Celebrity Obituaries

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Stephan Craig " Steve" Burton

November 18, 2017

Stephan Craig "Steve" Burton, 75, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Steve was the son of the late Clyde and Marie (Calcoff) Burton. Steve graduated from South Side High School, class of 1961 where he was active in basketball, football, and track. During the summers he played baseball where he competed in the Pony League World Series in Williamsburg, PA in...
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Robert E. Simmons

November 17, 2017

Robert E. Simmons, 78, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Robert worked as a warehouse operator with Ridge Napa for 45 years. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Army. Surviving are his 3 sons, Quinn Simmons, Joseph (Rachel) Wilhelm both of Fort Wayne, and Tae Murphy of Kihei, HI; brothers, Dave (Rita) Simmons of Auburn, IN, and Steve ...
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Ryan Matthew Kelly

November 16, 2017

Ryan Matthew Kelly, 24, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Ryan is the son of Matthew and Debra (Heckman) Kelly. Ryan attended Homestead High School and Herron School of Art in Indianapolis. He had been working at Kelly Box and Kelly Advertising. Ryan had so many gifts, one being his abilities in art. He enjoyed drawing, creating sculptures, and surrounding...
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Manuel "Jungle JIm" Rivera

July 22, 1921 - November 14, 2017

Manuel Joseph "Jungle Jim" Rivera, 96, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Born in New York, NY, Jim was the son of the late Gregory and Mary (Veranco) Rivera. "Big Jim" or "Jungle Jim" were his nicknames given to him during his 10 year baseball career. He played for the Chicago White Sox from 52-61 and was a key part in the 1959 pennant winning team. He led the majors in triples in 1955...
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Norbert A. Minick

November 14, 2017

Norbert A. Minick, 74, returned to his heavenly Father Tuesday, November 14, 2017. He was born April 17, 1943 to the late Leo and Catherine Minick. He attended St. Henry's Catholic Church where he was a Mass server and Lector. Norbert served his country as a member of the US Army as a SP4 - E4. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1961. Norbert worked for North American Van...
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Pamela Kaye Smith

November 13, 2017

Pamela Kaye Smith, 62, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017. Born in Chillicothe, Ohio, Pamela is the daughter of Ronald and Evelyn Smith who survive. Pamela was in the banking industry throughout her career, which began while she was a senior in high school. She worked her way up to Senior Mortgage Underwriter. She attended Faith Baptist Church, and belong to Planet Fitness. She loved...
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Robert W. (Bob) Mock

November 13, 2017

Robert W. "Bob" Mock, 80, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Bob was the son of the late George and Matilda (Heberle) Mock. He graduated from Central High School and served our country as a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Bob worked for Paramount Paper Tube then later retired from GTE after 24 years of service. He then worked for Kelley Auto Services for...
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Rita A. Minnich

November 13, 2017

Rita A Minnich, 74, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 surrounded by her family in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Rita was a devout parishioner of Our Lady of Good Hope. She was a devout mother, grandmother, and wife who was strong in her faith, and had a passion for life. She was giving, loving, kind-hearted, and had a great sense of humor. Rita kept close ties with her life-long friends....
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Marquize T. Moore, Jr.

November 12, 2017

Marquize T Moore Jr., 8 Days, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born on November 4, 2017. Surviving are his mother, Kerisha Sheets of Fort Wayne; father, Marquize Moore; sister, Janyla Horton; grandmother, Tamika Moore; great-grandmother, Maxcine M.-Dunning; grandmother, Alan (Tonya) Sheets; grandfather, George Harden; grandmother,...
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Robin Kent La Rue

November 12, 2017

REV. ROBIN KENT La RUE, 75, received his eternal reward Sunday, November 12, surrounded by his family, caregivers, and friends. Born in Goshen, Ind., he was the son of the late Deane and Elsa La Rue. Robin loved his Savior, Jesus, his wife, Rosemary, who preceded him in death, and his children. Robin pastored multiple Mennonite, CM&A, and Church of the Brethren congregations in Indiana and...
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Barbara A. Becker

November 12, 2017

Barbara A. Becker returned to her Heavenly Father November 12, 2017. She was born on October 26, 1934, in the living room of the home her grandfather built in Aboite Township. She was the daughter of Doris and Margaret (McMaken) VanHoozen, who preceded her in death. She grew up on a forty-acre family farm with her younger sister Joyce (Ken) Offord and brother Richard (Debbie) VanHoozen, who both...
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Harold (Gene) Ellis

November 12, 2017

Harold "Gene" Ellis , 91, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Crawfordsville, IN, Gene owned his own line striping and sealing company, Line Design. He also served as an Indiana State Trooper and served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force during WWII. Gene was a member of the Mizpah Shriners. Surviving are his 2 granddaughters, Leslie (Adam) Baron, and...
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Tyler Gerard Fuller

November 11, 2017

Infant, Tyler Gerard Fuller , passed away November 11, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his mother, Gabrielle Fuller. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Cameron Michael Faor

