Our Obituaries

Roger L. Haupert

September 5, 1949 - November 18, 2019

Roger L. Haupert, 70, of Fort Wayne, passed away on November 18, 2019. Born on September 5, 1949, in Wabash, he was a son of the late Lorin and Mary (Harmon) Haupert. Roger grew up in the Roann, Indiana area, and graduated from Northfield High School, in 1967. He attended, and graduated from Manchester College, where he met, and married his wife Mary. He worked in inventory control, purchasing,...
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Betty J. Johnston

November 9, 2019

Betty J. Johnston, 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away on November 9, 2019, Ascension Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. Born on April 21, 1933, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Jonathan and Mary Annabell (Greider) Bell. Betty is survived by her sons, James Johnson, Ken (Karen) Johnston, and John Johnston, all of Huntertown; sisters, Mary Anderson, and Inez Bowers, both of Fort Wayne. She was...
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Dorthea Jeanette (Bourne) Bissontz

November 4, 2019

Dorthea Jeanette (Bourne) Bissontz, 87, entered Heaven on November 4, 2019. She was born on September 8, 1932 in Corunna, Dekalb, County, Indiana. She graduated from Kendallville High School, then studied music education at Butler University Jordan School of Music where she earned a Bachelor of Music Education. She worked at the International Harvester Company as a secretary until transitioning...
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Maris E. Black

November 3, 2019

Maris E. Black, 81, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019 in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Rockford, Illinois to the late Sidney and Ethel (Lower) Wolcott. She married Norman H. Black on February 25, 1967 and he preceded her in death on June 22, 2016. She worked for Rockford Christian School as a kindergarten teacher until she moved to Fort Wayne Community Schools in 1967. She worked for Fort...
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Gary D. Grabner

November 3, 2019

Gary D. Grabner, 77, has left to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 3, 2019. He retired after 33 years as a supervisor with Dana Corporation and currently worked for Bob Rohrman Auto. Gary loved cars, boats, dancing, the lake and in his early days drag racing and most of all his beautiful wife of 46 years Sandy. Surviving are his wife Sandy, three children Monty Grabner, Wendy (Buck)...
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Jean E. Deal

October 24, 2019

Jean E. Deal, 84, passed away on October 24, 2019. She was born on January 26, 1935 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the daughter of the late Leonard and Verda (Faulkner) Deal. Jean was a Registered Nurse and worked for over 52 years including Harvester International and Zollner Piston, retiring in 2004. She was a member of the Parkview Alumni Association. Her passion was her beloved dogs. She is survived...
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James Bernard Gast

October 20, 2019

James Bernard Gast, 81, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN . He was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Paul B. and Mary Jayne (Wasses) Gast. He married Sandra "Sam" Sands on December 28, 1968 and she survives. James was president and owned, with his brother, Wayne Concept Manufacturing for many years. He was also vice president of The Janitor Supply Company....
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Carole J. Bookout

October 18, 2019

Carole J. Bookout, 83, passed away on Friday, October 18, 2019 in Ashton Creek Health and Rehab in Fort Wayne, IN . She was born in Fort Wayne on July 30, 1936 to the late Joseph F. and Nora (Doan) Bucher. She married Guy Bookout on November 30, 1957 and he survives. She graduated from Parkview School of Nursing in 1957. Carole was a registered nurse and a member of St. Joseph United Methodist...
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Renee Ann Osterhout

October 17, 2019

Renee Ann Osterhout, 80 of Grabill met the angels and her Lord on October 17 at home surrounded by her loving family. Her pain is gone, and she is finally at peace. She was preceded in death by her brothers Gerald and Donald Kugler. Renee was a wonderful wife, homemaker, and loving mother. She loved sewing, flowers, cooking, and home decorating. Born April 27, 1939, and educated in Schenectady...
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Norman A. Conklin

October 15, 2019

Rev. Norman A. Conklin, 87 passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019 in Fort Wayne, IN surrounded by his family. He was born in Tarrytown NY. Norman was a true shepherd as Pastor to churches in South Dakota, Kansas, and the Ft. Wayne area and his love for the Lord fueled his passion for ministry to people in ways too many to mention. Norman was an avid sports fan before Alzheimers stole his...
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Steven D. Shively

October 15, 2019

Steven D Shively, 71, of Fort Wayne, passed away on October 15, 2019. Born on August 20, 1948, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late C.N. and Adella (Ross) Shively. He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War as a Sergeant in the Air Force, and retired in 2002, from Dana Corp, after 30 years of service as a machinist. He was the head of the EAP, Recovery Program, for more than 20...
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Julie Ann Bobay

October 13, 2019

JULIE ANN BOBAY, 59, of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born April 18, 1960, in Fort Wayne, Julie was a daughter of the late Wallace and June (Getts) Fritz. She loved being with her family and friends and especially enjoyed time at the lake or next to her pool. Surviving are her husband, Greg; sister, Candy Fritz; brother, Mark (Kathy Girardot...
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Brett Frederick Gemlick

October 9, 2019

Dr. Brett Frederick Gemlick, age 50, of Fort Wayne passed away on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 9, 2019. He was a graduate of Snider High School, where he played football and later became one of the team doctors. He received his Bachelors Degree in Bio-Chem from Purdue University and was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Later he received his Doctorate of Medicine degree from...
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David S. Seligman

October 8, 2019

David S. Seligman, 84 passed away October 8, 2019 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. He was born January 8, 1935 in St. Louis, MO to the late Leslie and Lorna Seligman. He graduated from Robinson High School and received a BS Degree in Business from Millikan University. Dave lived in Fort Wayne for 51 years. He was a member of the Congregation Achduth Vesholom of Fort Wayne, IN. Dave worked for the...
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John M. Stanford, Sr.

