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.

Richard F. "Dick" Coates, 75, died Thursday, May 29, 2003 at his Fort Wayne residence. A native of Fort Wayne, he was the owner of ELCO TAP. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Elks #155 and the Indiana License Beverage Association. He was a friend to all mankind. He was preceded in death by his wife Geraldine "Jerry" Coates who passed away in 1998.

He is survived by daughters Judy Stayner, Fort Wayne; Suzanne C. Arnold, Stevensville, Maryland; Norma J. Heingartner, Fort Wayne; son Mark...

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Geraldine T. Kranz, 87, died Saturday, May 10, 2003 at her home in Fort Wayne. A native of Fort Wayne, she was an Inspector with General Electric for 40 years. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.

She is survived by brother John E. Kranz and sister Irene Essex, both of Fort Wayne.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, May 16, 2003 at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Prayer Service at D.O. McComb Funeral Home and burial in Catholic Cemetery. Memorials to St. Mary's Soup...

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Alice L. Hipsher, 72, died Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at Lutheran Hospital. A native of Fort Wayne, she was a homemaker and a member of Apostolic Jesus Name Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Clark E. Hipsher who passed away October 4, 2001.

She is survived by 1 son Rick E. Hipsher, Zanesville, Indiana; 3 daughters Alice R. Van, Ruth A Hipsher, Vicki J. Duncan - all of Fort Wayne; 7 foster children Bonnie Wirt, Fort Wayne; Diane Kendall, North Carolina; Brenda Maxfield...

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Richard P. Aker, 73, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003 at Parkview Hospital. A native of Fort Wayne, He was employed at International Harvester for 25 years. He retired in 1985. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, United Auto Workers Chapter 57, American Legion Post #241, and he was a Korean War U.S. Navy Veteran. He was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Yoder. He was preceded in death by daughter Dorothy Aker.

He is survived by Arlene V. Aker, his wife of 45 years, Yoder...

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Clarence Crane, 84, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003 at his residence. A native of Ridgway Township, Illinois he was a truck driver for Michigan Wholesalers in Fort Wayne for 12 years. He had also worked as a foreman in construction. He retired in 1980. He enjoyed boating and flying. He is survived by Bonnie Harlow, Fort Wayne, a loving companion of 39 years; sons Bob Crane, South Dakota; Jack Crane, Illinois; Pat Clark, West Virginia; daughters Shirley Donaldson, Illinois; Betty Schley...

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Betty Jean Saalfrank, 78, died Saturday, May 10, 2003 at Ossian Health Care Center. A native of Fort Wayne, she was a homemaker and a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Wilmer J. Saalfrank who passed away in 1994.

She was survived by 6 sons Robert, Larry, James, Ronald, Richard, all from Hoagland, Indiana, 2 daughters Diane Harris, Leo, Indiana; Sandra Lee, Monroeville, Indiana; 1 sister Carol Wilder, Fort Wayne; 17 Grandchildren, and 22 Great...

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