Our Obituaries

Harry Allphin, Jr.

February 13, 2018

Harry Allphin Jr., 89 passed away at home on February 13, 2018. He was born in Ryle, KY on December 25, 1928, the son of the late Harry and Daisy Allphin. Harry served in the Air Force from 1947 to 1973 and was honorably discharged as a Senior Master Sargent. Harry was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner. Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Dora Allphin; children Roxanne (John) Crabill and Allan ...
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Jacob D. Sanders

January 31, 2018

Jacob D. Sanders, 23, passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Jacob attended Wayne High School and worked as a tire tech with Tire Barn Warehouse. Jacob enjoyed racing go-karts at Baerfield Speedway and loved his animals. Surviving are his father, Darryl Sanders of KY; mother, Krista Omspaugh and father Randy Omspaugh; siblings, Danielle (Josh) Tracey, Joshua (Jessica)...
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Mary "Patricia" (Kilkelly) Kiester

January 23, 2018

Mary "Patricia" (Kilkelly) Kiester, 93, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Lutheran Life Villages, in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late James J and Mary M. Kilkelly. Mary graduated from Central Catholic HS in 1942. She was the co-owner and office manager of Kiester Plumbing for over 30 years, retiring in 1987. Her memberships included, the American Legion Post ...
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Gregory Alan Marcus

January 18, 2018

Gregory Alan Marcus, of Fort Wayne died peacefully in his home on January 18th, 2018. Greg was born to Charles and Wilda Gene (Garman) Marcus on April 22nd, 1956. He was a lifelong musician and patron of the arts. He played the cello with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic for nearly forty years. Over the last eleven years he also held numerous board positions, such as chair of the investment...
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Dorothy M. Reust

January 11, 2018

Dorothy M. Reust, 89, passed away on January 11, 2018. She was born in Adams County, Indiana on November 4, 1928, the daughter of the late Ezra and Arminda Meshberger. Dorothy worked as a Financial Representative at Lutheran Hospital for 16 years before she retired in 1993. After she retired she continued to work part-time for several years. She was a member of St. John the Baptist, and very...
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Mary (Haycock) Passineau

January 10, 2018

Passineau, Mary (Haycock), age 87, passed away 01/10/2018 at Kettering Memorial Hospital in Kettering, Ohio. Mary was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on May 18, 1930 to the late George & Dorothy (Jones) Haycock. After graduation from South Side High School in Fort Wayne, Mary attended Albion College in Michigan where she became a member of Delta Gamma Sorority. At Albion she met and married her...
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Suzanne C. Armstrong

January 8, 2018

Suzanne C. Armstrong, 74, passed away on January 8, 2018. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on January 18, 1943, the daughter of the late Edward and Neva Hunsaker. Suzanne graduated from Northside High School in 1959. She went on to become a school librarian for FWCS, before moving to Indianapolis, where she worked at Indianapolis Public Schools as a librarian until her retirement. Suzanne started...
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Marie Flora Speith

January 7, 2018

Marie Flora Speith, 86, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Urban and Loretta Sorg. Marie had worked at Wayne Candies, Fort Wayne Wire and Die, Kmart, and Z-brick / ChemRex for several years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hessen Cassel. Surviving are her children Linda Marie Speith, Michael Joseph ...
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Mark A. Boner

January 6, 2018

Sergeant 1st Class Mark A. Boner age 43, passed away Saturday January 6th 2018 at Fort Hood Texas. He was born in Fort Wayne In. and was the son of Robert Boner and the late Patricia Habegger Boner. After graduating from Elmhurst High school in 1993 he served in the US army before joining the Indiana National Guard's 38th Sustainment Brigade based in Kokomo where he was a Battalion...
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William (Bill) P. Ryan

December 27, 2017

William "Bill" P. Ryan, 58, of Fort Wayne passed away after a short illness on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. He was born September 6, 1959 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late John H Ryan Sr. and Ruth M. Ryan. Bill worked at Alliance Tool Equipment in Fort Wayne for 23 years. He was a graduate of Northrop High School Class of 1977. Bill is survived by two brothers, John H. Ryan Jr. (Kim) and P. Brad...
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Mildred E. Hair

December 11, 2017

Mildred E. Hair, 70, passed away on December 11, 2017. She was born in Battle Creek, Michigan on December 27, 1946, the daughter of the late Stewart and Audrey (Cavinder) Spindlow. When Mildred was working she worked at the Hilton, downtown Fort Wayne. Mildred loved flowers, nature, and wind chimes. She was a member of Broadway Christian Church. Surviving; Melissa (Mark) Miller, Robert (Stephanie...
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Joan Veronica Mostes

December 8, 2017

Joan Veronica Wilde Mostes, 86 of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on December 8, 2017 at Covington Manor Health Center. Joan was born October 20, 1931, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she spent her formative years in the Olney neighborhood of the city with parents Carl Wilde and Veronica (Dagney) Wilde. As a young woman, Joan worked at the Philadelphia Naval Depot, where she met Ettore...
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Grace J. Favory

November 22, 2017

Grace J. Favory, 84, passed away on November 22, 2017. She was born on June 25, 1933, in Fort Wayne, IN, the daughter of the late Harry and Erma Nitz. Grace was always caring of other people, and her unwavering faith in God will not be forgotten. Grace is survived by her son; Charles (Cyndi) A. Favory; grandsons, Matthew (Amanda) Favory, Kyle Favory; an 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in...
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Robert E. Simmons

