Our Obituaries

Mary M. Hout

February 25, 1928 - March 18, 2017

Mary M. Hout, 89, of Fort Wayne, passed away on March 18, 2017. Born on February 25, 1928, in Rockford, Ohio, she was a daughter of late Harry and Ethel Templar. She is survived by her children, Marty Olson, Jean Talley, David Hout, Karen (Paul) Anglin, Larry (Joyce) Hout, Carol (Carlos) Matias and James (Jennifer) Hout; 19 grandchildren and dozens of great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in...
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Carolyn Jo Johnson

March 19, 1943 - March 17, 2017

Carolyn Jo Johnson, 73, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, March, 17, 2017 at home. Born in Bluffton, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Virginia (Inskeep) Lieurance. A woman of strong faith, she loved the Lord, her family, and her pets. She was an independent woman and free spirit who enjoyed gardening, nature, and the simple things in life. She is survived by her children, Angela ...
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Eva M. Bates

April 19, 1948 - March 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, IN.
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Rhonda Diane Pugh

October 6, 1971 - March 9, 2017

Rhonda D. Pugh, 45, of Waterloo, passed away on March 9, 2017. Born on October 6, 1971, in Woodburn, she was a daughter of the late Ronald C. Hanefeld and Joyce D. (Hunter) Amweg. She is survived by her husband, John Pugh; children, Zach Hanefeld, Tyler Hanefeld and Megen Pugh; grandsons, Cameron and Dante; siblings, Ron, Jill and Dustin. She was also preceded in death by her son Jason;...
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Geraldine L. Burns

October 23, 1930 - March 9, 2017

Geraldine L. "Geri" Burns, 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away on March 9, 2017. Born on October 23, 1930, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Elmer R. and Audra O. (nee Counterman) Moss and a member of Countryside Church of Christ, Grabill. She is survived by her children, Susan (Martin) Krause, Debra Duda, Richard (Melissa) Burns and Teri (Jamie) Boyden; five grandchildren, 12 great...
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Mary Margaret Dye

April 26, 1931 - March 5, 2017

Mary Margaret Morris Dye (Haugen, San Pietro), 85, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on March 4, 2017. Mary was born in Huntington, IN on April 26, 1931. She was lovingly raised by Ronald and Mary Katherine Hegel along with her "sisters" Lynn Clabaugh and Vicki Cart. Mary worked as a part-time professor teaching medical terminology at Ivy Tech Community College and IPFW. She also worked at Parkview...
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Robert J. Liechty

March 13, 1921 - March 5, 2017

Robert J Liechty, 95, of Grabill, passed away on Sunday March 5, 2017, at his home. Born on Sunday, March 13, 1921, in Allen County, he was a son of the late, Jonas and Addie (Nichols) Liechty. He married Helen Kehr, April 1943 who died July 1993.He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Ruth (Kehr) Liechty; children, Naomi (Jim) Johnson, Kenneth (Marvina), Jeanne (Ron) Vance, Jay (Ann), Harold ...
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Sharon M. Doyle

July 24, 1972 - March 3, 2017

Sharon M. Doyle, 44, of Fort Wayne, passed away on March 3, 2017. Born on July 24, 1972, in Flint, Michigan. She is survived by her mother, Kay Andis; daughters, Chelsea Doyle, Brittany Ringley and Vanessa Doyle; grandson, Braiden Ringley; siblings, Shelia Peterson, Jimmy Peterson, Melinda (Chuck) Trowsse, Carolyn (Chris) LaBerge and Susan (Matt) Woodbury; grandmother, Geraldine Cox; special...
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John M. Conway

February 9, 1926 - March 3, 2017

John M. Conway, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, March, 3, 2017 at Presence Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. Born in Orlando, Fla., he was a son of the late Clarence and Frances (Stephenson) Conway. John was a veteran of WWII, proudly having served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946 and graduated from the University of Florida in 1950. On April 11, 1953 he married his wife of 60 years, the late...
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Daniel Matthew Baliles

March 28, 1968 - March 2, 2017

Daniel M. Baliles, 48, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, he was a son of Norma J. (Secrist) Batchelder and the late Daniel L. Baliles. Daniel was a graduate of Carroll High School and a volunteer at Lutheran Hospital. A sports fanatic, he was a fan of Notre Dame, the Colts, and the Cubs. He is also survived by his step-father, Jerome Batchelder, his sister...
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Kenneth A. Hill

June 13, 1953 - February 26, 2017

Kenneth A. Hill, 63, of Kendallville, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at home with his family by his side. Born on June 13, 1953 in Fort Wayne, he was a son of Lois (Amstutz) Hill and the late Ralph Hill. Kenneth retired from Kendallville Manor and previously employed by Hill Plumbing and Heating. He was Past Master of the Leo Masonic Lodge #224 and an Eagle Scout. He loved spending time...
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Dolores E. Kruse

December 19, 1929 - February 25, 2017

Dolores E. Kruse, 87, died Saturday Feb. 25, 2017 at Miller's Merry Manor in Garrett IN. She was born December 19, 1929 in Fort Wayne. As a member of First Assembly of God Church, she was a woman of faith and loved the Bible. Survivors include nieces Janet Spinner, Gwen Butler, Cheryl West and nephews Keith Kruse, Thomas Kruse, and John (Jack) Kruse. She was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Raymond F. Pasche

