Celebrity Obituaries

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Steven G. Love

July 21, 2017

Steven G. Love , 67, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, July 21, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Steven graduated from New Haven High School in 1968 and Sam's Technical Institute. He worked as a systems engineer with Raytheon for 39 years, retiring in 2013. Steven was a member of Aboite Lutheran Church. He was a past chairman of the Emmanuel Lutheran School Board and...
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Karen Elizabeth Leffers

July 21, 2017

Karen Elizabeth Leffers, 54, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 4, 1962, the daughter of Leroy and Marcia Leffers. Karen worked at Easter Seals ARC for 35 years, and was a life long member of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. She had a great love of dogs, and watching movies from the 50's and 60's era, especially Grease. She enjoyed spending...
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Katelyn M. Pulley

July 20, 2017

Katelyn M. Pulley, 25, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Katelyn graduated from Churubusco High School in 2011 and was currently attending Ivy Tech Community College. She worked for Wise Business Forms. Surviving are her father, Kevin (Rhonda) Pulley of Columbia City; mother, Kelly Pulley of Fort Wayne; fiancé, Aaron Heaton of Fort Wayne; brother, Eric Pulley of...
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Charlene (Hauber) Miller

July 20, 2017

Charlene (Hauber) Miller, 92 passed away on July 20, 2017 into the presence of Jesus, from a stroke. She and Richard J. Miller were married for 71 years; he will deeply miss her. Charlene was born on July 26, 1924 in Cresco, Iowa, the only child of Ray and Emma Hauber. "Shar and Dick" lived in his hometown, Fort Wayne, Indiana, where she was a mother, home-maker and worked as bookkeeper for her...
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Sharon E. Wiegman

July 20, 2017

Sharon E. Wiegman, 85, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Lutheran Life Villages at Pine Valley in Fort Wayne. Born in Decatur, Indiana, Sharon was the daughter of the late Charles and Edna Hite. Sharon was a lifetime member of the Fort Wayne Civic Theater. The Arts and Theater were a true passion of hers. She also enjoyed making crafts and was an avid animal lover. Sharon's exuberant...
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Bonnie Lou Stanford

July 20, 2017

Bonnie Lou Stanford, 76, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late W. Charles and Violet Martin. Bonnie was a compassionate and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother that will be remembered for her humor and unconditional love. Surviving are her husband, of 60 years John M Stanford, Sr. children,...
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Julia M. Lemons

July 19, 2017

Julia M. Lemons, 74, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her children, David (Elizabeth) Perkins of San Diego, CA; daughter, Stephanie (Ken) Houchin of Fort Wayne; son, Jason (Stacey) Lemons of New Haven, IN; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers; and 5 sisters. Julia was preceded in death her parents, Homer and Lyda Marshall. Memorials may be made...
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Helen B. Juricak

July 19, 2017

Helen B. Juricak, 90, passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. She was born on July 26, 1926 in Ithaca, MI, the daughter of the late Frank and Annastasia Chvojka. Helen worked at Magnavox for 26 years until her retirement in 1987. She is survived by her son, David (Cathy) Juricak; and 5 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Frank Juricak; son, James "Jim" Juricak;...
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James R. Keeney

July 18, 2017

James R. Keeney, 88, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Lexington, OK, James worked as a Corrosion Engineer with Panhandle Eastern for 38 years. He was a member of the Texas Masonic Lodge. James enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved to ski. Surviving are his Spouse of 67 years, Betty Keeney; daughters, Debbie (Richie) Clark of Loveland, CO, Terri Ecenbarger of Fort Wayne,...
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Clara R. Dison

July 18, 2017

Clara R Dison, 79, passed away peacefully in her home, Tuesday, July 18, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Lake City, TN, Clara enjoyed fishing and being outdoors. She enjoyed sewing, adored her children, and liked to cook. Surviving are her daughter, Chanie (Don) Organ of Fort Wayne and son, Stephen (Cheryl) Dison of Franklin, OH; granddaughters, Andrea Lindsey and Stephanie (Christopher) McCoy;...
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Benjamin L. Grose

July 18, 2017

Benjamin L. Grose, 82, passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. He was raised in Paint Creek, WV, the son of the late Haymond and Jessie Grose. Ben was a member of Victory Life Church in New Haven, IN. He worked as a pipefitter and welder for Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 166 for 30 years before his retirement in 1997. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Janis C. Grose; children, Benjamin R....
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Sharon (Shari) L. Closson

July 18, 2017

Sharon "Shari" L Closson, 67, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 18, 2017 surrounded by her family. Born in Sturgis, MI, Shari completed her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Ball State University. She worked as a Registered Nurse with Parkview Randallia for 38 years. Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Joseph Closson of Kimmell, IN; mother, Mary Ann Miller of Sturgis, MI; daughter,...
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Sam Filippou

