Allen County, Indiana
Miscellaneous Obituaries


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Brian M. Hoffman
Brian M. Hoffman, 19, Monroeville, died yesterday in Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis. He was crushed when a car he was working on fell on him Nov. 21 at his home.
The Monroeville native was a 1990 graduate of Heritage High School, student at Indiana Vocational Technical College, employee of Hall's Restaurants and member of St. Rose Catholic Church.
Surviving are his parents, JoAnn and Mark Hoffman; a sister, Amy M. Hoffman at home; brothers, Bradley A. of Monroeville and Jonathan M. at home; grandparents, Janet and Richard Girardot, and Helen and Luther Hoffman, all of Monroeville; and a great-grandmother, Luetta Girardot of Fort Wayne.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday in Marquart & Jacobs Funeral Home, Monreoville, and 11 a.m. in the church, with burial in Monroeville Memorial Cemetery. Calling is 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow, and 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home, with a vigil at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Preferred memorials are gifts to St. Joseph Catholic School, or the Monroeville Emergency Medical Service or Volunteer Fire Department.
Posted: November 30, 1990 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

William G. Bennett
William G. Bennett, 80, died Wednesday in University Park Nursing Center.
The Fort Wayne native was a veteran of World War II, retired in 1975 as engineering coordinator for International Harvester Co. after 30 years, and was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church, its Holy Name Society and the Senior Men's Golf League.
Surviving are his wife, Marjorie L.; daughters, Barbara B. Corbin of Milford, and Jane B. Walters and Patricia B. Eddy, both of Indianapolis; a son, Paul W. of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; a sister, Mary Dildine of Fort Wayne; and five grandchildren.
Posted: November 30, 1990 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Edwin A. Haglund
Edwin A. Haglund, 69, died yesterday in Parkview Memorial Hospital. The Oscoda, Mich., native was a doctor of chemistry at IU-Purdue Fort Wayne for 27 years. He was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Military Order of Cooties Pup Tent 4, American Legion Post 47, American Legion Post 274, and 40 et 8 Society Voiture 37. Also he was past vice president of the Allen County Council of Veterans, past commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6580 and life master of ACBL Duplicate Bridge.
Surviving are his wife, Edna Emmaline; a stepdaughter, Bobetta Vander Ploug of Otsego, Mich.; sisters, Joyce Stewart of Hawaii, Marion Hopcroft of Denver, and Natalie Haglund and Ann Gembarski, both of Oscoda, Mich.; and two grandchildren.
Services are 2 p.m. tomorrow in D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., where calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, with an American Legion memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Graveside services are 1 p.m. Monday in National Cemetery, Battle Creek, Mich.
Preferred memorials are gifts to Guillain Barre Syndrome, Veterans of Foreign Wars or Purdue University's chemistry department.
Services are 10:30 a.m. tomorrow in the church, with burial in Catholic Cemetery. Calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road, and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. tomorrow in the church. A vigil service is 3 p.m. today in the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are gifts to the church or other charity.
Posted: November 30, 1990 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Marguerite Azar-Potter
Marguerite Azar-Potter, 70, died Wednesday at home.
The Fort Wayne native was a sales clerk at Brateman Brothers for 10 years and member of Grace St. John United Church of Christ.
Surviving are a daughter, Mary Hay of Fort Wayne; a son, Robert at home; a sister, Louise Piebenga of Fort Wayne; a brother, Walter P. Azar of Fort Wayne; and seven grandchildren.
Services are 1 p.m. tomorrow in D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., where calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Burial will be in Lindenwood Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are gifts to the Allen County Heart Association.
Posted: November 30, 1990 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Ernestine Baldenegro
Ernestine Baldenegro, 72, died yesterday in Lutheran Hospital.
The Durango, Mexico, native was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church and its rosary society.
Surviving are her husband, John C.; a daughter, Mary E. Kaleta of Elmhurst, Ill.; a son, John R. of Fort Wayne; a sister, Martina Cordero of Juarez, Mexico; and two grandchildren.
Services are 10 a.m. tomorrow in the church, with burial in Catholic Cemetery. Calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., and 9 to 10 a.m. tomorrow in the church. Recitation of the rosary is at 7:30 p.m. today in the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are gifts to the church.
Posted: November 30, 1990 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Fern June Stephenson
Fern June Stephenson, 65, died Wednesday at home.
The Fort Wayne native retired in 1987 as a registered nurse at Fort Wayne State Developmental Center after 10 years. She also worked at Lutheran Hospital and Byron Health Care Center, was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and a volunteer for the Allen County Cancer Society.
Surviving are daughters, Julie M. Swihart of Zanesville, and Beth A. Stephenson and Jean K. Fageol, both of Fort Wayne; a son, Larry A. of Fort Wayne; sisters, Edith M. Baker of Bradenton, Fla., Martha O. Kuehner of Churubusco, and Ethel O. Blackburn and Barbara J. Smith, both of California; and three grandchildren.
Services are 11 a.m. tomorrow in D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road, where calling is 7 to 9 p.m. today, and 10 to 11 a.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Preferred memorials are gifts to the church or cancer society.
Posted: November 30, 1990 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Sanford Sherman Geeting
Sanford Sherman Geeting, 89, died yesterday at home.
The Huntington County native retired in 1972 from Lincoln Manufacturing as a refrigeration worker. He was a member of Elmhurst Church of the Nazarene.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth; daughters, Mae Ewers of Huntertown, Elizabeth Becker of Tucson and Lois Patten of Fort Wayne; a sister, Ruth Kimmel of Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services are 2 p.m. tomorrow in the church, with burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Calling is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in Elzey & Haggard Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, and 1 to 2 p.m. tomorrow in the church.
Preferred memorials are gifts to church missions or Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice Foundation.
Posted: November 30, 1990 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Otto Roach
Otto Roach, 70, died Wednesday in Lutheran Hospital.
The Fort Wayne native was a veteran of World War II and former construction worker.
Surviving are his wife, Eileen L.; a daughter, Pamela Hammer of LaGrange; a son, Stephen O. of Fort Wayne; sisters, Irene Weaver of Menominee, Mich., and Margaret Shipman and Marjorie Mohler, both of Delta, Ohio; a brother, Charles of Kalispell, Mont.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services are 10:30 a.m. tomorrow in Mungovan & Sons Memorial Chapel, 2114 S. Calhoun St., and 11 a.m. in St. Henry's Catholic Church, with burial in Catholic Cemetery. Calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home, with recitation of the rosary at 7:30 p.m.
Preferred memorials are gifts to the church.
Posted: November 30, 1990 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Colette M. McGrath
Colette M. McGrath, 85, died yesterday in General Hospital, Akron, Ohio.
The Fort Wayne native was a member of St. Jude's Catholic Church and widow of George T., who died in October.
Surviving are daughters, Margaret Goodman of Leesburg, Va., and Sara Jane Carmona of Albion; a son, Timothy Flossmoor, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services are 10 a.m. Monday in the church, with burial in Catholic Cemetery. Calling is 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Mungovan & Sons Memorial Chapel, 2114 S. Calhoun St., and 9 to 10 a.m. Monday in the church. A vigil will be at 5 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are gifts to the Bishop's Appeal Fund.
Posted: November 30, 1990 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Ivah Lennington
Ivah Lennington, 92, died yesterday in Parkview Memorial Hospital. The Remington native was a retired Indianapolis printing firm supervisor and widow of Leonard, who died in 1985.
Surviving are cousins.
Services are 3 p.m. tomorrow in E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, New Haven, where calling is 2 to 3 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be Monday in Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis.
Preferred memorials are gifts to Holy Cross Lutheran Church.
Posted: November 30, 1990 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