February 25, 1930 - February 22, 2017

Raymond F. Pasche, 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away on February 22, 2017. Born on February 25, 1930, in Pasco, Washington, he was a son of the late Paul and Christine Pasche. He retired as Media Director at Concordia Lutheran High School after 29 years of service. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lois E. Pasche; children, Daniel ...
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Lewis Richard Deputy

April 11, 1934 - February 21, 2017

Lewis Richard "Dick" Deputy (82) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Ashton Creek Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born April 11, 1934 in Crothersville, IN and was the son of the late Marietta and Ferris Deputy. After graduating from Crothersville High School, Dick attended Franklin College where he received his bachelor's degree in Education. While there, he was a...
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Melvin W. Bradtmiller

May 2, 1932 - February 19, 2017

Melvin W. Bradtmiller, 84, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at North Woods Village, of Fort Wayne. He was the son of the late Wilbert and Luella Bradtmiller, of New Haven, and husband of two wonderful ladies, Leona Schmidt, and later in life Dorothy Schorey, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a US Army veteran and worked at International Harvester for 30 years...
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Sharon Elaine Pyle

August 1, 1941 - February 19, 2017

Sharon Elaine Pyle, 75, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Coventry Meadows. Born on August 1, 1941 in Portland, Ind., she was a daughter of the late Floyd and Catherine (Rockwell) Brinkerhoff. On September 15, 1960, she married her husband of 31 years, the late Jerry J. Pyle. She was employed with Tri-State Instrument Service for over 15 years, from which she retired. She...
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Paul H. Stein

February 24, 1924 - February 16, 2017

Paul H. Stein, 92, of Fort Wayne, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday February 16, 2017 at Woodview Assisted Living, Fort Wayne. Born on February 24, 1924, in Ravenna, Nebraska, he was a son of the late Herman and Ida (Ruff) Stein. He was a graduate of Purdue University in 1948. He was a longtime member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne; served as elder and on...
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ArParris Thomas Johnson

February 15, 2017 - February 15, 2017

Ar'Monie La'Parris Thomas Johnson, infant son of Lawan Hall and Leondra Johnson, passed away on February 15, 2017. Funeral service will be 11am, Friday, March 3, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior to service.
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Gertrude L. Smock

June 16, 1925 - February 14, 2017

Gertrude L. Smock, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Park Place Senior Living. Born on June 16, 1925 in Shenandoah, Penn., she was a daughter of the late Anthony Nielubowicz and Veronica (Petrosky) Wolfe. On November 28, 1942, she married her husband of 49 years, the late Robert Smock. She was employed with Fort Wayne Community Schools for over 30 years from which...
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Daniel A. Johnston

September 1, 1941 - February 13, 2017

Daniel A. Johnston, 75, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017 at Parkview Memorial Hospital. Born on September 1, 1941 in New Haven, he was a son of the late Glenn and Louise (Nahrwald) Johnston. Daniel was employed with Allen County Motors for many years and also held other various positions at other used car lots. An avid Komet hockey fan, Daniel never knew a stranger and...
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Martin Ludwig Horn

February 6, 1952 - February 7, 2017

Martin L. Horn, 65, of Fort Wayne, passed away on February 7, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, raised in the Chicago suburb of Deerfield, Marty Horn was an Eagle Scout then spent 20 years in the Army as a Military Policeman. After retiring in 1993, he got into internet technologies. Together with his wife, they worked on the concept of Any Soldier, with their son, Sergeant Brian Horn, when he was in...
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Francis J. LaPlante

October 2, 1929 - February 7, 2017

Francis J. LaPlante Sr, 87, of Fort Wayne, passed away on February 7, 2017, at the Towne House Retirement Center, Fort Wayne. Born on October 2, 1929, in Toledo, Ohio, he was a son of the late Louis and Sarah LaPlante. A member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, he served his country and retired from the Navy after 20 years of service, later retiring from General Electric after...
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Dennis L. Griebel

February 16, 1948 - February 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, IN.
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Robert W. Murphy

November 23, 1927 - February 5, 2017

Robert W. Murphy, 89, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Heritage Park. Born on November 23, 1927 in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Frank and Dollie (Fisher) Murphy. Bob attended Valparaiso University, IU, and graduated with a Bachelor Degree from the University of St. Francis. He was employed as an Engineer with GE, Franklin Electric, and most recently with DANA,...
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Barry R. Hettinger

December 11, 1962 - February 3, 2017

Barry R. "HuckleBarry" Hettinger, 54, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017. Born on December 11, 1962 in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late William Jr. and Doris L. (Minton) Hettinger. He is survived by his son, Marcus of New Haven; daughter, Aleeonna of Fort Wayne; sister, Pamela Prugh of Fort Wayne; girlfriend, Tammy Deems of Fort Wayne; sisters-in-law, Kitty...
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Fred Clem Mathews

