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Ivah M. Longardner

November 15, 1922 - June 21, 2018

Longardner, Ivah M. passed away on Thursday, June 21st, 2018. She was born in Chariton, Iowa on November 15, 1922 to John and Paschal Parry. Soon after, the family moved to Ottumwa, Iowa where she attended schools graduating from Ottumwa High School in 1940. She was employed by the telephone company until moving to Fort Wayne in 1943 where she worked for the Indiana State Highway Division. She...
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Margaret E. Anderson

June 21, 2018

Margaret E Anderson, 70, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Huntington, IN. Margaret retired from Verizon after 12 years. She was a Union Steward for IBEW Local 723. Surviving are her daughter, Missy (Randall) May of Knoxville, TN, daughter, Shawn Anderson of Upland, IN, son, Jason (Amanda) Anderson of Roanoke, IN, siblings, Dave (Karin) Wyatt of Montpelier, IN, Ray (Jo)...
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Virginia "Ginny" (Shank) Harrod

June 20, 2018

Virginia "Ginny" (Shank) Harrod , 84, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Presence Sacred Heart Assisted Living in Avilla. She was born in Ohio to the late Glenn and Velma (Tooman) Shank. She received both of her Bachelors and Master's degree from St. Francis University Ft Wayne, Indiana. She married Lawrence Harrod on December 27, 1952, he preceded her in death on December 25, 2009. ...
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Jeannine M. Brunkhart

May 25, 1930 - June 20, 2018

Jeannine M. Brunkhart, 88, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Jeannine worked as a data processing supervisor with Lincoln Life for 32 years, retiring in 1985. She attended Nine Mile United Methodist Church and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 241 and F.O.P Retirements Association. Jeannine loved NASCAR Racing. Surviving are her son,...
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Stanley L. Guenin

January 4, 1943 - June 17, 2018

Stanley L. Guenin, 75, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Metron of LaMont in LaMont, MI. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Stan served honorably in the United States Army. Stan loved to fish and enjoyed following baseball statistics. Surviving are his daughter Teresa (William) Layman of Fort Wayne; siblings, Rosemary (James) Clark of Hoagland, IN, Walter E (Elenore) Guenin of Topeka, IN, Sandra Bennett...
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Wayne C. Whisler

June 17, 2018

Wayne C. Whisler, 93, of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018. Born June 21, 1924 in Fort Wayne, IN, he was the son of the late Cassius and Ann (Bender) Whisler. He served in US Navy Seabees in World War II, worked at Fruehauf Trailers as a welder, and was President of Fruehauf and Phelps Dodge Credit Union. Wayne will be remembered for his infectious charm and sense of humor, sharp...
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Darryl L. Cargo, Jr.

June 17, 2018

Darryl L. Cargo Jr. age 56, peacefully passed away on June 17, 2018 at Parkview Randallia Hospital. Darryl was born in Jeannette, Pennsylvania on September 27, 1961 to Carol Cargo and the late Darryl Cargo Sr. He excelled in school and received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from The University of Pittsburgh in 1983. For 31 years, Darryl was employed at ITT Industries ...
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Bertal E. (Gene) Nickell

June 16, 2018

Bertal E. "Gene" Nickell, 75, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. He was born in West Liberty, KY, to the late Bertal Jay and Clara Hazel Nickell. Gene was a Vietnam Army Veteran and served from 1962-1968. He worked in the warehouse at Midwest Air Filter for 20 years, retiring in 2015. Gene was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed watching action...
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Harry McLain

June 16, 2018

Harry E. McLain, 95, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Louisville, KY, Harry worked as an engineer with Magnavox for many years, until his retirements. He was a member of Waynedale Church of Christ and served honorably in the United States Army. Harry loved to tinker and fix anything around the house. He had a big heart and enjoyed making others smile....
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Patricia L. Lovellette

June 15, 2018

Patricia L. Lovellette age 71, peacefully passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018. She is survived by her children, Brenda Collette, John Smith, Rick Smith and Monte Hopper; 8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and 5 siblings. Patricia was born May 3, 1947 in Monroeville, IN to the late Harry and Pearl Lovellette. She retired from the City County Building with over 20 years of service. Pat was a...
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Richard L. Walls

June 15, 2018

Richard L Walls, 80, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018 at his home in Fort Wayne, IN surrounded by his family. Surviving are his loving wife of 61 years, Doreatha F Walls. A memorial service will be held 2pm Saturday June 23, 2018 at Faith Baptist Church 6600 Trier Road, Fort Wayne, IN with a gathering one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Pre-School Academy...
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Mary C. Davison

June 15, 2018

Mary C. Davison, 80, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in St. Johns, MI, Mary worked as a salesperson for WAJI, WGL, and WOWO for 25 years, retiring in 1988. She enjoyed decorating, flower gardening, and shopping. Surviving are her husband Jack Davison of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Ronda (Paul) VanCamp of Fort Wayne; sons, Matthew "Scott" (Song) Popplewell of Phoenix, AZ and...
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Gary W. Zingler

