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Helen V. Green

March 3, 1926 - September 25, 2016

Helen V. Green, 90, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Ashton Creek Health and Rehab in Ft. Wayne. Born in Rural Allen County, Indiana, Helen was the daughter of the late Bernard and Vivian Pepe. She was an executive secretary with GTE for 22 years before working with St. Joe Medical Center for 10 years before retiring in 1997. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. ...
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Evelyn A. Dillman

September 24, 2016

Evelyn A. Dillman, 83, passed away Saturday, September 24, 2016. She was born to Leo and Jesse (Bryne) Harrison at Byrneville near New Albany, IN on December 22, 1932. Evelyn loved her family, was an accomplished organist loved I U Basket ball and sewing. She was a member of the Community of Christ Church. She is survived by 3 children, 6 grandchildren 1 great grandchild, 2 brothers and a...
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Bassam Michael Zawahri

September 24, 2016

Bassam Michael Zawahri, born January 19, 1936, left this world on September 24, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Bassam is survived by his wife of 40 years, Ibtisam, his sons Tarek (Sonal), Mike (Aseel), his daughter, Malak (Nick) Heiny, and his six grandchildren, Elaina, Zaina, Bassam, Vincent, George and Nadia, whom he loved tremendously. He is also survived by 4 sisters, 2 brothers, and...
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Blix Ann Fredrick

October 24, 1943 - September 23, 2016

Blix Ann Fredrick , 72, passed away Friday, September 23, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Blix graduated from Huntertown HS and Ball State University. She was a Building Deputy for the Walb Student Union at IPFW for 30 years, retiring in 2014. She was an avid reader and loved to garden, watch movies and TV and travel and spend time at Great Lakes. Surviving are...
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Margaret "Maggie" Schrein

October 14, 1930 - September 23, 2016

Margaret "Maggie" A. Schrein, 85, passed away Friday, September 23, 2016 at The Cedars in Leo-Cedarville. Born in Toledo, Ohio, Maggie was the daughter of the late Eldon and Miriam Voigt. She was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Maggie enjoyed painting, golfing, bowling, reading, playing cards and walking the mall. She loved her family and cherished her grandchildren and great...
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Viola Mae Sargent

May 18, 1930 - September 22, 2016

Viola M. (Sonafrank) Sargent, 86, passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Bethlehem Woods Rehab Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Viola was the daughter of the late Carl and Hazel Sonafrank. She was a member of Fort Wayne Baptist Church. Viola enjoyed sewing, interior design, making crafts, and flowers. Surviving are her husband of 68 years, Roger Sargent of Fort Wayne;...
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Winifred G. Studebaker

September 22, 2016

Winifred G. Studebaker, 91, passed away September 22, 2016 at . Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Rd.
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James E. Dumas

September 22, 2016

James E. Dumas, DDS, 77, passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Mansfield, OH, Jim graduated from St. Edwards High School of Lakewood, OH. He completed his Bachelor's degree from Purdue University, and later completed dental training from Indiana University School of Dentistry. Jim devoted his life to caring for others as an oral surgeon for 50 years. He...
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Jack Straub

September 21, 2016

Jack Straub , 64, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN. Jack loved to fish, hunt, and golf. Surviving are his partner, Dorrie Straub of Fort Wayne, son, Thomas (Cori) Straub of Fort Wayne, brothers, Robert (Chris) Straub of Fort Wayne, sister, Deborah (Scott) Ackerman of Fort Wayne, brother, Daniel (Gloria) Straub of...
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Frank Dlug

September 21, 2016

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

September 21, 2016

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

September 21, 2016

Sandra Lu Fosnaugh, 79, passed away September 21, 2016. Surviving are her daughters, Neenah (Tony) Mentzer, Cara (Larry) Kimmel; brother, William (Judy) Hoewischer; grandchildren, Lance (Kassandra) Kimmel, Brittney (Michael) Haneline; step-grandchildren, Karma, Julia, and Don; great-grandchildren, Jake and Cori Kimmel. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur and Mildred Hoewischer,...
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Michael Dennis Hull

