KENNETH PAUL HITZEMAN, 71

KENNETH PAUL HITZEMAN, 71 of Villa Rica, Georgia passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017.

Mr. Hitzeman was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on March 8, 1946, the son of the late Paul G. Hitzeman and Bertha Mary Geise Hitzeman. He served in the United States Marine Corps. He retired from ALP Lighting in 2010

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VERN E. “JUNIOR” BOOKER, 76

VERN E. “JUNIOR” BOOKER, 76, of Fort Wayne passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017. He was born on July 9, 1941 in Bluffton, Indiana, a son the of the late Vernon and Margery (Miller) Booker whom survives.

Vern served in the U.S. Army. He worked a Zollners for 39 years and at Citywide Delivery

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JOSEPH P. SPECHT, 82

JOSEPH P. SPECHT, 82, died October 13, 2017 after an extended illness. Joe lived in the Waynedale area, where together with his wife they raised their family. He was born in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania on March 21, 1935. Joe met his future wife Carol (Blance) Specht while both were students at Elmhurst

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CAPTAIN NEIL NEWHARD, 72

CAPTAIN NEIL NEWHARD, 72, Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI, and Rome City, Indiana, passed away on November 24, 2017. Neil was born in Fort Wayne, IN on November 3, 1945, the son of Laura Mae and Paul Newhard who preceded him in death in 1949 and 1980, respectively.

Neil was a sea captain, an artist, a master

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RICHARD V. SMITH, 91

RICHARD V. SMITH, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 at Covington Manor. He was born December 5, 1925 in Hartford City, Indiana to the late Orland and Eleanor (Neal) Smith. He retired in 1987, working as a machinist. He had worked for a number of companies including General Electric

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DELORES M. SCREETON, 94

DELORES M. SCREETON, 94, of Fort Wayne, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital surrounded by her loving family. A lifelong Fort Wayne resident, the daughter of the late Emmett and Loretta (Moushey) Winkler. Delores was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church and employed at Wayne

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ELSIE J. DUTKIEWICZ, 98

ELSIE J. DUTKIEWICZ, 98, of Fort Wayne, passed away October 24, 2017 at Lutheran Life Villages. She was born March 9, 1919 in New Market, Tennessee to the late Roscoe and Ellen (Boyd) Justus. She worked as a bookkeeper for a number of different companies throughout her life. She was a member of Waynedale

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ROBERT DWAINE FAVORY, 81

ROBERT DWAINE FAVORY, 81, of Ft. Wayne, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017. He was born December 26, 1935 to the late Morris W. and Wanetta M. Favory.

Bob enjoyed classic cars, model making and bowling.

He is survived by a number of cousins; two nephews; one niece; and a friend, Sheri Bissonnette.

He

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STANLEY FREET, 97

STANLEY FREET, 97, passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Grovertown, Indiana, Stanley worked as an instrument polisher and inspector with G.C. Conns Instrument Manufacturing Company and with 2 other instrument companies in Elkhart, IN. He joined the

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PATRICIA CAROLYN DENNEY, 77

PATRICIA CAROLYN DENNEY, 77, of Fort Wayne, passed away, Friday, September 22, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital.
She was born in November 12, 1939 in Bristol, Virginia to the late Clarence and Geneva (Sansome) East. She had worked many different jobs throughout her life, but mainly worked as a homemaker,

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JOHN D. BUSKIRK, 49

JOHN D. BUSKIRK, 49, of Bluffton passed away Thursday afternoon, August 17, 2017.

He was born on April 23, 1968 in Fort Wayne to Marvin D. Buskirk & Ann (Schlaudraff) Wenger. He graduated from Homestead High School in 1986, and Purdue University with a degree in Agricultural Engineering. He worked

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JUANITA MAE STEIN, 88

JUANITA MAE STEIN, 88, of Fort Wayne, passed away August 27, 2017 at her residence. She was born on May 31, 1929 in North Carolina. She retired from General Electric after 40+ years.

She is survived by her daughter, Terry Bowers; sons, Thomas E. Stein, Paul C. Stein, Charles N. Stein, and Loren D.

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TARA L. WALTKE, 60

TARA L. WALTKE, 60, of Fort Wayne passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017. She was born on October 17, 1956, a daughter of Joe and Lois Huber. She worked at Lincoln National Life for 26 years before retiring in 2002.

She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church and enjoyed spending time with her

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BILLIE F. RYKARD, 88

BILLIE F. RYKARD, 88, died Wednesday, August 9, 2017. She was born in Kirkmansville, KY on August 27, 1928. Billie retired from Parkview Memorial Hospital in 1993 after 21 years of service. She served well over 20 years as president of BelleVista/Allendale Neighborhood Association and was a member

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CHARLES “KURT” STEWART, 83

CHARLES “KURT” STEWART, 83, of Fort Wayne passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. He was born on January 21, 1934. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked many years as a supervisor at Wayne Asphalt. He was a member of Waynedale United Methodist Church and SASS.

Surviving family

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ALPHONSE LUDWIG “ARCHIE” SCHEUERER, 82

ALPHONSE LUDWIG “ARCHIE” SCHEUERER, 82, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. He was born in Fort Wayne on September 18, 1934 to the late Ludwig and Bertha Scheuerer. His parents were both born in Germany before coming to the United States. He proudly served in the U.S. Army

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RICHARD “DICK” MILLHOUSE, 90

RICHARD “DICK” MILLHOUSE, 90, passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital. He was born January 13, 1927 to Nelson and Marie (Hower) Millhouse. Dick was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U. S. Army Air Corp. He retired from the U. S. Postal Service in 1988 with 37 years of service.

He

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MICHAEL “MIKE” FLENNERY

MICHAEL “MIKE” FLENNERY, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017.

Mike is survived by his wife, Terri; son, Jeff Flennery; daughter, Amy Thompson (Ty); grandson, Mason Thompson; and his 4 siblings.

Visitation was on Saturday, July 1st, 2017 at Klaehn, Fahl, and Melton Funeral Home, 6424

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WILLIAM “BILL” MUNROE, 81

WILLIAM “BILL” MUNROE, 81, of Fort Wayne passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017. He was born on May 12, 1936 in Syracuse, New York, a son of the late Thomas and Doris (Mead) Munroe. He served in the U.S. Navy. He worked as a salesman and later owned and operated Service Engineering before retiring.

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DARLENE “SUE” BUNCH, 62

DARLENE “SUE” BUNCH, 62, of Fort Wayne passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017. She was born on July 1, 1954 in Monticello, Indiana, a daughter of the late Thomas Eugene and Evelyn (Lawson) Hines.

She worked as a hostess at Bandido’s Waynedale; drove school bus for six years for FWCS, was owner

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MARY F. (WALL) MASTERS, 51

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

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ANTHONY “TONY” GABRIEL, 93

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

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MARGARET E. STETTLER, 94

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.

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RUSSELL G. MCMILLEN, 90

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.

Surviving

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Lucille Irene Stapleton, 86

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

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