Misc Obituaries

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SAILOR, Mr. Jacob

Died - In Allen Co, Ind., June 28. Mr. Jacob Sailor, aged 28 years.He leaves a wife and family to mourn his loss. He was a member of Co. G - 14th Regiment O.V. M. While in the army, a true and brave soldier; when at home a good husband and father.
Defiance Democrat; Defiance, Oh


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SANDERS, Herbert

Sanders.
Herbert Sanders, aged 29 years, colored, residing at 1401 Hanna street, died at 1 o'clock yesterday morning at the home. The widow and two children survive. Private funeral services were conducted at the home this [damage] noon, followed by burial [damage] wood cemetery.
Fort Wayne News Sentinel (Fort Wayne, IN); Page: 7 — Monday, April 1, 1918

Sanders: Herbert Sanders, aged 39 years, colored, residing at 1402 Harris Street. died at 1 oclock yesterday morning at the home. the widow and two children survive.
The Fort Wayne News and Sentinel 1918/04/05>


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SAVIO, Austin J.

Savio; Austin J. Savio, aged three years son of John J. Savio, a member of the Rainbow Division, now in France on the western fighting front, died at 3:15 o'clock this morning at the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Devine, 743 Knitters Avenus. Death was due to diptheria and followed an illness of only two days. The mother died two years ago. Funeral services were conducted at the home of the grand parents at 4 o'clock this afternoon, followed by interment in the Catholic Cemetery.


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SAWYER, Arthur Eugene

ARTHUR EUGENE SAWYER, 68, of Goshen, died Friday, July 11, 2003. Arrangements by Mishler-Eastlund Funeral Home, Harris Chapel, Syracuse.


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SCHELLENBACH, Evelyn

EVELYN SCHELLENBACH, 87, of Noblesville, (Hamilton County), formerly of Fort Wayne, died Friday, July 11, 2003, at Riverwalk Village, Noblesville. Born Oct. 14, 1915, in Huntington, she was the daughter of Max and Gladys (Meeks) Thompson. She was a homemaker and member of Forest Park United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne, United Methodist Women and Order of the Eastern Star, Star of the East Chapter, Fort Wayne. She enjoyed crafts, especially sewing, making stained glass and tending her plants. She married William M. Schellenbach, Nov. 6, 1937, in Fort Wayne, who was a retired police officer. He preceded her in death in January 1990. Also preceding her in death are a son, Jerry, two brothers, Max Thompson Jr. and Byron Thompson and a grandson, Troy Miller. Surviving are daughter, Nancy (Randy) Miller of Daphne, Ala.; sons, William (Jan) Schellenbach of Noblesville and Daniel (Carol) Schellenbach of Deltona, Fla.; grandchildren, Ann (Wally) Gerber and Beth Schellenbach, both of Noblesville, Kevin (Lisa) Schellenbach, Oak Park, Ill., The Rev. Timothy Schellenbach, Junction City, Kan., Debbie (Nick) Petrovic of Oak Park, Ill., Tracy Miller of Daphne, Ala.; two great-grandsons, Jacob and Nicholas Gerber of Noblesville; and brother, Paul Thompson of Roanoke. Service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at Forest Park United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne. Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Interment is at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. Memorials to VistaCare Hospice Foundation, 8725 S. Emerson Ave., Suite B1, Indianapolis, IN 46237. Arrangements by the Wagner and Hughes Family Mortuary, Noblesville. (317) 773-4510.


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SCHINBECKLER, Keith E

KEITH E. SCHINBECKLER, 75, of Columbia City, died Thursday, July 10, 2003. Arrangements by DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, Columbia City.
Contributed by George Jochum


KEITH E. SCHINBECKLER, 75, died Thursday, July 10, 2003, in Carmel. Born in Columbia City, he was a WWII U.S. Air Force veteran and was employed as a teacher for Fort Wayne Community Schools. Surviving are his sons, H. David (Luanne) Schinbeckler of Mindemoya, Ontario, Canada, and Thomas (Amy) Schinbeckler of Carmel; brother, Don Schinbeckler of South Bend; sisters, Carole Schinbeckler of Columbia City and Barbara Schnabel of Midlothian, Va.; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnne. Calling is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Burial at Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorials to The Peabody Library.


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SCHINGLEDECKER, Bessis

Bessis Schingledecker, Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Schingledecker, 2105 Roy Street died this morning at Hope Methodist Hospital. A twin sister died last Thursday
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home. followed by burial in Lindenwood Cemetery
Date: 1918-07-29; Paper: Fort Wayne News Sentinel


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SCHMIDT, Shirley Ann

SHIRLEY ANN SCHMIDT, 67, of Hartford City, died Wednesday, July 16, 2003. Arrangements by Glancy Funeral Homes-Walker Chapel, Montpelier.


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SCHNEIDER, Ferd W.

Ferd W. Schneider, 78, of 6017 Leesburg Rd., a retired farmer who was a member of Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church, died at 4:15 p.m. Monday at his home. A native of Washington Township, he was a lifelong resident of Allen County. Surviving are his wife, Fern; two sons, Robert and Richard, Fort Wayne; three daughters, Mrs. Carol Stephens, Osian; Mrs. Darlene McDowell, Fort Wayne, and Miss Betty Schneider, at home; a brother, John, Fort Wayne, and a sister, Mrs. Dora Ficken, Hutchinson, Kan. Burial in the Suburban Bethlehem Church cemetery.
Newspaper: Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Date: 05/16/1972 //Submitters Name: Watson


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SCOLES, William Vincent

WILLIAM "BILL" VINCENT SCOLES, 78, of Winona Lake, died Sunday, July 13, 2003. Arrangements by Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw. 


