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Emily Elizabeth Andres

August 25, 2016

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

August 24, 2016

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

August 24, 2016

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

August 24, 2016

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

August 24, 2016

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

February 7, 1920 - August 23, 2016

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

August 23, 2016

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

August 22, 2016

Imogean M. Duncan , 89, passed away August 22, 2016 . Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Rodney Elliott

August 22, 2016

Rodney Elliott , 62, passed away unexpectedly Monday, August 22, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Hartford City, IN. Rodney loved the arts, visiting the library and showing dogs. Rodney will truly be missed. Surviving are his sisters, Rebecca (Eugene) Zagorski of Daleville, IN and Ramona Coonce of Montpelier, IN and several nieces and nephews. Rodney was preceded in death by his parents, Walter...
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John N. Talarico

August 22, 2016

John N. Talarico, 70, passed away Monday, August 22, 2016 at the Parkview Heart Institute. Born in Fort Wayne, John graduated from Central Catholic High School, class of 1963. He played football and was known as the "Biggest Center in the City". John worked as a purchasing agent at Magnavox for 32 years, and later retired from Zimmer of Warsaw after 5 years. He also enjoyed working in Real...
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Karen L. (Giant) Leffers

August 22, 2016

Karen L (Giant) Leffers, 61, passed away Monday, August 22, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Karen graduated from Bishop Luers High School and graduated valedictorian of her class at the University of St. Francis. She was a nurse with Lutheran Hospital for 36 years. Karen was an active volunteer at St. Therese Catholic Church and Bishop Luers High School....
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Maurice C. Keltsch

August 22, 2016

Maurice C. Keltsch, 89, passed away Monday, August 22, 2016 at Sage Bluff Nursing and Rehab in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana Maurice was the son of the late Carl and Ida Keltsch. Maurice graduated from North Side High School in 1945 and earned his bachelors degree from Purdue University School of Pharmacy in 1950. He was a WWII Navy veteran. Maurice was the owner, president, and...
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William August Kratzert, Jr.

August 21, 2016

William August Kratzert Jr., 89, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Born July 30, 1927 in Green Cove Springs, FL. He was known as "Herman" by his family and those who knew him closely. He was also quick to give a "nickname" to a friend. Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Joanne Vaughn Kratzert. They met at Florida State University, where he...
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Martin S. (Pat) Malone

August 21, 2016

Martin S. "Pat" Malone , 93, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Hooverwood Nursing Home in Indianapolis. Born in Howe, IN, Martin was a resident of Fort Wayne most of his life. He served with the US Army 729th RR Battalion during WWII. He was a Conductor with Pennsylvania RR, Conrail and Amtrak for 43 years, retiring in 1983. He attended Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church, Moose Club,...
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Mary Helen Steinauer

August 20, 2016

Mary Helen Steinauer died on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at age 77, her brilliant brain finally released from the relentless grip of Alzheimer's Disease. She is survived by her brother Bill (Kate) Steinauer; and her sister Dorothy "Dotsie" Hoffman; and nieces, nephews, and cousins, as well as her cherished and loving friends, Sue and Dave. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and...
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Dennis Dean Kiser

August 20, 2016

Dennis Dean Kiser, 44, went fishing for the last time, Saturday, August 20, 2016 in Fort Wayne. . Surviving are his mother, Sandra (Kevin) Kolb; brother, Todd (Lee) Goodwin; sister, Marcy (Frank) Lysee; and sister, Dylan (Dennis ) Jeffrey; aunts Kathy Kiser Houtz and Lorrie Kiser Brames; and significant other, Kim Peyton. Dennis was preceded in death by his father, Dennis Kiser Sr.;...
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Jack Harrison Bell

August 20, 2016

Jack Harrison Bell , 19, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016. He was born in Atlanta, GA, on July 24, 1997. Jack was a graduate of Homestead High School, where he played Trombone in the Jazz Band. Family traditions were important to Jack, especially an annual trip to Telluride, Colorado to celebrate the 4th of July with Family and Friends. Jack enjoyed outdoor activities, skateboarding, and...
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Marcella J. Peppler

August 20, 2016

Marcella J. Peppler, 86, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016. Jesus sent his angels for our beloved Mom, Grandmother & Great-Grandmother. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on January 19, 1930. At a very young age her parents moved to a farm near Edon, OH, where she grew up and graduated at the age of 18. She then moved back to Fort Wayne, and acquired a job at General Electric. On April 30, 1949...
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Evelyn June Miller

August 20, 2016

Evelyn June Miller, 96, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016. Surviving are her nephews, Bruce Munk and Brad Munk; nieces, Leslie Lawrence, Deborah Loudenslager, Enid Munk and Carol Templin. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents Forrest and Carolyn Munk, husband, Wendell Miller, brothers, Richard, Kenneth, Rex, John and Jay Munk. A Private Service will be held at a later date. Burial ...
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Charles G. (Dutch) Krause

