Our Obituaries

Thomas P. (Tom) Carter

August 18, 2018

Thomas P. "Tom" Carter, 78, passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Tom served honorably and retired after 20 years from the U.S. Navy. He was very proud of his military service. He also worked as a maintenance engineer with Essex for 18 years, retiring in 2010. Tom was an avid bowler and enjoyed being outdoors. He loved to camp, fish and be by the fire. In his...
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Emily Rada Jovevski

August 16, 2018

Emily Rada Jovevski, 20, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Emily was born on July 31, 1998, in Fort Wayne, IN to Dragan and Jodi Lynn (Fitzgerald) Jovevski. She graduated from Carroll High school. Emily was a member at St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church in Fort Wayne. She enjoyed spending time with her family and...
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Brenda Skaggs

August 9, 2018

Brenda Skaggs, 53, passed away on August 9, 2018. She was born in Pensylvania on December 27, 1964, the daughter of the late William and Pauline Harr. Brenda had many passions in life including dolphins, gambling, and her beloved dog, Bear. More than anything Brenda loved her family and friends. Surviving are her children, Gregory (Alissia) Skaggs, and Rebecca Skaggs; and grandchildren, William...
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Thomas Edward Christlieb

August 9, 2018

Thomas Edward Christlieb, of Huntertown passed away on Thursday, August 9, at the age of 84 from cancer. Born in Lapel, Indiana in 1933, He was preceded in death by his father Harry L. Christlieb, mother Rosella Nichols, and two brothers, Larry and Danny Christlieb. A graduate of Northside High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1952 and served in the Korean War. Upon entering...
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Roger K. Gorsuch

August 7, 2018

Roger K. Gorsuch, 81, courageously passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at OSU's Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, due to surgical complications. Roger was born in Churubusco, Indiana. After serving in the Navy Reserves and beginning his career as a GE apprentice, he received an Associate's degree in Business Management. He was a supervisor at Plant Instrument for 10+ years. Roger...
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Paul D. Waites

August 6, 2018

Paul D. Waites, 72, passed away on August 6, 2018. He was born in Kingsport, TN, on April 18, 1946 the son of the late James Paul and Laura Waites of Warsaw IN. Paul served in the Army until he was honorably discharged in 1968. He worked at Zimmer INC in Quality Control for 28 years until his retirement. Paul was married to Marion E. Poling for 18 years until her passing in 1999. Paul was very...
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Franz-Martin (Marty) Peters

August 1, 2018

Franz-Martin (Marty) Peters, 68yrs. old, passed away Wednesday 8/1/18 at Lutheran hospital.Marty was born in Oberbauer, Germany on March 23, 1950. He is the son of Franz-Joseph and Charlotte Peters of Tecklenburg, Germany.Left to honor & remember his love are his wife, Jeanie, of 45yrs. of Westfield, N.Y., his children, grandchildren, Edda Peters Bryant with her husband, Wayne and kids, Madelyn...
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Robert L. Coplen

July 27, 2018

Robert L. Coplen, 88, passed away Friday, July 27, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Mr. Coplen was born on August 14, 1929 in Akron, Indiana to Lee V. and Cora (Zimmerman) Coplen. He graduated from Gilead High School in Macy, Indiana. Mr. Coplen served his country honorably during the Korean War with the United States Army. He then continued his education at Tri-State University, where he obtained a...
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Dwight E. Kuntz

July 27, 2018

Reverend Dwight E. Kuntz, 72, passed away Friday, July 27, 2018 at Parkview Randallia Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Abilene, KS, Dwight was a Minister in the Church of the United Brethren in Christ for 30 years and retired from the work force in 2007. He was a member of Living Grace Community Church formerly known as Union Chapel United Brethren Church. Dwight's greatest passion was serving the...
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Dorothy "Dotti" Sauer

July 27, 2018

Dorothy "Dotti" Sauer, 93, stopped making new memories Friday, July 27, 2018. Born in Richmond, IN, the daughter of the late Albert Wesley and Georgianna (Doyle) Leavell, Dotti was valedictorian of her 1942 class of Poling High School. Ever ambitious, she ventured to Fort Wayne and attended International Business College. She worked in the accounting departments at Essex Wire and Magnavox before...
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Julie M. Young

July 26, 2018

Julie M. Young, age 60, passed away peacefully at her home in Fort Wayne, surrounded by family, on Thursday July 26. Since the day she was born Julie brought people around her together. She had a passion for family, parties, and vacation adventures. She was known by all around her as the one who would organize and plan any function. An avid animal lover, she worked for nearly 30 years at the Fort...
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James J. (Jim) Harris

July 24, 2018

Dr. James J. (Jim) Harris, 80, long-time resident of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, July 24th at his summer home at Coldwater Lake, Michigan. Jim was born February 18, 1938 in Fort Wayne to John and Mary Elizabeth (Estes) Harris. Jim was a family medicine physician in Fort Wayne for over 40 years with First Care Family Physicians and later Parkview Physicians Group. Jim attended Central High...
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Judith A. Mowery

