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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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Eleen (Ellie) Hall

June 23, 2016

Eleen "Ellie" Hall, 96, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016. Surviving are her son, Dennis (Karen) Hall; daughter, Peggy (Bob) Bunting; grandchildren, Denise (Jim) Wappes, Chad (Sara) Hall, Matthew (Barb) Hall, Tony Hall, Angi (Darrel) Bice, Bill (Julie) Bunting, Jenny (Shannon) Branscomb, Jeff (Melissa) Bunting, Thom (Rachael) Bunting and Amy Neuer; 23 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great...
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Donald (Donny) Walsh

June 21, 2016

Donald "Donny" Walsh, 46, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Surviving are his sons, Nick (Catherine Morton) Walsh; and Alexander Walsh; and their mother Rebecca Walsh; son, Thomas Walsh, daughter, Megan Walsh, and their mother Tracy Klingenberger; and daughter, Makenzi Walsh and her mother, Collette Murray; grandson, Edward "Remmy" Walsh; father, Tom Dennis; brothers, Joseph Dennis,...
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Juanita Gallaway

June 21, 2016

Juanita Gallaway, 71, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her 3 sons, Richard (Alice) Delcamp, Lavon (Michelle) Wirtz, and Seth Gallaway; siblings, Lois (Pete) Perona, Terry (Leda Faye) Delcamp; 4 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Juanita was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Betty Delcamp. Burial in Lindenwood...
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Warren J (Pork) Sexton

June 20, 2016

Warren J "Pork" Sexton, 82, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016, in Fort Wayne, IN, surrounded by his family, including his beloved wife of 62 years, Rosalind "Rosie" Sexton. He was known as Pork to his many friends, and Dad to his children; Cherry (Mike) Kleber, the late Debby (Tim) Benson, Kim (Ron) Horner, Sue (Scott) Langford, Lisa (Ron) Kisor, and Kathy (Don) Perry. He will also be...
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Victor L. King

June 19, 2016

Victor L. King, 58, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Brenda King of Fort Wayne; step-daughter, Elizabeth Gibson; step-son, James Otis; sister, Noretta Campbell; grandson, Michael Otis; and grandson, Brian Noe. Victor was preceded in death by his father, Larry King; mother, Lillie King; and daughter, Victoria Noe. Memorials may be made to...
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Stanley David Stone

June 18, 2016

Stanley David Stone, 66, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Terre Haute, IN, Dave retired from the United States Postal Service. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Surviving are son, Scott (Kelly) Stone of Fort Wayne; 3 grandchildren, Priscilla, Grant, and Ethan; and sister, Maralee Borrowski of Whitleyville, TN. Dave was...
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Dorothy E. Harris

June 17, 2016

Dorothy E. Harris , 83, passed away Friday, June 17, 2016 at Summit City Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Shelbyville, TN, Dorothy worked in customer service with Lowes for 13 years, she was also a bookkeeper at Needham Business Machines, and worked for Don Scott of Scotts Grocery. Dorothy enjoyed playing bingo, doll collecting, feeding and watching birds, tending to her flower garden and...
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Jean M. White

June 17, 2016

Jean M. White, 94, passed away Friday, June 17, 2016 at in Fort Wayne. Born in Bowling Green, OH, Jean was a Registered Nurse and Director of Pediatrics with several hospitals in Ohio, Kentucky, Texas, and Fort Wayne. She and her husband owned and operated White's Market with her husband until their retirement in the 1970's. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church; Sweet Adelines Barber...
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Rheba E. Carlson

June 16, 2016

Rheba E. Carlson, 92, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016. Survivors include her son, Dr. David Lee Carlson of Grand Junction, Colo., and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, E. Rolland Carlson; and daughter, Dr. Cynthia Peterson. A private memorial will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.
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Dorothy Mae Beber

June 16, 2016

Dorothy Mae Beber, 90, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Dorothy worked as an accounting clerk with WOWO for 10 years. She was a member of the St. Anne Home Chapel family and was known as an avid reader. Surviving are her daughters, Kristine (Jerry) Byanski of Fort Wayne, Rebecca Crockett of Fort Wayne, and...
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Michael Patrick Nagle

June 15, 2016

Michael Patrick Nagle, 62, passed away June 15, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Detroit, MI, Michael was a retired regional sales manager with Fuji Film for 32 years. Surviving are his wife, Jenny Nagle; son, Matthew (Rachel) Nagle of Indianapolis, IN; son, Andrew (Stephanie) Nagle of Indianapolis, IN; daughter, Molly (Jerry) Clopton of Fort Wayne, IN; and 7 grandchildren. Michael was preceded in...
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Curtis Green

June 13, 2016

Curtis Green, 78, passed away Monday, June 13, 2016 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Colburn, TN, Curtis was a Korean War Army veteran. He worked as the lead man in the welding department with Diester Machine for several years before retiring. Curtis had a passion for restoring old antique cars. He also enjoyed fishing, and hunting. He attended The Chapel. Surviving are his wife Linda...
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Wendell P. Adams

