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Lois R. Raber

January 15, 2019

Lois R Raber, passed away on January 15, 2019. She was born in Chicago, Ill, the daughter of the late Martha and Harry Rasmussen. Lois worked as a registered nurse in Chicago during and after WWII. She married Paul Arthur Raber on September 4, 1948. Surviving are her children; Martha Alford, Mary Musson, and John Raber; 6 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her...
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George L. Hess

January 14, 2019

George L. Hess, 84, of Huntertown, IN was welcomed home by his Savior on Monday, January 14, 2019. Mr. Hess was born on August 15, 1934 in Avilla, IN to George M. and Lenor S. (Mead) Hess. He graduated from Huntertown High School. George served his country honorably with the United States Army. On June 16, 1962, he married Doris Norden in Avilla, IN. George worked as a district manager for...
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Doris (Dee) E. Kelly

January 11, 2019

Doris "Dee" E. Kelly, 87, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019 at Brookdale Senior Living in Fort Wayne. She was born in Ontario, Canada to the late, Thomas and Helen Banfield. She worked for Snelling and Bryant Bureau as an executive recruiter for 17 years and also for PSI for 8 years. She was a member of the Gideon's Society. She enjoyed fishing, painting, playing the organ, and loved music....
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Kristin Marie Stillman

January 7, 2019

Kristin Marie Stillman, 66, passed away January 7, 2019. Born in Millville, PA to Robert and Jean Arentz, she graduated from Snider High School in 1970. Kristin then went on to receive her Master's Degree in Education from Indiana University. She worked having many roles including Director of Human Resources for the American Red Cross for 32 years. Kristin loved fostering dogs and was very...
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Betty Ann Neuhaus

January 4, 2019

Betty Ann Neuhaus, 77 passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fort Wayne. She was a native and lifelong resident of Fort Wayne, IN and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1959. On October 8, 1960, Betty married Terry Neuhaus with whom she raised 6 daughters. Betty was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and a previous member of the Fort...
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Fred C. Blodgett

January 3, 2019

Fred C. Blodgett, 82, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Kingston Care. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 11am with calling one-hour prior from 10am-11am at D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home Pine Valley Park, 1320 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.domccombandsons.com
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John M. Bissontz

December 30, 2018

John M. Bissontz, 86, entered into Heaven December 30, 2018. He was born on July 26, 1932 in Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated from East Palestine High School then dutifully served as a Radioman, Petty Officer Second Class in the United States Navy on the USS Bushnell AS-15 during the Korean War. He studied Electrical Engineering at Valparaiso University. He worked at Farnsworth Electronics (later ITT...
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Barbara Ann Naab Gilbert

December 28, 2018

Barbara Ann Naab Gilbert, 82, of Fort Wayne, Ind., passed away on December 28, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. Born Nov. 17, 1936, in Markle, Ind., she was the daughter of Clarence and Helen Naab. While attending Huntington College, she met Keith Gilbert in 1954 and was married on Feb 5, 1956. They moved to Natrona Heights, Penn. (a steel town outside of Pittsburgh). Barbara and Keith had an...
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Barbara Ann Bussen

December 27, 2018

Barbara Ann Bussen, 78, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ while at the Cedars Retirement Home on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Barbara was the daughter of Mary Jane (Eckert) and James Sztuk. She attended Central Catholic High School. For over 40 years, Barbara was very involved at Grabill Missionary Church along with her husband, Richard. Richard was...
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Hilda J. Ramsey

December 26, 2018

Hilda J. Ramsey, 83, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at Kingston at Dupont in Fort Wayne. She was born in Lewisburg, TN to the late Herbert H. and Mazie W. Glenn. She was married to James L. Ramsey for 64 years, and he preceded her in death. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, restoring furniture, crocheting, and quilting. Surviving are her sons James E. (Dee), John L. (Judy), and...
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James Zehr

December 24, 2018

James Zehr, 49 passed away December 24, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, in Fort Wayne, IN. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne.He graduated from Carroll High School in 1988. James was a local painting contractor and owner of James Zehr Painting and Decorating, Inc. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. James is survived by his loving wife, Elena M....
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John B. Rufner

May 11, 1949 - December 22, 2018

John B. Rufner, age 69, of Auburn, IN passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Rufner was born on May 11, 1949 in Auburn, IN to Max and Rebecca (Fee) Rufner. John graduated from Waterloo High School in 1967. In 1971, he graduated from Tri-State University earning a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He served his country honorably with the United States Army. On...
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Robert B. Diffenderfer

December 20, 2018

Robert B. Diffenderfer, age 75, of Auburn, IN, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Auburn Village. Robert was born on February 2, 1943 in Indiana to Bruce and Bethel (Miner) Diffenderfer. He graduated from Petroleum High School. Robert served his country honorably with the United States Marines during the Vietnam War. On August 19, 1966, he married Irene Cummins in Burnettsville, IN...
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Martha L. Vorndran

