Our Obituaries

Lester T. Sorgen

April 25, 2017

Lester T. Sorgen, 60, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Lester was a Firefighter with the City of Ft 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 Knights. Lester loved to ride his motorcycle, especially long motorcycle rides, playing golf...
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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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Neil (Skip) Green

April 25, 2017

Neil "Skip" Green, 89, was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Wakarusa, IN, Neil started work at Levin and Sons in 1945, and later retired from OmniSource in December 2008. He was a gold member of Fort Wayne Turners Club. Surviving are his daughters, Cindy (Sam) Leto, Linda Boyd, Georgianna (Weldon) Adkins, Sandra Wright-Biller, Paulette (Gene)...
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Joyce Ann Porter

April 24, 2017

Joyce Ann Porter, 57, died peacefully in her Fort Wayne home on Monday, April 24th. She was born in Kansas City, MO, on October 2nd, 1959. She leaves behind her loving husband of 27 years, Keith Porter; two sons, Landon and Jason; mother, Mary Greer; sister, Nina Hickok (Paul); two brothers, Mel Cooper (Mandy) and Ken Cooper (Pattie); step mother, Beth Cooper; many nieces, nephews, and close...
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Gene R. McDonald

April 19, 2017

Gene R. McDonald , 61, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN and graduated from Homestead HS. Surviving are his father, Clarence E McDonald of Houghton, MI brothers, Mark (Susan) McDonald, Scott Lee McDonald, Rick Allen (Virginia) McDonald, James Wade McDonald, all of Fort Wayne, IN; 5 nieces and nephews . Gene was preceded in death by...
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Beatrice D. Barrera

April 19, 2017

Beatrice D. Barrera, 86, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her sons, James (Brianna) Barrera and Ricardo Barrera; daughters, Juanita (Rex) Plasterer; Victoria Barrera -Byer; Nikki (Jorge) Toledo; Linda (Gerry) Dean; LeeAndra (Richard) Camos; Jamie Barrera-Cour; Sheila (Eric) Myers; 30 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; ...
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Margeret I. Harris

April 18, 2017

Margeret I. Harris, 94, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Born in Huntington, Indiana she was the daughter of the late Esta and Leafy Horrell. She worked with Magnavox for 19 years prior to her retirement in 1987. Surviving are her daughter, Sandra (Roger) Hamilton of Fort Wayne along with several nieces and nephews. Margeret was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Harris, and her...
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Duke Alan Bertsch

April 17, 2017

Infant, Duke Alan Bertsch, was stillborn, April 17, 2017 at Dupont Hospital Fort Wayne. He is survived by his mother, Michelle Bertsch and father, Andrew Bertsch. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Judith A. Fetzer

April 17, 2017

Judith A Fetzer, 70, passed away April 17, 2017. Surviving are her loving spouse of 50 years, Steven Fetzer; daughters Catherine Fetzer and Julia (Michael) Csuhta; son, Steven Fetzer Jr.; siblings, Mary E. Widmer; George T Widmer; Dolores (Mark) Bickel; Richard J (Rebecca) Widmer; and Martha Widmer; grandchildren, Christopher, Darryin, Zane, and Kaden . Judith was preceded in death by...
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Dorothy I. Murphy

April 16, 2017

Dorothy I. Murphy, 92, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017. Surviving are her nephews, Jerry D. Brickley of Fort Wayne, IN and David Brickley of Glendale, AZ. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Carl W. and Elva D Murphy, sisters, Evelyn Brickley, Marjorie Murphy and Virginia Barton. Dorothy graduated from Chester HS in 1942 and also from International Business College, of Fort Wayne....
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Kenneth (Kenny) R. Neumeister

April 15, 2017

Kenneth "Kenny" R. Neumeister, 66, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Indianapolis, IN, Kenny was the owner of Liberty Construction for 25 years, more recently he was the owner of Freedom Consulting and the Executive Director of the Allen County Regional Water and Sewer District. He was a member of The Chapel where he loved to serve as an usher. Kenny was also a past...
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Sharon A. (Cricket) Tonak

April 12, 2017

Sharon A. "Cricket" Tonak, 67, passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. She was born on June 4, 1949 to the late Calvin and Lois Tonak. Cricket was employed at Magnavox for 28 years and BAE Systems for 15 years. She loved spending her weekends watching sports, including the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins, the Cubs, and NASCAR, specifically Kyle Petty. In her spare time she enjoyed bowling...
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Carolyn Sue Kreischer

April 11, 2017

Carolyn Sue Kreischer, 77, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Carolyn loved children and poured her self into loving her nieces and nephews and other children in the neighborhood. Surviving are her nieces, Linda Baldridge; Denise Stetler; and Lorna (David) Bluestein; nephew, Doug Stetler; and several great-nieces and great-nephews . Carolyn was preceded in death by sisters, Ruth Stetler,...
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Jerry Jerome Barbre

