Our Obituaries

Paul Eugene Underwood

September 15, 1931 - February 16, 2018

Paul Eugene Underwood, 86, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on September 15, 1931, the son of the late Harry and Blanche Underwood. Paul was a 1953 graduate of Indiana University where he played baseball. He was voted most valuable player for the 1953 season and was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds. Rather than playing MLB, Paul served in the US Air Force and...
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Barbara C. Gruettert

February 10, 2018

Barbara C. Gruettert, 84, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 at The Hearth at Sycamore Village in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Barbara worked for Lincoln Bank for 10 years, and the admitting office at Parkview Hospital for 18 years, retiring in 1994. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Arcola and the Irish Loners at the church. Surviving are two brothers, Carl ...
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Ronald (Ron) Hensinger

February 9, 2018

Ronald (Ron) Hensinger, 65, peacefully passed away on February 9, 2018, at his home in Big Sandy, Texas. He was born on April 10, 1952 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana to Daniel J. and Dorothy M. (Litchfield) Hensinger. He married Cynthia (Cindy) S. Arnold in 1974. In 1983, Ron moved to Arlington, Texas with his wife and children. He later moved to Big Sandy, Texas in 2002. He was a member of St. Francis of...
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Elaine Sunny Helstrom

November 16, 1929 - February 9, 2018

Elaine "Sunny" Helstrom, 88, passed away peacefully Friday, February 9, 2018 at Visiting Nurses Hospice, Fort Wayne, with loving family and caretakers at her side. Sunny was born in Chicago Ill; the daughter of the late William and Sally Kerbs. She attended Northwestern University. She was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church, a past president of the Civic Theatre Guild and the Junior...
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Marlene Gearhart Allison

February 5, 2018

Marlene (Gearhart) Allison, 80, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Marlene was born on September 25, 1937 in Huntington, Indiana to the late George C. Gearhart and Leah (Divelbiss) Gearhart. She was a graduate of the Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in 1958 and worked for several years at Lutheran Hospital. In 1971, she began work as a Public Health Nurse at the Allen...
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Gregory S. Schmitt, M.D., F.A.C.S.

February 4, 2018

Gregory S. Schmitt M.D., F.A.C.S., 63, passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Woodstock, IL, Greg retired as a Cardiac Surgeon with Parkview Hospital. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Greg and his family moved to Fort Wayne in 1989 after completing his fellowship at St. Louis University. He attended Bradley University, Peoria,...
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Dorothy L. Kissinger

February 3, 2018

Dorothy L Kissinger, 90, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018 in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne, to the late Clarence and Viola Anderson. Dorothy worked in customer service with JC Penney for 25 years, and later pursued a career at Lincoln Financial until she was 82 years old. After retirement she was passionate about volunteering at Lutheran Hospital. Dorothy was a member of the...
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Sally Ann Libey

January 30, 2018

Sally Ann Libey, 86, passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018 in Portage, MI. Born in Buffalo, NY, Sally worked as a teacher prior to marrying her husband, John Libey who preceded her death. Sally was proud of her role as a Navy wife and caring for her family as a homemaker. She enjoyed arts and crafts, playing and watching tennis, and spending time at her home in Florida each winter. Surviving...
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Mary Ann Sheets

January 30, 2018

Mary Ann Sheets, 85, of Roanoke died Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at 6:25 a.m. at The Heritage of Huntington. She was born on April 22, 1932 to the late Henry and Marie Rose. Mrs. Sheets was a graduate of Union City High School, Union City, Michigan. She retired from Royal Lace Packaging in 1982. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 160 in Roanoke, IN. She attended The Chapel in...
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Norman R. Schnabel, Sr.

January 27, 2018

Norman R. Schnabel, Sr., 83, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital. Born in Appleton, WI, Norman was the son of the late Leo and Edith Schnabel. He worked for Baker Manufacturing and was a Police Officer in Evansville, Wisconsin prior to working as an auditor for General Motors for 37 years, until his retirement in 2004. He was a member of Risen Savior Lutheran Church,...
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Barbara "Meemo" Wells

January 24, 2018

Barbara "Meemo" Wells, 89, passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018 in Fort Wayne surrounded by the family she adored. Born in Mount Kisco, NY, she graduated from John Jay High School in Katonah, NY. Later she received her degree from the Washington School for Secretaries. Barb worked as an executive assistant with Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation and as a records clerk with the Fort Wayne Police...
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Cleta M. Bowlin

August 26, 1920 - January 23, 2018

Cleta M. Bowlin, 97, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at The Towne House Retirement Center where she had been living in the independent housing for many years. Born in Appleton City, MO, Cleta was the daughter of the late Robert and Essie Bellomy. Cleta was a loving wife, wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and a devoted friend. She married her husband Richard on February...
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Janice A. "Jan" Keller

January 22, 2018

Janice A. "Jan" Keller, 82, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Jan attended Central High School, graduating in 1954. After High School, she worked as an administrative assistant with Livingston, Dildine, & Haynie Law Firm, retiring in 1965 to raise a family. Jan was a lifetime member of the YWCA and founding member of the International Friends Group. Jan...
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Juliene Spade

