FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1991

 

 

The Rochester Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rochester Sentinel

 

1991

 

 

Wednesday, January 2, 1991

 

Marjorie D. Hanson

                Marjorie D. HANSON, 94, formerly of Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 9:50 p.m. Monday at the Rochester Nursing Home.  She had been ill for eight years.

                She was born May 9, 1896 in Kewanna to Frank and Laura SMITH LAMBORN.  She was a lifetime resident of Fulton County.  On March 15, 1921 in Rochester she married Hans Garfield HANSON, who died Dec. 6, 1977.  She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are a son, Robert D. CAYWOOD, Sebring, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. John “Bill” (Ramona) MYERS, Rochester; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters who are twins, Mrs. Paul (Ann) BLUE and Mrs. Jack (Alice) SAILORS, both of Sturgis, Mich.  Preceding in death were a granddaughter, Vicki PARSONS; a grandson, Brett G. MYERS; a sister, and two brothers.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Jack HARTMAN officiating.  burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and after noon Saturday.  Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church.

 

Jennifer E. Bridegroom

                Jennifer Emge “Dodie” BRIDEGROOM, 56, died Saturday at her home in Belmont Shores, Calif.

                Born Feb. 20, 1934, she formerly resided in Indianapolis and in Rochester, and was a graduate of Aubbeenaubbee Township High School.  She was an office manager for Bar A Enterprises in the Los Angeles area.

                Surviving are two sisters, Ann Toole HARRISON, Indianapolis, and Sister Pauline BRIDEGROOM of South Bend; a brother, Tom BRIDEGROOM, Indianapolis, and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Flanner and Buchanan High School Road Mortuary in Indianapolis.  Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery.  Friends may call from          4-9 p.m. Thursday.


Leo Ambler

                Leo “Pete” AMBLER, 97, of 222 Parkview St., Plymouth, died at 6:20 p.m. Monday in Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth. He was born Nov. 28, 1893 in Star City, to James F. and Nancy VENSILE AMBLER, and had lived in Rochester and Macy.  On Aug. 28, 1915 he married Leona DuBOIS, who died Jan. 16, 1973.  He was a retired farmer, and a member of the Christian Church, the Masons and the Eastern Star, all of Macy.

                Surviving are a daughter, Veva A. DONALDSON, North Manchester; a son, Leo E. [AMBLER], Plymouth; thirteen grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.  A daughter, JoAnn SHOEMAKER, died on Sept. 13, 1989.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the VanGilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth, with the Revs. Kenneth YINGST and Harriet FINNEY officiating.  Burial wil be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Plymouth Church of the Brethren.

 

Marsha C. Pitcock

                Marsha Caroline MASON PITCOCK, 50, Rt. 2, Rochester, died Monday at her home.

                She was born Sept. 26, 1940 in Brazil to Melvin and Ethel TRACKWELL MASON.  She moved from Indianapolis to Rochester three years ago.  She was married to Ben T. PITCOCK, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Stephanie MASCHINO, Rochester, and Lisa ROGERS, Indianapolis; a son, Richard [PITCOCK], Indianapolis; a brother, Melvin [MASON] Jr., Martinsville; a sister, Linda MASON, and five grandchildren.  Preceding in death were her parents.  Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Conkle Funeral Home Speedway Chapel with the Rev. W. Duane YEGERLEHNER officiating..  Burial will be in the Floral Park Cemetery, Indianapolis.  Friends may call from 9:30-11 a.m. Thursday.

 

Thursday, January 3, 1991

 

Jimmy D. Rude

                Jimmy D. RUDE, 46, 2733 W. 200 S., Warsaw, died at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday at his residence, following a six-month illness.

                He was born Nov. 14, 1944 in Effingham, Ill., to Sylvan D. and Mabel E. CALLOWAY RUDE.  He moved to Warsaw from Rochester in 1969.  On April 5, 1964 he married LaVada S. “Candy” JOHNSON, who survives.  He was a R.R. Donnelly & Sons Company production planning supervisor.  He was a graduate of Rochester High School and the Christian Bible Institute.  He had attended International Business College, Fort Wayne; Volunteer State, Gallatin, Tenn.; Ozark Bible, Joplin, Mo., and Johnson Bible, Knoxville, Tenn.  He was ordained to Christian ministry on Feb. 8, 1976.  He was the pastor of the Collamer Christian Church from 1977-79 and the pastor of several part-time ministries in Tennessee and Indiana.  He was an elder and Sunday School teacher at First Christian Church of Warsaw.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Scott (Julie) MILLER, Warsaw; two sons, James and Joshua [RUDE], at home; four grandchildren, and a brother, Glenn L. [RUDE],        Des Plaines, Ill.  Preceding in death was a son, John A. [RUDE]

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church of Warsaw with the Revs. R. Paul BODEN, Ronnie SAMS and Danny PITZER officiating.  Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.  Friends may call from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m Friday at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw.  Memorials may be made to the John A. Rude Memorial Tape Library, the American Cancer Fund, the First Christian Church or its building fund.


Friday, January 4, 1991

 

Beverly S. Painton

                Beverly Sue PAINTON, 50, of Monticello and Sarasota, Fla., died about 8:15 p.m. Dec. 20 at her home.

                She was born Sept. 2, 1940 in Chalmers, Ill., to Ernest and Lila HANNING BECRAFT.  Her first marriage was to William HOUSE, who resides in Texas.  Her second marriage was on Sept. 15, 1972 in Monticello to Dr. Richard E. PAINTON, who is deceeased.  She had managed the office of the Painton Chiropractic Clinic in Monticello for a number of years, and for the past month had been employed at the Dr. William McComb chiropractic office in Sarasota.  She was a member of the Monticello United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are a son, Jeffrey Ray HOUSE, Monticello; her step-mother, Phyllis “Tillie” BECRAFT, Rochester, and aunts, uncles and cousins.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald J. JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday from 9 a.m. until services.  Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church of Rochester or the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church at Akron.

 

Dr. Richard E. Painton

                Dr. Richard E. PAINTON, 66, of Rt. 5, Monticello and Nakomis, Fla., died about 8:15 p.m. Dec. 20 in Sarasota, Fla.

                He was born July 6, 1924 in Logansport to E.W. and Halla ZIEGLER PAINTON.  He was married Sept. 15, 1972 in Monticello to Beverly Sue BECRAFT HOUSE, who is deceased.  He was a chiropractic physician in Monticello for a number of years, retiring in 1986.  He was a graduate of the Palmer College of Chiropracty in Davenport, Iowa, and a member of the National, Florida and Indiana Chiropractic associations.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Madsonic Lodge and the Tippecanoe Country Club at Monticello, the Scottish Rite and Murat Shrine Temple at Indianapolis, and the Rolling Green Golf Club in Sarasota.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Monticello.

                Surviving are a step-son, Jeffrey Ray HOUSE, Monticello; two sisters, Charlotte HIGHT, Paris, Va., and Halla SHAFER, Newington, Conn; a brother, William PAINTON, Venice, Fla., and seven nieces and nephews.  His parents and a sister preceded in death.

                Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Monticello United Methodist Church with the Rev. Donald J. JOHNSON officiating.  Following services, the American Legion and VFW will conduct military memorial services at the church.


Robert J. Engelage

                Robert J. ENGELAGE, 75, of 435 Fifth St., Peru, died at 12:45 a.m. today at Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo.

                He was born May 22, 1915 in Peru to Oscar and Gladys BOWMAN ENGELAGE.  On May 26, 1940 he married Marguerite BEMENDERFER, who survives.  He was retired from Grissom Air Force Base as a civil service employee.  He was a Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of the Main Street  United Methodist Church, the Maennerchor and the Moose and Elks Lodges, all of Peru; the Miami County Golf Association; the Fraternal Order of Police, and the Peru American Legion post, of which he was a past commander.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Sharon Ann COFIELD, Monmouth, Ill.; a son, Steven [ENGELAGE], Milpitas, Calif., and four grandchildren.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Eikenberry=Eddy Funeral Home, Peru.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Saturday, January 5, 1991

 

Mary Kline

                Mary KLINE, 62, of 12498 18th B Road, Argos, died at 3:10 a.m. today at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.

                Arranements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Monday, January 7, 1991

 

Lena F. Martin

                Services were to be at 1:30 p.m. today at Horn Funeral Home, Delphi, for Lena F. MARTIN, 71, Rt. 2, Delphi.

                Pastor William BREIDENBAUGH was to officiate and burial was to be in the Morning Heights Cemetery, Delphi.  Memorials may be made to the Delphi Wesleyan Church or the Carroll County Cancer Association.

                Mrs. Martin died at 3:35 a.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lafayette, following a brief illness.  She was born Aug. 4, 1919 in Burnettsville to Manford and Clara BALLARD HOUSER.  On March 12, 1938 in White County she married Harvey A. MARTIN, who died in 1967.  She retired in 1981 from Globe Valve Corporation, Delphi.  She was a member of the Delphi Wesleyan Church, the Women’s Missionary group of the church, the Westside Flower Club and the Delphi Senior Citizens.

                Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn FULTZ, Harrogate, Tenn., and Pearl JENKINS, Idaville; two sons, Thomas and Terry [MARTIN], Delphip two sisters, Velma HALL, Monticello, and Beulah RYNEARSON, Rochester; a brother, Fred [HOUSER], Delphi; twelve grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.


Kermit D. Fish

                Kermit D. FISH, 70, of 4932 Whiseway, Duluth, Ga., died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Joan Gancy Hospital, Duluth, shortly after admission.

                He was born Aug. 7, 1920 in Argos to Ermil and Ola OVERMYER FISH.  He moved from Plymouth to Duluth in 1984.  On Nov. 24, 1943 at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, he married Mary Alice LONG, who survives.  He had been manager of an apartment complex in Plymouth and later in Duluth.  He was an Army veteran of World War II.  He was a former member of the Jordan Baptist Church, Argos, and the Plymouth Church of the Brethren.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Ron (Nancy) HENSLEY, Argos; two sons, Larry FISH, Placerville, Calif., and Jerry FISH, Duluth; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alice HARTMAN, Tippecanoe, and Velma AUSTIN, Florida; three brothers, Everett [FISH], Lake City, Fla.; Gerald [FISH], Sacramento, Calif., and Harold [FISH] Lapaz, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were a sister and two brothers.

                Services will be at noon Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ, Argos, with Pastor Lloyd HOWARD officiating.  Burial wil be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and after 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

 

Father Cornelius J. Kelly

                Father Cornelius J. KELLY, 69, pastor and administrator of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Kewanna, died at 8 a.m. Saturday at the rectory.

                He was born Dec. 12, 1921 in Bronx, N.Y. to Christopher and Ellen WALSH KELLY.  He was a graduate of St. Angela Memorial Academy, the University of Notre Dame, St. Meinrad (Ind.) Seminary and, 1953, of Our Lady of the Angels Seminary, Niagara (N.Y.) University.  He was ordained on May 26, 1953 in Lafayette by Bishop John George BENNETT.  He had been associate pastor at St. Ambrose Parish, Anderson; St. Thomas Aquinas Parish and Student Center, Purdue University, and St. Paul Parish, Marion.  He began his pastorate in December 1955 and was pastor at St. Margaret’s Parish, Montpelier; St. Charles Parish, Otterben, and the Mission Parish, St. Bridget’s, Barydale, Ind.  On July 1, 1983 he was appointed administrator of St. Ann’s Parish at Kewanna.  In 1961 he was appointed director of the Society for the Propogation of the Faith.

                He is survived by a brother, John Patrick KELLY, New York, N.Y.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kewanna, with Father Robert E. MORAN officiating.  Burial will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Keewanna.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today at St. Ann’s where a prayer service will be conducted at 4 p.m. and the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

 

Lena Dean

                Lena HARRISON DEAN, 24, Fort Wayne, died Friday at her home.

                She was born March 30, 1966 to James HARRISON and Detta GASS.  She was an accountant for the Rex Harris CPA Firm, Fort Wayne.

                Surviving with her parents, James HARRISON, Silver Lake, and Detta GASS, New Haven, is a brother, Bennett HARRISON, Fort Wayne.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mungovan and Sons Memorial Chapel, Fort Wayne.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society

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Tuesday, January 8, 1991

 

Mary L. Kline

                Services were at 11 a.m. Monday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Mary Louise KLINE, 62, of 12498th 18B Road, Argos.

                The Revs. Mark DAY and Keith SMITLEY officiated, and burial was in the Poplar Grove Cemetery.

                Mrs. Kline died at 3 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.  She had been in failing health for four years.  She was born Oct. 29, 1928 in Green Township, St. Joseph County, to Oren K. and Inez BARE RINGLE.  On May 28, 1948 in Argos she married Trenson T. KLINE, who survives.  She was a member of the Poplar Grove Church.

                Surviving with her husband are a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Karen) DECKER, Rochester; three sons, Ron and John [KLINE], both of Argos, and Kevin [KLINE], Loon Lake, Columbia City; seven grandchildren; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oren K. RINGLE, Argos, and a brother, Gerald O. [KLINE], Argos.

                Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Cancer Fund.

 

Alice M. DeLon

                Alice Maude DeLON, 82, of 2307 W. Jefferson St., Kokomo, and also of Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 5:55 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Hospital and Health Center, Kokomo.

                She was born Nov. 6, 1908 in Frankfort to James and Nettie OSTLER FORLOW.  On Oct. 13, 1931 she married Gale DeLON, who died Nov. 15, 1982.  She was a member of the First Christian Church, Rochester.

                Surviving are a step-son, Numa DeLON, Kokomo; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren, and seven step-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were a son and a brother.

                Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Ellers Mortuary, 725 S. Main St., Kokomo, with the Rev. Kyle DAHLQUIST officiating.  Burial will be in Crown Point Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Leslie J. VanSteenberg

                Leslie J. VanSTEENBERG, 74, of 2101 Westside Road, Lake Manitou, died at 5:38 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born July 13, 1916 in Peru to George and Naomi WHINNERY VanSTEENBERG.  He moved from Abilene, Texas to Rochester in 1966.  On March 28, 1942 in Fort Wayne he married Marjorie H. KRATZMAN, who died May 1, 1985.  He was a retired Air Force major, having been a pilot in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.  He was a member of the Rochester Elks and Moose lodges, the Rochester VFW and American Legion posts and the Humps Pilots Association.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Sharon) MUTCHLER, Rochester; a son, Kurt [VanSTEENBERG], Rochester, and two grandchildren, Travis and Andrea MUTCHLER, Rochester.  Preceding in death was a sister, Jean FORRESTER.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Carl RICKS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday.  Military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion and VFW.


Wednesday, January 9, 1991

 

Mellisa Marie Rutherford

                Mellisa Marie RUTHERFORD, infant daughter of Connie Joann RAMSEY RUTHERFORD, Akron, and Gary A. BRADLEY, Talma, was stillborn at 3:45 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Surviving with her parents are a sister, Bobbi Jo RUTHERFORD, Akron; the maternal grandparents, Connie RAMSEY, Akron, and James C. RAMSEY, Akron; the paternal grandparents, Floyd and Amanda BRADLEY, Talma, and aunts, uncles and cousins.

                Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Akron Cemetery with Pastor Matt WILLIAMS officiating.  Arrangements are by Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Lillian R. Kalmbacher

                Lillian Ruth KALMBACHER, 91, formerly of 1021 East Ninth St., died at noon Tuesday at Life Care Center, where she had been a patient for 10 months.

                She was born Sept. 2, 1899 in Forest to Frank and Lydia SOMSEL PARTRIDGE.  She moved from Kokomo to Rochester in 1977.  She worked for over 50 years at the Fashion Dress Shop, Kokomo.  She was a member of the Baptist Church in Forest.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mary DINWOODIE, Valparaiso, and Mrs. Deverl (Martha) JEFFRIES, Rochester; three grandchildren, Kent JEFFRIES, Warsaw; Janelle JEFFRIES, Rochester, and Vickie DINWOODIE, Valparaiso; a great-grandson; a sister, Ruby WHITE, Mishawaka, and a brother, Paul [PARTRIDGE], Rochester.  Preceding in death were a son, Raymond [KALMBACHER]; a sister, Esther HAWK, and a brother, Harold [PARTRIDGE].

                Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Thursday, January 10, 1991

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, January 11, 1991

 

S. Marie Love

                S. Marie LOVE, 81, of Lake Placid, Fla., and of Chapman Lake near Warsaw, died Thursday morning at Rosewood Senior Care Service, Lake Placid.  She had been ill for three weeks.

                Arranements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.


Alene Rager

                Alene RAGER, 80, of 401 Jefferson St., Silver Lake, died at 10:54 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital following a lengthy illness.

                She was born Aut. 22, 1910 to Roscoe and Minona RHODES SELF.  On Aug. 16, 1947 she married Eldon RAGER, who died June 14, 1982.  She was retired as manager of the former Strayer Insurance Company, Warsaw, after 45 years.  She was a 1928 graduate of Silver Lake High School and had attended International Business College, Fort Wayne.

                Surviving are two cousins, Murtha SUTHERLIN, Warsaw, and Gail HILL, Elkhart; a brother and sister-in-law, Verl and Mary Irene RAGER, Akron, and nieces and nephews.

                Private services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Strong Funeral Home, Silver Lake, with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiting.  Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center’s men’s residence.

 

Carl L. Gray

                Services will be at noon Saturday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, for Carl L. GRAY, 39, Rt. 1, Kewanna.

                The Rev. John DREXLER will officiate.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday and after 10 a.m. Saturday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home.

                A second service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at R.C. Nein & Sons Funeral Home, Camden, with Pastor Michael GADD officiating.  Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.

                Mr. Gray collapsed Thursday morning while working at Kewanna Metal Specialties Inc., and was dead upon arrival at Woodlawn Hospital.  Time of death was placed at 7:32 a.m. Thursday.

                He was born July 19, 1951 in Hamilton, Ohio, to Thomas J. and Ethel L. JOHNSON GRAY.  On July 20, 1974 at Jelleco, Tenn., he married Patti A. CUNNINGHAM, who survives.  He was a tool and die repairman at Kewanna Metal Specialties.  He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post, Camden, Ohio, and the American Bowling Association.

                Surviving with his wife are four sons, Thomas R. and Robert L. [GRAY], at home, and twins Richie and Robbie [WOLFE], Camden, Ohio; a daughter, Dalene [GRAY], at home; his mother, of Liberty; four brothers, Thomas J. and Bob C. [GRAY], both of Logansport, and Charles and Edward [GRAY], both of Kewanna, and a sister, Reba SILVER, Camden.

 

Saturday, January 12, 1991

 

Ina C. Zellers

                Ina C. ZELLERS, 89, formerly of Rochester, died at 2 a.m. today at Sycamore Village Retirement Home, Kokomo.

                Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester.


S. Marie Love

                Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Akron Cemetery for S. Marie LOVE, 81, of Lake Placid, Fla., and also of Chapman Lake, near Warsaw.  The Rev. Merlyn COX will officiate.             

                Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron

                She died Thursday morning at Rosewood Senior Care Services at Lake Placid following a three-week illness.  She was born Oct. 2, 1909 in Akron to Otto W. and Sarah Elizabeth MABY LOVE.  She was retired from teaching at Warsaw High School.  She was a member of the National Retired Teachers Association, the Indiana Retired Teachers Association, the Highland County Retired Educators Association of Florida, and the United Methodist Church of Lake Placid.

                Surviving are three nieces, Phyllis LOVE, Port Ritchie, Fla.; Sandra NEWMAN, Greenville, Ky., and Caranne ROSE, New Orleans, La., and four nephews, Richard L. LOVE, Mishawaka, Earl LOVE, Warsaw, Jack ROSE, Arcadia, Fla., and Royce LOVE, Mentone.

 

Shirley J. Slyh

                Shirley J. SLYH, 51, of 825 Lakeshore Drive, Culver, died at 4:50 a.m. Friday in South Bend Memorial Hospital.

                Born April 24, 1939 at Sidney, Ohio, to Theodore ad Carrie TRITTSCHUH ALTHOFF, she married Donald L. SLYH at Sidney on June 17, 1961.  He survives.  She was the business education teacher at Culver Community High School.

                She moved to Culver in 1974 from Dayton, Ohio.  She was a 1961 graduate of Miami (Ohio) University and a member of Culver Grace United Church of Christ and the Gamma Phi Beta and Kappa Kappa Kappa sororities.

                Surviving with her husband are a daughter, Carrie L. SLYH, Indianapolis; two sons, Rodney T. and Daniel P. [SLYH], both at home; her father, Theodore ALTHOFF, Sidney, and a brother, Robert T. ALTHOFF, Covington, Ohio.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Culver Grace United Church of Christ with the Rev. Donald WAGNER officiating.  Friends may call at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.  Kappa Kappa Kappa will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Culver Grace United Church of Christ or the American Lung Association.

 

Monday, January 14, 1991

 

Esther M. Karn

                Esther Mable KARN, 64, Rt. 4, Rochesrter (Olson Road), died at 7:55 p.m. Saturday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.

                She was born Sept. 5, 1926 at Milford.  On March 13, 1944 at Berrien Springs, Mich., she married Clement Lester KARN, who died March 20, 1987.

                Surviving are two daughters, Darline DAIL and Patricia KUYKENDOLL, both of Rochester; three sons, LeRoy and Eugene KARN, both of South Bend, and Darvin KARN, Rochester; twenty-three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a brother, Wayne HILAND, Elkhart.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Rev. Floyd ALLEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday.


Willis D. Glasford

                Willis D. GLASFORD, 70, Rt. 2, Macy, died at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday on his farm, where he was splitting wood.

                He was born July 9, 1920 near Macy in Miami County to John W. and Orra NORMAN GLASFORD.  He had lived in Macy and Akron most of his life.  On Oct. 27, 1974 in Macy he married Mary GEISLER HINES, who survives.  For the past two years he had been an employee of Lyle Deeds Construction Company in Deedsville.  He was a retired farmer.  He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater.  He was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist church, a member of the Macy Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star for almost 50 years, and a member of the Rochester Eagles Lodge, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

                Surviving with his wife are four step-sons, Randy L. HEINS [sic], Kokomo; James M., Roger D. and Robert L. HEINS, all of Kewanna; a step-daughter, Marquetta BOWER, Merced, Calif.; five step-grandchildren; two brothers, Loren GLASFORD, San Antonio, Texas, and Melcom Dean GLASFORD, Macy.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Robert LOUGHEED officiating.  Burial will be in the Ebenezer Cemetery, southeast of Macy.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.  The Macy Masonic Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. today.  The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct military graveside services.

 

Ina C. Zellers

                Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester for Ina C. ZELLERS, 89, Sycamore Village Retirement Home, Kokomo.

                The Rev. Jack HARTMAN will officiate.  Cremation has taken place.  Burial will be in the Rochesrter I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

                Mrs. Zellers died at 1:30 a.m. Saturday at Sycamore Village.  She was born April 29, 1901 in Morgantown to Wesley and Cora CAMPBELL.  She moved to Kokomo from Rochester in 1960.  On Dec. 31, 1961 in Las Vegas she married Murlen E. ZELLERS, who died Dec. 31, 1974.

                Surviving are two step-daughters, Betty SMITH, Macy, and Evelyn CLARK, Greenville, S.C.; three step-sons, Fred ZELLERS,  Rochester; Louis ZELLERS, Glendora, Calif., and Phil ZELLERS, Manassas, Va.; eleven step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Esther KRITZER, Nashville, Ind.  Preceding in death were a brother and two sisters.


Albert J. Ranz

                Albert J. RANZ, 83, Rt. 4, Rochester (Indiana 14 West), died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born Dec. 8, 1907 in Danforth, Ill., to John and Edith WALES RANZ.  He moved to this area from Illinois 71 years ago.  On Oct. 17, 1929 at Plymouth he married Dollie M. LEEDS, who survives.  He was formerly employed by Fansler Lumber Company and was retired from Pike Lumber Company, Akron.  He was a member of the Rochester First Christian Church, the Fulton County Conservation Club, and was a director of the Prill School Museum Association.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Wilbur (Joretta) WHEADON, Rochester, and Cheryl LEEDS, Bourbon, Mo.; a grandson, Ronald WHEADON, Rochester, and four great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death was a sister, Elza CONDIT.

                Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rochester Citizens Cemetery with the Rev. Cliff WILKINS officiating.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.  Memorials may be made to the Prill School Museum Association.

 

Tuesday, January 15, 1991 to Wednesday, January 16, 1991

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, January 17, 1991

 

William M. Good

                William M. “Bill” GOOD, 80, Life Care Center, formerly of 342 E. Fourth St., died at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been at Life Care Center for a year.

                He was born Nov. 19, 1910 in Rochester to Jacob and Emabelle FLYNN GOOD.  He lived his entire life in this community.  On April 1, 1940 in Rochester he married Mable GODFROY GREER, who survives.  He had been employed by the former Erie Lackawanna Railroad for 17 years.  He retired from Rochester Metal Products in 1987.

                Surviving with his wife are a step-son, Ronald GREER, Rochester; an adopted daughter, Singing Wind ROSE, and a sister, Leona SWANGO, Rochester.  Preceding in death was a sister, Edna SWANGO.

                Services wil be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, wih the Rev. Don MILLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday.


Friday, January 18, 1991

 

Warren G.  McCarter

                Warren Giles McCARTER, 70, of 240 Ardennes St.,  Mishawaka, died at 2:55 a.m. toda at St. Joseph Hospital, Mishawaka.

                He was born June 31, 1920 [sic] in Macy to Alva and Doris PALMER McCARTER.  He moved to Mishawaka in 1949 from Logansport.  On March 14, 1942 in Peru he married Jacqueline M. MURRAY, who survives.  He was a retired mechanic from Preston Trucking Company, South Bend.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Avalon Grotto, the South Bend Commandery, the First Christian Church of Mishawaka and was a life member of the VFW.  He was an Air Force veteran of World War II.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Linda D. ZULTANSKI, South Bend, and Pamela J. BADBY, Portage; three grandchildren; a sister, Ellen BARTLETT, Macy, and a brother, Charles [McCARTER], Zionsville.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Guisinger Colonial Chapel, 3718 S. Michigan St., South Bend, with Dr. Traverce HARRISON officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Joseph Memorial Park, Granger.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, where a Masonic memorial service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the Shrine Hospital for Crippled Children, 211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60635.

 

Saturday, January 19, 1991

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, January 21, 1991

 

Charlotte E. Graham

                Charlotte E. GRAHAM, 91, Linden, died at 9:45 p.m. Friday in Home Hospital, Lafayette.

                She was born May 14, 1899 in Swayzee.  In 1919 she moved from Lafayette to Rochester, where she lived until 1984.  She then moved to Linden to live with her daughter, Hariette BAUGH.  After becoming ill in March 1985 she was admitted to Heritage Health Care in West Lafayette.  On Aug. 21, 1918 in Louisville, Ky., she married Gordon GRAHAM, who died in 1958.  They owned and operated the Rochester City Dairy for 20 years and were in the dairy business for 50 years.  She was a member of the Rocheter Presbyterian Church and the Child Study Club.

                Surviving with the daughter, Mrs. Evan (Hariette) BAUGH, are three grandchildren; a great-grandson; five step-grandchildren, and twelve step-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were two sons and two sisters.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Rick RHODES officiating.  Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery, Bluffton.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at Hahn Funeral Home, Linden.

 

Fred Ferguson

                Fred FERGUSON, 86, of 1012 Jefferson St., died at 9:18 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.


Lena M. Castle

                Services were to be at 1 p.m. today at the Bubb Funeral Chapel, Mishawaka, for Lena M. CASTLE, 74, of 113 Monmoor St., Mishawaka.  Burial was to be in Fairview Cemetery.

                Mrs. Castle died at 7:56 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Hospital, Mishawaka.  She was born Sept. 25, 1916 in Shelbyville to Charles B. and Flossie P. UNGER OSBORN, formerly of Rochester.  On Dec. 27, 1943 she married Pete CASTLE, who survives.  She retired in 1974 after 31 years with Uniroyal Corporation.

                Surviving are a sister, Helen ELLIOTT, Elkhart, and a brother, John [OSBORN], Goshen.  Preceding in death were three brothers and a sister.

 

Cecil C. McHenry

                Services were to be at 11 a.m. today at the Welsheimer Funeral Home, South Bend, for Cecil C. McHENRY, 87, of 112 E. Oakside St., South Bend.

                Burial was to be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.  Memorials may be made to the Zion United Church of Christ, 715 E. Wayne St., South Bend, 46617.

                Mr. McHenry died at 5:50 a.m. Friday at Medco Nursing Home, South Bend.  He was born Sept. 9, 1903 in Rochester to Bruce and Haddie CASTLE McHENRY.  On Aug. 18, 1934 in South Bend he married Irene H. HAERENS, who survives.  He was retired after 32 years with the South Bend Fire Department, of which he was a chief from 1963-68.  He was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Margaret KOMP, South Bend; a son, Dr. Thomas B. McHENRY, West Lafayette; six grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

 

Tuesday, January 22, 1991

 

Fred G. Ferguson

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Fred Grant FERGUSON, 86, of 1012 Jefferson St.

