Our Obituaries

Betty J. McIntire

December 17, 2014

Betty J. McIntire , 69, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Cleveland, OH, Betty worked as a Service Representative with Verizon for 14 years, retiring in 2007. She was an amazing cook and enjoyed entertaining in her home. Betty liked feeding the birds and squirrels and working in her yard along with boating, camping and jet skiing. Her...
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Phyllis J. Glaser

December 16, 2014

Phyllis J. Glaser, 86, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Phyllis was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who was dedicated to her faith, family and friends. She was a member of Queen of Angels Rosary Society. Surviving are her children, Thomas Glaser, Karen (David) Belschner, Nancy Ellert and Lisa (Terry) Bailey all of Fort Wayne; grandsons; Robert, Michael, Jon,...
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Zelda Clara (Ruth) Jackson

December 16, 2014

Zelda Clara "Ruth" Jackson, 79, passed away December 16, 2014. Surviving are her husband of 62 years, James P. Jackson; son, Keith (Katherine) Jackson; son, Phillip (Lois) Jackson; daughter, Janet (Steven) Shannon; daughter, Helene (Mark) Gass; daughter, Hannahrose Jackson; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Grace Gustin; and her brother, Ralph Erhard. Zelda was...
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Kenneth W. Sommers

December 16, 2014

Kenneth W. Sommers, 84, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Covington Manor Nursing Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Appleton, WI, Kenneth served his country in both the U.S. Navy and also the U.S. Air Force. Later he worked as a Construction Supervisor with Pavco Construction in Florida for 15yrs years, retiring in 2006. He loved his family and had a special love for his dog, Duke. Ken was an...
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Margot Heather Warr

December 16, 2014

Margot Heather Warr, 80, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Bude, Cornwall, England, Margot worked as a teacher in Chandler's Ford, Hampshire, England for many years until moving to Fort Wayne in 1973. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend who enjoyed her garden and her birds, doing crossword puzzles, and watching Jeopardy...
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Samuel R. Thompson, M.D.

December 15, 2014

Samuel R. Thompson, M.D., 79, passed away Monday, December 15, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital. Born in 1935 in Marion, IN, Sam earned his B.S. in Zoology in 1957 and Doctorate in Medicine in 1961 from Indiana University. He served his internship at Detroit Receiving Hospital and he completed his residency in Ophthalmology from the University of Michigan in 1965. After completing his residency in...
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Walter G. Eloranta

December 15, 2014

Walter G. Eloranta, 92, passed away Monday, December 15, 2014. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Grace; three daughters: Sandra Sillampa; Nancy (Robert) Rhee; and Barbara (Ted) Dynes; nine grandchildren: Josie (Caleb) Miller, David Sillampa, Timothy (Christina) Sillampa, and Kelly Sillampa; Elizabeth and Suzanne Rhee; Seth, Olivia, and Joshua Dynes; great-granddaughter, Vivian Sillampa; and...
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Barbara A. Bovie

December 15, 2014

Barbara A. Bovie, 77, passed away Monday, December 15, 2014 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Barbara graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School. She worked as a Video Clerk with Scotts Grocery for 13 years as well as Waterfield Mortgage and Ft Wayne Home Builder's Association. Barbara was an avid IU Basketball fan as well as the Chicago Cubs. She was a member of...
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Robert J. (Bob) McCoy

December 15, 2014

Robert J. "Bob" McCoy, 72, passed away suddenly, Monday, December 15, 2014, at his home in Fort Wayne, surrounded by his loving family, after a long battle with bone cancer. Born in Ft. Wayne, Robert graduated from North Side HS 1961 and earned his MBA from ITT. He served honorably in the US Army as well at the National Security Agency. He had a distinguished career in the logistic industry and...
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Thomas A. Ream

December 14, 2014

Thomas A. Ream, 85, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014, at his residence in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Roselyn; son, Gregory (Chris) Ream; son, Gary (Eunice) Ream; Timothy (Tonya) Ream; daughter, Sally Ream; daughter, Sharon (Don) Wilkinson; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and brother, Joe Ream. Thomas was preceded in death by parents, Atlee and Gladys (Barva) Ream;...
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Kyle S. McAlkich

December 13, 2014

Kyle S McAlkich , 20, passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital. Surviving are his mother, Cathy McAlkich; step father, Jim Newville; sister, Ashely McAlkich; nephews, Jacob and Benjiman Jackson; many aunts, uncles and cousins; grandparents, Hank and Nancy Thissen; and Bill and Sandy McAlkich. Kyle was preceded in death by his father, Scott McAlkich. In lieu of...
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Robert L. Traub

August 23, 1913 - December 13, 2014

Father Robert L. Traub passed away on December 13, 2014 at St. Ann's Retirement Center, Fort Wayne, where he had been in residence. He was born in Muncie, IN, on August 23, 1913 to Adam and Ann Traub. Fr. Traub was the oldest of nine, with five brothers and three sisters. Father Traub attended St. Lawrence School, Muncie, and Columbia College, Dubuque, Iowa. He enrolled at St. Meinrad Seminary,...
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Virgil H. Callow

