Our Obituaries

Francis Jeanne Jordan

December 18, 1929 - December 13, 2017

F. Jeanne Jordan, 87, of Fort Wayne, entered Heaven on December 13, 2017. Jeanne retired from Parkview Hospital after 44 years of service in the Medical Records Department. Surviving are her husband, John Jordan; and sister, Kay Rea, both of Fort Wayne. Five brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Funeral service will be 11am, Tuesday, December 19, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131...
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Bradley Vernell Kiess

January 26, 1968 - December 11, 2017

Bradley Kiess, 49, of Fort Wayne, passed away on December 11, 2017. Born on January 26, 1968, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Dennis and Sharon (Hunter) Kiess, who survive. He is also survived by his sister, Brenda (Peter) Hoffman and niece and nephews Micah, Kylee and Noah. Brad was a 1987 graduate of Concordia Lutheran High School, Fort Wayne. Brad always had a smile on his face and a positive...
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William J. Bernard

October 25, 1935 - December 6, 2017

William J. Bernard, 82, of Fort Wayne, passed away on December 6, 2017. Born on October 25, 1935, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late William and Gertrude L. (Tagmeyer) Bernard. He was a member of St Joseph United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne. He proudly served his country in the Air Force; and was a member of American Legion Post #47. He retired from Navistar in 1991, after 31 years of...
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Linda Fusco

October 6, 1943 - December 5, 2017

Linda Fusco, 74, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home. Born October 6, 1943 in Providence, Rhode Island, she was a daughter of the late Guido and Elvira (DiFonzo) Fusco. Linda worked for Sardelli International, jewelry manufacturer, in Warwick, Rhode Island for over 15 years and was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. An avid reader,...
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William Harold Hurst

January 9, 1959 - December 4, 2017

William Harold Hurst, 58, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. He was born on January 9, 1959. He is survived by friends and family at Mental Health America, Easter Seals ARC, and Indiana Mentor. Funeral Service will be 1pm on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Hockemeyer and Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Rd., Fort Wayne, with calling one hour...
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Madalyn Grace Solis

November 15, 2017 - November 30, 2017

Madalyn Grace Solis, infant daughter of Chelsea Gomez and Oscar Solis, was born on November 15, 2017, and passed away on November 30, 2017.Funeral Service will be 10am, Friday, December 8, 2017, at Joy Fellowship Church, 109 Moeller Road, New Haven, with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm, Thursday, December 7, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St...
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Corwin Emanuel Ward

March 13, 1927 - November 23, 2017

Corwin Emanuel Ward, 90, of Fort Wayne, passed away on November 23, 2017. Born on March 13, 1927, in Dallas, Iowa, he was a son of the late, Emanuel J and Iva (Clark) Ward. He proudly served his country for 23 years in the Air Force, retiring in 1967, he then retired from Magnavox in 1990 after 23 years of service as an electrical engineer.He is survived by his children, Melody (Rick) Luttrell,...
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Yvonne Sue Stuckey

February 12, 1957 - November 21, 2017

Yvonne Sue Stuckey, 60, of Leo, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne, with her family as witness. Born February 12, 1957, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Loretta Jean (Yoder) Stuckey. Yvonne was compassionate and loving in giving medical and personal care to others. Educational pursuits began at...
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Edward A. Fritz

December 21, 1950 - November 15, 2017

Edward A Fritz, 66, of New Haven, passed away on November 15, 2017. Born on December 21, 1950, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Edward and Janet Fritz. A member of Zion Lutheran Church, Woodburn; he proudly served his country in the Army, and retired from the Fort Wayne Fire Department in 2006, after more than 30 years of service as a firefighter.He is survived by his wife of 40 years,...
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Phyllis E. Moravec

December 29, 1936 - November 14, 2017

Phyllis E. Moravec, 80, of Fort Wayne, passed away on November 14, 2017. Born on December 29, 1936, in Muncie, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Sarah (nee Wilson) Bott. She is survived by her daughters, Lisa (Gary) Suiter, and Heidi (Brad) Good; grandchildren, Laura (Steven) Uhey, Lindsey Good & Ryan Suiter. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Todd L. Moravec, in 2012; and...
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Loretta Jean Stuckey

July 25, 1926 - November 13, 2017

Loretta Jean Stuckey, 91, of Grabill, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on November 13, 2017, at her home in Grabill. Born on July 25, 1926, in Leo, she was a daughter of the late, Levi and Eva Yoder. She was a loving, sweet spirited, wife, mother, and grandmother, who delighted in taking care of her family.She is survived by her daughter, JoAnne (Allen) Springer; son, William, son,...
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Royal William Poorman

January 2, 1937 - November 10, 2017

R. WILLIAM POORMAN, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, following a brief illness. He was born on Jan. 2, 1937, in Wooster, Ohio. He enjoyed a career as a design engineer and Real Estate entrepreneur. He was an avid pilot and advocate for civil aviation and a member of the Q B Club, an exclusive pilot's organization. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne....
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Lois Jane Mueller

