Misc Obituaries

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GASKILL, William N.

William N. Gaskill, aged seventy-five years, died Wednesday morning at 6:30 o'clock at the family residence, 1629 Franklin avenue, after a lingering illness of dropsy. Heart failture was the immediate cause of death. The funeral will be held from the residence Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with interment at Lindenwood cemetery. Mr. Gaskill was born in New Jersey December 4. 1831, and while still a small boy removed with his parents to Whitley county. At the age of twenty years he came to Fort. Wayne, residing, here during the remainder of his lifetime. He served in the 142nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry.
He was an active member of Sion S Bass post, G. A. R., and of the Odd Fellows, local lodge No. 14. left surviving are his "aged wife, Susannah ten children - Mrs. Prudence Wiesbecker, Mrs. Jennie Valroff and Mrs. Lottie Smith, of this city; Harrison, Ira, Burvillus, Millard, Malcolm and Myer, of this city, and Charles, of Pasadena, Cal.—also three sisters and two brothers. The Woman's Relief corps of Sion S. Bass post will hold a flag service at the residence at 1.30 o'clock preceding the funeral.
Source: The Ft Wayne Journal Gazette Feb 21, 1907 // Submitters Name: Linda Blue Dietz


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GEBELE, Miss Ludia

Gebele: Funeral services for Miss Ludia Gebele will be held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock at the Cathedral; interment at the Catholic cemetery.
The Fort Wayne Sentinel March 6, 1917


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GERIG, Jess J

JESS J. GERIG, 84, of Leo, died Monday, July 14, 2003, at Parkview Hospital. Born Aug. 15, 1918, in Fort Wayne, he was an Army World War II veteran and member of Grabill Missionary Church. He retired from the Zollner Corp. Quality Control Dept. , after 21 years of service. Surviving are his wife, Iva; a son, Michael (Theresa) Gerig; two grandsons, Chad and Ryan Gerig, all of Leo. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Gerig. Service is 11 a.m. Thursday at Grabill Missionary Church, 13637 State St., Grabill, with visitation one hour before. Visitation is also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial at Leo Memorial Cemetery. Preferred memorials to the church building fund. Arrangements by Hockemeyer Funeral Home, Harlan.


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GERWIG, Mrs. Carrie

Mrs. Carrie Gerwig, aged 31 years, wife of Henry Gerwig, of Woodburn died shortly before midnight Saturday night at the Lutheran Hospital death being due to neuritis, with which the decedent had been afflicted for some time. She had been a patient of the hospital for three days. The husband and one small son survive. The body was removed to the Peltier undertaking establishmnet to be prepared for burial and was last evening shipped to Woodburn, where the funeral services and interment will take place.
Paper: Fort Wayne News Sentinel Date: 1918-07-29;


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GEYER, Mrs.

Mrs. Geyer, wife of Lake Shore Baggageman William B. Geyer. died at the home of her parents in Leesburg Thursday and was buried there Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Geyer formerly lived in this city but then moved to Toledo some time ago.
Paper: "Elkhart Daily Review"; Date: 1904-10-10;


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GILLIE, Mrs. James

Mrs. James Gillie, formerly a resident to Allen County, is dead at her home at Storey City, Iowa, according to word received here by local relatives. Death was due to pneumonia and followed a comparatively short illness. The husband, who is the son of James Gillie Sr., residing six miles west of Fort Wayne, and four children survive.
Date: 1918-07-29; Paper: Fort Wayne News Sentinel


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GLADIEUX, Ralph

Ralph Gladieux Dies Founder of Refinery
Ralph E. Gladieux, 4133 New Haven Ave., founder of the Gladieux Refinery Inc. and Service Station, died at 9:55 a.m. today in Parkview Memorial Hospital. Mr. Gladieux, a lifelong resident of Allen County, was a member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, the American Petroleum Institute of Washington D.C., the National Petroleum Refiners Association, United Commercial Travelers and Automotive Maintenance association. He also was an associate member of the Frater Order of Police. Surviving are his wife, Dolores B.; a sone, James M., Mrs. Maxine Sordelet and Mrs. Jan Fletcher, Fort Wayne; six brothers, Justin, Louis and Ernest, Fort Wayne; Clyde, New Haven, and Virgil and Nelson, Toledo, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Floyd Parnin, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Harry Thorpe, Angola and 21 grandchildren. Arrangements will by by the D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home. Preferred memorials are gifts to the Allen County Heart Fund of the Visiting Nurses Service.
News-Sentinel, The (Fort Wayne, IN) - June 22, 1982


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GODFREY, Jeff

Jeff Godfrey, 64 years old, was found lying In a field near this city with two bullet holes in his head and a revolver by his side. The loss of a small fortune because of drink is believed to have been the cause of his act
. The Indianapolis Star May 12, 1916


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GOODWIN, Edward

Goodwin: Word has been received in the city of the death of Edward Goodwin, who was struck and killed by automobile in Chicago Saturday night. the deceased was well known in Fort Wayne, having been employed here some time ago when he made his home here. Mrs. Goodwin is a niece of M.E. Driscoll, of 247 Douglas Avenue, funeral service will be held in Chicago.


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GOSPODAREK, Mildred

MILDRED (ATKINSON) GOSPODAREK, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday, July 10, 2003, at The Cedars Nursing Home, Leo. Born Nov. 9, 1909, in Princeton, she was a bookkeeper, retiring in 1976, and a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. She was a member of the Volunteer Board at St. Joe Medical Center, Rosary Society at church, Volunteer at Chapter 11, member of the Catholic Business Women's Association and St. Elizabeth Guild. Survivors include sons, Charles E. (Marian) Gospodarek of Franklin, Tenn., John R. (Linda) Gospodarek of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Jason and Amy; sister, Sadie Black of Oakland City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Joseph, and two sisters, Bertha Whitten and Eunice Holtsclaw. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Monday, with calling one hour prior, at St. Jude Catholic Church, E. State Blvd. at Randallia Drive. Calling also from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, with a Vigil service at 7:30 p.m. at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave. Burial in Catholic Cemetery. Memorials to League for the Blind.
Contributed by George Jochum


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GOUL, Michael W

MICHAEL W. GOUL, 53, died Thursday, July 10, 2003, at home in Fort Wayne. Born in Anderson, he was a lineman for several cable TV companies, and a U.S. Air Force Vietnam Veteran. Survivors include his wife, Marianne Goul of Fort Wayne; daughers, Phoedra Gibson of Kokomo and Athena Goul of Anderson; son, Jarod Goul of Greensburg; and aunt, Diana Lynn Haney (husband, Fred).Graveside service is pending. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.


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GREENLEE, Robert H

ROBERT H. GREENLEE, 65, died Monday, July 14, 2003, at Parkview Memorial Hospital. He was born Oct. 8, 1937, in Marion. His wife, Wilma Greenlee survives. Service is 2 p.m. Thursday at C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, 1327 N. Wells Street, with visitation from noon to 2 p.m. Burial at Covington Memorial Gardens. Memorials to Harvester Missionary Church.

