Celebrity Obituaries

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Helen Buschey

January 12, 2017

Helen Buschey, 88, of Fort Wayne died Thursday, January 12, 2017. Surviving are her children, Valerie (Catherine Knight) Buschey of Chicago, IL; Brent Buschey of Fort Wayne; and Lauren (Jeffrey) Widmann of Fort Wayne; 3 grandchildren, Clinton Jackson, Carrie (Brent) Svitak, and Audra Widmann; and nephew, Richard (Mitchell Untch) Lancaster. Helen was preceded in death by husband, Gilbert...
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Duane M. Eby

February 1, 1951 - January 10, 2017

Duane M. Eby, 65, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, he graduated from Northside HS in 1969 and earned his BFA from the John Herron School of Art. Duane's first artistic talent came in the form of drawing. He spent many years working as a graphic designer but retired from Sweetwater Sound as a guitar technician. As much...
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Madison Rose Gase

January 10, 2017

Infant, Madison Rose Gase , passed away, January 10, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her parents, Nicole and Scott Gase; and brother, Noah Gase. Private family services will be held. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Michael L. Frane

January 8, 2017

Michael L. Frane , 73, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017. Michael had a heart of gold and loved spending time with his family. Surviving are his loving wife, Sharon K. Frane; children, Mike Frane Jr, Cindy L. (John) Eastman, Michelle A Frane, Kristine K. Alkhuzaie Frane, Julie K. (Jeff) Harris, Joan D (Tommy) Smith, sister-in-law, Sue Frane, 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
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Matthew Preston Lambert

January 6, 2017

Matthew Preston Lambert, 34, passed away Friday, January 6, 2017. Surviving are his children James and Amanda Lambert of Fort Wayne; parents, Gary and Cathy Lambert of Fort Wayne; biological father, Benny Caudil of New Haven; brother, Andy (Crista Gordon) Lambert of Golden, CO; sister, Janice Capps of IN, and a couple of nieces and nephews. Matthew was preceded in death by his best K-9 friend...
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Albert (Grumpy) Franklin Robinson

January 6, 2017

Albert "Grumpy" Franklin Robinson, 73, passed away Friday, January 6, 2017. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Robinson; daughter, Sherie (Tim) Humphrey; son, Tim (Julie) Robinson; 9 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; brother, Wayne (Kathy) Robinson and several nieces and nephews . Albert was preceded in death by his parents Vernon A. and Hattie Mae Robinson,...
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Dorothy J. Frary

January 6, 2017

Dorothy J. Frary, 95, died January 6, 2017, at River Terrace Retirement Community, Bluffton. Dorothy was born January 24, 1921, in Fort Wayne, daughter of Jesse and Nellie (Muhl) Neff, and retired in 1983 after working as a long distance telephone operator with GTE and Bell. Dorothy is survived by her husband, Frank D. Frary, Bluffton, and a grand nephew, James McOmber, Arlington, Virginia....
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Dorothy S. Scott

January 6, 2017

Dorothy S. Scott, 92, passed away Friday, January 6, 2017. Surviving are her daughter, Sandra K. Parker of Hamilton, daughter, Pamela S. Diedrich of Fort Wayne, son, Rick L. (Melrose) Scott of Oak Harbor, WA, 5 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Dorothy was preceded in death by husband, Ervin E. Scott, parents, Charles and Elizabeth Schoenemann, 1 brother, 3 sisters, a son-in-law and a...
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James Ryder

January 5, 2017

. James Ryder, 84, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne, Ind. on September 12 1932, the son of the late George and Mary Ryder. James graduated from South Side High School. Upon graduating he joined the US Air Force and served as a Jet Mechanic. James worked as a Firefighter with Fort Wayne Fire Department for 27 years, retiring in 1987. James enjoyed spending time with...
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Kenneth M. Zimmerman

January 2, 2017

Kenneth M. Zimmerman, 81, passed away Monday, January 2, 2017. Born in Fairberry, IL, Kenneth was the son of the late Michael Zimmerman and Ida Gerber. Kenneth was a U.S. Army veteran. He owned and operated Village Pools, Inc. for over 30 years, prior to retirement. Kenneth enjoyed fishing, basketball, hockey and being at the Lakes. He loved his family and cherished his grandchildren. ...
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Sharon L. Perkins

January 2, 2017

Sharon L. Perkins, 80, passed away Monday, January 2, 2017. Surviving are her children, Frank (Laura) Perkins, Tammy (Ken) Harrold and Tara Ault ; 8 grandchildren; siblings Joyce (Dick) Apple; Kent (Marilyn) Burkhead; Janet (Joe) Goff; Becky Fischer; Randy (Debra) Frederick; and Doug (Claudia) Frederick. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents Vern E. and Wanda E. Frederick,...
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Alma M. Bahde

January 1, 2017

Alma M. Bahde, 96, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017 at in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, Richard (Elaine) Bahde, daughter, Roselyn (Richard) Crewse, daughter, Elizabeth (Steve) Pomeroy, sister, Ruth Neuman, 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren & 2 great great grandchildren. Alma was preceded in death by parents, Clarence and Helen "Nellie" Brown, husband, Donald R. Bahde, brothers,...
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Dorothy E. Franks

