Celebrity Obituaries

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Robert Boleyn

February 28, 2015

Robert Boleyn, 83, went to be with the Lord Saturday, February 28, 2015. Surviving are his children, Don (Violet) Hart, Gloria (Mike) Hall, Karen (David) Hottman, Timothy (Teresa) Uetrecht, Kenneth (Tena) Uetrecht, and Sarah (John) Spillers; and a host of grandchildren. Robert was preceded in death by his loving wife, Kathreen Boleyn, parents, two sisters and a brother. Burial in Riverview...
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Jane Berghoff

February 26, 2015

Jane Berghoff, died on February 26, 2015 in Indianapolis. She worked for 25 years for Allen County Department of Public Welfare as a social worker. After retiring, she volunteered at the American Red Cross and Parkview Hospital. She loved golfing and served as president for her golf league before moving to Indianapolis. She is survived by her son, Michael, two grandchildren, Kelly and Daniel,...
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Richard Eugene Ripley

February 26, 2015

Richard Eugene Ripley, 88, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Summit City Nursing Home. Born in Muncie, IN, Richard was a WWII and Korean War Veteran serving in both the Army and Air Force. He worked with GTE for 12 years, retiring in 1987. Richard was an avid gun collector. He enjoyed keeping busy working and spending time with his family. Surviving are his son, Patrick (Mary)...
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Ruth R. Hensley

February 26, 2015

Ruth R. Hensley, 91, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Ruth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Ruth enjoyed cooking, and spending time with her family. Surviving are her daughter, Chere (John) Heck of Fort Wayne, son, Harmon (Jennifer) Hensley of Scottsdale, AZ, 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and...
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Mary J. (Hall) Leis

February 25, 2015

Mary J. (Hall) Leis, 102, passed away February 25, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Mary was a salesperson with Tepes for 13 years, retiring in 1988. Surviving are her great-niece, Dawn (Michael) Nolan; Hall family members, Phyllis; Keith; Robert; Carolann; and Kay; step-daughter, Rita Keifer; step-son, David Pomroy; 6 step-grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by parents, Frank E. and Sara E. ...
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Thomas John Truemper

February 25, 2015

Thomas John Truemper, 57, passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at his residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Indianapolis, IN, Thomas worked as a Mail Sorter with Postmaster's and Benchmark for several years and was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. He attended Le-Mans Academy, attended and played hockey at Wawasee Prep, and graduated from Bishop Luers in 1976. He then went on to...
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Manuel E. Laguna

February 25, 2015

Manuel E. Laguna, 84, passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Josephine Laguna; daughters, Mary Irene Allen and Sally Cole-Osborne; brothers, Joseph Laguna; Ruben Laguna; Jimmy Laguna and Robert Laguna; sisters, Lupe Andguedi; Josephine Mata, Louise Smith, Esther Nunez, Theresa Eix and Dorothy VanHorne and Janie Graft, 4 grandchildren and 3 great...
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Betty F. Steinbacher

February 24, 2015

Betty F. Steinbacher, 89, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2015 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Betty graduated from Central HS in 1945. She spent many years in Gross Pointe, MI and worked as a Loan Underwriter with Advance Mortgage for 23 years, retiring in 1982. After retirement she sold real estate for several years in Michigan. She moved back to...
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Baby Girl Freese-Livschiz

February 23, 2015

Baby Girl Freese-Livschiz was stillborn Monday, February 23, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her parents, Daniel Freese and Ann Livschiz of Roanoke. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.
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Catherine A. Mattes

February 21, 2015

Catherine A. Mattes, 87, went to be with the Lord February 21, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Catherine was a Nun with the Sisters of Providence for 25 years with having taught many children piano and the beauty of music. Surviving are her brother, James (Patricia) Mattes; and many nieces and nephews. Catherine was preceded in death by her parents James and Lela Mattes, and brother, Eugene Mattes....
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Mischa Tsetse Tanner

February 20, 2015

Mischa Tsetse Tanner, 35, peacefully passed away Friday, February 20, 2015. Surviving are his mother, Lisa (Sox Sperry) Tsetse of Ithaca, NY; maternal grandmother, Eileen Neuman of Fort Wayne; paternal step grandmother, Judy Stirling of Ithaca, NY; aunt, Pamela (Victor) Kaminski of Fort Wayne; uncle, Chris (Karin Suskin) Sperry of Ithaca, NY; uncle, Lincoln Sperry of Prescott, AZ; paternal aunts...
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Jane Lydia Smith

February 19, 2015

Jane Lydia Smith, 80, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015 in Columbia City. Born in Chicago, IL, Jane worked as a floral designer with Gassaffy Florist. Surviving are her son, Michael (Mary) Pickering of Fort Wayne; son, Mark Pickering of Waynedale; sister, Ann Warfield; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Kent Smith; daughter,...
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Henry (Hank) LaHurreau

