Our Obituaries

Gloria D. Salamone

February 20, 2019

Gloria D. Salamone, 83, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was born in Eastport, Maine to the late Albert L. and Ruth B. Fountain. She married Orazio S. Salamone on March 5, 1955 and he preceded in her in death. Gloria was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. She enjoyed writing poetry, reading, playing piano and was the best cook...
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Leona V. Woodruff

February 20, 2019

Leona V. Woodruff, 82 passed away February 20, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Huntington, IN to the late Louis LaVine and Evaleen Dahman. Leona was a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1954. She worked at General Electric for 29 years and retired in 1991. Leona was a member of Am Vets Post #33. She loved spending time...
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Randy Scott Dinius

February 15, 2019

Randy Scott Dinius, 57 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away February 15, 2019. Randy was born March 15, 1961 in Fort Wayne, IN to Allen and Rosemary (Pierce) Dinius. He was a Heavy Equipment Mechanic for Liberty Developing. Randy loved spending time with his family, enjoyed riding and racing dirt bikes, his Corvette, Purdue sports and spending time with friends. He will be dearly missed by all who...
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Robert H. (Bob) Runge

February 13, 2019

Robert H. "Bob" Runge, 90, passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born February 1, 1929 in rural Allen County to Herman and Helen (Fortmeyer) Runge, Bob attended Fort Wayne's North Side High School and then earned his bachelor's degree from International Business College. He served with distinction in the US Army during the Korean conflict. On December 26, 1953...
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Dorathe Mae Waggoner

February 13, 2019

Dorathe Mae Waggoner, 80, passed away February 13, 2019 at Goshen Hospital. She was born in Fort Wayne to the late Clare and Dorathe Imbody. Dorathe transported students with special needs for 30 years with JJR Corporation and Fort Wayne Community Schools. She was married to the love of her life, Charles, in 1959 and they were together for 44 years before his passing. She was known as the most...
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Mary Evangeline Gregory Devine

February 12, 2019

Mary Evangeline Gregory Devine, 85 passed away February 12, 2019 at Kingston Residence Care in Fort Wayne. Mary was born in Rockingham County, NC to the late John and Mary Lou Gregory on March 2, 1933. She went to school in Draper. She married Robert Devine on September 11, 1956. She worked at General Electric most of her life. She enjoyed family, vacationing, reading, and bingo. Surviving are...
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Dorothy Elaine (Dottie) (Carrier) Shinn

February 9, 2019

Dorothy Elaine "Dottie" (Carrier) Shinn, 98 passed away February 9, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN. Dottie was born in Dixon, Ohio May 12, 1920, the daughter of Floyd and Florence (Clem) Carrier. After graduating from Convoy High School she moved with her family to Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1940. She married Richard K. "Dick" Shinn, son of Mr. & Mrs. Russell Shinn. While Dick served in WWII, Dottie...
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Debra S. King

February 7, 2019

Debra S King, 52, went to be with her Mother and Father Thursday, Feb. 7th, 2019. She was born August 27th, 1966, in Fort Wayne. She is survived by her daughter, Danielle Favory of Fort Wayne; son, Adam King of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Grayson Favory, Amya and Emma Tapp; brothers, Darryl Freeman, Samuel Freeman and Bobby Freeman (Diane) of Fort Wayne. The funeral service is 1:00 pm...
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Gloria Ann Koorsen

February 5, 2019

Gloria Ann Koorsen, 83, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne to the late Edmund E. and Ethel Mae Richter. She was a graduate of North Side High School. Gloria lived for her children and grandchildren. She was a devout wife and mother and will be greatly missed. Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Bill Koorsen;...
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Barbara Louise Hower

February 4, 2019

Barbara Louise Hower, 68, of Fort Wayne passed away February 4, 2019. She was born to the late Irwin "Max" Maxwell Hower and Ruth Agnes Altman Hower. Barbara attended Bishop Luers High School, received a Bachelor's degree in Spanish from Purdue University, and a Master's degree in Business from Ione College. She was a member of Phi Mu Sorority and an avid doll collector. Barbara's IRS and private...
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Barbara Louise Hower

February 4, 2019

Barbara Louise Hower, 68, of Fort Wayne passed away February 4, 2019. She was born to the late Irwin "Max" Maxwell Hower and Ruth Agnes Altman Hower. Barbara attended Bishop Luers High School, received a Bachelor's degree in Spanish from Purdue University, and a Master's degree in Business from Ione College. She was a member of Phi Mu Sorority and an avid doll collector. Barbara's IRS and private...
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Charlotte E. Knott Christman

February 4, 2019

Charlotte E. Knott Christman, 92, passed away February 4, 2019. She was born in Newbury, New Hampshire to the late Clifford and Dorothy Sawyer. Charlotte worked as a home healthcare aid for 10 years. She enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles, gardening, and traveling. She is survived by sons, Gordon (Ursula) Knott of Fort Wayne, IN, Gregg (Holly) Knott of Leo, IN, step-daughter-in-law, Coleen (Jack)...
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Jeanette M. Pease

