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    Betty Hawkins

    Betty Hawkins Garrett, IN Betty M. Hawkins age 97 of Garrett, IN died Monday, February 24, 2020 at her residence. She was born November 25, 1922 in Berne, IN to Glen and Elva (Scoles) Agler and they preceded her in death. Betty married Rev. Kenneth T. Hawkins on December 13, 1941 in Berne, IN and he died October 16, 2009. Betty was a homemaker and member of the Auburn Church of the Nazarene. Betty is survived by her son: Ken Douglas and Lee Ann Hawkins, Marion, IN; daughter: Jean and Milen Ho…

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    Donna Hile

    Donna Hile Garrett Donna L. (DePew) Hile age 87 of Garrett, IN died Monday, February 17, 2020 at her home – surrounded by her loving family. Donna was born April 11, 1932 in Garrett, IN to Everett H. and Anna A. (Dembickie) DePew and they preceded her in death. She married Eldon S. Hile on September 12, 1964 in Garrett, IN and he died September 6, 2014. Donna was a receptionist at the Garrett Clinic for 14 years, retiring in 1964. Donna was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church – Garrett, IN…

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    Helen Merren

    Helen Merren Ft. Wayne Helen L. Merren age 91 of Ft. Wayne, IN and formerly of Garrett, IN died Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Summit City Nursing and Rehabilitation – Ft. Wayne, IN. Helen was born December 4, 1928 in Ft. Wayne, IN to Morris and Minnie N. (Blankenship) Murray. Helen was a hairdresser during her working years. Helen is survived by 2 brothers: James Murray, Buffalo Grove, IL; Allen Murray, New Orleans, LA; a great niece: Crystal Murray, Ft. Wayne, IN She was preceded in death by…

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    Margaret Conrad

    Margaret Conrad New Haven Margaret Lena Diederich Brett Conrad,101, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January  23, 2020 at Sacred Heart Home in Avilla, Indiana.  Born in Garrett on June 25, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mollie (Pausel) Diederich.  She grew up in Garrett and lived there until moving to Fort Wayne after her marriage to her first husband, David Brett.  She was a homemaker while raising her children and retired from Fort Wayne Drug Co.&nbsp…

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    Richard Waring Sr.

    Richard Waring Sr. Auburn Richard John Waring Sr. age 89 of Auburn, IN died Saturday, January 18, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Richard was born June 16, 1930 in Evans, New York to Raymond James and Clara Louise (Maltby) Waring and they preceded him in death. He married Margaret L. “Peg” Albright on September 25, 1954 in Hamburg, NY and she died on June 19, 2009. He was a research and development engineer with Magnavox for 25 years, retiring in 1993. He was a Korean War – …

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    John Moats

    John Moats Auburn John D. Moats was was born on  April 23, 1947 at St. Joseph Hospital in Garrett Indiana,  He graduated from Garrett High School in 1965 where he lettered both basketball and golf.  John attended Indiana University and graduated in 1969 with a major in Business Marketing,    In 1970, John enlisted in the Navy and served in theater during the Vietnam Nam War from February 1970 to January 1974.  Part of his Navy service was spent on the USS Parsons…

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    22nd Service of Remembrance

    22nd Service of Remembrance The 22nd Annual “Service of Remembrance” It is at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Thomas Funeral Home Pastor Eric Smith of the Garrett United Methodist Church will be giving the message and sharing how to deal with our grief entering the holiday season. Families receive an ornament in memory of their loved one and light refreshments will be served. EVERYONE is welcome to attend. The 22nd Annual “Service of Remembrance” It is at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 8, 2019 at…

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    Leonard Karr ( Karasiewicz)

    Leonard Karr ( Karasiewicz) Garrett Leonard Joseph Karr (Karasiewicz) age 90 of Garrett, IN died Monday, December 2, 2019 at Parkview DeKalb Health Hospital. He was born on October 26, 1929 in a log house in Churubusco, IN to Stanley and Helen (Konger) Karasiewicz. He married Beatrice S. Zuber on August 5, 1961 in Payne, OH. Leonard graduated from Huntertown High School. He was employed at International Harvester, Ft. Wayne, IN at the age of 18, where he retired from in 1982 after 34 ½ years….

