Our Obituaries

Marvin Wells

February 7, 1933 - June 30, 2017

Marvin Wells, 84, of Spencerville, passed away on June 30, 2017. Born on February 7, 1933, in Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin, he was a son of the late Day and Aletha (Armagust) Wells; and retired from Harvester / Navistar. He was an avid figure skater, and loved restoring antique tractors and going to tractor shows.He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Fry; son, Bryan Wells; brother, Richard; and...
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Eunice A. Kelley

May 13, 1921 - June 16, 2017

Eunice A. Kelley, 96, of Woodburn, passed away on June 16, 2017. Born on May 13, 1921, in Waterloo, Iowa, she was a daughter of the late George and Jenny Mae Hill. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Lou (Lee) Kallsen, of Edgerton, Ohio; sons, Larry R. (Debbie) Kelley, of North Webster and Vernon D. (Rosie) Kelley, of Hamilton; sisters, Betty Eager, of Harlan and Jeanne Perkins, of Waterloo,...
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Cynthia Sue Warfel

March 9, 1956 - June 2, 2017

Cynthia Warfel, 61, of Harlan, passed away on June 2, 2017. Born on March 9, 1956, in Portage, Michigan, she was a daughter of the late John and Norma (Wright) Bates. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Thomas Warfel; children, Joshua (Jennifer) Warfel, Alicia Warfel, Matthew (Britney) Warfel and Jacob Warfel; siblings, Sandy Smith, Tom Bates and Dave Bates; and seven grandchildren. She...
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Elaine Koch

June 27, 1937 - May 5, 2017

ELAINE J. KOCH, 79, passed away Friday, May 5, 2017 at Ashton Creek surrounded by her family. Born in Harlan, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Howard and Dorothy Amstutz. Elaine retired from the City of Fort Wayne as a customer service representative in the City Utilities Department. She was a member of Pathway Christian Church and the "20 plus 1 Homemakers Club" for over 50 years...
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Doris Irene DeLong

February 24, 1923 - April 21, 2017

Doris I. DeLong, 94, of Harlan, passed away on April 21, 2017, at Golden Years Homestead, Fort Wayne. Born in Allen County, on February 24, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Erlena (nee Yerks) Kurtz. A member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Harlan; she was the former owner of the Georgetown Store just East of Harlan.Doris is survived by her children; Edward (Connie) DeLong, of New...
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Anlyn D. Kees

March 9, 1922 - March 24, 2017

Anlyn D. Kees, 95, of Harlan, passed away on March 24, 2017. Born on March 9, 1922, in Springfield Township, Allen County, she was a daughter of the late Charley and Mary Kees; and a member of the Church of Christ at Harlan. She is survived by her sisters, Nellie (Pete) Beerbower and Iris Knapp; brothers, James (Jeannine) Kees, and Richard (Shirley) Kees; as well as several nieces and nephews....
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Celestia Ilein Troyer

August 28, 1926 - March 4, 2017

Celestia I. Troyer, 90, of Woodburn, passed away on Saturday, March, 4, 2017 at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in Minnesota. Born in Huntington, she was a daughter of the late Effie (Nicholson) Blocher and Virgil Clark. Celestia graduated from Lancaster High School in Wells County, Indiana and earned an Associate Degree from International Business College in Fort Wayne. She was an Executive...
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Beulah M. Doehrmann

November 23, 1922 - February 27, 2017

Beulah M. Doehrmann, 94, of Woodburn, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017. Born on November 23, 1922 in Woodburn, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Gebers) Helmke and was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church (Bull Rapids). She is survived by her children, John (Carolyn) Sowers of Woodburn, Nancy (Willie) Meador of Greenfield, Rev. Paul (Betty) Doehrmann of Woodburn, Kathy ...
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Franklyn L. Wade

July 16, 1936 - January 22, 2017

Franklyn L. Wade, 80, of Woodburn, passed away on January 22, 2017. Born on July 16, 1936, in St. Joe, he was a son of the late Albert and Madonna Wade. A member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Harlan; he served his country in the Army and retired from BF Goodrich after many years of service. "Frank was a loving husband, father, brother and uncle. His family will miss him dearly but take comfort...
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Thomas Edward Gauger

