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Robert Lee VanDrunen, Sr., 81, of Monterey

Robert Lee VanDrunen, Sr., 81, of Monterey, IN passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at his home. 

He was born on February 21, 1940 in Harvey, IL.   

   

No Services will be held.

 

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

Eugene Edward "Gene/Buzz" Bogash, 80, of Bondurant, IA, formerly North Judson

Eugene Edward “Gene/Buzz” Bogash, 80, of Bondurant, IA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at his home in Bondurant. 

 

He was born on January 9, 1941 to the late Frank and Leona [Leslin] Bogash.  Gene was a 1960 graduate of North Judson High School in North Judson, IN, where he was a four-year star basketball player for the Blue Jays.  Following high school, he continued to be a dominating player at Wilmington College (North Carolina) and was later inducted into the National Jr. College Basketball Hall of Fame.  He completed his education earning two degrees from Drake University in Des Moines, IA, where he furthered his successful basketball career and was recognized as one of Drake's all-time great athletes.

 

Gene owned and operated the Lee Marie Ranch, where he raised thoroughbred horses.  He was very involved in Prairie Meadows Racetrack and The Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association as well as many other organizations.

 

Survivors include:

Bonnie Williams, Niece

Daniel, Great Nephew

Amanda, Great Niece

Many cousins and close friends

 

He was preceded in death by:

Frank and Leona [Leslin] Bogash, Parents

Marie Lillian Smith, Sister

Charles Smith, Nephew

 

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be from 4-7 PM Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at Fogarty Farms in Bondurant, IA.

 

Graveside Services will be held at 10 AM EDT Friday, June 18, 2021 at Winamac Cemetery (McKinley Addition) in Winamac, IN with Pastor Tom Woodley officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund (PDJF) PO Box 803 Elmhurst, IL 60126.

 

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

 

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

Ruby M. Reed 84, Peru

Ruby M. Reed 84, Peru, Indiana, and formerly of the Fulton area, passed away at 1:05 P.M. Monday June 14, 2021, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru, Indiana.

 

She was born on November 6, 1936 in Flora, Indiana, the daughter of Robert and Violet (Hunnicut) Simmons.

 

On July 26, 1979 in Nashville, Tennessee, she married Don Dale Reed. He preceded her in death on July 10, 2015.

 

Ruby had been a homemaker. She had been active over the years with the Fulton County 4-H, having worked the County Fair for many years, enjoyed sewing, crafts and cooking.

 

Survivors include her children, Deanna Gibson, Louisiana, Rita Lynn Brown, Indianapolis, Indiana, William Brown, Mexico, Indiana, Phyllis Jean Brown, Sheridan, Indiana, Gary Lee Brown, Kempner, Texas, Rhonda Coby, Peru, Indiana, thirteen grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, sister, Roberta Evans, Madison, Wisconsin.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Wayne Lee Brown, and brother, Robert Simmons Jr.

 

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Friday June 18, 2021 at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, Indiana.

 

Friends may visit one hour prior to the service.

 

Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery, Fulton, Indiana.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Georgia Ann Delp Day 92, Rochester

Georgia Ann Delp Day 92, Rochester, passed away at 4:25 P.M. Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Life Care Center of Rochester.

 

She was born on August 19, 1928 in Rochester, Indiana, the daughter of John A. and Pauline (Clay) Snyder. On May 9, 1947 in Rochester, Indiana, she married Robert Edward Delp. He preceded her in death on February 16, 1983. On September 28, 2002 at the Rochester City Golf Course, she married Richard E. “Dick” Day and he survives.

 

Georgia Ann along with her husband, Robert, had owned Delp Cleaners for many years. She later retired from the Rochester Telephone Company. She had been a member of First Baptist Church, Elks Lodge, Tri-Kappa Sorority, Moose Lodge, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

 

Georgia Ann was an accomplished bowler, having bowled for over fifty years and having won one state individual bowling title. She was an avid golfer, including hitting a hole in one at the Rochester Elk’s Golf Course. In her leisure time, she enjoyed walking, dancing, collecting antiques, dolls, traveling, and wintering in Florida along with her husband Richard.

 

Survivors include her husband, Richard E. “Dick” Day, Rochester, Indiana, sons, John (Jennifer) Delp, Nokomis, Florida, Dave Delp and fiance’ Caren Parko, Rochester, Indiana, step-children, Pamela Vandermark, Akron, Indiana, Joe (Marianne) Day, Akron, Indiana, grandchildren, Lyndee (Mark) Mersch, Georgia, great grandchildren, Mason, Isabelle and soon to be baby boy in August 2021,  step-grandchildren, Leann (John) Carr, Akron, Indiana, David (Angela) Madeford, Akron, Indiana, Scott (Tiffany) Cooksey, Akron, Indiana, Kevin (Carrie) Cooksey, Silver Lake, Indiana, several step- great grandchildren, one step great-great grandson, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Almyrta Blue, step- son-in-law, Jim Vandermark, and step-grandson, Patrick Day.

 

Private services will be observed.

 

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association.

 

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

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com.

 

The family would like to thank Life Care Center of Rochester for their care and support these past few months that Georgia Ann resided there.  

Rusty Wire Shelburne, 61, of Scotts, MI and former Rochester resident

Rusty Wire Shelburne, 61, of Scotts, MI and former Rochester resident, passed away June 11, 2021.  His tragic unexpected death resulted from  injuries sustained in a fall at his home on May 7, 2021.  

 

On August 3, 1959, Rusty was born in Noblesville.  He was a treasured son of Howard Dale and Rebecca Jacquelyn "Jackie" Wire Shelburne.  Growing up as the fifth of the eleven Shelburne kids, Rusty shared his childhood with 6 brothers and 4 sisters. During his high school years Rusty worked at Kentucky Fried Chicken. A young businessman, he was appointed as assistant manager his junior and senior years. He also worked at the Rochester Sale Barn on Saturday's as well.  With great Zebra pride, he graduated from Rochester High School with his class in 1977. 

 

In Kalamazoo, Rusty married the love of his life and best friend Miss Laurie Drenth on  June 3, 1978.  Together they shared 43 years of life's adventures.  From their union came a handsome son Derek.  The family tree continued to grow with the added blessings of three grandchildren.