January 1, 2017

Dorothy E. Franks, 85, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband Paul C. Franks; step daughter, Judy Pohler; step daughter-in-law, Marsha Franks; 3 step grandchildren and 4 step great grandchildren. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents Alexander and Dorothy Moody, step son, Perry Franks, a step grandson, Sister, Evelyn Kim....
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Richard West

December 31, 2016

Richard West, 59, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016. Surviving are his wife of 31 years, Kathy West; children, Jessica Bauman, Angela Gast, and Robert (Amber) West; step-children, Vicki Mabee, and Kevin Hardesty; 12 grandchildren; sister, Carol (Jay) McPherson. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Robert C and Margaret West; brother, Joe West; sister, Linda Mosley; and...
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Nelson G. Crider

December 31, 2016

Nelson G. Crider, of Fort Wayne passed away on December 31st . Survived by brothers Stan and Robert (La Rhue) Crider. Nelson was preceded in death by brothers William and Terry Crider. Nelson was an Army Veteran. He attended Grace Point Church of the Nazarene. Arrangemets handled by D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park.
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Lowell E. Madden

December 30, 2016

Dr. Lowell E. Madden was called to eternal life with his Triune God on Friday, December 30, 2016. He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church and a resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was a graduate of South Side High School from which he received the Distinguished Alumni Award. He earned the B.A. and M.S. degrees from Indiana University Bloomington and the doctoral degree from...
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Gerald (Rocky) Roberts

December 29, 2016

Gerald "Rocky" Roberts , 59, passed away Thursday, December 29, 2016. Surviving are his wife, Julie Roberts; daughter, Lindsay (Roberts) Gardiner son, Nic Roberts; son, Philip Roberts; son, Tyler Roberts; grandchildren; William and Addison Gardiner, brother, Kevin (Cynthia) Roberts; brother, Randy (Hettie) Roberts; and sister, Joan DiSaboto. Gerald was preceded in death by parents, Robert...
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Steven J. Brumbaugh

December 26, 2016

Steven J. Brumbaugh, 35, passed away Monday, December 26, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, Steven graduated from North Side High School and earned his bachelors degree from IPFW. He had been working with Shambaugh and Son. Steven loved to remodel homes, and spend time with his nephew Austin Bangert. Surviving are his father, Steven D. Brumbaugh of Ruskin, FL; mother, Dawn Lee of Fort Wayne;...
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Larry A. McCague

December 26, 2016

Larry A. McCague, 64, passed away Monday, December 26, 2016 at his home in Fort Wayne. A lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, he graduated from Central High School in 1971. He was with the Indiana Air National Guard for 35 years, enjoyed working at Walmart in the Toy Department. Surviving are his sons, Larry (Anita) McCague, Jr., Philip (Shannon) McCague both of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Mandy ...
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Patricia Ann (Cotter) Chichester

December 25, 2016

Patricia Ann (Jack) Cotter Chichester,R.N.,B.S. went to her rest in God's arms on Sunday, December 25, 2016. She married Jack Richard Chichester in Chicago, IL May 28, 1960. He preceded her in death on November 18, 2008. She is survived by her nephew Joseph Dan (Cheryl) Astroski and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Helen Marie Cotter...
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Phyllus J. Miser

December 25, 2016

Phyllus J. Miser, 84, passed away Sunday, December 25, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Phyllus retired from General Electric. Surviving are her daughter, Debbie (Dallas) Stansbery, son, Melvin (Kimberly) Miser, Jr., son, Kevin Miser, son, Kirk Miser, 8 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Phyllus was preceded in death by husband Melvin Miser Sr., son, Michael Miser, parents Arthur and...
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Charles E. Foltz

December 24, 2016

Charles E. Foltz, 86, went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, December 24, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Charles worked as an Assembler with Kunkle Valve Industries for 35 years, retiring in 1992. Surviving are his wife, Betty L. (Parsley) Foltz; children; Brian Foltz and Darcie Foltz; and 1 grandson. Charles was preceded in death by his parents; Ray and Augusta S. Foltz; and son, Larry...
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Ronnie Baker

December 23, 2016

Ronnie Baker, 65, passed away Friday, December 23, 2016. Surviving are his wife, Raelene Baker; children, Ronnie Allen (Amy Merz) Baker, and Christina (Jeff) Lengrich; step-daughter, Kelly Mayhew; 6 grandchildren; brothers, Carl, Bob, David, and Vernon Baker; and sister, Carolyn Deckard . Ronnie was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley Watson; and sisters, Zella Phlipot, and Dorothy Payne...
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Chadrick James Davis

December 23, 2016

Infant Chadrick James Davis passed away Friday, December 23, 2016. Chadrick loved to hear the voices of his favorite people. Surviving are his mother, Jackie Davis; siblings Victoria and Audio Deutsch, Dakota Jane, Elias Alexander, Arya Rose; grandparents, Anthony (Diann) Deutsch, Tara (Jose) Ruiz; grandmother, Linda (John) Heeter; great-grandparents, Vernon and Delores Deutsch, and great...
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Samuel James Snyder

