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home : obituaries : obituaries May 2, 2016

Romayne Wentzel
Romayne Wentzel, 91, of Kewanna, passed away peacefully at 8:35 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2016, at Wynnfield Crossing in Rochester.


Monday, May 2, 2016
Howard J. Lease
Howard James Lease, 85, Rochester, passed away at 7:47 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Monday, May 2, 2016
Mike Jackson
Mike Jackson, 58, formerly of Rochester, died Tuesday in Seattle, Wash.

Local arrangements are being handled by Good Family Funeral Home.

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Romayne Wentzel
Romayne Wentzel, 91, Kewanna, died Friday at Wynnfield Crossing.

Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home.
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Saturday, April 30, 2016
Jeannette B. Cole
Jeannette B. Cole, 87, Denver, died Thursday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

Survivors include three children, Philip Maus, South Carolina, Sue Smith, Logansport, and Linda Galloway, South Carolina.

Funeral service is 2:30 p.m. Saturday at McClain Funeral Home. Visitation is from noon until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Friday, April 29, 2016
Herschel E. Howard
Herschel E. Howard, 82, Leeton, Mo., formerly of Rochester, died April 20, 2016, in Columbia, Mo.

Survivors include his brother, Larry Howard; daughters Donita Huffman, Janet S. Tuley, Athens, Ellen Duff, Warsaw, Rhonda Jackson, Debra Zimmerman, and Karen Rohr; and son Larry W. Doolittle.

No service was held.

Friday, April 29, 2016
Charles "Charlie" W. Fruitt
Charles "Charlie" W. Fruitt, 61, Rochester, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016, at his residence.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Quinton E. Barger
Quinton "Eugene" Barger, 59, Rochester, died Tuesday at his home.

Survivors include his wife, Catrina; three sons, James Fuson, Gary, Clayton, Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Shelton, Delong; and four sisters, Stella Williams, East Prairie, Mo., Wanda Howard, Portage, Terry Barger, Charleston, Mo., and Ruthann Horn, Portage.

Funeral service is 4 p.m. Friday at Good Family Funeral Home. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Raymond L. Lewis
Raymond L. Lewis, 94, Mentone, passed away at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at Mason Health & Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Charles W. Fruitt
Charles W. Fruitt, 61, Rochester, died Monday at his home.

Survivors include his wife, Paula; two daughters, Tuvara Meeks, Elkhart, and Nancy Fruitt, Warsaw; a son, James W. Gunnels, Bourbon; his father, Jack Owens Sr., Albany; a sister, Melissa Owens, Eaton; and a brother Jack Owens Jr., Maryland.

Funeral service is 5 p.m. Thursday at Riverview Community Church. Visitation is 2 p.m. to the time of the service on Thursday at the church.

Arrangements are handled by Good Family Funeral Home.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Herbert C. Davis
Herbert C. Davis, 101, Rochester, and formerly of Burket and Beaver Dam Lake, passed away at 11:42 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2016, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Raymond L. Lewis
Raymond L. Lewis, 94, Mentone, died Tuesday at Mason Health & Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.

Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home.


Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Trisha L. Mark
Trisha L. Mark, 39, Elm Road, Bourbon, died Tuesday at Elkhart Hospice House.

Survivors include her daughters, Madison Mark and Allison Mark, both at home; mother Debra Nicodemus, Sierra Vista, Ariz.; father Steven Brown, Warsaw; and brother Matthew Brown, Plymouth.

Funeral service is 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ, Argos. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Arrangements are handled by the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Quinton Barger
Quinton Barger, 59, Rochester, died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Charles W. McKinney
Charles W. McKinney, 85, a longtime Peru resident, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, April 24, 2016, in Rochester.
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Charles Steven Herkless
Charles Steven Herkless, 66, Rochester, passed away at 12:10 a.m. on Friday, April 22, 2016, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.
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Monday, April 25, 2016
Dee M. Royer
Dee M. Royer, 95, North Manchester, died Thursday at Timbercrest Senior Healthcare Center, North Manchester.
Monday, April 25, 2016
Charles S. Herkless
Charles S. Herkless, 66, Rochester, died Friday at St. Joseph Regional

Medical Center, Mishawaka. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.