 

Continuing his studies at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Rusty earned an Associates degree in law enforcement.  After his graduation in 1980, Rusty went to work as a member of the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department.  His career spanned nearly four decades.  He initiated his career with the marine division, then moved to court security, jailer, road patrol, worked in dispatch and concluded his career with transport.  His badge # 131 was retired in October of 2018.  Officer Shelburne enjoyed serving his community, with a huge heart, he was always there to help anyone in need.  Rusty was revered by his colleagues and appreciated by the citizens of Kalamazoo County. 

 

 

 As an American outdoorsman, Rusty took Laurie riding on the Honda Goldwing for many adventures over the years.  He was a member of the Honda Goldwing Club.  In 2016, he purchased his first Harley - Davidson Motorcycle and got bit by the bug.  In May of 2020, Rusty purchased a Harley - Davidson Ultra-Limited shiny two-tone green that he and Laurie rode over 9,000 miles.  They enjoyed many daytrips or long weekends around Michigan or cruising the highways of Arizona.   

 

A camping enthusiast,  since his retirement,  Rusty has wintered near Apache Junction, Arizona where he and Laurie could be near Derek and the grandchildren. They also cultivated many friendships while riding the ATV around the scenic mountains and across the picturesque deserts in Arizona.  Rusty enjoyed the competition of racing his remote-control car.   He thoroughly loved the game of golf and managed to get in some games with Derek.

 

Rusty's greatest attribute was his love, compassion and desire to help others.  He would be consistently checking in on friends, neighbors and his family to assist them with fixing things or solving problems.   Paramount in Rusty's life was his family.  While Derek was growing up he was a 3-sport athlete thru his school years, playing golf, baseball and basketball. Rusty was always there in the stands or gallery to support and cheer him on.  Along came the grands and it was Grampa Rusty and Grandma Laurie ready to take them to the park for a day of great fun.

 

Left to cherish Rusty's memory are his wife Laurie at home, a son  Derek Shelburne of Phoenix, AZ, 3  Grandchildren Devereaux , Deklan, Audriana and their mother Juanita; four sisters, Tammy Shelburne-See, Rochester, Betsy Shelburne, State College, Pa., Misty DePoy and husband Timothy, Rochester, and Mindy Navarro and husband Hector, Rochester; four brothers, Jeffery Shelburne and wife Jeanie, Rochester; Rodney Shelburne and wife Darla, Warsaw, Randy Shelburne and wife Carol, Rochester, and Barney Shelburne and wife Lorraine, Stillman Valley, IL.; numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews;  his Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department Family, and the many friends he made along life's journey from Michigan, Indiana, Oregon  and Arizona.

 

Preceding Rusty in death are his parents Howard and Jackie, two brothers, Gary D. Shelburne on June 25, 2014, Scott B. Shelburne on January 23, 2016.

 

A celebration of the life of Mr. Rusty Wire Shelburne will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, June 19, 2021 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th Street, Rochester, IN  46975.  Friends may visit with his family from 11:00 until the time of the service.  Officiating his service will be Jeffery Shelburne, Sierra Dunn and Dr. Mark Spencer.  Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to The Rusty W. Shelburne Education Fund for his Grandchildren to establish a trust fund to Consumer's Credit Union, 1511 West Centre Avenue, Portage, Michigan  49024.

 

A visitation will be held from 4:00 - 7:00 PM on Friday, June 18, 2021, at the Langeland Family Funeral Home, 3926 South 9th Street, Kalamazoo, MI  49009.

 

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

Jerry L. Andrews, 86, of Rochester

Jerry L. Andrews, 86, of Rochester passed away at 12:10 AM on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 surrounded by his loving family at Life Care Center of Rochester.  

 

On July 22, 1934, Jerry Lee  was born in Argos to Thomas and Martha Byers Andrews.   As one of nine children, he shared his childhood with four sisters and four brothers.    Proudly, Jerry graduated with the Argos High School Class of 1953.

 

Patriotism beckoned and Jerry answered the call serving with the US Army.  His stint began on October 13, 1954.  He was honorably discharged on October 12, 1956.

 

On March 18, 1958, Jerry and Miss Janet Lee Woodcox were married in Rochester.  They shared 58 years of life’s adventures. Their union produced a daughter and three sons. Two more branches have been added to their family tree.

 

The skill of the art of masonry was passed down from Jerry’s father, Tom. Building with bricks, stones, blocks and tiles with precision and expertise was Jerry’s way of life.  He left his fingerprint on many businesses and homes with his meticulous masonry style.  Jerry was the proud mason of many beautiful and unique fireplaces.  He and John Figlio teamed to provide masonry services for Rochester High School, Life Care Center, area car washes.  They also completed a memorial at the University of Notre Dame.  Jerry retired in 1996 and was a member of Local 8.  

 

For over 50 years, Jerry enjoyed fishing for crappie and bass on the sparkling waters of Lake Manitou.  He also could be seen with his flyrod, fishing on Pike Lake near Warsaw.   Jerry hooked many big fish and sharing his limit with family and friends at the fish fry.    He was a former member of the Church of God and had most recently attended The Cross Church.

 

Jerry will be lovingly remembered by his daughter:  Cindy Coffing and husband Brent of Rochester; three sons: Robert Andrews and wife Stacy of Mentone, David Andrews and wife Amy of Rochester, William Andrews of Rochester; nine grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren; one sister: Shirley Stephens and husband Herbert of Argos a brother Doug Andrews and wife Lynn of Argos and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Preceding Jerry in death are his parents, beloved wife Janet on May 15, 2016, three sisters: Linda Howard, Mary Correll, Leila Denny, three Andrews brothers: Thomas, Larry and Mike.

 

 A celebration of the life of Mr. Jerry Lee Andrews will be at 2:00 PM  on Friday, June 11, 2021 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester with Pastor  Dave Pennington officiating.

 

Friends may visit with the family from 12-2  PM on Friday in the funeral home.  

 

Military rites will be conducted by the Fulton County Veteran’s Honor Guard and the US Army Honors Team.  Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.  

