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    Gary Kleeman

    Gary Kleeman Garrett Gary S. Kleeman age 71 of Garrett, IN died Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital – Ft. Wayne, IN. Gary was born March 21, 1948 in Garrett, IN to Donald M. and A. Katharine (VanFleit) Kleeman. Gary worked for the Garrett Police Department for 23 ½ years, retiring in 2001. He was a member of the Garrett American Legion and Garrett Eagles. He is survived by his daughters: Stefanie (Mike) Mortimore, Kendallville, IN; Kelby Delauder, Fort Wayne, IN; brother: Jeff (Elaine)…

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    Bradley Clemons

    Bradley Clemons Garrett Bradley Wayne Clemons age 39 of Garrett, IN died Sunday, April 28, 2019. He was born August 19, 1979 in Auburn, IN to Kenneth W. and Patricia (Roark) Clemons. He married Kimberly Chittenden on June 11, 2013 in Garrett, IN. Bradley is survived by his wife: Kimberly Clemons, Garrett, IN; mother: Patricia Clemons, Garrett, IN; daughters: Hannah Clemons, Garrett, IN; Liberty Reinoehl, Garrett, IN; son: Cayden Clemons, Garrett, IN; step daughters: Carly Kessler, Auburn, IN;…

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    Alan Seely

    Alan Seely Auburn Alan R. Seely age 63 of Auburn, In died Monday, April 8, 2019 at his lake home in Plymouth, IN. A Celebration of Life Service is pending at this time. Alan R. Seely age 63 of Auburn, In died Monday, April 8, 2019 at his lake home in Plymouth, IN. A Celebration of Life Service is pending at this time. View   Send Flowers

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    Clifford Wells

    Clifford Wells Corunna, IN Clifford “Ray” Wells age 72 of Corunna, IN died Wednesday, April 3, 2019 in Corunna. Ray was born May 24, 1946 in Paoli, IN to Norman B. and Emma L. (Almand) Wells. He married Donna L. Phelps on March 5, 1993 in Martinsville, IN. Ray retired from Allison Transmission in Indianapolis as a factory worker. Ray moved to Corunna in 2013. Ray was a member of the NRA and loved to hunt for mushrooms, deer and turkey. Ray is survived by his wife: Donna L. Wells, Corunna, IN;…

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    Diana Lynne Buhler

    Diana Lynne Buhler Garrett, IN Diana Lynne Buhler “Tennesse” received her wings at 1:30 a.m. on Friday, March 29, 2019. Diana was born on June 4, 1962 daughter of Earl and Lorraine Buhler of Lebanon, Tennessee. Diana graduated from Lebanon High School in 1981, and was an accomplished saxaphone player for the Blue Devils band. She had fond memories of playing recreational softball and was an avid member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. In fact, she was saved on top of Mt. Royal Gorge, Ridgecrest, N…

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    Marguerite Smith

    Marguerite Smith Garrett, Indiana Marguerite Aleane (Dirr) Smith, 99, stepped into Glory Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at the Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester, IN where she had been living since 2014. She previously had lived her whole life in Garrett, IN.    She was born on November 26, 1919 to James J. and Clara B. Dirr of Garrett.  She graduated from Garrett High school in 1938 and in summer 2018 attended the all school reunion as a 80th Year alumna.   After …

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    Kenneth Sliger

    Kenneth Sliger Fort Wayne Kenneth P. Sliger age 87 of Ft. Wayne, IN and formerly of Garrett, IN died Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center – Ft. Wayne, IN.  Kenneth was born October 29, 1931 in Garrett, IN to Karl W. and Clara (Miller) Sliger. He married Reba E. Knapp on August 26, 1961 in Garrett, IN. He worked as a brakeman on the B & O Railroad for 25 years, retiring in 1988. He and Reba lived on Big Turkey Lake in Lagrange County for several years before mo…

