Our Obituaries

Barbara R. Erb

April 24, 2017

Barbara R. Erb, 84, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on July 8, 1932 the daughter of the late Emmett and Julia Rauner. Barb graduated from Central Catholic High School. She was an executive secretary at I&M for 25 years where she eventually retired from. In Barb's spare time she loved playing bridge, listening to music, and enjoying a glass of wine. She...
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Christine A Ohler

October 17, 1951 - April 21, 2017

Christine A. Ohler, 65, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Christine was the daughter of Harold and Patricia Ohler who survive. Christine graduated from North Side High School. She was the owner of Tasty Pizza in North Manchester for many years. She was a chef at Oakwood Inn in Syracuse, and the head cook with Warsaw Community Schools during...
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John Mason Howard

April 19, 2017

John Mason Howard, 90, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017. He was the son of Charles W. and Elizabeth Emma Howard. Surviving are his wife Pauline Jeanette Howard; children, Sandra Niezer; Susan (Dennis) Taylor; Linda (Bruce) Menshy; Deborah (Mike) Mullen; Michael (Pat)Howard; brother, Phil (Sharon) Howard; 13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. John was...
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Paul (Dave) Eggelston

April 17, 2017

Paul "Dave" Eggelston, 61, passed away Monday, April 17, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Paul was the son of the late Paul and Vivian Eggelston. Paul graduated from North Side High School and earned his bachelors degree from Indiana Tech. He was the Assistant Vice President of Facilities at Lincoln Financial Group where he had been working for the past 33...
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Sally A. Hake

April 17, 2017

Sally A. Hake, 82, of Clear Lake, Indiana, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017 at her home after a brave battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Sally was born January 8, 1935, to the late Gerald and Irene (Schaefer) Aurentz. She was married on May 7, 1982, in Fort Wayne to Dr. Joseph W. Hake. Sally graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1953. She studied Fine Arts at Indiana...
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Kay Stinson

April 13, 2017

Kay Karen (Kingery) Stinson, 81, of Fort Wayne,Indiana passed away on April 13, 2017 at Kingston Memory Care in Fort Wayne. Kay was born in Worthington, MN to John & Mathilda Kingery on March 22nd, 1936. She graduated from Worthington High School in 1954. She attended Worthington Community College where she studied Library Science. Her life's "work" was being a stay at home mom to her three...
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Margie E. Houston

April 12, 2017

Margie E. Houston, 95, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Surviving are her son, Gary A. (Leslie) Houston of Pismo Beach, CA; daughter, Margaret K. Artoux of Fort Wayne; daughter, Marlene S. (Ken) Ott of Avilla, IN; 5 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and brother, Howard (Margaret) Davis of Van Buren, IN. Margie was preceded in death by her husband Willie A....
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Marilyn A. Irons

April 10, 2017

Marilyn A. Irons, 68, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Robert Irons; son, Kevin (Christina) Irons; daughter, Danielle A. (Joshua) Eme; 4 grandchildren, Nolan, Carter, Oliver, and Alexandra; brothers, Wayne (Ann) Coles; Canada, and Carl (Jennifer) Stewart; Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Vern Peter Coles and Anne Elizabeth Meyer;...
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Jerome J. Klein

April 9, 2017

Jerome J. Klein, 82, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017. He was born on December 2, 1934 in West Bend, WI, the son of the late John and Louise Klein. Jerry and his wife, Gerry always enjoyed working together, traveling, managing properties, fixing up homes, and even owning an ice cream shop in Angola. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Gerry Klein; daughter, Colleen (Kevin) McCarthy; and...
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John Hilger

April 7, 2017

John Henry Hilger, 70, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 in Amsterdam while on vacation. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN. John graduated from Arcola HS in1964 and earned his Bachelors in Horticulture in 1968 at Purdue University. He was a loving husband, father, and grandpa devoted to the Catholic Church. John was a Deacon and a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church....
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Dorothy L. Silkworth

April 7, 2017

Dorothy L. Silkworth, 95, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017. Born in Decatur, Illinois, Dorothy was the daughter of the late John and Florence Schumacher. She was the gift shop manager at Keltsch Pharmacy for 26 years, prior to her retirement. Surviving are her daughter, Dianna (Greg) Slusser of Fort Wayne; 6 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-granddaugther. Dorothy was...
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Diane (Haffelt) Sheets

April 7, 2017

Diane (Haffelt) Sheets, 59, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, April 7, 2017 surrounded by her family. Born in Gallipolis, Ohio, Diane was the daughter of Jerald and Doris Haffelt who survive. Diane was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and spiritual mother to her family and friends. She took an active role at Cedarville Community Church and led the women's ministries. She was...
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Joe Wozniak

April 6, 2017

Joe Wozniak went home to be with the Lord on April 6, 2017. He was born into a loving Christian family in Cleveland, Ohio on October 8, 1956. The eldest of the three children of Adolph and Dolores Jones Wozniak, he moved with his family to Fort Wayne in 1966. Joe attended several schools in the Allen County system until he was 18. For many years he worked at the Easter Seals Arc of Northeast...
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Phyllis V. Lucas

