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James A. Smith, Jr.

July 23, 2017

James A. Smith, Jr., 91, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, James was the son of the late James and Agnes Smith Sr. James was a WWII Marine veteran. He was a lineman and installer for GTE/Verizon for 40 years before his retirement in 1990. He was a member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, American Legion, Post 499 COF, IBEW #723. James enjoyed...
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Steven G. Love

July 21, 2017

Steven G. Love , 67, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, July 21, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Steven graduated from New Haven High School in 1968 and Sam's Technical Institute. He worked as a systems engineer with Raytheon for 39 years, retiring in 2013. Steven was a member of Aboite Lutheran Church. He was a past chairman of the Emmanuel Lutheran School Board and...
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Karen Elizabeth Leffers

July 21, 2017

Karen Elizabeth Leffers, 54, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 4, 1962, the daughter of Leroy and Marcia Leffers. Karen worked at Easter Seals ARC for 35 years, and was a life long member of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. She had a great love of dogs, and watching movies from the 50's and 60's era, especially Grease. She enjoyed spending...
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Steven Weddle

July 20, 2017

Steven Weddle, 53, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, IN on Dec. 18, 1963, he was the son of Floyd and Arlene Weddle who survive. He had worked with Rescom Construction for a number of years, and in 2006 opened his own business, Weddle Lawn Care. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife of 34 years, Cindy Weddle; children, Melissa (Nathan) Rusher, Brandon (Megan)...
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Katelyn M. Pulley

July 20, 2017

Katelyn M. Pulley, 25, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Katelyn graduated from Churubusco High School in 2011 and was currently attending Ivy Tech Community College. She worked for Wise Business Forms. Surviving are her father, Kevin (Rhonda) Pulley of Columbia City; mother, Kelly Pulley of Fort Wayne; fiancé, Aaron Heaton of Fort Wayne; brother, Eric Pulley of...
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Sharon E. Wiegman

July 20, 2017

Sharon E. Wiegman, 85, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Lutheran Life Villages at Pine Valley in Fort Wayne. Born in Decatur, Indiana, Sharon was the daughter of the late Charles and Edna Hite. Sharon was a lifetime member of the Fort Wayne Civic Theater. The Arts and Theater were a true passion of hers. She also enjoyed making crafts and was an avid animal lover. Sharon's exuberant...
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Bonnie Lou Stanford

July 20, 2017

Bonnie Lou Stanford, 76, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late W. Charles and Violet Martin. Bonnie was a compassionate and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother that will be remembered for her humor and unconditional love. Surviving are her husband, of 60 years John M Stanford, Sr. children,...
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Clara R. Dison

July 18, 2017

Clara R Dison, 79, passed away peacefully in her home, Tuesday, July 18, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Lake City, TN, Clara enjoyed fishing and being outdoors. She enjoyed sewing, adored her children, and liked to cook. Surviving are her daughter, Chanie (Don) Organ of Fort Wayne and son, Stephen (Cheryl) Dison of Franklin, OH; granddaughters, Andrea Lindsey and Stephanie (Christopher) McCoy;...
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Sharon (Shari) L. Closson

July 18, 2017

Sharon "Shari" L Closson, 67, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 18, 2017 surrounded by her family. Born in Sturgis, MI, Shari completed her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Ball State University. She worked as a Registered Nurse with Parkview Randallia for 38 years. Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Joseph Closson of Kimmell, IN; mother, Mary Ann Miller of Sturgis, MI; daughter,...
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Donald E. Bodeker

July 21, 1932 - July 17, 2017

Donald E Bodeker,84, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Donald worked with the Fort Wayne Engineering Department for 45 years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Surviving are his daughters, Linda L. (Les) Buttles of Fort Wayne and Terri A (Eddie) Newhard of Fort Wayne; sons, Rick L (Nancy) Bodeker of Avilla...
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Noel R. Wells

July 16, 2017

Noel R Wells, 83, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017 at his home in Leo. He was born in Auburn, Indiana to the late John W and Arlene H Wells. Noel graduated from Leo High School and was a lifetime resident of the community. He was a car salesman and worked at Allen County Motors, Bobilya Ford in Lagrange, IN and retired from Max Platt in Kendallville, IN. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul...
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Virginia G. (Meier) Roth

July 8, 2017

Virginia G. (Meier) Roth, age 93, went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 8, 2017. She was born November 9, 1923 in Swanton, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Roth, parents, Alfred and Grace Meier, sister, Phyllis Meier, and a special sister-in-law, Cleo Roth. For 10 years, Virginia started Missionary Churches in Hawaii and has been a promoter of missions wherever she...
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Alice M. Knepp

March 17, 1918 - June 30, 2017

ALICE M. KNEPP, 99, died Friday, June 30, 2017, at Harbour Assisted Living, Fort Wayne. A Kentucky native, Mrs. Knepp moved to Fort Wayne following World War II, married Harold, her husband of 52 years, and raised two children and a myriad of fruits and vegetables on 16 acres west of Leo. A classically-trained pianist, Mrs. Knepp taught piano and organ, directed choirs and ensembles, and played...
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Carol S. Borches

