Sally Jean (Shively) Waltenburg

June 19, 1933 ~ May 29, 2021 (age 87)


Sally Jean (Shively) Waltenburg, 87, of Fort Wayne, passed away on May 29, 2021, at Cedar Ridge Assisted Living in Fort Wayne.

Born in Churubusco, on June 19, 1933, to the late C. Allen and Crystal B. (Deutsch) Shively. She graduated Salutatorian from Churubusco High School in 1951.

Sally married Donald “Jake” Waltenburg, on December 26, 1952.

She worked for Sears Roebuck in the Accounts Payable Department for 25 years. Sally retired in 2007 from Concordia Theological Seminary after 18 years.

Sally enjoyed office work, reading, sewing, and fishing.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Jake Waltenburg; two daughters, Julie (Steven) Fetters and Vickie Waltenburg; a son, Mark (Jerilynn) Waltenburg; six grandchildren, Jacob S. Fetters, Kimberly A. (Charles Heath) Phillips, Samuel V. Fetters, Kelilyn (Charles L. Skidmore Jr.) Waltenburg, Joshua Waltenburg, and Julianne Waltenburg; eight great-grandchildren, Montgomery L. Fetters, Jackson W. Fetters, Charles L. Skidmore III, Agatha M. Fetters, Katelyn A. Fetters, Alexander J. Fetters, Chelsea M. Phillips, and Charissa R. Fetters; two sisters, Marcy Boggs and Pat Pressler; a brother, Michael (Arlene) Shively.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. till service time at 1:00 p.m., Friday, June 4, 2021, at Sheets and Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco Chapel.

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm, Friday, June 4, 2021, at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Eel River Cemetery.

Memorials to Ascension Lutheran Church.

Online note to the family at





Calling Hours
June 4, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home - Churubusco
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723

Funeral Service
June 4, 2021

1:00 PM
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home - Churubusco
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723


Ascension Lutheran Church
8811 St. Joe Rd., Fort Wayne IN 46835
Tel: 1-260-486-2226

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