Our Obituaries

Franklin R. Miller

August 17, 2017

Franklin R. Miller, 84, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Georgetown, SC, Franklin worked as a software engineer in various positions working in aerospace. He also served as an instructor at Ivy Tech Community College. Franklin was a member of North Park Community Church. Surviving are his sons, Thomas (Debi) Miller, David Miller, Jonathan (Tammy) Miller, Paul ...
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T. Richard Eiler, Jr.

August 16, 2017

T. Richard Eiler, Jr., 88, passed away early Wednesday morning, August 16, 2017, at Park Place Senior Living in Ft Wayne, with his loving daughter at his bedside after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born Sep 8, 1928 in Ft Worth, Texas to the late T. Richard (Sr.) and Ruth E. (Harris) Eiler. When he was an infant his parents moved from Texas to Indiana. He spent his entire childhood in...
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Milton (Corky) Randolph Turner

August 15, 2017

Milton "Corky" Randolph Turner surrounded by family passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital on August 15, 2017. Corky was a graduate of the class of 1963 from Central High School. He joined the Air Force in 1963, after which he continued his job as a firefighter with FWFD where he retired in 2006 as Captain. He continued to work for FWCS for a few years after his retirement. Corky was well known for...
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Mary Katherine Kortum

August 13, 2017

Mary Katherine Kortum, nee Morgan, 91, a life-long resident of Fort Wayne, IN, died peacefully at her home on August 13, 2017. Born February 11, 1926 to the late William and Katherine Morgan, Mary attended James S. Smart elementary school, and graduated from South Side High School in 1944. Mary was the Secretary to the President of Bowser, Inc., a Fort Wayne based manufacturer of gasoline...
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Patricia A. Moulin

August 11, 2017

Patricia A. Moulin, 84, went to be with the Lord Friday, August 11, 2017 at Visiting Nurse Hospice in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Patricia worked as a Driver Counselor with North American Van Lines until her retirement. She was a member of Central Catholic class of 1951 and Allen County Genealogy Society. Patricia loved the lakes and beaches and was an expert genealogist and was very tech...
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Jeanette Joan Biberstine

August 10, 2017

Jeanette J. Biberstine, 91, passed away peacefully on Aug. 10, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne Indiana on May 24, 1926 and was a life long resident. She was the daughter of the late Elmer and Blanch Amstutz. Jean attended Central Catholic High School and was a member of St. Andrews, St. Charles and St. Jude parishes. Her faith sustained her always. She enjoyed dancing, entertaining and spending...
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Guianna Bogard

August 8, 2017

Guianna Bogard, 92, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, August 8, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on August 31, 1924. She was the daughter of the late Guy and Mary Longardner. Guianna enjoyed keeping busy; she was a hard worker, and enjoyed spending time with friends and family. She was a devoted member of the Northside Missionary Church, and gave her life to God....
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Mildred J. Oswalt

August 8, 2017

Mildred J. Oswalt, 89, passed away peacefully on August 8, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. She was born on June 24, 1928 in Fort Wayne, IN, the daughter of the late George and Maud Bingham. She retired from Rea Magnet Wire in 2002. Mildred was a long-time member of North Highlands Church of Christ. Among her hobbies were ceramics, gardening, visiting her son in Michigan, and enjoying...
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Ramona O. Sherbondy

August 7, 2017

Ramona O. Sherbondy , 81, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in New Braunfels, TX, Surviving are her daughters, Delores Lopez of New Braunfels, TX; Sanjuana Nervares of Bowling Green, KY; sons, Martin Galvan and Raul Delgado both of Fort Wayne, IN and several grandchildren . Ramona was preceded in death by her parents Felix and Maria Ortiz, sons...
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Antonio (Tony) Cuellar

August 7, 2017

Antonio (Tony) Cuellar, 93, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Texas on August 6, 1924, son of the late Raul T. and Carmen Cuellar. The family moved to Indiana in 1942 when the coal mines closed. The family moved to Fort Wayne later and Tony was hired by International Harvester and retired in 1973. He was a World War II Veteran. After the war he...
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Kristina L. Smith

August 5, 2017

Kristina L Smith , 42, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Pensacola, FL, Kristina was a 1993 graduate from Snider HS and earned her associates degree from Ivy Tech and her bachelors from Indiana Tech. She worked from home as a Medical Coder with Nicka and Associates of TX for many years. She was a craft enthusiast and loved scrap booking, making detailed...
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Dorothy Ellen Kinzer

August 4, 2017

Dorothy Ellen Kinzer, 66, passed away on August 4, 2017. Dorothy was born on August 21, 1950, a Fort Wayne Native. She had a green thumb, and many house plants to prove it. Dorothy enjoyed going on walks, and spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving are her children; John (Alisa) Kinzer, Shannon Kinzer; grandchildren Caitlyn, Grace, Reese, and John; siblings, Neil (Pat) Hayes, Becky Edar,...
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James A. Ringswald, Jr.

