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Sylvia M. Hoevel

December 28, 2010

    Sylvia M. Hoevel, 98, passed away on December 25, 2010, at Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne.
    She was born on March 18, 1912, in Fort Wayne to Henry L. and Hattie Louisa Treu Lee.
    She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and was an avid bridge player.
    She is survived by her children, Phyllis (Robert) Rife, Mary (Rene) Vansteelandt, Helen (Eugene) Bulmahn and David (Barbara) Hoevel; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
    On June 23, 1932, she married Alfred J. Hoevel, who passed away on October 8, 1982.
    She was also preceded in death by two grandchildren and nine siblings.
    The funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2010, at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with calling one hour prior.
    Visitation will be on Wednesday, December 29, 2010, from 4-6 p.m. at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Rd., Fort Wayne.
    Memorials may be made to Swiss Village Retirement Community or to the Police Athletic League.
    Entombment will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Fort Wayne.
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