December 13, 2014

Virgil H. Callow, 83, passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014. Virgil was a route man and maintenance for ARA Vending company and was a U S Navy Korean War veteran. He was a member of the Waynedale Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Dorothy; daughters, Debra G (Bob) Tillman of Kenton, OH and Sharon Kaye (Myron) Rhodes of Fort Wayne, IN; 4 grandchildren and 6 great...
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Dwight C. Bridges

December 12, 2014

Dwight C. Bridges, 89, passed away Friday, December 12, 2014 at Park Place Senior Living in Ft. Wayne. Born in Yoder, IN, Dwight worked as a Grocer with Roger's Markets for 35 years, retiring in 1989. He was U S Army WW II veteran and a member of Grace Point Church of the Nazarene. He enjoyed collecting fossils and stones for over 70 years and donated them to the local schools. Surviving are...
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Alice Louise Parrot

December 12, 2014

Alice Louise Parrot, 101, passed away Friday, December 12, 2014 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Alice and her husband owned the Parrot Packing Company Inc. for many years. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and enjoyed playing cards and fishing. Surviving are her son, Stephen J. (Marilyn L) Parrot of Fremont, IN; daughter,...
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Cathy L. Katt

December 11, 2014

Cathy L. Katt, 60, passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Cathy loved to serve her family as a homemaker. She was an active member of The Cross Church. Surviving are her husband, Randy Katt of Fort Wayne; son, Jeff (Karen) Caldwell of Fort Wayne; son, Joshua (Kayleigh) Katt of Gulfport, MS; son, Jon-Michael (Kaitlyn) Katt of Cincinnati, OH; and 7 grandchildren....
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Robert R. (Bob) DeVore

December 11, 2014

Robert R. "Bob" DeVore, 84, passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014 at his residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Toledo, OH, Bob was founder of DeVore, Chapel and Pyle Inc. He was previously employed with Aetna Life and Casualty from 1955 to 1970 and Insurance and Risk Management from 1970 to 1991. Bob was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Church of Christ, Longboat Key, FL, Indiana and National...
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James (Jim) Argast

December 10, 2014

James "Jim" Argast, 92, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Jim was born and raised along the New Jersey Shore. One of his first jobs was as a worker in a fish market, and he often told stories of his experiences. Jim had a nimble mind and liked the word jumble, food, burnt toast, coffee, a good story, music and old westerns. He tolerated the Cubs as best as any fan could. Traveling was...
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Marilyn E. Savage

December 10, 2014

Marilyn E. Savage, 41, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Marilyn graduated from Harding High School. Later she worked for Custom Mattress for 3 years. She was a loving mother, sister, and daughter who enjoyed cooking and traveling. She will also be remembered for having a great sense of humor. Surviving are her mother,...
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Margaret Ann Richardson

December 10, 2014

Margaret Ann Richardson, 92, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Indianapolis, IN, Ann graduated from St. Mary's Academy Indianapolis IN 1940 and St. Vincent Hospital of Nursing 1943. She was a Nurse in the US Navy during WWII . Her hobbies included knitting, crocheting and sewing, but her true passion, was spending time with...
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Patricia A. Kline

December 9, 2014

Patricia A. Kline, 55, passed away December 9, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, David Kline; sister, Lauren (Harry) Deaton; brother, Jose Davila; boyfriend, John Halter; and sister-in-law, Natasha Cook. Patricia was preceded in death by her father, Laurel Snider; mother, Anna Gill; and her sister, Josefina Davila. Service is 2:00 pm, Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Mungovan & Sons...
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Ellen Rae Zschiegner

December 9, 2014

Ellen Rae Zschiegner, 68, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Windsong Rehabilitation Center in Akron, OH. Born in Clinton, IA, Ellen resided in Fort Wayne, Indiana for most of her adult life. She was a teacher at St. John's Lutheran School for 29 years and a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She enjoyed teaching with ELIC (English Language Institute of China) for several summers in China...
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Michael P. Renner

December 9, 2014

Michael P. Renner, 72, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Jeanette Renner of Fort Wayne daughter, Trisha Renner of Fort Wayne; son, Matt Renner of FL; step-son, Todd Zink of MI; step-daughter, Trina Devine of MI; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brothers, David (Barbara) Renner; and James Renner. Michael was preceded in death by his parents,...
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Ruth M. Morton

December 9, 2014

Ruth M. Morton, 74, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Surviving are her daughter, Kimberly (Anthony) Brite of New Haven; daughter, Kristi Morton Lahrman of Fort Wayne; son, Kurt (Kathy) Morton of Fort Wayne; 6 grandchildren, Kinsey; Derek; Braxton; Torian; Kurston & Tommy; sisters, Beverly DeCamp and Patia Ashley; brother, Wilbur DeCamp; former spouse, Jerome Morton. Ruth was preceded in...
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Dianna (Thompson) Burman

