FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

OBITUARIES

2011

 

 

The Rochester Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compiled by

Phyllis McGurk


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This book can be found in the website of the Fulton County Public Library, Rochester, Indiana, and can be downloaded and edited as you wish.


The Rochester Sentinel

 

2011

 

Saturday, January 1, 2011

 

No Paper-Holiday

 

Monday, January 3, 2011

 

Elizabeth Bailey

          Elizabeth (Morris) BAILEY, 75, 10904 Indiana 10, Argos, died at 1:01 a.m. Saturday at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.

          Survivors include her four daughters, Darlene Barcus, Argos, Cathy Martz, Tippecanoe, Pamela Bodine, Knox, and Sheri Becker, Leesburg; four sons, John Wallace, Tippecanoe, David F. Wallace Jr., Bourbon, Jesse J. Wallace, Rochester, and Donald L. Wallace, Rochester; brother Sam Morris, Pennsylvania; and three sisters, Cora Kruzick, Nola Conley and Sue Penley, all of Plymouth.

          Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with visitation from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

Frederick D. Smiley

          Frederick Dale SMILEY, 87, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., passed away Thursday.

          He was born in Rochester the son of Earl and Engrid Smiley.  He attended Rochester High School and has fond memories of his Eagle Scout days.

          He was a sergeant in the Army Air Corps Intelligence Unit, after which he graduated from Indiana University, Kelly School of Business.  He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega and an avid basketball fan.

          Dale worked for the Gillette Co. and retired after 35 years of loyal service.  One of the highlights of his career was spending five years in Hong Kong while working all over southeast Asia.  Dale also loved traveling, playing tennis and golf, and enjoyed his memberships at Shek O Golf and Country Club, Hong Kong, Horseshoe Bend Country Club, Roswell Ga., and Sawgrass Country Club, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

          Dale is survived by his loving wife, Jean; two daughters, Deborah Pulley (Don), Lilburn, Ga., Patricia Reichling (John), Suwanee, Ga.; step-daughter Debra Tucker, San Jose, Calif.; brother John Smiley, Sebring, Fla.; his half-sister Terry Howdeshell (Larry), Rochester; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  He will be remembered by many other family members and lifelong friends who loved him.

          He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathleen Ruth Smiley; and his six siblings.

          A memorial service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Roswell Funeral Home, Roswell, Ga.

          In lieu of flowe4rs memorial donations may be made in memory of Dale to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road Jacksonville, FL 32257.

          Please visit our online tribute at www.quinnshalz.com.  Services under the care and direction of Quinn-Shalz, A Family Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

 

Dale E. Thompson

          Dale Eugene THOMPSON, 80, Milford, died at 12:06 a.m. Friday at his home.

          Survivors include his two daughters, Mrs. Lee Sloan, Syracuse, and Connie Lewellan, Waterloo; and son Roger Thompson, Milford.

          Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Owen Family Funeral Home, Syracuse, with visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

 


James T. White

          James “Jim” Theodore WHITE, 94, Kewanna, died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at his residence.

          Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes, Kewanna.

 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

 

Wayne E. Agnew

Jan 2, 1916-Jan. 1, 2011

          Wayne Elbert AGNEW, 94, Kokomo, died at 1:05 p.m. Saturday in the emergency room at St. Joseph Hospital.

          He was born January 2, 1916, in Winamac, the son of Robert and Bessie (Zellers) Agnew.  He married Helen Straley May 6, 1949, and she survives.

          Wayne grew up in Frankfort and graduated from Frankfort High School.  He went to work right out of high school to support his mother and family.  He worked at the Frankfort Times where he ran a small printing press and worked with the binder.  He later worked in the print shop at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, Chicago, where he printed menus, announcements and news.  Later employment included the Grunow Co., Marion, where he did alignment and radio/reject repairs.  Wayne attended electronic schooling and had an engineering career at Delco Radio for 42 years.  Delco appointed him Senior Project Engineer and he maintained this position until retirement in 1980.  He was a member of the Kokomo Engineering Society.

          Wayne enjoyed his experiences as a HAM Radio Operator, becoming licensed at the age of 16, and was known with the call letters W9LOF.  He was a member of the Howard County Ham Radio Club and the American Radio Relay League.

          He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and achieved the rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class.  He was an active member of First Christian Church, serving as an Elder and Elder Emeritus.  He had also been active in the Masonic Lodge in earlier years.  He loved to travel and favorite destinations included Australia, Ireland and Russia.

          He is survived by his wife, Helen, Kokomo; four children, David Agnew, Kokomo, Gary Agnew and his wife Pat, Noblesville, Myrna Fields and her husband Richard, Spencer, and Connie Schneck and her husband Gary, West Lafayette; 10 grandchildren, Jason Hinkle and his wife Ling, Susan Braswell and her husband Chris, Lindsey Baugh and her husband Joe, Matthew McNulty, Michael Agnew, Gary N. Schneck and his fiancé Christina Weintraut, Darci Schneck and her fiancé Chad Steiner, Kelly Agnew, and Mason Riley Fields and Ethan Fields; seven great-grandchildren, Clara and Jillian Braswell, Lillian Baugh, and Kassidy and Adallee Omran; Audrey Steiner and Dean Schneck; and one sister, Lois Sights, South Bend.

          He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Samuel Parker Fields; and two brothers, Richard Agnew and John Agnew.

          The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church, 854 N. Malfalfa Road 300 West, Kokomo, with Pastor Will Jewsbury officiating.  The family will receive friends at the church from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  A reception will be held in Fellowship Hall following the service.  A committal service will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Love at Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery with Military Rites provided by the U.S. Navy and the Howard County Military Rites Team.

          In Wayne’s memory, memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church with envelopes available.  Shirley & Stout Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements and online condolences may be sent to www.shirleyandstout.com.

 

Elizabeth Bailey

June 30, 1935-Jan. 1, 2011

          Elizabeth (Morris) BAILEY, 75, 10904 Indiana 10, Argos, died at 1:01 a.m. at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.

          She was born June 30, 1935, in Morgan County, Ky., the daughter of Cletus and Alta (Sargent) Morris.  Elizabeth married David F. Wallace Sr. and they later divorced.  She then married Clifford Bailey in Winchester, Ky., in 1984.  They both preceded her in death.

          She was a seamstress at Hart, Schaffner, & Marx, Rochester retiring after 28 years.

          Survivors include her four daughters, Darlene Barcus and husband Robert Sr., Argos, Cathy Martz and husband William, Tippecanoe, Pamela Bodine, Knox, and Sheri Becker, Leesburg; four sons, John Wallace and wife Judy, Tippecanoe, David F. Wallace Jr., Bourbon, Jesse J. Wallace, Rochester, and Donald L. Wallace and wife Judy, Rochester; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother Sam Morris and wife Alverta, Pa.; three sisters, Cora Kruzick, Nola Conley and Sue Penley, all of Plymouth; and half brother Frank Morris and wife Jacki, Ky.

          She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; son William Ray Wallace; two brothers; two sisters; grandson James Wilson; and granddaughter Sarah Casey.

          Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Earl-Grossman Funeral home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos, with Chaplin Tom Padberg of Center for Hospice & Palliative Care officiating.  Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today and one hour prior to services at the funeral home.  Burial is at Walnut Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Argos.

          Electronic condolences may be sent to the family at memorials@earl-grossmanfuneral.comn

 

Agnes Ringle

          Agnes K. RINGLE, 98, 705 E. Fourth St., died at 9:05 p.m. Wednesday at Chase Center, Logansport.

          Agnes is survived by a daughter, Shelly Clemans, Logansport; son, Michael Ringle, Tenn.; three sisters, Helen Hunt, Chicago, Jean Piech, Chicago, Bernice Zene, Chicago; brother, Chester Kwiatkowski, N.C.

          Services are at 2 p.m. Friday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation from noon to 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

 


Dale E. Thompson

May 22, 1930-Dec. 31, 2010

          Dale Eugene THOMPSON, 80, Milford, passed away at 12:06 a.m. Friday at his home.

          He was born on May 22, 1930, in Rochester, to Charles E. and Irene M. (Fisher) Thompson.

          He grew up in Fulton County and attended school there.  He lived in North Webster for 30 years before moving to the Milford area.  He retired in 1999 from Dana Corp., Syracuse, as a machinist and fork truck operator.  He was a member of the Eagles Lodge No. 3760, Syracuse, and served in the U.S. Army.

          He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lee (Violet) Sloan, Syracuse, and Connie Lewellan, Waterloo; son Roger (Marilyn) Thompson, Milford; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

          He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister Betty Brower.

          Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Owen Family Funeral Homes, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, with Pastor Mike Beezley of the Clunette United Methodist Church officiating.  Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Graveside services are at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Mentone Cemetery.

          Memorial bequests may be given to Goshen Care at Home Hospice, P.O. Box 723, Goshen, IN 46526.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  To send condolences to the family in Mr. Thompson’s memory please visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com.

 

James T. White

Sept. 26, 1916-Jan 1, 2011

          James (Jim) Theodore WHITE, 94, Kewanna, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at home surrounded by those who loved him.

          Born September 26, 1916, in Fulton County, he was the son of the late Theodore and Mary K. (Mae) (Tyrrell) White.  On January 25, 1947, he married the love of his life, Margaret Mary Medland in Logansport.  She preceded him in death on Feb. 17, 1993.

          Jim was a 1934 Grass Creek High School graduate.  He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran from 1941-1945 serving in the Pacific Theater.  After returning home from the Army, Jim became a lifelong farmer, raised his family and became a well known community member in the Kewanna area.  Jim was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Kewanna, a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 1121, Kewanna, and a former member of the Grass Creek Lion’s Club.

          Jim was an avid baseball fan from being a part of his Army team to being instrumental in forming the Grass Creek Little League when his children were small to watching his favorite team, the Chicago Cubs.

          Jim will be remembered for the twinkle in his eyes, his keen sense of humor and the goodness in his heart.  His children and grandchildren will fondly remember learning to play poker at the dining room table and the never ending stories and laughter when gathered at his house.  His presence will be greatly missed but his spirit will remain in each of us.

          Survivors include his children, Linda Menkhaus and husband Dale, Laramie, Wyo., Robert White and companion Martie Collins, Monterey, Edwin White and wife, Pamela, Kewanna, and Kathy Bobbitt and husband Joe, Laramie, Wyo.; 12 grandchildren, Brian Menkhaus, Todd Menkhaus and wife Erin, Kathleen (Menkhaus) Cole and husband Nicholas, Carmen White and husband Dirk Sheehan, Ted White, Carrie White, Matt White and wife Kimmie, Kristin (Bobbitt) Burkhart and husband Brent, Paula (Bobbitt) Vasek and husband Nathan, Kara Bobbitt, Laura (Bobbitt) Robbins and husband Will; 10 great-grandchildren, Bryson Menkhaus, Casey, Ryan and Evie Sheehan, Teresa, Daniel and Henry Cole, Madison Burkhart, James and Adelaide Vasek; and stepgreat-grandchild Christian Caldwell.

          He was preceded in death by his brother, William White; daughter-in-law Pamela Donnelly White and granddaughter Sarah White.

          A Mass of Christian Burial is at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Ann Catholic Church, Kewanna.  Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel, with Military Rites at 6 p.m. and a Scripture Service at 7:30 p.m.  Burial will be at St. Ann’s Cemetery, Kewanna.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Pulaski Memorial Hospice and/or St. Ann Catholic Church.  Online Condolences and tributes may be sent to the White family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

 

Doris E. Cooper

          Doris E. COOPER, 80, Mentone, died at 8:23 a.m. Tuesday at Bremen Health Care Center, Bremen.

          Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

 

Ida G. Layne

          Ida G. LAYNE, 88, 949 Park St., died at 7:53 p.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

          Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Agnes K. Ringle

Dec. 11, 1912-Dec. 29, 2010

          Agnes K. RINGLE, 98, 705 E. Fourth St., passed away at 9:05 p.m. Dec. 29, 2010, at Chase Center, Logansport.

          She was born in Chicago on December 11, 1912, to John and Catherine (Bawolski) Kwiatkowski.  As one of nine children, Agnes shared her childhood with five sisters, Helen, Jean, Bernice, Estelle and Dorothy; and three brothers, Chester, Edward and Ted.

          In 1929 Agnes married Arthur McKeone, he preceded her in 1934.  She married Clarence Binney in 1939.  They moved to Rochester from Chicago in 1944.  Clarence preceded her in 1957.  In 1958 Agnes married Dalton Ringle, he preceded her in 1995.

          As a homemaker and wife of a farmer, Agnes assisted with many of the chores on the farm.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Rosary Society of the church.

          Agnes is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Shelly Clemans and husband Jody, Logansport; son Michael Ringle and wife Karen, Tenn.; three sisters, Helen Hunt, Chicago, Jean Piech, Chicago, and Bernice Zene, Chicago; brother Chester Kwiatkowski, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

          She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; daughter Judy Enyart; son Donald McKeone; two sisters, Estelle Galka and Dorothy Stanczak; and two brothers Ted and Edward Kwiatkowski.

          A celebration of the life of Agnes Ringle is at 2 p.m. Friday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Bert Woolson officiating.  Friends may visit with the family from noon to 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.  Interment is in the Royal Center Cemetery.

          Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.

 

Nancy E. Simpson

          Nancy E. SIMPSON, 85 Culver, died Sunday at the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.

          Survivors include her son, James Simpson Jr., Stuart, Fla.; two daughters Susan Simpson, Plymouth, and Sarah Tobias, Culver; foster son William Binkley, Goshen.

          There will be no services or visitation.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Odom Funeral Home, Culver.

 


Thursday, January 6, 2011

 

Doris E. Cooper

Aug. 23, 1930-Jan. 4, 2011

          Doris Eileen COOPER, 80, 3582 S. Indiana 19, Mentone, died at 8:23 a.m. Tuesday at Bremen Health Care Center, Bremen.

          She was born Aug. 23, 1930, in Etna Green, to Glen Snider and Ethel M. Easterday.  Doris married David L. Cooper on Oct. 15, 1950, in Mentone.  He preceded her on Jan. 31, 2000.

          Doris was the youngest of six children.  She graduated from Mentone High School in 1949.  She made Mentone her home for most of her adult life, spending time in Michigan as a young mother and Air Force wife and several warm and wonderful winters in Sebring, Fla., during retirement.  She worked as a secretary and telephone operator in early years.  She devoted herself to her family as a stay at home wife and mother while her three children were small and again did secretarial work.  Later, she joined her husband and in-laws in the family business, Cooper Department Store, Mentone.  When they closed the store, she ran her own craft and T-shirt business in Rochester.  She also managed her own craft shows in the Logansport mall and Marion mall.  When semi-retired, she and her husband delivered vans for Explorer Van, Warsaw, driving to many locations throughout the United States.   She was a longtime member of the Mentone United Methodist Church and was best known for her sense of humor and her feisty attitude.  She loved doing crafts in her spare time and was most fond of being a “snowbird” in Florida.

          Survivors include her two daughters, Debra Spencer, Mentone, and Denise and husband Ray Driver, Plymouth; son Daniel Cooper and wife Katherine, Baltimore, Md.; three grandchildren, David Spencer, Rochester, Dustin Spencer, Warsaw, and Deanna (Spenser) Wilkins, Fort Wayne; two great-grandchildren, Lathen and Laden Spencer; and two sisters, Mary Thomas, South Bend, and Kate Whetstone, Fort Wayne.

          She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers Harold Snider and Hollis Snider; and sister Wylon Bowers.

          Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St. Mentone, with the Rev. Amber Karkosky-Litten officiating.  Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Burial is at Mentone Cemetery, Mentone.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Mentone United Methodist Church.  Online condolences may be sent to www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com.

 

Ida G. Layne

          Ida G. LAYNE, 88, 949 Park St., died at 7:53 p.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

          Survivors include her daughter, Mary Young, Rochester.

          Services are at noon Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation from 10 a.m. noon Saturday in the funeral home.

 

Friday, January 7, 2011

 

Robert C. Craig

Feb. 25, 1949-Jan 3, 2011

          Robert C. CRAIG, 61, 801 W. Melbourne Ave., Logansport, passed away at 8 p.m. Monday at his residence.

          He was born Feb. 25, 1949, in Rochester, the son of William P. and Til (Livengood) Craig.

          Bob worked for Wilson Meat Packing Co. for over 25 years.  He graduated from Akron High School in 1968.   He was a lifelong motorcycle rider and loved playing cards.

          Survivors include his mother, Til Craig, Rochester; father William P. Craig, Akron; Sister Phyl Olinger, Rochester; brother Jeff and wife Jan Craig, Jackson, Calif.; one niece; two nephews; one great-niece; and one great-nephew.

          He was preceded in death by his twin brother, William O. Craig on Dec. 23, 1987.

          Private burial services will take place at the Akron Cemetery, Akron, with visitation from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

          Online condolences may be sent to www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com.

 

Ida G. Layne

April 19, 1922-Jan. 4, 2011

          Ida G. LAYNE, 88, 949 Park St., was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 7:53 p.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

          Born in Prestonsburg, Ky., on April 19, 1922, Ida was the daughter of Jake and Dollie (Howard) Marsillett.

          On Dec. 14, 1944, Ida and Fred I. Layne were married in Paintsville, Ky.  Their union of 55 years produced four children, Freddie, Mary, Jo Ann and Ray.  The family moved to and settled in Rochester in 1961.  Ida’s priority was caring for her family in the early years.  For a short time she worked at Chamberlin Products, Akron.  Later with her love for children she provided day care for infants and preschoolers.

          Each spring the family planted a beautiful vegetable garden.  In the late summer Ida led the harvest of the vegetables and fruits and canned for the family’s wintertime supply.  One of her specialty’s was rhubarb jam, making a large supply and sharing with special friends and family.  Ida enjoyed crafting.  Many times she would create refrigerator magnet animals using foam.

          As the matriarch of four generations, Ida looked forward to sharing her culinary skills with the preparation of the feast on Sundays, holidays or times of family celebrations.  With great pride she displayed a gallery of pictures in her home of her wonderful and loving family.

          Ida is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Mary Young, Rochester; an esteemed friend who was like a daughter Roxie Daily, Logansport; five grandsons, Adam Howard, Rochester, Michael Layne, Roann, Fred Layne and wife Carrie, Wabash, Mark Layne and wife Erin, Wabash, Shane Janeksela, Tenn.; 11 great-grandchildren, Victoria, Hannah, Freddie, Brady, Josh, Emma, Alissa, Tara, Madison, Britany, and Justin; and several nieces and nephews.

          She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Fred in June of 1999; daughter Jo Ann Layne in 2004; two sons, Ray Layne in 1971 and Freddie Layne in 1983; two great-grandchildren, Natalie Layne and Conner Layne; three sisters; and one brother.

          A celebration of the life of Ida Layne is at noon Saturday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.  Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the funeral home.  Interment is in the Citizens Cemetery, Rochester.

          Memorials may be made in her name to Hope Hospice of Fulton County.  Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.

 

Saturday, January 8, 2011

 

Emmett Meek

Dec. 14, 1917-Dec. 30, 2010

          The Rev. Emmett MEEK (93), Missoula, Mont., passed away Dec. 30.

          He was born Dec. 14, 1917, in Muncie, the son of Wesley Odus and Cecelia Grace (Freeman) Meek.  He grew up in Indiana and Ohio.  He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theater at Guadalcanal, and then attended college at God’s Bible School, Cincinnati, Ohio.

          On May 30, 1952, he married Wanda Reiber at his parents’ home in Rochester.  He became a minister and took his first church in Confluence, Ky.  He also pastored churches in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, Missouri and Illinois.  He retired to Rochester where he and his wife resided until November 2010, when they moved to Missoula to be near family.

          Emmett and Wanda enjoyed serving their various congregations through their music.   They sang gospel music in many churches and in camp meetings across the country, accompanied by Wanda on the accordion.  Emmett enjoyed preaching to his congregations and visiting in their homes during the week.   With his outgoing, friendly manner, he never met a stranger.  He loved God, his congregations and his family.  He is greatly missed by those he loved.

          Survivors include his wife, Wanda Meek; one son the Rev. Jon (Miriam), Missoula, Mont.; two daughters, Ruth (Arthur) Schaper, Defiance, Mo., and Mary (Don) Spiker, Wentzville, Mo.; one sister Ruth (Raymond) Enyart; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

          Preceding him in death were his parents, Wesley and Cecelia Meek; and two sisters, Helen Bright and Olga Cook.

          Services are at 11 a.m. Jan. 26 at Cross Wesleyan Church, Rochester.  Garden City Funeral Home, Missoula, is handling arrangements.

 

Robert L. Molden

May 24, 1943-Jan. 7, 2011

          Robert L. “Moldy” MOLDEN Jr., 67, O’Fallon, Ill., and formerly of Logansport, died at 1:50 a.m. Friday at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.

          He was born May 24, 1943, in Peru, the son of Robert L. Molden Sr. and Lula B. Smith.  Bob married Ruby A. Sanders on May 24, 1986 in Logansport.

          Bob was formerly employed at Wilson Foods and Lobdell, Emery, & Klopfenstein’s Construction Co.  He was a member of the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post No. 3790 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Vietnam war.  He was a decorated veteran with National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Expert Badge (rifle) and Vietnam Campaign Medal.   He served in the U.S Army from March of 1965 to June of 1969.  Bob enjoyed making his secret fried potatoes for family cookouts, spending time watching the Colts and playing golf.  He also enjoyed his golf cart rides with Ruby down Molden’s Highway to the lake house.

          Survivors include his wife, Ruby A. Molden, O’Fallon, Ill.; son Mark Robert Molden and fiancé Niki Leanne Kerr, Rochester; four daughters, Kristina Willis and husband Bruce, Peru, Anita Grimes Klopfenstein and husband Lynn, O’Fallon, Ill., Lora Grimes McWherter and husband David, Royal Center, and Lisa Grimes DeShields and Dennis Accokeek, Md.; mother Lula B. Molden, Logansport; two brothers, Philip Molden Logansport, Stephen Molden and wife Jody, Logansport; sister Debra Reeser and husband Mike, Walton; grandchildren, Kaliegh Reyes, Seth Reyes, Braxton Molden, Kylie Johnson, Ryan Klopfenstein, Chad Klopfenstein, Amanda Travelstead, Jessica Klopfenstein, Sasha Lindeen, Rachel Lindeen, Ashley Klopfenstein, Mike Klopfenstein, Krystal Klopfenstein, Jack Klopfenstein, Kimberly Klopfenstein, Austin McWherter, Haley McWherter, Blake Eschberger, Kian McWherter, Stewart Spindlow and Jennifer Crocket; great-grandchildren, Grace and Brady Klopfenstein, Carson Travelstead, MaKaylah DeShields and Jacob Young; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog Tiffy.

          Services are at10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Gundrum Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Drye officiating.  Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Burial is at Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport with full military grave side rites.

          You may sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.

 

Kenneth F. Roland

April 9, 1951-Jan. 5, 2011

          Kenneth F. ROLAND, 59, Mexico, died at 4 p.m. Wednesday at his residence.

          He was born on April 9, 1951, the son of Joseph W. and Viola B. (Bollheimer) Roland.

          Kenneth was a Michigan County Sheriff for eight years and served the Indiana State Police for 28 years.  He was a member of the St. Charles Catholic Church, Peru Maennerchor, charter member of the Mexico Lion’s Club, Knights of Columbus, Blue Knight’s (Motorcycle club) and QB (flying club).

          Survivors include his two sons, Matthew J. (Anna) Roland, St. Louis, Mo., and Brian P. Roland, Whitefish, Mont.; three grandchildren, Alexander, Gavin and Kennedy; three brothers, Roland W. (Karen) Roland, McKinney, Texas, Daniel P. (Jan) Roland, Wabash, and Timothy J. Roland, McAllen, Texas; and sister Lois Ann (Al) Turner, Westminster, Md.

          He was preceded in death by his parents.

          Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Charles Catholic Church, 58 W. Fifth St., Peru, with the Rev. Francis I. Kilcline III officiating.  Visitation is from noon to 7 p.m. Monday at the Miami County Community Building, 1029 W. 200 North, Peru.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Wabash-Miami County Home Health and Hospice and/or your favorite charity.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru.

 

Gary L. Winn

July 15, 1945-Jan. 6, 2011

          Gary L. WINN, 65, of Winamac passed away at 11:08 p.m. Thursday at his residence.

          Born on July 15, 1945, in Logansport, he was the son of the late Dean and Helen Marie (Tatman) Winn.

          Gary was a retired well driller and farmer.  He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 2513 in Winamac and he was also a former member of the Royal Center Masonic Lodge No. 585 and the Winamac Eagles Lodge.  Gary also enjoyed collecting and restoring old cars.

          Survivors include his sons, Steven L. Winn and wife Betty, Winamac, Jason D. Winn and wife Marie, Star City, and Cory J. Winn and wife Brandi, Rochester; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

          He was also preceded in death by one son, Carter Winn; and sister Kay Patterson.

          Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes, Royal Center Chapel.  Services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Bell Center Cemetery.

          Memorial Contributions may be made to the Carter S. Winn Scholarship Fund in c/o the Winamac Moose Lodge No. 2513.  Online condolences and tributes may be sent to the Winn Family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

 

Monday, January 10, 2011

 

Jerry L. Bunn

          Jerry L. BUNN, 60, Branson, Mo., and longtime Rochester resident, died at 4 p.m. Saturday at his residence.

          Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton.

 

Martha A. Cook

Dec. 12, 1927-Jan. 7, 2011

          Martha Ann COOK, 83, Kewanna, passed away at 9 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.

          Born Dec. 12, 1927, in Kewanna, she was the daughter of the late Guy Ernest and Jessie Bell (Lisey) Urbin.  On March 13, 1946, she married Kenneth H. Cook and he preceded her in death on May 22, 2005.

          She was a 1945 Kewanna High School graduate.  Martha had been the head cook at Union Township schools, Clerk Treasurer for Kewanna, and formerly co-owned and operated Ken-Mar Suds Station and Ken-Mar Glass Shop.  She was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Kewanna Order of Eastern Star, Fulton County Republican Women’s Association, Fenton Glass Club of Ohio and she had also served on the Union Township Library Board.  Martha enjoyed camping and collecting antiques.

          Survivors include her children, Kent Cook and his wife Sheri, Kewanna, Kenan Kimble and her husband Jerry, Bowling Green, Ky., Katrina Carlisle and her husband John, Indianapolis, and Kip Cook and his wife Janece, Plymouth; 13 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

          She is preceded in death by her husband; brother, John Urbin; sister Clara Jane Kumler; grandson Bryce Carlisle; and great-grandson Isaiah Bitterling.

          Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Kewanna United Methodist Church with the Rev. Chris Tiedeman officiating.  Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel, and also one hour prior to the service at the church.  Burial will be at Citizens IOOF cemetery, Kewanna.

          Memorial Contributions may be made to Kewanna United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 398, Kewanna, IN 46939.  Online condolences and tributes may be sent to the Cook family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

 

Jerry L. Bunn

Oct. 2, 1950-Jan. 8, 2011

          Jerry L. BUNN, 60, Branson, Mo., and longtime Rochester resident, passed away at 4 p.m. Saturday at his residence in Branson, Mo.

          He was born on Oct. 2, 1950, in Rochester, the son of Robert Lee Bunn and Carolyn (Zartman) Bunn Young.  On Aug. 30, 1969, in Rochester, he married Gayle Lynn Hall and she survives.

          Mr. Bunn had been a longtime farmer, had worked at Exide Corp., Logansport, and had worked at the Fulton-Marshall Co-op, Rochester, where he had retired from in 2005.

          He was a member of the Fulton Baptist Temple, Fulton, and was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener.

          Survivors include his wife, Gayle L. Bunn, Branson, Mo.; three daughters, Michele and husband Stephen Gribble, Kokomo, Rebecca Baldwin, Warsaw, Laura Parsons, Branson, Mo.; grandchildren, Alex Boldry, Kokomo, Madison Boldry, Kokomo, Harper Gribble, Kokomo, Emilee Parsons, Branson, Mo., Hannah Baldwin, Warsaw, Evan Baldwin, Warsaw, Naomi Baldwin, Warsaw, Tessa Baldwin, Warsaw; two brothers, Danny Bunn, Rochester, and Alan Young, California.

          He was preceded in death by his parents, and grandson Colton Baldwin.

          Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.  Friends may call from noon until the funeral Thursday at the funeral home.  Burial is in the Fulton Cemetery, Fulton.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Jerry Bunn Memorial Fund.  Online condolences may be sent to zimmermanbros@rtcol.com

 

Charles R. Floyd

          Charles Raymond FLOYD, 77, 2009 S. 1275 East, Akron, died at 6:06 p.m. Sunday at Rivercrest Specialty Hospital, Mishawaka.

          Survivors include his wife, Martha Ann Floyd, Akron; two sons, Raymond Floyd, Akron, and Dan Floyd; and three daughters, Kathy, North Manchester, Lori Runyon, Akron, and Rhonda Smith, Edwardsburg, Mich.

          Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Gaerte Cemetery, Macy.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

 

Francis R. Davis

          Francis “Butch” R. DAVIS, 68, 202 E. Walnut St., Akron, died at 11:07 a.m. Friday at his residence.

          Survivors include his wife, Wanda L. Davis, Akron; four children, Raymond, Rick, Rhonda and Ron, all of Warsaw; and brother Bill, Jeffersonville.

          There is no visitation or services.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Earl-Love Funeral Home, Akron.

 


Thursday, January 13, 2011

 

E. Dean Arven

Feb. 27, 1917-Jan. 12, 2011

          E. Dean ARVEN, 93, Logansport, died at 5:32 a.m. Wednesday at Howard Regional Health System, Kokomo.

          He was born Feb. 27, 1917, in Fulton County, the son of Orval Arven and Lenora Fry.  On Sept. 4, 1941, he married Dixie L. Harvey in Rochester.  She preceded him on March 15, 2000.  On June 30, 2001, he married Nornetta McKenzie Rouch in West Etna.  She survives.

          Dean retired from Excide in 1982 and was also the Veterans Service Officer for 12 years.  He was a former member of the Rochester First United Methodist Church, a World War II Navy Veteran and a 1935 graduate of Fulton High School.

          Survivors include his wife, Nornetta Arven, Logansport; stepson Robert A. Rouch, Logansport; stepdaughter Rhonetta L. Alcorn and husband Randy, Logansport; eight stepgrandchildren; and 13 stepgreatgrandchildren.

          He was preceded in death by his brother Claude Arven.

          Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Gundrum Funeral Home with the Rev. Bruce Russell officiating.  Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery, Rochester.

          Memorials may be made to the Fulton Baptist Temple.  You may sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.

 

Esther Books

          Esther BOOKS, 95, 121 W. Third St., died Wednesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

          Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

         


Glen D. McVay

          Glen Dale McVAY, 57, Rochester, died at 12:50 a.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

          Survivors include his wife, Rose McVay, Rochester; three sons, Keith McVay, Mentone, Kevin McVay, Talma, and Christopher McVay, Rochester; sister Patty Markham, Ottumwa, Iowa; and brother Jack Markham, Evansville.

          No services are planned.  Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.  Arrangements have been entrusted to McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.

 

Friday, January 14, 2011

 

Esther F. Books

          Esther F. BOOKS, 95, 121 W. Third St., died at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

          Survivors include her brother, Ralph Pickens, Lucerne.

          Services are at 10 a.m. Monday in Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

 

Harry Sundine

          Harry SUNDINE, 83, Brownsburg, and formerly of Rochester, died Thursday at Yellow Rose Hospice, Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

          Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Saturday, January 15, 2011

 

Esther F Books

Dec. 26, 1915-Jan. 12, 2011

          Esther Fae BOOKS, 95, 121 W. Third St., passed away at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

          She was born on Dec. 26, 1915, in Kewanna to Frank E. and Blanche M. (Morris) Pickens.

          On Sept. 15, 1935, Esther repeated her wedding vows and became the wife of Everett F. “Franklin” Books in Rochester.  Their union spanned 30 years and produced a beautiful daughter Sue.  Over the years Esther, the proud matriarch of her family, oversaw the addition of three generations.

          Esther retired from Torx Products in 1977 after over 30 years of dedicated service to the company.  Retirement allowed her to focus on her family she so dearly loved.   She is remembered for preparing special dishes especially her delicious, home made chicken and noodles.  She always looked forward to visits from her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and Kim’s Yorkshire Terrier, Logan.

          As a devoted member of the First Presbyterian Church Esther was active in the ladies groups and Sunday school in her earlier years.  An avid card player, Esther enjoyed spirited games of spite and malice.  Day trips, dining out and enjoying many exciting adventures with her girlfriends were among her top priorities and some of her best memories in life.  Esther Fae leaves behind her church family, Torx friends, a few card playing buddies, her loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren to carry on the family legacy and cherish the many good times and memories they all shared.

          Esther is lovingly remembered by her granddaughter, Kim (Wesner) Holladay and husband Gary Sr., Athens, Ala.; two grandsons, Bill Wesner, Sullivan, and Jon Wesner, Houston, Texas; two great-grandsons, Andrew Holladay and Gary Holladay, Jr.; brother Ralph Pickens and wife Ondah, Lucerne; son-in-law Darrell Wesner and wife Nancy, Sullivan; and several nieces and nephews.

          She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Everett on May 20, 1966; daughter Sue Wesner; July 9, 1996; three sisters, Helen Smith, Mabel Burrous, and Edna Annis; six brothers, Herman, Raymond, Frank Jr., Robert, Clyde, and Clifford Pickens; and her stepmother Hazel Pickens.

          A celebration of the life of Esther Books is at 11 a.m. Monday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Paul Nye officiating.  Friends may visit with the family from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.  She will be laid to eternally rest next to her beloved husband Everett in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.

          Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County.  Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.

 

Lester D. Carvey

March 24, 1921-Jan. 13, 2011

          Lester Dee CARVEY, 89, Macy, passed away Thursday in the home where he was born. 

          Born March 24, 1921, near Macy, he was the son of Lester S. and Madge A. Calloway Carvey.  On Jan. 29, 1950, at the Fulton Baptist Temple, he was married to Donna Richter, and she survives.

          Dee was a lifetime member of the Macy Christian Church and a member of the Macy Masonic Lodge and the Order of the Eastern Star.  He was a proud U.S. Navy veteran and served his country during World War II.

          After graduating from Macy High School, Dee attended and graduated from the Indiana College of Mortuary Science graduating in 1942 and went on to work for Shirley Brothers Mortuary in Indianapolis.  After the death of his father, Dee returned to Miami County to manage and farm the family’s land.  He returned to college, graduating from Manchester College with a Bachelor’s degree in education.  He then obtained his Master’s degree from St. Francis College in Fort Wayne.  He taught for over forty years at schools in Burton, Plymouth, Peru, and finally in Rochester where he retired from Columbia Elementary School in 1985.  Dee returned to funeral service in 1992, working at McClain Funeral Home in Denver.

          In addition to his wife, Dee leaves behind one daughter, Kaye Hermann and husband Brad, Macy; one daughter-in-law, Gloria M. Carvey, Rochester; three granddaughters, Tanya K. McKee and husband Sean, Rochester, and their children, Kelsey, Kensey, and Karsyn, Lisa A. Reffett and husband Shane and their son, Jack Carvey Reffett, and Stacey A. Carvey-Schoenhals and husband Lukas, all of Rochester; sister Aretha P. Peterson, Omaha, Neb.; brother-in-law Harry Richter and wife Dorothy, Rochester; and sister-in-law, Helen Brutcher and husband Frank, Logansport.

          In addition to his parents, one son Lester Bruce Carvey preceded him in death.

          Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Monday at the Macy Christian Church with the Rev. David Welsh officiating.  Burial will follow in Plainview Cemetery, Macy with honors provided by the Miami County Military Rites Team.   Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at McClain Funeral Home where a Masonic service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice or Macy Christian Church.  Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclainfh.com.

 

Mary E. Lukens

Oct. 6, 1915-Jan. 14, 2011

          Mary Elizabeth LUKENS, 95, 2243 N. 800 East, Akron, died at 8:30 a.m. Friday at her residence.

          She was born on Oct. 6, 1915, in Laketon, the daughter of Daniel F. Reahard and Mary Frances Flora.   On Nov. 21, 1940, she married Roland D. Lukens in North Manchester.  He preceded her on Feb. 13, 1968.

          Mary retired from 42 years of teaching at several different elementary schools which included Avilla, Riddle, Gilead, Warsaw, Akron, Beaver Dam, Talma and Hammond, and Indiana’s Columbia Elementary where she retired from in 1982.  She also owned and operated a store called The Doll House.

