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home : obituaries : obituaries 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
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
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
David L. Stults Jr.
David L. Stults Jr., 48, Argos, died Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Stults, Argos; his daughters, Samantha Simpson, Grovertown, and Jessica Gibbons, Argos; his father, David L. Stults Sr., Argos; his sister, Gayla R. Burger, Bremen; and his brother, Eric W. Stults, Middlebury.

His funeral service is 10 a.m. Saturday at Walnut Church of the Brethren, 5975 19th Road, Argos. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements are handled by Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Phyllis K. Stuart
Phyllis K. Stuart, 83, formerly of South Bend, and Edwardsburg, Mich., passed away on April 11, 2017.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Dennis E. Sanders
Dennis E. Sanders, 72, Kewanna, died Sunday at Vibra Hospital of Fort Wayne.

His funeral service will be private. Arrangements are handled by Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Connie S. Scharnhorst
Connie S. Scharnhorst, 65, Rochester, passed away at 1:40 p.m. Monday, April 10, 2017, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Connie S. Scharnhorst
Connie S. Scharnhorst, 65, Rochester, died Monday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
The Rev. Donald 'Don' Vincent Olmsted
The Rev. Donald "Don" Vincent Olmsted, 91, Wynnfield Crossing, Rochester, passed away at 5:15 a.m. Monday, April 10, 2017, at his residence.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Mary Marie Baumgartner Swartz
Mary Marie Baumgartner Swartz, 83, Rochester, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 4:16 p.m. at Elkhart General Hospital due to complications from heart surgery.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Mary M. Swartz
Mary M. Swartz, 83, Rochester, died Thursday at Elkhart General Hospital.
Monday, April 10, 2017
Beth Biggs
Beth Biggs, 66, Rochester, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at her residence.


Saturday, April 8, 2017
Mary M. Swartz
Mary M. Swartz, 83, Rochester, died Thursday at Elkhart General Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Jerry P. Covington
Mr. Jerry P. Covington, 78, Rochester, passed away at 3:50 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at his residence. This followed a valiant battle with cancer.
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Beth Biggs
Beth Biggs, 66, Rochester, died Wednesday at home.

Survivors include her husband, Dave; two sons, Douglas A. Biggs, Ocala, Fla., and Gregory D. Biggs, New Palestine; two sisters, Brooks Thompson, Nashua, N.H., and Becka Egold, Greenwood; and a brother, Theodore E. Baldwin, Guntown, Miss.

Her funeral service is 10 a.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 2-5 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service Monday at the funeral home.
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Friday, April 7, 2017
Edith J. McNeeley
Edith J. McNeeley, 82, Akron, passed away at 2:59 a.m. Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Friday, April 7, 2017
Beth A. Biggs
Beth A. Biggs, 66, Rochester, died Wednesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.


Thursday, April 6, 2017
Joshua Alex Brugh
Joshua Alex Brugh, 37, Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 10:10 p.m. Monday, April 3, 2017, at his residence. This followed a courageous battle with a Grade 4 Glioblastoma brain tumor.
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Thursday, April 6, 2017
Jerry Covington
Jerry Covington, 78, Rochester, died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Joshua A. Brugh
Joshua A. Brugh, 37, Rochester, died Monday at home.

Survivors include his parents, Jim and Ronda, Rochester; a sister, Audra Lomba, Valley Center, Calif.; and two brothers, Jason A. Brugh, Flagstaff, Ariz., and James Brugh, Mishawaka.

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


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Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Phyllis Jean Clemans
Mrs. Phyllis Jean Clemans, 60, Rochester, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 4:50 a.m. Monday, April 3, 2017, at her residence. This followed a valiant battle with cancer.
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017
James V. Hott
James V. Hott, 67, Kewanna, passed away at 3:25 p.m. Sunday, April 2, 2017, at his residence.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Joyce E. Mikesell Morehouse
Joyce E. Mikesell Morehouse, 78, Clare, Mich., and formerly of Macy, passed away at 12:24 a.m. Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Eleanor Cavallaro
Eleanor Cavallaro, 85, Fulton, died March 29 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include a daughter, Victoria Zellers, Rochester; a son, Vincent Cavallaro, Fulton; and two brothers, Robert Loffredi, Terre Haute, and Raymond Loffredi, Florida.

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

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Joyce E. Morehouse
Joyce E. Morehouse, 78, Michigan, and formerly of Macy, died Sunday at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mich. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
James V. Hott
James V. Hott, 66, Kewanna, died Sunday at home. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.


Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Phyllis J. Clemans
Phyllis J. Clemans, 60, Rochester, died Monday at home.

Survivors include her husband, Bob; a daughter, Donna J. Cassel, Warsaw; a son, Robert O. Clemans III, Rochester; a sister, Patricia Borden, Rochester; and two brothers, Daniel White Sr., Rochester, and Ricky White Sr., Rochester.

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


Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Sherri E. Ludwig
Sherri E. Ludwig, 60, Plymouth, died Sunday at home.

Survivors include her daughter, Brooke Butler, Culver; her sons, Dr. Scott Ludwig, Middlebury, and David R. Ludwig, Plymouth; her brother, James Stahl, Plymouth; and her sister, Karen Obenchain, Plymouth.

Her funeral service is 7 p.m. Friday at New Song Community Church, 410 N. Kingston Rd., Plymouth. Visitation is 4 p.m. to the time of the service Friday at the church. Arrangements are handled by Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.


Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Dolores J. Bonnell
Dolores J. Bonnell, 87, Kewanna, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017, at her residence.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Richard Dale Baber
Richard Dale Baber, 95, Peru, passed away at 2:32 a.m. on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Blair Ridge Health Campus, Peru.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Eleanor Cavallaro
Eleanor Cavallaro, 85, Fulton, died Wednesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Dale E. Hudson
Dale E. Hudson, 78, Warsaw, died Thursday at Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake.

Survivors include his daughters, Stephanie Kitson, Winona Lake, and Kathy Gonzales, Warsaw; and a brother, Donald Hudson, Gatlinburg, Tenn.

His funeral service will be at a later date. Arrangements are handled by King Memorial Home.


Saturday, April 1, 2017
Robert L. Alderfer
Robert L. Alderfer, 85, Yuba City, Calif., and formerly of the Richland Center and Burton communities, died Jan. 21, 2016, in Marysville, Calif.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Alderfer, Tuscon, Ariz.; his daughter, Kathy Beard, Vail, Ariz.; his sons, Mike Alderfer, Fort Worth, Texas, and Kevin Alderfer, Yuba City, Calif.; and his sisters, Lois Mathias, Rochester, and Wanda Arthur, Akron.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Arrangements are handled by Hartzler Funeral Home.


Thursday, March 30, 2017
Tressa Bowman
Tressa Bowman, 49, Macy, died Monday at Memorial Hospital of South Bend.

Survivors include her mother, Delores Titus, Peru; her brothers, Donald R. Mosley Jr., and Raymond H. Mosley Sr.; and her sister, Tammy Hiles.

Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Friday at McClain Funeral Home.

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Zachery A. Pierce
Zachery A. Pierce, 27, Waukesha County, Wis., passed away Sunday in Milwaukee, Wis. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Rita Ann Roberts
Rita Ann Roberts, 53, passed away March 25, 2017, at Kindred Hospital, Louisville, Ky.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Richard C. Hiers
Richard C. Hiers, 93, rural Akron, passed away at 6:04 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

He was born on Sept. 12, 1923, in Miami County, to Elmer and Martha (Beeson) Hiers.
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Monday, March 27, 2017
David L. Ranstead
Mr. David L. Ranstead, 60, Rochester, passed away at 2:31 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at his residence, following a valiant battle with cancer.
Monday, March 27, 2017
David L. Ranstead
David L. Ranstead, 60, Rochester, died Tuesday at home.

Survivors include his daughter, Staci Heinzmann; his son, Aaron Ranstead; his parents, Richard and Aletha Ranstead; a sister, Karen Fouts; and a brother, Rick Ranstead.

His funeral service is 10 a.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home.

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Alice Faye Stewart
Faye Stewart, 73, Peru, graduated to heaven at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Life Care Center, Rochester.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Ruby Robeson Stetson
Ruby Robeson Stetson, 86, Springfield, Ky., passed away at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at the Loretto Motherhouse, Loretto, Ky.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Harold L. Yazel
Harold L. Yazel, 91, Mentone, passed away at 8:49 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
David Ranstead
David Ranstead, 60, Rochester, died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Mary Ann Tyler
Mary Ann Tyler, 82, Kewanna, passed away just after midnight at Parkview Hospital Randallia, Fort Wayne, on Sunday, March 19, 2017.
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Harold E. Young
Mr. Harold "Ernie" Edward Young, 79, of Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at Life Care Center, Rochester, at 10:25 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
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Monday, March 20, 2017
Mary A. Tyler
Mary A. Tyler, 82, Kewanna, died Sunday at Parkview Randallia of Fort Wayne.


