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Faith M. Moss

July 27, 2015

Faith M. Moss, 74, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015, at her home with her loving family by her side. Born in Fort Wayne, on April 4, 1941, the daughter of T. Glen and Mildred Crews. Faith was a faithful member of First Assembly of God church participating in the Stephen's Ministry, and she also assisted in establishing a grief share class at the church for those who lost loved ones. Besides...
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Mark Alden Fox

July 27, 2015

Mark Alden Fox, 50, son of Sandra and Ronald Amundson, peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, July 27, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital. Born in Fort Wayne, Mark attended South Side High School. Mark loved the Chicago Bears, Cubs, and his family. He adored his grandchildren, Cameron, 5, and Eden, 3, and absolutely loved to spend time fishing at his parent's lake. He is...
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Kathleen Chapla

July 27, 2015

Kathleen Chapla, 68, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Kathleen graduated from Bishop Luers High School and worked as a nurse with St. Joseph Hospital for 30 years. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Kathleen will be remembered as one who always gave of herself and never gave up on those around her. She was a loving and caring...
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Maxine Earley

July 26, 2015

Maxine Earley , 85, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015. Born in Cherryvale, KS, Maxine worked as a secretary with Stuckey Brothers and also Magnavox from 1965 to 1973. Surviving are son, Steven (Shirley) Earley of Fort Wayne, IN; grandsons, Scott Earley and Michael Taylor . Maxine was preceded in death by her parents James and Myrtle Wooldridge, husband, Hubert Earley, daughter, Sandra Lynn...
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Richard L. Phillips

July 26, 2015

Richard L. Phillips , 90, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Hicksville, OH, Dick graduated from North Side HS in1943 and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indiana Tech. He was an Eagle Scout and an Air Force Veteran of WWII. Dick was an insurance agent with Lincoln Life for 50 years and was honored as Agent of the Year in 1968....
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Myron K. Warner

July 25, 2015

Myron K. Warner, 86, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015. Born in Huntertown, Myron graduated from Huntertown High School and Indiana University. Surviving are his wife, Rose Marie Warner of Rome City; step-son, Mickey Doyle Smith; step-daughter, Iris Lou Heath; and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren. Myron was preceded in death by his parents, Erman and Rowene Warner....
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Russell H. Siples

July 25, 2015

Russell H. Siples, 89, died Saturday, July 25, 2015, one day before his 90th birthday. Born in Fort Wayne, and graduated from South Side High School in 1943. He served in the U. S. Navy during WW II aboard the USS Lexington (CV16) as a radioman 3rd class. The Lexington entered Tokyo Bay on September 6, 1945 with Russ aboard. After being discharged, he attended the Fort Wayne School of Art and...
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Dorothy S. Wilson

July 25, 2015

Dorothy S. Wilson, 99, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015. She was born in Wheaton, IL, on January 6, 1916 o the late Ernest and Petra (Jacobson) Selander. Surviving are her son, David C. Wilson of Fort Wayne and daughter, Kristi L. (Ron) McGarrigle of Fenton, MO; Grandson Daniel (Mary) Schonfeldt, Oakville, MO; two great granddaughters, Peyton and Oliva Schoenfeldt. Dorothy was preceded in...
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(Alta) Rae M. Kirk

July 25, 2015

(Alta) Rae M. Kirk, 89, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Oakwood, OH, Rae was a proud farm girl who worked for GE and S&H Green Stamp Store retiring in 1984. Rae was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church who enjoyed walking & gardening. Surviving are her sons, Thomas M. Kirk and Kevin M. (Anne) Kirk, both of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren,...
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Phyllis M. Shawgo

July 25, 2015

Phyllis M. Shawgo , 85, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015. Surviving are her husband of 68 years, Elmer L. Shawgo of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Ron (Frederika) Shawgo of Fort Wayne, IN; grandsons, Christopher and Graham Wood granddaughters, Amanda K. and Kaitlin E. Shawgo and 4 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert (Bob) Taylor of Fort Wayne, IN; sisters, Karen Dunaway of Arkansas and Beverly Jean...
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Sonia A. Schmidt

July 25, 2015

Sonia A. Schmidt, 87, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, Richard A. (Cynthia) Schmidt of Ossian, IN; daughters, Rebecca L. Bultemeier of Bloomington, IN, Janet E. (John Bernero) Meyers of Culver, IN; 8 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren, Several step-grandchildren . Sonia was preceded in death by parents, George C.and Anna Marie ...
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Ruth Anna Eva McNamara