June 13, 2016

Wendell P. Adams, 90 of New Haven, IN died on June 13, 2016. Born on June 12, 1926, the youngest of brothers, Manford and Seth; and sister, Frances Gantz. His parents were Burton Q. and Garnette Adams. Wendell was a long-time member of New Haven United Methodist Church. He graduated from Harrison Hill Grade School, South Side High School, and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He proudly served...
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Marsha Jean McCoy

June 10, 2016

Marsha Jean McCoy, 72, passed away Friday, June 10, 2016 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Marsha enjoyed reading and music and loved her grandchildren. Surviving are her sons, Jim R (Virginia) Robbins of Fort Wayne, Todd L (Sonja) Robbins of Whitestown IN, Shane McCoy of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren Corey, Haleigh, Tyler, Logan, Ethan Makayla, Madison, Morgan, Cameron and Peyton; great...
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Mark Edward Richmond

June 10, 2016

Mark Edward Richmond Sr., 55, passed away Friday, June 10, 2016. Surviving are his wife and soul mate, Sonia Sue Richmond; mother Shirley Crabtree; daughters, Mandi Richmond, Riyadh Saudi Arabia, April Richmond, Wheeling, WV, Miranda "Randi" Hoover; Alexis "Lexy" (Brandon) Hemmerlin;g McKinzie (Maleesha) Miller; sons, Justin (Jamie) Imer; Mark Edward Richmond, Jr.; Dalton Miller; five...
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Emma Steffen

June 9, 2016

Infant,Emma Steffen , was stillborn, June 9, 2016 at St Joseph Hospital. She is survived by her mother, Ruth Steffen and father, Stephen Buhr. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Erika Knuckles

June 9, 2016

ERIKA KNUCKLES, 74, died Thursday, June 9th at Ashton Creek Health Center after a long and courageous battle against cancer. She was a loving person and made friends wherever she went. She enjoyed many years attending the Parkview YMCA and made many friends there. Her best friend and former co-worker was Mary Dunbar who helped Erika through her illness. She leaves behind her siblings, Joseph...
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Ember Bean

June 8, 2016

Ember Bean , 1, passed away June 8, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital. She is survived by her mother, Amber Michelle Spradlin and father, Jonathan James Bean. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Ronald E. Reed

June 7, 2016

Ronald E. Reed, 81, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife and companion of 30 years, Julia Reed; daughters, Rhonda K. Harter of Dawson, MN, and Rochelle Weiberg of Madison, MN; sister, Donna M. (Jerry) DeTro of Angola, 6 grandchildren,14 great grandchildren, brother-in-law Keith "Pete" Linton, nieces, and nephews. Ronald was preceded in...
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Bruce J. Cunningham

June 6, 2016

Bruce J. Cunningham, 70, passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 at his home in Placentia, CA. He is survived by his wife, Carol (Sadler) Cunningham; son, Christopher (Gail) Cunningham; daughter Heather Cunningham; grandchildren Sophia Pallares; and Anthony Walshl; great-grandchild, Zachary Walsh; brother, William R. (Cheryl) Cunningham; sisters Helen Cunningham; Dale Ann (Jim) Becher, Mary Ann ...
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Ryker Hoover

June 4, 2016

Infant, Ryker Hoover, passed away June 4, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital. He is survived by his mother, Marissa Phelan and father, Jeremy Hoover. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Brooklyn Pace

June 3, 2016

Infant, Brooklyn Pace, was stillborn, June 3, 2016 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. She is survived by her mother, Taylor Pace and father, Clyde Jackson. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Gavin Paul Gough

September 11, 1983 - June 2, 2016

Gavin Paul Gough, 32, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born on September 11, 1983 in Muncie, IN to Mark and Paula Gough who survive. Gavin was a musician and DJ known as "DJ Spot" at Flashbacks, Piere's, and many other clubs around Fort Wayne. He was also a member the of the band, Third Frame, and enjoyed playing with various worship bands. His church home was Crescent Avenue...
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Kenneth P. Burcham

June 1, 2016

Kenneth P. Burcham, 76, passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at his son's home in Avilla. Born in Louisville, KY, Ken worked for the Public Transportation Corporation for 16 years, retiring in 1985. He also was the owner and operator of Personal Shuttle the first executive shuttle service in Fort Wayne. He enjoyed driving for tour bus companies across the United States always using his humor and...
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Helen M. Waltenburg

May 30, 2016

Helen M. Waltenburg, 98, of Fort Wayne, passed away on May 30, 2016. She is survived by her daughters, Sharon (Dale) Wyss, Patricia Muir and Debra (Conley) Necessary: nine grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Waltenburg; brothers, Russell and Nicholas Roloff; sister, Alice Paliganoff. Memorials may be made...
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Bonnie Jean Muszar Kennelly

