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Alvin K. Stout, 65, of Winamac

Alvin K. Stout, 65, of Winamac, IN went home to be with the Lord at 5:00 AM Monday, December 6, 2021. 

 

He passed away peacefully at the Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac following a brave battle with cancer. 

 

Alvin was born on July 27, 1956 in Knox, IN to Kedrick and Gertrude [Bleicher] Stout.  He graduated from West Central High School in 1975.  Alvin was a lifelong farmer and spent 27 years working for the State Highway.

 

Alvin was a member of the First Baptist Church in Francesville and the American Motorcycle Association.  He was also a licensed pilot.   He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, farming, and flying.  Alvin especially enjoyed his daily breakfast group with his friends (usually at Kosta’s and Oak Grove) and his monthly dinner group with his highway department friends (at various places).  He cherished his many friends at One Eyed Jacks as well.   He will be dearly missed by his friends and family.

 

He is survived by:

Gertrude [Bleicher] Stout-Rife, Winamac, IN Mother

Kurt (Michaela) Stout, Pulaski, IN Brother

Larry Stout, Winamac, IN Brother

Don (Lori) Stout, Nephew

Megan (Chitrak) Banerjee, Niece

Kyla (Isaac Creech) Stout, Niece

Claire Stout, Niece

Tabitha Stout, Niece

Kathryn Banerjee, Great Niece

Edward (Elaine) Bleicher, Uncle

Many Cousins

Tammy Garbison, Winamac, IN Fiancée  

 

Preceded in death by:

Kedrick Stout, Father

 

Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM EST Monday, December 13, 2021 at the First Baptist Church in Francesville with Pastor Dennis Gutwein officiating. 

 

Burial will be take place at White Post Cemetery in Medaryville, IN. 

 

Visitation will be from 2-6 PM EST Sunday, December 12, 2021 at the First Baptist Church in Francesville and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church in Francesville.

 

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com

 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN. 

 

 

Nicholas Eugene "Nick" Rowe, 32, of Winamac, formerly Medaryville

Nicholas Eugene “Nick” Rowe, 32, of Winamac, IN (formerly Medaryville, IN) departed this life unexpectedly on Thursday, December 2, 2021. 

 

He was born on September 24, 1989 in Rensselaer, IN to Rickie and Frances [Allen] Rowe.  Nick was a loving son, brother, uncle, nephew, grandson, cousin, and friend.  He was formerly employed at Tyson Foods and enjoyed working there. 

 

Nick also enjoyed music and dancing.   He loved spending time with family and friends, especially his best friend, Erica.  Nick will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. 

 

He is survived by:

Rickie and Frances [Allen] Rowe, Parents

Brandon (Gabrielle) Rowe, Brother

Felicia Rowe, Sister

Sara Frinkel-Miller, Bonus Sister

Allie Rowe, Niece

Connor Rowe, Nephew

Braylinn Rowe, Niece

Colton Rowe, Nephew

James and Unnie Rowe, Paternal Grandparents

Wanda (Kenny) Neeley, Paternal Aunt

Teresa (Todd) Albrecht, Paternal Aunt

Ronnie (Jami) Rowe, Paternal Uncle

Sadie Wireman, Maternal Aunt

Sylvania (Brian) Chadwick, Maternal Aunt

Countless Great Aunts & Uncles, Cousinsand Friends

 

Preceded in death by:

Nichole “Nikki” Grigsby, Bonus Sister

Tony “TJ” Grigsby, Jr., Bonus Brother

Dillon West, Brother-in-law

Ethel (Newton) Campbell, Maternal Grandmother

James Allen, Maternal Grandfather

Homer and Mary Wireman, Maternal Great Grandparents

Feldon and Flora Rowe, Paternal Great Grandparents

Pearlie Wireman, Paternal Great Grandmother

Susie (Alvin) Bailey, Maternal Aunt

Ronnie Allen, Maternal Uncle

Countless Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins

 

Visitation will be from 4-6 PM EST Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Goodway Baptist Church in Medaryville, IN. 

Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM EST Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at Goodway Baptist Church in Medaryville, IN. 

Burial will take place at Goodway Cemetery in Medaryville, IN. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with funeral expenses. 

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville.

Olivia Jeanne [Gordon] Stewart, 74, of Grand Rapids, MI

Olivia Jeanne [Gordon] Stewart, 74, of Grand Rapids, MI went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 28, 2021.  She died at St. John Ascension Hospital in Detroit, MI from complications related toCOVID-19. 

 

She was born on February 7, 1947 in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.  She was the eldest daughter of the late James William and Jeanne Helene [Teller] Gordon and was referred to as “number one daughter”. 

 

Olivia was an “Army brat” and as such, she lived in Germany, Washington, D.C., Oklahoma, and Texas. She attended MacArthur High School in San Antonio, TX.  Later in life, Olivia proudly earned an Associate’s Degree from Davenport College.

 

On June 12, 1970, Olivia married the lateWendall Ray “Wendy” Stewart in Comstock Park, MI.  Theylived inWayland, MI for many years before moving to Grand Rapids.  She cherished their son, Patrick, who passed away on September 14, 2010 from complications related to Huntington’s disease.

 

Olivia had a long and successful career at Marshall Field’s/Macy’s in Grand Rapids. 

 

She enjoyed genealogy, crocheting, knitting, and being a pet mom.  She was a kind and generous person who loved helping and giving to others.  Olivia was known to send cards and blankets to her family and friends to commemorate numerous occasions.   Her nieces and nephews will treasure the blankets she made for them over the years. 

 

Olivia was a beloved wife, mother, & grandmother and will be remembered as the best big sister &aunt.  Olivia will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. 

