Miscellaneous Allen County, Indiana Obituaries

CEMSEARCH - OBITUARY CENTRAL - OBITUARY LINKS PAGE - SURNAME SEARCH UTILITY - GENLOOKUPS


Click HERE to also search the Indiana Obituary and Death Notice Archive
First Name:
Last Name:

Pauline M. Harman
Fort Wayne
Pauline M. Harman, 91, of Fort Wayne, a member of Sandpoint Congregation Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at Covington Manor Nursing Center.
The Illinois native was a homemaker. Surviving are a stepson, Willard of Huntington; and a cousin, Leitha Jester of Fort Wayne. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett V. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Sandpoint Congregation Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 3630 Sand Point Road, with calling one hour before services. Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery, New Haven. Memorials are to donor's choice. 

Hubert "Hoot" W. Williams
Fort Wayne - 1921-2003
Hubert "Hoot" W. Williams, 81, of Fort Wayne, a U.S. Army veteran, died Wednesday, April 2, 2003, in Fort Wayne.
"Attended Dartmouth College until he was drafted in World War II and was stationed at Pearl Harbor." The Gilman City, Vt., native was owner of Nowak & Williams Supply Co. for over 40 years. Surviving are sons Roger of Gustavus, Alaska, and H. Wayne Jr. of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a daughter, Joyce Hartranft of Auburn; a brother, Len of Burlington, Vt.; sisters Martha Hutchins of Phoenixville, Pa., Phyllis Elliott of Denver and Bette LaFountain of Pink Mountain, British Columbia, Canada; 16 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by wives Fairy and Carol and a brother. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Covington Memorial Funeral Home, 8408 Covington Road, with calling from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be at Covington Memorial Gardens. Memorials are to Fort Wayne Rescue Mission.

Douglas James Thatcher
Fort Wayne - 1910-2002
Douglas James Thatcher, 92, of Fort Wayne, a retired city of Fort Wayne firefighter, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, in Fort Wayne.
The New Haven native retired in 1968 after 23 years of service. He was a member of International Association of Firefighters and Firefighters Museum. At age 65 he sailed a 14-foot boat from Madison on the Ohio River, negotiating the Mississippi River and busy waterways in New Orleans on to Clearwater, Fla., taking candy along with him for any children he might meet. He recounted many instances of people helping him along his journey. Surviving are sons Bill J. of Fort Wayne, Dennis L. of Sacramento, Calif., and James E. of Avilla; a daughter, Marilyn J. McIlveen of Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. His wife, Margaret J., preceded him in death. Private family services were held. Memorials are to Parkview Hospice. 

Laurie Jane Harris
New Haven - 1957-2003
Laurie Jane Harris, 45, of New Haven, a surgical nurse, died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at Harborside Health Care.
The St. Petersburg, Fla., native worked for VA Northern Indiana Healthcare System and had served in U.S. Army Reserve. Surviving are sons Robert Moake and Lauren Broman, both of Fort Wayne, and Daniel Broman of Fort Lewis, Wash.; a brother, Robert H. Hake of Fort Wayne; and a sister, Phyllis Curry of Cloverdale. Services are 3 p.m. Wednesday at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 E. Dupont Road, with calling one hour before services. 

Robert C. Habig
Fort Wayne
Robert C. Habig, 71, of Fort Wayne, a retired claims manager, died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana.
The Fort Wayne native retired in 1992 from Lincoln National Life Insurance Co. after 34 years of service. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, and loved to run and play racquetball. Surviving are his wife, Alice; sons Steve and Tom, both of Fort Wayne, Bruce of Larchmont, N.Y., and Bill of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Sally McPeek of Indianapolis; a brother, Jay of Fort Wayne; and seven grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Jude Catholic Church, State Boulevard and Randallia Drive, with calling one hour before services. Calling is also from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday with a 4:30 p.m. vigil service at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road. Burial will be at Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are to National Parkinson's Foundation.

Bounchanh Neneoudone
Fort Wayne 
Bounchanh Neneoudone, 89, of Fort Wayne, a member of Putthasamakhy Tham Temple, died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at Parkview Hospital.
The Thailand native enjoyed reading. Surviving are his wife, Boun; a son, Phaytoune of Laos; daughters Dawn Vilayphone, Louneny Sepasert and Thongphoun Neneoudone, all of Fort Wayne; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Khamoune, and a daughter, Khamboun. Services are 3 p.m. Sunday at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., with calling from 1 p.m. until services and also from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Memorials are to the family. 