September 21, 2016

Michael Dennis Hull, 68, formerly of Janesville, Wisconsin, died ​Wednesday, September 21, ​2016, in his home, in Fort Wayne where he had lived for the past 30 years. He was born on Feb. 8, 1948, the son of Maurice Hull and Margaret "Peggy" Sullivan Hull Olson. He married Nancy (Benish) Schroeder in 1973. He is survived by his two sisters, Maureen (Mark) Anderson and Jacqueline Bailey; his...
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Andrew J. Funich

December 21, 1928 - September 20, 2016

Andrew J. Funich, 87, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Clinchco, Virginia, Andrew was the son of the late Tony and Bessie Funich. He earned his bachelors degree from Tri State College. Andrew was a WWII Marine Veteran. He was co-owner of Funich and Funich Insurance Agency for over 50 years. Andrew was a member of Phi Kappa Theta and served on their...
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James R. Karlin

September 19, 2016

James R. Karlin, 86, passed away Monday, September 19, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, IL, James worked as an Operations Manger with Sunoco for 34 years, retiring in 1992 and volunteered as a greeter at the Fort Wayne International Airport. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church and was a U S Air Force Korean War veteran and an avid Chicago sports...
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James Joseph (JJ) Fast

September 17, 2016

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

September 17, 2016

Joan "Jody" Butler Koehl, 86, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Jody will be remembered as a gifted painter, writer, and a lifelong learner. Surviving are her husband, Thomas Koehl; son, Brian (Kathy) Butler; daughter, Mary (John) Deetz; grandchildren, Holly (Scott) Phillips Blomeke, Daniel Phillips, Jessica Phillips, Scott Butler, and Kevin Butler; 8 great...
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Effie M. Fox

September 17, 2016

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

September 17, 2016

Ann E. (Sunderland) Kramer, 72, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Grey Stone Health and Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Ann was the owner of Corner Florist for 20 years. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, The NCHA-Indiana Red Birds Chapter; Tri-State Allied Florist Assoc,; FTD - IN Board; Red Hats Society; PTA long time member; Girl Scout Leader...
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Stephen Carroll

September 16, 2016

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

September 16, 2016

Earlene Taylor, 67, passed away September 16, 2016. Earlene enjoyed playing the Hoosier Lottery, listening to Blues Music, watching Lifetime channel, Investigation Discovery channel. She loved to cook and often would make amazing Sunday dinners where her family and friends would gather and spend quality time with each other. Surviving are granddaughter, Ashley Dunnigan; and sisters, Louise...
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Howard Levin

September 16, 2016

Howard Levin passed away September 16, 2016 in Chicago, IL. He was the son of the late Myer and Rosa Levin. Howard was the President of a family owned business, Myer Levin & Sons Scrap Iron and Metal, Warsaw IN for over 60 years. He served in the U.S. Army, Secret Service, achieving the rank of captain attached to the headquarters of the 10th Army in WWII. He was the past president of the Rotary...
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Suzanne Steigmeyer

September 15, 2016

Suzanne Steigmeyer, 84, passed away September 15, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Forrest and Doris Voorhees. Surviving are her children; Therese (Bryson) Braasch, Dr. James (Elizabeth) Steigmeyer, Dr. Martha (Rick) Dwenger, Robert (Patty) Steigmeyer, Thomas (Colette) Steigmeyer, and Elizabeth (Jason) Kuckkan; 18 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by...
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Rex Wiley

September 14, 2016

Rex Wiley, 72, passed away September 14, 2016. Surviving are his son, Ron Wiley, Brothers, Kevin Hoover, Roger Wiley, and Robert Hoover; and his honorary wife, Shar Berning. He was preceded in death by his parents, Basil and Betty Wiley, his wife, Patricia Wiley, and son, Paul Wiley. A celebration of life will be held October 23, 2016 at "The Farm" starting at 12 PM.
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Darrius Marshawn Washington

September 14, 2016

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

September 14, 2016

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

September 14, 2016

Hazel L. Overton , 96, passed away September 14, 2016 at . Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Rd.
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Jonathan Marler Dalby

September 14, 2016

Jonathan Marler Dalby, 70, passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital. Born on September 3, 1946 in San Diego, CA, Jonathan was the son of the late Max and Betty Dalby. Surviving are his sisters, Diana Edvalson, Rebecca (Ron) Nelson, Victoria (Mike) Sweet, Cynthia (Paul) Watson, Mariann Lucy; brothers, Kim (Christine) Dalby, Christopher Dalby and brother, Bruce (Mirle) Dalby. ...
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Bonnie J. Bloom