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SELLERS, Mrs. Grant

Dies in Fort Wayne Hospital Columbia City Ind. Aug 4 Mrs. Grant Sellers, age 25 years died Saturday afternoon at the St. Joseph hospital in Fort Wayne following an operation on Friday. The cause of death was due to a knot in the bowels, and it is believed that this may have been caused by her efforts to crank a ford machine a few days ago. She was not very strong, and had undergone a couple of operations in the past. Her maiden name was iva Martin and she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Martin of Etna township, who with her husband and two sisters. Mrs. Jane Bowlby, of Etna. Millie and a brother, Lester, the latter two resided at home survive. There were no children. she was a native of Grant county Indiana, and was a member of the Troy M.E. Church. No funeral arrangements have been made.
Newspaper: Fort Wayne News Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Indiana), Monday, August 4, 1919, Volume: LXXXVI, Issue: 270, Section: Second Section , Page: Nine


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SHEPLER, Mark E

Mark E. Shepler, 50, died Monday, July 14, 2003, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the owner of Eden Salon & Spa. Survivors include his wife, Holly of Fort Wayne; sons, Miles and Maxwell Shepler at home; a daughter, Magee Shepler at home; his mother, Helen Shepler of Fort Wayne; a brother, Frank Shepler of Fort Wayne; a sister, Janice Dennis of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his father, John Shepler Sr., and brother, John Shepler Jr. Service is 11 a.m. Friday at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road. Calling is from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial at Highland Park Cemetery. Memorials to The Family--Children's Education Fund.


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SHETLER, Adam J

ADAM J. SHETLER, four months, of rural Berne, died Saturday, July 12, 2003, at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. Survivors include his parents, Christine L.B. (Schwartz) and John K. Shetler of rural Berne. Service is 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Levi O. Schwartz residence, 25E., 350S., Berne. Calling is from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m today and from 9 a.m. Tuesday until the time of service at the home of Levi O. Schwartz. Arrangements by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.


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SHOOKMAN, Mrs. Geo.

Hoagland-Mrs. Geo. Shookman died at her home here Sunday evening. Fuenral services were held Wednesday at 1 o'clock at the home. Interment in the Antioch Cemetery.
(The Fort Wayne News and Sentinel, Fort Wayne Indiana. Feb 26, 1919. Submitted by S. Williams)


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SHOOKMAN, John

Shookman-John Shookman, aged 74 years, a retired stationary engineer, died Saturday night at his residence, 536 Purman street. The deceased was a life-long resident of Fort Wayne and also a veteran of the civil war. He was a member of Company F, Eighty-eight Indiana infantry. The widow is the only surviving relative.
Funeral services, Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock at the residence and interment at Antioch cemetery, Hoagland. Auto funeral.
(Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, Fort Wayne Indiana November 8, 1916 Submitted by S. Williams)


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SIMON, Oliver

Two months ago Oliver Simon started to move a house from a farm south of Bluffton to that city. He got the building as far as the Indiana Union Interurban tracks, where he was stopped by an Injunction and tho building was left, standing in the road. Monday night the house caught fire in some mysterious manner and was burned to tho ground.
The Fort Wayne Sentinel Wednesday March 10, 1909


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SIMPSON, Marry K.

Marry K. Simpson 66, of Fort Wayne died Friday in Willow Ridge Living Center. The Marion native is survived by daughters, Sondra Bishop of Fort Wayne and Carol BonAmour of Le Claire, Iowa; sons, Thomas of Ogden, Utah, William K. of Elgin Air Force Base, Fla., and Carl of Washington Terrace, Utah; sisters, Dorothy Anderson and Sue Butts, both of Fort Wayne, Betty Hensleigh of Boca Raton, Fla., Loretta Counterman of Naperville, Ill., and Shirley Waltenberg of Kendallville; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services are 1 p.m. tomorrow in C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, 1327 Wells St., where calling is 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery.
Edition: FINALPage: 10A Nov 8 1993 The News Sentinel Fort Wayne // Contributed by Erica Beatty


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SIMPSON Jr, Osbie "Big Junior"

OSBIE "BIG JUNIOR" SIMPSON JR. 58, of Fort Wayne died yesterday in Lutheran Hospital. A native of Hope, Ark., he lived in Fort Wayne for 33 years. Surviving are his wife, Delores LoVett; daughters, Lisa, Veronica and Heidi, all of Fort Wayne; sons, Michael and Gregory, both of Witchita Falls, Texas, and Osbie III of Fort Wayne; and his parents, Osbie Sr. and Reva of Hope, Ark.; sisters, Dorothy Jean Jones and Bobby Ray Franks of Hope, Ark.; and 13 grandchildren. Arrangements are pending at Pickett Funeral Service.
Edition: FINALPage: 4M The News Sentinel Fort Wayne Sept 17 1991 // Contributed by Erica Beatty


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SMALL, Robert

Robert Small, one of the oldest settlers of Marion township, died at Hoagland, Ind., on the 30th day of June, 1897. He was born near Cincinnati, Ohio, June 25, 1819. At four years of age he, with his parents, emigrated to Cleveland. In 1838 they came to Allen county, Ind. October 2, 1841, he married Almira Whitcomb, to whom were born twelve children, of whom seven survive-Mrs. J.W. Brown, of Bluffton; Mrs. M.D. Founer, of Williamsport; J.E. Small, of Fort Wayne; F.W. Small, of Alvin, Ill.; Mrs. C.F. Lipes, M.F. Small, D.L. Small, of Hoagland. He lived in Marion township, this county, since 1838, with the exception of the last two years, which were spent in Hoagland. They celebrated their golden wedding October 2, 1891. Interment was made in the Antioch cemetery, Rev. George Cocking, pastor of the M.E. church, officiating.
(July 6, 1897 The Fort Wayne Sentinel, Fort Wayne Indiana Submitted by S. Williams)


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SMITH, Mrs. Ada

Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Smith will be held Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the residence and at 9 o'clock from St. Andrew's Catholic church.
The Fort Wayne Daily News Sept. 29, 1913


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SMITH, Jacob

Smith-Funeral services for Jacob Smith will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the home in Huntertown and at 10:30 o'clock at the cemetery church; interment in Huntertown Cemetery.
(Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, Fort Wayne Indiana July 16, 1917 Submitted by S. Williams)


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SMITH, Richard Denton

RICHARD DENTON SMITH, 48, of Van Nuys, Calif., died June 23, 2003. Born Dec. 2, 1954, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Richard K. and Romona (Eme) Smith. He was an employee of Paramout Studios for 16 years. Surviving are his parents; sister, Renee Milligan of College Park, Md.; and two nieces, Rachel and Sara Milligan of College Park, Md. Service is 6 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary Third United Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne. Visitation will follow the service. The Rev. Alan Thames will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary Third United Presbyterian Church Youth Group, 1701 Capitol Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46806. Arrangements by Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home.


