Celebrity Obituaries

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Bonnie L.

January 18, 2018

Bonnie L. Isenbarger, 85, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Born Jan. 27, 1932, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Orval and Vera Brubaker. Bonnie was a member of the Junior Bowling Association and was inducted in to the Women's Bowling Hall of Fame. She was involved with Little League Baseball and enjoyed woodworking and gardening. In her later years she enjoyed volunteering...
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Clara D. Harris

September 22, 1946 - January 18, 2018

Clara D. Harris, 71, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Clara worked for GE and Magnavox prior to working at BAE Systems where she worked until her retirement. She was an active member at First Assembly of God, where she was a greeter, funeral dinner coordinator, and helped the elderly. She had a servants heart and touched many lives with her Godly love...
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Hon Thi Thi

January 1, 1923 - January 17, 2018

Hon Thi Thi, 95, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Tayninh, Vietnam, Hon was the daughter of the late Xuong Thi and Ngu Thi Cao. Surviving are her children, Ninh Tran, Chien Tran, Sau Tran, Ngoc Tran, Dung Tran, Hoa Tran, Thanh Tran, and Phat Tran. Hon was preceded in death by husband Man Tran. Service is 10:30 am, Saturday, January 20, 2018...
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Mary Lou Walda

January 17, 2018

Mary Lou Walda, 90, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Mary Lou enjoyed caring for her family as a homemaker. She was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church and DORCAS. She was an active volunteer for Elizabeth North Circle, PEO, Home Bound Meals, Lutheran Life, and her church. Mary Lou enjoyed playing cards with her friends at Fort Wayne Country...
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Sharon Kay Carsrud

January 16, 2018

Sharon Kay Carsrud, 75, passed away on January 16, 2018. She was born in Muncie, IN on January 24, 1942. Sharon worked as a Licensed Practicing Nurse at various nursing homes before her retirement. Her hobbies included playing bingo, poker, and slot machines. Sharon also enjoyed attending hockey games, and would travel to various cities to watch games live. She was an avid Blackhawks and Chicago...
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Bobby Joe Lewis

January 14, 2018

Bobby Joe Lewis, 70, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Gould, AR, Bobby worked with General Motors for more than 41 years, and was a member of the GM Auto Workers Union. Surviving are his wife, Deloise Lewis of Fort Wayne; children, Steven Lewis of San Diego, CA, Demires (Kevin) Dickson of Fort Wayne, Demetrious Lewis of Fort Wayne, and DeShawn Lewis of Fort Wayne; ...
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Catherine Spice

January 14, 2018

Catherine Spice, 94, of Statesville, NC, formerly of Fort Wayne, IN died Sunday, January 14, 2018 in Statesville, NC. Born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 22, 1923, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She married Edward Spice on June 23, 1945 in Groton, CT. He preceded her in death on January 11, 2004. She loved gardening, cooking and made hand-written cookbooks of...
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June A. Reichenbach

January 14, 2018

June A. Reichenbach, 81, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, June was a member of The Chapel, Ellie's Girls Bowling League, American Legion Post 160, and Auxiliary. She was a devoted wife and mother. June enjoyed knitting and painting and loved her horses. Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Norman R. Reichenbach of Roanoke, IN; son,...
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Yenna D. Nelson

January 13, 2018

Yenna D. Nelson, 57, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away January 13, 2018. Arrangements by D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park.
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Cathleen Joy Harris

January 13, 2018

CATHLEEN JOY HARRIS, 89, passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Hickory Creek at Hicksville. Born in Paulding County, Ohio on April 11, 1928 to Orvel and Florence (Manson) Keck, Joy was a homemaker and had been active in many community organizations, including Milan Homemakers, Woodlan Band Parents, and the March of Dimes. She held many leadership positions in the local, county, and state...
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Mary A. (Marie) Velten

January 13, 2018

Mary A. (Marie) Velten, 89, passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Parkview Hospice Randallia in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born on March 17, 1928 in Three Rivers, MI, to the late Charles A. and Marion Bessone. Mary spent a year in vocational school at Vogue Fashion in Chicago, IL and worked as a buyer for several years. She also worked as a teller with Norwest Bank for 17 years, retiring in...
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Willie Edward Jones, Jr.

June 10, 1928 - January 12, 2018

Willie Edward Jones Jr., 89 passed away on January 12, 2018. He was born in Marion, Alabama on June 10, 1928. Surviving are his son; Willie Jones III; daughters, Pecola (Byram) Trice, Denise Jones-Black, and Linda Stephens, all of Fort Wayne, IN, and Nerissa Jones, of Atlanta, GA; adopted daughter, Sonja Jones of Atlanta, GA; step-daughter, Carmen Glover; and a Host of Grandkids and Great...
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Mary Sue (Lassen) Baldwin