July 18, 2017

Sam Filippou died peacefully July 18, 2017 at Parkview Supportive Care Unit. Born December 14, 1941 in Polipotamos, Florina, Greece, he migrated to America in 1955. He joined the US Army and was a Green Beret, which was one of his proudest accomplishments. He graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor Degree in Microbiology. He went to work with his father Von at The Rib Room and he was...
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Wilma Secaur

July 17, 2017

Wilma Secaur, 90, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017. She was born on September 21, 1926 in Morgan Co., IN, the daughter of the late Gordon and Winnie Brown. She graduated from Chili High School, and was a member of Eastern Star. Wilma loved spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Surviving her children; Carol (Larry) Minns, and James Fouts; 4...
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Donald E. Bodeker

July 21, 1932 - July 17, 2017

Donald E Bodeker,84, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Donald worked with the Fort Wayne Engineering Department for 45 years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Surviving are his daughters, Linda L. (Les) Buttles of Fort Wayne and Terri A (Eddie) Newhard of Fort Wayne; sons, Rick L (Nancy) Bodeker of Avilla...
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Brian Kennedy

July 16, 2017

Brian Kennedy, 60, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 16, 2017 surrounded by his family. A resident of Fort Wayne, Brian was employed as a real estate agent, and later was the president of Kennedy Rayl Homes and owner of Kennedy Building Corporation. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Brian was a bright star in the lives of many people. "Dance with the Angels, Brian." Surviving are...
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Noel R. Wells

July 16, 2017

Noel R Wells, 83, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017 at his home in Leo. He was born in Auburn, Indiana to the late John W and Arlene H Wells. Noel graduated from Leo High School and was a lifetime resident of the community. He was a car salesman and worked at Allen County Motors, Bobilya Ford in Lagrange, IN and retired from Max Platt in Kendallville, IN. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul...
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Frederick A. Beckman

February 23, 1923 - July 16, 2017

FREDERICK A. BECKMAN, 94, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017, at St. Anne Home. Born on February 23, 1923, in Fort Wayne, Ind., Fred was the son of the late Adam and Cornelia (Schnitker) Beckman. After graduating from Central Catholic High School in 1941, he worked for General Electric, the News-Sentinel and the IRS until he entered St. Joseph College, Rensselaer, Ind., the fall of 1942. He left...
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Addilynn Grace Binns

July 15, 2017

Infant, Addilynn Grace Binns , was stillborn, July 15, 2017 at Dupont Hospital. She is survived by her mother, Marissa Pearson and father, Joshua Binns. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Rd.
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Robert (Bob) Schweppe

July 15, 2017

Robert "Bob" Schweppe, 85, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Bob was the son of the late Carl and Clara Schweppe. He graduated from Elmhurst High School. He served our country in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in the187th Infantry Regiment known as the Rakkasan. Bob retired from the Fort Wayne Fire Department in 1987 after 30 years of service. Following his...
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David Dean Thompson

December 19, 1941 - July 15, 2017

David Dean Thompson, 75, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Dave was the son of the late Harold and Mary Thompson. Dave graduated from Central High School class of 1960. He was an inspector with General Electric for 39 years prior to his retirement. He was a member of the GE Quarter Century and Elex Club and got together with friends that grew up in the East End...
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Juan (Johnny) Brown-Rodriguez

July 14, 2017

Juan "Johnny" Brown -Rodriguez, 75 went home to Jesus on Friday, July 14, 2017. He was born in San Juan Puerto Rico October 8, 1941. Juan was the only son of the late Juan and Angela Brown. As a child, he was brilliant skipping several grades at a time and learned to speak four languages along the way. He was an entrepreneur. From the beginning making money building chicken cages, repairing...
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Darrell L. Jeffrey

July 14, 2017

Darrell L. Jeffrey, 55, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Darrell worked as a audio control tech with Wise-TV NBC 33 for 21 years, and most recently at Fort Wayne Auto Truck Auction. Surviving are his sister, Deloris (David) Carpenter; step-brother, Bob Bolenbaugh; brother, Daniel (Elizabeth) Jeffrey; brother, Robert (Michelle) Jeffrey; sister, Lisa Jeffrey; and...
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Joan Detwiler

July 14, 2017

Joan L Detwiler. 86, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017 and is now reunited with a lifetime of precious family and friends. She was born in Three Rivers, MI, to the late Arthur and Odessa Pickens. Joan lived in Fort Wayne, IN most of her life. She worked as the Director of Day Care with North Christian Church for many years and taught nursery school at Crescent Ave Church. Joan had lived and...
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Dennis W. Norris

July 13, 2017

Dennis W Norris, 66, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Denny was born in Wolf Lake, Indiana and was self-employed. He served our country and is a United States Army Veteran. He loves spending time with family and adores his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Denny always puts others before himself. He is truly a devoted family man and enjoys the...
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David L. Paul