November 17, 2017

Robert E. Simmons, 78, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Robert worked as a warehouse operator with Ridge Napa for 45 years. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Army. Surviving are his 3 sons, Quinn Simmons, Joseph (Rachel) Wilhelm both of Fort Wayne, and Tae Murphy of Kihei, HI; brothers, Dave (Rita) Simmons of Auburn, IN, and Steve ...
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Norbert A. Minick

November 14, 2017

Norbert A. Minick, 74, returned to his heavenly Father Tuesday, November 14, 2017. He was born April 17, 1943 to the late Leo and Catherine Minick. He attended St. Henry's Catholic Church where he was a Mass server and Lector. Norbert served his country as a member of the US Army as a SP4 - E4. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1961. Norbert worked for North American Van...
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David B. Martz

November 13, 2017

David B. Martz , 61, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his daughter, Deanna Robertson of Pollock, LA, and his significant other, Diana Ervin of Fort Wayne. Service is 2:00 pm, Monday, November 27, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Ave with calling one hour prior. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsonscom.
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Donald R. Marlowe

November 9, 2017

Rev. Donald R. Marlowe, 70, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Harlan County, KY, Donald was a devoted pastor with Bluffton Church of God for over 25 years, he and his wife, Alma were the founders of the Bluffton Church of God Food Pantry. Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Alma Marlowe of Fort Wayne; son, Donnie (Beth) Marlowe; daughter, Christina (Jeff) Reichard...
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Jonathan B. Dalton

November 7, 2017

Jonathan B. Dalton, 39, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Jonathan worked in construction and landscaping for several local companies. He had a special skill of making custom pool cues. Surviving are his daughter, Isabella Dalton; parents, Steven and Katharine Dalton of Fort Wayne; sister, Jennifer (Kevin) Davis of Phoenix, AZ; brother, James Dalton of...
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Scott Alan Tindall

October 22, 2017

Scott Alan Tindall, 56, passed away October 22, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on September 10, 1961, the son of the late Stanley and Alma Tindall. Surviving are his daughters; Chrystal King and Holly King; and his brother Craig (Angela) Tindall. Funeral service will be held at 2pm on Friday, November 3, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park, 6301 Fairfield Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46807....
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Jesusita (Susie) DeLuna Guzman

October 20, 2017

Jesusita "Susie" (DeLuna) Guzman, 75, went to rest peacefully at her home surrounded by her family, on Friday, October 20, 2017. Born in Nixon, Texas, Susie was the daughter of Ramon and Maria DeLuna, who preceded her in death. She was a certified nursing assistant and took great care of her patients in the Alzheimer's unit. She was a caring and loving mother, grandmother, and great...
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Stanley Freet

September 27, 2017

Stanley Freet, 97, passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Grovertown, IN, Stanley worked as an instrument polisher and inspector with G.C. Conns Instrument Manufacturing Company and with 2 other instrument companies in Elkhart, IN. He joined the Army July 1, 1942 and served along with General Patton during WWII at one time in one of the 5 countries...
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James (Jim) Davis

September 22, 2017

James (Jim) Davis, 78, died Friday, September 22, 2017 at Parkview Heart Institute in Fort Wayne, Indiana after heart bypass surgery. Jim was born in Little Rock, Arkansas October 7, 1938 to the late George and Betty Davis. Jim served in the Army for 3 years as a Traffic Analyst in Germany. He will be buried with Military Honors. Jim worked in the Hotel and Restaurant business in Alabama,...
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Marguerite (Calkins) Horstmeyer

September 18, 2017

Marguerite (Calkins) Horstmeyer, 93, passed away peacefully, Monday, September 18, 2017, at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. She was born October 1, 1923 in Woodburn, Indiana to the late John and Helen Calkins. She graduated from South Side High School. Following graduation she attended business school. She married the late Arnold H. Horstmeyer on March 8, 1947. Most of her career was spent...
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Gottfred (Fritz) Kurzweg

September 12, 2017

Gottfred "Fritz" Kurzweg, 98, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Anamoose, North Dakota, Gottfred worked as an electrician with Lockheed for 50 years. He loved music and his family. He sang bass in many quartets and musical groups. Gottfred was a devout husband and father. Surviving are his daughter, Karleen (Bob) Martin of Fort Wayne; son, Kevin...
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Doris V. (Cummins) Emenhiser

September 9, 2017

Doris V. (Cummins) Emenhiser , 92, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Montpelier, OH, January 8 1925 to the late Carson N. and Flossie P. Cummins. Doris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and crafts and spending her winters in Naples, FL. Doris was a former member of ST.Luke Lutheran...
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Eileen Lageer Warner

August 30, 2017

Eileen Lageer Warner, 93, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Born in Owen Sound, Ontario Canada, Eileen was the daughter of the late Wilmot and Winnifred Lageer. Eileen lived her life for God. She was a missionary in Nigeria for 25 years, having taught in teacher training and theological schools while there. She also taught for twelve years at Emmanuel Bible...
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Arlene H. Mack