Saturday, April 23, 2016
Harold W. Reffitt
Harold W. Reffitt, 58, Macy, passed away at 4:20 p.m. April 21, 2016, at Community Hospital North, Indianapolis.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Jeanette M. Oestermyer
Jeanette M. Oestermyer, 86, Rochester, passed away at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Ada Jean Fugate
Ada Jean Fugate, 62, of Rochester, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 12:40 a.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at her home.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Jeanette M. Oestermyer
Jeanette M. Oestermyer, 86, Rochester, died Wednesday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Randy R. Clemens
Randy R. Clemens, 64, Argos, died Monday at home.

Survivors include his children, Chris Clemens, Mishawaka, Brandi Scott, Elkhart, and Jaime Mathias, Brownsburg; and sisters Sharon Slonaker, Denver, Janet Davidson, Warsaw, Betty Swift, Marcellus, Mich., and Sandy Ousley, Burkett.

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

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Ada Fugate
Ada Fugate, 62, died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Gerald "Jerry" Klopp
Gerald "Jerry" Klopp, 82, of Rochester, passed away at IU Health Arnett Hospital, in Lafayette, on Saturday, April 16, 2016.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Wheeler Conley
Wheeler Conley, 81, Rochester, passed away at 6:29 a.m. Monday, April 18, 2016, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Gerald " Jerry" Klopp
Gerald "Jerry" Klopp, 82, Rochester, died Saturday at IU Health Arnett, Lafayette.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Charles Lee Riddle
Charles Lee Riddle, 89, of Argos, passed away at 4:35 a.m. Sunday, April 10, 2016, at Peabody Retirement Community of North Manchester.
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Friday, April 15, 2016
Louise Murphy
L. Louise Murphy, 97, Peru, and formerly of rural Denver, died Thursday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

Survivors include a son, Richard R. Murphy, Denver; and a daughter, Nancy Masten, Peru.

Funeral service is 2 p.m. Sunday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Friday, April 15, 2016
John W. Haworth
John W. Haworth, 68, Rochester, passed away unexpectedly at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at his home.
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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Carl "Carly" Andrew Richard
Carl "Carly" Andrew Richard, 55, of Rochester, passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2016.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Karen S. Ellenwood
Karen S. Ellenwood, 66, Akron, passed away at 12:33 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at the Center for Hospice Care Hospice House, South Bend.
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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Sarah Kay Muinzer
Sarah Kay Muinzer, 42, Oak Harbor, Wash., and formerly of Lucerne, passed away on Jan. 18, 2016, in Oak Harbor, Wash.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Charles L. Riddle
Charles L. Riddle, 89, Argos, died Sunday at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.

Survivors include his wife, Lola; a daughter, Denise Williams, Rochester; and three sons, Ronald, and Duane, both of Rochester, and Douglas, Akron.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 1-4 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the funeral service Monday at the funeral home.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Carl Richard
Carl Richard, 55, Rochester, died Saturday.

Survivors include his wife, Charla; five daughters, Jacqueline R. Richard-Wood, Liberty, Miss., Callie Richard, Chloe Richard, Clover Richard, and Carli Rae Richard, all of Rochester; a son, John J., Rochester; and 11 siblings, Frank Keitzer, Rochester, Mary Rockenbaugh, Peru, Ted, Rochester, Rita Jenkins, Rochester, Hugh, Rochester, Charly, Rochester, Joe, Rochester, Mark, Holiday, Fla., Ruth Gunter, Rochester, Ed, Rochester, and Jane, Rochester.

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

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Lee M. Redinger
Lee M. Redinger, 63, Argos, died April 1, 2016, at Life Care Center of Rochester.

Survivors include two daughters, Cassandra Knight, and Autumn Chaja, both of Rochester; a son, Lee M. Redinger II, Rochester; one sister, Joy Evard, South Bend; and two brothers, Arthur Redinger, Liberty, and Charles Redinger, Argos.

Service is 3 p.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Visitation is 2 p.m. Thursday to the time of the service at the funeral home.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Carl Richard
Carl Richard, 55, Rochester, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Harold Junior Wright
Harold Junior Wright, 71, Michigan Road, Argos, passed away at 5:59 p.m. on April 8, 2016, at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth, following a very sudden illness.
Monday, April 11, 2016
Charles L. Riddle
Charles L. Riddle, 89, of Rochester, died Sunday at Peabody Retirement Center, North Manchester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
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Monday, April 11, 2016
Kenny C. Basham
Kenny C. Basham, 59, of Rochester, formerly of South Bend, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 5, at his home.
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Melanie J. Peoples
Melanie J. Peoples, 49, Macy, died in China. Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home.