September 6, 1944 - February 2, 2017

Fred C. Mathews Jr., 72, of Fort Wayne, passed away on February 2, 2017 in Yuma, Arizona. Born on September 6, 1944, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Fred C. and Edna M. Mathews Sr. He proudly served his country in the Air Force. Fred was an entrepreneur and was involved in many businesses, the latest of which was Aristoline Cabinets. He retired in 2000, and spent his winters in Yuma,...
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Inez J. Brownfield

January 24, 1947 - January 24, 2017

On her 70th birthday, Inez Brownfield was set free from her unresponsive body and went to a happier place. In her final days, Inez was tended by her husband of 49 years, Michael, and the caring personnel from Heartland Hospice and passed away in the early morning of January 24th, 2017 at home. Inez Jane Hardesty was born in Beech Grove, Indiana in 1947, attended Beech Grove High School and went...
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Jennifer Lyn Davidson

November 11, 1979 - January 22, 2017

Jennifer Lyn DavidsonLoving mother, daughter, sister, aunt; 37 LITTLETON -- Jennifer Lyn Davidson, 37, of Littleton, MA, died on Sunday, January 22, 2017, in Fort Wayne, IN. She was the loving daughter of John and Janet (Boyson) Davidson of Littleton. She is survived by her 2 children, Taylor (13) and Colin (8) Donaghy; sister, Erin Bolton, her husband, Tom Bolton and their son, Declan Bolton, of...
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Steven K. Altekruse

October 30, 1955 - January 22, 2017

Steven K. Altekruse, 61, of Fort Wayne, passed away on January 22, 2017. Born on October 30, 1955, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Budd and Joan Altekruse. He enjoyed reading, music and singing karaoke with his friends. He is survived by his siblings, Susan (Kim) Spielman and John (Karen) Altekruse; and several nieces and nephews.Memorial calling will be held from 5 to 8pm, Friday,...
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Barrett Michael Mossbarger

May 30, 2015 - January 22, 2017

Barrett Michael Mossbarger, 20 months, earned his angel wings on January 22, 2017 peacefully at home in his loving father's arms surrounded by family. Born on May 30, 2015, in Ft. Wayne, though Barrett's time here on earth was far too short and bittersweet he will stay in our hearts forever. He will be remembered for his sparkling blues, winning smile and his contagious laugh. Barrett will be...
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Thomas Edward Gauger

November 18, 1951 - January 21, 2017

Thomas E. Gauger, 65, of Grabill, passed away on January 21, 2017, at his home. Born on November 18, 1951, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, he was the son of the late Marvin E. and Ila Mae G. Gauger. He retired from General Motors in 2008 after more than 32 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Debra Prokop; daughter, Bobbi (Aric Krayer) Gauger; step-daughters, Deena (Mike Conner) Martin and Alexa ...
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Ned C. Schaeffer

December 23, 1915 - January 20, 2017

Ned C. Schaeffer, 101, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 20, 2017at the Towne House Retirement Center. Born December 23, 1915 in Fremont, Ind., he was a son of the late Lewis and Mazie (Mountz) Schaeffer. Ned was a graduate of Fremont High School and the Founder of Midwest Tile and Concrete Products, Inc. He is survived by his daughter, Jane (Terry) Hamlin of Sarasota, Fla....
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Rick Ray Silkworth

January 7, 1950 - January 20, 2017

Rick Silkworth, 67, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 20, 2017 after prolonged illness surrounded by family. Born January 7, 1950 in Chicago, he was a son of the late Fred and Anita (Hood) Silkworth. Rick proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, where he earned several medals and served with distinction. He was an avid collector and a passionate fan of Hockey...
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Peggy Susan Fuhrmann

December 25, 1953 - January 19, 2017

Peggy S. Fuhrmann, 63, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 19, 2017. Born December 25, 1953 in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Phyllis (Bobay) Ackels. She was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church for over 40 years. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Jerry Fuhrmann of Fort Wayne; daughters, Heidi Reichard of Fort Wayne and Abbey (Chad) Davis...
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Joseph L. Emmerson

July 10, 1943 - January 16, 2017

Joseph L. Emmerson, 73, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017 at Heritage Park. He was born on July, 10, 1943 in Fort Wayne. A graduate of North Side High School, Joseph also attended College of the Sequoias, Hanover College, and graduated from International Business College where he earned an Associate Degree in Accounting. Since 1982, he was employed with Menu Meats, M & L...
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Norman O. Hesterman

March 25, 1928 - January 15, 2017

Norman O. Hesterman of Fort Wayne passed away peacefully into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ early Sunday morning, Jan. 15 at The Heritage of Fort Wayne after a 2-year battle with ALS. Born March 25, 1928 in Ridgeville Corners, OH as the eldest child of Ernest and Marie Hesterman, Norm graduated from Ridgeville HS and attended Bowling Green University. After serving in the U.S....
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Larry Carter Brockman

November 12, 1969 - January 14, 2017

Larry C. Brockman II, 47, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at his home. Born on November, 12, 1969 in Fort Wayne, he was a son of Susan (Stier) Brockman and the late Larry C. Brockman Sr. Larry graduated from Northrop High School and was a concrete finisher with Malott Contracting, Inc. for over 7 years. He enjoyed muscle cars, mechanics, and music. The life of the party,...
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Randell M. Herstad

