JOHN W. SCHLUP, 73, of Fort Wayne, died on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born Aug. 25, 1939, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of Ralph and Louise (Meyer) Schlup. He was a 1958 graduate of North Side High School. He married Carolyn J. Boren on Aug. 4, 1969, in Fort Wayne; she survives. He worked as a service tech for Pyro Mation Inc., Fort Wayne for 35 years, retiring in 2003. John loved spending time boating and fishing on Lake Erie. Also surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Trace Wilson of New Haven; a son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Michelle Schlup of Huntertown; 12 grandchildren, Elizabeth Swisher, Emily Swisher, Megan Chell, Madison Chell, Molly Chell, Ryan Chell, Natalie Wilson, Keegan Schlup, Aaron Schlup, Sara Schlup, Erica McPheeters, and Evan McPheeters; and a sister, Barbara May of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Ralph Schlup and Ronald Schlup. Service is 11 a.m. Saturday at Feller & Clark Funeral Home, 1860 S. Center St., Auburn, with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Father David Carkenord officiating. Visitation also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn. Memorials may be directed to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. To view an online obituary or to send condolences, visit

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Feb. 14, 2013