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.

Lela Mable Jackson, 105, died Thursday, February 27, 2003 at her Fort Wayne residence. A native of Wells County, she was a homemaker and a member of Zanesville Church of God, a 50-year member of the Paradise Lodge of the Rebecca Lodge of Bluffton, a member of Home Economics Club of Lafayette Central, a Women's Leader of Lafayette Township Farm Bureau, a Gold Star Mother of the American Legion since WWII, and a member of Roanoke American Legion Auxiliary. She is preceded in death by her...

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Harold J. Geise, 80, died Tuesday, March 4, 2003 at Lutheran Hospital. He was retired from General Electric and a member of St. Henry Catholic Church. A native of Fort Wayne, he was a WWII Army Veteran. He was preceded in death by brother Paul W. Geise and sister Florence Mellinger.

He is survived by his wife Betty Geise, Fort Wayne; son Mark A. Geise, Fort Wayne; sister Mary Ann Hile, Fort Wayne; and 2 Grandchildren.

Services were held Friday, March 7, 2003 at Elzey Patterson Rodak Home...

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Terry L. Polley, 48, died Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at Riverbend Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. A native of Fort Wayne, he was a laborer with Zollner Corporation for 7 years and retired in 1982. He attended Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife Deborah.

He is survived by his wife Sally Polley, Fort Wayne; sons Dennis & Kenneth Polley, Fort Wayne; step-sons Russell J., Greg A., Jim D. Baugher all of Fort Wayne & Brett M. Baugher of Monroeville...

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Rita Richison, 75, died Thursday, March 6, 2003 at Lutheran Hospital. A native of Los Angeles, California, she was a supervisor at General Telephone and retired in 1987. A son Steven Roberts preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband James O. Richison, Yoder; Step Sons Dwayne Richison, Fort Wayne; Donald Richison, Los Angeles, California; Larry Richison, Colorado; Rusty Richison, Baltimore, Maryland; Step Daughter Brenda Wright, North Manchester, Indiana; and Sister Theresa...

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Richard L. Norton, 71, died Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at Lutheran Hospital. A native of Reading, Michigan, he was a wire drawer for Rea Magnet Wire and retired in 1993. He was also treasurer of Local AFL, CIO #257 for 26 years. He was a member of Waynedale United Methodist Church, American Legion Post #82, Active Korean War Veterans Association-Chapter I, Past Commander of Marine Corp League for 3 years, and Board member of Veterans National Memorial Shrine: Committee of Chapel Museum...

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Stanley J. Guttmacher, 81, died Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at Lutheran Hospital. A native of Dowagiac, Michigan he was a retired former co-owner of Belmont Yacht Club, former co-owner of the Denver Franchise for Azar's Big Boy, former co-owner of Colony Liquors, Lakeside Package, and Parkview Package Stores and Co-owner of the Hideaway Tavern. He worked part-time for Belmont liquors at the corner of Old Trail Road and Bluffton Road. He was a member of Waynedale Kiwanis Club, the Package...

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