November 11, 2017

Cameron Michael Faor, 23, passed away peacefully Saturday November 11, 2017 at his home in Fort Wayne. Cameron worked as a welder with APR Allen Plastics Repair and had a passion for cutting hair. A beloved son and friend, he will be remembered by his beautiful eyes and smile. The way he could light up any room just by walking into it. Wherever he was, he was always making you laugh. He...
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Jean Ellison

November 11, 2017

Jean Ellison , 87, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Park Place Senior Living in Ft. Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Jean was a member of St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. She was a beloved mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed. Special thanks to the staff of Park Place Senior Living for the loving care given to Jean. Surviving are her children, Laurie (Fred) Stevens of Celina,...
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Iona Melchi

November 11, 2017

Iona Melchi , 92, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Berne, IN, Iona worked as a nurse with St. Joseph Hospital for 17 years. She was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. Surviving are her 4 sons, Ned (Vicki) Melchi of Fishers, IN, Rex (Lisa) Melchi of Fort Wayne, Jay (Kerry) Melchi of Fort Wayne, and Max (Beth) Melchi of Fishers, IN; 11...
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Virginia Waltemath

November 11, 2017

Virginia Waltemath, 103, passed away on November 11, 2017. She was born on December 28, 1913 in Fort Wayne, IN, the daughter of the late John and Bertha Orr. When Virginia worked she was a beautician for 43 years. Surviving are her children, John Waltemath, and Sally (Steven) Beard; as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years,...
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Melvin Krel

November 10, 2017

Melvin Krel, 89 died on Friday November 10, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Born in Poland, he was the son of Simon and Hannah Crell (both deceased). After surviving the holocaust, he met Margot Kaufman(Dec) and were married on July 12, 1951. During his time in Ft. Wayne, he owned Indiana Rolling Mill Baling Corp. He is survived by one brother Marvin Crell(Harriett) of Naples, FL; son Silvan Krel of Ft....
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Mary A. (Roth) Paddock

November 10, 2017

Mary A. Roth Paddock , 96, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017 at The Cedars in Leo, IN. Born in Summitville, IN, Mary worked as a teller with Grabill Bank for 44 years, retiring in 2009. She was a faithful member of Grabill Missionary Church. Surviving are her three daughters, Carolyn Green of Leo, IN, Jeanne (David) Smead of Grabill, IN, and Linda (Bill) Mowery of Fort Wayne, IN; step...
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Joan M. Erwin

November 10, 2017

Joan M Erwin, 95, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017 at St. Anne Retirement Home in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Leo and Erma Didier. Joan enjoyed winters in Florida with her husband, crocheting, playing golf and tending to her flowers. She was a member of St.Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Surviving are her son, Stephen Erwin of Portland, IN; grandson,...
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Jamir Lemond Martin

November 9, 2017

Jamir Lemond Martin, Thursday, November 9, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, November 3, 2017, Surviving are his parents, Sacoryonna Okey and Jami Martin brother, Julian Martin, grandparents; Catrena Martin, Nakia Woods, and Marcus Okey, Sr., uncles; Jamion Martin, Marcus Okey, Jr., Sammion Martin, and Jamionte Derrick, aunts; Jamiesha Derrick, Jamiahna Woodson, and Janae Okey, many cousins, great...
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Edward Carney

September 18, 1930 - November 9, 2017

Edward Carney, 87, passed away on November 9, 2017. He was born on September 18, 1930 in Uniontown, PA, the son of the late Andrew and Carolyn Carney. He enjoyed spending time with family, playing golf, and was an avid reader. Edward is survived by his wife of 64 years, Donna Bane Carney; children, David Carney, Debora (Paul) Outhwaite; 4 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral service...
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Gloria Chen

January 18, 1955 - November 9, 2017

Friends and family will gather on Saturday, November 18th to celebrate and remember Gloria's life. The memorial service will take place at Christ's Community Church (10616 Liberty Mills Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804). Service will begin at 10:00AM. In lieu of flowers, the Chen family requests that memorial contributions be made to Chung-Wen Chen. If sending a check, please indicate 'In memory of...
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Sue Ann Michell

November 9, 2017

Sue Ann Michell, 71, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at her home. Born in Fort Wayne, Sue was a 1964 graduate of North Side High School. She worked as a teaching assistant in special education with Fort Wayne Community Schools for over 30 years. She was a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church, and a District 10 Little League staff member for 33 years where she led the Challenger...
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Donald R. Marlowe

November 9, 2017

Rev. Donald R. Marlowe, 70, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Harlan County, KY, Donald was a devoted pastor with Bluffton Church of God for over 25 years, he and his wife, Alma were the founders of the Bluffton Church of God Food Pantry. Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Alma Marlowe of Fort Wayne; son, Donnie (Beth) Marlowe; daughter, Christina (Jeff) Reichard...
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Carmen Juliet Nicklin

November 8, 2017

Our beloved mother Carmen Juliet Nicklin passed away peacefully surrounded by family, Wednesday, November 8th in grace and dignity. Preceded in death by daughter Christine and husband Lawrence, survived by children Craig, John, Tom and Jennie, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She will be laid to rest next to her parents in Oslo, Minnesota. If I take the wings of the morning, ...
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Terry O. Peden