December 11, 1937 - June 30, 2017

Carol S. Borches, 79, passed away Friday, June 30, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Cincinnati, OH, Carol was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. Three of Carol's passions in life were her grandchildren, gardening, and playing cards. Surviving are her Spouse of 47 years, Donald Borches, of Fort Wayne; son, Robert H (Kelly) Wilson of Valparaiso; daughter, Patty (Greg)...
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Elwyn Rigsby

June 29, 2017

Elwyn "Gene" E. Rigsby, 82, slipped peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, June 29, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Ironton, OH, Gene worked as an Engineer with General Telephone for 25 years, and after retirement he worked with Hoosier Park Casino. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Army. Gene enjoyed golfing, and loved spending Sunday afternoons at Peanuts drinking Diet...
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JoAnne Martin

August 3, 1938 - June 28, 2017

JoAnne Martin, 78, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, JoAnne retired from the VA Canteen after 15 years of service. Surviving are her daughter, Kim (Douglas) Heiser of Fort Wayne; son, Thomas (Debra) Schlup of Fort Wayne; daughter, Sandra (Dan) Jones of Fort Wayne; companion, Joe Kohl of Fort Wayne; 5 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and sister,...
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Jackson Leslie Beam

June 24, 2017

Jackson Leslie Beam,18, passed away unexpectedly after an unfortunate illness. Jack was an amazing young man. He was an outstanding student, an Eagle Scout, a 3rd degree Taekwondo black belt, and a fine banjo player. More importantly, he was a sweet and obedient son, a loving brother, and a great friend. Jack was preparing to serve as a missionary in Taiwan, followed by studies of...
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Joan D. (Jo) Shoaff

June 20, 2017

Joan D. "Jo" Shoaff, 89, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. She was born on February 26, 1928 in Fort Wayne, IN, the daughter of the late Carl and Ruth Vorndran. She was a member of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. Joan graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1946. She began her working career as a Secretary at GE Winter Street where she met her future husband, Robert "Bob" Shoaff....
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Dorothy (Dottie) L. Tyler

June 17, 2017

Dorothy "Dottie" L. Tyler, 90, passed away on June 17, 2017. She was born August 30, 1926 in Pioneer, Ohio to the late James and Ruth King. Dottie retired from Sears after 27 years of service in 1988. She was a devoted wife and mother. A very social woman, that enjoyed friends and family. Surviving are her children, Beverly Raymer, and Steven (Diane) Tyler; grandchildren, Laurie (Stan) McCall,...
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Richard Francis Piekarski

June 15, 2017

Richard Francis Piekarski, 80, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017. He was born in South Bend, IN on October 5, 1936, son of the late Stanley and Helen (Kitkowski) Piekarski. Richard was a tireless worker, and retired from Rochester Midland, in Rochester, NY. His hobbies included golfing, fishing, traveling, attending sporting events, concerts and the Philharmonic. Musical talent is ...
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Karin E. Trocchio

June 14, 2017

Karin E. Trocchio, 63, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Born in Gary, Indiana Karin was the daughter of the late Henry and Edna Mattson. Karin loved her job as an executive secretary with US Steel for 29 years and with Parkview Health for 4 years prior to her retirement. She was a member of the Parkview Seniors Club. Karin enjoyed photography and spending time with her family. Surviving...
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Donald F. Didier

June 13, 2017

Donald F. Didier, 93, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Saint Anne Home in Fort Wayne, IN. Born in Fort Wayne November 18, 1923, Don was the son of Clem and Edith Didier. Don was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and met friends from the Class of '41 monthly for lunch. Enlisting in 1942, Don served his country in the Air Force at Baer Field in Fort Wayne. In the years immediately...
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Donald Bowers

June 10, 2017

Donald P. Bowers, 89, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Delaware County, Donald worked with the Dana Corporation for 51 years where he retired as Supervisor of the Sample Dept. He was a member of the Dana Quarter Century Club. Donald enjoyed farming, playing cards, golfing, and most of all spending time with his grandchildren. Surviving are his wife, Peggy Dey Bowers...
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Christopher A. vanAttenhoven

June 10, 2017

Christopher A. vanAttenhoven, 30, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017 in Albion, IN. Born in Augsburg, Germany, Christopher worked as a pipe fitter with Shambaugh and Sons and was a member of the Local Union #166. Surviving are his four children, Ayden, Gabrielle, Ava, and Vincent; mother, Jacquelene (Jeffrey) Finton of New Haven, IN; father, Anthony (Melody) vanAttenhoven of Auburn, IN; ...
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Philip D. Kuhn

June 10, 2017

Philip D Kuhn, 84, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Phillip worked for Carson- Perry-Scott for several years, retiring in 1992. He loved camping, in the Smokey Mountains especially, going at least 3 times a year. Philip adored his cat Susie, Surviving are his son, Scott (Debby) Kuhn of New Haven; sisters, Sharon, Kathy...
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Phillip (Phil) Shultz