January 12, 2018

Mary Sue (Lassen) Baldwin, 71, passed away Friday, January 12, 2018. Mary was the daughter of the late Erwin and Alma Lassen. Surviving are her siblings, Cathy (David) Overholt of Fort Wayne, Stan (Marge) Lassen of Springfield, MO, Linda (Jack) Florent of Coldwater, MI, Matt Lassen of Coppell, TX, Joe (Caryn) Lassen of Largo, FL; sister-in-law, Myra Lassen of Fort Wayne; step-daughter, Wendi (Ken...
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Millicent (Lee) (Bender) Watson

January 12, 2018

Millicent "Lee" (Bender) Watson, 80, passed away on, January 12, 2018. She was born on September 23, 1937 in Fort Wayne, Indiana; the daughter of the late Frank and Arvada Bender. Lee enjoyed collecting tea pots, porcelain dolls and Victorian doll houses. She was very involved with her family and enjoyed spending time and making memories together. Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Darrell O....
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Marjorie E Gardner

October 28, 1924 - January 12, 2018

Marjorie E. Gardner, 93, of Fort Wayne passed away Friday, January 12, 2018. She was born in 1924 in Huntington County, Indiana to the late Wilfred and Nellie (Robrock) Felton. She married Frank Gardner on January 19, 1972. He died October 26, 1983. Her husband Frank was "The Light" of her life. She also had a great love for all of her nieces and nephews as well as other members of her...
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Richard Carl "Dick" Johnson

January 12, 2018

RICHARD CARL "DICK" JOHNSON, was released from the hands of his loving wife and family on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 to go and be with Jesus. Born Sept. 29, 1926 in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of the late Ethel (Kovatch) Rybicki of Toledo, Ohio and Carl Corbbett Johnson of Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Ball State University with a BS in accounting and received his MBA from St. Francis...
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Keith Walters

January 11, 2018

KEITH WALTERS, 43, passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. He kissed the same woman he swept off her feet at Leo High School (class of 1993), his wife, Amy Walters, one final time before taking his final breath on Earth. Family surrounded Keith to the very end of his valiant fight for 73 days cheering him on to come back to the life he was undeniably amazing at living so well. The love Keith exuded...
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Dorothy M. Reust

January 11, 2018

Dorothy M. Reust, 89, passed away on January 11, 2018. She was born in Adams County, Indiana on November 4, 1928, the daughter of the late Ezra and Arminda Meshberger. Dorothy worked as a Financial Representative at Lutheran Hospital for 16 years before she retired in 1993. After she retired she continued to work part-time for several years. She was a member of St. John the Baptist, and very...
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Donald L. Krueckeberg

January 11, 2018

Donald L. Krueckeberg, 81, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Kendallville, IN, Donald worked with Morrill Motors for 12 years then with USPS for 25 years, retiring in 2002. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. Donald served honorably in the U.S Army for 5 years. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Joan Krueckeberg of Fort Wayne;...
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Margaret Ann Shields

January 11, 2018

Margaret Ann Shields 92, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018. She was born in Huntington, Indiana on April 4, 1925 to the late Paul A. and Marjorie Scheiber. She met her husband, James, in Fort Wayne who precedes her in death after nearly 70 years of marriage. She was a competitive bridge player, avid Notre Dame fan, but mostly a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Margaret was the silent...
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Mary (Haycock) Passineau

January 10, 2018

Passineau, Mary (Haycock), age 87, passed away 01/10/2018 at Kettering Memorial Hospital in Kettering, Ohio. Mary was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on May 18, 1930 to the late George & Dorothy (Jones) Haycock. After graduation from South Side High School in Fort Wayne, Mary attended Albion College in Michigan where she became a member of Delta Gamma Sorority. At Albion she met and married her...
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Gary E. York

January 10, 2018

Gary E. York, 78, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Avilla, IN, Gary worked as a electrician with several local companies. Surviving are his wife, Ruthann York of Fort Wayne; daughter, Kelly (Charlie) Bandelier of New Haven, IN; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Riley Hospital for Children or...
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Jesse Farias

January 10, 2018

Jesse Farias, 50, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Bluffton, IN, Jesse worked as a bartender with State Bar and Grill. He was an avid Cubs fan and enjoyed golfing. Surviving are his daughters, Alyssa Farias and Salina Farias both of Fort Wayne; mother, Juanita Farias of Fort Wayne; sister, Lisa (Darrell) Sanchez of Fort Wayne; brothers, Arnulfo (Janet) Farias...
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Antonia M. Phillips

January 10, 2018

Antonia M. Phillips, 91, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Milwaukee, WI, Antonia worked with Montgomery Ward for 7 years, retiring in 1988. She was a member of The Chapel. She enjoyed sewing and loved her children and grandchildren. Surviving are her sons, George (Vicki) Walter of Fort Wayne, Paul (Lisa) Phillips of Auburn, IN...
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Norma J. Regenold

January 9, 2018

Norma J. Regenold, 86 passed away on January 9, 2018 with her children, and husband by her side at Visiting Nurse Hospice Care in Ft. Wayne. She was the daughter of the late Homer and Lucille Campbell. She was a graduate of the Ft. Wayne International Business School and South Side High School class of 1949. She married Paul Regenold in1951 and they spent 66 wonderful years of marriage together....
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Donald (BoBo) Bobilya