November 18, 1951 - January 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hockemeyer Funeral Home, Harlan, IN.
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David L. Graber

November 16, 1954 - January 19, 2017

David Lee Graber, 62, of Grabill, passed away at home on January 19, 2017. Born on November 16, 1954, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Roy and Iona Graber. Dave is survived by his brother, Ken (Tracy) Graber, of Grabill; sisters, Jackie (Don) Donat, Cheryl Jackson both of Grabill and Candy (Kevin) Pelz, of Cromwell. Dave was also preceded in death by his brother, Gary Graber; sister, Linda...
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Esther Peters

April 4, 1931 - January 7, 2017

Esther "Es" Peters, 85, of Leo, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born on April 4, 1931 in Woodburn, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Saloma Delagrange; and was a member of Maplewood Mennonite Church, Fort Wayne. She is survived by her daughter, Jacki (Jim) Moore of Fort Wayne; sons, Tim (Melissa) Peters of Harlan, Ind., and Tom (Patrice)...
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Jeanne E. Smith

January 25, 1928 - November 17, 2016

Jeanne E. Smith, 88, of Harlan, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at The Cedars. Born on January 25, 1928 in Wolcott, Ind., she was a daughter of the late John and Lydia (Troxell) Bollier. She was a member of Harlan United Methodist Church for over 25 years and retired from Woodburn Diamond Die after more than 30 years of service. Jeanne was very active in the church, assisting with the...
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Mae Irene Delagrange

May 8, 1924 - October 18, 2016

Mae Irene Delagrange, 92, of Grabill, passed away on October 18, 2016, at The Cedars, Leo. Born on May 5, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Amos and Anna Leichty; and a member of Cuba Mennonite Church, Harlan. She is survived by her children, Bonnie (Delton) Carpenter, Richard (Cheryl) Delagrange and Donna (Daniel) Wagler; son-in-law, Richard Martin; 12 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren...
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Josephine M. Pine

September 8, 1933 - September 23, 2016

Josephine M. Pine, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed away on September 23, 2016. Born on September 8, 1933, in Centerville, Michigan, she was a daughter of the late Clayton C. and Lucille E. Bingaman.She is survived by her children, Donna Jo (David) Potts, Linda Sue (Steve) Fisher and Chet C. Pine; granddaughters, JoAnn Rayl and Tiffany Potts; two great-grandsons; sister, Mary Sission. She was also...
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Elda I. Koldewey

August 1, 1919 - September 22, 2016

Elda I. Koldewey, 97, of Harlan, passed away on September 22, 2016. Born on August 1, 1919, in Allen County, she was a daughter of the late George and Goldie Messmann; and a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. She is survived by her son, Dennis P. (Ellen) Koldewey, of Santa Ana, California; grandchildren, Kevin, George and Katya; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Leonard; niece,...
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Stanley K. Love

May 20, 1924 - September 5, 2016

Stanley K. Love, 92, of Fort Wayne, IN, died in peace on Monday, September 5, 2016, at Byron Healthcare Center. He was born to the late Frank and Edith Love on May 20, 1924 in Fort Wayne. He was a bus driver for East Allen County Schools for over 35 years and also was the owner of Loves Refrigeration and Appliance. Surviving are his wife of 72 years Phyllis Love; daughter Vicki Sefton; sisters...
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Helen L. Lantz

March 6, 1927 - August 26, 2016

Helen L. Lantz, 89, of New Haven, passed away at home on August 26, 2016. Born on March 6, 1927, in Allen County, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Erlena Kurtz. She is survived by her children; Patrick Lantz, Joanna (Richard Kriz) Carr, Jayne Long and Kim Christen; grandchildren, Paul (Jody), Jennifer, Jessica, Julia, Jerry (Erin) & Jeff; six great-grandchildren; siblings, Tom ...
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Heinz P. Menger

