Samuel D. Durnell

  • Died: February 10, 2018
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Lakeside Park

1140 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Samuel D Durnell, 32, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Sam worked as a fork lift operator with Autoliv and in his free time enjoyed art. Surviving are his mother, Rebecca Durnell; his siblings, Natalie (Doug) Sabanski, Madalyn (John) Bost, Amanda Finch, Charles (Deloris) Durnell, and Ty Durnell; and several nieces and nephews. Sam was preceded in death by father, Stuart Durnell. Service is 10:30 am, February 16, 2018 at Grace Point Church of the Nazarene, 8611 Mayhew Rd with calling one hour prior. Calling also at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. To sign the online guest book, go to


Condolence & Memory Journal


Sam was my brother and I will love him with all my hart.

Posted by Charles Durnell - Oxnard, CA - Brother   March 05, 2018

From the moment our mama brought you home, I was excited and I fell in love with you. I wanted to care for you and be responsible for you in every protective way possible. I wanted to guide you in your life and encourage you daily.
Sam you spoke to the world with kindness and your art.
Brilliant, soft spoken, warm, and so loving.
A deep thinker, and humble in all walks of your life.
I love you brother.
Now you are with the lord..

Posted by Mandy Durnell - Raleigh, NC - Sister   February 28, 2018

Bye Sam

Posted by Dolores Durnell - Oxnard, CA - Sister   February 19, 2018

I will miss you Sam. I will miss your dry sense of humor, and your gentle and loving nature. I will miss you Sam! Dear Sam RIP! With Love Aunt Vicki

Posted by Vicki FECHER - Ft wayne, IN   February 16, 2018

My thoughts are with everyone today. May Sam find peace in Stuarts arms.

Posted by Angie Russell - Wilmington, NC - Family Friend   February 16, 2018

Sam was a student of mine in Theatre my first few years at Northrop. I still have a drawing of he, JP Kasunic, Jon, and others in my office. I remember Sam as kind and caring, always enjoying the class and the company of his friends. I am so sorry for your loss, but very thankful for the memories of time spent with Sam and those other students. God Bless!

Posted by Tim Miller - Huntertown, IN - Teacher   February 15, 2018

My heart is heavy with grief. Sam was a friend and confidant.Always was up when I felt down. He made the nights fly by. I miss you and appreciated you!!!!

Posted by Michael Cartwright - Fort Wayne, IN - Coworker   February 15, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Love,Tiss, Lori,& Delores

Posted by Madelyn Weimer - Ft wayne, IN - Friend   February 14, 2018

May your life in Heaven be filled with Peace Everlasting Sam.

Posted by Lori and Topher Schlatter - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   February 14, 2018

My thoughts and prayers for Sam's friends and family. I had the honor of Sam working for me and Autoliv for several years. Sam was an excellent associate, a warm and caring guy. He will be missed greatly!

Posted by Kim Weinman - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   February 14, 2018


Oh Becky, my heart is broken for you. Know I will be lifting you & your family up to the Father as you walk this path in the days & weeks ahead.

Posted by Jan Lancaster - Fort Wayne, IN   February 13, 2018

Still doesn't seem real. You touched many hearts Sam. Gone too soon.

Posted by Mac Holmes - Fort Wayne, IN - Coworker   February 13, 2018

I can't wven begin to express my deepest condolences. Sam was a joy to know. I could not have asked for a more dedicated employee. May you Rest In Peace Sam! I will miss your chuckle and grin...

Posted by Kathy Flauding - Columbia City, IN - Coworker   February 12, 2018

Family Album

Love you Always brother