Our Obituaries

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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Virginia L. Vernard

June 14, 2018

Virginia L. Vernard, 89, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. She was born in Indianapolis, IN. Virginia enjoyed cooking, sewing, cake decorating and teaching Sunday School. Surviving are her children, Linda (Brett) Erb of Anchorage, AK; Jane (John) Bennett of Signal Mountain, TN; William (Ann) Vernard of Olmsted Falls, OH; grandchildren, Angela,...
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James D. Waffle

June 13, 2018

James D. Waffle, 89, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Toledo, OH, Jim earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Toledo. Jim worked as a building contractor for many years, retiring in 1999. He was a member of Brookside Church, Three Rivers Visiting Dogs, Building Contractors Association, and Pi Kappa Alpha. He served honorably in the United States Army. He was...
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Dana Alice Zumbaugh

June 12, 2018

Dana Alice Zumbaugh, 76, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on June 12, 2018. She had recently moved back to Fort Wayne after living in Apopka, FL for 30 years. Dana was born in Windsor, MO on March 3, 1942. She attended a one room schoolhouse until high school and used to ride a horse to school with her brother Jerry. After graduating from Central Missouri State College in 1964, Dana began a...
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Mary A. Leuenberger

June 12, 2018

Mary A. Leuenberger age 96, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. She is survived by her children, Stephen (Annamarie) Leuenberger, Ted (Gretchen) Leuenberger, Janice (Allen) Forni and Chuck (Sharon) Leuenberger; 10 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 1 great-great granddaughter and brother, Jerry Schaab. Preceded in death by her husbands, Tony Westrick and Charles Leuenberger. ...
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Wanda M. Beggs

June 10, 2018

Wanda M Beggs, 89, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville. She was born in Cincinnati, OH, to the late Bearl and Birdie Graybeal. Wanda worked as a Secretary with Local 305 IBEW for 21 years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, She was a determined and outgoing lady that had a passion for life. She loved spending...
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Shawn L. Stiver

June 9, 2018

Shawn L. Stiver, 68, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Garrett, IN, Shawn was a 1968 graduate of Eastside High School, graduated Indiana University and received her Master's degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. Shawn and John were married at Butler Church of Christ on March 21,1970. She worked as a contact representative with the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board for 25...
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Nancy Jean Stump

June 7, 2018

Nancy Jean Stump , 73, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Nancy was born in Fort Wayne, to the late Frank and Helen (Miller) Baron. She married John Stump on August 28, 1965, was divorced, never remarried. Nancy retired from the Wayne Township Trustees Office as a Employment Specialist in 2011. Surviving are sons, Louis F. (Darla) Stump and Charles...
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Geraldine (Lady) Bostic

June 2, 2018

Geraldine (Lady) Bostic, 63, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018 at her daughter's home in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Detroit, MI, and graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1974. Geraldine dedicated her life to helping people through her work in various positions in the medical field. She had an amazing sense of humor and liked to make people laugh. Geraldine enjoyed going to the casino,...
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Vernon A. Fawley, Jr.

June 2, 2018

Vernon A. Fawley Jr., 80, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Warsaw, IN, to the late Vernon A. Sr. and Pauline Fawley. He graduated from North Webster High School in 1957. Vernon worked several years on passenger trains for the railroad and also as an Expeditor with US Post Office of Fort Wayne, IN for 43yrs years, retiring on January 1, 2001. ...
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Richard R. Nicevski

June 1, 2018

Richard R. Nicevski , 43, passed away Friday, June 1, 2018 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Detroit, MI, Richard worked as an independent truck driver. He was a member of St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church, Survivors include his parents Vasil and Joann (Novachkov) Nicevski of Fort Wayne; children Vasil, Philip and Simona Nicevski, all of Ft Wayne; brother, Krstin Nicevski;...
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Maurice G. "Mo" Stucky

December 30, 1928 - May 25, 2018

Maurice G. "Mo" Stucky age 89, peacefully passed away on Friday, May 25, 2018. He is survived by his daughters, Beth (late Rob) Shaw of Fort Wayne, IN, Debbie (Eric) Mansfield and Vicki (Mel) Budreau both of Fremont, IN; 8 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; sister, Claralou Stucky; sister in law, Dee Van Horn; many beloved nieces and nephews. Preceded in death...
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Maurice G. Stucky

