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Joan Swihart

Jul 16, 1936 - Nov 29, 2023

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Fort Wayne, IN

Joan Barbara Swihart, Fort Wayne IN, passed away November 29, 2023, she was 87. She was born July 16, 1936, in Chicago, to John and Theresa (Altman) Hensler. She was the youngest of eight children, William, Susan, Bob, John, Mary, Don and Frank. Growing up in Fort Wayne, she had many fond memories of playing at Foster Park. She graduated from Central Catholic High School and was a member of St Jude Catholic Church. A compassionate and devoted Mother, she is survived by her children, Andy (Diane)...Read More

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Bethany Mae Fluke

Nov 10, 1978 - Feb 24, 2024

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Fort Wayne, IN

Bethany Mae Fluke of Winona Lake, Indiana went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 24, 2024. She passed away at Stillwater Hospice in Fort Wayne, Indiana, at the age of 45. She was born on November 10, 1978, in Warsaw, Indiana to Don and Cindi (Herman) Fluke. Bethany was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, where she was a 1997 graduate of Warsaw Community High School, attended Grace College in Winona Lake, and was a member of Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, where she enjoyed attending with her family. Bethany dedicated most of her life fearlessly fighting against epilepsy. She led the way in pioneering treatments and research for epilepsy at the Cleveland Clinic, all while maintaining a steadfast faith in the Lord Jesus. She will forever be lovingly remembered by her parents, Don and Cindi Fluke (Winona Lake, IN); sister, Kim (Jared) Meidal (Mainville, OH); and her grandfather, Ken Herman. Also surviving are three nephews, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and her favorite Corgi, Jimmie Bean. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Max Fluke in 2014, Mary Ellen Fluke in 2015; and her maternal grandmother, Kathryn “Kathy” Herman in 2016. Friends and family may visit from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana. Bethany’s life will be celebrated with a service at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 1, 2024, at Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, 1200 Kings Highway, Winona Lake, Indiana and officiated by Pastor Bruce Barlow and Pastor John Teevan. She will be laid to rest at Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw, Indiana with a private family graveside service. Memorial contributions in Bethany’s memory should be payable to the "Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Center" and may be given to the funeral home or the church. Bethany's parents will deliver the gifts to the Center personally at a later date. To to the family or in memory of Bethany Mae Fluke, please

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Ellen D. Kasales

Oct 08, 1931 - Feb 24, 2024

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Fort Wayne, IN

Ellen D. Kasales, age 92, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2024. Ellen was born in Greensboro, NC.

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Patricia J. (Sherman) Woehnker

Feb 04, 1928 - Feb 23, 2024

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Fort Wayne, IN

Patricia J. (Sherman) Woehnker, 96, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024. Pat was born on February 4, 1928 in Fort Wayne. She was the daughter of the late Hubert C. and Dona M. (Martin) Sherman. She attended St. Andrew’s Catholic School and Central Catholic High School and graduated in 1946. She attended Mount Mary University in Milwaukee for a year. She married her high school sweetheart Edward “Butch” Woehnker on January 22, 1949. They celebrated 72 years of marriage in 2021. Pat will be remembered for her sense of humor. She and Butch enjoyed sunsets and daily happy hours with either Manhattans or Gin and Tonics! Surviving family include her children, Mike, Mark (Patti) of Colts Neck, NJ, Nick (Carol), Lori Witte, and Greg (Wendy); grandchildren, Matthew (Jackie) of Shrewsbury, NJ, Craig (Katie) of Shrewsbury, NJ, Brittany (Dan) De Wyse, Kelsey (JT) Walsh of Shrewsbury NJ, Courtney Witte, Erik, Johnny (Leah); and great grandchildren, Hayden Grace Emrick, Brett Woehnker, Jake Woehnker, Abigail Patricia Woehnker, Tommy and Ryan Walsh all of Shrewsbury NJ; brother, Dennis (Sharon) Sherman of North Palm Beach, FL; and brother-in-law Steve Steckbeck. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward in 2021; and sister, Marilyn Sherman Steckbeck in 2016. Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2024, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 10700 Aboite Center Rd., Fort Wayne, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2024, at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne, with a Rosary Service at 1:45 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church or Eleos Hospice. Condolences and memories may be left at www.divinemercyfuneralhome.com.