January 19, 2018

Juliene Spade, 29, passed away Friday, January 19, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Iloilo City, Philippines, Juliene worked as a nurse with St. Joseph Hospital for 6 years. Juliene brought joy to people, just by entering a room. She was a loving wife who enjoyed adventures with her husband, seafoods, and white sand beaches. She was passionate about Jesus, nutrition, and creative cooking. Surviving...
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Clara D. Harris

September 22, 1946 - January 18, 2018

Clara D. Harris, 71, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Clara worked for GE and Magnavox prior to working at BAE Systems where she worked until her retirement. She was an active member at First Assembly of God, where she was a greeter, funeral dinner coordinator, and helped the elderly. She had a servants heart and touched many lives with her Godly love...
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Hon Thi Thi

January 1, 1923 - January 17, 2018

Hon Thi Thi, 95, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Tayninh, Vietnam, Hon was the daughter of the late Xuong Thi and Ngu Thi Cao. Surviving are her children, Ninh Tran, Chien Tran, Sau Tran, Ngoc Tran, Dung Tran, Hoa Tran, Thanh Tran, and Phat Tran. Hon was preceded in death by husband Man Tran. Service is 10:30 am, Saturday, January 20, 2018...
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Mary Lou Walda

January 17, 2018

Mary Lou Walda, 90, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Mary Lou enjoyed caring for her family as a homemaker. She was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church and DORCAS. She was an active volunteer for Elizabeth North Circle, PEO, Home Bound Meals, Lutheran Life, and her church. Mary Lou enjoyed playing cards with her friends at Fort Wayne Country...
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Emery Berton Kintner

January 16, 2018

Emery Berton Kintner, 94, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018 in Merrillville, IN. Born in Bryan, OH, Emery completed his Master's degree from Indiana University. Emery served as a Pastor with Union Church of the Brethren of Plymouth, Goshen Church of the Brethren, Maple Grove Church of the Brethren in New Paris, 45th Avenue Baptist Church of Gary, IN, Pleasant Chapel Church of the Brethren,...
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Bobby Joe Lewis

January 14, 2018

Bobby Joe Lewis, 70, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Gould, AR, Bobby worked with General Motors for more than 41 years, and was a member of the GM Auto Workers Union. Surviving are his wife, Deloise Lewis of Fort Wayne; children, Steven Lewis of San Diego, CA, Demires (Kevin) Dickson of Fort Wayne, Demetrious Lewis of Fort Wayne, and DeShawn Lewis of Fort Wayne; ...
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Catherine Spice

January 14, 2018

Catherine Spice, 94, of Statesville, NC, formerly of Fort Wayne, IN died Sunday, January 14, 2018 in Statesville, NC. Born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 22, 1923, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She married Edward Spice on June 23, 1945 in Groton, CT. He preceded her in death on January 11, 2004. She loved gardening, cooking and made hand-written cookbooks of...
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June A. Reichenbach

January 14, 2018

June A. Reichenbach, 81, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, June was a member of The Chapel, Ellie's Girls Bowling League, American Legion Post 160, and Auxiliary. She was a devoted wife and mother. June enjoyed knitting and painting and loved her horses. Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Norman R. Reichenbach of Roanoke, IN; son,...
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Marjorie E Gardner

October 28, 1924 - January 12, 2018

Marjorie E. Gardner, 93, of Fort Wayne passed away Friday, January 12, 2018. She was born in 1924 in Huntington County, Indiana to the late Wilfred and Nellie (Robrock) Felton. She married Frank Gardner on January 19, 1972. He died October 26, 1983. Her husband Frank was "The Light" of her life. She also had a great love for all of her nieces and nephews as well as other members of her...
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Norma J. Regenold

January 9, 2018

Norma J. Regenold, 86 passed away on January 9, 2018 with her children, and husband by her side at Visiting Nurse Hospice Care in Ft. Wayne. She was the daughter of the late Homer and Lucille Campbell. She was a graduate of the Ft. Wayne International Business School and South Side High School class of 1949. She married Paul Regenold in1951 and they spent 66 wonderful years of marriage together....
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Donald (BoBo) Bobilya

January 9, 2018

Donald (BoBo) Bobilya, 84, of Fort Wayne and LaGrange, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Born August 19, 1933, he was the son of Louis and Linda Bobilya. He grew up in Fort Wayne and attended North Side High School. He married his beloved wife Velma, of Delphos, Ohio, in 1952. BoBo was born to sell. He began his career as a Fuller Brush salesman. He went on to become the top...
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David Lee Riley, Sr.

