Celebrity Obituaries

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Cynthia Cande Vaughn

April 24, 1953 - September 23, 2017

Cynthia "Cande" Vaughn, 64, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017. Born in Winchester, Indiana, Cande was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Ellen Thomas. Cande earned her bachelors degree in human resources from Harrison College. She was the owner of Hartford City Medical Transportation for many years. Cande loved making beautiful crochet items. Her greatest joy in life was the adoption...
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Kenneth E. Stout

November 2, 1948 - September 22, 2017

Kenneth E. Stout , 68, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Kenneth graduated from South Side HS in 1966. He worked as a Truck Driver and Security officer with Several local companies before retiring. He was a member of Three Rivers Baptist Church, and the Fort Wayne Community Fishing Club. Kenneth enjoyed the outdoors and loved to...
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Nathan W Boothby

March 9, 1979 - September 22, 2017

Nathan "Nate" W. Boothby, 38, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 after a four year battle with cancer. Born in Kokomo, Indiana, Nate was the son of Jack and Ruthanne Boothby. He graduated from Western High School and earned his bachelors degree in Electrical Engineer Technology from Purdue University and his MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. He worked with Navistar for 11 years prior to...
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Thomas E. Bolton

September 22, 2017

Thomas E. Bolton, 82, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in East Chicago, IN, Thomas worked as a engineer with Inland Steel of Gary, IN. He was a member of the local Elks Club. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, bowling, and playing bridge. Surviving are his nephew, Thomas (Ann) Havens of Fort Wayne; niece, Jan (Paul) Farber of Fishers, IN; niece, Susi (Dave) Bezaire of...
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John (Johnny) Phillips Craighead III

September 21, 2017

John "Johnny" Phillips Craighead III, 27, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017. Born in Oregon, OH, Johnny worked as a machinist with Busche Industries. He loved sports and watching football. He was very intelligent, he knew a lot about politics and worldly news and cared much for our earth. He adored his sisters and his nieces. Johnny had a very giving heart and was very generous with...
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Estelle C. Widenhoefer Wick

September 20, 2017

Estelle C. Widenhoefer Wick, 93, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Crookston, MN, Estelle worked as a secretary with Lincoln Life. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 8th Grade Club, Shoaff Park golf league, where she earned her hole in one on the18th hole. Estelle was a golf enthusiast, enjoyed playing board games...
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Steven Charles Redding

September 19, 2017

Steven Charles Redding, 64, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Steven was the son of the late Forest and Jane Redding Sr. He graduated from North Side High School and was on their swim team. Steven was a dynamic salesman that would do anything for his clients. He owned Redding Grocery for many years and most recently was a car salesman with Kelley Chevrolet...
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Eileen R. (Tootie) Shuster

September 18, 2017

Eileen R. "Tootie" Shuster, 96, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 at Coventry Meadows LLC in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, April 18, 1921 to the late John and Helen Vorndran. Eileen retired from General Electric after 40 years of service. She was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and GE Elex Club. Eileen was never afraid of hard work and helped build her own home and...
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Jack V. Bridges

September 18, 2017

Jack V. Bridges, 90, passed away on September 18, 2017 at home. He was born on June 5, 1927 in Dayton, Ohio, the son of the late William and Leona Bridges. Jack served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was recalled for the Korean Conflict as a specialist in communications. His journey in the Navy took him to Northern Ireland where he met and married Annie "Fay" Bridges nee Orr. After the Korean...
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Marguerite (Calkins) Horstmeyer

September 18, 2017

Marguerite (Calkins) Horstmeyer, 93, passed away peacefully, Monday, September 18, 2017, at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. She was born October 1, 1923 in Woodburn, Indiana to the late John and Helen Calkins. She graduated from South Side High School. Following graduation she attended business school. She married the late Arnold H. Horstmeyer on March 8, 1947. Most of her career was spent...
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Laurence (Larry) W. Codding

September 17, 2017

Laurence "Larry" W. Codding, 85, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Signature Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Newark, NJ, Laurence worked as a Real Estate Investor. He was a member of John Chapman Kiwanis. Larry was a graduate of Colgate University, where he received his bachelor's degree in political science. He then served as a captain in the Marines, attended Indiana University and...
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Shawn D. Ambrose, Ph.D.