May 25, 2018

Maurice G. Stucky age 89, peacefully passed away on Friday, May 25, 2018. He is survived by his daughters, Beth (late Rob) Shaw of Fort Wayne, IN, Debbie (Eric) Mansfield and Vicki (Mel) Budreau both of Fremont, IN; 8 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; sister, Claralou Stucky; sister in law, Dee Van Horn; many beloved nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his...
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Sherman Butch Love

June 7, 1952 - May 24, 2018

Sherman "Butch" Love, 65, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Bryan, OH, Butch worked as a Journeyman Maintenance Man with Sheller Globe for 28 years. He then worked for Vee Engineering until his retirement. He was former co-owner of Final Score and enjoyed collecting Hopalong Cassidy memorabilia and sports cards. Butch loved fishing and coaching PAL and St. Joe Little...
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Larry L. Pemberton

May 21, 2018

Larry L. Pemberton, 83, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018 at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Formerly of Syracuse, IN he was born in Payne, OH. Larry graduated from Central High School. He graduated with an engineering degree from Indiana Tech. He was a veteran of the US Army. Larry worked as an engineer with GTE for 22 years. He enjoyed spending time with grandchildren and family....
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Doris Leamon

May 19, 2018

Doris Leamon, 87, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Green Valley, Arizona. Born in Fort Wayne. Doris worked as a secretary for Peace Lutheran Church and various other churches. She served as PTA President for Abbott Elementary and taught Sunday School at South Side Church of the Nazarene. Doris was a homemaker, acrobat artist, an amazing seamstress, and most of all a loving and supportive...
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Joan I. Sterling

May 18, 2018

Joan I. Sterling, 92, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018 at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Lima, OH, to the late Walter Scott and Iva Marie Dodge. She moved to Fort Wayne as a young girl and graduated from South Side High School in 1943. Joan worked for General Telephone for several years and retired as a Secretary with Fort Wayne Community Schools. Joan...
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Marvetta G. Myers

May 17, 2018

Marvetta G. Myers, 78, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018. Born in Battle Creek, MI. Marvetta retired from United Express Systems. She received the Superior Public Service Medal from the Secretary of the Navy for her part in the 1990-1991 Yellow Ribbon Campaign. Surviving are her children; Jeanne D. Huddleston of Cincinnati, OH, M. Sue (Glenn) Becker of Fort Wayne, IN, Larry C. (Lisa) Myers of...
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Jerry L. Norton

May 15, 2018

Jerry L. Norton, 83, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in Lecanto, FL. Born in Fort Wayne, Jerry worked with the City of Fort Wayne Filtration Plant for 42 years, retiring in 1994. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife, Elaine Norton of Fort Wayne; his children, Lisa Starks, Karen Miller both of Fort Wayne, Julie Rogers of Geneva, IN, and Scott Norton of Fort...
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Donna Scott Calvin

May 13, 2018

Donna Scott Calvin, 82, passed away on May 13, 2018. Donna was born on October 12, 1935 to Vern and Etta Scott. Donna graduated from Bryan Ohio High School in 1953. She married Ned Calvin in 1954. Donna and Ned lived in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, New York, Missouri, and Illinois. She is survived by her husband of 64 years Ned Calvin; daughters, Cindy Murfield and Gina (Dean) Hanson; grandchildren,...
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Zina Ida Haaff

May 10, 2018

Zina Ida Haaff, 92, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Zina was born on September 3, 1925 to a family of seven children in the country of Poland. She and her older sister, Bronia survived World War II, having been taken into forced labor by the Germans. After the war, Zina came to the United States in 1949, sponsered by the Catholic Relief Organization. Zina became an...
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Beth E. Richardson

May 10, 2018

Beth E. Richardson, 67, received her wings and went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 10, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Beth worked with St. Joe Hospital for 40 years. She was an active member of Brookside Community Church and formerly Christ Church at Georgetown, and a former Girls Scout Troop Leader. Beth enjoyed music, sewing, flower design, and most of all she enjoyed spending...
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Teresa Janel Geise Mason

May 7, 2018

Teresa Janel Geise Mason, 44, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne on March 6, 1974, she worked as an RN employed by Lutheran Life Village. She enjoyed spending time with her family especially her daughters, Brianna and Madison Lynch who survive. Also surviving are her husband, David Mason; parents, David and Barbara Geise; and sister, Leanne (David) Tijerina. ...
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Sandra (Sandy) S. Ferry

