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Dewayne Ryan

July 3, 2015

Dewayne Ryan, 66, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015, at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in East Liverpool, OH, Dewayne was Co-Owner of Ryan Dry Wall. He was a member of the Maumee Lodge 725 F & AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Fort Wayne, and Mizpah Shrine. He loved attending shrine functions, Northside Basketball and babysitting great nieces, Humaira, Na'Liah, and Nazli. Surviving are his sister,...
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Donna B. Kite

July 2, 2015

Donna B. Kite, 92, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her sons, Glenn (Amy) Kite, Melvin Wilson, daughters, Marsha McCoy, Kay (John) Neat, Cheryl (Carl) Cook; and daughter Cindy (Lynn) Harp; 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren, and a sister, Dorothy Haag. Donna was preceded in death by Spouse, William Kite; parents, Thomas...
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Sandra L. Benz

July 1, 2015

Sandra L Benz , 72, passed away July 1, 2015 at Hospice Home. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Vernon H. Howard

June 28, 2015

Vernon H. Howard, 75, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015 at home in Fort Wayne. Calling will be Thursday, July 2, 2015, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
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Don Edwin Childs

June 25, 2015

Don Edwin Childs, 87, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015 at his home in Columbia City. Born in Colling, MI, Don served in the U.S. Navy during WWII from 1945 - 1949. Later he was a self employed contractor for 34 years, retiring in 1993. He was a life member of American Legion Post #241 and VFW 10006. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Jennie May Childs of Columbia City; son, Jeffrey ...
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Keith C. Everson

June 23, 2015

Keith C. Everson, 92, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at home. Born in Edgerton, IN, Keith worked as a Yard Conductor with Conrail for 44 years, retiring in 1985 and was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Surviving are his son, Keith L (Kathy) Everson of Noblesville, IN; granddaughter, Karla Bredemeyer; grandson, Karey (Debbie) Bredemeyer both of Noblesville, IN; granddaughter, Dr. Kelly ...
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Daniel R. Lay

June 22, 2015

Daniel R. Lay, 62, passed away June 22, 2015 at his home. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Dean G. Gillett

June 22, 2015

Dean G. Gillett died peacefully at the VA Hospital on June 22, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Karen, of 51 years, daughter, Kelly (Britt) Critser; son, Kyle Gillett; four grandchildren, James Akins, Josh (Heather) Akins, Danielle Akins, Lukas Gillett, and two great grandchildren, Dakota and Isabelle. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Bertha Gillett, and brother, Clifford. ...
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Jerry L. Williams

June 21, 2015

Jerry L. Williams , 67, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. He was Born in Dougherty , CA, and graduated HS in Engle wood Co. He was a US Navy Veteran and served during the Viet Nam War. Jerry was General Contractor for many years. He enjoyed boating on the Ohio River and was a 10 year member of the Cincinnati Four Seasons Yacht Club and also enjoyed riding his Harley....
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Mary Hernandez

June 18, 2015

Mary Hernandez, 88, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Taylor, TX, Mary loved serving her family as homemaker. She will be remembered by her children as one who loved to give to many people and organizations throughout her life. Mary loved attending her church Most Precious Blood Catholic Church where she was a member. She loved traveling with her husband, gardening,...
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Marilyn B. Tellman

June 18, 2015

Marilyn B. Tellman, 87, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015. Surviving are her son, David (Virginia) Tellman; daughter, Linda (Don) McAbee; son, Michael (Sue) Tellman; daughter, Anne (Pat) Blaising; daughter, Carol (Tim) Hagan; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Marilyn was preceded in death by husband, James Tellman. Private Graveside Service at a later date. Memorials may be...
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Stacie L. McCammon

June 17, 2015

Stacie L. McCammon, 51, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughter, Jessica (Mark Manes) Heseman; son, Joel (Julie) Heseman; granddaughter, Graclynn Rose; companion, Robert Rickord; father, Stephen G. McCammon; step-father, Steve Harris; and sister, Stephanie (Donald) Owens. Stacie was preceded in death by her mother, Charlotte C. McCammon; step...
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Eileen H. (Staley) Benner

June 17, 2015

Eileen H. (Staley) Benner, 86, passed away June 17, 2015. Surviving are son, David Benner; daughters, Kathleen Benner and Laura (Rick) Hartman; grandchildren, Mike (Talitha) Benner; Sarah Benner; Brittany (Mark) Gerber and Ashley (Justin) Sarrazin; great-grandchild, Wyatt Gerber; lifelong friends, Lois (Joe) Potts; Joanne (Don) Adams; and sister-in-law, Terri Benner. She was preceded in...
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Evelyn A. Ragan

June 14, 2015

Evelyn A. Ragan , 76, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2015. Born in Middlesex, England. Evelyn moved to Ft. Wayne in 1963. Surviving are her husband, Duane Ragan of Fort Wayne, IN son, Vernon (Deborah) Leffler of OH son, Shaun Leffler of Andrews, IN daughter, Karen (Mike) Marchbanks of Flint, MI daughter, Michelle Couch of MI. sister Irene (Reginald W.) Denny and 10 grandchildren. Evelyn was...
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Jacqueline J. Dettmer