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    Donald Smith

    Donald Smith Garrett Donald Eugene Smith died on February 11, 2019, at the age of 88 at his home in Garrett, Indiana, surrounded by his family. Don was born in Henry County, Indiana, to Howard and Helen Smith. Both parents died when he was young, and he was raised in a farming family by his grandparents, John and Bertha Smith.   He was president and valedictorian of his Knightstown, Indiana, high school graduating class, and he went on to get his bachelor’s degree from Wabash College, wh…

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    Alan Wiechart

    Alan Wiechart Garrett, IN Alan L. Wiechart age 81 of Garrett, IN died Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center – Ft. Wayne, IN. Alan was born August 14, 1937 in Lima, OH to Cletus and Margaret (Harter) Wiechart. Alan married Connie K. (Tuttle) Yarian on March 10, 2001 in Garrett. Alan was a utility driver at B.F. Goodrich – retiring in 1993 after 32 years. Alan was a U.S. Army veteran – serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Alan was a member of the Church at Garrett and …

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    William Molargik

    William Molargik Corunna William L. Molargik age 94 of Corunna, IN died Sunday March 17, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center – Ft. Wayne, IN. William was born August 18, 1924 in LaOtto, IN to Frank and Frances (Ludwig) Molargik. He married Regina Antoszkiewicz on September 14, 1963 in Bronson, MI. William was a brick layer and farmer William was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church – Garrett, IN, Knights of Columbus Council #1790, B.A.C. Local #4 – Indiana and Kentucky William is survi…

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    Dora Chittenden

    Dora Chittenden Fort Wayne Dora June Chittenden, age 89 of Fort Wayne, IN died Monday, March 4, 2019 at Kingston Care – Ft. Wayne, IN. Dora June was born December 11, 1929 in Garrett, IN to John A. and Lenora M. (Osborne) Chittenden. Dora June is survived by her nieces and nephews: Brian (Darcy) Chittenden, Bryan, OH; Michael (Nancy) Chittenden, Garrett, IN; Sandra (Calvin) Stevens, Garrett, IN; Tammy Johnson, Garrett, IN and Kimberly Clemons, Garrett, IN. Private family burial will take plac…

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    Ferdinand Thurman Jr.

    Ferdinand Thurman Jr. Fort Wayne Ferdinand H.P. Thurman Jr., age 52 of Ft. Wayne and formerly of Garrett, IN died Thursday, February 14, 2019 at his residence. He was born September 3, 1966 in Auburn, IN to Ferdinand “Ferd” H.P. Thurman Sr.  and Beverly Joan (Fike) Thurman. He worked in the family’s rubber factory in Garrett and was recently doing home remodeling. He was a member of the Garrett Presbyterian Church. Ferdinand is survived by his mother: Beverly Joan Thurman, Garrett, IN; s…

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    Ricky Graham

    Ricky Graham Pleasnat Lake Ricky L. Graham age 57 of Pleasant Lake and formerly of Garrett, IN died Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the Laurels of DeKalb – Butler, IN. Ricky was born April 20, 1961 in Auburn, IN to Richard P. Graham Sr. and Berniece (Diehm) Graham. Ricky was a master mechanic at Yoder Ford for many years. Ricky is survived by his daughters: Lindsay Collins, St. Joe, IN; Brittany Tittle, Fremont, IN; son: Nathan Clingan, Charleston, SC; 7 grandchildren; brothers: Don Graham, P…

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    Henning Sorensen

    Henning Sorensen LaOtto   On Saturday, February 16, Henning Sorensen, loving husband and father, died at the age of 91.  Henning was born on April 15, 1927 in Denmark to Jens and Kirstine Sorensen. The oldest of three children, the family included his brother Erling and sister Lis. Henning worked on the family farm in Paarup for much of his early life. He decided to move to the United States, and was accepted into a farm exchange program that would begin in the fall of 1953. In the …

