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Michael D. Campbell

February 7, 2016

Michael D. Campbell, 58, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Holland Community Hospital in Holland MI. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN. Surviving are his father, James Campbell of Angola, IN; mother, Joan Campbell of Phoenix, AZ; daughter, Rachel McCarthy of Berryville, VA; brother, Scott Campbell of Fort Lauderdale, FL; sisters, Lynn Pickard of Phoenix, AZ, Ellen Shorty of Lansing, MI, ...
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Daniel R. Belschner

February 6, 2016

Daniel R. Belschner, 68 died Saturday, February 6, 2016 at home surrounded by his family. Surviving are his wife, Cherie; daughters, Heather (Gerald) Cheesebrew of Fort Wayne and Holly Belschner of Noblesville; brother, David (Karen) Belschner; sister, Diane Belschner; grandchildren, Malena and Trevor Cheesebrew; mother-in-law, Dorothy Lothamer; brothers-in-law, Terry, John, Paul, and P.J....
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Aubree Londyn Lorett Cottrell

February 5, 2016

Infant, Aubree Londyn Lorett Cottrell, was stillborn, February 5, 2016 at home. She is survived by her mother, Jasmine D Cottrell and father, Lamont Freeman. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Brent A. Lancaster

February 5, 2016

Brent A. Lancaster , 54, passed away Friday, February 5, 2016 unexpectedly at home. Surviving are his sons, Drew (Jena) Lancaster of Germany and Tyler J Lancaster of Fort Wayne, IN; daughters Ashtyn and Sierra Lancaster both of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren. Brent was preceded in death by his parents Arden F and Mary E Lancaster. Memorials may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church.
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Donald J. Ertel, Sr.

February 4, 2016

Donald J. Ertel Sr., 96, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016. Donald's primary passionate was caring for his family. Surviving are his son, Donald Ertel, II of Fort Wayne; son, Danny J. Ertel of El Salvador; and daughter, Dorothy (Robert) Bolyard of Scottsdale, AZ; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Arlene Ertel; son, Michael Ertel;...
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Willard L. McCoy

November 12, 1919 - February 3, 2016

Willard L. McCoy, 96, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born on November 12, 1919 in Howard County, IN, he was the son of Charles T and Katie (Johnson) McCoy. He was the last of eleven siblings to survive. Willard was a graduate of International Business College in Fort Wayne. He was a veteran of WW II and attained the rank of Lt. Colonel...
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Kathleen Sue (Strait) Hagerman

February 1, 2016

Kathleen Sue (Strait) Hagerman, Age 67, passed away in Fort Wayne Indiana on February 1, 2016. She was born to the late Lawrence and Virginia Strait on August 31, 1948. Kathleen attended Central Catholic High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana; she went on to receive a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from St. Francis University, Fort Wayne and a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of...
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Clarence E. (Red) Smith

July 8, 1929 - February 1, 2016

We mourn the loss of Clarence E. "Red" Smith (86), who passed away Monday February 1, 2016 at Parkview in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is survived by Carol Smith, his wife of 66 years, children Craig Smith, Janice Derek (Bob), Randy Smith, and Bradley Smith (Jennifer), grandchildren Justin and Sarah Bastress. Red was preceded in death by daughter Carla Smith. Red worked in the automotive industry in...
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Ralph (Mike) W. Huhn

February 1, 2016

Ralph "Mike" W. Huhn, 89, passed away Monday, February 1, 2016, in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Mike worked as a facility tester with GTE for 43 years, retiring in 1986. Mike served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during WWII. Surviving are his nieces and nephews. Mike was preceded in death his parents, August and Thersa Huhn; 3 sisters and 1 brother. Memorials may be made...
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Dorothy A. Witte

February 1, 2016

Dorothy A. Witte, 89, passed away Monday, February 1, 2016 in Fort Wayne. She is survived by her husband Roland G., son Robert (Roseann) McConnell, daughters, Debra (Doug) DeGroff, Julia (Darrell) Kimrey, eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband Robert C. McConnell Sr., infant daughter Gayle Jannette McConnell, brothers Ned, Willard,...
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Barbara J. McCallum

January 30, 2016

Barbara J. McCallum, 70, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Richland Center, WI, Barbara worked as a registered nurse with Monroe Hospital for 14 years. Surviving are her daughters, Jodie (Michael) Hulburt, and Julie Eichorst; 5 grandchildren, Makayla, Emily, Michael, Jennifer, and Jessica; her mother, Camilla Hernan; brothers, John (Sharon) Hernan and Jerry Hernan....
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Le'Asia Grace Smith

January 29, 2016

Infant, Le'Asia Grace Smith, passed away January 29, 2016 in Fort Wayne. She is survived by her mother, Jasmine Bates and father, Le'Cameron Smith. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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James W. Evans