February 19, 2015

Henry "Hank" LaHurreau, 69, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015. Surviving are his wife, Beverly LaHurreau; son, Brett (Tina) Halsey; son, Robert (Suzanne) Halsey; daughter, Amanda Goodman; daughter, Elizabeth "Betsy" Goodman; daughter, Karen LaHurreau;grandchildren: Elijah and Josiah Merz, Samuel and Maxwell Ahn, Izaak, Sydney, Ashley, Logan, Joshua, and Alex Halsey, and London Beard. ...
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Marvin Eugene Teegarden

February 19, 2015

Marvin Eugene Teegarden , 78, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015 at St. Anne Home. Born in Union City, IN, He was a self employed businessman. Surviving are his wife, Sally Hinkle-Teegarden; sons, Keith Teegarden, Kevin (Olga) Teegarden and Bruce (Sue) Teegarden; sisters, Betty Ellis and Doris Jane Fike. Marvin was preceded in death by father, Leroy Teegarden, mother, Annafae Teegarden,...
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Brownie Hicks

February 18, 2015

Brownie Hicks, 74, passed away February 18, 2015 at Valparaiso Care & Rehabilitation Ctr.. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Michael Shawn Price

February 18, 2015

Michael Shawn Price, 45, passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in San Diego, CA, Michael worked as a radio communication tech with the Fort Wayne Police Department. He served his country as a member of the US Marine Corp, the US Army, and the National Guard. He was a very decorated solider that accomplished much during his time of service. He served in active duty...
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Michael D. Bourne

February 17, 2015

Michael D. Bourne, 72, passed away February 17, 2015. Surviving are his mother, Marjorie A. Bourne of Fort Wayne; sister, Nancy (Terrance) Kimbel of Leo; brother, Daniel H. (Stephany L.) Bourne, Jr. of Fort Wayne; nephew, Jeffery S Kimbel; niece, Jamie R. Kimbel; nephew, Daniel N. Bourne; nephew, Andrew M. Bourne; great-nephew, Aaron S. Kimbel; great-nephew, Bryce Bourne; great-niece, Bailey...
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Dale A. Estepp

February 16, 2015

Dale A. Estepp , 53, passed away Monday, February 16, 2015. Born in Anderson, IN, Dale was a graduate of South Side High School, and U S Marine Corps veteran. He worked at Lincoln Food Services for 20 years. Surviving are his mother, Margery A. (John) Hodges of Fort Wayne, IN; brother, Greg (Janet) Estepp of Noblesville, IN; nephews, Chris and Casey Estepp of Noblesville, IN. Dale was preceded...
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Sharon Kay Smith

February 16, 2015

Sharon Kay Smith, 75, passed away Monday, February 16, 2015. Sharon worked as a Cashier with Rogers Market for 22 years, retiring in 1998. Surviving are her husband or 56 years, Richard Smith; son, Richard "Dan" (Joyce) Smith; daughter, Carolyn Smith; and granddaughters, Emily and Lauren Smith, all of Fort Wayne. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Maynard and Ora Patterson; and sister,...
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Mayrani Veliz

September 8, 2013 - February 15, 2015

Mayrani Veliz , 1 year old, passed away February 15, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital. She is survived by her mother, Emily Munoz and father, Arnoldo Veliz. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Mya Marie White

February 13, 2015

Mya Marie White, 5, passed away Friday, February 13, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Mya was always happy and brought joy to everyone's life. She was loved by her parents, Toney and Amanda; siblings, Desman, Alicia, and Peyton White; grandparents, Patty Teague, and Toney and Carolyn White; and many other family members. Calling is Sunday 4 to 6 p.m. at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home,...
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Chris Kevin Richards

February 13, 2015

Chris Kevin Richards, 62, passed away February 13, 2015. Chris was an avid sailor and skier with a daredevil spirit. His quick wit, winning charm, and readiness to help his friends will be missed. As a remembrance of his love for animals, donations may be made to the Allen County SPCA in his name. Surviving are his sister, Debra Altenbernd of Tampa, FL. Chris was preceded in death by parents...
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Aileen N. (Dotty) McComb

February 12, 2015

Aileen N. "Dotty" McComb , 92, passed away Thursday, February 12, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Aileen was the secretary-treasurer and bookkeeper of Harold McComb and Son, Inc. for many years, retiring in 1981. She was survived by her six children, sons, Terry, Alan, Dean (Amy ) and Tom (Teresa) McComb all of Fort Wayne; daughters, Sheri McComb of Fort Wayne,...
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Dennis J. Rainey

February 11, 2015

Dennis J. Rainey, 59, passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Ft. Wayne, IN, and attended Snider HS and Ivy Tech. Dennis had been a resident of Huntington IN since 1998. He was an Assistant Store Manager in Gas City IN and had worked for Kmart for 40 years, Dennis was an avid Yankees baseball fan and loved to spend time with his...
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John J. Fredericks

February 11, 2015

John J. Fredericks, 61, passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Born in New York, NY, John worked as a Maintenance Man with SuperValue for 26 years. Surviving are his daughter, Dawn Fredericks (Plummer) of Fort Wayne; son, John Geyer of Butler, IN; 8 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and 4 cats. John was preceded in death by the love of his life, Rhonda Smith in 2012. There will be no...
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Hollis O. Mahathy