October 1, 2019

John M. Stanford Sr., 81, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Bethlehem Woods in Fort Wayne, In. He was born in Allen County, Indiana to the late John Leo and Florentine Stanford. He married Bonnie (Martin) Stanford on July 18, 1957 and she preceded him in death. He worked for the Allen County Highway Department and International Harvester, until his retirement. He was a member of St. Vincent...
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Nicholas (Nick) Frank Kitchen III

October 1, 2019

Nicholas "Nick" Frank Kitchen III, 70, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at his residence in Rome City, IN. He was born in Fort Wayne to the late Nicholas F. and Delores T. Kitchen. He was a 1967 graduate of Concordia High School. Nick worked for Schambaugh and Sons for 30 years until his retirement. He was a member and trustee of The Fraternal Oder of Eagles in Kendallville, IN. Nick enjoyed...
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Robert Staley

September 23, 2019

Robert Staley, 78, passed away on September 23, 2019. He was born on December 25, 1940, the son of the late Randall and LeMoile Staley. Robert attended Ball State for a short time and went on to work at American Greetings. Robert spent most of his adult life living in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a sports fan, particularly of the Cleveland Browns, Indians, and Cavaliers. Surviving are his brother John...
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Esther Ruth (Perkins) Sowers

September 21, 2019

Esther Ruth (Perkins) Sowers, age 91, of Fort Wayne, IN (formerly of Leo, IN) passed away on September 21, 2019. She was born on May 21, 1928 in Warsaw, IN to Percy K. and Florence M. (Cozens) Perkins. She was graduated from Warsaw High School and attended the State Normal and Industrial School in Allendale, North Dakota. She served as a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse in Oakes, North...
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Joanna Mae Bradford

September 19, 2019

Joanna Mae Bradford, 85, of Fort Wayne passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Joanna was born September 3, 1934 in Lansing, MI to the late Elton and Evelyn Wortmon. During her working life, she was a Certified Nursing Assistant. Joanna is survived by daughter, Rebecca McCartney; sons, James Bradford; and Billie Bradford; grandsons, Daniel...
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Lucille Edna Hetherington

September 16, 2019

Lucille Edna Hetherington, 89, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Monday, September 16, 2019 at her residence. She was born on February 10, 1930 in Kendallville, IN to Clifford B. and Edna E. (Browand) Hampshire. Lucille graduated from Avilla High School. On November 27, 1948, she married Robert Hetherington in Kendallville. Lucille worked for Eckrich for nearly 30 years as a meat processor...
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Beverly J. Welker

September 15, 2019

Beverly J. Welker, 82, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne to the late George J. and Edna M. (Butler) Bickel. She married Jerry L. Welker on May 9, 1964 and he survives. Beverly was an active member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She and Jerry would help count envelopes and helped with 45 funerals at St Vincent. She...
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Sharon L. Shroyer Riley

September 12, 2019

Sharon L. Shroyer Riley (Mrs. Coach) was granted the desire of her heart and passed on to her heavenly home on September 12, 2019 at the age of 82. She was born on November 3, 1936 the daughter of Marion A. and Gwendolyn (Gindlesparger) Shroyer. She graduated from North Side High School in 1955. She was employed with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 20 years and was a member of Life Bridge...
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Clarissa Martinez Stull

September 12, 2019

Clarissa Martinez Stull, 50, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN to Jesus and Natividad Martinez. She was a 1992 graduate of Ball State University. She then graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with her radiology certification. She married Darrin Stull on September 19, 2001 and he survives. She worked in...
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Karlita K. Hassig

September 10, 2019

Karlita K. Hassig, 79, passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. She was born on April 8, 1940 in Huntington, Indiana to the late Leland and Blanche (Hedrick) Bonewitz. Karlita worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Byron Health Center for many years. She belonged to the Huntertown United Methodist Church (Lifehouse Church) for 50 years. She enjoyed traveling, playing bunko, bingo, and word...
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Chester (Chet) Arthur Coy

September 10, 2019

Chester "Chet" Arthur Coy, 89, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. He was born to the late Ernest and Mable (Caskey) Coy in Noble County, IN on November 26, 1929. Chet spent many years driving truck across the country. He also owned several small business over the years. Chet loved watching any sport and was passionate about Big Ten Basketball and the Cincinnati Reds...
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Karen F. Wild