August 28, 2017

Arlene H. Mack, 94, passed away on August 28, 2017 at Lutheran Life Villages. She was born on December 20, 1922 in Allentown, PA, the daughter of the late Frank and Bertha Beischl. Arlene was a volunteer Librarian at St. Joseph Hospital for 31 years. While not spending time raising her three children, she volunteered a lot of her time with her church St. Joseph Hessen Cassel of which she was a...
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Betty Jean Forker Brumbaugh

August 27, 2017

Betty Jean Forker Brumbaugh, 89, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017. Born June 8, 1928 in Albion, IN she was the daughter of the late Oliver Forker and Faye Forker-Olinger. She graduated from Albion High School and International Business College. After marrying Paul Brumbaugh she became active in the Arcola community where they owned a grocery store. She later worked for Higgins and Swift...
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Leo Stronczek

August 25, 2017

LEO STRONCZEK, 83, passed away Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, peacefully with his family after a battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. Born in Fort Wayne, Leo attended Central Catholic High School and graduated in 1952. He was employed by the United States Postal Service for 43 years retiring in 1996. Leo is best known for his love of family and community. Throughout his life he was an active member of his...
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Mary Lou Hettinger

August 23, 2017

Mary Lou Hettinger, 85, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Born in Monterey, Indiana, Mary was the daughter of the late Ernest and Erma Hettinger. She worked at Don Halls Factory for 25 years, retiring in 1999. She was a member of Westview Alliance Church, and Easter Seals Arc. Mary enjoyed bowling, participating in the Special Olympics, going to the local festivals, and traveling. ...
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Mary Jane Millikan

August 23, 2017

Mary Jane Millikan, 73, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017 surrounded by her family after her battle with breast cancer for 4 and half years. Born in Fort Wayne, she owned Thinking of You Balloons. After retiring from her balloon business, she joined her husband at Tri R Services. She was a lifetime member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and St. Paul's Chapel at Clear Lake during the...
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Dianna M. Hamilton

August 21, 2017

Dianna M. Hamilton, 76, went to be with the Lord Monday, August 21, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Dianna was the family rock and cared for others before herself. Dianna is survived by her husband, Donald Hamilton; daughters, Sally (Bill) Bell, Becky (Joe) Daugherty, and Sherry (Gary) Mix; 5 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild. Dianna was preceded in death...
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Chris Stayanoff

August 15, 2017

Chris Stayanoff, 87, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 in New Haven. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Chris worked as a member of Asbestos Workers Local Union #41 retiring in 1987. Surviving are his sons, John Stayanoff of Fort Wayne, Tom Stayanoff of Michigan City, IN, and Joe (Stacy) Stayanoff of Orlando, FL; daughters, Ann West of Orlando, FL and Suzanne (Michael) Prudlow of Fort Wayne; and sister,...
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Julie A. Gard

August 9, 2017

Julie A Gard, 51, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Julie worked as a nurse with a variety of local nursing homes. Surviving are her husband, Darren Gard; parents, George and Renee Surine; brothers, Larry Surine, and Donald (Michelle) Surine; uncle, Bruce Bogner all of Fort Wayne. Service is 10:30 am, Monday, August 14, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons...
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Vallie Viola Brouwer

August 8, 2017

Vallie Viola Brouwer, 89, died Tuesday, August 8, 2017 in Fort Wayne after a 13 year battle with Alzheimer's. She was born on October 7, 1928 in Edwardsburg, Michigan to the late Emma (Peckinowsky) and Fletcher Smith. She lived a full life, always loving and willing to help. She loved her family and grandchildren. Val was an excellent dancer, loved throwing parties, and many will attest, was...
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Jesus "Jesse' Morales, Jr.

July 11, 1964 - August 3, 2017

Jesus "Jesse" Morales, Jr., 53, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Apple Valley, CA, Jesse worked as a Surgical Tech with Parkview Hospital. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and an avid Cowboys fan. He enjoyed watching boxing, adored his nieces and nephews and loved to joke around and make other's laugh. He was a gentle giant and defended...
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Benjamin L. Grose

July 18, 2017

Benjamin L. Grose, 82, passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. He was raised in Paint Creek, WV, the son of the late Haymond and Jessie Grose. Ben was a member of Victory Life Church in New Haven, IN. He worked as a pipefitter and welder for Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 166 for 30 years before his retirement in 1997. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Janis C. Grose; children, Benjamin R....
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Nancy L. Cornett

June 18, 2017

Nancy L. Cornett, 74, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Born in Albion, Indiana, Nancy was the daughter of the late Bishop J. Claude and Dora Lawson. Nancy worked with Parkview Hospital for 30 years, retiring in 2005. She was an active member of First Pentecostal Church, Warsaw United Pentecostal Church, and most recently of Victory Life Church. Nancy was faithful, giving,...
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Frederick M. Schmidt

June 6, 2017

Frederick M. Schmidt, 87, passed away on June 6, 2017 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home. Born August 1, 1929 in Clay City, Indiana he was the son of the late Fred and Barbara Schmidt. He was a sales representative for Dilgard Foods for over two decades and after his retirement from Dilgard he worked at Connolly's Do It Best (Southgate) for several years. He was quick witted & loved to laugh and...
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Jack W. McGinnis