February 10, 2015

Hollis O. Mahathy, 56, passed away February 10, 2015. Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Kimberly D Mahathy; daughters, Holly Mahathy-Boneff, Brandy Mahathy-Vaughn and Diana Mahathy; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Brianna, Corbin, Zachery, Brooklyn; brothers, Randal Moles, Butch (Debbie), Jamie and Mitch Mahathy; sisters, Sue Eddington, Patsy Mahathy and Kathy (Rob) Clark. Hollis was preceded in...
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Anna M. Ellenwood

February 10, 2015

Anna M. Ellenwood, 71, passed away Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Surviving are her husband, Michael L. Ellenwood; son, Shane R. Lane; brother, John F. Weller; brother, Raymond J. Weller; brother, Lawrence E. Weller; brother, Gerald S. Weller; sister, Rosalie L. Etter; sister, Mary H. Pitstick. Anna was preceded in death by parents, Philip J. and Florence C. (Funk) Weller; step-son, Chad...
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Dolores M. Wolinski-Gilliam

February 9, 2015

Dolores M. Wolinski-Gilliam, 77, passed away Monday, February 9, 2015. Surviving are her children, John; Kenneth; David; Michelle (Jeffrey); James; Timothy; and Mark (Amanda) Gilliam; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Davis; and Bernadine Burnham. Dolores was preceded in death by her parents; her sister; and a great-granddaughter. Memorials may be made to the St....
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Calvin E. Hedges, Jr.

October 3, 1958 - February 8, 2015

Calvin E. Hedges Jr., 56, passed away Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN, Calvin attended North Side HS. He worked as a painter with Preferred Painting for several years, Calvin enjoyed riding his Harley and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Surviving are his companion, Vicki Moser; daughter, Stacey (Jay)...
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Sharon L. Main

February 3, 2015

Sharon L. Main, 79, passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughter; Judy (Bruce) Bennett of Fort Wayne; son, John M. (Staci) Main of Dallas, TX; daughter, Jackie (Randy) Morrison of Fort Wayne; 5 grandchildren, Matthew Bennett, Michael Morrison, Amy Morrison, Rhonda Roberts, and Lauren Roberts. Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Main, Jr.;...
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Beverly A. Lester

February 1, 2015

Beverly A. Lester , 62, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, February 1, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, she was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and enjoyed time with grandchildren, cooking, fishing and gardening. Surviving are her husband, Matthew R. Lester of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Jason (Renee Masel) Lester and Jacob (Mindi) Lester both of Fort Wayne, IN;...
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Judith E. Throm

February 1, 2015

Judith E. Throm, 75, passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Rushville, IN, Judith earned her bachelor degree from Butler University. She was the music director for several Catholic Churches in Fort Wayne including the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception for 24 years, retiring in 2009. She was an avid reader, enjoyed traveling, and spending...
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Mila A. Wittwer

January 28, 2015

Mila A. Wittwer, 87, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Terre Haute, IN. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, She was a homemaker, and enjoyed crocheting and quilting and was a foster mother for many infants. Surviving are her husband of 69 years, Richard O. Wittwer of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Curtis Wittwer of Spencerville,...
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Kathleen E. Lemmon

January 27, 2015

Kathleen E. Lemmon , 67, passed away January 27, 2015 at Byron Health Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Dorothy E. Holsworth

January 26, 2015

Dorothy E. Holsworth , 89, passed away Monday, January 26, 2015 in Fort Wayne. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, born to Rudolph and Marie Burgart Neu, Dorothy attended Central HS and graduated from North Side HS. She received her Bachelor and Master Degree from University of St. Francis with additional work at IUPU. She was a teacher with the Fort Wayne Community Schools...
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Barbara L. Evans

January 25, 2015

Barbara L. Evans, 81, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015. Born in Muncie, IN, Barbara retired from Lincoln Life in 1993 after 42 years service. She enjoyed bowling and loved her family. Surviving are her brother, James (Ruth) Evans of New Haven; 5 nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and nephews. Barbara was preceded in death by her brother, Ed Evans. Per Barbara's request there will be...
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Chester L. Gatchell

January 20, 2015

Chester L. Gatchell, 91, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at his residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Chester was a brakeman with Conrail for 43 years, retiring in 1985. He was a graduate of Central High School; a WWII U. S. Army veteran serving in the North Africa and Italy campaigns; a member of VFW Post 2457, New Haven and American Legion Post 82. Surviving are his...
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Emily A. Ludwig

January 20, 2015

Emily A. Ludwig, 22, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at her home. Emily had a passion for traveling around the world and learning what the world had to offer. She touched many throughout her life and will be deeply missed. Surviving are her father, Steven Ludwig; mother, Lisa Ludwig; brothers, Tom (Courtney Carey) Ludwig; Gorman David (Paula) Ludwig; sister, Veronica Ludwig; and many...
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JoAnna C. Rowan

