Our Obituaries

Ruth Hulda Lillian Jordan

August 18, 1940 - April 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Klaehn, Fahl, Melton Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, IN.
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Mildred L. Franke

November 6, 1922 - April 14, 2017

Mildred (Keltsch) Franke, 94, of Fort Wayne passed away surrounded by her family on April 14, 2017. Mildred was born on November 6, 1922. She was the daughter of the late Carl and Ida Keltsch. Mildred was a longtime member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She worked at Fort Wayne Ice Delivery and Protective Electric. She married Robert "Bob" Franke and spent 69 years together. Mildred was a proud...
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Roberta Joann Mattax

April 28, 1930 - April 13, 2017

Roberta "Bobbie" Joann Mattax, 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away on April 13, 2017. Bobbie volunteered for the Genealogy Department at the Allen Co. Library, Carewear, Crochet Club/ Festival of Trees, Retired Seniors Volunteer Program, PTA, leader of Cub Scouts, Webelos, Brownies, and Girl Scouts. She retired after 28 years from Fort Wayne Community Schools. Bobbie was preceded in death by...
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Sam Stanford Hall

January 4, 1949 - April 8, 2017

SAM "TEX" HALL, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The summation of such an extravagant life is difficult in 300 or so words, but here goes Sam liked to work and when he wasn't working, he might have been doing something at work. He enjoyed the finer things in life like Miller High Life, a fine fifty-cent cigar, and braun-schweiger if he was really feeling...
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Michael Allen Stiffler

May 7, 1953 - April 6, 2017

Michael Allen Stiffler, 63, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away on April 6, 2017. He enjoyed gardening, golf, baseball and football. Michael was employed by his father's business, C.D. Stiffler Plastering and Drywalling of Fort Wayne. Michael was born in Fort Wayne, IN, on May 7, 1953, to Vera Patricia Stiffler and the late C.D. Stiffler.Along with his mother, Michael is survived by his wife of 36...
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Jonathon George Ember

June 13, 1945 - April 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Klaehn, Fahl, Melton Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, IN.
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Kelly Sue Anderson

March 2, 1975 - April 3, 2017

Kelly Sue Anderson, 42, of Huntington, passed away on April 3, 2017. Born on March 2, 1975, in Indianapolis; she was a 1994 graduate of New Haven High School. She was a resident and a member of the Pathfinders Services family in Huntington for over 22 years. She is survived by her father William (Diane) Anderson; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her...
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Alexandra Wisnioch

November 12, 1921 - March 29, 2017

Alexandra Wisnioch, 95, of Fort Wayne, passed away on March 29, 2017. She was born in the Ukraine on November 12, 1921. She was a homemaker all her life. Alexandra is survived by her children, Ann (David Sr.) Lynch, Lydia Sample, and Mike (Cheryl) Wisnioch; 6 grandchildren and 11 great-granchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Piotr Wisnioch, and her son, Joseph Wisnioch. Visitation...
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Robert E. DOELLING

December 6, 1927 - March 23, 2017

Robert E. "Bob" Doelling Sr., 89, of Fort Wayne, Ind. died Thursday, March 23, 2017. He was the son of the late Ernest H. and Anna B. Doelling. He graduated from North Side High School in 1946 and then attended Purdue Extension in Fort Wayne. He was a Korean War veteran, serving in the early stages of the war with the Third Infantry Division from 1950 through 1952. Returning from the...
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Barbara Jean Rysman

September 7, 1938 - March 23, 2017

Barbara Jean Rysman, 78, of Fort Wayne, died on Thursday March 23, 2017. She was born to the late Anthony and Cecilia Miskowski on September 7, 1938 in Duluth MN. She is survived by her loving husband Duane Rysman of 62 years; daughters Lorrie (Kerry) Cayot, Vicki (Phil) Fike and Valerie (Bill) Fairbanks; sons Alan Rysman and Eric Rysman; sister Janice Slaviero; 8 grandchildren and 6 great...
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Marceil V. Kimmel

May 27, 1945 - March 22, 2017

Marceil "Marsha" Kimmel, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home. Born May 25, 1945 in Lake Township, Allen County, Indiana, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence Fritz and Pearl (Ditmars) Fritz. She was lead operator in the machine shop at Wayne Combustion Systems for 45 years, retiring in 2016. She was a member of Moose Lodge 1700, New Haven...
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Edwin Richard Hall