January 29, 2016

James W. Evans, 78, passed away at home on Friday, January 29, 2016. . Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Bonnie (Fusselman) Evans; daughter, Susan (Tim) Burton; son, Mark (Kim) Evans; grandchildren, Lauren (Tyler) Stanley, Holly (Brian Braun) Burton, Andrew, Alex, and Sydney Evans; sister, Elizabeth Bollinger and her family; and brother, Bruce (Judy) Evans. Memorials may be made to Injured...
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Vianna Ember

January 28, 2016

Vianna Ember, 64, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her children Lisa Brown, Derek (Samantha) Saylor, Charles Relyea, Jr. grandchildren, Ronnie, Vern, Shaly Ann, Woody , Andrew, Kyra, Owen, Bane, Arya Ann, great grandchildren, Jackson, Osiris, Elaina, siblings, Ronald Evans, Hayward Ember, Paula Ember. Vianna was preceded in death by her...
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Earl E. Thompson

January 27, 2016

Earl E. Thompson , 88, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in New Athens, IL, Earl worked as a plant manager with Falstaff Brewing Company for 35 years. He was an active member at St. Jude Catholic Church for 50 years where he stayed involved with many church programs. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus. Earl served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy....
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Diane L. (Runge) Finch, DVM

November 20, 1960 - January 26, 2016

Diane L. (Runge) Finch DVM, 55, of Fort Wayne died on January 26, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital surrounded by her family. Born on November 20, 1960, Diane was the daughter of Robert H. and Helen A. (Hartsough) Runge of Fort Wayne. She attended St. Joseph's and Southwest Allen County schools, graduating from Homestead High School in 1978. An avid horsewoman, Diane began a professional career...
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Gwendolyn J. Kaag

January 26, 2016

Gwendolyn J. Kaag , 94, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Sage Bluff Nursing and Rehab in Fort Wayne. Born in Kokomo, IN, Gwendolyn was a graduate of South side High School in Ft. Wayne, IN. She is survived by her son. Preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Mary L. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue.
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Phyllis J. Wunderlich

January 25, 2016

Phyllis J. Wunderlich, 87 years of age of Fort Myers Beach, FL passed away on January 25, 2016. Phyllis is survived by two sons, Steven S. Wunderlich (Kris) and David L. Wunderlich (Paula), daughter-in-law Susan Wunderlich (Richard Wunderlich Jr.); nine grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Phyllis was also, preceded in death by her son, Richard T. Wunderlich...
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Kenneth M. Haughey

January 25, 2016

Kenneth M. Haughey, 95, passed away Monday, January 25, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Bloomington, IL, Kenneth was the owner of Hickman and Clark, Inc where he worked for 42 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, the Fort Wayne Elks, the Elks Golf Club, and was the past president of Glenwood Park Commons Association. Kenneth proudly served his country as a member...
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Kevin R. Rowden

January 22, 2016

Kevin R. Rowden, 67, passed away Friday, January 22, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Iowa City, IA, Kevin worked as a Firefighter with FWFD for 25 years, retiring in 1996. Surviving are his mother, Mildred Rowden; daughter, Heather Rowden of FTW, IN; brother, Stephen (Cindy) Rowden of Lambertville, MI; Susan (Phil) Younger of Wautoma, WI; grandchildren, Olivia (Johnathan Niemeyer) Rowden, Victoria...
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Donald Paul Kuehner

January 22, 2016

Donald Paul Kuehner, 67, passed away Friday, January 22, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Donald was a Construction Worker with Harold McComb & Sons for over 20 years, retiring in 1990. Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Marie Kuehner; daughter, Patricia Marie Kuehner; and son, Michael Paul Kuehner; grandchildren, Michael Paul Jr. and Kayla Marie Kuehner, and Bobbie, Destiny, and Devon...
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Colleen M. Myers

January 21, 2016

Colleen M Myers, 56, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2016 at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Colleen worked as a pharmaceutical sales rep with Bristol Myers-Squibb. She enjoyed traveling, baseball games and concerts. Surviving are her husband David Myers; mother, Helen Doyle of Fort Wayne, IN; sisters, Maureen Bryan of San Diego, CA and Patrice ...
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Carolyn Allen

January 21, 2016

Carolyn Allen, 67, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2016. Surviving are her mother, Maxine Drusch of MO; sons, Scott (Missi) Allen of Fort Wayne and Robert Allen of St Louis, MO; granddaughter, Piper Farmer; brothers, Wayne (Virginia) Drusch; sister, Barbara (Dale) Medeiros; 2 nieces; and 2 nephews. Memorial Service is at 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 30, 2016 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park...
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Carolyn Allen

January 21, 2016

Carolyn Allen , 67, passed away January 21, 2016. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Warren Norman Wilbert

February 23, 1927 - January 20, 2016

Dr. Warren Norman Wilbert, 88, of Fort Wayne, IN, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at Harbour Assisted Living, Fort Wayne. Born on February 23, 1927, in Kohler, WI, he was the son of the late Norman and Elizabeth (Born) Wilbert. Warren was raised in Kohler, WI, and attended Kohler Public Schools; Concordia Lutheran Prep School (now CUW), Milwaukee, WI; Concordia Seminary, St....
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Amanda (Ami) R. Garbacz