“There are no goodbyes for us.  Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” -Gandhi

 

She is survived by:

Jeff Hawkes, Son

Shannon Casey, Granddaughter

Jeanette Casey, Former Daughter-in-law

Michele (Sam) Faccone, Sister

Dolores Gordon, Sister

Jaqueline (Daniel) Frain, Sister

James (Mary) Gordon, Brother

Mark (Debra) Gordon, Brother

Ruth Puthael, Sister-in-law

Chuck Thoman, Nephew

Eric (fiancée: Heather) Thoman, Nephew

Dana (Matt) Kantowski, Niece

Stefanie Frain, Niece

Jon Frain, Nephew

Lindsay (Mike) Trotta, Niece

Lenna (Kyle) Ostenson, Niece

Kurt Langdon, Nephew

Bethany (Justin) Leroux, Niece

Chantal (Kyle) Rensberger, Niece

Vanessa Gordon, Niece

Mike Livermore, Nephew

Linda Fauble, Niece

William (Brenda) Neubeck, Nephew

Douglas Neubeck, Nephew

Many Great Nieces and Nephews

Lani and Scott Sovereen, Dearest Friends

Linda and Dale Scott, Dearest Friends

 

Preceded in death by:

James William and Jeanne Helene [Teller] Gordon, Parents

William David and Minnie Mae [Haycraft] Stewart, In-laws

Wendall Ray “Wendy” Stewart, Husband

Patrick Gordon Casey, Son

Jennie Jean Neubeck, Sister-in-law

Jay Daniel Frain, Infant Nephew

 

Private Family Burial will take place at Winamac Cemetery in Winamac, IN at a later date.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Memorial Swinging Bridge Project.  For more information, please visit www.memorialswingingbridge.com

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.

Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

 

Rebecca S. "Becky" Dixon, 51, of Star City

Rebecca S. “Becky” Dixon, 51, of Star City, IN passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at IU Health Hospital in Lafayette, IN. 

 

She was born on March 5, 1970 in Winamac to the late Robert W. and Mary Lou [Podell] Swartzell.  Becky graduated from Winamac High School in 1988.  After high school, she graduated from Knox Beauty School in Knox, IN.  After earning her cosmetology license, she operated her own hair salon in Winamac for many years.  Later in life, she earned an insurance license and was currently employed at Knebel Insurance in Royal Center, IN.   She was also a co-owner of Mill Creek Boer Goats. 

 

Becky was always on top of her work-game and loved serving others. 

 

On November 12, 2005, she married the love of her life, Bobby Dixon, in Winamac.  Becky and Bobby loved their children very much and their grandchildren even more.  She enjoyed relaxing in her pool on hot summer days and watching Hallmark Christmas movies on cold winter nights.  She also enjoyed traveling to various goat shows throughout the country.  Her favorite time of year was kidding season for the goats. 

 

Becky was a loving wife, an awesome mom, and amazing Nana.  She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. 

 

She is survived by:

Bobby Dixon, Star City, IN Husband

Mallory (Alvin) Fry, Star City, IN Daughter

Macy Bischoff, Star City, IN Daughter

Travis Dixon, Star City, IN Son

Diane Fry, Granddaughter

Alvin “Tate” Fry V, Grandson

Haylie Fry, Granddaughter

Jennifer (Bruce) Adamski, Winamac, IN Sister

Tom (Cindy) Kasten, Winamac, IN Brother

Terri (Tim) Gilman, Logansport, IN Sister

Kathy (Fabian Calisto) Brown, Lafayette, IN Sister

Tim (Sherri) Kasten, Rochester, IN Brother

Robin (Tracy) Shull, Rochester, IN Sister

Many Nieces and Nephews

Numerous Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins

 

Preceded in death by:

Robert W. and Mary Lou [Podell] Swartzell, Parents

Kenneth R. Kasten, Brother

 

Visitation will be from 3-8 PM EST Friday, December 10, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. 

Funeral Services will be held 10:30 AM EST Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. 

Burial will take place at Winamac Cemetery (McKinley Addition) in Winamac.  

Memorial Contributions may be made to Pulaski County 4-H. 

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac. 

 

Keith A. Cronenwett, 62, of Macy

Keith A. Cronenwett, 62, of Macy was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away ay 10:39 PM on   Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at his residence.

 

On July 17, 1959, Keith Allen was born in Knox to Robert D. and Betty Jean Woodward Cronenwett.

 

With a strong work ethic, Keith worked as a diesel mechanic for Suburban Oil in Romulus, MI for a number of years.

 

Left to cherish  Keith's memory are his companion, Becky Knight; a daughter, Jill Cronenwett of New Boston, MI; two sons: Dale Cronenwett of Livonia, MI,  Jeremy Cronenwett of Redford, MI; four grandchildren: Noah, Harper, Bristol, Ryan; six brothers: Steve Cronenwett and wife Stephanie of Flat Rock, MI, Tom Cronenwett of Erie, MI, Rex Cronenwett of Delta, OH, Randy Cronenwett of Belleville, MI, Jerry Cronenwett and wife Erika of Fort Wayne, Fred Cronenwett and wife Rachael of Brookston; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

Preceding Keith in death are his parents, and a brother Bobby Cronenwett.

 

A graveside service will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 11, 2021 in the Royal Center Cemetery.

Charlann Cover, 72, of Rochester

Charlann Cover, 72, of Rochester, passed away at 10:34 AM on Monday, November 1, 2021 at St. Vincent Heart Center of Carmel.

 

Charlann was born on February 23, 1949 in Rochester to Harvey “Sonny” Cover and Georgia Greer Kern.

 

Charlann worked as an inspector for Federal Mogul for years and Lau Industries for 11 years. 

 

Left to cherish the memories of Charlann are a sister, Leeann Brown Dothan, AL; Pam Donle (Roger) Simpsonville, SC; brothers: Kip Kern (Cheryle) Yemassee, SC, Frank Kern (Debria) Marion, IN, and Carlton Cover of Nyona Lake, IN; and several nieces and nephews as well as cherished cousins.

