Our Obituaries

Craig Lee Brunkhart

October 19, 1975 - October 19, 2017

Craig Lee Brunkhart, 42, of Fort Wayne, passed away October 19, 2017 at his home. He was born October 19, 1975 in Fort Wayne to his parents, Jerry and Sharon (Williamson) Brunkhart. He worked as a journeyman plumber for Korte Does It All. He loved being in nature and enjoyed hunting and fishing. In addition to his parents, he is survived by sister, Angie (Brad) Smock of Roanoke; grandmothers,...
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Robert Dwaine Favory

December 26, 1935 - October 12, 2017

Robert Dwaine Favory, 81, of Ft. Wayne, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017. He was born December 26, 1935 to the late Morris W. and Wanetta M. Favory. Bob enjoyed classic cars, model making, and bowling. He is survived by a number of cousins; two nephews; one niece; a friend, Sheri Bissonnette; and frinds at Easterseals Arc of Northeast Indiana He was also preceded in death by his brother,...
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Patricia Carolyn Denney

November 12, 1939 - September 22, 2017

Patricia Carolyn Denney, 77, of Fort Wayne, passed away, Friday, September 22, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital. She was born in November 12, 1939 in Bristol, VA to the late Clarence and Geneva (Sansome) East. She had worked many different jobs throughout her life, but mainly worked as a homemaker, caring for her family. She was a member of Uniontown Church of Christ, Daughters of the Confederacy,...
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Jay Merritt

September 15, 2017 - September 15, 2017

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Helen R. Heine

March 4, 1926 - September 4, 2017

Helen R. (Bubb) Heine, 91, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus and her beloved husband, Harold on September 4, 2017. She was born March 4, 1926 in Fort Wayne, daughter of the late Ralph and Mary (Ottenweller) Bubb. She was a devoted mother and loving grandmother. She loved spending time with her family. Surviving are her children, Susan K. Heine and Karen (Chuck Schroeder) Heine, both of...
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Mary C. Wells

February 17, 1915 - September 3, 2017

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Juanita Mae Stein

May 31, 1929 - August 27, 2017

Juanita Mae Stein, 88, of Fort Wayne, passed away August 27, 2017 at her residence. She was born on May 31, 1929 in North Carolina. She retired from General Electric after 40+ years. She is survived by her daughter, Terry Bowers; sons, Thomas E. Stein, Paul C. Stein, Charles N. Stein, and Loren D. "Bo" Stein; brother, Donald Williams; 18 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and four great-great...
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Keith A. Yoquelet,

June 4, 1993 - August 26, 2017

Keith Alan Yoquelet, Jr., 24, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Born on June 4, 1993 in Fort Wayne. He enjoyed racing, music, fishing, and eating. He will be remembered as someone who had a big heart. Surviving family include his father, Keith Alan Yoquelet, Sr.; mother, Sarah Yoquelet; step-father, Terry Johnson; sisters, Amber and Samantha Yoquelet; grandmother, Phyllis...
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Tara L. Waltke

October 17, 1956 - August 25, 2017

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...
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Michael Ralstin

April 12, 1958 - August 21, 2017

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Dowane E. Shoaf

November 25, 1924 - August 21, 2017

Dowane E. Shoaf, 92, of Columbia City, passed away on August 21, 2017. Born on November 25, 1924, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Fred and Vera (Perkins) Shoaf; and retired in 1987, from Allen Dairy, after many years of service. He is survived by his daughter Betty (Dale) Armbruster, of Columbia City. He was also preceded in death by his wife Bertha "Jean" Shoaf; and brother, Fred (Opal)...
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Maxine A. Yater

July 21, 1924 - August 14, 2017

Maxine A. Yater, 93, passed away at home on August 14, 2017. She was born on July 21, 1924 in Fulton, Indiana to the late James and Lorene (Kern) Baird. After Mrs. Yater graduated from Fulton High School she went on to graduate from Beauty College in Ft. Wayne. She was a hairdresser at Lutheran Homes for over 17 years. While working at the South Side Grill she met her husband, of nearly 74...
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Lloyd T. White

June 1, 1950 - August 11, 2017

Lloyd T. White, Sr. passed away on Friday, August 11, 2017. He was born June 1, 1950 to James F. "Buddy" White and Lola V. White. Lloyd attended Southside H.S. and later entered the U.S. Navy. In February 1971 he married Yvonne Kelly from Newport, Rhode Island. From that union he had two sons, Lloyd T. White, Jr. and Kevin White; four grandchildren, Kaliyah, Kevin, Kiyanna and Kylie. He is also...
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W. Michael Stavenik

