Our Obituaries

Beth Ann Leger

January 4, 1956 - January 19, 2018

Beth Ann Leger, age 62, of Angola, Indiana, passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018 at her home.She was born on January 4, 1956 in Marion, Indiana, the daughter of Elcene Mark, and was raised by Don and Ruth Bowers, they preceded her in death.Beth graduated from New Haven High School, and attended Ivy Tech College.She married Bill Leger, III, on December 20, 2000, in Las Vegas, Nevada.Beth...
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Darwin A. Benninghoff

May 20, 1945 - January 16, 2018

Darwin A. "Benny" Benninghoff, age 72, of Angola, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne, Indiana.He was born on May 20, 1945 in Hillsdale, Michigan, the son of Kenton and Betty Jane (Bassage) Benninghoff.Benny attended the Flint School, and later graduated from Orland High School in 1963.He served in the United States Army during the...
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Arthur William Heinzelman

December 7, 1927 - December 30, 2017

Arthur W. Heinzelman, age 90, of Snow Lake, Fremont, Indiana, and formerly of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away at his home on Saturday, December 30, 2017.He was born on December 7, 1927 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the son of Carl and Cecilia (Ehinger) Heinzelman, they preceded him in death.Art graduated from Fort Wayne Central Catholic High School. He served in the United States Army during the...
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Larry D. Miner

August 3, 1937 - December 25, 2017

Larry D. Miner, age 80, of Montgomery, Michigan, passed away on December 25, 2017, at Lakeland Rehabilitation Center, Angola, Indiana.He was born on August 3, 1937 in Ray, Michigan, the son of Frank and Dora (Heroy) Miner, they preceded him in death.Larry attended the Ray, and Montgomery schools, and graduated from Coldwater High School.He married Pearl L. Church on January 31, 1959 at Stokes...
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John David Wenger

April 14, 1921 - December 23, 2017

John David Wenger, 96, passed away on Dec. 23, 2017 in Goshen, Ind. He was born on April 14, 1921 in Guernsey, Saskatchewan, Canada to the late Abram and Esther Yoder Wenger. He lived almost his entire life in the Chesapeake, Va. area. He graduated from Great Bridge High School and was a lifelong member of Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church. As a conscientious objector to war, John served in Civilian...
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Helen Jean Swander

July 15, 1933 - December 21, 2017

Helen J. Swander, age 84, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017, at Lakeland Nursing Center, Angola, Indiana.She was born on July 15, 1933 in Ray, Indiana, the daughter of Leo and Ruth (Teeters) Smith.She grew up on the family farm, and she and her husband, Richard continued the farm with their children. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, cooking, and her family,...
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Leann Lyn Gruesbeck-Mosser

September 17, 1972 - December 6, 2017

Leann L Gruesbeck-Mosser, 45, died on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne. She was a graduate of Fremont High School, IPFW with a degree in graphic arts and University of St. Francis with a nursing degree. She was a member of Delta Gamma Fraternity. Surviving are her sister Lorrie (Pat) Poss, nephew Brad (Amanda) Poss, step-father Duane (Jennifer) Bissell, half-siblings Sam (Allison)...
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David Lee Frazee

February 6, 1968 - December 5, 2017

David Lee Frazee, age 49, of Angola, Indiana, passed at his home on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.He was born on February 6, 1968 in Anderson, Indiana, the son of Timothy Allen Frazee and Connie (Bennett) Rodecap.David graduated from Fremont High School in 1987. He served in the United States Army.He married Patty A. St. Clair on July 21, 2013, in Angola, Indiana. ...
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Janice Crawford

August 23, 1933 - December 5, 2017

Janice Crawford, age 84, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at her home with her family.Janice was born on August 23, 1933 in Fremont, Indiana, the daughter of Brock Alvin McNaughton and Althea Jane (Heller) McNaughton Knauss, they preceded her in death.She graduated from Fremont High School in 1951, and also Warner Beauty College in Fort Wayne, Indiana.Janice started...
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Arthur Edward Bacon

January 28, 1926 - December 1, 2017

Arthur E. Bacon, age 91, of Coldwater Lake, Coldwater, Michigan, and formerly of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017, at the Town House Retirement Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana.He was born on January 28, 1926 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the son of Samuel and Clara (Sharpenberg) Bacon.Arthur graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana. He served in the...
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Roger Lee Fulton

July 10, 1948 - November 30, 2017

Roger Lee Fulton, age 69, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at Parkview Supportive Care, Fort Wayne, Indiana.He was born on July 10, 1948, in Coldwater, Michigan, the son of Victor Lee and Nina Louise (Whitcomb) Fulton, they preceded him in death.Roger graduated from Fremont High School in 1967, and attended Tri-State College in Angola, Indiana, also he attended a...
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Henry T. Milliman

January 15, 1945 - November 24, 2017

Henry T. Milliman, age, 72, of Coldwater, Michigan, passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017, at the Community Health Center of Branch County, Coldwater, Michigan.He was born on January 15, 1945 in Coldwater, Michigan, the son of Archie and Blanche (Heckman) Milliman.Henry worked as a farmer for many years, and worked in Fremont, Indiana, at a local restaurant, and later worked at Adapt, and...
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Barry Wallace Worl