December 20, 2018

Martha L. Vorndran, 90, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Kingston Care Center. Mrs. Vorndran was born on August 31, 1928, in Fort Wayne, IN to Albert and Wilhelmina (Schricker) Dietel. She attended Central High School in Fort Wayne. On August 12, 1950, she married Bernard E. Vorndran at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. She was a member of St. Peters...
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Ward Allen Rinehold

December 18, 2018

Ward Allen Rinehold, 70, passed away on December 18, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on March 14, 1948 the son of the late Ralph Rinehold and Elma Hively. He was a graduate of Concordia High School. Al enjoyed spending time on Lake Jimmerson, fishing, and boating. In his younger years he also enjoyed water skiing. Al worked for the Plumber and Steamfitters Local Union 166 until his retirement...
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Cloyce M. Steiss

December 17, 2018

Cloyce M. Steiss was born on April 5, 1926 to Gustav and Cecil Steiss. He lived his early years in Ft. Wayne and moved to a 40 acre farm in Huntertown in 1971. Cloyce was a man of many talents. He was an auto mechanic having worked for Collins Motor Company, Ford, and Fox & Fox Frame. Cloyce was a member of the Allen County Sheriff Reserves for 25 years. He rode with the Mounted Posse for...
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Florence Isaacs

December 17, 2018

Florence Isaacs, age 91, passed away surrounded by loved ones and loving care on December 17, 2018 at Parkview Hospice in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born October 12, 1927 to the late Earl and Dorothy Knight. Florence attended a secretarial school, where she was known for her skills with grammar and shorthand. She worked at General Electric before starting her own family with her husband, John. They...
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Marie (Nassif) Bojrab

December 16, 2018

Marie (Nassif) Bojrab, 93, passed away on Sunday morning December 16th, 2018. Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Marie attended Cedar Rapids Business College, worked at the Cedar Rapids Auto Supply and was the choir director for St. John's Orthodox Church until she met the love of her life, Isaac, and moved to Fort Wayne. Marie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a...
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Adele C. Nelson

December 10, 2018

Adele C. Nelson, 84, of Fort Wayne, passed away December 10, 2018 at Dupont Hospital. Born in Chicago Heights, IL, Del was a proud graduate of Bloom High School and Grinnell College, where she made and kept close friends until this day. She met her husband, Kent, while a teacher in Hammond, IN, and they married in 1959. They had 3 children whom they adored, and moved to Fort Wayne in 1965...
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Kathy Ann Dunkin

December 6, 2018

KATHY ANN DUNKIN, 66, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at her home. Born on Sept. 28, 1952 in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Anna Dilley. Kathy loved spending time with her family and grandchildren and finding great deals at garage sales. Kathy is survived by her daughter, Sara (Brian) Gerig; sons, Brian (Lisa) Dunkin and Tim (Sarah) Dunkin; and four...
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Anne E. Foelber

December 5, 2018

Anne E Foelber, 91, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. She was born in Sharon, PA on March 10, 1927, the daughter of the late Rev. Andrew and Anna Hvizdak. Anne last worked as Executive Secretary to the President of ITT Co., Aerospace Division in Fort Wayne. Anne was a member of First Assembly of God in Fort Wayne, Hope of Israel Congregation in Valparaiso, IN and the Valparaiso...
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Richard (Dick) Smith

December 4, 2018

Richard "Dick" Smith, 81, peacefully joined his heavenly father on Tuesday, Dec. 4 2018, surrounded by his family. He was the loving and devoted husband of Joyce Smith and father of 4 children. Born on March 30, 1937 in Iron Mountain, MI. Dick was the son of Clarence and Agnes Smith and brother of Gene. Raised in Fort Wayne, IN, he graduated from Central High School in 1955. Dick toured the...
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Sharon G. Ellis

November 30, 2018

Sharon G. Ellis, 79, passed away 30 November 2018, with her daughter by her side. She was born to the late William and Lillian Greek in Kunkle, OH. Sharon will be remembered for her sense of humor, smile, and her laugh. She loved to have fun and never met a stray that she didn't want to rescue. She is survived by her daughter Jessica (Lawrence); sisters, Christine and Victoria and niece,...
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Josephine J. Romano

November 30, 2018

Josephine J. Romano, 100, passed away Friday, November 30, 2018 at Greystone Health and Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne. Arrangements entrusted to D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Homes.
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William (Bill) Peter Zabel

November 30, 2018

William "Bill" Peter Zabel (Garbini), 74 of Fort Wayne, Ind., went to the great theater organ in heaven on Friday November 30, 2018. Bill worked for Tokheim and was the founder of Z-Tronics, Inc., inventing, manufacturing and selling electronic relays for pipe organs. He was a long-time board member of the Manor Park Association. He was a charter member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. ...
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William (Bill) Zabel

November 30, 2018

William "Bill" Peter Zabel (Garbini), 74 of Fort Wayne, Ind., went to the great theater organ in heaven on Friday November 30, 2018. Bill worked for Tokheim and was the founder of Z-Tronics, Inc., inventing, manufacturing and selling electronic relays for pipe organs. He was a long-time board member of the Manor Park Association. He was a charter member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. ...
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Daniel Nelson