          Mary got her Bachelor’s degree from Manchester College and then her Master’s degree from Indiana University.  She was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church, and she attended Olive Bethel Church of God.  She was a member of the Indiana State Teachers Association and a life member of the National Teachers Association.  She was also a member of Pi Lambda Theta.  She was a volunteer at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Ill., she was a past president of the Friends of the Akron Public Library, a 10 year member of 4-H, and was also in junior leaders and was a 4-H club leader.  She had been a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Stars in which she was a past worthy matron.

          Survivors include her daughter, Linda Petersen, Indianapolis; son Lincoln and wife Cathie Lukens, Rochester; five grandchildren, Christopher Delriego, Jennifer Lukens, Victoria Elia, Micah Lukens, and Gus Lukens; and great-granddaughter Becky Minnick.

          She was preceded in death by her sister, Ellen Reahard; and three brothers, Everett, Gene, and Daniel Reahard.

          Services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Don Funk officiating.  Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Akron Public Library for the purchase of children’s books.  Online condolences may be sent to www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com.

 

Alijah T. Light

          Alijah Trent LIGHT, 49 days, died at 9:15 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

          Arrangements are pending at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Harry R. Sundine

July 16, 1927-Jan. 13, 2011

          Harry R. SUNDINE, 83, Brownsburg, and formerly of Rochester, died peacefully Thursday at Yellow Rose Hospice, Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

          Born on July 16, 1927, in Rockford, Ill., Harry was the youngest son and child of the late Thor A. and Esther (Welin) Sundine.  Harry graduated from East High School, and was an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Rockford.

          Answering the call of patriotism, Harry served in the U.S. Navy attached to the first special USNCB in the South Pacific and occupation of Japan.  After an honorable discharge in 1946, he began his lifetime occupation in the fastener industry at Rockford Screw Products, Mid-State Screw Corp., Rockford, Ill., and later was General Manager of National Lock Co., Greenville, Ky.

          Harry married his high school sweetheart, Jean C. Calacurcio on March 18, 1947, in Bluffton.  She was the love of his life for over 64 years.  Together with their children Steve, Becky, and Cal.  They relocated to Rochester in the summer of 1968.

          Harry was employed at Torx Division of Camcar in Rochester for over 21 years, retiring as Manufacturing Manager in 1990.  Harry and Jean spent the winter months living in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., where he enjoyed his favorite sport playing golf.  In his younger years he was active in fast pitch softball and was a loyal St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan throughout his life.  He was a Kentucky Colonel, Rochester member of the American Legion, Elks, and the charter Rochester Toastmasters Club.  He resided in Rochester for over 40 years before moving to Brownsburg in 2009.

          Harry is lovingly remembered by his wife Jean, Brownsburg; sons Steve (Mary) Sundine, Rochester, and Cal (Teri) Sundine, Richmond; daughter Becky Sundine, Brownsburg; grandchildren Christina (Mikel) Geis, Robert Weller (Cassie); several great-grandchildren; special sister-in-laws Marie (Raymon) Giles, Akron; Louise Green, Fort Wayne; five nieces and nine nephews; and special friends Jim and Verna Clark, Rockford, Ill.

          In addition to his parents, preceding him in death were his brothers Doyle Sundine, and Lavere Sundine; and sister Virginia Swenson.

          A celebration of the life of Harry Sundine will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.  Chaplain Jason See is officiating.  Friends may visit with his family from noon until 2 p.m.  Burial is at the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.   Full military rites will be accorded by the Manitou Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post.

          Memorial may be made to the American Heart Association.  Condolences and shared memories may be sent to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com

 

Evelyn L. Vanata

          Evelyn Louise (Siders) VANATA, 84, Deltona, Fla., died Tuesday at her residence.

          Survivors include her three daughters, Linda Blythe, Kokomo, Nancy Haley, Deltona Fla., and Michele Turner, Patagonia, Ariz.; three sons, Alan Vanata, Phoenix Ariz., Steve Henry, Tucson, Ariz., and Thomas Vanata, Tuscon, Ariz.; sisters, Freda McGrew, Rochester, and Wanda Siders, Patagonia, Ariz.; and brothers Lyle Siders, Kewanna, and Orren Siders, Eatonton, Ga.

          Services were held in Florida and Arizona.

 

Monday, January 17, 2011

 

No Paper – Holiday

 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

 

Arlene M. Grandbois

          Arlene M. GRANDBOIS, 91, Highland, passed away Saturday.

          She is survived by her daughters, Susan (Dave) Fisher, Bobbi Dancho, Catherine Garretson, Marian (Grant) Showacre, Mary Ellis (George Semple); sons Joel, David (Diane), and Mark (Janice) Grandbois; 28 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

          Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; and daughter Janice Wright.

          Funeral services are at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Solan-Pruzin Funeral Home, 14 Kennedy Ave., Schererville, with 10 a.m. mass at St. James Church, 9640 Kennedy Ave., Highland, with the Rev. Keith Virus officiating.  Burial is at Chapel Lawn Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Alijah T. Light

          Alijah Trent LIGHT, 49 days, died at 9:15 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

          Survivors include his brother, Akeem Light Jr.

          Services are at 1 p.m. today at Plymouth Wesleyan Church, Plymouth.

 

Mary E. Lukens

Oct. 6, 1915-Jan. 14, 2011

          Mary Elizabeth LUKENS, 95, 2243 N. 800 East, Akron, died at 8:30 a.m. Friday at her residence.

          She was born on Oct. 6, 1915, in Laketon, the daughter of Daniel F. Reahard and Mary Frances Flora.  On Nov. 21, 1940, she married Roland D. Lukens in North Manchester.  He preceded her on Feb. 13, 1968.

          Mary retired from 42 years of teaching at several different elementary schools which included Avilla, Riddle, Gilead, Warsaw, Akron, Beaver Dam, Talma and Hammond, Indiana’s Columbia Elementary where she retired from in 1982.  She also owned and operated a store called The Doll House.

          Mary got her Bachelor’s degree from Manchester College and then her Master’s degree from Indiana University.  She was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church, and she attended Olive Bethel Church of God.  She was a member of the Indiana State Teachers Association and a life member of the National Teachers Association.  She was also a member of Pi Lambda Theta.  She was a volunteer at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Ill., she was a past president of the Friends of the Akron Public Library, a 10 year member of 4-H, and was also in junior leaders and was a 4-H club leader.  She had been a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Stars in which she was a past worthy matron.

          Survivors include her daughter, Linda Petersen, Indianapolis; son Lincoln and wife Cathie Lukens, Rochester; five grandchildren, Christopher Delriego, Jennifer Lukens, Victoria Elia, Micah Lukens, and Gus Lukens; and great-granddaughter Becky Minnick.

          She was preceded in death by her sister, Ellen Reahard and three brothers, Everett, Gene, and Daniel Reahard.

          Services are at 10:30 a.m. today at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Don Funk officiating.  Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Burial is at Akron Cemetery, Akron.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Akron Public Library for the purchase of children’s books.  Online condolences may be sent to www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com.

 

Donald E. Mattocks

          Donald E. MATTOCKS, 54, 300 E. Fourth St., died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

          Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Henry A. Mongosa

          Henry Allen MONGOSA, 67, Macy, died Saturday at his family farm.

          Surviving are his wife; four children, Lonny L. Mongosa, Boris J. Mongosa, Tim A. Mongosa, and Sis L. Miller, all of Macy; two brothers, Delmar Mongosa, and T. Joe Mongosa, both of Macy; and four sisters, Eclista Birner, Peru, Doris Harshman, Kokomo, Carolyn Knauff, Denver, and Helen Alexander, Denver.

          Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.   Funeral services will be private.

 

Karen M. Wood

          Karen M. WOOD, 62, Griffith, died at 8:24 p.m. at the Riley residence in Munster.

          Survivors include her brother, Jim Sechner, Winston-Salem, N.C.; and sister, Linda Ready, Martinsville.

          Services were Sunday.  Arrangements were entrusted to Odom Funeral Home, Culver.

 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

 

Alijah T. Light

          Alijah Trent LIGHT, 49 days, died at 9:15 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

          Survivors include his parents, Erica Martin and Akeem Light; and brother Akeem Light Jr.

          Services were Tuesday.  Arrangements were entrusted to Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Donald E. Mattocks

          Donald E. MATTOCKS, 59, 300 E. Fourth St., died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

          Donald is survived by three daughters, Denise E. Mattocks, Rochester, Amanda K. Mattocks, California, and Vicki Johnson, Reno, Nev.; son Mike Weathers, Logansport; mother Shirley Mattocks, Francesville; four sisters, Dolly, Tootsie, Joyce, and Kay; and brother Steve Mattocks, Bad Axe, Mich.

          Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation from noon to 2 p.m. Friday.

 

William D. Pottenger

April 5, 1925-Jan. 18, 2011

          William Dale “Hooker” POTTENGER, 85, Macy, died at 5:03 a.m. Tuesday at Chase Center, Logansport.

          He was born on April 5, 1925, in Miami County, the son of Charles Pottenger and Marie Clingenepeel.

          William was retired from Exide Battery Corp.  He was a member of the Perrysburg Baptist Church, a World War II Army veteran, and a member of the Rochester American Legion, Kewanna Veterans of Foreign Wars and Peru Moose Lodge.

          Survivors include his daughter, Glenna Youngblood and husband Ron, Peru; son Dan Pottenger and wife Elaine, Logansport; two sisters, Margaret Blackburn, Logansport, and Ethel Hyjeck, Connecticut; two brothers, Marvin Pottenger and wife Barb, Denver, and Paul Edward Pottenger and wife Mary, Rochester; grandson Aaron Youngblood and wife Debi, Marseilles, Ill.; and great-grandchildren, Max and Madison Youngblood, Marseilles, Ill.

          He was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy Orpurt.

          As per Hook’s request services are private and there is no visitation.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport.

 

Hazel F. Sullivan

Nov. 15, 1922-Jan. 17, 2011

          Hazel F. SULLIVAN, 88, 340 E. 18th St., and formerly of Argos, died at 8:40 p.m. Monday at Hickory Creek Nursing Home, Rochester.

          She was born Nov. 15, 1922, in rural Walnut Township, Marshall County, the daughter of Charles W. and Helen (Kepler) Hullinger.  On Feb. 14, 1954, at St. Johns Lutheran Church, Rochester, she married Gerald C. Sullivan.  He preceded her on Oct. 18, 1990.

          Hazel was a farmers wife and homemaker.  She was a member of the Walnut Roulettes and a charter member of the Hi Neighbor Club and served as president of the club several times.  She was a graduate of Argos High School with the Class of 1940.

          Survivors include her son, Hal Michael Sullivan and wife Jeanne, Argos; two grandchildren, Charles W. Sullivan and Jennifer M. Sullivan, both of Argos; and numerous friends.

          She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

          Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos, with the Rev. Robert Rice of Walnut Church of the Brethren, Argos Officiating.  Visitation from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Burial is at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Walnut Church of the Brethren, Argos Bible Church and/or Hope Hospice.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at memorials@earl-grossmanfuneral.com.

 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

 

Lance DeBouse

          Lance DeBOUSE, 55, 1725 Bancroft Ave., died at 12:58 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

          Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home Rochester.

 

Eugene Foley

Sept. 10, 1917-Jan. 19, 2011

          Eugene FOLEY, 93, 417 W. Ninth St., passed away at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

          He was born on Sept. 10, 1917, in Carroll County, the son of Walter O. and Nellie (Ferguson) Foley.  He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II.  On Sept. 9, 1942, in Rochester, he married Mary Jane DePoy and she survives.

          Mr. Foley, along with his wife, was co-owner of Foley’s Jewelers in Rochester.  A bench jeweler, he and his wife operated the jewelry store for over 49 ½ years, retiring in August of 2006.

          Mr. Foley had been a member of the Fulton Masonic Lodge, Fulton, where he was a 32nd degree Mason, Northern Indiana Watchmakers’ Guild, where he had served as president, Trinity United Methodist Church, the Isaac Walton Trap Shooting League and other gun clubs, and was a member of the National Rifle Association.  Mr. Foley had also served on the Rochester City Council, and one year had been a grand marshal, along with his wife, at the downtown Rochester Christmas Parade.  He enjoyed trap shooting and photography.

          Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Foley, Rochester; daughter Diana Jane Welker, Warsaw; two grandchildren, Joseph and wife Kelle Welker, Plymouth, David and wife Kari Welker, Middlebury; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister Clara Lou Childress, Warsaw; brother Dale Foley, Peru; and several nieces and nephews.

          He was preceded in death by his brother, Gale Foley; sister Thelma Yoder; and son-in-law David Welker.

          Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Charles G. Azbell officiating.  Friends may call from 4 p.m. 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to service at the funeral home.  Burial is in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County or the Trinity United Methodist Church.  Online condolences may be sent to zimmermanbros@rtcol.com .

 

Doyal E. Hunt

April 18, 1931-Jan. 18, 2011

          Doyal E. HUNT, 79, Peru, died at 7:26 a.m. Tuesday at Dukes Memorial Hospital.

          He was born on April 18, 1931, in Howard County, the son of Sherman and Carrie (Snyder) Hunt.  On Aug. 11, 1957, Doyal married Connie Shoemaker.

          Doyal co-owned Miami Trucking Co.  He served as Fire Department Chief of the Peru Fire Department retiring after 32 years.

          Doyal served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Peru Maennerchor and the Fraternal Order of Police.  He enjoyed playing golf, being outdoors and spending time with his family.

          Survivors include his son, Jay (Lynn) Hunt, Peru; daughter Julie (Michael) Sisson, Peru; six grandchildren, Brooke and Adam Sheets, Carrie and Curtis Babbs, Carley Sisson, and Drew Hunt; three great-grandchildren, Ryne and Dawsen Babbs, and Aiden Sheets; brother Raymond “R.D.” (Dorothy) Hunt, Issaquah, Wash.; three sisters, Nancy Ridenour, Wabash, Joyce (Galen) Smith, Rochester, and Doris Smith, Macy; and several nieces and nephews.

          He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Mable O’Donnell, Mary Fred, and Frances Creason; three brothers, Kenneth and Paul Hunt, and infant Charles Edward Hunt; and one niece and two nephews.

          Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. Third St., Peru, with pastors Tim Powers and Phillip Cruea officiating.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.   Burial is at Westlawn Cemetery, Denver, with military committal at the cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Peru Fire Department Scholarship fund and/or Miami County Military Rites Unit.

 

James E. Kuykendoll

          James E. KUYKENDOLL, 65, Rochester, died Tuesday at his home.

          Arrangements are pending at Odom Funeral Home, Culver.

 

Donald E. Mattocks

Oct. 16, 1951-Jan. 16, 2011

          Donald E. MATTOCKS, 59, 300 E. Fourth St., passed away at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

          He was born in LaPorte on Oct. 16, 1951, the son of Earl and Shirley Brannan Mattocks.

          Following Donald’s graduation from Kankakee Valley High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving stateside near Monterrey Bay, Calif., as a chef.  During his tour of duty in California he developed a love and appreciation for the coast and settled there for a number of years.  A gemologist, Donald’s favorite destinations were visits into the scenic Mojave desert, admiring the natural beauty and collecting a variety of rocks.  Quartz, tourmaline and opal were among his favorites.

          As a rock hound he loved gold mining in Arizona.  As an adventurer, Donald was passionate about hitting the dunes and four-wheeling, catching the breeze and enjoying the sunshine.  Kicking back and relaxing at night under the star-lit skies he enjoyed the aesthetics of the millions of stars on our canopy above, the heavens.  With great appreciation of music, Donald enjoyed the music of the 1960s and 1970s especially the Beatles and Eagles.

          Donald is lovingly remembered by three daughters, Denise E. Mattocks and companion Billy Smith, Rochester, Amanda K. Mattocks, Calif., and Vicki Johnson, Reno, Nev.; son Mike Weathers, Logansport; mother Shirley Mattocks, Francesville; lifetime friend Joanne Mattocks, Rochester four sisters, Dolly, Tootsie, Joyce, and Kay; brother Steve Mattocks, Bad Axe, Mich.; 13 grandchildren, Bryce, Siera, Nicolle, Alysa, Joey, Chris, Jordon, Brennon, Jake, Aiden, Kirsta, Carissa, and Saryna; nieces and nephews Heather, Angie, and Steve Mattocks Jr.; and nine great-nieces and nephews.

          He was preceded in death by his father in 1995; and brother Tony Mattocks.

          A celebration of the life of Donald Mattocks is at 2 p.m. Friday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Jason See officiating.  Friends may visit with the family from noon to 2 p.m.   Military rites will be accorded by the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post No. 36 and the Manitou Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 1343, both of Rochester.

          Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.

 

Friday, January 21, 2011

 

Edgar J. Langley

March 30, 1927-Jan. 4, 2011

          Edgar “Ed” J. LANGLEY, 83, 2639 North County Road 975 West, Shirley, died at 5 a.m. Jan. 4 at Meadowbrooke Rehabilitation Center, Anderson.

          He was born on March 30, 1927, in Benald, Ill., the son of Edgar L. Langley and Virgil Loges.  On Oct. 17, 1953, he married Edith M. Langley in Kokomo and she survives.

          Ed was a tree trimmer for Asplundh Tree Experts, Muncie.  He was a member of the Cadiz Friends Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Eagles Lodge, both of Rochester, Police Reserves and Snowmobile Club where he served as president.  Ed enjoyed fishing, his black poodle Angel, and his white poodles Chip, Baby and Tinkerbell.

          Survivors include his wife, Edith Mae Langley, four sons, David Langley, Pendleton, Darrell Langley, Chesterfield, Randy (Sue) Langley, Anderson, and Todd Langley and companion Nita Barnard, Anderson; two daughters, Jacquelyn (Chris) Smith, Shirley, and Susan (Jeff) Davenport, Markleville; half brother William Loges; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

          He was preceded in death by his father Edgar L. Langley; mother Virgil and William Loges; son Kevin Langley; and grandson Jonathan Langley.

          Services were in Anderson.

 

Lance M. DeBouse

          Lance Michael DeBOUSE, 55 1725 Bancroft Ave., died at 12:58 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

          Survivors include his son, Lance M. DeBouse Jr., Terre Haute; sister Joy; and two brothers, Jay and Paul.

          No services or visitation will be observed.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

James. E. Kuykendoll

          James E. KUYKENDOLL Jr., 65, Rochester, died at 3:45 a.m. Tuesday at his residence.

          Survivors include his wife, Patricia Kuykendoll, Rochester; two sons, Jason Kuykendoll, South Bend, and Eugene Kuykendoll, Delong; three daughters, Darlina Clinger, Kings Lake, Lei Lani Ryman, South Bend, and Jammie Kuykendoll, Delong; brother Gary E. Kuykendoll, San Diego, Calif.; and sister Patricia Kroger, Hawaii.

          Services are at 3 p.m. Saturday at Odom Funeral Home, Culver, with visitation from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

 

Saturday, January 22, 2011

 

Bernard P. Weiland

          Bernard Paul “Bernie” WEILAND, 84, 3337 W. 450 North, died at 7:45 a.m. Friday at Hickory Creek at Rochester.

          He is survived by two daughters, Michaelene Jordan, Vicksburg, Mich., and Denise DeMarco, Monee, Ill.; and brother Richard Weiland, Plymouth.

          Services are at 4 p.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation from noon to 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

 

Monday, January 24, 2011

 

Randal A. Cress

          Randal Alan “Randy” CRESS, 52, Twelve Mile, died Saturday at his residence.

          Survivors include his mother, Janice; and two brothers, Bruce E. Cress and Kent R. Cress, both of Twelve Mile.

          Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with visitation from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

Mark E. Middleton

March 23, 1953-Jan. 21, 2011

          Mark Edward MIDDLETON, 57, 1725 Colonial Drive, Condo No.3, arrived in heaven on Friday night.  He was greeted there by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim and Grace Carr; his brother-in-law, Marvin Thompson; his wife’s older sister Connie Carr who died as an infant; and his grandparents and aunts and uncles on both the Middleton and Reames side of his family.  Of course, there were many other believers who had arrived earlier in heaven who joined the welcoming party – too many to name here.

          Mark was born to this Earth on March 23, 1953, in East St. Louis, Ill., as the oldest son to Gene and Loretta Middleton who now reside in Lakeland, Fla.  He spent his growing up years in Fort Thomas, Ky., and then back in Illinois, where he graduated from high school as a Belleville West Maroon.  Mark went on to play football and baseball at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo., where he enjoyed the company of his Sigma Nu brothers – many times to the distress of the campus security and administration.  Having been a catcher since childhood, baseball was Mark’s first love as an athlete.  With his high school years spent in the St. Louis area, he became, and was until the end, a die-hard Cardinals fan.

          After college, Mark worked for United Airlines for several years, moving around the Midwest, until in 1982, he and two friends started a computing company in Granger.  In October of that year, he made a sales call to the accounting firm in Rochester that was owned by the former Patty Carr.  Mark and Patty, always affectionately referred to by Mark as “Babe,” like to say they met through computer dating – Mark was selling and Patty was buying.  On June 18, 1983, Mark and Patty were married, and they brought together Patty’s two young daughters, Kristen, 6, and Andrea, months old at the time, and Mark’s two young sons, Nick, 4, and Luke, 2-years-old at the time.  And that’s the way they all became the Middleton bunch.

          Mark adored his children and grandchildren.  He and Patty traveled far and wide while their kids were growing up to watch their sporting events, and other school programs.  Mark was always the loudest cheerleader in the stands, if he was not helping out as a coach.  Kristen married Andy Dalton in 1998.  They are the parents of Madelyn and Abby, 11 and 8, in Carmel.   The traveling continued with dance and piano recitals, swim meets and soccer matches for the girls, whether they lived in Madison, Wis., or back in Indiana.  Mark loved nothing more than when Maddie and Abby came to visit at the lake.  Their stays included boating, fishing, tubing, swimming, corn hole, sparklers and late night outdoor movies shown on the lake side of the condos.  These outings typically included a gaggle of other kids from the condos who were here for the summer months.

          Nick married Michelle Cederholm in 2004.  They are the parents of Blake and Paige, 2 ½ and 11 months, and have recently moved to Camas, Wash., from Anchorage, Alaska.  Although there were only a few visits with these younger grandkids, Mark’s love for them was deep.  His eyes always lit up, when Michelle sent new photos.  Luke is living in San Diego and Andrea is moving there soon from her current residence in New York City, as she has recently become engaged to Luke Stocking, who also lives in San Diego.  Mark will have a strong spiritual presence at the weddings of each of his younger children, and the family will surely keep his memory alive for all future grandchildren.

          In addition to his own kids and grandkids, Mark always enjoyed the company of his Mom and Dad, Gene and Loretta, as well as his sister Linda and her husband (and Mark’s best friend) Kevin Connor.  They all live in Florida along with Kevin and Linda’s four kids and grandkids, so there were many trips down there every year.  Mark’s two younger brothers Matt and Rick, their wives Jenny and Stephanie along with a niece and lots of nephews live in the greater Detroit area.  Mark loved to play golf with these guys and had just played three days of 36 holes a day in early August.  Mark showed no less love to Patty’s folks, Jim and Grace Carr when they were alive, and her siblings, always looking forward to big family get-togethers.  Mark’s first wife, Rachel Thompson, lives in South Bend, where she will continue to be a wonderful mother and grandmother.

          Mark was a kid magnet.  At gatherings where there were children, you would typically find him hanging out more with them than the other adults present.  When Patty met kids in town by herself, they always asked the question, “Where or how is Mark?”  He and Patty started helping out with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes huddle at Rochester High School in the late ‘90’s, because they both loved kids, and felt this organization to be a fun way to introduce high schoolers to Jesus.  Many meaningful, life-long relationships developed from this labor of love.

          Mark was the head of the Fulton County Republican party for eight years in the ‘90’s and relished lively political discussions.  He was a member of the Kiwanis Club several years ago as well as a founding member of the local Toastmasters group.  Mark was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church where he opened the service with announcements and prayer for many years and sang in the choir for the past few years.  Mark had fun doing all of these things, his motto being “If it can’t be fun, it’s not worth doing.”  In most cases, he simply made the work fun.

          Mark and Patty built successful Amway and Univera businesses, getting started in Relationship Marketing in the late ‘80’s.  Mark was a great teacher and team member, traveling many, many miles to lend a hand to other team members.  Everywhere he went, he left a lasting impression with his contagious laugh and fun-loving attitude.  In the past couple of years, Mark also oversaw the independent sales reps for Rochester Rotational Molding, Inc. in Rochester, owned by the Wade family.  Mark loved making sales calls, whether over the phone or in person.  He left a trail of friends all across the country.

          Those family members who preceded him in death are listed above as well as all of his surviving family members.  For those who would like to leave a message to celebrate Mark’s life, please go to the web-site, www.caringbridge.org/visit/markmiddleton that his youngest daughter, Andrea, set up for him on Nov. 22, the weekend after he was diagnosed with state IV pancreatic cancer.  As you will read on the site, Mark’s greatest desire through his battle with cancer was that God would be glorified, regardless of the outcome.  Mark put his faith in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, and you can be sure that the fun factor in heaven was dialed up a notch the night of Jan. 21, 2011.

          Visitation with the family will take place on Friday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 201 W. Seventh St., Rochester.  There will be a Celebration of Life Service at Grace Church on Saturday starting at 1 p.m., followed by additional visitation for those who cannot make it on Friday.  A private burial will take place at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester.  Arrangements are being handled by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice, 1476 W. 18th St., Rochester, IN 46975 or to Grace United Methodist Church, 201 W. Seventh St., Rochester, IN 46975.

 

Bernard P. Weiland

Oct. 16, 1926-Jan. 21, 2011

          Bernard Paul “Bernie” WEILAND, 84, 3337 W. 450 North, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Friday at Hickory Creek at Rochester.

          He was born in Chicago on Oct. 16, 1926, to Edwin and Marie (O’Neill) Weiland.  On Sept. 23, 1963, Bernie and Madeline “Madge” Brinkman were married in Chicago.  Their union of 34 ½ years produced two daughters, Michaelene and Denise.  Later four grandchildren were added to the family tree. 

          Following his high school years, Bernie answered a call of patriotism to serve our country.  He enlisted to serve with the U.S. Navy during World War II.  He was honorably discharged at the Great Lakes Naval Station in Chicago as a fireman 2nd class.  During his stint he was awarded the American Area Campaign Medal and the Victory Medal.

          Bernie was a devoted member of the Chicago Police Department, serving and protecting the citizens of Chicago for 32 years.  In 1967 he was decorated as a Blue Star Recipient for being wounded in the line of duty.  Following his retirement in 1995 he and Madge moved to Rochester on Memorial Day weekend making our quaint little town home.  Bernie was a member of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, Illinois Police Association, IOOF and Eagles Lodges, LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post No. 36 and Manitou Post Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No 1343, all of Rochester.  Bernie was a loyal member of the military rites team proudly playing taps for those veterans who went before him, always following the three volleys.

          Bernie was intrigued with trains, he collected a variety of models and scales of locomotives.  He was in the process of building the Oregon Pass on a 16 foot by 12 foot layout complete with landscape.  Each year Bernie planted flowers and manicured his perennial gardens around his home.   Always looking to brighten someone’s day Bernie would bring some fresh cuts to share with friends at the bank or during other stops in town.  To relax Bernie listened to classical jazz from the 1950s and 1960s.  With great pride he was a licensed private pilot.  Always giving back, Bernie volunteered at the United Ministries Food Pantry.

          Bernie is lovingly remembered by two daughters, Michaelene Jordan and husband Brian and their daughter Deanna, Vicksburg, Mich., and Denise DeMarco and husband Louis and their children, Brittney, Brianna, Francesca, Monee, Ill.; and brother Richard Weiland, Plymouth.

          He was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife Madge on Jan. 31, 1998; three sisters, Rose, Loretta, and Teresa; and brother Edward.

          A celebration of the life of Bernard P. Weiland is at 4 p.m. today in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Junior Bose officiating.  Friends may visit with the family from noon to 4 p.m. today in the funeral home.  Military rites will be accorded by Bernie’s loyal comrades, the men and women of the LeRoy Shelton American Legion No. 36 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 1343.

          Memorials may be made to the United Ministries Food Pantry or the Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 1343, Rochester.  Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at goodfamily@rtcol;.com.

 


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

 

Lorraine Conner

Oct. 13, 1959-Jan. 20, 2011

          Lorraine CONNER, 51, Kankakee, Ill., and formerly of Rochester, passed away Thursday at St. Mary’s Hospital, Kankakee, Ill.

          She was born Oct. 13, 1959, in Harvey, Ill., the daughter of Walker and Jeanne (Baumruk) Meyer.  Lorraine married Dean Conner on June 15, 1983.

          Mrs. Conner was a book keeper for Builders Electric for 19 years.  Lorraine’s interests included a love for the weather, gardening, reading and her special kitty, Lucky.

          She is survived by her husband in Kankakee, Ill.; daughter Leah Conner and her fiancé Ryan Boyles, Stillwater, Okla.; two sisters, twin Virginia and Mario Cruz, Dekalb, Ill, and Janet and Scott Anderson, Mission Viejo, Calif.; brother Steven Meyer and Barb Youngerman-Meyer, Florence S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

          Preceding her in death were her parents.

          A celebration of the life of Lorraine was Sunday.   Arrangements were entrusted to Schreffler Funeral Home, Kankakee, Ill.

 

Basil F. Heath

          Basil F. “Chief White Eagle” HEATH, 93, 3161 N. Evergreen St., died at 2:35 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

          Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Harris D. Lease

          Harris D. LEASE, 88, Grass Creek, died at 7:35 a.m. Monday at his residence.

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

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

 

Lorraine Conner

Oct. 13, 1959-Jan. 20, 2011

          Lorraine CONNER, 51, Kankakee, Ill., and formerly of Rochester, passed away Thursday at St. Mary’s Hospital, Kankakee, Ill.

          She was born Oct. 13, 1959, in Harvey, Ill., the daughter of Walker and Jeanne (Baumruk) Meyer.  Lorraine married Dean Conner on June 15, 1983.

          Mrs. Conner was a book keeper for Builders Electric for 19 years.  Lorraine’s interests included a love for the weather, gardening, reading and her special kitty, Lucky.

          She is survived by her husband in Kankakee, Ill.; daughter Leah Conner and her fiancé Ryan Boyles, Stillwater, Okla.; two sisters, twin Virginia and Mario Cruz, Dekalb, Ill., and Janet and Scott Anderson, Mission Viego, Calif.; brother Steven Meyer and Barb Youngerman-Meyer, Florence S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

          Preceding her in death were her parents.

          A celebration of the life of Lorraine was Sunday.  Arrangements were entrusted to Schreffler Funeral Home, Kankakee, Ill.

 

Basil F. Heath

March 18, 1917-Jan. 24, 2011

          Basil F. “Chief White Eagle” HEATH, 93, 3161 N. Evergreen St., passed away at 2:35 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

          He was born on March 18, 1917, at the Iroquois Indiana Grand River Reservation in Ontario, Canada, the son of Andrew Cleve and Amelina (Da Amorin) Heath.  He attended McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and Oxford University in England.  During World War II he served with the OWIUSA in the ETO as a Liaison Officer.  On June 29, 1977, in Grand River Reservation, Canada, he married Roberta Bear and she survives.

          Chief White Eagle’s professional career started out as an iron worker and welder, building bridges and skyscrapers across Canada and the United States including the Sears Tower in Chicago, Ill.  His comfort for walking on 6-inch beams at heights of over 200 feet led him to work as a stunt man for film makers.  His stunt work in films led to a natural transition into action parts as well.

          Chief White Eagle appeared in many movies over the years.  His first movie was in 1939, “Northwest Passage,” as well as appearing in the movies “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon,” “Red River,” “Niagara,” “How the West was Won” and “Stage Coach.”  Film work eventually led into his television career where he wrote and acted on the longest running popular children’s show in Chicago, on WTTW Channel 11 called the “Totem Club.”  He was nominated for an Emmy award for three years winning in 1964.  His television credits also included appearing on the nationwide show “Wagon Train.” As well as hosting a television show, he also hosted an ethnic radio show on WXFM, Chicago, for many years.

          Chief White Eagle appeared in numerous commercials, both in local regions and nation wide.  He was always in demand to appear at county fairs, rodeos, sports shows and other events as a host and master of ceremonies.  He was hired by the Brunswick Athletic Organization as a champion bowler, and taught many children how to bowl.

          His film work, television work and community involvement enabled him to meet many prominent people over the years including Presidents Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton.  He was also privileged to dine with numerous foreign dignitaries including the Royal Family of Germany, Princess Elizabeth, Prince Ferdinand, Princess Leonella, Prince Wolfgang, Prince Cashimir, Prince Ott, Princess Renata and Prince Arnold.  When hospitalized in the St. Joseph Hospital, Plymouth, years ago his spirits were lifted by a visit from Princess Elizabeth.

          Chief White Eagle was a member or endorsed many organizations through out his life including the Screen Actor’s Guild, Shriners, Kiwanis, Boy Scouts of America, where he was awarded an honorary Scout Master certificate, and was still active with the Fulton County Historical Society.  His activities over the years led to many recognitions, including receiving the keys to many cities across the United States, induction into the Cowboy Hall of Fame in southern Indiana, bestowed upon the title of Honorary Commissioner of Illinois, chosen one of Indiana’s “Famous Icons” and was given the title of the “Living Legend of Rochester, Indiana.”   In his spare time he enjoyed making walking canes and badges, and loved to collect baseball caps.

          Survivors include his wife, Roberta “Bobbi Bear” Heath, Rochester; daughter Eunice Madeline Heath Collard, North Chichester, Essex, England; adopted tribal son Kenneth “Lone Eagle,” Knox; granddaughter Laura Marie West, Dagenham, Essex, England; great-grandchildren, Connor Ben West and Kai Porter West, Dagenham, Essex, England; sister Mildred Burgemeyer, Converse, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

          He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lauraine Heath; and sisters, Sylvia Schroeder and Valerie Peterson.

          Private services are going to be observed.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Chief White Eagle Memorial Fund.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.  Online condolences may be sent to zimmermanbros@rtcol.com.

 

Harris D. Lease

April 4, 1922-Jan. 24, 2011

          Harris D. LEASE, 88, Grass Creek, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Monday at his residence.

          Born on April 4, 1922, in Fulton County, he was the son of the late Henry and Velma (Harris) Lease.  On Nov. 17, 1945, he married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Hershey, and she survives.

          Harris was a U.S. Army Air-Corp veteran serving in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II.  He was a member of the 305th group of the 323rd squadron of the U.S. Air Force.

          He was a 1940 Grass Creek High School graduate and also a graduate of Burroughs Office Machine and Typewriting School where he continued to work after graduation in Chicago.  He then went to work for HJ Lease Office Machines in Rochester as a repair man.  He was also a lifelong farmer.

          Harris formerly served as a Fulton County Commissioner, Wayne Township Trustee, served on the Wayne Township Advisory Board and ASCS County Committee, and was a former member of the Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department.  He was a life time member of CBI Association and a member of Grass Creek United Methodist Church, a 50 year member and past Master of the Fulton Masonic Lodge No. 665, and he was also a member of the Scottish Rite.  He enjoyed fishing, golfing, playing softball and wintering in Arizona.

          Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Lease, Grass Creek; daughter Lavonne Sue Sailors and husband Daniel, Kewanna; three grandchildren, Christopher Sailors and wife Debra, Timothy Sailors and wife Nancy, and Stephanie Herd and husband Jason; and seven great-grandchildren, Christen, Carrie, Emily and Ethan Sailors, Keaton Ferverda, Noah and London Herd.

          He is also preceded in death by two sons, Douglas Harris Lease and Larry Lee Lease; four brothers, Harry, Howard, Harold and Homer Lease; and sister Joyce Martin.

          Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel, where there is a Masonic service at 7 p.m.  Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Bruce Russell officiating.  Burial is at Grass Creek Cemetery.

          Memorial contribution may be made to Hope Hospice or one’s favorite charity.  Online condolences and tributes may be sent to the Lease family at www.harrison-metzger.com.

 


Thursday, January 27, 2011

 

Geraldine L. Smith

          Geraldine “Jerry” L. SMITH, 89, Millers Merry Manor, Warsaw, and formerly of Mentone, died at 11:03 p.m. Tuesday at his residence.

          Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

 

Friday, January 28, 2011

 

Velma M. Lantz

          Velma M. LANTZ, 77, Millers Merry Manor, Syracuse, and formerly of Mentone, died at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday at her place of residence.