June 14, 2018

Gary W. Zingler, 74, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Milwaukee, WI, Gary worked as a Plant Manager with Briggs and Stratton for 41 years. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Zingler of Fort Wayne, IN, sister, Barbara Zingler of Green Bay, WI, sister, Sandra Zingler of Ixonia, WI, brother, Robert (Sharon) Zingler of Oconomowoc, WI, grandsons, Brett and Zachary Zingler,...
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William (Bill) Wunderlin

June 14, 2018

William "Bill" Wunderlin, 81, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, He graduated from St. Francis University with a Bachelor's in Art and a Master's in Elementary Education. Bill worked as a teacher with St. Jude and then St. Therese for 20 years. He was passionate about theatre and worked for several years with Arena and...
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Virginia L. Vernard

June 14, 2018

Virginia L. Vernard, 89, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. She was born in Indianapolis, IN. Virginia enjoyed cooking, sewing, cake decorating and teaching Sunday School. Surviving are her children, Linda (Brett) Erb of Anchorage, AK; Jane (John) Bennett of Signal Mountain, TN; William (Ann) Vernard of Olmsted Falls, OH; grandchildren, Angela,...
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Mathis (Moose) Gunner Michael

June 13, 2018

Mathis "Moose" Gunner Michael, 3, was born on July, 26, 2014 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The third of three sons. He loved playing with his brothers and animals. He was full of love and brought joy to any one he came in contact with. Mathis "Moose" Gunner Michael was pronounced at 10:27am on June 13, 2018 due to a sudden brain aneurysm. As tragic as it is for the family, they find comfort knowing...
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James D. Waffle

June 13, 2018

James D. Waffle, 89, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Toledo, OH, Jim earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Toledo. Jim worked as a building contractor for many years, retiring in 1999. He was a member of Brookside Church, Three Rivers Visiting Dogs, Building Contractors Association, and Pi Kappa Alpha. He served honorably in the United States Army. He was...
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Dana Alice Zumbaugh

June 12, 2018

Dana Alice Zumbaugh, 76, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on June 12, 2018. She had recently moved back to Fort Wayne after living in Apopka, FL for 30 years. Dana was born in Windsor, MO on March 3, 1942. She attended a one room schoolhouse until high school and used to ride a horse to school with her brother Jerry. After graduating from Central Missouri State College in 1964, Dana began a...
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James Henry Crandal

June 12, 2018

James Henry Crandal, 93, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Lutheran Life Villages - Anthony Blvd. in Fort Wayne. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, James was a local farmer from 1946-1958 and then worked in the maintenance department, with SWAC Schools for 28 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of Risen Savior Lutheran Church, James was a volunteer at Lutheran...
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Mary Elizabeth Stant

June 12, 2018

Mary Elizabeth Stant, 96, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne. Born in London Bridge, VA, Mary worked for Bank of Virginia for many years, retiring in 1972. She was a member of Park Place Methodist Church, Norfolk Garden Club, WWII Women's Auxiliary, Bridge Club, and Young at Hearts Club. She enjoyed dancing and gardening. She was a gracious lady, a true "southern...
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Jacqueline (Jackie) Rhea Mossburg

June 12, 2018

Jacqueline "Jackie" Rhea Mossburg, 81, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Neon, KY, she was a 1953 graduate of Fleming Neon High School and in 1959 she graduated from University of Kentucky with her bachelor's degree. She then earned her master's degree from the University of Saint Francis and in 1965 earned her doctorates degree in 1981 from Ball State University. She...
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Thomas G. Bastress

June 12, 2018

Thomas G. Bastress, 91, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 surrounded by family and loved ones in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Thomas owned and operated Automotive and Industrial Supply for 63 years, operating as NAPA Autoparts. He was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church, Rotary Club of Fort Wayne, North Side Alumni Association, Fort Wayne Historical Society, Fort Wayne Aviation...
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Mary A. Leuenberger

June 12, 2018

Mary A. Leuenberger age 96, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. She is survived by her children, Stephen (Annamarie) Leuenberger, Ted (Gretchen) Leuenberger, Janice (Allen) Forni and Chuck (Sharon) Leuenberger; 10 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 1 great-great granddaughter and brother, Jerry Schaab. Preceded in death by her husbands, Tony Westrick and Charles Leuenberger. ...
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Frank D. Frary

June 12, 2018

Frank D. Frary, 83, a former Fort Wayne resident, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton, where he had resided since 2015. Born and raised in Fort Wayne, son of the late Ruth R. (Duncan) Frary and Harold Calvin Frary, Frank attended South Side High School, Indiana University and the University of Saint Francis . He met Dorothy Neff-Smith at the Democratic Luncheon...
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Carol Ann (Hatina) Gemlick