July 24, 2015

Ruth Anna Eva McNamara, 100, went to be with our Lord, because "Heaven is my home," Friday, July 24, 2015 at Lutheran Life Villages. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Ruth worked as a Secretary with the City of Gastonia North Carolina and retired. She was also a nurses aid at Gaston Memorial Hospital. In her earlier years, she was a member of the Ladies Aid at St. Paul Lutheran Church and Holy Cross....
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Mary E. Bunn

July 24, 2015

Mary E. Bunn, 86, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Kendallville, Mary's primary passion was taking care of her family. She had a special love for her grandchildren and looked forward to her Hornett family reunion every year. Surviving are her children: Mike Wirick, Deanna Gazarek, and Chuck (Lori) Wirick, all of Fort Wayne; step children:...
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Ellen Murtland James

July 24, 2015

Ellen Murtland James, 44, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Grand Rapids, MI, Ellen was a teacher at Flint Springs Elementary School. She was a member of SCA, and known as"Lady Riley Cashell", she enjoyed dancing, archery and was an accomplished seamstress. Surviving are her husband, Ronald James of North Manchester, IN; parents,...
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Bonnie K. Doepke

July 23, 2015

Bonnie K. Doepke , 65, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015. Born in New York, NY, Bonnie was a graduate of South Side High School and worked as a server with Kaysan's restaurant. Surviving are her son, Chris Doepke of Greenfield, IN; daughter, Heather Bender of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Alex and Austin Bender, Cooper Cambell and Carson Doepke . Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents...
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Calvin C. Martin

July 23, 2015

Rev. Calvin C. Martin, 88, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Emma J. Martin of Fort Wayne, IN; Son, Henry C. Martin of CA; daughters, Marie Martin of Seattle, WA and Debra Martin of TN; step daughter, Christine Easterly of Fort Wayne, IN, several grandchildren and step grandchildren . Calvin was preceded in...
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Gerald R. Baker

July 23, 2015

Gerald R. Baker, 86, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Lutheran Life Villages where he remained living independently. He remained optimistic about life to the end. Gerald was a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne having grown up near the General Electric plant. As a young man, he set pins at the GE Athletic Club in their bowling alley. He played basketball for...
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Jaimie Marie Parker

July 23, 2015

Jaimie Marie Parker, 39, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne after an extended illness. Born in Framingham, MA, Jaimie was a graduate of Elmhurst High School and St. Francis School of Nursing. Surviving are her husband, Aaron "Keith" Parker of Fort Wayne; parents, John F. and Jean Zamaites, of Fort Wayne; sister, Jennifer L. Zamaites of Fort Wayne...
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Patricia S. Vandertulip

July 23, 2015

Patricia S. Vandertulip, 82, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015 at home in Fort Wayne. Born in Pompton Lakes, NJ, Patricia was a long time resident of Denville, NJ, and later retired to Fort Wayne, IN. Patricia worked as a Book Keeper with Allied Chemical for 20 years. Patricia was a regular attendee of Emmanuel Community Church and The Chapel. She enjoyed hosting gatherings at her home in...
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Patricia A. Ruble

July 23, 2015

Patricia A. Ruble, 83, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Patricia's greatest joy was raising her 5 children and later being a grandma to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She gave her children a wonderful childhood and loved her family unconditionally. Patricia will be remembered for her love of shopping for herself and others. She was always...
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Dolores M. Peters

July 23, 2015

Dolores M. Peters, 87, passed away July 23, 2015 at her home in Fort Wayne. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Robert Stanley Slack

July 22, 2015

Robert Stanley Slack, 96, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Robert was a clerk with the New York Central Railroad for 32 years, retiring in 1980. Surviving is his daughter, Margaret Ann Slack of Fort Wayne. Robert was preceded in death by wife, Ruth Slack, daughter, Deborah Jane Lautzenheiser; parents, Perry Blake and Ella Mae (Cuthbertson) Slack; brother, Donald Slack. Memorials may be...
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Paul A. "Umps" Meehan

July 21, 2015

Paul A. "Umps" Meehan, November 3, 1928 to July 21, 2015. Age 86. Beloved husband for 60 years of the late Gloria (Weikart) Meehan. Loving father of Molly and Andrew "Andy" (Linda) Meehan. Proud grandfather of Lindsay Meehan (James) Dunn and Zander Meehan and great-grandfather of William Dunn. He attended St, Mary's grade school and was a 1946 graduate of Central Catholic High School where he...
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Nathan Andrew Bergman