June 14, 2015

Jacqueline "Jackie" Joan Dettmer (Lindemann), went to her heavenly home on June 14, 2015 at the age of 88. Born August 18, 1926 in Decatur, Indiana, Jackie was the daughter of the late William and Alvena (Dibble) Lindemann. She married her childhood sweetheart on May 18, 1946. A graduate of Ossian High School class of 1944, she went on to study cosmetology at the Warner Beauty College. Upon...
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Albert J. Zimmerman

June 12, 2015

Albert J. Zimmerman, 91, passed away Friday, June 12, 2015 at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne. Born in Elkhart, IN. Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Marjorie Zimmerman of Fort Wayne; sons: Taylor C. (Carol) Zimmerman of Fort Wayne, Stanley A. (Arleen) Zimmerman of Cedar Grove, NJ, Allen L. Zimmerman of Fort Wayne, Dwight D. (Krista) Zimmerman of Fort Wayne, and John W. (Faith)...
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Arlene Weirauch

June 11, 2015

Arlene Weirauch, 74, entered into her heavenly home, now safe in arms of Jesus, Thursday, June 11, 2015. Surviving are sister, Marsha (Fred) Grotrian; Cousins Patty (Paul) Agema; Debby Finnegan; step-son, Scott Weirauch; mother-in-law, Nancy Biscardi; sister-in-law, Doris Allen; 2 Grandsons, long time friend Mary Goble, and her very special pal, her dog "Bubba". She was preceded in...
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Lannette S. Howard

June 10, 2015

Lannette S. Jones-Howard, 47, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Surviving are her mother, Peggy (Daniel) LaTurner; biological father, Thomas Parker; daughters: Sarah Ann Jones; Bobbie Jo (Horia) Jones-Malutan, Megan McBain, Jessica Jones, and Rebecca (Zachary) Jones-Hall; 9 grandchildren; brother, Kevin Frazier-Jones; and sister, Alena Laggner. Lannette was preceded in death by her father,...
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Bessie Mae (Hartman) Curler

June 10, 2015

Bessie Mae (Hartman) Curler, 88, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Bessie is survived by her son-in-law, Dale Yurt of Auburn; 2 grandsons, Dale and Kip Yurt; 3 great grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Otto Hartman of Riverside, CA and David Hartman of Aikens, SC. Bessie was preceded in death by husband, Fred Merl Curler; parents, Gretto Hartman and Verland Mundy; son,...
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Lindy G. Moss

June 8, 2015

Lindy G. MOSS, 88, passed into the arms of the Lord on Monday, June 8, 2015, at Woodview. Born in Hobart, IN. on July 21, 1926, he was the son of the late Glenn Moss and Gladys Pleake. Raised in Hobart, he attended and graduated from Hobart High School. Lindy served in the United States Army Air Corps during WWII.Lindy earned three degrees from Indiana University; a BS in business in 1949, an AB...
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Calvin (Cal) Marker

June 5, 2015

Calvin "Cal" Marker, 58, passed away June 5, 2015. Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Laura Marker; daughter, Olivia (Thomas) Slattery; 2 grandchildren, Aiden and Brody; brother, Steve (Deb) Marker; sisters, Julia Marker; sister, Rose (Mike) Murphy; sister, Sally (Jay) Brandon; and many nieces and nephews. Calvin was preceded in death by his parents, Lowell and Mary Marker. Memorials...
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Mary (Polly) Lipscomb

June 4, 2015

Mary "Polly" Lipscomb, 101, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Ann Arbor, MI, Polly worked as a registered nurse for many years in the Fort Wayne area. Polly served her country as a member of the US Army Nurse Corp during WWII. She recently was honored on May 20, 2015 by traveling on the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. with her son. Polly was also a member of...
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Garnett V. (Washler) Bauer

June 3, 2015

Garnett V. (Washler) Bauer, 94, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2015. She married Eldon Bauer May 11, 1941. Garnett was a Secretary with Norfolk & Southern for 18 years and a member of Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband of 74 years, Eldon Bauer of Fort Wayne and son, Roger Bauer of Lakeland, FL. She was preceded in death by two daughters and one sister, Helen...
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Sarah J. Roemke

June 3, 2015

Sarah J. Roemke, 85, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Born in Dekalb County, IN, Sarah was a member of UCT and the Red Hat Group of Heritage Park. She was a giver at heart and enjoyed playing Bingo and spending time with her family. Surviving are her children, Jane Hansen of Fort Wayne, Jo A. (Mike) Robertson of Columbia City, and Garry (Jan) Roemke, Jr. of Fort Wayne; 13 grandchildren; and...
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Marie T. deVega

June 3, 2015

Marie T. deVega, 93, passed away June 3, 2015 at Kingston Care Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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C. Philip Andorfer