April 10, 2017

Jerry Jerome Barbre, 28, was called Home, Monday April 10th, 2017. Born in San Antonio, Texas, Jerry worked bridge construction for Primco in Fort Wayne, IN. He was a family man, who kept everyone laughing and smiling. Surviving are his children Jaidyn, Julian, Carter, and Camille (Loni); Mother, Laurie; Sisters, Megan (Jermaine), Nicole, and Alexis; 4 nieces, 3 nephews and an abundance of...
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Sharon M. Minnick) Brown

April 9, 2017

Sharon M. (Minnick) Brown, 78, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017. She was born September 1, 1938 in Fort Wayne, IN, the daughter of the late Arnold and Olivia Minnick. Sharon worked as a Nurse for 40 plus years and was also a member of the Nurses Association. She is survived by many cousins. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Brown. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph...
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Bridget M. Puckett

April 8, 2017

Bridget M Puckett , 32, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at her home in Fort Wayne, IN. Surviving are her parents Dan A. and Rita J. Puckett; brother, Ryan (Beth) Puckett; two nieces Madison and Peyton, grandmother, Lavon Squier; several aunt and uncles. Bridget was preceded in death by grandparents, Johnnie and Gracie Puckett, and Walter Savieo. Memorials may be made to NAMI, Ft. Wayne,...
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Barbara Engelhaupt

April 8, 2017

Barbara A. Engelhaupt, 88, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Barbara was the daughter of the late George Jackson and Agnes Lee. She graduated from Central Catholic High School class of 1947. Barbara was a volunteer secretary at St. Joseph Catholic School for eight years. She also worked for the Fort Wayne South Bend Diocese for...
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Dorothy Putt Scott

April 7, 2017

Dorothy Putt Scott, 95, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017. Dorothy was the daughter of Chancy and Hasel Putt. Surviving are her children, William T. Scott; Kerry D. Scott; daughter, Pricilla A. Miller; Patricia D. Solano; Jacqueline L. Brewer; 15 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren 2 great-great grandchildren, and brother, Wayne L. Putt; and sister, Louise L. McComb. Dorothy was...
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David Stephans

April 7, 2017

David P. Stephans, 88, a life-long resident of Fort Wayne passed away Friday, April 7, 2017, at St. Anne Home and Retirement Communities, Fort Wayne. Born on March 17, 1929, he was the son of Anastas (Stephanoff) Stephans and Cleo (Smith) Stephans. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue.
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Gavina P. Salud

April 4, 2017

Gavina P. Salud, 94, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Gavina was the daughter of the late Angel and Donata Pagela. Gavina was a loving wife, mom, and grandma to her family. Surviving are her daughter, Conchita (Gerald) Brady of Kendallville, son, Roger Salud of Wesley Chapel, FL; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Gavina was preceded in death by her husband Juan Salud, and...
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Samuel H. Newnam, Jr.

April 3, 2017

Samuel H. Newnam Jr, 91, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017. Surviving are his loving wife of 67 years, Kathleen Newnam; children, David Newnam, Carolyn (Joseph) Stemen, Sue Ann Newnam; grandchildren, Aimee (Carlie) Tuttle; and Taylor Newnam; great-grandsons, Samuel and Daniel Tuttle and a brother, John (Regina) Newnam of Hong Kong. Samuel was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel H. Sr....
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Doris M. Mills

April 1, 2017

Doris M. Mills, age 99, of Wallace, NC and formerly of Fort Wayne, IN left this earthly life for her eternal rest on Saturday, April 1, 2017. She was born June 17, 1917 in Cairo, OH and was the daughter of the late John D. and Norma Miller Jones. Surviving are her children, Douglas S. Mills (Elisa); Cheryl L. Faulkner; and Candace M. Knowles (Harvey); four grandchildren; three great...
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William D. (Bill) Treace

April 1, 2017

William D Treace "Bill", 46, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017. Surviving are his, father, Edgar (Vonda) Treace; mother, Jo (Mike) Buffalino; sisters, Connie (Mike) Lubbehusen; and Erin (Andrew) Waggoner; brother, Christopher (Special friend Carol Maymon) Treace; step-brothers, Andrew (Kate) Buffalino; and Blain (Dianna) Jackson; step-sisters, Anna (Jason) Fowler; Misti (Scott)...
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Norma Jean Geels

April 1, 2017

Norma Jean Geels, 84, passed away peacefully at her home on April 1, 2017. Norma was married 18 years to the love of her life, square dance caller, Carl Geels who preceded her in death in 2004. Surviving are her daughter, Sandra Minich Brockman (Morings Flowers and Gifts), and Sharon McKnight (Corner Garage Sale); 2 grandchildren, Daniel (Jordan) Brockman, and Loren McKnight; 9 step-children;...
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Timothy J. Stoddard

