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OBITUARIES - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2000
MARCELLA AGUILAR, 79, of Anchorage, Alaska, died May 27 at home. She was born in Fort Wayne. Surviving are a daughter, Joann Wisemone of Anchorage; two sons, Norman and Leland Smith of Phoenix; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joann Payton of Garrett and Norma June Campbell of Fort Wayne; a brother, Bob Walker of Hudson. Arrangements by Alaska Cremation Center, Anchorage. Burial in Anchorage.
NANCY JOAN CARBAUGH, 67, died Monday at home. Born in South Bend, she was a homemaker. She was the past secretary for the Fort Wayne Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Surviving are her husband, James R.; two sons, Richard R. of Yoder and James N. of Markle; two daughters, Charlene Townsend of Fort Wayne and Kay Hoffman of Yoder; a brother, Robert McNabb of Huntington; three sisters, Mary Lou Keele of South Whitley, Karen Giant of Fort Wayne and Sandra Black of Huntington; and eight grandchildren. Services at 10 a.m. Friday at Elzey & Haggard Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road. Calling from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial in Nine Mile Cemetery, Allen County. Memorials to Heartland Home & Hospice or Nine Mile United Methodist Church.
JAMES C. GILBERT, 64, died Monday at St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Middlesboro, Ky., he was a machinist for Fort Wayne Pool Inc. Surviving are his wife, Helen; two daughters, Denise Bloomfield of Angola and Dawn Bouthot of Fort Wayne; a son, Daniel J. of Angola; two sisters, Elizabeth Hembree and Judy Rayl, both of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Ernie and Jerry, both of Fort Wayne; and seven grandchildren. Services at 8 p.m. Thursday at C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, 1327 N. Wells St. Calling two hours before services. Memorials to family.
GEORGE J. GRIMM, 66, of Fort Myers, Fla., died Monday. He was born in Flushing, N.Y., and formerly of Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Ricki; two sons, George and Tom; three daughters, Deirdre Mattheiss, Dawn Grimm, Sally Ann Karns and Alicia Stone; his mother, Frances; a brother, Dennis; a sister, Rita Infantalino; and 17 grandchildren. Services at 10 a.m. Thursday at Lee Memorial Park, Lehigh Acres, Fla. Calling from 5 to 7 p.m. today. Memorials in lieu of flowers to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.
LAWRENCE "BILL" HEGE, 74, died Sunday at home. Born in Fort Wayne, he was a machinist at Dana Corp. for 36 years. He was a World War II Air Force veteran. Surviving are his wife, Margie; a son, Ted of Syracuse; three daughters, Barbara May of Terre Haute, Beverly Speer of Isle of Palms, S.C., and Linda Reidenbach of Lake James; 10 grandchildren; a brother, Wayne of Fort Wayne; and a sister, Doris Emenhiser of Monroeville. Services at 11 a.m. today at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home Winchester Road Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials to Faith Lutheran Church or Heartland Hospice.
SISTER MARY AGATHO HOFER, 85, of Plymouth, died Tuesday at Catherine Kasper Home. Born in Fort Wayne, she was a registered nurse. Surviving are two sisters, Helen Andrews of Fort Wayne and Mary Quackenbush of Yoder; and two brothers, Joseph F. and John L. Hofer, both of Fort Wayne. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Thursday at Catherine Kasper Home. Calling from 4:30 to 9 p.m. today. Burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Donaldson. Arrangements by Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth.
ROSALYN MARIE HULL, 38, died Saturday at home. Born in Muncie, she was a site director of the Kidz Club at Faith United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne. Surviving are her mother and stepfather, Martha and the Rev. Jack Scott of Fort Wayne; her father and stepmother, James and Brenda Hull of Muncie; two brothers, Jeoffrey of Atlanta and Bruce of North Carolina; a stepbrother, Ricky Perry of Anderson; and three sisters, Myra Teague of Muncie, Valerie Fulford of San Antonio and Peggy L. Hull of North Carolina. Services at 1 p.m. Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Muncie. Calling from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Private burial. Arrangements by Carmichael Funeral Service, 831 E. Jefferson Blvd.