The following obituary is being republished to provide additional information. ROBERT H. GREENLEE, 65, died Monday, July 14, 2003, at Parkview Memorial Hospital. He was born Oct. 8, 1937, in Marion. He was a parking attendant with Harding & Dahm Co. for eight years, retiring in 2001. Surviving are his wife, Wilma Greenlee of Fort Wayne; daughter, Mrs. Stephen (Julie) Pease of New Haven, Cindy Greenlee of Florida and Dawn Norris of New Haven; and seven grandchildren. Service is 2 p.m. Thursday at C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, 1327 N. Wells Street, with visitation from noon to 2 p.m. Burial at Covington Memorial Gardens. Memorials to Harvester Missionary Church.


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HAAG, Fred

Says Mystery Yet Veils Slaying of Haag
Coroner Thomas of Bluffton Unable To Discover a Motive
Coroner Herman Thomas of Wells County, who is in the city today, says that utter mystery' still surrounds the killing of Fred Haag, the Bluffton meat dealer, whose lifeless body, pierced by a bullet. was found on the floor of his place of business on the morning of October 31. The element of motive is ertirely lacking in the evidence which the coroner has been able to obtain in the case. The Wells county official said that he had as yet returned no finding in the case, and had deferred this action in the hope, that developments might lend some aid in the solution of the mystery. A score of possible clues, he said had been run down, only to come to naught. The shooting of Haag occurred on the night when Halloween roysterers were about tvo city and Coroner Thomas believes this Is why the sounds of the pistol shots attracted no attention Robbery was not the motive, the cash in the meat market and Haag's pockets was undisturbed, and so far as is known the man had no enemies. It is understood that the Bluffton grand jury, now in session, is making an investigation of the case
The Fort Wayne Sentinel Tuesday Nov 16 1909


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HABEGGER, Samuel C

SAMUEL C. HABEGGER, 75, of Berne, died Monday, July 14, 2003 at Swiss Village, Berne. Mr. Habegger was a retired business man. In 1956, Samuel and a brother, Charlie, started the Habegger's Ace Lumber Co., and he was co-owner of Swiss Haus of Camping. He was a member of Cross United Church of Christ where he sang in the choir and served on the church Consistory. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis; daughters, Sandra (Steve) Augsburger of Atlanta, Ga., Dr. Janet (Ren) Habegger of Reedley, Calif., and Karen (Gregg) Moser of Berne; a son, Mike (Gwen) Habegger of Berne; brothers, Charlie Habegger of Berne and Dr. Elmer Dale Habegger of Indianapolis; sisters, Mary Ann Habegger of Berne, Virginia (Gene) Spencer of Phoenix, Ariz., and Elaine (Rev. John) Colsten of Hammond; and 13 grandchildren. Service is 10:30 a.m. Friday at Cross United Church of Christ, with calling one hour prior. Visitation is from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Yager-Kirch-hofer Funeral Home, Berne. Burial at M.R.E. Cemetery. Memorials to Cross United Church of Christ or Swiss Village.


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HAFFNER, child of. Mr. and Mrs. Amos

DIED OF PNEUMONIA. The 3-months-old child of. Mr. and Mrs. Amos Haffner, of Arcola, died yesterday quite suddenly. At the request of neighbors Coroner Barnett was called to investigate the cause of death. He went to Arcola and in his examination and post-mortrm was assisted by Dr. G. W. Cutshaw of Arcola. The finding of the coroner is that the child died of pneumonia.
The Fort Wayne News Thurs. May 8 1902


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HAKE, Child

Hoagland-The little child of Lee Hake was buried at the Antioch cemetery Saturday afternoon.
(Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, Fort Wayne Indiana. June 23, 1915. Submitted by Shauna Williams)


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HALEY, Daniel

HALEY: Daniel Haley, a well known resident of Fort Wayne, died Monday night at his home, 307 East Creighton avenue, following an illness of three days due to pneumonia. He was employed as a yard foreman at the Bass works. He had resided in Fort Wayne for the past twenty-eight years. The deceased was born and reared In Columbia City. Besides the widow he is survived by the following children: Mrs. John Henry, Charles, Harry, Loo and Daniel Haley, Jr. Ono brother, John Haley, of South Whitley, and two sisters, Mrs. Jane Rngan. of Napoleon, O., and Miss Mary Haley, of Columbia City, also survive him. Mr. Haley was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic church, of the Holy Name society and of the Catholic Knights of America.
Funeral services. Thursday morning at 8:30 o'clock at the residence and at 9 o'clock at St. Patrick's Catholic church. Interment at the Catholic cemetery.
The Fort Wayne Sentinel March 6, 1917


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HALL, Betty J

BETTY J. HALL, 75, of Columbia City, died Saturday, July 12, 2003, in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, she was a former baker and supervisor for Summers Bakery, Fort Wayne. Survivors include former husband, Tony Gordon of Fort Wayne; sons, Ted Gordon of Tulsa, Okla., Fred Gordon of Roanoke, Wayne Gordon of Whitewater, Wis., and Kenny Gordon of Fort Wayne; daughters, Judy Barnes of Fort Wayne and Vickie Ashcraft of Celina, Ohio; step-daughters, Grace Kelly and Donna Diss, both of Fort Wayne; a sister, Colleen Statler of Wolf Lake; brothers, Robert and Bill Myers of Fort Wayne, Jim Myers of Waco, Texas, and Don Myers of Avilla; 18 grandchildren, 29 great-grand-children, and one great-great-grandchild. Service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial at Christian Chapel Cemetery, Noble County.


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HALL, Franklin

Hall-Franklin Rinaldo Hall, aged 63 years, for the past eight months foreman of one of the city street repair gangs, and a life long resident of Allen county, died late Saturday at his home, 1001 Third street, death being due to a cancerous affection following a long illness.
Mr. Hall was born in Milan township, Allen county, November 13, 1854. Surviving besides the widow are one son, Ward Hall, detective sergeant on the Fort Wayne polie force, and in charge of the identification bureau; also a grandchild and the following brothers and sisters: Mark, William and George Hall, Mrs. John Walbolt and Mrs. Jesse Grice, widow of the former mayor of Fort Wayne.
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home and at 2:30 o'clock at the Bowers' chapel, following by burial in Bowers' cemetery. The Rev. Manford Wright officiated.
(The Fort Wayne News and Sentinel, Fort Wayne Indiana Feb. 4, 1918 Submitted by S. Williams)


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HALL, Richard, Ewen

RICHARD "DICK" EWEN HALL, 68, of Leesburg, died Thursday, July 10, 2003. Arrangements by Mishler-Eastlund Funeral Homes, Harris Chapel, Syracuse.


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HARDING, Alice

Funeral Announcements-Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Harding will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the residence in Milan township and at two o'clock from Taylor chapel. Interment will be at Bowers cemetery.
(The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne Indiana. November 6, 1911. Submitted by S. Williams)


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HARMON, Robert W.