March 27, 1926 - March 20, 2017

Edwin Richard Hall, 90, passed away peacefully at the Bethlehem Woods Nursing Home on March 20, 2017. He was born in Chicago IL. He graduated from Elmhurst High School and joined the Navy at 17 years. Serving in the Pacific area during W.W. ll. He was a Field-Superintendent and Estimating Engineer for over 50 years in the sheet metal trade. He was an avid golfer, made golf clubs for family...
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William Oswald Stamm

October 21, 1926 - March 19, 2017

William O. Stamm, 90, died Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Lakeland Nursing Home in Angola. He was born in Columbia City, and was theson of the late Rev. O.A. and Ottilie E. (Mannerow) Stamm. After graduating from Columbia City High School he enlisted in the U.S. Army and servedduring WWII. He then graduated from Eastman School of Music and went on to teach music in the Minneapolis, Minn., school...
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George Arthur Marquart

March 31, 1951 - March 18, 2017

George Arthur Marquart, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 345p.m. at Coventry Meadows. Born March 31, 1951 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was the son of the late Warren G. Marquart and Ruth E. Barnett. He was a construction carpenter working in the housing market. He was a member of the Valley 8 Ball Pool Leagues and past member of Southwest Conservation Club. Survivors include: daughter,...
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Laura A. Rundio

October 31, 1919 - March 18, 2017

Laura Adelle (Shedd) Rundio, 97, died on March 18, 2017, in Huntington, IN, surrounded by loved ones. Born in 1919 in Galesburg, MI, she graduated from Galesburg High School in 1937 and Western State Teachers College in Kalamazoo, MI, in June 1941. Mrs. Rundio went on to teach business classes at Oak Hill High School, Converse, IN, while partnering with her husband, Wesley Rundio, who owned...
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Adele Ann Strubel

June 17, 1940 - March 12, 2017

Adele Ann Strubel passed away March 12, 2017, in Fort Wayne, IN. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she grew up in Brooklyn and Centerport where she had a love of art and family. She met the love of her life, Edward, on the ice of the Mill Pond 54 years ago. After a short courtship they were married and moved to Florida. Having graduated from SUNY Buffalo with a degree in art education, she taught...
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Krishna A. Gupta

June 28, 1936 - March 12, 2017

Krishna Gupta, 80, of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017. Born in Dibai, India, she emigrated to the United States in 1968 to join her husband initially in Erie, PA, and then for the last 22 years in Ft. Wayne. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Bhagwati; her three children, Nilakshi, Nishi, and Samir; her brother, Rama Shankar; her sister, Indu; and her four...
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Mary Anna Martin Wyall

January 24, 1922 - March 9, 2017

MARY ANNA MARTIN "MARTY" WYALL, 95, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017, at home with her family after a battle with brain cancer. Born January 24, 1922, in Liberty, IN, Marty was a daughter of the late Reverend Sumner L. and Bernice (Smith) Martin. In 1939 Marty graduated from Shields High School, Seymour, IN, and in 1943 graduated from DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, with a...
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Edythe Marie Gordon

November 27, 1925 - March 5, 2017

EDYTHE M. GORDON, 91, of Florence, KY, formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Villaspring Long-term Care, Erlanger, Ky. Born In Kosciusko County, IN, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Grace Lentz. She retired from McKesson in Fort Wayne as a bookkeeper. She was a 67 year member of the Fort Wayne Chapter Order of the Eastern Star and served as Worthy Matron twice...
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Elizabeth M. Reuille

January 13, 1925 - March 5, 2017

Elizabeth M. "Betty" Reuille, 92, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Saint Anne Home. Born January 13, 1925, in Sandusky, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Earl and Ruth Riedy. She graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1942 and St. Joseph School of Nursing in 1945. She did post graduate studies in pediatrics at Children's Hospital in Washington D.C. In 1952,...
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Richard Eugene Beck

October 14, 1927 - February 28, 2017

Richard Eugene Beck Sr. of Fort Wayne died Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at the Hearth at Sycamore Village. He was the son of Gerald S. and Ruth (Wilson) Beck. He was born October 14, 1927, in Columbia City, IN.Richard was a retired sales manager at Anthony Motor Parts Corporation. He was a Lutheran Hospital volunteer for 15 years. He was a member of the Northridge Baptist Church. Richard proudly...
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Jeri Linn Zabolotney

