Allen County, Indiana
Miscellaneous Obituaries


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Ruth V. Milledge
Ruth V. Milledge, 74, died Sunday at Brighton Hall in New Haven. 
She lived in Fort Wayne all her life and was a member of the Maumee Valley CB Club. 
Surviving are her husband, Marlon M., and a sister, Pauline Fox of Fort Wayne. 
Calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., where services are 10 a.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Cedar Creek Cemetery in DeKalb County. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis or the Allen County Cancer Society. 
Posted: February 5, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Henry Oliver
Henry Oliver, 36, died Saturday at Cheraw, S.C. 
Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Virginia and Billy Williams of Fort Wayne; brothers, Charles Oliver of South Carolina and Calvin Oliver of the U.S. Air Force; two sisters, Virgie Williams of Fort Wayne and Debra Patterson of Cheraw, S.C.; and a grandmother, Pearl Oliver of Cheraw, S.C. 
Arrangements are pending at Joe Morris Funeral Home in Cheraw, S.C. Burial will be in South Carolina.
Posted: February 5, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Xavier L. Porter
Xavier L. Porter, 3 1/2, died Saturday at Lutheran Hospital. 
He was born in Fort Wayne. 
Surviving are his mother, Janeer; father, Lamar Prosser of Flint, Mich.; a sister, Ashley J. of Fort Wayne; a brother, Allen A. Reed of Fort Wayne; and grandparents Carrie Porter and Leon and Eunice Burnett, all of Fort Wayne, and Bill Easterly of Memphis, Tenn. 
Calling at Sanders Mortuary, 831 E. Jefferson Blvd., is an hour before 11 a.m. Wednesday services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lindenwood Cemetery.
Posted: February 5, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Kathern E. Powell
Kathern E. Powell, 84, died Friday at home. 
The Tilden, Neb., native had lived in Fort Wayne since 1944. She retired in 1990 after 40 years with King's A & I Luggage & Leather Goods. Her husband, Howard, died in 1986. 
Surviving are a daughter, Patricia K. Elliott of Fort Wayne; a sister, Blanche Kopel of Largo, Fla.; a brother, Donald Deckert of Weslaco, Texas; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 
Calling is from noon until 2 p.m. services at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Ave. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to Turnstone Center for Disabled Children and Adults.
Posted: February 5, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Eugene L. "Tarz" Rennecker
Eugene L. "Tarz" Rennecker, 63, died yesterday at home. 
He lived in Washington Township, Allen County all his life. He worked at Memorial Coliseum for 30 years until his retirement in 1989. He was a farmer and a World War II Army veteran. 
Surviving are his wife, Delores "Dee"; daughters, Joan Tweedy of Sussex, Wis., Barbara Berndt and Karen Kozerski, both of Fort Wayne, and Deborah Gibson of Woodburn; sons, Jim of Columbia City and Mike, Joe and Dave, all of Fort Wayne; and 17 grandchildren. 
Calling is 2 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco. A rosary service at the funeral home is 8 p.m. tomorrow. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Churubusco. Burial will be in Eel River Cemetery, with full military rites provided by Avilla American Legion Post No. 240. 
Preferred memorials are Masses.
Posted: February 5, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

William J. Rupp
William J. Rupp, 63, died yesterday at his home. 
The Fulton County, Ohio, native had lived in Leo for five years. He was a purchaser for Murray Equipment Inc. in Fort Wayne. 
Surviving are his wife, Betty; two sons, Kevin of Columbia City and Jeffery of Indiana; a daughter, Denise Leu of West Unity, Ohio; a brother, Ervin of Archbold, Ohio; a sister, Fern Lauber of Archbold; and three grandchildren. 
Calling is after 6:30 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. tomorrow at Hollingshead Funeral Home in West Unity, Ohio. Services are 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Evangelical Mennonite Church in West Unity, Ohio. Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery in Fulton County. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to the Allen County Cancer Society.