January 8, 2018

David Lee Riley Sr., 78, passed away on January 8, 2018. He was born on October 12, 1939 in Pittsburgh, PA, the son of the late Lee Roy Riley and Sarah Snyder. David served in the US Army as a Military Policeman from 1958 to 1963 when he was Honorably Discharged. He graduated from Robert Morris with an Accounting Degree, and relocated to Fort Wayne in 1972. David worked as an accountant for...
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Joycena A. Bennett

January 6, 2018

Joycena A. Bennett, 19, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Joycena was a member of Holy Scripture Lutheran Church. She enjoyed shopping, adult coloring books, crafts, puzzles, TV, and loud music. She loved spending time with her friends and having the Bible read to her. She will be greatly missed. Surviving are her grandmother, Sandy Bennett of Fort Wayne...
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Frances Madden

January 5, 2018

Frances J. Madden (Hurst), 81, entered the glorious presence of her Savior on January 5, 2018, the daughter of the late Parker Hurst and Winifred Hurst Miller. She was born in New Albany, IN and grew up in Corydon, IN. Frances graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and Master's degree in Education from Indiana University. She lived in Fort Wayne for many years where she raised her...
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Donald Jay Hamman

January 3, 2018

DONALD JAY HAMMAN, 88, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Hospice Home. He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Margaret (Schendel) Hamman. Also surviving are four children, Gary W. Hamman of Fort Wayne, Linda H. Moore (Mark) of Champaign, Illinois, J. Elaine Kain (Joseph) of Fort Wayne, and Laura K. Henderson of Pass Christian, Mississippi, as well as five...
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Maximilian John Bushouse

January 3, 2018

Maximilian John Bushouse, 21, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Maximilian graduated from Homestead High School and attended Ivy Tech College. He worked at Your Digital Canvas. Maximilian enjoyed technology and loved computers. Surviving are his father, John Bushouse, mother, Silvia Bushouse both of Fort Wayne; and grandparents, Vasil and Maria "Marta"...
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Frances R. (Meyer) Schnizer

December 31, 2017

Frances R. Meyer Schnizer went to be with her Heavenly Father on December 31, 2017. Born on May 19, 1925 in Fort Wayne, IN, Fran was the daughter of the late Walter and Jewell Meyer. She attended Harrison Hill Elementary/Jr. High and graduated from South Side High School. There Fran met many of her forever friends. Fran attended Miami University in Oxford, OH. It is there that she met the love of...
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Robert E Mueller, Jr.

August 4, 1932 - December 29, 2017

Robert E. "Bob" Mueller, Jr., 85, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017. Born in Akron, Ohio, Robert was the son of the late Robert and Anita Mueller Sr. Bob was a Korean War Army veteran. He worked with the Zollner Corporation for 37 years, retiring in 1994. He was a member of Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church, Korean Veterans Chapter #1; American Legion, Post #82; SW Conservation Club...
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Maxine Manahan

December 29, 2017

Maxine Manahan, 92, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 at Park Place Senior Living in Ft. Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Maxine worked as a social worker for many years. Surviving are her daughter, Karen (Fred) Springer of Wolcottville, IN; grandsons, Kerry (Cindy) Springer of Brighton, MI and Todd (Angela) Springer of Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA; 5 great-grandchildren; and sisters, June Marrs...
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Richard (Dick) S. Peters

December 27, 2017

Richard "Dick" S. Peters, 88, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Dick was the son of the late Otto and Bertha Peters. He graduated from South Side High School, and earned his associates degree from International Business College. He was a salesman for Sears for 25 years and owned, managed, and maintained numerous rental properties in Fort Wayne and Florida. ...
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Sally A. O'Hara

December 25, 2017

Sally A. O'Hara, 85, went home to her Heavenly Father, Monday, December 25, 2017, a fitting day in light of her devotion to the Infant Jesus. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, on March 1, 1932, the daughter of the late Dr. Raymond and Kathryn Berghoff. Sally worked as an Elementary School Teacher, and belonged to the Junior League Association. Sally was an avid Notre Dame Football fan, and enjoyed...
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Steven Lynn Weaver

December 24, 2017

Steven Lynn Weaver, age 61, passed away peacefully in his home on December 24, 2017. He was born in Huntington and raised in Sweetser, Indiana by the late Floyd and Betty Weaver. Steve faithfully attended church at The Chapel and enjoyed spending time with those he loved, especially his grandchildren. He was a die hard fan of Hoosier basketball, the Green Bay Packers, military novels, golf, and...
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Dale E. Fox

December 24, 2017

Dale E. Fox, 88, went to be with his loving wife of 57 years, Sunday, December 24, 2017 in Bluffton, In surrounded by his family. Born in Fort Wayne, Dale worked as a Senior Contract Admin. with ITT for 34 years, retiring in 1990. He was a past member of Colony Heights Church of Christ and currently attended Markle Church of Christ. Dale served honorably in the Korean War and was a Navy Veteran....
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Joan F. Nix

December 24, 2017

Joan F. Nix, 86, was called home and saw the face of Jesus on December 24, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on May 26, 1931, the daughter of the late Joseph and Lucille Kohrman. Joan graduated from St. Joe School of Nursing. She worked as a Registered Nurse for 10 years. In her earlier years she enjoyed spending time with family at Crooked Lake. Joan loved spending time at her home on Lake...
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Paul A. Stammen

