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home : obituaries : obituaries February 19, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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
Elmer Jay 'Don' Douglass
Mr. Elmer Jay "Don" Douglass, 86, Kewanna, passed away at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at Miller's Merry Manor, Logansport.
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Friday, January 13, 2017
Agnes E. Eckelbarger
A memorial graveside service for Agnes E. Eckelbarger, 82, Rochester, who passed away on Dec. 29, 2016, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. Friends are invited to visit with the family following the service at Tweedlee D's, 720 Indiana 25 North, Rochester. Arrangements are handled by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Earl Cannedy
Earl Cannedy, 79, Rochester, died Wednesday at Life Care Center, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Elmer J. 'Don' Douglass
Elmer J. "Don" Douglass, 86, Kewanna, died Tuesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Logansport.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy; four sons, Neil Douglass, Kewanna, Jeff Douglass, Kewanna, Scott Douglass, Coral Springs, Fla., and Craig Douglass, Twelve Mile; and a sister, Dorothy Richter, Fulton.

Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Merle E. Isaacs
Merle E. Isaacs, 94, Fort Myers, Fla., and formerly of Fulton, died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Gene A. Seidner
A memorial graveside service for Gene A. Seidner, who passed away on Jan. 3, 2017, will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to the Antioch Baptist Church, Rochester. Arrangements are handled by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Elmer J. 'Don' Douglass
Elmer J. "Don" Douglass, 86, Kewanna, died Tuesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Logansport. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Kathleen June Landis
Kathleen June Landis, 78, formerly of Akron, passed away at 12:05 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Pilgrim Manor of Plymouth, where she resided.


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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Larry P. Sellers
Larry P. Sellers, 73, Culver, passed away on Jan. 7, 2017, at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Edward John Minarik
Edward John Minarik, 94, North Liberty, passed away at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Life Care Center of Rochester where he had been in declining health for the past couple of months.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Kathleen J. Landis
Kathleen June Landis, 78, formerly of Akron, passed away at 12:05 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Pilgrim Manor of Plymouth, where she resided.
Monday, January 9, 2017
Edward J. Minarik
Edward J. Minarik, 94, died Saturday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.
Monday, January 9, 2017
Janet M. King
Janet M. King, 72, Rochester, passed away at 4:48 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Rosalie Hutchins
Rosalie Hutchins, 89, Macy, passed away early Thursday morning at her home.
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Edna Pearl Carpenter
Fulton County's oldest living Native American, Mrs. Edna P. Carpenter, 104 years, 1 month, 23 days, departed this life at 7:31 a.m. Jan. 1, 2017, at the home of her daughter.
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Janet M. King
Janet M. King, 72, Rochester, died Thursday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Friday, January 6, 2017
Gene A. Seidner
Gene A. Seidner, 87, Rochester, passed away at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at his residence.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
John L. DePue
John L. DePue, 87, Argos, died Tuesday at South Bend Hospice House.

Survivors include his wife, Rosemary DePue, Argos; his daughters, Rose Anna VanHorn, Culver, and Paula Arvesen, Bremen; his sister, Lena Tomforde, Boca Raton, Fla.; and his brother, Lawrence DePue, Buchanan, Mich.

Funeral service is 10 a.m. Monday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren, 5975 19th Road, Argos. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos.

Thursday, January 5, 2017
Annabelle L. Hart
Annabelle L. Hart, 90, Rochester, passed away at 4:40 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
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Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Agnes Eileen Eckelbarger
Agnes Eileen Eckelbarger, 82, Rochester, passed away at 5:20 a.m. Dec. 29, 2016, at her residence.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Teresa L. Honeycutt
Teresa L. Honeycutt, 61, of rural Akron, passed away at 4:50 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at her residence after being in failing health for six months.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Edna P. Carpenter
Edna P. Carpenter, 104, died Sunday at her daughter's home.

Survivors include two daughters, Joan C. McClellan, Rochester, and Linda S. Town, Elkhart; and a son, Jim W. Carpenter, Rochester.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service Monday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Imogene Creek
Imogene Creek, 87, Mexico, died Wednesday.

Survivors include her husband, Donald Creek, Mexico; her daughters, Donna Fitch, and SueAnn Binnion, both of Kokomo; and her son, Daniel Creek, Peru.

A private service was Friday at McClain Funeral Home.


Saturday, December 31, 2016
James H. Murphy
James H. Murphy, 89, Peru, died Tuesday at home.

Survivors include his daughter, Reena L. Murphy, Peru.

Funeral service is 2 p.m. Monday at Mexico First Brethren Church. Arrangements are handled by McClain Funeral Home.

Saturday, December 31, 2016
Marcia Marie Quick Gard
Marcia Marie Quick Gard, 64, passed away on Dec. 16, 2016, at Thomas Johns Cancer Hospital, Richmond, Va.
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Agnes E. Eckelbarger
Agnes E. Eckelbarger, 82, Rochester, died Thursday at home. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Friday, December 30, 2016
Shelby J. Smoker Wogoman
Shelby J. Smoker Wogoman, 75, Warsaw, passed away at 5:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, at Warsaw Meadows Care Center.
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Thursday, December 29, 2016
Paul D. Blue
Paul D. Blue, 76, Warsaw, died Saturday at Warsaw Meadows Care Center.

Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline I. Blue, Warsaw; his sons, Paul D. Blue, Warsaw, Richard D. Blue, Baldwin, Mich., and Anthony D. Blue, Warsaw; his brothers, Glen Blue, Niles, Mich., and Boyd Blue, Muncie; and his sister, Judy Wallen, Pierceton.

Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Friday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Mihai Mateescu
Mihai Mateescu, 78, Rochester, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, at his residence.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Doris L. Grubbs
Doris L. Grubbs, 89, of rural Bourbon, passed away at 7:37 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Sherald L. Tam
Sherald L. Tam, 82, Fulton, passed away at 8:58 a.m. Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Shelby Wogoman
Shelby Wogoman, 75, Warsaw, died Tuesday at Warsaw Meadows Care Center. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home.


Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Paul D. Blue
Paul D. Blue, 76, Warsaw, died Saturday at Meadows Care Center, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Mary M. Carter
Mary Mae (Hanselman) Carter, 82, Williamsport, passed away at 5:02 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, at her home in rural Williamsport.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Edward C. Davis
Edward "Ed" C. Davis, 84, of Bluffton, passed away at 8:23 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Phyllis A. Hulmes
Phyllis A. Hulmes, 76, of Winamac, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, at Miller's Merry Manor in Culver.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Nancy E. Luckenbill
Nancy E. Luckenbill, 78, Rochester, passed away at 11:02 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Mary I. Rager
Mary Irene Rager, 97, formerly of rural Akron, passed away Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016, at Peabody Retirement Community of North Manchester, where she has resided for the past 6 years.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Paul E. Sons
Paul Edward "Turtle" Sons, 48, Peru, passed away at 8:08 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at his residence.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Sherald L. Tam
Sherald L. Tam, 82, Rochester, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, at Memorial Hospital in Logansport. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Bernard "Shorty" Gene Cooley
Bernard "Shorty" Cooley was born on March 24, 1937, in Lansing, Mich. to William and Esther Irene Reed Cooley as one of five children.
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Saturday, December 24, 2016
Bernard "Shorty" Gene Cooley
Mr. Bernard G. "Shorty" Cooley, 79, Rochester, passed away at 3:50 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at the Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
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Saturday, December 24, 2016
Joan Batchelor
Surrounded by her loving family, Joan Batchelor, 84, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at Pilgrim Manor, Plymouth.
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Tan Huan Phoun
Mr. Tan Huan Phoun, 92, Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 7:55 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at the home of his son. He and wife Lay had moved in with his son's family since a tragic fire destroyed their home nine months ago.
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Nancy Luckenbill
Nancy Luckenbill, 78, Rochester, died Friday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Gary L. Heiden
Gary L. Heiden, 64, Kewanna, died Dec. 17, 2016, at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital.
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Billie Jo Hively
Billie Jo Hively, 81, Akron, passed away at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.
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Thursday, December 22, 2016
Marilyn Ann Saner
Marilyn Ann Saner, 81, Rock Lake (Akron), passed away at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, at her residence.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Dorothy Lavon Jackson
Mrs. Dorothy Lavon Jackson, 98, Rochester, passed away at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Dixi Cathleen Evans
Dixi Cathleen Evans, 63, Bellevue, Neb., and formerly of Kewanna, passed away on Nov. 20, 2016, after a battle with cancer.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Tan H. Phoun
Tan H. Phoun, 92, Rochester, died Dec. 13, 2016, at home.

Survivors include his wife, Lay I. Phoun; his children, Yong K. Phoun, North Webster, Hung K. Phoun, Taiwan, Chieu N. Chang, Plymouth, Lo K. Phoun, North Dakota, Siem N. Yu, Rochester, Kent K. Phoun, Los Angeles, Calif., Cho K. Phoun, Rochester, Lieng K. Phoun, Rochester, Mett N. Arone, Rochester, Ting K. Phoun, Iowa, and Moun K. Phoun, Las Vegas, Nev.; and a sister, Phan N. Liou, San Diego.

Funeral service is 10 a.m. Dec. 28, 2016, at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Catherine A. Leslie
Catherine A. Leslie, 80, Kewanna, passed away peacefully at 8:03 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, at Miller's Merry Manor in Logansport.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Dorothy L. Jackson
Dorothy L. Jackson, 98, Rochester, died Tuesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

Survivors include her niece, Jan Russell, Warsaw.

Funeral service is 1 p.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Donald M. Waggoner
Donald M. Waggoner, 82, Etna Green, passed away at 7:28 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at Miller's Merry Manor of Warsaw.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Vernon R. Spurlock Sr.
Vernon R. Spurlock Sr., 91, Mentone, passed away at 7:35 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, at his residence.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Bernard G. Cooley
Bernard G. Cooley, 79, Rochester, died Wednesday at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include his wife, Lucy; two daughters, Rita Rudd, Lafayette, and Beverly Cooley, Logansport; and a son, DeWight Cooley, Antioch, Calif.

A private service will occur. Arrangements are handled by Good Family Funeral Home.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Catherine A. Leslie
Catherine A. Leslie, 80, Kewanna, died Monday at Miller's Merry Manor in Logansport.

Arrangements are pending at Marocco-Rans Funeral Chapel.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Mary E. Brunn
The funeral service for Mary E. Brunn, 84, Rochester, who died Dec. 2, 2016, is 10 a.m. Friday at Community Presbyterian Church, Rochester. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.


Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Jerry Lynn Tigler
Jerry Lynn Tigler, 70, Denver, passed away at 1 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at his residence.

Born on Feb. 15, 1946, in Fulton County, he was the son of George W. and Alma M. Winegardner Tigler. On Aug. 16, 1968, in Roann, he married Cindy Kay Judy. She survives.

Monday, December 19, 2016
Shawn Michael Biggs
Shawn Michael Biggs, 3 months old, Rochester, passed away at 1:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Monday, December 19, 2016
Gary L. Heiden
Gary L. Heiden, 64, Kewanna, died Saturday at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home.
Monday, December 19, 2016


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