February 1, 2019

Jeanette M. Pease, 73, passed away on February 1, 2019. She was born in Washington DC on March 18, 1945 the daughter of the late Bradford and Willie Mae Edwards. Jeanette worked as a Teacher's Assistant at Fort Wayne Community Schools for 21 years. In her spare time she enjoyed going to garage sales. More than anything, she dearly loved her family and was an excellent wife, mother, and...
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Sharla Ann Camos

January 31, 2019

Sharla Ann Camos, 75 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away unexpectedly on January 31, 2019. She was born on May 10, 1943 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Eldon M. & Esther M. (Logsdon) Robb. Sharla worked as a Dock Auditor for Indiana Die Molding, LLC and formerly worked at International Harvester. She dearly loved her family, was a hard worker and will truly be missed by all who knew her. Sharla is...
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Chris Roger Lee Eldridge

January 28, 2019

Chris Roger Lee Eldridge, 65, passed away on January 28, 2019. He was born on June 2, 1953 in Fort Wayne, IN, the son of the late Chester Eldridge and Marlene Keesler. Chris graduated from North Side High School and joined the Navy. He was a Navy Seal and two time Vietnam Veteran. After eleven years he was honorably discharged. He went on to work for the Veterans Administration and most recently...
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Carol Jean Raugh

January 27, 2019

Carol Jean Raugh, 82 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away January 27, 2019. She was born December 19, 1936 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Ernest and Berthelda (Winn) Sollberger. Carol is preceded in death by her husband Charles Ray Raugh. Carol is survived by her children, Scott (Cindy) Raugh, Greg (Shelly) Raugh, Marty (Suzi) Raugh, seven grandchildren, Alysa (Bryce) Reuille, Regan Raugh, Naomi Trent...
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Jacquelin Ann Walborn

January 26, 2019

Jacquelin Ann Walborn, age 93, passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Fair Oaks Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in South Beloit, Wisconsin. Jacquelin was born April 21, 1925 in Portsmouth, Ohio to Alvin G. Morris and Thelma Stone Morris. She graduated from Huntington High School in Huntington, West Virginia in 1943. She then enlisted in the United States Cadet Nurse Corps during...
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Guy Bates Ferry

January 20, 2019

Guy Bates Ferry, 75, passed away January 20, 2019. He was born in Detroit, the second child of Seneca and Audrey Ferry, and moved to Fort Wayne with his family in 1950. At a very young age while in Detroit, Guy developed measles, brain swelling followed, then fever and convulsions during one anxious night at home. Medicine was different then, and his condition was not treated as an extreme...
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Debra L. Ward Hill

January 20, 2019

Debra L. Ward Hill, 60, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Selma, Alabama to the late Lloyd Cleveland and Dorothy Mae Ward. She was a graduate of Snider High School. She worked for Magnavox and ITT. She was a member of Indiana Democratic African American Caucus. She enjoyed watching cooking shows and westerns. She also enjoyed...
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Jacqueline S. Welch

January 18, 2019

Jacqueline S. Welch, 82 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away January 18, 2019. She was born in Muncie, IN on May 13, 1936 to the late Vernon and Ruth (Huffman) Hamilton. Jacqueline was formerly a manufacturing associate at Magnavox. She is survived by her loving children, Michael Welch, Phillip Welch, Rhonda Miles, Gayla Fett, Kenda Wade, 12 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. Jacqueline is...
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Gertrude (Gertie) Fink Jones

January 18, 2019

Gertrude "Gertie" Fink Jones, 91, died at home on January 18, 2019 after a losing battle with cancer. Before moving to Churubusco to be closer to her children, Gertie lived in her hometown of Fort Wayne. Gertie married Donald jones in 1947, they had four daughters during that marriage. Gertie was a member of Northside missionary church, a church her family helped to build, since the age of three....
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Laquita Ann Underwood

January 14, 2019

Laquita Ann Underwood, 37, passed away January 14, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving wife and family. Laquita worked as an LPN and traveling nurse all around Fort Wayne and the country. To know her was to love her, she treated everyone as her family. Laquita cared for everyone deeply and lovingly. She was always there to help anyone who needed it. Laquita was a...
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Stephen H. Shambaugh

January 14, 2019

Stephen H. Shambaugh, 73 of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on January 14, 2019. He was born to the late Howard and Regine (Rase) Shambaugh in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Stephen was an Attorney in Fort Wayne for many years before retiring. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Paulette E. (Miller) Shambaugh, his sister, Barbara Armstrong and his faithful companion, Mongo his Yorkshire...
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Revella M. Kolkman

January 14, 2019

Revella M. Kolkman, 86 passed away, Monday January 14, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, born to the late Clarence and Emma Young. Revella was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, James H. Kolkman of Fort Wayne, IN: children, Timothy (Karen) Harpel, Claudell (Steven)...
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Naomi E. Erb

January 8, 2019

Naomi E. Erb, 96 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away January 8, 2019 at Lutheran Life Village-Pine Valley. She was the daughter of Fred and Lydia (Bartels) Erb. Naomi is survived by her niece, Ellen Gill of Noblesville, IN, and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her siblings, Frederick Erb, Adeline Albro, Mary Louise Steinbauer, and her nephew Fred Albro. ...
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Max McKinley

