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.

Virginia E. Rutkowski, 83, died Thursday, June 20, 2002 at Lutheran Hospital. A native of Nitro, West Virginia, she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by a brother, Clifford V. Zieg, Jr. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. She enjoyed participating in The Southmoor Singers for many years. She was the daughter of Clifford V. Zieg and Dorothy A. (Pasdach) Rutkowski.

She is survived by husband Herman J. Rutkowski, Fort Wayne; son Richard A. Rutkowski, Fort Wayne; daughter...

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John Mayo Hovis, 31 died Sunday, June 30, 2002 at his Fort Wayne residence. A native of Muncie, Indiana, he was a cargo handler for Kitty Hawk AirFreight.

He is survived by his wife Sherri Ann Hovis, Fort Wayne; father Edwin Hovis, Zanesville, Indiana; Stepmother Vicki Hovis, Zanesville, Indiana; Sister Elizabeth Conley, Parker City, Indiana; and four stepbrothers.

Services were held Wednesday at Elzey Patterson Rodak Home for Funerals with burial in Covington Memorial Gardens.

David Louis Runkle, 25, died Saturday, June 15, 2002 in Fort Wayne. A native of Pueblo, Colorado, he was a union carpenter. He was a football fan and liked fishing.

He is survived by Parents Victor "Red" and Kim L. Runkle, Fort Wayne; companion Rita Wilson, Fort Wayne; son Matthew Runkle, Fort Wayne; brothers Buddy Watson, Denver, Colorado; Josh Runkle, Fort Wayne; grandparents Shirley Runkle and Garfield & Barbara Garcia, Pueblo, Colorado.

Services were held Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at...

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Ruth Esther Valentine, 98, died Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at her residence on Sandpoint Road. A native of Liberty Center, Indiana, she was a homemaker and a member of Waynedale United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband Lewis Valentine who passed away in 1995 and a son, Ray E. Valentine who passed away in 1985. She is the daughter of Lester Clark and Myrtle (Shadle) Clark.

She is survived by son Clark D. Valentine, Fort Wayne; daughter Carolyn Ann Arndt, West Covina...

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E. William Steinforth, 80, died June 19th, 2002. He was an Insurance Agent at Anthony Wayne Underwriters for 30 years and a veteran of WWII where he served as a Captain in the Marines. His wife Kathryn preceded him in death. He was a member of American Legion Post 296 and Odd Fellows. He has four daughters: Cynthia Shaver, Oxford Mississippi; Patricia Steinforth, Franklin, TN; JoAnn McIntyre, St. Cloud, FL; Laura Watson, Franklin, TN. He has one son Scott Steinforth of Fort Wayne. 7...

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Ronald F. May, 93, died Monday, March 4, 2002 at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, California. He was a lifelong resident of Waynedale, building many of its houses and later operating the El May apartments from 1963 to 2000. He loved running mechanical equipment and won his pilot's wings and took up skiing at the age of sixty. He was a member of the Waynedale Lions Club since 1947. His wife Louise, died March 11, 2000.

They have three children, Nancy - Aberfeldy, Scotland; Barbara – Portola...

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