March 31, 2017

Timothy J. Stoddard, 64, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Traverse City, MI, Timothy enjoyed working as a volunteer with Carriage House. He was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church. Surviving are his brothers, William (Shannon) Stoddard and Scott (Darlene) Stoddard both of Fort Wayne. Timothy was preceded in death by his parents, George Stoddard and Phyllis...
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Joseph (Bill) William Hammen

March 31, 2017

Joseph "Bill" William Hammen, 89, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017. He was born on December 17, 1927 in Dayton, OH, the son of the late Joseph and Alma Hammen. Bill was active in the Boys Scouts and advanced to an Eagle Scout. During High School he boxed in the Fort Wayne Golden Gloves until 1945. After graduating Central Catholic High School, Bill served in the US Navy Reserve on the USN TADC...
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Marilee (Midge) Bickel

March 31, 2017

Marilee "Midge" Bickel , 81, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017. Surviving are her husband of 46 years, Kyle K. Bickel of Fort Wayne, IN, children Dean A. Bickel , Doug S. Bickel, Cindy R. Bickel all of Fort Wayne, IN and several grandchildren . Marilee was preceded in death by parents, Charles and Vera Coles, sons, Chris K. Bickel and Greg K. Bickel. Private services at a later date. ...
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Betty V. Prevatil

March 28, 2017

Betty V. Prevatil, 76, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her 8 siblings, Wanda (Marlin) Medaugh; Carl Wayne (Enona) Brewington; Edna (John) Lobsiger; Jean Brewington; Connie Brewington; Lynn (Larry) Gunkel; Bonnie Irving; and Sonya Saraya. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Prevatil; parents, Dennis and Alene Brewington. Private family...
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Erlene J. Covault

March 28, 2017

Erlene J. Covault, 82, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Surviving are her Spouse, Earl J. Covault, Jr. of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Kathryn (Scott) Foltz of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Amanda and Joseph Foltz; great-granddaughter, Chloe Foltz. Erlene was preceded in death by father, Joseph H. Jensen, mother, Edna M. Jensen. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Erlene worked as a Court Reporter with...
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Jonathan H. Nusbaum

March 28, 2017

Jonathan H Nusbaum , 46, passed away March 28, 2017. Jonathan worked as an Attorney with Beers, Mallers, Backs & Salin for 12 years. Surviving are his Spouse, Kelly Crick Nusbaum; father, Jonathan W (Judy) Nusbaum; mother, Lana M Nusbaum; son, Oliver Nusbaum; daughters, Abigail Nusbaum, Mallory Nusbaum, and Allison Nusbaum; sisters, Emily Nusbaum; and Laura (Rob) Nusbaum; step-sister,...
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Jenna Elyce Leakey

March 27, 2017

Jenna Elyce Leakey, 18, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Jenna was a loving free spirited individual. She had an avid love of any animal. Surviving are her mother, Robin Bragg of Bellville, Ohio, father, Thomas Leakey, FT Wayne, maternal grandmother, Patricia Biancaniello-Ft Wayne and sister, Kennedy Leakey of Fort Wayne. She was engaged to the love her life, fiancée,...
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Patricia A. Mischo

March 27, 2017

Patricia A. Mischo, 83, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017. Patricia was born in Akron, Ohio and worked for North American Van Lines, retiring in 1990. Surviving are daughters, Marianne Mischo; and Pamela Mischo; son Scott Mischo; Brother, Walter Gresham; three grandchildren Joshua Shelton, Joseph Mischo, Michael Mischo, and Two great-grandchildren. Patricia was preceded in death by her...
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Samuel A. Till, Sr.

March 26, 2017

Samuel A. Till Sr., 89, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born April 28,1927 in Fort Wayne, IN, to Ora and Irene (Hinsey) Till. Samuel worked as a new car sales manager with Collins Oldsmobile for over 30 years. He started in the parts dept. and worked his way up. He had little formal schooling but had great "street smarts". He was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church and...
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Margelane Ayers-Kennedy

March 26, 2017

Margelane Ayers-Kennedy, 92, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017. She was born on July 17, 1924 in Boynton, OK, the daughter of the late Ernest and Nell Butcher. She is survived by her children; Carolyn Sickmiller; 5 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Orval Carl Ayers; second husband, Kelsey Thomas Kennedy;...
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David J. Buckmaster

March 24, 2017

David J. Buckmaster, 60, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017. David was the son of Kenneth E. Buckmaster and the late Carolyn Buckmaster. He was a loving son, brother and uncle and dedicated his time to care for his father. Surviving are his father, Kenneth E. Buckmaster; siblings, Cheryl (Gary) Trout; Susan (Robert) Bowman; Thomas E. (Jenneane) Buckmaster; Mary (Mark) McCoy; Judith (Thomas...
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Teri Wiehe

March 24, 2017

Teri E. (Butler) Wiehe, 72, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017 at Coventry Meadows LLC in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Teri was the daughter of the late Fred and Virginia Butler. She worked for Lincoln National Bank, Dana Mixed Bowling League, and D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home during her working career. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake...
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Jack Douglass Spindler

