ROBERT A. LENGERICH, 88, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, in Fort Wayne. Born in Decatur, Robert retired as a technician with Rea Magnet Wire. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Fort Wayne; he proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; was a member of the St. Vincent dePaul Society; and volunteered at the Literacy Alliance. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Irene Lengerich of Fort Wayne; daughters, Catherine Lengerich and Mary (Dennis) Donlan, both of Fort Wayne; grandsons, Mark Watson Jr. and Brian (Emily) Watson; and sisters, Germaine (Glenn) Straub of Decatur, Delores (Carl) Mankey of Craigville, Ind. and Mary Ann Dale of Decatur. He was preceded in death by his parents, August and Ellen Lengerich; six brothers, Arthur, Clarence and Julius; twin-brother, Raymond, Richard and Aloysius Lengerich; and four sisters, Amelia Loshe and Lucille Brite, Sister Redempta, and Sister Eymardine. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4500 South Fairfield Ave., with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 S. Fairfield Ave., with a Vigil/Rosary service at 6 p.m. Entombment in Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Masses or the St. Vincent dePaul Society. To sign the online guestbook, visit


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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Dec. 27, 2013