November 30, 2018

Daniel J. Nelson, 61, passed away November 30, 2018 at home. He was born June 21, 1957 to George Nelson and Helenanne (Nelson) Jefferson in Marion, IN. Dan went to Marion High School graduating in 1975. He then moved to Fort Wayne to go to Interstate Technical Institute. Dan worked at Shambaugh as a service manager and Regional Safety Manager for 23 years. He was a member of Plumbers and...
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Thomas P. (Tom) Burlage

November 29, 2018

Thomas P. "Tom" Burlage, 87, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Presence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla, IN. He was born in Kenton, OH to the late Edmund W. and Ina C Burlage. He was a 1949 graduate of Central Catholic High School and served honorably in the United States Navy. Tom worked for the Fort Wayne Parks Department until his retirement then worked for Dentech Dental for 15 years. He...
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Nancy L. Carney

November 29, 2018

Nancy L. Carney, 72, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late William A.M. and Lucile M. Carney. She graduated from Brentwood and received her Bachelor's in general studies from IPFW. She was a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church and was an avid reader. Nancy was very outgoing and was all around a happy...
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Ronald L. Gilbert

November 27, 2018

Ronald L. Gilbert, age 69, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Mr. Gilbert was born on June 26, 1949, in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Lawrence and Hildred (Hanes) Gilbert. He graduated from Northside High School in Fort Wayne. Ron served his country honorably with the United States Navy as a corpsman. He obtained a bachelor's degree...
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Ryan David Millhouse

April 5, 1990 - November 20, 2018

Ryan David Millhouse, 28, passed away on November 20, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne IN on April 5, 1990. Ryan was a 2008 graduate of Carroll High School. He went on to obtain his Associate's Degree in Fire Science from Vincennes University. Ryan enjoyed being around people and had a servant's heart. He served as a volunteer fire fighter, had his EMT certificate, and loved working security jobs....
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Richard Eugene Haire, Jr.

November 14, 2018

Richard Eugene Haire Jr., age 58, of Avilla, IN, died on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Lutheran Life Villages due to a long battle of cancer. He was born March 24, 1960, to Richard Eugene Haire SR. and P. Joann (Nickolson) Haire in Fort Wayne, IN. Richard graduated from Carroll High School in 1978. He went to Ravens Croft Beauty College to obtain his Cosmetology License. He loved to take...
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Margaret (Marge) Couch

November 12, 2018

Margaret (Marge) Couch, 96, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away peacefully on November 12, 2018. She was born on October 18, 1922 to the late Henry and Catherine (Reicher) Debald in Michigan City, IN. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Fort Wayne. She was past president of the St. Vincent Rosary Society and involved with church and school activities. She also volunteered for 23 years...
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Sally L. (Schummer) Pierce

November 11, 2018

Sally L. (Schummer) Pierce, 87, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Ashton Creek Health and Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Sally worked at Fort Wayne State Developmental Center for 27 years as an executive secretary. She was very kind hearted and gracious and was passionate about reading. Above all she was a devoted wife and mother and loved spending time with her...
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Harper Sue-Ann Gamble

November 10, 2018

Infant Harper Sue-Ann Gamble, passed away November 10, 2018. She is survived by parents Kevin and Allison Gamble.
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Stella M. Overbay

November 10, 2018

Stella M. Overbay, 87, passed away on November 10, 2018 at Grey Stone Health and Rehab. She was born in Bell County, Kentucky on May 20, 1931, the daughter of the late Dexter and Maggie Lloyd. Stella retired from Magnavox after 17 years of employment. Stella and her husband, Roosevelt "Rose" retired to Tennessee for 16 years prior Stella's return to Fort Wayne after her husband's passing. ...
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Kenneth R. Groves

November 8, 2018

Kenneth R. Groves, 68, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Kenneth was a 1969 graduate of Elmhurst High School and received a basketball scholarship. Kenneth started out in the car business working for Heffner's, then sold real estate with Mike Thomas. He then later moved to Sarasota Florida where he managed a hotel for 13...
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Larry L. Baker

November 7, 2018

Larry L. Baker, 88 of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away November 7, 2018. He was born on April 21, 1930 in Wabash, IN to the late Bryan B. and Mable M. (Miller) Baker. Larry was the former owner of Baker's Marathon and Standard Service Stations for many years. He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Larry is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Miriam (Van Kirk) Baker, sons,...
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Arlene C. Saull

November 7, 2018

Arlene C. Saull, 78, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in La Porte, Arlene was the director of regulatory affairs for DePuy until her retirement. She enjoyed music, reading and cooking. Surviving are her husband of 37 years, Gary Saull; children, Melody, David (Martha), and Tina; five grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Pam (Mike); and three nephews. She was...
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Steven Ray Steiger

