HOWARD H. FORTMEYER, 88, with a smile on his face, pranks and jokes in his heart, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2012, to meet his beloved Betty "Elizabeth" in Heaven. He was the owner of Fortmeyer's Truck Stop & Tire Center of Fort Wayne until he sold the station and retired in 1994. He served as a deputy sheriff for 17 years before he retired. He was a life member of the Scottish Rite Northern Masonic and Shriner's where he loved to play the drums. A veteran of World War II, Navy LCI, he was a member of the American Legion Post 499. He graduated from North Side High School in 1944. Surviving are his daughter, Mary K. (Paul) Carbaugh of Fort Wayne; sons, Roger (Sheri) Fortmeyer of Delray Beach, Fla. and Dr. Phillip Fortmeyer of Birmingham, Ala.; beloved grandchildren, Eric, Jennifer, Ingrid, Steve, Kevin, Sandy, and Laura; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nephew, Steve Fortmeyer; and nieces, Becky and Carol. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Laura (Blessing) Fortmeyer; brother, Wayne; and his beloved wife of 66 years, Elizabeth (Gideon) Fortmeyer. A Celebration of Life Party is from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 27, 2012, at the Sheriff's Reserve Center on Easterday Road. In keeping with his love of the Shrine and Sheriff's, memorials to Shriner's Hospitals for Children or the Allen County Sheriff's Riffle Range. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.mccombandsons.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Apr. 15, 2012