Our Obituaries

Rose E. Edsall

December 18, 2014

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

December 18, 2014

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

December 18, 2014

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

December 17, 2014

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

December 17, 2014

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

December 17, 2014

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

December 16, 2014

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

December 15, 2014

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

December 15, 2014

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

December 15, 2014

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

December 15, 2014

Robert J. "Bob" McCoy, 72, passed away suddenly, Monday, December 15, 2014, at his home in Fort Wayne, surrounded by his loving family, after a long battle with bone cancer. Born in Ft. Wayne, Robert graduated from North Side HS 1961 and earned his MBA from ITT. He served honorably in the US Army as well at the National Security Agency. He had a distinguished career in the logistic industry and...
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Robert L. Traub

August 23, 1913 - December 13, 2014

Father Robert L. Traub passed away on December 13, 2014 at St. Ann's Retirement Center, Fort Wayne, where he had been in residence. He was born in Muncie, IN, on August 23, 1913 to Adam and Ann Traub. Fr. Traub was the oldest of nine, with five brothers and three sisters. Father Traub attended St. Lawrence School, Muncie, and Columbia College, Dubuque, Iowa. He enrolled at St. Meinrad Seminary,...
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Dwight C. Bridges

December 12, 2014

Dwight C. Bridges, 89, passed away Friday, December 12, 2014 at Park Place Senior Living in Ft. Wayne. Born in Yoder, IN, Dwight worked as a Grocer with Roger's Markets for 35 years, retiring in 1989. He was U S Army WW II veteran and a member of Grace Point Church of the Nazarene. He enjoyed collecting fossils and stones for over 70 years and donated them to the local schools. Surviving are...
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Alice Louise Parrot

December 12, 2014

Alice Louise Parrot, 101, passed away Friday, December 12, 2014 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Alice and her husband owned the Parrot Packing Company Inc. for many years. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and enjoyed playing cards and fishing. Surviving are her son, Stephen J. (Marilyn L) Parrot of Fremont, IN; daughter,...
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Cathy L. Katt

December 11, 2014

Cathy L. Katt, 60, passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Cathy loved to serve her family as a homemaker. She was an active member of The Cross Church. Surviving are her husband, Randy Katt of Fort Wayne; son, Jeff (Karen) Caldwell of Fort Wayne; son, Joshua (Kayleigh) Katt of Gulfport, MS; son, Jon-Michael (Kaitlyn) Katt of Cincinnati, OH; and 7 grandchildren....
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Marilyn E. Savage

December 10, 2014

Marilyn E. Savage, 41, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Marilyn graduated from Harding High School. Later she worked for Custom Mattress for 3 years. She was a loving mother, sister, and daughter who enjoyed cooking and traveling. She will also be remembered for having a great sense of humor. Surviving are her mother,...
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Freda M. Kugler

December 8, 2014

Freda M. Kugler, 95, passed away December 8, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her sons: James (Betty) Biggs and Thomas "Art" (JoAnn) Biggs, step-sons: Malen P. (Marie) Kugler and Ralph (Kim) Kugler, Jr.,; 17 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; many great great grandchildren; and dog, Abby. Freda was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Kugler; sons: Jack and Larry Biggs; great great...
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Mehmedija Kikic

December 8, 2014

Mehmedija Kikic, 73, passed away December 8, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Paul R. Bueter

December 7, 2014

Fr. Paul R. Bueter, 81, died Sunday, December 7, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Fr. Paul was a Catholic Priest with the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend for 55 years. Fr. Paul was a 1951 graduate of Marmion Academy and thereafter entered into studies for the priesthood. After graduating from St Mary's Seminary in 1959, he was ordained to the priesthood at the Cathedral of the...
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Miriam Guadalupe Jimenez

December 6, 2014

Miriam Guadalupe Jimenez, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2014, at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her parents, Gustavo and Maria (Colin) Jimenez of Fort Wayne. Miriam was preceded in death by brother, Nathaniel Jimenez. Mass of Christian Burial is 1:00 pm, Friday, December 12, 2014, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 2120 S. Harrison with Fr. Fernando Jimenez officiating. ...
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John F. Maher

December 6, 2014

John F. Maher, 91, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2014, at his residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Marion, John was a WW II US Navy veteran and was a specifications interpreter with International Harvester for 34 years, retiring in 1976. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Senior Bowling League, American Legion Post #241 and he sang in the Cathedral choir for over 30yrs....
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Bryson A. Robinson

December 5, 2014

Bryson A Robinson, passed away December 5, 2014 at home. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Elizabeth "Bette" (McDonald) Johnston