December 27, 1932 - May 28, 2016

Bonnie Jean Muszar Kennelly, 83, found her peace with the Lord on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at home surrounded by her children. Bonnie was most recently a resident of Carmel, Indiana, but had lived in Fort Wayne, Indiana for 40 glorious years. She made her home in both Fort Wayne and Tampa, Florida, where she spent the winters traveling the state selling her art at local arts and crafts fairs. ...
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Crystal Shafer

May 26, 2016

Crystal Shafer, 42, passed away May 26, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Robert E. Paulsen

May 26, 2016

Robert E. Paulsen, 90, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Robert worked as a Fort Wayne Police Officer with the City of Fort Wayne for 20 years, retiring in 1976. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, a US WW II and Korean War veteran. He worked the penalty box at the Komet Hockey games and was affectionately known as "Pucky". After retirement, he...
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Alice L. (Ferrell) Kelley

May 25, 2016

Alice L. Kelley (Ferrell), 86, passed away May 25, 2016. Surviving are her loving husband of 62 years, Harold "Pete" Kelley; children, Phyllis (Doug) Herendeen; Pam Taflinger; Kathy (Jon) Spillson; Kevin Kelley; Robert (Janet) Kelley; Pam (Jim) Owens; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Alice was preceded in death by her parents, Dale and Margaret...
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Eseta M. Crosley

May 24, 2016

Eseta M. Crosley, 60, passed away May 24, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are husband, Thomas Crosley; daughter, Masina (Rodney Winchester) Crosley; grandchildren, Tai Yusuf Morris II, and Damion James Abernethy; siblings, Feso Malufau, Saili Malufau, Filemu Malufau, Ao Malufau, Siloi Ata, Siaosi Malufau, Malia Malufau-Motuga, Maleta Malufau, and Peniamina Malufau; and her dog, Star Tata...
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Addilyn J. Wallace

May 24, 2016

Infant, Addilyn J. Wallace, was stillborn, May 24, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital. She is survived by her parents, Andrew and Michelle Wallace. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Lawrence J. Cochren

May 23, 2016

Lawrence J Cochren , 68, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016 at Lamplight Assisted Living in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Lawrence worked as a electronic technician with GTE/Verizon for 35 years, retiring in 2011. He was a member of the 3 D band and enjoyed spending time with the family, reading books and teaching guitar lessons. He was also involved with Soarin' Hawk Raptor Rehab....
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Dorothy L. Rios

May 21, 2016

Dorothy L. Rios, 80, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016. She was a native and lifetime resident of Ft. Wayne and was a homemaker. Surviving are her sons Eric A. (Christine) Tun, Hilario A. (Theresa) Rios, Jr. daughter, Teresa M. Despos, brother, James (Sally) Huhn all of Fort Wayne, IN; 9 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren . Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Pauline...
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Thomas F. Martin

May 21, 2016

Thomas F. Martin, 72, passed away May 21, 2016. Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Peggy Sue Martin; daughters, Brooke Logan and Shelly Martin; step daughter, Kelle Hartman; grandchildren, Jada Dominguez, Kaylee Hartman; Jazmyn Scott and Justine Martin; brothers, Jack (Pat) Martin; and Jay (Sharon) Ponchak; sisters Irene (Everett) Porter of Estero FL and Patricia (Charlie Hughes of...
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Heather M. Chernen

May 19, 2016

Heather M. Chernen , 63, passed away May 19, 2016 at Visiting Nurse. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Dontay DeWayne White

May 19, 2016

Dontay DeWayne White, 17, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Dontay was a junior at Snider High School. Surviving are his parents, DeWayne and Kandell White of Fort Wayne; his siblings, Shyanne Cox and Keenen White; best friends and his brothers, Brandin and Jerrad Newman; his grandparents, many cousins, and friends. Memorials may be made to the family.
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Gregory A. Vachon

May 18, 2016

Gregory A.. Vachon, 57, passed away May 18, 2016. He lived the life of a young man and enjoyed spending time with his friends. His favorite past time was watching Colts football and was a "die hard fan" . Surviving are his parents, Jerome R. and Elizabeth Vachon; son Garrett Vachon; daughter Meagan Vachon; sisters Renee Williams; Lori Chaney; Lisa Gick; brothers David Vachon, and Shane...
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Orville (Gene) Fitzsimmons

May 17, 2016

Orville "Gene" Fitzsimmons, 43, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Orville worked as a painter with Shar Systems Inc. for 3 years. He enjoyed playing pool for James Miller P J's Entertainment and also working and tinkering around the house. Surviving are his mother, Kathern Romines of Fort Wayne, IN; brothers, Michael Clark of TN and...
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Eldon L. Bauer