March 23, 2017

Jack Douglass Spindler, 84, passed March 23, 2017. Born in Harlan, IN, he was the son of the late Douglass K. and Vivian (Roller) Spindler. Jack loved learning; he graduated valedictorian from Harlan High School in 1951, completed his BA at Indiana University in Bloomington, and went on to earn a Master's Degree in Education & Administration. As a result of conscription in the late 1950's, Jack...
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Mary A. Greve

March 22, 2017

Mary A. Greve, 96, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Canal Fulton, OH, Mary has been a resident of Fort Wayne since 1929. She worked as a cashier with K Mart at Northcrest in Fort Wayne and retired in 1971. She was a member St. Andrews Catholic Church. Surviving are her son, Aaron E. (Jeri) Greve of Farmersburg, IN; son,...
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Richard (Dick) W. Shull

March 21, 2017

Richard "Dick" W. Shull, 79, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana Dick was the son of the late Arthur and Martha Shull Sr. Dick served our Fort Wayne Community while on the Allen County Sheriffs Department for five years prior to him becoming a Fort Wayne Police Officer for 28 and a half years before retiring in 1993. During his...
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Charles W. Ingram

March 19, 2017

Charles W. Ingram, 88, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. Charles is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carol Ingram; children, Vernon W. (Pam) Ingram, Karen L. Burnside, Steven R. (Patti) Ingram, and Brenda S. (Randy) Mershon; 3 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren; siblings, Fredrick (Helen) Ingram, Larry (Peggy) G. Ingram, and Carlos (Darlene) O. Ingram. He was preceded in death by his...
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Fred J. Schroeder

March 19, 2017

Fred J. Schroeder, 89, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 at his home in Columbia City. Surviving are his wife, Donna Lee Schroeder; children, Bonnie Barrand; Christina F. (Ashley) Dedmon; Barbara Haynes; 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren . Fred was preceded in death by his parents/ Fred and Martha Schroeder, sons, Michael and Richard A. Schroeder, sisters,...
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John N. Green

March 19, 2017

John N. Green , 54, was called home to be with the Lord, March 19, 2017. Surviving are his; father, Neil "Skip" Green, son Nick (Ashly) Mullins, sisters, Cindy (Sam) Leto, Georgianna (Weldon) Adkins, Sandra Biller-Wright, Paulette (Gene) Smith, Judy (Robert) Chinn, Vicki (Jerry) Ruiz, Linda Boyd, Pamela Porter, grandson, Jeffrey Mullins, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews,...
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William E. Lowen, Sr.

March 19, 2017

William E Lowen Sr., 69, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. Surviving are his son, William Lowen, Jr. of Fort Wayne, daughter, Michelle McCarel, 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, brother, Jim (Annette) Lowen of Seattle, WA, sister, Ruth Nickelson of Fort Wayne, IN. William was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 50 years, Laura Lowen, brother, Howard Lowen, and parents Eugene and...
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Leta M. Strong

March 19, 2017

Leta M. Strong, 86, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Leta was the daughter of the late John and Eva Sanford. During her working career Leta worked for several companies including; General Telephone, NAPA, American Thread, Fort Myers Restaurant, and the Four Winds. Leta loved being outdoors. She enjoyed taking care of her...
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Edwin Earl Bicknese

March 18, 2017

Edwin Earl Bicknese, 83, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne, the son of the late Earl and Thelma Bicknese. Ed attended South Side High School, graduating in 1952. He served the Fort Wayne community as a firefighter for 26 years, retiring in 1986. He enjoyed going to antique shows, and worked at a local antique shop after his retirement. Ed enjoyed...
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Veda Densmore

March 12, 2017

Veda Densmore, 62, passed away on March 12, 2017. She was born on October 10, 1954, daughter of the late Marion and Mona Homes. Veda is survived by her children; Michelle (Wes) Ledbetter, Erika (Matthew Huston) Densmore, Scott (Dawn) Densmore; grandchildren, Kennedy Ledbetter, Jordan, Jaxson, and Jakob Huston, Kaylee Densmore; siblings, Tom Holmes, Roger Holmes, Barb Clevenger, Renee Hodges,...
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Jonathon Quintana

March 12, 2017

Jonathon Quintana, 25, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, IL, Jonathon enjoyed working in his family's restaurant business. Surviving are his parents, Efren and Maria Quintana; sisters, Brenda (Leonel Ugalde) Quintana, and Samantha Quintana; brothers, Alexander Quintana, and Efren Quintana, Jr.. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the...
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Michael Henson

March 10, 2017

Michael Henson , 48, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, he is the son of Billy David Henson and the late Theresa Henson. He is survived by his sister, Lisa Salisbury; brothers, David and Eric Henson; and his father, Billy David Henson, all of Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother,...
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Patricia Maureen (Mo) (Pat) Murtaugh