January 9, 2018

Donald (BoBo) Bobilya, 84, of Fort Wayne and LaGrange, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Born August 19, 1933, he was the son of Louis and Linda Bobilya. He grew up in Fort Wayne and attended North Side High School. He married his beloved wife Velma, of Delphos, Ohio, in 1952. BoBo was born to sell. He began his career as a Fuller Brush salesman. He went on to become the top...
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Betty (BJ) Straub

January 8, 2018

Betty "BJ" Straub passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018 at her home in Fort Wayne. She was born on December 16, 1932 in Ft. Wayne at home to the late Otto and Edna (Brown) Lanning. She was a member of the VFW for over 25 years. She was a supporter of St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Paralyzed Vets, and Wounded Warriors. BJ was a loyal patron of the A&O Sweet Shop. BJ couldn't pass up on a...
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David Lee Riley, Sr.

January 8, 2018

David Lee Riley Sr., 78, passed away on January 8, 2018. He was born on October 12, 1939 in Pittsburgh, PA, the son of the late Lee Roy Riley and Sarah Snyder. David served in the US Army as a Military Policeman from 1958 to 1963 when he was Honorably Discharged. He graduated from Robert Morris with an Accounting Degree, and relocated to Fort Wayne in 1972. David worked as an accountant for...
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Ruthanna Gaff

January 8, 2018

Ruthanna Gaff, 96, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, January 8, 2018. Born in Dekalb County, Indiana, Ruthanna was the daughter of the late William and Elva Hull. Ruthanna worked at GE during the War prior to getting married to the love of her life, Enlo John Gaff, who preceded her in death in 1994. Once her children were older she became an attendance clerk at Snider High School...
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Suzanne C. Armstrong

January 8, 2018

Suzanne C. Armstrong, 74, passed away on January 8, 2018. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on January 18, 1943, the daughter of the late Edward and Neva Hunsaker. Suzanne graduated from Northside High School in 1959. She went on to become a school librarian for FWCS, before moving to Indianapolis, where she worked at Indianapolis Public Schools as a librarian until her retirement. Suzanne started...
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James D. Reimschisel

January 8, 2018

James D. Reimschisel, 78, passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Bluffton, IN, James graduated from Ossian High School in 1958. He worked with Goodrich for 44 years, retiring in 2005 and also worked as a mechanic. He was a member of Fellowship Missionary Church. Surviving are his wife, Merris Reimschisel of Fort Wayne; children, David (Amy) Reimschisel of Leo, IN,...
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Carolyn K. Young Deck

January 7, 2018

Carolyn K Young Deck, age 92, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on Sunday January 7, 2018. Carolyn was born December 12, 1925 the daughter of the late Russell and Wilda Young. Carolyn attended St. Joseph United Methodist Church for some time before she began attending Brookside Church. She worked as a ladies' clothing manager at Huntner's and LS Ayers, she then worked as an assistant for...
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Shacarra Lashae Hogue

January 7, 2018

Shacarra Lashae Hogue, 23, departed this life on Sunday, January 7, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Shacarra worked with Fort Wayne Plastics. She was a member of The Spiritual Israel Church and Its Army, Today's Black Woman, and Love International Fashion Troop. She was involved in the New Haven Color Guard and was one of the journalist for Vincennes University Trail Blazer. She loved...
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Toni K. Hunter

January 7, 2018

Toni K Hunter, 61, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Kenneth and Delores "Dee" Johnson. She graduated from Wayne HS in 1969. Toni worked as a School Bus Driver with Fort Wayne Community School for 10 years, and a Med Taxi with Royal Transportation. She was a kind and loving woman that loved her children and her...
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Marlene Jane Kitsos

January 7, 2018

Marlene Jane Kitsos, 64, of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018. Born July 23, 1953 in Bryan, OH, she was the daughter of the late Harlan and Donnabelle Culbertson. Marlene loved being in nature and appreciated the beauty of flowers, birds and animals. She could often be found tending to her flower beds during the summer. She was a dog lover, especially of her beloved Boston...
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Marie Flora Speith

January 7, 2018

Marie Flora Speith, 86, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Urban and Loretta Sorg. Marie had worked at Wayne Candies, Fort Wayne Wire and Die, Kmart, and Z-brick / ChemRex for several years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hessen Cassel. Surviving are her children Linda Marie Speith, Michael Joseph ...
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Mark A. Boner

January 6, 2018

Sergeant 1st Class Mark A. Boner age 43, passed away Saturday January 6th 2018 at Fort Hood Texas. He was born in Fort Wayne In. and was the son of Robert Boner and the late Patricia Habegger Boner. After graduating from Elmhurst High school in 1993 he served in the US army before joining the Indiana National Guard's 38th Sustainment Brigade based in Kokomo where he was a Battalion...
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Joycena A. Bennett

January 6, 2018

Joycena A. Bennett, 19, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Joycena was a member of Holy Scripture Lutheran Church. She enjoyed shopping, adult coloring books, crafts, puzzles, TV, and loud music. She loved spending time with her friends and having the Bible read to her. She will be greatly missed. Surviving are her grandmother, Sandy Bennett of Fort Wayne...
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Glenn Leroy McComb, Jr.

