Celebrity Obituaries

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Jon Yoho

March 27, 2015

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

March 27, 2015

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

March 23, 2015

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

March 23, 2015

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

March 22, 2015

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

March 21, 2015

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

March 21, 2015

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

January 1, 1932 - March 21, 2015

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

March 21, 2015

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

March 21, 2015

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

March 19, 2015

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

March 19, 2015

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

March 17, 2015

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

March 17, 2015

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

March 13, 2015

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

March 12, 2015

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

March 12, 2015

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

March 12, 2015

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

March 12, 2015

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

March 11, 2015

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

March 11, 2015

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

March 10, 2015

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

March 10, 2015

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

March 10, 2015

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

March 10, 2015

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

March 8, 2015

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

March 8, 2015

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

March 7, 2015

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

March 5, 2015

Frieda J. Bryie, 97, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Heritage Park Health Care Center. Born in Rockford, OH, Frieda enjoyed bowling, gardening, and cooking for her family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family. Surviving are her children, Gary (JoAnn) Bryie of Fort Wayne, James (Carolyn) Bryie of Saint...
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Lila J. Anderson

March 5, 2015

Lila J. Anderson, 74, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Lila was a hostess with Richards Restaurant who loved her cold beer. Surviving are her son, Robin Anderson; step-son, Daniel Gene (Sheila) Anderson; step-son, Richard A. (Desi) Anderson; grandchildren, Jessica (Kevin) Boroff; Sarah Shaw; Wesley (Misty) Shaw; Danyel; Kelly and...
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Jelan Aaron Kahlil Whitten-Strother

March 4, 2015

Jelan Aaron Kahlil Whitten-Strother, 8, was born on Friday, June 30, 2006 at 4:51a.m. to parents Wesley Strother and Jacinda Whitten at Parkview Hospital-Main. Jelan's family was blessed with almost 9 years with Jelan, before he passed away at 5:13am, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at St.Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Jelan was a second grader at Weisser Park Elementary School. Jelan had a vivid...
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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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