December 4, 2014

Elizabeth "Bette" (McDonald) Johnston, 94, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014 at The Towne House Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN. Bette graduated from North Side HS in 1938 and received her Bachelor's and Master's in education from Indiana University where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority. Bette was a teacher with the Ft....
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Mary Elnore McDonald

December 4, 2014

Mary Elnore McDonald, 89, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Lawrenceburg, TN, Mary enjoyed working as a home seamstress. She was a member of Come 2 Go Ministries, an avid reader, and loved baking for her family. Surviving are her daughters, Jo Adair, Margaret (Mike) McConkey, and Kay (Rick) Schory, all of Fort Wayne; son, David (Sandra) McDonald of New Town, PA;...
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Lois M. Butcher

December 4, 2014

Lois M. Butcher, 75, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Lima, OH, Lois was a teacher with Southwest Allen County School Corporation for 33 years, and later worked with St. John Evangelical Lutheran School. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, a consultant for Workshop Way; and enjoyed clogging at the Johnny Appleseed Festival. Surviving are her husband,...
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Daniel L. Fanger

December 2, 2014

Daniel L. Fanger , 55, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, December 2, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, He was a graduate of Bishop Dwenger High School. Dan worked as a radio tech with the U S Coast Guard, serving our country for 21 years. He also enjoyed fishing. Surviving are his father, James L. Fanger of Fort Wayne, IN; brothers, James R. Fanger, Scott (Pim) Fanger and Jeff ...
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Sandra L. Novak

December 1, 2014

Sandra L. Novak , 73, passed away December 1, 2014. She enjoyed crafts and painting and loved spending time with her family. Surviving are her son, John A (Kim) Novak; daughter, Donette (Jim) Braun; grandchildren, Nicole Kidwell; Hallie Novak; Nick (Tasha) Braun; Sommer Braun; and Morgan Braun; great grandchildren, Parker and Alexis Kidwell and Adalyn and Rylan Braun. Sandra was...
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Jean Lorain Krebs

November 30, 2014

Jean Lorain Krebs, 82, passed away unexpectedly surrounded by her family, Sunday, November 30, 2014. Surviving are her son, Robert Stroman, Jr.; daughter, Penny Stroman; granddaughters, Rebecca Riggs; Amy Thomas; Charity Catania; grandson, Chris Stroman; and ten great-grandchildren. Jean was preceded in death by husband. William Krebs; son, Larry Stroman; daughter, Kathy Krebs; grandson, Randy...
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Eugene J. Foti

November 27, 2014

Eugene J. Foti, 89, passed away Thursday, November 27, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his daughter, Stephanie (Rod) Griggs of Churubusco, IN; daughter, Andrea (Peter) Woodruff of Norwalk, OH; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Pete Foti of Ledgewood, NJ; and his sister, Dr. D.L. Foti of Dublin, OH. Eugene was preceded in death by his wife Ethel R...
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Lillian L. Liggett

November 26, 2014

Lillian L. Liggett, 90, passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Born in Peru, IN, Lillian retired from G.T.E. and was a member of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, traveling and loved her family. Surviving are her daughter, Jane (Tom) Dunn of Fort Wayne; sister, Faye Shiffer of Springfield, IL; 4 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Lillian was preceded in death by her husband...
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Richelle L. Bodle

November 25, 2014

Richelle L. Bodle, 48, passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Surviving are her aunt, Eva Dunbar; grandfather, Curtis Troy "Papa" Barker; cousin, Michael Troy (Katie Marie) Kobryn; cousins, Stefen Lee, Noah Michael and Alex; aunt, Lucy Phillips; sister, Tracie Derbyshire; boyfriend, Michael Rubalcada; many other family and friends. Richelle was preceded in death by mother, Sharon Kay...
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Ismet Sakinovic

November 24, 2014

Ismet Sakinovic, 59, passed away Monday, November 24, 2014 at PRMC in Fort Wayne. Born in Bosnia, Ismet worked as a Craftsman with M&W Countertop for 17 years and was a member of the Bosnian Islamic Culture Center. He was a people person who loved to have cookouts with family and friends. Surviving are his wife, Ramiza; daughter, Dina; son, Edis (Jasmina); daughter, Tina, all of Fort Wayne;...
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Matthew L. Bobay

November 24, 2014

Matthew L Bobay, 49, passed away Monday, November 24, 2014 at home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Matt worked as a Engineer with Medtronic and was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife Jennifer; mother, Mary Ann Bobay of Fort Wayne, IN; children, Anthony, Joseph, Vincent, Dominic, Maria and Regina; sisters, Jeanne (Tim) Gish of Fort Wayne, IN, Ann (Joe)...
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Harold L. Andrews