 

Memorials may be made to the Fulton County DAV  Fund, through the Auditors’ Office, 125 E. 9th St., Rochester, IN 46975.   

 

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

 

Harold H. Dittman 92, Rochester

Harold H. Dittman 92, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 7:22 P.M. Monday June 7, 2021, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, Indiana.

 

He was born on November 29, 1928 in White County, Indiana, the son of Clarence H. and Iva M. (Clerget) Dittman. He graduated from Fulton High School in 1946. On February 22, 1964 in LaPaz, Indiana, he married Mary Lou Beard and she survives.

 

Mr. Dittman had retired as Manager from North Central CO-OP. He had been a member of the Community Presbyterian Church, Past-President of the Fulton Town Board and Lions Club, long time member of the Eagles Lodge and enjoyed driving the bus for Manitou Training Center.

 

In his leisure time, he enjoyed drives in the countryside admiring the crops and land, and spending time with his family.

 

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Dittman, Rochester, Indiana, children, Dianna Holland, South Bend, Indiana, Donna Fincher, Rochester, Indiana, Angie (Steve) Ritchey, Warsaw, Indiana, Lisa (Brad) Thomas, Rochester, Indiana, David (Jan) Dittman, Portageville, Missouri, Rick (Dawn) Dittman, Rochester, Indiana, fourteen grandchildren, and eighteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Robert Dean Dittman, brother, Richard D. Dittman, sons-in-laws, Dwight Holland and David Fincher.

 

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 A.M. Monday, June 14, 2021 at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana.

 

Friends may visit from 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. Sunday and one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

 

Burial will be at a later date at Sycamore Memorial Park, Mentone, Indiana.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Presbyterian Church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com .

James Walton "Jim" Matthews, 51, of Winamac

James Walton “Jim” Matthews, 51, of Winamac, IN passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. 

 

He was born on April 2, 1970 in Terre Haute, IN to John D. “JD” and Reathey M. [Flippo] Matthews.  On March 7, 2012, Jim married Connie [Grigsby] Clemans. 

 

He was a longtime member of the Medaryville American Legion. 

 

Jim worked many years for Phil White, mowing and doing construction.   He enjoyed fishing and mushroom hunting, especially with Isaac. 

 

Jim loved to spend time with his family and will be dearly missed.

 

He is survived by:

Connie [Grigsby] Clemans, Winamac, IN Wife

Kimberly Matthews, Winamac, IN Step-Daughter

Tyson Matthews, Medaryville, IN Step-Son

Natasha Matthews, Winamac, IN Step-Daughter

Katie Matthews, Wheatfield, IN Step-Daughter

ShiannClemans, Winamac, IN Step-Daughter

Samantha Matthews, Winamac, IN Step-Daughter

Elijah Matthews, Winamac, IN Step-Son

13 Grandchildren: Isaac, Brycen, Bryleigh, Khloe, Lilian, Tylor, Natalie, JoJo, Rowan, Gracie, Hunter, Adalynn, and Aiden

John D. “JD” and Reathey M. [Flippo] Matthews, Knox, IN Parents

John D. Matthews, Jr., Winamac, IN Brother

Charles E. Matthews, Winamac, IN Brother

Many Nieces and Nephews

Delmer and Shirley Grigsby, Medaryville, IN  Father and Mother-in-law

 

Preceded in death by:

Bentley Wayne Button, Infant Grandson

Leyton Leroy Matthews, Grandson

Isabella Sue Ann Day, Infant Granddaughter

Terry Lee Matthews, Brother

 

Visitation will be from 2-3 PM EDT Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

 

Services will be held at 3 PM EDT Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN Rev. Jeff Seger officiating.

 

Private Burial will take place at The Alexander Heinemann Memorial Cemetery in Ora, IN. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Sheila Dawn Buczek, 62, of Medaryville

Sheila Dawn Buczek, 62, of Medaryville, IN went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 4, 2021.  She passed away at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis, IN with her husband by her side. 

 

Sheila was born January 11, 1959 in Rensselaer, IN to the late Thomas J. and Claudine [Dobson] Childers.  She was a 1977 graduate of West Central High School and a graduate of Lafayette Beauty College.  

 

On June 18, 1977, Sheila married James A. “Jim”Buczek at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Medaryville, IN.  

 

She was a longtime member of St. Henry’s Catholic Church and most recently a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. 

 

Sheila was a devoted wife, mother, nonny, and friend.  She faithfully supported Jim on the farm as well as her kids in 4H.  Sheila enjoyed mowing, traveling, shopping, and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events.  She was always willing to help others.  Sheila will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. 

 

She is survived by:

James A. “Jim” Buczek, Medaryville, IN Husband

Erica (Jeff) Mandsager, Fishers, IN Daughter

Derek Buczek, Medaryville, IN Son

Hayden Mandsager, Granddaughter

Brooks Mandsager, Grandson

Many Extended Family Members

 

Preceded in death by:

Thomas J. and Claudine [Dobson] Childers, Parents

 

Visitation will be from 4-8 PM EDT Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville, IN.


A Rosary Service will be held at 8 PM EDT Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville, IN.

 

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 AM EDT Friday, June 11, 2021 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac, IN with Rev. Andrew DeKeyser officiating.

 

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

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Pulaski County 4H Fairground Renovations.

 

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

 

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

 

 

Betty Lou Maxwell, 90, of Winamac

Betty Lou Maxwell, 90, of Winamac, IN went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 5, 2021.  She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. 

 

Betty was born on October 23, 1930 in Pulaski, IN to the late William Ora and Rosa [Crist] Crissinger.  She graduated from Star City High School in 1948.  On December 26, 1948, Betty married Raymond Keith Maxwell in Francesville, IN.  They enjoyed many years spent at their home on the Tippecanoe River.  He passed away on May 25, 2008 after 59 years of marriage. 

 

Betty dedicated her life to the Winamac First United Methodist Church.  She gave of her talents in the kitchen and in the church choir.  Betty was a devoted volunteer at the Von Tobel Senior Center and was proud to be named Senior of the Year.   