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    Ilien Tarlton

    Ilien Tarlton Hudson Ilien Mae Tarlton age 91 of Hudson, IN and formerly of Garrett, IN died Saturday, February 9, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Ilien was born January 30, 1928 in Garrett, IN to Louis C. and Marguerite (Gregory) Bloom. She married Calvin Lee Tarlton on July 29, 1950 in Garrett, IN and he died January 24, 2006. Ilien was a press operator at Electric Motor, retiring December 22, 1989. She was a member of the Garrett United Methodist Church. Ilien is survived by her son:…

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    Richard Kruger

    Richard Kruger Auburn Richard “Dick” Wayne Kruger age 85 of Auburn, IN and formerly of Garrett died Friday, February 8, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 11, 1934 in Garrett, IN to Charles E. and Theresa (Crary) Kruger. He married Thelma C. Bartels on October 26, 1952 in Garrett, IN. Dick was a lifetime meat cutter and owner of Kruger’s Market. He was a member of the First Baptist Church – Garrett, IN; Garrett Elks and Eagles and was a 20 years member of……

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    Eva Reffner

    Eva Reffner Garrett Eva Jean Reffner age 97 of Findlay, OH and formerly of Garrett, IN was called home on Thursday morning , January 31, 2019 at Blanchard Valley Hospital – Findlay, OH. Eva was born on November 17, 1921 in Garrett, IN to Arthur K and Nell (Pool) Hickman. On August 5, 1950, she married Robert Glenwood Reffner. He has been waiting for her in heaven since September 20, 1989. She was a lifelong resident of Garrett, with the exception of the 7 years in Findlay, OH and 7 years in P…

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    Tanner Smith

    Tanner Smith Garrett, Indiana Garrett – Tanner Boone-Bryant Smith, 5 years old, passed away at his home outside of Garrett on Wednesday Jan 23, 2019.  Tanner was born on May 15, 2013 in Auburn to WIlliam “Bud” Smith and Kayla Hall, who survive.  He was a remarkable child who’s smile was infectious.  Rarely sad, Tanner loved unconditionally.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Taryn Smith at home, and a half brother of Georgetown, TX; maternal grandpare…

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    Richard Swert

    Richard Swert Garrett, IN Richard J. Swert age 87 of Garrett, IN died at 3:35 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Parkview Hospital – Ft. Wayne, IN. Richard is survived by 6 children and several Grandchildren. As per his wishes – no services will be held. Richard J. Swert age 87 of Garrett, IN died at 3:35 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Parkview Hospital – Ft. Wayne, IN. Richard is survived by 6 children and several Grandchildren. As per his… View   Send Flowers

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    James Haynes

    James Haynes Garrett James M. Haynes age 81 of Garrett, IN died Friday, December 28, 2018 at Miller’s Merry Manor – Garrett, IN. Jim was born March 17, 1937 in Garrett, IN to George Herber and Ida M. (Yarde) Haynes. Jim married Joy E. Stump on August 11, 1963 in North Liberty, IN and she died September 21, 1989. He later married Chloe A. Gramling on January 5, 1991 in Garrett, IN. Jim was a lifelong farmer and member of the Cedar Lake Church of the Brethren – Auburn, IN. He was also a member….

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    Irma Kees

    Irma Kees Irma M. Kees age 95 of Garrett, IN died Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Miller’s Merry Manor – Garrett, IN. Irma was born September 27, 1923 in Fort Wayne, IN to Ernest H. and Joyce E. (Rennecker) Hutton. She married Willard D. “bud” Kees on October 4, 1941 in DeKalb County and he died November 8, 1987. Irma was a homemaker and member of the First Church of Christ – Garrett, IN. Irma is survived by 2 sons: Larry O. (Judy) Kees, Auburn, IN; Teddy… Irma M. Kees age 95 of Garrett, IN …

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    Rodney Dunham

    Rodney Dunham Garrett Rodney W. Dunham age 88 of Berne, IN and formerly of Garrett, In died at 1:00 a.m. Monday, December 17, 2018 at Swiss Village Nursing Care, Berne, IN. Rodney was born February 10, 1930 in Rock Island, IL to David W. and Florence (Kromminga) Dunham. Rodney married Phyllis J. Rosell on August 10, 1952 in Indianapolis, IN. Rodney worked in management at International Harvester, retiring in 1985. Rodney was an Army Korean War veteran and member of the Garrett United Methodis…

