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Virginia Mae Wampler

May 17, 2018

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, Virgina Mae Wampler (99), mother, grandmother and sister passed away peacefully at her home in Ft. Wayne, IN. She was born to Ernest and Sylvia (Thatcher) Lantis on March 22, 1919. She was older sister to Jannette Hartman Caley of Brewster MA., Louise Buzzard (deceased) and Dorothy Stocksdale (deceased). She was married to Fredrick (Fritz) Guthier of Huntington, IN. and...
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Steven Lee Stroup, Sr.

May 17, 2018

Steven Lee Stroup Sr., 79, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018 surrounded by family. Steve was a loving, caring, husband and father. Born in Sturgis, MI, to Walter and Mabel Stroup. Steve was the CEO of HVAC Machine Company. He was a member of Emmanuel Community Church. He was known for 36 patents he created for the HVAC industry. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Loretta Stroup, son, Steve ...
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Nick Minnick

May 16, 2018

Nick Minnick, 75, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Born in Columbia City, Indiana, Nick was the son of the late Clarence and Florence Minnick. He worked in the Heating and Cooling Industry until his retirement. Nick was an avid model airplane builder. He enjoyed flying his completed projects and belongs to Flying Circuits. Nick was a tinkerer around the house and was willing to give his...
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Charlene M. Wenzel

May 14, 2018

Charlene M. Wenzel, 69, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Edward Peter and Evelyn Marie Derheimer. Charlene graduated from Bishop Dwenger High School in 1967 and earned her Associates from Ivy Tech. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and loved spending time with her family. Charlene was a librarian with...
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Jean N. Wagner

May 13, 2018

Jean N Wagner, 94, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Saint Anne Home in Fort Wayne. She was born in Ray, IN, to the late Clayton James and Birdene Collins McNaughton. Jean worked at Summit Bank as a teller for 12 years, retiring in 1990. Previously she worked at the Wayne Metal Protection Company. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Surviving are her daughters, Ann L. ...
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Hubert John (Bud) Steinbacher

May 11, 2018

Hubert John "Bud" Steinbacher, 91, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, IL, Bud worked as a union electrician through Local 305 and with GE for 27 years. He served honorably in the United States Navy. He was a member of the Waynedale Masonic Lodge and Shriner. Bud enjoyed working on his small farm in Whitley County and was an avid golfer...
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Marjorie (Margie) E. Himes

May 9, 2018

Marjorie "Margie" E. Himes, 96, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Born in Evansville, Indiana, Margie was the daughter of the late Charles Kuester and Meta Double. She worked as a sales clerk with S & H Greenstamp Store for 20 years, retiring in 1984. She was an active member at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. Margie volunteered for Lutheran Hospital and St Matthews Food Bank for many years....
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Mary Lou Gigli

September 10, 1935 - May 9, 2018

Mary Lou Gigli, 82, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Martha Monnier. She was preceded in death in 1996 by her husband of 40 years, Louis P. Gigli, Jr. Mary Lou worked as a Receptionist at Southwest Hair and Day Spa for 16 years. Mary Lou enjoyed cooking, caring for, and spending time with her family and many lifelong...
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Alice J. Veiga

May 8, 2018

Alice J. Veiga, 83, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Alice was the daughter of the late Caeser and Carmen Veiga. She worked in sales at Koehlinger for many years, prior to her retirement. Alice loved traveling around the world and did so with her best friend of over 68 years, Diane Humphries. Surviving are her siblings, Robert (Donna) Veiga, Patricia Hardisty...
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Gerald (Jerry) Riedel

May 3, 2018

Gerald "Jerry" Riedel, 90, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus, one day after his 90th birthday on Thursday, May 3, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Algona, Iowa, Jerry was the son of the late Louis and Edna Riedel. Jerry served as a District Manager with NCR for 33 years, retiring in 1987. Jerry had a strong faith in the Lord. He was an active member at St. Michael...
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Luella M. Bryant

May 3, 2018

Luella M. Bryant, 92, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Hoagland, IN, Luella enjoyed caring for her family as a homemaker. She will be remembered for her generosity and ability to make others feel welcomed. Surviving are her three daughters, Sharon Patterson of New Haven, IN, Susan Baumgardner, and Sandra Davis both of Fort Wayne; 8 grandchildren; 13 great...
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Shirley M. Domeier

April 29, 2018

Shirley M. Domeier age 78, passed away Sunday April 29, 2018 at the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born and raised in Big Beaver, MI to the late Harold Floyd and Freida Caulk. Shirley attended Oakland Community College in MI. She was an apartment manager and worked at the local bank. She attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Roanake, IN. American Legion Post 160, and...
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Patrick Kemp

April 25, 2018

Patrick Kemp, 68, of Fort Wayne, passed away on April 25, 2018 at home. A native son of Fort Wayne, Pat was born to the late Gratia Kemp and survived by William Kemp. An avid golfer Pat loved the outdoors and traveling and more than anything he loved playing with his grandchildren. He was a member of both the Sycamore Hills Country Club and the Fort Wayne Country Club where he spent many holidays...
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Patti Lou Hutchins