May 7, 2018

Sandra "Sandy" S. Ferry, 66, passed away at home surrounded by family, Monday, May 7, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Sandy worked with Anchor Room Bookstore for 18 years. She was a member of The Chapel. Sandy loved being with her family and having them all together. She will be greatly missed. Surviving are her husband of 48 years, Michael Ferry of Fort Wayne; daughters, Lisa (Brian)...
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Elva Mae (Jackson) Liechty

May 6, 2018

ELVA MAE (JACKSON) LIECHTY JUNE 5, 1925 - MAY 6, 2018 Elva Mae (Jackson) Liechty, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the age of 92. She was born in Decatur, IN to the late Rolla and Oda Gay Jackson on June 5, 1925. She spent her childhood in Decatur and was a graduate of Decatur High School, where she was a member of the school band and the basketball team. After...
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Gerald C. (Goodie) (Gerry) Goodwin

May 6, 2018

Gerald C."Goodie" "Gerry" Goodwin, 88, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Goodie was the son of the late Charles and Stella Goodwin. He graduated from South Side High School and was on its basketball and track teams. He earned his bachelors degree from Ball State University. While at Ball State, Goodie was on its basketball and track teams. He served as past...
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Eldon (Al) Charles Weikart

May 5, 2018

Eldon "Al" Charles Weikart, 103, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Al worked with The City of Fort Wayne, retiring in 1976. He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. Al was an avid golfer, having serveral holes in one. In addition he enjoyed watching the Chicago Cubs and Notre Dame...
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Francis C. (Hank) Thissen

May 3, 2018

Francis C. "Hank" Thissen , 79, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Kingman, KS, to the late Cornelius and Clara Thissen. Hank worked as an Actuary at Lincoln Life for 21 years and a Consulting Actuary with Buck Consultants for 12.5 years, retiring in 1995. At time of retirement, he was a member of the American Academy of Actuaries,...
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Paul Louis Bandelier

May 2, 2018

Paul Louis Bandelier, 96, passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Fort Wayne IN to the late Emil and Lillian Bandelier. Paul graduated from Northside High School and attended Notre Dame University and earned his Bachelor's from Indiana University. Paul was a WWII Navy vet; worked as controller at WKJG TV & Radio for 26 years; & enjoyed 30 years residing in Florida....
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Lester (Andy) Anderson

April 29, 2018

Lester "Andy" Anderson, 52, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in, IL, Andy worked as a mechanic. He was an avid Baltimore Ravens fan. Surviving are his wife, Tina Anderson of Fort Wayne; daughters, Katelynn Anderson of Bel Air, Maryland, Lindsey Butler of Woodland Hills, CA, and Chelsea Butler of Fairfax, VA; son, Chad Butler of Indianpolis, IN; three granddaughters;...
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Roma June (RJ) (Meyer) Minton

April 27, 2018

Roma June "RJ" (Meyer) Minton 93, died Friday, April 27 in Fort Thomas, KY after a brave and defiant battle against cancer. A lifelong resident of Fort Wayne and New Haven, she recently relocated to Kentucky. RJ graduated in 1942 from Central High School, retired in 1979 from VA Hospital, and then worked at several Fort Wayne businesses until 2008. She was a long-time member of Emanuel Lutheran...
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Virginia R. Bokern

April 23, 2018

Virginia R. Bokern nee Juergens, 85, was given to God April 23, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, IN. Born in St. Louis, MO a few minutes after her identical twin, she was the executive assistant at the Fort Wayne Philharmonic for 20 years until her retirement in 1997. Virginia was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Fort Wayne since 1975 where she also served as Deacon...
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Phillip R. Herrick

April 23, 2018

Phillip R. Herrick, 91, passed away April 23, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Cleveland, OH he served in the Army during WWII and in the Army Medical Corps in the occupation of Korea following the war. Phillip received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Case Institute of Technology where he earned his letter in wrestling. He was employed as an electrical engineer at General Electric Lamp Division...
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Dorothy J. Whisler

July 3, 1926 - April 13, 2018

Dorothy J. Whisler, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away April 13, 2018. Born July 3, 1926 in Fort Wayne, IN., she was the daughter of the late Victor and Naomi (Kuhn) Leininger. She taught at Forest Park Elementary School, enjoyed traveling and playing bridge, and dedicated her retirement to volunteering at several organizations. Dorothy will be remembered for her enduring wisdom, honesty and...
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Yukiko Spillner