August 24, 1918 - May 17, 2016

Eldon L. Bauer, 97, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016. He was born in Williams County, OH on August 24, 1918 to Harold and Hildreth Bauer. Eldon worked with the Dana Corporation for 31 years. He was a member of Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church. Surviving are his son, Roger Bauer of Lakeland, FL. Eldon was preceded in death by wife, Garnett Bauer; two daughters; and his parents....
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Clarence F. Stuart

May 17, 2016

Clarence Stuart, 78 at the age of passing, graduated from high school in the American Zone of the Panama Canal in 1957, he received three important gifts. One was a partial scholarship to Taylor University in Marion, arranged by one of his teachers, an American missionary. From his father, he received $100. Then his father gave him a second gift: a one-way ticket to the United States. ...
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Jolene Welch

May 17, 2016

Jolene Welch, 87, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Schaal, AR, Jolene was a member of Southwest Church of Christ who's primary passions in life were her church and family. Surviving are her daughter, Cindy (Mark) Deister of Fort Wayne; and granddaughters, Jessica, Sonya and Kara Deister. Jolene was preceded in death by her husband, George...
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Clyde W. Durbin

May 16, 2016

Clyde W. Durbin, 97, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016. Clyde enjoyed fishing, gardening, working in his yard, spending time with his family and his numerous pets over the years. Surviving are his sister Wanda (Manuel) Ferandis of Fort Wayne and many extended family members. Clyde was preceded in death by his parents William and Ollie Durbin, wife, LaDonna Durbin, sons Thomas and Keith Durbin....
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Shirlee Mai Smith

May 16, 2016

Shirlee Mai Smith, 92, of Fort Wayne left us on May 16, 2016. Shirlee was a force of nature and will be dearly missed by those who survive her including her daughter, Dia Felice Smith Salogga; her son, Jason Smith; her grandchildren, Piper Salogga; Jack Smith; Hannah Smith; and a great granddaughter, Amelia Salogga Worthington. Shirlee was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Roger...
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Lee A. Winkle

May 15, 2016

Lee A. Winkle, 59, passed away Sunday morning, May 15th, 2016. Lee moved to Story Lake, the place he loved most. He enjoyed fishing and being in the company of his friends. Surviving are his brother, Kim (Teresa) Winkle of Fort Wayne; sister, Lynn (Randy) Adams of Fort Wayne; best friend and soul mate, Linda Baker of Angola; IN and nieces and nephews. Lee was preceded in death by his father, Jack...
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Rex McClurg

May 14, 2016

Rex McClurg was 44 when he went to be with the lord on May 14th. Surviving are his father, Charles (Belle) McClurg mother, Karen Ohning, sister, Teresa (Brandon) Johnson, brother, Brian (Carlene) McClurg, son, Charles McClurg, step-brother, Benjamin Hamilton, step-sisters, Cammie Reed , and Neva Stouder, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins ....
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Barbara R. Schumm

May 14, 2016

Barbara R. Schumm, 94, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016. Barbara worked at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles for 27 years. Surviving are her daughters, Donna Jean (Drex) Fugate; Pamela S. Van; Judith A. (Ronald) Acks; son, Donald Kurt (Kim) Schumm; brother, Roland Dean "Jake" Baker; grandchildren: Christian and Trevor Van, Jeffrey (Holly) Reader, Shannon (Misty) Parisot, Shane (Jodi) Parisot,...
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Charlotte M. Brase

May 14, 2016

Charlotte M. Brase, 100, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Charlotte worked at G.E. during WWII. Charlotte loved to fish and was an incredible baker. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara K. (Mark) Comparet of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Patrick W. (Deb) Brase of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Daniel C. Brase of Monroeville, IN; daughter-in...
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Marsha J. Hettinger

May 13, 2016

Marsha J. Hettinger, 45, passed away Friday, May 13, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Bradley S. Hettinger; parents, Roy and Joyce Edwards; sons: Jessie (Hillary Harter) Steger, Gerald "Jr." Steger, Jr., Joseph (Bobbi) Bruner, and Zachary (Nijia Bryant) Steger; daughter, Nicole (Jeremiah) Kelley; 5 grandchildren; sister, Sarah Edwards; brother, Roy (Krissy) Edwards, Jr.; and 5...
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Lynnette J. Lengacher

May 11, 2016

Lynnette J. Lengacher, 60, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016. She was a LPN with Parkview Hospital for 30 years, retiring in 2009. Surviving are her children, Ahnnah (Sebastian Macris) Lengacher, Claneice (Josh) Rybolt; and Clarence Lengacher; grandchildren, Austin, Jonathan, Bryan, Laila, and Isabella; sisters, Marge Potts; and Jeri Bartles; and companion, Charles Stroud. Lynnette was...
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Ri-lyn Myluv McDowell

