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Michael "Mikie" J. Weber

March 20, 2015

Michael "Mikie" J. Weber, 65, passed away Friday, March 20, 2015 at UMC of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Carl and Elsie Weber. The US Army veteran served his country in Vietnam. He retired from ABF Freight in 2012 after 35 years. Mikie had a great sense for adventure, vacationing and traveling were among his favorite things. He is...
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Jeremiah Travers

November 20, 1941 - March 20, 2015

Jeremiah L. Travers, 73, passed away Friday, March 20, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, IN. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late John J. and Golda G. (Reynolds) Travers. He was a US Army veteran. Jeremiah was employed by International Harvester Co., and later retired from North American Van Lines as a fleet administrator in 1996. He is survived by his wife of 33...
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Betty Stoddard Ulmer

November 4, 1931 - March 20, 2015

Betty S. Ulmer, 83, passed away Friday, March 20, 2015 at Parkview Hospital Randallia, Fort Wayne. Born in New Castle, IN, she was the daughter of the late Leslie and Caroline (Weisse) Stoddard. She retired from Parkview Hospital dietary department. Betty was a member of the New Haven United Methodist Church, New Haven, and the I.O.O.F. Rebekah Lodge. She is survived by her children, Irene ...
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Rose Ann Eichman

March 19, 2015

Rose Ann Eichman, 80, of New Haven, passed away on March 19, 2015. Born on July 3, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Agnes (Snyder) Momper. From the age of one, after the death of her mother, Agnes, she was raised by her uncle and aunt, the late Jesse and Pauline (Snyder) Butt. She married Thomas Eichman on January 8, 1955, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in New...
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Ray "Shorty" Baumert

March 17, 2015

Ray "Shorty" Baumert, 84, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte, FL. Born in Allen County, he was the son of the late Oscar and Chloe Baumert. He was a past member of St. James Lutheran Church, Payne, Ohio and a current member of Hope Lutheran Church, Port Charlotte, FL. The lifelong farmer was a member of American Legion Post 420, Monroeville;...
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Paul "PJ" James Warney

March 16, 2015

Paul "PJ" James Warney, 90, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015 at Miller's Merry Manor, Fort Wayne. PJ went to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his family. Born in Dickson City, Penn., he was the son of the late Alfonso and Freda (Mathias) Warney. He attended Fellowship Missionary Church, Fort Wayne. The US Army veteran served his country during World War II. He was the owner and...
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Thomas "Tom" N. Rutherford

March 16, 2015

Thomas "Tom" N. Rutherford, 80, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Wells County, he was the son of the late William and Mary Rutherford. The US Army veteran served his country during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, New Haven where he was a faithful choir member. He worked for many years as a carpet...
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Karl Jason Berndt

July 20, 1979 - March 14, 2015

Karl Jason Berndt, 35, passed away suddenly Saturday, March 14, 2015 at his residence. He is the son of Jeffrey and Janet (Graft) Berndt. He enjoyed NASCAR and following Colt's football. He is survived by his parents and his brothers, Matthew Berndt of Leo, and Nathan (Britny) Berndt of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his sister, Nora Berndt in 1999. Memorial service is 10:30 a.m....
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Emy Lu Brames

March 16, 1954 - March 13, 2015

Emy Lu Brames, 60, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015 at the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Bluffton she was the daughter of Dean and Gelene (McDonald) Brickley. Emy enjoyed sewing , crafts, decorating, her pets, but more than anything she loved to spoil her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 28 years; Curt Brames of Grabill; children, Jeremie...
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Anne Theresa Lorms

March 11, 2015

Anne Theresa Lorms, 63, of Cary, NC, formerly of Tipp City, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 in her home with family by her side. Born in Lima, OH, she was the daughter of the late James and Patricia (King) Rousculp. The Tippecanoe High School graduate was the 1969 Tipp City Mum Queen. She was a member of Holy Infant Catholic Church, Durham, NC and...
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Jarita Ann (Greulach) Crawshaw

March 9, 2015

Jarita Ann (Greulach) Crawshaw, 60, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015 at Heritage Park, Fort Wayne after a 20 year battle with multiple sclerosis. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Irene Greulach. She had been employed with Magnavox Corp. for 17 years. She is survived by her son, Jordan Crawshaw of Fort Wayne; siblings, Janel (Greg) Harper of...
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Dolores Dorothy Emenhiser

March 7, 2015

Dolores Dorothy Emenhiser, 89, of Monroeville, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Adam's Heritage, Monroeville. Born in Allen County, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Louise Disler. She is survived by her grandchildren, Eric (Jessica) and Andy Schnepp. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Emenhiser in 2014; daughter, Deborah Schnepp; and brothers, James and Doyle...
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Anna M Childress

