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DEAN HERBERT DOCTOR, 80, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at The Towne House, Fort Wayne. Born near Hoagland, he had lived in Lake Township since 1964. He retired in 1992 from Dana Corporation, Fort Wayne after 40 years. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Lake Township, also the Arcola Lions Club. He enjoyed playing cards, fishing, farming, his church, and especially his family. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Joan Doctor of Fort Wayne; son, Dr. Douglas D. (Kristyn) Doctor of South Bend; daughters, Katherine (Michael) Doseck and Denise (Bradley) Hess, both of Fort Wayne; three granddaughters; five grandsons; sisters, Patricia (Delmar) Gerbers and Colleen (Donald) Stalter, both of Fort Wayne; brother, Kenneth Doctor of Fort Wayne; and sister-in-law, Betty Doctor of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by a brother, David Doctor; and a sister, Linda Doctor. Service is 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church--Lake Township, with calling one hour prior. Pastor Darrol Heggen officiating. Calling also from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the church, with a Lions Club service at 7 p.m. Burial in Eel River Cemetery, Allen County. Memorials to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, St. John's Church Building Fund, or Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. Online condolences at

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on July 25, 2014