March 18, 1941 - November 24, 2017

Barry W. Worl, age 76, of Fremont, IN, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 24, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.He was born on March 18, 1941 in Alexandria, VA., to George and Helen (Rans) Worl.Barry lived most of his life at Clear Lake, Indiana.He graduated from Kewanna High School, Kewanna, Indiana, in 1959, and graduated from Purdue University in 1963. He later received his...
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David Abner Coler

October 26, 1921 - November 11, 2017

David A. Coler, age 96, of Angola, Indiana, passes away on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at Lakeland Nursing Center, Angola, Indiana.He was born on October 26, 1921 in Branch County, Michigan, the son of the late Horace and Ruby (Fair) Coler.David was a Bronson High School graduate.He married Jane Sellers on October 27, 1951 in South Bend, Indiana, she preceded him in death on March 8, 2008.David...
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Dianne Kay Rubley

May 14, 1945 - November 11, 2017

Dianne Kay Rubley, age 72, of California Township, Montgomery, Michigan, passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at Masonville Place, Coldwater, Michigan.She was born on May 14, 1945, in Coldwater, Michigan, the daughter of William C. Velma Ann (Force) Straw, they preceded her in death.Dianne graduated from Fremont High School. She worked for many years at Dana-Weatherhead, in Angola,...
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Arnold C. Dose

December 7, 1930 - November 11, 2017

Arnold C. "Arnie" Dose, age 86, of Big Otter Lake, Fremont, Indiana, formerly of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at his home.He was born in Garrett, Indiana, on December 7, 1930, the son of the late, Emil and Madeline (Gael) Dose.Arnie graduated from Garrett High School, and worked at Cottage Bakery during his high school years. After his graduation he joined the...
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Adam Gord Garza

September 19, 1968 - November 7, 2017

Adam G. Garza, age 49, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana.He was born on September 19, 1968 in Lansing, Michigan.Adam graduated from Eastern High School, in Lansing, Michigan.He was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Angola, Indiana. Adam enjoyed cooking, eating, fishing, traveling,...
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Helen Ann Clary

July 26, 1941 - November 1, 2017

Helen Ann Clary, age 76, of Fremont, Indiana, died Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at her home.She was born on July 26, 1941, in Bonanza, Kentucky.Helen had lived in the Fremont area for the last five years, and previously lived in Fort Wayne, and Wabash. She worked several places over the years, including, Essex, Magnavox, General Electric, in Fort Wayne, and also ran a Montgomery Ward's Catalog...
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Mike Louis Boocher

April 7, 1952 - November 1, 2017

Mike Boocher, age 65, of Orland, Indiana, passed away at his home, on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.Mike was born on April 7, 1952 in Angola, Indiana, the son of the late, Lewis Elmer and Pearl Agnes (Bailey) Boocher.He graduated from Prairie Heights High School in 1972. Mike married Connie Sue Beaty on November 21, 1971 in Orland, Indiana.Mike worked for many years at Douglas Autotech Corporation,...
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Margaret Ellen Spoor

November 13, 1934 - October 30, 2017

Marg Spoor, age 82, of Gilead Township, Bronson, Michigan, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017, at the Community Health Center of Branch County, Coldwater, Michigan.She was born on November 13, 1934 in Union City, Indiana, the daughter of Everett and Jennie (Shepherd) Brenner.Marg married Julius W. Spoor on February 28, 1969, in Angola, Indiana.Survivors include her husband, Julius Spoor of...
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Lorain Billman

August 10, 1935 - October 29, 2017

Lorain Billman, 82, of Montgomery, Michigan, passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Ft. Wayne, Indiana.She was born on August 10, 1935 in Montgomery, Michigan, the daughter of Lloyd and Myrtle (Gould) McMurray, they preceded her in death. Lorain graduated from Quincy High School in 1953.She was the California Township Trustee, in Branch County, for 32...
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Lawrence Eugene Medford

February 5, 1943 - October 25, 2017

Lawrence Eugene Medford, age 74, of Orland, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana.He was born on February 5, 1943, in Charleston, West Virginia, the son of Carl and Stella (Bogan) Medford, they preceded him in death.Lawrence married Janet C. Jeffery on May 20, 1960, in West Virginia.He retired after 24 years at Dexter Axle,...
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Lyle Eugene Reiff,

October 23, 1950 - October 22, 2017

Lyle Eugene Reiff, II, age 66, of Lake George, Fremont, Indiana, and formerly of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away suddenly at his home, on Sunday, October 22, 2017.He was born on October 23, 1950 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the son of the late Lyle and Wilma (Bieke) Reiff.Lyle Attended South Side High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, graduating in 1969. He graduated from Indiana University,...
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Richard Lyston Harding

July 2, 1930 - October 21, 2017

Richard (Dick) Lyston Harding, 87, died peacefully on Saturday October 21, 2017 at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, CA, with his family at his side.He leaves his wife of 57 years, Cecilia Ortega Harding; his daughter, Celeste and her husband, Lonnie Jackson; his son, Mike Harding and his wife, Suzanne; his grandchildren Michaela, Garrett, Caden, and Emme; and many nieces and nephews. The son...
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Elnora G. Oglesbee

