ROGER W. VANCAMP, 92, of Fort Wayne, passed away April 6, 2018 at Heritage Park. He was born October 10, 1925 in Wells County to the late Donald W. VanCamp and Bonnie L. (Dickason) Niblick. He was a Navy Veteran, serving in the European and Pacific Theaters during WWII. He retired in 1985 as a brakeman
HENRY ROBERT “BOB” FACKS, 97, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Genesis of New Haven. He was born March 25, 1921 in Allen County to the late Henry and Alice (Harkenrider) Facks. He retired in 1982 from General Electric after 42 years. He also worked for most of his life as
TOM KNOX recently passed away. He was 82 and died after a long illness. He used to referee in the old ABA Pro basketball league back in the 1970s. “I haven’t seen him for 10 years or so, but I really liked Tom. He was a quiet guy and couldn’t have been nicer,” reported Tom O’Brien.
GENEVIEVE “MAMAW” “JENNY” STAPLETON, 85, of Fort Wayne passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, March 16, 2018. She was born on September 6, 1932 in Middlesboro, Kentucky, a daughter of the late James and Nellie Nix. She worked at home raising her family.
She considered her family her
THERESA ELIZABETH NICHOLS, 31, of Fort Wayne died Thursday, February 8, 2018. Nearly 32 years ago God blessed our family with a little girl. The doctors said she would never live, but God set out to show us all who is in control. Many doctors would do nothing for her because they said, “she has
MELVIN RAYMOND SCHWARTZ, 95, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Coventry Meadows. Melvin was born August 24, 1922 in Fort Wayne to the late David and Louise (Bleich) Schwartz. He served in the U. S. Navy during WWII.
Melvin was a former member at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church,
PATRICIA A. “PAT” SALLEE, 83, of Fort Wayne passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2018. She was born on October 23, 1934 in Niles, Michigan, a daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Prevuznak) Orias. She worked for 23 years at Fort Wayne Country Club and, also, at home caring for her family. She enjoyed
DORIS M. SUMMERS TANCIL, 93, passed away on Monday, January 29, 2018 at Lutheran Life Villages. She was born June 26, 1924, the daughter of the late Jack and Helen (Schleiker) Zolman. Doris was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church for 70 years. She loved traveling, gardening, and spending
PATRICIA L. MEYER, 92, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, January 29, 2018. She was born October 3, 1925, a daughter of the late Herman and Mamie (Landrigan) Scher. She worked as a registered nurse for nearly 40 years. She was a lifelong member at St. Therese Catholic Church where she was involved
NORMAN E. “MORT” DALMAN, 73, of Fort Wayne passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. He was born on May 21, 1944, a son of the late Charles and Latonia (Waggeman) Dalman. He worked his entire life in the construction field as a welder and roofer, most recently working as a superintendent at Fort
DESIREE NOEL BUSKIRK, 13, of rural Fort Wayne, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018. She was born November 15, 2004 in Fort Wayne to Marvin and Ednalyn (Noel) Buskirk. Desiree was a seventh grade student at Summit Middle School. She loved animals of all kinds and had hoped to be a veterinarian in
SUE ELLEN GROH passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday, January 21, 2018. She was born July 19, 1951 to the late Winnie and Mary Ellen Lichtsinn. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and sister who enjoyed game night with her family, spending time at Coldwater Lake, and loved to read.
She is survived
NOEL V. HENSCHEN, 79, of rural Uniondale passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017. He was born on August 9, 1938 in Fort Wayne, a son of the late Chalmer and Beatrice (Kinerk) Henschen. He served in the U.S. Army. He worked at Trainer Service Center from 1956-1997 and Old Prairie Products from 1997-2015.
DARLEEN ROSALIND JACKSON, 72, of Fort Wayne, passed away January 4, 2018 at her residence. She was born January 16, 1945 in Fort Wayne to the late William and Violet (White) McClure.
She retired in 2013 from Lonza as a Sales Merchandiser. She attended The Point Church and was an active member of American
LORRENE LEE DEATRICH-RIDENOUR, 59, of Fort Wayne passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017. She was born on October 3, 1958 in Denver, Colorado. She worked as a baker at Rogers Markets. She enjoyed baking and the mountains and will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
MATTHEW ALAN OBERLEY, 61, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital. He was born August 28, 1956 in Fort Wayne to the late Elmer Oberley, Jr. and Virginia (Pepe) Oberley Hunsberger. He worked as a carpenter for Local #232. He was a faithful member of AMVETS #33.
THOMAS H. “TOM” LAWS, 59, of Fort Wayne passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017. He was born on September 19, 1958 in Detroit, Michigan, a son of the late Herbert and Dorothy (Hall) Laws. He was a co-owner of D & T Drain Cleaning & Repair. He also worked for Deister Machinery for 14
PEGGY ANN “PEG” MEEK, 82, of Fort Wayne passed away December 1, 2017 at Kingston Residence. She was born August 4, 1935 in Fort Wayne to the late Alfred and Mildred (Bauermeister) Eichler. She worked as a homemaker, raising her family and helping her husband farm. She was a member of American
JANET K. BONTEMPO, 70, of Fort Wayne passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017. She was born on January 20, 1947 in Huntington, Indiana. She worked at Kunkel Valve Company and most recently worked at Walmart. She was involved with the neighborhood association and a lifetime member of VFW #1421.
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
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
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
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
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