May 11, 2016

Infant, Ri-lyn Myluv McDowell, was stillborn, May 11, 2016 at Dupont Hospital. She is survived by her mother, Katie Sutton and father, Contreal McDowell. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Joseph (Joe) Barva

May 10, 2016

Joseph "Joe" Barva, 62, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Surviving are his mother, Ollie (Robert) Voght of Fort Wayne, significant other, Linda Main of Hamilton, IN; siblings, Mary Jo (Jimmy) Warren, Debra Barva, Ronda (Kelvin) Murphy, Bobbi (Brian) Brokaw, Gerald Barva, Lynn (Mary) Barva, and Ralph Barva; step-children, Brian Main and Lori Shephard; and 2 grandchildren. Joe was preceded in...
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Ronald Carney

May 9, 2016

Ronald Carney , 76, passed away Monday, May 9, 2016. Ronald worked as a machine Operator with Dana Corporation in Ft. Wayne, IN for 42 years. Surviving are his brother Robert (Barbara) Carney Jr. of New Alexandria PA; nephew Robert Carney, III of Fort Wayne, IN; nieces, Missy (Brian) Gee of Ft. Wayne, IN: Amy (Jon) Solaro-Geraghty of Pleasant Lake, IN: Ronald was preceded in death by his...
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Claudia L. Medsker

May 8, 2016

Claudia L. Medsker , 71, passed away May 8, 2016 at Summit City Nursing Home. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Mary E. Mickelini

May 8, 2016

Mary E. Mickelini, 85, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Woodview Health Care Center. Born in Clinton, Indiana, Mary graduated from Central Catholic High School. Surviving are her sister, Clara Bloom of Fort Wayne, and several nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Oliva Michelini, brother, Lamberto Mickelini, and sister, Gelsomina Mickelini. Private...
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Barbara L. Greene

May 6, 2016

Barbara L. Greene, 63, passed away May 6, 2016 surrounded by her family and best friend. Barb worked for Community Cancer Care in Indianapolis before moving to Dallas. She is survived by her sisters Linda Maynard of Churubusco, Sandra Johnston of Fort Wayne, brother Paul Greene of Zelienople, PA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Warren and Maxine (Hampshire) Greene. Private Family...
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Mary Lou Fisher

May 6, 2016

Mary Lou Fisher, 86, passed away Friday, May 6, 2016 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her sisters, Loretta (Harvey) Berg of Payson, AZ; Carol J. (Byron) Hoover of Fort Wayne, IN; M. Marie Fisher of Ft. Wayne, IN. Mary Lou was preceded in death by her parents Chester E. and Georgianna Fisher, brothers, John T. and Robert. Private burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne...
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Debra Bailey

May 4, 2016

Debra Bailey, 60, passed away May 4, 2016 at in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her father, Earl D. Richards; daughter, Janelle Bailey; sons, Jamie Richards, S.E. Richards, Kameron Bailey; brothers, Randall Stiegerwald, Sr., Russell (Robin) King,Delbert Thorn, Jr., John Richards; sisters, Carolyn (Roy) Stocksdale, Sue Richards, and Jeannie Richards; and grandchildren, Paige, Mercedes, Trey,...
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Dennis L. Berlin

May 4, 2016

Dennis L. Berlin , 51, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Glen Ridge, NJ, Dennis worked as a custodian with Whitley County Hospital. Dennis enjoyed watching Nascar and loved animals. He was a member of Arcola United Methodist Church. Surviving are his mother, Alys Mae Berlin; brothers, Roger A. Berlin of Fort Wayne, Steve (Catherine) Berlin of New...
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Jonathan Andualem Michael (Smiles) Mortensen

February 1, 2008 - May 2, 2016

Jonathan Andualem Michael "Smiles" Mortensen, 8, was taken Monday, May 2, by Batten Disease but is now walking with Jesus. He fought like Superman, but he suffered enough. He can now see, smile, and is seizure free. Originally from Ethiopia, Jonathan Smiles impacted thousands of lives through his spunk, smile, and spirit. Surviving are his parents, Michael and Christine (La Rue) Mortensen, Fort...
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Linda L. Fletcher

May 2, 2016

Linda L. Fletcher, 78, passed away Monday, May 2, 2016. Linda worked as a waitress and cook with Howard Johnson/Holiday Inn - Terrace Room for 40yrs years. Surviving are her sons, Robert (Brenda) Landis; Loren (Carolyn) Landis; Tim (Benita) Landis; 11 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; brother, James Roeback; and sister, Merris Reimschisel. Linda was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Reuben B. Saturday, Jr.