July 21, 2015

Nathan Andrew Bergman, 2, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Surviving are his parents Jonmorgan and Crystal M Bergman; sister, Savanna M Bergman; grandparents Joanie Luther of Wertland, KY, James Bergman of Fort Wayne, Greg (Robin) Johnson of Fort Wayne, IN and Dawn (Jimmie) Collette of Fort Wayne, IN; great grandparents, Marilyn Bergman of Fort Wayne, ...
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Richard D. Clark

July 21, 2015

Richard D. Clark, 82, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Lafayette Township, IN, Richard graduated from South Side High School in 1951. While in school he received the nickname "Dipper." Richard was a Korean War Army veteran. He was a salesman with Broadview Lumber for 53 years, retiring in September 2, 2004. Richard was a member of Aldersgate United...
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Dennis A. Leininger

July 20, 2015

Dennis A. Leininger, 68, passed away Monday, July 20, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Dennis founded and operated Midwest United Companies. He was a man of Christ and a member of First Assembly of God. He was a very caring and generous man, who was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. Outside of work, which he enjoyed, he loved...
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Joyce M. Deming

July 20, 2015

Joyce M. Deming, 86, passed away Monday, July 20, 2015. Joyce is survived by her son, David R. (Maureen) Deming of Cincinnati, OH; son, Timothy D. Deming of Fort Wayne; daughter, Dawn A. (Michael) Merryman of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Joyce was preceded in death by husband, C. Robert Deming. Memorials may be made to Huntertown United...
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Daniel J. Jehl

July 20, 2015

Daniel J. Jehl, 68, passed away July 19, 2015 at home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his sons: Kevin (Karen) Jehl; Stephen (Lauren) Jehl; and Matthew Jehl; daughter, Aurora Moore; 4 grandchildren; and brothers: Mark Jehl; and Kevin (Susan) Jehl. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph H. and Joan M. Jehl; sister, Anne M. Goggins; and brother, Edward J. Jehl. Private family services...
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Dolores Ann Graue

July 20, 2015

Dolores Ann Graue, 85, passed away Monday, July 20, 2015 at Signature Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Dolores worked with Craftsman Lithograph Inc. for many years before working in the bakery department with Scotts for 13 years before retiring. She was a 50 year member of South Wayne Baptist Church. She was on their Executive Committee and taught Sunday School for 50 years. ...
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Jean M. Pemberton

July 19, 2015

Jean M. Pemberton, 56, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015 at in Auburn. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, She was a graduate of Northrop High School and enjoyed reading and collecting baseball cards. Surviving are her brothers ; David (Carol) Pemberton and Daniel (Kelly) Pemberton of New Haven, IN; sister, Julie (Pat) Minnick; Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Delores Pemberton....
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Robert L. Sheets

July 19, 2015

Robert L. Sheets , 83, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Robert worked as a welder with Zollner Piston for 33 years, retiring in 1989. He was a U S Army, Korean War veteran and a member of the American Legion Post 82. He enjoyed working on trucks, being outside and spending time with his family. Surviving are his wife, Patty...
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Howard R. (Dick) Stillman

July 19, 2015

Howard R. "Dick" Stillman , 94, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Bethlehem Woods Rehab Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Marinette, WI, Howard graduated from Pulaski High School in Milwaukee, WI in 1940 and the USAF Aviation Cadet School 1943. He moved to Ft. Wayne in 1957 and worked as a Industrial Engineer with I.T.T. for 27 years, retiring in 1985. He was also a Retired Lt. Colonel. in Air...
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Dale Graber

July 17, 2015

Dale Graber, 74, of Bradenton, FL passed away July 17, 2015. Dale Graber is survived by his sons; Christopher (Karen) Graber; Nelson (Andria) Graber; daughter, Holly (Doug) Gipson; brothers; Gordon Graber, Paul Graber, Richard Graber, Alvis Graber, Mervin Graber, Donald Graber, sisters; Karen Graber, Beverly Yoder, Shirley Yoder, Roselyn Coblentz, Pauline Stoltzfus, Lydia Ann Mullett, Mary...
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Ma Chanthavangso

July 17, 2015

Ma Chanthavangso , 88, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. He was born in Vientiane, Laos. Ma retired after 27 years as a machine operator with Zemco. Surviving are his wife, Khammay Chanthavangso of Fort Wayne, IN; sons, Chantha (Phetsamone), Ketsana (Chanda), Souriya, Ounla (Latdaphone), daughters, Sengmanivanh, Sengchanh-Bay (Pim Khammy), Viengvanh-Noi (Michael...
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Dennis Joseph Keane III