August 24, 1966 - January 13, 2017

Randell "Randy" M. Herstad, 50, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017. Born on August, 24, 1966 in Fort Wayne, he was a son of Judith (Daugherty) Herstad and the late James Herstad Sr. Randy was a graduate of Wayne High School and a carpet layer for many years. A wonderful caregiver to others, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and cooking. He is also survived by his sisters, Roxanne...
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George Ernest England

October 6, 1924 - January 10, 2017

George E. England, 92, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2017, to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Born on October 6, 1924, in Bluffton, he was a son of the late George M. and Laulah D. England. He attended Grabill Missionary Church, he worked for many years at GE, Bowmar and then retiring from Trinity Lighting. He proudly served his country in the Army, during WWII,...
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Marvin L. Rastl

March 14, 1924 - January 9, 2017

Rev. Marvin L. Rastl, 92, of Fort Wayne, entered eternal life on January 9, 2017, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home. Born on March 14, 1924, in Birnamwood, Wisconsin, he was a son of the late John and Hulda Rastl. A member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, he retired from full time ministry in 1989 after more than 45 years with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, serving churches in North...
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William J. Linnemeier

March 3, 1931 - December 31, 2016

William J. Linnemeier, 85, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully at his home on December 31, 2016. Born on March 3, 1931, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late, Carl and Mildred Linnemeier. He received a Bachelor's degree from Valparaiso University in Accounting, later earning a Master's in Business Administration from Indiana University. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fort...
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Byron Lamont Kennedy

August 5, 1938 - December 29, 2016

Byron Lamont Kennedy, 78, of Fort Wayne died in peace on Thursday December 29, 2016. He was born to the late Harold and Doris Kennedy on August 5, 1938 in Fort Wayne. He worked for GE for over 30 years retiring in 1996. Byron also served in the Air National Guard out of Fort Wayne and served in France in 1962. He is survived by his wife Irene Kennedy; son Kevin (Denise) Kennedy; daughters Cindy ...
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Theodore James Busch

October 9, 1954 - December 27, 2016

Theodore (Ted) James Busch, 62, passed away on December 27. He was born in Eugene, Oregon, the son of the late Reverend E. D. Busch and Marie Busch. The family moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1960, when Ted's father became pastor at St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Ted graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School and later earned an accounting degree from IPFW. Ted spent his career working for...
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Joe Flores

March 19, 1946 - December 27, 2016

Joe Flores, 70, of Fort Wayne, passed away on December 27, 2016. Born on March 19, 1946, in Paulding, Ohio, he was a son of the late Guadalupe and Petra Flores. He retired from BAE Systems in 2011 after several years of service and was a DJ for more than 32 years.He is survived by his wife of over 51 years, Della; son, Bryan Flores; grandson, Zachary Flores; siblings, Lola, Lucy, Gracie, Sue,...
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Helen L. Cordes

October 17, 1928 - December 25, 2016

Helen L. Cordes, 88, of Fort Wayne, passed away on December 25, 2016. Born on October 17, 1928, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Alma Koenig, and a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. Helen was an avid supporter of Concordia Lutheran High School, she loved sewing, gardening, cooking and was an amazing grandmother.She is survived by her children, Luther A. ...
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Donna L. Stier

October 16, 1935 - December 25, 2016

Donna L. Stier, 81, of New Haven, passed away on December 25, 2016. Born on October 16, 1935, in Rome City, she was a daughter of the late Monard and Noreen Vance; and a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven. She is survived by her daughters, Denice (Dean) Bender, Jacquelyn (Robert) Knapp and Cynthia (Dave) Hakes; Sons, Russell (Amy) Stier, Ronald Stier, Brian (Maureen) Stier...
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Rita R. Kiefer

April 12, 1929 - December 25, 2016

Rita R. Kiefer, 87, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, December 25, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born on April 12, 1929 in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Ruth Leis. Rita was a homemaker and member of Trinity Lutheran Church for many years. An avid reader, she also enjoyed jigsaw-puzzles, cross-stitching and eating at McDonalds. She is survived by her...
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Irwin Plank

November 13, 1926 - December 20, 2016

Irwin Plank, 90, of Fort Wayne and formerly of Harlan, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Born on November 13, 1926 in Howard County, Ind., he was a son of the late George and Fanny (Hershberger) Plank. Irwin was a mechanical contractor for Irwin's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning for over 25 years, from which he retired. He prepared taxes on a part-time basis and was also a member...
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Bernice K. Rodenbeck

October 19, 1925 - December 16, 2016

Bernice K. Rodenbeck, 91, of Fort Wayne, went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 16, 2016. Born on October 19, 1925, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late William F. and Matilda Kramer; she was a graduate of North Side High School and Valparaiso University. She was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, where she was active in many aspects of the church...
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Theodore G. Trudel

