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.

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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Herbert C. Banet, 89, died Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at Renaissance Village. A native of Fort Wayne, he was a Northrup High School Guidance Counselor and retired in 1979. He was a former teacher and coach at Central High School and a Navy Veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife Kathlyn (Stevens) Banet who passed away in 2001. He was a member of First Christian Church in Fort Wayne and was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and was also a former Quarterback for the Green...

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Clara O. Holmes, 87, died Thursday, March 13, 2003 at her Fort Wayne home. A native of New Haven, Indiana, she was employed in Waynedale, Butler, Gary, New Haven, and Indianapolis as an elementary teacher. She was a member of First Wayne Street United Methodist Church and a volunteer at the Embassy Theater. She was preceded in death by her husband Sigurd N. Holmes, who passed away in 1973.

She is survived by sisters Ruth Minsel, Fort Wayne; Margaret Long, Fort Wayne; and nephew Dr. James A...

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Herbert M. Branning, 73, died Monday, March 24, 2003 at Parkview Hospital. A native of Fort Wayne, he was a baker at Perfection Bakery. He retired in 1992. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War and a member of American Legion Post #241. He was preceded in death by his wife Joyce A. Branning who passed away September 16, 1997.

He is survived by sons Stephen M. Branning, Houston, Texas; Matthew A. Branning, Fort Wayne; Michael A. Branning, Albion, Indiana; brother Leonard Branning...

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