ROBERT W. HARMON, 32, died Friday at home. Born in Fort Wayne, he worked at Kelly Box & Packaging Corp. Surviving are his wife, Jacqueline ; a son, Robert W. "Little Bobby" Jr. of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Janice K. "JuJuBee " Harmon of Fort Wayne; his mother, Janice D. Harmon of Fort Wayne; a brother, Kenny Jr. of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Christina M. Troyer and Cindy Sue Lee, both of Fort Wayne; and a stepbrother, Frank E. Kahn Jr. of Fort Wayne. Services at 1 p.m. Friday at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., with calling an hour before services. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials to the children.
Journal Gazette, The Fort Wayne, Indiana July 19, 1997 Edition: Final Page: 3C // Contributed by Erica Beatty


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HART, Mrs. John C.

Services will be held at 1:30 pm Saturday at the D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home for Mrs. John C. Hart, 52, who died at 8:05 am yesterday at Parkview Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Hart resided at 2302 Curdes Ave., and was a member of the Forest Park Methodist Church.
Surviving are the husband, John C. Hart Jr.; one son, Kenneth, serving in the US Army; two daughters, Marilyn and Bonita, both at home; one sister, Mrs. Meredith Jacobs, Central, Ind.; two brothers, Elmer Reas, Fort Wayne, and Russel Reas, Corydon, and the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reas, Corydon.
The Rev. George Brunner, assisted by the Rev. Bryan J. Howard will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Newspaper: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Date: 06/21/1957 // From a Friend of Free Genealogy:


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HART, Robert J

ROBERT J. HART, 79, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday, July 10, 2003, at Renaissance Village Nursing Home. Born May 2, 1924, in East Chicago, Ind., he was Vice president of Indiana Bank & Trust from 1968 to 1980, owner of Hart Travel in Angola for 12 years, from 1980 to 1992, and lived and worked in Saudi Arabia for three years, as an administrative assistant to the medical director of Aramco, from 1956 to 1959. He was a graduate of Morgan Park Military Academy, Chicago, and attended the University of Washington, D.C., where he obtained an AS in Business and Economics. He was an Army veteran of World War II, honorably discharged in 1947. He was past president of the Association of Bank Travel Bureau and member of the Association of Retail Travel Agents. Other memberships include: VFW Lincoln Post of Fort Wayne, Elks Lodge of Angola, the Gary, Ind. Chamber of Commerce and Town Board member in Clearlake. Surviving are his wife, Norma Jean Hart of Fort Wayne; children, Jay Robert Hart and companion, Laurie Freed of Fremont, and Chuck Hart and wife, Dena, of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter A. and Emily (Jenkins) Hart. Service is 10 a.m. Monday at Grace Episcopal Church, Fort Wayne. Visitation is from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Covington Memorial Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial at Covington Memorial Gardens.


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HARTMAN, Virginia

VIRGINIA HARTMAN, 62, died Friday, July 11, 2003. Arrangements by Goodwin Memorial Chapel, Bluffton


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HAVERT, Ollie J.

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception 10 a.m. Saturday, Catholic Cemetery


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HAYDEN, John W

JOHN W. HAYDEN, 74, departed this life Thursday, July 3, 2003, in Detroit, Mich. The youngest of 10 children, he was born Jan. 20, 1929, in Mobile, Ala., the son of the late Charles D. and Maude Evelyn Hayden. John was a graduate of Parker High School in Birmingham, Ala. and a U.S. Army veteran. He was the former owner of the 401 Club. He leaves to mourn his passing: his first wife, Lovie Hayden; three children, Kerry Hayden, Cedric Hayden and Edith Hill; five brothers, Walter, William, Andrew, Fred and Harrison Hayden; and a host of other relatives and friends. John was preceded in death by his second wife, Josephine; a son, Dr. Royce D. Hayden; two sisters, Jettie Thompkins and Vernon Howell; and two brothers, Charles and Alvon.
Contributed by George Jochum


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HEFFELFINGER, Wayne A

WAYNE A. HEFFELFINGER, 50, of Hicksville, Ohio, died Thursday, July 10, 2003. He worked at Karl Schmidt Unisia (Zollner Piston), Fort Wayne, for the past 30 years. Surviving are his parents, Wendell and Clara; his wife, Jan; two sons, Alex and Travis; two brothers, Jerry and Kirk, all of Hicksville. Funeral service is 3 p.m. (EDT) Sunday, with calling one hour prior to the service, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Hicksville. Calling is also from 2 to 9 p.m. (EDT) Saturday at Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville. Preferred memorials to St. John's Lutheran Church, American Cancer Society or the CMH Foundation.
Contributed by George Jochum.


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HERRICK, Ruth

The funeral of Mrs. Ruth Herrick, held at Taylor chapel on Wednesday, was well attended. Rev. Bunner the pastor preached the sermon and Rev. C.U. Wade, presiding elder read the memoir and aded(sic) helpful thoughts in the closing service. The remains were interred at Bowers cemetery.
(June 14, 1905 Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, Fort Wayne Indiana Submitted by S. Williams)


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HESS, J.C.

J.C. HESS, of Ft. Wayne, returning home late at night, found his wife seated in a chair, in a dying condition. Her death followed before morning.
Indiana General News Items from the Indianapolis News 8 December, 1890


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HESS, Nicholas W.

DIED AT THE DRIVING PARK
NICHOLAS W. HESS SUCCUMBS TO HEART TROUBLE
In the presence of the holiday crowd gathered at the Driving Park Thursday afternoon to witness the bicycle races, Nicholas W. Hess was suddenly stricken by heart trouble, and within fifteen minutes was dead. The sad event caused the greatest excitement.
Mr. Hess was sixty-nine years of age and resided at 51 Elizabeth Street. About 2:30 o'clock, apparently in good health, he left his home and rode to the Driving, park on his bicycle. Standing beside the track waiting for the races to start, Mr. Hess suddenly sank to the ground helpless. Bystanders carried the prostrate man into a stable near by and physicians were summoned, but the patient relapsed into unconsciousness and expired a few minutes later. Coroner Burnett was notified and the remains were removed to the Peltier undertaking establishment, where a postmortem by Dr. B. Von Swetingon and Coroner Barnett revealed the death was due to a blood clot upon the right side of the heart.
The deceased had been a resident of Fort Wayne for many years. He was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, in 1832 came to America with his parents when but a mere child and lived for a time at Crestline, Ohio. While still a, young man, Mr. Hess came to this city and in 1855, was an employee of Redd's plough, work.
Afterwards he became connected with Remhardt's; carriage works as a woodworker, which position he filled at the time of his death. The survivors are the wife and five children Mrs. E. W, Bashiler, Mrs. A. G. St. Clair, William H. and Frank J., all of Chicago. MI-B. Wilson Yagerlslmer, another daughter, is a resident of this city.
The Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel Wed. June 5, 1901


