LOUISE M. TINSLEY, 101, died on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Fort Wayne. Born in Allen County, she was a daughter of the late William and Caroline Bradt mueller. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. She retired in 1980 from Parkview Hospital with 11 years of service. She is survived by her son, Tom (Pat) Tinsley of Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren; including caregiver, Sandi Tinsley of Fort Wayne; numerous great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; siblings, William Bradtmueller of North Carolina and Bernadine Leiter of Arizona; and many nieces and nephews including Sharon Wilson of Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, in 1969; daughter, Nila Van Kirk; grandson, Thomas Tinsley; and siblings, Norbert, Carl, Clarence, Herman, Otto, Della, Loretta, Marcella, and Bernice. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 3705 S. Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne, with calling from 9 to 11 a.m. Pastor Jeff Geisler officiating. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Preferred memorials to Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Arrangements by E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven. To share online condolences, please visit www.harperfuneralhome.com

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