December 31, 1924 - March 6, 2015

Anna M. Childress, 90, of New Haven, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015 at home with her family by her side. Born in Greeneville, TN, she was the daughter of the late Grover C. and Becky (Lewis) Olinger. She was a member of New Haven United Methodist Church. She retired from Kwik โ€“ Lok, after 10 years of service. Anna loved gardening, canning, and especially her family. She is survived by...
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Lorenz Coony Stemmler

June 11, 1927 - March 6, 2015

Lorenz "Coony" Stemmler, 87, of New Haven died March 6, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Conrad and Eleanora (Zink) Stemmler. The veteran proudly served his country during the Korean War. Lorenz was a mail carrier and then started working at the Stemmler Shell gas station in New Haven, where he later took over the family...
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Florence Christine "Chris" Hoevel

February 26, 2015

Florence Christine "Chris" Hoevel, 90 of Fort Wayne, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Miller's Merry Manor, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Cletus and Adelaide Hoevel. She was a member of St. Jude's Catholic Church, Fort Wayne. She worked as a Public Relations Coordinator at Gilda Marx Industries in California for eight years. She is survived by...
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Bonnie L. Lehman

February 25, 2015

Bonnie L. Schieferstein Lehman of Coldwater, Michigan, passed away on February 25, 2015 with family present. Born on July 5, 1930 in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Marlow "Bud" Schieferstein and Lillian ("Annie") Greiner Schieferstein. Bonnie graduated from Decatur High School in 1948 where she was the DHS Drum Majorette with the H.S. band. She was employed by East Allen Co. Schools in...
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James "Jim" Alan Shawver

February 23, 2015

James "Jim" Alan Shawver, 63, of New Haven, passed away on Monday, February 23, 2015 at home with his family by his side. Born in Portland, he was the son of the late Helen and Merle Shawver and was a 1970 graduate of Portland High School. He was a member of Cedar Creek Church of Christ, Fort Wayne. He was a salesman for over 20 years in the water industry. He retired from the US Army in 1996...
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Grant Neil Messmann

February 22, 2015

Grant Neil Messmann, 62, passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he was a member of Emmanuel (Soest) Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. He was an engineer with the Dana Corp Off Highway Axle Division for 29 years. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Linda (Hockemeyer) Messmann; children, Kathryn (Brian) Caruso of Seattle, WA, Mark (Tricia)...
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Russell Cyrill Hill

February 20, 2015

Russell Cyrill Hill, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center Hospice, Fort Wayne. Born August 21, 1931 in Latty, Ohio, he was the son of the late Waveland and Thelma (Martin) Hill. He married Barbara Jean Brown โ€“ "she with the yellow dress and big beautiful brown eyes" - in 1952. He served four years in the Air Force, was a train...
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Mary Angela Kidd

February 19, 2015

Mary Angela Kidd, 66, passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at home with her family by her side. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Junior and Ruth Ann Ertel. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven. She retired in 2010 from Sirva Inc. after 25 years. She was also a member of the Decorative Painters Society. She is survived by her...
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Jerome S. Erpelding

February 17, 2015

Jerome "Jerry" S. Erpelding, 53, passed away on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in New Haven, he was a member of St. Louis Besanson Catholic Church, New Haven. He was owner and operator of Erpelding Enterprises. Jerry loved fishing, camping, playing poker, being at the lake, and most of all being a grandpa. He is survived by his wife, Alice;...
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Evelyn Marian Heckman

February 13, 2015

Evelyn Marian Heckman, 97, went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 13, 2015. Born in Kalamazoo, MI, she was the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Poth) Doan. She lived the majority of her life in New Haven and lived with her daughter for the last 13 years. She spent her whole life loving and caring for her family. She especially enjoyed family time at her Summer Home on Lake...
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Ruthann V. Johns

February 13, 2015

Ruthann V. Johns, 86, of Woodburn, died Friday, February 13, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Woodburn, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mildred (Behrman) Emenhiser. She was a lifelong member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. She was also a member of the ladies aid and involved with various fundraisers for over 30 years. While her first love was...
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Richard Lee "Dick" Linker

February 12, 2015

Richard Lee "Dick" Linker, 67, passed away Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he was a member of Promise Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. He retired after 38 years with Do-it-Best Corporation serving at various upper level management positions. He also worked as a sale associate part-time at Steinhofer and Associates. He also...
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Richard E. Harvey, Sr.

February 11, 2015

Richard E. Harvey, Sr., 87, passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Van Wert, Ohio, he was the son of the late Everett and Rosella Harvey. He served his country in the US Army and retired in 1982 from American Hoist. He is survived by his children, Tom (Rosetta) Conroy of Harlan, Mike Conroy and Richard (Cinthia) Harvey, Jr. both of...
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Gerhardt Schaper, Jr.

