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Patricia A. "Patty" O'Donnell, 84, of Goodland, formerly of Winamac

Patricia A. “Patty” O’Donnell, 84, of Goodland, IN (formerly of Winamac, IN) passed away at 6:30 AM Friday, August 27, 2021 at Parkview Haven Retirement Home in Francesville, IN.  She was born on March 17, 1937 in Monterey, IN to the late Clement V. and Marjorie M. [Prendergast] Keller. 

Patty graduated from Holy Family School in 1951 and Monterey High School in 1955.  She spent her life working as a Registered Nurse; having earned her degree from Holy Cross Central School of Nursing in 1958. 

Patty worked for Dr. Eshelman in Monterey and then at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac, where she retired after 20 years. 

On May 4, 1963, Patty married John William O’Donnell, Sr. at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Monterey.  He passed away on April 27, 2006.  

Patty was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac as well as the Christian Mothers.  She was also a member of the Pulaski County Genealogy Society.  Patty was an active participant at the Von Tobel Senior Center in Winamac.  She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, sewing, painting, reading, and landscaping.  Most recently, Patty made pillow cases and quilts as keepsakes for her family members.  Patty dearly loved family reunions and winning BINGO.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, sister, and aunt.  Patty will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved her. 

 

She is survived by:

Judy (Vic) Heater, Winamac, IN Daughter

Pat (Cheryl) O’Donnell, Logansport, IN Son

Susie O’Donnell, Winamac, IN Daughter

Maureen Inman, Goodland, IN Daughter

Ryan O’Donnell, Winamac, IN Son

Dr. Amanda (Curt) Lords, Granddaughter

Carolyn (Darron) Robinson, Granddaughter

Leanne (John) Behny, Granddaughter

Laura Bucinski, Granddaughter

Rebecca Kopka, Granddaughter

Michael (Dorri) O’Donnell, Grandson

Angela (Scott) Compton, Granddaughter

Jeff (Teressa) Garbison, Grandson

Jenny (Mike) Kasten, Granddaughter

Brian (Ashley) Crissinger, Grandson

Alexandria Inman, Granddaughter

Lauren (Brady) Edgar, Granddaughter

Mackenzie O’Donnell, Grandson

Kaitlin O’Donnell, Granddaughter

Many Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren

Michelle O’Donnell, Former Daughter-in-law

Tom (Toni) Keller, Nappanee, IN Brother

Bob (Sheila) Keller, Monterey, IN Brother

Jim (Bertie) Keller, Monterey, IN Brother

Jerry (Rea) Keller, Monterey, IN Brother

Danny (Peggy) Keller, Culver, IN Brother

Ruth Zehner, Monterey, IN Sister

Mary Large Personette, Logansport, IN Sister

Margie (Tim) Wise, Monterey, IN Sister

Colleen Keller, Winamac, IN Sister-in-law

Jean Keller, Monterey, IN Sister-in-law

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

Clement V. and Marjorie M. [Prendergast] Keller, Sr., Parents

John William O’Donnell, Sr., Husband

Brian O’Donnell, Infant Son

John William O’Donnell, Jr., Son

Jim O’Donnell, Son

Sean O’Donnell, Grandson

Andrew Budd, Great Grandson

Carolyn O’Donnell, Daughter-in-law

Sharon O’Donnell, Daughter-in-law

Elsie O’Donnell, Former Daughter-in-law

Gary Inman, Former Son-in-law

Sheila Keller, Infant Sister

John Keller, Brother

Clem Keller, Jr., Brother

Don Zehner, Brother-in-law

James Large, Brother-in-law

Gene Personette, Brother-in-law

 

Visitation will be from 3-8 PM EDT Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac.

 

A Scriptural Wake Service will be held at 8 PM EDT Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating.  A Christian Mother’s Service and Rosary Service will follow.

 

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 AM EDT Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac, IN with Rev. Daniel Shine officiating.

 

Burial will take place at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Winamac, IN. 

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Catholic Church or Von Tobel Senior Center.

 

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

 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac

Gail J. Feleki, 82, of Francesville

Gail J. Feleki, 82, of Francesville, IN went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 30, 2021. 

She passed away peacefully at her home.  Gail was born on August 27, 1939 in Decoy, KY to the late Charlie and Laura [Davis] Smith. 

She was a 1957 graduate of Wheatfield High School. 

On January 27, 1968, Gail married the love of her life, John Feleki.  Gail was a member of the Francesville First Christian Church.   She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

 

She is survived by:

John Feleki, Francesville, IN Husband

Kimberly Powell, Arlington, VA Daughter

Denise (Rick) Allen, Monticello, IN Step Daughter

4 Grandchildren

9 Great Grandchildren

Phyllis Mow, Sister

Wilgus (ZoeAnn) Smith, Brother

Jewell (Tom) Hazelgrove, Sister

Freida Passmore, Sister

Brenda (Larry) Gibson, Sister

Debbie Humphrey, Sister

Many Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

Charlie and Laura [Davis] Smith, Parents

Sharon Feleki, Infant Daughter

Lois Wayne, Sister

Ray Smith, Brother

MaryAnn Roberts, Sister

 

Visitation will be from 10 AM – 12 Noon EDT Friday, September 3, 2021 at the Francesville First Christian Church.

 

Funeral Services will be held at 12:30 PM EDT Friday, September 3, 2021 at the Francesville First Christian Church with Pastor James Ketchen officiating.

 

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

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Francesville First Christian Church.

 

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


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

Dorothy M. Burch Talbott, 99, of Plymouth, formerly of Monterey

Dorothy M. Burch Talbott, 99, of Plymouth, IN (formerly of Monterey, IN) passed away at 9:05 PM Monday, August 30, 2021 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth. 

 

She was born on December 19, 1921 in Delong, IN to the late Grover C. and Pearl M. [Bunnell] Kline.   She spent her youth growing up on the family farm in Delong. 

 

Dorothy’s first marriage was to Raymond E. “Ray” Burch in 1942 and they had one son, Alan.  They made their home on a farm outside of Monterey.  Dorothy and her husband worked together at the Monterey School for many years.  Sadly, Ray passed away in 1979. 

 

Several years later, Dorothy met a widower, Charles Talbott from Rochester, IN.  They were married in 1983.  He preceded her in death in 1999.

 

Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  She will be deeply missed.

 

She is survived by:

Alan R. (wife: Linda) Burch, Plymouth, IN Son

Kim (husband: Xavier) Dvorak, Satellite Beach, FL Granddaughter

Greg (wife: Joy) Burch, Plymouth, IN Grandson

4 Great Grandchildren: Delaney, Macey, Olivia, and Davin

Several Nieces and Nephews


Preceded in death by:

Grover C. and Pearl M. [Bunnell] Kline, Parents

Raymond E. “Ray” Burch, First Husband

Charles Talbott, Second Husband

Evelyn L. Mackenzie, Sister

Robert C. Kline, Brother

Frances P. Bowersox, Sister

Martha W. Ginther, Sister

Margaret E. Corbin, Sister

Betty J. Stayton, Sister

LaJune Welling, Sister

 

Visitation will be from 11 AM – 12 Noon EDT Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

Funeral Services will be held at 12 Noon EDT Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with Pastor Matt Elliott officiating.

