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Robert (Bob) E. Bragg

November 28, 2016

Robert "Bob" E. Bragg, 90, passed away Monday, November 28, 2016 at Lutheran Life Villages at Pine Valley. Bob was born on February 28, 1926 in Upland, Indiana to the late Earl and Pearl Bragg. He lived in Van Buren for seven years before moving to Upland. Bob graduated from Jefferson Township in Upland in 1944, Ball State Teachers College in 1949, where he was a member of the Phi Sigma...
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Madona Gaham

November 25, 2016

Madonna R. Gaham, 87, passed away Friday, November 25, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Madonna worked as a cook with Portage Jr. High for 15 years, and was a devoted mother and housewife. She was an avid bingo player. She also enjoyed fishing, and doing jigsaw puzzles. Madonna was a loving wife, mom, and grandmother.
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Lester L. Bone

November 23, 2016

Lt. Col. Lester L. Bone, 97, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Surviving are his daughter, Vicki Bone; sons, Charles (Lynda) Bone son, Robert (Vanessa) Bone; grandchildren, Bryan, Emilee and Sarah Bone; great grandson, Joshua all of Fort Wayne, IN Lester was preceded in death by wife, Joan O Bone, parents Charles M and Marguerite I Bone. Memorials may be made to the Anthony Wayne...
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Glen E. Faxon

November 23, 2016

Glen E. Faxon, 85, was called home by Jesus, November 23, 2016. Born in Palmyra, MO, Glen worked as a engineer with Magnavox for many years. Surviving are his wife, Vel I. Faxon of Fort Wayne, IN; sons, Gary (Mary) Faxon of Springfield, IL and Mark Faxon of Fort Wayne; daughter, Lisa (Dennis) Volkert of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Emily and Ben Faxon and Ryan, Kristoffer and Kelsey Volkert....
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Janet E. South

November 23, 2016

Janet E. South, 74, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Adams Heritage of Monroeville. Born in Muskegon, MI, Janet loved caring for her family as a homemaker. She also worked for Group Dekko of Kendallville and Target. Surviving are her children, Lori (Christine Dittmar) Lane of Union Mills, IN, Susan (James) Mabe of Fort Wayne, and Robert (Carrie) South of Boyne City, MI; ...
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Virginia "Ginger" Carpenter

June 25, 1925 - November 21, 2016

Virginia "Ginger" Carpenter joined her beloved husband, David and her eldest son in glory on November 21, 2016. Ginger was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She loved to go to all the various sporting events in which her sons participated. She was an ardent Cubs and Peyton Manning fan. Ginger lived a life of servanthood to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She...
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Barbara A. Hontz

November 21, 2016

Barbara A. Hontz, 86, passed away November 21, 2016. Surviving are children, Holly (Kevin) Snyder, Janet (Bruce) Tiebert, and Joseph A. (Laura) Hontz, Jr.; Grandchildren, Nathan (Jennifer) Snyder, Aaron (Kelly) Snyder, Adam (Laura) Snyder, Samuel (Shelley) Snyder, Meghan Pitcher, Amanda (Brooks) Rohrs, Haley (Nick) Just, Amy (Shaun) Doan, Hilary (Ben) Armstrong, and Elizabeth Pitcher; 17 great...
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Loren K. Mosher

November 21, 2016

Loren K. Mosher, 54, passed away Monday, November 21, 2016 at Parkview Hospital. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Loren was a big I U basketball and Cub's baseball fan The family is requesting, all those in attendance to wear IU colors in honor of Loren. Surviving are his mother, Edith L. Mosher and brother, Gale (Stefanie Collins) Mosher of Churubusco, IN. Loren was preceded in death by his father,...
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Thomas P. Kohrman, Sr.

August 19, 1932 - November 18, 2016

Thomas Kohrman, Sr., 84, passed away Friday, November 18, 2016 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Thomas was the son of the late Jerome and Marie Kohrman. Thomas worked with Navistar for 32 years, retiring in 1996. He was past member of Most Precious Blood Catholic Church. He was a current member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, St. Vincent de Paul...
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Mabel Zehr

November 17, 2016

Mabel "Mert" May Zehr, age 95, passed away at Ashton Creek Health and Rehab in Ft. Wayne. She was a member of Carroll Community Church. Mert loved gardening and baking, but most of all spending time with family. She was born on March 31, 1921 in Wauseon Ohio. She was reunited with her loving husband, Michael Monroe Zehr, on November 17, 2016.
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Nancy G. Kassing

November 17, 2016

Nancy G. Kassing, 83, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Nancy was the daughter of the late Carl and Caroline Pedersen. She graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School and IPFW's first graduating class for Physician Assistant. She worked as a nurse and physician assistant throughout her career. She was a...
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Scott Reuille

November 13, 2016

FORMERLY of Fort Wayne - Scott M. Reuille, of Rolling Meadows, Illinois, was born on November 6, 1964 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Michael and Pamella (nee Schwartz) Reuille. He passed away at home on Sunday, November 13, 2016, surrounded by family. Scott was employed with HSBC of America for 19 years. Scott was an avid sports fan who embraced life, family, and friends. Scott is survived by his high...
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John (Jack) J. Bollier