March 10, 2017

Patricia Maureen, "Mo", "Pat" Murtaugh, 81, passed away March 10, 2017. She was the daughter of Joseph and Pauline (Andrews) Murtaugh. She is survived by her dog Mickey, sister Karen Junk and nephew Kenton Drake; niece Dawn (Kenneth) Parnin, great nephew, Kody Parnin, great nieces Michelle (Joshua) Henry, Kristina Gaze, Alesha Parnin, and five great-great-nieces, Sophia, Piper, Delilah, Aurora...
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Gene D. Robertson

March 8, 2017

Gene D. Robertson, 92, ended an extraordinary life on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Born in Overland, Missouri, he was the son of the late Watson Robertson and Lucille Cotton. Gene's unquenchable curiosity and lively intelligence led his favorite uncle to give him the fond nickname of "Little Doc" and drove a 45 year career spanning the US...
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Albert A. Oetting

March 8, 2017

Albert A. Oetting, 91, passed away March 8, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Albert worked with the Pennsylvania Railroad. He served his country as member of the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean War. Surviving are his children, Ted, Nancy, and Judy; step-children, Lynda, Rhonda, and Barbara; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Albert was preceded in death by his first wife...
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Sharon L. Norris

March 8, 2017

Sharon L. Norris, 68, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Sharon the daughter of the late Robert and Catherine Hixon was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on June 28, 1948. She graduated from North Side High School. Sharon had been working with Sirva for the past 16 years. Being a loving wife, mother, grandma, and great-grandma to her family describes Sharon...
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Francis James (Kelly the Clown) Kelly

March 5, 2017

Francis James Kelly "Kelly the Clown", 90, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born on March 26, 1926 in Yonkers, NY, Frank was the son of the late Harry and Catherine Kelly. He was a WWII Army veteran. Frank was a wonderful man, dad, grandfather, and great-grandfather to his family. Frank worked with Lincoln National Life for 38 years and was a professional...
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Charles L. Poulson

March 4, 2017

Charles L. Poulson, 73, passed peacefully away Saturday, March 4, 2017. Calling at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park 1140 Lake Ave, Saturday, March18, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
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Randy McGlaughn

March 4, 2017

Randy McGlaughn , 56, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 in Ft Wayne. Survivors are 2 sons Cory and Jacob; companion, Hayley Ford. Funeral service is 2:00 pm, Monday, March 13, 2017, with calling one hour prior. at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home 1140 Lake Ave, Burial Lindenwood Cemetery.
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Helen Sauer

March 3, 2017

Helen Sauer, 73, peacefully passed away in her beloved home surrounded by those who loved her, on March 3, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Ukraine on April 5, 1943, she was the daughter of John and Nancy Sahaidachny. In 1950, her parents fled the war to start a new life in Peru, IN. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue.
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Nancy Jean Highley

March 3, 2017

Nancy Jean Highley passed away peacefully after a long struggle with multiple illnesses on Friday March 3rd in Columbia City IN. Nancy was born in Marion IN on January 27, 1952 and graduated from Warsaw HS, but always felt herself to be a Fort Wayne South Side High School Alumnae. Nancy graduated from Butler University Pharmacy School and spent her pharmacy career in various health care...
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Verdonna J. Shuler

March 3, 2017

Verdonna J. Shuler, 85, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017. Verdonna was the daughter of the late William and Mildred (Fark) Hieber. Verdonna was united in marriage to the late Jack Shuler. Surviving are her sister-in-laws Nancy and Diann Fark, ex sister-in-law Pat Fark; half brothers, David (Carolyn) Hieber, Jerry (Irene) Hieber, Michael (Rita) Hieber, half sister Geraldine (James) Grover, and...
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Robert Forth

February 27, 2017

Robert L. Forth, 79, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Service is 1:00 pm, Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave with calling two hours prior beginning at 11:00 am . Burial in Leo Memorial Cemetery. To view the online obituary, go to www.mccombandsons.com.
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Donald H. Gowen

February 27, 2017

Donald H. Gowen, 66, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his son, Eric (Gina) Gowen of South Whitley, IN; grandchildren, Zachary, Austin & Brittaney; brother, Douglas Gowen of Columbia City, IN; sister, Donna Crutchfield of Columbia City, IN; and sister, Dorothy (James) Gause of Columbia City, IN. Donald was preceded in death by his sons, Adam Gowen, and Marcus...
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Jo'siah Markee Jeanty

February 26, 2017

Infant, Jo'siah Markee Jeanty, passed away, February 26, 2017. He is survived by his mother, Fermeshe Geiger and father, Jacquise Jeanty. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Paul Joseph Haughan

February 25, 2017

Paul Joseph Haughan, 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at his home. He was the son of the late Peter and Josephine Haughan. Paul was a beloved brother to Rosemary and was preceded in death by his brothers, James, Donald, Richard, Robert and Thomas. He is survived by his 10 nieces and nephews as well as many great nieces and great nephews whom he loved to tell his...
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April Marie Larry