July 17, 2015

Dennis Joseph Keane III, 64, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Dennis "Joe" was a Physical Therapist for more than thirty years. Surviving are his daughters, Sarah (Brian) Lee of Portage, MI, and Dorothy Keane of Chicago, IL; two granddaughters; sisters, Kitty Keane of New Haven, and Sharon Roberts of Fort Wayne; brother,...
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Charles W. Fisher

July 17, 2015

Charles W. Fisher, 89, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Cullman, AL, Charles worked with Great Lakes Steel for 39 years. He proudly served his country as member of the U.S. Army serving during World War II. Charles was also a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his son, Tom Fisher of Mesa, AZ; daughter, Alicia Fisher of White Lake, MI; daughter, Julie Schaadt of...
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Ruthanne Suezler DeWald

July 17, 2015

On July 17 Ruthanne Suelzer DeWald, 93, peacefully passed away at home, surrounded by family and loved ones. She was predeceased by her husband, Stephen Loos DeWald, who died on June 19, 2015, just three days short of their 70th wedding anniversary. All those who knew them were inspired by their love and devotion to each other. Together they raised seven children and have 17 grandchildren. ...
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Cindy Adams

July 17, 2015

Cindy Adams, 66, passed away from a long struggle with Alzheimer's on Friday, July 17, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Cindy worked at Tokheim Corporation for 28 years. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Surviving are her husband, Larry Adams of Fort Wayne; her children, Jeffrey (Holly) Trier; Jodi (Gary) Genth; Lance (Kristina) Adams; and Jennifer Adams all of Fort...
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Jerald E. (Jerry) Smith

July 17, 2015

Jerald E. "Jerry" Smith, 77. We said goodbye to a special husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather Friday, July 17, 2015, at his home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Betty Smith; sons, Thomas (Dawn) Smith; John (Shelly) Smith; David (Lynn) Smith; daughter, Sheila (Rick) Lepird; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley (Max) Masten. Special thanks to...
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Celeste M. Mommer

July 16, 2015

Celeste M. Mommer, 92, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015. Born in Fort Recovery, OH, Celeste loved serving her family as a homemaker. Surviving are her children, Larry Mommer of Fort Wayne; Iris Mommer of Waterloo, IN; Terry Mommer; Mark Mommer both of Fort Wayne; sister, Ruth Brandt of Fort Wayne; and grandson, Joshua Rigby of Fort Wayne. Celeste was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Inez Cuellar

July 16, 2015

Inez Cuellar, 88, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Mercedes, TX, she graduated from Raymondville High School, and it was there in Raymondville, TX where she had many of her fondest memories. Inez worked at General Electric for 30 years, and Magnavox for 10 years. She was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church. Inez will be remembered for her love of nature...
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Virginia Staley

July 15, 2015

Virginia Staley, 94, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Surviving is her son, Daniel (Renita ) Staley of Ft. Wayne, IN Grand-daughters, Tanya (Daniel) Lauer, Tamara Branstetter both of Fort Wayne, and Traci (Brad) Griffith of Huntertown, IN. Also surviving are several Grandchildren, numerous Great-Grandchildren and Great-Great-Grandchildren . Virginia was preceded in death by...
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Esther Richards

July 15, 2015

Esther Richards, 96, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Surviving are her sons, Steven (Shirley) Richards of Pleasant Lake and Jerry (Linda) Richards of Fort Wayne; 6 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; and brother, Donald Hass. Esther was preceded in death by her parents, Gust and Minnie Hass; husband, Albert A. Richards; grandson, Joseph Richards; and great...
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Salvatore J. DeMilla

July 14, 2015

Salvatore J. DiMilla, 92, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015 in Weston MA. Born in Somerville MA, Salvatore served in the U S Coast Guard during WWII and was a graduate of MIT. He worked as a Project Engineer with International Harvester, retiring in 1981. He was a member of St Jude Catholic Church in Fort Wayne and St Julia Catholic Church in Weston MA; was a past president of the local chapter...
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Suzanne Michelle Nagel

July 14, 2015

Suzanne Michelle Nagel, 44, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at her residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Suzanne was a assembly line worker with General Motors. Surviving are her sons, Jared Nagel; Cody Nagel; and Colton Nagel, all of Fort Wayne; father, Norbert (Elizabeth) Nagel of Fort Wayne; step-father, Charles Richardson of Fort Wayne; grandsons, Cooper Nagel and Darrick Nagel;...
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Elden L. Lambert