August 3, 2017

James (Jim) A. Ringswald, Jr., 93 Son of James Adair Ringswald, Sr. and Nannie (Nettie) Ella (Lay) Ringswald, Jim was born on 7-25-1924 in Louisville, Kentucky and he passed away surrounded by family on 8-3-2017 in Fort Wayne, IN after a lengthy struggle with Parkinson's disease. He was fortunate to be able to live in his own home until just this past spring and he celebrated his 93rd...
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Joyce Firestine

August 3, 2017

Joyce Carol (Carr) Firestine, 88, died Thursday, August 3, 2017 at St. Anne Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Joyce was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary Carr, Sr. Joyce modeled for Wolf and Dessauer's junior shop as a teen. Along with raising her seven children, Joyce loved Elvis, music, and watching movies. Surviving are her children; Linda Boschet, Karen (Ron) Rice both of Fort...
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Charlene Carla Dyman

July 31, 2017

Charlene Carla Dyman, 70, passed away at 11:30 am on Monday, July 31, 2017 in New Haven. Charlene was born on February 25, 1947 in Gary, IN, the daughter of the late Charles C. and Irene M. (Baydowicz) Costo. She was united in marriage to Dr. Daniel J. Dyman on August 26, 1967. She was a retired registered nurse and was a member of Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church in New Haven. Surviving...
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Barbara Jean Carpino Williams

December 9, 1935 - July 29, 2017

Barbara Jean Carpino Williams, 81, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 29, 2017 in Battle Creek. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Barbara worked at Magnavox for 20 years and as a nurse with Parkview Hospital retiring in 2002. She also worked at Macy's and Kohl's, after retirement. She enjoyed jazz music, gardening, cooking and going to the casinos. Barbara was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching...
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Karen Jean Ohneck

July 29, 2017

Karen Jean Ohneck, 72, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Miller's Merry Manor. Karen was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on September 30, 1944 to the late Gerald Ohneck and Joyce Stabler who survives. Karen had a contagious laugh and giggle. She enjoyed listening to music, and being around her family and friends. Surviving are her mother, Joyce Stabler of Fort Wayne; brother, John (Kristy)...
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Donna Elizabeth Maxwell

July 27, 2017

Donna Elizabeth Maxwell , 90, passed away peacefully, Thursday, July 27, 2017 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Manton, MI, Donna worked at Three Rivers Federal Credit Union for several years, retiring in 1985. She was a devoted and longtime member of Messiah Lutheran Church, and belonged to Towns of Harmony Chapter, Sweet Adelines International Inc. for 50 years. Surviving are her children,...
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Loree E. (Stanski) Sutto Clevenger

July 25, 2017

Loree E. (Stanski) Sutto Clevenger, 79 - not 80 yet, she informed you, in case you made that mistake - died July 25, 2017 surrounded by family after a brief decline and a long fought battle with her twin nemesis, arthritis and anxiety. She was preceded in death by her brother, Loren (Barbara) Stanski and parents; Stanley and Wanda (Hooker) Stanski. She grew up in Fort Wayne, IN, graduating from...
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Louis H. Bowman

July 23, 2017

Louis H. Bowman, 97, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017. He was born in Lawrenceville, IL on July 20, 1920, the son of the late Lewis and Edith Bowman. After graduating from Hammond Tech High School in 1938 he worked for the Chicago and Eastern Railroad as a Gandy Dancer, and then International Harvester before he was drafted in to the U.S. Navy in 1943. He served in World War II, stationed...
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George Perry

July 23, 2017

George Perry , 39, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017 at his home in Fort Wayne. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, George enjoyed bike riding, organic gardening, He was sensitive and compassionate to the under served in our community. George was dedicated to his family. Surviving are his mother, Karen Perry of Fort Wayne, IN father, George K (Barbara) Perry, III of...
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Rose (Kovach) Davis

July 22, 2017

Rose (Kovach) Davis, passed away July 22, 2017. She was born on September 11, 1930 in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of the late John and Kate Kovach. She was a beloved Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother. She is survived by three children; Keith "Hank" Davis, of Scottsdale, AZ; Kathy Winter, of Fort Wayne, IN; Charles "Chuck" William Davis III, of Piketon, OH; and one sister, (twin) Barbara...
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Tyon Jerell Woods

July 22, 2017

Tyon Jerell Woods, 19, passed away Saturday July 22, 2017. He was born on February 6, 1998 in Fort Wayne, IN. Tyon attended Northrop High School for 3 years, and graduated from New Haven High School in 2016. He always had a smile on his face, he was jolly, respectful, sensitive, caring, loving, well liked, had a lot of friends, was giving, sweet, and easy to like and get along with. He was very...
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Lana J. Bauch

July 21, 2017

Lana J. Bauch, 63, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017. Surviving are her sister, Roberta (Dan) Hitzeman; brother, David Bauch; and sister, Myrtle Bauch all of Fort Wayne, IN. Lana was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Daisy Bauch; sister, Alice Landis; and brother, Larry Bauch. Service is 3:00 pm, Wednesday July 26, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake...
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LaMarcus Erritt Jenkins