November 6, 2018

Steven Ray Steiger, age 57, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Steve was born on June 27, 1961 in Bucyrus, OH to Otto Richard and Jeanne (Sharrock) Steiger. Steve graduated from Wynford High School 1981 and then continued his education at Findlay University where he obtained a bachelor's degree in finance. While in college, he...
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Rita Deutsch

November 3, 2018

Rita Deutsch, 68, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Illinois, Rita was a member of St. Charles Borromeo. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, playing hearts, and never missed an episode of Days of Our Lives. She was a woman of strong faith and a devoted wife and mother. Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Richard Deutsch; children, Heather (Vince) Spilotro, Allison...
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Jocelyn Ann (Schwartz) Blum

November 3, 2018

Jocelyn Ann (Schwartz) Blum, 76, of Fort Wayne, IN, went to her heavenly home on Saturday, November 3, 2018, after a brief illness. Born April 22, 1942, in Berne, IN, Jocelyn was a wife of godly character, a caring, loving, and encouraging mother and grandmother, a devoted sister and sister-in-law, and a loyal friend. Jocelyn graduated from Berne French High School in 1960 and Lutheran...
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Marilynn (Beeta) L. Klopfenstein

October 29, 2018

Marilynn "Beeta" L. Klopfenstein, age 92, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018 at Kingston Care in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Klopfenstein was born on December 1, 1925 in Fort Wayne, IN to Ira M. and Nettie N. Myers. She graduated from South Side High School in Fort Wayne. She worked for Lincoln Financial as a secretary. In 1950, she married Richard L. Klopfenstein in Fort Wayne. ...
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Randall (Randy) S. Burns

October 26, 2018

Randall "Randy" S. Burns, 58, passed away Friday, October 26, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Randy worked in housing maintenance and received the maintenance technician of the year award. He enjoyed working on his cars and having coffee with friends. Above all, Randy loved spending time with his family. Surviving are his wife of 14 years, Michelle L. Burns; children, Angela Burns and...
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Mary I. Rietdorf

October 26, 2018

Mary I Rietdorf, 94, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 26, 2018 at Lutheran Life Villages Pine Valley, where she had been a resident for a little over a year. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on August 18, 1924, the daughter of the late William and Ola Altekruse. She married Kenneth Rietdorf on February 23, 1952 and spent 56 years of marriage together until his passing in 2008. Mary...
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Stanley G. Ice, Sr.

October 26, 2018

Stanley G. Ice, Sr. 71, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away October 26, 2018. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on July 22, 1947 to the late Ralph and Almeda (Volsburg) Ice. Stanley worked for General Motors for over 14 years retiring in 1991. He is survived by his loving wife, Effie (Roark) Ice, children, Billie Jo Knapp, Stanley (Mary) Ice II, Lisa Rizzo, Sirena (Rusty) Waugh, Darlene (Mark) Bishop...
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Maxine Geraldine McBride

October 25, 2018

Maxine Geraldine McBride, 90 of Fort Wayne, IN was released from this life into everlasting life with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 25, 2018. Friends and family called her beautiful as she had a wonderful smile and often a humorous quip that many time caught them off guard. Although she was small in stature she was mighty in her faith and was always ready to share the gospel to...
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Joy Steiss

October 24, 2018

Joy Steiss, 64, passed away October 24, 2018. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 19, 1953, the daughter of the late Richard and Ethel Silvers. Joy was a graduate of Carroll High School. She enjoyed knitting and spending time with her grandchildren, who she loved dearly. Surviving are children; Aaron Steiss, Jason Steiss, Alissa (Justin) Sklenar; grandchildren, Makenzie, Addison, and...
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Faye A. Phipps

October 23, 2018

Faye A Phipps, 86, passed away on October 23, 2018. A native of Fort Wayne, Faye also lived on both coasts of Florida and Southern California. While living in California, she attended classes in candy making, cake decorating and floral design. She loved reading and shared many books with her family and friends. Surviving are brothers, Thomas R. Perl and Donald J. (Barbara) Perl; nieces and...
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Charlene Ann Pettit-Didier

October 17, 2018

Charlene Ann Pettit-Didier, 91, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in St. John's, MI, Charlene worked as an executive secretary to the Chancellor and Vicar General Diocese of Fort Wayne and South Bend for 20 years, retiring in 1996. She was also active in the choir at The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She...
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Craig E. Ball

October 16, 2018

Craig E. Ball, 47, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Craig was a 1989 graduate of Northrop High School and earned two degrees from IPFW. He was a manager at Kroger and had previously worked at FedEx. He attended Brookside Church and served honorably in the United States Air Force and Air National Guard for 24 years. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed camping,...
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Jacob Thomas Miller III

October 16, 2018

Jacob Thomas Miller III, 56, passed away on October 16, 2018 in Chicago, Ill after a battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his sister, brother-in-law and several friends at his bedside at Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital. Jacob was born in Lansing, MI. He received his Bachelors of Science from Alma College, and a Master's Degree of Public Health from St. Louis University. He began his career...
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Judith Holzinger