August 20, 2016

Charles G. "Dutch" Krause, 90, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Park Place Senior Living in Ft. Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Charles worked at International Harvester/Navistar for 36 years, retiring in June 29, 1983. After his retirement, he worked at the Wood Youth Center in Fort Wayne. He was a U S Navy WW II veteran and a member of the American Legion Post #409 in Leo and the...
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Lee A. Williams

April 25, 1929 - August 19, 2016

Lee A. Williams, 87, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Canastota, NY, Lee worked as a Design Engineer with Harvester, then Navistar for 47 years, retiring March 31, 2004. Lee served as a SSgt for the United States Air Force from 1948-1952 and was a member of the American Legion Post 499. He was an avid animal lover, bird watcher and enjoyed...
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Sue A. Lommatzsch

August 19, 2016

Sue A. Lommatzsch, 62, passed away August 19, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Marjorie Lommatzsch. Sue worked with North American Van Line for 27 years before retiring. She was an avid Beatles fan, and loved horses. She also taught Sunday school at St. Paul's Lutheran Church for 27 years. Surviving are her brothers, Steven (Kathy) Lommatzsch and Terry (Leanor) Lommatzsch, as...
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Peggy Ann Well

August 19, 2016

Peggy Ann Wells, 67, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Thomas Wells of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Thomas 'T.J.' Wells, Jr. of Fort Wayne; daughter, Clara (Keith) Norris of South Carolina; grandchildren Gabriel and Morrigon Norris and Delores and Mikaila Williams; mother Geneva Abernathy; brother, Larry (Diane) Abernathy; sister, Debra...
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N. Gladys Newhard

August 17, 2016

N. Gladys Newhard, 95, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2016. Surviving are her sons, Steven Newhard, Terry (Carol) Newhard of both of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Gladys was preceded in death by her siblings, Orville, Morris, Chester, Roy, Orbie Puryear, Lillian Klepper; granddaughter, Julie Benkenstein; daughter-in-law, Malinda...
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Alice C. Anderson

August 17, 2016

Alice C. Anderson, 75, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Cambridge, MA, Alice worked several years with Fort Wayne State Developmental Center, retiring in 2002. Surviving are her husband for 38 years, James Anderson of Fort Wayne; children, Marie (Chuck) Cappa of Wichita, KS; Carol (Bud) Dobbs of Fort Wayne; James (Betty) Anderson of Clovis, NM; Donna Shine of...
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Ralph A. Heil

August 17, 2016

Ralph A. Heil, 99, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Ralph was born on April 9, 1917 in New Bremen, Ohio to the late Otto and Mabel Heil. He moved to Huntington, Indiana and then to Fort Recovery, Ohio where he was co-partner in the St. Clair Mill. In 1955, the family moved to Syracuse, Indiana where they built and...
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Betty Lou Shoemaker

August 17, 2016

Betty Lou Shoemaker, 71, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2016. Surviving are her husband of 50 years, David L. Shoemaker; son, John D. (Hyejeong "Hannah") Shoemaker; son, Stephen D. (Hristina) Shoemaker; daughter, Amy (Andrew) LeMaster; daughter, Kara (Daniel) Hall; step-son, David C. (Debora) Shoemaker step-daughter, LuAnn (Doug) Thomas; step-daughter, Sheri Lynn (Joseph Schmidt)...
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Carmon Junior Oxenrider

August 16, 2016

Carmon Junior Oxenrider, 92, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2016. Surviving are his wife, Neta V. Oxenrider of Fort Wayne, IN; sons, James (Linda) Oxenrider of Fort Wayne, IN, and Donald (Kristin) Oxenrider of Granville, OH; sister, Ellen Hicks of Fort Wayne, IN; grandson, Michael; granddaughters, Carrie, Amy, Athena, and Morgan; and great-granddaughter, Abby. Carmon was preceded in death by...
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Afrodhiti Danusis

August 16, 2016

Afrodhiti Danusis, 91, went home to be with our faithful and loving Lord on August 16, 2016. Born in Vevi, Greece on March 22, 1925, she was the daughter of Dimitrios and Magdeline Mangos. She was married for 44 years to Dimitrios Danusis, who preceded her in death. Afrodhiti and her husband immigrated to Fort Wayne in 1951 with their first born child, George. She enjoyed gardening, her family...
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Stephen M. (Steve) Dearing

August 16, 2016

Stephen M. "Steve" Dearing, 72, passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana Steve was the son of the late Ralph and Patricia Dearing. Stephen worked for the Fort Wayne City, Fire, and Dispatch for 20 years before moving on to his second career. He founded D&D Associates which he owned and operated for over 20 years before...
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Hti Mu Zin