September 8, 2019

Karen F. Wild, 80, of Fort Wayne, went Home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 8, 2019. She was born to the late Herbert H. and Edith (Cook) Fouts on May 25, 1939 in Rome, NY. On September 4, 1960, she married Harry E. Wild in Fort Wayne. Karen retired from Lutheran Hospital after 30 years of service as a RN. She was a member of Brookside Community Church. Karen enjoyed church choir, sewing...
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W. Patricia (Patty) Dean

September 8, 2019

W. Patricia "Patty" Dean, 80, of Fort Wayne passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019 at her home. Patricia was born on October 10, 1938 in Uhrichsville, OH to the late Tompkins and Alice (Craft) Anderson. She completed her Master's Degree and then spent her career in telecommunications working for Verizon and then Butler Communication. Upon retirement her favorite loves were her dog Boomer, her...
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F. Lee Bushong

September 8, 2019

F. Lee Bushong, 99, passed away on September 8, 2019. He was born on May 28, 1920 in Kendallville, Indiana. He served as Lieutenant (J.G) in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the South Pacific on the Cruiser. USS Nashville. After the war he started his career as a teacher at the Kendallville High School, where he taught industrial Arts and coached track. In 1953 he taught at the Central H.S. in Fort...
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Dorothy I. Lowery

September 5, 2019

Dorothy I Lowery, 97, of Fort Wayne, passed away on September 5, 2019, at St Anne's Retirement Community. Born on October 19, 1921, in Montpelier, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late John H and Claire I (Miller) Fenicle. She was a graduate of Montpelier High School, and moved to Fort Wayne to attend Beauty College, where she later met her husband Wayne. She was a member of Salem United Church...
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Tim Koesters

September 4, 2019

Tim Koesters, 67, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Born on January 24, 1952 in Celina, Ohio to the late Albert and Vivian (Tekamp) Koesters. He managed and partially owned SKYTECH. Tim belonged to the St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church for 17 years, St. Vincent DePaul Society, and was an active member of the Carpenter Sons. Tim enjoyed carpenter work, volunteering with...
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John C. Clevenger

September 3, 2019

John C. Clevenger, 67, passed away on September 3, 2019 in Fort Wayne, IN., with his loving family by his side after a two year battle with Leukemia. He was born May 27, 1952 in Fort Wayne, Indiana and graduated from Concordia High School. He enjoyed life spending time with his family in many ways, including shooting pool, playing ping-pong, softball, bowling, golf, and lake time at Crooked Lake...
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Robert E. Hutmacher

September 1, 2019

Robert E. Hutmacher (91), died on September 1, 2019. He was born December 21, 1927, in Freeport , Illinois. He graduated from Tri-State University and was a WW II United States Navy veteran. He retired from Magnavox as Director of Materials after 29 years of service. He was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church and its Senior Mens' club. Surviving are his wife Jacqueline (Jackie)...
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Carroll Eugene Johnson

September 1, 2019

Carroll Eugene Johnson, 92, of Fort Wayne, went to his heavenly home on Sunday, September 1, 2019. He was born to the late Murray M. and Opal L. (Jenkins) Johnson in Fort Wayne on January 19, 1927. On July 30, 1950 in Fort Wayne he married his loving wife of 63 years, the late Nannie Fern (Bowling) Johnson. Carroll proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during WW II. He worked as Merchandise...
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Georgienna (Georgie) Barge

August 31, 2019

Georgieanna "Georgie" Barge, 76, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2019. She was born to the late Richard Johnson and Nina (Bugert) Scherer on September 18, 1942 in Fort Wayne. On May 27, 1961 she married Donald Barge at St. Peter's Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on February 27, 2013. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Georgie enjoyed boating on...
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Cleo Elizabeth (Olerich) Harkenrider

August 30, 2019

Cleo Elizabeth (Olerich) Harkenrider, 92, known to all as "Aunt" Cleo, passed away peacefully on August 30, 2019 at St. Anne Home in Fort Wayne, where she had lived almost five years. Cleo was born in Carroll, Iowa and moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana as a young woman to work at General Electric. She spent most of her career working with her husband as VP of Harkenrider Concessions. She always...
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Judith (Judy) Marie (Rockey) Boyce

August 29, 2019

Judith "Judy" Marie (Rockey) Boyce, 79, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on August 29, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Harvey and Henrietta Rockey. She graduated from Central Catholic in 1958 and married the late Timothy J Boyce in 1961. She had an infectious kindness and caring for all. Her beautiful song on earth has ended, but the recording will play in our hearts and minds...
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Marilynn (Roth) Fliotsos

August 28, 2019

Marilynn (Roth) Fliotsos, 85, passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2019, in West Lafayette, IN. She was born and raised in Fort Wayne, IN, and graduated from South Side High School. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Bill Fliotsos and wife Debra of Fort Wayne; her daughter, Anne Fliotsos and husband Eric Felix of West Lafayette; her sister, Margaret (Peg) Robson; and her 3 grandchildren and 2...
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Dorothy Lee (Dottie) Parrish

