Our Obituaries

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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Angel Lee

July 9, 2016

Infant, Angel Lee, passed July 9, 2016. She is survived by her mother, Nicole Lee and father, Montrail Moore. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Ave.
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Lola M. Pearson

July 3, 2016

Lola M. Pearson , 74, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Christian Care Retirement in Bluffton. Surviving are her sons, Ronnie Cline, James Cline, William Pearson, Adam (Melissa) Pearson; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren with one on the way; sisters, Sandra Ormsby, Mary (Don) Rochefort, Candy (Don) Moringstar; brother, Tom Blair, and Roger (Cindy) Blair. Lola was preceded in death...
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Donald (Don) T. Paden

July 3, 2016

Donald "Don" T. Paden, 75, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 3, 2016. Born on May 25, 1941 in Stilwell, OK, Don was the son of the late Taylor A and Daisy Paden. He graduated from Ozark Bible College where he met his wife Joann Reddick. He was a minister for the Lord for over 50 years. His last church was Montpelier Church of Christ. He loved to preach, teach, and spend time with his...
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Doris M. Leiter

June 30, 2016

Doris M. Leiter, 88, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her sons, Collin Leiter of Fort Wayne, David (Peggy) Leiter of Cardington, OH; sisters, Martha Long of Lexington, SC, and Evelyn (Orvis) Wyman of Chicora, PA. Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Leiter, daughter, Nancy Grubb, sister, Dorothy Sharlow, and brother, John Harr. ...
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Zandra J. Dickmeyer

June 30, 2016

Zandra J. Dickmeyer, 85, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, Scott (Mary) Dickmeyer of Fort Wayne, daughter, Dana (Jeff) Velez of Fort Wayne, grandchildren, Emily Modezjewski and Carson Velez. Zandra was preceded in death by parents Paul and Fleda Scotton, husband, Daniel Dickmeyer, sons, Dennis and Mark Dickmeyer. Private Family Services...
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Aaron Myers

June 20, 2016

Aaron Myers, 28, passed away Monday, June 20, 2016, after a two year battle with cancer. He graduated from the University of St. Francis with a B.S. in Biology, and from Purdue University with a M.S. in Entomology. He is survived by his wife, Angela Saraceno; mother, Trinda; and nephew, Gabriel Myers. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Angela Saraceno.
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Virginia (Ginny) McCaffrey

June 17, 2016

Virginia "Ginny" McCaffrey, 85, passed away Friday, June 17. She is survived by her daughters, Michelle (Allen) Deter of Pretty Lake, Julie McCaffrey (Larry Gerig), Amy (John) Van Dyke, and Molly (Jody) Barrand, all of Fort Wayne; son-in-law Gregory Manifold, also of Fort Wayne; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by daughter Anne McCaffrey; sons Tim and...
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Wanda E. Swihart

June 13, 2016

Wanda E. Swihart, 80, passed away Monday, June 13, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Wanda had a strong, unwavering faith for the Lord. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Wanda worked as a photo inspector at Mcjon Inc for several years. She was a member of Trier Ridge Community Church and the Womens Christian Service Council...
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Kemon Rutledge

June 8, 2016

Infant, Kemon Rutledge, passed away, June 8, 2016 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. He is survived by his mother, Alisha Rolan and father, Kemo Rutledge. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Ave.
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Craig Sheline

June 7, 2016

Craig Sheline, 67, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Goshen, Indiana, Craig graduated from Goshen High School where he took part in their football and swimming programs. He was an electrical engineer during his working career with multiple organizations including his own business. He was an avid Triumph car collector. Craig also enjoyed golfing,...
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Ferdinand (Fred) Gulker III

June 6, 2016

Ferdinand "Fred" Gulker III., 86, died peacefully at home on Monday, June 6. Surviving are his wife of 52 years Pat Gulker, children, Sandra (Tom) Hutchinson, Susan (Roy) Puckett, Kari (Bruce Abrams) Gulker, Ferdinand (Irene) Gulker, IV.; step-children, Cynthia Harden, Donald (Shari) Werst, Rick (Vicki Platter) Werst, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister Ann (Frank Juranek)...
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Christine R. Wilson

June 2, 2016

Christine R. Wilson, 53, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital after her battle with cancer. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Christine graduated from Wayne High School. She was a bartender for many years. She was a loving mother, daughter, and grandma. Christine enjoyed gardening, crochet, reading, jigsaw puzzles, and spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving are her...
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Thijs Alexander Kraakman

May 29, 2016

Thijs Alexander Kraakman, 27, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016 as a result of injuries received in an auto accident. Born February 12, 1989 in Mishawaka, IN, Thijs worked as a landscaper with Jim Logue Landscaping. He graduated from Homestead High School in 2008 and attended ITT Tech. He was active in the Show Choir, and though he would never admit it, he liked to sing the "Golden Oldies" in...
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John R. Pavelka

