DONALD LOCHNER HUBERT

HUBERT DONALD LOCHNER, 102, entered Glory on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at The Towne House Retirement Center. Born in Wood-burn on Sept. 22, 1911, he moved to Fort Wayne in 1927 at the age of 15. Hubert graduated from South Side High School in the Class of 1929. For three years during World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps in six states, primarily teaching aircraft recognition in operational training bases on the West Coast. In 1950, he married Dorothy Marie Amstutz, whom he met at First Missionary Church. He was co-owner of the family business, Lochner Manufacturing Company, where he worked 40 years producing furniture upholstering equipment. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Dorothy; daughters, Gail Marie (Barry) Ernst of Fort Wayne, and Rev. Rita Kay Lochner (John) Scruton-Wilson of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; grandchildren, Annsley Marie Scruton-Wilson, Andrew Lochner Scruton-Wilson, Sarah Ernst, Lisa (Luke) Johnson; great-grandson, Caleb Edward Johnson, born the previous day. He was preceded in death by his brothers, David Marion, Perley Harold, and Ellis Pierre Lochner. Service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Missionary Church, 701 W. Rudisill Blvd., with visitation from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Visitation also from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at The Towne House Retirement Center Chapel, 2209 St. Joe Center Road. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Missionary Church Homemakers Class Mission Fund. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His faithful one. Peace and thanksgiving be to Hubert's memory. Arrangements entrusted to D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes. To sign the online guest book, please go to www.mccombandsons.com

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Oct. 12, 2013