January 8, 2019

Max McKinley, 14, passed away January 8th, 2019 peacefully at home. Max was the beloved pet of Bill McKinley and Matt Inlow. Max was a loyal companion who will be deeply missed. He was the office dog of American Heritage Trails and greeted everyone with a friendly welcome. Max made friends wherever he went and touched the hearts of everyone. Calling will be Monday January 14th, 2019 from 4-8 pm...
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Kathleen Sue Williams

January 7, 2019

Kathleen Sue Williams, known as Miss Sue to many, 84 of Fort Wayne, Indiana died on January 7, 2019. Sue was born July 6, 1934 in Lima, Ohio. She is the daughter of the late Harry Randall and late Lois Kephart Major. On February 25, 1956 she was united in marriage in Cincinnati, Ohio to Thomas J. Williams who preceded her in death. Raised in Lima, Ohio, she graduated from Lima High School in...
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Deborah Lynn Cruse Aune

January 5, 2019

Deborah Lynn Cruse Aune, 68, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away on January 5, 2019. She was born on March 24, 1950 in Cincinnati, OH, the daughter of the late Thomas and Shirley Cruse of Greenhills, OH. She was a graduate of Greenhills High School in Greenhills, OH. Debi got her start in the health care field as a LPN at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was one of the first paid...
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Shirley M. Cupa

January 5, 2019

Shirley M. Cupa, 89, passed away on January 5, 2019. She was born on September 7, 1929 in Philadelphia, PA. Surviving are her children, Judith Stickney, Ronald (Carol) Dierkes, and Janeen (Tom) Parrish; step-son, Rick (Cheri) Cupa; 12 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; siblings, Betty Davis; and half-sister, Arleen Patch. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Cupa; 4 grandchildren;...
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Brenda Lee Holt-Bergman

January 3, 2019

Brenda Lee Holt-Bergman, 60, passed away on January 3, 2019. She was stubbornly determined and fought a hard battle with COPD for several years. She was born on December 29, 1958 in Fort Wayne, IN. Brenda graduated from North Side High School class of 1977. Brenda worked at MCL, Lincoln Life for approximately ten years and went on to work at Waterfield, Kroger, WalMart. She loved her children,...
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Carolyn Richardson

January 1, 2019

Carolyn Richardson, 83, passed away peacefully in her New Haven home, surrounded by her family on New Years' Day, 2019. Carolyn was proudly a woman of God who led quite a life. She met Arthur Richardson at a picnic, married within a year, and were together for 43 years before he passed away. One night when they were out for dinner, Carolyn sang along with the piano player, who thought she was...
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Kenneth Leroy Schimtt

December 31, 2018

Kenneth Leroy Schmitt, 80, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 31, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. Ken was born and raised in Ft Wayne, Indiana to Roy and Helen Schmitt. Upon graduation from high school, Ken enlisted in the military and shortly after married Marlyn Jean Lothamer. He served 10 years in the Navy followed by 10 years in the Air Force retiring as MSGT...
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Russell S. Sunday

December 31, 2018

Russell S. Sunday, 94, passed away Monday, December 31, 2018 at St. Anne Home in Fort Wayne. He was born in Chicago, Illinois to the late Ralph and Opal Sunday. He was a graduate of South Side High School in 1943. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and was an interior designer, working with Maiers Inc. as a display manager for 36 years and for D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Homes as...
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Barbara Jean McLaughlin

December 28, 2018

Barbara Jean McLaughlin, 89, of Tomball Texas, Formerly of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on December 28, 2018 in Texas. She was born on May 29, 1929 in Fort Wayne, IN to John Bauman and Ella Marie Chapman. In 1947, she graduated from Elmhurst High School. After high school, she completed Nursing School at St. Joseph Nursing College in Fort Wayne. Barbara worked as a Registered Nurse for St....
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Floy Irene (Parr) Grimm

December 27, 2018

FLOY IRENE (PARR) GRIMM, 107, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. Born Dec. 15, 1911, in Salem Township, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Augustus and Ella (VanPelt) Parr. Floy was the owner of Floy Dee's Beauty Salon. She was a charter member of the Genealogy Society of Allen County and a past member of Carroll Road Christian Church. In her spare time she enjoyed oil painting and...
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Phyllis M. Klecka

December 27, 2018

Phyllis M. Klecka, 85, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on December 27, 2018 at Heritage Park Retirement Community. She was born on May 27, 1933 in Fort Wayne, IN to Carl E. and E. Loveta (Clouse) Van Horn. Phyllis graduated from South Side High School in 1951. After high school, she worked at GenTel for a short period of time. She then went to work at G.C. Murphy & Company where she met the...
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Floy Irene (Parr) Grimm

December 27, 2018

Floy Irene (Parr) Grimm, 107, passed away on December 27, 2018. She was born in Salem Township, Indiana on December 15, 1911, the daughter of the late Augustus and Ella (VanPelt) Parr. Floy was the owner of Floy Dee's Beauty Salon. She was a charter member of the Genealogy Society of Allen County and a past member of Carroll Road Christian Church. In her spare time she enjoyed oil painting and...
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Virginia (Ginny) A. Gray