March 25, 1954 - February 27, 2017

Jeri Linn Zabolotney, 62, passed away Monday Feb. 27, 2017. She was a graduate of the University of Alabama. She was a member of The Chapel, F.O.E. Riders Group and volunteered for CASA. She most enjoyed working with people and animals. She loved being a grandmother and spending time with family.Surviving are her daughter Kira (Vincent) Mckinley; step daughter Wendy (Stuart) Myers; grandchildren...
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Eugene F. Hoagburg

September 18, 1930 - February 19, 2017

Eugene F. Hoagburg, 86, passed away on Sunday evening, February 19, 2017. Born September 18, 1930, in Fort Wayne Indiana, Gene was the son of the late Gustav and Edith (Conahan) Hoagburg. After serving in the United States Army from 1951 - 1953, Gene continued his career in theater management, working at various local theaters including the Eastern, Paramount, Hillcrest Drive-In, the Clyde at...
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Vera M. Schmidt

May 27, 1922 - February 18, 2017

VERA MAXINE (SCHNEPP) SCHMIDT, 94, of Fort Wayne, died on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. Born May 27, 1922, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Adrian and Hermena Schnepp. She is survived by her sisters, Delores Ruby and Dottie Rohrbach; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Schmidt; sister, Betty Lorenz; and niece, Carole Klaehn. Funeral service is...
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Nora Jean Anderson

November 13, 1928 - February 18, 2017

NORA J. ANDERSON, 88, of Fort Wayne, went to her Lord on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Ossian Health & Rehabilitation Center. She graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1946 and Madonna College, Livonia, MI, in 1982. She was married to Vergil C. Anderson Jr. for 61 years; he preceded her in death on February 10, 2009. She was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church, retired from F.W.C.S...
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Oscar Quintero

April 18, 1922 - February 13, 2017

OSCAR QUINTERO SR., of Fort Wayne, passed away Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 at Woodview Manor Nursing Home. Born April 18, 1922 in Eagle Pass, Texas, he was the son of the late Matias and Maria Barrera Quintero. He was a mattress maker at Wolfe Corp. for 37 years. Survivors include four daughters, Carolina Vasquez of Fort Wayne, Maria (Raul) Soto, Elena York, Gracie (Doug) Matteson; son, Oscar Quintero...
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Mary Helen Burrow

July 9, 1919 - February 11, 2017

Helen Burrow passed away February 11, 2017 in Avon, IN. A graveside burial service is planned for March 9, 2017 at 2 PM at the Old Concordia Cemetery in Fort Wayne.Helen Burrow was born on July 9, 1919 to Theodore and Esther Mertz in Fort Wayne, IN. She graduated from Fort Wayne Central High School and worked at Lincoln Life prior to marrying Clarence Burrow April 15, 1944. They lived in various...
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Donald Eugene Monce

September 25, 1929 - February 10, 2017

DONALD E. MONCE, 87, of Fort Wayne, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 10, 2017. Born in Urbana, IN, he was a son of the late Rupert and Bonnie Monce. Don served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, receiving a Purple Heart medal. He was a manager for the Canteen Corp., retiring after 35 years of service. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church. He enjoyed...
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Angela Claire Rectanus

December 28, 1969 - February 7, 2017

Angela "Angie" C. (Steinacker) Rectanus, loving wife, mother, daughter, sister & friend. Angie passed away Tuesday Feb. 7, 2017 at age 47 in our Saviors arms. She always put others ahead of herself, making her one of God's special gifts to us all. She is survived by her loving husband, Michael and their three children, Amanda, Jonathon and Benjamin. At Angela's passing, she leaves behind...
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John G. Hornberger

April 1, 1922 - February 5, 2017

JOHN "JACK" G. HORNBERGER, 94, passed away Sunday Feb. 5, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, he graduated from South Side High School, attended Illinois Wesleyan University and married his college sweetheart, Jean, prior to being deployed overseas serving in the Army during World War II. After returning from the war, he played semi-pro baseball and was inducted into the Fort Wayne Baseball...
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Charles Edward Wyss

October 25, 1938 - February 2, 2017

Charles E. Wyss, 78, died Thursday February 2, 2017. He retired from Dana Corp in 1999.He enjoyed fishing and playing cards with his family and friends. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.He is survived by his wife, Veronica of 58 years; children Chris (Angela) Wyss, Laurie (Matt) Feipel, Ned (Vicki) Wyss, Tony (Barb) Wyss, Bryan (Jean) Wyss and Karla Saalfrank;...
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Mary Anna Brookhart

