Celebrity Obituaries

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Janet E. Huffman

February 7, 2016

Janet E. Huffman, 87, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne. Born in Huntington, IN, Janet was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Surviving are two sons, William E. Huffman and David W. Huffman (Jena) of Fort Wayne; grandson, Cameron D. Huffman of Indianapolis. Janet was preceded in death by husband, Robert E. Huffman, parents, Herbert and Mildred (Swank)...
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Daniel R. Belschner

February 6, 2016

Daniel R. Belschner, 68 died Saturday, February 6, 2016 at home surrounded by his family. Surviving are his wife, Cherie; daughters, Heather (Gerald) Cheesebrew of Fort Wayne and Holly Belschner of Noblesville; brother, David (Karen) Belschner; sister, Diane Belschner; grandchildren, Malena and Trevor Cheesebrew; mother-in-law, Dorothy Lothamer; brothers-in-law, Terry, John, Paul, and P.J....
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Tony L. Fahlsing

February 6, 2016

Tony L Fahlsing, 56, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2016 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Tony worked at Busche Enterprise. Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Dawn Fahlsing of Wawaka, IN; daughters, Ashley (Ben) Fry and Kelsey Ramirez; grandchildren Mackenzie, Dallas, Breyelle and Christian; siblings Mitch Fahlsing, Ann (Stephen) Walker, Teri McClure, Tina (Dan) Jehl and Cheryl (Larry) Erck...
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Lucille V. Lerch

February 4, 2016

Lucille V. Lerch, 89, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Culver, IN, Lucille was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church and the Rosary Sodality at St. Elizabeth. Surviving are her husband, G. Frank Lerch of Fort Wayne; sons, Jeffrey F. Lerch of Indianapolis and Thomas A. (Sandy)...
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John H. Lassen

February 4, 2016

John Lassen excelled in his career, managing restaurants and clubs from Bryan Country Club and Stone Mountain to St. Francis College and Bear Creek Farms. He was a beloved and gifted teacher at Laurel Oaks, as a youth group volunteer and in small groups at church. But what marked his life were the relationships he made along the way. As a brother, with persons he worked with, students he...
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Donald J. Ertel, Sr.

February 4, 2016

Donald J. Ertel Sr., 96, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016. Donald's primary passionate was caring for his family. Surviving are his son, Donald Ertel, II of Fort Wayne; son, Danny J. Ertel of El Salvador; and daughter, Dorothy (Robert) Bolyard of Scottsdale, AZ; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Arlene Ertel; son, Michael Ertel;...
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Alan J. Cyr, CLU, LUTCF

February 3, 2016

Alan J. Cyr, CLU, LUTCF, 68, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. Born in Waterbury, CT, Alan served both in the Marines and the Air National Guard earning a rank of Staff Sergeant. He founded Cyr and Cyr Insurance Services and worked in the financial services industry from 1967 until his passing. He was a member of National Association of Insurance...
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Willard L. McCoy

November 12, 1919 - February 3, 2016

Willard L. McCoy, 96, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born on November 12, 1919 in Howard County, IN, he was the son of Charles T and Katie (Johnson) McCoy. He was the last of eleven siblings to survive. Willard was a graduate of International Business College in Fort Wayne. He was a veteran of WW II and attained the rank of Lt. Colonel...
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Edward F. (Ed) Ruppel

February 3, 2016

Edward F. "Ed" Ruppel, 71, died on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from pancreatic cancer. Ed was most recently an Associate Professor of Business at Indiana Tech, capping a 38 years career in technology management and decades as an adjunct instructor at various colleges. He held jobs from the age of 11 and obtained his BS and MBA degrees in evening college while working full-time to support his...
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Gloria J. Whittaker

February 2, 2016

Gloria J. Whittaker, 83, of Woodburn passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Gloria worked with Magnavox for 17 years. Surviving are her grandchildren, Kristopher Brendel of Fort Wayne; granddaughter, Kanayah Rabbitt of Toledo, OH; and her companion for 30 years, Pascal W. Barnes of Woodburn, IN. Gloria was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Goff; and her parents. Memorials...
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Evelyn J. DeYoung

February 2, 2016

Evelyn J. DeYoung, 96, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Evelyn was a devoted and loving mother, and aunt. Surviving are her daughter, Sheri Mutch of Fort Wayne; siblings Harold (Ellen) Igney of Fort Wayne, Audis "Al" Igney of Auburn, Doyle (Rheta) Igney of Kendallville, Beverly Shreiner of Charlotte, NC, and many nieces and nephews. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Asal and...
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Kathleen Sue (Strait) Hagerman

February 1, 2016

Kathleen Sue (Strait) Hagerman, Age 67, passed away in Fort Wayne Indiana on February 1, 2016. She was born to the late Lawrence and Virginia Strait on August 31, 1948. Kathleen attended Central Catholic High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana; she went on to receive a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from St. Francis University, Fort Wayne and a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of...
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Clarence E. (Red) Smith