November 29, 1940 - August 24, 2016

Heinz P. "Pete" Menger, 75, of Woodburn, passed away on August 24, 2016. Born on November 29, 1940, in Heidelberg, Germany, he was a son of the late Eugen Menger and Kurt and Gertraud (Anderl) Hinz. Pete was the owner/operator of Pete's Machine Works, in Fort Wayne; a member of the Fort Wayne Metals Club, the Woodburn Lions Club, the Maumee Valley Antique Steam Association and the Fort Wayne...
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William E. Smith

October 29, 1934 - August 16, 2016

William Eugene Smith, 81, of Spencerville, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. Born October 29, 1934 in Spencerville, he was a son of the late Ora and Dorothy Smith. Bill was a self-employed carpenter and farmer for 20 years. The remainder of his career was spent doing what he enjoyed most which was Racing Horses. He was also a member of Pathway Christian Church in Harlan. Bill...
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Marylin M. Rogers

July 12, 1930 - August 5, 2016

Marylin Madeline Rogers went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 5, 2016. She was a member of Harlan United Methodist Church. She worked for many years with her husband, Dean, running Dean's Floor Covering/D&D Carpet in Harlan. She worked as Front Desk Manager at Days Inn and Sales clerk at Bealls Department Store in Englewood, Florida. She and Dean resided in Englewood Florida for 17 years...
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Christine Lynn Kirby

March 7, 1964 - June 26, 2016

Christine Lynn Kirby, 52, of Harlan, IN, died in peace on Sunday, June 26, 2016, at home. She was born to on March 7, 1964 in Portland, Oregon. Surviving are her Mother Patricia Kirby; Son Gary Kirby; daughter Trissy (Joe) Lancaster; sisters Penny Hissong and Dawn Gessner; brother Richard Kirby; 3 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her father Charles...
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Brian M. Houston

July 30, 2015 - May 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hockemeyer Funeral Home, Harlan, IN.
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Joseph E. Bell

August 22, 1922 - March 21, 2016

Joseph E. Bell, 93, of Woodburn, passed away on Monday, March 21, 2016. Born on August 22, 1922, in Charlottesville, he was a son of the late Paul and Adaline Bell. After attending a year at Ball State University, Joe enlisted into the Army, in 1942. He was stationed at the Eiffel Tower as a cryptographic technician, decoding messages during WWII. In 1945 he was honorably discharged from the Army...
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Iona Miller

July 27, 1930 - March 17, 2016

Iona Miller, 85, of Leo, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, March 17, 2016. Born on July 27, 1930 in New Haven, she was a daughter of the late David and Margaret (Lengacher) Delagrange. She was a longtime member of Central Church, Fort Wayne. She was devoted to her husband of 63 years, the late Lewis Miller, and helped him on their dairy and grain farm. She later served...
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Henry J. Miller

July 12, 1931 - March 8, 2016

Henry J. Miller, 84, of Harlan, died on March 8, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born on July 12, 1931, in Arthur, Illinois, he was a son of the late, Jacob and Polly Miller. Henry has spent the last 40 years working in the family business, Springfield Restoration and Remodeling Inc, owned now by his two grandsons Kris and Bret Miller. He is survived by his children, Dan (Diane) Miller,...
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Sharon L. Kale

April 12, 1945 - March 2, 2016

Sharon "Sheri" L. (Griffin) Kale, 70, passed to her eternal home Tuesday, March 2, 2016, at her home in Hicksville, OH. Sharon was born 12 April 1945 to the late Don (Betty) Griffin and the late Wanzie (Stanley) Fojtik, in Monroe, Michigan. She married her high school sweetheart, William Kale in 1963. They made their home and raised their family in Hicksville after Bill completed his military...
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Lucille Stutzman

August 20, 1932 - March 2, 2016

Lucille Stutzman, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. She was a resident at Park Place Assisted Living. Born in Allen County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Delagrange. Lucille was a wonderful homemaker and a cook at Bob's Restaurant, Yoder's Restaurant, and Harlan Haus Cafe. She was a member of The Ekklesia in Harlan, formerly the Sunrise Chapel...
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Vera Amstutz

