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DR. KENNETH M. YOSS, 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Hudson, Iowa, he was a WWII Army Veteran and a Professor of Astronomy at the University of Illinois for 40 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne Astronomical Society, the American Astronomical Society and a proud alumnus of University of Michigan. "He was a very loving man, who never met a stranger." Surviving are his wife, Pearl (Harber) of Fort Wayne; daughters, Roberta (Bob) Hursthouse of Naperville, Ill., Barb Yoss of Indianapolis, and Ann Yoss of Sandwich, Ill.; stepsons, Rick (Susie) Schreiber of Bow Mar, Colo., Dan (Jill) Schreiber and Tim Schreiber both of Champaign, Ill.; step daughters, Janet (Tom) Ashley of Huntington, and Debbie (Denny) Hamilton of Fort Wayne; grandson, Scott Hursthouse and 11 step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Norma Lee Yoss; parents, Fred and Charlotte Yoss; brother, Robert Yoss; and sister, Jeannette Gibson. Funeral service is 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 at Covenant United Methodist Church, 10001 Coldwater Rd. with calling one hour prior. Rev. Karen Koelsch officiating. Calling also from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 E. Dupont Rd. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery & Chapel, Urbana, Illinois. Memorials to A Friend's House. To sign the online guest book, please go to www.mccombandsons.com

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Aug. 6, 2012
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