Mary Jo Morel

February 17, 1940March 25, 2019

Mary Jo Morel a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne went home to the Lord on Monday the 25th of March. She was born on February 17, 1940 to Howard and Peggy (Bower) Lindenberg. Mary Jo was a graduate of South Side High School Class of 58. She was a homemaker, teachers aid at Holland elementary school and retired from ITT after devoting 20 years of service. Mary Jo was a Northrop Bruin Show Choir groupie and loved the Ft. Wayne Children’s Zoo. She also enjoyed photography, scrapbooking, gardening and feeding the giraffes at the zoo.

Mary Jo was preceded in death by her parents, brother Paul Lindenberg and former spouse, Frank Morel. She is survived by her children Mary Lynn Morel, Christopher (Lisa) Morel, Michael (Lori) Morel. Brother Mark (Debbie) Lindenberg. Grandchildren Dan, Brooke, Arie, Zach, Kayleigh, Reese and Sydney. Great-grandchildren Jennifer, Rocky, Emma, Ellinor, Azlyn and Ireland. Sister-in-law Valerie Morel. Contributions in Mary's memory may be made to Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, 3411 Sherman BLVD, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46808.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Morel family.


  • Fort Wayne Children's Zoo


  • Visitation Friday, March 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 29, 2019
  • Final Resting Friday, March 29, 2019

Mary Jo Morel

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Kristin Cocklin

March 29, 2019

Mary Jo was an amazing lady she will be miss by many .... My favorite thing to do with her was when I would see her as I was leaving I would tell see ya later alligator... Her response would after while crocodile.... We used to sing you are my sunshine .... I love it! Thank you for the memories!

Maria Cuney

March 27, 2019

Mary Jo will be missed. She was such a delight to be around. I will always remember how kind and funny she could be. She loved her music! She made a positive impact on so many of us. May the Lord be with her Children and their Families at this sorrowful time. She did make a difference in many people's lives!