June 21, 1936 - December 14, 2016

Theodore G. "Ted" Trudel, 80, of Leo, passed away on December 14, 2016. Born on June 21, 1936, in Tedroe, Ohio, he was the son of the late Elmer and Alice Trudel. Ted was a member of Pathway Christian Church, Harlan, served as a lay minister for many years. After retirement Ted worked as a funeral attendant at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home for the past 8 years, assisting at callings and...
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Warren J. McGahey

December 4, 1929 - December 12, 2016

Warren J. McGahey, 87, died December 12, 2016 at home. Born December 4, 1929 in Charleston, WV he moved to Fort Wayne when he was a child. He graduated from North Side High School and Ball State University. He served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his son, Michael (Linda) McGahey, daughter Janet (Mick) Trahin, sister Ruth Miller, Garfield, OH, 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 8...
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Jackson Brown

September 17, 1958 - December 12, 2016

Jackson Brown, 58, of Fort Wayne, passed away on December 12, 2016. Born on September 17, 1958, in Burma. He is survived by his family and friends at Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana and Woodview Nursing Home.Funeral service will be 3pm Thursday December 15, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne, with calling a half hour prior to service. Burial will be...
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Vernon J. Adams

July 7, 1923 - December 11, 2016

Vernon J. Adams, 93, of Fort Wayne, passed into the presence of his Lord on December 11, 2016. He was a member and past Treasurer of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. He served in the Army Air Corp for 3 ½ years during WWII as a pilot in Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. He volunteered as a Board Member and Treasurer for many years of Lutheran Homes. He was a CPA and was employed for over 30 years...
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Erlene Catherine Jackson

February 7, 1927 - December 10, 2016

Erlene Catherine Jackson, 89, of Leo, went into God's arms on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Born February 7, 1927, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Irene (Allmon) Chamberlain. Erlene was a homemaker and was also employed with Smith Field Airport as a secretary for many years. She enjoyed eating out at different restaurants, fishing, and traveling. She survived by the love...
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Codi McCann

July 26, 1994 - December 6, 2016

Codi Alan McCann, 22, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Born on July 26, 1994 in Fort Wayne, he was a graduate of Northrop High School, class of 2012, and after graduation he attended Ivy Tech College, Culinary Arts Program, Fort Wayne. Codi was most recently employed with UPS and loved playing basketball. A good-hearted and funny guy, Codi was always willing to help people...
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Joseph I. Thomas

March 18, 1951 - December 5, 2016

Joseph Irvin Thomas, 65, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2016 at home. Born March 18, 1951, in Indianapolis, Ind., he was the son of the late Buddie G. and Helen (Ortlieb) Thomas. Joe graduated from Roncalli High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps for nearly three years during the Vietnam War. He was employed with Dana for over 30 years, from which he retired, and was a...
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Nu Thi Lam

October 26, 1951 - December 4, 2016

Nu Thi Lam, 65, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Canterbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born October 26, 1951 in Vinh Long, Vietnam, she was a daughter of the late Hai Lam and Hai Nguyen, who survives. Nu attended St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Thach Ho of Fort Wayne; daughter, Anna Ho of Fort Wayne; grandson, Robert O....
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Carolyn J. Myers

March 20, 1932 - December 3, 2016

Carolyn J. Myers, 84, of Fort Wayne, passed away on December 3, 2016. Born on March 20, 1932, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Dr. Philip and Genevieve Titus. A member of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, she served as the parish secretary for over 25 years, before she retired. Carolyn loved her family above all else, and will be greatly missed. She is survived by...
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Robert E. Eash

May 8, 1927 - November 24, 2016

Robert E. Eash, 89, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at home with his family by his side. Born May, 8, 1927 in Elkhart, Indiana, he was a son of the late Daniel B. and F. Hazel (Young) Eash. Bob proudly served in the U.S. Army in which he served in Germany for nearly two years. Upon returning from Germany, he attended Indiana Central College. He was married to the love of...
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Violet Vay Meyers

November 8, 2016 - November 20, 2016

Violet Vay Meyers, 12 days old, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Riley Children's Hospital, Indianapolis. Born November 8, 2016, in Fort Wayne, she was the infant daughter of Jon Stetler and Kristin Meyers, both of Fort Wayne. She is also survived by her half-sister, Delilah Stetler; aunts, Lauren (Sean) McCrory of Fort Wayne and Macy Morrison of Auburn; uncle, Justin Stetler of...
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Billie Jean Werdehoff

November 12, 1943 - November 20, 2016

Billie Jean Werdehoff, 73, of Harlan, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2016. Born November 12, 1943 in Texarkana, Texas, she was a daughter of the late David Dycus and Marie Stephens. She was a wonderful homemaker, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Charles Werdehoff; children, Charles Werdehoff, William Werdehoff, Elizabeth Sorg and Christina Hughes...
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Judith Ann Whaley

September 18, 1967 - November 18, 2016

Judith Ann Whaley, 49, of Fort Wayne, went home on November 18, 2016. Born on September 18, 1967, she was a daughter of the late Elam and Mary Jo Kinslow. She worked as an assistant manager for Wal-Mart for more than 15 years where she enjoyed working and laughing with her Co-workers and customers. Judie's true love and passion was her Family, she was her happiness sharing her time with her 3...
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Virginia Ann Dormans

