FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1992

 

 

The Rochester Sentinel

 

 

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The Rochester Sentinel

 

1992

 

 

 

Thursday, January 2, 1992

 

Calvin A. Kistler

Nov. 10, 1925 - Jan. 1, 1992

                Calvin A. KISTLER, 66, Ellettsville, died at 3:55 a.m. Wednesday at his home.

                He was born November 10, 1925 in Royal Center to Elvin and Florence SMITH KISTLER.  He was formerly of Bradenton, Fla.  On July 7, 1946 in South Bend he married Wilma L. McKEE, who survives.  He retired in 1981 as a guidance counselor at Western High School in Howard County.  He had taught at Kokomo Middle School, and had been a teacher and coach at Royal Center High School and also at Eastern High School, where he started football in 1955.  He was a member of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association, the Arlington United Methodist Church in Bloomington and was an affiliate and charter member of the Braden River United Methodist Church in Bradenton.  He was a 1943 graduate of Grass Creek High School, a 1949 graduate of Indiana Central and a 1954 graduate of Indiana University.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

                Surviving with his wife are a son, Andrew [KISTLER], Bloomington; a grandson; two sisters, Freda COLBY, Danville, Il., and Corabelle CRIPPEN, Rt. 2, Rochester, and two brothers, Manford [KISTLER], Auburndale, Fla., and Delbert [KISTLER], Kokomo.

                Services wil be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center, with the Rev. Scott MOSS and David L. SOMMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Saturday and after 9 a.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Braden River United Methodist Church.


Russell D. Langley

March 4, 1947 - Jan. 1, 1992

                Russell Dean LANGLEY, 44, of 263 Main St.,  died at 11:14 p.m. Wednesday, shortly after arrival at Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill for six months.

                He was born March 4, 1947 in California to Marion and Doris DAVIS LANGLEY.  In 1975 he moved from Logansport to Rochester.  On Feb. 16, 1973 in Huntington he married Nicki L. GLASSON, who survives.  He had been a truck driver for Hardware Transport Corporation, Fort Wayne.  He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the Manitou Veterans of Foreign Wars.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Mandie LANGLEY, and a son, Wade LANGLEY, both at home; a brother, Gary [LANGLEY], Spencer; an aunt, Opal COPUS, Bloomington, and an uncle, James DAVIS, Ellettsville.  Preceding in death were a son, William C. [LANGLEY], on Aug. 9, 1984; his father, Marion LANGLEY, in February 1985, and his mother, Doris LANGLEY, in November 1985.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. John RAMSEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Bruce Lake Cemetery, where the American Legion and VFW wil conduct military graveside services.  Friendss may call at Foster & Good Funeral Home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the church.

 

Friday, January 3, 1992

 

Daniel L. Flora

May 23, 1956 - Dec. 31, 1990

                Daniel Lee FLORA, 35, Chicago, died at 3 a.m. Tuesday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago.

                He was born in Cass County.  In March, 1958 he moved to Peru.

                Surviving with his parents, Everett and Blanche FLORA, Peru, are a sister, Nelda J. NEWBURN, Fort Wayne; a brother, Jeff FLORA, Tulsa, Okla, and a niece.

                Memorial services will be conducted March 17 at the Erie United Methodist Church with the Rev. Irvin BEHM Jr. officiating.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Erie United Methodist Church.  Rowlonda Home For Funerals, Chicago, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Joseph W. Bidwell

                Joseph W. BIDWELL, 94, Akron, died at 7:21 p.m. Thursday at Community Care Center, Wabash.

                Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.


Saturday, January 4, 1992

 

Sally Hoover

                Memorial services were held today in Phoenix, Ariz., for Mrs. Sally HOOVER, 79, former Rochester resident who died Wednesday at the Beatitudes Care Life Center in Phoenix, where she has resided the past year.

                Mrs. Hoover and her husband, the late Charles E. HOOVER, lived here from 1939-42 when he was general manager of The Rochester Sentinel.  They resided in Indianapolis until 1945, when they moved to Phoenix.  Mr. Hoover was advertising manager for Phoenix newspapers and also served in the same capacity for Oklahoma City newspapers until his death.

                Whila a Phoenix resident, Mrs. Hoover was active in civic and charitable affairs and was chosen as Phoenix Woman of the Year for her work in these endeavors.

                She is survived by three children, Mrs. Gretchen BATHGATE and Thomas HOOVER, both of Phoenix, and David HOOVER, California, and three grandchildren.

 

Leora A. Downs

Jan. 18, 1908 - Jan. 3, 1992

                Leora A. “Betty” DOWNS, 83, 330 Jackson Heights Road, Apt. 43, Plymoutgh, and previously of Nappanee, died at 5:10 p.m. Friday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.  She had been in failing health for two years. She was born in Rochester on Jan. 18, 1908 to Lawrence and Maude EAGLEKRAUT CRABBS.  On Oct. 10, 1931 she married John Emerson DOWNS in Kokomo.  Mrs. Downs was a member of the Central Church of Christ, Plymouth.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Cynthia EICHORST, Plymouth; Mrs. Beverly MORRISON, Nappanee, and Mrs. Susan RUNNELLS, Tippecanoe; eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  Her husband, a sister and a brother preceded in death.

                The Rev. Byron HENBEST will officiate the funeral services, and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Other arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester.  Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Foundation or the Heart Fund.

 

Joseph A. Bidwell

Nov. 3, 1897 - Jan. 2, 1992

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, for Joseph W. BIDWELL, 94, of 202 Walnut St., Akron.  The Rev. Merlyn COX will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery, where the American Legion and VFW will conduct graveside rites.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday.  Memorials may be made to the Akron EMS, the Akron United Methodist Church or the Fulton County Historical Society.

                Mr. Bidwell died at 7:21 p.m. Thursday at Community Care Center in Wabash.  He was born in Wabash County to Joseph W. and Sarah Katherine WAY BIDWELL.  On Feb. 12, 1921 in Lagro he married Mary Marie CRIST, who died Nov. 3, 1980.  He was the owner of grocery stores in Roann from 1923-33 and in Akron from 1933-45.  He also owned and operated two mobile home parks in Akron and owned a mobile home sales company.  He was a partner in the Merchants Protective Association.  He was a World War I veteran, serving in the Veterinarians Corps.  He was a member of the American Letion Post and Masonic Lodge, both of Rochester, the Akron Chamber of Commerce and the Akron United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Julia Ann) DAY, Akron; a son, Leon M. [BIDWELL], Estero, Fla.; six grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were a son, three sisters and five brothers.


Donald E. Priest

May 30, 1909 - Jan. 3, 1992

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, for Donald E. PRIEST, 82, 304 Race St.

                The Rev. Carl RICKS will officiate, and burial will be in the Burr Oak Cemetery.  Fritnds may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Trinity United Methodist Church.

                Mr. Priest died at 11:45 p.m. Friday at Life Care Center, Rochester.  He was born may 30, 1909 in Rochester to Arnold and Minnie PONTIUS PRIEST, and had lived most of his life in the Rochester and Culver areas.  On Feb. 11, 1941 he married Jessie M. WHITING in South Bend.  She died in 1985.  On April 19, 1986 he married Garnett HUPP SNIDER in Rochester.  She survives.  Mr. Priest formerly owned and operated the Don-Marie Restuarant in Burr Oak.  He was a member of the South Bend Masonic Lodge, the South Bend Scottish Rite and the Indiana FOP.

                Surviving with his wife are two sons, Lester Lee SNIDER, South Bend, and Max. O. SNIDER, Palo Alto, Calif; two step-daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Shirley) ROCKHILL, Fortville, and Mrs. Richard (Mary Ann) SOBIERALSKI, South Bend; eleven step-grandchildren, and eleven step-great-grandchildren.  A sister, Annabelle MILLS, and a brother, Robert [PRIEST], preceded in death.

 

Monday, January 6, 1992

 

Devane Felts

June 30, 1902 - Jan. 4, 1992

                Devane “Baba” FELTS, 89, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 6:52 p.m. Saturday at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.  He had been ill for several months.

                He was born in Rochester to Charles L. and Catherine VanMETER FELTS.  He was a lifetime area resident until moving to the retirement community on Aug. 12.  On Nov. 24, 1927 in Rochester he married Wilma L. KOCHENDERFER, who survives.  He was a retired farmer.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Odd Fellows Lodge, the First Presbygterian Church and was a past patron of the Eastern Star, all of Rochester; the Scottish Rite of South Bend, and the Mizpah Shrine of Fort Wayne.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Susan A. WILLIAMS, San Diego, Calif.; a son, H. Kenneth [FELTS], San Daigo; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were two brothers, Howard [FELTS] in 1972 and Dave [FELTS], in 1974.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. John RAMSEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuessday.  Masonic services will be at 7 p.m. and Odd Fellows services will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church.

 

Hyburnis E. Jentzen

                Hyburnis Elizabeth FUNK JENTZEN, 88, died at 4:21 a.m. today at Alden Lakeland Nursing Center, Chicago.  She was formerly of Akron.

                Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.


Irene Latimer

Oct. 10, 1909 - Jan. 5, 1992

                Irene LATIMER, 82, Life Care Center, died at 6 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born in Armstrong, Ill., to Rhinhart and Eliza May MOFFETT WERNIGK.  She was formerly of Logansport and Twelve Mile.  On May 7, 1961 at Piggot, Ark., she married William LATIMER, who died Aug. 7, 1984.  She attended Whippoorwill Community Church.

                Surviving is a sister, Margaret WERNIGK.  Preceding in death were three brothers, Milton, Edward and Charles WERNIGK.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with Pastor John ANDREWS officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Irene M. Boganwright

Jan. 28, 1910 - Jan. 3, 1992

                Services were to be at 1 p.m. today at King Memorial Home, Mentone, for Irene M. BOGANWRIGHT, 81, Warsaw.

                The Rev. James SLUSS was to officiate and burial was to be in the Mentone Cemetery.

                Mrs. Boganwright died at 11:18 p.m. Friday at Goshen General Hospital.  She was born in Tippecanoe to Velorus and Almyra HARDING FISHER.  She moved from Mentone to Warsaw about 20 years ago.  In 1938 in Bourbon she married John D. BOGANWRIGHT, who died Dec. 25, 1981.  She formerly owned and operated the Broadway Tavern in Mentone.

                Surviving are a daughter, Betty BROUWER, Fort Wayne; a son, Dale THOMPSON, North Webster; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Annabelle RICHARDSON, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.

 

William H. Greer

Aug. 28, 1928 - Jan. 5, 1992

                William H. “Billy” GREER, 63, Plymouth, died at 2 a.m. Sunday at his home following a brief illness.

                He was born in Rochester to Bert and Charlotte HATTERY GREER.  He moved to Plymouth in 941.  He was a foundry worker.

                Surviving are three sisters, Mabel GOOD, Rochester; Margaret CARR, Culver, and Georgia KERN, Upland; two brothers, Robert GREER and Marvin MOORE, both of Plymouth, and an aunt.  Preceding in death were a sister, Rosemary GREER, and four brothers, Fredrick GREER, Edward GREER, Byron GREER and John MOORE.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Johnson Funeral Home, Plymouth, with the Rev. Richard GEORGE officiating.  Burial will be in the Hoover Cemetery, Athens.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Leora A. Downs

Jan. 18, 1908 - Jan. 3, 1992

                Services were to be at 3 p.m. today at the Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, for Leora A. “Betty” DOWNS, 83, Plymouth.

                Pastor Byron HENBEST was to officiate and burial was to be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

                Mrs. Downs died at 5:10 p.m. Friday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.  She had been in failing health for two years.


William A. Ault

                State police told The Sentinel this morning they believe that “motives other than the occult” are involved in the “satanic ritual” death of a Rochester man.

                The dismembered body of the victim, William Anthony “Tony” AULT, 21, whose home address is in the 1200 block of Elm Street, was found in a DeKalb County farm field Dec. 13.

                Police have established that he was murdered on Sept. 26, said Officer Rick DINEHART of the information office of the state police post in Fort Wayne.

                A tip led officers to the scene, Dinehart said.

                On Fridaty, DeKalb Circuit Court in Auburn unsealed court papers that were filed on Dec. 30 in which two men were charged in connection with the death.

                The papers had been held secret while police tried to find other suspects in the case, Dinehart said.

                DeKalb County Prosecutor, Monte BROWN, said he would seek the death penalty against Jimmie Lee PENICK, 24, Shelbyville.  Also charged, with conspiracy to commit murder, was Mark Edward GOODWIN, 20, Indianapolis.

                Penick is held without bond.

                State police said that Penick, Goodwin, Ault and several other persons were in Auburn working for an amusement company at the DeKalb County Fall Free Fair when the murder took place.

                The suspects took Ault to the farm field and “killed him as part of a satanic ritual,” police said.  However, officers said this morning that further investigation has led them to believe that the motives for killing Ault were “other than the occult.”

                Police said they learned of the murdern when Mark Edward GOODWIN’s father, William GOODWIN, told them by telephone on Dec. 12 that his son had witnessed the murder of a man in DeKalb County as part of a satanic sacrifice.

                Dinehart said that police believe the other suspects no longer are in northeastern Indiana.

                Auburn is about 27 miles north of Fort Wayne, just off Interstate 69.

 

Tuesday, January 7, 1992

 

Hyburnis E. Jentzen

April 10, 1903 = Jan. 6, 1992

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, for Hyburnis Elizabeth FUNK JENTZEN, 88, Chicago.

                The Rev. Robert LOUGHEED will officiate and burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday.

                Mrs. Jentzen died at 4:21 a.m. Monday at Lakeland Nursing Center, Chicago.  She was born in Fulton County to Cary H. and Bessie E. DALTON FUNK, and moved to Chicago from Akron about 60 years ago.  She was married to Edward C. JENTZEN, who died Nov. 24, 1955.

                Surviving are her step-mother, Lucile FUNK, Fulton; six half-sisters, Elma SWIHART and Isabelle KAMP, both of Akron; Martha SCHULTZ and Rose HABBAGER, both of Texas; Helen Sue QUINTANILLA, Wabash, and Judith Ann SHOCKEY, Twelve Mile, and four half-brothers, Arthur W. FUNK, Fulton, and James H. FUNK, Robert E. FUNK and Hugh M. FUNK, all of Rochester.


Devane Felts

June 30, 1902 - Jan. 4, 1992

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, for Devane “Babe” FELTS, 89, Rt. 2, Rochester.

                The Rev. John RAMSEY will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today.  Masonic ervices will be at 7 p.m. and Odd Fellows services will be at 7:30 p.m. tonight.  Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church.

                Mr. Felts died at 6:52 p.m. Saturday at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.  He had been ill for several months.  He was born in Rochester to Charles L. and Catherine VanMETER FELTS.  He was a lifetime area resident until moving to the retirement community on Aug. 12.  On Nov. 24, 1927 in Rochester he married Wilma L. KOCHENDERFER, who surives.  He was a retired farmer.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Odd Fellows Lodge, the First Presbyterian Church and was a past patron of the Eastern Star, all of Rochester; the Scottish Rite of South Bend, and the Mizpah Shrine of Fort Wayne.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Susan A. WILLIAMS, San Diego, Calif.; a son, H. Kenneth [FELTS], San Diego; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were two brothers, Howard [FELTS], in 1972, and Dale [FELTS], in 1974.

 

Wednesday, January 8, 1992

 

Charles W. Reser

Nov. 22, 1923 - Jan. 7, 1992

                Charles W. RESER, 68, of 228 Pontiac St., died at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Veteran’s Hospital, Fort Wayne.  He had been ill for one year.

                He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to James W. and Marie THORNTON RESER.  He moved from Laurelton, N.Y., to Rochesrter in June 1951.  On Dec. 1, 1946 in Elkton, Mc., he married Frances M. HOLZ, who survives.  He was retired from and was the former owner of Reser Concrete Inc.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theater.  He was a member and past commander of the Rochester American Legion.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Gene (Janet) NOWICKI, South Bend; two sons, Brian [RESER], South Bend, and Kevin [RESER], Mishawaka; eleven grandchildren, and two sisters, Laurice WAGNER, Oceanside, N.Y., and Carol RESER, Long Island, N.Y.  Preceding in death were a daughter, Diane CHAFFART, in 1983, and a brother, James [RESER].

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with Pastor James KREFT officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with military rites and graveside services by the American legion.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Fund or Home Health Care.

 

Gretchen L. Leininger

                Gretchen L. LEININGER, 91, a resident of the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin who formerly lived in Akron, died at 12:30 a.m. today at Johnson Memorial Hospital, Franklin.

                Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.


Rose B. Sheane

Aug. 8, 1905 - Jan. 7, 1992

                Rose B. SHEANE, 86, who lived the past year with her daughter, Alice PLANTZ, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at 11 p.m. Tuesday at the Rochester Nursing Home, where she had been a resident since Dec. 21.  She was formerly of 1416 Jefferson St.

                She was born near Monterey to Elwood and Mary TAYLOR COPELAND, and moved here from Chicago 25 years ago.  On Jan. 21, 1925 in Crown Point she married Frederick H. SHEANE, who died Oct. 12, 1970.  She had been employed by the Continental Bank in Chicago and also was a practical nurse.  She was a member of the Rochester Trinity United Methodist Church, the Morning Glory Circle of the church and AARP.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Alice) PLANTZ, Rt. 1, Kewanna, and Mrs. Richard (Muriel) VERHAEGHE, Ellenton, Fla.; seven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Emma NORMAN, Monterey, and Madeline GILCHRIST, Winamac.  Preceding in death were seven sisters and three brothers.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Fuster & Good Funeral home, Rochester, with the Rev. Carl RICKS officiating.  Burial will be in the Lake Bruce Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and after 1 p.m. Friday.

 

Thursday, January 9, 1992

 

Gretchen L. Leininger

Nov. 18, 1900 - Jan. 8, 1992

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, for Gretchen L. LEININGER, 91, Indiana Masonic Home, Franklin.

                The Rev. Merlyn COX will officiate and burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-5 and 6-8 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

                Mrs. Leininger died at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday in Johnson Memorial Hospital, Franklin.  She was formerly of Akron.  She was born in Winamac to Carl and Elma WINES PASCHALL.  On Nov. 23, 1922 in Rochester she married Ralph LEININGER, who died Feb. 24, 1974.  She was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star.

                Surviving are a son, Byron [LEININGER], Akron; four grandchildren, Ann DIETRICH, Mary Beth WALLACE, Todd LEININGER and Greg LEININGER, and two great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were a son, Robert [LEININGER], and a grandson, Scott [LEININGER].


Corey A. Smith

May 29, 1970 - Jan. 7, 1992

                Corey A. SMITH, 21, Rt. 1, Box 144, Mentone, (Palestine), died unexpectedly of natural causes at 6:29 p.m. Tuesday in the emergency room at Kosciusko Community Hospital.

                He was born in Rochester and was a lifetime area resident.  His parents are Dave and Diane McCLONE O’BRIEN.  He worked for Lawnrangers of Warsaw.  He was a 1989 graduate of Tippecanoe Valley High School, where he played on the football team.

                Surviving are his parents, Dave and Diane O’BRIEN, Rt. 1, Mentone; a brother, Kegan O’BRIEN, at home; two sisters, Lindsay and Ashley O’BRIEN, both at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob McCLONE, Mentone, and Mary Belle SELLERS, Palestine, and the paternal grandfather, James O’BRIEN, Silver Lake.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Revs. Don POYSER and Doug JOHNS officiating.  Burial wil be in the Palestine Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Neva L. Stackhouse

Feb. 5, 1919 - Jan. 9, 1992

                Neva Lorene STACKHOUSE, 72, Hoffman Lake, Warsaw, died at 8:32 p.m. Wednesday at her home, following a lengthy illness.

                She was born in Fulton County to Russell and Jesse LANDIS PAXTON.  She had lived at Hoffman Lake for 12 years.  On Nov. 11, 1939 she married Wilbur J. STACKHOUSE, who survives.  She was a member of the Country Church of Bourbon and was especialy interested in missions.

                Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Marie) LEMLER, Bourvbon, and Joy CHENOWETH, Columbia City; a son, James [STACKHOUSE], Peru; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Fred (Charlotte) KEESEY and Mrs. Ralph (Edna) CURTIS, both of Rochester; Mrs. Gail (Freda) GEIGER, Greenwood, and Bonnie GERBER, North Manchester, and four brothers, James PAXTON, Silver Lake, and Edward PAXTON, Earl “Bud” PAXTON, and Larry PAXTON, all of Rochester.  Preceding in death was a brother, Harold [PAXTON].

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Country Church of Bourbon with the Revs. David GOULD and Robert KLATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Stony Point Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at the Deaton Funeral Home, Bourbon, and after 10 a.m. Saurday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Country Church Missions Programs.


Neva M. Sink

Jan. 8, 1896 - Jan. 9, 1992

                Neva Marie SINK, 96, formerly of Galveston, died at 8:20 a.m. today at Chase Convalescent Center.

                She was born in Young America to Charley M. and Catherine F. SPRINKLE HYMAN.  She was a former Fulton resident.  On Sept. 10, 1913 in Young America she married Wayne BECK, who preceded in death.  In 1953 she married Lee ASHBY, who preceded in death.  In 1971 she married Russell SINK, who preceded in death.  She was a member of the Center United Methodist Church, the Deer Creek Township E.H. Club and the Young America Pythian Sisters.

                Surviving are three daughters, Jeanne GARDNER, Camden; Phyllis SIMPSON, Galveston, and Jane Marie BELL, Logansport; a son, Clive Hyman BECK, Camden; two step-sons, Robert ASHBY, Bringhurst and William ASHBY, Logansport; twelve grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; four great-reat-grandchildren, and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were a daugher, a great-grandson, two brothers and a step-daughter.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Center United Methodist Church with the Rev. David L. ABEL officiating.  Burial will be in the EUB Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, and after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Center United Methodist Church.

 

Friday, January 10, 1992

 

Robert C. Overmyer

Aug. 15, 1916 - Jan. 9, 1992

                Robert C. OVERMYER, 75, Lucas St., died at 8 a.m. Thursday at his home following a lengthy ilness.

                He was born in Rochester to Charles C. and Ruby E LOUGH OVERMYER.  On Oct. 19, 1941 in Fort Wayne he married Katherine RILEY, who survives.  He was self-employed and had formerly owned and operated Overmyer Produce Company in Rochester, from which he trtired in 1960.  He was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. Lodge and the Trinity United Methodist Church.

                Surviving with his wife are three sisters, Mrs. Lloyd (Florence) BEEHLER, Rochester; Henrietta GARVEY, South Bend, and Mrs. Herschel (Harriett) ROBERTS, Anaheim, Calif., and a brother, James B. OVERMYER, Punta Gorda, Fla.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Carl RICKS officiating.  Burial wil be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Saturday; the Odd Fellows will conduct a 7:30 p.m. service.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Trinity United Methodist Church.

 

Catherine L. VanLue

Jan. 10, 1903 - Jan. 10, 1992

                Catherine L. VanLUE, 89, of 1100 Jackson Blvd, died at 3:35 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


Saturday, January 11, 1992

 

Catherine L. VanLue

Jan. 10, 1903 - Jan. 10, 1992

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, for Catherine L. VanLUE, 91, of 1100 Jackson Blvd.

                The Rev. C. Allan HAZEN will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Athens.  Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Mt. Hope Cemetery.

                Mrs. VanLue died at 3:35 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital following several months of illness.

                She was born in Miami County to Ulysses and Rosalee GINN PERSONETT.  She was a lifetime Fulton County resident.  On Feb. 25, 1922 she married Ralph D. ROWE, who died Aug. 23, 1937.  In 1938 she married Mark VanLUE, who died in 1963.  She was a member of the Rocheter First Christian Church.

                Surviving are three daghters, Jane WELLS, Syracuse; Mrs. Charles (Nancy) DENTON, San Bernardino, Calif., and Mrs. Don (Charlotte) JOHNSON, Elmhurst; fourteen grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were a daughter, Sandra WALGAMUTH, in April 1987; a son, George ROWE, in June 1933, and two brothers, Kenneth PERSONETT and Mur PERSONETT.

 

Monday, January 13, 1992

 

Maude Buckmaster

April 5, 1905 - Jan. 11, 1992

                Maude BUCKMASTER, 86, of 1108 Madison St., died at 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient for 11 days.

                She was born in Rochester to William and Elizabeth MANNING SANDERS, and had resided most of her life in this community.  In 1922 she married Wayne H. COOK, who preceded in death.  On Dec. 8, 1958 she married Willard BUCKMASTER, who died June 30, 1968.  She was a former employee of the Torx Corporation and of the Rochester Nursing Home.

                Surviving are a son, Joe W. [BUCKMASTER], San Jose, Calif.; three granddaughters, Cynthia GIBSON and Amanda MUSCOLO, both of San Jose, and Marcia BRONSON, Salem, Ore., and a great-grandson, Matthew MUSCOLO, San Jose.  Preceding in death were two sisters, Bess ZIMMERMAN and Ruth BRYANT, and four brothers, Del, Vern, John and Marion [SANDERS].

                Services will ve at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rocheter, with the Rev. C. Allan HAZEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.

 

Roy W. Kestner

April 19, 1898 - Jan. 13, 1992

                Former Rochester resident Roy W. KESTNER, 93, Sarasota, Fla., died at 4:10 a.m. today in Sarasota.

                Services are tentatively set dor Satuday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


Geraldine L. Prater

Feb. 2, 1940 - Jan. 10, 1992

                Geraldine L. PRATER, 51, of 118 Main St., died at 9 p.m. Friday at Life Care Center.

                She was born in Whitley County to Estel and Beulah SHRIVER ENGLE.  She moved from Mentone to Rochester three years ago.  She had formerly worked at Kralis Brothers in Mentone.  She was a member of the Packerton Freewill Baptist Church.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Jessie (Theresa) OUSLEY, Akron; Juanita K. PRATER, Rochester; a son, Willard “Bucky” PRATER, Yellow Creek Lake; six grandchildren; her mother, Beulah ENGLE, Akron, and two sisters, Mrs. Ben (Louise) MEADE, Palestine, and Mrs. Kenneth (Shirley) GOBLE, Silver Lake.  Preceding in death were a son and three grandchidren.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Chad BURKHART officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after      2 p.m. today.

 

Tuesday, January 14, 1992

 

Janet S. Simmons

Nov. 7, 1934 - Jan. 13, 1992

                Janet Sue SIMMONS, 57, of 2803 Barrett Road, died at 7:50 a.m. today at Life Care Center.

                She was born in Hartford City to Herbert S. and Helen C. BRECOUNT FRAHM.  On June 27, 1953 in Hartford City she married Kenneth L. SIMMONS, who survives.  She moved from Blackford County to Rochester in 1989.  She was a former member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Hartford City and the Grace Lutheran Church in Gas City.

                Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Tricia) TATE, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Eric (Cristy) VanHORN, Hartford City; a son, Kevin L. [SIMMONS], Chicago; three grandchildren; three sisters, Jean FRAHM, North Manchester; Joyce MUSSELMAN, Hartford City, and Billie WALTON, Salenis, Calif., and a brother, Charles FRAHM, Tucson, Ariz.  Preceding in death were three brothers, Dick, Robert and Herbert FRAHM.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Keplinger Funeral Home, 500 N. High St., Hartford City, with the Rev. Paul BORG officiating.  Burial will be in the Hartford Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-5 and 6-9 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1458 North 100 E, Hartford City, IN 47348.  Local arrangements are handled by Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Billie Barlow

                Billie BARLOW, 72, Winamac, died at 12:37 a.m. today at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

                Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.


Wednesday, January 15, 1992

 

Benjamin  P. Faught

July 17, 1975 - Jan. 14, 1992

                A 16-year-old Akron youth died Tuesday afternoon in an automobile-truck accident on Indiana 14.

                Police said Benjamin FAUGHT, 16, Akron, died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident, which was reported to police at 4:37 p.m. Tuesday.  They said the westbound Faught was passing another vehicle on Indiana 14, about 3 1/2 miles west of Akron, when he lost control and was struck broadside by an oncoming semi-truck.  Faught was thrown out of the vehicle, police reported.

                Fulton County deputy coroner Ed WENRICK said Faught died immediately from massive internal injuries.

                The driver o the semi, Robert FLEISCHER, 45, Huntertown, was not injured.

                Faught was Fulton County’s first traffic fatality of 1992.

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                Benjamin P. FAUGHT, 16, of 408 E. Walnut St., Akron, was dead on arrival at 4:55 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital of injuries sustained in a traffic accident on Indiana 14 at County Road 800 East.

                He was born in Logansport to Richard L. and Candace CONVERSE FAUGHT.  He moved from Rochester to Akron 15 years ago.  He worked at the Streamliner Junction Rstaurant and was a sophomore at Tippecanoe Valley High School.  He was a member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of North Manchester and its youth group.

                Surviving are his parents, Richard and Candace FAUGHT, Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Kevin (Cathryn) OGLE, Rochester, and Becky FAUGHT, at home the paternal grandparents, Leon ands Madelyn FAUGHT, Akron, and aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins, and his extended family.  Preceding in death were the maternal grandparents, Albert and Mary CONVERSE.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with Pastor Paul BORG officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and   6-8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday.

 

Mary K. Bower

May 21, 1925 - Jan. 14, 1992

                Mary K. BOWER, 66, Warsaw, died at 12:20 a.m. Tuesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

                She was born in Fulton County to Artie and Emma WALTERS.  She lived most of her life in Warsaw.  On Jan. 26, 1945 she married Lawrence BOWER.