May 25, 1951 - October 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, IN.
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Joel Nelson Lusch

June 18, 1967 - October 11, 2017

Joel Nelson Lusch, age 50, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, from injuries he received in an auto accident on State Road 120, just west of Fremont.He was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota, on June 18, 1967.Joel worked for Tenneco Automotive, in Angola, Indiana for the last 25 years.He was an Eagle Scout, and graduated from Valley High School, in West Des Moines, Iowa....
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Kevin Scott Rehm

November 13, 1959 - October 10, 2017

Kevin Scott Rehm, age 57, of Orland, Indiana, passed away at his residence Tuesday, October 10, 2017, with his family by his side and will truly be missed. He was born in Decatur, Indiana, on November 13, 1959, the son of Philip and Bertha (Bebout) Rehm, they preceded him in death.Kevin graduated from Adams Central in Monroe, Indiana and he retired from Paytons NorthernHe married Carol Ann...
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M. Leta Sullins

August 10, 1944 - October 8, 2017

M. Leta Sullins, (age 73), of Fremont, IN, died Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Lakeland Nursing Home in Angola, IN following a long illness.She was born in Wauseon, Ohio on August 10, 1944 to Howard and Frances (Beams) Yoder. She graduated from Wauseon High School and earned a B.S. in art education from Bowling Green State University where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority and Delta Phi Delta...
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Don Edward Meeks

June 7, 1935 - September 24, 2017

Don Edward Meeks, age 82, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, Angola, Indiana.He was born on June 7, 1935 in Fremont, Indiana, the son of Dale and Mildred (Stewart) Meeks, they preceded him in death.Don graduated from Fremont High School in 1953. He later married Marlene Foss on August 1, 1954 at the Fremont United Methodist...
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Carl Edward Damron

August 2, 1956 - September 19, 2017

Carl E. Damron, age 61, of Long Beach Lake, Fremont, Indiana, passed away at his home on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.Carl was born on August 2, 1956 in Huntington, West Virginia, the son of Grover and Mary (Bradley) Damron.He married Theresa M. Flories on March 25, 1975 in Troy, Michigan.He was a service technician for the ICEE Company for the last eighteen years.He was an avid woodworker, and...
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James W. Day

November 30, 1936 - September 14, 2017

James W. Day, age 80, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away at his home on Thursday, September 14, 2017.He was born on November 30, 1936 in Fremont, Indiana, the son of Oliver Wendell and Doris B. (Teeters) Day, they preceded him in death.He graduated from Fremont High School in 1955. He later worked for the Indiana Toll road in construction, and also worked in Maine putting up telephone lines, and...
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John Robert Compo

August 1, 1944 - September 2, 2017

Anheuser-Busch and Meier brand ice cream sandwiches both lost a loyal customer on Sept. 2, 2017, as John Compo lost a battle with Parkinson's Disease and Dementia. John passed peacefully, surrounded by family, not long after watching the end of the Notre Dame Football season opener (which may have been the first ND game he did not exit immediately after the third quarter!)In life, John loved many...
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Leona Marie Hite

August 25, 1939 - September 2, 2017

Leona Marie Hite, age 78, of Snow Lake, Fremont, Indiana, formerly of Whitehouse, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her family.Leona was born on August 25, 1939 in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Donald and Helena (Feeney) Smith, they preceded her in death.She graduated from Anthony Wayne High School in Whitehouse, Ohio.She married Richard Milton Hite on...
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Imogene L. Dugan

October 12, 1922 - September 1, 2017

Imogene L. (Lamb) Dugan, age 94, of Angola, Indiana, and formerly of Oaktown, Indiana, passed away at the Northern Lakes Nursing Center, Angola, Indiana, on September 1, 2017.She was born on October 12, 1922 in Bicknell, Indiana, the daughter of Guy Vern and Lelia (Enckoff) Gilmore.Imogene graduated from Oaktown High School. She married Gilvie Lamb, and he preceded her in death. She later re...
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Johnny Lee Knight

March 24, 1949 - September 1, 2017

Johnny L. Knight, age 68, of Orland, Indiana, passed away at Parkview LaGrange Hospital, LaGrange, Indiana, on Friday, September 1, 2017.He was born on March 24, 1949 in Angola, Indiana, to Ira Albert and Elsie (Spade) Knight, they preceded him in death.Johnny graduated from Prairie Heights High School in 1967, and from Tri-State College in 1971. He married Sarah (Rowlison) on October 14, 1972 in...
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Vivian A. Daler

December 8, 1941 - September 1, 2017

Vivian A. Daler, age 75, of Crooked Lake, Angola, Indiana, passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017, at her home.She was born on December 8, 1941, in Warsaw, Indiana, to John and Eugene (Banghart) Baldwin.She graduated from Elmhurst High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana.Vivian married Steven C. Daler on April 21, 1962 in New Haven, Indiana.She retired in 2016 after 32 years at Rees, Inc., Fremont,...
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Kay J. Smith

May 4, 1937 - August 29, 2017

Kay Smith, age 80, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away at her home, on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. She was born May 4, 1937 at East Gilead, Michigan to Rolland J. and Celia M. (Sanders) Fenner. She grew up in Michigan and Texas. She graduated from Torrance High School in Torrance, California.Survivors are her husband, Don L. Smith, to whom she married in Fremont, Indiana, on February 14, 1983, her...
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Robert Lee Voelzke