October 3, 1921 - February 27, 2016

Vera Amstutz, 94, of Harlan, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at her home. Born in Edgerton, Ind., she was a daughter of the late Earl and Oney (Hester) Byall. Vera was a Group Leader with Magnavox for many years before starting her own beauty shop, Studio Styling Salon in Grabill, from which she retired. She was also a member of Pathway Lutheran Church, Harlan. Vera was a very...
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Mildred Delagrange

February 5, 1930 - February 19, 2016

Mildred Delagrange, 86, of New Haven, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016 at the Heritage of Fort Wayne. Born in Daviess County, Ind., she was a daughter of the late William and Mary (Yoder) Wagler. Mildred was a secretary with Hallmark Homes by Delagrange and a realtor for many years. She was a charter member with Central Ministries for 45 years. She treasured her grandchildren and loved...
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Zella Louise Schaefer

October 21, 1921 - November 27, 2015

Zella Louise Schaefer, 94, of Leo, passed away on Friday, November 27, 2015 at the Cedars, Leo. Born on October 21, 1921 in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Clyde and Iva (Buda) Fordham. Zella was a wonderful homemaker and a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Harlan. She is survived by her son, Roger (Stephania) Schaefer of Harlan; five grandchildren, Julie (Dave) Grubb, Jeff (Deb)...
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John David Munster

December 13, 1957 - November 7, 2015

John David Munster, 57, of Harlan, passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital surrounded by his family. Born on December 13, 1957 in Bloomington, IL, he was a son of the late Harry and Arladene (Gilmore) Munster. John was a graduate of LeRoy High School and attended Cincinnati Bible College and obtained an Associate's Degree in Applied Science and Agricultural Production from...
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Harold Edward Nott

May 28, 1937 - October 31, 2015

Harold Edward Nott, 78, of Grabill, Ind., passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born May 28, 1937 in Garrett, Ind., he was a son of the late William and Emma (Diedrich) Nott. Harold married the love of his life, Jeanette (Atwater), on June 26, 1960 and moved to Grabill in 1963 where they have lived for nearly 53 years. Harold, also known affectionately as...
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Hilda C. Doehrman

March 15, 1923 - October 29, 2015

Hilda "Hooey" C. Doehrman, 92, of Woodburn, Ind., passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2015, at Golden Years Homestead. Born on March 15, 1923, she was a daughter of the late H.E. and Wilhelmina (Hirsch) Doehrman. Hilda retired from General Electric after 42 years of service and was also a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church, Woodburn. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family....
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Jannet Stailey

February 11, 1937 - October 7, 2015


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Janet M. Stailey

February 11, 1937 - October 6, 2015

JANET M. STAILEY, 78, of Leo, joined our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born Feb. 11, 1937, in Hamp-stead, Md., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Nina Millender. She married Richard Stailey on May 13, 1958. She was a member of Harlan United Methodist Church. She was a teacher's aide with East Allen County Schools for 28 years. She was...
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Bill M. Smith

November 23, 1925 - September 27, 2015

Bill M. Smith, 89, of Harlan, Ind., passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2015, at his home with his family by his side. Born November 23, 1925 in Oakland City, Ind., he was the only son of the late Elmer L. and Opal B. (Broshears) Smith. Bill was a 33rd degree Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite, and a Shriner. He was a World War II Navy Veteran and a graduate of Purdue University School of...
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Angela Rene Delagrange

April 5, 1966 - August 19, 2015

Angela Rene Delagrange, 49, of Woodburn, Ind., passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born on April 5, 1966 in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Marilyn (Albrecht) Delagrange, who survives. Angie graduated from Woodlan Junior/Senior High School, Class of 1984. She was an Office Manager with M&W Countertops for over 30 years and was...
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Clarence D. Peters

