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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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home : obituaries : obituaries June 28, 2017

Russell Lee 'Pudge' Egolf
Russell Lee "Pudge" Egolf, 78, Rochester, passed into eternity at 12:31 a.m. Monday, June 26, 2017, at his home.

He was born Dec. 13, 1938, in North Manchester, to Earl E. and Eleanor (Pratt) Egolf.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Kenneth Freels
Kenneth Freels, 86, Spring Hill, Fla., and formerly of the Fulton area, died Sunday.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Jerry P. Stowe
Jerry P. Stowe, 62, Rochester, and formerly of Niles, Mich., passed away on May 30, 2017, in Fort Wayne.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Kristina J. McIntyre
Kristina J. McIntyre, 49, Rochester, died Thursday at Signature Healthcare of Fort Wayne.

Survivors include her husband, Michael; two daughters, Ashton Hall, Rochester, and Johanna E. McIntyre, Mount Vernon, Ill.; her son, Dustin J. McKee, Rochester; her sister, Linda Martin, Peru; and her brother, Bobby Holland, Peru.

Her funeral service is 4 p.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 3 p.m. to the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Saturday, June 24, 2017
Phillip E. Perdue
Phillip E. Perdue, 58, Norfolk, Va., and formerly of Rochester, died June 16, 2017, in Norfolk, Va.

Survivors include his wife, Melissa Perdue; his mother, Linda Perdue; and his sister, Kari Blackley.

His celebration of life is 2-4 p.m. Tuesday at WHRO TV station in Norfolk, Va.

Friday, June 23, 2017
Cara E. Sheppard
Cara E. Sheppard, 29, Peru, died Monday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.


Friday, June 23, 2017
Anna M. Slone
Anna M. Slone, 94, Mentone, died Wednesday.
Friday, June 23, 2017
Anna Slone
Anna Slone, 94, Mentone, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Marjorie A. Braun
Marjorie A. Braun, 95, Winamac, died Tuesday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

Survivors include her daughters, Carol Shafer, Plymouth, and Kay DeWitt, Royal Center; and her sister, Wilma Swindell, Sparta, Tenn.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. EDT Monday at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. EDT Sunday at the funeral home.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Ashley Nicole DeMont
Ashley Nicole DeMont, 17, died at 4:04 p.m. June 19, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, from injuries she sustained in an automobile accident.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Karen M. Grimm
Karen M. Grimm, 70, Clinton, Ark., died April 28, 2017, at home.

Survivors include her husband, James R. Grimm; her sons, James M. Grimm, Rochester, and Daniel R. Grimm, Clinton, Ark.; a brother, David McCarthy, Ocala, Fla.; and a sister, JoAnne Wingereid, Loveland, Ohio.

Her memorial service is 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Crawford Park, 1000 E. Mishawaka Ave., Mishawaka.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Zachery A. Pierce
Zachery A. Pierce, 27, Waukesha, Wis., died March 26, 2017.

Survivors include two sons, Dominec Pierce and Dante Pierce; his parents, Donald and Carolyn Raska, Rochester; four sisters, Penelope Prater, Texas, Anna Nicole Stanley, Warsaw, Jamie Painter, Illinois, and Amber Sauer, Illinois; and three brothers, Michael High, North Carolina, Braxton Raska, Rochester, and James Raska, Illinois.

A memorial service is noon Monday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 11 a.m. to the time of the service Monday at the funeral home.

Saturday, June 17, 2017
Larry Joe Bucks
Larry Joe Bucks, 78, Rochester, and formerly of Kewanna, passed away at 5:58 p.m. on June 14, 2017, at his residence.
Friday, June 16, 2017
John E. Shiffer
John E. Shiffer, 74, Indianapolis and summertime resident of Lake Manitou, departed this life Tuesday, June 13, 2017.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Anna R. Laughlin
Anna R. Laughlin, 26, South Bend, died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

Survivors include her mother, Tammy Bowser, Nappanee; her father, Randall Laughlin, Mentone; her sister, Kimberly Hanes, Nappanee; and her brother, Jessie Laughlin, California.

