (Nickell)

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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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 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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Providence Rain Shultz

May 24, 2014

Infant, Providence Rain Shultz, passed away May 24, 2014. She is survived by her mother Jasmine Smeltzer and father Josh Shultz. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Marlene A. Kleinschmidt

May 5, 1938 - May 24, 2014

Marlene A. Kleinschmidt, 76, passed away May 24, 2014. Marlene graduated from Concordia High School as class Valedictorian. She served as an Elementary School Teacher in Concordia Lutheran School for over 20 years. She is survived by her husband, The Reverend Donald Kleinschmidt; son, Michael Kleinschmidt; daughter, Donna (John) Nathan; grandchildren, Luke, Josh, and Elle Marlene; and a sister...
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Ky'Alin Mykale Shavonte Ursery

May 23, 2014 - May 23, 2014

Ky'Alin Mykale Shavonte Ursery passed away Friday, May 23, 2014, at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his mother, Erica Porter and father, Kyedarion Ursery, both of Fort Wayne. "Gone but never forgotten, he'll always be in our hearts." Private Services to be held D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort...
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Ruth V. Scott

April 2, 1925 - May 21, 2014

Ruth V. Scott, 89, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Denver, CO. Funeral Service is 10:00 am, Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with calling one prior. Rev. Linda Martin officiating. Calling will also be Tuesday, May 27, 2014 from2:00 pm - 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Burial in Highland...
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Theodore (Ted) Jaworskyj

September 7, 1951 - May 21, 2014

Theodore "Ted" Jaworskyj, 62, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at his home. Born in Fort Wayne, Ted was a life long painter. He enjoyed gardening, wildlife, and spending time with his family. His loving, and talkative personality will be missed by all. Surviving are his daughter Leah Jaworskyj of Indianapolis, son Peter Jaworskyj of Las Vegas, NV, siblings Valia Hallihan of Chicago, IL, Ivan...
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Barbara J. Lee

May 21, 2014

Barbara J. Lee, 79, passed away in her sleep May 21, 2014. Born and raised in Fort Wayne and New Haven thought highly of her sons and grandchildren and loved them dearly. She will always be remembered by her surviving sons, Bret (Beth) Pohr; Barry (Trudy) Lee; and Kevin (Sandra) Lee; 5 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Bruce Lee and...
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Hatzael Romero

May 20, 2014

Infant, Hatzael Romero, was stillborn, May 20, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital. He is survived by his parents Erik Romero and Melissa Piedra. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Michael F. Carney

July 13, 1938 - May 19, 2014

Michael F. Carney, 75, passed away Monday, May 19, 2014. Born in Muncie, IN, Michael worked as a police officer with Fort Wayne Police Department for 22 years, retiring in 1984. Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Carol A Carney of New Haven, IN; daughter, Lauri (Vic) Haney-Colglazier of New Haven, IN; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren . Michael was preceded in death by his parents...
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Norma Jean Keppler

May 19, 2014

Norma Jean Keppler, age 72 of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away on May 19, 2014. She is survived by three grandchildren, Taylor Nicole, Morgan and Nicholas Kuenning; One estranged daughter, Theresa K. "Terri" (Robert) Kuenning; sister Sharon (Richard) Brundige; sister-in law Connie (Tim) Overholser Denihan; many nephews and nieces that were special in her life. She is preceded in death by...
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Evelyn L. Chambers

May 16, 2014

Evelyn L. Chambers, 80, passed away Friday, May 16, 2014. Surviving are her children Daniel D. Chambers; Vernon R. Chambers; Janice E. Chambers; Rose A. (Dan) Cummings; brothers, John P. (Joann) Graham; Joe M. (Kay) Graham; sisters, Grace Ann (John) Lockwood; Nellie H. (John) Lowery; Margaret E. (Forrest) Walpole; 5 grandchildren. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, John and...
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Jack Robert Newhouse

May 16, 2014

Infant, Jack Robert Newhouse, was stillborn, May 16, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his mother, Michaela R. Procise-Newhouse and father, Robert M. Newhouse. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Marsha M. Banks