December 30, 1930 - February 6, 2015

Gerhardt John "Junior" Schaper, Jr., 84, of Fort Wayne, died Friday, February, 6, 2015 at Dupont Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Gerhardt H. and Lydia (Witte) Schaper. He was a lifetime member of Martini Lutheran Church, New Haven, where he served as Deacon several times. Gerhardt was a professional truck driver and later retired from Central Lutheran School...
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Kathlynn Y. Heinold

February 5, 2015

Kathlynn Y. Heinold, 79, passed away Thursday, February 5, 2015 at Miller's Merry Manor, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Blanche (Dittmore) Passwater, Sr. She was an office manager for Fort Wayne Foreign Car where she retired in 1984. She enjoyed her flower gardens and helping out on the farm. She is survived by her husband of 53 years; Robert...
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Joanne Ruth Bradtmueller

April 19, 1955 - February 3, 2015

Joanne R. Bradtmueller, 59, passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at Parkview North Hospital, Fort Wayne with her loving family by her side. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Jim & Ruth (Adams) Gerbers. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Woodburn. She was a member of American Legion Auxillary Post 377, a supporting member of the American Legion Riders, and a...
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Virgil R. Hoeppner

January 31, 2015

Virgil R. Hoeppner, 91, passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015, at Golden Years Homestead, Fort Wayne with his loving family by his side. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Hilda (Waltke) Hoeppner. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Woodburn. The US Army veteran served his country in World War II and was a member of American Legion Post 377 and Howard Bandelier Jr. VFW Post...
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Gertrude Mary Gehring

January 28, 2015

Gertrude Mary Gehring (also known as Gertie and Trudi) died on January 28, 2015, at Pine Crest Village Assisted Living in Sturgeon Bay, WI. She was born March 1, 1912, to Charles and Mary (Stoppenhagen) Werling at their farm home in Wells County, IN, near Ossian. Trudi was the middle child of nine. Her siblings who have all preceded her in death were Minnie Bosselman (Arthur), Edith Schmidt ...
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Genevieve "Gen" Elnora Meyer

January 28, 2015

Genevieve "Gen" Elnora Meyer, 87, formerly of New Haven, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Lutheran Life Villages, Fort Wayne. Born on January 7, 1928 in Centreville, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Gertrude (Zelt) Keiser. After graduating from high school, she attended and graduated from the Fort Wayne Art School. On July 9, 1950 she married Theodore (Ted) Meyer...
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Carol J. Vandermotten

January 27, 2015

Carol J. Vandermotten, 78, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Clayton and Georgia "Peggy" (Leslie) Yoquelet. She attended St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven and volunteered for the Rosary Society. She retired in 1983 from International Harvester after 30 years of service. She...
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Thomas W. Koch

January 26, 2015

Thomas W. Koch, 81, passed away Monday, January 26, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Wilbur and Janet Koch. The 1952 graduate of Harlan High School was a member of Bippus Calvary United Methodist. The US Army veteran was a member of American Legion Post 409, Leo. He retired in 1994 as an electrician with Local 305 IBEW after 40...
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Daisy Boyle

October 24, 1925 - January 24, 2015

Daisy Rosana "Rosie" Boyle, 89, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away early Saturday morning, January 24, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in New Haven, IN, on October 24, 1925, she was one of ten children born to Charles and Martha (Slack) Thomas. She was employed by General Electric early in her career and retired from Strataflo Products where she was a bookkeeper in the...
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Betty Crumback

August 19, 1928 - January 24, 2015

Betty A. Crumback, 86, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 24, 2015 at home surrounded by her family. Born in Grand Rapids, MI she was the daughter of the late John and Winifred (Scott) Duyser. Betty was a secretary in the insurance industry before dedicating her life to her children and grandchildren. Betty will always live on in the hearts and minds of the family she cherished and...
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Gary Lynn Sarrazine

January 23, 2015

Gary Lynn Sarrazine, 40, passed away unexpectedly Friday, January 23, 2015 in Buford, GA. Born in Fort Wayne he was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven. He was an owner and operator of his own lawn care business. He enjoyed following college sports, loved to fish and play video games, but most of all loved spending time with his nephews. He is survived by his...
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Bernice "Bunny" E. Werling

January 18, 2015

Bernice "Bunny" E. Werling, 94, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Nelson and Alta (Jacoby) Bucher. She was the Valedictorian of the Leo High School Class of 1938. Her twin sister, Elizabeth "Betty" Fullerton was the Salutatorian. She was a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church Gar...
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Robert R. Arnos

January 17, 2015

Robert R. Arnos, 79, of New Haven, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Allen County, he was the son of the late Russell and Cecelia (Orlowski) Arnos. He was a member of Salem United Church of Christ in Fort Wayne, where he served as a past Trustee. He was also a 4-H leader for Milan Boosters for 25 years. Robert was self-employed at...
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Kevin William Elser, Sr.

