Celebrity Obituaries

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Keith Stuart Beltz

September 24, 2016

Keith Stuart Beltz, 58, passed away Saturday September 24, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Ft Wayne, IN. Surviving are sister Judith Beltz of LaPorte, IN, brothers Glen Beltz of Las Vegas NV, David (Susan Clayton)Beltz of Waco, GA,and niece Lauren (Zane) Bitter of Asheville, NC. Keith was preceded in death by his parents LeRoy Duane Beltz and Glenda Marie Beltz. Per Keith's request no public...
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Frank Dlug

September 21, 2016

Frank Dlug, 90, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2016. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and retired from Dana, after 24 years of employment. He will be dearly missed Surviving are his longtime companion, Janean Phillips and her daughter, Kathryn (Jeffrey) Marshall, and her grandchildren, Bailey and Mackenize. He is also survived by his daughter, Kim Mott; son Mark (Beth) Dlug; half-sister,...
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Rodney Wayne Resac

September 21, 2016

Rodney Wayne Resac, 62, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in Huntington County. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Rodney worked at Fleetwood Homes for many years, retiring in 2014. He was a member of the American Motorcycle Association. He loved to ride and enjoyed motorcycle drag racing. Rodney especially loved spending time with his nieces and nephews. Surviving are his brothers, Richard ...
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James Joseph (JJ) Fast

September 17, 2016

James Joseph "JJ" Fast , 41, departed Saturday, September 17, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, James "JJ" worked as a Roofer with Dahm Brothers. Surviving are his children; Diana, Joe, Jazlyn, Jersie, and Brooklyn Fast all of Fort Wayne; brothers, Robin Porter and Rick Fast Jr. of Fort Wayne. James "JJ" was preceded in death by parents, Rick and Diane (Sparkman) Fast. Service is 6:00 pm, Thursday...
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Effie M. Fox

September 17, 2016

Effie M. Fox, 90, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2016 at her home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughters, Paula Linman of Albion, IN; Marsha (Don) Thornburg of Aberdeen, WA; granddaughter, Amanda (Cory) Traxler of Elkhart, IN; grandson, Jacob Linman of Fort Wayne, IN; 3 great-grandchildren, Paige, Mason and Savanna Traxler . Effie was preceded in death by husband, Olos Fox; Father, E.C...
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Stephen Carroll

September 16, 2016

Stephen Carroll, 69, passed away September 19, 2016. He was the son of the late Sanford and Mattie Carroll. Stephen was born in Chattanooga, TN on December 4, 1946. He graduated high school from Chattanooga Central and went on to play football at the University of Tennessee. While he was there they won the SEC championship twice as well as the National Championship. After his college career he...
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Darrius Marshawn Washington

September 14, 2016

Infant, Darrius Marshawn Washington, was stillborn, September 14, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital. He is survived by his mother, Latoya Shannon and father, Darrius Washington. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Joan Desmonds Houser

September 14, 2016

Joan Desmonds Houser, 85, died peacefully on Wednesday September 14, 2016. Surviving are her two daughters, Sue (Mike) Moorhead and Diane Phillips (Tony Christensen); two sons, Steve (Kacy) Desmonds; and Dave (Dawn) Desmonds; grandchildren, Lisa Voss, Lori (Bobby) Wilson, Joleen (Phillip) Maxwell, Bobby (Nikki) Phillips, Shelley (Jason) Ulmer, Caren (Kyle) Dudgeon, Connor (Abby) Desmonds,...
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James Jackson

September 13, 2016

James Jackson, 86, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016 in Fort Wayne. James was married to Augusta Boone-Jackson, his lifelong companion and beloved wife of 65 years who preceded him in death in 2015. Surviving are his children, Tina Louise (Joe) Jackson, Deloris Jackson, Georgiann (Larry) Miller, Carolyn (Chester) Jackson-Ware, Bobby Randall Jackson, Conella (Dean) Menefee; 21 grandchildren...
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Gregg L. Jackson

September 12, 2016

Gregg L. Jackson, 62, passed away Monday, September 12, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Gregg was a very talented carpenter. ** Surviving are his daughters, Alexandra (Betty) Polasky; and Lauren Watts; brother, Dennis (Wu Jian) Jackson; and sister, Janis (Todd) Grov.e. Gregg was preceded in death by his mother, Rita Jackson and father, Jesse Jackson. A private memorial service will be held at...
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Janet E. Glenwith

September 9, 2016

Janet E. Glenwith, 81, passed away Friday, September 9, 2016 at Lutheran Life Villages. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Janet was the daughter of the late Edward and Florence Glenwith. She graduated from Central Catholic High School and attended International Business College for 2 years. She is survived by her friends and extended family members. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Services of...
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Zander Elijah Haines

September 9, 2016

Infant, Zander Elijah Haines, passed away , September 9, 2016. He is survived by his mother, Jessica Baysinger and father, Colin Haines. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Reginald (Reggie) Berry Doyle III