December 27, 2018

Virginia (Ginny) A. Gray, age 90, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at her home. Ginny was born on 4-18-1928 in Muskegon, MI to William H. and Hazel W. (Hillier) Dostert. She graduated from Muskegon Heights High School. On August 27, 1948, she married her husband of 70 years, Jack Gray in Muskegon, MI. Survivors include her husband, children; Kym (Kevin) Kaiser of...
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Dorothy M. Stroh

December 27, 2018

Dorothy M. Stroh, 97, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Parkview Randallia Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne to the late Perry and Mae Miller. Surviving is her son, Barry (Sharon) Stroh and granddaughter, Traci (Brad) Hiatt. Dorothy was also proceeded in death by her husband, Donald Stroh. Burial at Lakeside Cemetery in Fremont, Indiana at a later date. To sign the...
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Ka'Leena Amaria Harris Jackson

December 23, 2018

Ka'leena Amaria Harris Jackson (also known as Mumahs) was born September 21st in Fort Wayne, Indiana around 8:16 pm. She brought immense joy to every life she touched during her brief 3 months on Earth. Her life was a unique gift to us that will forever live on. Her smiles was what always melted our heart. Her transition of life is proceeded into death by her grandfather James Lee Clark, and...
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Janet G. Crunkleton

December 23, 2018

Janet G. Crunkleton, 84, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018, in Fairfax, Virginia. She was born in Butler, Pennsylvania to the late Leonard and Gretchen LeSueur. Janet and her husband John moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1961. Janet retired from St. Joseph's Hospital where she spent the majority of her 30 years in Human Resources. She was a member of Arianas, Jack and Jill, and The Lively Set...
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Miriam H. Clevenger

December 20, 2018

Miriam H. Clevenger, 103, passed away on December 20, 2018. She was born May 6, 1915 in Parker City, Indiana. She was the daughter of the late Beryl R. Hill and Paul R. Hill. She graduated from Parker High School as valedictorian of her class and from Ball State Teachers College with certifications in Economics, History, Mathematics, and Business Education where she was a member of Pi Gamma Nu...
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J. Gail Escosa

December 15, 2018

J. Gail Escosa, 63, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne, to John Briscoe and Dorothy Escosa. She graduated from Northrop High School in 1973 and worked at Cafe Johnell and CASA Restaurants and was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. She was a gifted artist and exuded natural talent. She enjoyed reading and needlework. Above all,...
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Louise (Dewey) Gaunt

December 15, 2018

Louise "Dewey" Gaunt, 94, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Kingston Care in Fort Wayne. She was born to the late Carl and Esther Lotter. She was a 1942 graduate of North Side High School and was proud to be a North Side Redskin. Louise worked for L.S. Ayers for 30 years, retiring in 1997. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Above all, she was a devoted wife and mother....
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Martha D. Davenport

December 13, 2018

Martha D. Davenport, 92 passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the Lutheran Life Villages South Anthony. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Ray E. and Tressie F. Davenport and was a lifetime resident. She graduated from South Side High School in 1944 and attended Indiana University. Martha worked at GE for 16 years and at Lincoln Life for 12 years. She was a member of Simpson United...
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Jeanetta M. Wagner

December 12, 2018

Jeanetta M. Wagner, 102, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Bethlehem Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Wells County, IN to the late John and Altha Payne She was a member of Grace Brethren Church and worked for GTE for 26 years, retiring in 1978. After retirement, she sold Avon for 25 years. She enjoyed playing the organ at the Wawasee Lakeside Chapel...
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Dale R. Foltz

December 11, 2018

Dale R. Foltz, 79, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away on December 11, 2018, at St. Anne's Home and Retirement Community. Mr. Foltz was born on March 19, 1939, in Fort Wayne, to the late Charles R. and Lucille A. (Branning) Foltz. Dale was preceded in death by his sister, Bonnie Foltz. Dale worked at the Fort Wayne Airport Restaurant and Clems Café. A man of few words, Dale expressed how...
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Elvira M. Bentley

December 10, 2018

Elvira M. Bentley, 92, of Lake of the woods, Hudson, IN passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018 at her residence. Mrs. Bentley was born on September 30, 1926 in Fort Wayne, IN to Edward F. and Velma D. (Fiegel) Romary. She graduated from Northside High School in Fort Wayne. On November 14, 1952, she married Hubert Charles Bentley at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Angola, IN. Elvira retired...
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Kenneth Wayne Atteberry

December 9, 2018

Kenneth Wayne Atteberry, 67, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on December 9, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 14, 1950, the son of the late William Atteberry and Phyllis Reeves. Ken served in the US Army from 1970 to 1972 having been given a national defense service medal as well as sharpshooter. He worked as a lineman for Verizon/GTE until his retirement in...
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Nancy L. Krauskopf

December 9, 2018

Nancy L. Krauskopf, 75, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne to Noah and Bernice Humbarger. She graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School and was a 1965 graduate of Ball State University where she earned her associates degree from the Miller College of Business. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church and the...
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Kenneth Wayne Atteberry

