Celebrity Obituaries

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James "Jim" E. Siebert P.E.

May 26, 2015

James "Jim" E. Siebert P. E., 84, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Toledo, OH he was the son of the late Hans and Beatrice (Flickenger) Siebert. After graduating from the University of Toledo with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he provided 40 years of service for Magnavox Corp and was a member of the Magnavox Management Club,...
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Herbert C. Wray

May 24, 2015

Herbert C. Wray, 97, passed away on May 24, 2015. Born in Peru, IN he was the son of the late Homer and Ola (Whitzel) Wray. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. He was a partner and owner of Luginbill Wire and Die, where he also was a diamond die maker consultant, retiring in 1981. Herbert loved golfing and spending time with his family. He is survived by his...
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Norma B. Schaper

May 24, 2015

Norma B. Schaper, 82, passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Milan Twp., Allen County she was the daughter of the late Marie (Fritcha) and Martin Schafer. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, and loved entertainment and traveling. She is survived by her sister, Lela "Mickey" Schafer of Fort Wayne; Niece, Jo Anne...
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Margaret M. Lake

May 19, 2015

Margaret M. Lake, 98, passed away on May 19, 2015 at Woodview Healthcare, Fort Wayne. Born in Geronimo, OK she was the daughter of the late Frank and Grace (Wykle) Hankins. She was a member of New Haven United Methodist Church. She retired in 1972 from Sigrist Furniture after 22 years. Margaret loved playing bridge and traveling. She is survived by her step-children, Douglas (Kathy)...
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Beverly Yarian

May 19, 2015

Beverly Yarian, 80, passed away on May 19, 2015 at home peacefully. Born in Fort Wayne she was the daughter of the late Russell and Zenus Gillingham. She was a member of the First Assembly Of God, Fort Wayne. Beverly loved working in her flower garden, and was an avid reader, but most importantly, she loved being with her family. She is survived by her children, Ron Yarian of New Haven,...
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Thomas F. Meyer

May 14, 2015

Thomas F. Meyer, 68, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Genesis Healthcare – New Haven Center. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of the late Oscar and Pauline (Witte) Meyer. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Woodburn. The Purple Heart recipient served his country in the US Air Force during Vietnam and Desert Storm. He was also a member of American Legion Post 420 and the...
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Gail Ann Wonderly

May 14, 2015

Gail Ann Wonderly, 67, of Fort Wayne left this life on Thursday, May 14, 2015 surrounded by her loving family in Fort Wayne. She was born March 10, 1948 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Joan (Miller) Same and William Schwonke. She married her high school sweetheart and father of her children on April 12, 1969. She is survived by her devoted husband, John; children, Jay, Jym (Sarah), and Josh...
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Ronze Stephen Gengo

May 12, 2015

Ronze Stephen Gengo, 95, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Vandergrift, PA he was the son of the late Guiseppe and Caterin (Cazzolla) Gengo. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven. The US Army veteran served his country in World War II. He retired in 1981 from B.F. Goodrich after 21 years of service. ...
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Steven Douglas Lothamer

May 7, 2015

Steven Douglas Lothamer, 54, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, the career mechanic had worked for Homier and Sons, Inc., Payne, OH. He took his skills as a mechanic and helped many in need, often refusing payment. He was a member of Navy Ship 245 and Howard Bandelier VFW Post 2457. The racing fanatic loved NASCAR and was a hockey fan...
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Delmar L. Gerbers

May 2, 2015

Delmar L. Gerbers, of New Haven, died May 2, 2015 at Woodview Assisted Living, Fort Wayne. Born in Allen County, he was the son of the late Gerhard and Freida (Schaper) Gerbers. Delmar retired as an assembler at International Harvester in 1981 after 32 years of service. He was a very active member at Emanuel Lutheran Church, New Haven. He was an avid bowler for 60 years and was in...
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James E. "Satch" Todd

April 30, 2015

James E. "Satch" Todd, 82, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at home. Born in Wauseon, Ohio, he was the son of the late Ralph and Flossie Todd. He was a member of New Haven United Methodist Church. The US Navy veteran served his country during the Korean War and was a member of American Legion Post 330, Navy Club Ship 245, and the Loyal Order of Moose. He retired in 1993 from Magnavox...
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Robert E. "Bobby" Laguna

April 25, 2015

Robert E. "Bobby" Laguna, 63, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Francisco and Petra (Espinoza) Laguna. He attended Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Fort Wayne. Bob had a love of music and dancing, which led him to work as a disc jockey early in life. He later went on to work at WMEE, WANE TV,...
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Dorothy Phyllis Benzinger

April 24, 2015

Dorothy Phyllis (Brenneke) Benzinger, 95, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2015 at St. Anne Home, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late William and Rose (Gunzenhauser) Junk. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Woodburn. She was always ready for a card game and never held back on bid euchre. She is survived by her children, Richard (Candy)...
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Erma L. Henderson

April 20, 2015

Erma L. Henderson, 87, passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015 at Woodview Healthcare, Fort Wayne. Born in Ossian, she was the daughter of the late Rufus and Marie (Witte) Werling. She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, New Haven; Lutheran Women's Missionary League; Federation of Lutheran Women; Concordia Seminary Guild, Fort Wayne; and Emanuel Ladies Society. She worked at International...
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Julie A. Redding