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

Memorial Contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church in Plymouth, IN. 

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

Tom L. Reed 76, Warsaw

Tom L. Reed 76, Warsaw, Indiana, and longtime Rochester, Indiana resident, passed away at 1:36 P.M. Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Paddock Springs Health Campus, Warsaw, Indiana.

He was born on September 23, 1944 in LaPorte, Indiana, the son of Paul Winfield and Adeline (Bailey) Reed. He graduated from Knox High School, Knox, Indiana, before moving to the Rochester area to start farming.

Tom had been a dairy farmer for many years as well as being a Feed & Seed Sales Representative for the McNess Company. He also served as a school bus driver for Culver Community Schools for fifteen years and for Rochester Community Schools for thirty eight years. In his spare time he enjoyed going to Dealer Auctions.

Tom is survived by several cousins and aunts. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at Noon Friday, August 27, 2021 at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana.

Friends may visit from 10:00 A.M. to Noon Friday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Round Lake Cemetery, Starke County, Indiana.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Michael Howard Gilliland 64, Rochester

Michael Howard Gilliland 64, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 4:27 P.M. Friday, August 20, 2021, at his residence.

He was born on February 28, 1957 in Rochester, Indiana, the son of Howard A. and Eris A. (Kinley) Gilliland.

After graduating from High School he served in the United States Marine Corps. He later served with the Indiana National Guard as a Medic. On August 20, 1977 in Logansport, Indiana, he married Dianna Logan and she survives.

Mike had worked at Winamac Coil Springs, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, Winamac, Indiana, before spending twenty five years as a Correction Officer for the Fulton County Jail.  He, along with his father, had been active woodworkers making wooden toys and pens often selling their products at craft shows. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where he had ran the sound system and played guitar at services for many years, a member of the Indiana Sheriff Association, and Fraternal Order of Police. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking, playing his guitar in bands and always loved to make people laugh.

Survivors include his wife, Dianna Gilliland, Rochester, Indiana, son, Steven Gilliland, Rochester, Indiana, mother, Eris A. Gilliland, Logansport, Indiana, sisters, Sheila L. Gilliland, Logansport, Indiana, Dinah S. Downhour, Kokomo, Indiana, Debra J. Niedzielski, Plymouth, Indiana, brother-in-law, Michael (Vada) Logan, Logansport, Indiana, nieces and nephew, Julie Downhour, Kokomo, Indiana, Tina Byers, Royal Center, Indiana, Brian Logan, Twelve Mile, Indiana, Heather Rancourt, Ontario, Canada, Holly Huss, Plymouth, Indiana, Anita Williams, Monticello, Indiana, and Rose Woodward, Logansport, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his father and brother-in-law, Marvin W. Logan.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Thursday August 26, 2021, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana.

Friends may visit from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday and one hour prior to service Thursday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Kewanna, Indiana, where military graveside rites will be conducted.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Daniel M. Peters Sr., 79, of Rochester

Daniel M. Peters Sr., 79, of Rochester passed away at 9:36 PM on Friday evening, August 20, 2021, at Peabody Retirement Community of North Manchester.

 

On December 10, 1941, Daniel Martin Peters was born in LaPorte to Walter T. and Alberta M. Marks Peters. Growing up he shared his childhood with a sister Mae and a brother Jim. In 1961, Dan graduated from Stillwell High School of Stillwell. Answering the call of patriotism, Dan served with the US Army as a Military Police Officer and was honorably discharged in 1963.

 

Growing up Dan developed a strong work ethic as he helped out with the family farming operation.  His passion for agriculture continued as he helped family and friends throughout his life.

 

On August 2, 1980, Dan and Sharon Kay Winter were married in Rochester. They have shared 41 years of life’s adventures.  Fulton County has been home for the Peters family for the past 41 years moving from Silver Lake.

 

Dan was the owner/operator of the Scrap Wood Sawmill since 1980. He built and remodeled homes. As a finish carpenter he was a member of Local Union of Warsaw. With a great skill, Dan was also a custom cabinet maker. He served as Vice President of Tippecanoe Valley Woodworkers since 2017 and President of the Fulton County Tractor Club for 6 years.  Dan was the proud owner of an International 702.  He loved all Allis-Chalmers tractors.

 

To relax, Dan fished at his friend’s ponds.  He could be seen at the water's edge with his casting rod or whipping his fly rod line attracting the catch of the day.  Watching M?*A*S*H on television was a great way to unwind.

 

Left to cherish Dan's memory are his wife, Sharon, two daughters, Dawn Peters, Shan Jolley and husband Larry all of Rochester; three sons, Daryl Peters of Rochester, Charlie Geller and companion Tracey Hiner of Kentucky, Dan Peters JR and companion Beth Pinder of Rochester; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, a brother Jim Peters and wife Linda of Kingsbury and his produce buddy Jack Townsend and wife Wanda.

 

Preceding Dan in death are his parents, sister Mae Spear and infant brother Dennis Carl Peters.

 

A celebration of the life of Daniel M. Peters will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 26, 2021,  in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. Chaplain Jason See will officiate.

 

Friends may visit with the family from 4:00 - 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 25th and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.   

 

Military honors will be conducted by the Fulton County Veterans Honor Guard and the United Stataes Army Honors Team.  

 

Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Fund through the Northern Indiana Community Foundation, 227 E. 9th St., Rochester, IN 46975.   

 

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

Michael James "Mike" Bierrum, 55, of Star City

Michael James “Mike” Bierrum, 55, of Star City, IN passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne, IN. 

 

He was born on January 29, 1966 in Winamac, IN to Gary Martin and Jennifer Louise “Shorty” [Roberts] Bierrum.Mike graduated from Winamac High School in 1984. 

 

On September 23, 1989, he married Kelly Diane Passmore in Winamac. Mike worked at Galbreath for 29 years and 7 years at GalFab. 

 

He was a hard worker and dedicated to his job.  He proudly taught welding through the local Extension Office for several years. 

 

Mike enjoyed spending time fishing and kayaking on the Tippecanoe Riveras well as cooking and woodworking.   He was a member of the Winamac VFW Post #1728 Auxiliary. 

 

Mike loved his family very much and was a devoted husband, dad, and brother. He was supportive of his children’s activities, especially 4-H.He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. 

 

Survivors include:

Kelly Diane [Passmore] Bierrum, Star City, IN Wife

Nathan Dean (Alex) Bierrum, Lucerne, IN Son

Katie Renee Bierrum, Winamac, IN Daughter

Shannon Mercedes Bierrum, Star City, IN Daughter

Martin (Cathy) Bierrum, Winamac, IN Brother

Kelly Jo (Bill) Bryson, Eddyville, KY Sister

Several Nieces and Nephews

Many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins

Gary Martin Bierrum, Crystal Falls, MI Father

 

Preceded in death by:

Shorty and Dave Terry, Parents

 

Visitation will be from 4-8 PM EDT Sunday, August 22, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN. 