December 9, 2018

Kenneth Wayne Atteberry, 67, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on December 9, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 14, 1950, the son of the late William Atteberry and Phyllis Reeves. Ken served in the US Army from 1970 to 1972 having been given a national defense service medal as well as sharpshooter. He worked as a lineman for Verizon/GTE until his retirement in...
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Gaylord Roland Gaines

December 4, 2018

Gaylord Roland Moore Gaines, age 71, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at his residence. He was born on August 22, 1947 in Fort Wayne, IN to Frederick S. and Reola C. (Williams) Moore. Gaylord graduated from Central High School and then continued his education at Ivy tech Community College where he earned multiple Associate degrees to include Computer Programming...
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Robert Charles "Bob" Ross

December 2, 2018

My hero's journey is over on earth and a new one begin. I'm forever grateful I got to walk by his side along the way. Robert Charles "Bob" Ross, 75 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away December 2, 2018. He was born February 3, 1943 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Roy and Marguerite (Williams) Ross. Bob was a Fort Wayne South Side High School graduate in 1961 where he participated in football and track. He...
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Leroy Frederick Hettinger, Jr.

December 1, 2018

Leroy Frederick Hettinger, Jr.61, passed on from this world on December 1, 2018. He was born in Ft. Wayne to the Late Leroy F. and Lois Joan (Mitten) Hettinger, Sr. Leroy loved his family, loved to roller skate and was very good at it. He was our "Santa" and he had a great sense of humor. He leaves behind his loving partner Dora Curry; son Bradley S. Hettinger; daughter, Melissa Hettinger and...
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Cornelius Dewayne Patterson

December 1, 2018

Infant Cornelius Dewayne Patterson passed away December 1, 2018. He is survived by his parents Amber Sims and Cardell Patterson Sr. Services handled by D.O. McComb and Sons.
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Joan Retha (Snyder) Klenke

December 1, 2018

Joan Retha (Snyder) Klenke age 88 of Fort Wayne was called home by her Savior on Saturday December 1st. She was the eldest daughter of James and Alma (Vanhorn) Snyder. She graduated with the class of 1948 from Central High School. She worked for Fort Wayne Paint and Wallpaper Company, then Lincoln National Life Insurance Company. In 1991 she retired from the office of Dr. Gregory Stouder...
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Lynn Barva

November 30, 2018

Lynn Barva, age 59, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Barva was born on September 5, 1959 in Fort Wayne, son of Edward Joseph Barva and Ollie Mae (Kessinger) Vought. On September 4, 1981, Lynn married Mary Jordan in Fort Wayne. Lynn loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Mary Barva, sons; Jeremy...
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Patricia Ann House

November 29, 2018

Patricia Ann House, 82 passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Golden Years Nursing Home in Fort Wayne, IN. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne. Patricia graduated from Central Catholic High School. She was a faithful member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Patricia worked at F.H Landsenkamp Refrigeration and Heating, Anthony Wayne Bank and 22 years a Lincoln Life Insurance...
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Hilda G. Kimmel

November 25, 2018

Hilda G. Kimmel, 99, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 25, 2018. She was born in Allen County to the late Logan and Vida Chester. She worked United Farm Bureau Insurance Company and was a life-long member of Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church. She enjoyed dancing and playing cards. Surviving are her children, Trudy A. Feasel and Gwen E. Stickler; three grandchildren; four great...
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Colleen E. Fleck

November 25, 2018

Colleen E. Fleck, 90, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 25, 2018 in her residence. She was born in Toledo, OH to the late Ernest and Ruth Shank. She enjoyed cross-word puzzles and gardening. She was a devout wife and mother and cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving are her children, David (Linda) Fleck, Tom Fleck, Jim (Willa) Fleck, Cheryl (Tim) Gaskill, and Sandra ...
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Curtis T. Barker

November 24, 2018

Curtis T. Barker, 97 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away November 24, 2018. He was born June 22, 1921 in Cove, Arkansas to the late Corwin C. and Pearl (Hadaway) Barker. Curtis was a retired Truck Driver for J.A.T. He married the love of his life April 11, 1945 Gladys and he now joins her as she preceded him in death. He proudly served in the U S Army Air Corp during WWII and the Korean War. His...
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Diana J. Fark

November 27, 1940 - November 23, 2018

Diana J. Fark, 77, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. She was born on November 27, 1940, in Portland, IN to Mike J. and Elnora M. (Hannon) Hart. Diana married William C. Fark on December 30, 1957 in Angola, IN. She worked for Fort Wayne Wire and Die for many years in the repair department. Diana was a member of Risen Savior Church...
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Evan F. Pauly

November 18, 2018

Evan Pauly, 60, of Fort Wayne, passed Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Townehouse nursing facility, after many months of suffering the effects of a stroke that occurred during a routine cardiac catheterization procedure at Lutheran Hospital. Evan is survived by his mother Evelyn, brothers Thomas of CA and George of NC, nephews and a grandniece. His father Leonard passed in 1967 and sister Florence...
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Ellen M. VanAuken