March 28, 1942 - August 9, 2017

W. Michael Stavenik, 75, passed away unexpectedly, August 9, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital. He was the son of Bill and Frieda (Heyerly) Stavenik of Monroe, IN. He resided in Ft Wayne since 1968. He worked as a custodian for several years at Lakeside Bowling & Golf. He loved trains and was a lifelong member and contributor to the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society. He often expressed gratitude...
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Patricia C. Geroff

May 26, 1925 - August 1, 2017

Patricia C. "Pat" Geroff, 92, of Fort Wayne passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. She was born on May 26, 1925, a daughter of the late Jerome E. and Violet Druzella (Price) Frye. She worked as a claims adjuster for Meridian Insurance. She was a member at Harvester Missionary Church where she was very involved in the children's ministry. She was also a member of the Insurance Women's...
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Radonna Kay Mulholland

July 2, 1940 - July 29, 2017

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Marilyn Joann Smith

August 30, 1939 - July 29, 2017

Marilyn "Judy" Smith, 77, of Fort Wayne, passed away on July 29, 2017 at her residence. She was born August 30, 1939 in Fort Wayne to the late Herman and Grace (Tom) Henry. She was a graduate of Elmhurst High School and then worked at Anthony Wayne Bank. After raising her family she joined her husband and worked as a Customer Service Representative at Davenport Insurance. She was a faithful...
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Eugene R. Winans

September 29, 1929 - July 22, 2017

Eugene R. Winans, 87, of Fort Wayne passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2017. He was born on September 29, 1929 in Sturgis, Michigan, a son of the late Edwin and Emma (Miller) Winans. He worked at REA Magnet Wire as a quality control inspector for 44 years before retiring in 1992. He was a faithful member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was also a member of the National...
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Richard S. Millhouse

January 13, 1927 - July 11, 2017

Richard "Dick" Millhouse, 90, passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital. He was born January 13, 1927 to Nelson and Marie (Hower) Millhouse. Dick was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U. S. Army Air Corp. He retired from the U. S. Postal Service in 1988 with 37 years of service. He married Wilma Jean Palmer May 29, 1948 and he loved and cherished their 63 years together. Dick and...
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Jeraldine Ilene Jackson

July 23, 1933 - July 5, 2017

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Katherine Ruth Greene

August 27, 1927 - July 3, 2017

Katherine R. Greene, 89, of Fort Wayne passed away on Monday, July 3, 2017. She was born on August 27, 1927 in Allen County, a daughter of the late Louis F. and Mathilde S. (Krueckeberg) Springer. She was a homemaker, a photo lab tech at Howard's Photo Lab, and worked not only cleaning homes, but caring for others in the community. She was a member at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Thiele Rd. ...
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Shirley J. Winans

March 19, 1931 - June 8, 2017

Shirley J. Winans, 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017 Surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 19, 1931 in Guide Rock, Nebraska to the late Merle W. and Gertrude (Vance) Hubbard. She retired in 1992 from Lincoln Life Insurance Company. She was a faith filled member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and a longtime member of the National Fraternal...
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William Munroe

May 12, 1936 - June 2, 2017

William "Bill" Munroe, 81, of Fort Wayne passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017. He was born on May 12, 1936 in Syracuse, New York, a son of the late Thomas and Doris (Mead) Munroe. He served in the U.S. Navy. He worked as a salesman and later owned and operated Service Engineering before retiring. He was a member at Waynedale United Methodist Church where he was active with the youth. ...
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Ruth Anne Buhr

August 10, 1949 - June 1, 2017

Ruth Anne Buhr, 67, of Fort Wayne, passed away at her home on June 1, 2017. She was born August 10, 1949 to the late Lewis and Helen (Adams) Fralick. She had worked for numerous companies as an office manager. She had many interests, however spending time with her family and friends was always a priority. Surviving are her children Shannon (Robert Wasilowski) Monroe of San Francisco, CA, Darren ...
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Gilford L. Johnson

December 8, 1924 - June 1, 2017

Gilford L. "Gil" Johnson, 92, of Brookville, OH passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Brookhaven Retirement Community following an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers and his first wife, Hillis. He was a US Army veteran of WWII, serving 33 months in the South Pacific. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He retired after 40 years with...
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Cheryl L. Mowan

July 3, 1945 - May 27, 2017

Chery L. (Cooper) Mowan, 71, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Born on July 3, 1945, she was a daughter of the late Maurice and Arleene (Richards) Cooper. She worked at St. Therese Catholic Church as a secretary, and as Pastoral Minister of Services. She was a member at St. Therese Catholic Church, St. Vincent de Paul Society, she was a Third Order Franciscan, served on the...
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Thomas C. Sommer