October 14, 2018

Judith Holzinger, 75, passed away peacefully, Sunday October 14th 2018. Judy was born 8-12-1943 to Joseph and Pearl Mudrack in Fort Wayne. Judy worked with General Electric for 37 years. She will be fondly remembered by friends and family as a loving wife, mother, and also a distinguished bowler, fisherman, an awesome cook with a great sense of humor, and an avid scrabble player. Surviving are...
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Alan Wayne Godsey

October 13, 2018

Alan Wayne Godsey, 66, passed on to eternal life on Saturday evening, October 13, 2018 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Alan was born July 8, 1952 to Ernest Elbert Godsey and Christine (Upchurch) Godsey who preceded him in death. Alan was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and moved to Fort Wayne as a teenager. Alan founded The Northmen, and the Northern Gospel Singing Convention. His desire was to share...
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Elma Jean Hively

October 12, 2018

Elma Jean Hively, 95, passed away October 12, 2018. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 3, 1922, the daughter of the late Frank and Gertrude Fogwell. Elma worked as a receptionist at Parkview for 18 years before her retirement. Most recently she attended Pine Hills Church, and use to be a very active member at Calvary Temple Church. Being with her family was her greatest joy. Surviving...
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Judy Edwards Conner

October 12, 2018

December 6, 1947 – October 12, 2018 Judy Edwards Conner was the mother we all wanted to be when we grow up. She was also the mother we all wish we had; I was lucky enough to have her as mine. Mom loved many things in this life: her husband Merle ("I didn't know what love was until I met your father"), her three children, their spouses and eight grandchildren, her dear friends, any...
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Paul (Tony) A. Briner

October 6, 2018

Paul "Tony" A. Briner, 48, passed away Saturday, October 6, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Greenfield, IN, Tony worked as a diesel mechanic for Bell Equipment Services in Garrett, IN. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy and was a member of American Legion Post #330 New Haven being the Sergeant at Arms for the Legion Riders and Mad Anthony Hog Chapter. He enjoyed farming and riding his motorcycle....
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Mildred P. Yeoman

October 6, 2018

Mildred P. Yeoman, 89, went to be with the Lord, October 6, 2018 at Kingston Care of Fort Wayne. She was born October 17, 1928 in Denver, Indiana. Mildred was the daughter of the late Vern and Mary Hudson. She married Donald I. Yeoman on July 2, 1946. She worked at Yeoman's Service Center as the Secretary for many years and was a Homemaker. Mildred was a member of Trier Ridge Community Church of...
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John (Jack) W. Hayes III

October 6, 2018

John "Jack" W. Hayes III, age 80, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Jack was born on October 5, 1938 in Roanoke, VA to the late John W. Hayes Jr. and Esther Grace (Root) McClain. Jack graduated from Jefferson High School in Roanoke and then continued his education graduating from Virginia Tech majoring in Business. On September 3, 1960,...
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Joann Paden

October 5, 2018

Joann Paden, 78 of Fort Wayne, IN passed October 5, 2018. She was born August 17, 1940 in Rushville, IN to the late Jean and Nellie (McDaniel) Reddick. Joann was a member of the Montpelier Church of Christ. She will be missed by her family and friends. Joann is survived by her sons, Tim (Sandra), Bob (Lori) Paden, grandchildren, James (Meghan), Jonathan (Calea), Joshua (Becca), Joseph (Katie)...
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Stella M. Wilson

October 5, 2018

Stella M. Wilson, 95, passed away Friday, October 5, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Pittston, PA, Stella graduated from Pittston High School. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church old Decatur Road, VFW Auxilliary #857, American Legion Post 82, Eagles Auxiliary 3512, and Teamsters Retirees Local 414. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. Surviving are her son, Kevin K (Stacey) Wilson of...
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Lloyd William Schaper, Sr.

October 4, 2018

Lloyd William Schaper Sr., 70, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2018 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Lloyd worked as a maintenance technician at Holsum Bakery prior to retiring in 2013. He was also a active member of RWDSU. Lloyd enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. His hobbies included metal fabrication and woodworking, reading, playing solitaire and working...
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George Katsis

October 2, 2018

George Katsis, 90, passed away at home on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 after a battle with cancer. He was born in Nestorio, Kastoria, Greece on September 15, 1928 and immigrated to the United States in June 1967. He retired from B.F. Goodrich in Woodburn, IN. He served in the Greek army assigned to the mine sweeping division. He was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church and the American...
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Thomas C. Neuman

October 1, 2018

Thomas C. Neuman, 83, passed away Monday, October 1, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Thomas was a graduate of Central Catholic High School. He was a member of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, Police Athletic League, and IHSAA, officiating 30 plus years for football and basketball and serving as an observer for over 10 years for high school and college football and basketball. He...
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Robert E. Gensheimer