October 11, 2012 - July 20, 2017

LaMarcus Erritt Jenkins, 4, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017. LaMarcus was born on October 11, 2012 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Erritt "Lamar" Jenkins and Preondra Shane McGee. LaMarcus was only four years old, but he was a leader. He enjoyed playing basketball, dancing, riding his bicycle and loved the color red. He was a very compassionate little man and loved his mommy and daddy. Service...
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Charlene (Hauber) Miller

July 20, 2017

Charlene (Hauber) Miller, 92 passed away on July 20, 2017 into the presence of Jesus, from a stroke. She and Richard J. Miller were married for 71 years; he will deeply miss her. Charlene was born on July 26, 1924 in Cresco, Iowa, the only child of Ray and Emma Hauber. "Shar and Dick" lived in his hometown, Fort Wayne, Indiana, where she was a mother, home-maker and worked as bookkeeper for her...
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Julia M. Lemons

July 19, 2017

Julia M. Lemons, 74, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her children, David (Elizabeth) Perkins of San Diego, CA; daughter, Stephanie (Ken) Houchin of Fort Wayne; son, Jason (Stacey) Lemons of New Haven, IN; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers; and 5 sisters. Julia was preceded in death her parents, Homer and Lyda Marshall. Memorials may be made...
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Robert (Bob) Schweppe

July 15, 2017

Robert "Bob" Schweppe, 85, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Bob was the son of the late Carl and Clara Schweppe. He graduated from Elmhurst High School. He served our country in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in the187th Infantry Regiment known as the Rakkasan. Bob retired from the Fort Wayne Fire Department in 1987 after 30 years of service. Following his...
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Darrell L. Jeffrey

July 14, 2017

Darrell L. Jeffrey, 55, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Darrell worked as a audio control tech with Wise-TV NBC 33 for 21 years, and most recently at Fort Wayne Auto Truck Auction. Surviving are his sister, Deloris (David) Carpenter; step-brother, Bob Bolenbaugh; brother, Daniel (Elizabeth) Jeffrey; brother, Robert (Michelle) Jeffrey; sister, Lisa Jeffrey; and...
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Dennis W. Norris

July 13, 2017

Dennis W Norris, 66, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Denny was born in Wolf Lake, Indiana and was self-employed. He served our country and is a United States Army Veteran. He loves spending time with family and adores his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Denny always puts others before himself. He is truly a devoted family man and enjoys the...
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Helene (Noleff) Avery

July 9, 2017

Helene (Noleff) Avery, 93, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017. Born in Johnsonburg, PA, Helene was the daughter of the late Nume and Stonia Noleff. She graduated from Central High School. Helene worked for GE as a quality control inspector for 42.5 years before her retirement. She was a member of St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church along with their women's guild, GE 25th Century Club, Elex...
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Robert (Bob) James Didier

July 8, 2017

Robert "Bob" James Didier, 89, of Columbia City passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on April 2, 1928, the son of the late Arthur and Eleanor (Woenker) Didier. Bob was involved in sports including, basketball, football and track. He went to state and got 1st place in track during his high school career at Central Catholic High School. Bob was involved in Boy Scouts...
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David Moreno

July 2, 2017

David Moreno, 67, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Paulding, OH, David worked both as a Cement Mason for 19 years and as a business agent for 14 years with OPCMIA Local 692. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church. David enjoyed riding motorcycles, he was a brown belt in Sho Ryn Ryu Karate, and most of all enjoyed being with family. Surviving are his wife, Belinda...
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Ian MacKenzie Rolland

July 1, 2017

Ian MacKenzie Rolland, 84, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on June 3, 1933, Ian was the son of the late David and Florence Rolland. Ian graduated from North Side High School in 1951. He earned his bachelors from DePauw University in 1955 and his masters in Actuarial Science from the University of Michigan in 1956. He began his...
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Allen Schmitz

June 29, 2017

Allen L. Schmitz, 81, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Allen was the son of the late Lester Schmitz and Edith Young. Allen graduated from Central High School class of 1954. He was a supervisor draftsman with Tokheim for 37 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of Parents without Partners. Allen enjoyed golfing, antique cars, and being Mr. Fix-It. Allen was a...
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Gabriel Buendia

June 29, 2017

Gabriel Buendia, 22, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, IL, Gabriel worked in sales with Metro PCS. Surviving are his parents, Regino and Rita Buendia of Fort Wayne; his siblings, Adriana Buendia, Oscar Buendia, Alejandro Buendia, and Daniel Buendia all of Fort Wayne; and his niece and nephew, Sofia and Matthew Buendia. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 am, Monday...
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Dennis L. (Stroker) Kolkman

June 25, 2017

Dennis L. "Stroker" Kolkman , 63, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017 at his sister's home in Fort Wayne. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, Dennis worked in the construction trades as a roofer for several years. He was a member of the Navy Club, Ship #245, and Moose, Lodge 1480, both of New Haven, IN. Dennis was a drag race enthusiast, enjoyed riding his motorcycle and...
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Robert F. Rose

