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.

GENE D. PERL, 82, of Yoder, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at his residence. He was born January 12, 1934 in Fort Wayne to the late Ollie and Winefred Perl. He worked in hydraulic equipment fabrication, retiring in 1999 from Neff Engineering.

He enjoyed fishing, camping and loved riding motorcycles and driving classic sports cars.

Surviving are his wife, Geneva Perl of Yoder; children, Brian Perl of Tracy, California, Debra Vaughn of Huntington, and Pamela Holley of Fayette, Ohio...

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VIRGINIA MAE BARKER, 90, of Fort Wayne, passed away May 31, 2016 at her residence. She was born September 6, 1925 in Indianapolis to the late Thomas Leonard and Crystal Alberta (Ammerman) Prosser. She retired from GTE in 1985, after 15 year as an Advertising Assistant. She also served as choir director at Faith Church of Christ. She was a master gardener and a charter member of Fort Wayne Herb Gardeners.

She is survived by her children, Suzanne (Lloyd – deceased) Miller of Tingley, Iowa, Karen...

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JOAN ELIZABETH CRAMER, 84, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016 at her home surrounded by family.

Surviving are her daughter, Linda (Don) Reuille; son, Michael Cramer; grandchildren, Ryan (Toni) Reuille, Renee (Jason) Schoeff, Kristi Cramer, and Casey Cramer; and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John Cramer.

Private family service at a later date. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana or Heart-To-Heart Hospice.

CHERYL ANN COLEMAN, 60, of Fort Wayne passed away Monday, June 6, 2016. She was born on June 12, 1955. She was a lifetime member and past auxiliary president at VFW #1421 and also belonged to AmVets Post #33.

Surviving family include her daughters, Tina (Mark) France, Tricia (Dean) Wimmer Stevens, April (Jeremy) Lee; brothers, Harold “Sparky” and Larry (Carol) Hurst; sister, Foxy (Greg) Rice; 11 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in passing by her parents, Jerry...

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BARBARA ALICE (ESCH) NOBLE, 95

BARBARA ALICE (ESCH) NOBLE, 95, of Decatur, formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Woodcrest Retirement Community in Decatur. She was born on March 8, 1921 in Dhamtari, India to the late Christian David and Mina Ellen (Brubaker) Esch.

She was a dedicated teacher at Waynedale Elementary School for 24 years, retiring in 1981. After retirement, Barbara enjoyed traveling the country with her husband, Ed, in their Airstream trailer. Barbara was a member of Waynedale United...

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LUANA (BREWER) STANLEY, 73

LUANA (BREWER) STANLEY, 73, died peacefully Friday, May 13, 2016, at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. A native of Bluffton, she graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in English and Masters of library science degree. She worked first as a children’s librarian and later as cataloging manager for the Indianapolis Public Library.

She returned to the Fort Wayne area in 1980 as Technical services manager for the Allen County Public Library, retiring in 2005 as the manager of IT...

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