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    Paul Grube

    Paul Grube Fort Wayne, IN Paul Greg Grube age 62 of Fort Wayne, IN died Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Parkview Hospital – Parkview Supportive Care. Paul was born October 25, 1956 in Fort Wayne, IN to Buddy Paul and Jane (Schulthess) Grube. He married Cheryl A. Bauman on December 2, 1983 in Auburn, IN. Paul worked on the assembly line at Dana – Ft. Wayne, IN for 35 years.  Paul also worked as a janitor for FWCS and the National Air Guard, retiring in 2007. Paul’s hobbies were car racing,….

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    Eugene Vorndran Jr.

    Eugene Vorndran Jr. Garrett, IN Eugene B. Vorndran Jr. age 66 of Garrett, IN died Monday, December 3, 2018 at his Home surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 1, 1952 in Fort Lee, VA. to Eugene B. Vorndran Sr. and Jeannette (Gunter) Vorndran. He married Eleanore “Ellie” M. Jetmore on December 2, 1972 in Churubusco, IN. They just celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary. Eugene worked as a steelworker and electrician, retiring in 2015. He was proud to be a Re-born Christian and he lo…

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    Jacob Blevins

    Jacob Blevins Auburn, IN Jacob Duane Blevins age 80 of Auburn, IN died Monday, November 26, 2018 at Miller’s Merry Manor – Garrett, IN. Jacob was born July 3, 1938 in Auburn, IN to George and Marge (Davis) Blevins. He married Edna Ramey on May 16, 1988 in Auburn, IN and she died September 26, 2014. Jacob worked in the paint shop at Riecke Corporation – Auburn, IN, retiring after 40 years. Jacob is survived by his daughters: Lana Ott, Wexford, PA; Amy Van Horn, Auburn, IN; son: Steven Blevins,…

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    Holiday Service

    Holiday Service The Twenty First Annual “Tradition Of Caring” Holiday Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Thomas Funeral Home, 1277 C.R. 56, Garrett, IN It is open to anyone looking for comfort entering the holiday season. The Twenty First Annual “Tradition Of Caring” Holiday Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Thomas Funeral Home, 1277 C.R. 56, Garrett, IN It is open to… View   Send Flowers

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    Joel Sigler

    Joel Sigler Garrett, IN Joel  N. Sigler age 53 of Garrett, IN died Thursday, November 15, 2018 surrounded by family and friends. Joel was born January 9, 1965 in Paulding, OH to William N. and Ethelyn M. (Stuart) Sigler and they preceded him I death. Joel worked in maintenance at Miller’s Merry Manor – Garrett, IN for 8 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran – serving from 1982-1986. He married Diane K. (Shank) Payton on August 27, 2018 in Garrett, IN. Joel is survived by his wife: Diane K……

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    Susan Majeski

    Susan Majeski Monee, IL formerly Garrett, IN Susan J. “Saxer” Majeski age 67 of Monee, IL died at 9:22 a.m. Monday, October 29, 2018 at Ingalls Hospice – Harvey, IL. Susan was born October 7, 1951 in Garrett, IN to Raymond “Bud” and Marjorie Doris (Kelham) Saxer. Susan received her master’s degree from Ball State University – Muncie, IN. Susan married Frank Ronald Majeski on July 16, 1985 in Garrett, IN and he survives in Monee, IL Susan was a teacher for 40 years, 10 years at LaOtto… Susan…

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    Melody Combs

    Melody Combs Garrett, IN Melody J. Combs age 52 of Garrett, IN died Monday morning, October 15, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 7, 1966 in Ft. Wayne, IN to James L. and Betty L. (Hollinger) McKeever. Melody married Claude “Jr.” Combs on July 17, 1987 in LaOtto, IN. She was a homemaker and attended the Grabill Missionary Church. Melody is survived by her husband: Claude “Jr.” Combs, Garrett, IN; son: Rudy Combs, Garrett, IN; mother: Betty L. McKeever,… Melo…