September 14, 2016

Bonnie J. Bloom, 83, passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Bonnie worked many years as a bookbinder with several local businesses and most recently at Doty Lithograph for 13 years. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church of Churubusco, IN, American Legion Auxiliary Post 82; and the Indiana State "600" Bowling Club. Surviving are children, Dennis ...
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James Jackson

September 13, 2016

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

September 13, 2016

Joan M. Noragon, 85, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, Curt (Cathy) Riedel of Spencerville, IN; daughter, Rhonda Riedel of Auburn, IN; 2 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Noragon; and her parents, Harold and Dora Gerke. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer...
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Gregg L. Jackson

September 12, 2016

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

September 12, 2016

Frieda Elliot, 73, passed away September 12, 2016. Funeral Services provided by D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park.
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Leonard M. Niccum

September 12, 2016

Leonard M. Niccum, 88, passed away Monday, September 12, 2016, at Golden Years Homestead in Fort Wayne. Born in Winchester, Indiana, Leonard was the son of the late Ross and Minnie Niccum. Leonard graduated from New Haven High School. He was a WWII Army Veteran. He married his wife of 67 years Helen on January 1, 1949, after meeting her at the Epworth Forest United Methodist Church Camp. ...
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Richard (Dick) L. Wells

September 12, 2016

Richard "Dick" L. Wells, 89, passed away Monday, September 12, 2016 at Lutheran Life Villages. Born in Cincinnati, OH,Dick served our country in the the U S Navy during WW II and the U S Army during the Korean War. He worked as a purchasing agent with General Electric for 37 years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, GE Quarter Century Club. Dick was...
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Beverly Ann (Sheets) Gordon

September 12, 2016

Beverly Ann (Sheets) Gordon, passed away September 12, 2016. She was the mother and father to Jimmer (Karen Clark) Gordon; Debbie Graber; Melanie (John Mahoney) Felty; Jeff Gordon, and Sherry (John) Elward. Bev was Grammy to Ashley (Eric) Stamper, Justin King, and Hilary (Derrick) Lyday, including her seven great grand children, Alayna, Jon‐Thomas, Annabelle, Emma, Kaden, Brooklyn, and...
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Charles (Chuck) Jennett

September 12, 2016

Charles "Chuck" Jennett, 55, passed away September 12, 2016. .Surviving are the love of his life and wife of 16 years, Terri Jennett; sons, Benjamin and Matthew Jennett; father, Charles Jennett; parents-in-law, John and Diane Breitling; brother-in-law, John (Jill) Breitling; nieces and nephews, Lauren, Erica, and J.J. Breitling, and Drew Berdish. He also leaves behind countless friends and family...
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Cynthia Ann Meyer

September 12, 2016

Cynthia Ann Meyer, 66, passed away Monday, September 12, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Cynthia enjoyed working as a Registered Nurse for 45 years serving as assistant director of nursing or director of nursing with American Senior Communities. She attended The Chapel, and will be remembered as a woman of strong faith, a loving mother, and a caring grandmother. She enjoyed spending...
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Lawrence E. (Larry) Heidelberg

September 11, 2016

Lawrence E. "Larry" Heidelberg, 72, was ushered into his new home with Jesus September 11, 2016 at Ashton Creek Health and Rehab in Ft. Wayne. Born in Ashtabula, OH, living most of his life in Fort Wayne, IN. He graduated from Jefferson High School, Jefferson Ohio in 1962, Fort Wayne Bible College in 1966 with a B S in Education; and Saint Francis College in 1970 with a M S in Education and...
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Winifred B. Pabst

September 11, 2016

Winifred B. Pabst, 98, passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016. Winifred worked as a vault manager with a local bank in Fort Wayne. She was a member of Saint Joseph United Methodist Church, Eastern Star Trinity #576 for 75 years. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Winifred was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Pabst; parents, Emmitt and Lois Blaugh, and 2 brothers. Memorials...
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Patricia D. (Pat) (Creason) McCulloch