November 23, 2014

Harold L. Andrews, 98, passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014. Surviving are his daughter, Kathleen R. (William) Freimuth; daughter, Sherrylea A. Suciu; 4 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Robert G. Schott; niece, Rosalie Buchwald; grand-niece, Elizabeth Buchwald. Harold was preceded in death by wife, JoeAnna Andrews; parents, Hobart and Ruby (Sautbine) Andrews; sister,...
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Marlene Ables

November 23, 2014

Marlene Ables, 71, passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN, Marlene graduated from South Side HS 1961. She was a Homemaker. Marlene was a member of Saturn Christian Church, VFW Post 1421 and the Ladies Auxiliary 40 8. Her hobbies included Nascar, Colts football. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made...
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Patricia A. (Pat) Hager

November 20, 2014

Patricia A. "Pat" Hager , 88, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014. Surviving are her son, Charles Hager; daughters, Cheryl (Doug) Johnson; Lynn (David) Knight; grandchildren, Joann (Jeff) Parrot; Jackie (Shawn) Bachelor; Jeremy (Lanessa) Didier; Jon Didier; Chad (Kelly) Middleton, Bryan (Crystal) Knight; Jeff Hager; Craig Hager; Jason (Beth) Hager; 21 great-grandchild, ; step...
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Jayden Javon Davis

November 19, 2014

Jayden Javon Davis, two months of age, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his mother, BreeAnna Hout; father, Javon Davis; brother, DaJour Jackson Jr.; sister, Bryleigh Davis; grandparents, Marsha and Bruce Riley; Joyce and Larry Hout and Rhonda Davis; great-grandmother, Beverly Davis; great-grandmother, Armella...
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Jayden Javon Davis

November 19, 2014

Jayden Javon Davis, 2 months, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his mother, BreeAnna Hout; father, Javon Davis; brother, DaJour Jackson Jr.; sister, Bryleigh Davis; grandparents, Marsha and Bruce Riley; Joyce and Larry Hout and Rhonda Davis; great-grandmother, Beverly Davis; great-grandmother, Armella Uhrick;...
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Rodney J. Andrews

November 19, 2014

Rodney J. Andrews , 67, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Surviving are his son, Thomas (Crystal) Andrews of Ft. Wayne, IN; daughters, Kathy (Anthony) Selking of Grabill, IN; Christy (Mike) Hendrickson of Stevensville, MI sisters,; Sara Thomas of OH; brother, Kenny Andrews, Doug Andrews, sisters Betty Andrews, Alice Barksdale, all of Ft. Wayne, IN; 7 grandchildren. Rodney was...
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Phyllis C. Mitchell

November 19, 2014

Phyllis C. Mitchell, 89, died Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at home. Surviving are her daughter, Sharon (Thomas) Fox of Fort Wayne, sons, Rev. David (Barbara) Mitchell of Fort Wayne, Paul (Mary) Mitchell of Grand Rapids, MI, eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, sister Nancy Heeman, and cousin, Marjorie Johnson. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband Rev. M. Richard Mitchell in...
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Kay Baker

November 17, 2014

Kay Baker , 71, passed away Monday, November 17, 2014 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Swindon, England, Kay had lived in Ft. Wayne for over 50 years. She was employed at Smurfit-Stone for 34 years and retired in 2008. Kay was a member of First Mennonite Church, She was an avid novel reader and enjoyed watching the Hallmark channel, but spending time with her family was her true passion. ...
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Scott Howard Vogan

November 16, 2014

Scott Howard Vogan, 33, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014. Born in Palos Heights, IL, Scott lived life to the fullest with a deep love of God and a strong love for his family. Surviving are his wife, Kristen Kaye Vogan; daughters, Kayela Paige Vogan, Natalee Margaret Vogan, Bridghid Howard Vogan; grandmother, Margaret A. Vogan; brother, Thomas Leiber; sister, Catherine Hilpp; and many other...
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Jay A. Klingler

November 13, 2014

Jay A. Klingler , 78, passed away November 13, 2014. Surviving are his wife of 55 years Sandra Klingler; children, Timothy Klingler, Sara Klingler, Robert Klingler, Jamie Witte, and Steve (Anna) Aichele; grandchildren, Michael, Mary Kathryn, Jackson, and Natalie Klingler, Christian and Elizabeth Aichele; great grandchildren, Zachary, Avasa and Kitana. Christian and Elizabeth Aichele; brother,...
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Candice L. Dart-McCormick