August 29, 1927 - November 18, 2016

Virginia Ann Dormans went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, November 18th at 2:35am. She was 89 years old when she succumbed to damages that were caused by a massive stroke. Virginia was born on August 29, 1927, the only child of William Barksdale Statham and Llewellyn (Marshall) Statham of Jackson, Mississippi. Virginia met her husband-to-be, Paul M. Dormans, while he was training in...
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Patricia A. Black

April 18, 1930 - November 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, IN.
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Sandra Kay Madden

May 26, 1958 - November 16, 2016

Sandra K. Madden, 58, of Fort Wayne, went to her eternal home on November 16, 2016. She was born on May 26, 1958. She was generous and kind, making friends easily and was always eager to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Sandra met the challenges of life with tenacity. She loved animals, and was an advocate for the feral cat community where ever she lived. She was a daughter of the late...
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Roberta Restrepo

July 24, 1959 - November 14, 2016

ROBERTA "BOBBIE" (RAMMEL) RESTREPO, 57, died unexpectedly on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. "Bird" was born in Fort Wayne, but grew up in Carmel Valley, Calif., graduating in 1977 from Carmel High School. After marrying, she moved to Colombia, South America, where she had her first son, Shawn. The family then moved to Astoria, Queens, N.Y., where twins Adam and Omar were born a year...
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Ruth Louise Deimling

June 6, 1927 - November 9, 2016

RUTH LOUISE DEIMLING, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Born June 6, 1927, in Warren, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Martha (Ziwitz) Scheig. She graduated from Rushcreek Memorial High School in Bremen and attended Valparaiso University, Ind. She married the love of her life, Carl at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Napoleon on June 11, 1949. Ruth loved to...
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Ralph C. Karbach

July 31, 1953 - November 9, 2016

Ralph C. Karbach Jr, 63, of Fort Wayne, passed away on November 9, 2016. Born on July 31, 1953, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Ralph C. Karbach Sr, and Mary (Henderson) Karbach, who survives. He is also survived by his children, Angie (Ethan) Fisher, Noah Karbach and Tessa Karbach; brothers, Brad Karbach and Greg (Gina) Karbach; and five grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by...
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Phyllis Joy Diver

January 18, 1927 - November 8, 2016

Phyllis Joy Diver, 89, of Fort Wayne, was welcomed into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at Golden Years Homestead. Born January 18, 1927 in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late John and Charlotte (Maxwell) Doswell. Phyllis was employed with GE from 1950 to 1955. In 1955, she and her husband began a family and she was a wonderful homemaker for many...
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Anne Wilhelmina Wyss

May 21, 1923 - November 5, 2016

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Anne W. Wyss

May 21, 1923 - November 5, 2016

Anne passed away on November 5, 2016 in Birmingham Alabama at age 93. She was born on May 21, 1923 to Eugene Winicker and Christina Luhman Winicker at their home in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. She told the story of being born on laundry day and her aunts emptying the laundry basket to make a bed for her. Anne had 2 older brothers, Robert (Bob) and Eugene (Bud). Their father died when she was five, and...
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Michelle Ann Amstutz

February 1, 1962 - November 1, 2016

Michelle A. Amstutz, 54, of Fort Wayne, went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 1, 2016, All Saints Day. Born on February 1, 1962, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late, David Miller, and surviving Maria (Don) Reigies, mother-in-law, LaVerne Amstutz. A member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Parish, Ft. Wayne, she was the Vice President of the family business, JMA Mechanical, and a...
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Dorothy H. Boknecht

July 28, 1928 - November 1, 2016

Dorothy H. Boknecht, 88, of Fort Wayne, passed away on November 1, 2016, at the Towne House. Born on July 28, 1928, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Genevieve Young; and a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Fort Wayne. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Edwin F. Boknecht; along with several nieces, nephews and friends. She was also preceded in death...
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Theresa Walls Jackson

July 23, 1920 - October 31, 2016

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John E. Boone

March 24, 1916 - October 31, 2016

John E. Boone, 100, of Fort Wayne, Went to be with his Lord and Savior, Monday October 31, 2016. Born on March 24, 1916, in Galveston, Texas, he was the son of the late, John B. and Edna E. Boone. He was a member of Brookside Church, Fort Wayne; he proudly served his country in the US Army Air Corp. He worked for and retired from Clay Equipment, he then became a piano tuner and repairman until...
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Rachel M. Ross

March 30, 1925 - October 30, 2016

Rachel (Reddin) Ross, 91, of Fort Wayne, died on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Golden Years Homestead. Born March 30, 1925 in Allen County, she was a daughter of the late Harrison and Lillian (Milligan) Reddin. She graduated in 1943 from East Union Center High School and attended Cincinnati Bible Seminary (Cincinnati Christian University). She was employed with Mutual Security Life Ins. Co. ...
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Joanne A. Juergens

January 28, 1929 - October 25, 2016

JOANNE AHLFORS JUERGENS, 87, of Fort Wayne, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, surrounded by her loving children. Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Eric Gustav and Helen Ruth (Wagoner) Ahlfors. She graduated from DeVilbiss High School and Toledo University. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, and participated in many sports including...
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Joan Catherine Fisher

