Our Obituaries

Natasha Jones

November 12, 2019

Natasha Sabine Jones, 25, passed away on November 12, 2019. She was born in Fort Bragg, NC on December 1, 1993. She attended middle school at Lane Middle School and graduated from Snider High School. She loved music, fishing with her dad, and reading books. Most recently she was employed by CheckSmart. Natasha was a hard worker, loving mother, great sister, and daughter. She loved her niece and...
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Ann Lane

November 10, 2019

Ann Lane, 91 passed away November 10, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, IN. She was born September 16, 1928 in LaCenter, KY to the late Taft and Frankie Burnett. Ann had a passion and love for music and enjoyed singing and playing the guitar. She is survived by her children Susan (Brian) Jones, Mark (Fran) Lane both of Fort Wayne, IN; Tom (Jeanette) Lane of Bluffton, IN;...
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Lillian Louise (Ford) Geeting

October 30, 2019

Lillian Louise (Ford) Geeting, 92, of Fort Wayne, went home to the Lord on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. She was born to the late Frank L. Ford Sr. and Bernice (Reddin) Ford on May 29, 1927 in Fort Wayne. Lillian graduated from Elmhurst High School and Cincinnati Bible Seminary. She taught at Mount Mission School in Grundy, VA for 38 years. She enjoyed reading and volunteering at Golden Years...
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Debra (Debbie) Connett

October 19, 2019

Debra "Debbie" Connett passed away Saturday Oct 19, 2019 surrounded by family. Born on Dec 15, 1955 to Don and Mary George, Deb nurtured a life-long love of learning and teaching – working in parochial schools, preschool, as a substitute, and as a tutor. She was an active member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, particularly encouraging the United Methodist Women's groups in community...
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Neil Allen McCoy

April 30, 1943 - October 17, 2019

Neil Allen McCoy, 76, of Englewood, FL, formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away October 17, 2019 at his home. He was born April 30, 1943 in Fort Wayne to the late Basil and Louise (Lavine) McCoy. He was married to Linda L. Buell for 53 wonderful years. Neil was a Fort Wayne fire fighter for 25 years before retiring. He then went on to retire from Holland Trucking. He served in the Air National...
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Terrie Kay Tschantz

October 13, 2019

TERRIE KAY TSCHANTZ, 73, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family. A native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, Terrie was the daughter of the late Thomas Dean and Betty Jane Haviland. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend, whom provided lifelong care for her special daughter Stacey. She will be truly missed...
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Beverly Miller

October 9, 2019

BEVERLY MILLER, 76, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. Born in Pontiac, Mich. on Nov. 30, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Garland Wells Sr. Beverly worked as a teacher for over 40 years and retired from Blackhawk Middle School. She was a member at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church where she was active in the choirs and musical programs. She is survived by her children,...
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James C. Fisher

October 6, 2019

James C. Fisher, 87, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019. He was born to the late Carl and Goldie (Sprain) Fisher on October 22, 1931 in Decatur, IN. On February 25, 1951 he married Phyllis J. Morrison, who preceded him in death. James attended Trinity Church of the Nazarene. He owned and operated Fisher Electric Motor Services along with his brother, Jack T. Fisher, who...
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Frank Smola

October 5, 2019

Frank Smola, 98, of Fort Wayne passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the VA Medical Center. Frank was born October 9, 1920 in Fort Wayne to the late Albert and Mary (Kucia) Smola. Frank was a World War II Army veteran. He retired in 1985 as the plant manager with France Stone Company. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Surviving is his daughter, Deborah (Stephen) Zeigler; son...
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Lucinda (Cindy) Kay (Pratt) Shook

October 4, 2019

Lucinda "Cindy" Kay (Pratt) Shook, 62, resident of Angola, born in Gas City, passed away in her home Friday, October 4th, 2019. Cindy was born March 5, 1957 in Gas City, the daughter of Jack & Shirley Pratt. She married James Shook on June 13, 2009. Cindy worked for Lutheran Hospital for 20 years, and she was recently working for Home Sweet Home and helping her daughter run Tillies Boutique....
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Joseph N. Markiton

June 15, 1943 - September 19, 2019

Joseph (Nick) N. Markiton, 76, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019 at home. He served in the U.S. Navy at Guantanamo Bay. Nick was born in North Carolina to John Markiton, Jr. and Eva Maxine (Branch) Markiton. He was later raised by Robert and Fran Murphy of Fort Wayne. He is survived by his wife, Deborah (Harris) Markiton; three daughters, Amy (Ed) McCarthy; Carla (Tracey) Hughes; and...
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Larry Blair

September 12, 2019

Larry Blair, 78, loving Husband and Father passed away on September 12, 2019 at home surrounded by his family. He was born on March 2, 1941 in Eaton, IN, the son of the late William & Mardale Blair. Larry attended Northside High school. He served on the Fort Wayne Fire Department for 30 years and received several awards including the 2010 Retiree of the year award for unselfishly volunteering...
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Lee T. Myers