Posted: February 5, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Minnie Bridges
Minnie Bridges, 82, died yesterday at St. Joseph Medical Center. 
She was born in Marion, Ala. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Jerry, preceded her in death. 
Surviving are daughters, Lucille Patterson and Evedee, both of Fort Wayne; a stepdaughter, the Rev. Perlie Mae Tubb of Long Island, N.Y.; sons, the Rev. Jerry Lee Oakes, Earl and Willie James, all of Muskegon, Mich., and William, Clarence and John Arthur, all of Fort Wayne; a sister, Della Bowling of Birmingham, Ala.; 57 grandchildren; and 87 great-grandchildren. 
Calling is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Sanders Mortuary, 831 E. Jefferson Blvd. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1331 Gay St. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery.
Posted: February 5, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Edgar C. Davis
Edgar C. Davis, 74, died Sunday at Miller's Merry Manor. 
The Albany, Ky., native had lived in Fort Wayne most of his life. He was a machinist for General Electric here for 38 years, retiring in 1979. He was a World War II Army veteran. 
Surviving are his wife, IvaRee; sons, Steven E. of Garrett, Thomas E. of Livermore, Calif., and James A. of Fort Wayne; daughters, Jane E. Yoh of Leo and Carol J. Pion, Rebecca Fedorcak and Leanne R. Donaldson, all of Fort Wayne; a sister, Edna L. Stover of Waverly, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 
Calling is 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road. Visitors also may call an hour before 11 a.m. services tomorrow at Trinity Nazarene Church, 4510 Stellhorn Road. Burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens.
Posted: February 5, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Robert H. Witchey
Robert H. Witchey, 61, died yesterday at Byron Health Center. 
The Altoona, Pa., native had lived in Fort Wayne 30 years. He was a former Slater Steels worker and an Army veteran who fought in the Korean War. He was a past worshipful master of Wayne Lodge No. 25, F. & A.M. 
Surviving are daughters Patricia Becker and Sondra Witchey, both of Fort Wayne; sons Glen and Alan, both of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Thompson of Los Angeles, Calif. 
Calling is 5 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, 1327 Wells St. There are no services. Burial will be in Osceola Mills, Pa.
Posted: February 5, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Johnie Mae Beachmen
Johnie Mae Beachmen, 92, died Saturday at La Verne, Calif. 
The Kosciusko, Miss., native came to Fort Wayne in 1943 and moved to La Verne 18 years ago. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Leonard Sr., preceded her in death. 
Surviving are a daughter, Erdie Mae Hawkins of La Verne; a son, Leonard Jr. of Fort Wayne; 29 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; and 23 great- great-grandchildren. 
Calling is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 2421 S. Hanna St., where services are 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Lindenwood Cemetery. 
Arrangements are by Micheaux Funeral Home.
Posted: February 6, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Charles A. "Pete" Peterson
Charles A. "Pete" Peterson, 70, died yesterday at Parkview Memorial Hospital. 
He had lived in Fort Wayne all his life. He retired in 1980 after 33 years as a route salesman for Borden Co. He was a World War II Army veteran. He also was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church and American Legion Post No. 47. 
Surviving are his wife, Ann; sons Marvin Allan, David Keith and Douglas Michael, all of Fort Wayne; daughters Bonnie Jean Scherer and Susan Ann Sorrell, both of Fort Wayne, and Lora Lynn Sales of Monticello; a sister, Flora Werner of Fort Wayne; and 14 grandchildren. 
Calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., where services are 11 a.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to Worship for Shut-Ins, in care of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. 
Posted: February 6, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

William E. Brenton
William E. Brenton, 64, died yesterday at Lutheran Hospital. 
The Terre Haute native was a former employee of Fruehauf Corp. and World War II Army veteran. 
Michael of New Haven; daughter Penny Altevogt of Fort Wayne; brothers Dave, Don and Chuck, all of Terre Haute; sisters Marie and Mabel, both of Terre Haute; and seven grandchildren. 