May 27, 2016

Rev. John R. Pavelka, 79, Ft. Wayne passed away Friday, May 27, 2016 at his home at Lutheran Life Villages. He was born in Peoria, IL May 29, 1936 to the late John and Irma (Apacki) Pavelka. He served multiple parishes in southern Indiana. He married Linda Katter, who survives, on June 7, 1964 at St. James Lutheran Church, Holland, IN. Other survivors include daughters, Maria (Scott) Chanley...
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Albert (June) Tabron

May 22, 2016

Albert Tabron (June), 72, departed this life on May 22, 2016. Surviving are children: Nina (Paul) Caldwell; Chamessa (Virgil) Tharp; Brittney Tabron; Albert Christopher Tabron, Jr.; and Tony Williams; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters: Marie Dunston, Rose Franklin, Dora Eli, and Carolyn Braxton; and brother, Larry Tabron. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin...
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Bryan E. Todd

May 17, 2016

Bryan E. Todd, 66, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Surviving are his son, Patrick (Kim) Todd; daughter, Karen (Jason Sr.) Weikart; sister, Darlene (George) Marler; 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 3 step-daughters; 1 step-son; 8 step-grandchildren; 6 step great-grandchildren; and niece, Sandy Woosley. Bryan was preceded in death by his parents Clarence Elmer and Miriam Jean Todd....
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James P. Boschet

May 15, 2016

James P. Boschet, 81, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Lutheran Life Villages. Surviving are his wife, Helen C. Boschet; children, Susan Hull, David Boschet, Deborah (Karl) Bielan, Thomas Boschet, Linda Boschet, Diana Ervin; grandchildren, Jeremy Hardwick, Andre Hull, Dana Ervin, and Taylor Abdon; sisters, Glenda Remaklus, Roselyn (Jerry) Roth and Judy (Tom) Auer. Memorials may be made to St....
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Randall R. Sorg

May 3, 2016

Randall R. Sorg, 57, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fort Wayne surrounded by his family. Born in Fort Wayne, Randy retired in 2011 as a civilian contractor with the Air National Guard where he served for 24 years. He was a member of St Joseph Catholic Church, Hessen Cassel, a 4th degree Knight of Columbus, and a member of the Sons of the Legion Post #296. ...
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Betty Margaret (Kocher) Peters

March 23, 1924 - May 1, 2016

Betty Margaret (Kocher) Peters, was born on March 23rd, 1924 and passed away on May 1st, 2016. She was born to Oliver and Sophia (Roper) Kocher, in Huntington, IN. Betty was an active member and volunteer for the Waynedale United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She also volunteered at the Embassy Theater for over 24 years. Betty worked well into her 80's for the Fort Wayne Rehabilitation...
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Richard H. Osborn

April 27, 2016

Richard H. Osborn, 73, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016. He was a member of Fellowship Missionary Church for over 30 years. Surviving are his wife, Karen Sue Osborn; sisters, Mary Osborn and Charlotte Ratliff, 5 nephews and 1 niece. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Violet Osborn and brothers, Virgil and Kenneth Osborn. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Memorials may...
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Anita L. Weyer

April 26, 2016

Anita L. Weyer, 70, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Findlay, Ohio, Anita worked as an office manager with Ernst Truck Equipment for 12 years, retiring in 2006. She was a member of the BSA Troop 38. Anita was passionate and active with the Native American Nation and their customs. She loved her family and cherished her grandchildren. Surviving are her...
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Robert (Bobby) C. York

April 7, 2016

Robert "Bobby" C. York, 62, continued his life in Heaven on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at I.U. Medical Center in Indianapolis. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Bobby worked as a Telecommunication Specialist with ITT. He loved riding his Harley Davidson, and most of all he loved his family. Surviving are his wife, Theresa York; his children, Rosita York; Christa (Josh) Sullinger; Robert (Jill) York II; ...
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Don W. Wyneken

April 5, 2016

Don W. Wyneken, 87, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Don graduated from North Side High School and earned his JD from Valparaiso University. During his tenure at college he was loving known by his fraternity as "Roach." He was an attorney with Blume, Wyneken, Connelly, Jordan and Stucky for 35 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of...
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Nina B. Coleman

March 31, 2016

Nina B. Coleman, 101, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughters, Marsha A. (Dale) Baird of Hoagland, IN; Donna J. Evard of Doylestown, OH; Ruth E. (Kal) Kallio of Santee, SC; grandchildren, Ron (Jennifer) Wilson, Robyn (Jeffrey) Smith, Jason Baird, Susan McGrade, Jodi Baird, Seth Baird, Tracy (Charlotte) Evard, Trent ...
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Franklin (Dell) Jackson