Monday, March 20, 2017
Harold E. Young
Harold E. Young, 79, Rochester, died Wednesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

Survivors include his wife, Carole; his children, Lance S. Young, Rochester, Shawn F. Young, Pasadena, Md., Mark S. Dibble, Johns Creek, Ga., Melinda A. Coomes, North Liberty, and Michelle S. Kaylan, Seattle, Wash.; and his sister, Judy Taylor, Rochester.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Saturday, March 18, 2017
Ernie Young
Ernie Young, 79, Rochester, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Friday, March 17, 2017
Travis G. Howard
Travis G. Howard, 20, Syracuse, and formerly of Rochester, died Tuesday at home.

Survivors include his mother, Elaina Howard, Syracuse; his brother, Garrett Howard, Syracuse; and his sister, Abigail Booth, Syracuse.

His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


Friday, March 17, 2017
Susan E. Frettinger
Miss Susan E. Frettinger, 58, Rochester, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 8:57 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at her residence. This followed a valiant battle with cancer.
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Friday, March 17, 2017
Daniel E. Moore
Daniel E. Moore, 66, Lafayette, passed away at 8:35 p.m. on March 14, 2017, at his residence.
Friday, March 17, 2017
Bonnie Lee
Bonnie Lee, 70, Culver, died Monday at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie.

Survivors include her husband, Ronnie E. Lee, Culver; children, Ronald E. Lee, Argos, and Veronica Hawkins, New Paris; and brother Russ Allen, Rochester.

Her memorial service is 1-4 p.m. March 25 at the Leiters Ford Community Building. Arrangements are handled by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.


Thursday, March 16, 2017
Shawnee L. Hughes
Shawnee L. Hughes, 50, Mentone, died Tuesday at home.

Survivors include her husband, Mark Hughes, Mentone; her sons, Derek A. Hughes, Winona Lake, and Patrick L. Hughes, Mentone; her mother, Jennie Earl, Atwood; her sisters, Angela Himes, Claypool, and Amie Rogers, Warsaw; and her brother, Alan Earl, Argos.

Her funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Warsaw Wesleyan Church, 2402 W. Old Road 30, Warsaw. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the church. Arrangements are handled by Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Susan E. Frettinger
Susan E. Frettinger, 58, Rochester, died Tuesday at home.

Survivors include her mother, Thelma; two sisters, Peggy Casey, Indianapolis, and Patty Eads, Rochester; and a brother, Dan Frettinger, Valley View, Texas.

Her funeral service is 10 a.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Shawnee L. Hughes
Shawnee L. Hughes, 50, Mentone, died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Peggy A. Kats
Peggy A. Kats, 65, rural Rochester, passed away at 2:20 a.m. Monday, March 13, 2017, at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Bonnie Lee
Bonnie Lee, 70, Culver, died Monday at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Peggy A. Kats
Peggy A. Kats, 65, rural Rochester, died Monday at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Betty J. Davis
Betty J. Davis, 94, Culver, died Saturday at Miller's Merry Manor.

Survivors include her sister, Joyce Winn; and her children, Ned Davis, Culver, Diane Taylor, Bloomington, and Kent Davis, Hudson, Ohio.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wesley United Methodist Church, Culver. Visitation is 10 a.m. to the time of the service Wednesday at the church. Arrangements are handled by Odom Funeral Home, Culver.
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Kay L. Emond
Kay L. Emond, 63, Argos, died Friday at home.

Survivors include her daughter, Krystle L. Clark, LaPaz; her sons, Michael J. Bottorff Jr., Walkerton, and Brandon W. Bottorff, Plymouth; her sister, Nancy S. Hoeffer, Argos; and her brothers, Elmer B. Emond, Plymouth, and David A. Emond, Bremen.

Her memorial service is 2 p.m. Saturday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos. Visitation is 1 p.m. to the time of the funeral Saturday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Carl R. Edington
Carl R. Edington, 76, formerly of Rochester, passed away at 10:57 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Larry Lee Rohrer
arry Lee Rohrer, age 71, Claypool, passed away Friday evening, March 10, 2017, at his residence, doing what he loved best, bringing his wife of 52 years, Carolyn, safely home from yet another of their many life's journeys.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017


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