July 23, 2018

Judith A. Mowery, 77, passed away Monday, July 23, 2018 at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Mowery was born on July 14, 1941 in Huntington, IN to Harold and Evelyn (Neuer) Simon. Judith graduated from Huntington Catholic High School. On November 29, 1964, she married Harold P. Mowery. Judith worked as a Factory Worker with General Electric in Decatur, Indiana. She loved her pets and to...
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Rose Marie Cooley

July 23, 2018

Rose Marie Cooley, 89, passed away Monday, July 23, 2018 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Logansport, IN, Rose was a member of the Lutheran church. She enjoyed knitting and loved her dog. She was most passionate about caring and being with her family. She was mom to many and will be greatly missed. Surviving are her children, Dennis L. (Cindy) Cooley of New Haven, Thomas J. (Lea Ann...
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Bonnie B. Guysinger Barton

July 23, 2018

Bonnie B. Guysinger Barton, 94, passed away Monday, July 23, 2018 at her home in Fort Wayne. She was born in Payne, OH to the late Lester and Virginia Guysinger. Bonnie was a loving wife, mother and dedicated home maker. She enjoyed sewing and made most of the clothes for her family. Bonnie also enjoyed bird watching. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed having fun and was an avid...
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June M. (Phillips) Davis Hanauer

July 19, 2018

June M. (Phillips) Davis Hanauer, 91, peacefully passed away at home after a hard fought battle with Alzheimer's on July 19, 2018. She was born in Oneida, TN on April 30, 1927, the daughter of the late George and Carrie Phillips. June worked at GenTel until her retirement in 1989. She was a member of Wallen Baptist Church for over 60 years. In her spare time she enjoyed bowling, and collecting...
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Calvin A. Wolff

July 19, 2018

Calvin A. Wolff, 75, passed away July 19, 2018. He was born on July 25, 1942 in Fort Wayne, IN, the son of the late William and Anita Wolff. Calvin retired from Uniroyal Goodrich after 34 years of employment. He went on to work at Wayne Fasteners for 22 years as a customer service representative. He was a charter member of Praise Lutheran Church, where he served as a church elder and...
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Barbara Jane Scrogham

July 18, 2018

Barbara Jane Scrogham, 71, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late W. Robert and Leah Peters Fleming. Barbara graduated from North Side High School in 1964. She was a sales associate in the fabric department at Wal-mart for 29 years. She was a longtime avid member of the Fort Wayne Running Club. Barbara completed 86...
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William Wild, Jr.

July 14, 2018

William Wild Jr., 87, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018, peacefully at home in Fort Wayne, IN, surrounded by his family. Born March 24, 1931 in Newark, NJ, he was the son of William and Lina (Weingartner) Wild and grew up in Newark, Irvington and Springfield with his brother Anton and Sister Anna Marie who all preceded him in death. He was married to the love of his life, Christine (Appel),...
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Misty Renee Woltman

July 13, 2018

MISTY RENEE WOLTMAN, 45, of Fort Wayne, Ind. passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 13, 2018. Born on Aug. 13, 1972 in Goshen, Ind., she was a daughter of Marilyn (Caskey) Grant of Fort Wayne and Bernie (Linda) Mullins of Ligonier, Ind., who survive. Misty loved her family and friends, especially her children, Sam and Abbey, being their biggest supporter and life coordinator. Misty loved being...
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Sandra K. James

July 11, 2018

Sandra K. James, 73, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Parkview Home Health & Hospice in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Sandra owned James Medical for 30 years, retiring in 2007. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Sandra enjoyed watching the Yankees, puzzles, and fishing. She also loved to watch her grandchildren play sports. Sandra liked be surrounded by family and feeding...
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Ruth E. Martin

July 10, 2018

Ruth E. Martin, 79, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne,IN surrounded by her family. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late William Herman and Ethel Gottfried. Ruth was an Insurance Agent with AFLAC for 10 years, and also worked at the Scotts Bakery. Surviving are her children, Robin (Scott) Riley of Huntertown, IN; Ronald (Amy) Martin, Jr. of...
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Dorothy Hutcheson Hogan

July 9, 2018

Dorothy Hutcheson Hogan, age 76, passed away on July 9, 2018. She was born November 14, 1941 in Visalia, Ca. the daughter of the late Arthur and Frances Hutcheson. Dorothy attended St. Mary's College, South Bend, IN earning her degree in Education. She thoroughly enjoyed being a teacher, and especially enjoyed teaching 5th grade at St. Vincent's de Paul Catholic School towards the end of her...
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Mary Ruth Snyder

July 7, 2018

Mary Ruth Snyder, 87, of Indianapolis passed away suddenly and peacefully July 7, 2018 while visiting with family in northern Indiana. She is survived by her brother Arthur Hadley (Jane), her children, Betsy Kachmar (Jeff), Olivia Snyder (Bill Harting), Emily Laugesen (Richard), and Jay Snyder. Also, four grandchildren; Mariah Laugesen, Martin Laugesen, Reverie Snyder, and Jackson Snyder. Mary...
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Patricia (Thoma) Mallers