September 17, 1936 - November 10, 2017

Lois Jane Mueller, 81, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017 at Lutheran Life Villages-Pine Valley. Born on September 17, 1936, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Guy and Mary Jane (Klinker) Brown. Lois was a bus driver for Concordia Elementary School for 43 years, retiring in 2007, and was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church for over 50 years. After retirement,...
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Bessie B. Dennison

July 26, 1926 - November 10, 2017

Bessie B. Dennison, age 91, passed away peacefully on November 10, 2017 at Kingston Healthcare in Fort Wayne. She was born on July 26, 1926 in Clarinda, Iowa. Bessie was the only child of the late Lucille and C.O. Gross. Bessie grew up in Marion, Ind., and graduated in 1944 from Marion High School. She was the secretary and the salutatorian of the class of 1944. She was a member of First United...
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Gerald Scott Harvey

May 27, 1931 - November 8, 2017

Gerald Scott Harvey, 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born on May 27, 1931, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Walter Smith and Anna (Giant) Harvey. A graduate of North Side High School, Gerald proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War for three years and was employed with Norfolk & Southern R.R. for over...
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Lucy Alma Miller

September 7, 1924 - November 8, 2017

Lucy Alma Miller, 93, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Golden Years Homestead. Born September 7, 1924, in London, KY., she was a daughter of the late L. Curtis and Blanche (Pope) Bales. A graduate of Warner College of Beauty Culture, Lucy was a beautician for over 15 years. She is survived by her sons, Randy (Tammy) Miller of Fort Wayne, Leamond (Joan) Miller of Fort...
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Wava P. Duckworth

February 12, 1927 - October 29, 2017

Wava P. Duckworth, 90, of Fort Wayne, passed away on October 29, 2017. Born on February 12, 1927, in Albion, she was a daughter of the late, James F and Eva M Rodman. She was a graduate of Rydell College in 1969; and retired in 1989 from Magnavox and Service Merchandise after 42 years of service. She is survived by her children; Steven (Jane) Mishler, Kathy (Roger) Felger, and Connie Zakrajsek;...
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Richard Harkless

December 24, 1957 - October 25, 2017

Richard Donald Harkless, 59, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Randallia. Born on December 24, 1957 in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Charles H. and Ellen E. (White) Harkless. Funeral Service will be 1:00pm on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Hockemeyer and Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road., Fort Wayne, with calling two hours prior....
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Alice H. Flitcraft

August 3, 1931 - October 23, 2017

Alice Flitcraft, 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017 at Grey Stone Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born on August 3, 1931, in Anderson, she was a daughter of the late Ray and Helen (Wolf) Hardman. A generous and kind woman, Alice was a hairdresser for over 50 years and enjoyed crafting, cooking, and cats. She is survived by her daughter, Renee Flitcraft of Fort Wayne;...
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Vernon Leroy Howard

September 20, 1958 - October 23, 2017

Vernon Howard, 59, of Pittsford, Mich., and formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born September 20, 1958 in Kendallville, he was a son of the late Blanton and Janice (Hamilton) Howard. Vernon was a truck driver for many years and enjoyed fishing, camping, cooking out, hunting, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his...
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Sylvia M. Fleck

October 5, 1934 - October 22, 2017

Sylvia Margaret (Corso) Fleck, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Towne House Retirement Center. Born on October 5, 1934, in Wabash, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Nettie (Cira) Corso. Sylvia married the love of her life; Charles E. Fleck, on February 8, 1958 and was a wonderful homemaker for many years. Sylvia was a secretary at Magnavox for five years and...
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Angela Dee Bjorge

November 11, 1959 - October 18, 2017

Angela "Angie" (Caywood) Bjorge, November 11, 1959 - October 18, 2017. After a short illness Angie passed away at home. She loved life and especially all of her nieces and nephews. Her favorite time of the year was getting ready for Christmas. One weekend before Thanksgiving she would have all her nieces over to decorate their family room. Then another weekend the nephews to decorate the outside....
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Stephen Davis

November 21, 1946 - October 18, 2017

Stephan Davis, 71, of Fort Wayne, passed away on October 18, 2017.He is survived by his family and friends at Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana, Covington Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center; and was compassionately cared for by Heartland Hospice of Fort Wayne.Funeral service will be 1pm, Monday October 23, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne. Burial...
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James E. Simon

January 24, 1931 - October 17, 2017

James E. Simon, 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away on October 17, 2017. Born on January 24, 1931, in Ossian, Indiana, he was a son of the late Guy and Elizabeth (Chriss) Simon. He was a Pharmaceutical Representative for 30 years, and was currently an Agent for Bankers Life & Casualty. Jim was a member of First Presbyterian Church Fort Wayne, Kendallville Elks, American Legion, and a former member of...
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Addilynn Marie Snay-Williams

October 16, 2017 - October 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, IN.
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Rosalind Helen Brunson

October 17, 1919 - October 15, 2017

Rosalind H Brunson, 97, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Born on October 17, 1919, in Elwood, she was a daughter of the late John and Gladys Klumpp. She retired from Mutual Security Life Insurance Company in 1984, then retired from Parkview Memorial Hospital in 2004, at the age of 85.She is survived by her son, Charles R. (Sarah) Brunson Jr, of Orland; grandson, Jason C. ...
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Kelly Sue Crago