November 7, 2017

Terry O. Peden, 48, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Terry was the son of David and Barbara (Anspach) who survive. He was part of the second set of surviving triplets born at Parkview Hospital. Terry was a loving son, brother and uncle to his family. He enjoyed fishing, cooking, rock music and spending time with his family. He worked for BF Goodrich for...
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Jonathan B. Dalton

November 7, 2017

Jonathan B. Dalton, 39, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Jonathan worked in construction and landscaping for several local companies. He had a special skill of making custom pool cues. Surviving are his daughter, Isabella Dalton; parents, Steven and Katharine Dalton of Fort Wayne; sister, Jennifer (Kevin) Davis of Phoenix, AZ; brother, James Dalton of...
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Nancy Kay Tracey

November 7, 2017

Nancy Kay Tracey passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017 . Born in Portland, IN. Surviving are her former spouse, Dennis Tracey, son, Dennis Tracey of Fort Wayne, daughter, Denise (Phil) Stump-Cordell of Fort Wayne, daughter, Linda Gillum of Fort Wayne, daughter, Cristy (Mark) Walerko of Mentone,13 grandchildren &16 great-grandchildren, sister, Wanda Andrews of Lewisville, TX, sister, Monna (Daryl...
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Franklin (Frank) Meehan

November 6, 2017

Franklin "Frank" Meehan, 19, joined his loved ones and the Lord in Heaven on November 6, 2017. He was born on June 10, 1998 in Fort Wayne, IN. Franklin attended Homestead High School, and completed the Auto Collision program through Anthis Career Center his senior year. He was passionate about many things, the beach and the water being one of them, including jumping off the 30 foot platform at...
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Mary E. Libbing

November 6, 2017

Mary E. Libbing, 51, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Mary lived in Fort Wayne most of her life. She graduated Bishop Luers High School ('84) and Indiana University ('91). With a Fine Arts degree, she shared her talent for design and color at Carmel Design and Ream Steckbeck Design for ten years before going back to school for her teaching degree. Mary worked at Homestead High...
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Ronny J. Powers

November 6, 2017

Ronny J. Powers, 71, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017 at VA Northern IN Health Care System in Fort Wayne. Born in Carpenter, KY, Ronny was a Vietnam Veteran received a bronze star. Surviving are his sisters, Donna Crain, Sheila (Eric) Thompson, Phyllis Hoffmeyer, and Sandra Khalaf; brother, Robert Powers; children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Ronny was preceded in death by sister...
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Ronald D. Schlabach

November 5, 2017

Ronald D. Schlabach, 85, passed away on November 5, 2017. He was born on April 1, 1932 in Anderson, IN. He was the son of the late Amos and Edna Schlabach. Ron served in the Marines during the Korean War. He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, and had an infectious laugh. He enjoyed playing cards, and bowling in his spare time. Surviving are his children Brian (Rosemary) Schlabach, and...
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Philip J. Stump

November 4, 2017

Philip J. Stump, Jr, 56, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017 in Fort Wayne, surrounded by his family and friends. Born in Paget, Bermuda, Philip worked as an auto body painter his entire life. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy. Surviving are his wife, Denise Stump of Fort Wayne; his 9 children, Nichole (Adam) Murphy, Danial Rothgeb, Jeremy (Emily) Rothgeb, Justin ...
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Donald C. Lambert

November 4, 2017

Donald C. Lambert, 78, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Lebanon, NJ, Donald retired from East Amwell Township School in 2004 where he worked as a maintenance supervisor. He was an active volunteer at the YMCA Camp Carr Campground of Hunterdon County, NJ. Donald enjoyed deer hunting, fresh water fishing, woodworking, and fixing anything he could. He was an avid...
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Martha Giant

December 22, 1931 - November 3, 2017

Martha Elizabeth Giant, 85, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017. She was born in Decatur, IN, the daughter of Joseph and Florence (Bremerkamp) Laurent. She married Don Giant May 24th, 1952. She was a woman of faith, had the gift of hospitality, was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who cared endlessly for her loving family. Surviving are her children, Kevin (Suzy) Giant...
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James Mills

January 26, 1929 - November 3, 2017

James O. "Jim" Mills, 88, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, James was the son of the late Carl and Alma Mills. James was a farmer and worked with Dana for over 35 years prior to his retirement. Following his retirement from Dana he worked for Ivy Tech in their automotive field for 25 years. He was a member of St....
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Jeanette (Nette) H. Hagan

November 3, 2017

Jeanette "Nette" H. Hagan, 88, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Jeanette worked with Magnavox for 22 years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and also a member of the Red Hat Society. Surviving are her children, Steven (Karen) Hagan of Siesta Key, FL, Kevin (Kathy) Hagan of Fort Wayne, Kathleen (Darwin) Bartels of...
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Blagoy A Nanchoff