July 7, 2018

Patricia (Thoma) Mallers, 79, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Bluffton, IN, Patricia worked as a teacher with Crescent Avenue Weekday School for 20 years, retiring in 1997. She was a graduate of DePauw University where she received her B.A. and Indiana University where she received her M.S. in early childhood education. She was a...
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Josh J. Gentry

July 6, 2018

Josh J. Gentry, 34, passed away peacefully, Friday, July 6, 2018 at his residence surrounded by family. Mr. Gentry was born on September 30, 1983 in Kokomo, IN to John and Susan (Crippes) Gentry. Josh graduated from Homestead High School. He then continued his education as a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and obtained a bachelor degree at Indiana University as well as a Master's degree...
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Donald I. Yeoman

July 5, 2018

Donald I. Yeoman, 92, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fargo, ND, Don was the owner of Don Yeoman Service Center and retired in 1989. He was a member of Trier Ridge Community Church of God. Mildred and Don enjoyed their many years in Florida. Surviving are his beloved wife of 72 years, Mildred P. Yeoman of Fort Wayne; children, Stephen I. (Linda) Yeoman of Fort Wayne,...
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Constance (Connie) (Keck) Shinabarger

July 3, 2018

Constance "Connie" (Keck) Shinabarger, 84, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Kingston at Dupont. Mrs. Shinabarger was born on October 2, 1933 in Alvordton, OH, to Ray and Claudine (Hershiser) Keck. In 1951, she graduated from Alvordton High School and then continued her education at Huntington University. On February 28, 1954, she married James Shinabarger at Olive Branch Church in...
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David E. White

June 24, 2018

David E. White, 83, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Covington Manor in Fort Wayne. He was born in Connersville, IN, to the late Richard and Verna White. David worked as a wire drawer with Rea Magnet Wire for 38 years. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching IU basketball, Colts, and attending Tin Caps baseball, where he was honored by throwing out the first pitch of the game. David...
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William (Bill) M. Preston

June 23, 2018

William "Bill" M. Preston, 90, went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 23, 2018. He was the son of the late Ray and Fern Preston. He retired from Perfection Biscuit Company after 33 years. Previously he had worked for General Tire in Wabash, IN for ten years. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and served honorably in the U.S. Army. Bill was an avid IU basketball fan and enjoyed...
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Virginia "Ginny" (Shank) Harrod

June 20, 2018

Virginia "Ginny" (Shank) Harrod , 84, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Presence Sacred Heart Assisted Living in Avilla. She was born in Ohio to the late Glenn and Velma (Tooman) Shank. She received both of her Bachelors and Master's degree from St. Francis University Ft Wayne, Indiana. She married Lawrence Harrod on December 27, 1952, he preceded her in death on December 25, 2009. ...
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Mary C. Davison

June 15, 2018

Mary C. Davison, 80, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in St. Johns, MI, Mary worked as a salesperson for WAJI, WGL, and WOWO for 25 years, retiring in 1988. She enjoyed decorating, flower gardening, and shopping. Surviving are her husband Jack Davison of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Ronda (Paul) VanCamp of Fort Wayne; sons, Matthew "Scott" (Song) Popplewell of Phoenix, AZ and...
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Mathis (Moose) Gunner Michael

June 13, 2018

Mathis "Moose" Gunner Michael, 3, was born on July, 26, 2014 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The third of three sons. He loved playing with his brothers and animals. He was full of love and brought joy to any one he came in contact with. Mathis "Moose" Gunner Michael was pronounced at 10:27am on June 13, 2018 due to a sudden brain aneurysm. As tragic as it is for the family, they find comfort knowing...
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Mary Elizabeth Stant

June 12, 2018

Mary Elizabeth Stant, 96, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne. Born in London Bridge, VA, Mary worked for Bank of Virginia for many years, retiring in 1972. She was a member of Park Place Methodist Church, Norfolk Garden Club, WWII Women's Auxiliary, Bridge Club, and Young at Hearts Club. She enjoyed dancing and gardening. She was a gracious lady, a true "southern...
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Jacqueline (Jackie) Rhea Mossburg

June 12, 2018

Jacqueline "Jackie" Rhea Mossburg, 81, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Neon, KY, she was a 1953 graduate of Fleming Neon High School and in 1959 she graduated from University of Kentucky with her bachelor's degree. She then earned her master's degree from the University of Saint Francis and in 1965 earned her doctorates degree in 1981 from Ball State University. She...
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Thomas G. Bastress

June 12, 2018

Thomas G. Bastress, 91, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 surrounded by family and loved ones in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Thomas owned and operated Automotive and Industrial Supply for 63 years, operating as NAPA Autoparts. He was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church, Rotary Club of Fort Wayne, North Side Alumni Association, Fort Wayne Historical Society, Fort Wayne Aviation...
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Carol Ann (Hatina) Gemlick