January 17, 2015

Kevin William Elser, Sr., 51, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He worked as a landscaper at Galbraith's Landscaping and Garden Center, and was employed at Allen Plastics Repair. The avid music lover and sports fan was great at hockey, wrestling, and bowling. He is survived by his children, Kevin William Elser, Jr. of New Haven and...
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Marjorie A. Hoffman

January 16, 2015

Marjorie A. Hoffman, 80 of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, January 16, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne she was the daughter of the late Leroy and Loretta (Long) Smith. She was a R.N. at St. Joseph Medical Center for 25 years and then received her P.A. and worked at Fort Wayne Pediatrics for 19 years till she retired in 1997. Marjorie was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven. ...
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Cohen Christopher Smith

January 10, 2015

Cohen Christopher Smith, 5, died Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Parkview Regional Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Bryce A. and Wendy N. (Baker) Smith. He loved music, and the many sounds that animals make. He loved to laugh and was just an all-around happy kid. He is survived by his parents, Bryce and Wendy Smith of Fort Wayne; brother, Jackson David Smith;...
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Nancy M. Burke

January 6, 2015

Nancy M. Burke, 77, passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at home. Born in Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late William and Maggie Lloyd. She was a 32 year member of First Baptist Church of New Haven. She retired in 2001 from the United States Postal Service after 31 years. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her granddaughter, Heather Hoover. She is survived by her sons,...
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Tanya E. Eller

January 4, 2015

Tanya E. Eller, 53, died Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Parkview Regional Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Dayton, Ohio, she was the daughter of Maria Elena (Ron) Collins and the late Fred R. Eller. She loved gardening, decorating, motorcycle riding, and spoiling her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 12 years, George M. Smith; children, Travis (Sara) Eller of Fort Knox, KY, and Jamie...
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William L. "Bill" Ryan

January 3, 2015

William L. "Bill" Ryan, 69, of New Haven, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015 at his residence. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Marvin and Catherine (Adams) Ryan. He was a member of Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven, and a faithful volunteer at St. Mary's Soup Kitchen. He proudly served his country in the Army Reserve. Bill had a lifetime career at Parkview...
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Leonard Otto Goeglein

January 1, 2015

Leonard Otto Goeglein, 86, of Lakeland, FL, formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away Thursday, January 1, 2015 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Otto and Bertha Goeglein. He was a lifetime member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. He was a 1946 graduate of New Haven High School. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean War and was a member of American...
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Roger Allan Rebber

December 28, 2014

Roger Allan Rebber, 72, of New Haven, died Sunday, December 28, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Arthur and Luella Rebber. He was a lifetime member of Martini Lutheran Church, New Haven. The US Army veteran served his country during the Vietnam War. He retired in 2004 from B.F. Goodrich with over 32 years of service and also...
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John "Johnny" Michael Filosa

December 27, 2014

John "Johnny" Michael Filosa, 86, of New Haven, passed away Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Parkview Hospital Randalia, Fort Wayne. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Baldassario and Elivera (DiMaio) Filosa. He was a member of Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven, Knights of Columbus, Holy Name, and the American Legion Post 330. The Army veteran served his country in...
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Albert Ernest Jacquay

December 26, 2014

Albert E. Jacquay, 92, of Fort Wayne, died Friday, December 26, 2014 at Lamplight Assisted Living, Fort Wayne with his family by his side. Born in Allen County, he was the son of the late Ernest L. and Irene (Giant) Jacquay. He was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, American Legion Post 82 where he was a member of the Honor Guard, and volunteered at the V.A. hospital. The...
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Audine V. Love

December 22, 2014

Audine V. Love, 87, of New Haven passed away Monday, December 22, 2014 at home. Born in New Haven, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Lepper) Roemer. She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church and a past member of the ladies society. Among her greatest joys were her grandchildren and spoiling them with ice cream. She is survived by her children, Steve (Kaye) Love of...
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Joel Bartholomew

December 16, 2014

Joel Bartholomew, 26, of Corpus Christi, formerly of New Haven passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Christus Spohn Memorial Medical Center, Corpus Christi, TX. Born in Fort Wayne, he was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven. The 2007 New Haven High School graduate enjoyed golf, soccer, and playing guitar. He was currently serving his country in the US Coast Guard...
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Marian Irene Comito