March 27, 1932 - November 2, 2017

Blagoy A. Nanchoff, 85, passed away peacefully November 2, 2017 at The Heritage of Fort Wayne. Born March 27, 1932 in Gorno Dupeni, Macedonia, he was the son of the late Andrea and Sela Nanchoff. Blagoy immigrated to the United States in 1960, settling in Lima, Ohio prior to moving to Fort Wayne. He then married his wife, Vasilka, on November 5, 1961 and took care of her lovingly and...
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Allan L. Murnane

November 2, 2017

ALLAN L. MURNANE, 96, of Indianapolis, formerly of Fort Wayne, died Thursday, November 2, 2017. He was born Oct. 21, 1921 in New Rochelle, NY to Adelaide (Keim) Murnane and Allan L. Murnane, Sr. His wife, Kathryn H. Murnane preceded him in death. His is survived by: daughter, Kathleen A. Murnane of Fishers; son, Daniel (Pauline) Murnane of Carmel; daughter, Molly Murnane of Indianapolis; son,...
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Lois J. Stuber

November 1, 2017

Lois J Stuber, 79, went to heaven on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Born in Newark, OH. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. While attending there she belonged to the Altar Guild, Bible Study, as well as being an occasion lady helping the church with many activities. Surviving are her children, Stephen Stuber, Eric (Janet) Stuber, Robin (Donald) Pease, Stacey Butler, Sheri...
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Donald E. Rasp

November 1, 2017

Donald E. Rasp, 83, of Largo, FL and formerly of Fort Wayne, IN and Adams Lake passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Coventry Meadows. He was born August 14, 1934, to the late Edwin and Margaret Rasp. Donald proudly served his country as a member of the US Army. He retired from NIPSCO after 36 years of service. Surviving are his three sons, Steven Sprunger and Chris Sprunger of Fort...
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Florence (Hadjieff) Spahiev

October 31, 2017

Florence (Hadjieff) Spahiev, 92, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Florence was the daughter of the late Damian and Maria Hadjieff. She was a teachers assistant with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 18 years, prior to her retirement. She was a member of St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church and their Women's...
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Stephan R. Smith

October 30, 2017

Stephan R. Smith, 62, passed away Monday, October 30, 2017 at Lutheran Life Villages at Pine Valley in Fort Wayne. He was born in Flint, MI, on May 8, 1955, the son of the late Roy Smith. Stephan worked as a Truck Driver for 30 years before his retirement in 2011. He enjoyed working on cars and collecting trains. Steve loved going to Tigers games and Lions games. Surviving are his mother, Jo...
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Melinda Lane

October 30, 2017

Melinda Lane, 42, went home to be with Jesus, Monday, October 30, 2017 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, on February 15, 1975. Melinda was a graduate of North Side High School. In her spare time she enjoyed watching movies of all types. Her greatest role and accomplishment was being a loving and caring mother. She was a kind and generous woman, who made...
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Carol L. Ellis

October 29, 2017

Carol L. Ellis, 80, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017 at St. Anne's Home from a long harrowing struggle with Alzheimer's. She was born June 2, 1937 in Roanoke IN, the daughter of the late Alton and Mildred Lesh. Carol worked with Ellison Bakery for 15 years before her retirement. She was a member of The Chapel, and the American Legion Post in Waynedale. Surviving are her husband of 63...
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Gregory A. Turner

October 29, 2017

Gregory A Turner, 52, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017. Born in Bryan, OH. Gregory worked as a Manager with Coca-Cola for 11 years. Surviving are his wife, Malinda Turner; father, William Turner, children, LaTonya, Andrew, Ashley, and Jennifer, 8 grandchildren, brother, Jeff Turner, sister-in- law, Leida, niece, Crystal and friend, Phil Krause. Gregory was preceded in death by mother,...
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Stephanie A. Dunsire

October 29, 2017

Stephanie A. Dunsire, 74, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017. Born in Worcester, MA, Stephanie was the daughter of the late Jacob and Alice Mooradian. Stephanie earned her bachelor's degree in history from Mount Holyoke College (1965) and her MBA from University of Connecticut (1977). She was a secondary school teacher with Worcester School Systems for four years before working at Worcester...
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Joan Grace Richardson

October 28, 2017

Joan Grace Richardson, 89, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away on October 28, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Julius M. and Rose O. Meininger. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Joseph H. Richardson; her brother Dan E. Meininger, Kettering, Ohio; children Lois R. (Jeff) Lohse, Ellen R. (Scott) Gravelie and James K. (Sandie) Richardson; six grandsons Grant Lohse, Gordon Lohse, J...
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Shannon L. Noel

October 28, 2017

Shannon L. Noel , 33, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital, Carmel, IN She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, Surviving are her husband, Ronald Noel of Fort Wayne, In; father, David Thompson, Sr. of New Haven, IN; brother, David A. Thompson, grandfathers James D Thompson of Fort Wayne, IN; Sonny Myers of Columbia City, IN; aunts, Linda Screeton...
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Michael Benson