June 10, 2018

Carol Ann (Hatina) Gemlick, 76, of Fort Wayne, IN formerly of Greenville, SC passed away June10, 2018 at the Supportive Care Unit at Parkview Randalia, Fort Wayne, IN. Born November 30, 1941 in Cleveland, OH, she is preceded in death by her parents Frank Otto and Edith Elsie (Benes) of Cleveland, OH, her late husband Frederick Daniel Gemlick, sister Sharon Elizabeth (Hatina) Taylor of Crosby, TX...
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Mark Steven Allen

June 9, 2018

MARK STEVEN ALLEN, 59, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Fort Wayne, Ind. Born Jan. 12, 1959, in Batavia, NY., he was a son of the late Roland and Virginia (O'Grady) Allen. Mark grew up raising onions on the family farm and graduated from Elba Central High School in 1977. Together with his brother Dan, he built a successful business in Fort Wayne, Ind., where he spent the last 33 years of...
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Lila L. Landram

June 8, 2018

Lila L. Landram Fort Wayne, IN Lila L. Landram age 95, peacefully passed away on Friday. June 8, 2018. Lila is survived by her son, Michael (Linda) Landram; grandchildren, Megan Landram and Nathan Landram; great grandchildren, Audrey, Gabrielle and Jackson and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard C. Landram and 4 sisters and 4 brothers. Lila was born...
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Betty A. Sowers

June 7, 2018

Betty A Sowers, 89, of Churubusco passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018. Born and raised in Fort Wayne. Betty graduated from North Side High School. She was the supervisor of the Information Office at IPFW for many years, retiring at age 65. She loved her beagles, Christmas, and country living. Surviving are her daughter, Joyce Sowers of Fort Wayne, IN, son, Mike (Beth) Sowers of Saint James City,...
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Ruth A. (Puff) Stinnett

June 3, 2018

Ruth A. (Puff) Stinnett, 92, went to her heavenly home with her family by her side on, Sunday, June 3, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne to the late Adolph and Malinda (Parker) Puff. She married Clarence Stinnett, who proceeded her death. Ruth worked as a Lab Secretary with Joslyn/Slater Steel, retiring in 1991. She was a member of Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church, VFW Auxiliary Post...
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Eleanor (Lee) King

June 2, 2018

Eleanor "Lee" King, 90, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, IL, Lee worked as an office manager/owner with King-Weyler Equipment Inc for 26 years, retiring in 1999. She was a member of the American Kennel Association, Obedience Club, and Mizpah Shrine Horse Patrol. Surviving are her sons, Scott Alan (Kathy) King of Indianapolis,...
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Eleanor "Lee" King

June 2, 2018

Eleanor "Lee" King, 90, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, IL, Lee worked as an office manager/owner with King-Weyler Equipment Inc for 26 years, retiring in 1999. She was a member of the American Kennel Association, Obedience Club, and Mizpah Shrine Horse Patrol. Surviving are her sons, Scott Alan (Kathy) King of Indianapolis,...
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Michael L. Wisniewski

June 1, 2018

Michael L. Wisniewski age 60, passed away on Friday, June 1, 2018. He is survived by his children, Allena J. (Michael) Knepper, Lee M. (Lindsay) Brown and Jean M. Strahm; grandchildren, Michena and Maverick Knepper, Maddison, Khloe, Cayden and Paisley Brown, Jerrin Deeds, Cole Strahm and Kenley Stidam; father, Bernard (Marian) Wisniewski; mother, Jacqueline Wisniewski; brother, David (Randi)...
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Timothy T. Olinger

June 1, 2018

Timothy T Olinger, 60, passed away Friday, June 1, 2018 at his home in Fort Wayne. He was born in North Manchester, IN, to the late Frederick and RoseMary Olinger. Timothy graduated in 1976 from North Manchester High School and earned his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Tennessee and played college basketball. He retired in 2018 an Executive Vice President at Baden Tax Management...
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Barbara J. Pook-Knox

May 31, 2018

Barbara J. Pook-Knox of Fort Wayne formally a long time resident of South Whitley peacefully passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2018. She was born June 24, 1924 in Kokomo, IN to the late Harry and Mildred (Heath) Adams. During WWII she worked for the Civil Service at Fort Knox, KY and Camp Campbell during the time her husband was in service. Barbara worked 31 1/2 years as a secretary and...
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Sharon A. Miller

May 31, 1945 - May 29, 2018

Sharon A. 'Shari' Miller age 72, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her daughters, Christi Miller and Michelle Stine; grandchildren, Taylor and Ryan Stine and sister, Kathy Ogle. Preceded in death by her parents and husband, Steven D. Miller. Shari was born on May 31, 1945 in Anderson, IN to the late Clyde and Janet Harless. She...
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Phyllis N. McKinney

May 29, 2018

Phyllis N. McKinney, 87, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at The Cedars Nursing Home in Leo. Born in Muncie, IN, Phyllis was a member of Epiphany Lutheran Church. She had previously worked with therapy dogs at Canine Companions in Fort Wayne. Phyllis enjoyed cooking, reading and she loved animals. Surviving are her son John (Diane) McKinney of Leo, IN; daughter, Anna Lisa McKinney of Fort Wayne,...
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Kristine A. Kehr