August 15, 2016

Hti Mu Zin, 67, passed away August 15, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Donald J. (Don) Stone

August 15, 2016

Donald J. "Don" Stone, 90, surrounded by family passed away Monday, August 15, 2016 at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Buffalo, New York, Don was the son of the late Frank and Rose Stone. Don served our country as an Army Veteran in both WWII and the Korean War. He married the love of his life Sally on September 21, 1950, where they shared 65 years of wonderful memories and blessings...
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Elizabeth (Fuzzy) Vachon

August 15, 2016

Elizabeth "Fuzzy" Vachon, 81, passed away August 15, 2016. Surviving are husband of 62 years, Jerome R. Vachon; daughters, Renee (Jeff) Williams, Lori Chaney, Lisa (Tim) Gick; sons, David (Tammi) Vachon and Shane (Heather) Vachon; 19 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; sister, Vicky Harrison; brother, Vernie Muncie. She was preceded in death by parents Arlie Muncie and Ann Babino,...
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Larry Van Pelt

August 14, 2016

Larry Van Pelt , 76, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Lutheran Life Villages at Pine Valley in Fort Wayne. Born in Salem Center, IN, Larry graduated from Rome City HS and was a US Army veteran. He was an engine assembler with International Harvester for over 20 years, and also worked at Sheller Globe in Grabill. He was a proud and faithful member of the NRA. He loved bird hunting and...
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William (Bill) H. Bryan

August 14, 2016

William "Bill" H. Bryan , 80, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016. Surviving are Barbara Bloom Bryan of Fort Wayne, IN, his son, Darin P. Bryan of Fort Wayne, IN; step-sons, Brad (Fran) Bloom of VA: Mark (Betsy) Bloom of Fort Wayne, IN; step-daughter, Lisa R. (Chris) Bojrab of Fishers, IN. 9 grandchildren. William was preceded in death by his parents, James W. and Lillie Bryan, mother, son,...
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Lorie A. Haire

August 14, 2016

Lorie A. Haire, 49, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Kevin Haire of Fort Wayne; son, Jimmy Longberry of Fort Wayne; daughter, Ashley Haire of Fort Wayne; granddaughter, Kennedy Longberry; mother, Roberta Fisher of New Haven; sister, Robin (Marcus) Ihrie of New Haven; and brother, Donny Logan of Fort Wayne. Lorie was preceded in death by her brother...
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Samuel S. Zehr

August 14, 2016

Samuel S. Zehr, 86, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016, He was born in Leo, IN on October 12, 1929. He had an incredible appreciation for a hard day's work, a painter from the age of 16, he then started his own painting business, Sam Zehr Decorating, that thrived for 40 years. He was well loved in the community, for his years as a Little League coach, basketball and football referee and church...
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Marilyn E. (Monte) Malmstrom

August 13, 2016

Marilyn E. "Monte" Malmstrom, 76, Joined her Heavenly Father on August 13, 2016. She dedicated her life to serving the Lord. She began her mission work in 1964 with ABWE, worked for Gospel Recordings, and retired from Wycliffe Bible Translators in 2005. She is survived by her sister Ruth Cox; sister-in-law Joan Malmstrom; and many nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends. She is proceeded in...
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Rhonda P. Berghoff

August 13, 2016

Rhonda P. Berghoff of Fort Wayne, IN died August 13, 2016 in Indianapolis, IN after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was born April 4, 1934 in Fort Wayne, IN to Herb and Florence Clemens. She is survived by her brother Daniel P. Clemens and preceded in death by her sister, Carroll Clemens; brother, Philip Clemens; and former husband, Thomas H. Berghoff. Rhonda has five children, all married,...
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Roy A. Holmes

August 13, 2016

Roy A. Holmes, 68, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016. He was born in Payne, OH, on March 29, 1948. He was the son of the late Harry and Loretta Holmes. Roy was a very strong willed man, always determined to get any job done, and do the job well. He impacted the lives of many people, and very close friends would consider him to be their family. Surviving are his Spouse, Jackie Holmes;...
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David C. Colchin

August 13, 2016

David C. Colchin, 82, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, David worked at the K-Mart warehouse for 18 years, retiring in 1989. Surviving are his sister, Helen Colchin of Fort Wayne; and nephews, Tim Colchin of Avilla, IN. and Mark (Michele) Colchin of Fort Wayne. David was preceded in death by his parents, Walter C. and Gladys Colchin, and brother, William W. Colchin. ...
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David (Dave) R. Baker

August 13, 2016

David "Dave" R. Baker, 69, peacefully entered God's kingdom on August 13, 2016. Born on April 7, 1947 in Ft. Wayne, IN, he was the son of the late Charles and Hilda "Nita" Baker. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Charlotte (Tripp) Baker; daughter, Julie (John) Krass; son, Brian (Carrie) Baker; five grandsons, Zane Standridge, Noah Baker, Elliot Baker, Liam Krass, and Crosby Krass;...
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Scott R. Wyatt

