Kristin Rose Pancner

April 13, 1938July 7, 2018

Kristin Rose Pancner, Psy.D., 80, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Lake Wawasee.

Kristin was born and raised in Livingston, Montana and attended Park County High School, graduating Valedictorian. She graduated from Northwestern University in 1961, majoring in Nursing and Sociology. Kristin further advanced her education, earning her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology in 1978, and her Doctorate in Psychology in 1992. She was employed at Pancner Psychiatric Associates throughout her career as a counselor and psychologist. Kristin was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority while at Northwestern. In Fort Wayne, she served as Vice President of the Newcomer's Club, a camp nurse at the Episcopal Church Camp, and volunteered at the American Red Cross as a Mental Health Counselor. She was also Co-Chair of a national convention for the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology, and President of the Pastoral Education Advisory Committee at Lutheran Hospital. She was a published writer for a number of publications, including The Individual Psychologist and the International Journal of Individual Psychology. Kristin was known as an intelligent, charismatic, caring and compassionate person. She was a devoted and caring wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed travel, reading, and entertaining. Kristin particularly loved spending time at Lake Wawasee and Sanibel Island, FL, where she spent winters with her husband and family. Surviving are her spouse of 58 years, Ronald J. Pancner, M.D., two children, Paul Pancner and Jennifer (Kent) Ennis, as well as five grandchildren, Austin, Dominique, Cameron, Alexa and Olivia. Her companions Tux and Diablo survive as well.

Please send memorials to Fort Wayne Children's Zoo and the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission. There will be a private Celebration of Life scheduled at a later date. Please visit to leave condolences.


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Susan Kelsaw Graham

October 28, 2018

Dear Mr Pancner,
I’m sorry for your loss and I will be praying for you and your family.

Jon Wolf

July 20, 2018

Ron & Family,
I have not seen Kristin in a long time, but I remember her as being a very elegant lady & a great
conversationalist. She was well read & always tried to look at the positive side of life. It was a honor to have met her. You have my deepest sympathy & may your best memories live forever.
Jon Wolf

Nettie Marty. (Pomajbo - maiden name)

July 18, 2018

Have not seen Kristin in years, but remember her fondly during our high school years. I send my condolences to her husband, children and grandchildren.

Jim Peterson

July 16, 2018

Kristen was a good friend through High School in Livingston.

I have always admired her accomplishments in her professional life.


Victor Kolch

July 16, 2018

Ron, Paul, and Family- In the 38 years of my ministry with Lutheran Hospital's Pastoral Care Division, there are several people whom I deem influential in offering personal gifts and talents to our Clinical Pastoral Education Program. The wisdom and personality Kris shared is one which has endeared my work immensely. Much has changed since those days on Fairfield Avenue, starting with the presence of Adlerian psychotherapy on our 8th Floor, and your offices down the street. When our grand-niece from Chicago recently announced she was entering the Adlerian program in Chicago this coming semester, I immediately thought of your practice, which was the first time I ever heard of Adlerian psychiatry. Hope she follows in the footsteps of all of the Pancner Family, and others who have impacted clients, patients, and others. May our Lord's Peace be yours this day and in the days ahead.- Victor

Robin Singletary

July 15, 2018

I, my daughter Ashley as well as my mother Barbara Smith. Would like to express our deepest sympathy . Kris as well as Dr. Pancner have always been special to our family. If it wasn't for Kris & her wonderful heart & personality I don't believe my mom would have survived some obstacles. But Kris was always there for her & will be greatly missed by everyone whose lives she affected. May She Find Peace in Our Lords Arms God Bless

Gloria Gillenwater

July 12, 2018

We are so sorry to lose a good neighbor. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Bob & Gloria Gillenwater (on Rose Ann Pkwy)

Ron Lowe

July 11, 2018

Loss is never easy! My thoughts an prayers are with you.
Ron and Kris both enhanced my life in ways that I have been grateful for many years now.
RIP- Kris!