November 18, 2018

Ellen M. VanAuken, 88, passed away Sunday November 18, in Auburn, Indiana. She was born in Auburn, Indiana to the late Howard L. and Mina P. (Mitchell) Carper. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church Ft Wayne and the manager of Nobbson's Clothing store in 1983. She loved her family and many friends; was active at the church, an avid quilter and eager to help anyone with a sewing project. ...
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David L. Smith

November 16, 2018

David L. Smith, 54, passed away on November 16, 2018. He was born on October 10, 1964. He worked as an auto mechanic for most of his working career. David enjoyed camping and spending time outdoors. Surviving are his spouse of 29 years, Jeff Kimmel; siblings, Kenneth Smith, Roger Smith, Paula Work, Mark Smith; honorary daughter, Dawn Arnett; grandson, Devan Arnett; mother, Mary "Ann" Smith; and...
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Thomas A. Hetrick

November 10, 2018

Thomas A. Hetrick, age 66, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Mr. Hetrick was born on September 26, 1952 in Fort Wayne, IN to Clayton and Roberta (Guethe) Hetrick. Tom attended North Side High School. He served his country honorably with the United States Army National Guard. On August 30, 1975, he married Judy...
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Jane Kipling

November 10, 2018

Jane Kipling, 55, passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2018 in Westfield, IN. A kind and gentle soul, she was the beloved daughter of Homer and Charlotte Kipling and was happiest when surrounded by family. She was an avid fan of anything created by Disney and most enjoyed working with puzzles, coloring, or Legos. A native and longtime resident of Fort Wayne, Jane moved to central Indiana in...
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Judie M. Howell

November 9, 2018

Judie M. Howell, 81 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away November 9, 2018. She was born November 24, 1936 in Kouts, IN to the late Lambert and Pearl (Pullins) Kneifel. Judie worked in the Accounting Department for Verizon/GTE for 21 years retiring in 1986. She is survived by her loving daughters, Barbara Pagliaro, Paula Hise, Vicki Howell, 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and her sister, Betty...
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Roy Peters, Jr.

November 8, 2018

Roy Peters Jr, Dad to his daughters, Papa to his grandchildren, and Bud to everyone else passed away peacefully at his home November 8. He celebrated his 93rd birthday with his family on August 18, 2018. He was a 1943 graduate of North Side High School and joined the Marines that year. He returned to work at GTE and Verizon retiring in 1990. He was a member for over 50 years of the Huntertown...
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Rita J. Bubb

November 8, 2018

Rita J Bubb, 76, died Thursday November 8, 2018 in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Ivo and Mary G. Bubb and was a lifetime resident. She graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1961. Rita worked in the dietary department at St. Joseph Hospital for 39 years and retired in 2005. She enjoyed working in the yard and tending to her flowers and was an avid animal lover...
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Jean M. Halberg

November 7, 2018

It is with deep sadness that the family of Mrs. Jean M. Halberg announces her passing. Jean died peacefully in her sleep on November 7th, 2018, at the age of 82, of complications from cancer. Jean was born on October 12, 1936 in Utica, NY, to Herbert and Sara Alsheimer. She attended Whitesboro High School followed by Bouve-Boston College at Tufts University and graduated in 1958 with a degree...
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Reyes Antonio Ibarra Zamora

November 5, 2018

Reyes Antonio Ibarra Zamora, 66, passed away November 5, 2018. Born in Agioita Coahuila, Mexico to Pedro and Maria Zamora. He retired from General Motors after 33 years. Reyes enjoyed bingo and fishing. He is survived by his wife of 46 years Maria Zamora, children, Reyes A. Zamora Jr., IN, Alfredo (Irene) Zamora, daughter Devora Zamora all of Fort Wayne, IN, 9 grandchildren, brother, Pedro Zamora...
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James (Jim) Timothy Purvis

November 5, 2018

James "Jim" Timothy Purvis, 55, of Fort Wayne passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018. Jim was born to John and Betty Purvis on May 5, 1963 in Bath County, Kentucky. He attended school in Fort Wayne. Jim worked many years in construction. He was known by family and friends affectionately as "Goober." Jim was a handy man who loved to tinker and work on various projects. He is survived by mother,...
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Robert Sides, Jr.

November 4, 2018

Robert Sides, Jr. 85 of New Haven, Indiana passed away November 4, 2018. He was born February 25, 1933 in Tullahoma, TN to the late Robert Sr. and Sara Pearl (Wisdom) Sides. Robert worked for the Parks and Recreation for the City of Fort Wayne, IN retiring in 1998 after 42 years. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 3 PM on Monday, November 19, 2018 at Concordia Cemetery 5300...
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Bobbie Ray Belcher

November 2, 2018

Bobbie Ray Belcher, 64, passed away on November 2, 2018. He was born on November 19, 1953 in Kentucky the son of the late William Belcher and Myrtle Farmer. Bobbie enjoyed the outdoors and enjoyed talking walks. He loved spending time with his great-nieces. Surviving are his brothers; Charles Belcher, Cornelius Belcher, and Edward Allen Belcher. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews...
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Lillian M. Gable Bail

