MARY F. (WALL) MASTERS, 51, of Fort Wayne passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. She was born on November 19, 1965 in Winamac, Indiana. She worked at Tri-State Vacuum. She was an auxiliary member at VFW #1421, American Legion Post #241, and Eagles #248. She enjoyed bowling, painting, watching racing
ANTHONY “TONY” GABRIEL, almost 94, of Fort Wayne departed this life March 17, 2017 at St. Joe Hospital. He was born in Naugatuck, CT. He worked as the chef at various area restaurants, and was the head chef at Van Orman Hotel. In his spare time he enjoyed gardening and traveling. Tony was a Marine
MARGARET E. STETTLER, 94, of Fort Wayne, passed away April 15, 2017 at St. Anne Home. She was born February 19, 1923 in Buffalo, NY. She worked as a homemaker and after her family was raised, she had worked as a bookkeeper for Light and Breunig and as a secretary at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.<br
RUSSELL G. MCMILLEN, 90, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in VanWert, OH, Russell worked as an engineer with Navistar for 33 years. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy during WWII. Russell was also a member of the American Legion Post #296.
Lucille Irene Stapleton, 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away March 23, 2017 at Signature Care. She was born July 5, 1931 in Fort Wayne to the late Sam and Laura (Mutton) Platt. She retired from Super Market Services.
Surviving are her sons, Michael (Marsha) Stapleton of Fort Wayne and Terry Stapleton of
Randy J. Bentrup, 67, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Hospice Home. He was born August 11, 1949 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Ralph Robert and Lorane Sarah (Young) Bentrup. He worked as an auto body specialist and retired from Maaco in 2007. He also was co-owner of Shively’s
MARCELLA E. PALMER, 92, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. She was born on October 9, 1924 in Whitley County, a daughter of the late Lewis and Nora (Pequignot) Hine. She worked as a homemaker raising her family. She was a member of St. Therese
HELEN MARIE LEVY, 73, of Fort Wayne, passed away Saturday, January 28, 2017 at her home. She was born August 5, 1943 in Fort Wayne. She retired after 28 years at Lincoln Food Services and was part owner at H & H Shoe Repair. She was a member of 8 & 40 and the Eastern Star. She also was a very
ROBERT STEPHEN BUHR went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, he graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1966. Following graduation, he enlisted in the Marine Corp and was a combat veteran in Vietnam. After his service to our country he returned to Fort Wayne
JOHN L. WYATT, 87, of Valrico, Florida formerly of Fort Wayne passed away peacefully on January 19, 2017. He was born November 16, 1929; the second son of the late Nathaniel Kenneth and Ilo Cecil Wyatt. John was raised in Fort Wayne. Mr. Wyatt was a graduate of Central High School. He retired from
PHYLLIS I. GENTH, 82 of Ossian, passed away peacefully under the care of hospice at Northwoods Village Memory Care Unit in Fort Wayne on January 19, 2017. Phyllis was the daughter of Clyde Genth and Thelma (Black) Genth who resided on McArthur Drive across from Waynedale Grade School. A 1953 graduate
REV. WILLIAM J. “BILL” CUTSHAW, age 84, of Franklin, went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 19, 2017. Bill was born May 25, 1932 in Indianapolis to William C. and Verna G. (Slifer) Cutshaw. He graduated from Tech High School with the Class of 1951; University of Indianapolis in 1954; and
, lifelong resident of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Heritage of Fort Wayne. She was born October 6, 1923 to the late Harry and Mary (Gongaware) Stapleton.
She attended Elmhurst High School. Dorothy worked as a homemaker, caring for her family, and also worked at the Jefferson
CARROLL SUZANNE (JOHNSON) SORG passed away on Saturday December 3, 2016 in Hendricks Regional Health in Danville, Indiana.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 18 from 12 PM – 3 PM at Stilesville Town Hall located at 8353 N. Hendricks Street, Stilesville, IN 46180. She will be laid
BARBARA ANN BALDI, 82, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016. Born in Massachusetts, Barbara worked at Raytheon for 49 years and moved to Indiana ten years ago to be with family. She was an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan.
Surviving are her sisters, Francis Ingebo and Geraldine Murphy; grandchildren, Kenneth
RICHARD M. “DICK” SAALFRANK, 83, of rural Ossian passed away Saturday, September 24, 2016. He was born on September 20, 1933 in Allen County, a son of the late Carl and Clara (Judt) Saalfrank. He retired from K-Mart Distribution in 1992, and later worked at Sears at Southtown Mall. He enjoyed
TIMOTHY S. WHITE, 50, of Fort Wayne passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016. He was born on March 11, 1966 in Fort Wayne, a son of Alton N. and Carole L. White. He served in the U.S. Air Force and Indiana Air National Guard. He was a volunteer fireman for 34 years with the Southwest Fire District
CATHERINE “KITTY” ANNE BOURNE passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital. She was born on September 24, 1936 in Fairmont, West Virginia. Kitty attended Fairmont High School, WV and graduated from Purdue University receiving her AS in Supervision. She retired from Lutheran
CHARLES K. “CHUCK” MINER, SR., 88, of Fort Wayne passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016. He was born on October 29, 1927 in Jonesville, Virginia, a son of the late Charles W. and Hattie (Bledsoe) Miner. He retired from J.F. Miller Heating & Air.
He enjoyed spending his time fishing, baking
DELORES ANN WRIGHT, 78, of Fort Wayne, passed away, Friday, September 9, 2016 at her home. She was born August 28, 1938 in Fort Wayne to the late Ernest and Gertrude (Tielker) Erxleben. She worked as a secretary at Allen Bradley, which later became Rockwell Automation.
She loved her family and enjoyed
WILMA (KOEHLER) GIORDANO, age 95, passed away, August 16, 2016, at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. Wilma was born April 25, 1921, in Wabash County, daughter of Harmon P. Koehler and Anna (Cullers) Koehler. Wilma graduated from Lagro High School in Wabash County in 1938. She married Joseph J. Giordano
ANN E. STARK, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Woodview HealthCare. Born in Defiance, Ohio, on May 31, 1923 to John Albert Deindoerfer and Mary Patterson Lodge Deindoerfer. Ann was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, John, and her beloved daughter Sally.
Ann graduated as Valedictorian
JEAN M. KENLINE, R.N, B.S, M.P.A, C.N.A, 83, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Jean graduated from South Side HS in 1951, St. Joe School of Nursing, received her Bachelors in nursing from Defiance
MARTHENA WARD, 92, of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Kingston Residence. She was born September 16, 1923 in Fairmont, Indiana to the late John A. and Mae (Shugart) Painter. She worked as a secretary at Essex, retiring after 50 years. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and
GLEN RICHARD CRIST, JR., 63, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at his home. He was born July 6, 1953 in Fort Wayne to Glen Richard and Loretta (Smith) Crist, Sr. He had worked for many companies through the years, including his father’s painting and wall papering company, ITT, and