December 22, 2016

Samuel James Snyder , 36, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016. Surviving are his wife Kathryn Snyder; Parents Judith (William A. Snyder) Panoch; son, Casimir Snyder at home, sisters, Sarah (Andy) Doctor; Stella (Matthew Snodgrass) Snyder; brother, Scott Snyder; Father/Mother In Law, John (Rachel) Uryga; brother-in-law, Michael (Jade) Uryga; Nieces, Sierra, Calli, Alli, Sammi. A...
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Edward M. Dahm

March 21, 1930 - December 22, 2016

Edward M. Dahm, 86, Co-Founder of Mike's Carwash, died December 22, 2016. He was born in Fort Wayne, March 21, 1930, the son of Albert ("Bert") and Catherine (Michel) Dahm. "Ed was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather. A man of simple, unwavering faith in God and others." Ed graduated from St. Jude Catholic School in 1944, attended two years at St. Joseph's High School in...
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Andrew Russell Butler

March 13, 1927 - December 22, 2016

Andrew Russell Butler, age 89, died peacefully on December 22, 2016. Andy began life in Owensboro, KY on March 13, 1927, born to parents Grace Thomas (Renfrow) Butler, a school teacher, and Charles Kelly Butler, a railroad engineer. An only child, he grew up on a farm in Central Kentucky and eventually Evansville, IN where he graduated from Reitz High School. Immediately after graduation, he...
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Joan Marquette Haefling

December 21, 2016

Joan (Marquette) Haefling, 93, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Surviving are her sister, Julane (Marquette) Achenbach of Fort Wayne, along with many nieces and nephews. Joan was preceded in death by her husband Richard Haefling. Mass of Christian Burial is 11 am, Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with calling one hour prior, Fr. Daniel Durkin officiating. ...
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Joyce Staller

December 17, 2016

Joyce A. Staller , 77, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Byron Health Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825.
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Halina Sinchenko

December 17, 2016

Halina Sinchenko, 93, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016. She was born in Ukraine, Russia on September 9, 1923. She was a seamstress, and made her own clothing, she also loved her flowers. Halina enjoyed entertaining her friends at her home that her and her husband built. She retired from Supermarket service in 1988. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake...
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James Elston

December 16, 2016

James Elston , 71, passed away December 16, 2016 at Englewood Health and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave. Pending locating his family
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William "Bill" Woods

January 17, 1956 - December 16, 2016

William "Bill" J. Woods, 60, passed away Friday, December 16, 2016. Surviving are his children Jessica Cannon, Jacob and James Woods, Rebekah Blizzard, Nathaniel Woods, siblings, Georgiana Whitesel, Timothy, Mary Bianski, Woodrow, Jody Gibson, 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, Bill was preceded in death by his parents William Junior and Mary Ruth Woods. Service is 1 pm Tuesday, December...
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Mary Ann Bangert

December 19, 1935 - December 15, 2016

Mary A. Bangert, 80, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Mary was the daughter of the late Leo and Dorothy Beckman. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother to her family. Mary has a special love for children and enjoyed watching her many grandchildren as they grew up. Her other hobbies were dancing, singing, and...
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Leonard E. Roe

December 14, 2016

Leonard E. Roe, 89, passed away December 14, 2016. Surviving are his children; Keith (Jana) Roe, Cindy (Russ) Doty, Sandy Roe, Bill (Treva) Paris, Dan Paris, Mike Paris, Joe (Pam) Paris, Dave (Jenny) Paris, Nancy Paris; 14 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren; brothers, Don Roe, Norman Roe, Harry Roe; sister, Rose Mary Lehman. Leonard was preceded in death by his first wife of 22 years,...
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Kimberley (Kim) Moor

December 13, 2016

Kimberley "Kim" Moor, 58, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Arlington, Virginia, Kim graduated as Valedictorian from Warren Central High School in Indianapolis. She earned her undergraduate in Theology from Georgetown University, her masters from Union Theological, and her doctorate from Pacific School of Religion in California. Kim was an ordained...
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Scott Earl Anderson

December 12, 2016

Scott Earl Anderson , 50, passed away December 12, 2016. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Audrey L. Foote

December 8, 2016

Audrey L. Foote, 88, passed away Thursday, December 8, 2016. Surviving are her son, James (Norma) Foote; daughter, Joann (Ed) Glick; grandsons, Jason (Leah) Foote; Jeff (Gretchen) Waikel and Jonathan Waikel; granddaughters, Jennifer Foote; Paula Harrington; and Julie (Don) Fortner; 11 great grandchildren, and sister, Ronda Morimanno. Audrey was preceded in death by her husband, Neville ...
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Reginold Coman

December 7, 2016

Reginold Coman, 58, passed away December 7, 2016 at . Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Maxine R. Hedges

December 5, 2016

Maxine R. Hedges, 90, passed away Monday, December 5, 2016. Surviving are her son, Harry J. (Debbie) Hedges of Cottage Grove, MN, grandchildren; Edward and Andrew Zelt, Sarah Cameron, Rebecca Kamsin, and Michael Hedges, 6 great granchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. Maxine was preceded in death by her son, Carl "Louie" Zelt; husband, Hubert Hedges; mother, Hilda Zelt; and brother, Robert...
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Marceil Norden

