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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.

ELEANOR L. "POLLY" HUTCHINGS, 80

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Eleanor L. "Polly" Hutchings, 80, of Waynedale, died Tuesday, December 11 at Lutheran Hospital. She was co-owner of Waynedale Sportsman Shop and Hutch's Shoe Repair for more than 40 years. A native of Bristol, Tennessee, she was a member of Waynedale United Methodist Church and enjoyed watching soap operas and spending time with her family. A sister, Katherine Cole, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband Reece Hutchings, Waynedale; daughters Roberta Lavoie, South Bend; Pamela...

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KENNETH LEON "KENNY" COURTNEY, 80

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Kenneth Leon "Kenny" Courtney, 80, died Saturday, December 8 at Lutheran Hospital. A native of Randolph County, he was a self-employed plastering contractor and owner of Tri-state packaging. He retired in 1978. He was a life member of McMillan Park Lions Club & a member of the Southwest Conservation Club. He is preceded in death by his wife, Helen Ilene Courtney who passed away in 1989.

He is survived by daughters Karen Miller, Fort Wayne; Marjorie Rogers, Warsaw, Indiana; 4 Grandchildren...

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ROBERT GEORGE RUCH, 81

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Robert George Ruch, 81, died Sunday, December 9 at Lutheran Hospital. A native of Fort Wayne, he was a welder at American Hoist Company. He retired in 1984 after 34 years. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, American Legion Post #241, Southwest Conservation Club and the F.O.E. in Butler, Indiana. He was a WWII Army Veteran. He is preceded in death by his wife Wanda Lucilie Ruch who passed away October 20, 2000.

He is survived by sons Keith R. Ruch, Tri-Lakes, Columbia City...

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WOODROW WILSON "PEE WEE" JIMISON, 87

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Woodrow Wilson "Pee Wee" Jimison, 87, died at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, Columbia City, Indiana. A native of Decatur, Illinois he worked at Erie Haven for 4 years and then worked as a mechanic at Black Motor Sales in Albion, Indiana for 2 years. He retired in 1976. He is preceded in death by 4 brothers and 5 sisters. His wife Marie Jimison passed away in 1978.

He is survived by care giver and niece Phyllis Fritz, Fort Wayne; and brother Glen Jimison, Fort Wayne. Burial was in Prairie...

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ROY JAMES BADGER, 75

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Roy James Badger, 75, died Thursday, December 6 at Lutheran Hospital. A native of Huntington, Indiana, he was employed by City Utilities as a Night Dispatcher for 23 years and retired in 1992. He was the son of Harry and Jessie (Richardson) Badger. He was a member of the HOST PROGRAM at the Fort Wayne International Airport and Fellowship Missionary Church.

He is survived by his wife Virginia A. Badger, Fort Wayne; daughters Patti Murzyn, Fort Wayne; Susan McLeod, Fort Wayne; sons Scott...

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ESTHER E. WATSON, 81

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Esther E. Watson, 81, died Friday, December 14 at Lutheran Hospital. A native of Van Wert, Ohio, she was a homemaker and was employed with General Electric before WWII for 5 years. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Partisian Chapter of the Elex Club and a Korean War and WWII Army WAC veteran. "She enjoyed crafts."

She is survived by husband Richard E. Watson, Waynedale; son Ronald Lee Watson, Port Charolette, Florida; daughter Alice Rose Higgins, Huntertown; brothers...

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