April 6, 2017

Phyllis V. Lucas, 87, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Ashton Creek Health and Rehab in Ft. Wayne. Born in Saint Clairsville, Ohio, Phyllis was the daughter of the late John and Hanna Jessee. Phyllis was raised on a farm and developed a strong work ethic that carried on throughout her life. She earned her Associates Degree in Nursing from Parkland College in Champaign, IL, her Bachelors...
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Ben G. Music

October 19, 1934 - April 1, 2017

Ben G. Music, 82, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Lutheran Life Villages Nursing Home in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born on October 19, 1934 in Betsy Layne, KY to Ben and Inez Music. He served in the U.S. Army for 2 years during the Korean War and was stationed in Fort Lewis, WA. While in Washington, Ben met the love of his life, Marlene "Candy" Hovis. Ben and Candy were married in 1955 in...
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Kenneth (Bubba) A. Norris

April 1, 2017

Kenneth "Bubba" A. Norris, 57, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017. Surviving are his wife, Georgiana Norris; daughter, Erica (Michael) Roberts; daughter, Erin (Jon White) Norris; son, Dustin Norris; mother, Virginia Rae Norris; 9 grandchildren; sisters, Kim (Doug Lehman) Norris, and Kathi Taki; brother, Kip (Crissy) Norris; several nieces and nephews; and special children, Loren...
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Charles Harry Reichart, Jr.

March 31, 2017

Charles Harry Reichart Jr., 86, passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017. He was born on his mother's birthday on May 3, 1930 in Washington DC the son of the late Charles Harry Reichart Sr. and Anna Marie Reichart. He was honorably discharged from the US Navy Reserves after 5 years of service. He graduated from Benjamin Franklin University in Washington DC in 1951 with a BA in Commercial Science....
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Kenneth J. Fritz

March 30, 2017

Kenneth J. Fritz, 73, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017. He was the son of the late Ralph and Evelyn Fritz. He was a retired Ironworker from IW local 147. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marcia Fritz; daughters, Cindy and Michelle Fritz; brothers, Howard Fritz, and Ray Coak; sisters, Roxanne Krauss, Yvonne (Bill) Timmins. Ken enjoyed spending time with his...
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Kathryn R. Lentz

March 28, 2017

Kathryn F. Reutter Lentz, wife of Harold W. Lentz went to be with her Lord and Savior, March 28, 2017. She is survived by her loving husband Harold; sister, Eileen Williams; and her five children, Barbara (Alan) Gallatin, William (Katie) Lentz, Susan (Jeff) Britton, Linda (William) Valley, Katherine Mather; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her older...
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Judith Ann Hackett

March 27, 2017

Judith Ann Hackett, 70, passed away on March 27, 2017. Judith worked in the hospitality industry during her working years. Her life was full of spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Surviving are her children; Andy (Tina) Anderson, Cindy (Dale) Doctor, Vicky (Rick) Voss, Tammy (Tom) Meredith; step-son, Patrick Todd; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 3 step...
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Hubert Runkle

March 26, 2017

Hubert Runkle went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Born May 11, 1931 in Fulton County, Indiana, Hubert was the son of the late Hubert Thomas and Mary Runkle. He graduated from Mexico Indiana High School class of 1949. He attended Faith Baptist Church in Fort Wayne. Hubert was the owner of Precise Tooling Company, specializing in plastic mold injections. He had a...
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Diane E. Ford Revett

March 25, 2017

Diane E. Ford Revett, 77, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Diane was the owner and operator of Diane's Patchwork Parlor and The Country House. Surviving are her daughters, Kiersten Mieritz of Fort Wayne, and Gretchen (Scott) Duncan of Ponca, NE; and her granddaughter, Samantha Conrad of Fort Wayne. Diane was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Revett; parents, Don and...
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Robin Falzone

March 23, 2017

Robin Falzone has left us to volunteer in heaven. Robin, 74, was born in New York City, and grew up on Long Island. In 1977, she and her three children moved to Florida; and in 2015 she and her son, Bill, bought land in Leo and built their "retirement home." Actually retirement is a word that does not fit Robin. She was a bundle of enthusiastic energy and gave her all to many volunteer causes....
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L. Thomas Byers

March 22, 2017

L. Thomas Byers, 86, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on January 16, 1931, the son of the late Howard and Hannah Byers. After graduating South Side High School in 1949, Tom joined the Air Force and served during the Korean War. Upon his return Tom began his career, serving as the Division Vice President with Mutual Security Life for 7 years, he then...
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Chase Maxwell Warner

March 22, 2017

Chase Maxwell Warner, 21, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Chase was the son of Jeff and Jenifer Warner. Chase graduated from Carroll High School class of 2014, where he was active in the schools Hockey Team. Since the age of three, Chase had played travel Hockey, until he joined the High School team in 2012. Chase always had a smile on his face, and was kind to...
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Gage Daniel Linnemeier