August 11, 2016

Scott R. Wyatt , 89, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Brookdale Fort Wayne Senior Living Solutions in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his sons, Ronald E. (Julia) Wyatt; Robert (Joana) Wyatt; daughter-in-law, Beverly Wyatt; 7 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, Scott was preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, Ruth M. Wyatt, father, Clarence Wyatt, mother, Mabel O. Wyatt, son,...
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Fred (Fritz) J. Dunderman

August 11, 2016

Fred "Fritz" J. Dunderman, 77, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Fritz worked as a certified public accountant with Ashman, Taggart, and Manion as a partner, retiring in 2006. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Society for 25 years serving as past president and treasurer. He was an active member at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church since 1972. Surviving are his wife,...
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Edward J. Cunningham

August 11, 2016

Edward J. Cunningham, 88, passed away August 11, 2016. He married his wife, Ruth E. Cunningham on September 18, 1948. They were married for 61 years, before she passed away in 2010. Surviving are his Children, Linda D. Sheets, Terry J. (Kathy) Cunningham, Bruce E. Cunningham; grandchildren, John (Kim) Cunningham, Ben Cunningham, Matt Cunningham, Katie (John) Hall, Mindy (Chris) Hayes; and seven...
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Annabel R. Jenkins

August 10, 2016

Annabel R. Jenkins, 95, passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Annabel was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, a member of the Women's Christian Club, and enjoyed volunteering at Lutheran Hospital. Surviving are her sister, Mary Ledger of Churubusco, IN; 3 nieces and 3 nephews. Annabel was preceded in death by her husband, William "Jack" Jenkins; parents, Noah and...
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Barbara Walker

August 9, 2016

Barbara Walker, 78, passed away August 9, 2016. Surviving are her daughter, Kimberly (Terry) Auld; son, Mark Burnworth, Sr.; son, John Christopher Walker, all of Fort Wayne; brother, Jim (Linda) Haffner of Fort Wayne, IN; granchildren, Alex, Brooke, Sherri, Sonya, Mark Jr., and Stephanie; and 4 great-grandchildren. Barbara was preceded in death by father, Milton Haffner, mother, Carol Haffner,...
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Donald G. Amstutz

August 9, 2016

Donald G. Amstutz, 86, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016. Born in Indiana, on May 7, 1930. He was the son of the late Virgil and Beulah Amstutz. Donald was a member of American Legion 409, Masonic Lodge 224, Scottish Rite, Mizpah Shrine, and Eastern Star 278. He owned and operated the first car wash in Leo, IN. He also owned Amstutz Plumbing and Heating in Leo, IN for a number of years, and...
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Eleanor Parker

August 9, 2016

Eleanor Parker , 95, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016. Eleanor was born in Wabash, IN. She worked as a Realtor with Banks- Mallough in the Fort Wayne area. She was a member of Anthony Wayne First Church of God. Eleanor was known for her positive attitude, contagious smile, and sense of humor. She belonged to the same bowling league for 50 years. She also was an avid reader, bird watcher,...
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Betty Marguerite Steinbacher

August 9, 2016

Betty Marguerite Steinbacher, 87, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016. Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Hubert J "Bud" Steinbacher; sons, Joe (Deb) Steinbacher; Kurt J (Cheryl) Steinbacher and Ed H Steinbacher; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; sister, Donna Springer. Betty was preceded in death by her parents John Q and Alice Adams, daughter-in-law, Linda Steinbacher,...
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Karen Macy

August 9, 2016

Karen Macy, 74, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016. Karen had a passion for knitting in her spare time and loved spending time with her great- nieces and great-nephews. Surviving are her sister, Barbara (Greg) Myers; nephews, Patrick Eugene Myers and Barry Alexander Myers; and her great-nieces and nephews, Michelle, Michael, Madeline, Melissa, and Mark. Private family burial to take place at a...
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Annalise Marie Gemmer

August 8, 2016

Infant, Annalise Marie Gemmer, passed away August 8, 2016 in Fort Wayne. She is survived by her parents Andrew and Lori Gemmer. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Rd.
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Martha Kathryn (Gause) Spade

August 8, 2016

Martha Kathryn (Gause) Spade went to her Heavenly Home on August 8,2016, as she passed at Woodview Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. Born March 20,1921 in Fort Wayne, "Marty" was a 1939 graduate of Central High School, where she was active in music, drama, and Boosters. Her three careers included working at General Electric, raising her two sons on a small farm in Lake Township, and retiring as a LPN,...
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Margaret E. Vandagriff