May 29, 2017

Jack W. McGinnis, 68, passed away on Memorial Day Monday, May 29, 2017 at his home in Leo. Born on February 22, 1949, Jack was the son of the late Robert and Mary McGinnis. He graduated from South Side High School. Jack was a US Marine Vietnam veteran. He worked for General Electric for many years prior to his retirement in 1991. Very simply put, Jack was a Home Project Engineer. He was...
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Doris Ann (Danny) Latz

May 27, 2017

Doris Ann "Danny" Latz (nee Wertheimer) died restfully in her sleep on Saturday, May 27, 2017 in Fort Wayne, IN, at the home of her daughter Jan Latz. Danny always believed that "things have a way of working out." She was 94 years old. Danny was born on April 30, 1923 in Ligonier, IN, in the same home that her parents Leon R. and Ruth E. Schloss Wertheimer had lived in all of their married...
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Michal A. Tewell

May 19, 2017

Michael A Tewell, 74, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017. Born in Wabash, Indiana, Michael was the son of the late Howard Tewell and Betty Wham. Surviving are his half-sisters, Vicki Carlson, Sharon Bartholomew; half-brothers, Todd Wham; along with many extended family members. Michael was preceded in death by his wife, Diana Tewell; brother, William Tewell; uncle, Arthur Tewell; and aunt,...
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Helene L. Schwehn

May 16, 2017

Helene L. Schwehn, 94, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Helene was the daughter of the late John and Frances Lisius. Surviving are her daughter, Kathie Bader of Roanoke; son, David Schwehn of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Holly (Steve), Shawn (Kara), Lisa (James), and Adam; along with eight great-grandchildren. Helene was preceded in death by her husband Paul Schwehn and sister, Dorothy Franke. ...
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Lucile R. Maher

May 9, 2017

Lucile R. Maher, 93, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Lucile worked with Lincoln Life for 7 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church; Legion of Mary. Surviving are, son, David Maher of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Alex, Robert, and Adrian Maher; and great-grandson, Lucas. Lucile was preceded in death by, husband, John F. Maher; father,...
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Eunice J. (Nunee) Westrich

May 6, 2017

Eunice J. Westrich "Nunee", passed away peacefully Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Parkview Hospital. Surviving are her children, Max (Vicki) Westrich, and Vickie Keaney; grandson, Jonah Westrich; step-granddaugther, Karen Trentham; cousin, Elizabeth (Betty) Miller; special nieces & nephew, Tom (MaryEllen) Bruskotter, Kathy (Steve) Lommatzsch, Julie Fuerst, Janet Heck and Sandy Weaver; nieces and...
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Larry Tracey

May 4, 2017

Larry Tracey , 58, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017.Surviving are his mother, Kathern Brattain, brothers, Bill Jr., Gene, Donovan "Dave" (Charlotte Craig) sisters, Kathy, Vicki and Cindy. Larry was preceded in death by father, William Sr., brothers, Eddie, Donald,Terri, Jason, sisters, Brenda Anderson, Angela Tracey. Service is 4:00 pm, May 8, 2017 at - D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral...
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Dolores May (Gault) Lawson

May 3, 2017

Dolores May (Gault) Lawson passed peacefully from this earth on May 3, 2017 surrounded by her family. Her 103 years, seven months and 14 days were an example of indomitable will, determination, and faith in a loving God. Her formula for a long life and keeping a sharp mind was simple. "Keep busy and stay on your feet." Dolores was born September 19, 1913 to William Abraham and Ethyl Amber ...
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Evelyn Joyce Felger

April 24, 2017

Evelyn Joyce Felger, 85, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Bluffton, IN, Evelyn worked at the front desk and interoffice as an administrative assistant with Lutheran Homes for 26 years, retiring in 1996. She was a member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. Evelyn enjoyed working in the yard with flowers, bowling, square dancing and playing...
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James Deleon

April 23, 2017

James Deleon, 37, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on August 11, 1979, the son of the late James Deleon and Carola Torrez. Surviving are his children; James T. Deleon Jr., Reece Talbot, and Aleana Branigan; brother, Angel Sanchez-Deleon; step-mother; Alice Sanchez; Aunt Lyd and Uncle Joe; several aunts and uncles; and many other loving friends and family...
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William Howard Quackenbush

April 21, 2017

William Howard Quackenbush, 73, of Ft. Wayne, passed away on April 21, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne. Born November 5, 1943, he was the oldest of five children born to the late Harley and Mary (Hofer) Quackenbush. He was a 1961 graduate of Central Catholic High School and a graduate of Midwestern College, with degrees in engineering and tool and die design. Employed by States...
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John Francis Speith, Jr.

April 13, 2017

John Francis Speith Jr., 82, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017. John was the son of the late John and Rose Francis Speith Sr. Surviving are his wife Marie Flora Speith; children, Linda Speith, Michael (Sandra) Speith; Andrew (Tammy) Speith; grandchildren, Kimberly (Scott) Dye, Stacey (Ricky) Shaffer, Tiffany Speith, Jacob Speith, Emily Speith; great-grandchildren, Andi, Mati, Kadi Dye,...
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John A. Steiner

April 3, 2017

John A. Steiner, 76, went home to be with the Lord he had loved and served so long on Monday, April 3, 2017. He was born in Bluffton, OH on October 31, 1940. John worked with FWCS for over 35 years. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Lois Steiner; children; SuAnn (Donn) Nichols, Michael (Lynne) Steiner, Shari (Matt) Barcalow; grandchildren Blaine, Keegan, Eli, Isaac, Piper, Natalie, Jaydn,...
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Laura Joyce Marcom