March 21, 2017

Our son, Gage Daniel Linnemeier, 21, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Gage attended Suburban Bethlehem School and graduated from Churubusco High School in 2014. He worked in Special Operations with a great company that he loved "Fort Wayne Metals". Anyone who knew Gage knew that he was extremely strong in his faith with the Lord and possessed an...
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Betty J. Leamon

March 21, 2017

Betty J Leamon, 97, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Surviving are daughters, Susan (James) Perl and Linda S. Schenkel; son, J Mark (Marcy) Leamon; brothers, Paul (Ann) Easley and Charles (Reta) Easley; sister, Ruth Ann Hyndman; 11 grandchildren;19 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by father, Erwin Easley, mother, Gladys Easley Shutt,...
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Kathleen B. Angel

March 21, 2017

Kathleen B. Angel, 85, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Kathleen graduated from Central Catholic HS in 1949. She worked at Lake End Sales of New Haven, IN, Eckrich Meats and Kraft Foods in Kendallville, IN. She enjoyed playing the slot machines and going to casinos and shopping. Kathleen's passion was her family and...
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Neil L. Doster

March 21, 2017

Neil L. Doster, 89, passed away on March 21, 2017 in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fremont, Indiana to Leslie A. and Ruth (George) on June 15, 1927. He was involved in several entrepreneurial projects in the Fremont area including a Pure Oil Service Station, a truck stop, and a bulk oil delivery service. He had been employed at Dana Weatherhead Corporation for 35 years before his retirement. He was...
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Sylvia Christon

March 20, 2017

Sylvia Christon , 90, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017.Surviving are 3 sons, Andy (Mary) Christon of Saint Augustine, FL, Ron (Leslie) Christon of Smyrna, GA, Kim Christon of Fort Wayne, Grandchildren Laura (Craig) VanHorn, Marla (Jason,)Hawk ,Jill Christon, Andy (Erica) Christon, Kevin (Shawn) Christon, Alex Christon ; great-grand children, Roxanne VanHorn, Lexi VanHorn, Macie, Ansley and...
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Sharon Barnum

March 18, 2017

Sharon Barnum , 75, passed away March 18, 2017 in Brandon, Florida. Surviving are her daughters; Vickie (Ted) Miller; Deb (Steve) Schmidt; Christie (Tim) Schild of Auburn, brothers; Ron (Jennifer) Cummings, Mike (Sandy) Cummings; Bruce (Deb) Cummings; grandchildren; Michael (Lesley) Douglass; Jenna (Travis Buller) Schmidt; Tayler Schmidt; Jourdan Schaefer; great-grandchildren, Jacob...
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Phyllis Lorene Langston

March 16, 2017

Phyllis Lorene Langston, 83, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on February 19, 1934, the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Lee. Phyllis enjoyed playing bingo, and was a member of the Delta Rho Chapter of the Sigma Beta sorority. She was a very loving and caring person. Spending time with her family, having family...
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Vernell (Nell) Williams

March 13, 2017

Vernell"Nell" Williams, 82, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, March 13, 2017. She was born in Boaz,Alabama on June 24, 1934, the daughter of the late Homer and Minnie Maroney. She loved to travel abroad to a variety of places including Jamaica, Hawaii, Alaska and Canada. Nell worked as a waitress at Halls Hollywood for 47 years closely with her friends and coworkers. She loved...
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Dick M. Kryder

March 11, 2017

Dick M. Kryder, 86, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017. Surviving are his wife, Marceil J. Kryder; sons, Scott A. Kryder; Todd A. (Mary) Kryder; step-daughters, Deanna R. (Jeffrey) Gilbert; Brenda L. (Billy) Britton; step-sons, David M. (Denice) Zehr; Daniel M. (Ashley) Zehr; 24 grandchildren, 4 great grandchild. Dick was preceded in death by his first wife Marjorie, parents, Walter M....
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Bonnie Alice Stout

March 9, 2017

Bonnie Alice Stout, 91, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, Larry (Amanda) Stout of Baraboo, WI; son, Tom (Chris) Stout of Napanee, IN; daughter, Elaine (Gary) LeFever of Fort Wayne; step-son, Jerry Stout of Clermont, FL; 6 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Stout; and parents Edward and Mary...
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Thomas V. Koehl

March 7, 2017

Thomas V. Koehl , 88, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Bethlehem Woods Nursing and Rehb. Thomas was born in Fort Wayne and worked as a machinist at Harvester and General Electric, and owned his own business at the "Green Barn". Most recently he worked 20 years, as a truck driver for North American Van Lines retiring in 2000. He was a member of St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and...
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Gregory Scott Zirkle

March 6, 2017

Gregory Scott Zirkle, 53, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Gregory worked as a Project Engineer with American Structure Point for 6 years. He served our country in United States Marine Corps. Greg was actively involved in the community, he played in the Senior Hockey League at the Icehouse and started the Men's group of Celebrate Recovery in Angola. He...
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Robert O. Rowlett

