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Wayne Imbody PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 June 2011 15:51

FORT WAYNE -- Wayne H. Imbody, 88, of Fort Wayne, died on Friday, June 17, 2011, at 3:08 p.m., at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home.
Born July 28, 1922, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late William Harrison Imbody and Iva (Ostrander). He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; was a member of American Legion Post 296 and Emmanuel Lutheran Church; and volunteered at The Embassy Theater. He was a purchasing agent at Container Corp., retiring after 34 years of service in 1984.
Surviving are his wife, Pauline (Hugenell) Imbody of Fort Wayne; daughter, Karen (Ken) Wiley of Atlanta, Ga.; sons, Warren (Roxana) Imbody of Churubusco and Ronald Imbody of Ossian; sister, Helen Ramsey of Delta, Colo.; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral service is 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Winchester Road Chapel, with calling one hour prior. Vicar Tony Booker officiating. Calling also from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at the funeral home.
Burial in Concordia Cemetery Gardens. Preferred memorials are to Emmanuel Lutheran Church or the Building the Faith Program at the church.
Condolences are to www.klaehnfahlmeltonfunerals.com.

FORT WAYNE -- Wayne H. Imbody, 88, of Fort Wayne, died on Friday, June 17, 2011, at 3:08 p.m., at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home. Born July 28, 1922, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late William Harrison Imbody and Iva (Ostrander).

 
Kathleen Swoverland PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 June 2011 21:28

Kathleen Swoverland

CHURUBUSCO – Kathleen “Katie” Swoverland, 94, of Churubusco, passed away at 6:06 p.m. on Monday, June 13, 2011, at Heritage Park Nursing Home, after a long illness.
She was born to Clarence and Clara (Dodson) Carriger on August 30, 1916 in Churubusco, where she spent her formative years.
Following her graduation for Indianapolis Methodist College she spent her career working at several different hospitals as a Registered Nurse, her last being the Linvill Hospital in Columbia City, before retiring in 1966.
She married Donald F. Swoverland August 6, 1938. They owned Swoverland Shoe Store in Churubusco from 1949 – 1971. They then moved to Fort Myers, Florida and started American Hardware and Bicycle from 1971 – 1984 which they owned and operated. She returned to the Churubusco area in 1984 following her retirement.
She enjoyed playing tennis in her leisure time.
Surviving relatives include her daughters, Donita Harris and Saralyn Walls; a son, D.G. (Jeri) Swoverland, all of Fort Wayne; 21 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and one great–great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Swoverland on April 7, 2002; a daughter, Sondra Lee; a son, Steve Swoverland and a brother, Gene Carriger.
Services will be held on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco, with Rev. John Suciu, pastor of Wallen Baptist Church officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., or one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in the Eel River Cemetery, Allen County.
Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Online condolence for the family in Mrs. Swoverland’s memory, please log onto SheetsandChilds.net.

CHURUBUSCO – Kathleen “Katie” Swoverland, 94, of Churubusco, passed away at 6:06 p.m. on Monday, June 13, 2011, at Heritage Park Nursing Home, after a long illness. She was born to Clarence and Clara (Dodson) Carriger on August 30, 1916 in Churubusco, where she spent her formative years.

Following her graduation for Indianapolis Methodist College she spent her career working at several different hospitals as a Registered Nurse, her last being the Linvill Hospital in Columbia City, before retiring in 1966.

She married Donald F. Swoverland August 6, 1938. They owned Swoverland Shoe Store in Churubusco from 1949 – 1971. They then moved to Fort Myers, Florida and started American Hardware and Bicycle from 1971 – 1984 which they owned and operated. She returned to the Churubusco area in 1984 following her retirement.

She enjoyed playing tennis in her leisure time.

Surviving relatives include her daughters, Donita Harris and Saralyn Walls; a son, D.G. (Jeri) Swoverland, all of Fort Wayne; 21 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and one great–great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Swoverland on April 7, 2002; a daughter, Sondra Lee; a son, Steve Swoverland and a brother, Gene Carriger.

Services will be held on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco, with Rev. John Suciu, pastor of Wallen Baptist Church officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., or one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be in the Eel River Cemetery, Allen County.

Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Online condolence for the family in Mrs. Swoverland’s memory, please log onto SheetsandChilds.net.

 
Robert Tanner PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 13 June 2011 11:06

CHURUBUSCO -- Robert W. Tanner, 90, of Sun City West, Ariz., formerly of Churubusco, died on Saturday, April 23, 2011.
He was a member of North Highlands Church of Christ.
Surviving are daughter, Sharron (Ken) Ring of Houston, Minn.; and son, Kerry Tanner of Glendale, Ariz. He was preceded in death by wife, Ruth Tanner.
Preferred memorials are to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.