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SMYSER, Mrs Mary Ann

FORT WAYNE—Mrs Mary Ann Smyser, 64 years old, a pioneer resident of this city, is dead
The Indianapolis Star, Thursday, August 7, 1913


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SNYDER, Margery I

MARGERY I. (BURRES) SNYDER, 95, died Monday, July 14, 2003 at Parkview Hospital. The Greenville, Ohio native was a 1926 graduate of South Side High School, attended Purdue University and was crowned Miss Fort Wayne in 1928. Mrs. Snyder retired in 1971 from the Administrative Office at Fort Wayne Community Schools and had formerly worked at Wolf & Dessauer. A member of Trinity English Lutheran Church, she was active in Dorcas Circle and Elizabeth South Circle, and was also a member of The Fort Wayne Women's Club. Survivors include her husband of 73 years, Herbert C. Snyder; sons, Herbert C. Snyder, Jr. and Bruce R. Snyder, both of Fort Wayne; nephew, John Burres of Hamilton, Mont.; eight grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, at 11 a.m. in Trinity English Lutheran Church, 405 W. Wayne Street. The family will receive friends in the Fireside Room at Trinity one hour prior to services. Calling also Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes, Wayne Street Chapel, 420 W. Wayne Street. Burial in Covington Memorial Gardens. The preferred memorial is Trinity English Lutheran Church.


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SOLON, George P.

Solon: Funeral services for George P. Solon will be held Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock at the residence in Arcola anil at 10 o'clock at St. .Patrick's church in Arcola.
The Fort Wayne Sentinel March 6, 1917


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SORG, Bernice I

BERNICE I. "GRANDMA BEA" SORG, 72, of Fort Wayne, died Monday, July 14, 2003, at Lutheran Hospital. Born July 12, 1931, in Fort Wayne, she was a homemaker and Teachers Aide at Maplewood School. She was a member of Northeastern Kennel Club and past member of the German Shepherd Dog Club. Surviving are daughters, Carol S. Brecht of Fort Wayne; sisters, Betty Weber of Fort Wayne and Ruth Kissell of Columbia City; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis H. Sorg, July 2000, one brother and one sister. Service is 11 a.m. Thursday at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial in Prairie Grove Cemetery. Memorials to the family.


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SPINDLER, Mrs. Blanche M.

Funeral services will be held 3 pm Saturday for Mrs. Blanche M. Spindler, 81, at the DO McComb & Sons Funeral Home. Mrs. Spindler died at 12:30 pm yesterday at Royal Oaks, Mich., where she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Ted Pratt, for the past 10 years. She was born and reared in Allen County and resided in the area until moving to her daughter's home. Her husband, David, former Allen County surveyor, preceded his wife in death.
Surviving besides Mrs. Pratt are two other daughters, Mrs. Martha Wood, also of Royal Oaks, and Mrs. Charles Prime, California; two sons, William, Ann Arbor, and Stewart, Detroit; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Burial will be in Lindenwood Cemetery.
Newspaper: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Obit: Friday, June 21, 1957


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SPRAGUE, LeRoy

Funeral services for LeRoy Sprague will be held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the residence, 1405 McCulloch street. Burial at Bowers cemetery.
(The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne Indiana November 8, 1915. Submitted by S. Williams)


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SPRINGER, John M.

Mortuary Notice
John M. Springer, aged 81 years and four months, one of the oldest and best known Allen county farmers, and one of the organizers of the St. Mark's Lutheran church at Sheldon, in dead at the home of a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Rita Springer, on the county line road near Sheldon. Death was due to the infirmities of age and followed an extended period of ill health.
Mr. Springer obtained his naturalization papers soon after coming here and was despite his age, greatly interested in patriotic work. He was one of the organizers of the St. Mark's Lutheran church at Sheldon and played an important part in the growth of that parish.
Surviving relatives include two sons, John and David Springer both of Sheldon, fifteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 o'clock Friday morning at the home of the daughter-in-law. The Rev. C Schnepel will officiate in German and the Rev. H. P. Dannecker in English Interment will take place in the parish cemetery. Friends kindly are asked to omit flowers.
"Fort Wayne News Sentinel" (Fort Wayne, IN) Wednesday, June 19, 1918 Section: Editorial & State News Page: 12
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SPURLOCK, Mary E

MARY E. SPURLOCK, 84, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at Miller's Merry Manor, Fort Wayne. The Arye native, was a Nurses Aid for 15 years at Cheboy-gan Hospital, retiring in 1989. Surviving are her husband Clarence; son, Mike of Fort Wayne; daughter, Vicki Gerbers of New Haven; sisters, Carolyn Merchant of Pensa-cola, Fla., Billie Mowry of Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Max Spurlock, who died in 1998. Calling is from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 Indiana Hwy. 930 E., New Haven. No Services. Burial at Ocqueoc Township Cemetery, Onaway, Mich. Memorials are to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Contributed by George Jochum


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STEWART, Robert F.

STEWART: Robert F. Stewart died at 6 o'clock Thursday evening- from dropsy at his home, 138 Harrison street, at the age of forty-two years. Mr. Stewart was a carpenter by occupation, but has recently been employed as an agent for the Union Pacific Tea company. He leaves a wife and four children, besides three brothers and three sisters.
The remains were shipped to his former home at Rushville, Ind.for interment.
The Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel Wed. June 5, 1901


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STRADLEY, Cecil

Cecil Stradley, was Dana Corp. vice president
Cecil W. Stradley, 50, died Monday in Parkview Memorial Hospital.
The Decatur, Ill., native had lived in Fort Wayne the past three years. He was a member of Saint Joseph United Methodist Church. Mr. Stradley graduated from the University of Illinois in 1959. He worked in sales and engineering positions with Dana until 1971 when he was appointed plant manager in Tipton, Ind. In 1977, he was appointed to the post of manufacturing director of the Dana facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He returned to the United States in 1980 and was named director of corporate planning at the company's headquarters in Toledo, Ohio. In 1983, he became vice president and general manager of Dana Corp. Spicer Clutch Division in Auburn. He was elevated to the post of vice president and division general manager of the Toledo-based Spicer Universal Joint Division in 1986. He was a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and American Management Association. He also was a 1985 graduate of Harvard University in advanced management studies. He previously studied management techniques at Hillsdale College in Michigan and Northwestern University. Surviving are his wife, Carolyn C.; a son, Mark A. Stradley, at home; and a brother, the Rev. Floyd R. Stradley of Champaign, Ill. Services are 1 p.m. Friday in Saint Joseph United Methodist Church, with burial in Highland Park Cemetery. Calling will be from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road, and also from noon to 1 p.m. Friday in the church. Preferred memorials are gifts to Saint Joseph United Methodist Church.
News-Sentinel, The (Fort Wayne, IN) - April 9, 1986


