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Robert K. Pfundstein

December 12, 2017

Robert K. Pfundstein, 75, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, IL, Robert worked as a Hearing Aid Specialist with Hearcare Audiology and several other local businesses in Fort Wayne. He was a member of First Assembly of God, a volunteer with the outreach program for Hearcare and Fort Wayne Rescue Mission. He enjoyed singing and ministering at local nursing...
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Jerome J. (Jerry) Minnich

December 12, 2017

Jerome J. "Jerry" Minnich, 84, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Golden Years Homestead in Fort Wayne. Born in Bryant, IN, Jerry worked as a Printer/Technician with Fort Wayne Newspaper for many years, retiring in 1996. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church from 1964 to 1992 and coached CYO basketball at the school from 1971 to 1979. Presently, Jerry was a member of St. Charles...
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Michael Earl Pollock

December 11, 2017

Michael Earl Pollock , 65, passed away Monday, December 11, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Michael was born in Ft. Wayne, IN to the late William and Betty (Fisher) Pollock. Michael retired as a dispatcher from the New Haven police department. Michael was an avid fisherman and competed in Bass Fishing tournaments. He also loved NASCAR and Dale Eranhardt, Sr. ...
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Brian M. Shepard

December 11, 2017

Brian M Shepard, 51, passed away Monday, December 11, 2017 at I.U Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN and graduated from Leo HS in 1985. Brian was a self-employed flooring contractor with for several years and also worked security at Pierre's Entertainment Center for over 20 years. He was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. ...
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Robert (Bob) Olinger

December 11, 2017

Robert "Bob" Olinger, 84, passed away on December 11, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on October 15, 1933, the son of the late Leo and Edith Olinger. Bob attended Purdue University, where he obtained his degree in pharmacology. He worked until retirement at Walgreens. In his spare time he enjoyed spending time outdoors, and spending time with friends and family. Surviving are his wife of 60...
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Mildred E. Hair

December 11, 2017

Mildred E. Hair, 70, passed away on December 11, 2017. She was born in Battle Creek, Michigan on December 27, 1946, the daughter of the late Stewart and Audrey (Cavinder) Spindlow. When Mildred was working she worked at the Hilton, downtown Fort Wayne. Mildred loved flowers, nature, and wind chimes. She was a member of Broadway Christian Church. Surviving; Melissa (Mark) Miller, Robert (Stephanie...
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Scott H. Putt

December 11, 2017

Scott H. Putt, 76, passed away Monday, December 11, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Scott worked as a supervisor with GE for 26 years, retiring in 2004 from Phelps Dodge. He was a member of American Legion Post 241 and the Eagles. Scott enjoyed bird watching and the outdoors. As a young man he was an excellent marksman. He was a loving dad and grandpa and will be...
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Dolores I. Nine

December 10, 2017

Dolores I. Nine, 82, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Coventry Meadows LLC in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Dolores worked as an executive secretary with Wabash Fiber Box Company for 31 years, retiring in 1997. The Fort Wayne native was a life-long member of Emmaus Lutheran Church. Dolores enjoyed working in her flower gardens, sewing, and reading. She loved spending time with her...
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Carla S. Parnin

December 9, 2017

Carla S. Parnin, 66, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Blackwell, OK, Carla worked as a business analyst with Quadrant for over 20 years. She loved her 2 dogs, Tia and Annie; she enjoyed traveling, singing, reading, gardening, and listening to music. Surviving are her husband, Jeffrey Parnin of New Haven, IN; mother, Wanda Robinson of Lawton, OK; sisters, Kristy...
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Leslie Anne Gfell

December 9, 2017

Leslie Anne Gfell, 35, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Leslie graduated from New Haven High School. She was a loving mother who cared deeply for her children. Surviving are her father, Gregory (Dian) Gfell of Fort Wayne; mother Janice Gfell of New Haven; daughter, Renea Gfell; son, Devonte Gfell; fiancee, Wesley McConnehey; sister, Amanda Hawk of FL;...
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Tamara (Tammy) Arnold

December 8, 2017

Tamara "Tammy" Arnold, 71, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Tammy was the daughter of the late Joe Pittenger Sr., and Jeanette Shultz. Tammy owned and operated Fantasy Beauty Salon for over 30 years prior to her retirement in 2015. Tammy enjoyed reading and enjoyed being in Florida at Port St. Lucie. Surviving are her daughter, Audra Moore of Columbia City;...
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Joan Veronica Mostes

December 8, 2017

Joan Veronica Wilde Mostes, 86 of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on December 8, 2017 at Covington Manor Health Center. Joan was born October 20, 1931, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she spent her formative years in the Olney neighborhood of the city with parents Carl Wilde and Veronica (Dagney) Wilde. As a young woman, Joan worked at the Philadelphia Naval Depot, where she met Ettore...
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Ealnor E. Shannon