          Survivors include her two sons, Victor “Marty” Lantz, Sandston, Va., and Van Lantz, Syracuse; and sister Donna Mellott.

          Services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with visitation from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Ada Miller

          Ada MILLER, 88, 1729 Wabash Ave., died at 12:43 p.m. Thursday at her residence.

          Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Geraldine L. Smith

Feb. 1, 1921-Jan. 25, 2011

          Geraldine “Jerry” L. SMITH, 89, Mentone, died at 11:03 p.m. Tuesday at Millers Merry Manor, Warsaw.

          Jerry was born on Feb. 1, 1921, in Mentone, to Dean Nellans Sr. and Ethel (Tucker) Nellans.  On Aug. 31, 1940, she married Frank D. Smith in Logansport and he survives.

          Jerry and husband Frank purchased the Mentone grocery store in 1947, a business they owned and operated as “Frank & Jerry’s” for 32 years.  The store was leased at the time of the fire in 2003 that destroyed the building.  Following retirement from their grocery business, Jerry was a Realtor for a number of years.

          Jerry was a member of the Mentone United Methodist Church, Ethel Nellans, Jerry’s mother was a charter member of the Mentone Anthony Nigo chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Jerry followed in her mother’s footsteps, being a DAR member for 64 years, serving as chapter regent, as Northern District Director, and as a state and national page.  She wrote a state winning essay of over 3,000 words on “The Constitution versus World Government,” and served on many committees.  She was formerly a member of the Mentone Order of the Eastern Star.  Jerry was a lifetime Mentone resident and graduated from Mentone High School in 1938.

          Survivors include her husband, Frank Smith, Mentone; two sister, Norma Jean Clauss, Bourbon, and Juanita Paulus, Rochester; brother Dean “Dee” Nellans Jr., Mentone; and several nieces and nephews.

          Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St, Mentone with the Rev. Amber Karkosky-Litten officiating.  Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Burial is in Mentone Cemetery, Mentone.

          Memorials may be made to Kosciusko County Council on Aging and Aged Inc. endowment fund through the Kosciusko County Community Foundation, 102 E. Market St., Warsaw, IN 46580.  Online gifts may be sent at www.kcfoundation.org/donate.

 

Nancy M. Spore

Feb. 23, 1939-Jan. 26, 2011

          Nancy M. SPORE, 71, 320 W. Main St., Warsaw, went to be with her Abba Father in heaven on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

          She was born Feb. 23, 1939, in Vincennes, the daughter of Louis D. Grigsby and Beatrice S. (Grimes) Grigsby.   On April 20, 1957, she married Donald R. Spore in Vincennes.

          Nancy worked in food service at several locations in Warsaw which included Rozella Ford Golf Curse, Elks Lodge and Noa Noa.  She attended Faith Outreach Church, Rochester.

          Survivors include her son, Daniel (Diane) Spore, Athens; daughter Diane (Brent) Romine, Mentone; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

          She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Donald in 2004; and sister Sue McKee.

          A memorial service celebrating the life of Nancy M. Spore is at 3 p.m. Sunday at Faith Outreach Church, Rochester, with Pastors Steve Holm and Dan Mundt officiating.  Visitation with the family is one hour prior to the service Sunday.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Earl-Love Funeral Home, Akron.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Outreach Church.  Online condolences may be sent to earllovefuneralhome@gmail.com.

 

Saturday, January 29, 2011

 

Velma M. Lantz

March 30, 1933-Jan. 26, 2011

          Velma M. LANTZ, 77, Millers Merry Manor, Syracuse, and formerly of Mentone, died at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday at her residence.

          She was born March 30, 1933, in Warsaw, the daughter of Chester and Hildreth (Blackford) Coplen.  On Feb. 17, 1956, she married Victor M. Lantz in Mentone.  He preceded her in death on Aug. 4, 1993.

          Velma had worked at Cooper’s Store, Mentone, and also done janitorial work at the church.  She was a member of the Mentone First Baptist Church.  She enjoyed attending the Mentone nutrition site.  Velma loved knitting and crocheting, filling in puzzles and playing dominos and bingo.  She graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1951.

          Survivors include her two sons, Victor Martin “Marty” Lantz Jr., Sandston, Va., and Van M. and wife Patsy Lantz, Syracuse; sister Donna and husband John Mellott, Etna Green; seven grandchildren, Wesley Lantz, Warsaw, Jeremey and wife Stacey Lantz, Brownsburg, Diann and husband John Brewer, Garret, Mandy, Mark and Christine Lantz, all of Sandston, Va., and Vanessa Lantz, Syracuse; two step grandchildren, Erin and husband Kevin Miller, Goshen, and Andrea and husband Wes Maier, Goshen; eight great-grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.

          She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Lantz; her father Chester in 2000; and her mother Hildreth in 2003.

          Services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, with the Rev. Michael Wilhite officiating.  Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.  Burial is at Mentone Cemetery, Mentone.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Goshen General Hospital: Care at Home, 1721 S. Main St., Goshen, IN 46526-4723. Online condolences may be sent to www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com.

 

Jayne A. Lukens

          Jayne A. LUKENS, 81, Elkhart, died at 1:30 a.m. Friday at Elkhart General Hospital

          Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Ada C. Miller

May 28, 1922-Jan. 27, 2011

          Ada C. (Merry) MILLER, 88, 1729 Wabash Ave., passed away at 12:43 p.m. Thursday at her residence.

          She was born May 28, 1922, to Earl W. and Helen Grace Minerva (Vera) Merry in Dunkirk.  She was married to Burk Boyd Miller on Sept. 27, 1942. Her husband, both parents along with her only sibling, brother Earl W. Merry Jr., preceded her in death.   She was a graduate of Tudor (Park Tudor) Hall and attended DePauw University.

          Ada was active in the Rochester and Fulton County community in a variety of roles.  Her community service was recognized in 1985 with the Rochester Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award.  She was a Girl Scout troop leader, active in the Tribal Trails Girl Scout Council, and was the first president of the Tribal Trails Girl Scout Council.  A longtime member of the Rochester Presbyterian Church, she taught Sunday school, was both an Elder and a Deacon, served on a variety of church committees and enjoyed participating in women’s circle.  As a member of the Beta Mu chapter of Tri Kappa, she provided leadership in several capacities including serving as chapter president.  She was also active in the associate chapter.  A supporter of literacy and the local library, Ada was a member of the Fulton County Public Library Board for several years.  She was named the 1995 Rotary Literacy Tutor of the Year.  She also volunteered at the United Ministries Food Pantry and enjoyed assisting with the holiday food boxes.

          Ada also was a member of the National Association of Realtors and was associated with Gottschalk Realty for several years.  After retiring from real estate, she began to travel more to visit new locales and family.  Travel destinations included St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, United Kingdom, Canada, Turkey, Crete, France, Germany, China, Portugal, Hawaii, along with river cruises on the Ohio and the Rhine rivers.

          She is survived by daughters and their husbands, Merry E. Miller, Murray, Ky., Douglas and Michele Miller Jump, Davenport, Fla.; Larry and Cathleen Miller Sparks, Bloomington; grandchildren, Helen Jump, Tampa, Fla., and Marc Jump and his wife Christi Santi and their children, Daniel and Matthew Jump, Dunedin, Fla.; her maternal aunt Charlotte Vera, Decatur; two nieces, Linde Merry, Albuquerque, N.M., and Laurel Merry Sweeney, Philadelphia, Pa.; and nephew Andrew Merry, Gilroy, Calif.

          The family wishes to thank the Hope Hospice staff, her caregivers, Wynnfield Staff, and her many friends and neighbors for their many kindnesses, thoughtful actions and prayers.

          Memorials may be made in her honor to Hope Hospice, Fulton County Public Library, the First Presbyterian Church, Rochester, United Ministries or other charities on one’s choice.

          A memorial service is at a later date.   Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.  Online condolences may be sent to zimmermanbros@rtcol.om.

 

Timothy A. Wetzel

          Timothy A. WETZEL, 48, 405 W. Dunn St., died at 10:40 p.m. Thursday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

          He is survived by his wife, Tammy Bahney Wetzel, at home; his mother Judy Brothers, Tell City, daughter Ashley Medina, Rochester; and son Shawn Wetzel, South Bend.

          Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home on Tuesday.

 

Monday, January 31, 2011

 

Raymond E. Hektor

          Raymond Edwin HEKTOR, 70, 1319 Monroe St., died at 2:50 p.m. Saturday at his home.

          Survivors include his wife, Ramona Lang-Hektor, at home; two daughters, Kimberly Balsley, Tippecanoe and Kandi Hektor-Fritter, Argos; son Randy Hektor, Mentone; three sisters, Bonnie Mosley Ark., Sharon Hektor, Mich., and Patricia Mosley, Ark.; and brother Joseph Hektor, Miss.

          Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.

 

Jayne A. Lukens

April 1, 1929-Jan. 28, 2011

          Jayne A. LUKENS, 81, Elkhart, died at 1:30 a.m. Friday at Elkhart General Hospital.

          She was born April 1, 1929, in Crown Point, to Henry and Agnes (Severance) Fieler.  She Married John Lukens on Feb. 4, 1949, in Crown Point.  He preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 1988.

          Jayne and her late husband John owned and operated Simonton Lake Drugs from 1964-1986.  Jayne had her private pilot license and her SCUBA divers license.  She made over 300 dives from different islands in the Caribbean.  She enjoyed many years of traveling around the United States in a trailer with her companion Andrew Abell.

          Jayne is survived by her beloved companion, Andrew Abell; and her two sons Mark and Dan Lukens, Elkhart.

          A private burial will be held at the Akron Cemetery, Akron.

          Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

          Online condolences may be sent to www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com.

 

Ethel E. McKee

July 31, 1922-Jan. 28, 2011

          Ethel Elsie McKEE, 88, Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, and formerly of 1223 Jackson Blvd., Rochester, passed away at 9:25 p.m. Friday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

          She was born on July 31, 1922, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of Tom and Augusta Brown.  On Sept. 16, 1942, in Logansport, she married retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Billy A. McKee.  He preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 2008.

          Mrs. McKee had worked at The Racket, Wilson’s Clothing Store, Bluminthal’s and the B&B Men’s Store, all in Rochester.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Rochester, where she had been active in the Women’s Association.  For many years she worked on election day as a poll worker.

          Survivors include her sons, George and wife Kyoko McKee, Antelope, Calif., and Tom and wife Terri McKee, West Bloomfield, Mich.; and four grandchildren.

          She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother George Brown.

          Funeral services are at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.  Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial is in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.  Online condolences may be sent to zimmermanbros@rtcol.com

 

Robert L. Miller

Oct. 10, 1940-Jan. 29, 2011

          Robert L. “Bob” MILLER, 70, 202 Fulton Ave., passed away at 12:02 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

           He was born on Oct. 10, 1940, in Logansport, the son of D.H. and Louise (Haggerty) Miller.  On Nov. 20, 1992, in Rochester, he married Karen Morgan and she survives.

          Mr. Miller was a 1958 graduate of Rochester High School, attended Indiana University and graduated from Manchester College.  He later did graduate work at Indiana University-South Bend.  He served with the United States Army and was stationed in Germany in the early 1960s.

          In his professional career, Mr. Miller had been an English teacher at Caston, Mentone and Triton schools and had been a coach for football, volleyball and golf at area schools.  Mr. Miller had also worked at Sealed Power, Rochester, had been a sales rep. for Murray Equipment for close to 20 years, had co-owned Miller’s Bayside Marina with his brother Tom, and was currently a sales rep. for Newton Manufacturing.

          His community involvement included president of the Rochester City Council, member of the Rochester Rotary Club, school bus driver for the Rochester Community Schools, served on the county election board for many years and had participated with the Fulton County Players Act II.  In his spare time he enjoyed golfing, gardening, camping, scrabble, chess and was an avid game player.

          Survivors include his wife, Karen Miller, Rochester; six children, Adam Miller, Mexico, Summer and husband Jason Zeider, Fulton, Ryan and wife Carey Miller, St. Louis, Mo., Toby and wife Gordanna Green, Los Angeles Calif., Jamie and wife Kim Green, Rochester, and Roby and wife Kara Green, Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren, Allie, Addison, Maddux, Jaden, Kade, Talon, Justin, Kyle, Kameron, and Navaeh; two great-grandchildren, Lilly and Wesley; brother Thomas and wife Peggy Miller, Rochester; stepmother Evelyn Miller, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews.

          He was preceded in death by his parents; son Haggerty Miller; and brother Tona Miller.

          Memorial services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Rod Ruberg officiating.  Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to service at the funeral home

          Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.  Online condolences may be sent to zimmermanbros@rtcol.com

 

Jack E. Sausaman

Dec. 2, 1926-Jan. 29, 2011

          Jack E. SAUSAMAN, 84, 11068 E. Indiana 14, Akron, died at 8:52 p.m. Saturday at Marion General Hospital, Marion.

          He was born Dec. 2, 1926, in Rochester, to Clifford G. and Gladys I. (Bowman) Sausaman.  On Nov. 30, 1953, he married Marjory J. (Study) Sausaman at Beaver Dam United Methodist Church.  She preceded him in death on June 20, 2003.

          Jack started working at Sonoco Paper Products, Akron, on April 27, 1959, and retired on March 31, 1990.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge No. 1107, Rochester, a World War II U.S. Army veteran having served in Germany.  Jack was an avid Chicago Cubs and IU basketball fan.  He was a graduate of Akron High School.   Jack mowed his lawn in his own fashion and would not let anyone else mow for him. He looked forward to spending time in the round table discussions during his daily visits to the Akron Country Kitchen.

          Survivors include his daughter, Penny and husband Rick Hisey, Macy; three sons, Jack and wife Calleen Sausaman, Syracuse, Dave and wife Kandi Sausaman, Rochester, and Bryan and wife Shelly Sausaman, Yellow Creek Lake; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

          He was preceded in death by his wife; brother Tom Sausaman; and sister Katherine Sparks.

          Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with the Rev. Lowell Burrus officiating.  Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.   Burial is at Akron Cemetery, Akron, where graveside military rites will be conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1343 and LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post No. 36, both of Rochester.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society; envelopes are available at the funeral home.   Online condolences may be sent at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com.

 

Timothy A. Wetzel

Dec. 29, 1962-Jan. 27, 2011

          Timothy A. WETZEL, 48, 405 W. Dunn St., Fulton, passed away at 10:40 p.m. Thursday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

          He was born on Dec. 29, 1962, in Tell City, to Edgar A. and Judy Bryant Wetzel.  Tim graduated from Caston Educational Center in 1982 where he enjoyed active membership with the Future Farmers of America.  Patriotism beckoned Tim and he enjoyed serving our country with the U.S. Air Force from 1983 to 1990.

          On April 28, 1984, Tim and Tammy Bahney were married at the Olive Branch Church of God, Roann.  Their union produced two children, Ashley and Shaun.

          Tim enjoyed fatherhood and supporting his kids with their school activities.  He enthusiastically followed Shaun’s soccer career at Caston then at Ancilla College.  As a Grandpa, “Pa-Pa,” he looked forward to visits with his grandchildren when Ashley and Mayo brought them by.

          Enjoying community service, Tim was there to always help.  He was a loyal member of the Liberty Township Fire Department for over fifteen years.  During the mid-90s he served Fulton County as our 911 coordinator.  Most recently he assisted those in need, illness or injury as an advanced emergency medical technician with the Pulaski County EMS.  Tim was an avid collector of fire house memorabilia.  He also enjoyed relaxing in his favorite recliner with his canine companions.

          Tim is lovingly remembered by his wife, Tammy Wetzel, at home; his mother Judy Brothers, Tell City; daughter Ashley Medina and husband Mayo, Rochester; son Shaun Wetzel, South Bend; two grandchildren, Audrianna Michelle Medina and Antonio Medina; and canine companions, Jada, Buster, Roxy, Butterball the Chihuahua-terrier mixes and Dusty the German Shepherd.

          He was preceded in death by his father.

          A celebration of the life of Tim Wetzel is at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Bruce Russell officiating.  Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home Tuesday.  Military graveside rites will be conducted by the LeRoy Shelton American Legion No. 36 and the Manitou Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1343, both of Rochester.  Liberty Township Fire Department will also provide a special fireman’s service at the graveside complete with the last call.  He will be laid to eternal rest in the Fulton Cemetery.

          Memorial honoring Tim’s memory may be made to the Liberty Township Fire Department.  Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.

 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

 

Robert A. Dillman

          Robert A. “Bobby” DILLMAN, 30, Deedsville, died Sunday at his Deedsville residence.

          Services are being planned for Friday and Saturday; however, due to the weather forecast, they will be announced later in the week with a complete obituary.

          McClain Funeral Home, Denver is handling arrangements.

 

Raymond E. Hektor

Feb. 12, 1940-Jan. 29, 2011

          Raymond Edwin HEKTOR, 70, 1319 Monroe St., was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 2:50 p.m. Saturday at his home.

          He was born in Bruce Lake Station on Feb. 12, 1940 to Edwin R. and Agnes L. (Zartman) Hektor, and had lived most of his life in Fulton County.

          On Feb. 1, 1975, Ray and Ramona Thomas were married in Warsaw.  They were looking forward to their 36th anniversary on Tuesday.  Ray retired in 2002 from Black Oxide, where he was a forklift driver.  He had also worked at Lear Corp., Bourbon, for a number of years.

          As a young man, Ray attended the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester.  Embracing nature and the outdoors fishing and camping with his family were among his favorite ways to relax.   His interest in Indian heritage and history took him to annual visits to the Trail of Courage and Red Bud Trail along the shores of the Tippecanoe River.  On the road his handle was “Red Rooster” to all of his CB buddies.

          Ray is lovingly remembered by his wife, Ramona Lang-Hektor, at home; two daughters, Kimberly Balsley and husband Tony, Tippecanoe, and Kandi Hektor-Fritter, Argos; son Randy Hektor and wife Michelle, Mentone; three sisters, Bonnie Mosley, Ark., Sharon Hektor, Mich., and Patricia Mosley and husband William of Ark.; brother Joseph Hektor and wife Bertha, Miss.; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

          He was preceded in death by his parents; and infant brother Phillip Michael Hektor.

          A celebration of the life of Raymond E. Hektor is at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Jason See officiating.  Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.  Interment is in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.  Military graveside rites will be conducted by the LeRoy Shelton American Legion No. 36 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 1343, both of Rochester.

          Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County.  Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.

 

Betty J. Hoff

Oct. 13, 1921-Jan. 30, 2011

          Betty J. HOFF, 89, Lucerne, died at 4 p.m. Sunday at Hickory Creek Nursing Home, Rochester.

          She was born on Oct. 13, 1921, in Cass County, to Claude and Bertha (Guy) Hammon.  On July 20, 1937, Betty married Richard Dean Hoff in Kokomo.  He preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 1992.

          Mrs. Hoff worked for Hart-Schafner-Marx, Rochester, and for Caston School Corp.  She was a member of the Logansport Church of the Brethren and enjoyed puzzles, counted cross-stitching, and reading.

          Surviving Betty are her three sons, Richard L. Hoff and wife Marilyn, Kewanna, Rodney L. Hoff and wife Linda, Kewanna, and Dr. Kenneth E. Hoff and wife Karen, Rochester; daughter Elaine K. Brown and husband Jerry, Lucerne; sister Dorothy Dague, Kewanna; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

          She was preceded in death by three brothers; two sisters; and two grandchildren.

          Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Metea Baptist Church with the rev. George Hapner officiating.  Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, and one hour prior to services at the church.  Burial is in Metea Cemetery, Metea.

          You may sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.

 


Alice P. Nard

Jan. 22, 1926-Jan. 29, 2011

          Alice P. NARD, 85, formerly of Rochester, passed away Saturday.

          She was born on Jan. 22, 1926, in Indianapolis, to George D. and Elizabeth E. (Horner) Pettinger.

          Alice attended Butler University and was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority.  She also attended the First Presbyterian Church in Rochester.

          Alice is survived by her children, Michael (Susan) Nard, Kristin (Douglas) Taylor and Thomas (Susan) Nard; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

          She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband V. Thomas Nard Jr.; and her sister Iris Jane Dill.

          Funeral services for Mrs. Nard are at Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center-Washington Park North, 2706 Kessler Blvd. West Drive, Indianapolis, on Wednesday at 5 p.m.  Visitation is two hours prior to services at the funeral home.

 

Timothy A. Wetzel

Dec. 29, 1962-Jan. 27, 2011

          Timothy A. WETZEL, 48, 405 W. Dunn St., Fulton, passed away at 10:40 p.m. Thursday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

          He was born on Dec. 29, 1962, in Tell City, to Edgar A. and Judy Bryant Wetzel.  Tim graduated from Caston Educational Center in 1982 where he enjoyed active membership with the Future Farmers of America.  Patriotism beckoned Tim and he enjoyed serving our country with the U.S. Air Force from 1983 to 1990.

          On April 28, 1984, Tim and Tammy Bahney were married at the Olive Branch Church of God, Roann.  Their union produced two children, Ashley and Shaun.

          Tim enjoyed fatherhood and supporting his kids with their school activities.  He enthusiastically followed Shaun’s soccer career at Caston then at Ancilla College.  As a Grandpa, “Pa-Pa,” he looked forward to visits with his grandchildren when Ashley and Mayo brought them by.

          Enjoying community service, Tim was there to always help.  He was a loyal member of the Liberty Township Fire Department for over fifteen years.  During the mid-90s he served Fulton County as our 911 coordinator.  Most recently he assisted those in need, illness or injury as an advanced emergency medical technician with the Pulaski County EMS.  Tim was an avid collector of fire house memorabilia.  He also enjoyed relaxing in his favorite recliner with his canine companions.

          Tim is lovingly remembered by his wife, Tammy Wetzel, at home; his mother Judy Brothers, Tell City; daughter Ashley Medina and husband Mayo, Rochester; son Shaun Wetzel, South Bend; two grandchildren, Audrianna Michelle Medina and Antonio Medina; and canine companions, Jada, Buster, Roxy, Butterball the Chihuahua-terrier mixes and Dusty the German Shepherd.

          He was preceded in death by his father.

          A celebration of the life of Tim Wetzel is at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Bruce Russell officiating.  Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home Tuesday.  Military graveside rites will be conducted by the LeRoy Shelton American Legion No. 36 and the Manitou Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1343, both of Rochester.  Liberty Township Fire Department will also provide a special fireman’s service at the graveside complete with the last call.  He will be laid to eternal rest in the Fulton Cemetery.

          Memorials honoring Tim’s memory may be made to the Liberty Township Fire Department.  Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.

 


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

 

Lance M. DeBouse

          Lance Michael “Mike” DeBOUSE, 55, Bancroft Street, died at 12:05 a.m. Jan. 16 at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

          Survivors include his son, Lance DeBouse Jr.

          There were no services.  Arrangements were entrusted to Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.

 

Jack E. Sausaman

          Due to the winter storm, funeral services for Jack E. SAUSAMAN, 84, Akron, have been postponed to Thursday with visitation one hour prior to the funeral at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Agnes I. Stout

          Agnes I. STOUT, 96, Rochester, died at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday at Chase Center, Logansport.

          Arrangements are pending at Marocco Funeral Chapel, Logansport.

 

Harold E. Troutman

Sept. 17, 1926-Jan. 31, 2011

          Harold E. TROUTMAN, 84, Logansport, passed away at 8:47 p.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Logansport.

          Born Sept. 17, 1926, in Cass County, he was the son of Arthur and Hattie (English) Troutman.  Harold was married May 29, 1953, in the Metea Baptist church to Clara Alice (Shoup) Troutman, who survives.

          Harold was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II.  In 1996, he retired from United Tech in Peru where he had worded for 45 years.  He was a member of Metea Baptist Church and had served for over 40 years as church custodian.

          Surviving with his wife are daughter, Ruth Ann Miller, Rochester; three sons, James Troutman, Logansport, Joseph (Diana) Troutman, Flora, and John (Karen) Troutman, Galveston; sister Grace Jordan, Logansport; eight grandchildren, Christi (Aaron) Rush, Kevin (Amy) Miller, Amy Clark, Ryan Troutman, Andrew Troutman, Nathan Troutman, Michelle (Gary) Porter, and Craig Troutman; five great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

          He was preceded in death by bother, George Troutman; and sister Mary Shaw.

          Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport.  Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday in Fisher Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. William Cordes officiating.  Interment, with full military honors, will follow in the Metea Baptist Church Cemetery, Metea.

 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

 

Robert A. Dillman

          Funeral services for Robert A. “Bobby” DILLMAN, 30, Deedsville, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Peru.  Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.

 

Friday, February 4, 2011

 

Robert A. Dillman

Dec. 5, 1980-Jan. 30, 2011

          Robert A. “Bobby” DILLMAN, 30, Deedsville, passed away unexpectedly from heart failure Sunday at his residence. 

          Born Dec. 5, 1980, in Rochester, he was the son of Robert E. and Sharon L. (Piotter) Dillman.

          He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Peru.  He graduated from North Miami High School in 1999, and he was a self-employed farmer.

          Surviving are his parents, Bob and Sharon Dillman, Macy; grandmother Bessie (Piotter) Thomason, Macy; two sisters, Leanna K. Bishop and husband Rob, Perrysburg, and Laura L. Johnson and husband Zach, Macy; brother William A. “Billy” Dillman, Macy; niece Lidia Bishop; four nephews, Christopher and Joey Bishop, and Parker and Reid Johnson; and several cousins, aunts and uncles.

          He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Verl and Mary Jane Dillman; Arnold Piotter; and stepgrandfather Billy Thomason.

          Funeral Services are at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church, Peru, with the Rev. Kenneth A. Greenwald officiating.  Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.  Burial is in Deedsville IOOF Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Career Center to benefit the Ag Mechanics class.  Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclainfh.com.

 

Mary R. Price

March 8, 1921-Feb. 1, 2011

          Mary Rosalea (Emahiser) PRICE, 89, 56 Gold Rock Drive, Chocowinity, N.C., died Tuesday at Beaufort County Medical Center.

          Mrs. Price was born in Akron, on March 8, 1921, to the late Jay and Valura Emma (Patterson) Emahiser.  She was a 1938 graduate of Akron High School, she then went on to graduate from Indiana University in 1942 with a degree in business.  While in college, she met Albert Price, whom she married on June 12, 1943, in New York City.  After the war they resided in Akron and then Rochester where Mary taught junior and senior High School business and English classes.  After retirement they moved to Estero, Fla.  Al passed away in 2003 after celebrating 60 years of marriage.  Mary then came to Chocowinity, N.C., to be close to her family.  Mary loved games of all kinds, drawing and painting, was a lifelong Republican and enjoyed studying the Bible.  She and Al were always active members of the Methodist churches wherever they lived.

          Survivors include her daughter, Pat Mitchell and husband Dale, Chocowinity, N.C.; two grandchildren, Scott Mitchell and wife Jenny, Ashburn Pa., and Leslie Lochman and husband Rob, Charlotte, N.C.; and five great-grandchildren, Caroline Mitchell, Emily Mitchell, Isabelle Lochman, Jayson Lochman and Henry Lochman.

          She was preceded in death by her brother, Billy J. Emahiser.

          Memorial services are at 11 a.m. Feb. 12 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington, N.C., with the Rev. Darryl Evans officiating.  The family will received friends at the home of Dale and Pat Mitchell, 204 Appomattox Lane, Chocowinity N.C.

          In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church 201 W. 7th St. Rochester, IN 46975.  You may address condolences to the family at www.paulfunerahome.com.

          Paul Funeral Home of Washington, N.C., is honored to serve the Price family.

 

Donald L. Rottmiller

          Donald L. ROTTMILLER, 80, Tippecanoe, died at 9:15 a.m. Thursday in his home.

          He is survived by his three children, Karen, Atwood, Kathy, Bremen, and Gale, Rochester.

          Services are at 3 p.m. Saturday at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, Bourbon, with visitation from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

 

Agnes I. Stout

Jan. 11, 1915-Feb. 1, 2011

          Agnes I. STOUT, 96, Rochester, passed away at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday at Chase Center, Logansport.

          Born on Jan. 11, 1915, in Lee County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Cora (Lane) Mayse.  She married Charles Grigsby in 1934 and he preceded her in death in March of 1946.  On Oct 2, 1954, she married Donald W. Stout and he survives.

          Agnes retired from RBM in Logansport after 35 years and she was a member of the first initiated class of the Logansport Eagles Ladies Aux. No. 323.  Agnes enjoyed playing bingo, fishing, mushroom hunting, squirrel hunting, gardening, planting flowers, being outdoors and most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and having them all home for the holidays.

          Survivors include her husband, Donald W. Stout, Rochester; daughter Donna K. Pierson and husband Randy, Florida; son Charles Grigsby, Indianapolis; stepchildren, Ralph Stout and Beatrice Dailey, both of Lagro; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

          She was preceded in death by her brother; two sisters; half-brother; half-sister; and 11 stepbrothers and sisters.

          Services are at 1 p.m. Monday at the Marocco Funeral Chapel, 119 E. Market St., Logansport, with Pastor David Welch officiating.  Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Burial is at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport.

          Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Online condolences and tributes may be sent to the Stout family at www.maroccofc.com.

 

Saturday, February 5, 2011

 

Eugene W. Brandenburg

          Eugene W. “Gene” BRANDENBURG, 58, 433 E. 18th St., died at 11:17 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

          Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Monday, February 7, 2011

 

Phyllis D. Alber

Jan 21, 1933-Feb. 5, 2011

          Phyllis D. ALBER, 78, 4533 N. Indiana 25, died at 12:47 a.m. Saturday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

          She was born Jan. 21, 1933, in Mentone, to Edward and Opal (Marquess) Bowser. On Nov. 21, 1952, in Mentone, she married Sidney D. Alber who preceded her in death on April 22, 1995.

          She had been an employee of the former Torin Products, Rochester, as well as a homemaker.  Phyllis graduated from Mentone High School in 1951.  She attended the Talma United Methodist Church and enjoyed camping in her earlier years.  Phyllis also had wintered in Sebring, Fla., since 2002.   She was a lifetime resident of the Mentone, Rochester and Talma areas.

          Survivors include her daughter, Connie and husband Roy Burkhart, Amboy; two sons, Tom and wife Sandy Alber, Woodburn, and Randy and wife Theresa Alber, Claypool; six grandchildren, Matt Burkhart, Staci Omo, Bryce Alber, Derek Alber, Dana Meyer, and Daren Alber; and two sisters, Margaret Bruner, Warsaw, and Becky and husband Larry Stavendahl, Mentone.

          In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her sister Elizabeth Flory; and five brothers, Earl, Deverl, Carl, Wayne, and David Bowser.

          Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, with pastors Rany Smoot and Butch Troke officiating.  Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Burial is at Mentone Cemetery, Mentone.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Talma United Methodist Church.

 

Eugene W. Brandenburg

June 2, 1952-Feb. 3, 2011

          Eugene W. “Gene” BRANDENBURG, 58, 433 E. 18th St., passed away at 11:17 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

          Mr. Brandenburg was born on June 2, 1952, in Lafayette, to Forrest and Mary (English) Brandenburg.  On Sept. 13, 1980, in Rochester, he married Becky L. Seidner and she survives.

          Mr. Brandenburg had worked as a truck driver and dispatcher for North Express, Winamac.   He had also driven for various other companies and was a member of the Million Mile Club.  He enjoyed fishing, riding his motorcycle and having coffee with his friends at the truck stop.

          Survivors include his wife, Becky L. Brandenburg, Rochester; five children, Scott and wife Heather Brandenburg, Grand Ledge, Mich., Jamie Drudge, Rochester, Corey Brandenburg, Rochester, Jeremy and wife Phoeba Drudge, Rochester, Kandi Brandenburg, Rochester; five grandchildren, Bethany Brandenburg, Grand Ledge, Mich., Cameron Brandenburg, Grand Ledge, Mich., Dominique Barnes, Rochester, Destinie Barnes, Rochester, Katelyn Drudge, Rochester; mother Mary Brandenburg, Rochester; three brothers, David and wife Sherri Brandenburg, Rochester, Howard and wife Dorothy Brandenburg, Rochester, Keith and wife Pam Brandenburg, Rochester; two sisters, Sue and husband Ted Middleton, Argos, Linda and husband Rick Stutzman, Chattanooga, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.

          He was preceded in death by his father. 

          Memorial services are at 11 a.m. today at Antioch Baptist Church, Rochester, with the Rev. Jerry Pittman officiating.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.  Internment is at a later date at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester.  Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Gene Brandenburg Memorial Fund.  Online condolences may be sent to zimmermanbros@rtcol.com.

 

Cleo F. Kelly

          Cleo Fern KELLY, 90, Granger, died at 7:10 a.m. Sunday at Ironwood Health and Rehabilitation Center, South Bend.

          Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

 

George F. Roby

          George F. ROBY, 87, 14262 Indiana 110, died at 11:42 a.m. Sunday at his residence.

          Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

 


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

 

George F. Roby

Feb. 5, 1924-Feb. 6, 2011

          George F. ROBY, 87, 14262 Indiana 110, passed away at 11:42 a.m. Sunday at his residence.

          He was born on Feb. 5, 1924, in Anderson, the son of Frank S. and Elizabeth (Laycock) Roby.

          Mr. Roby had been a postal service employee for the United States Postal Service for over 25 years and had owned Roby Lumber Co. in Culver.  He was a Staff Sgt. in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

          Survivors include his two sons, Stephen Roby, Culver, and Bruce Roby, Marshall, Minn.; and one grandchild.

          He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Theodore, James, Herb, Ralph and Wilbur Roby; and one granddaughter.

          No services will be observed.  Burial is in the Leiters Ford Cemetery, Leiters Ford.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

          Online condolences may be sent to zimmermanbros@rtcol.com.

 

William R. Wagoner

          William R. “Bill” WAGONER, 58, Plymouth, died Thursday at his residence.

          Survivors include his wife, Jan; brother Tom Wagoner, Bourbon; four sisters, Joann Wagoner, Bobbie Brunk, and Patty Bauer, all of Plymouth, and Margi Heckley, Fishers; and several nieces and nephews.

          A memorial open house is from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Christos Banquet Center, Plymouth.

          Arrangements have been entrusted to Van Gilder Funeral Home, Plymouth.

 


Franklin D. Yates

          Franklin D. YATES, 74, 7995 W. Crystal Lake Road, Warsaw, died at 11:47 p.m. Sunday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

          Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

 

Franklin D. Yates

Dec. 26, 1936-Feb. 6, 2011

          Franklin D. YATES, 74, 7995 W. Crystal Lake Road, Warsaw, and resided at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw, the past eight months, passed away at 11:47 p.m. Sunday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

          He was born Dec. 26, 1936, in Besty Lane, Ky., the son of Hartman and Edith (Hall) Yates.  On Aug. 28, 1954, he married Martha Ann (Hedington) Yates, who preceded him in death on Dec. 20, 2003.

          Frank was a truck driver for many, many years.  He was a member of the Warsaw Moose Lodge and of different classic car clubs.

          Survivors include his daughter, Kathy and husband Robert Yaich, Strasburg, Colo.; two sons, Randy and wife Lisa Yates, North Manchester, and Brett and wife Chris Yates, Mentone; sister Lois and husband Rowland Shepherd, North Manchester; two brothers, Norman and wife Joan Yates, Mentone, and Kenny and wife Jamie Yates, Paris, Ill.; six grandchildren, Jody Regan, Travis Yates, Keith Yaich, Lindsay Yaich, Brandy Baney and Ashley Bussard; and eight great-grandchildren.

          Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, with the Rev. Amber Karkosy-Litten officiating.  Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Burial is at Harrison Center Cemetery, Etna Green.

          Memorial contributions are open to the donors choice.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com.

 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

 

Diane Hanuski

          Diane “Dee Dee” HANUSKI, 67, 402 Pontiac St., died Wednesday at her residence.

          Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Friday, February 11, 2011

 

Roy Eckert

          Roy ECKERT, 58, 7278 Broadtail Trail, Beaver Dam Lake, died Thursday at his residence.

          Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Irvin R. Heckman

          Irvin R. HECKMAN II, 41, Rochester, died Wednesday in Rochester.

          Survivors include his wife, Kristine Heckman, Rochester; father Howard Heckman Sr., Rochester; mother Kathy Heckman, Rochester; two daughters, Holly Heckman, Valparaiso, and Vivian Heckman, Bradly, Ill.; and two brothers, Howard Heckman Jr., Wheatfield, and Joseph Heckman, Rochester.

          There are no services.  Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Odom Funeral Home, Culver.