August 8, 2016

Margaret E. Vandagriff, 97, passed away Monday, August 8, 2016, at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Margaret was the daughter of the late Edward and Margaret Colley. She worked with GTE for 28 years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of St. Joseph United Methodist Church and their Women's Club serving as president in 1991. She also was a member of the American Business...
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Paula M. Whitmore

August 8, 2016

Paula M. Whitmore, 71, passed away Monday, August 8, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. She was a loving wife, loving mother, loving sister and great friend to all who knew her. Born in Boston, MA, Paula was the daughter of the late Paul R. and Elizabeth Cannon. She graduated from North Central High School and earned her bachelors degree from Indiana University. Paula was an avid...
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Philip Ehrman

August 7, 2016

Philip Ehrman, 84, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving children, August 7, 2016. Surviving are his Spouse, Sarah Ehrman; daughters, Phyllis (Phil) Suelzer, Theresa Roberts, Katherine "Kathy" (Bradley) Waters, Anne (Lee) Ehinger; sons, "Steve" (Barbara) Ehrman, Thomas "Tom" (Dana) Ehrman; son-in-law, Mark Schenkel; 23 Grandchildren; and 20 Great-Grandchildren; sister, Rita Haifley;...
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Marjorie J. Hoerner

August 7, 2016

Marjorie J. Hoerner, 97, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016.Born in Pierceton, IN, June 20, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Selby and Mary Lenwell. Surviving are her son, Edward (Ann) Hoerner; daughter, Vicki (Steve) Smith; grandchildren, Michele (Ronald) Plude, Douglas (Sandra) Hoerner, Shaun (Melony) Smith; and 6 great-grandchildren. Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Erwin...
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Dominique (Niko) Williams

August 5, 2016

Dominique (Niko) Williams, 23 years old, died August 5, 2016, in Fort Wayne, IN. He is survived by his Mother and Stepfather, Kathleen M. Graham-Smith; and Rosston Deon Smith; his father, Willie D. Williams; and siblings, Donovan and Alexandria Smith. He is also survived by his Grandparents, Lena Collett and George Miller; Willie Jones Williams; and Gloristeen Shaw. His extended family...
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Daniel Jacoby

August 5, 2016

Daniel Jacoby, 47, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016. Surviving are his wife, Tina Jacoby; children, Brookelynn (Yon) Beckler, Jeremey (Lesley Bill) Shepherd, Johnathan Jacoby, Daniel Jacoby II, Zachary Meese; 7 grandchildren; sister, Becky (Kent); brothers, Tommy (Trish), Ed (Kathy), David Lee and many other family members. Daniel was preceded in death by his mother, Cecelia Bargy and father,...
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Janet M. Shannon

August 5, 2016

Janet M. Shannon , 57, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016. She was a good hearted woman that loved to care for others. Surviving are her children, Warren Shannon, Jr., Wanda Shannon, , Donald Shannon-Patterson, Steven Shannon, Charles (Asosha) Shannon Michael Shannon, sisters, Sharon White, Dola White, Martha Link, brothers, Jessie, Allen, and James White. and many grandchildren and great...
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Helen Mae Aschliman

August 5, 2016

Helen Mae Aschliman, 94, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at Genesis Healthcare in New Haven. Helen is survived by her son, Robert M. (Judy) Aschliman of Westfield, IN; daughter, Barbara M. Aschliman of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchilddaughter, Melissa (Chris) McGee; great grandchildren, Thomas and Michael. Helen was preceded in death by parents Clarence and Stella Watterson, husband of 68 years,...
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Norman Richard Munk

August 5, 2016

Norman Richard Munk, 98, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at home. Surviving are his wife of 71 years, Carol; daughters, Deborah S Loudenslager and Enid L Munk all of Fort Wayne, IN; sister, Evelyn J Miller of Fishers, IN. Richard was preceded in death by his son, Douglas J Munk, parents Forrest and Carrie Munk, brothers, Rex, Kenneth, David and Jay Munk.
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Rose M. Opliger

August 5, 2016

Rose M. Opliger, 76, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her sons, Ronald Garrison of Fort Wayne and Douglas Garrison of Tucson, AZ; 3 grandchildren, Dean, Joycelyn, and Donald; 2 step-grandchildren, Megan and Derrick; 4 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Shirley (Tom) Baysinger of Fort Wayne. Rose was preceded in death by husband, Eddie Opliger; parents, Dean and...
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Michelle L. Hathaway

August 5, 2016

Michelle L. Hathaway , 56, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Michelle worked with GTE for 21 years before retiring. She was a member of Seminary United Methodist Church, Michelle enjoyed coloring, crocheting, reading, and spending time with her family, She was also an animal lover, especially when it came to her cats. Surviving are her parents, Marvin and Diana Hathaway...
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Stephanie Lynn Bock Small