June 11, 1975 - October 14, 2017

Kelly Sue Crago, 42, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Parkview Hospital, Randallia, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was a native of Fort Wayne and a graduate of North Side High School and Ball State University. She loved taking care of children at Bright Horizons Family Solutions and enjoyed kayaking and other outdoor adventures. She is survived by her...
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Marian Elaine Wolf

April 14, 1926 - October 13, 2017

Marian Elaine Wolf, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home. Born on April 14, 1926, in Columbia City, she was the youngest child of the late Rev. Valentine and Laura (Luebeck) Hennig. A graduate of Washington Center High School, Columbia City, she was employed with GE for six years. Marian was a wonderful homemaker and later a teacher's assistant...
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Dennis James Mihm

May 18, 1958 - October 9, 2017

DENNIS JAMES MIHM, 59, passed away Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Born May 18, 1958, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Rev. Gerald and Vauneda Mihm. He lived his life serving others, reaching out to those in need and spreading love, laughter and Joy. "Never forgotten, always loved!" Surviving are his sons Adam James and Dennis James II; four grandchildren; sisters, Debra, Judy and Sharon;...
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Fakria Amin

January 1, 1926 - October 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, IN.
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Evelyn Ross

April 7, 1920 - October 6, 2017

Evelyn Zollinger Ross, 97, passed away Friday October 6, 2017 at her residence. Born April 7, 1920 in New Haven Indiana, she graduated from New Haven High School and International Business College. Her first job was with the Allen County Agricultural Association in the Federal Building. When World War II broke out, it was her job to write many letters to "Uncle Sam" to request...
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Lise Malinda Scheuring

May 9, 1951 - October 3, 2017

Lise M. Scheuring, 66, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. She was born on Wednesday, May 9, 1951, in Indianapolis, Ind. She is survived by friends and family at Mental Health America, Easter Seals ARC, and Indiana Mentor. Funeral Service will be noon on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Hockemeyer and Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Rd.,...
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Charles Joder

July 7, 1926 - September 27, 2017

Charles W. Joder, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at Chapman Place. Born on July 17, 1926, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Rev. Fred L. and Mary Ellen (Bheam) Joder, as a son of missionaries, Charles spent 14 years, with his family, serving in French West Africa. He attended Fort Wayne Bible College where he met his beloved wife, Pauline,...
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Warren Bacon

November 4, 1920 - September 27, 2017

Warren Bacon, 96, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Heritage Park. Born on November 4, 1920, in Indianapolis, he was a son of the late Armenius and Clara (Meyer) Bacon. Warren proudly served in the U.S. Navy for three years during WWII and was a member of the VFW and past Post Commander of American Legion Post 47. He was employed with Navistar for over 30 years,...
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William Lewis Goeglein

October 29, 1925 - September 26, 2017

William "Bill" L. Goeglein, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away on September 26, 2017. Born on October 29, 1925, in Allen County, he was a son of the late Fred V. and Paula Goeglein. A member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne; he proudly served his country in the Army Air Corps during WWII. Bill retired in 1978, after 25 years as co-owner of Deluxe Glass, then after retirement he worked as an...
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Terry Wayne Reining

October 27, 1949 - September 25, 2017

Terry Wayne Reining, 67, of Leo, passed away on Monday, September 25, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born on October 27, 1949, in Bloomington, Ill., he was a son of the late Carl and Patsy (Savage) Reining. Terry proudly served in the U.S. Navy for six years during Vietnam and was a facility manager with Illinois State University, Commissioner of Highways for Bloomington Township, Ill....
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Rosalind Rahdert Osmun

October 3, 1913 - September 25, 2017

Rosalind Rahdert Osmun, died Monday, September 25, 2017 at Heritage Park Nursing Home at the age of 103. She had been a resident of Georgetowne Place and Woodview Nursing Home for several years. Born on October 3, 1913 in Buckley, Ill., Rosalind was a daughter of the late Fred and Martha (Luhrsen) Rust. She moved to the Mark Center/Sherwood, Ohio area in 1916 and was educated both there and in...
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Michael Rodney Wilcher

January 8, 1966 - September 23, 2017

Michael Rodney Wilcher entered into eternal peace on Sept. 23, 2017 at the age of 51. Mike was a believer in Jesus Christ. He will be remembered by his enormous heart and his contagious laughter. His pride and joy in life were his children and grandchildren.. He is survived by his Mother, Ruth Cox, children; Cherish (Brody) Ruble, Austin Wilcher, Kaitlyn Wilcher, and Sean Wilcher, and two...
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Ray Gordon Branson

September 18, 1949 - September 23, 2017

Gordon Branson, 68, of Simpsonville, South Carolina, passed away on September 23, 2017, at The Cedars, Leo. Born on September 18, 1949, in Lima, Ohio, he was a son of Raymond and Ruth (Williams) Branson, who survive. He was a member of Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Greenville, South Carolina, and was a graduate of Indiana University.Gordon is also survived by his son, Geoff ...
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Mildred Titus Garner