 

Preceding, Charlann in death are her parents.  All donations should go to the Fulton County Animal Center, 1540 Wentzel St., Rochester, IN 46975.

 

A Memorial service will be at 3:00 PM on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester.

 

Friends may visit one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.  

Ervin James "Jim" Mullins, 76, of Medaryville

Ervin James “Jim” Mullins, 76, of Medaryville, passed away at 9:37 PM Thursday, December 2, 2021 at Aperion Care in DeMotte.   

 

He was born on September 7, 1945 in Rensselaer, IN to the late William and Gracie [Wireman] Mullins.  Jim graduated from Green Township School in Ironton, OH. 

 

On April 11, 1966, he married the love of his life, Joyce Frinkel, in New Castle, IN.  Jim served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.  He was a lifetime member and Past-Commander of the American Legion Post #96 in Medaryville. 

 

Jim was retired from Westville Correctional Facility where he had worked as a correctional officer.   He worked as a millwright in the steel mills for several years and later owned his own welding shop in Medaryville before going to work at Westville. 

 

Jim was a kind and a humble man.  He enjoyed fishing and hunting.  More than anything, he loved his family, especially his grandchildren.  Jim will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.


He is survived by:

Joyce [Frinkel] Mullins, Medaryville, IN Wife

Jenny (Grover) Umphryes, Medaryville, IN Daughter

Rendy (Patrick) Chalifoux, Medaryville, IN Daughter

Jimmy Mullins, Medaryville, IN Son

Thomas Benesh, Portage, IN Son-in-law

Jason Umphryes, Grandson

Curtis Chalifoux, Grandson

Brent Benesh, Grandson

Brett Benesh, Grandson

Thomas Chalifoux, Grandson

8 Great Grandchildren

Several Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

William and Gracie [Wireman] Mullins, Parents

Sandra Benesh, Daughter

Corey Chalifoux, Infant Grandson

Dalton Benesh, Grandson

Dillon Benesh, Grandson

10 Siblings

 

Visitation will be from 11 AM – 1 PM EST Monday, December 6, 2021 at Goodway Baptist Church in Medaryville.

 

Funeral Services will be held at 1 PM EST Monday, December 6, 2021 at Goodway Baptist Church in Medaryville.

 

Burial will take place at Goodway Cemetery in Medaryville.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family to assist with funeral expenses. 

 

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.

 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville.

Kenneth Ray Hubler 73, Rochester

Kenneth Ray Hubler 73, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 3:00 P.M. Saturday, November 27, 2021, at his residence.

 

He was born on April 2, 1948 in Dayton, Ohio. He was the son of Arthur and Wilma (Height) Hubler and was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

 

Kenneth had been a truck driver for many years and had also worked for Wal-Mart before retiring. He attended Grace United Methodist Church and had been a member of the V.F.W. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and oil painting.

 

Survivors include his children, Matthew S. Hubler, Rochester, Indiana, Jason C. Hubler, Goshen, Indiana, Samantha M. Hubler, Wolcottville, Indiana, Robert A. Hubler, Iowa City, Iowa, Allen J. Hubler, Wetumpka, Alabama, eleven grandchildren, and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tina M. (Hubler) Mead in 2000 and his parents.

 

Services will be announced at a later date with interment at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana.

Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

 

Patricia L. Kingery 83, of Fulton

Patricia L. Kingery 83, Fulton, Indiana, passed away at 9:35 A.M. Monday November 29, 2021, at her residence.

 

She was born on October 20, 1938 in Rochester, Indiana, the daughter of Arthur and Helen Louise (Tobey) Thompson. On November 4, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois, she married William J. Kingery. He preceded her in death on January 21, 2017.

 

Patricia had been a homemaker raising her five children. When her children’s schooling was complete, she worked for T.M. Morris Manufacturing until her retirement. She enjoyed bird watching, especially cardinals, her cats, crocheting and spending time with her family.

 

Survivors include her children, Bonnie Kingery, Logansport, Indiana, Kenny Kingery, Fulton, Indiana, Jeff Kingery, Rochester, Indiana, Julie (Lynn) Miller, Russiaville, Indiana, Alan (Lori) Kingery, Kewanna, Indiana, six grandchildren, three great grandchildren, sister, Lorraine (Larry) Norman, Akron, Indiana, several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Joan Hudkins, Donna Jean Bowyer, brother, Dave Thompson.

 

Private services and interment will be conducted at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton County Animal Adoption and Education Center.

 

Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

John Charles Reiss, 74, of Winamac

John Charles Reiss, 74, of Winamac, IN passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 29, 2021 at Franciscan Health Hospital in Lafayette, IN. 

 

He was born on July 21, 1947 in Chicago, IL to the late William Charles and Carmelita Mercedes [Ginter] Reiss.  John served in the US Navy as a PT Boat Operator and saw combat during the Vietnam War.

 

He was the Plant Manager at Raguard Printing in Chicago for over 20 years. 

 

On March 25, 1977, John married Mable Thacker.  In1994, John and Mable moved to Knox, IN.  The next year, they moved to Winamac, where he started John’s Painting.  He was fondly known to many as “John the Painter”. 

 

John enjoyed sitting on the front porch and leading the “neighborhood watch”.  He was outgoing and social; having never met a stranger.  John was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.  He was a proud member of the Republican Party and supporter of President Trump. 

 

John loved his family very much and will be deeply missed.