July 12, 2017

David L. Paul, 78, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, David was the son of the late Lawrence and Leone (Kortokrax) Paul. David graduated from Central Catholic High School. He served our country in the Army National Guard. David worked in the automotive industry as a service manager and sales associate for Hefner Chevrolet and Collins Oldsmobile. He was also a...
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Norma J. Gick

July 12, 2017

Norma J. Gick, 70, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at her home in Fort Wayne surrounded by her family. Born in Detroit, MI, to the late Carmelo and Belva Liuzzo. Norma was a homemaker, loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church. Surviving are her husband of 47 years , Robert Alan Gick of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Robert C (Kelley) Gick of Fort Wayne, IN;...
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Helene (Noleff) Avery

July 9, 2017

Helene (Noleff) Avery, 93, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017. Born in Johnsonburg, PA, Helene was the daughter of the late Nume and Stonia Noleff. She graduated from Central High School. Helene worked for GE as a quality control inspector for 42.5 years before her retirement. She was a member of St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church along with their women's guild, GE 25th Century Club, Elex...
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Jerome (Jerry) Relue

July 9, 2017

Jerome "Jerry" Relue, 71, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 at his home. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jerry was the son of the late Gilbert and Bernice Relue. Jerry was a Vietnam War Army veteran. He was a computer consultant with several organizations during his career before his retirement in 2014. He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church where he served as an usher. Jerry...
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Rosellen M. Oberlin

July 8, 2017

Rosellen M. Oberlin, 92 passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Golden Years Homestead, Fort Wayne. Rosie was born on October 15, 1924 and the daughter of the late Harry and Ruth (Altimus) LaPradd. She graduated from Central High School; was a member of Good Shepherd Church and American Business Women's Association for several years. As a young girl, Rosie enjoyed playing the accordion and was a...
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Jennie McGovern

July 8, 2017

Jennie McGovern, 89, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017. She was born in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of the late Anton and Stella Damek. After graduation of high school she attended Hunter College in Manhattan she studied voice at the Metropolitan Opera House. For a short time after college she worked for a telephone company in New York. She married Edward in 1950. They moved to Indiana in...
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Robert (Bob) James Didier

July 8, 2017

Robert "Bob" James Didier, 89, of Columbia City passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on April 2, 1928, the son of the late Arthur and Eleanor (Woenker) Didier. Bob was involved in sports including, basketball, football and track. He went to state and got 1st place in track during his high school career at Central Catholic High School. Bob was involved in Boy Scouts...
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Virginia G. (Meier) Roth

July 8, 2017

Virginia G. (Meier) Roth, age 93, went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 8, 2017. She was born November 9, 1923 in Swanton, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Roth, parents, Alfred and Grace Meier, sister, Phyllis Meier, and a special sister-in-law, Cleo Roth. For 10 years, Virginia started Missionary Churches in Hawaii and has been a promoter of missions wherever she...
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Virginia Vera (Ginny) Hollister

July 6, 2017

Virginia Vera "Ginny" Hollister, 98, passed from this life into her heavenly home on July 6, 2017. She was born on April 17, 1919 in Detroit, Michigan. Throughout her life she enjoyed many roles. She was above all a mother first, but was involved as a secretary in the family business, and in her later years was a volunteer at Lutheran Hospital and proceeded to become a paid employee for total...
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Judy E. Bergman

July 5, 2017

Judy E. Bergman, 74, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Athens, OH, Judy worked as a real estate agent with Century 21 Bradley for over 20 years. She was a member of American Legion Post 47 and 409, and Old Fort Mustanger Car Club. Judy enjoyed singing karaoke to Patsy Kline, line dancing, and most of all spending time with her seven grandsons. Surviving...
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Jerome Mays

July 2, 2017

Jerome "Jerry" K. Mays, 71, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017 at his home in Pleasant Lake. Born in Bradford, PA, Jerry worked at the Experior Corporation, Lincoln National Corporation, and most recently as a engagement manager with Sun Microsystems. Jerry also served as the project manager for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force. ...
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Larry Edward Mast

December 9, 1938 - July 2, 2017

Larry Edward Mast, 78, passed away on July 2, 2017, surrounded by his family, after a three-year battle with cancer. Larry was born on Dec 9, 1938, in Wabash County, Indiana, to the late Orville and Catherine Mast. He graduated from Urbana High School in 1956 and Manchester College in 1960 with a Bachelor's Degree in chemistry. Larry began his career at General Tire in Akron, Ohio. He was...
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David Moreno

July 2, 2017

David Moreno, 67, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Paulding, OH, David worked both as a Cement Mason for 19 years and as a business agent for 14 years with OPCMIA Local 692. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church. David enjoyed riding motorcycles, he was a brown belt in Sho Ryn Ryu Karate, and most of all enjoyed being with family. Surviving are his wife, Belinda...
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Ian MacKenzie Rolland