August 10, 1930 - September 23, 2017

Mildred "Millie" Titus Garner, 87, of Fort Wayne passed away on September 23, 2017. Born on August 10, 1930, in Wilkinson, she was the daughter of the late, Harry and Florence (Delph) Titus. She graduated in 1948 from Greensburg High School; then went on to Ball State University receiving a B.S. in 1951, and M.A. in 1954; while at college she was a member of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority. Millie was...
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Annette Marie Ruppert

August 6, 1965 - September 15, 2017

Annette Marie Ruppert, 52, of Woodburn, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born on August 6, 1965, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of Barbara (O'Day) Case and the late Donald Case. Annette was a graduate of Northrop High School and was a self-employed housekeeper for over 10 years. A woman of deep faith, she was a member of Woodburn United Methodist...
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James Edward Shields

March 24, 1961 - September 12, 2017

James "JimBo" Edward Shields, 56, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital. Born on March 24, 1961, in Union City, Ind., he was a son of the late John and Sheila (Stine) Shields. A graduate of South Side High School, Jim was a DJ/Bartender with Five Points Pub for over 15 years. He was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church and enjoyed 80's music and...
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Monalou Lou Cannis

February 13, 1936 - September 11, 2017

Monalou Bertsch Cannis, passed peacefully into her Lord's arms while at home surrounded by her loving family. Monalou was the beloved daughter of Herman and Helen Bertsch and the cherished sister of her two brothers Lyle and Rodney Bertsch. Monalou was raised in Grabill, Indiana. A 1954 graduate of Leo High School "Lou" excelled at anything music. Monalou touched hundreds of lives...
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Vanessa Rose Deermer

May 8, 1959 - September 10, 2017

Vanessa Rose Deermer, 58, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at her home. Born on May 8, 1959, in Huntington, Ind., she was a daughter of the late Robert and Rosetta (Rose) Searles. Vanessa attended New Haven High School and worked for over 30 years in childcare. She enjoyed fishing, roller skating and skate dancing. She is survived by her son, Justin (Cassi) Deermer of Fort...
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Mark Edmund Dulcet

October 13, 1954 - September 8, 2017

Mark Edmund Dulcet, 62, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017 at his home. Born on October 13, 1954, in South Bend, Ind., he was a son of the late Edmund and Stella (Kolber) Dulcet. Mark was employed with Reliable Cleaning Service and was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. A man deep in his faith, he was always helping and caring for others. He enjoyed football, especially...
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Henrietta K. Stamm

January 9, 1925 - September 5, 2017

Henrietta K. Stamm, 92, of Fort Wayne, passed away on September 5, 2017. Born on January 9, 1925, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Floyd and Irene (Spear) Kissinger. A member of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, Fort Wayne; a member of the Mid Century Home Economics Club, she retired in 1987, from Dreibelbiss, after many years of service as a clerk.She is survived by her...
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Don Robert Evans

July 4, 1940 - August 31, 2017

Don R. Evans, 77, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Parkview Memorial Hospital. Born on July 4, 1940, in Columbus, Ind., he was the son of the late Robert and Dorothy (Hickey) Evans. Don graduated from Depauw University and Indiana University earning a Master's Degree in Education and was a member of St. Joe U.M.C. He taught Social Studies and Economics at North Side High...
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Donald Howard

May 6, 1968 - August 27, 2017

DONALD L. HOWARD, 49, of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. Born on May 6, 1968, in Paulding, Ohio, he was a son of the late James and Connie (Paterson) Howard. He is survived by his brother, Stephen Howard; sister, Lisa (Keith) Mull; niece, Ashlee Mull; aunt, Peggy (Nick) Lake; as well as his friends and family at Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana, Life Inc., Beyond...
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Joseph Thomas Sparks

December 3, 1938 - August 27, 2017

Joseph "Tom" Thomas Sparks Jr., 78, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at his home. Born on December 3, 1938, in South Bend, Ind., he was a son of the late Joseph Sr. and Lucille (Trager) Sparks. A graduate of Purdue University, Tom worked in sales with Robert Weed Corp. for over 25 years, from which he retired. A beloved family man, Tom loved life and cherished his wife,...
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James W. Fairfield

August 11, 1930 - August 25, 2017

James W. Fairfield, 87, of Fort Wayne, met his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 25, 2017. Born on August 11, 1930, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late, William and Dorothy (Honeick) Fairfield. He was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, and a life member of many Numismatic Organizations. He worked as a salesman for National Mill Supply before opening Fairfield Rare Coins...
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Dale E. Meyer

April 15, 1932 - August 24, 2017

Dale E. Meyer, 85, of Fort Wayne, passed away on August 24, 2017. Born on April 15, 1932, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Harry and Mildred (Hertel) Meyer. A member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, he proudly served his country in the Air Force and was the owner, along with his late wife, Carole, of The Art & Decorating Center, Creative Frame, and Frame Art. He...
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Muriel J. Isenhour

