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.

BETTY JEAN GRANEY, 89, passed away after a brave battle with cancer. She was born on November 13, 1924 in Fort Wayne to the late Carl and Annabelle (Jones) Cox. Ms. Graney was a homemaker.

She is survived by her children, Julie Wittwer and Daniel (Rhonda) Graney; grandchildren, Kristina, William, and Tessa; and a brother, Bob Cox.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Graney on September 24, 1988; two sisters; and four brothers.

A funeral service was...

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Karen-Pose

As Karen's oncologist will attest, she fought a courageous battle against the pancreatic cancer that eventually claimed her life. Now, our family wishes to thank the many members of the local community who lifted her throughout her seventeen-month fight.

Your cards, phone calls and visits meant so much to us. Several times she had comforted friends who were near death and was rightly comforted in turn by so many. In September of 2012 (two months before her diagnosis), she received the...

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WILMER CLARENCE GERARDOT, 88

WILMER CLARENCE GERARDOT, 88, of Fort Wayne, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 at Kingston Residence. He was born on February 26, 1926 in Monroeville, Indiana to the late Ralph and Nora (McCoy) Gerardot.

Wilmer served in the Navy on the USS Intrepid during WWII. He worked as an Electrician at Phelps Dodge for 24 years and then worked in maintenance and retired from Superior Powder Coaters. Mr. Gerardot was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church, Veterans of...

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EARL ABNER HOKE, 84, died March 27, 2014, surrounded by his family, at Ossian Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born December 12, 1929 to the late Howard Elmer and Lillie Alice Hoke. He lived his entire life in Waynedale and the surrounding area.

Mr. Hoke was a graduate of Elmhurst High School in 1948, and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He had a lifetime devotion to farming and took true pleasure driving a bus for FWCS for 46 years. He also enjoyed gardening and his...

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VIOLA M. BEARD, 86

VIOLA M. BEARD, 86, formerly of Allen County, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Ossian Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born February 4, 1928 in Fort Wayne to the late Urban and Loretta (Till) Sorg. She worked in many capacities throughout her life, a cashier and stocker at Kmart, a cashier at Scotts, a Beautician and she also worked on the floor at Ajax and Essex Wire Die.

She was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church. She enjoyed yard work and gardening. She loved and...

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NICK STAYANOFF, 85, of Fort Wayne, went home to be with Jesus on March, 11, 2014, at St. Joseph Hospital. Nick was born on Jan. 21, 1929, at Lutheran Hospital. He graduated from Elmhurst High School. He married Jean Ann Fairfield on June 16, 1956. Her parents were Warren and Josephine Fairfield. Nick served in the United States Army. Returning from the army, he worked at Dana and farmed. Nick established and operated Nick Stayanoff Real Estate Services in 1967 which provided residential...

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