June 7, 2017

Phillip "Phil" Shultz, 56, was called home on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 8, 1960. Phil graduated with the class of 1979 from Paul Harding High School. He worked with BAE Systems for 19 years, he previously worked at Magnavox for 10 years. Phil loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. Spending time at the lake was one of his favorite activities...
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Virginia Witmer

June 4, 2017

Virginia E. Witmer, 89, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, Lance R. (Angela Graham) Hauth; daughter, Constance Hauth-Overly; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; brother, Gaius C. Steiner; and sister, Christine Gerig. Virginia was preceded in death by husband, Winston J. Witmer; father, Armin C. Steiner; mother, Martha E....
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Sharon Redders

June 4, 2017

Sharon Redders, 62, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Madison, WI, Sharon worked as a secretary with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 20 years. She was a member of Risen Savior Lutheran Church. Sharon enjoyed playing euchre, making her own greeting cards, cheering on the Green Bay Packers, and most of all spending time with family. Surviving are her husband of 43 years,...
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John P. Berger, DDS

October 18, 1927 - June 4, 2017

John P. Berger, D.D.S. passed away on June 4, 20017 at Lutheran Life Village, Fort Wayne. He was 89 years old. He was born on October 18, 1927 in Mishawaka, Indiana. He was preceded by his parents Paul S. Berger, Hazel F. Berger and his sister, Betty Hans (Dean). John enjoyed music, playing the saxophone and was active in school events at Mishawaka High School. John loved Lake Wawasee where he...
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Larry G. Waggoner

June 4, 2017

Larry G. Waggoner, 85, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 at The Cedars in Leo-Cedarville. Born in Decatur, IN, Larry worked with International Harvester and General Electric. Most recently he worked as a courtesy van driver for Bob Thomas Ford. Larry proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of North Highlands Church of Christ for 57 years...
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Kathleen Hyndman

June 4, 2017

Kathleen Hyndman, 66, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. She was born on May 3, 1951 in Fort Wayne, IN. Kathy was the baker in Bishop Dwenger's kitchen for 28 years and was famous for Kathy's cookies and rolls. Kathy was a kind person who was always giving of her time and treasure to make someone's day better. Surviving are her husband of 44 years, Steven...
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Mary Ellen Wisniewski

June 2, 2017

Mary Ellen Wisniewski, 99, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017. Surviving are her daughter, Joellen (Lynn) Gross of Churubusco and son, Paul D Wisniewski of Morristown, TN; 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, Mary Ellen was preceded in death by father, Edward G Clemmer; mother Louise Clemmer; husband, John P. Wisniewski; daughter, Mary C Didion; brothers, John E Clemmer, Donald D Clemmer, and...
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Marilyn Elaine Grile

May 30, 2017

Marilyn Elaine Grile, 86, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. She was born in Marion, IN on April 26, 1931, the daughter of the late William and Bertha Stewart. Marilyn was married to Gerald Grile on April 25, 1952, and they shared 56 years of marriage together before his passing in 2008. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Marilyn dedicated her whole life to...
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Robert E. Faulkner, Sr.

May 29, 2017

Robert E. Faulkner Sr., 87, passed away Monday, May 29, 2017. Surviving are his children, Robert (Marguerite) Faulkner, Jr.; James (Cara) Faulkner; Peggy Brown, David (Ann) Faulkner; sister, Beverly Mraz; 10 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Faulkner; siblings Ada Marks, Roseman Numbers, Harry Faulkner, Diane Faulkner, William...
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Lauralynn M. Frane

May 27, 2017

Lauralynn M. Frane, 76, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017. Surviving are her sons, Jeffrey (Joyce) Frane; Chris (Jackie) Frane; and Scott (Kim) Frane; daughter, Jessica D. Hernandez; daughter-in-law, Mary Jo (Mike) Bair;14 grandchildren & 3 great grandchildren; sister, Carolynn E Werline. Lauralynn was preceded in death by father, Virgil A Scherrer; mother, Helen Scherrer; husband,...
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Michael Jack Scheerer

May 26, 2017

Michael Jack Scheerer, 71, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017 in Kokomo, IN. Michael worked with Zollner Pistons for 25 years retiring in 2000. Surviving are his brother, Todd (Bonnie) Scheerer of Fort Wayne; Norma (Larry) Richeson of Russiaville, IN; many nieces and nephews . Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Scheerer and Lora Rose; and his brother, James Scheerer. Memorials...
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Craig Brase

May 25, 2017

Craig Brase, 59, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital. Craig enjoyed spending time at Snow Lake with family and friends, sketching, and cooking. Throughout his life he worked in customer service. Craig is survived by his siblings; Shayne (Greg) Albright, Lisa Brase, Geary (Alison) Brase, Corrine Brase, and Pamela (Jeff) Adams; daughter, Alexis Brase;...
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Sally Jo Daugherty

May 25, 2017

Sally Jo Daugherty, 60, passed away May 25, 2017. Surviving are her children, Heather (John) Smith of Avilla, IN, Laura (Jerry) Coblentz of Leo, IN, and Christopher Harden of Kendallville, IN,; 4 grandchildren, Joshua, Jacob, Ian, and Jae; 8 siblings, Ronnie, Myra, Christina, Jackie, Ronda, Michael, Timothy, and William; and companion, Marty Gause of Leo, IN. Sally was preceded in death by...
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Richard E. "Dick" McCart, Sr.