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Daniel G. Anderson

Aug 16, 1957 - Feb 18, 2024

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Fort Wayne, IN

Daniel G. Anderson, 66, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2024. He was born on Friday, August 16, 1957 to the late Richard G. and Janice (Smith) Anderson in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Daniel was a manager at Kenney Machinery for 20+ years. If he wasn't working, or helping friends and family, you would find him in the man cave drinking a cold one and plotting his next action, priority, or joke to be played. Daniel loved being outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, bonfires, and grilling. Daniel had a love for dogs since childhood, his latest four legged child being Whiskey Rose. He also loved his country, demonstrating that love with his time spent in the Army and flying the flag proudly in his yard. Daniel is survived by his wife, Shiela Anderson; children, Danyel Kryder, Daniel Junior, Kelly Anderson, William Young, and Shane Phillips; 19 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and siblings Rick, Steve, Keith, Robert, Mark, Rob, Jack, and Teri. He is preceded in his passing by his parents; and siblings Minnie, Cheryl, Becky and Dale. A visitation for Daniel will be held Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 1:00 pm to 4:00pm at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, 6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46819, followed by a service beginning at 4:00 pm.

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Phillip L. Roth

Nov 20, 1942 - Feb 21, 2024

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Fort Wayne, IN

Phillip L. Roth, 81, of Fort Wayne passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 in Fort Wayne. He was born on November 20, 1942, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Graduate of Northside High School class of 1961. He received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. Phil worked at Nickel Plate Railroad for several years prior to becoming a teacher. He was an avid train collector, enjoyed the bell phones and organ music, especially the pipe organ. He is survived by his brother, Stan (Gretchen) Roth; and some cousins, nieces, and nephews. Phil was preceded in passing by his wife, Georgette Roth; son, Eric Roth; and his parents. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral home 6424 Winchester Road Fort Wayne, Indiana 46819. Contributions in Phillip's memory may be made to the Embassy Theater Foundation or Fort Wayne Railroad Historic Society.

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Gilbert Brian Walker

Mar 09, 1946 - Feb 24, 2024

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Fort Wayne, IN

Gilbert Brian Walker, age 77, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2024. Gilbert was born in Kalamazoo.

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Bruce Robert DeVore

Nov 27, 1953 - Feb 21, 2024

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Fort Wayne, IN

Bruce Robert DeVore, age 70, of Fort Wayne, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, February 21, at his home. He was born November 27, 1953 in Muskegon, Michigan to the late Robert and Jeanette DeVore. Bruce graduated from Mona Shores High School prior to being drafted by the United States Army. During his deployment, Bruce was stationed in Korea and Panama and was instrumental in establishing secure communications for former President Jimmy Carters visit. He enjoyed his time spent in Panama, especially 4-wheeling through the Panamanian jungles. Following his service, Bruce earned his Electronics Degree from Muskegon Community College and began his career with GTE. On August 29, 1981 he would marry the love of his life, Deb Beeman, in Holton, Michigan. Bruce retired from the telecommunications industry after 25 years with Verizon. During his retirement, Bruce pursued many passions and interests but enjoyed caving perhaps the most. A former member of NSS, he also enjoyed fly fishing, riding his Harley and was a member of the Fort Wayne and Muskegon HOG Chapters, camping and travel, particularly spending time in Southern Indiana. His latest interest was HAM radio, callsign K8BGU, and enjoyed watching the Food Network and various cooking shows; even building a smoker and smoking various meats and fish. Bruce is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Deb; son, Michael (Natalie) DeVore; siblings, Geri Denslow, James (Clemz) Weber, Robert DeVore, and Scott (Kellie) Fisher; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Leland DeVore. Celebration of Life is 3:00 pm, Saturday, March 2 at D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Lakeside Park, 1140 Lake Avenue, Fort Wayne with visitation one hour prior. Memorial Contributions may be directed to Shepherd's House, 519 Tennessee Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46805; Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum, P.O. Box 26, Arcola, IN 46704 or Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana, P.O. Box 5, Huntertown, IN 46748 . Fond Memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared below for the DeVore Family.

