Our Obituaries

Perrin (Pete) Durling

February 18, 2019

Perrin (Pete) Durling, 77, passed away at home on February 18, 2019 after a long, valiant struggle with cancer. He was born and raised in Michigan, the son of the late Howard and Marion Durling. In his younger days, he enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting, and in his retirement he loved golf. Pete was a graduate of Michigan State University, and obtained a Master's Degree from Indiana...
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Margaret L. Roth

February 16, 2019

Margaret L. Roth, better known as Peggy, 96, died on February 16th at the Towne House Health Center in Fort Wayne, IN. Peggy was born in 1923 and was a life-long resident of Fort Wayne. She attended Smart Elementary School and graduated in 1941 from South Side High School, where she met her future husband, David M. Roth. She attended Ohio Wesleyan University for two years and worked as a...
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David William (Dave) Lassus

February 13, 2019

David William "Dave" Lassus, 82 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away February 13, 2019. He was born on August 17, 1936 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late William F. Lassus, one of the original founders of Lassus Brothers, and Marion C. (Neiber) Lassus. Dave served his country proudly in the U S Army, and he received a Bachelor Degree in Business from the International College of Fort Wayne, IN on March 13...
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Dallas L. Weibel, Jr.

February 2, 2019

Dallas L. Weibel, Jr., passed away Saturday, February 2, 2019, at the Danville Regional Rehabilitation Center. Dallas was born February 4, 1925 in Ft Wayne, Indiana to the late Dallas and Adel (Leamley) Weibel, Sr. He lived most of his life in Ft Wayne, but lived in Danville, Indiana the past five years, and prior to Danville the Cataract Lake area. He was a facility engineer for International...
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John Ellenwood

February 1, 2019

John Ellenwood, 89 of Fort Wayne, In passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019. He was born May 18, 1929 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Horace B. and Lydia (Stein) Ellenwood. John was a graduate of South Side High School and proudly served in the U S Navy during the Korean War. He retired in 1992 from Tokheim Corp after over 30 years. John married Marcella J. Lee, in 1956 and she preceded him in...
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Gene R. Wilkinson

February 1, 2019

Gene R. Wilkinson, 90, passed away, Friday, February 01, 2019 at his residence in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana to the late Joseph F. and Veronica A. Wilkinson. He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Gene was a long-time horseman and avid sailor. He was also a life-long member of the downtown YMCA, and loved his...
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Clifford A. (Cliff) Fraser

January 30, 2019

Clifford A. "Cliff" Fraser, 89, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away January 30, 2019, at Parkview Regional Medical Center following an unexpected illness. Born in Canfield, OH, Cliff served in the US Air Force for over 20 years obtaining the rank of Master Sergeant, and was awarded the Bronze Star and Air Medal for his service in Vietnam. He was a member of the Air Force Sergeant's Association. After...
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William J. (Bill) Welch

January 30, 2019

William J "Bill" Welch, 83, passed peacefully Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Heritage Park in Fort Wayne. Born in Springfield, OH, he worked at International Harvester for 42 years, retiring in 1995. Preceded in death are his first wife, Phyllis "Joan" Welch, brother, Raymond "Cork" Welch, and great-grand son Daniel Gavin Long. Survivors include wife, Peggy of Fort Wayne; daughters, Deborah J. ...
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Benjamin James Lane

January 20, 2019

Benjamin James Lane, age 35, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away surrounded by his family and friends on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Ben was born on August 26, 1983 in Fort Wayne, IN to Mark Lane and Cindy Bastress. In 2001, he graduated from Snider High School in Fort Wayne and then continued his education at IPFW and IUPUI. Ben loved his work and staff at Chapman...
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E. Kenneth Federspiel

January 18, 2019

E. Kenneth Federspiel, 95, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away January 18, 2019. He was born February 3, 1923 in New Haven, IN to the late John and Theresa (Blaising) Federspiel. Ken was a carpenter owning Ken Federspiel, Inc. and previously a foreman for John Worthman Homes. He served as the past Executive Officer of the Home Builder's Association. Ken proudly served his country in the United...
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Ned Wickliffe Brenizer

January 18, 2019

Ned Wickliffe Brenizer, 88, of Fort Wayne passed away 1/18/2019. Ned was a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne. He attended Central High School where he was a member of the 1946 State Champion Runner-Up basketball team, the 1948 Basketball City Champions, and the All-City Basketball Team. He was a Central Blanket award winner and a member of the National Honor Society. He continued his education at...
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Jack E. Robinson

January 16, 2019

Jack E. Robinson, 74, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 surrounded by his family and friends. He was born in Muskegon, Michigan to the late Rodney and Inez Robinson. Jack proudly served in the United States Air Force. He retired from GTE after 32 years of service. Jack enjoyed golf, being outdoors, and spending time with his family. He was a member of Grace Point Church of...
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Richard E. Troup

January 13, 2019

Richard E. Troup, 90, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019 at his home in Ft Wayne. He was born September 29, 1928 in Elkhart, Indiana to the late Clarence and Berneta (Wilhelm) Troup. He married Shirley A. (Ganger) Troup on August 5, 1950.He served in the US Marine Corp from 1946 to 1948. He was an insurance salesman for Western and Southern Life Insurance Company for 30 ½ years. He was a...
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Max G. Updike