                The Rev. Carl RICKS will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, and after 9 a.m. Thursday.

                Mr. Ferguson died at 9:18 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital’s emergency room.  He had been in failing health for several years.

                He was born Oct. 26, 1904 in Triumph, Ill., to Frank and Esther M. NELSON FERGUSON.  He moved from Oak Park, Ill., to the Rochester community in 1952.  On Aug. 31, 1935 in Chicago he married Henrietta May BRUBAKER, who survives.  He retired in 1972 from Dean Foods Company.  He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Manitou Moose Lodge.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Dave (Karen Jean) WILSON, Omaha, Neb.; two grandsons, Daren C. and Scott Ferguson WILSON, both of Omaha, and two sisters, Pauline HAWKINS and Ruth FIELDMAN, both of Mendota, Aill.  He was one of a family of eight children.


Timothy G. W. Pearce

                Timothy G. Walters PEARCE, 20, of Falls Church, Va., died at 3:30 a.m. Jan. 16, in an automobile accident in Falls Church.

                He was born Nov. 11, 1970 in Fairfax, Va., to William and Birdena WALTERS PEARCE. His mother was originally from Monterey.  He was employed as a waiter in TGI Friday’s Restaurant, Falls Church.  He was studying restaurant management at George Mason University.

                Surviving are his parents, William and Birdena WALTERS PEARCE, Carmichael, Calif., and a sister, Jennifer PEARCE, Sacramento, Calif.

                Private family graveside services will be at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Winamac, with the Rev. Bert WOOLSON officiating.  Memorials may be made to Mothers Against Drunk Driving.  Arrangements are by Frain Mortuary, Winamac.

 

Nettie R. Fisher

                Nettie Rose FISHER, 51, Rt. 5, Rochester, (Talma), died at 9:50 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been ill since September.

                She was born June 11, 1939 in Miami County to Claude O. and Martha NORMAN WAGONER.  She had lived in Talma since 1948.  On Sept. 20, 1957 in Nappanee she married Larry W. FISHER, who survives.  She was a volunteer and a teacher’s aide at Mentone Elementary School.  She was a member of Talma United Methodist Church, Talma United Methodist Women’s Society and the Fulton County Crafters.

                Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Rose Ann COOPER, Rochester, and Joyce SHEPHERD, Warsaw; three sons, Larry O. [FISHER], Claypool; Robert D. [FISHER], Rochester, and Mark A. [FISHER], Talma; eight grandchildren; her mother, Martha WAGONER, Talma; two brothers, Norman [WAGONER], Westfield, and Jesse [WAGONER], Algonquin, Ill., and nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.  Her father died June 7, 1987.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Jeffery TAYLOR officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Zion Cemetery, southeast of Rochester.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be madfe to the Fulton County Round Barn Restoration Fund.

 

Wednesday, January 23, 1991 to Thursday, January 24, 1991

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, January 25, 1991

 

June P. Kalmbacher

                June P. KALMBACHER, 85, Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday at the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

                She was born May 7, 1905 in Talma to Willard A. and Minnie VanBLARICON DICK.  She moved from Tippecanoe to North Manchester in 1990.

                Surviving are a brother, Roy S. [DICK], Rochester, and eight nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were a brother and a sister.

                Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Hamlet Cemetery, Talma, with Pastor Jeffrey TAYLOR officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Bender Funeral Home, North Manchester, is in charge of arrangements.


George E. W. Love

                George Edmund Wilson LOVE, 66, Rt. 7, Big Tree Condominium, Rochester, died art 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo, following a six-month illness.

                He was born Feb. 25, 1924 in El Paso, Texas.  He had lived in Peru, Kokomo and Rochester, and before then, a number of years in the Panama Canal Zone.  On July 11, 1986 in Rochester he married Luella TALLEN McGUIRE, who survives.  He was retired from the U.S. Navy.  He was a graduate of the University of Texas-El Paso.  He had been the executive director of Air Force Education for 27 years, 21 of those years at Grissom Air Force Base.  A building in the educational center at Grissom AFB “The George E.W. Love Building,” was named in his honor.  He was exalted ruler of the Rochester Elks Lodge and districrt and local chairman of the VFW’s Voice of Democracy scholarship program.  He was a past commander of the VFW in the Panama Canal Zone.  He was a life member of the Manitou VFW and a member of the Rochester American Legion Post.  He was a past state scholarship chairman of the VFW, and was a member of the Peru Maennerchor.

                Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Ken (Laura) GLATFELTER, Wellesboro, Pa.; Mrs. Steven (Lisa J.) MULLIN, Delphi, and Mrs. Melvin (Lauren) SMITH, Peru; two sons, George [LOVE] Jr., Lakeland, Fla., and Kevin M. [LOVE], Port au Port, Newfoundland; a step-daughter, Mrs. Larry (Frances “Tomi”) HUYS, Birmingham, Ala.; two step-sons, Michael Carson McGUIRE, St. Louis, Mo., and James “Tim” McGUIRE, Rockford, Ill.; fifteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and a brother, Jack LOVE, Panama Canal Zone.  Preceding in death were two brothers.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Ken BYLAND officiating.  This will be followed by military memorial services by the VFW and the American Legion.  Burial will be in the Albright Cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Saturday and from 1-5 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday.  Memorials may be made to the Elks Charity fund or the local Voice of Democracy Scholarship program.

 

Ruth E. Herron

                Ruth Eileen HERRON, 59, Logansport, died at 6:40 a.m. Thursday at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

                She was born Feb. 11, 1931 in Fulton County to Claude Mathews and Flossie Ann CLEMENTS REASON.  On Feb. 27, 1954 in Logansport she married John R. “Jack” HERRON, who died July 2, 1900.  She was a secretary for the Logansport School Corporation, a 1949 graduate of Grass Creek High School and a member of All Saints Catholic Church, Logansport.

                Surviving are four sons, John R. [HERRON], Jr., Logansport; Daniel T. [HERRON], Elkhart, and Robert M. and James M. [HERRON], both of Indianapolis; four daughters, Julia L. TAM, Rochester; Joan C. BECK, Walton, and Dianne E. WILSON and Barbara J. HERRON, both of Indianapolis; twelve grandchildren; four sisters, Leona GREGORY, Hartville, Ohio; Fern SMITH and Jean LONG, both of Logansport, and Ann CHAPMAN, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two brothers, Roger [REASON], Logansport, and Carl “Bud” [REASON], Kewanna, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were two brothers and a sister.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at All Saints Catholic Church with the Rev. David NEWTON officiating.  Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call at Kroeger Funeral Home, 711 E. Market St., Logansport, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, where there will be scripture service at 4 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to St. Vincent’s hospice program, 8401 Harcourt Road, Indianapolis, 46260.


Saturday, January 26, 1991

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, January 28, 1991

 

Helen L. Norris

                Helen L. NORRIS, 84, formerly of South Whitley, died Saturday evening at Life Care Center, where she had been a patient for three days.

                She was born Oct. 9, 1906 in Wabash County to Dayton and May PRICE WARNER.  She was reared in North Manchester and the Laketon area and graduated from Chester High School.  In 1925 she married Wilbur J. NORRIS and they made their home in Columbus, Ohio for four years, in Marion for four years and in Chicago for sixteen years.  While a resident of Chicago, Mrs. Norris worked for Sears Roebuck & Co. for fifteen years as a cashier and supervisor in the mail order department.  Then they moved to Seymour, Ind., where Mr. Norris served as a pastor.  In 1956 they moved to a farm near South Whitley.  Rev. Norris died in 1982.  Mrs. Norris moved from South Whitley to Rochester in November.  She was a member of the South Whitley Church of the Brethren.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Don (Anna May) KINSEL, Rochester, and Mrs. Jim (Wilma Jane) GEBERT, Pierceton; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a brother, Dean WARNER, Florida.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Smith and Sons Miller Chapel, 208 North Maple St., South Whitley, with Pastor Allen R. KAHLER and the Rev. Samuel WRIGHT officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hil Cemetery, west of North Manchester.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the South Whitley Church of the Brethren.

 

Harold E. Gust

                Harold E. GUST, 83, Logansport, died at 8:33 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

                He was born Dec. 14, 1907 in Logansport to Martin G. and Minnie RAEFELDT GUST.  On Sept. 21, 1957 in Logansport he married Margaret Louise SHARTS, who survives.  He retired in 1970 from Rockwell after 38 years of service.  He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and the Orient Masonic Lodge.

                Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Barbara Jean WORTMAN, Terre Haute; Marie Carolyn SOUTHERTON, Rochester, and Goldie Louise RUSSELL, Frankfort; a step-son, Donald Edward SULLIVAN, Lebanon; sixteen grandchildren; thirty-eight great-grandchildren, and a sister, Dorothy Louise FIELDS, Indianapolis.  Preceding in death were a sister and three brothers.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, 1603 E. Broadway, Logansport, with Pastor Mack GOEGLEIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home where a church council service will be conducted at 6 p.m. and a Masonic service wil be conducted at 7 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the Cass County Heart Fund.


Margaret Koten

                Margaret “Peg” KOTEN, 84, a resident since 1981 of Marquette Manor, Indianapolis, died at 6:01 p.m. Saturday at the health care center at the manor.

                Mrs. Koten, who maintained a summer home on Lake Manitou, is believed to be the first child to be delivered in a hospital in Fulton County.  She was born on May 19, 1906 to Alfred G. and Chloe TROUTMAN NEERMAN shortly after the construction of the original Woodlawn hospital, located on the site now occupied by the Fulton County Public Library.  She was the granddaughter of the Hoosier poet John E. TROUTMAN, who was also of Rochester.  She lived in Indianapolis for 40 years.  On May 1, 1927 she married Roy Y. KOTEN, who died Aug. 19, 1976.

                She was a musician and the author of numerous articles for religious and children’s publications.  She was a 1926 graduate of the North Central College School of Music in Naperville, Ill.  The Koten Chapel at the college is named in honor of her and her hsband.  She was a member of the Lockerbie Square United Methodist Church, Indianapolis.  She had served in a variety of offices at the church, including president of the Women’s Society of World Service.  She also held leadership positions in the Women’s Society of Christian Church of the Southern Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church.  She was active in a number of civic organizations of Irvington, the Irvington Historical Society and the Irvington Union of Clubs.  She was a past president of the Irvington Mothers Study Club.  She was an accomplished pianist and had accompanied musical groups in Detroit and Indianapolis.  She was a member of the Patroness Club of the Zeta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, a music sorority, and was active in the Irvington Music Club.

                Surviving are a daughter, Jane KOTEN, Winnetka, Ill.; a son, John A. [KOTEN], Barrington Hills, Ill.; three grandchildren, John, Mark and Sarah [KOTEN], and four great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death was a sister, Mildred HAUMERSEN RIDDLE, on Jan. 24, 1990.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Carl RICKS officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday.  A memorial service will be held this spring at North Central College in Naperville.  Memorials may be made to North Central College, Naperville, IL 60566 or to Lockerbie Squart United Methodist Church, Indianapolis IN 46204.

 

Bertha V. Funk

                Bertha V. FUNK, 80, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at 8:05 a.m. today at her residence in Ridgemanor, Fla.

                She was born Feb. 14, 1910 in Pulaski County to Oscar and Alice BURGESS EVERMAN.  On Nov. 23, 1929 in Bowling Green, Ohio, she married V. Delmer FUNK, who survives.  She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Royal Center.

                Surviving with her husb and are a daughter, Barbara LUTTERMOSER, Ridgemanor, Fla.; a son, Charles W. [FUNK], Marshall, Mich.; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were three brothers and a sister.

                Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center.


Carol E. Pine

                Carol E. PINE, 69, of 2600 W. Jefferson St., Kokomo, formerly of Lake Bruce, died at 5:05 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital and Health Center, Kokomo.

                She was born July 9, 1921 in Deer Creek to Verne A. and Ruth DAVIS MOORE.  On July 8, 1939 in Tipton she married Russell L. PINE, who died Feb. 25, 1982.  She retired in 1972 from Accurate Parts, Kokomo, and had also worked for Stellite.  She attended Trinity Wesleyan Church, Kokomo.

                Surviving are four sons, David A. [PINE], Walton; Joseph K. and Russell D. [PINE], both of Kokomo, and Dan [PINE], Kewanna; three daughters, Ruthann HAWKINS and Phyllis C. LINDLEY, both of Kokomo, and Joyce HOFMAN, Cleveland, Ohio; sixteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three step-grandcvhildren; three step-great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Wilma BACH, Chicago, and Virginia VOGUE, Kokomo. Preceding in death were two brothers and three grandchildren.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Eller Mortuary, 725 S. Main St., Kokomo, with the Rev. Roger A. PARSONS officiating.  Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Betty L. Clark

                Betty Lou CLARK, 38, of Effort, Pa., a former Rochester High School teacher and girls basketball coach, died at 11:15 p.m. Saturday at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, New Brunswick, N.J.

                Her death was due to injuries sustained in a traffic accident Friday Night in New Jersey.

                She was born Oct. 29, 1952 in Princeton to Elmon and Virginia DYRE CLARK.  She was in her third year as head coach of the girl’s basketball team at East Stroudsburg (Pa.) University.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University and her master’s degree from Indiana University.  She went from Rochester High School to Manchester High School, then to East Stroudsburg.

                Surviving are her mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Robert FIELDS, Orleans, Ind.; a brother, Richard CLARK, Melburne, Fla.; a sister, Earlean SWINEHEART, Brazil, and a niece.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ocha-Tetrick Funeral Home, 187 E. Jefferson, Orleans.  Burial wil be in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the East Stroudsburg University scholarship fund.

 

Tuesday, January 29, 1991

 

Bertha V. Funk

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center, for Bertha V. FUNK, 80, Rt. 2, Kewanna.

                The Rev. Doug WITT will officiate and burial will be in the Royal Center Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday.

                Mrs. Funk died at 8:05 a.m. Monday at her residence in Ridgemanor, Fla.


Lela J. Thrush

                Lela J. THRUSH, 91, formerly of 314 W. 11th St., Rochester, died at 7:22 p.m. Monday at Peabody Retirement Home, North Manchester, where she had lived since 1982.

                She was born Jan. 18, 1900 in Pulaski County to Robert M. and Sarah MURRAY THOMAS.  She moved from Grass Creek to Rochester in 1933.  On Dec. 6, 1919 in Grass Creek she married Lotus T. THRUSH, who died April 2, 1973.  She was a graduate of Grass Creek High School, a 50-year member of the Eastern Star and a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Betty JENKINS, Rochester, and Shirley ANDERSON, Logansport; six grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were two daughters, Vivian SCHEID and Mary [ELLITHORP]; a sister, and two brothers.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Jack HARTMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 10 a.m. Thursday.  The Eastern Star will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, January 30, 1991

 

Paul E. Hammond

                Paul E. HAMMOND, 70, of 14453 Redwood Road, Culver, died at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday at Okeechobee, Fla.

                He was born July 31, 1920 in Kalamazoo, Mich., to Arthur and Sylvia SHARP HAMMOND.  He moved from Fulton to Culver in 1946.  On July 8, 1944 in South Bend he married Eilene SNOKE, who survives.  He retired in 1982 from the McCord Corporation in Plymouth after 37 years of service.  He had served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II in Africa and Italy.  He was a member and past commander of the Plymouth VFW Post, past president of the Plymouth Eagles Lodge, and a member of the Bourbon American Legion Post and the Pyramid’s 98th Bomb Group Veterans Association.

                Surviving with his wife are a sister, Alberta WATSON, Three Rivers, Mich.; two brothers, Glen [HAMMOND], Milan, Mich., and Carl [HAMMOND], Norfolk, Va., and an aunt, Hazel ANDERSON, Argos.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery Chapel, Plymouth, with the Rev. Edwin McCLURE officiating.  Military rites will be conductd by the VFW.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Mausoleum.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Johnson Funeral Home, Plymouth, 1100 N. Michigan St.  Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Plymouth, or the Hospice of Okeechobee, Fla.


James E. Ginn

                James E. GINN, 69, Rochester Mobile Home Court, died at 3:55 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born April 14, 1921 in Athens to Garrett and Mary BURNS GINN.  He spent most of his life in Fulton County and Franklin.  His first marriage was to Louise RHODES.  On April 23, 1976 at Franklin he married Lorene SUTTLES, who survives.  He was a retired maintenance man.  He served with the U.S. Army in World War II.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Marsha GINN, Rochester, and Jean CASTRO, Lake Station; two sons, Leonard [GINN], Colorado, and Donald [GINN], Logansport; a step-daughter, Betty BACHMAN, Leiters Ford; a step-son, William RHODES, Upper  Sandusky, Ohio; nine grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren, and a brother, Byron [GINN], Rochester.

                Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers, Rochester.

 

Elma M. Fanning

                Elma Marie FANNING, 88, of 19989 State Road 331, Tippecanoe, died at 12:06 p.m. Tuesday at Bremen Community Hospital.  She had been in failing health for six months.

                She was born April 27, 1902 in Deedsville, Miami county, to J.D. and Nellie MAZE WINTERROWD.  She lived most of her life in the Tippecanoe community.  On March 20, 1926 near Argos she married Harold FANNING, who died Aug. 27, 1977.  She was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Delbert (Gene) EPLER, Plymouth, and Carol MINIX, North Las Vegas, Nev.; a son, Jay [FANNING], Taylors, S.C.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Alta BEST and Mrs. Denzil (Waunita) ELLIOTT, both of Plymouth, and Delta SCHROME, Bremen, and two brothers, Wayne and Max [WINTERROWD], both of Rochester. Preceding in death was a brother, George [WINTERROWD].

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Revs. Wilbur FISCHER and Amond WENGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Walnut Church of the Brethren.

 

Anna K. Michel

                Anna K. MICHEL, 88, of 1729 S. Josephine St., Martinsville, died at 1 p.m. Monday at Morgan County Hospital.  She had been ill for several months.

                She was born Feb. 16, 1902 in Kuhstedt, Germany, to Dietrich and Anna FLATHMANN MULLER.  She moved from Germany to the United States in 1925.  She moved from Indianapolis to Martinsville four years ago.  On April 17, 1929 she married Ernst MICHEL, who survives.  She was the owner/operator of Sponsel Bakery in Indianapolis from 1952-1962.  She was a member of the Evangelical Church of Christ.

                Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Doris NERDING, Martinsville, and Joan GRAHAM, Rochester; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were two rothers and two sisters.

                Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hillsdale Cemetery, Martinsville.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. tonight at Neal & Summers Mortuary, 110 E. Poston Road, Martinsville.


Lela J. Thrush

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, for Lela J. THRUSH, 91, formerly of 314 W. 11th St.

                The Rev. Jack HARTMAN will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Thursday.  The Eastern Star will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. tonight.

                Mrs. Thrush died at 7:22 p.m. Monday at Peabody Retirement Home, North Manchester, where she had lived since 1982.  She was born Jan. 18, 1900 in Pulaski County to Richard M. and Sarah MURRAY THOMAS.  She moved from Grass Creek to Rochester in 1933.  On Dec. 6, 1919 in Grass Creek she msarried Lotus T. THRUSH, who died April 2, 1973.  She was a graduate of Grass Creek High School, a 50-year member of the Eastern Star and a member of the Grace United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Betty JENKINS, Rochester, and Shirley ANDERSON, Logansport; six grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were two daughters, Vivian SCHEID and Mary ELLITHORP; a sister and two brothers.

 

John V. Gross

                John V. GROSS, 54, Rt. 5, Rochester, (Talma) died at 9 p.m. Tuesday while driving his vehicle near Columbus, Ohio.

                He was born Jan. 2, 1937 in Warsaw to Rollin and Pauline MILLER GROSS.  He moved from Bourbon to Rochester 36 years ago.  On March 5, 1957 in Rochester he married June E. MAY, who survives.  He was a truck driver of ESI Meats out of Bristol for five years.  He was a member of the Warsaw Wesleyan Church.

                Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Michael (Diana L.) SOPHER, Roann; Mrs. Daniel (Christie K.) SWEENY, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Steve (Shelly A.) THOMAS, Atwood; a son, David L. GROSS, Rochester; five grandchildren; his mother, Pauline GROSS, Warsaw; two sisters, Mrs. Ronald (Susan) BRUCE, Warsaw, and Donna SKINNER, Marion.  Preceding in death were his father; a sister, Marilyn SMITH, and a grandson, Ryan SOPHER.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Pastor Paul JAMES officiating.  Burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery, northeast of Rochester.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday.

 

Thursday, January 31, 1991

 

James E. Ginn

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, for James E. GINN, 69, Rochester Mobile Home Court.

                The Rev. Paul SECRLE will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 11 a.m. Friday.  Military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion and the VFW.

                Mr. Ginn died at 3:55 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital.

 

Friday, February 1, 1991

 

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Saturday, February 2, 1991

 

Eva R. Landis

                Eva R. LANDIS, 88, Rt. 1, Akron (Rock Lake area), died at 10:58 a.m. Friday at Wabash County Hospital, where she was admitted Thursday evening.

                She was born June 9, 1902 in Fulton County to Ancil and Margaret McINTIRE BRYANT.  She lived in the Rock Lake area for 68 years and in Fulton County all her life.  On Sept. 17, 1921 in Rochester she married Theodore R. LANDIS, who died Oct. 30, 1971.  She had attended the Possum Hollow School, north of Athens, and attended the Disko United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Ann) FLOOR, Akron, and Mrs. Bobbie (Esther May) KIRK, Roann; a son, Charles [LANDIS], Peru; seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were eleven brothers and sisters.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Pastor Lowell BURRUS officiating.  Burial will be in the Silver Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday.  Memorials may be made to the churth or other charity.

 

Monday, February 4, 1991

 

Harry Webb

                Harry WEBB, 81, 604 Terry Ho Drive, Monticello, died at 5:26 a.m. Saturday at White County Memorial Hospital, Monticello.  He had been in failing health for four months.

                He was born April 11, 1909 in Hull, England, to George R.W. and Jane Ann SAINT WEBB.  On Jan. 29, 1955 in Huntington, Mass., he married Arlene V. MILLER, who survives.  He retired in 1981 as plant manager for Alloy Crafts, Delphi.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Monticello.  Raised in England, he moved to Fort Erie, Canada, after World War II, to Massachusetts in 1953, from Decatur, Ill., to Monticello in 1968.  He was active in Boy Scouts as a child and an adult, was a British Royal Air Force veteran of World War II and was involved in the reclamation of Germany and in the investigations into war crimes following World War II.

                Surviving with his wife ar a son, Harry R. WEBB, Rochester; two daughters, Nina STONE, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Carol WENTZEL, Mount Vernon, Ohio; four grandchildren, and a sister, Marjorie FOWLER, Leeds, England.  Preceding in death were a sister and a brother.

                Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church, Monticello, with the Rev. Edward MORRIS officiating.  Friends may call at the church after 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the church.  Miller-Voorhis Funeral Home, Monticello, is in charge of arrangements.


Iva O. Shriver

                Services were to be today at 11 a.m. for Iva O. SHRIVER, 83, of 140 Jefferson St.

                The Rev. Brian TAMMANY was to officiate and burial was to be in the Akron Cemetery.

                She died at 9 a.m. Saturday at Life Care Center, where she had been a patient for three weeks.  She was born May 4, 1907 in Akron to Clarence and Jessie ACHEY SHRIVER.  She moved to Rochester in 1945 from California.  She owned and operated The Beauty Shop for over 30 years.  She was a graduate of Akron High School, and was a sergeant in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II.

                Surviving are a brother, Lloyd [SHRIVER], Palm Springs, Fla., and nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Paul (Sandra) TYLER, Rochester.  Preceding in death were two brothers, Martin and Floyd [SHRIVER], and a sister, Mildred HARPER.

 

Juanita F. Frain

                Juanita Ferne FRAIN, 64, of 14980 18B Road, Argos, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at her residence.  She had been in failing health for seven years.

                She was born Sept. 19, 1926 in Medaryville to George H. and Ferne R. WACKNITZ FLETCHER.  She had lived in the Culver and Winamac communities before moving to Argos 21 years ago.  On Oct. 2, 1945 in Winamac she married Charles S. FRAIN, who survives.  She was a member of the Greene Township Home Economics Club, the Poplar Grove United Methodist Church and the Maxinkuckee Rebekah Lodge.

                Surviving with her husband are a son, Timothy C. [FRAIN], Marion; two grandchildren, Tiffany EDWARDS, Bloomington, and Camille EDWARDS, Huntington; a sister, Shirley AULT, Indianapolis; an aunt, and nieces and nephews.

                Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos, where the Mxinkuckee Rebekah Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Tuesday, February 5, 1991

 

James E. Redinger

                James E. “Jamie” REDINGER, 20, Rt. 1, Culver (Aubbeenaubbee Township), died about 9:30 p.m. Monday at his home.

                He was born Oct. 14, 1970 in Kokomo to Eldon and Linda KAMP REDINGER.  He was a 1988 graduate of Rochester High School.

                Surviving with his parents, of Leiters Ford, are a sister, Deanna REDINGER, Rochester; a brother, Vincent “Ed” [REDINGER], South Bend; the paternal grandparents, Charles and Pauline REDINGER, Rochester; the maternal grandfater, Donald KAMP, Rochester; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Estel (Opal) FLENNER, Rochester, and aunts, uncles and cousins.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Harry MULLINS officiating.  Burial will be im the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday.


Ronald S. See

                Ronald S. SEE, 44, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 12:55 p.m. Monday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

                He was born Dec. 20, 1946 in Rochester to Errett Jim and Laura Louise BERGER SEE.  He was a farmer, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

                Surviving are two brothers, James E. and Richard E. [SEE], both of Rochester; two sisters, Donna SPARKS, Rochester, and Marcia KAHLER, Rt. 1, Macy; his step-mother, Lucy SEE, Rt. 2, Macy; a step-sister; a step-brother, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were his parents, four sisters and a brother.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Lawrence SEE officiating.  Burial will be in the Ebenezer Cemetery, near Deedsville.  Friencs may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Iva O. Shriver

                Services were at 11 a.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Iva O. SHRIVER, 83, of 140 Jefferson St.

                The Rev. Brian TAMMANY officiated and burial was in the Akron Cemetery.

                She died at 9 a.m. Saturday at Life Care Center, where she had been a patient for three weeks.  She was born May 4, 1907 in Akron to Clarence and Jessie ACHEY SHRIVER.  She moved to Rochester in 1945 from California.  She owned and operated The Beauty Shop for over 30 years.  She was a graduate of Akron High School, and was a sergeant in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II.

                Surviving are a brother, Lloyd [SHRIVER], Palm Springs, Fla., and nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Paul (Sandra) TYLER, Rochester.  Preceding in death were two brothers, Martin and Floyd [SHRIVER], and a sister, Mildred HARPER.

 

Wednesday, February 6, 1991

 

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Thursday, February 7, 1991

 

Roy A. Keirn

                Roy Allen “Al” KEIRN, 81, formerly of Akron, died at 6:21 p.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Home in Franklin, where he resided.  He had been in failing health for five months.

                He was born June 11, 1909 in Chili to Edward and Jessie ALLEN KEIRN.  He had lived in Akron for 34 years, and before then he had lived in the LaPorte, Crawfordsville and Salem areas.  On July 30, 1939 in Akron he married Carol Alberta NORRIS, who died Oct. 6, 1988.  He retired in 1974 after 50 years as a mechanic with the former C.R. Barkman Lincoln-Mercury dealership of Rochester.  He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Crawfordsville and was a former member of the Akron United Methodist Church.  He was a charter member of the Swingin’ Dudes Square and Round Dance Club, and was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons.

                Surviving are a daughter, the Rev.Susan KEIRN KESTER, Wilmington, Del.; a son, the Rev. Norris Allen KEIRN, Crawfordsville; two granddaughters, Caroline S. KESTER, Wilmington, Del., and Hannah E. KEIRN, Crawfordsvillel two grandsons, Nathan A. KEIRN and Joshua N. KEIRN, both of Crawfordsville; three sisters, Roselyn KNIGHT, Glendale, Calif.; Marguerite VALE, Cottonwood, Ariz., and Jean FISHER, Peru, and a brother, Noel [KEIRN], Peru.  Preceding in death were a sister, Rosemary [KEIRN], and two brothers, R. Grant and Max [KEIRN].

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Akron United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles ARMSTRONG officiating.  Assisting will be the Revs. Merlyn COX, Edward KESTER, Susan KESTER and Norris KEIRN.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the church.

 

Friday, February 8, 1991

 

Burel F. Ballinger

                Burel Freeman BALLINGER, 84, of 19195 10B Road, Plymouth, died at 3:45 p.m. Thursday at the residence of his daughter and son-in-law in Culver.  He died following a brief illness.