DELORES ANKENBRUCK
56, of Fort Wayne died Monday at home.
The New Haven native worked at Essex Group in Columbia City for 4 1/2 years, and was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church, Fort Wayne Sewing Guild and the American Quilting Society.
Surviving are a daughter, Beth Boger of Fort Wayne; a brother, Stephen Bruder of New Haven; and a grandchild.
Services are 11 a.m. tomorrow in the church. Calling is 7 to 9 p.m. today in D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road, and 10 to 11 a.m. tomorrow in the church. A vigil is at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Preferred memorials are gifts to the Allen County Cancer Society, Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice Foundation or the church.
Posted: September 30, 1992 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

LULA "TOT" BROWN
69, of Fort Wayne - sons include Roosevelt Starks, MacArthur Starks and Willie Brown, all of Fort Wayne. The death notice appeared in yesterday's News- Sentinel.
Posted: September 30, 1992 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

RICHARD C. GALER
78, of Fort Wayne died yesterday in Medco Center.
The Edgerton, Ohio, native was the widower of Zelma, who died in 1987, and retired in 1979 as a conductor for Conrail.
Surviving are nieces and nephews.
Services are 11 a.m. (Ohio time) Friday in Krill Funeral Home, Edgerton, where calling is 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Preferred memorials are gifts to charity.
Posted: September 30, 1992 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

