2014 Year In Review

Remembering the lives of the most notable personalities lost in 2014


Our Obituaries

Helen Irene Ebersole

January 28, 2015

Helen Irene Ebersole of Fort Wayne passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015. She is survived by son Larry (Jane) Ebersole; grandchildren Michael and David Cornelius; Larry Ebersole II; Matthias (Rebecca) Ebersole; Dawn (Don) Cromwell; Brooke Ebersole; great-grandchildren Andrew, Zachary, Katie and Christian Ebersole; Marie Nixon; Donald and Allie Cromwell and great-great-granddaughter Ava...
View Tribute »

Mila A. Wittwer

January 28, 2015

Mila A. Wittwer, 87, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Terre Haute, IN. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, She was a homemaker, and enjoyed crocheting and quilting and was a foster mother for many infants. Surviving are her husband of 69 years, Richard O. Wittwer of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Curtis Wittwer of Spencerville,...
View Tribute »

Kathleen E. Lemmon

January 27, 2015

Kathleen E. Lemmon , 67, passed away January 27, 2015 at Byron Health Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
View Tribute »

Bruce E. Null

January 27, 2015

Bruce E. Null, 69, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Bruce was a self-employed auto body painter. Surviving are his son, Brian Null; sister, Donna (Jerry) DeBolt; 2 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Bruce was preceded in death by his parents Donald and Mary Null. Service is 2:00 pm, Monday, February 2, 2015 at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine...
View Tribute »

Anna J. Tolson

January 26, 2015

Anna J. Tolson , 70, passed away January 26, 2015 at Heritage Park Health Care Center. Arrangements by Mungovan & Sons Funeral Home, 2114 S. Calhoun St.
View Tribute »

Dorothy E. Holsworth

January 26, 2015

Dorothy E. Holsworth , 89, passed away Monday, January 26, 2015 in Fort Wayne. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, born to Rudolph and Marie Burgart Neu, Dorothy attended Central HS and graduated from North Side HS. She received her Bachelor and Master Degree from University of St. Francis with additional work at IUPU. She was a teacher with the Fort Wayne Community Schools...
View Tribute »

David Bertsch

January 26, 2015

David Bertsch, 94, passed away Monday, January 26, 2015. Surviving are his children: Sandra Bertsch; , Cynthia Bertsch; Pamela Brown; grandchildren Jason Brown, Justin (Chrissy) Brown, great-grandson, Alexander Brown,and sister, Dorothy Bertsch; and many nieces and nephews. David was preceded in death by his parents, and wife of 72 years Marie Bertsch. Memorials may be made to the Leo...
View Tribute »

Elnora F. Robinson

January 25, 2015

Elnora F. Robinson, 81, passed away January 25, 2015. Surviving are her sister, Roseann Cook; nieces: Penny (Jack) Russell; Lisa Cook; Victoria and Cheyenne Cook; nephews: John Cook; Robert Cook; Dean (Mary) Cook; Tom (Kelly) Cook; Randy (Julie) Cook; Edward Cook; Douglas Cook; and Cody Cook; 17 great nieces and nephews; and 7 great great nieces and nephews. Elnora was preceded in...
View Tribute »

Barbara L. Evans

January 25, 2015

Barbara L. Evans, 81, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015. Born in Muncie, IN, Barbara retired from Lincoln Life in 1993 after 42 years service. She enjoyed bowling and loved her family. Surviving are her brother, James (Ruth) Evans of New Haven; 5 nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and nephews. Barbara was preceded in death by her brother, Ed Evans. Per Barbara's request there will be...
View Tribute »

James Kearby del Grosso

January 25, 2015

James Kearby del Grosso, 82, left his earthly life and family on January 25, and was reunited in his Forever Home with his beloved wife, Eileen; his parents, Gerard and Thelma del Grosso; and his only sibling, Jerry. Born July 19, 1932, in Hamilton, Ohio, and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Jim was a Navy veteran who served in the Korean Conflict. While he made significant contributions to the...
View Tribute »

Janet (Ryan) Ottenweller

January 25, 2015

Janet (Ryan) Ottenweller, 95, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015 at home surrounded by her family. She was born December 7, 1919 in Fort Wayne to William and Clara Ryan. Janet will be remembered for influencing many lives and bringing much love and joy to her large family. Together with Nelson, her husband of 73 years, she raised 11 children and oversaw a close knit family that included 35...
View Tribute »

Wayman Bragg

January 24, 2015

Wayman Bragg , 72, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015.Surviving are his daughters, Tonia Bragg; Tricia Marquardt; Bertha Carpenter; and Desti Priester; sons, Dorsey Bragg; and Wayne Bragg; 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Extended family include his loving companion of 15 years, Phyllis Bragg; 6 step children 15 step grandchildren and 11 step great grandchildren. Wayman...
View Tribute »

Walter B. Sloffer

January 24, 2015

Walter B. Sloffer, 100, passed to his heavenly home, Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Presence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. Born in Allen County, IN, Walter was a school teacher for 40 years, retiring in 1978. Walter and Audrey enjoyed many years traveling with the Wally Byam Airstream Club. He was a member of Huntertown United Methodist Church and choir director for many years. Surviving are his...
View Tribute »