 

He is survived by:

Mable [Thacker] Reiss, Winamac, IN Wife

William (Andrea) Reiss, Lakevilla, IL Son

Randy Williamson, Denver, CO Son

Karla Reiss-Sitko, St. Charles, IL Daughter

Russell (Anna Armstrong) Carrico III, Winamac, IN Son

Cheryl (Eric) Browning, Richlands, NC Daughter

12 Grandchildren: Tommy, Jonathan, Austin, Claudia, Darien, Aidan, Connor, Brennan, Randy, Aaron, Rayann, and Amber

5 Great Grandchildren: Elena, Andrew, Jonathan, Trevor, and Colby

Kathy Kitzmiller, Sister

Beth (John) Paul, Sister

Christine Bailey, Sister

Many Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

William Charles and Carmelita Mercedes [Ginter] Reiss, Parents

Ed (Betty) Reiss, Brother

 

Visitation will be from 2-8 PM EST Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

 

Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM EST Friday, December 10, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating.

 

Burial will take place the Pulaski Presbyterian Community Cemetery in Pulaski, IN.  The American Legion and VFW will conduct Military Graveside Services. 

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family.

 

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.

 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

 

Vaughn Baugh, 77, of Rochester

Vaughn Baugh 77, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 10:57 P.M. Saturday, November 27, 2021, at his residence.

 

He was born on July 6, 1944 in Logansport, Indiana, the son of Harvey V. and Alma Edith (Cappis) Baugh. On January 20, 1990 in Rochester, Indiana, he married Linda Lou Squires. She preceded him in death on July 11, 2016.

 

Vaughn had worked as an Owner/Operator Truck Driver for many years before retiring. He had been a member of ABATE, American Legion Auxiliary and the American Fisherman Association.

 

He enjoyed fishing, socializing with all his friends and tinkering on various projects.

 

Survivors include his children, Henry (JoEllen) Baugh Sr., Rochester, Indiana, Terry Lee Baugh, Arkansas, Austin (Christina) Baugh, Terre Haute, Indiana, Danny (Niki) Amich, Rochester, Indiana, Trula (David) Colt, Goshen, Indiana, Jason (Victoria) Amich, Noblesville, Indiana, grandson/live in care giver, Henry Baugh Jr., Rochester, Indiana, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, brother, Sylvester Baugh, Arkansas, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Donald Wayne Baugh, Harvey Dean Baugh, John Baugh, Sarah J. Oden, Helen Martin, Dollie Clark, Henry Clark, Frank Clark and Billy Dorch.

 

Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday December 2, 2021 at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vaughn Baugh Memorial Fund.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Scott R. Young, 70, of Rochester

Scott R. Young, 70, of Rochester, passed away at 6:40 PM on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at Life Care Center of Rochester.

 

On November 2, 1951, Scott Reed Young was born in South Bend to Warren E. and Anna Reed Young. He graduated from Adams High School with the class of 1970. Growing up he shared his childhood with two brothers

Scott and Janet Kay Beck were married on September 20, 2002 in Las Vegas.      

 

They have shared 19 years of life’s adventures.  They enjoyed going to Vegas twice a year and never found a casino they didn’t like.

 

After 37 years, Scott retired from Krogers.  He was a true cut up, preparing your favorite cut of pork, that T-Bone or fresh ground beef.   Hunting deer and casting a line at his favorite watering holes was a great way to relax. As an avid sports fan, he followed the Bears and Indiana University.

 

His local memberships include The Veterans of Foreign Wars #1343, The Fraternal Order of Eagles #852, and the Le Roy Shelton American Legion #36. He was also a member of the National Rifle Association.

 

Left to cherish the memories of Scott are his wife Kay, daughter, Bethany Hatfield of Warsaw, three sons, Isreal Young and wife Laura of Comstock, MI, Andy Young and wife Erin of Denver, CO, Jason Young of Minneapolis, MN; three step children; Kim Webb and husband Brian, Eric Lewis, Tim Smith all of Rochester; 14 grandchildren, Wyatt, Breanna, Lynsie, Makenzie, Maddy, Ian, Cole, Reed, Leilah, Ahlianna, Bryanna, Dale (Liz), Shelby, Elise; brother Terry Young and wife Becky of Granger, several nieces and nephews and three canine companions, Buddy the Beagle, Stubby the brown special blend Lab and Newfoundland and Pee-Wee the sorrel Dachshund.

 

Preceding Scott in death are his parents, granddaughter Erica Leanne Bowen on June 12, 2001, great grandson Daxton McKaide Anthony Nicholas on November 2, 2018 and brother Richard Young on March 28, 1972.

 

A celebration of the life of Scott R. Young will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 3, 2021 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. Chaplain Dan DeCrow will officiate.

 

Friends may visit with the family from 5-7 PM on Thursday, December 2, 2021 and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.

 

Per Scott’s request, please wear T shirts or flannel and jeans.

 

Interment will be in the Mt Hope Cemetery of Peru.

 

Memorials may be made to Fulton County Animal Shelter, 1540 Wentzel St., Rochester, IN 46975

 

Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to his family at www.goodfamilyfh.com.

Bill "Barber Bill" Knauff, 81, of Rochester

Bill “Barber Bill” Knauff, 81, of Rochester passed away at 1:00 PM on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at Woodlawn Hospital.


 

On October 3, 1940, Billy Ray was born in Peru, to Lowell and Naomi Teel Knauff. In 1958, he graduated from Deedsville High School. Growing up he shared his childhood with a sister and a brother.


 

Bill and Sharon S. Curtis were married on November 2, 1963 in Rochester. They shared 41 years of life’s adventures. Sadly, she passed away on June 22, 2204. From their union came a beautiful daughter Cassie.


 

On September 16, 2006, Bill and Martha “Marty” Dirks Marion were married at the Geneva Center.


 

For 51 years Barber Bill cut, trimmed, shaved and listened to the stories of many locals of Fulton County.  His love of 50’s and 60’s and country music, often included dancing the night away.  Spending time with the grandchildren, riding bikes was always enjoyed by all.  Bill liked to cast a line at the local lakes and rivers. To relax, Bill watched westerns, Gunsmoke was his favorite.