December 14, 1940 - May 23, 2017

New Haven - Richard E. "Dick" McCart Sr., 76, of New Haven, died suddenly May 23, 2017 at his summer home near Upper Long Lake in Noble County. He was born to James and Ruth-Morris McCart in Chattam, Ontario, Canada. The family moved to Fort Wayne when Richard was an infant. He graduated from North Side High School. In 1968, he married Brenda Hardiek McNamara. Richard was sales manager for Kunkle...
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Pamela Rose (Dirrim) Jordan

May 23, 2017

Pamela Rose (Dirrim) Jordan returned her soul to her loving Heavenly Father from Parkview Randallia's Supportive Care Hospice Unit early in the morning on Tuesday, May 23rd when, surrounded by her loving husband, Fred, their children, and her sister, Margaret, she took her last breath and returned home completing her earthly journey quietly and at complete peace.In lieu of flowers, preferred...
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G. Douglas McConnell

May 22, 2017

G. Douglas McConnell, 78, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Doug graduated from Chase High School in Chase, KS, then completed his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Evansville. Later he completed his Master's degree in Business Administration from Indiana University. Doug began his career as an electrical engineer with Magnavox where he worked on...
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Lee Allen Nierman

May 20, 2017

Lee Allen Nierman, 46, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017. Surviving are his wife, Chandra Nierman of Angola, IN: his children, Loruel Nierman of Davison, MI, Jordyn Nierman, Emaley Nierman, Mark Nierman, Josie Nierman, Avarey Nierman, Bradley Nierman all of Angola, IN; father, Dale Nierman of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, Duane and Gary; and 3 sisters, Terri, Cathy, and Linda. Lee was preceded in...
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Anastasia (Raptis) Hatzigeorgiou

May 18, 2017

Anastasia "Raptis" Hatzigeorgiou, 56 of Fort Wayne, died peacefully on May 18, 2017. Born on July 5, 1960 in Fort Wayne, she attended South Side High School and worked at Friends Restaurant alongside her husband. She was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Surviving are her husband, Nikolaos "Nikos" G. Hatzigeorgiou; a daughter, Marianthi Hatzigeorgiou; a son, George "Yorgo"...
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Iris Joann Sauder Griggs

May 18, 2017

Iris Joann Sauder Griggs, 88 yrs. old, former high school teacher and proud native of Grabill, Indiana left to be with the Lord, peacefully on the morning on May 18th . She was predeceased by her husband of 38 years, Robert Easton Griggs. She is survived by step-daughters Janet Yarberry (Robin); and Sussan Falge (Robert). Also, surviving her are five beloved siblings; 1 sister-in-law; three...
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Edna M. Coe

May 12, 2017

Edna M. Coe, 93, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017. Born in Napoleon, Ohio, Edna was the daughter of the late Herman and Frieda Schuette. She was a faithful wife, dedicated mother, and loving friend to many. Surviving are her sons, James Coe of Fort Wayne, Michael (Linda) Coe of Eaton, OH; and sister, Laura (Richard) Meyer. Edna was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Coe; siblings, Paul,...
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Rick (Rickie) N. Smith

May 11, 2017

Rick (Rickie) N. Smith , 63, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017 at IU Med Center in Indianapolis. Born in Fort Wayne, Rick worked at Steel Dynamics, Korte Paper, and Eagle Picher Plastics for many years. He graduated North Side High School in 1972 and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church - St. Joe Center Road and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan, Rick loved to travel and adored his children, Bandit...
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A. Jeanette (Gee) Caccamo

May 10, 2017

A. Jeanette "Gee" Caccamo, 83, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Park Place Senior Living. Jeanette was the daughter of the late Harold and Marie Redman. Surviving are her children, Michael (Kay) Caccamo; Kevin Caccamo; Karen (Bart) Brown, Debra Wills; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Jeanette was preceded in death by her husband John Caccamo; great-grandson, Blayne...
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Gabrielle AnnNicole Patterson

May 8, 2017

Gabrielle AnnNicole Patterson, age 10, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Monday, May 8, 2017. Gabrielle was born on June 2, 2006 in Fort Wayne, IN. The Backyardigans, Disney Princesses, singing along with movies, and listening to her cousin, Miles play the piano were some of Gabrielle's favorite things. She was a fun loving, energetic little girl who was full of courage...
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Jean Louise Gonzales

May 7, 2017

Jean Louise Gonzales, 92, of Auburn, IN, died peacefully in her sleep Sunday, May 7, 2017. Jean was born in Waterloo, IN, to Guy and Mildred Zerkle. She will be buried near them in Lindenwood Cemetery, next to her beloved husband, Jesse M. Gonzales and a son Mark Steven Gonzales. Jean is survived by six children: Lisa (Ron) Jordan; Jesse (Lola) Gonzales; Maria (Steve) Gardner; Sandra (Joe)...
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Esther Roberts Sichanis