August 27, 2019

Dorothy Lee "Dottie" Parrish, 92, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne. She was born in Montgomery County, North Carolina to the late George B. and Carrie (Tysinger) Coggin. She married Arthur T. Parrish on December 21, 1945 in Troy, NC and he preceded her in death. Dottie enjoyed quilting, knitting, and crafts of any kind. She and Arthur were members of...
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Kaye Frances Lobsiger

August 26, 2019

Kaye Frances Lobsiger, 80, passed away Monday, August 26, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Decatur, Indiana to the late Charles I. and Frances E. (Schlickman) Heare. Survived by James Lobsiger, married on June 9, 1956 and sharing a blessed 63 years. Kaye worked for Citizen Telephone Co., East Allen County Schools, and was an administrative assistant for...
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James Joseph Nash

August 26, 2019

James Joseph Nash 69, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019. Born on May 28, 1950 in Kansas. He served for 8 years as a proud United States Marine. He was in the car business for years, prior to turning his passion of photography into a career. Loved to watch Westerns, play golf, hunt, and collect and sell guns. Enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and his many...
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Nellie (Kuceyeski) Wood

August 25, 2019

NELLIE (KUCEYESKI) WOOD, 89, passed peacefully at Parkview Regional Medical Center on August 25, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Nellie was born in Alliance, Ohio on November 3, 1929, the daughter of the late Julius and Stella Kuceyeski. She was the daughter of Polish immigrants and the youngest of six children. She graduated from Alliance High School in 1947 and was immediately employed as...
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Anthony Joseph Perugini

August 22, 2019

Anthony Joseph Perugini, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, August 22, 2019. He was born on May 21, 1931, in Fort Wayne the son of Joseph Perugini and Mary Vendemia. Tony proudly served in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He earned a B.S.C. degree in accounting from The International College Indiana and obtained a CPA. A consummate...
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Mark Stuart Putt

August 21, 2019

DR. MARK STUART PUTT, 68, of Fort Wayne passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 after a valiant, 16-month battle with cancer. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the second oldest of eleven siblings. Mark graduated from Snider High School and IPFW with a degree in chemistry where he played 4 years of collegiate basketball. He received a master's degree from the IU School of Dentistry and a Ph.D. in...
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Virginia E. Clark

August 17, 2019

Virginia E. Clark, 95, of Churubusco, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born to the late Joseph D. and Goldia A. (Baker) Williams in Huntington, IN on November 2, 1923. She graduated from Huntington Township High School in 1941, Huntington College in 1945, and received her Master's Degree from the University of Saint Francis. She was a Teacher and...
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Jettie Mae (Diltz) Evans

August 17, 2019

Jettie Mae (Diltz) Evans Born March 21, 1936 entered into Eternity on August 17, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband Enoch Evans Sr. and her son Gene Earl Diltz Sr. She leaves behind 7 children, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
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Enoch Evans, Sr.

August 15, 2019

Enoch Evans Sr. Born April 24, 1932 Entered into Eternity on August 15, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Jettie (Diltz) Evans, seven children, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements entrusted to D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home.
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Bonnie J. (Briggs) Stuelpe

August 12, 2019

Dr. Bonnie J. (Briggs) Stuelpe, 78, passed away Monday, August 12, 2019 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was a lifelong educator who spent 30 years working for Fort Wayne Community Schools. In retirement, she was an avid quilter, reader, and card enthusiast. Surviving are her husband, Dr. Herbert E. Stuelpe of 55 years, son, Joe (Rebecca) Stuelpe, daughter, Jenifer S. (Jeremiah) Gibbs, and 4...
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Patricia A. Miller

August 12, 2019

Patricia A. Miller, 80, passed away on August 12, 2019. She was born in Warsaw, Indiana on June 7, 1939, the daughter of the late Orville and Madelyn Long. Patricia was a graduate of New Haven High School and went on to graduate from Ball State with a Bachelor's Degree as a Registered Nurse in 1960. She went on to work as an RN for 46 years for the mentally handicapped. She was also a Director of...
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Karl Roy Hans

August 8, 2019

Karl Roy Hans, 61, met his Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at his residence in Churubusco, IN. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN to Erwin Hans and Judith (Smell) Benzinger. Karl worked for Murray Equipment as a controls engineer for 30 years. He was an active member of Emmaus Lutheran Church. Karl enjoyed racing and restoring cars. Above all he was a faithful man and a devoted husband and...
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Roy S. Firman

August 5, 2019

Roy S. Firman, 91, passed away Monday, August 5, 2019 at Ashton Creek Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Utica, NY to the late Horace and Marion (Stevens) Firman. He married Marian A. MacDermott in 1969 and she survives. He worked for Bell Aircraft as an engineer in Niagara Falls until the late 1950's. He then worked for ITT in Fort Wayne, IN until his retirement....
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Jerry Crim

August 2, 2019

Jerry Crim, 86, passed away on August 2, 2019. He was born in New Castle, IN on July 16, 1933, the son of the late Cecil and Ruth Crim. Jerry served in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 until 1955 serving as a communications specialist. His passion and career was photography for over 45 years. In his spare time he was an avid wood worker and enjoyed making things of many varieties. He is survived by...
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John Marcus Peterson