April 25, 2018

Patti Lou Hutchins, 60, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Patti graduated from Wayne High School and received her Bachelor's degree from IPFW in both geology and education. She also received her Master of Science from the University of Southern Illinois. Patti worked as a teacher with Gary School District for 30 years. Surviving are her parents,...
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Dorothy M. Frewer

April 19, 2018

Dorothy M Frewer, 87, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018. Born in Huntington, Indiana, Dorothy was the daughter of the late Kyle and Melba Funderburg. Dorothy was a devoted wife, loving mother, and caring grandmother to her family. In her youth, Dorothy enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and spending time with her family. Surviving are her children, Terry (Rene) Frewer, Tonya Frewer, Brenda Frewer...
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Melveena C. Gabriel

April 12, 2018

Melveena C. Gabriel, 91, passed away on April 12, 2018. She was born on January 22, 1927 in Syracuse, NY to the late Shaker and Margaret (Bashara) Gabriel. She attended Cathedral Grade School and Central High School. Melveena spent her working days ITT until her retirement. She was a member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Surviving are her nephews and niece; Richard, Ronald,...
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Suzanne E. Puff

April 11, 2018

Suzanne E. Puff, 78, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Hubert and Edna Mae Ralston. Suzanne has been a resident of Michigan since 1965. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Suzanne enjoyed working in the yard, tending her flowers, feeding the birds, watching soap operas and was...
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Harry Arnold

April 11, 2018

Harry Arnold, 69, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Harry was the son of the late Harry Arnold Jr. and Betty Maxine Arnold. Harry worked for Hanover Shoes and Marathon prior to retiring. He was a member of St. Michael Lutheran Church. In his youth, Harry enjoyed going to the lake, speed boating, and attending hockey and racing events. Surviving are his sister, Vicki...
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Mark Craig Smith

April 9, 2018

Mark Craig Smith , 65, passed away Monday, April 9, 2018 in Chicago,IL. Born in Buffalo, NY, Mark was retired from J.P. Morgan Securities. Surviving are his sister, Cynthia (Richard) Wismer of Chicago, IL.; Nephew Lev Wismer; Niece Codi (Alan) Goodis and great-niece Noa Goodis. Mark was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Berenice Smith. A private family service was held at Lindenwood...
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David Andre Bobilya

April 9, 2018

David Andre Bobilya, 65, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 9, 2018 after a courageous battle with ALS. He fought the battle with dignity and grace, and a strong belief in Jesus Christ. He was the son of Donald and Velma (Klausing) Bobilya. David graduated from Indiana University School of Business at IPFW in 1975, concentrating in Accounting. He passed the CPA exam in 1975. At the age of 15...
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Rose M. Uecker

April 7, 2018

Rose M. Uecker, 77, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Covington Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late August J and Teresa Uecker. Rose worked in medical records and the medical staff office with Lutheran Hospital for over 30 years. She was a former member of St. Andrews Catholic Church, where she was active in the choir and taught...
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Cathy J. Glover

December 30, 1956 - April 5, 2018

Cathy J. Glover, 61, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Cathy was the daughter of the late Merlin Bowers and Delores Bowers Schmidt. Cathy was working with FWO for the past 17 years. She enjoyed crocheting, crafting, baking, and quilting. There was nothing more important in this world than her family and she cherished her title "Nana." Surviving are her...
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David A. Sanders

April 4, 2018

David A. Sanders, 57, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Dave loved and was deeply devoted to his extensive family. Surviving are his wife, Stephanie Sanders; daughters, Brittany (Adam) Drummond; and Chelsea Sanders; grandchildren, Jonathon, Teagan, and Piper; parents, Jerry and Nancy Sanders; sister, Rhenda Graham; and numerous aunts, uncles, nephews,...
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Leonard E. Krauskopf

April 3, 2018

Leonard E. Krauskopf, 93, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Lutheran Life Villages, Anthony Blvd. in Fort Wayne, in. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Otto C and Hilda M Krauskopf and was a lifetime resident. Leonard was a graduate of Central High School. He worked at Zollner Piston for 43 years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church and Faith Lutheran...
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Geraldine R Trautman

August 28, 1926 - March 30, 2018

Geraldine R. Trautman, 91, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018. She was born in Hoagland, IN on August 28, 1926, the daughter of the late Roy and Bessie Crabill. Geraldine attended Hoagland High School graduating in 1944. Geraldine worked at General Electric for 14 years, and she was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, IN. Surviving are her husband of 67 years, Richard Trautman;...
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Judy Lynn Smith

March 27, 2018

Judy Lynn Smith , 86, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Judy was born in Huntington, Indiana to the late Maurice V. and Jane L. (Barnhisel) Krebs. She married Vernon C. Smith, on March 21, 1953, in Ft Wayne, IN, he preceded her death on February 13, 2001. Judy was a private piano instructor and an I.P.F.W. associate professor. She was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, where...
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Mildred G. "Toots" Hall