Her funeral service is 7 p.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home. Visitation is 5 p.m. to the time of the service Friday at the funeral home.


Thursday, June 15, 2017
Larry J. Bucks
Larry J. Bucks, 78, Rochester, died Wednesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.


Thursday, June 15, 2017
Phyllis Jean Geyer
Phyllis Jean Geyer, 86, passed away at 7:38 a.m. on Monday, June 12, 2017, at the Hospice House of South Bend.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Gerald Allan Lange
Gerald Allan Lange, 76, Isle of Palms, S.C., husband of the late Carol Jean Zent Lange, died Sunday, June 11, 2017.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Patricia S. Miller
Patricia S. Miller 68, Mexico, and formerly of Rochester, died Saturday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

Survivors include her children, Pavo Kent, Plymouth, and Donald Kent, West Chazy, N.Y.

No service is scheduled at this time. Arrangements are handled by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Patricia S. Miller
Patricia S. Miller, 68, Mexico, died Saturday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Sheryl "Sheri" J. Woods
Sheryl "Sheri" J. Woods, 64, Rochester, passed away at 12:05 a.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the Center for Hospice Care, South Bend.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Douglas G. Cultice
Douglas G. Cultice, 77, Argos, died Saturday at home.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Charles W. Gray
Charles W. Gray, 70, Kewanna, died Saturday at home.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Skyler Kruse
Skyler Kruse, 29, Quantico, Va., died May 14, 2017, at home.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Edward 'Buck' Charles Howard
Edward "Buck" Charles Howard, 55, Macy, passed away at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 9, 2017, at his residence.

Born Sept. 13, 1961, in Knox, he was the son of the late Alonzo and Anna Miller Howard.

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Kenneth Eugene Saine
Mr. Kenneth Eugene Saine, 83, Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 5:33 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017, at his home. He had been in failing health the past eight years.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Sheryl J. Woods
Sheryl J. Woods, 64, Rochester, died June 3, 2017, at South Bend Hospice House.

Survivors include two sons, Mike Woods, and Matt Woods, both of Rochester; and a sister, Diana Shoemaker, Akron.

Her funeral service with visitation is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Good Family Funeral Home.

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Linda A. Snapp
Linda A. Snapp, 65, Rochester, died Thursday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Friday, June 9, 2017
Edward 'Ed' Carl Westwood
Lifetime Fulton County resident, Mr. Edward "Ed" Carl Westwood, 65, Rochester, passed away at 3:32 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Edward C. Westwood
Edward C. Westwood, 65, Rochester, died Saturday at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
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Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Sheryl J. Woods
Sheryl J. Woods, 64, Rochester, died Saturday at South Bend Hospice House. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Monday, June 5, 2017
Ralph Pickens
Ralph Pickens, 96, Lucerne, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017, at his residence.
Monday, June 5, 2017
Millie Smith
Mrs. Mildred "Millie" Kay Smith, 77, Rochester, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, May 31, 2017, at her residence.
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Saturday, June 3, 2017
Justin T. Walther
Justin T. Walther, 26, Logansport, died Wednesday at St. Vincent Hospital, Kokomo.

Survivors include his parents, Mark A. Sr. and Donna L. Walther, North Manchester; and his brother, Mark A. Walther Jr., Logansport.

His funeral service is 7 p.m. Tuesday at McClain Funeral Home. Visitation is 4 p.m. to the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Saturday, June 3, 2017
Richard L. Colwell
Richard L. Colwell, 73, Rochester, died Thursday at home.

Survivors include his wife, Vicki; two daughters, Tammy Smith, Pella, Iowa, and Linda Vowels, Columbiaville, Mich.; a son, Bobby Jo Rozell, Jacksonville, Texas; two sisters, Linda A. Humphries, The Villages, Fla., and Cheryl J. Copeland, Garver Lake, Mich.; and two brothers, Roland G. Colwell, Kewanna, and Dewey Jones, Gatesville, Texas.

A prayer service is 3 p.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 2 p.m. to the time of the service Monday at the funeral home.