September 16, 2017

Shawn D. Ambrose, PhD, age 52, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, September 16, 2017 at La Porte Hospital in La Porte, IN. Born and raised in Rochester, PA, Shawn graduated from Rochester High School. He married Melinda LaFollette in 1990, and raised seven children with his sweetheart. He earned 9 years restaurant and retail management experience. Shawn earned a BA in Communications and...
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Bernard D. (Barney) Kimes

September 16, 2017

Bernard D. "Barney" Kimes, 96, of Fort Wayne, passed away on September 16, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. He was born March 31, 1921 in Zanesville, Ohio, the son of the late Charles L. and Viola (Hay) Kimes. He lived most of his life in Spencerville, Indiana prior to joining the Army. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII as a Staff Sergeant from 1942 to 1945 as a...
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Freda M. Shull

September 16, 2017

Freda M. Shull, 96, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Middle Point, OH, Freda worked as a clerk with International Harvester for 30 years, retiring in 1981. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Surviving are her children, Reginald (Diana) Shull, Jr. of Woodburn, IN, Cassandra Hebermehl, and Regina Hahn both of Fort Wayne; daughter-in-law, Laura Shull of...
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Therese L. (Olry) Huttsell

September 15, 2017

Therese L. Huttsell nee Olry, 91, passed away peacefully Friday, September 15, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Faith, SD, Therese worked as a administrative assistant with Orchard Ridge Country Club for 15 years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Her family and friends remember her as the most tender-hearted creation God ever made. She was an elegant, strong,...
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Frank Anthony Palermo

September 15, 2017

Fort Wayne - Beloved brother, uncle, godfather Frank Anthony Palermo, 84, of Fort Wayne, died on September 15, 2017. Mr. Palermo was born February 14, 1933, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to the late Alessandro and Venera (Vastano) Palermo. He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Palermo worked at...
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Adele M. Koontz

September 14, 2017

Adele M. Koontz, 78, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Columbia City, IN, Adele was an executive secretary for various companies and the Veterans Administration for 26 years, along with being co-owner, with her husband Robert, of the Washboard Coin Laundry for 30 years, She also worked at Meijers as a Starbucks Barista for 5 years. She was an avid reader and an...
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Janet M. Meyers

September 14, 2017

Janet M. Meyers, 83, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017 at her home in Fort Wayne. She was born in Girard, OH February 25. 1934, to the late Herbert and Agnes (McCall) Campbell, Janet graduated from Girard HS and started her career at Ohio Bell Phone Company. She was the Advertising Manager for many years at the Weekly Mail newspaper in Chardon, OH. She was a member of Concordia Lutheran...
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Laura F. Smith

September 14, 2017

Laura F. Smith, 95, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017. Born in Pinehurst, GA, Laura was the daughter of the late Major Franklin and Mary McCormick. She worked for Parkview Hospital as an Employment Manager during her 44 year career, retiring in 1999. She was a 61 year charter member of Forest Park United Methodist Church where she was active in many church groups including the Rebecca...
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Diane Kaye (Pelz) Waldrop

September 13, 2017

Diane Kaye (Pelz) Waldrop, 73, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Diane was gifted to this world by her Lord on December 26, 1943. She lived out her faithful service among the people of God at Southwest Lutheran and St. Michael Lutheran churches. The Lord strengthened her trust in His promise through Bible Study fellowship and her service in various small...
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Maxine Troutner Evans

September 13, 2017

Maxine Troutner Evans died September 13, 2017 in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born June 21, 1913 in Blue Creek Township, Adams County, Indiana to Will & Edra Dellinger, and lived to be 104 years old. Maxine was a homemaker until her children were in school. She then returned to work, eventually retiring from the Allen County Clerk's office. Maxine enjoyed dancing at the Senior Dance Club, where she...
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Shirley A. Davis

September 13, 2017

Shirley A. Davis, 82, passed away at her home on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 surrounded by her family in New Haven. Born in Fort Wayne, Shirley enjoyed serving her family as a homemaker. Surviving are her husband, Herbert Davis of New Haven; children, Stephen Davis of Fort Wayne, Scott (Angie) Davis of Leo, IN, and Kimberley (Mark) Shultz of Hoagland, IN; grandchildren, Zachary Shultz,...
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Richard T. Wiley

September 12, 2017

Richard T. Wiley, 89, peacefully passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne IN, the son of the late John and Rose Wiley. After graduating from high school, Richard proudly served with the U.S. Marine Corp. He worked in sales and engineering and retired from Whitley Products in 1990. Surviving are his wife, Jo Ellen Wiley; children Mike (Kathy) Wiley, Janet (Tom)...
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Gottfred (Fritz) Kurzweg

September 12, 2017

Gottfred "Fritz" Kurzweg, 98, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Anamoose, North Dakota, Gottfred worked as an electrician with Lockheed for 50 years. He loved music and his family. He sang bass in many quartets and musical groups. Gottfred was a devout husband and father. Surviving are his daughter, Karleen (Bob) Martin of Fort Wayne; son, Kevin...
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Stephen H. Leacock

September 11, 2017

Stephen H. Leacock , 74, passed away Monday, September 11, 2017 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in St. Paul, MN, Stephen worked as a Systems Engineer with Magnavox which later became Raytheon for 40 years. He retired from Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, AZ. Stephen served his country as a member of the US Navy. Stephen enjoyed animals, fishing, canoeing, gardening, photography, and...
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Norman R. Myers