 


Saturday, February 12, 2011

 

Kimberly D. Blount

Feb. 9, 1959-Feb. 10, 2011

          Kimberly D. “Kim” BLOUNT, 52, Hillcrest Avenue, Plymouth, passed away following an illness at 3:45 p.m. Thursday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.

          Kim was born on Feb. 9, 1959, in South Bend, the daughter of Leonard I. and Ruby J. (Beauchamp) Smith.  She was raised in South Bend and attended Riley High School.  On March 19, 1988, in LaPaz, she became the bride of Robert D. Blount.

          Kim was a school bus driver for 14 years with the Union-North School System.  She also worked with special education students.  She, along with her family, loved stock car racing.  Kim was a friendly outgoing person who liked to play bingo.

          Surviving are her spouse, Bob; son Chad Curtis Blount and his wife Stephanie, Concord, N.C., and their son; grandson Cale Curtis Blount; mother Ruby Smith, Lakeville; brother Tab C. Smith and his wife Marcia, Huntersville, N.C.; mothers-in-law, Vickie Guhse, Rochester, and Patricia Blount, LaPaz; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

          Kim was preceded in death by her father, and brother Douglas A. Smith.

          Services are at 10 a.m. Monday at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, with the Rev. Les Johnson, chaplain with St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, officiating.  Burial follows in the New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Visitation is from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

          Preferred are memorial gifts in Kim’s memory to Center for Hospice Care, 112 S. Center St., Plymouth, IN 46563.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnson-danielson.com.

 

Roy A. Eckert

          Roy A. ECKERT, 58, 7278 Broadtail Trail, Beaver Dam Lake, Claypool, died Thursday.

          Roy is survived by his mother, Betty Eckert, Beaver Dam Lake; sister Tina, Warsaw; and brother Michael, Beaver Dam Lake.

          Services are at a later date.  King Memorial Home, Mentone, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

 

Diane Hanuski

          Diane HANUSKI, 67, 402 Pontiac St., died Wednesday at her residence.

          Diane is survived by her daughter, Debbie Bellanca, Rochester; sister Helen; and two brothers, Ed Zeine, Cordona, Alaska, and Richard Zeine, N.M.

          Private services were held.  Arrangements were entrusted to Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Monday, February 14, 2011

 

Darrell M. Jones

Aug. 21, 1942-Feb. 11, 2011

          Darrell M. JONES, 68, 1301 Pontiac St., passed away at 5:43 p.m. Friday at his residence.

          He was born on Aug. 21, 1942, in Anderson, the son of Francis an Evelyn (Cooper) Jones.  On May 28, 2004, in Rochester, he married Sharon (Polk) Van Meter and she survives.

          Mr. Jones had been a dairy farmer and an insurance salesman for many years.  He had been a member of the Mason Lodge, Eagles Lodge, Trinity United Methodist Church and attended Talma United Methodist Church.  He enjoyed playing drums, singing in the choir and his dog, Cooper.

          Survivors include his wife, Sharon K. Jones, Rochester; three sons, Joshua Van Meter, Rochester, Darrin Jones, Gilead, and Tim Jones, Roann; daughter Kristi Jones, Akron; four stepchildren, Robert and wife Rebekah Van Meter, Rochester, Laura and husband Randy Baugher, Rochester, Betsy and husband Rick Worden, Galveston, and Lewis and wife Jennifer Van Meter, Wanatah; three grandchildren, Bobby Jones, Wabash, Rachel See, Denver, and Brantley See, Denver; and several stepgrandchildren.

          He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister Barbara Ann Jones.

          Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Jones Cemetery, west of Muncie, with the Rev. Buck Padilla officiating.  Arrangements were entrusted to Zimme4rman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, Rochester.  Online condolences may be sent to zimmermanbros@rtcol.com.

 

Stanley Samuelson

          Stanley SAMUELSON, 92, Wynnfield Crossing, died at 3:10 p.m. at his residence.

          Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Leslie R. Walters

          Leslie Roger “Frog” WALTERS, 70, 922 Arthur St., died at 6:34 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

          Survivors include his wife, Marty; and three sons, Jim Marrs, Michael Marrs, and John Marrs.

          Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.  Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and an hour prior to the service.

 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

 

Dorothy K. Dague

Sept. 3, 1923-Feb. 13, 2011

          Dorothy Kathleen DAGUE, 87, 6836 W. 650 South, Kewanna, died Sunday at her residence.

          She was born on Sept. 3, 1923, the daughter of Claude and Bertha (Guy) Hamon.  On May 10, 1940, Dorothy married Joseph “Joe” W. Dague in Connersville.  He preceded her in death on June 26, 2009.

          Dorothy graduated from Metea High School in 1941.  She and her husband established their family farm in 1947, in partnership with Ivan Dague.  Later, Dorothy and Joe farmed with the help of their children.  After that they were in partnership in the dairy and grain farm with his son Jim and his wife Peggy for over 35 years.

          Together Joe and Dorothy were members of many farm organizations.  In addition Dorothy served on The Fulton County Welfare Board for several years.  She also served with the Grass Creek Lions Club and went on Lions missions trips with her husband.  Dorothy was a member of Metea Baptist Church for well over 60 years and served different capacities in the American Baptist Women Organization.

          In recent years she took great joy in spending time with her family and sitting on the front porch listening to the laughter of her grandkids and great-grandkids and watching them play.   She was blessed by the loving care of Stefanie Gotshall, Juanna Uhrich, Tatiana Berryman, Michelle Boucher and Sherry Purdue.  This life was a better place because we were loved by her.

          Survivors include her three sons, Joseph E. Dague, Kewanna, James Dague and wife Peggy, Kewanna, and Jeffrey N. Dague and wife Lisa, Monticello; two daughters, Judy Uhrich and husband Robert, Kewanna, and Jean Galloway and late husband Jim, Hallesttville, Texas; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

          Along with her husband she was preceded in death by three brothers; three sisters; son John Robert Dague; and daughter June Louise Schuler.

          Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Metea Baptist Church with pastors Dave Sommers and William Cordes, and chaplain Scott Ellison officiating.  Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Gundrum Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at the church Wednesday.  Burial is at Metea Cemetery, Metea.

          Memorials may be made to Grass Creek Lions Club or Metea Baptist Church.

 

Evelyn Kowal

          Evelyn KOWAL, Hickory Creek of Rochester, died Monday at her residence.

          Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Stanley Samuelson

June 12, 1918-Feb. 13, 2011

          Stanley SAMUELSON, 92, passed away Sunday at Wynnfield Crossing, Rochester.

          He was born on June 12, 1918, to Oscar and Kittie Karr Samuelson.  He came to Rochester from Iroquois County, Ill., after graduation to work at the Armour Creamery which was then managed by his brother-in-law.  He married Anita Zimmerman on Oct. 15, 1940.  She preceded him in death in 1995.

          He was drafted by the U.S. Navy in May of 1944, and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II on the USS LST 867.  When he returned home from the war in May of 1946 he started his career with the Nickle Plate Railroad and worked for them until his retirement.  He loved sports and knew the standings of most teams in baseball, basketball, football and golf.  Pitching horseshoes was one of Stanley’s fortes.  With a flick of the wrist and an eye for the stake he was crowned as champion during a few area tournaments.  In his early years Stan enjoyed coaching Little League baseball.  More recently he could be seen in the stands as a fan, following the sports teams of his great-grandchildren.  He was an avid bowler but after his retirement found his true passion, playing golf.  Weather permitting, he played almost every day.  He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church.

          He is survived by his son Phil Samuelson; two daughters, Joyce Sroufe, and Judith Overmyer; seven grandchildren, two of who still live in Rochester, Sarah Daulton and Erin Leap; 12 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Jean Wilkinson and Frances Haines.

          Along with his wife he was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.

          Services for Stanley Samuelson are at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Maurice Grindle officiating.  Friends may visit with the family from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.  Interment is in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.  Graveside military rites will be conducted by the LeRoy Shelton American Legion No. 36 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 1343, both of Rochester.

          Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County or to Grace United Methodist Church.  Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.

          The family would like to thank Hope Hospice for their support, are especially grateful to the aides at Wynnfield Crossing and to his personal caregivers for their patience and kindness while trying to make Dad’s life easier the last several months.

 

Leslie R. Walters

Feb. 29, 1940-Feb. 12, 2011

          Leslie Roger “Frog” WALTERS, 70, 922 Arthur St., passed away at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, shortly after admission at 6:34 a.m. Saturday.

          Frog was born a leap year baby on Feb. 29, 1940, to John and Geneva (Heishman) Walters.  Growing up he shared his childhood with two brothers Lonnie and LeRoy.

          Frog was a proud member of the Rochester High School class of 1958.  Following graduation he ventured to Indiana University at Bloomington and attended classes when the call of patriotism beckoned him.  Frog answered the call and served during the Vietnam War with the U.S. Air Force.  During his seven-year stint he transitioned to the U.S. Navy and was a member of the highly touted Seabees.

          At the First Christian Church, on April 23, 1982, Frog wed his best friend and love of his life, the vibrant and beautiful Margaret “Marty” Mallock.  Together they shared nearly three decades of love, life and adventures.

          As a heavy equipment operator, Frog worked for the McMahan-O’Connor Construction Co. and managed some of its asphalt plants.  He also worked for a number of years with Burton Mechanical Contractors.  More recently Frog was employed at the U.S. Post Office, Rochester, for 27 years retiring on Feb. 22, 2002.  Serving the citizens of Fulton County, Frog was a commissioner from 2003-2006.  He was also a member of the Fulton County Republicans.

          Enjoying the social activities of the fraternal lodges, Frog was a member of both the Moose and Elks.  A nature lover, he held memberships with Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever.  Frog was a loyal member of the First Baptist Church.  He looked forward to the summer Sunday mornings on the threshold of God’s glorious altar, that included boat church near the Lake Manitou dam.

          Known for his creation of culinary delights, Frog was a magnificent chef.  Whether it was preparing Borscht, potato soup or roast, his skills were always appreciated.  He attained local fame being featured in The Sentinel Recipe Spotlight back in 1987.  Among his favorite recipes shared with readers were his now famous baked beans.  To relax, Frog enjoyed the music and lyrics of John Prine, while sharing his recliner with Mac.

          With great pride, Frog enjoyed caring for his lawn and vast colorful flower gardens that embraced their home.  Each spring he would introduce new specie of flowers and conscientiously planned so there were explosive bright colors blooming throughout the spring and summer months.  He also enjoyed feeding the domestic birds and observing their habits during the changing seasons.

          With an eye of a true artist, Frog enjoyed capturing life’s most memorable moments behind his Canon.  He kept all venues open, using a variety of subjects; still life, human interest and nature.  His favorite focus was his family.  From tracking victories of weight loss, holidays, and special celebrations to shooting action shots of the grandkids with their sporting activities Frog was there in the mix of things to preserve all of their special moments.  As the patriarch of the family, Frog loved and adored his wife, sons and grandchildren.  He was a terrific and a wonderful grandpa.  Frog was always there with them and for them putting their needs before his own.  He is remembered for his twinkling eyes, great smile and wonderful positive attitude that seemed infectious.

          Frog is lovingly remembered by his wife Marty; three sons, Jim an Amy Marrs and their children Adele and Ayden, Michael Marrs and his children Matt and Alexa, and John and Mindy Marrs and their children Taylor and Teagen;  Terry Conwell who was like a brother and wife Jeri; and his devoted canine companion, Mac, the Pom-Sheltie mix.

          Preceding him in death are his parents; two brothers Lonnie and LeRoy; and his precious son Patrick McNair Walters who passed away at age 5.

          A celebration of the life of Mr. Leslie Roger “Frog” Walters is at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.  Dr. Mark Spencer is officiating his services.  Burial will follow in Rochester’s IOOF Cemetery.  Friends may visit with his family at the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and an hour prior to his service.  Military rites will be accorded by the LeRoy Shelton American Legion No. 36 and the Manitou Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 1343, both of Rochester.

          Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the First Baptist Church, Rochester, or the American Heart Association.  Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to his family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.

 

Genevieve Wilkins

          Genevieve WILKINS, 91, Culver, died at 11:10 p.m. at her residence.

          Survivors include son, James A. Wilkins, Culver.

          There are no services or visitation.

 


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

 

James G. Davis

          James G. DAVIS, 80, 1025 Madison St., died Tuesday at Baptist Hospital East, Louisville, Ky.

          Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Betty L. Henson

Sept. 23, 1920-Feb. 14, 2011

          Betty L. HENSON, 90, 340 E. 18th St., and formerly of Akron, passed away at 8:35 p.m. Monday at Hickory Creek at Rochester.

          She was born Sept. 23, 1920, in Brazil, the daughter of Harry Hayes and Charlotte (Hipplehowser) Johnson.  On Dec. 29, 1943, she married Floyd E. Henson in Terre Haute.  He preceded her in death on Nov. 30, 1998.

          Betty was a homemaker and worked at several different secretarial jobs.  She graduated from Garfield High School of Terre Haute in 1938 and was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church.  Betty was a loving mother as she enjoyed keeping up with the activities of her children and grandchildren.

          Survivors include her two sons Stephen and wife Jane Henson, Galena, Ohio, and David and wife Melinda Henson, Macy; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother Harry Johnson, Michigan City; and sister Irene Plant, Terre Haute.

          Along with her husband, Betty was preceded in death by her daughter, Vicki (Henson) Shonk, and sister Jean Frazier.

          Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with the Rev. Brad Eckerley officiating.  Visitation is from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Burial is at Akron Cemetery, Akron.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County.  Online condolences may be sent to www.hartzler-funeralhome.com.

 

Evelyn I. Kowal

          Evelyn Irene KOWAL, 95, 340 E. 18th St., died at 7:06 p.m. Monday at Hickory Creek of Rochester.

          Survivors include her son, Richard Kowal, Palisade, Minn.

          Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation one hour prior to the service.

 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

 

Lois Doud

          Mary Lois DOUD, 87, 1201 Jackson Blvd., died at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

          Survivors include her son, James Doud, Akron.

          Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home.

 

James. G. Davis

          James G. DAVIS, 80, 1025 Madison St., died at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Baptist Hospital East, Louisville, Ky.

          Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to service Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Byron P. Leininger

          Byron P. LEININGER, 83, 815 E. Rochester St., Akron, died at 10:03 a.m. Wednesday at his residence.

          Arrangements are pending at Earl-Love Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Friday, February 18, 2011

 

Geneva Beeson

          Geneva BEESON, 89, Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, and formerly of Etna Green, died at 3:25 p.m. Thursday at her residence.

          Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

 

James G. Davis

March 16, 1930-Feb. 15, 2011

          James G. “Jim” DAVIS, 80, 1025 Madison St., passed away at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Baptist Hospital East, Louisville, Ky.

          He was born on March 16, 1930, in South Bend, the son of James Albert and Mary Davis.  Jim grew up in South Bend while spending his early summer years with his relatives in the Tiosa (Fulton County) area.  He graduated from South Bend Riley High School and served his country in the U.S. Air Force.  He was stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, La., serving with the 307th squadron in South Korea and Taiwan.  After his military service, Jim attended and graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science in 1956.

          He was married for 25 years to Delores “Dee” McCrory.  Together they raised four children, David Davis, Yorba Linda, Calif., Steven Davis, Granada Hills, Calif., Susan and husband Rick Grounds, Mukilteo, Wash., and George and wife Cara Davis, Louisville, Ky.  He worked as a comptroller for Weyerhaeuser in Indiana, Washington, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Alaska.  His second marriage of 10 years was to Lysbeth “Betsy” Graser.  When Jim retired they moved to Rochester in 1988.  Jim fell in love again and married Kaleen Krom of Rochester on Oct. 23, 2010, and she survives.

          Jim was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Kiwanis, Alaska Notre Dame Alumni Club, and enjoyed hunting mushrooms, listening to Rush Limbaugh, fishing, nature, reading, traveling, meeting new people and had a strong faith in his country.  He was a kind man with a strong character for honesty and integrity.  He was loved by many people who knew him.

          Surviving along with his wife and four children are seven grandchildren, Dave and wife Kristy Huffman, Orange County, Calif., Jennifer Celentano, Orange County, Calif., Chris Grounds, Seattle, Wash., Whitney Grounds, Los Angeles, Calif., Amber Grounds, Los Angeles, Calif., Alex Davis, Louisville, Ky., and Oliva Davis, Louisville, Kr.

          He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Mavis Turnock; and grandson Jonathan Huffman in 2009.

          Memorial services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Bros Funeral Home, Rochester, with Dr. Mark Spencer officiating.  Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Education Scholarship fund or the Rochester Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.  Online condolences may be sent to zimmermanbros@rtcol.com.

 

Lois Doud

Jan 6, 1924-Feb. 16, 2011

          Mary Lois DOUD, 87, 1201 Jackson Blvd., passed away at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

          She was born in Kewanna on Jan. 6, 1924, the daughter of Samuel and Icy Garst Lamb.  She grew up as one of seven children sharing her childhood with four sisters and two brothers.  Lois graduated with the class of 1942 from Kewanna High School, and had lived most of her life in Fulton County.

          On Oct. 17, 1943, Lois and Gerald E. Doud were married in Kewanna.  Their marriage of 44 years produced two sons, Richard and James.  Over the years, Lois and Gerald operated a dairy farm overseeing a fine herd of holsteins.  They farmed wheat, soybeans and corn.  Lois was focused on caring for the boys, vital book keeping of the farms records and of course preparations of the delicious meals for hired hands during the harvest and planting seasons.

          Lois enjoyed volunteering and was a dedicated member of the Woodlawn Hospital Gray Ladies and the Fulton County Council on Aging RSVP for many years.  A devoted member of the lodges, Lois was always in the thick of things at the Eagles, Moose and the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary.  She was a loyal member of the Talma United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.  As a homemaker she enjoyed the friendships of Talma Home Ec Club.  She was a faithful party member to the Republican Women.

          Enjoying travel, Lois has visited all 50 states with Branson, Mo., being her favorite destination.  Winter brought the crimson and cream to the hardwoods.  Lois would always be in her favorite recliner cheering wildly for the IU basketball team, especially during the Bobby Knight era.  She and friend Bettye King once wandered Assembly Hall and were photographed courtside with a couple of their favorite players, following another victory.  Lois is remembered for the preparations of the family feasts at the holidays and special occasions.  She was best known for her beef and noodles and a variety of pies.  As the matriarch to four generations, she was a proud grandma to her grandchildren and the great-grandchildren, always supporting all of their endeavors.

          Lois is lovingly remembered by her son, James Doud and wife Bonnie Akron; six grandchildren, Rickell Kline and husband Duane, Claypool, Tim Doud and wife Misti, Plymouth, Jenny Nelson and husband Todd, Claypool, Rhonda Ramsey and husband Aaron, Akron, Jamie Yates and husband Jeremy, Kendallville, and Matthew Doud, Akron; seven great-grandchildren, Kara, Kendra and Kaleb Kline, Grant and Sidney Nelson; and Katie and Ellie Doud; sister-in-law Tilly Lamb, Kewanna; and several nieces and nephews.

          She was preceded in death by her parents; husband on Dec. 19, 1987; son Richard Doud in 1971; four sisters, Dorothy Chizum, Isabel Brockey, Mildred Brockey, and Bernice Falconer; and two brothers, Frank and Marion Lamb.

          A celebration of the life of Mary Lois Doud is at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester with the Rev. Duane Kline officiating.  Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.  Interment is in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.

          Memorials may be made to the Talma United Methodist Church or Hope Hospice of Fulton County.  Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.

 

Byron P. Leininger

Sept. 26, 1927-Feb. 16, 2011

          Byron P. LEININGER, 83, lived at 815 E. Rochester St., Akron, since 1958, passed away at 10:03 a.m. Wednesday at his residence.

          He was born on Sept. 26, 1927, the son of Ralph and Gretchen (Paschall) Leininger.  On Dec. 28, 1948, Byron married Virginia Harkins in Rochester.

          Byron spent all of his life in the Akron area, graduating from Akron High School in 1945.  He owned and operated the Akron Locker Plant, going to work for his father there in 1946.  Byron incorporated the business in 1975 renaming it Leininger and Sons Meat Packers.  He retired in 1991.  Byron served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947 and was honorably discharged as a Corporal on July 31, 1947.  He was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church.

          Surviving Byron are his son, Greg V. Leininger and wife Janet, Wabash; daughter Anne A. Dietrich and husband Jay, Highland Park, Ill.; brother David Harkins and wife Margaret, Sellersburg; four grandchildren, Alexis Young and husband Gary, North Manchester, Ian Leininger, Wabash, and Atticus and Emily Dietrich, both of Highland Park, Ill.; two stepgrandchildren, Michael and Ashley McGriff, Wabash; and great-grandchild Lincoln Young North Manchester.

          He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Virginia who died on Aug. 26, 2010; son Scott Leininger; and brother Robert Leininger who died in 1981.

          A public visitation is from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. followed by the memorial service Saturday at Earl-Love Funeral Home, 811 E. Rochester St., Akron, with the Rev. Mimi Tucker of Akron United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial is at Akron Cemetery, Akron.  Full military rites will be conducted by the U.S. Army.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County, P.O. Box 621, Rochester, IN 46975.  Online condolences may be sent to earlovefh@gmail.com.

 

Paul Triplet

          Paul TRIPLET, 78, Culver, died Thursday at St. Joseph Regional Medial Center, South Bend.

          Arrangements are pending at Odom Funeral Home, Culver.

 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

 

Geneva J. Beeson

Aug. 4, 1921-Feb. 17, 2011

          Geneva J. BEESON, 89, Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, and formerly of Etna Green, passed away at 3:25 p.m. Thursday at her residence.

          She was born on Aug. 4, 1921, in Kosciusko County, the daughter of Isaac and Vida (Stuckey) Horn.  On Jan. 3, 1942, she married James B. Beeson in Mentone.  He preceded her in death on April 5, 2002.

          Geneva graduated from Mentone High School in 1939 and was a homemaker.   She was a member of the Harrison Center Church where she played the piano.   She loved to crochet.

          Survivors include her son, Larry and wife Tana Beeson, Bremen; grandson Ryan and wife Catherine Beeson, Noblesville; three great-grandsons, Nicholas, Jacob and Andrew Beeson; and a brother, Eldon Horn, Warsaw.

          Along with her husband, preceding her in death were her three brothers, Wilson, Scott and Owen Horn; and two sisters, Esther Sarber and Gaynell Crieghton.

          Services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, with the Rev. Larry Goss officiating.  Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Burial is at Harrison Center Cemetery, Etna Green.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Potawatomi Park and the Harrison Center Church.   Online condolences may be sent to www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com.

 

Anthony P. Burnham

          Anthony P. BURNHAM, 46, 10870 E. 900 South, Monterey, died at 5:59 p.m. Thursday at his residence.

          Arrangements are pending at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Byron P. Leininger

Sept. 26, 1927-Feb. 16, 2011

          Byron P. LEININGER, 83, who lived at 815 E. Rochester St., Akron, since 1958, passed away at 10:03 a.m. Wednesday at his residence.

          He was born on Sept. 26, 1927, the son of Ralph and Gretchen (Paschall) Leininger.  On Dec. 28, 1948, Byron married Virginia Harkins in Rochester.

          Byron spent all of his life in the Akron area, graduating from Akron High School in 1945.  He owned and operated the Akron Locker Plant, going to work for his father there in 1946.  Byron incorporated the business in 1975 renaming it Leininger and Sons Meat Packers.  He retired in 1991.  Byron served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947 and was honorably discharged as a corporal on July 31, 1947.  He was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church.

          Surviving Byron are his son, Greg V. Leininger and wife Janet, Wabash; daughter Anne A. Dietrich and husband Jay, Highland Park, Ill.; a brother David Harkins, Sellersburg; four grandchildren, Alexis Young and husband Gary, North Manchester, Ian Leininger, Wabash, and Atticus and Emily Dietrich, both of Highland Park, Ill.; two stepgrandchildren, Michael and Ashley McGriff, Wabash; and great-grandchild Lincoln Young, North Manchester.

          He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Virginia who died on Aug. 26, 2010; son Scott Leininger; and a brother Robert Leininger who died in 1981.

          A public visitation is from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. followed by the memorial service today at Earl-Love Funeral Home, 811 E. Rochester St., Akron, with the Rev. Mimi Tucker of Akron United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial is at Akron Cemetery, Akron.  Full military rites will be conducted by the U.S. Army.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County, P.O. Box 621, Rochester, IN 46975.  Online condolences may be sent to earlovefh@gmail.com.

 

Charles T. Saxe

Oct. 31, 1926-Feb. 18, 2011

          Charles T. SAXE, 84, 1270 W. Olson Road, passed away at 2:45 a.m. Friday at his residence.

          He was born on Oct. 31, 1926, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Edmond and Edith (Humphries) Saxe.  On Feb. 12, 1949, in Chicago, he married Cornelia M. Murphy.   She preceded him in death on Oct. 23, 2002.

          He was a World War II veteran serving with the U.S. Army.  Mr. Saxe was an office service manager for McGill Manufacturing, Valparaiso, retiring after 17 years there.  He was a member of the Valparaiso American Legion, the Moose Lodge and had attended the First Presbyterian Church, Rochester.

          Survivors include his daughter, Laura Saxe and companion Don DuBois, Rochester; son Ralph E. and wife Tammy Saxe, Harrodsburg, Ky.; nine granddaughters; 12 great-grandchildren; sister Betty E. Nixon, Sun City West, Ariz.; and two brothers, Richard and wife June Saxe, Toledo, Ohio, and Robert and wife Peggy Saxe, Prescott, Ariz.

          He was preceded in death by his parents; son Jerry R. Saxe; two brothers; and one sister.

          Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Graceland Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel, Valparaiso, with the Rev. Paul Nye officiating.  Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service at the cemetery chapel.  Arrangements were entrusted to Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

          Online condolences may be sent to zimmermanbros@rtcol.com.

 

Monday, February 21, 2011

 

No Paper – Holiday

 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

 

Wilma J. Blubaugh

June 29, 1926-Feb. 18, 2011

          Wilma Jean “Jeanie” BLUBAUGH, 84, a Baker Street resident, Plymouth, died at 5:20 p.m. Friday.

          Jeanie was born in Argos, on June 29, 1926, the daughter of Donald and Cora (Andrews) Calhoun.  She married Raymond Blubaugh on June 29, 1947, in Plymouth.  Raymond died on Jan. 9, 1998.

          She graduated from Argos High School.  Jeanie was employed as a secretary for 20 years at the Divine Heart Seminary.  She also worked at The Pilot News and at Ancilla College.  She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and a charter member of Beta Sigma Phi in Plymouth, joining in 1949.

          Jeanie is survived by two sons, Mark A. (Darlene) Blubaugh and Michael R. (Sharon) Blubaugh; four grandchildren, Kelsey (Bryan) Bell, Danielle (Matt) Gantz, Jennifer (Stephen) Guriel, all of Plymouth, and Jeremy Blubaugh, Minneapolis, Minn.; three great-grandchildren, Tynley and McKoy Gantz, both of Plymouth, and Carter Guriel, Plymouth; two brothers, Richard Calhoun and Charles (Jennifer) Calhoun, both of Argos; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

          Along with her husband Jeanie was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Don and Robert Calhoun.   

          Funeral services for Jeanie are at 11 a.m. today at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 North Michigan St., Plymouth, with the Rev. William Kummer officiating.  Visitation with the family is one hour prior to the funeral services today.  Entombment follows in the New Oakhill Mausoleum.

          Memorial gifts in Jeanie’s name may be made to the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, 112 S. Center St., Plymouth, IN 46563 and St. Michael Church, 611 N. Center St., Plymouth, IN 46563.  Letters of condolence and the sharing of memories may be sent to the family via www.johnson-danielson.com.

 

Anthony P. Burnham

          Anthony P. BURNHAM, 46, 10870 E. 900 South, Monterey, died at 5:59 p.m. Thursday at his residence.

          Survivors include his daughter, Amanda Mathews, Florida; father Phillip Binion, Culver; mother Janice Gumm, Tennessee; six brothers, Kenneth Binion, Kentucky, Mark Binion, Arkansas, Timothy Binion, Knox, Harold Teetz, Ohio, Pete Rozinsky, Ohio, and Charles McNear, Ohio and two sisters, Teresa McClellan, Knox, and Rebecca Binion, Walkerton.

          Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ, Argos, with visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church.  Arrangements are pending at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Ruth Filley

          Ruth FILLEY, 79, Rochester, died at 1:50 a.m. Sunday at her residence.

          Survivors include her two daughters, Vickie Hubner, Warsaw, and Brenda Rinkenberg, Plymouth; three sons, Donnie Gaut, Nappanee, John Gaut, Milford, and Mark Gaut, Wakarusa; and two sisters, Betty Chokey, Nappanee, and Carman Bickman, Rochester.

          Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.  Visitation is two hours prior to service at the funeral home.

 

Mary E. Hudkins

          Mary E. HUDKINS, 96, 9268 W. 100 North, Bruce Lake Station, Kewanna, died at 2:56 a.m. Saturday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

          Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lake Bruce Cemetery, Kewanna.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Richard C. McCoige

          Richard C. McCOIGE, 73, 4318 Octagon Square, Fort Wayne, died at 11:15 p.m. Friday at Palmeras Alf Care Center, Sun City, Ariz.

          Survivors include his wife, Sally A. McCoige, Fort Wayne; three daughters, Sandy Dollman, Peoria, Ariz., Jackie Greenwell, Tucson, Ariz., Terry McCoige, Montrose, Colo.; a brother, Robert McCoige, Goshen; and a sister, Jean Bystri, North Carolina.

          Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with visitation from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

C. William Merley

Jan. 3, 1927-Feb. 19, 2011

          C. William “Bill” MERLEY, 84, 9608 E. Division Road, Akron, passed away at 12:45 p.m. Saturday at Vibra Hospital, Fort Wayne.

          He was born on Jan. 3, 1927, in Akron, the son of Dewey S. and Gladys (Arter) Merley.  On May 4, 1947, Bill married Catherine J. (Sands) Merley in Silver Lake, and she survives.

          Bill retired after 33 years from Batesville Casket Co., where he was the manager of the Batesville Customer Service Center in Warsaw.  In his earlier years he was an independent truck driver and a lifetime farmer.  After Akron High School, Bill joined the Merchant Marine Corps serving during World War II.  He was a member of the Fulton County Historical Power Association.

          Along with his wife survivors include his four sons, William “Bill” Merley Jr., Indianapolis, John and wife Donita Merley, Akron, Mark and wife Sherry Merley, Akron, and Brent Merley, Akron; a sister, Mary Irene Rager, Akron; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

          Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with the Rev. Stan Owen officiating.  Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Burial is at Akron Cemetery, Akron.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 501 E. Arthur St, Warsaw, IN 46580.  Online condolences may be sent to www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com.

 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

 

Evelyn F. Meredith

Feb. 13, 1909-Feb. 20, 2011

          Evelyn Frances MEREDITH, 102, 424 Upper Lakeshore Drive, LaPorte, and formerly of Akron, passed away at 2:27 a.m. Sunday at LaPorte Hospital, LaPorte.

          She was born Feb. 13, 1909, in Lemont, Ill., the daughter of Henry and Flora (Crisler) Blesch.  On Aug. 13, 1931, Evelyn married Roy E. Meredith in Mentone.  He preceded her in death on May 18, 1996.

          Evelyn was a school teacher.  She taught at Franklin school in Kosciusko County for three years and also did home bound and substitute teaching in the Akron school system.  Evelyn was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church, the Akron Women’s Club and the Amicus Club.  She was a 1927 graduate of Beaver Dam High School and received her associate degree from Manchester College in 1930.

          Survivors include her daughter, Marcia and husband Leigh Morris, LaPorte; son John and wife Molly Meredith, Fort Wayne; four grandchildren, Meredith Morris, LaPorte, Merrianne and husband Mark Robison, Fort Wayne, Mark and wife Megan Meredith, Zionsville, and Curtis and wife Christine Morris, Indianapolis; and four great-grandchildren.

          Along with her husband, Evelyn was preceded in death by her sister, Grace Blesch; and a brother, Ralph Blesch.

          Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with the Rev. Harold L. Leininger officiating.   Visitation is from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Burial is at Akron Cemetery, Akron.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Akron United Methodist Church or to LaPorte Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 250, LaPorte, IN 46352.  Online condolences may be sent to www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com.

 

Mona Snook

          Mona SNOOK, 59, 2950 Bachelor Road, died Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne.

          Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

 

Mona L. Snook

          Mona L. SNOOK 60, 2950 Bachelor Road, died at 6:47 a.m. Tuesday at Select Hospital, Fort Wayne.

          Survivors include her husband, Phil Snook, Rochester; daughter Naomi Taulbee, Rochester; four sons, Scott Snook, Florida, Terry Snook, Reno, Nev., Eric Day, Fulton, and Philip Snook, Akron, Three sisters, Elnora Sayger, Rochester, Clymenia Halterman, Rochester, and Judy Kuhn, Rochester; and three brothers, Billy Tyler, Rochester, Paul Tyler, Rochester, and Jim Tyler, Rochester.

          Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 


Friday, February 25, 2011

 

Kay K. Lahman

          Kay K. LAHMAN, faithful servant of Christ, 73, died February 16, 2011

          Prior to her move to Malabar, Fla., she had been a longtime resident of Panama City.  Her culinary talents and gracious spirit will be missed.  She took pride in her home and pleasure in sharing it with friends and family.  Mrs. Lahman was a volunteer at Tyndall AFB pharmacy.

          She is survived by two daughters, Kimberly (Carol) Lahman and Pamela (John) Casey.

          Mrs. Lahman was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald L. Lahman, a retired Air Force veteran.

          Join Kim and Pam in a celebration of her life from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday as Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, 2403 Harrison Ave., Panama City, Fla.

          Memorial donations may be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).  Send checks to ASPCA, Attn:  Linda Tiramani, 520 Eighth Ave., seventh floor, New York, NY 10018 or to VITAS Innovative Hospice Care.

          Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.kentforestlawn.com.

 

Mona L. Snook

          Services for Mona L. SNOOK, 60, 2950 Bachelor Road, are now at 1 p.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

 

Saturday, February 26, 2011

 

No Obituaries

 


Monday, February 28, 2011

 

Timothy Estep

          Timothy ESTEP, 21, Bloomington, died Saturday at Monroe County Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Max. K. Waymire

Dec. 1, 1958-Feb. 26, 2011

          Max K. WAYMIRE, 52, 1478 S. 1325 East, Akron, passed away after an extended illness of Parkinson’s disease at 7:25 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

          He was born Dec. 1, 1958, in Peru, the son of Vernon M. and Martha E. (Karl) Waymire.  On April 22, 1977, he married Patsy (Flohr) Waymire in Akron and she survives.

          Max was a 1977 graduate of Tippecanoe Valley High School and an Akron resident since 1971.  He worked at Sonoco Products Co. in Akron from 1977 to 2003 when he retired.  Max enjoyed woodworking, which included making signs, cabinets and furniture.  He designed and built on to their home and enjoyed all animals along with his favorite cat, Mortisa.

          Along with his wife, survivors include his mother, Martha Waymire, Rochester; two brothers, Kurt (Brenda) Waymire, Akron, and Kerry (Deb) Glendale, Ariz.; brother-in-law Mark Flohr, Alexandria, Va.; and mother- and father-in-law, Ted and Carol Flohr, Akron.

          He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon in 2008; a brother, Michael, in Vietnam in 1970; and brother-in-law Tim Flohr in 1979.

          Visitation with the family celebrating the life of Max is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Earl-Love Funeral Home, 811 E. Rochester St., Akron.

          Online condolences may be sent to earllovefuneralhome@gmail.com.

 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

 

Gladys M. Daniels

          Gladys M. DANIELS, 61, 1535 E. Ninth St., died at 10 a.m. Monday at her residence.

          Survivors include her husband, James Daniels, Rochester; three daughters, Tamara Wolford, Pineville, Ark.; Sheila Robison, Rochester, and Wanda Hamilton, Warsaw; three sisters, Virginia Freeman, Jacksonville, Fla., Brenda Bradley, Talma, and Trina Cantrell, Jacksonville, Fla.; and four brothers, James Patrick Shell, Milton, Ky., Jack Shell, Pikeville, Ky., Robert Shell, Jacksonville, Fla., and Steve Shell, Madison.

          Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Marvin D. Engle

Dec. 17, 1925-Feb. 27, 2011

          Marvin D. ENGLE, 85, Kewanna, passed away at 10:27 p.m. Sunday at his residence.

          Born Dec. 17, 1925, in Rensselaer, he was the son of the late Dale L. and Cleo (Sanders) Engle.  On Nov. 4, 1950, he married Mildred M. Easterday at the Grass Creek United Methodist Church parsonage and she survives.

          He was a 1944 Indiana Harbor High School graduate and also a United States Navy veteran serving in World War II and the Korean War.  He formerly worked as meat department supervisor at Grissom Air Force Base retiring in 1985.  Marvin was also a former ambulance driver for Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester for five years, and former driver for Fred Allen Chevy and Buick in Winamac.

          He was a member of Kewanna Church of Christ.  He was a 50-year member of Kewanna Lodge No. 546 where he was Past Master and recently was a member of Rochester Lodge No. 79.

          Along with his wife he is survived by his two daughters, Karen Marie Lawson, Richmond, Va., and Kathryn Ellen Perkins and husband John, Greenwood; a sister, Bernice Engle, Lake Side; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

          He was preceded in death by one sister, Jane Caldwell.

          Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, 123 E. Main St, Kewanna, with visitation from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and also one hour prior to the service Thursday.  A Masonic memorial service is at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  The Rev. Scott Meneely is officiating and burial with military rites is at Citizens IOOF Cemetery, Kewanna.

          Online condolences and tributes may be sent to the Engle family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

 

Timothy W. Estep

          Timothy W. ESTEP, 21, 2911 Julies Way Bloomington, died at 10:19 a.m. Saturday as the result of a motor vehicle accident.

          Survivors include his mother, Brenda Cook, Rochester; his father, Tim Cook, Ashland, Ala.; a brother, Ace Cook, Rochester; and son DeVon Estep, Kokomo.

          Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Howard R. Johnston

March 31, 1924-Feb. 26, 2011

          Retired Lt. Col. Howard R. JOHNSTON, 86, Clarksville, Tenn., died Saturday at Fieldstone Place Retirement Center, Clarksville, Tenn.

          He was born March 31, 1924, in Bruce Lake, the son of the late Ralph Valentine Johnston and Thelma Reed Johnston.

          Retired Lt. Col. Howard R. Johnston was retired from the U.S. Army after 23 years on active duty.  He was a combat veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam.  He was a Senior Aviator, qualified in fixed and rotary wing aircraft and the 44th certified Flight Examiner in the United States.  He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Vietnam Helicopter’s Association.  He was a member of the Jewish faith.

          Survivors include two daughters, Nicole (Herschel) Vance, St. Louis, Mo., and Jill (James) Gilbert, Clarksville, Tenn.; sister Sharon (Jim) Hiland, Glendale, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

          Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years, Pauline, and their son, Eric.

          No services are planned.  Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison St., Clarksville, TN 37040, is in charge of arrangements.

          Online condolences may be sent at www.nral-tarpley.com.

 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

 

Gladys M. Daniels

July 9, 1949-Feb. 28, 2011

          Gladys Marie DANIELS, 61, 1535 E. Ninth St. Lot No. 32, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 10 a.m. Monday at her home.

          Gladys was born in Prestonsburg, Ky., on July 9, 1949, the daughter of Luther and Beatrice (Powers) Shell.  Growing up she shared her childhood with five brothers and three sisters.

          On June 5, 1997, Gladys and James Daniels were married in Warsaw.  Together they shared a wonderful life for nearly two decades.  As a true country girl, Gladys enjoyed wearing her flip-flops or simply going barefoot during the summer months.  Summertime also brought warm afternoons and evenings and allowed her to sit on the porch while reading mysteries, novels and books of romance.  As a passionate garage saler, Gladys enjoyed snaring many deals of the day.  She added to her vast collection of knickknacks and bear collection.

          Gladys is lovingly remembered by her husband, James Daniels, Rochester; three daughters, Tamara Wolford and husband Leon, Pineville, Ark., Sheila Robinson and companion Dan Feeny, Rochester, and Wanda Hamilton, Warsaw;  six grandchildren, Jennifer Miller, Johnny Slone, Ben Robinson, Ron Webb, David Wolford, and Jessica Wolford; great-grandson Aiden Miller; three sisters, Virginia Freeman, Jacksonville, Fla., Brenda Bradley and husband Lawrence, Talma, and Trina Cantrell, Jacksonville, Fla.; four brothers, James Patrick Shell and wife Connie, Milton, Ky., Jack Shell and wife Joyce, Pikeville, Ky., Robert Shell, Jacksonville, Fla., Steve Shell, Madison; and favorite niece, who is like a daughter, Mary Scott and husband Bruce, Rochester.

          She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson Joseph Ray Webb; and a brother, Gregory Shell.

          A celebration of the life of Gladys Daniels is at 2:00 p.m. today in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Chaplain Jason See officiating.  Friends may visit with the family from noon to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Interment is at Silver Lake Cemetery.

          Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.

 

Timothy W. Estep

Aug. 16, 1989-Feb. 26, 2011

          Timothy Wade Sidney ESTEP, 21, 2911 Julies Way, Bloomington, passed away at 10:19 a.m. Saturday as the result of a motor vehicle accident.

          He was born in Birmingham, Ala., on Aug. 16, 1989, the son of Tim and Brenda (Estep) Cook.

          A lifetime Rochester resident, Tim was a member of the Rochester High School class of 2008.  Currently he was a freshman at the Indiana University Bloomington working toward a degree in general studies.  He planned to pursue a career in the field of nursing.

          A proud father, Tim adored DeVon Elijah, his 2-year-old son.   They shared a special bond sometimes being accused of being attached at the hip.  They took many walks on the IU campus.  Together they enjoyed Disney movies.  Tim’s favorite was “Tarzan.”  Tim cherished Jamie, his girlfriend, mother of DeVon and love of his life.  They also enjoyed watching movies and taking rides through the country while enjoying the sites.

          Timothy is lovingly remembered by his mother, Brenda Cook, Rochester; his father Tim Cook, Ashland, Ala.; a brother, Ace Cook, Rochester; girlfriend Jamie Steiner, Kokomo; son, DeVon Elijah Estep, Kokomo; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

          He was preceded in death by a brother, Jason “Sam” Estep.

          A celebration of the life of Mr. Timothy Wade Sidney Estep is at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Rev. Julius Cook officiating.  Friends may visit Thursday at the funeral home.

          Memorials may be made to the DeVon Estep Education Fund/PNC Bank of Kokomo.  Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to his family at goodfamily@rtcol.com

 

Alice Slaybaugh

          Alice SLAYBAUGH, 61, 940 Westwood Lane died at 5:47 p.m. Tuesday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

          Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Vivian L. Spence

Aug. 13, 1924-Feb. 28, 2011

          Vivian L. SPENCE, 86, Life Care Center of Rochester and formerly of Akron, passed away at 7:45 p.m. Monday at her residence.

          She was born Aug. 13, 1924, in Miami County, the daughter of Richard M. and Gertrude (Sunday) Gray.   On July 22, 1950, she married Wayne E. Spence in Akron.  Wayne preceded her in death on March 29, 2002.

          She had worked at Controls Inc., North Manchester, and also at the Rochester Walmart.  Vivian attended Olive Branch Church of God, loved to bake and was best known for her pies and pumpkin logs.

          Survivors include her brother, Bud and wife Shirley Gray, Akron; two sisters, Mary Ellen Wise, Warsaw, and Lois and husband Allen Woolley, Akron; and several nieces and nephews.

          Along with her husband, Vivian was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Katherine Benner; and five brothers, Cliford, John, Orville, Robert and Ed Gray.

          Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with visitation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Burial is at Akron Cemetery, Akron.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County.  Online condolences may be sent to www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com.

 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

 

L. Elaine Modglin

Jan. 13, 1937-March 1, 2011

          L. Elaine (Burton) MODGLIN, 74, Penrod Road, Muncie, passed away tat 2 a.m. at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie.

          She was born Jan. 13, 1937, in Eaton, the daughter of Lloyd and Irene Morgan.  On Sept. 12, 2002, Elaine married William Modglin in Muncie, and he survives.

          Elaine was a retired teacher and homemaker.  She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene-Forest Park, Muncie.

          Along with her husband, she is survived by two sons, Jerry (Kathy) and Don (Melinda); daughter Tiffany (Chad); three grandchildren, Melissa, Christy, and Kendrick; and great-grandson Caleb, all of the Rochester area; a brother, Dennis Morgan and family, Eaton; and a sister Sue (Mort) and family, Gaston.

          Elaine was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, a sister; her first husband, Harold Burton; and two granddaughters, Allisha and Kylie.

          Services are at 1 p.m. today at Church of the Nazarene-Forest Park, 2417 W. Eighth St., Muncie, with visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church today.  Burial is at Union Cemetery, Gaston.

 

Alice R. Slaybaugh

          Alice R. SLAYBAUGH, 62, 4940 E. Wood Lane, died at 5:47 p.m. Tuesday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

          Survivors include her husband, Donald Slaybaugh; two sons, Laron J. K. Slaybaugh and Christopher S. Slaybaugh, both of Rochester; four sisters, Erma Sue Stampler, Rochester, Martha Irene Haddix, Flint, Mich., Phyllis Carol Shayler, Flint, Mich., and Judy Annette Mullins, Jackson, Ky.; and a brother, Hershel “Buddy” Lynn Watts, Flint, Mich.

          Services are at noon Friday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the funeral home.

 

Eva Smith

          Eva SMITH, 89, 827 W. 13th St., died Wednesday at 6 a.m. at Life Care Center of Rochester.

          Arrangements are pending at Earl-Love Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Friday, March 4, 2011

 

Eva Smith

July 30, 1922-March 2, 2011

          (Martha) Eva SMITH, 88, Life Care Center of Rochester and formerly of Akron, when home to be with the Lord March 2, 2011, at 6 a.m.

          She was born July 30, 1922, in Magoffin County, Ky., the daughter of Tom and Alice (Hackworth) Adams.   On Dec. 17, 1938, Eva married Edgar Smith in Brainard, Ky.  She resided in Akron for 51 years.

          Eva was a lifetime member of the Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God, Silver Lake.  She loved to garden, sew and make quilts.  Eva always had a house full of children and grandchildren for Sunday dinners and all the holidays.  She always said she had room for one more.  Her life’s joy was her family.   “Thank you Mom for all the memories and being the perfect example.”

          Surviving are her 10 children, James Smith, Warsaw, Joyce Vance, Rochester, Janice (Gary) Howes, Salyersville, Ky., Ronnie (Linda) Smith, Burket, Russell (Rita) Smith, Akron, Sharon (David) Randall, Silver Lake, Lynda (Ted) Richard, Rochester, Michael (Julie) Smith, Akron, Lisa (Frank) Whitaker, Akron, and Keith (Sheila) Smith, Sidney; two sisters-in-law, Ruby Smith, Fairbank, Ohio, and Venus Jewel Sparks, Life Care Center of Rochester; 30 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

          She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Smith; daughter Joann Prater in 2010; two sons, Gary and Donald Smith; granddaughter Traci LeAnn Richard; grandson Darrell Wayne Howes; daughter-in-law Murline Smith; son-in-law Teddy Vance; a brother, Ortie Adams; and a sister, Icie Smith.

          Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God, 303 S. Jefferson St., Silver Lake, with the Rev. Frank Whitaker and Bishop Thomas Branham officiating.   Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the services at the church.  Burial is at Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Earl-Love Funeral Home, 811 E. Rochester, St., Akron.

          Memorial gifts may be given to the Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church.  Online condolences may be sent to earllovefuneralhome@gmail.com.

 

Clara M. Winegardner

          Clara M. WINEGARDNER, 84, Rochester, died at 10:37 a.m. Thursday at her daughter’s residence, Edmond, Okla.

          Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

 


Saturday, March 5, 2011

 

Frank C. Blameuser

          Frank C. BLAMEUSER, 81, Kewanna and formerly of Winamac, died at 2 a.m. Friday at his residence.

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

 

Bailey Moore

          Bailey MOORE, 14, Leesburg, passed away late Thursday night in her family home.

          Vivacious from birth, Bailey had a thirst for life like none other.  She was always on the run whether it be riding her bike outside, laying out by the pool or playing soccer for the Warsaw Wave travel soccer team.  Even as busy as her schedule was, Bailey always made time for homework and afterschool activities at Edgewood Middle School.

          After being diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in July of 2010, Bailey because a role model for newly diagnosed children with Leukemia.  While at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Bailey developed a close relationship with her doctor, Jodi Skiles, and all of her special nurses.  She showed great bravery and courage throughout her treatment right until the every end.

          Bailey is survived by her mother, Julia Moore; father Mark Moore; two sister, Jaime Costilow and Taylor Moore; brother-in-law Brandon Costilow; maternal grandmother Mary Lu Hall; paternal grandfather Herman Moore; family friend Doug Brovont; and faithful dogs, Lucy and Spite aka Beagle.

          Calling hours are Monday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eastlund Funeral Home, 7458 E. 1000 North, Syracuse.  A memorial service is at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Eric Ohman officiating.   Burial is at the Oakwood Cemetery at a later date.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Hospital for Children c/o Dr. Jodie Skiles of the Say Love Foundation.  Envelopes are available at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be sent to eastlundfuneralhome.com.

 

Richard B. Young

          Richard B. YOUNG Sr., 86, 13561 Stratford Place Circle, Fort Myers, Fla., died at 10:46 a.m. Feb.20 at Gulf Coast Hospital, Fort Myers, Fla.

          Survivors include his four sons, Richard Young Jr., Mark Young, Matthew Young, Michael Young; and two daughters Susan Siwa, Melissa Enrique.

          Services were Feb. 25.

 

Clara M. Winegardner

June 14, 1926-March 3, 2011

          Clara Mae (Clemans) WINEGARDNER, 84, Rochester, went to receive her treasure in heaven at 10:37 a.m. Thursday at the home of her daughter Judy Davis in Edmond, Okla.

          Clara was born in Fulton County to Mary V. (DuBois) and Merritt Clemans.  Mary Clemans, her mother, died in 1930 when Clara was 4 years old.  She was then raised by her aunt Ethel (DuBois) and uncle George Duey along with her cousins David and John Duey, who became more like brothers than cousins.  She was married June 22, 1946, to Wilbur O. “Boots” Winegardner who preceded her in death Feb. 5, 1996, just shy of their 50th wedding anniversary.

          Clara was a homemaker and public accountant.   She ran her income tax business for over 60 years.  She enjoyed catching up with each one of her clients as they arrived during the tax season.  Clara went to church during her childhood at the Mud Creek Chapel on Old U.S. 31.  She served on the board of trustees to preserve the chapel, cemetery, heritage and memories until her death.  After the chapel doors closed for worship, she because a faithful member of the Rochester Church of Christ.  Her love for God was evident her entire life.  Her prayer for her children and grandchildren was that they would love their God with all their hearts and strive to deepen that relationship.  Clara also loved flowers and birds.  Her yard was filled with a beautiful mix of irises, gladiolas, lilies, snap dragons, peonies, poppies and roses to name a few.  The plants and greenery served as a backdrop behind the many bird feeders around her house.  She would sit in her chair and watch the birds by the hour in her later years.  Her other interests include sewing, fishing, mushroom hunting, watching the Indianapolis Colts, gospel music and traveling.  Some of her excursions led her to Europe, Mexico, Canada and every state in this wonderful country of ours.  The standout trips she talked about most were the mission trip to Miskolz, Hungary, the motor home drive to Alaska, the breathtaking drive through the New England states in the fall, the annual trip on Mother’s Day weekend to Branson with her girls, sitting in the roaring waves of the Pacific Ocean in Hawaii, being blinded by the snow on the top of the Swiss Alps, and singing a gospel medley with her daughter, Judy, as they looped down the mountain road overlooking the Italian Riviera.  She had lots of stories to tell about her adventures and listening to those stories never grew old.

          When family and friends think of Clara Mae in the days, months, years ahead she will be remembered for the special touches that could only come from her homemade noodles; fudge in the fudge platter; ribbons on packages crunched just right; excitement in her voice when she found another missing puzzle to the family tree; homemade apple dumplings, potato salad like no other; the way she decorated the house at Christmas that exuded the most wonderful feeling of “home”; bringing neighbors, family and friends together for cocoa and carols at the chapel; the thrill at seeing her little wren come back to spend another summer with her; her collection of rain water buckets; her rich, wonderful alto voice that would make you stop just to listen; the Christmas greenery on the fireplace mantle all year; homemade strawberry and raspberry jam; but most of all she will be remembered for her sweet, giving spirit; the twinkle in her eyes; and a smile that would light up a room.

          Family was a very important part of Clara’s life.  Even when Clara and her brother, Dean, were separated to live with different relatives, she realized during those pivotal years that family was everything.   She loved those that were taking care of her but she longed for the family unit of her mom, her dad and her brother.  As Clara started her own family, there was never any question how important family was to her.  During the early part of her marriage, she was a caregiver to her bedridden mother-in-law and father-in-law until their deaths even as she was raising four small children.  Clara also moved her aunt Ethel Duey into her home and tended to her for many years until her death.

          She leaves behind her family who love and adore her; her cherished church family; her man, many friends; her lifelong neighbors; her classmates from the Fulton High School class of 1944; and her devoted tax clients of many years.

          Survivors include three daughters, Lana Blanchard, Albany, Janie and husband Sid Smart, Claremore, Okla., and Judy Davis, Edmond, Okla; sons Jack Winegardner and wife Debbie, Macy, nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

          She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Boots Winegardner; one brother, Dean Clemans; one half brother, Jay Clemans; one stepbrother, Leo Woodhouse; cousin David Duey; and great-granddaughter Megan Blanchard.

          Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Rochester Church of Christ, 520 E. Fifth St., Rochester, with Jim Dillinger and Michael O’Brien officiating.   Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Zimmerman Bros., Funeral Home, 1101 Jefferson St., Rochester.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.

 

Monday, March 7, 2011

 

Elizabeth A. Appleton

Jan. 14, 1958-March 5, 2011

          Elizabeth “Liz” Ann APPLETON went to be with the Lord Saturday after an extended battle with cancer while at home surrounded by the love of family and friends.

          Liz was born on Jan. 14, 1958, in Rochester to Donald and Jacquelyn Hagenbush.

          Her love of God was evident in her life, as well as in her fight with the disease, as she never gave up on living, fighting, or loving.  She never complained of the treatment or side effects from this terrible disease and always kept her witty sense of humor.  Her strength was visibly drawn from the Lord.  During her life she found true joy in helping others and putting them before herself.  Liz said, “You get the most joy by giving it.”

          Liz was a loving wife, mother and friend to many.  She was an active member at Olive Branch Church of God, Roanne, where she learned the meaning of the love of Christ.  She enjoyed being employed for many years at Four County Counseling Center, Logansport, as the human resources director.  Liz loved spending time with friends on her motorcycle, on the sandy beaches when traveling, or watching a sunset with those she loved.  Her love of life and the Lord is truly missed by those who were lucky enough to know her.  Live well, laugh often, love much.

          She is survived by her father, Don Hagenbush; husband Dave Appleton; a brother, Chris (Debbie) Hagenbush; son Brandon (Sarah) Appleton; and several extended family members as well as nieces and nephews.

          She was preceded in death by her mother and son, Chris Appleton.

          Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Olive Branch Church of God, 1 ½ miles east of Indiana 19 on 1200 North, with the Rev. Allen Barton officiating.  Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. Third St., Peru.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Christopher Appleton Memorial Fund.

 

Frank C. Blameuser

May 11, 1929-March 4, 2011

          Frank Christian BLAMEUSER, 81, Kewanna and formerly of Winamac, passed away at 2 a.m. Friday at his residence.

          Born on May 11, 1929, at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Ill., he was the son of the late Frank J. and Lucy (Tures) Blameuser.  On Oct. 6, 1959, he married Carolyn M. Call and she preceded him in death on July 30, 2010.

          Frank attended St. Peter’s Elementary School and Niles Township High School, Skokie, Ill.

          Frank was a U.S Army veteran serving in Korea from 1951 to 1953.  He purchased his first greenhouse in 1953 in Park Ridge, Ill., and his second greenhouse in Palatine, Ill., in 1963 where he grew carnations, mums and a variety of fresh flowers.  In 1973, Frank and his late wife Carolyn purchased the Winamac Floral Shop and operated it for over 20 years.

          Survivors include his four children, Frank M. Blameuser, Kewanna, Bernard A. Blameuser, Star City, Connie M. Smith, Winamac, and Cathie (Blameuser) Werich, Kewanna; a sister, Mary Jane Nichols and husband Cyril, Arlington Heights, Ill.; four grandchildren, Ozzy Blameuser, Kewanna; Arthur Smith, Winamac, Aaron Shelton, Monticello, and Isaiah Werich, Kewanna; two nieces, Cathy and Cyndi; and two nephews, David and John.

          Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Christian J. Blameuser; two sisters, Charlotte Tittle and Delores Walmer; and niece Linda.

          Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, 123 E. Main St., Kewanna, with visitation from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.  Burial with military rites will be performed at Highland Cemetery, North Judson.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice and/or American Parkinson’s Association.  Online condolences and tributes may be sent to the Blameuser family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

 

Patricia I. Harris

          Patricia I. HARRIS, 64, Olson Road, died at 7:20 p.m. Sunday at her residence.

Arrangements are pending at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Violet J. Shepard

          Violet J. SHEPARD, 85, Culver, died Sunday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver.

          Arrangements are pending at Odom Funeral Home, Culver.

 

Lynden Swanson

          Lynden SWANSON, 54, Rochester, died Monday at his residence.

          Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

 

Patricia I. Harris

Oct. 6, 1946-March 6, 2011

          Patricia “Pat” I. HARRIS, 64, 259 W. Olson Road, passed away at 7:20 p.m. Sunday at her residence.

          She was born on Oct. 6, 1946, in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Richard and Christine (Mathenay) Clark.  On Nov. 26, 1992, Pat married Robert “Bob” Harris in Cleveland.  She had lived in Fulton County since 1995, having come from Indianapolis.

          Pat worked at First Source Bank in Rochester and Argos for 10 years, retiring in 2009.  She was a member of Faith Outreach Center, the American Legion Auxiliary No. 36, Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary No 852, and the Literacy Coalition at the Fulton County Public Library, all in Rochester.  She was a 1965 graduate of John Hay High School, Cleveland, and attended Cuyahoga Community College.

          Survivors include her husband, Bob Harris, Rochester; two sons, Andre Husain, Cleveland, Ohio, and Kasib Husain and wives Tamika and Lisa, Cleveland, Ohio: two daughters, Tanya Cox and Lisa Harris; four sisters, Bertha McClellan and husband John, Corzetta Duncan and husband Harold, Lendora Mathenay, and Fannie Ashford; three brothers, Melvin Methenay, Harrold Methenay, and Stanley Methenay; 11 grandchildren, Amber Husain, Kadar Husain, Brandon Washington, Azhar Husain, Sumayyah Husain, Sama Husain, Rhyon Husain, Naseer Cox, Tasneem Husain, Qadeer Husain, and Andrea Husain Jr.; brother-in-law Clarence Harris; and several nieces and nephews.

          She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.

          Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cleveland Memorial Gardens.  Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 601 W. Edison Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545.  Electronic condolences may be sent to the family at memorials@earl-grossmanfuneral.com.

 

Phyllis M. Johnson

Sept. 22, 1923-March 7, 2011

          Phyllis Mae (Robbins) JOHNSON, 87, Twelve Mile, passed away Monday evening at Howard Regional Health Systems, Kokomo.

          Born Sept. 22, 1923, in Cass County, she was the daughter of the late Oran William and Ruth Hazel (Irvin) Robins.  She was married to Russell Eugene “Buck” Johnson on June 28, 1947, in Twelve Mile, and he preceded her in death in February 1976.

          She was an active member of Skinner Worship Chapel, near Twelve Mile.  She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Cass County and Indiana Retired Teachers, Colonial Dames, XVII Century, and the Society of Mayflower Descendants.

          After graduating from Twelve Mile High School, Phyllis attended Indiana University Bloomington where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.  She then returned to IU after teaching for several years to get her master’s degree in education.

          She retired in 1988 from Logansport High School having taught business education.  She began her career in teaching at Mays High School.  While in Rush County, she met the man that would become her husband and later moved back to her home town and began teaching at nearby Chili High School, which later incorporated into North Miami High School.

          Phyllis was a talented musician and enjoyed sharing her piano skills at church and with the Over-the-Hill Gang.  Phyllis was a very active member of the Twelve Mile community.  She wrote for many years for the Mile Post and was very active in recording the history of her family and Cass County.

          Survivors include her three sons, Robert W. Johnson and wife Gale, Carmel, Richard W. Johnson and wife Bobbi, Peru, and Thomas R. Johnson, Twelve Mile; and three grandsons, Benjamin T. Johnson, Fort Wayne, Christian R. Johnson, Kokomo, and Michael P. Johnson, Greenwood.

          She was preceded in death by two sisters, Wilma Rusk and Marilyn Faudskar; and brother William Robbins.

          Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Skinner Worship Chapel, near Twelve Mile, with the Rev. Tom Robbins officiating.  Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. before the funeral at the church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Arrangements have been entrusted to McClain Funeral Home.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital.  Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclainfh.com.

 

Martha L. Myers

          Martha L. MYERS, 82, Winchester, Tenn., formerly of Rochester, died at 8:24 a.m. Tuesday at the Willows at Winchester Care and Rehabilitation, Winchester, Tenn.

          Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

 


Violet Shepard

July 7, 1925-March 7, 2011

          Violet “June” SHEPARD, 85, Culver, passed away Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver.

          June was born on June 7, 1925, in Medaryville, the daughter of Harry and Mabel (Anderson) Byers, who preceded her in death.

          She is survived by three children, Linda Wheatman, Roy Shepard, and David (Carol) Shepard, all of Chesterton; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

          She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Shepard; son Ronald Wayne Shepard; daughter Tina Marie Shepard; sister Luella Mae Alkire; and brother Damon Eugene Byers.

          Services for June are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry Saunders officiating.   Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Odom Funeral Home, 104 E. Lake Shore Drive, Culver.  Burial is at Independence Cemetery, Medaryville.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Marshall County Humane Society.  Online condolences may be sent at www.odomfuneralhome.com.

 

Lynden E. Swanson

          Lynden E. SWANSON, 54, 1901 Sunset Lane, died Monday at his residence.

          He is survived by his daughter, Wendy Grover, Terre Haute; three sons, Lynden Swanson III, Claypool, Danny Swanson, Rochester, and Kenneth Swanson Mentone; mother Barbara Swanson; and two sisters, Barbara Reeves, North Webster, and Judy Lowe, Talma.

          Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester with visitation from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.

         


David R. Talbott

          David R. TALBOTT, 49, Kewanna, died Tuesday at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.

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

 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

 

Dean W. Flannery

July 9, 1958-March 8, 2011

          Dean Wayne FLANNERY, 52, Denver, passed away at 11 a.m. Tuesday at his residence.

          Born July 9, 1958, in Denison, Iowa, he was the son of Forest L. and Korleen (Dean) Flannery.  On June 18, 1978, in Peru, he was married to Deborah Lou Rogers, and she survives.

          Dean graduated from Madison-Grant High School in 1976.  He then joined the U.S. Air Force and proudly served until 1980.  Dean owned and operated MCM Machine Co. and Lanjax Trophies and Engravings, both of rural Denver.  He was a proud member of the NRA.  Dean loved animals and enjoyed taking care of his dogs and cats.

          Along with his wife survivors include his mother, Korleen Hall, Mapleton, Iowa; two sons, Donn Fredrick Whitenight and his wife Laura, Rochester, and Jason Scott Whitenight and wife Brenda, Kokomo; five grandchildren, Cheyenne, Dakota, Cherokee, Caitlyn and Emily Whitenight; brother Denis Flannery, Danbury, Iowa; Diane Gosch, Mapleton, Iowa; Deneen Schrank, Independence, Mo.; stepgrandmother Mary Lou Flannery, Springport; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

          He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

          Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Brad Eckerley officiating.  Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  The family invites friends and family to dress casually for the services.  Burial is at Westlawn Cemetery, Denver, with military honors provided by the Miami County Military Rites Team.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Rosie’s Rescues.  Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclainfh.com.

 

Robert D. Flenar

Oct. 14, 1928-March 9, 2011

          Robert D. “Bob” FLENAR, 82, 12427 W. Indiana 25, Mentone, passed away at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday at his residence.

          He was born on Oct. 14, 1928, in Mentone, the son of Seth H. and Mildred E. (Robbins) Flenar.   On July 26, 1947, Bob married Ellen Lee (Kesler) Flenar in Mentone, and she survives.

          Bob worked for Cargill Inc. at the Mentone Feed Division Plant.  Prior to working at Cargill he worked at Dirk Manufacturing, Warsaw, for 15 years.   He was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ and had been a member of the Highland Hills golf course and a 1946 graduate of Mentone High School.  Bob and his wife Ellen were avid Tippecanoe Valley sports fans being especially interested in the basketball program.

          Along with his wife survivors include his two daughters, Diane and husband Lanny Idle, South Whitley, and Lynn and husband Roger Bucher, Fort Wayne; two sons, Brett and wife Valerie Flenar, Akron, and Dan and wife Sherry Flenar, Columbia City; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sister Doris and husband Leslie Grubbs, Bourbon; and two brothers, Max and wife Linda Flenar, Etna Green, and Kay and wife Sue Flenar, Etna Green.

          Bob was preceded in death by three brothers, Don, Larry and Jerry Flenar.

          Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, with Billy Steele officiating.  Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Burial is at Mentone Cemetery, Mentone.

          In lieu of flowers Bob’s family request that donations be made to Mentone Church of Christ or Kosciusko County Home Care and Hospice.  Online condolences may be sent to www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com.

 

Martha L. Myers

June 17, 1928-March 8, 2011

          Martha Lou (Best) MYERS, 82, The Willows at Winchester Care and Rehabilitation Center, Winchester, Tenn., and formerly of Rochester, departed this life on Tuesday at 8:24 a.m. after an extended illness.

          She was born on June 17, 1928, to the late Robert Best and Doris (Gregory) Best in Martinsville.  She married Melvin “Jack” Myers and he preceded her in death.

          Mrs. Myers attended Manchester College, North Manchester, and had been an elementary school teacher teaching at Richland Center and Caston schools.  She had attended the First Baptist Church, Rochester, and had been a member of the Red Hat Society.

          She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Neff) Harris, Estill Springs, Tenn., where she resided before becoming a resident at The Willows; son Steve and wife Sherry Neff, Walkerton; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

          Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Dr. Mark Spencer officiating.  Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial is at the Greenlawn Cemetery, Greentown.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association or the American Cancer Society.   Online condolences may be sent to zimmermanbros@rtcol.com.

 

Glenn I. Rude

          Glenn I. RUDE, 69, 4918 Trails End Lane, Rochester, died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at his residence.

          Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Liberty Baptist Church, Rochester, with visitation from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Lynden E. Swanson

April 29, 1956-March 7, 2011

          Lynden Eugene SWANSON Jr., 54, 1901 Sunset Lane, passed away Monday at his home.

          He was born in Detroit, Mich., on April 29, 1956, to Lynden Eugene Sr. and Barbara Elaine (Grance) Swanson.  He was a lifetime resident of Marshall and Fulton Counties.

          Being intrigued with eagles, their flight and habits, Lynden enjoyed a vast collection that he amassed over the years.  He enjoyed fishing for blue gill and bass at lakes around our area.   With diversified interests in music his favorites were hip-hop, country western and rock.

          An avid Facebook fan, Lynden dept in tune with the latest, and especially enjoyed the challenges of the hidden object games.  His lifelong dream of owning a Mustang became reality in 2005 when he purchased a beautiful black “pony,” with white stripes.  Other times he could be seen cruising the streets in his 2002 blue Dodge Ram.  Lynden loved his children and adored his 13 grandchildren.  Life for him was all about family.

          Lynden is lovingly remembered by his fiancée, Mary Chapman; mother of his children and life long friend Terry Yeazel and husband Alan, Claypool; daughter Wendy Grover and husband David, Terre Haute; three sons, Lynden Swanson III and fiancée Amber Thomas, Claypool, Danny Swanson, Rochester, and Kenneth Swanson and wife Brandy, Mentone; mother Barbara Swanson; two sisters Barbara Reeves and husband Edwin, North Webster, and Judy Lowe and husband Loren, Talma; 13 grandchildren with another to arrive in November; special family friend Jamie Stratton, Nebraska,; numerous nieces and nephews; and red short haired dashound Minnie.

          He was preceded in death by his father; son Billy Joe Swanson in 1980; sister Carol Tendziegloski; and two nieces, Wendy and Cendy Reeves.

          A celebration of the life of Mr. Lynden E. Swanson Jr. is at 10 a.m. Friday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Daniel Davidson officiating.  Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.  He will be laid to eternal rest in the Athens-Hoover Cemetery.

          Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com

 

David R. Talbott

May 28, 1961-March 8, 2011

          David R. TALBOTT, 49, Kewanna, died at 11:17 a.m. Tuesday at the IU Medical Center in Indianapolis.

          Born on May 28, 1961, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Gerald and Ann (Jester) Talbott.  David was a 1979 Kewanna High School graduate.

          He worked at Lau Industries, Rochester for over 10 years. David was a member of the Church of the Heartland, Winamac, and the Eagles Lodge No. 852, Rochester.  He was a very involved square dancer and caller.

          Surviving are his parents, Gerald and Ann Talbott, Rochester; sister Barbara Campbell and her husband Bernie, Greenfield; and nieces and nephews, Annie, Sarah, Nathan and Kevin.

          He was preceded in death by grandparents, Pearl and Everett Jester.

          Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel, with pastors Jim Howard and John Duhnovsky officiating.  Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and also one hour prior to the time of the service Saturday.  Burial is at Citizens IOOF Cemetery, Kewanna.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Church of the Heartland, 890 E. Indiana 14, Winamac, IN 46996.  Online condolences and tributes may be sent to the Talbott family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

 


Friday, March 11, 2011

 

Glenn I. Rude

April 20, 1941-March 8, 2011

          Glenn I. RUDE, 69, 4918 Trails End, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at his residence.

          He was born on April 20, 1941, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Sylvan and Mabel (Galloway) Rude.  On Nov. 22, 2000, in Maywood, Ill., he married Robin D. Ausmus.

          Mr. Rude had been a computer analyst for the U.S. Tobacco Co. in Franklin Park, Ill. He enjoyed reading, puzzles, collecting matchboxes and hot wheels, trains, coin collecting, being on the river, and was an avid history buff.

          Survivors include his wife, Robin D. Rude, Rochester; three children, Tom, Arlington Heights, Ill., Dale, Logansport, Lori, Kokomo; four stepchildren, Anna, Carmel, Susan, Chicago, Ill., Michael, South Bend, and Amanda, Rochester; and 10 grandchildren.

          He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jim Rude.

          Memorial services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Liberty Baptist Church, Rochester, with the Rev. Todd Kauffman officiating.  Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

 

Nancy J. Howard

Oct. 28, 1938-March 8, 2011

          Nancy Jo (Ross) HOWARD, 72, Rochester, passed away Tuesday at Vibra Hospital, Fort Wayne.

          She was born on Oct. 28, 1938, in Knox, the daughter of the late Robert and Virginia (Sohne) Lock.  On March 14, 1992, Nancy married Harold Howard in Knox and he survives.

          Nancy worked for the Starke County Extension Office as a clerk.

          Along with her husband survivors include her daughter, Tracy Munsey, Rochester; sister Linda (Beech) Bailey, North Judson; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and stepdaughter Cheryl Howard, Charleston, S.C.

          Services are at 11 a.m. CST Monday at Braman & Son Memorial Chapel, 108 S. Main St., Knox, with the Rev. Art Good officiating.  Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. CST Sunday at the funeral home.  Burial is at Crown Hill Cemetery, Knox.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Nancy Howard scholarship fund.

 

Monday, March 14, 2011

 

Kathleen B. Kline

          Kathleen B. KLINE, 68, Culver, died at 12:20 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

          Survivors include her son, Donald Kline, Culver; and two brothers, Paul Ely, Crossville, Tenn., and Jim Ely, Argos.

          There is no visitation or services.   Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Joseph D. Mounts

          Joseph D. MOUNTS, 67, 506 Ohio St., died at 3:16 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

          Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Marion Price

Dec. 27, 1913-March 12, 2011

          Marion “Denzel” PRICE, 97, 400 W. Fourth St., was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away Saturday at 4:26 a.m. at home.

          He was born Dec. 27, 1913, to Earl and Ruth (Huffman) Price in Lynn.  He married Ruth Ann Fudge on Sept. 10, 1933, at Lynn Friend’s Church by the Rev. C. Pearson.  In 1932 he graduated from Lynn High School.

          A proud patriot, Marion was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Navy Sea Bees SC1C.  He served as the ship’s cook on LST 229 and was honorably discharged on Dec. 6, 1945.  Marion lived a long and colorful life working his first job at a grocery store in Lynn.  He then traveled about with his wife Ruth managing Grey Hound post houses.  After that he was a food manager for Szabo Food Service working in hotels, Chrysler Transmission Plant, Kokomo, and various hospitals ending his career at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

          He was a member of AARP, RSVP, and St. John John’s Lutheran Church.  Denzel and wife Ruth enjoyed wintering in Weslaco, Texas, traveling the U.S. visiting all 50 states.  They also enjoyed participation of the RSVP Senior Games in their retirement years.  Most of all Denzel enjoyed being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, the other loves of his life.

          Marion is lovingly remembered by his son, Dennis Price and wife Junette; three grandchildren, Gail (Pete) Karas, Lesley Krisher, and Jason Price, all of Rochester; three great-grandchildren, Joshua Norman-Price, Akron, Aubrey Price, and Austin Krisher, both of Rochester; brother Ret. Maj. Robert Price and wife Katie, El Cajon, Calif.; and countless nieces and nephews.

          Preceding him in death were his parents; wife Ruth; three brothers, Morris, Donald, and James Price; and a set of twin siblings.

          A celebration of the life of Mr. Marion “Denzel” Price is at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Jefferson and Fourth streets, Rochester, with the Rev. James Wasmuth officiating.   Friends may visit with his family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, and one hour prior to services at the church.  He will be laid to eternal rest next to his beloved wife Ruth at Willow Creek Cemetery near Fountain City.

          Preferred memorials may be made to Shop with a Cop or Hope Hospice of Fulton County.  Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to his family at goodfamily@rtcol.com

 

LaVera M. Utter

June 12, 1914-March 12, 2011

          LaVera M. UTTER, 96, 7431 W. Indiana 25, Mentone, and formerly of Athens, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Saturday at her residence.

          She was born June 12, 1914 in Fulton County, the daughter of Russel and Arlean (Morris) Walters.   On Sept. 3, 1993, LaVera married Wilbert R. Utter in Rochester, who preceded her in death on Jan. 4, 2004.

          She was a homemaker and traditional farmers wife.  LaVera had also been a cook at the Colonial Hotel and several other places around the Rochester area.  She had also worked at Hart Schaffner & Marx, Rochester.

          She was a member of the Talma United Methodist Church.  LaVera enjoyed the many great times she had while being a member of the Talma Home Ec Club.  She graduated from Talma High School in 1932, was a great seamstress and was known for her fine finish sewing.

          Survivors include her two daughters, Sue Curtis, Warsaw, and Luanne and husband Jim May, Columbia City; son Richard Utter, Mentone; 13 grandchildren; several great- and great-great-grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren.

          Along with her husband she was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, James R Utter who passed away in the Vietnam War, and Ronnie Utter; great-grandson Ryan Utter; one sister; and two brothers.

          Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, with the Rev. Joe Lampton officiating.  Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Burial is at Akron Cemetery, Akron.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Kosciusko County Home Care and Hospice, P.O. Box 1196, Warsaw, IN 46581.  Online condolences may be sent to www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com.

 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

 

Howard G. Albert

          Howard G. ALBERT, 61, Hibbard, died at 7:40 a.m. Saturday at his home.

          Howard is survived by his mother; Marjorie Albert, Hibbard; son Samuel Albert, Argos; daughter Nicole Albert, Argos; brother Norman Albert, Hibbard; and sister Boni Danner, Waukesha, Wis.

          Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at the Faith Baptist Church, Plymouth, with visitation from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Odom Funeral Home, Culver.

 

Marian C. Ballew

          Marian C. BALLEW, 87, 1234 Jackson Blvd., died at 9:05 p.m. Sunday at Hickory Creek of Rochester.

          Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

         

Timothy A. Brock

          Timothy A. BROCK, 52, Plymouth, died at 6:07 a.m. at Hospice House, South Bend.

          Survivors include his father, Eli Brock Jr., Culver; two sons, Ty Brock and Kyle Brock, both of Culver; three brothers, Marty Brock, Plymouth, Galen Moriarty, Bourbon, and Jack Moriarty, Argos; and sister Laura Fields, Hazard, Ky.

          Services are at noon Thursday at Odom Funeral Home, Culver, with visitation from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 


Joseph D. Mounts

June 6, 1943-March 13, 2011

          Joseph D. “Joe” MOUNTS, 67, 506 Ohio St., passed away at 3:16 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

          He was born on June 6, 1943, in Red Jacket, W. Va., the son of Dempsey and Amanda (Hartley) Mounts.  On Sept. 21, 1974, in Rochester, he married Kathryn L. Richardson and she survives.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

          Mr. Mounts retired from Rochester Iron and Metal Corp. after 30 years of service.  He had also been a motor route distributor of the South Bend Tribune newspaper.  He enjoyed fishing, camping, golf, playing poker and pool with his friends, flying lessons and spending time with his family.

          Along with his wife he is survived by his three children, Joseph Mounts, Rochester, Kim and husband James Hunt, North Manchester, Teresa and husband Clark Kline, Ike’s Fork, W. Va.; eight grandchildren; mother Amanda Mounts, Sarah Ann, W. Va.; brother Dempsey and wife Patricia Mounts; four sisters Alice and husband Billy Frye, Sarah Ann, W. Va., Rita Cinthole, Florida, Peggy Ciettello, Florida, Judy Mounts, Sarah Ann, W. Va.; and mother-in-law Phyllis Barrett, Rochester.

          He was preceded in death by his son, Mark Browning on May 17, 2000; his father; and grandmother, Rosa Hartley.

          Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Dewayne Cragun officiating.  Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to service at the funeral home.  Burial is at the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester, where military graveside services will be conducted by the Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts.

          Online condolences may be sent to zimmermanbros@rtcol.com.

 

James Priddy

          James PRIDDY, 68, died at 4:43 p.m. at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

          Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

 

Maurice Azbell

          Maurice AZBELL, 82, 229 E. 14th St., died at 10:48 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

          Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Marian C. Ballew

April 23, 1923-March 13, 2011

          Marian C. BALLEW, 87, 1234 Jackson Blvd., and long time resident of Lockport, Ill., passed away at 9:05 p.m. Sunday at Hickory Creek of Rochester.

          She was born on April 23, 1923, in Lemont, Ill., the daughter of George and Evelyn (Ott) Welter.

          Mrs. Ballew had worked as a dental nurse.  She was a former member of Homer Congregational Church and the First Congregational United Church of Christ both of Lockport, Ill.  She was active in Kings Daughters and Royal Neighbors in Homer Township.

          Survivors include her two sons, Ronald and wife Melanie Ziesemer, Rochester, Douglas and wife Rita Ziesemer, Culver; sister-in-law, Bonnie Welter; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

          She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband Robert Ziesemer; her second husband George Ballew; and four siblings, Eloise Anderson, Margaret Storm, Gloria Thatcher and Alvin Welter.

          Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Goodale Memorial Chapel, 912 S. Hamilton St., Lockport, Ill.  Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.  Burial is at Barnet Cemetery, Lockport, Ill.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.  Online condolences may be sent to zimmermanbros@rtcol.com.

 

Beverly A. Eakes

          Beverly A. EAKES, 70, 9481 Sycamore Drive, Delong, died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver.

          Survivors include her husband, Charles, Delong; daughter Louwanna Wilson, Kokomo; son John Reno, Buffalo; and two sisters, Marilyn Goff, Lake Station, and Judy Lange, Hart, Mich.

          Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation two hours prior to the service.

 

James A. Priddy

          James A. PRIDDY, 68, 948 Park St., died at 4:43 p.m. Monday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

          Survivors include his two daughters, Jamie Engel, Cedar Lake, and Tina Smado, South Chicago Heights, Ill.; son Jim Priddy, Cedar Lakes; sister Linda Frey, Illinois; and brother Marshall Priddy, Arkansas.

          Services are at 6 p.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

 

Barbara J. Allen

          Barbara J. ALLEN, infant, 4798 E. 500 North, Mentone, died at 4:45 p.m. Monday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

          Survivors include her parents Anisa Mousallmam Bradley, Mentone, and Ricky D. Allen, Pierceton; and 10 brothers and sisters.

          Private services were held.  Arrangements were entrusted to King Memorial Home, Mentone.

 


Maurice A. Azbell

          Maurice A. AZBELL, 82, 229 E. 14th St., died Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.

          Maurice is survived by his wife, Berdene, Rochester; two daughters, Trillia Gearhart, and Mila Barts; two sisters, Janet Ballinger, Rochester, and Ruth Green, Rochester; and three brothers, Wendell Azbell, North Vernon, Merrill Azbell, North Manchester, and Darie Azbell, Peru.

          Services are at 1 p.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.  A Masonic service is at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

 

Marian C. Ballew

April 23, 1923-March 13, 2011

          Marian C. BALLEW, 87, 1234 Jackson Blvd., and long time resident of Lockport, Ill., passed away at 9:05 p.m. Sunday at Hickory Creek of Rochester.

          She was born on April 23, 1923, in Lemont, Ill., the daughter of George and Evelyn (Ott) Welter.

          Mrs. Ballew had worked as a dental nurse.  She was a former member of Homer Congregational Church and the First Congregational United Church of Christ both of Lockport, Ill.  She was active in Kings Daughters and Royal Neighbors in Homer Township.

          Survivors include her two sons, Ronald and wife Melanie Ziesemer, Rochester, Douglas and wife Rita Ziesemer, Culver; sister-in-law, Bonnie Welter; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

          She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband Robert Ziesemer; her second husband George Ballew; and four siblings, Eloise Anderson, Margaret Storm, Gloria Thatcher and Alvin Welter.

          Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Goodale Memorial Chapel, 912 S. Hamilton St., Lockport, Ill.  Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Goodale Memorial Chapel.  Burial is at Barnet Cemetery, Lockport, Ill.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.  Online condolences may be sent to zimmermanbros@rtcol.com.

 

Robert Johnson

          Robert JOHNSON, 72, Grass Creek, died at 12:08 p.m. Wednesday at his residence.

          Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes, Kewanna Chapel.

 

Friday, March 18, 2011

 

Maurice A. Azbell

March 22, 1928-March 14, 2011

          Maurice A. AZBELL, 82, 229 E. 14th St., passed away Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.

          He was born in Twelve Mile on March 22, 1928, to Thurman and Lova (Snyder) Azbell.  Maurice was one of seven children growing up with two sisters and four brothers.  As a proud Flyer, he graduated from Akron High School in 1946.

          Following high school, patriotism beckoned him.  Maurice served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  During his stint in Korea he was wounded and was a recipient of the coveted Purple Heart.  Maurice returned stateside and married his best friend and love of his life Berdene Callahan on Sept. 8, 1953.  Their marriage of 57 ½ years produced two beautiful daughters, Trillia and Mila.  The family tree grew and added six grandchildren and three great-grandsons.

          As a signal man with the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad Co., Maurice was dedicated to the safe travel of trains for 29 years.  Transitioning to Conrail Co. he continued to work for 12 years, retiring after 41 years of devotion to safety.  A talented musician, Maurice mastered the organ, harmonica and guitar playing to his listeners all by ear.  He was a member of the Over the Hill Gang band and his brother, Merrill, and friend Marvin Dillman, with Maurice, composed the “3 Musketeers” band.  He was a loyal Masonic member for over 50 years of the F & AM Lodge No. 79, serving them in the earlier years as Past Worshipful Master.

          Camping at the Fair Oaks Campground on the shores of the Tippecanoe River was the setting where Maurice and Berdene enjoyed camping trips and fishing with Trillia and Mila.  Always with artificial bait Maurice enjoyed teaching the girls the finer points of fishing for pan fish and landing the catch of the day.  More recently Maurice enjoy the fresh air and soft breezes from his porch, strategically situated at 14th and Monroe streets.  He’d keep an eye on the daily traffic and always share a warm smile and wave from his favorite chair.

          Maurice is lovingly remembered by his wife, Berdene, Rochester; two daughters, Trillia Gearhart and husband Dennis, and Mila Barts; two sisters, Janet Ballinger, Rochester, and Ruth Green, Rochester; three brothers, Wendell Azbell, North Vernon, Merrill Azbell, North Manchester, and Darle Azbell, Peru; two grandsons, Cory Gearhart and Clinton Barts; four granddaughters, Lindsey and Caitlin Barts, Ashley Craft and husband Christopher, and Emily Gearhart; three great-grandsons, Hunter, Alex, and Derek Craft; and David Barts, father of grandchildren, Lindsey, Caitlin and Clinton.

          He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Harold Dean Azbell, in France during World War II.

          A celebration of the life of Maurice Azbell is at 1 p.m. Monday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Butch Troke officiating.  Friends may visit with the family from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home on Monday.  A Masonic service is at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.  Interment is at the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.  Military graveside rites will be conducted by the LeRoy Shelton American Legion No. 36 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 1343, both of Rochester.

          Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.

 

Sharon Reed

          Sharon REED, 57, 1530 Michigan Road, Argos, died at 8:56 p.m. Thursday at her residence.

          Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Ruth E. Scheffer

          Ruth E. SCHEFFER, 54, 8780 W. Olson Road, died at 8 a.m. Thursday at her residence.

          Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Saturday, March 19, 2011

 

Uno A. Johnson

May 26, 1923-March 17, 2011

          Uno Agard JOHNSON, 87, 1307 Lakeview Bend, passed away at 10:15 p.m. Thursday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

          He was born on May 26, 1923, in Veinge, Sweden, the son of John G. and Ester Johanson (Johnson).  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.  He married Doris Mae Scott on Aug. 12, 1945, in Highland.  She preceded him in death on Dec. 24, 1998.  On Sept. 22, 2000, in Rochester, he married Patricia (Kelly) Edington and she survives.

          Mr. Johnson retired as a machinist from Blaw-Knox Co., East Chicago, after 30 years of service.  He was an instructor at the Machinist Apprentice School in Chicago for many years.  He also operated a watch repair business, heating and cooling business and a home equipment repair business.

          In his youth he had been active in the Boy Scouts of America.  He had been a member of the Presbyterian Church for many years, and had attended Antioch Baptist Church and the First Baptist Church, both of Rochester.  He was active with Meals on Wheels and the Fulton County Literacy Coalition.  In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking, machine shop and watch repair.

          Along with his wife survivors include his three sons, Victor and wife Linda Johnson, Mount Pleasant, Mich., Les and wife Sue Johnson, Plymouth, and Peter and wife JoAnn Johnson, Orlando Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

          He was preceded in death by his brother, Oscar Johnson.

          Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Rochester, with Dr. Mark Spencer officiating.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, and one hour prior to service sat the church.  Burial is at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Online condolences may be sent to zimmermanbros@rtcol.com.

 

Betty J. Overmyer

          Betty J. OVERMYER, 82, Culver, died at 2:45 a.m. at her residence.

          Survivors include her son, Randy Overmyer, Plymouth; and daughter Carol Strang, South Bend.

          Services are at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Wesley United Methodist Church, Culver, with visitation from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Odom Funeral Home, Culver.

 

Sharon A. Reed

          Sharon A. REED, 57, 15310 Michigan Road, Argos, died Thursday at 8:10 p.m. at her residence.

          Sharon is survived by her husband, Michael Reed, Rochester; two daughters, Melissa Lance, Virginia Beach, Va., and Aimee Hrabosky, Mount Hope, W. Va.; parents, Don and Lorene Spice, Rochester; sister Susan Green, Warsaw; and brother Dennis Spice, Champaign, Ill.

          Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Mentone, with visitation from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, and one hour prior to the service in the church.

 

Ruth E. Scheffer

          Ruth E. SCHEFFER, 54, 8780 W. Olson Road, died at 8 a.m. Thursday at her residence.

          Survivors include her husband, Gary Lee Scheffer, Rochester; seven children, Nicole Hicks, Rochester, Lori Clinger, Rochester, Daniel Lee, Rochester, Jessie Hicks, Rochester, Bobbi Jo Scheffer, Rochester, Paul Scheffer, Florida, and Christopher Hicks, Florida; two sisters Kay Davis, Romulus, Mich., Diane Channels, Xenia, Ohio; and brother William Rayburn, Malta, Ohio.

          No services or visitation will be observed.  Arrangements were entrusted to Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Monday, March 21, 2011

 

Lillian M. Lawrence

          Lillian M. LAWRENCE, 76, Denver, died at 6:25 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne.

          Survivors include her three children, Kenneth E. Lawrence, Logansport, Patricia A. Sanai, Carmel, and Michelle K. Lawrence, Fort Wayne.

          Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Chili Cemetery, Chili, with visitation from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.

         

Sharon A. Reed

April 23, 1953-March 17, 2011

          Sharon Ann REED, 57, 15310 Michigan Road, Argos, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 8:10 p.m. Thursday at her home.

          Born in Rochester on April 23, 1953, Sharon was the daughter of Don and Lorene (Rhodes) Spice.  Growing up she shared her childhood with her brother Dennis and sister Susan.  As a proud Flyer, Sharon graduated from Akron High School in 1971.  She later earned her associate degree from Penn State University, qualifying her as a technician in dietary science.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mentone.

          On June 10, 1972, Sharon and Michael A. Reed were married in the Akron Church of God.  Their union of 38 years produced two wonderful daughters.  More recently seven grandchildren were added to the family tree.  As a homemaker, Sharon loved to cook, sew and garden.  She also liked to read and enjoyed bicycle rides with her family.

          As a dietary technician Sharon was the food service director for Rochester Community Schools for a number of years.  Her forte was teaching students information about the food pyramid and empowering them to assist with lunch planning during designated weeks.  Healthy snacks like ants on a log were interesting ideas she shared to help keep kids healthy with after-school snacks.

          Sharon is lovingly remembered by her husband, Mike, Argos; two daughters, Melissa Lance and husband Wayne, Virginia Beach, Va., and Aimee Hrabosky and husband Luke, Mt. Hope, W. Va.; seven grandchildren, Jaden, Kayleigh, Addie, Micah, Gabe, Judah, and Lilly; parents Don and Lorene Spice, Rochester; sister Susan Green and husband Rick, Warsaw; brother Dennis Spice and wife Linda, Champaign, Ill.; and mother-in-law Elvira (Reed) Romine and husband Gerald, Mentone.

          A celebration of the life of Sharon Ann Reed is at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the First Baptist Church, Mentone, with the Rev. Mike Wilhite officiating.  Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, and one hour prior to the service in the church. She will be laid to eternal rest in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.

          Memorials may be made to Leukemia-Lymphoma Society or Hope Hospice of Fulton County.  Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.

 


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

 

No Obituaries

 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

 

Burnetta C. Burns

July 13, 1933-March 21, 2011

          Burnetta Colleen BURNS, 77, Logansport, died at 8:35 a.m. Monday at Chase Center Nursing Home, Logansport.

          Born on July 13, 1933, in Cass County, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Ardell (Seward) Burns of South Bend and Lucerne.

          Survivors include her two cousins, Barbara Bedore, Estero, Fla., and Beverly Hoffman, South Bend, and their respective families.

          Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes, Royal Center Chapel, with the Rev. Kevin Drane officiating.  Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Burial is at Zion Cemetery, Lucerne.

          Online condolences may be sent at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

 

Stella L. Curtis

          Stella L. CURTIS, 67, 3740 20th Road, Tippecanoe, died at 4:52 a.m. Tuesday at Hickory Creek Nursing Home, Rochester.

          Arrangements are pending at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Roy W. Glentzer

          Roy W. GLENTZER, 91, 3022 E. 300 South, died Tuesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

          Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

 


Letcher O. Robinson

          Letcher O. ROBINSON, 97, Brownsburg, and formerly of Kewanna, died at 5:15 a.m. Tuesday at Brownsburg Health Care Center.

          Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes, Kewanna Chapel.

 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

 

Stella L. Curtis

Sept. 29, 1943-March 22, 2011

          Stella L. CURTIS, 67, 3740 20th Road, Tippecanoe, passed away at 4:52 a.m. Tuesday at Hickory Creek at Rochester.

          She was born Sept. 29, 1943, in Hasting, Minn., the daughter of Lee and Edna (Tanney) Glasby.  She was married to Robert Roy Cutis, who preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 1987.  She had lived in the Argos community for the last 35 years, having come from Gary.  Stella was a homemaker.

          Survivors include two sons, Robert Curtis Jr. and wife Teresa, Nappanee, and David Lee Curtis, Bourbon; two brothers, Henry Glasby, and Paul Glasby; six sisters, Suzie Riley, Lucy Balster, Vicky Dahlstron, Sylivia Glasby, Gloria Burr, and Lorane Osmera; and four grandchildren.

          Along with her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and three sisters.

          Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos, with the Rev. Rob Mace of the First Baptist Church of Argos officiating.  Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 30 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2015, Chicago, IL 60602.  Electronic condolences may be sent to the family at mermorials@ear-grossmanfuneral.com.

 

Charles H. Feidner

          Charles H. FEIDNER, 73, Kewanna, died at 12:47 p.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

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

 

Roy W. Glentzer

          Roy W. GLENTZER, 91, 3022 E. 300 South, died Tuesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

          Survivors include his daughter, Tracy S. Lewis, Rochester; and son David Glentzer, Lacoochee, Fla.

          Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.

 

Letcher O. Robinson

April 30, 1913-March 22, 2011

          Letcher O. ROBINSON, 97, Brownsburg, passed away at 5:15 a.m. Tuesday at Brownsburg Health Care Center.

          Born on April 30, 1913, in Delong, he was the son of the late Letcher A. and Nora (Deck) Robinson.  On Dec. 1, 1968, he married Mary E. Rose in Kewanna and she preceded him in death on May 29, 2002.

          He was a 1931 Leiters Ford High School graduate and a U.S. Army veteran.  Letcher formerly owned and operated Capitol City Construction Co., Indianapolis.  He was a former member of the Order of Odd Fellows in Indianapolis.

          Survivors include his two children, Sandra (Sandy) Petree, Wyoming, and Darryl Robinson, Kentucky; stepson Roger Medford, Indiana; brother Bill Robinson, Indiana; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

          Along with his wife he was preceded in death by his two daughters, Claudia Dickerson and Donna Kay Owens, and six sisters.

          Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes, Kewanna Chapel.  Burial is at Leiters Ford IOOF Cemetery at a later date.

          Online condolences and tributes may be sent to the family at www.harrison-metzger.com.

 

Friday, March 25, 2011

 

Roy W. Glentzer

Aug. 31, 1919-March 22, 2011

          Roy W. GLENTZER, 91, 3022 E. 300 South, passed away Tuesday at Life Care Center of Rochester where he’d been a patient for a few days.

          He was born in Rapid City, Mich., on Aug. 31, 1919, to Winfield and Edith (Liggitt) Glentzer.  Growing up he was one of seven children sharing his childhood with five sisters and a brother.

          Following his high school years, Roy answered the call of patriotism and served our country with the U.S. Army during World War II.  He served as a diesel mechanic and also was a member of the infantry.  He was awarded a Bronze Star, World War II Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, and a Good Conduct Medal.  Earning the designation of Sergeant, Roy concluded his stint with the 1458th Engineer Maintenance Company and was honorably discharged on Dec. 28, 1945.

          Returning home he married Dorothy Anne Cotton.  As a young lady of 46, she was tragically killed in an automobile accident.  He later married Betty Gleane Lowe, who preceded him on Jan. 3, 2009.  Roy’s memberships include the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Manitou Moose Lodge No. 1107, LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post No 36, and the Manitou Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 1343.

          As a master mechanic, Roy kept all of the earthmovers, bulldozers and other heavy equipment operating to perfection for the McMahan-O’Connor Construction Co.  During moments of down time, Roy’s creativity and inventive nature shone through as he perfected modifications for the machinery, later patented by McMahan-O’Connor.  At home he created a three-wheeled crane that was used to help him with domestic projects.  He perfected a raking system for the yard that spanned nearly 12 feet, and a hook up for two riding mowers cutting the mow time in half.  A true artist with a welding torch, Roy’s inventive dreams became reality.  He was also called on to create and problem solve for local aviators.

          Roy is lovingly remembered by his daughter, Tracy S. Lewis, Rochester; son David Glentzer, Lacoochee, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Patricia Quier, Rochester, and Kitty Kesler and husband Jim, Rochester; 12 grandchildren; five plus several more great-grandchildren; and canine companion Jake, a Shih Tzu.

          Along with his wives he was preceded by his parents; two daughters Lorraine Hunter and Sue Miller; five sisters, Mary Bechdolt, Treva Teel, Marie Spahr, June Grogg, and Donna Hunt; and brother Darrell Glentzer.

          A celebration of the life of Mr. Roy W. Glentzer is at 10 a.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Larry Pyeatt officiating.  Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.  Interment is at Athens-Hoover Cemetery, Athens.  Military graveside rites will be accorded by the LeRoy Shelton American Legion No. 36 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 1343.

          Preferred memorials may be made to the Eagles Lodge.  Electronic expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.

 

Mary A. Cox

July 31, 1926-March 24, 2011

          Mary Ann COX, 84, Hickory Creek at Rochester and formerly of Akron, passed away at 1:28 a.m. Thursday at her residence after an extended illness.

          She was born on July 31, 1926, in Akron, the daughter of Ralph Waldo and Marie (Berger) Whittenberger.  On Sept. 21, 1947, in Akron, Mary Ann married Ted. R. Cox who preceded her in death on April 9, 2004.

          Mary Ann was a mother and homemaker who lived in Akron most of her life.  She worked alongside her husband in the family business for many years and enjoyed the fellowship of her many friends in the euchre club and later in the dance club.  Mary Ann was the founder of the Saturday Morning Breakfast Club and held the position of Queen Mother for 19 years.  She always cherished her time with family and friends.  She was a graduate of Akron High School.

          Survivors include her daughter, Vicki and husband Robert Rutkowski, San Diego, Calif.; son Ted J. Cox, Rochester; three grandchildren, Shannon Rutkowski, San Diego, Calif., Ashton Cox, Akron, Ohio, and Leslie Cox, Marion; two great-grandchildren, Abby and Catie Cox, both of Rochester; and sister Helen and husband Guy Hill, Rochester.

          Along with her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Marie Whittenberger; daughter-in-law, Sheryl Cox; grandson Joshua Rutkowski; and two brothers, Joseph and Donald Whittenberger.

          Services are at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with visitation from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Burial is at Akron Cemetery, Akron.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County.  Online condolences may be sent to www.hartzlerfuneralhome.com.

 

Charles H. Feidner

Aug. 8, 1937-March 23, 2011

          Charles H. FEIDNER, 73, Kewanna, died at 12:47 p.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

          Born Aug. 8, 1937, in Fulton County, he was the son of the late Harley and Thelma (Holloway) Feidner.

          He formerly worked at Torx in Rochester for many years.  He was also a U.S. Army veteran.  Charles enjoyed working on computers.

          Survivors include his two brothers, David R. Feidner, Rochester; and Marion Feidner, Kewanna; sisters, Lorraine Moore, Smithville, Tenn., Sylvia Hartshorne, Salem, and Ruth McCullough, Dickson, Tenn.; and two half-sisters, Mary Todd, Crawfordsville, and Martha Bryant, Auburn.

          He was preceded in death by his brother, Kurtis Feidner, and half-brother George Feidner.

          Memorial services are at 1 p.m. April 9 at Living Water Christian Church, Winamac.  Burial is at Grass Creek Cemetery at a later date.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes.

          Online condolences and tributes may be sent to the Feidner family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

 

Annona M. Packard

          Annona M. PACKARD, 92, Peru, died at 5:42 p.m. Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

          Services are at 2 p.m. today at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru.

 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

 

Martha L. Tipton

          Martha L. TIPTON, 73, 910 E. Fourth St., died at 4:06 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital.

          Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

 


Monday, March 28, 2011

 

Clarence D. Sellers

          Clarence D. SELLERS, 77, Culver, died Wednesday in Sun City, Ariz.

          Survivors include his wife, Virginia Sellers, Culver; three sons, David Sellers, Culver, Daniel Sellers, Kouts, and Dean Sellers, Bristol; brother Robert Sellers, Plymouth; and  sister Darlene Decker, Valparaiso.

          Services are at 2 p. Thursday at Odom Funeral Home, Culver, with visitation from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

 

Robert S. Harling

Oct. 23, 1951-March 26, 2011

          Robert Scott HARLING, 59, Indianapolis, passed away Saturday at home.

          He was born on Oct. 23, 1951, to Ambler and Gladys (Harrison) Harling in Baltimore, Md.

          Bob was retired and enjoyed collecting Mickey Mouse memorabilia.  He was also very active in several disability organizations.

          He is survived by his stepfather and mother Ronald C. and Gladys Bird, Rochester; three children, Heather, Scott and Christie; four brothers, David, Thomas, Warren and Gary Harling; a sister, Patti; and a grandchild.

          Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Randall & Roberts Fishers Mortuary, 12010 Allisonville Road, Fishers, with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Burial is at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis.

          Online condolences can be given at www.randallroberts.com.

 


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

 

Kathrin N. Mappin

          Kathrin N. MAPPIN, 20, 295 N. 500 West, died at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday at Clarion Hospital.

          Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Andy Maus

          Andy MAUS, 35, Kokomo, died at 11:59 p.m. Saturday at Fairmont Rehabilitation Center, Kokomo.

          Survivors include his mother, Nancy Bartlett, Lehigh Acres, Fla.; father Steven Maus, Russiaville; and three brothers, Joe Maus, Greentown, and George and Justin Maus, Kokomo.

          Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  Arrangements have been entrusted to McClain Funeral Home, Denver.

 

Thursday, March 31, 2011

 

Joe C. Sparks

June 1, 1925-March 23, 2011

          With his wife, Susana, at his side, Joe C. SPARKS died peacefully at his home on Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands, March 23.

          Joe was born in Bremen on June 1, 1925.  He was the son of Dr. Russell L. Sparks and Pauline (Whittenberger) Sparks.  Joe’s brother, John, five years his junior, died in 2009.

          From elementary school Joe went to Rochester High School before heading down to Bloomington for one semester at IU.  He joined the Army in the summer of 1943 and spent the next two years in Burma, India and Pakistan.

          `After his discharge Joe continued his college education at the University of Southern California, returning to Indiana to graduate from IU in 1950.  That same year he married Betty Lecrone, daughter of Rochester physician Milton Lecrone.

          In 1951 Joe joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The FBI appeared to be a popular career choice as not only Joe, but his high school friends Bill Kriegbaum and Jack Killian also became agents.  Joe was never assigned to one place long enough to put down roots.  He and Betty lived in, among other places, Washington, D.C., New York City, Puerto Rico and Carmel, Calif., where Joe spent a year at the Monterey Language School studying Chinese.

          At one point in his professional career, Joe was stationed in Charlotte Amalie on Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands.  There he bought the house by the sea that was to become his haven.

          Joe retired from the FBI in 1978, but he was not quite ready to settle down in one spot.  After his official retirement he took a position as a consultant with the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, a job that took him all over the world.

          Betty and Joe enjoyed their peripatetic life, learning new cultures and languages, continuing that life even after their son David was born in 1966.  Owing to their life in Mexico City and Guadalajara, Mexico, David spoke Spanish like a native without a sign of an American accent.  Tragically, not long after Joe retired, Betty began a long and arduous battle with cancer that brought her to an early grave.

          Like father like son, David’s profession as a hyperbaric chamber technician and deep sea diver took him to many places in this country and abroad.  But during the summer of 2009 he sacrificed his life doing this dangerous work in a disastrous accident.

          In addition to his wife, Susana, with whom he was able to find solace and comfort in his remaining years, Joe is survived by his daughter Joana; many loving nieces and nephews in Indiana and California; and Thea and Noble Krugman, Rochester.

          Without the caring hands of the Krugmans, the cottage on Poets Drive where the Sparks brothers enjoyed their annual reunion could not have been kept in the family for the past 36 years.

          Joe always maintained that his Indiana roots and his Rochester education were incomparable.  To that end, following Polly’s death in 1990, he and John created the Russell L. and Pauline Whittenberger Sparks Fund dedicated to providing college scholarships for students seeking a liberal arts education.  The Fund is administered by the Northern Indiana Community Foundation, P.O. Box 807, Rochester, IN 46975.

 

Wilma R. Wilson

Aug. 7, 1921-March 29, 2011

          Wilma Ruth WILSON, 89, Kewanna, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at her residence.

          Born Aug. 7, 1921, in Clymers, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Ida (Cords) Dittman.  On Dec. 19, 1943, she married James Orville Wilson and he preceded her in death Sept. 15, 1999.

          Wilma was a 1939 Fulton High School graduate, a homemaker and farm wife.

          She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rochester, where she was also a member of LutherAnn’s Ladies Auxiliary.  She was also a former Union Township 4-H leader.  She enjoyed reading, sewing, gardening, playing bunco, and most of all spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

          Survivors include her son, Timothy Wilson and wife Debbie, Kewanna; two daughters, Mary Lou Foerg and husband Bill, Royal Center, and Judy Graham and husband Jack, Lucerne; daughter-in-law Nicki Wilson, Rochester; sister-in-law Violet Wilson, Winamac; nine grandchildren, Kimberly Schroder, Scott Foerg, Eric Foerg, Nathan Graham, Emily Kim, Kurt Graham, Seth Wilson, Kaylee Wilson and Taylor Wilson; eight great-grandchildren, Ethan, Garrett and Keaton Schroder, Allison Foerg, Lucas and Lauren Graham, and Caleb and Aubrey Wilson; her beloved dog Gracie, and numerous nieces and nephews.

          Along with her husband she was preceded in death by her son, Mark Wilson; brother Clarence Dittman; and four sisters, Bertha Dreblow, Elsie Clerget, Vera Ambrose and Mildred Daily.

          Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fourth and Jefferson streets, Rochester, with the Rev. James Wasmuth officiating.  Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna chapel, and also one hour prior to the time of service at the church Saturday.  Burial is at Kewanna Citizens IOOF Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 712, Rochester, IN 46975.  Online condolences and tributes may be sent to the Wilson family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

 

Friday, April 1, 2011

 

Kathrin N. Mappin

          Kathrin N. MAPPIN, 20, 295 N. 500 West, died at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday at IU Clarion North, Carmel.

          Survivors include her parents, Bryan and Dawn Mappin, Rochester; two sisters, Brittany Mappin, Merrillville, and Tonya Mappin, Rochester; and brother Levi Mappin.

          Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Twelve Mile, with visitation from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, and one hour prior to the service in the church.

 

Martha L. Tipton

March 21, 1938-March 25, 2011

          Martha L. TIPTON 73, 910 E. Fourth St., and formerly of Rincon, Ga., and longtime resident of Rosebud, Texas, passed away at 4:06 a.m. March 25 at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

          She was born on March 21, 1938, in Cleburne, Texas, the daughter of Johnny Vivian and Myrtle (Jackson) Brown.  She married Allen Tipton on Feb. 22, 1980, and he preceded her in death on June 16, 2003.

          Mrs. Tipton had been a homemaker.  She loved to make jewelry, especially bracelets and necklaces.  She was a devoted mother who spent much of her time caring for her family.

          Survivors include her six children, Lonnie and wife Juanita Gilbert, Rockville, Texas, Carol and husband James Sanders, Rockville, Texas, Ron and fiancé Amy Gilbert, Rochester, Cycle and wife Donna Gilbert, Rincon, Ga., Alfred and wife Rebecca Gilbert, Rockdale, Texas, Kathy and husband David Gilbert, Rosebud, Texas; 22 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; brother Paul Brown, Weatherford, Texas; and sister Lucille Claunch, Weatherford, Texas.

          She was preceded in death by her brother, Junior Brown.

          Services are in Rosebud, Texas.  Burial is at Powers Chapel Cemetery, Rosebud, Texas.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

          Online condolences may be sent to zimmermanbros@rtcol.com.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

 

Kathrin N. Mappin

May 13, 1990-March 29, 2011

          Kathrin Nicole MAPPIN, 20, 295 N. 500 West, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday at Indiana University Clarion North, Carmel.

          Katie was born in Logansport on May 13, 1990, to Bryan and Dawn M. (Wheadon) Mappin.  Growing up she shared her childhood with two sisters, Brittany and Tonya, and a brother Levi.  She is remembered for her many funny faces and wrestling with her sisters and brother, during those formative years.

          Active in many realms both academically and socially at Rochester High School, Katie played the clarinet with the Zebras marching band, was a member of Manitous, Tri-Epsilon, German Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Key Club and played tennis for the Lady Zs.  In May of 2008 Katie graduated from RHS.  Some may remember her friendly smile and enthusiasm while serving her customers at Dick’s Drive In for three summer seasons.

          As a movie buff, Katie enjoyed classic movies.  She owned the complete set of “Friends.”  Other favorites were “Phantom of the Opera” and Doris Day movies.  More recently Brian introduced her to “Star Wars” and movies featuring Sly Stallone, of which she became a huge fan.

          Katie enjoyed traveling and visiting new places, including trips to Chicago, and Cleveland, Ohio’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  She was looking forward to excursions to Williamsburg, France and Italy while garnering the opportunity to savor the local cuisine.  Hitting the Vera Bradley outlet was also a special excursion planned for later this spring.  To relax she listened to classic rock music and the songs of Bing Crosby, David Bowie and Pink Floyd.  As an avid photographer, Katie’s favorite subjects were friends and family.

          Enjoying the quiet times, Katie took many walks with Brian on the IU campus or the B-Line Trail.  She was a student of culinary arts, studying at Bloomington’s Ivy Tech Community College.  To gain experience she worked on the staff of IU’s food services.  She loved her mom’s special green beans and chicken and noodles, and once attempted to duplicate Mom’s Amish cream pie.   During the holidays Katie and her mom collaborated on buckeyes.  She loved chocolate, pearls, the Food Channel and the color purple.  She cultivated a small herb garden and loved to cook organically.  Shopping at Kohls in search of the best deals was a skill Katie learned from her mother.

          Katie is lovingly remembered by her parents, Bryan and Dawn Mappin, Rochester; two sisters, Brittany Mappin, Merrillville, and Tonya Mappin, Rochester; brother Levin Mappin, Fulton; fiancé Brian Piecuch, Bloomington; paternal grandparents, Gene and Linda Dyson, Logansport, and Wanda and Glen King, Kokomo; maternal grandparents, Sandy Wheadon, Twelve Mile, and Doyne Wheadon and wife Lana, Madisonville, Tenn.; and aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

          She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Douglas Mappin.

          A celebration of the life of Miss Kathrin Nicole Mappin is at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Twelve Mile, with the Rev. Terri White officiating.  Friends may visit with her family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, and one hour prior to the service in the church.  Interment is at Bethlehem Cemetery.

          Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.

 

Joseph E. Teel

          Joseph E. TEEL, 87, Macy, died Friday at his daughters residence in Athens.

          Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with visitation from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

 

Monday, April 4, 2011

 

Bill Fisher

          Bill FISHER died at 3:32 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Hospital at South Bend.

          Survivors include his parents, Roy and Violet Fisher, Rochester; and brother, John Fisher, Rochester.

          Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Funeral Home and one hour prior to services.

 

Florence Gerlach

          Florence GERLACH, 80, Star City, died at 11:44 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Hospital at South Bend.

          Survivors include her four children, Gary Gerlach, Star City, Todd Gerlach, Burnettsville, Rebecca Zellers, Rochester, and Gail Lambert, Winamac; brother Kent Perry, South Bend; and sister Judy Klotz, McHenry, Ill.

          Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Harrison-Metzger and Rans Funeral Homes, Royal Center Chapel, with visitation from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

Annabelle Hart

          Annabelle HART, 80, Tiosa, died Monday.

          Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Joseph E. Teel

May 25, 1923-April 1, 2011

          Joseph Ellis “Joe” TEEL, 87, Macy, and formerly of Twelve Mile, passed away at 5:02 a.m. Friday at his daughters residence in Athens.

          Born May 25, 1923, near Perrysburg, he was the son of William R. and Jessica E. (Lockwood) Teel.

          Joe was a 1941 graduate of Deedsville High School.  He was a member of the former Denver First Brethren Church where he had taught Sunday school for several years.

          Joe was best known for the way he cocked his hat on his head and for telling stories of long ago.  Some of the best included his best friend Junior Mills, and with several of his nieces and nephews, Susie Bell, Punk, Skeeter and Meat Rind.

          Besides telling stories, Joe liked to work, he was always busy outside, he farmed up until the 1970s and also worked outside the home with his cousins and son-in-law Larry at Millers Sawmill in Perrysburg and later at Van Duynes in Rochester.

          Joe enjoyed farming and gardening even in the recent few years, planting and caring for over 600 gladiolas in his yard.  He was very proud of them and encouraged people to stop by and pick a bunch to take home or just to drive by and admire them.  He also grew peach trees and tulips which he loved very much.

          Surviving are three daughters, Jolynn Rouch, Rochester/Gary Troyer, Logansport, Sonja Miller and husband Larry, Perrysburg, and Pat Coffing, Rochester; grandchildren, Chad and Kayla (Oberg) Schneider, Zack and Cassie Schneider, Jessica Bruce, Laynie and Abbey Rouch, Gail and Randy Troyer, Deb and Russell Cornelison, Cody Joe and Rynae Miller, Rod and Robbie Coffing, Tonya and Kyle O’Farrell; great-grandchildren, Jayden and Cali Schneider, Emma Schneider, Megan and Cory Holland, Zach and Abigail Troyer, and Katlin and Ryan O’Farrell; great-great-granddaughter Payton Day Marie; sister Naomi Knauff, Peru; sister-in-law Alice Teel, Macy; several nieces and nephews; his extended family of Ora and Ann Clemons along with their children; and his former wife Betty L. Richardson Opple Teel.

          He was preceded in death by his brother, Glen Teel; two sisters, Vilma Glendenning and Mary Wideman; great-grandson Trevon Patrick Browning; and son-in-law Brian Rouch.

          Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Revs. Bruce Russell and George Hapner officiating.  Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice, Rochester.  Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclainfh.com.

 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

 

Charles H. Feidner

          Charles H. FEIDNER, 73, Kewanna, died at 12:47 p.m. March 23 at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

          Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Living Water Christian Church, Winamac.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home.

 

Bill Fisher

Feb. 2, 1965-April 2, 2011

          William “Bill” FISHER was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 3:32 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Hospital at South Bend.

          A Rochester resident he lived at 2373 N. 450 East.  Bill was born on Feb. 2, 1965, in Rochester, to Roy and Violet (Smith) Fisher.  Bill grew up on the family farm with his brother John.  During this time he developed his passion for farming.

          A 1983 graduate of Rochester High School, Bill was very active with the Future Farmers of America.  He loved maintaining a herd of fine Suffolk sheep as a priority in his life.  Pioneer brand seeds were second to none, grain farming and his mixed herd of pigs were cared for with great pride by Bill.

          The summer brought Bill to the men’s softball park and cheering for his brother John and nephew Nathan’s games.  He helped his mom with the planting of bulbs and flowers to add color to their landscape.  He was a member of Rochester IOOF Lodge No. 47 of which he served the esteemed appointment of Past Noble Grand, the men’s Tuesday night bowling league on the IOOF team, and the Fulton County Historical Power Association.  Cruising the streets in his blue GMC, Sugar Bear, his faithful canine companion, a Belgian shepherd, could be seen at his side.

          Survivors include his parents, Roy and Violet Fisher Rochester; brother John Fisher and wife Lee Ann, Rochester; maternal grandfather Don Fisher, Rochester; niece Wendy Merrill; nephew Nathan Flory; four great-nieces and nephews, Lukas, Kadyn, Brayson, and Makayla; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; many special friends including Lynn Frye; and his canine companion Sugar Bear.

          A celebration of the life of Mr. William “Bill” Fisher is at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Larry Frye officiating.  Friends may visit his family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services.  The Rochester IOOF Lodge No. 47 will conduct a memorial service Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m.  He will be laid to eternal rest at Rochester’s IOOF Cemetery.

          Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to his family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.

 

Annabelle S. Hart

Sept. 3, 1930-April 3, 2011

          Annabelle Susan HART, 80, 2077 Second St., Tiosa, passed away at 8:45 a.m. Sunday at her residence.

          She was born in South Bend on Sept. 3, 1930, to Vernon and Eleanor (Cauffman) Gelbaugh.   She shared her childhood with her brother, Richard.

          Annabelle lived in the Rochester area all of her life.  Her parents moved to Fulton County when she was 3 days old.  She was the oldest in Tiosa, living there longer than anyone she knew.

          On Dec. 2, 2006, Annabelle had to say goodbye to her husband of 56 years.  However, even after his death, Glenn still lived in her heart.  Annabelle shared her memory of their first date.  “A group of girls and I had just returned from the Tulip Festival in Holland, Mich.  Glenn Hart saw me out in the yard and called me for a date that evening.  After a four month courtship, we were married in Sept. 30, 1950, in Kewanna.”

          From their union came three sons, five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  Her family was very important to her.  She displayed their pictures throughout her home.  A treasured Christmas gift was a framed family tree given to her by her grandchildren.

          Through the years Annabelle had a career as well as a family.  After her marriage, she worked at the radio factory in Rochester.  Her favorite memories took place while working at the Rochester High School cafeteria for 13 years.  She also worked in the kitchen at the sale barn on Saturdays.  Annabelle loved to cook and really enjoyed talking to the high school students.  Following Glenn and Annabelle’s retirement, they formed a lawn mowing business which they helped the senior ladies keep their yards in tiptop condition, while barely making a charge to cover their gas, as it was therapeutic and exercise for them, along with a way to enjoy each others company.  Annabelle was always there for everyone, the word “no” was not in her vocabulary.

          A favorite hobby was trying out new recipes.  She liked to make many different kinds of cookies, but the family’s favorite was chocolate chip.  Annabelle’s roots are very deep.  “I’ve always loved Rochester, It’s home to me.  That’s why I’ve stayed for so many years.”

          Much of Annabelle’s life story was authored by Laurie Lechlinter last fall.

          Annabelle is lovingly remembered by three sons, Ed Hart and wife Susan, Warsaw, Rick Hart and wife Susan, Mentone, and Jim Hart and wife Cindy, Elkhart; five grandchildren, Jennifer Cobbs, Liz Kelley, Aaron Hart, Gretchen Wadkins, and Wes Hart; 11 great-grandchildren with another due to arrive in June; sister-in-law Ruth Gelbaugh; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

          She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and her brother Richard Gelbaugh.

          A celebration of the life of Annabelle Hart is at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Revs. Mike Beezley and Randy Smoot officiating.  Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.  Annabelle will be laid to eternal rest next to her beloved husband Glenn in the Richland Center IOOF Cemetery.

          Memorials may be made to the Talma United Methodist Church.  Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.

 

Forrest W. Pfeiffer

          Forrest W. PFEIFFER, 92, 300 E. Fourth St., died at 9:45 a.m. Monday at his residence.

          Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Esther Shaffer

          Esther SHAFFER, 80, Urbana, Ill., died at 10 a.m. Sunday at her residence.

          Survivors include her five children, George Graham, Akron, Johnnie Graham, Irma, Wis., Dennis Graham, Carmichael, Calif., Kathleen Gremler, Merrill, Wis., and Ann Schotz, Philo, Ill.; two sisters, Elsa Higgins, Merrill, Wis.; and Ellen Lavelle, South Bend; and two brothers, Eric Hysing, Queen Creek, Ariz., and Edward Hysing, Cost Rica.

          Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church, Urbana, Ill.

 

Larry L. Wood

          Larry L. WOOD, 73, 3752 S. 1000 East, Akron, died at 8:42 p.m. Sunday in the emergency room of Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

          Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

 

Larry L. Wood

June 17, 1937-April 3, 2011

          Larry L. WOOD, 73, 3752 S. 1000 East, Akron, passed away unexpectedly at 8:42 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

          He was born on June 17, 1937, in Fulton County, the son of Albert A. and Ruth K. (Westwood) Wood.  On Oct. 1, 1988, in Gatlinburg, Tenn., Larry married Ethel M. Hoover and she survives.  He was previously married to Janet C. Hammond.

          Larry was a machinist at Sonoco Products, Akron, where he had worked for 45 years retiring in 2001.  He was a U.S. Army veteran where he was stationed in Germany as a medic.  Larry was a life member of the North American Hunting Club.  He looked forward to his biannual fishing trips to Minnesota and Canada with his local fishing buddies.  He was a 1956 graduate of Rochester High School where he excelled in football and track.  Larry was a lifelong farmer and enjoyed raising beef cattle.

          Along with his wife survivors include his two daughters, Angela Wood Bailey, Fort Wayne, and Star A. Powell, stationed with the Marines in South Carolina; son Andrew and wife Heidi Wood, Bloomington; two stepdaughters, Lesa Patterson, Indianapolis, and Rochelle Powell Akron; five grandchildren, Hillary, Olivia, Elise, Isaiah and Thomas; six stepgrandchildren, Cameo, Desiree, Marcia, Chris, Rosio and Zion; brother Fred and wife Betty Wood, Rochester; two sisters, Lois and husband David Williams, and Joan Ginther, both of Rochester; brother-in-law Sid and wife Judy Hoover, Missouri and his beloved canine companion Lucky.

          He was preceded in death by his parents; stepdaughter Dawn Powell; and brother-in-law Verl Ginther.

          Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with the Rev. Terry Canfield officiating.  Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Burial is at Akron Cemetery, Akron, where graveside military rites will be conducted by the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post No. 36 and the Veterans of Foreign War Post No 1343 Honor Guard, both of Rochester.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation, 7330 Woodland Drive, Suite 201, Indianapolis, IN 46278.  Envelopes are available at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be sent to www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com.

 

Sharon Czichilski

          Sharon CZICHILSKI, 59, 117 Reed Lane, died at 12:32 a.m. Tuesday at her residence.

          Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Forrest W. Pfeiffer

April 11, 1918-April 4, 2011

          Forrest W. PFEIFFER, 92, 300 E. Fourth St., passed away at 9:40 a.m. Monday at his residence.

          He was born in Bourbon on April 11, 1918, to Forrest M. and Iva (Feichter) Pfeiffer.

          Forrest was an artist, using the medium of stain glass.  He enjoyed creating woodcarvings on a lathe.  He was a fan of Jay Gould on WOWO.  Listening to big band music was also something Forrest enjoyed.

          On Nov. 26, 1939, Forrest and Frances Holle were married.  She preceded him in death.

          He is survived by his son, Louis Pfeiffer, Rochester; sister Betty Thornburg, Mishawaka; grandson Wayne E. Pfeiffer, Rochester; granddaughter Danielle Pfeifer, Rochester; two great-grandchildren, Tyler Pfeiffer and Travis Norman; and special friends Donald and Marianne Christenson, Rochester.

          Along with his wife he was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Willis, Devon and Richard.

          A celebration of the life of Forrest Pfeiffer is from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.  Interment is at the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.

          Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.

 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

 

No Obituaries

 

Friday, April 8, 2011

 

Rick L. Barnes

June 18, 1955-April 6, 2011

          Rick L. BARNES, 55, 2669 N. 800 West, Kewanna, passed away at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday at his residence.

          He was born on June 18, 1955, in Marion, the son of Albert Wayne and Joyce (Humphries) Barnes.  Mr. Barnes had worked as a mechanic for many years.

          Survivors include his three children, Corey Barnes, Kewanna, Amy and husband Kevin Miller, Logansport, and Melissa and husband Jon Altizer, Eustis, Fla.; mother Joyce Barnes, Rochester; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Gary and wife Bobbi Barnes, Claypool, Ron Barnes, New York; and sister Sherry and husband Jim Saril, Wabash.

          He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Wayne Barnes.

          Private services will be observed.  Internment will take place at a later date.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County.  Online condolences may be sent to zimmermanbros@rtcol.com.

 

James R. Wasmuth

Feb. 24, 1927-April 7, 2011

          James R. WASMUTH, 84, Huntington, died at 3:15 a.m. Thursday at his home.

          Jim was born in Huntington on Feb. 24, 1927, the son of Mary Elizabeth (Spencer) and Herman Jack Wasmuth.  He graduated from Huntington Township High School on April 23, 1945.  After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served as a storekeeper during World War II, until he was honorably discharged in August of 1946, and then discharged from the Navy Reserves in November of 1948.   He also served in the Army National Guard and was discharged as a 2nd Lt. on June 15, 1954.  He married Elaine Marie Seils on Oct. 22, 1950, at the St. Peter Lutheran Church in Huntington.  Elaine preceded him in death on March 22, 1987. 

          In 1952 he purchased his first store, The Coffee Ranch.  He loved being a businessman and owned many businesses over the years including The Candy Box, Elaine’s Nut Shop, Elaine’s Candies, Garden Gift Shop, Auburn News Stand, Lake George Trading Posts, Elaine’s Hallmark and The Desk.

          Jim married Ruth (Yaste) Conkle on Oct. 6, 1989, at the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Huntington.  He loved to travel with Ruth, enjoying trips to many parts of the country including a cruise to Alaska and a trip to Hawaii.  They also enjoyed many evenings ballroom dancing together.  But his true passion was in studying genealogy.  Jim loved exploring his family history, and was thrilled to be able to help others research their family history.  He was very proud that he could trace his family roots back to Adam and Eve.

          Jim was an active member of the Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Roanoke and served as the treasurer for many years.  He also enjoyed volunteering with the historical society.

          Survivors include his wife, Ruth Wasmuth, Huntington; five sons, the Rev. James S. (Gwenn) Wasmuth, Rochester, Richard Lawrence Wasmuth, Columbia City, David S. (Ann) Wasmuth, Huntington, Doug E. Wasmuth, Fort Wayne, and Mark Conkle, Huntington; four daughters, Diane E. (Samuel) Greuter, Auburn, Sharri K. (Dale) Tafelski, Rochester, Mary Jane (Kelly) Pratt, Huntington, and Julie (Chris) Campbell, Huntington; 18 grandchildren, Jill, Jan, John, Joy, Laura, Rachel, Sara, Brettani, Brecklyn, John, James, Adam, Kristin, Adam, Amy, Kourtney, Kayla, and Kylie; and four great-grandchildren, Shealee, Baylen, Makayla, and Dylan.

          He is preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Elaine.

          Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Bailey-Love Mortuary.  Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Monday at the Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3416 E. 900 North, Roanoke, with the Rev. Shayne Jonker and the Rev. James S. Wasmuth officiating.  Burial is at the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Huntington.  The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2689 will perform military rites.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church or the Huntington County Historical Society, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.

          Bailey-Love Mortuary was honored to serve the family of James R. Wasmuth.  Please sign the online guest book at www.baileylove.com.

 

Saturday, April 9, 2011

 

Aubrey Hogue

          Aubrey HOGUE, 32, Mentone and formerly of Akron, died at 1:40 a.m. Friday at IU Medical Center, Indianapolis.

          Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

 


Sid S. McKain

March 4, 1931-April 7, 2011

          Sid S. McKAIN, 80, 407 E. Rural St., Akron, and formerly of Kokomo, passed away at 8:05 p.m. Thursday at Mason Health Care, Warsaw.

          He was born on March 4, 1931, in Armstrong County, Pa., the son of Daniel and Vernie (Whitaker) McKain.  On Oct. 1, 1972, in Tennessee, Sid married Joan L. Foreman Sears McKain and she survives.

          Sid was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean and Vietnam wars.  He served from 1949 to 1952 and from 1954 until his retirement in 1972.  Sid was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1343, Rochester, and several other veteran associations.

          Along with his wife survivors include his daughter, Heather Renee McKain, Akron; son Patrick Neal McKain, Radcliff, Ky.; four stepdaughters, Brenda Marie and husband Barry Gardner, Lawrenceville, Ga., Mary Lea and husband Wendell Couch, Edenburg, Deborah Oneita and husband Cryil Hiestand, Union City, Ohio, and Leona Jean and husband Jim Douglas, Union City, Ohio; stepson Frank Sears, Brazil; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

          He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

          Services are at 4 p.m. Monday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with the Rev. Terry Canfield officiating.  Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Burial is at Akron Cemetery, Akron.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.  Online condolences may be sent to www.hartzlerfuneral services.com.

 

Sharon D. Woods

          Sharon D. WOODS, 56, 433 E. 18th St., died at 11:32 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

          Arrangements pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Monday, April 11, 2011

 

Cindy S. Coplen

          Cindy S. COPLEN, 52, 1018 Meadows, Nappanee, and formerly of Rochester, died Saturday at her residence.

          Survivors include her husband, Don Coplen; daughter Monica Cannon, Syracuse; two sons, Ryan and D.J., both of Warsaw; three sisters, Candy Housouer, Nappanee, Connie Reynolds, Rochester, Laurie Landry, Warsaw; and brother Mike Elliott, Warsaw.

          Cremation will take place.  The family is planning a memorial service at a later time.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.

 

Amos E. Foor

Jan. 30, 1915-April 10, 2011

          Amos E. FOOR, 96, Rochester, passed away at 4 a.m. Sunday at his residence.

          He was born Jan. 30, 1915, in Fulton County, the son of Clark and Lucia (Stinson) Foor.  On July 27, 1943, Amos married Wanita K. (Stoelting) Foor in Rochester.  She preceded him in death on Nov. 7, 2003.

          Amos had worked at Safe Way Steel, Rochester.  He was a fourth generation farmer.  With his wife he farmed for over 40 years on the family farm which was established by his great-grandfather William Foor in 1862.

          He was a lifetime member of the Athens United Methodist Church.  Amos joined Gideon’s International in 1951 and was a charter member of the Fulton County Gideon’s Camp.  He was one of the oldest Gideon’s in this area.  Amos was a U.S. Army veteran receiving a Purple Heart while serving in the Philippines during World War II.  He graduated from Akron High School in 1933 and enjoyed being outdoors and spending time with his family.

          Survivors include his daughter, Jenean and husband Eldon Rager, North Manchester; son Edward and wife Roberta Foor, Rochester; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

          Along with his wife he was preceded in death by his parents.

          Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with the Rev. Terry Marker officiating.  Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery where graveside military rites will be conducted by the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post No. 36 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1343 Honor Guard, both of Rochester.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon’s International.  Envelopes are available at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be sent to www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com.

 

Aubrey R. Hogue

Aug. 16 1978-April 8, 2011

          Aubrey R. HOGUE, 32, 11889 W. Indiana 25, Mentone, and formerly of Akron, passed away at 12:45 a.m. Friday at IU Medical Center, Indianapolis, after an extended stay in the hospital since March 10.

          She was born Aug. 16, 1978, in Rochester.  On May 22, 1999, Aubrey married Steve E. Hogue in Gatlinburg, Tenn., and he survives.

          Aubrey was a secretary and bookkeeper for Hogue Engines.  She graduated from Tippecanoe Valley High School in 1997.  Aubrey was a member of the order of the Eastern Star.   She loved to go to concerts with her family seeing many different acts, and loved spending time with her daughters as well as her entire family.

          Survivors include her husband, Steven Hogue, Mentone; two daughters, Karli and Kiana Hogue, Mentone; parents, Ron and Sara Kruger, Akron, and Marty Bahney, Warsaw; grandparents, Marsha Taylor, Rochester, David and Marilyn Kruger, Akron, and Marvin and Carol Bahney, Akron; grandmother-in-law Marilyn Stafford, Akron; sisters Kaela and husband Scott Virgil, Mentone, Terra Kruger, Akron; father-in-law Bruce Hogue, Akron; sister-in-law, Rhonda Hogue, Culver; and several nieces and nephews.

          She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Dennis Taylor; mother-in-law Diana Hogue; and grandfather-in-law Dweitt “Bud” Stafford.

          Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Akron Church of God, 301 S. West St., Akron, with the Rev. Butch Troke, the Rev. Terry Canfield and the Rev. Mimi Tucker officiating.  Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

          Memorial contributions may be made to The Aubrey Hogue Memorial Fund that is established at Lake City Bank.  Online condolences may be sent to www.hartzlefuneralservices.com.

 

Phillip A. Knapp

July 1, 1943-April 9, 2011

          Phillip Alden KNAPP, 67, 1804 Coventry Drive, Bedford, Texas, passed away at 2 a.m. Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas.

          He was born on July 1, 1943, in Columbia City, the son of Alden P. and Evelyn Marie (White) Knapp.  On May 23, 1997, Phillip married Anita G. Prestidge in Las Vegas, Nev.

          Phillip was a 1961 graduate of Rochester High School and attended Purdue University.  He was a real estate land developer in Fort Worth.  He was an extraordinary sports fan, particularly of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers.  Phillip was also in the church choir, involved in charity projects for the needy of Fort Worth, enjoyed traveling and having lots of fun with his grandchildren.  He was a member of the Bethesda Community Church, Fort Worth.

          Survivors include his wife, Anita G. Knapp, Bedford, Texas; daughter Kimberly Knapp Campbell, Johnson City, Tenn.; sister Dr. Judy Davoust, Blanco, Texas; and three grandchildren, Lillie Campbell, Johnson City, Tenn., and Justin Holleman and Garrett Prestidge, both of Haslet, Texas.

          He was preceded in death by his parents, Alden P. (1995) and Evelyn M. Knapp (1960), of Rochester; and son Scott Prestidge, Haslet, Texas, in 2010.

          Services are at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bethesda Community Church, 4700 N. Beach St., Fort Worth, with the Rev. J. Daniel Smith officiating.  Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home, 3100 White Settlement Road, Fort Worth.

          Memorials may be made to Hospice House, 1111 Summit Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76102.

 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

 

David E. Glentzer

          David E. GLENTZER, 54, formerly of Rochester, died at 1:47 p.m. Monday at Gulfside Center for Hospice, Zephyrhills, Fla.

          Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Keith E. Hoover

Jan. 11, 1956-April 11, 2011

          Keith Edward HOOVER, 55, Twelve Mile, passed away at 5:15 a.m. Monday at his residence.

          Born on Jan. 11, 1956, in Peru, he was the son of the late Kenneth Russell and Betty Lou (Hines) Hoover.  On Dec. 20, 1975, at the world famous Chapel of the Bells, Las Vegas, Nev., he was married to Linda Jean Robbins and she survives.

          Keith was a U.S. Marine veteran having served for seven years.

          He was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church and form nearly 30 years he served on the Twelve Mile Volunteer Fire Department.  On Jan. 28, 2011, he retired as Postmaster of the Macy post office.  He began working for the post office in Logansport where he carried mail for over 20 years.  He enjoyed fishing and going on many vacations to Topsail Beach, N.C., where he searched form many sharks’ teeth.

          Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Krystyna Nicole Martin and her husband Todd, along with their children Jaxsen William Martin and Saige Caroline Martin, all of Claypool, and Kassandra Michelle Hoover and her daughter Piper Jeanaynn Roudebush, both of Twelve Mile; three sisters, Janice Wiedenhoeft and her husband Daniel, Kokomo, Barbara Hickman and her husband Mark, Greentown, and Joette Miller and her husband Gary, Peru; and several nieces and nephews.

          Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, near Twelve Mile, with the Rev. Teri White officiating.  Burial will follow in Skinner Cemetery, near Twelve Mile, with Military Graveside Rites by the Miami County Military Rites Unit.  Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Twelve Mile Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 13, Twelve Mile, IN 46988.  The online guest book may be signed at www.mcclainfh.com.

 

Betty J. Krieg

Jan. 9, 1922-April 8, 2011

          Betty J. KRIEG, 89, Grace Village Winona Lake and formally of Rochester and Akron, passed away Friday at 4:05 p.m. in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

          She was born on Jan. 9, 1922, in Fulton County, Henry Township, to Hollis and Emma (Richter) Heeter.  She married Phillip M. Krieg on June 4, 1938, in Winamac.  He passed away July 5, 1997.

          Betty was a homemaker, and also worked at Hart Schaffner Marx, Rochester, for 24 years.  She attended the Church of God in Rochester.

          Betty is survived by her son, Larry (Arlene) Krieg, Bluffton, S.C.; two grandchildren, Mary Karen (Todd) Johnson, Avon, and Daniel (Michelle) Krieg, Bay Village, Ohio; two great-grandsons; and two great-granddaughters.

          Burial will be private at Mt. Hope Athens Cemetery, Athens.  McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, is in charge of the arrangements.

          To sign the guest book or to send condolences electronically, go to mchattonsadlerfuneralchapels.com.

 

Adam S. Ziegler

Feb. 10, 1923-April 7, 2011

          Adam. S. ZIEGLER, 88, passed away Thursday at Johnson Memorial Hospital, Franklin.

          He and his wife Rosalie have resided in Franklin since 1980 and were former residents of Rochester.

          Adam S. Ziegler, son of Sebastian and Margaret (Koble) Ziegler, was born Feb. 10, 1923, in Drake, N.D.  He was raised in the Karlsruhe, N.D. area, where he received his education.

          Adam served his country during World War II and survived the Battle of Bulge.  He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in June 1946.  His awards include the European-African Middle Eastern Theater and the Good Conduct Medal and Army of Occupation Medal in Germany.  Adam married Rosalie Bollaerts on March 12, 1946, at Holy Heart Catholic Church, Antwerp, Belgium.

          Adam retired in 1985 from the Rural Electric Membership Association as an operations manager with 40 years of service.

          For many years Adam enjoyed hunting and playing Legion baseball.  He also enjoyed watching all sports.  He and his wife Rosalie have enjoyed many trips throughout the U.S. and Europe.

          Adam was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.  He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 205, Franklin, where he received The American Legion Certificate for 60 Years Continuous Membership.

          He was also a longtime member of the Franklin Elks Lodge BPOE 818 and the Franklin Moose Lodge No. 17.

          Adam is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Rosalie; three daughters, Gladys Macy (Rodger) Geneva, Ill., Dianne Ziegler, South Bend, Carmen Kaouk (Fred) Naples, Fla.; son James Ziegler, Rochester; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Edward (Lorraine) Ziegler, Minot, N.D., and Henry (Patty) Ziegler, Durant, Okla.; three sisters, Katherine (Edward) Ganje, Minot, N.D., Helen (Virgil) Frost, Minot, N.D., and Frances Carroll, Minot, N.D.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

          He was preceded in death by parents; brothers, Joseph, Daniel, Alex and Conrad; and sister Magdalen VanEeckhout.

          Father John Beitens will conduct a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 113 Lancelot Drive, Franklin, IN 46131.  Friends may call on Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 North Morton St., (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin.  Interment will be at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia.

          Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association-American Stroke Association.  Online condolences may be received at www.flinnmaguire.com.

 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

 

Randa L. Goldsberry

          Randa L. GOLDSBERRY, 27, Macy, died at 12:48 p.m. Tuesday at her residence.

          Arrangements are pending with Ellers Mortuary, Main Street Chapel, Kokomo.

 

Aubrey R. Hogue

Aug. 16, 1978-April 8, 2011

          Aubrey R. HOGUE, 32, 11889 W. Indiana 25, Mentone, and formerly of Akron, passed away at 12:45 a.m. Friday at IU Medical Center, Indianapolis, after an extended stay in the hospital since March 10.

          She was born Aug. 16, 1978, in Rochester.  On May 22, 1999, Aubrey married Steven E. Hogue in Gatlinburg, Tenn., and he survives.

          Aubrey was a secretary and bookkeeper for Hogue Engines.  She graduated from Tippecanoe Valley High School in 1997.  Aubrey was a member of the order of the Eastern Star.  She loved to go to concerts with her family seeing many different acts, and loved spending time with her daughters as well as her entire family.

          Survivors include her husband, Steven Hogue, Mentone; two daughters, Karli and Kiana Hogue, Mentone; parents, Ron and Sara Kruger, Akron, and Marty Bahney, Warsaw; grandparents, Marsha Taylor, Rochester, David and Marilyn Kruger, Akron, and Marvin and Carol Bahney, Akron; grandmother-in-law Marilyn Stafford, Akron; sisters, Kaela and husband Scott Virgil, Mentone, Terra Kruger, Akron; father-in-law Bruce Hogue, Akron; sister-in-law, Rhonda Hogue, Culver; and several nieces and nephews.

          She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Dennis Taylor; mother-in-law Diana Hogue; and grandfather-in-law Dewitt “Bud” Stafford.

          Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Akron Church of God, 301 S. West St., Akron, with the Rev. Butch Troke, the Rev. Terry Canfield and the Rev. Mimi Tucker officiating.  Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the church.  Burial is at Akron Cemetery, Akron.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

          Memorial contributions may be made to The Aubrey Hogue Memorial Fund that is established at Lake City Bank.  Online condolences may be sent to www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com.

 

David L. Norris

          David L. NORRIS, 60, died Saturday in Indianapolis.

          He is survived by his wife, Janet; daughter Antoinette Franklin, Mishawaka; son Darrell Davis Indianapolis; and two sisters, Doris Goode, Rochester, and Doreen Ehresman, Lafayette.

          Services are at noon Saturday at Voice Ministries Church, 1610 S. Nappanee St., Elkhart.  Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in Palmer Funeral Home-River Park, South Bend, and at the church Saturday one hour prior to services.

 

Sharon D. Woods

Nov. 17, 1954-April 7, 2011

          Sharon Diane WOODS, 56, 433 E. 18th St., passed away at 11:32 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

          She was born on Nov. 17, 1954, in Rochester, the daughter of Earl and Martha (Baldwin) Cloud.  She had worked at various restaurants throughout her life.

          Survivors include her children, Shawn and wife Jeralyn Rensberger, Rochester, Dustin Woods, Rochester, and Jodi Woods and David Clouse, Rochester; mother Martha and husband Pete Apfelbacher, Rochester; eight grandchildren, Denvil Mason, Fulton, Marlena Woods, Fulton, Cameron Woods, Rochester, Autumn Clouse, Rochester, Stephnie-Jo Clouse, Rochester, Ashlee-Marie Clouse, Rochester, Mikal-Merlin Vern Clouse, Rochester, Leah Rensberger, Rochester; brother Neal and wife Deb Cloud, Rochester; sister Shirley Williams, Rochester; and close friend Robert Newman, Rochester.

          She was preceded in death by her father.

          Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester, with the Rev. Jerry Pittman officiating.  Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

          Online condolences may be sent to zimmermanbros@rtcol.com.

 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

 

Betty J. Banks

          Betty J. BANKS, 78, died Monday.

          Services are at 3 p.m. Friday at Odom Funeral Home Culver, with visitation from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Randa L. Goldsberry

Feb. 2, 1984-April 12, 2011

          Randa Lynn GOLDSBERRY, 27, Macy, went to be with the Lord at 12:48 p.m. Monday from her residence.

          Born Feb. 2, 1984, in Kankakee, Ill., she is the daughter of Billy Ray Goldsberry and Cathy Elaine (Roberts) Goldsberry and they survive.

          She was a 2006 graduate of Logansport High School.  She was active in the Fulton County Special Olympics, loved listening to music, riding in the car and being in the swimming pool.

          Along with her parents survivors include her paternal grandmother Corrine Goldsberry, Harlan, Ky.; maternal grandparents, Omer and Betty Roberts, Bourbonnais, Ill.; and several aunts and uncles including Tom and Kelly Maitland, Bob and Terisa Neahaus, and Ben and Marge Goldsberry.

          She was preceded in death by one sister, Candy Elaine Goldsberry on June 12, 1980; and paternal grandfather Jess Goldsberry Jr.

          Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday in Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel, 725 S. Main St., Kokomo, with Rev. Mark Chase officiating.  Burial will follow in Galveston Cemetery.  The family is receiving friends from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.

          Memorials may be directed to the Fulton County Special Olympics with envelopes available at the mortuary.  You are invited to read the Goldsberry obituary at www.ellersmortuary.com, where you may order flowers, sign the guest book, or share a personal message to the family.

 

Rev. Harvey Howe

Aug. 27, 1920-April 9, 2011

          The Rev. Harvey HOWE, 90, Fort Wayne, passed away Saturday evening at home.

          He was born Aug. 27, 1920, in Iuka, Ill., the son of Marshall C. and Annie (Moore) Howe.  He married Jewel Irene Batman on Oct. 17, 1942, in English.

          Harvey was a Nazarene minister for 68 years and served churches in southern Indiana before coming to Fort Wayne in 1970 to minister at the West Main Church of the Nazarene.  His last sermon was in December of 2010.  In addition to his ministry he was a carpenter by trade and retired from Inland Distributing.

          Survivors include his wife, Jewel; four sons, David (June) Howe, Rochester, Larry Howe, Donald (Jane) Howe, and Steve (Melissa) Howe, all of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Carolyn Howe Clinger, Rochester, and Janet Howe, Fort Wayne; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; in laws Velma Batman Snider and Ernest Batman Jr. and wife Ada; Wayne and wife Leanna; and Beulah Howe and Hazel Howe.

          He was preceded in death by son-in-law, George Clinger; brother-in-law, John Snider; parents; and brothers Merle, Lawrence, Glenn, Howard, and Andy Paul; Sister Ruth; and two infant siblings.

          Funeral service is at 10 a.m. today at Three Rivers Wesleyan Church, 2825 Hillegas Road, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior.  D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, is in charge of arrangements.  Burial is at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

          Memorials may be made to the West Main Church of the Nazarene or Fulton County Historical Society.

 

Barbara E. Hughes

          Barbara E. HUGHES, 94, Walnut Creek, Calif., and formerly of Culver, died Jan. 25 at Sophia’s Care House, Walnut Creek, Calif.

          Survivors include her two daughters, Johanna Trickovic, Orinda, Calif., and Greta Berlin, Bar-sur-Loup, France; and son Eric, Oakland, Calif.

          Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Culver Masonic Cemetery, Culver.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Odom Funeral Home, Culver.

 

Jack H. King

          Jack H. KING, 80, formerly of Rochester, died March 30 in his home in Cassville, Mo.

          Survivors include his wife, Betty; three sons, William Ray King, Joseph Harrison King and Matthew Wayne King; and two sisters, Betty Becker, Rochester, and Linda Allen, Michigan City.

          Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guest book and private condolences.

 

David L. Norris

Feb. 26, 1951-April 9, 2011

          David Laurence NORRIS, 60, went to be with the Lord Saturday.

          David was born on Feb. 26, 1951, in Rochester, to the late Laurence H. and Marguerite (Slonaker) Norris.

          He served as public health planning coordinator for Elkhart County.  Dave graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in education with concentrations in American history, sociology, and political science; and the University of Notre Dame with a Master of Science in environmental studies with an emphasis on urban and regional planning.

          Dave loved keeping it simple.  He was a humble man, filled with passion for God, his family, friends and nature.  He was a giving, loving and caring husband and father.  Dave was encouraging and supportive, always urging them to follow their dreams.  He always put his family first; doing whatever it took to provide for them.  Dave had a servant’s heart and loved helping others in any way he could.

          Dave was passionate about nature and had a spiritual reverence for creation – to be surrounded by nature was to be surrounded by God.  He loved sharing his passion and took many trips to East Glacier, Mont., with family and friends.

          Dave was a ranger at the Mishawaka Res, a nonprofit youth camping facility and nature preserve.  He was zealous in his desire to improve and preserve the natural beauty of the Res.

          Dave’s interest included:  nature, photography, hiking, backpacking, the Mishawaka Res, Glacier National Park, and being with his best friend and his wife, Janet.

          Dave was awarded the Community Service Award from the Martin Luther King Jr. Foundation of St. Joseph County and Outstanding Committee Service Award from the National Association of Neighborhoods.

          Dave was a member of Voice Ministries Church, Elkhart.

          He is survived by his wife, Janet; son Darrell Davis, Indianapolis; granddaughter Brielle Davis; daughter Antoinette Franklin, Mishawaka; two sisters, Doris (Timothy) Goode, Rochester, and Doreen (Steven) Ehresman, Lafayette; and a host of family and friends that loved him.

          Services are at noon Saturday at Voice Ministries Church, 1610 S. Nappanee St., Elkhart.  Friends may visit from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in Palmer Funeral Home-River Park, 2528 Mishawaka Ave., South Bend, and at the church Saturday one hour prior to services.

          Memorial contributions can be made to The Mishawaka Res, 13950 Scout Lane, Mishawaka, IN 46544.  Online condolences may be sent to the Norris Family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.

 

Adam S. Ziegler

Feb. 10, 1923-April 7, 2011

          Adam. S. ZIEGLER, 88, passed away April 7 at Johnson Memorial Hospital, Franklin.

          He and his wife Rosalie have resided in Franklin since 1980 and were former residents of Rochester.

          Adam S. Ziegler, son of Sebastian and Margaret (Koble) Ziegler, was born Feb. 10, 1923, in Drake, N.D.  He was raised in the Karlsruhe, N.D. area, where he received his education.

          Adam served his country during World War II and survived the Battle of Bulge.  He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in June 1946.  His awards include the European-African Middle Eastern Theater and the Good Conduct Medal and Army of Occupation Medal in Germany.  Adam married Rosalie Bollaerts on March 12, 1946, at Holy Heart Catholic Church, Antwerp, Belgium.

          Adam retired in 1985 from the Rural Electric Membership Association as an operations manager with 40 years of service.

          For many years Adam enjoyed hunting and playing Legion baseball.  He also enjoyed watching all sports.  He and his wife Rosalie have enjoyed many trips throughout the U.S. and Europe.

          Adam was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.  He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 205, Franklin, where he received The American Legion Certificate for 60 Years Continuous Membership.

          He was also a longtime member of the Franklin Elks Lodge BPOE 818 and the Franklin Moose Lodge No. 17.

          Adam is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Rosalie; three daughters, Gladys Macy (Rodger) Geneva, Ill., Dianne Ziegler, South Bend, Carmen Kaouk (Fred) Naples, Fla.; son James Ziegler, Rochester; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Edward (Lorraine) Ziegler, Minot, N.D., and Henry (Patty) Ziegler, Durant, Okla.; three sisters, Katherine (Edward) Ganje, Minot, N.D., Helen (Virgil) Frost, Minot, N.D., and Frances Carroll, Minot, N.D.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

          He was preceded in death by parents; brothers, John, Joseph, Daniel, Alex and Conrad; and sister Magdalen VanEeckhout.

          Father John Beitens will conduct a Mass of Christian Burial today at 10 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 113 Lancelot Drive, Franklin, IN 46131.  Friends may call on Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 North Morton St., (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin.  Interment will be at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia.

          Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association-American Stroke Association.  Online condolences may be received at www.flinnmaguire.com.

 

Friday, April 15, 2011

 

Marion J. Cardona

Feb. 28, 1923-April 14, 2011

          Marion Jeannette (See) CARDONA, 88, passed away at 4:55 a.m. Thursday at her residence.

          She was born in Macy on Feb. 28, 1923, to Howard M. and Mary Caroline (Tracy) See.  On Aug. 6, 1944, in Macy, she became the bride of Josief B. Cardona.  He preceded her in death on Dec. 19, 1973.

          Marion was a 1941 graduate of Macy High School.  In 1944 she graduated from Purdue University and was a lifetime alumni member.  In 1985, she retired as the director of the Rochester Community Schools lunch program.

          Marion was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester, for nearly 60 years.  She was also a member of the Morning Quest Circle.

          Marion is survived by three daughters, Janice Ramsay and husband Edward, Ringwood, N.J., Judith Forney and husband William Scott, Denton, Texas, and Elizabeth Jordan and husband Peter, New Hope, Pa.; four grandchildren, Craig Ramsay and wife Teresa, Sean Ramsay and wife Aki, William Aiden Forney, and Hannah Elizabeth Jordan; two great-granddaughters, Jenna and Corina; and four nieces and two nephews also survive.

          She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, John Howard See and Robert S. See; her dear aunt “Mooney,” Mildred Tracy McClain; and nephew Louis See.

          A celebration of the life of Marion Cardona is at 10 a.m. Monday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Maurice Grindle officiating.  Friends may visit with the family from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery Rochester.

          Memorials may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church.  Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.

 

Randa L. Goldsberry

Feb. 2, 1984-April 12, 2011

          Randa Lynn GOLDSBERRY, 27, Macy, went to be with the Lord at 12:48 p.m. Tuesday from her residence.

          Born Feb. 2, 1984, in Kankakee, Ill., she is the daughter of Billy Ray Goldsberry and Cathy Elaine (Roberts) Goldsberry and they survive.

          She was a 2006 graduate of Logansport High School.  She was active in the Fulton County Special Olympics, loved listening to music, riding in the car and being in the swimming pool.

          Along with her parents survivors include her paternal grandmother Corrine Goldsberry, Harlan, Ky.; maternal grandparents, Omer and Betty Roberts, Bourbonnais, Ill.; and several aunts and uncles including Tom and Kelly Maitland, Bob and Terisa Neahaus, and Ben and Marge Goldsberry.

          She was preceded in death by one sister, Candy Elaine Goldsberry on June 12, 1980; and paternal grandfather Jess Goldsberry Jr.

          Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday in Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel, 725 S. Main St., Kokomo, with Chaplain Ann Beattie officiating.  Burial will follow in Galveston Cemetery.  The family is receiving friends from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary.

          Memorials may be directed to the Fulton County Special Olympics with envelopes available at the mortuary.  You are invited to read the Goldsberry obituary at www.ellersmortuary.com, where you may order flowers, sign the guest book, or share a personal message to the family.

 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Matthew R. Crall

May 1, 1975-April 14, 2011

          Matthew R. CRALL, 35, 520 W. Ninth St., went to be with his Heavenly Father at 2:48 p.m. Thursday with his family at his bedside at the Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, where he had been a patient for 10 days.

          He was born on May 1, 1975, in Logansport, to Richard and Barbara (Kurz) Crall.   He graduated from Rochester High School in 1994.  Matt was an avid collector of Star Wars memorabilia.   He could name every creature they made.  Crazy eights was played with strategy, and he could beat anyone as the rest “just played cards.”

          The last 11 years Matt crafted latch hook rugs and gave them to friends and his doctors.   Puzzle books kept Matt busy during the day.  Every time he went somewhere, Matt wanted a new puzzle book.  His ability to find the hidden words in the books belied the fact that the disease he had impaired the brains ability to function.  Matt loved his family and they were all very close.  He was his grandmother’s “right hand man” after his grandfather Bill Kurz died.

          Matt is survived by his parents, Richard and Barbara Crall, Rochester; two brothers, Kevin Crall and wife Richelle, Fort Wayne, and Nathan Crall, Rochester; niece Trisha Moore; nephew Zachary Moore; uncle Keith Kurz and wife Kathy, Rochester, N.Y.; two aunts, Kay Bieganski and husband Dave, Cowlesville, N.Y., and Susie Helser and husband Laddie, Warsaw; great-aunt Norma Starr, Rochester; great-uncle Ed Kurz and wife Vonnie, Denver, Colo.; and canine companions Shiloh and Brownie.

          He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill and Dorothy Kurz, and Estel and Catherine Crall; and two aunts, Barb Claxton and Ann Benzing.

          A celebration of the life of Mathew Crall is at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Chaplain Jason See officiating.  Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.  Interment is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery Rochester.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mitochondria Association.   Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.

 

Monday, April 18, 2011

 

Matthew R. Crall

May 1, 1975-April 14, 2011

          Matthew R. CRALL, 35, 520 W. Ninth St., went to be with his Heavenly Father at 2:48 p.m. Thursday with his family at his bedside at the Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, where he had been a patient for 10 days.

          He was born on May 1, 1975, in Logansport, to Richard and Barbara (Kurz) Crall.   He graduated from Rochester High School in 1994.  Matt was an avid collector of Star Wars memorabilia.   He could name every creature they made.  Crazy eights was played with strategy, and he could beat anyone as the rest “just played cards.”

          The last 11 years Matt crafted latch hook rugs and gave them to friends and his doctors.   Puzzle books kept Matt busy during the day.  Every time he went somewhere, Matt wanted a new puzzle book.  His ability to find the hidden words in the books belied the fact that the disease he had impaired the brains ability to function.  Matt loved his family and they were all very close.  He was his grandmother’s “right hand man” after his grandfather Bill Kurz died.

          Matt is survived by his parents, Richard and Barbara Crall, Rochester; two brothers, Kevin Crall and wife Richelle, Fort Wayne, and Nathan Crall, Rochester; niece Trisha Moore; nephew Zachary Moore; uncle Keith Kurz and wife Kathy, Rochester, N.Y.; two aunts, Kay Bieganski and husband Dave, Cowlesville, N.Y., and Susie Helser and husband Laddie, Warsaw; great-aunt Norma Starr, Rochester; great-uncle Ed Kurz and wife Vonnie, Denver, Colo.; and canine companions Shiloh and Brownie.

          He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill and Dorothy Kurz, and Estel and Catherine Crall; and two aunts, Barb Claxton and Ann Benzing.

          A celebration of the life of Mathew Crall is at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Chaplain Jason See officiating.  Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.  Interment is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery Rochester.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mitochondria Association.   Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.

 

Glen A. Piotter

Sept. 12, 1950-April 16, 2011

Glen Alan PIOTTER, 60, rural Macy, passed away at 8:53 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne.

          Born on Sept. 12, 1950, in Peru, he was the son of Arnold H. and Bessie A. (Ross) Piotter.  On July 26, 1986, in Saint Mary of the Woods Village, he was married to Helen Mary Evrard and she survives.

          Glen was a lifelong resident and farmer in the Macy community.  He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Peru and the Macy Masonic Lodge.  He also was a member of the Logansport Shrine Club and the Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne.  He enjoyed going on fishing trips in Canada with his family.

          Along with his wife survivors include his mother, Bessie Thomason, Macy; daughter Bridget Cecile Buck and husband Brian along with their daughter Macy Hazel, all of Red Wing, Minn.; son Arnold Charles Piotter, Macy; brother Jerry Piotter and wife Carol, Macy; sister Sharon Dillman and her husband Robert, Macy; and several nieces and nephews.

          He was preceded in death by his father; his stepfather, Billy Ray Thomason; and two nephews, Jerald “Junior” Piotter and Robert “Bobby” Dillman.

          Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Peru, with the Rev. Kenneth Greenwald officiating.  Burial will follow in Deedsville IOOF Cemetery, Deedsville.  Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Guardian Angel Foundation, Kokomo, or to Helping Hands, Peru.  The online guestbook can be signed at www.mcclainfh.com.

 

David E. Glentzer

          David E. GLENTZER, 54, 21055 Franklin St., Dade City, Fla., died at 1:47 p.m. April 11 at Gulfside Center for Hospice Care, Zephyrshills, Fla.

          Survived include his four sisters, Tracy S. Lewis Rochester, Patricia Quier, Rochester, Kitty Kesler, Rochester, and Jackie Platz, South Bend.

          Services are from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 29 at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Virgil H. White

Sept. 1, 1933-April 16, 2011

          Virgil Howard WHITE, 77, 1502 W. Macy Gilead Road, Macy, passed away at 6:20 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans Administration Northern Indiana Health Care System, Marion.

          He was born on Sept. 1, 1933, in Fulton County, the son of Howard Virgil and Alice Gertrude (Zartman) White. On Jan. 26, 1973, in Richland Center, he married Margaret Rock and she survives.

          Mr. White had been a farmer and had previously worked for Delco and Sealed Power.  He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran serving in the Korean Conflict and was an avid Indiana University Basketball fan.

          Along with his wife survivors include his five children, Randy White, Bloomfield, Cheryl and husband Robert Bartoo, Wabash, Ron and wife Tami White, Safety Harbor, Fla., Raymond and wife Yvonne White, Rochester, Dustin and wife Sara White, Portage; two stepchildren, Matt and wife Kerrie Lyons, Fort Wayne, Mark and wife Jennifer Lyons, Kokomo; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four sisters, Phyllis Gehring, Peru, Anna and husband Darrell Glasson, Selma, Lulu Koenig, Mesa, Ariz., and Maridean and husband Jim Barnette, Hazel Green, Ala.

          He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Gerald White in 1995; and sister Freda Roe in 2004.

          Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Tom Graham Jr. officiating.  Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to service at the funeral home.  Burial is in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy, where military gravesides services will be conducted by the Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Guardian Angel Hospice.   Online condolences may be sent to zimmermanbros@rtcol.com.

 


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

 

Sharon S. Carlson

Dec. 1, 1942-April 17, 2011

          Sharon Sue CARLSON, 68, Kewanna, died at 8:15 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

          Born Dec. 1, 1942, in South Bend, she was the daughter of the late Maurice L. and Mary Lu (Moody) Corbett.

          She had been head cook at Kewanna High School for many years before their close and also had been a longtime EMT for the Kewanna Volunteer Fire Department.  She retired from Woodlawn Hospital in 2010 where she had worked in the emergency room.

          She attended the Kewanna Church of Christ.  Her hobbies were reading, crocheting and swimming with her grandchildren.  Sharon was a friend and mother to all who knew her.

          Survivors include her four children, Glenda Sue Urbin and husband Rex, Timothy L. Carlson and wife Nancy, both of Kewanna, Cynthia L. Shayler and husband Fred, Hamlet, N.C. and Theodore A. Carlson and fiancé Juli Stetler, Knoxville, Tenn.; two brothers, Danny Corbett, Terre Haute, and Gregory Corbett and wife Sharon, North Pole, Alaska; two sisters, Michele Corbett, Kewanna, and Nancy Wanner and husband Don, Abilene, Texas; nine grandchildren, Ryan Urbin, Theresa Urbin, Wesley Urbin, Danielle Carlson, Matthew Carlson, Casey Carlson, Heidi Eisbrenner, Derek Eisbrenner and Zachery Carlson; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

          Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel, with the Rev. Jason See officiating.  Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and also one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Thursday.  Burial is at Moon Cemetery, Kewanna.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Kewanna Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 95, Kewanna, IN 46939.  Online condolences and tributes may be sent to the Carlson family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

 

Tammy J. Floyd

          Tammy J. FLOYD, 51, Rochester, died at 7:52 a.m. Sunday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. 

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

 

Michael J. Herrell

          Michael J. HERRELL, 57, 2835 N. 200 West, died at 5:06 p.m. Sunday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

          Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Clayton E. Klingerman

Oct. 18, 1946-April 15, 2011

          Clayton E. KLINGERMAN, 64, formerly of Bremen, passed away suddenly at his Rochester home Friday evening due to an apparent heart attack.

          Clayton was born in Bremen, the son of Chester Earl and Catherine Elma (Williams) Klingerman on Oct. 18, 1946.  He was raised on the farm where he came to appreciate the outdoors, livestock and animals of all kinds.  He graduated from Bremen High School with the Class of 1964.

          In April of 1966 he was drafted and began a tour of duty in Vietnam with the 10th Infantry – Fifth U.S. Army.  After returning home he continued with farm work.

          On Sept. 5, 1970, in Saint Dominic’s Church he married Theresa K. Clauss, also of Bremen.  Together they would have three children.

          In August of 1985 he fulfilled his desire to become an auctioneer by completing the Reppert School of Auctioneering in Decatur.   During his career he specialized in livestock sales and horse trading mainly in the Shipshewana area.  He enjoyed caring for animals.

          With his family he had attended Saint Michael’s Church, Plymouth, enjoyed fishing with his sons and horseback riding trips in Brown County.  He was a member of the Indiana Auctioneers Association.

          Clayton is survived by his former spouse, Theresa K. Klingerman, Bremen; daughter Sarah K. Klingerman, Plymouth; and two sons, Clinton E. Klingerman, Plymouth, and Nathan E. Klingerman, Rochester, with whom he made his home; and brother Chester E. “Skip” and his wife Media Klingerman, Plymouth.  He was also a close father figure to Zach Feltner, Knox.

          He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Catherine E. Ernsberger.

          Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.  Services are at 7 p.m. with Life Celebrant – Roberta Norris.  Military Honors will be provided by members of the Plymouth American Legion Post No. 27, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans immediately following the service.  Interment is at the Bremen Cemetery.

          Memorial gifts may be made to the Marshall County Humane Society, P.O. Box 22, Plymouth, IN 46563; United Way of Marshall County, 2701 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, IN 46563; or Toys For Tots.  Notes of condolence may be sent to the family through the website www.johnson-danielson.com.

 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

 

No Obituaries

 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

 

Tammy J. Floyd

          Tammy J. FLOYD, 51, Rochester, died at 7:52 a.m. Sunday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

          Survivors include her three brothers, Samuel Hamilton, Kokomo, Daniel Hamilton, Plymouth, and Larry Hamilton, Jacksonville; and three sisters, Debra Stroller, Lafayette, Patty Kemp, Florida, and Brenda Adams, Georgia.

          Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of the Heartland, Winamac.  Arrangements are being handled by Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna.

 

Michael J. Herrell

          Michael J. HERRELL, 57, 2835 N. 200 West, died at 5:06 p.m. Sunday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

          Survivors include her husband, Jim Herrell, at home; brother Harvey Monroe, Monticello; and three sons, Tom Herrell, Albany, Texas, Loyd Herrell, Culver, and Scott Herrell, Rochester.

          Services are at 11 a.m. Monday in Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.

 

David D. Stangle

          David D. STANGLE, 71, Kewanna, died at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

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

 

Friday, April 22, 2011

 

Tony E. Hobbs

Aug. 23, 1924-April 20, 2011

          Tony Earl HOBBS, 86, Wabash, died at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at his home.

          He was born Aug. 23, 1924, in Tennyson, to Loran and Lois Elizabeth (Spradley) Hobbs.

          Tony was a graduate of Tennyson High School.  He married Donnetta H. Chapman in Morganfield, Ky., on Dec. 5, 1969.  He retired from Pike Lumber Co., Akron, in 1997 after 31 years.  He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.

          He is survived by his wife, Donnetta H. Hobbs, Wabash; four children, Linda Garza and Tony Hobbs, Jr., both of Oklahoma, Karen (Craig) Stuart, Wyoming, and Liz Hobbs Hicks, Wabash; four stepchildren, Dennis (Cathie) Harshman, Nashville, Tenn., Daniel (Renee) Harshman, Denver, Deana (John) Carter, Columbia City, and Denise (Dewayne) Yocum, Macy; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

          He was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.

          Memorial services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Olive Branch Church of God, rural Roann, with the Rev. Lowell Burrus and the Rev. Rick Tolley officiating.  Burial will be in Roann Community Cemetery at a later date.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Home.

          Preferred memorial is New Foundation Ministries, Box 143, Wabash, IN 46992.  The memorial guest book for Tony may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.

 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

 

Oral A. Lane

Jan. 19, 1933-April 21, 2011

          Oral Andrew “Andy” LANE, 78, Logansport, passed away at 5:07 p.m. Thursday at his residence.

          He was born on Jan. 19, 1933, in Crawford County, the son of Jacob and Blanche (Hammond) Lane.  On June 25, 1955, Andy married Patricia G Seibert in Birdseye and she survives.

          Andy retired in 1995 from the Logansport State Hospital as a florist and grounds crew worker.

          He was a member of the Yorktown Road Church of Christ and the Golden Agers.  He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.  He loved to work in his “Pops Shop” building and repairing items.  He enjoyed NASCAR.  Andy also enjoyed spending time feeding and watching his birds.  He also had a passion for taking care of his flowers and garden.

          Along with his wife survivors include; daughter Trivenia Doolittle and husband Larry, Logansport; two sons, Mike Lane, Columbus, Ga., and Jeffery Lane and wife Beckey, Lucerne; brother Jack Lane, Birdseye; sister Belle Bean, English; seven grandchildren, Dwight Dunwoody and wife Sally, Rochester, Jennifer Bruner and husband Chad, Moore, Okla., Amanda Mitchell and husband T.J., Tulsa, Okla., Joshua Lane, San Francisco, Calif., Mindi Smith and husband Josh, Colonial Heights, Va., and Madison and Evan Lane, Lucerne; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

          He was preceded in death by two grandchildren and five brothers.

          Services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. Rick Woodall officiating.  Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Burial is at Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport, with full graveside Military Rites.

          In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Golden Agers of the Yorktown Road Church of Christ or Hope Hospice, Rochester.  You may sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.

 

David D. Stangle

May 28, 1939-April 20, 2011

          David Dean STANGLE, 71, Kewanna.

          Dave made his final round in the field of life and went into the arms of his Savior at 6:35 a.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center of Rochester with his son holding his hand.

          Dave was born on May 28, 1939, in Cass County, to Cecil and Dorothy (Watson) Stangle who both preceded him in death.  On March 4, 1962, Dave married his high school sweetheart Mary Jane Woodke at Helm Street Church of God in Logansport, and she survives.

          Dave was a 1958 Star City High School graduate.  A farmer all his live, Dave also had a passion for big, earth moving equipment.  As a teenager Dave operated a crane and helped dredge out Lake Manitou.  Dave was probably best known as the driver of a Minneapolis Moline tractor by the name of “Solid Junk.”  Dave was national points champion for three years.  Dave was greatly honored to be inducted into the NTPA hall of fame in 1997.

          Dave was a past supervisor of Fulton County Soil and Water Conservation District, a 40 plus years active and faithful member of Winamac Nazarene Church, Fulton County Historical Power Association, Prairie Gold Rush, IH collectors-Chapter 33, Richland Center Tractor Pullers, Indiana Pullers Inc., M & M Collectors, and a Pfister seed corn salesman of rover 40 years.

          Dave was a jack of all trades, could fix anything and tell you a joke at the drop of a hat, never met a stranger and had a true love for people.  Dave truly enjoyed and thoroughly loved his family and friends, driving his decked out M&M golf cart and just enjoying the blessed life the Lord had given him.  Dave was always ready with a smile.

          Along with his wife of 49 years, survivors include his daughters, Janie (Troy) Hattery and their children, Dean and Melinda Hattery, all of Peru, and Jenny (Wade) Cohagan and their daughter Ellie, all of Monticello; son David Cecil Stangle (Dawn) and their son David Dean Stangle, and her daughters McKenna and Rebecca, all of Kewanna; brother Edwin (Bette) Stangle, Monticello; and sister Joan (Lester – deceased) Piercy, Mesa, Ariz.

          Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST Monday and 1 hour prior to the service at the Winamac Church of the Nazarene, 516 E. 13th St. (Indiana 14).  Funeral services are at 11 a.m. EST Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Daniel Burgess officiating.  Burial is at the Bruce Lake Cemetery in rural Kewanna.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel.

          No flowers please, memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton County Historical Power Association or the Kewanna Union Township Volunteer Fire Department.  Online condolences and tributes may be sent to the Stangle family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

 

Adele J. Phillips

          Adele J. PHILLIPS, 5 months, 1610 Ranch Road, Warsaw, died at 12:45 p.m. Thursday at Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis.

          Parents are Jeffery D. and Jennifer M. (Studebaker) Phillips.

          Services are being planned for May 1.  A complete obituary will be published at a later date.  Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Mentone.

 

Monday, April 25, 2011

 

Mildred L. Emigh

July 22, 1926-April 23, 2011

          Mildred L. EMIGH, 84, Rochester, and formerly of Culver, passed away Saturday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

          Mildred was born on July 22, 1926, in Oakland, Ill., one of eight children born to Marion (Grace White) Collins. Mildred married G. V. Emigh on Sept. 18, 1949, in Rochester.  They had one son, Dennis, who preceded her in death.

          Mildred was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Culver and worked at the Culver Military Academy for many years.  Staff at Life Care will fondly remember Mildred’s singing and yodeling.

          Mildred is survived by her two sisters, Alberta “Bertie” Smith, Rochester, and Eva Reese, Noblesville; brother Melvin Collins and fiancé Ruth Green, Rochester; granddaughter Della (Roger) Gaines and great-grandson Daniel Gaines, both of Plymouth.

          A time of sharing memories with Mildred’s family is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Odom Funeral Home, Culver, with funeral services to follow at 1 p.m.   The Rev. Ron Lewellen is officiating.  Burial will follow at the Culver Masonic Cemetery.

          Memorials may be given to Emmanuel United Methodist Church.  Letters of Condolence may be sent via our obituary page at www.odomfuneralhome.com.

 

Adele J. Phillips

          Adele J. PHILLIPS, 5 months, 1610 Ranch Road, Warsaw, died at 12:45 p.m. Thursday at Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis.

          Parents are Jeffery D. and Jennifer M. (Studebaker) Phillips.

          Services are being planned for May 1.  A complete obituary will be published at a later date.  Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

         

James E. Pyke

June 23, 1948-April 23, 2011

          James E. “Jim” PYKE, 62, Rochester, and formerly of Kokomo, died at 5:10 a.m. Saturday at his residence.

          He was born on June 23, 1948, in Kokomo, the son of Arthur L. Pyke and Selvina Lewis.   On May 27, 1982, in Gas City, he married Phyllis K. (Mc Cafferty) Pyke, and she survives.

          Jim was a 1966 graduate of Kokomo High School and received his associate degree in carpentry from Ivy Tech Community College in 1990.  He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving five years in the National Guard obtaining the rank of Staff Sgt.  He retired from Delco Electronics in 1997 after 31 years of service.  He was a member of Pathway of Hope Church of the Nazarene for many years.  He was an adult Sunday school teacher, worked with the youth and worked maintenance for the church.  After retiring from Delco, he worked as a carpenter.  He coached boy’s varsity tennis at Rochester High School.  He loved reading his Bible, playing tennis, vacationing with his family, and was an avid fisherman.  He was blessed to have taken many fishing trips to Canada, and other beautiful bodies of water.  He enjoyed wintering in Florida, and spending time with his wife of almost 30 years, their children and grandchildren.

          Along with his wife Jim is survived by his seven children, Misty Pyke (Mike Weekly), Ryan Pyke (Danielle Saylor), and Mike Murray (Melissa), all of Kokomo, Brian Pyke (Sherry), Nappanee, Bruce Pyke (Jen Clark), Indianapolis, Kim Maxwell-Murdock (James), Galveston, and Patrick Murray (Sky Crowe), Walton; 17 grandchildren, Anthony Hobbs, Justin Hobbs, Mason Pyke, Madison Pyke, Grayson Bolton, Cole Maxwell, Grant Maxwell, Haley Maxwell, Jesse Murdock, Andrew Murray, Cody Scott, Jesse Scott, Zach Scott, Kyndal Murray, Marla Murray, Eddie Johnson and Aisha Anderson; great-grandchild Callie Canady; three siblings, Harry Meeks (Georgenia), Cookville, Tenn., Larry Pyke (Alene), Kokomo, and Sandy Hart, N.C.; and in-laws, Joy Smith, Kokomo, Orman Mc Cafferty (Chris), Mansfield, Ark., and James B. Mc Cafferty (Laverda), Waldron, Ark.

          He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur L. Pyke; mother Selvina Lewis; sister Mary C. Sanford; father-in-law James K. Mc Cafferty; mother-in-law Meddie Mc Cafferty; and brother-in-law Richard Smith.

          Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Pathway of Hope Church of the Nazarene, 2700 S. Park Road, Kokomo, with the Rev. John Leitzel, the Rev. Steve Pearce and the Rev. Steve Fleck officiating.  Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery.  Friends are invited to call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home, Lincoln Road Chapel, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo.

          In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Rochester High School tennis team, 1 Zebra Lane, P. O. Box 108, Rochester, IN 46975.  Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

 

Betty J. Kaminski

          Betty J. KAMINSKI, 79, 222 Parkview St., Plymouth, died at 10:15 a.m. Monday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

          Arrangements are pending at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

James E. Pyke

June 26, 1948-April 23, 2011

          James E. “Jim” PYKE, 62, Rochester, and formerly of Kokomo, died at 6:10 a.m. Saturday at his residence.

          He was born on June 26, 1948, in Kokomo, the son of Arthur L. Pyke and Selvina Lewis.   On May 27, 1982, in Gas City, he married Phyllis K. (Mc Cafferty) Pyke, and she survives.

          Jim was a 1966 graduate of Kokomo High School, and received his associate degree in carpentry from Ivy Tech Community College in 1990.  He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving five years in the National Guard, obtaining the rank of Staff Sgt.  He retired from Delco Electronics in 1997 after 31 years of service.  He was a member of Pathway of Hope Church of the Nazarene for many years.  He was an adult Sunday school teacher, worked with the youth, and worked maintenance for the church.  After retiring from Delco, he worked as a carpenter.  He coached boy’s varsity tennis at Rochester High School.  He loved reading his Bible, playing tennis, vacationing with his family, and was an avid fisherman.  He was blessed to have taken many fishing trips to Canada, and other beautiful bodies of water.  He enjoyed wintering in Florida, and spending time with his wife of almost 30 years, their children and grandchildren.

          Along with his wife Jim is survived by his seven children, Misty Pyke (Mike Weekly), Kokomo, Brian Pyke (Sherry), Nappanee, Ryan Pyke (Danielle Saylor), Kokomo, Bruce Pyke (Jen Clark), Indianapolis, Kim Maxwell-Murdock (James Murdock), Galveston, Mike Murray (Melissa), Kokomo, and Patrick Murray (Sky Crowe), Walton; 17 grandchildren, Anthony Hobbs, Justin Hobbs, Mason Pyke, Madison Pyke, Grayson Bolton, Cole Maxwell, Grant Maxwell, Haley Maxwell, Jesse Murdock, Andrew Murray, Cody Scott, Jesse Scott, Zach Scott, Kyndal Murray, Marla Murray, Eddie Johnson and Aisha Anderson; great-grandchild Callie Canady; three siblings, Harry Meeks (Georgenia), Cookville, Tenn., Larry Pyke (Alene), Kokomo, and Sandy Hart, North Carolina; and in-laws, Joy Smith, Kokomo, Orman Mc Cafferty (Chris), Mansfield, Ark., and James B. Mc Cafferty (Laverda), Waldron, Ark.

          He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur L. Pyke; mother Selvina Lewis; sister Mary C. Sanford; father-in-law James K. Mc Cafferty; mother-in-law Meddie Mc Cafferty; and a brother-in-law Richard Smith.

          Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Pathway of Hope Church of the Nazarene, 2700 S. Park Road, Kokomo, with the Rev. John Leitzel, the Rev. Steve Pearce and the Rev. Steve Fleck officiating.  Burial with full Military Rites by the National Guard will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery.  Friends are invited to call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home, Lincoln Road Chapel, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo.

          In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Rochester High School tennis team, 1 Zebra Lane, P. O. Box 108, Rochester, IN 46975.  Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

 

Jerry D. Ringle

Oct. 15, 1944-April 25, 2011

          Jerry D. RINGLE, 66, 2317 Bayview Drive, passed away at 1 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.

          He was born on Oct. 15, 1944, in Rochester, the son of Calvin and Mae (McClain) Ringle.  On Dec. 19, 1964, in Rochester, he married Linda K. Miller and she survives.

          Mr. Ringle had owned and operated Ringle Tree Service and had been a greenskeeper at the city golf course.  He had been a member of the Eagles Lodge.

          Along with his wife survivors include his son, Brian L. Ringle and fiance Sherry Eaton, Rochester; daughter Tracy Overmyer, Rochester; six grandchildren, Shelly Harrison, Rochester, Tiffany Holderman, Bourbon, Megan Ringle, Rochester, Mallory Ringle, Akron, Jordon Ringle, Akron, and Brandon Overmyer, Rochester; stepgrandchild Ashley Andrews, Rochester; four great-grandchildren, McKenna Harrison, Rochester, Adrian Holderman, Akron, Peyton Holderman, Akron, and Brooklyn Holderman, Akron; two stepgreat-grandchildren, David Andrews II, Rochester, and Ella Holderman, Rochester; mother Mae Ringle, Rochester; two sisters, Karen Patterson, Lynchburg, Va., and Mary and husband Ed Westwood, Rochester; and brother Richard Ringle, Kokomo.

          He was preceded in death by his father, Calvin Ringle, and twin brother Gary Ringle.

          Funeral services are at 7 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Don Meyer officiating.  Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Burial will be at a later date at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.  Online condolences may be sent to zimmermanbros@rtcol.com.

 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

 

Hershel D. Bickel

          Hershel D. BICKEL, 84, Culver, died at 2:50 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.

          Survivors include his four sons, Richard Bickel, Knox, Michael Bickel, Knox, James Bickel, Rochester, and Robert Bickel, Nappanee; and three daughters, Betty Busam, Plymouth, Elsie Morgan, Okomogee, Okla., and Patty Justice, Owasso, Okla.

          Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Odom Funeral Home, Culver, with visitation from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

David E. Glentzer

Jan. 16, 1957-April 11, 2011

          David Edward GLENTZER, 54, 21055 Franklin St., Dade City, Fla., passed away at 1:47 p.m. April 11 at Gulfside Center for Hospice Care, Zephyrshills, Fla.

          He was born in Rochester on Jan. 16, 1957, to Roy and Betty Geane (Lowe) Glentzer.

          David lived most of his life in the Rochester community, graduating from Rochester High School with the Class of 1975.  He moved to Florida in 1998.

          As a carpenter, he completely refurbished homes, and had planned to design and create his own gourmet kitchen.  He loved to cook, and share the cuisine with family and friends.

          David also enjoyed art, using his talent in painting and drawing.  In his free time, David went to garage sales, often finding Oriental artifacts to add to his collection

          David is survived by four sisters, Tracy S. Lewis, Rochester, Patricia Quier, Rochester, Kitty Kesler and husband Jim, Rochester, and Jackie Platz, South Bend; special friend Paul Wright, Dade City, Fla.; canine companion Little Bit; and nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

          He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Lorraine Hunter and Sue Miller, and brother-in-law Don Quier.

          To celebrate David’s life a gathering will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.  <