December 9, 2014

Dianna (Thompson) Burman, 70, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Survivors include;Son, Brian E. (Aimee) Burman; daughter, Angela M. (Phil) Carroll; Grandchildren, Joshua C. P. and Danielle M.D. Carroll and Chase M. Burman; Great Grandson Leland Joshua Burlison; Sisters, Sandra L. Eichhorn; Gloria J. (Jerry) Collins; Linda J. (Frank) Davidson; Deborah K. (Robin) Spears. Dianna was...
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Freda M. Kugler

December 8, 2014

Freda M. Kugler, 95, passed away December 8, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her sons: James (Betty) Biggs and Thomas "Art" (JoAnn) Biggs, step-sons: Malen P. (Marie) Kugler and Ralph (Kim) Kugler, Jr.,; 17 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; many great great grandchildren; and dog, Abby. Freda was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Kugler; sons: Jack and Larry Biggs; great great...
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Judy A. Pitzen Bryan

December 8, 2014

Judy A. Pitzen Bryan, 55, passed away Monday, December 8, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Judy enjoyed going to garage sales and collecting antiques. Surviving are her son, Thomas (Holly) Bryan of Winslow, IN; daughter, Angela Bryan; brothers, Thomas (Michelle) Pitzen, Jr. and Tony Pitzen; sisters, Bette "BJ" Pitzen, and Mary (Patrick) Ripley; granddaughter, Isabelle; and loving pet, Pete all of Fort...
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Mehmedija Kikic

December 8, 2014

Mehmedija Kikic, 73, passed away December 8, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Andrew Collette

December 7, 2014

Infant, Andrew Collette , passed away December 7, 2014 at . He is survived by his mother, Kristin Collette and father, Phillip Haugabook. Arrangements by Mungovan & Sons Funeral Home, 2114 S. Calhoun St.
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Dorothy E. Dunham

December 7, 2014

Dorothy E. Dunham, 97, passed away Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in London, England, Dorothy came to the United States when she was 4. She spent most of her life as a resident of Kempton, IN, where she worked as a Special Education Teacher with Indian Heights School District in Kokomo for 18 years, retiring at the age of 70. She had a passion for teaching...
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Paul R. Bueter

December 7, 2014

Fr. Paul R. Bueter, 81, died Sunday, December 7, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Fr. Paul was a Catholic Priest with the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend for 55 years. Fr. Paul was a 1951 graduate of Marmion Academy and thereafter entered into studies for the priesthood. After graduating from St Mary's Seminary in 1959, he was ordained to the priesthood at the Cathedral of the...
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Paul Robert (Bob) VanGorder

December 7, 2014

Paul Robert (Bob) VanGorder , 88, passed away December 7, 2014 surrounded by his loving family in Fort Wayne. Born in Avilla, IN, he graduated from Avilla High School in 1943, and attended Indiana Business College for 2 years. He served in the Pacific in World War II aboard the USS Panamint. Paul owned Allen County Tractor Sales for 40 years and then had a second career in insurance. He was a...
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Thelma A. Runion

December 6, 2014

Thelma A. Runion, 93, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2014. Surviving are her son, Robert J. (Vicky) Runion of Fort Wayne, IN; daughters, Jacquelyn S. (Butch) Plowman of Wapella, IA; Alura J. Ballard of Summerville, SC; Bobbi (David) Campbell of Wyoming, MI; sister, Shirley J. Owen of Fresno, CA; 16 grandchildren and several great grandchildren . Thelma was preceded in death by husband,...
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James G. Kincaid

December 6, 2014

James G. Kincaid, 59, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2014 in Battle Creek, MI. Born in Greensburg, IN, James was a food scientist with Kellogg's for 32 years. He was a graduate of Michigan State and Purdue University where he received the Outstanding Food Scientist Award and had multiple patents. Surviving are his wife, Leesa Martin of Dublin, OH; daughters, Sara (James) Bierschbach of Phoenix...
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Miriam Guadalupe Jimenez

December 6, 2014

Miriam Guadalupe Jimenez, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2014, at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her parents, Gustavo and Maria (Colin) Jimenez of Fort Wayne. Miriam was preceded in death by brother, Nathaniel Jimenez. Mass of Christian Burial is 1:00 pm, Friday, December 12, 2014, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 2120 S. Harrison with Fr. Fernando Jimenez officiating. ...
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John F. Maher

December 6, 2014

John F. Maher, 91, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2014, at his residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Marion, John was a WW II US Navy veteran and was a specifications interpreter with International Harvester for 34 years, retiring in 1976. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Senior Bowling League, American Legion Post #241 and he sang in the Cathedral choir for over 30yrs....
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Russell C. Woodruff

December 6, 2014

Russell C. Woodruff, 64, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Lansing, MI, Russell graduated from Grand Ledge High School and then completed his Bachelor's degree from Michigan State University. Russell worked as a grounds supervisor with Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department for 25 years, retiring in 2013. He was an avid golfer, and enjoyed spending time with his...
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Samuel (Sam) G. Shorter