June 10, 2018

Carol Ann (Hatina) Gemlick, 76, of Fort Wayne, IN formerly of Greenville, SC passed away June10, 2018 at the Supportive Care Unit at Parkview Randalia, Fort Wayne, IN. Born November 30, 1941 in Cleveland, OH, she is preceded in death by her parents Frank Otto and Edith Elsie (Benes) of Cleveland, OH, her late husband Frederick Daniel Gemlick, sister Sharon Elizabeth (Hatina) Taylor of Crosby, TX...
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Wanda M. Beggs

June 10, 2018

Wanda M Beggs, 89, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville. She was born in Cincinnati, OH, to the late Bearl and Birdie Graybeal. Wanda worked as a Secretary with Local 305 IBEW for 21 years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, She was a determined and outgoing lady that had a passion for life. She loved spending...
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Shawn L. Stiver

June 9, 2018

Shawn L. Stiver, 68, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Garrett, IN, Shawn was a 1968 graduate of Eastside High School, graduated Indiana University and received her Master's degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. Shawn and John were married at Butler Church of Christ on March 21,1970. She worked as a contact representative with the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board for 25...
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Mark Steven Allen

June 9, 2018

MARK STEVEN ALLEN, 59, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Fort Wayne, Ind. Born Jan. 12, 1959, in Batavia, NY., he was a son of the late Roland and Virginia (O'Grady) Allen. Mark grew up raising onions on the family farm and graduated from Elba Central High School in 1977. Together with his brother Dan, he built a successful business in Fort Wayne, Ind., where he spent the last 33 years of...
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Lila L. Landram

June 8, 2018

Lila L. Landram Fort Wayne, IN Lila L. Landram age 95, peacefully passed away on Friday. June 8, 2018. Lila is survived by her son, Michael (Linda) Landram; grandchildren, Megan Landram and Nathan Landram; great grandchildren, Audrey, Gabrielle and Jackson and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard C. Landram and 4 sisters and 4 brothers. Lila was born...
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Nancy Jean Stump

June 7, 2018

Nancy Jean Stump , 73, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Nancy was born in Fort Wayne, to the late Frank and Helen (Miller) Baron. She married John Stump on August 28, 1965, was divorced, never remarried. Nancy retired from the Wayne Township Trustees Office as a Employment Specialist in 2011. Surviving are sons, Louis F. (Darla) Stump and Charles...
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Betty A. Sowers

June 7, 2018

Betty A Sowers, 89, of Churubusco passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018. Born and raised in Fort Wayne. Betty graduated from North Side High School. She was the supervisor of the Information Office at IPFW for many years, retiring at age 65. She loved her beagles, Christmas, and country living. Surviving are her daughter, Joyce Sowers of Fort Wayne, IN, son, Mike (Beth) Sowers of Saint James City,...
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Judith A. Cooper

June 7, 2018

Judith A. Cooper, 71, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018 surrounded by her family at home in Fort Wayne. Judith was the daughter of the late James and Mary Hughes. She was a wonderful and loving mother. She will be greatly missed. Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Jackson D. Cooper; daughter, Heather (Daniel R.) Carroll; son, Jackson Cooper; brothers, Gregory (Shari) Hughes, Jim "Nick" (Jan)...
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Maxine M. Hoppel

June 6, 2018

Maxine M. Hoppel, 93, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Sycamore Village in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Maxine worked as a secretary with Forest Park School for 40 years, retiring in 2007. She was a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church and volunteered at St. Joseph Hospital for many years. She enjoyed reading and knitting and liked to play bridge. Surviving are her children Barb...
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Jeanne M. Hammen

June 5, 2018

Jeanne M. Hammen, 91, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Jeanne was the daughter to the late Paul and Marie Freistroffer. She worked for Wayne Pharmaceutical for many years until her retirement. She was a faithful member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Jeanne was very intellectual and was the happiest person you would ever meet. She will be greatly...
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Ruth A. (Puff) Stinnett

June 3, 2018

Ruth A. (Puff) Stinnett, 92, went to her heavenly home with her family by her side on, Sunday, June 3, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne to the late Adolph and Malinda (Parker) Puff. She married Clarence Stinnett, who proceeded her death. Ruth worked as a Lab Secretary with Joslyn/Slater Steel, retiring in 1991. She was a member of Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church, VFW Auxiliary Post...
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Kent D. Swihart

June 3, 2018

Kent D. Swihart, 83, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Ned and Bertha Mildred Swihart. Kent graduated from Arcola High School in 1953. He was a US Army Veteran and served for 6 years. Kent worked as a Forklift Driver with International Harvester for 28 years, retiring in 1989. He delivered trucks for...
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Geraldine (Lady) Bostic

June 2, 2018

Geraldine (Lady) Bostic, 63, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018 at her daughter's home in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Detroit, MI, and graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1974. Geraldine dedicated her life to helping people through her work in various positions in the medical field. She had an amazing sense of humor and liked to make people laugh. Geraldine enjoyed going to the casino,...
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Vernon A. Fawley, Jr.