January 6, 2018

Glenn Leroy McComb, Jr., 87, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his daughters, Carolynne (Dave Langdon) McComb, Kristine (Wes) Bradley, Cheryl (Doug) Potter, and April (Robert) Anderson; step-daughters, Cheri (Rick) Cupa, Lorri (Tracey) Ott, and Nancy Capps; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Glenn was preceded in death...
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Doris M. Lausen

January 6, 2018

Doris M. Lausen, 89, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Woodburn, IN, Doris was the heart of a welcoming home, a volunteer at Parkview Hospital, and a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. With an adventurous spirit she enjoyed traveling with her family and friends. Surviving are her husband, Verne Lausen of Fort Wayne; daughters, Marcia (Tim Wilson) Lausen of Chicago, IL,...
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Frances Madden

January 5, 2018

Frances J. Madden (Hurst), 81, entered the glorious presence of her Savior on January 5, 2018, the daughter of the late Parker Hurst and Winifred Hurst Miller. She was born in New Albany, IN and grew up in Corydon, IN. Frances graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and Master's degree in Education from Indiana University. She lived in Fort Wayne for many years where she raised her...
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Raymond Hilaire

January 4, 2018

Raymond Hilaire, 86, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Jeremie, Haiti, Raymond moved his family to Fort Wayne in 1969. He began his career with Ford Motors as a truck mechanic and most recently was the owner and operator of Raymond's Garage for 25 years, retiring in 2005. Raymond was a member St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, the Skeet Shooting Club, and the...
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Thomas Paul Seifert

January 4, 2018

Thomas Paul Seifert, 65, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Paul and Marguerite Seifert. Thomas graduated from Snider HS in 1970. He was the owner of Sports One Therapy at Spiece Field House in Fort Wayne, Thomas was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church, Surviving are his wife, Pamela Seifert,...
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Robert D. Serovey

January 4, 2018

Robert D. Serovey, 85, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018. Born in Algoma, Wisconsin, Robert was the son of the late Frank and Amelia Serovey. Robert was a Korean War Navy veteran. He was a Journeyman with Global Tool for many years prior to retiring. He was a lifetime member of the Korean War Veterans Association. Surviving are his wife, Loretta Serovey of Fort Wayne; children, Michael...
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Donald Jay Hamman

January 3, 2018

DONALD JAY HAMMAN, 88, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Hospice Home. He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Margaret (Schendel) Hamman. Also surviving are four children, Gary W. Hamman of Fort Wayne, Linda H. Moore (Mark) of Champaign, Illinois, J. Elaine Kain (Joseph) of Fort Wayne, and Laura K. Henderson of Pass Christian, Mississippi, as well as five...
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Maximilian John Bushouse

January 3, 2018

Maximilian John Bushouse, 21, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Maximilian graduated from Homestead High School and attended Ivy Tech College. He worked at Your Digital Canvas. Maximilian enjoyed technology and loved computers. Surviving are his father, John Bushouse, mother, Silvia Bushouse both of Fort Wayne; and grandparents, Vasil and Maria "Marta"...
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Carmela T. Saggese

January 3, 2018

Carmela T. Saggese, 68, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Boston, MA, Carmela worked as a administrative assistant with MedPro Group for over 16 years. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Surviving are her husband, Joseph Saggese of Fort Wayne; step-children, Stephanie (Carmen) Sacramone of Everett, MA and Adam Saggese of Melrose, MA; ...
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James R. Trueblood

January 3, 2018

James R. Trueblood, 83, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Indianapolis, IN, James worked as a Industrial Engineer, retiring in 1999. He served honorably in the Korean War in the U.S. Navy. He was a feisty Scot with a quick wit . Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Rose L. Trueblood of Fort Wayne; children, Ann Trueblood of Plainfield, IN, David...
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Elmer L. Shawgo

January 2, 2018

Elmer L. Shawgo, 93, died Jan. 2 at Bethlehem Woods Nursing & Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne after a short illness. Born July 22, 1924, in Mason County, Illinois, Elmer was a World War II Navy veteran stationed aboard the USS LSM-312 amphibious assault ship, achieving the rank of machinist mate 1st class. The ship was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the Okinawa...
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G. Ruth (Scott) Adams

January 2, 2018

G. Ruth (Scott) Adams, passed away on January 2, 2018 at Lutheran Life Villages. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on February 4, 1934, the daughter of the late John and Margaret Scott. Ruth attended North Side High School and graduated with the class of 1952, she went on to obtain an Associate's Degree in Mental Health Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from IU/PU in Fort Wayne. Ruth...
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Michael (Mike) DeSales Disterhoft