December 24, 2017

Paul A. Stammen, 75, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 24, 2017 surrounded by his immediate family. He retired from the city of Fort Wayne in 2000 after 42 years of service. He was a member of T.P.A. which provides assistance to deaf children and a member of I.S.C.A. where he enjoyed showing his 1993 Indy pace truck. He was an avid outdoorsman and also enjoyed square dancing, jigsaw...
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Gladys R. Huth

December 23, 2017

Gladys R. Huth, 86, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Lutheran Life Villages - Anthony Blvd. in Fort Wayne. Born in Decatur, IN, Gladys worked as a Production Employee with Magnavox, retiring in 1991. She was a member of Waynedale Baptist Church, VFW Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary and the Eagles Lodge. Gladys loved her family, quilting, playing cards, traveling and the lake. ...
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Betty Jean Henry

December 23, 2017

BETTY JEAN HENRY, 86, of Fort Wayne Ind., passed away Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Leonard and Pauline Rains. Betty loved the Lord, her family, and the simple joys in life such as cooking, beautiful skies, shopping, playing table games, watching ball games and hummingbirds on the porch, family time, and cuddling with Sophie the family cat. She found joy in finding...
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Frank L Pyle, Jr.

May 28, 1930 - December 23, 2017

Retired business owner Frank L. Pyle Jr., 87, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at 7:17 AM surrounded by his eight children at Sage Bluff Health & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. Mr. Pyle was the son Frank L. Pyle Sr. and Goldie M. (Neeley) Pyle. Frank was born in Old Hickory, TN; lived in Chula Vista, CA for eight years during his developmental...
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Wallace Martin

December 22, 2017

Wallace Martin, 70, passed away Friday, December 22, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Wallace was an avid reader and enjoyed fishing. Surviving are his wife, Peggy Martin of Fort Wayne; sons, Kelly Martin and Kody Martin both of Fort Wayne; sisters, Patricia (Robert) McGee of Fort Wayne, Jacqui Martin and Yvonne Martin both of TX; and brothers, Larry Martin and Tony ...
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David P. Bengs

December 19, 2017

David P. Bengs, 76, passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, David was the son of the late Wilmer and Betty Anne Bengs. David served our country as an Air Force veteran. David worked in sales during his working career. He enjoyed being outdoors, watching Animal Planet, and cheering for IU, Colts, and the Tin Caps. Surviving are his three sons, and one daughter;...
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Margaret N. Tribble

December 18, 2017

Margaret N. Tribble , 92, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017 at Claridge House at the Bridges in Riverview, Florida. Born in Exeter, CA, Margaret worked as a registered nurse. She was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church and past member of Cadet Nurses Corp. during WWII. Surviving are her sons, David (Ginny) Tribble of Fort Wayne, Dennis (Irina) Tribble of Ormond Beach, FL, and...
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Carol Worman

June 2, 1934 - December 18, 2017

Carol Worman , 83, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017. Born in Mt Vernon, IN. She was a huge Elvis Presley and lifetime Northrop Marching Band fan. Surviving are her daughter, Cindy Shaw of Fort Wayne, daughter, Susan (Robin) Memmer of Fort Wayne, son, Steven Worman of Atlanta, GA, 4 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. Carol was preceded in death by parents, Clarence and Bertha Blackburn,...
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Louise R. Taylor

December 17, 2017

Louise R. Taylor, 100 of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, passed away on December 17, 2017 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Louise was born in Linen, Pennsylvania, to the late William and Jeanette Robinson on March 12, 1917. She married Max L. Taylor on June 26, 1942 in Linden, Pennsylvania. She was active in Covenant Central Presbyterian Church in Williamsport, PA. She loved spending time on the banks of...
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Ivadine Long

December 17, 2017

Ivadine Long,101, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Lagro, IN, Ivadine worked as a teacher with Indian Village Elementary School. She was an exceptional teacher, she loved her students and they loved her. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughter, Shelley Long, and her granddaughter, Juliana Kissick. Ivadine was...
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Edith M Beckstein

December 17, 2017

Edith M. Beckstein, 95, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Ashton Creek Health and Rehab in Ft. Wayne surrounded by her loving family. Born in New York, NY, Edith worked with Magnavox for 15 years, retiring in 1966. She enjoyed bowling and loved her grandchildren. She was strong-willed and had a spunky spirit. Edith made an impression on everyone she met. She would "tell it like it is". She...
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Chelsie A. Montgomery

August 9, 1988 - December 16, 2017

Chelsie A. Montgomery, 29, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Chelsie worked in housekeeping at St. Anne Home and The Towne House Retirement Community. Surviving are her mother, Jenny (Ray) Hernandez of Fort Wayne; father, Tom (Stacey) Montgomery of Williamstown, KY; sisters, Kim Montgomery of Fort Wayne and Rachel Montgomery of Williamstown, KY; ...
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Jimmy H. Liggett