March 6, 1939 - October 24, 2016

Joan C. Fisher 77, of Fort Wayne passed away peacefully October 24, 2016 at her home after a courageous battle with leukemia. She was born in Delphos, Ohio March 6, 1939. She was the daughter of Herman T. and Theresia (Allemeier) Dienstberger. She was a graduate of Delphos Jefferson High School. Joan was co-owner of Dave's Music Den for 30 years and a church organist for over 60 years. She...
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Kenneth W. Keipper

June 16, 1925 - October 15, 2016

Kenneth Ward Keipper, 91, of Fort Wayne, went home to Jesus on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at St. Anne Home & Retirement Community. Born June 16, 1925 in Van Wert, Ohio, he was a son of the late Floyd and Lillian (Dewitt) Keipper. A graduate of Northside High School, Kenneth was a part of the Civil Defense and was placed on top of the Lincoln Tower to look for enemy aircraft during WWII. He...
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Alberta Jean Ridgley

August 31, 1927 - October 11, 2016

Alberta "Jean" Ridgley, 89, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Ashton Creek Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born August 31, 1927 in Hamden, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Shoemaker and Bessie (Smith) Shoemaker Wilkerson. Jean was a wonderful homemaker and a member of Trinity Church of the Nazarene for the past 23 years. A strong and independent woman, she...
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Kade Xavier Blake

October 7, 2016 - October 7, 2016

Kade Xavier Blake, infant son of Ashley M. Branning and Zachary R. Blake; and brother of Connor Branning, passed away on Friday, October 7, 2016. He is also survived by his grandparents, Sherry (Jonathan) Malcolm, Larry Branning, April (Billy) Vanalstine and Jodi Wyatt-Blake; aunts and uncles, Sheila Branning, Zachary Malcolm, James Malcolm, Paige (Matthew) Kennedy, Kyle (Catherine) Blake, Storm...
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Bettie R. Wright

August 2, 1924 - October 7, 2016

Bettie Roberta Wright, 92, of Fort Wayne, passed away on October 7, 2016. Born on August 2, 1924, in Glendale, California, she was a daughter of the late Howard G. and Vera Worthman; Bettie and her late husband, Lawrence, were charter members of North Park Community Church, Fort Wayne, she was also a member of the Pro-To Home Economics Club.She is survived by her children, Sheldon L. Wright and...
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Monica Christine Reinig

August 5, 1933 - October 4, 2016

Monica Christine Reinig, 83, of Spencerville, passed away on October 4, 2016, at 4:10am, at The Cedars, Leo, surrounded by her family. Born on August 5, 1933, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Bernard and Ivon Kell. A proud member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Fort Wayne; she graduated from Huntertown High School and worked at GTE, then retired from Indiana Auto Auction as a...
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Douglas Eugene Trim

March 14, 1964 - September 27, 2016

Douglas Eugene Trim, 52, of Churubusco, passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at his home. Born March 14, 1964 in Fort Wayne, he was the only son of Diane (Kinney) Smith of Fort Wayne and the late DeWayne Trim. Doug was a machinist and worked at Trelleborg Vibracoustic in Ligonier. He was a gentle, kind-hearted man who loved helping others. He enjoyed nature, animals and the simplicity of...
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Michael Thomas Johnson

March 21, 1926 - September 23, 2016

Michael Thomas Johnson Jr, 90, of Fort Wayne, died on September 23, 2016. Born on March 21, 1926, in Lima, Ohio; he was a son of the late Michael T. and Kathryn (nee Sealts) Johnson Sr. Mr. Johnson proudly served his country in the United States Air Force; he was a member of the American Legion Post #28 and the Knights of Columbus, in Key West, Florida and retired as a Manager of Manufacturing at...
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John F. Bierbaum

October 25, 1922 - September 18, 2016

John F. Bierbaum, 93, of Fort Wayne, passed away on September 18, 2016, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born on October 25, 1922, in Fort Wayne, He was a son of the late William H. and Mary M. (Weber) Bierbaum. He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Fort Wayne; a member of the Holy Name Society, a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus; He proudly served his country in the Army...
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Genevieve Barna

November 8, 1939 - September 11, 2016

Genevieve "Genny" Barna, 76, of Fort Wayne, passed away on September 11, 2016. Born on November 8, 1939, in Chicago, Illinois, she is survived by her friends and loved ones at Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana and Bethesda Lutheran Communities.Funeral service will be 12pm Friday September 16, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour...
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James Franklin Mullens

August 9, 1928 - September 9, 2016

James Franklin Mullens, 88, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, September 9, 2016 at his home with his family by his side. Born August 9, 1928 in Calvin, W.V., he was a son of the late Frank and Blanche (Hamrick) Mullens. James proudly served in the U.S. Army for two years during the Korean War Era in which he earned the Purple Heart. He was employed with BF Goodrich for over 34 years from...
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Bernard H. Alt