 

Graveside Services will be held 11 AM EDT Monday, August 23, 2021 at Winamac Cemetery (McKinley Addition) in Winamac, IN with Rev. Edward Clark officiating.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Memorial Swinging Bridge Project or Pulaski County 4-H.

 

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

 

Scott W. Davis, 33, of Rochester

Mr. Scott W. Davis, 33, of Rochester, passed away at 2:50 AM, Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at Center for Hospice Care of Mishawaka.

 

On March 23, 1988, Scott William was born in Rochester.  He was the treasured son of Marvin J. and Debby Grimes Davis. Growing up he shared his childhood with two sisters Lesley and Rebekah.  

 

In 2006 he graduated from Rochester High School where he was a member of the Zebra men's golf and wrestling teams.  He also sang tenor for the Manitous. Later he earned an AA degree in business from International Business College, Ft. Wayne.

 

On August 28, 2010, Scott and Stephanie Marie Snay were married in the Artesian Well in the Winamac Town Park.   They have shared 11 years of life’s adventures. Their union produced two beautiful daughters, Alexis Marie and Elliette Rae.

 

As a warehouse foreman, Scott worked for Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Plymouth.  He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church of Rochester.  As an American sportsman, Scott was a huge San Franciso 49ers fan.  He loved fishing and threw darts with the Dart League.  With a great meticulous effort of perfection, Scott assembled model cars, airplanes and Legos.  A very proud "girl dad," Scott loved spending time making memories with his daughters.

 

Left to cherish Scott's memory are his wife, Stephanie; two daughters Alexis and Ellie; mother Debby Davis; father, Marvin Davis and wife Kay; two sisters, Lesley Bowers and husband Phil all of Rochester,     Rebekah” Becky” Contri and husband ‘Rocky” of Rock Hill SC; mother-in-law, Kim Fair and husband Gene of Winamac; father-in-law Tom Snay JR and wife Trisha of Logansport; sister-in-law Sabrina Zellers of Winamac.

 

Preceding Scott in death are a niece Annabelle Contri and his grandparents.

 

A celebration of the life of Mr. Scott William Davis will be at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St. Rochester. Pastor Jeff Herron will officiate.

Friends may visit with the family from 1- 4 PM in the funeral home on Tuesday.  

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

Diane Louise (Clingenpeel) Ryman, 76, of Atwood

Diane Louise (Clingenpeel) Ryman, 76 of Atwood, Indiana passed away on August 17, 2021 at 4:22 p.m. at Paddock Springs Health Campus, Warsaw, Indiana where she had been in declining health for the past year.

 

On January 24, 1945 in Warsaw, Indiana she was born to Laurel W. Clingenpeel and Betty L. (Holderman) Clingenpeel. Diane had lived all her life in the Atwood community.

 

On December 31, 1963 in Atwood she married David E. Ryman and together they shared the past 57 years.

 

Diane was a Housewife/Homemaker. She had worked at Creighton Brothers, Etna Green Elevator, and Bourbon Wire.

 

Diane was a member of Harrison Center Church, Etna Green, Indiana; and a past member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She attended Atwood High School and graduated from Warsaw High School with the class of 1963 after the consolidation.

 

Diane is survived by her Husband Dave Ryman of Atwood, Indiana.

 

Son – Brian E. Ryman and wife Ashley of Atwood, Indiana

 

8 Grandchildren – Kristi, Alicia, Gracey, Erinn, Corey, Bo, Kierra, and Shaylee

 

1 Great Grandchild – Liam and one to be very soon

 

Sisters – Cindy Simmons and husband Dorsey of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; Brenda Brown and husband Mike of Kentucky

 

Brothers – David Clark and wife Cynthia of Warsaw; Stephen Clingenpeel and wife Melanie of Kentucky; and Brent Clingenpeel of Kentucky

 

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Daughter – Laura (Ryman) Graham, Sister – Janina Haines

 

Friends may visit with the family on Sunday August 22, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Harrison Center Church, 965 800 W., Etna Green, Indiana.

 

Funeral Services will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the church with Rev. Mark Burritt of Harrison Center Church.

 

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

Linda Ann Kowal, 58, of Rochester

Linda Ann Kowal, 58, of Rochester, passed away at 2:33 PM on Friday, August 13, 2021 at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne.


On December 18, 1962, in Rochester, Linda was born to Richard and Betty Ann Wagoner Hassenplug.  Growing up she shared her childhood with a sister, Julie. In 1981, she graduated from Rochester High School.


Linda and Richard Kowal were married on November 26, 1982, in the Rochester Church of God. They shared 38 years of life’s adventures. Their union produced a daughter, Amanda and a son, Richard. Another generation has been added to the family tree with the blessings of four grandchildren.


A banking professional, Linda was a loan officer for Beacon Credit Union at Rochester's South Branch for many years.  With a love for her friends and neighbors, Linda took great joy to call and check in with them to see how they were doing and catch up on the latest. 

Socializing and kindness were great character strengths.  An outdoors woman, she enjoyed camping at Pla-Mor and setting around the campfire under the star-lit skies.  There were many visits to North Carolina's Outer Banks where she developed a passion for the Atlantic Ocean. 

A proud Grandma, Linda loved gathering for the holidays and special family celebrations making memories with the grands.

 

Left to cherish Linda's memory are her husband Richard, daughter, Amanda Huse and husband Brad of Bourbon; Rich Kowal and wife Amy of Forest, VA;   her parents Richard and Betty Hassenplug of Rochester; four grandchildren Carter Kowal, Riley Kowal, Noah Huse and Whitney Huse;  sister Julie Lopez and husband Leo of Bourbon; nephew Wes Kowal and wife Shelby of Nappanee.


A celebration of the life of Linda Ann Kowal will be at 1:00 PM on Thursday,  August 19, 2021, in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St.  Rochester. Pastor Luke Vasicek will officiate.   

Friends may visit with the family from 4-7 PM on Wednesday, August 18, 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 Riley Children Hospital, 705 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46975.  

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

Carl Adley, 65, of Rochester

Carl Adley, 65, of Rochester passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2021.


On January 14, 1956, Lloyd Carl Adley was born in Rochester.  He was a treasured son of Lloyd and Julia Brown Adley.  Growing up he shared his childhood with two sisters, Marsha and Mary Anne. He was a life time Fulton County resident, with the exception of 2 ½ years in Glasgow, KY.

 

After graduating from Rochester High School in 1974, Carl continued his education at Indiana State University and graduated in 1977 earning a BS degree in Business Administration. He worked for Edmonton Manufacturing Company that later became Topps Safety Apparel, Inc. from 1971 to 2019. His co-workers were considered family.

 

With a keen interest in soccer, Carl provided convincing energy and enthusiasm to help thrust soccer to an IHSAA team sport at RHS for both girls and boys.  He was an accomplished poker player and enjoyed challenging family and friends to the most spirited games.  Annually, fall brought on the family football pools.  Carl took the helm of organizing the pool, while his wife Cathy was delighted to take the wins!!!