 

She also volunteered with BINGO at the Pulaski Health Care Center. 

 

In her younger years, Betty waitressed for various local restaurants and later in life, she was a school bus driver for Winamac and North Judson.  Betty’s passions were gardening, baking, genealogy, traveling, and caring for her family. 

 

She is survived by:

Beverly (Clifford) Radtke, Port Austin, MI Daughter

Marsha (Michael) Lane, LaPorte, IN Daughter

Martin (Robin) Maxwell, Pulaski, IN Son

Ann (Jerry) Bonnell, Winamac, IN Daughter

13 Grandchildren: Derek, Keefe, Seth, Rachel, Zach, Keenan, Brodie, Ory, Clint, Melissa, Megan, Matthew, and  Bryan

24 Great Grandchildren

3 Great Great Grandchildren

Jerry (Shirley) Maxwell, Rensselaer, IN Brother-in-law

Many Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

William Ora and Rosa [Crist] Crissinger, Parents

Raymond Keith Maxwell, Husband

1 Grandson: Jeremy

Mary (Henry) Blohm, Sister

Robert Crissinger, Brother

JoAnn (Darl) Fox, Sister

Thomas (Arvilla) Crissinger, Brother

George Crissinger, Brother

 

 

In honoring Betty’s wishes, her body was donated to the Indiana University Anatomical Board.  Her generosity will allow future generations of doctors, nurses, and mortuary students to learn about anatomy. 

 

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM EDT Thursday, June 10, 2021 at the Winamac First United Methodist Church with Lay Leader Barbara Kleinofen officiating. 

 

Private Burial will take place at a later date in the Winamac Cemetery (McKinley Addition) in Winamac, IN. 

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Winamac First United Methodist Church or Von Tobel Senior Center.

 

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

 

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

 

Patricia G. "Patti" [Irven] Robinson

Patricia G. “Patti” [Irven] Robinson, 69, of Lafayette, IN passed away at 2:12 PM Friday, June 4, 2021 at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis, IN. 

 

Patti was born on June 20, 1951to the late Keith L. and Betty J. [Morgan] Irven. 

 

She graduated from Francesville High School.  Patti worked her entire life as an optical assistant. 

 

On April 26, 2002, she married Eugene David “Dave” Robinson in Lafayette.  He passed away on September 21, 2012.

 

Patti devoted a lot of her time to volunteering at local veterans organizations in Lafayette.  She dedicated her life to raising and showing dogs, especially Great Danes, Irish Wolf Hounds, and Whippets.

 

Patti was a devoted mother, grandmother, aunt and cousin.  She will be dearly missed. 

 

She is survived by:

Keith Grove, Son

Matthew, Grandson

Candy Irven, Niece

Kim (Brandon) DeLorenzo, Niece

Kameron Miller, Great Nephew

Cathy (Chuck) Nash, Cousin

Tom (Crystal) Irven, Cousin

Chris Vizza, Cousin

Troy, Robert, and Jocelyn Nash, Second Cousins

Robert Grove, Former Husband

Joey Suiter, Companion

 

Preceded in death:

Keith L. and Betty J. [Morgan] Irven, Parents

Eugene David “Dave” Robinson, Husband

William G. “Bill” Irven, Brother

Bob Vizza, Cousin

 

Private family graveside services will be held at Roseland Cemetery in Francesville, IN.

 

Burial will take place at Roseland Cemetery in Francesville, IN.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Memorial Swinging Bridge Project or Pulaski Animal Center.

 

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

 

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

 

 

Sharolyn K. "Sherry" Beach, 81, of Winamac

Sharolyn K. “Sherry” Beach, 81, of Winamac, IN passed away at 3:55 AM Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac. 

 

She was born on December 1, 1939 in Tipton, IN to the late Guy and Louise [Wilburn] Crouch.  Sherry graduated from Tipton High School. 

 

On November 30, 1957, she married the love of her life, Larry L. Beach.  Sherry and Larry owned and operated Beach Real Estate in Winamac for many years.   She had a heart for serving and helping the community.

 

Sherry was a member of the Winamac First United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed flowers, gardening, and living on the Tippecanoe River.   She had many fond memories of Bridge Club with her dear friends. 

 

Most of all, Sherry was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.  

 

She is survived by:

 

Larry L. Beach, Winamac, IN - Husband

Jeff (Renae) Beach, Winamac, IN  Son

Brad (Mary) Beach, Tipton, IN Son

Michael Beach, West Lafayette, IN Son

Brett Beach, Grandson

Kial Beach, Granddaughter

Matt Beach, Grandson

Zach (Mary Anne) Beach, Grandson

Dan Beach, Grandson

Sam Beach, Grandson

Becca Beach, Granddaughter

Claire (Jacob) Beach-Paver, Granddaughter

Natalie Beach, Granddaughter

Chi Beach, Great Granddaughter

Tom (Betty) Crouch, Brother

Ann Swift, Sister

Dan (Jane) Crouch, Brother

Several Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

 

Guy and Louise [Wilburn] Crouch, Parents

 

Visitation will be from 11 AM – 2 PM EDT Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Winamac First United Methodist Church.

 

Funeral Services will take place at 2 PM EDT Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Winamac First United Methodist Church with Pastor Michelle White officiating.

 

Burial will take place at Reed Cemetery in Winamac, IN. 

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Winamac First United Methodist Church.

 

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

 

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

 

Howard R. Hart Jr., 60

Howard R. Hart Jr. 60, passed away unexpected at his home on Saturday, May 29, 2021.

 

On June 18, 1960, Howard Raymond Hart Jr was born in Westfield, MA.  He was a treasured son of Howard R. and Wonita Joan Bell Hart.  Growing up he shared his childhood with two sisters Pam and Miriam and a brother Paul.  Howie attended North Miami Schools and was a member of the NMHS class of 1978.

 

In Rochester, on June 28, 2011, Howie married the love of his life, Miss Barbara Jane Brady. They have shared a decade of life's adventures. Howie was an 11-year member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagle.

 

With a strong work ethic, Howie had diverse interests and was accomplished professionally in many realms.  He was an excellent concrete finisher with Richards Concrete. As an entrepreneur he served Fulton County's video needs with Hart's Video Store and later opened HRH Gutters.  Howie worked for several years at Lobdell-Emery and recently completed 15 years of service with Lau Industries. 