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HINES, Donald F

DONALD F. HINES, 76, died Thursday afternoon, July 10, 2003, at the Americare of Portland, following an illness of several months. He was the former superintendent of the Jay County Retirement Center for 25 years. He worked as a barber in Berne for six years, and at the Home Dairy ice cream department in Berne for several years. Don attended the Bellfountain United Methodist Church and was a member of the Geneva Masonic Lodge. He was very active in the Boy Scouts of America program and was able to take his group to the New York World's Fair. He was also manager of Miller's Dairy Drive-in at Fort Recovery, Ohio, from 1973 to 1975. Donald Fredrick Hines was born Jan. 14, 1927, the son of Clyde and Pauline (Mott) Hines. He graduated from Portland High School in 1947, and from the Fort Wayne Barber College. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served his country in the Korean War. Surviving are his wife, Norma Smith Hines, who he married, Dec. 13, 1969. Also surviving are his daughter, Vicki Jo (Hines) Luebke (Gary) of Fort Wayne; his son, Bradley Scott Hines (Margaret) of Aubrey, Texas; his stepdaughter, Cynthia Ware (Michael) of Orchard Park, N.Y.; his stepson, Frank Missicano of Fort Wayne; his sisters, Suzy Saterlee (Jerry) of Chicago suburb and Kay Weesner (Gerald) of Grabill; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday, with viewing one hour prior, at the Portland Chapel of Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home, with Pastor Gerald Weesner officiating. Friends may call from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Mt. Zion Cemetery, northeast of Portland, with full military rites by American Legion Post 211. Memorials to the Jay County Retirement Center Activity Fund or the Turnstone Center for Disabled Children & Adults of Fort Wayne.


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HIPPENHAMMER, Richard A

RICHARD "DICK" A. HIPPENHAMMER, 64, died Sunday, July 13, 2003, at Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville. Born in Noble County, he was the son of the late Russell and Opal Smith Hippenhammer. He was a machinist for Dana Corp. for over 20 years, an Army veteran and member of American Legion Post 240, Avilla. "He loved fishing, golfing and watching his grandchildren's baseball games." He married Barbara "Barb" (Fischer) Hippenhammer, June 19, 1966, in Avilla, and she survives. Also surviving are a son, Richard (Shannon) Hippenhammer; a daughter, Joann (Jed) Feagler; grandchildren, Kyle Johnson, Tanner and Kendall Hippenhammer, all of Avilla; and step-grandchildren, Dereck and Devin Feagler; sisters, Marilyn (Gil) Baumgartner of Fort Wayne and Janet (Phil) Meyer of Venice, Fla. Two brothers preceded him in death. Service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brazzell Funeral Home. Visitation is from 2 to 4 & 6 to 9 p.m. today, and one hour prior to service Wednesday, at the funeral home. Military graveside service at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Avilla, by American Legion Post 240. Memorials to Parkview Hospice.


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HITTLE, Janice L

JANICE L. HITTLE, 59, of Albion, died Saturday, July 12, 2003. Arrangements by Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco.


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HOAGLAND, James Evans

James Evans Hoagland Dies in Philadelphia After a Day's Illness
Relatives in this city have received the news of the death of James Evans Hoagland, a former resident of this city, at his home in Philadelphia, the immediate cause of his death being congestion of the brain. Mr. Hoagland held a responsible position with the Pennsylvania company and was highly esteemed by his associates. Mr. Hoagland's death was very sudden.
James Hoagland was the oldest son of Pliny and Merica Hoagland. He was born in Fort Wayne, Dec. 1, 1845. He lived here until 1882, when he went to Philadelphia.  In 1885 he was married to Mrs. Honora T. Baird, of that city.
The surviving relatives are his wife, a brother, Mr. John R. Hoagland of Chicago, and three sisters, Mrs. S. R. Backus, of Toledo, Mrs. W. H. Fleming, and Miss Merica Hoagland, of this city.
The funeral will be held Monday at Philadelphia.
The Fort Wayne News Fort Wayne, Indiana March 4, 1898; MANY PERSONS CALLED
(Contributed by Marji Turner)

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HOLLOPETER, George

Funneral services will be held at 2 pm Saturday for George Hollopeter, 87, who died at 12:30 am yesterday at the Sanders Hospital in Auburn, where he had been a patient since June 3. Services will be in the Leo Methodist Church, Rev. J.H. Neuenschwander officiating, with burial in the Leo Cemetery. Mr. Hollopeter resided with his niece, Miss Bessie Conway, in Cedarville before entering the hospital. Prior to making his home with his niece, Mr. Hollopeter resided in Leo. Before his retirement he was employed as a janitor at the Fort Wayne State School. He was a member of Leo Methodist Church. Surviving besides his niece are two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Saylor, Huntertown, and Mrs. Mabel Stevick, Leo; one brother, Lester, Fort Wayne, and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Walter Funeral Home at Spencerville until noon Saturday, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until the time of the funeral.
Newspaper: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Date: 06/21/1957 // From a Friend of Free Genealogy:


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HOLMES, Mrs. Mary Maria (Fountain)

Mrs. Mary Maria (Fountain) Holmes March 10, 1881 At Fort Wayne, Ind., March 4, of congestion of the liver, Mary Maria, 65, wife of Joshua Holmes and sister of Mr. William Fountain of Whitefield.
(Contributed by Nancy Piper)


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HOOVER, Sarah Elizabeth

SARAH ELIZABETH HOOVER, 85, died Friday, July 11, 2003, at Renaissance Village Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 19, 1917, in Living-ston, Tenn. A registered nurse for 25 years, she worked as a visiting nurse, a private nurse and a volunteer nurse. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Trinity Chapter 576, the Shriners' Widows, Fort Wayne Women's Club and The Methodist Women's Club. Surviving are a daughter, Gail Cannon (Keith) of Georgia; sons, Forrest Hoover (Darlene) of Fort Wayne and Clarence "Butch" Hoover (Virginia) of Fort Wayne; a brother, Sidney Harward of Livingston, Tenn.; a sister, Lois Jordan of Lansing, Mich.; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grand-children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Hoover, in 1992; a brother, Leon Harward; and sister, Magdalene Green. Service is 1 p.m. Thursday at Covington Memorial Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial at Covington Memorial Gardens. Memorials to the donor's choice.


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HORSTMEYER, Dorothy L

DOROTHY L. HORSTMEYER, 87, of Wichita, Kan., died Thursday, July 10, 2003. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her son, Jack of New Cannan, Conn.; daughters, Judy Martin of Witchita and Betty Ugolini of Derby, Kan.; a brother, George H. Pierce of Coldwater, Mich.; a sister, Marjorie Pierce of Coldwater; grandchildren, Nicholas, Elizabeth, and John Horstmeyer, Bill Knickerbocker, Linda Blockyou, Merissa Joy Medbury, and Christofer and Todd Ugolini; great-grandchildren, Michael W. Knickerbocker, and Kristen and Nicole Blockyou. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Richard C. Horstmeyer. Graveside service is 2 p.m. Friday at Lakeview Cemetery, Witchita. Memorials to the American Diabetes Association, 837 S. Hillside, Wichita, KS 67211.