                He was born May 5, 1906 in LaPorte County to Joseph and Samona TEEPLES BALLINGER.  He moved from Starke County to Marshall County 46 years ago.  He was married to Glenna Irene WILSON, who died June 1974.  He was a retired farmer and a former Studebaker Corporation employee.  He was the last survivor of the Kankakee River Basin Dredging Project.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Allen (Rosemary) WEAVER, Thorn Road, Culver; four grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Devon (Hope) WOLFF of Florida, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were a sister, Faye [BALLINGER], and four brothers, James, Morgan, Mittle and Veto [BALLINGER].  Private services will be Saturday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Pastor NUNEMAKER officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. tonight and from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Heart or Lung association.


Gladys L. Harris

                Gladys L. HARRIS, 83, of 403 E. Rochester St., Akron, died at 3:20 p.m. Thursday in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

                She was born Feb. 5, 1908 in Columbia Township, Whitley County, to Charles E. and Bessie Gertrude KEPPLER KEISER.  She was married to Walter S. HARRIS, who survives.  She attended the Cox Grade School and she graduated from Columbia City High School in 1926.  She attended Purdue University.  In 1933 she moved from Columbia City to Akron, where her husband was the Standard Oil distributor for many years.  She was a clerk at Harris Drug Store in Akron for 10 years.  She was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church and the Mother’s Study Club.

                Surviving with her husband, a resident of Grace Village at Winona Lake, are two sons, Lyle “Bud” [HARRIS], Akron, and Stephen L. [HARRIS], Frankfort; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Herschel (Phyllis) HALL, Venice,Fla.  Preceding in death was a sister, Ada I. SMITH.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Hartzler Funeral Home,Akron, with the Rev. Merlyn COX officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from     2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Akron United Methodist church or the American Diabetes Association.  Smith and Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City, is in charge of arrangements.

 

James F. Kindig

                Word has been received of the Jan. 22 death of James F. KINDIG in Mesa, Ariz.  He was buried in the National Veterans Cemetery, Phoenix.

                He was born June 9, 1919 in Akron.  In 1959 he moved from South Bend to Mesa.  He was a test driver for International Harvester, and a member of the American Legion, VFW and the Moose Lodge.  He served in the South Pacific during World War II.

                Surviving with his wife, Dee [KINDIG], are a sister, Marietta CRAVER, Mesa, and two nephews.

 

Saturday, February 9, 1991

 

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Monday, February 11, 1991

 

Medford K. Newman

                Medford Kyle NEWMAN, 69, Hobart, died at 7 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart.

                He was born Nov. 7, 1921 in Miami County to Medford Kyle NEWMAN and Mildred ANDERSON IRELAND.  The family was formerly of Rochester.  He was married to Carol SEE, who survives.  He was a retired principal of River Forest Elementary School, Hobart; an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hobart.  He attended Jefferson Township High School at Mexico and graduated in 1941 from Chili High School.

                Surviving with his wife are three sons, Lee [NEWMAN], Portland; Mark [NEWMAN], Hobart, and Roger [NEWMAN], Hammond; three daughters, Nancy OWENS, Oregon, Wis.; Diane DONOVAN, Brownsville, Texas, and Katrina NEWMAN, Hobart, and five grandchildren.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church, Hobart, with the Rev. William KASTER officiating.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today and 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Bruns-Kish Funeral Home, Hobart.

                Additional services will be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. William KASTER officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Hobart.

 

Lorene Ginn

                Lorene GINN, 63, Rochester Mobile Home Court, died at 9:40 a.m. Saturday at Life Care Center following an illness of several months.

                She was born Feb. 19, 1927 in Caywood, Ky., to Henry and Phoeba BLEVINS JONES.  She moved here from California 10 years ago.  Her first marriage was Dec. 23, 1951 to Clark SUTTLES, who died in 1966.  On April 23, 1967 she married James E. GINN, who died Jan. 30, 1991.  She was a retired nurse’s aide and a member of the Westside Apostolic Church.

                Surviving are three step-daughters, Mrs. Byron (Elizabeth) BACHMAN, Rt. 4, Rochester; Mrs. Greg (Laura Jean) CASTRO, Lake Station, and Marsha GINN, Rochester; three step-sons, William RHODES, of Ohio; Leonard GINN, Rochester, and Donnie GINN, Logansport; seventeen step-grandchildren, and two half-brothers, William JONES and Charles JONES, both of Logansport.

                Following cremation, memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Westside Apostolic Church, with the Rev. Paul CECRLE officiating.  Interment will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Franklin.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society.  Arrangements are by the Zimmerman Family Funeral Home.


Louise J. Wojdyla

                Louise J. WOJDYLA, 67, Starke County Road 800 East, Ora, died Thursday at her home.

                She was born Feb. 22, 1923 in East Chicago and had lived in the Ora area since 1969, moving from St. John.  She was a cook at Culver Military Academy, a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Monterey, the Rosary Sodality of the church, and the Culver Eagles Lodge.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Diane) KANTHAL, San Francisco; three sons, David [WOJDYLA], Spring, Texas; Joseph [WOJDYLA], Twin Falls, Idaho, and Edward [WOJDYLA], Columbus; ten grandchildren, and three sisters, Mary DUBCZAK, Hammond; Jeannie GRUDZIEN and Francie BAZAN, both of Calumet City.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Monterey with the Rev. Gerald BORAWSKI officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call at the Bonine Funeral Home in Culver from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, where the Scriptural Wake service will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, and the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, February 12, 1991

 

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Wednesday, February 13, 1991

 

Luella M. Norris

                Luella M. NORRIS, 62, Valparaiso, died at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday at Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso.

                She was born June 25, 1928 in Genison, Mich., to Jesse and Mary BREDEHOST OSBORN.  On Aug.11, 1956 in Argos she married Manford L. NORRIS, who survives.  She was an assistant to the head of technical services at the Porter County Library, Valparaiso.  She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Valparaiso, and a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and Greenville College.

                Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Keren BONE, Fairbanks,Alaska, and Linda CARULLO, Valparaiso; two sons, Jim [NORRIS], Charlotte, N.C., and Alan [NORRIS], Valparaiso; eight grandchildren; four sisters, Linda CONLEY, Medaryville; Rosemary OSBORN, Valparaiso; Irene MILLER, Muncie, and Alice SCHEETZ, LaGrange, and two brothers, Lowell [OSBORN], Lafayette, and Marvin [OSBORN], Plymouth.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe St., Valparaiso, with the Rev. Don MORAN officiating.  Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday and after noon Friday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Porter County Visiting Nurses Association.


Willis A. Harmon

                Willis A. HARMON, 75, of 2403 North Main St., Mishawaka, died at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, following a lengthy illness.

                He was born Feb. 13, 1915 in Gilead.  He lived in South Bend most of his life.  On July 23, 1977 in South BEnd he married Lolita HICKMAN, who survives.  He retired in 1980 from Adams Engineering in South Bend.  He was a member of the Elkhart Moose Lodge.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Sharon VERLODT, Glendale, Ariz.; three sons, Duane HARMON, Scottsdale,Ariz.; Randy HARMON, Mishawaka, and Richard HICKMAN, Port Huron, Mich.; twelve grandchildren; a sister, Lucille EWING, Osceola; two brothers, Allen HARMON, Osceola, and Rex [HARMON], Arizona.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hollis-Orvis-Palmer Funeral Home, 2528 Mishawaka Ave., South Bend.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday.  Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola.  Memorials may be made to the Hospice of St. Joseph County or Memorial Hospitl of Soutn Bend’s Cancer Fund.

 

Thursday, February 14, 1991

 

Forest R. Heyde

                Forest Russell HEYDE, 88, of 2817 Barrett Road, died at 6:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.  He was born Oct. 27, 1902 in Kosciusko County near Nappanee to Gustav and Susan RINGGENBERG HEYDE.  He moved from Bremen to Rochester in 1936.  On June 6, 1928 in Nappanee he married Esther KNOX, who survives.  He was the founder, in 1936, and owner of the Heyde Oil Company.

                Mr. Heyde was an active member of the Rochester Trinity United Methodist Church, from which he had been a delegate for a number of years to the general conference of the United Methodist Church.  He was a former superintendent, administraative board member and board of trustees member of the church.  He also was a member and past master of the Rochester Masonic Lodge, a member of the Eastern Star and the I.O.O.F., Elks and Moose Lodges of Rochester, and of the South Bend Scottish Rite and the Fort Wayne Mizpah Shrine Temple.

                Surviving with his wife are three sons, Dr. Russell L. HEYDE, Warsaw, and Jay A. HEYDE and James W. HEYDE, both of Rochester; twelve grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Leon (Alma) DRUCKAMILLER, Syracuse, and Mrs. Forrest (Marie) HECKAMAN, Claypool.  Preceding in death were four brothers.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Revs. Carl RICKS, William SIMPSON and Kenneth FOULKE officiating.  Burial wil be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, from 5-8 p.m. Friday.  Masonic services will be there at 8 p.m. Friday, followed by I.O.O.F. services.  Visitation also will be conducted at the church after 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

 

Shelly A. Tarter

                Shelly Ann TARTER, 33, Rt. 1, Akron, died Thursday at her residence.

                Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Annie Mae Kittrell Romine Conley

                Annie Mae KITTRELL ROMINE CONLEY died at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at her home in Grandbay, Ala.

                Arrangements are pending at the Radney Funeral Home, Mobile, Ala.


Sarah McKimm

                Sarah “Sadie” McKIMM, 72, Reading, England, died Tuesday night in Reading.

                She was born May 21, 1918 to John and Agnes LORD.  She was married to George McKIMM, who preceded in death.

                Surviving are two daughers, Wendy and Linda [McKIMM]; a sister, Flo GABLE, Rochester, and two brothers, Lawrence and James [LORD], Ireland.

 

Alfred K. Moore

                Alfred K. MOORE, 80, Hamlet, died at 6 p.m. Tuesday at his residence.

                He was born March 30, 1910 in Fulton County to Frank and Nellie HARTMAN MOORE.  He moved from Akron to Hamlet 40 years ago.  On April 4, 1932 in Liberty Mills he married Irene SHEPHERD, who survives.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Tracey United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Nellie ARNDT, Union Mills, and Janet SMEAL, Glendale, Ariz.; two sons, Gene [MOORE], Sanford, N.C., and Ronald [MOORE], Michigan City; thirteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; a brother, Earl [MOORE], Macy, and four sisters, Marie BERGER, Macy; Rose MARBURGER, South Bend; Alice STEININGER, Rochester, and Pauline STANLEY, Koontz Lake.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Rannells Funeral Home Hamlet Chapel, 102 W. Davis St., Hamlet.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Tracey United Methodist Church or the American Heart Fund.

 

Friday, February 15, 1991

 

Grace Shadel

                Grace SHADEL, 91, Peabody Retirement Home, North Manchester, died there at 10:20 a.m. Thursday.

                She was born Oct. 19, 1899 in Miami County to Joshua and Jane RIGEL COFFING.  She moved from Macy to Peabody three years ago.  On Aug. 2, 1919 in Warren she married John SHADEL, who died Dec. 28, 1962.  She had attended the Macy Christian Church.

                Surviving are a son, Gerald [SHADEL], Macy; two grandchildren, Paula ALLEN, Phoenix, Ariz., and Robert SADLER, Indianapolis, and three great-grandchildren, Jeremy and Joshua ALLEN, Phoenix, and Jason ALLEN, who is serving in Saudi Arabia.  Preceding in death was a daughter, Eileen [SHADEL], in 1966.  Mrs. Shadel was the last survivor of a family of 12 children.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. David WELSH officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and after 10 a.m. Saturday.


Gordon D. Ironmonger

                Gordon Dale “Sonny” IRONMONGER I, 58, Rt. 1, Macy (Nyona Lake), died at 6 a.m. Thursday at his residence following several weeks of illness.

                He was born Aug. 23, 1932 in Kokomo to Floyd E. and Mildred Louise HORNER IRONMONGER.  He moved from Royal Center to Nyona Lake three years ago.  He was retired from Chrysler Transmission Works, Kokomo.  He was a member of the United Auto Workers.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (Cynthia) CARRICO, Bunker Hill; three sons, Gordon D. [IRONMONGER] II, Nicholsville, Ky.; Michael T. [IRONMONGER], Royal Center, and Troy A. [IRONMONGER], Miami; four grandchildren; five brothers, Robert [IRONMONGER], Silver Lake; Larry [IRONMONGER], Royal Center; Darrell [IRONMONGER], Nyona Lake; Danny [IRONMONGER], Long Beach, Miss., and David [IRONMONGER], Galien, Mich.; five sisters, Sharon NELSON and Mrs. Dwight (Darlene) BRANDSTON, both of Tucson, Ariz.; Mrs. Russell (Joan) DROLL, Kokomo; Mrs. David (Nancy) MARTIN, Florida, and Mrs. Russell (Carolyn) ENYART, Haskell, Okla.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, with Pastor Robert RILEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Saturday and after 11 a.m. Sunday.

 

Lowell Long

                Lowell LONG, 58, of 518 Franklin St., Mentone, died at 2:27 a.m. today in the emergency room of Kosciusko Community Hospital.

                He was born March 8, 1932 in Rochester to Allen and Gladys ROWE LONG.  On March 12, 1955 he married Shirley SMITH, who survives.  He was employed at Sunoco Products, Akron.

                Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Greg (Marita) POWELL, Akron; Mrs. Glen (Tina) YODER, Warsaw, and Mrs. Chris (Barbara) WRAY, Mentone, and David and Kenneth [LONG], both of Rochester; thirteen grandchildren; three brothers, Harold [LONG], Etna Green; Paul [LONG], Mishawaka, and Virgil [LONG], North Manchester.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Will LAWSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery, Mentone.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Anna Mae Kittrell Romine Conley

                Anna Mae KITTRELL ROMINE CONLEY died at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at her home in Grand Bay, Ala.

                She was born May 4, 1907 in Lucedale, Miss., to Thomas P. and Daisy RICE FINCH.

                Surviving are four daughers, Nadine GRINDLE, Warsaw; Linda G. HURD, Las Cruces, N.M.; Delores MORRISON, Palestine, Ind., and Lizzie MARCUM, Kokomo; four sons, Thurmon KITTRELL, Grand Bay; Winfred KITTRELL, Warsaw; Ronnie KITTRELL, Central City, Colo., and William S. ROMINE, Grand Bay; thirty-three grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lillie Mae PIERCE, Cantonment, Fla. and Burnie MORRIS, Mobile, Ala.; a brother, Leroy FINCH, Wilmer, Ala. and nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 3 p.m. (Rochester time) Saturday at the Palestine Baptist Church in Mobile, with burial in the church cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Hospice Care.  Arrangements are by Radney Funeral Home, 3155 Douphine St., Mobile, Ala.


Saturday, February 16, 1991

 

Shelly A. Tarter

                Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, southwest of Akron, for Shelly Ann TARTER, 33, Rt. 1, Akron, who died unexpectedly Tuesday at her residence. The Revs. Stanley WEISE and Ora MEYERS will officite. Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is in charge of arrangements.

                Mrs. Tarter was born Nov. 29, 1957 in Columbia City to Delbert and Sandy WOPPIS HILE.  In June 1988 in Amboy she married Fred C. “Chris” TARTER, who survives.  She had formerly worked 10 years at Eaton Controls, North Manchester.  She was a member of the Moose Lodge, North Manchester.  She had attended Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.  She was a former Brownie Scout leader.  Surviving with her husband are a daughter, Michaela D. PURVIS, at home; a son, Michael PURVIS, North Manchester; her mother, Sandy HILE, Pierceton; two brothers, Ronnie [HILE], Indianapolis, and Rick [HILE], Akron, and the paternal grandparents, Earl and Lillian WALLER, South Bend.

 

Monday, February 18, 1991

 

Howard A. Hoover

                Howard A. “Tony” HOOVER, 90, of 18870 Indiana 331, Tippecanoe, died at 7:25 p.m. Saturday at his home.

                He was born Feb. 29, 1900 in Wooster, Kosciusko County, to Charles and Elnora BOYER HOOVER.  On July 18, 1921 at Crown Point he married Opal RODOCKER, who survives.  He was an auto mechanic and was retired from the Argos Municipal Electric Company.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Emery (Phyllis) ROLAND, Claypool; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.  Preceding in death were a daughter, Maxine MARKS, in 1988; a brother, and two sisters.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Gene NEYHART officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Tippecanoe Ambulance and Fire Department.

 

Nora Lawson VanHook

                Services were to be at 11 a.m. today at Fisher Funeral Home, Williamsport, for Nora LAWSON VanHOOK, 81, of Williamsport.

                The Rev. Don WILLIAMS was to officiate and burial was to be in the Highland Cemetery, Williamsport.  Memorials may be made to the Community Hospital, Williamsport.

                Mrs. VanHook died at 7:47 a.m. Friday at Community Hospital, Williamsport.  She was born June 19, 1909 in Savoyard, Ky., to William and Louise EDWARD PRUITT.  She lived in the Attica-Williamsport area for 35 years.  In 1936 in Kentucky she married Edwin LAWSON, who died in 1959.  In 1976 in Williamsport she married Robert VanHOOK, who died in 1988.  She retired in 1976 from Radio material Corporation, Attica, where she had worked for 25 years.  She was a member of the Attica-Williamsport Business and Professional Women’s Club and the Savoyard Baptist Church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Barry (Sandra) SALTS, Rochester, and Mrs. Larry (Sue) CROWDER, Williamsport; a brother, George PRUITT, Edmonton, Ky.; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.


Mack Hawkins

                Mack HAWKINS, 95, of 303 Lakeshore Drive, Culver, died at 1:10 a.m. Saturday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

                He was born March 8, 1895 at Wagoner, Okla.  He moved from Chicago to Culver in 1962.  On Feb. 14, 1936 he married Pauline POWELL, who died in 1963.  On June 21, 1971 at Culver he married Mahalia BARNETT, who survives.  He was a retired crane operator.  He was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church, Kings Lake.

                Surviving are a daughter, Timmie L. REESE, Minneapolis, Minn.; six grandchildren; a foster-daughter, Rosalie DICKERSON, Chicago, Ill., and a foster-son, Ronnie MABRY, Hampton, Va.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. Lee JACKSON and Warner HARRIS officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, and after      10 a.m. Tuesday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the church.

 

Tuesday, February 19, 1991

 

William R. Dickson

                William R. DICKSON, 78, Lakeville, died at 9:16 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.

                He was born Aug. 18, 1912 in Ober to Riley and Nettie DEAN DICKSON.  On Feb. 21, 1934 in Rochester he married Edna I. SWANSON, who died in 1985.  He moved to Lakeville from Rochester in 1952.  He was retired from Wilson’s Coal and Grain, Lakeville, and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, North Liberty.

                Surviving are four daughters, Deloris MURPHY, Logansport; Wilma LeCLERCQ, Lakeville; Betty KELLY, Bremen, and Linda KING, Lapaz; four sons, Byron [DICKSON], Dewart Lake, and William “Bill,”, Robert and Richard [DICKSON], all of Lakeville; seventeen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; a sister, Marjorie FLYNN, Argos, and two brothers, Norman [DICKSON], Rochester, and Leonard [DICKSON], Plymouth.  Preceding in death was a daughter.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John’s Lutheran Church.  Burial will be in Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Palmer Funeral Home, Lakeville.  Memorials may be made to the church.

 

Wednesday, February 20, 1991

 

[no obits]


Thursday, February 21, 1991

 

Pierce Engle

                Pierce “Bill” ENGLE, 82, formerly of Mentone, died at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday at the Prairie View Nursing Home, Warsaw.

                He was born July 30, 1908 in the Beaver Dam area to Jacob and Ida SHIREMAN ENGLE.  He lived most of his life in the Beaver Dam and Mentone areas.  He was a retired farmer and carpenter.  He was first married to Evelyn WESTWOOD, who died in 1948.  In 1953 he married Ruby BOONE, who died in 1977.

                Surviving are five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and a sister, Estella ROBBINS, Mentone.  A daugher, Arlene HARSHMAN, died in 1976.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Will LAWSON officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, February 22, 1991

 

Marie Thompson

                Marie THOMPSON, 85, Life Care Center, (formerly of Akron), died at 9:10 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital where she was admitted earlier that evening.

                She was born Aug. 2, 1905 in Kosciusko County to Homer and Minnie MILLER RICHTER.  On Nov. 4, 1920 in Warsaw she married Clarence G. THOMPSON, who died June 13, 1982.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Stewart (Louise) EATON, Barr Lake area near Rochester; a son Francis “Whitey”  [THOMPSON], Akron; four grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were two brothers, Ernest and Vernon [RICHTER].

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Maurice KESSLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from     3-8 p.m. Saturday.

 

Lawrence Thornton

                Lawrence THORNTON, 70, Lake Station, died Wednesday at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Hobart, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Monday.

                He was born March 20, 1920 in Ulen, Minn.  He retired in 1975 from U.S. Steel, Gary.  He operated Larry’s Carpet Cleaning.  His first marriage was to Ruth GOEHRING, who preceded in death.  He later married Lois KIETZMAN, who preceded in death.

                Surviving are three daughters, Linda STOWELL and Janice STOWELL, both of Lake Station, and Sandra WEBB, South Carolina; a son, Larry [THORNTON], Jr., Lake Station; a step-daughter, Emma Jean WANAKEY, Texas; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Harold [THORNTON], Twin Valley, Minn., and Norman and Elmer [THORNTON], both of Rochester.  Preceding in death was a brother, Franklin [THORNTON], of Fargo, N.D.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Reese Funeral Home, 630 West Old Ridge Road, Hobart, with the Rev. Rodney RUBERG officiating.  Burial will be in Hobart.  Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. today and after 1 p.m. Saturday.


Benjamin F. Royer

                Benjamin F. “Frank” ROYER, 84, Indiana 114 East, Akron, died at 7:20 a.m. today at Whitley County Memorial Hospital, Columbia City.

                Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Saturday, February 23, 1991

 

Benjamin F. Royer

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, for Benjamin F. “Frank” ROYER, 84, Indiana 114 East, Akron.

                The Rev. James W. KREFT will officiate.  Burial will be in the Silver Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today and after noon Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the St. John’s Lutheran Church.

                Mr. Royer was born April 4, 1906 in Akron to Jeff and Lovina LANDIS ROYER.  He lived most of his life in the Akron area.  On Nov. 26, 1944 in Fort Wayne he married Amelia KRUCKEBERG, who survives.  He was a retired farmer.  He was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rochester.

                Surviving with his wife are a son, James L. [ROYER], Akron; three grandchildren, Jennifer RYAN, Amanda ROYER and Megan ROYER, all of Akron; a sister, Mary LUCKENBILL, Akron, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death was a brother, James [ROYER].

 

Monday, February 25, 1991

 

Tommy J. Foster

                Tommy Joe “T.J.” FOSTER, 40, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 2:20 a.m. Sunday shortly after being admitted to Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born Dec. 12, 1950 in Linton to Roy Lee and Marquitta DARR FOSTER.  He had lived in this area for 36 years.  On Sept. 29, 1985 in Rochester he married Beth KALE, who survives.  For the past four years he had been a truck driver for Whiteford Lend Lease “Sunoco Products,” Akron.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Amy FOSTER, at home; a son, Greg [GENTRY], at home; his mother, Marquitta McLOCHLIN, Rochester; a sister, Connie GAINES, Rochester; a half-brother, Patrick McLOCHLIN, Rochester; two step-brothers, Ron and Donnie McLOCHLIN, both of Logansport; the maternal grandparents, Johnny and Pauline EASTER, Punta Gorda, Fla.; an aunt, and great-aunts, great-uncles, and three nephews.  Preceding in death were his father, in 1954, and his step-father, Pat McLOCHLIN, in 1988.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Sam WRIGHT officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rocheter.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Humane Society.


Todd N. Tusing

                The body of Todd Neff TUSING, 21, of 306 Main St., Culver, was found Saturday along a bank of the Wabash River in Lawrenceville, Ill.  Missing since Jan. 8, he died of drowning.

                He was born Dec. 31, 1969 in Plymouth to Ronald and Kay NEFF TUSING.  He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.  He was a 1989 graduate of Culver High School, where he hald the school high jump record.  He had been a member of the high school band, the Art Club and the soccer team.  He was a sophomore at Vincennes University, where he was on the Dean’s List and a member of the track team.

                Surviving with his parents in Culver are two sisters, Mrs. Dan (Cindy) KING, Houston, Texas, and Mrs. John (Michelle) ALLYN, Grand Haven, Mich.; a brother, Ryan [TUSING], a student at Ball State University, Muncie; two nieces; four nephews; the maternal grandmother, Grace NEFF, Elkhart, and the paternal grandparents, Evard and Cecel TUSING, both of Brownsville, Texas.

                Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mark DAY officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.  Memorials may be made to the Culver High School art department.

 

Arthur Laitala

                Arthur LAITALA, 71, Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 11:45 p.m. Saturday at his Liberty Township residence following a three-month illness.

                He was born June 13, 1919 in Chisholm, Minn., to William and Katri KEMPPEINEN LAITALA.  He moved from Minneapolis, Minn., to Fulton County in 1968.  He operated a machine shop.  On April 20, 1968 he married Alma Ruth STINGELY, who survives.  He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving with General George Patton’s unit in the European Theater.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Hopkins, Minn.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Irene) GUERTA, Buffalo, Minn., and Mrs. James (Eunice) BROOKE, Kenosha, Wis.; three sons, Einar and Neil [LAITALA], Circle Pines, Minn., and David [LAITALA], Clearmont, Minn.; five grandsons; a granddaughter, and two brothers, Ed [LAITALA], Chisholm, Minn., and Sulo [LAITALA], Minneapolis, Minn.  Preceding in death were three brothers.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Family Home, Fulton, with the Rev. Kathryn KUNZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery where the American Legion and the VFW posts will conduct military rites.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton United Methodist Church or the Fulton County Cancer Society.


Tuesday, February 26, 1991

 

Mildred A. Nolen

                Mildred A. NOLEN, 69, of Rt. 2, Rochester (Bessmore Park Road), died at 11:46 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health for six months.

                She was born June 9, 1921 in Fulton to Joseph and Neva Bell DAWSON CUNNINGHAM.  She lived most of her life in this community.  On Sept. 21, 1935 she married Ernest G. MEHRLEY, who died Aug. 15, 1973.  On June 30, 1974 in Rochester she married Charles NOLEN, who survives.  She retired Feb. 2, 1976 from Rochester Metal Products, where she had worked for 27 years.  She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

                Surviving with her husband are four daughters, Imogene DAVIS, Nappanee, and Mrs. Jerry (Betty) BARNES, Mrs. Ray (Judy) SPENCER and Mrs. Randy (Karen) HUTCHENS, all of Rochester; a son, Ernest G. MERHLEY Jr., Topeka; a step-daughter, Mrs. Bill (Sharon Lou) SLONAKER, Chili two step-sons, Jack NOLEN, Rochester, and Jerry NOLEN, Elkhart; thirty-nine grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Kathryn DAY, Cody, Wyo., and Mrs. Ernest (Mary) KNIGHT, Macy, and two brothers, Robert [CUNNINGHAM], Hamlet, and Lon “Bud” [CUNNINGHAM], Plymouth.  Preceding in death were a sister, Betty SQUIRES, and a brother, Joe [CUNNINGHAM].

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Carl RICKS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 1 p.m. Thursday.

 

William B. Rogers

                William Bernard ROGERS, 84, Jackson, Mich., died at 10 a.m. Monday at Marlin Manor Nursing Home, Jackson, where he had been a patient for several months.

                He was born June 21, 1906 at the family farm north of Rochester to Manville and Myrtle ROGERS.  On Sept. 17, 1956 in Jackson he married Glenys SMITH, who survives.  He moved from Rochester to Jackson in 1988.  He retired in 1976 from the family farm where he raised dairy and beef cows.  He was a former member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church and of the Calvary United Methodist Church, Jackson.  He was a Mason.

                Surviving with his wife are three step-sons, John T. SMITH, Warsaw; Harold T. SMITH, Kalamazoo, Mich., and Phillip D. SMITH, Jackson; a step-daughter, Joy MILLER, Jackson, and relatives in Rochester.

                Services wil be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Wetherby Chapel, 402 Wildwood, Jackson, with the Rev. George R. GRETTENBERGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Hillcrest Memorial Park, Jackson.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to Calvary Methodist Church.

 

Wednesday, February 27, 1991

 

Doyne Hoover

                Word has been received of the Feb. 20 death of Doyne HOOVER, North Aurora, Ill.  he was buried in Aurora Cemetery.

                He is survived by a son, Tom HOOVER, Crystal Lake, Ill., and a brother, Glenn HOOVER, Rochester.


Max E. Geiger

                Max E. GEIGER, 75, of 442 S. Ohio St., Culver, died at 7 a.m. Monday at the Highland Regional Meical Center, Sebring, Fla.

                He was born Jan. 31, 1916 at Crown Point to Homer and Elsie SEIBOLDT GEIGER, and moved from Markle to Culver in 1939.  On Feb. 24, 1940 at Crown Point he married LaVerne E. HINELINE, who survives.  He was a member of Culver Grace United Church of Christ and the Fathers’ Auxiliary of the Culver VFW Post.  He retired in 1976 after 40 years’ service as a station master on the Erie Lackawanna Railroad, last serving in Akron.

                Surviving with his wife are two sons, Dennis and Michael [GEIGER], both of Culver; four grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.  Preceding in death were five brothers and a granddaughter.

                Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Culver Masonic Cemetery with the Rev. Donald WAGNER officiating.  Memorials may be made to the Culver Grace United Church of Christ or to the Culver VFW Post.  The Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Thursday, February 28, 1991

 

Rev. Maurice B. Kent

                Rev. Maurice B. KENT, 76, 18186 Cedar Road, Tippecanoe, died at 1:10 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.  He had been ill for seven months.

                He was born May 28, 1914, in Kansas City, Mo., to Oran F. and Letha BROWER KENT.  On Nov. 19, 1934, he married Dorothy O. MYERS, who survives.  He had lived in this area for the past 33 years, having come from West Lebanon.

                He was a minister at these churches: Church of the Nazarene, West Lebanon, for 7 a/2 years; Morris Chapel in Warsaw for 7 1/2 years; the First Church of the Nazarene, Rochester, for 13 1/2 years.  He was a United States Air Force veteran of World War II and a member of the Plymouth First Church of the Nazarene.

                He was a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University magna cum laude and Ball State University.  He was also a school teacher for several years.

                Surviving with his wife is one daughter, Mrs. Rick (Donna Jane) HONECUTT, Silver Lake; a son, Stephen J. [KENT], Tippecanoe; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Church of the Nazarene, Rochester, with the Revs. Richard THOMPSON and Richard JORDAN officiating.  Burial wil be in the Tippecanoe Cemetery, Tippecanoe.

                Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and at the church one hour prior to services Saturday.


Beatrice Pickerl

                Miss Beatrice PICKERL, 90, former resident of 107 Smith St., Argos, died at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

                She was born Dec. 20, 1900 in Argos.  She lived all her life in the South Bend and Argos communities.

                She was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, the Argos Progress Club, the Wednesday Bridge Club and the Indiana State Teacher’s Association.  She was also a life member of the Eastern Star Chapter 26.

                She was a graduate of Indiana University and was an elementary school teacher for 47 years.  After teaching at Nuner School, South Bend for 37 years, she retired.  She had also taught in Argos.

                Surviving is a great-niece, several great-nephews and cousins.

                She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary PICKERL and Lidella GARN, and a brother, Billy PICKERL.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Rev. Jack RHOADES officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the hour of services Saturday.

                Memorials may be made to the Argos United Methodist Church.

 

Friday, March 1, 1991

 

Clarence Carr

                Clarence CARR, 81, Lake Manitou, died at 9:30 a.m. today at Life Care Center. He moved here six years ago from Logansport.

                Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Acel G. Young

                Acel Glen YOUNG, 75, of Twelve Mile and Palmetto, Fla., died at 10 a.m. Thursday at Blake Hospital, Bradenton, Fla.

                He was born Feb. 8, 1916 in Adams Township, Cass County to Glen and Reba A. BUCK YOUNG.  On Aug. 17, 1941 at Twelve Mile, he married Elizabeth I. WARNER, who survives.  He retired in 1981 from Logansport Macine Company.  He was a member of the Bethlehem United Methodist Church, the Lions Club and the Masonic Lodge, all of Twelve Mile.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Tracie PETTIT, Indianapolis; a son, Warner [YOUNG], Indianapolis; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Hugh [YOUNG], North Port, Fla., and Charles [YOUNG], Indianapolis.  Preceding in death was a brother, Arthur [YOUNG].

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Jack RHOADES officiating.  Burial will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery, Twelve Mile.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.


Saturday, March 2, 1991

 

Clarence Carr

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, for Clarence CARR, 81, Lake  Manitou.

                The Rev. Carl HICKS will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center.

                Mr. Carr died at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Life Care Center.  He was born May 26, 1909 in Fulton County to Fred S. and Nettie LOWE CARR.  He moved from Logansport to Rochester eight years ago.  On Oct. 7, 1939 in Logansport he married Eunice GRANT, who died Aug. 21, 1982.  In 1969 he retired from General Telephone Company.  He was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. Lodge, the Logansport Masonic Lodge and the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite Fort Wayne.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater.

                Surviving are four sisters, Louise DRUDGE, Madge MILLISER and Clarabelle ROCKWELL, all of Rochester, and Ida Katherine CUTSHAW, Boise, Idaho, and a brother, Westel [CARR], Rochester.  Preceding in death was a sister, Ruth NEWELL.

 

Monday, March 4, 1991

 

James A. Little

                James A. LITTLE, 69, of 1030 Franklin St., died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday at his residence of an apparent heart attack.  He had been in failing health for 2 1/2 years.

                He was born April 4, 1921 in Kewanna to Vincent and Mildred TUTTLE LITTLE.  He lived most of his life in Fulton County.  On Jan. 26, 1946 in Rochester he married Hazel M. RUSH, who died Jan. 13, 1960.  On Nov. 14, 1970 in Rochester he married Betty SMITH NICODEMUS, who survives.  He retired in 1989 from Rochester Homes Inc.  He was a member of the Rochester American Legion Post and the Manitou VFW.  He was a corporal in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater.

                Surviving with his wife are a son, John LITTLE, Rochester; four grandchildren, Tabitha MINIX, Plymouth; Heather LITTLE and Tracey HOFFMAN, both of Rochester, and Todd ALLEN, Liberty Mills; a great-grandson; three step-daughters, Sandra NESS, Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Richard (Penny) PIKE and [Jenny] DeMARCO, both of Rochester; six step-grandchildren; two sisters, Bertha F. GRUBE, Rochester, and Doris BRITTON, Niles, Mich., and a brother, Ernest “Bill” LITTLE, Valparaiso.  Preceding in death were a daughter, Linda ALLEN; a son, James Lee [LITTLE]; a grandson; four sisters, and two brothers.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Carl RICKS officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday.  The American Legion and VFW will conduct military grveside services.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, the Cancer Fund or the Leukemia Fund.


Georgianna M. Sroufe

                Georgianna M. SROUFE, 83, Rt. 2, Macy, died at 4:50 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital, following a two-year illness.

                She was born Feb. 27, 1908 in Elwood to John and Cora SNODGRASS JONES.  On Oct. 15, 1928 in Macy she married W. Russel SROUFE, who survives.  She was a 1927 graduate of Macy High School and a graduate of Warner Beautician College, Fort Wayne.  She was a member of the Macy Christian Church.

                Surviving with the husband are two sons, Thomas [SROUFE], Macy, and Mark J. [SROUFE], Rochester; a daughter, Elizabeth NICODEMUS, Silver Lake; seven grandchidren, and four great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were a sister, Mary ROCKEY, and a brother, Elbert JONES.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with David WELSH officiating.  Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from         4-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday.

 

Elston G. Sims

                Elston G. SIMS, 85, of 1101 Elm St., died at 7:20 p.m. Saturday at Life Care Center.

                He was born April 11, 1905 in Springfield, Mo., to Charlie and Rozella HOFFMAN SIMS.  He moved here from Lamar, Mo., 25 years ago.  On March 19, 1967 in Rochester he married Eva [PUTMAN], who survives.  He was retired from Modern Materials.  He was a member of the First Assembly of God, of which he was an ordained pastor.

                Surviving with his wife are a step-daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Eileen) CROUSORE, Batavia, Ohio; a step-son, Delbert WESTWOOD, Rochester; a niece whom he reared, Mrs. Michael (Nancy) HERREL, Rochester; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a great-niece; three sisters, Ola COURTNEY, Carthage, Mo.; Martha HUBER, Phoenix City, Ala., and Lois WHITEHEAD, Bend, Ore.  Preceding in death were two brothers.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the First Assembly of God with the Rev. Cliff WILKINS Jr., officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 10 a.m. Tuesday.  Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Tuesday, March 5, 1991

 

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Wednesday March 6, 1991

               

Donna J. Grogg

                Donna Jean GROGG, 35, Rt. 1, Claypool, died at 9:18 a.m. Tuesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, following an extended illness.

                She was born Aug. 8, 1955 in Rochester to Robert L. ands Marjorie MORRETT HOFFMAN.  She had been a Seward Townchip (Kosciusko County) deputy assessor and, before that, a secretary.

                Surviving are her father, Robert HOFFMAN, Claypool; a daughter, Tonya GROGG, Claypool; a sister, Pat SWARTZ, Bicknell; two brothers, Hal [HOFFMAN], Claypool, and Todd [HOFFMAN], Silver Lake; the paternal grandfather, Elmer HOFFMAN, Warsaw; two nephews, and a niece.  Her mother, Morjorie MORRETT HOFFMAN SASSER, died April 21, 1990.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Nichols Cemetery, north of Akron.  Friends may call from 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

 

Ralph J. Miller

                Ralph J. MILLER, 65, Rt. 1, Macy (Miami County Road 150 East), died Tuesday of injuries sustained while working with a skid loader at the farm of his son, Lyndal, Rt. 1, Macy.

                The accident occurrd about 5 p.m.  Details were not available.

                Mr. Miller was born Dec. 27, 1925 in Fulton County to Ralph S. and Nettie E. HARTZLER MILLER.  On Oct. 10, 1948 in Perrysburg he married Bobette ADKINS, who survives.  He retired in November 1983 from General Tire, Wabash, after 28 years of employment.  He had been a farmer all his life.  Since July 1988 he had worked part-time at the Hartzler Funeral Homes in Akron and Rochester.  He was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church, the Miami County 4-H governing board, the Miami County Farm Bureau, the General Tire Retirees Club in Wabash and the John Purdue Club of West Lafayette.  He was a former 15-year member of the Miami County 4-H Advisory Council and he was a former Perry Township (Miami County) Trustee.  He was a 1943 graduate of Akron High School.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Stephen (Nancy) GARRISON, South Bend; four sons, Kenton [MILLER], Roann; Brian [MILLER], Rossville, and Lyndal and Nyle [MILLER], both of Macy; ten grandchildren; his mother, Nettie MILLER, Peru; six sisters, Mrs. Robert (Geraldine) HARTISH, Fairmont; Mrs. Elwin (Maxine) CREVISTON, Jacksonville, Fla.; Wanda OLINGER, Fulton; Mrs. Charles (Marcia) KROFT, Nappanee; Mrs. Richard (Janice) SMOKER, Lawrenceburg, and Mrs. Don (Kay) HARNEY, Milford, and a brother, Devon [MILLER], Lake Manitou.  Preceding in death were his father and a sister, Wilda Jean [MILLER].

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ebenezer United Methodist Church, north of Denver, with the Revs. Robert LOUGHEED and Lawrence SEE officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, and after 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Ebenezer United Methodist Church.


Thursday, March 7, 1991

 

Rose A. Ivey

                Rose A. IVEY, 81, Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver, (formerly of Rt. 4, Rochester), died at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday at the manor.

                She was born Aug. 21, 1909 in Forrest City, Ark., to Joe and Addie BUTLER CULLER.  She moved from Chicago to Aubbeenaubbee Township in 1978.  On Dec. 15, 1926 in Chicago she married Henry L. IVEY, who died March 12, 1989.

                Surviving are a daughter, Evelyn ZAWADZKI, Teaneck, N.J.; two sons, Harold IVEY, Chicago, and Henry IVEY Jr., Rochester; five grandchildren, including Michele HUFF, Country Club Hill, Ill.; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, March 8, 1991

 

Eldon D. Swick

                Eldon D. SWICK, 51, Columbia City, died at 6:08 p.m. Thursday at Whitley County Memorial Hospital.  He became ill at his home as he was leaving on a call for the Thorncreek Township Fire Department, of which he was a member.

                He was born July 22, 1939 in Fulton County to Claude Ellsworth and Fern Elizavbeth WARREN SWICK.  On Jan. 2, 1965 he married Phyllis Evelyn UMMEL, who survives.  He was reared in Burket and moved to Columbia City in 1905.  From 1965-1980 he worked at the Farmers Grain and Feed, Columbia City.  In 1980 he became a security guard at United Technologies Inc., Columbia City.  He was a member of the U.S. Army reserves.  He was a general farm manager for an 80-acre farm and raised Angus cattle.  He served 36 years as a volunteer fireman, beginning at the age of 15 at the Burket Fire Department.  He served 26 years with the Thorncreek Township Fire Department, of which he was a captain.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Lynnel SWICK, Columbia City, and Leanne SWICK, at home; his parents, Claude and Fern SWICK, Claypool; five brothers, Frank, David and Ronald [SWICK], all of Burket; Max  [SWICK], Mentone, and Mark [SWICK], Indianapolis; three sisters, Arlene MILLER, Palestine, and Marilyn COLLINS and Nancy KUHN, Rochester.  Preceding in death was a sister, Phyllis SWICK.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.  Burial will be in the St. Matthews Cemetery, Columbia City.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and from 2-4:30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.  There will be a fireman’s memorial service at 8:30 p.m. Sunday.


Sanford Snyder

                Sanford “Sandy” SNYDER, 56, Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 10:59 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend, following a three week illness.

                He was born Aug. 29, 1934 in Cleveland, Ohio to Lester and Carol JACOX SNYDER.  He moved here 11 years ago from Plymouth.  On June 12, 1955 in Plymouth he married Jeaneen L. MOORE, who survives.  He worked 23 y6ears for the Indiana Tool Manufacturing Corp., Plymouth.  He was a member of the First Assembly of God, Rochester.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Tim (Lisa) MUNDINGER, Warsaw; A son, Stephen J. [SNYDER], Upland; five grandchildren, Micah, Betsy and Ben MUNDINGER, Warsaw, and Stephanie and Ryan SNYDER, Upland; a sister, Mrs. Thad (Carolyn) JONES, Mishawaka; a brother, Jay [SNYDER], Plymouth, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were his parents.

                Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Clifton WILKINS Sr., officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the First Assembly of God or the Tim and Lisa Mundinger missionary Fund.

 

Saturday, March 9, 1991

 

Isaac Slonaker

                Isaac “Ike” SLONAKER, 75, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 11:25 p.m. Friday in St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.  Rites are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Monday March 11, 1991

 

Reardon J. Newman

                Reardon J. NEWMAN, 83, of Four Seasons Mobile Home Estates, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday at his residence.  He had been in failing health for a year.

                He was born Sept. 14, 1907 in Lexington, Ky., to Lawrence and Mary McQUEENEY NEWMAN.  He moved here in 1939 from Cincinnati, Ohio.  On May 6, 1939 in Rochester he married Mararet E. HALTERMAN, who survives.  He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, and was an Army veteran of World War II.

                Surviving with his wife are a sister, Ruth GAFFNEY, Lesington, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were three sisters and a brother.

                Services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Frank KILCLINE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  The American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct military graveside services.  Friends may call from 3:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, where a vigil service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Philip C. Master

                Philip C. MASTER, 74, Monterey, died at 11:20 a.m. Sunday at his winter home in Zephyrhills, Fla.

                Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements.


Phil D. Hughes

                Phil Donald HUGHES, 70, Luck, Wis., died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday at the home of his daughter, Carol DORAN, Rt. 1, Rochester, with whom he had lived for several months.

                He was born May 10, 1920 in Range, Wis., to James and Myrtle KALE HUGHES.  In 1981 he retired as a plant guard for Winamac Steel Company.  He was an Army Veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theater.  He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Miltown, Wis.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ruben “Peggy” BOWEN, Warfield, Ky.; Mrs. Al (Iris) WALTON, Boca Raton, Fla., and Carol DORAN, Rochester; two sons, Francis “Lucky” [HUGHES], Orion, Ill., and Raymond [HUGHES], Rochester; seventeen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Joe (Byrden) HUTTON and Mrs. John (June) VanPELT, both of Milltown, Wis.  Preceding in death were eight brothers.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Edling-Rowe Funeral Home, Luck, Wis.  Burial will be in the Milltown Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Thursday at the Edling-Rowe Funeral Home.  Foster & Good funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of local arrangements.

 

Janie I. Sitts

                Janie I. SITTS, 52, Saner Drive, Akron, died at 11:27 a.m. Saturday at her residence following an extended illness.  She was born Dec. 4, 1938 in Davidson County, Tenn., to Lloyd “Pappy” and Gladys DRENNAN WILLARD.  On Aug. 19, 1960 in Akron she married Billy E. SITTS, who survives.  She attended the Olive Branch Church of God.

                Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Mrs. John (Peggy) BURNAU and Mrs Dale (Cindy) SHEPHERD, both of Akron; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. James (Frances) DILLARD, Lebanon, Tenn.; Mrs. Charles (Margaret) RAMSEY, Broken Arrow, Okla., and Maryann SWAFFORD, Akron; four brothers, Lloyd “Pete” and Charles [WILLARD], both of Warsaw; Danny [WILLARD], Silver Lake, and Johnny [WILLARD], Murfreesboro, Tenn.  Preceding in death were a sister, Peggy [WILLARD], and four brothers, Wayne, Anthony, James and Rufus [WILLARD].

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Pastors Lowell BURRUS and Bob BROWN officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today.

 

Harold Payne

                Harold PAYNE, 52, of 1101 S. Park Road, died at 7:35 a.m. today at Memorial Hospital, Logansport.  He had been in failing health for several years.

                He was born Aug. 31, 1938 in Miami County to Robert V. and Virginia AULT PAYNE.  He moved from Miami County to Rochester 29 years ago.  On Aug. 11, 1961 in Rochester he married Kay HOPPER, who survives.  He had been a miller for Wilson’s Corn Products, Rochester, for 19 years.  He was a coach for several years in the Rochester Girls’ Softball League, and was active in the Fulton County CB Club for many years.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Ed (Martha “Mitzi”) RICHARDSON and Mrs. Tom (Jill) MacLAIN, both of Rochester; a son, Robert [PAYNE], at home; three grandchildren, Tommi and Lauren MacLAIN and Kaleigh RICHARDSON, and aunts, uncles and cousins.  Preceding in death were his parents.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. C. Allan HAZEN officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday.


Isaac Slonaker

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Isaac “Ike” SLONAKER, 75, Rt. 1, Macy.

                The Rev. Douglas H. BARBER will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today and after 1 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may vbe made to the Cancer Fund.

                Mr. Slonaker died at 11:08 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph’s Medical Center, South Bend.

                He was born July 14, 1915 in Pulaski County to Plake and Effie WENTZEL SLONAKER.  He lived most of his life in Rochester and Monterey.  On June 23, 1940 in Monterey he married June Eileen BECKLEY, who survives.  For 20 years was a milk haulter.  In 1980 he retired Stewart Supply Company, Rochester.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Monterey, and he attended Chili United Methodist Church.

                Surviving with his wife are a son, William C. [SLONAKER], Chili; three grandchildren, Lori SMITH, Macy, and Melanie SLONAKER and William SLONAKER, both of Chili two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Howard (Ethel) GOSS and Mrs. William (Betty) GOODMAN, both of Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were two sisters, Joanna WARREN and Noretta SEVEREID.

 

Tuesday, March 12, 1991

 

Fay R. Olson

                Fay R. OLSON, 86, formerly of Homewood, South Chicago, Ill., died at 7:45 a.m. Monday at the Mercy Rehabilitation Center, Homewood.

                She was born Aug. 2, 1904 in Akron to Estel and Bessie CLEMANS KINDIG.  She married Edward OLSON, who preceded in death.  She was a registered nurse from St. George Hospital, Homewood.

                Surviving are two daughters, Norma DELANEY, Homewood, and Joan DUDA, Woodale, Ill.; two sons, John FUNK, Goshen, and Dean F. FUNK, Chatham, Ill.; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; two sisters, Parentha JOHNSON, Mentone, and Bernice FENSTERMACHER, Rochester; three brothers, Lawrence [KINDIG], Warsaw; Lester [KINDIG], Mentone, and Leon [KINDIG], Akron.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. David WELSH officiating.  Friends may call after 11 a.m. Wednesday.  Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Athens.


Philp C. Master

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, for Philip C. MASTER, 74, Monterey.

                The Rev. Gerald BORAWSKI will officiate and burial will be in St. Anne’s Cemetery, Monterey.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday.  The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the National Hospice Association.

                Mr. Master died at 11:30 a.m. Monday at his winter home in Zephyrhills, Fla.  He was born Aug. 25, 1916 at Monterey to Edward and Ida Mae APPLER MASTER.  He was a lifetime residet of Monterey.  On Sept. 28, 1940 at Monterey he married Helen CARLSON, who survives.  He was a retired carpenter with Rochester Homes.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Joyce BOLAND, Orlando, Fla., and Carol BARNETT, Rochester; two sons, Donald [MASTER], Culver, and Wayne [MASTER], Kokomo; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; five sisters, Dorothy LANGENBAHN, Wilma KELSEY and Pauline GOOD, all of Monterey; Alberta WILCOCKSON, Plymouth, and Jean RENSBERGER, Argos; three brothers, Karl [MASTER] Sr., and Martin [MASTER], both of Monterey, and Rudolph [MASTER], North Miami Beach, Fla.

 

Janie I. Sitts

                Services were to be at 1 p.m. today at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, for Janie I. SITTS, 52, Saner Drive, Akron.

                Pastors Lowell BURRUS and Bob BROWN were to officiate and burial was to be in the Akron Cemetery.

                Mrs. Sitts died at 11:27 a.m. Saturday at her residence following an extended illness.  She was born Dec. 4, 1938 in Davidson County, Tenn., to Lloyd “Pappy” and Gladys DRENNAN WILLARD.  On Aug. 19, 1960 in Akron she married Billy E. SITTS, who survives.  She attended the Olive Branch Church of God.

                Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Mrs. John (Peggy) BURNAU and Mrs. Dale (Cindy) SHEPHERD, both of Akron; a son, Billy [SITTS] Jr., at home; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. James (Frances) DILLARD, Lebanon, Tenn.; Mrs. Charles (Margaret) RAMSEY, Broken Arrow, Okla., and Maryann SWAFFORD, Akron; four brothers, Lloyd “Pete” and Charles [WILLARD], both of Warsaw; Danny [WILLARD], Silver Lake, and Johnny [WILLARD], Murfreesboro, Tenn.  Preceding in death were a sister, Peggy [WILLARD], and four brothers, Wayne, Anthony, James and Rufus [WILLARD].


Ruth Zentz

                Ruth ZENTZ, 68, of 408 N. First St., Argos, was dead on arrival at 6:05 a.m. today at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.

                She was born Oct. 31, 1922 in Fulton County to William C. and Eunice M. EASTERDAY MILLER.   She moved from Fulton County to Argos in 1945.  On Nov. 19, 1942 in South Bend she married Orville V. ZENTZ, who survives.  For six years she managed the Wash Board Laundromat in Argos.  She was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.

                Surviving with her husband are a son, Roger M. [ZENTZ], Argos; a grandson, Rusty ZENTZ, Argos; two sisters, Thelma RICHARD, Lake Como, Fla., and Mrs. Leroy (Opal) GRAVES, South Bend; a brother, A.D. MILLER, Fort Myers, Fla., and nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren with Pastor Wilbur FISCHER officiating.  Burial will be in the Walnut Brethren Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m.-noon Thursday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and after 1 p.m. Thursday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Walnut Church of the Brethren.

 

Wednesday, March 13, 1991

 

Carroll Goetz

                Carroll GOETZ, 72, LaPorte, died at 4:24 a.m. today at his home after a lengthy illness.

                He was born June 30, 1918 at Wanatah to Walter and Esther GOETZ.  On Sept. 2, 1946 in Michiagn City he married Bette FOLTZ,  On June 1, 1980 in Michigan City he married Marcia LABREZIENSKI, who survives.  He was a retired carpenter with Tonn and Blank, LaPorte.  he was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, receiving two bronze Star medals.  He was a membner of the VFW and the carpenters’ local union.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Susan BURKE, Rochester, and Jackie BARNHORST, Sturgis, Mich.; two sons, Gary GOETZ, Long Valley, N.J., and William GOETZ, LaPorte; seven grandchildren; his mother, Esther GOETZ, LaPorte; two sisters, Lucille DRAVES and Joan DILLON, both of LaPorte; two brothers, Wayne [GOETZ], LaPorte, and Tom [GOETZ], Swartz Creek, Mich.  Preceding in death was his father.  Services will be noon Saturday in the Carlyl Funeral Home, Washington St., Michigan City.  Burial will be in the Swan Lake Cemetery, Michigan City.  Friends may call from 3-5 p.m. and 8-10 p.m. Friday.

 

LaPearl C. Bauer

                LaPearl C. BAUER, 91, Monterey, died at 1:10 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver.  She was born Jan. 6, 1900 in Monterey to Martin and Sophia ZELLERS KELLER.  She was a lifetime resident of Monterey, and a member of the Monterey American Legion Auxiliary, St. Anne’s Catholic Church and the Rosary Sodality of the church.  On June 20, 1922 at Monterey she married Frederick A. BAUER, who preceded in death.

                Surviving are two daughters, Rose L. STRANG, Culver, and Therese Ann SHERLAND GREER, Plymouth; four sons, Bernard F. [BAUER], South Bend; William E. and Frederick J. [BAUER], both of Monterey, and Thomas A. [BAUER], Rochester; seventeen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren, and a brother, Roy [KELLER], South Bend.  Preceding in death were two grandchildren, four sisters and three brothers.  Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerald BORAWSKI officiating.  Burial will be in St. Anne’s Cemetery, Monterey.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, where the Rosary wil be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday.


L. Camille Meiser

                Lillisn Camille MEISER, 64, Rt. 2, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at her residence.

                She was born Dec. 23, 1926 in Hammond to William M. and Elizabeth COX THOMPSON.  She lived most of her life in Fulton County, coming from Hammond.  On May 4, 1946 in Rochester she married Norman E. MEISER, who survives.  For a number of years she was the audio visual instructor for Rochester High School.  She was a member of the First Church of God and the WCG of the church and the church service group.  She was a member of the Fulton County Mental Health Association and the Green Oak Club.

                Surviving with her husband are two sons, David [MEISER], Greenwood, and Michael [MEISER], Rochester; five grandchildren, Heather and James [MEISER], Greenwood, and Matthew, Michael and Amy Marie [MEISER], all of Rochester; a sister, Gloriaa WERNER, Rochester, and a brother, William THOMPSON, Fairfield Glade, Tenn.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Pastor Harry MULLINS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday and after 10 a.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the WCG or the Fulton County Mental Health Association.

 

Thursday, March 14, 1991

 

Hilda I. Leininger

                Hilda I. LEININGER, 88, of 425 N. Mishawaka St., Akron, died at 7 p.m. Wednesday at her residence.  She had been ill since Feb. 22, due to complications from a stroke.

                She was born March 10, 1903 in Logansport to Edward and Alice Lucy WILBURN.  On Sept. 18, 1927 in Rochester she married Cloyde W. “Gig” LEININGER, who died Sept. 16, 1986.  She had been a personnel manager for a number of years at Sonoco Paper Products Co., Akron.  She was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church.  She was a 1921 graduate of Rochester High School.

                Surviving are a son, Philip [LEININGER], Saratoga, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Dr. Chris LEININGER and Nicholas LEININGER, both of Seattle, and Lise LEININGER, North Hampton, Mass., and a great-grandson.  Preceding in death was a brother, James [WILBURN].

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Merlyn COX officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Akron United Methodist Church.


Friday, March 15, 1991

 

Triss M. Green

                Triss May GREEN, 89, of Old U.S. 31 south of Argos, died at 12:30 a.m. today at the home of her son, Paul THOMPSON of Argos.  She had been ill for several years.

                She was born Sept. 25, 1901 in Culver to Alvin and Ella KALEY HUNTER.  She lived in the Culver community most of her life.  She was a member of the First Assembly of God, Rochester.

                Surviving with the son are a daughter, Mrs. Joe (Hazel) CAMPBELL, Leiters Ford; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren, and two step-great-great-grandchildren.  A brother, Ralph HUNTER, died in 1926.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Clifton WILKINS Sr., officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday.

 

Leo H. Tracy

                Leo Hugh TRACY, 76, Rt. 2, Wabash, died at 2:45 p.m. Thursday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.  He was born Aug. 13, 1914 in Pulaski County to Francis Hugh and Nora McNEFF TRACY.  On Oct. 27, 1943 he married Frances FEARNOW, who survives.  He was a farmer and a truck driver, and was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Wabash.

                Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Mary Ann) KALLMEYER, Bowling Green, Ohio; Mrs. James (Nora Jane) MELTON, Rochester, and Barbara TRACY, at home; two sons, Thomas [TRACY], Wabash, and Frank [TRACY], Huntington, and seventeen grandchildren.  Preceding in death was a brother.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, and burial wil be in the St. Patrick’s cemetery, Lagro.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Sunday at the Eddingfield-DeLaughter funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash, where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday.

 

Saturday, March 16, 1991

 

Albert A. Hoehn

                Albert A. HOEHN, 70, of 2825 Cambridge Blvd., Fort Wayne, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the residence of his daughter in Fort Wayne.  He had been ill for several months.

                Born Jan. 23, 1921 in Ottoville, Ohio to Frank and Rosa DIDION HOEHN, he had lived in Fort Wayne most of his life.  He married Eloise RAMSEY, who survives.  He had been a supervisor for 36 years at the Butler Paper Company, Fort Wayne, retiring in 1986.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Marshall (Lisa) HIRSCH, Fort Wayne; a sister, Lucille GLASS, and a brother, Paul [HOEHN], both of Venice, Fla., and nieces and nephews.  Two sisters, Alice BURNING and Martha MILLER, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 6 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Timothy ROHRBACHER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Klaehn, Fall and Melton Funeral Home, 420 Wayne St., Fort Wayne, and from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Akron.  Memorials may be made to the Allen County Cancer Society or the Fort Wayne Visiting Nurse and Hospice program.


Monday, March 18, 1991

 

John H. Suiter

                John Henry SUITER, 70, of 230 Hammon St., Logansport, died at 11:50 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

                He was born July 13, 1920 in Burnettsville to Charles B. and Susie C. HOOK SUITER.  He was a retired farmer.

                Surviving are two sisters, Bette CARMIN, Logansport, and Sara GUNTER, Fulton; a brother, Robert [SUITER], Earl Park, and nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  Preceding in death were a sister and two brothers.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with Pastor Thomas CRUM officiating.  Burial will be in the Davis Cemetery, Burnettsville.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Ardeen Knoderer

                Ardeen WYLIE KNODERER, 84, of 725 Mallard Road, Cocoa, Fla., died thursday at Wuesthoff Hospital, Rockledge, Fla.

                She was born in Rochester.  In 1954 she moved from Caracas, Venezuela, to Cocoa.  She was a school teacher in Mishawaka and in Caracas.

                Surviving are a sister, Lucille THOMSON, Osceola, and nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Florida Memorial Funeral Home, Rockledge.  Burial will be in the Florida Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Brevard County Museium, 2201 Michigan Ave., Cocoa.

 

Tuesday, March 19, 1991

 

William Carrothers

                William “Bill” CARROTHERS, 60, Houston, Texas, died Sunday in Houston.

                He was born July 1, 1930 near Warsaw to Carl and Rhoda BACON CARROTHERS.  His wife, Billie [CARROTHERS], survives.  He managed a machine shop in Houston.

                Surviving with his wife are two sons; tao daughters; eight grandchildren, and six sisters, June KRAMER, Rochester; Gayle HURST, Macy; Lennif WISE, Warsaw; Laura HATHAWAY, Walkerton; Mary WHISTLER, Bradenton, Fla., and Thelma RING, Fort Wayne.

                Services will be Wednesday in Houston.

 

Mary J. Duncan

                Mary Jane ALSPACH DUNCAN, Clinton, Mo., died Saturday.

                She was the daughter of Guy and Daisy BELL ALSPACH of Rochester.  She was married to George DUNCAN Jr., who preceded in death.  She was a graduate of Rochester High School, had attended DePauw University and graduated from Yale University.  She was a member of the Henry County Library literacy group.

                Surviving are two daughters, a son, and four grandchildren.

                Memorial services were Monday in Clinton and burial will be in Fulton, Mo.  Memorials may be made to the Henry County Library, Clinton, Mo., 64735.

                [NOTE: Mary ALSPACH born to Daisy BELL and [ - - - - [ALSPACH]] ], February 27, 1914, Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Ind. BIRTHS 1882-1920.]


Walter Taylor

                Walter TAYLOR, 74, Rt. 1, Twelve Mile, died at 6:48 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born July 16, 1916 in Lee County, Va., to Alex Milton and Ada HATFIELD TAYLOR.  On July 26, 1944 in Scircleville, he married Pearl MUNSELL, who survives.  He was retired from General Tire, was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Logansport Church of God.

                Surviving with his wife are two sons, Alan W. and Les [TAYLOR], both of Twelve Mile; four daughters, Pam SLATER and Jenny DILTS, both of Fulton; Brenda BANTER, Logansport, and Rita LAYTON, Twelve Mile; sixteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Albert and Arthur [TAYLOR], both of Ewing, Va.  Preceding in death were a daughter, a brother and two sisters.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. David PAYTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Cemetery, with military rites.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Lela M. McKinley

                Lela Mae McKINLEY, 83, Rt. 1, Walton, formerly of Rt. 1, Twelve Mile, died at 9 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Judy SMELSER, Rt. 1, Walton.

                She was born March 15, 1906 in Gaston to Joseph R. and Grace HAWKINS MENDENHALL.  On Jan. 31, 1925 in Muncie she married Lewis F. McKINLEY; he died Feb. 6, 1973.  She was a member of the Skinner Christian Church, Twelve Mile.

                Surviving with Mrs. Smelser are another daughter, Rose E. KIRK, Logansport; four sons, Dale [McKINLEY], Peru; James and Jon [McKINLEY], both of Logansport, and Jay [McKINLEY], Galveston; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were two sons, Billy and Dean [McKINLEY]; two granddaughters, and a brother, Harold [MENDENHALL].

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Ed BROCK officiating.  Burial will be in the Spring Creek Cemetery, Twelve Mile.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, March 20, 1991

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, March 21, 1991

 

Hazel A. Cooper

                Hazzel A. COOPER, 93, formerly of 16450 Fir Road, Argos, died at 12:25 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.

                Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


Omer Haimbaugh

                Omer HAIMBAUGH, 80, Greenwood, Ill., died at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday at Humana Hospital, Hoffman Estates, Shaumberg, Ill.

                He was born April 6, 1910 in Rochester to John B. and Emma J. NEFF HAIMBAUGH.  On May 4, 1925 in Rochester he married Violet E. BRYANT, who survives. He was the owner and chief executive officer of Induction Heat Treating Corporation of Chicago and Crystal Lake, Ill.  He was a 50-year member of ASM International.  He served on the District 10 school board in Woodstock, Ill., from 1967-1970.  He was a member of the Community United Methodist Church of Greenwood.

                Surviving with his wife are three sons, Richard E. [HAIMBAUGH], Wildwood, Ill., and Kurtis J. and David W. [HAIMBAUGH], both of Woodstock; three daughters, Mary SECRIST, Westministeral, Calif.; Barbara Jane HILLE, DeLand, Fla., and Karen TUDOR, Marengo, Ill.; thirteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and a brother, Roland [HAIMBAUGH], Munster.  Preceding in death were a brother, Devon [HAIMBAUGH], and two sisters, Edith and Ethel [HAIMBAUGH].

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Community United Methodist Church with the Revs. Ronnie Sue VERBOOM and Gordon G. SMITH officiating.  Burial will vbe in the Greenwood Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin and Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 North Seminary Ave., Woodstock.  Memorials may be made to the Community United Methodist Church of Greenwood.

 

Friday, March 22, 1991

 

William D. Biggs

                William D. BIGGS, 68, of 1303 Monroe St., died at 11 a.m. Thursday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.  He had been in failing health for four years.

                He was born Sept. 3, 1922 in Michigan City to Dewey and Pauline BAHNEY BIGGS.  He lived most of his life in the Rochesrter community.  On Feb. 10, 1944 in Rochester he married Doris H. HARPER, who died Feb. 21, 1981.  He had been a real estate broker in Rochester for 35 years, was a past president of the Fulton County Board of Realtors, and was the first person appointed to the Rochester Board of Zoning Appeals.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater.  He was a member of the Rochester Masonic Lodge, South Bend Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne Mizpah Shrine Temple, American Legion, VFW, Kiwanis Club, Moose Lodge and Rochester Business Association.

                Surviving are a son, David A. [BIGGS], who attends Manchester College, and Gregory D. [BIGGS], who attends Anderson University; two sisters, M. Jean KOCH, Rochester, and Delores IHOLT, South Bend, and two brothers, Dale [BIGGS], South Bend, and Robert [BIGGS], Indianapolis.  Preceding in death were his parents; two sisters, Judy and Betty [BIGGS], and a brother, Dick [BIGGS].

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Carl RICKS officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Frieds may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, where the Masonic Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m., and after 11 a.m. Sunday.  The American Legion and the VFW will conduct military graveside rites.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Fund.


Josephine J. Hutchins

                Josephine J. HUTCHINS, 102, Rt. 4, Rochester (Olson Road), died at 1:04 a.m. today at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.

                The Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Hazel A. Cooper

                Hazel A. COOPER, 92, of 16450 S. Fir Road, Argos, died at 12:25 a.m. Thursday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.

                She was born April 18, 1898 in Rochester to Edward and Flora DAWSON JOHNSON.  She lived all her life in Marshall County.  On Feb. 9, 1917 in Argos she married Robert Ernest COOPER, who died April 24, 1987.

                Surviving are two daughters, Bernice TOTH, Mishawaka, and Mrs. LaMar (Eunice) LEFFERT, Etna Green; two sons, LeRoy [COOPER], Plymouth, and Eugene E. [COOPER], Aergos; fourteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Dorothy NORTH, Argos.  Preceding in death were two granddaughters and a sister, Eersa BERENDES.

                Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today and after 11 a.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Cancer Fund.

 

Gladys Pearson

                Gladys PEARSON, 94, of 401 W. Walnut St., Argos, died at 2:45 p.m. Thursday at her residence following a lengthy illness.

                She was born Nov. 21, 1896 in Silver Lake to Alvin and Florence HILL BOUSE.  She lived in Argos 51 years.  On May 11, 1932 in Laketon she married Edwin PEARSON, who died Sept. 26, 1989.  She was a retired school teacher and a member of the Argos United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are three cousins, Robert HILL, Silver Lake; Richard HILL, Niles, Mich., and Gail HILL, Elkhart.

                Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Jack RHOADES officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and after 9 a.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Boy Scouts of America.

 

Charles R. Parker

                Charles R. PARKER, 71, formerly of Rochester, died at 8:55 a.m. today at Chase Manor, Logansport.

                Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester

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Saturday, March 23, 1991

 

Charles R. Parker

                Graveside services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery for Charles Richard “Buddy” PARKER, 70, Chase Manor, Logansport.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

                Mr. Parker, formerly of Rt. 3, Rochester, died at Chase Manor about 8:55 a.m. Friday following a lengthy illness.  He was born June 12, 1920 in Forest, Ind. (Howard County) to Ernest and Elva HUNT PARKER.  He lived most of his life in Clark and Scott counties.  He had lived in the Leiters Ford area since 1981.

                Survivors include five sisters, Ruth GILLAIM, Ellenton, Fla.; Virginia THORNTON, Jacksonville, Fla.; Mrs. Charles (Mary) BRUMLEY, Otisco; Mrs. Tim [Joan) GERALD, Rockingham, N.C., and Mrs. Harry (Betty) KASANAW, Alma, Mich.  A sister and four brothers preceded in death.

 

Monday, March 25, 1991

 

Josephine J. Hutchins

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, for Josephine J. HUTCHINS, 102, Rt. 4, Rochester (Olson Road).

                The Rev. Floyd ALLEN wil officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Emhurst, Ill.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday.

                Mrs. Hutchins died at 1:05 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.  She was born Dec. 10, 1888 in Minonk, Ill., to Henry and Mary Jane REED BROWN.  In 1943 she moved from Chicago to Aubbeenaubbee Township of Fulton County.  On April 20, 1913 in Chicago she married Guy H. HUTCHINS, who died July 21, 1970.  She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church of Elmwood, Ill.

                Surviving are three sons, Harry FISCHER, Belle Vista, Ark.; William G. HUTCHINS, Franklin Park, Ill., and Herbert HUTCHINS, Chicago; a grandson, William R. HUTCHINS, Lombard, Ill., and two great-grandchildren.

 

Carroll O. Broadley

                Carroll O. BROADLEY, 88, Rt. 1, Akron, was dead on arrival at Woodlawn Hospital at 7:42 a.m. Saturday.  He was born Dec. 23, 1902 in Hopkins County, Ky., to George W. and Mary J. SPICER ROADLEY.  On Dec. 6, 1924 in Kokomo he married Lydia BENNETT, who survives.  He was a labor foreman at Mayfield Construction, Kokomo, and a farmer.  He was a member of the Gilead United Methodist Church.

                Surviving with his wife are four daughters, Mrs. Venix (Wanda) BERLIN, Georgetown, Ga.; Mrs. Richard (Martha) HARDING, Roann; Mrs. James (Rosalene) YOUNG, Lewisburg, and Mrs. Douglas (Carol Ann) BEENBLOSSOM, Akron; three sons, Jack and Michael [BROADLEY], both of Bend, Ore., and James [BROADLEY], Macy; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Wesley (Geneva) JEHS, Bloomington, and a brother, Forrest [BROADLEY], Flora.  Preceding in death were a daughter, Helen BORING; six sisters, and a brother.  Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Revs. Chester WILSON and Robert LOUGHEED officiating.  Burial will be in the Gilead Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Tuesday, March 26, 1991

 

Earl R. Leonard Jr.

                Earl Richard LEONARD Jr., 67, Rt. 1, Kewanna (Bruce Lake), died at 8:25 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born Nov. 9, 1923 in Peru to Earl Richard and Minnie REINHOLT [LEONARD] Sr.  He moved from Fort Wayne to Lake Bruce four years ago.  On April 3, 1968 in Fort Wayne he married Eleanor May GOYETTE, who survives.  He was a roofing foreman for CMS Roofing, Fort Wayne, where he had been employed for 30 years.  He was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War.  He was a member of the Lawton Christian Church and was a former member of the Fort Wayne VFW, American Legion and Eagles Lodge.

                Surviving with his wife are two sons, Michael LEONARD, Fort Wayne, and Jerry LEONARD Sr., Westville; four grandchildren; a step-son, Earl COONS, Fort Wayne; a sister, Margaret GRUBBS, Stevens Point, Wis., and a brother, Alvin [LEONARD], LaPorte.  Preceding in death were two sisters, a brother and a grandchild.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with the Rev. James NEWTON officiating.  Burial wil be in the Riverbank Cemetery, Winamac.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today, from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 8 a.m. Thursday.

 

Bethel E. Gordon

                Bethel E. GORDON, 76, of 18230 Indiana 331, Tippecanoe, died at 8:15 p.m. Monday at her home after an extended illness.

                She was born April 26, 1914 in Harrison Township, Kosciusko County to Clarence O. and Blanche WELCH EILER.  On Nov. 29, 1934 she married Charles GORDON, who died July 1973.  She retired as a cashier from Lemler Food Market, Mentone, and was a member of the Tippecanoe Community Church.

                Surviving are a daughter, B. Joan McINTIRE, Tippecanoe; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Katherine P. MIEKLEY, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Winifred L. KEULER, Missouri; two brothers, Carroll [EILER], Warsaw, and Robert [EILER], San Diego, Calif.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Tippecanoe Community Church with the Rev. Rodney SCHULER officiating.  Burial will be in the Tippecanoe Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone.

 

Wednesday, March 27, 1991 to Thursday, March 28, 1991

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, March 29, 1991

 

Robert Irvine

                Robert IRVINE, 67, of 2879 17th B Trail, Tippecanoe, died in his sleep this morning.

                Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


Helen M. Peregrine

                Helen Marcille PEREGRINE, 72, of 9961 E. 16th Road, Argos, died at 2:10 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, where she was admitted Tuesday.  She had been in failing health for two years.

                She was born March 10, 1919 in Andrews to Theron and Ada ROYE CROSS.  She had lived in Argos community for 40 years.  On Dec. 13, 1936 in Plymouth she married Dale PEREGRINE, who died in 1980.  She had owned and operated Helen’s Beauty Salon in her home since 1962, and was a member of the Plymouth Ladies Auxiliary of the Moose.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Earl (Pam) ROSEBUSH, Argos, and Mrs. Glen (Beverly) BROWN, Plymouth; her mother, Mrs. Ada ELLIS, Plymouth;  six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  Her father died in 1952.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Pastor Mark HUTCHISON officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday.  Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, the Heart Foundation or the American Lung Association.

 

Saturday, March 30, 1991

 

Robert Irvine

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Robert IRVINE, 67, of 2879 17B Road Trail, Tippecanoe.

                The Rev. Rod SCHULER will officiate, and burial wil be in the Summit Chapel Cemetery south of Bourbon.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, from       2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Sunday.

                Mr. Irvine died early Friday in his sleep at home. He was born Dec. 1, 1923 in Chicago to Robert and Lillian GILBERT IRVINE, and moved to the Tippecanoe community 23 years ago from Chicago.  On May 21, 1947 in Chicago, he married Lucille M. THOMPSON, who survives.  In 1985 he retired from APEX Interiors, Chicago.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater.

                Survivors include three sons, Robert [IRVINE], Tippecanoe; Edward [IRVINE], Argos, and Timothy [IRVINE], Sparks, Nev., and six grandchildren.

 

Monday, April 1, 1991

 

Bethel Gordon

                Omitted from the March 26 obituary of Bethel GORDON were the names of three brothers who preceded in death: Leonard, Richard and Lewis EILER.

                Mrs. Gordon, 76, of 18230 Indiana 331, Tippecanoe, died at 8:15 March 25.  She was buried Friday in the Tippecanoe Cemetery.


Harry Overmyer Jr.

                Harry “Junior” OVERMYER Jr., 67, Rt. 7, Rochester (Lake Manitou), died at 7 a.m. Sunday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where he had been a patient since Friday.  He had been in failing health for 4 1/2 years.

                He was born Sept. 23, 1923 in Richland Township to Harry J. and Grace MYERS OVERMYER.  He lived all his life in Fulton County.  On April 1, 1945 in Fulton County he married Mary E. GUYER, who survives.  In 1986 he retired after 17 years as a supervisor for Rock Industries, Peru.  He attended the Church of Christ, Rochester.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Terry (Sherry) LEININGER, Rochester; two grandchildren, Mrs. Mark (Mishay) CHANEY, Dayton, Ohio, and T.J. LEININGER, Rochester; a step-granddaughter, Denise HAIBLE, Fenton; a sister, Mrs. Lester (Helen) BROCK, New Port Ritchey, Fla.; a brother, Robert [OVERMYER], North Liberty, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were his parents; an infant daughter, Karen [OVERMYER], and a step-grandson.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Werdnesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Pastor Tim HALL officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

 

Tuesday, April 2, 1991

 

Dorothy M. Harper

                Dorothy Mae HARPER, [80], of 200 Lincoln St., Argos, died at 2:15 p.m. Monday at Mayflower Nursing Home, Plymouth.  She had been in failing health for five years.

                She was born June 1, [1910] in Argos to Victor and Mae DUNLAP RAILSBACK.  She lived most of her life in Argos.  In 1940 in Argos she married Virgil HARPER, who died in 1972.  She was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Albert (Evelyn) OVERMYER, Culver; Ruby SMITH and Norma STATON, both of Argos; Virginia WATTS, Plymouth, and Mrs. Benoit (Verna) ELBERT, Holiday, Fla., and nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Jack RHOADES officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Argos United Methodist Church.

 

Hattie H. Bernard

                Hattie H. BERNARD, 86, Mexico, died at 4:45 p.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru.  She was born Oct. 21, 1904 in Miami County to Thomas and Esther ERLENBAUGH HESMAN.  On Nov. 4, 1922 she married Lyman K. BERNARD, who died March 19, 1976.  She attended the Mexico Church of the Brethren, and was a 50-year member of the Macy Eastern Star.

                Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn SEE, Kokomo, and Muriel STEPHENSON, Denver; two sons, Neil [BERNARD], Indianapolis, and Jerry [BERNARD], Carmel; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Adelene FLENNER, Macy, and Edna GRISWOLD, Peru, and a brother, Carl SCOTT, Twelve Mile.  Preceding in death were a brother and two sisters.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Wednesday.


Wednesday, April 3, 1991

 

Alice Fortna

                Word has been received of the March 26 death of Alice BARNES FORTNA, 91, Mayview Convalescent Center, Raleigh, N.C.

                She was born Sept. 26, 1899 in Albany, N.Y.  On Dec. 23, 1931 she married Clarence L. FORTNA of Nebraska, who died in July 1981.  She lived in Rochester from 1943-1979, and had been a pharmacist at Baxter’s Drug Store here for many years.

                Surviving are two daughters, Betty L. MOSER, Decatur, Ill., and Nadine TOPE, Raleigh; a son, Lester KAMP, Osceola; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

                Memorial services were March 29 at the Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh.  Memorials may be made to the University of Nebraska through Betty MOSER, 3054 Macarthur Drive, Decatur, IL 62526.

 

Cleo M. Gallahan

                Cleo M. GALLAHAN, 92, formerly of Denver and Wabash, died at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday at Peabody Retirement Home, North Manchester.

                She was born Nov. 19, 1898 in Tipton County to Charles L. and Leona GROSS BENNETT.  On April 22, 1944 in Chili she married Vernon Ray GALLAHAN, who died Dec. 13, 1957.  She was a member of the Wabash Christian Church and the Wabash Christian Women’s Fellowship.

                Surviving is a sister, Lela AUBERTIN, North Manchester.  Preceding in death were three brothers.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Revs. Ron ZORN and John CURTIS officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Peabody Retirement Home.

 

Thursday, April 4, 1991

 

[no obits]


Friday, April 5, 1991

 

Nina M. Murphy

                Nina M. MURPHY, 79, Rt. 1, Mentone, died at 6:46 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient for six days.

                She was born Dec. 24, 1911 in Macy to Jesse and Judel ALSPACH NORMAN.  On Sept. 10, 1935 in Howard County she married Howard E. MURPHY, who died May 18, 1980.  She was retired from the former Chamberlin Products Company in Akron, and was a member of the First Christian Church, Warsaw.

                Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Phil (Frances) ADAMS, Augusta, Ga.; Mrs. Robert (Rosalee) BERNHARD, Vivian HEETER and Mrs. Randall (Patti) HOLLER, all of South Whitley; Mrs. Harold (Jeannie) KIRBY, Rochester, and Katherine METZGER, North Manchester; five sons, Lawrence [MURPHY], Enterprise, Ala.; Donald [MURPHY[, South Whitley; Robert [MURPHY], Fort Wayne; Maurice [MURPHY], Akron, and Michael [MURPHY[, Silver Lake; seventeen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five sisters, and six brothers.  Preceding in death were two brothers.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Larry RICHESON officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

 

Saturday, April 6, 1991

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, April 8, 1991

 

Robert L. Harrison

                Robert Lee HARRISON, 55, of 1713 Monroe St., died at 7:02 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Hospital, Michigan City.  He had been in failing health for three months.

                He was born Nov. 8, 1935 in Twelve Mile to Samuel and Mildred ANGLE HARRISON.  He lived most of his life in Rochester.  On April 20, 1958 in Lapaz he married Irene J. DAVENPORT, who survives.  He was emloyed for 11 years with the Dallas and Mavis Forwarding Company Inc., in South Bend.  He was a member of the National Guard of Logansport.

                Surviving with his wife are five daughters, Mrs. Chien (Sue) DOAN, Wabash; Mrs. Charles (Sharon) RUPP, Betty CAUDILL and Bonnie SELLS, all of Rochesrter, and Janet HARRISON, Warsaw; his mother, Mildred HARRISON, Rochester; nine grandchildren; two brothers, John [HARRISON], Rochester, and Charles [HARRISON], Auburndale, Fla.  Preceding in death were his father, and a brother, Don [HARRISON].

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Pastor Larry HUMMEL officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and after noon Tuesday.


Donnie P. Creakbaum

                Services were to e at 2 p.m. today at King Memorial Home, Mentone, for Donnie P. CREAKBAUM, 60, Rt.1, Mentone.

                The Rev. Will LAWSON was to officiate and burial was to be in the Nichols Cemetery, Rt. 2, Akron.

                Mr. Creakbaum died at 1:43 a.m. Saturday at Kosciusko County Hospital, Warsaw.  He was born Feb. 1, 1931 in Claypool to Paul L. and Deloris CONFER CREAKBAUM.  He lived his entire life in the Mentone area.  He was retired from Orthopedic Equipment, Mentone.

                Surviving are his mother, Deloris CREAKBAUM, Mentone, and two sisters, Mrs. James (Diana) LYTER, Evergreen, Colo., and Doreathea MEYERS, Danville.

 

Tuesday, April 9, 1991

 

Edith M. Cumberland

                Edith May SMITH CUMBERLAND, 83, Hernando, Fla., died Monday.

                Born in Macy, she moved from Rochester to Hernando 31 years ago.  She was married to Orville T. CUMBERLAND, who preceded in death.  She was a member of the Riverside Baptist Church in Hernando and formerly was a member of a bowling league in Inverness, Fla.

                Surviving are three daughters, Willidean MOSS, Logansport; Dorla POWELL, Hernando, Fla.; eleven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren, and a sister, Sara CHAPIN, Rochester.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Riverside Baptist Church with the Rev. Stan STEWART officiating.  Burial wil be i the Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness.  Frieds may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Inverness Chapel, Hooper Funeral Homes.  Memorials may be made to the Riverside Baptist Church.

 

Wednesday, April 10, 1991

 

Edith M. Phillips

                Edith Marie PHILLIPS, 74, formerly of the Fulton County area, died Monday at her residence in Bradenton, Fla.

                Born to Lora J. and Edna Fay LOLMBAUGH KRIEG in Culver on Jan. 12, 1917, she married Dean K. PHILLIPS, who survives.  She moved to Bradenton in May 1960.  She was a member of the Bradenton First Church of God and the Women From the Church of God, and was active in the church building fund.  She was a past-president of the Fulton County Women’s Christian Temperance Union.

                Surviving with her husband are three daughters, Beverly Joan CUMMINS, Sarasota, Fla.; Carol Sue HECKMAN, Mishawaka, and Janet Marie TEEL, Bradenton; a step-son, Norman FISHER, Bourbon; a brother, Christopher Wayne KRIEG, Bradenton; tweve grandchildren, and thirtee great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Church of God, Bradenton, with calling from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Griffith-Cline Funeral Home in Bradenton.  Burial will be at the Skyway Memorial Gardens, Palmetto, Fla.  Memorials may be made to the church and/or the American Cancer Society, Parkwood Professional Center, P.O. Box 10459, Bradenton, FL 34282.


Thursday, April 11, 1991

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, April 12, 1991

 

Dale O. Bacon

                Dale O. BACON, 63, Rt. 5, Peru, died at 1:35 p.m. Thursday at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

                He was born Dec. 14, 1927 in Akron to Omer A. and Genevieve J. LONG BACON.  On March 16, 1949 in Rochester he married Anita L. WHITCOMB, who survives.  He was owner-operator of the Bacon Service Station in Bunker Hill from 1949-61.  He was a co-owner and manager of Bunker Hill Insurance and Realty from 1961-70.  He was a sales representative for Paul Richards Chevrolet from 1970 until his health failed a year ago.  He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Bunker Hill Fish and Game Club.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Peggy SOUDER, Garrett, and Linda JACOBS, Rt. 3, Kokomo, and three grandchildren.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Allen Funeral home, Bunker Hill, with the Rev. William SHEWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Springdale Cemetery, Bunker Hill.  Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Saturday.

 

Saturday, April 13, 1991

 

William B. Werner

                William B. WERNER, 91, Station House Apartments, Kewanna, died at 9:15 p.m. Friday in Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.  He previously resided at Lake Bruce.

                He was born Feb. 16, 1900 in Pulaski County to William S. and Hattie KLINE WERNER.  He was married June 11, 1937 in Kokomo to Margaret M. HUNNESHAGEN, who survives.  He had been a state egg inspector for 33 years and an employee of The Kewanna Observer.  He was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist Church, the Winamac Masonic Lodge (since 1922), Phi Kapa Tau Fraternity (charter member), and the American Brown Leghorn Club (charter member).  He was a graduate of Purdue University and a former member of both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, William J. WERNER, Carmel; four grandchildren, and a great-grandson.  Preceding in death were a son, two sisters and a brother.

                Services are pending at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.

 

Monday, April 15, 1991

 

William B. Werner

                Private graveside services and Masonic services will be conducted Saturday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lake Bruce, for William B. WERNER, 91, Station House Apartments, Kewanna.

                Mr. Werner died at 9:15 p.m. Friday in Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.


Walter R. Unger

                Walter R. UNGER, 78, Rt. 1, Lucerne, died at 7:32 a.m. Saturday at Logansport Memorial Hospital.  He was born March 5, 1913 in Wabash County to Ed and Elizabeth HOOVER UNGER.  He lived most of his life in Cass County.  On July 10, 1935 in Cass County he married Carrie LEMMON, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Fulton United Mthodist Church.

                Surviving with his wife are three daughrters, Mrs. Kenneth (Yvonne) PARKER, Elkhart; Mrs. Harold (Mary) HIGGENBOTHAM, Peru, and Mrs. Stephen (Lois) RANS, Rochester; a son, Ed [UNGER], Lucerne; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bertha SIEGEL and Helen MOORE, both of Umatilla, Fla., and two brothers, Eldon [UNGER], Monterey, and Paul [UNGER], Crystal River, Fla.  Preceding in death were a grandson, two sisters and a brother.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Revs. Edward OWENS and Kathryn KUNZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Metea Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.

 

Dean K. Phillips

                Dean K. PHILLIPS, 73, Bradenton, Fla., died Saturday at Braden Manor Nursing Center.

                He was born in Wabash County and moved from Indiana to Bradenton in 1981.  He was a retired farmer, businessman and factory worker.  He was affiliated with the First Church of God, Bradenton, had been active in the Lapaz Church of God and had held positions in the Methodist Church and Evangelical United Brethren Church for many years.

                Surviving are a step-son, Norman FISHER, Bourbon; three step-daughters, Beverly CUMMINS, Sarasota, Fla.; Carol HECKAMAN, Mishawaka, and Janet TEEL, Bradenton; twelve grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First Church of God, Bradenton, with the Rev. Gerald YATES officiating.  Burial wil be in the Skyway Memorial Gardens, Palmetto, Fla.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the Griffith Cline Funeral Home, 3904 Cortez Road, Bradenton.  Memorials may be made to the First Church of God, Bradenton, or to the American Cancer Society, Parkwood Professional Center, Box 10459 Bradenton, Fla., 34282-0459.

 

Richard L. Ewing

                Services were to be at 11 a.m. today at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Funeral Home for Richard L. “Dick EWING, 54, Big Spring, Texas.

                The Rev. Elwin COLLOM was to officiate and burial was to be in Trinity Memorial Park, Big Spring, Texas.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

                Mr. Ewing died Thursday at Midland Memorial Hospital, Midland, Texas.  He was born March 22, 1937 in Fulton County.  On July 7, 1955 in Richland Center, he married Alice L. STARR, who survives.  He moved to Big Spring in September 1976.  He retired from the U.S. Air Force in July 1976 after 22 years, having served in the Korean and Vietnam wars.  He had worked for Evans Tank Company in Big Spring and had been employed at Fiberflex Inc., for the past 10 years.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Cathy) JACKSON, Coahoma, Texas, and Mrs. Thomas (Teri) WOOLVERTON, Big Spring; three sons, Richard L. [EWING] Jr., North Highlands, Calif; Roger D. [EWING], Charleston, S.C., and Donald M. [EWING], Big Spring; twelve grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Orion (Jean) DeRUITER, Argos, and a brother, Robert [EWING], Rochester.


Tuesday, April 16, 1991

 

Thelma I. Lawson Lindley

                Thelma Irene LAWSON LINDLEY, 78, Indianapolis, died at 2:08 a.m. Tuesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

                She was born March 24, 1913 and is survived by a son, the Rev. Will LAWSON, pastor of the Mentone United Methodist Church.

                Arrangements are pending at Smith Funeral home, Carmel.

 

Wednesday, April 17, 1991

 

Irene Lawson Lindley

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Carmel, Ind., United Methodist Church for Irene LAWSON LINDLEY, 78, Carmel.

                The Rev. Joe EMERSON will officiate and burial wil be in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Indianapolis.  Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Smith Funeral Home, 900 N. Rangeline Road, Carmel, where the Eastern Star will conduct a 7:30 p.m. service.       

                Memorials may be made to the Eastern Star Training Award for religious Leadership, c/o Carmel Chapter 494 OES, 10939 Cornell Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46280.

                Mrs. Lindley died Tuesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.  She was born March 25, 1913 in Portland, Tenn., to Harris and Ina Bell BENTON BROWN.  She was married to Alan LINDLEY, who survives.  She was a member of the Carmel United Methodist Church, the Eastern Star, the Carmel-Clay Historical Society and the Hamilton County Home Demonstration Club.  She received a presidential commendation for organizing a local draft board.

                Surviving with her husband are a son, the Rev. William LAWSON, Mentone; five step-children; three grandchildren; eighteen step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; fifteen step=-great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Linda RICE, Hayward, Calif., and Vasti YOUNG, Russellville, Ky.

 

Robert C. Allen

                Robert Charles ALLEN, 68, Rt. 5, Rochesrter, died at 7:58 p.m. Monday at Veterans Hospital, Indianapolis, following a one-year illness.

                He was born Dec. 30, 1922 in Shipshewana to Charles and Florence MAST ALLEN.  He moved from Elkhart to Rochester 15 years ago.  He retired in 1985 as a millwright for Mogul Rubber Inc., Goshen.  He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and a member of the Rochester VFW.

                Surviving are a son, Dennis L. [ALLEN], Bristol; a granddaughtrer, Lorie Elaine ALLEN, Bristol; two sisters, Lois VanTILBERG, Winter Park, Fla., and Catherine DAVIS, Elkhart, and a brother, Max [ALLEN], Elkhaart.  Preceding in death were a brother, John [ALLEN], and a sister, Doris [ALLEN].

                There wil be no funeral or visitation.  Arrangements are by Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.


Thursday, April 18, 1991

 

C. Lloyd Shriver

                Word has been received of the March 13 death of C. Lloyd SHRIVER, 72, Palm Sptings, Fla.

                He was the son of Clarance and Jesse ACHEY SHRIVER of Rochester.  He was married to Helen STREBE, who survives.  He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Lakewood Townhome Association.

                Surviving with his wife are a son, the Rev. David SHRIVER, De Tour Village, Mich.; two step-daughters, June SMITH, Palm Springs, and Lynn JORDAN, West Palm Beach, and five grandchildren.  Preceding in death were his parents, two brothers, two sisters and a grandson.

                Services were March 18 in the Lakeside Presbyterian Church and burial was in the Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Continental Crematory, Lantana, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the Hospice Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave., WPB, FL 33407.

 

Henry Morgan

                Henry “Hank” MORGAN, 51, Baxter, Ky., died Wednesday morning in Baxter.

                He was born Nov. 20, 1938 in Kentucky to Mr. and Mrs. Henry MORGAN.  He moved from Rochester to Kentucky in 1985.  He was married to Betty HOFFMAN of Rochester.

                Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Mark (Pamela) COUCH, Virginia Beach, Va.; Mrs. Buddy (Paula) MYERS, Wander Lake, Ill., and Mrs. Rodney (Regina) CRISPEN and Mrs. Daniel (Teresa) ALLEY, both of Rochester; six grandchildren; his father and step-mother, Henry and Ora Mae MORGAN; four sisters, two brothers, and nieces and nephews.

                Services and burial will be Saturday in Loyal, Ky.

 

E. Fern Maus

                Estella Fern MAUS, 92, formerly of Rt. 1, Denver, died at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.

                She was born Feb. 15, 1899 in Miami County to Henry “Tell” and Livonia BAHNEY MURPHY.  On Oct. 12, 1918 she married Lyman Russell MAUS, who died Aug. 12, 1950.  She was a member of the Denver Brethren Church, the 50-Plus Club and the Union Township Home Extension Club.

                Surviving are a daughter, Madelyn E. EILER, Indianapolis; a son, Herschel L. [MAUS], Rt. 1, Denver; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death was a sister, Joy CONNER, and two brothers, Clifford and Estel [MURPHY].

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. George HAPNER officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday.


Friday, April 19, 1991

 

Lester H. Alderfer

                Lester H.  “Pood” ALDERFER, 81, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 12:24 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital following a one-day illness.

                He was born June 19, 1909 in Fulton County to Clinton and Nettie McCLURE ALDERFER.  He lived in Rochester all his life.  On Jan. 21, 1936 in Valparaiso he married Erma V. McKEE, who survives.  He was the owner/operator of Alignment & Mechanical Service.  He also farmed.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Marcella LOWERY, Granger, and Mrs. Weldon (Sara J.) BAKER, Rochester; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edith CLEVENGER, Rochester, and Luetta MARTENS, Eastman, Ga.  Preceding in death were a son, James Lester [ALDERFER], in 1983; a grandson; five sisters, and four brothers.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. C.J. MOWRER officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and after noon Sunday.

 

Saturday, April 20, 1991

 

John E. Davis

                John Edward DAVIS, 82, of 15371 Michigan Road, Argos, died at 3:30 a.m. Friday at his residence.

                He was born April 5, 1909 in Cucamonga, Calif., to William G. and Flora M. FRYE DAVIS.  He lived most of his life in this community.  On April 18, 1934 in Argos he married Evadine FLETCHER, who preceded in death.  On Jan. 6, 1982 in Brooksville, Fla., he married Mary E. WORKMAN HEIGHT, who survives.  A retired farmer, he was a mamber of the Plymouth Missionary Church.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Rev. David (Carol) PRICE, Louisville, Ky.; a son, Gene [DAVIS], Kewanna; a step-daughter, Sherry HEIGHT, San Francisco, Calif.; three step-sons, John HEIGHT, Dallas, Texas; Carl HEIGHT, Rochester, and Rick HEIGHT, Plymouth; six grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren, and nine step-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were two sons and a brother.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Revs. George SWANK and Don GRANDLINARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday.  Memorials may be made to the Plymouth Missionary Church or the Marshall County Heart Fund.


Monday, April 22, 1991

 

Kathryn D. Boots

                Kathryn D. “Kitty” BOOTS, 82, of 1215 Jackson Blvd., died at 2:50 p.m. Saturday at the Rochester Nursing Home, where she had been a patient for a year.

                She was born March 31, 1909 in Monticello, Ill., to Martin and Sadie ABNER BOOTS.  She had been a dental hygenist for the late Dr. C.E. GILGER.  Later she worked at the Rochester News Stand.  She was a member of the Richland Center Rebekah Lodge.

                Surviving are a brother, George [BOOTS], Chicago, Ill.; a niece, and three nephews.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Jack HARTMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today.

 

Fern I. Jackson

                Fern I. JACKSON, 86, of 917 Jefferson St., died at 10:15 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient for one day.  She had been in failing health for seven years.

                She was born Feb. 7, 1905 in Fulton County to Eugene P. and Ella WYNN BROWN.  She lived most of her life in Fulton County, with the exception of 10 years in California (1929-39).  She was married Jan. 5, 1948 in Rochester to James N. JACKSON, who died June 3, 1971.  She was a member of Trinity United Metodist Church and its Ladies Bible Class.

                Surviving are a niece whom she reared, Mrs. Albert (Beverly) SNIPES, Warsaw; two granddaughters; three sisters, Mrs. Jack (Maxine) SIFFORD, Venice, Fla.; Mrs. Barton (Elsie) BALL, Largo, Fla., and Ruth KOCHENDERFER, Rochester; two brothers, Robert P. and Fred J. [BROWN], both of Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were a sister, Pauline HILL, and two brothers, Orlo and Earl [BROWN]

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Carl RICKS officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday.

 

Tuesday, April 23, 1991

 

Irene Poskus

                Irene POSKUS, 69, Rochester, died Monday at Meridian Nursing Home, Dyer.

                She was born Feb. 26, 1922 in East Chicago to Mr. and Mrs. Vasil DEZAMKO.  She was married to Edward POSKUS, who died in 1983.  She was a member of the Rochester VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Moose Lodge.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James (Linda) SCHEARER, Dyer, and Dana TODD, Rochester; a son, Donald [POSKUS], North Dakota; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Victor [DEZAMKO], Calumet City, Ill.; four sisters, Marie RICE and Rose HALL, both of Highland; Helen O’DONNELL, Hammond, and Berdie CHILUSKI,Whiting.

                Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleiman Road, Highland, with the Rev. Anthony VALTIERRA officiating.  Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond.  Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.


Helen M. Hizer

                Helen M. HIZER, 71, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at 7 a.m. Monday at her residence.

                She was born Aug. 15, 1919 in Fulton County to Jack and Anna LEAVELL OLIVER.  On March 1, 1939 in Grass Creek she married Donald N. HIZER, who died Sept. 23, 1989.  She was a bookkeeper for Attebery Printing, Inc., Logansport, and formerly had worked at Brink and Brink Accounting and at Garden City Foods, both of Logansport.  She was a 1935 graduate of Royal Center High School, and of Indiana Business College at Logansport, where she also taught in 1958.

                Surviving are two daughters, Ann GOOD, Kewanna, and Jane HIZER, Rochester; a son, Joseph [HIZER], Kewanna; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edna FOSTER, Logansport, and Mary JACKSON, Pacific, Wash., and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were two brothers, four sisters and two granddaughters.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 8 a.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Grass Creek Lions Club.

 

Wednesday, April 24, 1991

 

Mildred M. Downs

                Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, for Mildred Mae DOWNS, 79, Tucson, Ariz.

                The Rev. Allen JUMP will officiate.  Burial has taken place in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

                Mrs. Downs died Nov. 9, 1990 in Tucson.  She was born Nov. 27, 1910 in Fulton to Dr. F.C. and Ida JEWELL DIELMAN.  She moved from Fulton County, where she had lived in Fulton and Rochester, to Tucson in 1981.  On Oct. 5, 1957 in Princeton, Ill., she married William J. DOWNS Sr., who survives.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Rochester, and was a 50-year member of the Fulton Eastern Star.

                Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Karen PRIEST, Elwood, and Jane McCRUMB, Kokomo; a son, Paul HANSEN, Racine, Wis.; two step-sons, Richard DOWNS, O’Fallon, Ill., and William DOWNS, Bradenton, Fla.; nineteen grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were two brothers and a step-son.

 

Thursday, April 25, 1991

 

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Friday, April 26, 1991

 

Allen R Polen

                Allen R. POLEN, 64, Rt. 2, Lucerne, died at 6:50 a.m. Thursday at his residence.

                He was born Aug. 31, 1926 in Kewanna to William and Florence SIMS POLEN.  On July 11, 1953 in North Judson he married Jean ROWE, who survives.  He was a retired farmer.  He was an Army veteran of World War II, during which he served in Germany and in the Asiatic and Pacific Theaters.

                Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Peggy CORN, Lucerne; Cindy WEAVER, Royal Center, and Tracy [POLEN], at home; two sons, Rick [POLEN], Royal Center, and Terry [POLEN], Lucerne; six grandchildren; his mother, Logansport, and a sister, Lois HARVEY, Royal Center.  Preceding in death were his father and two brothers.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center, with the Rev. Mike ANDERSON officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Saturday.  Graveside military services will be conducted.  Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

 

Saturday, April 27, 1991 to Tuesday, April 30, 1991

 

[no obits]

 

Wednesday, May 1, 1991

 

Donald Trigg

                Word has been received of the death of the Rev. Donald M. TRIGG, 67, Rt. 3, North Judson.

                Services were at 1 p.m. Monda at Braman and Sons Funeral Chapel, Knox.  Burial was in the Highland Cemetery, North Judson.

                Mr. Trigg died at 11:14 p.m. Friday at Starke Memorial Hospital, Knox.  He was born Dec. 7, 1923 in Albion, Mich., to George and Hazel TRIGG.  On Sept. 21, 1941 in Milford he married Letha HOMAN, who survives.  He was the pastor of the Mt. Zion Apostolic Church, North Judson.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mary TIPTON, Bloomfield, N.M. and Carolyn WEBB, Kingsford Heights’ three sons, David [TRIGG], Houston, and Donald and Keith [TRIGG], both of Michigan City; twelve grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary CALY, Wyoming, and Doris TRIGG, Florida, and a brother, of White Pigeon, Mich.


Thursday, May 2, 1991

 

Margaret L. Gust

                Margaret Louise GUST, 80, Logansport, died at 8:25 a.m. Wednesday at her residence.

                She was born July 15, 1910 in Cass County to Charles Sherman and Edith A. MASON SHARTS.  On Sept. 21, 1967 in Logansport she married Harold E. GUST, who died Jan. 26, 1991.  She retired in 1970 after 47 years at the Fashion Shop.  She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and the Eastern Star.

                Surviving are a son, Don E SULLIVAN, Lebanon; three step-daughters, Barbara J. WORTMAN, Terre Haute, Marie C SOUTHERTON, Rochester, and Goldie L. RUSSELL, Frankfort; a brother, George M. [SHARTS], Englewood, Fla.; a sister, Wilma J. SANDERS, Akron; sixteen grandchildren; thirty-eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death was a brother.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with Pastor Mack GOEGLEIN officiating.  Burial wil be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today.  A church council service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the Cass County Heart Fund.

 

Friday, May 3, 1991

 

Roy O. Tracy

                Roy Orville TRACY, 68, of 302 Albert St., Argos, died at 4:45 a.m. today at his residence.  He had been in failing health for a year.

                He was born Dec. 8, 1922 in Argos to Orville and Pearle JOHNSTON TRACY  In 1946 he married Clarice ROSS, who died in 1956.  In 1959 he married Margaret ELLINGER BURGER, who died in 1961.  In July 1963 in Michigan he married Evelyn HAGENBUSH, who survives.  He retired three years ago as a self-employed carpenter.  He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater.  He was a member of the Argos American Legion, of which he was commander in 1946 and 1969, and was a former member of the Argos Color Guard.

                Surviving with his wife are four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Lynn) PUTT, Mrs. Robert (Connie) MOORE and Mrs. Mike (Karen) MORRELL, all of Rensselear, and Mrs. Jack (Marsha) SHEARER, Valparaiso; a son, Roy [TRACY] Jr., Plymouth; twelve grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert and Gene [TRACY], both of Phoenix, Ariz.; three sisters, Lois MASON, Phoenix; Maude McLAUGHLIN, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mary CLINE, Culver.  Preceding in death were an infant son, Michael Troy [TRACY]; a sister and a brother.

                Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


Donald W. Fishburn

                Donald Wade FISHBURN, 92, of 11693 Indiana 10, Argos, died at 3:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been a patient for nine days.

                He was born June 3, 1898 in Marshall County to Wade and Florence GROSSMAN FISHBURN.  He lived most of his life in Marshall County.  On April 7, 1929 at Plymouth he married Cristol D. IRWIN, who died June 28, 1990.  He was a retired farmer.  He had also been a school bus driver for the Argos School System for over 35 years.  He was a member of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Lodge and the former Gilead Methodist Church.  He attended the First Baptist and the Jordan Baptist churches of Argos.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Everett (Bonnie) SOLOMON, Argos; two sons, the Rev. Roy FISHBURN and Loy FISHBURN, both of Plymouth; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, and a brother, Doyle [FISHBURN], Argos.  Preceding in death were a daughter, Bernita HESSLER; a son, Devere [FISHBURN], who was killed March 10, 1945 during World War II; a sister, and a brother.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church, Argos, with the Revs. Roy FISHBURN and Arley MITCHUM officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hil Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and after 9:30 a.m. Monday.  Memorials may be made to the Tri-County Child Evangilism Fellowship.

 

Saturday, May 4, 1991

 

Gladys McKinley

                Gladys McKINLEY, 93, Wesley Manor Health Center, Frankfort, died at 10:50 a.m. Friday following an extended illness.

                She was born Oct. 16, 1895 in Avilla to Frank and Lola RAMSTEN HERSH.  In 1930 she married the Rev. Lee McKINLEY, who died Jan. 1971.  The Rev. McKinley served Evangelical United Brethren churches in Northern Indiana Conference, including Grass Creek and Pleasant Chapel.  Mrs. McKinley, a graduate of North Central College, was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester.  She removed from Rochester to Franfort in 1974.

               Surviving are a daughter, Lola Mary FILBY, Indianapolis; three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

                Gaveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  Frye Funeral Home, Frankfort, is in charge of arrangeents.

 

Roy O. Tracy

                Services for Roy Orville TRACY, 68, of 302 Albert St., Argos, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos.  The Rev. Jack RHOADES will officiate, and burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Argos.  Frieds may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and after 9 a.m. Monday.

                Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Cancer Fund, the Argos Emergency Medical Service, or the Marshall County Home Care Service.

                Mr. Tracy died at his home at 4:45 a.m. Friday.


Monday, May 6, 1991

 

Harry L. Patsel

                Harry L. PATSEL, 73, Delong, died early Saturday morning at his home.

                Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Norma A. Riley

                Norma A. “Susie” RILEY, 60, of 2817 S. Rockford Court, Kokomo, died at 10:05 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.  She had been in failing health since 1976.

                She was born May 16, 1930 in Rochester to Oren and Grace COOK CRAIG.  She moved from Akron to Kokomo in 1973.   On Feb. 23, 1954 in Akron she married Raymond E. RILEY, who survives.  She had operated Riley’s Country House and had worked at the Wagon Wheel Playhouse Restaurant in Warsaw.  She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Kokomo, and was a charter member of the Fulton County Historical Society.  She had been a member of Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Akron.

                Surviving with her husband are a daughter, Mrs. Rodney (Angella) CONNER, Akron; two granddaughters; a sister, Mrs. Dorris (Mildred) HARROLD, Akron, and a brother, William P. [CRAIG], Akron.  Preceding in death was a brother, George [CRAIG].

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Pastors Everett PAFFORD and Roy WOLF officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Historical Society.

 

H. Ivan Funk

                Services were to be at 10 a.m. today for H. Ivan “Ike” FUNK, 78, Rt. 1, Idaville.

                Pastors Patrick DANIELS, John DREXLER and James GARDNER were to officiate and burial was to be in the Idaville Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

                Mr. Funk died at 12:15 p.m. Friday at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

                He was born March 20, 1913 in Grass Creek to Lawrence and Elizaeth BATTY FUNK.  On Jan. 7, 1956 in Royal Center he married Audrey FERRY, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and a cabinet worker at RCA, Monticello.  He was a member of the Bell Center Bible Church, Idaville.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Patricia [FUNK], Logansport; three sons, Richard FUNK, Royal Center; Thomas FUNK, Burnettsville, and Jeffery JARRARD, Logansport; twelve grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Neva MIKESELL, Rochester, and four brothers, Delmer [FUNK], Ridge Manor, Fla.; W.R. “Dick” [FUNK], Winamac; Andrew [FUNK], Lafayette, and Glen [FUNK], Kewanna.  Preceding in death was a brother.


Iona E. Nale

                Iona E. NALE, 72, Rt. 1, Star City, died at 6 a.m. Sunday at her residence.

                She was born April 3, 1919 in Fountain County to John and Pearl REDENBAUGH HERSHBERGER.  She had lived in Star City for 35 years.  On April 26, 1941 in Goshen she married Russell Milton NALE, who died Sept. 1, 1989.  She was a retired Winamac High School teacher.  She was a member of the Star City United Methodist Church, the Waynetown Eastern Star, the DAR Metamanong Chapter, the Colonial Dames, the Daughters of the American Colonists, the Area I Agency on Aging Advisory Council Legislative Committee, and the Indiana and Pulaski County Retired Teachers Associations.  She was vice president of the Pulaski Couty Human Services Board of Directors and was a Pulaski County representative to the Older Hoosiers Federation and Governor’s Conference on Aging.  She was a graduate of Central Normal College, Danville, and Indiana State University.

                Surviving are a daughter, Rita HORTON, Jeffersonville; a son, John M. [NALE], Winamac; four grandchildren; two sisters, Tryphosa COX, Denver, Colo., and Retha FEATHERSTONE, Indianapolis, and two brothers, John [HERSHBERGER], Indianapolis, and Eamer [HERSHBERGER], Yeddo.  Preceding in death were three sisters and two brothers.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Frain Mortuary with Pastor Herb HIATT officiating.  The DAR will conduct a memorial service at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.  Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. in the Centennial Cemetery, Yeddo.  Friends may call from 3-5 p.m. and         7-9 p.m. Tuesday and after 8 a.m. Wednesday.

 

Tuesday, May 7, 1991

 

Woodrow Ritchie Jr.

                Woodrow “Woodie” RITCHIE Jr., 46, Rt. 2, Akron, was taken to Woodlawn Hospital early Saturday with a gunshop wound to his head, county Emergency Services Director Lynn OSBORN said this morning.  He died at 2:03 p.m. Monday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

                Osborn said Ritchie was admitted to Woodlawn at 2:23 a.m., then taken by helicopter to the Fort Wayne hospital at 4:05 a.m.

                Local police and the Allen County Coroner’s office in Fort Wayne said they have no information concerning the situation.

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                Woodrow “Woodie” RITCHIE Jr., 46, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 2:03 p.m. Monday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

                He was born Nov. 30, 1945 in Blue Diamond, Ky., to Woodrow and Ruth RITCHIE RITCHIE Sr.  He lived most of his life in Akron with the exception of seven years in Haines City, Fa.  On July 7, 1974 he married Sharon FLOOR, who survives.

                Also surviving are his mother, Ruth RITCHIE RILEY, Rensselaer; four sisters, Mrs. Perry (Gretta) CORBIN and Shirley RITCHIE, both of Frankfort, Ky.; Mrs. William (Alice Faye) ALLEN, Rensselaer, and Mrs. Nick (Margaret) HARBER, Anaheim, Calif., and two brothers, Jay [RITCHIE], Texas, and Eugene [RITCHIE], Michigan City.  Preceding in death were his father and three brothers, Virgil, Amos and Amond [RITCHIE].

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with Pastor Randy SAMUELS officiating.  Burial will be in the Silver Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Wednesday.


Grace W. Ewbank

                Grace W. EWBANK, 79, of 2316 Country Club Drive South, Lake Manitou, died at      6 a.m. today at her residence.  She had been seriously ill since March.

                She was born Nov. 17, 1911 in Chicago to William A. and Ilda CALKINS WHITE.  She moved from Chicago to Rochester in 1969.  On March 25, 1933 in Chicago she married Col. Robert C EWBANK, who survives.  She was a member of the Macy Christian Church and the Ladies Aid of the church, the Rochester Women’s Club, the Dorcas Circle of the Rochester First Christian Church and the Fig Tree Emmanuel School of Religion.

                Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Eddie (Marjorie) LEACH, Jonesborough, Tenn., and Mrs. Michael (Kathleen) HORN, Rochester; a son, Robert C. EWBANK Jr., Springfield, Ohio; ten grandchildren, and nine great-grandchidren.  Preceding in death was a brother, Russell [WHITE].

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. David WELSH officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 10 a.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Fig Tree Emmanuel School of Religion, the Christian Missionary Fellowship, the Lifeline Christian Missions or the Agape Fund of the Macy Christian Church.

 

Rosina C. Lupke

                Rosina C. LUPKE, 82, oif 2021 Boulevard St., died at 1 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born July 9, 1908 in Fort Wayne to Pius and Katherina KIERMEIER GUTMAN.  She moved from Fort Wayne to Rochester in October 1988.  On July 2, 1929 in Fort Wayne she married Harry H. LUPKE, who died in January 1968.  She was formerly employed with Wayne Candies and Schwartz Babyland, Fort Wayne.  She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, and was a former member of the Rosary Society of the Precious Blood Catholic Church, Fort Wayne.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Stanley (Joan) MILLER, Rochester, and Rosalyn PETER, Houston, Txas; two sons, James R. [LUPKE] Sr., Syracuse, and Thomas L. YODER; thirteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Herbert and Elmer [GUTMAN], both of Fort Wayne, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were three sisters and four brothers.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Frank KILCLINE officiating.  Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. at the Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, where there will be an 8 p.m. prayer vigil.  Memorials may be made at Masses or to the oncology department of Woodlawn Hospital.

 

Antoinette Burkett

                Antoinette “Ann” BURKETT, 81, of 2868 Michigan 40, Eau Claire, Mich., died at   2:30 a.m. today at Community Hospital in Watervliet, Mich.

                Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.


Harry L. Patsel

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Harry L. PATSEL, 73, Delong.

                The Rev. Richard BENNETT will officiate and burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 11 a.m. Wednesday.

                Mr. Patsel died early Saturday morning at his home.  He was born Aug. 6, 1917 in Fulton County to Raymond and Oma CASTLEMAN PATSEL, and had lived most of his life in the Delong and Culver areas.  He was married to Annabelle BAKER THOMAS, who preceded in death.  He was retired from Studebaker Corporation, South Bend, and also had worked for Smiley Pole Barn Construction of Argos.  He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II.

                Surviving are a sister, Freda STEENBERGEN, Anaheim, Calif., and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were two brothers, Cecil and Raymond [PATSEL].

 

Wednesday, May 8, 1991

 

Howard G. Coleman

                Howard G. COLEMAN, 67, Glendale, Ariz., died Monday in Gendale.

                He was born in Rochester and moved in 1957 to Glendale from Indiana.  He retired in 1988 as president of Market Refrigeration.  He was an Army veteran.

                Surviving are his wife, Donna Marie COLEMAN; two daughters, Sandra SCORE and Connie HATFIELD; two sons, Mickey and James [COLEMAN], and eleven grandchildren.

                Services will be Thursday at the Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary, Glendale.

 

Mary A. Sheetz

                Mary Alice SHEETZ, 67, Holiday, Fla., died Monday in Tarpon Springs, Fla.

                She was retired from the Customer Service Department of NCNB Bank in Tarpon Springs.  Formerly of Rochester, she moved to Holiday 10 years ago.

                Surviving are her husband, Leo H. [SHEETZ]; two daughters, Sharon STAFFORD, Rochester, and Bonnie YOUNG, Indianapolis; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

                Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.

 

C. Raymond Brugh

                C. Raymond BRUGH, 87, of 902 E. Irvington Ave., South Bend, died at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.

                He was born April 4, 1904 in Fulton County to R. Virl and Carrie COWELL BRUGH.  In 1922 he moved from Fulton County to South Bend.  On Dec. 24, 1933 in Mishawaka he married Alta SHOYER, who survives.  He was a retired trimmer for the former Studebaker Corporation, South Bend, and was a member of the United Auto Workers Union.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Barbara WADZINSKI, Mishawaka; a son, Barton [BRUGH], Warsaw; four grandchildren; a sister, Eudora FERRO, South Bend, and a brother, Leonard [BRUGH], South Bend.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Guisinger Colonial Chapel, 3718 Michigan St., South Bend.  Burial will be in Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to Faith United Methodist Church, South Bend.


Antoinette Burkett

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, for Antoinette “Ann” BURKETT, 81, of 2868 Michigan 40, Eau Claire, Mich.

                The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate and burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday.  Memorials may be  made to the American Heart Association.

                Mrs. Burkett died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at Community Hospital in Watervliet, Mich.

                She was born Dec. 11, 1909 in South Bend to Tony M. and Tina O. JONES SISSEL.  She moved to Michigan in 1987.  Prior to that, she had lived in Spooner, Wis., and the Athens community.  On Dec. 31, 1928 in Peoria, Ill., she married Raymond BURKETT, who died Jan. 5, 1987.  She was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Tad (Patricia) HENDERSON, Spencerville, and Juanita KUHN, Logansport; a son, Robert [BURKETT], Eau Claire; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Glen (Murtle) KUENKLE, Little Cedar, Iowa, and Loretta OELS, Parlin, N.J., and two brothers, Mahlon [SISSEL], Mesa, Ariz., and Rollo [SISSEL], Austin, Minn.  Preceding in death was a sister, Eileen GUENTHER.

 

Richard A. Good

                Richard A. GOOD, 75, of 11189 Indiana 10, Argos, died at 12:15 a.m. today at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, where he had been a patient for nine days.  He had been in failing health for three years.

                He was born Feb. 16, 1916 in Knox to Cecil E. and Dora S. MARKS GOOD.  He moved from Bass Lake to Argos in 1950.  On March 16, 1939 in Knox he married Leta E. COX, who died March 16, 1973.  On June 14, 1975 at his Argos residence he married Leona C. BAKER, who survives.  He retired in 1979 from the Nickel Plate Railroad.  He was a member of the Plymouth Masonic Lodge and the Argos American Legion.  He was a Navy veteran World War II.

                Surviving with his wife are four sons, Gene [GOOD], Kenton, Ohio; Jim [GOOD], Lebanon, Ohio; Dan [GOOD], Plymouth, and Pat [GOOD], Argos; a step-son, Ronald BAKER, Argos; twelve grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were two brothers, Lawrence and Cledith [GOOD}.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Pastor Robert SIEGRIST officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday.  Masonic services will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.  The Argos American Legion will conduct military graveside rites.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Cancer Fund.

 

Thursday, May 9, 1991

 

[no obits]


Friday, May 10, 1991

 

Don W. Carlson

                Graveside funeral services for Don W. CARLSON, 72, will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Elwood with Father Kenneth RACZEK officiating.

                Carlson, a native of Rochester, was found dead of natural causes Sunday at his home in Kalamazoo, Mich., where he had lived alone since the death of his wife two years ago.

                He began a distinguished career in journalism when he dropped out of Rochester High School at the age of 16 to take a full-time job as sports editor and reporter for The Rochester Sentinel, then known as The News-Sentinel.

                He later became sports editor of The Elwood Call-Leader and was appointed its editor at the age of 20, becoming the youngest daily newspaper editor in the state.  When Elwood’s native son, Wendell WILLKIE, returned there to accept the 1940 Republican Presidential nomination, Carlson received national attention for his coverage of the event.

                His subesquent career included service with United Press in Indianapolis and Chicago, a brief return to The News-Sentinel as managing editor in 1943, and positionas as managing editor of newspapers in Darien, Conn.; Marion, Ind., and Kalamazoo, Mich.  Until his final retirement, he was the Kalamazoo Gazette’s arts and entrtainment critic.

                Born April 10, 1919, in Rochester, he was the son of Otto and Florence PERSCHBACHER CARLSON.  His marriage was to Dorothy Ann MEYER, who died Aug. 28, 1989.

                Surviving are one son, David [CARLSON], Boise, Idaho; a brother, Fritz CARLSON, Bloomington, Ill.; three grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  A son, Christopher [CARLSON] two sisters, Florence and Christine [CARLSON], and a granddaughrter, Karen [CARLSON], preceded in death.

                Friends may call at the Dunnichay Funeral Home in Elwood Saturday from 9 to       10:45 a.m.

 

Merrill W. Staller

                Merrill W. STALLER, 68, Rt. 5, Logansport, died at 7:40 a.m. Thursday at Dukes Continuing Care Center, Peru.

                He was born April 14, 1923 at Twelve Mile to Dayton G. and Marie WILSON STALLER.  On Dec. 22, 1946 at the Corinth Brethren Church, he married Emma Lee WRAY, who survives.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Nila J. STALLER, Oshkosh, Wis.; three sons, Ray E. [STALLER], Logansport; Ross E. [STALLER], South Whitley, and George L. [STALLER], Peru; eight grandchildren a sister, Lois HANN, Peru, and a brother, Harold [STALLER], Peru.  He was a farmer and an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.  He attended the Corinth Brethren Church.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Revs.     G  Bright HANNA and Bill BRADY officiating.  Burial will be at the Corinth Cemetery, Twelve Mile.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Saturday.


Saturday, May 11, 1991

 

Earl Lee

                Earl “Juggie” LEE, 82, Four Seasons Mobile Estates, died this morning at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, of injuries suffered in a motorcycle-truck accident in Logansport on April 25.

                Surviving are his wife, Lauretta [LEE], and two sons, Jerry [LEE], Rochester, and Jay [LEE], Kokomo.

                Arrangements are peding at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

George L. Pontius

                George L. PONTIUS, 54, Manitou Manor Apartments, died unexpectedly at 3:59 p.m. Thursday, shortly after arrival at St. Mary’s Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mich.

                He was born April 18, 1937 in Marshall County to Harry E. and Della E. WEIDNER PONTIUS.  He moved from Valparaiso to Rochester 18 years ago.  He was a truck driver for Weidner Trucking, Rochester.  He was an Army veteran.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Dianna) BAIN and Mrs. Scott (Donalee) GRABER, both of Valparaiso; two sons, George L. [PONTIUS] Jr., Waukegan, Ill., and Kenneth P. [PONTIUS], Alabama; three grandchildren; his fiancee, Betty MORGAN, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Homer (Bertha) GELLER, Rochester, and Mrs. Frank (Betty) FOSTER, Argos.  Preceding in death were an infant son, Buddy [PONTIUS]; a sister, Betty Jean [PONTIUS], and his parents.

                Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Monday, May 13, 1991

 

George L. Pontius

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Geore L. PONTIUS, 54, Manitou Manor Apartments.

                The Rev. C. Allan HAZEN wil officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, where the American Legion will conduct military graveside rites.

                Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

                Mr. Pontius died unexpectedly at 3:59 p.m. Tuesday, shortly after arrival at St. Mary’s Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mich.


Earl Lee

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, for Earl “Juggie” LEE, 82, Four Seasons Mobile Estates.

                The Rev. Carl A. RICKS will officiate and burial wil be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the Masonic Lodge will conduct 7:30 p.m. rites, and after 10 a.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Animal Shelter.

                Mr. Lee died at 6:06 a.m. Saturday at the Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, of injuries suffered in a motorcycle-truck accident in Logansport on April 25.

                He was born Aug. 1, 1908 in Indianapolis to William Henry and Lou Eva POTTS LEE.  He moved from Macy to Rochester five years ago, and also had resided in Winamac.  On Aug. 25, 1939 in Nashville, Ind., he married Lauretta M. COMBS, who survives.  He was retired from the Indiana Motor Bus Company.  He was a member of the Macy Masonic Lodge and the Rochester Elks and Moose lodges.

                Surviving with his wife are two sons, Jerry E. [LEE], Rochester, and Jay K. [LEE], Kokomo; six grandchildren, and a sister, June PRATT, Phoenix, Ariz.

 

Carl Eaton

                Carl EATON, 84, Rt. 2, Akron (Beaver Dam area of Kosciusko County), died Thursday at his residence.  Mr. Eaton, who lived alone, was found dead of natural causes Saturday, according to the Kosciusko County coroner’s office.

                He was born Sept. 12, 1906 in Kosciusko County to Jonas E. and Effie M. BLACK EATON.  On July 10, 1943 in Indianapolis he married Clara L. KRIEL, who died Jan. 3, 1986.

                He was a retired farmer, a veteran of World War II, and a member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church.

                He is survived by nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Revs. William BARBOLA and Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery, with military rites by the VFW and American Legion.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church.

 

Tuesday, May 14, 1991

 

Lillie Miller

                Lillie MILLER, 75, Warsaw, died at 10:20 a.m. Monday at Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital.

                She was born Nov. 30, 1915 in Blue River, Ky., to Robert and Arzelia TRUSTY WALLEN.  She was formerly of Silver Lake.  On Nov. 18, 1932 in Floyd County, Ky., she married Kennie MILLER, who died April 29, 1970.  She had worked at Korth Furniture, Warsaw.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church near Packerton.

                Surviving are three daughrers, Ruby GARRETT, Silver Lake; Nancy Ann COOLEY, Kilgore, Texas, and Lillie Marie DINGESS, address unknown; seven grandchildren, and a sister, Fannie ROBINSON, Liberty Mills.  Preceding in death were a daughter, Eliza HOOKS; three sisters, and two brothers.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Chad BURKHART officiating.  Burial will be in the Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, Packerton.  Friends may call after 9 a.m. Thursday.


Wednesday, May 15, 1991

 

Kathleen E. Walker Hodson

                Kathleen E. WALKER HODSON, 77, Rt. 1, Clay City, formerly of Rochester and Cloverdale, died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Country Side Nursing Home, Terre Haute.

                She was born Jan. 23, 1914 in Clay City to Charles W. and Mary WHITE MAYROSE.  She was preceded in death by two husbands, Vernard WALKER and Ray HODSON.  She had worked as a clerk in several department stores.  She attended the United Methodist Church, and was a member of the Cloverdale Easter Star.

                Surviving are a step-daughter, Mary Rose WALKER, Mooresville; two sisters, Florence KNUST, Cory, and Helen FULK, Worthington; three brothers, Charles [MAYROSE], Ellettsville, Emerson [MAYROSE], Holiday, Fla., and Clarence [MAYROSE], Greenvalley, Ill., and nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, Clay City, with the Rev. Mark MILLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Cloverdale Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and after 7 a.m. Sunday.

 

Thursday, May 16, 1991 to Friday, May 17, 1991

 

[no obits]

 

Saturday, May 18, 1991

 

Richard D. Gottschalk

                Richard D. “Dick” GOTTSCHALK, 36, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 8:45 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.  He had been ill for 3 1/2 years.

                Born Aug. 16, 1954 in Benton Harbor, Mich., to Robert O. and Elaine WELLER GOTTSCHALK, he was a lifetime resident of Rochester.  He was married here on June 28, 1974 to Deborah A. BROWN, who survives.  He was a supervisor at Moore Business Forms of Rochester, a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, Jaycees and Manitou Moose Lodge.  He was a 1972 graduate of Rochester High School, held an associate degree from Indiana University-Kokomo, and was studying business administration at Indiana University-South Bend at the time he became ill.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Allison [GOTTSCHALK], and a son, Zachary [GOTTSCHALK], both of Rochester; his parents; a sister, Mrs. James (Connie) HUDKINS, Rochester; two brothers, David ad Steve [GOTTSCHALK], both of Rochester; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Helen GOTTSCHALK, Rochester, and his parents-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Shirley E. BROWN Jr., Rochester.  A sister died in infancy.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fathers Frank KILCLINE and Henry BYEKWASO officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Monday.  Memorials may be made to the Richard D. Gottschalk Memorial Trust Fund.


Clarence F. Hepler

                Clarence F. HEPLER, 83, of 817 North Center St., Plymouth, died at 12:30 p.m. Friday at his home following an extended illness.

                He was born Aug. 2, 1908 in Nappanee, and had lived in Plymouth since 1925.  He married Emma C. ZECHIEL June 25, 1941 in Culver; she survives.  He retired in 1972 from McCord Corporation, Plymouth, after 34 years.  He worked at The Pilot-News newspaper in Plymouth from 1972-78.  He was a member of the Sunrise Chapel, the Eagles Lodge (50 years) and the American Legion, and was a veteran of World War II.

                Surviving with his [wife] are two daughters, Joyce ELDER, Indianapolis, and Debbie HAECK, Plymouth; three grandsons, and a sister, Alberta OVERMYER, Plymouth.  He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

                Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Sunrise Chapel, Plymouth, with the Rev. Mark HTCHINSON officiating.  Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call at the Johnson Funeral Home, Plymouth, from 2 to 8 p.m Sunday, and at the church on Monday for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the church or to the Marshall County Cancer Association.

 

Monday, May 20, 1991

 

Chester L. Ballenger

                Chester L. BALLENGER, 76, Rt. 1, Claypool, died at 9:59 a.m. Sunday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

                He was born Nov. 15, 1914 in Rochester to Harvey and Lola WHITE BALLENGER.  On June 14, 1933 in Warsaw he married Berniece JEFFERIES, who survives.  He was a livestock buyer.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Archie (Sandra) LECKRONE, Mentone, and Mrs. Thomas (Melody) McCREIGHT, Clinton, Pa.; three grandsons, Jeff LECKRONE, Columbus, Ohio, Todd LECKRONE, Deal, N.J., and Ryan McCREIGHT, Clinton, and a brother, Gerald [BALLENGER], Mentone.  Preceding in death was a sister.

                Arranements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

 

Janice Hiatt

                Word has been received of the April 6 death of Janis A. REED HIATT, 65, Evansville.

                She was born Aug. 19, 1925.  She was a 1943 graduate of Rochester High School.

                She was cremated May 1, with interment at Locust Hill Cemetery, Evansville.

 

Laura Gunter

                Laura GUNTER, 75, 1400 Audubon Ave., died at 9 a.m. today at Life Care Center.

                Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.


Harriet G. Kercher

                Harriet G. KERCHER, 80, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 9 p.m. Saturday at her home.

                She was born Jan. 2, 1911 in Perry Township, Miami County, to William Henry and Hannah DAWALD FISHLEY.  On June 14, 1934 she married Ralph T. KERCHER, who died March 13, 1960.  She was a member of the Macy Christian Church.

                Surviving are a son, Forrest J. [KERCHER], Rt. 1, Macy; two grandsons, and a brother, Harvey [FISHLEY], Glendale, Ariz.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Lawrence SEE officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, May 21, 1991

 

Charles H. Lindzy

                Charles H. LINDZY, 76, New Paris, died at 7:55 a.m. Monday at his home.

                He was born June 4, 1914 in Mentone to Rockford J. and Zella GOOD LINDZY.  He had lived in Warsaw and Rochester.  On June 17, 1939 in Rochester he married Mary M. MATHIAS, who survives.  He worked in maintenance at Smoker Craft, New Paris, was a member of the New Paris Grace United Methodist Church and the New Paris Lions Club, and served 23 y6ears with the New Paris Volunteer Fore Department. He was a 1035 graduate of Fulton High School.

                Surviving with his wife are a son, Mark A. [LINDZY], Goshen; two granddaughters; a sister, Mrs. Alan (Naomi) KELLY, Dover, Ky., and a brother, Keith LINDZY, Etna Green.  Preceding in death was a brother, Verl [LINDZY].

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church, New Paris, with the Rev. Robert CARMIN officiating.  Burial will be in the New Paris Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Rieth, Rohrer and Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen.  Memorials may be made to the Elkhart Community Hospice or United Cancer Services of Elkhart.

 

Laura E. Gunter

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, for Laura Ellen GUNTER, 75, of 1409 Audubon Ave.

                The Rev. Clifton WILKINS Jr. will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday and after 10 a.m. Friday.

                Mrs. Gunter died at 9:10 a.m. Monday at Life Care Center after an illness of several months.  She was born March 26, 1916 in Shelby County to William and Besale DRISCOL IRVIN.  She lived most of her life in Rochester.  She was married to Clarance GUNTER, who died in 1963.  She attended the Assembly of God Church, Rochester.

                Surviving are a daughter, Nancy KURITZ, Logansport; three sons, George EVANS, Monticello, and Harold RAWLINS and Donald GUNTER, both of Rochester; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles IRVIN, Warsaw, and Harold D. LYNCH, Logansport; six sisters, Beverly MARTIN, Rochester; Annie SWEET, Warsaw; Katherine RUPE, South Bend; Shirley SHIMALUSKI, Plymouth; Irene RIEDELL, Abilene, Texas, and Dorothy HENSLEY, Dallas, Texas.  Preceding in death were four sons, a daughter and a brother.


Chester L. Ballenger

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, for Chester L. BALLENGER, Rt. 1, Claypool.

                The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate and burial wil be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

                Mr. Ballenger died at 9:59 a.m. Sunday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.  He was a former stockholder of Claypool Sales and a stockholder of Steer Inn and Indiana Livestock Marketing.  He was a member of the Olive Bethel Church.

 

Wednesday, May 22, 1991

 

Marva J. Sixbey

                Memorial services were May 18 at Whitehurst Norton Chapel for Marva Jo SIXBEY, 54, Turlock, Calif., who died May 14 in Turlock.

                Mrs. Sixbey was born July 19, 1936 in Kewanna to Clyle and Emeline BRUNK LINDESMITH.  She was married to Joe A. SIXBEY, who survives.  A Turlock resident for nine years, she was a medical records clerk and had worked for Beverly Enterprise, Anaheim, Calif.

                Surviving with her husband are a daughter, Desiree L. VAILE, Turlock; a son, Marc [SIXBEY], Turlock; four grandchildren; her mother, Emeline SULLIVAN, Westminster, and a brother, Mark SULLIVAN, Westminster.

 

Russell G. Garland

                Russell G. GARLAND, 47, of 3236 W. Cullom St., Chicago, Ill., formerly of the Tippecanoe and Argos communities, died early Tuesday at his residence.

                Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Thursday, May 23, 1991

 

Alice F. Wozniak

                Alice F. WOZNIAK, 86, formerly of Waterhaven Apts., died Wednesday at Rochester Nursing Home.

                Born June 14, 1904 in Erie, Penn., to Antoni and Mary Ann RYDESWKI CHUDZICKI, she moved here from Chicago in 1980.  In 1934 in Chicago hse was married to Frank Joseph WOZNIAK, who died in 1959.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

                Surviving are nieces and god-children, Shawn - - - - -, Erie, Penn.  Preceding in death was a son, Albert [WOZNIAK], who was killed in action in 1944 while serving in World War II in France under General Patton.

                Services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Frank KILCLINE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.  There will be a        7:30 p.m. vigil service on Friday.


Russell G. Garland

                Russell Glenn GARLAND, 47, of 3236 W. Cullom St., Chicago, Ill., formerly of Tippecanoe and Argos, died Tuesday at his residence.

                He was born Nov. 27, 1943 in Plymouth to Kenneth and Marjorie E. McDONALD GARLAND.  He moved from Argos to Chicago in 1965.  On April 4, 1967 in Chicago he married Patsy BELCHER, who survives.  He was a self-employed carpenter and a U.S. Army veteran.

                Surviving with his wife Patsy [GARLAND], Grundy, Va., are a son, Craig [GARLAND], Grundy; his parents, Kenneth and Marjorie McDONALD [GARLAND], Argos; two sisters, Mrs. Gary (Nancy) KINSEY, Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Joe (Carolyn) CLINGENPEEL, Warsaw, and nieces, nephews.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Ammon WENGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Burr Oak Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday and after 1 p.m. Saturday.  The Argos American Legion will conduct military graveside rites.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Heart Fund.

 

Friday, May 24, 1991

 

Albert Hiers

                Albert “Luke” HIERS, 64, Rt. 1, Millers Trailer Court, Mentone, died at 7:20 a.m. today.

                Arrangements are pending with King Memorial Home, Mentone.

 

Saturday, May 25, 1991

 

Albert Hiers

                Albert “Luke” HEIRS, 64, Rt. 1, Mentone (Miller’s Trailer Court), died at 7:30 a.m. Friday at his residence after an illness of several months.

               He was born May 5, 1927 in Peru to Ira and Sarah RIGGLE HEIRS.  He was married Feb. 16, 1951 to Emma Lou MORNINGSTAR, who survives.  He moved from Peru to the Mentone area in January 1960.  He was retired from Midwest Spring Mfg. Co., Mentone.  He was a member of the Mentone Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite and the Mentone United Methodist Church, and was associated with Kemrad for 10 years.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

                Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Ron (Debra) BATTEN and Anita HIERS, both of Mentone, and Mrs. William (Susan) SINCROFT, Leesburg; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; a sister, Rozena HUDSON, Peru.  Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the King Memorial Home in Mentone with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating, and burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.  Masonic services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to Home Health Care.


Charles L. Heltzel

                Retired Army Col. Charles Lester HELTZEL, 72, Falls Church, Va., died about 7 p.m. Friday at Falls Church.  He formerly lived on Route 1, Akron.

                He was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and was a veteran of World War II.  After leaving the service, he was with the Veterans Administration for 10 years.

                Among the survivors are two brothers, Gordon [HELTZEL], Rochester, and Marvin [HELTZEL], Rt. 1, Akron, and a sister, Ethel MILLER, Logansport.

                Services will be Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

 

Donald M. Beattie Jr.

                Donald Mark BEATTIE Jr., 61, of 325 W. Seventh St., died unexpectedly at 11:28 a.m. Friday at Howard Community Hospital in Kokomo.

                He was born Nov. 24, 1929 in Rochester to Donald M. and Lucille SWEANY BEATTIE.  He had lived most of his life in this community except for 10 years in Benton Harbor, Mich., and in Bloomington, Ind.  He was married June 11, 1949 in Kinston, N.C., to Suzanne R. MITCHELL, who survives.  He had been a career training counselor for the State of Indiana with an office in Portage and before that in Indianapolis.  He was instrumental in creating the UAW-Chrysler Joint Training Center in Kokomo, where he had been the educational training counselor and program coordinator for the last four years.  He served two tours of duty with the U.S. Marine Corps, 1948-49 and 1950-51, stationed in Korea during the latter period.  He was a 1955 graduate of Indiana University, a member of the Rochester First Baptist Church, Rochester Elks Lodge and Manitou Moose Lodge, and was a former member and past president of the Rochester Rotary Club.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Cynthia RANDALL, Rochester, and Mrs. Kevin (Teresa) KENNEDY, Peru; a son, Mark BEATTIE, Sherman, Ill.; six grandchildren, and a brother, Dale BECKER, Rochester.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Dr. Sam WRIGHT officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and after 9 a.m. Monday.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the First Baptist Church.

 

Monday, May 27, 1991

 

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Tuesday, May 28, 1991

 

Anne J. Eikenberry

                Anne J. EIKENBERRY, 62, Rt. 6, Peru, died at 3:40 a.m. Monday at Dukes Continuing Care Center, Peru.  She was born Oct 8, 1928 in Peru to Robert and Lois CONNER MORRIS.  On Oct. 28, 1950 she married Wallace D. EIKENBERRY, who survives.  She was retired from the Peru Trust Company.  She was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church, Peru; Psi Iota Xi, the Peru Elkettes; the Daughters of isabella, and the Altar and Rosary Society.

                Surviving with her husband are two sons, Miles [EIKENBERRY], Elko, Nev., and Braxton [EIKENBERRY], Akron, and a granddaughter, Heather [EIKENBERRY], Plymouth.  Preceding in death was a brother.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Charles Catholic Church with the Revs. Edward J. STONE and Martin J. SANDHAGE officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, with a prayer service at 5 p.m. at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru.

 

L. Pauline VanMeter

                Leona Pauline VanMETER, 78, Fulton, died at 10:10 p.m. Sunday at Life Care Center.

                She was born Dec. 7, 1912 near Twelve Mile to Zepha and Goldie WATSON CREEK.  She was a lifetime resident of Cass and Fulton Counties.  On Jan. 4, 1931 at Royal Center she married Daniel L. VanMETER, who survives.  She had been a Stanley Home Products dealer since 1950, and was a member of the Fletchers Lake United Methodist Church, Daughters of America, Manitou Moose Lodge Auxiliary, Logansport Pythian Sisters and Logansport Purity Rebekah Lodge, of which she was a past noble grand.

                Surviving with her husband are a son, Harold [VanMETER], Jackson, Mich. three grandchildren, Brenda HICKS, Flint, Mich.; Barbara VanMETER, Jackson, Mich., and David VanMETER, Parma, Ohio; five great-grandchildren; two foster-daughters, Kimberly ENGEN, Minnesota, and Nancy KURITZ, Logansport, and six foster-grandchildren.  Preceding in death was a brother, Gerald [CREEK].

                Private graveside services will be Thursday at the Metea Cemetery with the Rev. George HAPNER officiating.  Memorials may be made to the Fletchers Lake United Methodist Church.  Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Delores M. Miller

                Delores M. MILLER, 57, of 10144 W. Hawaii Place, Lakewood, Colo., died at 3:37 p.m. Sunday at the University of Colorado Medical Research Center, Denver, Colo.  She had been ill since 1989.  She was born June 26, 1933 in Monterey to Isadore E. and Helen PERRY CHRIST.  She had lived in Colorado most of her life, and also had lived in the Kewanna and Monterey areas.  She was a vice president at Denver Fire Department Credit Union, and a member of St. Jude’s Catholic Church, Lakewood, and Christ the King Catholic Church, Denver.

                Surviving are her mother, Helen CHRIST WALTZ, Rochester; four sisters, Alice McCRACKIN, Carson City, Mich.; Barbara HENDRICKSON, Rochester; Patricia GIRTON, Hobart, and Marsha GEARHART, Winamac, and two brothers, Joseph [CHRIST], Winamac, and James [CHRIST], New Haven.  Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with the Rev. Bert WOODSON officiating.  Burial will be at St. Anne’s Cemetery, Monterey.  Friends may call after 9 a.m. Saturday.  Mass cards can be made to the St. Jude’s Catholic Church or Christ the King Catholic Church.


Dr. Robert C. Ewbank Jr.

                Dr. Robert C. EWBANK Jr., 49, of 4263 Autumn Creek Drive, Springfield, Ohio, died at 7:35 a.m. Sunday at University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, following a brief illness.

                He was born July 19, 1941 in Chicago to Col. Robert C. and Grace W. WHITE EWBANK Sr.  He was married to Daisy READ, who survives.  He parcticed family dentistry in Springfield.  He was a graduate of Milligan College, Tenn., and Northwestern University School of Dentistry, Evanston, Ill.  He was a member of the First Christian Church, Springfield, where he was a teacher, a choir member, an elder and a chairman of the church Board of Trustees and the mission worship committee.  He had been a missionary to Haiti and Zimbabwee, Africa.  He was a member and trustee of the Global Radio Mission Ministries, a staff member at Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, and a trustee of the Mt. Healty Home, Cincinnati, Ohio.  He was a Vietnam veteran of the Air Force.

                Surviving with his wife are two sons, Robert [EWBANKS], in the U.S. Army, and Michael [EWBANKS], Springfield; his father, Robert C. Ewbank, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Eddie (Marjorie) LEACH, Jonesborough, Tenn., and Mrs. Michael (Kathleen) HORN, Rochester.  His mother, Grace Ewbank, died May 7, 1991.

                Memorial services will be today at the First Christian Church, Springfield.  Memorials may be made locally through Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, to the First Christian Church, Springfield; the lifeling Christian Missions; the Mashoko Christian Hospital, or the Blobal Radio Christian Mission.  The Woods-Allgier Funeral Home, 625 N. Limestone St., Springfield, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Allen D. Harmon

                Allen D. HARMON, 71, of 11028 Al-Vir Court, Osceola, died at 4:18 p.m. Monday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.

                Arrangements are pending with Warner Funeral Home, Osceola, where friends may call from 7-4 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, May 29, 1991

 

Theresa DeVries

                Theresa DeVRIES, 73, of 13213 Calumet Ave., Cedar Lake, died Tuesday in Community Hospital, Munster.

                She was born Feb. 18, 1918 in Chicago to Thomas and Clara VanKUIKEN WICHERS.  She was married to Frank DeVRIES, who survives.  She had served on the board of Elim Christian School, had managed the gift shop at Rest Haven Village Woods, and was a member of the Munster Christian Reformed Church.

                Surviving with her husband are three sons, Sid [DeVRIES], Rochester; Tom [DeVRIES], Cedar Lake, and James [DeVRIES], Dyer; three daughrters, Fran KUIPER, Griffith, Doreen BULTEMA, Cedar Lake, and Clarine JONKMAN, Highland; twenty grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Bertha VISSER, Crete, Ill.; Evelyn ZIELSTRA, Westchester, Ill.; Pearl BANDSTRA, Bradenton, Fla., and Clara STOB, Tinley Park, Ill., and a brother, Wilbert [WICHERS], Bradenton.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Munster Christian Reformed Church,with burial at Oakridge Cemetery, Lansing, Ill.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday at Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing.  Memorials may be made to Rest Haven Village Woods, Elim Christian School or Bethshan.


Rufus T. Hethington

                Rufus T. HETHINGTON, 82, of Rt. 4, Rocheter (County Road 600 North, west of Indiana 17), died at 5 a.m. today at St. Joseph Hospital Burn Center, Fort Wayne, of injuries sustained in a fire at his garage on May 22.

                The Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements.

                Leiters Ford firemen said it is believed the fire was started by an explosion.  It is believed that Mr. Hethington was in the garage when the explosion occurred; he was found outside the building, gravely burned, when firemen arrived.

 

Allen D. Harmon

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Warner Funeral Home, 1109 Lincoln Way West, Osceola, for Allen D. HARMON, 71, of 11028 Al-Vir Court, Osceola.

                The Rev. Don FRANCIS will officiate and burial will be in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today and from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph County Heart Association.

                Mr. Harmon died at 4:18 p.m. Monday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth. He was born Jan. 7, 1920 in Miami County, and had lived in Osceola almost all his life.  On Dec. 28, 1974 in Elkhart he married Virginia NAGY, who survives.  He retired in 1985 after 15 years as a tool and die maker at Adams Engineering, South Bend.  He had worked 19 years at the Studebaker Corporation, South Bend.  He was a member of the Elkhart Moose Lodge and the Machinists Union, Elkhart.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Priscilla KITCHEN and Judith MEREDITH, both of South Bend; a son, Terry L. [HARMON], Everetty, Wash.; a step-son, Stephen L. NAGY, Elkhart; ten grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; a sister, Lucille EWING, Osceola, and a brother, Rex J. [HARMON], Elkhart.  Preceding in death was a brother, Willis A. [HARMON], Mishawaka, who died in February.

 

Thursday, May 30, 1991

 

Luke Michael Arthur

                Luke M. ARTHUR, seven months, 264 Jackson Ave., Peru, died at 2:46 p.m. Tuesday at Riley Hospital, Indianapolis.

                He was born Oct. 17, 1990 in Peru to Michael A. and Karen S. CARMICHEAL ARTHUR.  He attended Bachelor Creek Church of Christ.

                Surviving with his parents are a sister, Rachel J. [ARTHUR], and a brother, Bret [ARTHUR], both at home; paternal grandparents, Richard E. and Carol ARTHUR, Twelve Mile; maternal grandparents, Phil and Lila CARMICHEAL, Logansport; two maternal great-grandparents, Garnet NETHERCUTT, Logansport, and Harley CARMICHEAL, Fort Wayne.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bachelor Creek Church of Christ on Indiana 15 north of Wabash, with Rich CARMICHEAL and Mike DUGGAN officiating.  Burial wil be in the Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Friday at McCain Funeral Home, Denver.


Rufus T. Hethington

                Services for Rufus T. HETHINGTON, Rt. 4, County Road 600N, Rochester, will be at  2 p.m. Sunday at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.

                Brother Isaac WELLS will officiate.  Burial will be in the Mt. Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood, Ill.  There will be no visitation.

                Mr. Hethington died at 5 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital Burn Center, Fort Wayne, of injuries sustained in a fire at his garage on May 22.

                He was born May 16, 1909 in Chicago to Charles and Katie COWAN HETHINGTON.  He moved from Markham, Ill. to Aubbeenaubbee Township in 1972.  On March 14, 1940 in Chicago he married Olive ARBUCKLE, who died Feb. 8, 1986.  He retired as a postal worker for the U.S. Post Office in Chicago.  He was an Army veteran of World War II.

                Surviving is a sister, Mavourneen ARMSTRONG, Chicago.

 

Friday, May 31, 1991

 

Ruby E. Meredith Dawson

                Ruby E. MEREDITH DAWSON, 97, Rt. 1, Akron, died at 2:40 a.m. today at Life Care Center, Rochester, where she had been a patient for three years.

                She was born Aug. 1, 1893 in Akron to Joseph and Emma EBER HOFFMAN, and resided all her life in the Akron community.  On Aug. 24, 1920 in Rochester she married Russell S. MEREDITH, who died Jan. 18, 1944.  On Sept. 15, 1945 in Leo she married Frank N. DAWSON, who died Feb. 2, 1964.  She was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church and the former Akron Jonah Club.  She was the grand marshal of the 1986 Akron Fourth of July parade during the town’s sesquicentennial celebration.  A doll maker, she presented programs about her dolls to area clubs.  In 1982 she donated her collection to the Fulton County Historical Society.

                Surviving are six nieces and two nephews.  Preceding in death were three brothers, Carl, Vance and Chalmer HOFFMAN, and a sister, Nina Lucile LOWDEN.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Merlyn COX officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4  and 6-8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday.  Memorials may be made to the Akron United Methodist Church.

 

Dr. Ermal C. Baker

                Dr. Ermal C. BAKER, 97, Indianapolis, died Thursday at Westminster Village North, Indianapolis.

                He was born Aug. 5, 1893 to John R. and Ella Mae BRUCE BAKER of Kewanna.  He was a dentist, beginning his practice in Kentland, then moving to Indianapolis.  He retired in 1978.  He was a 1913 graduate of Kewanna High School, attended the Indiana Dental College, Indianapolis, and was a Marine Corps veteran.  He was a member of the Indianaplis, Indiana and American Dental associans, the Highland Golf and Country Club, the Kentland Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite Cathedral, the Murat Shrine Temple, the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church near Kewanna, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon and Delta Sigma Delta honorary fraternities.

                Preceding in death were two brothers and three sisters.

                Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, near Kewanna.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Flanner & Buchanan Shadeland Mortuary, 5215 N. Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis.


Saturday, June 1, 1991

 

Elmer A. Stults

                Elmer A. STULTS, 75, of 225 N. Maple St., Argos, died at 1 p.m. Friday at his residence.

                He was born Aug. 26, 1915 in Argos to Daniel and Vada KAMP STULTS.  He lived all his life in the Argos community.  On May 18, 1937 in Burr Oak he married Elwyn THORNBURG, who survives.  He was a self-employed carpenter.

                Surviving with his wife are two sons, George [STULTS], Plymouth, and Douglas [STULTS], Napoleon, Ohio; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Bill (Margaret) BAUGHMAN, Plymouth, and Mrs. Eugene (Mildred) CRAIG, Bremen; two brothers, Robert [STULTS], Rochester, and William [STULTS], Tippecanoe, and nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Earl LIGHTFOOT officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, and after noon Monday.

 

Virginia B. Swan

                Virginia Bell HALL SWAN, 65, Indianapolis, died Thursday at her residence.

                She was born May 18, 1926 in Kokomo to Mr. and Mrs. Ray HALL.  She moved from Bruce Lake to Indianapolis in 1986.  She was married to Russell R. SWAN Sr., who died July 5, 1986.  She retired in 1976 as a tester for the RCA Corporation.  She was a member of Our Lady of Greenwood Catholic Church.

                Surviving are two sons, Eric E. SWAN, Greenfield, and Russell R. SWAN Jr., Greenwood; three grandchildren, and two sisters, Marguerite HULLINGER, Burlington, and Rosemary FLYNN, Kokomo.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the G.H. Hermann Madison Chapel, 5141 S. Madison Ave., Indianapolis, with Father Joseph REIDMEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday.

 

John S. Dennie

                Word has been received of the death of John Scott DENNIE, 77, St. Petersburg, Fla.  Services were May 22 in St. Petersburg with burial in the Bay of Pines Cemetery, St. Petersburg.

                He died May 20 at St. Petersburg Hospital.  For the past two years he lived at the Bay of Pines Veteran Home, St. Petersburg.  He was born Oct. 10, 1913 in Argos to Andrew J. and Cora A. POLAND DENNIE.  A painter, he was a veteran of World War II, serving with the military police in England.

                Surviving are two sisters, Ruth HOFFMAN, and Nellie PEARSON, Warsaw; a brother, Chancey [DENNIE], Argos, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were three sisters and an infant-brother.

 

Ruby E. Meredith Dawson

                Services for Ruby E. MEREDITH DAWSON, 97, Rt. 1, Akron, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral Home, Akron.  An incorrect time was given in Friday’s Sentinel.

                Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, and after 9 a.m. Monday.

                Mr. Dawson died Friday at Life Care Center, Rochester.


Delois L. Gunter

                Delois L. GUNTER, 61, Rt. 4, Rochester, Leiters Ford area, died at 2 a.m. today at her residence after three years of failing health.

                Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

M. Florence Bailey

                M. Florence BAILEY, Fulton, died at her residence this morning.

                Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers, Fulton, in charge of arrangements.

 

Monday, June 3, 1991

 

Delois L. Gunter

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Graceland Cemetery Chapel in Valparaiso for Delois L. GUNGER, 61, Rt. 4, Rochester (Leiters Ford area).

                The Rev. George KOZAITES will officiate, and burial will be in Graceland Cemetery.  Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Graceland Cemetery Chapel.  Hartzler Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

                She died at 2 p.m. Saturday at her home, following three years of illness.  She was formerly of Portage.  She was born March 7, 1930 in Hoxie, Ark., to Clarence and Thelma SPARGO LOONEY.  She was retired from Bethlehem Steel, Chesterton.  She was a member of the Church of God Prophecy, Winamac.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Judy Ann) PUGH, Chesterton; two sons, Glen and Douglas J. [GUNTER], both of Rt. 4, Rochester; three grandchildren; her mother, Thelma LOONEY, Valparaiso; two brothers, and five sisters.

 

M. Florence Bailey

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, for M. Florence BAILEY, 79, Fulton.

                The Rev. Lonnie PETERS will officiate, and burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton Baptist Church.

                Mrs. Bailey died early Saturday morning at her home.  She was a lifetime resident of Fulton.  She was born May 4, 1912 in Liberty Township to William and Anna NUTT GRAY.  On Dec. 27, 1933 in Plymouth she married Clayson A. BAILEY,  who died Dec. 2, 1990.  She was a member of the Fulton Baptist Church.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gary (Maryann) SCAGNOLI, Logansport; three grandchildren, and a sister, Esther MILLER, Logansport.  Preceding in death were a sister, Letha REED, and a brother, Floyd [GRAY].


Jason T. Ransome

                Jason Thomas RANSOME, 19, of 1513 East Center St., Warsaw, died Tuesday of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

                He was born May 20, 1972 in Plymouth.  He worked at National Dust Control.

                Surviving are his mother and step-father, Patricia and Leroy SHOTTS, Rochester; his father, Donald RANSOME, Warsaw; a brother, Sean Patrick RANSOME, Rochester; a half-sister, Jessica RANSOME, Warsaw, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome L. KOLAR, Argos.

                Graveside services were at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.  Titus Funeral Home, Argos, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Evert Kistler

                Evert KISTLER, 96, of 112 Michael Lane, Apt. 301, Royal Center, died at 6:40 p.m. Sunday at Logansport Memorial Hospital.

                He was born Dec. 7, 1894 in Royal Center to Perry D. and Lillian HAMILTON KISTLER.  On Dec. 25, 1915 at Royal Center he married Grace M. WILLIAMS, who died Aug. 10, 1985.  He was a retired tractor and farm machinery mechanic.  He was a member of the Royal Center Grace United Methodist Church and was a 50-year member of the Knights of Pythias and the Moose Lodge of Royal Center.

                Surviving are a daughter, Ruth Maxine COOK, Royal Center; six grandsons; fifteen great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were a son, a brother and two sisters.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center, with the Rev. Mike ANDERSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Cline Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 8 a.m. Wednesday.  Masonic services will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Royal Center Grace United Methodist Church.

 

Tuesday, June 4, 1991

 

Patricia A. Masterson

                Patricia Ann MASTERSON, 54, Fort Worth, Texas, died at 7 p.m. Saturday in White Settlement, Texas.

                She was born Dec. 29, 1936 to William H. and Opal S. HATTERY SWEET Sr.  She moved from Rochester to Fort Worth in April.  On Dec. 4, 1954 in Ober she married William E. MASTERSON, who survives.

                Surviving with her husband are three sisters, Mrs. Dave (Becky) KNAUFF, Perrysburg; Mrs. Harold (Kathy) McCALLA and Wilma HART, both of Rochester; a brother, George [SWEET], Rochester, and nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Biggers Funeral Home, Fort Worth.


John W. McGowen

                Word has been received of the May 24 death of John William McGOWEN, 78, Rt. 3, Mt. Vernon, Texas.

                He died in St. Joseph Hospital, Paris, Texas.  He was born Aug. 6, 1912 near Talma to Thomas Melbern and Pearl May PFUND McGOWEN.  He had lived in Talma, Rochester, South Bend, Logansport and Jacksonville, Fla.  He was a Navy veteran of World War II, a member of the VFW and Shriners, and was a 32nd Degree Mason.  He retired in 1979 from an Air Force Civil Service position at Corpus Christi, Texas.

                Surviving are his wife, Juana [McGOWEN]; a daughter, Mrs. Russell (Patricia) HOSLER, Edwardsburg, Mich.; two sons, Melbern E. [McGOWEN], Niles, Mich., and Daniel T. [McGOWEN], Mt. Vernon; five grandchildren, Russell HOSLER Jr., and Christine HOSLER SYLVIA, both of Edwardsburg, Phillip HOSLER, U.S. Army in Germany; Jeffrey McGOWEN and Brett McGOWEN, Niles, Mich.; ten great-frandchildren; five step-children; two sisters, Mrs. Richard (Tressa) EILER,Wesley Manor, Frankfort, and Mrs. Lewis (Bertha) JOHNSON, Talma; two brothers, Howard [McGOWEN], of Rochester and Daytona Beach Shores, Fla., and Merle [McGOWEN], Talma, and an aunt, Jennie McGOWEN BROCKEY, Mentone.  Preceding in death were his parents; a sister, Mrs. Albert (Ignota) VANDERGRIFT, in 1987, and an infant brother, Kenneth [McGOWEN].

                Graveside services were May 27 in the McDonald Cemetery, Paris, Texas, with Father Michael VARONE officiating.  Gene Roden & Sons Funeral Home, Paris, was in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Unit of the American Cancer Society.

 

Lt. Col Charles L. Heltzel

                Services were Wednesday at Ft. Myer Post Chapel, Fort Myer, Va., for retired Army Lt. Col. Charles L. HELTZEL, 72, Falls Church, Va.

                Burial was in the Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C., with full military honors.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 124 Park St. SE, Vienna, Va., 22180; Hospice of Northern Virginia, 4715 N. 15th St. Arlington, Va., 22205 or Prince William Hospital Cancer Support Group, 8700 Sudley Road, Manassas, Va., 22110.  Arrangements were by Colonial Funeral Home, Falls Church.

                Col. Heltzel was born in Akron to Elmer and Lillian DAWSON HELTZEL and formerly liver on Route 1, Akron.  A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he was a 1943 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a graduate of the Army Command and staff College and a former teacher of military history at West Point.  He worked with Reserve Officer Training Corps units at the University of Iowa, held staff and command posts in post war Germany, and served in Washington with the Defense Atomic Support Agency.

                Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Margaret [HELTZEL], Falls Church; a daughter, Leslie HELTZEL CORNWELL, Manassas; two sisters, Amy SISULAK, Riverside, Ill., and Ethel MILLER, Logansport; four brothers, Col. William HELTZEL, Warsaw; Marvin HELTZEL, Akron; Dr. Arthur HELTZEL, Hopkinsville, Ky., and Gordon HELTZEL, Rochester, and two grandchildren.  A daughter, Sandy PHELPS, died in 1984.


Wednesday, June 5, 1991

 

Linda J. Ganschow

                A rural Fulton County woman was killed in an automobile accident in Marshall County at 8:17 a.m. Tuesday.

                Linda Jean GANSCHOW, 40, Rt. 4, Rochester, Leiters Ford area, was killed when her pickup was struck by a van on Redwood Road at the Plymouth-Laporte Trail intersection.  Marshall County Deputy Coroner Dean BYERS said Ganschow died of a skull fracture.  She was pronounced dead at the scene.

                Ganschow was alone in the pickup.

                The driver of the van was James RHODES, Plymouth.  Rhodes was transported to South Bend Memorial Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition this morning.

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                Linda Jean Ganschow, 40, Rt. 4, Rochester (Leiters Ford area), died at 8:17 a.m. Tuesday of injuries sustained in an accident.

                She was born June 27, 1950 in LaPorte to Edgar J. and Margaret CLARK WILLIAMSON.  She moved to the Leiters Ford area in 1971.  On Nov. 8, 1968 in Hamlet she married Ronald GANSCHOW, who survives.  She was a nurse in the obstetrics department of Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.  Prior to that, she had worked in the nursing department of Culver Military Academy.  She was a representative for Home Interiors and Gifts, Dallas, Texas.  She was a student at Ancilla College and IUSB.  She was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints, Logansport.

                Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Kristina [GANSCHOW], a student at the University of Indianapolis, and Karla [GANSCHOW], at home; a son, Richard [GANSCHOW], Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis; her mother, Margaret PLUTA, Charlestown, N.H.; her father and step-mother, Edgar and Renie WILLIAMSON, Hobart; a step-brother, Jeff LITTLEJOHN, Napierville, Ill.; the maternal grandmother, Grace CLARK, Robinson, Ill., and a step-grandmother, Hope KING, Tavares, Fla.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Leiters Ford.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Church of Latter Day Saints.

 

Ruth H. Dailey

                Ruth H. DAILEY, 66, of 1009 E. Ninth St., died at 3 a.m. today at her winter home, 451 Camden St., South Bend.  She had been ill for several months.

                She was born Sept. 27, 1924 in Medora to John and Mary SINGER HINDERLIDER.  She lived most of her life in Rochester.  On July 22, 1977 in South Bend she married Clayton E. “Buzz” DAILEY Sr., who survives.  She was retired after 43 years from the Rochester Telephone Company.  She was a member of the Indiana Telephone Pioneers, the Women of the Moose and the Eagles Auxiliary of Rochester.

                Surviving with her husband are a daughter, Mrs. Dean (Connie) CHAPMAN, Galveston; a son, Dennis LEBO, Rochester; three grandchildren; two sisters, Alma CASTEN, Winamec, and Pearl HINDERLIDER, South Bend; two brothers, Paul [HINDERLIDER], Angola, and Raymond [HINDERLIDER], Kewanna.  Preceding in death were three husbands, Paul SHAFFER, Floyd LEBO and Thomas BALDWIN, and six brothers and sisters.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and after 10 a.m. Friday.


Loretta A. Kuebler

                Loretta A. KUEBLER, 96, formerly of 1221 Wabash Ave., died at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Warren (Ind.) United Methodist Memorial Home, where she had lived since Sept. 10, 1985.

                She was born Jan. 23, 1895 in Sumner, Iowa, to George and Anna LEYH.  She moved to Rochester in May 1969; she previously had lived in Kokomo, Indianapolis, Bremen, Huntingon and Hunterburg.  On June 2, 1926 in Sumner she married the Rev. Fred G. KUEBLER, who resides at Warren.  She was a member of Trinity United Methodist and Grace United Methodist churches, both of Rochester.  She had taught the St. John’s Sunday School class at Trinity United Methodist Church for a number of yers.  She was a member of the Birthday Club, Rochester.

                Surviving with her husband are a son, George F. [KUEBLER], St. Paul, Minn., five grandchildren, Mrs. Robert (Susan) CALLAN, Amarillo, Texas; Stephen [KUEBLER], Las Vegas, Nev.; Michael [KUEBLER], San Francisco; Richard [KUEBLER], Oklahoma City, Okla., and Jonathan [KUEBLER], Seattle, Wash.; six great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary LEYH, Sumner, and nieces.  Preceding in death was a brother, Oliver [LEYH].

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Trinity United Methodist Church with the Revs. Carl RICKS, Nigel EVERETT and Jack HARTMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F.  Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, and after noon Friday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Warren United Methodist Home or the Trinity or Grace United Methodist churches.

 

Thursday, June 6, 1991

 

R. Margueritte Lytle

                R. Margueritte LYTLE, 83, of Waterhaven Apts., IC, East Fourth Street, died at 6:17 a.m. today at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.

                Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Friday, June 7, 1991

 

Bertha M. Robbins

                Bertha M. ROBBINS, 82, of 507 Forest Ave., Mishawaka, died at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital, Mishawaka, following an extended illness.

                She was born April 6, 1909 in Mishawaka and was a lifetime resident there.  She retired in 1960 from the Social Security Office, South Bend.  She was a member of the River Park United Methodist Church and the St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary, where she received a 1000 hour pin for volunteer work.

                Among the survivors are cousins in the Rochester area.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Bubb Funeral Chapel, 3901 N. Main St., Mishawaka.  Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka.  Friends may call from         3-7 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the River Park United Methodist Church.


R. Margueritte Lytle

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for [Margueritte] LYTLE, 83, Waterhaven Apts.

                The Rev. Robert METZGER will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2:30-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Saturday.

                Mrs. Lytle died at 6:19 a.m. Thursday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, following a two-week illness.  She was born Aug. 24, 1907 in Burlington to Jesse and Bessie FELLOWS MICHAELS.  She moved 20 years ago from Rochester to Venice, Fla., where she lived for 15 years.  She returned to Rochester five years ago.  On Aug. 1, 1930 in Kokomo she married Alex “Pappy” LYTLE, who died June 6, 1990.  She was a sales clerk at the former Wiles Department Store, Rochester, and was a member of the Burlington Christian Church.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William (Neda Jo) HUDDLESTON, Rocheter; a son, Tommy D [LYTLE], Indianapolis; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. John (Angie) NICHOLS, Rochester.  Preceding in death were a son, Max [LYTLE], on Sept. 25, 1988; a great-grandson; a sister, and a brother.

 

Chester E. Hunneshagen

                Former Rochester resident Chester Eugene HUNNESHAGEN, 82, died Wednesday at his home, 2308 Winchester Road, South Charleston, W.Va.

                He was born Oct. 14, 1908 in Fulton County to Eugene and Anna LEITER HUNNESHAGEN.  He moved from Fulton County in 1941 to West Virginia.  His wife, Irene [HUNNESHAGEN], preceded in death.  He was a retired electrical engineer with Union Carbide Corporation in South Charleston.  He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, South Charleston, and the West Virginia Professional Engineers Society.  He was a graduate of Purdue University.

                Surviving are a daughter, Joanne HUNNESHAGEN, East Tauaton, Mass.; five sons, Dean [HUNNESHAGEN], Depew, N.Y.; Roy K. [HUNNESHAGEN], South Charleston; Mark C. [HUNNESHAGEN], Cross Lanes, W. Va., and David E. and John [HUNNESHAGEN], both of St. Albans, W. Va.; eleven grandchildren, and a sister, Katherine CENTNER, Arlington, Va.  Preceding in death were three brothers, Hugh, Ralph and Walter [HUNNESHAGEN]

                Services will be Saturday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, South Charleston.  Burual will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, from 9-11 a.m. Monday.

 

Saturday, June 8, 1991

 

[no obits]


Monday, June 10, 1991

 

Benjamin Kimmel

                Benjamin “Bennie” KIMMEL, 83, of 17th B Road, Tippecanoe, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at his home.

                He was born Oct. 17, 1907 to Alfred and Eva MENSER KIMMEL.  He moved to the Tippecanoe commnity in 1957.  On Nov. 12, 1943 in East Hampton, Long Island, N.Y., he married Isobel STONE, who died in 1960.  He was a farmer and had worked at the former Studebaker Corporation, South Bend.  He was a member of the Tippecanoe Community Church and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Linda) HARVEY, Warsaw, and two grandsons, Larry [HARVEY], Winona Lake, and Lucas [HARVEY], Warsaw.  A brother, Lester [KIMMEL], died in 1968.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Pastor Tony WEBB officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.

 

Lelia D. Rans

                Services were to be at 10 a.m. today at the Johnson Funeral Home, Plymouth, for Lelia D. RANS, 92, Plymouth.  Burial was to be in the Leiters Ford Cemetery.

                Mrs. Rans died at 6:30 a.m. Friday at Miller’s Merry Manor in Plymouth.  She was born Feb. 15, 1899 in Fulton to John and Elnora ROBINSON.  On Dec. 24, 1919 in Fulton she married Fred RANS, who died Jan. 13, 1970.  She lived in the Culver area most of her life and had worked in the laundry department of Culver Military Academy.  She was a member of the Leiters Ford Senior Citizens.

                Surviving are two sons, Dean [RANS], Culver, and Donald [RANS], Delong; seven grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.

 

Blaine Kinley

                Blaine KINLEY, 67, Rt. 1, Denver, died at 5:45 a.m. Sunday at Howard Community Hospita, Kokomo.

                He was born March 13, 1924 in Denver to Fred and Florence OWEN KINLEY.  On Oct. 18, 1945 at the Macy Christian Church, he married Norma L. SHEWMAN, who survives.  He was a retired carpenter and a mamber of the Macy Christian Church, where he had been an elder for 43 years.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Carla J. MUSSELMAN, Rt. 1, Denver; a son, Dennis B. KINLEY, Palm Desert, Calif.; five grandchildren; a step-granddaughter; two sisters, Eris GILLILAND, Kewanna, and Noreen ERLENBACH, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and a brother, Doyle [KINLEY], Denver.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Revs. David WELSH, Howard McFADDEN and William SHEWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Miami County Heart Fund.


T. Ethna Scott

                T. Ethna SCOTT, 82, of 408 N. Broadway St., Mentone, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at her home.

                She was born March 3, 1909 in Warsaw to Ross A. and Edith G. POLAND SCOTT.  She lived all her life in the Mentone area except for 1943-1946, when she lived in Washington, D.C.  She was Kosciusko county clerk from 1960-1968 and deputy clerk for eight years.  She had been the Republican vice committeeman for Harrison Township of Kosciusko County since April 1977.  She worked for the FBI in Washington, D.C. from 1943-1946.  She was a member of the Warsaw Brethren Church.

                Surviving are two sisters, Vera WOOD, Auburndale, Fla., and Betty LENTZ, Apache Junction, Ariz.  Preceding in death were two brothers and a sister.

                Services will e at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Mitchell FUNKHOUSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Warsaw.  Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Kosciusko County Hospice.

 

Merlin L. Henning

                Word has been received of the death of Merlin Leroy HENNING, 73, Lancaster, Calif., a former Rochester resident.  Services were Wednesday.

                He was born in 1917 in Hillsboro, N.D., to Otto ad Olga HENNING.  He was a sales representative in the textile industry for more than 20 years.  He moved to West Fargo, N.D., in 1940 and to Rochester in 1963.  After retirement, he moved to California.  He was a 1935 graduate of Hillsboro High School and attended Dakota Business College, Fargo, N.D.  He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Aleutian Islands.

                Surviving with his wife of 44 years, Wilma [HENNING], are a daughter, Deborah REMICK, LaQuinta, Calif., two sons, Edward [HENNING], Canyon Country, Calif., and Christopher [HENNING], Sana Clarita, Calif.; a grandson, and a brother, Dallas [HENNING], Fargo.

 

Tuesday, June 11, 1991

 

Lance Cpl. David W. Castleman

                A former Rochester resident was killed in an automobile accident Sunday in San Bernardino County, California.

                Lance Cpl. David W. CASTLEMAN, 22, who was stationed with the Marine Corps in Twentynine Palms, California, died of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in the Mojave Dester, California State Police said.  He is the son of Carol TOWNSEND BRADWAY, 117 East 14th St., Rochester.

                Castleman had returned from the Persian Gulf in March and had visited Rochester around Easter, Mrs. Bradway said.  While involved in Operation Desert Storm, he described some of his experiences in letters to the Rochester Sentinel.

                Authorities reported that he was the only passenger in a car that left the road.

                Mrs. Bradway said that police were told by a witness that the brakes on Castleman’s car locked up before the accident.  Police told Mrs. Bradway that Castleman was thrown out of the vehicle.

                Police said the cause of the accident is under investigation.

                Arranements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.


Wednesday, June 12, 1991

[no obits]

 

Thursday, June 13, 1991

 

Lance Cpl. David W. Castleman

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Lance Cpl. David W. CASTLEMAN, 22, formerly of 1319 Rochester Blvd.  He was stationed with the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.