July 1, 2017

Ian MacKenzie Rolland, 84, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on June 3, 1933, Ian was the son of the late David and Florence Rolland. Ian graduated from North Side High School in 1951. He earned his bachelors from DePauw University in 1955 and his masters in Actuarial Science from the University of Michigan in 1956. He began his...
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Alice M. Knepp

March 17, 1918 - June 30, 2017

ALICE M. KNEPP, 99, died Friday, June 30, 2017, at Harbour Assisted Living, Fort Wayne. A Kentucky native, Mrs. Knepp moved to Fort Wayne following World War II, married Harold, her husband of 52 years, and raised two children and a myriad of fruits and vegetables on 16 acres west of Leo. A classically-trained pianist, Mrs. Knepp taught piano and organ, directed choirs and ensembles, and played...
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Ann Perry Wintrode

October 12, 1919 - June 30, 2017

Ann Perry Wintrode, 97, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017. She was born in Ashland, AL, the daughter of the late James W. and Ida Jane (Schoggins) Perry. Ann graduated from Pepperdine College in Los Angeles, Ca at age 18, and obtained a Master's Degree from the Peabody School of Library Science. Her career in librarianship took her to a number of places including Baltimore, MD, The Menninger...
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Carol S. Borches

December 11, 1937 - June 30, 2017

Carol S. Borches, 79, passed away Friday, June 30, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Cincinnati, OH, Carol was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. Three of Carol's passions in life were her grandchildren, gardening, and playing cards. Surviving are her Spouse of 47 years, Donald Borches, of Fort Wayne; son, Robert H (Kelly) Wilson of Valparaiso; daughter, Patty (Greg)...
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Nova DeWitt

June 30, 2017

Nova E. "Ed" DeWitt, 94, passed away Friday, June 30, 2017. Born in Eckerty, Indiana, Ed was the son of the late Roy and Fern DeWitt. He worked at International Harvester for over 40 years, before his retirement. Ed enjoyed fishing, reading, and spending time with his family. Surviving are his daughter, Pamela DeWitt of Fort Wayne; son, Edward (Diane) DeWitt; and grandsons, Adam and Jacob DeWitt....
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Allen Schmitz

June 29, 2017

Allen L. Schmitz, 81, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Allen was the son of the late Lester Schmitz and Edith Young. Allen graduated from Central High School class of 1954. He was a supervisor draftsman with Tokheim for 37 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of Parents without Partners. Allen enjoyed golfing, antique cars, and being Mr. Fix-It. Allen was a...
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Gabriel Buendia

June 29, 2017

Gabriel Buendia, 22, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, IL, Gabriel worked in sales with Metro PCS. Surviving are his parents, Regino and Rita Buendia of Fort Wayne; his siblings, Adriana Buendia, Oscar Buendia, Alejandro Buendia, and Daniel Buendia all of Fort Wayne; and his niece and nephew, Sofia and Matthew Buendia. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 am, Monday...
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Elwyn Rigsby

June 29, 2017

Elwyn "Gene" E. Rigsby, 82, slipped peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, June 29, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Ironton, OH, Gene worked as an Engineer with General Telephone for 25 years, and after retirement he worked with Hoosier Park Casino. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Army. Gene enjoyed golfing, and loved spending Sunday afternoons at Peanuts drinking Diet...
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JoAnne Martin

August 3, 1938 - June 28, 2017

JoAnne Martin, 78, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, JoAnne retired from the VA Canteen after 15 years of service. Surviving are her daughter, Kim (Douglas) Heiser of Fort Wayne; son, Thomas (Debra) Schlup of Fort Wayne; daughter, Sandra (Dan) Jones of Fort Wayne; companion, Joe Kohl of Fort Wayne; 5 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and sister,...
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Dorman G. Keller

January 10, 1924 - June 27, 2017

Dorman G. Keller, 93, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Covington Meadows in Fort Wayne. Born in South Bend, IN, Dorman worked as a Printer with Fort Wayne Type for 26 years, retiring in 1989. Dorman was a WWII Army Veteran. He was an original member of Calvary-Third United Presbyterian Church and presently a member of Grace Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his daughters, Linda S. Knepple...
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Benjamin James Bowdon

June 27, 2017

Benjamin James Bowdon, 93, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Ben was born on April 4, 1924 in Sheridan, Wyoming, the son of the late Dewey and Agnes Bowdon. Ben served as a Radioman Second Class in the Navy during World War II in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea, seeing action in North Africa, Italy and Normandy. Ben graduated from St. Louis University in 1948. Ben married Becky...
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James Howard

June 27, 2017

James Howard, 65, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. James was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN. He worked as a crane operator with Fort Wayne Structural Steel for several years. He was a member of, Community of Christ Church. He loved music, spending time at the lake water skiing and was a car enthusiast. Surviving...
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Lourine Pequignot