November 13, 2016

John "Jack" J. Bollier, 93, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016 in Leo, IN. Surviving are his five sons, Steven (Pam) Bollier; Gary (Christy) Bollier; Ronald (Edie) Bollier; Philip (Stephanie) Bollier; James (Rhonda) Bollier; 20 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Jeanne Smith. Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Bollier; parents John and Lydia Bollier; ...
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Samantha Mariann Dillman

November 12, 2016

Samantha Mariann Dillman , 15, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Clinton Twp, MI, Samantha was a sophomore at Northrop High School where she loved to dance and sing in the Allure Show Choir and performed in Annie the musical. Samantha loved to play the violin and ukulele for her family. Sam's favorite day would be going to the...
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Donald J. Karolewcz

November 11, 2016

Donald J. Karolewicz, 72, passed away on Veteran's Day, Friday, November 11, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his nephew, Chris (Julie) Beck of Fort Wayne; niece, Jennifer (Paul) Wecker of Batavia, IL; great-nephews and great-nieces, Miranda, Jeremy, Marissa, Grace, Kate, and Emma . Donald was preceded in death by his parents, George and Cecilia A. Karolewicz; 2 sisters, Patricia Beck and...
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Ruth V. Evard

November 7, 2016

Ruth V. Evard, 87 of Leo, IN, passed away Monday, November 7, 2016 at home. Surviving are her daughter, Cheri L. Baker; grandchildren, Jeffery L Baker; Heather L Baker; and Darcy L (Cameron J) Schwartz; 4 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter; brother Denzel Robert Widner . Ruth was preceded in death by her parents William Ulysses Zeputy Widner and Mary Angeline Widner,...
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Nicholas (Nick) J. Mruk

October 31, 2016

Nicholas "Nick" J. Mruk, 24, passed away Monday, October 31, 2016 in Huntertown. Born in New Jersey, Nick enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially cycling. He enjoyed listening to music and watching movies. He was always thoughtful and had real understanding for the meaning of life. Above all, Nick loved spending time with his brothers. He was known by all as "LB". Surviving are his...
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Elizabeth Jean Beck

October 31, 2016

Elizabeth Jean Beck, 90, passed away surrounded by her loving family October 31, 2016. Surviving are her daughters, Nannette (Clarence) Campbell; Barbara (Alan) McFeters; Terry (Scott) Whitford and Sandra (John) Seyfert; 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren . Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents W.Frederick and Clara Masanz, husband A. Harold Beck, son Michael Beck, grandson...
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Esther Marie Wilson Schellenberger

October 30, 2016

Esther Marie Wilson Schellenberger, 80, of Lake George, IN, passed away at 4:54 pm on Sunday, October 30, 2016. She married Leon E. Wilson on September 3, 1955, who preceded her in death. Esther is survived by: sister, Mattie Duffel; son, Kenneth W. (Patricia) Wilson; two daughters: Sandy (Mike) Hayes, Bloomington and Sharon (Jeff) Sallot,; husband, James Schellenberger; step-daughters:...
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Rickey (Rick) Eby

October 29, 2016

Rickey "Rick" Eby, 65, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, was the son of the late Gene Eby and M. Louise Miller. Rick graduated from Snyder High School class of 1969. He owned and operated Alliance Bankcard Processing which he founded in 1994. He was a member of the Avilla Masonic Lodge #460, honorary member of...
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Margaret Louise Terrell

October 28, 2016

Margaret Louise Terrell, 93, passed away Friday, October 28, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Hudson, MI, she was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. During the war, she worked as a "Rosie the Riveter" where she met her husband at the Willow Run B-24 "Liberator" Bomber factory in Michigan. Surviving are her daughter, Anita L (Tom) Jalbert of Belvidere, IL; sons,...
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Anna J. Messina

October 23, 2016

Anna J. Messina, 92, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2016. Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Joseph P Messina of Harlingen TX; daughters, Sandra (Jonathan) Hall of Fort Wayne, IN and Joanna P (Robert) Ayling of Oklahoma City, OK; sons, Stephen A (Barbara) Messina of Oklahoma City, OK and Anthony (Kathie) Messina of Clarksville, TN; grand daughters, Gina Quinn, Angela Hervig and Cassie Ann...
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Tanya S. Sparks

October 23, 2016

Tanya S. Sparks nee Herbst, 61, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2016, at I.U. Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis. Surviving are her husband of 41 years, Larry Sparks of Fort Wayne; her children, Tawny (Brad) May and Aaron Sparks both of Fort Wayne; sister, Sandy (Dan) Witte of Auburn, IN; and her brother, Rand (Stacey) Herbst of Fort Wayne. Tanya was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and...
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Marwan Elias Koudsia

May 18, 1947 - October 22, 2016

Marwan Elias Koudsia, born on May 18, 1947 fell asleep in the Lord on October 22, 2016. Born in Ishtabghou, Lattakia, Syria, Marwan immigrated to the United States in 1999 and recently became a United States citizen. He was a member of Saint John Chrysostom Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church. Marwan is survived by his wife of 42 years, Najwa; his son, Samer (Rula); his daughter, Dima (Andre);...
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Robert J. Rectanus