Calling begins an hour before 2 p.m. services tomorrow at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes, Winchester Road Chapel. Burial will be in Lindenwood Cemetery. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to the family.
Posted: February 6, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

William K. Kaylor
William K. Kaylor, 79, died Monday at University Park Nursing Center. 
The Fort Wayne native retired from Ruckman and Henson Inc. in 1973 after 23 years. He was a member of Most Precious Blood Catholic Church. 
Surviving are his wife, Virginia; daughters Patricia L. Butner of Torrance, Calif. and Victoria L. Pretzer of Kalamazoo, Mich.; a sister, Jo Ann Ruckman of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 
Calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, 1327 Wells St., where services are 9:40 a.m. tomorrow. Services at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church are 10 a.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Foundation.
Posted: February 6, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Charles McClure Sr.
Charles McClure Sr., 77, died yesterday at St. Joseph Medical Center. 
The New Haven native had lived in Lafayette Township for 35 years. He retired in 1975 after 28 years as a machinist at General Electric. He was a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Lodge 70. 
Surviving are sons Charles C. Jr. of Huntington, Jerry K. of Spencerville, Steven L. and Timothy W., both of Roanoke, and Richard L. of Keystone; daughter Rebecca S. Baker of Fort Wayne; brothers Thomas of Columbia City and Harry of Cheyenne, Wyo.; sisters Beulah Ringwalt of Hudson and Mildred Grim of Fort Wayne; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 
Calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, 1327 Wells St., and an hour before 11 a.m. services Friday at Christ United Methodist Church in Roanoke. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Roanoke. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to the church or the American Lung Association.
Posted: February 6, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Rue I. Sutter
Rue I. Sutter, 89, died yesterday at Lawton Nursing Home. 
The Markle native had lived in the area most of her life. Her husband, Pearl, died in 1978. She was a member of Eastwood Chapel. 
Surviving are a son, Franklin D. of Fort Wayne, and two grandchildren. 
Calling is 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., where services are 10 a.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to the chapel.
Posted: February 6, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Fransioli M. Page
Fransioli M. Page, 90, died Monday at Lutheran Hospital. 
The Liberty native had lived in Fort Wayne three years. She was a secretary for Family and Children's Center in Mishawaka and for Page Cartage in South Bend. 
Surviving are five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 
Calling is 7 to 9 p.m. today at Paul E. Mayhew Funeral Home in Edwardsburg, Mich., where services are 11 a.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, South Bend.
Posted: February 6, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Ruth E. Reinhard
Ruth E. Reinhard, formerly of Bronxville, N.Y., died yesterday. 
The Norwich, Conn., native had lived in Fort Wayne since 1973. Her husband, L. Andrew, founder of the architectural firm of Reinhard & Hofmeister, preceded her in death. 
Surviving are daughters Ruth R. Stewart of Sea Island, Ga. and Jean R. Hampton of Coronado, Calif.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private memorial services will be Saturday in New York. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to Towne House Retirement in Fort Wayne or the Reformed Church in Bronxville. Preferred memorials are gifts to the family.
Posted: February 6, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Blanche L. Sheets
Blanche L. Sheets, 82, of Harlan died yesterday at home. 
The Adams County native had lived in Allen County for the past 52 years. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Frank, died in 1990. 
Surviving are a daughter, Sharon McDougall of Harlan; two sisters, Ina Vice of Bluffton and Catherine Patterson of Fort Wayne; and a grandson. 
Calling is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hockenmeyer Funeral Home in Harlan, where services are 11 a.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Harlan Memorial Cemetery. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to the family.
Posted: February 6, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

John Sutherland
John Sutherland, 22, died yesterday morning of Hodgkin's disease at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. 
Born in Germany, he had lived in Fort Wayne most of his life. He was a former employee of Lincoln Felter Racing in Decatur. 
