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.

RICHARD JACK KEEFER, 75, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday, January 27, 2005. Born January 3, 1930, in Mishawaka, he had worked for the Salvation Army and Fort Wayne Newspapers.

Survivors include sisters, Patricia (John) Walker of Fort Wayne, Marilyn Wieley of Mishawaka and Shirley (Ervin) Miller of Sarasota, Florida; brother, Robert D. Keefer of Mishawaka; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Glen D. Keefer Jr., William A. Keefer and James M. Keefer.

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ROBERT J. RICHTER, 84, of Fort Wayne, died Wednesday, February 16, 2005, at Heritage Park, Fort Wayne. Born July 26, 1920, in Fort Wayne, he retired in 1986, from the Essex Group as a Quality Control Supervisor. He was a World War II Army veteran and member of Calvary United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mildred Colderbank Richter of Fort Wayne; daughters, Patricia A. (Duane) Bissell at Lake James of Fremont and Kathy (Steve) Heckman of Fort Wayne; son, Bill (Sandy) Colderbank of...

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LOIS E. (SHEPHERD) HEADINGS, 83, died Saturday, January 29, 2005, at University Park Nursing Center. Born July 21, 1921, in Bluffton, she had been a resident of Fort Wayne since 1964. A veteran of World War II, she served as a Lieutenant J.G. in the U.S. Navy until 1946. She received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Chicago and M.A. in Speech and Theater and M.A. in History from Indiana University. She retired in 1992, as a teacher and writer; she taught at Fort Wayne Community...

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HAROLD A. RYBOLT, 72, of Fort Wayne, died Monday, February 28, 2005, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born August 2, 1932, in Fort Wayne, he worked at Zollner Pistons for 28 years, retiring in 1991. He served in the Marines. His hobbies include crafts, woodworking and puzzles.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Rybolt of Fort Wayne; daughters, Pamela (Donald) Lee of San Marcus, Texas, Debora (Gary) Hormann of Markle and Lisa (Scott) Counts of Fort Wayne; brothers, Raymond Rybolt Jr. of California...

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JOHN J. TESCULA JR., 76, of Fort Wayne, died Monday, February 28, 2005, at V.A. Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born January 26, 1929, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late John Tescula Sr. and Lodavica Dann. He was a service man for NIPSCO for 37 years, retiring in 1985. He served in the Army. He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church and American Legion Post 296.

Surviving are son, John K. (Terry) Tescula of Fort Wayne; daughter, Anitra (Jim) Patterson of Grapevine, Texas; three...

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JAMES E. LENWELL, 77, of Fort Wayne, died Saturday, February 19, 2005, in Fort Wayne. Born April 23, 1927, in Huntington, he was a Carpenter Superintendent of Building and Grounds at Covington Creek Condominium Homes, retiring in 1990. He was a member of First Baptist Church and 50 year member of Bluffton Masonic Lodge 145. He served in the Army during World War II and enjoyed gardening.

Surviving are sons, Chris J. of San Francisco, California, Kim E. (Glenda) of Roanoke and Martyn F...

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