May 27, 2018

Kristine A. Kehr, 63, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018 in Fort Wayne. She was born in Elkhart County, IN. Kristine was kind hearted, a care taker, and would do anything for anyone. She was a jack of all trades. She will be greatly missed. Surviving are her daughter, Nanette (Charlie) Miller of Syracuse, INl son, Montie (Jenny) George of Fort Wayne, IN; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren;...
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Eilene M. Schiffli

May 22, 2018

Eilene M. Schiffli, 92, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Eilene worked with Harvester for 8 years, then with Fort Wayne Community Schools until retirement. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Eilene loved being a mother and was very caring. She will be greatly missed. Surviving are her sons, Doug (Lana)...
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Phillip Allan Loe

May 21, 2018

Phillip Allan Loe, 76, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in South Whitley, IN, Phillip worked as a truck driver with Super Value for 30 years. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion. Phillip served honorably in the Marine Corp. He enjoyed golfing, playing cards, and being a father. He loved his children and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed....
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Justin Michael Geise

May 20, 2018

Justin Michael Geise, 37, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Huntertown. Born in Fort Wayne, Justin was a graduate of Carroll High School and Ball State University and worked with IASA group. He was a member of St. Vincent Catholic Church and music organization, Family Affiliated. Justin was a huge Detroit sports fan and loved crazy socks. He was a radio personality for Wild 96.3 and was known...
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Merlyn V. Crabill

May 20, 2018

Merlyn V. Crabill , 93, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. He was born in Hoagland, IN, to the late Roy and Bessie (Ainsworth) Crabill. Merlyn worked as a Welder/Manager with American Steel Supply for 41 years, retiring in April 20, 1990. He was a member of Leo United Methodist Church, Surviving are his wife of 72 years, Velma Crabill of Leo; sons, Larry ...
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Julie Shields

May 19, 2018

Julie Shields, 60 died on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Sue and Tom Stock. Julie proudly graduated from Bishop Luers High School. She worked at Lincoln National Bank for many years and volunteered for the Christ Child organization. Her hobbies included sewing, cross stitching, and other crafts. She especially enjoyed making things for friends and...
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Dallas H. Christopher

May 16, 2018

Dallas H. Christopher, 86, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Dallas worked as a project coordinator with The City of Fort Wayne for 29 years, retiring in 1984. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and being outdoors. He loved being surrounded by his family. He will be greatly missed. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Bonnie Christopher of Fort Wayne; son, Michael R....
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William R. (Bill) Zion

May 11, 2018

William R. "Bill" Zion , 73, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018 in Fort Wayne. He was born in Ft Wayne to the late John and Helen (Maxson) Zion. Bill was the manager of the print shop at Raytheon for 48 years, he retired in December of 2010. He was a member of The Sons of American Legion Post 82 and the Quarter Century Club at Magnavox. He married Linda Jones on December 29, 1961, who survives...
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Jayne E. Hull

May 9, 2018

Jayne E Hull, 61, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jayne was the daughter of the late Harry and Rita Hull. She worked with Universal Tool for 20 years, prior to retirement. Jayne loved gardening, mowing her lawn, dancing, and country music. Surviving are her daughters, Christina "Kristy" Ludwig, Angelique Hull both of Fort Wayne; grandson, Deacon Ludwig, with a...
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Harold P. Mowery

May 9, 2018

Harold P. Mowery, 77, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in Fort Wayne. He is survived by his wife, Judith Mowery of Fort Wayne; and three daughters. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com.
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Thomas W. Roy

May 8, 2018

Thomas W. Roy , 63, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN, Thomas worked at White Swan Grocery and Taco Bell for several years and was a member of St Vincent Catholic Church, Surviving are his mother, Connie L. Shaw of Fort Wayne; brothers, Dave (Elise) Roy, Peoria, AZ, Phil (Robin) Roy and Daniel J. Roy of Ft. Wayne; sisters...
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Annabelle (Ann) C. Dykhuizen

May 8, 2018

Annabelle "Ann" C. Dykhuizen, 99, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Lafayette, IN, Ann enjoyed caring for her family as a homemaker. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Ann was involved in many Catholic organizations including serving as former president of the Marians, Theresians, and she and her husband, Horace were the former president couple of...
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Peter Eugene (Gene) Rutsey

May 6, 2018

Peter Eugene "Gene" Rutsey of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on May 6, 2018. Gene was born to Peter John and Lucy (Russo) Rutsey on January 7, 1933 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He served his country during the Korean War and graduated from the University of Detroit. He owned a successful painting company and had a 25 year career as a real estate appraiser. He is survived by his loving wife of 58...
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Robert G. Halter

May 4, 2018

Robert G. Halter, 89, died Friday, May 4, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Robert was the son of the late Charles and Blanche Halter. Robert graduated from North Side High School. He served our country as a Korean War Army veteran. Robert worked for Dana Corporation for 30 years, retiring in 1993. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. Robert had a great interest in...
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James Arden McCoy