September 9, 2016

Reginald "Reggie" Berry Doyle III., 55, passed away Friday, September 9, 2016. Surviving are his mother, Justine Doyle of Fort Wayne, sister, Tiffany (Scott) Winling, brothers, David (Amanda) Doyle both of Fort Wayne, Mark (Shelley) Doyle of Golden, CO and several nieces and nephews. Reggie was preceded in death by his father, Reginald Berry Doyle, Jr., and his half brother, Edward H. Doyle. ...
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Charles A. Cardwell

April 25, 1935 - September 9, 2016

Charles A. Cardwell, 81, passed away Friday, September 9, 2016 at University Park Nursing Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, IL, Charles graduated from Central High School in 1953 and was a US Army Veteran. Charles worked at Dana Corporation for 33yrs years, retiring in 1994. Charles enjoyed his work and his friends he made during his lifetime. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed...
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Frank Simon

September 8, 2016

Frank Simon, 91, passed away Sept. 8, 2016. Frank was a WWII veteran serving in the Army as a Private First Class in the 8th ordinance 818th military police company. Frank is survived by his grandson, Josh Simon; brother, Alex Simon; sister, Eleanor Walters; and former daughter-in-law, Jane Simon Yoder. He was preceded in death by his wife JoAnn Simon; son Steven Miles Simon; and brothers John...
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Mary Jane Hubler

September 8, 2016

Mary Jane Hubler, 96, passed away Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her brother, John Henry (Jean) Bux of Fort Wayne, IN; nieces, Jan (Randy) Rediger of Leo, IN; Jacqueline (Bill) Boyle of Rome City, IN; Cathy Bux of Fort Wayne, IN; Cheri (Rob) Wiley of Auburn, IN; nephew, John (Theresa) Bux of Denver, CO.. Mary was preceded in death by her parents...
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Patricia Ann Carr

September 6, 2016

Patricia Ann Carr, 60, passed away September 6, 2016 at her home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Robert Carr, Jr.; children, Tia (Mike) Seidmeyer; Paul B. (Sheryl) Chapman; Doris J. (Justin) McElroy; Robert F. (Michelle) Carr III; Frank J. (Desirea) Carr; step-father, Richard Neumann; brothers, Mark L. Jones; Roger O. (Sharon) Jones; Charles E. (Marilyn) Jones; 14 grandchildren...
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David P. (Dave) Kelker, Sr.

December 14, 1922 - September 5, 2016

David P. "Dave" Kelker Sr. 93 of New Haven, Indiana died on Monday September 5, 2016. He was born on December 14, 1922 in Fort Wayne, a son of the late Arthur D and Clara M (Kukuk) Kelker. Dave was a veteran of the US Army. He was a 44-year employee of General Electric Company retiring in 1984. Upon Retirement Dave and his wife Pat became Florida "snow birds" when they purchased a home in...
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Joseph Raymond (Sensei Joe) Higi III

September 5, 2016

Joseph Raymond Higi III "Sensei Joe", 68, passed away Monday, September 5, 2016. Surviving are his wife, Deborah Higi of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Joshua (Laurie) Higi of South Whitley, IN; son, Christopher Higi of Alba, MI; daughter, Allison Higi of Knoxville, IA; step-daughter, Angela Klemm; step-son, Brian Klemm; son/grandson, Ethan Higi; 9 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; siblings, Twink (Larry...
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Kathleen M. Hatton

September 4, 2016

Kathleen M. Hatton, 51, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Fort Wayne, She is Survived by her daughter, Tanner M Hatton; son, Christopher McKinley; father, Raymond Jenkins and fiance, Jon Griffin all of Fort Wayne. Kathleen was preceded in death by her mother, Delores Jenkins. Funeral Service is 2:00 pm, Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at D.O. McComb & Sons...
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Charles Neil Garriott

September 4, 2016

Charles Neil Garriott, 84, passed away September 4, 2016. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Donald J. Wulpi

September 4, 2016

Donald J. Wulpi, 92, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016. Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Virginia Wulpi; sons, James (Marsha) Wulpi and Thomas (Laura) Wulpi all of Fort Wayne, IN; daughters, Barb (Frank) Nesbitt of Huntertown, IN and Sue (Jefferey) Mills of Sarasota, FL; grandchildren, Ryan (Jennifer), Ben (Stephanie), Alex and Logan Wulpi, Ryan, Adam (Megan) Nesbitt, Brittany (James)...
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Betty J. (Herber) Landin

August 31, 2016

Betty J.(Herber) Landin , 88, passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at St Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, In, Born November 19, 1927 to the late Rheinhart and Claudine Herber. Betty was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and enjoyed caring for her family. She was a active member and a volunteer at St. Henry...
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Lisa Mae Rutledge