June 26, 2017

Lourine Pequignot , 76, passed away Monday, June 26, 2017 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Hazard, KY, Lourine worked as a Machinist with Essex Wire in Columbia City for 30 years. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Surviving are her son, Ed (Cheryll) Palmer of Columbia City, IN; daughter, Debra Hamilton of Tucson, AZ; step-daughters, Michelle Judd and Marla (Judge...
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Norman Joseph Gerardot

November 12, 1929 - June 26, 2017

Norman Joseph Gerardot, 87, passed away Monday, June 26, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in New Haven, IN, Norman graduated from Central Catholic High School. He was a machinist with General Electric for 22 years, retiring in 1993. He was a member of Most Precious Blood Catholic Church. Norman loved to fish, play euchre, and square dance. He was an avid IU and...
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Dennis L. (Stroker) Kolkman

June 25, 2017

Dennis L. "Stroker" Kolkman , 63, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017 at his sister's home in Fort Wayne. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, Dennis worked in the construction trades as a roofer for several years. He was a member of the Navy Club, Ship #245, and Moose, Lodge 1480, both of New Haven, IN. Dennis was a drag race enthusiast, enjoyed riding his motorcycle and...
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Trent Charles Heinemeyer

June 24, 2017

Trent Charles Heinemeyer, 60, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Trent was born in Bismarck, North Dakota, and was the son of the late Ray Heinemeyer and Marilyn Heinemeyer who survives. He attended Bismarck High School, Bismarck Junior College, and received a B.S. degree in business from the University of North Dakota. He graduated from UND School of Law in 1982, and...
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Jackson Leslie Beam

June 24, 2017

Jackson Leslie Beam,18, passed away unexpectedly after an unfortunate illness. Jack was an amazing young man. He was an outstanding student, an Eagle Scout, a 3rd degree Taekwondo black belt, and a fine banjo player. More importantly, he was a sweet and obedient son, a loving brother, and a great friend. Jack was preparing to serve as a missionary in Taiwan, followed by studies of...
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Vicki Lynn Brubaker

June 23, 2017

Vicki Lynn Brubaker, 64, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, June 23, 2017. She was born on October 7, 1952 in Fort Wayne, IN, the daughter of the late Joe and Carol Golembiewski. Vicki graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1971. During her senior year of High School she began working at Maloley's Deli, where she worked for several years. She then went on to work...
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Jeff Ray Holt

June 23, 2017

Jeff Ray Holt, 55, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born July 29,1961 in Fort Wayne, he graduated from Northrop High School in 1979 and attended Glen Oaks Community College in Sturgis, MI. Jeff was employed by Phelps Dodge and Anthony Wayne Vending until 2004. He enjoyed playing sports, especially baseball and basketball. Jeff was an avid Colts, Pacers, and Pittsburgh Pirates...
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Robert F. Rose

June 23, 2017

Robert F. Rose, 94, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Robert worked with Indiana Michigan Power for 43 years, where he began as a meter reader and retired as a manager. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Robert proudly served as a member of the US Army during WWII. He was a member of the Fort Wayne Radio Club, the Parkview Senior Club, and the...
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Vicki Brubaker

October 7, 1952 - June 23, 2017

Vicki Lynn Brubaker, 64, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, June 23, 2017. She was born on October 7, 1952 in Fort Wayne, IN, the daughter of the late Joe and Carol Golembiewski. Vicki graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1971. During her senior year of High School she began working at Maloley's Deli, where she worked for several years. She then went on to work...
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JoAnn Marie Powers

March 2, 1962 - June 23, 2017

JoAnn Marie Powers, 55, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. Born in Kalamazoo, MI on March 2, 1962 she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret Crimmins Powers. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and very passionate about the Lord. JoAnn attended Easter Seals ARC for over 40 years and she enjoyed listening to music of all types. Surviving...
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Melissa Ann Henderson

June 22, 2017

Melissa Ann Henderson, 49, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Omaha, NE, Melissa worked as a manager in fine dining at several locations around Fort Wayne. She most recently worked as a teacher's assistant where she enjoyed working with children. Surviving are her daughters, Megan (Jeffe Sheppard) Henderson, Madison Clegg, and Mackenzie Clegg all of Fort Wayne; father,...
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Norma Jean Fincher

June 21, 2017

Norma Jean Fincher, 90, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. She was born in Peru, IN on March 30, 1927 to the late James H. and Ruby Fincher. She was a member of Indiana University Alumni, Purdue University Xi Nu at large, Sigma Theta International Nursing Honor Society, Northeast Region Nursing, ISNA, and ANA. She also volunteered at St. Charles school. Her hobbies included reading, playing...
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Barbara Meyers