December 4, 2016

Marceil Norden, 88, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Lamplight Assisted Living in Fort Wayne. Born in Woodburn, IN, Surviving are her siblings; Henry, Walter Lee, Sandra Marie, David Allen Norden, Marceil was preceded in death by her parents Ernest F. and Emma Norden, siblings James Ray Norden, and Deloris Allen. Private burial in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. ...
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Ruth A. Knight

December 4, 2016

Ruth A. Knight, 88, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Parkview Hospital Randallia surrounded by her family. Surviving are her children; Tom (Debbie) Brown, Karen (Jim Nahrwold) Yoquelet, Terry (Marge) Brown, Cheryl (Bill) Bandor, Jan (Paulina) Butler, Jay Johnson, Debbie (Troy) Holgren, Kerri (Curt Magnus) Adamson, Kevin Knight; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great...
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Chester (Max) Everson

December 4, 2016

Chester "Max" Everson, 90, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016. Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Madonna Everson; children, Linda Everson; Diana (Brad) Goss; Kenneth Everson; Carrie (David) Ohnesorge; Lisa (Alan) Duff; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brother, Kimsey Everson; and sister-in-law, Gilda Everson; Max was preceded in death by his sister, Gwen Saalfrank, brothers,...
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Christopher Levy

December 3, 2016

Christopher Levy, 26, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2016 after a two year strong battle with Leukemia. Throughout his battle, he stayed strong in his faith and kept a positive attitude. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN, on December 25, 1989. Christopher attended Bishop Dwenger High School graduating in 2008. He went on to attend IPFW, obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Business. He worked with...
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Mary Louise Norwalt

December 2, 2016

Mary Louise Norwalt , 79, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016. Surviving are her sons, James (Judy) Norwalt; Wallace A (Josette) Norwalt, Jr.; Chris A. (Jamie) Norwalt, Eric (Tamara) Norwalt, Derek (Rachel) Norwalt; brother, Kenneth (Joyce) Watters; and sister Judy (Rocky) Vaughn; . 19 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren . Mary was preceded in death by her parents Leon and Pauline...
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Carmen L. Gamboa

February 22, 1966 - December 2, 2016

Carmen L. Gamboa, (TIA) 50, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, Carmen was the daughter of the late Santana G. Flores and Josefina Medina. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. Carmen had a heart for others. She was a loving wife, sister, Tia, and a tremendous role model for her family. She was a foster parent to many...
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Cindy M. Henley

November 30, 2016

Cindy M. Henley, 53, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, Robert (Patrick) Henley; parents, Donald and Dianna Hamilton; sisters, Sally (Bill) Bell, Becky (Joe) Daugherty, and Sherry (Gary) Mix. Cindy was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Ray Henley. Service is 4:00 pm, Thursday, December 8, 2016 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside...
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Jack Randolph Kirby, PhD

November 29, 2016

Jack Randolph Kirby, Ph. D., died on November 29, 2016, at the age of 87. Born in Chicago on April 16, 1929, he was the son of Harry W. and Virginia L. (Harrell) Kirby. Jack graduated from the Chicago Public School System in 1947 and from Chicago Teacher's College in 1951. Drafted by the U.S. Army in August of 1952, Jack completed his basic training at the South Eastern Signal School at Camp...
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Michael E. Lomont, MD

November 27, 2016

Dr. Michael E. Lomont MD , 56, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016. Surviving are his sister Dianne Dunfee; brother, Dan (Kathleen A.) Lomont; nieces, Danielle Madinski, Marcella (Scott) Caulfield, Adrienne (Michael ) Davenport, Angela (Joseph) Stratton, Sarah Lomont, nephews, Christopher (Anne) Lomont, Scott (Crystal) Dunfee, Benjamin Lomont, Andrew Lomont and10 great nieces and nephews....
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Hayward W. Ember

November 26, 2016

Hayward W. Ember, 64, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his son, Joshua W. (Nicole) Ember of Coleman, MI; daughter, Mashanna S. (Adam) Ellis of Midland, MI; companion, Carol Idle of Fort Wayne, IN; and her children Doug and Robert, sister, Paula Ember, brother, Ronnie Evans both of Fort Wayne, IN; 8 grandchildren. Hayward was preceded in death by his father,...
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Mary Doust

November 26, 2016

Mary E. Doust, 91, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016, at Saint Anne Randallia Place, Fort Wayne. Mary was born in Fort Wayne August 17, 1925, the fifth of nine children of Leo and Elizabeth (Hoock) Jehl. She attended St. Peter's school, and graduated with honors from Central Catholic High School in 1943. After graduation she worked at General Electric. On June 1, 1946, she married...
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Marvin "Marv" Gottlieb

May 5, 1929 - November 26, 2016

It is never easy to bid a final farewell to someone you love. My husband passed away Saturday November 26, 2016. I have a heavy heart as I write this and will try to remember some of his many accomplishments. His birthday May 5, 1929 was affectionately referred to by family and friends as Cinco De Marvo! He was the kind of guy who gave sales a good name. A dedicated husband, father of three and...
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James (Roger) Brackeen, Jr.