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    Raymond Parker

    Raymond Parker Raymond Omeri Parker, age 71 of LaOtto, IN died Tuesday, September 18, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Ray was born April 17, 1947 in Garrett, IN to Don E. and Alvah M (Swander) Parker. Ray married Karen Kae Houser on June 12, 1971 in LaOtto, IN. He worked in the repair department at Dana Spicer Axel – Ft. Wayne, IN for 30 years, retiring in 2000. Ray was a Navy Vietnam veteran, serving on the U.S.S. Daniel Webster and on nuclear submarines. Ray was a member of the Auburn…

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    Vincent Ingraffia

    Vincent Ingraffia Vincent Ingraffia age 63 of Garrett, IN died Monday, July 2, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center – Ft. Wayne, IN. Vincent was born March 23, 1955 in Brooklyn, NY to Victor and Rose (Greco) Ingraffia and they preceded him in death He married Cindy L. Richmond on June 9, 1997 in Wayne, NJ. Vincent worked as a color specialist finisher at Cox Molding, retiring in 2017. Vincent is survived by his wife: Cindy Ingraffia, Garrett, IN; daughters: Destiny Ingraffia, Auburn, IN; …

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    Richard Sager

    Richard Sager Richard J. Sager Sr. age 92 of Auburn, IN died at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at The Cedars – Leo, IN. Richard was born August 24, 1925 in Maumee, Ohio to Clarence and Georgia Sager. He married Katheryn J. Zelt on January 10, 1948 and she died April 20, 2011. Richard was a graduate of Maumee High School, Maumee, OH and received his bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University in 1949. Richard served in the U.S. Army during WW II. He went on to a long career with….

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    Marcella Duguid

    Marcella Duguid Marcella Duguid age 91 of Garrett, IN and formerly of Fremont, IN died at 12 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2018 at Miller’s Merry Manor – Garrett, IN. Marcella was born November 28, 1926 in Noble County to Kenneth K. and Gladys A. (McCoy) Scheurich.  She was a graduate of Avilla High School – class of 1947. She married Clifton Duguid on December 24, 1969 in Avilla, IN and he died March 6, 1988. She was a farmer with her husband for 20 years, retiring in 1982 Marcella is… Marcell…

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    Andy Delauder

    Andy Delauder Andy H. Delauder age 77 of Auburn, IN died at 12:41 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2018 at his residence. He was born July 21, 1940 in Philippi, WV to Stanley and Pearl H. (Bryan) Delauder. Andy married Mina E. Stebing on April 20, 1963 in Angola IN and she survives in Auburn. Andy was a setup man at Zollner’s – Ft. Wayne, IN, retiring in 2000. Andy is survived by his wife: Mina E. Delauder, Auburn, IN; sons: Jim Delauder, Auburn, IN; Tim (Kathy) Delauder, Ft. Wayne, IN; daughters:… …

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    James Shroads

    James Shroads James S. Shroads age 82 of Garrett, IN and formerly of Diamond Lake – Wawaka, IN. died Sunday, July 15, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. James was born May 13, 1936 in Pittsburg, PA to Herbert S. and Ethel M. (Sias) Shroads. James worked as a quality assurance rep. for the federal government for 26 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of the Waynedale American Legion and was a United States Army Veteran. James is survived by his wife: Eyvond Shroads, Garrett, IN; 2…

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    Gary Poling

    Gary Poling Gary L. Poling age 59 of Ft. Wayne, IN died at 2:25 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Parkview Hospital – Randallia,  Ft. Wayne, IN. He was born April 20, 1959 in Auburn, IN to Clinton Lee and Vera Marie (Delauder) Poling and they preceded him in death. Gary worked at BF Goodrich for over 39 years, working in plant cleaning. He was an active member of the USW Local 715 Rapid Response Team and past financial officer of the union. He served on their bargaining committee. Gary is…