June 2, 2018

Vernon A. Fawley Jr., 80, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Warsaw, IN, to the late Vernon A. Sr. and Pauline Fawley. He graduated from North Webster High School in 1957. Vernon worked several years on passenger trains for the railroad and also as an Expeditor with US Post Office of Fort Wayne, IN for 43yrs years, retiring on January 1, 2001. ...
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Eleanor (Lee) King

June 2, 2018

Eleanor "Lee" King, 90, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, IL, Lee worked as an office manager/owner with King-Weyler Equipment Inc for 26 years, retiring in 1999. She was a member of the American Kennel Association, Obedience Club, and Mizpah Shrine Horse Patrol. Surviving are her sons, Scott Alan (Kathy) King of Indianapolis,...
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Eleanor "Lee" King

June 2, 2018

Eleanor "Lee" King, 90, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, IL, Lee worked as an office manager/owner with King-Weyler Equipment Inc for 26 years, retiring in 1999. She was a member of the American Kennel Association, Obedience Club, and Mizpah Shrine Horse Patrol. Surviving are her sons, Scott Alan (Kathy) King of Indianapolis,...
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Helen J. Archbold

June 1, 2018

Helen J. Archbold, 86, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 1, 2018. Born January 16, 1932, she was the daughter of Alvey Kenneth & Mable (Worman) Mettert. She is survived by her daughters, Cindy (James) Hart of Columbia City, IN, Karen Archbold of Golden, CO and Sherry (Rob) Stark of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Kristin Monnier, Travis (Mindy) Hart and Hannah & Hailey Stark; great...
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Melvin E. Donahue

June 1, 2018

Melvin E. Donahue, 88, passed away Friday, June 1, 2018. Born in Cass County, IN, Melvin served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked with Penn-Central (Conrail) Railroad. He was a member of Assembly of God Church in Angola, IN. Surviving are his daughter, Peggy Ankenbrandt of New Haven, IN, son, Michael (Debby) Donahue of Land O' Lakes, FL,daughter, Anita (Dan Duffek)...
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Michael L. Wisniewski

June 1, 2018

Michael L. Wisniewski age 60, passed away on Friday, June 1, 2018. He is survived by his children, Allena J. (Michael) Knepper, Lee M. (Lindsay) Brown and Jean M. Strahm; grandchildren, Michena and Maverick Knepper, Maddison, Khloe, Cayden and Paisley Brown, Jerrin Deeds, Cole Strahm and Kenley Stidam; father, Bernard (Marian) Wisniewski; mother, Jacqueline Wisniewski; brother, David (Randi)...
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Richard R. Nicevski

June 1, 2018

Richard R. Nicevski , 43, passed away Friday, June 1, 2018 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Detroit, MI, Richard worked as an independent truck driver. He was a member of St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church, Survivors include his parents Vasil and Joann (Novachkov) Nicevski of Fort Wayne; children Vasil, Philip and Simona Nicevski, all of Ft Wayne; brother, Krstin Nicevski;...
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Timothy T. Olinger

June 1, 2018

Timothy T Olinger, 60, passed away Friday, June 1, 2018 at his home in Fort Wayne. He was born in North Manchester, IN, to the late Frederick and RoseMary Olinger. Timothy graduated in 1976 from North Manchester High School and earned his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Tennessee and played college basketball. He retired in 2018 an Executive Vice President at Baden Tax Management...
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Luba J. Evans

May 31, 2018

Luba J. Evans, 94, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Neret, Macedonia, Luba owned and operated Southtown Inn with her family for 48 years. She was a member of St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church. Luba loved to cook and loved seeing others happy. She was very gracious and always had a smile on her face. Surviving are her children, Bill J. Evans and Cathy (Paul) Carteaux,...
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Barbara J. Pook-Knox

May 31, 2018

Barbara J. Pook-Knox of Fort Wayne formally a long time resident of South Whitley peacefully passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2018. She was born June 24, 1924 in Kokomo, IN to the late Harry and Mildred (Heath) Adams. During WWII she worked for the Civil Service at Fort Knox, KY and Camp Campbell during the time her husband was in service. Barbara worked 31 1/2 years as a secretary and...
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Nancy (Joan) Cummings

May 30, 2018

Nancy "Joan" Cummings, 86, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at her home in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne IN to the late Blanchard Day, Sr.and Lelia Owen Day. Nancy was a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne and graduated from South Side High School in 1950. Nancy worked as a clerk with General Telephone for 42 years, retiring in 1993. She enjoyed gardening and tending to her...
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Sharon L. Martin

May 30, 2018

Sharon L Martin, 81, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Walter and Beulah Coolman. Sharon graduated from North Side High School in 1955. Her passion and calling in life was caring and nurturing children. Sharon worked at Wesleyan Kiddie Kollege for 20 years. She also taught preschool and Sunday school. ...
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Sharon A. Miller