July 14, 2015

Elden L. Lambert, 69, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Dayton, OH, Elden formerly worked as a manager with Wendy's restaurant and most recently as a sales associate for Menard's. He was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife, Susan Lambert of Fort Wayne; sons, Phillip Lambert of Fort Wayne; and Brandon (Melanie) Lambert of Longmont, CO; ...
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Robert Eugene Sedlmeyer

July 14, 2015

Robert Eugene Sedlmeyer, 84, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at Parkview Regional Hospital. Born on July 29, 1930 in Johnstown, PA, he was a steadfast provider, protector, encourager and old-school disciplinarian for his family. He entered into a lifelong vocation as a photoengraver after graduating from Johnstown Catholic High School. He first worked as an apprentice at the...
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Youssef Yaacoub Estefan

July 14, 2015

Youssef Yaacoub Estefan, 94, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Antioch, Syria, in 1921, Youssef's family later moved to Lattakia, Syria where he lived most of his adult life. For 20 years, he managed an import/export business in the largest Syrian port on the Mediterranean Sea. Later he owned and operated a large crop and livestock farm outside of Lattakia....
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Sylvia I. Musser

July 14, 2015

Sylvia I. Musser, 100 passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Surviving is her son, John E. (Ginny) Musser of Port Angeles, WA, daughter, Gaynel R (Edward) Murphy of Fort Wayne, IN step-daughter, Mary Katherine (Chuck) Dulaney of Miamisburg, OH, and several grandchildren. Sylvia was preceded in death by husband, Edward Musser. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Acres Land Trust and or...
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Wilma Olinske

July 13, 2015

Wilma Olinske, 84, passed away surrounded by her family on Monday, July 13, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Knoxville, TN, Wilma worked as an office manager with John Hayes State Farm Insurance for 23 years, retiring in 1992. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. Surviving are her daughter, Jackie (John) Stillwell of Fort Wayne; 3 grandchildren, Robin (Jason) Strup of Columbia City; ...
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Alan L. Simerman

July 13, 2015

Alan L. Simerman, 64, went to walk with the Lord, Monday, July 13, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Al retired in 2011 from Super Value Food Marketing after 40 years. He was a member of Our Hope Lutheran Church and Teamsters Local 414. He loved volunteering at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. He traveled to all 50 states, enjoyed driving his Corvette, motorcycles, hiking, fishing and the outdoors....
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Rebecca (Audrey) Payne

July 12, 2015

Rebecca "Audrey" Payne , 94, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015. Born in Jay County, IN she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Alpha Yaney. Audrey worked with General Telephone for 15.5 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of Grace Brethren Church and their Women's Missionary Council. She taught Sunday School for many years. Audrey enjoyed reading, gardening, baking pies, puzzles and...
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William Kenneth Hood

July 10, 2015

William Kenneth Hood, 62, passed away Friday, July 10, 2015 at Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw. Born in Middlesboro, KY, William was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Korea. He was a loving grandfather who had a special passion for his grandchildren. He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, and spending time with family. Surviving are his children: Stephanie Hood, William (Kristina) Hood,...
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Marlow G. Gump

July 10, 2015

Marlow G. Gump, 91, passed away Friday, July 10, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Rural Allen County, Marlow was an Army veteran of WWII. After serving in the military, he worked as a Gage Inspector with Zollner Machine Works for 44 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church, 50 year member St. Vincent dePaul Society, Knights of Columbus, and American...
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Elizabeth (Bette) A. Brandt

July 10, 2015

Elizabeth "Bette" A. Brandt, 84, passed away Friday, July 10, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Robert Brandt; children, Jorjianne Denise (Jim) Sprague; Thomas J (Shirley) Brandt; William A (Gayle) Brandt; Jymme Lynn Boice; Michael E (Natasha) Brandt; David R (DeAnna) Brandt; and Daniel J Brandt; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Elizabeth was preceded in death by...
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Kenneth W. Krider

July 9, 2015

Kenneth W. Krider, 52, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015, at home. Surviving are his daughter, Alexa Peralta, of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Funeral service is Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Mungovan & Sons Memorial Chapel, 2114 South Calhoun Street, with calling one hour prior. Memorials may be made to: The Family
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Sandy L. Rowe

July 9, 2015

Sandy L. Rowe, 74, passed away July 9, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, Dino Zurzolo of Fort Wayne; grandson, Santino Zurzolo of Fort Wayne; sisters, Josette Jandron of Fort Wayne; Margie (Ronald) Williams of New Haven; Sharon Jandron of Fort Wayne; and Rosie Adams of New Haven, IN. Sandra was preceded in death by her mother, Peggy McKay; brother, Cedric Jandron; and sister, Arlist...
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Linda Helen Summers

July 9, 2015

Linda Helen Summers, 66, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 9, 2015 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Fort Wayne on November 17, 1948 to Richard and Iris Lawrence. She graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1966 and married Eldon "Rusty" Summers on February 22, 1975. Linda had a love of nature and the outdoors and a special bond with her family. She inspired...
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Edward E. (Gene) Keller, Jr.