Surviving are his parents, John E. and Dina of Fort Wayne; brothers Glen E. and Timothy, both of Fort Wayne; grandparents Donald and Dorothy Ormiston of Fort Wayne and Ernest and Leveta Sutherland of Hobart. 
Calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Elzey & Haggard Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, where services are 10 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in Prairie Grove Cemetery.
Posted: February 6, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Thelma R. Watkins
Thelma R. Watkins, 80, died yesterday at Woodview Health Care Center. 
The Payne, Ohio, native had lived in Fort Wayne most of her life. She was the retired treasurer and manager of the Essex Federal Credit Union. Her husband, William, died in 1984. 
She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and the West Central Neighborhood Association. 
Surviving is a sister-in-law, Myrtle Bachellor of Vallejo, Calif. Calling begins an hour before 7:30 p.m. services tomorrow at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Winchester Road Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road. Burial is 9:30 a.m. Friday in Lehman Cemetery in Payne. 
Posted: February 6, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Elizabeth Rose Campbell
Elizabeth Rose Campbell, 82, died Friday at Heritage Manor North. 
The Cecil, Ohio, native had lived in Fort Wayne most of her life. She was a member of the Moose Lodge. 
Surviving are her husband, Theodore; three sons, Harold E. and Gerald T., both of Fort Wayne, and George P. McCarthy of Fremont; a daughter, Betty R. Parman of Alexandria, Va.; a sister, Madonna Kenner of Hicksville, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 
Calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., where a vigil service is 7:30 p.m. today. Services there are 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, followed by services at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to St. Joseph Catholic Church School.
Posted: February 11, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Delores Leah Dietrichson
Delores Leah Dietrichson, 97, died Friday at Willow Ridge Living Center. 
The LaPorte County native had lived in Fort Wayne for the past eight years. She was a homemaker. Her first husband, Phillip Hopper, died in 1932, and her second, Lars B., died in 1957. 
Surviving are two daughters, Louise Ringer of Mishawaka and Lorraine Leary of Fort Wayne; 20 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and 26 great- grandchildren. 
Calling is 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. (Fort Wayne time) today and 9 a.m. until the noon services tomorrow at Haverstock Chapel in LaPorte. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Walkerton.
Posted: February 11, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Lillian B. Hochstetler
Lillian B. Hochstetler, 85, died Saturday at Lutheran Hospital. 
The Midland, Mich., native had lived in Fort Wayne since 1928. She retired in 1970 after 40 years with Container Corp. Her husband, Wilson E., died in 1989. She was a member of First Missionary Church and its Sunshine Network. 
Surviving is a sister, Viola Badertscher of Fort Wayne. 
Calling is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Ave., where services are 10 a.m. tomorrow. Entombment will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to the Sunshine Network.
Posted: February 11, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Gladys D. Hyndman
Gladys D. Hyndman, 64, died Saturday at Lutheran Hospital. 
The Cleveland native had lived in Fort Wayne most of her life. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the ladies' auxiliaries of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 10006 and American Legion Post No. 157. She also belonged to Eagles Lodge No. 248. 
Surviving are her husband, Russell; sons, Don, Walter and Gary, all of Fort Wayne; sisters, Nila Dunderman of Antwerp, Ohio and Virginia Kissell and Cleo Worden, both of Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 
Calling is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes, Wayne Street Chapel, 420 W. Wayne St., where services are 10:30 a.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Lindenwood Cemetery. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to the American Cancer Society.
Posted: February 11, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Esther F. Kelley
Esther F. Kelley, 70, died Tuesday at Faxton Hospital in Utica, N.Y. 
The Akron, Ohio, native lived most of her life in Fort Wayne before moving to Whitesboro, N.Y. Her husband, Clarence, died in 1990. 
Surviving are a son, Patrick L. of Whitesboro; brothers, Robert Selzer and Lawrence Selzer, both of Fort Wayne, and Jack Selzer Jr. of Anna Maria Island, Fla.; and two grandchildren. 
Calling is from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. services tomorrow at Elzey & Haggard Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road. Burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens.