September 11, 2019

Lee T. Myers, age 85, passed peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, IN. Lee was born on April 10, 1934 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He served in the Air Force for four years and was stationed in Duluth, Minnesota, where he met his wife of 60 years, Gail (Miller) Myers. He is survived by his wife, Gail; son, Steve (Amy)...
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Ann M. Matteson

April 6, 1930 - September 9, 2019

Ann M. Matteson, 89, of Fort Wayne passed away September 9, 2019 at Signature Care Nursing Home. Ann was born April 6, 1930 in Reynolds, IN to the late Stanley and Elsie (Wertin) Callahan. She worked for Magnavox for 30 years and Parker Hannifin for over 10 years before retiring. Surviving are her sons, Colby (Geri Jordan) Matteson and Doug (Gracie) Matteson, both of Fort Wayne; six...
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James T. Maley

September 8, 2019

James T. Maley, age 78, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at his residence. He was born on June 17, 1941 in Fort Wayne to Roy and Gleniveive (Langas) Maley. Jim attended North Side High School and then continued his education at IPFW in Fort Wayne where he studied anthropology. Jim served his country honorably with the United States Air Force. On August 18, 1970, he...
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Allan R. Straten

September 8, 2019

Allan R. Straten, 79, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019. He was born on July 13, 1940 in Jersey City, New Jersey to the late Thomas and Mary (Egan) Straten, and was raised in Hoboken, New Jersey. Allan was a graduate of Demarest H.S. in Hoboken, NJ and a graduate of Defiance College, in Defiance, Ohio with a bachelor's degree. Allan taught for 25 years in Hoboken, NJ and was...
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Janice B. Heller

September 8, 2019

Janice B. Heller, 69, of Fort Wayne, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus at her home on September 8, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Lyle and Rosemary Smith. She worked for a short time as a nurse at Lutheran Hospital but then chose to devote her life to raising her kids. She will live on in our hearts forever. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Richard Heller; son, Jeff...
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John F. Snyder

September 8, 2019

John F. Snyder, 79, passed away at home surrounded by family on September 8, 2019. He was born in Crestline, Ohio on April 19, 1940 the son of the late Donald and Grace Snyder. John served in the United States Air Force from 1962 to 1966 when he was Honorably discharged. John retired from ITT after 38 years of employment. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Susan Snyder; children, Julie ...
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Brenda Kay Geiger

July 11, 1969 - September 5, 2019

Brenda Kay Geiger, 50, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home. She was born July 11, 1969 in Fort Wayne to Robert W. and Tymme Sue (Ramey) Hamilton. Brenda graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1987. She then graduated from Trine University where she obtained a Bachelor's in Applied Management. In 1994, she married Tim Allen Geiger at...
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Dawson (D-Thang) Edward Lothamer

September 3, 2019

Dawson "D-Thang" Edward Lothamer, 14, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at his residence. He was born on August 15, 2005 in Fort Wayne to Glen Edward and Elisabeth A. (Heingartner) Lothamer. Dawson attended Blackhawk Middle School. He was a sports enthusiast and excelled in all sports he attempted. Dawson played football, basketball, baseball, and one season did...
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Kathryn O. Mills

February 11, 1932 - September 3, 2019

Kathryn O. Mills, 87, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Golden Years in Fort Wayne. She was born on February 11, 1932 to the late Herbert and Nora (Meitzler) Mueller. She graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School. On January 16, 1954, she married James O. Mills at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne. He preceded her in death in 2017. Kathryn was a...
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John Daniel Liechty

September 1, 2019

John Daniel Liechty, 71, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019. Originally named Juan Daniel Ortiz Santiago, he was born on March 21, 1948 in Puerto Rico. His first name became John and nickname "Danny" when he was adopted as an infant by the late Simon and Leah (Delagrange) Liechty of Spencerville, Indiana. Adopted together with his twin sister, Carmen Anna, his family left...
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Eileen L. Fisher

September 1, 2019

Eileen L. Fisher, 68 of Fort Wayne, passed away on September 1, 2019 at the Visiting Nurse Hospice Home after battling Cirrhosis of the liver. She was born on October 31, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Arthur Czarkowski and Corrine V. Hogue. Eileen worked at ITT Corp Exelis Inc- Harris Corp, for 20 years, retiring in 2013. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Steven W. Fisher of...
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Delbert Joseph Minnick

September 1, 2019

Delbert Joseph Minnick, 94, was called home to Heaven on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Parkview Randallia in patient hospice in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Hoagland, IN to the late John and Agnes (Diver) Minnich. He married Rita M. (Horstman) Minnick on May 17, 1947 and she preceded him in death in 2015. He attended Sacred Heart Crozier House Seminary and, at the age of 18, left the seminary to...
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Clem O. Moses

September 1, 2019

Clem O. Moses, 84, of Fort Wayne, IN and formerly of Ohio, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at his residence. He was born on June 13, 1935 in Rittman, OH to the late Clem O. and Icona Inez (Schell) Moses. On August 3, 1987, he married Linda Good in Van Wert, OH. Clem worked in agriculture sales for many years. He loved all animals, especially his little girls who have crossed the ...
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Melvin R. (Mel) Arnold