June 5, 1927 - August 23, 2017

Muriel J Isenhour, 90, of Fort Wayne, passed away on August 23, 2017. Born on June 5, 1927, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Helen McKeeman. A member of Blackhawk Ministries, Fort Wayne and UTC; she worked at Country Kitchen for 16 years as a cake decorating teacher and worked as a secretary at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes and Lindenwood Cemetery. She is...
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Mildred L. Burger

July 13, 1925 - August 23, 2017

Mildred Louise "Marty" Burger received the crown of eternal life on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, surrounded by her children. Marty was born on July 13, 1925, in West Point, Nebraska, to Emil Marty and Louise Wuerdemann Marty and was soon received into God's family through the waters of Holy Baptism. She attended St. Paul Lutheran School in West Point and high school in Battle Creek,...
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Ruth F. Brake

March 10, 1919 - August 22, 2017

Ruth F. Brake, 98, of Fort Wayne, passed away on August 22, 2017. Born on March 10, 1919, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Clara (Broeking) Eylenberg; she was a lifelong member of Trinity English Lutheran Church and the Cedar Creek Women's Club . She is survived by her son, David M. (Pamela) Brake of Charlotte, North Carolina; step-daughter, Lani (John) Currado of...
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Eleanor E. McMaken

December 16, 1924 - August 17, 2017

Eleanor E. McMaken, 92, of Harlan, passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Lutheran Life Villages- Pine Valley. Born on December 16, 1924, in rural Spencerville, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Izetta (McNabb) Chaney. A graduate of Harlan High School, she followed her High School sweetheart, the late Homer McMaken, to California while he was serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was...
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Irene W. Kruse

September 13, 1928 - August 15, 2017

Irene W. Kruse, 88, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Lutheran Life Villages- Pine Valley. Born on September 13, 1928, in Allen County, she was a daughter of the late Otto Sr. and Louise (Hitzeman) Bradtmueller. Irene was employed with White Swan and later with Concordia Lutheran High School. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church for over 67 years, having been...
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Robert John Falbe

June 2, 1940 - August 13, 2017

Robert John Falbe, 77, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at his home. Born on June 2, 1940, in Muskegon, Mich., he was a son of the late Russell and Evelyn (Vanderstelt) Falbe. Robert was a chemical engineer with Dana for 37 years, retiring in 2001. He is survived by his wife, Dee (Graham) Falbe of Fort Wayne; daughters, Jamie (Erik) Thoreson of Dayton, Ohio, and Shannon ...
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Mary Virginia Beard

October 28, 1929 - August 10, 2017

Mary Beard, 87, of Fort Wayne, passed away on August 10, 2017. Born on October 28, 1929, in Chicago, Illinois, she was a daughter of the late George G. and Mamie L. (Isley) Loehr. Mary loved to cook, crochet and read, but the most important thing in her life was taking care of her family. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Ralph E. Beard; daughters, Susan (Charlie) Schoone and Patricia ...
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Betty L. Zimmermann

April 29, 1920 - August 10, 2017

Betty L. Zimmermann, 97, of Fort Wayne, passed away on August 10, 2017. Born on April 29, 1920, in Vallonia, she was a daughter of the late Rev. John G. and Elizabeth (Limbeck) Jeske. A member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, the Ladies Aid and the Lutheran Womens Missionary League. A graduate of Lawrence University, BS, she received her Master's Degree from Indiana University; and...
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Lucille F. Schumacher

July 7, 1930 - August 7, 2017

Lucille F. Schumacher, 87, of Fort Wayne, passed away on August 7, 2017, at The Heritage of Fort Wayne. Born on July 7, 1930, in Salamanca, New York, she was a daughter of the late Lonnie and Florence Ewing; a member of First Missionary Church and was a piano teacher for many years.She is survived by her children, Tom (Gwen) Schumacher, of Plymouth, Deb (Nick) Tremblin, of Swindon, England, John ...
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Marva Dawson

April 21, 1935 - August 7, 2017

Marva Dawson, 82, of Fort Wayne, passed away on August 7, 2017. She was a volunteer at Community Harvest Food Bank, she was a member of an exercise group at the Fort Wayne Community center and a breakfast club. She is survived by her best friend Donna; and her family and friends at Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana and Indiana Mentor. She was preceded in death by her parents Verle and...
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John Howard Krueckeberg

November 13, 1928 - August 4, 2017

JOHN HOWARD KRUECKEBERG died Friday, August 4, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne in 1928 to Ruth Vollmer Krueckeberg and Ferd Krueckeberg, he graduated from Mishawaka High School. John received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Indiana University, then earned a law degree from Valparaiso University in 1952. While he was in law school he rekindled a relationship with a Valparaiso...
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Alma Ali" Mae Simpson

January 31, 1938 - August 3, 2017

Alma "Ali" Mae Simpson, 79, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Parkview Memorial Hospital. Born on January 31, 1938, in Francesville, Ind., she was a daughter of the late Loren and Ellen (Marion) Ezra. A graduate of Francesville High School, Class of 1956, she pursued her education at Manchester College and IU- Bloomington earning her Master's Degree. Ali was a teacher at...
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Richard Paul Mueller