August 30, 2016

Lisa Mae Rutledge, 52, passed away Tuesday August 30, 2016. She is survived by her life partner-girlfriend Cheryl Mosqueda, estranged husband Rick Rutledge, three daughters; Hope (Brian) Scribner, Elizabeth (Daniel) Aldridge, and Stephanie Rutledge, two sons; Travis (Kelsey) Rutledge and Daniel Rutledge, nine loving grandchildren, brothers Jeffrey Laymon and David (Brenda) Stouder, sister Susan ...
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Nancy (Maxine) Ford

August 29, 2016

Nancy "Maxine" Ford, 90, passed away Monday, August 29, 2016 at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Rowley, Iowa, Maxine was the daughter of the late John and Annabelle Bishop. Maxine graduated from Rowley High School in Iowa and earned her bachelors degree from the University of Northern Iowa and her masters degree from Saint Francis University. She was a second and third grade school...
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Constance (Connie) E. Olry

August 28, 2016

Constance "Connie" E. Olry, 85, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Constance worked as a deli clerk with Meijer. Surviving are her husband, Vincent Olry; her children, David Olry, Karen (Vic) Meisner, Richard (Becky) Olry, Randy Olry, Joy Forester, Jeff (Robin) Olry; 11 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; sisters, Norma (Hayden) Ankney and Judith...
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Pete Yarger

August 27, 2016

Pete Yarger, age 74, of Hamilton, passed away early Saturday, August 27, 2016 at his home with family holding his hands. EAA member 37387 has now gone west and is flying in the Wild Blue Yonder. Pete was born April 10, 1942 in Wauseon, Ohio to Archiel A. and Kathryn M. Coy Yarger. He attended Scott Center School, Angola Schools, and IVY Tech. In 1984 he married Peggy (Mansfield) Yarger who...
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Leonardo Colin

August 27, 2016

Infant, Leonardo Colin , passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 He is survived by his mother, Maria Rivera and father, Jose G Colin. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Raymond Phillip Blombach

August 25, 2016

Raymond Phillip Blombach, 65, passed away Thursday, August 25, 2016 in Wolcottville. He enjoyed a career in music. Raymond served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, Surviving are his mother Marian Blombach; and his brother, Michael (Anne Marie) Blombach both of Fort Wayne. Raymond was preceded in death by father, Herbert Blombach. Memorials may be made to the K9's...
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Melvin H. Rodenbeck

December 25, 1928 - August 25, 2016

Melvin H. Rodenbeck, 87, of Fort Wayne passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2016, at Sunrise Assisted Living, Carmel, IN. He moved there in 2010 to be with his wife Helen Rodenbeck who suffered from Alzheimer's disease and passed away in July of 2014. He courageously battled dementia during his time there. During his journey, he never lost the love of people and was one of the facilities...
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Jack R. Witham

August 23, 2016

Jack R. Witham, 78, passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Bethlehem Woods Rehab Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Allen County, IN, Jack worked at International Harvester/ Navistar for 31 years, retiring in 1989. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and the Poe Conservation Club. . Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Patricia; sons, John A. (Margaret) Witham of New Haven, IN and Homer...
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Imogean M. Duncan

August 22, 2016

Imogean M. Duncan , 89, passed away August 22, 2016 . Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Rodney Elliott

August 22, 2016

Rodney Elliott , 62, passed away unexpectedly Monday, August 22, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Hartford City, IN. Rodney loved the arts, visiting the library and showing dogs. Rodney will truly be missed. Surviving are his sisters, Rebecca (Eugene) Zagorski of Daleville, IN and Ramona Coonce of Montpelier, IN and several nieces and nephews. Rodney was preceded in death by his parents, Walter...
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Dennis Dean Kiser

August 20, 2016

Dennis Dean Kiser, 44, went fishing for the last time, Saturday, August 20, 2016 in Fort Wayne. . Surviving are his mother, Sandra (Kevin) Kolb; brother, Todd (Lee) Goodwin; sister, Marcy (Frank) Lysee; and sister, Dylan (Dennis ) Jeffrey; aunts Kathy Kiser Houtz and Lorrie Kiser Brames; and significant other, Kim Peyton. Dennis was preceded in death by his father, Dennis Kiser Sr.;...
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Marcella J. Peppler

August 20, 2016

Marcella J. Peppler, 86, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016. Jesus sent his angels for our beloved Mom, Grandmother & Great-Grandmother. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on January 19, 1930. At a very young age her parents moved to a farm near Edon, OH, where she grew up and graduated at the age of 18. She then moved back to Fort Wayne, and acquired a job at General Electric. On April 30, 1949...
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Peggy Ann Well

August 19, 2016

Peggy Ann Wells, 67, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Thomas Wells of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Thomas 'T.J.' Wells, Jr. of Fort Wayne; daughter, Clara (Keith) Norris of South Carolina; grandchildren Gabriel and Morrigon Norris and Delores and Mikaila Williams; mother Geneva Abernathy; brother, Larry (Diane) Abernathy; sister, Debra...
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Elizabeth (Fuzzy) Vachon