January 14, 1940 - May 4, 2017

Esther Sichanis, 77, went home to meet her Savior on May 4th, 2017. Born in New Haven, Indiana, on January 14, 1940, her full maiden name was Miriam Esther Roberts, and she was the devoted daughter of Herman and Cebe Roberts. The only girl of 3 older brothers, Gene, Edwin and Paul, Esther is the last of her siblings to pass away. She had such grace and class. To know her was to love her. She...
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Harold D. Sprunger

May 3, 2017

Harold D. Sprunger, 91, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at The Towne House Retirement Center of Fort Wayne. Born in Berne, IN, Harold completed his Bachelor's degree and Master's degree from the University of Michigan. He worked with Dunbar Furniture where he served as President. Most recently he worked as a Plant Manager with Batesville Casket Company for 12 years, retiring in 1987. He...
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Clement Charles Madden

August 24, 1934 - April 30, 2017

CLEMENT CHARLES MADDEN, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on the evening of Sunday, April 30, 2017, with family by his side. He was born August 24,1934 in Chicago, IL. He was the son of James and Gertrude Madden. Clem grew up in Chicago, Boston and Nutley, NJ, where he attended Queen of Peace High School. There, he met the love of his life and future wife, Maureen. After high school, Clem...
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James A. (Jim) Shuler

April 30, 2017

James A. "Jim" Shuler, 69, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jim was the son of the late Arthur and Betty Shuler. Jim attended North Side High School and was active in their sports programs. He served our country in the 101st Airborne Division as a paratrooper during the Vietnam War. Jim worked with Dana for 30 years, retiring in 2000. ...
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Judith (Judy) A. Kirn

April 30, 2017

Judith "Judy" A. Kirn, 74, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, William Kirn; son, Kirk (Mylin) Fisher; daughters, Rhonda Kujawa; and Melissa (Scott) Yorko; 6 grandchildren; and her 7 siblings, Rita Caston, Leon Caston, Ruth Overholt, Danny (Cora) Caston, Dean (Sherry) Caston, Richard (Jan) Caston, and Jill (Doug) Worden. Judy was preceded in death ...
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George T. Mangos

April 27, 2017

George T. Mangos, 87, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Born in 1930 in Polikerasos, Greece to Thoma and Maria Mangos, George was the youngest of four boys. He immigrated to the United States in 1951 and settled in Fort Wayne. One of his favorite stories to tell, was that he "came to this country with only five dollars in his pocket." George was...
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Marilyn J. Ryan

April 25, 2017

Marilyn J. Ryan, 51, of Fort Wayne passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 after a long struggle with Lung Cancer. Marilyn was employed at Big G's in Columbia City, Indiana for 12 years. She loved her job and all the people. She often talked about their kindness and how much she missed everyone. Her family was her life and she loved them unconditionally. She had such a fun loving, kind and...
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Barbara R. Erb

April 24, 2017

Barbara R. Erb, 84, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on July 8, 1932 the daughter of the late Emmett and Julia Rauner. Barb graduated from Central Catholic High School. She was an executive secretary at I&M for 25 years where she eventually retired from. In Barb's spare time she loved playing bridge, listening to music, and enjoying a glass of wine. She...
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Christine A Ohler

October 17, 1951 - April 21, 2017

Christine A. Ohler, 65, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Christine was the daughter of Harold and Patricia Ohler who survive. Christine graduated from North Side High School. She was the owner of Tasty Pizza in North Manchester for many years. She was a chef at Oakwood Inn in Syracuse, and the head cook with Warsaw Community Schools during...
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John Mason Howard

April 19, 2017

John Mason Howard, 90, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017. He was the son of Charles W. and Elizabeth Emma Howard. Surviving are his wife Pauline Jeanette Howard; children, Sandra Niezer; Susan (Dennis) Taylor; Linda (Bruce) Menshy; Deborah (Mike) Mullen; Michael (Pat)Howard; brother, Phil (Sharon) Howard; 13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. John was...
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Paul (Dave) Eggelston

April 17, 2017

Paul "Dave" Eggelston, 61, passed away Monday, April 17, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Paul was the son of the late Paul and Vivian Eggelston. Paul graduated from North Side High School and earned his bachelors degree from Indiana Tech. He was the Assistant Vice President of Facilities at Lincoln Financial Group where he had been working for the past 33...
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Sally A. Hake

April 17, 2017

Sally A. Hake, 82, of Clear Lake, Indiana, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017 at her home after a brave battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Sally was born January 8, 1935, to the late Gerald and Irene (Schaefer) Aurentz. She was married on May 7, 1982, in Fort Wayne to Dr. Joseph W. Hake. Sally graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1953. She studied Fine Arts at Indiana...
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Kay Stinson

April 13, 2017

Kay Karen (Kingery) Stinson, 81, of Fort Wayne,Indiana passed away on April 13, 2017 at Kingston Memory Care in Fort Wayne. Kay was born in Worthington, MN to John & Mathilda Kingery on March 22nd, 1936. She graduated from Worthington High School in 1954. She attended Worthington Community College where she studied Library Science. Her life's "work" was being a stay at home mom to her three...
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Margie E. Houston

