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.

Ralph W. Hatfield, 78, died Thursday, March 27, 2003 at Cameron Hospital, Angola, Indiana. A native of Ossian, Indiana, he was a retired US Air Force Pilot and worked in intelligence for the Civil Service. He was a member and Past Commander of Orland American Legion, National Guard Association, K of P Lodge, and National Association of Federal Employees. He is preceded in death by his wife Joan J. Hatfield who passed away in 1995.

He is survived by grandson David Sorice, Chicago, Illinois...

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Esther Loraine Hendrickson, 86, died Friday, March 28, 2003, at her Fort Wayne residence. She was formerly of Aitkin, MN and was born in Summit, South Dakota.

Her husband Carl W. Hendrickson preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, and knitting. She enjoyed her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandkids.

She is survived by her daughters Christine Magdich and Mary Anspach of...

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Arthur William Carl Spenn, 91, died Monday, March 17, 2003 at his rural Fort Wayne residence. A native of Allen County, he was a life-long farmer and was also a Pleasant Township School Bus Driver. He was a life-long member of St. Marks Lutheran Church on Thiele Road and was a member of the building and 125th anniversary committee at the church. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved his family and farming. He was renowned for his garden produce and eggs. He was married...

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O. Frank DiCola, 84, died Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at Parkview Hospital. A native of Fort Wayne, he was an auto parts salesman for Holly Auto Parts and was in service and auto sales for 40 years before retiring in 1984. He was member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, a WWII Army veteran, and enjoyed wood working. He was preceded in death by daughter Peggy A. Miller.

He is survived by his wife Mary C. DiCola, Fort Wayne; son John F. DiCola, Littleton, Colorado; daughters Ellen M. Hariston...

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Merlin A. Rice, 76, formerly of Fort Wayne, died Sunday, March 16, 2003 at Jupiter Medical Center, Jupiter, Florida. A native of Fort Wayne, he was a truck driver for Dailey Asphalt Company, president & business manager for Teamsters Union Local 297, and business manager for 414; he retired in 1986. He was a member of 1st Methodist Church in Okeechobee, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Angola Elks Lodge 2398, Okeechobee Moose Lodge 1753, Okeechobee American Legion 0064, Shrine Club...

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William W. Thorn, 69, died Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at his residence. A native of Fort Wayne, he was a factory worker and retired in 1991 after 27 years. He is preceded in death by his parents Henry Thorn & Marie Desper, and a son Jeffery Thorn who passed away in 1981.

He is survived by his wife Marva Thorn, Fort Wayne; sons Brent Thorn, Fort Wayne; Daniel Thorn, Fort Wayne; sisters Vickie Leedy, Fort Wayne; Sandy Thorn Clark, Chicago, Illinois; and 2 Grandchildren.

Burial was in Prairie...

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