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PUBLISHED: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2000
HENRY W. BRANDT, 80, died Saturday at Regency Place of Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he retired in 1990 as an assistant manager of William C. Roney Co. in Fort Wayne. He had been executive manager of the Chamber of Commerce in Kankakee, Ill., and formerly was a staff executive at the Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce. He was a World War II Air Force veteran and retired from the Air Force Reserves as a major. He was past chairmen of the Allen County Extension Board. Surviving are his wife, Gertrude M.; a daughter, Barbara J. Waszak of Fort Wayne; a son, John H. of Fort Wayne; a brother, Carl H. of Fort Wayne; and two grandchildren. Services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 3425 Crescent Ave. Calling an hour before services. Calling also from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road. Entombment in Concordia Cemetery Gardens. Memorials to the church or Worship for Shut-Ins.
MARY ELIZABETH PRICE, 81, died Saturday at Parkview Hospital. Arrangements pending at Bateman Funeral Home, Brookhaven, Pa. Local arrangements by Covington Memorial Funeral Home, 8408 Covington Road.
EDITH A. RASSI, 84, died Saturday at Life Care Center of Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, she was a homemaker. Surviving are two sisters, Vera Hall of Fort Wayne and Hilda Johnson of Angola. Services at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Lindenwood Cemetery, 2324 W. Main St. No calling. Arrangements by C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, 1327 N. Wells St.
DAN "DANNY" SACKASH, 82, died Saturday at Covington Manor Nursing Home. Born in Detroit, he retired in 1983 as a foreman at Columbia Liquors. He was a World War II Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Sophia; a son, Dan G. of Waunakee, Wis.; a daughter, Lisa A. Overholt of Heartland, Wis.; a sister, Mary Brenz of Farmington Hills, Mich.; two brothers, George of West Covina, Calif., and Octavian of St. Clair, Mich.; and four grandchildren. Services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church, 3535 Crescent Ave. Calling an hour before services. Calling also from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Ave., with a trisagion service at 7:30 p.m. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery, with military rites by David Parrish Post 296. Memorials to the church or St. Mary's Romanian Orthodox Church.
M. VIRGINIA SMITH, 84, died Sunday at Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. Born in Fort Wayne, she co-owned and co-operated the Baker Boy Bake Shop, retiring in 1974 after 40 years. Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Alspaugh and Carole Beiswanger, both of Fort Wayne; two sons, Donald J. of Fort Wayne and Timothy C. of Garrett; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Her husband, Charles, died in 1974. Prayer services at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, 1515 Barthold St. Calling from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with a vigil service at 8:30 p.m. Burial in Catholic Cemetery. Memorials to the church school fund.
LOUISE THOMAS, 81, died Friday at Regency Place Nursing Home. Born in Marion, Ala., she was a homemaker. Surviving are four sons, Rufus Curry, Arthur James Thomas, Jerry Thomas and Cotis Thomas, all of Fort Wayne; five daughters, Doris Starks, Flossie Thomas Roy, Classia Jackson and Clara Thomas, all of Fort Wayne, and Annie Thomas of Washington, D.C.; three brother, Eddie Curry, Joe Curry and Office Curry, all of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Margaret Curry of Cleveland and Mary Sanders of Fort Wayne; 37 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Clemmie Thomas, and a daughter, Catherine Martin. Services at noon Wednesday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 2421 Hanna St. Calling an hour before services. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Carmichael Funeral Service, 831 E. Jefferson Blvd.
PEARLY MAE WOODS, 73, died Saturday at her daughter's home. A lifetime resident, she retired from Lutheran Children Care Services. Surviving are four daughters, Rolando Woodson, Wendy Woods and Bonita Butz all of Fort Wayne, and Jeanette Woods of Indianapolis; three sons, Lonnie and Robert, both of Fort Wayne, and Jay of Columbia, S.C.; two brothers, Harold and Albert Wallace, both of Detroit; a sister, Jean Willis of Detroit; 26 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Turner Chapel AME Church, 836 E. Jefferson Blvd. Calling from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Arrangements by Micheaux Funeral Home, 1338 Eliza St.
D. DUWAYNE HAYNES, 78, died Saturday. Born in DeKalb County, he was an inspector at Dana Corp., Auburn, retiring in 1985 after 44 years. He was a World War II Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty. Surviving are a son, David of Whitefish Bay, Wis.; a daughter, Elizabeth Diane Sayles of Corunna; two sisters, Wilma Hefty and Martorie Zeisloft, both of Auburn; and four grandchildren. Services at 2 p.m. Thursday at Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Calling from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn. Memorials to American Cancer Society or Corunna United Brethren Church.
GLADYS DOROTHY MICHAEL, 90, died Sunday at Laurels Health Care Center in Butler. Born in Muncie, she was an office worker at the Heimach Center, Auburn, retiring in 1994 after 12 years. Her husband, Lewis W., died in 1963. Surviving are three sons, Wayne and Alan, both of Auburn, and David of Hicksville, Ohio; a daughter, Sue Ann Sells of Fort Wayne; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Auburn United Methodist Church. Calling an hour before services. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn. Memorials to the church or Heimach Center.