August 29, 2019

Melvin R. (Mel) Arnold, 94 years old, passed away on August 29, 2019 in Fort Wayne with his loving family by his side. He was born in Allen County and graduated from Huntertown High School and International Business College. He served 2 1/2 years in the United States Navy, serving in the Pacific during World War II. He was employed by Detmer & Co. CPA firm, retired as Vice President from Inland...
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Joel Swart

August 27, 2019

Joel Swart, 41, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Born on February 11, 1978 in Kettering, Ohio. He received an Associate's degree, later working as an engineer. Joel was one of the founders of the Pour Misfits brew crew. He loved to attend many concerts and watching the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks. He also loved his dogs Tank, Zombie, and Bruce. He is survived by his...
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Carol A Parker

December 24, 1963 - August 21, 2019

Carol A. Packer, 55 of Fort Wayne died peacefully Wednesday. Carol was born December 24, 1963 in Fort Wayne to the late K Earl and Marcia (Adler) Packer. She was dearly loved by her guardian Teri Stangle and advocate James Stangle; sister, Mary K. Packer; brother, Jim Packer; and many loyal and caring care givers from Bethesda Lutheran Communities. We will miss our dear Carol's contagious...
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Jane Elizabeth Minick

February 13, 1949 - August 21, 2019

Jane Elizabeth Minick, faithful to her Lord, to her life's end, died in peace August 21, 2019 at her home in Fort Wayne, IN. Cancer consumed her body, but never touched her tender soul. Jane's spontaneous love for her family and friends is her legacy. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne and was the oldest child of the late CL and Dorothy "Stier" Oury. Jane mothered two...
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Carol A. Packer

December 24, 1963 - August 21, 2019

Carol A. Packer, 55 of Fort Wayne died peacefully Wednesday evening. Carol was born December 24, 1963 in Fort Wayne to the late K Earl and Marcia (Adler) Packer. She was dearly loved by her guardian Teri Stangle and advocate James Stangle; sister, Mary K. Packer; brother, Jim Packer; and many loyal and caring care givers from Bethesda Lutheran Communities. We will miss our dear Carol's...
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Michael C. Ester

August 19, 2019

Michael Curtis Ester, 45, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019. He was born in Van Wert, OH, on April 27, 1974. Mike graduated from Snider High School in 1992 and from Manchester College in 1997, and received a Master's Degree from Olivet Nazarene University. He was a teacher with Fort Wayne Community Schools, and coached wrestling for 22 years. His love of wrestling...
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Don B. McClure

August 18, 2019

Don B. McClure, 86, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Aperion Care Nursing Home in Fort Wayne, In. He was born in Canada and served honorably in the United States Airforce. He married Yvonne Lamar McClure and she preceded him in death on Monday, July 22, 2019. Surviving are his children, Robyn (Larry) Ross and Ronna Coates; grandchildren, Fawn (Jason) Scherenchel, Amber (Jeremy) Sinke, and...
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Herbert Lewis Fuller

January 17, 1929 - August 16, 2019

Herbert Lewis Fuller, 90, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Friday, August 16, 2019 at his residence. Arrangements by D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Homes of Fort Wayne.
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Richard Lewis Dye

August 15, 2019

Richard Lewis Dye, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2019. Born on September 8, 1935 in Fostoria, Ohio to the late Lewis Butler and Fern (Dye) Bradford. He served in the United States Navy for six years. Was a diehard Ohio State Buckeye football fan, enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. Richard is survived by his daughter, Pamela (Tod) Grabbe; sons, Richard ...
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Carmelita Morrison

August 14, 2019

Carmelita Morrison's heartfelt and oft repeated desire to go "home to be with Jesus" was granted on August 14, 2019, when our LORD removed her from her earthly trial of pain at Lutheran Life Villages. Carmelita was born in Grover Hill, OH, on July 12, 1926 to John J. and Minnie (Leiter) Sheely and lived to be 93 years old. Carmelita loved serving the LORD-- she sang in the choir, taught Sunday...
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Scott F. Russell

August 12, 2019

Scott F. Russell, 45, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019. He was born on January 23, 1974 in Fort Wayne to Richard Russell and Phyllis (Croaff) Russell. Scott graduated from Snider High School in 1993. He enjoyed watching sports with his dad and playing with his parent's cats, Scratches, Buddy, Adeline, and Clementine. He was previously employed by Best Buy and McDonald's. ...
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Carolyn Louise Brown

August 10, 2019

Carolyn Louise Brown, 84, passed away suddenly August 10, 2019. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois she attended Kalamazoo College, where she met and married Charles J. Brown in 1954. Preceded in death are her son, Michael L.Brown. Surviving family members are her sister, Doris Clements of Orange, California, her husband Charles of 65 years, 3 children, Kimberly ( Charlie ), Clark ( Charity )...
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Marian Nicholas

August 5, 2019

Marian Nicholas, 89, of Bloomington, IN formerly of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 at her residence. Arrangements by D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home of Fort Wayne.
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Norma J. Malone

