• Auburn,  Waterloo

    Wilma Carper

    Wilma Carper Auburn Wilma M. Carper, age 92, of Auburn passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Laurels of DeKalb in Butler. Mrs. Carper was born on November 9, 1926 in Beaula, Michigan to Evan and Nida (Creamer) Link.  She was a graduate of Auburn High School. She married Ralph J. Carper on December 19, 1948.  He preceded her in death on June 4, 2013. Mrs. Carper was a homemaker.  In addition to raising her family she also worked for a time at Messenger Corporation in…

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    Harland Quince

    Harland Quince Garrett Harland L. “Harley” Quince, 87, of Garrett, died on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 at Parkview Noble in Kendallville. Harley was born May 3, 1932, in Pettisville, Ohio to Kennard and Beulah (Nisely) Quince.  He was a graduate of Garrett High School and enlisted in the United States Navy in 1951.  He served on the USS Dennis J. Buckley through the Korean War until 1959 and received a National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.  He married Ruth Gerald…

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    Evelyn Walter

    Evelyn Walter Auburn Evelyn L. Walter, 95, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019, at her home in Auburn. She was born September 26, 1924 in Laud to Homer and Myrtle (Akey) Deventer. Evelyn graduated from Leo High School. She retired as office manager from the Allen County Health Department in Fort Wayne. She was a member of the Leo United Methodist Church and belonged to the Never Idle Homemakers Extension Club for more than 50 years. Surviving are four daughters, Janice (Larry) Lockwood of A…

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    Donald Noragon

    Donald Noragon Waterloo Waterloo – Donald L. “Don” Noragon, 79, of Waterloo, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn. He was born September 25, 1940, in Garrett to the late Harold and Gretchen (Johnson) Noragon. Don was a veteran of the United States Army. He worked for Dana/Eaton in Auburn for 43 years, retiring in 2005. Don was a member of the Auburn Church of Christ. Don enjoyed bowling, traveling, playing euchre and several other card games, puzzle books and…

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    Loretta Ternet

    Loretta Ternet Ashley Loretta F. (Hunter) Ternet, 71, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at her home in rural Ashley, Indiana. She was born Dec. 3, 1947, in Pikeville, Tennessee, to Floyd and Jessie (Kizzar) Hunter. They preceded her in death. She married Billy A. Ternet Sr., in 1968, and they lived in LaOtto. In 2005, she met Charles “Skip” Ackman, and they lived in Ashley. She was a homemaker, mother of five children, grandmother to 15 grandchildren, and 20 2/3 great-grandchildren. She was a… Lo…

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    Betty DeWitt

    Betty DeWitt Auburn Auburn – Betty L Dewitt, 89, died Wednesday October 2, 2019 at her home in Auburn. She was born in Indian Head, PA on July 24, 1930 to Peter and Emma (Miller) Sleasman. She was a 1948 Graduate of Connellsville High School in Connellsville, PA. Betty was a homemaker, an avid reader and student of the bible and was a great seamstress. Her family was her pride and joy and meant everything to her. She was a very active and faithful member of Indian Village Church of God. She b…

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    Don Smolinske

    Don Smolinske MOKENA, Ill. — Don Louis Smolinske, 88, of Mokena, Illinois, and formerly of Auburn, Indiana, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at Clarendale of Mokena in Mokena, Illinois. He was born Oct. 22, 1930, in Kimmell, Indiana, to Maurice C. and Mamie (Magnuson) Smolinske. They preceded him in death. Don married Violet Dorothy Derby on Nov. 7, 1953, at the Naval base chapel in Norfolk, Virginia, and she passed away May 27, 2014. He worked as a teacher and school administrator for Metz Hig…

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    Marilyn Bassett

    Marilyn Bassett Auburn Marilyn A. Bassett, 87, of Auburn, Indiana, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born on Nov. 6, 1931, in Garrett, Indiana, to Gerald and Mildred (Snook) Brown. They preceded her in death. She was a 1949 graduate of Garrett High School. Marilyn worked as a secretary for Cooper Standard, in Auburn, Garrett Rubber Products, in Garrett and Hattersley Mechanical, in Fort Wayne, before working for Walmart in Auburn. S…

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    Blanch Iddings

    Blanch Iddings Auburn – Blanch M “Peg” Iddings, 84 of Auburn died Monday September 30, 2019 at DeKalb Health in Auburn. She was born August 28, 1935 in Avilla to Robert B and Mary D (Christlieb) Iddings. She was an Avilla High School Graduate and was a member of the former Indian Village Church of God. She worked at Rieke Corporation in Auburn for 38 years before retiring in 1991. She was an avid Cubs fan and loved playing basketball. Peg is survived by a sister and a brother, William F…. A…