July 5, 1922 - January 24, 2017

Mary Anna (Johnson) Brookhart, 94, passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017. She was born in Adams County and a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne. She was a loving mother of four, grandmother of nine and great grandmother of 14. Mary was employed by K-Mart for 25 years, retiring in 1985 to Crooked Lake, where she enjoyed lake life, fishing, but most of all her family.Surviving are her children Jim ...
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Mary Horne RUSSELL

March 5, 1946 - January 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Klaehn, Fahl, Melton Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, IN.
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Arthur L. Voelker

July 9, 1924 - January 21, 2017

Arthur L. "Art" Voelker, 92, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Louis and Frieda Voelker. Art graduated from North Side High School class of 1942. He served two tours of duty in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Arthur worked for General Electric for 45 years retiring in 1987 and was a member of the GE Quarter Century...
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George Edgar OBERLIN

October 8, 1930 - January 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Klaehn, Fahl, Melton Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, IN.
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Mildred E. Wagner

June 7, 1920 - January 19, 2017

Mildred E. Wagner, 96, died peacefully on Thursday, January 19, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Herman and Isabel (Ehrman) Gerhardstein. She attended St. John the Baptist Catholic Church for 40 years.She is survived by her children Yvonne M. (Ron) Stanski of Fort Wayne and Timothy J. (Mary Lou) Wagner of Greenfield, IN; 4 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and sisters Mary Gebhard,...
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Mary Ann Sadenwater

August 21, 1939 - January 14, 2017

Mary Ann Sadenwater, 77, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at her home with her family by her side. She was a daughter of the late Philip Sr. and Minerva (Piper) Hubbuch. A beloved Mother and Grandmother, she loved spending time with her grandchildren and will be greatly missed.She is survived by her children, Bob (Christy) Sadenwater Jr., Beth (Jeff) Krudop, Karen...
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Janet Irene Shawler

November 29, 1932 - January 12, 2017

Janet Irene Shawler, 84, of Fort Wayne, died on Thursday, January 12, 2017. She was born to the late Ralph and Ruth Cramer on November 29, 1932, in Delphos, OH. She graduated from the Lima Senior High in 1950 and the Marian School of Nursing in 1953. She was a nurse at Lima Memorial Hospital and retired from Marion General Hospital. She was a wonderful sister, mother and grandmother. She was...
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Michael Wayne Baker

May 5, 1987 - January 12, 2017

MICHAEL W. BAKER, 29, went home to the Lord on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Michael enjoyed being outdoors with motorcycles, ATV's, remote control vehicles and spending time with friends. He was employed by Summit City Electric for 13 years. He is survived by his parents, Kent and Karen; sister, Krisanne (Josh) Clinkenbeard; niece, Olivia; nephew, Jase; grandmother, Melba Baker; his best...
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Michael Henry Kinder

August 25, 1938 - December 31, 2016

Michael Henry Kinder, Jr.August 25, 1938 - December 31, 2016Michael (Mike) Henry Kinder, Jr., 78, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2016 at home. He was born on August 25, 1938 to the late Josephine and Michael H. Kinder in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He graduated from Central Catholic High School and from Purdue University, where he attended in both West Lafayette and Fort Wayne. He spent his...
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Mildred E. Mabee

July 17, 1928 - December 30, 2016

MILDRED E. MABEE, 88, passed away Friday Dec. 30, 2016. She was a loving mother and grandmother. Surviving are her sons, Daniel (Barb) Mabee, Kenneth (Pat) Mabee, James Mabee, and Duane (Karla) Mabee; grandchildren; step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; and brother, Lester Sheets. She is preceded in death by her husband, Louis, and brother, Donald Sheets. Service is 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan...
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Carol R. Smith

April 16, 1919 - December 28, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Klaehn, Fahl, Melton Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, IN.
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Rosemary E. Fahl Hardt

December 20, 1920 - December 26, 2016

ROSEMARY E. FAHL HARDT, 96, of Fort Wayne, passed away Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 at her residence at 3 a.m. Born Dec. 20, 1920 in Denver, Ind., she was a daughter of the late Clinton T. and Jettie Harper Murphy. She was self-employed as a beautician and retired in 1985 after 45 years. Survivors include a son, Stanley (Carol) Fahl of Fort Wayne; son-in-law , James Smith of Indianapolis; sister,...
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Anthony Shell KELLEY

June 13, 1975 - December 24, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Klaehn, Fahl, Melton Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, IN.
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Jean Joan Volker