December 12, 2014

Marian Irene Comito, 87, of New Haven, died Friday, December 12, 2014 at Parkview Regional Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Viola (Long) Rose. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven and worked at Sears. Marian loved to read and Crochet. She is survived by her children, Ron (Janice) Comito of New...
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Dale "Richard" Goings

December 10, 2014

Dale "Richard" Goings, 82, of Fort Wayne, died Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Columbia City, he was the son of the late Ivan and Dorothy Goings. He was a member of Grace Gathering, New Haven. He retired in 1997 from Schneider National Carriers after ten years. He was also a member of Scottish Rite and Masonic Lodge 189, Columbia City. ...
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Ruth Gross

December 8, 2014

Ruth Gross, 76, of New Haven, formerly of Rome City, went home to be with her Lord, Monday, December 8, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Hoagland, she was the daughter of the late William and Emma Benziner. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Wolcottville. There is no love like a grandmother's love, and Ruth's grandchildren can attest to that. She...
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Donald Edwin Johns

December 4, 2014

Donald Edwin Johns, 86, of Woodburn, died Thursday, December 4, 2014 at home with his family by his side. Born in Allen County, he was the son of the late Denzil and Rachel Johns. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. He retired in 1993 from the Allen County Co-op after 15 years and was a lifetime farmer. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ruthann Johns; children,...
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Herman "Herm" F. Spieth

December 4, 2014

Herman "Herm" F. Spieth, 83, of New Haven, died Thursday, December 4, 2014 at home with his family by his side. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Ferdinand and Marcella (Gerardot) Spieth. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven and the Holy Name Society. The US Army veteran served his country in the Korean War. He retired from The Teamsters after 28...
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Bertha E. McDougle

November 22, 2014

Bertha E. McDougle, 95, of Fort Wayne, died November 22, 2014 at Canterbury Nursing and Rehabilitation, Fort Wayne. She was the daughter of the late Leroy and Mary (Broach) McDougle. She is survived by her sister, Hazel A. Walker, of Fort Wayne; 4 nieces and 2 nephews. She was also preceded in death by 3 sisters and 1 brother. Private graveside services will be at the convenience of the...
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Frederick "Rick" William Donahoo

November 19, 2014

Frederick "Rick" William Donahoo, 65, of Angola, formerly of Fort Wayne, died November 19, 2014 at home with his family by his side. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Joe and Dorothy Donahoo. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. The US Marine veteran served his country in Vietnam and was a volunteer at the V.A. Hospital. He was employed with Zollner Pistons...
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Phyllis J. Flora

November 19, 2014

Phyllis J. Flora, 84, previously of New Haven, passed away on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in Goshen at the Courtyard Healthcare Center. She had resided in Goshen since 2009. Phyllis Joan Paulin was born to Gusta and Albert J. Paulin on March 6, 1930, in Mishawaka. She attended Ball State University, where she met her husband, Dana. Phyllis and Dana were married in1952 and celebrated 55 years...
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Julie J. Gabet

November 17, 2014

Julie J. Gabet, 50, passed away Monday, November 17, 2014 at home with her family by her side. Born in Norfolk, VA, she was a receptionist at Parkview Hospital for 25 years. She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Paul Gabet; children, Zachary (Dena) Dunlap, Katie (Brent) Nahrwold, Luke Gabet, Anthony Gabet, and Gabrielle Gabet; grandchildren, Wyatt, Lexi, Hunter, and Vincent;...
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Walter Daniel Savieo

November 16, 2014

Walter Daniel Savieo, 89, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Monroeville, he was the son of the late Fredrick and Mary Savieo. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Fort Wayne. The US Army veteran served his country in World War II and was a member of American Legion Post 97, Auburn. He retired in 1976 from...
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Brent Lee Kiser

November 15, 2014

Brent Lee Kiser, 56, of Nashville, TN., formerly of New Haven, died November 15, 2014 at Tri Star Skyline Hospital, Madison, TN. He was born in Plymouth, IN. He was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, Goodlettsville, TN. He was a project engineer at Electrolux. Brent enjoyed restoring British antique sports cars in his free time. He is survived by his mother, Wanda Kiser of New Haven;...
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Virginia L. Roemer

November 13, 2014

Virginia L. Roemer, 90, of Urbana, formerly of New Haven, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Heartland of Urbana, Urbana, Ohio. Born in Woodburn, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Mada Caudle. She was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. She retired from General Electric after 35 years and was a member of General Electric Elex Club. After retirement she went on...
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Frances Mae Lewis