March 25, 2018

Mildred G. "Toots" Hall, 84 passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018 peacefully at home in Fort Wayne. Born in Defiance,OH, on November 9, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Jerome and Ethel Moser. Toot spent most of her life as a homemaker and babysitter and also worked at Supermarket Services for 25 years. She enjoyed traveling especially to visit family and friends and loved the warm beaches of...
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Nancy F. Davis

March 20, 2018

Nancy F. Davis, 80, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Nancy was a member of The Chapel and volunteered at St. Vincent. She owned the Davis Family Restaurant in Markle and worked as the head chef at the L.S. Ayers Tea Room. Nancy enjoyed quilting, sewing, music, and traveling. She was a devoted mom and will be greatly missed. Surviving are her...
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Rosemarie C. Mannes

March 17, 2018

Rosemarie C. Mannes, 86, lost her courageous battle to MS after 57 years on March 17, 2018. She was born in Wilhelmswalde, Germany on December 22, 1931, the daughter of the late Hans and Auguste Dyck. Rosemarie worked at Platka Export as an administrative assistant in Fort Wayne, IN until she was diagnosed with MS. In her earlier years she enjoyed ice skating and dancing. She was a member of St....
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Willmette (Willie) Clark

March 15, 2018

Willmette "Willie" Clark, 88 passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018. She was born and lived in Fort Wayne, IN. For over 30 years customers enjoyed her smiling face at Zesto Ice Cream. Willmette was a wonderful cook. She loved the arts, big band music and dancing. However her greatest passion was her family. She was married to Jack Clark for over 43 years until his passing and was a loving and...
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Garry C. Graff

March 15, 2018

Garry C. Graff, 84, passed away March 15, 2018. He was born in Milford, IN on May 18, 1933, the son of the late Albert and Thelma (Bird) Graff. Garry served in the Navy during the Korean War. He worked at G.E. as an engineer for 36 years before his retirement. Garry was a member of the VFW, the General Electric Apprentice School Alumni, GE Quarter Century Club, and a life time American Legion...
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Willmette Clark

March 15, 2018

Willmette "Willie" Clark, 88 passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018. She was born and lived in Fort Wayne, IN. For over 30 years customers enjoyed her smiling face at Zesto Ice Cream. Willmette was a wonderful cook. She loved the arts, big band music and dancing. However her greatest passion was her family. She was married to Jack Clark for over 43 years until his passing and was a loving and...
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Garry C. Graff

March 15, 2018

Garry C. Graff, 84, passed away March 15, 2018. He was born in Milford, IN on May 18, 1933, the son of the late Albert and Thelma (Bird) Graff. Garry served in the Navy during the Korean War. He worked at G.E. as an engineer for 36 years before his retirement. Garry was a member of the VFW, the General Electric Apprentice School Alumni, GE Quarter Century Club, and a life time American Legion...
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Monzelle (Bootie) Rose Amstutz

March 14, 2018

Monzelle "Bootie" Rose Amstutz, Age 91, passed away March 14, 2018, at Lutheran Life Villages on Coldwater Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Bootie was born April 12, 1926, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She married Dale E. Amstutz on December 21, 1947; he preceded her in death on March 16, 2005. A graduate of North Side High School, Bootie was Vice-President of the Amstutz Insurance Agency, a member of the...
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William (Bill) W. Briggs

March 14, 2018

William "Bill" W. Briggs, 78, departed this life on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was an Arkansas native who came to Fort Wayne in 1961. He was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Gertrude Briggs. He was employed and retired from Zollner Piston after 40 years of service. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Constance "Connie" Briggs; 3 children,...
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Betty Jane Keller

March 11, 2018

Betty Jane Keller, 93, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Betty was the daughter of the late George and Esther Spittler. She graduated from North Side High School. Betty worked at General Electric for 13 years prior to her marriage to Robert Keller who passed away in 2012. Betty enjoyed crocheting, traveling, making crafts, and cats. She loved her family and...
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Norma Jean Mohrman

March 9, 2018

Norma Jean Mohrman, 90, passed away Friday, March 9, 2018. Born in Quincy, Illinois, Jean was the daughter of the late Grover and Emma Pfirman. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, and was active in many of their womens clubs. Jean was a volunteer at East Wayne Center for many years. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing bridge,...
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Susan L. Glotzbach

March 8, 2018

Susan L. Glotzbach, 67, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Hospice Home, Fort Wayne with family and friends comforting her. She was born May 5, 1950 to the late Junior and Marjorie Louise (Bretzinger) Foster, in Lafayette, IN. She graduated from Wolcott High School, Wolcott, IN, in 1968 and Purdue University in 1972. She was married on August 14, 1971 to her high school...
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Pauline R. Perez