June 3, 2015

C. Philip Andorfer, 80, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Phil was a partner at Leonard J. Andorfer & Co. for 58 years. Phil was an R.O.T.C graduate from Loyola University and was active duty in the army at Fort Benning, GA and Fort Leonard Wood, MO. He was also a past member of the Fort Wayne Park Board from 1978...
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Phyllis J. McClain

May 21, 1934 - June 1, 2015

Phyllis J. McClain, 81, passed away Monday, June 1, 2015 at home in Fort Wayne. Born in Gibson County, IN, Phyllis sold antiques sales for over 30 years. She was a charter member of St. Joseph United Methodist Church, a past leader and board member of the Girl Scouts for over 20 years. She was an intrepid world traveler and was a chapel organist at Parkview Hospital for over 20 years. ...
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Robert Maraldo

August 30, 1938 - May 29, 2015

Roberto Maraldo, 76, passed away Friday, May 29, 2015. Born in Cavasso Nuovo, Italy, Roberto worked as a Tile and Terazzo Layer with F&M Tile and Terazzo for many years and was a member of the Bricklayers Union for 50 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was an avid gardener. Surviving are his wife, Maria Maraldo; daughters: Ines (Shannon) Adams-Maraldo and Lisa (Michael) Kelly,...
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Robert F. Long

May 29, 2015

Robert F. Long, 55, passed away Friday, May 29, 2015 at his residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Robert worked with ADM for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed spending time with his family, camping, fishing, hunting, and late night sitting by the fire. He also enjoyed country music, Nascar, and college sports. Surviving are his father, James Long of Ravenna, OH;...
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Joyce Madora Collins

May 28, 2015

Joyce Madora Collins, 82, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015. Surviving are her sons, Dennis P (Sherry) Collins and Kevin R Collins; grandchildren, Jason (Tracy); Tyler; Joshua; and Erin (Miles) McKerracher; 4 great-grandchildren and brother, Bruce P (Patricia) Davenport; along with several nieces, nephews and friends. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Lois Davenport,...
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Julie Anne Benkenstein

May 28, 2015

Julie Anne Benkenstein, 52, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Julie worked as a regional supervisor with AVI. Surviving are her father, Steven Newhard of Fort Wayne; sons, Tyler (Shannon) Benkenstein and Jason Benkenstein both of Fort Wayne; daughters, Kristen Benkenstein of Fort Wayne and Amy (Jeff) Poole of Des Moines, IA; 3 grandchildren; brothers, Steven Newhard,...
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Joseph E. Streets

May 27, 2015

Joseph E. Streets, 91, passed away in peace on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Genesis Healthcare in New Haven. Born on April 8, 1924 in Ohio, he worked as a union painter retiring in 1986. Joseph served his country as a member of the US Army during WWII. Joseph was an avid fisherman, loving husband, and father. Joseph is survived by his daughters, Vicki (Dan) Reno; Pam Mathias; and Linda (Rick)...
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Keely A. Spalla

May 26, 2015

Keely A. Spalla , 48, passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2015 at Summit City Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her father, Donald A. Spalla of Traverse City, MI; mother, Gaynl Spalla of Fort Wayne, IN; sister, Kyle A. Spalla of Fort Wayne, IN; brother- Uncle, Lynn (Deb) Kessler of Winsted, CT; brother, Dan (Emilie) Spalla of Traverse City, MI; sister, Annette Bouharb. Memorials may be made to...
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Keely A. Spalla

May 26, 2015

Keely A. Spalla , 48, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Summit City Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her father, Donald A. Spalla of Traverse City, MI; mother, Gaynl Spalla of Fort Wayne, IN; sister, Kyle A. Spalla of Fort Wayne, IN; brother- Uncle, Lynn (Deb) Kessler of Winsted, CT; brother, Dan (Emilie) Spalla of Traverse City, MI; sister, Antette Bouharb.
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James W. (Jim) Trowbridge

May 26, 2015

James W. (Jim) Trowbridge, 83, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015. He was the eldest of twins, born at home November 14, 1931 in Noble County to David and Mildred (Griffith) Trowbridge. On October 12, 1951, he married Doris Biddle in Kendallville, IN. He retired after 27 years as a wire enameller at General Electric. He enjoyed fishing, hunting mushrooms, and gardening. Surviving are his twin...
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Edwina (Eddy) Zielinski Snyder

May 26, 2015

Edwina Zielinski Snyder "Eddy" , 81 died surrounded by her children on May 26, 2015. Born November 10, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, she was the daughter of Dr. Joseph B. and Marie Zielinski. She graduated from Iowa State University in 1955 with her Bachelor of Science Degree. On July 7, 1956, she married James R. Snyder in Chicago, Illinois where they made their home until 1968. In 1968, they...
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Gloria M. Kimmel

May 26, 2015

Gloria M. Kimmel , 87, passed away May 26, 2015. Surviving are her daughter, Marlene (Jack) Shutt of Ft. Wayne,; brother, Lloyd (Hazel) Roberts of Van Wert, OH; 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter, son-in-law, Bob Hicks of KY, daughter-in-law, Kelly Kimmel of Huntington, IN and nieces and nephews to numerous to mention. Gloria was preceded in death by her...
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Vera E. Toyias