March 28, 2017

Laura "Joyce" Marcom, 93, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Laura enjoyed caring for her family as a homemaker. Surviving are her son, Jeffrey Marcom of Fort Wayne; son, Randi Marcom of Fort Wayne; and daughter, Constance Lee of Creedmoor, NC; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Laura was preceded in death by her husband Cecil Marcom; parents, Paul and Lucy Downs; and...
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Grant R.C. Meyer

March 24, 2017

Grant R.C. Meyer, 75, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Grant graduated from Central HS and was a US Army Veteran. He worked as a Truck Driver with Tom Brubaker Steel 20 years and and Kindsford Packing for 15 years. Surviving are his son, Adam Benjamin of Fort Wayne, IN; sister, Roseanna Concer of Fort Wayne, IN. Grant was...
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Anthony (Tony) Gabriel

March 17, 2017

Anthony "Tony" Gabriel, almost 94, of Fort Wayne departed this life March 17, 2017 at St. Joe Hospital. He worked as the chef at various area restaurants, and was the head chef at Van Orman Hotel. In his spare time he enjoyed gardening and traveling.Tony was a Marine who fought in some of the toughest battles ever to have been fought in the Asia-Pacific in WWII. He is survived by his wife,...
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Felipa Ramos

March 15, 2017

Felipa Ramos, 95, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Miquel Rivera and Baleria Lopez. Surviving are her children, John (Lucy) Rivera; Mary Mauricio; Clara (Robert) Harris; Martha (Rick) Ramos-Sweeney; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Felipa was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Ramos,, Sr., sons, David Ramos...
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Denise M. (Groh) Harmeyer

March 12, 2017

Denise M. (Groh) Harmeyer, 58, passed away March 12, 2017. Denise was the daughter of the late Fredrick and Coleen Groh. Surviving are her sons, Christopher (Amanda) Hinen; Matthew (Victoria) Hinen; daughter, Chelsea (Michael Gunderson ) Harmeyer; grandchildren, Zoe, Hunter, Levi, Breyden, Caelyn and Addison Hinen; siblings, William (Toni Heiney) Groh; Kevin (Anita) Groh; Susan (Jerry)...
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Viola Lewis

March 3, 2017

Viola P. Lewis, 82, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away peacefully on March 3rd, 2017. Surviving family include her husband of 53 years, Olivent Lewis, three sons, James (Gretchen) Lowery, Gary Lowery, and Kenneth Lewis; Two Aunts, Janie (Herbert) Hunt and Florene Goodson; four brothers, Joseph, Richard (Cynthia), William C (Sarah), And James Edward (Mary) Lowery; four sisters Fannie Mitchell,...
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Mary Lou Clinton

February 28, 2017

Mary Lou Clinton, 72, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at in Fort Wayne. Born in Kalamazoo, MI, Mary worked with the Fort Wayne Community Schools for 29 years. Service is 10:30 am, Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Ave with calling one hour prior. Calling also Monday, March 6, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the...
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Viola June Brown

February 28, 2017

Viola June Brown, 95, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her sister, Margaret (Gerry) Owens of Leavenworth, KS; two step-daughters, Joanne Grueb of Fort Wayne and Barbara (Jim) Delventhal of Auburn, IN; many step-grandchildren; great-step grandchildren, cousins, nieces, and nephews; and special caretakers, Jean (Brad) Rogers of Fort Wayne. Viola was preceded in...
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George W. Wiggin

February 27, 2017

George W. Wiggin, 76, passed away, Monday, February 27, 2017. He was born in Albion, Maine on November 1, 1940, the son of the late Eric and Pauline Wiggin. George was an honor student as well as captain of his high school Basketball and Baseball teams, earning letters in both sports. He also played on the Fort Wayne Bible College basketball team. George was a Teamster, driving semi-truck for 33...
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Linda Kay Koroncevicius

February 18, 2017

Linda Kay Koroncevicius, 64, passed away February 18, 2017. Family meant everything to her. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and her favorite hobby playing Bingo. Surviving are her husband of 44 years, Roman Koroncevicius; son, Boris (Jerilyn) Koroncevicius; son, Joe (Abby) Koroncevicius; son, Jon Koroncevicius; 7 grandchildren, brother, Lee Cook; brother, Lynn Cook. Linda...
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Patricia A. Nycum

February 17, 2017

Patricia A. Nycum, 92, passed away Friday, February 17, 2017 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in South Bend, IN, Patricia worked for Magnavox- Phillips Electronics retiring in 1991. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 241, VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post #1000. Patricia spent her winters in Fort Myers, FL. Surviving are, son, Patrick M. (Rocio) Nycum of Jackson, TN, daughter,...
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Helen L. Hughes Martin

February 13, 2017

Helen L. Hughes Martin, 83, passed away Monday, February 13, 2017 at home in Fort Wayne. Born in Orland, IN, on February 25, 1933 to William and Frankie (Caskey) Hughes. and was the eldest of three daughters. She graduated from South Side High School in 1951 and married Myron L "Mike" Martin on July 13, 1952 and enjoyed 64 years of marriage. She was a nurturing homemaker and loved caring for her...
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Arnold M. Bultemeier