January 18, 2016

Amanda "Ami" R. Garbacz, 42, passed away January 18, 2016. Surviving are her husband, Jake Garbacz; children: Keira Thammavong and Michael Gilmore; granddaughter, Alice Becker; all of Fort Wayne; mother, Norma (Rich) D'Angelo of Lakeville, IN; brother, Rob Rice; and sisters, Meredith (Alex) Peyser of Germany and Shelly (Randy) Bledsoe of Fort Wayne. Ami was preceded in death by her infant son,...
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Elsie M. Malcolm

January 18, 2016

Elsie M. Malcolm, 90, passed away Monday, January 18, 2016 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Marquette, MI, Elsie was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who enjoyed traveling and camping in the past. Surviving are her sons, Kevin Malcolm of Fort Wayne and Robert (Laura) Malcolm II of Canton, MI; grandchildren: Andrew (Kelly Sortino), Douglas, Daniel,...
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Ellen Camp Gingrich

January 17, 2016

Rev. Ellen Camp Gingrich, 88, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016, at Signature Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Ypsilanti, MI, Ellen earned her BS from Michigan State University in secondary education, her associates degree to be a RN from Purdue University, and later became consecrated as a Diaconal United Methodist Minister in the 1980's. She served as an associate pastor at Crescent...
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Ralph E. Heiser

January 16, 2016

Ralph E. Heiser, 84, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016 at DeKalb Health in Auburn. Born in Hoagland, IN, Ralph enlisted in the Army on June 28, 1948 during the Korean War. For his service he received the Purple Heart, 3 Bronze Stars, and numerous other recognitions. He was a member of the American Legion Post 97, Legion Riders Chapter 97, VFW, DAV, and was a past Master of the Concord...
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Carol J. Van Horn

January 14, 2016

Carol J. Van Horn, 84, passed away surrounded by her family on Thursday, January 14, 2016. She was a loving mother, a best friend, and a lifelong inspiration. Born in Fort Wayne, Carol was a 1950 graduate of North Side High School and married Richard Van Horn in 1953. They had 4 children, Michael, Joseph, Christine, and Julie; and 6 grandchildren. Carol was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Paul H. Miller

October 3, 1916 - January 13, 2016

Fr. Paul H. Miller , 99, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. He was born in Huntington, In October 3, 1916 to the late Ira O. and Mary (McNulty) Miller. He was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Legion of Mary; Knights of Columbus and served on the Diocesan Liturgical Committee. He attended St. Mary School in...
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Jerre Francis Harding, Jr.

January 12, 2016

Jerre Francis Harding, Jr., 43, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Surviving are his parents, Jerre F. Sr. and Susan Harding of Fort Wayne; sons, Marion Richard Harding of Fort Wayne and Jeremiah Harding of Grabill; daughter, Abigail Harding of Grabill; and sister, Linda Stuckey of Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Lawrence Schnurr to assist with funeral expenses.
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Cain Thomas Franklin

January 10, 2016

Infant Cain Thomas Franklin ,passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016. He is survived by his parents Joseph Michael and Jessica Lynn Franklin; sister, Tessa; brother, Benjamin, grandparents, Mike and Cathie Franklin; Bob and Lori Mapes; great-grandmother, Judy Mapes; great-grandfather, Larry Romanowski; uncle, Zach (Becky) Mapes; aunts, Michele (Steve) Tuoto; Melissa (Tony) Philebaum.
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Patricia A. Warnock

January 10, 2016

Patricia A. Warnock, 86, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016 at Ossian Health Care in Ossian. Born in Richmond, IN, Surviving are daughter, Marcy Malloris of Fort Wayne, IN; sons, Steven Malloris of Fort Wayne, IN and Gregory A. Warnock of Fort Defiance, VA; 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents Clemet S. and G. Mildred Parks, husband,...
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Victor Thomas Ceresa

January 10, 2016

Victor Thomas Ceresa, 88, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed into the arms of our Lord at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home Sunday, January 10, 2016. Surviving are his two sons, Allen (Rhonda) Ceresa, Jeffery (Barbara) Ceresa, daughter Cynthia (Mark) Chappuis, brothers Peter of Peru, IL, Leroy of Phoenix, AZ, six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years,...
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Stephen Elmer

January 6, 2016

Stephen Elmer, 72, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Stephen was preceded in death by father, John George Elmer and mother, Betty Jane McNally. Service is 10:30 am, Thursday, January 14, 2016 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave with calling 1hr prior. Calling also on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 at the...
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Joan M. (Busching) Settle

January 6, 2016

Joan M. (Busching) Settle, 85, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, Shane (Cynthia) Settle of Fort Wayne, daughters, Randi Ginder, Tara (David) Evans both of Fort Wayne, 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Fredrick and Cecil Busching; husband, John M. Settle; siblings, Gene and Robert Busching, William...
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Elizabeth A. Sinclair

January 5, 2016

Elizabeth A Sinclair , 28, passed away January 5, 2016. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Elsa Dora De la Guardia