June 23, 2017

Robert F. Rose, 94, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Robert worked with Indiana Michigan Power for 43 years, where he began as a meter reader and retired as a manager. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Robert proudly served as a member of the US Army during WWII. He was a member of the Fort Wayne Radio Club, the Parkview Senior Club, and the...
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Barbara Meyers

June 21, 2017

Barbara Meyers, 87, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 peacefully at home. She was born on August 1, 1929 to the late Eric and Doris Mitchell. Barbara was always a hard working woman; a majority of her working life consisted of being an office manager in typewriter sales. Toward the end of her career was an owner of a typewriter business. Her most important accomplishment was having a family...
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Arthur N. Flotow

June 21, 2017

Arthur N. Flotow, 86, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Philadelphia, PA , Arthur retired as a Master Sargent from the United States Air Force after 31 years of service. He served in both the Army and US Air Force and was a Korean War Veteran. After his retirement he worked as a truck driver for A.B.F. trucking Co. He was a member...
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Margery M. Miller

June 21, 2017

Margery M. Miller, 81, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in Columbia City. Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Donald Miller; her children, Lorraine (Michael) Leach; Cheryl (Rex) Junk; Tony Miller; Karen (Wade) Franke; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and her brother, Marvin Lahr. Margery was preceded in death by her great-grandson, Samuel Leach; parents, Samuel Lahr and...
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Ronald V. Mausser

June 20, 2017

Ronald V. Mausser, 69, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Ronald was the son of the late Rudolph and Florence Mausser. He earned his bachelors degree from the University of Dayton and his masters degree from Purdue University both in Electrical Engineering. Ronald was a electrical and systems engineer with Raytheon for 42 years, retiring in 2011. He was a member of...
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Ruth Lichtenstiger

June 18, 2017

Ruth E. Lichtenstiger, 79, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017. Born in Falls City, NE, Ruth was the daughter of the late William and Louise Bek. Ruth enjoyed bowling, gardening, loved her flowers. She was a member of St. Michael Lutheran Church, and several garden clubs. Surviving are her son, Kevin Lichtenstiger of Fort Wayne; granddaughters, Deirdre (Anthony Jones) Lichtenstiger, Terra...
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Jeffrey Wayne Masoner

June 18, 2017

Jeffrey Wayne Masoner , 52, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Los Angeles, CA, Jeffrey worked as a Concrete Finisher with Masoner & Sons Masonry Contractors. Jeff loved the outdoors and spending time with his step-children.. Surviving are a daughter,Natalie Taylor, Bluffton, IN; brother, Ken (Suzanne) Masoner of Fort Wayne, seven...
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Anthony Peter Pallone

June 16, 2017

Anthony Peter Pallone, 93, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Anthony graduated from Central Catholic HS in 1942. He was a WWII US Army Veteran. Anthony worked as a Milk Delivery Man with SK Dairy, Meadow Gold, and Pure Seal Dairy with a total of 30 years' service, retiring in 1985. He was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate...
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George C. Dely

January 17, 1930 - June 14, 2017

George C. Dely, 87, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Detroit, MI, George worked as manager with Pizza Hut for 15 years. He proudly served his country with the US Air Force for 20 years. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Surviving are his children Betsy Dely, Daniel Dely, and Julianna Sullivan; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and 3 sisters. ...
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Ronald Baber

June 12, 2017

Ronald Baber, 76, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017 at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Kokomo, IN, Ron owned Creditors Protection Service in Ft Wayne for many years. Ron met the love of his life, his wife of 53 years, while stationed in Germany. They enjoyed traveling the world together and raising their family. They were partners and best friends. He had a keen...
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Quinn Charlotte Sitcler

June 12, 2017

Just one week after coming into the world, Quinn Charlotte Sitcler passed away peacefully in the arms of her parents at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, IN. Although she was tiny, she was a fighter. Her spirit will live on in the hearts of her surviving triplet sisters. Quinn is survived by her parents Michael and Kristen Sitcler, sisters Zoey and Iris Sitcler. Grandparents Roy...
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Sheridan Vinson

June 11, 2017

Sheridan Vinson, 69, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Sheridan worked as a Phlebotomist Supervisor with Quest Diagnostic for 20 years. She loved the ocean and her family was her life. She enjoyed spending time with the ones she loved the most. Surviving are her daughters, Sonia Richmond and Lisa (Neal) Griffin both of Fort Wayne; son...
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Noriko Kimura

January 5, 1963 - June 10, 2017

Noriko Kimura, 54, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Tokyo, Japan, Noriko moved to the United States in 1994. She was a member of the Wildwood Racket Club and was an avid tennis player and enjoyed golf. Noriko taught Japanese studies at IPFW. Surviving are her husband Hiroshi Kimura of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Ryo Kimura of Pittsburgh, PA; Kento Kimura of Fort...
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Jerry Dean Gill