Posted: February 11, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Bertha C. Vonderau
Bertha C. Vonderau, 90, of New Haven, died Saturday at Riverview Care Center. 
She lived in Allen County all her life. Her husband, Oscar W., died in 1980. Surviving are a son, Maurice of New Haven; a daughter, Marian Webber of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 
Calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 U.S. 30 East, New Haven, and from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. services tomorrow at St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to the church's endowment fund or the Allen County Cancer Society.
Posted: February 11, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Charles I. Wickensheimer
Charles I. Wickensheimer, 64, died Friday at Lutheran Hospital. 
The Chillicothe, Ohio, native had lived in Fort Wayne for 43 years. He was an engineer at Water Pollution Control in Fort Wayne, where he worked for 33 years, until his retirement in 1984. He was a World War II Navy veteran. 
Surviving are his wife, Betty J.; sons, Clint and James, both of Fort Wayne, and Eric of Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland; daughters, Amy, Jody Childers and Sara Stirlen, all of Fort Wayne, and Mary of Lakeworth, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and a stepgrandchild. 
Calling is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Tom Mungovan Funeral Home, 2221 S. Calhoun St., where services are 9:30 a.m. tomorrow. Services are 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to a charity of the donor's choice.
Posted: February 11, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Mary A. Gasper
Mary A. Gasper, 74, died Saturday at home. 
The North Salem native had lived in Fort Wayne most of her life. Her husband, Kenneth F., died in 1974. 
Surviving are two daughters, Sue of Fort Wayne and Betty Freeman of Clearbrook, Minn.; two sons, Tom of Fort Wayne and Mike of Lexington, Ky.; a brother, William Delaney Jr. of Indianapolis; two sisters, Berneice of Fort Wayne and Bessie Meyers of Mobile, Ala.; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great- grandchildren. 
Calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., where services are 1 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to the Allen County Cancer Society or Fort Wayne Visiting Nurse Service and Hospice Inc.
Posted: February 11, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

James I. Harmeyer
James I. Harmeyer, 67, died Saturday at Parkview Memorial Hospital. 
The Fort Wayne native retired in 1986 after 30 years with Slater Steels. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, and he was involved with Little League and Police Athletic League football for many years. 
Surviving are his wife, Irene; daughters, Barbara Ramsey of Indianapolis and Sandra K. Macon, Denise King and Susan E. Strong-Balsamo, all of Fort Wayne; sons, Terry and Michael, both of Fort Wayne, and Dennis of Sawyer Air Force Base in Michigan; sisters, Bertha New, Nancy Collins, Carolyn Boling and Barbara Garrett, all of Muncie; brothers, Harold and Herbert, both of Florida, and Gary, Jack and Clarence, all of Muncie; seven grandchildren; and a great- grandchild. Calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave. Calling also is an hour before 2 p.m. Wednesday services at the church. Burial will be in Lindenwood Cemetery. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to the church.
Posted: February 11, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Willard X. Haunfelder Sr.
Willard X. Haunfelder Sr., 67, died yesterday at home. 
The College Point, N.Y., native had lived in Fort Wayne for 45 years. He retired from the security division of GTE in 1984 after 15 years. He was a member of Most Precious Blood Catholic Church. He also was a World War II veteran who served in the Army Air Corps. 
Surviving are his wife, Agnes; a daughter, Mary Jo Humphrey of Santa Clara, Calif.; a son, Willard Jr. of Merrillville; a brother, John, of Kings Park, N.Y.; three sisters, Veronica Shelley of Orleans, Mass., Geraldine O'Donnell of Port Washington, N.Y. and Shirley Stiles of North Miami Beach, Fla.; and two grandchildren. 
Calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Mungovan & Sons Memorial Chapel, 2114 S. Calhoun St., where a vigil service is 7 p.m. tomorrow. Services Wednesday are 10 a.m. at the funeral home and 10:30 at the church. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to Visiting Nurse Service and Hospice Inc.