May 25, 2015

Vera E. Toyias, 87, went to meet her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 25, 2015. Surviving are her daughters, Debra Hicks of Fort Wayne and Janice Richard of Grapevine, TX; three grandsons, SSGT Matthew Hicks of Hanover, MD; Nathaniel Richard and Joshua Richard, both of Grapevine, TX; brother, Donald Burtt; sisters, Maxine Walda; and Lynda Mihaljevic. Vera was preceded in death by William and...
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Joan E. Kleber

May 25, 2015

Joan E. Kleber, 94, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015, at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Joan was a homemaker and a member of Most Precious Blood Catholic Church; the Rosary Sodality; and VFW #857. Surviving are her daughters, Janet Mosshammer; Rose (Dan) Escobedo; and Kathy Petersen; sons, James (Marilyn) Kleber; and Joseph (Rebecca) Kleber; sister, Mary Ellen...
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Joanne Loew

May 23, 2015

Joanne Loew, 63, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015. Surviving are her daughter, Amanda (Michael Russo) Holland of Rockville, MD; sister, Rose Yeager of Rochester, NY; brother, Robert Loew of West Lafayette; brother, James Loew of Fishers; granddaughter, Violet "Vio" Russo. Joanne was preceded in death by parents, Carl Loew and Violet (Buchanan) Loew; brother, Edward Loew. Memorials may be made...
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Kenneth L. Miller

May 23, 2015

Kenneth L. Miller, 73, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Evansville, IN, Kenneth earned his masters degree from Ball State University. He was a history teacher with Muncie Schools and FWCS for 35 years, retiring in 1997. Kenneth coached track and cross county for many years. He loved his family and cherished his grandchildren. ...
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Jean M. Blair

May 22, 2015

Jean M. Blair, 86, passed away Friday, May 22, 2015 at ManorCare Health Services-Indy South in Indianapolis. She was also a member of the St. Luke Alter Guild and AAL Branch. Surviving are her daughter, Debra K. Obrien of Indianapolis; son, John L. Blair of Bloomington; four granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; and brother, Henry F. Gerdom of Carmel. Memorials may be made to Food for the...
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Delores Kathryn Tomlinson

May 21, 2015

Delores Kathryn Tomlinson, 80, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 at her home in New Haven. Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Jack Tomlinson of New Haven; son, James (Jim) E. Tomlinson of Las Vegas, NV; daughters, Deborah (Paul) Diehl of Harlingen, TX; Julie (Ron) Tomlinson of Woodburn; Diane (Scott) Marks of Chandler, AZ; Kelley Doyle of Fort Wayne; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren;...
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Lisa and Lydia Schmucker

May 21, 2015

Lisa Marie Schmucker,13, and Lydia Rose Schmucker, 11, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015. Surviving are parents, Jerry and Ada Schmucker; brothers, Jerry Lynn (Mattie) Schmucker; Martin Lee Schmucker; Delmar Jay Schmucker; Josiah Japheth Schmucker; sisters, Linda (Lawayne) Graber; Lori Ann Schmucker; Sarah Grace Schmucker; Kayla Joy Schmucker; grandmother, Amanda Schmucker; grandparents,...
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Karen Shelton

May 21, 2015

Karen Shelton , 53, passed away May 21, 2015, at St. Joseph Hospital. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Beverly Ann Aughinbaugh

May 21, 2015

Beverly Ann Aughinbaugh, 84, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015. Surviving are her daughters, Vicki Higgins of Fort Wayne, and Krista Morrolf of New Haven; 2 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter; and brother, Bruce (Nancy) Worster of Saint Leonard, MD. Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Merle Aughinbaugh, and son-in-law, James Michael Higgins. Memorials may be made to the American Lung...
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John S. Premer

May 20, 2015

John S. Premer , 43, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN, John graduated from Snider H.S in 1991. He was a Maintenance Engineer with Mullinix for several years. His passion was playing his guitars and he enjoyed listening to all types of music. John also enjoyed watching horror movies and comedies and collecting movie memorabilia. Surviving are...
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Ida H. Milledge

May 20, 2015

Ida H. Milledge, 86, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Born in Ostheim,Germany, Ida is survived by brother-in-laws, Frank Milledge of Fort Wayne and Wilbur (Phyllis) Milledge of Churubusco. Ida was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Selma Brueckner and her husband, Arvin Milledge. Calling at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 2:00 pm...
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Luella M. Stabler

May 19, 2015

Luella M. Stabler, 92, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at her home with her family by her side. Born in Dixon, OH, Luella was a nursing assistant with Parkview Hospital for 14 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church and a Parkview Hospital volunteer. Surviving are her daughter, Rene D. (Bill) Purcell of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Vanessa (Gregg)...
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Sharon L. Parrot