June 10, 2017

Jerry Dean Gill, 77, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Jerry worked as a contract hauler for Fort Wayne Newspapers and a machinist Royal Lace Paper Company from 1959-1982 and also as a Site Sargent with Allen Protective Agency for 3 years, before retiring. He was a member of , Creighton Neighborhood Association. Surviving are his wife...
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Scott Studinski

June 9, 2017

Scott Studinski, 47, passed away on June 9, 2017. He was born on July 28, 1969. Scott attended school at Zion Lutheran, and Concorida, and went on to graduate High School from Marion. Scott enjoyed spending time outdoors, and watersports and was an exceptional swimmer. He also enjoyed taking his daughter to play basketball. Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Tammy Studinski; daughter, Elizabeth...
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John R. Finton

June 7, 2017

John R. Finton, 66, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, John was the son of the late John "Jack" Finton and Joan Finton who survives. He attended Central Catholic High School and graduated from South Side High School. He was a proud Vietnam War Marine veteran. He worked as a welder Diester Machine Shop for many years prior to...
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Gwendolyn Davis

June 6, 2017

Gwendolyn Davis , 63, beloved mother passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Sylvania, GA, Gwendolyn worked as an Assistant Manager with Family Dollar for several years. Surviving are her daughter, Angela (James) Posey of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren Shiniqua, Samuel Davis and Ajia Van Buren, great granddaughter Dymin Lynn La'nyie Johnson, 4 sisters, 5...
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Jonathan Nungester

June 4, 2017

Jonathon Hamdie Nungester passed this life Sunday June 4, 2017. Born in Circleville, OH. Jon loved to work with his hands, and could make anyone smile. His jokes, and positivity touched so many. Jon was a family man. Protector and provider for his mother (Nadia) and sister (Candy). He had a hunger for life, and a fear of nothing. In his last day Jon became a righteous man, and a spokesman for...
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Robert Masbaum

June 4, 2017

Robert J. Masbaum, 91, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 in, Indianapolis. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, and attended St. Jude School and graduated from Central Catholic High School. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue.
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Diana A. Updike

June 3, 2017

Diana A. Updike, 68, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Golden Years Homestead. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Diana was the daughter of the late Charles Arnett and Edith Gardlik who survives. Diana earned two master degrees from the University of St. Francis. She was an Associate Professor at IPFW for 20 years prior to her retirement. Diana enjoyed gardening, reading, and spending time with...
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Lois A. Novachcoff

June 3, 2017

Lois A. Novachcoff, 84, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Decatur, IN, Lois worked with ITT Aerospace Optical Division for 33 years. Surviving are her sons, Michael Novachcoff, Nick Novachcoff, Tony Novachcoff, and Peter Novachcoff all of Fort Wayne. Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Novachcoff; and parents, Gaylord and Beulah Ainsworth. Private family...
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Patsy Fritz

June 2, 2017

Patsy Ann Fritz, 64, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017 in Fort Wayne. She was born in St. Louis, MO. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue.
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Priscilla June Fortmeyer Kreamelmeyer

June 1, 2017

PRISCILLA JUNE FORTMEYER KREAMELMEYER is now with our dear Lord and Savior. Priscilla was born on June 20, 1926, in Fort Wayne; the daughter of the late Paul Carl F. and Thelma A. Racine Fortmeyer, and was the widow of Fred Kreamelmeyer, Jr. who died in 1989. She was the proud mother of two children, Dr. Fred D. (Dr. Kathleen) Kreamelmeyer; and Mrs. Susan J. Kreamelmeyer (Jim) Steele. She...
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Michael Robert Landstoffer

May 31, 2017

Michael Robert Landstoffer, 57, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Mike was a North Side Redskin's graduate of 1978. He enjoyed working on cars. He owned and operated Mike's Repair for over 25 years. Surviving are his daughters; Christine Landstoffer, and Jenna (Blake) Brown; grandchildren, Lily Landstoffer, Landon Brown; parents, Robert and Rita Landstoffer; siblings, Juli (Greg) Didier,...
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William P. Garrett

May 30, 2017

William P. Garrett , 52, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Vicki L. Garrett; daughters Christina Service and Lisa May Garrett, step-daughter, Jennifer L. Garrett; sisters, Linda Ray of IN; Laura Rutherford; Kelly (Mark) Lancaster. William was preceded in death by his parents Jesse and Doris Garrett, and a brother,...
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Cheryl Adams

May 28, 2017

Cheryl Adams, 54, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Cheryl was the daughter of the late Jackie and Ethel Williams. Surviving are her husband, Earl Adams of Fort Wayne; daughters, Nancy (Jamie) Zywicki, Cassandra (Marcus) Croy both of Fort Wayne; step-children, Melissa Wolf of Fort Wayne, Pepper Storer of St. Marys, OH, Jayson (Julee) Brothers, Billiejoe (Kristen)...
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Barbara Hershberger