December 7, 2017

Ealnor E. Shannon, 92, passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Ealnor worked as a pre-school teacher with Rome City Pre-School for 12 years, retiring in 1987. Surviving are her son, Dave (Sherry) Shannon of Fort Wayne; daughter, Ronda S. (Steve) Souers of Fort Wayne; and granddaughter, Mechelle Schebig. Ealnor was preceded in...
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Richard (Ricky) Hockenberry III

December 7, 2017

Richard Hockenberry III "Ricky", 41, passed away December 7, 2017. Arrangements by D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home.
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Gregory L. Albright

December 7, 2017

Gregory L. Albright, 59, passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017, in Fort Wayne. Born in Downey, CA, Greg enjoyed making people laugh and entertaining friends as a magician. He was a faithful member of Northeast Christian Church and served as a counselor with Teen Challenge Adventure Camp in Colorado. Greg will be remembered for the empathy he had for all people, especially children. His life...
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Joanne B. Lantz, PhD

December 6, 2017

Joanne B. Lantz, PhD, 85, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Heritage Pointe of Fort Wayne surrounded by her family. Born in Defiance, OH, Joanne attended and graduated from Central High School, Fort Wayne IN. She continued her education at the University of Indianapolis, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education, followed by a Masters in Counseling from Indiana...
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Gregory McCulloch

December 6, 2017

Gregory McCulloch, 40, passed away on, December 6, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 28, 1976. He worked at Art Iron for 15 years. He enjoyed online gaming, and had many friends all over the U.S. Greg loved animals, especially his dogs. He enjoyed listening to music, drawing, art, and using his imagination. Greg and his daughter, Charlee loved watching Classic Movies together. Greg...
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Norma Jean Brunson

December 6, 2017

Norma Jean Brunson, 96, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Miller's Merry Manor in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Garrett, IN, to the late Walter Arthur Sr, and Martha Catherine Smith, Norma graduated from Garrett HS in 1939. She was the owner and operated the Silhouette Beauty Salon in Kendallville for many years. Surviving are her son, Michael Brent (Debbie) Brunson of Plano, TX;...
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Lynn Hoskins

December 6, 2017

Lynn Hoskins , 64, passed away December 6, 2017 at Visiting Nurse . Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Mary Ellen Metzger

December 5, 2017

Mary Ellen Metzger, 75, a former resident of Ossian, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. She was a resident of Fort Wayne at the time of her death. Survivors include a son, Donald D. (Theresa) Metzger of Indianapolis; a daughter, Debra K. (Greg) Milholland of Bluffton; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Nadine Roach of Fort Wayne; and a brother, Richard Parker of Fort Wayne. Her...
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Eugene F. Curran

December 5, 2017

Eugene F. Curran, 74, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, IL, Eugene worked as a Senior Claim Consultant with GE Medical Protective Company for 30 years, retiring in 2007. He served his country as a member of the US Army. Eugene was an active member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church where he sang in the church choir and served in the youth ministry. He...
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Cynthia L. (Cindy) Haines

December 5, 2017

Cynthia L. "Cindy" Haines, 66, passed away on December 5, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 11, 1950, the daughter of the late Eugene Haines. Cindy was an avid college basketball fan, her favorite team being Duke. She also enjoyed watching the Colts and Denver Broncos. She loved spending time with her family, and enjoyed making memories with her grandchildren. She was kind, caring,...
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Walter A. Werner

December 5, 2017

Walter A. Werner , 94, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017.Born in Waterloo, IN, Walter worked as a designer with Magnavox and ITT for 25 years, while building a rental real estate business. He was an avid harmonica player. Surviving are his daughter, Nancy (Mervyn) Faris of Sarasota, FL, grandchild, Benjamin Faris of Sarasota, FL, partner, Marilyn Caprioni of Fort Wayne, IN. Walter was...
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Marilyn Jean Vorndran

December 5, 2017

Marilyn Jean Vorndran, born December 17, 1927, died peacefully at home on December 5, 2017. She was a 1946 North Side graduate. Marilyn worked at Parkview Hospital and had 21 years of service. She attended St. Jude Catholic Church since 1946. Marilyn loved everyone she came into contact with and she will be missed greatly. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert Vorndran; son Tim ...
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Harold (Babe) L. Gerardot

December 5, 2017

Harold "Babe" L. Gerardot, 92, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Harold worked at Navistar for 38 years, retiring in 1982. He attended Alliance Community Church, and enjoyed his cottage at Lake George during the summer. Surviving are his daughters, Linda (Paul) Lutz, and Carol (Robert) Fahrenbach both of Fort Wayne; 4 grandchildren, 7 great...
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Everett Lloyd (Brownie) Brown

December 5, 2017

Everett Lloyd Brown("Brownie") 86, of Fort Wayne and previously of The Villages, FL and Payne, OH, passed away on December 5, 2017. Everett was born on May 15, 1931 in Monroeville, IN to the late Nellie Baker Brown Beezley and Lawrence Brown. Everett retired from the Air Force in 1972 after serving for 20 years as a meteorologist. He continued his work as a meteorologist with the Civil Service at...
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Frederick G. Ingram