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STROHM, John

John STROHM, of Fort Wayne, employed by the Pittsburg line, while painting a car was caught by a switch engine and crushed to death.
Indiana General News Items from the Indianapolis News 8 December, 1890


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SUEL, Tomika A

TOMIKA A. SUEL, 28, of Fort Wayne, died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at Parkview Hospital. Born Jan. 9, 1975, in Fort Wayne, she was a student at Ivy Tech. Surviving are her companion, Mike Nelson; two sons, Jerron and Eric Mitchell; four daughters, Tiarra Suel, Erica Mitch-ell, Majanique Suel and Tayondra Suel; a stepson, Michael Nelson Jr., all of Fort Wayne; parents, Chris Carter (Timothy), L.C. Martin; two brothers, Daygo Suel and Kendall Boone; sister, Christine Carter; grandparents, Dorothy Suel, George Suel, George Suel, Yvonne Martin and L.C. Martin Sr., all of Fort Wayne; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Service is Saturday at 1 p.m. at Carmichael Funeral Service, 831, E. Jefferson Blvd., with visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Burial at Lindenwood Cemetery.


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SUTTON, Nanna

NANNA SUTTON, 98, of Fort Wayne, died Monday, July 7, 2003. Arrangements by Northeast Indiana Cremation Society.
Contributed by George Jochum


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TAKAMORI, Masaru David

MASARU DAVID TAKAMORI, 76, of Warsaw, died Monday, July 14, 2003. Arrangements by McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.


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TALKINGTON, Alice Wanda

ALICE WANDA TALKINGTON, 78, of Warsaw, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003. Arrangements by McHatton-Sadler Funeral Home, Warsaw.
Contributed by George Jochum


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THOMPSON, Richard W Sr

RICHARD W. THOMPSON SR., 74, of Auburn, died Saturday, July 12, 2003 at Wesley Health Care in Auburn. Born Nov. 3, 1928, in New Haven, to Charles and Goldie (Miller) Thompson, he married Bessie (Herendeen) on Nov. 30, 1957, in Fort Wayne. He was a driver for Interstate Motor Freight and Wolf Bedding. He was also an Air Force veteran of Wordl War II and the Korean War. Survivors include a son, Richard Thompson Jr. of Auburn; a daughter, Elizabeth (Russell) Brock of Fremont; a brother, Ervin Thompson of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Anna Harding of Florida and Mary Lee of Fort Wayne; and two grandchildren, Blayne and Jeremy Brock. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Thompson, on April 25, 2003; a brother, Robert Thompson; and a sister, Marge Eloph. Arrangements by Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo.


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THORNHILL, Norma G

NORMA G. THORNHILL, 78, of Fort Wayne, died Monday, July 14, 2003, at Parkview Hospital. Born May 12, 1925, in Gales-burg, Ill., together with her husband, Robert, she co-founded Thorn-hill Oil Co., Inc., in 1953, in Fort Wayne. She was a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Christine J. and Amie J., both of Fort Wayne; son, Brian R. of Fort Wayne; and two grandchildren, Robert and Heath, both of Fort Wayne. Service is 11 a.m. Thursday at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave. Calling is from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial at Lindenwood Cemetery. Memorials to Forest Park United Methodist Church.


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TIELKER, Mrs. Catherine

Tielker: Mrs. Catherine Tielker, aged 50, widow of the late Christian Tielker, died at the residence of her mother, 11 43 Packard Avenue, last night after a ten months; illness with cancer. Th deceased had been employed at the Lutheran Hospital for the past eight years. She is survived by the mother, one son Paul, and one grandson, Paul Owen. No funeral arrangements have been made yet.


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TOWNS, Mary C

MARY C. TOWNS, 79, of Selma, Ala., died Thursday, July 10, 2003, at a Selma hospital. Surviving are her husband, Samuel C. Towns of Selma; a son, George Ishman of Selma; two daughters, Ethel Jean Johnson of Fort Wayne and Elaine Alexander of Columbus, Ga.; two brothers, Edward Cowans of Fort Wayne and Milton Cowans of Paulding, Ohio; a sister, Ovetta Williams of Selma. Service is noon Saturday at Good Hope Baptist Church, Sardis, Ala., with the Rev. John Ward officiating. Burial in Good Hope Cemetery. Arrangements by J.H. Williams & Sons Funeral Home, Selma.


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TRADER, Mrs. Henrietta

At the home of daughter, Mrs. George Addon, 231 Masterson Avenue, 1:15 p.m. St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1:45 p.m. Sunday. the Rev. J.W. Miller. Concordia Cemetery.


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TRITCH, Wanda E

WANDA E. TRITCH, 79, of Pleasant Lake, died Sunday, July 13, 2003. Arrangements by Weicht Funeral Home, 207 N. West St., Angola.


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TURFLINGAR, Burns

FORT WAYNE—Burns Turflingar, 26 years old, tied a rope around his neck and fastened it to a rafter. Then he stepped off a chair and shot himself. He was the son of Thomas Turflinger, former County' Infirmary superintendent. The suicide left a note saying. Illness was the cause of his deed. . . .
The Indianapolis Star May 12, 1916


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TWIGG, Thelma Mae

THELMA MAE TWIGG, 99, of Fort Wayne, died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born June 4, 1904, in Paulding County, Ohio, to Charles and Lydia Myers, she was an inspector with Essex Wire Corp., retiring in 1969. She was also involved with St. Paul's Sewing Circle and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Survivors include her brother, Clarence F. Myers of Warren; two grandsons; two great-grandchildren; and 24 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Russel, in 1987; one son; seven sisters; and one brother. Service is 11 a.m. Friday at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., with calling from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials to donor's choice.


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TYLER, Frederick H.

