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.


MARJORIE E. SHANNON, 82, of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2013 at St. Anne Home. She was born January 15, 1931 in Hillsdale, MI to the late Charles and Minnie (Adamson) James.

She married William A. Shannon on July 20, 1946 and he preceded her in death on October 14, 2011.

She is survived by her children, William J. (Cindy) Shannon of Convoy, Ohio, Patrick M. (Deb) Shannon, and Betty (Scott) Crosley both of Fort Wayne; several loving grandchildren and great grandchildren; a...

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MARTHA FREYGANG, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at Hospice Home. She was born December 27, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois, daughter of the late Wayne and Laura (Howard) Herrick.

She worked as a Registered Nurse for many years at various places. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church and the Lay Franciscan Order.

Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Richard Freygang; children, Ayn Freygang, Pat (Larry) Samuels, Kay'd (David) Odland, Mary (Ron, deceased)...

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HELEN R. BECHTEL, 73, a life-long resident of Fort Wayne, passed away at her residence on Friday, March 1, 2013. She was born November 1, 1939, daughter of the late Homer and Marzetta (Kalt) Cramer.

She worked at Magnavox for 13 years, was a writer and authored the book "My Walk With Jesus". She also volunteered as a Foster Grandparent, worked as an aid for the school system, and was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Arcola, IN.

Surviving are her daughters, Cathy Kaiser of...

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FRANCIS E. "WAHOO" DIETRICH, 85, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at St. Anne's Home. He was born in Branch County, Michigan to the late Frank H. and Mary (Herman) Dietrich on November 20, 1927.
He was a welder for Gerrig Trucking. He was a WWII Navy Veteran and served on the Battleship Missouri. Mr. Dietrich was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, VFW Post 1421, Tristate Gas Engine Association and Maumee Valley Gas and Steam Association.

He is survived by his...

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PAUL EDWARD STUCK went to his heavenly home on March 6th. He was born Feb. 26, 1925 in Bluffton, IN. Paul was a loving and devoted husband of 68 years to his wife, Virginia (Kreigh), whom he met at Central High School. Their courtship started in English class when Ginny passed him a note with her address on it. They began their long distance relationship while Paul was in the Navy and she hooked him for good when he returned home.

He was a wonderful father to his son Greg (Nancy) from...

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MARY ETTA SNYDER, 91, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at St. Joseph Hospital. She was born August 6, 1921 in Greenup, Illinois to late George Louis and Oral Effie (Kemper) Henderson.

She worked at General Electric where she met her husband, the late Virgil Hiawatha Snyder. She was a long-time resident of Waynedale and a member of the Waynedale United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her children, Donald Lee (Sherry) Snyder of Cuero, Texas, Janet Lou (Michael) Novosad of...

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