September 11, 2017

Norman R. Myers, 71, passed away Monday, September 11, 2017. He was born in Decatur, IN on February 20, 1946, the son of the late William and E. Lucile Myers. Norman attended the Ohio State University where he graduated from with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. Norman was the owner of Myers CPA Group in Fort Wayne for over 30 years. He was very involved at the County Line Church of God and was...
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James J. (Jim) Glaser

September 11, 2017

James J. "Jim" Glaser, 78, passed away Monday, September 11, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Jim worked as a firefighter with the City of Fort Wayne for 25 years, retiring in 1988. He was a 1958 graduate of Central Catholic High School. He was a member of St. Joe Athletic Club and 20 year club member - Fort Wayne Firefighters. Jim loved to hunt, fish, golf, play cards, and cook. He...
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Andrew (Bob) Alder

September 11, 2017

Andrew "Bob" Alder, 83, passed away on September 11, 2017 at Parkview Regional Hospital. He was born on September 9, 1934 in Fort Wayne, IN, the son of the late Sara and Robert Bland, and Andrew Alder. Andrew was a graduate of Central High School. He owned Alder Landscaping and retired from International Harvester/Navistar. In his spare time he enjoyed family time, wood working, metal detecting,...
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Robert Edward Martin

September 10, 2017

Robert Edward Martin, 41, passed away at home on Sunday, September 10, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Bradenton, FL, Robert was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of New Haven. He was a blue belt in karate from the Bowles Karate Academy, an avid Pittsburgh Penguin and Notre Dame football fan. Surviving are the loves of his life; wife, Janice Martin nee Nunn of Fort Wayne; and his...
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David Wayne Bogard

September 10, 2017

David Wayne Bogard, 57, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017. Surviving are his brother, Rickie Bogard of Marion, IN; sister, Kathy Bogard of Fort Wayne, IN; niece, Crystal (Jeremy High) Reaume of Fort Wayne; and nephew and niece, Noah and Anna Reaume. David was preceded in death by mother, Guianna Bogard; father, Marvin Wayne Bogard. Service is 10:00 am, September 18, 2017 at Riverview...
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Rodger P. Rang

September 9, 2017

Rodger P. Rang, 59, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Rodger was a graduate of Bishop Luers High School and later completed his Bachelor of Science Degree from IPFW. He spent his entire career as a Medical Technologist in the laboratory at Lutheran Hospital. An avid birder, Rodger could often be found at Eagle Marsh or Fox Island, binoculars up, looking...
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Demaris (Dee) L. Schebig

September 9, 2017

Demaris "Dee" L. Schebig, 96, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in North Webster, IN, Dee was a professional hairdresser for many years. She was proud to be a WWII Veteran. During WWII she was a chauffeur for the four star general, General White. She was a member of Grace Point Church of the Nazarene and was a prayer warrior and strong in her faith. She was also a member...
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Doris V. (Cummins) Emenhiser

September 9, 2017

Doris V. (Cummins) Emenhiser , 92, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Montpelier, OH, January 8 1925 to the late Carson N. and Flossie P. Cummins. Doris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and crafts and spending her winters in Naples, FL. Doris was a former member of ST.Luke Lutheran...
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Mary Louise Thomas

September 8, 2017

Mary Louise Thomas, 92, passed away at Parkview Hospital Randallia on Friday, September 8, 2017. She was born on November 6, 1924, in Richmond, Indiana to the late Harvey and Vera (Fields) Green. She married James "Otis" Thomas on November 26, 1965. She went to school in Richmond, Indiana. Mary was a member of the Women's Bowling Association, and bowled until the age of 90. She loved...
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Mark Richard Roberts

September 8, 2017

Mark Richard Roberts, 65, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, August 29, 1952 to the late Francis and Rita Roberts. Mark graduated from Bishop Luers HS in 1971. He was owner of Robco Engineering and Rubber Products of Columbia City. Mark was a generous and compassionate man that loved his family, and would lend a hand...
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Monica L. Fair

September 7, 2017

Monica L. Fair, 62, passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, Monica was the daughter of Dorrell Millican who survives and the late Katie Millican. Monica was a surgical and lab tech with Parkview Hospital for 31 years prior to her retirement. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Monica simply put was a lover of life. She enjoyed cross stitch, horseback...
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Kaplanis

September 8, 1936 - September 6, 2017

Evangeli Kaplanis, 80, of Fort Wayne, passed away on September 6, 2017. Born on September 8, 1936, in Itea, Greece, and immigrated to Fort Wayne in 1966 with her family, she was a daughter of the late Triandafilos and Flora Panou. She was a homemaker and housewife who loved to cook both Greek and traditional cuisine. She was the mother of three children and nine grandchildren and lived her life...
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Patricia (Meiners) Knight

September 6, 2017

Patricia (Meiners) Knight, 89, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, after a long and courageous struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. Pat was a 1945 graduate of Central Catholic High School, where she excelled in English and won a national poetry award. Other schools Pat attended were Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, and St. Joseph's Academy in Tipton. She was...
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Stephen Charles Royer