TYLER: Frederick H. Tyler, aged 69 years, died Monday evening at St. Joseph's hospital, where he had been a patient for several years. He had been seriously ill for the past few months. Death was caused by gastritis. The deceased was born and reared in Fort Wayne and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. F. s! Tyler. He was a retired railroader. W. W., H. C.. Hugh and J. D. Rockhlll are nephews.
The Fort Wayne Sentinel March 6, 1917


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ULREY, Ethlyn

Ulrey-Ethlyn Ulrey, aged one month, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rollo Ulrey, died Sunday noon at the home of her parents in Marion township. The parents, one brother, Donald, and two sisters, Ora and Evlyn, survive.
Funeral services Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock at the home, with burial in Antioch cemetery.
(Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, Fort Wayne Indiana. August 13, 1917. Submitted by S. Williams)


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UPSHAW-WHITT, Andrea LaTrice

ANDREA LA TRICE UPSHAW-WHITT, infant, died Friday, July 11, 2003, at Parkview Hospital. Born July 11, 2003, she was the daughter of Andrew Whitt and Delisha Spearman, both of Fort Wayne. Also surviving are grandmothers, Sonja Upshaw and Lisa (husband, Eddie) Johnson Karanja, of Fort Wayne. Service is noon Wednesday at Carmichael Funeral Service, 831 E. Jefferson Blvd. Burial at Lindenwood Cemetery.


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VANBUSKIRK, Nancy Jane (Clem)

OBITUARY
Nancy Jane VanBuskirk, daughter of William and Mary J. Clem was born August 18th, 1881 in Monroe Township, Allen County, Indiana and departed this life May 9th, 1940 at the age of 58 years 8 months and 21 days.
March 18th 1901 she was united in marriage to Otis VanBuskirk who preceded her in death Dec 18 1936. She was converted March 17th 1898, at the age of 16 years. On February 4th 1918 she united with the St. Marks Lutheran Church where she served as a Sunday School Teacher and was a member to the end of her days.
In life she was a devoted wife and was loved by all who knew her.
She leaves to mourn their loss one sister, Mrs. Mattie Gressley of Monroeville, and a host of relatives and friends. Two sisters Mrs. Lyda House-Wagner and Mrs. Bell Johnston-Reynolds preceeded her in death.
The funeral services was held at the St. Mark's Lutheran Church MOnroeville conducted by her pastor Rev. Louis C. Westenbarger who spoke on the subject "Rest Unattainable Here" using as his text Micah 2:10 "Arise ye and depart, for this is not your rest."
Burial was made in the I.O.O.F., cemetery with Painter Bros., in charge.

CARD OF THANKS

We wish to express our deepest and most heartfelt thanks to all, who so kindly assisted us in any way through the sichness and death of our beloved sister and aunt, Mrs Nancy VanBuskirk, also the singers Rev. Westenbarger for his comforting words and all those for their floral offerings.
Mrs. E. P. Gressley
Nieces and Nephews.
Monroeville Breeze (Monroeville, Indiana) 23 May 1940 Thurs, Pg 8


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VANHORN, Minnie Alice (Smith)

Mrs Minnie Alice Van Horn, 63 died at her home three miles east of Monroeville about 9 o'clock Saturday night after an illness of three months. She was a member of the Sugar Ridge United Brethern church.
Surviving are the husband Charles, one daughter, Mr. Chloe McCarthy of Fort Wayne, five sisters Mrs. Emma Sheehan, Mrs. Lucy Neadstine, Mrs Goldie Mohr, and Miss Frances Smith of near Monroeville and Mrs. Tillie Sheehan of near Decatur, and three brothers William and Dave Smith _?_ Fort Wayne.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence and 2:30 at Monroeville United Brethern Church, Rev W.A. Hatfield officiating. Burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Painter Bros Funeral Home had charge of all arrangements.

OBITUARY
Minnie Alice Smith daughter of August and Sophia Smith, was born June 8, 1875. Departed this life after an illness of three months, on Saturday May 18, 1940 at the family residence three miles east of Monroeville, at the age of 64 years, 11 months and 10 days.
April 4, 1895 she was united in marriage to Charles VanHorn and to this union was born two children. A son Earl departed this life at the age of 6 months.
She was converted and became a member of the Sugar Ridge United Brethren Church and was afaithful member until her death. She was a member of theWomens Missionary Association of Monroeville.
She was a devoted wife, a kind and loving mother and always willing and ready to help others.

A form has gone from our fireside,
A loved voice for ever is still
God has chosen to call home our dear one;
In sorrow we bow to His will.

Monroeville Breeze (Monroeville, Indiana) 23 May 1940 Thurs, Pg 8


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WALKENSTEIN, Mrs. Amelia

WALKENSTEIN: Mrs. Amelia Walkenstein, aged seventy-five years, died Monday morning at a local hospital following a prolonged illness. The body is being held at the Chalfant & Egley undertaking parlors until relatives arc located.
The Fort Wayne Sentinel March 6, 1917


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WALLACE, Marie

Marie Wallace, 57, of Cleveland, a former resident of Middle St., died Thursday in Metropolitan General Hospital following a two-day illness. Born Aug. 20, 1915, in Van Wert, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Mullen. Survivors include a sister, Velma Mullen of Middle St., and two brothers, John Mullen of Defiance and Art Mullen of Ft. Wayne. The body will be removed to the Klaehn Funeral Home, W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne today, where funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday by the Rev. Tom Steinsman. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne.
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WALTERS, Isaac

Mr. Isaac Walters, veteran of the civil war, highly respected citizen of Monroeville, and father of the present postmaster of that place, died Sunday morning in his Monroeville home, aged 61 years.
Mr. Walters and his family have been residents of Monroeville for the past thirty-four years, during which time the deceased won a great circle of friends by his upright life and kindly disposition, When the call came for soldiers to defend the flag of his country, Isaac Walters enlisted at the early age of seventeen years, and for three years served in the civil war with credit to himself and value to his country.
He was reared in the Lutheran faith and baptized at an early age. Surviving are the devoted wife, two sons, Frank D. Walters, postmaster at Monroeville, and William P. Walters, also of Monroeville, one grandchild, Burton Walters, and many other relatives.
The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon, services at the residence at 2 o'clock and at the M. E. church at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. L. D. Rehl officiating. The G. A. R. and ladies of the G. A. R. with assist. Buried in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.
The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette (Fort Wayne, Indiana) Monday, February 21, 1910 // (contributed by Debra Burgess)


