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Richard “Rich” Crumback, 90, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on April 28, 2019, being reunited with his beloved wife Betty of 63 years. Rich born and grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan attending Godwin High School where he played basketball and baseball. After graduation, he proudly served his country in the army during the Korean War. Rich’s lifelong career has been in the automobile business where he started sweeping floors to eventually becoming an auto dealer for over 50 years. Baseball has always been one of his biggest passions. He was an avid Detroit Tiger fan, coached and managed a Stan Musial team for decades, and also served in many capacities within the National Amateur Baseball Federation (NABF). While summers were spent at the baseball park, fall was spent gearing up for the annual hunting trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. At the deer camp, the Woodtic, he spent time with close friends and family creating memories that he treasured. He was a proud parent and grandparent, instilling high standards and values. He always looked forward to family traditions and celebrations. Anybody who knew him would hear great stories, listen to his Eddy Arnold music, and enjoy his photography. We shall carry on his lessons of life, love, and strength. He is survived by his children, Jane (Jim) Childers, Mary Schalliol, Russell (DeAnna) Crumback, all of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Scott (Ashina Singh) Childers, David (Amanda) Childers, Rachel (Matt) Costantino, Kelli Crumback, Claire (Ryan) Janas, Emma Crumback, Dennis (Denise) Schalliol and Tony (Michelle) Schalliol; great-grandchildren Samuel Childers, Eleanor Childers, and James Childers; and cherished nephews, nieces, friends, and grand dogs. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty in 2015; parents, Russell and Margaret (Brower) Crumback; sisters, Ellen Doyle and Alice Walford; son-in-law, Denny Schalliol. Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Harper’s Community Funeral Home, 740 State Road 930 East, New Haven. Pastor Kris McPherson officiating. Visitation is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Preferred memorials may be made to The National Amateur Baseball Federation / NABF Scholarship Fund – P.O. Box 705, Bowie, MD 20718-0705. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at the Cedars and Heartland Hospice for their compassionate care of our dad and grandpa. To share online condolences, go to www.harperfuneralhome.com.

POSTED: 04/30/19 at 2:26 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Obits

Carolyn B. Werling, 79, passed away Friday, November 9, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Auburn, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Francis (Hogue) Browand. She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, Jaycee Wives, and Tri Kappa Sorority. She was employed at the Allen County Treasurers Office for three years and went on to retire from the Adams Twp Assessors Office after 12 years. She enjoyed her time at Hamilton Lake and cheering for IU Basketball. She loved playing cards and was always up for a good board game or puzzle. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Terry; children, Tim (Teresa Stokes) Werling and Andy Werling both of New Haven, Tom (Lindsey) Werling of Hamilton, and Elizabeth (George) Bruick of Bakersfield, CA; sister, Marian Howell of Little Rock, AR; and grandchildren, Amanda Schraeger, Gregory Bruick, Victoria Bruick, Geoffrey Bruick, Ava Werling, Abbi Werling, Mckenzie Werling, and Henry Werling. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Robert and Billy Browand. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m., Tuesday at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 800 Green St, New Haven with visitation one hour prior to service. Rev. Paul Shoemaker officiating. Visitation is also 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church. Entombment at Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne. Preferred memorials are to Central Lutheran School Building Fund or Emanuel Lutheran Foundation. Arrangements by Harper’s Community Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven.

