LEONA M. UPTGRAFT, 83, of Merriam, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. Surviving are children, Shirley Von Derau, Mary (Charles) Herman, Douglas (Laurie), Russell (Peggy), Mark (Melinda) and Martha (Joseph) Hubbard; daughters-in-law, Ann and Nancy Uptgraft; brothers, Paul (Judy) Geiger, Charles (Joyce) Geiger and Harry Geiger; sisters, Mary Ann Gaerte, Bonnie (William) Schirmeyer and Pauline (Jerry) Lane.; 24 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, William A. in 2004; sons, Earl and Thomas; son-in-law, Woody VonDerau; a brother; two sisters; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter. Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m. Monday at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Churubusco with Father Danny Pinto, the celebrant. Calling is from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco, with the Holy Rosary at 5 p.m. Burial in Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne. Memorials to .


Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Feb. 8, 2013