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    Thomas Gordon

    Thomas Gordon Thomas J. Gordon, 70, of Payne passed away at home on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. Tom was born in Fort Wayne on Sept. 8, 1948, a son of the late Charles & Margaret (Christle) Gordon. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy from June 1968 to April 1972. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Tom worked at International Harvester Company until 1982. He met his future bride, Diane (Krouse), while working at IHC. They married Jan. 30, 1981. Tom worked at Adam Center Landfill 1984 to 1990. Tom a…

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    Devon “Joe” Lehman, Sr.

    Devon “Joe” Lehman, Sr. Devon “Joe” Lehman, Sr. 70, of Haviland, Ohio, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Decatur, IndIana on January 22, 1948 a son of the late Edwin Dale Lehman & Lois Stephenson Bennett. Joe spent 35 years at Zollner’s in Fort Wayne and 9 years at Haviland Plastics. Joe will be sadly missed by his wife, Theresa (Bruns), whom he married Februsray 7, 1970; children, Daniel (Laurel) Lehman, Jeanette (Patrick) Newell, De…

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    Lynne Johnson

    Lynne Johnson Lynne A. Johnson, 59, of Antwerp,  passed away at home Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Lynne was born in Fort Wayne on January 6, 1959. She loved the lake, balloons, music and going for rides in any form, but the boat was her favorite. Lynne will be sadly missed by her dad, Robert; siblings, Mike (Lidia), Toni Hanes, Bobby (Christine) all of Antwerp, Jennifer (Joe) Stanford of Fory Wayne, step sister, Mary Leinard of Antwerp; nieces & nephews, Justin, Megan, Carlie, Andrew, …

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    Benjamin Rauch

    Benjamin Rauch Benjamin Lee Rauch, 27 of Woodburn passed away Friday, Dec. 22, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne on Sept. 12, 1991. Ben worked at Rheinehart Manufacturing in Spencerville. He will be sadly missed by his parents, Dawn (Kevin) Logan of Woodburn & William Rauch, Sr. of Auburn; siblings, William Jr. (Catherine) of New Haven, Daniel of Woodburn, Step siblings, Kevin (Heather) Logan, Jr. of New Haven & Shaton (Mark) Kisskick of Mooreland. He was preceded in death by …

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    Michael Hunter

    Michael Hunter Michael Wayne Hunter, 65, of Payne,  passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018  at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center. Mike was born in Paulding on May 18, 1953, a son of the late Helen  Louise (Bell) and William  Earl Hunter. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines from 1971 – 1977 &  worked at Pepsi America for 18 years. Mike will be sadly missed by his wife, Deborah (Smith) whom he married  Nov. 30, 1974; daughters, Sondra (Roger) Sanders …

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    Anna Leaman

    Anna Leaman Anna H. Leaman, 86  of Antwerp, passed away Sunday Jan. 13, 2019, at Hickory Creek at Hicksville. She was born in Broughton on July 18, 1932, daughter to the late Alexander and Anna (Feffer) Lekka.  At age 15 Anna studied accordion at Trick-Bro Accordion Institute of Toledo, for five years.  She played at various places around Toledo and also over WSPD Radio. In May 1950 Anna graduated from Napoleon High School.  She worked in various business offices. On April…

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    Kim Shidler

    Kim Shidler Kim Yong Cha Shidler, 79, of Cecil, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at The Gardens of Paulding. She was born in Korea on June 21, 1939, daughter to the late Hyu Hong Kim and Kyong Ok Yim. Kim married her husband Gerry in Seoul, South Korea on December 2, 1969. She moved with her husband to the United States and became a U.S. citizen. She worked at the GM Powertrain Foundry in Defiance until 2000, not missing a day of work in 25 years. She was fanatical about her baseball team, …

  • Antwerp,  Payne

    Ted Stallbaum, Sr.

    Ted Stallbaum, Sr. Theodore “Ted” Ray Stallbaum, Sr., 71, of Paulding, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center. Ted was born in Decatur, IN on August 9, 1947 a son of the late Ray & Thais Ruth (Bryan) Stallbaum. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietman War, where he received the Purple Heart Award. He started working at Ohio Power at age 20 but never lost his love for fishing and horse racing. Ted will be sadly missed by his… …

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    Ilean Lanzer

    Ilean Lanzer Ilean R, Lanzer, 88, of Antwerp, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center. Ilean was born in New Haven, Indiana on March 11, 1930, a daughter of the late Lula C. (Robinson) and Lemuel V. Fulmer. She worked at Rae Magnet Wire, worked in nursing at Paulding County Hospital, Fountain Manor & in home health care and was a life member of the Antwerp VFW Auxiliary. She will be sadly missed by her children, Sandra (the Late Kenneth) Vogelsong, Dennis…