January 2, 2018

Michael DeSales "Mike" Disterhoft, 68, unexpectedly passed away on January 2, 2018. He was born in Iowa City, Iowa on April 11, 1949, the son of the late Clarence and Evelyn Disterhoft. Mike worked with ITT for 20 years before his retirement. He enjoyed music, especially Jazz and 70's Rock, and listening to live music, but his passion was playing the guitar. He had a very close group of McFriends...
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James L. Anderson

January 2, 2018

James L. Anderson, 83, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, James worked as an electrician with Fort Wayne State Development Center and previously for Boston University. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Navy. James was a member of the American Legion Post #330. Surviving are his children, Marie (Chuck Jennison) Cappa of Wichita, KS, Carol...
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James Dennis King

January 1, 2018

James Dennis King, 70, passed away January 1, 2018. He was born in Kenton, OH on April 21, 1947 the son of the late William and Lillian King. James worked as a mechanical engineer at Magnavox/RCA before his retirement. He enjoyed spoonplug fishing, and was a founding member of the Northern Indiana Spoonplug Association of America. He loved playing pool at the Olive Club where he was a member, and...
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RuthAlice Wehrenberg Carey

January 1, 2018

RuthAlice Wehrenberg Carey, 100, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, RuthAlice graduated from North Side High School in 1936 and later completed her associates degree from Valparaiso University. She worked as a secretary with Fort Wayne State Development Center for 23 years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where she participated in the...
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Benjamin R. Thomas

January 1, 2018

Benjamin R Thomas, 49, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018 at his home in Fort Wayne. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, Benjamin previously worked at Kmart, Rogers Grocery and was currently employed at Steak and Shake for 6 years. Surviving are his mother, Shirley M (Gerald) Warner of Fort Wayne, IN sisters, Ruth (Oscar III) Heintzelman, Rebecca (John Croy) Thomas,...
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Venus L. Patrick

January 1, 2018

Venus L. Patrick, 95, passed away on January 1, 2018 with her children by her side at Lutheran Life Villages Pine Valley. She was born on January 16, 1922 in Ivyton, KY, the daughter of the late Elza and Josie Dotson. She married James Patrick in 1937 and they spent 65 years of marriage together. They had 4 children, all now residing in Fort Wayne. Wanda (Ray) Blauvelt, Mel (Sharon) Patrick,...
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Dung Luong

December 31, 2017

Dung Luong , 70, passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her five children, Phan Luong (Son Tran) of Highlands Ranch, CO, Michelle Luong (Minh Phan) of Fort Wayne, Thanh Luong (Liem Bui) of Centreville, VA, Sang (Matthew) Workman of Louisville, KY, and Don Luong of Fort Wayne; and 6 grandchildren. Dung was preceded in death by her husband, Khai Luong. Mass of...
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Frances R. (Meyer) Schnizer

December 31, 2017

Frances R. Meyer Schnizer went to be with her Heavenly Father on December 31, 2017. Born on May 19, 1925 in Fort Wayne, IN, Fran was the daughter of the late Walter and Jewell Meyer. She attended Harrison Hill Elementary/Jr. High and graduated from South Side High School. There Fran met many of her forever friends. Fran attended Miami University in Oxford, OH. It is there that she met the love of...
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Joan Schrage

December 31, 2017

Joan Schrage , 85, passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Joan worked as a bookkeeper for 25 years with her first husbands' business, Kenny's Sheet Metal. Surviving are her husband, Robert Schrage of Fort Wayne; daughter, Pam (Phil) Blauser of Grabill, IN; son, Richard Glauoppo of Battle Ground, IN; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchldren; and her beloved...
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Kathleen (Kate) (Palmer) Newnam

December 30, 2017

Kathleen "Kate" (Palmer) Newnam, 90, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Kingston at Dupont in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late George and Emma Palmer. Kathleen graduated from Central Catholic HS in 1945. During her early career she worked at Nipsco and later at St. Charles Catholic School in the religious education office from 1970-1975. Kathleen was a longtime...
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Ronnie Lewis Wilson

December 30, 2017

Ronnie Lewis Wilson, 62, passed away on December 30, 2017. He was born in Chicago, IL on July 2 1955, the son of the late Lewis and Bertha Wilson. Ronnie graduated from John F. Kennedy High School. He enjoyed hockey, baseball, basketball, and bowling. He was inducted in to the Bowlers Hall of Fame in Missouri, having bowled two 300 games. Ronnie was an avid Chicago sports fan, and also enjoyed...
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Michael P. Burke

December 30, 2017

Michael P. Burke, 59, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Waldwick, NJ, Michael worked as a manager with Burger King / Papa Johns for 14 years. He loved children and animals. Michael was an avid Bishop Luers, Purdue University, and Notre Dame sports fan. Surviving are his father, Francis Burke of New Haven; brothers, Robert (Teresa) Burke of Fort Wayne and Cristopher ...
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Marvin Eugene Alwine