May 18, 2015

Sharon L Parrot , 70, passed away Monday, May 18, 2015. Surviving are her son, Robert Joseph (Ronna) Parrot of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter in law, Dawn Parrot of Quincy, MI; grandchildren, Mackinzie and Meagan; step grandchildren, Kyle, Wade, Alyssa and Olivia, Kayla and Tyler. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents W Dale and Alice McBride, son, Robert Dale Parrot, brother, Mike McBride. ...
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Caleb Ryan Lewis

May 16, 2015

Our beloved child Caleb Ryan Lewis passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his parents, Jeremy and Angela Lewis; sisters, Faith and Allison Lewis; grandparents, Robert (Deborah) Sterling, Stephen Lewis and Nancy Lewis; great-grandfather, Dwight Lewis; and great-grandmother, Helen Stinnett. Cemetery Service is at 2:00 pm, Thursday, May 21, 2015 at...
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Mitchell J. (Mickey) Markow

May 16, 2015

Mitchell J. "Mickey" Markow, 89, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Surviving are his wife, Gloria C. Markow of Fort Wayne; daughter, Leona (Alan) Ross of American Canyon, CA; son, Raymond Markow of Venice, CA; daughter, Audrey (Armando) Perezselsky of Mesa, AZ; daughter, Amy (Jim) Luther of Fort Wayne; and son, Franklin (Gina) Markow of Rancho...
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Ann E. Sands

May 15, 2015

Ann E. Sands, 66, passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, IN. Surviving are her husband of 45 years, James Sands and her loving dogs Lucy, Maice and Otis . Ann was preceded in death by her parents Floyd and Jennie Morrical, son, Derek Sands, sister in law, Linda Stine.
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Bobby R. Atkinson

May 14, 2015

Bobby R. Atkinson, 61, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in New Castle, IN, Bobby served our country as a US Marine. He was a member of the PAL. Bobby enjoyed crafts, gardening, and his flowers. Surviving are his brother, Bill (LeAnn) Atkinson of Las Vegas, NV, sister, Debbie (Jim) Fraizer of Fort Wayne, longtime companion, Ann Krock of...
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Antonio Rico (Baby Rico) Morales, Jr.

May 12, 2015

Antonio Rico Morales Jr., "Baby Rico", passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Baby Rico did not have a long life, but it was a life lived to the fullest. He was a perfect soul born into an imperfect body. He was the best son, brother, grandson, nephew, and cousin that a family could ask for. He traveled to many states including Florida and Arizona. He put his feet in the sand and ocean. He...
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Robert (Bob) W. Herr

May 10, 2015

Robert (Bob) W. Herr, 87, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Bob was a WWII Navy veteran and earned his mechanical engineering degree from Tri-State University. He worked for Bowmar Instrument Corporation for 34 years, retiring in 1988. He was an extraordinary engineer with 23 patents. He was a member of the American...
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Betty J. Haas

May 10, 2015

Betty J. Haas, 90, died Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Roanoke, IN, Betty worked as an order filler with Fort Wayne Drug for 20 years. Surviving are her daughter, Jane Ann Jantzen of Leo, IN; step-son, Earl O. Haas of Fort Wayne, IN; step-daughters, Sharon M. (Randy) Noakes and Carol L. (Roger) Minnich both of Fort Wayne, IN; 20 grandchildren and 6 great...
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Karen Ann Hancock

May 10, 2015

Karen Ann Hancock, 61, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 in Fort Wayne. She was born in Denver, CO, on November 3, 1953. She married Bruce Hancock in 1975. The family moved to Fort Wayne in 1986, where she pursued her love for all creatures great and small. She is survived by her husband Bruce Hancock; son, Luke (Kristen) Hancock of Pittsburgh; grandson, Wyatt Bruce Hancock; sister, Diane Lynn;...
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Marilyn J. Hart

May 9, 2015

Marilyn J. Hart, "Aunt Meo", 79, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. Born in Fort Wayne, Marilyn was a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne but spent her summers on Adams Lake of Wolcottville since she was 12 years old. She graduated from North Side High School in 1954. She then attended Ball State Teacher's College and earned a Bachelor's degree in education in...
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Lois B. Tannehill

May 8, 2015

Lois B.Tannehill, 89, passed away Friday, May 8, 2015, at home. She was born in Green Bay, WI, on July 10, 1925, and raised in Escanaba, MI. She married James E. Tannehill on Feb 23, 1952, in Chicago, IL. Lois is survived by daughters, Vicki and Carol; son, Steven; step-daughter, Karen Sue (Jim) Procaccino of Osceola, IN; grandsons, Brian Tannehill of Fort Wayne and Jeffrey (Katie Savio)...
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Ramiza Miljkovic

May 8, 2015

Ramiza Miljkovic , 63, passed away May 8, 2015 at her residence in Fort Wayne. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Patrick Joseph Bruggeman