 

Carl was blessed to have two sets of kids, Arron McDaniel, Shawn McDaniel and wife Danielle and Meghan McDaniel Miller became part of his family in 1981. After marrying Cathy Ann Floyd in 1992 he was blessed with four more sons, Ty Dale Adley and wife Lauren of Rochester, Joshua Lloyd Adley and girlfriend Erica of Westfield, Trey Adam Adley and wife Arrianah of Yokota AFB, Fussa Japan and Jared Chase Adley of Bloomington; several grandchildren; two sisters Marsha J. Roberts and husband John of Rochester, Mary Anne Heishman and husband Mark of Brownsburg; nieces, nephews and special relatives from the Brown families.


 

Preceding Carl in death are his parents, niece Tracey Heishman, a longtime friend, Brother Bob Becht.


A celebration of the life of Mr. Carl Adley will be at 11:00 AM  on Monday, August 23, 2021 at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. 

His family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 AM.  

 

In lieu of flowers, may be made to the FCCF for the Fulton County Parks and Recreation, 125 E. 9th St., Rochester, IN 46975   

 

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

Kyle Aaron Thomas, 53, of Rochester

Kyle Aaron Thomas, 53, of Rochester passed away on Monday, August 16, 2021 at his residence.

On November 26, 1967, Kyle was born in Plymouth to Keith C. and Sandra Smith Thomas.  In 1986 he graduated from Culver Community High School. While in high school, he played basketball and football.

As a concrete finisher, Kyle worked for Richard’s Concrete for a number of years.

Left to cherish the memories of Kyle are three daughters Sara, Samantha, Abbie; mother Sandra Holcomb of Monterey, companion and best friend Terri Jo Hinds and her daughter Alisa of Culver, brother Kent W. Thomas and wife Dawn of Culver, half sister Tori Thomas of Indianapolis, two nieces Jamie Thomas, Jenna Hiatt and husband Nat; canine companion, Roscoe, a special blend, Whiskers an orange tabby and Oscar a tiger cat.

Preceding Kyle in death are his father Keith Thomas, step father Walt Holcomb and his grandparents.

A celebration of the life of Kyle Aaron Thomas will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, August 20, 2021 at the Leiters Ford United Methodist Church. Pastor Tami Boggs will officiate. Friends may visit with the family from 12:00 to 2:00 in the church on Friday.

Interment will be in the Leiters Ford Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Animal Shelter, 1540 Wentzel St., Rochester, IN 46975 or the Pretty Lake Trinity United Methodist Church, PO Box 266, Plymouth, IN 46563.

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

 

Carl Adley, 65, of Rochester

Mr. Carl Adley, 65, of Rochester passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2021.


 

On January 14, 1956, Lloyd Carl Adley was born in Rochester.  He was a treasured son of Lloyd and Julia Brown Adley.  Growing up he shared his childhood with two sisters, Marsha and Mary Anne. He was a life time Fulton County resident, with the exception of 2 ½ years in Glasgow, KY.


 

After graduating from Rochester High School in 1974, Carl continued his education at Indiana State University and graduated in 1977 earning a BS degree in Business Administration. He worked for Edmonton Manufacturing Company that later became Topps Safety Apparel, Inc. from 1971 to 2019. His co-workers were considered family.


 

With a keen interest in soccer, Carl provided convincing energy and enthusiasm to help thrust soccer to an IHSAA team sport at RHS for both girls and boys.  He was an accomplished poker player and enjoyed challenging family and friends to the most spirited games.  Annually, fall brought on the family football pools.  Carl took the helm of organizing the pool, while his wife Cathy was delighted to take the wins!!!


 

Carl was blessed to have two sets of kids, Arron McDaniel, Shawn McDaniel and wife Danielle and Meghan McDaniel Miller became part of his family in 1981. After marrying Cathy Ann Floyd in 1992 he was blessed with four more sons, Ty Dale Adley and wife Lauren of Rochester, Joshua Lloyd Adley and girlfriend Erica of Westfield, Trey Adam Adley and wife Arrianah of Yokota AFB, Fussa Japan and Jared Chase Adley of Bloomington; several grandchildren; two sisters Marsha J. Roberts and husband John of Rochester, Mary Anne Heishman and husband Mark of Brownsburg; nieces, nephews and special relatives from the Brown families.


 

Preceding Carl in death are his parents, niece Tracey Heishman, a longtime friend, Brother Bob Becht.


 

A celebration of the life of Mr. Carl Adley will be at 11:00 AM  on Monday, August 23, 2021 at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester.  His family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 AM.  In lieu of flowers, may be made to the FCCF for the Fulton County Parks and Recreation, 125 E. 9th St., Rochester, IN 46975   Electronic expressions may be made to his family at www.goodfamilyfh.com .

Linda Ann Kowal, 58, of Rochester

Linda Ann Kowal, 58, of Rochester, passed away at 2:33 PM on Friday, August 13, 2021 at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne.


 

On December 18, 1962, in Rochester, Linda was born to Richard and Betty Ann Wagoner Hassenplug.  Growing up she shared her childhood with a sister, Julie. In 1981, she graduated from Rochester High School.


 

Linda and Richard Kowal were married on November 26, 1982, in the Rochester Church of God. They shared 38 years of life’s adventures. Their union produced a daughter, Amanda and a son, Richard. Another generation has been added to the family tree with the blessings of four grandchildren.


 

A banking professional, Linda was a loan officer for Beacon Credit Union at Rochester's South Branch for many years.  With a love for her friends and neighbors, Linda took great joy to call and check in with them to see how they were doing and catch up on the latest.  Socializing and kindness were great character strengths.  An outdoors woman, she enjoyed camping at Pla-Mor and setting around the campfire under the star-lit skies.  There were many visits to North Carolina's Outer Banks where she developed a passion for the Atlantic Ocean.  A proud Grandma, Linda loved gathering for the holidays and special family celebrations making memories with the grands.


 

Left to cherish Linda's memory are her husband Richard, daughter, Amanda Huse and husband Brad of Bourbon; Rich Kowal and wife Amy of Forest, VA;   her parents Richard and Betty Hassenplug of Rochester; four grandchildren Carter Kowal, Riley Kowal, Noah Huse and Whitney Huse;  sister Julie Lopez and husband Leo of Bourbon; nephew Wes Kowal and wife Shelby of Nappanee.


 

A celebration of the life of Linda Ann Kowal will be at 1:00 PM on Thursday,  August 19, 2021, in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St.  Rochester. Pastor Luke Vasicek will officiate.   Friends may visit with the family from 4-7 PM on Wednesday, August 18, 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 Riley Children Hospital, 705 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46975.  Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to his family at www.goodfamilyfh.com .

Cloyde Richard Earp, 72, of Kewanna

Cloyde Richard Earp, 72, of Kewanna, IN passed away (following a battle with cancer) on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at the home of his mother-in-law in rural Monterey, IN. 

He was born on September 8, 1948 in Rochester, IN to the late Cloyde Russell and Florence L. [Johnson] Earp.  Richard graduated from Onarga Military School and Vincennes University.  He worked most of his life as a farmer and a truck driver. 

 

During his retirement, he worked alongside his son in his farming operation. 

 

Richard was a member of Leiter’s Ford United Methodist Church and was a 4H leader for 30 years.  He was the founder of Fulton County Model Railroad Club.  He was a train enthusiast and especially enjoyed model railroading.