April 12, 2018

Yukiko Spillner, 86, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018 in Fort Wayne. She was born in Ochiai, Okayama, Japan and in 1955 married her husband, Donald and moved to Fort Wayne. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, and sharing stories of her life in Japan with her family. She is survived by her son Mike (Jeanette) Spillner, 5 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her...
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Judith E. Shore

April 10, 2018

Judith E. Shore, 76, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Born May 17, 1941 in Lagrange, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Lacey and Delores Shore. Judy was a 1960 graduate of Southside High School in Fort Wayne, IN. She spent most of her career as an accountant, working at Weigand Construction for 15 years and Tile Interior for more than 25 years. Judith was...
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George O. "Ace" or "Fuzz" Houser

April 6, 2018

George O. "Ace" or "Fuzz" Houser, 87, passed away Friday, April 6, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, George was the son of the late George and Dorothy Houser. George graduated from Elmhurst High School and earned his bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University. George was a Korean War Marine veteran. He worked as a Design Engineer with Navistar for 30 years, retiring in...
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Eleanor M. Ochoa

April 4, 2018

Eleanor M. Ochoa, 85, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Born in Pasadena, California, Eleanor was the daughter of the late Anthony and Virginia Torres. She was a loving wife, devoted mother, and caring grandmother to her family. Surviving are her son, Billy Ochoa of Fort Wayne; daughter, Ginni (Steve) Whitlock of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, David, Aaron, Matthew, Zachary, Katelyn...
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Robert F. Gray, Jr.

April 1, 2018

Robert F Gray Jr, 72, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne following a long illness. He was born in Hazleton, IN, to the late Robert and Bettie Gray. Bob was a 1963 graduate of old Central High School in Evansville, In. He earned a baseball scholarship to the University of Evansville, and was a member of the TKE fraternity. He joined the Army...
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Phyllis Timm

March 31, 2018

Phyllis Timm, (87), went home to be with her Lord on March 31, 2018. She resided the last 2 1/2 years at Golden Years Homestead. She was born to Lester and Marie Van Winkle in Monon, Indiana, on July 9, 1930. The family moved multiple times during her childhood, as Lester worked for a construction company in western Indiana and eastern Illinois. The family eventually settled in Tuscola, Illinois....
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Mary Ann (McCurdy) Goldsmith

March 31, 2018

Mary Ann (McCurdy) Goldsmith, 86, born in Liberty Center, Ohio, to Victor and Frances McCurdy, met her Savior on March 31, 2018 at home. Mary was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and professional. She was employed as a bookkeeper for over 30 years at Harlan Cabinets before retiring. Mary enjoyed studying her bible, reading, traveling with friends and family, and fishing in Canada. A pastor...
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Margie A. Hege

March 29, 2018

Margie A. Hege, 91, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018 at East Lake Terrace Senior Living in Elkhart, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne, to the late Herbert S. and Anna Dornte. Margie worked in the accounting department at Sears Roebuck for 20 years, retiring in 1988. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. Margie enjoyed playing euchre and dominos with friends. Surviving are her children...
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Duane R. Adams

March 28, 2018

Duane R. Adams, age 78, died of End Stages of Parkinson's on March 28, 2018, in The Cedars Nursing Home, Leo, IN. He was born on January 5, 1940, in the St. Francis Hospital, Beech Grove, IN, to Marvin and Mable (McCrary) Adams. He is preceded in death by a daughter, Dawn Lyn Adams. He graduated from Pittsboro Indiana High School with the Class of 1958. He farmed and worked as a...
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Vivian V. Allan

December 10, 1919 - March 25, 2018

Vivian V. Allan, 98, went to meet our Lord on March 25, 2018. Vivian is survived by her husband of 52 years, Rev. William J. Allan. She was a loving mother to her 4 children, Gary (Jean) Vail, Donna (Terry) Rine, Billie Parker and Tom (Nina) Allan. Vivian was proud of her 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren. She will be remembered for her loving and caring...
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Carole A. Schneider

December 5, 1936 - March 25, 2018

Carole A. Schneider, 81, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Prior to marriage she attended St. Mary of the Woods College in West Terre Haute, IN. Carole worked with Today's Catholic Newspaper for 8 years, retiring in 1996. Previously she worked as a seamstress for JC Penney and several other local fabric stores in Fort Wayne. Carole was an active member of St. Jude Catholic Church...
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Lewis H. Mallett