January 5, 2016

Elsa Dora De la Guardia, 91, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Baire Oriente, Cuba, Elsa immigrated to America in 1966. She was a wonderful and caring mother and grandmother. She enjoyed knitting, crochet, cooking, and gardening. She loved spending time taking care of her family. Surviving are her son, Cesar De la Guardia of Fort Wayne...
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Miriam (Mimi) Shaw Strong

January 5, 2016

Miriam Shaw Strong, "Mimi", was born in April 11, 1920 in Bryn Mawr, PA, and passed away on January 5, 2016. During WWII Mimi worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad while her husband, James B. Strong, served in Europe as a captain in the army. Mimi was an exceptional artist with an exceptional charm. She is survived by her son, James T. Strong of Fort Wayne; daughter, Sallie Strong of Pacific...
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Harold Fischer

February 14, 1919 - January 4, 2016

Harold Fischer 96 years walked through the gates of heaven on Monday January 4, 2016. Born in Homewood, IL. on February 14, 1919 to Gustav and Caroline (Shultz) Fischer. Harold worked part time at Montgomery Ward during his high school years and graduated from Blue Island, high school. He married his high school sweetheart Eleanor (Schick). He was drafted into the army shortly after. He served 4...
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Arlene M. Foux

January 3, 2016

Arlene M. Foux, 95, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2016. Surviving are her daughter, Patricia Kintigh of Fort Wayne, IN; granddaughter, Catherine Musto of Columbia City, IN; and great-grandsons, Joshua Howard and Zachariah Howard. Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, John Foux, parents Levi and Sophia Pabst, and brother, Lawrence Pabst. Memorials may be made to the Allen County SPCA or...
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Jerry Monhollen

January 3, 2016

Jerry Monhollen, 91, passed away January 3, 2016. Surviving are his daughter, Gerry Lee (Clay) Herendeen; grandchildren Tina (James) Szymanski, Tammy (Greg) Beard Steven Bowers, Katrina Richards, Suzy (James) Coffee, Donald Richards, Michelle (Kenny) Richart, Byran Bowers, Lucinda ( Adam) Deutchman, 25 great-grandchild, 9 great great grandchildren. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents;...
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Margaret (Peggy) Ottilia (Burdick) LeClear

January 2, 2016

Margaret "Peggy" Ottilia (Burdick) LeClear, 51, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Saturday, January 2, 2016 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Battle Creek , MI, Peggy was the office manager at Cyr & Cyr Insurance for the past 27 years. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Peggy loved being on the beach, spending time with her friends and family, and...
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John Charles Ramsey

January 1, 2016

John Charles Ramsey , 73, passed away Friday, January 1, 2016. Surviving are his wife, Rosemary Ramsey of Woodburn, IN; daughter, Rita (Kenny) Burnett of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Jamie Deal of Boca Raton, FL; daughters, Catherine Sibert and Michelle (Bernard Denko) Beck both of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Jessica (Brian Betz) Beck of Long Beach, CA, Nichole Beck, Robert Sibert, Jr., Samantha...
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M. Ramona (Scribner) Stier

January 1, 2016

M. Ramona (Scribner) Stier, 85, passed away Friday, January 1, 2016 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her children Dennis L. (Cindy) Stier of Belleview, FL; Dominic T. (Jane) Stier of Monroeville, IN; Dawn L. (Johnny) Martz of New Haven, IN; sister Patricia Young of Coat, AK; 27 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren, one great great-granddaughter and two on the way....
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Bryan J. Whetsel

December 31, 2015

Bryan J. Whetsel , 60, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Bryan J. Whetsel , 60, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. He was a US Army Veteran and had worked at Raytheon in Fort Wayne, In for several years. Surviving are his daughter, Corinne (Kyle) Buenger; son, Colin Whetsel brother, William; sister, Belinda (Michael) Cronin. ...
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Ruby A. Gardner

December 31, 2015

Ruby A. Gardner, 83, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Rome, GA, Ruby worked as an executive secretary and administrative assistant for the VP of Engineering at Cordis Corporation for 15 years, retiring in 1995. Ruby enjoyed gardening, antiquing, and watching wild birds. She was a very talented cook and seamstress. Surviving are her husband, Robert...
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Mark W. Brinkert

December 30, 2015

Mark W. Brinkert, 54, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2015. Surviving are his wife, Yolanda Brinkert; his children, Phillip (Crystal) Brinkert; Bethany Sumners; Danielle Brinkert; grandson, Darrel Sumners; sisters, Mary (Todd) Boshers; and Karen (Mike) Kragt; niece, Angelica Boshers; step-sons, Jerod Hyden; and Benjamin (Kayla) Hyden; and 5 step-grandchildren. Mark was preceded...
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Ruth Alice (Holthouse) O'Dowd

December 29, 2015

RUTH ALICE O'DOWD (HOLTHOUSE), 86, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at her home. Ruth was born in Decatur, Indiana, on February 23, 1929, the daughter of Arthur R. Holthouse and Fay Hamill Holthouse. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers James Holthouse (Marilyn) and Daniel Holthouse (Martha). Ruth (known to loved ones as Ruthie) attended St. Joseph Catholic Elementary...
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Billy J. (Bill) Garr

