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Obituaries from the Fort Wayne News Sentinel February 11, 1994

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Obituaries from the Fort Wayne News Sentinel February 11, 1994

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Posted: 26 Jul 2006 10:43AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
News-Sentinel, The (Fort Wayne, IN)
February 11, 1994
Section: FIRST SECTION
Edition: FINAL
Page: 8A
Memo:Obituaries



CITY, AREA AND OTHER DEATHS MICHAEL L. BUTLER SR.

44, of Fort Wayne died Monday at home.

The Fort Wayne native was a veteran of the Vietnam War and an employee of Kmart.
Surviving are daughters, Jessie Butler, Idrissa Butler, LaKendra Butler and Lisa Smith, all of Fort Wayne; sons, Richard, Shon , Michael Jr. and Mirishi , all of Fort Wayne; sisters, Roberta Butler and Debra Butler-Paige, both of Fort Wayne; brothers, James, Teddy and Allen, all of Fort Wayne; and seven grandchildren.

Services were today in Sanders Mortuary, with burial in Lindenwood Cemetery.
LUELLA FERRELL

79, of Fort Wayne died Wednesday in Parkview Memorial Hospital.

The Estill Springs, Tenn., native was the widow of James, who died in 1985. Surviving are daughters, Mary C. Richards and Juanita Madison, both of Fort Wayne, and Anita Coe of Hollywood, Fla.; sons, Leon M. Jones and Billy J. Jones, both of Fort Wayne; 23 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.

There are no services or calling in Hockemeyer Funeral Home, Harlan.
CLEON FLECK

85, of Fort Wayne died Wednesday in Life Care Center.

The Whitley County native retired in 1974 after teaching American history at high schools in Silver Lake, Columbia City, and Central and North Side in Fort Wayne. He was a veteran of the Navy, a member of First Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne Federation of Teachers and Phi Delta Kappa fraternity, and former editor of The Bulletin of the Whitley County Historical Society. His wife, Ruth M., died in 1982.

Surviving is a sister, Pauline E. Mink of South Whitley.

Memorial services are 1 p.m. tomorrow in the church, where calling will follow the services. Arrangements are by Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
COLIN MICHAEL GLASPER

2, of Fort Wayne died yesterday in Major Hospital, Shelbyville.

Surviving are his parents, Debra and R. Michael Glasper of Fort Wayne; a brother, Russell at home; stepbrothers, Clifton and Robert, both at home; and grandparents, Marcella and Elmer Kukelhan of Hoagland, and Gloria and Robert Glasper of Fort Wayne.

Services are 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in Trinity Lutheran Church, with burial in Highland Park Cemetery. Calling is 9 to 11 a.m. tomorrow in C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, 1327 Wells St.

Preferred memorials are gifts to St. Joseph Medical Center's special care nursery or the Crisis Pregnancy Center.
REV. KENNETH M. GOULD

87, of Fort Wayne died yesterday in Parkview Memorial Hospital.

The Hastings, Pa., native retired in 1973 as a minister of the Christian Church. He had served churches in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, Canada, and Gary. He was a member of Washington Lodge 265 F&AM and the Scottish Rite. Surviving are his wife, Dorothea R.; a daughter, Patricia L. Gerkin of Lansing, Mich.; sisters, Wave Sunderlin and Elma Gould, both of Cresson, Pa.; a brother, Lynn of Hollidaysburg, Pa.; and three grandchildren.

Services are Tuesday in Lebanon Christian Church, Lee Hall, Va., with burial in the church cemetery. Local arrangements are by E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, New Haven.

Preferred memorials are gifts to Golden Years Homestead or Johnson Bible College in Knoxville, Tenn.
CHARLES A. HILL

63, of Fort Wayne died yesterday at home.

The Fort Wayne native was a veteran of the Korean War and retired last year as manager of advanced software for Magnavox Government and Industrial Electronics after 28 years.

Surviving are his wife, Judith G.; daughters, Catherine A. Tarka and Jennifer L. Hill, both of Fort Wayne; a son, Charles A. of Louisville, Ky.; his mother, Grace Grinter of Jackson, Mich.; a sister, Betty Hempstone of Jackson; a brother, Donald Grinter, Lake Forest, Ill.; and a grandchild.

Services are 1 p.m. tomorrow in D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road, where calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery.

Preferred memorials are gifts to Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice Foundation or the Allen County Cancer Society.
REV. ARMIN C. OLDSEN

83, of Fort Wayne died Wednesday in Naples, Fla.

The Addison, Ill., native was a regular speaker on "The Lutheran Hour" radio program from 1951-1953, authored two books and in 1953, received the George Washington honor medal from the Freedom Foundation.