 

Richard loved his family, especially spending time with his grandchildren.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. 

 

Survivors include:
Christine [Reinhold] Earp, Wife

Ross (Nicole) Earp, Son

Allison (Randy Kopka) Earp, Daughter

Jacob (Amy) Koepkey, Step Son

Maci Earp, Granddaughter

Maddison Earp, Granddaughter

Esther Earp-Kopka, Granddaughter

Logan Koepkey, Step Grandson

Griffin Koepkey, Step Grandson

Madelyn Koepkey, Step Granddaughter

Sawyer Koepkey, Step Grandson

Donna Clark, Sister

Phyllis Covey, Sister

Several Nieces and Nephews

Esther [Mack] Reinhold, Mother-in-law

 

Preceded in death by:

Cloyde Russell and Florence L. [Johnson] Earp, Parents

Valentine Reinhold, Jr., Father-in-law

 

Visitation will be from 11AM – 1PM EDT Suday, August 22, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

Funeral Services will be held at 1PM EDT Sunday, August 22, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with Rev. Nancy Foster officiating.

Graveside Services will be held at 4:30 PM EDT (3:30 PM CDT) Sunday, August 22, 2021 at Earp Cemetery in Cornell, IL.

Burial will take place at Earp Cemetery in Cornell, IL.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Leiter’s Ford United Methodist Church or Monterey United Methodist Church. 

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

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

 

Jacob Anthony Gutwein, 25, of Rensselaer

Jacob Anthony Gutwein, 25, of Rensselaer, IN passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, August 11, 2021 as the result of an automobile accident. 

He was born on June 12, 1996 in Valparaiso, IN. 

Jacob attended Rensselaer High School.  He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol and Jasper Co. Retired Iron Club. 

Jacob enjoyed spending time at home as well as working on computers.   He was an avid gamer.  Jacob will be sadly missed.

 

He is survived by:

Charlene [Rogers] Gutwein, Grandmother

Nancy [Spangle] Hopson, Mother

Kristy (Clinton) Mays, Sister

Kelly Gutwein, Sister

Karla (Tyler) Gowens, Sister

Lynn Gutwein II, Brother

Colton Gutwein, Brother

Several Nieces and Nephews

Many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins

 

Preceded in death by:

Johnny Gutwein, Jr., Grandfather

Thelma Ponder, Grandmother

Jerry Horton, Grandfather

Lynn Gutwein, Father

 

Private Services and Burial will be held.

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

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

James "Jimmy" Allen Stahl, 67, of Plymouth

James “Jimmy” Allen Stahl, 67 of Plymouth,  passed away on August 13, 2021 at 2:38 a.m. at Saint Joseph Health System, Plymouth, Indiana. He had been in declining health for several years.

On June 26, 1954 in Rensselaer, Indiana he was born to Earl Edward Stahl and Pansy Violet (Sellers) Stahl. Jimmy lived most of his life in Marshall County, Indiana.

 

He married Rhoda (Neace) Stahl and together they shared the past 40 years with each other.

 

Jimmy worked at Hoosier Tire & Rubber in the Rubber Plant, Research and Development Department and the Lab, retiring in 2012.

 

He attended House of Prayer Church in Plymouth, Indiana. Jimmy attended Argos High School, Argos, Indiana.

 

Jimmy is survived by his Wife Rhoda (Neace) Stahl of Plymouth, Indiana.

 

Daughter – Wilma Neace of Rochester, Indiana

 

Grandson – Codell Neace-Phillips of Rochester, Indiana

 

Sister – Karen Obenchain and husband Ron of Plymouth, Indiana

 

Step-Father – Kenneth Iliff of Bremen, Indiana

 

and many Nieces and Nephews

 

He is preceded in death by his Parents; Son - Doug Neace; Brothers – Bob Stahl, Chuck Stahl, Harold Stahl, Larry Stahl, William Stahl, and Ronald Stahl; Sisters – Rosemary Boyd, Phyllis Townsel, Norma Stahl, Shirley Heddens, and Sherri Ludwig

 

Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday August 17, 2021 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos, Indiana.

 

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday August 18, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with burial following at the Maple Grove Cemetery.

 

Earl-Grossman Funeral Home in Argos is in charge of the arrangements.

Richard W. "Rich" Ulery, 76, of Rochester

Richard W. "Rich" Ulery , 76, of Rochester was surrounded by his loving family when he  passed away at 5:32 PM Friday, August 13, 2021 at Lutheran Hospital of Ft. Wayne. 

 

On May 28, 1945, Richard Wayne Ulery was born near Adamsboro in Cass County.  He was a treasured son of Richard E. and Martha Rosella Bean Ulery. Growing up he shared his childhood with four brothers and two sisters.  In 1964 he graduated with his class from South Caston High School.  

 

In Rochester, on November 11, 1992 Rich married Clara Ann Yaggie.  His memberships include the IOOF Lodge and  the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. 

 

Rich enjoyed manicuring the IOOF Cemetery lawn to perfection and playing cards with his lodge buddies on Wednesday nights. 

 

With a love for the Tippecanoe River, Rich floated and fished with his friends Mark and Denny.  He also enjoyed the game of golf, bowling, solving puzzles, western TV shows and Wheel of Fortune.  His favorite place to eat was Hardees. 

 

Left to cherish Rich's memory are his wife Clara, his children Richard Ulery II (Jessica) of Huntington, Andrew Ulery (significant other Jessica) of Warsaw,  Brian Ulery (Jessica) of Royal Center,  Randy Ulery (Paige) Logansport,  Penny Thompson (Scott) Burnettsville,  Tammy Hurd (Josh) Warsaw, brothers: Don Ulery and Bobby Ulery both of Logansport,  Larry "Jay" Ulery (Mary) of Peru, a sister  Betty Evans of Logansport 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and his faithful, overfed chocolate Lab Layla. 

 

Preceding Rich in death are his parents and siblings Shirley and Ronald. 

 

A celebration of the life of Mr. Rich Ulery will be at 1:00 PM Tuesday, August  17 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th Street, Rochester. 

 

His family will receive friends from 11:00 until the time of the service. 

 

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows will conduct a memorial service followed by the family service. Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery.

 

The Fulton County Veteran's Honor Guard and the United States Army Honor's Team will accord military honors.   

 

Rich would like his friends to be attired casually and with their favorite ball caps. 

 

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

 

 

Barbara Jean Johnson Mills, 68

Barbara Jean Johnson Mills, 68, passed away Thursday, May 27, 2021 at her residence.

On August 18, 1952 she was born in Rochester to Albert L. Sr. and Alice J. Hittle Shotts.

Answering the call of patriotism, Barbara served with the US Army and was honorably discharged in 1974.

As a professional truck driver, Barb delivered goods from coast to coast.

Left to cherish the memory of Barb are two daughters Stephenia Voorhees and husband Justin, Amanda Kelly; two brothers Ralph Shotts and wife Paula of  Rochester; Robert Shotts and wife Jacki of Winterhaven, FL; niece Amber Smallbone of Macy, three nephews Andrew Shotts  and wife Kira, Jonathan Shotts, Matthew Shotts; two sisters-in-law  Lisa Bryant and husband Rodney of Macy,  Rene and Terry Lett of  Rochester and several cousins.