January 20, 2015

JoAnna C. Rowan, 90, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at the Parkview Regional Medical Center Hospice Unit, surrounded by her family. Born in Fort Wayne, JoAnna was a homemaker and a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Her friends and family were the center of her life and her greatest joy. She will be missed. Surviving are her sons, Chris K. (Louise) Rowan and David E....
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Berniece C. Bearman

January 20, 2015

Berniece C. Bearman, 88, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at her home in New Haven. Born in Poe, IN, Berniece will be remembered as a loving Wife, Mother, Grandma, and Friend who loved to serve her family as a homemaker. Surviving are her sons, Brad (Caroline) Bearman of Fishers, IN; and Philip Bearman of Fort Wayne; daughters, Emily (Tim) Ware; and Beth (Gary) Kantz both of New Haven; 10...
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William (Bill) W. Colchin

January 18, 2015

William "Bill" W. Colchin, 87, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 18, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Bill was a WWII Air Force Veteran. He worked for Hires Auto Parts for 39 years before retiring. He was a member of the Holy Name Society, and was a proud Kadiddlehopper. Bill was an avid racing fan, especially open wheel racing. His other hobbies included model railroading, and collecting die...
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Shane M. Wentz

January 17, 2015

Shane M. Wentz, 35, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Warsaw, IN, Shane was a member of Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren and Easter Seals ARC. Memorial Service is at 6:30 pm, Friday, January 23, 2015 at Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren, 2810 Beacon Street, Fort Wayne, with calling from 5:00pm - 6:30pm. Memorials may be made...
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Jean M. (Lawrence) Pittner

January 16, 2015

Jean M. (Lawrence) Pittner, 61, passed away Friday, January 16, 2015 at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Jean graduated from North Side HS in 1972. She worked at Tru Lawn yard serice and was the owner of J&J's Phone Connection for 5yrs years. She was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church, and the Prayer Shawlers Group at church. Jean...
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Larry G. Nicklin

January 15, 2015

Larry G. Nicklin , LA street rodder, WWII GI, automotive designer, Ferrari historian, collector and father of five died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Coventry Meadows LLC in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Carmen J. Nicklin sons, Craig (Becky) Nicklin, John (Lucyna) Nicklin all of Ft. Wayne, IN son, Tom (Amy) Nicklin of Indy, daughter, Jennie Nicklin of Leo, IN and eight grandchildren and...
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Margaret J. Ochoa

January 15, 2015

Margaret J. Ochoa, 79, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015, at St. Joseph Hospital. Margaret loved her pet Yorkie dogs. Surviving are her son, Steven Ochoa of Fort Wayne, daughter, Gloria Brooks of Auburn, granddaughter, Tammy Fugate, grandson, Dallas Fulgate and several great-grandchildren. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Nina Willham, siblings, Robert Willham,...
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Gregory Alan Byrd

January 14, 2015

Gregory Alan Byrd, 51, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at his residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Lebanon, IN, Greg graduated from Lebanon High School in 1981 and received his degree in Landscape Architecture from Purdue University in West Lafayette. He was a partner with The Landplan Group for 22 years. He was a member of Elks Lodge 155, Coyote Creek Golf Club, and American...
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Alleda Louise Elam

January 14, 2015

Alleda Louise Elam, 88, passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Surviving are her granddaughters, Jennifer (Paul J Jr) Schuler and Heather Byrd; and Danielle (Jeff) Gulyas; great grandchildren, Julian and Sydney Schuler, Miranda and J D Gulyas and T. J. and Matthew Byrd; Half brother, James Stults. Alleda was preceded in death by her husband, William S. Elam; parents, John and Anna Mary...
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Gerald (Jerry) G. Dehner

January 13, 2015

Gerald "Jerry" G. Dehner, 91, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne surrounded by his family. He was a native and lifetime resident of Ft. Wayne, IN. Jerry was an alumni of Central Catholic HS class of 1942 and the University of Norte Dame.. He was a WWII US Army Veteran serving 3 years overseas. Jerry was President of John Dehner Inc. for 55 years. He was a member of...
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Richard E. Parrish

January 12, 2015

Richard E. Parrish, 85, passed away at 6:50 p.m. Monday January 12, 2015. Survivors include; wife Mary Jeanne of Nampa, ID, Son, Robert (Mary) Parrish of Hawaii, daughter, Penny (Ken) Onstott of Sandy, UT, son, Gene (Judy) Parrish of Provo, UT, son, Lester (Yvonne) Parrish of Saranac Lake, NY, son Boyd (Sheralyn) Parrish of Nampa, ID, son, Louis (Jacki) Parrish of Sandy, UT, 26 grandchildren, 40...
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Mildred R. (Lyman) Scheuerer

January 12, 2015

Mildred R. (Lyman) Scheuerer, 95, passed away Monday, January 12, 2015 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Mildred was a teacher assistant with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 32.5 years, before retiring. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Mildred was a very creative and artistic and enjoyed putting together the bulletin boards at school. She also...
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Patricia F. Hensley