August 10, 1928 - May 1, 2016

Reuben Saturday Jr., 87, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 at home surrounded by his children. Born in Savannah, GA, Reuben was in good standing as a member of Sheetmetal Workers Union Local #20 for 53 years. Surviving are his son, Marion (Debbie) Saturday of Grabill, IN; daughters, Clara "Nell" Croteau of New Haven, IN; Victoria Christine (Jeff) Phelps of Kokomo, IN; Jean Saturday (Mike) Whitley...
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Michael H. Wisniewski

May 1, 2016

Michael H. Wisniewski, 65, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 at his home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his "better half", Becky Beckman; daughters, Carissa Wisniewski and Sabrina Wisniewski; and step-son, Tug (Jackie Wilson) Beckman; grandchildren: Breesha, Desiree, Cainan, Jazmyn, Laythen and the Wilsons; great-granddaughter, Marriana; sisters, Joan Belchner; and Janet (Steve) Leiter; good...
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Lillian L. Ladig

May 1, 2016

Lillian L. Ladig, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday May 1, 2016. She is survived by her daughter, Loretta (David) Lehman of Duncannon, PA; sons, Bernard (Cheryl) Ladig of Fort Wayne, IN and Richard (Michele) Ladig of Venice, FL; grandsons Tom Ladig and Forrest Lehman; and great grandchildren Jamie Aguirre and Harrison Lehman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Ladig and her...
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Jody G. Conley

April 29, 2016

Jody G. Conley, 60, passed away Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. Surviving are his wife, Debbie L. Conley (Edwards) of New Haven; mother, Wanda Phillips of New Haven; sons, Patrick Conley of Indianapolis and Adam (Melinda) Conley of Fort Wayne; grandsons, Jackson and Mason Conley; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, LuAnn and Mike McDonough of Van Wert; niece,...
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William R. Walker

April 28, 2016

William R. Walker, 93, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Lois "Jeanne" Walker of Fort Wayne; and nieces: Carolynne (David Langdon) McComb of Fort Wayne, Kristine (Wes) Bradley of Indianapolis, Cheryl (Doug) Potter of Fort Wayne, and April (Robert) Anderson of Decherd, TN. William was preceded in death by his parents,...
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Betty Jean King

April 28, 2016

Betty Jean King, 84, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Woodcrest Health Care in Decatur IN.
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Liana J. Brase

April 28, 2016

Gordon and Betty Hovarter and sister, Jana Becker. Surviving are her husband, Daniel Brase of Monroeville, IN; son, Jeremy (Mariana) Trogdon of New Haven, IN; grandchildren, Austin Goggans, David Trogdon, Daniel Trogdon, and Elizabeth Trogdon; sister, Vana Manz of FL; and brother, Len (Candie) Hovarter of MI. Liana was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Betty Hovarter and sister, Jana...
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Keith L. Sanftner

April 27, 2016

Keith L Sanftner, 67, fell asleep in the Lord on April 27th after a lifelong battle with diabetes. Keith was a wonderful father, loving husband, and a brilliant educator whose encyclopedic knowledge was legendary among his family, friends, and students. Keith was an Eagle Scout and an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed photography, cycling, camping, hiking, and off-roading. While earning his bachelor's...
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Donna R. Thompson

April 27, 2016

Donna R. Thompson, 59, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Bluffton, IN, Donna worked as a License Practical Nurse with several hospitals and nursing homes around Fort Wayne. Surviving are her brother, Barry Lee Thompson; sister, Sue Ann Schrader; nephew, Paul Schrader; niece, Christina Kay (Al) Wantroba; grand niece Olivia; and her adopted families, the Metzgers...
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Donna Jean (VanDolah) Gammon

April 27, 2016

Pastor Donna Jean (VanDolah) Gammon, 77, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Donna served as pastor for 20 years with various local churches. She was a member of the Fort Wayne Chapter of the American Business Women. Surviving are her children Mark Gammon; and Jacqueline Melton; 4 grandchildren, Nicole, Natalie, Noelle, and Matthew; great-grandson Colt; ...
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Robert (Bob) L. Nichols, Sr.

April 27, 2016

Robert "Bob" L. Nichols, Sr., 85, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Robert was born in DeKalb County to the late Ira and Mildred Nichols. Robert was a Korean War Air Force veteran. He was the owner and operator of Advance Sewer Services for 53 years, retiring in 2015. He was a member of the American Legion #82, Summit City Lodge 170, F.&A.M. Scottish Rite, Shriner and part of the Mispah...
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James E. Daughtry

April 26, 2016

James E. Daughtry, 79, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, James was a U S Army Korean War veteran and worked as the business agent with Local 901 for years 25, retiring in 2000. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Margaret Daughtry of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Kelley (Richard) Stein of Grabill, IN; son, Jeff (Jennifer) Daughtry of Waterloo, IN; sister, Beverly...
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Kay Lynn Jaxtheimer

April 26, 2016

Kay Lynn Jaxtheimer, loving mother and grandmother, departed this world Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Born in Huntington, IN, to George and Edna (Hendry) Casper, she graduated with honors from South Side High School and married William Jaxtheimer in 1957. Kay worked many years in the Banking field before switching to Data Processing with Verizon. She retired in 1983 as a Data Operations Supervisor....
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Michael J. Vorndran