POSTED: 11/10/18 at 6:50 pm. FILED UNDER: Obits

Clifford “Cliff” L. Belvin, 57, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Ashton Creek Health and Rehabilitation Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Goshen, he was the son of Clifford and Maudie (Rigsby) Belvin, both survive. Cliff married his wife Sharon on October 13, 1984. Together they raised four children. Cliff worked as a car salesman which was the ideal occupation for him, he loved cars! Cliff would spend hours on the phone and internet searching for G.M. muscle cars. Along with friends and family he would rescue them and restore them. His goal was to make them as original as possible. He had a terrific eye for detail. He once said, “I am one car away from pure happiness.” Cliff could tell a great story. He would capture your attention and he wasn’t happy until you were laughing with him. Cliff loved his family and friends and never forgot a face or name. He was blessed with many longtime friends and a very large extended family that he cherished. Cliff loved to travel with his wife Sharon. He always found great peace in the Smoky Mountains.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Sharon; children, Amanda (Karl) Zimmerman of New Haven, Michael (Ashley) Bremer of Monroeville, Cory (Jennifer) Belvin of Fort Wayne; and Emily (James) Belvin of Pearland, TX; and six grandchildren that he absolutely adored; his puppy, Tilly that will miss their daily walks and the songs he would sing to her; brothers, Kevin (Kathy) Rowe, Kirk Rowe, and Todd Belvin. He was also blessed with a host of nieces and nephews, each one very special to him.

Funeral services are 11 a.m., Tuesday at St. James Lutheran Church, 1720 St. Rd. 930 E, New Haven with visitation one hour prior to service. Pastor Mike Kjergaard officiating. Visitation is also 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Harper’s Community Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven. Preferred memorials are to SOUL Dog Rescue & Rehab, Fort Wayne. The family would like to thank Whitney at Ashton Creek. She provided compassionate care even after he took his final breath.

POSTED: 11/10/18 at 6:48 pm. FILED UNDER: Obits

Wayne Leroy Louden, 80, died Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Parkview Hospital – Randallia, Fort Wayne. Born in Monroeville, he was the son of the late Carl and Marie (Spurgeon) Louden. He married his beloved late wife, Diane, in 1959. He served his country in the Air National Guard. He retired in 1995 from Do It Best Corporation after 38 years. Wayne was also a past member of the New Haven Lions Club and the Zoning Board for Adams Twp. He and his wife loved cruises and traveled to all 50 states. Among his many loves were his grandchildren, fishing, riding his bike, and cheering for his favorite sports teams. He is survived by son, Jeffrey (Theresa) Louden of New Haven; siblings, Richard (Irene) Louden and Carol (Jerry) McCagg both of Fort Wayne, Marjorie (Lance) Lothamer of New Haven; grandchildren, Eric (Alexandra) Louden of Fort Wayne, Nicole (Nick) Altherr of St. Louis and Courtney (Jordan) McGuckin of Columbus, IN; great granddaughter, Elizabeth Louden; and a great grandson on the way. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Diane in 2013; and brother, Robert Louden. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven with calling one hour prior. Calling is also from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Entombment is at Concordia Cemetery Gardens, Fort Wayne. Preferred memorials are to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana or New Haven Parks Department for the Trails System. For online condolences go to www.harperfuneralhome.com.

POSTED: 11/09/18 at 11:06 am. FILED UNDER: Obits

JALA K. CABLE, 62, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. Arrangements by Midwest Funeral Home & Cremation Society.

POSTED: 08/06/18 at 3:08 pm. FILED UNDER: Obits

STANLEY ALAN “STAN” BRADTMUELLER

STANLEY “STAN” ALAN BRADTMUELLER, 58, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he was a member of Martini Lutheran Church, New Haven. He owned and operated Guy Bookout Masonry since 1998 and has been with the company for 38 years. He enjoyed his weekends at the lake, trips to Florida, and Friday night dinners. He was extremely sociable, with many friends and didn’t know a stranger. Amongst his many loves were his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Pam; daughters, Gina (David) Hargarten of Auburn and Kelly (Matthew) Arens of New Haven; mother, Janet Meyers of Fort Wayne; sister, Pamela (Harry) Bland of St. Joe; step siblings, Paul (Jane) Meyers, James Meyers, Ruth (Glen) Richardson, and Jill (Bob) Swygart, all of Fort Wayne, and Amy (Marvin) Jacobowitz of Albion; and grandchildren, Nick, Logan, and Beau Hargarten, Haisley and Ilah Arens. He was preceded in death by his father, Karl, in 2000. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at Martini Lutheran Church, 333 Moeller Road, New Haven, with visitation one hour prior. Pastor James Teasdale officiating. Visitation also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Harper’s Community Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven. Preferred memorials to Martini Lutheran Church. To share online condolences, visit www.harperfuneralhome.com