August 7, 1924 - October 22, 2016

Robert J. Rectanus, 92, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Robert was the son of the late William and Alma Rectanus. He graduated from Central Catholic High School and earned his bachelors degree from Indiana University in Bloomington. He was a WWII Army Air Corp Veteran. Robert worked with Lincoln Life for 41 years, retiring in 1990. He was a longtime...
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Karl Gordon Buckler

October 22, 2016

Karl Gordon Buckler, 43 years old , passed away Saturday October 22, 2016. Surviving are his children, Kelsie Buckler, Kristian Buckler, and Kara Payton, all of Fort Wayne, Indiana, father and step-mother, Kenneth (Sonja) Buckler, of Venice, Florida, and a brother, Daniel Buckler of Sarasota, Florida, and sister, Lorie Lopez, of Kokomo, Indiana. Karl was preceded in death by maternal and paternal...
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Frederick (Jamie) J. Stone

October 21, 2016

Frederick "Jamie" J. Stone, 68, passed away Friday, October 21, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Jamie worked with McJon Photo/FujiColor Processing Inc for 41 years, where he served as Vice-President. Most recently he was the owner and operator of Better Organized Spaces. He was a member of the Photo Marketing Association and the Fort Wayne Corvette Club. Surviving are his loving wife...
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James Franklin Irey

October 20, 2016

James Franklin Irey, 82, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2016. Born in Cortland, OH, to the late Donald J Irey and Lulu May Bean. While attending Bowling Green State University, he married Marcella A Selkman, now deceased. They lived in Bowling Green, Delphos and Defiance Ohio and moved to Fort Wayne in 1969. James served in the U S Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a science and phys ed...
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Cheryl D. Watson

October 19, 2016

Cheryl D. Watson, 59, passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Atlanta, GA, Cheryl worked at Midwest American Federal Credit Union for 15 years. She was an active member of Trinity Church of the Nazarene. Cheryl was an amazing woman who will be missed dearly by all those who knew and loved her. Surviving are her husband, Vincent Watson of...
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William D. Patten

August 15, 1955 - October 17, 2016

William "Bill" Patten, 61, passed away Monday, October 17, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Bill was the son of the late Larry and Ilo Patten. Bill graduated from Northrop High School where he played baseball was and to this day still hold several school records. He was drafted by the Texas Rangers and played in their farm system. Bill worked with Eagle Contracting and for himself as a...
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Phyllis Ann Westerman-McDowell-Clifton

March 5, 2016 - October 17, 2016

Phyllis Ann Westerman-McDowell-Clifton, 90, passed away on Monday, October 17, 2016. Born on March 5, 1926, she was the daughter and only child of the late Harold and Viola (Fey) Westerman. She was a life time member of Zion Lutheran Church. She graduated from Zion Lutheran grade school in 1940. She always said she had real good memories of her school years at Zion. She sang in the jr. choir...
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Donald J. Williams

October 16, 2016

Raised in the cradle of the Indy 500, Donald J. Williams enjoyed a life of going fast. Don was born June 25th, 1929 and passed the checkered flag on Oct 16, 2016. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Don is survived by his wife Sharon Hedeen. His kids are Elizabeth Johnson; Nancy Hamadou; and Dan Williams. Don's legacy includes 10 grandkids and 11 great-grandkids. All...
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Beverly A. (Michelle) O'Boyle

October 15, 2016

Beverly A. O'Boyle, 84, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016. Surviving are her sons, Michael O'Boyle of San Diego, CA, Mark O'Boyle of Fort Wayne, IN, John (Roberta) O'Boyle of Fishers, IN and Casey (Amy) O'Boyle of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Kathleen O'Boyle of Fort Wayne, IN; sisters, Gayle (Eddie) Long of New Haven, IN and Jackie (John) Garvin of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Patrick,...
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Byron Erexson

October 14, 2016

Byron D. Erexson, 81, passed away Friday, October 14, 2016 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Byron worked as a assembler with International Harvester for 30 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church and was a U S Army veteran.
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Emily C. Weimer

October 11, 2016

Emily C. Weimer, 34, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Surviving are her parents, Terry and Sharon Weimer of Fort Wayne, IN; sister, Ashley Holden (Bo Holden); niece, June; nephews Liam and Luca; grandmother, Anna Louise Weimer; grandparents, Donald P. and Joyce J. Wyss; godchildren, Allison and Oliver Nusbaum; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in...
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Tue Tran

October 10, 2016

Tue Tran, 67, passed away Monday, October 10, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Thai Binh, Vietnam, surviving are his wife, Yen Pham; daughter, Sara (Chinh Nguyen) Tran of Fort Wayne, son, Long Tran of Fort Wayne, daughter, Jessica Tran of Indianapolis, son, Vinh (Ngoc Do) Tran of Whitestown, 4 grandkids, 4 brothers, and 4 sisters. Tue was preceded in death by...
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Joyce A. Stabler

October 5, 2016

Joyce A. Stabler, 77, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Surviving are her daughters, Kelly (Bart) Anderson of Churubusco, IN and Karen (Derek) Cade of Fremont, IN; grandchildren, Cole, Logan and MaKenna; sister, Barbara (Samuel) Satterthwaite of Fort Wayne, IN and her faithful pet friends and companions, Dixie and Coco. Joyce was preceded in death by husband, Terry J. Stabler,...
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Helen M. Clark