December 17, 1928 - August 28, 2017

Robert Lee Voelzke, age 88, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017, at Northern Lakes Nursing Center, Angola, Indiana.He was born on December 17, 1928 in Fremont, Ohio, the son of Edwin and Lorena (Risch) Voelzke.He attended Fremont Ross High School. He was a longtime trucker, and worked for Matlock Trucking, and later drove a distribution route for the former Eckrich Foods...
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Howard Lynn Elliott

December 1, 1941 - August 26, 2017

Howard Lynn Elliott, age 75, of Orland, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2017.He was born December 1st, 1941 at 12:01 am in Elkhart, Indiana to Ralph H. and Eleanor L. (Keyes) Elliott, six days before the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. They returned to Orland before his 1st birthday and he grew up there and graduated from Orland High School in 1960. He enlisted in the United...
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George Allen Cummings

July 2, 1956 - August 25, 2017

George A. Cummings, age 61, of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, formerly of Fremont, Indiana, passed away at work, after an accident, Friday, August 25, 2017, at Republic Services, Fort Wayne, Indiana.He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on July 2, 1956, the son of William A., Sr., and Connie Mae (Finelle) Cummings.He graduated from Fremont High School. After graduation he earned a mechanics degree from Ivy...
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Dale Lavon Smith

August 11, 1944 - August 14, 2017

Dale Lavon Smith, age 73, of Hillsdale, Michigan, and formerly of Angola, Indiana, passed away on August 14, 2017, at the University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan.Dale was born on August 11, 1944 in Angola, Indiana, the son of DeBurl and Dorris J. (Sickels) Smith.He attended Fremont and Angola High Schools and graduated in 1963.He was an electrical technician and retired from Williams...
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Marjorie Helen Petty

December 22, 1930 - August 11, 2017

Marjorie Helen Petty, age 86, of Angola, Indiana, passed away at her residence on Friday, August 11, 2017.She was born on December 22, 1930 in Orland, Indiana, the daughter of Herman and Frances (Kentner) Straw.Marjorie was a 1949 graduate of Orland High School. She served in the United States Air Force from 1954 until 1959. She later worked for Dana-Weatherhead in Angola, Indiana for 30 years,...
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Glenn Woodrow Myers

September 24, 1942 - August 11, 2017

Glenn Woodrow Myers, age 74, of Pioneer, Ohio, passed away on Friday, August 11, 2017, at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance, Ohio.He was born on September 24, 1942 in Hillsdale, Michigan, the son of Richard Myers and Ethel (Wheaton) Whaley, they preceded him in death.He attended school in Pittsford, Michigan, and later graduated from Hillsdale High School in 1960, and attended...
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Marilyn A. Kester

March 25, 1945 - August 9, 2017

Marilyn Ann Kester, age 72, of Barbeau, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at War Memorial Hospital.Marilyn was born March 25, 1945 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to the late Orville and Marjorie (Rice) Waters. She graduated from North Side High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana with the class of 1963. Marilyn married James Kester on May 23, 1964 at the Wallen Methodist Church. She worked...
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Katie J. Schwartz

December 8, 1924 - July 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, IN.
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Helen Elizabeth Pinkelman

January 1, 1929 - July 27, 2017

Helen E. Pinkelman, age 88, of Barton Lake, Fremont, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at her residence.She was born January 1, 1929, in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of William and Anna Lupinski.Helen grew up in Toledo, and graduated from St. Ursula Academy, and attended Mary Manse College.Helen married Walter L. Pinkelman on May 20, 1950 in Toledo, Ohio, he preceded her in death on...
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Kim Aleece Antrup

October 26, 1955 - July 26, 2017

Kim Aleece (Crowl) Antrup died peacefully in Indiana on July 26, 2017 after a battle with cervical cancer. Beloved wife of the late Denis Antrup (2006). Kim was born October 26, 1955 to C. Mitchell Crowl and Joyce Lomont Crowl, her father preceded her in death in 2006, and her mother survives. Kim is also survived by brothers Curt (Rosa) Crowl, of Shelby Township, Michigan and Michael (Jody)...
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Doyle Richard Marten

September 5, 1944 - July 18, 2017

Doyle Richard Marten, age 72, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at his residence Fremont, Indiana He was born on September 5, 1944 in Charlotte, Michigan, the son of August Marten and Ina (Turner) Blanchard He married Sherry L. (McCartney) on June 28, 1968 in Garrett, Indiana. She preceded him in death on October 12, 2007. Doyle retired...
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Brian Phillip Ludwick

June 26, 1965 - July 18, 2017

Brian "Tex" Phillip Ludwick, age 52, of Fremont, Indiana, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at his home in Fremont, Indiana, after a painful battle with cancer.He was born on June 26, 1965 in Sturgis, Michigan, and attended Bronson High School.Brian enjoyed many things during his lifetime. Some of his interests were following NASCAR, playing cards, bowling, and being with his...
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Patricia Lynn Gonzalez