September 30, 2018

Robert E. Gensheimer, 82, passed away Sunday, September 30, 2018 surrounded by family. Born in Bloomington, IL, Bob worked for Stauffer Homes for over 30 years then worked with his son for their own company, Gensheimer Construction until his retirement. He enjoyed White Sox Baseball, camping, traveling, and country music. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Maurine; children, David Gensheimer...
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Lura L. (Hall) Pfeiffer

September 30, 2018

Lura L. (Hall) Pfeiffer, 107, passed away Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Golden Years Homestead in Fort Wayne. Born in Leo, IN, Lura worked as an inspector with Wayne Knitting Mills for 25 years, retiring in 1960. She loved music and loved to dance. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Lura was preceded in death by spouse of 60 years, Melvin Pfeiffer; parents, William and Frances Hall; and...
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John Kevin McMahon

September 29, 2018

John Kevin McMahon, 74, passed away peacefully at home on September 29, 2018.He was born in Indianapolis, IN on October 17, 1943, the son of the late Henry and Irene McMahon. He obtained his Master's Degree from Purdue University. John was a member of the American Institute of Industrial Engineers, Society of Manufacturing Engineering, Knights of Columbus Council 451, St. Vincent De Paul Society,...
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Constance M. (Connie) Zollars

September 28, 2018

Constance M. "Connie" Zollars, 95, passed away September 28, 2018 at Heritage Pointe, Huntington, IN. She was born July 24, 1923 to the late Clarence and Grace Marie (Snouffer) Hirschy in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was a graduate of South Side High School. Connie worked in the Business Office of Fort Wayne Community Schools for 17 years before retiring in 1985. She was a member of Covenant...
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Earl Landis

September 27, 2018

Earl Landis, 91, passed away surrounded by family, September 27, 2018. Earl served during World War II as a Seaman First Class in the United States Navy. He then worked for Essex Wire for 36 years before retiring in 1982. Earl and his wife, Doris, retired early so they could enjoy travelling and antiquing. They spent their winters in Texas for many years. Earl is survived by children, Theresa...
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Nancy Elizabeth Hann

September 25, 2018

Nancy Elizabeth Hann, 78, of Fort Wayne, IN entered eternal life on September 25, 2018, with family by her side. She was born in Seattle, WA to the late William M. and Martha (Oatey) Dow. Nancy was a retired Special Education Teacher and a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter BZ. She loved many things in life, but none more than her family. She was loving, caring, kind, intelligent,...
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Richard W. Jones

September 24, 2018

Richard W. Jones, age 77, passed away on September 24, 2018 in Fort Wayne. He was born on March 24, 1941. He enjoyed playing cards and going to American Legion 241 and the eagles 248. He retired from International Harvester after 30 years of service. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Connie R. Jones, brother; James and Melony Robertson, son; Richard Dean Jones, daughter; Pamela Jones,...
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Julia E. Schulz

September 19, 2018

Julia E. Schulz, 89, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Marion Township, near Hoagland, IN, to the late Oscar and Anna Doctor. Julia was a homemaker and loved caring for her family. She was one of the original members of Gethsemane Lutheran Church. Julia was also a member of the Appleseed Quilters Guild, and Patchwork...
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Audrey Marscell Sloffer

September 19, 2018

Audrey Marscell Sloffer, 101, passed away on to her heavenly home with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She was born on January 29, 1917 at her home in Huntertown, IN. She was an active member of Huntertown United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. Surviving are her daughter, Charlotte Klerner of Fort Wayne; sons, Danford (Jean)...
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Rebecca (Becki) Skaggs

September 17, 2018

Rebecca "Becki" Skaggs, 27, passed away September 17, 2018. She was born in Naperville, IL. Becki loved music and writing poetry. She is survived by her father, Gregory Skaggs Sr., brothers, Gregory (Alissia) Skaggs Jr. and Jack Skaggs, nephews, William Skaggs and Gregory Skaggs III, niece, Aubrie Skaggs, lifelong friend, Kasey Hamilton as well as Kasey's children Eli and Ella. Funeral Service...
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Roselyn Reed (Fritzie) Westenfeld

September 17, 2018

Roselyn Reed "Fritzie" Westenfeld passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018 at Parkview Home Hospice. She was born in Milwaukee, WI on June 14th, 1931. Her grandfather, a German immigrant, felt that the name Roselyn was too long and nicknamed her Fritzie. She attended South Side High School, graduating with honors and on a snowy Easter Sunday, April 9, 1950, she married Garry Westenfeld. They...
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Bernard Francis (Bernie) Szuhaj

September 14, 2018

Dr. Bernard Francis ("Bernie") Szuhaj passed away surrounded by his sons at Parkview Regional Hospital on September 14, 2018 in Fort Wayne, Indiana at the age of 75. Bernie is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carole Ann Szuhaj (née Brady), his brother and sister, Theodore Szuhaj, Jr. and Sylvia Reed (née Szuhaj), his sons, Matthew, Timothy and Bernard Szuhaj, his daughters-in-law, Suzanne...
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Edward B. (Eddie) Anderson, Jr.

