Ophelia C. Graeff Weitzman

April 25, 1919December 26, 2012

OPHELIA C. WEITZMAN, 93, of Fort Wayne, died on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. A native of Columbia, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William L. and Anna Marie (nee. Thumm) Graeff. An active member of Trinity English Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, she was Chairman of the Deaconesses for 25 years, and involved with the outreach program, and Priscilla's Circle. A member of the AAUW since 1940, Past President of the Lutheran Hospital Auxiliary, a charter member of the Alpha Mu chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority. She received her Bachelor's Degree in 1940 and, Master's Degree in 1948, both from Indiana University, and retired in 1958 after 19 years as a teacher for Fort Wayne Community Schools. She is survived by her god-daughter, Marie Frey of West Chester, Pa.; great-nephew, Matthew (Cindy) Scheumann of Fort Wayne; dear friends, Glen (Chris) Bickel of Fort Wayne; and several nieces nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Oscar L. Weitzman, in 1989. Funeral service is 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Lutheran Life Villages Chapel, 6723 South Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Entombment in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be given to Trinity English Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, or Lutheran Life Villages. For online condolences, please visit


  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 29, 2012
  • Visitation Saturday, December 29, 2012

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Archie and Susan James

December 31, 2012

As a young couple, just starting our family, we were Oscar and Ophelia's back yard neighbors in the late 70s and 80s. We always enjoyed our chats over the fence and their beautiful back yard. We will always have very fond memories of "Miss Ophelia." She was a wonderful neighbor. Our condolences to her family and friends.

Darlene Yarnelle

December 28, 2012

Ophelia was such a wonderful support and inspiration to the Outreach Board at Trinity. I am forever grateful . God rest her dear soul..I'm sure she's organizing something already !