POSTED: 02/13/18 at 8:23 am. FILED UNDER: Obits

MARGARET “MARGE” LOUISE MOORE, 85, of New Haven, passed away Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. Arrangements by Harper’s Community Funeral Home of New Haven.

POSTED: 01/06/18 at 2:45 pm. FILED UNDER: Obits

ELEANOR L. FEASBY, 87, of New Haven, Ind., passed away Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. Surviving are her children, Cindy (Dale) Smith, Scott (Barb) Feasby, Stan (Ann) Feasby. She was preceded in death by her husband, Verlin P. Feasby. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 at Gearhart & Jurczyk Funeral Home, Convoy, Ohio, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Visitation also from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 at the funeral home. Arrangements by Gearhart & Jurczyk Funeral Home, Convoy, Ohio. Condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com

POSTED: 01/06/18 at 2:44 pm. FILED UNDER: Obits

EMILY C. BACON, 94, passed away on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Garrett. Born in Fort Wayne, she was raised by the late Henry and Lulu (Licht sinn) Scharpen berg. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Soest), Fort Wayne. She was a World War II cadet nurse and retired in 1978 from the VA Hospital as a registered nurse after 32 years. She was also a member of the Concordia Seminary Guild, where she received the Miles Christi Award and the National Organization for Federal Employees. She is survived by her caregivers, Larry and Rita Lichtsinn of Auburn; cousins, LaVon (Glen) Rinard, Lowena Sharpenberg, and Warren Perkins all of New Haven; and numerous nieces, nephews, and god children. She was also preceded in death by siblings, Samuel Bacon, Arthur Bacon, Lorene Conrad, Elaine Pfeiffer, and Geraldine Lichtsinn. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Soest), 9909 Wayne Trace, Fort Wayne, with visitation two hours prior. Pastor Josef J. Henning officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Preferred memorials are to Central Lutheran School or Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Soest). Arrangements by Harper’s Community Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven. To share online condolences visit www.harperfuneralhome.com

POSTED: 01/06/18 at 2:43 pm. FILED UNDER: Obits

Marvin Russel Smith, 86, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Earl and Edna (Jones) Smith. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion Post 420, Monroeville and Howard Bandelier VFW Post 2457, New Haven. He was also a member of St. Louis Besancon Catholic Church and the New Haven Lions Club. He was the owner and operator of Smith Builders for 45 years. After his retirement he enjoyed woodworking projects, sports, was an avid reader, and loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marilyn; children, Mike (Linda) Smith of Fort Wayne, Kathy (Tad) Biddle of New Haven, Steve (Suzy) Smith of Monroeville, and Marc (Lori) Smith of New Haven; sisters, Vera (Pete) Christman of Fishers and Pat (Abe) Gerardot of Monroeville; grandchildren, Lucas (Amy) Smith, Evan (Claire) Smith, Nick (Rita) Smith, Lindsay (Casey) Anderson, Allison (Justin) Slusher, Stefani (Derek) Fillers, Henry Smith, Molly Smith, Sam Smith, Harry Smith, and Samantha Smith; and 14 great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Eddie Joe Smith.

Memorial Mass is 11 a.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018 at St. Louis Besancon Catholic Church, 15535 Lincoln Hwy E., New Haven with visitation one hour prior to service. Father Ben Muhlenkamp officiating. Burial in the church cemetery with military honors. Preferred memorials are to the St. Louis Besancon Catholic Church Building Fund.

POSTED: 01/03/18 at 3:12 pm. FILED UNDER: Obits