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    Vada Carper

    Vada Carper Waterloo Waterloo – Vada L Carper, 89 died Friday September 27, 2019 at her home in Waterloo. She was born February 21, 1930 in Auburn to Williard M and Irene D (Carnahan) Strong. She worked in the Cafeteria at DeKalb High School, Sutton’s Super Value in Waterloo and Sears in Auburn. She was a member of Norris Chapel United Methodist Church. Vada married John F Carper on November 27, 1948 in Auburn and he survives in Waterloo. Also surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters, Lynn (Const…

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    Phyllis Ritenour

    Phyllis Ritenour Auburn Phyllis Ann Ritenour, 87, of Auburn, passed away Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at Auburn Village. She was born Jan. 9, 1932, in Parma, Ohio, to Wallace and Bernice (DeGraff) Baker. She was a 1949 graduate of Chester High School in New Pittsburg, Ohio. Phyllis married Norman R. “Buck” Ritenour on July 16, 1950, in Spencerville, and he passed away April 7, 2016. She was a homemaker and worked several years as a bookkeeper for Sechler’s Pickles in St. Joe. Phit was a member…..

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    Allen Myers

    Allen Myers Avilla Avilla – Allen L Myers, 73 died Tuesday September 24, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Auburn on May 30, 1946 to Vern and Ruby (Wise) Myers and they have both passed away. Allen was a 1964 Graduate of Waterloo High School and earned his BS Degree from Indiana University. He was a Sargent in the U.S. Army, 101st Airborne, Military police from 1966 to 1972. He owned various businesses over his life but his most recent job was Security Dir…

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    Janet Lewis

    Janet Lewis Auburn Auburn – Janet C Lewis, 57, died Monday September 16, 2019 at her home in Auburn. She was born December 26, 1961 in Auburn to Clyde E and Roseanne (Davis) Lewis and they have both passed away. Janet worked for Roy Jones Dog Shows of Auburn. She is survived by a sister, Sandra Lewis of Cleveland, OH. A memorial service will be 2 PM Saturday September 28, 2019 at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center Street, Auburn. The family will receive friends 2 hours prior to the se…

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    Floyd Troyer

    Floyd Troyer Ashley – Floyd G Troyer, 91 died September 22, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born April 29, 1928 in Continental, Ohio to Dale and Gertrude (Redd) Troyer. Floyd was a lifetime farmer and was a veteran of the U.S.Army. During his time in the service he was stationed in Germany. He was a very active member of the Pleasant Chapel Church of the Brethren serving the church in many capacities over the years. He traveled the United States as a member of t…

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    Peter Tzeschlock

    Peter Tzeschlock Auburn Auburn – Peter R Tzeschlock, 73 of Auburn died Monday September 16, 2019 in Michigan. He was born April 5, 1946 in St. Blasien, Germany to Rudolf O and Luise (Bohler) Tzeschlock. Peter was a chef. He earned his Degree in Culinary Arts from Konstanz Institute. He served as Chef at Greenhurst Country Club for 12 years then St. James Restaurant in Avilla for 13 years. He was asked to design and teach the Culinary Arts program for juniors and seniors at the Impact Institut…

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    Doris Hummon

    Doris Hummon Butler Doris L. Hummon, age 100, of Butler was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at Laurels of DeKalb in Butler. Mrs. Hummon was born on May 7, 1919 in Herbert and Bertha (Bowman) Tyson. In 1947 she married Raymond D. Hummon in Butler.  He preceded her in death in 1974. Mrs. Hummon worked for Meadow Haven Nursing Home in Butler for over 30 years retiring in 1987. Survivors Include: Daughter and son-in-law; Jill and Homer Cagley of…

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    Lila Draper

    Lila Draper Butler Butler – Lila M Draper, 82, died Wednesday September 18, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne on March 16, 1937 to John and DeVona P. (Dentzer) Clayton. She worked at Magnavox in Auburn. Lila married Raymond Draper Sr. on October 31, 1970 in Fort Wayne and he died October 19, 2005. She is survived by 5 children, Jennifer (Ralph) Johnston of Garrett, Jeff Nicole of Butler, Christina (Steve) Siebenaler of Edon, OH, Raymond (Kelly)…

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    Ross Dohm

    Ross Dohm Auburn Ross Edward Dohm, age 19, of Auburn passed away unexpectedly from a medical condition on Monday, September 16, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.  He was born on August 9, 2000 in Auburn.  He was a 2019 graduate of DeKalb High School.     In the past Ross has worked at A-1 Janitorial in Auburn and he was currently interning with Therma-Tru in Butler.  Ross was a big car guy!  Especially anything MOPAR from the… Ro…

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    Sharon Harris

    Sharon Harris Ashley Sharon K. Harris, 72, died Friday, September 13, 2019, at her home in Ashley. She was born January 12, 1947, in Indianapolis. Sharon married Stanley K. “Stan” Harris on February 17, 1965 in Indianapolis. He passed away April 23, 2017. Mrs. Harris worked as the human resource manager for E.M.F. and later for Indiana Marine Products where she later retired.  She was a member of the St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church in rural Waterloo.    Sharon was a…..