Jeanette C. Wene

January 24, 2015

Jeanette C. Wene, 84, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015. Born in Milwaukee, WI, Jeanette was the daughter of Modesto and Thelma Armand. Surviving are her loving husband of 64 years, Edward of Fort Wayne; sons: Charles (Cheryl) Wene of Fort Wayne and Andrew (Carol) Wene of Corunna, IN; brother, Victor Armand of Costa Mesa, CA; and grandchildren: Kassy (Travis) Fry, Jeana Wene, Andrew Wene,...
View Tribute »

Beth R. May

January 24, 2015

Beth R. May, 53, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Signature Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Cynthiana, KY, Beth graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 1983. Later, she and her husband co-owned Tri Fire Consultants. She also worked at Waterfield Mortgage for 14 years before going to work in management with Lincoln Financial, where she retired from in 2014 after 6 years. She was...
View Tribute »

Luella A. Kersten

January 23, 2015

Luella A. Kersten, 97, of Ft Wayne, IN and St Marys, OH passed away January 23, 2015 at Otterbein Retirement Center in St Marys, OH surrounded by loving family and friends. She was born on October 3, 1917 in Beemer, NE to Wilhelm "William" and Anna (Schlecht) Hasenkamp. She married Henry O. Kersten on November 27, 1941, She is a member of St Peters Lutheran Church in Ft Wayne, IN. She supported...
View Tribute »

Sheila S. Carr

January 22, 2015

Sheila S. Carr, 44, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Sheila was a graduate of Northrop High School in 1989. Later she worked in customer service for Centennial Wireless for 13 years. She was an avid Colts fan and enjoyed playing Bingo. Surviving are her parents, Patrick Sr. and Patricia Carr; son, Jalen Carr; brother, William Carr, all of...
View Tribute »

Reba K. Richhart

January 22, 2015

Reba K. Richhart, 70, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015 at IU Medical Center in Indianapolis. Born in Portsmouth, OH, Reba was a long time resident of Fort Wayne. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a member of Ormas Baptist Church and loved flowers, feeding her birds, her dog Herc, reading her Bible, and fishing. Surviving are her husband Daniel Richhart of...
View Tribute »

Katherine M. Bair

March 4, 1937 - January 22, 2015

Katherine M. Bair , 77, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015 at home. Born in Willshire, OH, Katherine worked as a clerk with Lincoln Life Insurance for 45 years and also was an Avon Rep for 48 years. Katherine was a member of Mount Calvary Ev. Lutheran Church, the American Legion Post 241 Auxiliary and the Business and Professional Women's Club. Surviving are her brother, Charles (Ilene)...
View Tribute »

Richard (Sandy) Sanderson

January 22, 2015

Richard "Sandy" Sanderson, 73, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015 after a bout with lung cancer. Born in Dayton, OH, Sandy was a field service engineer and salesman for Industra Products of Fort Wayne; Globe Industries in Ohio; and retired from Wyndamatics of Huntertown. He enjoyed fishing and loved his family. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Carrie Belle (Carl) Sanderson; children,...
View Tribute »

Muriel B. Wiedeman

January 22, 2015

Muriel B. Wiedeman, 99, of Fort Wayne and formerly of Kendallville passed away January 22, 2015 at The Towne House Retirement Center where she has resided for the last 25 years. Muriel is survived by her son, Rick (Susan) Wiedeman; 3 grandsons, Brad (Jamie) Wiedeman; Mark (Jessica) Wiedeman; and Troy (Andrea) Countryman.She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman F. Wiedeman; parents...
View Tribute »

Hilario Segura

January 21, 2015

Hilario Segura , 34, passed away January 21, 2015 at . Arrangements by Mungovan & Sons Funeral Home, 2114 S. Calhoun St.
View Tribute »

Brenda Tunin

January 21, 2015

Brenda Tunin, 54, passed away January 21, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Ron Tunin of Arcola, IN; father, Raymond (Mary) Daniel of New Tazewell, TN; sons, Josh Tunin of Arcola, IN; Matthew (Amanda) Tunin of Kings Bay, GA; and Brian Tunin of Arcola, IN; 1 granddaughter Autumn; sister, Debbie (Dennis) Graham of Fort Wayne. Brenda was preceded in death by her mother, Mollie...
View Tribute »

Jacob Beck

January 20, 2015

Jacob Beck , 29, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Jacob graduated from Whitco High School. He was currently working at Lucky's Bar and Grill. Jacob had a very special gift for writing, and playing music. He and his son enjoyed playing video games, skateboarding, and bike riding. His life was revolved around his beloved son Preston. Surviving are his...
View Tribute »

Chester L. Gatchell

January 20, 2015

Chester L. Gatchell, 91, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at his residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Chester was a brakeman with Conrail for 43 years, retiring in 1985. He was a graduate of Central High School; a WWII U. S. Army veteran serving in the North Africa and Italy campaigns; a member of VFW Post 2457, New Haven and American Legion Post 82. Surviving are his...
View Tribute »

Emily A. Ludwig

January 20, 2015

Emily A. Ludwig, 22, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at her home. Emily had a passion for traveling around the world and learning what the world had to offer. She touched many throughout her life and will be deeply missed. Surviving are her father, Steven Ludwig; mother, Lisa Ludwig; brothers, Tom (Courtney Carey) Ludwig; Gorman David (Paula) Ludwig; sister, Veronica Ludwig; and many...
View Tribute »