September 6, 2017

Stephen Charles Royer , 65, passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Born in Kenton, Ohio on December 6, 1951, Stephen was the son of the late Paul and Virginia Royer. He worked with Manchester Metals LLC for 20 years prior to his retirement. Stephen was a loving husband, dad, and grandpa to his family. He was an avid NASCAR, Dallas Cowboy, and Willie Nelson fan. He was a very active in his...
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Thanongsack (Johnny) Phomsoupha

September 6, 2017

Thanongsack "Johnny" Phomsoupha, 36, passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Johnny worked as a tire builder with BF Goodrich. He was a very intelligent man with a great sense of humor, He was always wanting to make others smile. Johnny enjoyed racing cars, was an avid Honda owner. loved his salt water fish tank and apple...
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Debra Recchia

September 5, 2017

Debra Recchia, 57, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Debra worked as an LPN for 33 years. Surviving are her spouse, Michele Recchia of Wilmington, DE; daughters, Shauneille Fordham and Crystal Nelson both of Fort Wayne; son, Randall (Danielle) Tubbs of Fort Wayne; father, Roosevelt Tubbs, Sr. of Fort Wayne; mother, Marjorie Tubbs of Fort Wayne; sisters, Denise (Frederick...
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Jeffrey Allen Richardson

September 5, 2017

Jeffrey Allen Richardson, 45, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at his home in Fort Wayne, IN. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, Jeffrey worked as a roofer for various companies in the community. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, enjoyed fishing and will be remembered for his great sense of humor. Surviving are his daughter Faith Richardson, mother, Margaret Joan...
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Thomas (Bogie) E. Bogenschutz

September 5, 2017

Thomas "Bogie" E. Bogenschutz, 92, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Thomas was a 1943 graduate of Central Catholic High School. He worked for Fruehauf Trailer Corp for 39 years, retiring in 1985. Thomas proudly served his country as a member of Army Air Corp during World War II in the China, Burma, and India theater of operations and also served in the...
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Willard (Jeff) Potts

September 5, 2017

Willard "Jeff" Potts, 64, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 after a brave and courageous battle with ALS. Jeff made a career of selling cars spanning over 30 years. He was passionate about his family, baseball, bowling, and knowledge of sports. Jeff had a magnetic personality and loved making conversation. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Clara Potts of Fort Wayne, daughter, Casey (Erv)...
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Barbara L. Olinger

September 5, 2017

Barbara L. Olinger, 85, passed away on September 5, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 18, 1931. She was the daughter of the late David and Ireta (Cutler) Gillie. Barbara was a 1950 graduate of Central High School. She enjoyed painting, bowling and playing euchre. She was a member of the Lion's Club. Known as the "Sucker Lady" at Fort Wayne Turner's, Barbara would give all the kids...
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Jason G. (Jay) Blaker

September 4, 2017

Jason G. "Jay" Blaker, 43, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jay graduated from Snider High School and earned his associates degree in criminal justice from Vincennes University. Jay had a brilliant mind and enjoyed reading, learning all he could, and spending time with his family and friends. Surviving are his mother, Vicki Blaker of Fort Wayne, grandmother,...
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Richard (Rick) Marx

September 3, 2017

Richard (Rick) Marx, 69, died Sunday, September 3, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Port Huron, Michigan, on September 9, 1947, to LaVern and Helen Marx. He had an accounting degree from Wayne State University and a master's degree in taxation from Walsh College. He retired from Irmscher, Inc. after 26 dedicated years, in 2013; in addition, he worked in public...
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Brenda Syndram

September 2, 2017

Brenda Syndram , 48, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017 Surviving are her daughter, Tiffany Syndram, siblings, Carmen (Larry) Hayden, Doreen Syndram and Rodney Scott . Brenda was preceded in death by parents, Robert and Martha Kay Syndram. Service is 1:00 pm, September 15, 2017 at - D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with calling an hour prior. Burial in ...
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Andrew Clem

September 2, 2017

Andrew Clem, 29, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017 in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his brothers, Keith (Sarah) Rowe and , Dalton Anspach of both Fort Wayne; sisters, Ashley Clem and Destinee Clem both of Fort Wayne;several nieces and nephews and several aunts and uncles; and grandmother, Jewell (Marvin) Clem of TN. Andrew was preceded in death by mother, Linda Clem;...
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Michael J. Kohrman

September 2, 2017

Michael J Kohrman, 47, passed away Saturday Sep 2, 2017 at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora, Ill. Born in Fort Wayne, Ind., Michael was the son of the late Thomas and Joan Kohrman. Michael worked at Navistar for over 20 years. He loved being with his family, travel and Notre Dame football. He is survived by his wife of 18 years Karen Kohrman of Plainfield, Ill; brother Thomas (Karen)...
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Sherry A. Johnson

September 2, 2017

Sherry A. Johnson, 52, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Sherry worked as a manager with Wal-Mart for 24 years. Sherry loved to travel, enjoyed NASCAR and was an avid sports fan. She loved taking care of her family and she had a passion for elephants. Most importantly, Sherry had a strong faith and loved the Lord....
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Mary Hoffman-Farrant