November 10, 2014

Candice L. Dart-McCormick, 46, passed away Monday, November 10, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Candice will be remembered for loving her family and always having a good time. Surviving are her sons, Nicholas (Jennifer) Dart and Levi Brand; father, Stanley Dart of Oblong, IL; sisters, Cathy (Louis) Roembke and Cindy Harden; brother, Bruce (Kim) Dart of Logansport, IN; and 4 grandchildren. Candice was...
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Delores (Dee) Kitchen

November 9, 2014

Delores "Dee" Kitchen, 84, passed away Sunday, November 9, 2014, at Emeritus in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, Nicholas F. Kitchen, III of Rome City; daughter,Terri Kitchen of Fort Wayne; 3 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband, Nick Kitchen, Jr.; parents, Frank and Sophia (Blechinger) Wistl; sisters, Isabell Beach; Helen Wistl; Anne Lein and Mary...
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Marjorie L. (Rankin) Perry

November 9, 2014

Marjorie L. (Rankin) Perry, 98, passed away Sunday, November 9, 2014. Surviving are her nephew, James R. Collins of Denver, CO; niece, Mary Atkinson of Nashville, TN; nephews, Steve and David Lloyd of Ft. Wayne, IN; niece, Janet Markley; several great nieces and nephews; and several great-great nieces and nephews. Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Perry in 1986; parents,...
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Robert (Bob) Wine

November 7, 2014

Robert "Bob" Wine, 76, went home to join his Savior while surrounded by his loving family on November 7. Born in Marion, IN, Robert was a US Navy Veteran. He retired from Dana Corp. Bob had many hobbies, those included; fishing, hunting, bird watching, gardening, and reading his bible. During the 1950's he was stock car driver in Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to the Chapel of Praise Holiness...
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Beatrice V. Kokovay-Minnick

November 6, 2014

Beatrice V. Kokovay-Minnick, 93, passed away Thursday, November 6, 2014 at here home in Fort Wayne. Born in Kokomo, IN, Beatrice worked at Indiana Bell until her retirement in 1961. She was a member of American Legion Auxillary, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Beatrice loved being outdoors cutting grass and gardening. Her other hobbies included traveling, being with her family and volunteering at...
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Donna J. Breitenbach

November 6, 2014

Donna J. Breitenbach, 90, passed away Thursday, November 6, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Donna worked in the banking industry for many years before her retirement. She enjoyed going to local plays and out to eat with her group of lady friends. Surviving are her brother, John Breitenbach of Fort Wayne, and several cousins. Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Dominic and Mayme...
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Manford L. Adams

November 5, 2014

Manford L. Adams, 96, passed away Wednesday, November 5, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his sons, Ralph Adams; Jamey (Cheryl) Adams; daughters, Patricia (Orval) Burgess; Ann Adams; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; step-sons, John (Sue) Drummond; step-son, Rob (Nancy) Drummond; step-daughter, Marcia Miller; step son-in-law, Ed Ramsdell; and his brother, Wendell (Ruth)...
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Nina (Jo) Heck

November 4, 2014

Nina "Jo" Heck, 72, passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her sons, Jeff (Christine) Heck; and Scott (Carrie) Heck; daughter, Kelly (Paul) Martin; 5 grandchildren Deric, Nic, Zac, Abbie, and Jack; 1 great-grandson, Bo; and brother, Dennis Parker. Jo was preceded in death by her husband Ted Heck, 2 grandchildren Joey and Dailie; father, Paul Jones; and her mother...
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Najee S. Slade

November 3, 2014

Najee S. Slade of Indiana departed this life on November 3, 2014. Calling will be held Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 5pm-7pm at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave. Mr. Slade will rest in peace in New jersey.
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Robert "Bob" Bryson

February 17, 1917 - November 1, 2014

Robert C. Bryson, born Eccles, WV, Feb. 12, 1917; died Nov. 1, 2014 after a long illness. Veteran, World War II, and graduate, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, lived in Ft. Wayne, 1954 until death. Predeceased by wife, Anamae Ballard, and son, the Rev. James Lawson. Survived by son, Neil (Nancee), daughter, Elaine Siegel (Ted Yasuda), daughter-in-law Rebecca Lawson; grandsons Peter, Scott,...
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Iris (Jackie) Wylie

November 1, 2014

Iris "Jackie" Wylie, 93, passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in London, England, Jackie served as one of the first female officers in the Royal Air Force during WWII as a Radio Operator. She was a member of the British Commonwealth Club. Later she retired from Hardware Wholesalers, (Do It Best Corp.). She was an avid reader, singer, and a...
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David Ralph Courtsal