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    Violet Vice

    Violet Vice Garrett Violet Esther Vice age 102 of Garrett, IN died Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Presence Sacred Heart Home – Avilla, IN. Violet was born August 29, 1917 in Auburn, IN to Sherman and Esther (Hassett) Fenstermaker. She married Baxter B. Vice on March 4, 1940 in Newville, IN and he died October 5, 1999. Violet owner and operated the Vanity Beauty Shop in Garrett for over 50 years. Violet was a past member of the First Church of Christ – Garrett, IN. She is survived by her daughter…

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    Thomas Waterhouse

    Thomas Waterhouse Garrett Thomas Henry Waterhouse age 66 of Garrett, IN, died Saturday, November 23, 2019 in Auburn, IN of a heart attack. Thomas was born September 17, 1953 in Kalamazoo, MI to Edward and Helen (Branch) Waterhouse and they preceded him in death. He was an field warehouse specialist at Avnet for 9 years. Tom was a member of the Vintage Aircraft Association Chapter #37 (Auburn) and the Experimental Aircraft Association – Chapter #2 (Ft. Wayne). He was a past Boy Scout Leader of…

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    Joann Robinson

    Joann Robinson Garrett Garrett – Joann K. Robinson, 65, of Garrett, passed away on Friday Nov 23, 2019 at Parkview Dekalb Hospital in Auburn following a long illness.  She was born on April 29, 1954, in Defiance, OH, to the late Henry and Hilda Arps.  In 1974, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Defiance, she married Terry L. Robinson.  He survives in Garrett.  Also surviving is a daughter, Teresa (Brian) Birt of Garrett, son, Kurt Robinson of Auburn, grandchildren, Dylan Med…

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    Bennie Grimm

    Bennie Grimm Avilla Avilla – Bennie L. Grimm, 85, of Avilla, passed away on Sunday Nov 17, 2019 at Orchard Pointe Health in Kendallville.  He was born on Nov 27, 1933 in LaOtto, to Woodrow and Mary Jane (Sloffer) Grimm.  On April 18, 1953, in Avilla, he married Jeanne Moore.  She preceded him in death on Oct 24, 2011.  Bennie was a mechanic with Zollner Corporation for 45 years, retiring in 1996.  He is survived by a son, Tracy (Penney) Grimm of Avilla; and daughter, …

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    Richard “Dick” Capin

    Richard “Dick” Capin Garrett Richard “Dick” Wayne Capin age 93 of Garrett, IN died Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Chandler Place- Kendallville, IN. Richard was born February 9, 1926 at Methodist Hospital in Ft. Wayne, IN to John and Helen (Weikart) Capin. He was a 1944 graduate of Elmhurst High School. He received his B.S. Degree in Math and Physical Education from Manchester College in 1950 and his Masters in Administration from Indiana University in 1961. Richard served in the United States N…

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    Richard “Dick” Capin

    Richard “Dick” Capin Garrett Richard “Dick” Wayne Capin age 93 of Garrett, IN died Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Chandler Place- Kendallville, IN. Richard was born February 9, 1926 at Methodist Hospital in Ft. Wayne, IN to John and Helen (Weikart) Capin. He was a 1944 graduate of Elmhurst High School. He received his B.S. Degree in Math and Physical Education from Manchester College in 1950 and his Masters in Administration from Indiana University in 1961. Richard served in the United States N…

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    Charles Sturgill Jr.

    Charles Sturgill Jr. Garrett Charles A. Sturgill Jr. age 65 of Garrett, IN died Thursday, October 3, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Charles was born January 23, 1954 in Bethesda, MD to Charles A. Sturgill Sr. and Lorena Faye (Mann) Sturgill. He married Linda M. York on June 14, 1975 in Ft. Wayne, IN. He was a manager in the central service unit at Parkview Hospital for 40 years. He was a member of the Calvary Chapel Fellowship of Stroh, IN Charles is survived by his wife: Linda M. Stur…

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    Julie Corbin

    Julie Corbin Garrett Julie Ann Corbin age 61 of Garrett, IN died Monday, September 30, 2019. She was born June 6, 1958 in Garrett, IN to Bernard L. “Benny” and Joan E.  (Helbert) Pence. Julie was an LPN at DeKalb Health, retiring in 2010. Julie is survived by her son: Joshua S. Pence, Garrett, IN; daughter: Jessica D. Corbin, Maui, HI; her partner: Keith Bartels, Noble County, IN; brothers: Stanley K. (Tonda) Pence, Garrett, IN; David A. Pence, Garrett, IN; 3 grandchildren. Julie was pre…

