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Mary M. Ehinger

June 10, 1928November 14, 2020
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Mary M. Ehinger, 92, of Fort Wayne passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020. She was born on June 10, 1928 in Wakonda, South Dakota, a daughter of the late James and Margaret (O’Donnell) McCarty. She graduated from Wakonda High School. She worked as the school secretary at St. Joseph Catholic School as well as veterinarian assistant at Corner Veterinary Clinic. She was a 60 plus year member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Brooklyn Ave. where she was an active member of the Altar and Rosary Sodality and St. Vincent DePaul Society. In her free time, she enjoyed gardening and was a very accomplished seamstress. Most of all, she will be remembered as a woman whose faith and family were most important to her. Surviving family include her children, Ann (Steve) Travis, Bill (Rose) Ehinger, Jim (Mary) Ehinger, Mary (Patrick Burk) Ehinger, Joann (Don) Hinen, and Phil (Kathy) Ehinger; 14 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. Besides her parents, she was preceded in passing by her husband, William J. Ehinger whom she married on June 26, 1950, and preceded her in passing in 1988; and grandson, Todd Underwood. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 20, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2213 Brooklyn Avenue, Fort Wayne with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne with a rosary service at 4:30 p.m. Masks are required for all events. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. In lieu of flowers, donations for Masses or to the St. Vincent DePaul Society.

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Robert/Joanne Krudop

November 21, 2020



Dear Family and Forever Friends,
On the day your mother died, Heaven welcomed a wonderful lady home. She was a caring person who generously shared her love, time and talents with not only her family- but with her parish family. She and your father taught by example. We have many fond memories of many years spent at St.Joseph’s Parish with them. Sending all of you our love .
Bob and Joanne Krudop

jim & alicia andersen

November 19, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of your loss, i know words can not heal the pain only time will do that. We wish we could be there for you as you have been there for us so many times. Just know that our prayers are with you and your family.

James Conroy

November 18, 2020

Deepest sympathies to Bill, Phil and the entire Ehinger family on the loss of your mother.

Mary Lou Schulien-Plummer

November 18, 2020

My condolences to Bill and the entire family on the passing of your mother. In 1982 when my father passed away, Bill came to the funeral home to offer his sympathy. I’ve never forgotten that unexpected kindness.

Sarah "Sally" Kindinger

November 18, 2020

May your memories and your faith be with you during this transition. My heartfelt condolences, Sarah "Sally" Shryock Kindinger

David Kilgus

November 17, 2020

Condolences to my cousin's and there family on the loss of their mother and grandmother!

Janet Phillips

November 17, 2020

Condolences to the entire Ehinger family. So very sorry for your loss. May your wonderful memories comfort you during this difficult time. Love, prayers and peace...Janet Phillips

Susan Fry

November 16, 2020

Sorry about your loss of your mother. I am Jo’s sisters-in-law in Seattle. Sorry I cannot be there to give my sympathy in person but I am with you all in Spirit, prayers, and thoughts. I will be thinking of all of you during this time.
Susan (Hinen) Fry

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