Allen County, Indiana
Miscellaneous Obituaries


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Donna K. Hunter
Donna K. Hunter, 26, died Monday in St. Joseph Medical Center of injuries received in a Jan. 26 auto accident. 
The Herrin, Ill., native was a home-care attendant for Corporate Staffing Resouces of Fort Wayne Inc., and receptionist for H & R Block. 
Surviving are a daughter, Dorothy Jean at home; her mother and stepfather, Otha and Bob Acor of Fort Wayne; a sister, Janet Nelson of Mountain Home, Idaho; a brother, Michael of Pleasant Lake; a stepsister, Lisa Golden of Dyesburg, Tenn.; and grandmother, Gertrude of Carterville, Ill. 
Services are 10 a.m. tomorrow in C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, 1327 Wells St., where calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Burial will be in Lindenwood Cemetery.
Posted: February 13, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Lillian M. Curts
Lillian M. Curts, 83, died Monday in Byron Health Center. 
The Fort Wayne native had been a cook at Lutheran Hospital and a secretary at Concordia Lutheran Church. Her husband, Cloyd, died in 1982. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church. 
Surviving are a daughter, Margaret Curts of Fort Wayne, and a brother, Harold Wiedman of Fort Wayne. 
Graveside services were today St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. 
Arrangements are by C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home.
Posted: February 13, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Ruby Nell Johnson-Gold
Ruby Nell Johnson-Gold, 67, died Saturday in Lutheran Hospital. 
The Glendale, Ky., native was a retired postal worker. 
Surviving are a daughter, CaSandra 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. 
Services were today in Calvary Chapel Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Arrangements were by Sanders Mortuary.
Posted: February 13, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Kenton H. Davis
Kenton H. Davis, 39, died Monday in Parkview Memorial Hospital. 
The Fort Wayne native co-owned an Oley's Pizza from 1987-1990, managed Rogers Markets from 1975-1981 and was a member of St. Joseph United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Jacqueline S.; daughters, Carey J. and Suzanne L., both of Fort Wayne; sisters, Karen S. McLaughlin of Wabash, Sharon K. Newhouse of Kansas City, Mo., and Janet A. Dale of North Manchester; and a brother, Bruce W. of Marion, Ill. 
Services are 11 a.m. tomorrow in the church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. 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 10 to 11 a.m. tomorrow in the church.
Posted: February 13, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Sylvia R. Bieber
Sylvia R. Bieber, 90, died Monday in Covington Manor. 
The Fiat native was a member of Westview Alliance Church and widow of Ralph W., who died in 1962. 
Surviving are a daughter, Ruth Sitton of Arcola; sons, Harry and Clifford, both of Fort Wayne; a sister, Gladys Kuhn of Fort Wayne; brothers, Clifford McClain of Fort Wayne and Burl McClain of Tampa, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. 
Services are 1 p.m. tomorrow in D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Ave., where calling is 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens.
Posted: February 13, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Frank H. King
Frank H. King, 76, died Monday at home. He retired in 1977 as brewmaster and plant supervisor for Falstaff Brewing Corp., was the widower of Martha S., who died in 1986, and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the Antique Car Club of Fort Wayne. 
Surviving are sons, Frank N. of Eldridge, Iowa, Bruce of Tucson, Ariz., and Richard of Hawaii; sisters, Frances Jordon of California, Ella Bertrum of Texas, and Emma Hoffmann of Omaha, Neb.; a brother, Billy Kane of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday in the church, with entombment in Concordia Cemetery Gardens Mausoleum. Calling is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow in Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes, Wayne Street Chapel, 420 W. Wayne St. 
Posted: February 13, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

COLUMBIA CITY 

Rev. Paul E. Grable
The Rev. Paul E. Grable, 83, died yesterday at the Whitley County Hospital emergency room. He was a retired pastor who served at several Whitley County Churches of God, and retired in 1973 as a general maintenance worker at the Weatherhead Corp. in Columbia City. 
Surviving are his wife, Effie; one son; two daughters; three brothers; nine grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and six step-greatgrandchildren. 
Calling is 2 to 9 p.m. today at Hollingsworth Memorial Chapel, Columbia City, where services are 10 a.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in St. Matthew's Cemetery, rural Whitley County. 
Posted: February 14, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

COLUMBIA CITY 

James L. Richard
James L. Richard, 63, of Indianapolis, died yesterday at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne. The Whitley County native moved to Indianapolis in 1952. He retired in 1974 after 15 years as a Bank One security officer. He was a World War II Navy veteran. 
Surviving are his wife, Suzanne; his father, Hobert Richard of South Whitley; two sons; a daughter; a brother; and two grandchildren. 
Calling is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Hollingsworth Memorial Chapel in Columbia City. Calling is also 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Conkle Funeral Home in Indianapolis, where services are 10 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in Floral Park Cemetery, Indianapolis.
Posted: February 14, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