He began his pastorate in 1932 in St. Paul Lutheran Church, San Antonio, Texas, where he also taught in the church school. In 1940, he was appointed to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Valparaiso, and also taught at Valparaiso University. He became pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Lakewood, and later served as head of the religion department of Concordia High School in Fort Wayne. In 1966, he was assigned to Trinity Lutheran Church in Auburn.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn; sons, Richard L. of Fremont, and Ronald C., Robert D. and Roy D., all of Fort Wayne; brothers, Gilbert of Batavia, N.Y., and Gerold of Grand Junction, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services are 2 p.m. Monday in Clear Lake Lutheran Church, Fremont. Calling is 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday in D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., and 1 to 2 p.m. Monday in the church.

Preferred memorials are gifts to Oldsen Permanent Library Fund at Concordia Seminary, Fort Wayne, or Clear Lake Lutheran Church.
ERNEST JOSEPH SANDERS

73, of Fort Wayne - Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. John Baptist Church, with burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Calling is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Sanders Mortuary, 831 E. Jefferson Blvd.
JOSEPH PAUL SMITH JR.

58, of Fort Wayne died Wednesday at home.

The Fort Wayne native was a service technician for Rose Exterminator Co. and widower of Janice L., who died last year.

Surviving are daughters, Diana R. Cavanaugh of Indianapolis, and Terri Hargis and Kathy Clemons, both of Fort Wayne; sons, Thomas P. and Randall, both of Fort Wayne; his mother, Ruthleen Smith of Fort Wayne; and four grandchildren.

Services are 2 p.m. tomorrow in D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., where calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Entombment will be in Covington Memorial Gardens.

Preferred memorials are gifts to the family.
LEROY TURNER

52, of Fort Wayne died yesterday in Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

The Montgomery, Ala., native was an employee of Zollner Corp. and a veteran of the Army.

Surviving are his wife, Jeanette; a daughter, LaVonda Turner of Fort Wayne; sons, Ronald Humphrey and Regionald Humphrey, both of Fort Wayne; sisters, Rosie Kelso, Lilly Lyons and JoeAnn Turner, all of Fort Wayne; brothers, Jessie, Willie and Kenneth, all of Fort Wayne, and C.L. of Houston, Texas; and a grandchild.

Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday in Greater Progressive Baptist Church, with burial in Highland Park Cemetery. Calling is 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Sanders Mortuary, 831 E. Jefferson Blvd.
BARBARA A. SAMS

60, of Fort Wayne died yesterday in St. Joseph Medical Center.

The Sidney, Ohio native worked at Bowmar Instrument Corp. for 22 years, and was a member of Prayer Baptist Church of Winchester Road and Women's International Bowling Congress.

Surviving are her husband, Frank J.; a daughter, Melanie Wilson of Fort Wayne; a son, Keith A. of Fort Wayne; her mother, Velma C. Griffis of Sidney, a sister, Sharon Emrick of Sidney, brothers, Harold E. Griffis and Paul E. Griffis, both of Sidney; and three grandchildren.

Services are 10 a.m. Monday in the church, with burial in Highland Park Cemetery. Calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., and 9 to 10 a.m. Monday in the church.

Preferred memorials are gifts to the church building fund.
ADRIAN L. BAKER

59, of Florida died Wednesday in Florida.

The former Decatur resident was a veteran of the Air Force.

Surviving are his wife, Pauline; daughters, Cynthia Bertsch of Decatur and Beth Hitchcock of Monroe; and six grandchildren.

Services were today in Florida.

Preferred memorials are gifts to the American Cancer Society.
DAVID L. BARGER

58, of Barrington, Ill., died Wednesday.

The former Angola resident was a sales representative for Explorer Vans and a veteran of the Army.

Surviving are daughters, Kimberly Barger of Mishawaka and Sally A. Barger of Fort Wayne; and brothers, Michael and Barton, both of Indianapolis.

Services are 2 p.m. Sunday in Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, where calling is 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday.
JACK C. BOUSE

66, of Bluffton died yesterday in Wells Community Hospital.

He retired in 1989 from Sterling Casting Co. after 38 years and was a rural paper carrier for The News-Sentinel for 25 years.

Surviving are his wife, Joan; daughters, Linda Claghorn and Pam Carter, both of Bluffton; a son, Terry L. of Bluffton; a sister, Harriett Mohler of Bluffton; a brother, Rex of Bluffton; seven grandchildren; and a great- grandchild.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday in Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home, Bluffton, where calling is 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in Stahl Cemetery.

Preferred memorials are gifts to the American Diabetes Association.
ROBERT FEIGEL

80, of Huntington died Wednesday in Huntington Memorial Hospital.

The Portland native was a retiree of PHD Inc.

Surviving are his wife, Annabel; a daughter, Judith Dunsmore of Knightstown; a son, James of Marathon, Fla.; stepsons, Kent Mick of Fort Wayne and Dennis Mick of Huntington; a brother, Theran of Tucson, Ariz.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services are 10 a.m. tomorrow in Hart Funeral Home, Huntington, where calling is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, with a Masonic memorial service at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery.

Preferred memorials are gifts to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children in Chicago.
L D FIFER

80, of Hamilton died Wednesday in Cameron Memorial Community Hospital.