October 31, 2014

David Ralph Courtsal left this life peaceably in his sleep on the morning of October 31, 2014. David was the son of Fred R. Courtsal and Elaine Anne (Custer) Courtsal, who predeceased him. His siblings include Ruth A. Hall of Union, New Hampshire; Peter D. Courtsal of Los Angeles, California; Paula J. Hill of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; and Lois E. Gibson of Peru, Indiana. Other...
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Emma Jane Seelig

April 14, 1931 - October 30, 2014

Emma Jane Seelig, 83, passed away Thursday, October 30, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Emma worked as a grinder with Wayne Burners for 18 years. She attended Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church. Emma will be remembered as a "good and faithful servent" Surviving are her husband, William Seelig of Fort Wayne; sons, John (Dawn) Seelig of Fort Wayne; Joe (Cheryl) Seelig of Greenfield...
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Margaret M. Evans

October 29, 2014

Margaret M. Evans, 89, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Bluffton, IN, Margaret worked for GE as a payroll secretary for 28 years before retiring. She was a member of the GE Elex and Quarter Century Club. Some of her hobbies included, gardening and bowling. She was a non stop worker and took passion in her work. Surviving are her sons,...
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Marjorie L. (Nicodemus) Keesler

October 28, 2014

Marjorie L. (Nicodemus) Keesler, 64, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Decatur, IN, Marjorie worked as a cook with Waffle House for many years. She loved her birds, flowers, cooking and had a real passion for her animals. Surviving are her son, Michael Nicodemus; daughter, Michelle Fey of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Daysha,...
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Jesse R. Martin

October 28, 2014

Jesse R. Martin, 62, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Centerville, AL, Jesse honorably served his country as a member of the US Marines. Surviving are his son, Marcus Martin, Jr. of Fort Wayne; sister, Lorene Martin-Carr of Fort Wayne; brother, Howard F. (Estella) Martin, Sr. of South Bend, IN; brother, Charles A. (Robin) Martin of Fort Wayne; sister, Ethel D. Martin...
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Evan Jordan McMillen

October 27, 2014

Infant Evan Jordan McMillen, was born in heaven, Monday, October 27, 2014 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. Evan is survived by his proud parents, Brandi and Sean McMillen, maternal grandparents, Gary and Lisa Knepper, paternal grandparents, Mike and Beth McMillen, uncles, Patrick (Jill), Kevin (Jennifer), Marc (Adaline) McMillen and seven cousins, great-grandparents Patricia Knepper, Helen...
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Elaine Davidson

October 24, 2014

Elaine Davidson, 67, passed away Friday, October 24, 2014, at her residence in Fort Wayne. Born in New Castle, PA, Elaine was a account specialist with NAVL/Sirva for 29 years. Surviving are her husband, Jim Davidson; son, Ty (Vanessa) Davidson; daughter, Erica Davidson; granddaughter, Sloane Davidson, all of Fort Wayne; brother, David (Cindy) Fleeger of Warren; sister, Beth Anderson of Hillard...
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Thelma M. Croteau

October 23, 2014

Thelma M. Croteau , 90, passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014 at St. Anne Home, Fort Wayne, where she had resided for the past five years. Born in Columbus, Ohio, to Willard and Bertha Lerch Browning, Thelma moved to Ft. Wayne in 1945, on her marriage . She had worked at LS Ayers and the Ft. Wayne Credit Bureau. Thelma was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Memorials may be made...
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Mary M. Dillon

October 22, 2014

Mary M. Dillon , 79, passed away October 22, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Dorothy A. Michaels

October 21, 2014

Dorothy A. Michaels , 73, passed away October 21, 2014 at Genesis Healthcare. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Boun Neneoudone

October 21, 2014

Boun Neneoudone, 95, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Born in Thailand, Boun was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her son, Phaytoune Neneoudone of Laos; daughter, Thonegphoun Neneoudone of Laos; daughters, Dawn Neneoudone and Louney Sepasert, both of Fort Wayne; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. Boun was preceded in death by her husband, Bounchanh...
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David Warrick

October 21, 2014

David L. Warrick, 62, went to his heavenly home Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at his residence. Born in Fort Wayne, David was a painter. Surviving are his brother, William Warrick of New Haven; uncle & aunt, Dale & Gloria Rigdon of Warsaw; aunt, LaDonna Warrick; cousins, Becky Chemerenko of Yoder and Ted Cameron of Fort Wayne. David was preceded in death by parents, Billie and Ruth (Cameron)...
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Kathleen Moore

