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

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