April 12, 1931 - June 23, 2008
Guy “Doug” Fortier, 77, of Wolcottville and formerly of Fort Wayne died Monday, June 23, 2008, in Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville.
Mr. Fortier graduated from Fort Wayne Central High School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1949-1952, during the Korean conflict. He was a Fort Wayne Police Officer, and obtained the rank of sergeant before retiring in 1984. He served in all divisions during his 27 years on the police force. He has lived in the Rome City/Wolcottville area since retirement. He was a member of the F.O.P. in Fort Wayne and American Legion Post 381 in Rome City. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed square dancing.
He was born April 12, 1931, in Fort Wayne to James Reese and Mary (Roser) Fortier.
Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Kimberly and Paul Cupa of Fort Wayne and Kelly Fortier of Orlando, Florida; a son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Tonya Fortier of Kentwood, Michigan; and three grandchildren, Nathan, Todd, and Katherine.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be Friday, June 27, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville, with Pastor James Link officiating. Burial will be in Orange Cemetery at Rome City. Casketbearers will be members of the Fort Wayne Police Department. Military graveside services will be conducted by Rome City American Legion Post 381 and Kendallville VFW Post 2749.
Calling will be Thursday, June 26, 2008, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to the Fort Wayne F.O.P. or Parkview Noble Home Health and Hospice.
Condolences are to the family at www.youngfamilyfhuneralhome.com
Kim, Kelly and Keith, So sorry to hear about your dad\'s passing. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Friends and memories will last forever. We had some great times growing up in Avalon. Carol (Hess) Winters
Our condolences to the Fortier family. It is hard to lose a father regardless of how old you are. I remember Kim and Kelly coming over to our house to play. The kids had a lot of fun in our neighborhood. The Hess family
Our condolences to the Fortier family. We have many fond memories of the young Doug & Willie but lost track of each other later in lfie. We wish we could be with you at this time but unfortunately we cannot. Just know that our heartfelt sympathy is with you.
i will miss you my dear friend. you kept me out of trouble and was a good friend when i was young. i will miss you dearly. the young family. fort wayne in
sorry about doug he was my friend when i was young him and robert poulson kept me out of trouble they used to sit on south clinton st. and id walk down and talk to him i will miss him very much he will always be in my heart
Kim,Keith and Kelly, I was so saddened to hear about your dad. I\'m praying that God will help you through these days ahead. I remember Doug getting on to us all the time when we were \" teens\" Kim. Especially at the boat house when we were \"sunbathin\". Thinking of all you at this time. Love and God Bless. Dee