Friday, April 8, 2016
Michael Ray "Lightning" Wright
Michael Ray "Lightning" Wright, 61, Denver, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 3, 2016, while vacationing in Florida.
Friday, April 8, 2016
Jerry L. Sisinger
Jerry L. Sisinger, 77, of McCordsville, formerly of Kewanna, passed away at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at his residence.
Friday, April 8, 2016
Christine Lee Halas-Watson
Christine Lee Halas-Watson, 62, Fulton, passed away on April 5, 2016, in Zion, Ill.
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Thursday, April 7, 2016
Patricia A. Junkin
Patricia Junkin, 68, Akron, died Friday at home.

Survivors include her son, Ron Junkin, Lincoln, Calif.; daughters Trisha Junkin, and Terri Hermann, both of Mesa, Ariz.; and brothers Alan P. Line, Placerville, Calif., and Desmond W. Line, Duncan, S.C.

No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are handled by Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home.

Thursday, April 7, 2016
Leta A. Hallatt
Leta A. Hallatt, 81, died Sunday at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie.

Survivors include her nephew, Robert Eiler II, Rochester, and her sister, Elsie Fuller, Anderson.

Service is 1 p.m. Thursday at Loose Funeral Home, Anderson. Visitation is 11 a.m. Thursday to the time of the service at the funeral home.
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Bret L. Hake
Bret L. Hake, 49, Rochester, died Sunday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

Survivors include his siblings, Doyle Allen Willard, Ypsilanti, Mich., and Ryan Lee Hake, Peru.

There is no service scheduled at this time. Arrangements are handled by Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Raymond B. Krick
Raymond B. Krick, 78, Rochester, passed away at 6:25 p.m. Monday April 4, 2016, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Michael R. Wright
Michael R. Wright, 61, Denver, died Sunday in Florida. Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Theodore E. Thurin
Theodore E. Thurin, 90, 635 Oakhill Ave., Plymouth, formerly of Culver, died Sunday at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, and his daughter, Linda J. Redinger, Argos.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church, Culver. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to the time of the service at the church.

Arrangements are handled by the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Raymond B. Krick
Raymond B. Krick, 78, Rochester, died Monday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home.


Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Bret Hake
Bret Hake, 49, Rochester, died Sunday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Lee Morgan Redinger
Lee Morgan Redinger, 63, of Argos, passed away at 11:05 a.m., Friday, April 1, 2016, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Richard L. Peterson
Richard L. Peterson, 76, of rural Rochester, passed away at 12:15 a.m. Sunday, April 3, 2016, at his residence.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Theodore E. Thurin
Theodore E. Thurin, 90, 635 Oakhill Ave., Plymouth, died Sunday at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth.

Arrangements are pending at the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.

Monday, April 4, 2016
Richard L. Peterson
Richard L. Peterson, 76, of rural Rochester, died Sunday at home.

Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home.

Monday, April 4, 2016
Glenn R. Williams
Visitation for Glenn R. Williams, 93, Rochester, who died Friday, is now from 2-4 p.m. today at the Fulton Community Building, Fulton.
Monday, April 4, 2016
Lee M. Redinger I
Lee M. Redinger I, 63, Argos, died Friday at Life Care Center, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.

Arlene M. Deeds

Arlene M. Deeds, 96, formerly of Rochester, died Feb. 21, 2016, in Green Valley, Ariz.

A private service was on Friday at the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Good Family Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Saturday, April 2, 2016
Lillian "Lil" Zook Burkholder
Lillian "Lil" Zook Burkholder, 60, Rochester, died at 1:55 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2016, at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio from complications of heart surgery.
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Jeffrey L. Newlin
Jeffrey L. Newlin, 61, a former Rochester resident, passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in his Schererville home.
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Saturday, April 2, 2016
Glenn R. Williams
Glenn R. Williams, 93, Rochester, passed away at 12:03 a.m. Friday April 1, 2016, at his residence.
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Saturday, April 2, 2016
Beverly Jo Feltis Rensberger
Beverly Jo Feltis Rensberger, 75, Rochester, passed away on March 30, 2016, at her residence after a long battle with kidney disease.
Friday, April 1, 2016
GeNelle E. Hoffman
GeNelle E. Hoffman, 95, formerly of Akron, passed away at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 26, 2016, at Peabody Retirement Community of North Manchester.
Friday, April 1, 2016
Rodney C. Lewis
Rodney C. Lewis, 46, Rochester, died Monday at IU Health University Hospital, Indianapolis.