June 21, 2017

Barbara Meyers, 87, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 peacefully at home. She was born on August 1, 1929 to the late Eric and Doris Mitchell. Barbara was always a hard working woman; a majority of her working life consisted of being an office manager in typewriter sales. Toward the end of her career was an owner of a typewriter business. Her most important accomplishment was having a family...
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Arthur N. Flotow

June 21, 2017

Arthur N. Flotow, 86, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Philadelphia, PA , Arthur retired as a Master Sargent from the United States Air Force after 31 years of service. He served in both the Army and US Air Force and was a Korean War Veteran. After his retirement he worked as a truck driver for A.B.F. trucking Co. He was a member...
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Margery M. Miller

June 21, 2017

Margery M. Miller, 81, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in Columbia City. Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Donald Miller; her children, Lorraine (Michael) Leach; Cheryl (Rex) Junk; Tony Miller; Karen (Wade) Franke; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and her brother, Marvin Lahr. Margery was preceded in death by her great-grandson, Samuel Leach; parents, Samuel Lahr and...
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Gus (Dennis) M. Trahin

June 20, 2017

Gus Dennis M. Trahin, 71, a faithful, loving, and giving servant for the Lord left this earth on Tuesday, June 20th 2017. Gus was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to his many loved ones. Gus attended grade school at St. Patrick's Arcola, and graduated from Arcola High School in 1965. Starting as a young boy he volunteered with his dad and family at St. Pat's, his...
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Kay B. McKenney

June 20, 2017

Kay B. McKenney, 78, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born August 15, 1938 in Pyrites, NY, she was the daughter of the late Neil and Irene Backus. Kay had a full scholarship to St. Lawrence University, NY. After college she worked at St. Lawrence County Lab for 2 years before starting at Bristol Meyer as a research scientist for 11 years. In 1979,...
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Lois J. Fisher

June 20, 2017

Lois J. Fisher, 89, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Born in Monroeville, Indiana, Lois was the daughter of the late Cleo and Alma Gilbert. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother to her family. During her working years she was a sales clerk for several company's before her retirement in 1980. Lois enjoyed bowling, fishing, going to fairs, festivals, concerts, being at the lakes,...
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Ronald V. Mausser

June 20, 2017

Ronald V. Mausser, 69, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Ronald was the son of the late Rudolph and Florence Mausser. He earned his bachelors degree from the University of Dayton and his masters degree from Purdue University both in Electrical Engineering. Ronald was a electrical and systems engineer with Raytheon for 42 years, retiring in 2011. He was a member of...
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Joan D. (Jo) Shoaff

June 20, 2017

Joan D. "Jo" Shoaff, 89, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. She was born on February 26, 1928 in Fort Wayne, IN, the daughter of the late Carl and Ruth Vorndran. She was a member of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. Joan graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1946. She began her working career as a Secretary at GE Winter Street where she met her future husband, Robert "Bob" Shoaff....
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Donald L. Stroup

June 19, 2017

Donald L. Stroup, 76, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at Fort Wayne. He proudly served his country member of the U.S. Air Force. Surviving are his wife, Rebecca "Becky" Stroup of Fort Wayne; daughter, Donna (John) Ferguson of Chicago, IL; 2 granddaughters, Jennifer and Natalie. Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Mabel Stroup. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Services...
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Donald L. Warnock

June 19, 2017

Donald L. Warnock, 70, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at his home in Fort Wayne surrounded by his family. Born in Portland, IN, Donald worked as a Molding Engineer with Teleflex for 38 years. He was a member of St. Joseph United Methodist Church. Donald served his country as a member of the US Army. He was an avid Sprint Car race fan and golfer. Surviving are his wife of 42 years,...
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Ruth Lichtenstiger

June 18, 2017

Ruth E. Lichtenstiger, 79, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017. Born in Falls City, NE, Ruth was the daughter of the late William and Louise Bek. Ruth enjoyed bowling, gardening, loved her flowers. She was a member of St. Michael Lutheran Church, and several garden clubs. Surviving are her son, Kevin Lichtenstiger of Fort Wayne; granddaughters, Deirdre (Anthony Jones) Lichtenstiger, Terra...
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Jeffrey Wayne Masoner

June 18, 2017

Jeffrey Wayne Masoner , 52, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Los Angeles, CA, Jeffrey worked as a Concrete Finisher with Masoner & Sons Masonry Contractors. Jeff loved the outdoors and spending time with his step-children.. Surviving are a daughter,Natalie Taylor, Bluffton, IN; brother, Ken (Suzanne) Masoner of Fort Wayne, seven...
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Nancy L. Cornett

June 18, 2017

Nancy L. Cornett, 74, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Born in Albion, Indiana, Nancy was the daughter of the late Bishop J. Claude and Dora Lawson. Nancy worked with Parkview Hospital for 30 years, retiring in 2005. She was an active member of First Pentecostal Church, Warsaw United Pentecostal Church, and most recently of Victory Life Church. Nancy was faithful, giving,...
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Dorothy (Dottie) L. Tyler

