Our Obituaries

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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Charles (Chuck) E. Halter

February 26, 2018

Charles "Chuck" E. Halter, 93, passed away Monday, February 26, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Chuck worked as a brick mason for several local companies for over 40 years. He served his country as a member of the U.S Army Paratroopers during WWII. Chuck was a member of American Legion Post 82. Surviving are his wife, Eva Halter of Fort Wayne; 3 daughters, Kellie (Dave) Ashton, Fawn...
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Mae L. Ewers

February 23, 2018

Mae L. Ewers, 82, passed away Friday, February 23, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Mae was the daughter of the late Sanford and Ruth Geeting. Mae worked for GE prior to being a school bus driver with NWAC Schools for over twenty years prior to her retirement. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a member of Northside Missionary Church and was their...
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Leslie Wayne McClurg

February 22, 2018

Leslie Wayne McClurg, 91, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Nelson Daniel and Frances Edna McClurg. Wayne was a WWII US Army veteran. He worked as a Warehouse Supervisor with SuperValue for 36 years, retiring in 1989. He was a member of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church and American Legion Post #47...
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James David Koble

August 2, 1957 - February 22, 2018

James David Koble, 60, died Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice in Fort Wayne. He was lovingly referred to as Jim, Jimmy, Mij, PawPaw, JimPaw, and Daddy. Jim was happiest with his music loud and his family louder, sharing meals, laughter and ideas preferably around large bodies of water. He began his life in Harlan, Indiana and resided in Fort Wayne, Indiana. A people...
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Alfred A. Billian

February 20, 2018

Alfred A. Billian, Jr., 97, of Fort Wayne passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. He joined his wife, Mickey, to whom he was married for 63 happy years. He was born in Bound Brook, N.J. to Elsie and Alfred Billian. During WWII he served 4 years with the Army Air Force Base unit in Bartow, FL as the crew chief for the P-51 mustang airplane. He started college at Rutgers University and following...
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Roy D. Crum

February 20, 2018

Roy D. Crum, 102, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, he was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church and served honorably in the U.S. Army in WWII. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, and Mizpah Shrine. Roy was an avid golfer, he will be greatly missed. Surviving are his son, Clayton (Pam) Crum of Fort...
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Verna R. Kyle

February 19, 2018

Verna R. Kyle, 99, passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 at Ashton Creek Health and Rehab in Ft. Wayne. Born in Valparaiso, IN, Verna worked as a beauty operator in her home until she was 83 years old. She was a member and founding member of North Christian Church. She loved baking and gardening. She enjoyed helping her husband, Erwin, paint the black and white photos he took and developed. She...
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Norman L. Schatzman

February 16, 2018

Norman L. Schatzman , 78, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. He was born in Cincinnati, OH. Norman worked for Schaab Metals for 26 years retiring in 2005. He loved to use his hands in making anything out of wood, metal and was an all around handyman. He loved to be called "Stormin Norman." Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Schatzman, Ft Wayne; sons...
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Richard W. Hess

February 13, 2018

Richard W. Hess, 86, ended his long battle with Parkinson's, February 13, 2018 and is finally at peace in the fullness of God's grace. He was born on April 14, 1931 in Fort Wayne, IN, the son of the late Lawrence and Clara Hess. Dick served in the US Army from 1951 to 1953. Dick was the Founder and President of Indiana Fluid Power for 24 years until his retirement in 2000. Dick had many...
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Kathleen D. Riley

February 11, 2018

Kathleen D. Riley, 87, of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018. Kathleen was born in rural Paulding County Ohio to the late Lewis and Susie Davis. She spent her childhood on a farm in Bryan, Ohio with her 4 siblings. Lorna Luegring, Willis, James and Lloyd. Kathleen was a bank-teller in Ft Wayne, until she met Allen Riley and married in 1961 and started their family and was blessed...
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Robert "Bob" Hogge

February 10, 2018

Robert F. "Bob" Hogge, 77, went home to his Lord and Savior and his wife, Mary, on February 10, 2018. He was born on October 15, 1940, in Wheelwright, KY, the son of the late, Mitchell and Maultie (Stacey) Hogge. Growing up in coal camps from Hazard Kentucky to Frog Alley West Virginia, Bob and his siblings lead an adventurous childhood. Through epic ball games, schoolyard "boxing", collecting...
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Jeff Dailey