September 2, 2017

Mary (McMinn) Hoffman-Farrant, 64, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Born Feb. 6, 1953 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Allan Clair "Mac" McMinn and Gloria Parker. She was a 1971 graduate of Elmhurst High School and attended Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. She was a designer and creator of fashion jewelry and she and...
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Harold Frasure

September 1, 2017

Harold Frasure, 97, passed away on September 1, 2017. He was born on November 27, 1919 and grew up in Lancaster, Ohio, the son of the late Nelson Frasure and Rosa Frasure Enders. Harold attended the Ohio State University obtaining 2 bachelor's degrees before serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII for 16 years. Harold worked in Chemical Sales for BF Goodrich Chemical Company until his retirement in...
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Marjorie J. Moorhead

September 1, 2017

MARJORIE J. MOORHEAD, (92), passed away Friday, September 1, 2017, at Heritage Park, in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Marjorie was a talented watercolor artist and an accomplished cross-stitcher, who held a special compassion for her loving dog-companion, Toby. Marjorie worked as a medical transcriptionist with Dr. Scott A. Miller, Dr. Lawrence Mueller, and Dr. Norman Kempler, and several...
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Lee Darrell Jones

September 1, 2017

Lee "Darrell" Jones, 71, passed away on September 1, 2017. He was born on February 23, 1946, in Keavy, KY. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Ruth Jones; children, Teral (Sherri Theberge) Jones, Teresa (Lonnie) McMillan, Sandy Valentine; 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.B. and Mabel Jones; his grandson, Eric Valentine; and several brothers and sisters. Service...
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William J, Harr, Jr.

September 1, 2017

William J. Harr Jr., 74, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Bill worked as a maintenance supervisor for over 50 years. He enjoyed gardening, watching football, attending auctions, and most of all spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving are his daughter, Brenda Skaggs of Leo, IN; grandchildren, Gregory (Alissia) Skaggs, and Rebecca Skaggs both of...
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Michael F. Lehman

August 31, 2017

Michael F. Lehman, 76, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Parkview Home Health and Hospice in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Michael worked as an attorney at Water Resource of California, was the Vice President at the former family business, National Mill and Supply, and a professor of legal and business studies. Michael was a 1958 Southside High School graduate. He then attended Indiana...
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Gillea Mae Emrah

August 31, 2017

Gillea Mae Emrah, 90, passed away on August 31, 2017. She was born in Logansport, Indiana on December 4, 1926, the daughter of the late Merle and Hazel Edwards. Gillea worked at Dana Corporation in Churubusco, IN as a packager for 21 years until her retirement in 1990. She enjoyed trips to get ice-cream and going to the YWCA to go swimming. She enjoyed meeting at the Magic Wand for lunch with her...
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Shirley I. Holliday

August 31, 2017

Shirley I. Holliday, 72, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her children, Tina Millete, Jackie (Craig) Osterhaus, Chris Osborne, and Brian Osborne; 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Betty Kelling, Mary Scofield, and Jean Reifschneider. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Emil Paul Holliday; and her parents, Edward and Mildred...
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Earl L. Torrence

August 30, 2017

Earl L. Torrence, 89, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Peru, IN, Earl worked with the Fort Wayne Country Club for 35 years. He was a member of Broadway Christian Church. Surviving are his brother, Gene (Deloris) Torrence of Greencastle, IN; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Earl was preceded in death by his parents, David and Grace Torrence...
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Stanley A. (Stan) Peppler

August 30, 2017

Stanley A. "Stan" Peppler, 74, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Stan was the son of the late William and Delaurus Peppler. Stan served our country in the Army National Guard. He worked with BF Goodrich for over 30 years prior to his retirement. Stan enjoyed being in his pool, working in his yard, watching sports, completing crossword puzzles, and in his...
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Eileen Lageer Warner

August 30, 2017

Eileen Lageer Warner, 93, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Born in Owen Sound, Ontario Canada, Eileen was the daughter of the late Wilmot and Winnifred Lageer. Eileen lived her life for God. She was a missionary in Nigeria for 25 years, having taught in teacher training and theological schools while there. She also taught for twelve years at Emmanuel Bible...
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Sara J. Moeller

August 30, 2017

Sara J. Moeller, 54, lost her battle with cancer on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital in Mishawaka, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne, the daughter of Dave and Leoba Stratton. Sara graduated from North Side High School and IPFW. She worked as a registered nurse with Parkview Hospital and formerly taught at St. Jude School. In addition to her parents she is survived by her husband...
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Richard L. Albaugh

August 29, 2017

Richard L. Albaugh, 70, passed away August 29, 2017. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Kooper Jaxon Rennels