November 8, 2014

Frances Mae Lewis, 86, of Fort Wayne, died Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Coventry Meadows, Fort Wayne. Born in Muncie, she was the daughter of the late Don and Helen Hawk. She was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church and hosted house church for 12 years. She also enjoyed her time as a member with the Master Gardeners. She is survived by her sons, Scott (Kathy) Lewis...
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Jeanette A. Vachon

November 1, 2014

Jeanette A. Vachon, 86, of New Haven passed away on November 1, 2014. Born in Monroeville, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Marie (Lortie) Gerardot. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven. Jeanette was an Inventory Controller for Zoller Pistons for 17 years and retired in 1990. She was a member of the Rosary Sodality and Forrester. She enjoyed crochet,...
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Patricia J. Gerbers

October 31, 2014

Patricia J. Gerbers, of New Haven, died October 31, 2014 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Allen County, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Irmgard (Albersmeyer) Doctor. Pat retired as a machine operator at Sheller Globe and UTA after 27 years of service. She was a very active member Emanuel Lutheran Church, New Haven. Pat is survived by her husband of 63 years,...
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Carl W. Voors

October 30, 2014

Carl W. Voors, 93, of New Haven passed away on October 30, 2014. Born in New Haven, he was the son of the later William and Margaret (McGrath) Voors. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven. The US Army veteran served his country in World War II and was a member of American Legion Post 330 and Howard Bandelier Jr. VFW Post 2457. He retired in 1981 from General...
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Robert "Rob" Douglas Viggiano

October 27, 2014

Robert "Rob" Douglas Viggiano, 34, of New Haven passed away on October 27, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, he was a graduate of New Haven High School. He was employed as a machinist at Continental Diamond Tool, New Haven. He was also an avid animal lover and enjoyed dirt biking, snowmobiling, and motorcycles. He is survived by his parents, Raymond and Debra Viggiano of Fort Wayne; brother,...
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Edward "Eddie" Goldsmith

October 25, 2014

Edward "Eddie" Goldsmith, 59, passed away on October 25, 2014 at home. He was the son of the late Edward Goldsmith and Mary (Nietupski) Hibbard. He was a production technician for Flash Fold for 12 years and then Paperworks in Greensboro, NC, for 18 years. A devoted family man, Eddie lived for his wife, kids, and his grandkids. God gave him the gift of making people laugh. He is survived...
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Kathryn Joan Dinger

October 24, 2014

Kathryn Joan Dinger, 84, of West Lafayette, formerly of Greenwood, died Friday, October 24, 2014 at Signature Health Care Parkwood, Lebanon, IN. Born in Johnson County, Clark Twp., she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Mary (Marshall) Nay. She received her certificate as a registered nurse from the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Indianapolis, and later worked for the hospital as a...
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Katherine May Gick

October 20, 2014

Katherine May Gick, 30, of New Haven died unexpectedly on Monday, October 20, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, she attended Harvester Missionary Church, Fort Wayne. She worked and was involved with many facets at Easter Seals and volunteered her time at The Carriage House. She also enjoyed bowling, riding her bike, reading, puzzles, and participating in track for the Special Olympics. She is...
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Dewey "Gene" Marks

October 19, 2014

Dewey "Gene" Marks, 87, of New Haven died on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Toledo, Ohio, he was the son of the late Dewey and Marie Marks. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven and a graduate of Notre Dame University. He served his country in the US Navy and retired in 1980 from International Harvester after 20...
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Richard Dean "Dick" Woebbeking

October 15, 2014

Richard Dean "Dick" Woebbeking, 74, was stricken suddenly and unexpectedly and went to be with Jesus at 9:30 p.m. on October 15, 2014 at home. A lifelong Allen County resident and lifelong member of Christ Lutheran Church, Woodburn, he was born on a farm north of Woodburn on April 4, 1940 to the late Herbert and Anita (Knoblauch) Woebbeking. He and his wife Joan Kay (David), were married on May...
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Miriam Elaine Wray

October 10, 2014

Miriam Elaine Wray, 94, passed away on October 10, 2014 at Parkview Randallia Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Wilma Luginbill. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. She was also a member of a euchre club for over 50 years. She is survived by her husband of 74 years, Herbert; children, Pamela (Larry) Springer of...
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Robert A. Tuttle

October 4, 2014

Robert A. Tuttle, 80, of Fort Wayne, passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Golden Years Homestead, Ft. Wayne surrounded by his family. Born in Ft. Wayne, he was the son of the late Myron and Gertrude (Hartman) Tuttle. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. The Korean War Navy veteran was a past board member of American Legion Post 330, past president of the Eagles 3164,...
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Cecile K. Ladig

