Tuesday, March 10th, 2009
Juanita Reid, age 93, a life long resident of Allen County, died Sunday March 8, 2009 at the Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne where she had been a patient since May of 2008. She formerly lived on Fritz Road for many years.Juanita was born June 6, 1915 in Perry Twp. Allen County, a daughter of the late Cecil and Lillian (Newman) Repine. She had owned and operated the Fritz Real Estate Company for many years and retired from Byron Health Center in Fort Wayne as a Geriatric Technician.She is survived by her children, Darwin R. (Judy) Ott of Fort Wayne, Joyce A. Smith of Bremeton, Washington, and Hazel (Thomas) Gunderman of North Little Rock, Arkansas; step-children Delores (Melvin) Kuehnert, Betty Dunten, Richard (Alice) Fritz, Alvin (Jean) Fritz and Kenneth (Barbara) Fritz all of Fort Wayne. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, and several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers Kenneth and Paul Repine; a sister Helen Neal; and her husbands.Funeral services will be held Wednesday March 11, 2009 at 10:00 a. m. in the St John’s Lutheran Church-Lake Twp. 7914 W. Cook Road Fort Wqyne, with Pastor Ralph W. Easterhaus officiating. Burial will follow in the Eel River Cemetery in Allen County. The family will receive friends in the Sheets and Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco on Tuesday from 2:00 until 8:00 p. m. For those who wish, memorials may be directed to the St. John’s Lutheran Church–Lake Twp. Building Fund. Envelops will be available in the funeral home.
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