February 10, 2018

Jeff Dailey, 53, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Van Wert, OH, Jeff worked as a service technician with Stanley Black and Decker for 24 years. He attended Grace Point Church of the Nazarene, and was a past coach with Georgetown Little League. Jeff will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, and a loyal friend. He loved his family and was his son's biggest...
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Cynthia L. Kaiser

February 10, 2018

Cynthia L. Kaiser, 61, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 in Fort Wayne surrounded by her loving family. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Cynthia worked as a teaching assistant with Fort Wayne Community Schools, retiring in 2011. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Flatrock. Cynthia loved her children and grandchildren. She, day in and day out, lived for her grandchildren. She will be...
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Nancy A. Steffens

February 9, 2018

Nancy A. Steffens, 90, passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Cedarville, Nancy worked as an obstetric technician, unit clerk, and time coder from 1966 to 1993 with Parkview Memorial Hospital. She was previously employed by Indiana Bank Money Order Division. Nancy was a 1945 graduate of Leo High School. She was a lifelong resident of Cedarville,...
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Nicholas Naume Guretis

February 4, 2018

Nicholas Naume Guretis, 86, passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018 peacefully at home, surrounded by his family. Nicholas was born in Bapchor, Greece on September 7, 1931 to the late Louie and Sophia Guretis. Nick came to Fort Wayne in 1950, and served in the Army during the Korean War from 52-1954. He married his wife, Velma Mitsopoulos on July of 1957. He worked with Toscos Construction Co., till...
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Eileen V. Gross

February 1, 2018

Eileen V. Gross, 85, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Blue Island, IL, Eileen worked at National Acceptance Cooperation for several years where she served as Vice President. Surviving are her sister, Rosalie Barhydt of Huntertown, IN, and many nieces and nephews. Eileen was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Rose Gross; siblings, Frank Gross Jr., Marie...
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Jacob Marc Irven

January 30, 2018

Jacob Marc Irven, 16, passed away January 30, 2018. He was born on December 10, 2001. Jacob attended Northrop High School, and enjoyed music. Jacob is survived by his mom and dad, Jeff and Julie Harper; grandparents, Curt and Rhonda Irven, and John and Judy Harper. Jacob was loved by his many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral service will be held at 10:30AM on Saturday, February 3,...
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Arlene K. Smith

January 29, 2018

Arlene K Smith, age 51, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on Monday January 29, 2018. Arlene was born February 20, 1966 in Fort Wayne, IN to Marclyn "Tootie" Filler and Arlin Filler. Arlene enjoyed gardening and roaming flea markets. She took great joy in spoiling her numerous nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed. Arlene is survived by her husband of 27 years, Kevin Smith; mother...
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Karla Kay May

January 28, 2018

Karla Kay May, 58, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Karla completed her Bachelor's degree from Milligan College. She began her career as a teacher with Beardstown Christian Academy in Beardstown, IL, later becoming the principal. In 1998, she moved back to Fort Wayne and served as the Director of Children's Ministry at Christ's Church Fort Wayne. Most...
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Gloria Esposito

January 26, 2018

Gloria Esposito, 86, passed away Friday, January 26th, 2018 at Park Place Senior Living in Fort Wayne. Born in Norwalk CT, Gloria worked at The Norwalk Hat Co, Norwalk School Cafeteria and MBI (Danbury Mint), retiring in 1992. She enjoyed family, children, her dogs, water/boating, happy hour and her collectables. Gloria had good words of wisdom. Surviving are her daughter, Karen (Tom) Cappadona...
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Jack Davis

January 25, 2018

Jack Davis, 91, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 in Rome City, IN. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Jack was a machine tool repairman and an engineer with Harvester for 39 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of Rome City United Methodist Church and served honorably in the United States Army. He loved the lake and fishing. He and his wife Colleen traveled from Newfoundland, Canada to Alaska and...
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Anna Sue Didion

January 22, 2018

Anna Sue Didion, 75, passed away January 22, 2018. She was born in Livingston, TN March 30, 1942 the daughter of the late Terry and Zilpha Buck. Ann worked at Bob Evans for over 20 years. More than anything she loved her grandchildren like they were her own children. In her spare time she enjoyed working out in the yard, growing flowers, traveling, and loved cooking for others. Ann was also known...
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Clint Charles McGuire

January 21, 2018

Clint Charles McGuire, 41, passed away on January 21, 2018. He was born on January 10, 1977 in Englewood, Colorado. Clint was a Broncos fan who loved being on the lake and the boat, and taking road trips to various places in the US. Surviving are his wife of 3 years, Abigail McGuire; children, Layne McGuire, Cayleb McGuire, Madilyn McGuire; mother, Jan (Steve) Brady; father Dallas Christlieb Jr.;...
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Ronald Leigh