July 8, 1929 - February 1, 2016

We mourn the loss of Clarence E. "Red" Smith (86), who passed away Monday February 1, 2016 at Parkview in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is survived by Carol Smith, his wife of 66 years, children Craig Smith, Janice Derek (Bob), Randy Smith, and Bradley Smith (Jennifer), grandchildren Justin and Sarah Bastress. Red was preceded in death by daughter Carla Smith. Red worked in the automotive industry in...
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Ralph (Mike) W. Huhn

February 1, 2016

Ralph "Mike" W. Huhn, 89, passed away Monday, February 1, 2016, in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Mike worked as a facility tester with GTE for 43 years, retiring in 1986. Mike served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during WWII. Surviving are his nieces and nephews. Mike was preceded in death his parents, August and Thersa Huhn; 3 sisters and 1 brother. Memorials may be made...
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Mabel Cappa

February 1, 2016

Mabel Cappa, 96, passed away Monday, February 1, 2016 at Lutheran Life Villages at Pine Valley in Fort Wayne. Born in Thurber, TX, Mabel worked as a Record Labeler with Columbia Records for 20 years. She loved spending time with her family. Surviving are her son, Rich (Deborah) Cappa of Lafayette, IN; daughters, Paulette Morgan of Lake Orion, MI, Bernadette (Larry) Londini of Roanoke, IN, ...
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Maryon Weaver Schueler

February 1, 2016

Maryon Weaver Schueler, 91, passed away Monday, February 1, 2016 at home. Surviving are her husband, Warren Schueler; sons, Richard Weaver; Stephen Weaver; and Jeffrey (Laura) Weaver; daughters, Kathleen (Daniel) Wedler; and Kristeen (Michael) English; step-sons, Roderick Schueler; and Mitchell (Catherine) Schueler; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Maryon was preceded in death...
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Dorothy A. Witte

February 1, 2016

Dorothy A. Witte, 89, passed away Monday, February 1, 2016 in Fort Wayne. She is survived by her husband Roland G., son Robert (Roseann) McConnell, daughters, Debra (Doug) DeGroff, Julia (Darrell) Kimrey, eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband Robert C. McConnell Sr., infant daughter Gayle Jannette McConnell, brothers Ned, Willard,...
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Clinton Doctor

January 31, 2016

Clinton Doctor , 93, passed away January 31, 2016. Surviving are his children, Allan (Carol) Doctor; Sharon (Alan) Thompson; Charlene (Don) Ferrell; Karen Koons; Arlene O'Keefe; 13 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren; sisters, Doris Rathert; and Julia (Ed) Shulz. Clinton was preceded in death by his parents, Karl Heinrich Oscar and Anna Lousie Doctor; wife of 66 years, Helen M....
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Robert (Bob) V. Pelkington, Sr.

January 31, 2016

Robert "Bob" V. Pelkington, Sr., 74, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Akron, OH, Bob attended St. Jude Elementary School, graduated from Central Catholic High School, and later attended Xavier University for 4 years. While at Xavier, he played basketball and still holds several records, but would never want anyone to know. Bob was the owner and operator of Pelkington...
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Mike Fry

January 30, 2016

Mike Fry, 59, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016. Mike's passion and true love was his family. He was a good and honest man that will be missed. Surviving are his wife, Mary "Angie" Fry, daughter, Bridget Fry, son, Cody Fry, mother, Karen Sue Fry all of Ft. Wayne, IN; sisters, Pam (Kenny) Arthur of Huntington, IN; Kim (Terry) Kemerley of Ft. Wayne, IN; several nieces and nephews . Mike was...
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Barbara J. McCallum

January 30, 2016

Barbara J. McCallum, 70, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Richland Center, WI, Barbara worked as a registered nurse with Monroe Hospital for 14 years. Surviving are her daughters, Jodie (Michael) Hulburt, and Julie Eichorst; 5 grandchildren, Makayla, Emily, Michael, Jennifer, and Jessica; her mother, Camilla Hernan; brothers, John (Sharon) Hernan and Jerry Hernan....
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Darrell M. Vaughn

January 29, 2016

Darrell M. Vaughn, 56, passed away Friday, January 29, 2016. Surviving are his daughter Shelby Vaughn; son Noah Vaughn; mother, Edna Vaughn; siblings, Selma (Tim) Hough, Diana (Roger Harris) Gamble, Tim (Terrie) Vaughn of Churubusco, Mike Vaughn, Pete (Patty Kelley) Vaughn; many nieces and nephews, and his beloved pets Sammy and Coco. Darrell was preceded in death by his father Larry Vaughn,...
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Le'Asia Grace Smith

January 29, 2016

Infant, Le'Asia Grace Smith, passed away January 29, 2016 in Fort Wayne. She is survived by her mother, Jasmine Bates and father, Le'Cameron Smith. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Noah Lee Cox

January 29, 2016

Noah Lee Cox, 6, passed away Friday, January 29, 2016 at Riley Hospital for Children. Noah was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on July 19, 2009 to Aaron and April Cox. Noah was always fun to be around with his fun loving, happy go lucky personality. He loved to dance, sing, play with his toy cars, and football. He enjoyed going to school, riding the school bus, and going to his therapy at the...
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James W. Evans