CHURUBUSCO -- Robert W. Tanner, 90, of Sun City West, Ariz., formerly of Churubusco, died on Saturday, April 23, 2011.  He was a member of North Highlands Church of Christ.

 
Violet Brunkhart PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 13 June 2011 11:04

FORT WAYNE -- Violet M. Brunkhart, 84, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2011, in Fort Wayne.
Born in Fort Wayne, she worked as an inspector with Acro Products for 20 years, retiring in 1989. She was a member of Local 835 and was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved doing things with the family.
Surviving are her sons, Jack H. (Trudy) Brunkhart Jr. of Churubusco and Steven (Diana) Brunkhart of Fort Wayne; daughters, Susan (Herbert) Shanyfelt and Aldena (fiance Wayne) Avery, both of Fort Wayne; brothers, Earl Hart Jr. of Benton, Tenn. and LeRoy Hart of Columbia City; sister, Dorothy (Charles) Allison of Alpena, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack H. Brunkhart Sr.; parents, Earl Jackson Hart and Thaila Elizabeth Hart; one grandchild; two sisters; and one brother.
Service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2011 at D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue, Fort Wayne. Visitation is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 10, 2011 at the funeral home.
Burial in Scipio Cemetery, Harlan, Ind.
Memorials may be made to Parkview Hospice. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.mccombandsons.com.

FORT WAYNE -- Violet M. Brunkhart, 84, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2011, in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, she worked as an inspector with Acro Products for 20 years, retiring in 1989. She was a member of Local 835 and was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved doing things with the family.

 
Larry Lieberenz PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 11 June 2011 20:32

KIMMELL -  Larry Lieberenz, 66, of Kimmell, passed away at 1:10 a.m. on June 5, 2011, at Parkview Hospital.
Mr. Lieberenz was born to Joe & Gladis (Mower) Lieberenz on July 4, 1944 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He spent most of his formative years in Fort Wayne before moving to Cromwell. He settled in the Wolf Lake area in 1978 where he enjoyed living on Lake Gilbert’s shore.
Mr. Lieberenz is survived by his daughter, Tina Lieberenz of Shipshewana; two sons, Larry Jr. and Ricky Lieberenz
He was preceded in death by his parents.

KIMMELL -  Larry Lieberenz, 66, of Kimmell, passed away at 1:10 a.m. on June 5, 2011, at Parkview Hospital. Mr. Lieberenz was born to Joe & Gladis (Mower) Lieberenz on July 4, 1944 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He spent most of his formative years in Fort Wayne before moving to Cromwell. He settled in the Wolf Lake area in 1978 where he enjoyed living on Lake Gilbert’s shore.

 
Arthur Lamle PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 11 June 2011 20:30

Arthur Lamle

FORT WAYNE -- Arthur R. Lamle, 95, a resident of rural Fort Wayne and long-time Eel River Township farmer, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 1:05 a.m. at the Hamilton House in Fort Wayne where he had been residing for the past year due to declining health.
Mr. Lamle was born on February 8, 1916 in Eel River Township, a son of Robert and Caroline (Felger) Lamle. He spent his formative years on the family farm there, and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1933.
A lifelong resident of Eel River Township, he was engaged in farming in Allen County all of his life, retiring in 1993.
He was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church--Lake Township, and was also a member of the Lake Township Farm Bureau, the Oliver Tractor Club and the Corvair Club.
On March 22, 1955 he was married to Alice Longenecker.  She preceded him in death on April 24, 2000.
The surviving relatives include his son, Ronald E. Lamle of Fort Wayne; and a sister, Doris Peterson of Bluffton.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by an infant brother.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at St. John's Lutheran Church--Lake Township, 7914 W. Cook Road, with Pastor Ralph Easterhaus, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m., or at the church one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in the Eel River Cemetery, Allen County.
The family requests that memorials be directed to St. John's Lutheran Church--Lake Township Building Fund, 7914 W. Cook Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46818
To leave an online condolence for the family in Mr. Lamle's memory, log on to www.sheetsandchilds.net.

FORT WAYNE -- Arthur R. Lamle, 95, a resident of rural Fort Wayne and long-time Eel River Township farmer, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 1:05 a.m. at the Hamilton House in Fort Wayne where he had been residing for the past year due to declining health.

 
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