December 4, 2017

Frederick G. Ingram, 76, passed away on December 4, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on May 15, 1941, the son of the late Charles and Jennie Ingram. Fred served in the US Navy as a E5 Second Class Radar Man until 1968. He retired from B.F. Goodrich in 2003. Fred was a member of St. James Lutheran Church. In his spare time he enjoyed building and working on computers, electronics, and radios....
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Amzire Sims

December 3, 2017

Amzire Sims, 80, passed away on December 3, 2017. He was born May 20, 1937 in Uniontown, AL to the late Roland and Gracie (Wimes) Sims. Amzire retired from GM 2005. He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Mamie Knox-Sims; children; Sandra L. (Terry) McGinnis, Alyce Sims-Franklin, Randy Sims; stepchildren, Mary Jo, Larry, Gregory, Reggie, Eddie Knox; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren;...
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Orvin L. Schlegel

December 3, 2017

Orvin L. Schlegel, 78, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Beloit, KS, Orvin worked as a teacher for 45 years, retiring in 2004. He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Schlegel of Fort Wayne; son, Keith (CoLette) Schlegel of New Haven; brother, Ronald (Enid) Schlegel of Myrtle Beach, SC; sister,...
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Mitchell R. Kurtz

December 2, 2017

Mitchell R. Kurtz, 58, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Mitchell worked as a factory worker with several local companies. Surviving are his mother, Carol Packard; brothers, Michael Kurtz and Matthew Kurtz all of Fort Wayne. Mitchell was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Robert Kurtz, and step-father, Arthur Packard. Service is 10:30 am,...
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Leah Hager

December 2, 2017

Leah R. Hager, 95, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017 at The Cedars in Leo-Cedarville. She was born in Rural Debalb County, IN, to the late George A. and Evelyn A. Sebert. Leah graduated from Waterloo HS in 1940. She was a Cook with East Allen Community Schools for 20 years, retiring in 1990. She was a member of Leo United Methodist Church and the U.M.W. Evening Circle. Leah was a volunteer...
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Elizabeth Sorge

December 2, 2017

Elizabeth Sorge, 79, passed away December 2, 2017. She was born in Albion, IN on October 18, 1938, the daughter of the late Thurman and Mary Lois Radcliffe. Surviving are her sons, Randy (Lisa) Sorge of Fort Wayne, Rick Sorge of Mechanicsburg, OH; grandchildren, Leah (Greg) Bunn, Cory (Thai) Elmer, Joshua (Chelsea Cox) Sorge; and great-grandson, Trey Bunn; siblings, Kent (Gloria) Radcliffe,...
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John C. Suelzer

December 1, 2017

John C. Suelzer, 71, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, John worked for Carpet One Floor and Home for over 33 years. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, and the Knights of Columbus. Surviving are his wife of over 50 years, Judith Suelzer; son, Anthony (Lisa) Suelzer; daughter, Michelle (Greg) Pollick all of Fort Wayne; 2 grandchildren...
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Heather (TT) Marie Dudley

November 30, 2017

Heather "TT" Marie Dudley , 34, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Erik Dudley; mother, Tammy Deems, father, Kevin Porter, brothers, Jason Porter and Lonnie Gardner, Jr. of Fort Wayne, sister, Melody Gardner of Fort Wayne, son, Ryan Eldrige daughter, Tailynn Lee, niece, Aleeonna grandmothers, Phyllis Hoagland and Janice French,...
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Don Rayl

November 30, 2017

Don Rayl, 82, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Seymour, IN, Don worked as a truck driver with Consolidated Frieghtways for 35 years. He was a Mason and past teamster. Don was the receiver of the 3 million mile safe driving award and honorably served in the United States Navy. Surviving are his beloved wife of 62 years, Patricia ...
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Patrick D. Plank

November 30, 2017

Patrick D. Plank, 81, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Parkview Hospice Randallia in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Amos D. and Josephine D. Plank. Patrick graduated from North Side High School in1955 and attended Purdue University. He served in the Army as a Staff Sgt. Patrick worked as a Machine Operator with Dana Corporation for 20 years, retiring in 2002,...
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Jerre F. Harding, Sr.