January 29, 2016

James W. Evans, 78, passed away at home on Friday, January 29, 2016. . Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Bonnie (Fusselman) Evans; daughter, Susan (Tim) Burton; son, Mark (Kim) Evans; grandchildren, Lauren (Tyler) Stanley, Holly (Brian Braun) Burton, Andrew, Alex, and Sydney Evans; sister, Elizabeth Bollinger and her family; and brother, Bruce (Judy) Evans. Memorials may be made to Injured...
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Vianna Ember

January 28, 2016

Vianna Ember, 64, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her children Lisa Brown, Derek (Samantha) Saylor, Charles Relyea, Jr. grandchildren, Ronnie, Vern, Shaly Ann, Woody , Andrew, Kyra, Owen, Bane, Arya Ann, great grandchildren, Jackson, Osiris, Elaina, siblings, Ronald Evans, Hayward Ember, Paula Ember. Vianna was preceded in death by her...
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Maria M. Bejarano

January 28, 2016

Maria M. Bejarano, 94, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in San Fernando, Mexico, Maria worked with Sand Point Greenhouse for over 35 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Maria was an avid gardener, and enjoyed flowers and plants, along with watching birds, and being with her cats. She loved to cook for her family especially preparing her mole or...
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Shirley A. Moser

January 28, 2016

Shirley A. Moser, 83, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Swiss Village in Berne. She was born on September 21, 1932 in Bluffton, Indiana. . Surviving are her son, Michael Moser of Myrtle Beach, SC; grandchildren, Brittney, Chase, and Elyse Moser; son-in-law, Dennis Merica of Fort Wayne, and several nieces and nephews. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, George and Edna Malcom,...
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Katherine (Kay) DeWald (Wise) Bail

January 27, 2016

Katherine "Kay" DeWald (Wise) Bail, age 96, a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana and a resident of the Chicago area since 2008, died on January 27, 2016 at the Sunrise at Fountain Square Senior Living facility in Lombard, Illinois as a result of respiratory failure. Kay was born in Fort Wayne on February 27, 1919 and was the daughter of Guy F. Wise and Clara DeWald Wise. She was a graduate of Saint...
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Earl E. Thompson

January 27, 2016

Earl E. Thompson , 88, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in New Athens, IL, Earl worked as a plant manager with Falstaff Brewing Company for 35 years. He was an active member at St. Jude Catholic Church for 50 years where he stayed involved with many church programs. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus. Earl served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy....
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Ruth Haut

January 27, 2016

Ruth Haut, 88, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016 in Fort Wayne, IN. Surviving are her son, Mark (Kathryn) Haut; and son, Richard (Susan) Haut; 4 grandchildren, Tiffin Dalton; Brock Haut; Kelly Haut; and Drew Haut; 5 great-grandchildren, Madelyn; Shawn; Gavin; Mia; and Cecely; and her sister, Doris Hawkins. Graveside services are 2:00 pm, Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Floral Gardens...
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Mary Alice Gatton

January 27, 2016

Mary Alice Gatton, 96, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016. She liked to play cards and bridge with family and friends. Surviving are her son, G. Richard (Judy) Gatton of Fort Wayne, daughters, Judith (Dennis) Werling of Lakeland, FL, and Kathy (Richard) Burd of Fort Wayne. 8 grandchildren 11 great-grandchildren . Mary was preceded in death by her Husband George Gatton, Parents John B....
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Theodore (Ted) C. Despos

January 27, 2016

Theodore "Ted" C. Despos, 74, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Ted graduated from South Side High School and attended Indiana University. Later he worked as a Stock Broker before taking over the family business, Despos Tailoring. He owned and operated the store for 35 years until selling the business in 2002. He was a...
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Harvey Parker

January 27, 2016

Harvey Parker, 79, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Pemberton, WV, Harvey served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force for 25 years. Later he worked as a Quality Control Manager with Magnavox for 25 years, and most recently he worked with the American Red Cross for 8 years. Harvey was a member of Zion Lutheran Church where he served as an usher. Surviving...
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Diane L. (Runge) Finch, DVM

November 20, 1960 - January 26, 2016

Diane L. (Runge) Finch DVM, 55, of Fort Wayne died on January 26, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital surrounded by her family. Born on November 20, 1960, Diane was the daughter of Robert H. and Helen A. (Hartsough) Runge of Fort Wayne. She attended St. Joseph's and Southwest Allen County schools, graduating from Homestead High School in 1978. An avid horsewoman, Diane began a professional career...
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Rebecca A. Lee

January 26, 2016

Rebecca A. Lee, 71, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Rebecca was a graduate of Elmhurst High School, Class of 1963 and worked at Magnavox for 10 years, retiring in 2003. She was a member of St. Joseph United Methodist Church and Martha's Circle at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. She enjoyed traveling. Surviving are...
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Timothy H. Estep