August 29, 2017

Not long after coming into the world, Kooper Jaxon Rennels passed away peacefully in his parents arms at Parkview North Hospital. During that fleeting time he touched many and was loved by all who met him. Born 18 weeks early and weighing 13.1 ounces and was 11inches long. He was born on aug. 29, 2017 & gained passed away 2:33pm Aug. 29, 2017. Kooper joins some great grandparents, a cousin in...
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Christopher James Gebert

August 29, 2017

Christopher James "Jamie" Gebert, 37, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jamie grew up in New Haven and was the eldest son of Jeffrey Gebert Sr., and Lisa and Richard Bush. Growing up he was known by "Jamie" to family, and later in his adult, military life as "Chris." After high school graduation, Chris joined the Army where he graduated from Fort Benning, Georgia...
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Bonnie G. Burk

August 29, 2017

Bonnie G. Burk, 71, passed away on August 29, 2017. She was born on October 28, 1945 in Kendallville, IN, the daughter of the late Carl "Joe" and Vivian Barger. Bonnie worked as an office manager and cashier at Roger's Market for 19 years, and a bookkeeper for Kroger/Scott grocery stores for 20 years before her retirement. She was a member of Robinson Chapel United Methodist Church for 10...
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Walter J. Langley, Sr.

August 28, 2017

Walter J. Langley Sr., went to his heavenly home on August 28, 2017. Walter began his journey in Fort Wayne, Indiana, being born at home on Wheelock Rd., February 10, 1920. He was the second of three children born to Bill and Lillie Langley. His Parents had Walter baptized and confirmed at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, and there he was a member for over 90 years. Walter was a member of the...
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Arlene H. Mack

August 28, 2017

Arlene H. Mack, 94, passed away on August 28, 2017 at Lutheran Life Villages. She was born on December 20, 1922 in Allentown, PA, the daughter of the late Frank and Bertha Beischl. Arlene was a volunteer Librarian at St. Joseph Hospital for 31 years. While not spending time raising her three children, she volunteered a lot of her time with her church St. Joseph Hessen Cassel of which she was a...
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Donna Middleton

August 27, 2017

Donna J. Middleton, 84, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Michael Middleton; granddaughters, Shannon Egnor; Mariya Tun; and Raven Grecco; and 7 great-grandchildren. Donna was preceded in death by her sons, Scott Bell and Craig Bell; and her parents, Homer and Bernice Phillips. Service is 1:00 pm, Friday, September 8, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside...
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Zoia (Sonja) Machmut

August 27, 2017

Zoia "Sonja" Machmut, 89, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Kepenskia, Russia, Sonja served her family as a homemaker. She was also employed by Orchard Ridge Country Club for 8 years. Sonja was a former member of Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church. Surviving are her sons, David (Deborah) Machmut, Roman (Kathe) Machmut both of Fort Wayne; daughter, Tamara (Vaja)...
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Betty Jean Forker Brumbaugh

August 27, 2017

Betty Jean Forker Brumbaugh, 89, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017. Born June 8, 1928 in Albion, IN she was the daughter of the late Oliver Forker and Faye Forker-Olinger. She graduated from Albion High School and International Business College. After marrying Paul Brumbaugh she became active in the Arcola community where they owned a grocery store. She later worked for Higgins and Swift...
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Diane F. Ward

August 27, 2017

Diane F. Ward, 64, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, IL, Diane worked with Target for 25 years. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Surviving are her husband, Chet Ward of Fort Wayne; daughters, Ashley (Jeremy) Brickey, and Kaitlin Ward of Fort Wayne; son, Dr. Chad Ward of Iowa City, IA; 4 grandchildren, Madisyn, Austin, Chase, and Aliyah;...
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Willodean Mae Klopfenstein

August 27, 2017

Willodean Mae Klopfenstein, 92, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, August 27, 2017. Born on October 3, 1924 in Woodburn, Indiana, Willodean was the daughter of the late Asa and Anna Ehresman. She worked for Trinity Home Center for 15 years, retiring in 1986. She was an active member and supporter of Grabill Missionary Church. She was an original member of the singing group,...
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Robert L. Elmer

August 26, 2017

Robert L. Elmer, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away on August 26, 2017 at the Cedars Nursing Home in Leo, IN. He was born on September 11, 1930 in Lincoln, WI, the son of the late Frederick and Maria Elmer. He graduated from Tomah High School, University of Wisconsin (Madison) and completed his Master's Degree in Social Work at the University of Iowa (Iowa City.) Mr. Elmer honorably served his...
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Marilyn Finkhousen

August 26, 2017

Marilyn Finkhousen, 92, passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Marilyn was a Domestic Goddess. She loved swimming, playing cards, and board games. Marilyn enjoyed baking and adored her family, being at home with her children was her joy. Marilyn liked being at the beach, particularly traveling to Florida. Surviving are her daughters, Kim (Stevan) Lamley of...
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Christine (Rolin) Riggle