March 4, 2017

Robert O. Rowlett, 88, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his son, Doug (Mallie) Rowlett of Fort Wayne; daughter, Deborah (Larry) Wender of Spring, TX; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 siblings, Nancy and Jimmy; and his former wife Colleen Rowlett. Robert was preceded in death by his son, Robert M. Rowlett; parents, Oliver and Anna Rowlett; and 4...
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Colter Elijah Schlatter

May 25, 1999 - March 2, 2017

Colter Elijah Schlatter, 17, passed away on March 2, 2017. Colter was born on May 25, 1999, a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne. Colter was a senior at Northrop High School. He was academically outstanding and was active in orchestra, jazz band, concert band, and wind ensemble, primarily playing the alto and "bari" saxophone, but also the viola. Spending time outdoors, reading, studying history and...
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Joan Robel

March 1, 2017

Joan M. Robel, 86, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Elwood, Indiana, Joan was the daughter of the late Edward and Eleanor Ley. She graduated from Huntington Catholic High School class of 1949. Joan graduated Cum Laude from Memphis State University with a bachelors degree in sociology and psychology. In her youth, Joan was a runway model in...
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Nora Shirk-Kauder

December 29, 1925 - February 28, 2017

Nora Shirk-Kauder, 91, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's. She was born in Farmersville, PA, on December 29, 1925, the daughter of the late Ammon and Elsie White. Nora shared a lake home in Albion, IN on Lake Williams with her first husband of 25 years, G. Ernest Shirk. She enjoyed spending time there and fishing. Nora remarried her second husband...
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William (Billy) (Batman) E. Gibson

February 27, 2017

William "Billy" "Batman" E. Gibson, 67, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017. He was, born on October 28, 1949, and was the son of the late Willard and Agatha Gibson. Billy didn't just like Batman, he believed he was Batman. Being Batman is a busy job, but Billy still had time to work at Easter Seals ARC with his friends. Billy was a social guy, he loved coffee, ice cream, watching old TV...
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Helen J. (Dillmann) Duskin

February 26, 2017

Helen J. (Dillmann) Duskin, 92, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Bethlehem Woods Rehab Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Helen was the daughter of the late Robert and Helen Dillman. Helen married her high school sweetheart Bernard Duskin on November 6, 1943 in Pollocksville, North Carolina. They enjoyed 73 years of marriage together. Helen aspired to be an opera singer....
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William King

February 24, 2017

William "Howard" King, 96, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017. Born in Randolph County, Indiana, Howard was the son of the late Chester and Ina King. Howard was a WWII Army veteran. He worked with Charles Hilker and Sons as a supervisor prior to going to Aristoline Cabinet Company for the next 32 years, retiring in 1993. Arrangements by D.O McComb & Sons PIne Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320...
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Pamela Sauter

February 24, 2017

Pamela Joyce Reese Sauter, RDH, 67, Beloved daughter, sister, aunt, wife, and mother lost her courageous battle with mantle cell lymphoma on Friday, February 24, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Pam was born in Fort Wayne, September 23, 1949 to the late Ralph and Dorothea Wells Reese. She was a graduate of South Side High School and Indiana University School of Dental Hygiene. Pam was a...
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Audrey L. Doster

February 22, 2017

Audrey L. Doster, 94, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Surviving are her husband, Neil L. Doster; son, Alan L. (Stacey) Milleman of Wolcottville, IN; daughter, Gloria K. Ostrowski; step-daughter, Kathy Doster; two grandchildren, three great grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter; and sister, Marjorie E. Kuckuck. Audrey was preceded in death by her parents G. Carl and...
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Lisa Duncan

February 21, 2017

Lisa Duncan, 57, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, on August 24, 1959. Lisa worked as a retail manager with Kroger. She loved camping, swimming, traveling, taking Caribbean vacations, and spending time with her beloved grandchildren, and her cats. Surviving are her husband, Thomas Duncan; father, Richard Lewis Evans III; mother, Michaelene Agnes Evans;...
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William (Neal) Sheehan

February 21, 2017

William "Neal" Sheehan, 81, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Monroeville, Indiana, Neal was the son of the late Irvin and Alberta (Geis) Sheehan. Neal served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army. He worked at International Harvester for 13 years prior to becoming an engineer with Norfolk Southern for 23 years before his retirement. Neal lived his...
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Kim Klinker

February 18, 2017

Kim Klinker, 59, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017. Kim was born in Fort Wayne IN on October 22, 1957. She worked as a server with Pizza Hut for 30 years. Kim loved her dogs, and hockey but especially the Chicago Blackhawks. Listening to her beloved Moody Blues, spending time with her family and friends, and being a grandma were some of her favorite things. Surviving are her children, Erin...
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Marjorie D. Revis

February 18, 2017

Marjorie D. Revis, 98, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017. Born in Sauk Rapids, MN, to her parents Erma and Edith Mowan. Marjorie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. She enjoyed gardening and working alongside her husband on the family farm in Columbia City, IN. Surviving are her daughter, JoEllen (Greg) Smith; 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Marjorie was...
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Scott Allen Schamberg

February 18, 2017

Scott Allen Schamberg, 51, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Scott graduated from Concordia High School. His wife and he were the owners and operators of Affordable Class Act, Inc where he worked as a plaster and drywall repairman. Scott was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. He enjoyed the outdoors and the time at his family's lake house where...
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Larry Eugene Sands