March 24, 2018

Lewis H. Mallett, 97, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2018. Born in Summerfield, Ohio, Lewis was the son of the late Homer and Emily Mallett. Lewis was a WWII Army veteran. He worked with Roger Markets for 33 years, retiring in 1982. Lewis was a true "Do It Your Selfer." He enjoyed going to estate and garage sales, reading, gardening, and fishing in his youth. Surviving are his son, Larry ...
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John M. Bentz

March 23, 2018

John M. Bentz M.D., 75, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Friday, March 23, 2018. Born in North Manchester, Indiana, John was the son of the late Gail and E. Pauline Bentz. John graduated from North Side High in 1960. North Side is where John met his future wife Ellen. On June 13, 1964 John married the love of his life, Ellen. He earned his undergraduate degree in 1965 and his...
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Jeannine R. DiFilippo

March 21, 2018

Jeannine R. DiFilippo, 89, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2018 peacefully in her home. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Erwin and Olive Firestine. Jeannine was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved spending time with her family and was a generous and compassionate friend. She enjoyed reading and was very talented at knitting, sewing and craft making....
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James C. Morton

March 21, 2018

James C. Morton, 83, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2018 in Fort Wayne surrounded by his family. "JC" was born in Mansfield, OH to the late Maurice and Mary Morton. He was a Notre Dame graduate, class of 1957, and later owned his own business, J.C. Morton & Associates. J.C. will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and most importantly great-grandfather. He will be...
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Phyllis L. Long

March 20, 2018

Phyllis L. Long, 97, passed away March 20, 2018 at St. Anne's Home. She was born in Roann, IN on May 11, 1920, the daughter of the late Abraham and Nellie Miller. She was a dedicated member of Grace St. John's United Church of Christ. She is survived by her children, Douglas R. (Susan) Long, and Deborah E. (Frank) Ladd; grandchildren; Melissa (Jeremy) Lessing, Molly (Andrew) Beachy, Adam ...
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David J. Rhodus

March 15, 2018

David J. Rhodus, 57, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, David was the son of the late Donald and Rose Rhodus. David had been a lifelong mechanic. He worked with Wiese USA for the past 15 years. David served our country as a US Army veteran. He enjoyed fishing, being outdoors grilling and taking care of his yard. David loved spending time with his family and...
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June A. Kneller

March 11, 2018

June A. Kneller, 70, passed away on March 11, 2018. She was born on January 14, 1948, the daughter of the late Wilbur and Juanita Kinsey. In her earlier years June worked as a hairdresser, and then went on to work for GTE/Verizon for some time until her retirement. June enjoyed watching IU basketball, and of course spending time with grandchildren. Surviving are her daughter, Dawn Schubert;...
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Ruth (Stires) Mattis

March 10, 2018

Ruth (Stires) Mattis, 91, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Golden Years Homestead in Fort Wayne. Born in Union Township, New Jersey, Ruth was the daughter of the late Willard and Essie (Sutton) Stires. Ruth was a school bus driver for Fleming Transportation in West Portal, NJ prior to driving school bus for North Hunterdon Regional High School in Annandale, N.J. for 35 years prior to her...
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Bryan Ray Sterling

March 9, 2018

Bryan Ray Sterling, 61, passed away Friday, March 9, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born on January 15, 1957 in Evansville, Indiana, he was a son of the late Victor H. Sterling and Norma (Chapin) Sterling who survives. He was a 1975 Homestead High School graduate and a 1990 Purdue University of Fort Wayne graduate. He retired in 2017 as a Little Debbie Distributor. Bryan...
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Jeremiah E. Ovitt

March 8, 2018

Jeremiah E. Ovitt, 92, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Jeremiah was the son of the late Harry and Harietta Ovitt. Jeremiah was a WWII Army veteran. He was a foreman with Banner Lumber Company for 42 years, prior to his retirement. Jeremiah loved attending church and being a greeter which he was for 50 years at Dunning Park...
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Nancy A. Brinker

March 6, 2018

Nancy A. Brinker, 83, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Brookstone Assisted Living in Fayetteville, AR. Born in Rockford, IL, she lived in Fort Wayne, IN for almost 45 years. Nancy attended University of Illinois where she was a member of Phi Mu sorority as well as the P.E.O. sisterhood. An avid music lover, she won the state championship in flute for the State of Illinois in 1950s. Nancy...
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Donald Pete Mohrman