May 1, 2018

James Arden McCoy, 74, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Jim was a 1961 Elmhurst High School Graduate and a 1965 Purdue University Graduate. Jim worked as a quality manager with Cooper Industrial Products (Cooper Standards) in Auburn and El Dorado, AR for 33 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne, First...
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Mary J. Schimmele

April 27, 2018

Mary J. Schimmele, 98, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 27, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Mary will be remembered as a wonderful loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a charter member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Surviving are her children, David (Sheila) Schimmele of Fremont, IN, Sharon (Stephen) Hensler of Fort Wayne, and Sheila (Stephen)...
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Lois Mae Brubaker

April 26, 2018

Lois Mae Brubaker, 95, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Lois enjoyed caring for her family as a homemaker. She was a member of Grace St. John's United Church of Christ where she served as an elder. Lois also served as the past Unit and 4th District President of American Legion Post #47 Auxiliary; 8 & 40 Air Courant 176; and a volunteer at the VA Hospital....
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Jane White-Rowlas

April 24, 2018

Jane White-Rowlas, 75, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018 after a fearless, quiet, and graceful battle with illness. Born in Gary, Indiana. Jane worked with countless families in Allen County as a realtor for 40 years, most recently with the North Eastern Group. Jane enjoyed spending time with her family and keeping up with her grandkids' busy lives and activities. She also enjoyed her big...
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Steven L. Fetzer

April 21, 2018

Steven L. Fetzer, 72, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Lima, OH, Steven worked as an electrical engineer with Bowmar, Inc for many years, retiring in 2011. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, VFW Post 10006 and the American Legion. Steven was an avid camper. Surviving are his son, Steven Fetzer, Jr. of Fort Wayne;...
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Marcella M. Stine

December 19, 1925 - April 19, 2018

Marcella M. Stine, 92, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018 at The Cedars in Leo-Cedarville. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, the VFW Post 857, American Legion Auxiliary, and DAV Auxiliary. Surviving are her children, Donna Stine of Spencerville, IN, and Carla (John) Cass of Roanoke, IN, Julie Baker of Leo, IN, and Mark (Karen) Stine of Spencerville, IN; 5 grandchildren; 5...
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Greg D. "Yogi" Hale

April 16, 2018

Greg D. "Yogi" Hale, 63, passed away on April 16, 2018. He was born on August 27, 1954 in Fort Wayne, IN, the son of the late Casto and Phyllis Hale. Yogi served as the President of Complete Drives INC for several years. He was a Mason and Shriner, and served as the past President of Wallen Ball Park. Yogi also coached baseball for many years. He was a kind hearted, thoughtful, generous man. His...
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Vicki Antoinette (LoSoya) Ward

April 13, 2018

Vicki Antoinette (LoSoya) Ward, 58, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago South Side Bridgeport, IL, Vicki worked as a teacher with Head Start for 25 years and for the past five years at Ward Corporation with her husband. She was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Surviving are her husband, Chris Ward of Fort Wayne; son, Marcus Daniel of Fort Wayne;...
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Barbara (Joan) Mosshammer

April 11, 2018

Barbara "Joan" Mosshammer, 94, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Southbrooke Care Center in Springfield,OH. She was born in Wilmot, IN, to the late Ralph and Mildred (Bause) Roush. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She married Robert Mosshammer on February 14, 1942, he preceded her in death on June 30, 2001. Survivors include sons, Robert...
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Marie Ann (Comer) Schultz

April 11, 2018

Marie Ann (Comer) Schultz, 92, passed away on April 11, 2018 at Park Place Senior Living Center in Fort Wayne. She was born on July 24, 1925 in Wheatfield, Indiana, the daughter of Jack and Katherine (Irmiter) Comer. She married Edward O. Schultz on October 13, 1946. She was a former member of Tri Kappa of Indiana and the Lake Maxinkuckee Association. She and her husband were founding members of...
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Victoria S. Coil

April 11, 2018

Victoria S. Coil, 54, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at her home in Huntington, IN, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Edward J and Patricia Mae Fruit. Victoria graduated from New Haven High School in 1982 and earned her Bachelors in 2006 from Indiana Tech in Human Resource Management.. She worked as a administrative assistant with Navistar for 10...
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Dorothy Y. Saxton

April 9, 2018

Dorothy Y. Saxton, 92, passed away Monday, April 9, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Alma, Arkansas, Dorothy was the daughter of the late Millard and Dolly Powell. Surviving are her daughter, LaDonna (Marvin) Yoder of Woodburn, IN. Dorothy was preceded in death by husband, Richard O. Saxton. Burial in Elwood Cemetery, Elwood, Indiana at a later date. Arrangements entrusted in D.O. McComb and Sons-Pine...
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Janice E. Fisher

April 5, 2018

Janice E. Fisher, 58, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018 in Fort Wayne after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Janice was the daughter of Roger and Carol Endsley. She graduated from Northrop High School in 1977 and earned an associate degree in Marketing from IPFW. Janice was united in marriage with Robert Fisher on April 21, 1985. Janice worked at the Lima Road Meijer...
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Betty Jean Sapp