June 7, 1926 - December 16, 2017

Jimmy H. Liggett, 91, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017 in Zephyrhills, FL. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jimmy was the son of the late Charles and Irene Liggett. Jimmy was a WWII Army veteran. He owned and operated The Creamo on W. Main Street and Jim Betts on Lima Road. He was a member of VFW, American Legion 499, Masonic Lodge No. 689, F.&A.M. and the Moose Lodge in Florida. Jimmy...
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Ruth E. Fox

December 15, 2017

Ruth E. Fox, 85, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 surrounded by her family in Bluffton. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Ruth was the past owner & president of Sun and Fitness for 11 years, retiring in 2001. She was formally a member of Colony Heights Church of Christ and currently a member of Markle Church of Christ. She was also a member of The Women's club in Bluffton. Ruth enjoyed cross-stitching...
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Scott H. Putt

December 11, 2017

Scott H. Putt, 76, passed away Monday, December 11, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Scott worked as a supervisor with GE for 26 years, retiring in 2004 from Phelps Dodge. He was a member of American Legion Post 241 and the Eagles. Scott enjoyed bird watching and the outdoors. As a young man he was an excellent marksman. He was a loving dad and grandpa and will be...
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Dolores I. Nine

December 10, 2017

Dolores I. Nine, 82, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Coventry Meadows LLC in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Dolores worked as an executive secretary with Wabash Fiber Box Company for 31 years, retiring in 1997. The Fort Wayne native was a life-long member of Emmaus Lutheran Church. Dolores enjoyed working in her flower gardens, sewing, and reading. She loved spending time with her...
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Gregory McCulloch

December 6, 2017

Gregory McCulloch, 40, passed away on, December 6, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 28, 1976. He worked at Art Iron for 15 years. He enjoyed online gaming, and had many friends all over the U.S. Greg loved animals, especially his dogs. He enjoyed listening to music, drawing, art, and using his imagination. Greg and his daughter, Charlee loved watching Classic Movies together. Greg...
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Mary Ellen Metzger

December 5, 2017

Mary Ellen Metzger, 75, a former resident of Ossian, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. She was a resident of Fort Wayne at the time of her death. Survivors include a son, Donald D. (Theresa) Metzger of Indianapolis; a daughter, Debra K. (Greg) Milholland of Bluffton; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Nadine Roach of Fort Wayne; and a brother, Richard Parker of Fort Wayne. Her...
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Cynthia L. (Cindy) Haines

December 5, 2017

Cynthia L. "Cindy" Haines, 66, passed away on December 5, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 11, 1950, the daughter of the late Eugene Haines. Cindy was an avid college basketball fan, her favorite team being Duke. She also enjoyed watching the Colts and Denver Broncos. She loved spending time with her family, and enjoyed making memories with her grandchildren. She was kind, caring,...
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Everett Lloyd (Brownie) Brown

December 5, 2017

Everett Lloyd Brown("Brownie") 86, of Fort Wayne and previously of The Villages, FL and Payne, OH, passed away on December 5, 2017. Everett was born on May 15, 1931 in Monroeville, IN to the late Nellie Baker Brown Beezley and Lawrence Brown. Everett retired from the Air Force in 1972 after serving for 20 years as a meteorologist. He continued his work as a meteorologist with the Civil Service at...
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Orvin L. Schlegel

December 3, 2017

Orvin L. Schlegel, 78, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Beloit, KS, Orvin worked as a teacher for 45 years, retiring in 2004. He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Schlegel of Fort Wayne; son, Keith (CoLette) Schlegel of New Haven; brother, Ronald (Enid) Schlegel of Myrtle Beach, SC; sister,...
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Elizabeth Sorge

December 2, 2017

Elizabeth Sorge, 79, passed away December 2, 2017. She was born in Albion, IN on October 18, 1938, the daughter of the late Thurman and Mary Lois Radcliffe. Surviving are her sons, Randy (Lisa) Sorge of Fort Wayne, Rick Sorge of Mechanicsburg, OH; grandchildren, Leah (Greg) Bunn, Cory (Thai) Elmer, Joshua (Chelsea Cox) Sorge; and great-grandson, Trey Bunn; siblings, Kent (Gloria) Radcliffe,...
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Douglas Metzger

November 29, 2017

Douglas Paul Metzger ,62 , passed away November 29, 2017 , Ft Wayne, IN . Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons & Lakeside Park Funeral Home
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Kazuo Togashi

November 26, 2017

Kazuo Togashi passed away November 26, 2017 and was born in Keaau, Hawaii along with his 2 sisters and 3 brothers. He fought in the Korean War in the Tank division as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army. After coming back from his service, he met his wife Doris Uyeda and got married in Hawaii. Soon after that, he and his newly wedded wife moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1956, where he pursued a Chemical...
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Lawrence (Larry) Earl Thiele

November 25, 2017

Lawrence "Larry" Earl Thiele, 72, serenely passed into the Arms of the Lord November 25, 2017 at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne. Larry was born June 25, 1945 to the late Marie (Bowman) and Fritz Slaughter in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Larry at the age of nine was adopted over the phone including his older sisters by now step-father Earl Thiele. Larry graduated from Central High School class of 1964...
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Sammie S. Zelt