July 30, 2019

Norma J Malone, 91, of Indianapolis formerly of Fort Wayne passed away on July 30, 2019. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on September 25 ,1927, the daughter of the late John and Maude Roller Ritter. She attended North Side HS and later was a Model and worked at Hutners Paris and L.S. Ayers. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the joy of life. She will be fondly remembered by her loving...
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Dorothy M. (Butterworth) Smith

July 29, 2019

Dorothy M. (Butterworth) Smith, 96, died Monday, July 29, 2019, at Grey Stone Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born to the late Ebenezer and Agnes Butterworth on March 1, 1923 in Coldwater, MI. In March 1943, she enlisted in the first U.S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve during WWII and served for two and a half years. She worked for New York Bell Telephone in Long Island...
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Brian Edward Just

July 27, 2019

Brian Edward Just, 49, of Fort Wayne passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019. Born on March 26, 1970 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science and Certifications In Quality Control. Brian was a member of the Snider High School, Club Olympia and Blackhawk swim teams. He was very passionate about his family and was a giving person with a big heart. Very proud...
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Shirley Ann (Ferguson) Weissert

July 27, 2019

Shirley Ann (Ferguson) Weissert, age 86, passed away peacefully on July 27, 2019 surrounded by her husband and children. She was born on November 4, 1932 in Columbia City, IN to Floyd Ferguson and Mildred (Hufman) Ferguson, who predeceased her. Shirley graduated from Columbia City High School and earned both bachelors and masters degrees from Indiana University. At IU, she was President of her...
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Sally Russell

July 25, 2019

Sally Russell, 75, passed away July 25, 2019. She was born on October 10, 1943, in Marion, AL, the daughter of the late Enoch Dunkin and Mary Martin-Dunkin. Sally obtained an Associate's Degree from IVY Tech, in Nursing, and started her professional career of 40+ years at Lutheran Hospital in Pediatrics. She moved on to work at Kindred HealthCare where she worked for several years. She...
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Lawrence (Larry) (Grampy) C. Moon

July 25, 2019

Lawrence "Larry" "Grampy" C. Moon, 92, of New Haven, IN passed away to his Heavenly Father on Thursday, July 25, 2019. Larry was born on November 20, 1926 in Wiville, AR to Walter and Blanch (Arbegast) Moon. He graduated High School and also attended a year of college. Larry served his country honorably with the United States Army in the Philippines from January of 1945-November of 1946. In...
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Yvonne Lamar McClure

July 22, 2019

Yvonne Lamar McClure, age 79, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. Mrs. McClure was born on February 20, 1940, in Riverside, CA to Clyde C. and Vera Mae (McKennan) Groomer. Survivors include her spouse, Don McClure of Fort Wayne, IN, daughters; Robyn (Larry) Ross of Lansing, MI and Ronna Coates of Fort Wayne, IN, grandchildren; Fawn (Jason)...
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Mary Ann Mickelini

July 21, 2019

Mary Ann Mickelini, 90, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Signature Healthcare in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Decatur, IN to the late Joseph C. and Florence (Bremerkamp) Laurent. Mary Ann graduated from Decatur Catholic High School in 1946. She worked for Hutner's for 19 years, retiring in 1984. She married Lambert Mickelini on August 27, 1955 and he preceded her in death in 2012. She was...
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Helen Jane Harless

July 21, 2019

Helen Jane Harless, 99, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Signature Healthcare in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Elkhart, IN to the late John and Mabel (McLain) Reed. She married James Leon Harless on June 20, 1943 and he preceded her in death. Surviving is her son, Robert L. Harless; five grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Helen was also preceded in death by her granddaughter,...
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Ezra Miller, Jr.

July 17, 2019

Ezra Miller,Jr., 66, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019. He was a self employed Amish Taxi driver. Ezra was a dependable driver and friend. He is survived by his fiance Barbara Graber, daughters Amanda (Craig) Mae Cassidy, Tammy Miller, Carolyn Miller, brother Amos Miller, Louis Miller, sister Mildred Miller, brother in-law Lavern Schwartz, step-sons John Graber, Christopher Gillingham,...
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Dolores J. Ruckman

May 16, 1932 - July 15, 2019

Dolores J. Ruckman, 87 passed away Monday, July 15, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center of Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was born May 16, 1932 in Antwerp, Ohio to the late Harold J. and Dorothy M. Powell. She was the 1950 class valedictorian of Harlan High School. Dolores was an Avon representative for 10 years. She was a member of Harlan United Methodist Church and she was the church treasurer...
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Geneva Mennewisch

July 14, 2019

Geneva Mennewisch, 93, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019 at her residence in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Ravenna, KY. She married James Herbert Mennewisch in 1953 and he preceded her in death. Geneva enjoyed attending Blackhawk Christian Church. Surviving is her niece Terry (Phil) Hicks. Funeral service 2:00 pm Thursday, August 1, 2019 at D.O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home with...
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Audie M. Smith

July 11, 2019

Audie M. Smith, 89, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Majestic Care in New Haven, IN. She was born in Madisonville, KY to the late Elvis and Evelyn Curneal. She married Thomas Smith on September 10, 1955 and he survives. Audie was a member of Maplecrest Kingdom Hall. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards, and loved her church. Surviving are her son, Jim Prowse; two grandchildren; three great...
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Virgil Allen Lanning, Sr.

