Our Obituaries

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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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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Walter D. Manes

February 15, 1930 - July 4, 2016

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;...
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Barbara Jean Heenan

July 29, 1946 - July 4, 2016

Barbara Jean "Barb" Heenan, 69, passed away on the evening of July 4, 2016 after a brief battle with lung cancer at the Covington Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center, Fort Wayne. She was born on July 29, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Hazel Young and Mack Campbell. At the age of 17, she married John Henry Heennan and moved to a home on Felician St. in Fort Wayne. She worked at a number of...
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Matthew Leland Wolfe

June 22, 1962 - June 28, 2016

Matthew Leland Wolfe, 54, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Englewood Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born June 22, 1962 in Fort Wayne. He graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1980 and Central Christian College of the Bible in 1984. He received his master's degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. He worked as an office manager and bookkeeper at Henderson Oil...
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Donna Mae Burr

August 28, 1947 - June 27, 2016

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Phillip W. Richardson

September 16, 1936 - June 21, 2016

Phillip W. "Phil" Richardson, 79, of Fort Wayne passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. He was born on September 16, 1936, a son of the late Cleon and Elizabeth (Gilbert) Richardson. He served in the U.S. Army. He worked at and retired from Dana Corp. after 38 years. Surviving family include his sons, David, Mark, and Steven Richardson; granddaughters, Nicole and Crystal; great granddaughters,...
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Robert R. Luce

August 25, 1929 - June 19, 2016

Robert R. Luce, 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital. He was born August 25, 1929 in Fort Wayne to the late William and Esther (Nickles) Luce. He retired after 52 years, having worked as a heavy equipment operator and truck driver for L. W. Dailey and S. E. Johnson. He was a U. S. Army Veteran, a member of the VFW and enjoyed working on old cars. Surviving are...
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John C. Simon

October 6, 1932 - June 12, 2016

John C. Simon, of Fort Wayne, passed away June 12, 2016. He worked as a route sales person for Mechanics Laundry. He is survived by 3 sons; a sister, 2 brothers; and a granddaughter. Memorial Service will be Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809 with visitation one hour prior.
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Paul D. Sills

September 6, 1941 - June 12, 2016

Paul D. Sills, 74, of Fort Wayne passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2016. He was born on September 6, 1941 in Decatur, a son of the late Ross and Ethel (Bolinger) Sills. He attended Elmhurst High School. He retired as a truck driver from Summit City Trucking. He was a lifelong member of Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren. He was the owner and operator of S & S Custom Cut Lumber and enjoyed...
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Barbara Alice Noble

March 8, 1921 - June 11, 2016

Barbara Alice (Esch) Noble, 95, of Decatur, formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Woodcrest Retirement Community in Decatur. She was born on March 8, 1921 in Dhamtari, India to the late Christian David and Mina Ellen (Brubaker) Esch. She was a dedicated teacher at Waynedale Elementary School for 24 years, retiring in 1981. After retirement, Barbara enjoyed traveling the...
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Cheryl Ann Coleman

June 12, 1955 - June 6, 2016

Cheryl Ann Coleman, 60, of Fort Wayne passed away Monday, June 6, 2016. She was born on June 12, 1955. She was a life time member and past auxiliary president at VFW 1421 and also belonged to Amvets Post 33. Surviving family include her daughters, Tina (Mark) France, Tricia (Dean) Wimmer Stevens, April (Jeremy) Lee; brothers, Harold "Sparky" and Larry (Carol) Hurst; sister, Foxy (Greg) Rice;...
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Joan Elizabeth Cramer

October 7, 1931 - June 5, 2016

Joan Elizabeth Cramer, 84, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016, at her home surrounded by family. Surviving are her daughter, Linda (Don) Reuille; son, Michael Cramer; grand children, Ryan (Toni) Reuille, Renee (Jason) Schoeff, Kristi Cramer, and Casey Cramer; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John Cramer. Private family service at a later date. In lieu...
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Kevin P. Seitz

February 26, 1961 - June 1, 2016

Kevin P. Seitz, 55, of Fort Wayne passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2016. He was born on February 26, 1961, a son of the late Robert C. and Helen E. (Soles) Seitz. He worked at Roger's Market and as a warehouse manager for Momper Insulation. He enjoyed fishing, boating, and beer can collecting. He was and will be remembered as a loving brother and uncle. Surviving family includes his brother,...
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Virginia Mae Barker

September 6, 1925 - May 31, 2016

Virginia Mae Barker, 90, of Fort Wayne, passed away May 31, 2016 at her residence. She was born September 6, 1925 in Indianapolis to the late Thomas Leonard and Crystal Alberta (Ammerman) Prosser. She retired from GTE in 1985, after 15 year as an Advertising Assistant. She also served as choir director at Faith Church of Christ. She was a master gardener and a charter member of Fort Wayne Herb...
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Gene D. Perl