January 26, 2016

Timothy H. Estep, 52, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Surviving are his mother, Eleanor Estep of Fort Wayne; brother, Eugene (Becky) Estep of Independence, MO; and nephews, Jaggar Estep and Ashton Reiser. Timothy was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jose R. and Andrea Mendez. Services to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials are given to the Police...
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Gwendolyn J. Kaag

January 26, 2016

Gwendolyn J. Kaag , 94, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Sage Bluff Nursing and Rehab in Fort Wayne. Born in Kokomo, IN, Gwendolyn was a graduate of South side High School in Ft. Wayne, IN. She is survived by her son. Preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Mary L. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue.
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Joan M. Kohrman

January 26, 2016

Joan M. Kohrman, 78, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Steubenville, OH, Joan was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Joan's passion in life was to take care and be with her family. She also enjoyed watching sports, and playing cards with her 500 card club. She was past member of Most Precious Blood Catholic Church along with serving on...
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Phyllis J. Wunderlich

January 25, 2016

Phyllis J. Wunderlich, 87 years of age of Fort Myers Beach, FL passed away on January 25, 2016. Phyllis is survived by two sons, Steven S. Wunderlich (Kris) and David L. Wunderlich (Paula), daughter-in-law Susan Wunderlich (Richard Wunderlich Jr.); nine grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Phyllis was also, preceded in death by her son, Richard T. Wunderlich...
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Kenneth M. Haughey

January 25, 2016

Kenneth M. Haughey, 95, passed away Monday, January 25, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Bloomington, IL, Kenneth was the owner of Hickman and Clark, Inc where he worked for 42 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, the Fort Wayne Elks, the Elks Golf Club, and was the past president of Glenwood Park Commons Association. Kenneth proudly served his country as a member...
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Caroline F. Hille

January 25, 2016

Caroline F. Hille, 85, passed away Monday, January 25, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Caroline was a 1948 graduate of Central High School. Later she worked as a Key Punch Operator with North American Van Lines for many years. She enjoyed gardening, watching horse races and crime shows, and loved her kitties. Surviving are her husband, Jerome Hille; daughter,...
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Sandra Sue Caywood

January 25, 2016

Sandra Sue Caywood , 76, passed away January 25, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Rd.
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Terry Michael VanDorn

January 25, 2016

Terry Michael VanDorn, 65, passed away January 25, 2016. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. Surviving are his daughters, Deanna (Tony) Stawisynski of Orlando, FL; and Dana Peterson of Fort Wayne; son, Dominic (Brook) VanDorn of Farwell, MI; 10 grandchildren; siblings, Jeanie; Gary; and Beth; and his ex-wife, Marcia VanDorn of Clare, MI. Terry was preceded in...
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Shirley I. (Butler) O'Hara

January 24, 2016

Shirley I. (Butler) O'Hara, 85, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne. Born in Washington, IN, Shirley was a Fashion Consultant with Susan's, Younique, Eye for Clothes, and Worthington's for many years. She was an active member of First Wayne Street United Methodist Church for over 50 years and past President of Northrop High School PTA. She enjoyed going to...
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Sandra K. Carter

January 24, 2016

Sandra K. Carter, 71, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Marion, IN, Sandra worked as a Realtor for 8 years, retiring in 1999. She enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing bingo. Surviving are her husband, Thomas P. Carter of Fort Wayne, IN; children Danny R. (Camilla) Carter, Nicholas (Jessica) Carter both of Fort Wayne, Bobbette ...
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Barbara E. Vaughn

January 24, 2016

Barbara E. Vaughn, 89, went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Kingston Care Center. Born in Battle Creek, MI, Barbara worked at Magnavox for several years before becoming the head of housekeeping at Sheridan Hotels. She then worked at National Plastics where she worked until retirement. She was a member of the American Legion, and UAW Local 2357. Barbara enjoyed...
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Helen Lee Waechter

January 24, 2016

Helen Lee Waechter, 91, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016, in Fort Wayne at Parkview Regional Medical Center under hospice care. Surviving are her daughters Stephanie L. (Robert) Hemsoth, Deborah C. (Donald) Scott and Michele R. (Linc) Jackman; 6 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; brother M. Richard (Mary) Lee. Memorials may be made to the St. Jude's...
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Trifon Joseph (Steve) Bickis

January 23, 2016

Trifon Joseph "Steve" Bickis, 91, joined his beloved wife Wilma in dance on Saturday, January 23, 2016 surrounded by his family. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Steve was a World War II veteran serving in the Navy and Merchant Marines. Steve then became a City of Fort Wayne Firefighter where he served his community for 22 years, retiring in 1978. Following retirement he took his love for plants and...
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Joseph F. Raupfer

February 12, 1924 - January 23, 2016

Joseph F. Raupfer, 91, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born February 12, 1924 in Omaha, NE, Joseph moved to Fort Wayne in 1931. He enlisted in the U S Navy during WW II and served in both Atlantic and Pacific Theaters as a machinist mate 1st class. He graduated from the G E apprentice program and worked as a Methods & Equip.Planner with General...
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Betty Sue Woods

