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Obituaries > MOTZ, GUSTAVE P.

Gustave P. Motz, 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, in Albion, with his family present. Born Aug. 16, 1923, in Fort Wayne, he was a U.S. Marine Corps World War II veteran. He worked as a mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service for 30+ years and was a charter member of Our Hope Lutheran Church, Huntertown. He is survived by two daughters, Kathy (Steve) Cox and Rosy (Steve) Blessing; two sons, John (Deborah) Motz and Richard (Susan) Motz; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, George (Pete) Motz; and one sister, Ruth Huntington. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen P. “Pat” (Manes) Motz, in 1987. Service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Hope Lutheran Church, 1826 Trinity Drive in Huntertown, with calling one hour prior at the church. Calling also from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Wayne Street Chapel, 420 W. Wayne Street. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Preferred memorials to Our Hope Lutheran Church or Parkview Home Healthcare & Hospice, Columbia City.