January 13, 2019

Max G. Updike, 86, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born in Warren to the late Glenn H. and Isabel Nadine Updike. He worked as a teacher and administrator for Fort Wayne Community Schools until his retirement. After his retirement he volunteered as a tutor at Wolcott Mills Elementary School. He also worked for LaGrange County Parks and...
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Tom W. (TJ) Jenkins

January 13, 2019

Tom W. "TJ" Jenkins, 83, passed away peacefully January 13, 2019. Born in Wilkes Barre, PA to John and Alberta Jenkins. TJ served in the Air Force before continuing to serve in the AirNational Guard. He worked with GTE for 30 years before retiring in 1993. TJ then worked at Canterbury Green Apartments for 20 years. He enjoyed building bird houses and had a knack for fixing anything and everything...
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James B. Heimberger

January 12, 2019

James B. Heimberger, 74, passed away on January 12, 2019. He was born in Chicago, IIl on May 27, 1944, the son of the late William and Gertrude Heimberger. James was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. He was a Chicago Cubs fan and avid pool player. In his working days James was a salesman for various printing companies, Potlatch and Perry Printing Company to name a few. His last...
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Yvonne Delight Whitesides

January 9, 2019

Yvonne Delight Whitesides, 84, passed away January 9, 2019. She was born in Evansville, IN. Surviving are her children; Keith (Sylvia) Whitesides, Larry (Trish) Whitesides; 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Wm. Dean Whitesides. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN 46825....
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Ronald F. Shady, Sr.

January 2, 2019

Ronald F. Shady Sr., 96, passed away, Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at his residence in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne to the late Oscar and Josephine Shady. He was a graduate of Central High School and Purdue University where he received his degree in agriculture. He served honorably in the United States Army as Private First Class during WWII and was a member of the American Legion, post ...
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Marilyn Jean Pierre LaRocque

January 1, 2019

Marilyn Jean Pierre LaRocque died peacefully in her sleep at Parkview Randallia the morning of January 1st. January 1st was also her 91st Birthday. She was born in 1928 and was the first baby born that year at St. Joe Hospital. She was the daughter of Hilda and Charles Pierre. She grew up in Ft. Wayne and attended St. Jude Elementary School and North Side High School. After graduation she worked...
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Joshua Matthew Nichols

December 29, 2018

Joshua Matthew Nichols, 45, passed away on December 29, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on June 2, 1973. Josh worked in sterile processing at various hospitals. He loved spending time with his daughters and being very involved in their lives. Josh was a very organized man, so much so that he would even organize his containers in to other containers. He is survived by his daughters, Alexis...
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Barbara (Barb) A. Lyons

December 29, 2018

Barbara "Barb" A. Lyons, 86, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Parkview Randallia. Barb was born on July 13, 1932 in Ossian, IN to Ross Gebert and Icel Bosserman. She graduated from Central High School in Fort Wayne, IN. On June 21, 1951, she married William Joseph Lyons in Fort Wayne, IN. Barb worked for Magnavox for many years until she became a loving mother...
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David H. Ellison

December 27, 2018

David H. Ellison, 82, passed away at home December 27, 2018. He was born to the late Clarence and Georgia Ellison. Dave loved woodworking, fishing, and most importantly,his family. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lucy McNagny Ellison, his children, Mark Ellison, Dave (Bettye) Ellison, and Lucy (Matt) Swartz, 9 grandchildren; Mark, Brandon, Luke, and Hank Ellison, Nick, Matthew, Will,...
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Shannon Morgan Burcham

December 24, 2018

Shannon Morgan Burcham, 46, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on December 24, 2018, surrounded by his family at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis as a result of complications from a multiple organ transplant. Shannon battled liver disease with courage and quiet dignity for the last fifteen years. Born in Huntington, West Virginia on June 13, 1972, he grew up in Chesapeake, Ohio. He...
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David Stetson May, Sr.

December 24, 2018

David Stetson May Sr., 88, passed away, Monday December 24, 2018. Born in Troy, Ohio to the late Margaret and Paul May. Prior to moving to Fort Wayne in 1972 he was a resident of Kirkwood, Missouri. He attended Kemper Military Academy for one year and graduated from Kirkwood High School. He then graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, majoring in business. David served in the Missouri...
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Marjorie (Marge) A. Krutsch

December 23, 2018

Marjorie "Marge" A. Krutsch, 84, passed away December 23, 2018 at Saint Anne Communities. Marjorie was born in Paulding County, Ohio to Fred and Marie Dunderman. She graduated from Antwerp High School. Marge worked as a bank teller at the Anthony Wayne Bank in Fort Wayne for 40 years. She was an avid sports fans with a special interest in Notre Dame and the Cubs. After moving to Fort Wayne she...
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Mary Ann Drees