July 14, 1942 - January 18, 2018

Ronald W. Leigh, 75, went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 18, 2018. He was born in Aurora, IL on July 14, 1942. He was the son of the late Stanley and Dorothy (Patterman) Leigh. Ronald was ordained to the Gospel Ministry, and later obtained a PHD from New York University in Religious Education. He taught for many years at Christian Bible Colleges and also taught at Ivy Tech College for...
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Margaret Ann Shields

January 11, 2018

Margaret Ann Shields 92, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018. She was born in Huntington, Indiana on April 4, 1925 to the late Paul A. and Marjorie Scheiber. She met her husband, James, in Fort Wayne who precedes her in death after nearly 70 years of marriage. She was a competitive bridge player, avid Notre Dame fan, but mostly a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Margaret was the silent...
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Antonia M. Phillips

January 10, 2018

Antonia M. Phillips, 91, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Milwaukee, WI, Antonia worked with Montgomery Ward for 7 years, retiring in 1988. She was a member of The Chapel. She enjoyed sewing and loved her children and grandchildren. Surviving are her sons, George (Vicki) Walter of Fort Wayne, Paul (Lisa) Phillips of Auburn, IN...
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Ruthanna Gaff

January 8, 2018

Ruthanna Gaff, 96, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, January 8, 2018. Born in Dekalb County, Indiana, Ruthanna was the daughter of the late William and Elva Hull. Ruthanna worked at GE during the War prior to getting married to the love of her life, Enlo John Gaff, who preceded her in death in 1994. Once her children were older she became an attendance clerk at Snider High School...
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Glenn Leroy McComb, Jr.

January 6, 2018

Glenn Leroy McComb, Jr., 87, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his daughters, Carolynne (Dave Langdon) McComb, Kristine (Wes) Bradley, Cheryl (Doug) Potter, and April (Robert) Anderson; step-daughters, Cheri (Rick) Cupa, Lorri (Tracey) Ott, and Nancy Capps; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Glenn was preceded in death...
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Thomas Paul Seifert

January 4, 2018

Thomas Paul Seifert, 65, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Paul and Marguerite Seifert. Thomas graduated from Snider HS in 1970. He was the owner of Sports One Therapy at Spiece Field House in Fort Wayne, Thomas was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church, Surviving are his wife, Pamela Seifert,...
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James R. Trueblood

January 3, 2018

James R. Trueblood, 83, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Indianapolis, IN, James worked as a Industrial Engineer, retiring in 1999. He served honorably in the Korean War in the U.S. Navy. He was a feisty Scot with a quick wit . Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Rose L. Trueblood of Fort Wayne; children, Ann Trueblood of Plainfield, IN, David...
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Michael (Mike) DeSales Disterhoft

January 2, 2018

Michael DeSales "Mike" Disterhoft, 68, unexpectedly passed away on January 2, 2018. He was born in Iowa City, Iowa on April 11, 1949, the son of the late Clarence and Evelyn Disterhoft. Mike worked with ITT for 20 years before his retirement. He enjoyed music, especially Jazz and 70's Rock, and listening to live music, but his passion was playing the guitar. He had a very close group of McFriends...
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Dung Luong

December 31, 2017

Dung Luong , 70, passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her five children, Phan Luong (Son Tran) of Highlands Ranch, CO, Michelle Luong (Minh Phan) of Fort Wayne, Thanh Luong (Liem Bui) of Centreville, VA, Sang (Matthew) Workman of Louisville, KY, and Don Luong of Fort Wayne; and 6 grandchildren. Dung was preceded in death by her husband, Khai Luong. Mass of...
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Joan Schrage

December 31, 2017

Joan Schrage , 85, passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Joan worked as a bookkeeper for 25 years with her first husbands' business, Kenny's Sheet Metal. Surviving are her husband, Robert Schrage of Fort Wayne; daughter, Pam (Phil) Blauser of Grabill, IN; son, Richard Glauoppo of Battle Ground, IN; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchldren; and her beloved...
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Gloria L. Clark

December 29, 2017

Gloria L Clark, 83, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017. She was born in Metz, IN, on May 20, 1934, the daughter of the late Ardnel and Ruby Musser. Gloria enjoyed singing, teaching children and ministry work. Surviving are her husband of 59 years Norman Clark, son Michael Clark, daughters Denise Gannon and Andrea Wagner, Grandchildren, Lauren Gannon, Olivia Clark, Nick Gannon, Adam Gannon,...
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Geraldine Benson