September 13, 2018

Edward B. "Eddie" Anderson, Jr., 59 of Pleasant Lake, IN passed away September 13, 2018. Eddie was in Machine Maintenance for Nucor Fastener in St. Joe, IN for over 30 years. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Army Reserves during Desert Storm. Eddie loved spending time with his family and enjoyed the outdoors whether it was fishing, hunting or camping. He earned the highest rank of...
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Myron R. Carrier

September 12, 2018

Myron R. Carrier, 92, of Fremont, IN passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Carrier was born on March 8, 1926 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Albert J. and Flossie I. (Bell) Carrier. He graduated from Central High School in Fort Wayne and later attended IPFW. Myron served his country honorably with the United States Indiana State Guard. On May 26, 1945, Myron married...
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John T. Anderson

September 9, 2018

John T. Anderson, 77 passed away at his home in Fort Wayne, IN. Sunday, September 9, 2018. He was born in South Berwick, ME to the late Irving Anderson and Helen Tracey (Shaw). John retired after several years of service from Wing Foot Goodyear in 2008. He is survived by his children David C. Anderson of Milton NH and Wendy Goodfield of Rochester NH: siblings Clayton Anderson of Rochester, NH:...
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Jack L. McAfee

September 9, 2018

Jack L. McAfee, 83 of Coldwater, MI passed away September 9, 2018. Jack was a Heavy Equipment Operator for Dehner, Shambaugh, and Fox Construction companies. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Loyal Order of Moose, American Legion and Operating Engineers Local #103. Jack is survived by his wife, Marlene J. (Campbell) McAfee, children, Bruce (Carol) McAfee, Nancy (Mike) Rush,...
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Michael Allen Hoeppner

September 8, 2018

Michael Allen Hoeppner, 71 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away September 8, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne on October 7, 1946 to the late Gilbert C. and Mitzi Hoeppner. Michael was the co-owner, along with his wife Linda, of Hoosier Pride Plastics, Inc. founded in 1988. He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran, the Elks, Free Mason's, Scottish Rite, Shriners and American Legion Post #499. Michael...
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Elaine (Meyer) Schuchhardt

September 8, 2018

Elaine (Meyer) Schuchhardt passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, September 8,2018. Born on February 12, 1933, Elaine was the youngest child of Wilhelm and Minnie Meyer who preceded her in death. She was a graduate of the former Central High School. Upon graduation, she worked for Lincoln Life then after raising her family, she earned her real estate license. Elaine...
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Leslie (Les) L. Henriksen

September 6, 2018

Leslie "Les" L. Henriksen, 86, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2018. Les was an Electrical Engineer for ITT from 1967 to 1995 when he retired. He graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1958 and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Les grew up in Beechwood, MI, a place he always called "home." He was an active member of Messiah Lutheran Church...
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Lorraine L. Tew

September 1, 2018

Lorraine L. Tew, 90 of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away September 1, 2018. She was born August 03, 1928 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Robert and Hazel (Siples) McLain. Lorraine was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and La Sertoma Club. She worked for various jewelry stores in Fort Wayne for over 50 years. Lorraine is survived by her loving children, Nevin A. Tew- Huntertown, IN, Dr....
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Gerald O. Fox

July 9, 1927 - August 31, 2018

Gerald O. "Jerry" Fox, 91 of Churubusco, IN passed away August 31, 2018. Jerry was born July 9, 1927 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Walter R. and Frances M. (Siefer) Fox. He was the Founder and Co-Owner of Fox & Fox Frame Service and previously with Body and Fender from 1946-1963. Jerry was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, member of St. Vincent DePaul Society and Holy Name Society...
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Nancy Coolman

August 26, 2018

After battling leukemia for 12 years, Nancy Coolman died in her home on August 26, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Born Nancy Jean Ostroot in Gary, IN on April 10, 1943, to Boyd (d. 2005) and Velma (d. 1998), she grew up in Portage, IN, graduated from Portage High School (1961) and from Purdue University (1965). On August 25, 1963, she married Roy Arland Coolman, with whom she celebrated...
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Donald (Don) Gene Crago

August 25, 2018

Donald "Don" Gene Crago, 46, passed away peacefully in his sleep, Saturday, August 25, 2018 in Fort Wayne, IN. Born in Huntington, IN Don was a 1990 Huntington North High School Graduate and served honorably in the U.S. Navy. Don started his career at Deister and then Hanson Stone Quarry. Currently, he was employed as a heavy equipment operator for the International Union of Operating Engineers ...
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Virginia T. Wulpi

August 24, 2018

Virginia T. Wulpi, 92, of Ft. Wayne, IN passed away peacefully on Friday, August 24th at Park Place Senior Living in Ft. Wayne. Born in Oak Park, IL, she was a long time member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. She was a devoted wife and mother. She was also an avid volunteer at Good Shepherd, the Embassy Theatre, and Parkview Hospital. Surviving are her four children, Susan (Jeff)...
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Keith W. Bisig