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HULL, Captain Adam

CAPTAIN ADAM HULL IS DEAD
Prominent Indiana Civil War Officer Called by Death

Captain Adam Hull, aged 76 years, one of Indiana's best known veteran officers of the civil war, and a resident of Allen County for over half a century, is dead at his home at Cedarville. Captaibn Hull was born in Allen County Jan. 15, 1842 and had resided in Indiana the greater portion of his life. At the outbreak of the civil war, he enlisted as a private at Camp Allen, and after serving three years in the ranks, was promoted to rank of Captain and placed in command of Company C. Fourty-fourth Indiana volunteer Infantry. This regiment played a distinguished part in many battles, notably at Stone river, Tenn., and at the battle of Chickamauga, Tenn. During the latter part of the war, Captain Hull was assigned to Garrison duty at Chattanooga. Captain Hull was married to Miss Mary Jane Gray, June 23, 1868. Nine children, one of whom proceded him in death, were born to this union. Those, surviving are Florence and Willard Hull at home; Mrs. Andrew Harkey, Collingwood; Mrs. George Johnson, Conrad, N.H.; Adam Birdwell Hull, Sturgis, Mich.; Mrs. Laura Vanzile, also of Sturgis; Judson Hull, of Leo and Mrs. Edward Brice, of fort Wayne. Twenty-four grandchildren . three great-grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters, also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 o'clcok Tuesday morning at the Cedarville Church. followed by interment in the Leo Cemetery.
Allen County Indianapolis Sentinel 1875-04-02


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JACKSON, Mildred L

MILDRED L. JACKSON, 83, of Bloomington, Ind., died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at Bell Trace Health & Living Center, Bloomington. Born Jan. 28, 1920, in Dante, Va., she was a homemaker and member of Waynedale United Methodist Church, the VFW and Eagles Club. "She was a devoted wife, who took care of her husband for many years prior to his death." Surviving are a son, Ronald Jackson; four grandchildren, Jan Jackson, Dr. Jeffrey Jackson and wife, Trudy, Jay Jackson and wife, Laura, Jody Stanley and husband, Matt; great-grandchildren, Tera Jackson, Mariah and Samuel Jackson, Brett and Nathan Jackson, Brian, Shannon and Stephanie Stanley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse B. Jackson. Service is 10 a.m. Monday at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ossian. Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association.


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JAMES, Lucille M

LUCILLE M. JAMES, 86, died Monday, July 14, 2003, at Parkview Hospital. She was born in Uniontown, Ala. and retired from International Harvester in 1979. She was a member of Pilgrim Baptist Church, Missionary Society, Sunday School, Floral Club and a Sympathy Worker. She is survived by one daughter, Mary James Wray, and one son, George Franklin James, both of Fort Wayne. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Baptist Church, with calling from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Burial at Lindenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home, 1021 E. Lewis Street, Fort Wayne.


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JOHNSON, Laura

Mrs. Laura Johnson, wife of William Johnson, died at midnight Friday night at her home in Eel River township, nine miles northwest of this city, from a complication of diseases. Mrs. Johnson was about 27 years of age, and was a daughter of John Anderson, a well known resident of Eeel(sic) River township. She was a consistent Christian and a most estimable lady. She leaves a husband and one child but a few days old. Her parents and one brother also survive. The funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 o'clock at the Huntertown cemetery church, conducted by Rev. W.E. Murray.
(July 8, 1899 Fort Wayne Sentinel, Fort Wayne Indiana Submitted by Shauna Williams)


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JOHNSON, Miles H.

Johnson; Miles H. Johnson, aged 66 years, a well-known Allen county resident, residing four and one-half miles northeast of the city, died at 8:30 o'clock Sunday morning at the family home, death being due to pneumonia, following an illness of but a. few days Mr. Johnson wan born at Hope Berry County, Mich Oct 12, 1851 but had resided In this county a number of years. surviving relatives Include the widow and the following six children. James A Johnson, New Haven; Mrs. F V Pierce., Dennison, Tex. , Mrs. Edward Caswell, Fort Wayne, Orval O, Allen F and Miss Alice Johnson Two brothers. L H Johnson, of this city, and M. B. Johnson, Kalamazoo, Mich., one sister, Mrs K. Cross, County Pleasant Mich, and six grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Thursdav afternoon at the family home, followed by Interment in the I O O F cemetery at New Haven. Motor funeral
Date: 1918-03-18; Paper: Fort Wayne News Sentinel


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JOHNSON, Shirley Anne

SHIRLEY ANNE JOHNSON, 65, of Fremont, died Sunday, July 13, 2003. Arrangements by Beams Funeral Home, 200 W. Toledo Street, Fremont.


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JOHNSON, Virginia N

VIRGINIA N. JOHNSON, 87, of Fort Wayne, died Friday, July 11, 2003. Born Nov. 10, 1915, in Van Wert, Ohio, she was the retired owner of Paradise Point Restaurant, Hartford City, and Wishbone Restaurant, Huntington. A member of Bethany Lutheran Church, she was valedictorian in 1933 of Whilshire High School, Wilshire, Ohio. Surviving are her husband, Arley L. Johnson of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Janice Caso of Angola; a son, Lanny J. Johnson of Flint, Mich.; a brother, Jack August of Nokomis, Fla.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Service is private to the family at Greenlawn Chapel. Burial at Greenlawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Klaehn, Fahl, & Melton Wayne Street Chapel, 420 W. Wayne St.


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JOHNSTON, Opal G

OPAL G. JOHNSTON, 92, died Saturday, July 12, 2003, at the Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana in Fort Wayne. Born in Boswell, she was a Churubusco area resident since 1928. She was formerly employed at Sears Roebuck and Company in Fort Wayne, and retired from Whitley Products in South Whitley. In her leisure time, she enjoyed sewing, movies and dining out. She was a member of Churubusco United Methodist Church and its United Methodist Women, and was a former member of the Pythian Sisters. Surviving are four children, Kenny (Martha) Johnston of Kendallville, Joanne B. Johnston of Churubusco, Jack J. (Melba) Johnston of Great Falls, Mont. and Karen (Ernest Sr., "Gene") Dennison of Mulberry, Fla.; two brothers, Alfred Cripe and Delbert (Shirley) Cripe, both of Columbia City; a sister, Lucille (Donald) Dodd of Constantine, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Luther K. Johnston, died May 12, 1983. Also deceased are five brothers, Charles Cripe, Earnie Cripe, Edgar Cripe, Eugene Cripe and Robert R. Cripe; and seven sisters, Mildred Brumbaugh, Marguerite Striegle, Dorothy Dodd, Elizabeth Boggs, Beverly Summers, Mary Frances Cripe and Lillie Mae Cripe. Service is 10 a.m. Thursday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Burial in Eel River Cemetery, south of Churubusco. Memorials to Churubusco United Methodist Church boiler fund, or Parkview Home Health & Hospice, Columbia City. E-mail condolences to sympathy@sheetsfuneralhome.com

OPAL G. JOHNSTON, 92, of Churubusco, died Saturday, July 12, 2003. Arrangements by Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco.