December 21, 2018

Mary Ann Drees, 83, passed away on December 21, 2018. She was born in Churubusco, IN on August 9, 1935 the daughter of the Alva and Marjorie Harrold. Mary Ann enjoyed ball room dancing. In her working years she worked as a beautician and a waitress. Surviving are her children; Christine Davis, Terry Inlow, and Rick Inlow; grandchildren, Danyelle Stein, Dominique Wick, Desiree Bullins, Jillian...
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Jean L. Gibson

December 17, 2018

Jean L. Gibson, 94, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018 at Park Place Senior Living in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Gibson was born on June 1, 1924 in Payne, OH to Harl and Estelle (Myers) Sitcler. Jean graduated from Payne High School. On November 17, 1944, she married Elmo Gibson in Ohio. Jean was a homemaker and loved to cook. She and her husband together were members of the...
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Kathryn A. Busche

December 15, 2018

Kathryn A. Busche, 90, passed away December 15, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Amos and Bertha Garrison of South Whitley, IN. She enjoyed baking, especially pies and cinnamon rolls, and also known for her fudge. She is survived by her son, David C. Busche of Fort Wayne, daughter, Rhonda (Timothy) Scott, of Huntertown, grandsons, Eric Scott of Midland, Texas, and Mitchell Scott of...
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Philip K. Cole

December 13, 2018

Philip K. Cole. 61 passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way, WA. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Harold Wendell and Phyllis Beatrice (Cole) Cooper. Philip was a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, until moving to Auburn WA. after retirement. He graduated from Oakland Community College. Philip was an Engineer and Quality Control Manager for DANA in...
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Philip K. Cole

December 13, 2018

Philip K. Cole. 61 passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way, WA. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Harold Wendell and Phyllis Beatrice (Cole) Cooper. Philip was a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, until moving to Auburn WA. after retirement. He graduated from Oakland Community College. Philip was an Engineer and Quality Control Manager for DANA...
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Harold P. (John) Fesler

December 11, 2018

Harold P. "John" Fesler, 77, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Parkview Hospice in Fort Wayne. He was born in Martinsville, IN to the late Harold M. and Wahneta E. Fesler. He was head of security at Ivy Tech Community College until his retirement. He proudly volunteered for the St. Joe Township Fire Department for 20 years and served as chief for 8 years. He was a member of Our Lady of...
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Helen J. Shady

December 10, 2018

Helen J. Shady, 94, passed away Monday, December 10, 2018 in her residence. She was born in Fort Wayne to the late Charles and Margaret Metzler. She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and was a member of The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception. She worked for Oster Manufacturing for 25 years. She was a faithful wife and mother. Surviving are her husband of 71 and a half years, Ronald F...
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Wanda Jacobson

December 10, 2018

Wanda Jacobson, 90, passed away peacefully December 10, 2018. Wanda Louise (Pearson) Jacobson was born on April 20, 1928 in Marion, Indiana to the late Theodore and Pauline Pearson. She was a graduate of Marion High School. During her life she lived in Wabash, Warsaw, and Fort Wayne, Indiana. Wanda was a very active person in social and civic organizations, including the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority...
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Paul E. Steele

December 10, 2018

Rev. Dr. Paul E. Steele, 85 passed away Monday December 10, 2018 at the Heritage Pointe of Fort Wayne. He was born in South Bend, Indiana to the late Floyd and Bertha Steele. He was a Pastor with the United Methodist Church for 39 years, serving various towns in northern Indiana, including Bethany United Methodist Church of Fort Wayne, and retiring in 1995. He is survived by his daughter Jennifer...
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Gary L. Gumbert

December 2, 2018

Gary L. Gumbert peacefully passed on Sunday, December 2, 2018, Gary L. Gumbert, loving husband to Karen Gumbert and father of five children, passed away at the age of 72. He was surrounded by his family and childhood friend John McLaughlin at Parkview Regional Hospital. Gary was born on March 10, 1946 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Paul and Emma (Baron) Gumbert. Born and raised in Fort Wayne,...
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Margaret D. Coleman

November 28, 2018

Margaret D. Coleman, 85 of New Haven, IN passed away November 28, 2018. She was born June 3, 1933 in Passaic, NJ to the late Max and G. Dora (Walther) Bahr. She was graduate of Fort Wayne Northside High School. Margaret was a Secretary for the Fort Wayne Community Schools 21 years, retiring in 1987. She was a former member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, a lifelong member of the Fort Wayne...
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Donna Porter

November 25, 2018

Donna Porter, 73, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018 surrounded by her family at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in New Kensington, PA, Donna worked for Fort Wayne Community Schools until her retirement. She was a devout wife and mother and cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Clifford Porter; children, Jennifer (Scott...
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Brenda Jean (BJ) Otis

November 22, 2018

Brenda Jean "BJ" Otis, 78 of Hoagland, IN passed away November 22, 2018. She was the Manager for Sycamore Hills Turning Point for a number of years. BJ loved to sew, cook, loved barbeque, her dogs, the Kansas City Chiefs and Rock Music. She is survived by her children, Carol (Jim) Cleek, Kelley (Steve) Sobell, Shannon (Paul) Gregory, Morgan (Jeremey) Sims, Wes (Michelle) Otis, she was a...
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Nancy E. Chamberlin Hoffman