March 6, 2018

PAULINE R PEREZ, 88, of Fort Wayne, died Tuesday, March 06, 2018, at Bethlehem Woods Nursing Home, Fort Wayne, IN. Born in San Antonio, Texas. She was a resident of Fort Wayne since 1952. Pauline had various jobs, but her true passion was her family and loved ones. In a time when it became common for women to leave the home for opportunities, Pauline recognized the value of nurturing the core of...
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Mary C. Hupe

March 3, 2018

Mary C. Hupe, 49, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home of Fort Wayne. Born in Franklin, IN, Mary worked as a Registered Nurse for 12 years, most recently at Lutheran Hospital. She enjoyed riding horses, singing, dancing, and art. Most of all she loved her children and many friends. She will be remembered for her strong faith and her compassion for others. ...
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Sharon A. Knisely

March 2, 2018

Sharon A. Knisely, 83, passed away Friday, March 2, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Auburn, IN, Sharon worked as a central service technician with Parkview Hospital for 20 years, retiring in 2000. She was a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church and Trinity Chapter Eastern Star #576 being the past secretary and past Matron-Associate Matron for 2000....
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Thelma Jean Newcomb

March 1, 2018

Thelma Jean Newcomb, 88, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus on March 1, 2018 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Williams County, Ohio, Thelma was a loving wife, dedicated mother, and loving grandmother. She and her husband owned and operated a local food brokerage business for many years. She was a member of Peace United Church of Christ. She served as past Worthy Matron...
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Leona P. Bixler

February 25, 2018

Leona P. Bixler, 89, passed away Sunday, February 25, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Elkton, MI, Leona enjoyed caring for her family as a homemaker and supporting her husband's ministry as a pastor's wife for over 50 years. She was a member of First Missionary Church. Surviving are her children, Sheryl (Timothy) Steiner of Archbold, OH, Jay (Deborah) Bixler of Lafayette, CA, and Joy (Rex) Forbes...
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Edmund R Kubinski

November 20, 1949 - February 24, 2018

Edmund R. "Ed" Kubinski, 68, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Ed was the son of the late Edmund and Ann Kubinski. Edmund was a Vietnam War Army veteran. He worked for General Motors in California for many years prior to his retirement. Ed enjoyed restoring antique cars, raising horses, and chickens, being outdoors and spending time with his family. He was a...
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Beverly A. Cartwright

February 23, 2018

Beverly A. Cartwright, 80, passed away Friday, February 23, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Beverly was the daughter of the late George and Frances Walda. Beverly was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. There was nothing on this earth that she loved more than taking care and spending time with her family. She was a member of St. Michael Lutheran Church and was active...
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Aaron Bracken Hopkins

October 11, 1992 - February 19, 2018

Aaron Bracken Hopkins of Roanoke, IN, 25, passed away February 19, 2018. He was born October 11, 1992, the son of Terry and Gena Hopkins. A 2011 graduate of Huntington North High School, he obtained his Associates Degree from International Business College in 2017. Aaron loved the outdoors, the ocean, the mountains, the woods and foraging for mushrooms of many varieties. When he was younger he...
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Bernice A. Mock

February 18, 2018

Bernice A Mock, 79, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018. Born in Wells County on May 6, 1938, she was the daughter of the late William C. and Louise (Kammeyer) Rekeweg. Bernice graduated from South Side High School. She was a member of St. Michael Lutheran Church. She retired from GTE after many years of service. Bernice enjoyed reading, sewing and baking. Surviving are her children,...
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Paul Eugene Underwood

September 15, 1931 - February 16, 2018

Paul Eugene Underwood, 86, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on September 15, 1931, the son of the late Harry and Blanche Underwood. Paul was a 1953 graduate of Indiana University where he played baseball. He was voted most valuable player for the 1953 season and was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds. Rather than playing MLB, Paul served in the US Air Force and...
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Donald J Huhn

February 12, 2018

Donald J Huhn of Jackson, Wyoming died February 12, 2018 (age 90) of natural causes. Don was born on November 7, 1927 in Van Wert, Ohio to Joseph Huhn and Elizabeth Stein. After going to one semester of college, Don enlisted with the Navy in 1946. He served his two year enlistment in Chicago where he met his wife Lorraine Young. They were married February 19, 1949 and lived in Chicago for a...
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Barbara C. Gruettert

February 10, 2018

Barbara C. Gruettert, 84, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 at The Hearth at Sycamore Village in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Barbara worked for Lincoln Bank for 10 years, and the admitting office at Parkview Hospital for 18 years, retiring in 1994. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Arcola and the Irish Loners at the church. Surviving are two brothers, Carl ...
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Ronald (Ron) Hensinger

February 9, 2018

Ronald (Ron) Hensinger, 65, peacefully passed away on February 9, 2018, at his home in Big Sandy, Texas. He was born on April 10, 1952 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana to Daniel J. and Dorothy M. (Litchfield) Hensinger. He married Cynthia (Cindy) S. Arnold in 1974. In 1983, Ron moved to Arlington, Texas with his wife and children. He later moved to Big Sandy, Texas in 2002. He was a member of St. Francis of...
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Elaine Sunny Helstrom