July 5, 1930 - December 19, 2016

Jean Joan Volker of Fort Wayne, passed away Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home. Born July 5, 1930 in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Charles Byron Garver and Marvel Blodgett. Survivors include four daughters, Kathy A Donaldson of Fort Wayne, Jeri L. Zabolotney, Kitty L. Conkling, and Deanna K. Klein; two sons, John C. Thompson and Donald R. Thompson; nine...
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Charles Arthur TIPTON

November 26, 1930 - December 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Klaehn, Fahl, Melton Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, IN.
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Stephen Richard Petrisko

June 13, 1950 - December 13, 2016

Stephen Richard PETRISKO(1950-2016)Stephen R. Petrisko, 66, was called home to the Lord, Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016, after a long summer of illness. Stephen was a US Navy Veteran of eight years, serving during the Vietnam conflict on board the USS Voge (DE-1047) as a Sonar Technician. After separating from the U.S Navy, he worked in the Steel Industry, melting stainless steel. He was most recently...
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John Louis Sosenheimer

March 2, 1923 - December 6, 2016

JOHN LOUIS "JACK" SOSENHEIMER, of Fort Wayne, died on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at his residence. Born March 2, 1923, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Della (Witte) and George Sosenheimer. He serviced in the Army during World War II and was an architect at Mox Pohlmeyer & Associates/J.L. Sosenheimer, which he owned. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, 100% Club, Past...
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Frances Marie YANKOSKY

June 15, 1928 - December 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Klaehn, Fahl, Melton Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, IN.
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Ruth Arlene JANSEN

February 26, 1944 - December 2, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Klaehn, Fahl, Melton Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, IN.
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Carl Robert Banks

June 10, 1919 - December 2, 2016

CARL BANKS, 97, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran stationed in the Philippines. Carl retired from General Electric after 43 years as an electrician. He was an avid Purdue Basketball and Indianapolis Colts fan. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Surviving are his loving wife of 36 years, Mary Lou; children, Jane Banks...
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Roseann Smiley

December 23, 1958 - November 29, 2016

ROSEANN (DUNN) SMILEY, 57, of Fort Wayne, went to meet her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Born December 23, 1958, she was the daughter of Lois and Ronald Dunn of Fort Wayne. She was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, and cousin. She was a friend to all who were blessed to meet her. She was known as "Grandma Flower" to her four young...
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Paul Fred Schoenemann

July 15, 1931 - November 25, 2016

PAUL FRED SCHOENEMANN, 85, of Roanoke, Indiana, died on Friday, November 25, 2016, at Ossian Health Care. Born Wednesday, July 15, 1931, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Ruth L. (Meyer) and William E . Schoenemann. He was a self-employed farmer and member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lions Club, and Tractor Club. Surviving are his daughter, LuAnn (Gary) Ambriole of...
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Herman Handy

January 22, 1924 - November 24, 2016

HERMAN G. HANDY, 92, died on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. He was born Jan. 22, 1924. He was a lifelong traveling salesman. He is survived by his son, Kenneth Handy, MD of Kankakee, Ill.; daughters, Diane Handy of Ohio and Judy Handy of Florida. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Handy; second wife, Lucille Chester-Handy; and daughter Linda Handy. For service information see Lucille...
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Donald E. Crumpacker

July 15, 1934 - November 22, 2016

DONALD E. CRUMPACKER, 82, of Fort Wayne, died, with hope in his heart on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at his residence. Born July 15,1934, in Columbia City, he was a son of the late Dora E.(Hile) and Herman J. Crumpacker. He was a retired Sgt Major having served in the regular U.S. Army and the active Army Reserves for 30 years. He retired after 28 years as an assistant vice president from Lincoln...
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Leonard John Deininger

June 30, 1925 - November 20, 2016

LEONARD JOHN DEININGER, 91, of Fort Wayne, died on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, 6:13 a.m., at Parkview Hospital - Randallia. Born Tuesday, June 30-1925, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of Dorothy (Fischer) and Edward B. Deininger.He was an engineer for N & S Railroad. He was the S.P.C.A. "Can Man". He enjoyed the outdoors, going to the lake, the pool, and taking walks. Surviving are his...
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Paul Donald Spuller