November 19, 2018

Nancy E. Chamberlin Hoffman, 82, passed away November 19, 2018. She was born in Wheeling, West Virginia on January 26, 1936, the daughter of the late James and Kathryn Chamberlin. Nancy moved with her family as a young child from West Virginia to Indiana. Nancy worked in real estate for over 40 years, beginning at Century 21/Bradley and eventually owned her own appraisal company. Nancy was a...
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Paul Stephen (Steve) Miller

November 18, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Paul Stephen ("Steve") Miller announces his sudden passing after complications to cancer, early Sunday, November 18, 2018, in Fort Wayne at the age of 71. Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Steve attended Most Precious Blood grade school and Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne. He earned his bachelor's degree in economics and philosophy at Marian...
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Carmen Amelia Liechty

October 16, 1941 - November 15, 2018

On Thursday, November 15, 2018, Carmen Amelia Liechty, loving wife and mother of three children, passed away at home at the age of 77. Carmen was born in 1941 in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico to Jesús and Leonor (Santiago) Colón. She received her practical nursing diploma in 1964 and worked as a licensed practical nurse in Aibonito, Puerto Rico. On June 6, 1970, she married John Daniel Liechty...
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Jack E Kling

November 15, 2018

JACK E. KLING, 86 passed away at his home in Fort Wayne, IN surrounded by his family, on Thursday, November, 15, 2018. He was born in Warsaw IN to the late Dewey I and Leona Kling. Jack was a US Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War. He worked a General Electric for over 30 years. Jack was a member of the I.U.E 901 and former Assistant Steward and a former member of the Southside Church of...
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Robert Elmo (Bob) Stalcup

November 15, 2018

Robert Elmo "Bob" Stalcup, beloved husband and father, passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at the age of 91 years, 8 months, and 27 days. He was born on February 19, 1927, in Greene County, Indiana, to Charles B. and Zelda M. (Blaker) Stalcup Osburn. Bob attended Purdue University, where he received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1950 and his master's degree some...
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Glenn Albert Wolff

November 14, 2018

Glenn Albert Wolff, 81, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 in his residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Glenn served honorably in the United States Army. He worked as an electrician and could do just about anything. He was a member of the Lyons Club and St. Peter's Lutheran Church. He truly enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family. He is survived by his...
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Tammy Jo Brecht

November 14, 2018

Tammy Jo Brecht, 55, passed away November 14, 2018. She was born in Angola, IN on August 21, 1963. Tammy graduated from IVY Tech as an LPN. She worked in Home Health care for several years and enjoyed working with the elderly, retiring from Bright Star. Tammy voluntarily worked for the VFW and American Legion and was an active member of both. She was passionate about helping veterans and their...
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Kjell Pedersen

November 14, 2018

Kjell Pedersen, 84, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully and entered eternal life on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Kingston of Dupont, surrounded by friends and family and his beloved sweetheart, Nancy, of 62 years. Kjell retired from International Navistar after 38 years as a Sr. Project Development Engineer. He was born February 11, 1934 in Oslo, Norway and was the son of the late Erling and...
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Kathy Kalinichenko

November 10, 2018

Kathy Kalinichenko, 96, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Arrangements entrusted to D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Homes.
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Joann Ruth Kelley

November 8, 2018

Joann Ruth Kelley, age 70, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at her residence. Mrs. Kelley was born on January 30, 1948 in Pennington Gap, VA. Joann married Harold W, Kelley in Richmond, IN. She worked in assembly at Accutech in Dayton, Oh for many years. She also was a homemaker. Joann loved fishing. She enjoyed tending to her garden, flowers, and yard work. She...
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Joseph W. Owens, Jr.

October 30, 2018

Joseph W. Owens Jr., 74 passed away on October 30, 2018 surrounded by his loving family, following his long battle with cancer. He was born on July 21, 1944 in Fort Wayne, IN, the son of the late Joseph Owens and Helen (Owens) Sgro. Joseph was a graduate of Concordia Lutheran High School, Huntington University and Indiana University. He served in the Air National Guard. He worked at Navistar for...
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Ean McKinzie Luker

October 27, 2018

Ean McKinzie Luker, 21, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, October 27, 2018 in Woodburn at home. Born in Fort Wayne, Ean was a graduate of Woodlan High School and worked at McDonald's in Woodburn. He enjoyed music, playing video games, and spending time with his friends. Above all, he loved being with his family and adored his nieces and nephews. Surviving are his parents Jeffrey Luker and Tammy...
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Lorayne D. Saunders

October 27, 2018

Lorayne D. Saunders, age 96, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Miller's Merry Manor in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Saunders was born on May 29, 1922 in San Francisco, CA to Harry Thomas and Mildred Julia (Dahmke) Darr. Lorayne graduated from Mission High School in San Francisco. She then continued her education where she earned a degree from a business college in San...
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Gracelynn Rose Wolford