October 28, 2017

Michael Benson, 59, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Rapid City, SD, Mike worked as a railroad engineer with Norfolk Southern Railroad for 25 years. He was a member of, BLE Railroad Union. Mike loved his family and grandchildren. He was fun loving and had a great sense of humor. He was a hard worker and enjoyed his job. He and his wife enjoyed...
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Scot Hays Corn

October 27, 2017

Scot Hays Corn, 51, passed away Friday, October 27, 2017 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Born in West Point, NY, Scot grew up in Deerfield, IL and fell in love with the outdoors on boyhood canoe trips in the Minnesota Boundary Waters. He graduated from the University of Colorado where he became passionate about hiking, snowboarding, and cycling, especially racing on his mountain bike. He was a loving...
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Marcia K. Gale

October 27, 2017

Marcia K. Gale, 64, passed away Friday, October 27, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Marcia worked as an administrative assistant with several companies in Indiana and Texas. Marcia loved her family and her family loved her. She will be remembered for her sense of humor. Surviving are her siblings, Barbara (Thomas) Trudell of Indianapolis, IN, Paula Piepenbrink of Fort Wayne, IN; and...
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Marsena (Marcy) L. Bobay

October 25, 2017

Marsena "Marcy" L. Bobay, 93, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Marion, IN, Marsena worked as an accountant with several local companies. She was a member of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church. Surviving are her daughter, Karen (Frank) Utsch of Canton, GA; step-son, Donald Bobay of Fort Wayne; 2 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren...
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John S. (Jack) Ripple, Jr.

October 25, 2017

John S. "Jack" Ripple, Jr., 56, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Jack was the son of the late John S. Ripple, Sr. and Doris Ripple who survives. Jack earned his bachelor's degree in Psychology from Colorado State University. He worked for and was a lifetime supporter of the Boy Scouts of America during his working career. His passion for the Scouts started...
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Mona J. Chambers

October 25, 2017

Mona J. Chambers, 77, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Huntington Co., IN, Mona retired as a system analyst with Lincoln Life. She was an active member of Messiah Lutheran Church. Surviving are children, Randy Chambers, Lisa (Brandon) Brizendine, and Stacy Chambers; 2 grandchildren, Alaina Gulish and Alison Gulish; 3 great-grandchildren, Kalea, Kiri, and Isla; ...
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Shirley Anne Effinger

October 25, 2017

Shirley Anne (Meharry) Effinger passed away October 25 ,2017 at St. Anne Retirement Center in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born on October 20, 1934, Anne was the beloved only child of Frank and Bernadean (Pate) Meharry. She attended Central Catholic High School and Indiana University. She met Ed Effinger while at IU, they married in 1953. They later welcomed four children into the world. Anne was...
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Joan L. Krouse

October 25, 2017

Joan L. Krouse, 86, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. She enjoyed lake life, beaches, boating, camping, socializing, and sharing her love. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with family, friends, and neighbors in Fort Wayne and Arizona. Joan loved reading, sewing, traveling, antiques, and the arts. She will be remembered by her...
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Sharon A. Rigdon

October 24, 2017

Sharon A. Rigdon, 77, passed away on October 24, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on May 15, 1940, the daughter of the late Ernst and Christine Timme. Sharon worked as an acquisitions manager at the Allen County Public Library for 37 years until retirement. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, as well as Stephen Ministry, CASA, and Christ Care. Sharon also was a lover of cats. She...
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Marion J. Bracht

October 24, 2017

Marion J. Bracht, 84, passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Ferndale, MI, Marion was a loving and caring mother and grandmother. She had a smile for everyone and had a great sense of humor. She will be greatly missed. She was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Marion loved playing bingo, crafts, and enjoyed traveling....
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Robert Stephen Warner

October 23, 2017

Robert Stephen Warner, 69, passed away at his home in Flowery Branch, Georgia on Sunday, October 23. He was the son of the late James and Ruth Warner and lived most of his life on the family farm near Huntertown, Indiana. He graduated from Huntertown High School and Purdue University. His occupation was in educational technology, but his passion was golf. He moved to Georgia to be close to family...
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Scott Alan Tindall

October 22, 2017

Scott Alan Tindall, 56, passed away October 22, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on September 10, 1961, the son of the late Stanley and Alma Tindall. Surviving are his daughters; Chrystal King and Holly King; and his brother Craig (Angela) Tindall. Funeral service will be held at 2pm on Friday, November 3, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park, 6301 Fairfield Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46807....
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Betty Ann (Glenn) Heyman

October 22, 2017

Betty Ann (Glenn) Heyman, 89, of Fort Wayne, IN, died October 22, 2017. She was born on July 30, 1928 to Stephen and Marian (Snyder) Glenn. Betty grew up in southern Ohio in the Cincinnati area, moving to Fort Wayne after high school, where she lived for the remainder of her life. She was employed by Wolf and Dessauer in the early 1950's as a fashion illustrator. She met, and in 1952, married...
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James Richard Palacio