June 9, 1948 - May 24, 2017

Thomas C. Sommer, 68, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Born June 9, 1948, in Decatur, Ind., he was the son of the late Robert C. and Artina Sommer. He attended Concordia Lutheran Grade School, Concordia Lutheran High School, and Concordia Teachers College in River Forest, Ill. He did graduate work in philosophy at American University, Washington, D.C. He was currently a...
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Mary Isabelle Smith

July 10, 1923 - April 21, 2017

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Darlene Susanne Bunch

July 1, 1954 - April 15, 2017

Darlene "Sue" Bunch, 62, of Fort Wayne passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017. She was born on July 1, 1954 in Monticello, Indiana, a daughter of the late Thomas Eugene and Evelyn (Lawson) Hines. She worked as a hostess at Bandido Waynedale; drove school bus for six years for FWCS, was owner of Waynedale Hair Salon, and most recently was cutting hair at Brookdale Assisted Living. She was a...
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Lois Goss

February 21, 1923 - April 15, 2017

Lois Goss, 94, peacefully fell asleep in death on Saturday, April 15, 2017. A life-long resident of Fort Wayne, she was born on February 21, 1923, a daughter of the late Andrew J and Eva M (Kiefer) Newell. She worked as a homemaker caring for and raising her family. She was baptized as on of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1954 and was a recent member of the Carroll Creek Congregation. She enjoyed...
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Margaret E. Stettler

February 19, 1923 - April 15, 2017

Margaret E. Stettler, 94, of Fort Wayne, passed away April 15, 2017 at St. Anne Home. She was born February 19, 1923 in Buffalo, NY. She worked as a homemaker and after her family was raised, she had worked as a bookkeeper for Light and Breuning and as a secretary at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. She enjoyed many things, including fishing, spending time at the lake and putting puzzles together....
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Carl J. Aschliman

November 10, 1921 - April 14, 2017

Carl J. Aschliman, 95, of Fort Wayne passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017. He was born on November 10, 1921 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a son of the late John and Margaret (Herbstreith) Aschliman. He was the owner and operator of Aschliman Greenhouse. He also worked at St. Joe Hospital. He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. He spent his time growing flowers and tending his...
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Michael Gerardot

September 11, 1945 - April 12, 2017

Michael Gerardot, 71, of New Haven, passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. He was born on September 11, 1945 in Monroeville, a son of the late Stanley and Frieda (Savio) Gerardot. He worked at and retired from Franke Plating Works, Inc. He enjoyed spending his time feeding the birds and squirrels. He also enjoyed crafting things from old "junk". Surviving family include his children,...
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Cheryl Tyner

October 21, 1972 - April 12, 2017

Cheryl A. Tyner, 44, of Bluffton, formerly of Yoder, passed away April 12, 2017 at Bluffton Region Medical Center. She was born October 21, 1972 in Fort Wayne to George and Jacqueline "Jackie" (Tinnin) Tyner. She is survived by her parents; brothers, Steve Tyner of Churubusco and Chris (Janet) Tyner of Fort Wayne; sisters, Judy (Bob) Papai of Amboy, IN and Lynn (David) Heim of Castle Rock, CO; ...
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Eugene A. Fisher

June 6, 1934 - April 11, 2017

Eugene A. Fisher, 82, of Fort Wayne passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. He was born on June 6, 1934 in Columbia City, a son of the late Alton and Berniece (Stickler) Fisher. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a senior electronic tech. working for Magnitech, Magnavox, and Phillips. He enjoyed camping. One of his great passions was belonging to the Fort Wayne Radio Club and the many things...
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Mary F. Masters

November 19, 1965 - April 11, 2017

Mary F. (Wall) Masters, 51, of Fort Wayne passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. She was born on November 19, 1965 in Winamac, Indiana. She worked at Tri-State Vacuum. She was an auxiliary member at VFW 1421, American Legion Post 241, and Eagles 248. She enjoyed bowling, painting, watching racing, and spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving family include her husband, Robert Masters...
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Lucille Irene Stapleton

July 5, 1931 - March 23, 2017

Lucille Irene Stapleton, 85, of Fort Wayne, passed away March 23, 2017 at Signature Care. She was born July 5, 1931 in Fort Wayne to the late Sam and Laura (Mutton) Platt. She retired from Super Market Services. Surviving are her sons, Michael (Marsha) Stapleton of Fort Wayne and Terry Stapleton of Leo; sister, Lorene Gregory of Butler, IN; brother, Ralph Allen Platt of Fort Wayne; grandson, Gary...
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Randy J. Bentrup

August 11, 1949 - March 22, 2017

Randy J. Bentrup, 67, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Hospice Home. He was born August 11, 1949 in St. Louis Missouri to the late Ralph Robert and Lorane Sarah (Young) Bentrup. He worked as an auto body specialist and retired from Maaco in 2007. He also was co-owner of Shively's Body Shop. He enjoyed many things in life. Working on cars, camping, taking road trips,...
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Marcella E. Palmer