April 12, 2017

Margie E. Houston, 95, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Surviving are her son, Gary A. (Leslie) Houston of Pismo Beach, CA; daughter, Margaret K. Artoux of Fort Wayne; daughter, Marlene S. (Ken) Ott of Avilla, IN; 5 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and brother, Howard (Margaret) Davis of Van Buren, IN. Margie was preceded in death by her husband Willie A....
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Marilyn A. Irons

April 10, 2017

Marilyn A. Irons, 68, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Robert Irons; son, Kevin (Christina) Irons; daughter, Danielle A. (Joshua) Eme; 4 grandchildren, Nolan, Carter, Oliver, and Alexandra; brothers, Wayne (Ann) Coles; Canada, and Carl (Jennifer) Stewart; Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Vern Peter Coles and Anne Elizabeth Meyer;...
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Jerome J. Klein

April 9, 2017

Jerome J. Klein, 82, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017. He was born on December 2, 1934 in West Bend, WI, the son of the late John and Louise Klein. Jerry and his wife, Gerry always enjoyed working together, traveling, managing properties, fixing up homes, and even owning an ice cream shop in Angola. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Gerry Klein; daughter, Colleen (Kevin) McCarthy; and...
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John Hilger

April 7, 2017

John Henry Hilger, 70, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 in Amsterdam while on vacation. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN. John graduated from Arcola HS in1964 and earned his Bachelors in Horticulture in 1968 at Purdue University. He was a loving husband, father, and grandpa devoted to the Catholic Church. John was a Deacon and a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church....
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Dorothy L. Silkworth

April 7, 2017

Dorothy L. Silkworth, 95, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017. Born in Decatur, Illinois, Dorothy was the daughter of the late John and Florence Schumacher. She was the gift shop manager at Keltsch Pharmacy for 26 years, prior to her retirement. Surviving are her daughter, Dianna (Greg) Slusser of Fort Wayne; 6 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-granddaugther. Dorothy was...
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Diane (Haffelt) Sheets

April 7, 2017

Diane (Haffelt) Sheets, 59, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, April 7, 2017 surrounded by her family. Born in Gallipolis, Ohio, Diane was the daughter of Jerald and Doris Haffelt who survive. Diane was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and spiritual mother to her family and friends. She took an active role at Cedarville Community Church and led the women's ministries. She was...
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Joe Wozniak

April 6, 2017

Joe Wozniak went home to be with the Lord on April 6, 2017. He was born into a loving Christian family in Cleveland, Ohio on October 8, 1956. The eldest of the three children of Adolph and Dolores Jones Wozniak, he moved with his family to Fort Wayne in 1966. Joe attended several schools in the Allen County system until he was 18. For many years he worked at the Easter Seals Arc of Northeast...
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Phyllis V. Lucas

April 6, 2017

Phyllis V. Lucas, 87, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Ashton Creek Health and Rehab in Ft. Wayne. Born in Saint Clairsville, Ohio, Phyllis was the daughter of the late John and Hanna Jessee. Phyllis was raised on a farm and developed a strong work ethic that carried on throughout her life. She earned her Associates Degree in Nursing from Parkland College in Champaign, IL, her Bachelors...
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Ben G. Music

October 19, 1934 - April 1, 2017

Ben G. Music, 82, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Lutheran Life Villages Nursing Home in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born on October 19, 1934 in Betsy Layne, KY to Ben and Inez Music. He served in the U.S. Army for 2 years during the Korean War and was stationed in Fort Lewis, WA. While in Washington, Ben met the love of his life, Marlene "Candy" Hovis. Ben and Candy were married in 1955 in...
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Kenneth (Bubba) A. Norris

April 1, 2017

Kenneth "Bubba" A. Norris, 57, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017. Surviving are his wife, Georgiana Norris; daughter, Erica (Michael) Roberts; daughter, Erin (Jon White) Norris; son, Dustin Norris; mother, Virginia Rae Norris; 9 grandchildren; sisters, Kim (Doug Lehman) Norris, and Kathi Taki; brother, Kip (Crissy) Norris; several nieces and nephews; and special children, Loren...
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Charles Harry Reichart, Jr.

March 31, 2017

Charles Harry Reichart Jr., 86, passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017. He was born on his mother's birthday on May 3, 1930 in Washington DC the son of the late Charles Harry Reichart Sr. and Anna Marie Reichart. He was honorably discharged from the US Navy Reserves after 5 years of service. He graduated from Benjamin Franklin University in Washington DC in 1951 with a BA in Commercial Science....
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Kenneth J. Fritz

March 30, 2017

Kenneth J. Fritz, 73, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017. He was the son of the late Ralph and Evelyn Fritz. He was a retired Ironworker from IW local 147. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marcia Fritz; daughters, Cindy and Michelle Fritz; brothers, Howard Fritz, and Ray Coak; sisters, Roxanne Krauss, Yvonne (Bill) Timmins. Ken enjoyed spending time with his...
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Kathryn R. Lentz

