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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 …

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    Paul Freeburn

    Paul Freeburn Auburn – Paul E. Freeburn, 96, of Auburn, died Monday, August 12, 2019, at the home of his son in Garrett. He was born July 16, 1923 in Butler to Glen and May (Waite) Freeburn. Paul was an electrician for Warner Automotive for 32 years before retiring in 1976. He served as the first Emergency Management Director for DeKalb County for many years. He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the Garrett First Church of Christ. He also was a HAM Radio Operator. He married……

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    Lisa Gahry

    Lisa Gahry Waterloo Waterloo – Lisa A. Gahry, 63, of Waterloo, died Thursday, August 8, 2019, at her home in Waterloo.  There will be no services held at this time. Waterloo – Lisa A. Gahry, 63, of Waterloo, died Thursday, August 8, 2019, at her home in Waterloo.  There will be no services held at this time. View   Send Flowers

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    Jean Camp

    Jean Camp St. Joe Jean E. Camp, 76, of St. Joe, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born Jan. 14, 1943, in Butler, to Huber C. and Frances (Smith) Carr. They preceded her in death. Jean was a 1961 graduate of Butler High School. She married Wilbur L. Camp on Nov. 19, 1961, at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church in rural Butler, and he survives in St. Joe. Jean worked as a lab coordinator at Cooper Tire & Rubber Company …

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    Doyle Strawn

    Doyle Strawn Butler Doyle L. Strawn, 85, of Butler, Indiana, was called home into the loving arms of Jesus, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at Smith Farms Manor in Auburn. He was born June 29, 1934, in Humble City, New Mexico, to J. Cecil and Vivian M. (Nickleson) Strawn. They preceded him in death. He was a proud veteran of the United States Navy serving as the postmaster on the USS Yorktown CV 10 during the Korean War. Mr. Strawn worked as a supervisor for Universal Tool in Butler for 31 years, reti…

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    James Lockhart

    James Lockhart Butler James (J.J., Jimmy and Jim) Nelson Lockhart, age 65, of Butler was called home to Heaven on Monday, August 5, 2019.  He passed away at home holding his wife’s hand.  Mr. Lockhart was born on March 3, 1954 in Montpelier, Ohio to Herbert and Salmon (Pepper) Lockhart.  He married Sheryl Daniels on October 28, 1973 in Newville, Indiana.  James and Sheryl had 4 boys together.  They enjoyed their 3 little dogs when they relaxed at home.  His …

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    Arlo Bowman

    Arlo Bowman Auburn Auburn – Arlo R “Dub” Bowman, 99 of Auburn died Monday August 5, 2019 at Bethlehem Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne. He was born in Waterloo on October 1, 1919 to Robert G and Ethyl (Casselman) Bowman. Arlo worked for the U.S Postal Service. He served his country from 1941 to 1945 in the Army Air Corps. During his time in the service he took part in 7 European Campaigns and earned 7 Battle Stars. He was a member of the Auburn American Legion Post 97, Veterans …

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    Mona Shaffer

    Mona Shaffer Ashley Mona F. Shaffer, age 87, of Ashley passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at The Laurels of DeKalb in Butler. Mrs. Shaffer was born on May 26, 1932 in Butler to Hubert and Ruth (Stomm) Boyd. She married Weldon “Gene” Shaffer on July 22, 1951 in Ashley.  He preceded her in death on October 11, 2004. As well as being a home maker and raising her family Mrs. Shaffer worked for the Auburn Rubber Company for 2 years, the telephone company in Auburn for 2 years and Pe…

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    DuWayne Goings

    DuWayne Goings Auburn DuWayne E. Goings, age 85, of Auburn passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at his Auburn home.  Mr. Goings was born on August 11, 1933 in St. Joe, Indiana to Clarence and Laura (Keller) Goings. He married Sandra K. Doub on June 15, 1963 in Auburn.  She preceded him in death on November 1, 1997.  On July 25, 2003 he married Mary Ann Carper in Auburn.  She resides in Auburn. Mr. Goings was a lifetime DeKalb County farmer.  He worked for the …