Survivors include his wife, Shannon; two children, Ryan and Sarah, Rochester; a sister, Dixie, Rochester; and four brothers, Ronald, Randy and Raymond, all of Rochester, and Robin, Anderson.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements are handled by Earl-Love Funeral Home.

Friday, April 1, 2016
Rev. Teresa V. Lewis
Rev. Teresa V. Lewis, 66, of rural Macy, and formerly of Colorado Springs, Colo., passed away at 4:20 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at Miller's Merry Manor, Peru.
Friday, April 1, 2016
Hershell Shepherd
Hershell Shepherd, 74, rural Warsaw, died Monday at Vibra Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include three daughters, Margaret Case, Printer, Ky., Jane Meade and Sue, both of Warsaw; a son, Arthur, Nashville, Tenn.; a sister; and a brother.

Funeral service is 1 p.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, 101 North Tucker St., Mentone. Visitation is from noon to the time of the service at the funeral home.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
GeNelle E. Hoffman
GeNelle E. Hoffman, 95, formerly of Akron, died Saturday at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.

Survivors include two daughters, Karna Earl, Warsaw, and Jacqie Hoffman, Carmel; and a son, Ronald, Stuart, Fla.

Funeral service is 2 p.m. Sunday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron. Visitation is 1 p.m. to the time of the service at the funeral home.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Rodney C. Lewis
Rodney C. Lewis, 46, Rochester, died Monday at Indiana Health University Hospital, Indianapolis.

Arrangements are pending at Earl-Love Funeral Home.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Ron J. Shockey
Ron J. Shockey, 77, Silver Lake, died Sunday at his home.

Survivors include his wife Nancy; daughter Karen Eis, Point Isabelle, Texas; son Ronald II., North Manchester; and father Robert, Point Isabelle, Texas.

No service is planned at this time. Arrangement are being handled by Hartzler Funeral Home.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Shirley A. Adamson
Shirley A. Adamson, 78, Akron, passed away unexpectedly at 7:28 p.m., Friday, March 25, 2016, at Parkview Regional Hospital of Fort Wayne.

She was born July 7, 1937, in Fulton County, to Kenneth and Mary (Royer) Luckenbill. On July 23, 1960, in Argos, she married Richard L. Adamson, who survives.

Monday, March 28, 2016
GeNelle E. Hoffman
GeNelle E. Hoffman, 96, formerly of Akron, died Saturday at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home.
Monday, March 28, 2016
Thomas Edward Norman
Thomas Edward Norman, 65, Peru, passed away at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 24, 2016, at Miller's Merry Manor, Peru.

Born Oct. 27, 1950, in Miami County, he was the son of David J. and Marjorie L. Nichols Norman.

Saturday, March 26, 2016
Marilyn E. Penn
Marilyn E. Penn, 65, Mentone, died Friday at her home.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Louis J. Calhoun
Louis J. Calhoun, 84, Rochester, died Friday at home. Arrangements are pending at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Dennis W. Derryberry
Dennis W. Derryberry, 58, Akron, passed away at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at his residence.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Thomas E. Nolin
Thomas E. Nolin, 69, 204 W. Plum St., Argos, died Sunday at home.

Survivors include a daughter, Kellie Shei, Argos; sisters Malinda Wakeland, Plymouth, Sandra Heyde, Bremen, and Tommie Jean Ripper, Sandwich, Ill.; and brothers Jim, Argos, and Jerry, Warsaw.