DECATUR 

Virginia M. Ulman
Virginia M. Ulman, 72, formerly of Decatur, died Tuesday at home in LaPorte. She retired from the Sears Catalog Store in Decatur. Her first husband, Alden L. Babcock, died in 1952. Her second husband, Leo E. Ulman, died in 1990. Surviving are a son, a daughter, two sisters, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 
Calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Zwick-Sefton & Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, where a scriptural wake service is 8:30 p.m. and a prayer service is 9:40 a.m. Saturday. A Mass at 10 a.m. will be at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Decatur. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Decatur.
Posted: February 14, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

HARTFORD CITY 

Delia L. Smith
Delia L. Smith, 90, died Tuesday at home. She was a homemaker. Her husband, John F., died in 1981. 
Surviving are a son, two daughters, a brother, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 
Calling is 4 to 9 p.m. today at Keplinger Funeral Home in Hartford City. Services are 10 a.m. tomorrow at Apostolic Tabernacle Church in Hartford City. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Muncie.
Posted: February 14, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

LEESBURG 

Michael George Flinn
Michael George Flinn, 38, died Sunday at Charlotte Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C. He was a tool designer and engineer. Surviving are his parents, William and Julie of Leesburg, and a brother. 
Calling is 7 to 9 p.m. today at Titus Funeral Home in Warsaw, where services are 3 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Oswego Cemetery in Oswego.
Posted: February 14, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

SYRACUSE

Madge Maxine Miller
Madge Maxine Miller, 72, died yesterday at Elkhart General Hospital. She lived in Syracuse before moving to Elkhart 30 years ago. She was a homemaker. 
Surviving are her husband, Dale; one daughter; one son; one sister; and three grandchildren. 
Calling is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow and 90 minutes before 1:30 p.m. Saturday services at Eastlund-Harris Funeral Home in Syracuse. Burial will be in Syracuse Cemetery.
Posted: February 14, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

WARSAW 

Archibald Daily
Archibald Daily, 68, died yesterday at the VA Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was retired from McDonald's and was a World War II Army veteran. His first wife, Opal Mulldune, died in 1984. 
Surviving are his second wife, Virginia; two sons; two daughters; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 
Calling is an hour before 10:30 a.m. services tomorrow at Titus Funeral Home in Warsaw. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
Posted: February 14, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

WATERLOO 

Jeffery Dean Everedge Sr.
Jeffery Dean Everedge Sr., 26, died early yesterday morning in an accident on DeKalb County Road 27 north of Waterloo. He was a press operator at Eagle-Pitcher Co. in Ashley. 
Surviving are his parents, Joe Everedge of Rome City and Bonnie McClish Everedge; his fiancee, Wanda McClure of Waterloo; two sons; a daughter; one sister; one half sister; and two grandparents. 
Calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Feller Funeral Home in Waterloo, where services are 1 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Waterloo Cemetery. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to the DeKalb County Cancer Society.
Posted: February 14, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

WAWAKA 

William "Dale" Gaerte
William "Dale" Gaerte, 73, died Tuesday at Kenney Retirement Center in Ligonier. He was a retired farmer. 
Surviving are his wife, Evelyn; a son; two daughters; three brothers; and six grandchildren. 
Calling is 2 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Orr Funeral Home in Ligonier, where services are 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery in Wilmot.
Posted: February 14, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

WAWAKA 

James E. Jacobs
James E. Jacobs, 59, died Tuesday at McCray Memorial Hospital in Kendallville. He was an inspector with Supreme Corp. and a Korean War Army veteran. 
Surviving are his wife, Helen; a son; three daughters; two brothers; three sisters; and two grandchildren. 
Calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home in Ligonier. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Salem Baptist Church in Rome City. Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery, Ligonier.
Posted: February 14, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