November 29, 1932 - August 2, 2017

Richard P. Mueller, 84, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Kingston Care Center. Born on November 29, 1932, in Fort Wayne, he was the only son of the late Rudolph and Gertrude (Mertz) Mueller. Richard proudly served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army having been stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, for two years. He was a Journeyman Machine Rebuilder with International Harvester...
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Grace Michelle Banks

July 25, 2017 - July 25, 2017

IF EVER THERE IS A TOMORROWWHEN WE'RE NOT TOGETHERTHERE IS SOMETHING YOUMUST ALWAYS REMEMBERYOU ARE BRAVER THAN YOU BELIEVESTRONGER THAN YOU SEEMAND SMARTER THAN YOU THINKBUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ISEVEN IF WE ARE APARTI"LL ALWAYS BE WITH YOUWinnie the Pooh
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Eleanor M. Rippe

August 21, 1918 - July 24, 2017

Eleanor M Rippe, 98, of Fort Wayne, passed away on July 24, 2017, at Woodview Nursing and Rehab. Born on August 21, 1918, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Gladys (Heitz) Parker. A member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne; she retired in 1982 from Central Soya after 31 years of service in sales. She was a member and Past Matron of the Trinity Chapter of the...
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Robert Gilpin Nutter

April 23, 1929 - July 22, 2017

Robert G. "Bob" Nutter, 88, passed away on July 22, 2017. Born on April 23, 1929, in Massillon, Ohio, he was a son of the late, Waldo E. and Helen I. (Huth) Nutter. He proudly served his country in the US Navy; and retired from Electric Motors, in Garrett, in 2003, after 15 years of service.He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Shirley Nutter; children, Valerie (Tom) Lyons, Vickie (John) Cook,...
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Elaine Lenore Crowder

October 8, 1925 - July 21, 2017

Elaine L. Crowder, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017 at The Cedars, Leo. Born on October 8, 1925, in Flushing, Mich., she was a daughter of the late Harold and Mary (Crist) Kent. Elaine was a homemaker and retired to Las Cruces, N.M. in 1986 with her husband, the late Richard Crowder. The delight of her life was volunteering at Dripping Springs National Park from 1999-2009....
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Stephen L. McCallister

September 19, 1955 - July 18, 2017

Stephen L. McCallister, USN (Ret.), 61, of Fort Wayne, Ind., passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital surrounded by his beloved wife Mary and children at his side. Born September 19, 1955, in Charleston, West Virginia, he was the son of Julia (who survives) and the late, Romy McCallister. He was retired from the US Navy after twenty-one years of service. Steve loved telling...
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Myrtle L. Wildason

January 22, 1924 - July 15, 2017

Myrtle Lucille Wildason, 93, of Fort Wayne, passed from this life into the arms of her Heavenly Father on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Heritage Park. Born on January, 22, 1924 in Clawson, Mich., she was a daughter of the late Emery and Bernice Dumas. A graduate of Central High School, class of 1944, she was a store keeper with ITT Aerospace Optical Division for 35 years, from which she retired....
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Archie L. Fisher

September 7, 1919 - July 15, 2017

Archie L. Fisher, 97, of Fort Wayne, passed away on July 15, 2017. Born on September 7, 1919, in El Dorado, Kansas. He proudly served his country and retired from the Air Force after 22 years; then he retired from ITT as an electrical engineer after 27 years of service. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marjory Fisher; sons, Stephen (Linda) Fisher and Mark (Dixie) Fisher; grandchildren,...
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Sondra D. Potter

May 15, 1962 - July 13, 2017

Sondra D. (Dean) Potter, 55, of Fort Wayne, passed away on July 13, 2017 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Born on May 15, 1962, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Wallace and Patricia Dean. She was a member of Pine Hills Church, Fort Wayne, where she was very involved and was a homemaker. "Her life was dedicated to her husband, children, grandsons, nieces and nephews who...
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Alfred E. Snyder

December 4, 1936 - July 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, IN.
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Adam M. Sizen

April 12, 1933 - July 8, 2017

Adam Michael Sizen, 84, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Heritage Park. Born on April, 12, 1933 in Detroit, Mich., he was a son of the late John and Aleksandra (Konarzerska) Sizen. Adam proudly served in the U.S. Army for nearly two years and graduated from the Lawrence Technological Institute with a Bachelor Degree in Business Management. He was a buyer with Edward C. Levy...
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Robert L. Simpson

August 25, 1955 - July 6, 2017

Robert L. Simpson, 61, of Fort Wayne, passed away on July 6, 2017. Born on August 25, 1955, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Anna Mae (White) Simpson, and James E. Simpson, who survives. He was an avid Indiana Hoosiers, Baltimore Orioles and Dallas Cowboys Fan. He is also survived by his wife of 27 years, Kelly Simpson; children, Drew (Jena) Lancaster, Tyler Lancaster and Ashtyn (Aarron)...
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Lillian J. Osborn

November 2, 1928 - July 5, 2017

Lillian J. Osborn, 88, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Coldwater, Mich., passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at St. Anne Home. Born on November, 2, 1928 in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late John and Julia (Byrczak) Sitko. A graduate of Central High School, Lillian was a homemaker and member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. She is survived by her daughters, Janell (Eddie)...
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Arnold C. Rock