October 21, 2014

Kathleen "Kay" R. Moore, 90, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Manhattan, NY, Kay worked as an accounting clerk with Indiana Bank for 30 years, retiring in 1993. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, the American Institute of Banking, and a past president of the Towne House resident council. She was very proud of her...
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Dyle Lee Hughes

October 19, 2014

Dyle Lee Hughes, 71, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 at his home. He had many accomplishments including retiring from Zollners after 30 years, the longest running Union Steward in Zollner history, an Auctioneer for 40 years, used car dealer with multiple car lots for 28 years, board of directors for Salvation Army, served in the Army, member of ABATE for 29 years. He loved being a...
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Evelyn M. France

October 19, 2014

Evelyn M. France , 89, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014. Surviving are her son, Jack. (Connie) France; daughter, Jill (Roger) Gick; son, Ricky (Sandy) France; sisters, Dorothy Ecenbarger, Rosaline Sorg,, Phyllis (Henry) Sorg, Donna Jean (Tom) Hunkler, 8 grandchildren , 23 great grandchildren and12 great great grandchildren. Evelyn was preceded in death by her father, Leo Maley; mother...
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Sharon M. (Hogle) Parnin

October 18, 2014

Sharon M. (Hogle) Parnin, 75, passed away October 18, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Sharon was a waitress at Hall's for many years. Surviving are her children, Dave Parnin, Shelly (Mike) Darby, and Sherry (Kenny) Christie; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 8 brothers; and 2 sisters. Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, Gene, and son, Dennis. Service is 9:30 a.m. Thursday at D.O. McComb...
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Joan C. Detter

October 17, 2014

Joan C. Detter, 89, put her hands in God's hands Friday, October 17, 2014 at Hickory Creek Health Care in Hicksville OH. Funeral Service is Wednesday, 1:00 pm, October 22, 2014 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 18330 St Rd 37 with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be at Tuesday, October 21, 2014, from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm - 9:00 at D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home,...
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Alice L. Martin

October 17, 2014

Alice L. Martin , 63, passed away Friday, October 17, 2014 at Life Care Center Nursing Home in Fort Wayne where she resided. Funeral Service is 10:00 am, October 22, 2014, with calling one hour prior at - D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with Pastor Wanda Carter officiating. Calling also at Tuesday, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm . Burial in Leo Memorial Cemetery, Leo,...
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Marjorie N. Harader

October 17, 2014

Marjorie N. Harader, 97, passed away Friday, October 17, 2014 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Marjorie worked as a teacher with Union City Indiana and Fort Wayne Community Schools for 27 years, retiring in 1976. She was a member of Simpson United Methodist Church, the Last Supper Drama Group and Toastmasters. She also volunteered for the American Red Cross....
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Herman K. Koehler

October 15, 2014

Herman K. Koehler, 86, passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Herman worked with Slater Steel for 35 years, retiring in 1990. Herman served as a member of the US Army at the end of WWII during the Occupation of Japan. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #330. Surviving are his son, Christopher (Linda) Koehler of Fort Wayne; daughter, Shawn ...
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Rhylan Dakhi Hart

October 14, 2014

Infant, Rhylan Dakhi Hart, passed away, October 14, 2014 in Fort Wayne. He is survived by his mother, Trisha Webb and father, Ronald Dean Hart. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Kathreen Boleyn

October 13, 2014

Kathreen Boleyn, 67, went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 13, 2014. Born February 8, 1947 in Fort Wayne, to the late Estill and Allie Rash, she was a homemaker and caregiver to all, especially her family. Kathreen retired from Value City Department Store and was a member of Jesus Name Church. She loved, and was loved by many and will be forever missed and loved. Kathreen enjoyed giving...
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William Walter (Wild Bill) Hagerman

October 10, 2014

William Walter "Wild Bill" Hagerman, 74, passed away Friday, October 10, 2014 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN, William graduated from Riverside Military Academy and IPFW. He worked for many years with his father at Hagerman Construction and was the owner of WW Iron and Don Quijote. William was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Church, American Legion Riders...
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Betty M. Ramsey

October 7, 2014

Betty M. Ramsey, 92, passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Born in Findlay, OH, Betty was one of five children. She was an artist and member of Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church and the Ft. Wayne Garden Club. Betty enjoyed gardening and loved her family. Surviving are her sons, Neal (Marti) Ramsey of Collierville, TN, David (Sheila) Ramsey of Broomfield, CO, Ronald (Maurane) Ramsey, II of...
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Brent Alan Auer