February 17, 2017

Larry Eugene Sands, 63, passed away Friday, February 17, 2017. Born in Jacksonville, FL., Larry was a US Navy Veteran, serving during Viet Nam. Surviving are his son, Shawn Sands of La Rue, OH; daughter, Jeannie Maust of Huntertown, IN: brothers, Mark Sands, Steve Sands and 5 grandchildren. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, James A and Mary Louise. Sands, brother, James, sister, Linda...
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Athanasios Pappas

February 17, 2017

Athanasios Pappas, 88, passed away Friday, February 17, 2017 at home in Fort Wayne. Born in Polikerasos Kastoria Greece, He was a barber, photographer and carpenter before he became the owner and founder of Pappas Furs. His greatest dream was to come to America seeking a better life for his family. He was a true artist with a sense of humor and lived a very full life. He was a member of the...
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P. Douglas Hamm

February 16, 2017

P. "Douglas" Hamm, 65, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017 at his Florida home. Born in Cedar Rapids, IA, He earned his Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America and was the Past President of the Nebraska Claims Association. Douglas was the CCO with K & K Insurance for 22 years, retiring in 2012. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and enjoyed fishing and spending...
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Priscilla (Pat) Parnin

February 16, 2017

Priscilla "Pat" Parnin, 94, passed away February 16, 2017. Pat will be remembered as one who loved and cared for her family, friends, and neighbors. Surviving are her son, David (Sharon) Parnin of Fort Wayne; and 3 grandchildren Alex, Ben, and Sam. Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Parnin; parents, William and Dessie Thrasher; brother, Thomas Thrasher; and sister, Leta...
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Martha L. (Slagg) Oechsle

February 13, 2017

Martha L. (Slagg) Oechsle, 89, passed away February 13, 2017. Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Harold Oechsle; children, Elaine (David) Stowell; Barbara Oechsle; Douglas Oechsle; Janis (Kevin) Davidson; daughter of the heart, Joyce Rinker; 11 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild due in August; several nieces and nephews. Martha was preceded in death by parents, Willliam and Anna...
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Ronald Scott Simpson

December 11, 1942 - February 11, 2017

Ronald "Scott" D. Simpson, 74, died Sat. Feb. 11, 2017 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born Dec. 11, 1942 in Wabash, IN, Scott was the son of Benny and the late Doris (Durnbaugh) Simpson. He did copy writing, photography, and media production for several companies, including Fort Wayne Newspapers, Lincoln National Life, Lincoln Museum, WFFT-TV, and Colburn Advertising. In 2006 he started...
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Samuel B. Armstrong

February 11, 2017

Samuel B. Armstrong, 81, passed away peacefully on the morning of Saturday, February 11, 2017 at his home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Sam was born on August 18, 1935 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to his birth parents, Leland Robertson and Helen White, then later adopted by his parents, Homer and Ramona Armstrong, of Kokomo, Indiana.Sam grew up in Kokomo and graduated from Kokomo High School in 1953.. After high...
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Patricia Ann (Shea) Elward

February 9, 2017

Patricia Ann (Shea) Elward 78, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, February 9th after a hard fought battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. She was born on August 6th, 1938 to the late Mary Jane and Robert Shea. Pat "Patty" was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Richard K. Elward and her twin brother Michael Shea. Survivors include her 7 children: John (Sherry) Elward, Deborah ...
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Willard R. York

February 9, 2017

Willard R. York, 82, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017. Born in Middlesboro, KY, Willard was the son of the late George and Delia York. He was a truck driver for Scotts Foods for 19 years prior to his retirement. Willard was an avid collector of model cars, coins and enjoyed watching westerns. He was blessed with the gift of music. He wrote, sang and played Bluegrass on his guitar. His...
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Joseph Chaney

February 8, 2017

Joseph Chaney, 65, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on November 15, 1951. Joseph joined the US Marines upon his graduation from High School. He was a trivia buff and a diehard Cleveland Browns fan. Surviving are his children; Justin (Amanda) Chaney, Alexis (Bryan) Murphy, Travis Chaney, and Tara Chaney; 4 grandchildren; siblings, Karen Snyder, Kathy (Steve)...
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Frederick O. Mackel, MD

February 8, 2017

Frederick O. Mackel, MD died peacefully after a brief illness on February 8, 2017. Fred is survived by his children, Jerry L. Mackel, MD (Diane), David F. Mackel, MD (Karin), Susan E. Mackel, MD (Douglas L. Nelson, MD) and Diane Arvin, MD; 12 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Fred was preceded in death by his parents Fleeta B. (Cunningham) Mackel and Fred J Mackel, his sister Irma Biggs,...
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Raymond C. Zuleger

February 6, 2017

Raymond C. Zuleger, 76, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017. Born in Iowa City, Iowa, Raymond was the son of the late Edward and Mary Ann Zuleger. Raymond served the country that he loved for 26 years in the U.S. Army, earning the rank of Master Sergeant. He met his wife to be Federica, while being stationed in Italy. They enjoyed 54 years of marriage together. He worked with Magnavox for...
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Albert L. Rainey