April 25, 2016

Michael J. Vorndran, 58, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Michael worked as a welder with ConRail and previously was the owner of Mike's Racing Collectibles. Michael served his country as a member of the U.S. Marine Corp. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson, fishing, and cheering for Alabama Football. Surviving are his wife, Jori Ann Vorndran of...
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Betty L. Dannells

April 25, 2016

Betty L. Dannells , 83, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 at Byron Health Center in Fort Wayne. Service is 11:00 am, April 29, 2016 at Byron Health Center Chapel, 12101 Lima Road with calling one hour prior. Burial in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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Rita B. Kendrick

April 25, 2016

Rita B. Kendrick, 95, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 at Lutheran Life Villages. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Rita was a graduate of Elmhurst High School and worked as a food server with Elco Tap for 25 years. She was a member of Risen Savior Lutheran Church and volunteered at Indian Village Elementary School. Surviving are her sons, John Max (Bobbie) Kendrick of Lagrange, IN, James (Paulette)...
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James Joseph Goheen, Sr.

April 23, 2016

James Joseph Goheen, Sr., 88, passed away April 23 ,2016 in Coventry Meadows Nursing Home, Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born the third child of fifteen children of Esther and Harry Goheen, Sr. in Huntington, West Virginia on February 21, 1928. "Jimmy" or "Mr. Goheen, Sir", was an active member of the Fort Wayne community contributing his time and manner for over 60 years, often seen wearing his...
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Bernard F. Lothamer

April 22, 2016

Bernard F. Lothamer, 81, passed away at his home on Friday, April 22, 2016 surrounded by his wife of 55 years and daughters. Born on June 1, 1934, Bernard worked with the Dana Corporation for 45 years. Surviving are his wife, Ruthanne Lothamer; his daughters, Brenda (Michael) Eifrid, Joyce (David) Reynolds, Judy (Rick) Goshert, and Amy (Jean-Paul) Carter of Fort Wayne; 11 grandchildren; and...
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Gary R. Gilliom

April 21, 2016

Gary R. Gilliom, 62, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Gary worked as a software engineer, and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Gary was an avid golfer, loved volunteering at the Dupont Ambulatory Surgical Center, and enjoyed neighborhood walks with his dog Rose. Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Christina Gilliom of Fort Wayne; mother, Shirley...
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Gaynetta J. (Pooch) Everson

April 20, 2016

Gaynetta J. "Pooch" Everson, 81, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Gaynetta was a graduate of New Haven High School and also attended Central Catholic High School. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be greatly missed by her family. Surviving are her husband, Kimsey Everson of Fort Wayne;...
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Bree Michelle LaBuda

April 20, 2016

Bree Michelle LaBuda, 40, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born September 1, 1975 in South Bend, IN. Bree graduated from Plymouth High School in 1993. Surviving are her father, Timothy LaBuda of South Bend, IN; mother, Virginia (Daryl) Holycross of Plymouth, IN; her children, Collyn Slough; Dru Conley; Perry Carter; Garrett Carter; and...
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Dale A. Kinsey

April 19, 2016

Dale A. Kinsey , 53, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN, Dale had worked as a painter and flooring installer. Surviving are his father, Lewis S. Kinsey; brother, Richard (Jennifer) Kinsey, sister, Virda Kinsey. Dale was preceded in death by mother, Gladys Kinsey, siblings Carloyn Sue Mabe, Irene Mabe, Lawrence Kinsey. Service is 11:00 am, Monday, April 25, 2016 at...
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George Phillip Ripple

April 19, 2016

George Phillip Ripple, 96, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the Captain James A Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago IL. Surviving are his son, David A. (Sheri) Ripple of Newburgh, IN; daughter, Linda K (George J) Jackson of Lake Forest, IL; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren and several cousins, nieces and nephews . George was preceded in death by his parents...
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Norman M. Stephan

April 18, 2016

Norman M, Stephan, 83, died peacefully at his home in Orlando, FL., on April 18, 2016. He leaves his wife of 58 years, Ruth (Ward) Stephan, his sons, Douglas Stephan and his wife JoAnn, and Craig Stephan; his grandchildren Alexa, Paul, and Elia Stephan; two sisters, Emily Lindenberg, and Sandra Stephan-Wood; and two brothers, John and David Stephan. After graduating from North Side H.S, he earned...
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Clifford Gaze

April 18, 2016

Clifford Gaze, 57, passed away Monday, April 18, 2016 in Leo. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Clifford worked as a Truck Driver for many years. Surviving are his mother, Rosemary (Raymond) Grivett; brothers, Jeffery Gaze of Fort Wayne, and Brian (Kimberly) Gaze of Hamilton, IN; step-mother, Janie Gaze; 4 nieces, 2 nephews, 4 great-nieces and 1 great-nephew. Clifford was preceded in death by his father,...
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Michael Sheehan