October 24, 2018

Gracelynn Rose Wolford, 1, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at her home and was greeted by her grandparents in her heavenly home. She was born on November 16, 2016 in Fort Wayne, IN to Timothy James and Nichole L. (Raber) Wolford. Survivors include her parents, sister, Ashley Miller, brothers; Jadon and Collin Wolford, grandparents; Gary and Deb LoPresti, Tim Wolford,...
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H. Carolyn (Hardy) Darnell

October 22, 2018

H. Carolyn (Hardy) Darnell, age 87, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on October 22, 2018 at Parkview Randallia Hospice. She was born on September 26, 1931 in Dallas, GA. She spent much of her youth in Oviedo, Florida where she graduated from Oviedo High School and attended Orlando business school. On December 11, 1952, she married William "Bill" Darnell in Florida. Over the years, she worked...
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Mary Ella Emenhiser Geesaman

October 20, 2018

Mary Ella Emenhiser Geesaman, 92, died on October 20, 2018. Before that occurred, I chose to write my obituary. I made that choice because I want to share with my family and friends one of God's greatest blessings for me – a life filled with joy. I experienced the joy of hard work and love of family early as I was one of 15 children growing up on a farm outside of Harlan, Indiana during the...
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Helen C. (Griebel) Nahrwold

October 16, 2018

Helen C. (Griebel) Nahrwold passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. She was born October 6, 1923, the daughter of Martin W. Griebel and Amanda J. Saalfrank of rural Hoagland, IN. On September 8, 1943, she married John H. Nahrwold at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. She was a member of St. Peter's Ladies Aid and an honorary director of the Maumee...
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W. Dean Bercot

October 15, 2018

W. Dean Bercot, 89, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018 at Community Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Mr. Bercot was born on May 9, 1929 in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada to Earl and Virginia (Rudolph) Bercot. Dean graduated from High School in Gull Lake and then continued his education at International Business College in Fort Wayne where he received his Associates Degree. ...
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Edward (Ted) Gustin

October 13, 2018

Edward "Ted" Gustin of Fort Wayne, IN passed away October 13, 2018. He worked at Kroger's assisting customers with bagging and carrying groceries for 22 years. Ted was a member of the Harlan Lions Club where he enjoyed being the Lion Tamer. He is survived by his mother, Sharon E. (Thomas) Gustin, sister, Lenore (Mark) Schindler, brothers, Jonathan (Jess), Andrew (Amy) Gustin, aunts and uncles...
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Rosemary Ann Saleh

October 11, 2018

Rosemary Ann Saleh, age 78, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her family. Rosemary was born on August 21, 1940 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Raymond M. and LaMoille (Partee) O'Neill. She graduated from North Side High School in 1958 and later continued her education at Ivy Tech. Rosemary was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years,...
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Darrell O. (Pal) Watson

October 6, 2018

Darrell O. "Pal" Watson, 84, passed away on October 6, 2018. Born January 20, 1934 in Garrett, Indiana, he was the son of the late Elmer and Olive Watson. Darrell served in the Navy from 1952 and retired in 1971. After retiring from the Navy he worked at Dana, Harvester and Advanced Machine Works. He enjoyed genealogy and has a vast collection of information. Surviving are his sons, Darrell E....
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Margaret Ann Boerger

October 3, 2018

MARGARET ANN BOERGER, 76, passed away suddenly but peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, at Georgetown Place. Born Sept. 26, 1942 in Decatur, she was a daughter of Otto L. and Emma (Schumm) Boerger. She was valedictorian of her graduating class at Monmouth High School and completed an R.N. degree from Parkview Methodist School of Nursing and B.S in Nursing from Indiana University. She retired in...
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Terry Lee Vance

October 1, 2018

Terry Lee Vance, 72, was ushered into the arms of Jesus on October 1, 2018. He was born on March 12, 1946 in Freeborn, Kentucky, the son of the late Homer and Virginia Vance. Terry began playing music and singing at the age of 5 years old in the Pentecostal Church. He was raised by his Grandparents, and sharing music and church with them was one of his greatest memories. Terry served in the...
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Margareta (Gerstner) Wristpus

October 1, 2018

Margareta (Gerstner) Wristpus, 80, of Fort Wayne, passed away surrounded by her loving daughters and family on October 1, 2018 at Parkview Hospital. She was born in Forchheim, Germany on March 12, 1938. She was married to her beloved husband, JT Wristpus, for 48 years before he preceded her to Heaven, on October 20, 2002. She loved to read German novels, romance novels, crocheting, gardening,...
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Phillip D. Stackhouse

September 30, 2018

Phillip D. Stackhouse, 71, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital. Phil was born on June 30, 1947 in Kendallville, IN to the late Albert and Josephine (Fifer) Stackhouse. He was a graduate of North Side High School. Phil retired from GE/BAE after 49 years of service. He was a lifelong union member and longtime Trustee. He was a hot rod car...
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Fredric C. Mizner

September 24, 2018

Fredric C. Mizner, 71 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away September 24, 2018. He was a Train Dispatcher for the Norfolk Southern Railroad for 32 years retiring in 2007. Fredric served his country proudly in the U S Army 1967-1969. He was a member of Bellevue, Ohio Masonic Lodge #273 F & AM where he served as Master in 1986. Fredric was also a member of the VFW and enjoyed his family, golf and...
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Janet Marie Love