May 28, 2017

Barbara Hershberger passed away, May 28, 2017 with her children at her side. Barbara is survived by her brother Will Babcock; daughters Cindy Scmidt (Al); Ann Hershberger; Mary Whitehouse; Jean Hershberger (Kristi Harkenrider); and son Joseph Hershberger (Gregg Gelman). She also had numerous grandchildren; Emily (Eric Gage) and Andrew Schmidt, Joan (Casey Boyadjieff) and Lily (Cirrus...
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Ronald E. Metzger

May 28, 2017

Ronald E. Metzger, 86, of New Haven, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Wanda Metzger nee Taylor; son, Randall Metzger; son, Dennis (Cinda) Metzger; son, Jay (Jill) Metzger; daughter, Babette (Rob) Record-Evans; "adopted" daughter, Kate (Tom) Burroughs; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Marilyn Broyles of Terre Haute; sister,...
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Sharon L. Jandron

May 26, 2017

Sharon L. Jandron, 70, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017. Surviving are her children; Carrie Jandron, Cedric Jandron; grandchildren, Frances and Christina Benson; and her honorary grandchildren, Jeremiah Thomas Napier, Anicia Benson, Amanda Hanger, Shanelle Benson. She was preceded in death by her six siblings. Memorial contributions may be made to Allen County SPCA. Sharon was an avid Nascar...
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Antonio Braganza Donesa, M.D.

May 26, 2017

Antonio Braganza Donesa M.D., 81, peacefully passed away on May 26, 2017. He was born in Manila, Philippines on July 27, 1935, the son of the late Judge Alfonso P. and Flora Donesa. Surviving are his loving wife of 54 years, Barbara Q. Donesa; children, Carmen Donesa, and Christopher Donesa. He was preceded in death by his siblings; Dr. Amelia Braganza Donesa, 1st Lt. Alfonso Braganza Donesa Jr....
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Patricia Scheil

May 23, 2017

Patricia Scheil, 67, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughter, Heather Rowden; granddaughters, Oliva (Johnathan Niemeyer) Rowden and Jasmine (Shawn Niemyer) Hatch; grandson, Demarcus Bennett; twin brother, James L (Deborah) Scheil; great-grandchildren, Johnathan Jr, Cameron, and JaNarion; and bestfriend, dog, and companion Snarl. Patricia was preceded in...
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Marinell Fry

May 23, 2017

Marinell Fry , 89, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Celebrating Marinell 7:00 pm, Friday May 26, 2017 at - D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue. Calling at - D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home,Friday, May 26, 2017, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Private burial in Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to the Visiting Nurse and...
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Jerome Paul Voltz

May 22, 2017

Jerome Paul Voltz , 73, passed away May 22, 2017 in Fort Wayne, IN. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Arlynne (Susie) LaFontaine

May 22, 2017

Arlynne "Susie" LaFontaine, 82, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017. Surviving are her sons, Dennis LaFontaine and Bruce (Angie) LaFontaine,10 grandchildren & 5 great grandchildren. Susie was preceded in death by husband, Eugene P. LaFontaine and daughters, Donna Spillers and Suzanne Boyce. Service is 4:00 pm, Thursday, May 25, 2017 at - D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake...
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Casey J. Chowning

May 21, 2017

Casey J. Chowning, 25, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN. Born in Fort Wayne, Casey proudly served as a member of the Army National Guard for United States of America. Surviving are his son, Caleb Bruning of Fort Wayne; mother, Kimberly (Michael) Perry of Fort Wayne; his brothers, Eric (Dana) Chowning of Woodbridge, VA, Jason Bloomfield of Fort Wayne, Chris Bloomfield of...
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Harley L. Kelly

May 21, 2017

Harley L. Kelly , 79, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 at The Cedars in Leo-Cedarville. Surviving are his wife, Doris Kelly of Grabill, IN; sons, Shawn Lawrence (Rachel) Kelly, and Jacob Darwin (Krista) Kelly both of Fort Wayne; step-daughter, Donna Boyko of Hamilton, Ontario; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Harley was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Grace Mae Kelly;...
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Earl R. Harkins

May 21, 2017

Earl R. Harkins, 89, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 at University Park Nursing Center in Fort Wayne. Earl was an inspector at New Haven Wire and Cable Co. retiring in 1986. Surviving are a daughter, Jan (Tom) Dague of Fort Wayne; sons Joe (Sherry) Harkins, Thomas (Trine) Harkins, Greenville, SC. Six grandchildren Chris and Josh Hogle, Nick (Mary) and Alex Harkins, Korbyn (Tawney) and...
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Larry L. Seiler

May 20, 2017

Larry L. Seiler, 79, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his son, Daniel (Shannon) Seiler of Concord, NC; daughter, Shari Seiler of Fort Wayne; grandson, Devin Seiler; brother, Jim (Cathy) Seiler of Omaha, NE; and sister, Sue A. (Ted) Schall of Fort Wayne. Larry was preceded in death by his wife, Jacqueline Seiler; and parents, Irvin and Virginia Seiler. Memorials...
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Naomi L. Boitet