September 7, 1926 - March 1, 2018

Donald "Pete" W. Mohrman, 91, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018. Born in Quincy, Illinois, Donald was the son of the late Wilbur and Florence Mohrman. He graduated from Quincy High School in Illinois and earned his bachelors degree in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois. He was a WWII Navy veteran. Donald worked with General Electric for 35 years, retiring in 1986. He was...
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Fannie Lengacher

February 28, 2018

Fannie Lengacher, 99, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Midland, MI, Fannie loved her family and enjoyed caring for them as a homemaker. She was formerly a member of Central Ministries of Fort Wayne, and currently a member of Bethel Mennonite Church of Sarasota, FL. Fannie enjoyed making cinnamon rolls and afghans. Surviving are her two daughters, Lois (Richard...
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Mercedes Marie Anglemyer

February 26, 2018

Mercedes Marie Anglemyer, 87, passed away Monday, February 26, 2018 at Cedars Nursing Home in Leo. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Mercedes worked as a Teacher's Assistant with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 22 years, retiring in 1996. She was a member of TOPS Club. Surviving are her sons Ken G. Wilder of Winter Park, FL, Frank G. (Dawn) Wilder of Fort Wayne, IN, Gerald J. (JoEllen) Anglemyer, Jr....
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Edna M. Gage

February 26, 2018

Edna M Gage, 96, passed away February 26, 2018. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on August 3, 1921 the daughter of the late Henry and Katherine Fritcha. Edna was married to Walter Gage in 1947 and they spent 57 years of marriage together before his passing. Edna and Walter were worldwide travelers after their children were out of the home. In her spare time she enjoyed crafting, needle point,...
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Wayne Lee Temple

April 20, 1950 - February 24, 2018

Wayne Lee Temple, 67, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Saturday, February 24, 2018. Born in Anderson, Indiana, Wayne was the son of the late Herman and Mary Temple. Wayne earned his associates degree in accounting from IVY Tech and his bachelors degree from Ball State in sales management and merchandising. He was a sales manager with Lance Snack Foods and Hostess for many years...
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Michael B. Haberkorn

February 23, 2018

Michael B. Haberkorn, 71, passed away Friday, February 23, 2018 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. He was born in Watseka, IL, to the late Robert John and Shirley Lou Haberkorn. Michael was a graduate of Watseka High School, class of 1965. He was in the grocery business for 35 years and was a unit manager with Kroger for 24 1/2 years retiring in 1999. Michael then worked as a warehouse manager...
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Dorothy Woodruff Eidson

February 21, 2018

Dorothy Woodruff Eidson, 95, passed peacefully at Woodview Healthcare Center, Fort Wayne, IN on February 21, 2018. She was born on June 5, 1922 in St. Charles, Kentucky daughter of the late Dinsmore (Dee) Woodruff and the late Ruby (Stringfield) Woodruff. Dorothy was a homemaker and also worked at Shane Uniforms Co., in Evansville, Indiana and Wayne Home Equipment in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She...
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Barabra A. Wright

February 19, 2018

Barabra A. Wright, 78, passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Barabra was the daughter of the late Marion and Ruth Byall. She went to Jefferson Center Elementary School in Whitley County and graduated from North Side High School. She then graduated from Lutheran Hospital School of Radiology. She worked as a X-Ray Technician for...
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Irmgard Charlotte Minna (Seele) Barnhart

February 18, 2018

Irmgard Charlotte Minna Barnhart (Seele) joined her Lord and Savior on February 18, 2018, cared for by loving family at home. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the only daughter of Frederick and Sophie (Vogt) Seele. She was preceded to Heaven by her beloved husband, Ronald L. Barnhart and is survived by four children, Ronda (Don) Kissling, Lori (Kirk) Grable of Carmel, IN, Lisa (Tom) Patten, Fred ...
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Zackery (Rick) Rod Ormiston

February 16, 2018

Zackery (Rick) Rod Ormiston, 63, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Zackery was the son of the late Rodney Earl and Shirley Hope Ormiston. Rick was a dedicated husband, father, papaw, brother, uncle and friend. He shared his passion for quality, fantasy sports, wisecracks, and all things "geek" with anyone with an ear to bend. Rick graduated from Northrop High...
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Dorothy M. Crosbie