January 11, 2015

Patricia F. Hensley, 69, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015. Born in Harlan, KY, Pat retired as a supervisor from Meridian Automotive Systems in Grabill, IN. She enjoyed flower gardening, cats and loved her family. Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Olan M. Hensley, Sr. of Woodburn; sons, Jeff (Christie) Hensley of Bluffton and Mike Hensley of Fort Wayne; sister, Brenda of Sweetser, ...
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Charlotte I. Hettinger

January 10, 2015

Charlotte I. Hettinger, 80, passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015. Surviving are her son, Harold "Chub" (Monica) Hettinger; daughters, Brenda Hettinger; and Melinda Hettinger; 3 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; sisters, Judith (Richard) Gatton; and Sandra (Bill) Branstrator; and many nieces and nephews. Charlotte was preceded in death by her husband, Harold...
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Sandra K. Koeneman

January 10, 2015

Sandra K. Koeneman, 73, passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015, at Summit City Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Zanesville, OH, Sandra was a homemaker. Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Richard Koeneman; daughters, Julie Schroth and Christy (Dave) Nei; grandchildren, Tammy; David and Christopher; 2 great-grandchildren. Sandra was preceded in death by parents, Maurice and Betty ...
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Mary Ruth Alwine

January 10, 2015

Mary Ruth Alwine, 90, passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015. Surviving are her daughters, Deborah Kelley and Melody Nolder both of Fort Wayne; grandsons, Shawn Kelly Nolder and Heath B.J. Kelley; sister, Marilynn Mathias of Spring Hill, TN; brothers, James Alwine of Peru, IN and Marvin Alwine of Fort Wayne. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Adelbert and Jessie Alwine; sisters, Betty...
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Sara C. Young

January 9, 2015

Sara C. Young , 88, passed away Friday, January 9, 2015 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Uniontown, PA, Sara was a graduate of St Joseph College of Nursing of Baltimore MD in 1948, and worked as a Registered Nurse with St Joseph Hospital in Baltimore, MD for 20 years, retiring in 1965. She was a member of St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Churches in Naperville IL...
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Norma Gillespie

December 6, 1933 - January 9, 2015

Norma D Gillespie, 81, passed away Friday, January 9, 2015. Surviving are her children: Catherine Brookshire, Barbara Conley, Beverly Gunter, and William D. (Diana) Miller; 7 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; and sisters, Donna (Richard) Florea and Dorothy (Don) Frazier. Norma was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Gillespie; parents, Chester and Alta Nelson...
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Martha E. Long

January 8, 2015

Martha E. Long, 86, passed away Thursday, January 8, 2015. Martha worked as a secretary with Livingstone, Dildine, Haynie, Yoder for 12 years, retiring in 1984. Surviving are her daughter, Teresa (Richard) Johnson; son, Greg (Cheryl) Long; 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Martha was preceded in death by her parents Clair E. and Emily Bowman, husband of of 42 years, Edward Long....
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Marjorie (Margie) Terry

January 8, 2015

Marjorie "Margie" Terry, 92, passed away Thursday, January 8, 2015, at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Margie worked for the Fort Wayne Credit Bureau for 30 years, retiring in 1987. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Surviving are her husband, William Terry of Fort Wayne; son, Richard W. (Sylvia) Terry of Fort Wayne; granddaughters, Dawn and Robyn...
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Daniel C. Harris-Fool

January 7, 2015

Daniel C. Harris-Fool , 33, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Oklahoma City, OK, Daniel served in the US Army from 2000- 2002. He currently worked as a LPN with Covington Manor NH in Ft. Wayne. Daniel enjoyed technology, playing video games, watching NetfFlix and was a avid movie buff. Daniel also liked to cook and grill for family and friends. ...
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Lynda M. (Cafolla) BianRosa

January 7, 2015

Lynda M. (Cafolla) BianRosa, 65, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Yorkton, Canada, Lynda worked as a Housekeeper with Parkview for 8 years. She was a member of St Jude Catholic Church and enjoyed animals, bowling, and sitting by the pool. Surviving are her Son, Brian (Kimberly) BianRosa of Fort Wayne, IN; brother, Martin B. ...
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Nancee L. (Brunner) Bryson

January 7, 2015

Nancee L. (Brunner) Bryson, 62, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, Nancee worked as an accountant with David L. Wade and Associates for 17 years. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, loved to travel, and loved spending time with family. Surviving are her husband, Neil A. Bryson of Fort Wayne; mother, Agnes Brunner of Fort Wayne; sons, Peter Bryson...
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Ann Patricia Rice

January 6, 2015

Ann Patricia Rice , 89, passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Akron, OH, Ann was a loving homemaker for her family for many years. Surviving are her husband, William Rice; sons, Adam Rice of Fort Wayne and Matthew Rice of Ellington, FL; daughter, Abby Rice of Fort Wayne. Ann was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Bernice Schmock....
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Thomas Walter Tracey