March 20, 1960 - June 30, 2017

Arnold C. Rock, 57, of Fort Wayne, passed away on June 30, 2017. Born on March 20, 1960, in Lafayette, he was a son of the late Herbert and Margaret Rock; he attended Aboite Lutheran Church and worked at Anthony Wayne Services. He is survived by his family and friends at Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana, Life Inc, Leisure for Life and Indiana Mentor.Funeral service will be 10am, Monday,...
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James Bergan

February 13, 1952 - June 29, 2017

James Bergan, 65, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Born on February 13, 1952, in Danville, Ill., he was a son of Elizabeth (Wallace) Bergan and the late Thomas Bergan. James was employed with General Motors for over 37 years, currently employed with Carlex Glass in Auburn, and was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. He is also survived by his wife of 39 years, Keli (Foreman...
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June I. Kneller

January 29, 1928 - June 24, 2017

June I. Kneller, 89, of Fort Wayne, passed away on June 24, 2017. Born on January 29, 1928, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Lucile Brinkman. A member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, she worked as the cafeteria manager at St. Paul's Lutheran School.She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia K. Irie; sons, Thomas E. (Dianne) Kneller and Donald L. (Dianne) Kneller...
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Lillian Grace Garrett

February 12, 1926 - June 19, 2017

Lillian Grace (Watts) Garrett, formerly of Huntertown, passed away quietly on Monday, June 19, 2017 at the age of 91. Lilly, as most knew her, the youngest of seven sisters, was born in Poplar Bluff, MO to Thomas and Grace Watts. She was a gardener and loved all things outdoors, an accomplished seamstress, needlepoint crafter, and genealogist, having traced her mother's family for eleven...
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Curt Mitchell Stiles

April 4, 1964 - June 18, 2017

Curt Mitchell Stiles, 53, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017 due to a motorcycle accident. Born April 4, 1964 in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Leonard "Len" Charles and Leila "Lee" Ruth (Snyder) Stiles. A 1982 graduate of R. Nelson Snider High School, Curt also served in the Air National Guard for nearly three years. Curt enjoyed riding /rebuilding motorcycles and being...
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Brian Edwin Reed

July 16, 1957 - June 18, 2017

Brian Edwin Reed, 59, of Fort Wayne, passed away after a valiant fight against cancer on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 4:02pm at Parkview Regional Medical Center surrounded by loved ones. Born on July, 16, 1957 in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Howard and Jeraldine (Clem) Reed. Brian was a graduate of Northrop High School, class of 1975, and attended the business program at Indiana Institute of...
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Rebecca J. Laskowski

May 6, 1948 - June 17, 2017

REBECCA J. "BECKY" (McPHERSON) LASKOWSKI, age 69, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017 in the Hospice Unit of Upper Valley Medical Center. She was born May 6, 1948 in Greenfield, IN to the late John Edward and Carolyn (Morton) McPherson. Becky married William "Bill" Laskowski on November 4, 1977 and he survives. She is also survived by her sister: Linda Butler; and her brother: John David...
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Gloria M. Hoffman

January 29, 1926 - June 16, 2017

Gloria M. Hoffman, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away on June 16, 2017. Born on January 29, 1926, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Wayne and Elizabeth Reed. A graduate of North Side High School, she worked as a perfume sales associate for L.S. Ayres.She is survived by her sons, Tom (Rae Ann) Hoffman, James (Vicki) Hoffman and Mark (Vicki) Hoffman; seven grandchildren, 11 great...
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Ernest Roy Gaines

December 23, 1923 - June 7, 2017

Ernest Roy Gaines, 93, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Greystone Health & Rehab. Born on December 23, 1923 in Sharon, Penn., he was a son of the late Roy and Carrie (Platt) Gaines. Ernest attended Olivet Nazarene University, Nazarene Theological Seminary, Butler University, and earned a Master's Degree in Education from St. Francis University. He was a teacher at...
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Reese Thomas Lauer

May 2, 2017 - June 6, 2017

Reese Thomas Lauer, 5 weeks old, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Riley Hospital for Children. Born on May, 2, 2017, he was the infant son of Jason and Nicole (Suarez) Lauer of Fort Wayne. He is also survived by his brothers, Jonathan and Skyler; and grandparents, Kenneth & Connie, Debra & Lynn, and Tanya & Thomas, all of Fort Wayne. Calling will be from 4-7pm on Thursday, June...
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Margie M. Liechty

May 7, 1923 - June 5, 2017

Margie May Liechty, 94, of Leo, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017 at The Cedars in Leo, Ind. Born on May, 7, 1923 in Fisher, Ill., she was a daughter of the late Alvin and Elizabeth (Heiser) Birky. Margie was a wonderful homemaker for many years and attended Central Ministries. A selfless and gentle spirit, her passion was her family, her home and serving others. Margie enjoyed gardening,...
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Mary Ellen Bradtmiller

