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Sunday, August 18, 2019
The Rochester Sentinel
  • Dwight S. Gunter
    Friday, August 16, 2019 12:00 AM

    Nov. 16, 1954 – Aug. 13, 2019

    Mr. Dwight S. Gunter, 64, of Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 10:22 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, at his home. This followed a valiant battle with cancer since 2012.

    On Nov. 16, 1954, Dwight Steven Gunter was born in Cass County to Virgil and Beverly Jeanne (Raye) Gunter. Growing up he shared his childhood with two brothers, David and Dana. In 1971 he graduated from Caston High School at the age of 17.

  • Thomas D. Shafer
    Friday, August 16, 2019 12:00 AM

    Sept. 22, 1944 – Aug. 13, 2019

    Thomas David Shafer, 74, Gilead, passed away at 12:53 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, at his residence.

    He was born on Sept. 22, 1944, in Miami County, to Chester and Evelyn (Neterer) Shafer. He was the fourth child and the second son. A towhead as a child, he grew in to a man with a bushy beard and a long ponytail.

  • Nancy E. Trump
    Friday, August 16, 2019 12:00 AM

    Dec. 25, 1942 – Aug. 14, 2019

    Nancy Ellen Trump, 76, rural Mentone, passed surrounded by her family at 10:42 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne after an extended illness.

    She was born on Dec. 25, 1942, in Warsaw, to James “Ted” Russell and Frances (Martin) Koch.

    She married on April 2, 1967, in the Bethlehem Baptist Church of Athens to Robert S. Trump. He survives.

  • Jack L. Smiley
    Friday, August 16, 2019 12:00 AM

    Dec. 3, 1933 – Aug. 14, 2019

    Mr. Jack L. Smiley, 85, Rochester, passed away at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at his home..

    On Dec. 3, 1933, Jackie Lee Smiley was born in Rochester to Russell and Leah Downs Smiley. Jack graduated with the Class of 1951 from Rochester High School.

  • Friday, August 16, 2019 12:00 AM
    James F. Dooley, 74, Disko, died Thursday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.
  • Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:00 AM
    Dwight S. Gunter, 64, Rochester, died Tuesday at his residence.

    Survivors include his wife, Ruth; a daughter, Kylise Muse; Indianapolis, two sons, Cameren Gunter, Rochester, Thomas Landis, Bloomington; two brothers, David Gunter, Twelve Mile, Dana Gunter, Bremen.
  • Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:00 AM
    Nancy Trump, 76, rural Tippecanoe, died at 10:42 am, Wednesday at Lutheran Hospital of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.
  • William A. Biddinger
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:00 AM

    Jan. 10, 1922-Aug. 11, 2019

    William Aaron Biddinger, 97, Valparaiso, and most recently of Portage, went to be with his beloved Savior Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019.

    He was born Jan. 10, 1922, in Rochester, to Err and Estelle (Walters) Biddinger. Bill was a graduate of Richland Center High School, Manchester College and obtained his master’s degree in elementary guidance counseling from Ball State University. Bill was a veteran of WWII and served in the U.S Army Air Corps in Burma, where his battalion built the Burma Road.

  • Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:00 AM
    Thomas D. Shafer, 74, rural Akron, died Tuesday, at his residence. Arrangements are currently pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.
  • Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:00 AM
    Dana Simpson, 48, Monticello, died at 4:16 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Hospital of Lafayette.

    Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
  • Ronald E. Miller
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:00 AM
    Mr. Ronald E. Miller, 74, of Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 4:06 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne. His passing was a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

    On July 18, 1945, Ronald Eugene Miller was born in Rochester. He was a treasured son of Charles R. and Marjorie McCalla Miller. Growing up he shared his childhood with a sister, Marsha, and two brothers, Don and Dennis. Ron graduated from Rochester High School in 1964.
  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:00 AM
    Dwight Gunter, 64, of Rochester, died at 10:22 a.m. Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home of Rochester.
  • Dianne J. Smith
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:00 AM

    July 30, 1942 – Aug. 11, 2019

    Dianne J. Smith, 77, Plymouth, passed away at 8:37 p.m. Sunday Aug. 11, 2019, at Hickory Creek of Rochester.

    She was born on July 30, 1942, in Kewanna, the daughter of Clurel Travis and Jeanette (Mutchler) Hunter. On March 3, 1989, in Plymouth, she married James “Jim” Smith and he survives.

  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:00 AM
    Patricia Ann Yocum, 84, Mentone, died Saturday at her son’s residence.
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:00 AM
    Ronald E. Miller, 74, Rochester, died at 4:06 p.m. Saturday at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne.
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