November 18, 1933 - January 22, 2016

Betty Sue Woods, 82, passed away Friday, January 22, 2016 at The Riviera in Holly Hill, FL. Born November 18, 1933 in Dorton, KY, Betty was a Telephone Operator for 33 years, retiring from Verizon Communications. Betty was also a Shaklee Sales Leader for over 20 years. She was an active member of Shoaff Park Baptist Church. Betty loved to bake and share her talent for baking with everyone...
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Kevin R. Rowden

January 22, 2016

Kevin R. Rowden, 67, passed away Friday, January 22, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Iowa City, IA, Kevin worked as a Firefighter with FWFD for 25 years, retiring in 1996. Surviving are his mother, Mildred Rowden; daughter, Heather Rowden of FTW, IN; brother, Stephen (Cindy) Rowden of Lambertville, MI; Susan (Phil) Younger of Wautoma, WI; grandchildren, Olivia (Johnathan Niemeyer) Rowden, Victoria...
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Nancy L. (Cayot) Tegtmeyer

January 22, 2016

Nancy L. (Cayot) Tegtmeyer, a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, was born on June 19, 1942 and passed away on Friday, January 22, 2016, at Parkview Hospital Randallia surrounded by her loving family. She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School in 1960 and married the love of her life, Robert L. Tegtmeyer, in 1961. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great...
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Donald Paul Kuehner

January 22, 2016

Donald Paul Kuehner, 67, passed away Friday, January 22, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Donald was a Construction Worker with Harold McComb & Sons for over 20 years, retiring in 1990. Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Marie Kuehner; daughter, Patricia Marie Kuehner; and son, Michael Paul Kuehner; grandchildren, Michael Paul Jr. and Kayla Marie Kuehner, and Bobbie, Destiny, and Devon...
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Dora (Jeane) Ceccanese

January 16, 1934 - January 22, 2016

Dora "Jeane" Ceccanese, 82, passed away peacefully at Lutheran Hospital after a short illness. She was born in Osceola, Ark January 16, 1934. She moved to Fort Wayne in 1951 and married Simone (Sam) Ceccanese Jr. December 24, 1958. She owned Jeane's Resale Shop for 25 years; she loved collecting antiques and also was a waitress in her early career. She loved to play bingo, lottery, and gambling,...
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Colleen M. Myers

January 21, 2016

Colleen M Myers, 56, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2016 at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Colleen worked as a pharmaceutical sales rep with Bristol Myers-Squibb. She enjoyed traveling, baseball games and concerts. Surviving are her husband David Myers; mother, Helen Doyle of Fort Wayne, IN; sisters, Maureen Bryan of San Diego, CA and Patrice ...
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Carolyn Allen

January 21, 2016

Carolyn Allen, 67, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2016. Surviving are her mother, Maxine Drusch of MO; sons, Scott (Missi) Allen of Fort Wayne and Robert Allen of St Louis, MO; granddaughter, Piper Farmer; brothers, Wayne (Virginia) Drusch; sister, Barbara (Dale) Medeiros; 2 nieces; and 2 nephews. Memorial Service is at 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 30, 2016 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park...
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Carolyn Allen

January 21, 2016

Carolyn Allen , 67, passed away January 21, 2016. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Roger D. Wright

June 7, 1942 - January 21, 2016

Roger D. Wright, 73, went to be with his heavenly Father, Thursday, January 21, 2016 at home. Born in Chicago, IL, June 7, 1942 to Robert D and Lila M Mathison Wright. He moved with his family to Streator Illinois in 1949 and graduated from Streator High School in 1960. Roger married his high school sweetheart Judith Brems and moved to Fort Wayne in 1961. Roger attended Indiana Institute of...
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Jean Van Anda

January 20, 2016

Jean Van Anda, 87, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016. Surviving are her son, Dan (Jo) Van Anda; son, Steve VanAnda; daughter, Debra Richardville; 3 grandchildren, Shawn Richardville, Nicole Houser and Brooke (Ryan) Casey; great-granddaughter, Emma Houser; sister, Nancy (Chuck) Baechler; brother, Roger (Diane) Grim; Gary (Linda) Grim. Jean was preceded in death by husband, Arthur...
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Warren Norman Wilbert

February 23, 1927 - January 20, 2016

Dr. Warren Norman Wilbert, 88, of Fort Wayne, IN, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at Harbour Assisted Living, Fort Wayne. Born on February 23, 1927, in Kohler, WI, he was the son of the late Norman and Elizabeth (Born) Wilbert. Warren was raised in Kohler, WI, and attended Kohler Public Schools; Concordia Lutheran Prep School (now CUW), Milwaukee, WI; Concordia Seminary, St....
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Gary Mickelson

January 20, 1941 - January 19, 2016

Gary Mickelson, 74, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Springfield Regional Medical Center in Springfield, Ohio surrounded by his family. Gary was born January 20, 1941 in Warsaw, Indiana. Gary served our country in the Army National Guard. He worked with International Harvester for 46 years before retiring in 2007. He was a member of the UAW. Gary had a special ear and love for music....
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Jim G. Todd