MARY L. HURSTON-HUDNALL
68, of Fort Wayne died Monday in Woodridge Health Care Center.
The Jonesboro, Ark., native was the widow of Lee, who died in 1982.
Surviving are daughters, Frances Gooden and Marilyn Marie Williams, both of Fort Wayne; a son, James Bennett of Dallas; a sister, Lena Tucker of Fort Wayne; a brother, Joseph Lyles of New Orleans; and five grandchildren.
Services were 11 a.m. Saturday in True Love Baptist Church, with burial in Covington Memorial Gardens. Calling is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Sanders Mortuary, 831 E. Jefferson Blvd.
Posted: September 30, 1992 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

E. VIRGINIA SCHMUTTE
85, of Fort Wayne died Monday in St. Joseph Medical Center.
The Columbus, Ind., native was a former secretary for S.F. Bowser Pump Co., and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, its rosary society and St. Joseph Medical Center auxiliary.
Surviving are her husband, Everett; a daughter, Betty L. Hoelle of Largo, Fla.; a son, Don E. of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren.
Services are 9:30 a.m. Friday in Mungovan & Sons Memorial Chapel, 2114 S. Calhoun St., and 10 a.m. in the church, with burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Calling is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow in the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are gifts to Masses.
Posted: September 30, 1992 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

OLIN J. FAVOURITE
84, of Pleasant Lake died Monday in Lakeland Nursing Center, Angola.
He was a farmer and widower of Glyda, who died last year.
Surviving are a daughter, Lou Ann Brooks of Pleasant Lake; a son, Max of Pleasant Lake; sisters, Blanche Erwin of Ashley, Flossie Wolfe and Cleo Wahlig, both of Leo, and Elnoir Place of Fort Wayne; a brother, Clarence of LeRoy, Ill.; and five grandchildren.
Services are 1 p.m. tomorrow in Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, where calling is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are gifts to Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Pleasant Lake.
Posted: September 30, 1992 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

MEREDITH M. GREIDER
88, of Cromwell died yesterday in Kosciusko County Community Hospital.
The Noble County native was a retired farmer.
Surviving are his wife, Loretta; sons, Ronald of Bradenton, Fla., and Bernard "Bud" and Wilfred "Bill," both of Cromwell; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday in Eastlund-Harris Funeral Home, Syracuse, where calling is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in North Webster Cemetery.
Posted: September 30, 1992 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

GEORGE "MAG" GROSS
79, of Bluffton died yesterday in Humana Hospital, Kissimmee, Fla.
He retired in 1976 from the NAPA store in Bluffton.
Surviving are his wife, Berneice; and daughters, Linda Roberts of Coldwater, Mich., and Becky Bock of Fort Wayne.
Services are pending in Thoma-Rich Funeral Home, Bluffton.
Posted: September 30, 1992 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

RAYMOND W. HARPEL
72, of Wawaka died Monday in Parkview Memorial Hospital.
The Fort Wayne native retired in 1985 as a design engineer for Wayne Novelty Inc. in Decatur.
Surviving are his wife, Betty R.; daughters, Carolyn S. Chester of Wolcottville, Luanne Criswell of Rome City and Beth Walter of Huntertown; a sister, Delores Trammel of Kendallville; brothers, Wayne of LaOtto and Jack; and 10 grandchildren.
Services are 10:30 a.m. tomorrow in St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City, with burial in Catholic Cemetery, Rome City. Calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in Hutchins Funeral Home, Wolcottville.
Preferred memorials are gifts to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Posted: September 30, 1992 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

JAMES H. HUSTON
64, of rural Bryan, Ohio, died yesterday in Community Hospital of Williams County, Bryan, Ohio.
The Montpelier, Ohio, native was a former draftsman for Challenge-Cook Bros. Surviving are his wife, Geraldine; a daughter, Julia A. Huffman of Fort Wayne; sons, James M. and Joel W., both of Bryan; sisters, Betty Westfall of Camden, Mich., and Eva Hand and Hazel Huston, both of Montpelier; a brother, Woodrow of Jonesville, Mich.; and seven grandchildren.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday (Ohio time) in St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bryan, with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Montpelier. Calling is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow in Greenisen & Tilton Funeral Home, Bryan, with a vigil at 7:30 p.m.
Preferred memorials are gifts to the American Lung Association of Northwestern Ohio or another charity.
Posted: September 30, 1992 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