May 7, 2015

Patrick Joseph Bruggeman, 66, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Friends are invited to celebrate his life and legacy at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Rd on Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm with a prayer service at 8:30 pm. Memorials may be made to the International Justice Mission. To sign the online guest book,...
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Stephen (Steve) A. Gaskill

May 7, 2015

Stephen "Steve" A. Gaskill, 73, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Steve graduated from South Side High School in 1959. While at South Side, he was active in their basketball, football, and tennis programs. Steve served in the Army from 1962 to 1965. He was a dedicated Police Officer with the Fort Wayne Police Department for 32 years before...
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Michael J. Brita

May 6, 2015

Michael J. Brita, 62, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Mike was a Realtor with North Eastern Group Realty. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family. Surviving are his daughter, Jessica (John-Michael) Brita-Segyde; son, Matthew (Kaity Dull) Brita; fiancee, Janine Cole; brother, Joseph "Junie" (Pam) Brita; grandchildren, Anthony and Mary all of Fort Wayne; and his...
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Melvin J. Lyttle

May 5, 2015

Melvin J. Lyttle, 95, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Somers Hospice House in Sebring. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Melvin worked as a Set-up Operator with General Electric for 42 years, retiring in 1983. He enjoyed fishing, golf, playing pool. Enjoyed winters in Florida and summers at the lake. Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Diane Lyttle of Lake Wales, FL; sons, Michael (Karen) Lyttle of...
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June L. Kissinger

May 5, 2015

June L. Kissinger, 92, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Auburn, IN, June graduated from North Side High School in 1940. Later she worked as a Secretary with Fruehauf for 20 years. She was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church, North Side High School Alumni Association, and the Red Hat Society. June was an avid golfer and...
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Barbara Hall

May 4, 2015

Barbara Hall , 86, passed away May 4, 2015. Barbara was an avid reader and also enjoyed sewing, needlepoint and playing golf with her husband at Deer Track golf course. Surviving are her husband, John R. Hall, of Fort Wayne, IN sons, Dan (Lisa) Hall of Fishers, IN; John W. (Susan) Hall of Liberty Twp, OH; Tim J. Hall of Lafayette, CO; three grandchildren, Zoe, Jessika and James Hall. Barbara...
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Fred John Eggleston

May 2, 2015

Fred John Eggleston, 91, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Brown County Health & Living Community in Nashville, IN. Born in Branch County, MI, Fred served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1965. Surviving are his wife, Regina Eggleston of Columbus; sons, Michael (Leslie) Eggleston of New Haven & James (Diann) Eggleston of Carmel; daughters, Denise (Andrew) Pajakowski & Sharon (James) Helm, both of...
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Dorothy Walsh

May 2, 2015

Dorothy Walsh left this life on May 2, 2015 at St Anne Home in Fort Wayne, Indiana, surrounded by her family. She was born on September 21, 1929, on the family farm in rural Loves Park, Illinois, to Gust and Edith (Salen) Kindberg. She was active in school and Rural Youth where she made life long friends. Her family moved to Rockford, Illinois, where she graduated from East High School in 1947....
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Laurel L. Shepler

May 1, 2015

Laurel L. Shepler , 60, passed away May 1, 2015. Surviving are her sister, Paula (Garry) Elliott of Fort Wayne, IN; brother, Kenneth (Barbara) Roe of Fort Wayne, IN and several nieces and nephews. Laurel was preceded in death by her parents Laurel A and Pauline Shepler, brother, Bill Shepler, sister, Dawn Dennis. Funeral Service is Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at 2:00 pm at D O McComb Lakeside...
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William J. (Bill) Till

May 1, 2015

William J. "Bill" Till , 82, passed away Friday, May 1, 2015 at Park Place Senior Living in Ft. Wayne. Born in Allen County, IN, He was a graduate of Huntertown High School and Purdue University and served in the Indiana Air National Guard. William worked in Quality Assurance with the U.S. Government for 25 years, retiring in 2004. He was also employed at Magnavox and owned Till Carpet Service....
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Norma Jean Carroll

April 30, 2015

Norma Jean Carroll, 83, passed in peace April 30, 2015. Surviving are her children: Patrick (Nora) Carroll, Teri (Dietrich Jackson) Carroll, Shawn (LueAnn) Carroll, Marc (Michele) Carroll, and Jacqui (Ken Rupel) Carroll; grandchildren: Amber (Eric) Bradley, Erica (Steve Zakarias) Carroll, Michael Carroll, Kyle (Chelsea Ehrhardt) Carroll, Shelby Carroll, and Alexandra Carroll; and great...
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Ann E. Cline

April 27, 2015

Ann E. Cline, 36, passed away April 27, 2015. Born in Portland, OR, Ann was a lab technician with Quadrant. Surviving are her daughter, Kaitlinn E. Cline and son, Russell C. Hedlund, both of Fort Wayne; father, Wiliam R. Cline of Houston, TX; mother, Cynthia E. Chandler of Fort Wayne; sister, Stephane Cline and brother, David (Jessica) Cline, both of Fort Wayne. Service is 2:00 pm, May 2,...
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Sherry F. Klotz

