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Don E. Schmutte

January 18, 1939February 14, 2018

Don Schmutte, 79, of Fort Wayne passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. He was the son of the late Everett and Virginia (Keith) Schmutte. He served in the U.S. Navy. He worked as a Fort Wayne Fireman for 21 years before retiring. He also worked at Lindenwood Cemetery in maintenance. He enjoyed being a Ham radio operator, eating, and shopping. Surviving family include his daughters, Kari (Troy) Karshner and Niki Schmutte; and granddaughters, Morgan and Lauren Karshner. Besides his parents, he was preceded in passing by his wife, Lana J. (Howard) Schmutte, and sister, Betty Hoelle. A private family entombment will happen at a later date at Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to LaPorte County Parks Department, LaPorte, Indiana. Greenlawn Funeral Home, Fort Wayne is handling arrangements.

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February 16, 2018

Dear Kari and Niki and family,
So saddened to learn of Don's passing. We have many wonderful memories and good times with your parents. Since we moved southwest, we would see and talk with your dad at Meijer or Menard's. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. Don was truly Julian's best friend!!
Sincerely,
Julian and Rosanne Franke