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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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home : obituaries : obituaries March 28, 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.

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
Carol A. Morningstar
Carol A. Morningstar, 74, Plymouth, died Friday at Elkhart Hospice House.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Larry L. Rohrer
Larry L. Rohrer, 71, Claypool, died Friday at home. Arrangements are pending at Earl-Love Funeral Home.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Betty A. Nolin
Betty A. Nolin, 75, Argos, died Friday at IU Health University Hospital, Indianapolis.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Julie L. Wirtz
Julie L. Wirtz, 50, Peru, died Thursday at Community Howard Regional Health Hospital, Kokomo.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Sherry Lee Rogers
Sherry Lee Rogers, 66, Rochester, passed away at 10:37 a.m. Friday, March 10, 2017, at her residence following a valiant fight with cancer.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Carl R. Edington
Carl R. Edington, 76, Argos, and formerly of Rochester, died Saturday at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Sherry L. Rogers
Sherry L. Rogers, 66, Rochester, died Friday at home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Renee LeeAnn Gagnon
Renee LeeAnn Gagnon, 31, Rochester, and formerly of Akron, passed away at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at her residence.
Friday, March 10, 2017
Steven S. Nard
Steven S. Nard, 73, Rochester, passed away at 12:32 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at his residence.
Friday, March 10, 2017
Steven S. Nard
Steven S. Nard, 73, Rochester, died Wednesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Micheal L. Wise
Micheal L. Wise, 67, of rural Akron, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Monday, March 6, 2017, at Autumn Ridge Rehabilitation Centre, Wabash, after being in failing health for five years.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Carolyn Joan Evans
Carolyn Joan Evans, 80, Rochester, passed away at 1:45 a.m. Monday, March 6, 2017, at her residence.
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017
William Dean Fairchild
William Dean Fairchild, 79, Rochester, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 28, 2017, at his residence.
Friday, March 3, 2017
David A. See
David A. See, 60, Peru, died Saturday at Community Howard Regional Health, Kokomo.

Survivors include his mother, Geraldine Goodnight, Peru; and seven siblings, Susan Clark, Peru, Michael See, Utah, Patricia Cooper, Peru, Lori Correll, Peru, Tim See, Utah, Diana Brewer, Peru, and Robert See, Peru.

His funeral service is 3 p.m. Saturday at Zion Chapel Church, Peru. Visitation is from 2 p.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church. Arrangements are handled by McClain Funeral Home.

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Nina Marie DeFord
Nina Marie DeFord, 92, North Manchester, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
William Dean Fairchild
William Dean Fairchild, 79, Rochester, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 28, 2017, at his residence.
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Thursday, March 2, 2017
Mildred P. 'Millie' Anness
Mildred P. "Millie" Anness, 96, Rochester, passed away at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at Wynnfield Crossing, Rochester.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Budd L. Moore
Budd L. Moore, 89, Elkhart, and formerly of Edwardsburg, Mich., passed away to his rest Feb. 25, 2017, at Eastlake Assisted Living, with his family around him.
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017
William D. Fairchild
William D. Fairchild, 79, Rochester, died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.

Mildred P. Anness

Mildred P. Anness, 96, Rochester, died Tuesday at Wynnfield Crossing, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
John L. Vining
John L. Vining, 73, Glen Ellyn, Ill., and formerly of rural Bourbon, died Friday at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, Naperville, Ill.

Survivors include his wife, Alice Vining, Glen Ellyn, Ill.; and his brother, Louis D. Vining, McCordsville.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. EST Saturday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. EST Friday at the funeral home.


Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Richard A. Sanders
Richard A. Sanders, 91, Cookeville, Tenn., passed away at 1:55 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at Signature HealthCARE, Algood, Tenn.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Scotty Graves
Scotty Graves, son of Daniel Roscoe and Martha Graves, went to his eternal resting place at 7:35 a.m. Feb. 16, 2017, leaving behind his loving wife of 52 years, Wilma; their combined families of seven children, Stacey Kerns, Tracy Graves, Lori McGuire, Mary E. Anderson, David Graves, Dixie Townsend and husband Charles, and Mable Graves; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
John Vining
John Vining, 73, Glen Ellyn, Ill., and formerly of rural Bourbon, died Friday at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, Naperville, Ill. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Kenneth 'Wayne' Hurlburt Sr.
Kenneth "Wayne" Hurlburt Sr., 84, Thornhope, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at his residence.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Alice Monesmith
Alice Monesmith, 91, Rochester, passed away at 8:05 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at Miller's Merry Manor, Logansport.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Robert Emery
Robert Emery, 82, Twelve Mile, passed away at 9:50 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Kenneth Hurlburt Sr.
Kenneth Hurlburt Sr., 84, Thornhope, died Thursday at home. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home.
Friday, February 24, 2017
Conrad E. Townsend
Conrad E. Townsend, 85, Winona Lake, and formerly of Twelve Mile, passed away peacefully at 1:08 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at Grace Village, Winona Lake.
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Friday, February 24, 2017
Terrance A. Hudson
Terrance A. Hudson, 62, Rochester, passed away at 1:10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at his residence.
Friday, February 24, 2017
Mary Alice Jones
Former Rochester resident, Mary Alice Jones, 97, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Trenton, Mich.
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Friday, February 24, 2017
Mary A. Jones
Mary A. Jones, 97, formerly of Rochester, died Saturday in Michigan.

Survivors include a son, John Jones, Trenton, Mich.

Her funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is noon to the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.


Thursday, February 23, 2017
Terrance A. Hudson
Terrance A. Hudson, 62, Rochester, died Wednesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.


Thursday, February 23, 2017
Mary A. Jones
Mary A. Jones, 97, formerly of Rochester, died Saturday in Michigan. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home of Rochester.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Billy E. Kline
Billy E. Kline, 78, North Manchester, passed away at 3:38 p.m. Feb. 17, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Betty J. Miller
Betty J. Miller, 89, formerly of Mentone, passed away at 7:08 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Mason Health Care of Warsaw.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Thomas E. Zeiger
Thomas E. Zeiger, 66, Rochester, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at the Veterans Administration Northern Indiana Health Care System, Marion Campus.
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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Martha L. Meade
Martha L. Meade, 68, Silver Lake, died Sunday at Parkview Hospital Randallia, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include her husband, Fred Meade, Silver Lake; her son, Leo E. Pruitt Jr., Silver Lake; her mother, Mary Ann Edwards, Akron; her sister, Sue Stone, Georgetown; and her brothers, Kenneth Richardson, Macy, and Danny Richardson, Peru.

Her funeral service is 1 p.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home. Visitation is 11 a.m. to the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.


Friday, February 17, 2017
Thomas E. Zeiger
Thomas E. Zeiger, 66, Rochester, died Thursday at the Veterans Administration Northern Indiana Health Care System, Marion Campus. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Friday, February 17, 2017
Pat Alvin Allen
Pat Alvin Allen, 65, Rochester, passed away at 4:39 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at his residence.
Friday, February 17, 2017
Arlen L. Hammond
Arlen L. Hammond, 87, Granger, and formerly of Rochester, died Friday at home.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Edwin W. Reeves I
Edwin W. Reeves I, 66, Leesburg, died Monday at home.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
David W. Goss
David W. Goss, 76, Rochester, passed away Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
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Thursday, February 16, 2017
Barbara A. McLean
Barbara A. McLean, 72, Plymouth, died Monday at home.

Survivors include her daughter, Lorraine Birk, Rochester; her sisters, Virginia Cole, Danville, Ill., Dolores Egolf, Plymouth, and Elaine Cole, Madison, Wis.; and her brothers, Manuel Conley, Plymouth, and Charles Conley, Washington.

Her 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 service Friday at the funeral home.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
David W. Goss
David W. Goss, 76, Rochester, died Monday at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.

