C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home

1327 North Wells Street, Fort Wayne, IN


Ann L. Tyler

September 29, 1930January 5, 2020

Anna Louise (Lapadat) Tyler, 89, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away January 5, 2020. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 49 years, Jack L. Tyler, whom she met and fell in love with during high school. She has been reunited with him and other family who preceded her: son Matthew L. Tyler, parents George and Anna Lapadat; brother George G. Lapadat; sisters Rosalia Wilkinson and Mary Crosby; and great nephew James L. Lepper. She will be sorely missed by those still here: son Christopher L. and wife Kim Tyler, son Nick L. Tyler and dear friend, Sheila R. Meyer; sons by other mothers Greg York, Bill Newmann, Kim Klophenstein; grandson Christian Tyler Morgan; granddaughter-by-choice Annie (Melchi) Stanley; nieces Patti (Wilkinson) Barlett and Rebecca (Crosby) Lepper; great nephews John and Eric Barlett and great niece Kelly Power.

Ann was a 28-year veteran of the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, attained the rank of Detective Sergeant, and was a past president of Women in Police Indiana. In 1958 Ann and Jack were founding members of the NE Indiana Historical Automobile Association. She was so proud of her Romanian ancestry and maintained the Romanian Orthodox heritage of faith and family her entire life.

Visitation will be 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursday, January 9, 2020, at C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home 1327 N. Wells Street, Fort Wayne 46808. Services will commence at 12:00 pm and be conducted by Father John Ionita of Chicago IL. After the service there will be a committal at Lindenwood Cemetery.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • Final Resting Place Thursday, January 9, 2020


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Megan Ashley

January 7, 2020

Sending my heartfelt condolences to Ann's family. She was a good friend and colleague of my grandfather Graham Foote. Always kind hearted and full of laughter.
She had gifted my niece a stuffed bunny and that soon became my nieces most prized posession that she took with her EVERYWHERE. There were many times my sister had to go searching for it. One time at Freimann Square. I believe my niece still to this day has her "bunny foo foo" :)
I know how excited my grandfather was to go to the police luncheons as well and enjoyed her friendship. Ann was a sweet lady. May she rest in peace
Megan (Foote) Ashley

Bill Neumann

January 7, 2020

I have been blessed to know Ann for the last 40+ years. A better person than she, can not be expected in our lives more than once. Yes, she was a cop who could be either your worst enemy, or your advocate. She could be tough when needed, as witnessed by her raising 3 sons, who can be as warm & compassionate as their Mama was. When I was at what has been the lowest point of my life, she was there to give every bit of support she could. I am convinced that I wouldn't have survived without her. I have always been, and will always be grateful to her for those times. She is now resting peacefully and hanging out with Jack & Matt, but will remain in the hearts of everyone who has had the honor to know her.

Sharon Scrogham

January 7, 2020

Aunt Annie was a true sweetheart. We will always remember the many times she walked with our float for the Tree Rivers Parade. And she was one of the pretty ladies --walking the mile long parade in her high heels and smiling and giving hugs along the route. Lynn remembers driving Aunt Annie to Avila for breakfast with their retired police officers. Annie enjoyed sharing her police stories with the officers.
Aunt Annie always had a twinkle in her eye as she shared her family memories of her childhood at the rolling mills. And she spoke to us in her Romanian language at times reminding she once was Annie Lapadat.
Heaven is getting a truly unique lady officer that was honest, caring and lot of fun. Miss you Aunt Annie
Sharon and Lynn Scrogham

Julie Peters

January 7, 2020

I met Ann, over 40 years ago, words cannot express, how incredibly special and truly one of a kind, this woman was. I know for a fact, that she nonstop helped people, her entire life. To a huge degree, I bet people don’t even know how much she deeply cared and helped our community.
I truly loved when she stop by, my business to say hi, and reminisce.
She was truly beautiful inside and out, so incredibly strong and genuine, in fact, I think that’s what I loved about her the most, her wisdom and speaking her truth.
I would be remiss, if I didn’t mention, what an incredibly good cook she was. I benefited from her special soups, pastries and more .
I am truly blessed that, Ann, not only was in my life, but our world has been a better place with Her in it.
Much love and blessings, to you Ann, and to your family and your massive amount of friends.

Ronald Buskirk

January 7, 2020

Ann was the first Female Merit Deputy hired into the Allen County Indiana Sheriff's Department - now the Allen County Police Department. What a fine lady. By her own words of recent years when asked how are you? "I am tough old broad and doing just fine." I heard that so many times. Annie, you will be sorrowfully missed by those of us who had the pleasure and good fortune to have met you and become your friend.

Linda and I offer our sincere condolences.

~ Until we meet again ~

Joan Garrison

January 7, 2020

I met Ann a couple of times at family gatherings....she was a nice, gracious lady....my sympathy to Nick and Sheila.