July 9, 2015

Edward E. "Gene" Keller Jr., 70, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015 at his residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Gene was Owner and President of Keller Development for 30 years. Surviving are his wife, Lisa K. Keller of Fort Wayne; daughter, Tammy (T.J.) Brandt of Fort Wayne; son, Edward E. (Suzie) Keller, III of Churubusco; son, Jerry Keller, Sr. of Churubusco; eight grandchildren;...
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BhagyaSri Atluri

July 8, 2015

BhagyaSri Atluri, 29, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Vijayawada, India, BhagyaSri was a physician, about to begin her career in the United States. Surviving are her parents, Soma Sekhara Rao and Durga Rani Atluri of India and her brother, Kartikeya Atluri of Chicago, IL; uncle Seetharamiah Atluri; aunt Vijayalakshmi Atluri both of Fort Wayne and several other aunts,...
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Paul E. Brinker

July 8, 2015

Paul E. Brinker, 71, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Ann Bartkus-Brinker; daughter, Suzanna M. Simpson, four sons, Gregory P., Joseph P, Douglas P, and Michael P. Brinker, two step-sons, Stephen and Scott Bartkus, three brothers; Joseph, Thomas, and George Brinker; two sisters, Roseanne Pratt and Rita Brinker; and 18 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by...
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Linda Montgomery

July 8, 2015

Linda Montgomery , 66, passed away July 8, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Rd.
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Carl D. Swihart

July 7, 2015

Carl D. Swihart, 91, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Englewood Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Carl was a WWII Army Air Corps veteran. He worked with General Electric for 41.5 years before his retirement. Surviving are his sister-in-law, many nieces, nephews, and friends. Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Beatrice Swihart, wife, Faye Swihart...
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Carol Ann Habegger

July 6, 2015

Carol Ann Habegger, born February 12, 1945 in Elmira, New York, died Monday July 6, 2015. She married Leon on October 28, 1988 in Fort Wayne, Indiana and he survives. She is also survived by her son, Greg Mosher, Jr. (FL) Step-daughter; JoAnne (Bruce) Emerick, (Fort Wayne); step-sons, Rick Habegger and Brad (Chris) Habegger of Fort Wayne; grandchildren: Hunter Mosher (CA) and Annabelle Mosher ...
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Ken Armstrong

July 5, 2015

Ken Armstrong, 80, passed away Sunday, July 5th, 2015. A native of Fort Wayne and a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp, Ken was the owner operator of Armstrong Plumbing and Heating in Fort Wayne for 25 years. Ken is survived by his three children, Shelly Armstrong Faith; Ron Armstrong and Jeff Armstrong; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. A celebration of his life will be held at D.O....
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Jameson Walls

July 5, 2015

Jameson Walls, 1, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015. Jameson was born in Fort Wayne, IN, Jameson was always a happy baby and loved to play, loved being with his family, and was always with his blanky. Surviving are his parents, Sara Walls of Fort Wayne, IN, Christopher Walls of Fort Wayne, IN, sister; Journey P. Walls of Fort Wayne, Grandparents, Melynda Martin of Fort Wayne, IN, Daniel Martin...
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Anwar K. Abunadi

July 4, 2015

Anwar K. Abunadi, 33, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015 at home. Born in East Chicago, IN, Anwar was a self employed contractor. He is survived by his parents; Abdel K. and Pamela Abunadi; fiancée, Heather Jarvis; daughter, Alhanna Abunadi; son, Brennan Abunadi; sisters Amira and Alora Abunadi and Angela and Sarah Stefanski; brothers, Matthew Abunadi and Raul Rodriguez. A memorial service...
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John L. Pawlisch

July 4, 2015

John L. Pawlisch, 91, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015 at Brookdale Fort Wayne Senior Living Solutions in Fort Wayne. Born in Champaign, IL, John worked as a Electrical Engineer with I & M Electric Company for 41 years, retiring in 1989. He was an Army Air Corp WWII veteran and a member of Parkwood Church of God, AEP Employees Club and Live Wires Club, Indiana Tech Alumni Association and...
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Eulalio (Eddie) H. Olvera