LOUIE IEHL died Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital. A lifelong resident, he retired in 1972 as an accountant for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a World War II Army veteran. His first wife, Margaret J. "Peggy," died in 1992. Surviving are his wife, Nancy P.; a daughter, Susan J. Durkin of Indianapolis; two sons, Nick and Tom, both of Fort Wayne; a stepdaughter, Ann Fumarolo of Fort Wayne; a stepson, Denny Schmieman of Fort Wayne; and three grandchildren. Prayer service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mungovan & Sons Memorial Chapel, 2114 S. Calhoun St. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 430 E. Jefferson Blvd. Calling from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Rosary service at 7:30 p.m. Burial in Catholic Cemetery. Memorials to St. Mary's Soup Kitchen or to Science Central.
WILSON GARDNER MARRS JR., 58, died June 14 at home. He was born in Torrance, Calif. Surviving are a brother; six children, Donna Marrs of Las Vegas, Cathy Marrs, Tina Wilkes of Spencerville, Ashley Marrs of Fort Wayne, Kathy Wilkes of Niles, Mich., and Guy Coleman of Wabash; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. No services or calling. Arrangements by C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, 1327 N. Wells St.
DAVID "PEE WEE" UNDERWOOD SR., 70, died Monday at home. Born in Marion, Ala., he retired from Slater Steels Co. after 37 years. He was a Vietnam War Army veteran. Surviving are a daughter, Sonya Y. of Atlanta; five sons, David Jr., Fredrick and Lawrence, all of Fort Wayne, and Darvin and Travis, both of Atlanta; a stepdaughter, Janet Moore of Fort Wayne; four sisters, Louise Sanders of Fort Wayne, Rosetta Martin of Detroit, Rosie Bell of Gaston, Ala., and Mary Underwood of Canton, Ohio; a brother, Joe Louis of Cincinnati; and three grandchildren. Services at 11 a.m. Friday at Christ United Methodist Church, 1101 McKinnie Ave. Calling an hour before services. Burial at Highland Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Micheaux Funeral Home, 1338 Eliza St.
ANN M. FREDRICK, 68, died Monday at DeKalb Memorial Hospital, Auburn. She was a machine operator at Rieke Corp., Auburn, for 32 years. Her husband, Lynn D., died in 1996. Surviving are two sons, Curtis and Lanny, both of Auburn; a daughter, Liane Willoughby of Pleasant Lake; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services at 10:30 a.m. Friday at McComb, Dilgard & Cline Funeral Home, Auburn, with calling before services. Calling also from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn. Memorials to DeKalb County Cancer Society or the family.
DONALD D. KENNEDY, 90, died Monday at DeKalb Memorial Hospital, Auburn. Born in Lakeview, Ohio, he retired in 1974 from the maintenance department at Phelps Dodge Rod and Wire Division after 27 years. His wife, Velma E., died in 1991. Surviving five sons, Raymond and Paul, both of Auburn, and Russell, Edward and Dale, all of Garrett; two daughters, Marilyn Battenberg of Fort Wayne and Jane Campbell of Albion; a brother, William of Waterloo; a sister, Dorothy Hilkey of Auburn; 22 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Royer and a son, Eugene. Services at 10 a.m. Thursday at Thomas Funeral Home, Garrett. Calling from 2 to 8 p.m. today. Burial in Cedar Creek Cemetery, Garrett. Memorials to Garrett Presbyterian Church.
JOHN D. MEANS, 75, died Tuesday at Betz Nursing Home, Auburn. Born in Fort Wayne, he retired in 1988 as a tool and die maker at Kitchen Quip of Waterloo after 17 years. He also owned and operated the Auburn Neon Sign Co. and was a professional glass blower for more than 50 years. Surviving are a son, Roger of Auburn; three daughters, Marlene Williams, Dian Balzer and Cindy Means, all of Auburn; a sister, Margaret Koehl of Auburn; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services at 11 a.m. Friday at Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Calling from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn.
ORA E. McFARLIN, 80, died Tuesday at her daughter's home in Auburn. Born in LaOtto, she was a dietary aid. Her first husband, Pete Spitler, died in 1961. Surviving are her husband, David of Kendallville; two sons, Bruce Spitler of Hudson and Joe Spitler of Bradenton Fla.; four daughters, Carol Ankney of Fort Myers, Fla., Linda Sparkman of Garrett, and Beverly Boyd and Kathy Lewellyn, both of Auburn; a sister, Dorothy Loft of Tipton; four half-brothers; one half-sister; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. No services or calling. Burial at a later date in Cedar Chapel Cemetery, Garrett. Arrangements by Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo.