January 20, 1930 - December 28, 2017

Geraldine M. "Gerry" (Foy) Benson, 87, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. She was born in Kendallville, Indiana on January 20, 1930 to the late Dr. Hayward W. Foy and Blanche E. (Reif) Foy. She graduated from North Side High School in 1947, graduated from Northwestern University in 1951 with a Bachelor's Degree in Education and received a Master...
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Harold R. Buckenmeyer

December 28, 2017

Harold R Buckenmeyer, 91, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Miller's Merry Manor in Garrett. Born in Swanton, OH, Harold worked with Michigan State Park as a manager for 39 years. He served honorably in WWII with the U.S. Army. Harold was a loving father and very kind man. He was soft spoken, intelligent, and thoughtful. He will be missed greatly. Surviving are his wife of 22 years,...
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Edward L. Gick

December 27, 2017

Edward L Gick, 80, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Edward F and Ruth M Gick and has been a lifetime resident. Edward graduated from South Side HS in 1955 and was a member of the National Guard. Edward is a retired Captain, Station 13 with the Fort Wayne Fire Department with 28 years of service. Ed relished traveling, camping and...
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Howard K. Stillwell

December 27, 2017

Howard K. Stillwell, 94, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Hamilton House in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Howard worked as a manufacturing supervisor with Dana Corporation for 42 years, retiring in 1974. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and a 60+ year member of American Legion Post #499. Howard served honorably in WWII with the U.S. Coast Guard. Surviving are his sons...
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George E. Colby

December 26, 2017

George E Colby, 70, passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Prentice, WI, to the late George E and Irma Colby and graduated from Elmhurst HS in 1967. George was a US Army Veteran from 1968-1971. He was an Allen County Police officer for 35 years and retired in 2006. He has served as a Lieutenant of Vice and Narcotics and a multi...
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Glen E. Shears

December 25, 2017

Glen E. Shears, 89, passed away Monday, December 25, 2017 at Lutheran Life Villages at Pine Valley in Fort Wayne. He was born in Grabill, IN, to the late Paul A and Mary E. Shears. Glen was a lifetime resident of Grabill and Fort Wayne. Glen was in the automotive business for 60 years and was the owner of Shears Chevrolet for 7 years, He was the youngest Chevrolet dealership owner at the age of...
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Timothy Sweet

December 25, 2017

Timothy Sweet , 53, passed away Monday, December 25, 2017 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Timothy was born in Auburn, IN. Tim was the loving father of Chase, dear son of Carol and the late Michael W. Sweet, brother of Terry and Sarah, Suzanne (Sweet) & Rev. John Straub, Steven & Christy Sweet, uncle of Tyler Sweet, Angie Straub Bush & Tracy Straub. Tim was the long time manager and owner of...
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Howard F. Martin

December 23, 2017

Howard F. Martin, 95, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Presence Sacred Heart, Avilla, IN. He was born in Fort Wayne, to the late Frank G. and Ottilia (Breckbill) Martin. Howard worked as an Abstractor with Driebelbiss Title Company, retiring in 1987. He was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church, American Legion Post # 82. He served in the US Air Force during WW II. Surviving...
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Gene Parnell

December 23, 2017

Gene Parnell, 61, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Hartford City, IN, Gene worked as an assembly worker with General Motors for 40 years. He enjoyed fishing and most importantly was a family man, who loved his daughters and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed. Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Roxie (Case) Parnell of Fort Wayne; daughters,...
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Phillip E. Gutman, Sr.

December 22, 2017

Phillip E. Gutman Sr. 87 of Fort Wayne went home to be with the Lord on Friday December 22, 2017. Born January 5, 1930 in Fort Wayne Indiana, he was the son of Fronc Gutman and Beulah (Holman) Gutman. He graduated from North Side High School and attended Indiana University on a Football scholarship, receiving a B.S. in Business Administration. While in the undergraduate program at IU, he was an...
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Janet L. Mertens

December 19, 2017

Janet L. Mertens, 88, passed away on December 19, 2017. She was born on March 3, 1929 in Indiana. Janet worked as a controller in the construction industry at Irmscher suppliers until her retirement in 1989. She was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church. Janet enjoyed knitting, square dancing, cooking, and loved spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving are her daughter; Denise (Michael)...
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Deborah D. Apt