Service will be 10 a.m. today at Argos United Methodist Church, 570 N. Michigan St. Visitation was 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Aubrey M. Jones
Aubrey M. Jones, 87, of Rochester, passed away at 2:17 p.m. Monday, March 21, 2016, at Woodlawn Hospital.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Norma J. Burns
Norma Jean Burns, 88, of Akron, went home to be with the Lord at 3:25 p.m., Sunday, March 20, 2016, at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Aubrey Jones
Aubrey Jones, 87, Rochester, died 2:17 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Lida B. (Cowen) Thompson-Norris
Lida B. (Cowen) Thompson-Norris, 97, 18 B Road, Argos, died 5:40 a.m. Monday at home.

Survivors include her daughters Bonnie S. Lohmann, Nevada City, Calif., Loralie Coffin, Indianapolis, and Maurine B. Wrede, Rapid City, S.D.; and son Don D. Thompson, Argos.

Service is 1 p.m. Saturday at Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, West State Road 10, Culver. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to the time of the funeral at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Fred Zellers
Fred Zellers, 92, lifelong Fulton County resident and landowner, died Sunday at his home.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Florence J. Baldwin
Florence J. Baldwin, 85, of Kewanna, passed away peacefully at 3:05 p.m., Saturday, March 19, 2016, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

Born on July 27, 1930, in Winamac she was the daughter of the late Arnold and Mary (Young) Stepp.
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Monday, March 21, 2016
Fred Zellers
Fred Zellers, 92, Rochester, died Sunday at home.
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Monday, March 21, 2016
Norma J. Burns
Norma J. Burns, 88, Akron, died 3:25 p.m. Sunday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home.

Monday, March 21, 2016
Bonnie J. Shoemaker
Bonnie J. Shoemaker, 77, of rural Claypool, passed away at 10:26 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne.
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Tyler L. Prater Willett
Infant Tyler L. Prater Willett, Rochester, died 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Survivors include his parents Kayla Prater and Zachary Willett and sister Annaleigh.

Service will be 5 p.m. Tuesday at Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God, 303 S. Jefferson St., Silver Lake. Visitation is 4 p.m. to the time of the funeral at the church. The Hartzler Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Saturday, March 19, 2016
Lisa R. Roark
Lisa R. Roark, 52, 2800 Highway 17/92 Lot No. 51, Haines City, Fla., formerly of Argos, died 10:35 a.m. Saturday at her residence.

Survivors include her husband, Patrick; daughters Nichole Snavely, Argos, and Katie Schrock, South Bend; son James Garner Jr., Leiters Ford; sisters Rae Ann Harris and Rejeana; and brothers John Lowry Jr., Carl Lowry, Jerry Lowry, Tim Lowry, Terry Lowry and Bobby Lowry.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos. Visitation is from 11 a.m. Monday to the time of the service.

Friday, March 18, 2016
Bonnie J. Shoemaker
Bonnie J. Shoemaker, 77, rural Claypool, died 10:26 p.m. Wednesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include her husband, Paul; son Mark Marti, Warsaw; daughter Stacia Henry, Orlando, Fla.; sisters Patricia Febles and Sandra Muscello and brother Thomas Mortimore, all of Kendallville.

Service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone. Visitation is from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Friday, March 18, 2016
Robert L. Holloway Sr.
Mr. Robert L. Holloway Sr. 89, of Rochester, passed away at 3:40 p.m., Monday, March 14, 2016, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Friday, March 18, 2016
Dianne (Bernero) Buckmiller
Dianne (Bernero) Buckmiller, 73, Rochester, passed away on Monday, March 14, 2016, at Hickory Creek Nursing Home, Rochester.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Josefina M. Rudd
Josefina M. Rudd, 71, Rochester, passed away at 9:50 a.m., Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at her residence.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Clarice M. Spindler
Clarice M. Spindler, 88, a Marshall County resident all her life, passed away surrounded by her loving family at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2016, in the Hospice House of South Bend.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Robert L. Holloway, Sr.
Robert L Holloway, Sr., 89, Rochester, died Monday at his residence.

Survivors include a daughter, Gloria Chapel, Kokomo; a son, Robbie, Rochester; a sister, Phyllis Duzan, Warsaw.

His funeral service is at 11 a.m. March 21, 2016, at the Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is from 2-6 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service.


Thursday, March 17, 2016
Steve Joseph Nelson
Steve Joseph Nelson, 62, Rochester, passed away at 2:50 a.m. Friday, March 11, 2016, at his residence.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Earl Deaton
Earl Deaton, 77, Macy passed away at his home unexpectedly on Sunday, March 13, 2016.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Dianne Buckmiller
Dianne Buckmiller, 73, Rochester, died at 11:45 p.m. Thursday at Hickory Creek of Rochester.