RAYMOND CARL KISER, 61, died Monday at his home. Born in Huntington, he was a maintenance mechanic for Corning, Bluffton, for 19 years. He also worked at Essex wire for 10 years and Zollner for six years. He was a National Guard veteran. Surviving are his wife, Martha "Marty;" two sons, Jeffrey of Bluffton and Timothy of Ossian; two stepsons, Jeffery and James Richardson, both of Bluffton; a stepdaughter, Jodi Boyle of Bluffton; and 12 grandchildren. Services at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Goodwin Memorial Chapel, Bluffton. Calling from 2 to 8 p.m. today. Burial at a later date. Memorials to Moose Heart or the Wells County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
ROBERT MICHAEL SAILSBERY, 22, died Monday in a motorcycle accident in Bluffton. Born in Bedford, he was a senior at Ball State University. Surviving are his parents, Michael R. and Sandra of Bluffton; his grandparents, Roy and Eloise Sailsbery of Sun City West, Ariz., and Gerald and Lucille Conley of North Chili, N.Y.; a great-grandmother, Mary Sanders of North Chili, N.Y.; and two sisters, Kristen Sundin of Boise, Idaho, and Michaele Sheltz of Bluffton. Services at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hope Missionary Church, Bluffton, with calling an hour before services at the church. Calling also from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home, Bluffton. Burial in Elm Grove Cemetery, Bluffton. Memorials to Wells County Foundation or Robert Sailsbery Scholarship Fund.
CHARLES R. TUTTLE, 77, died Monday at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Blackford County, he retired in 1982 from Corning Glass Works after 20 years. He also worked at Steury Bottle & TV Repair Shop. He was a World War II Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; four sons, Andy L. of Zanesville, and Robert K., Kerry A. and Rex E., all of Bluffton; a sister, Crystal Masteson of Bluffton; and six grandchildren. Services at 2 p.m. Thursday at Goodwin Memorial Chapel, Bluffton, with calling two hours before services. Calling also from 1 to 9 p.m. today. Burial in Six Mile Cemetery, Bluffton. Memorials to donor's choice.
IRENE M. FOGLE, 83, died Monday at her daughter's home in Geneva. Born in Jay County, she retired in 1980 from Franklin Electric Co., Bluffton. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold Moser in 1954. Her second husband, Erman, died this year. Surviving are five sons, Jack, Max, Kenneth and Duane Moser, all of Bryant, and Cliff Moser of Chesapeake, Va.; two daughters, Betty Brumbaugh of Portland and Barbara Booth of Geneva; two brothers, Lawrence and Francis Franks, both of Portland; two stepdaughters, Wanda Eichorn of Fort Wayne and Nancy Chaffins of Geneva; 16 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Services at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Baird-Freeman Funeral Home, Portland. Calling from 3 to 8 p.m. today. Burial in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Bryant. Memorials to Union Chapel Church Building Fund or donor's choice.
JACK M. POTTS, 71, died Tuesday at his home. Born in Fort Wayne, he was a retired carpenter at Local 232. He was a Korean War Army veteran. His wife, Donna Lee, died in 1995. Surviving are a son, Jack E. of Kansas City, Mo.; two daughters, Kim Sheets of Angola and Patricia Cripps of Fairfield, Calif.; two brothers, Walter of Hudson and Peter of Corunna; two sisters, Jean DeLong of Paulding, Ohio, and May Fuhrur of Pine River, Minn.,; and eight grandchildren. Memorial service at 1 p.m. Friday at Weicht Funeral Home, Angola. No calling. Memorials to Shriner's Children's Hospital.
HARRY W. COONS, 73, of Marion, died Monday at his home. Born in Hartford City, he retired from the Marion Police Department after 20 years. He also worked as an assistant manager at the Marion Municipal Airport and a dispatcher at the Grant County Sheriff's Department. He was a driver for Carey Industries and a funeral director and embalmer at several area funeral homes. He was a World War II Army veteran. His wife, Eleanor "Nell," died in 1994. Surviving are two daughters, Judy Miller of Fort Wayne and Melissa Foustnight of Marion; a brother, Francis of Hartford City; and four grandchildren. Services at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Catholic Church, Marion. Calling from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Raven Funeral Home, Marion. Burial in Estates of Serenity, Marion.