David J. (D.J.) Honeick

January 20, 2015

"D. J." David J. Honeick , 43, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, D J was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church. a graduate of Northside High, Indiana University and was a U S Navy veteran. He worked at Harris Kayot. During college, did his student teaching at Leo Cedarville and Woodburn Elementary. He was a former...
View Tribute »

Christine N. Chakeres

January 20, 2015

Christine N. Chakeres, 95, formerly of Columbus, Ohio passed away January 20, 2015. Born in Columbus, Ohio, she started working for the Donaldson Baking Company in 1937 and continued working there until 1963 when she became the personnel officer for the State of Ohio Youth Commission and retired from there in 1985. Surviving are her nephew, Nick Nicholas and niece Carol Lewis both of Fort...
View Tribute »

Hilda Marie Watson

January 20, 2015

Hilda Marie Watson, 80, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Born in Withers, WV, Hilda was a retired teacher. Surviving are her Children, Suzanna Kimball, Vincent (Cheryl) Watson. Anthony Watson, Joe Watson, Eddy (Debbie) Watson, Stephanie (Tom) Sayres, Pat (Ruth) Watson, Marty Watson, Tommy (Cindy) Watson and Bethanna (Ghady) Zeitouni; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers, David...
View Tribute »

JoAnna C. Rowan

January 20, 2015

JoAnna C. Rowan, 90, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at the Parkview Regional Medical Center Hospice Unit, surrounded by her family. Born in Fort Wayne, JoAnna was a homemaker and a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Her friends and family were the center of her life and her greatest joy. She will be missed. Surviving are her sons, Chris K. (Louise) Rowan and David E....
View Tribute »

Berniece C. Bearman

January 20, 2015

Berniece C. Bearman, 88, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at her home in New Haven. Born in Poe, IN, Berniece will be remembered as a loving Wife, Mother, Grandma, and Friend who loved to serve her family as a homemaker. Surviving are her sons, Brad (Caroline) Bearman of Fishers, IN; and Philip Bearman of Fort Wayne; daughters, Emily (Tim) Ware; and Beth (Gary) Kantz both of New Haven; 10...
View Tribute »

Eleanor L. Rider

January 20, 2015

Eleanor L. Rider, 91, joined her husband in Heaven on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. She resided at Golden Years Homestead for the last 4 years. Born in Fort Wayne, Eleanor worked as an Assembler at GE for 11 years. She had a special love for her family. She also enjoyed camping and reading in her spare time. Surviving are her son, Harold (Linda) Rider, Jr. and daughter, Nancy (Mark) Weaver, both of...
View Tribute »

Jeanette Lewis

January 19, 2015

Jeanette Lewis , 91, passed away Monday, January 19, 2015. She is survived by; four sons, Sidney and his wife Yvonne, Kim and his wife, Shelly, Michael and his wife, Rita, and Mooch and his wife, Barbara. She also enjoyed her grandchildren, Justin and his wife, Marie, Tyler and his wife Michelle, Paige and her husband, Aaron Martin, Abby and her husband, Jason Tomcsi, Michael and his wife,...
View Tribute »

Sara J. (Endorf) Osbun

January 18, 2015

Sara J. (Endorf) Osbun, 65, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Sara was a RN with Lutheran Hospital for 28 years and Hospice Home for 6 years, retiring in 2014. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church and The 46807 Steering Committee. Surviving are her husband, Mark Osbun; daughters, Heather Smith and Emily Bermes all of Fort Wayne; 5...
View Tribute »

William (Bill) W. Colchin

January 18, 2015

William "Bill" W. Colchin, 87, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 18, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Bill was a WWII Air Force Veteran. He worked for Hires Auto Parts for 39 years before retiring. He was a member of the Holy Name Society, and was a proud Kadiddlehopper. Bill was an avid racing fan, especially open wheel racing. His other hobbies included model railroading, and collecting die...
View Tribute »

Carolyn J. (Kinder) Chapman

January 17, 2015

Carolyn J. (Kinder) Chapman, 80, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2015. Carolyn is survived by daughters, Susan Kinder of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Lynn Kinder of Columbus, OH; brothers, Allen Tribolet of Churubusco, IN; and Jerry Tribolet of Fort Wayne, IN. Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, Harley and Hazel Tribolet, and her brother, Gail Tribolet. In lieu of flowers...
View Tribute »

Shane M. Wentz

January 17, 2015

Shane M. Wentz, 35, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Warsaw, IN, Shane was a member of Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren and Easter Seals ARC. Memorial Service is at 6:30 pm, Friday, January 23, 2015 at Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren, 2810 Beacon Street, Fort Wayne, with calling from 5:00pm - 6:30pm. Memorials may be made...
View Tribute »

Cheryl (Cheri) Christine Schultz

January 17, 2015

Cheryl "Cheri" Christine Schultz, 67, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughter, Wendy (Greg) Woehnker of Roanoke, IN; son, Jeff (Ayesha) Schultz of Fort Wayne; 4 grandchildren, Erik Woehnker; Ashley Schultz; Johnny Woehnker; and Amanda Schultz; and her brother, John (Toni) Cozik, Jr. of Sterling Heights, MI. Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents,...
View Tribute »

Charles L. Caley

January 16, 2015

Charles L. Caley, 64, passed away Friday, January 16, 2015. Charles was a devoted Catholic and Football fan. Surviving are his mother, Delores Caley, son, Daniel Gonzalez, daughter Holly, 3 grandchildren and two brothers.
View Tribute »

