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MICHAEL A. FORKERT, 53, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Michael graduated from Elmhurst H.S. in 1978. He work-ed as a Mechanical Engineer with XY Tool LaOtto, Ind. and formerly worked at Glaze Tool and Engineering and AMT Tool and Die. He was a member of Fort Wayne Inventors Club and held a patent on a golf ball retriever. He also enjoyed gardening and wood carving. Surviving are his wife, Karen Forkert; father, Maurice (Linda) Forkert; mother, Sue Ann Forkert; sons, Trevin Forkert, and Trent Forkert; daughter, Kyla Forkert; brother, Richard D. (Jill) Forkert all of Fort Wayne; sister, Deborah (Chris) White of Knoxville, Tenn.; mother-in-law, Betty Junior of Fort Wayne; nephews, Justin Forkert of Fort Wayne, and Shawn Junior of North Little Rock, Ark. Service is 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., with calling one hour prior. Visitation also from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the funeral home. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind. Memorials may be made to the College education fund for Kyla Forkert in care of Karen Forkert. To sign the online guestbook go to

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D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Lakeside Park
1140 Lake Avenue Ft.Wayne, IN 46805
(260) 426-9494
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Apr. 14, 2014