August 15, 2016

Elizabeth "Fuzzy" Vachon, 81, passed away August 15, 2016. Surviving are husband of 62 years, Jerome R. Vachon; daughters, Renee (Jeff) Williams, Lori Chaney, Lisa (Tim) Gick; sons, David (Tammi) Vachon and Shane (Heather) Vachon; 19 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; sister, Vicky Harrison; brother, Vernie Muncie. She was preceded in death by parents Arlie Muncie and Ann Babino,...
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William (Bill) H. Bryan

August 14, 2016

William "Bill" H. Bryan , 80, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016. Surviving are Barbara Bloom Bryan of Fort Wayne, IN, his son, Darin P. Bryan of Fort Wayne, IN; step-sons, Brad (Fran) Bloom of VA: Mark (Betsy) Bloom of Fort Wayne, IN; step-daughter, Lisa R. (Chris) Bojrab of Fishers, IN. 9 grandchildren. William was preceded in death by his parents, James W. and Lillie Bryan, mother, son,...
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Marilyn E. (Monte) Malmstrom

August 13, 2016

Marilyn E. "Monte" Malmstrom, 76, Joined her Heavenly Father on August 13, 2016. She dedicated her life to serving the Lord. She began her mission work in 1964 with ABWE, worked for Gospel Recordings, and retired from Wycliffe Bible Translators in 2005. She is survived by her sister Ruth Cox; sister-in-law Joan Malmstrom; and many nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends. She is proceeded in...
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Rhonda P. Berghoff

August 13, 2016

Rhonda P. Berghoff of Fort Wayne, IN died August 13, 2016 in Indianapolis, IN after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was born April 4, 1934 in Fort Wayne, IN to Herb and Florence Clemens. She is survived by her brother Daniel P. Clemens and preceded in death by her sister, Carroll Clemens; brother, Philip Clemens; and former husband, Thomas H. Berghoff. Rhonda has five children, all married,...
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Roy A. Holmes

August 13, 2016

Roy A. Holmes, 68, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016. He was born in Payne, OH, on March 29, 1948. He was the son of the late Harry and Loretta Holmes. Roy was a very strong willed man, always determined to get any job done, and do the job well. He impacted the lives of many people, and very close friends would consider him to be their family. Surviving are his Spouse, Jackie Holmes;...
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Scott R. Wyatt

August 11, 2016

Scott R. Wyatt , 89, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Brookdale Fort Wayne Senior Living Solutions in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his sons, Ronald E. (Julia) Wyatt; Robert (Joana) Wyatt; daughter-in-law, Beverly Wyatt; 7 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, Scott was preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, Ruth M. Wyatt, father, Clarence Wyatt, mother, Mabel O. Wyatt, son,...
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Marjorie J. Hoerner

August 7, 2016

Marjorie J. Hoerner, 97, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016.Born in Pierceton, IN, June 20, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Selby and Mary Lenwell. Surviving are her son, Edward (Ann) Hoerner; daughter, Vicki (Steve) Smith; grandchildren, Michele (Ronald) Plude, Douglas (Sandra) Hoerner, Shaun (Melony) Smith; and 6 great-grandchildren. Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Erwin...
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Daniel Jacoby

August 5, 2016

Daniel Jacoby, 47, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016. Surviving are his wife, Tina Jacoby; children, Brookelynn (Yon) Beckler, Jeremey (Lesley Bill) Shepherd, Johnathan Jacoby, Daniel Jacoby II, Zachary Meese; 7 grandchildren; sister, Becky (Kent); brothers, Tommy (Trish), Ed (Kathy), David Lee and many other family members. Daniel was preceded in death by his mother, Cecelia Bargy and father,...
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Janet M. Shannon

August 5, 2016

Janet M. Shannon , 57, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016. She was a good hearted woman that loved to care for others. Surviving are her children, Warren Shannon, Jr., Wanda Shannon, , Donald Shannon-Patterson, Steven Shannon, Charles (Asosha) Shannon Michael Shannon, sisters, Sharon White, Dola White, Martha Link, brothers, Jessie, Allen, and James White. and many grandchildren and great...
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Rose M. Opliger

August 5, 2016

Rose M. Opliger, 76, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her sons, Ronald Garrison of Fort Wayne and Douglas Garrison of Tucson, AZ; 3 grandchildren, Dean, Joycelyn, and Donald; 2 step-grandchildren, Megan and Derrick; 4 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Shirley (Tom) Baysinger of Fort Wayne. Rose was preceded in death by husband, Eddie Opliger; parents, Dean and...
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Michael Bengs

August 5, 2016

Michael Bengs, 67, passed away August 5, 2016. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Annie Baumgardner

August 1, 2016

Annie Baumgardner , 78, passed away August 1, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Patricia Ann Farrell