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


Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Josefina Rudd
Josefina M. Rudd, 71, Rochester, died at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Earl Deaton
Earl Deaton, 77, Macy, died at home Sunday.

He is survived by sons Earl Jr., Hazard, Ky., Charles, DeFuniak Springs, Fla., William, Macy; daughters Lora Deaton, Peru, Shari Simonson, Rochester; a sister, Lora Davis, Macy; and a brother, Walter, Louisville.

Funeral service is at 5 p.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 2 p.m. until time of service.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Robert Holloway
Robert l. Holloway, 89, died at 3:40 p.m. Monday at his residence.

Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Jeanelle L. Poe
Jeanelle L. Poe, 33, Mentone, died Saturday at her home.

Survivors include her parents, Steven and Barbara Conaway, Mentone; daughters Karalei and Bailey Poe; son Harley; sister Julie Sanders, Vassar, Mich.; brother Steven Conaway, Mentone.

Private family service will be at a later date. King Memorial Home, Mentone, is handling arrangements.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
George E. Burton
Mr. George Edward Burton, 83, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 3:45 a.m., Friday, March 11, 2016, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Monday, March 14, 2016
Earl Deaton
Earl Deaton, 77, Macy, died unexpectedly at home on Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Monday, March 14, 2016
Steven Nelson
Steven Nelson, 62, Rochester, died at 2:50 a.m. Friday, at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Monday, March 14, 2016
Jeffrey L. Newlin
Jeffrey L. Newlin, 61, formerly of Rochester, died Wednesday in his Schererville home.
Monday, March 14, 2016
George J. Reed
George J. Reed, 86, Mentone, died at 6:14 p.m., Thursday, March 10, 2016, at Parkview Regional Medical Center of Ft. Wayne.
Monday, March 14, 2016
George E. Burton
George E. Burton, 83, Rochester, died at 3:45 a.m., Friday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria; four sons: Dennis and Craig, Rochester, Bruce, Camden, Ohio, and Roger, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home. Friends may visit from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service.

Saturday, March 12, 2016
Gary W. Bradley
Gary W. Bradley, 59, Akron, died 6:08 p.m. Wednesday at his residence.

He is survived by a brother, Richard A. Smith, Rochester.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 1-3 p.m. Tuesday.

Saturday, March 12, 2016
Corbin Minix
Corbin E. Minix, 1 day old, died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital in South Bend.

He is survived by his parents Melissa Burton and Nathen Minix and brother, Caleb Minix, Rochester.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is one hour prior to the service.

Saturday, March 12, 2016
Mary Dolores Hawk and Donald Earl Hawk
Mary Dolores Hawk

Aug. 23, 1936 - March 1, 2016

Donald Earl Hawk

Jan. 24, 1936 - March 2, 2016

Mary Dolores Hawk, 79, of Cape Coral, Fla., passed away at 5:54 p.m., Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at Healthpark Hospital, Fort Myers, Fla., surrounded by her loving family. She was unable to recover after open heart surgery. Sixteen hours later, she reached out for her husband's hand to be with her in Heaven.

Surrounded by his children, Donald Earl Hawk, 80, died at 9:49 a.m., March 2, 2016, from Alzheimer's Disease, in Coral Trace Nursing and Rehabilitation, Cape Coral, where he resided.