 

As an accomplished angler, Howie looked forward to fishing South Mud and Nyona Lakes.  Trips to Florida brought opportunities to wet the line in the Gulf of Mexico.  He also enjoyed cruising around the countryside on his 1998 red Harley-Davidson motorcycle to chill.

 

Left to cherish Howie's memory are his wife Barbara at home,  3 children Amber Brady of Indianapolis,  Andrew Johnson, Brittney Eriks(R.J.), all of Rochester,  three siblings: Pam Frush (Mike) of Bloomfield, Paul Hart (Ann) of Macy Miriam Hart-Chavarria (Juan) of Miramar, FL; eight grandchildren Ayven Porter, Graysen Eriks, Emreigh Eriks, Kayden Eriks, Isaiah Johnson, Kaiden Johnson, Paige Shafer and Rhiley Hellyer; mother-in-law Betty Brady and life partner Richard Miller, brother-in-law Joe Brady (Patty) all of Rochester,  sister-in-law Rachel Rhymer (Todd) of Kewanna and his treasured canine companion, Wilson, the jet black with white accents custom Pitty blend.

 

Preceding Howie in death are his parents and a grandson Jordan A. Shafer on August 12, 2015.

 

A celebration of the life of Mr. Howie R. Hart will be , at 10:00 AM, Thursday, June 3, 2021 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th Street, Rochester.  Pastor Todd Rhymer will officiate.  Howie's family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 from 4:00 - 7:00 and an hour prior to the service on Thursday. Online expressions of sympathy may be made to his family at www.goodfamilyfh.com

Ronald (Laddie) Lynn Kauffman, 82, Etna Green

Ronald (Laddie) Lynn Kauffman, 82, Etna Green, Indiana, ran into the arms of Jesus surrounded by his loving family on May 28, 2021.

 

After years of suffering, we are so grateful that his body is now made whole.

 

On November 15, 1957, he married his high school sweetheart, Sara Lea Blackford and lived joyfully in love with her all the days of his life.   Together they built a beautiful life, including nine children, Kyle (Tanya) Warsaw, IN; Roger (Ruth) Bourbon, IN; Jeff (Carol) Addison, VT; Todd (Teresa) Rochester, IN; Janeen (Shawn) Rafferty, Brantford, Ontario; Matthew, Seattle, WA; Sara (Shawn) Morrow Plymouth, IN; Nathan (Sarah) Tippecanoe, IN; and Ellen (Tod) Stillson Plymouth, IN.

 

Their marriage was a true picture of unconditional love and commitment.  Dad would put a special love letter beside Mom’s chair almost every morning, just to show his love and affection.  After 63 years of marriage, the comment was made that “a lifetime would still not be long enough”.

 

Ron was born September 24, 1938, to parents Donald Camp and Beulah Marie Gordon Kauffman in Osceola, Indiana.  He grew up as the youngest of four children, with three older sisters; Lillie Jean Cox, Plymouth, IN; Eula Lee Geyer, Elkhart, IN; and Donna Marie Swoverland, Weldon, IL.

 

From a young age, he learned to be a hard worker, taking on the responsibility of many chores and tasks on the family farm.  As a young teenager, he was given the task of driving a semi-truck full of chickens to Chicago.  He was a relatively new driver, and as he was stopping at red lights, people would hop on the back of the truck and steal the chickens!  He did not know what to do, so he just kept driving!  When he arrived at his destination, he was missing the whole top layer of chickens. Thankfully, his boss was compassionate!

 

He continued to develop new skills and could fix just about anything: plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and even cars.  He was a jack of all trades and was willing to help anyone fix anything.  He worked several jobs over the years to support his large family and ultimately retired from Monaco Coach Corporation in 2003 after being employed there twenty-seven years.

 

Ron realized his need for a Savior at age twelve during a Billy Graham Crusade and it changed the trajectory of his life.  Over the years he served as a Boys Brigade leader, Sunday School Superintendent, Song Leader and deacon at Tippecanoe Community Church.  He enjoyed singing hymns and was often heard singing songs around the house that he made up out of the blue.  Most Saturday mornings you could find him out doing church visitation or helping those in need.

 

He lived his life as a servant of Christ and modeled a genuine faith to his children and grandchildren.

 

They coveted his prayers and knew that he would be sitting in his chair at 4 o’clock every morning, praying for each of them and reading his Bible.

 

He served his country, as a member of the National Army Guard, before being honorably discharged on May 22, 1960. 

 

When he had spare time, which was a rare event, he enjoyed scrapping at the junkyard, going to tractor shows, and collecting coins, hats, and die-cast cars.  As his body wore down and he became less mobile, he enjoyed coloring and mind puzzles.

 

While Ron will be remembered for many different things, his family will always remember the way he suffered well.  His faith sustained him, and it is what he drew his strength from.  He was not one to complain, no matter how intense the pain was.  His concern was always for others instead of himself.  Several times he was overheard saying that he hoped the way he suffered would point others to Christ.  Just as dad has always been there for each of us, we have been honored as a family to be alongside Dad these past few months as he made his journey to his perfect healing.

 

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents and sister Donna, along with one child due to miscarriage.

 

He is survived by his wife, Sara, nine children and spouses, 69 grandchildren and spouses, and 45 great-grandchildren, as well as two sisters.

 

His wife and family would like to send a special thank you to Dad’s caring doctor Dr. Craig Miller, Plymouth Family and Internal Medicine, Dr. Christopher Annis, Elkhart Pain Clinic, and Kindred Hospice, Rochester, for the loving treatment they provided for their loved one.

 

Earl-Grossman Funeral home will be assisting the family.  A visitation will take place on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Tippecanoe Community Church, 2920 Main St. Tippecanoe, IN 46570 with a celebration of his life to be held on Wednesday,  June 2, 2021 at 10:00 a.m with Rev. George Shoemaker.

 

Burial will follow at the Tippecanoe Cemetery.