Jean M. (Lawrence) Pittner

January 16, 2015

Jean M. (Lawrence) Pittner, 61, passed away Friday, January 16, 2015 at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Jean graduated from North Side HS in 1972. She worked at Tru Lawn yard serice and was the owner of J&J's Phone Connection for 5yrs years. She was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church, and the Prayer Shawlers Group at church. Jean...
View Tribute »

Thomas Scot Osenga

January 16, 2015

Infant, Thomas Scot Osenga, passed away Friday, January 16, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his parents, Adam and Amanda Osenga of New Haven, IN; 3 sisters, Cassie, Kate, and Amy; grandparents, Scot and Marcia Osenga of Van Wert, OH; and grandparents, Sam and Alice Laurent of Van Wert, OH. Mass of Christian Burial is 11:00 am, Thursday, January 22, 2015 at...
View Tribute »

Geraldine E. Niezer

January 16, 2015

Geraldine E. Niezer, 90, passed away January 16, 2015 surrounded by her family. Born in Fort Wayne, Geraldine was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and attended St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana. She was a member of the Fort Wayne Country Club and a former member of the Fort Wayne Junior League. Surviving are her sons, William G. (Carol) Niezer, Gerald F. (Anne) Niezer, Bernard...
View Tribute »

Sandra K. Horstman

January 16, 2015

Sandra K. Horstman, 71, passed away Friday, January 16, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Sandra was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Sandra was actively involved with all of her children's schooling activities through the years. She enjoyed crochet, knitting, making blankets but most of all spending time with her family. She was an active...
View Tribute »

Charlotte Elle Durnell

January 15, 2015

Charlotte Elle Durnell passed away Thursday, January 15th at Lutheran Hospital. She is survived by her parents Justin and Jennifer Durnell. Private Services. In lieu of flowers, family asks that donations be sent to Lutheran Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Arrangements by D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com.
View Tribute »

Bernand Eugene Shady

January 15, 2015

Bernard Eugene Shady, fell asleep in death on January 15, 2015. He was born in Cromwell, IN on September 1, 1926. Bernard had many passions in his life. He was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local 20 for almost 60 years, and was an instructor for its apprenticeship program for nearly 20 years. He fully enjoyed working full time at Eel River Golf Course following retirement from the Sheet...
View Tribute »

Charles Dean Rose

January 15, 2015

Charles Dean Rose, 47, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015, at his residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Charles was a painter. Surviving are his father, Chester "Chuck" Lee Moore; mother, Nanette (Henry) Baker; daughters, Tana (Brad) Reasoner; Melody Rose; Ashley Rose; 4 grandchildren; brothers, Michael C. Moore; Brandon S. Moore; sisters, Leanette C. Craig; Heather A. Williams;...
View Tribute »

Larry G. Nicklin

January 15, 2015

Larry G. Nicklin , LA street rodder, WWII GI, automotive designer, Ferrari historian, collector and father of five died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Coventry Meadows LLC in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Carmen J. Nicklin sons, Craig (Becky) Nicklin, John (Lucyna) Nicklin all of Ft. Wayne, IN son, Tom (Amy) Nicklin of Indy, daughter, Jennie Nicklin of Leo, IN and eight grandchildren and...
View Tribute »

Phyllis C. Polek "Busia" White

April 29, 1935 - January 15, 2015

Phyllis C. Polek "Busia" White, 79, of Fort Wayne, Ind., joined the rest of the "angels" on January 15, 2015. She was the only daughter born to Edward and Pauline Polek in Chicago, Ill., on April 29, 1935. Phyllis graduated from St. Catherine of Sienna High School in Chicago. Phyllis retired from the City of Fort Wayne, where she was a transcription secretary. She lived her life for...
View Tribute »

Jesse Capps III

January 15, 2015

Jesse Capps III, 43, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015. Surviving are his wife, Nichole S. Capps of Leo, IN; father, Jesse Capps, Jr. and mother, Jeanne (Steve) Stoiche of Ft. Wayne, IN; daughters, Shantel Capps of Leo, IN, Kristina (Gage) Norris of Anderson, IN; step-son, Bryce Holmes, step-daughter, Chelsey Smith, step-son, Jonathan Smith; sons, Chayse and Kody Capps; a granddaughter...
View Tribute »

Norma J. Clausman

January 15, 2015

Norma J. Clausman, 85, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015. Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Norma moved to Indianapolis, IN, where she married her husband of 54 years, the late Dr. Raymond Clausman. She moved to Fort Wayne and lived here for over 50 years. Surviving are her children, Gary Clausman of Rockford, MI; Jerry (Linda) Clausman of Denver, CO; Doug (Lora) Clausman of Ellettsville, IN...
View Tribute »

William (Bruce) Malone

January 15, 2015

William "Bruce" Malone, 67, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. Bruce was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, and raised in Smithfield Ohio where he became an Eagle Scout. He also served in the US Army reserves. He was employed by GTE/Verizon for 35 years and was currently working at the Fort Wayne Hilton. He was a loving...
View Tribute »

Margaret J. Ochoa

January 15, 2015

Margaret J. Ochoa, 79, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015, at St. Joseph Hospital. Margaret loved her pet Yorkie dogs. Surviving are her son, Steven Ochoa of Fort Wayne, daughter, Gloria Brooks of Auburn, granddaughter, Tammy Fugate, grandson, Dallas Fulgate and several great-grandchildren. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Nina Willham, siblings, Robert Willham,...
View Tribute »