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    Diane Sigler

    Diane Sigler Garrett Diane K. Sigler age 55 of Garrett, IN died September 13, 2019. Diane was born May 9, 1964 in Ft. Wayne, IN to Roy and Sandra (Nodine) Shank. Diane was a GNA at Miller’s Merry Manor – Garrett, IN for 25 years, retiring in 2017. She married Joel N. Sigler on August 27, 2018 in Garrett, IN and he died November 15, 2018. Diane is survived by her mother: Sandy (Jim) Richmond, Garrett, IN; father: Roy Shank, Garrett, IN; 4 daughters: Charity L. (Ray) Soto, FL; Crystal Looney, B…

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    Timothy O’Brien

    Timothy O’Brien Garrett Timothy (Timmy) Francis O’Brien age 59 of Garrett, IN and formerly of Toledo, OH died August 11, 2019 after a brief battle with cancer. He was born June 27, 1960 I Detroit, MI to Loretta (Takas) Bearringer and William T. O’Brien. Tim’s talents, to name a few, as a draftsman, a story teller whilst making people laugh, teaching himself to play the Guitar, cooking, enjoying and testing the limits of cherished lifelong friendships, all making him a memorable character. Tim…

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    Lorraine Reuck

    Lorraine Reuck Elbert, Colorado Elbert, Colorado – Lorraine F. (Tarlton) Reuck, 75, of Elbert, CO, formerly of Garrett, passed away on Saturday August 24, 2019 in Colorado Springs, CO.  Graveside services will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday September 3, 2019 at Ceder Creek Cemetery, rural Garrett.  Please check back for more complete obituary information.  Local arrangements by Thomas Funeral Home, 1277 CR 56, Garrett.  www.thomasfuneralhome.org Elbert, Colorado – Lorraine …

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    Norma Mack

    Norma Mack Auburn, IN Norma J. (Allen-Sullivan) Mack, 95, of Auburn, passed away August 27, 2019 at Millers Merry Manor in Garrett. Surviving are her children Phil (Chris) Allen and Jyl (Wally) Mattes, one brother and numerous other relatives.  Service dates and times are pending with Weathers Funeral Home, 106 S. Shelby St., Salem, IN 47167. Please, no flowers.  In lieu of flowers, offer a memorial to First United Methodist Church, Auburn or DeKalb Health Home Care and Hospice, Aub…

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    Anthony Goss Sr.

    Anthony Goss Sr. Garrett Anthony William Goss Sr 31, of Garrett passed away on August 9th 2019 at 10:50pm surrounded by loved ones. He was born October 25th 1987. Anthony was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting of any kind and running beagles was his passion. He was a member of AKC, UKC and PKC kennel clubs. But most of all Anthony loved his family and friends and spending time with his kids and all his nieces and nephews. Anthony always spoke his mind no matter who was around but everyone …

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    Lois Pollard

    Lois Pollard Goshen, IN Lois Davidson Pollard age 90 of Goshen, IN died Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Greencroft, Goshen, IN. Lois was born on March 25, 1929 in Garrett, IN to Walter and Shirlie (Smith) Davidson. Lois was a GHS graduate of 1947. She worked from 1955-1961 in African Mission Work, 7 years as the librarian at Messiah College – Mechanicsburg, PA, 4 ½ years in Albany , NY- retiring in 1977, and lived 26 years in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She moved to Goshen in 2004. Her husband W. Carl P…

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    Irene Molargik

    Irene Molargik Garrett Irene M. Molargik age 94 of Garrett, IN died Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Majestic Care of West Allen. Irene was born May 21, 1925 in Whitley County to George H. and Hazel M. (McCreary) Owen. She married Leo F. Molargik Sr. on June 21, 1947 in Ege, IN and he died January 1, 1988. Irene worked in assembly at Garrett Flexible for 8 years, retiring in 1973. Irene was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church – Garrett, IN. Irene is survived by 2 sons: Robert Lee (Verneda) Mol…

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    John Lingar Jr.

    John Lingar Jr. Avilla John H. Lingar Jr. of Avilla, IN died Monday, August 5, 2019 at DeKalb Health – Auburn, IN surrounded by his loving family. John was born on November 15, 1961 in Kendallville, IN to John H. Lingar Sr. and Mildred (Gibson) Lingar. John enjoyed fishing and hunting with his brothers and playing baseball, basketball and football with his friends. He loved watching the playoffs, Big Ten Tournament and the Super Bowl. He lived in Garrett, IN most of his life, until he became …