August 1, 2016

Patricia Ann Farrell, 62, passed away August 1, 2016. Patricia worked at Indiana Purdue Universities of Fort Wayne for 40 years, retiring in 2016 as the Director of Sponsored Research. Surviving are her husband, Michael Bullers; brothers, David A (Rosalie) Farrell and Michael W (Mary Jane Slaton) Farrell . Patricia was preceded in death by her parents Bobby W and Joyce N Farrell, brother,...
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Trent William Forkert

August 1, 2016

Trent William Forkert, 25, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Trent graduated from Canterbury High School and earned his bachelors degree from IPFW in computer science. Trent enjoyed new technology, playing video games, computers and robotics. Surviving are his mother, Karen Forkert; siblings, Trevin Forkert, Kyla Forkert; grandparents, Sue Forkert, Betty Junior,...
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Noah Nicholas Macke

October 12, 1995 - July 31, 2016

Surviving are his father, Kraig Macke; mother, Kim Bowman; Siblings, Alicia Zigler, Allison Macke, Madison Macke and brother, Erik Macke; grandparents, Roger and Carrie Macke; nephew, Axel Bork; girlfriend, Shelbie Parish; and best friend, Taylor Lehman. Noah was preceded in death by grandmother, Sue Lepper, and grandfather, Alvin Lepper. Memorials may be made to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of...
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Helen Ruth Ricker

July 30, 2016

Helen Ruth Ricker, 91, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016 at The Harbours of Ft. Wayne in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, Michael A. (Susan) Ricker, daughter, Janice Sue (Thomas) Weber, grandson, Jason Ricker all of Fort Wayne, IN. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Ricker, parents Carl and Elsie Burkhardt, sister, Mary Lou Burkhardt. Memorials may be made to Heartland...
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Leoma (Dale) Edgerley

July 28, 2016

Leoma "Dale" Edgerley, 95, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016. Surviving are her daughters, Susan (Bob) Houser of Fort Wayne, Melinda (David) McComb of Madison; grandchildren William (Calena) Houser, Libby Gamez, Megan (Harold) McQueen; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Owen, Jesse, and Denver. Dale was preceded in death by her husband John "Joe" Edgerley, and brother Ovle Stephenson. Memorials...
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Kathy L. Stephens

July 27, 2016

Kathy L. Stephens, 63, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Surviving are her children, Michael Stephens and Kristy Stephens, mother, Victoria Harrison; brothers, Jeff (Teri) Harrison and Garry (Jeannie) Harrison and granddaughter, Danielle Nieto all of Fort Wayne. Kathy was preceded in death by her husband, Michael G. Stephens and father, Louie Harrison. Memorial may be made to American...
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Jodie Zimmerman

July 25, 2016

Jodie Zimmerman, 52, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Kendallville, Ind., Jodie worked at the Ivy Tech Bookstore. She loved reading, old movies, and coffee. Surviving are her parents, Jerold and Joan Zimmerman of Dandridge, Tenn.; sister, Lynette (Greg) Desper of Lenoir City, Tenn.; nephews, Brent and Chad Dillon; and many aunts and uncles. Jodie was preceded in death by...
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Bruce Watson

July 23, 2016

Bruce Watson, 52, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2016. Surviving are his daughters Brooke Watson and Karissa Swygart; siblings, David Watson, Joe Watson, LaVon Watson, Penny Caplinger, Marsha Lepper, and Cindy Mandrell; 2 grandchildren; and best friend and former wife, Jaynie Watson. Bruce was preceded in death by his father, Charles William Watson II, mother, Eleanor Watson, brothers, Carl...
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Beverly J. (Sampson) Gebert

July 23, 2016

Beverly J. (Sampson) Gebert, 81, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Indianapolis, IN, Beverly worked as a greeter at Meijer, a bartender with the Fountain Bleu and the Ye Olde Inn, a claims adjuster for Insurance Risk Management and an event planner at the Ramada Inn and Elks Club. Surviving are her sons, Tracy A. Gebert, Jeffrey O. Gebert, Darcy E....
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Sandy Guzman

July 22, 2016

Sandy Guzman , 28, passed away July 22, 2016 at home . Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Shirley Adam

July 22, 2016

Shirley Adam , 81, passed away Friday, July 22, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, IN on June 12, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Marford and Gladys Woods. Surviving are her son, Scott (Teresa) Adam; grandson, Daniel Adam; brother, Stephen (Jeanne) Woods. Service is 7:00 pm, July 26, 2016 at - D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with Rev. Matthias Snodderly...
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April Trosclair

July 21, 2016

April Trosclair, 35, passed away July 21, 2016. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Laura June Lowen

July 21, 2016

Laura June Lowen , 68, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016. Surviving are her husband of 50 years, William Lowen, Sr. of Fort Wayne, son, Bill Lowen of Fort Wayne, daughter, Michelle McCarel, 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, brother, Bill Hobbs, brother-in-laws , Howard Lowen of Columbia City, and Jim (Annette) Lowen of Seattle, WA, and sister-in-law, Ruth Nicholson of Fort Wayne. Laura...
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Alice C. Ryan