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Lucinda Ann Fox Graham

Nov 07, 1978 - Feb 23, 2024

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Fort Wayne, IN

Lucinda "Lucy" Ann Fox Graham, age 45, died peacefully at home on February 23, 2024, after a long battle with lung cancer. Lucy was born on November 7, 1978, to Wayne Clyde Fox and Carolyn Ann Elliott Fox of Fort Wayne, IN and married Gregory Morris Graham on January 8, 2011, in Fort Wayne, IN. Lucy brought light to everyone who knew her. Her only flaw was allowing her non-writer relatives to compose this tribute. Lucy was full of wit, sass, and humor. She loved prose and taught AP Lit and Lang. She was well-loved by her students, in spite of the fact that she taught English. She shared her love of language with her children, who all have impressive vocabularies. She loved mushroom hunting, real butter and sledding with her kids. She championed the underdog and went out of her way to show compassion to others, a trait she passed on to her children. She was kind and welcoming to all she met. Lucy was an honest and genuine friend; she was the kind of friend that was always there for you and told you what you needed to hear. Lucy’s beautiful smile, laughter, love, and charm will be missed by all who were blessed to know her. Lucy loved her family fiercely. She is survived by her spouse, Greg Graham; sons Gabe Vohs and Luke Vohs; daughters, Anne Graham and Haley Graham; mother, Carolyn Fox; brother, Daniel (Marne) Fox; and many extended family members. She was preceded in death by her father, Wayne Fox; brother, Randall “Randy” Fox; and cousin, Jim Baughman. Friends and family can gather to celebrate Lucy’s life at 3:00 pm, Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at Fairhaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 6557 N. Clinton St. with calling two hours prior beginning at 1:00 pm. Calling also 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.fairhavenfortwayne.com

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James S. Moore Jr.

Sep 13, 1969 - Feb 23, 2024

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Fort Wayne, IN

James S. “Bub” Moore Jr., 54 of Monroeville, Indiana passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024 at Parkview Regional Medical Center – Ft. Wayne.He was born on September 13, 1969 in Muncie, Indiana to the late James Moore Sr. and the late Mary Gail (Fosnight) Moore. Bub was a 1988 graduate of Muncie Central High School. He was employed by the Monroeville Box and Pallet for several years before he was diagnosed with cancer, which led to him becoming disabled. He also worked at the Flying J Truckstop in New Haven.Bub appreciated being outside and helping people. He was a very hard worker and loved his family along with animals. In his free time, he found relaxation in cooking, fishing, and being involved with nature. He also found pleasure in work projects around the home. One of his greatest accomplishments was finishing a front porch railing at his house.Survivors include his brother, BJ (Stella) Moore of Monroeville, Indiana; brother, James Martin Black of Jacksonville, Florida; sister, Connie (Jose) Stanley of Indianapolis, Indiana; sister, Pamela “Suzie” Moore of Muncie, Indiana; sister, Tina Moore of Muncie, Indiana; sister, Ashlie (Jole) Velazquez of Indianapolis, Indiana. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, including nephew, Dakota Addington with whom he had a special bond.He was preceded in death by his parents.Per the family’s wishes, there will be no visitation or services.Preferred memorials can be made payable to Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home and mailed to 520 North Second Street, Decatur, IN 46733 and will be used for cremation expenses.Arrangements are by the Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Jacobs Chapel, Monroeville, Indiana

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Colleen Ruth Troxel

Jul 31, 1931 - Feb 21, 2024

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Fort Wayne, IN

Colleen Ruth Troxel, age 92, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. A graveside service for Colleen will be held Tuesday, February 27, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Lindenwood Cemetery, 2324 West Main Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46808.

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