December 29, 2015

Billy J. "Bill" Garr , 86, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Royal Center , IN, Bill was a car salesman for the past 59 years, which included his own car lot, Rice Oldsmobile, 33 years with Collins Oldsmobile. After retirement in 2000, Bill was a salesman for Rodenbeck Motors, and was working for Car Smart at the time of his passing. Bill enjoyed...
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Ida D. Finkelshteyn

December 29, 2015

Ida D. Finkelshteyn, 88, passed away December 29, 2015. Surviving are her step-daughter, Dora (Leonid) Itkin; step granddaughter, Irina Itkin; step great granddaughter, Alexandra; sister, Mina; nieces, Larisa and Maria; sister in law, Lena . Ida was preceded in death by her husband, Leonid Finkelshteyn. Cemetery Service is 3:00 pm, Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at Lindenwood Cemetery, 2324...
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Mike Morimanno

December 28, 2015

Bishop Mike Morimanno, 83, passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, December 28, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Hughes, WV, he was the son of the late Rocco and Mary Morimanno. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. After discharge, he returned to Fort Wayne where he met and married his wife of 60 years, Ronda. He worked at Fruehauf until he left to go full...
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Roger E. Morgan

December 27, 2015

Roger E. Morgan, 65, passed away December 27, 2015 at his home, surrounded by family and friends. Roger is survived by his wife, Connie Morgan; daughter, Teshlan (Jay) Johnson; step-daughters, Heather Nix and Jennifer Nix; sisters, Ann Travis, Sue (Tom) Barrow, and Cindy (Mike) Deventer; brother, Rodney (Christine) Morgan; grandchildren Lea, Ty, Dominick, Christian, Cierra, Gavin, Noah, and...
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Dorothy L. Fischer

December 26, 2015

Dorothy L. Fischer, 85, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2015. Born in Memphis, TN, Dorothy worked in the food industry for many years. She was a member of Unity of Fort Wayne Spiritual Center and The Card Group. Dorothy enjoyed crafts, crocheting, bowling, and golf. Surviving are her sons, Mark Fischer of Churubusco, IN and Michael D. Cruse of Houston, TX; grandchildren, PJ Cruse, Morgan ...
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Jack D. Botteron

December 25, 2015

Jack D. Botteron, 83, passed away Friday, December 25, 2015 at his home in New Haven. Surviving are his wife, Faye A Botteron of New Haven; children: John (Maggie) Botteron of Fort Wayne, Jamie (Karen) Botteron of NY, Jeff (Katy) Botteron of Fort Wayne, Jack Botteron of Fort Wayne, Jeanne (Bill) Christman of Fort Wayne, and Heather (Jeff) Freimuth of Fort Wayne; 18 grandchildren; 5 great...
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Katharina (Betti) Berger

December 23, 2015

Katharina "Betti" Berger , 76, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2015. Katharina loved to garden, drink coffee, eat desserts, and spend time with her family and beloved dog, Daisy. Surviving are sons, Mark Berger of Wellington, FL; Brian Berger of Wellington, FL; daughter, Rene (John) Saco of Auburndale, FL and two grandchildren Sabrina and Josef Saco of Auburndale, FL. Katharina was...
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Ronald (Jim) Finkhouse

December 22, 2015

Ronald "Jim" Finkhouse, 86, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Jim was a proud North Side Redskin graduate. Jim was a Korean War Army Veteran. He worked with Culligan for 17 years, before working as the facilities manager at Phillips Consumer Electronics in Knoxville, TN for 24 years before retiring in 1993. He was a founding member of...
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Marsha K. George

December 22, 2015

Marsha K. George, 66, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Decatur, IL, Marsha worked as a Woman's Advocate with YWCA Battered Woman's Shelter for 9 years. Surviving are her children, Brandy Zuniga; and Matthew George of Fort Wayne; 4 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Marsha was preceded in death by her father, Leroy Ritzel; mother, Nadine Hamilton; and...
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Robert E. Heimann

December 21, 2015

Robert E. Heimann, 90, passed away Monday, December 21, 2015 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Decatur, Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Following his military service he married Joan, the love of his life, in 1950. Later he worked as a Traffic Manager with Central Soya Corp for 37 years, retiring in 1985. He was an active member at St. Henry's Catholic Church...
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Leighton Oliver Alain Miller

December 20, 2015

Infant Leighton Oliver Alain Miller passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his father Doug Miller, mother Sasha Harness, sisters, Morgan and Kaitlain Miller, brother Dominick Miller; grandparents, Jesse (Joyce) Miller, Lee (Lulu) Fraley, and Larry (Pam) Paulen. D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home is handling...
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Anthony Schindler

December 17, 2015

Anthony Schindler, 52, passed away Thursday, December 17, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Decatur, Ind., Anthony attended Heritage HS and was an MP in the US Army for seven years. He worked as a heavy equipment operator with Specialties Company LLC and Local 103. He was very patriotic and well versed in politics and would be glad to share his views with anyone that would listen. He did...
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Harold T. (Tom) Reichard