November 24, 2017

Sammie S. Zelt, 75, passed away on November 24, 2017. She was born on November 24, 1942, the daughter of the late DeCarroll and Nada Brown. She was born, raised, and married in Cromwell, IN., and has lived in Fort Wayne for 56 years. She worked for 25 years at Super Market Services in Fort Wayne before her retirement. Sammie enjoyed traveling, spending time with her family, watching sports,...
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Jane Patricia Horgan McGinnis

November 23, 2017

Jane Patricia Horgan McGinnis, 69, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017 in Alabama. Born in Detroit, MI, Jane graduated from Our Lady of Mercy High School and attended Eastern Michigan University. She worked as a Mortgage Broker with American Home Buyers for many years. Surviving are her father, James F. Horgan of Fort Wayne; spouse, William McGinnis; daughter, Melissa (Tim) Dell of...
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Thomas G. (Jim) (Smitty) (Big Wobble) Smith

November 21, 2017

Thomas G. "Jim" "Smitty" "Big Wobble" Smith, 86, went to be with the love of his life Eleanor peacefully on, Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Born in Lisbon, OH, Smitty worked as a plant manager with Zollner Pistons for 40 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of The Chapel and downtown YMCA 42 years. Smitty was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing racquetball at the YMCA. Smitty enjoyed fishing on...
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Virgil N. Bixler

November 20, 2017

Rev. Virgil N. Bixler, 93, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017. Born in Elkton, MI, Virgil worked as pastor of Missionary Churches in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana for over 50 years. Surviving are his spouse, Leona Bixler; daughter, Sheryl (Timothy) Steiner of Archbold, OH, son, Jay (Deborah) Bixler of Lafayette, CA, daughter, Joy (Rex) Forbes of Fort Wayne, IN, 6 grandchildren,...
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Stephan Craig " Steve" Burton

November 18, 2017

Stephan Craig "Steve" Burton, 75, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Steve was the son of the late Clyde and Marie (Calcoff) Burton. Steve graduated from South Side High School, class of 1961 where he was active in basketball, football, and track. During the summers he played baseball where he competed in the Pony League World Series in Williamsburg, PA in...
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Ryan Matthew Kelly

November 16, 2017

Ryan Matthew Kelly, 24, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Ryan is the son of Matthew and Debra (Heckman) Kelly. Ryan attended Homestead High School and Herron School of Art in Indianapolis. He had been working at Kelly Box and Kelly Advertising. Ryan had so many gifts, one being his abilities in art. He enjoyed drawing, creating sculptures, and surrounding...
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Robert W. (Bob) Mock

November 13, 2017

Robert W. "Bob" Mock, 80, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Bob was the son of the late George and Matilda (Heberle) Mock. He graduated from Central High School and served our country as a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Bob worked for Paramount Paper Tube then later retired from GTE after 24 years of service. He then worked for Kelley Auto Services for...
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Virginia Waltemath

November 11, 2017

Virginia Waltemath, 103, passed away on November 11, 2017. She was born on December 28, 1913 in Fort Wayne, IN, the daughter of the late John and Bertha Orr. When Virginia worked she was a beautician for 43 years. Surviving are her children, John Waltemath, and Sally (Steven) Beard; as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years,...
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Melvin Krel

November 10, 2017

Melvin Krel, 89 died on Friday November 10, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Born in Poland, he was the son of Simon and Hannah Crell (both deceased). After surviving the holocaust, he met Margot Kaufman(Dec) and were married on July 12, 1951. During his time in Ft. Wayne, he owned Indiana Rolling Mill Baling Corp. He is survived by one brother Marvin Crell(Harriett) of Naples, FL; son Silvan Krel of Ft....
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Franklin (Frank) Meehan

November 6, 2017

Franklin "Frank" Meehan, 19, joined his loved ones and the Lord in Heaven on November 6, 2017. He was born on June 10, 1998 in Fort Wayne, IN. Franklin attended Homestead High School, and completed the Auto Collision program through Anthis Career Center his senior year. He was passionate about many things, the beach and the water being one of them, including jumping off the 30 foot platform at...
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Mary E. Libbing

November 6, 2017

Mary E. Libbing, 51, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Mary lived in Fort Wayne most of her life. She graduated Bishop Luers High School ('84) and Indiana University ('91). With a Fine Arts degree, she shared her talent for design and color at Carmel Design and Ream Steckbeck Design for ten years before going back to school for her teaching degree. Mary worked at Homestead High...
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Donald C. Lambert

November 4, 2017

Donald C. Lambert, 78, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Lebanon, NJ, Donald retired from East Amwell Township School in 2004 where he worked as a maintenance supervisor. He was an active volunteer at the YMCA Camp Carr Campground of Hunterdon County, NJ. Donald enjoyed deer hunting, fresh water fishing, woodworking, and fixing anything he could. He was an avid...
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Donald E. Rasp