July 21, 2016

Alice C. Ryan, 88 of Fort Wayne passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Gary, Indiana on July 13, 1928, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who shared her love of literacy and literature, with everyone she met. A graduate of South Side High School, class of 1947, she held an Associates degree from Stephens...
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Deborah A. Champine

July 20, 2016

Deborah A. Pastrick Champine, 66 of Avilla IN. quietly left this earth, crossing over the bridge, reuniting her with all those dear to her heart; family, friends and her four legged animals waiting in the meadow, on July 20, 2016 after a long illness. She is survived by her daughters Casey (Brad) Stephens and Courtney Champine; three grandchildren, Chase, Brandon and Jayden Jones; brother Kim ...
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Raymond J. Mudd

July 19, 2016

Raymond J. Mudd , 88, passed away July 19, 2016. He was a native and life time resident of Fort Wayne, IN, Ray loved to work in his vegetable garden, hunt and fish. Surviving are his daughter, A. Gwen Earley of Fort Wayne, IN: several children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, James and Loretta Mudd and 5 siblings. Memorials may be made...
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Avary Safeyah Pogue

July 18, 2016

Avary Safeyah Pogue passed away Monday, July 18, 2016. She is survived by her mother, Brittney Wolf, Father, Aaron Pogue, grandmother, Cheryl Wolf, grandmother, Brenda Mattox, her twin brother, Sylas Pogue, brothers; Ean, Jaron, Caiden; sisters, Hayle, Allyson, Becca; and nephew, Ezra. Funeral service is 2:00 pm, July 22, 2016 at - D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue...
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Mary Lou Imbody-Robinson

July 18, 2016

Mary Lou Imbody-Robinson, 74, passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Mary graduated from Central High School. She worked for General Electric and Lockheed Martin for 33 years, retiring in 1999. Mary enjoyed gardening, and traveling. She loved her family and cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving are her daughters,...
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Susan Hammen

July 17, 2016

Susan Hammen , 58, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016. Susan worked at KMart for 10 years until they closed, and then she went on to work as a Salesperson with prudential for 11 years. Some of her achievements where receiving The Prudential Fort Wayne south District 1992 New agent of the Year as well as The Prudential 1992 P&C Silver Award. She is survived by her father and mother Joseph...
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Patricia E. Ehle

July 16, 2016

Patricia E. Ehle, 92, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Signature Healthcare in Bluffton. She was head of the advertising department at Wayne Feeds for 47 years before her retirement in 1989. Surviving are her sister, Ruth (Dale) Fox of Bluffton, IN; 8 nieces and nephews; 16 great nieces and nephews; and 20 great-great-nieces and nephews. Pat was preceded in death by her father, Herbert...
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Brayden Terrell

July 16, 2016

Brayden Terrell, was born,July 16, 2016 at IU Health Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his mother, Melba Terrell and father, Asa Terrell. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Angel Sheets

July 16, 2016

Angel Sheets , 40, passed away July 16, 2016 at Sage Bluff Nursing and Rehab. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Ramona F. Durfee

July 16, 2016

Ramona F. Durfee, 74, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her children, Eddie Reamer; Rene Kelly; Bobby (Delores) Palmer; and Arnold Ray (Shawn) Palmer; 18 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; siblings, Dallas Durfee; Gary Durfee; and Ruth Lesperance. Ramona was preceded in death by her son, David Reamer; daughter, Lorraine Reamer; and parents, Dewitt Durfee and...
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Dennis Leonard Newman

July 15, 2016

Dennis Leonard Newman, 58, passed away Friday, July 15, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Service is 2 p.m., July 20, 2016 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with calling an hour prior. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the to the family.
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Dorothy J. Ferguson

July 14, 2016

Dorothy J. Ferguson , 90, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in New Kensington, PA, Dorothy graduated from Parnassus High School in New Kensington PA. and Ohio Wesleyan University. She was a secretary with East Allen County Community Schools for many years. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, and a volunteer at the church theater....
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John Lee Chester

July 14, 2016

John Lee Chester, 68, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016. Born in Wolf Lake, Indiana, John graduated from Central High School. He was a Vietnam Era Navy Veteran. He worked with Phelps Dodge and Rae Magnet Wire for a total of 42 years before retiring. John enjoyed being at the lake, traveling, driving, and collecting Pepsi and train memorabilia. He loved his family and the time spent with...
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Shari Jeanne Hartman

July 13, 2016

Shari Jeanne Hartman, 66, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, Robert Enders of New Haven, IN; daughter, Rebecca (David) Jones of Indianapolis, IN; siblings, Beverly Genaro of Fort Wayne; Harold James (Dorothy) Hartman, Jr. of Kendalleville, IN; B. Jo (Terry) Growcock of St. Petersburg, FL; John Mike (Kathy) Hartman of Fenton, MO; and Cindy Niles of...
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Elizabeth Ann Nickel

