Waynedale Obituaries

The latest obituaries of Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana residents can be found here as well as wake, visitation and burial information. Feel free to share your condolences as a comment.

WALTER D. MANES, 86

WALTER D. MANES, 86, of Fort Wayne passed away Monday, July 4, 2016. He was born on February 15, 1930 to the late Delbert E. and Bessie L. (Flickenger) Manes. He served in the U.S. Army. He worked at Slater Steel and was a member of Waynedale United Methodist Church.

Surviving family includes his sons, Walter Kurt, Greg and Brad Manes; his new sweetheart, Charlene Bloom; sister, Harriett Van Hoozen.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in passing by his wife, Eleanor L. (Harshman) Manes; a...

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PAUL D. SILLS, 74, of Fort Wayne passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2016. He was born on September 6, 1941 in Decatur, a son of the late Ross and Ethel (Bolinger) Sills. He attended Elmhurst High School. He retired as a truck driver from Summit City Trucking.

He was a lifelong member of Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren. He was the owner and operator of S & S Custom Cut Lumber and enjoyed spending time creating unique works out of the wood.

Surviving family include his wife, Aletha Sills...

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ROBERT R. LUCE, 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital. He was born August 25, 1929 in Fort Wayne to the late William and Esther (Nickles) Luce. He retired after 52 years, having worked as a heavy equipment operator and truck driver for L. W. Dailey and S. E. Johnson. He was a U. S. Army Veteran, a member of the VFW and enjoyed working on old cars.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Marjorie A. Luce of Fort Wayne; sons, Michael Lee (Susan) Sparks of Las...

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MARCIA DENISE SMITHSON, 56

MARCIA DENISE SMITHSON, left us unexpectedly on February 2, 2016, at the age of 56.

A celebration of her life will be on July 16, 2016 at 2pm at the Patterson’s, 4622 Kyle Road, Fort Wayne, IN.

Come or send your memories. Call Leslie Patterson if you will be there for the informal gathering and lunch at 260-416-8631.

DARLENE L. ADAMS, 68, of Fort Wayne, went to be with God on Monday, June 13, 2016. She was a daughter of the late Roy and Frieda Richerson. She attended Elmhurst High School and “Streets of Waynedale”. She was a member of American Legion Post #241 and AMVETS Post #33. She loved nature and animals.

Surviving family include her siblings, Jerry (Julie), Juno (Carole), Donna Richerson and Betty Levy; several nieces and nephews; and her three dogs, Hoppie, Cheeka, and Jazzy.

She was also preceded...

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AMES ARTHUR “ROOSTER” CASSELL, 61

JAMES ARTHUR “ROOSTER” CASSELL, 61, of Fort Wayne, died on Sunday, May 29, 2016, at St. Joseph Hospital. James graduated from New Haven High School and was employed with BF Goodrich for many years from which he retired. James “Rooster” was a DJ and enjoyed oldies and 50s music. He was a member of the Carriage House and a founding member of Classic Fort Wayne Media. He was also delivered The Waynedale News for many years.

He is survived by his loving wife, Belinda (Crowell) Cassell of Fort...

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