March 27, 2016

Franklin "Dell" Jackson, 83, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016. Surviving are his daughters, Loretta Avila of Angola and Cynthia (William) Volk of Yoder, IN; sons, William P. (Pam) Jackson of Huntertown and David L. Jackson of Fort Wayne; step-children: Jack, Kathi, and Edward Scharringhausen; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. Franklin was preceded in death...
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Diana S. Tewell

March 22, 2016

Diana S. Tewell, 63, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Decatur, IN; Diana worked as a Q.M.A. with University Park Nursing Center for 33 years, retiring in 2014. She was passionate about helping others, cooking, and playing cards. Surviving are her father, William H. Kahn; husband, Michael Tewell of Fort Wayne; brothers, William H. Kahn of Fort Wayne, Larry T. Kahn of...
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Doris Muha Paurice

March 18, 2016

Doris Muha Paurice, 89, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, IN. Doris was a graduate of Central High School and worked as an office manager with Hillman K. Company for 14 years, retiring in 1978. She was a loyal member of First Wayne Street United Methodist Church since 1936 and devoted her life to loving and caring for her family and friends. She also cherished the community...
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Milton Aschliman

March 13, 2016

Milton Aschliman, 97, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2016. Surviving are his wife, Helen Aschliman; son, Bob (Judy) Aschliman; daughter, Barbara Aschliman; granddaughter, Melissa (Chris) McGee; great-grandchildren, Thomas and Michael McGee; brothers, Carl Aschliman; and Donald Aschliman. Milton was preceded in death by his parents John and Margaret Aschliman; sisters, Dulla Schlaudraff, and...
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Rita D. Sheirbon

March 7, 2016

Rita D. Sheirbon, 70, passed away Monday, March 7, 2016 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Shanandoah, IA, She was a graduate of Indiana University, and was a social worker for Arc of Fort Wayne, The American Cancer Society, Catholic Charities, Job Works and Goodwill. She also volunteered at Erin's House and Study Elementary School. Rita collected antiques and enjoyed decorating. ...
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Merle R. Grimm

February 14, 1934 - February 23, 2016

Merle R. Grimm , 82, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Boone, IA, and graduated from Drake University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during Korean Conflict; Merle moved to Ft. Wayne, IN in 1968 and was a CPA with Ernst and Young for 30 years, retiring in 1988. He belonged to various civic, professional and charitable organizations...
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Henry C. 'Hank' Salge

February 19, 2016

Henry C. "Hank" Salge, 87, passed away surrounded by his children on Friday, February 19, 2016 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Hank worked as a Supervisor with Zollner Corp. for 46 years, retiring in 1990. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather and was a member of American Legion Post 241. Surviving are his son, Kevin R. (Karen) Salge...
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Denver C. Howard

February 17, 2016

Denver C. Howard, 88, passed away February 17, 2016. Surviving are his daughter, Jennifer Wilkinson of Warsaw, IN; grandsons, Dylan (Staci) Wilkinson, Damon (Lainey) Wilkinson; great-granddaughters, Addalyn and Dixie Wilkinson; and former son-in-law, Rod Wilkinson of Andrews, IN. Denver was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Bernice Howard, wife, Phyllis Penning, and sister, Lucile Card...
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Iona I. (Van Osdale) Bonnett

February 15, 2016

Iona I. (Van Osdale) Bonnett, 93, passed away Monday, February 15, 2016 at Ossian Health Care. Born in Scipio Township, IN, Iona worked as an Assembler with Bowmar Industries for 23 years, retiring in 1987. She was a member of United Faith Presbyterian Church and cherished her time with family, especially the holidays. Surviving are her son, Bernie A. (Cindy) Van Osdale of River Falls, WI; son,...
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Howard (Dutch) Emenhiser

February 13, 2016

Howard "Dutch" Emenhiser , 92, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Lutheran Life Villages, Anthony Blvd. in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his loving wife of 68 years, Doris V. Emenhiser of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Linda L. Ruhl of Bonita Springs, FL; son, David W. (Sharon) Emenhiser of Decatur, IN; daughter, Diann K. (David) Hines of Auburn, IN; 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren,...
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David L. Abbott

February 10, 2016

David L. Abbott , 81, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. David was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1952. He retired as the General Manager of the Flatbed Fleet with North American Van Lines after 44 years of service, He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church; past president of...
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Alan J. Cyr, CLU, LUTCF