Saturday, June 3, 2017
Pamela L. Dickinson
Pamela L. Dickinson, 70, Akron, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. She was born on Sept. 3, 1946, to Albert E. "Ted" Hawk Jr. and LaVerta Sundheimer in Miami, Fla.
Friday, June 2, 2017
Kathryn Leanna Metzger
Kathryn Leanna Metzger, 97, Akron, died.

Mom left us May 23, 2017, at 12:20 p.m. at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, to meet our Lord and dad after 13 years. She had a hospital stay of six days before going home. Kate was born Feb. 25, 1920, in Wabash County to Jesse S. and Nona (Mishler) Blickenstaff. She graduated from Chester High School in 1939.

Friday, June 2, 2017
Justin T. Walther
Justin T. Walther, 26, Logansport, died Wednesday at St. Vincent Hospital, Kokomo. Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home.
Friday, June 2, 2017
Samuel E. Hoover
Samuel E. Hoover, 86, Denver, died Wednesday at home.

Survivors include his wife, Mary; his sons, Mike Hoover, Plymouth, and Monte Hoover, Indianapolis; his sister, Rosalee Ratliff; and his brother, Raymon Hoover.

His funeral service is 4 p.m. Sunday at McClain Funeral Home. Visitation is 2 p.m. to the time of the service Sunday at the funeral home.

Friday, June 2, 2017
Marjorie Aldora Enyart
Marjorie Aldora Enyart, 93, South Bend, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at 2:20 p.m. Monday, May 29, 2017, at Miller's Merry Manor, Walkerton.

She was born on March 6, 1924, in Rochester, to Alvin and Dora Ann (Ogden) Hoffman.

Friday, June 2, 2017
Richard L. Colwell
Richard L. Colwell, 73, died Thursday at home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Friday, June 2, 2017
Dennis A. Lebo
Mr. Dennis A. Lebo, 62, of Rochester, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017, at Woodlawn Hospital shortly after admission.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Stanley A. Kendall
Stanley A. Kendall, 64, Warsaw, died Wednesday at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Survivors include his sister, Sheri Reeve, Pierceton; and his brother, Larry Kendall, Bremen.

His funeral service is 10 a.m. Saturday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Russell W. Slusser
Russell W. Slusser, 78, Denver, died Tuesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Peru.

Survivors include his wife, Minnie.

His funeral service is 1:30 p.m. Friday at McClain Funeral Home. Visitation is 11:30 a.m. to the time of the service Friday at the funeral home.

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Daryl H. Minix
Mr. Daryl H. Minix, 39, originally from Rochester, most recently of Lebanon, passed away May 29, 2017, at Witham Hospital in Lebanon.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Kenneth W. Richardson
Kenneth W. Richardson, 68, rural Macy, passed away at 1:50 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at his residence.
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Thursday, June 1, 2017
Samuel E. Hoover
Samuel E. Hoover, 86, Denver, died Wednesday at home. Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Mildred K. Smith
Mildred K. Smith, 77, Rochester, died Wednesday at home.

Survivors include her husband, Dale; three children, Dave Smith, Sandy Owens, and Kevin Smith, all of Rochester; a sister, Carolyn Beach, Kouts; and a brother, Cliff Beach, Valparaiso.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service Monday at the funeral home.

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Michael S. Maloney
The creed of the true saint is to make the most of life, and to make the best of it. Heaven gained a true saint in Michael S. Maloney, 73, Kokomo, who left this life at 5:19 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017, at Community Howard Regional Hospital in Kokomo surrounded by family and loved ones. He was born on Aug. 30, 1943, in Kokomo, to Robert and Lucille (Swisher) Maloney. On March 3, 1962, he married Pamela F. Schmitt, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Kokomo. She survives. Together they celebrated 55 years of marriage this year.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Patricia A. Hipskind
Patricia A. Hipskind, 78, Peru, died Monday at St. Vincent Kokomo Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph Hipskind, Peru; her sister, Judy Tremblay, Long Sault, Ontario, Canada; and six children, Diana Craig, South Bend, Andrew Hipskind, Plymouth, Lisa Wilmotte, San Antonio, Texas, Sarah Hipskind, Peru, Paula Shimba, South Bend, and David Hipskind, South Bend.