November 30, 2017

Jerre F. Harding Sr., 70 passed away on November 30, 2017. He was born March 19, 1947 in Perry County, IN, the son of the late Anthony and Ollie "Lucille" Harding. He was a 1965 graduate of North Side High School. Jerre was a retired CNC programmer, retiring in 2009. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, going to State Parks and Fishing. Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Susan Harding; children,...
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Gene A. Pelter

November 29, 2017

Gene A. Pelter, 82, left this physical world, Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Lutheran Life Villages, Pine Valley. He was born on October 15, 1935 in Washington D.C. After his honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force, he moved his young family to Fort Wayne to work at Magnavox. Soon after, he began his life long career in car sales. From Studebaker, to Buick, Nissan, or Oldsmobile, if Gene...
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Elsie Lavine Dougherty

November 29, 2017

Elsie Lavine Dougherty, 101, a beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at the Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. She will be mourned by all who have enjoyed her infectious laugh and since of humor. She was born in Quincy, Michigan on October 3, 1916 to the late Arthur and Ida Bowerman. Elsie graduated from Quincy High School and attended...
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James Herbert Mennewisch

November 29, 2017

James Herbert Mennewisch, 92, passed away on November 29, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on October 17, 1925, the son of the late Herbert and Minnie Mennewisch. James was honorably discharged from the US Navy as a Pharmacist's Mate Second Class in 1946. He was a member of the American Legion, and the Navy Club in New Haven, IN. He retired as the cost control manager of the government...
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Patricia A. Gerke

November 28, 2017

Patricia A. Gerke, 85, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Allen County IN, to the late Harold and Dorothy Lewis. Patricia graduated from Central High School in 1950. She was a bookkeeper for Fruehauf Trailer and later became an LPN and worked at Parkview Memorial Hospital for over 10 years. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church of...
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James C. Coen

November 28, 2017

James C. Coen, 72, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Jim was born in Prince George's County, Maryland in 1945 to Wilma and Clair Coen. Jim graduated from North Side high school in 1962, and graduated from Michigan State University. He then served in the US army in the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. He returned to Fort Wayne and worked...
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Doris Weisheit

November 28, 2017

Doris Weisheit, 88, formerly of Ft. Wayne, died Tuesday, November 28th at Putnam Farms Assisted Living in Danvers, MA. Doris was born August 15th, 1929 to Louis and Mary (Fox) Phillips in Montezuma, Indiana. She graduated from Montezuma High School in 1947. On May 10th, 1947, she married Carl H. Weisheit. They were married for 61 years at the time of his death in 2008. Doris worked for a...
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Barbara A. Vonderhaar

November 28, 2017

Barbara A. Vonderhaar, 86, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at St. Anne's Nursing Home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Born in Fort Wayne, she graduated from Central Catholic High School and married her husband of 62 years, Arthur J. Vonderhaar. She worked briefly for Lincoln Nation Life Insurance Company before leaving to raise their six children. Barbara was a dedicated caregiver as a wife,...
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Justin E. (Barney) Arata, MD

November 27, 2017

Justin E. (Barney) Arata, MD, 96 of Fort Wayne, passed away on November 27, 2017. He was born in Mishawaka, IN on October 31, 1921 and was the son of Alphonsus P. and Mary Geneva (Schroeder) Arata. Dr. Arata graduated from St. Monica Elementary School and Mishawaka High School, where he lettered in football. He completed his undergraduate work at Indiana University, in Bloomington, where he...
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Deborah Bauer

November 26, 2017

Deborah Bauer, 55, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017. She was born on May 11, 1962. Surviving are her daughter, Brittany Seitz; and grandchildren, Briyanna, Alayna, and L.J. A celebration of life will be held December 16, 2017 from 12pm to 2pm at the American Legion Post 47, 601 Reed Road Fort Wayne, IN 46815. Arrangements by D.O. McComb and Sons.
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Danette Kristine Barlow

November 26, 2017

Danette Kristine Barlow, 44, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017 in Irving Texas. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Danette graduated from Paul Harding High School. She had been working as a CNA with Medical City Plano prior to her passing. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend and will be missed by all who knew her. She enjoyed reading, watching reality tv, cooking, taking care of...
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Kazuo Togashi

November 26, 2017

Kazuo Togashi passed away November 26, 2017 and was born in Keaau, Hawaii along with his 2 sisters and 3 brothers. He fought in the Korean War in the Tank division as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army. After coming back from his service, he met his wife Doris Uyeda and got married in Hawaii. Soon after that, he and his newly wedded wife moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1956, where he pursued a Chemical...
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B. Willene Hanson

November 26, 2017

B. Willene Hanson, 91, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Heritage Corner Health Care in Bowling Green, Ohio where she had lived for the past two years. She was born in Ackerman, MS, to the late William Victor and Onie Henderson. Willene was a resident of Fort Wayne, IN since 1967 and worked as a Sales Clerk with Fred Toenges Shoes for 20 years, retiring in 1994. She was a founding...
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Mary T. Barnes

November 26, 2017

Mary T. Barnes, 70, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Mary worked as a teacher at St. Jude Catholic School and Bishop Dwenger High School, and most recently she served as the Director of Religious Education at St. Jude. She was a faithful member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Surviving are her husband, Mike Barnes of Fort Wayne; her children, Michael (Amy...
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Lawrence (Larry) Earl Thiele

November 25, 2017

Lawrence "Larry" Earl Thiele, 72, serenely passed into the Arms of the Lord November 25, 2017 at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne. Larry was born June 25, 1945 to the late Marie (Bowman) and Fritz Slaughter in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Larry at the age of nine was adopted over the phone including his older sisters by now step-father Earl Thiele. Larry graduated from Central High School class of 1964...
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Ayden Bernard