April 26, 2015

Sherry F. Klotz, 51, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015. Sherry was a very caring and loving mother, grandmother and friend. Surviving are her sons, Travis (Julia) Gumbert, and Wesley Klotz; daughter, Brooke Klotz; 3 grandchildren, and life friend, Cari Mader. Service is 10 a.m. Friday at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, with calling 1 hour prior. Calling also 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday...
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William C. (Bill) Stark

April 26, 2015

William C. "Bill" Stark, 75, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, He was a graduate of Northside High School in 1957. Bill worked as a machine operator with Zollner Pistons for 35 years, retiring in 1999. He was a member of the Ossian Conservation Club and the Southwest Conservation Club. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving are his ...
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Jacqueline (Jackie) Clair

April 25, 2015

Jacqueline "Jackie" Clair, 78, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Marion, Indiana Jackie graduated from Parkview Methodist School of Nursing in 1959. She worked as a RN with Parkview Hospital for 37 years, retiring on December 30, 1998. Jackie was preceded in death by her parents Wilbur and Mildred Clair. Memorials may be made to the Heritage Mission in...
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Alyce McMinn

April 24, 2015

Alyce McMinn, 59, passed away April 24, 2015. Arrangements by D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home 1140 Lake Avenue
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Marsha K. Gronauer

April 24, 2015

Marsha K Gronauer, 70, passed away April 24, 2015 at home. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Carol M. Irmscher

April 22, 2015

Carol M. Irmscher, passed away April 22, 2015 at . Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Frank Lombardo

April 21, 2015

Frank Lombardo, 74, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne on April 9, 1941, Frank graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1959. During his time at CCHS, he was an outstanding athlete and named "Football King" in 1958. Frank owned Lombardo's Lounge on Broadway for over 40 years. He enjoyed watching sports and spending time at his vacation...
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Arley G. Crum

August 24, 1951 - April 19, 2015

Arley G. Crum , 63, passed away April 19, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Debra Crum; mother, Mary Crum; daughters, Danielle M. (Jake) Ruch; Nichole (Matthew) Raddick; sister, Rita (Les) Marcum; and 3 grandchildren. Arley was preceded in death by father, Kenneth Crum. A family tribute will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 25, 2015 at East Haven Tavern, and...
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John C. Rodriguez

April 18, 2015

John C. Rodriguez, 33, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015. Surviving are his parents, Ismael M. and Judith A. Rodriguez of Fort Wayne; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Angela Rodriguez of Zionsville, IN; nephews, Jackson and Tyler; and grandmothers, Rada M. Rodriguez and Betty Swindler, both of Fort Wayne, IN. John was preceded in death by his brother, David A. Rodriguez; and grandfathers...
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Charlotte M. Kipling

April 17, 2015

Charlotte M. Kipling, 87, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville. Born in Carman, IL, Charlotte attended the University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana and moved to Fort Wayne in 1950 with Homer Kipling ("Kip"), where they remained until moving to Noblesville in 2013 to be closer to their family. Char was greatly loved as a wife, mother, and grandmother. For many...
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Janice L. Ankenbruck

April 17, 2015

Janice L. Ankenbruck, 75, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at Saint Anne Home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her loving husband, Duane K. Ankenbruck of Fort Wayne, IN: sons, Michael (Emma) Ankenbruck of Fort Wayne, IN, and Dennis Ankenbruck of Fort Wayne, IN; Brother: Allen Study Warsaw In: Grandchildren, Amanda, Tucker, Mia and Alyssa: and 2 Great-grandchldren, Mariah and Isaiah. Memorials...
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Alice R. Bloomfield

December 29, 1919 - April 17, 2015

Alice R. Bloomfield, 95, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Alice was the daughter of Ralph and Alice Bowser. She attended St. Andrews School for many years and worked as a Assembler with G.E. for over 30 years. She also spent much of her time volunteering with R.S.V.P., St. Andrews Soup Kitchen for 32 years, St. Mary's Soup...
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Jeffrey A. Drummer

April 16, 2015

Jeffery A. Drummer, 54, of Fort Wayne, passed away April 16, 2015. Jeff was born in Findlay, Ohio, and grew up in Toledo, Ohio until the age of 14 when he moved to Fort Wayne. Surviving are his son, Jacob Roehling; brother, John (Kate) Drummer; niece, Kinley; and nephews, Nicholas and Nathan. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Jerry and Mary Drummer; and sister, Jennifer Evans. There...
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Sharon L. Arnett-Theye

April 16, 2015

Sharon L. Arnett-Theye, 63, passed away April 16, 2015. Surviving are her husband Tim Theye, daughter, Kim M. (Kenton) Miller, son, Kevin Arnett, brother, Walter (Tina) Carpenter all of Ft. Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Katie Arnett, Bailey Duke, Keegan Arnett, Madison Miller, and Kyler Arnett . Sharon was preceded in death by her first husband, James L Arnett and parents, Robert and Marjorie...
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Joan Willoughby