December 6, 2014

Samuel "Sam" G. Shorter, age 64, of Fort Wayne died on December 6, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Sam was born on May 16, 1950 in East Chicago, IN to Barbara Jean Kramer nee White and Hollan Shorter. Sam grew up in Indianapolis, IN, attended Arlington High School, and continued his education at Indiana University Bloomington. His education was interrupted by his service in the...
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Bryson A. Robinson

December 5, 2014

Bryson A Robinson, passed away December 5, 2014 at home. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Curtis J. Overdahl

December 4, 2014

Curtis J. Overdahl, of Ft. Wayne, passed away peacefully on December 4. He is survived by his children: James (and daughter-in-law Janis); Michael (and daughter-in-law Carla); and daughter Barbara (and son-in-law Michael Frushour). He is also survived by grandchildren Kirsten Overdahl, Erik Overdahl, Jennifer Overdahl, Daniel Frushour and Hayley Frushour. He is preceded in death by his sister...
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Mary Elnore McDonald

December 4, 2014

Mary Elnore McDonald, 89, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Lawrenceburg, TN, Mary enjoyed working as a home seamstress. She was a member of Come 2 Go Ministries, an avid reader, and loved baking for her family. Surviving are her daughters, Jo Adair, Margaret (Mike) McConkey, and Kay (Rick) Schory, all of Fort Wayne; son, David (Sandra) McDonald of New Town, PA;...
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Sylvia M. Sherron

December 4, 2014

Sylvia M. Sherron, 103, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Saint Anne Home. She was born in Carey, OH, January 7, 1911 to the late Charles Pearis and Lois Maxey Williams. Sylvia was raised in Pembroke, Virginia, and Toledo Ohio. She was a professional musician in the Toledo area during the 1930's and in 1930 she married Joseph Sherron. They moved to Fort Wayne in 1945. Sylvia was a member...
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Charles F. Wildey

December 4, 2014

Charles F. Wildey, 76, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Dupont Hospital. Born in Allen County, IN, Charles worked with Zollner Pistons for over 30 years, before retiring. He also was a part time security guard for several years. He enjoyed his Harley Motorcycles, working on cars, as well as hunting and fishing. Surviving are his children, Patricia Wildey of Goshen, Charlene (Bill)...
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Lois M. Butcher

December 4, 2014

Lois M. Butcher, 75, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Lima, OH, Lois was a teacher with Southwest Allen County School Corporation for 33 years, and later worked with St. John Evangelical Lutheran School. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, a consultant for Workshop Way; and enjoyed clogging at the Johnny Appleseed Festival. Surviving are her husband,...
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Evelyn M. Pyle

December 3, 2014

Evelyn M. Pyle, 82, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Born in Detroit, MI, Evelyn was an accountant with Basil Company retiring in 1999. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed ballroom dancing and traveling. Surviving are her husband, Frank L Pyle, Jr.; son, Leonard (Karen) Maguire; daughter, Kathleen (Don) Andersen; daughter, Colleen (Fredrick) Mosley; 6 grandchildren; 11...
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Pauline H. Harr

December 3, 2014

Pauline H. Harr, 70, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Latrobe, PA, Pauline worked as a Cashier with Lowes and Kroger for several years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who had a passion for her family. She was a faith driven lady who's first concern was taking care of others. She was also a talented gambler, and...
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Daniel L. Fanger

December 2, 2014

Daniel L. Fanger , 55, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, December 2, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, He was a graduate of Bishop Dwenger High School. Dan worked as a radio tech with the U S Coast Guard, serving our country for 21 years. He also enjoyed fishing. Surviving are his father, James L. Fanger of Fort Wayne, IN; brothers, James R. Fanger, Scott (Pim) Fanger and Jeff ...
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Mary Helen Delagrange

December 2, 2014

Mary Helen Delagrange, 96, passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Saint Ann Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, She was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church, the WIBC Bowling League, Elks, Daughters of Isabella and Rosary Society. . Surviving are her daughters, Marcia (Robert) Janiszewski of Fort Wayne, IN, Lois White of Tavares, FL, Rita (Terry) Christman of Fort Wayne, IN...
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Lucile (Lucy) (Streng) Dunbar

December 2, 2014

Lucile "Lucy" (Streng) Dunbar formerly of Columbus, OH went to Heaven on December 2, 2014. She was born in Union County, OH on March 9, 1925 to the late Peter and Martha (Rausch) Streng. She cherished her family and dear friends, and enjoyed sewing, baking, and square dancing. She worked as a secretary at The Ohio State University, retiring in 1991. She was a member of Christ's Community...
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Mary Lou Beard

December 2, 2014

Mary Lou Beard, 85, passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2014 in Fort Wayne. She enjoyed bowling with her family and friends. Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Richard Beard of Fort Wayne; son, Glen "Rob" (Linda) Robinson of Columbia City; daughter, Sheryl (Kenton) Kaufman of Fort Wayne; 5 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Mary Lou was preceded in death by parents, Jay and Alta...
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Virginia M. Bogner

