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Greenlawn Funeral Home

6750 Covington Rd., Fort Wayne, IN

OBITUARY

Rev William Frank Armstrong

April 28, 1947July 28, 2020
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Rev. William Frank Armstrong, 73, passed away on July 28, 2020. He was born in Chicago, Il on April 28, 1947, the son of the late Rev. Frank and Jeannette Armstrong.

Bill grew up in Clyde, OH and Woodburn, IN and attended middle and high school in Hamilton, OH and attended Fort Wayne Bible College.

He served as part time youth pastor at West Berne Missionary Church where he met his wife of 52 years Ronnette Luginbill.

Bill served as associate pastor and youth pastor at Harvester Ave Missionary Church and Northside Missionary Church in Ft. Wayne, IN; New Haven Missionary Church, New Haven, IN and Rona Missionary in Fairborn, OH.

He served in pastoral ministry for over 50 years having served as the Central District of the Missionary Church Youth Director, Church Planting Pastor of Eastlake Community Church, in San Diego, CA, Operational Director and later Director of the Church Multiplication Training Center, Associate Pastor of First Missionary Church, Ft. Wayne, IN, and Founder/Director of Missional Strategies Group, INC.

He was the best friend of his wife, Ronnette and loved his children and grandchildren. He loved people and spending time with them, sharing stories, and building relationships.

Bill was an avid sports fan, having enjoyed coaching for many years. Bill was also a trumpet player, talented musician and enjoyed sharing music with his wife.

He is survived by his wife, Ronnette Armstrong; children, Daren (Manuela) Armstrong, Melissa Armstrong, Greg Armstrong, and Amanda (Paul) Circle; grandchildren, Zion, Hadassah, and Emily Armstrong, Trinity Aust and Ryan Armstrong; and sister, Elaine (Bob) Porch.

Funeral service will be held at 11am on Monday, August 3, 2020 at Life Community Church, 7222 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804. Visitation will be held one hour prior. It may be viewed via live stream at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCndDngSOl9TqZhGZikWaNVg.

Visitation will be held from 3-7pm on Sunday, August 2, 2020 also at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Missionary Church, PO Box 9127, Fort Wayne, IN 46899, marked for Armstrong Memorial.

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Doug Beutler

August 7, 2020

Bill was always an encouragement to me. Whether it was coaching softball together or planting a church. Bill was always my cheerleader. I will miss you Bill. Looking forward to seeing you again.

Ralph Brandenburg

August 4, 2020

Dear Ronette and family;
We are saddened to hear of the loss of your husband, and father. We pray that you will feel the peace that only God can give. Our memories of Bill are special. His life blessed us in so many ways.
After the fire in Chicago, he visited and encouraged us so many times. We send our blessings on you all.
Ralph and Norma Brandenburg

Beverly Schmidt

August 4, 2020

Ronnette and family, so sorry for your lost of great Godly Man. Bill was a great Youth Pastor to me and many memories of all you and the family. Bill parents were great people and so appreciate all the Armstrong's. Sorry couldn't attend Bill's service, would of loved too. God Bless You all and Love to all, Bev

Brent Clifton

August 3, 2020

Bill was one of the best men I knew and am sorry to see the world lose him.

Kathleen Bailey

August 3, 2020

Ronnette and family I was so sorry to see this news of Bill’s passing. I have such good memories of the old days as neighbors and the many years of catching up over lunch or dinner after a passing of time. We always enjoyed catching up on the family news and supporting each other in prayer over hard times. I will be offering prayers for all of you during this difficult time. My love to all- Kathy

Bret Spinks

August 2, 2020

Bill and I had many great conversations at his community pool about many different topics. Bill was a wise man, with a great perspective on life. He was always watching out for both of our daughters at the pool, while they were watching out for guests who swam at the pool.

Bill and I both enjoy Georgia peaches, we spent one-day last summer driving for several hours in search of peaches.

Rest in peace Bill.

sandy holman

August 2, 2020

God needed another Angel so He brought William home. R.I.P.

Norm & Linda Patrick

August 1, 2020

We will cherish all the fun times we had at the pool together. Playing water ball was always
enjoyable ,especially when he would swim after all the balls that got away from us.
We loved listening to Bill as he whistled with the birds and always had fun stories to tell.
Rest In Peace my friend.
Norm & Linda

Becky Aldridge

August 1, 2020

My heartfelt sympathies to you Ronnette, and family. I am saddened to hear of Bill's passing from this earth, knowing how much you will all miss Bill here. Comforting is knowing Bill is with the Lord. Prayers are going up for you all! Much love....

Megan Spinks

July 31, 2020

I remember first hearing about Bill from our daughter who worked at the pool. Bill was the mayor of the pool. He welcomed people, floated on his blue pool noodle, and invested in people. Forever thankful for the opportunity to know Bill. His impact will forever be felt.

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