September 10, 2016

Patricia D. "Pat" (Creason) McCulloch, 76, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Westville, IL, Pat was the daughter of the late Clifford and Lucille Creason. Pat worked for Peter Eckrich and Sons for 15 years before working with Job Works - Indiana Workforce Development for 22 years, retiring in 2009. She enjoyed traveling, fishing...
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Ruth I. Houtz

September 10, 2016

Ruth I. Houtz, 80, passed away on September 10, 2016, born on August 31, 1936 in Edon, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late William and Minnie Stonestreet. Ruth was a registered nurse, and retired after 40 years. Her family would say she was very loving to those close to her and very kind and giving to those under her care professionally and personally.
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Larry A. Christlieb

September 10, 2016

Larry A. Christlieb, 76, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital. Born in Ligonier, IN, Larry was a U S Army veteran and worked at Raytheon, Tri City Automotive, Fort Wayne Community Schools and Kautex. Larry was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic and was a past varsity scout leader with the St. Vincents Boy Scouts Troop 2, Team 6402. Surviving are his wife of 52...
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Janet E. Glenwith

September 9, 2016

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

September 9, 2016

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

September 9, 2016

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

September 9, 2016

Bernard "Buck" L'Hommedieu 76, formerly of Asheville, NC passed September 9 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 19, 1940 in Bakersfield, CA. He attended Lee Edwards High School in Asheville NC. During his 18 years with Lowe's he was a district manager for the southeastern region. After retirement, he took care of the grounds at Asheville School formerly known as Lee...
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Luann G. Simon

September 9, 2016

Luann G. Simon, 54, passed away Friday, September 9, 2016 surrounded by her family in Fort Wayne. Luann worked as a custodian with NWAC Schools with the past 3 years at Arcola Elementary She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She was a very giving and compassionate person that gave freely of her time, talents and treasures She made everyone feel special and she loved being...
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Jo Ann Herbst

September 9, 2016

Jo Ann Herbst, 85, passed away Friday, September 9, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughter, Sandy (Dan) Witte of Auburn, IN; son, Rand (Stacey) Herbst of Fort Wayne; daughter, Tanya (Larry) Sparks of Fort Wayne; 6 grandchildren, Ryan Witte, Randy Herbst, Vernon Herbst, Jessica Carteaux, Tawny May, and Aaron Sparks; 8 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Judith (Bud) Beard of Wildwood,...
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Charles A. Cardwell

April 25, 1935 - September 9, 2016

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

November 12, 1922 - September 9, 2016

Erna Gay Troth, 93, passed away Friday, September 9, 2016 at Coventry Meadows LLC in Fort Wayne. Born in Pennville, Indiana, Erna was the daughter of the late Frank and Lucy Bunker. She worked in the administration department with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 15 years, retiring in 1987. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, and the Retired Secretaries League at FWCS. Erna...
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Thomas E. Mackin, Sr.

September 17, 1938 - September 9, 2016

Thomas E. "Tom" Mackin, Sr., 77, went to be with his Lord on Friday, September 9, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Tom was the son of the late Howard Mackin and Evelyn Golliver. He graduated from Central High School in 1957. Tom then served in the Air Force and was stationed in Chambley, France during the Berlin Crisis. He worked for International Harvester until retiring in 1998. He was...
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Frank Simon

September 8, 2016

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

September 8, 2016

Justin A. Kleinrichert, 92, passed away Thursday, September 8, 2016 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Justin was the son of the late Alphonse and Bernadette Kleinrichert. Justin had a milk route back in the 1950's with Central Dairy in Fort Wayne. He also was an inspector with Zollners for 30 years before retiring in 1986. Justin and his...
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Mary Jane Hubler

September 8, 2016

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

September 7, 2016

Patrick James Muhler, 27, passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, IN of an auto-immune liver disease. Born October 13, 1988, Patrick was a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne. He graduated from Homestead High School, attended Ball State University and was employed by 14/69 Auto Body Group in Fort Wayne. Patrick was an avid Notre Dame, Chicago White...
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Shirley Kopp Kearney

September 7, 2016

Shirley Kopp Kearney, 95, passed away peacefully on September 7, 2016. Born in Kent, OH, Shirley worked as a Registered Dietician with Veteran's Administration Hospital for 20 years. Surviving are her son, Timothy R. (Virginia) Kearney of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Kevin R. (Mary Mullaney) Kearney of Worcester, MA; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Shirley was preceded in death by her...
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Carl Bradley

