Randy J. Bentrup, 67

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

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MARCELLA E. PALMER, 92

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

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HELEN MARIE LEVY, 73

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

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ROBERT STEPHEN BUHR

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

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JOHN L. WYATT, 87

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

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PHYLLIS I. GENTH, 82

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

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REV. WILLIAM J. “BILL” CUTSHAW, 84

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

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DOROTHY JANE KEHR, 93

, 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

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CARROLL SUZANNE (JOHNSON) SORG

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

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BARBARA ANN BALDI, 82

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

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RICHARD M. “DICK” SAALFRANK, 83

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

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TIMOTHY S. WHITE, 50

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

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CATHERINE “KITTY” ANNE BOURNE

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

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CHARLES K. “CHUCK” MINER, SR., 88

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,

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DELORES ANN WRIGHT, 78

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

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WILMA (KOEHLER) GIORDANO, 95

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

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ANN E. STARK

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

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JEAN M. KENLINE, 83

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

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MARTHENA WARD, 92

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

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GLEN RICHARD CRIST, JR., 63

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

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JERRY VERNON NUTTLE, 61

JERRY VERNON NUTTLE, 61, of Fort Wayne, passed away July 20, 2016 at his residence. He was born June 9, 1955 in Fort Wayne to the late Clarence and Ellen (Stuart) Nuttle. He worked as a machinist at Zollner Piston for 34 years. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

He is

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RUTHANN GERKE, 87

RUTHANN GERKE, 87, passed away and entered Heaven on Thursday, July 21, 2016. She was born June 24, 1929 to the late Robert and Anna Bixler.

She was a loving and kind mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Surviving are her sons, Pastor Robert (Linda) Gerke and James (Cynthia) Gerke; eight grandchildren;

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NEALIE “MARIE” JOHNSON, 86

NEALIE “MARIE” JOHNSON, 86, of Waynedale, entered Heaven from Visiting Nurse Hospice on July 23, 2016. She was a devoted wife who loved God, her family, church and her Tennessee heritage. She was also a founding member of Avalon Missionary Church.

Surviving are her children, Phyllis (Dennis) Brubaker,

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WALTER D. MANES, 86

WALTER D. MANES, 86, of Fort Wayne passed away Monday, July 4, 2016. He was born on February 15, 1930 to the late Delbert E. and Bessie L. (Flickenger) Manes. He served in the U.S. Army. He worked at Slater Steel and was a member of Waynedale United Methodist Church.

Surviving family includes his sons,

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PAUL D. SILLS, 74

PAUL D. SILLS, 74, of Fort Wayne passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2016. He was born on September 6, 1941 in Decatur, a son of the late Ross and Ethel (Bolinger) Sills. He attended Elmhurst High School. He retired as a truck driver from Summit City Trucking.

He was a lifelong member of Lincolnshire Church

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