October 9, 1924 - March 22, 2017

Marcella E. Palmer, 92, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. She was born on October 9, 1924 in Whitley County, a daughter of the late Lewis and Nora (Pequignot) Hine. She worked as a homemaker raising her family. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church and their rosary sodality. She enjoyed watching baseball, basketball, playing...
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John Edward Waltke

October 21, 1925 - March 21, 2017

John Edward "Jack" Waltke, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at his residence. He was born October 21, 1925 in Fort Wayne to the late Ernest and Mary M. (Romary) Waltke. He retired in 1991 from Super Food Services as a sales representative. He had previously worked as a supervisor for People's Dairy and owned Hep's Dairy Stores. After retirement he enjoyed helping to care for...
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Sandra A. Houlihan

February 19, 1939 - March 13, 2017

Sandra A. Houlihan, began her Heavenly walk with God on Monday, March 13, 2017. She was born on Feb. 19, 1939. Her deep faith and her love of family, teaching and playing piano and organ, quilting, public service on the Allen County Council, and genealogy work are but a few of the ways she will be fondly remembered. She now awaits her husband, Robert A. Houlihan; son, Mahlon L. Houlihan;...
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Evalyn L. Johnson

October 11, 1919 - March 9, 2017

Evalyn L. Johnson, 97, of Fort Wayne passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017. She was born on October 11, 1919, in Huntington County, Indiana, a daughter of the late Charles and Lela (Harvey) Jackson. She retired from K-Mart Corp. after 32 years. She was a life time member of Zanesville Church of God, Rebecca Odd Fellow Lodge, and Purdue Home Ex Club. Surviving family include her grandchildren...
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Patrula Hultquist

June 4, 1922 - March 8, 2017

Patrula "Pat" Hultquist, 94, of Fort Wayne, crossed over on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Born June 4, 1922, in Fort Wayne, Pat was the daughter of Mary Slentz and James Lambrakis. She attended Harrison Hill Elementary School (where she and her friend, Mary Ann Miller, frequently got into trouble for "getting the giggles" during class) and South Side High School, graduating in...
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Ynasio J. Chavarria

September 1, 1946 - March 1, 2017

Ynasio J. "Poncho" Chavarria, 70, of Van Wert, Ohio passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017. He was born on September 1, 1946 in Paulding, Ohio, a son of the late Emanuel and Aurora (Torres) Chavarria. He was a member of the American Legion, the Moose Lodge, and he enjoyed bowling. Surviving family include his brothers, Rich (Gale) and Manuel Chavarria; sister, Aurora "Gina" (Michael) Dominguez;...
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Marcella M. Eminger

November 10, 1915 - February 25, 2017

Marcella M. "Sally" Eminger, 101, of Fort Wayne, passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017 at St. Anne Home. She was born November 10, 1915 in St. Henry, OH to the late Adam and Mary (Altmeyer) Esser. She worked as a homemaker and had also worked at Essex Wire and Die as a die maker during WWII and also had previously worked in the cafeteria at L. S. Ayres and Lincoln Life. She was a...
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Lyndon Joel Woodward

May 24, 1989 - February 22, 2017

Lyndon Joel Woodward, 27, passed away February 22, 2017. He is survived by his father, Lyndon Jay Woodward; mother, Angela Brooks; step-mother, Debra Perry; brother, Justin Woodward; sister, Hailey Woodward; step-sister, Payton Fiedler; grandparents, Phillip and Mary Woodward and Cindy Stantz; eight Aunts and Uncles; four Nieces and Nephews; 23 Cousins. He was preceded in death by his cousin,...
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Alfred Christian Hansen

April 4, 1916 - February 22, 2017

Alfred Christian "Swede" Hansen went to be with the Lord on February 22, 2017 at River Terrace Retirement Community. He was born April 4, 1916 in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. His nickname, Swede, is actually a misnomer. It seems his kindergarten friends thought he was speaking Swedish so dubbed him "Swede", but he was actually talking in Danish. His parents moved to the United States in 1912 from...
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Helen L. Lewis

July 21, 1951 - February 21, 2017

Helen L. Lewis, 65, of Fort Wayne passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. She was born on July 21, 1951. She enjoyed playing bingo, knitting, gardening, and especially being with her family members. Surviving family include her children, Karen (Jasen), Michael (Faith), Jesse, Edward (Angie), Daniel (Heather); their father, James Lewis; 20 grandchildren and six great grandchildren; sisters,...
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Ruth Ethel Myers