August 25, 2017

Christine (Rolin) Riggle, 86, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017. Born in Ardmore, Tennessee, Christine was the daughter of the late Erskin and Beulah Rolin. She was a nurse's aide for many years. She was a member of Trinity Church of the Nazarene, VFW, and Eagles. Christine enjoyed music, playing bingo, and spending time with her dog Lola. Surviving are her daughters, Mary Jane DeVaney of...
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Leo Stronczek

August 25, 2017

LEO STRONCZEK, 83, passed away Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, peacefully with his family after a battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. Born in Fort Wayne, Leo attended Central Catholic High School and graduated in 1952. He was employed by the United States Postal Service for 43 years retiring in 1996. Leo is best known for his love of family and community. Throughout his life he was an active member of his...
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William "Bill" Kerbel

August 25, 2017

William "Bill" Kerbel, 73, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Sheridan, WY, July 2, 1944 to the late William and Ruth Kerbel Sr. Bill was raised on a 300 acre dairy farm in Wyoming, graduated from and played football for Concordia College in Seward, NE, and moved to Fort Wayne where he began his teaching and coaching career at Trinity...
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William LaLonde

August 25, 2017

William "Bill" LaLonde, 75, went to be with the Lord Friday, August 25, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Bill was a true family man and loved his children dearly. He had a strong faith and will be greatly missed. He enjoyed collector cars, attending the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival with his children since the 1980's and was an avid Detroit sports fan. Bill is survived by his wife of 46 years, Gladys...
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Roy L. Brokaw

August 24, 2017

Roy L Brokaw, 92, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away on August 24, 2017. He was born in Colona, IL on November 19, 1924, the son of the late Roy and Cleora Brokaw. He worked at General Electric company as a sales engineer for 35 years. Roy was also a part-time engineering professor at Purdue University from 1960 to 1973. He served in WWII from 1943 to 1945 in the Army Air Force in India and Burma...
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Mary Lou Hettinger

August 23, 2017

Mary Lou Hettinger, 85, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Born in Monterey, Indiana, Mary was the daughter of the late Ernest and Erma Hettinger. She worked at Don Halls Factory for 25 years, retiring in 1999. She was a member of Westview Alliance Church, and Easter Seals Arc. Mary enjoyed bowling, participating in the Special Olympics, going to the local festivals, and traveling. ...
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Sharon Lee Brown

August 23, 2017

Sharon Lee Brown, 73, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne, In. March 23, 1944 to the late John and Ruth Zahki. Sharon was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her family. Surviving are her daughter, Jill (Dan) Johnson of Huntertown, IN; son, Matt (Shelly) Brown of Leo,...
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Peggy Duvall

January 18, 1916 - August 23, 2017

Peggy Duvall, 101, passed away on August 23, 2017 at Coventry Meadows Nursing Facility in Fort Wayne, IN. Peggy was born on January 18, 1916 in Globe, Arizona, the daughter of the late Edwin and Jessica Mitchell Head. She graduated from Redford Township High School in Redford, Michigan in 1935. She started her career as the lead trombonist in the all-women's orchestra, the "Coquettes," and was a...
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Mary Jane Millikan

August 23, 2017

Mary Jane Millikan, 73, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017 surrounded by her family after her battle with breast cancer for 4 and half years. Born in Fort Wayne, she owned Thinking of You Balloons. After retiring from her balloon business, she joined her husband at Tri R Services. She was a lifetime member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and St. Paul's Chapel at Clear Lake during the...
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Mark S. Scholte

August 23, 2017

Mark S. Scholte, 57, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017 in Fort Wayne Born in Fort Wayne, Mark graduated from North Side HIgh School and later graduated from Midwestern. He worked as a operations manager with Anixter Fasteners for 24 years, retiring in 2016. Surviving are his mother, M. Fern Scholte of Fort Wayne; sister, Nancy (Kent) Jordan of Fort Wayne; nieces, Jamie (Matt) Cook,...
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Mary Ann Mahler

August 23, 2017

Mary Ann Mahler, 79, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Born in Terre Haute, Indiana, Mary Ann was the daughter of the late Albert and Myrtle Foster. Mary Ann earned her Masters Degree from Purdue University. She was a second grade school teacher with the Hammond School System for 25 years, retiring in 2000. She was an active volunteer and member of First United Methodist Church in...
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Travis H. Freeman

May 28, 1941 - August 22, 2017

Travis H. Freeman, 76, passed away on August 22, 2017. He was born May 28, 1941 in Pontiac, MI, the son of the late Andrew and Ottie Freeman. He served in the Army during Vietnam War as a Staff Sargent. Travis was a member of the VFW in Fenton, MI, the American Legion in Indianapolis, IN, UAW Local #2209, as well as Liberty Mills Church of the Nazarene. He worked as a Material Relief Operator at...
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Jerome (Jerry) R. Vachon

August 22, 2017

Jerome "Jerry" R. Vachon, 87, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jerome was the son of the late Alvy and Mary Vachon. Jerry graduated from Central Catholic High School. He was a Korean War Army veteran. He worked as an Industrial Engineer with International Harvester for 20 years, retiring in 1985. Jerry was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, American...
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Mary Louise Grace (Metzinger) Dischner

