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RUSSEL R. STIEGLITZ, 92, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born Aug. 7, 1918, in Gridley, Ill., he worked as an Assistant Plant Foreman with Allen Dairy for 44 years, retiring on May 1, 1984. Russel was a member of North Park Community Church, a World War II Army veteran and a lifetime Red Cross Blood Donor, giving over 30 gallons during his lifetime. He was a loving father and grandfather who enjoyed supporting local charities. He is survived by his sons, Richard Stieglitz of S. Whitley, Mark (Kathy) Stieglitz of Albuquerque, N.M., Thomas (Deborah) Stieglitz, and James Stieglitz both of Fort Wayne; daughter, Karen (Larry) Roebel of Fremont; stepson, Richard Lancaster of Los Angeles, Calif.; grandchildren, Cindy Roebel, Kelly (Ed) Green, Sheila (Keith) Rawlins, Dan (Tonya) Roebel, Dave Roebel, Jacques (Coco) Calixte, Marc Calixte, Marc-Elie (DeAnna) Dugue, Gustave (Jeanene) Kerlegrand, Ricardo Stieglitz, Jude Stieglitz, Luckson Stieglitz, and Cliford Stieglitz; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers, Oliver (Emma Jean) Stieglitz, and George (Joyce) Stieglitz both of Harlan; sisters, Imogene Stieglitz and Lavada Stieglitz both of Woodburn, and Eleanor Strahm of Leo. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Elizabeth Stieglitz; wife, Miriam Lancaster Stieglitz; brothers, Harold, Morris and Marvin Stieglitz; and sister, Lenora Sorg. Service is 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18, 2011 at North Park Community Church, 7160 Flutter Road with calling one hour prior. Pastor Scott Qualls and Lynn Stieglitz, Minister officiating. Calling also from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2011 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave. Burial in Leo Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission, St. Mary's Soup Kitchen or Matthew 25. To sign the online guestbook, please visit


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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on June 16, 2011
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