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WALTERS, John

John Walters, son of Anthony and Nancy Walters, was born in Fairfield Co., Ohio, March 15th, 1832 and departed this life, September 23rd, 1908, at the age of 76 years, 6 months and 8 days.
In early life his father with his family moved to Van Wert County, Ohio and at this place about the year 1858 he was united in marriage with Mariah Conrad. To this union were born 2 boys and 2 girls.
In 1881 he was united in marriage to Amanda Hanover and to this union were born 1 boy and 2 girls.
In 1834 they moved to Grundy County, Missouri, and remained there eight years. From this place they moved to Jackson township, Allen County, Ind., and remained here until the time of his departure.
In his fathers family of thirteen children, 3 boys and 2 girls yet remain.
In his own family his first wife, two boys, and 3 girls have preceded him to the spirit world.
The funeral services took place last Saturday at the Sugar Ridge U. B. church and interment took place at the Stephenson cemetery with Rev. J. Logan Powers officiating.
The Monroeville Breeze, (Monroeville, Indiana) Thursday, October 1, 1908 // (contributed by Debra Burgess)


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WAMSLEY, Christoper

Christoper Wamsley, for many years a prominent citizen of this county, died yesterday at his home at Huntertown at the age of 72 years. Mr. Wamsley has been a member of Fort Wayne lodge No.14, I.O.O.F., for more than forty years, and that order will have charge of the funeral services, which will occur Thursday morning at 9:30. Interment at the Huntertown cemetery.
(May 10, 1899 Fort Wayne Sentinel, Fort Wayne Indiana Submitted by S. Williams


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WEBSTER, Ethel M.

WEBSTER: Ethel M. Webster, daughter of Mrs. Henry Webster, of 1844 Wheeler street, died at 1:15 o'clock Tuesday morning at the family home at the age of 22 years. Death followed an illness of fifteen moi.ths due to tuberculosis. She was a member of Christ Lutheran church and besides the mother is survived by one brother, Frank, of Kenosha, Wis., and one sister, Edith, of this city.
The Fort Wayne Sentinel March 6, 1917


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WEBSTER, Robert R

ROBERT R. WEBSTER, 90, of Tippecanoe, died Friday, July 11, 2003. Arrangements by McHatton-Sadler Funeral Home, Warsaw Chapel.


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WEIMER, Helen M

HELEN M. WEIMER, 88, of Kendallville, died Monday, July 14, 2003. Arrangements by Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville.


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WERT, Rev. L.D.

The Rev. L.D. Wert of Lafayette, Ohio, died Saturday at the Lutheran Hospital, death was due to goitre, for the relief of which the decedent had under gone an operation two weeks ago. the decedent was 41 years old and is survived by the wife and two children. The body was removed to the Chalfart & Egley undertaking establishment, to be prepared for burial and was late Saturday shipped to Lafayette, Ohio, where funeral services and Interment will take place.
Date: 1918-07-29; Paper: Fort Wayne News Sentinel


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WIDUP, Garnet L

GARNET L. WIDUP, 90, of Milford, died Sunday, July 13, 2003. Arrangements by Mishler-Eastlund Funeral Home, Milford.


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WILDER, Ronald L

RONALD L. WILDER, 55, of New Haven, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at home. "He was a loving husband and father." Surviving are his wife, Ingrid; daughters, Marlis, 17, and Anneliese, 14, both of New Haven; sister, Cheri Pettyjohn of Colorado; nephews, Rich and Todd of Fort Wayne. Service is 5 p.m. Tuesday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 800 Green St., New Haven. A gathering in the church fellowship hall will follow the service until 7 p.m. Arrangements by Siler Funeral Service, Fort Wayne.


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WILKINSON, Mrs. Minnie E.

Brief services at home, 1312 Harmar street, 2:30 p. m., Friday. The Rev. J: F. Porter. At 4:30 o'clock the body will be shipped to Ray, where general funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, interment in California cemetery, Branch county.
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WOODWARD, Richard F

RICHARD "DICK" F. WOODWARD, 86, of Zanesville, died Friday, July 11, 2003 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Mich. Mr. Woodward was a life resident of Zanesville and Markle areas. He was employed at General Electric in Fort Wayne for 27 years, retiring in 1979. Mr. Wood-ward was a lifetime member of the Markle Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Mabelle Woodward; two daughters, Marilyn Spitler of Lindale, Texas, and Mrs. David (Jane) Carroll of Auburn; a son, Pastor Fred Woodward of Fort Wayne; three brothers, John and Charles Woodward of Markle, and Thomas Woodward of Cheyenne, Wyo.; six grandchildren, seven great-grand-children, and one great-great-grandchild. Service is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Markle Church of Christ, Markle. Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Myers Funeral Home, Markle Chapel, 415 N. Lee St., Markle, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment at Markle Cemetery, Markle. Preferred memorials to the Markle Church of Christ or to the First Baptist Church of New Haven.


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WOOD-ABELSON, Sharen

SHAREN (SHAWGO) WOOD-ABELSON, 54, of Richmond, died Monday, July 7, 2003. Born Sept. 5, 1948, in Pekin, Ill., Mrs. Wood-Abelson was a former Fort Wayne resident and a 1966 graduate of North Side High School. She was a self-employ-ed social worker in Richmond. She held previous positions at Wernle Children's Home and Dunn Mental Health Center in Richmond and Pleasant Run, Indianapolis. She also worked as field study director for Earlham College's Human Development and Social Relations program, and was assistant director for the school's summer conferences. In the 1980s she was a kindergarten teacher at The Children's School in Richmond. Ms. Wood-Abelson was a pianist and a former member of the Richmond Symphony Chorus. "She was a beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend." Survivors include her sons, Christopher Wood, Rockford, Ill., and Graham Wood, Richmond; parents, Elmer and Phyllis Shawgo, Madison; brother, Ron Shawgo, sister-in-law, Frederika Shawgo, and nieces, Amanda and Kaitlin Shawgo, all of Fort Wayne. Memorial service is 3 p.m. Sunday at Stout Meetinghouse, Earlham College, Richmond.


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WORLEY, Harold E

HAROLD E. WORLEY, 84, of Fort Wayne, died Wednesday, July 16, 2003, in Warsaw. He was born March 2, 1919, in Rockford, Ohio. Surviving is his wife, Virginia L. Worley. Services are pending at Covington Memorial Funeral Home, Fort Wayne.