November 2, 2018

Lillian M. Gable Bail, 100, passed away on November 2, 2018. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on August 5, 1918, the daughter of the late Frank and Blanche Gable. Lillian was a graduate of Southside High School. She is survived by children; John J (Joan) Bail Jr., Barbara A. (Mark) Bail-Levin, Phyllis K. (Jim) Bail-Still, Thomas E. (Anne) Bail; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. She was...
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Beth A. Thomas

October 30, 2018

Beth A. Thomas, 59 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away October 30, 2018. She was a faithful and active member of Harvester Missionary Church where she was a Greeter and worked in the Food Pantry. Beth is survived by her loving husband, Ben Thomas, children, A J Piatt, Nicole Martinez, Kelly Piatt, stepchildren, Khrishna Hale, Danica Thomas, Alyssa Thomas, 15 grandchildren, mother, Shirley Lyons, and...
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Pamela D. Keller

October 30, 2018

Pamela D. Keller, 73, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Pamela was a graduate of North Side High School and worked at Sears Service Center as a young adult. Later in life she worked at Atz for about 10 years. Surviving are her children, Jeff (Michelle) Keller, Erinn Keller, Kim Keller, and Denise Keller; siblings, Maureen (Tim) York, Doug Swain, Barrie Drew,...
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Ernest E. Young

October 30, 2018

Ernest E. Young, 77, passed away on October 30, 2018. He was born in Kendallville, IN on October 14, 1941, the son of the late Preston and Eva (Snyder) Young. Ernest served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1967 as a Medical Lab Assistant. He also obtained his bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Indiana Tech. His hobbies included playing Table Tennis at the community center. He also enjoyed playing...
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Carol Ann Dunn

October 28, 2018

Carol Ann Dunn, age 74, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at her residence. She was born on December 18, 1943, in Fort Wayne, IN to Frederick Winicker and Margaret E. Corbat. Carol graduated from high school then continued her education at International Business College in Fort Wayne. On January 8, 1966, she married Ronald D. Dunn Sr. at the Cathedral in Fort Wayne. ...
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Jo Van Collins

October 27, 2018

Joe Van Collins, 73, went home to be with the Lord on October 27, 2018. He was born in Kenver, Kentucky on March 2, 1945, the son of the late Henry and Mattie Collins. Joe served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged as a Sargent. Joe retired from the State Developmental Center as a Supervisor in 2007. Joe served as a volunteer chaplain at Lutheran Hospital for many...
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Kathleen M. Merritt

October 27, 2018

Kathleen M. Merritt, 73 of Wolcottville, IN passed away October 27, 2018. She was the Director of IT Services at Starcraft RV for numerous years. Kathleen is survived by her son Frederick J. (Nancy) Merritt, grandson, Lucas F. Merritt, her brother, James (Linda) Lacey, and brother-in-law, Jack Buskey. She is preceded in death by her husband, Fred B. Merritt, parents, James L. and Mary K. ...
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Olga Yurkova

October 25, 2018

Olga Yurkova, age 55, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. She was born on October 1, 1963 in Chisinau, Capital of the Republic of Moldova, to the late Gregory Yurkov and Nina Yurkova, and was a musical gift to the community of Fort Wayne as Principal Second Violinist of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. She dedicated her life to...
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Melissa Thomson

October 24, 2018

Melissa Thomson, 61, unexpectedly passed away on October 24, 2018. She was born July 4, 1957 in Bowling Green, KY. Melissa was a Northrop High school Graduate. She obtained a Fine Arts Degree from IPFW. She was an artist, seamstress and milliner with a passion for all things with class, beauty and elegance. Surviving are her daughter, Michaela (Rob) Weir; grandchildren, Penelope Null and Veda...
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Joan Mary (Obergfell) Couch

October 24, 2018

Joan Mary (Obergfell) Couch, 91, finished a life well-lived to join "Her EverLoving" husband Howard in heaven on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, she grew up on Hanna Street across from Weisser Park where she learned to play tennis with her sisters and other neighborhood children inspiring a life-long love of the game. Joan was a multiple city tennis tournament champion,...
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Elizabeth (Libby) Ann Owens

October 22, 2018

Elizabeth "Libby" Ann Owens, 69, passed away in Indianapolis on October 22, 2018. She was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas on November 18, 1948, the daughter of the late Mike and Mary Kacala. Libby followed her parents to France, and many states throughout the US while her father served in the Army. She obtained a Bachelor's Degree from Indiana University. Libby worked at Lutheran Social Services and...
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Elizabeth (Libby) Ann Owens

October 22, 2018

Elizabeth "Libby" Ann Owens, 69, passed away in Indianapolis on October 22, 2018. She was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas on November 18, 1948, the daughter of the late Mike and Mary Kacala. Libby followed her parents to France, and many states throughout the US while her father served in the Army. She obtained a Bachelor's Degree from Indiana University. Libby worked at Lutheran Social Services and...
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Doris Jean Zwick

October 21, 2018

Doris Jean Zwick, 95, of Ft. Wayne began her heavenly journey, Sunday, Oct. 21st. She had been a resident at Lutheran Life Village, Pine Valley since 2015 receiving loving and gracious care from their staff. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Born August 23, 1923, she was the only daughter of the late Edward Killian and Bertha (Tonkel) Killian. Her love of school began at Franklin...
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Herold A. Tonak

October 20, 2018

Herold A. Tonak, age 67, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Tonak was born on January 5, 1951 in Minnesota to Calvin and Lois (Strahm) Tonak. He graduated from Northside High School. He served his country honorably during the Vietnam War with the United States Navy. Herold worked as a mechanic for Navastar for over 30 years before retiring. On...
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Joe I. Pee, Jr.