September 6, 2016

Carl Bradley passed away September 6. Born in 1930 to LeRoy Bradley and Cora Steinbach Bradley of Fort Wayne, Indiana. A persistent free thinker, he inspired many. He married Nancy Eleanore Buck in the summer of 1954. He is survived by his four children Laura (Jay) Diskey, Julia Bradley, Cindy (David Beattie) Bradley and Jeffrey Carl (Joan Zhou Qiong ) Bradley, four grandchildren (Reed Diskey...
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Jeannette Stetzel

September 6, 2016

Jeannette Stetzel, 97, passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Surviving are her daughter, Sharon Stetzel of Hiawassee, GA; daughter-in-law, Patricia (John) Bengs of Noblesville, IN; grandson, MIchael (Christina) Stetzel grandson, Jeffrey Stetzel of Eureka, CA; great grandchildren, Courtney, Aurie, Christoper, Luke, Carly and Natalee . Jeannette was preceded in death by husband, Gerald...
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Patricia Ann Carr

September 6, 2016

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

September 6, 2016

Mary Guillaume, 80 of Fort Wayne, died September 6, 2016 at home. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Melvin E. Guillaume; sisters, Carolyn Scheiderer, Sharon Farris, infant sister Claudia Minyard; and brother Alan Minyard. Survivors include daughter Marla (Scott) Delagrange of Spencerville; sons Gary Guillaume; Kent (Carrie) Guillaume; and Doug (Trish) Guillaume all of Fort...
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Jean E. (Mack, Loucks) Carter

September 5, 2016

Jean E Carter (Mack, Loucks), left this life to go to her heavenly home Monday, September 5, 2016. Surviving are her daughter, Peggy (Terry) Webb; grandchildren, Nicholas (Chasity) Hobbs; Deanna Jean Webb; great-grandchildren, Emylee, and Spencer Hobbs. Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Ardith Carter, son, Thomas M. Mack, daughter, Elaine Hobbs, grandson Jeffery Hobbs, brothers,...
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Kenneth Emlich

September 5, 2016

In the early morning hours on September 5, 2016, Kenneth Emlich passed away in his home peacefully of natural causes at the age of 91. He is survived by his loving daughter Cindy (Mel) Curtis, son-in-law Richard Kempf; grandchildren; Stephanie Dawn Kesler, Kevin Cooney; Gunner Scott (Jilleen) Kesler; Craig and Maria Curtis and Mark Curtis. He also had several great grandchildren, and great...
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David P. (Dave) Kelker, Sr.

December 14, 1922 - September 5, 2016

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

September 5, 2016

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

September 4, 2016

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

September 4, 2016

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

September 23, 1951 - September 4, 2016

Linda Gremaux , 64, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016 at Town House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Linda worked with Lincoln National Life for over 30 years. She made everyone laugh and lived life to the fullest. Linda enjoyed telling jokes, playing cards, traveling on the Harley, and spoiling her grandchildren. Surviving are her husband, Steve Gremaux of Woodburn,...
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Catherine (Kay) Pingry

September 4, 2016

Catherine "Kay" Pingry, 93, of Angola, Indiana passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016 with her family by her side. She is survived by her children; Larry (Sharon) Pingry of Celina, Ohio, Steve (Sherry) Pingry of Angola, Indiana, Kathy Thomas of Fort Wayne, Indiana, six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Kay was preceded in death by her husband James Pingry...
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Donald J. Wulpi

September 4, 2016

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

September 3, 2016

Born Rebecca L. Powers, on November 5, 1922 in Tipton, Ok. Rebecca had 6 sisters and 3 brothers, and many nieces and nephews. She was married to James Vester Rose for 53 years. They were farmers in Tipton, Ok. After being widowed for 5 years, she met another love in her life, Joseph Benedict Maszk. They enjoyed married life for almost 4 years, before his passing.
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Bradley Patterson

June 26, 1950 - September 2, 2016

Bradley Patterson, 66, passed away Friday, September 2, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Tipton County, IN, Bradley was a photographer and a member of Broadway Christian Church. Surviving are his daughters, Melissa Ann Patterson of Fort Wayne, IN and Bettina Joy Patterson of Avilla, IN and father, Kenneth Patterson of Estero, FL. Bradley was preceded in death by his...
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June L. Heinley