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    Wanda Weicht

    Wanda Weicht Butler Wanda Lee Weicht, age 71, of Butler passed away on Monday, July 29, 2019 at home surrounded by her family. She was born on February 9, 1948 in War, West Virginia to Jessie Hicks Sr. and Hazel (Green) Hicks.  Wanda married George “Geno” Weicht Sr. on June 19, 2010.  He resides in Butler.  She worked at Tri-Wall Containers in Butler from 1979 until she retired in 2009.  She and Geno enjoyed going to the Eagles in Butler to listen to her sister sing a…

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    Patricia Kern

    Patricia Kern St. Joe Patricia J. Kern, age 85, of St. Joe, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Heritage Park Assisted Living & Garden Homes in Fort Wayne Mrs. Kern was born on December 1, 1933 in Fort Wayne to Wesley and Ruth (Adams) Pritchett.  She graduated from South Side High School in Fort Wayne.  She married Kenneth C. Kern on March 9, 1951 in Oceanside, California.  He resides in St. Joe. Mrs. Kern was a long time teacher and librarian for Fort Way…

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    Gwenevere Chorpenning

    Gwenevere Chorpenning Hamilton Hamilton – Gwenevere J. Chorpenning, 97, of Hamilton, passed away Friday, July 26, 2019, at The Laurels of DeKalb Nursing Home in Butler. She was born on October 8, 1921 in Auburn to the late Kenneth Jenkins and Velma Gordon. Her mother passed away when Gwenevere was at a very young age, so her grandmother, Edna Jenkins raised her. She married Jack L. Chorpenning on October 7, 1941, in St. Joe, and he passed away November 7, 2012. Mrs. Chorpenning was the co-own…

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    Cora Tuttle

    Cora Tuttle Auburn—Cora Tuttle, 93, of Auburn passed away Friday, July 26, 2019 at her home at Smith Manor surrounded by her family. She was born on December 27, 1925 in Stroh, Indiana to the late Paul and Dora May (Pierson) Rowlison. She attended grade school at Brushy Prairie school in Lagrange County, Junior High in Fremont and High school in Steuben County at Metz school. She worked at several companies during her working career. Among them were Auburn Rubber Co, Mid-American Electronics …

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    Dortha Irven

    Dortha Irven Albion Dortha V. Irven, 99, of Albion, died Sunday, July 21, 2019, at North Ridge Village Nursing and Rehab Center in Albion. She was born June 23, 1920, in Allen County, Indiana, to Frank P. and Bessie Fay (Ruppert) Cook. They are deceased. Dortha was a 1939 graduate of Auburn High School. She married Donald Leroy Irven on Nov. 22, 1941, in Auburn, and he passed away Sept. 1, 2008. Dortha was a housewife and retired from Morrill Motors in Fort Wayne. She attended the Asbury Unit…

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    Jesse Reddin

    Jesse Reddin Waterloo Waterloo – Jesse “Fuzz” Reddin, 78, passed away Monday, July 22, 2019, at his home in Waterloo. He was born January 27, 1941 in Roanoke to the late Henry and Geraldine (Wisel) Reddin. Fuzz was a Vietnam War veteran of the United States Army proudly serving his Country for 7 ½ years. He worked at Irving Gravel in Fort Wayne, retiring after 20 years of service. He then went to work as a heavy equipment operator for the Operating Engineers Local Union #103 of Fort… Waterl…

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    Nancy Lesiak

    Nancy Lesiak Hudson Nancy Lou Lesiak, age 83, of Hudson passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at the Northern Lakes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Angola. Mrs. Lesiak was born on February 12, 1936 in Auburn to Benson and Mildred (Kester) Wickerham.  She graduated from Ashley High School in 1954. She married Mike Lesiak on December 7, 1963.  He resides in Hudson.  Mrs. Lesiak was a homemaker.  Over the years she served on the Angola Housing Board, the Angola Park…