August 1, 2019

John Marcus Peterson, 89, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on August 1, 2019. He was born on April 5, 1930 the son of John and Mary (Summers) Peterson. He married Roberta (Foster) Peterson on June 9, 1960. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. John was an avid beekeeper for several years and always enjoyed tinkering. He was an electrical engineer working at various companies throughout the years...
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John Marcus Peterson

August 1, 2019

John Marcus Peterson, 89, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on August 1, 2019. He was born on April 5, 1930 the son of John and Mary (Summers) Peterson. He married Roberta (Foster) Peterson on June 9, 1960. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. John was an avid beekeeper for several years and always enjoyed tinkering. He was an electrical engineer working at various companies throughout the years...
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Rita D. Sweeney

July 31, 2019

Rita D. Sweeney, 83, passed away on July 31, 2019. She was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 30, 935, the daughter of the late John and Rose Fumo. Rita was a graduate of Fontbonne Hall High School and St. Joseph's College, Brooklyn where she majored in Special Education. She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother by her children and family. She is survived by her children;...
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Howard A. Davis

July 27, 2019

Howard A. Davis, 95, was born August 22, 1924 in Bono, Arkansas and died July 27, 2019 in Warren, Indiana of heart failure. Howard served in the Army during WWII in the South Pacific and Japan. He and Wanda Lee raised twelve children and several grandchildren in New Haven, Indiana. He and Margaret lived on an eighty acre farm in Van Buren, Indiana where they grew and marketed popcorn. He was the...
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Bernice Louise King

July 27, 2019

Bernice Louise King, 93, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019 at her residence in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Plattsmouth, NE to the late Albert and Grace (Shanholtz) Shafer. She married William King on December 31, 1945 and he preceded her in death in 2017 after 71 years of marriage. Bernice enjoyed reading and loved being with her family. Surviving are her children, Dennis King, Frederick...
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David L. Hicks

July 25, 2019

David L. Hicks, 72, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Fort Wayne to Dale Warren and Betty Elaine (Smith) Hicks. He had an exciting 50 year career with Navistar and traveled the world. He enjoyed substitute teaching at Carroll School District. He actively attended Grace Pointe Church. Dave loved music, golf, and black jack. Above all else,...
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Larry Ross Maugherman

July 25, 2019

Larry Ross Maugherman, 76, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019 at his residence in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Hillsdale, MI to the late Ross and Edna (Gepfert) Maugherman. He served honorably in the United States Army as a helicopter gunner during the Vietnam War. Larry married Patricia (Hughes) Maugherman, wife of 27 years, on September 12, 1992 and she survives. He owned his own insurance...
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Annette Irene (Logan) Mains

July 20, 2019

Annette Irene (Logan) Mains passed away peacefully on July 20, 2019, after an extended illness. Born in Kendallville, IN on October 4, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Perry and Margaret Logan. She was a 1964 graduate of Kendallville High School. On September 3, 1966, she married her high school sweetheart, David Mains. Her entire life, Annette served as a mother to many, community leader,...
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Joan Lynne (Johnson) Hartzog

July 16, 2019

Joan Lynne (Johnson) Hartzog, 72, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Born on July 23, 1946 in Fort Wayne to the late Forest and Mary (Eifert) Johnson. She was a graduate of Central Catholic HS. At an early age Joan was a talented tap and jazz dancer, later becoming an instructor. She worked as a Cafeteria Manager for FWCS, Black Hawk Middle School for 36 years. Was a member of...
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Diana R. Halter

July 11, 2019

Diana R. Halter, 86, died Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Ashton Creek Health and Rehab in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late William Benjamin and Frances Alice (Alterkruse) Huber. Diana was a graduate of North Side High School. She married Robert G. Halter on June 20, 1953 and he preceded her in death in 2018. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. Diana enjoyed...
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Jennifer Wilson

July 10, 2019

Jennifer Wilson, 46, went home Wednesday July 10, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of Gary (Dorene) Wilson and Judy (Al) Moore. Jen attended Indiana University "Go Big Red" and worked for 18 years as part of the SC&A family in Nashville, TN. Jen dedicated much of her life to serving in Haiti with International Allied Missions. She was a cherished member of New Hope Church...
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Gary E. Yarger

July 5, 2019

Gary E. Yarger, 74, passed away on July 5, 2019. He was born in Hicksville, Ohio on February 6, 1945, the son of the late Eldean and Betty Yarger. Gary obtained his Bachelor's degree from Tri-State (Trine) University and worked at Indiana Michigan Power for 31 years retiring in 2000 as Regional Administrator. He also worked as the General Manager of Key III Candies after retirement. He served as...
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Dorothy J. Ward

December 2, 1928 - July 3, 2019

DOROTHY J. WARD, 90, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at Ashton Creek. Born Dec. 2, 1928 in Van Wert, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Thomas O. and Marcile E. (Thomas) Reese. She was involved in Marketing Diversified Services. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed bowling, crafts including ceramics and macrame and was a national award winner in macrame....
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Daryl M. Benson

