RACHEL L. DWYER, 50, of Corunna died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at 7 a.m. in her residence. She had lived in rural Corunna and Fort Wayne most of her life. She graduated from Concordia High School in Fort Wayne. She worked for Michael D. Corps Financial Advisor in Kendallville as an administrative assistant and office manager for 27 years. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. She was born June 26, 1962, in Kendallville a daughter of David Paul and Maryellyn (Smith) Gemmer. On Nov. 19, 1988, in Fort Wayne she married Dean A. Dwyer. He survives in Corunna. Also surviving are her mother, Maryellyn Gemmer of Corunna; two sisters, Sarah Clark of Corunna and Hannah (Andy) Alatza of Westfield; brother, David (Lisa) Gemmer of Avon; four nieces; and six nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, David Paul Gemmer on February 22, 2010. Memorial service is 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at St. John Lutheran Church, 301 South Oak Street, Kendallville, with Rev. Paul B. Griebel and Rev. Dr. Robert Shriner officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the library lounge. Preferred memorials are to the family to honor requests Rachel had made for others. Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at youngfamilyfuneralhome.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Oct. 9, 2012