May 31, 1945 - May 29, 2018

Sharon A. 'Shari' Miller age 72, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her daughters, Christi Miller and Michelle Stine; grandchildren, Taylor and Ryan Stine and sister, Kathy Ogle. Preceded in death by her parents and husband, Steven D. Miller. Shari was born on May 31, 1945 in Anderson, IN to the late Clyde and Janet Harless. She...
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Phyllis N. McKinney

May 29, 2018

Phyllis N. McKinney, 87, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at The Cedars Nursing Home in Leo. Born in Muncie, IN, Phyllis was a member of Epiphany Lutheran Church. She had previously worked with therapy dogs at Canine Companions in Fort Wayne. Phyllis enjoyed cooking, reading and she loved animals. Surviving are her son John (Diane) McKinney of Leo, IN; daughter, Anna Lisa McKinney of Fort Wayne,...
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Donnie L. Snyder

May 28, 2018

Donnie L. Snyder, 67, passed away Monday, May 28, 2018. Born in Bryan, OH. Surviving are his son, Michael (Angela Hash) Snyder of Fort Wayne, daughter Kristy Ochoa of Fort Wayne, grandchildren, Elijah Snyder and Alicia Snyder of Fort Wayne, sister, Linda Hanson of WV, sister, Cheryl Bulmer of Bluffton, sister, Barbara Dinius of Markel, brother, John Snyder of Fort Wayne, sister, Gladys Tinney...
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Mary Jo Stoffer

May 28, 2018

Mary Jo Stoffer, 91, passed away Monday, May 28, 2018 at Miller's Merry Manor-Fort Wayne. Born in La Porte, IN, Mary Jo graduated from South Side High School. She worked with Lincoln National Life Insurance Company for many years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church and the Lincolnshire Community Association. She volunteered many years at the Shawnee Library after...
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Donald P. Stump

September 15, 1938 - May 27, 2018

Donald P Stump, 79, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Hartford City, IN to the late Paul V. and Esther Stump. Donald graduated from Muncie Central High School and was a US Air Force Veteran. He worked for IBM for many years as a Computer Repair Specialist. Donald was a volunteer driver for the Matthew 25 Dental Clinic for several...
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Kristine A. Kehr

May 27, 2018

Kristine A. Kehr, 63, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018 in Fort Wayne. She was born in Elkhart County, IN. Kristine was kind hearted, a care taker, and would do anything for anyone. She was a jack of all trades. She will be greatly missed. Surviving are her daughter, Nanette (Charlie) Miller of Syracuse, INl son, Montie (Jenny) George of Fort Wayne, IN; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren;...
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Norma A. Jellison

May 18, 1936 - May 27, 2018

Norma A. (Schwierking) Jellison, 82, passed away at home Sunday, May 27, 2018 after a year long battle with ALS. Born in Warsaw, IN, Norma graduated from St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing and worked as a Registered Nurse with John E. Krueger, M.D. & John Nill, M.D. for 30 years, retiring in 1999. She was a volunteer at Parkview North Cancer Center and the St. Vincent de Paul Society....
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Julian F. Franke III

July 13, 1939 - May 27, 2018

Julian F. Franke III, 78, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital surrounded by family. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, he graduated from Central Catholic High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956-1962. Julian retired in 1985 after 23 years with the Fort Wayne Fire Department, serving as Captain for 14.5 years. He was also the manager with Fire Systems for 10 years,...
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George C. Wissinger

June 11, 1935 - May 27, 2018

George C. Wissinger, 82, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018 at home in Huntington. Born in Nappanee, IN, George worked as a supervisor with Buckeye Pipeline for 36 and a half years, retiring in 1993. He was a problem solver. He loved being surrounded by his family and was a true friend to many. He will be missed greatly. Surviving are his wife of 61 and a half years, Della Wissinger of Huntington,...
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Paul H. Regenold

March 27, 1929 - May 26, 2018

Paul H. Regenold, 89 passed away on May 26, 2018 with his family and children by his side at Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne. He died from a broken heart of losing his beloved Norma Jean in January 2018. Paul was born in 1929 in Monroe, Michigan. He was a depression kid and overcame tough odds through hard work and a zest for life. He worked at several Ft. Wayne companies in data processing and...
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Maurice G. "Mo" Stucky

December 30, 1928 - May 25, 2018

Maurice G. "Mo" Stucky age 89, peacefully passed away on Friday, May 25, 2018. He is survived by his daughters, Beth (late Rob) Shaw of Fort Wayne, IN, Debbie (Eric) Mansfield and Vicki (Mel) Budreau both of Fremont, IN; 8 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; sister, Claralou Stucky; sister in law, Dee Van Horn; many beloved nieces and nephews. Preceded in death...
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Maurice G. Stucky

May 25, 2018

Maurice G. Stucky age 89, peacefully passed away on Friday, May 25, 2018. He is survived by his daughters, Beth (late Rob) Shaw of Fort Wayne, IN, Debbie (Eric) Mansfield and Vicki (Mel) Budreau both of Fremont, IN; 8 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; sister, Claralou Stucky; sister in law, Dee Van Horn; many beloved nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his...
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Rex Burnell Burden