February 3, 2016

Alan J. Cyr, CLU, LUTCF, 68, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. Born in Waterbury, CT, Alan served both in the Marines and the Air National Guard earning a rank of Staff Sergeant. He founded Cyr and Cyr Insurance Services and worked in the financial services industry from 1967 until his passing. He was a member of National Association of Insurance...
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Evelyn J. DeYoung

February 2, 2016

Evelyn J. DeYoung, 96, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Evelyn was a devoted and loving mother, and aunt. Surviving are her daughter, Sheri Mutch of Fort Wayne; siblings Harold (Ellen) Igney of Fort Wayne, Audis "Al" Igney of Auburn, Doyle (Rheta) Igney of Kendallville, Beverly Shreiner of Charlotte, NC, and many nieces and nephews. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Asal and...
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Clinton Doctor

January 31, 2016

Clinton Doctor , 93, passed away January 31, 2016. Surviving are his children, Allan (Carol) Doctor; Sharon (Alan) Thompson; Charlene (Don) Ferrell; Karen Koons; Arlene O'Keefe; 13 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren; sisters, Doris Rathert; and Julia (Ed) Shulz. Clinton was preceded in death by his parents, Karl Heinrich Oscar and Anna Lousie Doctor; wife of 66 years, Helen M....
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Mike Fry

January 30, 2016

Mike Fry, 59, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016. Mike's passion and true love was his family. He was a good and honest man that will be missed. Surviving are his wife, Mary "Angie" Fry, daughter, Bridget Fry, son, Cody Fry, mother, Karen Sue Fry all of Ft. Wayne, IN; sisters, Pam (Kenny) Arthur of Huntington, IN; Kim (Terry) Kemerley of Ft. Wayne, IN; several nieces and nephews . Mike was...
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Caroline F. Hille

January 25, 2016

Caroline F. Hille, 85, passed away Monday, January 25, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Caroline was a 1948 graduate of Central High School. Later she worked as a Key Punch Operator with North American Van Lines for many years. She enjoyed gardening, watching horse races and crime shows, and loved her kitties. Surviving are her husband, Jerome Hille; daughter,...
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Trifon Joseph (Steve) Bickis

January 23, 2016

Trifon Joseph "Steve" Bickis, 91, joined his beloved wife Wilma in dance on Saturday, January 23, 2016 surrounded by his family. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Steve was a World War II veteran serving in the Navy and Merchant Marines. Steve then became a City of Fort Wayne Firefighter where he served his community for 22 years, retiring in 1978. Following retirement he took his love for plants and...
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Nancy L. (Cayot) Tegtmeyer

January 22, 2016

Nancy L. (Cayot) Tegtmeyer, a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, was born on June 19, 1942 and passed away on Friday, January 22, 2016, at Parkview Hospital Randallia surrounded by her loving family. She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School in 1960 and married the love of her life, Robert L. Tegtmeyer, in 1961. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great...
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Ruth Marie Suzanna Plummer

January 14, 2016

Ruth Marie Suzanna Plummer, 95, passed peacefully in the presence of her loved ones on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Renaissance Village in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son James Wesley Plummer; daughter, Janet Louise Brodie of Marietta; grandchildren Christopher Ryan (Jennifer) Brodie, Shawna Marie(Chris) Brodie-Butson, and Nicole Suzanne (Brad) Norman; five great-grandchildren, Alex, Aidan...
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John Kuras

December 28, 2015

John Kuras, 91, passed away Monday, December 28, 2015 at his home in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his sons, Peter (Paula) Kuras; John (Pam) Kuras, Jr.; Joseph (Tracey) Kuras, Paul (Martha) Kuras, Ben (Jessalynn) Kuras; daughter, Sonja (William Lillard) Kuras; 22 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-granddaughter, siblings, Joseph (Kristina) Kuras, Edward Kuras, and Mila Babic. ...
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Grant S. Conley

December 27, 2015

Grant S. Conley , 69, passed away December 27, 2015 at . Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Ave.
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Allen Gilbert Ostrognai

December 24, 2015

Allen G. Ostrognai, 96, died Thursday, December 24, 2015. Survivors include: sons James A. (Joann) Ostrognai; Thomas Ostrognai; daughter Nancy I. (Charles Frohman) Ostrognai; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; Brother Ernest (Patricia) Ostrognai; and sister Goldie Balogh. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ide Lillian Brodt Ostrognai who died in 2009 and parents Andrew and Rose ...
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Sandra S. Lee

December 22, 2015

Sandra S. Lee, 80, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2015. Surviving are her husband, James E. Lee of Fort Wayne; daughters, Melissa (Courval) Hopkins of Clearwater, FL, Lisa Hennings of Logansport, grandson, Mark Klein; great-grandchildren, Liam and Layne Klein. Sandra was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Margaret Rhodes, and brother, Jack Rhodes. A graveside service will be 1:00...
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