February 25, 2017

April Marie Larry, 42 passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Paul Larry. Funeral service Monday, March 6, 2017 at 1:30pm with calling 1 hour prior at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., Ft. Wayne. Burial to take place at Lindenwood Cemetery.
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Randall Hawkins

February 23, 2017

Randall L. Hawkins, 63, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, February 23, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Kendallville, IN, Randall worked with Maloley's Grocery for 15 years where he served as manager. Most recently he worked for both Sales Force and Ceiling Solutions. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral, 1140 Lake Avenue.
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Mary Ann Tynan

February 22, 2017

Mary Ann Tynan , 82, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017. She was born in Brooklyn, NY, and was the daughter of Thomas and Margaret Tynan. Surviving are her nephew, Joe (Sherry) Bogdon of Fort Wayne, IN; great-niece, Cassandra Bogdon of Fort Wayne, IN. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, sister Margaret Tynan, brothers, George, Joe and Thomas Tynan. Memorials may be made to the...
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Donald E. Kintz

February 22, 2017

Donald E. Kintz, 74, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his children, Rick (Karen) Kintz, Donna (Perry Gilliam) Harter, Laura (Mark) Schultheis, Tim (Jackie) Kintz, Pamela (Mike) Patterson, Mike Kile, Joe (Tarra) Kile, Lorie (Edward Prophet) Kintz, siblings, William Kintz, Cathy Dishong, John (Diane) Kintz, Janie (Dave) Tinney, Mary Nickelson, Linda Hughes,...
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Gilbert W. Foltz

February 22, 2017

Gilbert W. Foltz, 88, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Gilbert was the son of the late Glen and Mildred Foltz. Gilbert was a Korean War Air Force veteran. He worked with Perfection Biscuit Company for 43 years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of the American Legion #499. Gilbert loved to sing. He would...
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Harold A. McCard

February 20, 2017

Harold A. McCard , 66, passed away Monday, February 20, 2017. He was a native and lifetime resident of in Fort Wayne and New Haven, IN. Surviving are his nephews, Jeffrey (Sandy) McCard; John (Tara) McCard; Mark (Kristy) Terrell; nieces, Jodi Hess; Melissa (Rod) Surbaugh; brother-in-law, Gary Terrell; sister-in-law, Donna Hawthorne. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Henry J ...
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Helen Lee Ahlersmeyer

February 19, 2017

Helen Lee Ahlersmeyer, 89, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Helen was the daughter of the late William and Helen Barbara Wall. She graduated from Western High School in Detroit, Michigan class of 1945. Helen than began her nurses training in Detroit and later moved to Chicago where she received her BS in nursing in 1949. While in Chicago she worked as a RN at...
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Jean Marie (Kauffman) Wells

February 15, 2017

Jean Marie (Kauffman) Wells of Leo, quietly passed away at her home on Wednesday. Jean is survived by her children Rick (Karen) Wells, Beth Wells, Lisa (Walt) Thoms, and Brock (Gail) Wells, grandchildren Carrie (Peter) Rogaris, Andrew (Cortney) Collier, Samantha (Jon) Boyce, and Chelsea Thoms, and two great-grandchildren Christos Rogaris and Chloe Boyce. Jean was preceded in death by her husband...
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Katie Jo Richard

February 15, 2017

Katie Jo Richard, 31, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017.Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Katie Jo was a loving daughter and sister to her family. Surviving are her mother, Bonnie (Richard Niemeyer) Goede of Fort Wayne; step-father, Richard Goede of Fort Wayne; sister, Mindy (Randy) Omo of Fort Wayne; brother, Brad (Jenny) Richard of Indianapolis; nephew, Colten Omo; nieces, Reagan Richard and...
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Robert R. Berghoff

February 15, 2017

Robert R. Berghoff, 94, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Lutheran Life Villages at Pine Valley in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Robert was the son of the late Herman and Alice Berghoff. He graduated from Central Catholic High School and earned his bachelors degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University. Robert was a WWII Navy veteran. He worked at General...
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Betty Gagen

February 14, 2017

Betty Gagen, 90, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Golden Years Homestead in Fort Wayne. Born in Goshen, IN, Betty served at several Indianapolis churches as music director. Surviving are her children, Kathleen (Terrence) O'Donnell; Judith Gagen; Dan (Sheila) Gagen; and Deb (Jim) Wetzel; 7 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by husband,...
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David Gonzalez

February 13, 2017

David Gonzalez, 65, passed away Monday, February 13, 2017. David was born in Fort Wayne, IN on November 22, 1951, the son of the late Jose and Consuelo Gonzalez. David worked as an Assistant Manager with La Haicenda for 27 years, and also operated Mi Casa Restaraunt with Darryl for 4 years. Surviving are his companion of 31 years, Darryl Freeman; sister, Rebecca M. Kuehner; brother, Roberto...
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Elliot Osterman