March 28, 2017

Kathryn F. Reutter Lentz, wife of Harold W. Lentz went to be with her Lord and Savior, March 28, 2017. She is survived by her loving husband Harold; sister, Eileen Williams; and her five children, Barbara (Alan) Gallatin, William (Katie) Lentz, Susan (Jeff) Britton, Linda (William) Valley, Katherine Mather; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her older...
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Judith Ann Hackett

March 27, 2017

Judith Ann Hackett, 70, passed away on March 27, 2017. Judith worked in the hospitality industry during her working years. Her life was full of spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Surviving are her children; Andy (Tina) Anderson, Cindy (Dale) Doctor, Vicky (Rick) Voss, Tammy (Tom) Meredith; step-son, Patrick Todd; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 3 step...
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Hubert Runkle

March 26, 2017

Hubert Runkle went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Born May 11, 1931 in Fulton County, Indiana, Hubert was the son of the late Hubert Thomas and Mary Runkle. He graduated from Mexico Indiana High School class of 1949. He attended Faith Baptist Church in Fort Wayne. Hubert was the owner of Precise Tooling Company, specializing in plastic mold injections. He had a...
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Diane E. Ford Revett

March 25, 2017

Diane E. Ford Revett, 77, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Diane was the owner and operator of Diane's Patchwork Parlor and The Country House. Surviving are her daughters, Kiersten Mieritz of Fort Wayne, and Gretchen (Scott) Duncan of Ponca, NE; and her granddaughter, Samantha Conrad of Fort Wayne. Diane was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Revett; parents, Don and...
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Robin Falzone

March 23, 2017

Robin Falzone has left us to volunteer in heaven. Robin, 74, was born in New York City, and grew up on Long Island. In 1977, she and her three children moved to Florida; and in 2015 she and her son, Bill, bought land in Leo and built their "retirement home." Actually retirement is a word that does not fit Robin. She was a bundle of enthusiastic energy and gave her all to many volunteer causes....
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L. Thomas Byers

March 22, 2017

L. Thomas Byers, 86, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on January 16, 1931, the son of the late Howard and Hannah Byers. After graduating South Side High School in 1949, Tom joined the Air Force and served during the Korean War. Upon his return Tom began his career, serving as the Division Vice President with Mutual Security Life for 7 years, he then...
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Chase Maxwell Warner

March 22, 2017

Chase Maxwell Warner, 21, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Chase was the son of Jeff and Jenifer Warner. Chase graduated from Carroll High School class of 2014, where he was active in the schools Hockey Team. Since the age of three, Chase had played travel Hockey, until he joined the High School team in 2012. Chase always had a smile on his face, and was kind to...
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Gage Daniel Linnemeier

March 21, 2017

Our son, Gage Daniel Linnemeier, 21, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Gage attended Suburban Bethlehem School and graduated from Churubusco High School in 2014. He worked in Special Operations with a great company that he loved "Fort Wayne Metals". Anyone who knew Gage knew that he was extremely strong in his faith with the Lord and possessed an...
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Betty J. Leamon

March 21, 2017

Betty J Leamon, 97, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Surviving are daughters, Susan (James) Perl and Linda S. Schenkel; son, J Mark (Marcy) Leamon; brothers, Paul (Ann) Easley and Charles (Reta) Easley; sister, Ruth Ann Hyndman; 11 grandchildren;19 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by father, Erwin Easley, mother, Gladys Easley Shutt,...
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Kathleen B. Angel

March 21, 2017

Kathleen B. Angel, 85, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Kathleen graduated from Central Catholic HS in 1949. She worked at Lake End Sales of New Haven, IN, Eckrich Meats and Kraft Foods in Kendallville, IN. She enjoyed playing the slot machines and going to casinos and shopping. Kathleen's passion was her family and...
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Neil L. Doster

March 21, 2017

Neil L. Doster, 89, passed away on March 21, 2017 in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fremont, Indiana to Leslie A. and Ruth (George) on June 15, 1927. He was involved in several entrepreneurial projects in the Fremont area including a Pure Oil Service Station, a truck stop, and a bulk oil delivery service. He had been employed at Dana Weatherhead Corporation for 35 years before his retirement. He was...
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Sylvia Christon

March 20, 2017

Sylvia Christon , 90, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017.Surviving are 3 sons, Andy (Mary) Christon of Saint Augustine, FL, Ron (Leslie) Christon of Smyrna, GA, Kim Christon of Fort Wayne, Grandchildren Laura (Craig) VanHorn, Marla (Jason,)Hawk ,Jill Christon, Andy (Erica) Christon, Kevin (Shawn) Christon, Alex Christon ; great-grand children, Roxanne VanHorn, Lexi VanHorn, Macie, Ansley and...
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Sharon Barnum

March 18, 2017

Sharon Barnum , 75, passed away March 18, 2017 in Brandon, Florida. Surviving are her daughters; Vickie (Ted) Miller; Deb (Steve) Schmidt; Christie (Tim) Schild of Auburn, brothers; Ron (Jennifer) Cummings, Mike (Sandy) Cummings; Bruce (Deb) Cummings; grandchildren; Michael (Lesley) Douglass; Jenna (Travis Buller) Schmidt; Tayler Schmidt; Jourdan Schaefer; great-grandchildren, Jacob...
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Phyllis Lorene Langston