Her funeral service is 8 p.m. Friday at the First Assembly of God church, 365 Monroe Ave., Peru. Visitation is 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements are handled by McClain Funeral Home.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Richard K. Holloway
Richard K. Holloway, 77, rural Rochester, passed away at 7:05 p.m. Friday, May 26, 2017, at his residence after being in failing health for seven years.

He was born on July 11, 1939, in Fulton County to Omer Jack and Hazel (Tilden) Holloway.


Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Nancy L. Luckenbill
Nancy L. Luckenbill, 83, passed away at 8:40 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw.


Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Dennis A. Lebo
Dennis A. Lebo, Rochester, died Friday at Woodlawn Hospital.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Dennis Lebo
Dennis Lebo, 62, Rochester, died Friday at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Nancy Luckenbill
Nancy Luckenbill, 83, formerly of Akron, died Thursday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Richard Holloway
Richard Holloway, 77, rural Rochester, died Friday at home. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Robert W. Rhodes
Robert W. Rhodes, 87, Rochester, passed away at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
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Friday, May 26, 2017
Georgianna Grubbs
Georgianna Grubbs, 91, Claypool, passed away at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Anthony 'Tony' Thomas Krintz
Anthony "Tony" Thomas Krintz, 42, Lucerne, died on May 23, 2017, at 3:12 p.m. in Grass Creek.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Anthony T. Krintz
Anthony T. Krintz, 42, Lucerne, died Tuesday at Grass Creek. Arrangements are pending at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Georgianna Grubbs
Georgianna Grubbs, 91, Claypool, died Wednesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Carter C. Murphy
Carter C. Murphy, 76, Denver, died Sunday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

Survivors include his wife, Shirlee Ann Murphy, Denver; three children, Bruce Murphy, Denver, Max Murphy, Indianapolis, and Samuel Murphy, Indianapolis; his sister, Julia Martin, Morehead, Ky; and his brother, Royce Murphy, Benefield, England.

His memorial service is 11 a.m. Friday at Denver Baptist Church. Visitation is 9 a.m. to the time of the service Friday at the church. Arrangements are handled by McClain Funeral Home.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Jack P. Rowe
Jack P. Rowe, 80, Argos, died Tuesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Culver.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Rowe, Argos; his daughter, Pamela S. Mechling, Plymouth; his son, Brad A. Rowe, Argos; and his brothers, Richard Rowe, Plymouth, and Gene Rowe, Argos.

His funeral service is 1 p.m. Friday at the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Dean Smith
Mr. Dean Smith, 85, Rochester, passed away at 2:14 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017, at his residence.
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Ann S. Lough
Ann S. Lough, 78, Indianapolis, and formerly of Culver and Rochester, passed away at 8:05 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Community Hospital North, Indianapolis. She was surrounded by her family.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Scott A. Gardner
Scott A. Gardner, 69, Plymouth, died Friday at home.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Charles F. Coombs
Charles F. Coombs, 77, Macy, died Friday at home.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Ann S. Lough
Ann S. Lough, 78, Indianapolis, and formerly of Rochester, died Saturday at Community Hospital North, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.


Monday, May 22, 2017
Lloyd D. Smith
Lloyd D. Smith, 85, Rochester, died Friday at home.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Dean Smith
Dean Smith, 85, Rochester, died Friday at home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Edward D. Wilcox
Edward D. Wilcox, 76, Argos, died on May 16, 2017, at 7 a.m. at his residence in Argos. He had been in declining health for several years.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Sharon L. Bope
Sharon L. Bope, 72, Plymouth, passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017, in the Elkhart Hospice House.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Rosetta Stout
Rosetta Stout, 78, Logansport, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at 10:45 p.m. Monday, May 1, 2017, at her residence.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Allen W. Kochenderfer
Allen W. Kochenderfer, 62, Rochester, died Tuesday at home.

Survivors include his sons, Stacey Kochenderfer, Rochester, and Keith Kochenderfer, Michigan City; his brother, Wayne Kochenderfer, the Philippines; and his sisters, Lynn Hughes and Carol Shirer, both of California.