July 3, 1960 - July 6, 2017

Patricia Lynn Gonzalez, age 57, of Angola, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017, at DeKalb Memorial Hospital, Auburn, Indiana.Patricia was born on July 3, 1960, in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of Harold Morris and Laureen (Tibbs) Andrews.Patricia enjoyed many things in life including gardening, her four grandchildren, and just the joy of sitting out and taking in the rich smell of summer...
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Charles Edwin Miller

January 23, 1936 - July 5, 2017

Charles Edwin "Charlie" Miller, age 81, of Montgomery, Michigan, passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, in Fremont, Indiana.Charlie was born on January 23, 1936 in Montgomery, Michigan, the son of Edwin and Mary (Dickinson) Miller, they preceded him in death.He graduated from Montgomery High School. Charlie was a lifetime farmer, and worked for Eckrich Foods in Quincy, Michigan for 25 years.He...
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Terry S. Rhoades

June 28, 1943 - June 30, 2017

Terry Steven Rhoades, age 74, of Angola, Indiana, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 30, 2017, at Northern Lakes Nursing Center, Angola, Indiana.He was born on June 28, 1943 in Bryan, Ohio, the son of George and Virginia (Nofziger) Rhoades. He graduated from Bryan High School in 1961, and later attended college. Terry worked as a Steel Salesman for most of his career. His last...
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Ilva M. Stuckey

August 2, 1927 - June 26, 2017

Ilva Mae Stuckey, age 89, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away Monday, June 26, 2017 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital, LaGrange, Indiana. She was born on August 2, 1927, the daughter of Serenus & Melinda (Ropp) Schrock, they preceded her in death.She married Maurice J. Stuckey on June 15, 1947, in Midland, Michigan.Most of her adult life, Ilva loved cooking and quilting. Her specialty was her pies...
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Anna Mae Easterday

June 30, 1934 - June 24, 2017

Anna Mae Easterday, age 82, of Round Rock, Texas, and formerly of Coldwater, Michigan, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the Round Rock Medical Center, Round Rock, Texas.She was born in Hillsdale County, Michigan on June 30, 1934, the daughter of George and Electa Mae (Eachues) Little.Anna Mae married Marion E. Easterday on August 30, 1952 in Angola, Indiana.She was raised in Camden,...
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Louise Fair

January 15, 1924 - June 22, 2017

Louise Fair, age 93, of Orland, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Lakeland Nursing Center, Angola, Indiana.Louise was born on January 15, 1924, in Gilead Township, in Branch County, Michigan, the daughter of Henry and Ona (Rubley) Merriman, they preceded her in death.Louise moved to Orland, Indiana when she was 10 years old, and graduated from Orland High School in 1942.She...
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Donald Edward Baral

July 25, 1964 - June 9, 2017

Donald Edward Baral, Jr., age 52, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017 at his residence, Lake George, Fremont, Indiana He was born on July 25, 1964, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the son of Donald E. and Susan K. (Stalf) Baral. Don graduated from Fort Wayne North High School in 1982, and later graduated from ITT in Fort Wayne in 1984.He had worked the...
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Raymond H. Strong

April 28, 1937 - June 7, 2017

Hershel Raymond "Ray" Strong, Jr., age 80, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville, Indiana. Ray was born on April 28, 1937 in Battle Creek, Michigan, the son of Hershel Raymond Strong, Sr., and Margaret (Shiery) Strong, they preceded him in death.He graduated from Lakeview High School, Battle Creek, Michigan.He retired after 27 years...
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Frances Watson

July 1, 1935 - June 3, 2017

Frances Watson, age 81, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away at her home on Saturday, June 3, 2017.She was born on July 1, 1935 in Smithville, Tennessee, the daughter of Oakley and Shirley Bell (Goolsby) Flat.Frances married Walter L. Watson on July 4, 1958 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.She was a member of the Clear Lake Bible Church, and was active in the Women's Missionary Society. She enjoyed sewing,...
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Jayne Eileen Shibler

January 21, 1942 - June 2, 2017

Jayne Eileen Shibler, age 75, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017, at Dupont Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana.She was born on January 21, 1942 in Ashley, Indiana, the daughter of Cecil Carl and Bessie (Perkins) Miller.Jayne graduated from Ashley High School. She was a very loving person, and loved nature and animals. Survivors include, her...
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Lynn Murray Munger

May 24, 1918 - May 29, 2017

Lynn Murray "Doc" Munger, 99, husband of Roswitha (Schiller) Munger, passed May 29, 2017 after a short illness. Lynn, the son of Roscoe Munger and Lola (Casebeer) Munger, was born at home in Nevada Mills, Indiana on May 24, 1918. Lynn enjoyed his childhood in Nevada Mills swimming, fishing and trapping along the fawn river. When Lynn was young, his grandfather Luther 'Dick' Casebeer...
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Pauline M. O'Donnell

February 27, 1931 - May 26, 2017

Pauline M. (Fleeman) O'Donnell, age 86, Fremont, Indiana, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017, at Lutheran Life Villages of Kendallville, Indiana.She was born on February 27, 1931, at Poplar Bluff, Missouri, the daughter of Oliver Martin and Marie (Reeder) Tripp, they preceded her in death.Pauline was a wonderful homemaker, her hobbies included, fishing, sewing, quilting, spending time with her...
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Milton H. Wright