January 5, 2015

Thomas Walter Tracey, 81, passed away Monday, January 5, 2015. Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Phyllis A. Tracey; son, Kim Allen (Teresa) Tracey; son, Timothy P. (Violet) Tracey; daughter, Lori Ann (Kirk) Cerny; 10 grandchildren, Robert, Austin, Allyson, Morgan, Courtney, Parker and Chad Tracey; Jaclyn (Ian) Wuest; Ryan and Shawn Cerny; brother, Harry D. (Sharon) Tracey; brother, Jerry L. ...
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A. Lorraine Richards

January 4, 2015

A. Lorraine Richards, 89, passed peacefully of natural causes on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Ashton Creek Health and Rehab in Ft. Wayne where she had been a resident patient for nearly two years. Lorraine was born in Flint, MI, as the only daughter to the late Charles W. and Lorene A. (Mullen) Gildea. She was a classically trained pianist and attended private school for young women and one year of...
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Gregory K. Borton

January 1, 2015

Gregory K. Borton, 70, passed away Thursday, January 1, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Nina Borton of Hoagland; adopted daughter, Eve Derkach; many nieces and nephews. Greg was preceded in death by parents, Sidney Clark and Edna Jean (Fritz) Borton. Service is 11:00 am, January 7, 2015, at Lindenwood Cemetery, 2324 W. Main Street. Arrangements by D. O. McComb ...
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Joel Duane (Dewey) Fisher

January 1, 2015

Joel Duane "Dewey" Fisher , 81, passed away Thursday, January 1, 2015 at Covington Manor Nursing Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Joel graduated from Central HS in 1952. He was a US Army veteran. He was as a pressman with Fort Wayne Newspapers for 46 years, retiring in 1995. He was member of Bethany English Lutheran Church. Joel enjoyed taking day trips with his wife to buy lottery...
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Gary W. Sampson

January 1, 2015

Gary W. Sampson, 64, passed away Thursday, January 1, 2015, at VA Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Gary proudly served in Vietnam in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne, 327th Infantry and 2nd Battalion. Gary worked as a Factory Worker with Indiana Phoenix for 6 years, retiring in 2008. He was a member of the American Legion. He was a hardworking man who was a great provider. He...
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Fahma I. (North) Rousseau

January 1, 2015

Fahma I. (North) Rousseau, 91, passed away Thursday, January 1, 2015 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Fahma had her auctioneer's and real estate license. She worked for Finlay Jewelers at Marshall Fields for 10 before retiring in 2010. She was an active member at Messiah Lutheran Church, Past President of Fort Wayne Ballet, Civic Theatre Guild, North Side PTA and...
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Charles L. Nagel

December 31, 2014

Charles L. Nagel, 85, passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Harvey, IL, Charles was a self employed truck driver for over 23 years, He was a Korean War veteran and a member of , American Legion 499. Charles enjoyed wood working, traveling, fishing and his greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family. Surviving are his sons, Michael...
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Luz Maria Tello

December 30, 2014

Luz Maria Tello, 64, passed away Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at her residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Juarez, Mexico, Luz was an assembler with General Motors for 30 years, retiring in 2010. She was a member of UAW #2209. Surviving are her children, Julio (Mark Decker) Tello; Heriberto Tello; Luz Maria (Jesus Amador) Tello, all of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Sonya Maria Rivera; Jasmine Aurora...
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George A. Berghoff

December 29, 2014

George A. Berghoff, 75, passed away Monday, December 29, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, George was a Firefighter for the City of Fort Wayne for 20 years. George then went to work as an electrician with the East Allen County Schools for 20 years before retiring in 2004. He was a charter member of NKPHTS. He was also a member of New Haven/ Adams...
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Vurla M. Black

December 28, 2014

VURLA M. BLACK (Cooper) 89 The longtime Fort Wayne resident passed away Sunday, December 28th 2014 of natural causes. She was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Fort Wayne and a member of the Social Order of Beauceant. Preceded family members: William H. Black, her husband of 40 years, her parents Alfred Cooper & Olga Cooper and a sister Joy Herr. She leaves behind a Brother...
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Aeyai Xayarath

December 28, 2014

Aeyai Xayarath, 56, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Vientiane, Laos, Aeyai worked as a machine operator with Alcoa for 10 years. Surviving are 3 brothers; 3 sisters; and many nieces and nephews. Aeyai was preceded in death by his parents, Bounsong and Somrauy Xayarath; and 1 brother. Service is 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 3, 2015 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park...
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Abigail (Abby) C. Anderson

December 27, 2014

Abigail (Abby) C. Anderson, 64, of Fort Wayne and formerly of Trumbull, CT passed away suddenly on Saturday December 27, 2014. Born in Connecticut, Abby worked as Cook Manager for Trumbull Public Schools for 25 years, retiring in 1996. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Trumbull, CT and attended The Ridge Church in Fort Wayne, IN; a member of Trumbull Center Volunteer Fire Company...
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Fred J. McDirmit

December 27, 2014

Fred J. McDirmit, 84, passed away Saturday, December 27, 2014. Surviving are his son, Greg McDirmit of Fort Wayne, IN; daughters, Kathleen Westfall and Phyllis (Ambrose) Tata both of Fort Wayne, IN; 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; brother, Evan McDirmit of NC; and several nieces and nephews. Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Mariett McDirmit, daughter, Carolyn...
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Loraine M. (Hess) Penkul

December 27, 2014

Loraine M. (Hess) Penkul, 93, passed away Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Loraine worked as a Secretary with Civil Services for 26 years, retiring in 1969. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Golf League, Bowling League, Needlework Guild, and Sewing and Quilting Club. She enjoyed reading, sewing, traveling, and was a talented golfer...
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Vance E. Clem, Jr.

