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Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home

6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, IN

OBITUARY

Phyllis Ann DeKoninck

February 15, 1927August 27, 2014
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Phyllis A. (Rauch) DeKoninck died August 27, 2014, at 11 p.m., with all her family at her side. She was born to Alfred and Rose Rauch in Decatur, IN. On February 15, 1927. She married Frank M. DeKoninck on June 5, 1948, he survives. In June of this year, they celebrated 66 years of marriage. She operated deKon’s Kitchen for many years, selling the business in 1976. Her specialty was homemade wedding cakes. Through this business, she touched many lives, with perhaps the most famous person being a Hall of Fame Quarterback for the Miami Dolphins. She also worked for several years at St. Joseph Hessen Cassel as the cafeteria manager, she loved making elephant ears for the students. Her grandchildren really enjoyed the elephant ear parties that she hosted, each trying to top the other in the number eaten. She also worked at Waterfield Mortgage. She loved to bake. Her kids and grandchildren say she makes the best pumpkin pie in the world. She also enjoyed sewing, ceramics, embroidery machine and crochet. She won many ribbons over the years for competition in craft shows both locally and statewide.

She participated in many group trips with her husband and friends with the most memorable being to Belgium where they became acquainted with her husband’s relatives.

Also surviving are her daughters, Patricia Rinehart, Lois Wolpert, Susan Klingenberger, Jeanne Diemer (M. John Diemer) Roselyn Aspy, (Gregory J. Aspy). One son Rev. Kevin DeKoninck (Dr. Beth). She is also survived by fifteen grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death a grandson, Drew Aspy, her parents Alfred and Rose Rauch, brothers, Homer, Charles, William, and sisters Ruth Gage and Leona Lengerich. Surviving are two brothers John and Alvin Rauch, sisters Loretta Rumschlag, and Harriet Schwaller all of Decatur, IN.

The family wants to thank both Lutheran Life Villages and Heartland Hospice for the wonderful loving care given during the last year.

Calling at Klaehn, Fahl, Melton Funeral Home on Winchester Road will be from 3-8 p.m. on Monday, September 1, 2014. Viewing starting at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday morning at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hessen Cassel. Service to follow at eleven o’clock.

Preferred memorials for masses, Lutheran Life Villages and Heartland Hospice.

To sign online condolences www.klaehnfahlmeltonfunerals.com

Services

  • Visitation Monday, September 1, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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Amy Chappell

September 6, 2014

Rose and family,
Our deepest sympathy in the passing of your mother. May you find comfort in knowing she is at peace with our Heavenly Father.

Dave and Amy Chappell and family

Judith Fuller

September 2, 2014

Kevin,
So sorry to hear about your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Peace, Judy Fuller

Joe Smith

September 2, 2014

Kevin, I extend my deepest sympathy and prayers to you at this time. You are a tribute to your parents and to your church. Rev. Joe Smith Fortville UMC

Joseph Wagner

September 2, 2014

Kevin, you and your family ae in oour prayers.Though I did not know your mother or other membes of the family, Iknew you and she certainly help to make you who your are today.

Bonnie &Jerry Gunckel

September 1, 2014

Dear Rose. Sending love and prayers to you and your family. So very sad to learn of your mothers passing.

Lillian Myers

August 31, 2014

To Frank and all the KIDS, you were a great family next door from us, enjoyed the kids too as they played in the yard, never loud. My prayers are with all of you.

Margetta (Gottschalk) Stinson

August 31, 2014

I remember Phyllis and Frank as good friends of my parents - Cecil and Beatrice Gottschalk. Phyllis made my wedding cake 43 1/2 years ago and I still remember how beautiful it was. Prayers for strength and comfort at this time. I love the picture.

penny Doty

August 31, 2014

To frank, patty, lois, Susan, Jeannie, rose, kevin and family, our sincerest condolences to all of you in the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother she was a classy lady, energetic, loved, spoke her mind, carrying, a friend to all. She vwill be missed all of you and all of us.you are in our thoughts and prayers now and forever during your healing process. God bless all of you. Another one of gods angels to watch over us. Love and hugs Dave and penny Doty and family.

Kathy Hettinger Walker

August 31, 2014

Dear Sue and Family,
So sorry for your loss, may you find comfort in wonderful memories and God's love.

August 31, 2014

SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MAY YOU DRAW CLOSE TO OUR LOVING GOD BY READING HIS WORD, AND FIND COMFORT IN THE HOPE THAT HE GIVES US ALL : OF SEEING OUR LOVED ONES AGAIN IN A BEAUTIFUL NEW PARADISE HOME HERE ON EARTH.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

In a dress my mother made from her first communion dress.

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Just married June 5, 1948

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On our honeymoon, ice cream in Corbin, Kentucky.

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1959 - My five daughters.

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1962 - My five daughters and son.

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My mother, my brothers and sister.

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1987 Christmas

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1990 Easter at our house.

FROM THE FAMILY

Taking Brooke and Hunt back to Atlanta.