September 21, 2018

Janet Marie Love, 76, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, September 21, 2018 after a long illness. A lifelong resident of Fort Wayne, she was born March 18, 1942 to Leo and Esther (Roussey) Houser. She was a 1960 graduate of Central Catholic High School and worked in data processing at Peoples Trust Bank for 23 years. She married Richard Love on June 17, 1972. She enjoyed music, playing...
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Beulah G. Neff

September 20, 2018

Beulah G. Neff, 91, Shipshewana, formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away at 6:36 pm Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Life Care Center of LaGrange, IN. She was born September 24, 1926 near Shipshewana to John S. and Delcie Miller. She was married September 28, 1963 to Marvin J. Neff in Fort Wayne. He preceded her in death May 11, 2009. She graduated from Parkview Methodist School of Nursing in Fort...
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Doris (Dorie) L. Welch

September 10, 2018

Doris "Dorie" L. Welch, 97, passed away September 10, 2018. She was born in Belle Fourche, SD on July 2, 1921, the daughter of the late David and Elsie Douglass. Dorie graduated from Southside High School. She worked as an Aide at St. Joe Central Elementary. She was married to Howard Welch on August 9, 1941 and spent 70 years of marriage until his passing on March 25, 2011. Dorie was an active...
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Stevan Lamley

September 8, 2018

Stevan Lamley, passed away at home on September 8, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne on September 21, 1948 the son of the late William Lamley and Gloria Nelson who survives. Stevan was a Vietnam Veteran having served in the US Army, Airborne Special Unit, and was a POW in the Vietnam War. He was a life time member of American Legion Post #223. Stevan was an avid hunter and fisherman, he loved...
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Mary Gertrude (Gertie) Wyss

September 6, 2018

Mary Gertrude 'Gertie' Wyss, 95, of Fort Wayne, IN went to be with the Lord Sept 6, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Gertie was born July 6, 1923, in Hoagland, IN, the daughter of Bernard and Agnes Hake. She was a graduate of Hoagland High School, worked at GE for 6 years, and married John F. Wyss on July 26, 1947. He preceded her in death in 1997. She devoted her life to raising their...
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Carl Edward Johnson, Jr.

September 4, 2018

Carl Edward Johnson, Jr., passed away on September 4, 2018 at Parkview Hospital on his 75th birthday. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Carl was the son of C. Edward Johnson and M. Madeline Johnson, who predeceased him. His hobbies included cooking, eating and visiting with friends and family. Surviving are his children, Tina L. Anderson; Carl (Shannon) Johnson, III; Ryan Reynolds, and Cody ...
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Stephen Allen (Steve) Harris

September 2, 2018

Stephen Allen "Steve" Harris, 78, long-time resident of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018. Born March 26, 1940 in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late John and Mary Elizabeth (Estes) Harris. Steve was a United States Marine Corps veteran and a retired Indiana State Police Officer of 34 years. Steve was a true fan of the Old West and was an avid reader of western novels. He...
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James (Jim) Rohrer

August 29, 2018

James "Jim" Rohrer, 65, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Jim worked as a Pharmacist in or around Fort Wayne. He was a proud graduate of Purdue University. Jim loved woodworking and enjoyed science fiction and baking bread. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Beth Rohrer, daughter, Katie (Paul) Nance of Indianapolis, IN, daughter, Kristi (Stephen) Law of...
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Patricia (Pat) E. Gregg

August 29, 2018

Patricia "Pat" E. Gregg, 89 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away August 29, 2018. She had been the Office Manager for Dental Office for 54 years. She was a life member of Isaac Knapp Society, Indiana State and American Dental Association, Eastern Star Chapter# 432, Past Member Shriners Widow Club and Daughter of the Nile. Pat was survived by her son, David Gregg, grandson, Tomas Gregg and sister, Judy...
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Robert Ervin Eugene McAfee

August 28, 2018

Robert Ervin Eugene McAfee was born in Poe, Indiana on March 17, 1925 and passed away peacefully in his home with his family on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. He leaves behind his wife, June; his son, Steven (Ani); three granddaughters - Jennifer, Sarah, and Lisa; two living grandsons - Shawn, and Justin (Miranda); two sisters - Audrey and MaryLynn; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great...
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Lydia Ankipans Peralta

August 25, 2018

Lydia Ankipans Peralta, passed away on August 25th at Heritage Park Nursing Home. Lydia was born in Rezekne, Latvia in 1932. She became a refugee during World War II and immigrated to the United States after several years in a refugee camp in Germany. Lydia graduated from St. Louis University in 1957. After many years as a homemaker, she became a research librarian at Magnavox, retiring form...
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Rosemary (Rosey) C. Rounds

August 23, 2018

Rosemary "Rosey" C. Rounds, 86, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Rosey was a 1950 graduate of Central Catholic High School. She worked as a correspondence clerk with North American Van Lines for 18 years, retiring in 1989. Rosey was a charter member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and was active in the Rosary Society and The...
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Phillip R. Smith