December 30, 2017

Marvin Eugene Alwine, age 75, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Presence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla, Indiana. He worked for the Allen County Police Department as a Deputy Sheriff for 27 years. During his career with the ACPD he worked as Quartermaster, Evidence Technician, Weapons & Training Officer and in the Traffic Division. He was passionate about his responsibilities as a...
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Eric W. Garman

October 11, 1951 - December 30, 2017

Eric W. "Rick" Garman, 66, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Eric was the son of the late Austin and Marjorie Garman. Eric graduated from North Side High School, class of 1970. Eric faithfully served as a Fort Wayne Firefighter for over 20 years prior to retiring. He enjoyed spending time at the Lake. Eric loved to hang out with his family and friends. ...
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Gloria L. Clark

December 29, 2017

Gloria L Clark, 83, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017. She was born in Metz, IN, on May 20, 1934, the daughter of the late Ardnel and Ruby Musser. Gloria enjoyed singing, teaching children and ministry work. Surviving are her husband of 59 years Norman Clark, son Michael Clark, daughters Denise Gannon and Andrea Wagner, Grandchildren, Lauren Gannon, Olivia Clark, Nick Gannon, Adam Gannon,...
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Leon M. Jones

December 29, 2017

Leon M. Jones, 84, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Manchester, TN, to the late,Joseph and Luella Jones. Leon was an Iron Worker with Iron Workers Local 147 for 40 years, retiring in 1995. He was a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, and was a Boy Scout Troop leader for with troop #3456, sponsored by the Iron Workers union...
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Carol A. Thompson

December 29, 2017

Carol A. Thompson, 74, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 at Ashton Creek Health and Rehab in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, IL, Carol worked as a Registered Nurse, BSN with Parkview Hospital for many years and retired from St. Joe Hospital after 35 years. She was a member of St. Joe United Methodist Church. Carol was a wonderful mom. She enjoyed painting and crafts. She and Gary traveled...
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Robert E Mueller, Jr.

August 4, 1932 - December 29, 2017

Robert E. "Bob" Mueller, Jr., 85, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017. Born in Akron, Ohio, Robert was the son of the late Robert and Anita Mueller Sr. Bob was a Korean War Army veteran. He worked with the Zollner Corporation for 37 years, retiring in 1994. He was a member of Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church, Korean Veterans Chapter #1; American Legion, Post #82; SW Conservation Club...
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Donald Spillner

December 29, 2017

Donald Spillner , 85, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Donald served in the Navy during the Korean war. He retired after 37 years from Rea Magnet Wire. As an avid gardener, his Japanese garden and Koi pond were his pride. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Yukiko Spillner of Fort Wayne, son, Mike (Jeanette) Spillner of Fort Wayne, 5 grandchildren, and 2 great...
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Maxine Manahan

December 29, 2017

Maxine Manahan, 92, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 at Park Place Senior Living in Ft. Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Maxine worked as a social worker for many years. Surviving are her daughter, Karen (Fred) Springer of Wolcottville, IN; grandsons, Kerry (Cindy) Springer of Brighton, MI and Todd (Angela) Springer of Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA; 5 great-grandchildren; and sisters, June Marrs...
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Geraldine Benson

January 20, 1930 - December 28, 2017

Geraldine M. "Gerry" (Foy) Benson, 87, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. She was born in Kendallville, Indiana on January 20, 1930 to the late Dr. Hayward W. Foy and Blanche E. (Reif) Foy. She graduated from North Side High School in 1947, graduated from Northwestern University in 1951 with a Bachelor's Degree in Education and received a Master...
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John Overholt

December 28, 2017

Johnny Overholt, 83, went home to be with the Lord. He never turned down an invitation and the final, ultimate invitation from his God was accepted on December 28. John was the son of the late Joseph and Verna Overholt. Johnny was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, coach, and friend to many. Over the course of his life, he was a milkman, basketball...
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Harold R. Buckenmeyer

December 28, 2017

Harold R Buckenmeyer, 91, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Miller's Merry Manor in Garrett. Born in Swanton, OH, Harold worked with Michigan State Park as a manager for 39 years. He served honorably in WWII with the U.S. Army. Harold was a loving father and very kind man. He was soft spoken, intelligent, and thoughtful. He will be missed greatly. Surviving are his wife of 22 years,...
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Jean Ledbetter

December 28, 2017

Jean Ledbetter, 90, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Jean worked for NIPSCO for 26 years as a bookkeeper, and served as President of the United Steel Workers Union of America for NIPSCO. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Surviving are her two daughters, Linda Wirtzer of Northridge, CA and Mary (James) Brown of Hammond, IN; grandsons, Matthew (Hazel)...
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Edward L. Gick

December 27, 2017

Edward L Gick, 80, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Edward F and Ruth M Gick and has been a lifetime resident. Edward graduated from South Side HS in 1955 and was a member of the National Guard. Edward is a retired Captain, Station 13 with the Fort Wayne Fire Department with 28 years of service. Ed relished traveling, camping and...
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William (Bill) P. Ryan