October 4, 2016

Helen M. Clark , 96, passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Surviving are her husband of 74 years, Rev. David B. Clark of Fort Wayne, IN; daughters Grace P. (Roger) Raker of New Port Richey, FL, Barbara A. Luker and Judith H. (John) Haagen both of Fort Wayne, IN and E. Joanne Ummel of Leo, IN; 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: World...
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Alexander Koshurin

October 3, 2016

Alexander Koshurin , 55, passed away Monday, October 3, 2016 at home. Surviving are his; wife, Teresa Koshurin, daughter, Elizabeth (Jeremy) Thomas, son, Eric Koshurin, grandson, Dominick Thomas and nephew, Adam Koshurin. Alexander was preceded in death by parents, Wladmir and Tania Koshurin, brothers, Tony, Michael, and Victor Korshurin, and uncle, Tony Udalych. Memorials may be made to the St....
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Joseph (Joe) Lebrato

October 2, 2016

Joseph "Joe" Lebrato, 71, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Joe was the son of the late William and Martha Lebrato. He graduated from Bishop Luers in their first graduating class. He was the owner of Broadway Joe's Tavern for 46 years and Pine Valley Bar and Grill for 17 years. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and the YMCA where he worked out daily. ...
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Marilyn J. Balser

November 16, 1928 - September 28, 2016

Marilyn J. Balser, 87, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2016, in her daughter's home after a gracious and dignified 14 year decline with Alzheimer's Disease. Her lasting affection for her family was evidence that what the mind forgets, the heart remembers. Born in Fort Wayne, Marilyn was the youngest daughter of the late Joseph and Emma Woehnker. She was a 1947 graduate of Central Catholic...
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Marjorie A. Barile

September 28, 2016

Marjorie A. Barile, 69, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Marjorie worked as a supervisor for GCI of Huntertown for15 years, a sales clerk for Sears, and most recently she worked at Warner's Service Station. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Marjorie enjoyed volunteering with the Huntertown Lion's Club, and most of all she...
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Catherine E. Ogle-Haman

September 27, 2016

Catherine E. Ogle-Haman, 89, went to be with our Lord, Jesus Christ, September 27, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, Catherine worked with the United States Post Office for 30 years, retiring in 1989. She was a member of Blackhawk Baptist Church. Catherine enjoyed traveling, ceramics, friends, and family. She also spent many years retired at her lake residence. Surviving are her son, David (Jenni)...
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Liliana Rene Hernandez

September 26, 2016

Rene Xavior Pasztor, 6, and Liliana Rene Hernandez, 7, passed away Monday, September 26, 2016. They were born in Fort Wayne, IN. Liliana on September 30, 2008 and Rene on January 31, 2010. Surviving are their grandparents, Emily and Rick Green, Severo and Ana Hernandez, and Leanne (Jeff) Pasztor; brother, Juelz Aguirre; aunts and uncles, Angela Pasztor, Joshua Pasztor, Whitney (Carlos) Green...
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Rene Xavior Pasztor

September 26, 2016

Rene Xavior Pasztor, 6, and Liliana Rene Hernandez, 7, passed away Monday, September 26, 2016. They were born in Fort Wayne, IN. Liliana on September 30, 2008 and Rene on January 31, 2010. Surviving are their grandparents, Emily and Rick Green, Severo and Ana Hernandez, and Leanne (Jeff) Pasztor; brother, Juelz Aguirre; aunts and uncles, Angela Pasztor, Joshua Pasztor, Whitney (Carlos) Green...
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Margaret "Maggie" Schrein

October 14, 1930 - September 23, 2016

Margaret "Maggie" A. Schrein, 85, passed away Friday, September 23, 2016 at The Cedars in Leo-Cedarville. Born in Toledo, Ohio, Maggie was the daughter of the late Eldon and Miriam Voigt. She was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Maggie enjoyed painting, golfing, bowling, reading, playing cards and walking the mall. She loved her family and cherished her grandchildren and great...
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James E. Dumas

September 22, 2016

James E. Dumas, DDS, 77, passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Mansfield, OH, Jim graduated from St. Edwards High School of Lakewood, OH. He completed his Bachelor's degree from Purdue University, and later completed dental training from Indiana University School of Dentistry. Jim devoted his life to caring for others as an oral surgeon for 50 years. He...
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Michael Dennis Hull

September 21, 2016

Michael Dennis Hull, 68, formerly of Janesville, Wisconsin, died ​Wednesday, September 21, ​2016, in his home, in Fort Wayne where he had lived for the past 30 years. He was born on Feb. 8, 1948, the son of Maurice Hull and Margaret "Peggy" Sullivan Hull Olson. He married Nancy (Benish) Schroeder in 1973. He is survived by his two sisters, Maureen (Mark) Anderson and Jacqueline Bailey; his...
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Joan (Jody) Butler Koehl

September 17, 2016

Joan "Jody" Butler Koehl, 86, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Jody will be remembered as a gifted painter, writer, and a lifelong learner. Surviving are her husband, Thomas Koehl; son, Brian (Kathy) Butler; daughter, Mary (John) Deetz; grandchildren, Holly (Scott) Phillips Blomeke, Daniel Phillips, Jessica Phillips, Scott Butler, and Kevin Butler; 8 great...
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Ann E. (Sunderland) Kramer