December 20, 1913 - February 15, 2017

Ruth E. Myers, 103, of Fort Wayne passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. She was born on December 20, 1913, a daughter of the later Marion and Etta (Schultz) Shive. She worked at General Electric for 40 years before retiring in 1979. She was a member of the Elex Club, Aripeka Baptist Church, Florida, Southwest Conservation Club, and Moose Lodge. She was especially proud of being elected...
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Robert R. Light

March 4, 1926 - February 9, 2017

Robert R. "Bob" Light, 90, of rural Fort Wayne passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017. He was born on March 4, 1926, a son of the late Raymond and Lucille Light. He served in the U.S. Navy. He worked as a teacher, a coach, and a principal at schools in Allen and Wells counties. He was a life-time member of the VFW and American Legion Post 241. He prided himself for his service to the many...
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Helen Marie Levy

August 5, 1943 - January 28, 2017

Helen Marie Levy, 73, of Fort Wayne, passed away Saturday, January 28, 2017 at her home. She was born August 5, 1943 in Fort Wayne. She retired after 28 years at Lincoln Food Services and was part owner at H & H Shoe Repair. She was a member of 8 & 40 and the Eastern Star. She also was a very active member and past president of the American Legion Post 241 Auxiliary. Surviving are her...
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Robert Stephen Buhr

October 15, 1947 - January 28, 2017

Robert Stephen Buhr went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, he graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1966. Following graduation, he enlisted in the Marine Corp and was a combat veteran in Vietnam. After his service to our country he returned to Ft. Wayne and went to work at Dana Corporation retiring in 2013 after 37 years of service. Bob was an avid...
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Dorothy Nellie Hart

January 23, 1927 - January 27, 2017

Dorothy Nellie Hart, 90, of Fort Wayne, died Friday, January 27, 2017 at Visiting Nurse's Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Dorothy was born on January 23, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of Wesley and Nellie Cabic. She worked as a beautician for over 30 years in Port Huron, Michigan where she was loved and appreciated by her many clients at "Dorothy's Beauty Shop". Dorothy enjoyed cooking, was an...
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Christopher Andrew Long

May 14, 1971 - January 26, 2017

Christopher Andrew Long, 45, of Fort Wayne, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. He was born May 14, 1971 in Fort Wayne. He graduated from Purdue University and worked as an engineer for Logikos, Inc. Surviving are his wife, Debra J. Long of Fort Wayne; children, Tyler, Kaydance, Addison, and Alexander Long, all at home; mother, Gwendolyn Long of Battle...
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Donna Jean Springer

May 25, 1931 - January 25, 2017

Donna Jean Springer, 85, of Fort Wayne, passed away January 25, 2017 at Renaissance Village. She was born May 25, 1931 to the late John and Alice (Swank) Adams. She worked as a homemaker and after her family had been raised, she worked at MCL Cafeteria for almost 15 years. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. Cooking, baking, bowling, and dancing were just a few of her passions....
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John L. Wyatt

November 16, 1929 - January 19, 2017

John L. Wyatt, 87, of Valrico, Florida formerly of Ft. Wayne passed away peacefully on January 19, 2017. He was born November 16, 1929; the second son of the late Nathaniel Kenneth and Ilo Cecil Wyatt, John was raised in Ft. Wayne. Mr. Wyatt was a graduate of Central High School. He retired from the Post Office after 30 years of service. He was a Korean War Veteran, having served with the United...
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Phyllis I. Genth

January 9, 1935 - January 19, 2017

Phyllis I. Genth, 82, of Ossian, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 19, 2017, under the care of hospice at North woods Village Memory Care Unit in Fort Wayne. Phyllis was the daughter of Clyde Genth and Thelma (Black) Genth who resided on McArthur Drive across from Waynedale Grade School. A 1953 graduate of Elmhurst High School, she was a lifelong member of Waynedale United Methodist...
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George Dean Stein

May 9, 1929 - January 19, 2017

George D. Stein, 87, of Fort Wayne passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017. He was born on May 9, 1929, in Remington, Indiana, a son of the late George and Gertrude (Kelly) Stein. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He worked at ITT as manager of Quality Assurance in the Aerospace Division before retiring in 1991. He was an active member of American Legion Post 296. Since...
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Donna Jo Valerio

March 7, 1956 - January 14, 2017

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Doris M. Walker

February 17, 1922 - January 11, 2017

Doris M. Walker, 94, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Renaissance Village. Born in Fort Wayne, Doris was the daughter of the late Henry and Anna Walker. Doris worked at General Electric for 43 years until her retirement. She enjoyed gardening, reading, and in earlier years embroidery. Doris was a founding member of Avalon Missionary Church. She is survived by her nieces, Gloria (Jimmy)...
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Dorothy Jane Kehr