Saturday, March 12, 2016
Manford L. Norris
Manford L. Norris, 90, of Wanatah, passed away peacefully at 4:58 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at Avalon Springs Health Campus, Valparaiso.
Friday, March 11, 2016
Corbin Minix
Corbin Edward Minix, 1 day, of Rochester, died at 9:40 p.m. March 2, 2016, at Memorial Hospital of South Bend. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home of Rochester.
Friday, March 11, 2016
Jeffrey L. Newlin
Jeffrey Lee Newlin, 61, formerly of Rochester, passed away Wednesday at his home in Crown Point. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.
Friday, March 11, 2016
Jean Boldry
ean Boldry, 88, Rochester, passed away at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at Woodbridge Health Campus, Logansport.
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Thursday, March 10, 2016
Dean C. Nellans Jr.
Dean C. Nellans Jr., 90, Mentone, died at 3:50 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at Mason Health Care of Warsaw.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Violet A. M. Risner
Violet Anne Marie Risner, 2 ½ months, Rochester, passed away at 11:20 a.m., Tuesday March 8, 2016, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Shirley A. Felda
A celebration of life for Shirley A. Felda is 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Kewanna-Union Township Fire Station. Shirley, 70, of Kewanna, passed away at 9:56 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac. Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home handled arrangements.
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Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Jean Boldry
Jean Boldry 88, Rochester, died at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday at Woodbridge Health Campus, Logansport. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Jerry H. Reyburn
Jerry H. Reyburn, 80, 2720 Manitou Park Court, Rochester, passed away at 7 p.m. March 1, 2016.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Jerry Reyburn
Jerry Reyburn, 80, 2720 Manitou Park Court, Rochester, died at 7 p.m. March 1, 2016.

He is survived by his wife, Helene, Danville; son Tom, Boalsburg, Pa.; and son Bret, Plainfield.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Monday, March 7, 2016
Lucille Stacy
Lucille M. Stacy, 85, Rochester, died at 8:20 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital.

She is survived by her husband, Ervin; two daughters, Simona Budas, Bolingbrook, Ill., and Bettina Motzney, Palatine, Ill.; two sisters, Dorothy Santoyo and Annette Vargas; six brothers, Fred Santoyo, Pete Santoyo, Florentino Santoyo II, Jesse Santoyo, Adolph Santoyo, Trino Santoyo.

Mass of Christian Burial is 2 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation is 11 a.m.-1:40 p.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home.

Saturday, March 5, 2016
Ralph E. Oldt Jr.
Ralph E. Oldt Jr., 65, New Lenox, Ill., died at 4:19 a.m. Friday at Silver Cross Hospital, New Lenox.

Survivors include his cousins Gary and Alan Wentzel, Kewanna, and James Wentzel, Leiters Ford.

A graveside service will be conducted at Bruce Lake Cemetery at a later date. Harrison-Metzer-Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna, is handling arrangements.

Friday, March 4, 2016
Eugene Wooten
Eugene Wooten, 86, Peru, died at 3:19 p.m. Wednesday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

He is survived by his wife Phyllis.

Funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru. Visitation is 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Friday, March 4, 2016
Dolores Czichilski
Dolores C. Czichilski, 85, Rochester, died at 9:05 a.m., Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

She is survived by a daughter, Paula Manzo, Anaheim, Calif.; and a son, David Czichilski of Rochester.

Private family service will be Wednesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Ruth Meek Enyart
Ruth Meek Enyart, 92, of Rochester, passed away at 1:50 a.m., Monday, Feb. 29, 2015, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
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Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Ruth Enyart
Ruth Meek Enyart, 92, Rochester, died at 1:50 a.m, Monday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

She is survived by two daughters, June Howe, Rochester, and Sharon Herington, Mundelein, Ill.

Her funeral service is noon Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation is 10 a.m.-noon Thursday at the funeral home.
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Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Donald R. King
Donald R. King, 71, Rochester, passed away at 9:05 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Etheree Linda Jones
Etheree Linda Jones, 85, Rochester and formerly of Kewanna, passed away at 12:50 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, at Life Care Center in Rochester.
Monday, February 29, 2016
Etheree Jones
Etheree L. Jones, 85, Rochester and formerly of Kewanna, died at 12:50 a.m., Friday at Life Care Center, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna.


Saturday, February 27, 2016
Jo Ann Nichols
Jo Ann Nichols, 60, died Wednesday in Fort Wayne.

Surviving are her brother, John Nichols, and sister, Beverly Nichols, both of Rochester. Arrangements are by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home of Fort Wayne.

Friday, February 26, 2016
John Howkinson
Highlights from the Dash.

Born: March 27,1936 to Mayme (Bryan) Howkinson, d. 1938, and Richard Howkinson, d. 1993. Stepmother Mary (Finney) Howkinson, d. 2009. Brother Jim Howkinson, d. 2005. Sister Jill Howkinson, d. 1943. Sister Jan (Howkinson) Arnott and Jon, both surviving.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
James McIntosh
James McIntosh, 82, Tippecanoe, died at 3:47 a.m. Sunday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

Survivors include his wife Arminta, Tippecanoe, and son James, Warsaw.