July 3, 2019

Daryl M. Benson, 89, passed away on July 3, 2019. He was born on November 27, 1929 in Huntington, IN, the son of the late Ralph and Erma Benson. Daryl served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal. He owned an asphalt company, API Construction for 20 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of the American Legion and Saint Joseph United...
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Velma Jane Crabill

July 2, 2019

Velma Jane Crabill, 92, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Lincolnshire Place in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Ossian, Indiana to the late Benjamin and Alta Jane Ruhl. She was a 1945 graduate of Hoagland High School. Velma married Merlyn Crabill and he preceded her in death after 72 years of marriage. She was a member of Leo United Methodist church and enjoyed gardening, puzzles, cooking, and...
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Laura M. Nelson

June 30, 2019

Laura M. Nelson, 96, departed this life on Sunday, June 30th in Stuart Florida. Born June 26th , 1923 in Dayton, Ohio, she was the only child of the late Hobart E. and Rocile E. Andrews (Jones). Laura worked in the Circulation Department of the Fort Wayne Newspapers for 42 years. She was a 50 year member of First Presbyterian Church of Fort Wayne before moving to Florida in 2002. She was a member...
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Stanley R. Koehlinger

November 16, 1927 - June 28, 2019

Stanley R. Koehlinger, 91, entered his heavenly home Friday, June 28, 2019 at Lutheran Life Villages, Pine Valley, Fort Wayne, IN. Born in Fort Wayne, IN. on November 16, 1927, Stanley was son of the late Harold E. and Erna D. Koehlinger. Surviving are his daughter Sara (Rev. Joseph) Cunningham of Valparaiso; son Mark (Michelle) Koehlinger, Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren and five great-grand...
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Joyce K Arnett-Schaefer

June 27, 2019

Joyce K. Arnett-Schaefer, 92, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Bethlehem Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne to the late Adolf and Margaret (Patton) Pentz. She was a graduate of North Side High School and Interior Business College. She married Lawrence Schaefer in 1962 and preceded her in death. She married Glenn Arnett and he survives. Joyce was a...
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John Paul Harris

June 26, 2019

John Paul Harris, 69, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at his residence in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Fort Wayne to the late Jack and Helen (Tritch) Harris. He married the love of his life, Betty Mattingly on August 9, 1975 and she survives. John worked for GM and was a skilled carpenter for over 25 years. He enjoyed auto racing, traveling, camping, and reading. He liked working around...
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David T Hinkle , lll

June 26, 2019

David T. Hinkle III, 66, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Decatur to the late David T. Hinkle Jr. and Maxine (Dubach) Hinkle Coak. David enjoyed going to auctions and spending time with friends. Surviving are his children, David T. Hinkle IV and Amy (Jeff) Block; two grandchildren, Decker Block and Hayden Block; siblings,...
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Howard Alan Hisey

June 25, 2019

Howard Alan Hisey, 86, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at the Towne House Retirement Community in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Stafford, KS to the late Harold B. and Vera Edith (Schenkel) Hisey. He was in the United States Navy Seabees for 28 years, retiring as CEC Lieutenant. He was selected as a volunteer on the wintering over party at McMurdo Sound, Antarctic (1955 – 57). In 1956, he...
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John W. Wiening

June 23, 2019

John W. Wiening, 82, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019. He was born to the late Edward and Kathleen (Waldron) Wiening in Hammond, IN on December 26, 1936. He was a Machinist for 30 years at LTV Steel and then went on as a Quality Control Manager at Production Tool. John enjoyed gardening, bowling, running, traveling, and the Chicago Cubs. The family would like to thank Kingston...
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Paul Repine

February 9, 1927 - June 22, 2019

Paul Repine, 92, passed away on June 22, 2019 at The Cedars. He was born on February 9, 1927 in Fort Wayne, IN, the son of the late Melvin Earl and Edith Repine. Paul served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1946. He worked for Pennsylvania/Conrail as a rail car inspector for 43 years retiring in 1987. Paul was a member of Leo United Methodist Church, the VFW and...
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Stella Mae Capps Mason-Sgourakis

June 21, 2019

Stella Mae Capps Mason-Sgourakis, 78, passed away peacefully at her earthly home on June 21, 2019 and is now in her Heavenly home walking the streets of pure gold. Stella was born on July 17, 1940 in Middlesboro Kentucky; she was a 1958 Graduate of Bell County High School in Pineville, Kentucky. She married Raymond Mason on July 9, 1959, and they moved to Fort Wayne, IN in 1966. Jesus has...
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Ronald Wayne Stoller

June 8, 1934 - June 16, 2019

Ronald Wayne Stoller went home to be with his Lord on June 16. 2019. Ron was born in Fort Wayne, IN on June 8, 1934 and was married to Joanne Woerner in Tremont, IL on April 24, 1955. A man of deep faith and commitment, he was a long-time member of The Chapel. Ron was an entrepreneur and businessman throughout his adult life. He was both a commercial real estate developer as well as the founder...
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David L. Ruoff