November 25, 2016

James "Roger" Brackeen, Jr., 74, passed away Friday, November 25, 2016. Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Judy Brackeen of Fort Wayne; daughter, Heather (Jeff Moore) Brackeen of Fort Wayne; granddaughters Hannah, Zoe, Ren, and Ella; brother, Ronald (Shirley) Brackeen of Mesa, AZ; sister, Kathy (John) Kubler of Apachee Junction, AZ; and brother-in-law, Sam Smith of Moscow Mills, MO. The family...
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Marcus Method, SR.

November 25, 2016

Marcus Method Sr., 69, passed away November 25, 2016. Marcus worked at ITT for over 20 years, upon retiring he went on to work at the Post office as an Electronic Technician. Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Sharon Method; children; Ralph (Erin) Method, Debbi (John) Method-Smith, Marcus (Amber) Method Jr; siblings, Steven (Sue) Method, and Kate Method; 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild....
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Janine A. (Jake) Higgins

November 24, 2016

Janine A. "Jake" Higgins, 85, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, Thursday, November 24, 2016. Born in North Manchester, IN, Janine was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. She loved her family, her many friends, card games, especially bridge and golf. Surviving are her children Molly O. (Bob) McNeice of Vancouver, BC, John T "Tim" Higgins and Patrick J. ...
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Bob Chase

November 24, 2016

Bob Chase, 90, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Negaunee, MI, Bob worked as the Sports Director with WOWO Radio for 63 years. He was a member of the Elk Lodge #155 and Northern Michigan University Alumni Club. Bob was the Voice of the Fort Wayne Komets since 1953. Surviving are his wife Muriel "Murph" D. Wallenstein of Fort Wayne,...
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Margaret F. Bridges

November 23, 2016

Margaret F. Bridges, 92, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 23, 2016. She is survived by her children; Barbara L. Parker, Donna L. (Steve) Riethmiller, Karen E. Schlatter, William F. (Anne) Bridges, Robert L. (Denise) Bridges, and Meribeth (Al) Figel; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and sister, Charlotte E. Walker. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, W....
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Kenneth (Kenny) Jack Bredemeyer

November 21, 2016

"Kenny" Kenneth Jack Bredemeyer, 77, passed away peacefully Monday, November 21, 2016. Surviving are his children, the twins, Sallye S. (David Bruder) Uhen, and Sherrye L (Rick) Long, and Anita K (Randy) Werling; sister, Evelyn Messick; 6 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and former wife and mother of his children, Lou Brown. Kenny was preceded in death by his...
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Estella M. Kerr

November 20, 2016

Estella M. Kerr, 90, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Estella worked with General Electric for 27 years. She was a member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Surviving are her husband of 46 years, Roland Kerr of Fort Wayne. Estella was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Antoinette Welling. Entombment in Catholic Cemetery. ...
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Merl (Butch) Everette Smith

November 18, 2016

Merl "Butch" Everette Smith, 78, passed away Friday, November 18, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, He enjoyed watching racing at Baer Field. Surviving are his sister, Caroline Hart of Monroeville, niece, Vicki Garrett of Harlan, great-niece, Jennifer Garrett of Harlan, nephews, Robert Hart Jr., Clifford, Shannon, & Jeremy Smith. Merle was preceded in death by mother, Pauline Barid, and father,...
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John Foelber

November 17, 2016

John F. Foelber, 77, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Byron Health Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, John was the owner and operator of Euro Auto Body for 35 years. He was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous and enjoyed restoring cars. Surviving are his son, Darin (Christina) Foelber of Fort Wayne; 3 grandchildren, Alex, Andrew and Pamela; brother, Tom (Jackie) Foelber of Fort...
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Betty L. Kantzer

November 17, 2016

Betty L. Kantzer, 93, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016. Surviving are her sons, Michael (Beverly) Kantzer of Fort Wayne IN; Mark (Vilma) Kantzer of Holiday, FL: step grand-children Andre, Antonio, Cristina, Angelica, step great-grandchild Liam, sister in law Patricia Adams of Miami, IN; nephew Rick Gasaway Bunker Hill, IN; and niece Laura Handy of Wabash, IN. Betty was preceded in death...
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Thomas R. Stanford

November 17, 2016

Thomas R. Stanford, 83, passed away November 17, 2016 at DeKalb Health in Auburn, Indiana. Private Services. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Homer M. Kennedy

November 17, 2016

Homer M. Kennedy, 92, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016. Born in Lagrange, IN, Homer worked as a printer with Fort Wayne Newspapers for 44 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the International Typographical Union and for many years, he loved woodworking and dedicated his life helping others. Surviving are many wonderful nieces & nephews. Homer was preceded in death by wife,...
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Alejandro Cabrera Perez