May 15, 2014

Marsha M. Banks, 69, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her sons Troy Banks; Trent (Katie) Banks; Ted (Deanna) Banks; 7 grandchildren; brothers Terry Arnold and Gregg (Cindy) Arnold; sisters Judy (Robert) Stokes; Patricia (Richard) Pribbernow; and Debra (Gary) Pickett. Marsha was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, Fred Banks; daughter Tracy...
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James B. Conner

October 29, 1948 - May 13, 2014

James B. Conner, 65, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital. Born in Livingston, TN, James earned his bachelors degree in history and economics from Ball State. He worked for North American Van Lines for 25 years before working at First Federal Savings of Huntington for the past 10 years. He was an active member of Plymouth Congregational Church, Summit City Masonic Lodge,...
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Marcella C. Burtch

May 12, 2014

Marcella C. Burtch, 88, of Claremont, California; beloved wife, mother, sister and grandmother, passed away Monday, May 12, 2014, at home, following her battle with cancer. Marci was born January 10, 1926, in Midway City, Indiana, to Thomas Perry and Emily Colvin. After high school graduation, Marci moved to New York City and then to Cincinnati, where she attended the Art Institute. Marci...
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Barbara Lou Gill

May 12, 2014

Barbara Lou Gill, 82, passed away Monday, May 12, 2014. Surviving are her daughters, Ruth (David) Bracey and Cindy Johnson; granddaughters, Michelle (Chris) Zimmerman and Janelle Bracey; grandson, Matthew Bracey; great-grandchild, Mya Zimmerman; sister, Shirley Dellinger; and nephews, Danny and David Reed. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Charles H. and Loretta Koeble; and...
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Thongsa Vongphachanh

May 12, 2014

Thongsa Vongphachanh , 49, passed away Monday, May 12, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Vientiane, Laos, Thongsa worked at Trelleborg. Surviving are his wife Lai Vonphachanh; daughter, Amanda Vongphachanh; son, Jeffrey Vongphachanh; two Grandchildren, Kensington Potts and Liam Vongphachanh all of Fort Wayne; father Xune Vongphachanh; four brothers, Bounma...
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June Cromie

May 12, 2014

June Cromie, 77, passed away Monday, May 12, 2014. Born in Shelbyville, IN, June retired as a RN. Surviving are her children, David (Lurdes) Cromie, Jayne Cromie, Roxie (Wayne) Canter, Steve Cromie, and Vicki (John) Reid; sister, Carole (Don) Buck; 5 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. The family will receive condolences privately at the family residence. Memorials may be made to Hospice...
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Arlene Joan Hermance

May 9, 2014

Arlene Joan Hermance, 83, formerly of Valparaiso, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014. Born in Valparaiso, Arlene retired from R.W. Poole Company after 50 years of service. Surviving are her brothers, Lloyd (Jacquelyn) Hermance of Fort Wayne, and Don (Deanna) Hermance of Portland, OR; and 5 nieces and nephews. Memorial service is 2 pm Friday at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140...
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Sonia Sunny Bercot

May 8, 2014

Sonia Sunny Bercot, 75, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Sonia worked as a dietary aide with Covington Manor for 9 years. She was a member of Most Precious Blood Catholic Church. Surviving are her granddaughter, Jennifer Navarro of Fort Wayne; granddaughter, Jami Toussaint of Rowlett, TX; great-granddaughters, Abrianna Navarro and Isabella...
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James Klosowski

May 6, 2014

James Klosowski , 62, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Born in South Bend, IN, James was a graduate of John Adams High School in South Bend and worked as a Operations Manager with Amerigas PPX for 14 years. He was a member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Jim enjoyed cooking, golf and was an Avid Notre Dame Fan. Surviving are his wife Christine of Fort Wayne; two sons, Jim ...
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Anna B. Harrod

May 6, 2014

Anna B. Harrod, 89, died Tuesday May 6, 2014. She was born on June 25, 1924 in Fort Wayne to the late Douglas G. Harrod and Helen C. (Adams) Harrod Dalman. Anna was a secretary for the Indianapolis Public Schools for 16 years, retiring in 1983. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and cats. Surviving are her cousins Susan Stone and Amy Beatty. ...
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Mabel Gorrell Shoup