December 2, 2014

Virginia M. Bogner, 83, passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Virginia was a master gardener, growing lots of food and donating much of it to the Fort Wayne Food Bank for many years. Surviving are her nephews, Bill (Becky) Bogner; Dave (Sherri) Bogner; niece, Shari Vanderford; along with many extended family members. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin, and Editha...
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Marjorie (Marge) Dunn

December 1, 2014

Marjorie "Marge" Dunn, 89, passed away Monday, December 1, 2014. Born in Ligonier, IN, Marjorie retired from Lincoln Bank after 22 years. She enjoyed walking, bowling and playing cards. Surviving are her son, Dick (Pat) Dunn of Mount Juliet, TN; daughter, Cheryl (William) Tucker of Roanoke, IN; 4 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Dunn...
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Grace A. Crozier

December 1, 2014

Grace A. Crozier, 61, passed away Monday, December 1, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Marion, IN, Grace was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who was especially fond of her grandchildren. Surviving are her husband of 40 years, Danny Crozier; sons: Jason, Roger (Carol) and Adam (Alicia) Crozier, all of Fort Wayne; grandchildren: Dillon, Caleb, Andrew, Paisy, Addison, and Hannah; sister, Alice ...
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Sandra L. Novak

December 1, 2014

Sandra L. Novak , 73, passed away December 1, 2014. She enjoyed crafts and painting and loved spending time with her family. Surviving are her son, John A (Kim) Novak; daughter, Donette (Jim) Braun; grandchildren, Nicole Kidwell; Hallie Novak; Nick (Tasha) Braun; Sommer Braun; and Morgan Braun; great grandchildren, Parker and Alexis Kidwell and Adalyn and Rylan Braun. Sandra was...
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Marie K. Hollo

December 1, 2014

Marie K. Hollo, 99, passed away Monday, December 1, 2014 at Signature Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Lima, OH, Marie worked in Communications with Central Soya for 18 years. She was a member of the Fort Wayne Women's Club and This and That Antique Club for over 25 years. Marie was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family and playing her grand piano....
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Jean Lorain Krebs

November 30, 2014

Jean Lorain Krebs, 82, passed away unexpectedly surrounded by her family, Sunday, November 30, 2014. Surviving are her son, Robert Stroman, Jr.; daughter, Penny Stroman; granddaughters, Rebecca Riggs; Amy Thomas; Charity Catania; grandson, Chris Stroman; and ten great-grandchildren. Jean was preceded in death by husband. William Krebs; son, Larry Stroman; daughter, Kathy Krebs; grandson, Randy...
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Evelyn L. Sansom

November 30, 2014

Evelyn L. Sansom, 95, passed away Sunday, November 30, 2014 at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Allen County IN, Evelyn worked as a teachers aid with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 18 years, retiring in 1983. She was a member of the Shoaff Park Baptist Church and she enjoyed crochet, reading and loved to cook for her family. Surviving are her sons, William "Bill" V Sansom of...
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Michael (Mike) M. Baron

November 29, 2014

Michael (Mike) M. Baron, 71, passed away Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Mike was a devoted family man, an avid golfer, and a fan of Notre Dame football. He coached football at St. Charles and baseball at St. Joe little league for many years. He was a member of the Steering Committee at Parkview Seniors Group and his Men's Golf...
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Eugene J. Foti

November 27, 2014

Eugene J. Foti, 89, passed away Thursday, November 27, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his daughter, Stephanie (Rod) Griggs of Churubusco, IN; daughter, Andrea (Peter) Woodruff of Norwalk, OH; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Pete Foti of Ledgewood, NJ; and his sister, Dr. D.L. Foti of Dublin, OH. Eugene was preceded in death by his wife Ethel R...
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Richard L. (Dick) Jontz

November 27, 2014

Dr. Richard L. (Dick) Jontz, 84, of Fort Wayne passed away on Thursday, November 27, 2014. We heard that the weather in Heaven was just perfect for a round of golf. Dick was born on August 3, 1930 to Ray and Ethel (Metzger) Jontz in Silver Lake, Indiana. Dick was a lifelong resident of Indiana. He was Phi Beta Kappa at Indiana University, graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine,...
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Sam L. Revett

November 27, 2014

Sam L. Revett , 79, passed away Thursday, November 27, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Sam served as a Police Officer with Fort Wayne Police Dept. for 20 years, retiring in 1980. He also served in the U. S. Marine Corp and was a member of the Fort Wayne FOP. He was owner and operator of Sam's Lovebug, a Volkswagen repair shop. Sam "summered" at Wolf Lake, where he enjoyed fishing with his daughter...
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Theresa C. (Ehinger) Hoot

November 27, 2014

Theresa C. (Ehinger) Hoot, 45, joined her father, Paul Ehinger, and sister, Kathy, in heaven on Thursday, November 27, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Huntington, IN, Theresa worked as an administrative assistant with Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Fort Wayne Newspaper. She was a graduate of Purdue University and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and the Lions Club. Theresa knew no...
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Paul (P.J.) O'Boyle