Edmund (Ed.O.) Ortlieb

January 15, 2015

Edmund "Ed. O." Ortlieb, 89, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Grey Stone Health and Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne. Born in Boonton, NJ, Edmund worked as a Technical Engineer with International Harvester/Navistar for 45 years, retiring in 1988. He was a retired Captain, New Haven Volunteer Fire Dept. for 20 years, retired Sgt, Allen County Sheriff Reserve for 17 years, retired New...
View Tribute »

Marjorie Wagner DeBrosse

January 14, 2015

Marjorie Wagner DeBrosse, 87 died peacefully January 14, 2015 at the Converse Home in Burlington, Vermont. She was born June 18, 1927 in Sidney, Ohio and lived there till she attended college at Miami University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, June 1950. Upon graduation, she married Kenneth L. DeBrosse of Russia, Ohio and they relocated to Ft. Wayne, Indiana where...
View Tribute »

Dale W. Smiley

January 14, 2015

Col. Dale W. Smiley, 89, passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Born in Boswell, IN, Col. Smiley was an Air Commander with the Indiana Air National Guard and a Colonel in the US Air Force. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 359 F&AM; Scottish Rite; Quiet Birdmen; founding member Fort Wayne Hangar; life member of Order of Daedalians, 80th Fighter Squadron. National Guard Assn. and F86 Sabre Pilots...
View Tribute »

Gregory Alan Byrd

January 14, 2015

Gregory Alan Byrd, 51, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at his residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Lebanon, IN, Greg graduated from Lebanon High School in 1981 and received his degree in Landscape Architecture from Purdue University in West Lafayette. He was a partner with The Landplan Group for 22 years. He was a member of Elks Lodge 155, Coyote Creek Golf Club, and American...
View Tribute »

Shelley L. (Carpenter) Brannon

January 14, 2015

Shelley L. (Carpenter) Brannon, 64, beloved wife and mother passed away on January 14, 2015 surrounded by her family at Heritage Park Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. Shelley battled with Dementia and Alzheimer's disease for many years. She was born on February 9, 1950 in Bloomington, IN to parents Don R. and G. Lavon Carpenter. She graduated from Delta High School in Muncie in 1968. She attended...
View Tribute »

Alleda Louise Elam

January 14, 2015

Alleda Louise Elam, 88, passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Surviving are her granddaughters, Jennifer (Paul J Jr) Schuler and Heather Byrd; and Danielle (Jeff) Gulyas; great grandchildren, Julian and Sydney Schuler, Miranda and J D Gulyas and T. J. and Matthew Byrd; Half brother, James Stults. Alleda was preceded in death by her husband, William S. Elam; parents, John and Anna Mary...
View Tribute »

Donald A. Freese

January 14, 2015

Donald A. Freese, 90, passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Don retired in 1989 as a vice president with Summit Bank following 32 years in banking. He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church for over 50 years, a 24 year member of American Legion Post #47 and a member of the New Haven VFW. Don was a WWII U.S. Army...
View Tribute »

Gerald (Jerry) G. Dehner

January 13, 2015

Gerald "Jerry" G. Dehner, 91, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne surrounded by his family. He was a native and lifetime resident of Ft. Wayne, IN. Jerry was an alumni of Central Catholic HS class of 1942 and the University of Norte Dame.. He was a WWII US Army Veteran serving 3 years overseas. Jerry was President of John Dehner Inc. for 55 years. He was a member of...
View Tribute »

Deborah J. Wood

January 13, 2015

Deborah J. Wood , 65, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Surviving are her husband, Charles Wood; daughter, Robin Burton; sons, Charles Wood, II; and Richard Wood; sisters, Marilyn Burton; Wendy (Steve) Maleeney; and Judy O'Malley; brother, Dennis O'Malley; grandchildren, Corey and Courtni Burton; and Meagan, Richard JR and Dillon Wood. Deborah was preceded in death by her parents,...
View Tribute »

Richard E. Parrish

January 12, 2015

Richard E. Parrish, 85, passed away at 6:50 p.m. Monday January 12, 2015. Survivors include; wife Mary Jeanne of Nampa, ID, Son, Robert (Mary) Parrish of Hawaii, daughter, Penny (Ken) Onstott of Sandy, UT, son, Gene (Judy) Parrish of Provo, UT, son, Lester (Yvonne) Parrish of Saranac Lake, NY, son Boyd (Sheralyn) Parrish of Nampa, ID, son, Louis (Jacki) Parrish of Sandy, UT, 26 grandchildren, 40...
View Tribute »

Virginia E. Christman

January 12, 2015

Virginia E. Christman, 80, passed away Monday, January 12, 2015. Surviving are her son, George (Lynn) Christman; son, Steven (Ann) Christman; daughter, Kathleen (Richard) Shaffer; 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Nancy (Richard) Shull. Virginia was preceded in death by husband, Paul Christman; parents, Raymond and Signe (Spiece) Miller. Memorials may be made to the St....
View Tribute »

Brian H. Hensley

January 12, 2015

Brian H. Hensley, 59, passed away Monday, January 12, 2015 at his residence in La Otto, IN. Born in Fort Wayne, Brian graduated from Snider High School and later attended IPFW. He worked with A. Hattersley & Sons Inc. for over 40 years and currently served as CEO. Surviving are his wife, Beverly Hensley of La Otto, IN; mother, Ruth Hensley of Fort Wayne; daughters, Kimberly Cain of Fort...
View Tribute »