April 5, 2018

Betty Jean Sapp, 94, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Betty was the daughter of the late Edward and Anna Sapp. She graduated from South Side High School class of 1942. She worked General Electric for 43 years, retiring in 1986. Throughout her working career at GE, she was known as the "Suggester." She was the highest paid GE suggester up to her retirement. She was...
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Cecil Lamarr Wells

April 1, 2018

Cecil Lamarr Wells, 80, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018. He was born in Garrett, IN on November 5, 1937, the son of the late Cecil and Sarah "Betty" Wells. Cecil worked at Navistar for a number of years, and also drove truck before he retired. He enjoyed going to eat and have coffee while socializing with his friends in his spare time. Surviving are his sons, Donnie (Lillie "Bick") Wells, and...
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Lilly Jo Himelick

February 20, 2018 - March 30, 2018

Lilly Jo Himelick, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her parents Phillip and Terri Himelick of Fort Wayne, IN, grandparents, Susan Chilcote of Fort Wayne, Jeff Himelick of Fountain City, IN, Lora Bromagem of Pamona Park, FL, Evelyn Burns of Brownsville, IN, and many other loving family members. Lilly was preceded in death by grandfather, Terry...
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John H. Oglesbee

March 30, 2018

John H. Oglesbee, 74, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, John worked as a bus driver with PTC before retiring. He was an avid NASCAR fan and in his spare time enjoyed completing his art projects. Surviving are his wife, Carol Oglesbee of Fort Wayne; children, Timothy Oglesbee of Ventura, CA, Laura Sell of Bluffton, IN, Kimberly Vardaman of Fort Wayne, Joy...
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Geraldine R. Trautman

March 30, 2018

Geraldine R. Trautman, 91, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018. She was born in Hoagland, IN on August 28, 1926, the daughter of the late Roy and Bessie Ainsworth. Geraldine attended Hoagland High School graduating in 1944. Geraldine worked at General Electric for 14 years, and she was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, IN. Surviving are her husband of 67 years, Richard...
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Ann M. Hathaway

March 27, 2018

Ann M. Hathaway, 85, passed away on March 27, 2018. She was born on June 21, 1932 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Roy and Isabelle (Kelly) Eber. Ann enjoyed doing crossword puzzles in her free time. Surviving are her children, Michele Jackson, Mike (Echo) Hathaway, Glen (Brenda) Hathaway; daughter-in-law Rose Hathaway; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her...
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Kathryn W. Ewald

March 26, 2018

Kathryn W. Ewald, 97, passed away Monday, March 26, 2018 at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne. Born in Anderson, IN, Kathryn was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and will be greatly missed. She enjoyed crafting, crocheting, sewing and cooking. Surviving are her three daughters, Marsha Weikel, Mary Beth (Wendell) Schweyer, and Jill Bruns all of Fort Wayne, IN; 7 grandchildren; 14 great...
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Martha L. Currier

March 26, 2018

Martha L. Currier, 93, passed away Monday, March 26, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in , NH, Martha was a member of Our Hope Lutheran Church, Huntertown. Surviving are her daughter, Martha (Phil) Schamehorn of Fort Wayne, IN. Martha was preceded in death by her brothers and her parents. Burial will be in Maine at a later date. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com.
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Donald Craig

March 19, 1935 - March 23, 2018

Donald W. Craig, 83, went home to be with his Lord and Savior March 23, 2018 in Valrico, FL. He was born on March 19, 1935 in Fort Wayne, IN. Donald served in the Army for 4 years until he was Honorably Discharged. He retired from Tokheims after over 40 years of employment as an electrician. He was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, and Immanuel Lutheran Church. Donald coached girls...
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Alice Marie Croy

March 22, 2018

Alice Marie Croy, 90, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018. Born in , Kansas, Alice was a member of First Baptist Church-Ocala, Florida. She had a passion for missions and was very involved in missions through her church. She enjoyed singing and was a part of several church singing groups over the years. Surviving are her daughters, Karen Frankle of Columbia City and Sharon (Richard) Jernigan of...
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Ann L. Dickson

March 21, 2018

Ann L. Dickson. Devoted Wife, beloved Mother and Nana. Ann Dickson, 76, passed away peacefully on March 21st 2018. She was born on April 25th, 1941 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She and her husband Thomas moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1976, later settling in Angola, Indiana. Ann graduated from Ohio University and earned her bachelors degree in education. She was a teacher for several years. In...
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Noah Joseph Coonan

March 19, 2018

Noah Joseph Coonan, 21, passed away Monday, March 19, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Noah was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He attended St. Vincent De Paul grade school as well as Precious Blood grade school 5th-7th grade. He played basketball at Bishop Dwenger High School and graduated in 2015. Most recently, he studied at IPFW. Noah was a...
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Danny Ray Neely

March 18, 2018

Danny Ray Neely , 70, went to be with Jesus, Sunday, March 18, 2018, at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis. Born in Ft Wayne Indiana to the late Harold and Dorothy (Vogts) Neely. Danny served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Danny was a "Real Tired" truck driver. Danny loved spending time with his grandkids, traveling, square dancing and iced tea (no sugar,no...
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Lori K. Pushkar

