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Walter D. Manes, 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away Monday, July 4, 2016. Born February 15, 1930, he was a son of the late Delbert E. and Bessie L. (Flickinger) Manes. He served in the U.S. Army. He worked at Slater Steel and was a member of Waynedale United Methodist Church. Surviving family include his sons, Walter Kurt, Greg (Aisha) and Brad (Elvie) Manes; his new sweetheart, Charlene Bloom; sister, Harriett Van Hoozen; and a special great-grandson, Trace Bloom. He was also preceded in passing by his wife, Eleanor L. (Harshman) Manes; daughter, Sue A. Manes; and siblings, Charlotte Johnson, Barbara Motz, Phyllis Lorenz, JoAnn Graves, Patricia Motz, Mary Lou Jackson, Martha Jamieson, David Manes, and Anthony Manes. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2016, at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2016, at the funeral home. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to Riley Hospital for Children.