September 4, 1925 - June 29, 2019

Virgil Allen Lanning Sr., 93, passed away on June 29, 2019. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on September 4, 1925, the son of the late Otto and Edna Lanning. Virgil served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as gunner mate on the USS Concord and was a charter member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Virgil worked at International Harvester for 38 years before his retirement. He was an avid...
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Mary Frances Brickner

May 4, 1947 - June 27, 2019

Mary Frances Bricker, 72, of Ft. Wayne, IN passed away Thursday, June 26, 2019. She was born on May 4, 1947 the daughter of Jimmie Lou and Virginia Mae (Newvine) Fowler. She married Kevin Bricker on August 1, 1981. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, scrapbooking and photos. Surviving relatives include her husband, Kevin Bricker; daughters, Kelsie Bricker; Kimberly Bricker; grandchildren,...
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Andrew T. Minick

November 5, 1970 - June 27, 2019

Andrew T. Minick, passed away on June 27, 2019 after a short battle with colon cancer. He was born on November 5, 1970 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Andy enjoyed music of all types, but specifically Rock and Roll. In his spare time he enjoyed cooking out on the grill and spending time with his family. He worked at Steve Miller Construction, and most recently Ralph Bean and Sons Painting. Andy was a man...
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Mary Frances Bricker

May 4, 1947 - June 26, 2019

Mary Frances Bricker, 72, of Ft. Wayne, IN passed away Thursday, June 26, 2019. She was born on May 4, 1947 the daughter of Jimmie Lou and Virginia Mae (Newvine) Fowler. She married Kevin Bricker on August 1, 1981. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, scrapbooking and photos. Surviving relatives include her husband, Kevin Bricker; daughters, Kelsie Bricker; Kimberly Bricker; grandchildren, Khia and...
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Joseph Hill Richardson

June 21, 2019

Dr. Joseph Hill Richardson, 91, passed away June 21, 2019. Joe was married to Joan Grace Richardson, who preceded him in death. He is survived by three children and six grandsons. Aside from his private practice in internal medicine, Joe was a pilot and scuba diver who possessed a lifelong love of learning, teaching, and the great outdoors. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no funeral...
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Linda Lou (Nini) Frank

November 24, 1941 - June 21, 2019

Linda Lou "Nini" Frank, 77, passed away on June 21, 2019. She was born on November 24, 1941 in Columbia City, IN, the daughter of the late Leroy and Dortha Putnam. Linda graduated with the first class from Columbia City High School. She raised her family, then went to work at the Yellow Pages for a time before retiring and continuing to care for her mother, husband, and son. She enjoyed spending...
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Elmer J. Evard

January 28, 1924 - June 19, 2019

Elmer J. Evard, 95, of Fort Wayne, went home to the Lord and was reunited with the love of his life, Grace, on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. He was born on January 28, 1924 in Fort Wayne to the late Charles and Catherine (Zuber) Evard. Elmer went to Central Catholic High School. He proudly served during World War II and flew 51 missions. After the war, Elmer worked at Berghoff Brewery before joining...
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Everleigh Elizabeth Applegate

June 19, 2019

Everleigh Elizabeth Applegate, infant daughter of Cole M and Abby G (Henline) Applegate, passed away on June 19, 2019. She is also survived by her grandparents, Tammy and Darrell Henline, Kevin and Erin Applegate, and Andrea Applegate; great-grandparents, Howard and Janice Ridings, and Dennis and Jo Hostetter; aunts and uncles, Rachel and Richard Igney, Sydney, Preston, and Sophia Applegate,...
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Ann (Stengren) Alcenius

December 15, 1928 - June 16, 2019

Ann (Stengren) Alcenius of Hartford Dr, Fort Wayne, IN, entered her heavenly home on June 16, 2019. She was greeted with open arms by her husband, Richard Alcenius, and her parents Sten & Marie (Grauer) Stengren. Ann was born on December 15, 1928 and enjoyed a long life. Her love of dogs kept her busy in between her activities with the Gad About Club, Encore, and the Hummel Club. Her son Tim...
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Maria M. Renteria

March 16, 1929 - June 12, 2019

Maria M. Renteria, 90, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2019. She was born to the late Jose C. and Lorenza Martinez Mendoza on March 16, 1929 in Eagle Pass, TX. Maria loved to dance with her late husband, Nick. She enjoyed cooking, needlepoint, sewing, and her family. Maria is survived by her sons, Rodolfo "Rudy", Ricardo "Rick", and Reynaldo "Rey" Renteria; 6 grandchildren; 10...
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Joseph Robinson

July 27, 1927 - June 12, 2019

Joseph Robinson, 91, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Mr. Robinson was born on July 27, 1927 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Edgar and Mary (Denner) Robinson. He graduated from Central High School in Fort Wayne. Joe served his country honorably with the United States Marines during World War II. On September 21, 1947, he married the...
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Thomas A. Watt