December 27, 2017

William "Bill" P. Ryan, 58, of Fort Wayne passed away after a short illness on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. He was born September 6, 1959 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late John H Ryan Sr. and Ruth M. Ryan. Bill worked at Alliance Tool Equipment in Fort Wayne for 23 years. He was a graduate of Northrop High School Class of 1977. Bill is survived by two brothers, John H. Ryan Jr. (Kim) and P. Brad...
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Richard (Dick) S. Peters

December 27, 2017

Richard "Dick" S. Peters, 88, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Dick was the son of the late Otto and Bertha Peters. He graduated from South Side High School, and earned his associates degree from International Business College. He was a salesman for Sears for 25 years and owned, managed, and maintained numerous rental properties in Fort Wayne and Florida. ...
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Howard K. Stillwell

December 27, 2017

Howard K. Stillwell, 94, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Hamilton House in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Howard worked as a manufacturing supervisor with Dana Corporation for 42 years, retiring in 1974. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and a 60+ year member of American Legion Post #499. Howard served honorably in WWII with the U.S. Coast Guard. Surviving are his sons...
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Richard O. Wittwer

December 27, 2017

Richard O. Wittwer, 93, went to join his wife Mila in Heaven, Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Richard worked at Dana for 30 years, retiring in 1986. He retired a second time from C & P Machine where he acquired his nickname "Part Time". He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Richard served honorably in WWII in the U.S. Army. He was loved by all who knew him and his smile,...
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Robert (Bob) John Jacoby

December 26, 2017

Robert (Bob) John Jacoby, 86, of Angola, IN passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017, Parkview Randallia. He was born June 21, 1931 to the late LeRoy & Marguerite Jacoby in Ft. Wayne. After graduating from Central High School in 1949 he married his high school sweetheart, Kathryn (Katy) Towns. He worked for Sun Heating, Treaty Co. and Schwab Metals. In May of 1990, Bob and Katy moved to Crooked...
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George E. Colby

December 26, 2017

George E Colby, 70, passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Prentice, WI, to the late George E and Irma Colby and graduated from Elmhurst HS in 1967. George was a US Army Veteran from 1968-1971. He was an Allen County Police officer for 35 years and retired in 2006. He has served as a Lieutenant of Vice and Narcotics and a multi...
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Jean Harlan

December 26, 2017

Jean Harlan, 83, went into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at PRMC in Fort Wayne. Born in Bloomfield, IN, Jean completed her undergraduate work from Findlay College and later graduated with her Master's degree from Clarion University. She worked as a teacher for over 40 years in five different states while serving alongside her husband as a Pastor's wife. She...
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Glen E. Shears

December 25, 2017

Glen E. Shears, 89, passed away Monday, December 25, 2017 at Lutheran Life Villages at Pine Valley in Fort Wayne. He was born in Grabill, IN, to the late Paul A and Mary E. Shears. Glen was a lifetime resident of Grabill and Fort Wayne. Glen was in the automotive business for 60 years and was the owner of Shears Chevrolet for 7 years, He was the youngest Chevrolet dealership owner at the age of...
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Sally A. O'Hara

December 25, 2017

Sally A. O'Hara, 85, went home to her Heavenly Father, Monday, December 25, 2017, a fitting day in light of her devotion to the Infant Jesus. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, on March 1, 1932, the daughter of the late Dr. Raymond and Kathryn Berghoff. Sally worked as an Elementary School Teacher, and belonged to the Junior League Association. Sally was an avid Notre Dame Football fan, and enjoyed...
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Timothy Sweet

December 25, 2017

Timothy Sweet , 53, passed away Monday, December 25, 2017 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Timothy was born in Auburn, IN. Tim was the loving father of Chase, dear son of Carol and the late Michael W. Sweet, brother of Terry and Sarah, Suzanne (Sweet) & Rev. John Straub, Steven & Christy Sweet, uncle of Tyler Sweet, Angie Straub Bush & Tracy Straub. Tim was the long time manager and owner of...
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Marilyn Geise

December 24, 2017

Marilyn J. Geise, 88, passed away on December 24, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on August 17, 1929, the daughter of the late John and Ethel Bender. Earlier in Marilyn's life she was a Red Hat Lady, and a member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Her hobbies included bowling and playing bingo. She was a loyal follower of all of her children and grandchildren's sporting events...
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Steven Lynn Weaver

December 24, 2017

Steven Lynn Weaver, age 61, passed away peacefully in his home on December 24, 2017. He was born in Huntington and raised in Sweetser, Indiana by the late Floyd and Betty Weaver. Steve faithfully attended church at The Chapel and enjoyed spending time with those he loved, especially his grandchildren. He was a die hard fan of Hoosier basketball, the Green Bay Packers, military novels, golf, and...
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Ian John Leftakes

December 24, 2017

Ian John Leftakes, 25, passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017 in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN, and was a lifetime resident. Ian graduated from North Side HS in 2013, and had worked as a Manager with Phil's One Stop. Surviving are his father, Konstantinos "Gus: Leftakis of Greece, mother, Linda M Stone and step father Dino Limberopolos, daughters, Brooklynn, Aliviah, and Chloe...
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Dale E. Fox