September 17, 2016

Ann E. (Sunderland) Kramer, 72, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Grey Stone Health and Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Ann was the owner of Corner Florist for 20 years. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, The NCHA-Indiana Red Birds Chapter; Tri-State Allied Florist Assoc,; FTD - IN Board; Red Hats Society; PTA long time member; Girl Scout Leader...
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Rex Wiley

September 14, 2016

Rex Wiley, 72, passed away September 14, 2016. Surviving are his son, Ron Wiley, Brothers, Kevin Hoover, Roger Wiley, and Robert Hoover; and his honorary wife, Shar Berning. He was preceded in death by his parents, Basil and Betty Wiley, his wife, Patricia Wiley, and son, Paul Wiley. A celebration of life will be held October 23, 2016 at "The Farm" starting at 12 PM.
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Joan M. Noragon

September 13, 2016

Joan M. Noragon, 85, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, Curt (Cathy) Riedel of Spencerville, IN; daughter, Rhonda Riedel of Auburn, IN; 2 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Noragon; and her parents, Harold and Dora Gerke. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer...
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Leonard M. Niccum

September 12, 2016

Leonard M. Niccum, 88, passed away Monday, September 12, 2016, at Golden Years Homestead in Fort Wayne. Born in Winchester, Indiana, Leonard was the son of the late Ross and Minnie Niccum. Leonard graduated from New Haven High School. He was a WWII Army Veteran. He married his wife of 67 years Helen on January 1, 1949, after meeting her at the Epworth Forest United Methodist Church Camp. ...
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Beverly Ann (Sheets) Gordon

September 12, 2016

Beverly Ann (Sheets) Gordon, passed away September 12, 2016. She was the mother and father to Jimmer (Karen Clark) Gordon; Debbie Graber; Melanie (John Mahoney) Felty; Jeff Gordon, and Sherry (John) Elward. Bev was Grammy to Ashley (Eric) Stamper, Justin King, and Hilary (Derrick) Lyday, including her seven great grand children, Alayna, Jon‐Thomas, Annabelle, Emma, Kaden, Brooklyn, and...
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Cynthia Ann Meyer

September 12, 2016

Cynthia Ann Meyer, 66, passed away Monday, September 12, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Cynthia enjoyed working as a Registered Nurse for 45 years serving as assistant director of nursing or director of nursing with American Senior Communities. She attended The Chapel, and will be remembered as a woman of strong faith, a loving mother, and a caring grandmother. She enjoyed spending...
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Lawrence E. (Larry) Heidelberg

September 11, 2016

Lawrence E. "Larry" Heidelberg, 72, was ushered into his new home with Jesus September 11, 2016 at Ashton Creek Health and Rehab in Ft. Wayne. Born in Ashtabula, OH, living most of his life in Fort Wayne, IN. He graduated from Jefferson High School, Jefferson Ohio in 1962, Fort Wayne Bible College in 1966 with a B S in Education; and Saint Francis College in 1970 with a M S in Education and...
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Patricia D. (Pat) (Creason) McCulloch

September 10, 2016

Patricia D. "Pat" (Creason) McCulloch, 76, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Westville, IL, Pat was the daughter of the late Clifford and Lucille Creason. Pat worked for Peter Eckrich and Sons for 15 years before working with Job Works - Indiana Workforce Development for 22 years, retiring in 2009. She enjoyed traveling, fishing...
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Larry A. Christlieb

September 10, 2016

Larry A. Christlieb, 76, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital. Born in Ligonier, IN, Larry was a U S Army veteran and worked at Raytheon, Tri City Automotive, Fort Wayne Community Schools and Kautex. Larry was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic and was a past varsity scout leader with the St. Vincents Boy Scouts Troop 2, Team 6402. Surviving are his wife of 52...
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Luann G. Simon

September 9, 2016

Luann G. Simon, 54, passed away Friday, September 9, 2016 surrounded by her family in Fort Wayne. Luann worked as a custodian with NWAC Schools with the past 3 years at Arcola Elementary She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She was a very giving and compassionate person that gave freely of her time, talents and treasures She made everyone feel special and she loved being...
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Thomas E. Mackin, Sr.

September 17, 1938 - September 9, 2016

Thomas E. "Tom" Mackin, Sr., 77, went to be with his Lord on Friday, September 9, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Tom was the son of the late Howard Mackin and Evelyn Golliver. He graduated from Central High School in 1957. Tom then served in the Air Force and was stationed in Chambley, France during the Berlin Crisis. He worked for International Harvester until retiring in 1998. He was...
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Shirley Kopp Kearney

September 7, 2016

Shirley Kopp Kearney, 95, passed away peacefully on September 7, 2016. Born in Kent, OH, Shirley worked as a Registered Dietician with Veteran's Administration Hospital for 20 years. Surviving are her son, Timothy R. (Virginia) Kearney of Fort Wayne, IN; son, Kevin R. (Mary Mullaney) Kearney of Worcester, MA; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Shirley was preceded in death by her...
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Mary Guillaume