January 18, 2016

Jim G. Todd , 73, passed away January 18, 2016. He was a lifetime resident of Ft. Wayne and graduated from Central HS in 1960. Surviving are his wife, Linda K. Todd; children Jerry (Chrissy) Todd, Toni (Dean) Behrends, Sean Todd, sisters, Barbara (Doyle) Smith, Linda (Dean) Bickel, Sue (Michael) Betts , Joyce (Steven) Otis, Debbie (Thomas) Hendrick, brother John (Lisa Silvey) Winebrenner,14...
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Amanda (Ami) R. Garbacz

January 18, 2016

Amanda "Ami" R. Garbacz, 42, passed away January 18, 2016. Surviving are her husband, Jake Garbacz; children: Keira Thammavong and Michael Gilmore; granddaughter, Alice Becker; all of Fort Wayne; mother, Norma (Rich) D'Angelo of Lakeville, IN; brother, Rob Rice; and sisters, Meredith (Alex) Peyser of Germany and Shelly (Randy) Bledsoe of Fort Wayne. Ami was preceded in death by her infant son,...
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Cora E. Sarazen

January 18, 2016

Cora E Sarazen, 72, passed away Monday, January 18, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Cora worked as a cashier with E H Tepes for 22 years and also worked at Fort Wayne National Bank and Walgreens. She enjoyed bowling, swimming, volleyball and gambling and was a wonderful cook. Surviving are her husband, Joseph D Sarazen; daughter, Tricia D Sarazen both of Fort Wayne, IN;...
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Vanda Dale Stirn

March 11, 1914 - January 18, 2016

Vanda Dale Stirn passed away January 18, 2016, in Fort Wayne, IN surrounded by her loving family. She was born to Pearl H. and Mary Jane Taylor of Paulding County Ohio on March 11, 1914. She graduated from high school in 1933 and graduated from the University of Cosmetology in Fort Wayne in 1937. She was married to Cleo E. "Jim" Stirn for 53 years until his passing in 1990. She was a member of ...
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Elsie M. Malcolm

January 18, 2016

Elsie M. Malcolm, 90, passed away Monday, January 18, 2016 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Marquette, MI, Elsie was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who enjoyed traveling and camping in the past. Surviving are her sons, Kevin Malcolm of Fort Wayne and Robert (Laura) Malcolm II of Canton, MI; grandchildren: Andrew (Kelly Sortino), Douglas, Daniel,...
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Patricia Anne (Pat) Doerr

January 18, 2016

Patricia Anne "Pat" Doerr, 74, passed away Monday, January 18, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Detroit, MI, Pat was a teacher with FWCS for 37 years. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and Choir, as well as serving as a past Deacon. She was also a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma sorority. Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Robert Doerr of Fort Wayne; son, Tim ...
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Michael H. Holly

January 18, 2016

Michael H. Holly, 79, passed away Monday, January 18, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Michael was a U S Army veteran and worked as the Director of Enforcement with Allen County Board of Health for 21 years, retiring in 1983 and later, worked for the U S Census Bureau retiring in 2014. He was a member of St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Knights...
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Marilynne V. (Tobias McComb) Topolewski

January 17, 2016

Marilynne V. (Tobias McComb) Topolewski, 85, passed away January 17, 2016. Surviving are daughters, Carolynne (Dave Langdon) McComb; Kristine (Wes) Bradley; Cheryl (Doug) Potter; April (Robert) Anderson; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; the father of her children, Glenn McComb; and her sister, Lois Jeanne (Bill) Walker. Marilynne was preceded in death by her husbands, Alexander...
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Ellen Camp Gingrich

January 17, 2016

Rev. Ellen Camp Gingrich, 88, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016, at Signature Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Ypsilanti, MI, Ellen earned her BS from Michigan State University in secondary education, her associates degree to be a RN from Purdue University, and later became consecrated as a Diaconal United Methodist Minister in the 1980's. She served as an associate pastor at Crescent...
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Tony C. Fahling

January 16, 2016

Tony C Fahling, 61, passed away January 16, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital. Arrangements by Mungovan and Sons Memorial Chapel, 2114 S. Calhoun Street.
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Ralph E. Heiser

January 16, 2016

Ralph E. Heiser, 84, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016 at DeKalb Health in Auburn. Born in Hoagland, IN, Ralph enlisted in the Army on June 28, 1948 during the Korean War. For his service he received the Purple Heart, 3 Bronze Stars, and numerous other recognitions. He was a member of the American Legion Post 97, Legion Riders Chapter 97, VFW, DAV, and was a past Master of the Concord...
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Mabel (Michalke) Trimble

January 16, 2016

Mabel (Michalke) Trimble, died Saturday, January 16, 2016. Surviving are her daughters, Sallie (Chuck) Trimble of Fort Wayne and Linda (Tom) Eviston of Thousand Oaks, CA; 3 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren 4 step-great grandchildren; sister, Helen Killian of Lafayette, IN and 2 nephews. There are no public calling hours. Preferred memorials may be made to the National...
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Margaret M. Nardi