August 5, 2016

Stephanie Lynn Bock Small, 38, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at home in Fishers, IN Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Stephanie was a graduate of Florida State University, enjoyed shopping, dancing and loved her children and family. Surviving are her children, Grace, Tristan and Isabella; father, Michael (Lana) Bock of Chicago, IL; mother, Linda Wait Beadle of Fremont, IN; brother, Chris (Teri)...
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Michael Bengs

August 5, 2016

Michael Bengs, 67, passed away August 5, 2016. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Diane Hockensmith

August 4, 2016

Diane Hockensmith, 72, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016. Surviving are her husband, Dale Hockensmith; daughter, Renate (John) Heyn, of St. Peter's, MO; son, Will (Austreberta) Hockensmith, of Verona, WI; grandchildren, Cassandra Heyn, Kaitlyn Hockensmith, Danielle Heyn, Dylan Heyn, and Jaden Hockensmith; sister, Jacqueline (John) Moore; and her father, Louis Bowman. Contact the funeral...
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Rebecca Vorderman

August 3, 2016

Rebecca Vorderman passed away peacefully on August 3rd surrounded by her loving family. Rebecca lived a rich life full of adventure and experiences that most could not imagine. Born as the youngest child of eight daughters and one son in the Dutch East Indies, Rebecca spent her formidable years during World War II in a Japanese internment camp. She later met her husband Robert and lived in...
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Ilene Miller

August 3, 2016

Ilene Miller , 90, passed away August 3, 2016. Surviving are her children Deborah Bojrab of Carmel, IN and Darrell (Lynda) Miller of Olathe, KS; grandchildren , Brandon Bojrab and Jared (Julie) Miller; great grandchild, Hudson Kieler Bojrab; sisters, Eloise Mast and Elenore Yoder. Ilene was preceded in death by father, Guy Bauman, mother, Anna Bauman, loving husband, Paul Miller, infant...
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Wendy Vrtis

August 3, 2016

Wendy Vrtis , 52, passed away August 3, 2016. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Rd.
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Timothy J. Wagner

August 3, 2016

Timothy J. Wagner passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Born in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Tim moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana when he was 9 years old. He attended Bishop Dwenger High School, graduating in 1971. He briefly attended Indiana University where he was fond of saying he made the Dean's list…not the honors list, but the one where they ask you not to come back! He refocused, transferred to...
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John Amstutz

August 3, 2016

John Amstutz , 74, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Surviving are his wife, Molly Amstutz of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Anna (Cris) Stout of Huntertown, IN; son, Brad (Janet) Amstutz of Fort Wayne, IN; sister, Sarah (David) Monos of New London, OH; brother, Robert (Beverly) Amstutz of Avon, OH; grandchildren, Andrew and Aaron Stout and Soren and Raine Amstutz . John was preceded in death...
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Marilyn K. Fischer

August 3, 2016

Marilyn K. Fischer, 71, lived faith, hope, and love. She entered her heavenly home on August 3, 2016. Born in Toledo, OH, she lived most of her married life in Fort Wayne. She attended St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church for 40 years. She was active with the Funeral Dinner Ministry, Prayer Shawl Ministry, and within her Small Christian Community group. She retired from the University of Saint...
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James (Jim) Edward Geyer

August 2, 2016

James "Jim" Edward Geyer, 88, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Surviving are his loving companion, Ruby Palmer; daughter, Jane (Paul) Sieber; son, James E. (Maria) Geyer Jr; grandchildren, Aaron (Melissa) Sieber, Ryan (Liz) Sieber, James E. "Bo" Geyer III; and great-grandchildren, Eli and Riley Sieber. Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice "Bo" Geyer; brothers, Robert and Richard...
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John William McComb

August 1, 2016

John William McComb, 52, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away August 1, 2016 at . Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons.
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Shirley Ann Woods

August 1, 2016

Shirley Ann Woods, age 77, of Eidson, TN was freed from her pain and sorrow on Monday, August 1, 2016, at Holston Valley Medical Center. Survivors include her children, Randall James Hicks, Virginia Manis and husband Keith, Kenneth Wayne Hicks and wife Kimberly, Melinda Maples and husband Bobby; brother, Delphas Woods; and 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by...
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Annie Baumgardner

August 1, 2016

Annie Baumgardner , 78, passed away August 1, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Patricia Ann Farrell

August 1, 2016

Patricia Ann Farrell, 62, passed away August 1, 2016. Patricia worked at Indiana Purdue Universities of Fort Wayne for 40 years, retiring in 2016 as the Director of Sponsored Research. Surviving are her husband, Michael Bullers; brothers, David A (Rosalie) Farrell and Michael W (Mary Jane Slaton) Farrell . Patricia was preceded in death by her parents Bobby W and Joyce N Farrell, brother,...
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Trent William Forkert