June 17, 2017

Dorothy "Dottie" L. Tyler, 90, passed away on June 17, 2017. She was born August 30, 1926 in Pioneer, Ohio to the late James and Ruth King. Dottie retired from Sears after 27 years of service in 1988. She was a devoted wife and mother. A very social woman, that enjoyed friends and family. Surviving are her children, Beverly Raymer, and Steven (Diane) Tyler; grandchildren, Laurie (Stan) McCall,...
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Anthony Peter Pallone

June 16, 2017

Anthony Peter Pallone, 93, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Anthony graduated from Central Catholic HS in 1942. He was a WWII US Army Veteran. Anthony worked as a Milk Delivery Man with SK Dairy, Meadow Gold, and Pure Seal Dairy with a total of 30 years' service, retiring in 1985. He was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate...
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Richard Francis Piekarski

June 15, 2017

Richard Francis Piekarski, 80, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017. He was born in South Bend, IN on October 5, 1936, son of the late Stanley and Helen (Kitkowski) Piekarski. Richard was a tireless worker, and retired from Rochester Midland, in Rochester, NY. His hobbies included golfing, fishing, traveling, attending sporting events, concerts and the Philharmonic. Musical talent is ...
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Suzanne Spindler

June 15, 2017

Suzanne Spindler, 79, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Suzanne was the daughter of the late Emmett and Helen Spindler. She graduated from South Side High School class of 1956. Suzanne was an accountant with Wayne Chemical Company and Gelco Trucking during her working career, retiring in 1997. She was a member of the National Association for...
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Marjorie A. Henschen

June 15, 2017

Marjorie A. Henschen, 93, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Tipton Place in Huntington. Born in Napoleon, OH, Marjorie worked as a Sales Clerk with House of Golden for 15yrs years, retiring in 1962. She was a talented seamstress and business woman most of her life. Surviving are her son, Kent (Lisa) Henschen of Big Bend, WI; brother, James (Sharon) Bruns of Angola; sisters, Jean Krinn of...
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Kristi Ann (Ward) Wahl

April 27, 1964 - June 14, 2017

Kristi Ann "Ward" Wahl, 53 years old, passed on peacefully, Wednesday June 14th at 1:40 a.m., surrounded by her loved ones, after a valiant battle with cancer. Born on April 27, 1964 in Terre Haute, Indiana, she moved to Woodburn, Indiana in 1968, graduated from Woodlan High School in 1982 and attended Indiana Tech, obtaining a Certificate in Computer Programming. Kristi worked as an office...
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Karin E. Trocchio

June 14, 2017

Karin E. Trocchio, 63, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Born in Gary, Indiana Karin was the daughter of the late Henry and Edna Mattson. Karin loved her job as an executive secretary with US Steel for 29 years and with Parkview Health for 4 years prior to her retirement. She was a member of the Parkview Seniors Club. Karin enjoyed photography and spending time with her family. Surviving...
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George C. Dely

January 17, 1930 - June 14, 2017

George C. Dely, 87, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Detroit, MI, George worked as manager with Pizza Hut for 15 years. He proudly served his country with the US Air Force for 20 years. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Surviving are his children Betsy Dely, Daniel Dely, and Julianna Sullivan; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and 3 sisters. ...
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Joseph Dayberry

June 13, 2017

Joseph Dayberry, 60, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Joseph was born in Montgomery, AL, Surviving are his Spouse, Leawna Dayberry; of Fort Wayne; mother, Betty Dayberry; brothers, John (Linda) Dayberry of Logansport and Gene (Shirley) Dayberry of Wichita Falls, TX; sister, Loraine Dayberry of Logansport, IN; and many nieces and nephews . Joseph was preceded in death by father,...
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Thomas Charles Merkler

June 13, 2017

Thomas Charles Merkler, 68, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Thomas worked with Merkler Machine Works for 40 years. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Army. Thomas loved working on cars, watching Nascar, woodworking, and making his yard look beautiful. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Shelley Merkler of Fort Wayne; son, Thomas George...
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Donald F. Didier

June 13, 2017

Donald F. Didier, 93, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Saint Anne Home in Fort Wayne, IN. Born in Fort Wayne November 18, 1923, Don was the son of Clem and Edith Didier. Don was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and met friends from the Class of '41 monthly for lunch. Enlisting in 1942, Don served his country in the Air Force at Baer Field in Fort Wayne. In the years immediately...
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Ronald Baber

June 12, 2017

Ronald Baber, 76, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017 at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Kokomo, IN, Ron owned Creditors Protection Service in Ft Wayne for many years. Ron met the love of his life, his wife of 53 years, while stationed in Germany. They enjoyed traveling the world together and raising their family. They were partners and best friends. He had a keen...
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Quinn Charlotte Sitcler

June 12, 2017

Just one week after coming into the world, Quinn Charlotte Sitcler passed away peacefully in the arms of her parents at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, IN. Although she was tiny, she was a fighter. Her spirit will live on in the hearts of her surviving triplet sisters. Quinn is survived by her parents Michael and Kristen Sitcler, sisters Zoey and Iris Sitcler. Grandparents Roy...
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Frank Robinson, Sr.