Stephen E. Winner
Fort Wayne 
Stephen E. Winner, 68, of Fort Wayne, former owner of Summit Medical, died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at Parkview Hospital.
"He enjoyed sports and IU and Texas Tech basketball." The Fort Wayne native had worked for Asbestos Abatement Medical Supplies and for Baxter Lab Medical Supplies as sales representative. He was a m ember of Concordia Lutheran Church and Men's Club, a Sunday schoolteacher and a cubmaster with Cub Scouts. Surviving are his wife, Marilyn A.; a son, Kevin J. of Lebanon, Ohio; daughters Jill A. Fritz, Holly J. Goss and June M. Johnsonbaugh, all of Fort Wayne; a sister, Marge Hagy of Palm Springs, Calif.; and 16 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister. Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Concordia Lutheran Church, 4245 Lake Ave., with calling one hour before services. Calling is also from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials are to the church or Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America. 

Jacob Scott Bodecker
Fort Wayne 
Infant Jacob Scott Bodecker of Fort Wayne died Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at Dupont Hospital.
Surviving are his parents, Scott and Jennifer of Fort Wayne; grandparents Orlie and Kathe Brand and Bill and Diana Bodecker, all of Fort Wayne; and great-grandparents Mildred Brand of Fort Wayne and Blaine and Sarajane Bodecker of Benton, Kan. Private graveside services were held at Highland Park Cemetery. Memorials are to Dupont Hospital Neo-Natal Unit or County Line Church of God. 

Eileen G. Fitch
Fort Wayne 
Eileen G. Fitch, 84, of Fort Wayne, a retired clerical worker, died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at Regency Place.
The Fort Wayne native retired in 1978 from General Electric Co. after 35 years of service and was a member of GE Elex Club. Surviving are a daughter, Bernice B. McCarthy of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Her husband, Glenn F., preceded her in death. Services are 1 p.m. Monday at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., with calling one hour before services. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials are to Alzheimer's Association Northeast Indiana Chapter. 

Emma M. West
Decatur - 1915-2003 
Emma M. West, 87, of Decatur, a member of Eagles Auxiliary, died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
The Van Wert County, Ohio, native retired in 1975 from National Seal Co./Federal Mogul in Van Wert, Ohio, after 25 years of service. She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and Rosary Society. Surviving are a son, James L. of Middlepoint, Ohio; a daughter, Jane A. Miller of Decatur; a sister, Ethel L. Dilworth of Denver; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Gerald R., a daughter, Janis E., and a brother preceded her in death. Prayer services at 1 p.m. Monday at Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur, precede Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Decatur. Calling is from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday with a 7:30 p.m. rosary service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Ridge Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio. Memorials are to Adams County Council on Aging. 

Marjorie Januseski
Garrett - 1920-2003 
Marjorie Januseski, 82, of Garrett, a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at Lakeland Nursing Center in Angola.
The Garrett native had worked for Reike and Meesenger Corp., both in Auburn, General Electric Co. in Fort Wayne and Creek Chub Bait Co. She was a member of Rosary Society, Daughters of Isabella and Eagles. Surviving are daughters Margo Lewis of Angola and Nedra Bonham of Columbus; a son, Anthony of Garrett; a brother, William Ballentine of Indianapolis; and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, two sisters and two brothers. Services are 5 p.m. Monday at Thomas Funeral Home, Garrett, with calling from 3 p.m. until services. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Garrett. Memorials are to Parkinson Disease. 

Robert E. Dunahoo
Bluffton - 1926-2003 
Robert E. Dunahoo, 77, of Bluffton, a member of Elks and Masonic lodges, died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
The Los Angeles native retired in 1984 from Panhandle Eastern as warehouseman after 32 years of service. He was a member of First United Church of Christ and a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Betty; and a sister, Mary P. Reynolds of Rockaway Beach, Mo. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home, Bluffton, with calling one hour before services and also from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Burial with military graveside services by American Legion Post 111 will be at Elm Grove Cemetery. Memorials are to the church. 

Roger Earl Reinholt
Ocoee, Fla. 
Roger Earl Reinholt, 80, of Ocoee, Fla., and formerly of Fort Wayne died Thursday, April 3, 2003.
He was retired from the city of Ocoee, and was owner/operator of Roger's Sunoco in Fort Wayne and a World War II Navy veteran. Surviving are his wife, Ginny; sons Nick, David and John; a daughter, Cynthia; brothers Lyle, Edwin and Donald; a sister, Mildred; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Funeral Home Chapel, Gotha, with calling from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Memorials are to VITAS Hospice Charitable Fund PMB: 445, 3208 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32803. 

Timmy Gibson
Rochester - 1959-2003 
Timmy Gibson, 43, of Rochester, a former employee of Warsaw Plating Works, died Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at Woodlawn Hospital.
The Prestonsburg, Ky., native attended The Old Gravel Road Church in Claypool. Surviving are his wife, Kimberly; a daughter, Tasha L. Gibson of Rochester; sons Joshwa T. and Gordon J., both of Rochester; his parents, O.C. and Ruth Shepherd of Martin, Ky.; sisters Vicki Collins of Martin, Ky., and Donna Sanchez and Karen Conley, both of Warsaw; and brothers Terry Gibson and Charles Shepherd, both of Warsaw, Jeffery Shepherd of Seymor, Ky., and Mark Shepherd of Martin, Ky. Services are 1 p.m. Monday The Old Gravel Road Church, Claypool, with calling after 6 p.m. Saturday until services Monday. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton. 