April 25, 1930 - May 25, 2018

Rex B. Burden, 88, passed away Friday, May 25, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Rex graduated from Fort Wayne Central High school and attended Indiana Institute of Technology. Rex worked for NCR for 18 years and was the owner of Burden Business Machines for 25 years. He served honorably in the United States Marine Corp. He loved the family cottage at Lake James where he enjoyed boating and...
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David Bob Ables

October 21, 1939 - May 25, 2018

David "Bob" Ables , 78, passed away Friday, May 25, 2018 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Bob worked currently at the Shepherd's House in maintenance and was an electrician with Laux Arnold Electric for 10 years, retiring in 2007. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy as a SeaBee, stationed in the Virgin Islands. He was a proud Purple Heart recipient. Bob was a...
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Sherman Butch Love

June 7, 1952 - May 24, 2018

Sherman "Butch" Love, 65, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Bryan, OH, Butch worked as a Journeyman Maintenance Man with Sheller Globe for 28 years. He then worked for Vee Engineering until his retirement. He was former co-owner of Final Score and enjoyed collecting Hopalong Cassidy memorabilia and sports cards. Butch loved fishing and coaching PAL and St. Joe Little...
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Dorothy Juanita Stuart

May 23, 2018

Dorothy Juanita Stuart, 90, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Baskets, KY in Henderson County to the late George Bowlds and Odessa Dunn, Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was considered as a gourmet cook and loved making meals for the family and friends. She was a faithful and longtime member of...
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James E. Loehr

March 7, 1931 - May 22, 2018

James E. Loehr, 87, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Chapman Place in Fort Wayne. Born in Birmingham, AL. James served honorably in the United States Air Force. He was a very active in the local D.A.V. and American Motorcyclist Association. Surviving are his ex-wife, Marjorie Loehr; three sons, Dennis J. Loehr of Fort Wayne, Ernest W. (Vicki) Loehr of Columbia City, and Joseph A. Loehr of...
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Eilene M. Schiffli

May 22, 2018

Eilene M. Schiffli, 92, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Eilene worked with Harvester for 8 years, then with Fort Wayne Community Schools until retirement. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Eilene loved being a mother and was very caring. She will be greatly missed. Surviving are her sons, Doug (Lana)...
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Phillip Allan Loe

May 21, 2018

Phillip Allan Loe, 76, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in South Whitley, IN, Phillip worked as a truck driver with Super Value for 30 years. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion. Phillip served honorably in the Marine Corp. He enjoyed golfing, playing cards, and being a father. He loved his children and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed....
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Larry L. Pemberton

May 21, 2018

Larry L. Pemberton, 83, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018 at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Formerly of Syracuse, IN he was born in Payne, OH. Larry graduated from Central High School. He graduated with an engineering degree from Indiana Tech. He was a veteran of the US Army. Larry worked as an engineer with GTE for 22 years. He enjoyed spending time with grandchildren and family....
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Patricia L. McKenzie

May 20, 2018

Patricia L. McKenzie, 77, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 at her home in Fort Wayne, IN with family. She was born to the late Frank F. and Edna Wentworth in Beverly, MA. Patricia worked at Dana Weatherhead Corp for 26 years in the accounting department and also as a home health aide for 15 years before retiring. She was a member of Fellowship Missionary Church. Surviving are her husband,...
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Justin Michael Geise

May 20, 2018

Justin Michael Geise, 37, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Huntertown. Born in Fort Wayne, Justin was a graduate of Carroll High School and Ball State University and worked with IASA group. He was a member of St. Vincent Catholic Church and music organization, Family Affiliated. Justin was a huge Detroit sports fan and loved crazy socks. He was a radio personality for Wild 96.3 and was known...
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Merlyn V. Crabill

May 20, 2018

Merlyn V. Crabill , 93, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. He was born in Hoagland, IN, to the late Roy and Bessie (Ainsworth) Crabill. Merlyn worked as a Welder/Manager with American Steel Supply for 41 years, retiring in April 20, 1990. He was a member of Leo United Methodist Church, Surviving are his wife of 72 years, Velma Crabill of Leo; sons, Larry ...
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Doris Leamon

May 19, 2018

Doris Leamon, 87, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Green Valley, Arizona. Born in Fort Wayne. Doris worked as a secretary for Peace Lutheran Church and various other churches. She served as PTA President for Abbott Elementary and taught Sunday School at South Side Church of the Nazarene. Doris was a homemaker, acrobat artist, an amazing seamstress, and most of all a loving and supportive...
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Julie Shields

May 19, 2018

Julie Shields, 60 died on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Sue and Tom Stock. Julie proudly graduated from Bishop Luers High School. She worked at Lincoln National Bank for many years and volunteered for the Christ Child organization. Her hobbies included sewing, cross stitching, and other crafts. She especially enjoyed making things for friends and...
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Joan I. Sterling