Survivors include his wife, Gaylo; four children, Angie Notz, Rochester, Glenn Goss, Rochester, Brian Goss, Rochester, and Greg Benzing, Rochester; and a sister, Joyce Baillieul, Bedford, Va.

A graveside service is 10 a.m. today at the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Arrangements are handled by Good Family Funeral Home.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Edwin W. Reeves
Edwin W. Reeves, 66, Leesburg, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Bonnie L. Clupper
Bonnie L. Clupper, 80, Rochester, passed away at 9:48 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at her residence.
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Marjorie E. St. John
Marjorie E. St. John, 87, Rochester, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, at Lakeland General Hospital, Lakeland, Fla.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Garry A. Shidler
Mr. Garry A. Shidler, 66, Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at home, following a valiant battle with cancer.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Wayne J. DeYoung
Wayne J. DeYoung, 69, Argos, died Monday at South Bend Hospice House.

Survivors include his sister, Danita DeYoung, Rochester.

No service will occur at this time. Arrangements are handled by Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Garry A. Shidler
Garry A. Shidler, 66, Rochester, died Saturday at home.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine, Rochester; two sons, Adam Shidler, Rochester, and Brent Shidler, Huntington; and 10 siblings, Iris Simonin, Lafayette, Oren Shidler, Knox, Delores Morgan, Monticello, Maxine Smith, Winamac, Dennis Shidler, Royal Center, Fred Shidler, Monticello, Frank Shidler, Star City, Jake Shidler, Logansport, Lou Grauel, California, and Trish Dahlenburg, Lafayette.

His funeral service is 4 p.m. Friday at Metea Baptist Church. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017
David Goss
David Goss, 76, Rochester, died Monday at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Donna Jean 'Donnie' Grosvenor Metheny
Donna Jean "Donnie" Grosvenor Metheny, 95, Rochester, passed away at 3:40 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Monday, February 13, 2017
Joseph E. Felke
Joseph E. Felke, 66, Claypool, passed away at 8:10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at his home.
Monday, February 13, 2017
Lindley F. 'Butch' Bilby
Lindley F. "Butch" Bilby, 75, rural Rochester, passed away at 1:42 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at his residence.
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Saturday, February 11, 2017
Donna J. Metheny
Donna J. Metheny, 95, Rochester, died Friday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Max Lee Hungerford
Max Lee Hungerford, 89, Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 7:17 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at the Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, Miramar Beach, Fla.
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Friday, February 10, 2017
Jeffery Neal Patton
Jeffery Neal Patton, 61, Argos, passed away at 8:22 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at St. Joseph Plymouth Medical Center.
Friday, February 10, 2017
Steven R. Ault
Steven R. Ault, 63, Akron, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Friday, February 10, 2017
Joseph Dennis 'Denny' Wertzberger
Joseph Dennis "Denny" Wertzberger, 83, Brownsburg, and formerly of Greenwood, was reunited with his wife of 53 years, Marcia (McGee) in Heaven on Feb. 5, 2017.


Thursday, February 9, 2017
Carol Sue Lahman
Carol Sue Lahman, 77, Rochester, passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at IU Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
William 'Bill' M. Johnston Sr.
William "Bill" M. Johnston Sr., 81, Logansport, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Janice M. Mann
Janice M. Mann, 66, Rochester, passed away at 3:19 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Max L. Hungerford
Max L. Hungerford, 89, Rochester, died Tuesday at the Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, at Miramar Beach, Fla.

Survivors include a daughter, Karen Sakel, Huntingburg.

His funeral service is 10 a.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home.


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Thursday, February 9, 2017
Linda L. Freant
Linda L. Freant, 64, Denver, died Thursday at home.

Survivors include her husband, Kendall K. Freant, Denver; two children, Troy Freant and Krissy Freant, both of Monticello; and three brothers, Larry Vitello, Minnesota, Danny Vitello, Logansport, and Chris Vitello, Logansport.

A private funeral service occurred. Arrangements are handled by McClain Funeral Home.