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    Lenora Johnson

    Lenora Johnson Auburn Auburn – Lenora L Johnson, 91 of Auburn died Tuesday July 23, 2019 at her home in Auburn. She was born in Auburn on the family farm on August 6, 1927 to Lester E. and Lazeal (Witt) Boger. She was a 1945 Graduate of Auburn High School and earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Purdue University in 1949. She was a Home Economist for Wayne County in Indiana and worked alongside her husband Don on the family farm her entire life. She was a very active member of the First Christia…

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    Jean Conkle

    Jean Conkle Hamilton Hamilton – Jean M Conkle, 59 of Hamilton died July 21, 2019 at her home in Hamilton. She was born October 26, 1959 in Fort Wayne. Her parents were Ira Wise and Shirley (Reed) Carson. She worked as a C.N.A. for 19 years at Betz Nursing Home and Miller’s Merry Manor. Jean Married Colin Conkle in 1990 and he passed away in 2010. She is survived by 2 sons and a daughter, Josh Saurbeck and his wife Karie of Auburn, Kerri Astudillo and her husband Victor of Auburn and Jeremy Co…

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    Christine Wilhelm

    Christine Wilhelm Waterloo WATERLOO — Christine A. Wilhelm, 59, of Waterloo, passed away Friday, July 19, 2019, at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis after a short battle with cancer. She was born Nov. 2, 1959, in Auburn to the late Duaine H. and DeVella M. (Sleek) Karnes. Christine was a graduate of DeKalb High School, Taylor University, and earned her Master of Education degree from Indiana University. She married Jerry Wilhelm on June 17, 1989, at the Cedar Lake Church of Christ i…

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    Edward Buell

    Edward Buell Butler BUTLER — Edward W. Buell, 73, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at his home in rural Butler. He was born Nov. 17, 1945, the son of Wayne and June (Tubbs) Buell. They are deceased. Ed was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Vietnam War from 1965-1967. He married Jeanne A. Seltenright on Jan. 15, 1972, in Butler. She survives in Butler. Ed had a love for animals, especially horses. He graduated from Oklahoma State Horseshoeing School and became a farr…

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    Dr. Ronald Huguenard

    Dr. Ronald Huguenard Auburn Dr. Ronald D. Huguenard, age 82, of Auburn and formerly of Fort Wayne passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Chandler Place in Kendallville.  Dr. Huguenard was born on May 27, 1937 in Fort Wayne to Clem and Irene (Harber) Huguenard.  After high school he graduated from the Indiana University School of Optometry. He married Cheryl A. (Klenack) Huguenard on October 22, 1977 in Fort Wayne.  She preceded him in death on June 4, 2017. Dr. Huguenard …

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    Caroline Verden

    Caroline Verden Auburn Auburn – Caroline M Verden, 79 of Auburn died Monday July 15, 2019 at DeKalb Health in Auburn. She was born March 12, 1940 in Linton, IN to Herman “Ed” and Vera (Cavelier) McKinnon. Her parents and Brother Jerry D McKinnon have passed away. Caroline was a 1958 graduate of Linton Stockton High School, earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Valparaiso University and her Master’s Degree from Eastern Michigan University. She was a Medical Social Worker and an Ordained Minister w…

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    Kathy Davis

    Kathy Davis Waterloo – Kathy M Davis, 56 of Waterloo died Wednesday July 10, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born January 8, 1963 in Cape Girardeau, Mo to Charles M and Katheryn (Berry) Jackson. Kathy was a 1981 Graduate of DeKalb High School and a Homemaker. She married Jerry Davis on October 12, 2013 in the LBJ Hall in Hamilton. Also surviving is a daughter Heather Fuentes and her husband Josh of Butler; a son Jeremy Jackson of Auburn; 2 step sons, Jeromy Davis of Hamilton …