June 13, 1920 - November 20, 2016

Paul D. Spuller, 96, of Fort Wayne, died on Sunday November 20, 2016. He was born to the late James and Leona Spuller on June 13, 1920, in Fort Wayne, IN. He was a farmer for most of his life. Paul retired from K-Mart Distribution Center after several years of employment. Paul also served in the U.S. Army participating in the Pacific Theater during WWII and was a member of the American Legion...
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Victoria VerPlanck

January 26, 1949 - November 19, 2016

Victoria R. VerPlanck, 67, passed away Saturday November 19, 2016.In life you may come across that rare person who does not merit a death notice; not for want of virtue but because obituary etiquette arches toward paying obeisance to the beginnings and endings of things and these very rare people genuinely transcend that. Vicky (Evanoff) VerPlanck was one such rare person as everyone who met her...
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James H. Gumm

August 17, 1924 - November 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Klaehn, Fahl, Melton Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, IN.
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Justine L. Coudret-Kramer

May 15, 1923 - November 1, 2016

JUSTINE L. COUDRET-KRAMER "AUNT DEDE", of Fort Wayne, died on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, at her residence. Born May 15, 1923, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Harry Coudret and Lucina (White). She was an accountant for General Electric Co. She served on the Board of Midwest Federal Credit Union. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran where she served on the Altar Guild. She...
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Betty Suzanne Pugh Henning

June 8, 1920 - October 27, 2016

BETTY S. PUGH HENNING, 96, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, at Lutheran Life Villages. Born June 8, 1920, in Kendall ville, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Herbert D. Pugh and Anna (Williams) Pugh. She was the head librarian at in the Young Adult Department at Allen County Public Library, where she worked for 30 years. She was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church,...
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Charles Junior Lehner

October 15, 1928 - October 27, 2016

Charles J. Lehner, 88, passed away Thursday Oct. 27, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Rita Perrey- Lehner; children Ann Badger of New Haven, Karen Fitch, John P. (Kris) Lehner of Ft. Wayne and Eric (Tami) Lehner of Columbia City; 15 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren and siblings Norma Mask, Donald (Barb) Lehner and Lois (Charles) Myers.Funeral Services will be 11:00 Saturday Oct....
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Randolph Reichert

November 5, 1951 - October 24, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Klaehn, Fahl, Melton Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, IN.
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Harley Clifford Jones

January 21, 1921 - October 21, 2016

Harley Clifford Jones, 95, of Fort Wayne, passed away on October 21, 2016. Born on January 21, 1921, in Wells County, he was the son of the late Elva Samuel and Rose Jones. A member of Christ Church at Georgetown, he proudly served his country in the Army during WWII. A 51-year member of the Sheet Metal Union Local #20 and its Retirement Club, he retired in 1983.He is survived by his sons, Robert...
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Gordon W. Sarrazin

October 26, 1931 - October 19, 2016

GORDON W. SARRAZIN, 84, died Wednesday, October 19, 2016. He was a carpet installer for many years, and belonged to Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church.He is survived by his daughter, Cynthia Gardner. Also surviving are two brothers Ray Sarrazin, Roger (Irene) Sarrazin;; a sister Marilyn Rickman; two grandsons Jason (Nicki) Headlee , Travis (Alesia) Royer; 6 great-grandsons; 1 great...
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Robert Foster Brooks

February 7, 1923 - October 18, 2016

Robert F. Brooks passed away on October 18, 2016, at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born three seconds before his brother, Jim, on February 7, 1923, to John and Emma Brooks, Bob was in a hurry to explore the world from the onset. A graduate of South Side High School and Carleton College, Bob served with the Navy Amphibious unit in the Pacific Theater during World War II. After returning home,...
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Bartlett J. Pond

September 27, 1926 - October 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Klaehn, Fahl, Melton Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, IN.
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Bettye J. Kraegel

July 30, 1922 - October 11, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Klaehn, Fahl, Melton Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, IN.
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Robert Perry Coe

June 12, 1934 - September 23, 2016

Robert P. Coe, 82, passed into the arms of our Savior on September 23, 2016. He was born on June 12, 1934, to Oscar D. and Josephine Richard Coe. He was married to Connie (Quinn) Coe. He is also survived by sons Michael (Pamela) of Leo, Roger (Pat), and Scott (Dawn) both of Fort Wayne. He has seven grandchildren: Jeffrey (Amy) Coe; Amanda (Mike) Dahnke; Brandon (Brooke) Coe; Ashley (Kurtis)...
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Gordon Lucien SCHAEFER