February 11, 2017

Infant Elliot Osterman, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN. Surviving are his parents, John and Paige Osterman of Fort Wayne; sister, Olivia Osterman; paternal grandparents, Michael and Sandra Osterman; maternal grandmother, Jennifer (Michael) Smith; and maternal grandfather, Peter (Lori) Manos. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 am, Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at St...
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Edilberto Colon-Ortiz

February 9, 2017

Edilberto "Eddie" Colon-Ortiz , 49, passed away February 9, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in San Juan , Edilberto worked as a Maintenance Supervisor with Burger King. Eddie was known for his humor and kindness. Surviving are his loving fiancee, Kimberly Mann; son, Christian Colon-Castro; brother Henry Colon; Edilberto was preceded in death by parents, Maria Emilia Ortiz and Sergio Colon. ...
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Darrell Knepper

February 7, 2017

Darrell Knepper, 74, passed away February 7, 2017. Surviving are his children Tina (Mike) Wait, Berniece (Don) Bearss, and Dean (Nikkee) Knepper; grandchildren, Matthew & Adam Gospodareck, Brandee (Joe) Porter, Corey & Cody Wait; and 7 great-grandchildren, Kyliana, Mark & Conner, Evelynn, Jayce, Eleanor, & Lilly; siblings, Judy (Tad) Chemelewski, Gary (Sue) Rayle, Deb Smith, Jim (Tammy) Rayle,...
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Alvio F. Tarajano

February 6, 2017

Alvio F. Tarajano , 71, passed away February 6, 2017 at Summit City Nursing Home. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Floyd Oakman

February 3, 2017

Floyd E. Oakman, 87, passed away Friday, February 3, 2017. He was born in Jerome, PA, on November 25, 1929. He was the son of the late James and Minnie Oakman, who unfortunately he lost at the young age of 5. Despite tragedy, he prevailed and was accepted in to Milton Hershey Industrial School of Boys and graduated in 1948. Floyd then joined the Army where he served in the Korean War. Floyd...
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William G. Beaver

February 1, 2017

William G. Beaver,92, passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Grey Stone Health and Rehabilitation. Born in Huntington County, IN, William worked in the shipping and receiving dept. with Sears Roebeck for 32 years. Surviving are his wife, Carol Beaver of Fort Wayne, IN: sons Mike Beaver of Fort Wayne, IN and Scott Beaver of New Haven, IN; daughter, Sheryl Gick of Fort Wayne, IN. William was...
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Richard H. Weick

January 31, 2017

Richard H. Weick, 88, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Richard was a teacher with East Allen County Schools for 34 years, retiring in 1988. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Mary L. Weick of Fort Wayne, IN; son, David M. Weick of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Rebecca Fischer of Timonium, MD; three grandchildren. Private...
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Frieda (Fritz) Longardner Moeller

January 31, 2017

Frieda "Fritz" Longardner Moeller, 99, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 31, 2017. Surviving are sons, Ronald (Judy) Moeller; John (Kathy) Moeller; Peter "Steve" (Delores) Moeller; and Gary (Barb) Moeller; 9 grandchildren;15 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Doris Stresser; and Marietta Sutton; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Fritz was...
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Daniel Raymond (Ray) Harrison

January 30, 2017

Daniel Raymond (Ray) Harrison, 80, entered his heavenly home on January 30, 2017 after a sudden illness claimed his life. Ray met his best friend and the love of his life, Arlene Harrison (Gerig) in Sierra Leone, West Africa and married her in 1965. Ray is survived by his wife, Arlene; his sons Daniel, Stephen, and David; grand children Lucas and Julian Harrison. He is preceded in death by his...
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Harvey R. Siegel

January 30, 2017

Harvey R. Siegel , 89, passed away Monday, January 30, 2017 at Wuesthoff Hospice in Rockledge, Florida. Harvey was born in Chicago, Illinois to Manny and Jean (Ochstein) Siegel. He was a member of Congregation Achduth Vesholom, Ft. Wayne and Temple Israel in Melbourne, Fl. He served in the US Army during WW II. He received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Illinois in Mechanical...
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Linda Sheets

January 29, 2017

Linda Sheets, 67, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Charles Sheets; sister, Sharon Frane, brothers; Ron (Wilma) Ryan, Ellis (Pat) Ryan, Jim (Peggy) Ryan, Gary (Mary) Ryan, Larry Ryan all of Fort Wayne, John (Thelma) Ryan of New Haven, IN, aunt, Edith Lutz of Fort Wayne and many nieces and nephews. Linda was preceded in death by parents, Ellis and...
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Rosemary Leis

January 29, 2017

Rosemary Leis, 88, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Dupont, OH, Rosemary attended North Side High School. She enjoyed caring for her family as a homemaker. Rosemary was a member of Covenant Christian Center, and always enjoyed bowling with her friends. Surviving are her children, Roger (Georgia) Leis of Hamilton, IN, Terry (Linda) Leis of Fort Wayne, Gary (Annette...
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Joann Gage

