GERTRUDE I. LEAS, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Margarete Winkel mann. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. Surviving are her children, Patricia (Jim) Gebhart, Mariane Duffey, Anita (Thomas) Tracy, Matthew Leas, and Sara Pellot; grandchildren, Deidre, Jenny, Tracy, Tammy, David, Amanda, Maggie, Joshua, Matt, Tom, Damien, and Shelly; and seven great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Blaine D. Leas. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes, Wayne Street Chapel, 420 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne, with calling two hours prior to service. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. Memorial donations may be given to Lutheran Hospital Chaplin's Program, or the Allen County S.P.C.A. For online condolences, please visit


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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Feb. 27, 2013