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    Betty Crosby

    Betty Crosby Betty Ann Crosby, 76, of Payne, Ohio passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was born August 17, 1942 in Van Wert, Ohio to the late Harry Sr. and Betty Alice (Willit) McKeddie.  Betty was a spirited child who loved to drive go-karts and was voted ‘best athlete’ in high school. Betty graduated from Van Wert High School in 1960. She went on to attend Warner Beauty College in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  She was a life-long… Bett…

  • Antwerp,  Payne

    Tim “Bowie” Reid

    Tim “Bowie” Reid Timothy “Bowie” Reid, 56, formerly of Antwerp passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. Tim was born in Albequerque, NM on June 4, 1962. He spent 36 years at Spec-Temp Glass in Antwerp.  He will be sadly missed by his parents, Margaret Rose (Fultz) and Charles Hugh Reid; children, Tamara (Ed) Hicks, Nicole (James) Hellberg, David Bender, Dereck (Jackie Reid & Anthony Reid; siblings, Mark, John & Dave (Antonia) Reid & 6 grandchildren.  Bowie’s funeral service……

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    Rex “Tom” Carr

    Rex “Tom” Carr Rex “Tom” Carr, 82, of  Hicksville, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Community Memorial Hospital.  Tom was born at home in Hicksille  on August 19, 1936 a son of the late Charles & Ella ( Rumbaugh) Carr. He was in the U.S. Army Reserves in the early 1950’s. Tom was a farmer most of his life, but always enjoyed fishing.  Tom will be sadly missed by his wife, Joyce (Nickels) whom he married June 2, 1956 and a host of nieces and nephews. He was… …

  • Antwerp,  Payne

    Thomas Clark

    Thomas Clark Thomas Clark, age 82 of Antwerp passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018 at the Antwerp Manor. He will be laid to rest privately. Fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com     Thomas Clark, age 82 of Antwerp passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018 at the Antwerp Manor. He will be laid to rest privately. Fond memories may be shared at… View   Send Flowers

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    Joan Proxmire

    Joan Proxmire Joan E. Proxmire, 74, of Payne,  passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Joan was born in Paulding on October 5, 1944, a daughter of the late Theresa (Chomey) and Cletus Stabler. She was a loving and fun loving wife, mother and grandmother who retired from Herbert Orr & was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Church. On June 17, 1977 she married Larry Proxmire who passed away May 13, 2004. Joan will be sadly missed by her ch…

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    Ronald Davidson, Sr.

    Ronald Davidson, Sr. Ronald F. Davidson, Sr. 81, of Antwerp passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home, Hicksville. Ron was born in Pike County, Kentucky on December 14, 1936 a son of the late Tyler & Maude (Charles) Davidson. Ron worked at BF Goodrich for many years and loved to fish. He will be sadly missed by his children, Ron, Jr., Tim (Kelly) & Brian (Kara); 2 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren & 1 great great grandchild. He was also preceded in …

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    Thomas Gaisford

    Thomas Gaisford Thomas E. Gaisford, 80, of Payne, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Tom was born in Antwerp on January 30, 1938, a son of the late Ethel (Cromley) and Leroy  Gaisford. He was a design engineer at International Harvester for 39 years. Tom will be sadly missed by his wife, Janice (Faulkner) whom he married Jan. 23, 1999; children, Kathy (Michael) Laney, Kyle, Kirk (Carla) & Kip (Robin) Gaisford; step children, Tonya Thompson, Ri…

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    Frances Baughman

    Frances Baughman Frances Marie Baughman, 94, of Harlan passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 at the Cedars of Leo.  Frankie was born in Allen County, IN a daughter of the late William & Bessie Victoria (Gold) Schaefer. She thoroughly enjoyed her family, gardening, game shows, the Hoosiers and the Cubs. She will be sadly missed by her children; Paul (Patricia) Baughman, June Beverly & Nancy (John) Firth; grandchildren, Angie Clevenger, Chris (Angie), Mark (Tina) & Laura Baughman…

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    Gary Kipker

    Gary Kipker Gary Warren Kipker, 78, of Payne passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 at Vancrest of Payne.  Gary was born in Toledo on May 17, 1940. He worked at Taylor Made Glass in Payne and enjoyed fishing. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Kristina (Helms) whom he married Oct 9, 1989; children, Christina Kipker, Beverly Endicott, Keith (Angela) Kipker & Sean (Amanda) McConnell; siblings, Pam Brannen, Mary Faryniarz, Thomas Holmes & Kenneth “Kip” Kipker; grandchildren,… Gary…