October 18, 2018

Joe I Pee Jr., 83, passed away peacefully at home early Thursday morning on October 18, 2018. He was born in Everett, PA on April 29, 1935, the son of the late Joe and Elinor Pee. Joe served in the Navy during the Korean conflict. He was a member of VFW Post 82, Navy Club Ship 245, St. Joe Athletic Club, and Crescent Avenue United Methodist. Joe was in the Automotive Sales Industry and worked as...
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Jacob Henry (Jake) Feichter , VIII

October 17, 2018

Jacob Henry Feichter VIII, "Jake", age 101 ½, passed away on October 17, 2018. An active Realtor® for over 70 years, Jake rehabbed 1,000+ area houses, working to help others have homes of their own. He served as president of the Upstate Alliance of Realtors®, and was a member of the local, state and national Associations of Realtors® and Associations of Home Builders. He was honored...
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Sarah Jane (McGrath) Carmona

October 15, 2018

Sarah Jane Carmona (McGrath), 78 years old, a resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana, died surrounded by family at her home on Monday, October 15, 2018. She was born to George and Collette McGrath (ne: Freistroffer). She grew up in Fort Wayne and attended St. Jude Elementary and Central Catholic High School. She earned an Associate Degree from Purdue University. She was Executive Secretary at Magnavox...
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Andrew (Drew) E. Ditton

October 13, 2018

Andrew "Drew" E. Ditton, 18 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away unexpectedly October 13, 2018. Drew was born May 3, 2000 in Warsaw, IN to Donald E. Ditton, Jr. and Katherine M. (Guetschow) Elias. He was a graduate of Snider High School and loved spending time with friends, playing the guitar and loved his four legged friends, Luna, Shilo, Chloe, Roxie and Rocky. He is survived by his mother,...
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Steven (Pookie) Godfrey

October 12, 2018

Steven "Pookie" Godfrey, 47, passed away Friday, October 12, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Pookie worked as an application analyst for AT&T for 11 years. Previously Pookie worked at Comcast. He taught early childhood development at Crescent Avenue Church. He enjoyed photography, music and being at the lake. Above all Pookie enjoyed spending time with his family, and friends. Surviving...
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Robert Dale Sowers, Sr.

October 10, 2018

Robert Dale Sowers Sr., 30, passed away on October 10, 2018. He is survived by his mother, Cheryl (Timothy) Kelly; devoted companion, Krystal Gramling-Sowers; son, Robert Sowers Jr.; sister, Amber (Nate) Sowers-Herd; step-sisters, Margo Kelly and Mary (Jarod) Kelly-Brown; and step-brother, Michael (Chriss) Kelly. Funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at D.O. McComb...
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Alice M. Schuhler

October 9, 2018 - October 9, 2018

Alice M Schuhler, died in Fort Wayne, IN on Oct 9, 2018 at 93. Born in Fort Wayne, IN on Feb.6, 1925. She graduated from South Side High School in 1943 and then worked as a machinist at GE till the end of WWII. She married William Schuhler in 1945, while he was in the navy, and were married 61 years until his death in 2006. They were preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Cerilda Fisher,...
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Bonnie J. Pappert

October 9, 2018

Bonnie J. Pappert, 95, died Tuesday at St Anne Retirement Home. Born in Akron, Ohio and was a member of St. Jude Catholic. Bonnie was a homemaker and a waitress for the Venice Restaurant and the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include; two sons, Tom of Fort Wayne and Kevin E. (Cindy) of New Haven; daughter, Jill A. (Rick) Stonebraker of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren;...
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Patricia S. Igney

October 5, 2018

Patricia S. Igney, age 77, died Friday October, 5, 2018 at Visiting Nurse of Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Paul and Elizabeth Igney. Patricia graduated from South Side High School in 1959. She work at GTE for 36 years and retired in 1995. After retirement she worked at Stuart Manufacturing for an additional six years. Patricia enjoyed watching movies, police shows,...
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Phyllis M. Barrand

October 4, 2018

Phyllis M. Barrand, 91, died peacefully in her home on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Phyllis was a 1945 North Side High School graduate and a member of Rho Zeta Chi Sorority. She worked at G.C. Murphy for 42 years, retiring in 1985. She was a life-time member of Forest Park Methodist Church and. She was a loving caregiver to her mother and a dog lover. She...
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Brenda G. Pence

October 3, 2018

Brenda G. Pence, 67, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Battletown, Kentucky, Brenda worked with Parkview Hospital for 30 years. She never met a person she did not see the good in. Brenda found her true purpose on November 15, 1996 and again on November 1, 2004 when she officially became NaNa to Jalen and Nia. They are her world and in...
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