February 6, 2017

Albert L. Rainey, 78, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017 at his home in Fort Wayne. He is survived by his daughters, Annette (Steve) Carey, Susan (Steven) Shaikh both of Fort Wayne, IN; 4 grandchildren 7 great-grandchildren. Albert was preceded in death by his wife Linda K Rainey, son Daniel Rainey parents Oral and Jessie Rainey, and a brother, Phil Rainey. Memorials may be made to the Shepherd...
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Noah Anderson Williams

February 3, 2017

Infant Noah Anderson Williams, passed away February 3, 2017 in Fort Wayne. He is survived by his parents, George and Terra Williams. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Rd.
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Joan Hagerman

February 3, 2017

Joan Hope Hagerman, 87, passed away Friday, February 3, 2017 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Ralph and Grace Irving. Joan attended North Side High School, Stevens University and the University of Michigan. She was a member of the Fort Wayne Country Club, Junior League, Wilderness Country Club of Naples Florida, Clear Lake Yacht Club and...
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Anna Jean (Annie) (Gaskill) Gouloff

February 2, 2017

Anna Jean "Annie" (Gaskill) Gouloff, 87, passed away Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital surrounded by family members. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Annie was the daughter of the late Ellsworth and Garnet "Ilo" Gaskill. She worked at ITT Aerospace prior to her retirement in 1994. She was a longtime member of the International Order of Kingsdaughters and Sons and served as president for...
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Dottie D. Trout

February 2, 2017

Dottie D. Trout, 77, passed away Thursday, February 2, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her children, Donna (Gary) Smith; Trevor Trout; Mike (Carol) Silcott; David (Debra) Silcott; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and her brother, Frederick (Alice) Cordes. Dottie was preceded in death by husband, Don Trout; son, Richard Trout; and parents, Henry and Mildred Cordes. Memorials may...
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Patricia Ann (Rentschler) Fisher

January 30, 2017

Patricia Ann Fisher (Rentschler), 72, returned to her heavenly home on January 30, 2017. She married her best friend, the late James Lawrence Fisher, on June 21, 1969. . Patricia is survived by her son, James W. Fisher (Heidi Houser); daughter, Julie A. (Roger) Hubart; daughter, Lisa M. (Steve) Ramsey; daughter, Lori S. (David) MacArthur; son, Steven M. (Karen) Fisher; son, Jason L. Fisher; and...
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Karen C. Wright

January 30, 2017

Karen C. Wright, 74, a wonderful loving Angel was called home to heaven on Monday, January 30, 2017 at Ashton Creek Health and Rehab in Ft. Wayne. Born in Trempealeau, WI, Karen will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church. Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Thomas Wright of Fort Wayne; daughters, Becky (Brian)...
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Arlene Panyard

June 1, 1939 - January 28, 2017

ARLENE J. "HANNIE" PANYARD, 77, lost her fight with Alzhei mer's on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Esther Hannie. She graduated from North Side High School. Arlene worked at Peerless Cleaners for 18 years and was a receptionist at N.U. Insulation for seven years. Surviving are her beloved children, Becky (Greg) Ewing of Stanton, Mich.,...
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Arlene Panyard

January 28, 2017

ARLENE J. "HANNIE" PANYARD, 77, lost her fight with Alzheimer's on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Esther Hannie. She graduated from North Side High School. Arlene worked at Peerless Cleaners for 18 years and was a receptionist at N.U. Insulation for seven years. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East...
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Rosie Geroff Breeden

January 27, 2017

Rosie Geroff Breeden, 86, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 at Doctors Hospice in Fayetteville, Georgia. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Rosie was the daughter of the late Panyotte "Peter" and Dina Ognenoff Geroff. She was a 1948 graduate of Concordia High School and, a member of the church she loved so dearly, Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church. Rosie was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother...
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Marvin Jacob Deeg

January 27, 2017

Marvin Jacob Deeg, 59, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017. Surviving are his father Walter Deeg; brothers, Mike J Deeg; Melvin J Deeg; and Mark J Deeg; companion of 40 years, Gordon Douglas; niece, April Schrock; nephews, Jeremy and Mark Deeg; step-sisters Margaret Eloph; and Janet Offutt; step-brother Donnie Garrison. Marvin was preceded in death by mother, Ida Ruth Deeg, step-mother...
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Frank P. (Bucky) Harris

January 23, 2017

Frank P. Harris, 94, passed away Monday, January 23, 2017. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA, on April 27, 1922, the son of the late Joseph and Rose Harris. Surviving are his children, Kenneth G. (Karen) Harris, Patricia A. (Carl) Hemmer, Mary Lou (Sid) Tuesley; 7 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren. Frank was preceded in death by his wife of , Eleanor T. Harris. Memorials may be made to the...
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Frank P. (Bucky) Harris