March 26, 1948 - June 11, 2019

Thomas A Watt, 71, passed away on June 11, 2019. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on March 26, 1948, the son of the late Richard and Gwendolyn Cavinder. Tom graduated from North Side High School and went on to obtain a Bachelor's degree from Indiana Wesleyan University, and a Master's degree from Associate Mennonite Seminary and also attended IPFW for a short time. Tom served in the U.S. Army...
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Mary Joan Allen

June 9, 2019

Mary Joan Allen, 89, passed away in Fort Wayne, Indiana surrounded by her family, on June 9, 2019. She was born in Bedford, Indiana on March 29, 1930, the daughter of the late David and Fannie (Cezar) Allen. She is survived by her brother, Donald Allen of Butler, Indiana; nieces, Sara Allen of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Jennifer (John) Sargent of New Haven, Indiana; nephew, David (Bobbi Jo) Allen,...
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F. Ruth (Osborn) Priest

June 9, 2019

F. Ruth Osborn Priest, 74, of Fort Wayne, IN, formerly of Archbold, OH, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019. She was born to the late F. Lyle and Catherine (Dorsheimer) Osborn on July 31, 1944 in Wauseon, OH. Ruth worked for the Allen County Sherriff Department then retired from the Allen County Government. Her greatest joy was in caring and giving to others. Ruth leaves behind many beloved...
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Jim (Lavon James) Miller

June 6, 2019

Jim Miller (Lavon James Miller), 74, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, previously of Leo, Indiana passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at home. Surviving are his son, Ryan Miller and (Kaci, Josiah, Avya & Linda Miller) of Leo; sister, Debra Miller of Fort Wayne; wife, Lu Miller from China & Lu's son, Tony (Michelle & Terry) from Los Angeles, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Amos and Irene...
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Keiko Isaka Conquest

May 21, 2019

Keiko Isaka Conquest, 84, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully at home on May 21, 2019 surrounded by family. She was born in Yokosuka, Japan to the late Shigeru and Midori (Murata) Isaka. She worked on US Army and US Navy bases in Japan. In 1968 she married LCDR Donald D. Conquest. She became a Naturalized citizen in 1970 and was a Federal Employee in supportive services with the US Army and US...
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Evelyn Lucille Timme

May 19, 2019

Evelyn Lucille Timme, age 94, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away peacefully at home on Sunday May 19, 2019 surrounded by her family. Evelyn was born June 15, 1924 in Fort Wayne, to the late Theodore Gephart and Velma (Heath) Voght. She was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church for many years. Evelyn was very passionate about sewing, gardening, cooking, reading the bible and singing. She...
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Margaret I. Vaught

May 16, 2019

Margaret I. Vaught, 93, of Fort Wayne, went Home to the Lord on Thursday, May 16, 2019. She was born to the late Clell and Lucella (McBee) Jones on January 13, 1926 in Piqua, OH. On May 24, 1942 in Science Hill, KY she married the late Rev. Edward S. Vaught. Margaret was a devout Christian and was a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church, where her late husband was the pastor. She was the...
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David Earl Burton

May 11, 2019

David Earl Burton, 92, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019. He was born to late David Earl and Amy (Bass) Burton Sr. on October 14, 1926 in St. Louis, MO. David proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on LST 1053. He retired from International Harvester in 1987 after 39 years. He was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan. David was also a member of the Masonic Lodge,...
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Marlene (Kay) Dixon

May 11, 2019

Marlene "Kay" Dixon, 80, passed away on May 11, 2019. She was born on June 26, 1938, in Liberty, IN at home, the daughter of the late Virgil and Pauline Belden. Kay married James Dixon on June 15, 1957 and they spent 54 years together before his passing. Kay and Jim enjoyed attending Komet Hockey games and were season ticket holders for many years. She was a sports fan, especially of IU...
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Wayne L. Wever

May 5, 2019

Wayne L. Wever, 81, passed away on May 5, 2019. He was born on December 15, 1937 to the late George Robert Lee Wever and Nellie Riddle Wever. Wayne worked at Navistar for a number of years before his retirement and was a member of Blackhawk Ministries. He attended Dayton High School in Dayton, KY and went on to graduate from Pacific Western University with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer...
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Walter F. Stocker

May 4, 2019

Walter F. Stocker, 86, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Heritage Park Health Care. He was born on July 22, 1932 in New York City, NY the son of William Stocker. He married Claire W. (Wesche) Stocker who preceded him in death in 2014. Walter worked at GTE for over 25 years and retired in 1997. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America. He was a Marine veteran of the Korean War. Walter...
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Kathleen G. (Degitz) McDowell

May 3, 2019

Kathleen G. (Degitz) McDowell, 71, passed away peacefully Friday, May 3, 2019 at home, surrounded by her family. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Kathy graduated from South Side High School, Lutheran School of Nursing and obtained a BSN from St. Francis. Kathy worked at Lutheran Hospital for 45 years and upon her retirement in 2014, was given the distinguished title of Lutheran Legend. She enjoyed...
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Elizabeth (Beth) Rose Armstrong

May 3, 2019

Elizabeth "Beth" Rose Armstrong, 58, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019 at her home. She was born on July 27, 1960 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to the late Eugene and Marilyn (Larson) Pitra. Beth married Ronald Armstrong on October 25, 1985 in Fort Wayne where they made a home for 33 years. She worked at Blackhawk Ministries for over 20 years, serving the church as a Visual Arts...
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Caroline Josephine Demetroff