August 20, 2018

Keith W. Bisig, 70, passed away Monday, August 20, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois and was raised in Glenwood, Illinois. He moved to Fort Wayne in 1973. Keith was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. He worked as a heavy duty mechanic with Parrish Truck Leasing. Keith enjoyed fishing, nature, and lighthouses. He liked traveling, especially...
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Thomas P. (Tom) Carter

August 18, 2018

Thomas P. "Tom" Carter, 78, passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Tom served honorably and retired after 20 years from the U.S. Navy. He was very proud of his military service. He also worked as a maintenance engineer with Essex for 18 years, retiring in 2010. Tom was an avid bowler and enjoyed being outdoors. He loved to camp, fish and be by the fire. In his...
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Emily Rada Jovevski

August 16, 2018

Emily Rada Jovevski, 20, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Emily was born on July 31, 1998, in Fort Wayne, IN to Dragan and Jodi Lynn (Fitzgerald) Jovevski. She graduated from Carroll High school. Emily was a member at St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church in Fort Wayne. She enjoyed spending time with her family and...
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Brenda Skaggs

August 9, 2018

Brenda Skaggs, 53, passed away on August 9, 2018. She was born in Pensylvania on December 27, 1964, the daughter of the late William and Pauline Harr. Brenda had many passions in life including dolphins, gambling, and her beloved dog, Bear. More than anything Brenda loved her family and friends. Surviving are her children, Gregory (Alissia) Skaggs, and Rebecca Skaggs; and grandchildren, William...
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Thomas Edward Christlieb

August 9, 2018

Thomas Edward Christlieb, of Huntertown passed away on Thursday, August 9, at the age of 84 from cancer. Born in Lapel, Indiana in 1933, He was preceded in death by his father Harry L. Christlieb, mother Rosella Nichols, and two brothers, Larry and Danny Christlieb. A graduate of Northside High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1952 and served in the Korean War. Upon entering...
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Roger K. Gorsuch

August 7, 2018

Roger K. Gorsuch, 81, courageously passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at OSU's Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, due to surgical complications. Roger was born in Churubusco, Indiana. After serving in the Navy Reserves and beginning his career as a GE apprentice, he received an Associate's degree in Business Management. He was a supervisor at Plant Instrument for 10+ years. Roger...
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Paul D. Waites

August 6, 2018

Paul D. Waites, 72, passed away on August 6, 2018. He was born in Kingsport, TN, on April 18, 1946 the son of the late James Paul and Laura Waites of Warsaw IN. Paul served in the Army until he was honorably discharged in 1968. He worked at Zimmer INC in Quality Control for 28 years until his retirement. Paul was married to Marion E. Poling for 18 years until her passing in 1999. Paul was very...
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Franz-Martin (Marty) Peters

August 1, 2018

Franz-Martin (Marty) Peters, 68yrs. old, passed away Wednesday 8/1/18 at Lutheran hospital.Marty was born in Oberbauer, Germany on March 23, 1950. He is the son of Franz-Joseph and Charlotte Peters of Tecklenburg, Germany.Left to honor & remember his love are his wife, Jeanie, of 45yrs. of Westfield, N.Y., his children, grandchildren, Edda Peters Bryant with her husband, Wayne and kids, Madelyn...
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Robert L. Coplen

July 27, 2018

Robert L. Coplen, 88, passed away Friday, July 27, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Mr. Coplen was born on August 14, 1929 in Akron, Indiana to Lee V. and Cora (Zimmerman) Coplen. He graduated from Gilead High School in Macy, Indiana. Mr. Coplen served his country honorably during the Korean War with the United States Army. He then continued his education at Tri-State University, where he obtained a...
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Dwight E. Kuntz

July 27, 2018

Reverend Dwight E. Kuntz, 72, passed away Friday, July 27, 2018 at Parkview Randallia Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Abilene, KS, Dwight was a Minister in the Church of the United Brethren in Christ for 30 years and retired from the work force in 2007. He was a member of Living Grace Community Church formerly known as Union Chapel United Brethren Church. Dwight's greatest passion was serving the...
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Dorothy "Dotti" Sauer

July 27, 2018

Dorothy "Dotti" Sauer, 93, stopped making new memories Friday, July 27, 2018. Born in Richmond, IN, the daughter of the late Albert Wesley and Georgianna (Doyle) Leavell, Dotti was valedictorian of her 1942 class of Poling High School. Ever ambitious, she ventured to Fort Wayne and attended International Business College. She worked in the accounting departments at Essex Wire and Magnavox before...
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Julie M. Young

July 26, 2018

Julie M. Young, age 60, passed away peacefully at her home in Fort Wayne, surrounded by family, on Thursday July 26. Since the day she was born Julie brought people around her together. She had a passion for family, parties, and vacation adventures. She was known by all around her as the one who would organize and plan any function. An avid animal lover, she worked for nearly 30 years at the Fort...
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