April 17, 2016

Michael Sheehan , 54, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his mother, Carole Sheehan, father, Harold "Bruce" Sheehan, brothers, Eric (Jamie) Sheehan, Matthew (Kristina) Sheehan; sisters Lisa M. (Roger) Hormann; Kelly (Robert) Mouch; step-sister, Jennifer (Keith) Pranger, half- brother, Harold "Brucie" Sheehan, Jr. 4 nephews, a niece and a great niece. Michael was...
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Louis R. Steinbacher

April 16, 2016

Louis R. Steinbacher, 80, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his son, Joseph E. (Jan) Steinbacher of Fort Wayne, IN; grandson, Joshua Emberlin; 2 great-grandchildren; brothers, William and Stephen Steinbacher; sisters, Sharon and Rose Ann; beloved niece, Marilyn Reidenbach and several other nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers,...
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Norman Andre Richards

March 11, 1928 - April 15, 2016

Norman Andre Richards, 88, died on April 15, 2016. He was born March 11, 1928 at Saint Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. Lived in Roanoke until 1955. His parents were the late Ansel and Jeanne Richards, and his late sister, Emilie Gadient, who passed September 5, 2008 at age 86. He has one nephew, Jim Gadient of Dallas, Texas, cousin Alan Richards of Fort Wayne, and his long time friend,...
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Jamie S. Martin

April 13, 2016

Jamie S. Martin , 40, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Survivors include her husband, Michael Taing; daughter, Alexis Martin; brother, Troy Ditaway, all of Fort Wayne; sister, Charity Martin; grandmother, Mildred Foor; and uncle, Terry (Kay) Foor. Jamie was preceded in death by father, Jerry Martin; and mother, Tamara Ditaway. Memorials may be made to the Education fund to...
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Brenda Lee Beasley

April 12, 2016

Brenda Lee Beasley, 54, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in Fort Wayne. A memorial gathering will be held Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 4-8 pm at 2224 Oliver Street.
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Gloria Pranger

April 12, 2016

Gloria Pranger , 66, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Service is 1:00 pm, April 18, 2016 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave with calling 1hr prior. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the AWS Foundation. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.
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Clarke Craig

April 10, 2016

Clarke Craig, 4 months old, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2016 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, IN. Surviving are his parents, Heather L and Quentin J Craig of Garrett, IN; twin-brother, Quentin J Craig, Jr.; sisters, Ava'Mae and Nevaeh Craig; brothers, Alexzander and Matthew Craig and Christian London; grandparents, Tony and Maureen Miller of Fort Wayne, IN; grandfather, Johnny Craig of...
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Terry A. Schultz

April 10, 2016

Terry A. Schultz , 70, passed away April 10, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Jeffery Neal

April 6, 2016

Jeffery Neal, 55, passed away April 6, 2016. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue.
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Thomas Paul Klee

November 20, 1933 - April 6, 2016

Thomas Paul Klee, 82, of Fort Wayne, died peacefully on April 6, 2016. Born November 20, 1933, in Bloomington, Tom was the youngest of 6 children born to Joseph and Cecilia (Kluemper) Klee. After serving in Wiesbaden, Germany, with the US Army, Tom and the former Mary Ellen Voisard married and relocated to Ft. Wayne. Tom worked 35 years for the Lincoln National Life Ins. Co., retiring in 1996....
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Theodore (Ted) E. Jones

April 4, 2016

Theodore "Ted" E. Jones, 79, passed away Monday, April 4, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Rosemary Jones; and 3 sons, Gary (Sue); Thomas (Sandy); Andy (Amanda); 7 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Private family services will be held at a later date. To view online obituary, go to www.mccombandsons.com.
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Shirlee A. Geise

April 3, 2016

Shirlee A. Geise, 88, passed away April 3, 2016. Surviving are sons, Michael (Debbie) Geise; Patrick Geise; daughter, Linda Jackson; son, James Geise; daughter, Sandra Smith; son, Todd Geise; daughter, Christine Whitaker; brother, James Heiniger; sister, Jeanne Dagler; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death father, Albert...
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Elizabeth A. Aubrey

April 3, 2016

Elizabeth A. Aubrey, 92, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016 at New Haven Care & Rehabilitation. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Elizabeth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, baking, crochet, and playing games with the children. Surviving are her children, Richard (Louise) Aubrey, Gary (Margaret) Aubrey, Chris (Robert) Mulligan;...
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Joe Kyler

April 1, 2016

Joe Kyler , 65, passed away Friday, April 1, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are nephew, Kenneth White and nieces, Kathleen (Jason) Dunfee and Kerry White of Fort Wayne, IN. Joe was preceded in death by parents, Rudolph R. and Lillie E. Kyler, and sister, Martha White. Memorial service to be held by family at a later date.
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