Sally T. (Disser) Weigand

January 12, 2015

Sally T. (Disser) Weigand passed away on Monday January 12th, 2015 at home surrounded by her family. Born March 11th, 1930 in Fort Wayne to Edward J. and Marie M. (Kelly) Disser. She was a Eucharistic Minister and charter member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, a board member of Vincent Village and Christ Child Society Fort Wayne. She was a 1948 graduate of Central Catholic High School,...
View Tribute »

Santosh K. Reddy

January 12, 2015

Santosh K. Reddy , 62, passed away Monday, January 12, 2015 at home in Fort Wayne. Born in Hyderabad, India Santosh worked as a Realtor with Century 21 Bradley. Surviving are his wife, Shobha Reddy of Fort Wayne, IN; mother, Rukmini Reddy of Houston, TX; daughter, Dheevena Reddy of Fort Wayne, IN; 3 brothers and 4 sisters. Santosh was preceded in death by father, Uma Pathi. Calling will...
View Tribute »

Mildred R. (Lyman) Scheuerer

January 12, 2015

Mildred R. (Lyman) Scheuerer, 95, passed away Monday, January 12, 2015 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Mildred was a teacher assistant with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 32.5 years, before retiring. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Mildred was a very creative and artistic and enjoyed putting together the bulletin boards at school. She also...
View Tribute »

Suzanne Conner

January 11, 2015

Suzanne Conner, 69, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, January 11, 2015, at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Hartford City, Suzanne was in the insurance industry for over 30 years before getting the call to be a Minister of God. She was a Pastor at Christ United Methodist Church-Roanoke. She was heavily active in orchestrating the Upward Youth Program and Vacation Bible School at...
View Tribute »

Joaquin Nino Ramirez

January 11, 2015

Infant, Joaquin Nino Ramirez passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his mother, Latisha Bell of Fort Wayne; father, Joel Ramirez of Fort Wayne; brothers, Joel Ramirez, Jr.; Jayden Ramirez; Eliseo Ramirez; Elius Bell; grandmother, Mary Ramirez of NC; grandmother, Kandi Serovey; and great-grandmother, Loretta Serovey. Service is 11:00 am, January 21, 2015 at...
View Tribute »

Edith E. Sanders

January 11, 2015

Edith E. Sanders, 97, passed from this life with her family by her side on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Surviving are her children: Joey (Barbara) Sanders, III; Donald (Phyllis) Sanders; Marion (Cherie) Sanders; Roger (Charmain) Sanders; Jerry Sanders; Betty Baker; Wanda Delores Smith; Mary Nelson; and Dollie (Harold) Onkst; daughters-in-law: Marlene Sanders and Evelyn Sanders; 33...
View Tribute »

Patricia F. Hensley

January 11, 2015

Patricia F. Hensley, 69, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015. Born in Harlan, KY, Pat retired as a supervisor from Meridian Automotive Systems in Grabill, IN. She enjoyed flower gardening, cats and loved her family. Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Olan M. Hensley, Sr. of Woodburn; sons, Jeff (Christie) Hensley of Bluffton and Mike Hensley of Fort Wayne; sister, Brenda of Sweetser, ...
View Tribute »

Mattie M. Kimmel

January 11, 2015

Mattie M. Kimmel , 88, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015, at Grey Stone Health and Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne. Mattie's passion was sending time with her daughter and picking on her favorite son-in-law. Surviving are her daughter, Kim (Gary) Huffman of New Haven, IN and her cat, Hobo . Mattie was preceded in death by her husband, Merl Kimmel, Private service will be held at a later date....
View Tribute »

James (Jim) R. Platt, DDS

January 10, 2015

James "Jim" R. Platt DDS, passed away Saturday evening at Kingston Memory Care Center in Fort Wayne, IN. Jim was born November 16, 1930 to Herschel D. and Louise Veronica Pascaline Smith Platt in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Jim graduated from North Side High School in 1949 and enjoyed music and sports. He served in the United States Navy and played in the Navy Band. He graduated from Indiana...
View Tribute »

Charlotte I. Hettinger

January 10, 2015

Charlotte I. Hettinger, 80, passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015. Surviving are her son, Harold "Chub" (Monica) Hettinger; daughters, Brenda Hettinger; and Melinda Hettinger; 3 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; sisters, Judith (Richard) Gatton; and Sandra (Bill) Branstrator; and many nieces and nephews. Charlotte was preceded in death by her husband, Harold...
View Tribute »

Sandra K. Koeneman

January 10, 2015

Sandra K. Koeneman, 73, passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015, at Summit City Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Zanesville, OH, Sandra was a homemaker. Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Richard Koeneman; daughters, Julie Schroth and Christy (Dave) Nei; grandchildren, Tammy; David and Christopher; 2 great-grandchildren. Sandra was preceded in death by parents, Maurice and Betty ...
View Tribute »

Margaret Ellen (Peggy) O'Connor

January 10, 2015

Margaret Ellen "Peggy" O'Connor , 58, passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Bickford of Wabash. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Margaret worked as a Computer Programmer with Lincoln National Life Insurance Co. for 27 years. She was a member of the Sweet Adelines and was a volunteer for a local charity's Haunted House and entertained her nieces and nephews playing a witch. She enjoyed music,...
View Tribute »