January 23, 2017

Frank P. Harris, 94, passed away Monday, January 23, 2017. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA, on April 27, 1922, the son of the late Joseph and Rose Harris. Surviving are his children, Kenneth G. (Karen) Harris, Patricia A. (Carl) Hemmer, Mary Lou (Sid) Tuesley; 7 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren. Frank was preceded in death by his wife of , Eleanor T. Harris. Memorials may be made to the...
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Emma K.M. Mildred

April 9, 1955 - January 21, 2017

Early on the morning of January 21st, 2017, Emma Katherine Marie Mildred (nee Straub), 61, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, aunt, sister, cousin, niece, and church lady, traded in her broken and scarred body for a crown of life. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, she graduated from North Side High School and Indiana University. Early in her career, she worked at Wayne Home Equipment,...
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Frankie Drummond

January 21, 2017

"Big Frank" Frankie Drummond, 68, went to heaven to kneel at the feet of his Lord, Saturday, January 21, 2017. He was born in Mayfield, KY on October 22, 1948 the son of the late Elza Franklin and Mabel Drummond. Frank attended and graduated from Columbia City High School. Frank worked at Big Rigs for several years before retiring. Prior to becoming the assistant manager at Big Rigs, he was...
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Charles W. Humphries

January 18, 2017

Charles W. Humphries, 85, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Oak Grove, AL, Charles worked as the Director of Engineering Electronic Warfare with Magnavox for 40 years. While at Magnavox he made significant contributions to progressing the company in areas of threat recognition to the United States and how to destroy the threats. Some systems are still in service...
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Jams G. Gibson

January 16, 2017

James G. Gibson, 59, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday January 16, 2017 at his home. Jim was the father of Kristin Gibson and Dustin Gibson. Also surviving are his brothers, William Gibson, Robert (Annie) Gibson, John (Lisa) Gibson, Timothy (Matthew Helms) Gibson, Thomas (Karen) Gibson, sister Deborah (Joseph) Farmer, brother-in-law Richard Beeler, and four nephews and six nieces. He was...
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Eugene R. Lowden

January 16, 2017

Eugene R. Lowden, 96, passed away Jan. 16, 2017. Surviving is loving wife Anna (Lahrman) Lowden of 68 years; children Robert (Dorene) Lowden, Stephen (Barbara) Lowden, Sharon (David) White; grandchildren Michelle (Mark) Ross, Laura (Chris) Harrington, Susan (Jason) Kaiser, Stephen (Melissa) Lowden; step grandchildren John (Sherry) Mattingly, Laura Anglin, Beth (Gary) Toth; 6 great grandchildren ...
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Joan M. Bingley

January 16, 2017

Joan M. Bingley, 83, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Charles Bingley of Fort Wayne; daughters, Lorrie Smith, Diana Bruns; Vickie Gordon all of Fort Wayne; step-daughters, Charlotte Fletcher of New Haven, IN; and Shawn (Darin) Moore of Auburn, IN; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and sister, Gail Jackson of Fort Wayne. Joan was preceded...
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Charlotte A. (Webster) Rusher

January 16, 2017

Charlotte A. (Webster) Rusher, 92 Fort Wayne, formally of Connersville, passed away January 16, 2017. Charlotte was born Sept. 6, 1924, in Connersville, to Isabelle (Eddy) and Charles Webster. After graduating from high school, she was employed at Roots Blower in Connersville where she met Ernest E. "Bud" Rusher, whom she married July 28, 1950. They celebrated 59 years of marriage, prior to Bud's...
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Gloria A. Branning

January 15, 2017

Gloria A. Branning, 84, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017. Gloria is survived by her sister, Joyce (Louis) Lohrman; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Frieda and Rudolph Branning, and her siblings, Edna Doster, Jean Patterson, Larry Branning, and Wayne Branning. Memorials may be made to the World Wide Work of Jehovah's...
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Roy Andrew Eaton

January 14, 2017

Roy Andrew Eaton passed away peacefully on Saturday January 14, 2017 at his home in Ft. Wayne, IN. He was 85. Roy was born on March 1, 1931 in Port Gibson, MS to Andrew Henry Eaton and Winnie Greer Eaton. He graduated from Port Gibson High School and Millsaps College in Mississippi, received his Divinity Degree from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta GA, and a Master...
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Paul (Buddy) D. Ladd

January 14, 2017

Paul "Buddy" D. Ladd, 84, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Allen County, IN, Paul began auto racing at the age of fifteen at various race tracks around Allen County. He began his career as an auto mechanic and later retired from Don R. Fruchey INC where he worked as an iron worker. He was a member of Michigan Antique Phonograph Society and devoted his time after...
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Anna Heidenreich

January 14, 2017

Anna Sue (Passino) Heidenreich, 85, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN, Anna was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and worked at Fort Wayne Community Schools for 20 years. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her family and her faith in God were the...
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Lauana I. Humbrecht

January 12, 2017

Lauana I. Humbrecht, 94, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, January 12, 2017. In addition to Jack, Lu's husband of 71 years, she is survived by two sons Kurt (Kathy) Humbrecht; and Brent (Phyllis) Humbrecht; grandchildren, Carrie (Troy) Pogue; Amanda, Becky, Meredith, and Joe Humbrecht,; great-grandchildren, Kyle and Marissa Pogue; as well as many nieces and nephews. Also...
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Robert Lechleidner