September 1, 2016

June L. Heinley, 101, passed away Thursday, September 1, 2016 at the Renaissance Village in Fort Wayne. Born in Allen County, IN, June worked as a Proof reader with Fort Wayne Typesetting for 13 years, retiring in 1968. She was a lifetime member of the Typographical Union #78. She enjoyed playing cards, cooking, knitting and spending time with her family, especially her great grandchildren....
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Betty J. (Herber) Landin

August 31, 2016

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

August 31, 2016

James L. "Jim" Perry, 83, passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Born in Payne, Ohio, Jim was the son of the late Noel and Florence Perry. Jim was a Paratrooper in the Army during the Korean War. He owned and operated Jim Perry's Auto Haus for several years and continued in the automotive industry throughout his career. Jim served as a Baer Field Firefighter "Crash and Guard." He and his family...
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Bella Alexandria Graff

August 30, 2016

Bella Alexandria Graff, 2, passed away August 30, 2016. She was born on February 1, 2014. Surviving are her mothers, Cheryl Graff and Adriene Foster; siblings, A'Qwaun Graff, Jessica Foster, Brandon (Jazmine) Foster and Joshua (Jeanne) Foster; also surviving are her foster family of Baltimore, MD for two years, Will and Crissy Savini and foster sisters: Brooke and Autumn Savini and Caitlyn Lewis.
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Lisa Mae Rutledge

August 30, 2016

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

August 30, 2016

Marilyn J. (Fry) Huffine, 89, passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2016. Surviving are her children, Deborah (David) Crooks of Huntertown, IN, Pamela Fike of Cocoa Beach, FL; brother, Paul Hoy of Fort Wayne, IN;her dearest Friend, Ralph Maldeney; 5 Grandchildren, 13 Great-grandchildren, and1 great-great grandchild. Marilyn was preceded in death by her first husband, Darwin L. Fry, second husband,...
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Evelyn Colette Scott

August 29, 2016

Infant, Evelyn Colette Scott, passed away, August 29, 2016. She is survived by her parents, Anne and Lucas Scott. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Rd.
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Nelson A. Lemus-Munoz

August 29, 2016

Nelson A. Lemus-Munoz, 24, passed away Monday, August 29, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Nelson enjoyed working with his family as a painter with Lemus Painting Company. Surviving are his parents, Antonio and Maria Lemus; sister, Olga (Mauricio) Monge of Fort Wayne; brother, Rickardo Lemus all of Fort Wayne; and his unborn child due in February with his girlfriend, Thomasina. Burial in Catholic Cemetery....
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James M. Maher

August 29, 2016

James M. Maher, 64, passed away August 29, 2016. James worked as an expeditor with Harvester International, fabricator at Shambaugh & Sons, and was an avid fisherman. Surviving are his mother, Lucile R. Maher, sons: Alexander (Grace) Maher, Robert Maher, Adrian Maher and grandson, Lucas, and brother, David Maher, all of Fort Wayne, IN. James was preceded in death by father, John F. Maher. ...
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Nancy (Maxine) Ford

August 29, 2016

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

August 29, 2016

Albert "George" Day III, 63, passed away Monday, August 29, 2016. He was born in Louisville, KY, on February 1, 1953. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, enjoyed cooking, and brewing homemade beer, he also owned his own pizza business "Georgie's Pizza" in Ossian for a number of years, and was a music lover of all sorts, but mostly Rock and Roll. Surviving are his Spouse, Kathryn...
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Constance (Connie) E. Olry

August 28, 2016

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

August 27, 2016

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

August 27, 2016

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

August 21, 1945 - August 27, 2016

DeAnne K. Elbrecht, 71, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, DeAnne was the daughter of James Coughlin and Marjorie Kauffman. She graduated from North Side High School and earned her degree in nursing from Parkview Methodist School of Nursing. She worked as a RN with Parkview for 10 years, before becoming the Director...
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Bertha I. (Campbell) Rockey