October 22, 2017

James Richard Palacio, 51, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, to Anibal and Bessie Joan Palacio. James worked as a painter for several years, Surviving are his father Anibal, siblings, Alicia Elaine (Kevin Voors) Caro of Granger, IN; Carlos (Malinda) Palacio of Roanoke, IN; Rosemarie (Mark Bland) Palacio of Fort...
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Richard C. Wick

October 21, 2017

Richard C. Wick, 94, passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Peoria, IL, Richard worked as an Optician with Dr. Maurice Rothberg & Dr. Samuel Thompson, retiring in 1986. He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, City Senior Men's Golf Association, Bethlehem's Men's Bowling League, and served on the maintenance and building board at...
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Jesusita (Susie) DeLuna Guzman

October 20, 2017

Jesusita "Susie" (DeLuna) Guzman, 75, went to rest peacefully at her home surrounded by her family, on Friday, October 20, 2017. Born in Nixon, Texas, Susie was the daughter of Ramon and Maria DeLuna, who preceded her in death. She was a certified nursing assistant and took great care of her patients in the Alzheimer's unit. She was a caring and loving mother, grandmother, and great...
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John Robles

October 19, 2017

John Robles, 74 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on October 19th, 2017 peacefully in his sleep.The visitation and memorial service will be held at Northridge Baptist Church 1300 E Cook Road, Fort Wayne, IN officiated by Reverend Gary Green. Visitation's: 10/27/2017 from 5:00-7:00PM and 10/28/2017 at 10:00AM prior to memorial service at 11:00AM. John was born in Payne, Ohio on August 3rd, 1943....
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Patricia J. Webb

August 16, 1952 - October 19, 2017

Patricia J. Webb, 65, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Sendai, Japan, Patricia worked for the Xerox Corporation and most recently the Allen County Retinal Surgeons for 15 years. She was an active participant of the Fort Wayne Youth Hockey Association. Surviving are her husband, Michael Webb of Fort Wayne; sons, Neil (Crystal) Webb of Columbia City, IN; and Dan ...
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Richard L. Dolby

October 19, 2017

Richard L Dolby, 74, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at his home in New Haven. Born in Huntington, IN, to the late Charles E and Loretta K. Dolby. Richard was a US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He worked as an Electrician with General Electric, Local 305 IBEW and General Motors before retiring in 2000. He was a member of The Ridge Church, VFW, American Legion Post 330. He enjoyed...
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Edmund "Ed" Daniels

October 19, 2017

Edmund "Ed" Royce Daniels, 87, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at The Cedars in Leo. Born in Munising, MI, Ed worked as a supervisor with Nipsco for 36+ years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of the American Legion Post 499 Masonic Lodge, Huntertown, life member of Scottish Rite Free Masonry, USS Pittsburgh Association, and US Navy Cruiser Association. Ed was a Korean War Navy Veteran on...
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Maria (Shiriaev) Juillerat

October 18, 2017

Maria (Shiriaev) Juillerat, 93, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Born in Suma, Ukraine, Maria was the daughter of the late Paul and Natalie Grebenuk. Maria immigrated to the United States after World War II in 1950. She came to live the American Dream, which she did with hard work and determination. She cleaned houses for many years to provide for her family. Her and her husband Orville...
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Ed Alberding

October 18, 2017

Edward Alberding, 81, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Ed worked as the Vice President/Sales Manager with National Oil and Gas for 55 years. Ed was a graduate of Central Catholic High School. He was a member of Knights of Columbus of Fort Wayne and St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church. Ed loved fishing and playing golf. He was an avid Chicago sports fan....
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Rose M. Wallace

October 18, 2017

Rose M. Wallace, 79, went to be with the Lord on October 18, 2017. Rose was born February 10, 1938 in Telluride, Colorado to John Sheldon and Ruth Chitwood Sheldon. Rose grew up in Columbus, KS and Miami, OK. She married James Newton in 1960 who preceded her in death in 2011. During her lifetime Rose was dedicated to the work of her church wherever she lived, recently serving many years as choir...
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Victor J. "Vic" Sockrider

November 23, 1949 - October 17, 2017

Victor J. "Vic" Sockrider, 67, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Born in Auburn, Indiana, Vic was the son of the late George and Margaret Sockrider. Vic graduated from DeKalb High School and attended Ball State University prior to getting drafted in the U.S. Army. Vic was the General Manager of Georgetown Bowl for 38 years, and was currently employed by Qubica AMF. During his career, he was...
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Frederick "Fred" H. Fritcha

October 17, 2017

Frederick "Fred" H. Fritcha, 64, passed away on October 17, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN of February 11, 1953, the son of the late Orville and Patricia Fritcha. Fred was a 1971 graduate of Concordia High School, and went on to serve in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged as a Sargent. He worked for the United States Postal Service for 22 years before retiring....
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Jeanne Webb Hooper