November 25, 2017

Ayden Bernard, 12, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. He was born on May 14, 2005. Ayden was an inspiration and amazed everyone around him. His smile was contagious, he will be missed greatly. Surviving are his parents, Keith and Donnita Bernard of Fort Wayne; brothers, Justin Bernard of Fort Bliss, TX and Jason (Christina) Bernard of Madison,...
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Paul Bouza

November 24, 2017

Paul Bouza passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 at Eagle Valley Meadows in Indianapolis. Paul Alan Bouza, 64, passed away on Friday November 24, 2017. He was born on February 20, 1953 in Talcahuano, Chile, to the late Manuel and Elsie Bouza. He was preceded in death by his brother Douglas. Paul spent his early childhood in Chile; completing his formative years in the Detroit, Michigan area. Paul...
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Stephen Ignace II

November 24, 2017

Stephen Ignace II, 72, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Derby, CT, Stephen worked as a software engineer with Raytheon for 46 years, retiring in 2011. He was a member of Purdue Alumni. Stephen received his bachelors from Indiana Tech, then attended Purdue University where he received his Master's Degree. He loved his grandchildren, enjoyed drawing, building model...
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Margaret (Peggy) Koester

November 24, 2017

Margaret "Peggy" Koester, 92, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, the Rosary Society, and the Marians. Surviving are her seven sons, Bill, Jim (Maureen), Bob (Lynn), Rick, Dennis (Betty), Brian (Cindy), and Kevin (Sue); three daughters, Maureen Babbs, Kathleen Botteron, Beth Anne (Tony) Mohr; 24 grandchildren;...
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Franklin Hurt

November 24, 2017

Franklin "Harry" Hurt, Sr., 80, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Harrisburg, PA, Franklin retired as a local business owner. He proudly served his country as US Navy veteran. Harry was a member American Legion Post 47. He enjoyed golfing, boating, and IU sports. Surviving are his daughter, Michelle (Jim) McClain; son, F. Harry (Michelle) Hurt, II. both of Fort Wayne; 4...
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Angeline Rose Strahm

November 24, 2017

ANGELINE ROSE STRAHM "ANGIE", 86, of Fort Wayne, Ind., died peacefully Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 at home, surrounded by her family. Born on Dec. 23, 1930 in Fort Wayne, Ind., she was a daughter of James and Mary Perrella. She spent her early years at St. Vincent Villa orphanage along with her brothers and sisters. She worked for 43 years and retired from Magnavox/Raytheon in Fort Wayne. Her children...
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Sammie S. Zelt

November 24, 2017

Sammie S. Zelt, 75, passed away on November 24, 2017. She was born on November 24, 1942, the daughter of the late DeCarroll and Nada Brown. She was born, raised, and married in Cromwell, IN., and has lived in Fort Wayne for 56 years. She worked for 25 years at Super Market Services in Fort Wayne before her retirement. Sammie enjoyed traveling, spending time with her family, watching sports,...
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Marie P. Monhollen

November 24, 2017

Marie P. Monhollen, 89, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 at Parkview Noble Hospital. Born in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the Late Emberson and Mabel F. (Putt) Hunt. Marie worked as a seamstress for the Bennett Manufacturing Co. Surviving are her, daughter, Gerry (Clay) Herendeen, Albion; sister Cleo F. Kelley, Fort Wayne; grandchildren; Steve Bowers, Katrina Richards, Don Richards...
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Janet Lois Jauch

November 24, 2017

Janet Lois Jauch, 83, passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on September 14, 1934, the daughter of the late Severt and Louise Winje. Janet was a graduate of North Side High School, and a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. She enjoyed playing tennis, bowling, and was an avid bridge player. Janet was a devoted Catholic, and enjoyed volunteering her...
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Dorothy P. Fyock

November 24, 2017

Dorothy P. Fyock, 93, of Fort Wayne entered into the arms of her savior Jesus Christ, Friday morning after a brief battle with cancer. Dorothy was born September 13, 1924 to the late Eugene and Dorothy (Adamski) Palmer. Dorothy worked as a secretary for Allied Industrial Supply, Taylor Martin Paper, and Allen County Rehabilitation Center. Dorothy leaves behind her sons; David (Luanna), Douglas ...
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Ireland Marie Harner

November 23, 2017

Infant, Ireland Marie Harner, was stillborn, November 23, 2017 at Dupont Hospital. She is survived by her mother, Devon McGue and father, Kenneth Harner. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Rd.
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Jane Patricia Horgan McGinnis

November 23, 2017

Jane Patricia Horgan McGinnis, 69, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017 in Alabama. Born in Detroit, MI, Jane graduated from Our Lady of Mercy High School and attended Eastern Michigan University. She worked as a Mortgage Broker with American Home Buyers for many years. Surviving are her father, James F. Horgan of Fort Wayne; spouse, William McGinnis; daughter, Melissa (Tim) Dell of...
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Jacob Ryan Walerko