May 18, 2018

Joan I. Sterling, 92, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018 at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Lima, OH, to the late Walter Scott and Iva Marie Dodge. She moved to Fort Wayne as a young girl and graduated from South Side High School in 1943. Joan worked for General Telephone for several years and retired as a Secretary with Fort Wayne Community Schools. Joan...
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Mary Maxine Pritchett

May 18, 2018

Mary Maxine Pritchett , 95, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018 at Hamilton House in Fort Wayne. She was born in Potoka, IN to the late Otto and Esther Oursler. Maxine graduated from Princeton HS in and also from Vincennes University. Her hobbies included knitting, sewing, cooking and baking. Maxine was an outgoing woman that enjoyed spending time with her friends. Maxine will be remembered for...
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J. Robert "Bob" Shimer

May 18, 2018

J. Robert "Bob" Shimer, 93, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018. Bob was born on September 17, 1924 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana to the late Byrl Revere and Margaret (Knox) Shimer. One of his earliest claims to fame was that he was voted Ft. Wayne's most beautiful baby in 1926. His family moved to Toledo, Ohio where he had a wonderful childhood and told many stories about his adventures with his friends on...
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Marvetta G. Myers

May 17, 2018

Marvetta G. Myers, 78, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018. Born in Battle Creek, MI. Marvetta retired from United Express Systems. She received the Superior Public Service Medal from the Secretary of the Navy for her part in the 1990-1991 Yellow Ribbon Campaign. Surviving are her children; Jeanne D. Huddleston of Cincinnati, OH, M. Sue (Glenn) Becker of Fort Wayne, IN, Larry C. (Lisa) Myers of...
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Virginia Mae Wampler

May 17, 2018

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, Virgina Mae Wampler (99), mother, grandmother and sister passed away peacefully at her home in Ft. Wayne, IN. She was born to Ernest and Sylvia (Thatcher) Lantis on March 22, 1919. She was older sister to Jannette Hartman Caley of Brewster MA., Louise Buzzard (deceased) and Dorothy Stocksdale (deceased). She was married to Fredrick (Fritz) Guthier of Huntington, IN. and...
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Steven Lee Stroup, Sr.

May 17, 2018

Steven Lee Stroup Sr., 79, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018 surrounded by family. Steve was a loving, caring, husband and father. Born in Sturgis, MI, to Walter and Mabel Stroup. Steve was the CEO of HVAC Machine Company. He was a member of Emmanuel Community Church. He was known for 36 patents he created for the HVAC industry. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Loretta Stroup, son, Steve ...
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Brenda K. Jackson

May 16, 2018

Brenda K Jackson, 62, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in Grabill. Born in Sherwood, MI was a member of American Legion Post 409 Auxiliary and Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawa Tomi. She enjoyed fishing and loved having her family together. She will be greatly missed. Surviving are her husband of 17 years, Steve Jackson; six children; and three brothers. Brenda was preceded in death by her...
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Dallas H. Christopher

May 16, 2018

Dallas H. Christopher, 86, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Dallas worked as a project coordinator with The City of Fort Wayne for 29 years, retiring in 1984. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and being outdoors. He loved being surrounded by his family. He will be greatly missed. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Bonnie Christopher of Fort Wayne; son, Michael R....
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Nick Minnick

May 16, 2018

Nick Minnick, 75, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Born in Columbia City, Indiana, Nick was the son of the late Clarence and Florence Minnick. He worked in the Heating and Cooling Industry until his retirement. Nick was an avid model airplane builder. He enjoyed flying his completed projects and belongs to Flying Circuits. Nick was a tinkerer around the house and was willing to give his...
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Jerry L. Norton

May 15, 2018

Jerry L. Norton, 83, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in Lecanto, FL. Born in Fort Wayne, Jerry worked with the City of Fort Wayne Filtration Plant for 42 years, retiring in 1994. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife, Elaine Norton of Fort Wayne; his children, Lisa Starks, Karen Miller both of Fort Wayne, Julie Rogers of Geneva, IN, and Scott Norton of Fort...
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Donald William Davis, Sr.

May 15, 2018

Chief Petty Officer Donald William Davis Sr., of Fort Wayne Indiana was born to the late Herman Davis and Dorothy (Hollopeter) Davis on December 6, 1946. He left his earthly home on May 15, 2018, surrounded by his family. He served twenty years in the United States Navy retiring on October 31, 1986 in Waianae Hawaii. Following his retirement Don enjoyed his family, camping and traveling. He is...
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Darleen Yvonne (Murphy) Schmidt

May 15, 2018

Darleen Yvonne (Murphy) Schmidt, 88, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at The Hearth at Windermere in Fishers, Indiana. Born in Muskegon, Michigan, Darleen was the daughter of the late Bernard and Lorraine Murphy. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and caring grandmother and great-grandmother to her family. She was a 50 year member of Plymouth Congregational Church, and a 25 year member of...
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Charlene M. Wenzel