October 17, 2017

Jeanne Webb Hooper, 71, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Miller's at Oak Pointe in Columbia City. Born in Fort Wayne, Jeanne enjoyed knitting and making baby blankets. Surviving are her husband, Donald J. Hooper of Columbia City, IN; sisters, Velma J. Godsey and Rebecca S. (Randy) Owens of Rome City, IN. Jeanne was preceded in death by father, Leonard Webb; mother, Jeannette Webb; son,...
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Nancy L. Pommer

September 6, 1935 - October 16, 2017

Nancy L. Pommer, 82, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Edgerton, OH, to the late Chester A and Marie Metz.. Nancy attended Edgerton HS and later earn a nursing degree. She retired from Parkview Memorial Hospital with 20 years of service. Surviving are her sons, Randal E Pommer, Scott M Pommer, Todd M Pommer all of Fort Wayne, IN 8 grandchildren, 12 great...
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Bernadine (Beanie) Guebard

October 16, 2017

Bernadine "Beanie" Guebard, 94, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 at Coventry Meadows LLC in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Beanie worked as a secretary with The City of Fort Wayne for 34 years. She was a member of South Wayne United Methodist Church and Calvary United Methodist Church. She volunteered at Covington Manor for 25 years. Beanie enjoyed gardening and loved flowers. Surviving are...
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Mark Allen Linville

October 15, 2017

Mark Allen Linville, 58, of Fort Wayne slipped into the arms of Jesus Sunday, October 15, 2017, at St. Joseph Hospital. Mark was born May 10, 1959 in Indianapolis to the late Horace F. Linville and Imogene (Wood) Linville. He graduated from Carmel High School in 1977 where he was a very good athlete. He earned his bachelors degree in fine arts from Ball State University in 1982. On August 4,...
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Karen Davis

October 15, 2017

Karen Davis, 75, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Kingston at Dupont in Fort Wayne. Born in Rensselaer, IN, Karen worked as a secretary with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 25 years, retiring in 2006. She was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Society, through Our lady of Good Hope, and a volunteer and senior games coordinator with Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation. Karen was a passionate...
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Mary E. Jansen

October 15, 2017

Mary E. Jansen, 94, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born on September 1, 1923 in Fort Wayne, IN, Mary was the daughter to the late Bernard and Agnes Jansen. She was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church. She is survived by her 20 loving nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her siblings Geraldine Didier, Bernard Jansen, JoAnne Schimmele, and Jean Jansen...
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Robbie T. Holliday

October 14, 2017

Robbie T. Holliday, 89, passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017. Born in Como, MS, Robbie was the daughter of the late Willie and Bertha Townsend. Robbie was a nursing assistant with Courtland Rehabilitation Center for over 20 years prior to her retirement. She enjoyed being outdoors working in her yard. She also enjoyed knitting, sewing, cooking, but most of all spending time with her family....
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Jason A. Sekulovski

October 13, 2017

Jason A. Sekulovski, 35, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017 in Fort Wayne, IN. Born September 6, 1982 in Fort Wayne, Jason worked as a car salesman with several local car dealers. He was a member of St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church. Surviving are his parents, Risto and Gordana Sekulovski of Fort Wayne; brother, Richard Sekulovski of Chicago, IL; sister, Jennifer Sekulovski of Fort...
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Sharon Colbert

October 13, 2017

Sharon Colbert, 71, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Sharon was the daughter of the late Henry Verseput and Nelva Verseput who survives. She worked for Concordia Theological Seminary for several years prior to her retirement. Sharon enjoyed sewing, cross stitch, spending time with her family and going to their school activities. She also loved animals. ...
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John (Jack) W. Pranger

October 13, 2017

John "Jack" W. Pranger, 84, passed away Friday, October 13 2017 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, IN. He was a Navy Veteran in the Korean War. Surviving are his son, James Edward Pranger of Budapest, Hungary; daughter, Jackie E. Pranger, son, John W. Pranger, Jr. both of Fort Wayne, IN; 7 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Private services were held. Arrangements by D.O McComb and Sons Funeral...
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Virginia (Ginny) Jacobs

October 13, 2017

Virginia "Ginny" Jacobs, 92, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Virginia worked with Magnavox for18 years, retiring in 1983. She was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her three daughters, Judy (Leo) Herendeen of Fort Wayne; Janet (Martin Scott) Yager of Fort Wayne, and Joan Scott of Milford, IN; 7 grandchildren; and 13 great...
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Ronald (Ron) Bernard Walden

October 13, 2017

Ronald "Ron" Bernard Walden, 73, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, he was a graduate of Elmhurst High School class of 1962. Ron was a retiree from the Fort Wayne Fire Department having held many ranks throughout his career. He was a District Chief and Chief of the Fire Prevention Bureau. Ron also served as President of the Firefighters Union IAFF Local 124...
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R. Dean Hall

October 13, 2017

R. Dean Hall died late in the early morning of October 13th. He was 91. Dean was born in May of 1926, in Daleville, Indiana, a prototypical Hoosier small town very near Anderson. Dean was raised in Daleville, but moved to Anderson where he attended Anderson High School. His father was Linly Hall and mother Pansy Hall. He had two sisters, Delores and Wilmetta, both younger than he. Wilmetta is...
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Ronald L. Rhodes