January 12, 1934 - May 31, 2016

Gene D. Perl, 82, of Yoder, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at his residence. He was born January 12, 1934 in Fort Wayne to the late Ollie and Winefred Perl. He worked in hydraulic equipment fabrication, retiring in 1999 from Neff Engineering. He enjoyed fishing, camping and loved riding motorcycles and driving classic sports cars. Surviving are his wife, Geneva Perl of Yoder; children, Brian...
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Sally Ann Lordier

August 19, 1935 - May 25, 2016

Sally A. Lordier, 80, of Fort Wayne passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2016. She was born on August 19, 1935, a daughter of the late Ralph Dager and Eileen Kintz-Dager. She worked as a secretary at Boy Scouts of America and later at Avis. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church, Euchre Club, and Old High School Friends Club. She also volunteered at St. Therese Catholic School. She was an...
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Ronnie Lee Roysdon

August 29, 1949 - May 19, 2016

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Kiley Renee Nebro

March 27, 1987 - May 13, 2016

Kiley Renee Nebro, 29, of Fort Wayne passed away Friday, May 13, 2016. She worked at Gold Shield in Decatur. Surviving are her children, Urijah Jeffrey Mark Nebro and Morgan Louise Nebro; along with the rest of her loving family. Memorial service is 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne (IN 46809). Memorials may be made to the...
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Marilyn A. Rummler

February 1, 1937 - May 13, 2016

Marilyn A. Rummler, 79, of Fort Wayne passed away Friday, May 13, 2016. She was born on February 1, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan, a daughter of the late Philip and Alma (Schimmelpfennig) James. She worked as an art teacher in the Plymouth, Michigan school system. She was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa Teacher's Sorority, The American Association of University Women, The National Education...
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David Dean Trainer

November 24, 1936 - May 13, 2016

David Dean Trainer, 79, was escorted by angels into the hands of God on May 13, 2016. He was born in Blue Mound, Illinois to the late Dean and Doris Trainer in 1936. Later, he moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana where he was a life-long resident. At age 12, David started working at the family owned business, Trainer Shell Service Center. He worked there for 48 years with his brother, Stuart. David was...
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William L. Davis

May 5, 1930 - May 2, 2016

William L. Davis, 85, of Fort Wayne, passed away Monday, May 2, 2016 at his residence. He was born May 5, 1930 in Murray, Indiana to the late William Harvey and Anna (Miller) Davis. He worked as store manager and district manager, managing several different Montgomery Ward's stores throughout the country. He had over 30 years of sobriety and AA participation, helping many people while working as...
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Karl W. McOmber

April 26, 1923 - April 30, 2016

Karl W McOmber, Jr., 93, formerly of Fort Wayne passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016. He was born on April 26, 1923, a son of the late Karl W and Myrtle (Ford) McOmber, Sr. He served in the Merchant Marines. He was the co-owner of ElMay Apartments and also worked at General Electric. He was a member of Waynedale United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 241, and Lions Club. He worked...
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Angela J. McCormick

October 2, 1932 - April 20, 2016

Angela J. McCormick, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital. She was born October 2, 1932 in Cincinnati, OH to the late Urban and Bernice (Vickers) Knue. She worked as a homemaker, caring for her family. She is survived by her sons, Timothy F. (Cheryl) McCormick of Fort Wayne and Gregory L. McCormick of Chicago; daughters, Sharon A. McCormick and Nancy A. ...
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Alice Rose Van

March 16, 1952 - April 17, 2016

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Lucille M. Bowers

May 12, 1929 - April 16, 2016

Lucille M. Bowers, 86, of Fort Wayne went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 16, 2016. She was born on May 12, 1929 to the late Gregor N. and Martha M. (Esser) Feipel. She attended Central Catholic High School and worked for Magnavox and Evans Products. She was a long time member of St. Therese Catholic Church. Lucille loved her family and enjoyed playing bingo and cards. Surviving...
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Paul Reed

March 1, 1932 - April 15, 2016

Paul Reed, 84, of Waynedale, passed away Friday, April 15, 2016. He was born on March 1, 1932 to the late Elmer and Helen (Gocke) Reed. He worked as a truck driver for 25 years and later at Umber's Do It Best. He was a member of American Legion Post 241 and Amvets Post 33. He served as a volunteer fireman. He enjoyed spending time at the lake, watching Colts football, and feeding birds. ...
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Gilberta M. Holman

October 6, 1925 - April 14, 2016

Gilberta M. Holman, 90, of Fort Wayne passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016. She was born on October 6, 1925 in Kingston, Rhode Island to the late Raoul and Maria (Marquis) Clouatre. Gil resided in Waynedale for 67 years. She worked and retired after 22 years from Sharkey's T.V. & Appliances, Waynedale. Gil was a founding member of St. Therese Catholic Church and participated in the...
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Bernard R. Lee

December 15, 1927 - April 12, 2016

Bernard R. "Bernie" Lee, 88, of rural Fort Wayne passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016. He was born on December 15, 1927 a son of the late Elmer Ralph and Ruth Pauline (Krause) Lee. He served in the United States Marine Corps for over 22 years. He later retired from a local bank working in account and financial affairs. He was a member of American Legion Post 296, Tillman Rd. He was a former...
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Kenneth James Allman

