MELISSA “MISSY” SUE WIDENHOEFER, 34, entered the Lord’s heavenly home on Sunday, April 3, 2016, at Canterbury Nursing Home, Fort Wayne. She is finally at peace. Melissa touched the hearts of so many and will be missed dearly by family and friends. She was a member of Martini Lutheran Church, New Haven. She was a 2000 graduate of New Haven High School. Missy had many loves, one of her favorites was gardening. She is survived by her parents, Duane and Nila Widenhoefer of Fort Wayne; brother, Jeremy (Melissa) Widenhoefer of Monroeville; grandmother, Arlene Bruick of New Haven; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Eldor Widenhoefer, and Fred and Leona Wietfeldt; and aunt, Carol Wietfeldt. Funeral service is 10 a.m. Wednesday at Martini Lutheran Church, 333 Moeller Road, New Haven, with calling one hour prior to service. The Rev. Dr. Jim Teasdale officiating. Calling also from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven. Burial in Concordia Cemetery Gardens, Fort Wayne. Preferred memorials to Martini Lutheran Church or Heartland Hospice. To share online condolences, please visit

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