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DeWayne Compton

February 2, 1940 ~ February 10, 2019 (age 79)



DeWayne Elmer Compton, age 79, of Fort Wayne, died Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Heritage Park in Fort Wayne.  Mr. Compton was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on February 2, 1940 to Elmer L. and Mabel D. (Lindeman) Compton. He married Sandra L. Grothaus on October 18, 1958 in Fort Wayne and she preceded him in death on December 4, 2010.  DeWayne was a retired fireman with the Fort Wayne Fire Department following more than 20 years of service

Survivors include:
Daughter, Deborah (Ralph) Koontz of New Haven.
Daughter, Rebecca (David) Kline of New Haven.
Daughter, Martha (Mike) Lauer of Fort Wayne.
4 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. 
Brother, Robert (Nancy) Compton of Fort Wayne.
Sister, Phyllis Dull of Fort Wayne.
Brother, Roger (Carol) Compton of Decatur.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Lorin Compton.

A memorial reception will be held Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at First Assembly Church of God, 1400 West Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne. 
Funeral services will be held Friday, February 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM at First Assembly Church of God with Rev. Ron Hawkins officiating.  Visitation will be held an hour prior to the service. Mausoleum entombment will take place at Covington Memorial Gardens.



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February 15, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First Assembly of God
1400 West Washington Center Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Funeral Service
February 15, 2019

11:00 AM
First Assembly of God
1400 West Washington Center Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Mausoleum Entombment
February 15, 2019

1:00 PM
Covington Memorial Gardens
8408 Covington Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

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