Deborah J. Latoza 66, Rochester

Deborah J. Latoza 66, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 5:24 A.M. Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.

 

She was born on September 14, 1954 in Memphis, Tennessee, the daughter of William Joe and Mary Virginia (Wright) Agent. She married Richard Latoza and he preceded her in death.

 

Mrs. Latoza had been a homemaker and had worked for Wal-Mart. She enjoyed puzzles, gardening, crocheting and spending time with her family.

 

Survivors include her children, Richard Latoza, Winamac, Indiana, Rebecca Latoza, Rochester, Indiana, Danielle Primmer, Lafayette, Indiana, grandchildren, Ian and his father Cameron, Von and Odin and their father Austin, Serenity, siblings, Clara Sue Mitleff, Cleo Steven Agent, Rita Boleck Fuller, Angie May Agent, Emma Christine Agent Arnold, Jennifer Oechsier, step-mother, Gwendolyn Ruth Woodward Agent. She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Memorial services will be conducted at Noon Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana.

 

Friends may visit one hour prior to service.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Jackie D. "Tex" Holcomb 78, Rochester

Jackie D. “Tex” Holcomb 78, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 8:14 A.M. Saturday, May 22, 2021, at his residence.

 

He was born on August 7, 1942 in Iowa, the son of Clarence G. and E. Gertrude (Thomas) Holcomb. On May 9, 1964 in Logansport, Indiana, he married Beverly Sue Carlson. She preceded him in death on October 24, 2019.

 

Mr. Holcomb had retired after working years for the Co-Op in Kewanna, Indiana. Previously he had worked for Wilson’s Foods, Logansport, Indiana and during “retirement” years he worked farming, hauling grain and moving equipment. Known as a workaholic, Jackie would always be out working in his yard, garden or anything else that need done.

 

Survivors include his children, Jeff Holcomb, Rochester, Indiana, Amy Cline, Rochester, Indiana, grandchildren, Cassandra (Aaron) Isley, Silver Lake, Indiana, Randy Cline, Brandi Cline, Amanda Cline, Eddie Holcomb, all of Rochester, Indiana, Mandie Javier, Rochester, Indiana, Phillip Holcomb, Rochester, Indiana, Brian Thomas, Rochester, Indiana, Erica Thomas, Logansport, Indiana, Rebecca Taylor, California, Phillip Taylor, Rochester, Indiana, numerous great grandchildren, siblings, Harry Holcomb, Clinton, Missouri, Grant (Judy) Holcomb, Florence, Arizona, Jim (Myrna) Holcomb, Fairfield, Iowa, Thelma White, Iowa City, Iowa, Velma Hummel, Burlington, Iowa, Mable (Chuck) Hart, Ottumwa, Iowa, Trudy Hey, Florida, Sarah Poss, Florida, numerous nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Mark Holcomb, brother, Clarence G. Holcomb Jr., sister, Martha Filson,  and niece, Holly Holcomb.

 

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Thursday May 27, 2021 at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Friends may call from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will take place later at Leiters Ford Cemetery, Leiters Ford, Indiana.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com  

Rex R. Trainer, Sr., 63, of Kokomo, IN (formerly of Winamac) 

Rex R. Trainer, Sr., 63, of Kokomo, IN (formerly of Winamac) passed away at 6:16 PM Sunday, May 23, 2021 at Howard Community Hospital in Kokomo. 

 

He was born on August 15, 1957 in Sturgis, MI to the late Cecil R. and Jeanette L. [Tetzloff] Trainer.  On October 25, 1980, Rex married Margaret Alcorn in Portage, IN.  She passed away December 3, 2005. 

 

Rex was a lifelong truck driver.  He served in the US Navy and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.  Rex enjoyed woodworking and playing cards.  He will be deeply missed.

 

He is survived by:

Yvonne (Terry) Dalka, Buffalo, IN Daughter

Tiara (Jack) Wright, Culver, IN Daughter

Rex R. (Mindy) Trainer, Jr., Rochester, IN Son

7 Grandchildren: Cheyenne, Judy, Jack, Chloe, Thomas, Bryce, and Valerie

3 Great Grandchildren: Paisley, Rayanna, and Piper

3 Sisters: Ranetta, Rita, and Robin

Several Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

Cecil R. and Jeanette L. [Tetzloff] Trainer, Parents

Margaret [Alcorn] Trainer, Wife

1 Infant Sister: Judy

 

Visitation will be from 10:00 – 11:00 AM EDT Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN. 

 

Funeral Services will take place at 11:00 AM EDT Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with Pastor Elmer Poisel officiating. 

 

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

Kelsie Lynn Biltz, 26, of Rochester

Kelsie Lynn Biltz, 26, of Rochester was fatally injured when her motorcycle collided with a car that pulled in her path on Friday evening, May 21, 2021.  She was pronounced deceased at Logansport Memorial Hospital shortly after her arrival. 

 

Left to cherish Kelsie's memory are her fiancee' Jon-Tae Harper of Rochester;  parents Andy and Kim Biltz of Kewanna, and Renda Doss of Logansport; 4 sisters: Brittany Abbott, Taylor Shackelford, Destiny Rice and Crystal Smith; a brother Johnathan Miller; grandparents: Terry and Lynn Biltz and Pamela and Harold Conklin; and numerous nieces and nephews who also survive. 


A celebration of the life of Miss Kelsie Lynn Biltz will be held at 6:00 PM, Thursday May 27, 2021, in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th Street Rochester with Mr. Alvin Doss and Mr. Rick Sexton officiating. 

 

Her family will receive friends from 4:00 until the time of the service. 

 

The family asks that everyone be aware of motorcycles. 

Joan Elizabeth Lease, 88, Rochester

Joan Elizabeth Lease, 88, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 8:00 A.M. Monday, May 17, 2021, at Life Care Center of Rochester.

 

She was born on February 19, 1933 in Manchester, England. On February 27, 1954 in Manchester, England, she married Howard James Lease. He preceded her in death on April 30, 2016.

 

Mrs. Lease had worked for the Fulton County Public Library for over forty years retiring at the age of 75. She enjoyed flowers and gardening.