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    James Worman Jr

    James Worman Jr Fort Myers, FL – James W. Worman, Jr., 84, died Friday, September 13, 2019 in Fort Myers, FL. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on May 12, 1935. He was the son of the late James Worman and Kathryn Gilbert and grandson of Henry and Lurl Worman and Frank and Clara Weller, both of Garrett, IN. He was a lifelong resident of the Fort Wayne area before moving to North Myers, FL. He is preceded by his loving wife, Linda Worman (nee Kimberly). He is survived by his daughter, Teresa Worman…

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    Dolores Souder

    Dolores Souder Auburn Dolores H. Souder, age 94, of Auburn was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at DeKalb Health in Auburn. Mrs. Souder was born on May 22, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois to Glen and Helen (Olson) Deal. She honorably served her country during WWII in the Women’s Army Corp branch of the United States Army from June of 1945 until October of 1946. She married Charles Eugene Souder on November 12, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois.  He preceded…

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    Edward Morgan

    Edward Morgan Auburn AUBURN — Edward Allen Morgan went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. He was born on March 18, 1956, in Fairmont, West Virginia, a son of John Morgan, who survives in Fort Wayne and Clara Jo Morgan (deceased). He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Debbie Morgan, of Auburn. Also surviving are his son, Joe Morgan, of Omaha, Nebraska; and daughter, Megan Morgan, of Auburn, Indiana; his brothers, Mike (Linda) Morgan, of Huntsville, Alabama, and Bruce (Donna) …

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    Francis Bell

    Francis Bell Auburn Auburn – Francis L. Bell, 75, of Auburn, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019, at the Laurels of DeKalb Nursing Home in Butler. He was born May 19, 1945 in Hartford City to the late Russell and Eileen (Gothrup) Bell. Francis was a 1963 graduate of Hartford City High School. He married Judy Shaffer on August 9, 1965, in Hartford City, and she survives in Auburn.  Francis worked for the Indiana Bell telephone company and then for AT&T telephone company, retiring …

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    Dolores Peckhart

    Dolores Peckhart Waterloo Dolores J. Peckhart, 91, formerly of Waterloo, died on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at Lutheran Life Village in Kendallville. She was born on March 2, 1928 in Ashley to John and Nealla (Becker) Voges. She worked for 28 years at Essex Wire before retiring in 1999. She attended the Independent Full Gospel Church in Ashley and New Hope Christian Center in Waterloo. Dolores married Ronald W. Peckhart on May 23, 1947, in Auburn.  He preceded her i…

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    Alan Northrup

    Alan Northrup Auburn Alan L. Northrup, age 77, of Auburn passed away at his home on Sunday, September 8, 2019.  He was born on February, 5, 1942 in Fort Wayne to Curtis and Rosemond (Furnish) Northrup.  Mr. Northrup worked for Dana Corporation in Auburn for 32 years retiring 1999.  He was a hot rod guy and was a member of the Auburn Shifters Car Club.  Survivors include:  Son; Alan W. Northrup of Ashley. Son; Scott L. Northrup of Smyrna, Tennessee. Son and daught…

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    Jerry Edwards

    Jerry Edwards Butler Butler – Jerry J Edwards, 67, died Saturday September 7, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born July 1, 1952 in Fort Wayne to Herbert and Eileen (Stemen) Edwards. His mother has passed away and his father survives in Fort Wayne. Jerry worked for Multimatic Indiana, Inc. in Butler. He married Janice Hill on October 5, 1974 in Fort Wayne and she survives. Also surviving are a daughter and 2 sons, Corissa (Scott) Pugh of Chapin, South Carolina, Jeremy (Margar…

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    Jane Stafford

    Jane Stafford Auburn Auburn – Jane F. Stafford, 82, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019, at her home in Auburn. She was born July 8, 1937, in Garrett to the late Carl B. and Esther L. (Shoudel) Miller. Jane married Harold J. Stafford on Sept. 7, 1957, at the St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in rural Waterloo by her uncle, Father Herman Miller. Jane was a homemaker. She was a member of the St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in rural Waterloo. She also was a member of the Co…

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    Marilyn Imus

    Marilyn Imus Auburn Auburn – Marilyn A Imus, 86 of Auburn died Monday September 2, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born October 11, 1932 in Hamilton to Clarence and Dorothy (Wagner) Hamman. She was a Hamilton High School Graduate and earned an Associate’s Degree from Ivy Tech in Fort Wayne. Marilyn worked for the Garns Candy Company of Auburn and then City National Bank / Wells Fargo Bank in Auburn. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Auburn. Her….