December 18, 1926 - August 16, 2015

Clarence D. Peters, 88, of Leo, Ind., passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born on December 18, 1926 in Henderson, NE, he was a son of the late Dietrich and Lena (Friesen) Peters. Clarence was a mechanic with Ford industries for over 45 years and was a member of Maplewood Mennonite Church. He loved his family and grandchildren with his whole heart and will...
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Rose Ann Van Horn

March 27, 1956 - August 11, 2015

Rose Ann Van Horn, 59, of Payne, Ohio, passed away on August 11, 2015.Born on March 27, 1956, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Florabell Smead and was a 20 year liver transplant recipient. She is survived by her husband of over 36 years, Kenneth Van Horn; sisters, Sally Neilson, Roberta (Edwin) Gorrell, Linda (Ronald) Ferrell, Terry Lyons, Julie Stultz, Patty Jo (Robert)...
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Audrey Mae Bruns

October 3, 1927 - July 21, 2015

AUDREY MAE BRUNS, 87, of New Haven, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at Coving-ton Manor Health & Rehabilitation Center. Born Oct. 3, 1927, in Wood-burn, Ind., she was a daughter of the late Harold and Ida (Cohrs) Hetrick. Audrey was a wonderful homemaker and a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Woodburn, Ind. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and traveling. Surviving are her daughters,...
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Kenneth W. Schlatter

May 12, 1922 - July 3, 2015

Kenneth W. Schlatter, 93, of Woodburn died July 3, 2015, at his home. Born in Woodburn, May 12, 1922, to the late, Joe C. and Emma (Schwartz) Schlatter. Kenneth resided in the Woodburn area throughout his life. He attended Milan Center School and then Harlan High School. He met Rosella Hoeppner, of Woodburn, whom he married in 1942, who preceded him in death. Together they had three children,...
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Lewis E. Miller

April 17, 1929 - June 28, 2015

Lewis E. Miller, 86, of Leo, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 28, 2015. Born on April 17, 1929, he was a son of the late Joseph and Amelia Miller and was a member of Central Church, Fort Wayne. He was a dairy and grain farmer in his earlier years, he raised pullet and layer chickens; and was the owner/operator of D.E. & L. Excavating for 38 years. Lewis was a loving...
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Howard Isom Thompson

April 21, 1928 - June 19, 2015

HOWARD I. THOMPSON, 87, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015 at his home. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a lifelong resident of Wood-burn. He retired as a farmer and employee of International Harvester. He was a member of the American Legion Post 377 for 61 years, the Disabled American Veterans, Posey County 36, and he attended the Woodburn United Methodist Church....
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Arthur A. Beal

July 5, 1917 - June 18, 2015

"In his own words"Arthur A. Beal passed away at Golden Years Homestead on June 18, 2015 at the age of 97. He was born July 5, 1917, in Jamestown, NY, son of Samuel Clarence and Carrie Jane Beal. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Jeanne, brothers Clarence, William, James and sister Harriet Magnuson. He is survived by daughters Charlotte Fogle (Joe) of Harlan, Indiana and...
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Rosetta J. Conroy

July 21, 1940 - June 1, 2015

Rosetta J. Conroy, 74, of Harlan, passed away on June 1, 2015. Born on July 21, 1940, in Keavy, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Mary (Cornett) Romines and was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven. She is survived by her husband of over 55 years, Robert T. Conroy; children, Theresa (Keith) Anderson, Robert T. Conroy Jr., Devron (Clara) Conroy, Anthony ...
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Frieda Edna Springer

August 19, 1927 - May 27, 2015

FRIEDA EDNA SPRINGER, 87, of Harlan, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Parkview Memorial Hospital. Born Aug. 19, 1927, in Wood-burn, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Bertha (Lehman) Bartell. Frieda was a homemaker and also a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. She was a people person and enjoyed helping her neighbors, caring for people and being involved in the church....
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Kimberly J. Snell