October 7, 2014

Brent Alan Auer, 35, passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Memorial Service is 5:30 pm Monday, October 13, 2014, at American Legion Post 499, 4830 Hillegas Rd. Surviving are his mother, Dianna Auer of Port Saint Lucie, FL; brother, Bradley D. (Karri) Auer of Fort Wayne; nieces, Emma and Sarah; companion, Raina (Haley) Warner of Fort Wayne. Brent was preceded in death by father, Daniel G. Auer...
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Brenda K. Goodwin

October 5, 2014

Brenda K Goodwin, 54, passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014. She is survived by her mother, Mary Dillon; sons, Brad (Starla) Elkins and Joshua Kirkland; grandchildren Dylan and Zaelea Elkins; brother, Paul Elkins; sisters, Cathey (Sherman) Bowers and Linda Demaree. Brenda was preceded in death by brother, Gary Elkins. Funeral Service is Friday, 3:00 pm, October 10, 2014 at - D.O. McComb ...
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Max Eugene Smith, Sr.

October 4, 2014

Max Eugene Smith Sr., 100, passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in South Whitley, IN, Max worked as a Mechanic with Kimble Garage for over 27 years. He was a Charter member and Deacon of North Christian Church for many years and was also a 32nd Degree Mason. He was an avid sports fan, especially baseball. He was a long time fan of the...
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Betty J. Enos

October 4, 2014

Betty J. Enos, 82, passed peacefully on October 4, 2014. She leaves behind to mourn her loss and be comforted by treasured memories three children, Rex (Cristine) Enos, Dianna (Leahman) Newsome, and Craig Enos; a brother, Leonard Wintrow; her beloved grandchildren, Rebecca (David) Straub; Ronnie Enos and her great-grandson, Zackery Armstead ( who always brought a smile to Betty's face and...
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Esther M. Smith

October 4, 2014

Esther M. Griner Smith, 94, passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Englewood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughters, Linda Shannon and Glenda (Ronald) Lytle both of Fort Wayne, IN; 12 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren; Sisters, Mary Lou Peters and Betty Jane Arnos both of New Haven, IN.
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Ruby R. McKee

November 24, 1927 - October 2, 2014

Ruby R McKee, 86, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Loudon, PA, Ruby graduated from Fort Wayne Bible College with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Later, she spent most of her time caring for her family. In her spare time she enjoyed quilting, reading, and cooking. Surviving are her son, Jim (Hazel Blumberg) McKee of...
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Maria T. Doust

October 2, 2014

Maria T. Doust, 49, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, she was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. Surviving are her mother, Mary E. Doust of Fort Wayne, IN; brothers, Michael A. (Shannon) Doust, Thomas J. (Roberta) Doust, Richard J. (Joyce) Doust, Joseph F. (Deborah) Doust Jr, David P. (Lynette) Doust, John C...
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Mary Lou Dickerson

October 2, 2014

Mary Lou Dickerson, 86, died peacefully on Thursday, October 2, 2014. She is survived by her nephew John (Bev) Dickerson of Johns Creek, GA; nieces, Sandy (Lee) Hedin and Cheryl (Steve) Gilliom, both of Fort Wayne; additional nephews and niece include Joseph and Nathan Dickerson and Connie Plummer of Kentucky; and many great nieces and nephews. Mary Lou was preceded in death by her parents...
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Catherine A. Freimuth

October 1, 2014

Catherine A. Freimuth, 79, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Washington, DC, Catherine was a Dental Hygenist for 40 years, retiring in 2000 from the practice of Michael Sturm, DDS. She was a member of Grace Christian Church. Surviving are her daughter, Cindy Ann (Steve) Carr of Spring, TX; daughter, Amy Schioldager of Orinda, CA; daughter,...
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Nancy Uhlenhaut Ashley

September 30, 2014

Nancy Uhlenhaut Ashley, 89, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Bourne, MA, she was a granddaughter to Eben S.S. Keith, railroad pioneer and owner of Keith Car Works and Manufacturing Co. of Sagamore, MA. Nancy was a world traveler who lived in Alaska, Spain, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Washington D.C., San Francisco, CA, Annapolis, MD, and Miami, FL. Nancy served her...
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Elbert Ray (Bert) Glover

September 29, 2014

Elbert Ray "Bert" Glover, 84, entered the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the early hours of September 29, 2014, from Harbor Assisted Living, Fort Wayne, IN. He leaves behind 5 children (no such thing as in-laws to Bert and Jessie), Richard E. (Mary) Glover, Sr., Kokomo; Shirley A..Glover, Fort Wayne; and Ronald R. (Tammy) Glover, Arlington, TX. He also leaves behind 8...
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Irene Sapko