January 31, 2017

Arnold M. Bultemeier, 90 passed away comfortably on January 31st. He was born April 30, 1926 to Charles and Clara (Buuck) Bultemeier. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Preble, IN. On October 4, 1947 he married Anita Hormann, who proceeded him in death in 2003. Arnie was a Fort Wayne Fire Fighter and his highest rank was a District Chief. The Adams County native...
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Carol E. Amos

January 29, 2017

Carol E. Amos, 57, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital. She retired from the TJX Company. Surviving are her husband, Charles Amos; daughter, Stephanie C. Majors; 1 granddaughter; step-sons, Scott (Kiesha) Amos; Jeremey Amos, and Jason Amos; step-daughters, Danya Amos; and Declara (Stanley) Horvath; 6 step-grandchildren; brothers, Joe (Kathy) Woods; Morris...
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Benjamin Vasquez

January 23, 2017

Benjamin Vasquez , 30, passed away Monday, January 23, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his children Kali and Benjamin Vasquez, mother, Sulema Vasquez, fiancee, Lindsey Settles, sisters, Cierra, Aaliyah, and Ania Vasquez, grandmother, Maria Vasquez, grandfather, Jorge Vasquez, Sr., uncles, Jorge Vasquez, Jr., Valentin (Michelle) Vasquez, Ricardo Vasquez, Victor (Carmen) Vasquez, Tomas (Susie)...
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Robert (Bob) Braun

January 18, 2017

Robert "Bob" Braun , 50, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Bob was also an active member and officer of the American Legion Post 241 of Waynedale. Surviving are his loving wife of 22 years, Lisa A. Braun, sons Christopher and Nicholas Braun; siblings, Shirley (Tom) Stratton; Kathleen (Joseph) Dowling, Connie (Ron) Erck, Merri (James) Windmiller, Gail Talamantez, Matthew (Sherry Kruse)...
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Ervin Leitch

January 12, 2017

Ervin Eugene Leitch, 74, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Ervin was born March 4, 1942 in Fort Wayne to the late Delbert and Leona (Harrold) Leitch. On February 9, 1974, he married Eleanor Coleman, a love story that would span more than 4 decades. Arrangement by D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Avenue.
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Julian D. Houtz

January 11, 2017

Julian D. Houtz, 78, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, January 11, 2017 . Born in Huntington, Indiana, Julian was the son of the late Harold and Loveta Houtz. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He worked with Geyer Instructional Aids for many years prior to his retirement. Julian was a man of strong faith, devotion, and prayer to his Lord. He was a loving and devoted husband,...
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Willard A. Minnick

January 8, 2017

Willard A. Minnick 73, passed away Sunday January 8, 2017 at his home in Ft Wayne. Willard was a mental health counselor (Healing House), owner of Quality Critter Pet Shop, Author and Musician. Willard is survived by fiancé' Lucinda Tesch, Sisters Suzanne (Steve) Junk , Rhonda (Dave) Peconge ; brother Linn (Amber) Minnick. There are no services scheduled at this time. D. O. McComb & Sons...
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Delores (Dodie) Peck

January 2, 2017

Delores "Dodie" L. Peck, 85, passed away Monday, January 2, 2017 at her home. Surviving are her children, Catherine Friedman of Fort Wayne; Brian Peck of Fort Wayne; Kimberly Clore of Fort Wayne; and Tracy Kreig of Warsaw, IN; 7 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. Delores was preceded in death by her son, Kevin Peck; infant son, Randy Peck; parents, Raymond and Anna Krieg; and 5 siblings.
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Mary Jo Barnes

December 14, 2016

Mary Jo Barnes passed away on December 14, 2016. Surviving are her spouse of 56 years, John Barnes; children, David (Laurie) Barnes, Mark Barnes; grandchildren, Mark Barnes, Jessica (Ronald) Branch, Kerry Barnes, Miranda Barnes, Naomi Groves, Nicholas Barnes, Derek Sommers, Briton Beerbower, Deiter Beerbower, Hannah Harp, Holden Frazier; 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her...
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Kevin Harold Tesch

November 30, 2016

Kevin Harold Tesch, 63, passed away November 30, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his mother, Betty Hoida of South Bend, IN; step-mother, Norma Tesch of Mishawaka, IN; his three sisters, Deborah (Charles) McNagny of Fort Wayne; Janine (Larry Joe) Wood of South Bend, IN, and Lisa (Rusty Loran) Tesch of Fort Wayne; also several nieces and nephews. Kevin was preceded in death by his father,...
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Richard "Willie" Williams

April 5, 1937 - November 12, 2016

Richard "Willie" Williams, 79, passed away Monday, November 14, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Hartford City, Indiana, Willie was the son of the late Robert and Dorothy Williams. Surviving are his wife Greta Chapman, son Gary Williams and many extended family members and friends. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at St. Joseph Hospital Intensive Care...
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Diane Lucile Compton

November 11, 2016

Diane Lucile Compton, 77, passed away Friday, November 11, 2016 at home. Surviving are her daughter, Mary (Dan) Quigley; grandchildren, Katie (Matt) Krause; Colleen Quigley and Megan Quigley; great grandchildren, Dylan and Kenzie Krause; brother, Mike (Barb) Lauer. She also has many cherished nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Diane was preceded in death by her parents William and Lucile...
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George "Bill" Parrot