July 12, 2016

Elizabeth Ann Nickel, 74, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Batesville, IN, Elizabeth served as a pastor for 15 years at various churches around Fort Wayne. Most recently she ministered at St. Peter's Lutheran Church of Spencerville. Prior to her time as a pastor she worked as an oncology nurse in South Bend. Elizabeth was a member of a local quilting guild and her...
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David Mericle

July 9, 2016

David Mericle , 63, passed away July 9, 2016. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Wilma D. Born

July 9, 2016

Wilma D. Born, 93, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Summit City Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Keystone, IN, Wilma was the owner of Wilma's Beauty Den for 40 years, She enjoyed crochet and knitting and an avid reader. Surviving are her son Don Geschwell of Springfield, OH; daughter, Jan (Bill) Forth of Leo, IN; and sister, Midge Hankins, of Bluffton, IN. Wilma was preceded in death...
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Ella (Hartwig) Kart

July 7, 2016

Ella (Hartwig) Kart, 98, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016 at home. Born in Clarence Center, NY, Ella worked as a nurse for many years, retiring in 1969. She was a member of the Agape Church of the Brethren, the Fort Wayne Duplicate Bridge Club and ACBL with rank of Life Master. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling with her husband in Canada and throughout the United States and the...
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Robert (Bob) Morton Foote

July 7, 2016

Robert "Bob" Morton Foote, 89, passed away July 7, 2016. Surviving are his wife Suzanne Colleen Foote of Fort Wayne, IN; sons, Gregory A. (Lois) Foote of Fort Wayne, IN, Michael J. (Janell) Foote of New Paris, IN, Timothy R. (Robin) Foote of New Haven, IN, daughter, Laura S. (Antony) Foote-Leedy of Huntington, IN, and 7 grandchildren . Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and...
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Corita M. Brown

July 6, 2016

Corita M. Brown, 88, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at home in Malabar, Florida. Born in Cullom, IL, Corita worked as an administrative assistant with Central Soya for 14 years, retiring in 1993. She enjoyed bowling and golf. Surviving are her sons, David M (Linda) Pierce of Coal City, IL, Daniel E. (Rebecca) Pierce of Decatur, IN and Douglas W. (Wanema) Pierce of Montpelier, IN;...
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Francis (Lee) Romano

July 6, 2016

Francis "Lee" Romano, 69, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana Lee was the son of the late Vincent and Rosella Romano. He graduated from North Side High School and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from Purdue University. Lee was a Vietnam War Air Force veteran. He worked as a quality engineer with several companies throughout his career. Lee served as...
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Barry L. Heemsoth

July 4, 2016

Barry L. Heemsoth died on Monday, July 4, 2016. Surviving are his children Kirk Heemsoth and Dawn (William) Schwehn; grandchildren Kelsey Schwehn and Kendra (Jordan) Crosby; and sisters Gloria Meyer, Cheryl (Terry) Arney, and Jill Lawson. He was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Naomi Heemsoth and sister Colette Albersmeyer. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that any memorial...
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Mary Jo Juday

July 3, 2016

Mary Jo Juday, 69, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Wolf Lake, IN, Mary worked in the Real Estate industry for many years. Surviving are her sons, Patrick (Amy Schindler) May and Robert (Julie) Pelikan both of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Charity Schindler, Loryn May, Justice Schindler, and Sheena Van Auken. Mary was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Willie Pearl Hughes

July 3, 2016

Willie Pearl Hughes, 92, passed away July 3, 2016. Born in Sylacauga, AL, she was the daughter of the late John and Mamie King. She is survived by son, James D. Brown; grandchildren, Lea (Steve) Siddall, Ethan Barkley, and Jason (Clarissa) Barkley; great-grandchildren, Tiffany (Josh), Cassie, Dustin, Ronnie, Dylan, Noel, Christian, Thomas, and Shyahna; and 7 great-great-grandchildren, She was...
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Ann Peterson

July 3, 2016

Ann Peterson , 89, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016. She is survived by her sons; Douglas Michael Peterson; David Keith Peterson; daughters, Lora Lynn Sales; Bonnie Jean Scherer; and Susan Ann Stafford; sister, Juanita Calvert; 14 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 7 step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A Peterson; son, Marvin...
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David J. Nusbaum

July 3, 2016

David J. Nusbaum , 76, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, David graduated from Columbia City HS and attended Morehead State and IPFW. He was a salesman with Tokheim, Franklin Electric, IBM, Xerox, D&L Communications, XL Specialty Percussion. David's passion was music and he was an accomplished percussionist. He taught private lessons in his home and mentored and worked...
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Isabella Marie White

July 3, 2016

Isabella Marie White, age 3 years, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. She was born to parents ,Alysa N. Leininger and Bryan White, who survive, on December 3, 2012 in Indianapolis, IN, Also surviving is a sister, Elanna L White, at home and a soon to be future sister; grandparents Michelle (Tim) Lauer, Walter Leininger, Dona White and Michael ...
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William R. Mefferd

