JOANNE R. BRADTMUELLER, 59, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at Parkview North Hospital, Fort Wayne, with her loving family by her side. Born in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Jim and Ruth (Adams) Gerbers. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Woodburn. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 377, a supporting member of the American Legion Riders, and a previous member of the New Haven EMS as a basic EMT. She is survived by her children, Andi (Dane) Adams, Ryan Reichhart and Adam Reichhart, all of Woodburn; brothers, Bruce (Vickie) Gerbers of Wabash and Jeff (Tracy) Gerbers of Indianapolis; sister, Cyndi (John) Keller of Woodburn; twin, Jeanne Chaffin of Lakeville; and nine grandchildren, Dakota, Max, Oliver, Pierce, Dallas, Lexi, Makenzie, Briana, and Jaylyn. She was preceded in death by her nephews, Mike and Nick Gorrell. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at Christ Lutheran Church, 4412 Park St., Woodburn, with calling one hour prior to the service. Pastor Tim Edwards officiating. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven. Preferred memorials are to the Allen County 4-H Horse & Pony Club or the Joanne Bradtmueller Help the Veterans Fund. To share online condolences, visit

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