April 19, 2015

Julie A. Redding, 49, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne after courageous battle with cancer. Born in Fort Wayne, she was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. She loved helping people which led to her career as a registered nurse at Parkview Hospital for 23 years. A lover of life, she enjoyed traveling and eating out with her...
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Virgil D. Berridge

April 17, 2015

Virgil D. Berridge, 80, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 17, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Marion, Ohio he was the son of the late Rev. J. Howard and Bertha (DeLaney) Berridge. The US Air Force veteran was a proud truck driver for Mason Dixon and USF Holland, retiring in 1998. He was also a member of Teamster 414, loved yardwork, spending time with his grandkids,...
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Anna M. Stippich

April 16, 2015

Anna M. Stippich, 72, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in New Haven, she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Anna (McCone) Schaefer. She was a very active member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, New Haven and volunteered for Stephen Ministry. She was also a member of American Legion Post 330 Auxiliary and Howard Bandelier Jr. VFW...
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Raymond "Ray" H. Watts

April 16, 2015

Raymond "Ray" H. Watts, 87, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at The Cedars, Leo. Born in Portland, he was the son of the late Charles and Mary (Bailey) Watts. The US Navy veteran service his country in World War II, was a member of American Legion Post 330, and I.O.O.F. 281. He retired in 1983 from International Harvester after 22 years of service. He is survived by his sons,...
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Nancy Lee Davis

April 14, 2015

Nancy Lee Davis, 77, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Born in New Albany, New York she was the daughter of the late George and Janet (Taylor) McCulloch. She owned and operated JND Egg Noodles since 1980. Nancy was a hard worker who loved gardening and spending time with her family. She is survived by her children, James (Theresa) Davis of Crystal Lake,...
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Genevieve M. Beverly

April 10, 2015

Genevieve M. Beverly, 89, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2015 at Woodview a Waters Community, Fort Wayne. Born in New Haven, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Anna Bowers. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven. She loved her country home, eating out and polka/square dancing. She always enjoyed hot coffee, sweets of all kinds (especially cinnamon rolls...
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Tatiana Iris Renee Speith-Fish

April 9, 2015

Tatiana Iris Renee Speith-Fish, 9 minutes, was carried to heaven by angels on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Cameron Fish and Tiffany Speith-Fish. She is also survived by her half-sister, Madison Fish of Plymouth; grandparents, Andrew and Tammy Speith of Monroeville, Beth Fish and Troye (Amy Noble) Fish...
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Naomi Ruth Strabbing

April 8, 2015

Naomi Ruth Strabbing, 90, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at home with her family by her side. Born in Antigo, Wisconsin, she was the daughter of the late Jerry and Kathryn Sires. She was a member of St. Louis Besancon Catholic Church, New Haven and the rosary sodality. She worked as a bridal seamstress for over 20 years. She is survived by her children, Lynn (Robert) Durkin of...
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Patricia "Pat" I. Perkins

April 4, 2015

Patricia "Pat" I. Perkins, 81, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Parkview Hospital – Randallia, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late William and Lillian (Rassi) Levy. She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, New Haven. She was also a member of the church choir and volunteered at Central Lutheran School. She was a bus driver at East Allen County Schools...
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Alice Taylor Lloyd

February 24, 1922 - April 4, 2015

Alice P. (Taylor) Lloyd, 93, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Ashton Creek Rehab Hospital. She was born in Jefferson County, Indiana on February 24, 1922 and was the daughter of the late Irvin and Mattie B. (Weaver) Taylor. Alice was a member of the Paynesville Christian Church, and was employed at Commonwealth Insurance Company, Louisville, KY for 14 years and Lincoln National Life...
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Clarence "Sarge" Runge

April 2, 2015

Clarence "Sarge" Runge, 84, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Genesis Healthcare, New Haven. Born in George, IA he was the son of the late Herman and Dena Runge. He served his country in Vietnam during which he received a Purple Heart. He went on to retire from the US Army in 1971 after 23 years of service, after which he worked for the Allen County Sheriff Department and Corrections...
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Dorothy "Dot" Helen Easterly

April 2, 2015

Dorothy "Dot" Helen Easterly, 82, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, just one day shy of her 83rd birthday. Born in Peoria, IL, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Helen Burdick. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne. She was employed with New Haven Public Schools as a teacher for ten years. She was also a member...
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Patricia Rose Rebber

March 29, 2015

Patricia Rose Rebber, 87, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015 at home with her family by her side. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Emmett and Ida Gibson. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven. She had worked for ARA Food Services and Lincoln Life. Patricia was known for her quick wit and radiant smile. Her family was very important to her,...
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James "Jim" E. Cook

March 28, 2015

James "Jim" E. Cook, 81, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Markle Health and Rehabilitation, Markle. Born on October 8, 1933 in New Haven, Indiana, he graduate from New Haven High School in 1952. He worked at Western Auto, WT Grant, Wayne Home Equipment, Midwest Tool and Die and was a longtime fixture at Westwood Lanes. He was known as the "best looking man in the world" to his family,...
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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 – 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 – "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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