November 27, 2014

Paul "P.J." O'Boyle , 83, passed away Thursday, November 27, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Sioux Falls, SD, Paul worked as a Federal Attorney in the General Counsel's Office for the Department of Veterans' Affairs in Washington D.C. for over 30 years. Prior to that he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Surviving are his wife, Kathleen A. O' Boyle of Fort Wayne; step-sons, Pat (Amy)...
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Ronald W. Sheppard

November 26, 2014

Ronald W. Sheppard, 71, passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Ronald was married to Marcia Orr on May 9, 1964. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Marcia Sheppard of Fort Wayne; sons, Ronald W. Sheppard, Jr. and Timothy A. (Tracey) Sheppard, both of Fort Wayne; Robert J. (Margaret Ward) Sheppard of Indianapolis; five grandchildren,...
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Lillian L. Liggett

November 26, 2014

Lillian L. Liggett, 90, passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Born in Peru, IN, Lillian retired from G.T.E. and was a member of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, traveling and loved her family. Surviving are her daughter, Jane (Tom) Dunn of Fort Wayne; sister, Faye Shiffer of Springfield, IL; 4 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Lillian was preceded in death by her husband...
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Richard F. Smith

November 26, 2014

Richard F. Smith , 82, passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Richard worked as a Pipe Mechanic with Nipsco for 35 years, retiring in 1988. He was a Marine Corp, Korean War Veteran. Richard enjoyed spending time at Messick Lake with his family. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, gardening, canoeing and being...
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Phillis A. Bowers

November 26, 2014

Phillis A. Bowers, 77, passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at her home. Surviving are her daughters, June Bowers, Brenda (Kevin) Stephenson both of Fort Wayne, sons, Loran (Loray) Bowers of Upton, KY, Gary Bowers of Fort Wayne, six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and sister, Mary Maller of Bluffton. Phillis was preceded in death by her parents Russell and Maudie Bickel, husband,...
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Richelle L. Bodle

November 25, 2014

Richelle L. Bodle, 48, passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Surviving are her aunt, Eva Dunbar; grandfather, Curtis Troy "Papa" Barker; cousin, Michael Troy (Katie Marie) Kobryn; cousins, Stefen Lee, Noah Michael and Alex; aunt, Lucy Phillips; sister, Tracie Derbyshire; boyfriend, Michael Rubalcada; many other family and friends. Richelle was preceded in death by mother, Sharon Kay...
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Dennis A. (Kool-Aid) Girardot

November 25, 2014

Dennis A "Kool-Aid" Girardot, 73, passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Dennis worked as a Manager with Ream Steckbeck for 45 years, retiring in 2008. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church Hessen Cassel and an Honorary member of the Knights of Columbus Council 12379. He enjoyed restoring antique tractors and spending time with...
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Violet Ann Derloshon

November 25, 2014

Violet Ann Derloshon, 90, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family,Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at her residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Violet was a secretary with Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception retiring in 1989. She was a member of Seton Society; I.C.E.S. (International Cake Exploratory Society); Cake Confection Club of Fort Wayne; Past President of St. Joseph...
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George Barfell

November 24, 2014

George Barfell, 68, passed away Monday, November 24, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. After a long history of health issues, he was finally able to "go home" and join many friends and loved ones that have passed before him. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, George worked for Fruehauf for 21 years and later worked for Sheller Globe in Grabill. In his spare time he enjoyed playing golf, bowling, fishing...
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Eugene L. Tigges

November 24, 2014

Eugene L. Tigges, 92, passed away Monday, November 24, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Eugene was a Captain in Air Force, flying 35 missions during WWII. He will be remembered by his family and friends for his sense of humor and quick wit. Surviving are his daughters, Christine (Dean) Gibson, Aimee Jo (Virgil) Shive both of Fort Wayne, six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Eugene was...
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Ismet Sakinovic

November 24, 2014

Ismet Sakinovic, 59, passed away Monday, November 24, 2014 at PRMC in Fort Wayne. Born in Bosnia, Ismet worked as a Craftsman with M&W Countertop for 17 years and was a member of the Bosnian Islamic Culture Center. He was a people person who loved to have cookouts with family and friends. Surviving are his wife, Ramiza; daughter, Dina; son, Edis (Jasmina); daughter, Tina, all of Fort Wayne;...
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Virginia B. Edwards

November 24, 2014

Virginia B. Edwards, 90, passed away Monday, November 24, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Mineral Ridge, OH, Virginia was as a homemaker. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, cooking, playing cards and tending to her flowers Virginia was a true people person and always met you with a smile. Surviving are her husband, William Edwards of Fort Wayne, IN; step-children,...
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Matthew L. Bobay

November 24, 2014

Matthew L Bobay, 49, passed away Monday, November 24, 2014 at home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Matt worked as a Engineer with Medtronic and was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife Jennifer; mother, Mary Ann Bobay of Fort Wayne, IN; children, Anthony, Joseph, Vincent, Dominic, Maria and Regina; sisters, Jeanne (Tim) Gish of Fort Wayne, IN, Ann (Joe)...
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Harold L. Andrews