October 3, 2014

Cecile K. Ladig, 77, passed away on October 3, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, after losing a 17 month battle with cancer. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Dorothy (Petry) Jacquay. She was a member of St. Louis Besancon Catholic Church, New Haven. Cecile, retired in 1998 from Sheller Globe, Grabill with over 24 years of service. She is...
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Maynard E. Yarian

September 29, 2014

Maynard E. Yarian, 86, passed away on September 29, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Earl and Grace Yarian. He was a member of First Assembly of God, Fort Wayne and was also a deacon, greeter, bible school bus driver and visited the elderly. He served his country in the US Army and retired in 1994 from B. F. Goodrich with over...
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Barbara Jean Heine

September 28, 2014

Barbara Jean Heine, 75, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Arlene DuVall. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Waynedale. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, John; sons, David Heine of Fort Wayne, Steven Heine of Columbia City, and Mark (Kim) Heine of New Haven; sister, Carolyn Lockridge of New...
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Leona Rinaker

September 27, 2014

Leona Rinaker, 92, passed away Saturday September 27, 2014 at Signature Healthcare, Fort Wayne. Born in New Haven she was the daughter of the late John and Anna Nahrwold. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne and the ladies aid. She is survived by her daughter, Lois Cichocki of New Haven; sister, Pauline Baatz of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Benjermin (Rebecca)...
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Todd William Unsicker

September 25, 2014

Todd William Unsicker, 53, passed away unexpectedly of a pulmonary embolism on September 25, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he was a member of Brookside Church, Fort Wayne. Todd was a lifelong farmer and also a registered nurse. He loved his time spent at Lake George, golfing, and walking the beach in Florida. Most of all he enjoyed spending time...
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Ann Marie Martin

September 25, 2014

Ann Marie Martin, 99, passed away September 25, 2014 at Woodview Healthcare, Fort Wayne. Born in Niagra Falls, New York, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Placek. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, Fort Wayne. She is survived by her niece, Shirley (Don) Alexander of Morrison, CO; and great niece, Lisa Alexander of Englewood, CO. She was also preceded in death by...
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Dixie Elaine King Emerson

September 25, 2014

Dixie Elaine (King) Emerson, 61, passed away peacefully September 25, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Edith King. She worked as a waitress over the years at Eagles and 4 Mile. She was a member of American Legion, Moose, and Navy Club. She is survived by her husband, Dean; children, Paul (Heather) Hicks, Betty (Todd) Hagadorn; step-children, Troy ...
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Ruth M. Griebel

September 21, 2014

Ruth M. Griebel, 83, passed away on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at the Lutheran Life Villages, Ft. Wayne. Born in Wauseon, OH, she was the daughter of the late Ezra and Florence (Clark) Rychener. She was an R.N. at the Lutheran Hospital, Red Cross, and Lutheran Life Villages where she retired as head nurse in 1990 after 23 years. Her greatest joy in life was her family. She enjoyed sharing her...
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Barbara A. Seitz

September 20, 2014

Barbara A. Seitz, 88, of New Haven, passed away September 20, 2014 at St. Anne Home & Retirement, Ft. Wayne. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Mary (Gelbaugh) Bricker. She was a member of Blackhawk Baptist Church, Christian Women's Club, Stonecroft Ministries, and Orchard Ridge Country Club, all of Ft. Wayne and a Life Master of Bridge with the American...
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Patricia L. Gebert

September 20, 2014

Patricia L. Gebert, 82, of New Haven, passed away September 20, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Venedocia, OH, she was the daughter of the late Morgan and Mary (Grant) Evans. She was a member of New Haven United Methodist Church. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were among her greatest joys in life. She loved animals and flower gardening. She is...
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Vera T. Francois

September 17, 2014

Vera T. Francois, 88, passed away September 17, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Blue Island, IL she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Vera Jaeger. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She is survived by her children, John (Judi) Francois and Sharon (Greg) Rogers both...
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Elizabeth "Betty" A. Kumming Purvis

September 17, 2014

Elizabeth "Betty" A. Kumming Purvis, 84, of Fort Wayne, passed away September 17, 2014 at Parkview Regional Home Health and Hospice, Fort Wayne. Born in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Jesse Call, Sr. She was a member of New Haven United Methodist Church and attended Townhouse Chapel. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women. She attended DePauw University. ...
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Charles C. Bandelier

September 14, 2014

Charles C. Bandelier, I, 90, passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2014 in New Haven, Indiana. Born in Jefferson Township, he was the son of the late Harold and Ethel (Bolyard) Bandelier. Charles worked for Do It Best (HWI) for almost 20 years. He was a member of New Haven United Methodist Church, V.F.W. #2457, Marine Corp. League, and American Legion Post 330. Charles proudly served his...
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Mary J. Ort