Preceding Barbara in death are her parents and brother Albert L. Shotts Jr.

Military honors will be conducted by the Fulton County Veterans Honor Guard and the US Army Honors Team at 1:00 PM on Sunday, August 15, 2021 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester.

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

 

Mary Beth Masterson 71, Rochester

Mary Beth Masterson 71, Rochester, Indiana, went home to be with the Lord at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at Hickory Creek of Rochester.

She was born on April 11, 1950 in Evansville, Indiana. She became the loving daughter of Betty (Huff) and Devon Shuman in Rochester, Indiana in 1953. She graduated from Rochester High School in 1968. On December 23, 1976 in Rochester, Indiana, she married Delbert Masterson and he survives in Rochester.

Beth had worked for Bob’s Lock and Key, had worked in the insurance industry, had been a homemaker and a loving mother and grandmother. She attended Riverview Community Church.

Surviving along with Delbert are her son, Dave (Allison) Masterson, Brownsburg, Indiana, son-in-law, Tim Kindig, Bluffton, Indiana, grandchildren, Austin (Emily) Kindig, Bluffton, Indiana, Zach and Adam Tyler, Brownsburg, Indiana, Grayson and Shelbee Olinger, Rochester, Indiana, great grandchildren, Giovanni, Isabella, Therese, Basil, and Aurlia Kindig, sister, Debbie (Dave) Swango, Rochester, Indiana, brothers, Brent Shuman, Bill (Joan) Dawson, South Bend, Indiana, Budd (Susan) Dawson, Warsaw, Indiana, brother-in-law, Tim Thompson, South Carolina. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, DeVona Kindig, sister, Linda Thompson, and brother, Dick McGothlin.

Services in her memory will take Place at 11:00 A.M. Monday August 16, 2021, at Riverview Community Church, Rochester, Indiana. Friends may visit with the family from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Monday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Riverview Community Church. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

James Duane Towne, 75, of Rochester

James Duane Towne, 75, of Rochester passed away at 7:41 PM on Monday, August 9, 2021 at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne.

On June 13, 1946, James was born in Rochester to James A. and Ruby Sutton Towne. Growing up he shared his childhood with two sisters, Gloria and Janice. In 1964, he graduated from Rochester High School.

Jim and Patty Jean Keel were married on November 11, 1967 at his sister Gloria’s home in Culver. They have shared 54 years of life’s adventures. Their union produced a daughter, Darla and a son Ron.

With a great work ethic Jim worked under the same roof in Bremen for 45 years, Jim retired as a lab technician for Johns Manville.  Dad and Ron spent many hours “Townerizing” in the garage working on cars and trucks.

As a family man, he taught Darla and Ron to read during family Bible night. He gave great advice “be smart with your decisions” and “always go to the throne”. Vacations to Missouri to see the cousins, insisting Darla ride the roller coaster at Worlds of Fun were cherished times.  Patty and Jim enjoyed eating out at local eateries, but nothing would ever beat “maws” potato salad or Linda’s cherry pie.

Watching game shows, American Pickers and This Old House was a great way to learn new things. To get outside he could be found fishing for catfish at the pond or the channel.

The Towne family were members of the Rochester Church of God.  Jim and Patty enjoyed singing at the singspirations. Their favorite hymn was God Walks the Dark Hills.  He was a man of deep and silent faith.

Left to cherish the memories of Jim are his wife Patty; daughter Darla Towne of Rochester; son Ron Towne and wife Linda of Burkett; two sisters Gloria Jean Neher and husband Truman of Culver, Janice Hatfield and husband Lon of Corpus Christi, TX and canine companion, Missy, a poodle Yorkie mix.

Preceding Jim in death are his parents and brother Billy Ray in infancy.

A celebration of the life of James D. Towne will be at 1:00 PM on Friday, August 13, 2021 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. Pastor Larry Pyatt will officiate. Friends may visit with the family two hours prior to the service in the funeral home.  

Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Rochester Church of God, 3048 Southway 31, Rochester, IN 46975.

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

Helen Siciliano, 89

Helen Siciliano, 89, passed away at 8:33 AM on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at her home.

On May 12, 1932, Helen Rizzo was born in Chicago, IL.  She was a cherished daughter of  Savario and Mary (Veltri) Rizzo.   Growing up she shared her childhood with two sisters, Rachele and Rosemarie, and a brother, Barney. With pride, Helen graduated in 1950 from Austin High School in Chicago.

In Chicago, Helen married Joseph T. Siciliano.  From their union came four beautiful children.  The family tree continued to grow with the added blessings of eight grandchildren.  Sadly, he passed away on June 21, 2007.

With a strong work ethic, Helen worked at Petersen's Ice Cream, serving up some amazing flavors, treats and unique concoctions to her customers and friends.  For 31 years she served the best until she retired. She was known affectionately by her best friends as "Sweet Helen.                                                                                                  A  woman of strong faith, Helen was a devout Catholic who loved and treasured Virgin Mary. In her earlier years she was quite active at her church in Chicago.

The matriarch of the Siciliano family, Grandma Helen was proud to oversee three generations.  Her greatest lifetime accomplishment was her legacy. Conveying to all love unconditionally, she enjoyed the times spent together during the holidays and special family celebrations.

Left to cherish Helen's memory are three daughters: Denise Siciliano  (Al Majko) of Crystal Lake, IL, Diane Siciliano (Mark Tokarz) of Villa Park, IL, Donna Siciliano (Emil Cargola) of Carol Stream, IL; son Joseph T. Siciliano II  (Christine) of Rochester; eight grandchildren: Katie Majko, Joey Majko, David Siciliano, Kristen Siciliano, twins Dana and Anthony Siciliano, Joey Siciliano, Frankie Siciliano; sister Rachele Rimmer of Laguna Woods, CA; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Helen in death are her parents, husband, sister Rosemarie Kuczek and brother Barney Rizzo.

A private family celebration of life will take place. 

Ronald L. Nickell, 65, of Rochester

Ronald L. Nickell, 65, of Rochester passed away on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at his residence.

 

On October 1, 1955, Ronald Lee was born in Rochester to Harvey and Vandetta P. Melton Nickell. Growing up he shared his childhood with an older brother, Richard.  Ron was a member of the Rochester High School class of 1974.

 

Answering the call of patriotism, Ron served our country with the United States Navy. During his stint with the Navy he was a crew member of the USS Enterprise and the USS Ranger.

 

On August 11, 1983, Ron married the love of his life, Miss Tina Renee Refitt in Rochester. They shared 37 years of life’s adventures.  Their union produced beautiful two daughters, Melissa and Alisha. Two more generations have been added to the family tree with the blessings of seven grandchildren and a great-grandson.   Sadly, she passed away on September 2, 2020.

 

With a strong work ethic, Ron worked in the RV home industry for nearly four decades.  He worked for Greyhound Luxury Bus.  More recently Ron worked for Farimount/Gulfstream Coach where he earned a perfect attendance award for his dedicated service of 10 continuous years.