August 1, 2016

Trent William Forkert, 25, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Trent graduated from Canterbury High School and earned his bachelors degree from IPFW in computer science. Trent enjoyed new technology, playing video games, computers and robotics. Surviving are his mother, Karen Forkert; siblings, Trevin Forkert, Kyla Forkert; grandparents, Sue Forkert, Betty Junior,...
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Max L. (The Factor) Kline

August 1, 2016

Max L. "The Factor" Kline, 88, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Wabash, IN, Max was a U S Air Force WW II veteran and worked as a Truck Driver with Perfection Bakery for 35 years. He was a member of the Waynedale American Legion Post 241 and was an avid IU basketball, Colts and Detroit Tigers fan. Surviving are his children; Michael (Sue) Kline and...
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Clyta Hale

July 31, 2016

Clyta Hale, 80, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Coventry Meadows LLC in Fort Wayne. Born in Hueysville, Kentucky, Clyta was the daughter of the late John and Mildred Martin. She worked with Heckman Bindery of North Manchester for 12 years, retiring in 1998. She was a member of Shoaff Park Baptist Church and Gardners of America. Clyta loved tendering her flowers. She also enjoyed...
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Noah Nicholas Macke

October 12, 1995 - July 31, 2016

Surviving are his father, Kraig Macke; mother, Kim Bowman; Siblings, Alicia Zigler, Allison Macke, Madison Macke and brother, Erik Macke; grandparents, Roger and Carrie Macke; nephew, Axel Bork; girlfriend, Shelbie Parish; and best friend, Taylor Lehman. Noah was preceded in death by grandmother, Sue Lepper, and grandfather, Alvin Lepper. Memorials may be made to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of...
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Ivan Peter Chemerenko

July 30, 2016

Ivan Peter Chemerenko, 42, was taken home by his Angels, Saturday, July 30, 2016. Surviving are his mother, Becky (Doug Curtis) Chemerenko of Yoder; aunts Nancy (Al) Paul, Tina (Chris) Chemerenko and Kathy (Art) Gottfried, sister, Debbi (Paul) Czerniak; nephews, Paul and Luke of WPB Florida, along with many cousins. Ivan was preceded in death by father, Peter Chemerenko in 1981 and his Deda in...
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Sue A. Osborne

July 30, 2016

Sue A. Osborne, 70, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, July 30, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Sue was the daughter of the late Dave and Naomi Adkison. She graduated from cosmetology college and continued in the field many years. She was a past volunteer at Ask Ministries. Sue enjoyed shopping, crafts, being social, and spending time with her family. Surviving are her son, Euel (Cindi)...
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Sue D. Hackleman

July 30, 2016

Sue D. Hackleman, 73, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016, in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughter, Leah (Bill) Hackleman-Good of Lancaster, OH; sister, Sheryl Carter of Florence, KY; her nephew, Jack (Ebony) Carter; and nieces Sahida, JaQuisha, and Jamiya Carter. Her beloved cat, Lulu, also misses her. Sue was preceded in death by her mother, Martha Teeters; her stepfather, Richard Teeters;...
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Helen Ruth Ricker

July 30, 2016

Helen Ruth Ricker, 91, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016 at The Harbours of Ft. Wayne in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, Michael A. (Susan) Ricker, daughter, Janice Sue (Thomas) Weber, grandson, Jason Ricker all of Fort Wayne, IN. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Ricker, parents Carl and Elsie Burkhardt, sister, Mary Lou Burkhardt. Memorials may be made to Heartland...
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Claude F. Converset

July 29, 2016

Claude F. Converset, 64, passed away Friday, July 29, 2016 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his daughter, Alicia (Marcus) Symons of Warren, IN; brothers, Fr. John Converset, Tommy Converset, sisters, Mary Christmas, Jeanne Bharucha and a sister, Liz Dunifon, Claude was preceded in death by his parents Julian W. and Georgianna C. Converset, and a brother Julian "Snooky" Converset....
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David W. Fledderjohann

July 29, 2016

David W. Fledderjohann, 68, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, July 29, 2016. Born in Lima, Ohio, David was the son of the late Orlando and Viola Fledderjohann. He graduated from Lima Senior High School and earned his bachelors degree from Bowling Green University. David was a Vietnam War Marine veteran. He had been with Lassus Brothers Oil for the past 33 years working as their...
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Phyllis Joan Swinney

July 28, 2016

PHYLLIS JOAN SWINNEY, 81, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at Ashton Creek Health & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Crawford sville, Ind. on May 27, 1935, Joan was the beloved daughter of Leverett Olin and Lillian Gail Swinney. Joan graduated from Ladoga High School in 1953 as valedictorian. She was an active member of 4H and was crowned the 4H Queen. She was a Job's Daughter...
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Anita F. Clark