Posted: February 11, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

T. Wayne Jones
T. Wayne Jones, 82, died Saturday at Lutheran Hospital. 
The Greentown native had lived most of his life in Fort Wayne. He retired from General Electric Co. in 1973 after 32 years. 
Surviving are his wife, Ethel M.; a daughter, Valerie Friedl's Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to the church.
Posted: February 11, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Oran F. Opatz
Oran F. Opatz, 100, died Saturday at Golden Years Homestead. 
He lived all his life in Fort Wayne. He retired in 1956 after 47 years with the Pennsylvania Railroad. 
Surviving is his wife, Irene B. 
Calling is an hour before 2 p.m. services tomorrow at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Winchester Road Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road. Burial will be in Lindenwood Cemetery. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to First Baptist Church.
Posted: February 11, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Paul H. Rahdert
Paul H. Rahdert, 74, died Saturday at Parkview Memorial Hospital. 
He lived in Fort Wayne all his life. He retired in 1986 after 25 years as a fraternal insurance counselor for Aid Association for Lutherans. He also was a member of the board of Concordia Lutheran High School. He was a World War II Army veteran. 
Surviving are his wife, Maxine; a daughter, Pamela Bechert of Fort Wayne; a brother, Frederick of Durham, N.C.; and two grandchildren. 
Calling is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Hockenmeyer-Miller Funeral Home, 1331 Maumee Ave., and an hour before 11 a.m. Wednesday services at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Entombment will be in Concordia Cemetery Gardens. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to the church or the Rahdert Endowment Fund at Concordia Lutheran High School.
Posted: February 11, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Cecil Rice
Cecil Rice, 82, died yesterday at home. 
The Ohio County native had lived in the area most of his life. He retired from Fort Wayne Community Schools in 1974 after 30 years. The last 15 years with FWCS were as principal at Geyer Middle School. He was a member of the National Education Association, the Indiana Parent-Teacher Association and the Indiana Schoolmen's Club, among other education groups. He also was a member of the Exchange Club and an elder at the First Christian Church. 
Surviving are his wife, Almeda; a daughter, Judith G. Hayhurst of Fort Wayne; a brother, Joe "J.C." of Elkhart; and two granddaughters. 
Calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., where services are 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to the church.
Posted: February 11, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Loretta M. Thieme
Loretta M. Thieme, 95, died Saturday at Covington Manor Nursing Home. 
She lived in Fort Wayne all her life. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Ralph J., preceded her in death. 
Surviving are two sons, Johnenview, Ill.; six grandchildren; and 13 great- grandchildren. 
Calling is 7 to 9 p.m. today and an hour before 2 p.m. services tomorrow at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes, Wayne Street Chapel, 420 W. Wayne St. Burial will be in Lindenwood Cemetery. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to Allen County Cancer Society.
Posted: February 11, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Robert F. Vance
Robert F. Vance, 74, died Thursday at Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center in Lake Suzy, Fla. 
The Marengo, Ill., native lived in Fort Wayne before moving to Florida 15 years ago. He was a retired design engineer. 
Surviving are his wife, Nova E.; a son, Michael R. of Montpelier, Ohio; daughters, Patricia D. Rountree of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Susan J. Stuhlmann of Royal Palm Beach, Fla.; brothers, John of Eaton, Ohio and R.W. of Marengo, Ohio; and eight grandchildren. 
Services were Saturday at Port Charlotte Chapel of Kays-Ponger Funeral Home in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Posted: February 11, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Ruby Gold
Ruby Gold, 67, died yesterday at Lutheran Hospital. 
The Glendale, Ky., native was a retired postal worker. 
Surviving are a daughter, Kasandra Jones of Fort Wayne; sons, Gregory of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Gary of Bloomington; a sister, Iva Mae Howard of Fort Wayne; and seven grandchildren. 
Calling is 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at Sanders Mortuary, 831 E. Jefferson Blvd. Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Temple. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Posted: February 11, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel


 
 

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