July 17, 1927 - May 23, 2017

Milton Herbert Wright, age 89, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Northern Lakes Nursing Center, Angola, Indiana He was born July 17, 1927 to Jerry and Leora (Myers) Wright in White Pigeon, Michigan. He later attended school in Hudson, Michigan. Milton married Doris (Taylor) on August 15, 1948 in Munson, Michigan. They lived in Hudson,...
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Kathy Diane Mitchell

October 2, 1950 - May 20, 2017

Kathy Diane Mitchell, age, 66, of San Clemente, California, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017 in California.Graveside Services will be held at 12:00 Noon, Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Covenanter Cemetery, Fremont, Indiana.
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Joseph Rocco Martino

January 3, 1957 - May 18, 2017

Joseph "Joe" Rocco Martino, age 60, of Angola, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana.He was born on January 3, 1957 in Lafayette, Indiana, the son of Antonio and Lucille (Anastasia) Martino.Joe attended school in Riverside California, and later served in the United States Army. He married Cindy Elaine Knecht in Las Vegas, Nevada...
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Lester R. Cooper

September 17, 1922 - May 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, IN.
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Mary Catherine Mase

January 19, 1957 - May 16, 2017

Mary Catherine Mase, age 60, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at the Community Health Center of Branch County, Coldwater, Michigan. Mary was born on January 19, 1957 in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Richard and Burnetta (Wem) Hoffman, they preceded her in death.She graduated from Whitmer High School in 1975, and later graduated from Tri-State University.She married David...
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Barbara Lynn Stables

February 22, 1945 - May 16, 2017

"Bambi" Barbara Lynn Stables (nee Allen), 72, of Fremont, IN, went to be with the Lord from her home on May 16, 2017.She was the beloved wife of Lloyd "Jack" for 53 years; dear mother of Tammy Battaglia (Jim) and Kelly Trusty (Tom); and cherished grandmother, "Mimi", of Blake, Zach, Evan and Jimmy.She is also survived by her sister, Judy Stowe (Nick, deceased) and brother, Dan Allen; sisters...
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Clayton James Munger

August 16, 1959 - May 9, 2017

Clayton James Munger, 57, died Tuesday, May 9, 2017.Mr. Munger attended Fremont High School and furthered his education at Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Indiana. He owned and operated Munger's Nursery in Nevada Mills for many years. He was a member of Christ's Church at Lake Gage.He was born August 16, 1959, in Angola to Velda Jane (Inman) and Lynn Munger.Surviving...
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Maudie M. Greek

August 1, 1921 - May 8, 2017

Maudie M. Greek, age 95, of Allen, Michigan, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 8, 2017 at her home in Allen, Michigan with her family by her side. She was born on August 1, 1921 in Floyd County, Kentucky, the daughter of David and Evaline (Allen) Shepherd, they preceded her in death.She married Norman G. Greek on June 8, 1951 in Auburn, Indiana, he preceded her in death on November 11,...
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Nancy L. Stoy

February 19, 1952 - April 29, 2017

Nancy L. Stoy, age 65, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017, at her residence in Fremont, Indiana She was born on February 19, 1952, in Paulding, Ohio, the daughter of Jim and Nondas Green.She graduated from R. Nelson Snider High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana, graduating in 1970. Nancy married Timothy Paul Stoy on April 22, 1989 in Angola, Indiana...
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Wilma Keller

April 13, 1951 - April 27, 2017

Wilma Keller, age 66, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana She was born on April 13, 1951 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the daughter of Ramon and Esther Roman Feliciano, they preceded her in death. Wilma graduated from Fort Wayne Central High School. She married Ronald D. Keller on August...
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Pauline Neely

February 19, 1941 - April 20, 2017

Pauline Neely, age 76, of Angola, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Northern Lakes Nursing Center, Angola, Indiana.Pauline was born on February 19, 1941 in Knott County, Kentucky, the daughter of Manis and Lucy (Gibson) Bolen.She graduated from Fremont High School. She formerly lived at Jimmerson Lake, Fremont, Indiana, and formerly had attended the Assembly of God in Angola,...
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Helen L. Archer

July 25, 1922 - April 17, 2017

Helen L. Archer, age 94, of Commerce City, Colorado, formerly of Montgomery, Michigan, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017, at Mission San Miguel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Commerce City, Colorado.She was born on July 25, 1922 in Pittsford, Michigan, the daughter of John and Mary (McMillan) Easterday.Survivors include, her son, Steven (Helen) Facklam of Fort Wayne, Indiana, two...
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Olen L. English

February 12, 1938 - April 15, 2017

Olen L. English, age 79, of Angola, Indiana, formerly of Gilead Township, Michigan, passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at his home.Olen was born on February 12, 1938 in Bronson, Michigan, the son of Amos and Ethel (Harbaugh) English.He graduated from Coldwater High School in 1956. He grew up on a farm in Gilead Township, and helped with the farming, and milking cows, and developed a love...
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Bonnie Jean Randall