July 4, 2015

Eulalio "Eddie" H. Olvera, 82, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Kennedy, TX, Eddie was a truck driver for North American Van Lines for 42 years, retiring in 2003. He was a member of Templo Aposento Alto. Eddie loved music. He enjoyed playing guitar, piano, and singing. Eddie loved his family and cherished his grandchildren. Surviving are his wife, Rebeca...
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Phyllis Ann Schaadt

July 4, 2015

Phyllis Ann Schaadt, 81, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015, at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Van Wert, OH, Phyllis was a interior decorator. Surviving are her sons, Stephen (Kari) Schaadt of Fort Wayne and David Schaadt of Kendallville; and four grandchildren. Phyllis was preceded in death by husband, Doyt E. Schaadt; parents, Glen and Iva (Black) Steinmetz; three sisters; and one...
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Karen Offerle-Wilcoxson

July 3, 2015

Karen Offerle-Wilcoxson , 58, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Karen was a graduate of Bishop Dwenger High School and IPFW. She worked as a senior management assistant with the Raytheon Company for 27 years. Karen was an active member of First Assembly of God for16 years. She was an avid singer and enjoyed singing in the church choir. She was actively...
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Anne Magnuson

July 3, 2015

Anne Magnuson, 79, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015 in Coldwater, MI. Born in Fort Wayne, Anne worked at Central Soya for 22 years. Surviving are her daughters, Linda Cecil, Sandra Cooper, and Cynthia (Michael) Barton; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and sister, Marilyn Hayes of Austin, TX. Anne was preceded in death by her husband, Frederic Magnuson; daughter, Debora Schmidt; and...
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Dewayne Ryan

July 3, 2015

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

July 2, 2015

Madelyn "Mattie" Pfister, 73, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in St. Marys, OH, Madelyn loved serving her family as a homemaker. She was a member of First Christian Church of Kendallville and had a love for singing in choirs. Surviving are her husband, Ed Pfister of Huntertown, IN; daughters, Helen Ann (Mike Rohrer) Taulbee of Fort Wayne; Pamela Sue (Ted) Roberts of...
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Donna B. Kite

July 2, 2015

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

July 1, 2015

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

July 1, 2015

Betty R. Glidewell, 92, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Sycamore Village in Fort Wayne. Born in Vincennes, IN, Betty worked as a Secretary with General Electric for many years. She loved nature, all animals, and was a long time supporter of the ASPCA. Surviving are her children: Roger W. (Sondra) Glidewell, Dr. Hugh S. (Rhea) Glidewell, Marcia K. Glidewell, and Rita J. (Richard) Korn, all...
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Kendall M. Jost

June 30, 2015

Kendall M. Jost, 18, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Born in Bluffton, IN, Kendall loved to skateboard. She also enjoyed drawing, writing, being outdoors, go-karting, animals, and playing video games. Kendall was a loving daughter, sister, and granddaughter and will be deeply missed. Surviving are her father, David (Kelly) Jost of Fort Wayne, mother, Mechelle (Matt) Petrill of Fort Wayne,...
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Richard H. Fritz

June 29, 2015

Richard H. Fritz , 90, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015 at Grey Stone Rehab in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his sons, James W. (Jeanie) Fritz of Grandville, MI and Joseph R (Lana) Fritz of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Judy A. (Darwin) Ott of Fort Wayne, IN; 10 great-grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.. Richard was preceded in death by his parents Harry A. and Treva D. Fritz, wife, Alice L Fritz...
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Don E. Parker

June 29, 2015

Don E. Parker , 66, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Kendallville, IN, Don worked as a buyer and manager with ITT and also worked at International Harvester. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren's sports, and was their biggest fan. Don was always there to help others and will be deeply missed. Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Colette Parker of...
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Vernon H. Howard

June 28, 2015

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

June 28, 2015

Maria Mitsopoulos, 74, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Florina, Greece, Maria was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Maria enjoyed gardening, sewing, knitting, baking, and spending time with her family. She was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Surviving are her husband, Stavros Mitsopoulos of Fort Wayne,...
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Jesus Mosqueda

June 28, 2015

Jesus Mosqueda, 87, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Glenbrook Rehab Center in Ft. Wayne. Born in San Marcos, TX, Jesus was a Ft. Wayne resident for over 60 years. Surviving are his sons, Gilbert (Rebecca) Mosqueda of Austin, TX, Tony Mosqueda of Lockhart, TX, Arthur (Pam) Mosqueda of Ft. Wayne; a brother, of San Antonio, TX; 13 grandchildren; and a host of great and great-grandchildren. ...
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Albert E. (Bert) Hauge II