November 14, 2016

Alejandro Cabrera Perez, 71, passed away Monday, November 14, 2016 in Fort Wayne. He was born in Saucillo, Jalpan de Serra, Queretaro, Mexico. Surviving are his daughter, Jessica (Shaun) Miller of Fort Wayne; 2 grandsons Shadrick and Jasper Miller; 4 brothers; 3 sisters; and many nieces and nephews in Mexico. Alejandro was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Hermelinda Cabrera Perez; and...
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Thomas G. Baysinger

November 13, 2016

Thomas G. Baysinger, 75, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, November 13, 2016 with his family by his side. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Shirley (Jump) Baysinger; son, Dean (Dawn) Baysinger; daughters, Dawn (Chuck) Richeal, and Deb (Steve) Miller; 6 grandchildren, Daniel, Chad, Brian, Jeremy, Jessica, and Brandon; 12 great-grandchildren; siblings, Bernie, Marcielle, Marilyn,...
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Catherine Patton

November 13, 2016

CATHERINE PATTON, 95, of Fort Wayne, peacefully passed away Sunday Nov 13, 2016. Born Oct 25, 1921 in Ft Wayne, she was an active member of St Jude Catholic Church, enjoyed playing golf, cards, spending time with family, helping in volunteer activities and socializing with friends. Cathy was a librarian at the Journal Gazette before retiring as a secretary from Phelps Dodge. Surviving are her...
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Harold W. (Slim) Han

November 12, 2016

Harold W. "Slim" Hans, 82, passed away November 12, 2016. He was born on August 18, 1934 and was the son of the late Erwin and Magdalina Hans. Slim was a County Monty for the Sheriff's Department Reserves in 1965. Surviving are his sister, Marjorie Erhardt. Slim was preceded in death by his four siblings. A Wake in honor of Slim will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the Eagles #248...
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Pearl Louis Waldron Huett

November 12, 2016

Pearl Louis Waldron Huett, 94, entered into the gates of heaven on Saturday, November 12th. Pearl married the boy next door and love of her life, Red Huett, on June 14, 1941. They went on to have 70 wonderful years together. They had many adventures together, starting with living thru WWII. Pearl worked at GE during the war years. Their first daughter was born while Red was at war so...
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Joan Hook

November 10, 2016

Joan Hook, 83, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016. She was born in Laporte, IN, on December 1, 1932. The daughter of the late Edward and Lillie Horsley. Surviving are her children; Paul D. Hook, Catherine L. Hook-Wheaton, Edward A. Hook, and Karen (Dean) Park; 9 grandchildren; and11 great-grandchildren. Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Hook; sister and best friend, Addie...
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Tammy (Toot) Harrison

November 9, 2016

Tammy "Toot" Harrison, 56, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her sons, Rick Pitman of Fort Wayne, IN and Shane Ehrhart; brother, Jim Ehrhart; favorite granddaughter, Briana Ehrhart; grandson, Matthew Schmuck and many other family and friends. Tamara was preceded in death by her parents Wallace and Sue Ehrhart, and brother, Paul...
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Marilyn Payton

November 9, 2016

Marilyn Payton, 64, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Marilyn worked as a Home Health Aid with New Horizons for 18 years. She was the backbone of the family, loved her grandkids, and caregiver to all. Surviving are her husband, William Payton, daughter, Pearley (Adam) Hahn, son, Kevin Smitley, sister, Anna Moyers, brother,...
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Ialean M. Redmerski

November 9, 2016

Ialean M. Redmerski, 91, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Harbor Assisted Living. Surviving are her sons, Steven (Linda) Hamrick, Thomas(Terri) Hamrick both of Fort Wayne, daughter, Larraine (Tom) Boyd of London, OH; five grandchildren; and one step-grandson. Ialean was preceded in death by her parents Jacob and Pauline Guenther, and husband, Paul Redmerski. Burial in Catholic...
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Edmone Maloley

November 7, 2016

Edmone Maloley, 91, passed away Monday, November 7, 2016. Surviving are his son, Michael Maloley; nieces Nellie and Ginny Maloley all of Fort Wayne, IN. Edmone was preceded in death by wife, Colleen Maloley, brothers, Alfred and Michael B. Maloley, sisters Rose Joseph and Evelyn Newell and niece Marion Bedree. No calling or service. Memorials may be made to the St. John Chrysostom...
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Larry Ray Marlow

November 5, 2016

Larry Ray Marlow, 66, passed away Saturday, November 5, 2016 in Fort Wayne. He is survived by his wife, Helen Marlow; his children, Carlena (Mark) Goddard; William Marlow; Kimberly (Caylie) Houlihan; 2 grandchildren Taylor and Addison; 1 great-granddaughter, Avery; sisters, Patricia Smith and Sheila (Dennis) Donaldson. Services are 2:00 pm, Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at D.O. McComb and Sons...
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Angelina Estrella Gonzalez

November 5, 2016

Infant, Angelina Estrella Gonzalez , passed away, November 5, 2016 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. She is survived by her mother, Perla Ramon and father, Noe Gonzalez. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Marguerite Haner

November 4, 2016

Marguerite Ellen Hafner, 92, passed away November 4, 2016 at Woodview Health Care Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Linda S. Babcock