May 18, 1925 - June 3, 2017

Mary Bradtmiller, 92, went to her heavenly home on Saturday June 3, 2017. She was born in Hamilton, Indiana to the late Virgil and Artie (Beard) Baker. She loved to quilt baby blankets, was an avid cubs fan and she loved to go the grandkids ball games. She lived every day for her Lord and her family.She married Wallace Bradtmiller in 1947 and they enjoyed 40 years together before he passed in...
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Marjorie Mae Woodroof

July 2, 1926 - June 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, IN.
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Marjorie Mae Woodroof

July 2, 1926 - June 2, 2017

Marjorie Mae Woodroof, 90, of Fort Wayne, passed away on June 2, 2017, at Bethlehem Woods Nursing Home, Fort Wayne. Born on July 2, 1926, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Leroy and Esther (Scoles) Shoppell. A member of Trinity English Lutheran Church; she retired as a sales consultant from Meyers and McCarthy Men's Clothing Store.She is survived by her daughter, Deborah L. Woodroof,...
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Dorothea E. Scherzinger

April 19, 1922 - May 31, 2017

Dorothea Scherzinger, 95, of Fort Wayne, passed away on May 31, 2017. Born on April 19, 1922, in Hamilton, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Antoinette (Janke) Huelsebusch. A member of St. John United Church of Christ, she was a graduate of Hamilton High School, in 1940, attended Butler County Community College and worked for Cincinnati Bell as an operator. She married her husband,...
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Clara Bernice Ringquist

December 22, 1916 - May 26, 2017

Clara Bernice, "Bea," Ringquist, 100, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017, at Parkview Memorial Hospital. Born on December, 22, 1916, in Woodford, Wisconsin, she was a daughter of the late Guy and Clara (Jackson) Poff. After graduating from Monroe High School, she worked as a telephone operator in Madison, Wisconsin, and in 1941 married Russell Ringquist. Together they lived in...
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Marvin H. Grudin

November 20, 1940 - May 25, 2017

Marvin H. Grudin, 76, of Fort Wayne, passed away on May 25, 2017. Born on November 20, 1940, in Brooklyn New York, he was a son of the late Milton and Bell Grudin. He is survived by his son, Donald Grudin; brother, Jeff (Melissa) Grudin; sister, Andrea (Felix) Kozodoy; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.Memorial service will be 1:30pm, Friday, June 2, at Hockemeyer & Miller...
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Donald E. Talbert

September 4, 1948 - May 22, 2017

Donald E. Talbert, 68, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born September 4, 1948 in Anderson, he was a son of the late Benjamin F. and Betty J. (Ellis) Talbert. Donald was a CPA with Deloitte Haskins and Sells along with Krouse, Kern & Co. for over 15 years combined. He was an activities director for various nursing homes in Fort Wayne...
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D. Elizabeth VanHorn

October 17, 1913 - May 22, 2017

D. Elizabeth VanHorn, 103, of Fort Wayne, passed away on May 22, 2017. Born on October 17, 1913, in Nashville, Michigan, she was a daughter of the late LeRoy and Mae Alice Smith; and was a member of Robinson Chapel United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne, the United Methodist Women; she was also the first woman certified as a lay speaker in the United Methodist Church in Indiana. Elizabeth...
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Robert Brantley Norton

March 6, 1934 - May 21, 2017

Robert B. Norton Sr., 83, of Grabill, passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Born on March, 6, 1934 in Hartford City, he was a son of the late Arthur and Rosylean (Gunckel) Norton. Bob honorably served on active duty in the U.S. Navy earning his certificate as a pipefitter. He was married to Liz Norton on March 17, 1958 until her death in Feb. 2006. He coached Leo's Little League Baseball for many...
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Seven Karmyl Proctor

February 19, 2008 - May 20, 2017

Seven Karmyl Proctor, 9, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017, after a long and valiant fight with Cerebral Palsy. Memorial calling will be held from 2 to 4pm, Wednesday, May 24, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St Joe Road, Fort Wayne. Memorial donations may be given to the family c/o Stacy Proctor.
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Sheriland E. Smith

June 17, 1944 - May 13, 2017

Sheriland "Sherry" Eileen (Kammer) Smith, 72, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Born on June 17, 1944, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Roland and Alberta (Lipp) Kammer. She was an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, where she served as the church secretary for many years, retiring in 2010. Before serving St. Paul's, she was the office...
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Dorothy Eleanor Carr

December 12, 1927 - May 11, 2017

Eleanor (Wohlert) Carr of Douglassville, PA and formerly of Fort Wayne, IN, died on May 11, 2017. She was born in Detroit, Michigan, December 12, 1927. Eleanor was a graduate of Denby High School in Detroit and of the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois where she majored in Bible and minored in Music. She was frequently a church pianist and often a Sunday School teacher. She was a loving...
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Alice Selina Laub

April 1, 1916 - May 9, 2017

Alice S. Laub, 101, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Heritage Park Commons. Born on April 1, 1916 in Fulton County, she was a daughter of the late John and Ola (Zuck) Martin. A graduate of Kewanna High School, she was a wonderful homemaker and member of Grabill Missionary church for over 50 years. An avid sewer and gardener, she also enjoyed spending time with her family. She...
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