February 15, 2018

Dorothy M. Crosbie, 96, passed away on February 15, 2018. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on April 29, 1921, the daughter of the late Walter and Sophia Gerdom. Dorothy was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. She enjoyed volunteering at Lutheran Hospital in her spare time. Her hobbies included playing cards, knitting, gardening and reading. She is survived by her daughter, Jan (Rod) Peterson...
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David P. Miller

February 14, 2018

David P Miller, 72, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN, and graduated from Concordia HS in 1963 and earned his Bachelor's Degree from Valparaiso University. David was a US Army Veteran and served as a Chaplin's assistant in England. His hobbies included golf, and watching all types of sporting events and an...
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Dixie I. Gaudette

February 14, 2018

Dixie I. Gaudette, 91, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Heritage Park Health Care Center. Born in Saint Louis, Missouri, Dixie was the daughter of the late J. Herman and Inez Willis. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Dixie enjoyed to crochet and was an avid fan of the Tin Caps. Surviving are her children, Thomas (Peggy) Hall of Valrico, FL, Darlene (Donald) Mayes,...
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David P. Miller

February 14, 2018

David P Miller , 72, passed away February 14, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Rd.
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E. Auline Nyberg

February 13, 2018

E. Auline Nyberg, 84, passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at her home in Fort Wayne. She was born in Flushing, OH, to the late John and Ruth Marie Fisher. Auline graduated from Harlan HS in 1952 and earned her nursing degree at Parkview School of Nursing in 1955. She worked as a R.N. at Parkview Hospital for 20 years and the Townehouse Retirement Center for 32 years, retiring in 2008. She...
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Richard A. Hollinger

February 13, 2018

Richard A. Hollinger, passed away on February 13, 2018. He was born on July 16, 1925, in Butler, IN, the son of the late Ross and Ethel (Krontz) Hollinger. Richard served in the US Navy from 1943 to 1946 and served in the Navy Reserves from 1946 to 1959, and was a Naval Aviator. Richard worked as a production control manager at Magnavox for 43 years until his retirement in 1990. He was a member...
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George Kissell

February 12, 2018

George Kissell , 87, passed away Monday, February 12, 2018. Born in Erie, PA. George worked with Iron Workers Local 147. Surviving are his children, Dawn Fahlsing of Wawaka, IN, Tina Fahlsing of Fort Wayne, IN and Greg (Dawn) Kissell of Grove Hill, AL; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. George was preceded in death by parents, Floyd J and Fannie Belle Kissell, wife, Marlene J Kissell,...
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Peggy Jeanne Hughes

February 10, 2018

Peggy Jeanne Hughes, 89, passed away surrounded by her loving family Saturday, February 10, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Peggy was a member and former choir director of Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church. Peggy and her mother created the first preschool at Taylor Chapel. She graduated from North Side High School in 1947. She graduated in 1948 from Patricia Stephens Modeling School. Peggy was...
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Mary L. Schneider

February 7, 2018

Mary L. Schneider, 66, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Mary was the daughter of the late Dave and Naomi Adkison. Mary worked for the Fort Wayne Newspapers for many years prior to her working for Sirva where she had been working. Mary was an avid reader, she enjoyed shopping, cherished her dog Katie, and loved her grandchildren. Surviving are her husband,...
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Richard Eugene Stoker

February 5, 2018

Richard Eugene Stoker, 60, passed away Monday, February 5, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne. Richard worked with Iron Workers Local 147 for 40 years. Surviving are his caregivers, Shari Love of Fort Wayne and Regina Rivas, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Richard was preceded in death by parents Eva JoAnn Stoker and Richard Albert Stoker, sister, Linda Sue Arthur, brother-in-law Ronnie Arthur....
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Luella Clements

February 4, 2018

Luella Clements, 94, passed away on February 4, 2018. She was born on August 5, 1923 in Fort Wayne, IN the daughter of the late John and Ida (Freuchtenicht) Hartman. Luella kept herself busy by raising her children and being involved with their many activities. Luella was a member of Concordia Lutheran church, and an avid bridge player. She still enjoyed playing card games until the very end. In...
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David R. (Dick) Hollingsworth

February 2, 2018

David R. "Dick" Hollingsworth, 91, passed away Friday, February 2, 2018, at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Mansfield, OH, on October 22, 1926, he graduated from Mansfield Sr. High School, earned his Bachelor's degree from Wooster College, and his Master's degree in Chemistry from The Ohio State University. Dick served in the US Army Air Corps from 1944-1945. He went...
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