VIOLET B. KLINEFELTER
86, of Etna Green died Monday at home.
The Leesburg native was the widow of Jacob, who died in 1972.
Surviving are a daughter, Alice Wallace of Bremen; sons, Rex D. Burnett of Etna Green and Lowell H. Klinefelter of Columbia City; a stepson, Jack Klinefelter of Winona Lake; 22 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday in Etna Green United Methodist Church, with burial in Etna Green Cemetery. Calling is 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow in Deaton Funeral Home, Bourbon.
Posted: September 30, 1992 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

DOROTHY A. LINK
96, of Defiance, Ohio, died Sunday in Defiance Hospital.
The Toledo, Ohio, native was the widow of Curtis C., who died in 1974.
Surviving are nieces and nephews.
Graveside services are 3 p.m. (Ohio time) Friday in Sherman Cemetery, Charloe, Ohio. There is no calling in Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, Ohio.
Posted: September 30, 1992 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

ROBERT NUGEN
68, of Auburn died Friday at home.
He was a roofing contractor for 35 years and a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Joan; daughters, Linda Gerig of Holland, Mich., Debbie Hughes of Leo and Ann Seiss of Auburn; a son, Rob of Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Alice Nugen of Fort Wayne; and eight grandchildren.
Services were Monday in McComb, Dilgard & Cline Funeral Home, Auburn, with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are gifts to the DeKalb County Hospice.
Posted: September 30, 1992 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

HERMAN E. PENCE
82, of Bluffton died yesterday in Caylor Nickel Medical Center.
He formerly worked at General Electric Co. and Franklin Electric.
Surviving are his wife, Allene; sons, Robert E., David A. and John F., all of Fort Wayne; a sister, Margaret Krummen of Marion; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday in Goodwin Memorial Chapel, Bluffton, where calling is 1 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are gifts to Gideons International.
Posted: September 30, 1992 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

MABEL RICE
84, of Topeka died Monday in McCray Memorial Hospital.
The Wellsboro native was the widow of Ivan, who died last year.
Surviving are daughters, Laura Kitt of Albion, Karen Sontag of Wawaka and Reva Lowrey of Sturgis, Mich.; a son, Robert of Wawaka; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Services are private. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Topeka. Arrangements are by Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier.
Posted: September 30, 1992 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

DALE M. SESLAR
69, of Bourbon died yesterday in Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth. The Uniondale native retired as a minister for the United Methodist Church in 1972. He was a veteran of World War II and owned Decorative Artistry-made Fine Copper & Brass Sculptures.
Surviving are his wife, Alice G.; daughters, Patricia George of Brandon, Fla., and Kathleen Jenkins of Lafayette; sons, Michael L. of Lafayette and Patrick G. of Sebring, Fla.; a sister, Betty Glenn of Fort Wayne; and seven grandchildren.
Services are noon Saturday in Deaton Funeral Home, Bourbon, where calling is 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Saturday in Eel River Cemetery near Churubusco.
Preferred memorials are gifts to the Marshall County Heart Association. HELEN MAY STEELE
72, of Winchester died Monday in University Park Nursing Center, Fort Wayne.
The St. Louis native was a service representative for GTE and widow of Thorald "Skinny," who died in 1986.
Surviving are daughters, Judith Cribbs of Newbury Park, Calif., and Jane A. Scott of Indianapolis; a son, James D. of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services are 10 a.m. tomorrow in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Winchester, with burial in Fountain Park Cemetery. Calling is 6 to 8 p.m. today in Thayer Funeral Home, Winchester, with a vigil at 7:30 p.m.
Preferred memorials are gifts to the church.
Posted: September 30, 1992 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

NORA WOLF
92, of Avilla died Monday in Shepherd of the Hill Nursing Home, Kendallville.
She was a retiree of Messenger Corp. in Auburn.
Surviving are nieces and nephews.
Services are 11 a.m. tomorrow in the chapel of the nursing home, with burial in Lutheran Cemetery, Avilla. Calling is 6 to 8 p.m. today in Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla, and 10 to 11 a.m. tomorrow in the chapel.
Preferred memorials are gifts to the nursing home's chapel fund or Immanuel Lutheran Church, Avilla.

NATHANIEL RUTLEDGE
73, of Mobile, Ala., died Saturday. Surviving are his wife, Lizzie; sisters, Bama Fowlkes, Zadie Johnson and Annie Robinson, all of Fort Wayne; and four brothers, including Melde and James, both of Fort Wayne. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday in Christian Burial Funeral Home, Mobile.
Posted: September 30, 1992 Fort Wayne News Sentinel


 
 

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