October 6, 1923 - January 8, 2017

Dorothy Jane Kehr, 93, lifelong resident of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Heritage of Fort Wayne. She was born October 6, 1923 to the late Harry and Mary (Gongaware) Stapleton. She attended Elmhurst High School. Dorothy worked as a homemaker, caring for her family, and also worked at the Jefferson House as a seamstress for 12 years. She was a warm and gracious person who...
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R. Earl Reiter

June 18, 1944 - January 1, 2017

R. "Easy" Reiter, 72, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, January 1, 2017. He was born on June 18, 1944 to the late Earl and Marie Reiter. He attended Precious Blood and graduated from Central Catholic High School. Easy was a very hard worker and was always determined to do his best. He worked for Momper Insulation, Trevino Tile, and retired...
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Lucille I. Hanson

April 11, 1912 - December 31, 2016

Lucille I. Neff Hanson, 104, of Fort Wayne, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Coventry Meadows. She was born April 11, 1912 in South Bend to the late John and Lillian Walters. She worked as a homemaker along with having worked as a secretary and salesperson. Surviving are her children, Paula (Matt) Oberley of Fort Wayne, Jeff (Nan) Neff of Columbus, OH, and Tim (Cindy) Neff of California...
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Peter A. Hanchar

October 7, 1970 - December 19, 2016

Peter A. Hanchar, 46, of Fort Wayne, died on Monday, December 19, 2016, at Lutheran Hospital. He attended Bishop Luers High School and IPFW. Peter was a mechanical design engineer. He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church, Fort Wayne. Surviving family include his mother, Julie Hanchar; sisters, Elizabeth (David) Mok of Fishers, Ind., Emily (George) Town and Rozlan (Ryan) Fransen, both of...
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James J. Robinson

January 30, 1925 - December 11, 2016

James J. "Jim" Robinson, 91, of Fort Wayne passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2016. He was born on January 30, 1925, a son of the late Boyd and Bertha Marie (Gram) Robinson. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. Prior to his military service, he worked at the News Sentinel newspaper. He also worked as a salesman for Adam H. Bartell Co. before retiring in 1993. ...
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Paul H. Swartz

February 29, 1928 - December 8, 2016

Paul Swartz, 88, went to the big garage at his home on December 8, 2016. He was born a leap year baby, to the late Kaler N. and Bertha (Hermans) Swartz. He was a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne. In 1950, he married Harriet M. Meier, who preceded him in death. He worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad and later at International Harvester, from where he retired. Paul could fix about anything...
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Joseph B. Stoody,

September 23, 1940 - December 3, 2016

Joseph B. "Joe" Stoody, Jr., 76, of Fort Wayne, passed away, Saturday, December 3, 2016 at his home with his family at his side. He was born September 23, 1940 in Fort Wayne to the late Joseph and Veronica (Bensman) Stoody. He worked as a land surveyor for many years, owning his own business, Stoody and Associates. He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church. He enjoyed sports and was an avid...
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James Alvin Meyer

August 6, 1945 - November 26, 2016

James Alvin Meyer, 71, of Fort Wayne passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016 at his home. He was born on August 6, 1945 to the late Kenneth and Goldie (Blackburn) Meyer. He enjoyed being out in nature, watching action movies, and loved Disney. He regularly attended AA meetings and was proud to have been sober for 24 years. His longtime friend Jimmy held a special place in his life. Funeral...
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Lea Ellen Jackson

May 5, 1948 - November 21, 2016

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Roy Alan Buskirk

June 25, 1944 - November 4, 2016

Roy Alan Buskirk, 72, of Fort Wayne went to be with his Lord and Savior November 4, 2016. He was born June 25, 1944 in rural Allen County to the late Ruhl and Lois (Coverdale) Buskirk. He graduated from Lafayette Central High School in 1962 and later from International Business College. Roy served in Vietnam as a sergeant in the U. S. Army with the 82nd Airborne Military Police, assigned to the...
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John Charles Wright,

March 2, 1933 - October 31, 2016

John Charles "Jack' Wright, Sr., 83 of Fort Wayne, passed away Monday, October 31, 2016 at Lutheran Life Villages, Pine Valley. He was born March 2, 1933 in Fort Wayne to the late John R. and Alice (Ellingwood) Wright. He was a graduate of Elmhurst High School where he played basketball and golf. He worked as a caddie during the first Fort Wayne PGA Open in May 1950 at Orchard Ridge Country Club...
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Geary D. Bowers

June 11, 1944 - October 25, 2016

Rev. Geary Dean Bowers, 72, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at his home. He served in the U.S. Army. He was an assistant pastor at Harvest Time Worship Center, Fort Wayne and the American Legion. He leaves behind his wife of 49 years, Terry; four children; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two sisters; one brother; and his dog, Nicky. Memorial service will be 11:00 am on...
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Shirley A. Pine