January 10, 1958 - April 6, 2017

Bonnie Jean Randall, age 59, of Orland, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana.Bonnie was born on January 10, 1958 in Montpelier, Ohio, the daughter of John and Wilda (Altvater) Taylor.She married Dennis D. Randall on October 6, 1975 in West Unity, Ohio.She was a member of the Gateway Church of the Nazarene in Angola, Indiana. ...
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James Clifford Millhouse

July 25, 1941 - March 18, 2017

James Clifford Millhouse, age 75, of Angola, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana.He was born on July 25, 1941 in Garrett, Indiana, the son of John Millhouse and Susan (Lung) Wilcox.He married Susan May (Lykins) on November 21, 1972 in Douglas, Wyoming.He was a longtime employee of Tom's Donuts. He was a member of Angola...
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Sylvia Elizabeth Dodge

July 6, 1922 - March 13, 2017

Sylvia E. Dodge, age 94, of Angola, Indiana, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017, at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, Angola, Indiana.She was born on July 6, 1922 in Pulaski County, Indiana, to the late Joseph Koebcke and Flora (Kaupke) Koebcke.She married Harold Bruce Dodge on October 10, 1939 in South Bend, Indiana.Mrs. Dodge was a homemaker, and also worked for Frontier School...
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William James Evans

September 1, 1925 - March 13, 2017

William James "Bill" Evans, age 91, of Ray, Indiana, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017 at Lakeland Nursing Center of Angola, Indiana with his family by his side. He was born on September 1, 1925 in Litchfield, Michigan, the son of James and Ethel Evans.Bill married Betty Jean Marckel on November 30, 1946 in Jackson, Michigan. He retired as traffic manager at the Midwest Foundry in Coldwater...
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Dustin John Crites

March 6, 1981 - March 12, 2017

Dustin John "Bunk" Crites, 36, passed away Sunday March 12th, from injuries sustained in a traffic accident. He was born March 6, 1981 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Mary and Kenny Crites. Dustin graduated from Fairview High School in 1999. His childhood was spent exploring the woods and farm at his home in Hicksville, Ohio. Dustin married Cassandra Blue on September 22, 2007. He worked at...
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Lynne Harold Grove

April 4, 1928 - March 8, 2017

Lynne Harold Grove, age 88, of Angola, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Northern Lakes Nursing Center, Angola, Indiana.He was born on April 4, 1928, in Jerome, Pennsylvania, the son of Charles and Cora (Bauman) Grove.He served our country in the US Navy during WWII. He was a member of the Angola American Legion Post #31. He also had attended the V.F.W. in Angola, Indiana.He...
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Patricia J. Logan

August 11, 1923 - March 7, 2017

Patricia June Logan, age 93, of Snow Lake, Fremont, Indiana, passed away at her home on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.She was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on August 11, 1923, the daughter of Walter and Ruth Beatrice (Swallow) Robbins.She married Melvin W. Logan on June 5, 1920 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.Survivors include, her son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Sharon Logan of Snow Lake, Fremont, Indiana, a...
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Ronald Thomas Goff

March 1, 1940 - March 5, 2017

Ronald Thomas Goff, age 77, of Orland, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Lakeland Nursing Center, Angola, Indiana.He was born on March 1, 1940 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, the son of Ronald Cliffton and Mary Eva (Fey) Goff.He graduated from Springfield Local High School in New Middletown, Ohio, Florida Beacon Bible College, Clearwater, Florida, and the American Television &...
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Suzanne Marie Soncrant

August 12, 1948 - March 2, 2017

Marie (Lesh) Soncrant, age 68, of Big Otter Lake, Fremont, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Northern Lakes Nursing Center, Angola, Indiana.Suzanne was born on August 12, 1948 in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Morton and Mary Ethel (Ducat) Lesh, they preceded her in death.She married Robert "Sonny" Soncrant on August 31, 1984 in Sylvania, Ohio.She was a retired chemist, and loved...
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Edward Louis Drake

September 29, 1942 - February 18, 2017

Edward L. Drake, age 74, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, IndianaEd was born on September 29, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Earl and Olivia Marie (Whiteman) Drake, they preceded him in death.He graduated from John Adams High School in South Bend, Indiana. He served our country during the Vietnam War in the US...
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Harry L. Wells

July 2, 1949 - February 12, 2017

Harry L. Wells, age 67, of Nevada Mills, Angola, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017, at the New Haven Care Center, New Haven, Indiana. Harry was born on July 2, 1949, in Angola, Indiana, the son of Harry Welcome and Juanita June (Lytle) Wells.He attended school in Orland and graduated from Fremont High School in 1969. Harry served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War,...
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Trees Fredrick Jackson

March 20, 1932 - February 10, 2017

Trees (Jack) Fredrick Jackson, age 84, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017, at Northern Lakes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Angola, Indiana. He was born on March 20, 1932, in Carthage, Indiana, the son of Trees C. and Iva F. (McCorkle) Jackson. He graduated from Carthage High School, Carthage, Indiana....
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Ronald Scott Gary

August 5, 1959 - February 7, 2017

Ronald Scott Gary, age 57, of Fremont, Indiana, went into the arms of our Lord God on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.Ron was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on August 5, 1959. He lived in Fremont, Indiana, graduating from Fremont High School in 1977, and he served our country in the United States Air Force. He worked for many years as a software developer. He enjoyed traveling, playing guitar, going...
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Robert Lee Workman