ROBERT "BOB" RICHARD SCOTT, 79, died Tuesday at Miller's Merry Manor Nursing Home, Hartford City. Born in Hartford City, he retired in 1972 from St. Joe Container Co., now called Box USA in Hartford City, after 31 years. His wife, Virginia E., died in 1995. Surviving are a son, Brian J. of Muncie; a daughter, Lisa A. Pierce of Eaton; and five grandchildren. Services at 2 p.m. Friday at Keplinger Funeral Home, Hartford City, with calling two hours before services. Calling also from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial in Hartford City Cemetery. Memorials to American Diabetes Association, 7363 E. 21st., Indianapolis, IN 46219.
TOM HAMMONDS, 45, died Friday at his home. Born in Floyd County, Ky., he worked for Wabash Alloys. He was an Army veteran. His wife, Luanne L., died this year. Surviving are a son, Charles B. of Escondido, Calif.; a stepson, Derrick Moore of Wabash; a daughter, Jennifer A. of Auburn, Ala.; a grandchild; two sisters, Cathy Goble of Ivel, Ky., and Elizabeth Isaac of Prestonsburg, Ky.; and two half-sisters, Emogene Branhan of Prestonsburg and Joan Hatfield of Ulysses, Ky. Services at 10 a.m. today at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Burial in Hammonds Family Cemetery, WaterGap, Prestonsburg. Local arrangements by McDonald Funeral Home, Eddingfield Chapel, Wabash.
BETTY JOAN OYLER, 73, died Monday at her home. Born in Gary, she worked in the dietary department at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash. Her husband, Wilbur, died in 1968. Surviving are two sons, Ronnie Wilbur of Wabash and Rick J. of Fort Wayne; a grandchild; and a step-grandchild. Services at 2 p.m. Thursday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main Street Chapel, Wabash. Calling from 4 to 8 p.m. today. Burial in Missisinewa Cemetery, Somerset. Memorials to Wabash County Cancer Society, the Oncology Department at Wabash County Hospital or Wabash-Miami Home Health Care and Hospice.
PAULETTA "P.J." HAYNES, 45, died Monday at her home. Born in Kendallville, she was a homemaker. Surviving are her mother, Pauline Smith of Auburn; her husband, Thomas I. Jr.; two daughters, Tracey Caldwell of Garrett and Melissa Miller of Rainbow, Texas; a brother, David Smith of Stroh; two sisters, Pamela Yoquelet of Ashley and Peggy Yoder of Auburn; and four grandchildren. Services at 11 a.m. Thursday at Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Calling from 2 to 8 p.m. today. Burial in Eddy Cemetery, Hamilton. Memorials to Lutheran School Fund of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Kendallville or Eastside Community Foundation.
EMMA SCHMUCKER, 61, died Tuesday at her home. Born in New Haven, she was a homemaker. Surviving are her husband, Jacob; three brothers, David Schwartz of South Whitley and Samuel and John Schwartz, both of New Haven; and a sister, Susan Eicher of Quincy, Mich. Services at 9 a.m. Friday at the Schmucker residence, 22130 Route 1 Notestine Road, Woodburn. Calling from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Thursday. Burial in Amish Cemetery. Arrangements by Hockemeyer Funeral Home, Harlan.
ROY BENSCHNEIDER, 81, died Tuesday at Vancrest Health Care Center, Van Wert. Born in Payne, he was a retired farmer and a former Harrison Township trustee for four terms. He was a World War II Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Fern; a son, Gary of Payne; a daughter, Linda Hoghe of Antwerp; a sister, Norma Parsons of Woodburn, Ind.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services at 11 a.m. EDT (10 a.m. Fort Wayne time) Friday at St. James Lutheran Church, Payne. Calling after 4 p.m. EDT Thursday at Slade Funeral Home, Payne. Burial in Wiltsie Cemetery, Payne. Memorials to the church.
RALPH W. COTTERMAN JR., 34, died Saturday at the Medical College of Ohio, Toledo. Born in Paulding County, he worked at Northwest Ohio Developmental Center, Toledo. Surviving are his mother, Addie L. of Van Wert; and a sister, Nancy Partin of Van Wert. Services at 2 p.m. EDT (1 p.m. Fort Wayne time) Thursday at DenHerder Funeral Home, Paulding. Calling an hour before services. Burial in Rochester Cemetery, Cecil. Memorials to the family.