 

Survivors include her sons, Warren and wife Gloria Lease, Rochester, Indiana, Jeff and wife Colleen Lease, West Lafayette, Indiana, Matt and wife Debbie Lease, Rochester, Indiana, eight grandchildren, and seventeen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Albert Taylor, great grandchild, Aylee Foxworth, brother, Albert Taylor, step- brothers, David Clowes and Jack Clowes.

 

Private services will be observed.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association and Salvation Army.

 

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

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Reinaldo Fuentes, 62, of Rochester

Reinaldo Fuentes 62, Rochester,  passed away at 12:48 P.M. Monday May 17, 2021, at St. Joseph Medical Center, Plymouth, Indiana.

 

He was born on October 15, 1958 in Cidra, Puerto Rico, the son of Jose’ and Sixta Olique Fuentes.

 

On February 3, 2007 in Rochester, Indiana, he married Kendra L. Creviston. She preceded him in death on March 13, 2021.

 

Mr. Fuentes early in life had worked in Law Enforcement in Puerto Rico. He was an employee of Pike Lumber Company, Akron, Indiana and had also worked security at Rumors, Rochester. He enjoyed camping, watching Western Movies, especially John Wayne movies and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

 

Survivors include his step-children, Skyler (Fiance’ Robert Hardesty) Creviston, Rochester, Indiana, Ember (Jacob Williams) Lambert, Miami, Indiana, Ebony Lambert, South Bend, Indiana, Raven (Miguel Gomez) Lambert, Silver Lake, Indiana, Quincy Lambert, Rochester, Indiana, Cortnie Tuttle, DeLong, Indiana, Ayriel ( Mark Knobbe) Eytcheson, Montgomery, Texas, Melinda Holland, Fort Pierce, Florida, step- grandchildren, Emery Lambert, Jayce Williams and Sawyer Williams, Tilesasha, D.J., Ciarra, and Noah, siblings, Ada Fuentes Olique, Adelaida Fuentes Olique, Angel Manuel Fuentes Olique, Jose Luis Fuentes Olique, Samuel Fuentes Olique, Zenida Fuentes Olique and Doraldina Fuentes Olique, several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Juan Antonio Fuentes Olique.

 

Friends may visit from 4-7 P.M. Thursday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Nancy S. Wagoner 79, Bremen, formerly of Rochester

Nancy S. Wagoner 79, Bremen, Indiana and formerly of Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 1:40 A.M. Thursday, May 13, 2021 at Signature Health Care of Bremen, Indiana.

 

She was born on July 27, 1941 in Kokomo, Indiana and graduated from Tipton High School in 1959. She had been married to Frederick Wagoner and he had preceded her in death in 2001.

Nancy retired from working two full time jobs at O’Malia’s Food Markets in the deli and had been shift manager at Taco Bell both of Carmel, Indiana. Nancy had made many “family” relationships with regular customers. Before that she had worked for Hart, Schaffner & Marx in Rochester for twenty one years.

 

Nancy was always a very hard worker. In her earlier years she always had a garden full of vegetables, planted many flowers, canned tomato juice and made homemade grape jelly from the grape vines in her yard. She was always on the go taking her daughter, Jeanie, to all her sporting practices and games and all her clubs, girl scouts, 4-H, etc. over the years. Nancy also enjoyed making crafts and sewing. After retirement, you could always see her out walking.

 

Left to cherish her memories, are a daughter, Jeanie Griffith, Plymouth, Indiana, grandson, Cody Griffith, Plymouth, Indiana, brothers, Jerry Coy, Sheridan, Indiana, Mike (Janet) Coy, Sheridan, Indiana, sister, Kathy (David) Eaton, Greenwood, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marceille Coy in 1995.

 

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Monday, May 17, 2021, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana.

 

Friends may visit from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home.

 

Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Robert A. Ulerick, 64, of Rochester

Robert A.  Ulerick, 64, of Rochester was surrounded by his loving family when passed away at 10:04 PM, Thursday, May 13, 2021 at Woodlawn Hospital.

 

On August 12, 1956, Robert Allen Ulerick was born in Fulton County to Robert Eugene and Darlene Cumberland Ulerick. Growing up he shared his childhood with a sister Theresa and brother Brian.  Bob was proud member of the Rochester High School class of 1974.

 

In Rochester's First Baptist Church, Bob married the love of his life Allee R. Calhoun on July 13, 1991. They have shared 30 years of life’s adventures. From their union came two handsome sons, Mitchell and Connor.

 

With a strong work ethic Bob enjoyed professional diversity, leading off with helping out at Bob & Jim's Super Shell full-service gas station.  He was always there to work in the shop or deliver the best customer service.  He also worked in road construction for McMahon - O'Connor Construction Company.  Bob concluded his professional career with Dean Foods of Rochester.

 

To relax, Bob enjoyed following Clemson University football, Indiana University every sport and formula one racing.  He watched Jeopardy and loved the daily challenges of crossword puzzles.  Earlier Bob annually planted a truck patch garden for all of his family and friends to share in the bountiful harvest.  His favorite music was classic rock from the 70's. 

 

Delivering Bob his greatest joy was floating the Tippecanoe with his family or classmates.  It was always an adventure making memories and sharing the best of times.  Bob was a selfless man, putting others ahead of himself.  He had the biggest heart and was dependable, always being there to help everyone.

 

Left to cherish the memories of Bob are his wife, Allee; two sons: Mitchell A. Ulerick and Connor N. Ulerick all of Rochester; mother Darlene Kuhn and husband Don of Peru; sister Theresa Kimmel and husband Nate of Rochester; brother Brian Ulerick of Clearwater, Fl; father & mother-in-law Jim and Cherri Calhoun of Rochester;  sisters and brothers-in-law Jimmy and Cammie Calhoun of Plymouth, Tara and Matt Hennon of SC,  Dr. Ryan and Kathy Calhoun of SC; numerous nieces and nephews;  and two canine companions Otis the snow-white Bichon and Pika the Australian Doodle.

 

Preceding Bob in death is his father Robert E. Ulerick, December 25, 2013.

 

A celebration of the life of Mr. Robert Allen Ulerick will be at 7:00 PM on Saturday, June 5, 2021 in the First Baptist Church, 1000 Main Street , Rochester.