February 4, 1960 - April 22, 2015

Kimberly (Kim Hoover) Snell, 55, of Harlan, died on Wednesday April 22, 2015, at St. Joseph Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born on February 4, 1960, in Wabash, she was a daughter of Charles and Bertha (Collins) Hoover, who survive. A graduate of Huntington High School, and Lutheran School of Nursing she worked as a Registered Nurse at Hickory Creek Nursing Home. She was always helping and taking...
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Richard R. Hissong

May 23, 1930 - January 25, 2015

Richard R. Hissong, 84, of Harlan, passed away on January 25, 2015. Born on May 23, 1930, he was a son of the late Jacob and Jane Hissong. He is survived by his children, Debora Hissong, Rick (Pam) Hissong, Lanny (Brenn) Hissong and Tina (Lenn) Schaefer; sister, Rosa Hanna; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty L...
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Harland Leonard

November 8, 1935 - January 24, 2015

Harland "Lee" Leonard 79 of Harlan, Passed away Saturday January 24th at home. He was the son of the late Roy L Leonard and Maxine Vaughn Leonard. He was a retired Pastor and graduate of Trinity Bible College with a Pastoral degree. He was an Army Veteran who served in the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Cora "Jan" Leonard of Harlan, IN., three sons; Terrance Leonard of FL, Randall (Sue...
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Rod R. Kirby

July 24, 1959 - January 12, 2015

ROD R. KIRBY, 55, of Fort Wayne, died on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. Born on July 24, 1959, in Camp Lejeune, N.C., he was a son of the late Charles R. Kirby and Patricia Kirby, who survives. He is also survived by his siblings, Penny, Dawn, Richard, and Christine. Funeral service is 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at Hockemeyer Funeral Home, 17629 State Road 37, Harlan, with calling from 5 to 7 p.m....
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Jerry J. Holt

April 15, 1933 - January 12, 2015

Jerry J. Holt, 81, of Harlan, passed away on January 12, 2015. Born in Allen County, on April 15, 1933, he was a son of the late Robert T. and Faerol Holt. A member of Pathway Christian Church, Harlan, he was also a member of the Harlan Lions Club, the Churubusco Rotary Club and the Churubusco American Legion Post #157. He proudly served his country in the National Guard and retired from Magnavox...
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Harold Arthur Daniel

May 14, 1934 - December 24, 2014

HAROLD ARTHUR DANIEL, 80, of Harlan, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, at home surrounded by his family. Born May 14, 1934, in Flint, Mich., he was a son of the late Wiley and Vera (Cutshaw) Daniel Decker. Harold was a dispatcher with I&M for over 30 years; retiring in 1994. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Patricia Daniel of Harlan; son, John Daniel of LaOtto; daughters,...
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Zana Lou Miller

July 27, 1930 - November 25, 2014


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Lonnie K. Allen

April 14, 1943 - November 21, 2014

Lonnie K. Allen, 71, of Harlan, passed away on November 21, 2014, at his home. Born on April 14, 1943, in Fort Wayne, he retired from B.F. Goodrich as a personnel manager after 50 years of service. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Doris M. Allen; son Richard Allen; granddaughters, Rylie and Raegan Allen; sister, Arlene Weirauch; foster sister, Judy McKinley; and half-sister, Marsha...
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Thelma Grace Hirsch

November 29, 1927 - November 9, 2014

THELMA GRACE HIRSCH, 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 29, 1927, in Payne, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Hollis and Clara (George) Coomer. Thelma was a wonderful homemaker and a full-time farmer's wife for 56 years. She enjoyed gardening, canning and sewing. She was married on May 25, 1946 and had since then been a...
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Lavina Miller

May 27, 1920 - November 5, 2014

Lavina (Delagrange) Miller, 94, passed away on November 5, 2014 in Fort Wayne. She was a daughter of the late Henry and Catherine (Katie) Delagrange. Surviving are her children Pauline (Ron) Albertson, of Auburn, Virginia (Bruce) Amstutz, of Harlan, Bob (Johnna) Miller, of Cleveland , North Carolina, Doris Brown, of Hamilton and Rick (Leslie) Miller, of Perrysburg, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, 29...
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Helen Boterf