 

Left to cherish Bill's memory are his wife, Marty, daughter, Cassandra “Cassie” Miller and husband Matthew of Rochester; four grandchildren Caleb, Mackenzie, Makayla and Chloe and fiancé Issac Plumm; 4 step-children, Kathleen Risk, Margie Worrell, Wes Marion and wife Cindy, Mary Wireman and husband Ricky; step grandchildren,  Stephen Risk, Andrew Risk, Jacob Worrell, Emily Worrell, Sam Marion,  Erick Wireman, Cody Wireman; two sisters, Linda Hoover and husband Tom of Denver, Colleen Wilson of Perrysburg and several nieces and nephews. A great grandchild is due to arrive in June of 2022.


 

Preceding Bill in death are his parents, first wife Sharon, two granddaughters Madison Marie Knauff on August 18, 1998 and Corinna Miller on May 21, 2003, step- daughter Janet Marion and three brothers-in-law, Dennis Wilson, Ralph Curtis, Bob Curtis.


 

A celebration of the life of Billy Ray Knauff will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday, December 2, 2021 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. Mr. Hector Fernandez will officiate. Friends may visit with the family from 5-7 PM on Wednesday December 1, 2021 and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 1359 Broadway Ste. 1509, New York, New York, 10018.  Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to his family at www.goodfamilyfh.com.

 

Marjorie May Bounsall 84, Rochester

Marjorie May Bounsall 84, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 10:16 P.M. Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at her son’s residence in Sylvan Lake, Michigan.

She was born on May 15, 1937 in Mishawaka, Indiana, the daughter of Harry and Dorothy (Wilson) Miller. On June 6, 1959 in Mishawaka, Indiana, she married Richard Allen Bounsall. He preceded her in death on November 1, 2018.

Marge graduated from Indiana University School of Nursing in 1958. She had worked at various Hospitals and Doctor’s office in Indianapolis, Wabash, Indiana, Columbus, Indiana, Ligonier, Indiana and Mattoon, Illinois before moving to Rochester, Indiana in 1987. Upon arrival in Rochester, she started working at Argos Medical Clinic in Argos, Indiana. She and her husband operated Bounsall’s Shoe Store in Rochester until her retirement in 1999.

Marge had been a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the Fulton County Choral Melody Makers, Delta Theta Tau Sorority and the Rochester Lions Club. Along with her husband, she enjoyed traveling, being season tickets holders to Notre Dame Girls Basketball games, attending theater productions, and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and activities.

Survivors include her sons, Phillip and wife Judi Bounsall, Carmel, Indiana, Jeffrey Bounsall and partner Larry Jack, Sylvan Lake, Michigan, grandchildren, Lauren Bounsall, Cincinnati, Ohio and Michael Bounsall, Carmel, Indiana, sister-in-law, Lueva Francis, Carmel, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Friends may visit from Noon to 2:00 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

C. Meril Overmyer, 86, of Argos

C. Meril Overmyer, 86, of Argos passed away at 2:04 a.m. on November 23, 2021 at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

 

On June 16, 1935 in Rural Marshall County, Indiana he was born to Clifford M. Overmyer and Cornelia L. (Crow) Overmyer. He lived all of his life in Marshall County.

 

On October 15, 1954 at the Santa Anna Church, Argos, Indiana he married Dorothy E. Swoverland and together they share the next 67 years.

 

Meril worked as a truck driver for 30 years, and at Del-Monte for 20 years in the maintenance department. He also farmed his farm for 55 years.

 

He was a member of Santa Anna Church, Argos, Indiana; and a graduate of Culver High School with the class of 1953. Meril did wood working and could build and fix anything.

 

Meril is survived by his wife – Dorothy Overmyer of Argos, Indiana

 

Daughter – Deb Burkett and husband Jim of Argos, Indiana.

 

Son – Tim Overmyer and wife Lori of Argos, Indiana.

 

5 Grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren

 

Sister – Mary Huber and husband Randy of Syracuse, Indiana.

 

He is preceded in death by his: Parents; Grandson – Andrew Overmyer; Great Grandson – Elias Beldon; Sisters – Lenora Voreis and Violet Overmyer.

 

Friends may visit with the family on Monday November 29, 2021 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos, Indiana.

 

Funeral Services will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Robert E. Rice Jr. Burial will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, Indiana.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to: Santa Anna Church, 20269 Nutmeg Rd., Argos, Indiana 46501

 

Arrangements have been entrusted with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, Indiana

Kim Michael Baker, 64, lifelong resident of Winamac

Kim Michael Baker, 64, lifelong resident of Winamac, passed away at 8:12 AM Thursday, November 25, 2021 at home while holding his sister’s hand. 

 

He had battled multiple forms of cancer since 2009. 

 

Kim was born on August 29, 1957 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Lafayette, IN to the late Ralph W. and Dorothy A. [Weaver] Baker.  He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac where he attended grade school as well.  Kim graduated from Winamac High School in 1975.  Later in life, he earned an Associates of Arts Degree from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. 

 

On December 23, 1995, he married the love of his life, Judy Kay Lovely, at the Smokey Mountain Wedding Chapel in Sevier County, TN.  He was devastated when she passed away on April 13, 2001. 

 

Kim was a hard worker; a trait he inherited from his father.  Over the years, he worked at Switches, Winamac Steel, Dietrich’s, Braun’s, and Subway.  No matter where he worked, he always made good friends. 

 

He was an avid fisherman and was fondly known to many as “Fish”. He enjoyed antiquing, flea markets, flower& vegetable gardening, playing pool, and cooking.  Kim was also an incredibly talented woodworker and enjoyed making unique items for others as gifts. 