 

Pastor Jimmy Calhoun and Dr. Mark Spencer will officiate.

 

Friends may visit with the family from 4-7 PM on Saturday,  in the church.  

 

Memorials may be made to Bob's family to assist with medical expenses.  

Betty L. Barnes, 83, of Rochester

Betty L. Barnes, 83, of Rochester was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 11:45 AM  on Friday, May 14, 2021 at her residence.

 

On August 1, 1938, Betty Lou Mehrley was born in Rochester to Gerald E. and Mildred A. Cunningham Mehrley. As the oldest of five, she shared her childhood with three sisters and a brother.

 

Betty and Jerry Lee Barnes were married on September 1, 1979 in the Talma Church.  They enjoyed 41 years of life’s adventures. Their family tree included the additions of three generations.

 

After 30 dedicated years of working as a production clerk, Betty retired from RR Donnelley in 1996.  

 

Gifted with her hands, Betty enjoyed crocheting gifts of warmth for her family and friends, especially afghans and hats.  Reading romantic novels was a source of relaxation.  Jerry and Betty were avid campers usually heading to one of Indiana's State Parks like Covered Bridge, Mounds or Tippecanoe.  They also enjoyed camping trips to Daniel Boone Park in Charleston, West Virginia.

 

Left to cherish Betty's memory are her husband Jerry; two daughters: Debra Croussore and husband Robert of Rochester, Peggy Bailey and husband Tim of Tippecanoe; four sons: David Barnes and wife Teressa of Columbia City, Rodney Barnes and wife Ethel of Warsaw, Craig Barnes and wife Ginger of Warsaw, Tony Barnes and wife Deb of Mentone; seven grandchildren: Levi Jones and wife Shannon, Gina Tucker and husband Nathan, Braxton Barnes and fiance' Kylie, Kristen Connor and husband Ryan, Kelsey Nelson and husband Wyatt, Kyle Bause and wife Tawny, Chris Slone; seven great-grandchildren: Hailee, Amanda, Anthony, Jaxon, Alexa, Harper, Huxlee, Trinity; two sisters: Judy Spencer of Rochester, Karen Bock and husband David of Rochester; brother Ernest “Jr” Mehrley and wife Pat of Jackson, NC; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Preceding Betty in death are her parents and sister Imogene Davis.

 

A celebration of the life of Mrs. Betty Lou Barnes will be at 12 noon on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. Pastor Rodney Utter will officiate.

 

Friends may visit with the family from 10-12 on Wednesday, in the funeral home.  

 

Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.

 

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

Former Rochester resident, Jack L. Nichols, 89 of Newark, Ohio

Former Rochester resident, Mr. Jack L. Nichols, 89 of Newark, Ohio passed at 5:25 PM on Monday, December 21, 2020 at Flintridge Health Care Center of Newark.

 

On August 26, 1931, in Fulton County, Jack was born to Ernest B. Nichols and Helen K. Nichols (Bryant).  Growing up he shared his childhood with a sister, Jan.

 

Answering the call of patriotism, Jack served with the US Air Force for four years and was honorably discharged in 1959.

 

Jack was the owner-operator of Nichols Security Systems that served the central Ohio area for several decades.  

 

His favorite pastimes were restoring and collecting antique cars.  Most notable were a 1952 Kaiser Manhattan and a 1956 Ford Thunderbird.  Both vehicles won local and national awards.  Jack was also a member of the Model A Club for many years.  Later on, he enjoyed restoring and riding Cushman motor scooters.  He even named his treasured canine companion, “Scooter” after his love of those 2 wheeled gems.

 

Left to cherish Jack's memory are two daughters: Jill Zimmerman and husband Robert of East Islip, NY, and Linda Nichols of Mesa, AZ; a son, Christopher Nichols and wife Roni of Las Vegas, NV; and four grandchildren: Heather, Hope, Jack, and Natalie.

 

Preceding Jack in death are his parents, sister Jan Duzenberry, daughter Cheryl, and infant son Todd.

 

Military honors, conducted by the Fulton County Veterans Honor Guard and the US Air Force Honors Team, celebrating Jack's life will be held  at 10:00 AM on  Saturday, May 22, 2021 in the Athens Hoover Cemetery.

 

The arrangements have been entrusted to Good Family Funeral Home of Rochester.

 

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

Terry Moore, 83, of Rochester

Terry's life celebration will be live-streamed at 12:30  EST Sunday, May 16, 2021 

Log on to Facebook and search "JD Good" to view the service.

 

Teressa A. (Terry) Moore, daughter of the late Russell and Lois Gaumer Wilson passed away at 8:37 PM on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at her home.

 

Terry was the wife of Joe, mom of Rusty, Cris, Mindy and John, loving grandma of Stephanie, Allison, Evan, Katelyn, Guiliana, Marcy, Jake, Scott and Melissa. 

 

Preceding her in death are a son, John, brothers Tom and Rob and special aunts Helen Gaumer and Madge Stewart and her uncle Floyd Gaumer.

 

On April 24, 1938 Terry was born and lived her entire life in Rochester graduating with the RHS class of 1956. Throughout her entire life she was helping others, whether working in insurance, banking, at Manitou Training Center, Director of the Fulton County Council on Aging, United Ministries plus being a longtime Tri Kappa member. In addition to the above, she enjoyed playing the organ or the piano for church services, sing alongs for pure enjoyment or an occasional wedding or funeral.

 

Terry surely was a special person to those who worked with her or came to her with their problems or concerns. She was a good listener, kind, sincere, caring, compassionate and accepted all people regardless of their status, handicap of color. Terry and Joe, received the 2016 Community Service Award.

 

A private service celebrating Terry's life will be held at Good Family Funeral Home of Rochester. Chaplain Jason See will officiate.  The committal will follow at Rochester IOOF Cemetery.  

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Manitou Training Center, 1690 East Lucas St., Rochester, IN 46975,  Council on Aging, 625 Pontiac St., Rochester, IN 46975, United Ministries Outreach, 625 Pontiac St. Rochester, IN 46975 would be appreciated.  

 

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