December 16, 2015

Harold T. "Tom" Reichard, 82, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Kendallville, IN, Harold worked as a Shop Foreman with Nob Brick and Fireplaces until his retirement in 1999. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Ellen Reichard; children: Michael (Melissa) Reichard, Tamara (Yasser Gamal) Reichard, and Jeffrey (Christina) Reichard, all of Fort Wayne;...
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Emma Virginia Massey

December 15, 2015

Emma Virginia Massey, 94, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015. Surviving are her daughter, Barbara Massey of Fort Wayne; grandchildren: Alfred Escobosa, Richard (Rose) Michaels, Amy (Brenn) Beck, Molly (fiance Corey Cochran) Callison, and Andrew Callison; and 7 great grandchildren. Emma was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Ray Massey; parents, Robert H. and Helen Crompton; daughter,...
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Alice L. Denny

December 12, 2015

Alice L. Denny, 98, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2015 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Alice worked for many years, retiring in 1983. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and Rosary Sodality. Surviving are her daughter, Anita (Alfred) May; grandchildren, Elise (Brent) Saalfrank, Julie (Jim) Kyler and Becky (Dan) Morken all of Fort Wayne; eleven great...
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Lowell D. Wheeler

December 11, 2015

Lowell D. Wheeler, 67, passed away Friday, December 11, 2015 at his home in Florida. Born in Hudson, MI and living in New Haven, IN the past 30 years, Lowell worked as a Railroad Carman with Norfolk Southern Railroad for over 40 years. He served as an officer with Brotherhood of Railway Carmen and Transportation Communication Union for over 20 years. Surviving are his wife, Betty Jo(Berberick...
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Marvin R. Hendrickson

December 11, 2015

Marvin R. Hendrickson , 71, passed away Friday, December 11, 2015. Surviving are his son, Tim (Veira) Hendrickson of Fort Wayne, IN daughter, Trenda (Rick) Werst of PA: daughter, Tressa (Jim) Breeden of WA; 7 grandchildren and a great-grandson, sister, Lauren (Bill) Elwell of MI. Marvin was preceded in death by his wife Lynn, parents Wendall and Dorothy Hendrickson, brother Oliver...
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Robert (Bob) Liehr

December 11, 2015

Robert "Bob" Liehr died December 11, 2015, age 89 as a devoted family man. He was born in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia in 1926. Bob lived in Pittsburgh, PA for 30 years where he was employed by Reliance Life Insurance Company. He served in the Army Air Force in WWII. Bob and his family moved to Fort Wayne in 1956 to work for Lincoln National Life Insurance Company from which he retired after...
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Carolyn (Sue) Hardesty Bohanna

December 10, 2015

Carolyn "Sue" Hardesty Bohanna, 80, passed away Thursday, December 10, 2015 at Covington Manor Nursing Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Lebanon, IN, Carolyn was a Realtor since 1977, last affiliated with Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber, retiring in 2006. She was a lifetime member of the Fort Wayne Area Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors and Indiana Association of Realtors...
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Mark Carlton Slagle

December 10, 2015

Mark Carlton Slagle, 67, passed away Thursday, December 10, 2015 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Mark worked as a LPN with Woodview Health Care for 28 years. He enjoyed collecting antiques, gardening and biking the river greenway. Surviving are his life partner for over 30 years, Ronald E. Lee of Fort Wayne, IN; cousin, Greg Beauchamp of Kendallville, IN. Mark was preceded in death by his...
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Steve E. DeGrandchamp

December 10, 2015

Steve E. DeGrandchamp, 63, passed away Thursday, December 10, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his mother, Helen Marie DeGrandchamp; his siblings, Michael (Mary) DeGrandchamp; Gary DeGrandchamp; Mark (Sherry ) DeGrandchamp; Jon DeGrandchamp; Ann DeGrandchamp; Vicki (Scott) DeGrandchamp- Huff; and Nancy DeGrandchamp; nieces and nephews, Alex; Freddy; Robby; Jodie; Bethany; ...
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Jack Allen Guthrie

December 10, 2015

Jack Allen Guthrie, age 79, passed away Thursday, December 10, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Wabash, IN, Jack graduated from Central High School in 1954. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Indiana University in 1962, and later completed his Master's degree in Elementary Education from St. Francis University. Jack enjoyed working as a teacher in the Fort Wayne Community Schools for 25 years. ...
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Geraldine (Jerry) Nusbaum

December 10, 2015

Geraldine "Jerry" Nusbaum, 94, passed away Thursday, December 10, 2015 at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne Jerry worked as a secretary with Custom Carpet Service for over 13 years, retiring in 1976. She was a former member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, an avid gardener, and enjoyed cooking for her family. Surviving are her daughters, Debby (Rich) Beckman of Fort Wayne and...
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Trevell Long, Jr.