November 23, 2017

Jacob Ryan Walerko, 25, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Columbia City, IN, Jacob worked at several locations around Fort Wayne including Meijer and IHOP. He was a member of the First Baptist of Mentone Youth Group, and the NRA. Jacob enjoyed spending time outdoors camping and hunting. Most of all he enjoyed volunteering at the local animal shelter where he cared...
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Ronald L. Barnhart

November 23, 2017

Ronald L. Barnhart, age 90, was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 surrounded by his loving family in his home. Born and raised in Churubusco, IN, he went to Huntertown H.S. and later served with the Merchant Marines in WW II and the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. After returning from war he began work at Home Telephone (GTE) where he remained for 36 years...
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Dorothy Stavreti

November 23, 2017

Dorothy Stavreti , 78, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017, in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Dorothy worked as a Teacher Assistant & School Secretary with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 15 years, retiring in 1994. She was a very active member of St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church, a Choir Member for over 50 years, Women's Guild secretary for many years and a past board member. She...
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Mary W. Armstrong

November 22, 2017

Mary W. Armstrong, 85, died Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Parkview Hospice. Born in St. Joseph, MI, she was the daughter of Arch and Anna Mae Hooker. She attended Barat College in Lake Forest, IL. In 1969 she and her husband, Paul "Curly" Armstrong purchased Curly Armstrong's Village Inn on Bluffton Road in Fort Wayne. After Curly's death in 1983, Mary continued to operate the tavern for more...
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Grace J. Favory

November 22, 2017

Grace J. Favory, 84, passed away on November 22, 2017. She was born on June 25, 1933, in Fort Wayne, IN, the daughter of the late Harry and Erma Nitz. Grace was always caring of other people, and her unwavering faith in God will not be forgotten. Grace is survived by her son; Charles (Cyndi) A. Favory; grandsons, Matthew (Amanda) Favory, Kyle Favory; an 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in...
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Georgia Johnson Hicks

November 22, 2017

Georgia Johnson Hicks, 94, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017 in Fort Wayne. She was born on August, 3, 1923. She was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Surviving are her sons, David A. (Janice) Johnson, Eric G. (JoAnn) Johnson, and Eugene C. (Laura) Johnson all of Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren. Georgia was preceded in...
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Evelyn (Gitsa Yancheff) Toscos

November 22, 2017

Evelyn Toscos (born as Gitsa Yancheff), Passed Away Wednesday November 22, 2017 at Chapman Place, Ft Wayne 1/22/1931 - 11/22/2017 Born Gitsa Yancheff (maiden name) on January 22, 1931 in the small village of Vissinia, near the town of Kastoria, in northern Greece. She was the only child of Boris Yancheff and Slavka (maiden name Kotchoff). In 1947, after WWII, Evelyn and her mother took an...
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Grace A. Colburn

March 28, 1910 - November 21, 2017

GRACE A. COLBURN, 107, passed peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, at Saint Anne Home. Born March 28, 1910, in Indianapolis, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Dr. Frank Abbett and Kathleen Bannon Abbett. Grace graduated from Tudor Hall, Indianapolis, Ind., and married Harry H. Colburn in 1938. In 1955, they moved to Fort Wayne where she managed the millinery department at Wolf & Dessauer,...
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Thomas G. (Jim) (Smitty) (Big Wobble) Smith

November 21, 2017

Thomas G. "Jim" "Smitty" "Big Wobble" Smith, 86, went to be with the love of his life Eleanor peacefully on, Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Born in Lisbon, OH, Smitty worked as a plant manager with Zollner Pistons for 40 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of The Chapel and downtown YMCA 42 years. Smitty was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing racquetball at the YMCA. Smitty enjoyed fishing on...
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Pearless Robert (Junie) Johnson, Jr.

November 21, 2017

Pearless Robert "Junie" Johnson Jr., passed away on November 21, 2017. He was born in Tell City, IN, on August 20, 1936, the son of the late Pearless Robert Johnson Sr. and Margaret Howard. Junie served in the US Air Force, and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant in 1960. He enjoyed fishing, puzzles, spending time with his family. Surviving are his companion of 60 years, Margaret...
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Virgil N. Bixler

November 20, 2017

Rev. Virgil N. Bixler, 93, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017. Born in Elkton, MI, Virgil worked as pastor of Missionary Churches in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana for over 50 years. Surviving are his spouse, Leona Bixler; daughter, Sheryl (Timothy) Steiner of Archbold, OH, son, Jay (Deborah) Bixler of Lafayette, CA, daughter, Joy (Rex) Forbes of Fort Wayne, IN, 6 grandchildren,...
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Scott Allen Kemerer