May 3, 2019

Caroline Josephine Demetroff, née Lewandowski was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on April 9, 1926. Her Polish parents had been subjects of the Russian Empire and its Czar. They came to America independently. In Fort Wayne they met, fell in love and married. Caroline was their second child. She grew up bilingual in English and Polish. She attended St. Hyacinth's church and elementary school and...
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Sally Ann Mondhank

April 29, 2019

Sally Ann Mondhank, 90, passed away Monday, April 29, 2019 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne to the late Lewis J. Sr. and Linda M. Bobilya. She was a 1947 graduate of Northside High School. She married Richard Mondhank and he preceded her in death. She worked for the Allen County Courthouse and Angola Courthouse for 32 years, retiring in 1982. She was a...
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John B. Pannkuk

April 28, 2019

Rev. John B. Pannkuk, 83, joined the Church Triumphant on April 28, 2019, while at his home in Fort Wayne, Indiana, surrounded by his family. John was born September 4, 1935, the son of Rev. John Sr. and Ruth (Janzig) Pannkuk, in Monticello, IA. John grew up in Iowa, along with four brothers, attending churches his father served. He graduated from Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, in 1958 then...
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Leah Elisabeth Golden

April 25, 2019

Leah Elisabeth Golden, 34, of Ft. Wayne, IN, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019. She was born on May 9, 1984, the daughter of Thomas and Sandra Lynn Golden. Leah was always so cheerful. She was a positive light in this world despite her many physical hardships. She loved listening to music, shopping and reading. Surviving family members include her parents of Fort Wayne, IN; brother, Noah...
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Carl Baker

April 24, 2019

Carl Baker, 80, of Fort Wayne passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was born on February 20, 1939 in Verda, Kentucky, a son of the late George Matt and Lucy (Rice) Baker. He earned his certification from Rhema Bible College and served as the pastor at Gospel Lighthouse Church of God. He was also the owner of Baker's Plumbing and Heating. He...
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Richard Henry Berghoff

April 22, 2019

Richard Henry Berghoff, 95, died on Monday, April 22, 2019. He graduated from Central Catholic High School, charter class of 1942. He served during World War II in Europe as a member of the infantry, 95th division. On September 25, 1948, he married Rita Ann Zurbuch. He served with the Saint Vincent DePaul Society at Saint Henry's Parish. He also volunteered at Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Mary...
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Evelyn D. Hoham

April 22, 2019

Evelyn D. Hoham, 88. Of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2019 at Kingston at Dupont. Born June 14, 1930 in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late John and Wilma Dunker. A graduate of Elmhurst High School, class of 1948, she was member of the National Honor Society. She was a secretary with Central Soya until 1956. She married the late Philip G. Hoham on May 24, 1952. In 1956, she...
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Felice Ellka Witmer

April 19, 2019

Felice Ellka Witmer, 72, passed away April 19, 2019 at her home. She was born in San Angelo, Texas to the late Herman "Tommy" Monroe and Edith Althea Starer. Felice married the love of her life, Heman "Harry" John Witmer on October 17, 1970. She worked as a Medical Practice Manager for 35 years in the Chicago area. Felice was a dedicated worker and had received commendations from the state of...
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Evelyn Jean Leprie Wylie King

April 13, 2019

Evelyn Jean Leprie Wylie King, 89, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019. She was born to the late Adolf and Mary (Alford) Leprie in Fort Wayne on May 31, 1920. Evelyn loved playing Bingo. Evelyn is survived by her children, Janet Blair, Theresa (Robert) Fisher, Robert Wylie, Charles Wylie, and Barbara Powers; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great...
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Paul C. Feichter

April 10, 2019

Paul C. Feichter, 91, passed away on April 10, 2019. He was born in Bryan, Ohio on July 16, 1927, the son of the late Charles and Sadie Feichter. Paul served in the U.S. Army and worked as a banker for 37 years at Lincoln National Bank, retiring in 1989. He was a member of St. Joseph United Methodist Church. Surviving are his loving wife of 64 years, Carolyn Feichter; children, Beth Feichter,...
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David James Young

April 10, 2019

David James Young, 82, of Fort Wayne, IN went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. He was born on February 2, 1937 in Fort Wayne, IN the son of William M. and Anna (Patterson) Young. He married Rosemary Klemm-Young on April 25, 2002 who survives. David graduated from Concordia High School. He was a veteran of the Airforce Reserve. After 35 years working at GTE he retired in...
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Roger J. Bruck

April 10, 2019

Roger J. Bruck, 79, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Roger graduated from South Side High School. He continued his education by earning degrees in Natural Healing, Reiki Natural Healing, and Herbology. He founded Professional Office System Inc., supplying front office material and computer systems to doctors and dentists in the Tri-State area. After 36 successful years, he...
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Jerold L. (Jerry) Witte