November 16, 1929 - February 9, 2018

Elaine "Sunny" Helstrom, 88, passed away peacefully Friday, February 9, 2018 at Visiting Nurses Hospice, Fort Wayne, with loving family and caretakers at her side. Sunny was born in Chicago Ill; the daughter of the late William and Sally Kerbs. She attended Northwestern University. She was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church, a past president of the Civic Theatre Guild and the Junior...
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Marlene Gearhart Allison

February 5, 2018

Marlene (Gearhart) Allison, 80, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Marlene was born on September 25, 1937 in Huntington, Indiana to the late George C. Gearhart and Leah (Divelbiss) Gearhart. She was a graduate of the Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in 1958 and worked for several years at Lutheran Hospital. In 1971, she began work as a Public Health Nurse at the Allen...
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Gregory S. Schmitt, M.D., F.A.C.S.

February 4, 2018

Gregory S. Schmitt M.D., F.A.C.S., 63, passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Woodstock, IL, Greg retired as a Cardiac Surgeon with Parkview Hospital. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Greg and his family moved to Fort Wayne in 1989 after completing his fellowship at St. Louis University. He attended Bradley University, Peoria,...
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Dorothy L. Kissinger

February 3, 2018

Dorothy L Kissinger, 90, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018 in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne, to the late Clarence and Viola Anderson. Dorothy worked in customer service with JC Penney for 25 years, and later pursued a career at Lincoln Financial until she was 82 years old. After retirement she was passionate about volunteering at Lutheran Hospital. Dorothy was a member of the...
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Sally Ann Libey

January 30, 2018

Sally Ann Libey, 86, passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018 in Portage, MI. Born in Buffalo, NY, Sally worked as a teacher prior to marrying her husband, John Libey who preceded her death. Sally was proud of her role as a Navy wife and caring for her family as a homemaker. She enjoyed arts and crafts, playing and watching tennis, and spending time at her home in Florida each winter. Surviving...
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Mary Ann Sheets

January 30, 2018

Mary Ann Sheets, 85, of Roanoke died Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at 6:25 a.m. at The Heritage of Huntington. She was born on April 22, 1932 to the late Henry and Marie Rose. Mrs. Sheets was a graduate of Union City High School, Union City, Michigan. She retired from Royal Lace Packaging in 1982. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 160 in Roanoke, IN. She attended The Chapel in...
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Norman R. Schnabel, Sr.

January 27, 2018

Norman R. Schnabel, Sr., 83, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital. Born in Appleton, WI, Norman was the son of the late Leo and Edith Schnabel. He worked for Baker Manufacturing and was a Police Officer in Evansville, Wisconsin prior to working as an auditor for General Motors for 37 years, until his retirement in 2004. He was a member of Risen Savior Lutheran Church,...
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Barbara "Meemo" Wells

January 24, 2018

Barbara "Meemo" Wells, 89, passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018 in Fort Wayne surrounded by the family she adored. Born in Mount Kisco, NY, she graduated from John Jay High School in Katonah, NY. Later she received her degree from the Washington School for Secretaries. Barb worked as an executive assistant with Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation and as a records clerk with the Fort Wayne Police...
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Cleta M. Bowlin

August 26, 1920 - January 23, 2018

Cleta M. Bowlin, 97, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at The Towne House Retirement Center where she had been living in the independent housing for many years. Born in Appleton City, MO, Cleta was the daughter of the late Robert and Essie Bellomy. Cleta was a loving wife, wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and a devoted friend. She married her husband Richard on February...
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Janice A. "Jan" Keller

January 22, 2018

Janice A. "Jan" Keller, 82, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Jan attended Central High School, graduating in 1954. After High School, she worked as an administrative assistant with Livingston, Dildine, & Haynie Law Firm, retiring in 1965 to raise a family. Jan was a lifetime member of the YWCA and founding member of the International Friends Group. Jan...
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Juliene Spade

January 19, 2018

Juliene Spade, 29, passed away Friday, January 19, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Iloilo City, Philippines, Juliene worked as a nurse with St. Joseph Hospital for 6 years. Juliene brought joy to people, just by entering a room. She was a loving wife who enjoyed adventures with her husband, seafoods, and white sand beaches. She was passionate about Jesus, nutrition, and creative cooking. Surviving...
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Clara D. Harris

September 22, 1946 - January 18, 2018

Clara D. Harris, 71, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Clara worked for GE and Magnavox prior to working at BAE Systems where she worked until her retirement. She was an active member at First Assembly of God, where she was a greeter, funeral dinner coordinator, and helped the elderly. She had a servants heart and touched many lives with her Godly love...
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Hon Thi Thi

January 1, 1923 - January 17, 2018

Hon Thi Thi, 95, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Tayninh, Vietnam, Hon was the daughter of the late Xuong Thi and Ngu Thi Cao. Surviving are her children, Ninh Tran, Chien Tran, Sau Tran, Ngoc Tran, Dung Tran, Hoa Tran, Thanh Tran, and Phat Tran. Hon was preceded in death by husband Man Tran. Service is 10:30 am, Saturday, January 20, 2018...
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Mary Lou Walda

