ELLEN J. HETLER, 80, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Born in Chicago, Ill., she was raised in Dowagiac, Mich. Ellen was an Executive Secretary with ITT for 10 years, retiring in 1994. She was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She was a gourmet cook and an avid bridge player. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Leslie; daughters, Angela Hetler of Granger, Ind. and Jennifer (Mark) Gruber of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Hannah and Ethan Gruber; and and brothers, Edward (Nancy) Schenk of Massachusetts and Thomas (Arlene) Schenk of California. Memorial service is 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 4700 Vance Ave., with calling one hour prior. The Reverend Craig Duke officiating. In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials to Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.mccombandsons.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 24, 2013