May 14, 2018

Charlene M. Wenzel, 69, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Edward Peter and Evelyn Marie Derheimer. Charlene graduated from Bishop Dwenger High School in 1967 and earned her Associates from Ivy Tech. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and loved spending time with her family. Charlene was a librarian with...
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Donna Scott Calvin

May 13, 2018

Donna Scott Calvin, 82, passed away on May 13, 2018. Donna was born on October 12, 1935 to Vern and Etta Scott. Donna graduated from Bryan Ohio High School in 1953. She married Ned Calvin in 1954. Donna and Ned lived in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, New York, Missouri, and Illinois. She is survived by her husband of 64 years Ned Calvin; daughters, Cindy Murfield and Gina (Dean) Hanson; grandchildren,...
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Jean N. Wagner

May 13, 2018

Jean N Wagner, 94, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Saint Anne Home in Fort Wayne. She was born in Ray, IN, to the late Clayton James and Birdene Collins McNaughton. Jean worked at Summit Bank as a teller for 12 years, retiring in 1990. Previously she worked at the Wayne Metal Protection Company. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Surviving are her daughters, Ann L. ...
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Hubert John (Bud) Steinbacher

May 11, 2018

Hubert John "Bud" Steinbacher, 91, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, IL, Bud worked as a union electrician through Local 305 and with GE for 27 years. He served honorably in the United States Navy. He was a member of the Waynedale Masonic Lodge and Shriner. Bud enjoyed working on his small farm in Whitley County and was an avid golfer...
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William R. (Bill) Zion

May 11, 2018

William R. "Bill" Zion , 73, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018 in Fort Wayne. He was born in Ft Wayne to the late John and Helen (Maxson) Zion. Bill was the manager of the print shop at Raytheon for 48 years, he retired in December of 2010. He was a member of The Sons of American Legion Post 82 and the Quarter Century Club at Magnavox. He married Linda Jones on December 29, 1961, who survives...
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Ella Mae Lucas

May 11, 2018

Ella Mae Lucas, 84, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Halls, TN, Ella was a member of Sandpoint Congregation Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Surviving are her children, Evelyn Randale of Dowagiac, MI, Bertha (Lee) Nickens of South Bend, IN, Donald (Brenda) Lucas of Dowagiac, MI, Christopher (Donna) Lucas of Indianapolis, IN, Robin M. (Edward) Crawford of Fort Wayne,...
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Lois Murphy Devine

May 11, 2018

Lois Murphy Devine, age 85, passed away May 11, 2018 at her residence in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne October 7, 1932 to the late Vincent and Iantha Murphy. She was a member of the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception and was coordinator for the Eucharistic Ministries for many years as well as an usher. Lois was employed at the IBM Corporation for 21 years, retiring as senior secretary...
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Zina Ida Haaff

May 10, 2018

Zina Ida Haaff, 92, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Zina was born on September 3, 1925 to a family of seven children in the country of Poland. She and her older sister, Bronia survived World War II, having been taken into forced labor by the Germans. After the war, Zina came to the United States in 1949, sponsered by the Catholic Relief Organization. Zina became an...
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Beth E. Richardson

May 10, 2018

Beth E. Richardson, 67, received her wings and went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 10, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Beth worked with St. Joe Hospital for 40 years. She was an active member of Brookside Community Church and formerly Christ Church at Georgetown, and a former Girls Scout Troop Leader. Beth enjoyed music, sewing, flower design, and most of all she enjoyed spending...
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Barbara M. Aschliman

May 9, 2018

Barbara M. Aschliman, 60, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her brother, Bob (Judy) Aschliman of Westfield, IN. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Milton and Helen Aschliman. Service is 1:00 pm, Monday, May 14, 2018 at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Ave with calling one hour prior. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. To sign the...
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Jayne E. Hull

May 9, 2018

Jayne E Hull, 61, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jayne was the daughter of the late Harry and Rita Hull. She worked with Universal Tool for 20 years, prior to retirement. Jayne loved gardening, mowing her lawn, dancing, and country music. Surviving are her daughters, Christina "Kristy" Ludwig, Angelique Hull both of Fort Wayne; grandson, Deacon Ludwig, with a...
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Wanda L. Saalfrank

May 9, 2018

Wanda L. Saalfrank, 90, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Born in Harco, Illinois, Wanda was the daughter of the late George and Letha Arthur. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and caring grandmother to her family. She enjoyed bowling, and shopping daily. Wanda was an avid animal lover and any animal that made it in to her home, "Had it Made." She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran...
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Marjorie (Margie) E. Himes

May 9, 2018

Marjorie "Margie" E. Himes, 96, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Born in Evansville, Indiana, Margie was the daughter of the late Charles Kuester and Meta Double. She worked as a sales clerk with S & H Greenstamp Store for 20 years, retiring in 1984. She was an active member at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. Margie volunteered for Lutheran Hospital and St Matthews Food Bank for many years....
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Harold P. Mowery

May 9, 2018

Harold P. Mowery, 77, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in Fort Wayne. He is survived by his wife, Judith Mowery of Fort Wayne; and three daughters. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com.
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