April 26, 1923 - October 23, 2016

Shirley April Pine, 93, of Fort Wayne passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2016. She was born on April 26, 1923 in Perth, Australia to the late Vivian J. and Annie V. (Quinn) Walton. She met the love of her life, Dale G. Pine, while he was in the Navy stationed in Free Mantle, Australia, and sailed to America in 1947 to marry him. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church for over 60 years...
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Bernice Louise Meyers

January 16, 1931 - October 3, 2016

Bernice L. Meyers, 85, of Fort Wayne passed away Monday, October 03, 2016. Born on January 16, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Paul C. and Linda L. (Nahrwold) Grewe. She was a Lutheran Church Missouri Synod teacher at Central Lutheran, Emmaus Peace Lutheran, and Bethlehem Trinity Lutheran Schools. She held three Master of Science degrees in education and science. Bernice was very active...
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Timothy Scott White

March 11, 1966 - September 26, 2016

Timothy S. White, 50, of Fort Wayne passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016. He was born on March 11, 1966 in Fort Wayne, a son of Alton N. and Carole L. White. He served in the U.S. Air Force and Indiana Air National Guard. He was a volunteer fireman for 34 years with the Southwest Fire District serving many of those as captain and worked for 20 years as a Fort Wayne 911 fire and police...
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Lorn Clifford Wright

April 19, 1938 - September 21, 2016

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Amalia Leal

April 13, 1935 - September 14, 2016

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Charles Keith Miner

October 29, 1927 - September 11, 2016

Charles K. "Chuck" Miner, Sr., 88, of Fort Wayne passed away Sunday, September, 11, 2016. He was born on October 29, 1927 in Jonesville, Virginia, a son of the late Charles W. and Hattie (Bledsoe) Miner. He retired from J.F. Miller Heating & Air. He enjoyed spending his time fishing, baking, and gardening. Surviving family include his children, Merri Hettinger, Kathy Morimanno, Maggie...
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Catherine A. Bourne

September 24, 1936 - September 10, 2016

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Delores Ann Wright

August 28, 1938 - September 9, 2016

Delores Ann Wright, 78, of Fort Wayne, passed away, Friday, September 9, 2016 at her home. She was born August 28, 1938 in Fort Wayne to the late Ernest and Gertrude (Tielker) Erxleben. She worked as a secretary at Allen Bradley, which later became Rockwell Automation. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving are her children, Kathy (Don) Wiseman of...
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Betty J. Thompson

September 22, 1926 - September 7, 2016

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Michael Collin Conquergood

September 6, 2016 - September 6, 2016

MICHAEL COLLIN CONQUERGOOD JR., infant son of Michael C. Conquergood Sr. and Jamie K. Mann, was stillborn on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. Also surviving are his brother, Caleb Mann; and grandparents, Tim (Denise) Conquergood, Sherry (Mike) Bishop, Darrell (Joy) Mann and Cindy Mann. Service is 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, with...
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Louis William Dasher

March 20, 1933 - September 4, 2016

Louis William "Bill" Dasher, 83, of Fort Wayne passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016. He was born on March 20, 1933, a son of the late Louis A. and Alma (Troutman) Dasher. He served in the U.S. Army. He worked at General Electric and later at Bowmar Industries for 36 years before retiring. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, walking, and later in life...
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Kaila Meri Bunsold

December 8, 1989 - September 2, 2016

Kaila Meri Bunsold, 26, of Fort Wayne passed away Friday, September 2, 2016. She was born on December 8, 1989. She graduated from Wayne High School in 2008 with academic high honors. She worked as a sales associate at Dick's Sporting Goods. She enjoyed art, drawing, being on or in the water, the fall season, and the Johnny Appleseed Festival. She will be remembered for her joy of life, her...
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Ryan Patrick May

June 10, 1996 - August 27, 2016

Ryan Patrick May, 20, passed away unexpectedly Saturday August 27, 2016. He was a very intelligent young man with a passion and talent for baseball. He never let the pain he experienced over the last year stop him from getting out on the field to play another game. His loyalty to family and his supportive and funny wit will be greatly missed. Surviving are his mother, who Ryan always called "Ma"...
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Vonna Jean Buuck

August 20, 1925 - August 27, 2016

Vonna Jean Mary Buuck, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Kingston Care Center. She was born August 20, 1925 in Fort Wayne to the late Homer and Pearl (Goodpasture) Maddux. She worked as a secretary and accountant for Wolf & Dessauer Department Store. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, where she and her husband had been active members for many years....
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Mary Alice Brueggeman