September 13, 2014

Mary J. Ort, 82, of New Haven, passed away September 13, 2014 at Parkview Regional Home Health and Hospice, Ft. Wayne. Born in Gary, she was the daughter of the late Pauline McKimpson. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven. She retired from Carl's Tavern, New Haven after 30 years. Her life was her kids and grandkids and she enjoyed going to all their sporting...
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Melvin T. Downs

September 9, 2014

Melvin T. Downs, 74, of Woodburn died September 9, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Springfield, Ohio, he was the son of the late Robert and Candy Downs. He served his country in the US Air Force, and retired in 2006 from Materials Handling Equipment Corp after 39 years. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, and most of all he enjoyed his grandchildren. He was an avid...
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Gloria M. Werling

September 6, 2014

Gloria M. Werling, 89, of New Haven died September 6, 2014 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Minnie Wiegmann. The New Haven native was a loving farm wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother whose life long mission was to serve her family. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in New Haven. Those...
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Norman Edward McNally

September 5, 2014

Norman Edward McNally, age 72, died at his home in Spencerville, IN, on September 5. Born on November 19, 1941, in Pittsburgh, PA, he attended West Liberty College before moving to Twinsburg, OH and then to Woodburn, IN. He spent his 50 year career in education serving as a teacher and administrator at Maple Heights, Twinsburg, Antwerp, Fairview, Woodburn Lutheran, Central Lutheran, Holy Cross...
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Richard A. Dauer

September 2, 2014

Richard A. Dauer, 77, passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at Byron Health Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late William and Sophia Dauer. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church โ€“ Soest, Fort Wayne He is survived by his brother-in-law, Bernard Claymiller. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Evelyn Claymiller and Norbert Dauer. Funeral...
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Ron Brauner

August 31, 2014

Ron Brauner, 76, passed away Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in New Brunswick, NJ, Ron was a Senior Product Engineer for Dana Corp., retiring in 2001 after 30 plus years. After he retired, he drove the school bus for FWCS and Canterbury Schools and also the Hoosier Shuttle. He currently was working part time at Connolly's Do it Best. He was an active church...
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Joan Ellen Roemke

August 26, 2014

Joan Ellen Roemke, 71, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at home with her family by her side. Born in Blue Island, Illinois she was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. She retired as an aerobics instructor from the YWCA with over 15 years of service. She loved crafts, pets, and was a collector and garage sale enthusiast. She is survived by her children, Todd Klein, Tim...
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Dorcas Elaine Ringenberg McDeavitt

August 19, 2014

Dorcas Elaine Ringenberg McDeavitt went to be with her Lord on August 19, 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey where she and her husband served for the past 22 years. Dorcas was born on March 17, 1953 in Defiance, Ohio, where her father pastored a church in Continental, OH, but in the year she was born, the family moved to Cleveland, OH where her father began a new pastorate. The family moved to Woodburn,...
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William Marcellus Crunk

August 18, 2014

William Marcellus Crunk, 72, passed away Monday, August 18, 2014, at Genesis HealthCare, New Haven. Born in Central City, KY, he was the son of the late William and Lorine Crunk. He was a member of Westwood Fellowship, Woodburn. He served his country in the US Marines and retired from General Motors in 2003. The electronics lover spent his time operating radio controlled airplanes, building...
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Kenneth "Ken" Braun

August 17, 2014

Kenneth "Ken" Braun, 78, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center Hospice, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Rolland and Hilda Braun. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Soest), Fort Wayne. He graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School in 1954. He went on to attend GE Apprentice School as a tool and die maker and worked at GE...
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Patricia Ann Geier

August 22, 1942 - August 15, 2014

Patricia Ann Geier, 71, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Violet (Kamphues) Davis. She was a member of New Haven United Methodist Church. She was a Co-Owner of Patron Rebuilders, Manager of Bill Knapps Restaurant, and a Teller at National City Bank. She is survived by her...
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Katherine "Katie" Ann (Keim) Wolf

August 13, 2014

Katherine "Katie" Ann (Keim) Wolf, 80, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Born in Paulding, Ohio September 20, 1933 she was the daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth Keim. She was a member of New Haven United Methodist Church. Katie became the beloved wife of Ned Ellis Wolf, who survives, in 1952 where they met at Hardware Wholesalers Inc. She...
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Louise "Weezy" Pierce

August 20, 1948 - August 8, 2014

Louise M. "Weezy" Pierce, 65, of Hoagland, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Wheaton, IL she was the daughter of the late John and Lucille Gangestad. She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, New Haven. She was a manager for various credit unions in the Ft. Wayne area and recently retired from Walgreens, New Haven. She had a passion and love for...
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