April 15, 2015

Joan Willoughby, 85, passed away April 15, 2015 at her home. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Pauline Wiggin

April 15, 2015

The Homecoming of Pauline Wiggin was on April 15, 2015. She went home to heaven to be reunited with her husband Eric, sister Charlene Hilda and her parents along with a host of others with whom she was anxious to be reunited. In her last days on earth she said there were many waiting for her and she is now sharing a blessed reunion. As her family we grieve for OUR loss but not "as others who...
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Ruth E. Piepenbrink

April 14, 2015

Ruth E. Piepenbrink , 87, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Harbor Assisted Living. Born in Gloucester City, NJ, Ruth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, and served as a past board member for the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission. Ruth enjoyed writing, traveling, riding the train, and...
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Martha C. Smith

April 13, 2015

Martha C. Smith, 65, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Martha was a bartender and a charter member of the New Haven VFW. Surviving are her soul mate, Don Crittendon of Spencerville; son, William (Cassie) Smith of New Haven; grandchildren, Abigail Smith; Jaelyn Nahrwold; and Madison Smith; sister, Judy (Roger) West of Fort...
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Terri P. Hull

April 13, 2015

Terri P. Hull , 64, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Kingston, RI, Terri was a member of First Assembly of God Church. She was a woman of faith and enjoyed gathering with family and friends for bible study, prayer groups and game nights. She was a loving wife and mother and loved her grandchildren. Surviving are her loving husband,...
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Melrose Bryson

April 12, 2015

Melrose Bryson , 92, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015. She was a member of the Elks #155. Surviving are her grandsons, Jonathon (Jillian) Bryson of Fort Wayne, IN and Jeremy Bryson of Nashville TN; great grand daughter, Addison Bryson. Melrose was preceded in death by her parents, William Leo and May Catherine Dunlap Woolf, husband of 64 years, William "Ernie" Bryson, son, James Bryson....
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Judith A. Mahan

April 11, 2015

Judith A. Mahan, 69, was called home by God on April 11, 2015. Judith is survived by her son, Phillip; sisters, Jacqueline Mitchell of Angola, Regina Stellhorn of Fort Wayne; brothers, Steven and Anthony Mahan of Fort Wayne; special friend Sephora Lortie, and faithful caregiver Sherrie Haswell. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Regina Mahan. Memorials may be made to the Humane...
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Marvin E. McGraw

August 26, 1952 - April 9, 2015

Marvin E. McGraw, 62, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015 at his residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Steubenville, OH, Marvin was a U. S. Army veteran and truck driver. Surviving are his son, Jason McGraw and daughter, Jennifer McGraw, both of Zanesville, OH; sons, Chad Jackson and Michael Motter; daughter, Jasmine McGraw, all of IN; granddaughters, Kyleigh & Myleigh McGraw . Marvin was preceded...
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Willie Bernard Mosley

April 9, 2015

Willie Bernard Mosley , 51, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015. Surviving are his son, Damarcus Coker of Fort Wayne; mother and step father, Cleo and John Chapman of Fort Wayne, IN; brothers, John Mosley of Kansas City, MO, Steven (Gloria) Mosley of Fort Wayne and Robert Mosley of Hartford City, IN; sisters, Karen (Anthony) Easley of Fort Wayne IN and Penny (LaMont) Grant of Virginia Beach, VA....
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Susan Kay (Sutton) Reams

April 8, 2015

Susan Kay (Sutton) Reams, 63 went to live with Jesus on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Sue was married to Jim Reams on July 17, 1970 at New Haven United Methodist Church. They welcome their only child, Angela in 1971 and Sue dedicated those early years to their daughter being a stay at home mom. In 1983, Sue returned to school receiving her Dental Assisting Certification with honors. She quickly found...
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Norma R. Budenz

April 8, 2015

Norma R. Budenz, 87, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Terre Haute, IN, Norma was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and was a teacher at Fort Wayne Community Schools for 23 years, retiring in 1987. She was passionate about life and her family. Surviving are her sons, Michael (Lisa Chiddister) Budenz of Fort Wayne...
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Marcia J. Hans

April 7, 2015

Marcia J. Hans, 72, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Marcia loved to serve her family as a homemaker. Surviving are her 3 daughters, Nancy (Kenneth) Snyder; Penny (Joel) Nord; and Amanda Hans; 17 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; brother, Park (Dude) Hedges, Jr; and sister, Betty Fortier. Marcia was preceded in death by her parents, Park, Sr and...
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Violet O. Floyd

April 6, 2015

Violet O. Floyd, 93, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 in Indianapolis. Surviving are her son, Eric W. (Terri) Peterson; daughter, Carla F. (Bud) Brown; sisters, Rosaland Regenold and Dorothy (Mel) Raker; grandchildren, Ames, Stefanie, Melissa, Carissa and Ashley; great-grandchildren, Sydni and Makenzi; sisters in law, Pearl and Florence Sollberger. Violet was preceded in death by her husband,...
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