August 26, 2016

Bertha I. (Campbell) Rockey, 95, passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 at North Ridge Village Nursing Home in Albion. Born in Albion, IN, Bertha worked in childcare with Westwood Bowling Lanes for 23 years, retiring in 2006. She was a member of Grace Brethren Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher to 2,3 & 4 year olds for over 50 years and was involved with Women of Grace. Bertha was a foster...
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Dale G. Linnemeier

June 17, 1947 - August 26, 2016

Dr. Dale G. Linnemeier, 69, passed away Friday, August 26, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Dale was the son of the late Otto and Helen Linnemeier. Dale graduated from Angola High School class of 1965. He then earned his associates in drafting design from Tri State University in 1967, his bachelors in chiropractic from the National College of Chiropractic in 1977 along with doctorate from...
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Nancy Alberding

December 30, 1946 - August 25, 2016

Nancy Alberding, 69, passed away Thursday, August 25, 2016 at home. Born in Peoria, IL. Nancy was the daughter of the late Eugene and Opal (Weaver) Jensen. She graduated from East Peoria High School and earned her Master's Degree in Education from Indiana University. She started her teaching career at the East Peoria Grade School then with the Cleveland Public Schools in Cleveland, OH and...
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Raymond Phillip Blombach

August 25, 2016

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

December 25, 1928 - August 25, 2016

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

August 25, 2016

Mable Florence Robinette, 98, passed away Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Coventry Meadows LLC in Fort Wayne. Born in Huntington, Indiana, Mable was the daughter of the late George Kohr and Florence Parsons. She graduated from Huntington High School and earned her Masters degree in education. She started her teaching career at Clear Creek School and went on to work as a first grade teacher in...
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Emily Elizabeth Andres

August 25, 2016

Emily Elizabeth Andres, 27, passed away on August 25, 2016 from kidney failure. She leaves behind her parents, Bruce and Elizabeth Andres, of Fremont, IN, two brothers, Eric and his wife and son, Amanda and Henry Andres of Toledo, OH and Justin Andres and his fiancé, Gal Bordo, of Los Angeles, CA; and paternal grandmother, Zelma Andres, of Angola, IN. Emily had many challenges in her...
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Lois M. Roth

August 24, 2016

Lois M. Roth, 75, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Lois worked as an administrative assistant with various educational institutions in Fort Wayne. She was an active member of Lifebridge Church. She will be remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother, and grandma. Surviving are her husband of 54 years, James Roth of Fort Wayne; sons, Gregor (Michelle...
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Michael T. Bobilya

August 24, 2016

Michael T. Bobilya, 76, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Surviving are his brother, Edward A (Diane) Bobilya of Fort Wayne, IN; sister, Linda J. (Ted) Archbold of Ossian, IN; sister, Kathleen L. (Dave) Sult of Fort Wayne, IN; 4 nephews 2 nieces. Michael was preceded in death by his father, Theodore Bobilya and mother, Josephine Bobilya. Memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House...
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John N. Suelzer

August 24, 2016

Monsignor John N. Suelzer, 77, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at home. Born in Pittsburgh PA, Msgr. John was a Catholic Priest with the Diocese of Fort Wayne South Bend for 51 years and presently the Pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church since 1986. He was a graduate of Our Lady of the Lake Minor Seminary, Lake Wawasee, IN and Mount St. Mary of the West Major Seminary,...
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Jean M. Kenline

August 24, 2016

Jean M. Kenline, R.N, B.S, M.P.A, C.N.A, 83, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Surviving are her son, David W.(Mary) Kenline of Elizabethtown, KY granddaughter, Nicole (Allen) Kenline Lewis of Pittsburg, PA; grandson, Paul Kenline of Louisville, KY; great-grandchildren, Landen, Beck, Odin; brother, James P. Manning of Fort Wayne, IN. and her companion Sammy, her dog. Jean was preceded in...
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Catherine "Katie" Kintz

February 7, 1920 - August 23, 2016

Catherine M. "Katie" (Trentadue) Kintz, 96, passed peacefully Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community. Born in Modugno Bari, Italy, Catherine was the daughter of the late Raffaele and Cecilia Trentadue. She worked for over 60 years in the garment industry with Fort Wayne Tailoring Company and Bennetts of New Haven. She was a long time member of St. Jude Catholic...
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Jack R. Witham

August 23, 2016

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