June 30, 1930 - June 13, 2019

David L. Ruoff, 88 passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fort Wayne, IN. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN., born to the late Frederic L. and Gladys Ruoff. David graduated from North Side High School and earned his Bachelors from Indiana University. He proudly served his country in the US Army and was a 1st Lieutenant. David's memberships...
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Richard Lee Clauss

August 12, 1939 - June 12, 2019

Richard Lee Clauss, 79, of Garrett, IN, passed away at home on June 12, 2019. He was born on August 12, 1939 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Phil and Emma Clauss. He spent the majority of his younger years as owner of the Hobby House Inn before retirement in 1985. During his retirement, he fell in love with woodworking and gunsmithing and became a nationally recognized craftsman. He attended church...
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Walter (Tom) McMahon

June 10, 2019

Walter "Tom" McMahon 88, of Fort Wayne died June 10, 2019. Tom was born to the late Walter Thomas and Margaret Mary (McEvoy) McMahon. Tom proudly served in the United States Navy, and is a Korean War Veteran. Tom worked for Montgomery Wards for 25 years, and Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend for 20 years. He was a member of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, and Knights of Columbus #451. ...
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Gordon L. Klopfenstein

May 30, 2019

Gordon L. Klopfenstein, 86, died on May 30, 2019. He was born on Oct. 11, 1932, in Angola, Ind. to Rev. Joseph and Mary Klopfenstein. The majority of his childhood was spent in Michigan. He graduated from Manual High School in Peoria, Ill. in 1950, attained a Bachelor's degree from the Fort Wayne Bible College in 1954 and a Master's from IU in 1960. He was a teacher, school administrator and...
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LaDean Bennett Dick

May 30, 2019

LaDean Bennett Dick, 94, long-time resident of Fort Wayne departed this life on Thursday, May 30, 2019. He was the second of three children born to Ralph and Clelia Bennett Dick of Angola. He graduated as valedictorian from Flint High School. Two years later, he landed his airplane in John Brand's pasture south of Hudson, and asked Mary Alice Brand for a date. They were united in marriage in 1947...
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Charlotte Josefina Wiehe

May 29, 2019

Charlotte Josefina Wiehe was born into her Heavenly Father's arms on May 29, 2019. She is survived by her father and mother, Jeff and Ashley (Smith) Wiehe, her twin brother, Jacob, her grandparents, Phil and Cheryl (Knipstein) Wiehe and Jeff and Terri (Guillaume) Smith, great-grandfather, Dennis Guillaume, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12...
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Barbara (Barb) Jean Kroskie-Sembroski

May 29, 2019

Barbara "Barb" Jean Kroskie-Sembroski, 84, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. She was born to the late William Lloyd and Emma E. (Fields) Perry on December 30, 1934. Barb was a member of Wallen Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, puzzles, watching basketball, and playing Kings Corners. Barb worked for FWCS and several churches as a librarian. Barb is survived by her...
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J.J. (Jon Michael Jason) McCoy

May 27, 2019

J. (Jon Michael Jason) McCoy, 46, who resided in Lexington South Carolina passed away on Monday, May 27, 2019, with his family by his side. J.J. was born on August 4th, 1972, to the late, Jon McCoy and the living, Carol Warden McCoy Weick (Chuck), in Fort Wayne, Indiana. J.J. was a 1991 graduate of New Haven High School and graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor's degree in...
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Priscilla Jean Andrews

May 25, 2019

Priscilla Jean Andrews, 79, of Wolcottville, IN passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019. She was born on November 13, 1939 in Toledo, OH. Pricilla worked at the Ramble Inn in Churubusco, IN for 20 years. She also worked for Papa's Place in Churubusco, IN. She retired in 2012. Surviving relatives include her husband, James M. Andrews of Wolcottville, IN; son, Jerry Pence (Paula) of...
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James Daniel (JD) Pulver

May 23, 2019

James Daniel "JD" Pulver, 48, passed away unexpectedly May 23, 2019 at home. He was born May 31, 1970, in Fort Wayne, the only son of William and Ruth (Bledsoe) Pulver. He graduated from Woodlan HS and went on to receive a bachelor's degree in the arts from IPFW. He was previously employed at SDI and most recently owned Sterling Services. JD was a lifelong fan of the Purdue Boilermakers,...
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Carole Ann York-Schall

May 23, 2019

Carole Ann York-Schall, 82, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at St. Anne's Home. She was born on August 28, 1936 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Maurice and Ellen (Griswold) Lindeman. Carole graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1954. She retired from Peter Eckrich & Sons in 1985 after 16 years and also retired from Park Center in 1993 after 6 years. She was a...
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Donald P. Polley, Sr.