August 19, 2018

Phillip R Smith was born at Clear Lake, Indiana on October 9, 1937 and passed into God's arms with his sister by his side at his home on August 19, 2018, Huntington, IN. Predeceased by parents Herman Smith and Anna Belle (Isenhower) Smith, and brother-in-law Paul Rumohr. Phillip is survived by his sister Sharon Rumohr of Jonesville, MI, nephew Rick (Carol Ann) Cole of Los Gatos, CA and niece...
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Kaylene D. Wannemacher

August 19, 2018

Kaylene D. Wannemacher , 68, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Richard C and Margaret C Sebold. Kaylene graduated from Concordia High School in 1968 and earned her teaching degree from Ball State and her Masters from Indiana University Fort Wayne. She taught elementary education for several years and was the Pre...
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Anastasia Katsis

August 15, 2018

Anastasia Katsis, 91 of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away August 15, 2018. Born On March 15, 1927, in Nestorio, Kastoria, Greece, she was a seamstress for Bennet Manufacturing in New Haven, IN for over 24 years. Anastasia was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church where she was a member of Philoptochos. She was very social and loved to spend time with her family and friends. Her...
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Eula E. Howard

August 15, 2018

Eula E. Howard, 93, passed away on August 15, 2018. She was born in Antwerp, OH on July 17, 1925, the daughter of the late J. Weldon and Nola Powell. Eula married John W. Howard on May 30, 1943 and shared 53 years of marriage together before his passing. Eula was a Welcome Wagon Hostess for some time, and also worked for 7 years at the Colony Shop, a ladies clothing store. Surviving are her son,...
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Ernest E. Evans, Jr.

August 12, 2018

Ernest E. Evans Jr., 84, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2018 at his home in Fort Wayne, IN. surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Marion, IN, to the late Ernest E and Nellousie Evans Sr. Ernest graduated from Marion High School in 1951, Indiana University in 1955 and IU Law School in1961. He worked at Midwest United Life Insurance Company for 1970-1984 and retired in 1998 as V.P....
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George H. Abels

August 11, 2018

George H. Abels, age 91, passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at his residence with his family by his side. He was born on September 24, 1926 in Evanston, Illinois. Mr. Abels served his country honorably with the United States Navy during World War II. In 1950, he graduated from The Ohio State University. The greatest day of his life was when he met Ruth Werling at Bledsoe's Beach Lake...
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A. Michael (Mike) Stedge

August 1, 2018

A. Michael "Mike" Stedge, 73 of Fort Wayne, IN went to be with the Lord on August 1, 2018. Mike was Co-Owner of Stedge Plumbing & Heating, Inc. since 1972. He was previously employed by the Trane Corp in Chicago, IL. Mike is survived by his loving wife, Barbara L. (Spierse) Stedge, children, Steven Stedge, Jeffrey (Kari) Stedge, Jonathan (Sarah Endris) Stedge, grandchildren, Brayden, Zachariah,...
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James Ackmann

August 1, 2018

James Ackmann, 87, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Greystone Health and Rehabilitation. Mr. Ackmann was born on April 4, 1931 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to William and Eleanor (Luplow) Ackmann. He graduated from Concordia High School in Wisconsin and continued his education at Concordia Jr. College, Wisconsin and Concordia College River Forest, Illinois. He...
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Elsie Mae (Grimes) Harshman

July 31, 2018

Obituary for Elsie Mae (Grimes) Harshman Elsie Harshman went peacefully to heaven on July 31, 2018 @ Diversicare Providence Retirement Community in Clarksville, IN. She was born in Paulding County, Ohio on February 9, 1923 to the late Frank and Myrta (Adams) Grimes. She was also preceded in death by her husband William Charles Harshman, her brothers Verlin, Robert, Donald, John Grimes and her...
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Mary Jo Baughman

July 29, 2018

Mary Jo Baughman, 94, passed away on July 29, 2018. She was born in Benton County, Indiana on April 3, 1924, the daughter of the late Edward and Maggie Nichols. She attended International Business College, and spent 43 years of marriage with her late husband, Arthur Baughman. Mary Jo worked at the Charter Place as a bookkeeper for 20 years until her retirement. Mary Jo enjoyed volunteering at...
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Rosemary A. Smith

July 27, 2018

Rosemary A. Smith, 90, of Fort Wayne, slipped quietly into the arms of Jesus at her granddaughter Angie's house, surrounded by her loving family on July 27, 2018. She was the daughter of Fred and Rose Seiler. She was married to her husband, Lyle, for 61 years. He preceded her in death in 2009. Rosemary worked at Hutiners Paris and later for FWCS food service at South Side High School and...
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Howard L. McEwen

July 25, 2018

Howard L. McEwen, 72, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Detroit, MI, Howard worked as an X-Ray Technician with GE Medical Systems. He was a graduate from Cody High School and served honorably in the U.S Navy. Howard was a member of the Huntertown Woodworking Club. He enjoyed woodworking and being outdoors kayaking. He was an avid reader and liked mystery novels. He loved...
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Frederick (Fred) W. Domrow