HOWARD E. "HOBBY" HABEGGER, 84, died Saturday at Adams County Memorial Hospital in Decatur. Born in Adams County and formerly of Monroe, he was the former owner of Monroe Grain and Supply. He also owned Hobby's Rat Bait for 15 years. He was past president, secretary, former zone chairman and past deputy district governor of the Monroe Lions Club. Surviving are his wife, Frema B.; a son, Kenneth L. of Naperville, Ill.; two sisters, Elsie Affolder and Edith Miller, both of Berne; and three grandchildren. Services at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Monroe United Methodist Church, with calling an hour before services. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Swiss Village Auditorium, Berne. Burial in Backesto/Springhill Cemetery, Monroe. Memorials to the church or Monroe Lions Club. Arrangements by Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.
ALTA MARIE BURRELL, 83, died Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Hamilton, she was a homemaker. Her husband, Maynard R., died in 1991. Surviving are a daughter, Mariannette Harter of Angola; three sons, Martell of Alderson, W.Va., Marvin of Coldwater, Mich., and Howard of Fremont; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont. Calling from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial in South Scott Cemetery, Angola. Memorials to American Heart Association in care of Darla Sattison, Memorial Chair, 5200 S 225 W, Pleasant Lake, IN 46779 or donor's choice.
SUZANNE C. KLEBE, 61, died Saturday in Sebring, Fla. Born in Chicago, she was a homemaker. Surviving are her husband, Richard A.; two sons, Mike of Fremont and Jeff of Angola; a brother, John Caris of San Francisco; and four grandchildren. No services or calling. Memorials to donor's choice. Arrangements by Weicht Funeral Home, Angola.
BEULAH M. MOSER, 89, died Sunday at Kingston of Ligonier. Born in Ligonier, she was a homemaker. Her husband, Charles E., died in 1999. Surviving are four sons, Eugene "Bud" and Jack V., both of Ligonier, Robert D. of Millersburg and Larry E. of Tucson, Ariz.; two daughters, Ellen Rose Cobbum of Orlando, Fla., and Sandra K. Conner of Venice, Fla.; two sisters, Dorothy Bobeck of Goshen and Norma Waters of Sebring, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services at 10 a.m. Thursday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Calling from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial in Oak Park Cemetery, Ligonier. Memorials to Burr Oak Church.
IVA O. SCOTT, 82, died Saturday at Miller's Merry Manor in Syracuse. Born in Milford, she retired in 1981 from Johnson Controls. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Eldon Hartter, in 1948 and her second husband, Russell Scott, in 1963. Surviving are a daughter, Jennie Blodgett of Milford; a stepson, Sherman Scott of Milford; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Eastlund Funeral Home, Mishler Chapel, Milford. Calling from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial in Milford Cemetery. Memorials to Milford EMS.
HELEN L. BALL, 90, died Saturday at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. A lifetime resident, she retired in 1953 as a first-grade teacher in the Monroeville schools. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ray Miller, in 1927 and her second husband, Charles K. Ball, in 1981. Surviving is a sister, Mary M. Freimuth of Fort Wayne. Services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Monroeville United Methodist Church. Calling an hour before services. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Jacobs Chapel, Monroeville. Burial in Monroeville Cemetery. Memorials to the church or Monroeville EMS.
JOE C. METZGER, 81, died Saturday at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash. Born in Kosciusko County and formerly of South Whitley, he retired from the Farmer's Elevator as a manager after 20 years. He also was a vocational agriculture instructor at Churubusco High School for three years and at South Whitley High School for 15 years. He was former president of Indiana Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association, former president of Indiana Grain and Feed Dealers, former president of the Indiana Duroc Association and former president of the National Duroc Association. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; a daughter, Peggy Jo Brubaker of Kokomo; a son, Bill of Monticello; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a sister, Eileen Little of North Manchester. Services at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Smith and Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley. Calling from 2 to 8 p.m. today. Burial in South Whitley Cemetery. Memorials to Peabody Health Care.
LOREN E. LONGENBAUGH, 81, died Sunday at Miller's Merry Manor, Syracuse. Born in Maysville, Ill., he was a high school and middle school teacher in Syracuse schools for 47 years. Surviving are his wife, Luella M.; a daughter, Lu Ann Berry of Beavercreek, Ohio; a son, John of Syracuse; a sister, Esther Lozier of Decatur, Mich.; three brothers, Glenn and Floyd, both of Warsaw, and William of Winchester; and four grandchildren. Services at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Eastlund Funeral Home, Harris Chapel, Syracuse. Calling from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
WILMA AMY ROBERTS, 96, died Saturday at Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake. Born in Marshall County, she was a homemaker. Her husband, Harold E., died in 1983. Surviving are two daughters, Phillis Zolman of Mentone and Donna Shear of Warsaw; three sons, Rex of Savannah, Tenn., Dale of Monroe and Norman of Warsaw; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by a son. Services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw. Calling from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
THELMA L. JACKS, 81, of Nokomis, Fla., died Sunday at Intermediate Health Services in Sarasota, Fla. Born in Van Wert County and formerly of Van Wert, she worked in the receiving and sales departments at Aeroquip Corp., Van Wert, retiring in 1980 after 27 years. She was past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star and served as a Mother Adviser and Goodwill Ambassador for the State of Ohio. Her husband, Floyd K., died in 1996. Surviving are two daughters, Helen Huston and Mary Kay Purmort, both of Van Wert; four sisters, Lois Adams of Greenville, Maxine Rain of St. Mary's, Norma Jean Stienecker of Montezuma and Billie Wickham of South Point; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. Services at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert. Calling 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial in Ridge Cemetery, Middle Point. Memorials to American Heart Association.