Mary L. Lepper

    Mary L. Lepper,  99, Fort Wayne, passed away at 4 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne.
    Mary was born Tuesday, April 7, 1914, in Allen County, to the late Joseph Russel and Nettie F. (Sites) Bergdall. She married the late Theodore H. Lepper on May 10, 1942, in Hoagland; he passed away on Aug. 22, 1996.
    Mary was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church-Soest on Wayne Trace in Fort Wayne, Concordia Seminary Guild and Ladies Aid of the church.
    Mary was a homemaker; she retired in 1977, from Parkview Memorial Hospital with 11 years of service, and had also worked at General Electric in Fort Wayne for three years.
    Surviving are nieces and nephews.
    Preceding Mary in death were one daughter, Linda Counceller; five brothers, William, Austin, Albert, Glen Bergall and one in infancy; and one sister, Goldie Shaw.
    Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Friday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church-Soest.
    Funeral services will follow at the church with Pastor Kyle Krueger officiating.
    Interment will follow in the church cemetery.    
    Preferred memorials are to Emmanuel Lutheran Church-Soest or Lutheran Life Villages.
    Arrangements were provided by Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.