COLUMBIA CITY

Gerald E. "Bud" Meyer
Gerald E. "Bud" Meyer, 63, died Tuesday while visiting with friends in Mesa, Ariz. He founded GE Meyer and Associates, a manufacturer's representative for several other companies, in 1959. He was a World War II Army veteran. 
Surviving are his wife, Lola; two sons; a daughter; a brother, Gail of Fort Wayne; two sisters; and four grandchildren. 
Calling is 2 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Smith and Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City, where an Elks Lodge service will be at 8:30 p.m. and a vigil at 9 p.m. Mass at St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church will be 10 a.m. Saturday, where calling is an hour before the Mass. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to the church building fund or the Betsy Jane Gates Memorial Foundation.
Posted: February 14, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Edward F. Wagner
Edward F. Wagner, 84, of Monroeville died Saturday at home. 
The Jefferson Township native lived in Monroeville most of his life. In 1974, he retired as a supervisor at W.S. Shamban Corp. after 17 years. He also retired last month as a custodian at the Monroeville branch of Fort Wayne National Bank after 16 years. 
He was also a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and the Moose Lodge of Decatur. 
Surviving are his wife, Loretta M.; two daughters, Barbara Jean Beucler of Monroeville and Mary Angela Kleinrichert of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a son, Reginald L. of Indianapolis; three sisters, Mary Baker and Luella Brown, both of Monroeville, and Grace Crabill of Columbia City; a brother, Clifford of Monroeville; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
Memorial services are 10:40 a.m. tomorrow at Marquart & Jacobs Funeral Home, 111 S. Water St., Monroeville, and 11 a.m. at the church, with burial in Monroeville Memorial Cemetery. Calling is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, with a vigil service at 6 p.m. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to Monroeville EMS or Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice.
Posted: February 18, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Thelma F. Emenhiser
Thelma F. Emenhiser, 64, died Thursday at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Ga. 
The Sale City, Ga., native lived in Fort Wayne 37 years before moving to Dawson, Ga. She was a bus driver for the Lutheran Schools for 15 years and also owned and operated a beauty salon in Fort Wayne. 
Surviving are her husband, Joseph E.; a son, Thomas J. of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Ethel Rowly of Preston, Ga., and Ernestine L. Tracy of Phenix City, Ala., and five grandchildren. 
Services are 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes, Winchester Road Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road, with burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Calling is from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Posted: February 18, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Millicent Goerling
Millicent Goerling, 79, died Friday at Byron Health Center. 
The lifelong Fort Wayne resident had retired from Perfection Biscuit Co. and was the widow of Jack. 
Surviving are several nieces and nephews. 
Services are 10 a.m. tomorrow at Elzey & Haggard Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, with burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Calling is from 9 to 10 a.m. tomorrow. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to the American Cancer Society.
Posted: February 18, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Edward L. Throm
Edward L. Throm, 52, died Friday at Parkview Memorial Hospital. 
The Beech Grove native had lived in Fort Wayne since 1966. He was director of music at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and for the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese. 
He had also been an organist and director at St. Jude Catholic Church. 
Surviving are his wife, Judith; a daughter, Katherine E. Bixby of Fort Wayne; a son, Edward N. of Fort Wayne; and two sisters, Violet Hauser of Indianapolis and Rose Bauer of Memphis, Tenn.
Services are 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the cathedral, 1100 S. Calhoun St., with burial in Catholic Cemetery. Calling is from 2 to 5 p.m. today at Mungovan & Sons Memorial Chapel, 2114 S. Calhoun St., and from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the church. A vigil service is 7:30 p.m. today at the church. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to the Ed Throm Cathedral Music Fund.
Posted: February 18, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Lucy Carrie Lynch
Lucy Carrie Lynch, 97, died yesterday at her niece's home. 
The Talladega, Ala., native moved to Fort Wayne from Bellaire, Ohio, last year. 
Surviving are a son, Lawrence of Louisville, Ky.; a grandchild; two great- grandchildren; two foster daughters, Dorothy Clancy and Doris Beasley, both of Fort Wayne; and a foster son, Archie of Fort Wayne. 
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Bellaire Pentecostal Church, Bellaire, with burial in Holly Memorial Cemetary in Pleasant Grove, Ohio. 
Arrangements are by Micheaux Funeral Home, 1338 Eliza St.
Posted: February 18, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Victoria DeWood-Tagmeyer
Victoria DeWood-Tagmeyer, 87, died Saturday at Parkview Memorial Hospital. She was a lifelong Fort Wayne resident, and had retired after 50 years as manager of several local businesses, including Westwood Lanes, in 1969. She was the widow of Hugh, who died in 1969. 
She was also a member of St. Jude's Catholic Church. 
Surviving are a daughter, Margery Gligor of Fort Wayne; a brother, James DeWood of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. 