December 7, 2015

Infant, Trevell Long Jr., passed away December 7, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his parents Jazzmynn Outlaw and Trevell Long and sister Ah'ziya Long. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Anita M. DeLaBarre

December 7, 2015

Anita M. DeLaBarre, 73, passed away Monday, December 7, 2015. children Lorri (Joseph) Graves; JoAnn ( "Yo") Wilcoxon; Lee C. (Debbie) DeLaBarre; Anita M. (Jeff) Krider; Bryon C. (Julie) DeLaBarre; 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, brother, Nels O. Koski, sister, Sonja M. Alderson both of Seattle, WA. Anita was preceded in death by her parents Olaf D. a and Mardelle Koski, brother,...
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Hallie M. Moffett

December 7, 2015

Hallie M. Moffett, 92, passed away December 7, 2015 at home. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Mark Howard Johnson

December 7, 2015

Mark Howard Johnson, 42, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, December 7, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Mark was a graduate of Bishop Dwenger High School and Purdue University. He worked as a Physical Therapy Assistant with Turnstone Center. Mark was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church, enjoyed camping at Jellystone...
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Mary Theresa Kerwin

December 6, 2015

Mary Theresa Kerwin, 79, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2015 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Born in New York, NY, Mary was a compassionate and dedicated educator having taught for 27 years at Glenwood Park Elementary School, retiring in 1999. Post-retirement, Mary thoroughly enjoyed working part-time at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art for over 10 years, and was fondly known...
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Patricia A. Wetzel

December 4, 2015

Patricia A. Wetzel, 77, passed away Friday, December 4, 2015. Surviving are her daughters, Christina (Scott) Koenig and Kimberly (Jeremy) Coats; granchildren, Kyle and Julie Koenig, Kassondra and Josh Moon, Gretchen Wetzel and Hannah Felger, Jackson, Tyler and Caleb Coats; great grandchildren, London, Kayden, Macie Moon and Masyn and Natalie Koenig; brother Larry (Rana) Fedor. Patricia...
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Chandler L. Love

December 4, 2015

Infant, Chandler L. Love , passed away December 4, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his mother, Amanda Martinez and father, Scott Love . Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Angelo J. Buanno, Jr.

December 3, 2015

Angelo J. Buanno, Jr. 74, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2015. He was the co-owner of Buanno Liquor Package Store for over 40 years and later worked at Gay's Party Store in Angola, IN. Surviving are his sister Rosalie Gardner of CA.; 4 nieces and 5 nephews . Angelo was preceded in death by his parents, Angelo J. and Alda Buanno, Sr., Private Services were held with burial in Catholic...
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C. David Coil

December 3, 2015

C. David Coil, 91, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, David worked as a civil engineer and was the co-owner of Coil & Dickmeyer & Associates for 25 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, American Legion Post #82, and the Kiwanis. David served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during WWII. ...
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Homer (Kip) T. Kipling

December 2, 2015

Homer "Kip" T. Kipling, 89, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville, IN. Born in Colchester, IL, Kip was a WWII US Navy Veteran and a graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in Engineering Physics. He married Charlotte Klossing in September 1947 and they moved to Ft. Wayne in 1950 where they remained until moving to Noblesville in 2013 to be...
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Lura (Laura) M. Benya

December 2, 2015

Lura "Laura" M. Benya, 102, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Ashton Creek Health and Rehab in Ft. Wayne. Born in Sauk Rapids, MN, Laura worked as a Candy Maker with Wayne Candies for 21 years, retiring in 1971. She was a 90 year member of Plymouth Congregational Church and Legion Post 499. Surviving are her son, Jim Benya of Fort Wayne, IN, grandchildren, many great grandchildren...
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Jeanne J. Kelly

December 2, 2015

Jeanne J. Kelly, 93, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Jeanne loved serving her family as a homemaker, she will be remembered for being a wonderful cook, and especially for her holiday meals. She previously worked for General Electric. Jeanne was a member of St. Louis Besancon Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Fort Wayne's Women's Club,...
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Edna Werling

November 29, 2015

Edna Werling, 100, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015 in Bend, OR. Service is 11:00 am, January 13, 2016 at Concordia Cemetery Gardens Chapel, 5365 Lake Ave with calling 1hr prior. Burial will follow in Concordia Cemetery Gardens. To view the online obituary, go to www.mccombandsons.com.
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Patricia A. Oberlin

November 3, 1937 - November 28, 2015

Patricia A. Oberlin, 78, passed away Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Cape Coral Hospital in Ft Myers. Born in Hamilton, IN, Patricia loved serving her family as a homemaker. She was a member of the Auxiliary Legion Post 296. Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Chuck Oberlin of Fort Wayne; son, Doug (Diane) Oberlin of Fort Wayne; and 2 grandchildren, Trisha (Gene) Niemann and Katherine...
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Gretchen C. Zahrt

November 28, 2015

Gretchen C. Zahrt, 98, passed away Saturday, November 28, 2015. Surviving are her sons, Robert M. Zahrt of Fort Wayne, IN and Joseph E. (Judy) Zahrt of Uniondale, IN; daughter, Karen A. (Denny) Reed of Fort Wayne, IN; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Gretchen was preceded in death by her husband Robert Zahrt, brother, Robert Bremerkamp and sister, Ruth Buckman. Memorials may be...
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S. Mark Ryan