January 16, 2016

Margaret M. Nardi, 93, died Saturday, January 16, 2016 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughters, Marianne (Patrick) Dunne; and Geraldine (Joseph) Schissler; 5 grandchildren, Gerri (Jim) Fernandez; Brian Dunne of Toledo, OH; Jeanine (Diego) Velasquez; Laura Macejak; and Sarah Schissler; 10 great-grandchildren, Greg, Eric, Rebecca, and Jake Fernandez;...
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James V. Tinsley

January 15, 2016

James V. Tinsley , 60, passed away January 15, 2016 at his home. Arrangements by Mungovan and Sons Memorial Chapel, 2114 S. Calhoun Street Fort Wayne, IN.
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Sharon L. Grabill

January 15, 2016

Sharon L. Grabill, 63, passed away Friday, January 15, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Allen Grabill of Fort Wayne; daughters, Heather Click of Decatur, IN; Chris Ammon of Fort Wayne; and Jennifer (Tim) Pliett of New Haven, IN; 5 grandchildren; siblings, Carol (Rick) Lewis of Wolf Lake, IN; Vickey (Rick) Carr of Orland, IN; Bill (Brenda) Conn of Roanoke, IN; Gloria Goings...
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Shawn McCue

January 14, 2016

Mrs. Shawn McCue, 43, passed away January 14, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital. Arrangements by Mungovan & Sons Funeral Home, 2114 S. Calhoun St.
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Carly Megan Gupta

January 14, 2016

Carly Megan Gupta, 37, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 14, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, Carly graduated from Heritage High School, and obtained her Licensed Practical Nursing degree. Carly worked at Parkview Hospital and Kingston Care Center as well as several extended care facilities in Fort Wayne. She was a passionate advocate for her patients and a joyful and loving wife, mother,...
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Ruth Marie Suzanna Plummer

January 14, 2016

Ruth Marie Suzanna Plummer, 95, passed peacefully in the presence of her loved ones on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Renaissance Village in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son James Wesley Plummer; daughter, Janet Louise Brodie of Marietta; grandchildren Christopher Ryan (Jennifer) Brodie, Shawna Marie(Chris) Brodie-Butson, and Nicole Suzanne (Brad) Norman; five great-grandchildren, Alex, Aidan...
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Carter Reigle Fleck

January 14, 2016

Carter Reigle Fleck, 17, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016 surrounded by his family after his battle with cancer. Carter was a Junior at Homestead High School. He loved playing video and computer games with his brother and friends. He was interested in the newest technology and loved learning about it. He also enjoyed trap shooting, wrestling, reading, history, and architecture. ...
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Carol J. Van Horn

January 14, 2016

Carol J. Van Horn, 84, passed away surrounded by her family on Thursday, January 14, 2016. She was a loving mother, a best friend, and a lifelong inspiration. Born in Fort Wayne, Carol was a 1950 graduate of North Side High School and married Richard Van Horn in 1953. They had 4 children, Michael, Joseph, Christine, and Julie; and 6 grandchildren. Carol was preceded in death by her husband,...
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David Howard Silvis

January 14, 2016

David Howard Silvis, 78, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA, David worked in sales his entire life retiring from LH Carbide in 2000. He was a member of Emmanuel Community Church. David will be remembered for his big heart and giving nature to his church and community. He had a special love for his family, especially his grandchildren. ...
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Barbara J. Stevens

January 14, 2016

Barbara J. Stevens, 75, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Elk City, OK, Barbara was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Surviving are her daughters, Drusilla M. (Rod) Cox and Donnita J. (Keith) Bernard; son, James L. Stevens; grandchildren: Justin, Jason (Christina), and Paige; great-grandson, Ayden; and half...
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Steven L. Short

January 13, 2016

Steven L. Short, 57, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Upper Peninsula Health Systems in Marquette. Born in Wauseon, OH, Steven graduated from Leo High School in 1977. He was the President of Short Insurance Associates for 35 years, He was a member of Grabill Missionary Church,Fort Wayne Corvette Club, Potawatomi Snowmobile Club and the Three Rivers Harley Davidson Club. Surviving are...
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Esther E. Verhaegen-Zern

January 13, 2016

Esther E. Verhaegen-Zern was received into the loving arms of the Lord January 13,2016. She is survived by her children, Stan ( Emma) Verhaegen, Linda (Carl) Boneff and Judy (John) Harper, Step children, Greg (Brenda) Zern, and Theresa Martone. Brother Roy (Sharon) Pepple , Sister Sandy (Gerry) Charvat, Sister-in-law, Ann Pepple and brother in law Phillip Bitzer. 6 grandchildren, 8 great...
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Steven K. McAllister

January 13, 2016

Steven K. McAllister, 59, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Watervliet, MI, Steven worked as a police officer with the Allen County Police Department for 23 years. He also served as the Chief for Adams 2 Volunteer Fire Department and also worked as a paramedic for the same department. He was a member of First Seventh-day Adventist Church. Surviving are his...
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Paul H. Miller