August 22, 2017

Mary Louise Grace (Metzinger) Dischner, 88, joined hands with her blessed Lord on August 22 surrounded by family in her home in Fort Wayne Indiana. Born in Buffalo New York on February 28, 1929 she was the daughter of Eugene and Kathryn Metzinger. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Carl, sons, David (Elizabeth) Dischner of Newport News, Va, and Tim (Gina) Dischner of San Diego,...
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Antonia "Toni" Angelia Faso

August 21, 2017

Antonia "Toni" Angelia Faso, 35, was received by her Lord and Father with open arms the morning of Monday, August 21st, 2017. Toni graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School with the Class of 2000. Mother, sister, daughter, niece and best friend are all ways to describe this kind-hearted and intelligent woman that was taken far too soon. Her family and close friends will always remember her as...
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Dianna M. Hamilton

August 21, 2017

Dianna M. Hamilton, 76, went to be with the Lord Monday, August 21, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Dianna was the family rock and cared for others before herself. Dianna is survived by her husband, Donald Hamilton; daughters, Sally (Bill) Bell, Becky (Joe) Daugherty, and Sherry (Gary) Mix; 5 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild. Dianna was preceded in death...
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Marilyn Rose Waggoner

August 21, 2017

Marilyn Rose Waggoner, 90, of Grabill went home to Jesus on August 21, 2017. She was born in Moline, Illinois to the late Virgil and Sarah (Anders) Fleming on December 6, 1926. Her childhood years were spent in Moline, and Tampa, Florida. It was there she met USAF 2nd Lieutenant and B-17 pilot, Harry Waggoner Jr. They were married in October 1945 in Tampa. After they were married they moved...
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Steven Alan Wahl

August 20, 2017

Steven Alan Wahl, age 66, of Fort Wayne, lost his battle with brain cancer Sunday, August 20, 2017 in Pinckney, MI. He is survived by: his wife of 46 years, Sharon; children Nicole (Ryan) Melching of Fort Wayne, Brandon (Monica) Wahl of Pinckney, MI, and Brittany Wahl of Fort Wayne; parents James and Betty Wahl of Fort Wayne; grandchildren Connor and Ava Melching, Jacob Irwin and Adriana Wahl;...
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Stephen Samuel (Big Daddy) Vaice

August 20, 2017

Stephen Samuel Vaice "Big Daddy" 70, passed August 20, 2017. He loved hunting, fishing, guns, and knives. Stephen was preceded in death by his brother Stanley J. Duckworth; parents Samuel Vaice and Virginia (Gibson) Barnett; and stepfather, Walter C. Barnett. Surviving are his son, Guy Stephen Vaice; grandson, Austin Jay; siblings, Sandra Kline, Suzanne Mullen, Sheeri Roy, Terrie Barnett, Tonda...
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Tonya K. King

August 20, 2017

Tonya K. King, 51, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Tonya worked as a social worker with Scan Inc. Surviving are mother, Iris Beatrice King of Fort Wayne; daughters, Leslie (Mark) Malone, and Tiffany Hartman both of Fort Wayne; grandson, Ethan Malone; her siblings, Mark King of Fort Wayne, Patricia Marsee of Fort Wayne, and Michael (Linda) King of Fort...
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Helen Marie Archacki

August 20, 2017

Helen Marie Archacki, 96, passed away peacefully Sunday, August 20, 2017. Born in South Bend, Indiana, Helen was the daughter of the late Matthew Burczak and Frances Hudzinski. Helen was a Beautician for 53 years retiring in 1998. During that time she owned and operated Central Beauty Salon and A Haus of Mini Salons. Helen enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family. Surviving are...
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Deborah J. Crooks

August 18, 2017

Deborah J. Crooks, 63, passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Deborah worked for Waterfield Mortgage Company and most recently as administrative assistant with SAC Finance for 15 years. She was an active volunteer with Parkview. Deborah enjoyed working in her flower garden, and most of all spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving are her husband, David...
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Miriam Elizabeth Stoner Mendenhall

August 18, 2017

Miriam Elizabeth Stoner Mendenhall passed away peacefully on Friday, August 18, 2017. She was born June 9, 1927, to Edward Norris and Florence Burkett Stoner in Ladoga, Indiana. She was the fifth of seven children who remained close for all their lives even though geographical distances kept them apart. Miriam graduated from Tipton High School, Tipton, IN, in 1945 and then graduated from...
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Franklin R. Miller

August 17, 2017

Franklin R. Miller, 84, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Georgetown, SC, Franklin worked as a software engineer in various positions working in aerospace. He also served as an instructor at Ivy Tech Community College. Franklin was a member of North Park Community Church. Surviving are his sons, Thomas (Debi) Miller, David Miller, Jonathan (Tammy) Miller, Paul ...
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