May 20, 2017

Naomi L. Boitet, 92, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017. Naomi was the daughter of the late Ellsworth and Vilena Jones. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Rebekah Lodge #817- L.E.A., Ladies Aux. Patriarchs Militant, all branches of I.O.O.F. Surviving are her son, Ross Boitet of Fort Wayne. Naomi was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne F. Boitet. Memorials may be made to...
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Donna Marie Eiffel

May 18, 2017

Donna Marie Eiffel , 60, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, John Eiffel of Fort Wayne. Funeral Service is 2:00 pm, Thursday, May 25, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with calling one hour prior. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery , Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Hospital for Children.
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Donald L. Chappelear

May 18, 2017

Donald L. Chappelear, 59, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Don worked as a hotel manager and in communications at various locations around Fort Wayne and the state of Indiana. Surviving are his sister, Linda K. (Donald) Chappelear-Yount of Fort Wayne. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Eva Chappelear. Burial is 12:00 pm CST, Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Calumet...
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Carol L. Young

May 16, 2017

Carol Young, 70, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2017. Surviving are her daughters, Robbin (Bryant) Nunnery; April M Young; and Holly Young-Reese; special son and loving care giver, David Young, Jr. and son Austin C Young; 13 granchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; and childhood friend, Valentina Friar. Carol was preceded in death by her bestfriend, Sue Fitts, husband, David Young, Sr.;...
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Beth Firestine

May 16, 2017

Beth Firestine, 92, went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior May 16, 2017. Surviving are her daughters, Amy Firestine and Susan L. Firestine; sons, Tom (Carolyn) Firestine; Dan A. Firestine; Mark A. (Denise) Firestine; and James P. Firestine; brother, Paul (Marie) Allen; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Beth was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, James G....
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Hector Ochoa

May 15, 2017

Hector Ochoa, 60, passed away May 15, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his daughters, Emily (Colton Adams) Ochoa and Jessica (Brandon Briggs) Ochoa; son, Chad (Jeanna) Osborn; grandchildren, Charles, Benjamin, Hadley, Sarah, and Kendall; brothers, Freddy Ochoa, Simon (Maria) Ochoa, Joseph Leo Ochoa, Anthony (Dawn) Ochoa, and Pantaleon Louie Ochoa; sister, Norma Linda ...
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Paul (Sonnie Buck) G. Woods

May 12, 2017

Paul "Sonnie Buck" G. Woods, 75, passed away May 12, 2017 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Wilmore, KY, Paul worked as a truck driver for 25 years. Surviving are his son, Paul S. Woods of Fort Wayne; daughter, Paula Woods of Glenwood, AR; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; sisters, Mae Sexton of North Port, FL, Nancy Monhollen of New Haven, IN, and Barb (Ronald) McDaniels of Fort...
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Jerry D. Barton, Jr., PhD

May 11, 2017

Jerry D. Barton,Jr. PHD, 72, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017 in Ft Wayne, IN, . Surviving are daughters, Amy (Craig) Whonsetler, Brooke (Timothy) Waikel both of Fort Wayne; sister, Karyl Gil of Oklahoma City, OK; mother Kathryn Barton, Independence, KS ; 6 Grandchildren . Jerry was preceded in death by son Todd Barton and father, Jerry Barton. Memorials may be made to Hope for Animals 1333...
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Ida E. Lemmel

May 11, 2017

Ida E. Lemmel, 93, passed away May 11, 2017. Born in St. Paul, MN, to Chris and Ida Belz. She was a U.S Navy Veteran, serving during WWII. Surviving are her son, James A. (Debby) Lemmel; daughter, Sandra J. (Jerry) McKenzie; brothers, Chris Belz; John (Linda) Belz; sister, Hattie Sorensen; sister in law, Millie Belz; Nieces, and nephews, grandson, Matt, (Briskellth) McPeek great- grandsons,...
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Florence Mae (Firecracker Flo) Smith

May 6, 2017

Florence Mae "Firecracker Flo" Smith, 83, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017. Surviving are her grandchildren, Mark Smith, Jason (Bethany) Smith, Keven (Shanan) Smith, Amanda Smith; nine great-grandchildren; brother, George (Barbara) Mason of Fort Wayne; sister, Ruth Rose Cotterman of Fort Wayne; niece, Florence (Ed) Woodward; nephews, Jackie (Sharon) Monk, and Robert (Jill) Swygart. Florence was...
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Pamela Ann Sorrell

May 6, 2017

Pamela Ann Sorrell, 72, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017 at her home in Fort Wayne. She enjoyed quilting, bingo, her flower gardens, and being outside in the sunshine. Pamela was the daughter of the late Ralph and Ellen Foust. Surviving are her husband, David R. Sorrell; children, Kathleen (Russell) Moore; Larry "Gene" (Sonja) Croy; April Croy; step-children, Jonathan (Amy) Sorrell; Cassie...
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Janice F. (Amstutz) Maggert