No service is scheduled at this time. Arrangements are handled by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Phillip E. Jackson
Phillip E. Jackson, 65, Argos, died Sunday at home. Arrangements are pending at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Phillip Elwood Jackson
Phillip Elwood Jackson, 65, Argos, died on May 14, 2017, at 8:36 p.m. at his residence in Argos, where he had been in declining health.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Edward D. Wilcox
Edward D. Wilcox, 76, Argos, died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Skyler Kruse
Skyler Kruse, 29, Quantico, Va., received the greatest gift possible this past Mother's Day. We celebrate her passage into eternal life on May 14, 2017, at home with her family by her side.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Ellen Lee Flenar
Ellen Lee Flenar, 87, rural Mentone, passed away at 12:37 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Sue A. Blanchard
Sue A. Blanchard, 72, Rochester, died Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.

Survivors include a daughter, Tammy Boetsma, Rochester; two sons, Kairon Korbell, Rochester, and Scott Blanchard, Paige, Texas; a sister, Nancy Hammond, Lebanon; and a brother, Robert Burton, Beaufort, S.C.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 10 a.m. to the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Allen Wayne Kochenderfer
Allen Wayne Kochenderfer, 62, Rochester, died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Lana Winegardner Blanchard-Pitcock
Lana Winegardner Blanchard-Pitcock, 68, Rochester, went to be with her Lord on May 4, 2017, at Life Care Center of Rochester.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Marjorie I. Young
Marjorie I. Young, 88, died Sunday at Albany Health Care, Albany.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Phillip E. Jackson
Phillip E. Jackson, 65, Argos, died Sunday at home. Arrangements are pending at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Francis Oliver Coplen
Francis Oliver Coplen, 92, died on Sunday, May 14, 2017, surrounded by family.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Ellen L. Flenar
Ellen L. Flenar, 87, rural Mentone, died Saturday at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Faye Elizabeth Enyart
Faye Elizabeth Enyart, 81, Mountain View, Mo., passed away on May 13, 2017, at her home. She was born on Oct. 27, 1935, in Warsaw, the daughter of Carl and Vada (Oden) Zartman.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Alan R. Waltenberger
Alan Ray Waltenberger, 78, Macy (South Mud Lake), passed away at 7:57 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2017, in Macy.
Monday, May 15, 2017
Kenneth E. Warmbrod
Kenneth E. Warmbrod, 84, Rochester, passed away at 12:51 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017, at his residence.
Monday, May 15, 2017
Arnold E. Bell
Arnold Eugene Bell, 78, Rochester, died Friday at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Monday, May 15, 2017
Ellen L. Flenar
Ellen L. Flenar, 87, of rural Mentone, died Saturday at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.
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Monday, May 15, 2017
Francis Oliver Coplen
Francis Oliver Coplen, 92, died on Sunday, May 14, 2017, surrounded by family.

He leaves his brother, Melville Coplen, Warsaw; his son, Larry Coplen, Indianapolis; his daughter, Linda (Coplen) Hagan, Oswego, Ill.; his granddaughter, Angela Ossar and his great-grandson, Milo Ossar, both of Austin, Texas; and his significant other, Janis Shambarger, Plymouth.


Monday, May 15, 2017
Alan R. Waltenberger
Alan R. Waltenberger, 78, South Mud Lake, died Friday in Macy. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Kimberly D. Sherouse
Kimberly D. Sherouse, 52, Richmond, and Rochester, died Wednesday at Rosebud Village, Richmond.

Survivors include her children, Brandon Mosley and Alyssa Alvarez, both of Rochester; her brother, Lloyd Sherouse Jr., Elizabethtown, Ky.; and her sister, Crystal Grubbs, Logansport.

No service is scheduled at this time. Arrangements are handled by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.