December 5, 1924 - September 20, 2016

Gordon L. Schaefer, 91, gently passed away, Tuesday Sept. 20, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Dec. 5, 1924 in Clinton, Indiana. He served in the US Army 29th Division, 175th Infantry, during WW2, receiving a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Combat Infantry Badge. After the war he graduated from Ball State University and was a coach and teacher in Lagro, Indiana for several...
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Jay A. Boester

March 7, 1961 - September 17, 2016

JAY A. BOESTER, 55, of Hudson, Indiana, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2016, at home. Born March 7, 1961, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of Dona (Wiles) Boester and the late Eugene Boester. He was a graduate of Purdue University and graduated from Indiana Wesleyan with an MBA. He was Regional Sales Manager at Tuthill Transportation Systems for 10 years. Survivors include a son, Kyle M. Boester...
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Jessie F. Woodward

April 18, 1918 - September 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Klaehn, Fahl, Melton Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, IN.
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Carol Sue Minick

June 17, 1944 - September 12, 2016

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Anthony Paul Rietdorf

October 25, 1979 - September 11, 2016

Tony "Rosco" Paul Rietdorf, 36, of Fort Wayne, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Bryan Medical Center West Campus, Lincoln, NE. Born October 25, 1979 in Columbus, IN.; he was a graduate of Fort Wayne Christian School, class of 1998. Tony was a self-employed flooring contractor for over 20 years and attended Level 13 Church, Fort Wayne. Tony was a member of Sports Car Club...
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Richard Keenan Erwin

April 29, 1927 - September 11, 2016

RICHARD K. ERWIN, passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Born April 29, 1927, in Fort Wayne, he was the oldest of four boys and a son of David and Ruth Erwin. A proud "South Sider" his entire life, he was an alumnus of Harrison Hill Elementary, South Side High School, and the engineering program at Purdue University. Dick served in the U.S. Navy...
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Patricia Susan Birkmeier

August 5, 1951 - September 10, 2016

PATRICIA SUSAN "SUE" BIRKMEIER, 65, of Fort Wayne, passed away unexpectedly on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at home. Born Aug. 5, 1951, in Portland, Ind., she graduated from South Side High School in 1969. Sue worked in the health care industry as a business manager for over 30 years. She was a loyal and caring friend and loved spending time with her family and friends at...
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William J. Taylor

October 7, 1929 - September 10, 2016

WILLIAM J. TAYLOR, 86, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. Bill was born in Blackford County, Ind. and, after having served in the U.S. Army, he went to work for Overhead Door Company in Hartford City. In 1960, he became the co-owner of the Overhead Door Company of Fort Wayne until his retirement in 1995. Having spent many years coaching and sponsoring Little League baseball teams...
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Margaret Malinda Long

January 17, 1919 - September 9, 2016

Margaret M. P. Long was born on January 17, 1919 in Fort Wayne, and entered the life eternal on September 9, 2016 at the Hearth of Sycamore in Fort Wayne. She was the daughter of Raymond A. and Hilda M. Kreigh. Margaret was a member of Trinity English Evangelical Lutheran Church, and was very active in all areas of church activities. She was also active in a variety of women's clubs and social...
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William Francis Hicks

June 3, 1926 - September 8, 2016

William (Bill) Francis Hicks, 90, of Fort Wayne, peacefully passed away Thursday, September 8, 2016. Born June 3, 1926 in Lafayette, Indiana. He attended Lafayette Jefferson High School. He served in World War II as a member of the US Marine Corps, was injured at the Battle of Okinawa and awarded a Purple Heart. He is a proud graduate of Purdue University. He spent many years teaching and...
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Harlan Berdett Book

December 30, 1924 - September 8, 2016

Harlan Berdett Book, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, September 8, 2016. He was a WW2 Army veteran serving in the Philippines where he received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. His love for music led him to be a music teacher at The Music Center for many years, and he retired from Lincoln Life Insurance and Fort Wayne Auto Auction. He will be greatly missed by...
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Mary Ellen Osborn

November 23, 1940 - September 8, 2016

MARY ELLEN (WASS) (BARRETT) OSBORN, 75, a life-long resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana, peacefully passed away on September 8, 2016, at Kingston at Dupont Memory Care Center in Fort Wayne. She was born on November 23, 1940, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and was the daughter of the late Donald and Margaret (Crosbie) Wass. Mary Ellen graduated from Central High School in 1958. She was a life-long member...
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Marjorie Darlene Kelsey