Graveside service is at noon Saturday at the Tippecanoe Cemetery, Tippecanoe. King Memorial Home, Mentone, is handling arrangements.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
John W. Howkinson
John W. Howkinson, 78, Rochester, died at 3:54 p.m. Sunday at Parkview Regional Medical Center of Fort Wayne.

He is survived by his wife Barbara; a daughter, Mary Beth Fox; a son, Mark Howkinson; and a sister, Jan Arnot.

Funeral service is 10 a.m. Friday at Grace United Methodist Church. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service in the church.


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Tuesday, February 23, 2016
David Earl Snyder
David Earl Snyder, 86, Peru, died at 7:15 p.m. Friday at Blair Ridge Health Campus, Peru.

He is survived by his three daughters, Cindy Murphy, Valorie Cole, and Lisa Wooten, all of Peru; three sisters, Anita Burrous, Indianapolis, Virginia Langston, Debary, Fla. and Vivian Clark, Loveland, Colo.

Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mexico Baptist Church. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the church. McClain Funeral Home, Denver, is handling arrangements.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Emory D. Watrous
Emory D. Watrous, 73, Argos, died at 5:22 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley, Argos; daughter Vicki Mudra, Crystal Lake, Ill., sisters Carol Shrader, Rochester, and Ka Harris, Andrews.

Visitation is 12:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Funeral service follows.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
William "Bill" H. Garman
William "Bill" H. Garman, 63, Rochester, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, at his residence. He was born on July 24, 1952, in Hillsboro, Ohio, the son of Everett and Lillian (Davis) Garman. On April 3, 1976, in Tucson, Ariz., he married Susan J. Clavers and she survives.
Monday, February 22, 2016
Shirley A. Felda
Shirley A. Felda, 70, Kewanna, passed away at 9:56 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.
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Monday, February 22, 2016
Larry L. Klein
Larry L. Klein, 80, Akron, died at 11:05 a.m., Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, at Kosciusko Community Hospital of Warsaw after being in failing health for several months.
Monday, February 22, 2016
Kathleen M. Vires
Kathleen M. Vires, 79, Indiana 14 West, Rochester, died at 10:25 p.m. Thursday at home.
Monday, February 22, 2016
Emory D. Watrous
Emory D. Watrous, 73, East 17th Road, Argos, died at 5:22 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending with Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.
Monday, February 22, 2016
John Howkinson
John Howkinson. 79, Rochester, died Sunday at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home. Rochester.
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Monday, February 22, 2016
James McIntosh
James McIntosh. 82, Tippecanoe, died 3:47 a.m. Sunday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.
Monday, February 22, 2016
William H. Garman
William "Bill" H. Garman 63, Rochester, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.


Saturday, February 20, 2016
Larry L. Klein
Larry L. Klein, 80, Akron, died at 11:05 a.m. Friday at Kosciusko Community Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.


Saturday, February 20, 2016
Larry L. Klein
Larry L. Klein, 80, Akron, died at 11:05 a.m. Friday at Kosciusko Community Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.


Saturday, February 20, 2016
Donald C. Pittman
Donald C. Pittman, 65, Rochester, died at 9:35 p.m. on Feb. 2, 2016, at St. Elizabeth East, Lafayette. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


Saturday, February 20, 2016
Kathleen M. Vires
Kathleen M. Vires, 79, Rochester, died at 10:25 a.m. Thursday at home. Arrangements are pending at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


Saturday, February 20, 2016
Elizabeth Richardson
Elizabeth Richardson, 54, of Kewanna, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday morning, Feb. 16, 2016, at her residence.
Friday, February 19, 2016
Elizabeth Richardson
Elizabeth Richardson, 54, Kewanna, died Tuesday at her residence. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Friday at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel. Funeral service is 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


Thursday, February 18, 2016
Richard A. Lemler
Richard "Dick" A. Lemler, 80, of Tippecanoe, passed away at 9:20 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, at home in his peaceful sleep.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Myron A. Carlson
Myron A. Carlson, 92, Valparaiso, passed away,Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.

He was born Sept. 7, 1923, in Pontiac, Ill., the son of Werner and Anna (Kallem) Carlson.
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016


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