September 6, 2016

Mary Guillaume, 80 of Fort Wayne, died September 6, 2016 at home. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Melvin E. Guillaume; sisters, Carolyn Scheiderer, Sharon Farris, infant sister Claudia Minyard; and brother Alan Minyard. Survivors include daughter Marla (Scott) Delagrange of Spencerville; sons Gary Guillaume; Kent (Carrie) Guillaume; and Doug (Trish) Guillaume all of Fort...
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Catherine (Kay) Pingry

September 4, 2016

Catherine "Kay" Pingry, 93, of Angola, Indiana passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016 with her family by her side. She is survived by her children; Larry (Sharon) Pingry of Celina, Ohio, Steve (Sherry) Pingry of Angola, Indiana, Kathy Thomas of Fort Wayne, Indiana, six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Kay was preceded in death by her husband James Pingry...
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Rebecca L. Maszk

September 3, 2016

Born Rebecca L. Powers, on November 5, 1922 in Tipton, Ok. Rebecca had 6 sisters and 3 brothers, and many nieces and nephews. She was married to James Vester Rose for 53 years. They were farmers in Tipton, Ok. After being widowed for 5 years, she met another love in her life, Joseph Benedict Maszk. They enjoyed married life for almost 4 years, before his passing.
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Bradley Patterson

June 26, 1950 - September 2, 2016

Bradley Patterson, 66, passed away Friday, September 2, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Tipton County, IN, Bradley was a photographer and a member of Broadway Christian Church. Surviving are his daughters, Melissa Ann Patterson of Fort Wayne, IN and Bettina Joy Patterson of Avilla, IN and father, Kenneth Patterson of Estero, FL. Bradley was preceded in death by his...
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Marilyn J. (Fry) Huffine

August 30, 2016

Marilyn J. (Fry) Huffine, 89, passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2016. Surviving are her children, Deborah (David) Crooks of Huntertown, IN, Pamela Fike of Cocoa Beach, FL; brother, Paul Hoy of Fort Wayne, IN;her dearest Friend, Ralph Maldeney; 5 Grandchildren, 13 Great-grandchildren, and1 great-great grandchild. Marilyn was preceded in death by her first husband, Darwin L. Fry, second husband,...
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DeAnne K. Elbrecht

August 21, 1945 - August 27, 2016

DeAnne K. Elbrecht, 71, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, DeAnne was the daughter of James Coughlin and Marjorie Kauffman. She graduated from North Side High School and earned her degree in nursing from Parkview Methodist School of Nursing. She worked as a RN with Parkview for 10 years, before becoming the Director...
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Bertha I. (Campbell) Rockey

August 26, 2016

Bertha I. (Campbell) Rockey, 95, passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 at North Ridge Village Nursing Home in Albion. Born in Albion, IN, Bertha worked in childcare with Westwood Bowling Lanes for 23 years, retiring in 2006. She was a member of Grace Brethren Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher to 2,3 & 4 year olds for over 50 years and was involved with Women of Grace. Bertha was a foster...
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Nancy Alberding

December 30, 1946 - August 25, 2016

Nancy Alberding, 69, passed away Thursday, August 25, 2016 at home. Born in Peoria, IL. Nancy was the daughter of the late Eugene and Opal (Weaver) Jensen. She graduated from East Peoria High School and earned her Master's Degree in Education from Indiana University. She started her teaching career at the East Peoria Grade School then with the Cleveland Public Schools in Cleveland, OH and...
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Emily Elizabeth Andres

August 25, 2016

Emily Elizabeth Andres, 27, passed away on August 25, 2016 from kidney failure. She leaves behind her parents, Bruce and Elizabeth Andres, of Fremont, IN, two brothers, Eric and his wife and son, Amanda and Henry Andres of Toledo, OH and Justin Andres and his fiancé, Gal Bordo, of Los Angeles, CA; and paternal grandmother, Zelma Andres, of Angola, IN. Emily had many challenges in her...
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John N. Talarico

August 22, 2016

John N. Talarico, 70, passed away Monday, August 22, 2016 at the Parkview Heart Institute. Born in Fort Wayne, John graduated from Central Catholic High School, class of 1963. He played football and was known as the "Biggest Center in the City". John worked as a purchasing agent at Magnavox for 32 years, and later retired from Zimmer of Warsaw after 5 years. He also enjoyed working in Real...
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Mary Helen Steinauer

August 20, 2016

Mary Helen Steinauer died on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at age 77, her brilliant brain finally released from the relentless grip of Alzheimer's Disease. She is survived by her brother Bill (Kate) Steinauer; and her sister Dorothy "Dotsie" Hoffman; and nieces, nephews, and cousins, as well as her cherished and loving friends, Sue and Dave. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and...
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Charles G. (Dutch) Krause

August 20, 2016

Charles G. "Dutch" Krause, 90, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Park Place Senior Living in Ft. Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Charles worked at International Harvester/Navistar for 36 years, retiring in June 29, 1983. After his retirement, he worked at the Wood Youth Center in Fort Wayne. He was a U S Navy WW II veteran and a member of the American Legion Post #409 in Leo and the...
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Betty Lou Shoemaker

