Gilda M. (Hengsteler) Everson

November 18, 1932January 5, 2021

Gilda M. (Hengsteler) Everson, 88, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. She was a daughter of the late Otto H. and Olga M. (nee Mezzano) Hengsteler.

She is survived by her daughter, Valerie Everson, of LaOtto; son, Mike (Janet) Everson, of Fort Wayne; sister, Donna Gringauz, of New York; grandsons, Drake and Chandler Everson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ted L. Everson, in 2000.

Private Services are being held. Burial will be in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Arrangements have been entrusted to D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home (1320 East Dupont Road, Fort Wayne). For online condolences, please visit

Memorial donations in Gilda's honor may be directed to Riley Children's Hospital, or the Wounded Warrior Project.


  • Riley Children's Hospital
  • Wounded Warriors Project


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Gilda M. (Hengsteler) Everson

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Cynthis Roy

January 14, 2021

Dear Valerie and Mike, I am very sorry to hear about your mom. Losing a mom is so painful. I will pray for both of you . Sincerely, Cindy Meeks,Roy

Stephen Boedeker

January 10, 2021

Valerie and Mike, I was so sorry to read of your Mother's recent death. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Steve Boedeker

Janet Vail

January 9, 2021

Valerie, I remember your Mom as a loving vibrant and caring person. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

Diane Jones

January 8, 2021

Dear Val,
My deepest sympathy for you and your family. You were a wonderful daughter. You are in my prayers.

James Pombrio

January 8, 2021

Dear Val,

Please accept my condolences on your loss. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.

James Pombrio