Thursday, February 9, 2017
Jeffery N. Patton
Jeffery N. Patton, 61, Argos, died Tuesday at St. Joseph Plymouth Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Marjorie E. St. John
Marjorie E. St. John, 87, Rochester, died Wednesday at Lakeland General Hospital, Lakeland, Fla. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.


Thursday, February 9, 2017
Steven R. Ault
Steven R. Ault, 63, Akron, died Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home.


Thursday, February 9, 2017
Phillip A. Heckathorn
Phillip A. Heckathorn, 74, Macy, died Monday.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Heckathorn; three sons, Dean Heckathorn, Keith Heckathorn and Joe Heckathorn; four brothers, Milton Heckathorn, John Heckathorn, Hank Heckathorn and Nate Heckathorn; and five sisters, Jane Cunningham, Alberta Scofield, Martha Day, Charity Barnhill and Laura Bretzman.

Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Friday at McClain Funeral Home.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017
William M. Johnston Sr.
William M. Johnston Sr., 81, Logansport, died Tuesday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Gundrum Funeral Home & Crematory.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Max Hungerford
Max Hungerford, 89, Rochester, died Tuesday at the Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, Miramar Beach, Fla. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Max J. Colvin
Max J. Colvin, 85, passed away on Thursday evening, Feb. 2, 2017, at Marion General Hospital.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Fred J. Matheny
Fred J. Matheny, 85, Warsaw, passed away at 11:45 a.m. on Feb. 6, 2017, at Mason Health and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Frank Joseph Vojtasek Sr.
Frank Joseph Vojtasek Sr., 90, passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Clyde Reed
Clyde Reed, 76, Akron, passed away at 1:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Cleties Wagoner
Cleties Wagoner, 87, Culver, passed away at 11:10 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Paul D. Weirick
Paul D. Weirick, 83, rural Silver Lake, died Sunday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Weirick, Silver Lake; his daughter, Lee Kuhn, Claypool; his son, Jeff Weirick, Claypool; and his sister, Margaret Conley, Stuart, Fla.

His funeral service is private. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.


Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Carol S. Lahman
Carol S. Lahman, 77, Rochester, died Saturday at IU Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

Survivors include two sons, Bradley Lahman, Rochester, and Barry Lahman, Rochester; and a brother, Mike Hartz, Valparaiso.

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

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Frank J. Vojtasek
Frank J. Vojtasek Sr., 90, died Saturday at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include his wife Therese; daughters, Dianne Wood, Anderson, and Terri Bowers, Rochester; sons, Nicholas Vojtasek, Logansport, Michael Vojtasek and Frank Vojtasek Jr., Rochester; and brother, Bill Vojtasek, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1310 Main St., Rochester. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Wednesday and 10-10:40 a.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St.
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Monday, February 6, 2017
Roger R. Rouch
Roger R. Rouch, 70, Kewanna, passed away at 1:41 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at his residence.
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Monday, February 6, 2017
Clyde Reed
Clyde Reed, 76, Akron, died Sunday at Peabody Retirement Community of North Manchester. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.
Monday, February 6, 2017
Carol Lahman
Carol Lahman, 77, Rochester, died Saturday in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.


Monday, February 6, 2017
Roger Rouch
Roger Rouch, 70, Kewanna, died Friday at home.

His memorial service is 6 p.m. Tuesday at Fulton Baptist Temple. Visitation is 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Arrangements are handled by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.

Saturday, February 4, 2017
Billy D. 'Mac' McMillen
Billy D. "Mac" McMillen, 76, Rochester, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana, Indianapolis.
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Ellen L. Eaker
Ellen L. Eaker, 71, Galveston, died Monday at home.

Survivors include her husband, Earnest G. Eaker, Galveston; daughter, Pamela G. Clouthier, Galveston; and two sisters, Gail Thieke, Kokomo, and Nancy Payne, Kokomo.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at Ellers Mortuary, 725 W. Main St., Kokomo. Visitation is from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at Ellers Mortuary. Arrangements are handled by McClain Funeral Home.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Norma Jane Baker
Norma Jane Baker, 81, Elkhart, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at Elkhart General Hospital.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Harold O. Hile
Harold O. Hile, 82, Mentone, died Tuesday at home.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Hile, Mentone; his daughter, Tami Keaffaber, Macy; and his son, Kris Hile, Mentone.

No service will occur. Arrangements are handled by King Memorial Home.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Jeanette J. Iseton
Jeanette J. Iseton, 90, Silver Lake, died Tuesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

Survivors include her daughters, Shirley Adams, Warsaw, and Connie Wenger, Warsaw; her sons, Edmund Iseton, Silver Lake, and Bobby Iseton, Silver Lake; and two sisters, Shirley Holocker and Dorothy Wilkerson, Streator, Ill.

Funeral service is noon Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Billy D. McMillen
Billy D. McMillen, 76, Rochester, died Saturday at St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Monday, January 30, 2017
Hazel Jean Starrett
Hazel Jean Starrett, 96, Rochester, passed away at 3:50 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Monday, January 30, 2017
Bonnie S. Wagoner
Bonnie S. Wagoner, 78, Akron, died Friday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
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Monday, January 30, 2017
Clarence D. Brown
Clarence D. Brown, 91, Rochester, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.
Friday, January 27, 2017
Michael Z. 'Bubba' Shorter
Michael Z. "Bubba" Shorter, 26, Star City, passed away at 9:33 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at Memorial Hospital of South Bend, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Michael Z. Shorter
Michael Z. Shorter, 26, Star City, died Sunday at Memorial Hospital of South Bend. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home.


Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Colleen B. Haussmann
Colleen B. Haussmann, 87, Rochester, and formerly of Aurora, Ill., passed away at 12:50 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at Peabody Retirement Community Health Center, North Manchester.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Colleen B. Haussmann
Colleen B. Haussmann, 87, Rochester, died Monday at Peabody Retirement Community Health Center, North Manchester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.


Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Roberta Heath
Roberta "Bobbi Bear" Heath, 79, Winamac, and formerly of Rochester, passed away at 1 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at Hickory Creek of Winamac.
Monday, January 23, 2017
William J. Kingery
William J. Kingery, 76, Fulton, died Saturday at Life Care Center of Rochester.
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Monday, January 23, 2017
Van Kelly Jr.
Van Kelly Jr., 89, Rochester, passed away at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at Signature Healthcare, Port Charlotte, Fla.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
David A. Tomich
David A. Tomich, 60, Bremen, died Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital, Mishawaka. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Donald W. Grimes
Donald W. Grimes, 94, Blair Ridge Health Campus, Peru, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Merle E. Isaacs
A service in memory of Merle E. Isaacs, 94, Fort Myers, Fla., and formerly of Fulton, who passed away on Jan. 10, 2017, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at the Fulton Baptist Temple. Friends may visit from 9 a.m. to the time of the service Saturday at the church. Burial will follow at the Fulton Cemetery. Arrangements are handled by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.


Friday, January 20, 2017
Jacquelynn Belman Wiersema
Jacquelynn Belman Wiersema, 61, Rochester, formerly of Silvis, Ill., passed away Jan. 16, 2017, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
David M. Pursifull
David M. Pursifull, 75, rural Rochester, passed away at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Deborah L. 'Deb' Lebo
Deborah L. "Deb" Lebo, 58, Rochester, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. This followed a valiant battle with cancer.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Cathy Lowe
Cathy Lowe, 69, Rochester, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at Hickory Creek, Rochester.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
David M. Pursifull
David M. Pursifull, 75, rural Rochester, died Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Cathy Lowe
Cathy Lowe, 69, Rochester, died Sunday at Hickory Creek at Rochester.

Survivors include her daughter, Dana Lowe; and her son, Buddy Lowe.

Memorial service is 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fulton County Fairgrounds Community Building. Arrangements are handled by Good Family Funeral Home.


Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Deborah L. Lebo
Deborah L. Lebo, 58, Rochester, died Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Survivors include her husband, Denny Lebo; her daughter, Allie Lebo, Rochester; her son, Corey Lebo, Rochester; and her brother, Greg Romine, Greenwood.