The Pleasant Lake native retired from Dana Corp./Weatherhead Division in 1978 and was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Mildred; a daughter, LaDora MacDonald of Panama City, Fla.; sons, Ross of Waterloo and Glen of Hamilton; a sister, Alta Burrell of Fremont; a brother, Wilbur "Bud" of Hamilton; and nine grandchildren.

Services are 2 p.m. tomorrow in Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home, Hamilton, where calling is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today, with a Masonic memorial service at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

Preferred memorials are gifts to Hamilton Fish and Game Club or a charity.
HAYES LEE MCCLISH

75, of Kendallville died yesterday in McCray Memorial Hospital.

The Ashley native was a veteran of World War II and retired in 1981 as supervisor of Kendallville Foundry.

Surviving are his wife, Lillian L.; sons, Arthur W. of Columbia City, Dan L. of Middletown, Ohio, Fred T. of Bluffton and Bill G. of New Haven; and a half brother, Carl Folk of Ligonier.

Services are 11 a.m. tomorrow in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville, where calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Burial will be in Fairfield Center Cemetery.

Preferred memorials are gifts to Helmer United Methodist Church building fund.
SCOTT N. OSTRANDER

22, of Angola was murdered Jan. 31.

The Angola native was a projectionist at the Strand Theater.

Surviving are his wife, Ronda; a daughter, Lana M. at home; sons, Kevin S. and Kyle L., both at home; his mother, Theresa L. Lewis-Ostrander of Angola; his father, Irwin M. of Angola; sisters, Jackie Williams of Arkansas, Sheri Bush of Fremont, and Theresa Ostrander and Ilajeanna Ostrander, both of Angola; and brothers, Mike Ostrander and Max Ostrander, both of Angola, Harvey Beavers of Mesa, Ariz., and Ken Beavers of Tucson, Ariz.

Services are 11 a.m. tomorrow in Fairview Missionary Church, Angola, with burial in Circle Hill Cemetery. Calling is 9 to 11 a.m. tomorrow in the church. Arrangements are by Klink Funeral Home, Angola.

Preferred memorials are gifts to the children.
PAUL E. STEIDER

51, of LaGrange died yesterday of injuries sustained in a single semi-truck accident on U.S. 20 in Steuben County.

The Conneaut Lake, Pa., native was a truck driver.

Surviving are his wife, RoyAnn; a daughter, Nicole Wenzel of LaGrange; sons, Christopher of Shipshewana and Matthew of LaGrange; sisters, Mary Fast of Ketchener, Ontario, Joan Wenger of Ontario, Calif., Margaret Steider of Meadville, Pa., Dorothy Donmire of Seneca, Pa., and Barbara Claude of Erie, Pa.; brothers, Robert of Conneaut Lake, Richard of LaGrange and David of Warren, Ohio; and a grandchild.

Services are 10 a.m. Monday in Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana, with burial in the church cemetery. Calling is 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the church. Arrangements are by Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange.

Preferred memorials are gifts to the church.
EDWARD L. WALTERS

67, of Maben, Miss., died Monday in Webster General Hospital, Eupora, Miss.

The former Decatur resident was president of Monte Glove Co.

Surviving are his wife, Marjorie; and sons, Randolph of Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Richard of Maben and Roland of Bristol, Wis.

Graveside services are 10 a.m. tomorrow in Decatur Cemetery. Calling is 6 to 8 p.m. today in Haggard & Armes Funeral Home, Decatur.
ELAINE V. WYATT

74, of Angola died Wednesday at home.

She retired in 1982 from DeVilbiss Corp. in Angola and was the widow of Claren, who died in 1968.

Surviving are daughters, Phyllis Brodhead of Leesburg, Fla., and Tammy Brown of Angola; sons, Ed of Angola and Keith of Quincy, Mich.; a sister, Wilma Gayer of Edon, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services are 11 a.m. tomorrow in Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, where calling is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today. Burial will be in Circle Hill Cemetery.
CALVIN P. ZEEDYK

65, of Churubusco died Wednesday in St. Joseph Medical Center.

He retired in 1990 as a driver for Lend-Lease Inc., formerly worked at Fortmyers Inc. and was a veteran of the Navy.

Surviving are his wife, Betty; a daughter, Rita Harpel of Waynesville, Mo.; sons, Richard of San Antonio, Texas, and Randy of Fort Wayne; a brother, Donald of Kendallville; and seven grandchildren.

Services are 2 p.m. tomorrow in Orr Funeral Home, Churubusco, where calling is 2 to 8 p.m. today, with a Masonic memorial service at 8 p.m. Bural will be in Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.

Preferred memorials are gifts to Churubusco Masonic Lodge.
AILEEN HALL-SHOAFF

of Largo, Fla., died Tuesday. The Fort Wayne native was the widow of Fred B. Jr. Surviving are three daughters, two sons, six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Services were in Florida.

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