January 28, 2017

Joann VanderBoll Gage, 78, passed away Saturday, January 28, 2017. She was born in Muskegon, MI, on July 10, 1938, the daughter of the late Theodore and Johanna VanderBoll. Joann worked as a Commercial Interior Designer with SandPoint Living Interiors for 18 years, retiring in 2012. Joann was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace E. Gage. No public services to be held. Arrangements by D.O....
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Laura Elizabeth Bice

January 28, 2017

Laura Elizabeth Bice , 66, passed away January 28, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Annabelle Hewett

January 27, 2017

Annabelle Hewett , 82, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 27, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Belle Vernon, OH, Annabelle graduated from Sycamore HS in 1952. She worked as a Home Health Aid with Medical Personal Pool for many years, She loved spending time with her family and friends and believed in the power of prayer. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140...
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Margery Moga

January 26, 2017

Margery M. Moga, 88, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Miller's Merry Manor in Fort Wayne. She was born in Mansfield, OH, and graduated from Mansfield Sr High School in 1945. Margery worked as a bookkeeper with Auto Workers Credit Union for 25 years, retiring in September 1, 1993. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park, 1140 Lake Avenue.
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Arlene Rae Downes

January 26, 2017

Arlene Rae Downes, 76, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Kingston Care Center. Arlene was the daughter of the late Arthur and Florence Huddleston. She worked with Lincoln Life for many years before working with Parkview Hospital for over 25 years prior to retiring. Arlene had a passion for counted cross stitch. Arlene was preceded in death by her husband Duane G. Downes. Memorials may...
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Thomas Cameron

January 22, 2017

Thomas Cameron, 57, passed away January 22, 2017 at home. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Vernon Graham

January 20, 2017

The Reverend Vernon R. Graham, 71, entered the church triumphant to be with his Lord Jesus on January 20, 2017, while at his home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was surrounded by his family at his bedside. Vernon loved his family dearly, to the full-extent of his being, and they in turn loved him. Vernon is survived by his loving wife of fifty-two years, Ellen. His daughter and son-in-law Dawn and...
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Elijah Gimenes

January 19, 2017

Elijah James Gimenes drifted peacefully into the arms of our Lord on January 19, 2017. Born just three months ago in Ft. Bragg, NC, he brought joy and laughter into the lives of everyone who was blessed to know him. Eli is deeply loved and cherished by his parents: SPC Charllys and Marissa Gimenes; grandparents, Regiane (Nathan) Clipperton of Las Vegas NV; Paul (Kim) Ashley, Michelle Ashley of...
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Deanne Landes

January 19, 2017

Deanne Rochelle Landes, 28, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017. She was born in Warsaw, IN, on January 16, 1989. Deanne attended IU and graduated with a Bachelor's in Journalism. She worked at the radio station, Star 88.3 for about a year and really enjoyed working there and all of her colleagues. She had dreams of being a missionary, and enjoyed volunteering with her mom and brothers at Dare...
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Sandra L. Litten

January 18, 2017

Sandra L. Litten, 75, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Surviving are her daughters, Debbie S. (Brian) Jenks of Fort Wayne, IN; Kimberly K. (Jim) Machamer of Fort Wayne, IN; Marsha L. (Jim) Johnson of Warsaw, IN; sister, Gloria Matthews, 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren . Sandra was preceded in death by her father, Forrest Glenn McCutcheon, mother, Evelyn Marie Barnes, husband,...
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Rosa Gonzalez

January 16, 2017

Rosa Gonzalez , 63, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Martindale, TX, Surviving are her husband, Andres Gonzalez; sons, Andres Gonzalez, Jr.; Gabriel (Marissa) Gonzalez; Christopher Gonzalez; Edward Gonzalez; daughter, Irma Noemi (Ronnie) Gonzalez-Jones; 5 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, sisters, Margarita (David) Pena; Lina Mendoza; brothers, Frank Salazar;...
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Eric Shane Trout

January 16, 2017

Eric Shane Trout, 58, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017. Eric was the son of the late Gene and Lila Trout. Surviving are his brother, Michael Trout of San Francisco, CA; sister, Marcia (Patrick) Kohn of Fort Wayne; nephew, Nicholas Trout of Fort Wayne; niece, Lisa (Tony) Suelzer of Fort Wayne; great-nephew, Issiah Hissong of Fort Wayne; and great-niece, Lila K. Trout of Fort Wayne. Memorials...
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James B. Garmire

January 15, 2017

James B. Garmire, 81, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 15, 2017. James was a professional and private driver for JJR for 16 years. He had a divine love for cars, especially Cadillac's, along with a heart for animals. Surviving are his close friends Charles Miller, Tom Cook, Kelly (James) Bulmahn, and Barbara Bonfield-DeLong. James was preceded in death by his parents Willard and Wilma ...
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