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KADUK, Dorothy Marie

DOROTHY MARIE KADUK, 79, of Hicksville, Ohio, died Monday, July 14, 2003, at Community Memorial Hospital, Hicksville. She was born Nov. 10, 1923, the daughter of Samuel and Flora Galliers, Defiance, Ohio. She was a graduate of Defiance High School with the class of 1941 and the Toledo Hospital School of Nursing with the class of 1944. She was united in marriage, Nov. 28, 1946, to John Kaduk. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Hicksville. She was a member of WELCA, American Legion Auxiliary, and the Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She was also active with the Red Cross Bloodmobile and Meals on Wheels. She worked as a Registered Nurse in the Defiance Hospital Community Memorial Hospital, Hicksville, and as a private nurse. Dorothy is survived by her husband; three daughters, Barbara Decker of Troy, Ohio, Joan (Ken) Gumbert of Fort Wayne, and Patricia Crunkilton of Defiance; two sons, David Kaduk of Hicksville and Steven Kaduk of Fort Wayne; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and a sister, Helen Brewer of Nampa, Idaho. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Robert Galliers of Defiance and Edward Galliers of Bryan, Ohio. Service is 10 a.m. (EDT) Friday at St.John's Lutheran Church, Hicksville, with the Rev. Judith Wascher officiating, and with calling one hour prior to the service. Friends and family may call from 3 to 7 p.m. (EDT) Thursday at Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville. Burial at Riverside Cemetery, Defiance.


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KAPPEL, Dr. J.H.

Fort Wayne, IN. Oct.31, 1898. Dr. J.H. Kappel, coroner of Allen County, died this morning after a lingering illness, the result of sunstroke 2 years ago. He was 29 years old and leaves a wife, to whom he was married only 1 year. Fort Wayne, Ind., Jan. 15 - W. H. Dills - one of the leading Democratic politicans of Northern Indiana, died at his home at Auburn, Ind., of heart disease this morning.
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KATT, Rev. Henry G.

After serving as a pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran church at Terre Haute for more than forty years, the Rev. Henry G. Katt died yesterday at his home at Terre Haute at the age of sixty-seven years, death following an extended illness. The Rev. Mr. Katt was well known in Fort Wayne as he attended Concordia College for six years and subsequently frequently visited in this city. After graduating from the local Lutheran Theological Institution, the Rev. Mr. Katt attended concordia theological Seminary at St. Louis, Mo. He had charge of pastorate at Louisville, Ky. Inglefield and Wanatah, Ind. prior to assuming his pastoral duties at Terre Haute.
Surviving are the widow and four children, August c. Katt, of Fort Wayne, the Rev. Arthur Katt, Mrs. Alma G. Mondy and Miss Norma Katt, all of Terre Haute.
Date: 1918-07-29; Paper: Fort Wayne News Sentinel


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KEEL, A.C.

Dec. 7, 1899 Fort Wayne, IN., A.C. Keel, a prominent Republican politician of this city, died today of paralysis. He was 65 yrs of age and a native of Stark Co. Ohio. He served in the 19th Ohio Regiment during the Civil War as Lieutenant and Captain and afterwards, having been permanently crippled at Stone River, was given a commission in the veteran Reserves, serving at Washington. He came here in 1868 and has been in business here ever since. He was for years prominent in politics and in 1898 ran for the county auditor but was defeated.

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KELL, Jacob F

The following obituary is being republished to provide additional information. JACOB F. KELL, 99, of Huntertown, died Friday, July 11, 2003, at Heritage Park Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Perry Township, Mr. Kell spent his entire lifetime on the same family farm in rural Allen County. He was engaged in farming as a young man and co-founded Kell Well Drilling in 1944. The firm later became known as Kell Drilling, Inc., (Kell & Kell), and he operated the business along with his son for many years, retiring in 1978. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto, Huntertown Lodge 689 F&AM, and the Indiana and National Ground Water Associations.
Surviving are his son, J. Frederick (Eula) Kell of Huntertown; his daughter, Ann (Russell) Lyon of Huntertown; nine grandchildren, Diane(Paul) Barners of Greveport, Ohio, Alan (Diane) Lyon of Greenwood, Perry (Denise) Lyons of Fort Wayne, Debi (Lloyd) Knowles of Lansing, Mich., Rick (Susan) Gulick of Cleveland, Ohio, Lisa (Timothy) Pfefferkorn of Augusta, Ga., Lana (Mark) Frey of Waterloo, and Eric and Nathan Kell, both of Huntertown; and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie (Aden) Kell, on May 1, 1987; a son, Victor Kell; three sisters, Carolyn Davis, Sarah Elizabeth DeBolt, and Mary Ellen Arnold; a brother, Thomas Kell; and a great-grandson, Jason Caleb Lyon. Service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto, with calling one hour before the service. Calling is also from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial at Huntertown Cemetery. Memorials to the church would be appreciated.


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KELLEY, John

John Kelley died Friday at Fort Wayne from the effects of injuries received last Tuesday while working in a sewer. His suffering has been intense since.
The Daily Indianian, Sept 20, 1881; Submitted by Teresa Haines Rigney

KELSEY, Johanna

Deaths-Kelsey-The death of Mrs. Joanna H. Halsey-Kelsey occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.H. Piatt, 1144 Division street, last evening at 9:30 o'clock, she being 84 years 10 months and 13 days old. Joanna H. Halsey was born at Hamilton, O., May 5, 1822. She was united in marriage to Henry S. Kelsey Nov. 29, 1843. To this union was born five sons and five daughters, of whom two sons and four daughters survive-Clare E. Piatt, of Fort Wayne; Alfred N. Kelsey, of Douglass, Ari.; Mary F. Kline, of Huntington; Elma H. Guthrie, of Huntington; Alice A. Haiber, of Pomona, Cal., and Frank W. Kelsey, of Fort Wayne. Also one brother in Kansas, besides sixteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Mrs. Kelsey, with her husband, came to Lafayette township, Allen county, some sixty years ago and settled in the old Indian reservation, where she helped to transform the tree blazed forest into the fertile fields of today. She is the last one of the old neighbors who lived in that community when they moved there. Aunty Kelsey, as she was familiarly called, accepted Christ as her Savior over fifty years ago and united with the primitive Baptist church at the Eight Mile church and was a member of that denomination to the time of her death. Her husband departed this life Sept 7, 1892. She came to Fort Wayne eleven years ago and has made her home with her daughter Clara ever since. The physical body that had been so strong and robust gave way about five yers ago and she has not been able to walk alone since and has been perfectly helpless for the past year. During all this time she was ever resigned to her lot and very patient, never a word of complaint escaping her lips. Thus another one of the old settlers, an earnest Christian, a kind neighbor and a loving friend has gone to her reward.
Arrangements have not yet been completed for the funeral services.
Short services will be held Thursday morning from the residence and the remains will be shipped at 11:15 to Roanoke. Final services will be held at the Beech Grove church at 1:30, and the body will be interred in the Kelsey cemetery near Roanoke.
(March 19, 1907 Fort Wayne News, Fort Wayne Indiana Submitted by Shauna Williams)


Funeral Announcements-Brief funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Johanna H. Kelsey will be held this morning from the residence, 1144 Division street, and later the body will be shipped to Roanoke, Ind, for the final service and interment at the Kelsey cemetery.
(March 21, 1907 The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne Indiana Submitted by S. Williams


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KELSEY, Orville E.