Stanley "Pete" Shilling
Warsaw - 1928-2003 
Stanley "Pete" Shilling, 74, of Warsaw, owner of Shilling Backhoe Service, died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center in Fort Myers, Fla.
The Palestine native had worked for Dalton Foundry and Ginter Electric. He attended Walnut Creek Methodist Church and Villas Wesleyan Methodist Church in Fort Myers. Surviving are his wife, Jeanette; daughters Rita Craig, Patricia Yarian and Jacolyn Tucker, all of Warsaw, Deborah Shilling of Pierceton and DeAnna Ragan of Lake Mary, Fla.; sons Douglas of Silver Lake, Rodney of Etna Green and Spencer of Claypool; stepsons Tom Vanderpool of Greenfield, Ken Vanderpool of Fort Wayne and Roger Vanderpool of Casa Grande, Ariz.; a sister, Ella M. Ransbottom of Claypool; brothers Donald of Davenport, Fla., and Phil of Kingman, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by wives Arlene and Ina. Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, with calling from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. 

Rosella A. Seddelmeyer
Rockford, Ohio - 1914-2003 
Rosella A. Seddelmeyer, 88, of Rockford, Ohio, a volunteer at Lutheran Home for 21 years, died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at Laurels of Shane Hill Nursing Home.
The Allen County, Ind., native was a homemaker and member of Trinity Surburban Lutheran Church. Surviving are a son, Lou of Lima; a daughter, Norma J. Brueck of Woodburn, Ind.; a brother, Melvin Gerke of Fort Wayne; a sister, Vera Speicher of Rockford; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Her husband, Paul, preceded her in death. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Winchester Road Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour before services. Burial will be at Concordia Cemetery Gardens, Fort Wayne. Memorials are to Lutheran Home, the church or Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana. 

Ronald L. Shoda Sr.
Columbia City - 1935-2003 
Ronald L. Shoda Sr., 67, of Columbia City, a former union general contractor, died Friday, April 4, 2003, at home.
The Columbia City native had served with the National Guard, was a member of Eagles Aerie 1906 and had spent 23 years in Pacific Northwest. Surviving are his wife, Rosalie K.; son Ronald L. Jr. of Columbia City and Ryan A. of Portland, Ore.; daughters Rhonda K. Shoda-Rau of Portland, Ore., LuAnn Shoda-O'Meara and Ronelle Parrett, both of Columbia City, and Becky Knight of Hermiston, Ore.; a brother, Robert L. Jr. of Columbia City; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Sunday at South Park Annex Cemetery, Columbia City. Memorials are to Lighthouse Homeless Shelter. 

Katlyne Nichole Kapp
Fairview Heights, Ill. 
Infant Katlyne Nichole Kapp, 3 months and 3 weeks old, of Fairview Heights, Ill., a native of St. Louis, Mo., died Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at Children's Hospital.
Surviving are her parents, Benjamin and Tracy; and grandparents Gene and Donna Kapp and Mike and Mary King. Services were Saturday at Midwest Community Church. Graveside services are 10 a.m Tuesday at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 6600 Covington Road, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are by Forever Mount Hope Funeral Home, Belleville. 

Mary Elizabeth Reish Armor
Franklin - 1919-2003 
Mary Elizabeth Reish Armor, 84, of Franklin and formerly of Fort Wayne died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at Franklin United Methodist Community.
The Union City, Ohio, native was a homemaker and charter member of Calvary Third Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne. Surviving are a son, Thomas W. of Franklin; a brother, Eugene Reish of Rockford, Ohio; grandchildren Elizabeth Marks-Strauss of Indianapolis and Melissa and Jon Armor, both of Franklin; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William G. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Franklin United Methodist Community Wright Chapel, Franklin, with calling one hour before services. Services are also 2 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary Third Presbyterian Church, 4700 S. Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne, with calling one hour before services. Graveside services are 4 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford, Ohio. Memorials are to Johnson County Health Foundation Cancer Care Center or Trustees of Calvary Third Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne. 

Osie L. Sprunger
Berne - 1908-2003 
Osie L. Sprunger, 94, of Berne, a former elementary school teacher, died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at Swiss Village.
The Adams County native was also a homemaker and member of First Missionary Church. She was a charter member of Berne Mother's Club, Sunday schoolteacher for several years and also served on the church Hospitality Committee. Surviving are sons Jerry L. of Berne and Jimmie of Pandora, Ohio; a daughter, Janean Moser of Berne; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie L., and a brother, Ernest Hiestand. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Swiss Village Chapel, Berne, with calling one hour before services. Calling is also from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the chapel. Burial will be at MRE Cemetery, Berne. Memorials are to Swiss Village Endowment Fund. 