August 17, 2016

Betty Lou Shoemaker, 71, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2016. Surviving are her husband of 50 years, David L. Shoemaker; son, John D. (Hyejeong "Hannah") Shoemaker; son, Stephen D. (Hristina) Shoemaker; daughter, Amy (Andrew) LeMaster; daughter, Kara (Daniel) Hall; step-son, David C. (Debora) Shoemaker step-daughter, LuAnn (Doug) Thomas; step-daughter, Sheri Lynn (Joseph Schmidt)...
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Afrodhiti Danusis

August 16, 2016

Afrodhiti Danusis, 91, went home to be with our faithful and loving Lord on August 16, 2016. Born in Vevi, Greece on March 22, 1925, she was the daughter of Dimitrios and Magdeline Mangos. She was married for 44 years to Dimitrios Danusis, who preceded her in death. Afrodhiti and her husband immigrated to Fort Wayne in 1951 with their first born child, George. She enjoyed gardening, her family...
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Hti Mu Zin

August 15, 2016

Hti Mu Zin, 67, passed away August 15, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Larry Van Pelt

August 14, 2016

Larry Van Pelt , 76, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Lutheran Life Villages at Pine Valley in Fort Wayne. Born in Salem Center, IN, Larry graduated from Rome City HS and was a US Army veteran. He was an engine assembler with International Harvester for over 20 years, and also worked at Sheller Globe in Grabill. He was a proud and faithful member of the NRA. He loved bird hunting and...
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Samuel S. Zehr

August 14, 2016

Samuel S. Zehr, 86, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016, He was born in Leo, IN on October 12, 1929. He had an incredible appreciation for a hard day's work, a painter from the age of 16, he then started his own painting business, Sam Zehr Decorating, that thrived for 40 years. He was well loved in the community, for his years as a Little League coach, basketball and football referee and church...
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David C. Colchin

August 13, 2016

David C. Colchin, 82, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, David worked at the K-Mart warehouse for 18 years, retiring in 1989. Surviving are his sister, Helen Colchin of Fort Wayne; and nephews, Tim Colchin of Avilla, IN. and Mark (Michele) Colchin of Fort Wayne. David was preceded in death by his parents, Walter C. and Gladys Colchin, and brother, William W. Colchin. ...
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David (Dave) R. Baker

August 13, 2016

David "Dave" R. Baker, 69, peacefully entered God's kingdom on August 13, 2016. Born on April 7, 1947 in Ft. Wayne, IN, he was the son of the late Charles and Hilda "Nita" Baker. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Charlotte (Tripp) Baker; daughter, Julie (John) Krass; son, Brian (Carrie) Baker; five grandsons, Zane Standridge, Noah Baker, Elliot Baker, Liam Krass, and Crosby Krass;...
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Donald G. Amstutz

August 9, 2016

Donald G. Amstutz, 86, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016. Born in Indiana, on May 7, 1930. He was the son of the late Virgil and Beulah Amstutz. Donald was a member of American Legion 409, Masonic Lodge 224, Scottish Rite, Mizpah Shrine, and Eastern Star 278. He owned and operated the first car wash in Leo, IN. He also owned Amstutz Plumbing and Heating in Leo, IN for a number of years, and...
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Annalise Marie Gemmer

August 8, 2016

Infant, Annalise Marie Gemmer, passed away August 8, 2016 in Fort Wayne. She is survived by her parents Andrew and Lori Gemmer. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Rd.
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Philip Ehrman

August 7, 2016

Philip Ehrman, 84, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving children, August 7, 2016. Surviving are his Spouse, Sarah Ehrman; daughters, Phyllis (Phil) Suelzer, Theresa Roberts, Katherine "Kathy" (Bradley) Waters, Anne (Lee) Ehinger; sons, "Steve" (Barbara) Ehrman, Thomas "Tom" (Dana) Ehrman; son-in-law, Mark Schenkel; 23 Grandchildren; and 20 Great-Grandchildren; sister, Rita Haifley;...
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Helen Mae Aschliman

August 5, 2016

Helen Mae Aschliman, 94, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at Genesis Healthcare in New Haven. Helen is survived by her son, Robert M. (Judy) Aschliman of Westfield, IN; daughter, Barbara M. Aschliman of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchilddaughter, Melissa (Chris) McGee; great grandchildren, Thomas and Michael. Helen was preceded in death by parents Clarence and Stella Watterson, husband of 68 years,...
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Diane Hockensmith

August 4, 2016

Diane Hockensmith, 72, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016. Surviving are her husband, Dale Hockensmith; daughter, Renate (John) Heyn, of St. Peter's, MO; son, Will (Austreberta) Hockensmith, of Verona, WI; grandchildren, Cassandra Heyn, Kaitlyn Hockensmith, Danielle Heyn, Dylan Heyn, and Jaden Hockensmith; sister, Jacqueline (John) Moore; and her father, Louis Bowman. Contact the funeral...
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Rebecca Vorderman

August 3, 2016

Rebecca Vorderman passed away peacefully on August 3rd surrounded by her loving family. Rebecca lived a rich life full of adventure and experiences that most could not imagine. Born as the youngest child of eight daughters and one son in the Dutch East Indies, Rebecca spent her formidable years during World War II in a Japanese internment camp. She later met her husband Robert and lived in...
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Wendy Vrtis

August 3, 2016

Wendy Vrtis , 52, passed away August 3, 2016. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Rd.
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Timothy J. Wagner