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    Donald Mefford

    Donald Mefford Plano, TX – Donald T Mefford, 90 of Plano and formerly of Auburn died July 11, 2019 at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Carrollton, TX. He was born in Auburn on February 10, 1929, to Stanley Carr and Margaret (Travis) Mefford. They have preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was his brother and sister; Gordon A Mefford and Kathryn E Smith. He was a graduate of Wabash College. He obtained a JD degree from Indiana University. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran serving …

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    Mabel Rose

    Mabel Rose Auburn Mabel I. Rose, age 97, of Auburn passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Mrs. Rose was born on April 15, 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Charles and Louise (Betscher) Sizer.  After graduating from college she earned her master’s degree in music education from the University of Cincinnati. She married Charles A. Rose on August 24, 1950 in Cincinnati.  He preceded her in death on June 9, 1968.  As well as being a homemaker, missionary work was very important t…

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    Myron Haines

    Myron Haines Terre Haute Myron L. Haines, age 75, of Terre Haute and formerly of Fort Wayne passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute.  He was a graduate of North Side High School in Fort Wayne.  Mr. Haines was born on May 14, 1944 in Fort Wayne to Floyd and Pauline (Wingard) Haines.  He married Linda (Smith) Haines on April 30, 1971.  She preceded him in death on August 26, 1994. Survivors include:  Son and daughter-in-law; Dennis a…

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    Nellora Wells

    Nellora Wells Loudonville, OH – Nellora Ann “Nellie” Wells, 34, died Tuesday, July 8, 2019, at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio. She was born in Fort Wayne on February 6, 1985 to Rhett L. and Suzanne N. (Brand) Butler, and they survive in Loudonville, Ohio. Nellie is also survived by three sons and two daughters; Colton Landrum (adopted son of Todd and Jill Landrum), of Huntington, IN, Joshua Wells Jr., Rose Marie Wells, Briyonnia Bowman and Charles Bowman; grandparents,… Loudonvi…

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    Tracy A. “Jake” Likes

    Tracy A. “Jake” Likes Auburn Tracy A. “Jake” Likes, age 47, of Auburn passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.  He was born on June 20, 1972 in Garrett to Danny and Penny (Evans) Likes.  He graduated from Garrett High School in 1991. Mr. Likes worked for Charleston Metal Products in Waterloo for 27 years.  He was a very hard worker.  He enjoyed campfires, traveling, fishing, playing golf and playing pool.  He was an avi…

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    Bruce Jones

    Bruce Jones Butler Butler – Bruce Lee Jones, 31, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019, at his home in Butler.  Services are pending at this time.  Butler – Bruce Lee Jones, 31, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019, at his home in Butler.  Services are pending at this time.  View   Send Flowers

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    Max Webb

    Max Webb Auburn Auburn – Max L Webb, 89 of Auburn died Sunday July 7, 2019 at Parkview Hospital, Randallia in Fort Wayne. He was born August 31, 1929 in Hamilton to Earl and Edna (Little) Webb. He was a graduate of Butler High School and was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. He served during the Korean conflict and was looking forward to taking the next Honor Flight to Washington in September. He was a Lifetime Farmer and worked at the Auburn Foundry. Max was a former member of the Jay Cee’s,…

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    Deborah Wendel

    Deborah Wendel Waterloo Deborah L. Wendel, age 68, of Waterloo passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at her Waterloo home. She was born on December 29, 1950 in Angola to Dean and Ellen (Kenyon) Chester.  She was a 1969 graduate of Coldwater High School. As well as being a home maker and raising her family Deborah worked at Acorn in Quincy, Michigan and Limeosol in Ashley, Indiana.  She grew up on a farm and she was very active in 4-H.  She also enjoyed playing softball.&nbsp…

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    Andrew Maddox

    Andrew Maddox Garrett Garrett – Andrew Gustin Maddox, 32, passed away Friday, July 5, 2019, at his home in Garrett.  A gathering of friends and family will take place from 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center St., Auburn.  Memorials may be directed to the Feller and Clark Funeral Home to help with expenses.  Garrett – Andrew Gustin Maddox, 32, passed away Friday, July 5, 2019, at his home in Garrett.  A gathering of friends and…