May 4, 2014

Mabel Gorrell Shoup, 87, went to her Lord on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Miller's Merry Manor, Fort Wayne. Born in Springfield Township, IN, Mabel worked as a Cook/Sales Clerk with Sears for 23 years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, and the United Methodist Women Member for over 50 yrs; She volunteered for Northeastern Center of Kendallville, IN. Surviving are...
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Maryln J. Schoeff

May 1, 2014

Maryln J. Schoeff, 82, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, October 14, 1931 to Clarence and Laura Burwell. Maryln graduated from New Haven High School in 1949 and married Albert Schoeff in 1951. She worked at GE for 28 years, retiring in 1992. Maryln enjoyed serving lunch at the Rescue Mission and loved to read. Surviving are her children, David (Paula) Schoeff of Toledo, OH,...
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Trevell Toshi Kobayashi-Myrick

April 30, 2014

Trevell Toshi Kobayashi-Myrick was born and passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his parents, Eddie Myrick and Rumi Terazaki, of Fort Wayne.
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Ricky (Rick) A. Slatton

April 30, 2014

Ricky "Rick" A. Slatton, 57, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Surviving are his children; Aaron Slatton, Heather Dearing, Sarah Slatton, Elizabeth Slatton granddaughter Alexa Dearing, friend Victoria Sexton, brother John (Judy) Slatton, and sister Lonna (Mike) Benson. Service is 2:00 pm, Saturday May 10, 2014 at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with calling...
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Mary Jane Stieber

April 29, 2014

Mary Jane Stieber, 83, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Woodview Health Care Center. Born in Chicago, IL, Mary was the office manager for Dr. Joel Salon for several years before retiring. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Mary Jane loved her family and cherished her grandchildren. Surviving are her sons Christopher (Lisa) Stieber, Matthew (Dottie) Stieber, Michael (Margarita...
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Patricia Ann McDaniel

April 27, 2014

Patricia Ann McDaniel , 79, passed quietly Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Manor Care at Summer Trace in Carmel. Born in Urbana, IN, Patricia worked as the Republican Chairman with Allen County Voting Registration for 12 years, retiring in 2004. Since 2004, she resided in Carmel Indiana closer to her two daughters. She was a member of P E O Chapter AO, TRI Kappa and the Plymouth Congregational...
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Kathleen B. Duff

January 12, 1920 - April 24, 2014

Kathleen B. Duff, 94, passed away Thursday, April 24. Born in Hepburn, OH, Kathleen retired from Kohl's. Surviving are her sons, Robert Duff Jr. and Michael (Susan) Duff both of Fort Wayne; 4 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband Robert Sr., sister, Gertrude Hendricks, and brother, Herb Banning. Private graveside...
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Gertrude (Gertie) M. (Shipman) Nicolet

April 24, 2014

GERTRUDE M. "GERTIE" (SHIPMAN) NICOLET, 102, of Fort Wayne, died on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Born Nov. 4, 1911, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of the late Harry and Ethel (Harmeyer) Shipman. She attended North Side High School. On April 20, 1935, she married Howard G. Nicolet. She worked at Fort Wayne Paper Box Co. from 1928 to 1943; and retired from Morrill Motors after 25 years. She was an active...
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Allen Payne

April 23, 2014

Allen Payne, 39, passed away April 23, 2014. He enjoyed fishing and was a great cook that made wonderful homemade pizzas. Surviving are his father Ronald Payne of Lima, OH mother Rowena Payne, daughter Abigail Payne, step-son Matthew Cottier, siblings, David (Taryn) Gibson, Thomas (Beth Hoelle) Payne both of Fort Wayne, Brian (Bobbie) Payne of Gulf Port, MS, Recia Strickland of Wiggins, MS,...
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Howard Goyer

April 23, 2014

Howard Goyer, 94, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital. Born in Bicknell, IN, Howard was a U S Army WW II veteran and worked as a Salesman with Schueler's Appliance for 25 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. Surviving are his wife, Erma M. Goyer; several nieces and nephews, great...
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Timothy A. Pallone

February 8, 1958 - April 21, 2014

Timothy A. Pallone, 56, passed away April 21, 2014 at his home. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Ralph Louis (Bus) DeHaven