                Surviving are two sons, Keith [BOWER], Columbia City, and Charles [BOWER], Dunlap; two granddaughters, three sisters, Pearl KEPLINGER, Pierceton; Mrs. Hubert (Bertha) DAVIS, Rochester, and Donna Jean MARTIN, address unknown.  Preceding in death were a daughter, Penny [BOWER], and two brothers.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, with the Rev. Lester YOUNG officiating.  Burial will be in the Nichols Cemetery, Mentone.  Friends may call from   4-8 p.m today.


Roy Kestner

April 19, 1898 - Jan. 13, 1992

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, for Roy W. KESTNER, 93, Sarasota, Fla.

                The Rev. Jack HARTMAN will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 10 a.m. Saturday.

                Mr. Kestner died at 4:10 a.m. Monday in Sarasota.  He was born in Fulton County to Albertus and Ida THOMPSON KESTNER.  On March 4, 1924 in St. Joseph, Mich., he married Florence Lenore MULLICAN, who died Dec. 7, 1968.  He was retired as an electrician for the Studebaker Corporation in South Bend.  He was a member of the United Auto Workers.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Rosemary) KAUFFMAN, Sarasota, and Mrs. Earl (Genevieve) THURSTON, Warsaw; two sons, Malcolm [KESTNER], Englewood, Fla., and Charles [KESTNER], Lake Worth, Fla.; ten grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren.

 

Billie J. Barlow

Dec. 25, 1919 - Jan. 14, 1992

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, for Bilie J. BARLOW, 72, Rt. 1, Winamac.

                The Rev. Danny HONEYCUTT will officiate and burial will be in the Winamac Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. today.

                Mr. Barlow died at 12:37 a.m. Tuesday in Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.  He was born in McElroy, Tenn., to Dewitt C. and Ollie SPARKS BARLOW.  On April 12, 1974 he married Betty A. HILT NAPIER, who survives.  He was a retired cab driver for the City Cab Company of the House of Preyer Church in Akron.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughrers, Emma SMITH, Winamac, and Thelma LOCKRIDGE, Kewanna; two sons, Floyd LOCKRIDGE, Rochester, and Charles LOCKRIDGE,Vincennes; seven grandchildren; a sister, Fannie DENTON, Doyle, Tenn., and two brothers, James and George BARLOW, both of Doyle  Preceding in death were a grandchild and a brother.

 

Robert V. Teeter

Nov. 18, 1922 - Jan. 14, 1992

                Robert V. TEETER, 69, of 2323 Water View Drive, died at 10:35 a.m. Tuesday at Community Hospital, Indianaolis.  He had been in failing health for a year.

                He was born in Fulton County to Vincent and Anna Fern SIBERT TEETER.  On Nov. 15, 1942 at Silver Lake he married Lois M. GEARHART, who died Oct. 26, 1991.  He was retired from Inland Steel, East Chicago, and also had worked as a guard for Reese Security.  He was a member of the Scottish Rite of South Bend, the Eastern Star and the Rochester Masonic Lodge, of which he had served as secretary.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Donna) KOEBCKE, and Mrs. Gregory (Judy) COLLINS, both of Kewanna; two sons, William [TEETER], Madison, Wis., and James [TEETER], Bluffton; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Dorothy) SCHERER, Coloma, Mich., and Mrs. Loy (Ruth) FISHER, Hartford, Mich.  Preceding in death was a brother, Raymond [TEETER].

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Rochester, with Pastor Lowell BURRUS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Thursday.  Masonic services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


Lloyd W. Clevenger

May 13, 1909 - Jan. 15, 1992

                Lloyd W. CLEVENGER, 82, of 1205 Jackson Blvd., (formerly of Schoolview Addition) died at 1:06 a.m. today shortly after arrival at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born in Arthur, Ill., to Fannie SOMMERS.  He moved here from Howard County in 1953.  On Jan. 10, 1931 in Greentown he married Neva B. McQUISTON, who survives.  He was a retired farmer.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Roger (Janet Sue) GRAHAM, Westfield, and Mrs. Ed (Wanita Carol) SRIVER, Rochester; a son, James [CLEVENGER], Rochester ten grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Russell (Okla) KAUFMAN, Urbana, and three brothers, Clyde SOMMERS, McGrawsville; Everett SOMMERS, Lagro, and Ernest SOMMERS, Kokomo.  Preceding in death was a grandson.

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

 

Thursday, January 16, 1992

 

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Friday, January 17, 1992

 

Erma M. O’Dell

Nov. 10, 1915 - Jan. 15, 1992

                Erma Mae O’DELL, 76, Four Seasons Mobile Home Estates, died at 3:52 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, where she had been a patient for three days.

                She was born in Fulton County to Clayton and Luella ALDERFER FLETCHER.  She lived in Fulton County most of her life, except for 14 years in Mishawaka.  On Jan. 6, 1934 near Culver she married Donald “Butch” O’DELL, who died Jan. 5, 1971.  She retired in 1975 from Hart Schaffner & Marx.  She was a graduate of the former Richland Center High School, and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the Ladies of the Moose, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gene (Patty) ROWE, Argos; three sons, Darrell and Wade [O’DELL], both of Argos, and Gary [O’DELL], Mishawaka fifteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Edward (June) POLLEY, Rochester.  Preceding in death were three grown sisters, Ruth DURKES, Evadeen DAVIS and Lucille REDINGER, and an infant sister.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Carl RICKS officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Saturday.


Julia H. Fagan

May 29, 1904 - Jan. 16, 1992

                Julia H. FAGAN, 87, Star City, died at 4:25 a.m. Thursday at Life Care Center.

                She was born in Star City to John C and Bertha REED PHILLIPS.  She lived all her life in Pulasi County.  On Jan. 2, 1948 in Logansport she married William S. FAGAN, who died May 7, 1983.  She was a retired school teacher, having taught in Star City, Headlee, and for the Winamac School Corporation.  She was a member of the Star City United Methodist Church, Pulaski County Teachers Association, Indiana Retired Teachers Association, Beta Club, Book Club, DAR, Colonial Dames, American Legion Auxiliary and Pulaski Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.  She was a former part-owner of the Star City Elevator.  She was a graduate of the Blakers School and attended Columbia and Ball State universities.

                Surviving are nieces and nephews including Maurine SMITH of Rochester.  Preceding in death were three sisters and five brothers.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Star City United Methodist Church with Pastor Scott MOSS officiating.  Burial will be in the Star City I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after noon Saturday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Pulaski County Library or to the church.

 

Mark D. Mitchell Jr.

April 25, 1917 - Jan. 15, 1992

                Mark Dee MITCHELL Jr., 74, Atwood, a winter resident of Ft. Pierce, Fla., died Wednesday of a massive heart attack in Ft. Pierce.

                He was a native of Huntington.  He retired in 1979 as president of the First National Bank of Wabash.  He was a Navy veteran of World War I, and a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church and the American Legion, VFW, Masonic Lodge, Shrine Club and Scottish Rite, all of Wabash.

                Surviving are his wife, Mary Louise RUYLE MITCHELL; two sons, Richard A. [MITCHELL], Rochester, and Bill L. [MITCHELL], Peru; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a brother, Henry MITCHELL, Leesvburg.

                Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Otterbein United Methodist Church, Atwood, with Pastor Doug DAVIES officiating.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Wabash.  The Haisley-Hobbs Funeral Home, Ft. Pierce, was in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may e made to the American Heart Association or a church of one’s choice through Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Saturday, January 18, 1992

 

Beatrice Chapman

                Mrs. William (Beatrice) CHAPMAN, 75, of 20170 S. Elm Road, Argos, died at 3:55 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


Fred A. Westwood

Jan. 15, 1903 - Jan. 18, 1992

                Longtime Rochester barber Fred A. WESTWOOD, 88, of 408 Ohio St., died at 3:25 a.m. today at Life Care Center, Rochester, where he had been a patient since Dec. 27.

                He was born Jan. 15, 1903 in Fulton County to James and Tressa BLOOM WESTWOOD, and had lived all his life in this community.  On June 30, 1926 he married Ruth S. SHUMAN in Rochester.  She died May 26, 1990.  Mr. Westwood had owned and operated the Westwood Barber Shop at 112 E. Eighth St., since 1923.  He was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F., the Izaak Walton League of Rochester and the Fulton County Coonhunters Association.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Karen) WINTERROWD, Rochester; a son,  Randall WESTWOOD, Lakeland, Fla.; six grandchildren, Mrs. Richard (Julie) CAUDLE, Mrs. Andrew (Jennifer) ADAMS, Ms. Jody WINTERROWD and Jeff WINTERROWD, all of Rochester; Mrs. Lyle (Susan) FRANZEN, Tampa, Fla., and Mrs. Rich (Jill) SOWDER, Carmel; five great-grandchildren, and three great-great-granchildren.  He was preceded in death by five sisters, Flora MADARY, Edith YARTER, Nellie WAGONER, Mollie COLEMAN and Ruth WOOD, and four brothers, Benjamin, Thomas, John and Robert [WESTWOOD].

                Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Carl RICKS officiating.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church.

 

Robert W. Troutman

Aug. 9, 1919 - Jan. 17, 1992

                Robert W. TROUTMAN, 72, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died Friday at Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

                He was born Aug. 9, 1919 in Kewanna to Olvyn and Mabel GARMAN TROUTMAN.  On Aug. 22, 1943 he married Irene M. BOTHWELL in Kewanna.  She survives.  Mr. Troutman was a 1937 graduate of Kewanna High School and a graduate of Purdue University.  He was a retired farmer, and was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ and the Logansport Iron Horseman Barber Shop Chorus, was the chairman of the Mill Creek Conservancy District of Fulton County, commander of the Kewanna American Legion, chairman of the Kewanna I.O.O.F.-Citizens Cemetery Association and a veteran of the World War II Army Air Corps.

                Surviving with his wife are four sons, Kenneth [TROUTMAN], Logansport; Keith [TROUTMAN], Cicero; Gary [TROUTMAN], Kewanna, and Philip [TROUTMAN], Quinton, Va.; a brother, Donald W. [TROUTMAN], Kewanna; a sister, Phylis BUSKIRK, Logansport, and nine grandchildren.

                Rites are pending at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.


Jeanne M. Bird

Feb. 27, 1901 - Jan. 17, 1992

                Jeanne M. BIRD, 90, Leiters Ford, died at 8:35 a.m. Friday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, winamac.

                She was born in Fulton County to John and Millie PHILLIPS FALL.  A former Royal Center resident, she married John M. BIRD on March 21, 1934; he died Feb. 15, 1964.  She was a retired attendant at Logansport State Hospital.  She was a member of the Royal Center Crooked Creek Christian Church and the Logansport VFW Auxiliary.

                Surviving are two daughters, Eileen ROBBINS, Valparaiso, and Faithe CRULL, Leiters Ford; two sons, Ralph MOYER, Royal Center, and Dale MOYER, Logansport; twelve grandchildren, and several great grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were a sister and two brothers.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Royal Center Cemetery.  The Rev. Doug BARBER will officiate.  There is no visitation.  Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Richard G. Secor

June 25, 1916 - Jan. 16, 1992

                Richard Glenwood SECOR, 75, Warsaw, died at 5:47 p.m. Thursday at Kosciusko Community Hospital.

                He was born in Burket to Samuel D. and Treva M. TUCKER SECOR, and resided all his life in the Burket and Warsaw areas.  On June 10, 1977 he married Lillian HARRIS.  He was retired after 41 years as a heavy equipment operator for the Kosciusko County Highway Department.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Glenda) AUSBAUGH, Mays, and Mrs. Joseph (Barbara) WHITE, Warsaw; a son, Gary [SECOR], Lewisville; six grandchildren; four sisters, Margaret BABCOCK, Warsaw; Mrs. Howard (Maxine) YOUNG, Tucson, Ariz.; Doris COX, Warsaw, and Mrs. Gordon (Jacie) BENDER, Goshen, and three brothers, David [SECOR], Cascade, Md.; Charles [SECOR], Waynesboro, Pa., ad Gordon [SECOR], Leesburg.

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

 

Monday, January 20, 1992

 

Robert W. Troutman

Aug. 9, 1919 - Jan. 17, 1992

                Services were to be at 1:30 p.m. today in the Kewanna Church of Christ for Robert W. TROUTMAN, 72, Rt. 2, Kewanna.

                The Revs. Tim ROHRBACHER and Ron PRILLIMAN were to officiate, and burial was to be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

                Mr. Troutman died at 9 p.m. Friday in Memorial Hospital, Logansport.


Brittany Ann Walsh

Dec. 22, 1990 - Jan. 17, 1992

                Brittany Ann WALSH, 13 months, died at 11:45 a.m. Friday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

                Born in Rochester, she was the daughter of Thomas R. and Kristy K. CUNNINGHAM WALSH, Rt. 2, Kewanna.

                Surviving with her parents, are a brother, Brian [WALSH], and a sister, Tabetha [WALSH], both at home; the maternal grandparents, Glen L. CUNNINGHAM Sr., Tampa, Fla., and Rebecca A. CUNNINGHAM, Leiters Ford; the paternal grandmother, Louise STEVENS, Hamlet; the maternal great-grandfather, John L. CUNNINGHAM Sr., Logansport, and the paternal great-grandmother, Lydia STIGAL, Hamlet.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with Father Frank KILCLINE officiating.  Burial will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. today.

 

Ralph W. Conaway

Nov. 8, 1910 - Jan. 18, 1992

                Ralph W. CONAWAY, 81, Michigan City, died at 10:15 p.m. Saturday at his home.

                He was born in Rochester to George E. and Hazel McCLURE CONAWAY.  On April 24, 1938 in Rochester he married Dola TAYLOR, who surives.  He retired after 40 years as a clerk for the Norfolk & Western Railroad.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where he had been an usher and trustee.  He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite of South Bend, the Orak Shrine Temple, the Orak Oriental Band and the Elks Lodge.  He was a former advisor of the Rainbow Girls and was active in church youth groups.

                Surviving are a daughter, Kay HINSHAW, Indianapolis; a son, Phillip [CONAWAY], LaPorte, and five grandchildren.  Preceding in death was a brother, Joseph [CONAWAY].

                Services will be at 11 a.m. CST Wednesday (noon EST) at the First United Methodist church, seventh and Pine streets, Michigan City, with the Rev. Phil EMERSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Chapel of Chimes Mausoleum, Swan Lake Memorial Gardens, Michigan City.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. CST (3-6 and -8-10 p.m. EST) Tuesday at the Root Funeral Home, 312 E. Seventh St, Michigan City, and after 10 a.m CST (11 a.m. EST) Wednesday at the church.  There will be a Masonic Memorial service at 7:30 p.m. CST (8:30 p.m. EST) Tuesday in the Root Chapel.  Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, the Shriner’s Crippled Childrens Hospital or the Visiting Nurses Association of LaPorte County.


Beatrice A. Chapman

May 2, 1916 - Jan. 18, 1982

                Beatrice A. CHAPMAN, 75, of 20170 S. Elm Road, Tippecanoe, died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient for two weeks.

                She was born near Inwood in Marshall County to William and Cora PARKS STEPHENSON.  On Dec. 28, 1935 near Inwood she married William J. CHAPMAN, who survives.  She was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.

                Surviving with her husband are a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Ruth E.) SWIHART, Tippecanoe; two sons, Lowell E. [CHAPMAN], Nappanee, and Harold D. [CHAPMAN], Huston, Texas; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a brother, Paul STEPHENSON, Argos, and nieces and nephews.  Perceding in death were a grandson, Keith SWIHART, in 1988, and a brother, Arthur [STEPHENSON].

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren with Pastor Wilbur FISCHER and the Rev. Ammon WENGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Tippecanoe or Argos EMS.

 

Elizabeth Stephenson

Nov. 17, 1903 - Jan. 18, 1992

                Elizabeth STEPHENSON, 88, of 106 S. Maple St., Argos, died at 6:15 p.m. Saturday at her home.  She had been in failing health for three months.

                She was born in Argos to John W. and Harriett STEVENS DRAKE.  She lived most of her life in the Argos community.  She spent the last 22 winters in Lehigh Acres, Fla.  On June 28, 1928 in Argos she married Madison F. STEPHENSON, who survives.  She was a retired Latin and English teacher and had taught in the Culver and Argos schools.  She was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church.  She graduated from Argos High School in 1921 and from Indiana University in 1925.  She was a member of the Indiana State Teachers Association, the DAR, the Eastern Star, the Argos Progress Club, the American Association of University Women and the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority.

                Surviving with her husband are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Betty) KNOTH, San Diego, Calif.; a son, John M. [STEPHENSON], Granger; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Donald LACEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 1 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Argos United Methodist Church.


D. Hugh Wildermuth

June 6, 1912 - Jan. 18, 1992

                Former Akron resident D. Hugh WILDERMUTH, 79, Rt. 1, Mulberry, died at 7:45 p.m. Saturday at Home Hospital, Lafayette, following six weeks of illness.

                He was born in Fulton County to Solomon Ray and Iona Rae BLACKETOR WILDERMUTH.  He moved from Akron to Mulberry in 1990.  On May 20, 1936 in Akron he married Annetta MARSH, who survives.  He had been a farmer and had worked through Purdue University for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.  He had also been a tax preparer for 15 years.  He had been a member of the Akron Church of God and the Akron Lions Club, and was a member of the Mulberry Trinity United Church of Christ and the Mulberry Community Club.  A 1930 graduate of Akron High School, he had attended Taylor and Purdue Universities.

                Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Mr. Keith (Wanda) SMITH, Frankfort; Anne McKIMMY, Portage, Mich., and Mrs. Charles (Virginia) BATES, Franklin, W Va.; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. William (Edith) DRISCOLL, Dublin, Ohio, and a brother, Joseph WILDERMUTH, Akron.  Preceding in death were a son and a brother.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Akron Church of God with Dr. Charles JENNINGS and pastors James MALBONE and Matthew WILLIAMS officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, and after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Akron Church of God or the Mulberry Trinity United Church of Christ.

 

Mabel Cook

Dec. 19, 1907 - Jan. 19, 1992

                Mabel COOK, 84, formerly of Twelve Mile, died at 9 a.m. Sunday at Miller’s Marry Manor, Peru.

                She was born in Adams Township of Miami County to Joseph R. and Mirttie WOODHOUSE MURDEN.  On Sept. 23, 1944 she married Chauncie COOK, who died Aug. 17, 1958.  She retired in 1968 from the Olin Corporation, Peru.  She was a member of the Twelve Mile United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are three daughters, Icel HULTZER, Logansport, and Ines NICODEMUS and Nine GLOVER, both of International Falls, Minn., and two nieces, Alta STUBER, Michigan City, and Lois HATHAWAY, Tampa, Fla.  Preceding in death were a step-son, a step-daughter, and three brothers, Marion, Lyman and Ralph MURDEN.

                Services will be at 2 p.m Wednesday at McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Mark METZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery, Twelve Mile.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday.


Catherine M. Carr

                Word has been received of the Jan. 11 death of Catherine M. CARR, 72, Burbank, Calif.

                Services were Jan. 14, at Eckerman-Heisman Funeral Service Chapel, Burbank.  Burial was in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Calif.

                Mrs. Carr was born in Rochester, and had lived the past 34 years in Burbank.  She was married to George W. CARR, who survives.  She was a past-president of the Women’s Auxiliary of South Bend, and a member of the Michiana Garrison of the Army-Navy Union of South Bend and the First United Methodist Church of Burbank.

                Surviving with her husband are four daughters, Shirley LETTENMAIER, Ontario, Calif.; Ginger DORMAN, Bakersfield, Calif.; Teyrl WOOLEY, Lancaster, Calif., and Pamela BAMMEL, Pleasanton, Calif.; fourteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; her mother, Clara KEESEY, Burbank; two brothers, Charles KEESEY, Paramount, Calif., and Deverl KEESEY, LaHabra Heights, Calif.

 

Carl M. Herrold

Sept. 6, 1909 - Jan. 20, 1992

                Carl M. HERROLD, 82, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at 5:55 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor, Logansport.

                He was born in Grass Creek to John W. and Pearl F. MILLER HERROLD.  On Sept. 7, 1930 he married Olive APT, who survives. He had been a life-long dairy farmer in Grass Creek before his retirement.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Grass Creek, a 50-year member of the Rochester Masonic Lodge, was a past-master of the former Kewanna Lodge, a charter member of the Grass Creek Lions Club, and a member of the South Bend and Fort Wayne Scottish Rites.  He was a former Wayne Township trustee and Fulton County commissioner and a former Grass Creek Cemetery trustee.  He attended the first agriculture winter course at Purdue University.  He was a 1927 graduate of Grass Creek High School.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, Bob and J.C. [HERROLD], both of Rt. 2, Kewanna; seven grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grass Creek United Methodist Church with the Rev. Don REED officiating.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, where there will be a    7 p.m. Masonic service, and after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

 

Tuesday, January 21, 1992

 

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Wednesday, January 22, 1992

 

Elmer I. Davis

Nov. 22, 1911 - Jan. 21, 1992

                Elmer I. DAVIS, 80, of 5093 Bullard St., North Court, Fla., died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at his home.  He moved from the Nyona Lake area to Florida 15 years ago.

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


Thursday, January 23, 1992

 

Phillip J. Ellis

                Warsaw, Ind. (AP) - A man accused of shooting a woman three times at her home near Warsaw has died of a self-inflicted wound, authorities said.

                Phillip Joe ELLIS, 29, of Akron, Ind., died at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne.

                Rose M. COTTON, 22, was in serious condition at Parkview with a bullet wound to her right temple and two to her neck.

                Ellis was a friend whom Cotton had met while both worked in Rochester, said Kosciusko County Sheriff C. Alan ROVENSTINE.

                “He probably had an obscession.  I can’t say it was reciprocated,” Rovenstine said.

                Ellis fled Cotton’s home Tuesday after shooting her and later led police on a chase in Fulton County before driving into a ditch and shooting himself in the temple, officials said.

                Allen County Coroner Phillip E. O’SHAUGHNESSY ruled Ellis’ death a suicide.

 

Carmen P. Colbert

May 29, 1907 - Jan. 21, 1992

                Carmen P. COLBERT, 84, Roann, died at 8:48 p.m. Tuesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, following a short illness.

                She was born in Roann to Charles and Edith WEBER POTTENGER and lived all her life there.  In 1941 in Boston, Mass., she married William R. COLBERT, who died May 18, 1970.  She was the owner/operator of Carmen Colbert Antiques in Roann and a dealer in art glass and fine art antiques.  She was a member of the Roann First Brethren Church.

                Surviving are a son, Charles KRISHER, Roann, and seven grandchildren.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Home, Roann, with the Rev. Paul HOREIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Roann Community Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday.

 

Cleo L. Eber

Dec. 3, 1902 - Jan. 23, 1992

                Cleo L. EBER, 89, of 304 Westwood Lane, died at 1:20 a.m. this morning at Chase Center, Logansport.  She had been seriously ill since Jan. 4.

                She was born in Liberty Township to Alfred and Sadie SPOT SHOWLEY.  She was a lifetime resident of Fulton County.  On March 9, 1921 in Rochestr she married Vern G. EBER, who died Dec. 25, 1979.  She was a member of the Fulton United Methodist Church, the Church Missionary group and the Mt. Olive Community Club.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Pauline) DePOY, Rt. 6, Rochester, and Mrs. Devon (Mary) ENGLE, Rochester; six grandchildren twelve great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Eldonna WILSON, Fulton, and a brother, Harold SHOWLEY, San Diego, Calif.  Preceding in death were a grandchild, three sisters and three brothers.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. James THURSTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery, northwest of Fulton.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.


Fabian Susits Jr.

Jan. 2, 1916 - Jan. 22, 1992

                Fabian SUSITS Jr., 76, of 15156 14th Road, Argos, died at 12:16 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend, where he had been a patient for seven days.

                He was born in South Bend to Fabian and Mary RADICH SUSITS Sr.  He moved from South Bend to Argos in 1934.  On Aug. 31, 1940 in South Bend he married Kathleen LYVERS, who survives.  He retired in 1976 as a machinist for Dodge Manufacturing Corporation, Mishawaka.  He was a member of the St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Plymouth.

                Surviving are a daughter, Kathleen J. SUSITS, at home; two sons, William L. SUSITS, Robertsdale, Ala., and Fabian SUSITS III, Plymouth; three granddaughters, Deanne and Ashley A. SUSITS, Robertsdale, and Jennifer NULL, Elkhart, and two sisters, Agnes MICINSKI, Mishawaka, and Helen LOVEJOY, Grafton, Wis.  Preceding in death was a sister, Mary VanDURMEN.

                Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Plymouth, with Father VOOR officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetey, Argos.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, where the Rosary will be recitd at 4 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Cancer Fund.

 

Rose E. Denny Snethen

April 14, 1903 - Jan. 22, 1992

                Rose Ellen SNETHEN, 88, Rochester Nursing Home, died at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She moved from her home at 1125 Franklin St. into the nursing home on Oct. 4, 1985.

                She was born near Royal Center in Cass County.  She moved from Logansport to Fulton County in 1939.  Her first marriage was to Joseph DENNY, who died in 1964.  Her second marriage was to Elmer SNETHEN, who died in 1969.  She was a member of the VFW and American Legion ladies auxiliaries.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Edith) BRADY, Kewanna; a son, George M. DENNY, Peru; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Florene REMINSNIEDER, Logansport.  Preceding in death were a son, Walter DENNY, and several sisters and brothers.

                Private family services will be Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday.

 

Fred O. Tarter

                Fred O. TARTER, 64, Rt. 1, Roann, died at 12:45 a.m. today at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

                Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.


Friday, January 24, 1992

 

Zanna Cowan

Oct. 18, 1930 - Jan. 22, 1992

                Zanna REDINGER COWAN, 61, Colorado Springs, Colo., died Wednesday in her home.

                She was born in Rochester to Charles A. and Florence MATTHEWS REDINGER.

                She is survived by her husband, Harlon COWAN, Colorado Springs; two sons, Marc MADARY, San Francisto and Monty MADARY, Grand Junction, Colo.; two sisters, Hilda McGOWAN and Gladys THOMAS, both of Rochester; two brothers, Wayne REDINGER and Lloyd REDINGER, both of Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were two sisters, Annabelle UTTER and Evedean AULT.

                Services will be Monday at Evergreen Funeral Home, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs.

 

Fred Tarter

Jan. 26, 1927 - Jan. 23, 1992

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, for Fred O. TARTER, 64, Rt. 1, Roann.  The American Legion and VFW will provide military rites at the home followig the service.

                The Rev. Stan WEISS will officiate.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

                Mr. Tarter died at 12:43 a.m. Thursday at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis, following a year of illness.  He was born in Fall Bush, Ky., to Melvin and Lola TARTER.  On Oct. 5, 1948 in Greenfield he married Francis “Pat” LEHMAN, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and he also retired in June 1990 from Eaton Controls, North Manchester.  He was a veteran of World War II.

                Surviving with his wife are four daughters, Mrs. Randy (Sheila) RUNKLE, Macy; Sherry TARTER, Roann; Sandy SHIDLER, Macy, and Mrs. Richard (Shelly) FRY, Rochester; two sons, Fred C. [TARTER], Akron, and Edward [TARTER[, Macy; eleven grandchildren, and four sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Nina) PRETORIOUS, Logansport; Mrs. Russell (Jewell) HALL, Warrensburg, Mo.; Mrs. Clarence (Lorene) GARST, Somerset, and Mrs. Jim (Kathleen) RILEY, Greentown.  Preceding in death were two brothers, Raymond and Eugene [TARTER].

 

Elmer I. Davis

Nov. 22, 1911 - Jan. 21, 1992

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for former Rochester resident Elmer I. DAVIS, 80, North Port, Fla.

                The Rev. Jack HARTMAN will officiate and burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and after noon Saturday.

                Mr. Davis died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at his home following an illness.  He was born in Boswell to Doyil and Mary E. CAFFIS DAVIS.  He moved from the Nyona Lake area to Florida fifteen years ago.  On Nov. 2, 1944 in lafayette he married Lora DEATON, who survives.  He was retired from farming and from Safway Steel Products.  He was a member of the North Port Elks Lodge and the Peru Eagles Lodge.

                Surviving with his wife, are two brothers-in-law, Earl DEATON, Macy, and Wally DEATON, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.


Fabian Susits Jr.

Jan. 2, 1916 - Jan. 22, 1992

                Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Plymouth, for Fabian SUSITS Jr., 76, of 15156 14th Road, Argos.

                Father VOOR will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.  Memorials may be made to the Marshal County Cancer Fund.

                Mr. Susits died at 12:16 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend, where he had been a patient for seven days.

                He was born in South Bend to Fabian and Mary RADICH SUSITS Sr.  He moved from South Bend to Argos in 1934.  On Aug. 31, 1940 in South Bend he married Kathleen LYVERS, who survives.  He retired in 1976 as a machinist for Dodge Manufacturing Corporation, Mishawaka.  He was a member of the St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Plymouth.

                Surviving are a daughter, Kathleen J. SUSITS, at home; two sons, William L. SUSITS, Robertsdale, Ala., and Fabian SUSITS III, Plymouth; three granddaughters, Deanne and Ashley A. SUSITS, Robertsdale, and Jennifer NULL, Elkhart; two sisters, Agnes MICINSKI, Mishawaka, and Helen LOVEJOY, Grafton, Wis., and a brother, John SUSITS Sr., Argos.  Preceding in death was a sister, Mary VanDURMEN.

 

Saturday, January 25, 1992

 

Clifford F. Daily

April 27, 1915 - Jan. 23, 1992

                Clifford F. DAILY, Burbank, Ill., died at 8 p.m. Thursday in Christ Hospital, Oakland, Ill.

                He was born in Peoria, Ill. He was a summer resident of Rt. 1, Claypool (Beaver Dam Lake).  He was a self-employed contractor.

                Surviving are his wife, June WOOD DAILY; four daughters, Jeanne BISH, Dixie KOHLER, Linda NOVAK and Carol JOHNSON, all of Illinois; three sons, Danny DWYER, Ronald DWYER and Dennis DAILY, all of Illinois; several grandchildren; a great-grandson; a sister, Elizabeth SEALY, Illinois; three brothers, Everett DAILY, George DAILY and Donald DAILY, all of Illinois, and nieces and nephews.

                The body will be cremated.  A memorial service will be conducted.  Blake and Lamb Funeral Home, Cicero Ave., Oaklawn, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.

 

James Lord

Jan. 6, 1916 - Jan. 25, 1992

                James LORD, 76, Bangor, Northern Ireland, died at 4 a.m. today in Bangor.

                He was born Jan. 6, 1916 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to John and Agnes LORD.

                Surviving with his wife, Ann [LORD], are a daughter, Tracy LORD, Bangor; a sister, Flo GABLE, Rochester, and a brother, Lawrence LORD, Belfast, Northern Ireland.  Preceding in death was a sister, Sadie McKIMM.


Monday, January 27, 1992

 

Irene Sayger

Sept. 13, 1913 - Jan. 26, 1992

                Irene SAYGER, 78, Rt. 1, Akron (Athens), died at 5:10 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been seriously ill for three months.

                She was born in Athens to Vernon and Versa OVERMYER MILLER.  She resided all her life in this area.  On June 12, 1943 in Anniston, Ala., she married Maurice SAYGER, who survives.  She worked for many years as an aide in the office of Drs. Dean and Dick STINSON.  During the mid-1930s she was a secretary in the Indiana State House.  She was a graduate of Akron High School.

                Surviving with her husband are a daughtter, Judith SAYGER, Akron; a son, Dr. Thomas SAYGER, Madison, Wis., and a sister, Irma ZOLMAN, Warsaw.  Preceding in death were a son, Richard Lee SAYGER, in 1989; a sister, Esther NICODEMUS, and two infant brothers.

                Services wil be at 1 p.m. Wednesday 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 2-8 p.m Tuesday and after 10 a.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to Home Health Care or American Cancer Society.

 

Nondus Eikenberry

Sept. 6, 1903 - Jan. 26, 1992

                Nondus EIKENBERRY, 88, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru. She was born in Kosciusko County to Clifford G. and Goldie M. BARBER PEARSON.  On April 28, 1934 she married Vernon G EIKENBERRY, who died May 12, 1961.  She was an elementary school teacher, and had taught first grade at Fulton and in Kosciusko and Miami counties.  She retired in 1973 from Macy school in Miami County.  She was a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren and the National, Indiana and Miami County Retired Teachers Associations.

                Surviving are two daughters, Helen UNDERWOOD, North Manchester, and Jane DOEBEL, Niles, Mich.; a son, Stanley [EIKENBERRY], Peru; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and a brother, Charles PEARSON, Rochester.  Preceding in death was a brother.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Mexico Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Donald RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Mexico.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at Eikenberry Funeral Home, Peru.  Memorials may be made to the Mexico Church of the Brethren.

 

Phillip J. Ellis

Dec. 7, 1962 - Jan. 22, 1992

                Private graveside services were conducted Saturday in the Nichols Cemetery, north of Akron, for Phillip Joseph ELLIS, 29, of 405 N. Center St., Akron. For memorial information, call Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, which was in charge of arrangements.

                Mr. Ellis died at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday in Parview Hospital, Fort Wayne.  He was born in Rochester to Leroy M. and Donna Jean BRYANT ELLIS.  He was an employee of Wal-Mart and a former employee of Big Wheel, both in Rocheser.  He was a graduate of Tippecanoe Valley High School.

                Survivng are his mother, Donna ELLIS, Akron; two brothers, Steve [ELLIS, Kokomo, and Daniel [ELLIS], Carmel, and nieces and nephews.  A brother, Tom [ELLIS] died in 1975.


Rev. George C. Brown

Jan. 15, 1930 - Jan. 25, 1992

                The Rev. George C. BROWN, 62, Rt. 5, Rochester (Tiosa), died at 5:46 p.m. Saturday, shortly after arrival at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born in Perrysburg to Delbert and Evelyn BUNNELL BROWN.  He moved from Peru to Tiosa three years ago.  On Aug. 7, 1948 in Kokomo he married Susannah P. MITCHELL, who survives.  He retired Jan. 1, 1989 from the Peru Postal Department after 30 years’ service as a letter carrier.  For the past three years he was pastor of the First Brethren Church of Tiosa.  In November 1977 he was ordained at the First Brethren Church in Denver, where he had been the pastor for two years.  He had also served as interim pastor at the Milford First Church of the Brethren.  For 10 years he was chaplain at the Miami County Jail.  He graduated from Peru High School in 1948.  He was a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers.

                Surviving with his wife are two sons, Michael A. [BROWN], Kissimmee, Fla., and Jeffrey L. [BROWN], Peru; six grandchildren, Jeffrey S. BROWN and Teresa BROWN, both of Kissimmee; Kevin BROWN, Norfolk, Va.; Daniel BROWN, Pusan, South Korea, and David BROWN and Becky BROWN, both of Peru; two great-granddaughters, Teri BROWN, Norfolk, Va., and Michael BROWN, Kissimmee.  Preceding in death were an infant daughter and two infant sons.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Tiosa First Brethren Church with the Revs. Phil MEDSGER and Jim THOMAS officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and after noon Wednesday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the American Health Association.

 

C. Edward Hauser

June 25, 1916 - Jan. 27, 1992

                Former Akron town marshal Charles Edward “Ed” HAUSER, 75, of 502 E. Rochester St., Akron, died at 3 p.m. today at his home following a brief illness.

                He was born in Pulaski County to John H. and Mary Elizabeth TRAPP HAUSER.  He moved from Fletchers Lake in Fulton County to Akron 45 years ago.  On Jan. 3, 1942 in Logansport he married Lois Ruth MILLER, who survives.  In 1982 he retired after 22 years as the Akron town marshal.  He was also a retired farmer.  He was a charter member of the Fulton County Fraternal Order of Police and a member of the Gilead Masonic Lodge.  He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.

                Survivig with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Betty Jo) LEEDY, Deedsville, and Anna Sue McGUIRE, Zionsville; five grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy HENDERSON, Fletchers Lake, and two brothers, Omer HAUSER, Fulton, and Francis HAUSER, Metea.  Preceding in death were a sister, Mary [HAUSER], and a brother, Walter [HAUSER].

                Services will e at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Lowell BURRIS officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday.  The Gilead Masonic Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Fund.


Orville H. Aldridge

Nov. 18, 1898 - Jan. 26, 1992

                Orville H. ALDRIDGE, 93, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 8:30- a.m. Sunday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.  He had een in failig health for six months.

                He was born near Lexington, Ky., and had lived most of his life in Union and Aubbeenaubbee townships of Fulton County.  His first marriage was to Elsie SHOWLEY, who preceded in death.  On Aug. 16, 1959 in Kewanna he married Margaret SNELL NICHOLS, who surives.  He was a retired farmer.

                Surviving with his wife are two sons, Robert [ALDRIDGE], Bushnell, Fla., and James [ALDRIDGE[, Ontario, Calif.; three step-daughters, Mrs. Frank (Shari) JACKSON, Wonder Lake, Ill; Mrs. Mike (Gloria) HARTZ, Valparaiso, and Mrs. Russell (Peggy) PARKER, Rutherfordton, N.C.; a step-son, Clayton NICHOLS, Eaton; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren, and a sister, Ada Mae GAMBOE, Brooklyn, Mich.  Preceding in death were two step-granddaughers, a brother, Arnold ADAMS, and a step-sister, Retha BERRYMAN.

                Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Foster and Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery, southwest of Rochester.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Albert D. Nickels

Sept. 26, 1919 -  Jan. 26, 1992

                Albert D. “Dee Dee” NICKELS, 72, Rt. 2, Kewanna (Marshtown), died at 4:05 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born in Fulton County to George Washington and Florence Belle HENDERSON NICKELS.  On Aug. 13, 1941 in Logansport he married Georgia M. HITE, who survives.  He was a retired truck driver for Kain’s of Logansport.  He was a member of the Fulton Baptist Church, the Indiana Sheriff’s Association, the American Legion, the Fraternal Order of Police and the National Rifle Association.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Carole NICKELS and Barbara ANDREWS, both of Rt. 2, Kewanna; two sons, George D. and David [NICKELS], both of Rt. 2, Kewanna; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were a sister, a half-sister and a half-brother.

                Arranements are pending at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.

 

Norma A. Kuhn

March 21, 1929 - Jan. 25, 1992

                Norma Ann KUHN, 62, Warsaw, died at 11:32 p.m. Saturday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

                She was born in Claypool to Harold B. and Anna SMITH WILLIAMSON.  She had lived her entire life at the Beaver Dam, Burket and Warsaw areas.  She was a payroll clerk at Dalite Screen, Warsaw.  She was a member of the Burket United Methodist Church.  She was a graduate of Beaver Dam High School.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Darrell (Pam) MILLER, Mentone; two sons, David [KUHN], Peru, and Gary [KUHN], Etna Green; eight grandchildren; her mother, Anna WILLIAMSON, Warsaw, and an uncle, Bill SMITH, Peru.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Burket United Methodist Church with the Rev. Douglas JOHNS officiating.  Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery.  Friends may call after      2 p.m. today at the King Memorial Home, Mentone.


Tuesday, January 28, 1992

 

Albert D. Nickels

Sept. 26, 1919 -  Jan. 26, 1992

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, for Albert D. “Dee Dee” NICKELS, 72, Rt. 2, Kewanna (Marshtown).

                The Rev. Don REED will officiate and burial will be in the Fletchers Lake Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

                Mr. Nickels died at 4:05 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.

 

Rev. George C. Brown

Jan. 15, 1930 - Jan. 26, 1992

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Tiosa First Brethren Church for the Rev. George C. BROWN, 62, Rt. 5, Rochester (Tiosa).

                The Revs. Phil MEDSGER and Jim THOMAS will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, and after noon Wednesday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

                Mr. Brown died at 5:46 p.m. Saturday, shortly after arrival at Woodlawn Hospital.  He was born in Perrysburg to Delbert and Evelyn BUNNELL BROWN.  He moved from Peru to Tiosa three years ago.  On Aug. 7, 1948 in Kokomo he married Susannah P. MITCHELL, who survives.  He retired Jan. 1, 1989 from the Peru Postal Department after 30 years’ service as a letter carrier.  For the past three years he was pastor of the First Brethren Church of Tiosa.  In November 1977 he was ordained at the First Brethren Church in Denver, where he had been the pastor for two years.  He had also served as interim pastor at the Milford First Church of the Brethren.  For 10 years he was chaplain at the Miami County Jail.  He graduated from Peru High School in 1948.  He was a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers.

                Surviving with his wife are two sons, Michael A. [BROWN], Kissimmee, Fla., and Jeffrey L. [BROWN], Peru; six grandchildren, Jeffrey S. BROWN and Teresa BROWN, both of Kissimmee; Kevin BROWN, Norfolk, Va.; Daniel BROWN, Pusan, South Korea, and David BROWN and Becky BROWN, both of Peru; two great-granddaughters, Teri BROWN, Norfolk, Va., and Michael BROWN, Kissimmee.  Preceding in death were an infant daugher and two infant sons.

 

Wednesday, January 29, 1992

 

[no obits]


Thursday, January 30, 1992

 

Anna M. Nolen

March 18, 1911 - Jan. 25, 1992

                Services were Wednesday at the Elkhart Chapel of Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home for Anna M. NOLEN, 80, of 23647 U.S. 33E, Elkhart.

                Burial was in the St. Vincent’s Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the St. Vincent’s DePaul Catholic Church.

                Mrs. Nolen died at 7:05 p.m. Saturday in Rosewood Terrace.  She was born in Davis County.  On June 24, 1935 in Washington, Ind., she married Clyde M. NOLEN, who survives.  She was a member of St. Vincent’s DePaul Catholic Church.

                Surviving with her husband are three sons, Ralph J., John T. and William [NOLEN], all of Elkhart; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Lucille BAILEY, Indianapolis, and Betty DOLAN, Beech Grove.

 

Franklin Bower

Jan. 25, 1903 - Jan. 29, 1992

                Franklin J. BOWER, 89, of 303 N. First St., Argos, died at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

                He was born in Huntington to William and Martha HAWK BOWER.  He moved from South Bend to Argos in 1974.  On Sept. 5, 1936 in South Bend he married Roumania VanARSDALE, who survives.  He worked for 40 years in the engineering department of the Studebaker Corporation in South Bend.  He retired in 1963.  He was a member of the Argos Bible Church, the St. Joseph Masonic Lodge and the South Bend Scottish Rite.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Earl LIGHTFOOT officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, where the Masonic Lodge will perform a 7 p.m. service; and also after 10 a.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Argos Bible Church.

 

Robert C. Dunlap

June 12, 1914 - Jan. 29, 1992

                Robert C. DUNLAP, 77, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Dukes Continuing Care Center, Peru. He was born in Chicora, Penn to Earl and Earla ROPP DUNLAP.  His first marriage was to Mary SMITH, who died Jan. 6, 1982.  On Jan. 31, 1985 he married Claudie LAWSON, who survives.  He lived in the Nyona Lake area for the past 15 years.  He was a retired NIPSCO employee and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

                Surviving with his wife are eight daughters, Janet BORDEN, Portge; Dolores HEPLER, Bedford, Texas; Delphine BARRETT, Charlene NORVELL and June SUTTON, all of Fort Wayne; Helen WILLIAMS, Peru, and Sheila TREADWAY, Cumberland Gap, Tenn., and Debra KOCH, Lawrenceburg; six sons, Robert DUNLAP, Chicora; Marshall BROWN and Jerry BROWN, both of Columbia City; Benito BROWNING, Ted BROWN and Carl BROWN, all of Fort Wayne; forty-two grandchildren; forty-eight reat-grandchildren; a sister, Mildred HAYS, Burton, Mich., and two brothers, Victor DUNLAP, Bruin, Penn., and Elmer DUNLAP, Goose Creek, S.C.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Carl LENNA officiating.  Burial will be in the Peoria Cemetery, Miami County.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.


Friday, January 31, 1992 to Saturday, February 1, 1992

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, February 3, 1992

 

Clyde M. Nolen

July 15, 1912 - Jan. 30, 1992

                Services were to be today at the Elkhart Chapel of Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, for Clyde M. NOLEN, 79, of 23647 U.S. 33E, Elkhart.

                Burial was to be in St. Vincent Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

                Mr. Nolen died at 5:45 p.m. Thursday at Rosewood Terrace Healthcare Center.  He was born in West Union.  On June 24, 1935 in Washington, Ind., he married Anna M. TUELL, who died Jan. 25, 1992.  He was retired from Strawsine Movbile Home Suppliers and was a former employee of Excel Corporation.  He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and the former Civilian Conservation Corps.

                Surviving are three sons, Ralph J., John T. and William C. [NOLEN], all of Elkhart; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Betty SCOTT, Las Vegas; Clara B. PETRUSKA, Joliet, Ill., and Cella J. FRANKENBERGER, Elkhart, and two brothers, Rudolph [NOLEN], Bellingham, Wash., and Charles [NOLEN], Rochester.

 

Harold C. Hoover

Feb. 3, 1915 - Jan. 2, 1992

                Harold C. HOOVER, 76, of 204 S. Market St., North Manchester, died at 6:15 a.m. Sunday at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

                He was born Feb. 3, 1915 in Pleasant Township, Wabash County, to Clayton C. and Maude M. DORAN HOOVER.  On Feb. 3, 1940 he married Opal Marie MALOTT, who survives.  He had been an agent for the former Erie Railroad for 38 years.  He attended the Faith Baptist Church, North Manchester, and was a member of the Order of Railroad Telegraphers, a charter member of the Monterey Lions Club, a past-president of the Monterey PTA, and a member of the Pulaski County Civil Defense during World War II.  He had attended the Buzzard Glory, Laketon and Manchester schools, held a private pilot’s license, and receivd a patent on a rod and reel fishing system.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Harolaine) KISTLER, Ligonier, and Mrs. Richard (Karla) BORROR, Liberty Center; two sons, H. Terry and Leon C. [HOOVER], both of Columbus; thirteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Albert (Florence) SIMS, North Manchester.  Preceding in death were a brother, Lester [HOOVER], and two sisters, Martha GLUTZ and Pauline GOSHERT.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the DeLaughter Mortuary, North Manchester, with Pastor Andrew GATHANY officiating.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery, North Manchester.  Memorials may be made to the Wabash County Cancer Society or the Gideons.


George J. Wilson

Nov. 11, 1930 - Feb. 2, 1902

                George Junior WILSON, 61, of 53081 Crestview, South Bend, died at 2:20 p.m. Sunday in South Bend Memorial Hospital following a short illness.

                Born in Kewanna, he moved from Rochester to South Bend 35 years ago.  On Aug. 25, 1950 in Macy he married Adella M. FLOYD, who survives.  He retired in 1983 after 30 years as an agent and manager for Prudential Insurance Company.  He was a member of the Rochester Masonic Lodge and the South Bend Scottish Rite.

                Surviving with his wife are a granddaughter, Betsy MAREK, South Bend; a great-great-grandson; two sisters, Sally CRIPPEN, Fulton, and Laura HOLLOWAY, Talma, and a brother, Hugh D. [WILSON], Kewanna.  A son, George Edward WILSON, died in 1978.

                Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bubb Funeral Chapel North, 3910 N. Main St., Mishawaka, with the Retired Rev. Ervin MIZE officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the diabetes Foundation or the American Heart Association.

 

Tuesday, February 4, 1992

 

Dean F. Swank

Feb. 25, 1930 - Feb. 3, 1992

                Dean F. SWANK, 61, of 415 W. Third St., died at 10:07 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health for six years.

                He was born in Lafayette to Gilbert and Esther JOHNSON SWANK.  He moved from Romney to Rochester in 1960.  On Sept. 10, 1949 in Lafayette he married Barbara E. FIFER, who survives.  He retired in 1986 after 32 years as a driver for Dean Foods Company.  He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Manitou Moose Lodge.

                Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Roy (Vicki) STARKWEATHER, North Manchester; Mrs. Michael (Linda) HURD, Galveston, and Mrs. John (JoAnn) BOWERS, Rochester; three sons, Jim and John [SWANK], both of Rochester, and Michael [SWANK], Bay Village, Ohio; nineteen grandchildren; two sisters, Ida DAVIS, Romney, and Mrs. Walter (Margeret) GALLEY, Akron, Ohio; three brothers, Phillip, William and Clifford SWANK, all of Romney, and an aunt, Viola SWANK, Lafayette.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Frank KILCLINE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Foster and Good Funeral Home, Rochester, where a prayer vigil will be conducted at 8 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.


Wednesday, February 5, 1992

 

Opal L. Sherrard

Sept. 6, 1898 - Feb. 4, 1992

                Opal L. SHERRARD, 93, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center.

                She was born in Tippecanoe to Amos T. and Anna Belle DONLEY DURBIN and moved to Fulton County in 1925.  On Aug. 21, 1919 in Logansport she married Henry Weldon SHERRARD Sr., who died Oct. 23, 1979.  She was the last surviving charter member and a past president of the Green Oak Community Club, a past president of the Home Circle Club, a 64-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary, a 63-year member and past worthy matron of the Rochester Eastern Star, a past worthy high priestess and past deputy of the White Shrine, a past president of the Rochester Woman’s Club and a member of the Rochester First Baptist Church.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. L.D. (Betty) THOUSAND, Rt. 2, Rochester; a son,      H. Weldon SHERRARD Jr., six grandchildren, Mrs. Dale (Janice) PUGH, Lowell D. THOUSAND Jr., Mrs. John (Nancy) PRATT, and Mrs. James (Deborah) ARNETT, all of Rochester; Ms. Maryanna THOUSAND, Grass Creek, and Mrs. Don (Victoria) ZINSMASTER, Logansport; thirteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Paul (Anna Belle) KNEPP, South Bend, and a brother, Thomas I. DURBIN, Casa Grande, Ariz.  Preceding in death were an infant son, an infant daugher and three brothers, Merle, Faye and Cyrus DURBIN.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester with Dr. Samuel WRIGHT officiating.  Burial will be in the Corinth Cemetery, near Twelve Mile.  Friends may call from 2-8 Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday.  The Eastern Star will conduct services at 7 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church or the Eastern Star.

 

Ruby F. Schroll

Jan. 18, 1943 - Feb. 4, 1992

                Ruby F. SCHROLL, 49, Peru, died at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital, Ft. Wayne.

                She was born at Whitewood, Va., to Ervin J. and Marjorie Jane FERRELL SPARKS.  In 1965 she married Walter SCHROLL, who survives.  She was formerly employed at Olin Corporation in Peru.

                Surviving are a daughter, Dawn COOPER, Peru; a son, Christopher [SCHROLL], Peru; a grandchild; her mother, Marjorie Jane FERRELL MOORE, Rochester; five sisters, Ruth LOWE and Carol POCOCK, both of Rochester; Darlene DRUDGE, Akron Gaynell FRY and Cleo PRESKEWITZ, both of Peru, and two brothers, Jack SPARKS, Fort Smith, Ark., and Dana SPARKS, Marion.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. George McCARTY officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today.


Martha Oliver

Feb. 27, 1933 - Jan. 31, 1992

                Services were Tuesday at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, for Martha OLIVER, 58, Westerville, formerly of Arcanum.

                The Rev. Tom GAISER officiated and burial was in the Greenville Cemetery.

                Mrs  Oliver died at 3:25 p.m. Friday at Whetstone Care Center, Columbus.  She was born in Union City to Robert B. and Vesta M. CAIN KREIDER.  On July 30, 1955 she married Jack OLIVER, who survives.  She taught art and English in the Arcanum and Franklin Monroe schools.  She was a 1955 graduate of Ball State University and had been homecoming and yearbook queen at ball State.  She was a member of the New albany United Methodist Church and the Columbus Northend Aglow Chapter.

                Surviving with her husband are a daughter, Amy OLIVER, Paris, France, and a son, Matt [OLIVER], Orlando, Fla.

 

Thursday, February 6, 1992

 

Opal Sherrard

Sept. 6, 1898 - Feb. 4, 1992

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, for Opal L. SHERRARD, 93, Rt. 2. Rochester.

                Dr. Samuel WRIGHT will officiate and burial will be in the Corinth Cemetery, near Twelve Mile.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. tonight and after 9 a.m. Friday.  The Eastern Star will conduct services at 7 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church or the Eastern Star.

                Mrs. Sherrard died at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center.  She was born in Tippecanoe County to Amos T. and Anna Belle DONLEY DURBIN and moved to Fulton County in 1925.  On Aug. 21, 1919 in Fulton she married Henry Weldon SHERRARD Sr., who died Oct. 23, 1979.  She was the last surviving charter member and a past president of the Green Oak Community Club, a past president of the Home Circle Club, a 64-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary, a 63-year member and past worthy matron of the Rochester Eastern Star, a past worthy high priestess and past deputy of the White Shrine, a past president of the Rochester Woman’s Club and a member of the Rochester First Baptist Church.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. L.D. (Betty) THOUSAND, Rt. 2, Rochester; a son,      H. Weldon SHERRARD Jr., Rt 2, Rochester; six grandchildren, Mrs. Dale (Janice) PUGH, Lowell D. THOUSAND Jr., Mrs. John (Nancy) PRATT, and Mrs. James (Debora) ARNETT, all of Rochester; Ms. Maryanna THOUSAND, Grass Creek, and Mrs. Don (Victoria) ZINSMASTER, Logansport; thirteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Paul (Anna Belle) KNEPP, South Bend, and a brother, Thomas I. DURBIN, Casa Grande, Ariz.  Preceding in death were an infant son, an infant daughter and three brothers, Merle, Faye and Cyrus DURBIN.


Martha Oliver

Feb. 27, 1933 - Jan. 31, 1992

                Services were Tuesday at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, for Martha OLIVER, 58, of 6475 Jessamine Court, Westerville, Ohio 43081.  She was formerly of Arcanum, Ohio.

                The Rev. Tom GAISER officiatd and burial was in the Greenville Cemetery.

                Mrs. Oliver died at 3:25 p.m. Friday at Whetstone Care Center, Columbus, Ohio.  She was born in Union City, Ohio, to Robert B. and Vesta M. CAIN KREIDER. On July 30, 1955 she married Jack OLIVER, who survives.  She taught art and English in the Arcanum and Franklin Monroe schools.  She was a 1955 graduate of Ball State University and had been homecoming and yearbook queen at Ball State.  She was a member of the New Albany United Methodist Church and the Columbus Northend Algow Chapter.

                Surviving with her husband are a daughter, Amy OLIVER, Paris, France, a son, Matt [OLIVER], Orlando, Fla., and her mother-in-law, Lorene OLIVER, Rocheter.

 

Ruth I. Harris

Aug. 29, 1921 - Jan. 23, 1992

                Graveside services were conducted Tuesday in the Hillcrest Memorial Park, Bakersfield, Calif., for Ruth Irene HARRIS, 70, Bakersfield.  Hillcrest Mortuary, Bakersfield, was in charge of arrangements.

                Mrs. Harris died Jan. 23, 1992 in Bakersfield.  She was born Aug. 29, 1921 in Miami, Ind., and had lived in the Kern County area of California for the past 25 years.  She was married to Virgil R. HARRIS, who preceded in death.

                Surviving are six daughters, Deanna Kay TONELLA and Chi1uita A. SANTOS, both of San Jose, Calif.; Pat Ruth LANG, Arizona; Laura M. PATRICK, Kim M. HARDIN and Phyllis L. DUNCAN, all of Bakersfield; six sons, Virgil H. [HARRIS], Oregon; John R. [HARRIS], Napa, Calif.; Richard A. [HARRIS], Texas; Joe F., Cecil H. and Timothy R. [HARRIS], all of Bakersfield; twenty-five grandchildren seventeen great-grandchildren, and a brother, Cecil E. HERRELL, Peru.  Preceding in death were three children.

 

Friday, February 7, 1992

 

Dorothea J. Piper

Oct. 24, 1916 - Feb. 7, 1992

                Dorothea J. PIPER, 75, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 5:45 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been ill since Jan. 17.

                She was born in Cass County to Charles and Grace NOEL CAREY, and had resided most of her life in Fulton County.  On Jan. 17, 1937 in Galveston she married Frederick Thurl PIPER, who survives.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church and its Fellowship Circle, the Mt. Zion Club, and the Fulton County RSVP.

                Surviving with her husband are a daughter, Ms. Janet BEDORE, Kankakee, Ill.; a son, Richard L. [PIPER], Rt. 2., Rochester; four grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.  Preceding in death was a brother, Leon CAREY.

                Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


Chester S. Kaley

Sept. 4, 1908 - Feb. 6, 1992

                Chester S. KALEY, 83, Elkhart, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Meridian Nursing Center-Eastlake, where he had lived since April 1991.

                He was born in Delong to Simon and Cora LANG KALEY.  On Feb. 28, 1929 in Plymouth he married Goldie Fern PATESEL, who survives.  He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Elkhart Grace Lutheran Church and the South Bend Carpenters Union.

                Surviving with his wife are five daughters, Mrs. John (Laurel E.) CLARK and Mrs. Roy (Peggy J.) CLARK, both of North Liberty; Mrs. Jack (Luanne) ROOT, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Robert (Mary Ruth) NEWCOMER and Mrs. Joseph (Carol L.) TARNECY, both of Elkhart; a son, Dale L. [KALEY], South Bend; twenty grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren, and a great-great-granddaughter.  Preceding in death were a son, Edward E. [KALEY], in 1978; a granddaughter, Gail TUTTLE; two great-grandsons, Robert and Roderick MORGAN, and a brother, Alfred KALEY.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Grace Lutheran Church, 831 W. Marion St., Elkhart, with the Rev. Gene HOLLINGSWORTH officiating.  Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery, South Bend.  Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home, 700 Jackson Blvd., Elkhart, and after 9 a.m. Monday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church.

 

Alma C. Worsham

Dec. 3, 1909 - Feb. 7, 1992

                Alma C. WORSHAM, 82, of 3120 17B Road, Tippecanoe, died at 1:30 a.m. today at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.

                She was born in Glenwood, Minn., to Albert and Lena PEMBERTON BERG.  She moved from Chicago to Tippecanoe in 1944.  In 1959 she married Taunt WORSHAM, who preceded in death.  She had worked for Sears in Chicago.

                Surviving are a twin sister, Myrtle B. KELLER, Leamington, Ontario, Canada, and several nieces.  Preceding in death was a sister, Hilma MILLSAP, and a brother, Alvin BERG.

                Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth, with the Rev. Lloyd HOWARD officiating.  Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Clark Alspach

Sept. 16, 1931 - Feb. 4, 1992

                Former area resident Clark ALSPACH, 60, Greeley, Colo., died at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday at Northern Colorado Medical Center in Greeley. He was born in Peru to Lowell and Phyllis GEIGER ALSPACH.  He was a retired boat mechanic.  He was a member of the Deedsville I.O.O.F. Lodge and the Grand Encampment, Rochester.

                Surviving are two daughters, Susan Elaine HART, Cheyenne, Wy., and Debra Ann MURPHY, Churubusco; two sons, Lowell R. [ALSPACH], Denver, and Steven L. [ALSPACH], Roann; seven grandchildren; his step-mother, Mildred ALSPACH, Indianapolis; two sisters, Kay GOODE, Indianapolis, and Pat TIPPY, Mishawaka, and a brother, Sherill ALSPACH, Greenwood.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with Pastor Kurt SNYDER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Monday.  An I.O.O.F. service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.            


Saturday, February 8, 1992

 

Dorothea J. Piper

Oct. 24, 1916 - Feb. 7, 1992

                Committal services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Zion Cemetery for Dorothea J. PIPER, 75, Rt. 2, Rochester.  Dr. Sam WRIGHT will officiate.

                Mrs. Piper died at 5:45 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospital following an illness of several months.

 

Monday, February 10, 1992

 

Daniel J. Hines

May 29, 1975 - Feb. 9, 1992

                Fulton County Police are investigating Sunday’s fatal shooting of Daniel J. HINES, 16, Mary.

                Hines died at 6:01 p.m. Sunday at Woodlwan Hospital.  He was shot once in the chest with a handgun, apparently around 5 p.m., at the Nyona Lake residence of Crystal ELLIOTT.  She is the ex-wife of Robert ELLIOTT, 29, Kokomo, who is being held at the Fulton County Jail on a preliminary charge of murder.

                An autopsy was scheduled for today in South Bend.

                Other than to characterize the shooting as being linked to a domestic dispute concerning the Elliotts’ children, local authorities have declined further comment, including a description of the murder weapon or particulars of the shooting.

                Bail has not been set.

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                Daniel HINES, 16, son of Kenneth and Beverly HINES, Rt. 1, Macy, died Friday.

                Arrangements are pending at Fisher Funeral Home, Logansport.

 

Trella H. Borton

March 24, 1906 - Feb. 8, 1992

                Trella H. BORTON, 85, of 412 N. Maple St., Akron, died at 9:10 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient for 2 1/2 weeks.

                She was born in Marshall County to John and Ora FEAR MARTIN.  She moved from Logansport to Akron in September 1984.  On Jan. 12, 1947 she married Ralph BORTON, who died Sept. 12, 1979.  She retired in 1969 after 31 years as a psychiatric aide at Logansport State Hospital.  She formerly had been active at the Akron Nutrition Site.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Arlo (Freida) LEWELLEN, Burnettsville; six grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Flossie DRUDGE, Akron.  Preceding in death were a son, Virgil E. [BORTON]; a sister, Ola [MARTIN], and a brother, Virgil R. [MARTIN].

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Pastor James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today.


Freda I. Friedrich

Sept. 20, 1903 - Feb. 8, 1992

                Freda I. FRIEDRICH, 88, Rt. 1, Star City, died at 5:50 p.m. Saturday in Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

                She was born in Fulton County to George and Myrtle CLAYBURN PRATT.  On Sept. 10, 1934 in Fulton County she married Clyde H. FRIEDRICH, who died Jan. 22, 1980.

                Surviving are two sisters, her twin, Meda I. HOOVER, Kewanna, and Roxie HOTT, Leiters Ford, and a brother, Russell PRATT, Rochester.  Preceding in death were two sons and a brother.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Bryan TON officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.

 

Robert E. Pickens

April 12, 1924 - Feb. 9, 1992

                Robert E PICKENS, 67, Rt. 1, Box 35, Lucerne, died at 9:48 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

                He was born in Fulton County to Frank E. and Blanche M. MORRIS PICKENS.  On Feb. 5, 1949 at Royal Center he married Irene L. SWAYZEE, who survives.  He was a farmer.  In 1988 he retired from Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Kokomo.  He was a member of the Metea Baptist Church.

                Surviving are a daughter, Misha NIES, Royal Center; a son, Michael [PICKENS], Lucerne; seven grandchildren; a sister, Esther BOOKS, Rochester; five brothers, Ralph, Raymond and Clifford [PICKENS], all of Lucerne; Clyde [PICKENS], Logansport, and Frank [PICKENS] Jr., Kokomo, and his step-mother, Hazel PICKENS, Logansport.  Preceding in death were four sisters and a brother.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport with Dr. Bryan CLEMENS officiating.  Burial will be in the Metea Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Darren Jones Fund at Farmers and Merchants Bank, Walton, to help with medical expenses.

 

Arnold A. Hietanen

June 28, 1905 - Feb. 7, 1992

                Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at the Emmanuel Evangelical Church in Donaldson for Arnold A. HIETANEN, 86, Rt. 4, Walkerton.

                The Rev. Walter STITTS was to officiate and burial was to be in the Lutheran Cemetery.  Nusbaum-Elkin Funeral Home, Walkerton, was in charge of arrangements.

                Mr. Heitanen died at 4:25 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.  He was born in June 28, 1905 in Finland.  He moved from Rochester to Walkerton 20 years ago.  In September 1951 he married Lilly B. OBERG, who died Sept. 25, 1971.  He retired as a cook after 30 years on an ore boat in the Great Lakes.

                Surviving are a step-daughter, Helga TRAGO, Koontz Lake; two step-sons, Emil OBERG, Macy, and David OBERG, Bena, Va.; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and a nephew, Clarence CUSHMAN, Ashtabula, Ohio.  Preceding in death were a sister and three brothers.


Raymond K. Hinderlider

May 26, 1907 - Feb. 10, 1992

                Raymond K. HINDERLIDER, 84, Kewanna, died at 3 a.m. today at Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac.

                He was born in Vallonia of Washington County to John M. and Myra E. SINGER HINDERLIDER.  On Sept. 29, 1928 in Salem he married Agnes E. HARRIS, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and had been the Union Township trustee for three four-year terms.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kewanna, where he was a former deacon and Sunday School teacher.  He was a former board member of the El-Tip-Way Vocational School in Logansport, the Fulton County REMC and the Harding Elementary (Ill.) School.  He was a graduate of Clear Springs High School in Owen County.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Sandra C. ESTES, Rt. 1, Kewanna; a son, Kenneth A. [HINDERLIDER], Kewanna; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alma KASTEN, Winamac, and Pearl DOMBROWSKI, South Bend, and a brother, Paul [HINDERLIDER], Winamac.  Preceding in death were four brothers and a sister.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Ron PURKEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Moon Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Foundation.

 

Tuesday, February 11, 1992

 

D. Ellen Dainko

April 28, 1910 - Feb. 10, 1992

                D. Ellen DAINKO, 81, Macy, died at 8 a.m. Monday in Albany, Ky.

                She was born in Deedsville to Elgin L. and Stella Mae ABBOTT HAN.  On June 22, 1939 in Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago, she married Dr Alfred J. DAINKO, who survives.  She had managed Rickett’s Restaurant in Chicago for 15 years and Vogle’s Restaurant in Whiting for five years.  She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church.

                Surviving with her husband are a brother, Harry HAN, Kokomo, and several cousins.  Preceding in death was a sister, Clara A. GRIMME.

                Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Frank KILCLINE officiating.  Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. at the Plainview Cemetery in Macy.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at McCain Funeral Home, Denver, where a scripture service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday.

 

Russell D. Walker

Oct. 21, 1919 - Feb. 11, 1992

                Russell D. WALKER, 72, Rt. 6, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 8 a.m. today in Mission, Texas, where he was spending the winter.

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


Joe E. Tucker

Aug. 2, 1926 - Feb. 11, 1992

                Joe Eugene TUCKER, 65, Etna Green, died at 12:40 a.m. today at his home.

                He was born in Mentone to Royse and Opal BEESON TUCKER and lived his entire life in the area.  On April 18, 1947 he married Ruth M. LONG, who survives.  He was retired from NIPSCO.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite.  He attended the Mentone United Methodist Church and was treasurer of Harrison Center Cemetery.  He was a veteran of World War II.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Gloria) PASEKA, Etna Green, and Cathy  TUCKER, Indianapolis; two sons, Steve and Kerry [TUCKER], both of Etna Green; six grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Will LAWSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Harrison Center Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m Wednesday; a Masonic service will be conducted at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to Hospice through the funeral home.

 

Karen A. Cormican

July 11, 1944 - Feb. 10, 1992

                Karen A. CORMICAN, 47, of 18633 Indiana 331, Tippecanoe, died of an illness at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Argos Medical Clinic, where she had gone for treatment of her illness.

                She was born in Tippecanoe to Charles and Mary BLACKFORD LOZIER, and had resided all her life in Tippecanoe.  She married Danny L. CORMICAN.  She was retired from Biomet Corporation, Warsaw, and was a member of the Tippecanoe Community Church.

                Surviving are a son, Drew [CORMICAN], Tippecanoe; her mother, Mary LOZIER, Tippecanoe; two sisters, Mrs. Devone (Patricia) DUNNUCK, Claypool, and Mrs. Sunny (Elizabeth) CARPENTER, Bourgon; a brother, Ray D. [LOZIER], Baraga, Mich.; her grandmother, Sarah BLACKFORD, Plymouth, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were an infant daughter; a brother, Charles [LOZIER], and her father.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Revs. Steve ROGERS and Rod SCHULER officiating.  Burial will be in the Summit Chapel Cemetery, near Bourbon.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday.

 

Wednesday, February 12, 1992

 

Daniel J. Hines

May 29, 1975 - Feb. 9, 1992

                Daniel J. “Dan” HINES, 16, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Nyona Lake.

                He was born in Cass County to Kenneth James and Beverly Ann SADLER HINES.  He had attended Caston School and was a member of the House of Faith in Mexico.

                Surviving are his parents, of Macy; two sisters, Terri BOYER, Walton, and Peggy ROUCH, Fort Wayne; a brother, Michael K. (HINES], Peru, and the maternal grandparents, Edward and Dorothy SADLER, Logansport.  Preeceding in death was a sister, Rita DeSCHENE.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport, with Richard KISER and the Rev. Larry COOK officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis.


John W. Albertson

Aug. 31, 1922 - Feb. 10, 1992

                John William ALBERTSON, 68, Rt. 2, Macy (Nyona Lake), died Monday in his home following an illness of several months.

                Born in Indianapolis to Artie and Lettie ALBERTSON, he moved to Macy six years ago.  He was retired from the Indianapolis Stockyard as a handler.  He was a member of the Indianapolis Moose Lodge and American Legion, and was an Army veteran of World War II.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Paul (Judith) JARED, Rt. 6, Rochester. Mrs. Steven (Johanna) CURTIS, Rt. 2, Macy, and Shirley MORGAN, Argos; a son, John M. [ALBERTSON], Indianapolis; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mildred WRAY, Indianapolis.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Fulton.  Burial will be in the Fulton Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call after 9 a.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Hearth and Home Christian Academy.

 

Russell D. Walker

Oct. 21, 1919 - Feb. 11, 1992

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church for Russell Duncan WALKER, 72, Rt. 6, Box 71, Rochester.

                The Rev. Jack HARTMAN will officiate.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, where the American Legion and VFW will conduct military itites.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, and after 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.

                Mr. Walker died at 8 a.m. Tuesday at his winter home in Mission, Texas.  He was born in Burnside, Ill., to James Blaine and Della BOYD WALKER.  He moved from Dowagiac, Mich., to Rochester in 1966.  On April 7, 1946 in Warsaw he married Evelyn L. CARLILE, who survives.  He retired in February 1985 from AT&T after 43 years.  He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Rochester Telephone Pioneers and he was active with the Boy Scouts.  He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater.

                Surviving with his wife are two sons, David and Douglas [WALKER], both of Hebron; four grandchildren, and two brothers, O.P. WALKER, Norfolk, Va., and E.S. WALKER, Livonia, Ga.

 

Thursday, February 13, 1992

               

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Friday, February 14, 1992

 

Charles Rice

April 16, 1912 - Feb. 13, 1992

                Charles RICE, 79, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 3 p.m. Thursday at his home.  Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.


Saturday, February 15, 1992

 

Charles Rice

April 16, 1912 - Feb. 13, 1992

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Charles RICE, 79, Rt. 4, Rochester.  The American Legion and VFW will conduct military rites at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

                Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.

                Mr. Rice died at 3 p.m. Thursday at his home.  He was born in Pott, Miss., to George and Mariah SMITH RICE.  On Aug. 26, 1973 in Chicago, Ill., he married Nola M. THOMAS, who survives.  He retired in 1975 from McNulty Construction, Chicago, where he was an equipment operator.  He was a veteran of World War II.

                Surviving with his wife are a sister, Mrs. Ellis (Rosie) WORLEY, Chicago, and a brother, Josh [RICE], Little Rock, Ark.  Preceding in death were two sisters and two brothers.

 

Monday, February 17, 1992

 

Dorothy L. Richter

Oct. 26, 1905 - Feb. 15, 1992

                Dorothy Lucille RICHTER, 86, formerly of 231 E. Eighth St., died at 8:05 p.m. Saturday at Life Care Center.  She had been in failing health for six years.

                She was born Oct. 26, 1905 in Fulton County to Lovell and Gertrue COLLINS MILLER, and had resided all her life in the Rochester community.  She first married Spike HOOKER, who preceded in death.  In July 1943 she married Rex MOORE, who died March 29, 1969.  In 1971 she married Merle RICHTER, who died Sept. 2, 1980.  She was a public auctions clerk for many years, and was a former member of the Fish and Game Club and the Manitou Moose Lodge Ladies Auxiliary.

                Surviving are two step-daughters, Mrs. Laurence (Mary) CULLIVAN, Rochester, and Mrs. Pat (Lorraine) PARKHURST, Lake Placid, Fla.; a step-son, Robert D. MOORE, South Bend; seven step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren, and a step-great-great-grandchild.  Preceding in death were a daughter, Patty Jane HOOKER, in August, 1970; a brother, Fred MILLER, and a step-grandson, Tom PARKHURST.

                Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  There will be no funeral services.  Graveside services will be at the Athens Cemetery with the Rev. Harry MULLINS officiating.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center.


Willis L. Bradway

Jan. 11, 1918 - Feb. 15, 1992

                Willis L. BRADWAY, 74, of 2002 S. Carlisle St., South Bend, died at 7 p.m. Saturday at his home.

                He was born near Athens to Chester and Mary CLEVENGER BRADWAY and had lived in South Bend for 50 years.  On May 13, 1944 in South Bend he married Violet SULOK, who survives.

                Surviving with his wife are two sisters, Mrs. A. Ray (Trella) COPLEN, Rochester, and Mrs. Robert (Pauline) YEAKLEY, South Bend; four brothers, Robert [BRADWAY], Rochester; Ray [BRADWAY[ , Kokomo; Dale [BRADWAY], Warsaw, and Richard [BRADWAY[, Auburndale, Fla.  Preceding in death was a brother, David [BRADWAY].

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Jahoran Funeral Home, 1826 S. Kimble St., South Bend.  Burial will be in South Bend.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today.

 

William T. Ault

July 2, 1970 - Sept. 26, 1991

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for William Tony DAVISON AULT, 21, of 1209 Elm St.

                The Rev. Harry MULLINS will officiate, and burial will be in the Rochestr I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday.

                Mr. Ault died Sept. 26, 1991 near Auburn in Dekalb County.  He was born July 2, 1970 in Wenatchee, Wash., to Gerald and Shirley SANDERS DAVISON.  He had lived the past 18 years in the Tippecanoe and Rochester communities.  He had worked for Poor John’s Carnival and had attended Rochester High School.

                Surviving are his other, Shirley AULT, Rochester; his father Gerald DAVISON, Wenatchee, Wash.; his step-father, Robert AULT, Tippecanoe; a sister, Angela AULT, Rochester; a brother, Charles AULT, Rochester; the maternal grandmother, Maxine SANDERS, Lamar, Mo., and the paternal grandmother, Ethel DAVISON, Porterville, Calif.

 

Betty Long

Dec. 11, 1915 - Feb. 15, 1992

                Betty LONG, 76, Miller’s Merry Manor, Logansport, died there at 1 a.m. Saturday.

                She was born in Hamilton County to Clarence and Ethel NEWCOMER WALKER.  On Nov. 11, 1936 she married Ralph A LONG, who died Aug. 6, 1982.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Kokomo.  She and her husband owned and operated the Long Funeral Home, Kokomo, and she also was a former employee of St. Joseph Hospital and health Center, Kokomo.  She was a past president of Chapter C, PEO Sorority.

                Surviving are a daughter, Kathy LONG, Columbia, S.C.; two sons, Steven A. [LONG], Kokomo, and David [LONG], Yorba Linda, Calif.; three grandchildren, and a brother, Richard WALKER, Washington, D.C.  Preceding in death were a sister and two brothers.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Fenn Funeral Home, Kokomo, with the Rev. Charles JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Monday.  Memorials may be made to the Kokomo Grace United Methodist Church.


Tuesday, February 18, 1992

 

Eileen E. Mellady

July 29, 1920 - Feb. 18, 1992

                Eileen E. MELLADY, 71, Indiana 17 South, Kewanna, died at 1:49 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born in Tippecanoe County to Leo and Elizabeth TYRRELL MELLADY.  She was a former housekeeper for Father Cornelius KELLY and a secretary of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kewanna.  She was a member o the St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kewanna.  She was a member of the St. Ann’s Catholic Church and its Rosary Society.  She was a 1938 graduate of Round Grove High School.

                Surviving are a sister, Regina MELLADY, Darlington, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were two brothers.

                Services will be Thursday at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Lafayette.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lafayette.  Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kewanna, where a mass will be said at 7 p.m. Wednesday with Father Frank KILCLINE officiating.  Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Wednesday, February 19, 1992

 

Laura M. Dawalt

Sept. 15, 1892 - Feb. 17, 1992

                Laura M. DAWALT, 99, who lived for several years with her daughter in Tucson, Ariz., died Monday at the Tucson Medical Center.

                She was born in Miami County to John W. and Cynthia ANGLEMEYER KERSCHNER.  She had lived on a farm near Argos most of her life.  On March 9, 1909 she married Albert DAWALT, who died Dec. 12, 1967.  She was a member of the First Brethren Church in Tucson and was a former member of the Walnut Church of the Brethern in Marshall County.

                Surviving are her daughter, Marie FANNING, Tucson; two sons, Murl [DAWALT], Etna  Green, and Donald [DAWALT], Randleman, N.C.; twelve grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren, and eight reat-great-grandchildren.

                Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Clarance KERSCHNER officiating.  Burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and after 1 p.m. Friday at the church.

 

Helen V. Bacon

                Helen V. BACON, 83, Four Seasons, died at 4:20 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital shortly after admission.

                Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Rochester

 

Elsie M. Robison

                Elsie M. ROBISON, 84, Gilead, died at 3:30 a.m. today at Life Care Center, where she was a patient.

                Arrangements are pending at HartZler Funeral Home, Akron.


Thursday, February 20, 1992

 

Helen V. Bacon

May 24, 1908 - Feb. 19, 1992

                Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Athens Cemetery for Helen V. BACON, 83, Four Seasons Estates.

                The Rev. Irvin BEHM will officiate.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at Hartzler Funeral Home, Rochester.

                Mrs. Bacon died at 4:20 a.m. Wednesday shortly after admission to Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born in Fulton County to Audra and Dollie SMITH PUTMAN.  She moved from Phoenix, Ariz., to Rochester in 1983.  On July 20, 1929 in Peru she married Russel BACON, who survives.  She had worked for six years at the former Chamberlin Products in Akron.

                Surviving with her husband are three sons, Phillip [BACON], Scottsdale, Ariz.; Paul [BACON], Leo, Ind., and Larry [BACON], San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Paul (Mary) FRIDDLE, Rochester.  Preceding in death were a sister, Marjorie HAROLD, on Sept. 4, 1990, and a brother, David PUTMAN.

 

Elsie M. Robison

Aug. 4, 1907 - Feb. 19, 1992

                Elsie M. ROBISON, 84, Gilead, died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center, where she was a resident.

                She was born in Wabash County to Harvey and Daisie SMITH.  On May 1, 1927 in Wabash County she married Isam ROBISON, who survives.  She was a member of the Gilead United Methodist Church.

                Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Don (Lois Ann) HUDSON, Roann, and Mrs. Frank (Lorene) HILL, LaPorte; a son, Lester [ROBISON], Peru; twelve grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren, and a brother, Allen SMITH, Roann.  Preceding in death was a sister, May SHEAK.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating.  Burial wil be in the Gilead Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday.

 

Sally J. Smiley

July 18, 1957 - Feb. 18, 1992

                Sally Jo TIMBS SMILEY, 34, of 100 N. Sixth St., West Terre Haute, died at 9:09 p.m. Tuesday at Union Hospital, Terre Haute.

                She was born in Terre Haute to Herman and Ladema TIMBS.  She was a substitute teacher for Vigo County School Corporation in Terre Haute.  She was a graduate of Indiana State University, where she had been a member of the Sycamore Drill Team.  She was a member of the Alpha Omega Phi Sorority and the Bethany United Church of Christ.

                Surviving are two daughters, Jennifer and Kristen SMILEY, at home; her parents, Herman and Ladonna TIMBS, West Terre Haute; a sister, Susan COSTA, West Terre Hauge, and aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Mattox-Bendino West Funeral Home, Terre Haute, with the Rev. Robert BELLIN officiating.  Burial wil be in the Bethesda Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today.


Cecil E. Enyeart

Feb. 28, 1914 - Feb. 19, 1992

                Cecil E. ENYEART, 77, Box 211, Kewanna, died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at Chase Center in Logansport following two months of illness.

                He was born in Winamac to George and Ethel Mae ARTIST ENYEART.  He lived most of his life in Kewanna.  His first marriage was to Deloris RANS.  His second marriage was to Alice Mae SEDAM.  His third marriage was to Melva Geneva WILLIAMS, who survives.  He was a member of the Kewanna Baptist Church.  He was a retired farmer and former employee of the Logansport School Corporation and Pepsi-Cola Company.

                Surviving are three daughters, Phyllis J. BOWLING, Antwerp, Ohio; Janice COE, Logansport; Estellee ENYEART, Lafayette; a son, Edwin W. [ENYEART], Logansport; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Beulah SUTTON, Kewanna, and Velma TATMAN, Royal Center, and a brother, George [ENYEART], Kewanna.  Preceding in death were a brother and a sister.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call after 10 a.m. Saturday.

 

Friday, February 21, 1992

 

Robert L. Nicodemus

April 21, 1909 - Feb. 21, 1992

                Robert Lee NICODEMUS, 82, Rt. 1, Akron, died at 12:40 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been a patient since Sunday.  He had been in failing health for two weeks.

                He was born near Athens to Samuel and Stella FEECE NICODEMUS.  He had lived all his life in the Athens and Akron communities.  On July 3, 1932 he married Esther MILLER, who died Oct. 28, 1972.  He had owned and operated Nicodemus Saw Mill, near Akron, and was also a self-employed buildig mover.

                Surviving are two daughers, Carol Lee MYERS and Mrs. Marvin (Luann) WHETSTONE, both of Akron; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lucille LEWIS and Louise NICODEMUS, both of Akron, and Mrs. Lafe (Grace) EDGAR, Atlanta, Mich., and a brother, Peter “Pete” NICODEMUS, Akron.  Preceding in death were two brothers, Ralph and Max [NICODEMUS].

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Richard THOMPSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday and after noon Sunday.

 

Saturday, February 22, 1992

 

Add Howard

                Add HOWARD, 74, of 809 E. 12th St., died at 7:30 a.m. today, shortly after admission to Woodlawn Hospital.

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

 

Floyd Crow

                Floyd CROW, Indiana 10, Culver, died early today at his home.

                Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


Nathan Lee

Barbara Lee

                Private graveside services will be Monday for the families of Nathan Andrew LEE and Barbara LEE, infant children of Arik and Debra ZIMMERMAN LEE, 1803 Oakwood Drive.  The Rev. Jack HARTMAN wil officiate.  Zimmerman Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to a charity or a church.

                The babies and their brother, Tanner Jacob LEE, were orn Feb. 15 at Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis.  Nathan died at 1:03 a.m. Monday and Barbara died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Riley Children’s Hospital.

                Surviving with their parents and brother are the maternal grandparents, John and Marvus ZIMMERMAN, Akron; the paternal grandparents, Jerry and Barbara LEE, Rochester; the great-grandparents, Lauretta LEE, Frances WERNER and Sherman HIVELY, all of Rochester, and Josephine MERLEY, Akron, and the great-great-grandmother, Bertha BITTERLING, Rochester.

 

Claude E. Quinn

                Claude E. QUINN, 83, of 1618 Wallace Ave., died at 9:20 p.m. Friday at his hoime.  He had been in failing health for six years.

                He was born Aug. 1, 1908 in Akron to Robert and Agnes ANGELMYER QUINN.  He lived most of his life in Fulton County.  On April 16, 1932 in Rochester he married Bernice CROUSSORE, who survives.  He worked for the Bendix Corporation in South Bend for a number of years.  In 1976 he retired as a machinist from Magnetic Shield in Rochester.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Margaret) RITTER and Donna SHELTON, both of Rochester; three grandsons, Richard and Greg RITTER, Bristol, and Walker CONLEY, Rocester; four great-granddaughters, and two step-great-granddaughters.  Preceding in death was a sister, Fern RUSSELL.

                Private services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Pastor Olin CORBITT officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, February 24, 1992

 

Glen Saltsgiver

                Glen SALTSGIVER, 76, of 1220 Wabash Ave., died at 9:45 p.m. Sunday at his home.

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


Add Howard

March 21, 1917 - Feb. 22, 1992

                Services were to be at 1 p.m. today at Foster and Good Funeral Home, Rochester for Add HOWARD, 74, of 809 E. 12th St.  The Rev. Henry BRADLEY was to officiate, and burial was to be in the Citizens Cemetery, Rochester.              Mr. Howard died at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, shortly after admission to Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health for several years.

                He was born in Brainard, Ky., to Alex and Caroline PRATER HOWARD, and moved from Brainard to Rochester in 1943.  On Feb. 24, 1940 in Bonanza, Ky., he married Lina ADAMS, who survives.  He retired in 1979 after 33 years with the North Manchester Foundry.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Calvin (Vernelee) REFFETT, Rt. 4, Rochester; five grandchildren, Shawn and Shane REFFETT, Adam and Angie HOWARD and Chris THOMPSON, all of Rochester; a great-grandson; three sisters, Savannah FRALEY, Prestonsburg, Ky.; Rosie OWENS, Silver Lake, and Gladys SPARKS, Pedro, Ohio; two brothers, Sam and Warnie HOWARD, both of Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were two sons, Edsel [HOWARD] on May 19, 1971, and Delmar [HOWARD] on May 15, 1985; three sisters, and a brother.

 

Floyd Crow

Jan. 20, 1915 - Feb. 22, 1992

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Sana Ana United Methodist Church for Floyd CROW, 77, of 20703 Indiana 10, Culver.  The Rev. Keith SMITLEY will officiate, and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church.  The I.O.O.F. Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Santa Ana United Methodist Church.

                Mr. Crow died at 3 a.m. Saturday at his home.  He had been in failing health for six months.

                He was born near Argos to William and Lenora LOCKWOOD CROW, and moved from Argos to the Culver area 34 years ago.  On July 12, 1942 in Elwood he married Audrey Grace QUIMBY, who survives.  He was a retired farmer.  He was a member of the Santa Ana United Methodist Church and the Maxinkuckee Lodge for over 50 years.

                Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Bryan (Shirley) BRADFIELD and Mrs. Brent (Janet) GOCHENOUR, both of Argos, and Mrs. Jim (Barbara) IRWIN, Culver; two sons, Robert F. [CROW], Taylors, S.C., and Dan W. [CROW], Richmond; nineteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Olive QUIMBY, Argos, and a brother, Wayne CROW, Argos.  Preceding in death were three sisters and a brother.


M. Marie Hagerman

May 19, 1901 - Feb. 22, 1992

                Mary Marie HAGERMAN, 90, Leiters Ford, died at 10:57 a.m.Saturday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where she had lived for two years.

                She was born in Terre Hauts to Edward ad Bessie GUESS SWEANY, and had lived most of her life in Fulton County.  On Feb. 15, 1961 in Leiters Ford she married Percy HAGERMAN, who died in Septemvber 1982.  She formerly was employed at Geneva Center, Rochester Metal Products and the former Rochester Laundry.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Logansport.

                Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Walter (Helen) EASTERDAY, Okeechobee, Fla., and Mrs. John (Betty) HALL, Leesburg, Fla.; two brothers, Douglas SWEANY, Rochester, and Melvin SWEANY, Fort Myers, Fla.; a nephew, Woody McGLOTHIN, Leiters Ford, and three great-nieces, Pat PLOTHOW, Seymour, and Vicky RUSSELL and Bettie GROSS, both of Leiters Ford.  Preceding in death were three sisters, Agnes GATES, Violet REDINGER and Lucille DEEDS, and a niece, Wilma McGLOTHIN.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

 

Todd R. Welling

Dec. 30, 1960 - Feb. 21, 1992

                Todd Robert WELLING, 31, of 217 W. Wiliams St, Argos, died about 6 p.m Friday in South Bend.

                He was born Dec. 30, 1960 in Rochester to Leon and June KLINE WELLING.  He moved from Leiters Ford to Argos 10 years ago. On Sept. 4, 1982 in Leiters Ford he married Debra S. JUSTIS, who survives.  He had been a mechanic for the Culver Marina for the past four years.  He attended the Walnut Church of the Brethren.  He was a member of the Argos Lions Club.

                Surviving with his wife are a daugher, Whitney M. WELLING, at home; his mother, June WELLING, Leiters Ford; a brother, Craig B. WELLING, Elkhart, and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  His father died June 20, 1988.

                Services wil be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Russell PAYNE officiating.  Burial wil be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 1:30 Tuesday at the church.  Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the Whitney M. Welling Scholarship Fund.


Nathan Andrew Lee

Feb. 15, 1992 - Feb. 20, 1992

 

Darin Lee

Feb. 14, 1992 - Feb. 17, 1992

                Private graveside services were to be today for the families of Nathan Andrew LEE and Darin LEE, infant children of Arik and Debra ZIMMERMAN  LEE, 1803 Oakwood Drive.  The Rev. Jack HARTMAN was to officiate.  Zimmerman Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to a charity or a church.

                The babies and their brother, Tanner Jacob LEE, were bor Feb. 15 at Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis.  Darin died at 1:10 a.m. Feb. 17 and Nathan died at 10 p.m. Feb. 20 in Riley Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

                Surviving with their parents and brother are the maternal grandparents, John and Marvus ZIMMERMAN, Akron; the paternal grandparents, Jerry and Barbara LEE, Rochester; the great-grandparents, Lauretta LEE, Frances WERNER and Sherman HIVELY, all of Rochester, and Josephine MERLEY, Akron, and the great-great-grandmother, Bertha BITTERLING, Rochester.

 

Tuesday, February 25, 1992

 

Glen R. Saltsgiver

Aug. 22, 1915 - Feb. 23, 1992

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church for Glen R. SALTSGIVER, 76, of 1220 Wabash Ave.

                The Rev. C. Allan HAZEN will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good funeral Home, Rochester, and after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the church.  Masonic services will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Fund or the First Christian Church.

                Mr. Saltsgiver died at 9:45 p.m. Sunday at his home.  He was born in Mishawaka to Sidney and Elsa WOLFE SALTSGIVER and moved from Monticello to Rochester in 1951.  On May 22, 1937 in Wheeling, W.Va., he married Thelma Fern SCHLEMMER, who died Dec. 9, 1976.  On Aug. 8, 1977 in Rochester he married Ida CLINTON, who survives.  He was retired after 20 years with Sonoco Products in Akron.  He was a World War II veteran, served with the Sea-Bees (Construction Battalion) in the Pacific Theater.  He was a member of the First Christian Church, the Rocheter Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite of South Bend, the Mizpah Temple in Fort Wayne and the Manitou Shrine Club.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, JoAnn DEAN, Bloomington; three sons, James P. [SALTSGIVER], Indianapolis; Keith A. [SALTSGIVER], Fort Worth, Texas, and Gary R. [SALTSGIVER], Hershey, Pa., nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a step-son, Russ CLINTON, Noblesville; a step-daughter, Carol SUNDHEIMER, Warsaw; five step-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Maxine SCHIEBER, North Liberty, and Myrtle RUFF, El Cajon, Calif.  Preceding in death were a sister, Margaret [SALTSGIVER], and a brother, Vernon [SALTSGIVER].


Oliver Staner

Oct. 22, 1915 - Feb. 24, 1992

                Oliver “Ollie” STANER, 76, of 18725 Linden Road, Argos, died at 3 p.m. Monday at his home.  He had been in failing health for several years.

                He was born Oct. 22, 1915 in Argos to Charles and Nora MYERS STANER.  He lived most of his life in the Argos community, and also had lived in Logansport and Fort Wayne.  On March 31, 1941 in Logansport he married Hazel L. BENNINGHOFF, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Jordan Baptist Church.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Ken (Sharon) CRUM, Walkerton, and Judy STANER, Argos; a son, Larry [STANER], Bremen; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Richard [STANER] Windsor, Pa., and Bob [STANER], South Bend.  Preceding in death were two brothers, Billy and Lowell [STANER].

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at he Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Arley MITCHUM officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday.

 

Vernerd D. Goodman

Jan. 19, 1899 - Feb. 24, 1992

                Vernerd D. GOODMAN, 93, Besamore Park Road, Lake Manitou, died at 11:38 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been a patient since Friday. He was born in Fulton County to George and Nora HAY GOODMAN.  He lived most of his life in Fulton and Marshall counties.  On Feb. 8, 1920 in West Lebanon he married Ruby M. SALTA, who died Oct. 8, 1950.  He was a retired farmer and a member of Whippoorwill Community Church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Jeanne WATSON and Mrs. Harold (Ruth) SOUTH, both of Plymouth; three sons, William and Bob [GOODMAN], both of Rochester, and Richard [GOODMAN], New Haven; twenty-one grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death was a brother, Everett GOODMAN.

                Services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. John ANDREWS officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Wednesday, February 26, 1992

 

Dorothy Vanlue

Nov. 29, 1902 - Feb. 25, 1992

                Dorothy Lucretia VANLUE, 89, Osceola, died at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Merry Manor of Wakarusa, where she had lived for 5 1/2 years.  She had been in failing health for eight years. She was born in Bedford, Pa., to Jake and Mary CLARK RITCHEY.  On June 5, 1933 in South Bend she married Harry VANLUE, who died April 23, 1972.  She was a member of the Apostolic Temple of South Bend.

                Surviving are four sons, Jack [VANLUE], Wakarusa, Daniel [VANLUE], Cadiz, Ky.; Dave [VANLUE], Kansas City, Mo., and Fred [VANLUE], St. Louis, Mo. twenty-three grandchildren, and twenty-six great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were a daughter, Sally WIEDEKOFER, ten sisters and fourbrothers.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Reith Rohrer Ehret Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa, with Pastor Peter ROWE officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday.


Thursday, February 27, 1992

 

Betty J. Zartman

Feb. 13, 1927 - Feb. 27, 1992

                Betty J. ZARTMAN, 65, Toner St., Kewanna, died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday at her home.

                She was born in Clinton County to Emmertt L. and Dessie VANDERVENTER WARREN.  On Dec. 20, 1961 in Mentone she married Lawrence T. ZARTMAN, who survives.

                Surviving with her husband are three daughters, Marylin TAVIS, Lowell, Mich.; Linda SARTIN, Greentown, and Glenda ROYCE, Phoenix, Ariz.; three step-daughters, Violet L. JOHNSON, Clearwater, Fla., and Bonnie L. DOTSON and Susan LAWHORN, both of Hudson, Fla.; three step-sons, Larry E. ZARTMAN and Richard L. ZARTMAN, both of Flint, Mich., and Dennis R. ZARTMAN, Warsaw; thirty-one grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and four brothers, Fred WARREN, Frankfort; Russell WARREN, Kokomo; David WARREN, West Virginia, and Don WARREN, Bloomington.  Preceding in death were a son, three brothers and a sister.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with Pastor Martin MASTIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m Saturday and after 9 a.m. Sunday.

 

Friday, February 28, 1992

 

Blanche Strauche

March 6, 1897 - Feb. 27, 1992

                Blanche STRAUCHE, 94, of 15620 Old U.S. 31, Argos, died at 7:45 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been admitted earlier that day.

                She was born at English Lake to Edward and Minda WELSH RIGGLE.  She moved from Griffith to Argos seven years ago.  She was married to William H. STRAUCHE, who preceded in death.  She was an elementary school teacher for 47 years, having taught in Calumet Township, the Griffith School System and the Hosford Park School System, Gary.  She attended Valparaiso and Indiana universities.  She was a member of the Indiana State Teachers Association and a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary.  She attended the Argos United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are a son, Billy E. STRAUCH; three grandchildren, Susan and Alan [STRAUCHE], Pontiac, Ill., and David [STRAUCHE], Houston, Texas, and two great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death was a brother.

                Private services will be at Ridge Lawn Cemetery in Griffith.  Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, is in charge of arrengements.  There will be no visitation.


Saturday, February 29, 1992

 

Walter L. Ward

April 28, 1931 - Feb. 28, 1992

                Walter L. WARD, 60, of 1225 Lakeshore Dricve, died at 5:10 p.m. Friday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.  He had been hospitalized since Feb. 20 after a fall.

                He was born in Miami County to Arther and Golda CONFER WARD.  On June 29, 1952 in Akron he married Mary Janet PARKER, who survives.  He was retired from Allied-Bendix, South end, after 36 years.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Germany, and was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Manitou Moose Lodge.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Debora) HUFFMAN, Copley, Ohio; two sons, Jeffery [WARD], Casterland, N.Y., and Michael [WARD], Rochester; two granddaughters, Ashlee and Amie; a grandson, Parker Phillip HUFFMAN, and two brothers, Robert [WARD], Wilmington, N.C., and Albert [WARD], of California.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Merlyn COX officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from      4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

 

Albert I. Quivey

May 21, 1905 - Feb. 28, 1992

                Albert I. QUIVEY, 86, of 7650 Indiana 234 West, Crawfordsville, formerly of Marshall County, died unexpectedly at 2:30 p.m. Friday at his residence.

                He was born in Fulton County to Clarence and Nellie IRWIN QUIVEY.  He moved from Lowell to Crawfordsville in 1969.  In 1926 in Marshall County he married Margaret ADAMSON, who survives.  He was a long-time farmer and outdoorsman.  He graduated in 1922 from Argos High School, and attended Manchester College.  He taught school at the former Green Township School in Marshall County.  He was a member and past president of the Lake County Cattle Feeders Association and the Lake County Sheep Breeders Association, a member and past master of the Indiana Trail Grange in Lowell, and a member and past secretary of the Northern Indiana Fox Hunters Association.  He was a member of the New Market United Methodist Church, near Crawfordsville.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Mrs Leslie (Jane) BOYER, Marion, Ill.; two sons, James [QUIVEY], Charleston, Ill., and Jack [QUIVEY], Culver; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Mary Alice LANNON, Clifton Springs, N.Y.; four brothers, Ronald [QUIVEY], Culver, and Virgil, Glen and Hugh [QUIVEY], all of Plymouth.  Preceding in death were a daughter, Marylee MOODY, and an infant granddaughter.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Michael GORE officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Grove Cemetery, Culver.  Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Monday.


Monday, March 2, 1992

 

Christian L. Estrich

March 9, 1896 - Feb. 28, 1992

                Christian Louis “C.L.” ESTRICH, 95, of 600 N. Sycamore St., North Manchester, died at 11:08 p.m. Friday at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Fort Wayne.  He was born in Hutchison, Minn., to William E. and Anna NASS ESTRICH.  On Nov. 8, 1931 he married Lela WAGONER, who survives.  He retired from service and sales for the Protection Equipment Company in Minneapolis, Minn.  He served in the Navy during World War I.  He was member of the United Methodist Church in North Manchester and the Fort Wayne American Legion.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. James (Marilyn) FRITTS, Rochester, and Mrs. Harold (Judith Ann) FREDINE, Odon; a son, David L. [ESTRICH], Orinda, Calif.; eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were a son, a daughter, a brother, and three sisters.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church, North Manchester with the Rev. Paul STEELE and Rev. George BRUNNER officiating.  Burial will be in the Roanoke I.O.O.F.  Cemetery  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today at the DeLaughter Mortuary, North Manchester, and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.

 

Tuesday, March 3, 1992

 

Albert Brown

Dec. 4, 1906 - March 2, 1992

                Albert BROWN, 85, Fort Wayne, died at 9:45 a.m. Monday at St. Anne Home, Fort Wayne.

                He was born in Peoria, Ill., to Abe and Rose SOLOMAN BROWN.  On Dec. 18, 1975 in Rochester he married Juanita BROWN, who survives.  He had lived in Fort Wayne since 1988.  He retired in 1969 after 18 years with U.S. Steel.  He also had been self-employed as a radio and television repairman.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Patricia R. BEISNER, Anaheim, Calif., and Carol A. KASPER, St. John; eight step-daughters, Virginia SCOTT, Corpus Christi, Texas; Helen DILLON, Morgan Hill, Calif.; Mary FULTZ, Ashey; Janet MEYERS, Sarasota, Fla., Nancy HUNTER, Florida, and Betty JURY, Dorothy BRUICK and Nancy FALLS, all of Fort Wayne; three step-sons, Guy BOOKOUT and Daniel FULTZ, both of Fort Wayne, and Edward FULTZ, Ashley; forty-four grandchildren, and a sister, Ruth WEISS, Calumet City.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne, with the Rev. Tom SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in the New Haven I.O.O.F.  Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Fort Wayne Crippled Children and Adults Society.


Arvillia I. Daugherty

July 26, 1924 - March 3, 1992

                Arvillia I. DAUGHERTY, 87, Winamac Nursing Home, formerly of Star City, died at 5:01 a.m. today in Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.  She was born July 26, 1924 in Harrison Township of Pulaski County to Asa and Archie DAVIS BONNELL.  In 1941 she marrid Joe KOUGH, who died in 1942.  She was a former postal employee in Arlington, Va.  She was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ and the Winamac VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

                Surviving are a son, William J. KOUGH Sr., Star City; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and a sister, Ferald KING, Winamac.  Preceding in death were two sisters and a brother.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Herb HIATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewana I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and after 8 a.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

 

Wednesday, March 4, 1992

 

Velma C. Hagan

June 25, 1905 - March 3, 1992

                Velma Charlotte HAGAN, 86, formerly of 304 E. Walnut St., Argos, died at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

                She was born in Marshall County to Ira and Georgia WICKIZER GROSSMAN, and had lived most of her life in the Argos community.  On Nov. 23, 1927 in South Bend she married Clarence HAGAN, who died in October 1978.  She was a member of the Argos Bible Church.

                Surviving are four daughters, Joyce KESLER, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Carolyn SHERWOOD, Argos; Mrs. Leo (Beverly) EICH, Tempe, Ariz., and Mrs. David (Susanne) HARGRAVE, Darwin, Australia; four sons, Richard [HAGAN], Argos; Max [HAGAN], San Diego, Calif.; Jarrel [HAGAN], Dayton, Ohio, and Maurice [HAGAN], Auburn; twenty-seven grandchildren; thirty-six great-grandchildren, and a brother, Darold GROSSMAN, Knightstown.  Preceding in death was an infant daughter, Julia Ann [HAGAN].

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m Friday at the Argos Bible Church with the Rev. Earl LIGHTFOOT officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and after 9:30 a.m. Friday at the church.

 

Marie Drochner

Aug. 24, 1907 - March 3, 1992

                Marie DROCHNER, 84, of 1520 19th Road, Tippecanoe, died at 9:58 p.m. Tuesday, shortly after arrival at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born in Lithuania to Martin and Marie LORENZ.  She moved from Chicago to Tippecanoe in 1962.  On Nov. 24, 1932 in Lithuania she married Emil DROCHNER, who survives.  She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rochester.

                Surviving with her husband are three daughters, Mrs. Ed (Herta) MULELLER, Des Plaines, Ill.; Mrs. Frank (Edith) ALBERS, Oak Lawn, Ill., and Mrs. Jim (Erika) NAPIER, Los Angeles, Calif; three sons, Edwin [DROCHNER], Tippecanoe; Harry [DROCHNER], Chicago, and Erich [DROCHNER], Peoria, Ill.; twelve grandchildren.  Preceding in death were two brothers.

                Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


Berneice Jones

April 18, 1909 - March 3, 1992

                Berneice JONES, 82, 110 E. Main St., Mentone, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her son, Ken JONES, of Claypool.

                She was born in Marion to Clarence and Mary WYATT SINE.  On June 29, 1941 at Mentone she married Mervin D “Porky” JONES, who died Sept. 16, 1975.  She lived most of her married life in Mentone.  She was the owner/operator of the Berneice Beauty Shop.  She was a member of the Mentone United Methodist Church, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Mentone Eastern Star and the Psi Iota Xi Sorority.

                Surviving with her son are six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Preceding in death was a sister.

                Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Mentone Cemetery with the Rev. Will LAWSON officiating.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home in Mentone.

 

Thursday, March 5, 1992

 

Marie Drochner

Aug. 24, 1907 - March 3, 1992

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rochester for Marie DROCHNER, 84, of 1520 19th Road, Tippecanoe.

                Pastor James KREFT will officiate and burial will be in the Highland Cemetery, North Judson.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and after   9 a.m. Saturday at the church.  Memorials may vbe made to the St. John’s Lutheran Church.

                Mrs. Drochner died at 9:58 p.m. Tuesday, shortly after arrival at Woodlawn Hospital.  She was born in Lithuania to Martin and Marie LORENZ.  She moved from Chicago to Tippecanoe in 1962.  On Nov. 24, 1931 in Lithuania she married Emil DROCHNER, who survives.  She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

                Surviving with her husband are three daughters, Mrs. Ed (Herta) MUELLER, Des Plaines, Ill.; Mrs. Frank (Edith) ALBERS, Oak Law, Ill.; and Mrs. Jim (Erika) NAPIER, Mission Viejo, Calif.; three sons, Edwin [DROCHNER], Tippecanoe; Harry [DROCHNER], Chicago, and Erich [DROCHNER], Peoria, Ill.; twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were two brothers.

 

Friday, March 6, 1992 to Saturday, March 7, 1992

 

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Monday, March 9, 1992

 

Elsie M. Tyler

May 28, 1898 - March 7, 1992

                Elsie M. TYLER, 93, a former Burton community resident, died at 11:55 a.m. Saturday at the residece of her son, Bob [TYLER], in Montgomery, W. Va., with whom she lived.  She had been in failing health for 18 months.            

                She was born in Roselawn to H.H. and Helen LANG NELSON.  She moved from Rochester to West Virginia two years ago.  Prior to that, she had lived in Lowell.  Her husband, Joshua TYLER, died in 1970.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Terry (Karen) SULLIVAN, Monticello; three sons, Kenneth [TYLER], Kewana; Myron [TYLER], Valparaiso, and Robert [TYLER], Montgomery; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mable BURKE, Lafayette.  Preceding in death was a brother, Harvey [NELSON].

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, where friends may call from 6-8 p.m Tuesday and after 10 a.m. Wednesday.  Pastor Joey WATT will officiate.  The body will be removed to the Sheets Funeral Home in Lowell where friends may call from 6-8 p.m. CST (7 to 9 p.m. EST) Wednesday.  Graveside services will be conducted at  11 a.m. CST (noon EST) Thursday in the Lowell Memorial Cemetery.

 

Rex E. Tibbets

Oct. 4, 1925 - March 8, 1992

                Rex E. TIBBETS, 66, of 1100 S. Park Road (Rochester Mobile Home Court), died at 2:10 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born in Converse to Reno E. and Bernice ZOOK TIBBETS, and moved from Converse to Fulton County in 1975.  On March 8, 1947 in New Castle he married Mary HARGER, who survives.  He was retired from Wilburn Construction Company.  He served with the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater.  He was a member of the Rochester VFW and American Legion.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Alice Rexene) WILSON, Rochester, and Mrs. K.C. (Doris Ellen) JONES, Colorado Springs, Colo.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Tony (Wilmadean) PANDISCO, Rindge, N.H., and Mrs.. William (Shirley) HELTON, Greentown, and two brothers, Merrill TIBBETS, Convrse, and Max TIBBETS, Sweetser.  Preceding in death were a son, John David [TIBBETS], in 1975, and a brother.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Jack HARTMAN officiating.  Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. in the Converse Cemetery, where the Rochester American Legion and VFW will conduct military rites.  Memorials may be made to the VFW building fund.


Tuesday, March 10, 1992

 

Rex E. Tibbets

Oct. 4, 1925 - March 8, 1992

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rocheser, for Rex E. TIBBETS, 66, of 1100 Park Road (Rochester Mobile Home Court).

                The Rev. Jack HARTMAN will officiate.  Graveside services will be at 3 p.m in the Converse Cemetery, where the Rochester American Legion and VFW will conduct military rites.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. tonight and after 10 a.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the VFW building fund.

                Mr. Tibbets died at 2:10 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.  He was born in Converse to Reno E. and Bernice ZOOK TIBBETS, and moved from Converse to Fulton County in 1975.  On March 8, 1947 in New Castle he married Mary HARGER, who survives.  He was retired from Wilburn Construction Company.  He served wih the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater.  He was a member of the Rochester VFW and American Legion.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Alice Rexene) WILSON, Rochester, and Mrs. K.C. (Doris Ellen) JONES, Colorado Springs, Colo.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Tony (Wilmadean) PANDISCO, Rindge, N.H., and Mrs. William (Shirley) HELTON, Greentown, and two brothers, Merrill TIBBETS, Converse, and Max TIBBETS, Sweetser.  Preceding in death were a son, John David [TIBBETS], in 1975, and a brother.

 

Charley Jones

Jan. 19, 1918 - March 8, 1992

                Charley JONES, 74, of 254 E. Sixth St., died at 2:55 p.m. Sunday at his daughter’s home in Middletown, Ohio.

                He was born in Miami County to Harry and Lizzie BLACKBURN JONES.  He was first married to Marybelle SIPE, who preceded in death.  He then married Ethel OLINGER, who preceded in death.  He was retired from Bryan Steam Corporation.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge.

                Surviving are three daughters, Charlette THORNSBURG, Middletown, Ohio, Barbara CREPEAU, Lowell, and Oma JOY, Dallas,Texas; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchidren; a sister, Norb GUTBROD, Peru, and two brothers, William JONES and Tom JONES, both of Peru  Preceding in death were a sister and four brothers.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Ron SHANER officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park of Cass County.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.


Cleo Drudge

Sept. 29, 1901 - March 9, 1992

                Cleo DRUDGE, 90, of 1227 Wabash Ave., died at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health for two years.

                He was born in Newcastle Township to Amos and Margaret TOLEN DRUDGE, and had lived all his life in Fulton County.  On Jan. 17, 1922 in St. Joseph, Mich., he married Louise CARR, who survives.  He retired in 1962 from farming.  He was a member of the Grace Unitd Methodist Church.

                Surviving with his wife are three daughtrs, Mrs. Earl (Betty) VanBAALEN, Peru; Jean BRANDT, Punta Gorda, Fla., and Mrs. Joseph (Carol Sue) BARTS, Rochester; six grandchildren ten great-grandchildren four great-grat-grandchildren, and a sister, Lorene OLIVER, Rochester.  Precedig in death was a sistr, Sena TROUT.

                Private family graveside services will be Friday at the Athens Cemetery with the Rev. Jack HARTMAN officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials may e made to the Manitou Training Center.  Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Wednesday, March 11, 1992

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, March 12, 1992

 

Elizabeth G. Orpurt

Nov. 6, 1892 - March 11, 1992

                Elizabeth G. ORPURT, 99, North Manchester, died at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday in Timbercrest Brethren Home, North Manchester.

                She was born in Miami County to James P. and Rebecca Belle YANT NICODEMUS.  She was married to William C. ORPURT, who died Oct. 24, 1972.  She was a member of the Peru Church of the Brethren.

                Surviving are four sons, William [ORPURT], Lima, Ohio; Philip [ORPURT], North Manchester, and Edward and Kenneth [ORPURT], Peru; seventeen grandchildren; thirty-five great-grandchildren; twelve great-great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Verro NICODEMUS, South Bend, and Lloyd NICODEMUS, Hemet, Calif.  Preceding in death were four brothers.

                Services will be at 2 p.m Saturday at the Peru Church of the Brethren with the Revs. John BARTHOLOMEW and John MISHLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Fricay at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru.  Contributions may be made to the Peru Church of the Brethren or Timbercrest Church of the Brethren Home.


Vickie R. Shoemaker

Aug. 14, 1947 - March 10, 1992

                Vickie R. SHOEMAKER, 44, Edgerton, Ohio, died at 10:38 p.m. Tuesday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne, from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday near Grabill.

                She was born in Wabash to Dean and Betty MORRISON FORD.  On Sept. 29, 1984 in Warsaw she married Jay D. SHOEMAKER, who survives.  She had served two terms as Kosciusko County Treasurer.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Lisa) HAY and Lori METZGER, both of Warsaw; two step-sons, Kevin SHOEMAKER, South Whitley,a nd Kip SHOEMAKER, Pierceton; two grandchildren; her parents, Dean and Betty FORD, Claypool; a sister, Mrs. Stuart (Julie) WATKINS, Claypool, and a brother, Jim FORD, Mansfield, Ohio.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Chamness-Tucker Funeral Home, Claypool, with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Claypool.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday.

 

Charles A. Besse Sr.

Aug. 16, 1916 - March 4, 1992

                Word has been received of the death of Charles Arthur BESSE Sr., 75, Louisville, Ky.  He died March 4 in his home.

                Services were Monday at St. Rita Catholic Church, Louisville.  Burial was in the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery in Louisville.

                Mr. Besse was born in Fowler to Arthur and Catherine SILVER BESSE.  On Oct. 4, 1947 he married Anna Margaret STOLTZ, who died in July 1955.  On Feb. 4, 1956 he married Mary Louise ABBING, who survives.  He retired after 23 years as a mechanic for International Truck Sales and Service.  He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the American Veterans, Knights of Colmbus Assumption Council, St. Anthamosius Booster Club and the St. Rita Catholic Church.

                Surviving with his wife are five daughters, Margaret A. GEIGER, Fort Worth, Texas; Mary J. PINKSTON, Mount Washington, Ky.; Ida A. TOWNE, Remingrton; Catherine ELZY and Deloris WOOLDRIDGE, both of Louisville; six sons, Charles A. [BESSE] Jr., Owensboro, Ky.; Michael J. [BESSE], Hanover; Jerome [BESSE], Lebanon Junction, Ky.; Louis E. [BESSE], Lexington, S.C; Barnard and John R. [BESSE], both of Louisville; sixteen grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two brothers, Leo J. [BESSE], Indianapolis, and David E. [BESSE], Kewanna; four sisters, Delores FOERG, Star City; Patricia KOONS, Logansport; Mathilda LAMB, Kewanna, and Josephine ILLINGSWORTH, Fowler, and forty-two nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were a brother and a sister.

 

Friday, March 13, 1992

 

[no obits]


Saturday, March 14, 1992

 

Daniel L. Flora

May 23, 1956 - Dec. 31, 1991

                Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday for Daniel Lee FLORA, 35, Chicago, in the Erie United Methodist Church, Peru.  The church is off U.S. 24 bypass on Paw Paw Pike.

                Mr. Flora died Dec. 31 in Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago.  He was the son of Everette and Blanche FLORA, Peru.

 

Monday, March 16, 1992

 

R. Edward Polley

Dec. 6, 1909 - March 15, 1992

                R. Edward POLLEY, 82, Four Seasons Mobile Home Estates, died at 1:11 a.m. Sunday at Life Care Center, where he had been a patient for a week. He had been in failing health for several years.

                He was born in Rochester to Lewis and Esther RHINESMITH POLLEY.  He had lived in the Rochester and Macy areas all his life.  On Noc. 25, 1930 near Culver he married June FLETCHER, who survives.  He was retired from farming and from the maintenance department at North Miami Schools.  He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Rochester, the Rochester I.O.O.F., the Manitou Moose Lodge and the Macy Masonic Lodge.

                Surviving with his wife are a son, Larry POLLEY, Lafayette; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and a brother, Richard POLLEY, Mishawaka.  A son, D. Ward POLLEY, died Feb. 28, 1977.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good 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. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist church or Macy United Methodist Church.

 

Harry H. Williams

Oct. 1, 1914 - March 15, 1992

                Harry H. WILLIAMS, 77, Rt. 1, Twelve Mile, died at 1:05 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Hospital in Logansport.

                He was born in Jackson Township of Cass County to Emuel H. and Juney M. CONKLIN WILLIAMS.  In January 1942 he married Genevieve V. MOORE, who survives.  He was a retired grinder supervisor for Myers Spring Company in Logansport.  He attended the Metea Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving as a machine gunner in Germany during the Battle of the Bulge.  He was a graduate of Logansport High School.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Linda M. STOVER, Rt. 1, Twelve Mile; two grandchildren; a sister, Verna GRASSMYER, Riverton, Ill., and two brothers, Owen B. [WILLIAMS], Logansport, and Lester R. [WILLIAMS], Walton.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Metea Baptist Church with Dr. Bryan CLEMENS officiating.  Burial will be in the Metea Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center, and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Minni Toebe

Nov. 6, 1898 - March 16, 1992

                Minni TOEBE, 93, of 10013 W. 16th Road, Argos, died at 7 a.m. today at her home following a lengthy illness.

                She was born in Chicago to Charles and Pauline SEILBACH CORDT.  She moved from Chicago to Argos in 1968.  On April 23, 1968 in Chicago she married Otto Richard TOEBE, who died Nov. 9, 1977.  She was retired from Acme Steel Corporation in Chicago.

                Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Grossman Funeral Home,Argos, with the Rev. Earl LIGHTFOOT officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Humane Society.

 

Tuesday, March 17, 1992

 

Vern T. West

Oct. 9, 1984 - March 16, 1992

                Vern T. WEST, 7, died Monday in Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Mich., from injuries sustained Sunday when he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle near his home.

                He was born in Traverse City to Larry and Rhonda WILSON WEST of Cedar, Mich., who survive with a sister, Stacey, at home; the maternal grandparents, Garland and Barbara WILSON, Rochester; the paternal grandparents, Keith and Veta WEST, Rochester, and aunts and uncles.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Bayview Wesleyan Church in Traverse City with the Rev. James W. MARTIN officiating.  The place of burial has not been determined.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Traverse City Covell Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to the Wesleyan Church of Traverse City.

 

Wednesday, March 18, 1992

 

Russell Milliser

Feb. 13, 1915 - March 17, 1992

                Russell H. MILLISER, 77, Plymouth, died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital in Plymouth.

                He was born in Rochester to John H. and Maude M. HENDERSON MILLISER, and had lived most of his life in Plymouth.  On June 27, 1936 in Plymouth he married Evelyn M. HURFORD, who survives.  He retired in 1980 from Allied Products Corporation of South Bend.

                Surviving with his wife are three sons, John A. [MILLISER], Bremen; Robert L. [MILLISER], South Bend, and Roger L. [MILLISER], Middleton, Ohio; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Lois GOODRICH, Plymouth, and Arlene BALTES, West Point, Ga.  Preceding in death were three brothers, Harry, Earl and Luther [MILLISER].

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Johnson Funeral Home, Plymouth, with the Rev. David OVERMYER officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.


Thursday, March 19, 1992

 

Carl R. Zartman

                Carl R. ZARTMAN, 79, of 1080 Lakeview Drive, Deland, Fla., died Tuesday in Deland Convalescent Center.  He was born in Gilead.  He moved from Beloit, Wis., to Florida in 1958.  He was a retired truck driver from Zartman Trucking Company.

                Surviving with his wife, Evelyn [ZARTMAN], are three daughters, Connie HOPKINS and Sue MASTEN, both of Deland,and Linda ZARTMAN COOPER, Quinton, Okla.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mildred KREUTZER, Springfield, Ill., and a brother, Richard ZARTMAN, Longwood, Fla.

                Arrangements are pending with Lankford Funeral Home, Deland.

 

Frances M. Nix

Oct. 31, 1939 - Feb. 2, 1982

                Word has been received of the Feb. 2, death of Frances Marie “Francine” NIX, 52, Houston, Texas.

                Mrs. Nix died of cancer after a two-year illness.  She was the wife of the former Rochester resident David NIX, who survives.  She had lived most of her life in Houston, and also had lived two years in New York.  She was a model and actress in the Houston area, had appeared in the movies, “Bad News Bears Breaking Training,” “Terms of Endearment” and “Urban Cowboy.”

                Surviving with her husband is a brother, Judge Jim BARKLEY.

                Following cremation, services were conducted Feb. 7 at St. Vincent’s Catholic Church in Housston.

 

Vern T. West

Oct. 9, 1964 - March 16, 1992

                A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Church of God in Rochester for Vern T. WEST, 7, Cedar, Mich.  The Rev. Harry MULLINS will officiate.

                Vern, son of Larry and Rhonda WILSON WEST, died Monday in Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Mich., from injuries sustained Sunday when he was struck by a vehicle while rieing his bicycle near his home.

 

Dorothy C. Murphy

                Dorothy C. MURPHY, 72, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 4:23 a.m. today at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.

                Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Elizabeth Woods

                Elizabeth WOODS, 75, Rt. 1, Box 139, Kewanna, died this morning at Pulaski health Care Center in Winamac.

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


Friday, March 20, 1992

 

Dorothy C. Murphy

March 23, 1920 - March 19, 1992

                Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Haartzler Funeral Home, Akron, for Dorothy C. MURPHY, 71, Rt. 2, Akron.

                The Rev. Roy WOLFE will officiate, and burial will be in the Silver Creek Cemetery, east of Akron.  Friends may call from 4-8 Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Kokomo St. Joseph Hospital Intensive Care Unit.

                Mrs. Murphy died at 4:23 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.  She was born in Gas City to Mack and Lela ADAMS SMITH.  On April 10, 1940 in Fairmount she married James E. MURPHY, who survives.

                Surviving with her husband are a daughter, Mrs. Max (Alice) HELVEY, Concord, N.C.; two sons, Bill MURPHY, Akron, and James E. MURPHY Jr., Maiden, N.C.; thirteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Daisy McCALL, Burns, Ore., and two brothers, William SMITH, Hartford City, and Fred [SMITH].  Preceding in death were two sons, Mack L. MURPHY and Ben A. MURPHY.

 

Bessie Griewant

                Bessie GRIEWANT, 92, Rt. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Holy Croas Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.

                Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Jack J. Shuey

March 9, 1945 - March 19, 1992

                Jack J. SHUEY, 47, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at 11:59 p.m. Thursday in Pulaski County Memorial Hospital, Winamac, where he had been a patient since Tuesday.  He had been in failing health since November.

                He was born in Logansport to Samuel W and Esther Marie ARMANTROUT SHUEY.  He lived most of his life in this area.  On July 20, 1968 in Rochester he married Jeannie POTTHOFF, who survives.  He was an employee of Galbreath Inc., Winamac, and was a former deputy marshal for Kewanna.  He was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ and the Kewanna Lions Club, and was a Little League coach for the Kewanna-Fulton Youth League and a coach for the Fulton All-Stars baseball team.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Heather SHUEY, at home; two sons, J.J. SHUEY and Robert [SHUEY], both at home; five sisters, Mrs. Robert (Carolyn) GRIFFIS, Bourbon; Sandra K. GUTHRIE, Owensboro, Ky.; Mrs. Javier (Melody Ann) PEREZ, Fort Worth, Texas; Pequitti MONTELONGO, Rochester; Mrs. John (Robin L.) KELLY, Talma; five brothers, Martin L. SHUEY, Rensselaer; Gary L. SHUEY, Rochester; Rex SHUEY, Italy; Charles SHUEY, Denver, Colo., and John MOOY Jr., Logansport.  Preceding in death were two sisters and his parents.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday.


John H. Miller

June 17, 1902 - March 19, 1992

                John H. MILLER, 89, Rt. 2, Royal Center, formerly of Akron, died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

                He was born in Peru to Bert and Edna MILLER.  On Sept. 3, 1923 in Chicago he married Annie NEWMAN, who survives.  He was a retired master machinist with U.S. Steel of Chicago.  He was also retired from farming and as a janitor for Akron High School.  He was a pilot, and taught U.S. Army Air Corps pilots at Chicago and in Oklahoma.  He was a member of the Christian Scientist Church, North Manchester; the Royal Center Lodge (50 years); the Harbor Lodge (past-master), Chicago; the Eastern Star, Royal Center; the Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine, Fort Wayne, and the Logansport Shrine Club.

                Surviving with his wife are a son, Paul W. [MILLER], Royal Center; three grandchildren; a great-grandson, and two sisters, Florence RITENOUR, Tijunga, Calif., and Jean HUNT, Fairmont.  Preceding in death were five sisters.

                Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center, with the Rev. Mike ANDERSON officiating.  Friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday.  A Masonic memorial service will follow the funeral service.  Memorials may be made to the Mark Miller fund.

 

Elizabeth D. Woods

Aug. 21, 1916 - March 19, 1992

                Elizabeth Dorothy WOODS, 75, Rt.1, Box 139, Kewanna, died at 9:45 a.m. Thursday in Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac.

                She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., to James S. and Frances MOORE SHAW.  She moved from Gary to Kewanna in 1972.  On Dec. 24, 1938 in Farmersburgh of Sullivan County she married David Edwin WOODS Sr., who survives.  She was a member of the Nazarene Church in Gary.

                Surviving with her husband are three daughters, Mrs. Mark (Elizabeth) GRANT, Chesterton; Mrs. James (June) DYER, West Bloomfield, Mich., and Mrs. Mark (Mary) CLARK, Severn, Md.; four sons, David E. [WOODS] Jr., Rochester; James S. [WOODS], Kewanna; Denton S. [WOODS], Thermopolis, Wy., and Thomas W. [WOODS], Scherrerville; fourteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, the Rev. James S. SHAW, Stockton, Calif., and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death was a sister, Sara HOBACK.

                Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Pastor Lloyd SIMPSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetry.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday.


Saturday, March 21, 1992

 

Bessie E. Griewank

April 30, 1900 - March 19, 1992

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Bessie E. GRIEWANK, 91, Rt. 1, Box 181, Tippecanoe.

                The Rev. Keith SMITLEY will officiate and burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday.

                Mrs. Griewank died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, where she had been a patient for three days.  She had been in failing health for two months.

                She was born in Villa Grove, Ill., to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene SIMINTON.  She moved from Argos to Tippecanoe 15 years ago.  In 1917 in Hanna she married Roy A. GRIEWANK, who died Sept. 26, 1975.  She was a member of the Poplar Grove United Methodist Church and the Whippoorwill Ladies Aid.

                Surviving are two daughters, Kathern AEGERTER, Green Valley, Ariz., and Mrs. Verne (Ilean) WEIGER, Tippecanoe; two sons, Albert “Bud” [GRIEWANK], Argos, and John “Jack” [GRIEWANK], LaGrange; ten grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; ten great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were a daughter, Jeanie [GRIEWANK], in 1964; a sister, and three brothers.

 

Sylvia S. Miller

Oct. 17, 1921 - March 20, 1992

                Sylvia S. MILLER, 70, died at 6:40 p.m. Friday at Life Care Center, where she resided.

                She was born in Arthur, Ill., to Stephen S. and Anna YUTZY MILLER.  She moved from Goshen to Rochester eight years ago.  She was retired from Crown International Corporation, Elkhart, and was a member of the Baptist Church at Mexico.

                Surviving are a sister, Mrs. John (Linda) RUSIE, Rochester; three brothers, Dan S. [MILLER], of Arthur; Enos [MILLER], of Milmont, Pa., and Pete [MILLER], of Elkhart, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were four sisters, Savannah MILLER, Amelia LAMB, Mary YODER and Clara YODER, and three brothers, Robert, Andrew and Marx [MILLER].

                Services will be at 1 p.m. CST Monday (2 p.m. EST) at the Menonite Church in Arthur, where friends may call after 10 a.m. CST (11 a.m. EST) until services.  Friends may call at Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester from 4-8 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Rochester Senior Citizens Center.  Burial will be in the Otto Cemetery, south of Arthur.

 

Monday, March 23, 1992

 

Charles Mow

                Charles MOW, 72, Elkhart, died at 6:14 p.m. Sunday at Americana Health Care Center in Elkhart, where he had been a patient since June.

                Arrangements are pending at Hartzler-Gutermuth Funeral Home, Elkhart.


Charles H. Brucker

Dec. 31, 1916 - March 20, 1992

                Charles H. BRUCKER, 75, Rt. 1, Monterey, died at 5:10 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.

                He was born in Monterey to Charles G. and Susan ROHMAN BRUCKER.  On Sept. 30, 1945 in Monterey he married Lillian G. OVERMYER, who survives.  A lifetime resident of Monterey, he was a dairy farmer and a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church.  He was trustee of Tippecanoe Township from 1966-1982 and was a past-member of the Culver Community School Board.  He had served on the Pulaski County 4-H Fair Board for 38 years.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Leroy (Barbara) WHITE, Winamac, and Mrs. Richard (Charlotte) RYMPH, Monterey.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Revs. Douglas BARBER and Gerald BORAWSKI officiating.  Burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.

 

Iva C. Murphy

Aug. 20, 1902 - March 22, 1992

                Iva Constance MURPHY, 89, Plymouth, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

                She was born in Green Township of Marshall County to William and Alice HENDRICKS HITTLE.  She had lived most of her life in Marshall and Fulton counties.  She lived in Avon Park, Fla., from 1976-1984.  On Feb. 6, 1928 in Argos she married Merrill R. MURPHY, who died in September 1977.  She was a member of the Jordan Baptist Church, Argos.

                Surviving are two sons, Bill A. [MURPHY], Plymouth, and Harold L. [MURPHY], Phoenix, Ariz.; fifteen grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. A son, Robert [MURPHY], died on April 10, 1990.  She was the last member of a family of thirteen children.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Jordan Baptist Church with the Revs. Arley 2-5 and 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. [Sic]  Memorials may be made to the Jordan Baptist Church or the Baptist Children’s Home, Valparaiso.

 

June A. Damron

June 19, 1943 - March 22, 1992

                June Alice DAMRON, 48, Rt. 1, Macy (Nyona Lake), died at 12:22 a.m. Sunday, shortly after admission to Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health for five years.

                She was born in Bristol, Tenn., to Les and Gay BREWER HOCKETT.  She moved to this area 14 years ago.  On June 30, 1979 in Rochester she married Dewey DAMRON, who survives.  She was a seamstress and a member of the Rochestr Church of God.

                Surviving with her husband are a daughter, five sons, eight grandchildren; her mother, two sisters, Mrs. Gary (Ann) FISH, St. Peters, Mo., and Betty MORRELL, Kokomo, and a brother, Larry HOCKETT, Bristol.  preceding in death were her father, two sisters and a brother.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Henry BRADLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Tuesday.


Scott C. Raker

                Services were to be at 11 a.m. today in Center Grove Presbyterian Church for former Rochester resident Scott C. RAKER, 34, Greenwood, who died Friday following a lengthy illness.

                Surviving are his parents, Arvine and Geneva RAKER, Greenwood; two sisters, Susan WISEMAN and Amy VAUGHN, and a brother, Steve [RAKER].

                Arrangements were with G.H. Herrmann Funeral Home, Indianapolis.

 

Tuesday, March 24, 1992

 

Howard L. Carr

Jan. 1, 1905 - March 22, 1992

                Howard L. CARR, 87, Purcell, Okla., died Sunday following a lengthy illness.

                He was born near Rochester to Harley L. and Clara CARR.

                Surviving are a sister, Bernice HOFFMAN; a brother, R. Dean CARR, Kewanna, and nieces, nephews and cousins.  Preceding in death were three brothers, Robert, Weldon and Byron [CARR].

                Arrangements are pending.

 

Katelyn Lee Hudson

Feb. 26, 1992 - March 23, 1992

                Katelyn Lee HUDSON, infant daughter of Roger and Phyllis DAVENPORT CARTWRIGHT, 208 E. Harrison St., Claypool, died at 7:13 a.m. Monday in Riley Memorial Hospital, Indianapolis.  She was born in Warsaw.

                Surviving with her parents are three half-sisters, Jaimie HUDSON, Pierceton, and Sheila and Jennifer CARTWRIGHT, both of Claypool; three half-brothers, Heath HUDSON, Pierceton, and Stephen and David CARTWRIGHT, both of Claypool; the paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Barbara HUDSON, Claypool; the maternal grandparent, Marion DAVENPORT, Greencastle, and the paternal great-grandmothers, Olive HUDSON, Mentone, and Zella COOK, Rochester.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Chamness-Tucker Funeral Home, Claypool, with the Rev. Chad BURKHART officiating.  Burial will be in the Harrison Center Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday.


Wednesday, March 25, 1992

 

Charles M. Mow

May 1, 1919 - March 22, 1992

                Services were to be at 1 p.m. today in the Hartzler-Gutermuth Funeral Home, Elkhart, for Charles M. MOW, 72, Elkhart.

                The Rev. Stephen KOLDERUP was to officiate, and burial was to be in Rice Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army.

                Mr. Mow died at 6:15 p.m. Sunday in the Americana Healthcare Center, Elkhart, where he had been a patient since June.  He was born in Fulton County.  On Aug. 18, 1946 in Grandville, Ohio, he married Mary J. THOMPSON, who survives.

                He held bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana University.  He also attended Manchester College and the University of Notre Dame.  He taught school a short time in Fulton County before entering the Army Air Corps during World War II and serving in the China-Burma Theater of war.  He then taught in the Elkhart school system, starting with Lincoln School where he later was principal.  Afterwards, he joined the Midwest Commerce Banking Company and became manager of its Travel Unlimited Edition, retiring in 1980.  He was a member of the Elkhart Exchange Club, the I.U. Alumni Association and the First Presbyterian Church.

                Surviving are two sons, Mark T. [MOW], Elkhart, and Joe W. [MOW], Middlebury; six grandchildren, and a sister, Jane BARTS, Rochester.  Preceding in death was a brother, William [MOW].

 

Florence S. Northrop

Sept. 1, 1908 - March 23, 1992

                Florence S. NORTHROP, 83, of 201 N. Michigan St., Argos, died at 4:22 p.m. Monday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.  She had been in failing health since March 11.

                She was born in Clinton to Willis A. and Jessie Mae FOLTZ SATTERLEE.  She moved from Rolling Prairie to Argos in 1973.  On Jan. 10, 1928 in Indianapolis she married the Rev. Albert H. NORTHROP, a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel; he died Nov. 29, 1978.  She was a graduate of Clinton High School and an alumnus of DePauw University.  She was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church, the China Painting Club and the Rolling Prairie Eastern Star.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John (Florence) MONTE, Tucson, Ariz.; Mrs. George (Virginia) INKOFF, Indianapolis, and Eleanor HAIL, Glenview, Ill.; two sons, Albert W. [NORTHROP], Croom, Md., and Joseph S. [NORTHROP], Huntington; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mr. Don (Louise) HAY, Illinois; Mrs. Clifford (Emma Jane) KOERNEL, Jeffersonville, and Mary Ellen WELLMAN, Clinton, and a brother, William SATTERLEE, California.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Dr. Donald C. LACY officiating.  Burial is tentatively set for 10 a.m. Monday in Arlington (Va.) National Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday.


Thursday, March 26, 1992

 

Florence S. Northrop

Sept. 1, 1908 - March 23, 1992

                Services were to be at 1 p.m. today at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Florence S. NORTHROP, 83, of 201 N. Michigan St., Argos.

                Dr. Donald C. LACY was to officiate.  Burial is tentatively set or 10 a.m. Monday in Arlington (Va.) National Cemetery.

                Mrs. Northrop died at 4:22 p.m. Monday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.  She had been in failing health since March 11.  She was born in Clinton to Willis A. and Jessie Mae FOLTZ SATTERLEE.  She moved from Rolling Prairie to Argos in 1973.  On Jan. 10, 1928 in Indianapolis she married the Rev. Albert H. NORTHROP, a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel; he died Nov. 29, 1978.  She was a graduate of Clinton High School and an alumnus of DePauw University.  She was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church, the China Painting Club and the Rolling Prairie Eastern Star.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John (Florence) MOTE, Tucson, Ariz.; Mrs. George (Virginia) INKOFF, Indianapolis, and Eleanor HALL, Glenview, Ill.; two sons, Albert W. [NORTHROP], Croom, Md., and Joseph S. [NORTHROP], Huntington; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Don (Louise) HAY, Illinois; Mrs. Clifford (Emma Jane) KOERNEL, Jeffersonville, and Mary Ellen WELLMAN, Clinton, and a brother, William SATTERLEE, California.

 

Friday, March 27, 1992

 

Thomas E. Haupert

                Thomas E. HAUPERT, 74, OF 214 N. Mishawaka St., Akron, died at 1:14 a.m. today at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

                Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Saturday, March 28, 1992

 

Thomas E. Haupert

July 24, 1917 - March 27, 1992

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, for Thomas E. HAUPERT, 74, of 214 N. Mishawaka St., Akron.

                The Rev. Merlyn COX will officiate, and burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

                Mr Haupert died at 1:14 a.m. Friday at Parkview hospital, Fort Wayne, following surgery.  He was born in Wabash County to Joseph and Helena WENDEL HAUPERT.  On April 18, 1953 in Akron he married Alma DIXON, who survives.  He was a retired funeral director, having graduated from the Indiana School of Mortuary Science at Indianapolis in 1946.  He was a veteran of World War II, and a member of the Akron United Methodist Church.

                Preceding in death was a sister, Josephine MOYER, and a brother, Myron HAUPERT.


Owen O. Jones

May 18, 1911 - March 27, 1992

                Owen O. JONES, 80, Rt. 4, Peru, died at 11:45 p.m. Friday at his home after a lengthy illness.

                He was born in, and was a lifelong resident of, Miami County.  On Oct. 6, 1935 he married Clara E. ANGLE, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of he Old German Baptist Brethren Church, Twelve Mile.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Nancy E. JONES and Mrs. Charles (Marhjorie) BINKERD, both of Peru; three sons, Larry JONES, Logansport; Jim JONES, Walton, and Daniel JONES, Peru; four granddaughters five grandsons; a great-grandson, and nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at McCain Funeral Home, Denver.  Burial will be in the Old German Baptist Brethren Church Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Sunday and from 2-8 p.m. Monday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Monday, March 30, 1992

 

Cecile Carruthers

June 16, 1902 - March 30, 1992

                Cecile CARRUTHERS, 89, Grace Village, Winona Lake, died at 7:30 a.m. today at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.                She was born in Rossville, Ill., to Dan and Mary MAURY KELLEY.  She lived most of her life in Rochesrer before moving to Grace Village in 1983.  On June 10, 1925 in Rochester she married Harold H. “Hurd” CARRUTHERS, who died Aug. 10, 1972.  She had been a Fulton County probation officer during the 1960s, and also had been employed by the Purdue Farm Extension Services.  She servd with the Peace Corps from 1974-76 in Costa Rica and Jamaica.  She was a member of and former Sunday School teacher at the Rochester First Baptist Church.  She was also a member of the Rochester Eastern Star, Manitou Garden Club, Child Study Club and Mt. Zion Club.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hugh (Catherine) RESSLER, Warsaw; three grandchildren, Mrs. Curt (Nancy) BROWN, Warsaw; David RESSLER, Huston, Texas, and Terry RESSLER, Indianapolis; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth ROCKEY, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were a son, James E. [CARRUTHERS], on Jan. 26, 1947, and a sister, Mable GAUMER.

                Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with Dr. Samuel WRIGHT officiating.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 11 a.m.-1 p.m Wednesday at the Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

David M. Roepke

                Word has been received of the death of David ROEPKE, 26, Sunday at the home of his parents in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

                Roepke was manager of the Farm Progress Show when it came to Rochester in 1989, and he developed many friends during the year he spent here working on the show.  He had enrolled in Loyola University, but his studies were inerrupted by leukemia.

                Arranements are pending at Garland VanArbal Funeral Home, Oskaloosa.


Gerald McIntyre

May 20, 1932 - March 27, 1992

                Gerald D. “Mac” McINTYRE, 59, of 403 Beechwood Ave., Bourbon, died at 3:10 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend, following a lengthy illness.

                He was born in Pulaski County to Lawrence D. and Norma E. WOOD McINTYRE, and had lived most of his life in Bourbon.  On March 15, 1969 he married Mary PARSONS, who survives.  He was a veteran of the Korean War and he worked as a truck driver for Fairmont Homes.  He attended the Bourbon First United Methodist Church and was a member of the Bourbon American Legion.

                Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Dean (Tammy) SAUER, Bourbon; Mrs. Tom (Beverly) PAUL, Elkhart, and Mrs. Phil (Julie) MILLISER Jr., Plymouth; three sons, Tim McINTYRE, Lake of the Woods; Todd McINTYRE, Bourbon, and Tom BURCHAM, Union Mills; seventeen grandchildren; his father, L.D. “Bucky” McINTYRE, Tippecanoe; his mother, Norma KOSMALSKI, South Bend, and a brother, Don McINTYRE, Fort Wayne.  Preceding in death was a grandson, Zachary.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church of Bourbon with Pastor James TOOLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. today and until noon Tuesday at the Deaton Funeral Home, Bourbon, and after       1 p.m. Tuesday at the church.  The American Legion will conduct military graveside services.  Memorials may be made to the Bourbon EMS.

 

Tuesday, March 31, 1992

 

David M. Roepke

July 18, 1965 - March 29, 1992

                Services will be Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for David Martin ROEPKE, 26, Oskaloosa.  Dr. Peter FRIBLEY will officiate, and burial will be in the Forest Cemetery, Oskaloosa.

                Memorial donations may be sent to the Garland-VanArkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel, 2116 N. Third St., Oskaloosa, IA., 52577.

                Mr. Roepke died Sunday at the Mahaska County Hospital, Oskaloosa.  He was born in Ames, Iowa to Dr. Martin and Sue BURD ROEPKE.  On Nov. 10, 1990 in Des Moines, Iowa, he married Noelle Marie BISSELL, who survives.  He graduated in 1983 from Oskaloosa High School and in 1987 from the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University in Ames.  He was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho, Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Zeta and Block and Bridle.  Upon Graduation, he managed Larsen Beef in Harlan, Iowa.  In 1988 he joined Farm Progress Companies as an assistant manager of the annual Farm Progress Show.  In 1989 he was named manager, and he managed shows in Rochester in 1989; Amana, Iowa, in 1990, and Dalton City, Ill., in 1991.  In March 1992 he was accepted into the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University.

                Survivng with his wife are his parents, of Oskaloosa; a sister, Ann E. ROEPKE, Orlando, Fla.; his grandfather, Paul ROEPKE, Washta, Iowa, and his parents-in-law, Richard and Connie BISSELL, Elkhart, Iowa.


Wednesday April 1, 1992

 

Clifford M. Conley

                Rochester authorities are investigating an apparent suicide Monday night at the Comfort Inn.

                Police were called to the scene at 1:23 p.m. Tuesday after a maid found the body in a room.  The victim, Clifford M. CONLEY, 42, Lapaz, checked into the motel at about 8 p.m. Monday and hadn’t left by the 11 a.m. checkout time.  Police said the maid knocked on the door to clean the room.  When no one answered she opened the door and found Conley on the bed.

                Police say Conley worked for South Bend Lathe as a traveling machine repairman.  He repaired lathes sold by the company and was apparently traveling to another job.

                Police believe that Conley shot himself with a 12-gauge shotgun found in the room.

                Jon D. GOOD, Fulton County deputy coroner, pronounced Conley dead at 2 p.m. in the motel room.  Good said Conley died of a single shotgun blast to the chest between 10 and 11 p.m. Monday.  Good said today that his investigation is nearly completed.  No autopsy is planned.

                Paresh PATEL, manager of the Comfort Inn, said today 16 of the 60 rooms were occupied Monday night.  Patel said he was the only employee there at the time and heard nothing suspicious.

                Investigation continues.

 

Thursday, April 2, 1992

 

Grace E. Leiby Rupert

July 19, 1902 - April 1, 1992

                Grace E. LEIBY RUPERT, 89, Costa Mesa, Calif., formerly of Mexico, died at        2:55 a.m. Wednesday at the Country Villa Plaza Nursing Home in Costa Mesa.

                She was born in Columbia County of Pennsylvania to Lloyd and Sara E. RAUP GEORGE.  She married Millard N. “Mick” LEIBY on Aug. 17, 1923 at Danville, Pa.  He died Dec. 1, 1976.  She married Idus RUPERT on July 16, 1977 in Mexico.  He died Jan. 30, 1981.  She was a member of the Mexico United Methodist Church and the United Mexico Women.  She was a past matron of the former Vashti Chapter of Easter Star in Mexico.

                Surviving are a daugher, Polly E. ARWOOD, Mishawaka; a son, Hugh LEIBY, Costa Mesa; a step-daughter, Kathryn HECKMAN, Casselberry, Fla.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Viola FEGLEY, Bloomsburg, Pa.  Preceding in death were four sisters and four brothers.

                Services wil be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Mexico United Methodist Church with the Rev. Donna SPRINGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at McCain Funeral Home, Denver, and after 1 p.m. Monday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Mexico United Methodist Church.

 

Victor E. Slanac

                Victor Eugene SLANAC, 50, Kingman, Ariz., died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday near Kingman of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

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


Friday, April 3, 1992

 

H. Doyne Kistler

Dec. 28, 1902 - April 2, 1992

                H. Doyne KISTLER, 89, Kokomo, formerly of Royal Center, died at 5:28 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.

                He was born in Royal Center to Leslie A. and Dellsena BONNELL KISTLER.  In 1937 in Abion he married Dorothy M. APPLEMAN, who survives.  He was a retired meat cutter and a member of the United Methodist church in Leiters Ford.  He was a former postmaster at Royal Center and had attended Indiana University, Terre Haute.

                Surviving with his wife are two sons, Ronald D. [KISTLER], Kokomo, and Larry [KISTLER], Atlanta, Ga. two grandchildren; a half-sister, Jeannie BOYD, Coral Gables, Fla, and a step-sister, Arletta DAILY, Coral Gables.  Preceding in death were a son, three brothers and a half-brother.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center.  Burial will be in the Kistler Cemetery, Royal Center.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and after 10 a.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Francis E. Sanders           

July 19, 1926 - April 2, 1992

                Francis E. SANDERS, 65, of 1110 Franklin Ave., died about noon Thursday at his home.  He had been in failing health for a month.

                He was born to Vern F. and Annabelle V. DAVIS SANDERS.  He lived his entire life in Rochester.  He was retired as a vice president of the Kewanna Branch of the Farmers and Merchants Bank, and he had been manager of the former A&P Grocery Store in Rochester.  He was a member of the Olive Bethel Church of God, the Cheerful Gardner-Terrell Jacobs Tent 107 of the Circus Fans oif America, and had served as music director at Olive Bethel Church of God as well as other area churches.  For many years, he had worked on the Easter Seals Campaign for Crippled Children and directed the former Kewanna Harvest Festval.  He was a 1944 graduate of Rochester High School.

                Surviving are a brother, Wendell D. [SANDERS], Rochester; two nieces, Mrs. Reza (Holly) NAJAFLARAB, Francesville, and Heather LONG, Chicago; a nephew, Birch LONG, Rochester; three great-nephews, and a brother-in-law, Franklin LONG, Rochester.  Preceding in death was a sister, Virginia LONG on April 10, 1984.

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


Victor E. Slanac

March 19, 1942 - March 29, 1992

                Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, for Victor Eugene SLANAC, 50, Kingman, Ariz.

                Burial will be in the Silver Creek Cemetery, northeast of Akron.  Friends may call after  1 p.m. Sunday.

                Mr. Slanac died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday near Kingman of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  He was born in Chicago to Victor and Frances FLOOR STANAC, and moved from Indiana to Kingman two years ago.  He was a lab technician for Union Carbide and was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

                Surviving with his wife, Melva SLANAC, are two daughters, Michelle SLANAC, Texas, and Alicia A. SLANAC, Griffith; a son, Jeffrey A. SLANAC, Omaha, Neb.; a grandson; his step-mother, Irene SLANAC, Muncie; two sisters, Barbara ENTSMINGER, Muncie, and Mildred L. McEVOY, Mt. Summit, and a brother, Paul ENTSMINGER, Lincoln, Neb.

 

Saturday, April 4, 1992

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, April 6, 1992

 

Archie L. Leckrone

June 1, 1938 - April 4, 1992

                Archie L. LECKRONE, 53, Rt. 1, Mentone, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, after an illness.

                He was born June 1, 1938 in Warsaw to A. Lowell and Catherine ALEXANDER LECKRONE and had lived all his life in the Beaver Dam-Mentone ara.  He was a livestock buyer for Ballenger Livestock, Rt. 1, Claypool.  He was a member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church and was a 1956 graduate of Beaver Dam High School.  He was married Oct. 27, 1957 in Beaver Dam to Sandra BALLENGER, who survives.

                Also surviving are his parents, of Claypool; two sons, Jeff [LECKRONE], Columbus, Ohio, and Todd [LECKRONE], of Deal, N.J., and three sisters, Mrs. Gerald (Patricia) JOHNSON, Bloomington; Mrs. Randy (Barbara) DICKEY, Claypool, and Mrs. Beverly ZOLMAN, Warsaw.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, April 7, 1992

 

Paul A. Eiler

                Paul A. EILER, 80, of 732 Jefferson St., Mt. Morris, Michigan, died at 12:20 a.m. today at Mt. Morris.  He was formerly of Rochester.

                Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Rochester.


F. L. Moore

Dec. 15, 1919 - April 6, 1992

                F. L. “Bud” MOORE, 72, of 1111 Jackson Blvd., died at 9:25 p.m. Monday in Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne, where he had been a patient since Jan. 9.  He had been in failing health for six months.

                He was born in Logansport to Frank J. and Caroline QUINN MOORE.  He moved from Logansport to Rochester 40 years ago.  On Feb. 15, 1947 in Reynolds he married Mary L. HOLCOMB, who survives.  He owned and operated the Moore Shoe Shop on Ninth Street in Rochester for 31 years before retiring in 1982.  He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater.  He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, Logansport, and a mamber of the St. Joseph Catholic church, the National Woodcarvers Association and the Rio Grande Valley Woodcarvers Association, Mission, Texas.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Sharon MOORE, Rochester; a son, Steve A. [MOORE], Rochester; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Edwin (Mildred) CRUMP, Logansport, and a brother, James MOORE, Logansport.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Frank KILCLINE officiating.  Burial wil be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, where a prayer vigil will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday.  The American Legion and VFW will conduct military graveside rites.  Memorials may be made to the Rochester Little League, Rochester Girls Softball League or the Fulton County Youth Football League.

 

Neil Finger

May 9, 1938 - April 7, 1992

                Neil FINGER, 53, of 17 W. Miami St., Logansport, died at 4:40 a.m. today at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

                He was born in Logansport to Robert L. and Ethel KISTLER FINGER.  He had been a maintenance employee for the past 21 years at Sears in Logansport.

                Surviving are two sisters, Wanda L. WIREMAN, Rt. 1, Royal Center, and Sara L. THOMAS, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were two brothers.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center, with the Rev. Cecil KIRKMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Royal Center Cemetery.  Friends may call after 5 p.m. Wednesday and after 8 a.m. Thursday.


Wednesday, April 8, 1992

 

Katherine A. Leiter

Feb. 24, 1912 - April 7, 1992

                Katherine A. LEITER, 80, 3 Bedford Place, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., died unexpectedly at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Humana Hospital in Ft. Walton Beach.

                She was born in Rochester to Frank and Annie GREGSON McCARTER and resided most of her life here.  On June 14, 1936 in Rochester she married Stuart Burdell LEITER, who died Dec. 18, 1989.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Retired Senior Volunteers Program, Presbyterian Women’s Association and had been a director of the former First National Bank of Rochester, now First Bank.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Michael (Sharon) SWARTZ, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Robert (Beth) HECKMAN, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. John RAMSEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and for an hour before services.

 

Paul A. Eiler

June 25, 1911 - April 7, 1992

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Rochester, for Paul A. EILER, 80, 732 Jefferson St., Mr. Morris, Mich.

                The Rev. Olin J. CORBITT will officiate, and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-5 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Gideon Association.

                A former Rochester resident, Mr. Eiler died at 12:20 a.m. Tuesday at his home after several years’ illness.  He was born in Deeering, N.D., to William H. and Myrtle HAYNES EILER.  In 1933 in Culver he married Nina J. SUTTON, who died in April 1980.  On Dec. 12, 1981 he married Elizabeth ROSS BECKER, who survives.  He had owned the former Eiler Furniture and Appliance Store and the Eiler Insurance Agency in Rochester.  He was a charter member of the Indiana Gideons and a member of the Calvary Bible Church, Mt. Morris, Mich.  He was a former member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church, Rochester.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Leta) HALLATT, Glendale, Calif., and Mrs. John (Elsie) E. FULLER, Alexandria; a son, Robert [EILER], Rochester; five grandchildren, Robert A. EILER, the Rev. Rodney EILER, Kathy PRESSEL, Randy FULLER and Bonnie WILHAM; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruthann RUFFER and Mae FETHER, both of Archbold, Ohio; two brothers, Ora [EILER], Goshen, and Dale [EILER], Indianapolis; two step-children, John ENGLE, Coronado ,Calif., and Ruth SISSON, Mt. Morris, Mich.; seven step-grandchildren, and a step-great-grandchild.  Preceding in death were two brothers, Galen and Ralph [EILER].


Evelyn I. Foster

Oct. 2, 1913 - April 7, 1992

                Evelyn I. FOSTER, 78, 1231 Franklin St., died at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday at her home.  She had been in failing health for a number of years.

                She was born in Goshen to Frank and Mary METZGER McKEE, and had lived most of her life in Rochesrter.  On Jan. 28, 1939 in Twelve Mile she married Joseph W. FOSTER, who died in 1954.  She was a past president of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Eagles Auxiliary, and was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.  Friends of the Library and the Fulton County Democratic Women’s Club.

                Surviving are a friend, Wally DEATON, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Nikki BAILEY, Indianapolis, and Mrs. James (Shari) HARTZLER, Rochester; five grandchildren, Mrs. Michelle QUICK and Joseph A FOSTER, both of Bloomington; Mrs Leslee MYERS and Jaymi HARTZLER, both of Rochester, and Jonathan A. FOSTER, Indianapolis; two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Edward (Jean) ACKERET, Milwaukee, Wis.  Preceding in death were a son Joseph [FOSTER], and three brothers.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good 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. Thursday and for an hour before services Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Fund or the Fulton County Library.

 

Vera G. Holloway

March 8, 1898 - April 7, 1992

                Vera G HOLLOWAY, 94, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.  She had been a resident of Mason Health Care Facility, Warsaw.

                She was born in Nappanee to David and Alice PETERS STAHLY.  On April 7, 1917 in Nappanee she married Fred J. HOLLOWAY, who died March 19, 1974.  She was a member of the Akron Church of the Brethren, where she had been a Sunday School teacher for many years.

                Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Arlene) GEARHART, Mrs. Richard (Betty) MEREDITH and Mrs. Norman (Rozella) TINKEY, all of Akron, and Mrs. Kenneth (Pauline) RYMAN, Warsaw; two sons, Carlyle [HOLLOWAY], Eustis, Fla., and Wade [HOLLOWAY], Akron; a foster-son, Terry WEED, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandcildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Bernetha MATTER, and a brother, Lloyd STAHLY, both of Nappanee.  Preceding in death were two sisters, three brothers and a grandchild.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Akron Church of the Brethren with the Rev. John MISHLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.  Memorials may be made to the church organ fund.


F. L. Moore

Dec. 15, 1919 - April 6, 1992

                F. L. “Bud” MOORE, 72, of 1111 Jackson Blvd., died at 9:25 p.m. Monday in Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne, where he had been a patient since Jan. 9.  He had been in failing health for six months.

                He was born in Logansport to Frank J. and Caroline QUINN MOORE.  He moved from Logansport to Rocheser 40 years ago.  On Feb. 15, 1947 in Reynolds he married Mary L. HOLCOMB, who survives.  He owned and operated the Moore Shoe Shop on Ninth Street in Rochester for 31 years before retiring in 1982.  He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater.  He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, Logansport, and a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, the National Woodcarvers Association and the Rio Grande Valley Woodcarvers Association, Mission, Texas.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Sharon MOORE, Rochester a son, Steve A. MOORE, Rochester; three grandchildren, Tiffany, Natalie and Brody [MOORE], all of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Edwin (Mildred) CRUMP, Logansport, and a brother, James MOORE, Logansport

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday 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 2-8 p.m. Thurday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, where a prayer vigil will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday.  The American Legion and VFW will conduct military graveside rites.  Memorials may be made to the Rochester Little League, Rochester Girls Softball League or the Fulton County Youth Football League.

 

Thursday, April 9, 1992

 

Elmer R. Hoffman

Sept. 11, 1899 - April 8, 1992

                Elmer R. HOFFMAN, 92, Rt. 1, Claypool, died at 9:08 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Village, Winona Lake.

                He was born in Seward Township of Kosciusko county to William and Ollie WARREN HOFFMAN.  A lifetime area resident, he was a retired farmer.  He was a member of the Mentone Lions Club and the Kosciusko County Farm Bureau.  He attended the Beaver Dam Church and was on the Nichols Cemetery Board.  In April 1919 he married Othello IGO, who died in 1979.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joe (Phyllis) YEITER, Clunette; two sons, Robert [HOFFMAN], Claypool, and Donald [HOFFMAN], Leesburg; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; four great-great-gandchildren, and a brother, Howard HOFFMAN, Silver Lake.

                Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Nichols Cemetery, near Akron, with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiaing  There will be no visitation.


Leonard O. Hewitt

April 15, 1911 - March 8, 1992

                Leonard O. HEWITT, 80, of 421 Westcreek Drive, Warsaw, died at 2:10 p.m. Wednesday at the Prairie View Nursing Home, Warsaw.  He had been in failing health for several years.

                He was born April 15, 1911 in Delaware County to Marion and Sarah DRISCOLL HEWITT.  In August 1936 he married Wilma Jane RUSSELL, who survives.  He was a member of the Bourbon Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite.  His 29-year education career included stints as teacher, coach and administrator.  He served as superintendent of the Triton School System from 1962-68.  He retired as a teacher in 1977 from the Jefferson Center School Corporation.  He also farmed.  He was a graduate of Center High School in Delaware County.  He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ball State University.  He served as a Marshall County Councilman for four years.

                Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Charles (Eleanor) LEAP, Lansing, Mich.; Mrs. Paul (Janet) VAUGHN, Chester, Va.; Mrs. Jay (Teresa) BERWICK, Dabneys, Va.; Mrs. Kamran (Jo) AKHAVAN, Zionsville; five sons, Arthur L. [HEWITT], Camden, Dela.; Robert O. [HEWITT], Venice, Fla.; James M. [HEWITT], Chester, Va.; Kent E. [HEWITT], Plano, Ill.; William A. [HEWITT], Bristol, Ill.; twenty-six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Rudy (Annamary) JEFFERS, West Pam Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Fred (Guyneth) LEFAVOUR, Muncie, and two brothers, Charles [HEWITT], Connersville, and Joseph [HEWITT], Muncie.  Preceding in death were a daughter, Linda [HEWITT], a son, Lyle [HEWITT], and a brother.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery chapel, Muncie; Burial will follow in the cemetery.  The Rev. Glen BARTH will officiate  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the King Memorial Home.  Memorials may be made to the United Church of Christ or the Parkinson’s Disease Association.

 

Josephine P. Vanata

Nov. 5, 1911 - April 8, 1992

                Josephine P. VANATA, 80, of 311 Westwood Lane, died at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Hospital in Logansport.  She had been in failing health for several months.

                She was born in Camden to James and Erma SANDERS.  She moved from Fulton to Rochester seven months ago.  On April 9, 1932 in South Bend she married Clifford VANATA, who survives.

                Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Randy (Kay) LEWIS, Rochester, and Mrs. Rick (Judy) RUSK, Lucerne; a son, Robert [VANATA], Lakeland, Fla.; fourteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five sisters, Doris SIFER, Monticello; Mary McLELAND, Idaville, Vera BRUCE, Peru; Faye BLAISDELL, Saddle Bag, Fla., and Velma McLOCHLIN, Lake Placid, Fla.  Preceding in death was a brother, Fred SANDERS.

                Services will be at 10 a.m Friday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Fulton, with Pastor George TROYER officiating.  Burial will be in the Salem Cemetry in Liberty Township following cremation.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the heart fund.


Marjorie E Brewer

Aug. 5, 1897 - April 7, 1992

                Marjorie E BREWER, 95, died at 1:25 p.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Merry Manor in Plymouth, where she had lived since Aug. 13, 1985.  She was formerly of 314 W. Walnut St., Argos.

                She was born in Argos to Edwin and Hattie PICKERL TURNER.  She lived most of her life in Argos.  On June 6, 1917 in Argos she married Franc BREWER, who died April 6, 1985.  She had taught piano for many years.  After graduating from Argos High School, she studied at the South Bend Conservatory for two years.  She then went on to play background music at the Princess Theatre in the days of silent movies.  She was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church, the Progress and Home Economics clubs and the American Legion Auxiliary.

                Surviving are a daughter, Harriet GELLAR HOLMGREN, Winnetka, Ill.; two grandchildren, Elizabeth GELLAR GOLDEN, Northbrook, Ill., and Jim GELLAR, Wilmette, Ill., and five great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death was a son, John [BREWER].

                Graveside services will e at noon Friday with Dr. Donald C. LACEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Dollars for Scholars.

 

Rev. J. Franklin Arthur

Feb. 27, 1899 - April 7, 1992

                The Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR, 93, of Russiaville, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday in his home.

                He was born in Ervin Township to Wilson and Lula BOGGS ARTHUR.  On April 30, 1922 he married Hazel I. SHOOK, who died March 10, 1882.  He was a retired minister and school teacher.  He attended Ervin Township grade school and graduated in 1917 from New London High School. He attended Franklin (Ind.) College, Marion Norman School, Winona Lake School of Theology and he also took extension courses from Indiana University, Bloomington.  He taught school in Howard, Cass, Fulton and Carroll counties.  He taught a total of 26 years in public schools and two years at Kokomo Bible Institute evening school.  He had been a minister for 60 years, having conducted services at Scircleville Baptist Church, Miami Baptist Church, Judson Baptist Church, Liberty Baptist Church, Fulton Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of Tipton, First Baptist Church of Delphi, Community Baptist Church of Winamac, Prairieville Christian Church in Tipton County and Mt. Zion Community Church in West Middleton.  He was a member of the Russiaville First Baptist Church, Howard County Retired Teachers Association, Indiana Association of Retired Teachers and National Association of Retired Teachers.  He had served as president of Barnett Cemetery Association of Ervin Township for 48 years.

                Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Paul (Betty) COLEMAN, Hendersonville, Tenn.; Carrie ARTHUR, Kokomo; Mrs. Joseph E. (Mary) LOVELACE, Russiaville; Mrs. Gail (Charlotte) DIAL, Southport; ten grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild, and a sister, Eva BUZZARD, Logansport.  Preceding in death were two brothers and three sisters.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 E. Main St., Russiaville, with the Rev. Ron DEGRAAFF officiating.  Burial will follow in the Barnett Cemetery, near Kokomo.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Russiaville Baptist Church.


Friday, April 10, 1992

 

Martha V. Wappenstein

Sept. 5, 1915 - April 9, 1992

                Martha V. WAPPENSTEIN, 76, Mishawaka, died at 11:40 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph’s Medical Center, South Bend. She was born in South Bend to Albert and Victoria JONES WILSON.  On Jan. 1, 1937 in Argos she married Francis X. WAPPENSTEIN, who died in 1972.  She was a member of Willow Creek United Methodist Church in Mishawaka.

                Surviving are two sons, Francis [WAPPENSTEIN] Jr., Mishawaka, and Dick [WAPPENSTEIN], Rochester; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Frances LEIN, Mishawaka, and Mary OSHINSKI, Worthington, Ohio, and a brother, Clifford WILSON, Mishawaka.  Preceding in death were a daughter, Sue Marie WAPPENSTEIN, in 1977, and a sister,Violet HOOVER.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Hollis Orvis Palmer Funeral Home, 2528 Mishawaka Ave., South Bend, with the Rev. Bob CHURCH officiating.  Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the church or the Heart Association.

 

Saturday, April 11, 1992

 

Robert E. Coleman

                Robert E. COLEMAN, 60, 197 Pontiac St., died at 9:07 p.m. Friday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

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

 

Gerald McNichol

                Gerald “Nick” McNICHOL, 57, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 12:45 a.m. today at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.

                Arranements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Monday, April 13, 1992

 

Robert E. Coleman

March 11, 1932 - April 10, 1992

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Robert E. COLEMAN, 60, of 197 Pontiac St.

                The Rev. Jack HARTMAN will officiate, and burial will be in Moon Cemetery, northwest of Rochester.  Frinds may call from 4-8 p.m. tonight and after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

                Mr.Coleman died at 9:07 p.m. Friday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.  He had been in failing health for 18 months.

                He was born in Rochester to John and Louise GREER COLEMAN.  He had lived in the Claypool and Warsaw communities before returning to Rochestr 13 years ago after retiring from Whimet Inc., Warsaw.

                Surviving are three daughters, Penny WILBURN, Rochester, Dorothy ALEXANDER, Michigan City, and Cindy GROEREN, Hobart; a son, Robert A. [COLEMAN], Lake Station; seven grandchildren; his mother, of Rochesteer; a sister, Julia ALDERFER, Laketon a brother, John COLEMAN Jr., Fort Pierce, Fla., and nieces and nephews.


Gerald McNichol

Oct. 4, 1934 - April 11, 1992

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Gerald “Nick” McNICHOL, 57, Rt. 5, Box 107B, Rochester.  Brother Lenon HARRIS will officiate.  The place of burial has not been determined.  Friends may call after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

                Mr. McNichol died at 12:45 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Mecical Center, South Bend.  He had been ill for six years.

                He was born at Crystal Lake, Ill., to John J. and Catherine HALFORD McNICHOL.  He moved from Tipton to Rochester 16 years ago.  On Nov. 8, 1975 in Kokomo he married Judith M. SEAMSTER, who survives.  He was retired from the U.S. Navy as an aircraft mechanic.  He was a member of the Rochester Kingdom Hall.

                Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Elizabeth RICHERT, Arcadia, and Marlis RAY and Patricia McKAY, both of Kokomo; a son, Gerald [McNICOL], Anaheim, Calif; a step-daughter, Dawn HART, Farmington, Mo.; two step-sons, Daniel SEAMSTER and Mark SEAMSTER, both of Kokomo; ten grandchildren, and a sister, Susan PETERSEN, Waukegan, Ill.

 

Irene V. Moore

Dec. 6, 1911 - April 10, 1992

                Irene V. MOORE, 80, Hamlet, died at 1:15 p.m. Driday at LaPorte Hospital.

                She was born in Kisciusko County to Henry and Bessie SWIHART SHEPHERD, and moved from Akron to Hamlet 40 years ago.  On April 4, 1932 in Liberty Mills she married Alfred K. MOORE, who died Feb. 12, 1991.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.

                Surviving are two daughters, Nellie ARNDT, Union Mills, and Janet SMEAL, Phoenix, Arix.; two sons, Gene [MOORE], Sanford, N.C., and Ronald [MOORE], Michigan City; thirteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Lucille KORBESMEYER, St. Louis, Mo., and three brothers, Kenneth SHEPHERD, LaFontaine; Donald SHEPHERD, Fort Wayne, and Henry SHEPHERD Jr., Stroh.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Tracy United Methodist Church with Pastor John SHORTLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from         2-9 p.m. today at Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel, 102 W. Davis St., Hamlet, and after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Tracy United Methodist Church.  Memorials may be made to the Tracy United Methodist Memorial Fund or the Heart Fund.

 

Tuesday, April 14, 1992 to Thursday, April 16, 1992

 

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Friday, April 17, 1992

 

Gerry A. Guinn

June 10, 1930 - April 16, 1992

                Gerry A. GUINN, 62, Denver, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.                He was born in Denver to Floyd D. and Claudia WRIGHT GUINN.  On Nov. 14, 1954 he marrid Margaret E. ROBBINS, who died April 16, 1982.  On Oct. 7, 1984 in Muncie he married Carol HARVEY, who survives.

                He had worked 30 years as a truck driver for Husske Harlan of Peru and was currently employed with the Charles Levy Transportation Company.  He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and was a member of the Peru Moose Lodge.

                Surviving are a step-daughter, Tami WINE, Syracuse; a step-son, Michael CADWALLDER, Peru, and three step-granddaughters.  Preceding in death was a brother, Richard GUINN, and a sister, Agnes JARRETT.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Chuck COX officiating.  Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call from  3-9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Saturday, April 18, 1992

 

Jessie B. Kinzie

                Jessie B. KINZIE, 78, Rt. 5, Logansport, died at 1:35 p.m. Friday at Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

                Arrangements are pending with McCain Funeral Home, Denver.

 

Fannie Sturgeon

                Fannie STURGEON, 92, Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 3:53 a.m. today at her home.

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

 

Monday, April 20, 1992

 

Jessie B. Kinzie

Aug. 30, 1913 - April 17, 1992

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McCain Funeral Home, Denver, for Jessie B. KINZIE, 78, Rt. 5, Logansport.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today.

                Gary KINSEY and Phil FRYE will officiate and burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetry, Mexico.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today.

                Mrs. Kinzie died at 1:35 p.m. Friday at Memorial Hospital in Logansport.  She was born in Carroll County to Walter and Susie NICOLL FRYE.  On April 17, 1954 at Logansport she married Harry C KINZIE, who survives  She retired in 1981 from Chase Center at Logansport.  She was a member of the Logansport Rebekah Lodge.

                Surviving are a daughter, Carol FLYNN, Chalmers; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Barbara YEARGEAN, Denver, and a sister, Mary Frances LOGAN, Logansport.  Preceding in death were a son, John YEARGEAN, and a sister, Lillian E SLAYBAUGH.


Cornelius H. Sterk

April 19, 1904 - April 18, 1992

                Cornelius H. “Casey” STERK, 87, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 8:15 p.m. Saturday at his home.

                He was born in Leerdam, Holland, to John and Carrie DeKOSTER STERK and came to the United States in 1908.  In 1948 he moved from Chicago to Akron.  On May 28, 1925 in Chicago he married  Winnie KELDERHOUSE, who died Nov. 21, 1977.  He retired from Indiana Metal (Torx) after 21 years.  He attended Hillcrest Baptist Church.

                Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Gail (Nellie) MOSHER, Bernice KUHN, and Nancy STERK, all of Akron; Mrs. Cornelius (Carrie) KOSTER and Mrs. Nelson (Margaret) TROMP, both of South Holland, Ill.; and Mrs. Norman (Connie) MOORE, Rochester; and Wilma BELSAN, Brookfirld, Ill.; five sons, Herman and Bert [STERK], Warsaw; Charles [STERK], Akron; Robert [STERK], Macon, Ga., and Lee [STERK], Rochester; thirty-four grandchildren; forty-eight great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.  Preceding in death were two sons, a daughter, a grandson and three brothers.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hillcrest Baptist Church with the Revs. Olin CORBITT and Merlyn COX officiating  Burial wil be i the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Rocheter, and after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

 

Fannie Sturgeon

Sept. 3, 1899 - April 18, 1992

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Fannie “Fancy” STURGEON, 92, Rt. 6, Box 89, Rochester.

                The Rev. Carl RICKS will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. today and after 1 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Council on Aging.

                Mrs. Sturgeon died at 3:53 a.m. Saturday at her home.  She was born in Fulton County near Green Oak to David and Lilly Van DUYNE KRATHWOHL.  She lived her entire life in Fulton County.  On May 28, 1920 in Rochester she married  Orland STURGEON, who died May 1, 1958.  She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, the Richland Center Rebekah Lodge and the Fulton County Chrous.

                Surviving are two daughters, Jane STUREON, Rochester, and Mary OVERMYER, Oxnard, Calif.; a grandson, Gary OVERMYER, Calif; two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mable BURCH, Wabash.  Preceding in death were two sisters, Pearl GRAHAM and Ruth TEEMS, and a brother, Robert KRATHWOHL.

 

Grady W. Chilcutt

                Grady W. CHILCUTT, 63, of 839 W. Main St., Peru, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

                Arrangements are pending at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru.


Tuesday, April 21, 1992

 

Grady W. Chilcutt

Feb. 23, 1929 - April 19, 1992

                Grady W.  CHILCUTT, 63, of 839 W. Main St., Peru, died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

                He was born in Henry County, Tenn., to Clarence and Patti BAINE CHILCUTT.  He was retired from Chrysler Corporation of Kokomo and was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

                Surviving are two daughters, Debra MOORE and Teresa CHILCUTT, both of Akron; four sons, Richard A. [CHILCUTT], Mishawaka, David M. and Donald E. [CHILCUTT], both of Akron; and Randal L. [CHILCUTT], Peru; fifteen grandchildren; three sisters, Mary ARWOOD, Peru; Elaine BRAKE, McEwen, Tenn., and Betty Jean JACKSON, Humboldt, Tenn., and two brothers, Robert CHILCUTT, Peru, and Foster CHILCUTT, Royal Oak, Mich.  Preceding in death were a grandchild and four brothers.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with Pastor Ron SHANER officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday.  The VFW and American Legion will conduct military graveside services.  Memorials may be made to the Miami County Cancer Society.

 

Glen T. Lewis

                Glen T. LEWIS, 94, Twelve Mile, died at 9:30 p.m. Monday at Chase Center, Logansport.

                Arranements are pending at McCain Funeral Home, Denver.

 

Wednesday, April 22, 1992

 

Glen T. Lewis

Nov. 12, 1896 - April 20, 1992

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at McCain Funeral Home, Denver, for Glen T. LEWIS, 95, Twelve Mile.

                The Rev. Mark METZ will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Twelve Mile.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today and after noon Thursday.

                Mrs. Lewis died at 9:30 p.m. Monday at Chase Center, Logansport.  She was born in Peru to U.B. and Diantha HERENDEEN SAUSAMAN.  On Dec. 18, 1915 at Logansport she married Clark LEWIS, who died Jan. 7, 1976.  She was a member of the Twelve Mile United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are four daughers, Dorothy OWIN, marshall, Mich.; Helen ABSHIRE, Logansport; Bernice BURNS, Denver, and Margaret ZARTMAN, Twelve Mile; eleven grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren, and twenty-two great-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were a great-grandchild; three great-great-grandchildren, and two sisters, her twin Gladys SOWERS and Hazel LEWIS.


Omer G. Smith

Jan. 11, 1930 - April 21, 1992

                Omer G. SMITH, 62, Rt. 1, Denver, died Tuesday morning of injuries sustained in a farm accident on the Miami County farm where he was born to G. Russell and Helen May MARTINDALE SMITH.

                On Feb. 12, 1940 at the United Methodist parsonage in Bunker Hil he married Patty L. CAIN, who survive.  He was a farmer and a member of the Chili United Methodist Church, the Gilead Masonic Lodge and the board of directors of the Miami-Cass County REMC on which he had served the past 13 years.  He was a past-member of the Miami County 4-H Fair Board.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Merry) GAERTE, Macy, and Mrs. Stan (Jeann) HUDSON, Roann; a son, Jeffery G. [SMITH], Denver; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Phil (Ann) DAILEY, Lagro, and three brothers, Carl E. SMITH, Fort Wayne; George A. SMITH, Denver, and Ralph W. STOUT, Lagro.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at MaCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Chuck COX officiating.  Burial will be in the Chili Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday.

 

Russell W. Shoemaker

March 24, 1908 - April 9, 1992

                Word has been received of the death of former Rochester resident Russell W. SHOEMAKER, 79, who lived with his son in San Antonio for one month.  He died of a massive coronary attack at Fort Sam Houston Hospital in San Antonio.

                Military services were April 14 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

                He was born in Mishawaka to Joseph C. and Elizabeth CASTLEMAN SHOEMAKER.  He moved from Ohio to the Rochester and Talma communities 10 years ago.  In 1960, in Phoenix, Ariz., he married Helen C. ZAHN, who died in 1975.  On March 12, 1977, in Talma, he married Mildred KRAMER, who died Sept. 12, 1984.  He retired from the Army in 1959 and worked at the Cleveland Railroad for 10 1/2 years, retiring March 31, 1973.  He served in the European and Pacific Theaters during World War II and with the military occupation forces in Europe and Japan following the war.  He served during the Korean War and received the Good Conduct Medal and the Bronze Star Medal with clusters.  He was a 1928 graduate of Culver High School.  He was a member of the Roseville, Ohio, Masonic Lodge, the Zanesville, Ohio, Episcopal Church, the Plymouth American Legion, the Culver VFW and the Disabled American Veterans Association.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Douglas (Elizabeth) BRADLEY, Las Vegas, Nev.; a son, Joseph W. [SHOEMAKER], San Antonio, Tcxas; three grandchildren; two great-grandsons, and a brother, Dean MAXWELL, Rushville.  Preceding in death were a sister, Wilma Van DUYNE; a half-sister, Fern HAYDANEK and a styep-brother, Oliver COWAN.

 

Donald D. Blue

                Donald Deverl BLUE, 74, Peoria, Ill., formerly of Elkhart, died at 4:30 a.m. today at Highland Regional Hospital, Sebring, Fla.

                Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


Dr. Wendell C. Anderson

Nov. 29, 1910 - Aug. 4, 1991

                Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, for Dr. Wendell C. ANDERSON, 80, Indianapolis, who died Aug. 4, 1991 at the Indiana Soldiers Home in lafayette.  Interment of cremains will be in the Sycamore Cemetery, southwest of Mentone.

                Dr. Anderson was born in Mentone to Dr. Emra and Lena COPLEN ANDERSON.  He was with the Indiana State Board of Health from 1938 until his retirement in 1967.  He was a graduate of Mentone High School, Indiana University, Indiana University School of Medicine and the University of Michigan with a master’s degree in public health.  He served in the Army Medical Corps from 1940-1944.

                Surviving are two sisters, Mildred ANDERSON, Flint, Mich., and Kathleen CAMPLEJOHN, Denver, Colo., and two brothers, Ira ANDERSON, Ohio, and Robert ANDERSON, Sunnyside, Calif.

 

Thursday, April 23, 1992

 

Donald D. Blue

July 9, 1917 - April 22, 1992

                Donald Deverl BLUE, 74, Peoria, Ill., died at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday at Highland Regional Hospital in Sebring, Fla.

                He was born in Mentone to Peter and Mary Lena BUSENBURG BLUE.  He moved from Elkhart to Illinois about a year ago.  On Jan. 12, 1945, in Mentone, he married Else LIEDIGK, who survives.  He was a purchasing agent for 17 years for Bock Industries in Elkhart.  He was a member of the Albright United Methodist Church of Elkhart and the Dunlap Lions Club.  He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II.

                Surviving with his wife are a son, Kenneth L. [BLUE], Peiria, Ill.; two grandchildren; three sisters, Jeanette BAKER, Bourbon, and Phyllis SECHRIST and Jeannine NELLANS, both of Mentone, and a brother, the Rev. Royal BLUE, Redding, Calif.  Preceding in death were a son and a brother.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at King Memorial Home, Mentone.  The Rev. Royal BLUE will officiate and burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday.

 

Dale H. Hoff

March 28, 1906 - April 23, 1992

                Dale H. HOFF, 86, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at 3:43 a.m. today in Pulaski Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kewanna to Joseph W. and Martha GRAHAM HOFF.  On March 25, 1936, at Rochester, he married Donnabelle MOON, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and a former employee of Thomas Hardware and Implement in Grass Creek.  He was a member of the former Pinhook Grange and attended Whippoorwill Community Church.  He was a 1925 graduate of Kewanna High School.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Shirley HOFF, Greenwood; a son, Robert D. [HOFF], Saugertics, N.Y., and two grandchidren.  Preceding in death were a sister and three brothers.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with Pastor John ANDREWS officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday.


James B. Hozey

Dec. 14, 1923 - April 22, 1992

                James Barrow HOZEY, 68, Kokomo, died Wednesday at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

                He was born in Atlanta, Ga., to Valentine V. and Nora Belle DUMAS HOZEY.  He retired in 1973 as an industrial chemist from the Sanitation Department of Kokomo.  He was a member of Temple Baptist Church, Kokomo.  He was the founder and a past-president of Local Union 2185 for City Employees.  He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War, and he was the first chef employed when the King’s Crown Inn opened in Kokomo.

                Surviving are his wife, Irene JORDAN HOZEY; four daughters, Susan I. DECKARD, Baltimore, Md.,; Mrs. Craig (Connie) PORTER, Royal Center; Mrs. Raymond (Jerry Christene) HAMILTON, Kokomo, and Mrs. James (Nora L.) DOTTERER, Sharpesville; seven sons, William G. [HOZEY], Greentown; John Q.R. and Jessie B. [HOZEY], both of Safford, Ariz.; James V. [HOZEY], Kokomo; Sammy A. [HOZEY], Macy; Joseph T. [HOZEY], Rochester, and Vernon V. [HOZEY], Royal Center; thirty-four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Geraldine K. WALLACE, Atlanta, Ga., and a brother, Vernon V. HOZEY, Hueytown, Ala.  Preceding in death were three brothers and two sisters.

                Serives will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Hoffman-Murray Funeral Home, 414 W. Jefferson St., Kokomo, with the Rev. Michael HOLLOWAY officiating.  Burial will be in the Crown Point Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday.

 

Moiselle Maus

June 10, 1919 - April 22, 1992

                Moiselle MAUS, 72, Rt. 1, Denver, died at 10:29 a.m. Wednesday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

                She was born in Miami County to Rolla E. and Sedalia GERHART TRENT.  On June 7, 1940 at Bunker Hill she married Rolland M. MAUS, who survives.  She was a member of the Mexico United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and the Peru Anacreon Club.  She was a past-president of the Miami County Feceration of Clubs and served in several offices in the 11th District Federation of Clubs.  She was appointed in 1975 by Gov. Otis Bowen to the Indiana Civil Defense Council.

                Surviving with her hsband are a son, Dr. Ronald T. MAUS, Kokomo; three grandchildren; her twin sister, Ardell BRUMIT, Dumfries, Va., and a brother, Leo TRENT, Peru.  Preceding in death were two daughters, Joy E. PUNTER and Penelope J. MAUS, and a brother, Robert TRENT.

                Serives will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mexico United ethodist church with the Rev. Donna SPRINGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Springdale Cemetery, Bunker Hill.  Friends may call from 3-9  p.m. Saturday at McDain Funeral Home, Denver, and after 1 p.m. Sunday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Mexico United Methodist Church.


Friday, April 24, 1992

 

Harold D. Shaffer

March 15, 1939 - April 22, 1992

                Harold D. SHAFFER, 53, Mishawaka, died at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital, Mishawaka, following a length illness. He was born in Griffith.  He moved to Mishawaka from Rochester in 1967.  On March 12, 1960 in Rochester, he married Wilma Jean SMITH, who survives.  He had worked for 11 years at Mishawaka Steel Fabricating.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Debbie BUNNELL and Dawn SHAFFER, and two sons, David and Donald [SHAFFER], all of Mishawaka; eight grandchildren; his mother, Sophia M. SHAFFER, Rochester; a sister, Nancy NOONAN, Rochester, and two brothers, Paul SHAFFER, Peru, and Robert SHAFFER, Mexico.

                Cremation will take place and private services will be set for a later date.  There will be no visitation.  Bubb Funeral Chapel North, Mishawaka, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Vivian M. Enyart

Oct. 6, 1926 - April 24, 1992

                Vivian Marjorie ENYART, 65, of 213 W. 13th St., died at 2:20 a.m. today at Life Care Center following a six-month illness.

                She was born in Fulton County to Jack and Bessie COOK OLINGER  She lived all her life in this area.  She was married to Merle KELLEY, who preceded in death.

                Surviving are two daughers, Cinda KELLEY and Lavanna YEAZEL, both of Rochester; four sons, David, Richard and Alan [KELLEY], all of Rochester, and John [KELLEY], Plymouth; five grandchildren, and two brothers, Bethal OLINGER, Rocheser, and Dale OLINGER, Logansport.  Preceding in death was a brother.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rocheser, with Pastor Olin CORBITT officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens Cemetey.  Friends may call after 9 a.m. Saturday.

 

Saturday, April 25, 1992

 

Rev. Martha J. Tucker

Oct. 9, 1916 - April 24, 1992

                The Rev. Martha Jane TUCKER, 75, Rt. 1, Denver, died at 11:56 a.m. Friday at Dukes Continuing Care Center, Peru. She was born in Bunker Hill to Vincent Irving and Maude Ellen ARMY KINTNER and lived most of her life in Miami County.  She married Herbert GALBRAITH in 1937; he died in 1971.  On Sept. 1, 1978 she married Marvin TUCKER, who survives.  She was the pastor of God’s Place of Praise and Prayer at Chili.  She had been a manager of the Burger Dairy Store in Fort Wayne from 1968-1973.

                Surviving with her hsband are a daugter, Beverly Ann (GALBRAITH) ENYART, Peru; a son, Jerry Dean GALBRAITH, Fort Wayne; two step-daughters, Kim JOHNSON, Durham, N.C., and Michelle WALLICK, Peru; fourteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren, and a sister, Hattie MARSH, Marion.  Preceding in death were a son, two grandchildren, four brothers and four sisters.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Fred L. SNOW officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday.


Monday, April 27, 1992

 

Mildred I. Daniels

Sept. 24, 1913 - April 27, 1992

                Mildred I. DANIELS, 78, Logansport, died at 3:30 a.m. today at Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

                She was born in Pittsburg, Ind., to Isaac and Ethel ANDREW CAIN.  On Dec. 16, 1938 in Carroll County she married Theodore E. DANIELS Sr., who died Aug. 12, 1991.

                Suriving are a daughter, Nancy J. RAY, Logansport; two sons, William D. DANIELS and Theodore “Ted” DANIELS Jr., both of Logansport; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Nellie MULLENDORE, Delphi.  Preceding in death were a daughter, Mrs. Steve (Martha) RANS of Rochester; a son, and two brothers.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at McCloskey Hamilton Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. William Art MALONEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Davis Cemetery in Burnettsville.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Cass County Heart or Cancer funds.

 

Marvin D. Anderson

Sept. 19, 1922 - April 25, 1992

                Marvin D. ANDERSON, 69, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at his home following several months of illness.

                He was born in Delong to D.C. and Opal FISHER ANDERSON.  On Feb. 13, 1953 in Crown Point he married Teresa A. “Terry” SCHUCK, who survives.

                A retired Air Force master sereant, he was flight engineer of a B-17 bomber that participated in the first daylight raid over Berlin during World War II.  His plane was one of three which were shot down.  He was captured and was a prisoner of war for 14 months.  He served 24 years with the Strategic Air Command of the Air Force, and received a Purple Heart Medal and several Bronze Star Medals.

                Following the war, he was a civilian military representative with McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft Corporation in St. Louis.  He was a member of the First Presbterian Church, the Masonic Lodge and the South Bend Scottish Rite.

                Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Kathy Lee ANDERSON, Rochester; Dolores ANDERSON, Ottawa, Kan., and Mrs. Jon (Terri Jo) ASHLINE, St. Louis, Mo.; four grandchildren; his father, D.C. ANDERSON, Peabody Retirement Center of North Manchester; a sister, Mrs. C.E. (Coleen) VAUGHN, Houston, Mo.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Chrch with the Rev. Jonn RAMSEY 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. Tuesday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, where Masonic rites will be conducted at 7:30 p.m.  The Rochester American Legion and VFW wil conduct military graveside rites.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Fulton County Library.


Tuesday, April 28, 1992

 

Marvin D. Anderson

Sept. 19, 1922 - April 25, 1992

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church for Marvin D. ANDERSON, 69, Rt. 2, Rochester.

                The Rev. John RAMSEY will officiate, and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with military rites by the Rochester American Legion and VFW.

                Friends may call from 3-5 and 6-8 p.m. today at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, where Masonic rites will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Fulton County Library.

                Mr. Anderson died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at his home following severa months of illness.  He was born in Delong to D.C. and Opal FISHER ANDERSON.  On Feb. 13, 1953 in Crown Point he married Teresa A. “Terry” SCHUCK, who survives.

                A reired Air Force master sergeant, he was flight engineer of a B-17 bomber that participated in the first daylight raid over Berlin during World War II.  His plane was one of three which were shot down.  He was captured and was a prisoner of war for 14 months.  He served 24 years with the Strategic Air Command of the Air Force, and received a Purple Heart Medal and several Bronze Star Medals.

                Following the war, he was a civilian military representative with McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft Corporation in St. Louis.  He was a member of the First Presbterian Church, the Masonic Lodge and the South Bend Scottish Rite.

                Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Kathy Lee ANDERSON, Rochester; Dolores ANDERSON, Ottawa, Kan., and Mrs. Jon (Terri Jo) ASHLINE, St. Louis, Mo.; four grandchildren; his father, D.C. ANDERSON, Peabody Retirement Center of North Manchester, and a sister, Mrs. C.E. (Coleen) VAUGHN, Houston, Mo.  Preceding in death were his mother and a son, Dennis [ANDERSON]

 

Angeline Hisey.

Aug. 1, 1900 - April 27, 1992

                Angeline HUTCHISON HISEY, 91, of 15607 Michigan Road, Argos, died at 11:15 a.m. Monday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home in Plymouth, where she had lived since 1986.  She had been ill since Sunday.

                She was a lifelong resident of Argos, where she was born to Charles and Kathryn DINASKEY HUTCHISON.  She was married to Eugene M. HISEY, who died in 1972.  She retired in 1965 from McCord’s Radiator Corporation in Plymouth.  She had also been a telephone operator.  She was a member of the Argos Methodist Church, the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, the White Shrine and a 50-year member of the Eastern Star.

                Surviving are a son, Eugene [HISEY], Argos; two step-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren.

                Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, with Dr. Donald C. LACY officiating.  There wil be no visitation.


Lee A. Perez

                Marine Lance Cpl. Lee Andrew PEREZ, 21, a former Tippecanoe resident stationed at Camp LeJeune, N.C., died Saturday of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident during a training exercise at Fort Knox, Ky.  Two other servicemen also died.

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

 

Orval B. Ritter

Aug. 30, 1907 - April 27, 1992

                Orval Bernard RITTER, 84, Pleasant Lake, died at 5 a.m. Monday in Elkhart following an extended illness.

                He was born in Noble County to Charles F. and Lucy Jane PIPPENGER RITTER.  He spent his summers at his Pleasant Lake home and his winters in Florida.  On June 21, 1962 at Pleasant Lake he married Mildred HEARN CLAY, who died Aug.6, 1981.  He retired in 1969 as senior partner (with his son) from Ritter’s Surge Dairy Equipment of LaGrange, Noble, Steuben and DeKalb counties.  He then worked part-time for the State Highway Department in Rochester.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Pleasant Lake-Ashley.

                Surviving are two daughters, Betty Lou GREEN, Howe, and Ellenjane MILLER, Kendallville; a son, Fred F. [RITTER], Pleasant Lake; eight grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mildred RIDER, Columbia City, and Marris SCHMUCK, Hartford City, and a brother, Everett R. RITTER, Elkhart.  Preceding in death were a sister, LaFern [RITTER], and two brothers, Lawrence and Don [RITTER].

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, 222 S. State St., Kendallville, with the Rev. David WILSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Lake View Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Kendallville.

 

Wednesday, April 29, 1992

 

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Thursday, April 30, 1992

 

Lee A. Perez

Feb. 6, 1971 - April 25, 1992

                Lance Cpl. Lee Andrew PEREZ, 21, Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base, N.C., died Saturday at Fort Knox, Ky., from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident during a training exercise.  Two other servicemen also perished.

                He was born in Plymouth to Paul Lee and Mary L. WEIDNER PEREZ.  He lived nine years in Tippecanoe before moving to Tucson, Ariz.  He entered the Marine Corps Feb. 18, 1990 in San Diego, Calif.

                Surviving with his parents, Paul and Mary PEREZ, Tucson, are a sister, Charlette E. PEREZ, Tucson; a brother, Andrew J. MUIR, Tucson, his maternal grandmother, Opal WEIDNER, Rochester; his paternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs. Robert FRENCH, Sunset, Utah; a nephew, Cory PEREZ, Tucson, and aunts, uncles and cousins.  Preceding in death were his maternal grandfather, Harley O. WEIDNER, on Sept. 18, 1987, and his paternal grandfather, Ross PEREZ.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Sgt. ASHBOLT, Marine Corps Chaplain, officiating.  Burial will be in the Reichter Cemetery, northeast of Rocheser.  The Marine Corps Honor Guard will conduct full military graveside honors.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, May 1, 1992

 

Lewis A. Conner

April 8, 1927 - April 30, 1992

                Lewis A. CONNER, 65, Rt. 2, LaFontaine, formerly of Twelve Mile, died at 8:04 p.m. Thursday at the Logansport home of his daughter, Linda HILDEBRAND.

                He was born in Chili to Ira O. and Vernice Fern KRISHER CONNER.  On Jan. 29, 1985 he married Geraldine JACOBS, who died Dec. 17, 1986.  He was retired from Denver Equipment Company as a truck driver.  He was a member of the Corinth Brethren Church, Twelve Mile.

                Surviving are two daughters, Linda J. HILDEBRAND and Sherry L. MOHLER, both of Logansport; two step-daughters, Marla REED, LaFontaine, and Karen KNIGHT, Warren; a step-son, Wesley JACOBS, Arizona; four grandchildren; five step-grandchildren, and a brother, Ross CONNER, Markle.  Preceding in death were a daughter, Barbara Jo CONNER, and a sister, Shirley RABER.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev.     G. Bright HANNA officiating.  Burial will be in the Chili Cemetery.  Friends may call from      2-9 p.m. Saturday.

 

Mary E. Sensibaugh

                Mary E. SENSIBAUGH, 83, Argos, died at 8:11 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Lura E. White

                Lura E. WHITE, 94, Rt. 1, Denver, died this morning at Dukes Continuing Care Center, Peru.  Arranements are pending at McCain Funeral Home, Denver.


Saturday, May 2, 1992

 

Kenneth Blackburn

                Kenneth BLACKBURN, 55, Rt. 6, Rochester, owner-operator of Blackburn Tire in Rochester, died at 11:30 p.m. Friday of injuries sustained in an accident at his shop on Monticello Road.

                Mr. Blackburn was hit in the head and chest by metal fragments when a farm tractor wheel broke into pieces about 2:45 p.m. Friday.

                He was taken to Woodlawn Hospital, and less than an hour later to South Bend St. Joseph’s Medical Center where he died.

                Mr. Blackburn’s son, Doug [BLACKBURN], said that his father had mounted a 15-inch tire on the wheel and was inflating the tire when the wheel exploded.  “Pieces of metal were found 50 feet away,” he said.

                The son said the wheel is from an old John Deere tractor and that it was all of one piece of cast steel.  He said no one knows why it broke apart.

                Doug Blackburn, who works at the shop, was on a service call in the Akron area when the accident occurred.  He said he had turned off the air compressor he was using and heard on his two-way radio connection with the shop that his father had been hurt.

                Doug’s brother, K.J. [BLACKBURN], also works at the shop.  He was about 10 feet away from his father when the wheel exploded but was not hurt, Doug said.

                Mr. Blackburn and his wife Tish [BLACKBURN], started Blackburn Tire in 1958 and had operated it continuously with the only interruption being when the Monticello Road building was destroyed by the April 3, 1974 tornado.  The present building took its place.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Grace United Methodist Church.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, and from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, and at the church for one hour before services.

 

William G. Mow

April 14, 1925 - May 1, 1992

                William G. “Bill” MOW, 67, of 2105 Boulevard St., died Friday at his home.  He had been in failing health for several year.

                He was born in Marshall County to Leo C. and Esther BURKETT MOW.  He was a lifetime resident of Fulton County.  He was an Army veteran of World War II having served in the European Theater.  He was a life member of the American Legion and a member of the VFW, Fraternal Order of Eagles and Moose Lodge, all of Rochester.

                Surviving are a twin brother, Robert M. [MOW], Fort Myers, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Roy (Helen) McGRIFF, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Jack HARTMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday.  The American Legion and VFW will conduct military graveside rites.  Memorials may be made to the Knightstown Children’s Home c/o the American Legion or the Voice of Democracy Program c/o the VFW.


Lura E. White

Jan. 26, 1898 - May 1, 1992

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at McCain Funeral Home, Denver, for Lura Evelene WHITE, 94, Rt. 1, Denver.

                The Rev. David CORRELL and Don RITCHIE will officiate and burial will be in the Metea Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Monday, where the Eastern Star will conduct a 7:30 p.m. memorial service.

                Mrs. White died at 8:05 a.m. Friday at Dukes Continuing Care Center, Peru.  She was born in Franklin County of Virginia to Daniel Rufus and Rhoda Frances SINK LAYMAN.  On April 26, 1921 at Logansport she married Zollos Lee Roy WHITE, who died Dec. 9, 1968.  She was a member of the Skinner Christian Church and Ladies Aid at Twelve Mile.  She taught Sunday School for 41 years.  She was a member of the Peru Anacreon Club, the Macy Eastern Star and a past-matron of Mexico Vashti Chapter of Eastern Star.  She was a 1917 graduate of Logansport High School and a graduate of Valparaiso University.  She taught school in the Stone School, Baal’s Temple and Osage Schools, all in Cass County, and in the Black - - - - School of Hill County, Montana, all of which were one-room schools.

                Surviving are four grandsons, Bradley A. McCLAIN, Ryan A. McCLAIN, Jeffrey A. TOMSON and Brian D. TOMSON, all of Rt. 1, Denver; a sister, Hazel PICKENS, Logansport, and two brothers, Samuel Parker LAYMAN, Walton, and Ralph D. LAYMAN, Bourbon.  Preceding in death were four sisters, Lydia LAYMAN; Mamie O. GARDNER, Flora M. HAFF and Mary I. RINGER, and five brothers, John W. LAYMAN, Jessie R. LAYMAN, Albert B. LAYMAN, Clifford R. LAYMAN and Miles E. LAYMAN.

 

Mary E. Sensibaugh

June 2, 1908 - May 1, 1992

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Mary Elizabeth SENSIBAUGH, 83, of 180838 Maple Road, Argos.

                The Rev. Arley MITCHUM will officiate and burial wil be in the Poplar Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday and after noon Monday.  Memorials may be made to the Michiana Oncology of South Bend.

                Mrs. Sensibaugh died at 8:11 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient for a night.  She had been in failing health for four years.  She was born in Porter County to Otto and Mary Ann PECK SCHULTZ.  On Nov. 28, 1927 in Deep River she married Lester C. SENSIBAUGH, who died Sept. 4, 1966.  She attended the Jordan Baptist Church.

                Surviving are eight daughters, Mrs. Louis (Alice) BANKS, Culver; Mrs. John (Martha) HOTT, and Mrs. James (Wanda) FOX, both of Rochester; Mrs. Donald (Frances) MARK and Mrs. Tom (Doris) VERMILLION, both of Plymouth; Mrs. Donald (Leona) STARKEY, Argos; Mrs. Vernon (Phyllis) BARNES, Vancouver, Wash., and Mrs. Dennis (Thelma) NELSON, Goose Creek, S.C.; three sons, Dale [SENSIBAUGH], Culver, and Lester E. and Donald W. [SENSIBAUGH], both of Argos; fifty-nine grandchildren; ninety-five great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Henry SCHULTZ, Valparaiso, and August SCHULTZ, LaCrosse.  Preceding in death were two sisters, Florene BERNELT and Louella [SCHULTZ], and two grandchildren, Melody Sue HOTT and Kenneth Dale SENSIBAUGH.


Monday, May 4, 1992

 

Lewis E. Stratton

Dec. 10, 1919 - May 3, 1992

                Lewis E. “Lou” STRATTON, 72, Rt. 1, Akron, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday in South Bend Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for theee weeks.

                He was born in Manchester, Conn., to Walter E. and Laura May BARBRICK STRATTON.  On July 4, 1948 at Silver Lake he married Bonnie HOLLENBACK, who survives.  He owned Lou’s Bait and Tackle Shop, east of Akron, and was retired from Controls Company of North Manchester.  He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the North Manchester VFW.

                Surviving with his wife are three sons who live in Connecticut; two sisters, Alice ALLEY, Florida, and Jean CHADWICK, Manchester, Conn., and a brother, Wayne STRATTON, Florida.  Preceding in death were a daughter, Lisa [STRATTON], and a brother, Kenneth [STRATTON].

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating.  Burial wil be in the Silver Creek Cemetery, east of Akron, where the Rochester VFW and American Legion will conduct military rites.  Friends may call from       2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Kenneth L. Blackburn

June 21, 1936 - May 1, 1992

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Grace United Methodist Church for Kenneth . BLACKBURN, 55, Rt. 6 (Prairie Wood Drive), Rochester.

                The Rev. Jack HARTMAN will officiate, and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. today and from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home of Rochester, and after noon Tuesday at the church.

                Mr. Blackburn died at 11:30 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Medical Center in South Bend of injuries sustained in an accident at his business, Blackburn Tire of Rochester.

                He was born in Rochester to Elzie C. and Myra P. MOON BLACKBURN, and had lived most of his life in Rochester, except for two years in Wabash.  On June 2, 1957 in Rochester he married Patricia Ann “Tish” SWANSON, who survives.  He had owned and operated Blackburn Tire Shop for 34 years, opening it in 1958.  He and his wife were co-owners of the former Caywood-Foreman ERA Agency in Rochester until earlier this year.  He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Manitou Moose Lodge and was a charter member of the Rochester Jaycees.  He was a 1955 graduate of Rochester High School, was Rochester Township trustee from 1979-1987, and had served on the Rochester Park Board and the Rochester School Board.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Marc (Julie Lynn) CALVERT, Rochester two sons, Douglas Lee “Doug” and Kenney Jay “K.J.” [BLACKBURN], both of Rochester six grandchildren, Corey and Chad CALVERT, Brandi, Brittany and Breeanna BLACKBURN and Grant BLACKBURN, all of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. James (Elizabeth) ZELLER, Rochester, and Bette CLEVENGER, Beaver Dam Lake, and three brothers, William “Bill” BLACKBURN, Logansport; Robert “Bob” BLACKBURN, Wabash, and John BLACKBURN, Indianapolis.  Preceding in death were his parents and a nephew.


Cecelia R. Lowe

May 7, 1906 - May 2, 1992

                Cecelia R. LOWE, 85, Rt. 2, Macy, died at 6:49 p.m. Saturday at Life Care Center, where she had been a patient since 1983.  She had been in failing health for a number of years.

                She was born in Fulton County to James H. and Kitty Belle RAYE DICE.  She had lived most of her life in Rochester, and had lived in Miami County for 12 years before moving to Life Care Center.  On May 19, 1923 in St. Joseph, Mich., she married Isaac C. LOWE, who died Aug. 5, 1983.  She had worked at the Mexico Ordnance Plant and at Karn’s Coffee Shop in Rochester for 25 years.  She was a member of the Fulton Baptist Temple.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Joe (Dorothy) HERRELL, Kokomo, and Pat SCHMIDT, Rochester; a son, Carl J. [LOWE], Macy; eleven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandson.  Preceding in death were a grandson, Terry LOWE; a son, Voris “Buss” LOWE, on Aug. 28, 1989; a sister, Marie RENTSCHLER, and two brothers, Glen and Chauncey DICE.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Everett PAFFORD officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from    3-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton Baptist Temple.

 

Robert W. Ross

Nov. 5, 1927 - May 4, 1992

                Robert W. ROSS, 64, of 828 20th Road, Tippecanoe, died at 1:30 a.m. today at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.                He was born in Cass County to Fay and Martha BUTT ROSS, and moved from the Peru area to Tippecanoe in 1955.  On Oct. 3, 1948 at Macy he married Doris BAKER, who survives.  He retired in 1985 from U.S. Bulk at Bourbon.  He was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Susan ROSS, Tippecanoe; three sons, Gregory [ROSS], Indianapolis, David [ROSS], Bourbon, and Alan [ROSS], Bremen; six grandchildren a sister, Mrs. Amos (Phyllis) ENGLAND, Pierceton, and two brothers, Gerald [ROSS], Okeechobee, Fla., and Dale [ROSS], Little Barbee Lake, Warsaw.

                Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone.  Cremation will follow, and the family will have private services.  Burial will be in the Horton Cemetery near Macy.  Memorials may be made to the Marshal County Heart Association, Marshall County Cancer Society, Mentone Church of Christ or the Four-Way Ambulance Service.

 

Tuesday, May 5, 1992

 

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Wednesday, May 6, 1992

 

Lee Howard

March 3, 1929 - May 5, 1992

                Lee HOWARD, 63, of 10013 W. 16th Road, Argos, died at 12:35 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital in Plymouth following an extended illness.

                He was born in Floyd County, Ky., to Wiley and Minnie MANNS HOWARD.  He was formerly of Ligonier.  On April 12, 1991 he married Becky MURPHY, who survives.  He had worked in foundry construction.