November 2, 2016

Linda S. Babcock, 63, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Garrett, IN, Linda worked with the Do It Best Corp for17 years, retiring in 2010. Surviving are her husband, Wilbur "Wil" Babcock of Fort Wayne; her siblings, Georganna Bickley, David (Wendy) Marti, Mike (Kari) Marti, and Todd Marti all of Garrett, IN. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and...
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Mary Berning

November 1, 2016

Mary Elizabeth Berning, 96 of Oxnard, CA passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 1, 2016. She was born in Lafayette, IN to Karl and Elizabeth Held. Early in her life the family moved to Fort Wayne,IN. She graduated in 1939 from South Side High School.On June 6, 1942, Mary married Arnold Berning. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. They had two children,Ronald and Sharon. After her husband passed...
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Jakob Berger

October 31, 2016

Jakob Berger, 88, passed away Monday, October 31, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Klenak, Yugoslavia Jakob and his wife have been residents of Fort Wayne, IN since 1951. Jakob was a carpenter and mason with Fort Wayne Parks Department for 32 years, retiring in 1994. He was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and the Fort Wayne Sports Club. Jakob was an avid Notre...
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William (Bill) M. Terry

October 31, 2016

William "Bill" M.Terry , 91, passed away Monday, October 31, 2016. Surviving are his son, Richard W. (Sylvia) Terry, granddaughter, Dawn and Robyn Terry, great-grandchildren, Jordan and Tyler Reining; sisters, Martha Jean (Bob) Thomas; JoAnn Baker; brother, Tim (Karen) Terry. William was preceded in death by his parents William H. and Flora Jo Terry, wife, Marjorie "Margie" K Terry, two...
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Renfred (Ren) Lightning

October 30, 2016

Renfred "Ren" Lightning, 66, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, October 30, 2016 surrounded by his family and friends in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne on May 29, 1950, Ren worked as a BZT Technician beginning in 1971 with GTE, then with Verizon, and most recently with Frontier where he retired in 2009. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. He served with...
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Shirley Roe

October 30, 2016

Shirley Roe, 88, passed away October 30, 2016. She is survived by her husband, Leonard Roe and their children, Nancy Paris, William (Treva) Paris, Michael Paris, Joseph (Pam) Paris, Cindy (Russ) Doty, Sandy Roe, David (Jenny) Paris, Daniel Paris, Keith (Jana) Roe, as well as many grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Private services to be held at a later date. Arrangements by D.O. McComb &...
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Deborah K. Hartnett Moles Miller

October 29, 2016

Deborah K. Hartnett Moles Miller, 67, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016. Surviving daughters, Lisa (Kevin) Martin and Angela (David Frederick) Moles and Teresa (Danny) Stannard; nephew, Shawn Mahathy; grandchildren, Joshua P. Moles, Jennifer K. (Andrew Rodriguez) Moles, Kristy Martin, Dallas Mahathy; great grandchild, Aiden Martin. Deborah was preceded in death by her parents William...
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Antoinette (Toni) Dare Bibb

October 28, 2016

Antoinette "Toni" Dare Bibb, 65, passed away October 28, 2016 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Toni worked for Walgreens for 19 years. She loved gardening and animals. Surviving are her mother, Odetta Bender of Fort Wayne, IN; sister, Jennifer Mullin of Amelia Island, FL; brother, John (Renee) Bender of Fort Wayne, IN; nephew, Sean Bender of Bremerton, WA; nieces, Joey and Amelia Bender...
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Vincent E. Turner

October 28, 2016

Vincent E. Turner, 48, passed away Friday, October 28, 2016. Vincent had many passions in life, his friends and family being his most prized possession. Surviving are his children, Tiffany (Quaide Pryor) Turner, Jacob (Brittany) Turner, Trevor, Zacharie, and Alexander; fiancé, Lisa Royer; mother, Ann E. Turner; siblings, Theresa (Ken) Thomas and Jason (Missy) Turner; and 6 grandchildren. He was...
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Harold D. Peconge

October 26, 2016

Harold D Peconge, 79, called to rest Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Harold Peconge awiila Myaamia. iihkipihsinonki eeminooteeci, neehi kiihkayonki weekimaaci Karen K. Peconge. Niiyaaha neešwiikicki, neehi Neekalaaciki yaalanwi piloohsahi. Harold Peconge is a Miami Indian. He is from Peru, Indiana and married Karen K. Peconge in Fort Wayne. Together they lived there and had 5...
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Yvonne Alberta Hargrave

October 26, 2016

Yvonne Alberta Hargrave, 97, passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Surviving are her sons, Michael (Tamara) Hargrave of Fort Wayne, IN and Jeffrey (Evelyn) Hargrave of Denver, CO; grandchildren: Beth Hargrave, Joshua Hargrave, Dawn Main, and Colin Lukas. Yvonne was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Hargrave, parents, James R. and Mabel V. Wiltshire, brother, Loren Wiltshire, sister,...
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Herbert J. Rodermund