May 3, 2017

Janice F. (Amstutz) Maggert, 91, passed away into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Born in Leo, Indiana, Janice was the daughter of the late Merl and Laura Amstutz. She was a devoted wife, and mother to her family. She was a longtime member of Robinson Chapel United Methodist Church, and was part of her ladies card club for over 60 years. Surviving are her children, David Maggert...
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John M. Sunderland

May 3, 2017

John M. Sunderland, 74, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Life Care Center of Fort Wayne in Fort Wayne. Born in Bryan, OH, John worked as a janitor with Busak and Shamban Seals Divisions for 30 years, He was a member of Third Street Church of God, Surviving are his cousins and friends. John was preceded in death by his parents Raymond H. and Mabel I Sunderland. Memorials may be made to the...
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Edward H. Toney

April 30, 2017

Edward H. Toney, 86, passed away April 30, 2017. Surviving are daughters, Rebecca Murphy; Theresa Garr and Tami Eliason; and Terrie Esterline ; sons, Gary Grider; and Kevin Grider; sisters, Kathryn Rains and Martha Liford; Truletta (Billy) Jones; and Elsie Bennett; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild. Edward was preceded in death by father, Tilman...
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Michael (Mike) Andrew Frank

April 30, 2017

Michael "Mike" Andrew Frank, 62, passed away at his Fort Wayne home on April 30, 2017. Born on December 2, 1954 in Fort Wayne, IN., Mike grew up in the most loving of homes to parents Andrew and Mary Frank. He worked as the CFO at Rothberg Logan & Warsco.. He was a loving husband and father, and a dedicated member of St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church. Mike loved nothing more than spending time...
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Richard D. (Dick) Kirk

April 30, 2017

Richard D. (Dick) Kirk, 89, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, IN, with his family at his side. Born January 19, 1928 in Indianapolis, Dick was the son of John and Margaret (Sullivan) Kirk. He graduated from Cathedral High School in Indianapolis and the University of Notre Dame School of Engineering. He retired from General Electric in 1988 after...
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Heavenly Diaz

April 27, 2017

Infant, Heavenly Diaz , was stillborn, April 27, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her mother, Jasmin Diaz and 2 sisters. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Brad Young

April 26, 2017

Bradley Scott Young, 38, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. He was born August 29, 1978 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He attended North Side High School. He enjoyed Detroit Red Wings hockey, Chicago Cubs baseball and online gaming. He worked at the Corner Pocket Pub. Brad is survived by his mother Rebecca (Sean) Bailer, sister Melissa Mulvane and uncles Tom (Penny) Young, Tim (Jettie) Young...
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William S. Wiser

April 25, 2017

William S. Wiser , 64, passed away April 25, 2017 at . Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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David (Chief) H. Williams

April 25, 2017

David "Chief" H. Williams, 55, passed away April 25, 2017 in Fort Wayne. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Army. David was proud of his Native American heritage. Surviving are his biological mother, Lylith Lanigan; daughters, Tia Cook-Robinson and Whisper Cook; 7 grandchildren; siblings, Victoria Herrera, Robert Nose, Terry Capshaw, William Lanigan, Juanita Black, Anita...
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Phyllis A. Tracey

April 25, 2017

Phyllis A. Tracey, 80, passed away April 25, 2017. Surviving are sons, Kim Allen (Teresa) Tracey; Timothy P. (Violet) Tracey; daughter, Lori Anne (Kirk) Cerny; 10 grandchildren, Robert, Morgan, Courtney, Parker Chad Tracey, Austin (Jenny) Tracey, Allyson (Chad) Fortman Jaclyn (Ian) Wuest; Ryan and Shawn Cerny; sisters, Marie Heath; Martha J. (Ron) Blaine. She was preceded in death by her...
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Lester T. Sorgen

April 25, 2017

Lester T. Sorgen, 60, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital. Born January 12, 1957 in Fort Wayne. Les graduated from Elmhurst HS and previously worked as a welder for Teco before becoming a Firefighter for the city of Fort Wayne for 24 years. He was a member of St Joseph Hessen Cassel Catholic Church , IAFF Local 124, American Legion Post # 241 and former member of the Red...
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Jonathan Alexander Francis

April 25, 2017

Jonathan Alexander Francis, 34, passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. He was born in Indianapolis, IN on August 10, 1982. He graduated from Leo High School in 2001. Alex was social, and loved life. He enjoyed the simple things, like taking his children to the park, and spending time with his family and friends. He was a loving devoted father to his three children, and will be missed by all that...
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Martha J. Avis

April 25, 2017

Martha J. Avis, 81, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her children, Richard (Carolyn) Hockenberry, Jr.; Brenda Gahl; William (Tina) Hockenberry; David (Laura) Hockenberry; Martha (Melvin) DeFord; Betty (Terry) Davis; 30 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and 11 siblings. Martha was preceded in death by her parents, Robert...
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