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.

MARTHENA WARD, 92

MARTHENA WARD, 92, of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Kingston Residence. She was born September 16, 1923 in Fairmont, Indiana to the late John A. and Mae (Shugart) Painter. She worked as a secretary at Essex, retiring after 50 years. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and a member at Waynedale United Methodist Church where she also served as church secretary.

Surviving are her sister, Norma Jean (Nolan) Spence of Marion; sister in law, Lois Painter of Fairmount, IN...

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GLEN RICHARD CRIST, JR., 63, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at his home. He was born July 6, 1953 in Fort Wayne to Glen Richard and Loretta (Smith) Crist, Sr. He had worked for many companies through the years, including his father’s painting and wall papering company, ITT, and Corum.

He is survived by his father; wife, Kelly Jo Crist; children, Kimberly (Tom) Steveson and Jonathon (Jade) Crist; sisters, Jacque (Gary) Neumann and Sue (James) Kuehler; five granddaughters; and...

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JERRY VERNON NUTTLE, 61

JERRY VERNON NUTTLE, 61, of Fort Wayne, passed away July 20, 2016 at his residence. He was born June 9, 1955 in Fort Wayne to the late Clarence and Ellen (Stuart) Nuttle. He worked as a machinist at Zollner Piston for 34 years. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela J. Nuttle of Fort Wayne; children, David Haas of Fort Wayne, Timothy Haas of Auburn, and Tara Haas of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, David (Samantha) Haas, Kasey (Justin)...

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Obit Gerke

RUTHANN GERKE, 87, passed away and entered Heaven on Thursday, July 21, 2016. She was born June 24, 1929 to the late Robert and Anna Bixler.

She was a loving and kind mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Surviving are her sons, Pastor Robert (Linda) Gerke and James (Cynthia) Gerke; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one great great grandson; and special cousin, Joan (Robert) Eledge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter W. Gerke in 2000; son, Michael Gerke in...

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NEALIE “MARIE” JOHNSON, 86

NEALIE “MARIE” JOHNSON, 86, of Waynedale, entered Heaven from Visiting Nurse Hospice on July 23, 2016. She was a devoted wife who loved God, her family, church and her Tennessee heritage. She was also a founding member of Avalon Missionary Church.

Surviving are her children, Phyllis (Dennis) Brubaker, Rebecca (Mark) Kendall, and Larry (Jennifer) Johnson; grandchildren, Brian (Beth) Kendall, Jeffrey (Jennifer) Beltz, Mery Kendall, Lindsey (Shawn) Baker, Amy (Justin) Shurley, Nathaniel Brubaker...

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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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