Friday, May 12, 2017
Kimberly D. Sherouse
Kimberly D. Sherouse, 52, Richmond, and formerly of Rochester, died Wednesday at Rosebud Village, Richmond. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Richard Migonis
Richard Migonis, 73, Rochester, died Saturday at home.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Philip D. Riggle
Philip D. Riggle, 67, Albany, Ky., and longtime Fulton area resident, passed away at 6:51 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2017, at his residence in Albany, Ky.
Monday, May 8, 2017
Rich Migonis
Rich Migonis, 73, Rochester, died Saturday at home. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Monday, May 8, 2017
Carol J. Lewis
Carol J. Lewis, 76, Rochester, died Tuesday at home.

Survivors include a daughter, Anita Lewis, Rochester.

A private service will occur. Arrangements are handled by Good Family Funeral Home.


Saturday, May 6, 2017
Lana S. Pitcock-Blanchard
Lana S. Pitcock-Blanchard, 68, Rochester, died Thursday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

Survivors include her children, Lauri Mack, Albany, and Scott Blanchard, Paige, Texas; her sisters, Janie Smart, Claremore, Okla., and Judy Davis, Rochester; and her brother, Jack Winegardner, Gilead.

Her memorial service is 10:30 a.m. May 20, 2017, at the Fulton County Equestrian Center, 1157 W. Third St. Arrangements are handled by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Lana S. Blanchard
Lana S. Blanchard, 68, Rochester, died Thursday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Friday, May 5, 2017
Violet M. Jones
Violet M. Jones, 98, Logansport, passed away at 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Miller's Merry Manor, Logansport.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Carol J. Lewis
Carol J. Lewis, 76, Rochester, died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Rosetta Stout
Rosetta Stout, 78, Logansport, died Monday at home. Arrangements are pending at Marocco-Rans Funeral Chapel.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Violet M. Jones
Violet M. Jones, 98, Logansport, died Tuesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Logansport. Arrangements are pending at Kroeger Funeral Home.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Martha Irene Barnes
Martha Irene Barnes, Warsaw, passed away quietly in the early hours of Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw. She was 99.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Iva May Pratt
Iva May Pratt, 89, Winamac, went home to be with the Lord at 9:25 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2017, after a brief illness. She passed away at Hickory Creek in Winamac surrounded by her family.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Robert A. Webster
Robert A. Webster, 73, rural Etna Green, died Saturday at Warsaw Meadows Care Center.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Ronda Joy Holloway
Ronda Joy Holloway, 52, Athens, passed away at 9:25 p.m. Sunday, April 30, 2017, at her residence with her loving family surrounding her.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Don L. Fenstermaker
Don L. Fenstermaker, 62, Rochester, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
James R. Zepik
James R. Zepik, 74, Kewanna, died Thursday at IU Hospital, Indianapolis.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Opal J. Bradley
Opal J. Bradley, 89, North Manchester, died Sunday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
David L. Sult
David L. Sult, 56, Rochester, passed away unexpectedly on April 30, 2017, after a sudden illness. He was born on May 15, 1960, in Rochester to William and Diana (Wagoner) Sult. He married Brandy Dust on May 15, 2015. She survives.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Don L. Fenstermaker
Don L. Fenstermaker, 62, Rochester, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital of South Bend. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.
Monday, May 1, 2017
Robert A. Webster
Robert A. Webster, 73, of rural Etna Green, died Saturday at Warsaw Meadows Care Center. Arrangements are pending at King Memoral Home, Mentone.
Monday, May 1, 2017
Cassandra E. Delf
Cassandra "Cassie" Elise Delf, 13, Hamilton, died Thursday, April 27, 2017, at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.
Monday, May 1, 2017
James R. Zepik
James R. Zepik, 74, Kewanna, died Thursday at IU Hospital, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Duane E. Thompson
Duane E. Thompson, 62, Mentone, died Wednesday at home.

Survivors include his wife, Betty J. Thompson, Mentone; two sons, Kyle Thompson, Akron, and Cale Thompson, Mentone; his parents, Earl and Ruby Thompson, Claypool; his brother, Bill Thompson, Claypool; and his sister, Peg Bailey, Bloomington.

His funeral service is 7 p.m. Monday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Friday, April 28, 2017
Iris M. Davis
Iris M. Davis, 91, Mentone, died Wednesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw.

Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Faulker, Winona Lake, and Debra Garee, Mentone; and her sister, Lois Miller, Mentone.

Her funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Monday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Visitation is 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


Friday, April 28, 2017
Iris Davis
Iris Davis, 91, Mentone, died Wednesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home.


Thursday, April 27, 2017
James M. Converse
James M. Converse, 78, Deedsville, died Tuesday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

Survivors include his wife, Margot Converse, Deedsville; children Patricia A. Davis, James N. Converse, Thomas W. Converse, and John P. Converse, all of Miami County; and one sister, JoAnn Yates, Elkhart.

His funeral service is 4 p.m. Friday at The Cross church, Rochester. Visitation is 2 p.m. to the time of the service Friday at the church. Arrangements are handled by McClain Funeral Home.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Shirley A. Vanata Watrous
Shirley A. Vanata Watrous, 75, Plymouth, died on April 25, 2017, at 10:40 a.m. at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth, where she had been in declining health over the past couple of years.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Kyle Phillips
Former Rochester resident, Mr. Kyle Phillips, 36, Plymouth, passed away at 1:38 p.m. on Monday, April 24, 2017.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Jessie Elise Davenport
Jessie Elise Davenport, 30, formerly of Rochester, passed away at Sanford Hospital, Fargo, N.D., on Sunday, April 23, 2017.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Jessie E. Davenport
Jessie E. Davenport, 30, Fargo, N.D., and formerly of Rochester, died Sunday in Fargo, N.D. Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Charles H. Ross
Charles H. Ross, 61, Plymouth, died Sunday at home.

Survivors include his daughter, Rhonda Swartz, Colorado; and his sisters, Rhonda Vires, Argos, Patti Ross, Plymouth, and Cheryl Snyder, Bourbon.

His funeral service is 2 p.m. Friday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos. Visitation is noon to the time of the funeral Friday at the funeral home.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Christopher K. Phillips
Christopher K. Phillips, 36, Plymouth, and formerly of Rochester, died Monday.

Survivors include his parents, Ted and Victoria Phillips, Rochester; and two sisters, Laura Goss, Rochester, and Amanda Levy, Chicago.

His funeral service is 10 a.m. Friday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to the time of the service Friday at the funeral home.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Arnold E. Bell
Arnold E. Bell, 78, Rochester, died Friday at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Kyle Phillips
Kyle Phillips, 36, Plymouth, and formerly of Rochester, died Monday at home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
John M. Krikava Jr.
John M. Krikava Jr., 59, Knox, died Saturday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

Survivors include his son, John Krikava III., Hobart; and his brother, Jerry Krikava, Knox.

No service is scheduled at this time. Arrangements are handled by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Michael W. Graham
Michael W. Graham, 65, Mims, Fla., and formerly of Rochester, died Wednesday at Hospice of St. Francis, Titusville, Fla.
Monday, April 24, 2017
John M. Krikava Jr.
John M. Krikava Jr., 59, Knox, died Saturday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Michael 'Mike' Lynn Terry
Mr. Michael "Mike" Lynn Terry, 50, Fort Wayne, and formerly of Rochester, passed away at 5:12 a.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
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Saturday, April 22, 2017
Mary M. Avery
Mary M. Avery, 67, Kings Mountain, N.C., died Thursday at home.

Survivors include her sons, Ivan Avery, Houston, Texas, Bill Swango, Nappanee, and Joseph Swango, Kings Mountain, N.C.; her daughters, Elizabeth Avery, and Elaine Lemberg, both of Syracuse; her brother, Melvin Merrill, Rochester, and her sister, Nancy Anderson, South Bend.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at El Bethel United Methodist Church, 122 El Bethel Road, Kings Mountain, N.C. Visitation will be private. Arrangements are handled by Greene Funeral Service.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Dennis L. Thompson
Dennis L. Thompson, 74, Akron, passed away at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at his residence after being in failing health for the last 15 years.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Joey J. Kuykendoll
Infant Joey J. Kuykendoll died April 14, 2017, at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

Survivors include his parents, Rachel Stuff and Austin Hamilton, Mishawaka; his brother and sister, Osirys Parker and Isys Stuff, Mishawaka; and his great-grandmother, Patricia Kuykendoll, rural Rochester.

His funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday at Odom Funeral Home, Culver. Visitation is 12:30 p.m. to the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.


Friday, April 21, 2017
Michael Graham
Michael Graham, 65, formerly of Rochester, died Wednesday at Hospice of St. Francis, Titusville, Fla. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Minnie L. Gillum
Minnie L. Gillum, 90, rural Mexico, died Wednesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Logansport.

Survivors include two daughters, Charlene Shafer, Peru, and Vickie Clontz, Bloomington; and one son, Dennis Gillum, Harrah, Okla.

Her funeral service is 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Visitation is from 12:30 p.m. to the time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Friday, April 21, 2017
Michael L. Terry
Michael L. Terry, 50, Fort Wayne, and formerly of Rochester, died Thursday at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include his wife, Tiffany; two daughters, Leanne Markley, Rochester, and Maddlynn Terry, Fort Wayne; a son, Steven Terry, Rochester; his mother, Becky Vaughn, Rochester; his father, Edward Terry, Monticello; two sisters, Carleen Basham, Rochester, and Rebecca Perri, Delray Beach, Fla.; and a brother, Roger Terry, Rochester.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 9 a.m. to the time of the service Monday at the funeral home.

Friday, April 21, 2017
Claude R. Kite
Claude R. Kite, 55, Fort Wayne, and formerly of Logansport, passed away at 7:45 p.m. on Friday, April 14, 2017, at Englewood Health & Rehabilitation Center, Fort Wayne.

A son, Robert Kite, survives in Rochester.

The funeral service will be on Friday, April 21, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Kroeger Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. Dean Snyder officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Friday, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., also at the funeral home.

Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Family and friends may leave a memory or message of condolence by visiting Claude's online obituary at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com.


Thursday, April 20, 2017
Dennis L. Thompson
Dennis L. Thompson, 74, Akron, died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Virginia J. Lucht
Virginia J. Lucht, 90, Warsaw, and formerly of Mentone, died Monday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

Survivors include her son, H. Alan Lucht, Warsaw.

Her funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Friday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Doyle R. Flory
Doyle R. Flory, 68, a resident of Tippecanoe, passed away unexpectedly on April 17, 2017, at 8:35 a.m. at his home.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Mark A. Marshall
Mark A. Marshall, 57, Mentone, died Friday at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include his wife, Kim Marshall, Mentone; his mother, Alice Marshall, Warsaw; his daughter, Anna Marshall, Mentone; his son, Scott Cox, Mentone; and his brothers, Tim Marshall, Warsaw, Randy Marshall, Warsaw, and David Marshall, Warsaw.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Marna D. Clouser
Marna D. Clouser, 63, Beaver Dam Lake, died Sunday at home.

Survivors include her husband, Michael Clouser, Beaver Dam Lake; her son, Damon Clouser, Beaver Dam Lake; her brother, Anthony Haneline, Yellow Creek Lake, and Dorrell Haneline, Fort McCoy, Fla.

Her funeral service is 6 p.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home. Visitation is 4 p.m. to the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Virginia J. Lucht
Virginia J. Lucht, 90, Warsaw, and formerly of Mentone, died Monday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Marna Clouser
Marna Clouser, 63, of rural Claypool, died Sunday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.
Monday, April 17, 2017
Eugene A. Koch
Mr. Eugene "Gene" Koch, 72, of Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 9:39 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Peabody Retirement Community of North Manchester.
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Monday, April 17, 2017
Mark A. Marshall
Mark A. Marshall, 57, Mentone, died Friday at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home.
Monday, April 17, 2017
Eugene A. Koch
Eugene A. Koch, 72, Rochester, died Thursday at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.

Survivors include his wife, Janice; two daughters, Janelle Shanes, Rochester, and Angela Merley, Claypool; a son, David Koch, Rochester; and a sister, Nancy E. Trump, Tippecanoe.

His funeral service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Saturday, April 15, 2017


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