December 14, 2017

Deborah D. Apt, 49, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Bryan, OH, Deborah worked with Wells Fargo for 14 years and most recently at Walmart as a cashier. She attended The Pointe Church. Surviving are her daughter, Whitney Apt; mother, Kalli Miller both of Fort Wayne; half sisters, Tammy Apt and Suzy Bailey; and her half brother, Jerry Apt. Service is 10:30 am,...
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Sharon Freiburger

December 14, 2017

Sharon Freiburger, born May 27, 1945, passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017, while listening to her favorite Elvis song, "One Pair of Hands." One pair of hands formed the mountains, One pair of hands formed the sea And one pair of hands made the sun and the moon, Every bird, every flower, every tree One pair of hands formed the valleys, The ocean, the rivers and the sand Those...
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Jason Tavassol

December 14, 2017

Jason Tavassol, 37, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jason enjoyed golfing, watching the Yankees, along with planning and going on family adventures. He loved spending time with his son Samson. Surviving are his wife, Adriane Tavassol; son, Samson Tavassol; parents, Kim (Randy) Davis; sister, Sara (Jeremy) Tavassol of Fort Wayne; in-laws, Gary (Danette)...
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Robert (Bob) Olinger

December 11, 2017

Robert "Bob" Olinger, 84, passed away on December 11, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on October 15, 1933, the son of the late Leo and Edith Olinger. Bob attended Purdue University, where he obtained his degree in pharmacology. He worked until retirement at Walgreens. In his spare time he enjoyed spending time outdoors, and spending time with friends and family. Surviving are his wife of 60...
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Philip E. Kennedy

December 10, 2017

Philip E. Kennedy, 83, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at his home in Fort Wayne. A Fort Wayne native, Phil was born to the late Kenneth J. and Eugenia LaCroix Kennedy. He graduated from Marion HS then earned a Bachelor's degree in Business from Indiana University. He was a proud U.S Army Veteran. Philip worked at Lincoln Life for 33 years, retiring as Vice President of large accounts. ...
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Leah Hager

December 2, 2017

Leah R. Hager, 95, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017 at The Cedars in Leo-Cedarville. She was born in Rural Debalb County, IN, to the late George A. and Evelyn A. Sebert. Leah graduated from Waterloo HS in 1940. She was a Cook with East Allen Community Schools for 20 years, retiring in 1990. She was a member of Leo United Methodist Church and the U.M.W. Evening Circle. Leah was a volunteer...
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Don Rayl

November 30, 2017

Don Rayl, 82, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Seymour, IN, Don worked as a truck driver with Consolidated Frieghtways for 35 years. He was a Mason and past teamster. Don was the receiver of the 3 million mile safe driving award and honorably served in the United States Navy. Surviving are his beloved wife of 62 years, Patricia ...
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Patrick D. Plank

November 30, 2017

Patrick D. Plank, 81, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Parkview Hospice Randallia in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Amos D. and Josephine D. Plank. Patrick graduated from North Side High School in1955 and attended Purdue University. He served in the Army as a Staff Sgt. Patrick worked as a Machine Operator with Dana Corporation for 20 years, retiring in 2002,...
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Gene A. Pelter

November 29, 2017

Gene A. Pelter, 82, left this physical world, Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Lutheran Life Villages, Pine Valley. He was born on October 15, 1935 in Washington D.C. After his honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force, he moved his young family to Fort Wayne to work at Magnavox. Soon after, he began his life long career in car sales. From Studebaker, to Buick, Nissan, or Oldsmobile, if Gene...
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Elsie Lavine Dougherty

November 29, 2017

Elsie Lavine Dougherty, 101, a beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at the Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. She will be mourned by all who have enjoyed her infectious laugh and since of humor. She was born in Quincy, Michigan on October 3, 1916 to the late Arthur and Ida Bowerman. Elsie graduated from Quincy High School and attended...
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James C. Coen

November 28, 2017

James C. Coen, 72, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Jim was born in Prince George's County, Maryland in 1945 to Wilma and Clair Coen. Jim graduated from North Side high school in 1962, and graduated from Michigan State University. He then served in the US army in the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. He returned to Fort Wayne and worked...
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Justin E. (Barney) Arata, MD

November 27, 2017

Justin E. (Barney) Arata, MD, 96 of Fort Wayne, passed away on November 27, 2017. He was born in Mishawaka, IN on October 31, 1921 and was the son of Alphonsus P. and Mary Geneva (Schroeder) Arata. Dr. Arata graduated from St. Monica Elementary School and Mishawaka High School, where he lettered in football. He completed his undergraduate work at Indiana University, in Bloomington, where he...
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B. Willene Hanson

