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    Robert "Bob" Ames

    Robert Ames, 82, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Majestic Care, New Haven. He was born in Hicksville, OH to the late Theodore and Mabel (Keating) Ames. Bob was a computer programmer with International Harvester where he retired in 1988 after 26 years. He was also a computer programmer for United Technologies and other companies. He was a member of the New Haven United Methodist Church, New Haven. Bob gave much of his time to civic and charitable associations like the Masonic Lodge, The Lions Club, The Jobs Daughters International, and The Shriner’s. He was a New Haven City Councilman and was involved with the planning commission and…

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    Richard "Dick" Lorenz Brenneke

    Richard “Dick” Lorenz Brenneke, 76, passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Lorenz and Dorothy (Junk) Brenneke. He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. He served his country in the US Army Reserves and was a lifelong farmer. He also retired from BF Goodrich in 1987 as a supervisor and had driven truck over the years. He was also a member of the Woodburn Lions Club. Dick held a private pilot license and enjoyed flying, fishing, and traveling across America. He is survived by his wife of 43…

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    Ruth L. Trzynka

    Ruth L. Trzynka, 67, of New Haven, went to be with our Lord on Sunday, September 9, 2018. Ruth was born to Oscar and Helen (Groth) Larson on August 7, 1951, in Wausau, Wisconsin. She was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wausau. Ruth graduated from Wausau East High School in 1969 and attended Concordia College, St. Paul, where she received her Master’s in Education with a concentration in church music in 1973. She taught at Our Savior Lutheran School for two years in Aiea, Hawaii. Ruth then moved to New Haven, Indiana, where she taught at Central Lutheran School. Her educational career continued as she taught study skills at…

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    Thomas "Tom" Gerig

    Thomas G. Gerig, 79, passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Golden Years Homestead Assisted Living. He was the son of the late Ralph and Garnet (Hutker) Gerig. Tom was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne and a former member of Christ Lutheran Church, Woodburn, where he served as an elder. He served in the Indiana National Guard from 1959-1965 earning the rank of sergeant. Tom was a lifetime member of the American Legion. After working at International Harvester for 25 years, he was self-employed hauling cattle, farming, and raising livestock. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, a good euchre game, and time spent with his family and…

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    Patricia (Couturey) Ehle

    Patricia J. (Couture) Ehle, 89, passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Laotto, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Hilda (Fischer) Couture. Patricia was a culinary arts instructor, demonstrator and was a cake decorator for 50 years. She was a home caregiver, working for Visiting Nurse and Hospice for five years, and as an independent caregiver for 15 years. She was a member of the Harlan Lions Club and the International Lions Adult exchange program. She was “Mom” to 150 international exchange students for more than 30 years and also hosted many adult Lions from throughout the world.…

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    Tammy Sue Kinney

    Tammy Sue Kinney, 54, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at home with her family by her side. Born in Fort Wayne on August 22, 1964 she was the daughter of the late Charles and Carol (Voirol) Stephenson. As the family matriarch, she was the glue, backbone and peacemaker that held it all together. She never liked anyone making a fuss at her and always made sure everyone got what they needed. She enjoyed time with family, camping, reading, and playing with her iPad. She drove a bus for East Allen County Schools and had great joy in seeing the kids every day. She is survived by her…

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    Leonard "Lenny" Felger III

    Leonard Claude “Lenny” Felger III, 45, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he was a supervisor at Fort Wayne Metals for 11 years. An avid lover of sports, he enjoyed coaching baseball, basketball, and flag football. He also loved the Dallas Cowboys, University of Michigan Wolverines, St. Louis Cardinals, and the LA Lakers. He also loved spending time with his family on their favorite beach in Pensacola, Florida. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Jackie (DeLong) Felger; sons, Caleb, Cyrus, Riley, and Trevin Felger at home; parents, Leonard Felger Jr of Fort Wayne and Kris…

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    Eugene Irvin Sheehan

    Eugene Irvin “Gene” Sheehan, 85, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born on a farm in Madison Twp, Allen County, he was the son of the late Irvin and Alberta (Geis) Sheehan. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven. After graduating from Hoagland High School in 1951, he went on to work at International Harvester until he was drafted into the US Army. He served his country in Korea until he was discharged in 1953. Upon his return he continued to work for International Harvester until 1956, at which point he entered the insurance industry. In 1959…

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    Norma Lynn Bollinger

    Norma Lynn (Paulus) Bollinger, 70, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at home. Born in Wolf Lake, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Marceille (Dunlap) Paulus. She retired from the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo after 35 years of service. Norma enjoyed watching Jeopardy and cheering for IU Basketball and Chicago Cubs Baseball. During her life time she thoroughly loved her prized Pekingese. She is survived by her daughter, Angela (James) Bollinger Rebber; and granddaughters which she was so proud of, Adrienne and Corinne Rebber. Private services. Preferred memorials are to the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.