January 17, 2018

Mary Lou Walda, 90, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Mary Lou enjoyed caring for her family as a homemaker. She was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church and DORCAS. She was an active volunteer for Elizabeth North Circle, PEO, Home Bound Meals, Lutheran Life, and her church. Mary Lou enjoyed playing cards with her friends at Fort Wayne Country...
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Emery Berton Kintner

January 16, 2018

Emery Berton Kintner, 94, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018 in Merrillville, IN. Born in Bryan, OH, Emery completed his Master's degree from Indiana University. Emery served as a Pastor with Union Church of the Brethren of Plymouth, Goshen Church of the Brethren, Maple Grove Church of the Brethren in New Paris, 45th Avenue Baptist Church of Gary, IN, Pleasant Chapel Church of the Brethren,...
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Bobby Joe Lewis

January 14, 2018

Bobby Joe Lewis, 70, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Gould, AR, Bobby worked with General Motors for more than 41 years, and was a member of the GM Auto Workers Union. Surviving are his wife, Deloise Lewis of Fort Wayne; children, Steven Lewis of San Diego, CA, Demires (Kevin) Dickson of Fort Wayne, Demetrious Lewis of Fort Wayne, and DeShawn Lewis of Fort Wayne; ...
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Catherine Spice

January 14, 2018

Catherine Spice, 94, of Statesville, NC, formerly of Fort Wayne, IN died Sunday, January 14, 2018 in Statesville, NC. Born in Fort Wayne, IN on December 22, 1923, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She married Edward Spice on June 23, 1945 in Groton, CT. He preceded her in death on January 11, 2004. She loved gardening, cooking and made hand-written cookbooks of...
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June A. Reichenbach

January 14, 2018

June A. Reichenbach, 81, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, June was a member of The Chapel, Ellie's Girls Bowling League, American Legion Post 160, and Auxiliary. She was a devoted wife and mother. June enjoyed knitting and painting and loved her horses. Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Norman R. Reichenbach of Roanoke, IN; son,...
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Marjorie E Gardner

October 28, 1924 - January 12, 2018

Marjorie E. Gardner, 93, of Fort Wayne passed away Friday, January 12, 2018. She was born in 1924 in Huntington County, Indiana to the late Wilfred and Nellie (Robrock) Felton. She married Frank Gardner on January 19, 1972. He died October 26, 1983. Her husband Frank was "The Light" of her life. She also had a great love for all of her nieces and nephews as well as other members of her...
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Norma J. Regenold

January 9, 2018

Norma J. Regenold, 86 passed away on January 9, 2018 with her children, and husband by her side at Visiting Nurse Hospice Care in Ft. Wayne. She was the daughter of the late Homer and Lucille Campbell. She was a graduate of the Ft. Wayne International Business School and South Side High School class of 1949. She married Paul Regenold in1951 and they spent 66 wonderful years of marriage together....
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Donald (BoBo) Bobilya

January 9, 2018

Donald (BoBo) Bobilya, 84, of Fort Wayne and LaGrange, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Born August 19, 1933, he was the son of Louis and Linda Bobilya. He grew up in Fort Wayne and attended North Side High School. He married his beloved wife Velma, of Delphos, Ohio, in 1952. BoBo was born to sell. He began his career as a Fuller Brush salesman. He went on to become the top...
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David Lee Riley, Sr.

January 8, 2018

David Lee Riley Sr., 78, passed away on January 8, 2018. He was born on October 12, 1939 in Pittsburgh, PA, the son of the late Lee Roy Riley and Sarah Snyder. David served in the US Army as a Military Policeman from 1958 to 1963 when he was Honorably Discharged. He graduated from Robert Morris with an Accounting Degree, and relocated to Fort Wayne in 1972. David worked as an accountant for...
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Joycena A. Bennett

January 6, 2018

Joycena A. Bennett, 19, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Joycena was a member of Holy Scripture Lutheran Church. She enjoyed shopping, adult coloring books, crafts, puzzles, TV, and loud music. She loved spending time with her friends and having the Bible read to her. She will be greatly missed. Surviving are her grandmother, Sandy Bennett of Fort Wayne...
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Frances Madden

January 5, 2018

Frances J. Madden (Hurst), 81, entered the glorious presence of her Savior on January 5, 2018, the daughter of the late Parker Hurst and Winifred Hurst Miller. She was born in New Albany, IN and grew up in Corydon, IN. Frances graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and Master's degree in Education from Indiana University. She lived in Fort Wayne for many years where she raised her...
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Donald Jay Hamman

January 3, 2018

DONALD JAY HAMMAN, 88, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Hospice Home. He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Margaret (Schendel) Hamman. Also surviving are four children, Gary W. Hamman of Fort Wayne, Linda H. Moore (Mark) of Champaign, Illinois, J. Elaine Kain (Joseph) of Fort Wayne, and Laura K. Henderson of Pass Christian, Mississippi, as well as five...
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Maximilian John Bushouse