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    Vernon Wainscott

    Vernon Wainscott Auburn AUBURN — Vernon Wainscott, 85, of Auburn, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Garrett. He was born Jan. 5, 1934, in South Bend, Indiana. Vernon married Sonya Faye Wainscott on March 2, 1968. He worked as a supervisor for Auburn Foundry, retiring in 1996. Vernon was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Surviving are his children, Darlene Imbody, Rita Beaty, Nicholas Wainscott, Kimberly Wiebe and Charlene Williams; 12 grandchild…

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    Gerald “Jerry” Worden

    Gerald “Jerry” Worden Corunna Gerald “Jerry” V. Worden, age 74, of Corunna passed away at home on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.  He was born on March 14, 1945 in Jackson, Michigan to Haskell and Clarice (Leige) Worden.  Jerry honorably served his country in the United States Navy from 1965 until 1967. He married Janice D. McDonald on October 19, 1973 in Corunna.  She resides in Corunna. Jerry worked for Kitchen-Quip in Waterloo for 35 years retiring in 2010.  He was a mem…

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    Phyllis Beck

    Phyllis Beck Garrett Phyllis J. Beck, 89, of Garrett, Indiana, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Garrett. She was born July 8, 1930, in Churubusco, to Harmon C. and Marie S.J. (Bennett) Beck. They preceded her in death. She graduated from the Cincinnati Bible Seminary with a bachelor of Sacred Literature degree. Ms. Beck worked as a secretary at Garrett State Bank for 25 years, retiring in 2003. She was a member of First Church of Christ in Garrett, where she also served…

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    Howard Egly Jr.

    Howard Egly Jr. Waterloo Howard Eugene Egly Jr., age 78, of Waterloo passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Laurels of DeKalb in Butler.  He was born on August 21, 1941 in Columbia City to Howard Eugene Egly Sr. and Mary Esther (Weirick) Egly.  He was a 1960 graduate of Churubusco High School.  Mr. Egly honorably served his county in the United States Navy from 1960 until 1964. He married Ronda Myers on October 4, 1964 at Barker’s Chapel United Methodist Church north…

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    James Roby

    James Roby Wabash James A. Roby, age 63, of Wabash and formerly of Huntington passed away surrounded by his family and friends on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.  He was born on February 25, 1956 in Bellefontaine, Ohio to Norman and Florence “Martha” (Thomas) Roby.  Jim was a mold repair technician and mold designer with Continental Structural Plastics in Huntington, Indiana for over 30 years.  Jim comes from a racing family all started by his…

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    Thomas Edward Luke Cobb III

    Thomas Edward Luke Cobb III Hamilton Hamilton – Thomas Edward Luke Cobb III, of Hamilton died Thursday August 15, 2019 at his home in Hamilton. He was born in Eastridge, Tenn. on December 20, 1997. His father is Thomas Edward Luke Cobb Jr and his mother is Shannon Fay Joyce Cochran. He was a Hamilton High School graduate and he was a former employee of the Tire Center in Wal-Mart in Angola. He is survived by his parents; a daughter, Octavia Everley Rose Cobb of Hamilton; 3 siblings, Kayla Ann…

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    James Higgins Jr.

    James Higgins Jr. Sparta, Illinois SPARTA, Ill. — James T. “Jimmy” Higgins Jr., 44, of Sparta, Illinois, and formerly of Waterloo, Indiana, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at his home in Sparta. He was born Dec. 30, 1974, in Auburn, Indiana, to James T. Higgins Sr., and Janet (Treesh) Higgins. Jimmy was a 1993 graduate of DeKalb High School. He attended IPFW, where he received a bachelor of business degree and then graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion with a master’s degree in…..

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    Duane Houser

    Duane Houser Butler Butler – Duane D. Houser, 92, of Butler, died Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born September 21, 1926, in Pontiac, Michigan to the late George H. and Ruby M. (Martin) Houser. Duane was a veteran of the United States Army. He married Erma R. Weber on September 5, 1950, in Butler, and she passed away August 4, 2014. Duane worked for several years as a local farmer. He then went to work for Tri-Wall in Butler and later owned and operated …