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    Michael Thomas

    Michael Wayne “Mike” Thomas, 68, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Fort Wayne. He retired from a career in construction and remodeling, an industry he enjoyed. He spent his free time working with and creating computer software and hardware programs. He also enjoyed researching natural health remedies. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Jodi; children, Matthew (Margie) Thomas of Cartersville, GA, Robin Thomas of Pleasant Hill, NC, and Kyla Thomas of Fort Wayne; father, Lloyd Thomas of Port Richey, FL; siblings, Rick (Tammi) Thomas of Hartville,…

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    Maxine "Mac" Clem

    Maxine “Mac” Clem, 96, passed away on August 10, 2018 at Golden Years Homestead Nursing Home, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Lillian (Banet) Gremaux. She was the co-owner and operator of New Haven Locker Service, New Haven with her husband. She retired after 34 years in 1978. Maxine was a dog breeder for many years where she raised Irish Setters. She competed in numerous dog shows across the country and had several champions. Maxine was known as a fabulous cook and seamstress. She also enjoyed getting together with her lady friends known as “The Club”. She is survived by her…

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    Margret Winicker

    Margret Helen Winicker, 92, passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Golden Years Homestead, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Marie (Oswalt) Seelig. She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, New Haven. She was a clerk at Cunningham Optical before leaving the workforce to care for her grandchildren. Margret loved taking care of people and enjoyed sewing. She was also a great pie maker and was known for making Springerle cookies. She is survived by her children, Steven Winicker of Knox, Christina (Tom) Essig of Fort Wayne, Janice (Bob) Spencer of West Richland, WA, and Edward (Terry) Winicker of…

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    Thomas Reuille

    Thomas Joseph “Tom” Reuille, 76, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at home with his family by his side. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Edna (Lomont) Reuille. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and their Holy Name Society. Founder of Broaster Sales and Service in New Haven, he retired after 51 years. Tom enjoyed work, fishing, Elvis and restoring antiques, clocks, and muscle cars. He is survived by his bride of 54 years, Nancy J. (Jacobs) Reuille; sons, Jack and Nick Reuille both of New Haven, Kirk (Missy) Reuille of Fort Wayne, and Adam (Bethany)…

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    Gary Slick Burkhart II

    Gary Lee “Slick” Burkhart II, 48, Went to be with the Lord on August 1, 2018 at Parkview Hospital – Randallia, Fort Wayne. Born in Charleston, WV, he attended Calvary Baptist Church, Fort Wayne. He was an avid NASCAR fan and loved to fish. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Rebecca; mother, Phyllis (Carl) Rader of Lizemores, WV, father, Gary (Charlotte) Burkhart of Red House, WV; children, Cody (Bethany) Burkhart of Pinch, WV, Benjamin Boseker of Fort Wayne and Kayla (Shane) Branning of New Haven; sister, Melissa (Joe) Young of Clay, WV; step siblings, Matt, Glen, Kevin, and Karen Rader; and seven grandsons. He was also preceded…

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    Alvena E. Van Meter

    Alvena E. (Kanning) Van Meter, 91 died on July 29, 2018 at Park Place Senior Living, Fort Wayne in grace and dignity, rooted and grounded in Christ. She was born at home on October 5, 1926 in rural New Haven to the late Henry and Lena (Bremer) Kanning. Alvena and David married on July 20, 1945 at Emmanuel (Soest) Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. They settled into Wakarusa in 1952, where David worked for the Weldy Veterinary practice. Alvena became involved in her daughters’ school, Girl Scout and American Legion activities. In 1960, the couple moved to Albion when David established his own veterinary practice. Throughout their 30 plus years in…

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    Mary Ellen Thompson

    Mary Ellen Thompson, 89, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Genesis Healthcare, New Haven. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Rose (Spice) Baermann. She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. She was a school cook for over twenty years at Fort Wayne Community Schools. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 377. Mary Ellen loved gardening, camping, bowling, traveling with her husband, cats, getting together with her childhood friends and playing a few good hands of Euchre. She also loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Lennie…

