Greenlawn Funeral Home

6750 Covington Rd., Fort Wayne, IN


Irene M. Longenberger

December 24, 1918September 26, 2019

Irene M. Longenberger, of Fort Wayne, passed away on September 26, 2019. She was 100. She was born on December 24, 1918 in Adams County. Irene graduated from high school in Adams County, Indiana 1936 and from The Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing 1940. She worked for many years as a nurse doing both private duty and general duty at Lutheran Hospital. She was a nurse for Wolf and Dessauer Department Store for 5 years and an office nurse for Robert Lohmann MD for 17 years. On September 7, 1940 she married Kenneth Arlo Longenberger. They were married for 70 years before his passing in 2010. They resided in Fort Wayne until they became full time residents of Bradenton, Florida in 1992. She returned to Fort Wayne in 2013 to reside at Covington Commons Senior Living. Irene is survived by her daughter, Sharon (James) Kellock of Lake Forest, IL; son, Stanley (Barbara) Longenberger, of Fort Wayne; daughter in-law, Sandra Longenberger; grandchildren, Tamera (Jeff) Beard of Indianapolis, Robert (Debra) Longenberger of Fort Wayne, Kimberly (James) Carris of Lake Forest, IL, James (Kim) Kellock III of Peoria, Amy (Joey) Longenberger, of Fort Wayne, Rick (Kyli) Longenberger of Fort Wayne; ten great- grandchildren. Proceeding her in passing are her parents, Milton and Emma Girod; son, Stephen Longenberger; sister, Mary Kelley; and brothers, Glen Girod, Arthur Girod MD, and Dwight Girod. A memorial service will be at 1pm on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at the Greenlawn Funeral Home 6750 Covington Road Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804. Memorial Contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home 5910 Homestead Road Fort Wayne, Indiana 46814. Condolences may be left online at www.greenlawnmpfh.com.


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  • Memorial Service Sunday, October 13, 2019
  • Reception Sunday, October 13, 2019
  • Final Resting Sunday, October 13, 2019


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Ron & Sue Girod

October 8, 2019

Aunt Irene & Uncle Kenny always made us feel so welcome when we visited them in Fort Wayne and Florida. Always interested in how our family and business was growing. Always so kind. Will be missed. Until we meet again.

This picture was taken in 1995 at Kent Girod's for a family reunion. Left to right: Mary (Girod) Kelley, Dwight Girod and Irene (Girod) Longenberger.

Deb Miller

October 7, 2019

Irene was a lovely lady. I had the privilege of meeting her at Covington Commons, where my mother also lived. As I arrived every morning, Irene would be in the living room area reading the newspaper. No one else was around let alone up! Irene would greet me, and encourage me as I cared for my mother. She was delightful and I so enjoyed our daily visits.
These past four years I thought of your mother/grandmother often and wondered how she was doing. What a legacy of 100 years old and 70 years of marriage! I'm sure your family will miss her greatly.
Blessings to you all.
D Miller

William & Diane Anderson

October 6, 2019

Our condolences for the passing of Irene. We are going to miss our visits with your mom.
-Love, Bill

terri borne

October 5, 2019

For Aunt Irene family was such an important part of her life. She prayed for us all. She taught me that love never fails. Until we meet again, I love you.