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D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Pine Valley

1320 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, IN

OBITUARY

Rev. Norman A. Conklin

August 7, 1932October 15, 2019

Rev. Norman A. Conklin, 87, passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019 in Fort Wayne, IN surrounded by his family. He was born in Tarrytown NY. Norman was a true shepherd as Pastor to churches in South Dakota, Kansas, and the Ft. Wayne area and his love for the Lord fueled his passion for ministry to people in ways too many to mention. Norman was an avid sports fan before Alzheimers stole his memory of his favorite team, the Cleveland Indians. He enjoyed traveling with his beloved wife in their motorhome, yardwork, and helping others. He is survived by children Bruce (Donna) Conklin, daughter Bev Ketchum (Carl) Moellering both of Fort Wayne, daughter Barb (Matt) Price of Huntertown, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Doris D. Conklin, his son Brad Conklin, son in law Paul Ketchum. Services will be 10:30 AM Friday October 18, 2019 at Covenant United Methodist Church, 10001 Coldwater Road Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be Thursday October 17, 2019 from 3-5 and 6-8 pm at D.O. McComb& Sons, 1320 E Dupont Rd, Fort Wayne IN. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery Fort Wayne, IN. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. To sign the online guestbook go to www.mccombandsons.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • Reception Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 18, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Final Resting Place, Preferred Memorial

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Vern and Myrna Zielke

November 2, 2019

We offer our condolences to the family. Back in 1966 Norm and Doris welcomed us so warmly to the Sterling Mennonite Church and became our close friends. Their ministry to the Sterling congregation was a blessing to all of us. We pray God's blessing to the family. Vern and Myrna Zielke, Wichita, Kansas

Jack & Cheryl Jordan

October 22, 2019

We just learned of Norm's passing today, Tues. Oct. 22nd. He & Doris were both so special to both of us. Jack has so many fond memories of spending time in their home and feeling like they were 2nd parents to him and their children were like his siblings. I know Norm will be greatly missed but there is no doubt that he is rejoicing today with his Lord & Savior and his dear wife. Please know that we are praying for all of the family.

Anna Al-Shami

October 19, 2019


Dearest Cousins and families
I will always remember Uncle Normans calm voice that made you feel all will be ok and his sincere smile. There is another star shining down. May you all be blessed with beautiful memories.
❤Always Anna

Marchelle Joseph

October 18, 2019

My Deepest Condolences to my dear cousins as they now grieve the loss of their father. May he Rest In Peace with the heavenly angels at the presence of Our Lord. You were certainly blessed with the best Earthly Parents!❤️ (((Hugs))) to each of you😘. How I loved them both!!❤️

Gay Ingold

October 18, 2019

To the family of Norm Conklin,
Norm was the pastor at Servia United Church of Christ for about five years. We so enjoyed him and Doris. He always had a smile, was willing to listen and guide in a gentle manner. We are so sorry to read of his passing, but know he is reunited with Doris and their son. Love and prayers to the family.

Gay and John Ingold, Allison Wise and Courtney Belt

Shari Pentecost

October 17, 2019

The most beautiful day, being married byNorm and Doris at Salem UCC. Blessed man he was!

Don Kaufman

October 17, 2019

Had numerous occasions to be with Norm (and Doris) while I was on the UCC Indiana-Kentucky Conference staff, and during the year or so I served at Plymouth Congregational UCC, Ft. Wayne, and we played golf together. Norm was a gentle, compassionate, and faithful pastor who served us well in the United Church of Christ. I lift Doris and the family in my prayers.

Deb Weil

October 17, 2019

We will miss Norm's humor, endless welcoming smile and hand shake. Norm and Doris was a big part of our lives. They were family to all. We met them in the small church in the woods in Pine Valley, invited by Brad. As the church grew, a brand new church was built were Norm married us. Our family has always said Norm had an unique way of preaching the word. He'd reference it in everyday life with humor, which made it easy to understand. "Rest easy in Paradise!" Our Love and Sympathy,
Greg and Deb Weil and Children

Gary Hunter

October 16, 2019

Norm and Doris drew us to the church with their sincerity and kindness. I consider both to be great friends and mentors. I will miss them very much.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY