Maria (Brack) Sarber, age 83 and a longtime resident of Warsaw, passed away quietly and unexpectedly in Fort Wayne’s Lutheran Hospital. on January 31, 2019.
Born on September 27, 1935 in Antwerp, Belgium, Maria was the daughter of Petrus and Octavia (Van Damme) Brack. She spent her youth in wartime Belgium, immigrating to the United States as a teen.
Maria was a selfless person, giving of herself to help others. She volunteered many hours at Pathway Church where she was member. She enjoyed sewing, travelling and was known for her spunky personality. Maria spent many years serving tables at American Table Restaurant; she had a strong work ethic. Above all, time spent with family was precious to Maria, especially time with her grandchildren.
On August 30, 1991, Maria was united in marriage to Eugene Sarber who survives in Warsaw. Also surviving are daughters, Dawn (Dean) Hance of Warsaw and Heidi Seabourn of Milton, PA; son, Tim (Babby) Porter of West Lafayette; step-daughters, Luanna Keim of Mishawaka and Diana (Dan) Romine of Columbia City; sister, Virginia Wood of Glasgow, Scotland; eight grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and step-great-granchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Private burial, entrusted to Titus Funeral Home, will be in Warsaw’s Oakwood Cemetery.