January 11, 2017

Robert E. Lechleidner, 60, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Angola, IN, Robert served in the U.S. Marines for four years. Robert was a lifelong trucker. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road.
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Erika Renae Sell

January 10, 2017

Erika Renae Sell , 17, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Surviving are her parents, Candice Sell and Amy Kupcik; Brian and April Sell; brothers; Devin Sell; Jedd Kupcik; sisters, Chrystal Carey; Anna Rhoten; Izabelle Kupcik; grandmother, Jeanette Ritenour; grandparents, Debbie and Cary Sell; Millie and Cash Cook; James and Judy Carey; Cheryl and Gary Liston; niece, Jadelynn...
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Charlene (Cricket) C. Lochner

January 10, 2017

Charlene "Cricket" C. Lochner, 86, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Surviving are her daughters, Sandy Klopfenstein; and Carol (Paul) Havers; 8 grandchildren, Laurie Springer, Amy Albert, Becky Stamper, Meagan Butcher, BilliJo Harris, Abby Buis, Ty Steury, and Jason Steury; 17 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren. Charlene was preceded in death by her husband, Irwin...
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Richard A. Bussen

January 10, 2017

Richard A. Bussen, 74, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Barbara Bussen, sons Timothy (Pamela) Bussen, Terry (Joyce) Bussen, Tom (Beth) Bussen, Ted (Jennifer) Bussen, Todd (companion Dona) Bussen, Troy (Mindy) Bussen, Trent Bussen. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and father...
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Helen L. Rash

January 9, 1936 - January 8, 2017

Helen L. Rash, 80, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Helen was the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Kathryn Rudolph Sr. Helen was a comptroller with the Allen County Police Department for 22 years, retiring in 2002. She and her husband enjoyed square dancing for many years together. Helen also had a talent for woodworking...
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Victoria Lee (Hillenburg) Woehnker

January 7, 2017

Victoria Lee (Hillenburg) Woehnker, 58, passed away January 7, 2017. Surviving are her husband; Richard; her beloved dogs Lexi and Laine; parents Richard and Arlene Hillenburg; siblings Lynn (Steve) Zahorik and David (Ashley) Hillenburg and Cheryl (Stan) Hillenburg; mother-in-law, Elaine Woehnker; brothers-in-law, Joe (Shelley) Woehnker and David Woehnker; sisters-in-law, Diane (Joe)...
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Logan Robert Blaising

January 7, 2017

Logan Robert Blaising, 23, went to his heavenly home on Saturday, January, 7, 2017. Logan was born in Fort Wayne and graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School in 2011. He was currently enrolled full time at Ivy Tech, pursuing a degree in animal science. Since his recent illness and amputation, he had been spending time mentoring Holy Cross Confirmands and learning new workout routines at AWP....
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MIchael Arnold Collins

January 6, 2017

Michael Arnold Collins, 69, passed away peacefully and unexpectedly at home Friday, January 6, 2017. Mike is survived by his half-sister and caregiver Donna (Jim) Geary of Fort Wayne, his niece Stacy (Kevin) Haskins of Fishers and family, his nephew Cory (Jessica) Lawson of Lafayette and family, plus his newly found half-brother Michael W. Turner of Connecticut. Memorials may be made to the...
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Helen W. Krisher

January 6, 2017

HELEN W KRISHER, 88, passed away Friday, January 6, 2017, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Helen retired from Lincoln Life after 25 years as an Administrator. Helen married Gaylord L. Krisher on May 25, 1946, and enjoyed 68 years of marriage. Gaylord passed away on Sept 5, 2014. Helen enjoyed her home, tending her flowers, gardening, breakfast out at Joanna's and...
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Thomas Max Johnson

January 4, 2017

Thomas Max Johnson, 71, passed away unexpectedly January 4, 2017 while visiting in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born October 10, 1945 in Evansville, Indiana and attended grade schools in Indianapolis, Indiana and Brigantine, New Jersey. He graduated from Atlantic City High School, New Jersey. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a machinist. After his service he moved to Gratz, Pennsylvania where...
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Michael J. Huhn

January 4, 2017

Michael J. Huhn, 66, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017. He was born in Chicago, IL, on May 30, 1950. Michael was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Surviving are his father, Donald J. Huhn; brothers, Chris J. (Peggy) Huhn, Larry J. (Barb) Huhn, Tony J. (Cindy) Huhn, Dan J. (Sandy) Huhn, and Randy J. (Mindy) Huhn. Michael was preceded in death by mother, Lorraine M. Huhn. ...
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Blakely Rains Jones

January 3, 2017

Blakely Rains Jones, born, Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her parents Raymond II and Holly L Jones of Fort Wayne, IN; brother, Trey Jones; grandparents Raymond (Gina) Jones of New Haven, IN and Michael (Tara) Vogel of North Manchester, IN.
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