Peter Michael Saya II

January 10, 2015

Peter Michael Saya II, 25, died Saturday, January 10, 2015 at his home. He was born in Syracuse, New York. He played soccer, football and hockey through his school years. He loved his friends, family and his kittens. He was an exemplary student attending Homestead High School, Indiana University and IPFW where he received his Bachelor degree with Distinguished Honors in Science and Biology from...
View Tribute »

Robert A. (Red) Batchelder

January 10, 2015

Robert A. "Red" Batchelder, 94, passed away January 10, 2015. Surviving are his daughter-in-law, Vivian Batchelder; several nieces and nephews. Robert was preceded in death by parents, Jesse S. and Ida May (Kelker) Batchelder, spouse, Edna C. Batchelder, son, Dr. Robert C. Batchelder, sisters, Margaret E. Petty; Marjorie Flores; Gertrude Lebrato; Katherine Reinoehl; brothers, Emerson...
View Tribute »

Mary Ruth Alwine

January 10, 2015

Mary Ruth Alwine, 90, passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015. Surviving are her daughters, Deborah Kelley and Melody Nolder both of Fort Wayne; grandsons, Shawn Kelly Nolder and Heath B.J. Kelley; sister, Marilynn Mathias of Spring Hill, TN; brothers, James Alwine of Peru, IN and Marvin Alwine of Fort Wayne. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Adelbert and Jessie Alwine; sisters, Betty...
View Tribute »

Phyllis M. Landis

January 9, 2015

Phyllis M. Landis, 79, passed away Friday, January 9, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Austin, IN, Phyllis worked as a farmer for 32 years, retiring in 1996. She was a member of the Eagles in Ontonagon, MI. Surviving are her brother, Earl Landis of Fort Wayne, IN; sister, Catherine (James) Kruckeberg of Angola, IN; many nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Services on NE Indiana.
View Tribute »

Sara C. Young

January 9, 2015

Sara C. Young , 88, passed away Friday, January 9, 2015 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Uniontown, PA, Sara was a graduate of St Joseph College of Nursing of Baltimore MD in 1948, and worked as a Registered Nurse with St Joseph Hospital in Baltimore, MD for 20 years, retiring in 1965. She was a member of St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Churches in Naperville IL...
View Tribute »

Norma Gillespie

December 6, 1933 - January 9, 2015

Norma D Gillespie, 81, passed away Friday, January 9, 2015. Surviving are her children: Catherine Brookshire, Barbara Conley, Beverly Gunter, and William D. (Diana) Miller; 7 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; and sisters, Donna (Richard) Florea and Dorothy (Don) Frazier. Norma was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Gillespie; parents, Chester and Alta Nelson...
View Tribute »

Victor D. Arven, Jr.

January 8, 2015

Victor D Arven Jr., 82, passed away Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Rochester, IN, Victor worked as a Engineering Specialist with General Electric for 35 years, retiring in 1994. He enjoyed playing and watching golf and was an avid reader. Surviving are his wife, Linda Arven; daughters, Andrea O'Day and Victoria (Douglas) Rondot all of Fort Wayne, IN;...
View Tribute »

Milton (RC) Gray

January 8, 2015

Milton "RC" Gray , 83, passed away Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Lexington, AL, RC worked as a Supervisor with Morrill Motors for 31 years. Surviving are his wife, Edith Mae Gray of Fort Wayne; children: Jerry (Patricia) Gray of Wolcottville, IN, Connie Durnell, Brenda (Gregory) Biltz, Rickie (Sally) Gray, and Milton (Gloria) Gray, all of Fort Wayne; 18...
View Tribute »

Eugene (Gene) Dale Landin

January 8, 2015

Eugene "Gene" Dale Landin, 59, passed away Thursday, January 8, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Eugene worked as the director of purchasing with Navistar for 25 years, retiring in 2002. Most recently he was the owner and operator of the UPS Store, retiring in 2013. Surviving are his wife, Denise M. Oberley-Landin; mother, Phyllis (Vernon) Redding of Fort Wayne; sons, Matthew (Mindy)...
View Tribute »

Martha E. Long

January 8, 2015

Martha E. Long, 86, passed away Thursday, January 8, 2015. Martha worked as a secretary with Livingstone, Dildine, Haynie, Yoder for 12 years, retiring in 1984. Surviving are her daughter, Teresa (Richard) Johnson; son, Greg (Cheryl) Long; 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Martha was preceded in death by her parents Clair E. and Emily Bowman, husband of of 42 years, Edward Long....
View Tribute »

Eva M. Leis

January 8, 2015

Eva M. Leis, 94, went to be with her Heavenly Father on January 8, 2015. Surviving are her daughters, Vickie (Bruce) Gerbers; Sue (Niles) Pfafman; and Cathy Wilcoxon; 5 grandchildren;13 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-granddaughter; and brother, David (Ruth) Neuhouse. Eva was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Leis; parents, Joseph and Hattie Neuhouser; brother, Calvin Neuhouser;...
View Tribute »

Marjorie (Margie) Terry

January 8, 2015

Marjorie "Margie" Terry, 92, passed away Thursday, January 8, 2015, at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Margie worked for the Fort Wayne Credit Bureau for 30 years, retiring in 1987. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Surviving are her husband, William Terry of Fort Wayne; son, Richard W. (Sylvia) Terry of Fort Wayne; granddaughters, Dawn and Robyn...
View Tribute »