January 12, 1941 - April 5, 2016

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Ellen M. Tucker Igney

June 19, 1921 - April 3, 2016

Ellen M. Tucker Igney, 94, of Fort Wayne passed away Sunday April 3, 2016. She was born on June 19, 1921 in in Elgin, Ohio. She retired from ITT after 39 years. Surviving family include her husband, Harold Igney; sons, Larry (Susan) Tucker and Richard (Nancy) Tucker; three grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, a great great grandson; and sisters, Dorothy and Ruth. She was preceded in...
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Utahnna King

February 6, 1943 - March 30, 2016

Utahnna King, 73, of Fort Wayne passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2016. She was born on February 6, 1943 in Compton, California, a daughter of the late Robert and Melba (Connary) Harding. She worked as a head cashier at Maloley's grocery store, and later at a local insurance agency and bank. She was a member of the Salt Lake City Mormon Tabernacle. She enjoyed spending her time researching...
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Garcille Waggoner

November 1, 1936 - March 27, 2016

Garcille Waggoner, 79, of Fort Wayne, passed away March 27, 2016 at Parkview Hospital. She was born November 1, 1936 in Allen County to the late Lawrence L. and Bivire E. (Vallieu) Brush. She worked as an accounting and office manager for numerous auto dealerships. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #248 and the American Legion Auxiliary #241. She is survived by her son, Carl ...
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David M. Cazzell

October 10, 1949 - March 25, 2016

David M. "Mike" Cazzell, 66, of Fort Wayne passed away Friday, March 25, 2016. He was born on October 10, 1949 in Sullivan, Indiana, a son of the late Charles and Eleanor (Muerer) Cazzell. Surviving family include his daughter, Lynsey (Tony) Ensch; three grandchildren, Jade and Jackson Ensch, and Kade Cazzell; siblings, Steven (Susan) Cazzell, Linda (Eric) Schmitt, Crystal (Steve) Luckman, and...
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Bonnie Lou Ellis

September 17, 1931 - March 20, 2016

Bonnie Lou Ellis, 84, of Fort Wayne passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016 in Bradenton, Florida. She was born on September 17, 1931 in Huntington to the late Rink and Ruth (Herendeen) Mills. Bonnie was a member of Monson Chapel which is now Sonrise Church - Roanoke. She enjoyed camping, cooking, and being outdoors. Most of all she was a positive inspiration to all, and her family worth, and morals...
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Karen Sue Cazzell

October 26, 1957 - March 20, 2016

Karen S. Cazzell, 58, of Fort Wayne passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016. She was born on October 26, 1957 to the late Robert and Dorothy (Depue) Fritze. Surviving family include her husband, Mike Cazzell; daughter, Lynsey (Tony) Ensch; three grandchildren, Jade and Jackson Ensch, and Kade Cazzell; and a sister, Linda (Chuck) Heintzelman. She was preceded in passing by her daughter, Rachel...
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Jerry D. Holloway

April 13, 1933 - March 17, 2016

Jerry D. Holloway, 82, of Fort Wayne passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016. He was born on April 13, 1933 in Tiffin, Ohio to the late Wilfred K. and Lucile (Dornan) Holloway. He was a 1951 graduate of South Side H.S. He served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper. He worked for Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 166. He was a proud member of Local 166 for 63 years where he was also an...
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Michael Merle Seiy

January 14, 1950 - March 16, 2016

Michael Merle Seiy, 66, of Fort Wayne passed away March 16, 2016 at Coventry Meadows. He was born January 14, 1950 to Merle and Grace (Schneider) Seiy. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. He was self-employed in the computer programming industry. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brothers, David (Gillian) Seiy of Seattle, WA and Brian (Dawn) Seiy of Fort Wayne. He was...
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Donald Charles Favory

October 29, 1929 - March 15, 2016

Donald Charles Favory, 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2016. He was born October 29, 1929 in Fort Wayne to the late Charles and Leota (Barker) Favory. He was a 1947 Elmhurst High School graduate and served in the Army during the Korean War. He was Owner and Operator of Favory Auto Repair, starting in the business in 1950. He was a member of American Legion Post #241. Surviving...
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William B. Reynolds,

January 24, 1937 - March 14, 2016

William B "Bill" Reynolds, Jr., 79, of Fort Wayne passed away Monday, March 14, 2016. He was born on January 24, 1937 in Three Rivers, Michigan to the late William B and Virginia (Roll) Reynolds. He owned and operated Bill's Cleanup Shop with his wife Anna for over 40 years. He also worked for Rice Oldsmobile, Holley Distributing, Motor Parts & Equipment, Genova, and Fort Wayne Auto &...
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Mildred Shurboff

July 31, 1924 - March 10, 2016

Mildred "Millie" Shurboff, 91, of Fort Wayne passed away, Thursday, March 10, 2016. She was born July 31, 1924 in Milwaukee, WI to the late Gregory and Mary (Martinz) Stase. She worked as the manager and owner of the Office Tavern from 1974 to 1998. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. She enjoyed gardening and spending time outdoors, enjoying nature. She also loved spending time...
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