April 19, 2014

Ralph Louis "Bus" DeHaven, 91, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014. Surviving are his wife of 50 years Edna Loraine DeHaven son, Dana R. DeHaven; daughters, Denise L. (Gerald) Rollins and Mary L. (Steve) Sims; sister, Betty J. Beyhan; brother, Richard DeHaven; grandchildren, Stacie (Nathan) McNeal and Tylar Brockhouse; great-grandchildren, Macyn Durbin, Ellyana and Bentley McNeal and Caden...
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Karen S. Nagel

April 12, 2014

Karen S. Nagel, 62, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Fort Wayne, Karen earned her masters degree from Ball State University. She was a teacher with Fort Wayne Community Schools for the past 32 years. She was a board member on the Humane Society. She enjoyed antiques, gardening, camping, traveling, and spending time with her family. Surviving...
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Margaret J. Engle

April 12, 2014

Margaret J. Engle, 90, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014. Born in Garrett, IN, Margaret worked as an insurance associate with Lincoln Life for 29 years. Surviving are her son David (Linda) Hontz of Fort Wayne; daughter Patricia Persons of Fort Wayne; son John (Rinda) Hontz of Fort Wayne; 11 grandchildren, and 14 great-granchildren. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband of 23...
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Richard (Dick) Beard

July 31, 1924 - April 12, 2014

Richard "Dick" Beard, 89, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Buffalo, NY, Dick earned his bachelor degree in Electric Engineering from Cornell University. Upon graduation he was honored and privileged to be chosen as the engineer of the Freedom Train which traveled 33,000 miles on 52 tracks displaying more than 100 historical documents including the...
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Michael Forkert

April 12, 2014

Michael A. Forkert, 53, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN, Michael graduated from Elmhurst HS 1978. He worked as a Mechanical Engineer with XY Tool LaOtto IN and formerly worked at Glaze Tool and Engineering and AMT Tool and Die. He was a member of Ft. Wayne Inventors Club and held a patent on a golf ball retriever. He...
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Steve Nelson

April 10, 2014

Steve Nelson met his Savior Thursday, April 10, 2014. He was born February 17, 1948, in Fort Wayne. He worked at Don Halls restaurant for 20 years. Steve had a love for God, his family, friends, and animals. He always had a smile on his face and loved to walk everywhere. Survivors include his sister, Sodonna Tuttle; John Poland; and several family and friends.He was preceded in death by his...
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Viola M. Grunwald

April 10, 2014

Viola M. Grunwald, 99, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Viola was a homemaker and a Charter Member of North Christian Church. She was also Past President of the Allen County Extension Homemakers Club. Surviving are her son, Ronald J. (Shirley) Grunwald of Fort Wayne; granddaughter, Pamela L. Grunwald of Chicago, IL; one...
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Dorothy A. Lott

April 8, 2014

Dorothy A. Lott, 83, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Surviving are her daughters Cherrie (Robert) Ryan and Merrie (Curtis) Voltz; sons John Payton, James Payton, Robert (Suzi) Payton, George Payton, and Richard Payton; 19 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren; sisters Rose (Tony) Cotterman and Florence Smith; and brother George (Barb) Mason. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Mary Alice Cline

April 8, 2014

Mary Alice Cline, 89, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at her residence in Chesterton. Born in Fort Wayne, Mary worked as a Register Nurse for 32 years, retiring in 1978. She was a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church and a graduate of St. Joesph Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1946. Surviving are her son, Steven D. Cline of Lakeville; son, Stanley (Carolyn) Cline of Fort Wayne...
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Dorothy E. Hartzog

April 8, 2014

Dorothy E. Hartzog, 83, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at her home in Fort Wayne. Dorothy was a native and lifetime resident of Ft. Wayne and graduated from Central Catholic HS 1947. Dorothy worked at GE Aerospace for over 30 years, She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and General Electric Elex Club. Surviving are her sons Richard Sterling (Sherri) Hartzog II of Mongo, IN...
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Bonnie J. Deermer

April 8, 2014

Bonnie J. Deermer, 66, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Born in Columbus, OH, Bonnie retired from Parkview Hospital and had worked for ONE. She was an avid Komets fan and enjoyed playing cards. Bonnie loved life and lived it compassionately. She loved her family and friends. Bonnie was a kind, caring, supportive, and gracious woman who was joyful, prayful and thankful. She was a...
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