August 3, 2016

Timothy J. Wagner passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Born in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Tim moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana when he was 9 years old. He attended Bishop Dwenger High School, graduating in 1971. He briefly attended Indiana University where he was fond of saying he made the Dean's list…not the honors list, but the one where they ask you not to come back! He refocused, transferred to...
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John Amstutz

August 3, 2016

John Amstutz , 74, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Surviving are his wife, Molly Amstutz of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Anna (Cris) Stout of Huntertown, IN; son, Brad (Janet) Amstutz of Fort Wayne, IN; sister, Sarah (David) Monos of New London, OH; brother, Robert (Beverly) Amstutz of Avon, OH; grandchildren, Andrew and Aaron Stout and Soren and Raine Amstutz . John was preceded in death...
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Marilyn K. Fischer

August 3, 2016

Marilyn K. Fischer, 71, lived faith, hope, and love. She entered her heavenly home on August 3, 2016. Born in Toledo, OH, she lived most of her married life in Fort Wayne. She attended St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church for 40 years. She was active with the Funeral Dinner Ministry, Prayer Shawl Ministry, and within her Small Christian Community group. She retired from the University of Saint...
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Sue A. Osborne

July 30, 2016

Sue A. Osborne, 70, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, July 30, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Sue was the daughter of the late Dave and Naomi Adkison. She graduated from cosmetology college and continued in the field many years. She was a past volunteer at Ask Ministries. Sue enjoyed shopping, crafts, being social, and spending time with her family. Surviving are her son, Euel (Cindi)...
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Phyllis Joan Swinney

July 28, 2016

PHYLLIS JOAN SWINNEY, 81, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at Ashton Creek Health & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Crawford sville, Ind. on May 27, 1935, Joan was the beloved daughter of Leverett Olin and Lillian Gail Swinney. Joan graduated from Ladoga High School in 1953 as valedictorian. She was an active member of 4H and was crowned the 4H Queen. She was a Job's Daughter...
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John D. Tague

July 27, 2016

John D. Tague, 68, of Pleasant Lake joined the Lord Wednesday, July 27, 2016 in the comfort of his home with his loving wife beside him. John was born July 29, 1947 and grew up in Portland, IN, John worked for GTE/ Verizon in Fort Wayne and Westfield, IN for 35 years retiring in 2003. He will be remembered for working hard his entire life. In John's retirement he enjoyed the outdoors and...
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Duane E. (Butch) Likes

July 27, 2016

Duane E. "Butch" Likes, 71, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at home. Born in Kendallville, IN, Duane worked as a foreman with Phelps Dodge for 17 years and also at the Fort Wayne Water Filtration Plant for 21 years, retired in 2011. He enjoyed woodworking, and loved spending time with his grandson, Landon. Surviving are his son, Aaron (Jessica) Likes of Fort Wayne, IN; grandson, Landon...
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Collin Jacob McEntee

July 25, 2016

Collin Jacob McEntee, 18, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN. Anyone who knew Collin, knew him for his witty personality, his contagious laugh and smile, big heart, and immense love for his family. Surviving are his parents Troy A. and Jeanne J. McEntee and sister, Macy McEntee all of Huntertown, IN; grandparents, Martie (George Heil) Johnson and Johnny (Paula)...
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Laura Williams

June 26, 1964 - July 24, 2016

Laura Rae Williams, 52, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, went home to be with her Savior and finished well the race marked out for her with her profound faith, trust, and love for the Lord on July 24, 2016. She was born on June 26, 1964 in Fort Wayne to Franklin and Barbara Skees. Laura has a sister, Holly Roth, and a brother, John Skees, and several nieces and nephews who love her dearly and saw her...
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Vicki Lynn Maddux

July 22, 2016

Vicki Lynn Maddux, age 63, went home to be wit the Lord on July 22, 2016 at Parkview Hospital surrounded by loved ones. Vicki married her best friend and love of her life in 1980. They were blessed with a son, Brandon, born December 1985. She loved the Lord, her family, her friends and the light of her life were her grandsons and her car. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband,...
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Marguerite McCabe Jennings

July 22, 2016

Marguerite McCabe Jennings, 94, passed away Friday, July 22, 2016 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Surviving are her daughter-in-law, Kathe McCabe; step-sons, Garry (Sandy) Jennings and Robert (DeAnna) Jennings, Jr.; step daughters, Janet (Roger) Fisher and Ann (David) Prosser; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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Luke Daniel McSorley

July 21, 2016

Infant Luke Daniel McSorley, passed away July 21, 2016. Surviving are his parents Landin and Lisa McSorley of Fort Wayne; brother, Jaiden; grandparents, Rick and Betsy McSorley of Fort Wayne; and Doug and Marilyn Nyffeler of Ossian, IN. Service is 5:00 pm, Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Anthony Wayne First Church of God, 6012 South Bend Drive with calling 2 hours prior beginning at 3 :00 pm. ...
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Peter Smith

July 20, 2016

Peter Smith, 86, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in South Bend, Indiana, Peter was the son of the late Peter and Ethel Smith. He graduated from South Bend Washington High School and earned his bachelors degree from South Bend College of Commerce Business School. Peter was a Korean War Army veteran. He worked with Prudential Insurance Company for 26 years, retiring in...
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