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.

Joseph Riley King, 56, died Monday at home in Fort Wayne. A native of Fort Wayne, he was retired January 31, 2002 from the Allen County Sheriff Department after 31 years. He was a member of F.A.S.T.; charter member of Aboite Fire Department, a retired Master Sgt. of the U.S. Air Force then served 20 years with the Air National Guard.

He is survived by his wife Susan; two daughters, Jenifer King-Whittle of Fisher and Kelly King of Fort Wayne; two sons, Robert and Joshua both of Fort Wayne...

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Bill K. Winans, 69, died Friday, January 25 at his Fort Wayne Residence. A native of Allen County, he was a self employed excavating contractor, part owner of Southtown Mobil Home Park, Land Fill Supervisor for National Serv-All in Fort Wayne, and Owner of Bee Line Disposal Company. He was a member of Waynedale United Methodist Church, Scottish Rite, Mizpah Shrine, American Legion Post 241, and Past Master Waynedale Masonic Lodge. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict.

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Sterling K. Keyser, 77, died Saturday, January 19 at his residence. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he was Chief Engineer at American Hoist and Derrick and retired in 1985 after 43 years. He was a graduate of North Side High School and Purdue University and loved fishing and all sports. He was loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He is survived by wife Margaret, Fort Wayne; daughter Jane Skillman, Kansas City, Kansas; sons Greg Keyser, Leo, Indiana; Robert "Tex" Keyser, Fort Wayne; brother...

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Kathleen Machnowski, 34, died Sunday, January 27, 2002. A native of Clarkvsille, Kentucky, she was a member of Grace Episcopal Church and a Troop leader with Girl Scout Troop 822.

She is survived by husband Chester Machnowski, Fort Wayne; daughter Amanda Machnowski, Fort Wayne; son Richard Machnowski, Fort Wayne; Mother & Stepfather Perry Olyer, Jacksonville, Florida; and Father & Stepmother George & Merrie Willis, Florance, South Carolina.

Services were held Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at...

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Rosemary J. Dautz, 64, died Wednesday, January 16 at her Fort Wayne residence. A native of Fort Wayne, she was co-owner & operator of Dautz Florist for 40 years. She liked watching sports and reading. She is preceded in death by a sister Lois Rice, brothers David Rice, Milo Rice, Jr., Paul Rice, and Fred Rice.

She is survived by husband Harold R. Dautz, Fort Wayne; daughter Deborah Dautz, Fort Wayne; sisters Marge Waters, Fort Wayne; Lydia Emrick, Largo, Florida; Phyllis Rice, Fort Wayne...

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Duane E. Bryant, 44, died Wednesday, January 16, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Fort Wayne. A native of Elwood, Indiana, he was custodian for Smith-Green Community School in Churubusco, Indiana. He liked racing and baseball.

He is survived by daughter Erin Bryant, Fort Wayne; son David Bryant, Fort Wayne; and parents Lee & Phyllis Bryant, Decatur, Indiana.

Services were held Monday, January 21 at Elzey Patterson Rodak Home for Funerals with burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ossian, Indiana....

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