September 3, 1928 - November 5, 2016

George "Bill" Parrot, 88 passed away Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Golden Years Homestead in Fort Wayne. Born September 3, 1928 in Jackson, Michigan, George worked as a steel fabricator for PWC Fabrication retiring in 1993. He served in the US Army 29th Infantry during the Korean War. He was a charter member of the Heritage Lions Club, a member of the American Legion and the Southwest...
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David Whitfield

October 28, 2016

David Whitfield , 56, passed away Friday, October 28, 2016 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Paris, TN, Surviving are his wife, Debbie Whitfield of Bluffton, IN: step son, Andrew Stock daughters, Stacey and Christine Whitfield, step-daughter, Dakota Haus, step-sons, Carl Haus, Michael Haus brothers, Terry, Mark, James, and Joey Whitfield, sisters, Marie Blanchard, JoAnn Whitfield, 13...
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Alice Anna Klingel

October 22, 2016

Alice Anna Klingel , 102, passed away peacefully Saturday, October 22, 2016 at home surrounded by family. Born in Adams County, IN, Alice worked at General Electric for over 40 years. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Surviving are her daughters, Sharon (Leslie) Marks of Fort Wayne, daughter, Joyce Emenhiser of Fort Wayne, granddaughter, Tamara (Mike Langston) Grover of Fort Wayne,...
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LaDonna Jeanne Rodenbeck

October 21, 2016

LaDonna Jeanne Rodenbeck, 86, passed away Friday, October 21, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, LaDonna worked with Lincoln National Life for 15 years, retiring in 1988. She loved staying active and spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving are her sons, Kerry (Brenda) Rodenbeck; Kent Rodenbeck, and Scott (Michelle) Rodenbeck all of Fort Wayne; 5 grandchildren, Anna, Karen, Joshua...
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Jaime Lynn Klein

October 19, 2016

Jaime Lynn Klein, 30, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016 in New Haven. Born in Fort Wayne, Jaime will be remembered as a dedicated student and hard worker. Surviving are her daughter, Alexis Tomlinson; father, Gary Klein of Ossian, IN; brothers, Matt Bolden and Justin Klein both of Fort Wayne; and her sisters, Ashley Renner and Aundrea Diggs. Jaime was preceded in death by mother,...
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Marjorie B. Shelton

October 19, 2016

Marjorie B. Shelton, 80, passed away October 19, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Marjorie enjoyed sewing, shopping, and most of all spending time with her family. Surviving are her children, Mary Lou (Kent) Rethlake of Fort Wayne; Jeffery (Jill) Shelton of Markle, IN; and Lisa (Jeff) Malone of Fort Wayne; 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; and 3 sisters. Marjorie was preceded in death by her...
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Bassam Michael Zawahri

September 24, 2016

Bassam Michael Zawahri, born January 19, 1936, left this world on September 24, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Bassam is survived by his wife of 40 years, Ibtisam, his sons Tarek (Sonal), Mike (Aseel), his daughter, Malak (Nick) Heiny, and his six grandchildren, Elaina, Zaina, Bassam, Vincent, George and Nadia, whom he loved tremendously. He is also survived by 4 sisters, 2 brothers, and...
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Blix Ann Fredrick

October 24, 1943 - September 23, 2016

Blix Ann Fredrick , 72, passed away Friday, September 23, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Blix graduated from Huntertown HS and Ball State University. She was a Building Deputy for the Walb Student Union at IPFW for 30 years, retiring in 2014. She was an avid reader and loved to garden, watch movies and TV and travel and spend time at Great Lakes. Surviving are...
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Don C. Nelson

August 6, 1929 - September 22, 2016

Don C. Nelson, 87, Fort Wayne, Indiana (and Clearwater, FL.), passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 22, 2016. Born in Aliquippa, PA, to the late Don and Nannie Nelson of Aliquippa, PA and Clearwater, FL, he was a man surrounded by beautiful, intelligent women and grandsons. Surviving are his loving wife of 67 years, Joanne Nelson of Fort Wayne; daughters, Sheryl Nelson of Atlanta, GA;...
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Sandra Lu Fosnaugh

September 21, 2016

Sandra Lu Fosnaugh, 79, passed away September 21, 2016. Surviving are her daughters, Neenah (Tony) Mentzer, Cara (Larry) Kimmel; brother, William (Judy) Hoewischer; grandchildren, Lance (Kassandra) Kimmel, Brittney (Michael) Haneline; step-grandchildren, Karma, Julia, and Don; great-grandchildren, Jake and Cori Kimmel. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur and Mildred Hoewischer,...
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Earlene Taylor

September 16, 2016

Earlene Taylor, 67, passed away September 16, 2016. Earlene enjoyed playing the Hoosier Lottery, listening to Blues Music, watching Lifetime channel, Investigation Discovery channel. She loved to cook and often would make amazing Sunday dinners where her family and friends would gather and spend quality time with each other. Surviving are granddaughter, Ashley Dunnigan; and sisters, Louise...
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Howard Levin

September 16, 2016

Howard Levin passed away September 16, 2016 in Chicago, IL. He was the son of the late Myer and Rosa Levin. Howard was the President of a family owned business, Myer Levin & Sons Scrap Iron and Metal, Warsaw IN for over 60 years. He served in the U.S. Army, Secret Service, achieving the rank of captain attached to the headquarters of the 10th Army in WWII. He was the past president of the Rotary...
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Ruth I. Houtz