Funeral service is noon-4 p.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home.


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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Vivian M. VanDerWeele
Vivian M. VanDerWeele, 98, Plymouth, and formerly of Argos, died Monday at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth.

Survivors include her daughters, Jean Stauffer, Argos, and Janis Wagner, Eugene, Ore.; and her son, Jon D. VanDerWeele, Argos.

A funeral service will be at a later date. Arrangements are handled by Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Johnnie Lee Shaw
Johnnie Lee Shaw, 50, Rochester, died at 6:30 a.m. Jan. 16, 2017, at his residence, where he had been in declining health the past couple of months.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Annie Ruth Pruett
Annie Ruth Pruett, 86, Kewanna, passed away at 1:54 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at St. Elizabeth East Hospital in Lafayette.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Janet J. Kyes
Janet J. Kyes, 79, Macy, passed away at 12:01 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at her home.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Patricia L. Brugh
Patricia L. Brugh, 69, Michigan City, and formerly of Argos, died Sunday at Franciscan St. Anthony Health Hospital, Michigan City.

Survivors include her son, Clinton McGregor, Plymouth; her daughter, Rebecca Brugh; her brother, Carl Lowry, Argos; and her sisters, Mary McGriff, Argos, and Jody Friend, Michigan City.

Funeral service is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home. Visitation is noon to the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Van Kelly
Van Kelly

Van Kelly, 89, Rochester, died Sunday at Signature Healthcare of Port Charlotte, Fla. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Cathy Lowe
Cathy Lowe, 69, Rochester, died Sunday at Hickory Creek, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
John W.J. Hopkins
John W.J. Hopkins, 70, Akron, died Thursday at home.

Survivors include two daughters, Elly Smith, Akron, and Anne Cabrera, South Central, Ky.; one son, Matthew Hopkins; and one brother, Richard E. Hopkins, Springfield, Ill.

No service or visitation is scheduled at this time. Arrangements are handled by Earl-Love Funeral Home.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Terry L. Shumaker
Terry L. Shumaker, 72, Fort Wayne, died Saturday at home.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; two daughters, Melissa Shumaker, Fort Wayne, and Renee Sills, Larwill; and one son, Jeffrey Shumaker, Warsaw.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at the Silver Creek Church of God, Silver Lake. Visitation is 10 a.m. to the time of the service Saturday at the church. Arrangements are handled by Earl-Love Funeral Home.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Johnnie L. Shaw
Johnnie L. Shaw, 50, Rochester, died Monday at home.

Survivors include his wife, Jennifer S. Shaw, Rochester; his brother, Garner Wireman Jr., Lapel; and his sister, Darlene Chambers, Lafayette.

Funeral service is noon Thursday at ParkSide Community Church, 225 S. Michigan St., Argos. Visitation is 9 a.m. to the time of the service Thursday at the church. Arrangements are handled by Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
John W. Hopkins
John W. Hopkins, 70, Akron, died Thursday at home. Arrangements are pending at Earl-Love Funeral Home.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Merle Eileen MacLain Fry Isaacs
Merle Eileen MacLain Fry Isaacs, 94, Fort Myers, Fla., and formerly of Fulton, passed away at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at her residence.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Betty Louise Yarian Bucher Shireman Scott
Betty Louise Yarian Bucher Shireman Scott, 88, formerly of Akron, passed away at 1:20 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Kathryn L. Mounts
Kathryn L. Mounts, 61, Rochester, passed away at 8:10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at Parkview Hospital Randallia, Fort Wayne.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Betty L. Scott
Betty L. Scott, 88, formerly of Akron, died Thursday at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home.
Friday, January 13, 2017
Earl Eugene 'Gene' Cannedy
Mr. Earl Eugene "Gene" Cannedy, 79, Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at Life Care Center of Rochester at 4:20 p.m. on Jan. 11, 2017.
Friday, January 13, 2017


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