September 3, 1916 - September 24, 2014

HELEN MARCELLA BOTERF, 98, of Harlan, Ind., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at her daughters home. Born Sept. 3, 1916, in Woodburn, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Lola Kneubuhler. She is survived by her daughters, Joan Boterf and Janis Boterf; son, Jeffrey (Jan) Boterf; brother, Dale Kneubuhler; sister, Mary Ruth Mueller; and grandchildren, Nicholas and Evan Boterf...
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Donald L. Gerig

October 29, 1920 - September 3, 2014

Donald L. "Don" Gerig, 93, of Harlan, passed away on Wednesday September 3, 2014, at the Cedars, of Leo. Born on October 29, 1920, in Woodburn, he was a son of the late Simon and Minnie (Schwartz) Gerig. A member of the Church of Christ at Harlan, he was a volunteer at Parkview Hospital for 18 years and proudly served his country in the Army. Don retired from East Allen County Schools after 20...
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Jeffrey Lee Wells

May 4, 1959 - August 19, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hockemeyer Funeral Home, Harlan, IN.
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Randall E. Farmer

August 15, 1966 - August 6, 2014

RANDALL FARMER, 47, died on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Funeral service is 3 p.m. Sunday at Hockemeyer Funeral Home, 17629 S.R. 37, Harlan, with calling one hour prior. Memorials to Grant Farmer.
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William G. Jones

December 9, 1922 - July 8, 2014

WILLIAM "BILL" G. JONES, 91, of Grabill, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born Dec. 9, 1922, in Franklin County, Ala., he was a son of the late William and Josephine (Davis) Jones. Bill worked for Grabill Woodworking Specialties, Inc. as a wood craftsman for many years. He served in the United States Army during the World War II Era and was a...
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Richard Lloyd Miller

September 16, 1937 - June 23, 2014

RICHARD "DICK" MILLER, 76, of Grabill, passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born on Sept. 16, 1937, he was a son of the late John and Virginia (Bucher) Miller. He married his loving wife of 55 years, Mary Ann on Oct. 18, 1958. Dick was an electrician at Rieke Packaging Systems in Auburn for over 20 years, from which he retired. He was a member of...
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Mervin Eash

March 23, 1946 - February 19, 2014

Mervin D. Eash, 67 of Harlan, IN. went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. He was born to the late Leon and Edna Eash on March 23, 1946. He is survived by his wife Sharon Eash; daughters Joyce (Tracy) Lehmback, Krista Smothermon, and Stacy (Ken) Lorenz; son Dave Wright; step daughter Tami (Jon) Werling; step son Kevin (Andria) Mullett; brothers Melvin (Mary Ann) Eash and...
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Janice L. Tinnel

May 20, 1942 - February 25, 2013

JANICE L. (APPLEGATE) TINNEL, 70, of Harlan, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Parkview Regional Hospital. Born Wednesday, May 20, 1942, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of Alfred Applegate and Kathryn (Klepenstine). She worked at Magnavox for 30 years and Zollner Piston for six years, retiring in 2003. Surviving are her daughters, Kim (Don) Diehm of Harlan and Karla ...
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Irene L. Gerig

June 15, 1957 - December 12, 2009

IRENE L. (COYNE) GERIG, 52, of Wood-burn, died on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at her residence. Born in Decatur, a 1975 graduate of Crestview High School, she wor-ked at Zollner Pistons (later KUS), UAW Local 2357 as a financial secretary and also B.F. Goodrich. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and was instrumental in establishing the Peanut Brittle Fund Raising Drive. She was also active in...
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Pauline A. Roth

July 23, 1932 - November 1, 2009

PAULINE ANN (ZIMMERMAN) ROTH, 77, formerly of Grabill, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, at Parkview Hospital. Born July 23, 1932, in Grabill, daughter of Jesse and Katie (Fielitz) Zimmerman, she retired in 1996 from Indiana Michigan Power Company as a customer service representative, after 35 years of service. She was a member of Harlan Church of Christ, where she played the piano for over 50...
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