June 10, 1934 - September 6, 2016

Bernard Herman Alt - 82Funeral services and Catholic Mass for Bernard H. Alt, 82, a resident of Warren will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 17, 2016 at "Our Lady of Good Hope" Catholic Church, 7215 Saint Joe Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46835-1567. Burial will be at Catholic Cemetery Association Inc., Fort Wayne. The family will greet friends from 4:00 - 9:00 pm. on Friday, September 16 at...
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Michael Andrew LaFerriere-Baker

February 12, 2016 - September 5, 2016

Michael Andrew LaFerriere-Baker, infant son of Hellen LaFerriere and Timothy Baker, passed away on September 5, 2016. He is also survived by his siblings, Alexis, Logan, Ava and Steven. Funeral service will be 3pm, Friday, September 9, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne, with calling from 1 to 3pm, prior to service. Memorial donations may be given to the family.
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Linda Rae Taylor

May 25, 1951 - September 3, 2016

Linda Rae (Allen) Taylor met Heaven's Angels on Saturday, September 3, 2016. Born May 25, 1951 in Fort Wayne, IN. After graduating from Northside High School, Linda hired with NIPSCO where she retired nearly 43 later. Her friendships there were many. Linda and her late husband, Tom, were instrumental in establishing the Foundation Appaloosa Horse Registry (FAHR). Appaloosa Horses were their...
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Gene A. Helm

February 3, 1935 - September 2, 2016

Gene A. Helm, 81, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2016 at Heritage Park. Born February 3, 1935 in Convoy, Ohio, he was a son of the late Arthur Helm and Elizabeth (Green) Helm Forlow. Gene was an accountant for over 30 years with Carroll, Deal, & Winkler which was later acquired by Baden, Gage, & Schroeder; from which he retired. He was a member of St. James Lutheran...
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Ruth N. Lewis

September 23, 1931 - August 31, 2016

RUTH N. LEWIS, 84, was called home on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, Fort Wayne. Born on the family farm in Ridgeway, N.C. on Sept. 23, 1931, she attended Woman's College, UNC at Greensboro. In 1952, she and sister, Beth, traveled Europe visiting family - a trip fondly remembered. In 1955, she married Tom and moved to Indiana. Ruth was a loving mother and homemaker, later working at the family...
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Pya Laung

June 1, 1947 - August 31, 2016

Pya Laung, 69, of Fort Wayne, passed away on August 31, 2016. Born on June 1, 1947, in Paan Burma, he was a son of the late Bu Dee Dee and Daw Myat Lay. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, New Year; children, Eh Hser Moo, Paw Ku, Sha Wah, Ley Kler Htoo and Mudah Laung; sixteen grandchildren, one great-grandchild and five siblings.Funeral service will be 1pm, Tuesday September 6, at Hockemeyer...
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Stephen James Grime

July 17, 1929 - August 30, 2016

Stephen James "Jim" Grime, 87, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at his home with his family by his side. Born July 17, 1929 in Wauseon, Ohio, he was the son of the late William and Wilma (Weber) Grime. Jim proudly served in the Infantry and Military Police in the U.S. Army for three years. He worked in the tile business for over 60 years and retired as a self-employed tile...
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Harold Franklin Barkley

August 28, 1928 - August 30, 2016

Harold Franklin Barkley, 88, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born August 28, 1928 in Dixon, Ohio, he was the oldest son of the late Floyd and Gladys (Fensler) Barkley. Harold proudly served in the U.S. Army for two years during the Korean War Era. He worked in the Engineering Department at International Harvester for 35 years; from...
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Wanda M. Ramsey

January 15, 1934 - August 27, 2016

Wanda M. Ramsey, 82, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home. Born on January 15, 1934 in Naples, Texas, she was a daughter of the late Glynn and Frances (Pyle) Davis. She first worked as a surgical nurse for a California Urologist. She was married 32 years to the late Paul G. Ramsey and was founder/owner of Ramsey Real Estate and a Broker for...
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LeRoy Murphy

August 25, 1932 - August 27, 2016

LeRoy D. Murphy, 84, of Fort Wayne, went to be with his Lord, surrounded by his family. He was a 1952 Cromwell High School graduate. He married the love of his life, Lana Sharlene Murphy, in 1953. He served in the Army from 1953-1955, stationed in Toul, France. He was retired from International Harvester. LeRoy and Lana started their family in Noble County before relocating to Fort Wayne. LeRoy...
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Eric Victor ZBACNIK

July 9, 1924 - August 27, 2016

Eric Zbacnik, 92, of Fort Wayne was born to the late Valentine and Mary Zbacnik on July 9, 1924 in Cleveland Ohio. He was a laboratory assistant for the Aluminum Company of America and a communications sergeant in the WWII U.S. Army infantry. He earned a B.E.E. Degree from Fenn College (Now Cleveland State University) and became a design draftsman for the Reliance Electric and Engineering...
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David A. Matherly

July 20, 1955 - August 26, 2016

DAVID ALAN MATHERLY, 61, of Leo, Formerly of St. Joe, lost his battle with cancer on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. David retired from Sheet Metal Workers Local 20 after 37 years. He was a handyman extra ordinaire and an amazing inventor, but best known for his generous spirit and crazy antics. He will be missed so dearly by his wife of 22 years, Rose; daughter, Angela Hess; grandson, William Hardiek;...
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