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Tara L. Waltke, 60, of Fort Wayne passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017. She was born on October 17, 1956, a daughter of Joe and Lois Huber. She worked at Lincoln National Life for 26 years before retiring in 2002. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church and enjoyed spending time with her family. Surviving family include her husband, Jim Waltke; daughter, Abbey (Jared) Shimel; her parents, Joe and Lois; sisters, Sandy (Jim) Carden, and Karen (Ray) Stuckey; mother-in-law, Patricia Waltke; and nine nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am on Friday, September 1, 2017 at St. Therese Catholic Church, 2304 Lower Huntington Rd., Fort Wayne with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be from 2-4 and 6-8 pm on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Rd., Fort Wayne with a rosary at 7:30 pm. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to St. Therese Catholic Church or League for the Blind.