December 27, 2014

Vance E. Clem Jr. of Fort Wayne passed away peacefully at Glenbrook Rehab Nursing Home on December 27, 2014. Vance was born in Decatur, IN, spent his formative years in Monroeville, IN and graduated from Monroeville High School. He served honorably with the U.S.A.A.F. in the Vietnam War and then served 16 years with the reserves. He retired from L.S. Ayres Southtown in 1992 as Manager of...
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Mary Louise Howell

December 27, 2014

Mary Louise Howell, 95, went home to be with her Savior, Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Straughn, IN, Mary worked as a Registered Nurse with Methodist Hospital for many years. She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross, Cancer Services of N E Indiana, Fort Wayne International Airport, Botanical Gardens and Lutheran Hospital Gift Shop. Mary was a...
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Sharon A. Keller Diemer

December 26, 2014

Sharon A. Keller Diemer, 76, passed away Friday, December 26, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Sharon was a homemaker and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Robert Diemer of Columbia City; son, William (Dianna) Diemer of Knoxville, TN; daughters, Debra (Jim) Byerline of Columbia City, Sondra (Jerry) Hughes of Fort Wayne, and Stephanie Hayes of Colorado Springs,...
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Marceline J. Hollopeter

December 25, 2014

Marceline J. Hollopeter, 85, passed away Thursday, December 25, 2014 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN, Marceline was a Secretary for Fort Wayne Community Schools for 32 years, retiring in 1995. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Jane Addams Society, and volunteered at Parkview for many years. Mom was devoted to her family and loved spending time with her...
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Judith Korn

December 24, 2014

Judith Korn, 74, passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at Signature Care Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her nephew, Patrick (Kim) Goralski of Indianapolis, IN; nephew, Mark (Peggy) Goralski of Naperville, IL; niece, Lori (Tom) Eyth of Omaha, NE; niece, Vicki (Jim) Arendt of Granger, IN; niece, Kathy Krizman of Edwardsburg, MI; nephew, Dennis (Debbie) Korn of Holt, MI; and Julie (Hugh)...
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Elizabeth (Betty) Ochstein Wald

December 23, 2014

Elizabeth (Betty) Ochstein Wald, 102, of West Palm Beach, FL., passed into her eternal rest Tuesday 23 December 2014. Although Betty had no children of her own, four generations of nieces and nephews all loved her as a grandmother. Her vocation in life was to help family and friends and no one whose life she touched will forget her. Betty was one of eight Ochstein siblings (all predeceased) that...
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DeAnna Marie Wilber

December 23, 2014

DeAnna Marie Wilber, 74, passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2014. Surviving are her friends: Pat Butler and Julie Kent; brothers: Glenn and James Wilber, both of Fort Wayne; half brother, DeWayne Myers of CO; half sister, Sharon Bowden of TX. DeAnna was preceded in death by her father, Cleon Wilber and mother, Helen Myers. A special thanks to the AWS staff for their care and support that they...
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Patricia Rose (Runion) Peterson

December 23, 2014

Patricia Rose (Runion) Peterson, 79, passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2014. Surviving are her son, Robert (Wanda) Becher; son, Patrick (Jan) Becher; son, David (Kathy) Becher; daughter, Elizabeth English; daughter, Karen Becher; son, Matthew Becher; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchidlren; sister, Maxine Davis. Patricia was preceded in death by husband, Gene Peterson; parents, Ward and...
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Donald T. Funk

December 22, 2014

Donald T. Funk, 90, passed away Monday, December 22, 2014 at Grey Stone Health and Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Don served his country during WWII in the United States Marine Corp. Later, he worked as a Facilities and Grounds Manager with Ivy Tech for 11 years. He liked photography, computers, and was talented at making jewelry when he was younger. Surviving are his son, Mike...
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John J. Renner

December 21, 2014

John J. Renner, 81, passed away Sunday, December 21, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, John was a mechanical engineer and retired as owner of Mission Industries. He was a U S Air Force veteran. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Mary Ann Renner of Woodburn; daughters, Kathy (Steve) Biernacki of Boynton Beach, FL, and Jean Kavorik of Chandler, AZ; sons, Chris (Melissa) Renner of Fort Wayne, and John M. ...
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Rosemary Maher

December 21, 2014

Rosemary Maher, 89, passed away Sunday, December 21, 2014, at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Ege, Indiana, Rosemary worked as an administrative assistant for the Diocese of Fort Wayne/South Bend for 13 years. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and enjoyed playing cards and spending time with her family. Surviving are her son, Thomas W. (Elaine) Maher of...
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Laurabell McCaffery