November 1, 2017

Donald E. Rasp, 83, of Largo, FL and formerly of Fort Wayne, IN and Adams Lake passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Coventry Meadows. He was born August 14, 1934, to the late Edwin and Margaret Rasp. Donald proudly served his country as a member of the US Army. He retired from NIPSCO after 36 years of service. Surviving are his three sons, Steven Sprunger and Chris Sprunger of Fort...
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Melinda Lane

October 30, 2017

Melinda Lane, 42, went home to be with Jesus, Monday, October 30, 2017 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, on February 15, 1975. Melinda was a graduate of North Side High School. In her spare time she enjoyed watching movies of all types. Her greatest role and accomplishment was being a loving and caring mother. She was a kind and generous woman, who made...
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Carol L. Ellis

October 29, 2017

Carol L. Ellis, 80, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017 at St. Anne's Home from a long harrowing struggle with Alzheimer's. She was born June 2, 1937 in Roanoke IN, the daughter of the late Alton and Mildred Lesh. Carol worked with Ellison Bakery for 15 years before her retirement. She was a member of The Chapel, and the American Legion Post in Waynedale. Surviving are her husband of 63...
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Rose M. Wallace

October 18, 2017

Rose M. Wallace, 79, went to be with the Lord on October 18, 2017. Rose was born February 10, 1938 in Telluride, Colorado to John Sheldon and Ruth Chitwood Sheldon. Rose grew up in Columbus, KS and Miami, OK. She married James Newton in 1960 who preceded her in death in 2011. During her lifetime Rose was dedicated to the work of her church wherever she lived, recently serving many years as choir...
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Frederick "Fred" H. Fritcha

October 17, 2017

Frederick "Fred" H. Fritcha, 64, passed away on October 17, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN of February 11, 1953, the son of the late Orville and Patricia Fritcha. Fred was a 1971 graduate of Concordia High School, and went on to serve in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged as a Sargent. He worked for the United States Postal Service for 22 years before retiring....
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Nancy L. Pommer

September 6, 1935 - October 16, 2017

Nancy L. Pommer, 82, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Edgerton, OH, to the late Chester A and Marie Metz.. Nancy attended Edgerton HS and later earn a nursing degree. She retired from Parkview Memorial Hospital with 20 years of service. Surviving are her sons, Randal E Pommer, Scott M Pommer, Todd M Pommer all of Fort Wayne, IN 8 grandchildren, 12 great...
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Bernadine (Beanie) Guebard

October 16, 2017

Bernadine "Beanie" Guebard, 94, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 at Coventry Meadows LLC in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Beanie worked as a secretary with The City of Fort Wayne for 34 years. She was a member of South Wayne United Methodist Church and Calvary United Methodist Church. She volunteered at Covington Manor for 25 years. Beanie enjoyed gardening and loved flowers. Surviving are...
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Jason A. Sekulovski

October 13, 2017

Jason A. Sekulovski, 35, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017 in Fort Wayne, IN. Born September 6, 1982 in Fort Wayne, Jason worked as a car salesman with several local car dealers. He was a member of St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church. Surviving are his parents, Risto and Gordana Sekulovski of Fort Wayne; brother, Richard Sekulovski of Chicago, IL; sister, Jennifer Sekulovski of Fort...
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Virginia (Ginny) Jacobs

October 13, 2017

Virginia "Ginny" Jacobs, 92, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Virginia worked with Magnavox for18 years, retiring in 1983. She was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her three daughters, Judy (Leo) Herendeen of Fort Wayne; Janet (Martin Scott) Yager of Fort Wayne, and Joan Scott of Milford, IN; 7 grandchildren; and 13 great...
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Carolyn Jones-Browning

October 8, 2017

Carolyn Jones-Browning, 79, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017 in Decatur, IN. Born in Van Wert, OH she was a longtime resident of Fort Wayne. Carolyn worked as a beautician for 50 years and was the owner and operator of Carolyn's Beauty Corner in Rockford, OH and most recently she worked for Fantasy Beauty Salon in Fort Wayne. Carolyn had a love for animals, and enjoyed going to the casino. ...
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Charles A. Wilson, SCB

October 8, 2017

Dr. Charles A. Wilson, SCB, 79, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Bronx, NY, Charles completed his undergraduate work at Long Island University and later earned his Doctorate from the London School of Business. His early experience as a management consultant led him to relocate the family to Fort Wayne, where he owned and operated several small...
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James (Jim) Hall

October 2, 2017

James "Jim" Hall, 85, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Evansport , OH, Jim worked as a design engineer with Dana for 28 years, retiring in 1991. He was a long time member of St. Therese Catholic Church and presently a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Having been born on April 1, Jim had a great sense of humor and was a jokester. He was great at telling...
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Mary Kay Doepker

October 2, 2017

Mary Kay Doepker, 73, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Mary Kay was a member of the fist graduating class of Bishop Luers High School. She worked as a teacher in Fort Wayne for many years, until her retirement. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Mary Kay taught at St. Joseph Hessen Castle, St. Vincent DePaul,...
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Jean Ellis