Joseph F. Bennett
Paulding, Ohio 
Joseph F. Bennett, 83, of Paulding, Ohio, a World War II Army veteran, died Friday, April 4, 2003, at Dallas Lamb Foundation Home in Payne.
The Zanesville native retired in 1979 from Anchor Hocking in Zanesville after 42 years of service. He was a member of Knights of Columbus 3584, VFW Post 587 and American Legion Post 297 in Payne. Surviving are his wife, Mary E.; sons Walter of Sydney and Michael of Anna; a daughter, Linda McCain of Paulding; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers. Services are 11 a.m. (Ohio time) Monday at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with calling from 8 a.m. until services and also from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday with a 7 p.m. wake service. Burial with military graveside services will be at St. Paul Cemetery, Paulding. Memorials are to Paulding EMS, Payne EMS or donor's choice. 

William H. Poffenberger
Orland - 1916-2003 
William H. Poffenberger, 86, of Orland, a World War II Army Air Corps veteran, died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at Community Health Center in Coldwater, Mich.
The Fort Wayne native was retired from Tri-State Advertising as salesman. He was a member of Lake George Lutheran Chapel and American Legion Post 423 and past commander of Wayne-dale Post 241. Surviving are his wife, Madelene; a son Ronald of Angola; a daughter, Susan Collins of Orland; brothers Robert and Donald, both of Fort Wayne; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services with military honors are 2 p.m. Sunday at Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, with calling from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Burial is noon Monday at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. Memorials are to the church. 

Mary Ellen Tewksbury
Reno, Nev. - 1922-2003 
Mary Ellen Tewksbury, 80, of Reno, Nev., a native of Montpelier, Ind., died Monday, March 31, 2003, at Park Place Retirement Community.
The Montpelier, Ind., native had worked for Continental Can Co. in human resources as personnel supervisor. She was a 1944 graduate of Indiana University. Surviving are a brother, Robert M. of Quincy, Calif.; nieces Amy M. DiazDeLon and Kathleen John, both of Quincy, Calif.; nephews David H. Tewksbury of Champaign, Ill., and Robert M. Tewksbury Jr. of Medford, Ore., and eight great-nieces and -nephews. A brother, Joseph H. Tewksbury, preceded her in death. Graveside services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Historic Woodlawn Cemetery, Montpelier, Ind. 

Norman E. Geiger
Decatur - 1916-2003 
Norman E. Geiger, 86, of Decatur, former owner of Riverside Garage, died Friday, April 4, 2003, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
The St. Marys, Ohio, native was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, where he served as an elder and finance committee member. He was a former member of Adams County Coin Club and a Boy Scout leader for several years. Surviving are a son, Wayne L. of Hoagland; and a granddaughter, Lisa J. Geiger of Hampton, Va. He was preceded in death by his wife, Viola, and a brother, Frederick W. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur, with calling from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be at Decatur Cemetery. Memorials are to the church. 

Audrey M. Shorter
Syracuse - 1916-2003 
Audrey M. Shorter, 86, of Syracuse, a former secretary, died Sunday, March 30, 2003, at Miller's Merry Manor.
The Green County native had worked for William F. Freund C. and for Midwest Spec. Industry and was formerly of Muncie and Irish Lake. She was a member of Bloomfield Order of Eastern Star and Middletown American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are a sister, Mable E. Bradley of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews. There are no services or calling. Burial will be at Elm Ridge Cemetery, Muncie. 

Verna L. Montel
Warsaw - 1901-2003 
Verna L. Montel, 101, of Warsaw, a practical nurse, died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at Mason Health Care Facility.
The Odell, Ill., native was a homemaker and had worked as a telephone operator. She was formerly of Atwood, a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church and American Legion Auxiliary for 77 years, both of Atwood, and a 50-year member of Order of Eastern Star Chapter 88. Surviving are nephews Robert Orcutt of Warsaw, Albert Orcutt of Atwood and John W. Harman of Plymouth; and nieces Helen Jervis of Casper, Wyo., Genevieve Druckamiller of Palmetto, Fla., and Betty Wilson of Hulette, Wyo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin L., and a sister, Ethel M. Laughlin. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, with calling from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday. Burial will be at Harrison Center Cemetery, Atwood. Memorials are to the church.


 
 

Indiana Obituary Links
 

Marriage Search Engines


FamGen.net
 

GenealogyBuff.com


CEMSEARCH - OBITUARY CENTRAL - OBITUARY LINKS PAGE - SURNAME SEARCH UTILITY - GENLOOKUPS