July 6, 1934 - February 2, 2017

Robert Lee "Bob" Workman, age 82, of Orland, Indiana, passed away Thursday, February 2, 2017 at his Residence, with his family by his side. Bob was born on July 6, 1934 in Bluffton, Indiana, the son of James and Helen (Steison) Workman. Robert married Virginia Elaine Quick on March 21, 1952 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.He attended Bluffton High School.He was a retired...
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Olivia Rayne Phibbs

January 18, 2017 - January 18, 2017

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Walter Lawrence Pinkelman

August 29, 1926 - January 16, 2017

Walter L. Pinkelman, age 90, of Barton Lake, Fremont, Indiana, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017, at his residence. Walter was born on August 29, 1926 in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Theodore and Henrietta (King) Pinkelman, they preceded him in death. He graduated from Central Catholic High School, Toledo, Ohio. He later served our country in the Army during the...
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Anna Belle Forrester

May 4, 1929 - January 16, 2017

Anna Belle Forrester, age, 87, of Elkhart, Indiana, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017, at Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart, Indiana.She was born on May 4, 1929 in Angola, Indiana, the daughter of Alva and Ollie Grace (Elliott) Allen.She graduated from Fremont High School. She was resident of Elkhart, Indiana, and was formerly of Fremont, Indiana, and had also lived in Coldwater, Michigan,...
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Donald Edward Bowers

June 26, 1950 - January 12, 2017

Donald Edward Bowers, age 66, of Pleasant Lake, Indiana, and formerly of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at his home, on Thursday, January 12, 2017.Don was born in Defiance, Ohio on June 26, 1950.After attending school in Bryan, he joined and served in the United States Army, during the Vietnam War. He worked most of his life as a salesman, representing several companies including, Pepsi and Hostess...
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William David Stamann

March 14, 1954 - January 7, 2017

William David Stamann, age 62, of Fremont, Indiana formerly of Saginaw, Michigan, passed away at his residence, on January 7, 2017. He was born on March 14, 1954 in Saginaw, Michigan.He served our Country in the US Army. He worked as a mechanic, and was the owner of B & B Auto for 22 years. He had recently moved to Indiana. He loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting, and enjoyed riding his...
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Dennis Dale Phillips

July 28, 1953 - January 4, 2017

Dennis Dale Phillips, age 63, of Coldwater Lake, Michigan, formerly of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at his home.Dennis was born on July 28, 1953, the son of James and Mavis (Warnock) Phillips.He graduated from Plano High School, Plano Texas, and also from International Business College, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He served our Country in the United States Navy...
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Paul Allen Russell,

July 28, 1956 - January 4, 2017

Paul Allen Russell, Jr, age 60, of Angola, Indiana, and formerly of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, with his family by his side, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana.Paul was born on July 28, 1956 in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Paul Allen and Donna (Colledge) Russell.Paul worked as a carpenter, and was the owner of Paul Russell Construction.He collected...
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Patrick Michael Bushman

August 19, 1965 - January 3, 2017

Patrick Michael Bushman, age 51, of Wildwood, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, Florida.He was born on August 19, 1965 in Bluffton, Indiana, the son of Lawrence "Wayne" and Betty (Mills) Bushman, they preceded him in death.Patrick had attended school in Hamilton, Indiana, and Tonopah, Nevada.He formerly worked for the State Highway...
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Joyce Marlene Bellner

November 6, 1941 - December 28, 2016

Joyce Marlene (Quinlan) Bellner, age 75, of Lake Placid, Florida, formerly of Clear Lake, Fremont, Indiana, and Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at Florida Hospital, Sebring, Florida.Joyce was born on November 6, 1941 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the daughter of Joseph & Virginia (Oetting) Quinlan. She married Philip S. Bellner on February 24, 1962, in Fort Wayne,...
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Thomas Dickey Whitsett

January 16, 1941 - December 26, 2016

Thomas D. Whitsett, age 75, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016 at Borgess Hospital, Kalamazoo, Michigan.He was born on January 16, 1941 in Fayetteville, Tennessee, the son of Morgan & Ruth (Dickey) Whitsett.He was a truck driver for Consolidated Freightways for many years. He enjoyed NASCAR, and was a Dale Earnhart, Jr. fan, and enjoyed car collecting.Tom married...
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Sharon M. Baldwin

September 6, 1936 - December 24, 2016

Sharon M. Baldwin, 80, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016 in Ft. Wayne, IN.Born in Rushville, IN on September 6, 1936 to Robert and Grace Sutton (deceased). Resident of Snow Lake, Fremont, IN and formerly of Gary, IN (Miller Beach); married to William W. Baldwin on June 25, 1975.She retired from the Gary Community School Corporation (and East Allen County Schools) after 35 years of combined...
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Ron Dean Stimmel

July 22, 1952 - December 22, 2016

Ron D. Stimmel, age 64, of Granger, Indiana, formerly of Fremont, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2016, at the Center for Hospice of South Bend, South Bend, Indiana.Ron was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on July 22, 1952, the son of Elmer Eugene and Shirley (Languell) Stimmel.Ron graduated from Fremont High School 1970, and the Indiana Military Academy in 1970.He was a commissioned...
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