May 23, 2019

Donald P. Polley, Sr. 84, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday May 23, 2019. He had spent the days preceding his death surrounded by his loving family. Don was born to Wilbur and Lillian Polley in Fort Wayne, IN, on October 27, 1934. He attended Emmanuel Lutheran grade school and graduated from Central High School in 1953 and was also a veteran of the Naval Reserve. Don served the city...
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Rosalie Witucki

May 22, 2019

Rosalie Witucki (85) of Fort Wayne, IN passed peacefully on Wednesday, May 22,, 2019. Rosalie was born in South Bend, Indiana on November 19, 1933 to the late Lloyd and Frieda Robinson. Growing up in South Bend she attended St. Joe Academy where she was extremely social, as well as worked at Bendix. In 1956, Rosalie married the love of her life, Arthur Witucki, also of South Bend. Rosalie worked...
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Phyllis Mae Stoner

May 21, 2019

Phyllis Mae Stoner, 88 passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the Allisonville Meadows Assisted Living Center, Fishers, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne IN to the late Clyde McConnell and Matilda Dennis. Phyllis was a graduated of Central High School, Fort Wayne. She worked at Liberty Mutual Life Insurance Company for over ten years. She is survived by her husband Rev. Dwight F Stoner of Fishers, IN;...
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Janie Golden Hunt

May 21, 2019

Janie Golden Hunt, 87, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Golden Years Homestead/ Visiting Nurse Hospice Services in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Hunt was born on August 11, 1931, in Newbern, Alabama to the late Edward and Viola (Chapman) Pinkston. Janie graduated from Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne. She then continued her education at the University of St. Francis in Fort...
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Marilyn J. Brown-Baumgartner

May 16, 2019

Marilyn J. Brown-Baumgartner, 86, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Kingston Care in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Baumgartner was born on January 19, 1933, in Avilla, IN to the late Russell C. Hippenhammer and Ople M. Smith. She graduated from Avilla High School. After high school, she went to work for Lincoln Life in Fort Wayne. On June 22, 1952, she married Lowell Brown at...
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Elaine C. Drummond

May 11, 2019

Elaine C. Drummond, 92, passed peacefully Saturday, May 11, 2019 Fort Wayne. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack in 2015. They were married 66 years and loved to travel across the country, even in their 80's. They took many trips out west to National Parks, highlighted by Yellowstone, and visited all of the lower 48 states. All via car. Elaine was born to Oliver and Thelma ...
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Edward F. Kokosa

May 11, 2019

Edward F. Kokosa, 87, died Saturday, May 11, 2019 surrounded by the loving support of his family. Born in Fort Wayne to the late Peter and Stella Kokosa, he graduated from Central Catholic High School and worked as an inspector with Dana Corp. for 45 years, retiring in 1995. In his free time Ed enjoyed camping and fishing. The best catch of his life was finding Lois Ann Saalfrank, whom he married...
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Henry "Vic" V. Rigsby

May 8, 2019

Henry "Vic" V. Rigsby, 71, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. He was born on March 27, 1948 in Washington, DC to the late Henry Victor Rigsby Sr and Ruth (Schooler) Girdner. Vic was an electrician for several years retiring from the City of Fort Wayne after 25 years and then owned Rigsby Electric. He was a member of the Leo Masonic Lodge, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, Mizpah Shrine...
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Rodney (Scottie) Ferrell

May 7, 2019

Rodney "Scottie" Ferrell, 57, passed away on May 7, 2019. He was born on June 13, 1961, in Fort Wayne, IN. Scottie was a graduate of Southside High School where he excelled at basketball. He also attended South Plains College in Plainview, TX. Scottie worked as the Director of Network Operations at CRST Specialized Transportation for over 35 years. Scottie was an avid golfer and was a member...
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Louis Dean Geller

May 7, 2019

Louis Dean Geller, 85, of Ft. Wayne, IN passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2019. He was born on August 9, 1933 the son of Clifford and Viola Geller. Louis was a very caring person. He enjoyed being around others and spending time with family and friends. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, fisherman, conservationist, counselor, father, "Grandpa Lou", great-grandfather and friend to many. He started...
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Robert Joseph Kosiarek

May 6, 2019

ROBERT JOSEPH KOSIAREK, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 6, 2019, surrounded by his family. "Bob" or "G Bob", as his grandkids called him, was born July 2, 1935 in Chicago, Ill. along with his identical twin brother and closest friend Dick, who preceded him in death. An Air Force veteran of the Korean War, Bob graduated from Indiana Institute of Technology where he made...
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Mary (Peggy) Margaret Armstrong

May 5, 2019

Mary "Peggy" Margaret Armstrong, 91, of Ft. Wayne, IN, passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 5th, 2019. Peggy, as she was known by her family and friends, was a sweet and caring person who always had a friendly smile for everyone. She was born on May 13, 1927 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Ida May (Strohm) and Dr. Lawrence Shinabery. She was the younger sister to Sarah (Sally) and older sister to...
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Waneta Resor

April 29, 2019

Waneta Resor, 95, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on April 29, 2019 at Ashton Creek Health and Rehabilitation. She was born on May 30, 1923 in Fort Wayne, IN to George B and Violet M (Nickolson) Rice. On September 25, 1945, she married Warren A. Resor in Fort Wayne. Waneta was a mother and homemaker. She enjoyed playing bingo and fishing. Survivors include her daughters; Sandra (Robert)...
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