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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.

DOROTHY R. CLOSE, 76

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Dorothy R. Close, 76, died Saturday, November 16, 2002 at her Fort Wayne residence. A native of Lowell, Indiana she was treasurer of Waynedale Neighborhood Association and enjoyed traveling. She was preceded in death by here husband Arthur Close who passed away April 28, 1992.

She is survived by brothers Dean Osburn, Hebron, Indiana; Duane Osburn, Anderson, Indiana; and Dale Osburn, Fort Wayne.

Graveside services were held in Hebron Cemetery, Hebron, Indiana. Memorials to Visiting Nurse...

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SANDHILL CRANES

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A whooping crane from the migration class of 2001 has been spotted in the company of sandhill cranes at Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife area near Medaryville, Ind.

The bird was first spotted at the property on Saturday, Nov. 16. It was seen the previous day in northern Illinois near the Wisconsin border. It left Marquette County, Wis. about a week ago. The male bird known as "#6" is outfitted with a radio transmitter so that researchers can track its movements. It is one of five cranes...

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DONALD E. BUNN, 75

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Donald E. Bunn, 75, died Thursday, October 31, 2002 at Hospice Home of NE Indiana. A native of Fort Wayne, he worked for Graves Trucking for 33 years and retired in 1999. He was a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans Elmer Pond Post #1, a Life Member of the American Wheelchair Bowling Association, a AWBA Hall of Fame Member (inducted in 1988), a member of Waynedale United Methodist Church, and a WWII US Army Infantry Veteran. He was preceded in death by son Donald L. Bunn, brothers...

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HANS B. SIEBER, 86

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Hans B. Sieber, 86, died Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at Lutheran Hospital. He was employed by Coca-Cola Bottling Company. He retired in 1980. He was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church and a WWII Army Veteran. He was a beloved grandfather of Aaron, Ryan, and Adam. He was the son of Paul E. Sieber and Martha E. (Yost) Sieber.

He is survived by wife Martha E. Sieber, Fort Wayne; son Paul E. Sieber, daughter Brenda L. Tein, Fort Wayne; and 3 Grandchildren.

Private family services...

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RALPH H. BENTZ, 86

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Ralph H. Bentz, 86, died Sunday, November 3, 2002 at his Fort Wayne residence. A native of Fort Wayne, he was the former owner of Bentz Metal Products for 35 years and retired in 1981. He was preceded in death by a son John L. Bentz who passed away in 2002. He was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, Home Lodge #342-F&AM, Scottish Rite, Knights Templar, York Rite, Mizpah Shrine Temple-Past Potentate, royal Order of Jestures, and the Mizpah Shrine Horse Patrol.

He is survived by his wife...

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MATTHEW D. MCGUIGAN, 89

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Matthew D. McGuigan, 89, died Saturday, October 26, 2002 at Riverbend Health Care Center. A native of Muncie, Indiana, he was a toolmaker at General Electric and at International Harvester. He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by a grandchild.

He is survived by wife Betty McGuigan, Fort Wayne; daughters Patsy L. Smith, Las Vegas, Nevada; Jeannine Wildey, Fort Wayne; Antonette Toni Poppy, Ashville, North Carolina; Kyle Ann Dever, Fort Wayne; sons David P...

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