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WYSONG, Allen L

ALLEN L. "BUD" WYSONG, 83, of Wolf Lake, died Monday, July 14, 2003, at Parkview Memorial Hospital of Columbia City. Born Sept. 26, in Noble County, to Robert and Ruth Gandy Wysong, he was a 1937 graduate of Wolf Lake High School. Dec. 28, 1946, he married H. Joann Bennett Wysong in Wolf Lake. He was a retired farmer, World War II Army veteran, life member of Wolf Lake V.F.W. #4717, member of Albion American Legion Post #246, and was active with the Wolf Lake Booster Club and Wolf Lake Fire Department. Survivors include his wife, H. Joann Wysong of Wolf Lake; sons, Richard "Rick" Wysong of Cromwell and Robert "Bob" (Mary) Wysong of Cromwell; a sister, Mary Parkinson of Kimmel; a brother, Paul Wysong of Columbia City; a brother-in-law, Steve Bennett of Ligonier; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Ann Parsons. Service is 10 a.m. Friday at Orr Funeral Home of Ligonier, with the Rev. Don Poyser officiating. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial at Thorn Cemetery of Ormas, with military graveside rites, following the service. Memorials can be made in Bud's memory to Wolf Lake V.F.W. #4717 or the Wolf Lake Fire Department.


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YOUNG, Richard Donald

RICHARD DONALD YOUNG, 60, of St. George, Utah, formerly of Indianapolis and Huntertown, died Sunday, July 13, 2003, at Ted Warthen Hospice Center of St. George. He was a graduate of Huntertown High School, attended Manchester College, General Electric Apprentice Management Training, and was a member of Carmel Lutheran Church. He enjoyed travel, golf, shop, euchre and pinocle. He was born Oct. 19, 1942, the son of Donald and Ruth Marsh Young. He married Chery Schriver Young, Sept. 21, 1963, in Garrett. Surviving in addition to his wife of St. George are daughters, Christine Green of Indianapolis, Lynnette Brown of St. George; son, David R. Young of Indianapolis; brother, Joe A. Young of Churubusco; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Service is 10 a.m. Saturday at Orr Funeral home in Churubusco, with Pastor Luther Burnett officiating. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorials to: Ted Warthen Hospices Center, 2046 N. Tuweap Dr., St. George, UT 84770.


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ZENT, Edna "Becky"

Edna "Becky" Zent, 107, died Sunday (13 Feb 2000) at Kingston Care Center. She was born in Fort Wayne. Surviving are three grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, C. C. Miller, in 1925; her second husband, Emerson Zent, in 1980; and a son, David C. Miller, in 1996. Services at 11 a.m. Thursday at D. O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfiled Ave. Calling from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials to Heartland Home Health Care & Hospice.
The Journal Gazette; (Submitters Name: Ida Maack Recu )


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ZENT, Eldon M.

Eldon M. Zent, 75
Funeral services and graveside military rites will be held Saturday for Eldon M. Zent, 75, of Fort Wayne, who died Monday, Dec. 23 Born in Allen County, he retired from in 1982 as a machinist from Navistar International Corp. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Maxine D.; three sons, Steve, Bill and Gary, all of Fort Wayne; three daughters, Donna Bowersock of Fort Wayne, Sue Swartz of Kimmell and Peggy Doherty of Austin, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Other survivors are three brothers, Walter and Lloyd, both of Fort Wayne, and Jim of Arizona; six sisters, Margie Dennie, Betty Mills, Ruth Ballinger and Juanita Gillenwater, all of Fort Wayne, and Rosie Dawson and Donna Mae Dawson, both of Ossian; four half-brothers, Larry Zent and Allen Zent, both of Fort Wayne, and Chris Zent and Dale Zent, both of New Haven; five half-sisters, Sandy Stuff, Robin Zent, Sandy Zent, Althea Hedges and Beverly Lawson, all of Fort Wayne; and his step-mother, Betty Zent of New Haven. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 6810 Old Trail Rd., Fort Wayne, where calling hours are today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials to NASCAR.
News Banner (Indiana) // (submitted by Ida Maack Recu)


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ZENT, Emerson P

Former Fort Wayne resident Emerson Zent, 83, of Port Richey, Fla., died at 6 p.m. Saturday in Community Hospital, New Port Richey, Fla. Mr. Zent, a native of Roanoke, had lived in Fort Wayne most of his life. He was a disabled World War I Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Edna B.; a son, David C. Miller of Leesburg; and a sister, Ethel Z. Lahmon of Fort Wayne. Graveside Masonic services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home.
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (Indiana) March 3, 1980 // (submitted by Ida Maack Recu)


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ZENT, Jesse J.

JESSE J. ZENT DIES AT HOME Was Harvester Company Representative Jesse J. Zent, 81, died at 1:15 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at his home at 1040 Rivermet avenue, following a seven-month illness. A retired branch manager for the International Harvester company for 45 years, he served as the company's first representative in South America and later traveled in Europe. Mr. Zent was a member of the Masonic lodge at Auburn and of the Scottish Rite here. His wife, Mrs. Christine Zent, died in March, 1939. Survivors include a daughter, Miss Mary Zent, Instructor at Central high school; two sons, Gerald of this city and Moody Zent of Indianapolis; one grandchild; a sister, Mrs. George Capps, and a brother, Rollie Zent, both of Vandalia, Ill. The body was removed to Klaehn & Sons' funeral home and will be taken home at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence. Dr. George William Allison officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery at Auburn. (submitted by Ida Maack Recu)
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (Indiana) July 14, 1943


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ZENT, Larry E.