February 22, 1953 - June 28, 2015

Albert E. "Bert" Hauge II, 62, of Auburn, died Sunday June 28, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Bert was born in Yuba City, Calif. He was a long time employee and driver for Irving Gravel. Bert is survived by his loving wife, Melba; daughters, Allison (Jason) Lantz of Leo and Erin Hauge of Grand Junction, Colo.; as well as three grandchildren. Bert was preceded in death by his parents,...
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Janet B. (Glenn) Hoagburg

June 28, 2015

Janet B. (Glenn) Hoagburg, 78, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Janet worked as a Secretary for the Philosophy Department at IPFW for 33 years, retiring in 2002. She enjoyed spending time having lunch and dinner with friends and going on cruises with her husband. She also enjoyed her animals and bird watching. Surviving are her loving husband...
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Walter Lee Leininger

June 25, 2015

Walter Lee Leininger , 73, passed away June 25, 2015 at Genesis Healthcare. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Rd.
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Don Edwin Childs

June 25, 2015

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

January 10, 1932 - June 25, 2015

Betty L. Zimmerman, 83, went to be with the Lord and the love of her life on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Cedarville, IN, Betty was the last survivor of eight children. After high school, she worked in several departments, the most recent being Human Resources, at International Harvester. After Harvester, she went to work for New York Life...
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Del Wert

June 24, 2015

Del Wert, 67, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Kendallville, Delton worked as a truck driver with Kat. He was a member of the Three Rivers Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his daughters, Amanda Wert; Laura (Jeremy) Hurd; Kristyn (Timothy) McCarty; son, Andrew Wert; 7 grandchildren. Delton was preceded in death by sons, Delton Lynn Wert, Jr. and Rob Wert...
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Penny L. Rogers

June 24, 2015

Penny L. Rogers, 72, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Born in Robinson, IL, Penny loved serving her family as a homemaker. Surviving are her son, Mike (Lisa) Vance of Fort Wayne; 4 grandchildren, Reagan Vance; Kendall Vance; Colin Vance; A.J. Vance; and her brother, Phil (Becky) Pinkstaff of Greenfield, IN. Penny was preceded in death by her husbands, John Rogers; and Jim Vance; son,...
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Dean Gibson

June 23, 2015

Dean Gibson, 64, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at his residence in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Christine A. Gibson of Fort Wayne; daughter, Kim (Craig) Tumblesom of Convoy, OH; daughter, Cheryl Snyder of Manhattan Beach, CA; grandchildren, Lindsey; Brodie; and Dylan Tumbleson; sister, Brenda Gibson of Columbia City; and brother, Daniel Gibson, Jr. of Indianapolis. He was preceded...
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Denise Dana DeMarchis

June 23, 2015

Denise Dana DeMarchis, 41, of Fort Wayne, joined the angels in heaven on Tuesday, June 23 2015, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Denise was known for her kindness, her generosity, and her beautiful smile. She touched so many lives through the company she founded, Matilda Jane Clothing, and the charity she created, Mighty Acorn Foundation. Her greatest happiness came by making other people...
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Keith C. Everson

June 23, 2015

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

June 22, 2015

Irene K. Greene, 68, passed away Monday, June 22, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Irene worked for Wayne Manufacturing, Didier Meats, Fort Wayne Clutch, and Lincoln Life. She was a member of Fort Wayne Bowling Hall of Fame and American Quarterhorse Association. Irene was a champion bowler prior to acquiring her beloved horses Data and Jimmy. Her...
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Daniel R. Lay

June 22, 2015

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

June 22, 2015

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

June 22, 2015

Eugene "Gene" C. Rose, 87, passed away Monday, June 22, 2015 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Agra, KS, Gene attended St Benedict's College, served in the Army during WW II and graduated from Creighton University after the war with a degree in finance. Gene then entered the insurance industry retiring from Midwestern United Life Insurance Company in Fort Wayne, as...
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Betty J. Wilson

June 22, 2015

Betty J. Wilson , 93, passed away June 22, 2015 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Rd.
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David H. Lauer

June 21, 2015

David H. Lauer, 83, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Fort Wayne, David retired from the Indiana Air National Guard after 36 years of service in 1986 earning the rank of Master Sergeant. He was activated and sent to France for 10 months during the Berlin Crisis. David was a classic car and air plane enthusiast. He enjoyed playing piano, listening...
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Jerry L. Williams

June 21, 2015

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