July 3, 2016

William R. Mefferd, 79, passed away July 3, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital. William worked as a Insurance Claims Manager with Cincinnati Insurance Company for 32 years, retiring in 1998. Surviving are his daughter, Michelle L. (Robert) Wendell of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Skylar and Lila Wendell . William was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Marjorie Mefferd, son, Michael D....
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Elizabeth R. Fronc

July 2, 2016

Elizabeth R. Fronc (nee: Roth), a longtime resident of Maryland, died peacefully at her home surrounded by family on July 2, 2016 at the age of 94. She married Henry C. Fronc, who predeceased her in 2000 after 48 years of marriage. She raised three children, Henry, Jr., Elizabeth A. and Daniel. After raising her children and seeing them through professional school, Elizabeth pursued a lifelong...
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Eloise C. Gonzalez

July 1, 2016

Eloise C. Gonzalez, 79, passed away Friday, July 1, 2016 at Lutheran Life Villages. Surviving are her great-nieces, Christina (Cesar) Becerril, Virginia (Ron) Krick, great-nephew Antonio (Paula) Gonzales Jr., and sister-in-law, Ann Gonzalez. Eloise was preceded in death by her brothers, Felipe and Jose Gonzalez Jr. Memorials may be made to Lutheran Life Villages or National Kidney Foundation...
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Len Broadnax

June 27, 2016

Len Broadnax , 64, passed away Monday, June 27, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Union Town, AL, Leonard worked as a foreman at Nucor Steel for 34 years, retiring in 2011. He was a member of the Quinn AME Church Union Town AL. He enjoyed gardening, canning and fishing, but his passion was spending time with his family. Surviving are his children Alanda Hood,...
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William (Bill) O. Gotschall

June 27, 2016

William "Bill" O. Gotschall, 83, passed away Monday, June 27, 2016 at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Bill graduated from North Side High School and earned his bachelors in electrical engineering from Purdue University. He was a Vietnam War Era Army Veteran. Bill worked with Magnavox for 25 years, retiring in 1993. He was a member of Mount Calvary Lutheran...
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Tom F. Jackson

June 27, 2016

Tom F. Jackson, 81, passed away Monday, June 27, 2016 at Heritage Park Health Care Center. Tom was a salesman in the Automotive Dept of Sears for 25 years. Surviving are his daughters, Judith and Amy Jackson. Tom was preceded in death by his parents Warren W. and Margaret E. Jackson, wife, Lois A. Smith, brother, Ned Jackson, half brother, Robert Jackson. Memorials may be made to the Heart...
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Elizabeth (Betty) Mitchell

June 26, 2016

Elizabeth "Betty" Mitchell , 96, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016. Surviving are several neices and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis "George" Mitchell; brothers, Clarence Jr., William, Jack, and Richard Flory; sisters, Geraldine VOlz, Bernadette Patton, Rita Chapman, and Maxine Welklin.
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Kenneth R. White, Jr.

June 25, 2016

Kenneth R. White Jr., 40, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital. Surviving are his sisters, Kathleen (Jason) Dunfee and Kerry White both of Fort Wayne, IN. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents Kenneth Sr. and Martha White. Funeral Service is 10:00 am, Friday, July 1, 2016 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with calling one hour...
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Michael C. Braun

June 25, 2016

Michael C. Braun , 69, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his sisters, Barbara A. (Joseph Breman) Elam of Fort Wayne, IN; Nancy Mitsch of Fort Wayne, IN; nieces, Christine (Kevin Wilson) Elam, Heather (Rob) Hontz, nephews, Joseph "Trace" Elam, Marcus (Amanda) Elam, Jeffrey (Kim) Mitsch, David Mitsch. Michael was preceded in death by his parents,...
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Joann V. Hageman

June 24, 2016

Joann V. Hageman, 89, Friday June 24, 2016. Joann was a loving homemaker raising her two sons Brad J. Hageman, Ft. Wayne and the late John E. Hageman and two daughters, Nikki Stewart of Fort Wayne and Kathy (Alan) Doege of Carmel, IN. Other survivors include sisters, Marjorie Henschen of Huntington, Jean Krinn of Roanoke, Nancy Loebert of Fort Wayne, brother Jim (Sharon) Bruns, Angola;...
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Andrew Neel

June 23, 2016

Andrew Neel , 38, passed away June 23, 2016 at . Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Lawerence Budd Shinabery

June 23, 2016

Lawerence Budd Shinabery , 83, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016. Surviving are his Spouse, Ruby L. Shinabery; sons, Lawrence "Larry" (Lynne), and Steven R. (Paulette) Shinabery; daughter, Sharon L. (Scott) Shinabery-Dyben; 9 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren; and sister, Peggy Armstrong . Lawerence was preceded in death by sister, Sarah Osterman; and great-grandson, Devin Walker. ...
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