LARRY E. ZENT, 73, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, at Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he was Founder and CEO of Gregory, Zent & Swanson Investment Manage ment and previously a Senior Partner of William Blair & Co. Investment Bankers, Chicago. He was a 1952 graduate of North Side High School; attended Purdue University; graduated from the University of Missouri where he received his Bachelor's Degree; and was a member of Honorary Navy Society "Scabbard & Blade" and the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Diane H. Zent of Fort Wayne; daughter, Allison Zent Blankemeyer of Cincinnati, Ohio; sons, Charles Harrison Zent of Chicago, Ill. and Kenneth Kilpatrick Zent of Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren, Caroline Zent, Alexandra Applegate, Anthony, and Sophia Zent; sister, Kay (James) Zent Huff of Vero Beach, Fla.; and his beloved King Charles spaniels, Kate and Chloe. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and May Zent. Memorial service is 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Trinity English Lutheran Church, 405 W. Wayne St., with calling one hour prior. Pastor Kathleen Haller officiating. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46814 or Allen County S.P.C.A., 4914 Hannah St., Fort Wayne, IN 46806.
Published in the Fort Wayne Newspapers on 2/14/2008. // (submitted by Ida Maack Recu)


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ZENT, Lester

A Friend.
[There is a photo of the wrecked car and under it is "AUTO IN WHICH LESTER ZENT LOST HIS LIFE" (Courtesy of So. Bend Tribune)]
Last Friday, at the noon hour, death came to Lester Zent in the car of Charles Eschelman, in which the two were leaving for lunch at the Dodge factory in Mishawaka. A fast New York Central train struck the car, hurling it many yards away. Mr. Eschelman who lives in Bremen, sustained a broken collar bone and numerous severe bruises and some cuts but his recovery is not doubted. The accident seems to have been the result of the gate tender's failure to properly observe the tracks before he had raised the gate to allow a switch engine to pass. Mr. Eschelman and Mr. Zent were waiting for the gate to be raised, which meant a clear track. It was raised and as they got directly on the multiple tracks a fast train struck them. Mr. Zent sustained a broken neck. The gatetender, who had been on the job only three days, was from Elkhart. The body of Mr. Zent was taken to a local undertaker's establishment from which place it was returned home by the Beigh Service, of this place, and the funeral was held Monday afternoon at the Zent home on North East Main St., conducted by Rev. George Snider, of the Methodist church, of which the deceased was a member. The burial took place in Etna Green. Mr. Zent was a man of many friends and his untimely death caused a pall of sorrow to engulf them and the community. During the service at the home Rev. Snider read the following obituary. "Samuel Lester, son of Claude and Eldora Zent, was born in South Bend, Nov. 23, 1914, and departed this life Aug. 11, 1944. He was 29 years, 8 months and 18 days of age. When a small boy he moved with his family to Etna Green and there spent his entire life, with the exception of the last few years which he spent in Bourbon. On Sept. 30th, 1939, he pledged his love with that of Evelyn Sparks. The wedding vows were received by Rev. Fred Champion at the Methodist parsonage in Bourbon. His mother and one sister have preceded him to the great Beyond. He leaves to mourn his going away his wife, Evelyn; his father, Claude Zent, of Etna Green; two brothers: Alva Zent, North Liberty, and Floyd Zent with the United States Navy; also an aunt, uncles, nieces, nephews and a large circle of relatives and a host of friends who will miss his pleasant smile."
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ZENT, Lloyd R

LLOYD R. ZENT, 70, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he was a Welder with Fruehauf Trailer Co. for 25 years, a member of Eagles 248, AMVETS and Emmanuel Lutheran Church. "He was a loving father and grandfather who will be missed and cherished forever." "He was an avid Nascar fan." Survivors include his wife, Bonnie L. of Fort Wayne; five daughters, Vickie Hernandez, Tammie Uhrick, Terri Lahmeyer and Patti Churchill, all of Fort Wayne, Karen Lewis of Muncie; five sons, Mark Gibson of Auburn, Vincent Gibson, Michael Zent, Dale Zent and Jesse Zent, all of Fort Wayne; six sisters, Margie Dennie, Betty Mills, Ruth Ballinger and Juanita Gillenwater, all of Fort Wayne and Rosie Dawson and Donna Dawson, both of Ossian; brothers, Walter Zent of Fort Wayne and Jim Zent of Arizona; four half brothers, Larry Zent of Fort Wayne, Dale Zent, Allen Zent and Chris Zent, all of New Haven; five half sisters, Beverly Larson of Roosterville, Ohio, Sally Stuff, Althea Hedges, Robin Zent and Sandy Zent, all of Fort Wayne; stepmother, Betty Zent of New Haven; 21 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Service is 2 p.m. Saturday at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave. Calling is from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials to Visiting Nurse Service's Hospice Home.
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ZENT, Maxine D Blake

MAXINE D. ZENT, 78, of Fort Wayne, died Monday, March 12, 2007, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born Aug. 2, 1928, in Fort Wayne, she was a member of St. Michael Lutheran Church. She worked as a wirer at Royal Lace for over 15 years and was a homemaker. Surviving are her sons, Steve Zent and Bill Zent, both of Fort Wayne, and Gary Zent of Auburn; daughters, Don Deena Bowersock of Fort Wayne, Sue Swartz of Kimmell and Peggy Doherty of Austin, Texas; brother, Doyle Blake of Fort Wayne; sister, Charlotte Wiselman of Fort Wayne; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon Zent, in 2002. Funeral service is 12:30 p.m. Friday at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 old Trail Road, Fort Wayne. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. Memorials to Alzheimer's Association.
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ZOLLINGER, Christian F.

1020 St. Joe Blvd. 2 p.m. Sunday. the Rev. W.C. Beck,am I.O.O.F Cemetery at New Haven, Motor Funeral Members of the Mail Carriers' Association and other Post Office Employees will attend in a body.


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ZOLLINGER, F.

Zollinger: F. Zollinger, aged 42 years, a city mail carrier for the past seventeen years and a lifelong resident of Allen county, died at 11 o'clock at St. Joseph's hospital, death being due to pneumonia, following an illness of but one week. The decedent was taken ill with the grip last week and his condition grew steadily worse until pneumonia developed, when he was removed to the hospital for treatment.
Born in Marion township, Allen county February 16, 1876, Mr. Zollinger came to Fort Wayne many years ago, residing' in this city continuously ever since. He secured position as a city mail carirer seventeen years ago and had carried a down town route for a number of years. The decedent was a. member of the St. John's Reformed church
Surviving besides the widow are the mother, Mrs. August Zollinger one brother, Herman H. Zollinger, also a city mail carrier, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Friess and Miss Christine Zollinger.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home and at 2:30 o'clock at the St. John's Reformed church. The Rev. Mr. Beckman will officiate and burial will take place in the I. O. O. F. cemetery at New Haven. The members of the Mail Carriers' association as well as the other postoffice employes will attend in a body, Motor Funeral
Fort Wayne News and Sentinel Thursday April 4, 1918


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