June 12, 2017

Frank Robinson, Sr., 82, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017 in Bluffton. Born in Middlesboro, KY, Frank worked with General Electric for 34 years, retiring in 1996. He was a steadfast and devout caretaker of his wife for10 years who battled Alzheimer's. Surviving are his son, Frank (Amy) Robinson, Jr.of Ossian, IN; 3 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchild; brothers, Carl Robinson of Corbin, KY, Jim...
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Helen Joan Saxton

June 11, 2017

Helen Joan Saxton, 91, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Renaissance Village in Fort Wayne. Born in Portland, IN, Helen worked as a Legal Assistant for several law firms, for over 48 years, retiring in 1997. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church, Legal Secretary's Association and past president, American Legion Post 296, VFW Aux 10006, and Mississinewa Chapter of D.A.R. She was...
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Sheridan Vinson

June 11, 2017

Sheridan Vinson, 69, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Sheridan worked as a Phlebotomist Supervisor with Quest Diagnostic for 20 years. She loved the ocean and her family was her life. She enjoyed spending time with the ones she loved the most. Surviving are her daughters, Sonia Richmond and Lisa (Neal) Griffin both of Fort Wayne; son...
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Donald F Kline, Jr.

April 6, 1937 - June 11, 2017

Donald F. "Don" Kline Jr., 80, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, June 11, 2017. Born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Don was the son of the late Donald F. and Mabel Kline Sr. Don worked for Tokheim for over 40 years prior to his retirement. During his working years, Don had multiple jobs. Whether it was painting, or running Don's Root Beer Stand he loved to stay busy. One thing was...
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Carroll Corky Runnion

March 5, 1937 - June 11, 2017

Carroll "Corky" L. Runnion, 80, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Corky was the son of the late Harry Runnion and Maxine Korn. Corky served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1958. He worked as an electrician with City Lights for 16 years and I&M for 22 years prior to his retirement in 1997. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Corky enjoyed euchre, camping,...
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James Momper

June 11, 2017

James M. Momper, 84, passed away Sunday, June 11th at Parkview Regional Medical Center. He was a son of the late John George and Ruth (Kuyoth) Momper. He graduated from Central Catholic High School and Arizona State University. James worked for Saga Foods in California before moving back to Fort Wayne. He then retired from Burkhart Advertising. He was a Qtr Master 2nd Class in the U.S. Navy and...
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Noriko Kimura

January 5, 1963 - June 10, 2017

Noriko Kimura, 54, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Tokyo, Japan, Noriko moved to the United States in 1994. She was a member of the Wildwood Racket Club and was an avid tennis player and enjoyed golf. Noriko taught Japanese studies at IPFW. Surviving are her husband Hiroshi Kimura of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Ryo Kimura of Pittsburgh, PA; Kento Kimura of Fort...
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Donald Bowers

June 10, 2017

Donald P. Bowers, 89, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Delaware County, Donald worked with the Dana Corporation for 51 years where he retired as Supervisor of the Sample Dept. He was a member of the Dana Quarter Century Club. Donald enjoyed farming, playing cards, golfing, and most of all spending time with his grandchildren. Surviving are his wife, Peggy Dey Bowers...
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Easter Radford Lunney

June 10, 2017

Easter Radford Lunney , 94, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017. Born in Ellison, WV, Easter worked with Eagle Pitcher for 23 years. Surviving are her children, Jerry (Gloria) Meadows of Shelbyville, TN, Joyce (Don) Kring of New Haven, Joseph (Deborah) Radford of Fort Wayne, Jaunita (John) Overmyer of Payne, OH, James (Dori) Radford of Woodburn, IN, half siblings, Fred Meadows, Ray Meadows,...
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Jerry Dean Gill

June 10, 2017

Jerry Dean Gill, 77, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Jerry worked as a contract hauler for Fort Wayne Newspapers and a machinist Royal Lace Paper Company from 1959-1982 and also as a Site Sargent with Allen Protective Agency for 3 years, before retiring. He was a member of , Creighton Neighborhood Association. Surviving are his wife...
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Christopher A. vanAttenhoven

June 10, 2017

Christopher A. vanAttenhoven, 30, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017 in Albion, IN. Born in Augsburg, Germany, Christopher worked as a pipe fitter with Shambaugh and Sons and was a member of the Local Union #166. Surviving are his four children, Ayden, Gabrielle, Ava, and Vincent; mother, Jacquelene (Jeffrey) Finton of New Haven, IN; father, Anthony (Melody) vanAttenhoven of Auburn, IN; ...
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