PAUL J. DEININGER, 95, a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at his daughter Rita's home in Elkhart. He was born Sept. 4, 1917 in Fort Wayne a son of Albert L. and Golda M. (Steward) Deininger. He attended St. Peters Catholic School. On March 9, 1942 he was inducted in to the Army Air Corps, serving during World War II. He was honorably discharged Dec. 7, 1945. On Sept. 13, 1947 he married Wanda I. Lepley. He retired from Prentice Products Co. in 1981. His church membership was with St. Jude's Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife, Wanda; three children, Paul Joseph (Sharon) Deininger of Indianapolis, Rita Deininger of Elkhart and Gregory J. Deininger of Indianapolis; a granddaughter, Wendy Kouma; a great-granddaughter, Marie Kouma; a sister, Loretta Meinzen; and a brother, Eugene Deininger, both of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by five sisters, Marcella Bobay, Gertrude Deininger, Helen Heiman, Anna Linzky, Mary Margaret Conrad, Lucille Wheeler; and four brothers, Joseph Deininger (an infant), Richard Deininger, Albert Deininger and Lawrence Deininger. Service is 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at Smith & Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley, with visitation after 11 a.m. Burial in South Whitley Cemetery. Preferred memorials to March of Dimes. Condolences sent to


Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 21, 2013