 

To relax, Ron enjoyed taking Tina cruising around on day trips on his Honda Black Shadow.  They were affectionately known as Hog and Hogette by their best riding buddies. An extraordinary woodworker, Ron made many unique creations for his family to use in their homes.  With an ice-cold Bud in hand, Ron enjoyed cheering for the Indy Colts and NASCAR's the Earnhardt's Sr. & Jr.  

 

Papa Ron was so very proud to oversee four generations.  He looked forward to the holidays and special family celebrations making memories and being with the grands and now with his great-grand Kingston.

 

 

Left to cherish Ron's memory are two daughters: Melissa Lett and husband Eric of Rochester, Alisha Miller and husband Justin of Lafayette; seven grandchildren: Alexis Nolen, Owen Lett, Jordan Lett, Kelton Lett, Arianna McKee, Layney Miller, Caiden Miller, a great-grandson Kingston Allen Laird;  several nieces and nephews and his treasured feline companions Winston and Boomer, the orange tabbies.

 

Preceding Ron in death are his parents, wife, Tina, brother Richard, “Rick” Nickell and son-in-law Travis Nolen.

 

A celebration of the life of Mr. Ronald L. Nickell will be at 3:30 PM on Monday,  August 9, 2021 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester.

 

Friends may visit with the family from 1:30 ~ 3:30 PM on Monday in the funeral home. Pastor Mike VanHeyningen will officiate.  

 

Military Honors will be conducted by the Fulton County Veterans Honor Guard and the US Navy Honors Team.  

 

Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.  

 

Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Fund through the Northern Indiana Community Foundation, 227 E. 9th St., Rochester, IN 46975.   

 

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

Orville Dean Carter, 62, of Francesville

Orville Dean Carter, 62, of Francesville, IN passed away Thursday, August 5, 2021 at Northwest Porter Hospital in Valparaiso, IN. 

 

He was born on April 16, 1959in Rensselaer, INtoHoward Lee and LuluBelleLosh Carter. Dean married Tina Louise Widner on December 14, 1988 in Francesville, IN. Tina survives.

Dean was a retired truck driver. He worked for Hopkins Trucking for many years.  He was a member of the NRA. Dean enjoyed hunting and fishing. He enjoyed the outdoors and tinkering in his garage. Dean was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed help. Dean enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.

 

He is survived by:

Howard Lee Carter,  DeMotte, IN   Father

Tina Louise Carter,   Francesville, IN     Wife

Tina (Adam) Hoeferlin,    Francesville, IN    Daughter

Raymond Carter,   Francesville, IN    Son

Tabethia (Tabitha) Fitchpatrick,    Monticello, IN    Daughter

Samantha (Donald) Parks,      Brook, IN      Daughter

Quentin Harper,   Grandson

Peyton Hoeferlin,   Grandson

ChloeHoeferlin,    Granddaughter

Serenity Carter,   Granddaughter

Douglas Carter,   Grandson

PeitanFitchpatrick,    Granddaughter

Levon Parks,   Grandson

Mary Northcutt,  Chalmers, IN   Sister

Timothy (Debbie) Carter,   Rensselaer, IN   Brother

Michael Carter,  DeMotte, IN   Brother

Richard Carter, Brook, IN  Brother

 

Preceded in death by:

LuluBelleLosh Carter    Mother

 

Memorial Services will be held at 1 PM EDT Saturday, August 21, 2021 at the Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN with Pastor James Ketchen officiating.

 

Visitation will be from 11 AM-1 PM EDT Saturday, August 21, 2021 at the Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family.

 

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

 

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

 

John Joseph Stanton, 54, of Winamac, formerly of Rochester

John Joseph Stanton, 54, of Winamac,  formerly of Rochester, passed away on Friday, August 6, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. 

 

He was born on February 11, 1967 in Wheeling, WV to John Eugene “Jack” and Diane [Bagley] Stanton.   John graduated from Wheeling High School and received an Associates Degree from Phoenix University. 

 

On April 11, 2008, he married Alesia Dawn [Dail] McKenzie in Rochester. 

 

John was currently employed at Plymouth Tube in Winamac where he worked as a production supervisor. 

He is survived by:

Alesia Dawn [Dail] Stanton, Winamac, IN Wife

Paige McKenzie, Winamac, IN Step Daughter

Preston Stanton, Winamac, IN Son

Joshua Stanton, Winamac, IN Son

John Eugene “Jack” and Diane [Bagley] Stanton, Parents

Kim Stanton, Sister

Bob (Michelle) Stanton, Brother

Ryan Stanton, Brother

Timmy Tracey, Nephew

 

Visitation will be from 6-8 PM EDT Wednesday, August, 11, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

 

Private Graveside Services will be held at Winamac Cemetery in Winamac, IN. 

 

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

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Autism Society or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

 

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

 

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

 

Terry Wynn, 74, of Rochester

Terry Wynn,  74, of Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 9:35 A.M. Thursday, August 5, 2021 at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, Indiana.

 

He was born on May 26, 1947 in Rochester, Indiana, the son of Eli and Barbara (Newell) Wynn. Terry served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained while serving with the Second Squadron 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam.

 

On April 4, 1971 in Rochester, Indiana, he married Mary L. Bailey and she survives.

 

Terry started working for the City of Rochester in the Water Department before working thirty nine years as Street Superintendent retiring in 2010. He also served almost forty years as a volunteer on the Rochester Fire Department and had driven for Alexander Distributing delivering Dean Milk.

 

He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Eagles Lodge, and American Legion. He had been an active bowler for many years competing in state bowling tournaments. At home, he enjoyed mowing and maintaining his lawn.

 

Survivors include his wife, Mary L. Wynn, sons, Randy (Erin) Wynn, Rochester, Indiana, Tim Wynn, Rochester, Indiana, twin brother, Jerry (Joellen) Wynn, Rochester, Indiana, sisters, Patty Ann (Mike) Bingle, Rochester, Indiana, Deb Vigar, Rochester, Indiana, several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers-in-laws, Ron Bailey and Roger Vigar.

 

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Monday August 9, 2021 at the First Baptist Church, Rochester, Indiana, with Dr. Mark Spencer officiating.

 

Friends may visit at the church from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Sunday and one hour prior to service Monday.

 

Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana, where military graveside services will be conducted by the Fulton County Veterans Honor Guard.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eagles Lodge Scholarship or 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

 

Lori Lynn Thompson Craft, 53, of Rochester

Lori Lynn Thompson Craft, 53, of Rochester passed away on August 2, 2021 at her residence.

 

On September 7, 1967, Lori Lynn Hill was born in Rochester.  She was a treasured daughter of Jackie Lee and Carol Sue Pierce Hill. Growing up she shared her childhood with a sister Crissy and a brother Jon.

In 1985 she graduated from Rochester High School. Continuing her education at Ivy Tech, to achieve her life dream of becoming a nurse she earned a Registered Nursing degree in 1994. Lori worked at Life Care Center for 10 years.