July 28, 2016

Anita F. Clark, 78, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her loving husband of 51 years, Keith B. Clark; children, Daniel (Rita) Clark of Huntington, IN; Kathy (Andy) Spencer of Fort Wayne, IN, Patrick Clark of Fort Wayne, IN; Diane (Brad) Beaman of Fort Wayne, IN; Gary (Debra) Clark of Monroeville, IN; sister, Marti Evans of Fort Wayne, IN; 13...
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Leoma (Dale) Edgerley

July 28, 2016

Leoma "Dale" Edgerley, 95, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016. Surviving are her daughters, Susan (Bob) Houser of Fort Wayne, Melinda (David) McComb of Madison; grandchildren William (Calena) Houser, Libby Gamez, Megan (Harold) McQueen; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Owen, Jesse, and Denver. Dale was preceded in death by her husband John "Joe" Edgerley, and brother Ovle Stephenson. Memorials...
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Joyce H. Sakakini

July 27, 2016

Joyce H. Sakakini was born in Avilla, Indiana. From Indiana University in Bloomington, she received the Bachelor of Music Degree and was elected to the musical scholastic honorary, Pi Kappa Lambda. She earned the Masters of Music Degree with Distinction, majoring in classical voice. During this time, Joyce was also a member of the Belles of Indiana, who performed extensively worldwide. She then...
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Irene M. Whipp Brenn

July 27, 2016

Irene M. Whipp Brenn, 83, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at The Towne House Retirement Center. Born in Detroit, Mich., Irene spent her later years between Bradenton, Fla. and Fort Wayne, Ind. She was the co-owner and office manager with National Tube Form, retiring in 1993. She also was the safety director for International Harvester and for a short time, worked for Mayor Ivan Lebamoff. ...
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Kathy L. Stephens

July 27, 2016

Kathy L. Stephens, 63, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Surviving are her children, Michael Stephens and Kristy Stephens, mother, Victoria Harrison; brothers, Jeff (Teri) Harrison and Garry (Jeannie) Harrison and granddaughter, Danielle Nieto all of Fort Wayne. Kathy was preceded in death by her husband, Michael G. Stephens and father, Louie Harrison. Memorial may be made to American...
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John D. Tague

July 27, 2016

John D. Tague, 68, of Pleasant Lake joined the Lord Wednesday, July 27, 2016 in the comfort of his home with his loving wife beside him. John was born July 29, 1947 and grew up in Portland, IN, John worked for GTE/ Verizon in Fort Wayne and Westfield, IN for 35 years retiring in 2003. He will be remembered for working hard his entire life. In John's retirement he enjoyed the outdoors and...
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Janet C. Smith

July 27, 2016

Janet C. Smith, 69, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016. She was the daughter of the late F. Paul and Margaret Reynolds. Janet worked as a Lab Tech with Central Soya for 20 years. Surviving are her loving daughter, Margaret "Maggie" (Ware) Wimberly; brother, David (Joan) Reynolds; sister, Christine (Dave) Murphy; and grandchildren Amira and Rebecca. Memorials may be made to the Fort Wayne Women...
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Duane E. (Butch) Likes

July 27, 2016

Duane E. "Butch" Likes, 71, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at home. Born in Kendallville, IN, Duane worked as a foreman with Phelps Dodge for 17 years and also at the Fort Wayne Water Filtration Plant for 21 years, retired in 2011. He enjoyed woodworking, and loved spending time with his grandson, Landon. Surviving are his son, Aaron (Jessica) Likes of Fort Wayne, IN; grandson, Landon...
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Cecelia (Mary) Wickliffe

July 27, 2016

Cecelia "Mary" Wickliffe, 94, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Dupree, SD, Mary worked as a cook with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 25 years. She was a member of the American Legion Post 499, VFW Post 857 and the Eagles 3512. She enjoyed cooking, collecting recipes and shopping and devoted her life to loving and caring...
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Ralph E. Anderson

July 26, 2016

Ralph E. Anderson, 91, died Tuesday in Libertyville, IL. He served in the U.S. Army in WWII in the European Theatre. He graduated from Purdue University after being discharged from the Army and spent his career working as a metallurgist in foundries in IL, IN, WI and PA. Surviving is his sister, Dorothy Slichenmyer of Libertyville, Ill., and numerous nieces and nephews and their extended...
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Jodie Zimmerman

July 25, 2016

Jodie Zimmerman, 52, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Kendallville, Ind., Jodie worked at the Ivy Tech Bookstore. She loved reading, old movies, and coffee. Surviving are her parents, Jerold and Joan Zimmerman of Dandridge, Tenn.; sister, Lynette (Greg) Desper of Lenoir City, Tenn.; nephews, Brent and Chad Dillon; and many aunts and uncles. Jodie was preceded in death by...
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