 

Kim loved to spend time with his family, especially fishing with his grandson and sister.  He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

 

He is survived by:

Michael Mollencup, Bruce Lake, IN Son

Tonya Williams, Hazard, KY Step-Daughter

Sonya Terry, Beech Grove, IN Step-Daughter

Gavin Mollencup, Grandson

Rylenn Hathaway, Granddaughter

Patrick (fiancée: Julie) Tuley, Grandson

Zack Tuley, Grandson

Katelynn Tunis, Granddaughter

Kyia Snider, Granddaughter

Amyia Terry, Granddaughter

5 Great Grandchildren

Deborah (Jody) Stillwell, Sister

Brenda S. Baker, Sister-in-law

Alvin Stamper, Brother-in-law

Many Nieces and Nephews

Mary Baker, Aunt

Mary Pratt, Aunt

Catherine (Ed) Pratt, Aunt

Numerous Cousins

Judith Tunis, Mother-in-law

 

Preceded in death by:

Ralph W. and Dorothy A. [Weaver] Baker, Parents

Judy Kay [Lovely] Baker, Wife

Paige Swartz, Granddaughter

Casin Tuley, Great Grandson

Randy E. Baker, Brother

Monica Stamper, Sister

Brenda Baker, Infant Sister

 

Visitation will be from 3-7 PM EST Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac.

A Scriptural Wake Service will be held at 7 PM EST Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating followed by a Rosary Service. 

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 AM EST Thursday, December 2, 2021 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac, with Rev. Andrew DeKeyser officiating.

Burial will take place at Winamac Cemetery (Town Addition) in Winamac.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.

Donald Dwight Cotner, 94, of Winamac

Donald Dwight Cotner, 94, of Winamac, passed away at 7:05 PM Friday, November 26, 2021 at St. Joseph Hospital in Plymouth, IN. 

 

Don was born on April 5, 1927 at Pulaski, IN to the late Henry Chester and Ruth Ida Hare Cotner.  He was a Winamac High School graduate.

 

Don was a farmer and former Water Superintendent for the Town of Winamac. He was a member of the Pulaski County Pilots Association, Masonic Lodge 262 in Winamac and the American Legion Post 71 in Winamac.

 

On January 27, 1952, he married Eula Irene Degner at the Methodist Church in Winamac. Eula died October 4, 2015.

 

Don served in the US Navy during WWII.

 

Don enjoyed fishing trips to Wisconsin, farming and spending time with his family. He and Eula enjoyed motorcycle trips in their younger years.  He always had a smile on his face and a story to tell. He would give anyone in need the shirt off of his back.

 

He is survived by:

Steven (Mary) Cotner, Winamac, IN Son

Amy (Ato) Prado, Oxnard, CA  Daughter

Joshua (Alicia) Cotner  Grandson

Craig (Danielle)  Cotner  Grandson

Samantha  Cotner   Granddaughter

Jack Prado   Grandson

Mya Prado   Granddaughter

Austyn Cotner   Great Grandson

Caroline Cotner   Great Granddaughter

Rita Roberts, Crown Point, IN  Step-Sister

 

Preceded in death by

Henry Chester and Ruth Ida Hare Cotner  Parents

Eula Irene Degner Wife

Benjamin Thomas Cotner Grandson

Margaret Nitzschke    Sister

Robert Cotner   Brother

 

Cremation will take place.

Burial will be at Winamac Cemetery (Town Addition) in Winamac.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Winamac Volunteer Fire Department.

Online Tributes may be offered online at www.frainmortuary.com.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac.

DeAnna K. Pletka, 74, of Winamac

DeAnna K. Pletka, 74, of Winamac, passed away unexpectedly at 7:16 AM Saturday, November 27, 2021 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. 

 

She was born on February 7, 1947 in Winamac to the late Henry W. and Annabelle [Bitterling] Sparks.  DeAnna was a 1965 graduate of Winamac High School. 

 

On August 30, 1970, she married Dennis F. Pletka in Logansport, IN.  DeAnna was a devoted wife and provided special care for Dennis in his later years.  He passed away on July 29, 2017. 

 

DeAnna was retired, having served the community for 30 years as a Deputy Clerk at the Winamac Town Hall.  She made many dear friends during her time working there.

 

DeAnna had several passions in life including raising cats (since childhood), baking, and visiting the Pulaski County Public Library.  She enjoyed watching TV, reading books, and takingshopping trips with her friends. 

 

DeAnna was a loving mother and grandmother.  Her grandchildren always brought a smile to her face.  DeAnna will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. 

 

She is survived by:

Scott E. Pletka, Logansport, IN Son

Bryan C. (Shanan) Pletka, Logansport, IN Son

Brennan Pletka, Grandson

Sadie Pletka, Granddaughter

David H. Sparks, Winamac, IN Brother

Douglas A. (Catherine) Sparks, Winamac, IN Brother

Mary (Donald) Bowman, San Pierre, IN Sister-in-law

Several Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

Henry W. and Annabelle [Bitterling] Sparks, Parents

Dennis F. Pletka, Husband

Daniel Sparks, Brother

Carol J. Sparks, Sister-in-law

 

Graveside Services will be held at 2 PM EST Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at Winamac Cemetery (Town Addition) in Winamac, IN with Rev. David Broad officiating.

 

Burial will take place at Winamac Cemetery (Town Addition) in Winamac.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Winamac Volunteer Fire Department or Pulaski County EMS.

 

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.

 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac.

 

Joseph G. DesJardins, Sr., 85, of Winamac, formerly of Knox

Joseph G. DesJardins, Sr., 85, of Winamac, IN (formerly of Knox, IN) passed away at 5:45 AM Thursday, November 25, 2021 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac. 

 

He was born on August 4, 1936 in Harvey, IL to the late Gilbert J. and Ann DesJardins.  Joseph served in the US Army.

 

He is survived by:

Billy DesJardins, Son

Debbie DesJardins, Daughter

Joseph G . DesJardins, Jr., Son

7 Grandchildren

 

No Services will be held.

Burial will take place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.

Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

 

Mrs. Sharon K. Ringle, 81, of Rochester

Mrs. Sharon K. Ringle, 81, of Rochester, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away Friday evening, November 26, 2021. 

