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
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
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
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.
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
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,
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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