October 13, 2017

Ronald L. Rhodes, 57, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017 after a long battle with progressive MS. He was born in Fort Wayne, on September 5, 1960, the son of Donald and Dorothy Rhodes. He was a 1978 graduate of Snider High School. Ron was a graduate of Tokheim apprentice program, and also had a degree from Purdue University and Indiana Wesleyan University. He worked with Tokheim for 24 years...
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Judith Gail Adams

October 12, 2017

Judith Gail Adams, 76, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017. She was born in Chicago, IL, on March 27, 1941, the daughter of the late George and Ruth Gossmann. Judith was a graduate of Homewood-Flosmoor High School in Illinois, and a member of Shoaff Park Baptist Church. She was passionate about calligraphy, and also enjoyed knitting and crocheting. More than anything she was a devoted wife and...
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Ira (Gene) Listenberger, Sr.

October 12, 2017

Ira "Gene" Listenberger Sr., 70, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Gene worked as a machinist with GE for 13 years and most recently with Bentler Automotive for 25 years. He was an avid fisherman who loved taking trips to Canada. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Betty Ann Listenberger of Fort Wayne; daughter, Martie (Pat) Simpkins of Columbia City,...
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Ortencia VanHorn

October 11, 2017

Ortencia VanHorn, 74, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Antwerp, OH, Ortencia worked at Zollner Pistons for 39 yrs years, retiring in 2008. She was a member St. Judes Catholic Church, Her hobbies included ceramics, music and dancing. Surviving are her children Roberto (Andrea) VanHorn of AZ; John VanHorn of Auburn, IN; Rachel ...
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Richard E. Roy

October 11, 2017

Richard E. Roy, 91, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN. Born in Fort Wayne, Richard worked as a tool and die maker with Slater Steel for 44 years. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Navy during WWII. He was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church of Fort Wayne and St. Malachy Catholic Church of Brownsburg, IN. Surviving are his son, Bryan ...
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Kathryn J. "Kathy" Smith

January 27, 1976 - October 10, 2017

Kathryn J. "Kathy" Smith, 41, passed into the arms of Jesus Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at home surrounded by her family and cats. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Kathy graduated from North Side High School and earned her bachelor's degree from Indiana University. She was a relationship manager with Lincoln Financial Group for several years. Kathy enjoyed adventures, gardening, her pets, and...
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Audra A. (Baeske) Maywhoor

October 10, 2017

Audra A. (Baeske) Maywhoor, 94, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017. She was born in Trimountain, MI, on April 22, 1923, the daughter of the late Paul and Myrtle Baeske. Audra worked with Lincoln National Life for 34 years, retiring 1983. Surviving are her brother, Melvyn D. (Patricia) Baeske of Fairview Heights, IL; sisters-in-law, Gloria Baeske of Woodburn, IN, and Clarice Baeske of Fort...
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Frank B. Wiedman

October 9, 2017

Frank B. Wiedman, 88, passed away Monday, October 9, 2017 at Genesis Healthcare in New Haven. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Benjamin B and Emily B Wiedman. Frank graduated from Central HS and was a Korean War Navy Veteran. He was a Letter Carrier with U.S. Postal Service for 22 years, retiring in 1989. His memberships included, Hope United Methodist Church, Community Harvest Food Bank....
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Carolyn (Pam) Kille

October 8, 2017

Carolyn "Pam" Kille Fort Wayne, IN – Carolyn "Pam" R. Kille, age 86, passed away surrounded by family on Sunday, October 8, 2017. Carolyn was born in Spencerville, OH on October 23, 1930 and was the daughter of Raymond Ramsey and Bernice (Rapp) Ramsey Jacobs, and the step-daughter of Charles Jacobs. Carolyn graduated from Spencerville High School and attended Ohio Northern University in...
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Carolyn Jones-Browning

October 8, 2017

Carolyn Jones-Browning, 79, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017 in Decatur, IN. Born in Van Wert, OH she was a longtime resident of Fort Wayne. Carolyn worked as a beautician for 50 years and was the owner and operator of Carolyn's Beauty Corner in Rockford, OH and most recently she worked for Fantasy Beauty Salon in Fort Wayne. Carolyn had a love for animals, and enjoyed going to the casino. ...
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Charles A. Wilson, SCB

October 8, 2017

Dr. Charles A. Wilson, SCB, 79, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Bronx, NY, Charles completed his undergraduate work at Long Island University and later earned his Doctorate from the London School of Business. His early experience as a management consultant led him to relocate the family to Fort Wayne, where he owned and operated several small...
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Lynne Doctor

October 7, 2017

Lynne Doctor, 70, passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017. Born in Elizabethton, Tennessee, Lynne was the daughter of the late Floyd and Josie Hardy. Lynne was a very motivated, caring, and creative woman that recently took on responsibilities as Event Coordinator for the Scottish Rite, and she founded Common Ground of Fort Wayne. She enjoyed quilting and sewing, having donated many of her items to...
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