March 20, 1955 - September 6, 2016

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Robert Ray Stone

June 24, 1940 - August 24, 2016

ROBERT "BOB" RAY STONE, 76, of Fort Wayne, died on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at his residence. Born June 24, 1940, in Greenwood, Miss., he was the son of the late H.R. "Billy" Stone and Margrete (Mitchell) Stone. He served in the Army and was an electrical contractor for Bob Stone Electric. He was a member of Waynedale Baptist Church. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing,...
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Ann Elizabeth Stark

May 31, 1923 - August 20, 2016

Ann E. Stark, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Woodview HealthCare. Born in Defiance, Oh, on May 31, 1923 to John Albert Deindoerfer and Mary Patterson Lodge Deindoerfer. Ann was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, John, and her beloved daughter Sally.Ann graduated as Valedictorian of Defiance High School and attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, majoring in Elementary...
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Navedita Bhambhani

November 25, 1969 - August 19, 2016

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Ramesh Chand

August 20, 1945 - August 18, 2016

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Subhash Sood

September 15, 1947 - August 18, 2016

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Edna N. Buelow

October 16, 1930 - August 9, 2016

Edna Nettie Buelow, 85, went to be with the Good Lord on August 9, 2016, and be reunited with her husband, Virgil, of 63 years who passed in March. Edna was very proud of many things in her life. She cherished the 15 years she worked at Wolf & Dessauer, only leaving when the store closed. She then began working at Busak & Shamban where she retired from 27 years later. She greeted at...
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Patricia L. Patnoude

May 19, 1928 - August 9, 2016

PATRICIA L. PATNOUDE, 88, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She lived her life in service to the Catholic church, her family and friends. She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School. She was previously employed by McJon Photo and Allen County Community Corrections. She is survived by her sons, Patrick Patnoude, Don (Carla) Patnoude and...
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Richard Vincent Becraft

April 30, 1959 - August 5, 2016

RICHARD "RICK" VINCENT BECRAFT JR., 57, of Fort Wayne, died on Friday, August 5, 2016. Born April 30, 1959, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Richard "Dick" Sr. and Patricia (Fischer) Becraft of Fort Wayne. "He was a wonderful, loving son, brother, uncle and great uncle whom will be missed by all who knew him." He was a graduate of Purdue University with a Master of...
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Sally Sally Teeguarden

July 10, 1939 - August 4, 2016

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Harold Keith Lundblad

June 29, 1922 - August 2, 2016

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Scott T. Harmeyer

September 22, 1989 - August 1, 2016

SSG Scott T. Harmeyer, 26, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016. A longtime resident of Fort Wayne, he was a retired Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army, where he served two tours in Afghanistan. Scott loved the six years spent at Fort Campbell, KY in 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry "Iron Rakkasans." He was a beloved soldier, husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend. Surviving are his wife,...
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Ron D. SONNER

December 10, 1929 - July 31, 2016

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Robert DeHaven Powell

February 12, 1945 - July 28, 2016

Robert D. Powell, 71, passed away Thursday July 28, 2016.At birth, Bob boarded the train of life and met with parents Ruth and Boyd Powell, believing they would always travel by his side. However, at different stations, they stepped down from the train and left his life journey to continue. His siblings Ollie, Larry, Bev, Denny, Rol and Mark rode on his train throughout his and their life as...
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Zachariah Edward Gerber

April 19, 2016 - July 24, 2016

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Ashley Elizabeth Stewart

October 1, 1993 - July 21, 2016

ASHLEY ELIZABETH STEWART, 22 of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday evening, July 21, 2016, at Lutheran Hospital, surrounded by family and friends. Born in Fort Wayne on Oct. 1, 1993, she was the beloved daughter of Kim and Susan Stewart. "We thank the Lord for blessing us with Ashley for 22 years". She had a gentle, old soul and was loved by all who knew her. She loved classic rock, old cars,...
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Marilyn Louise TOOLE

November 6, 1925 - July 20, 2016

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Kay A. Roe

December 17, 1938 - July 20, 2016

KAY A. ROE, of Fort Wayne, died on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Olympia Fields, Ill. Born Dec. 17, 1938, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Maxine (Herrick) and Waldo Melchi. She was a homemaker. Surviving are her four children, David Robinson and Linda Alkhattaf, both of New Haven, Steve Robinson of Fort Wayne, and Tina Foster of New Haven; three stepchildren, Cheryl Smith of Fort...
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Glenn Warren Bassuk

February 16, 1948 - July 20, 2016

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