April 8, 2019

Jerold L. "Jerry" Witte, 70, of Fort Wayne passed away on Monday, April 8, 2019. He was born on December 11, 1948, a son of the late Ferdinand and Georgia (Roemke) Witte. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked at John Deere in Woodburn and later at Dana Corporation as a machine operator for 31 years before retiring. He was a member at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church...
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Lenora (Lee) Wolfe Eastes Roos

April 7, 2019

Lenora "Lee" Wolfe-Eastes-Roos, 89, passed away on April 7, 2019. She was born on September 17, 1929, the daughter of the late Daniel and Selma Wolfe. Lenora worked for ITT for 28 years before retiring in 1999. Surviving are her children, Diane (Jon) Havert, Abby Walls, April (Dee) Skinner, Jan Whitaker, Barry Roos, and Brenda (Kent) Holse; 10 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was...
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Marilyn L. Launer

April 6, 2019

Marilyn L. Launer, 80, of Auburn, IN passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Parkview Randallia in Fort Wayne, IN. Mrs. Launer was born on May 26, 1938 in Columbus, IN to August and Florence Hoeltke. She graduated from Columbus High School. On September 20, 1959 she married Gerald R. Launer in Columbus, IN. Marilyn was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of...
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Alice Marie Huth

April 2, 2019

Alice Marie Huth, 83, passed away on April 2, 2019. She was born on October 16, 1935, the daughter of the late William and Victoria (Case) Fischer. Alice graduated from Avilla High School in 1953. Alice married Donald R. Huth on May 12, 1963 and spent 48 years of marriage with him until his passing in 2012. She retired from Don Ayers Pontiac Honda. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo...
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Nicholas James Hursh

April 1, 2019

Nicholas James Hursh, 20 passed away April 1, 2019 at his home in Fort Wayne, IN. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN. He graduated from Leo High School in 2017 and was attending Business Classes at Indiana University Fort Wayne. Nicholas loved life and loved spending time with his family and friends and could light up the room with his smile. He enjoyed listening to music,...
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Margaret A. Donovan

March 27, 2019

Margaret A. Donovan, 59, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2019 in Fort Wayne. She was passionate about family, her friends, Purdue University, Butler University Basketball, and the Seattle Mariners. Born in Indianapolis, Ind., Margy was a 1978 graduate of Bishop Dwenger High School and completed her Bachelor's degree from Purdue University. She enjoyed over 30 years of work in the...
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Michelle C. Hittie

March 27, 2019

Michelle C. Hittie, age 78, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2019 peacefully at her home surrounded by family. Michelle was born in Pittsburgh, PA, the daughter of the late Dr. James and Rita Corrigan. Michelle graduated from Elizabeth Seton High School in Pittsburgh, PA in 1958 followed by Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA in 1962 with a Bachelor of Education where she forged a...
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Gail Susan Ward

March 27, 2019

Gail Susan Ward, 40, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Dupont Hospital. She was born on July 14, 1978 in Kendallville, IN to Bruce Ira and Mary Lou (Sutton) Edwards. Gail graduated from East Noble High School. Since 2005, she owned and operated Glo on the Go Tanning Salon in Fort Wayne. Gail was creative and a jack-of-all trades, with a little help from YouTube,...
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Virginia Kay (Chamberlin) Ackerman

March 25, 2019

Virginia Kay (Chamberlin) Ackerman, age 86, of Fort Wayne passed on March 25, 2019. Kay was born in Wheeling, WV to the late James Chamberlin and Katharine (Clauss). Kay graduated from Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne. She married Clement J. "Hans" Ackerman in 1953. She will be remembered for her love of her family and great sense of humor. She retired from North American Van Lines...
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Lila Bordens

March 23, 2019

Lila Bordens, 92, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on March 23, 2019. She was born on October 26, 1926 in Newark, NJ. She was the daughter of Max Gundfast and Leah (Kaplan) Gundfast. Lila enjoyed spending time with her all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed spending time at the casino and often found herself to be very lucky at the casino. She worked...
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Barbara L. Baatz

March 23, 2019

Barbara L Baatz, 89 passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Visiting Nurse of Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in New Castle, IN October 3, 1929 to the late Oscar A. and Joyce E. Tucker and was a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN. Barbara was a longtime member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Barbara was an avid reader and enjoyed playing cards for the past 25 years with her ladies group. She was a...
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Pamela Kay Simerman

March 22, 2019

Pamela Kay Simerman, 63, passed away Friday, March 22, 2019 at her residence in Fort Wayne. She was born in Mt. Carmel, IL to Vern and Dee Deutsch and they survive. She worked for Image Dental Arts as a dental lab technician. Surviving are her husband, Kurt Simerman, her children Josh (Leara) Simerman and their son, Lucas, Suzi (Pervis) Bearden and their children, Hayden, Parker, Paxson, and...
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Wesley Burns

March 21, 2019

Wesley Burns, 76, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019 at his residence in Fort Wayne. He was born in Auburn, Indiana to the late Christopher and Charlotte Burns. He was a graduate of Leo High School and worked for BAE Systems for many years, retiring in 2002. Wesley enjoyed woodcarving, being outdoors, and fishing. Surviving are his son, Matthew (Juana) Burns; five grandchildren; one nephew; two...
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