February 4, 1923 - August 14, 2016

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Betty J. Fuller

January 18, 1927 - August 13, 2016

Betty J. Fuller, 89, of Fort Wayne passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016. She was born on January 18, 1927 in Decatur, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Mary F. (Kiser) Breiner. She worked as a homemaker raising her family and was an avid bowler. Surviving family include her son, Rick (Maggie) Fuller; grandchildren, Lisa Overman, Dawn Harp, Kimberley Coulter, Michael Fuller; seven great...
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Gene E. Lee

July 10, 1949 - August 9, 2016

Gene E. Lee, 67, of rural Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Visiting Nurse's Hospice Home. He was born July 10, 1949 in Fort Wayne to the late Herman and Virginia (Robbins) Lee. He had worked as shop manager for Allen County Motors, Selking International, and Frame Services. He also worked as owner and operator of Cactus Computers. Surviving are his daughter, Jennifer (James...
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Marthena Ward

September 16, 1923 - August 9, 2016

Marthena Ward, 92, of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Kingston Residence. She was born September 16, 1923 in Fairmount, IN to the late John A. and Mae (Shugart) Painter. She worked as a secretary at Essex, retiring after 50 years. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and a member at Waynedale United Methodist Church where she also served as church secretary. Surviving are...
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Glen Richard Crist,

July 6, 1953 - August 5, 2016

Glen Richard Crist, Jr., 63, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at his home. He was born July 6, 1953 in Fort Wayne to Glen Richard and Loretta (Smith) Crist, Sr. He had worked for many companies through the years, including his father's painting and wall papering company, ITT, and Corum. He is survived by his father; wife, Kelly Jo Crist; children, Kimberly (Tom) Steveson and...
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Myron K. Miller

August 18, 1926 - July 29, 2016

Myron K. "Mike" Miller, 89, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, July 29, 2016. He was born on August 18, 1926, in Yoder. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946. He was a conductor and brakeman for Pennsylvania Railroad and retired from Penn Central Transportation Co. He was a member of American Legion Post 296. He enjoyed bingo, puzzles, traveling, and collecting railroad memorabilia. He...
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Nealie Marie Johnson

March 14, 1930 - July 23, 2016

Nealie "Marie" Johnson, 86, of Waynedale, entered Heaven from Visiting Nurse Hospice on July 23, 2016. She was a devoted wife who loved God, her family, church and her Tennessee heritage. She was also a founding member of Avalon Missionary Church. Surviving are her children, Phyllis (Dennis) Brubaker, Rebecca (Mark) Kendall, and Larry (Jennifer) Johnson; grandchildren, Brian (Beth) Kendall,...
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Norman Ray Dennis

July 23, 1927 - July 23, 2016

Norman R. Dennis, 89, of Fort Wayne passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016. He was born on July 23, 1927 to the late Floyd and Pearl (Scott) Dennis. He was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of Emmanuel Community Church, 4-H, Rural Youth, and IN Flying Farmers. Surviving family include his wife, Arlene; children, Diane (Randy) Lutter, Milton (Peggy) Dennis, Mark (Ashlie) Dennis, Marilyn (Robert)...
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Ruthann Gerke

June 24, 1929 - July 21, 2016

Ruthann Gerke, 87, passed away and entered Heaven on Thursday, July 21, 2016. She was born June 24, 1929 to the late Robert and Anna Bixler. She was a loving and kind mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Surviving are her sons, Pastor Robert (Linda) Gerke and James (Cynthia) Gerke; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one great great grandson; and special cousin, Joan (Robert)...
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Pamela S. Stier

February 1, 1953 - July 17, 2016

Pamela S. Stier, Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Sister, and Friend, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016. Pam spent many years serving the Allen County Democratic Party and churches she attended. Pam also loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. Her quick wit and passion to care for others will be greatly missed. She is survived by daughters, Angie (Rich) Penrose and Sommer (Ted)...
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Leah Joy Durnell

August 13, 1931 - July 14, 2016

Leah Joy Durnell, 84, of Ossian, Formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 at home. She was born August 13, 1931 in Fort Wayne. She worked as a homemaker, raising her family and retired from GTE in 1991. She was a member of Nine Mile United Methodist Church where she was past president of the Faith Circle and a member of the Lady's Aid. She is survived by her husband, Donald...
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Sandra Kay Carpenter

September 10, 1940 - July 12, 2016

SANDRA KAY CARPENTER, 75, of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016. She spent her time caring for her family and also worked at The Lantern for 17 years and was a child advocate for SCAN. She was member of Anthony Wayne First Church of God. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, David Carpenter; children, Kevin (Leslie) Carpenter, Kathy (Kurt) Morton, Timica (Sheldon) Smith, and...
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John Richard Wolos

June 28, 1947 - July 9, 2016

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Elenore Simpson

August 24, 1915 - July 4, 2016

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