March 16, 2017

Phyllis Lorene Langston, 83, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on February 19, 1934, the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Lee. Phyllis enjoyed playing bingo, and was a member of the Delta Rho Chapter of the Sigma Beta sorority. She was a very loving and caring person. Spending time with her family, having family...
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Vernell (Nell) Williams

March 13, 2017

Vernell"Nell" Williams, 82, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, March 13, 2017. She was born in Boaz,Alabama on June 24, 1934, the daughter of the late Homer and Minnie Maroney. She loved to travel abroad to a variety of places including Jamaica, Hawaii, Alaska and Canada. Nell worked as a waitress at Halls Hollywood for 47 years closely with her friends and coworkers. She loved...
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Dick M. Kryder

March 11, 2017

Dick M. Kryder, 86, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017. Surviving are his wife, Marceil J. Kryder; sons, Scott A. Kryder; Todd A. (Mary) Kryder; step-daughters, Deanna R. (Jeffrey) Gilbert; Brenda L. (Billy) Britton; step-sons, David M. (Denice) Zehr; Daniel M. (Ashley) Zehr; 24 grandchildren, 4 great grandchild. Dick was preceded in death by his first wife Marjorie, parents, Walter M....
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Bonnie Alice Stout

March 9, 2017

Bonnie Alice Stout, 91, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her son, Larry (Amanda) Stout of Baraboo, WI; son, Tom (Chris) Stout of Napanee, IN; daughter, Elaine (Gary) LeFever of Fort Wayne; step-son, Jerry Stout of Clermont, FL; 6 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Stout; and parents Edward and Mary...
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Thomas V. Koehl

March 7, 2017

Thomas V. Koehl , 88, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Bethlehem Woods Nursing and Rehb. Thomas was born in Fort Wayne and worked as a machinist at Harvester and General Electric, and owned his own business at the "Green Barn". Most recently he worked 20 years, as a truck driver for North American Van Lines retiring in 2000. He was a member of St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and...
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Gregory Scott Zirkle

March 6, 2017

Gregory Scott Zirkle, 53, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Gregory worked as a Project Engineer with American Structure Point for 6 years. He served our country in United States Marine Corps. Greg was actively involved in the community, he played in the Senior Hockey League at the Icehouse and started the Men's group of Celebrate Recovery in Angola. He...
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Robert O. Rowlett

March 4, 2017

Robert O. Rowlett, 88, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his son, Doug (Mallie) Rowlett of Fort Wayne; daughter, Deborah (Larry) Wender of Spring, TX; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 siblings, Nancy and Jimmy; and his former wife Colleen Rowlett. Robert was preceded in death by his son, Robert M. Rowlett; parents, Oliver and Anna Rowlett; and 4...
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Colter Elijah Schlatter

May 25, 1999 - March 2, 2017

Colter Elijah Schlatter, 17, passed away on March 2, 2017. Colter was born on May 25, 1999, a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne. Colter was a senior at Northrop High School. He was academically outstanding and was active in orchestra, jazz band, concert band, and wind ensemble, primarily playing the alto and "bari" saxophone, but also the viola. Spending time outdoors, reading, studying history and...
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Joan Robel

March 1, 2017

Joan M. Robel, 86, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Elwood, Indiana, Joan was the daughter of the late Edward and Eleanor Ley. She graduated from Huntington Catholic High School class of 1949. Joan graduated Cum Laude from Memphis State University with a bachelors degree in sociology and psychology. In her youth, Joan was a runway model in...
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Nora Shirk-Kauder

December 29, 1925 - February 28, 2017

Nora Shirk-Kauder, 91, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's. She was born in Farmersville, PA, on December 29, 1925, the daughter of the late Ammon and Elsie White. Nora shared a lake home in Albion, IN on Lake Williams with her first husband of 25 years, G. Ernest Shirk. She enjoyed spending time there and fishing. Nora remarried her second husband...
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William (Billy) (Batman) E. Gibson

February 27, 2017

William "Billy" "Batman" E. Gibson, 67, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017. He was, born on October 28, 1949, and was the son of the late Willard and Agatha Gibson. Billy didn't just like Batman, he believed he was Batman. Being Batman is a busy job, but Billy still had time to work at Easter Seals ARC with his friends. Billy was a social guy, he loved coffee, ice cream, watching old TV...
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Helen J. (Dillmann) Duskin

February 26, 2017

Helen J. (Dillmann) Duskin, 92, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Bethlehem Woods Rehab Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Helen was the daughter of the late Robert and Helen Dillman. Helen married her high school sweetheart Bernard Duskin on November 6, 1943 in Pollocksville, North Carolina. They enjoyed 73 years of marriage together. Helen aspired to be an opera singer....
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William King

February 24, 2017

William "Howard" King, 96, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017. Born in Randolph County, Indiana, Howard was the son of the late Chester and Ina King. Howard was a WWII Army veteran. He worked with Charles Hilker and Sons as a supervisor prior to going to Aristoline Cabinet Company for the next 32 years, retiring in 1993. Arrangements by D.O McComb & Sons PIne Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320...
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