March 15, 2018

Lori K. Pushkar, 53, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Annapolis, MD, Lori worked as the office manager with Inter-State Studio for 20 years. She will be remembered as a loving wife and mother. Surviving are her husband, Marty Pushkar, son, Bradley Pushkar both of Fort Wayne; mother, Kay Beard of Cincinnati, OH; and brother, Johnny (Brenda) Beard of Mason, OH. Lori...
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Donald E Thornton

March 15, 2018

Donald E. Thornton, 77, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018. He was born in Decatur, IN to the late William "Whitey" and Ella Ireta Thornton. Don graduated from Decatur High School in 1959, attended Ball State University, and went on to graduate from the International Business College in Fort Wayne, IN. He retired as the Vice President of Home Loan Bank of Fort Wayne, with over 25 years of...
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Dorothy Maxine Richards

March 15, 2018

Dorothy Maxine Richards soul went to join her savior in heaven on March 15, 2018. She was 85 years old. She was residing at Bethlehem Woods nursing home when she died. She had struggled with dementia for at least 10 years, complications of which finally took her. Dorothy was born March 12, 1933 to Lawrence and Agnes Greer at their farm near Mitchell, IN. She met her husband Thomas E....
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Alice D. Gavin

March 11, 2018

Alice D. Gavin, 84, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, IL, Alice enjoyed caring for her family as a homemaker and later enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Surviving are her daughter, Mary (Tim) Saxer of Spencerville, IN; 2 grandchildren, Gavin Saxer and Kiersten Saxer; and her sister, Leatrice...
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Deborah S. Gibson

March 11, 2018

Deborah S. Gibson, 64, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Wabash, IN, Deborah worked as a teacher with both Greensburg Community Schools and East Allen County Schools for 43 years, retiring in 2015. She was honored to be chosen as the Leo Elementary Teacher of the Year. She was a member of the Christ Child Society and was a former Tri Kappa member. Surviving are her...
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Todd L. Jenkins

March 9, 2018

Todd L. Jenkins, 55, went into the arms of Jesus on Friday, March 9, 2018. The son of Richard and Geraldine Jenkins, Todd was a US Army veteran and proud of his patriotic service. He was a Furniture Technician for 14 years at Klopfenstein Home Rooms Furniture. He was a member of The Pointe Church of Fort Wayne and active in small groups and set design. He was a very simple man, but outgoing and...
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Halden C. "Hall" Platt

March 9, 2018

Halden C. "Hal" Platt, 84, passed away Friday, March 9, 2018. Born in Zanesville, Indiana, Hal was the son of the late Arlo and Wilma Platt. Hal graduated from East Union High School in 1951 and earned his bachelors degree from Huntington College in 1955. While in college he played both baseball and basketball. Hal pitched for the Muncie Reds a single A farm league of the Cincinnati Reds. Hal...
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Susan (Susie) Patricia Koch

March 6, 2018

Susan "Susie" Patricia Koch, 63, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Byron Health Center in Fort Wayne. Susan was born in Gary, Indiana. Surviving are her siblings, Larry (Jane) Koch of FL, Judy (Sam) Lashure of Monroeville, In, Jerry (Dorothy) of Fort Wayne, In, and Tom (Sandy) Koch of Columbia City, In. Susie was preceded in death by father, Robert Koch and mother, Portia Koch. Graveside...
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Ann (Oetting-Klint) Johnston

March 5, 2018

Ann Johnston (Oetting-Klint), age 97, has gone home to her Lord and Savior. She passed away peacefully on March 5, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on January 21, 1921, Ann was the daughter of the late William and Luetta (Bohnke) Oetting. Ann learned accounting and business through correspondence courses and by attending Business College at night. Later in life, she took several advanced...
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Diane M. Steinbeck

March 5, 2018

Diane M. Steinbeck, 80, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, March 5, 2018. Born in Akron, Ohio, Diane was the daughter of the late Ward and Dixie Myers. She graduated from Indiana University with her degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology. She worked as an architectural consultant but, more importantly, she was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother to her family....
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William (Bill) Eshcoff

March 5, 2018

William "Bill" Eshcoff passed away peacefully on March 5th, 2018 after a wonderful life of 92 years. He was born on November 13th, 1925 to the late Vasil and Olga (Paliganoff) Eshcoff in Fort Wayne. He wedded his wife Norma (Geerken) of nearly 70 years; had three sons - John, Jim and Tom; and was a wonderful Dedo to four grandchildren. Bill graduated from Central High School in 1944 and was a...
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Ruth Ann (Leffers, Maloney) Stapleton

February 27, 2018

Ruth Ann (Leffers, Maloney) Stapleton, age 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away on February 27th. Born September 25th, 1931 in Arcola, Indiana, Ruth was the daughter of the late Edward George, and Bertha Alvina (Buettner) Leffers. Ruth graduated from Arcola High School in 1949. Ruth's first marriage was to John William Maloney. He preceded her in death on the 6th of June 1957. Ruth's second marriage...
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