Services are 1 p.m. tomorrow at the church, 2101 Pemberton Drive, with burial in Covington Memorial Gardens. Calling is from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., and noon to 1 p.m. tomorrow at the church. Vigil service is 7:30 p.m. today. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to the church Adopt-A-Student program.
Posted: February 18, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Rufus L. Beck
Rufus L. Beck, 81, of Yoder, died Saturday at Lutheran Hospital. 
The Mandale, Ohio native lived in Yoder most of his life and retired as owner of Beck's Florist in 1975, after 40 years. He was a member of Living Faith Missionary Church in Yoder. 
Surviving are his wife, Jennie; two daughters, Diana L. Wass of Yoder and Donna M. Wallen of Ossian; a son, Donald of Fremont; and six grandchildren. 
Services are 11 a.m. tomorrow at the church, with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery in Ossian. Calling is from 5 to 9 p.m. today at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Ave., and from 10 to 11 a.m. tomorrow at the church. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to the church.
Posted: February 18, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Percy Harry "Rocky" Eisenbise
Percy Harry "Rocky" Eisenbise, 73, died yesterday at home. The South Dakota native had lived in Fort Wayne since 1955. 
He retired from the U.S. Army after 25 years and worked for 20 years as a civil service employee at Baer Field Airport. 
Surviving are his wife, Opal M.; two daughters, Bonnie M. Gibson and Connie G. Wiehe, both of Fort Wayne; three sisters; two brothers; and two grandchildren. 
There will be no services or calling. Burial is in Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, South Dakota. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to Meals on Wheels. 
Arrangements are by Elzey & Haggard Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road.
Posted: February 18, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Elry L. Wilkinson
Elry L. Wilkinson, 74, died March 5 at Medical Center Hospital in Punta Gorda, Fla. 
Born in Detroit, he lived in Fort Wayne 60 years before moving to Florida eight years ago. He had retired from Slater Steel. 
Surviving are his wife, Rozalia E.; a daughter, Patricia E. Barlett of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Iola Smith of Long Beach, Calif., and Margaret Nordby of Seattle, Wash.; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
Services were in Punta Gorda.
Posted: February 18, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Doris Weimer
Doris Weimer, 77, died Friday at Parkview Memorial Hospital. 
The Marion native had lived in Fort Wayne since 1933. She was a retired beauty salon owner and the widow of Maurice J., who died in 1974. 
Surviving is a cousin, Karen Martin of Fort Wayne. 
There will be no services or calling. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to S.P.C.A. Arrangements are by Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes, Wayne Street Chapel.
Posted: February 18, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Pearlie Fletcher
Pearlie Fletcher, 67, died Saturday at Lutheran Hospital. 
The Simpson, Ky. native had lived in Fort Wayne 30 years. 
She retired from Lutheran Home after 16 years and was the widow of James Brown, who died in 1984. 
Surviving are three sons, Thomas Darrell of Fort Wayne, Jimmy of Springfield, Ohio, and Ronald L. of Woodburn; five daughters, Patricia Ann Emery of Richmond, Calif., JoEllen Whalen of Harlan, Pamela Sue Kurstedt of New Port, Va., Darlene Barlie of Brandon, Fla., and Karen Black of Fort Wayne; a sister, Marie King of Columbus, Ohio; two half-sisters, Venus Baldwin of Columbus, Ohio, and Jean Delawder of Rome, Ga; a half-brother, Marvin Oaks of Columbus, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
Services are 2 p.m. today at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes, Wayne Street Chapel, 420 W. Wayne St, with burial in Highland Park Cemetery. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to the American Lung Association.
Posted: February 18, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Elizabeth M. Penrose
Elizabeth M. Penrose, 79, died yesterday at St. Joseph Medical Center. 
She was born in St. Louis but lived in Fort Wayne most of her life. 
She retired from the Cambridge Square business office in 1983 and was the widow of Obey, who died in 1961. 
Surviving are two daughters, Gwendolyn Kaylor of Fort Wayne and Joyce Ann James of Goshen; a son, Richard of Fort Wayne; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great- grandchildren. 
Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Calling is from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.
Preferred memorials are gifts to the St. Joseph Medical Center Coronary Care Unit.
Posted: February 18, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Calvin W. Prott
Calvin W. Prott, 60, died Saturday at Parkview Memorial Hospital. 
The Merrillville native had lived in Fort Wayne 40 years. 
He retired as a structural engineer in 1990 and was the widower of Grace Ealing, who died in 1982. 
Surviving are a son, Randy of Fort Wayne, and a sister, Shirley Hoffman of Warren, Mich. 
Services are 10 a.m. tomorrow at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes, Winchester Road Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road, with burial 2 p.m. (Fort Wayne time) in Ross Cemetery in Gary. Calling is from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Preferred memorials are gifts to Wallen United Methodist Church music fund.
Posted: February 18, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel


 
 

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