December 21, 2014

Laurabelle McCaffery, 82, died Sunday at Parkview Hospital Randallia. Born Bourbon, IN 1932 to Fern Meek Hibbets& Glasgow L. Hibbets, she graduated as Valedictorian at Bourbon High School 1949. She received the Distinguished Hoosier Award from Governor Kernan in 2004. Memorials are to the History Center, Barr Street Irregulars or the Literary Alliance. Private Services. Arrangements by D. O....
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Marjorie I. Brown

December 19, 2014

Marjorie I. Brown , 98, passed away December 19, 2014 at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Brenda A. Moore

December 18, 2014

Brenda A. Moore, 59, passed away Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. Born in Chicago , IL, Brenda enjoyed spending time with her family. Surviving are her daughters, LaShonda Moore, Dominique Moore, son, Darnel Moore all of Fort Wayne. Brenda was preceded in death by her parents Andrew and Ann Lee Moore, and sister, Nicole Moore. Service is 11:00 am, Friday, December 26,...
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Rose E. Edsall

December 18, 2014

Rose E. Edsall, 68, passed away Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN. Rose graduated from Central Catholic HS 1964. She retired as a Data Conversion Operator with the US Post Office. Rose enjoyed gardening, and having picnics with her family at wineries, with her favorite being Two EE's in Huntington. Her true life's passion and...
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Barbara Galli

December 18, 2014

Barbara Galli passed away Thursday night, December 18, 2014 at The Towne House. Born on February 18, 1928 to Richard and Hazel Etzler, she was a life-long resident of Fort Wayne. Barbara graduated from Concordia High School in 1946. She was married to the late Richard Galli on June 25, 1949. She was a secretary, loving mother and spouse and a long-time active member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church...
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Robert Davis

December 18, 2014

Robert Davis, 66, passed away Thursday, December 18, 2014. Surviving are his daughters, Shanta Medsker, Wendy (Americo) Mella both of Fort Wayne, grandchildren, Skye, William, Emily, Dallas, Anastasia, Donatello, and Americo Jr., sister, Kathie (Fred) Teeple of Decatur, nieces, Michelle Anquanio, and Sarah Whistoff. Robert was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Kathleen Davis....
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Dorothy I. Baltes

December 17, 2014

Dorothy I. Baltes, 98, passed away December 17, 2014. Surviving are her children; Richard (Jamie) Bell; Ronald Davis; John (Sandra) Baltes; Catherine (Gary) Roberts; Margaret (Donald) Miller; Carl Baltes and Donald (Michelle) Baltes; 16 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren, and brother, Jack (Pauline) Wood. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents...
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Julia Ann Modarressi

December 17, 2014

Julia Ann Modarressi, 56, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Service is 3:00 pm, Monday, December 22, 2014, at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with calling from 11:00 am. Memorials may be made to the family.
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Betty J. McIntire

December 17, 2014

Betty J. McIntire , 69, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Cleveland, OH, Betty worked as a Service Representative with Verizon for 14 years, retiring in 2007. She was an amazing cook and enjoyed entertaining in her home. Betty liked feeding the birds and squirrels and working in her yard along with boating, camping and jet skiing. Her...
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Phyllis J. Glaser

December 16, 2014

Phyllis J. Glaser, 86, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Phyllis was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who was dedicated to her faith, family and friends. She was a member of Queen of Angels Rosary Society. Surviving are her children, Thomas Glaser, Karen (David) Belschner, Nancy Ellert and Lisa (Terry) Bailey all of Fort Wayne; grandsons; Robert, Michael, Jon,...
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Matthew S. Frank

December 15, 2014

Matthew S. Frank , 45, passed away Monday, December 15, 2014 at his mother's home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Matthew graduated from Snider HS in 1987 and earned his bachelors degree from Indiana University. He was the owner of Clear Moment Health Food Store Bloomington IN for the past 20 years. Matthew was an avid believer in living a healthy life style and natural remedies. He...
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Patricia Speidell Blain

December 15, 2014

Patricia Speidell Blain, 86, passed away Monday, December 15, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Patricia worked as a Administrative Assistant with Standard Federal Bank for 27.5 years, retiring in 1991. Surviving are her daughter, Mary Edna Swartz of Cape Coral, FL; Grandchildren, Brittany and Bridgett Miller and David J. Swartz; Great-Grandchildren, Samantha and Brooke Swartz and Drake Gonzalez. ...
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Walter G. Eloranta

December 15, 2014

Walter G. Eloranta, 92, passed away Monday, December 15, 2014. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Grace; three daughters: Sandra Sillampa; Nancy (Robert) Rhee; and Barbara (Ted) Dynes; nine grandchildren: Josie (Caleb) Miller, David Sillampa, Timothy (Christina) Sillampa, and Kelly Sillampa; Elizabeth and Suzanne Rhee; Seth, Olivia, and Joshua Dynes; great-granddaughter, Vivian Sillampa; and...
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