July 23, 2018

Frederick (Fred) W. Domrow , 92, Ft. Wayne, passed away Monday, July 23, 2018 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Minonk, Illinois to the late Paul and Minnie (Durre) Domrow, Sr. and grew up in Blue Island, Illinois. Fred served his country during WW II and received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Fred received his Bachelor's degree from Capital University,...
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William Francis Edwards

July 17, 2018

William Francis Edwards, 94 of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away July 17, 2018. He was born on February 26, 1924 to the late Alfred James and Elizabeth (Fields) Edwards in Fort Wayne, IN. William served his country proudly in the U S Navy. He served the Fort Wayne community from 1951-1972 with the Fort Wayne Police Department retiring as a Captain with the Vice and Narcotics Division. He loved...
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Thelma Lorene Gillenwater

July 12, 2018

Thelma Lorene Gillenwater of Fort Wayne, passed away July 12, 2018 at the age of 89. She was born January 4, 1929 to the late Everett and Rosella Harvey. On June 28, 1947, she married Walter Wayne Gillenwater, who preceded her in death in 1995. She is survived by her loving sons, Doug (April) Gillenwater and Mark (Jackie) Gillenwater, both of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren, Shelly (Steve) Bower,...
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Daniel Bruce Mayfield

July 8, 2018

Daniel Bruce Mayfield, 70, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 at his home in Fort Wayne. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN. He was born to the late Fay and Angelina Mayfield. Daniel graduated from North Side High School in 1967 and was a US Army Veteran. He worked at the VA Hospital for 30 years in the dietary department and also for 10 years at St. Anne Retirement Home. ...
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Phyllis Grace Bruick

July 7, 2018

Phyllis Grace Bruick, 88, passed away on July 7, 2018. She was born in a farm house in Scalp Level, PA near Johnstown, PA on November 18, 1929, the daughter of the late Harry and Maude Meese. She moved with her mother and sister at the age of 10 to Fort Wayne. She met her husband, Bob Bruick at Bells Skating Rink in New Haven, IN. She was a roller skate dancer. Phyllis was a long time member of...
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Roberta L. Didion

July 3, 2018

Roberta L. Didion , 87, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne to the late Paul and Louise (Miller) Ladd. Roberta worked as a registered nurse with Parkview Hospital for 25yrs years, retiring in 1978. She was a member of St Judes Catholic Church and the Parkview Alumni. She married Louis "Mick" J. Didion on February 20,...
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Carsten Emmet Retrum

June 29, 2018

Carsten Emmet Retrum, just three weeks short of his one 100th birthday, died peacefully on Friday, June 29, 2018, at home. Born in Peterson, Minnesota, Carsten enjoyed a happy childhood with his two brothers, Rowland and Fergus, under the watchful eyes of their parents Flora and Obert Retrum. In 1944 Carsten married Anna Jean Davis, the love of his life. They were a loving and caring team for...
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Dorothy R. Gatchell

June 27, 2018

Dorothy R. Gatchell, 88, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Payne, OH, Dorothy was a 1948 high school graduate of Central High School. She was an avid euchre and card game player. She enjoyed going to Wrigley Field in Georgetown to play Texas Hold em'. Surviving are her children, David J. Gatchell of Kokomo, IN, Ronald D. (Tina) Gatchell of Columbia City, IN, Jane L (Mark...
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Marion P. "Pete" Clark

June 24, 2018

Marion P. "Pete" Clark , 92, passed away Sunday, June 24, in Gainesville, GA. Born in Dunkirk, IN, to George A. and Stella H. Clark. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Navy Seabee's. Pete graduated from Indiana University in 1950 and married Iona Fisher from Toronto, Ontario, Canada in January 1964. He was employed at Zollner Piston until his retirement in 1989. After his...
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Marion P. (Pete) Clark

June 24, 2018

Marion P. "Pete" Clark , 92, passed away Sunday, June 24, in Gainesville, GA. Born in Dunkirk, IN, to George A. and Stella H. Clark. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Navy Seabee's. Pete graduated from Indiana University in 1950 and married Iona Fisher from Toronto, Ontario, Canada in January 1964. He was employed at Zollner Piston for 20 until his retirement in 1989. After his...
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Ivah M. Longardner

November 15, 1922 - June 21, 2018

Longardner, Ivah M. passed away on Thursday, June 21st, 2018. She was born in Chariton, Iowa on November 15, 1922 to John and Paschal Parry. Soon after, the family moved to Ottumwa, Iowa where she attended schools graduating from Ottumwa High School in 1940. She was employed by the telephone company until moving to Fort Wayne in 1943 where she worked for the Indiana State Highway Division. She...
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Wayne C. Whisler

June 17, 2018

Wayne C. Whisler, 93, of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018. Born June 21, 1924 in Fort Wayne, IN, he was the son of the late Cassius and Ann (Bender) Whisler. He served in US Navy Seabees in World War II, worked at Fruehauf Trailers as a welder, and was President of Fruehauf and Phelps Dodge Credit Union. Wayne will be remembered for his infectious charm and sense of humor, sharp...
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