November 27, 2015

S. Mark Ryan, 56, passed away Friday, November 27, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Mark worked as a deck builder with Simply Decks & Stuff and most recently as a machinist with Hook Industrial Sales. He was a fan of Nascar Racing, and the Chicago Bears. Mark enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, cast iron cooking, and wood working. Surviving are his wife, RaeJean Ryan; daughters,...
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Zariah Marie Elkins-Steger

November 26, 2015

Infant Zariah Marie Elkins-Steger, passed away November 26, 2015 in Fort Wayne. She is survived by her mother, Veronica Elkins and father, Zach Steger. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Pamela J. Marker

November 24, 2015

Pamela J. Marker, 54, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, Jeremy Conley; daughter, Rachel Conley; grandson, Devion William Conley, all of Fort Wayne; and sisters, Carol (Tom) Lichsinnn of Fort Wayne, and Karen Luce of Decatur, IN. Pamela was preceded in death by her parents, William Boyd and Wilma Jean Conley; and brother, Russell Conley...
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Caleb S. Bodie

November 24, 2015

Caleb S. Bodie, 34, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his daughter Lillian Grace Bodie, mother, Linda Jackson, brothers, Cody Geise, Nicholas Jackson, and sister, Kathryn Jackson. Private Family Services. D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
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Jerry D. Thomas

November 24, 2015

Jerry D.Thomas, 73, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Derby, IN, Jerry worked as a Truck Driver with ANR Advance for 30 years, retiring in 2000. He enjoyed gardening and spending time outdoors and was the best grandpa in the world. He also volunteered for Little League baseball, and did not know a stranger. He leaves behind to cherish his...
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James Beavers

November 23, 2015

James Beavers , 74, passed away Monday, November 23, 2015 in Fort Wayne. He was a US Army Vietnam War Veteran. He has no surviving family. Funeral Service is 2:00 pm, December 17, 2015 at - D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with calling from noon until service time. Burial in Riverview Cemetery, Churubusco, Indiana with military honors.
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Shepard (Shep) A. Weinswig

November 23, 2015

Shepard "Shep" A. Weinswig, 79, passed away on Monday, November 23, 2015. Survivors include his wife Lorraine; his daughter, Deborah Weinswig and her husband Maxwell Kahn; his son, Mark Weinswig and his wife ZsuZsi Hamburger; Mr. Paddy his 16 year old Bichon Frise; 4 grandchildren Ezra, Zahava, Ryan and Evan; 3 sisters, Susan Philips; Leslie Greenberg; Ilise Rubinow; as well as many nieces,...
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Rose Mary I. Peterink

November 22, 2015

Rose Mary I. Peterink, 94, died peacefully Sunday, November 22, 2015 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne. She is survived by daughters Marilyn "Lou" Garner of Cocolalla, ID and Gloria Ann Peterink of Fort Wayne, and son, John Paul Peterink and his fiance Lisa Llewellyn of Milford, IN; granddaughter, Jennifer Bincarowsky and spouse Steve Bincarowsky; and great-granddaughter, Brianna...
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Steven Karl Cebalt

November 21, 2015

Steven Karl Cebalt, 55, passed away Saturday, November 21, 2015 at home in Fort Wayne. Born September 2, 1960 in Detroit, MI, Steven was a U S Air Force veteran and the owner of Highview Advertising. He devoted his life's work to providing marketing and PR services to local non profit organizations. We love you eternally, "for life's not a paragraph, and death, I think, is no parenthesis."...
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Hazel Mae Armstead

November 21, 2015

Hazel Mae Armstead, 56, passed away Saturday, November 21, 2015, in Fort Wayne. Born in Quicksburg, W.Va., Hazel loved serving her family as a homemaker. She will be remembered for the love and care she showed her children and grandchildren. Surviving are her son, Toby Eugene (Carrie) Armstead of Fort Wayne; daughter, Crystal Lynn Rauch of Yoder, Ind.; five grandchildren, Jasmine, Jeremiah,...
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Beth Ann Stevens

November 20, 2015

Beth Ann Stevens, 74, passed away Friday, November 20, 2015 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Prestonsburg, KY, Beth was a homemaker, wife, and mother. She was also very career-driven, and was the owner and stylist of a successful salon called Flairport in Wabash, In. After many years of success as a business owner, Beth returned to school to obtain her Masters degree in nursing. She continued...
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Arthur L. Gernhardt

November 1, 1932 - November 20, 2015

Arthur L. Gernhardt, 83, went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, November 20, 2015 at Glenbrook Rehab Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Woodburn, Indiana, Arthur was a Korean War Army Veteran. He worked for the Zollner Corporation for 44 years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of Highland Bethel Evangelical Mennonite Church, Antique Tractor Club, Allen County Sheriff's Reserves, Kekionga Long...
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