December 24, 2017

Dale E. Fox, 88, went to be with his loving wife of 57 years, Sunday, December 24, 2017 in Bluffton, In surrounded by his family. Born in Fort Wayne, Dale worked as a Senior Contract Admin. with ITT for 34 years, retiring in 1990. He was a past member of Colony Heights Church of Christ and currently attended Markle Church of Christ. Dale served honorably in the Korean War and was a Navy Veteran....
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Joan F. Nix

December 24, 2017

Joan F. Nix, 86, was called home and saw the face of Jesus on December 24, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on May 26, 1931, the daughter of the late Joseph and Lucille Kohrman. Joan graduated from St. Joe School of Nursing. She worked as a Registered Nurse for 10 years. In her earlier years she enjoyed spending time with family at Crooked Lake. Joan loved spending time at her home on Lake...
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Paul A. Stammen

December 24, 2017

Paul A. Stammen, 75, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 24, 2017 surrounded by his immediate family. He retired from the city of Fort Wayne in 2000 after 42 years of service. He was a member of T.P.A. which provides assistance to deaf children and a member of I.S.C.A. where he enjoyed showing his 1993 Indy pace truck. He was an avid outdoorsman and also enjoyed square dancing, jigsaw...
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Howard F. Martin

December 23, 2017

Howard F. Martin, 95, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Presence Sacred Heart, Avilla, IN. He was born in Fort Wayne, to the late Frank G. and Ottilia (Breckbill) Martin. Howard worked as an Abstractor with Driebelbiss Title Company, retiring in 1987. He was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church, American Legion Post # 82. He served in the US Air Force during WW II. Surviving...
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Karen A. Morgan

December 23, 2017

Karen A. Morgan, 60, was taken to heaven on Saturday, December 23, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Karen and her husband were the owners and operators of Blue Eagle Towing. She was a former member of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church. Surviving are her husband, Larry Morgan; step-sons, James (Rhonda) Morgan, Tony (Lisa) Morgan, and Chris (Natalie) Morgan; 10 grandchildren; her siblings, Bob ...
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Joseph B. Longardner

December 23, 2017

Joseph B. Longardner, 94, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017. He was born October 15, 1923 in Fort Wayne, IN, the son of the late Joseph E. and Flora M. (Koch) Longardner. Joseph was a WWII veteran and a recipient of Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Silver Star awards. During his service he fought in the European Theatre, the Battle of the Bulge, and served as a paratrooper. He was honorably...
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Gene Parnell

December 23, 2017

Gene Parnell, 61, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Hartford City, IN, Gene worked as an assembly worker with General Motors for 40 years. He enjoyed fishing and most importantly was a family man, who loved his daughters and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed. Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Roxie (Case) Parnell of Fort Wayne; daughters,...
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Gladys R. Huth

December 23, 2017

Gladys R. Huth, 86, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Lutheran Life Villages - Anthony Blvd. in Fort Wayne. Born in Decatur, IN, Gladys worked as a Production Employee with Magnavox, retiring in 1991. She was a member of Waynedale Baptist Church, VFW Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary and the Eagles Lodge. Gladys loved her family, quilting, playing cards, traveling and the lake. ...
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Betty Jean Henry

December 23, 2017

BETTY JEAN HENRY, 86, of Fort Wayne Ind., passed away Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Leonard and Pauline Rains. Betty loved the Lord, her family, and the simple joys in life such as cooking, beautiful skies, shopping, playing table games, watching ball games and hummingbirds on the porch, family time, and cuddling with Sophie the family cat. She found joy in finding...
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Frank L Pyle, Jr.

May 28, 1930 - December 23, 2017

Retired business owner Frank L. Pyle Jr., 87, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at 7:17 AM surrounded by his eight children at Sage Bluff Health & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. Mr. Pyle was the son Frank L. Pyle Sr. and Goldie M. (Neeley) Pyle. Frank was born in Old Hickory, TN; lived in Chula Vista, CA for eight years during his developmental...
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Phillip E. Gutman, Sr.

December 22, 2017

Phillip E. Gutman Sr. 87 of Fort Wayne went home to be with the Lord on Friday December 22, 2017. Born January 5, 1930 in Fort Wayne Indiana, he was the son of Fronc Gutman and Beulah (Holman) Gutman. He graduated from North Side High School and attended Indiana University on a Football scholarship, receiving a B.S. in Business Administration. While in the undergraduate program at IU, he was an...
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Wallace Martin

December 22, 2017

Wallace Martin, 70, passed away Friday, December 22, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Wallace was an avid reader and enjoyed fishing. Surviving are his wife, Peggy Martin of Fort Wayne; sons, Kelly Martin and Kody Martin both of Fort Wayne; sisters, Patricia (Robert) McGee of Fort Wayne, Jacqui Martin and Yvonne Martin both of TX; and brothers, Larry Martin and Tony ...
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