September 27, 2014

Irene Sapko , 66, passed away September 27, 2014 at . Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Mary E. Monteith

September 27, 2014

Mary E. Monteith, 86, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Columbus, OH, Mary was co owner of Monty's Catering, with her husband for 41yrs years, retiring in 1988. She was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church, Life member and treasurer of the Marine Corps. League and the Navy Club Ship 48 Auxiliaries. In 2008 Mary was named Woman...
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Carl F. Haas

September 27, 2014

Carl F. Haas, 94, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014, at Bethlehem Woods Rehab Center. Surviving are his wife, Betty Haas of Fort Wayne, son, Earl Haas of Combia City, daughters, Sharon (Randy) Noakes, Carol (Roger) Minnich both of Fort Wayne, step-daughter, Jane Ann Jantzen of Leo, 20 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Carl was preceded in death by parents Charles and Cora Haas,...
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Kathy J. Furniss

September 27, 2014

Kathy J. Furniss, 65, passed away Saturday, September 27, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne; born in Decatur. Surviving are her husband of 41 years, John W. Furniss, Sr. of Fort Wayne; son, John W. (Carrie) Furniss, Jr. of Monroeville; siblings, David L. (Diana) Sovine, Sr. of Decatur, C. Wayne (Sarah) Sovine, Jr., Kevin L. (Jenny) Sovine, Jeffrey A. (Kay) Sovine, and Gary D. (Kathy) Sovine all...
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Patricia E. Hopson

September 26, 2014

Patricia E Hopson , 64, passed away Friday, September 26, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was a native and lifetime resident of Ft. Wayne, IN, Patricia graduated from Southside HS and St. Joseph School of Nursing. Patricia was the only African American Histologist in Ft. Wayne. Her 27 year career consisted of working at St. Joseph Hospital, Ft. Wayne Medical Lab and...
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William Howard Spence, Jr.

September 25, 2014

William Howard Spence, Jr., 48, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014. Surviving are his daughter, Leslie A. Spence; sisters, Gwen (Layne) Woodson; Cheri Spence; Sharon Hill; Curlie (Bruce) Young; Cecelia (James) Smith and Lorene (Derrick) Davenport of Chicago, IL. William was preceded in death by parents, William and Mary V. Spence and brother, Jimmie L. Smith. Service is 2:00 pm, Friday,...
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Marjorie (Marge Sheikh) Sheikh-El-Shabab

September 25, 2014

Sheikh-El-Shabab, Marjorie (Marge Sheikh) - 1/7/39 - 9/25/14. Our Margie shall be missed and always remembered by both friends and the family she left behind: husband Tom; kids Brian (Lindsey) and Sara (Paul) Busby; siblings Sharon (Joe) Pratt, Karen Zakhi, Don Evans; grandchildren Anitra Busby, Jade Jackson, Tanner Jackson. Several loved nieces and nephews also survive and will miss their Aunt...
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Mina May Ruchel

September 25, 2014

Mina May Ruchel, 95, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014, at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Hagerstown, IN, Mina worked as a cafeteria worker with FWCS for 17 years, retiring in 1979. She was a member of Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church. Surviving are her daughter, Kathleen R. Stocker of Naperville, IL; granddaughter, Alexandra A. Stocker of Naperville, IL. Mina...
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Marjorie L. Gable

September 25, 2014

Marjorie L. Gable, 98, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014. Marjorie worked as a hairdresser for 20 years, retiring in 1978. Surviving are her step-son, Robert (Sally) Gable of Comstock, MI; step-daughter, Vicki (Jeff) Schenher of Churubusco,IN; 7 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Gable; parents, Harvey and Mary Sipe, and...
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Elijah James Rogan

September 23, 2014

Elijah James Rogan, was stillborn, September 23, 2014 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. He is survived by his parents, James Rogan and Ellyn Cowles of Fort Wayne. Service is 2:00 pm, Monday September 29, 2014 at Lindenwood Cemetery, 2324 W. Main Street. Arrangements by D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home.
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Kenneth E. Collis

September 23, 2014

Kenneth E. Collis, 92, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Fort Wayne, Kenneth was a WWII Navy Veteran. He worked with Magnavox for 46 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of Knights of Columbus #451. Kenneth was an avid bicyclist. He and his son traveled 3200 miles on one trip. He also enjoyed playing cards, dancing, and spending time...
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