January 3, 2018

Maximilian John Bushouse, 21, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Maximilian graduated from Homestead High School and attended Ivy Tech College. He worked at Your Digital Canvas. Maximilian enjoyed technology and loved computers. Surviving are his father, John Bushouse, mother, Silvia Bushouse both of Fort Wayne; and grandparents, Vasil and Maria "Marta"...
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Frances R. (Meyer) Schnizer

December 31, 2017

Frances R. Meyer Schnizer went to be with her Heavenly Father on December 31, 2017. Born on May 19, 1925 in Fort Wayne, IN, Fran was the daughter of the late Walter and Jewell Meyer. She attended Harrison Hill Elementary/Jr. High and graduated from South Side High School. There Fran met many of her forever friends. Fran attended Miami University in Oxford, OH. It is there that she met the love of...
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Robert E Mueller, Jr.

August 4, 1932 - December 29, 2017

Robert E. "Bob" Mueller, Jr., 85, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017. Born in Akron, Ohio, Robert was the son of the late Robert and Anita Mueller Sr. Bob was a Korean War Army veteran. He worked with the Zollner Corporation for 37 years, retiring in 1994. He was a member of Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church, Korean Veterans Chapter #1; American Legion, Post #82; SW Conservation Club...
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Maxine Manahan

December 29, 2017

Maxine Manahan, 92, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 at Park Place Senior Living in Ft. Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Maxine worked as a social worker for many years. Surviving are her daughter, Karen (Fred) Springer of Wolcottville, IN; grandsons, Kerry (Cindy) Springer of Brighton, MI and Todd (Angela) Springer of Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA; 5 great-grandchildren; and sisters, June Marrs...
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Richard (Dick) S. Peters

December 27, 2017

Richard "Dick" S. Peters, 88, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Dick was the son of the late Otto and Bertha Peters. He graduated from South Side High School, and earned his associates degree from International Business College. He was a salesman for Sears for 25 years and owned, managed, and maintained numerous rental properties in Fort Wayne and Florida. ...
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Sally A. O'Hara

December 25, 2017

Sally A. O'Hara, 85, went home to her Heavenly Father, Monday, December 25, 2017, a fitting day in light of her devotion to the Infant Jesus. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, on March 1, 1932, the daughter of the late Dr. Raymond and Kathryn Berghoff. Sally worked as an Elementary School Teacher, and belonged to the Junior League Association. Sally was an avid Notre Dame Football fan, and enjoyed...
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Steven Lynn Weaver

December 24, 2017

Steven Lynn Weaver, age 61, passed away peacefully in his home on December 24, 2017. He was born in Huntington and raised in Sweetser, Indiana by the late Floyd and Betty Weaver. Steve faithfully attended church at The Chapel and enjoyed spending time with those he loved, especially his grandchildren. He was a die hard fan of Hoosier basketball, the Green Bay Packers, military novels, golf, and...
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Dale E. Fox

December 24, 2017

Dale E. Fox, 88, went to be with his loving wife of 57 years, Sunday, December 24, 2017 in Bluffton, In surrounded by his family. Born in Fort Wayne, Dale worked as a Senior Contract Admin. with ITT for 34 years, retiring in 1990. He was a past member of Colony Heights Church of Christ and currently attended Markle Church of Christ. Dale served honorably in the Korean War and was a Navy Veteran....
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Joan F. Nix

December 24, 2017

Joan F. Nix, 86, was called home and saw the face of Jesus on December 24, 2017. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on May 26, 1931, the daughter of the late Joseph and Lucille Kohrman. Joan graduated from St. Joe School of Nursing. She worked as a Registered Nurse for 10 years. In her earlier years she enjoyed spending time with family at Crooked Lake. Joan loved spending time at her home on Lake...
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Paul A. Stammen

December 24, 2017

Paul A. Stammen, 75, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 24, 2017 surrounded by his immediate family. He retired from the city of Fort Wayne in 2000 after 42 years of service. He was a member of T.P.A. which provides assistance to deaf children and a member of I.S.C.A. where he enjoyed showing his 1993 Indy pace truck. He was an avid outdoorsman and also enjoyed square dancing, jigsaw...
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Gladys R. Huth

December 23, 2017

Gladys R. Huth, 86, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Lutheran Life Villages - Anthony Blvd. in Fort Wayne. Born in Decatur, IN, Gladys worked as a Production Employee with Magnavox, retiring in 1991. She was a member of Waynedale Baptist Church, VFW Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary and the Eagles Lodge. Gladys loved her family, quilting, playing cards, traveling and the lake. ...
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Betty Jean Henry

December 23, 2017

BETTY JEAN HENRY, 86, of Fort Wayne Ind., passed away Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Leonard and Pauline Rains. Betty loved the Lord, her family, and the simple joys in life such as cooking, beautiful skies, shopping, playing table games, watching ball games and hummingbirds on the porch, family time, and cuddling with Sophie the family cat. She found joy in finding...
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Frank L Pyle, Jr.