November 20, 2017

Scott Allen Kemerer, passed away on November 20, 2017. He was born in Paulding, OH on May 25, 1969. Scott enjoyed listening to Rock n Roll and Heavy Metal music, and attending concerts. He also enjoyed watching wrestling, and singing karaoke. Surviving are his mother, Diane Sliger; loving companion, Mitsy Durham; brothers, Mark (Julie) Kemerer, David Kemerer; niece, Zoe Kemerer; several aunts and...
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Nancy Scheffer

November 20, 2017

Nancy Scheffer, 83, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Nancy enjoyed caring for her family as a homemaker and spending time with her family and friends at Crooked Lake. Her ability to listen with empathy and give wise counsel will be missed. Surviving are her children, Elizabeth Krauskopf of Fort Wayne, Michael Scheffer of Sarasota, FL, and Jane (Christopher) Miller of...
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Juanita M. Weber

November 20, 2017

Juanita M. Weber, 94, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Juanita worked as a Directory Assistance Operator with GTE for 38 years, retiring in 1986. She was a life-long member of St. John Lutheran Church and Quilting Club. Juanita was a 1941 graduate of Central High School. She loved reading and listening to music. Surviving are her sister-in-law, Martha...
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Harry (Bud) W. Francies

November 20, 2017

Harry "Bud" W. Francies, 93, passed away on November 20, 2017. He was born on April 8, 1924 in Fort Wayne, IN. He worked as a Truck Driver for over 35 years and was named a million mile driver, accident free during his time working. After his retirement he went on to work part time for Securitas for about 10 years. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion. Bud was honorably discharged from...
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Rose Johnston

November 20, 2017

Rose Johnston, 100, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born October 30, 1917 in Detroit, MI, she co-owned The Oyster Bar downtown Fort Wayne in the 1950's. Rose enjoyed sewing, cooking, and 18 holes of golf with her friends at Pine Valley Golf Course. For years she walked miles each day at Fort Meyer's Beach. Her family always looked forward to going to Gran's on Sunday for her...
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Emily (Jean) Gump

November 20, 2017

Emily "Jean" Gump, 91, passed away on November 20, 2017. She was born in Rural Allen County, Indiana on September 4, 1926, the daughter of the late William and Anna Maloney. She was a member of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church and Society. She is survived by her children, Paul Gump of Chicago, IL, Peter (Jessica) Gump of Offalon, MO, Jocille (Terry) Donahue of Centreville, VA, Joyce ...
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Phyllis Anne Bailey

November 18, 2017

Phyllis Anne Bailey, 73, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017. Born in Escanaba, Michigan, Phyllis was the daughter of the late Henry Carr and Adelle Parks. Phyllis was the owner and operator of Three Generations Unlimited for 30 years prior to her retirement in 2015. Phyllis was full of energy and had a "Do Not Give Up Attitude." Her sassy and spunky sense of humor will be missed. She...
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Rita C. Childers

November 18, 2017

Rita C. Childers, 96, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Woodview Assisted Living in Fort Wayne. She was a native and liftetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN and born to the late Maurice and Eleanor Murchland. She graduated from South Side HS in 1939. She enjoyed music, playing the organ, tending to her flowers and house plants and caring for her pets. Rita was a devoted mother, grandmother...
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Phyllis North

November 18, 2017

Phyllis North, 75, passed away on November 18, 2017. She was born in Middlesboro, KY on October 11, 1942, the daughter of the late William and Lillie Marsee. Surviving are her siblings, Iris B. King, William H. Marsee Jr., Janet L. Marsee all of Fort Wayne; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar H. North; and her daughter Lisa A. North. Funeral...
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Stephan Craig " Steve" Burton

November 18, 2017

Stephan Craig "Steve" Burton, 75, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Steve was the son of the late Clyde and Marie (Calcoff) Burton. Steve graduated from South Side High School, class of 1961 where he was active in basketball, football, and track. During the summers he played baseball where he competed in the Pony League World Series in Williamsburg, PA in...
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Barbara Jean (nee Harris) Larimer

April 18, 1931 - November 17, 2017

Barbara Jean Larimer nee Harris, 86, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 in Fort Wayne with her husband and daughters by her side. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Barbara worked with Parkview Hospital for 16 years. She was a member of First Wayne Street United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Jack Larimer of Fort Wayne; daughters, Claudia (William) Cappelli, and Laura (Doug...
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Robert E. Simmons

November 17, 2017

Robert E. Simmons, 78, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Robert worked as a warehouse operator with Ridge Napa for 45 years. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Army. Surviving are his 3 sons, Quinn Simmons, Joseph (Rachel) Wilhelm both of Fort Wayne, and Tae Murphy of Kihei, HI; brothers, Dave (Rita) Simmons of Auburn, IN, and Steve ...
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Ryan Matthew Kelly