November 26, 2017

B. Willene Hanson, 91, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Heritage Corner Health Care in Bowling Green, Ohio where she had lived for the past two years. She was born in Ackerman, MS, to the late William Victor and Onie Henderson. Willene was a resident of Fort Wayne, IN since 1967 and worked as a Sales Clerk with Fred Toenges Shoes for 20 years, retiring in 1994. She was a founding...
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Ayden Bernard

November 25, 2017

Ayden Bernard, 12, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. He was born on May 14, 2005. Ayden was an inspiration and amazed everyone around him. His smile was contagious, he will be missed greatly. Surviving are his parents, Keith and Donnita Bernard of Fort Wayne; brothers, Justin Bernard of Fort Bliss, TX and Jason (Christina) Bernard of Madison,...
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Paul Bouza

November 24, 2017

Paul Bouza passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 at Eagle Valley Meadows in Indianapolis. Paul Alan Bouza, 64, passed away on Friday November 24, 2017. He was born on February 20, 1953 in Talcahuano, Chile, to the late Manuel and Elsie Bouza. He was preceded in death by his brother Douglas. Paul spent his early childhood in Chile; completing his formative years in the Detroit, Michigan area. Paul...
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Stephen Ignace II

November 24, 2017

Stephen Ignace II, 72, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Derby, CT, Stephen worked as a software engineer with Raytheon for 46 years, retiring in 2011. He was a member of Purdue Alumni. Stephen received his bachelors from Indiana Tech, then attended Purdue University where he received his Master's Degree. He loved his grandchildren, enjoyed drawing, building model...
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Franklin Hurt

November 24, 2017

Franklin "Harry" Hurt, Sr., 80, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Harrisburg, PA, Franklin retired as a local business owner. He proudly served his country as US Navy veteran. Harry was a member American Legion Post 47. He enjoyed golfing, boating, and IU sports. Surviving are his daughter, Michelle (Jim) McClain; son, F. Harry (Michelle) Hurt, II. both of Fort Wayne; 4...
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Marie P. Monhollen

November 24, 2017

Marie P. Monhollen, 89, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 at Parkview Noble Hospital. Born in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the Late Emberson and Mabel F. (Putt) Hunt. Marie worked as a seamstress for the Bennett Manufacturing Co. Surviving are her, daughter, Gerry (Clay) Herendeen, Albion; sister Cleo F. Kelley, Fort Wayne; grandchildren; Steve Bowers, Katrina Richards, Don Richards...
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Ireland Marie Harner

November 23, 2017

Infant, Ireland Marie Harner, was stillborn, November 23, 2017 at Dupont Hospital. She is survived by her mother, Devon McGue and father, Kenneth Harner. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Rd.
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Dorothy Stavreti

November 23, 2017

Dorothy Stavreti , 78, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017, in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Dorothy worked as a Teacher Assistant & School Secretary with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 15 years, retiring in 1994. She was a very active member of St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church, a Choir Member for over 50 years, Women's Guild secretary for many years and a past board member. She...
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Evelyn (Gitsa Yancheff) Toscos

November 22, 2017

Evelyn Toscos (born as Gitsa Yancheff), Passed Away Wednesday November 22, 2017 at Chapman Place, Ft Wayne 1/22/1931 - 11/22/2017 Born Gitsa Yancheff (maiden name) on January 22, 1931 in the small village of Vissinia, near the town of Kastoria, in northern Greece. She was the only child of Boris Yancheff and Slavka (maiden name Kotchoff). In 1947, after WWII, Evelyn and her mother took an...
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Rose Johnston

November 20, 2017

Rose Johnston, 100, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born October 30, 1917 in Detroit, MI, she co-owned The Oyster Bar downtown Fort Wayne in the 1950's. Rose enjoyed sewing, cooking, and 18 holes of golf with her friends at Pine Valley Golf Course. For years she walked miles each day at Fort Meyer's Beach. Her family always looked forward to going to Gran's on Sunday for her...
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Emily (Jean) Gump

November 20, 2017

Emily "Jean" Gump, 91, passed away on November 20, 2017. She was born in Rural Allen County, Indiana on September 4, 1926, the daughter of the late William and Anna Maloney. She was a member of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church and Society. She is survived by her children, Paul Gump of Chicago, IL, Peter (Jessica) Gump of Offalon, MO, Jocille (Terry) Donahue of Centreville, VA, Joyce ...
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