September 10, 2016

Ruth I. Houtz, 80, passed away on September 10, 2016, born on August 31, 1936 in Edon, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late William and Minnie Stonestreet. Ruth was a registered nurse, and retired after 40 years. Her family would say she was very loving to those close to her and very kind and giving to those under her care professionally and personally.
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Justin A. Kleinrichert

September 8, 2016

Justin A. Kleinrichert, 92, passed away Thursday, September 8, 2016 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Justin was the son of the late Alphonse and Bernadette Kleinrichert. Justin had a milk route back in the 1950's with Central Dairy in Fort Wayne. He also was an inspector with Zollners for 30 years before retiring in 1986. Justin and his...
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Nelson A. Lemus-Munoz

August 29, 2016

Nelson A. Lemus-Munoz, 24, passed away Monday, August 29, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Nelson enjoyed working with his family as a painter with Lemus Painting Company. Surviving are his parents, Antonio and Maria Lemus; sister, Olga (Mauricio) Monge of Fort Wayne; brother, Rickardo Lemus all of Fort Wayne; and his unborn child due in February with his girlfriend, Thomasina. Burial in Catholic Cemetery....
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James M. Maher

August 29, 2016

James M. Maher, 64, passed away August 29, 2016. James worked as an expeditor with Harvester International, fabricator at Shambaugh & Sons, and was an avid fisherman. Surviving are his mother, Lucile R. Maher, sons: Alexander (Grace) Maher, Robert Maher, Adrian Maher and grandson, Lucas, and brother, David Maher, all of Fort Wayne, IN. James was preceded in death by father, John F. Maher. ...
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Albert (George) Day III

August 29, 2016

Albert "George" Day III, 63, passed away Monday, August 29, 2016. He was born in Louisville, KY, on February 1, 1953. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, enjoyed cooking, and brewing homemade beer, he also owned his own pizza business "Georgie's Pizza" in Ossian for a number of years, and was a music lover of all sorts, but mostly Rock and Roll. Surviving are his Spouse, Kathryn...
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Jean M. Kenline

August 24, 2016

Jean M. Kenline, R.N, B.S, M.P.A, C.N.A, 83, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Surviving are her son, David W.(Mary) Kenline of Elizabethtown, KY granddaughter, Nicole (Allen) Kenline Lewis of Pittsburg, PA; grandson, Paul Kenline of Louisville, KY; great-grandchildren, Landen, Beck, Odin; brother, James P. Manning of Fort Wayne, IN. and her companion Sammy, her dog. Jean was preceded in...
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Karen L. (Giant) Leffers

August 22, 2016

Karen L (Giant) Leffers, 61, passed away Monday, August 22, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Karen graduated from Bishop Luers High School and graduated valedictorian of her class at the University of St. Francis. She was a nurse with Lutheran Hospital for 36 years. Karen was an active volunteer at St. Therese Catholic Church and Bishop Luers High School....
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Max L. (The Factor) Kline

August 1, 2016

Max L. "The Factor" Kline, 88, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Wabash, IN, Max was a U S Air Force WW II veteran and worked as a Truck Driver with Perfection Bakery for 35 years. He was a member of the Waynedale American Legion Post 241 and was an avid IU basketball, Colts and Detroit Tigers fan. Surviving are his children; Michael (Sue) Kline and...
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Sue D. Hackleman

July 30, 2016

Sue D. Hackleman, 73, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016, in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughter, Leah (Bill) Hackleman-Good of Lancaster, OH; sister, Sheryl Carter of Florence, KY; her nephew, Jack (Ebony) Carter; and nieces Sahida, JaQuisha, and Jamiya Carter. Her beloved cat, Lulu, also misses her. Sue was preceded in death by her mother, Martha Teeters; her stepfather, Richard Teeters;...
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Janet C. Smith

July 27, 2016

Janet C. Smith, 69, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016. She was the daughter of the late F. Paul and Margaret Reynolds. Janet worked as a Lab Tech with Central Soya for 20 years. Surviving are her loving daughter, Margaret "Maggie" (Ware) Wimberly; brother, David (Joan) Reynolds; sister, Christine (Dave) Murphy; and grandchildren Amira and Rebecca. Memorials may be made to the Fort Wayne Women...
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Daniel O. Ochoa

July 25, 2016

Daniel O. Ochoa, 58, passed away July 25, 2016. Surviving are his wife of 18 years, Trina R. Ochoa. Also surviving are sons, John L. (Amy) Snyder, Daniel (Marie) Reyes, Vance A. Reyes, Emilio A. Ochoa, Daniel E. Ochoa; daughters, Cristina M. (Carl Hyden) Ochoa, Angela M. (Brad) Rearick, and Paulita G. (Tony) Flores; 19 Grandchildren; brothers, Joseph L. Ochoa, Alfredo C. Ochoa, Hector O. Ochoa,...
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Loretta Warren

July 11, 2016

Loretta Warren , 71, passed away Monday, July 11, 2016 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Bell County, KY, Loretta had been a resident of Fort Wayne for the past 52 years. She started her work career at General Electric and retired in 2009 from Container Corp of America after 22 years of service. She was a member of First Pentecostal Church and a door greeter for many years. Surviving are her...
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