October 3, 1916 - January 13, 2016

Fr. Paul H. Miller , 99, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. He was born in Huntington, In October 3, 1916 to the late Ira O. and Mary (McNulty) Miller. He was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Legion of Mary; Knights of Columbus and served on the Diocesan Liturgical Committee. He attended St. Mary School in...
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John R. Inman

January 12, 2016

John R. Inman, 67, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016 in Fort Wayne, IN. Born in Waukegan, IL, John resided most of his life in Zion, IL. He worked in underground construction with J.R. Myers for over 20 years. He enjoyed his summers in Silver Lake where he met his wife, Virginia. He was an avid bike rider, loved boating, and driving his Jeep over the dunes. Surviving are his wife,...
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Debbie K. Rohyans

January 12, 2016

Debbie K. Rohyans , 57, passed away January 12, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Private family services were held. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Rd.
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Jerre Francis Harding, Jr.

January 12, 2016

Jerre Francis Harding, Jr., 43, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Surviving are his parents, Jerre F. Sr. and Susan Harding of Fort Wayne; sons, Marion Richard Harding of Fort Wayne and Jeremiah Harding of Grabill; daughter, Abigail Harding of Grabill; and sister, Linda Stuckey of Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Lawrence Schnurr to assist with funeral expenses.
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Dennis L. Nickerson

January 12, 2016

Dennis Lester Nickerson, 73, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in St. Louis , MO, Dennis graduated from Parks College, a school of St. Louis University where he completed his Bachelor's degree. He worked as an accountant with General Motors for 35 years, retiring in 1999. Dennis proudly served his country as a member of the National Guard. He was a member of St....
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Jim Hurley

January 11, 2016

Jim Hurley, 48, passed away Monday, January 11, 2016 in Grabill. Born in Cincinnati, OH, Jim worked at BF Goodrich. He leaves behind his sisters, Mary (Jason) Wiard of Fort Wayne; and Marsha Sandusky of Fort Wayne; and many nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, James and Kathryn Hurley; brother Richard Engle; and sister Marlene Fulnecky.
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Leo E. Roy

January 11, 2016

Leo E. Roy, 85, passed away Monday, January 11, 2016 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Leo was a Korean Era Navy Veteran. He was a manager with White Swan for over 30 years before retiring. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and their Men's Club. Leo enjoyed fishing as well as attending all of his grandchildren's sporting events. His favorite...
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Patsy A. Beam

January 11, 2016

Patsy A. Beam, 71, passed away Monday, January 11, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Boaz, AL, Patsy worked as a Server with Halls Gas House for 47 years. She was a member of the Eagles Auxillary, #3164 and enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening. Surviving are her sons, Gary Lee (Stacey) Beam and Scottie Beam both of Fort Wayne, IN and Thomas "Jeff" (Kim) Beam of...
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Brendan A. Rody

January 10, 2016

Brendan A. Rody, 25, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Brendan loved football and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines fan. He also enjoyed the family camping trips, fishing, cooking, and music. Surviving are his daughter, Makenzee Rody; father, Matthew (Norma) Rody of Fort Wayne, mother, Shawna (Manny) Lopez of...
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Nancy L. Lemon

October 27, 1940 - January 10, 2016

Nancy L. Lemon, 75, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016 at Select Specialty Hospital of Fort Wayne. Born in Logan, OH, Nancy worked as a kindergarten teacher with FWCS for 31 years, retiring in 1998. She was a member of Emmanuel Community Church. Nancy cherished time with her family, loved her grandchildren, and enjoyed spending time with friends. Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Jack L....
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Cain Thomas Franklin

January 10, 2016

Infant Cain Thomas Franklin ,passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016. He is survived by his parents Joseph Michael and Jessica Lynn Franklin; sister, Tessa; brother, Benjamin, grandparents, Mike and Cathie Franklin; Bob and Lori Mapes; great-grandmother, Judy Mapes; great-grandfather, Larry Romanowski; uncle, Zach (Becky) Mapes; aunts, Michele (Steve) Tuoto; Melissa (Tony) Philebaum.
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Walter W. Fink

October 5, 1927 - January 10, 2016

Walter W. Fink, 88, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2016, the First Sunday after Epiphany. Born on a farm in Marshall County, Kansas on October 5, 1927, he was confirmed in his Christian faith on Palm Sunday of 1942. He served his country in the U.S. Army, and was married to his wife of 61 years, Eunice, in Navasota, TX in 1954 by her father, the Rev. Paul. W. Ludwig, Sr. In 1964 he moved...
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Patricia A. Warnock

January 10, 2016

Patricia A. Warnock, 86, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016 at Ossian Health Care in Ossian. Born in Richmond, IN, Surviving are daughter, Marcy Malloris of Fort Wayne, IN; sons, Steven Malloris of Fort Wayne, IN and Gregory A. Warnock of Fort Defiance, VA; 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents Clemet S. and G. Mildred Parks, husband,...
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