November 16, 2017

Ryan Matthew Kelly, 24, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Ryan is the son of Matthew and Debra (Heckman) Kelly. Ryan attended Homestead High School and Herron School of Art in Indianapolis. He had been working at Kelly Box and Kelly Advertising. Ryan had so many gifts, one being his abilities in art. He enjoyed drawing, creating sculptures, and surrounding...
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Manuel "Jungle JIm" Rivera

July 22, 1921 - November 14, 2017

Manuel Joseph "Jungle Jim" Rivera, 96, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Born in New York, NY, Jim was the son of the late Gregory and Mary (Veranco) Rivera. "Big Jim" or "Jungle Jim" were his nicknames given to him during his 10 year baseball career. He played for the Chicago White Sox from 52-61 and was a key part in the 1959 pennant winning team. He led the majors in triples in 1955...
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Norbert A. Minick

November 14, 2017

Norbert A. Minick, 74, returned to his heavenly Father Tuesday, November 14, 2017. He was born April 17, 1943 to the late Leo and Catherine Minick. He attended St. Henry's Catholic Church where he was a Mass server and Lector. Norbert served his country as a member of the US Army as a SP4 - E4. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1961. Norbert worked for North American Van...
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David B. Martz

November 13, 2017

David B. Martz , 61, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his daughter, Deanna Robertson of Pollock, LA, and his significant other, Diana Ervin of Fort Wayne. Service is 2:00 pm, Monday, November 27, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Ave with calling one hour prior. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsonscom.
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Pamela Kaye Smith

November 13, 2017

Pamela Kaye Smith, 62, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017. Born in Chillicothe, Ohio, Pamela is the daughter of Ronald and Evelyn Smith who survive. Pamela was in the banking industry throughout her career, which began while she was a senior in high school. She worked her way up to Senior Mortgage Underwriter. She attended Faith Baptist Church, and belong to Planet Fitness. She loved...
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Robert W. (Bob) Mock

November 13, 2017

Robert W. "Bob" Mock, 80, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Bob was the son of the late George and Matilda (Heberle) Mock. He graduated from Central High School and served our country as a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Bob worked for Paramount Paper Tube then later retired from GTE after 24 years of service. He then worked for Kelley Auto Services for...
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Rita A. Minnich

November 13, 2017

Rita A Minnich, 74, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 surrounded by her family in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Rita was a devout parishioner of Our Lady of Good Hope. She was a devout mother, grandmother, and wife who was strong in her faith, and had a passion for life. She was giving, loving, kind-hearted, and had a great sense of humor. Rita kept close ties with her life-long friends....
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Marquize T. Moore, Jr.

November 12, 2017

Marquize T Moore Jr., 8 Days, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born on November 4, 2017. Surviving are his mother, Kerisha Sheets of Fort Wayne; father, Marquize Moore; sister, Janyla Horton; grandmother, Tamika Moore; great-grandmother, Maxcine M.-Dunning; grandmother, Alan (Tonya) Sheets; grandfather, George Harden; grandmother,...
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Robin Kent La Rue

November 12, 2017

REV. ROBIN KENT La RUE, 75, received his eternal reward Sunday, November 12, surrounded by his family, caregivers, and friends. Born in Goshen, Ind., he was the son of the late Deane and Elsa La Rue. Robin loved his Savior, Jesus, his wife, Rosemary, who preceded him in death, and his children. Robin pastored multiple Mennonite, CM&A, and Church of the Brethren congregations in Indiana and...
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Barbara A. Becker

November 12, 2017

Barbara A. Becker returned to her Heavenly Father November 12, 2017. She was born on October 26, 1934, in the living room of the home her grandfather built in Aboite Township. She was the daughter of Doris and Margaret (McMaken) VanHoozen, who preceded her in death. She grew up on a forty-acre family farm with her younger sister Joyce (Ken) Offord and brother Richard (Debbie) VanHoozen, who both...
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Harold (Gene) Ellis

November 12, 2017

Harold "Gene" Ellis , 91, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Crawfordsville, IN, Gene owned his own line striping and sealing company, Line Design. He also served as an Indiana State Trooper and served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force during WWII. Gene was a member of the Mizpah Shriners. Surviving are his 2 granddaughters, Leslie (Adam) Baron, and...
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Tyler Gerard Fuller

November 11, 2017

Infant, Tyler Gerard Fuller , passed away November 11, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his mother, Gabrielle Fuller. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Cameron Michael Faor

November 11, 2017

Cameron Michael Faor, 23, passed away peacefully Saturday November 11, 2017 at his home in Fort Wayne. Cameron worked as a welder with APR Allen Plastics Repair and had a passion for cutting hair. A beloved son and friend, he will be remembered by his beautiful eyes and smile. The way he could light up any room just by walking into it. Wherever he was, he was always making you laugh. He...
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Jean Ellison

November 11, 2017

Jean Ellison , 87, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Park Place Senior Living in Ft. Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Jean was a member of St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. She was a beloved mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed. Special thanks to the staff of Park Place Senior Living for the loving care given to Jean. Surviving are her children, Laurie (Fred) Stevens of Celina,...
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