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    Mary Ellen Thompson,

    Mary Ellen Thompson, 89, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Genesis Healthcare, New Haven. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Rose (Spice) Baermann. She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. She was a school cook for over twenty years at Fort Wayne Community Schools. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 377. Mary Ellen loved gardening, camping, bowling, traveling with her husband, cats, getting together with her childhood fr…

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    Herb Bechtol

    Herb Bechtol, 95, of North Fort Myers, Florida, passed away December 13, 2017. He was born July 3, 1922 in Fort Wayne, IN. Herb served as a Marine in the Pacific during WWII and as an instructor during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, Evelyn Marshall Bechtol. He is survived by Virginia Horch Bechtol, his wife of 7 years, and children Donald (Patricia), Dennis (Kathy), Kay Bechtol Gulmy, Douglas, Davis (Harriet), step-daughters Sandra (Bryan) Ryder and Susan (Leslie) Fries, 9 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Graveside service is Noon, Tuesday at IOOF Cemetery, 1109 Hartzell Rd., New Haven with visitation one hour…

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    Robert F Heinold

    Robert F. Heinold, 87, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Born in Latty, OH he was the son of the late Isaac and Emma (Stoller) Heinold. He served his country in the US Navy Reserves and retired in 1983 from International Harvester after 22 years. Robert also was a farmer. He enjoyed jazz music, and spending time with his late wife Kathlynn (2015) fishing, flying, motorcycling, and traveling to Florida. He is survived by his children, Rae Ann (Keith) Baumert of Woodburn, Valerie (Brian) Ray of Monroeville, Jeffrey Oberley of Shreveport, LA and Nikki Rusher of Cocoa, FL; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by…

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    Robert F Heinold,

    Robert F. Heinold, 87, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Born in Latty, OH he was the son of the late Isaac and Emma (Stoller) Heinold. He served his country in the US Navy Reserves and retired in 1983 from International Harvester after 22 years. Robert also was a farmer. He enjoyed jazz music, and spending time with his late wife Kathlynn (2015) fishing, flying, motorcycling, and traveling to Florida. He is survived by his children, Rae Ann (Keith) Baumert of Woodburn, Valerie (Brian) Ray…

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    Juliet Ann "Taylor" Schnebelt

    Juliet Ann “Taylor” Schnebelt, 27, passed away unexpectedly Friday in a car accident, June 29, 2018. Born in Madison, Indiana, she attended Central Ministries Church. She was a 2009 graduate of Woodlan High School where she was a cheerleader. Their team traveled to state numerous times. She was a loving mother who worked hard to bring blessings to the family. She also loved animals, traveling, cooking, spending time at the lake and being a prankster. She is survived by her sons, Chase and Tanner Heil of New Haven and their father, Sam who was very special to Taylor; parents, Tina and Jason Linker of Fort Wayne; brothers, Mike Scroggins of…

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    Lawrence "Larry" Garstka

    Lawrence Eugene “Larry” Garstka, 79, passed away Friday, June 29, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Kendallville to the late Marion and Rose (Sollenberger) Garstka. Larry retired in 2000 after working 50 years as a yardmaster for the Wabash Railroad and the Norfolk Southern Railroad, Lake Division, New Haven. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of the Navy Club Ship 245, the V.F.W. Post 2457, New Haven, American Legion Post 160, Roanoke, and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1480, New Haven. He enjoyed bowling, golf, fishing, playing cards and spending time with his dogs, Matilda and Twink.…

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    Lawrence “Larry” Garstka,

    Lawrence Eugene “Larry” Garstka, 79, passed away Friday, June 29, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Kendallville to the late Marion and Rose (Sollenberger) Garstka. Larry retired in 2000 after working 50 years as a yardmaster for the Wabash Railroad and the Norfolk Southern Railroad, Lake Division, New Haven. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of the Navy Club Ship 245, the V.F.W. Post 2457, New Haven, American Legion Post 160, …

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    Juliet Ann “Taylor” Schnebelt,

    Juliet Ann “Taylor” Schnebelt, 27, passed away unexpectedly Friday in a car accident, June 29, 2018. Born in Madison, Indiana, she attended Central Ministries Church. She was a 2009 graduate of Woodlan High School where she was a cheerleader. Their team traveled to state numerous times. She was a loving mother who worked hard to bring blessings to the family. She also loved animals, traveling, cooking, spending time at the lake and being a prankster. She is survived by her sons, Chase and Tan…