 

As a Grandma Lori cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren. Whether it keeping track on Facebook or celebrating the holidays and birthdays with her family there was nothing better than time with her grands.   To relax Lori enjoyed bicycling and swinging.

 

Left to cherish Lori's memory are a daughter, Jayci P. Martin and husband Erick, three sons Cody Thompson and girlfriend Tierney Lloyd, Chayse Thompson and wife Brittney, Travis Thompson; two grandchildren Rhemi Thompson, Coden Thompson all of Rochester; sister Crissy Hill of Mesa, AZ; brother Jon Hill and wife Dorothy of Rochester and her loving calico feline companion, Bonanza.

Preceding Lori in death are her parents.

A celebration of the life of Lori Thompson Craft will be at 11:00 AM on Monday, August 9, 2021 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th Street, Rochester. 

Her family will receive friends an hour prior to her service.  Pastor Terry Baldwin will officiate.   

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

 

Wanda Lynn "Duke" Gilbert, 44, of Culver

Wanda Lynn “Duke” Gilbert, 44, of Culver, IN passed away following a brave battle with cancer on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth, IN. 

She was born on October 3, 1976 in Bridgeton, NJ.  On March, 9, 2021, she married Amber L. [Mangun] Doeden in Winamac, IN.  

Duke was a cook at McDonalds in Winamac.  She enjoyed grilling out, watching the Chicago Bears, and drinking Natural Ice. 

Duke will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.

 

She is survived by:

Amber L. Gilbert, Wife

David (Sarah) Gilbert, Son

Zachary Mangun, Step Son

Tryston Whitaker, Step Son

Zoey Doeden, Step Daughter

Danielle Doeden, Step Daughter

Ashlynn Whitaker, Step Daughter

Robert (Sandra Anderson) Pierce, Father

Cathy (James) Grier, Sister

Kristy Marie, Sister

Jessica Wynn, Sister-in-law

Heather Wynn, Sister-in-law

4 Nephews: LJ, Jayson, Camden, and Chase

1 Niece: Ashley

Sandra Wynn, Mother-in-law

 

No Services will be held.

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

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

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

 

Esther Lillie Jacobsma White, 92, of Francesville, formerly of Winamac

Esther Lillie Jacobsma White, 92, of Francesville, IN (formerly of Winamac, IN) passed away at 8:05 AM Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Parkview Haven Retirement Home in Francesville. 

She was born on April 7, 1929 in South Holland, IL to the late Cornelius Frank and Esther Lilly [Diekman] VanKanegan. 

Esther married John Jacobsma, Jr. on August 21, 1948.  He passed away on November 10, 1991. 

Esther married Elmer White, Jr. April 6, 1997.  He passed away on September 12, 2019. 

Esther was a member of the Methodist Church in Dalton, IL.  She was a homemaker and built several houses on her own.  She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, flower gardening, and genealogy.  Esther loved spending time with her family and will be sadly missed.

 

She is survived by:

Shirley Jean (Earl) Zylstra, DeMotte, IN Daughter

Patricia June Foust, Lafayette, IN Daughter

Esther Lily Jacobsma, Wheatfield, IN Daughter

John (Alice) Jacobsma III, DeMotte, IN Son

Loretta Jane Vanaman, North Carolina Daughter

Mildred Joy Jacobsma, Michigan City, IN Daughter

Michael James (Carla) Jacobsma, San Pierre, IN Son

Kenneth Jeffery (Toni) Jacobsma, San Pierre, IN Son

Curtis Jay (Denise) Jacobsma, Grovertown, IN Son

Jacqueline Jenise Jacobsma, Remington, IN Daughter

2 Step Sons: Gary and Darrell

2 Step Daughters: Debra and Connie

Many Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, & Great Great Grandchildren

Sharon VanKanegan, Kinsman, OH Sister-in-law

Several Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

Cornelius Frank and Esther Lilly [Diekman] VanKanegan, Parents

John Jacobsma, Jr., First Husband

Elmer White, Jr., Second Husband

Dennis Foust, Son-in-law

Jeffery Eugene Saltsman, Son-in-law

3 Step Sons: Jimmy, Eldon, and Ronald

3 Step Grandchildren: Mary, Rachel, and Jodie

Eugene Cornelius VanKanegan, Brother

Clarence Frank VanKanegan, Brother

Roy Walter “Bud” VanKanegan, Brother

Victor James VanKanegan, Brother

Willis Quinton “Bill” VanKanegan, Brother

 

Visitation will be from 2-4 PM EDT Saturday, August 7, 2021 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville.

 

Private Burial will take place at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Lansing, IL.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Parkview Haven Retirement Home in Francesville.

 

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

 

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

Karen Sue Shidler 62, Rochester

Karen Sue Shidler 62, Rochester, Indiana, passed away on Friday morning, July 30, 2021, at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois.

She was born on May 30, 1959 in Valparaiso, Indiana. She was the daughter of Joe and Betty M. (Reynolds) Westmoreland. She spent ten years of her childhood residing in California before moving back to Northern Indiana to start high school. On January 8, 2002 in Rochester, Indiana, she married Daniel E. Shidler and he survives.

Karen had worked for Miller’s Merry Manor in Culver, Indiana and Plymouth, Indiana and had been a homemaker. She enjoyed playing video games and being with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Daniel E. Shilder, Rochester, Indiana, son, Joe (Jennifer) Hamilton, Culver, Indiana, step-daughter, MaShana Shidler, Knox, Indiana, grandchildren, Kaylee Hamilton, Madlin Hamilton, Breanna Hamilton, Jaden Hamilton, Payton Hamilton, all of Culver, Indiana, Kaydance Watts, Knox, Indiana, brothers, James Michael King, Colfax, Indiana, John (Jennifer) King, Rochester, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Gregory King and Bob King.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, August 5, 2021 at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana. Friends may visit with the family from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Thursday at the cemetery. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Kathleen A. Landing 70, Rochester

Kathleen A. Landing 70, Rochester, Indiana, and formerly of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away at 1:00 A.M. Wednesday July 28, 2021, at Life Care Center of Rochester.

She was born on August 15, 1950 in South Bend, Indiana, the daughter of James Edward and Geraldine Theresa (Kush) Landing. She graduated from Michigan City Elston High School and received her Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University- South Bend, Indiana.

After graduating from college, Kathy moved to the Los Angeles, California area where she worked in the film and entertainment industry. She was employed by Paramount Studios for many years. She had served as assistant to Producers Bonnie Bruckheimer and Bette Midler during the filming of the 1988 movie “Beaches” and had also served as personal secretary to Producer/Writer/Director Michael Mann during filming of the 1981 movie “Thief”.  She continued working for Michael Mann during the television production of “Miami Vice” from 1984- 1989. In the early 1990’s she returned to the Midwest to be close to family, settling in the Chicago area. There she worked for the Chicago Historical Society. In her leisure time she enjoyed reading, old movies and being with family.

Survivors include her sister, Jean Landing, Michigan City, Indiana, brothers, William Landing, Michigan City, Indiana, Alan (Laurie) Landing, Michigan City, Indiana, one nephew and one great niece. She was preceded in death by her parents.

No services are scheduled at this time. 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

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