Daniel C. Harris-Fool

January 7, 2015

Daniel C. Harris-Fool , 33, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Oklahoma City, OK, Daniel served in the US Army from 2000- 2002. He currently worked as a LPN with Covington Manor NH in Ft. Wayne. Daniel enjoyed technology, playing video games, watching NetfFlix and was a avid movie buff. Daniel also liked to cook and grill for family and friends. ...
View Tribute »

Judy A. (Klages) Bauer

January 7, 2015

Judy A. (Klages) Bauer, 77, went to be with The Lord Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Judy was known for her great sense of humor, storytelling abilities and her love of cooking. She enjoyed her time with family and friends and all children. Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Clarence Bauer of Fort Wayne; son, Jeff (Beth) Bauer of...
View Tribute »

Lynda M. (Cafolla) BianRosa

January 7, 2015

Lynda M. (Cafolla) BianRosa, 65, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Yorkton, Canada, Lynda worked as a Housekeeper with Parkview for 8 years. She was a member of St Jude Catholic Church and enjoyed animals, bowling, and sitting by the pool. Surviving are her Son, Brian (Kimberly) BianRosa of Fort Wayne, IN; brother, Martin B. ...
View Tribute »

Lillian M. Rigsby

January 7, 2015

Lillian M. Rigsby, 82, peacefully slipped into the arms of Jesus January 7, 2015. Surviving are her husband, Gene Rigsby; daughters, Teresa (Dennis) Harper, Pam (Bill Fogle) Ware; grandchildren; Zack (Lyndsay), Travis (Jessica), Ashley, Tony, Alex, great-grandson that is on the way, Malcolm; sisters, Jean Allen; and Judy Broersma. Lillian was preceded in death by mother, Eunice Childers,...
View Tribute »

George H. Powell

January 7, 2015

George H. Powell, 86, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Born in Connersville, IN, George retired as an inspector with J.B. Tool & Die in 1993 and had previously worked for Bowmar Instruments in Waynedale. He was a US Army Korean War veteran and member of Huntington VFW and American Legion Post 241 Waynedale. George enjoyed tinkering, fixing things, working with his hands, helping people...
View Tribute »

Jeanne N. (Comer) Hahn

January 7, 2015

Jeanne N. (Comer) Hahn, 96, passed away January 7, 2015. Born in Elkhart, Jeanne worked for Howards for several years before retiring in 1985. Surviving are her daughters, Donna (Joe) Daniel, Marilyn Rafter; step-daughters, Jeanette (Galen) Drawbaugh; Jane (Robert) Turnbow; step-son, Dennis (Janet) Hahn; 4 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; several great and great-great-grandchildren and...
View Tribute »

Nancee L. (Brunner) Bryson

January 7, 2015

Nancee L. (Brunner) Bryson, 62, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, Nancee worked as an accountant with David L. Wade and Associates for 17 years. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, loved to travel, and loved spending time with family. Surviving are her husband, Neil A. Bryson of Fort Wayne; mother, Agnes Brunner of Fort Wayne; sons, Peter Bryson...
View Tribute »

Carol Jean Buckley Brown

January 6, 2015

Carol Jean Buckley Brown, age 81, passed away January 6, 2015. Carol is survived by her sister-in-law, Carol Wright; her nieces Elizabeth Till; Sue Spitler; and Nancy McGraw; nephews, James (Deborah) Buckley; Dr. Steven (Siobhain) Buckley; and William Buckley; as well as extended family, friends, and students who were touched by Carol's teaching. Carol was preceded in death by her...
View Tribute »

Ann Patricia Rice

January 6, 2015

Ann Patricia Rice , 89, passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Akron, OH, Ann was a loving homemaker for her family for many years. Surviving are her husband, William Rice; sons, Adam Rice of Fort Wayne and Matthew Rice of Ellington, FL; daughter, Abby Rice of Fort Wayne. Ann was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Bernice Schmock....
View Tribute »

Skyler R. DeCamp

January 6, 2015

Skyler R. DeCamp , 60, passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born January 26, 1954 in Kendallville, IN, Skyler graduated from Heritage HS in 1972 and earned a bachelors degree in architecture from Purdue University. He and his wife have owned the Grabill Inn Restaurant since 1977. His hobbies included golf, Indiana University Basketball, listening to the...
View Tribute »

Bobby J. Bellis

January 6, 2015

Bobby J. Bellis, 66, passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Bobby retired as a machine operator with General Electric after 45 years service. Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Rosemarie "Rosie" Bellis; daughters, Karen (Don) Hastings, and Michelle (Tim) Lauer, all of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Amanda Ferguson, Kyle McDaniel, Alysa Leininger, and Aaron Hastings; and great...
View Tribute »

Keith Edward Yoder, DDS

January 5, 2015

Keith Edward Yoder, DDS Keith Yoder, 78, was born on a farm in Elkhart County, Indiana in 1936 to Lowell and Thelma Yoder. He died on January 5, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. His elementary education was in a one-room schoolhouse taught by his great uncle and he went to Wakarusa High School. Following graduation from Goshen College in 1958 he attended Indiana University School...
View Tribute »

1 of 100 Recent Obituaries View More ยป

D O McComb and Sons
1140 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, IN 46805 map it

View Phone Number
Email Us
View Website

flowers logo
Flowers»

Click Here to Order Flowers, Sympathy Cards & Unique Gifts.