November 23, 2014

Harold L. Andrews, 98, passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014. Surviving are his daughter, Kathleen R. (William) Freimuth; daughter, Sherrylea A. Suciu; 4 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Robert G. Schott; niece, Rosalie Buchwald; grand-niece, Elizabeth Buchwald. Harold was preceded in death by wife, JoeAnna Andrews; parents, Hobart and Ruby (Sautbine) Andrews; sister,...
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Mary S. Urban

November 23, 2014

Mary S. Urban, 77, passed away peacefully, Sunday, November 23, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Marion, IN, Mary worked as a dental hygienist for many years. She was a very devout Catholic and member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and a former member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Mary was also was a member of the Fort Wayne Country Club; Sycamore Hills Country Club and Christ Child...
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Marlene Ables

November 23, 2014

Marlene Ables, 71, passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN, Marlene graduated from South Side HS 1961. She was a Homemaker. Marlene was a member of Saturn Christian Church, VFW Post 1421 and the Ladies Auxiliary 40 8. Her hobbies included Nascar, Colts football. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made...
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Stanley C. Reed

November 22, 2014

Stanley C. Reed, 69, passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Stanley worked as a heavy machine operator with Dana Corporation for 39 years, retiring in 2004. He was a member of UAW-AFL-CIO Local 9301 Union and served as a Union Representative. Surviving are his wife, Judy Reed of Fort Wayne; sons, Stanley J. (Teresa) Reed of Ossian, IN; Ronald J. Reed of...
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Paul D. Coolman

November 22, 2014

Paul D. Coolman, 70, passed away November 22, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital. Born in Monroeville, Paul was a store manager for Walgreens 41 years retiring in 2003. Surviving are his wife, Pam Coolman of Fort Wayne; daughter, Cindy (Steve) Stewart of Fort Wayne; son, Steve (Stacy) Coolman of Fort Wayne; granddaughter, Brittanie Stewart; grandsons, Ryan Coolman; Derek Coolman and Aaron Stewart; great...
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John (Jack) McDonald

November 21, 2014

John "Jack" McDonald, 96, passed on Friday, November 21, 2014 at Presence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla where he received incredible love and care. Born in Jersey City, NJ, Jack was a WWII Army Air Corp Veteran, earning the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was the owner of Associated Commercial Photographers for many years before retiring in 1979. He also worked for Ottenweller Company for 5 years as...
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Linda (Heyerly) Holman

November 21, 2014

Linda (Heyerly) Holman, 77, passed away Friday, November 21, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Decatur, Linda worked with Lincoln Life for 37 years, retiring in 1998. She was a member of New Horizon Fellowship. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She had unwavering love and faith for the Lord. She enjoyed basket making, cooking, and spending her time...
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Angela M. Sell

November 21, 2014

Angela M. Sell, 79, passed away Friday, November 21, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Angela graduated from S. Philadelphia High School for girls in 1953, she completed her training as a Registered Nurse from Temple University in 1956, completed her B.S.H.A. from St. Francis College of Joliet, IL in 1979, and finally her Master's degree from Indiana University in 1985. Angela...
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Ruth M. VanWagner

November 20, 2014

Ruth M. VanWagner, 90, passed away November 20, 2014. Ruth enjoyed gardening, working in her yard and flowers. Surviving are her daughter, Sandra (Vic) Nahrwold of Fort Wayne, grandsons, Mike (Darla) Nahrwold, Dan (Cindy) Nahrwold, great-grandchildren, Samantha, Danny, and Kelly. Ruth was preceded in death by her father, Charles Harris, mother, Alma M Reichart, husband, Robert VanWagner....
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Patricia A. (Pat) Hager

November 20, 2014

Patricia A. "Pat" Hager , 88, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014. Surviving are her son, Charles Hager; daughters, Cheryl (Doug) Johnson; Lynn (David) Knight; grandchildren, Joann (Jeff) Parrot; Jackie (Shawn) Bachelor; Jeremy (Lanessa) Didier; Jon Didier; Chad (Kelly) Middleton, Bryan (Crystal) Knight; Jeff Hager; Craig Hager; Jason (Beth) Hager; 21 great-grandchild, ; step...
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Sarah A. (Sally) Miller

November 20, 2014

Sarah A. "Sally" Miller, 76, went to be with the Lord Thursday, November 20, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Sarah worked with Lincoln Life for 20 years, retiring in 1992. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Sally was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Surviving are her sons, Stewart (Kathy) Miller of Fort Wayne, Scott Miller of Bedford, grandson, Kyle Miller, and great...
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Patricia K. Elliott

November 20, 2014

Patricia K. Elliott, 78, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014, at Golden Years Homestead in Fort Wayne. Born in Lincoln, NE, Patricia was a Language Speech Pathologist with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 25 years, retiring in 1998. She was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church, the American Association of University Women, Phi Delta Kappa, Delta Kappa Gamma, Beta Sigma Phi, past...
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Ronald E. Flohr