May 28, 1930 - December 23, 2017

Retired business owner Frank L. Pyle Jr., 87, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at 7:17 AM surrounded by his eight children at Sage Bluff Health & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. Mr. Pyle was the son Frank L. Pyle Sr. and Goldie M. (Neeley) Pyle. Frank was born in Old Hickory, TN; lived in Chula Vista, CA for eight years during his developmental...
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Wallace Martin

December 22, 2017

Wallace Martin, 70, passed away Friday, December 22, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Wallace was an avid reader and enjoyed fishing. Surviving are his wife, Peggy Martin of Fort Wayne; sons, Kelly Martin and Kody Martin both of Fort Wayne; sisters, Patricia (Robert) McGee of Fort Wayne, Jacqui Martin and Yvonne Martin both of TX; and brothers, Larry Martin and Tony ...
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David P. Bengs

December 19, 2017

David P. Bengs, 76, passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, David was the son of the late Wilmer and Betty Anne Bengs. David served our country as an Air Force veteran. David worked in sales during his working career. He enjoyed being outdoors, watching Animal Planet, and cheering for IU, Colts, and the Tin Caps. Surviving are his three sons, and one daughter;...
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Margaret N. Tribble

December 18, 2017

Margaret N. Tribble , 92, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017 at Claridge House at the Bridges in Riverview, Florida. Born in Exeter, CA, Margaret worked as a registered nurse. She was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church and past member of Cadet Nurses Corp. during WWII. Surviving are her sons, David (Ginny) Tribble of Fort Wayne, Dennis (Irina) Tribble of Ormond Beach, FL, and...
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Carol Worman

June 2, 1934 - December 18, 2017

Carol Worman , 83, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017. Born in Mt Vernon, IN. She was a huge Elvis Presley and lifetime Northrop Marching Band fan. Surviving are her daughter, Cindy Shaw of Fort Wayne, daughter, Susan (Robin) Memmer of Fort Wayne, son, Steven Worman of Atlanta, GA, 4 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. Carol was preceded in death by parents, Clarence and Bertha Blackburn,...
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Louise R. Taylor

December 17, 2017

Louise R. Taylor, 100 of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, passed away on December 17, 2017 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Louise was born in Linen, Pennsylvania, to the late William and Jeanette Robinson on March 12, 1917. She married Max L. Taylor on June 26, 1942 in Linden, Pennsylvania. She was active in Covenant Central Presbyterian Church in Williamsport, PA. She loved spending time on the banks of...
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Ivadine Long

December 17, 2017

Ivadine Long,101, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Lagro, IN, Ivadine worked as a teacher with Indian Village Elementary School. She was an exceptional teacher, she loved her students and they loved her. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughter, Shelley Long, and her granddaughter, Juliana Kissick. Ivadine was...
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Edith M Beckstein

December 17, 2017

Edith M. Beckstein, 95, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Ashton Creek Health and Rehab in Ft. Wayne surrounded by her loving family. Born in New York, NY, Edith worked with Magnavox for 15 years, retiring in 1966. She enjoyed bowling and loved her grandchildren. She was strong-willed and had a spunky spirit. Edith made an impression on everyone she met. She would "tell it like it is". She...
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Chelsie A. Montgomery

August 9, 1988 - December 16, 2017

Chelsie A. Montgomery, 29, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Chelsie worked in housekeeping at St. Anne Home and The Towne House Retirement Community. Surviving are her mother, Jenny (Ray) Hernandez of Fort Wayne; father, Tom (Stacey) Montgomery of Williamstown, KY; sisters, Kim Montgomery of Fort Wayne and Rachel Montgomery of Williamstown, KY; ...
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Jimmy H. Liggett

June 7, 1926 - December 16, 2017

Jimmy H. Liggett, 91, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017 in Zephyrhills, FL. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jimmy was the son of the late Charles and Irene Liggett. Jimmy was a WWII Army veteran. He owned and operated The Creamo on W. Main Street and Jim Betts on Lima Road. He was a member of VFW, American Legion 499, Masonic Lodge No. 689, F.&A.M. and the Moose Lodge in Florida. Jimmy...
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Ruth E. Fox

December 15, 2017

Ruth E. Fox, 85, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 surrounded by her family in Bluffton. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Ruth was the past owner & president of Sun and Fitness for 11 years, retiring in 2001. She was formally a member of Colony Heights Church of Christ and currently a member of Markle Church of Christ. She was also a member of The Women's club in Bluffton. Ruth enjoyed cross-stitching...
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Scott H. Putt

December 11, 2017

Scott H. Putt, 76, passed away Monday, December 11, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Scott worked as a supervisor with GE for 26 years, retiring in 2004 from Phelps Dodge. He was a member of American Legion Post 241 and the Eagles. Scott enjoyed bird watching and the outdoors. As a young man he was an excellent marksman. He was a loving dad and grandpa and will be...
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