 

Born in Argos, on June 9, 1940, Sharon Kay McGowen was a treasured daughter of Harold and Margaret Stults McGowen.   In 1958, she graduated with her class from Argos High School.


On November 14, 1958, Sharon K. McGowen married her high school sweetheart and love of her life, Mr. Gary O. Ringle, at the Richland Center Church parsonage.  They shared 63 years of life's adventures.  From their union came a handsome son, John.

 

Left to cherish Sharon's memory are her husband Gary at home, a son John Ringle and wife Tisha of Rochester, five grandchildren: Jared Ringle, Katie Tyler, Morgan Tyler, twins Emily Tyler and Kelsey Tyler, a sister Beverly Howton of South Bend, special family members Jerry and Helen Weese, many nieces and nephews also survive.


Preceding Sharon in death are her parents, and brothers Ronnie McGowen and Danny McGowen.


A celebration of the life of Mrs. Sharon K. Ringle will be held at noon on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th Street, Rochester, Indiana. 

 

Friends may visit with her family from 10:00 until the time of the service.  Pastor Martin Furrow will officiate. 

 

Burial will follow in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery. 

 

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association  322 Eighth Ave.  7th Floor,  NY,  NY  10001.  Online expressions of sympathy may be made to her family at www.goodfamilyfh.com  

Stephen D. Shaffer 73, of Rochester

Mr. Stephen D. Shaffer 73, of Rochester passed away at Woodlawn Hospital on Saturday, November 20, 2021.

 

On November 1, 1948 Stephen Douglas Shaffer was born in Rochester.  He was the treasured son of Victor Keith and Wilma Eileen Wisely  Shaffer.  Growing up he shared his childhood with two sisters Chris and Juleen.  During his high school years Steve participated in the Manitous and 4-H cattle showmanship.  He graduated from RHS in 1966.  When patriotism beckoned, Steve answered the call serving with the United States Air Force. He was honorably discharged in May of 1972and achieved the rank of Sergeant.

 

In Elkhart on May 15, 1987, Steve married the love of his life Miss Joann Marie Contat.  They enjoyed 35   years of life's adventures while blending a beautiful family of eight.  The family tree has continued to grow with the added blessings of two more generations.

 

With a strong work ethic, Steve worked as a heavy equipment operator in the road construction business spanning just over three decades when he retired in 2003.  He worked for McMahon - O'Connor Construction Company, Walsh & Kelly then retired from Reith & Riley.  Steve was a member of the Union Local # 150 Operating Engineers and just recently received his 45-year ring.  He was once featured in an article for his efficiency and accuracy with operating the heavy equipment machines.  He was a devoted member of the Riverview Community Church.

 

Steve loved his farm, the family homestead and was always making improvements.   He collected lighthouses, enjoyed vegetable gardening and once grew lavender.  Steve owned a unique set of tools and used them to the max to help others in the neighborhood. 

 

To relax Steve and Joann enjoyed camping with Cecil and Bev at Pike Lake Camp Ground near Warsaw.   Many new friendships were made at the campsite. Steve always made time to help Joe and John at the Lion's Club soft serve trailer at the Blueberry Festival.  Boiler Up! Steve was an avid Purdue fan!   Grandpa Steve always made time for his family and the grandchildren.  There was nothing better than getting together for special events and family celebrations.   

 

Left to cherish Steve's memory are his wife Joann,  five children: Misty Hoff (Shawn) of Kewanna, Kelly Jenkins (Michelle), Michael Shaffer all of South Bend, Martin Prater (Sabrina) of Rochester and Matthew Shaffer (Vanessa) of Crown Point; 15 grandchildren: Joel, Rachel, Patsy, Tyler, Keanan, Jared, Josh, Katie, Kelsey, Kylee, Jaime, Austin, Cheyenne, Holley, Deanna; 13 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters Juleen Newcomer (Ron) of Rochester, Christine Morgan (Dave) of Burley, Idaho, and his new Sheltie puppy Finley.  Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. 

 

Preceding Steve in death are his parents Vic and Wilma Shaffer, a son Anthony Shaffer on January 1, 2020 and an infant brother Michael D. Shaffer.  Also Garfield his orange tabby feline companion and Shep his treasured Sheltie.

 

A celebration of the life of Stephen D. "Steve" Shaffer will be at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, November 30, 2021 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th Street, Rochester. Pastor Steve Wilhelm will officiate.   His family will receive friends from 4:00 - 7:00 PM on Monday, November 29 at the funeral home and an hour prior to his service on Tuesday.   The United States Air Force and the Fulton County Veteran's Honor Guard will accord military honors.  Burial will follow in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.  Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Fulton County Animal Education and Adoption Center, 1540 Lucas Street, Rochester, Indiana 46975.  Online expressions of sympathy may be made to his family at www.goodfamilyfh.com

Virginia Lou "Ginny" [Raderstorf] Konrady, 90, of Hammond, LA

Virginia Lou “Ginny” [Raderstorf] Konrady, 90, of Hammond, LA passed away on Friday, July 23, 2021 at the Richard Murphy Hospice House in Hammond. 

 

She was born on August 19, 1930 in Winamac, IN to the late George Albert and Anna[Yager] Raderstorf. 

 

Ginny graduated in 1948 from Pulaski High School in Pulaski, IN where she was a drum majorette.  She went to nursing school, was a hospital personnel director, and held a variety of secretarial and receptionist positions until she retired. 

 

She had the opportunity to travel throughout the country during her marriage.

 

She lived in Lake City, FL and Orlando, FL before making her home in Hammond in 2000.  She was a lifelong Catholic and current member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church.Ginny was a devoted wife and mother. 

 

Her most important efforts and greatest joys were in raising her two children, and later in enjoying every aspect of being a grandmother.  She also loved animals, always had up to two cats, and her kitties were known to be living the high life.Ginny was a ray of sunshine to everyone who knew her; bringing a positive “can do” attitude to any situation.  She lived her life with grace, dignity, and respect for others.