November 20, 2014

Ronald E. Flohr, 87, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Servia, IN, Ronald worked as a builder and realtor with Worthman Homes for 40 years and also served as company President, later he joined Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly and Graber as a realtor. He was a member of First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, while attending the Wesleyan Builders Sunday School Class. ...
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Howard F. Reincke

November 20, 2014

Howard F. Reincke, 86, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Lutheran Life Villages at Pine Valley in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he graduated from South Side High School Class 1946. He completed a Bachelor's Degree in Indiana University. He was married on January 28, 1950 to June Brownhill by June's uncle Rev. Henry Abram at St. Peters Lutheran Church. Howard was an Elder at Holy Cross...
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Forrest Douglas Bradley

November 19, 2014

Forrest Douglas Bradley , 61, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Forrest worked as a assistant manager with Walgreens and also worked at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market. Surviving are his brother; Mark (Tama) Bradley of Fort Wayne, IN; nephews and niece, Garon, Grant and Gabrille Bradley . Forrest was preceded in death by his parents Howard and D. Helen Bradley....
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Jayden Javon Davis

November 19, 2014

Jayden Javon Davis, two months of age, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his mother, BreeAnna Hout; father, Javon Davis; brother, DaJour Jackson Jr.; sister, Bryleigh Davis; grandparents, Marsha and Bruce Riley; Joyce and Larry Hout and Rhonda Davis; great-grandmother, Beverly Davis; great-grandmother, Armella...
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Jayden Javon Davis

November 19, 2014

Jayden Javon Davis, 2 months, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his mother, BreeAnna Hout; father, Javon Davis; brother, DaJour Jackson Jr.; sister, Bryleigh Davis; grandparents, Marsha and Bruce Riley; Joyce and Larry Hout and Rhonda Davis; great-grandmother, Beverly Davis; great-grandmother, Armella Uhrick;...
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Rodney J. Andrews

November 19, 2014

Rodney J. Andrews , 67, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Surviving are his son, Thomas (Crystal) Andrews of Ft. Wayne, IN; daughters, Kathy (Anthony) Selking of Grabill, IN; Christy (Mike) Hendrickson of Stevensville, MI sisters,; Sara Thomas of OH; brother, Kenny Andrews, Doug Andrews, sisters Betty Andrews, Alice Barksdale, all of Ft. Wayne, IN; 7 grandchildren. Rodney was...
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Phyllis C. Mitchell

November 19, 2014

Phyllis C. Mitchell, 89, died Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at home. Surviving are her daughter, Sharon (Thomas) Fox of Fort Wayne, sons, Rev. David (Barbara) Mitchell of Fort Wayne, Paul (Mary) Mitchell of Grand Rapids, MI, eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, sister Nancy Heeman, and cousin, Marjorie Johnson. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband Rev. M. Richard Mitchell in...
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Phyllis M. Schmidt

November 19, 2014

Phyllis M. Schmidt, 93, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, the city of her birth. Phyllis was a wife, mother, and grandmother with an extraordinary love for her children, grandchildren, and their families. Outgoing and generous, she brought friends, neighbors, and relatives into her ever-expanding circle of friendship and love. For over 30 years, the circle...
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Thomas E. Haley

November 18, 2014

Thomas E. Haley, 71, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at in Fort Wayne. Born in Orlando, FL, Thomas graduated from IIT with a Bachelors in electronics. He worked as a Computer Analyst with Magnovox and Raytheon Corporation for 40 years. Surviving are his step-mother, Katherine Haley of Toledo, OH; brother, John (Patricia Sue) Haley of Cape Coral, FL sister, Mary Elizabeth (Lester)...
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Karolyn Griswold

November 17, 2014

Karolyn Griswold , 29, passed away November 17, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital. Arrangements by Mungovan & Sons Funeral Home, 2114 S. Calhoun St.
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Richard L. Brames

November 17, 2014

Richard L. Brames, 82, passed away Monday, November 17, 2014 at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, and graduated from Central Catholic HS in1950. Richard was a Korean War Army veteran and worked as a Paint Mixer with International Harvester for 30 years, retiring in 1980. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Richard enjoyed farming,...
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David W. Campbell

November 17, 2014

David W. Campbell, 66, passed away Monday, November 17, 2014 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, David was a Vietnam Army Veteran. David earned several bachelor degrees in his years of schooling. He most recently worked with FEMA for the past 10 years serving from Hurricane Katrina thru Hurricane Sandy before retiring. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. David was a...
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Donald G. Bennett

November 17, 2014

Donald G. Bennett, 77, passed away Monday, November 17, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Mishawaka, IN, Donald served his country as a staff sergeant with the US Army for 23 years, retiring in May 1, 1975. He attended Holy Scripture Evangelical Lutheran Church, and was a member of the American Legion Post #47 of Decatur. Surviving are his wife, Sandra Bennett of Fort Wayne; ...
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