September 29, 2017

Jean Ellis, 86, passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 6, 1930, the daughter of the late Irven and Esther Harnish. Jean was a 1948 graduate of North Side Highschool. Surviving are her husband of 68 years, William Ellis; children, David (Sue) Ellis and Thomas (Susan) Ellis; 5 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Janice Standiford...
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Joan A. Harris

September 28, 2017

Joan A. Harris, 90, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in South Bend, Joan worked in customer service with K & K Insurance for10 years, and most recently with American Specialty Insurance for 4yrs years, retiring in 1993. Surviving are her son, David (Shirley) Harris of Carmel, IN; daughter, Dr. Brenda (Brian) O'Hara of Fort Wayne; 6 grandchildren, Robert...
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Judith (Judy) A. Evans

September 25, 2017

Judith "Judy" A. Evans, 77, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Judy enjoyed caring for her family as a homemaker. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. Surviving are her husband, Gary Evans of Fort Wayne; son, Thomas (Robbi) Evans of Garrett, IN; 3 grandchildren, Daniel, Elizabeth, and Brittany; and 4 great-grandchildren. Judy was...
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Cynthia Cande Vaughn

April 24, 1953 - September 23, 2017

Cynthia "Cande" Vaughn, 64, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017. Born in Winchester, Indiana, Cande was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Ellen Thomas. Cande earned her bachelors degree in human resources from Harrison College. She was the owner of Hartford City Medical Transportation for many years. Cande loved making beautiful crochet items. Her greatest joy in life was the adoption...
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Janet M. Long

September 22, 2017

Janet M. Long, 86, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Janet was the daughter of the late George Long and Marguerite Tarr. She was a legal secretary for 20 years, prior to her becoming an elderly care provider which she loved. She faithfully attended church at Roanoke Baptist Church. Janet was an avid walker, and loved her cats. Surviving are her sister-in-law,...
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Nathan W Boothby

March 9, 1979 - September 22, 2017

Nathan "Nate" W. Boothby, 38, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 after a four year battle with cancer. Born in Kokomo, Indiana, Nate was the son of Jack and Ruthanne Boothby. He graduated from Western High School and earned his bachelors degree in Electrical Engineer Technology from Purdue University and his MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. He worked with Navistar for 11 years prior to...
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Shawn D. Ambrose, Ph.D.

September 16, 2017

Shawn D. Ambrose, PhD, age 52, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, September 16, 2017 at La Porte Hospital in La Porte, IN. Born and raised in Rochester, PA, Shawn graduated from Rochester High School. He married Melinda LaFollette in 1990, and raised seven children with his sweetheart. He earned 9 years restaurant and retail management experience. Shawn earned a BA in Communications and...
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Freda M. Shull

September 16, 2017

Freda M. Shull, 96, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Middle Point, OH, Freda worked as a clerk with International Harvester for 30 years, retiring in 1981. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Surviving are her children, Reginald (Diana) Shull, Jr. of Woodburn, IN, Cassandra Hebermehl, and Regina Hahn both of Fort Wayne; daughter-in-law, Laura Shull of...
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Diane Kaye (Pelz) Waldrop

September 13, 2017

Diane Kaye (Pelz) Waldrop, 73, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Diane was gifted to this world by her Lord on December 26, 1943. She lived out her faithful service among the people of God at Southwest Lutheran and St. Michael Lutheran churches. The Lord strengthened her trust in His promise through Bible Study fellowship and her service in various small...
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Stephen H. Leacock

September 11, 2017

Stephen H. Leacock , 74, passed away Monday, September 11, 2017 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in St. Paul, MN, Stephen worked as a Systems Engineer with Magnavox which later became Raytheon for 40 years. He retired from Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, AZ. Stephen served his country as a member of the US Navy. Stephen enjoyed animals, fishing, canoeing, gardening, photography, and...
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Rodger P. Rang

September 9, 2017

Rodger P. Rang, 59, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Rodger was a graduate of Bishop Luers High School and later completed his Bachelor of Science Degree from IPFW. He spent his entire career as a Medical Technologist in the laboratory at Lutheran Hospital. An avid birder, Rodger could often be found at Eagle Marsh or Fox Island, binoculars up, looking...
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Mark Richard Roberts

September 8, 2017

Mark Richard Roberts, 65, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, August 29, 1952 to the late Francis and Rita Roberts. Mark graduated from Bishop Luers HS in 1971. He was owner of Robco Engineering and Rubber Products of Columbia City. Mark was a generous and compassionate man that loved his family, and would lend a hand...
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Stephen Charles Royer

September 6, 2017

Stephen Charles Royer , 65, passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Born in Kenton, Ohio on December 6, 1951, Stephen was the son of the late Paul and Virginia Royer. He worked with Manchester Metals LLC for 20 years prior to his retirement. Stephen was a loving husband, dad, and grandpa to his family. He was an avid NASCAR, Dallas Cowboy, and Willie Nelson fan. He was a very active in his...
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