 

She is survived by:

Jayme K. (Brian) Ferger, Hartsville, SC Daughter

Robert P. Konrady, II, Hammond, LA Son

Rebecca Virginia“Becky” (Trevor) NycumFlorence, SC, Granddaughter
Gerald G. (Carol) Raderstorf, Brother

Several Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

George Albert and Anna [Yager] Raderstorf, Parents

Pauline Mary Raderstorf, Sister

GergiannRose Holtz, Sister

Lois Kilian, Sister


Visitation was held at LN Hughes Funeral Services in Ponchatoula, LA.

 

AFuneral Mass was held at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Hammond, LA.

 

Private Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery West in Pulaski, IN.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Richard Murphy Hospice House at richardmurphyhospice.com.  

 

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com

 

Local Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN. 

Wendall Ray "Wendy" Stewart, 83, of Grand Rapids, M

Wendall Ray “Wendy” Stewart, 83, of Grand Rapids, MI passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at St. John Ascension Hospital in Detroit, MI following a brave battle with COVID-19. 

 

He was born on August 22, 1938 in Pontiac, MI to the late William David and Minnie Mae [Haycraft] Stewart. 

 

Wendy left high school to enlist in the US Navy where he served for six years received an honorable discharge on December 4, 1961.  He married the love of his life, Olivia Jeanne Gordon, on June 12, 1970 in Comstock Park, MI.   

 

He cherished their son, Patrick, who passed away September 14, 2010 from complications related to Huntington ’s disease.

 

Wendy spent his life working as an auto body repairman.  He loved rock-and-roll music, his memories of being a drummer, and his “forever” friend, Zoey. 

 

He is survived by:

Olivia Jeanne [Gordon] Stewart, Wife

Shannon Casey, Granddaughter

Ruth Puthael, Sister

Michele (Sam) Faccone, Sister-in-law

Dolores Gordon, Sister-in-law

Jaqueline(Daniel) Frain, Sister-in-law

James (Mary) Gordon, Carmel, IN Brother-in-law

Mark (Debra) Gordon, Rochester, IN Brother-in-law

Mike Livermore, Nephew

William (Brenda) Neuveck, Nephew

Linda Fauble, Niece

Chuck Thoman, Nephew

Eric Thoman, Nephew

Dana (Matt) Kantowski, Niece

Stefanie Frain, Niece

Jon Frain, Nephew

Lindsay (Mike) Trotta, Niece

Lenna (Kyle) Ostenson, Niece

Kurt Langdon, Nephew

Bethany (Justin) Leroux, Niece

Chantal (Kyle) Rensberger, Niece

Vanessa Gordon, Niece

Many Great Nieces and Nephews

Lani and Scott Sovereen, Dearest Friends

 

Preceded in death by:

William David and Minnie Mae [Haycraft] Stewart, Parents

James William and Jeanne Helen [Teller] Gordon, In-laws

Patrick Gordon Casey, Son

Jennie Jean Neuvek, Sister

Jay Daniel Frain, Infant Nephew

 

Private Family Burial will take place at Winamac Cemetery in Winamac, IN at a later.  The American Legion and VFW will conduct Military Graveside Services.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Memorial Swinging Bridge Project.  For more information, please visit www.memorialswingingbridge.com

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.

Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

Annette Wise 55, Indianapolis, and formerly of Rochester

Annette Wise 55, Indianapolis, Indiana, and formerly of Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 4:31 P.M. Sunday, October 31, 2021 at Eskenazi Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana.

She was born on January 14, 1966 in Tipton, Indiana. She was the daughter of John Hartman and Sharon Sue (Vance) Kelley. On November 22, 2003 in Rochester, Indiana, she married Michael Wise. He preceded her in death on March 6, 2017.

Annette had been a homemaker. A fan of history, she belonged to the Fulton County Historical Society and was an active contributor to the website Find a Grave. Annette was an organ donor, her gift provides life to three other people.

Survivors include her sisters, Darlene (Jack) Criswell, Kokomo, Indiana, Lee Ann (Jason) Kirk, Peru, Indiana, several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

Private interment will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton County Historical Society. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Lanty E. Armstrong I, 70, of Rochester

Lanty E. Armstrong I, 70, of Rochester passed away at 11:44 PM on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at his residence.

On July 25,1951 Lanty Edwin was born in Logansport to John D. and Helen L. Severns Armstrong. He graduated from Rossville High School and later earned a BS from Purdue in Agriculture Mechanization in 1974.

Lanty and Shawnee Ann Overmyer were married on June 19, 1977 in Richland Center United Methodist Church. They have shared 44 years of life’s adventures. Their union produced a daughter, Lannette and a son Lanty II “Spud”. The family tree has continued to grow with two grandchildren.

Left to cherish the memories of Lanty are his wife Shawnee, daughter Lannette Kramer and husband Daniel of Robinson, IL; son Spud Armstrong and wife Molly of Rochester; two granddaughters, Lindy Irene Armstrong and Jolene Lyn Armstrong; sister, Debra Fulwider and husband Bob of Fort Myers, FL; brother Daniel Armstrong of Kokomo and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Lanty in death are his parents and his canine companion, Yippe , a Border Collie.

A celebration of the life of Lanty E. Armstrong will be at 10:00 AM on Tuesday,     November 23, 2021 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. Pastor Steve Hartman will officiate. Friends may visit with the family from 4-7 PM on Monday, November 23, 2021 and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.   

Interment will be in the Richland Center IOOF Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Fulton County 4H Fair Board, 1009 W. 3rd St., Rochester, IN 46975 or the Richland Center United Methodist Church, 6990 N. 150 W., Rochester, IN 46975

Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to his family at www.goodfamilyfh.com.

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