Orville E. Kelsey, 47, of 619 Mechanics St., died at 7:05pm yesterday in Veterans' Hospital. He was a self-employed landscaper and lived in Fort Wayne the last four years. He was born in Marion, Ind.
Surviving is his mother, Mrs. Hazel Eber.
Friends may call at the Wellman Funeral Home after 7 pm Saturday. Funeral services will be announced later.
Newspaper: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Obit: Friday, June 21, 1957


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KEMLER, Andrew J

ANDREW J. "ANDY" KEMLER, 21, of Van Wert, Ohio, died Saturday, July 5, 2003. Arrangements by Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert.


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KEMPER-KERLIN, Elaine S

ELAINE S. KEMPER-KERLIN, 81, of Syracuse, died Saturday, July 12, 2003. Arrangements by Mishler-Eastlund Funeral Homes, Harris Chapel.


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KESTERSON, Wayne

Wayne Kesterson, 89, died Tuesday (9-26-2000 at Courtland Manor Health & Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Born in Fort Wayne, he was a brick mason with Local #2 Bricklayers Union for 16 years and retired in 1972. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 689 F & AM, D.A.V. and a World War II Army veteran. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Surviving is his wife, Bonnie V. and he was preceded in death by one sister, three brothers and parents. No services or calling. Arrangements by D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park
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KESTERSON, Yvonne "Bonnie"

Kesterson, Yvonne "Bonnie" 1916 - 14 Oct 2000 Greenlawn Mem Cem -- Allen IN married to Wayne N. Kesterson Kesterson, Wayne N. 07 Nov 1910 - 26 Sep 2000 Greenlawn Mem/Allen IN Married to Yvonne son of Wm. & Hilma (Walters) Kesterson


Yvonne ''Bonnie'' Kesterson, 84, died Saturday (10-14-2000) at Courtland Manor Health & Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, she was a homemaker. Survivors include several cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne on September 26, 2000. Graveside service 10 am Wednesday in Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, 6600 Covington Rd. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave. Memorials to Salvation Army.
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KISTLER, Elias

KISTLER: Elias Kistler, aged 78 years, died at St. Joseph's hospital at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, where he had been a patient for seven weeks. The deceased was a retired farmer. He had been making his home with a daughter, Mrs. Bert McMillan, 1701 East Tontiac street. He is survived by seven children, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body will be shipped to Logansport for burial.
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KLEINKNIGHT, Marvin D

MARVIN D. KLEINKNIGHT, 82, of Murray, died Wednesday, July 16, 2003. Calling is from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home, Bluffton. Services are 2:30 p.m. Sunday, with calling one hour prior, at Lancaster Chapel.


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KLINEFELTER, Lowell H

LOWELL H. KLINEFELTER, 59, died Saturday, July 12, 2003. Service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthew's United Methodist Church. Calling is from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at De-Money Grimes Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial at St. Matthew's Cemetery.


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KLOPFENSTEIN, Anna

Klopfenstein-Mrs. Anna Klopfenstein, aged 75 years, widow of the late Joseph Klopfenstein, and one of Allen county's best known pioneer women, is dead at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lavina Gerig, at Woodburn, following an illness of several days. The husband died twenty-five years ago. Mrs. Klopfenstein had resided in Allen county the greater portion of her life and had acquired a large circle of friends during her long residence in this community.
Five daughters, seven sons, one brother and one sister survive.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock at the home of the daughter, and at 10:30 o'clock at the Missionary church at Grabill. Interment will take place in the Yaggy Cemetery.
(The Fort Wayne News and Sentinel, Fort Wayne Indiana Feb 15, 1919. Submitted by S. Williams


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KNIGHT, John

John Knight, of Ft Wayne, age sixteen years, while jumping on the trains of the Ft Wayne road, in company with several other boys, fell under the cars, and was so badly cut up that he died in a few minutes.
Elkhart Daily Review, Elkhart Indiana; Tuesday, February 22, 1881; Page 2


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KNOLL, Mrs. Margaret

Knoll Mrs. Margaret Knoll, wife of Harry Knoll, of Los Angeles, Cal. and a former resident of Fort Wayne, is dead at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs, Jerry Reithoner, according to word received here by the grandmother, Mrs. Catherine Mills, of Organ Avenus, this city. Mrs. Knoll was formerly Miss Margaret Reithoner, and before her marriage had resided in Fort Wayne for many years. Surviving besides the husband and parents are two children Donald and Velma Knoll.


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KRUEGER, Mrs. Delilah

2404 Lillie Street, 1 p.m. Saturday The Rev. Mr. Blair, Lakeview Cemetery, Kendallville, Motor Funeral


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LANDIS, Jesse J.

Jesse J. Landis, aged 76 years, a resident of Fort Wayne for twenty-one years, and who operated a saw repair shop on Highland street for many years, is dead at St. Cloud, Fla., according to word received here by local friends. Mr. and Mrs Landis had been residing in the south since a year ago last October because of failing health.
Born in Montgomery county, Ohio, December 25, 1841, Mr. Landis opened a saw repair establishment at Huntington in 1883, and came to Fort Way in 1897. The decedent was a devoted member and ordained decon of the First Baptist Church.
Surviving besides the widow are two sons, Oscar and M.W. Landis, both of Fort Wayne; one daughter, Mrs J.G. Sweeney, also of this city, and one sister Mrs. Charles Keefer, Huntington; and two brothers Amos Landis, Fort Wayne and Ephraim Landis, Huntington.
The body will be brought to Fort Wayne for burial and upon arrival here will be taken in charge by Undertaker F.H. Scheumann. The decedent was a member of Lawton-Wayne post No.271, G. A. R.
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LANDIS, Jesse J.

1803 South Harrison Street 1 p.m. first Baptist Church 1:15 p.m. Monday, the Rev. J.R. Gunn, S.W. Stirk circle. Ladies of the G.A.R. and veterans od the G.A.R. will hold services at the church. After the services here the Funeral party will proceed to Huntington, where services will be held at the Zion Baptist Church, followed by interment in the church cemetery.
News-Sentinel, The (Fort Wayne, IN) - May 11, 1970


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LANEY, Sara Ann

SARA ANN LANEY, 43, of Hicksville, Ohio, died Monday, July 14, 2003. Arrangements by Brown Funeral Home, Inc., Hicksville.