October 23, 2016

Herbert J. Rodermund, 97, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2016. Surviving are his daughter, Linda A. (Patirck J.) McCoy of Dallas, TX; granddaughter Lindsey McCoy of San Antonio, TX; and several nieces and nephews . Herbert was preceded in death by his parents Jacob C. and Esther V. Rodermund, wife, Frances M. Rodermund, and a son, John Allen Rodermund. Memorials may be made to the Masses...
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Kaleah Noel Fincher

October 23, 2016

Kaleah Noel Fincher, 6, was granted her angel wings on Sunday October, 23, 2016. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 22, 2009. Kaleah had an infectious smile that could light up a room. She was a 1st grader at Aboite Elementary. She loved to dance, sing, and loved spending time at the lake with her family. Surviving are her mother, Michelle Dold; father, Yohansen Fincher; sisters, Mariah...
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Donald C. Clapsaddle

October 21, 2016

Donald C. Clapsaddle, formerly of 833 Londonderry Road, Schenectady NY, passed away quietly at his home in Fort Wayne IN on October 21, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Marion E. (Fuerst) Clapsaddle of Fort Wayne; their daughters Jan-Marie Zimmerman (Donald Mathis) of Fort Wayne, Susan Campbell (Robert Campbell) of Malta NY, and Bobbi Clapsaddle (Edward Patnode) of East Amherst NY;...
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Dean White

October 21, 2016

Dean White, 88, passed away Friday, October 21, 2016. Surviving are his children, Eddie White, Kenneth (Karen) White, Debbie White; Stanley White; Gary (Cheri ) White; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; siblings, Carl White; Max (Ruth) White; Phyllis Storhl; Peggy Tucker; and Mary Jane Goodwin. Dean was preceded in death by his siblings, Jess, Roy, John,...
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Shelly Zachary Hile

October 21, 2016

Shelly Zachary Hile passed away on October 21, 2016. Shelly was born to Howard and Dardanella Jornod on August 30, 1963, in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. An avid and accomplished equestrienne, Shelly began showing American Saddlebred horses at age six. She excelled in the fields of dressage and hunter/jumper competitions, often riding horses she raised and trained herself. Shelly's fearlessness developed...
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Eugene (Gene) R. Headrick

October 18, 2016

Eugene "Gene" R. Headrick, 68, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his brother, Ralph Headrick, Jr. of Dunnellon, FL; sister, Alice Brown of Fort Wayne, IN; sister, Pat (Arun "Art") Pandya of Palmdale, CA; Ron (Jill) Headrick of Fort Wayne, IN; numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Gene was preceded...
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John J. Klecka, Jr.

October 18, 2016

John J. Klecka Jr., 86, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Klecka; son, Michael Klecka; daughter, Cheryl (David) Jennings all of Fort Wayne; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and half-brother, Jay Atkinson of Uncasville, CT. John was preceded in death by daughter, Catherine Klecka; parents, John J. Sr. and Gertrude Klecka; and his half-sister, Ann...
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Renee Levin

October 17, 2016

Renée Levin , 85, passed away Monday, October 17, 2016 at home in Sturgis, MI surrounded by her family. She was born in Chicago, IL on October 19, 1930. Renée loved dancing and worked as a dance instructor before dedicating her life and time towards raising her family. She was an equestrian enthusiast and traveled frequently to horse shows with the whole family. She enjoyed cooking, aqua...
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Marian Wieser

October 15, 2016

Marian Wieser, 87, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Nashua, NH, Marian worked as a public school music teacher in Kendallville, Elkhart, Muncie, Marion, and Decatur. She also worked as an administrative assistant with Family and Children's Services in Fort Wayne for many years. Marian taught piano and organ at home and at Fred Myers Piano Studio.
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Roy Duff

October 12, 2016

Roy Allen Duff, 52, a resident of Cape Coral Florida for the past two years, formerly of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away at his home, Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Roy worked in the car industry as a salesman/manager, primarily at Evans Toyota and Fort Wayne Toyota. He was also an entrepreneur in the sports bar industry, owning and operating Strazlos, Gio's and Duffy's...
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James Andrew Jacobs

October 10, 2016

James Andrew Jacobs, 58, passed away Monday, October 10, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jim attended North Side High School. He served his country in the National Guard. Jim owned and operated his own general contracting company, Jacobs Ladder for 20 years. He was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and the NRA. Jim enjoyed deer...
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Audrey M. Rahn

October 10, 2016

Audrey M. Rahn, 87, passed away Monday, October 10, 2016. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Audrey was the daughter of the late Ted and Ione Wilgus. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Surviving are her sons, Steve (Cindy) Rahn of Fort Wayne, Keith (Dawn) Rahn of Auburn, AL; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and brother, Richard (Betty) Wilgus of Indianapolis. Audrey was...
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Leonid Isaakovich Kyner

October 9, 2016

Leonid Isaakovich Kyner, 84, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016 at in Fort Wayne. Born in Booki, Ukrane, Leonid worked as a machinist for many years. Surviving are his wife, Eda Kyner; daughter, Marina (Tawfiq Alshemmari) Kyner; son-in-law, Victor Kutsenok; grandchildren, Alex and Anya Kutsenok, and Nicholas and Zachary Kyner . Leonid was preceded in death by his daughter, Irina Kutsenok.
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