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LARIMORE, Harriet Miller

Larimore; Harriet Miller Larimore, aged 58 years died Friday afternoon at 3: 30 o,clock at the home of her mother Mrs. Julia Larimore, 727 Oakdale Drive, of Brights disease, dropsy and a complication of diseases, after an illness of two months. The deceased, the widow of Howard Larimore, was a life long resident of Fort Wayne. She is survived by the mother, one brother, John M Miller, of Cincinnati and four sisters, Mrs., O.S. Smith of Chicago, and Miss Flora K Miller, Georgia Miller and Mrs Grace Rogers, all of this city Christian Science services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the home, 727 Oakdale Drive Interment in Lindenwood cemetery
Date: 1920-08-21; Paper: Fort Wayne News Sentinel


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LEARNED, Linda L

LINDA L. LEARNED, 51, of North Manchester, died Thursday, July 10, 2003, at the Wabash County Hospital. Born March 6, 1952, in North Conway, N.H., she was daughter of the late Richard C. and Bertha B. (Hill) Witham. She joined the North Manchester Police Dept. in 1983, and held the positions of patrolman, sergeant, detective sergeant, assistant chief, and served as Chief of Police since 1998. She was a member of the Wabash Fraternal Order of Police. "Throughout her career she was always highly concerned with abused children and battered spouses." She married Harold D. Learned, June 10, 1984, and he survives. Also surviving are sons, Brandon (Stephanie) Dickmeyer of Fort Wayne, Joshua Dickmeyer of Hoagland; three stepsons; one stepdaughter; a brother, Bradley Witham of Hardwick, Ga.; sisters, Beverly Connelly of Goshen, Mrs. Paul (Sharon) Trott of South Berwick, Maine, Mrs. Charles (Brenda) Eastman of North Conway, N.H.; 14 step-grand-children; and one step-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dawn L. Dickmeyer in 1973, and her twin brother, Larry Witham in 1990. Service is 2 p.m. Sunday at De-Laughter-McKee Mortuary, North Manchester Chapel. Friends may call anytime after 1 p.m. Saturday at the Mortuary. Burial at Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. Memorials to Hands of Hope for Battered Women c/o DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary.
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LEES, Daniel Wayne

DANIEL WAYNE LEES, 68, of Syracuse, died Saturday, July 12, 2003. Arrangements by Mishler-Eastlund Funeral Home, Harris Chapel, Syracuse.
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LEPPER, June

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LETO, Samuel

Samuel Leto, 22 years with city police
Samuel J. Leto, a former deputy chief in the Fort Wayne Police Department and candidate for Allen County sheriff, died Tuesday in Parkview Memorial Hospital. Leto, 49, was a popular police officer during his 22-year career and was considered a "hardworking Democrat," by those who backed his unsuccessful challenge to Republican Sheriff Daniel Figel in 1982. Like most other Democrats running for office in Allen County that year, Leto lost by a substantial margin. "He was a hard, campaigner and a good party man," said Charles H. Belch, who is now Democratic chairman in the 4th Congressional District. Leto was born in Fort Wayne and joined the Police Department in 1961 and retired in 1983. He also served as Avilla town marshal from July 1983 to June 1984. Leo subsequently opened a shop and restaurant on the Landing. His shop became a popular gathering spot for off-duty police officers. Illness forced Leto to sell the shop a short time later. He was formerly employed at International Harvester Co., the Pennsylvania Railroad, Montgomery Ward Co., Independent Newspaper in San Diego, Calif., and Ryan Aircraft Co. in San Diego. He was a member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. He was selected to appear in the National Register of Outstanding Law Enforcement Officers in 1980, was president of the Fraternal Order of Police in 1969 and was on the Police Athletic League board of directors. Surviving are a son, Samuel J. Leto III of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Maria L. Leto of Fort Wayne; his mother, Mary Leto of Fort Wayne; three brothers, Nick Leto of San Diego, and Domanic Leto and Frank Leto, both of Fort Wayne; and a sister, Katie Hesley of Fort Wayne. Services are 10 a.m. Friday in Tom Mungovan Funeral Home, 2221 S. Calhoun St., and at 10:30 a.m. in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Calling is from, 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home, where the rosary will be recited at 6:45 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery. Preferred memorials are gifts to the American Cancer Society.
News-Sentinel, The (Fort Wayne, IN) - April 19, 1986


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LOBBLEY, Willie, Jr

WILLIE LOBBLEY JR., of Fort Wayne, died Monday, July 14, 2003, at the VA Hospital in Fort Wayne. Service is noon Friday at Carmichael Funeral Service, Inc., 831 E. Jefferson Blvd. Visitation is 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial at Lindenwood Cemetery.


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LOGAN, Floyd "Slats"

Ex-reporter Floyd Logan dies
Floyd ''Slats'' Logan, 83, of Indianapolis, died yesterday in Community Hospital East. The Cass County native worked as a reporter, book critic and theater critic at The News-Sentinel for 25 years. After he left Fort Wayne, he was in the public relations department of Kingan Meat Corp., which later became HyGrade Meats. Logan was a correspondent for papers in Indianapolis, Louisville and Cincinnati during his newspaper career. During World War II, he served in the Air Force in the Pacific Theater, and later on special assignment as a bomb disposal expert. He was honored in Fort Wayne as a driving force in the development of the Fine Arts Foundation. Later, in Indianapolis, he was president of the Press Club, was honored in 1973 as Civic Man of the Year by the Downtown Indianapolis Kiwanis and was a director of the James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association, which raises funds for Riley Children's Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Betty, and two sisters, Margaret Amos of Logansport and Susie Schwarzkops of Fort Wayne. Graveside services are at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Fort Wayne.
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LONG, Mrs. Alta M.

Mrs. Long Dies, Sister of Envoy
Funeral services for Mrs. Alta M. Long, 57, Woodburn, will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Woodburn Methodist Church, the Rev. Carl Arthur officiating.
Mrs. Long died Sunday at 4:10 p.m. in Parkview Hospital. A native of Hicksville, O., she had been a resident of Woodburn for 32 years and was a member of the Woodburn Methodist Church and the Quest Club. She was the sister of Ambassador Henry Byroade. Surviving are the husband, Robert; two sons, Wayne E., Laud, and Gerald E., Fort Wayne; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Byroade; three grandchildren, and the brother Henry Byroade who is currently U.S. Ambassador to Burma.
Burial will be North Scipio Cemetery. Friends may call at the Schilb Funeral Home, Antwerp, O., today after 7 p.m. until Wednesday at 11 a.m. when the body will be taken to the church.
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Monday, November 25, 1963 // Contributed by Kate Watson


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LUCILLE, D

LUCILLE, D, 88, of Fremont, died Thursday, July 17, 2003. Arrangements by Beams Funeral Home, Fremont.
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LUSCH-HARRIS, Charlene J

CHARLENE J. LUSCH-HARRIS, 41, of Bluffton, died Monday, July 14, 2003, at her residence. She was born in National City, California. Survivors include sons, Bradley C., Douglas L., and Travis R. Spangler of Fort Wayne. Service is 6 p.m. Thursday at Church of the Nazarene, 1515 Clark Ave., Bluffton. Memorials to the family.


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LUTZE, Eliza

Mrs. Eliza Lutze, wife of David Lutze, one of the oldest residents of St. Joseph township, died at the family home Tuesday evening, following a brief illness.
Mrs. Lutze was 85 years of age and is survived by the aged husband and six children, besides thirteen grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Funeral services Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence; interment at Bowers' cemetery.
(September 28, 1910 The Weekly Sentinel, Fort Wayne Indiana Submitted by S. Williams)


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